Creator Mike von Rotz made an Apple Watch stand inspired by Thing from The Addams Family. As fans know, Thing is a disembodied hand that crawls around and performs various services for the family. It started when Mike found a free hand model from TurboSquid. He then configured it using Autodesk Maya to move it into the correct position. Printing it took about 19 hours, and the final model stands 6.6 inches (17 cm). You can find a free file on Thingiverse. It’s just a simple, plain white hand, but if you’re good at painting you can customize it to your liking.
Apple usually avoids talking about its projects, but it also wants to reassure researchers that you can still publish papers as an employee.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join guest-host Dave Hamilton to discuss Jony Ive’s returned focus on products at Apple. Also: Bitcoin surged… why?
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Reuters reported that Apple has asked the SEC for permission to skip four shareholder proposals under the premise they’re part of Apple’s “ordinary business.”
As he promised last week, Dr. Mac has a bunch more great gift ideas for geeks you love.
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Instead of working on new product design, Sir Jony focused on Apple’s tribute to the late Steve Jobs, Apple Park, but now he’s back in the product design saddle.
No one knows exactly why Bitcoin’s price is so crazy right now, but Bryan Chaffin examines what we do know so we can keep things in perspective.
Dr. Mac’s 2017 gift guide for geeks includes something for every tech aficionado, with most at reasonable prices.
Apple makes a big fuss about the iPad being the future, but the facts don’t bear that out. Yet. Apple Marketing is beating a dead horse for the sake of a cute gotcha.
One source puts the price of the acquisition around US$401 million, although Shazam was once valued at US$1 billion dollars.
Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the Inception Drive and its potential to change the world. Looking more to the past, they look at Mac emulators and the many ways they can help you out. They also pit the tyranny of the masses against bloatware, and revel in the glory that is Hulu Live’s Future Man. Make sure you hit the Subscribe button! (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
No guide can cover every single issue though, and if the problem keeps persisting you’ll want to bring it to Apple’s support team.
This is part of Project Zero’s modus operandi, as it routinely searches other companies’ software for bugs.
There never seem to be enough outlets for charging up our tech gear at the office or on the go, so Kinkoo is aiming to fix that with their 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip. It also sports three USB A ports and a USB-C port for charging up our phones and portable batteries, too. The strip is only 8-inches long so it’s small enough to travel with, yet versatile enough to juice up a wide range of devices. It’s regularly priced at US$35, but you can get yours for $24.99 with TMO’s special deal—and coupon code GIFTSHOP15 brings it down to $21.25.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss the HomeKit Zero Day exploit that was just revealed, plus John and Jeff get into a debate about whether the iPad should be considered a computer.
You won’t need to install a new update to get the TV app. It will automatically show up for customers in the above countries.
We rounded up a few stylus options that work with a wide range of iPads, and even the iPhone, that also all cost less than Apple Pencil.
Bloggers rejoice! MarsEdit 4 was released this week, only seven years after its last major update.