Check out PolyMatter’s Grand Theory of Apple, an illustrated essay on what makes Apple “Apple.” It’s a salient and cogent look at some of the underlying philosophies driving Apple, and explains how those philosophies lead to the kinds of decisions that upset customers in the short term, but ultimately lead to success. I’m a snob when it comes to philosophizing about Apple, but this is a good listen/watch. I’d love to know what you think.
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Chinese clothing company KON wants Apple to apologize in the Chinese national media, plus compensation, for its alleged violation.
We have a deal on CrossOver 17, software that lets you run Windows apps and games on your Mac from the Dock without booting up a virtual machine or buying Windows. CodeWeavers, the developers, have a software compatibility checker, so make sure you check to see if the software you want to run works before you buy. Normally, CrossOver 17 is $19 through our deal site, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 at checkout brings it down to $16.15.
Apple Music has a great animated Christmas video called ’Twas the Night Before Christmas with Gwen Stefani. This animated video explores what might happen if Gwen Stefani caught Santa Clause delivering presents to her house. Warning, it’s totally B-A-N-A-N-A-S. 😏 But seriously, it’s all in service to promoting Gwen Stefani’s new (in October) Christmas album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, a mix of standards and a couple of new tunes.
Remember the L16 by Light? This thing has 16 lenses built into the case. 16 of them! John Kheit got one, because [John Kheit], and he did an unboxing video for us. He’ll be taking pictures with this crazy puppy soon, but let’s start with the unboxing! [Correction: A Light representative contacted us to note that the L16 was made available via a “private preorder initiative,” rather than Kickstarter, as John said in the video. John was using “Kickstarter” generically. – Editor]
Bryan Chaffin has been using Kanex’s GoPower Watch—a portable Apple Watch charger—for months, and loves it. Here’s why.
I love this deal! It’s for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Mac, and it’s just $18 with coupon code CIVIL40. I love the Civ franchise, and Civilization VI has sucked up hours of my time. This version is through the Steam platform, where you can redeem the offer and play immediately.
Apple just signed its third scripted TV show, and it’s a SciFi space drama being developed by Ronald D. Moore.
In addition to the Sam Smith exclusive Apple Music published, the service also has a trailer for an exclusive concert film from Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis. It’s called Who Built the Moon Live: Noel Gallagher, and features tracks from his new album Who Buolt the Moon.
Apple Music just published a trailer for The Thrill of It All Live: Sam Smith. It’s a live performance movie by Sam Smith for his new album, The Thrill of It All. It’s an intimate performance, with a small, round stage in a small room, and it’s exclusive to Apple Music.
Check out the Comprehensive macOS Development training course. It covers basic and advanced concepts, and walks you through developing polished full stack and fully functional weather widget app, as well as a clone of Slack. It’s $15 through us.
So far, Apple has announced 8, 10, 14, and 18 core versions of the iMac Pro, making this version of Logic Pro X one that looks towards the future. [Updated with download size.]
The update coincided with the release of Final Cut Pro 10.4, and it includes updated support for multiple video codecs.
We have a deal on a Graphene 11K Pocket HyperCharger plus a Triton Cable. This battery has 10,500mAh of power capacity. The case is made from a form of carbon called graphene, making it light. It comes with the Triton cable with 3-in-1 connectors, including Lightning, microUSB, and USB-C. It’s $39.99 through our deal, but coupon code GIFTSHOP15 brings it down to $34.
They did so with zero public hearings, a comment system marred by fake comments—including Russian-submitted comments in favor of ending Net Neutrality—and overwhelming public support for Net Neutrality regulation.
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.
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,
The maintenance release specifically addresses an issue with remote access and the Home app.
The company, which shipped a “pro” iMac that can’t be upgraded on Tuesday, brought on Philip Matthys from Hulu and Jennifer Wang Grazier from Legendary Entertainment.