You don't have to spend a ton of money to get a professional level graphics tablet for your Mac if you have an iPad Pro or iPad Air. You'll need to buy Astropad from the App Store to get started. Watch The Mac Observer's video showing how you can get up and running.
Apple is a company with great values and makes best in class products. And so when a new technological opportunity comes along, we're naturally enthusiastic about Apple getting into the game. But in the case of commercial, consumer robots, it'll be smart for Apple to be the Johnny Come Lately. Here's why.
If you have an iPad Pro and a Mac you have the perfect setup for a dual display system. You'll need to buy the Duet Display app to make the magic happen, and the setup is pretty easy. Watch The Mac Observer's how to video to see an iPad Pro serving double duty as a MacBook Pro display.
It's listener comment time on TMO's Daily Observations, so Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to respond to your thoughts on the iPad Pro, the Steve Jobs movie, and Amazon's Seattle book store.
Your days are numbered, Beats Music subscribers. Apple is shutting down the service on November 30th, and current users are being urged to migrate their accounts to Apple Music.
Today we're going to talk about Force Touch on the Mac and some interesting (and not obvious) ways you can use it. Want to interact with links, addresses, and phone numbers in Mail? Or see all open windows for an application? Or edit your contacts in a flash? You can do all that and more, and we're here to tell you how.
Apple apologized to a group of black students in Australia who were kicked out because the store was, "just worried you might steal something." The incident is a rare social black eye for Apple, a company known for progressive attitudes and policies, and for being aggressive in pursuing an inclusive environment.
The Mac Observer has several legendary podcasts. And now, host John Martellaro has added a fourth, called Background Mode. In this podcast, John will interview notable developers, industry technical professionals, or even other noted authors inside (but occasionally outside) the Apple
community. These are all terrific people that both John and the listeners will be delighted to get to know better, It's more than a show about what they do; it's about who they are.
Prices are coming down for solid state drives. To wit, check out our deal on the Monster Digital 128GB Solid-State Portable Hard Drive for $34.99. It's USB 3.0, and using Monster Encrypt software, you can encrypt the data on it.
Apple published a commercial for iPad Pro to YouTube, a spot called A Great Big Universe. Using astronomy shots, the piece showcases iPad Pro as a device for viewing the universe using an astronomy app and split screen mode. What do you think?
Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin go deep with Apple's new iPad Pro, which Jeff picked up earlier on Wednesday. He also spent some time with Apple Pencil and the new Smart Keyboard. Believe it or not, there was even a new Apple Death Knell this week, and Jeff and Bryan deconstruct the argument that Apple's success hides how much trouble the company is really in.
It's been only a day since the iPad Pro was released and already people are forming their opinions on the mega-sized tablet. The Maccast's Adam Christianson joins Jeff Gamet to discuss what they think of the latest addition to the iPad line, and the different use cases they have planned for theirs.
Mozilla finally released Firefox for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Thursday, following through on their announcement from about a year ago. The iOS version of the Web browser supports syncing tabs, book marks, and history with other devices, and includes private browsing support, and includes iPad Pro support, too.
Science is cool, space is cool, and LEGO is cool, too. Put all three together and you get frakking awesome. That's exactly how to describe the Apollo 11 Saturn V LEGO Ideas proposal. It's a 1 meter tall 1:110 scale model of the rocket that first landed men on the Moon, and it's loaded with great details. The model splits apart into each rocket stage, includes the Eagle Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) and Columbia Command Module, and minifig astronauts ready to explore the lunar surface. Like all Ideas proposals, the Apollo 11 kit needs 10,000 votes before it goes through review for potential selection. It's at 8,100 right now, so get over to the LEGO Ideas site and cast your vote.
Apple may be planning on giving PayPal and Square a run for their money. The iPhone and iPad maker is reportedly working on deals with banks so Apple Pay users can make person-to-person payments.
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Adding personal payment support to Apple Pay would be a pretty big move. It's almost like Apple wants to make cash obsolete.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is committed to Ireland for the long haul, whether or not the European Commission rules against Apple's tax structure in the country. Mr. Cook made the comments after announcing an expansion of Apple's Cork campus by 1,000 employees.
Dr. Mac likes iPhone cases and rarely leaves home without one. The case manufacturers have apparently taken note; in the weeks following the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus he received at least a dozen cases to check out.
So for the past couple of months he's been testing a different case every few days. Most cases worked as expected, and none of them was horrible, but there were only two that he liked enough to use everyday (at least when he's not testing other cases).
We have a deal today on the Slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard—as the name suggests, it's a slim, Bluetooth keyboard for your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android device, or other Bluetooth compatible device. It's spill proof and it has backlighting for using at night. Through our friends at Stack Social we can offer it to you for $42.99. Check out the deal listing for more information.
You can navigate your fourth generation Apple TV with taps instead of swipes, which can be more precise than zipping your thumb around your Siri Remote. Check out The Mac Observer's video to learn how.
iPad Pro pre-orders started this morning with deliveries arriving on Friday, or you can go to an Apple Store and buy one today. Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the iPad Pro launch, and to look at the latest malware app that made it onto Apple's App Store.
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