Starting off the week—or the day—with another iPhone 8 leak is pretty much the standard routine, and the latest comes in the form of a couple videos claiming to show the Foxconn production line where the new phones are being assembled.
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 (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.
As much fun and as important as @HyperCard was, and as much as it consumed my life for four years, I don’t have that many stories about it.
— Chris Espinosa (@cdespinosa) August 11, 2017
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.
Germany may finally be getting on board with Apple Pay, and it could happen as soon as next month.
Apple announced exciting new Macs at WWDC 2017, but there are some loose ends that need attention before all’s well.
It’s an early-stage demo for Genereal, an AR world currently under development.
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.
This isn’t just Safari downloads. Any app that lets you download files will show up here. This can include torrents, cat photos, porn—anything.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on developers in China complaining about Apple’s business practices, plus they discuss the ramifications of computer hacks embedded in DNA.
Dr. Mac has some new advice if you’re dealing with a wet phone or another small electronic device…
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.
Consumer Reports pulled its recommend rating for Microsoft’s Surface laptops, but I’m not ready do a schadenfreude dance yet.
Apple has a China problem, and that problem is “China.”
Why would that matter? If malicious actors controlled a DNA analyzer, they could directly affect analysis. Think misdiagnosis to cause harm, evidence tampering, or even information extortion.
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.
Get ready to pay for even more on demand video services because Disney isn’t going to be the last network to ditch Netflix or Amazon Prime.
Jeff Butts likes some of the changes, but not all of them.
Coinciding with the release of a new version of the Ulysses app, users will need to pay US$4.99 per month or $39.99 per year to use the software.