Apple did a rare redesign for its home page Tuesday, one featuring the education themes of its Chicago EdTech media event. It utilizes a a version of the Apple logo drawn with Apple Pencil on iPad. During the media event, Apple showed slides with the same kind of imagery, including sketches of the presenters and other announcements. Apple used the event to announce new education software and a new iPad aimed at education, including support for Apple Pencil.
ClassKit is coming in iOS 11.3, and it’s similar to other frameworks like ARKit, HealthKit, ResearchKit, etc.
The free, cloud-based software allows teachers to assign specific activities within an app to a child. It also allows them monitor that activity as the class works on assignments.
Apple’s free iCloud storage for education is getting a boost from 5GB up to 200GB. The extra storage makes sense considering students need a way to store their assignments and other files, and was announced at the “Let’s take a field trip” media event on Tuesday.
Apple has a new spot out called One person can change the world. Released in time with Tuesday’s iPad and education-focused media event in Chicago, the spot features a slow-mo pan through a playground filled with young children playing and being kids. With a simple piano soundtrack, the spot features different kids talking about being creative and how imagination can bring change to the world. It’s a compelling spot, and it’s either timely or serendipitous considering the growing youth movement in the U.S.
True to the rumors, Apple unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support during its “Let’s take a field trip” media event on Tuesday.
Apple is going to roll out the official public release of iOS 11.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday, or so says the Mirror.
Apple’s online store was replaced with the familiar “We’ll be back” note Tuesday morning. That’s no surprise since Apple is hosting its “Let’s take a field trip” media event today.
Your questions, answered! That’s what we do here. Today’s show starts with some Cool Stuff Found items, including at least one that answers a question from a previous show about auto-captioning your videos! Then it’s on to figuring out where all your storage is being used, whether or not you should ignore those iOS relogin requests, and migrating Aperture to Photos. You like Quick Tips? We’ve got those, too. All this and more, folks!
Mr. Cook’s comments came in the wake of news that Facebook profile data was used in ways that violate Facebook terms of service, and that Facebook knew about the privacy breach and didn’t tell users.
Andrew talked to developer and author Erica Sadun, James Thomson of TLA Systems, and Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba Software.
Aspyr has released the Rise & Fall expansion for Civilization VI on Mac and Linux. It’s a substantial expansion and refinement of the game including Golden Ages (along with Dark Ages), city Loyalty, Emergency Situations, and a lot more. There are also Historic Moments (a sort of visual history of your Civilization that ties into Golden and Dark Ages), as well as new leaders and civilizations. I’ve been playing Poundmaker of the Cree, a First Nations tribe in what is now Canada. Plus, new Wonders, including new units you only get a Wonder, and plenty of interface enhancements. For instance, there is now an animated element showing Religious pressure, and for the new Loyalty system. In the image below, two NPC declared an Emergency Situation against me after I took a capital. Against capable opponents it adds a time-pressure element to the game. There’s definitely a lot going on in this update. Civilization VI: Rise & Fall is $29.99 through Steam and as an in-app purchase in the Mac App Store. You’ll have to update Civ VI from the Mac App Store to see the in-app purchase.
Mark Zuckerberg was in the audience that day in 2010, at AllThingsD, when Apple’s Steve Jobs told Walt Mossberg how his company works to protect customer privacy. And here’s a link to the video.
Amazon Kindle rolled out an update to its iOS app recently with some major feature enhancements.
This is useful because you can choose to have certain information available to Friends, Friends of Friends, Everyone, or No One.
Think of fish as a tool that works behind the scenes. Using fish means using Terminal like you normally would, except now you get extra functionality.
Facebook’s headaches over the way Cambridge Analytica obtained and exploited user profiles is far from over because the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into the social network’s privacy practices.
In this very special edition of Background Mode, The Mac Observer’s Kelly Guimont and Jeff Gamet joined me to continue a previous discussion we’d been having about 4K/UHD television. It all started when I published an article, an adventure actually, about my project to get all my home video components working together to achieve 4K/UHD and Dolby Vision. One TMO Daily Observations podcast wasn’t enough to answer all the questions, and so we just kept on chatting, laughing and recording. Herein is most everything you need to know about setting up a 4K/UHD TV system with advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), especially Dolby Vision.
Infosec says that it reported the vulnerability to Apple on December 23. Now after waiting the standard 90 days, the website says that Apple still hasn’t fixed the bug.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple’s time table for releasing its original TV shows, plus they talk about Jimmy Iovine reportedly scaling back his role in Apple Music.