Soundsgood is a platform that lets you create a universal music playlist. You can sync your playlists across Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer, and more. You can also create an online music player and share it with people. You’ll get a Stats Dashboard so you can see how many people play songs and follow your playlists. I haven’t tried it out yet but I plan to try the service soon. The company markets it as a social player to “get more followers” but I think the cross-platform universality is far more interesting. There also appears to be an iOS app as well.
There are no new known features in this release cycle, as Apple has turned to development of tvOS 12.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s improved 911 location information for iPhones in iOS 12, plus they share their thoughts on when we may see new Macs.
iOS 11.4.1 is little more than a bug fix release, and no new features are known to be in this release cycle.
Scheduling time for meetings can be a pain, but WhenWorks for iOS makes the process easy by letting your colleagues and clients book times online. The book online through a web page, so no need for them to install an app first, you can block out times you don’t want any appointments, and everything that’s scheduled automatically shows up on your calendar. WhenWorks is from BusyMac founder John Chaffee and we’ve been really happy with the app in our pre-release testing. It’s easy to use and free for up to 5 appointments each month, or US$49.99 a year for unlimited appointments. You can download WhenWorks at Apple’s App Store.
iOS 12 is adding precise location data for 911 calls made from iPhones and you can get that same precision in iOS 11 thanks to a free app from RapidSOS. Read on to learn how.
macOS Mojave is making it easier to figure out what’s in the tabs you have open in Safari with favicons. Here’s how to enable the feature.
iOS 12 will make it easier for emergency services to find iPhone owners when they call 911 thanks to a partnership with RapidSOS.
Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: More faucets to test. Moved CryptoMiningGame to the Confirmed list. – Bryan]
I’ve got a great tip for anyone who ever needs to do a Metric conversion—it’s easy to do right from Spotlight on your Mac.
Was there ever any doubt? Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has been maintaining all along, since it shipped, that the iPhone X is the best selling iPhone. But it’s also killing the competition as well. Business insider reports: “Thanks to the iPhone X and the iPhone 8, recent estimates show that Apple once again holds the top two spots for the most-shipped smartphone models in the world, debunking reports that demand for the iPhone X was lacking.” And here are the numbers. Oh, and by the way, the iPhone 8 was #2 for 1Q 2018. Not bad.
Events and portents suggest that Apple may be finally ready to refresh a good part of its Mac lineup.
Each spot focuses on content creators and developers who use Macs to make things.
We have a deal on the Parrot Jumping Race Mini Drone, and it’s a great deal. This device is controlled through an iPhone app, can do 180 and 360 degree turns, and it can jump, too. Come on, that’s too much fun, and it’s $39.99 through us, 73% off retail.
It’s our pleasure to welcome macXvideo as our sponsor here at TMO this week. macXvideo is a free app to prepare 4K videos for social sharing on YouTube, Facebook, and more. In addition, macXvideo provides some of the fastest video processing and conversion available, all wrapped in a graphic-rich user interface. Best of all, it’s available as a free download.
Mac Geek Gab listener John has a tip to help return a lost iPhone. It’s quick and easy, and it might save your skin if someone finds your iPhone.
Redditor u/UnsightlyMe has a great tip to help you recover your AirPods if they get lost.
It brings new features like built-in audio recording, improved Smart Annotations, and adding mathematical equations using LaTeX and MathML.
512Pixels has a good article wherein the author shares thoughts on Dark Mode in macOS Mojave. As always, Apple puts great thought into its designs, and Dark Mode isn’t just a simple color inversion. At WWDC, Apple introduced guidelines for Dark Mode:
- Dark interfaces are cool.
- Dark interfaces are not just inverted.
- Dark Mode is content-focused.
The result is a darkly beautiful operating system that gives a fresh Mac experience.
As we’ve seen, this is far from a mere inversion of the default Appearance. Apple has gone through and fine-tuned the smallest details to make this work.
For example, the window shadows are different between the Light and Dark Appearance. In Dark Mode, they are a little crisper and slightly more opaque, complete with an inner stroke around the edges of windows to help them appear more defined.
The next time you invite your friends over to chill, here’s how you can let them control HomePod music, so everyone can listen to their favorites.