The world is going crazy over Apple Watch, and you can't even buy one yet. Jeff and Bryan take a look at the early Apple Watch reviews, and dive into Apple's reasons for making a smartwatch. The also talk about why they're getting an Apple Watch, and speculate on how it's going to fit into the tech world.
There were some interesting updates rolled into iOS 8.3 and Mac OS 10.10.3. Both of them involve the emoji available to you, and Kelly helps you sort out how to tweak the ones you can see, as well as add in a bonus one you can use but can't see yet.
Along with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The release notes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch update say it includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and a redesigned emoji keyboard—none of which comes as a surprise since the 8.3 update has been available as a public beta.
Apple released OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 on Wednesday. The update, "improves the reliability of Yosemite Recovery when restoring from a Time Machine backup."
We're only a couple days away from Apple Watch pre-orders, and the early reviews are coming in. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the first Apple Watch reviews, plus Kelly has some great alternatives to iTunes for syncing your iPhone or iPad with your Mac.
The Wall Street Journal posted a video with reporter Joanna Stern walking us through a fictional day in the life with an Apple Watch. Part tongue-in-cheek, part serious attempt to show us the Apple Watch with a POV camera, Ms. Stern's video offers a mixed review on the device. For bonus points, enjoy Rupert Murdoch's cameo in which he exercised his droit de signeur with the device (as Philip Elmer-DeWitt quipped).
Apple released OS X 10.10.3 on Wednesday, an update that includes the long-awaited Photos app. Photos replaces Apple's popular iPhoto software, as well as the company's professional software, Aperture. The update also includes new Emoji characters, adds Spotlight suggestions to Look Up, improves Wi-Fi, and more.
There are several, perhaps daunting, tasks to building a website. One, which the Sandvox OS X app makes easier, is the the design and structuring of a website without knowing much (or any) HTML. Underappreciated, however, is the messy mechanics of setting up a domain and managing access to the site behind the scenes. The new Sandvox 2.10 addresses that beautifully—in Applesque fashion.
It’s no secret that we here at TMO are big big Lego fans. Now that love and the love of retro sitcoms can now peacefully coexist. Over at LEGO Ideas, there is now a proposal for a Golden Girls LEGO set. At last you can assemble the kitchen and living room where the bulk of the show was set, with cupboards that open and five minifigs: Blanche, Rose, Sophia, Dorothy, and Stan (Dorothy’s ex). If the idea gets ten thousand votes in time, it will become an actual LEGO set. If for no other reason than the opportunity to own a LEGO cheesecake, you probably ought to check out this set and support it.
With Apple Watch pre-orders starting this Friday, April 10, the early reviews are starting to come in. Overall, the big publications seem to be liking Apple Watch, but it isn't coming across as the coolest-OMG-buy-it-now device ever. TMO rounded up the early reviews for you and it's looking like bridging the gap between tech and fashion isn't the easiest thing for some people to do.
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