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The FBI says it has new data from Syed Farook's iPhone, and that new data is that there isn't any data, or at least no data that's of any use to the San Bernardino mass shooting investigation. The FBI is saying their analysis shows Mr. Farook didn't communicate with anyone during an 18 minute window that's unaccounted for following the shooting spree—something they should've known long before hacking into the phone.
It seems not everyone is happy with the updated MacBook Apple announced yesterday. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the complaints about the MacBook refresh, why some people aren't happy, who this model is good for, where the MacBook Air fits into Apple's computer line up, and more.
If you've been thinking about attending a developer's conference, but Apple's own Worldwide Developer Conference is too rich for your blood, there are six other events coming later this year that cost a lot less—and for the next couple hours you can get a 10-percent discount, too. 360|iDev, try! Swift, Indie DevStock, Release Notes, CocoaLove, and Úll are all offering the discount, but not for long. Use the coupon code "COMMUNITY" to get the lower conference price, but don't procrastinate because the deals end at 9AM pacific time today.
If you can't get comfortable when you're working on your computer at your desk the problem may not be your chair, it may be the mat it's sitting on. The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet has been using a glass chair mat instead of plastic for years, and he explains why that's been a much better choice for him—and may be for you, too.
Apple refreshed the MacBook today, and it may be telegraphing what to expect in the next MacBook Pro update. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's laptop lineup, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, and more. They also have some thoughts on the Apple's rumored car plans and the company's latest car-related hire from Tesla.
Apple is using its website home page to note the passing of former company executive and board member Bill Campbell. The memorial notes he was a "coach and mentor to many of us at Apple," and that he believed in Apple "when few people did." Mr. Campbell passed away on Monday following a long fight with cancer.
Apple updated the MacBook on Tuesday with faster processors, longer battery life, and a new Rose Gold finish. The company also said the Macbook is "the future of the notebook," hinting at what we can expect from the next major MacBook Pro refresh.
Apple has a team working on App Store and iTunes discoverability, and that may include paid search. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's search efforts, then they get pretty heated when the topic switches to Apple Car designs.
Apple and the FBI are headed back to Washington to answer questions about law enforcement investigations and encryption. Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell and FBI science and technology executive assistant director Amy Hess are scheduled to appear before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday, April 19.
Remember how Kanye West said "never never never" about streaming his "Life of Pablo" album on Apple Music, and then he did? Now you can stream his new song, "Saint Pablo," exclusively on Apple Music—it isn't available on Tidal. I don't think this word "never" means what he thinks it means.