Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the AirPort KRACK fix, and why the iMac Pro should really be called iMac Edition. They also dig into political criticism of Tim Cook speaking in China and Apple’s overall position in that country. And when they hear that Apple has hired new television execs, they hope it means Apple’s leadership is learning how to delegate. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
In this episode, Bryan and Jeff chew over Apple’s burgeoning quality control issues, as well as the company’s bizarre decision to release a pro desktop that’s sealed. The cap the discussion by examining some of the topics in the Apple Context Machine Facebook group.
Lost your iPhone at home and don’t have an Apple Watch to ping it? Your Amazon Echo can fill in and call your phone and use the ringer to track it down.
Research into the database is still ongoing, with 4iQ posting a few updates yesterday.
Sorting through the mesh wireless systems available today can be tricky. Read on, and we’ll teach you how to decide which one is best for you. [Update: Added Orbi’s new Ethernet backhaul and Google Wi-Fi’s LAN IP customization. Also added KRACK patches for Orbi, Google Wi-Fi, Luma, Deco. – Dave]
TMO editors and some Apple customers are reporting random macOS lockups, especially after an extended period in a screen saver.
Along with iOS 11.2.1, Apple released tvOS 11.2.1 on Wednesday. The update is the second half of Apple’s strategy for patching a security flaw that could let hackers slip through HomeKit’s security measures.
We have a deal on Storyist, a mobile-friendly Mac writing app. Designed for screenplays and manuscripts, Storyist features templates, with lots of tools for repetitive tasks. It’s $19 through our deal, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 brings it down to $16.15,
Dr. Mac says that Panorama X is an innovative database that’s wicked fast…but its biggest innovation may be its surprising new pricing model.
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Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple’s AirPort basestation KRACK security flaw update along with other recent patches, plus they share their thoughts on what looks like Tidal’s impending doom.
John Kheit thinks that Apple is mismanaging security, and that its quality assurance and attention to detail have gone to hell.
The maintenance release specifically addresses an issue with remote access and the Home app.
Tidal’s days in the streaming music market may be numbered. The company is reportedly hemorrhaging money and has enough cash left to stay afloat for only six more months.
Apple has big plans for proximity sensing technology in its products because it just invested US$390 million in VCSEL laser maker Finisar.
The Mac’s built-in TextEdit program has a little-known feature that’ll let you find tabs, paragraph breaks, and the like and replace them in text—or find patterns of them, even. It’s a very powerful way to clean up extraneous characters, so come read this Quick Tip!