Kelvin Was Left Out In the Cold – Mac Geek Gab 672

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

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No reason NOT to start the episode with Cool Stuff Found, so that’s just what your two favorite geeks do. Then it’s off to answering some questions about printer sharing, bluetooth headsets, USB-C connections, and, of course, CrashPlan! Download and enjoy!

Apple's New Direction in Education: Curriculum

· Jeff Butts · Analysis

new direction in education

Apple might not be showing its resolve towards education the way we’re used to, but this new direction could very well pay off for the tech giant.

It Makes No Sense For Apple to Create Original TV Content

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Planet of the Apps

Apple has been all about making our digital lives better with beautifully integrated hardware and software. What’s the thinking behind a billions dollars to compete with Netflix and Amazon?

iPhone 8's Price, The SciFi World of Twistron - TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-25

· Bryan Chaffin · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join guest-host Dave Hamilton to dig into whether the rumored price of Apple’s not-yet-announced iPhone 8 is too expensive. They also talk about the science fiction promise of a new material called Twistron. It’s super cool.

IK Multimedia's iRig Keys I/O: a Keyboard MIDI Controller with Built-In Audio Interface

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

IK Multimedia has an interesting new product called iRig Keys I/O. Ostensibly it’s a MIDI controller (i.e. a keyboard with either 25 or 49 full-size keys). But it also has a built-in audio interface so you can hook it up directly to your Mac, iOS device, or PC. Plus, it has a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input (with Phantom power). It features 24-bit audio with sampling rates of up to 96kHz. In addition to the full-size keys, it also has touch-sensitive sliders, buttons and knobs for additional MIDI goodness. And it comes with full versions of SampleTank 3 sound and groove workstation, T-RackS 4 Deluxemix and mastering suite, Syntronik Pro-V vintage synthesizer, and Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE. It’s available for preorder at $199.99 for the 25-key model and $299.99 for the 49-key model. It will ship in October.

IK Multimedia’s iRig Keys I/O: a Keyboard MIDI Controller with Built-In Audio Interface

5-in-1 Clip and Snap Smartphone Camera Lenses: $17.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

5-in-1 Clip and Snap Smartphone Camera Lenses

We have a deal for you on the 5-in-1 Clip and Snap Smartphone Camera Lenses. It’s a kit with 5 camera lenses for your smartphone, and the holder clips onto your device. so it fits different smartphones, It’s $17.99 through us.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Become an AR Game

· Andrew Orr · News

The grand prize for the sweepstakes are tickets to attend the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in Los Angeles this December, as well as a private tour of Lucasfilm in San Francisco.

Apple's Titan Car Struggle, iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy 8 - TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-24

· Bryan Chaffin · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to talk about Apple’s perils an lessons in trying to make a car. They also discuss the perennial topic of whether this is the year when—finally—Apple can’t compete with whatever Samsung announced earlier in the year. (Spoiler: no, it’s not.)