We have a deal on Disconnect, a VPN service that specializes in tracker blocking. Our deal is for a one year subscription for $19 (regular price is $50), and it’s good for use on up to three devices. Check out the details on the deal listing.
John Gruber says wireless charging is definitely coming to the iPhone this fall, but won’t be available at launch.
A new rumor claims the iPhone 8 will have some serious bling action thanks to a “mirror like” color option.
Lots of summer-related Cool Stuff Found here, including stuff for hearing your music while you’re out enjoying the outdoors. Don’t worry, southern-hemisphere friends, we’ve got plenty of stuff for you, too, including a new mesh wireless system to discuss. The Q&A portion of the show covers migrating mail, operating with the monitor off (desirably and not-so-much). All this and more. Press play and enjoy!
Remember the good ol’ days when Apple was an underdog fighting the Wintel hegemony? OK, they weren’t necessarily “good,” but they were fun. It’s good to have an enemy, after all. That’s what Steve Jobs believed, as noted by a wonderful account from Ken Segall about why Macs have never had “Intel Inside” branding on them. In Apple’s early days, Steve Jobs made IBM the enemy. As Mr. Segall put it, the massive success of Intel’s own “Intel Inside” ad campaign made it easy for Apple of the late 1990s to make the entire PC platform the enemy. Having that enemy keeps employees and fans alike focused on the company and the platform (in this case), a dream scenario for the company. Steve Jobs was an expert at stoking those fires, and then reversing course and embracing the enemy as a long lost—and necessary—friend. If you love Apple lore, go read this story ASAP. It’s terrific.
Check out this “unboxing video” for a quantum computer. Linus Tech Tips posted it to YouTube, and it offers a great primer for quantum computing. Linus, the host, gives us good background info on how these devices work and shows us around a commercial quantum computer from D-Wave. If you have any interest in this next-generation of computing technology, this video is a must-watch.
InVID’s Chrome plugin is the front end to a sophisticated backend that sifts through metadata, information from the videos themselves, and social media information that a journalist—or anyone—could then use to determine whether a video is “fake.”
Google rolled out an update for its iPhone and iPad Calendar app on Friday that adds a Today Widget. That’s a long overdue and welcome addition to the app because it makes it easier for Google ecosystem fans to stick with just the apps they want to use instead of relying on Apple’s Calendar app for viewing schedules from the Home screen. Google Calendar 2.4 is a free download on Apple’s App Store and requires a free Google account.
It seems it isn’t all puppy dogs and rainbows for Tidal because company co-founder Jay Z’s new album 4:44 is now available on competing streaming music services and Kanye West just ended his exclusivity deal over a payment dispute.
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.
You have to be smarter than iOS to make this happen.
According to the chipmaker, Apple infringed upon six patents that Qualcomm owns.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their perspective on Tidal’s dwindling exclusive artist deals, plus John shares his insight on Apple and Touch ID.
Every corporation has a succession plan for its CEO, so what might Apple’s look like?
We have a deal on the Neutron C Magnetic Car Mount for your iPhone or other smartphone. It attaches to your car’s dash via a special adhesive tape, and you use the same tape to attach a magnetic disk to your device or its case. That disk then sticks to the mount, and you’re good to go.
Apple says Imagination Technologies knew about its in house mobile GPU design plans in 2015.
Seeing threaded conversations in Mail on the Mac isn’t for everyone so Melissa Holt shows you how to disable the feature.
The release notes for all five releases (there are two releases for Canon) list no specifics and simply describe themselves as the “latest” drivers for their respective versions of OS X/macOS.
Lightricks unveiled Enlight 2 on Thursday, giving iPhone users an updated version of the already capable photo editing app. Version 2, now called Enlight Photofox, lets you blend together multiple photos, included editing layers, includes drawing tools and loads of filters, supports 16-bit and Raw images, and more. It’s great for turning your photos into artistic works and just touching up your vacation pics. The new version is free and for US$3.99 a month, $19.99 a year, or $39.99 for a perpetual license you can unlock additional image editing features. Enlight Photofox is available for download at Apple’s App Store.
Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a pre-sale on the the Complete iOS 11 Developer Course and iOS Mastery Bundle. This bundle lets you get started learning how to code for iOS with courses for iOS and tvOS, but it also includes iOS 11 course material still in development. All told, there’s more than 230 hours of training material in the bundle, and it’s $29 through us.