This week’s Mac Geek Gab had many listeners writing and calling in, asking for guidance on their cloud backup options now that CrashPlan has announced the end of CrashPlan for Home. John and Dave talk through various solutions including BackBlaze, B2, Amazon Glacier, CrashPlan for Small Business, and others. Listen to this Mac Geek Gab Highlight from MGG 672 to hear the advice of your two favorite geeks.
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If you have internet problems, perform these quick-and-simple tests before you drop a few hundred bucks replacing your router, just to confirm that’s the issue.
Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Dave Hamilton to talk about Apple’s potential deal for first-run movies in-the-home, as well as ways to avoid getting scammed by fake calls from Apple support.
Listener Dan has wants to store optimized version of his iCloud Photos on his MacBook Pro’s internal drive, and full-sized originals on his external drive. An interesting dilemma, for sure! In this week’s Mac Geek Gab Highlight, Dave and John talk through the solution for this one. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
In 1983 a group of musically-inclined computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University invented multitouch… and changed the computing world forever.
I’m happy to thank DRmare for sponsoring TMO this week with DRmare M4V Converter for Mac. Digital Rights Management (DRM) can make it difficult for you to watch and access your movies when and where you want, and DRmare can make it so your iTunes purchases are available in any media player you choose, including your Plex library, VLC, Infuse, WALTR, and more.
Siri, reciting a snippet of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody after being asked, “Hey, Siri. I see a little silhouetto of a man.” A tip o’ the hat to Guy Serle, who first alerted me to this on Twitter.
John Gruber penned a piece at Daring Fireball with this premise: iOS is so good at managing background apps that you never need to force quit them. He is 100% correct that this is true about iOS and most apps. Unfortunately, as with most general advice, there are exceptions. We’ll show you how to find them.
If you have a Mac with a wired ethernet jack, an Airport base station capable of doing WPA2 Enterprise, and $20 (to buy macOS Server in the Mac App Store), you can set all this up! Then you will be able turn on and off access to your WiFi network, per user.
It’s that last bit that explains “why?” With Personal WPA2 Wi-Fi, everyone shares the same password. With Enterprise WPA2, each person has their own password. The RADIUS server is the key to making this happen.
In 2005 Scott Forstall was tasked with finding people to build the iPhone and, due to secrecy concerns, Steve Jobs said he could only pick people from within Apple. From Mark Sullivan over at Fast Company:
“During all the interviews for the team, we screened for people who were growth mind-set,” Forstall told me. Forstall said he had been a fan of Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor known for her theory that people exist somewhere on a continuum between “fixed mind-set” and “growth mind-set.”
eero maintains backwards compatibility while adding new capabilities and form factors to the mesh wireless company’s line-up.
Please join me in thanking Other World Computing / MacSales.com as our sponsor for our WWDC 2017 Coverage this week. MacSales.com has great everyday prices on storage, memory, used Macs and more. Plus they have unbeatable specials on hundreds of products for your Mac, your iDevices and your life.
If there’s one company that has been riding the wave of the future of iOS, I think this week cemented Readdle as the holder of that title. They’re also a featured sponsor of our WWDC 2017 Coverage here on TMO this week.