The world's second largest mobile platform—iOS—overtook Wintel PCs in unit sales in 2015. Bryan Chaffin argues this is a keystone moment in a seismic shift taking place under our very noses.
Apple released MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0 on Wednesday. The update, "addresses a storage firmware issue that, in rare cases, may cause data corruption." Apple recommended that all MacBook Pro (mid 2015) models be updated.
Jim Dalrymple—one of the most respected voices in the Mac Web—is done with Apple Music. In a passionate piece, Mr. Dalrymple said that numerous problems with Apple Music and his music library—including the loss of 4,700 songs ripped from CDs—has made him give up on the service. "I trusted my data to Apple and they failed," Mr. Dalrymple wrote. It's a damning piece. Apple should take notice. In the screenshot below is an example of Apple Music adding a song to an album twice, while playing them both at the same time.
Apple reported another record breaking quarter over US$49 billion in revenue, 4.8 million Macs sold, and 47.5 million iPhones sold. Jeff and Bryan look into Apple's numbers—and lack of numbers, in the case of Apple Watch—plus Bryan explains why the company's stock can drop even when the figures it reports are so good. They also have some complaints about iTunes 12.
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Apple reported its third fiscal quarter earnings yesterday and the numbers were big. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to Apple's revenue and earnings, iPhone and Mac sales figures, and the lack of numbers for Apple Watch sales. Jeff also shares how he now controls his simple window air conditioner over the Internet.
If you're loving Apple Music but hating how it's eating through your cellular data plan, there's a fix for that. You can stop Apple Music from streaming over iPhone's wireless data connection, although there are some strings attached.
Two years ago, Mac Geek Gab listener John had a hard disk gone bad and needed to recover some files off it before he moved on to a newer, more reliable disk. With that, he has asked for help deciding which data recovery software to use, in part because there are no good reviews of any options out there. Our advice from two years ago stands, and now has been further enhanced by some fantastic discussion in the article comments, as well.
If you're running the beta version of iOS 9 good luck leaving App Store reviews. Apple finally disabled the ability to leave app reviews from devices running beta versions of iOS, which means third party developers getting hit with one star reviews because they can't release iOS 9 compatibility updates can breathe a sigh of relief.
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Thanks for finally listening, Apple. Developers shouldn't have ever had to suffer through inappropriate negative app reviews from public beta testers. It's good to see they won't have to any more.
On June 30, 2015 Apple introduced Apple Music to the world and, in Dr. Mac's humble opinion, the music industry will never be the same.
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