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Wednesday January 2, 2019. 02:44 PM
iPhone XR was a Christmas best seller this year, along with iPads. Analytics data show the iPad 6th gen had an activation increase of 219%, and the 11-inch iPad Pro came in second at 125%. In order to achieve this, we examined our vast mobile data over Christmas this year,...
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One of the internet’s founding fathers, Larry Roberts, sadly passed away over the holiday season. Dr. Roberts pioneered packet switching technology and went on to become the Chief Scientist on the ARPANET project. He also had success in the private sector. Dr. Roberts died...
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Monday December 31, 2018. 11:44 PM
Jill is a Ph.D. astrophysicist known for her work in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. She’s the former director of the Center for SETI Research (2000-2012) and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy at USC until 2014. Currently, she’s Chair Emerit...
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Properly sharing Contacts? Check. Managing Mobile Applications Folder? Check. Scanning Bluetooth Devices? Check. Securing Your Certificates? Check. Choosing the best router? Check. All of this and more in Mac Geek Gab 742. MGG Forever!
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With 2018 behind us and CES is only a couple days away, The Mac Observer is taking off Monday and Tuesday off to catch our breath and get ready for 2019. We’ll be back with our regular daily new coverage, analysis, and podcasts on Wednesday, January 2nd. We’ll also be on...
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Saturday December 29, 2018. 05:24 AM
On December 28th, 1998, Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin relaunched “Webintosh” as The Mac Observer, and Bryan runs through some highlights from the last 20 years.
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Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to discuss what Mr. Kheit calls the pornification of software. They also look back at and grade Apple’s new product releases in 2018. It being these two, they are surprisingly upbeat, while still being cranky as can be.
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Friday December 28, 2018. 10:15 PM
We have a deal on a powerful portable battery, the 20,000mAh (Practically) Crush-Proof Portable Power Bank. In addition to massive capacity, this device features passthrough charging via USB-0C or microUSB, and it has USB-C and regular USB out. It also features a very...
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Ms. Gura-Sini performed the voice for Nuance Communications, which Apple acquired in 2016. She said she only authorized the use of her voice for “legitimate” purposes.
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Data from Best Buy show that bent iPad Pros aren’t slowing down sales. Both the 12.9-inch and 11-inch model have remained strong sellers. It’s still early, of course, and as “bend-gate” continued to gain news tractions — and as consumers return to work next week — it’s...
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Fintiv was founded this year, and its a patent troll suing Apple over mobile payments. Apple allegedly infringes upon three patents.
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2018 has been a difficult year for Facebook. There are lots of suggestions from lots of people about how the company can fix its own problems. Kurt Wagner on Re/Code made a suggestion for us users – have fewer friends. He said that “it’s time for Facebook to build a new...
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Interest from tech companies, including Apple, has led Sony to increase the production of next-generation 3D sensors.
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Today is all about history, as The Mac Observer turns 20 years old! Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Kelly for a look back.
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In the latest iPhone XR ad people are parkouring around a city, wearing what looks like prison uniforms. Each uniform is in a color representing the iPhone XR: black, white, coral, blue, red, and yellow. The tagline is ‘Make room for color’ and briefly promotes the iPhone...
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Some essential apps for iOS and Mac to help keep that new year’s resolution and boost your productivity in 2019.
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Andrew has finally created a universal file naming scheme, something he has been working on for a while. Here’s how he did it.
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Hackers stole the personal details of nearly 1000 people who defected from North Korea to South Korea, officials in Seoul have revealed.
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Google removed third-party apps that guided people to WhatsApp groups sharing child pornography after a Techcrunch report highlighted the issue. In a powerful follow-up, the site revealed how Google and Facebook’s advertising networks inadvertently helped finance the apps a...
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Elissa Redmiles offers six helpful tips to help you increase your online security in 2019. Things like setting boundaries, filter bubbles, and password managers make the list. As part of my research, I’ve recently been speaking with a number of sex workers in Europe about...
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