Recent Articles By Jeff Gamet [RSS]
The Department of Justice's fight to force Apple to sidestep iPhone security features in San Bernardino isn't over, and in fact is still very much alive in Boston. Like the San Bernardino case, the FBI is citing the All Writs Act from 1789 as grounds to force Apple to find a way to bypass the iPhone's lock screen, but this time they're doing all under sealed records instead of in the open.
iPhone SE sales aren't impressing at least some analysts. Adam Christianson from The Mac Cast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their take on the iPhone SE and who it's for, plus they look at Tesla's Model 3 and how it may impact the electric car market before Apple jumps in.
Siri is getting smarter and more sensitive. Apple's mobile device voice recognition system now knows a lot more about baseball just in time for opening day, and can respond much more appropriately to statements about abuse and sexual assault.
The FBI found a way to hack into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone after Apple refused to comply with a court order, the ACLU found a long list of cases where the FBI is trying to force Apple help unlock iPhones, and now it's using the undisclosed hack to unlock an iPhone in an Arkansas homicide investigation. So much for just this phone, just this once.
Should Apple sell a Mac bundled with Microsoft Windows? John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not that makes sense, and if there's a market for a Mac/Windows package.
It's April 1st, and we all know what that means: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available on iTunes. If you've been trapped on Tatooine for the past year you may have missed that Episode 7 (or 4, if you don't believe in the prequels) came out last December and was more fun than a cantina full of Twi'lek dancers. The movie costs US$19.99 and includes extras like behind the scenes shots, deleted scenes, building BB-8, and more.
Apple is starting to produce its own original television content, although we haven't seen any of it online yet. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's push into TV shows and offer their thoughts on where the company may be headed. They also offer up their thoughts on Disney abandoning Apple TV for its Infinity gaming series.
Disney's endorsement of Apple TV as a legit gaming platform was short lived. Only six months after the fourth generation Apple TV launched Disney has dropped support for Disney Infinity, and that's going to make it hard for other big name game makers to take the platform seriously.
Our smartphones seem to be taking over more of our lives, but it doesn't have to be that way. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about our dependency on smartphones and the compulsion many people have to immediately respond to every alert and notification. They also look at ways to keep your documents private and encrypted with the tools built into OS X on your Mac.