Kelly Guimont and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to shoot down the myth that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones, plus they look at Amazing Stories coming to Apple Music, and the new App Camp for Girls fundraiser.
The unexpected update is a maintenance release intended to squash two specific issues.
We’ve had the ability to scan QR codes with our iPhone cameras for some time thanks to third-party apps, but with iOS 11 that’s built in so you don’t need any special tools. Here’s how to make sure QR code scanning is turned on and ready to use.
We have a deal on the Paww WaveSound 3 Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones. Using multiple microphones, these headphones block out as much as 20dB of unwanted ambient noise. They’re $79.99 through us.
MacTech Conference always finds interesting keynote speakers and this year is no different because renowned security researcher Trammell Hudson will be taking the stage.
If you’ve never heard of the “grep” Terminal command, then you have to come check out today’s Quick Tip. Using this is a simple way to find lines in a text file that match a pattern you specify, which can make separating and cleaning up data a breeze!
Apple and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Universal Television have struck a deal for a reboot of Mr. Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple will pay “significantly” more than $5 million per episode for the series in a deal for 10 episodes. The show, which was created by Steven Spielberg and originally ran in the 1980s, will include Mr. Spielberg as executive producer. It’s a significant investment for Apple, which is looking to develop a stable of high-end flagship programming that will bring viewers to its Apple Music service. The Wall Street Journal noted that Apple hired Sony Corp.’s top Hollywood television executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht earlier this year.
App Camp for Girls is looking for help in its next big stage of growth to become App Camp 2020. Working to address the gender inequity in tech, App Camp holds intensive developer training for middle school-aged girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth. Part of that growth for App Camp 2020 includes expansion to three new cities. To do this, the organization wants to raise $75,000 through a campaign on Indiegogo. App Camp is a great organization, and it’s lead by Jean McDonald, formerly of Smile Software, and counts our own Kelly Guimont as Founding Volunteer. They do important work, and we hope this fundraising campaign is hugely successful. Kick in if you can, and help spread the word, too. In the video, Ms. Guimont tells it like it is.
Since 2015 Apple and The Conservation Fund have protected over 36,000 acres of working forest, such as Brunswick Forest in North Carolina and Reed Forest in Maine.
The news sent shares of $AAPL up as trading bots reacted to the news without being able to tell it was fake.
Despite the spike in Google searches for “iPhone slow,” Futuremark decided to tally up results from its own database of benchmark data for various models of the iPhone.
Stack Commerce let us know today that this is your last chance for our deal on Blocs 2 for Mac, a visual web design tool that lets you create websites without writing a line of code. There’s a lot more information in the deal listing, and you can get it through us for $39.99. That deal expires at midnight tonight (October 10th, 2017).
Apple changed how Airplane Mode works on your iPhone and iPad in iOS 11 that could be a little confusing.
Using My Faces and the Face Gallery, you can quickly build up a catalog of watch displays for any event or purpose.
If you have a family member or two that always ask you for help, they will also have to download the app. It’s not available for Android, so this only applies to iPhone users.
Jeff Butts and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to welcome Twitterific back to the Mac, and learn how to use those extra speakers you have stashed away to make a surround sound system.
Twitterific was once one of the most popular Twitter clients on the Mac, but fell off the map a few years ago. Now it’s back as Twitterific 5 with a modern interface, support for multiple accounts, timeline syncing, and more.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting closer every day, and with a new trailer out December 15th can’t get here quick enough. We get some BB-8, Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, Chewie and his pet Pikachu, plus Luke and Leia. We also get new AT-AT and TIE Fighters, plus epic space battles and light sabers. That’s all in two and a half minutes. Check out the trailer and get ready to be inappropriately excited for the movie.
If you’ve found that your Apple Watch’s Dock (the list of apps accessed by pressing the side button) has switched away from your favorites to the stuff you opened recently, never fear! We’re going to tell you how to change this behavior back and reclaim your favorite apps list.
Blade Runner was an amazing interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and the the best way we’ve found to read the book is in graphic novel format. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus collects the 24 issues that made up the series, and it’s absolutely beautiful. This interpretation includes the book’s full text with art that feels like it’s from the movie plus essays from Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, and more. It costs US$ $35.99 on Amazon and is a great way to read the original story that inspired Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.