Bloomberg reports that Apple and Comcast have been negotiating with two movie studios for a very early rental of theatrical releases — 17 days later on Apple TV for $50. The theater owners don’t like it.
Apple won’t share user information with the SPLC, and donations won’t qualify as a charitable donation.
Mark Gurman is the Consumer Technology Reporter for Bloomberg. As Mark recalls, there was never a time in his youth when he wasn’t interested in technology. He told me that it was the iPod mini for his 10th birthday that wowed him. His love for the company that created the iPod made it feel very natural to get into reporting on Apple. In the second segment, we chatted about his seminal article in December 2016 on the state of the Mac, thoughts on the next Mac Pro, competition from Microsoft in the form of the Surface Laptop, how the Apple watch Series 3 may have LTE, how devious Apple has become in hiding its pre-release trademarks, prospects for an Apple robot and Apple’s HomePod. Mark provided, as always, fascinating and insightful comments about Apple.
Just because Apple is making iPhone and iPad models with beefier storage options doesn’t mean iOS isn’t evolving to help you manage the space better.
If you are an iTunes U content creator, you won’t have to do much since Apple will be doing the transition. However, Apple recommends that institutions review current iTunes U Collections and remove outdated or unneeded content before the transition happens.
We already suspect the iPhone 8 facial recognition system will use infrared, but now we have reason to believe it’ll be lightning fast, too.
The update is available for developers with compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models.
Monday’s release continues an accelerated release cycle, as the last round of developer betas hit just one week ago.
Along with iOS 11 beta 7, macOS High Sierra beta 7, and watchOS 4 beta 7, Apple released tvOS 11 developer beta 7 (XX) on Monday.
Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Dave Hamilton to talk about Apple’s potential deal for first-run movies in-the-home, as well as ways to avoid getting scammed by fake calls from Apple support.
Once the moon is completely between the earth and sun, you’ll only have about 2.5 minutes or less to take a photograph. If you have a tripod, go ahead and use it.
Another Apple I computer is going up for auction, according to BusinessInsider (via 9to5Mac). This one was gifted to its original owner—Adam Schoolsky—by his friends Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It also includes an Apple I cassette interface card, a drawing from Apple cofounder Ron Wayne, and a prank flier made by Messrs. Schoolsky and Wozniak for the 1977 West Coast Computer Faire. All of those things makes this auction a little special from other Apple I auctions, but it will also be a charity auction by CharityBuzz, the folks who auction off those coffee dates with Apple execs. Proceeds benefit FAIRS, a nonprofit that develops amateur and emergency radio services in developing countries. CharityBuzz hasn’t listed the auction yet.
Listener Dan has wants to store optimized version of his iCloud Photos on his MacBook Pro’s internal drive, and full-sized originals on his external drive. An interesting dilemma, for sure! In this week’s Mac Geek Gab Highlight, Dave and John talk through the solution for this one. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
People are being telephoned by scammers claiming to be from “Apple Support,” “Apple Inc.,” or a local Apple Store.
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Generally speaking, the only secrets Apple can keep any more are products developed and manufactured internally. Put another way, some software and the Mac Pro. But Apple has always leaked like a sieve. Enter this video from 1988 found and digitized by Fast Company. It’s a news broadcast from a local San Francisco television station interviewing David Bunnell, editor for a now-defunct publication called Macintosh Today. He went on to found PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld, but back at Macintosh Today, he had just scooped Apple with a story about the not-yet announced Mac Portable (or Luggable, as it was nicknamed). His story was based on a 160-page document his magazine got its hands on. 160 pages! I suppose this is proof that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
It’s time to dig back into NAS drives by answering Steve’s question: Which Synology DiskStation is right for me? There are a few more things to explore on that topic, too, and your two favorite geeks do it justice. Separate from that are a few questions about a variety of topics, some of which are Geek Challenges where you get to provide some answers! A hardware-focused Cool Stuff Found rounds out the topic list for the week. Press play and enjoy learning!
Just in case you were thinking to yourself, “Hey, Comcast doesn’t have a big enough footprint in my life,” I’ve got good news for you. The media behemoth announced Friday that Xfinity Mobile is launching nationwide in the U.S. Comcast commercials ask, “It makes you wonder: shouldn’t we get our phones and internet from the same company?” Quick response: no it doesn’t and how on earth does that make sense? Anyhoo…it’s $45 per line per month for unlimited data or $12 per month per GB of data.
Bryan Chaffin loves Lava Lamps and used to own a half dozen of them, but who knew they could be one of the keys to encryption?