Your questions answered, as always, including several unresponsive Macs and how to fix them, Life after CrashPlan, Problematic iCloud syncing, and moving your media libraries. Cool Stuff Found kicks things off, though, with lots of great stuff that you’ll love. Plus, a healthy competition about internet speeds between your two favorite geeks is in there, too! Press play and enjoy!
Some go offline as conditions worsen, but as of this writing, all of these cameras were working for livestreaming Hurricane Irma
The update also includes some bug fixes, improvements to the game AI, improvements for other civilizations, and adjustments to game balance.
Apple has made big changes over the years, but perhaps none so much as its engagement in original TV entertainment.
No surprise here: Disney is pulling the Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix when it launches its own streaming service in 2019.
Zach Lieberman is an artist who is exploring how to create art using iPhone ARKit. His latest creation? Recording audio in space. In the demo video, Zach makes sounds like “woosh, psh, ah, click.” After each sound, a white blob bursts into the air, and as Zach walks backward, each blob is linked to the other blobs like a audio timeline. When he walks forward again through the trail, you hear each sound playing in reverse. Zach, who helps run the School For Poetic Computation in New York City, built the demo using Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM). It uses the iPhone’s sensors and camera to create a low-res map of the room. The app records sound with the microphone, processes and visualizes it, and then maps each sound blob to a location within the room.
With the US battling both fire and water, it’s a good time to review your own readiness, both in gear and in software. Kelly has some tips for both to help you be prepared.
The company’s offering you the chance to find out whether you’re affected by the breach and get free identity theft protection, but there’s a catch that just might be a deal-breaker for many.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s vision for Siri and user’s perception of the voice command platform, plus they shed some light on DolphinAttack.
We have a deal on Droplr, a collaboration and sharing service aimed at teams. It works on macOS, iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux. Our deal is on a four year subscription for $39.99.
If you’re hoping to get your hands on an iPhone 8 before October get ready to be disappointed.
In this week’s Mac Geek Gab Highlight, listener Ian shares a tale of joy where a picture he took saved him from having to pay for an out-of-warranty repair. There’s a lesson here for all of us, and lessons like this are shared each week in Mac Geek Gab, too!
Apple’s iPhone 8 could cost upwards of $1,000 and that’s thanks in part to the heft price Samsung is charging for its OLED screen.
If you’ve been receiving robocalls from numbers not in your contacts, they’re fairly easy to block. But Caller ID spoofing is another, more difficult, matter.
There’s a new drum pad out there from Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) that uses smartcloth to make the device more accurate and responsive. At least that’s what the company claims, and they’re using smart fabric sensors from BeBop Sensors to do it. Funded on Kickstarter last year, BopPad is a, “location and pressure-sensitive drum controller with a wicked-fast playing surface.” I’ve yet to meet an electronic drum I love to play, but I’m looking forward to checking out BopPad. Just watch the video. The device is $199 through the KMI website.
Greg Joswiak, vice president of iOS, iPad, and iPhone Marketing, and executive Alex Acero gave Wired a peek behind the curtains, and it’s interesting as can be.
Two powerful commands give you complete keyboard control over the Clipboard, which is pretty darned cool.
CrashPlan for Home is being discontinued. This week, Dr. Mac talks about what he’s using instead, and why.
Here’s something for musicians called Soundbrenner Pulse. It’s a wearable metronome that uses haptic feedback so you can feel the beat. The company says that haptic feedback is “up to seven times stronger than the vibrational alerts found in today’s smartwatches.” This is a standalone device that can be strapped around your arm or leg, or worn on your chest. Better yet, it’s controlled by an app that can sync with up to five Soundbrenner Pulses. That means five people in the band could be marching to the same beat! Come on, that could be game changing for musicians! Soundbrenner Pulse is $99 at Amazon, and it’s shipping now.
Apparently Siri, Alexa, and other voice assistants are susceptible to hacks from bats and dolphins—or maybe just hackers that know how to use ultrasonic frequencies.