Apple Maps added support for transit directions in West Virginia this week, as first noted by AppleInsider. The directions included below are transit directions within the city of Charleston, WV. Support for this area isn’t listed on the Apple Maps feature list, yet, but they are live now. Our screenshot was taken early evening, Monday.
Sometimes things go very wrong with Apple’s tech support department. And hey, that’s why Mac Geek Gab is here to help. But what happens when MGG has issues with Apple’s support? They get answers is what happens, and then they share what they’ve learned about properly navigating that murky mess.
That’s not all they share, though, because you have your questions, too. Scheduled restarts, spam management, subtitles on your own movies, and more. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
Uber suspended its autonomous vehicle test program in the U.S. Monday after a woman was struck and killed by one of the company’s test vehicles in Tempe, AZ.
Neil Cybart at Above Avalon goes into considerable detail as he explains Apple’s strategy to control sound products. And that means, amongst other things, the dedicated headphone jack on the iPhone had to go.
Dennis Sellers is a seasoned journalist, reporter and news editor. He knew at a very early age that he wanted to become a journalist and that led to his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Tennessee. He worked in the newspaper business for over 20 years, wrote freelance while he taught, earned his Master’s degree, signed on with MacCentral in the 1990s. After MacCentral was assimilated, he launched Macsimum News, an online newspaper covering the Mac industry and Apple news. In 2015, he joined Apple World Today as news editor. Dennis and I chatted about the state of Apple, hopes for macOS, his experience with his HomePod, Apple and education and what Apple might reveal at WWDC in June. He also explained the interesting domain his website uses.
t will be the 8th Apple Store in Japan, or the 9th if you count Apple Watch at Isetan Shinjuku.
The two biggest known new features in this release cycle are Messages on iCloud and Business Chat.
This can be useful if you prefer to create your own shadows.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s microLED facility in California, plus iPhone security and the GrayKey hacking device.
We have a deal on PDFConverterOCR 5 for Mac. The name tells you what it does, but it also features advanced character accuracy and recognizes more than 200 languages. It’s $19.99 through us.
Apple has a fun new commercial out highlighting Face ID on the iPhone X. The message in the ad is that you can use your face to unlock pretty much anything, and its wrapped up in music and a little dancing. Bonus: If you look closely at the end of the commercial you can see an iOS 11 bug where text briefly flows outside a Messages notification bubble.
Apple has a secret plant in Silicon Valley where it has been making its now MicroLED display panels.
It’s a monster software package that combines 94 different products into one, including AmpliTube MAX, SampleTank MAX, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, Syntronik, MODO BASS, T-RackS 5 MAX, Lurssen Mastering Console, Fender Collection 2, Ampeg SVX 2, and the Fulltone Collection.
In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the causes of Mac decay and whether Apple Store is the new DMV. They also discuss an idea that’s been on social media lately, that Johnny was out to get Scott Forstall. They cap the show with a couple of show picks. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
When we use Face ID on our iPhones to identify ourselves, it’s pretty darn cool. But our perspective shifts when the technology is used in other ways. Should it?
It looks like it will last two hours with the topic of app development.
Check out the Atech Micro Bluetooth Receiver, a device that turns your wired headphones into wireless headphones. As you can see in the image, it’s quite small, making it easy to carry around, and it’s $19.99 through us.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they think Apple may announce at its education-focused media event on March 27th, plus they discuss the ramifications of Apple holding the new Mac Pro release until 2019.
The 1973 job application from a young feller named “Steve Jobs” sold at auction for a whopping $174,757 Thursday. That’s more than a lot of Apple I computers sell for, and generally speaking what mathematicians call “a lot of money.” According to RR Auction, “The winning bidder was an internet entrepreneur from London who wishes to remain anonymous.” Congrats to the unnamed winner! I think this application/questionnaire is an interesting piece of memorabilia. The original auction listing is gone, but there’s a new Past Auction description of the lot available. You can also see a larger image from the application in our original coverage.