This is way off the tech track, but Boing Boing posted this great video from HowStuffWorks explaining the "Transatlantic" or "Mid-Atlantic" accent that we know today mostly from movies in the 1930s and early 1940s. I enjoy the study of accents, and I thought this was a great breakdown of how this peculiar one worked, where it came from, and why it disappeared. No spoilers, just watch the video. It's great.
If keeping up with Apple's fast paced tech advancements and new products feels overwhelming, John Martellaro has some suggestions for getting your life back. Along with John, Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about balancing their tech gear piles with the rest of their lives, and Kelly has some suggestions for keeping your Apple Pencil—and the rest of your stylus collection—under control.
The iFixit team had a hard time getting ahold of an Apple Pencil, just like the rest of us, but with one finally in hand they tore it apart to see what's inside. Apple's stylus packs the smallest logic board they've seen, and they found this isn't a device you'll repair if something goes wrong.
Tapity announced Wednesday that it was putting two of its apps—Grades and Languages—on the market. The company said it was doing so in order to concentrate on Hours, the company's flagship product.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive deep into Jeff's hands-on time with the new Apple Pencil. They also dip their toes into more heady waters concerning a new onslaught against encryption and how it could affect our privacy and security. For an end cap they discuss Anonymous's newly declared war against ISIS and what it might mean.
Dr. Mac loves the camera on his new iPhone 6s Plus. Its image stabilization makes videos look more professional, and the new Live Photos feature, which captures 3 seconds of video when you shoot a still photo, is a winner. He's been shooting more photos and videos than usual lately, which led him to think about tips that may help you get better results when shooting photos or videos with your iPhone...
Apple is a very large company now. Its pace of change is enormous. It does a lot of different things that appeal to a lot of different people. However, no one person, not even tech journalists, can engage every technology at every level. John Martellaro ponders the problems and good solutions.
Now that we have Apple Pencils in hand it's time to talk iPad Pro accessories. John Martellaro and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Pencil, and on keyboards from Apple, Logitech, and Zagg.
Apple plans to start construction on a new flagship store in Chicago next year, and the just revealed architectural renderings show a design that's likely to become a centerpiece of the city's riverside attractions.
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It's great that Apple designs its flagship stores to not only look good, but to reflect the area they're in.
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