Larry O’Connor is the founder and CEO of Other World Computing. Also known as MacSales, it’s one of the most respected suppliers of Apple product upgrades and accessories. OWC started when Larry was in high school. Frustrated with the high prices of Apple II memory expansion, he found his own source and started selling on-line. His small company just kept growing. As growth continued, Larry resisted controlling partners or buyouts and stayed true to his vision: create a profitable, fun place to work for his employees, and take great care of his customers. I asked Larry about the challenges of managing a modern company with hundreds of employees. We also chatted about his concern that Apple has steered away from easily upgradable Macs. If you’ve thought about starting your own company, this episode is a must.
The build number for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Developer Beta 4 is (16G18a).
The European Union seems to be taking a very different stance on digital encryption than the United States, so Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to shear their thoughts, plus they look at a proposed Colorado law blocking kids from buying smartphones.
We have a deal for you on Paste, a smart cloud clipboard history and snippets manager for Mac. It’s a system-wide clipboard utility that can automatically identify and store text, images, links, files, and other types of content. It’s just $4.99 through us, half off retail.
Apple Pay “Lose your wallet” promotion is coming to the Hayes Valley and Marina districts in San Francisco this weekend.
Alternative AirPlay Receivers, iMac Upgrades, Troubleshooting in Console, and AirPods controls are just the first four things your two favorite geeks discuss today. Then it’s on to solving the issue of stale Contacts on your iPhone, MailDrop woes, and the Preppers approach to backups. All this and more in this week’s Mac Geek Gab podcast. You’re guaranteed to learn at least four new things.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.
The CIA’s years-old Cherry Blossom surveillance hacks target lots of WiFi routers, but not Apple’s AirPort Basestations.
This event has some interesting timing in that there’s a new book alleging Phil Schiller wanted a physical keyboard on the iPhone. Mr. Schiller denies that claim and Scott Forstall might clear it up
Steven Sinofsky was the former executive of Microsoft’s Windows Division, but, surprisingly, he has some remarkable things to say about Apple’s recent WWDC keynote.
The FDA wants to speed up its review and approval processes for digital health products. Could this be a sign that the Apple glucose monitor is on its way?
You no longer need a special driver for NVMe SSDs on a Hackintosh High Sierra installation.
The regulations, “will erase millions in annual revenue for carriers” because locking phones is a completely arbitrary practice designed to lock consumes to a carrier.
John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet today to talk about Apple Music’s new executives in charge of original TV content, plus they look at how the iPad is holding up in the education market.
Pad & Quill announced this week the Oxford case for iPad Pro 10.5-inch. I love leather cases, and I’m a big fan of Pad & Quill’s designs, and I think this case looks good. It’s made from American full-grain leather and it’s stitched with parachute-grade stitching. It also includes a built-in Apple Pencil holder, so yay! Lastly, it will serve as a stand and is compatible with Apple’s Smart keyboard. Oh, and it has a 25-year warranty. 😂 It’s $129.95.
We have a deal on a 3-pack of credit-card sized smartphone and tablet stands. It’s designed to be easily portable and has front flap to adjust for the depth of your device. The 3-pack is $19.99 through us.
Apple brings two TV programming big hitters on board for Apple Music’s original content.
[Update: I checked with Kalypso on Mac support, and unfortunately the company said Railway Empire won’t be coming for the Mac. Despite being released on Steam—and Linux for crying out loud—there’s no Mac version planned. The original reports of it coming to the Mac were blamed on an error in the press release.] Yeah, I went through two keyboards trying to write this post. They kept shorting out from all the drool. It’s this new game, Railway Empire, which is being teased with the not-subtle tagline, “All Aboard Railway Tycoons!” It looks amazing. It looks like it picks up where Railroad Tycoon and Railroads left off, but bigger and more detailed. Players can invest in 300 technologies. There are 40 different trains “modeled in extraordinary detail.” Players will also have to manage work forces and can conduct raids and industrial espionage against rivals. Zzzzt! Dangit. There went another keyboard…in any event, it’s scheduled for release in the 1st quarter of 2018 for
Mac, PC, Xbox, PS4, and Linux. Watch the amazing trailer below.
New benchmarks of the iPad Pro models shows that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro reigns supreme in GPU performance.
Apple started out with the idea that the iPad is the PC of the future and should be the student’s first exposure to computers. Is it working?