James Bond, It’s Time to Try on Your Apple Watch

2:00 PM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · Blogs

Ever since the movie Dr. No, James Bond has, on and off, used a gadget wristwatch to get out of a tight spot. Have the watches of the Bond movies seeped into our collective smartwatch subconsciousness? Also, Bond is a Brit and Sir Jonathan Ive is a Brit. What connection could there possibly be?  John Martellaro ponders the various influences.

How I Changed My Mind About Apple’s MacBook

3:45 PM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · Blogs

My first reaction to the new Apple MacBook was that it's too small and underpowered. But if I did get one, I'd surely get a gold one. Now that I've handled a MacBook at my local Apple Store, everything I thought before has changed. Here's what I discovered. 

Apple Stores Will Schedule Walk-In Appointments for Apple Watch

2:25 PM, Apr. 1st, 2015 · · Blogs

Apple Store staff are training to ensure customers have a full jewelry counter-style experience when trying and buying the Apple Watch. Contrary to recent reports, our sources tell us the appointment-only process will accommodate walk-ins using a system similar to one recently instituted at Genius Bars worldwide.

Mac Podcasters Quick Upgrade Guide for Audio Hijack 3

2:12 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2015 · · Blogs

Audio Hijack has been many Mac podcasters' go-to tool for recording their shows. Audio Hijack 3 makes some fundamental changes, most of which will likely be easily understood and quite welcomed by all manner of podcasters. Still, some of those changes may dramatically impact your workflow. We talk through a few of them to ensure you understand what to expect when testing out this new version.

Mac Owners Should Hold Off on New Samsung T1 Flash SSD

4:30 PM, Jan. 21st, 2015 · · Blogs

First experience with Samsung T1 Flash SSD

On January 20, Samsung announced what appears to be an exceptional new storage product, a one ounce USB 3 external Flash drive, essentially a portable Flash SSD, called the T1. John Martellaro did some testing and explains why Mac owners should defer a decision on this new product until more details are sorted out.

Digital Music: Can You Hear Above 16-bit/44.1kHz?

4:27 PM, Jan. 21st, 2015 · · Blogs

Dave Hamilton walks right into the line of fire today, detailing and explaining the differences between 16-bit and 24-bit audio bit depths, as well those between sample rates of 44.1kHz and 192kHz. Like The Beatles said about love, Dave says about 16-bits: it's all you need.