What to Do Now That CrashPlan for Home is Going Away

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

This week’s Mac Geek Gab had many listeners writing and calling in, asking for guidance on their cloud backup options now that CrashPlan has announced the end of CrashPlan for Home. John and Dave talk through various solutions including BackBlaze, B2, Amazon Glacier, CrashPlan for Small Business, and others. Listen to this Mac Geek Gab Highlight from MGG 672 to hear the advice of your two favorite geeks.

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

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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.