Apple Allows App Store Preorders

· Bryan Chaffin · News

App Store Preorders

Apple updated its developer guidelines with some simple and sensible rules for preorders: here’s how it works.

Future Accidental Probing Failed – Mac Geek Gab 687

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Logo

This time of year more than others, it seems, people need to remote control their friend’s and family’s computers for assistance. It’s what we do here at Mac Geek Gab – helping people, that is – and we’re happy to help you help others, too! But that’s not all we talk about in this episode of MGG 687. In fact, it’s probably only a smidge of it. Managing multiple Photos libraries, migrating from FireWire to the future, and Cool Stuff Found. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

Five Fun Holiday Games to Play During December

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

If you need a quick game to play after Christmas dinner, or just want to get in the holiday spirit, you’ll want to check out these games.

TMO Background Mode Encore #2 Interview with Science Communicator Dr. Kiki Sanford

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Dr. Kiki Sanford on Background Mode

Dr. Kiki Sanford is a neurophysiologist with a Ph.D from U.C. Davis. She’s a popular science communicator and creator of This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast and radio show. This is her third appearance on Background Mode. In this episode, Kiki and I once again get geeky with science: an in-depth discussion of 1) Whether it’s a bad idea for our AI agents to have human names, 2) How attitudes about some science affects all science budgeting, 3) The wholistic system effects of climate change, 4) A fascinating discussion about the human microbiome and how the digestion of key nutrients affects whole body health and 5) How astronomers use Pulsars to detect gravitational waves. Kiki has a special way of inspiring one to learn about … everything, so don’t miss this very special guest.

3D Print Thing Apple Watch Stand From The Addams Family

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

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.

3D Print Thing Apple Watch Stand From The Addams Family

VPN Unlimited 3-Year Subscription: $18

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

VPN Unlimited on a Smartphone

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together an even better deal for VPN Unlimited. The service features unlimited bandwidth, servers in more than 50 countries, and more. It’s normally $29.99, but coupon code GREEN40 drops it down to $18, the best deal we’ve had on this company’s service.

Dr. Mac’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Part II

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

As he promised last week, Dr. Mac has a bunch more great gift ideas for geeks you love. 

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Jony Ive's Return to Apple Design Team Caps a Good Year

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Sir Jony Ive of Apple

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.

Dr. Mac's Gift Guide for Geeks Part I

· Bob LeVitus · News

Dr. Mac’s 2017 gift guide for geeks includes something for every tech aficionado, with most at reasonable prices.   

 

 
 
 
 
 

How to Reliably Use Apple Pay on the iPhone X

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Pay isn’t quite as smooth an experience on the iPhone X as it is on earlier iPhone models. There’s a trick to getting it to work reliably when you’re at the check out counter. Watch to learn what to do.