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Monday January 7, 2019. 01:06 PM
Samsung Smart TVs will support AirPlay 2, and be the first devices with a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app, from this spring.
Speck was showing off GrabTab, their latest iPhone accessory, at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas on Sunday. Think of GrabTab as serving the same function as a PopSocket — allowing you to get a better one-handed grip on your iPhone — but GrabTab collapses much flatter to allow...
Nahimic, long-time makers of enhanced audio for video games, on Sunday launched Nahimic for Mac. Built to enhance music and movies, Nahimic brings real-time processing of your Mac’s audio from any app. They demoed it with movies and music and the results were impressive....
In the calm before the CES storm, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton come to you from Las Vegas to share their thoughts and answer your questions. Plus, John mentions Cosmic Bit Flips and everything goes sideways. Listen, enjoy, and learn. Just press play!
Sunday January 6, 2019. 03:11 AM
Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit chew on Apple’s rare guidance warning like the mangy junk yard dogs that they are. They also discuss innovation, scale, how a giant Apple should be structured, and what a Macintosh, Inc. spinoff might look like. It’s a rollicking episode, and...
Saturday January 5, 2019. 01:48 AM
4K/UHD TV is now mainstream. But new 8K TVs are coming. CNET writes: “The current version of the ubiquitous HDMI [2.0] audio video connection can handle pretty much every video format available today, but with 8K on the horizon, TV and other hardware makers could hit its li...
Friday January 4, 2019. 11:25 PM
Apple is in a mini-crisis. No, Apple isn’t going away. No, Apple can’t ignore the crisis. What’s the best way to look at the situation?
Brian Krebs reported today that a woman got an Apple Support scam via an automated phone call. And it looked like a legitimate call from Apple.
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Kelly Guimont to chat about the new Charter Cable app for Apple TV and the current state of cable.
Amazon Go could be a multi-billion dollar business for the retail giant, according to new figures reported by Re/Code. Analysts at RBC Capital Markets concluded that Amazon Go stores could earn 50% more than conventional stores. They found that the average store generates...
Rene Ritchie put together a good iMore guide to manage your online information and privacy settings. Now, just to be clear, these aren’t security tips. I’ll cover those in another column. These are privacy tips. They’re ways to make sure people and companies learn as little...
We have a deal on the Shuttercase, a case for your iPhone designed to make it easier to take photographs. It has a physical button for snapping photos, and it has a 3,000mAh battery built into it that is placed to let you hold your iPhone like you’d hold a SLR/DSLR camera....
Ritchie Torres, a New York City council member, wants to reign in facial recognition, specifically companies using them for data mining.
Last January I said “Luminar makes image editing easy and enjoyable with an interface that adapts easily to different styles and skill levels.” A new version — Luminar 3 — does all that and more, with features and tools designed exclusively for improving photos quickly...
Today’s Quick Tip is about Safari on the Mac and how you can use and adjust keyboard shortcuts to get to the sites you love. So if The Mac Observer is your favorite place (of course it is, right?), you can jump right here!
Despite the events of this week, in which Apple offered a revenue warning and saw its share price take a hit, the company is better placed than most other tech firms to ride out an economic storm. That’s the view of Tim Culpan, who ran the numbers for Bloomberg News. While ...
Marriott International revealed that 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were stolen from its Starwood unit’s customer database.
Apple is offering Back to School promotions in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Korea, including free Beats headphones.
The Los Angeles city attorney has filed a lawsuit saying that the Weather Channel collects user data for commercial purposes, not just to provide local forecasts. The government said the Weather Company, the business behind the app, unfairly manipulated users into turning on ...
A security researcher canceled a talk at Black Hat Asia on how to hack Face ID after his employer branded the research “incomplete.”
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