When our mobile AI agents, knowing a lot about us as individuals, have to depend on remote processing power, our privacy is at stake.
Grab a couple of Mountain Dews, fill up on Cheetos, and let’s get cracking. There’s a fair bit of work to be done.
Boost your iPhone videography with the limited edition Filmer’s Kit by olloclip. It’s sold in Apple Stores around the world.
Take a deep breath, cross your fingers, and take the plunge into the Hackintosh world.
Jeff Gamet sat down with Chuck Joiner at Macstock 2017 to chat about podcasting, how he got into hosting shows and interviews, and more.
It’s not nearly as hard as it sounds, and a little spring cleaning never hurt anybody.
Celebrate World Emoji Day with Apple by guessing iTunes movie titles in emojis and preview new emojis coming later this year.
Apple wants iPads in the hands of every doctor, nurse, and patient. There are trial programs already underway in several U.S. hospitals.
Just like Nintendo is resurrecting the NES Mini and SNES Mini, so too is Atari bringing back its own gaming console. Design-wise, the Ataribox takes design inspiration from the Atari 2600. One model has the familiar black and wood design, while the other has black with red accents. Both have the raised back and ribbing, with glass and wood finishes for the front. The rest of the specs are all modern. The Ataribox will come with an HDMI port, four USB ports, and SD card expansion slots, which may hint that Atari will allow sideloading. More detailed internals haven’t been released yet, but Atari promises to stuff it full of “modern internal specs” to support “current gaming content.” Pricing and release date information haven’t been released either, and Atari says they want to “get this right” before they make any more announcements.
For episode 666 your two favorite geeks are joined (raided!) by Guy Serle and the episode becomes a mix of Mac Geek Gab and the MyMac podcast. Recorded live at Macstock 2017, Guy, Dave, and John talk through all sorts of things, including some stellar quick tips just for you. Download, press play, and enjoy!
As 4K/UHD TVs become more and more popular, makers of Smart TVs need to add features to appeal to customers and reap decent profits. How will Apple TV be affected?
I’ve found a cool HomeKit-compatible device that can turn an ordinary ceiling fan into a smart fan. That’s the one thing missing in my smart home setup right now, my ceiling fan. I can turn my lights on and off with Phillips Hue, but that won’t control those spinning fan blades. Hunter Fans has an accessory that will. The Hunter SIMPLEconnect looks pretty cool and easy to install (if you’ve ever installed your own ceiling fan.) It uses a Bluetooth receiver wired directly into almost any ceiling fan with pull chains. There’s a Bluetooth controller that plugs into an electrical outlet and a remote control for quick adjustments. The final piece in the puzzle is the Hunter SIMPLEconnect app, which you install on your iPhone. Et voilà, you’ll have a smart ceiling fan that you can control straight from your iPhone.
Just because it can’t run the latest and greatest version of macOS doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to put it out to pasture.
A tiny Lego Mac called Byte Edition v3.0 is being sold online by PowerPig. It features a mouse, keyboard, and the iconic “hello” screen display. You can even open it up to reveal interior details like a detailed logic board, drive assembly, and analog board. The dimensions are (Computer): 3.62″ tall x 3.15″ wide x 2.83″ deep (92 mm x 80 mm x 72 mm). For being a small toy, there is a whopping 322 parts in total. You might need to grab a pair of tweezers and a magnifying glass before you build it. Go to the PowerPig website and preorder it for US$78.50. It’s expected to start shipping on July 27 and you can only have one shipment per order.
Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how developers can offer app trial versions on Apple’s App Store, plus John explains why its past time for a new Apple TV.
We don’t know how it will work yet, but have some speculation about the upcoming new feature.
You can prevent tracking in Safari running macOS High Sierra. It uses machine learning to stop websites from tracking you across the web.
The default Desktop image, or wallpaper, has changed with every macOS major update. Mac OS X 10, as it was known back in the day, included a blue Desktop background with sweeping arcs. in 10.5 that became an aurora space cloud sort of thing, and in macOS 10.10 we started seeing mountains. All of those images are cool, and now you can use them as your desktop wallpaper in 5K resolution thanks to Stephen Hackett at 512 Pixels. He has all of Apple’s default Mac desktop pictures at high resolution ready to download and they all look great. Even if you’re happy with the desktop wallpaper you’re already using it’s cool to see these all together.
U.S Customs agents have the ability to search your electronic devices, but not iCloud as long as the files remain completely in the cloud.
If you’ve given your network info to someone you wish you hadn’t (or you’re just tired of telling guests that your password is !!!!???R1CK&m0R7Y4EVA), you should know that you can change your Wi-Fi password on your AirPort device using a built-in utility on your Mac. Melissa Holt’s here to give us all the details and caveats!