Backups, APFS, High Sierra, and You – Mac Geek Gab 670

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

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Cool Stuff Found starts the episode, then it’s on to a few things related to backups, including how High Sierra’s APFS will affect you. Listener tips and some other, unrelated questions are answered, and then there’s a nice, juicy segment on meshifying your home without buying mesh for all of you, too. Press play and enjoy!

Apple Veteran Chris Espinosa on the Launch of Hyper Card

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found


Apple veteran (officially employee #8) Chris Espinosa has some very interesting comments on the launch of HyperCard, which turned 30 years old today. Mr. Espinosa worked on the original Mac, and was also on the HyperCard team, and in the Twitter thread below, he offers his memories of its 1987 launch. If you enjoy Apple lore, it’s a must-read.

Guardians' Inferno Music Video: Just Shut Up and Dance

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and of course the iTunes Store so we know exactly how everyone will be spending their weekend. Yep, dancing to the unabashedly 70s disco Guardians’ Inferno video. The movie’s main actors are all in the video backing up David Hasselhoff and it’s a flat-out fun three and a half minute escape from the end of the work week. And remember, we are Groot.

Leaked Pics Hint at Pulse Oximeter in Fitbit Smartwatch

· Jeff Gamet · News

Rendering showing Fitbit smartwatch with pulse oximeter sensor

Last week Fitbit said its smartwatch will ship later this year, and now we’re seeing leaked images of their Apple Watch competitor. Based on the renderings that just surfaced, it’s possible it may include a pulse oximeter—something the Apple Watch doesn’t have.

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

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Check out the Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger. It’s like a power strip, but with USB charging ports. Each port is smart, too, in that it will send the proper amount of power for the device that’s plugged in. You can get it through us for $29.

How to Upgrade Your Mac to Python 3 [2017 Update]

· John Martellaro · Analysis

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In macOS Sierra and even High Sierra, Apple provides only Python 2.7, but if you need to install and work with Python 3.x, this article shows how to do it.