The company said a component failure may lead to battery expansion, and that affected devices can get their battery replaced.
Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a reminder that his company is making Earth Day donations for every device handed in to the company’s recycle program. Apple announced earlier this week that it would donate to conservation efforts for devices turned in for recycling through April 30th. Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22nd (i.e. this weekend).
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 20, 2018
Every tech giant is working on what’s labelled Artificial Intelligence (AI). But just what is AI, really? Simple Machine Learning? Or the duplication of human intellectual capabilities and beyond? John has the story. Plus more news debris.
Check out FRETX, one of those devices I’d write up as Cool Stuff Found if I didn’t get to offer you a deal on it. This device slips onto the neck of your guitar and then lights up to show you where to put your fingers. It’s controlled by a smartphone app, and it’s $69.99 through us. The video below gives a good overview of how it works.
These are two different methods and we’ll explain the differences, as well as which method is best for your needs.
Since it’s Earth Day, maybe you can use the workout as a challenge to do something good for the environment, like picking up trash on the side of a road.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about why macOS and iOS won’t merge into a single operating system for now, and they look at how the iPhone’s long life span stands in contrast to Greenpeace criticism.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges for the iPhone and iPad just got a cool update that lets you play holochess without Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset. The new update takes advantage of ARKit and your iPhone or iPad’s camera so you can play in your livingroom, or anywhere else you have enough room to walk around the virtual holochess board. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is free, and the new holochess mode requires an ARKit-compatible iPhone or iPad.
Greenpeace criticized Apple’s new iPhone recycling robot Daisy saying the company should instead design iPhones that can stay in use longer—a request that seems odd considering the company supports iOS 11 on the five year old iPhone 5s.
If you’re on the hunt for some quality sound effects for you projects, the BBC has your back. The organization has a website where you can download 16,016 of its sound effects ranging from birds chirping to machines and cars, nature sounds, people walking on specific surfaces, and more. You can search for sounds and listen to samples before downloading. They’re all free, but come with a catch: you can use them only for personal, educational, or research purposes. Check them out at the BBC Sound Effects website.
The Accord has gotten some positive headlines, but Bryan Chaffin doesn’t think the announcement stands up to logical scrutiny.
Running iOS apps on macOS is not the same as merging the two OSes. John explains.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dissect the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pledge by 34 tech companies to do something vague and unlikely. The timing for the announcement is somewhat interesting because we are in the middle of an undeclared shadow cyberwar. They cap the show analyzing what it might take for any new social network to supplant Facebook.
When you trade in or recycle an Apple device through the company, eligible devices will earn you credit you can put towards in-store purchases or put on an Apple Store gift card.
There are no ads—targeted or otherwise—and no tracking users of any kind, such as data mining.
He shared the story with Tim Cook, who responded that peoples’ stories like that are deeply inspiring.
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to discuss the controversy surrounding an iMac Pro Apple reportedly isn’t fixing, plus they look at the viability of Amazon’s new Fire TV Edition.
We have a deal on the Nix Pro Color Sensor, a device that senses color and sends the data to your iPhone, iPad, or android device. The Nix Pro blocks out ambient light, can match to more than 38,000 paint colors, give you CMYK, HEX, sRGB, CIELAB, LCH, and LRV codes, and more. It’s $249 through us, 28% off retail.
Amazon has over 100 million Prime subscribers, which means now we know how big a competitor the company really is in the streaming video and music market.
TunnelBear is expanding beyond VPN services and into password management with its new RememBear app. The app securely stores passwords, credit cards, and more in an AES256 encrypted database, plus it can generate strong passwords for you. The app is available for macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android with autofill extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It’s free for use on one device, or US$36 a year for sycning with multiple devices, cloud backup, and priority support.