You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment and productivity with your technology. Then, of course, questions! Listen to answers to your (and other listeners’) questions about migrating drives, software subscriptions, Catalina Mail, Photos, APFS, and more. It’s all about having fun and learning five new things in the process, folks!
All of The Mac Observer’s coverage for CES 2020, both on-site and from afar.
LAS VEGAS – At CES 2020 Victrola put together what appeared to be a retrospective exhibit which actually included pieces of the past, present, and future all rolled into one. Want a turntable with Alexa support? Look no further. Enjoy, along with the sights and sounds of the CES 2020 show floor.
LAS VEGAS – Solo New York was showing off their Re:cycled backpack series at CES 2020, all of which are made from recycled water bottles and other biodegradable materials. The Hybrid backpack here easily converts between being a briefcase and a backpack, perfect for that on-the-go lifestyle where you’re not sure what mode you’ll need to be in throughout the day.
John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they’ve learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to learn five new things with your two favorite geeks!
LAS VEGAS – Elliptic Labs has developed software that uses a smartphone’s speakers and microphones to do motion sensing – and a lot more – without adding any hardware to the phone. I happened to meet CEO Laila Danielsen on a bus where she showed us just one demo application of their tech.
OWC Founder and CEO, Larry O’Connor, takes us through the details of their Mercury Elite Pro Dock. This is a Thunderbolt 3 Dock and Dual-Drive RAID all-in-one. RAID 0 or 1 is done in hardware, or you can configure it as a JBOD and manage it yourself. With seven ports, including Ethernet, two USB 3.1 Gen 1, DisplayPort 1.2, SD Card, and Gigabit Ethernet, this US$299.99 device might be exactly what you need to complete your setup.
LAS VEGAS, NV — BenjiLock is introducing BenjiLock TSA, the latest version of their fingerprint lock at CES 2020. Robbie Cabral, Inventor and CEO, highlighted the features of this lock.
LAS VEGAS, NV — IEVA is introducing their line of stylish Twin.C Environmental Sensors at CES 2020. Fatima Sall, Public Relations, told us about what the stylish but functional sensors can do for you.
LAS VEGAS, NV — So you have a new USB-C Mac, PC or tablet, and want to plug your stuff into it—Moovy claims to have “the most advanced USB-C dock with wireless charging.”
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s (lack of) presence at CES, and the new wave of TV+ content.
Apple TV and Roku apps for Tivo are on hold, as the company focuses on the launch of TiVo Stream 4K moving forward with Android.
It is my pleasure to have Carbon Copy Cloner from Bombich Software on board with us as one of our CES 2020 coverage sponsors this year. Covering CES takes a huge amount of time, effort, and expense, and with folks like those at Bombich Software on board, we’re really able to sift through all the noise at CES and properly serve you, our Apple-focused audience.
LAS VEGAS – At CES this week, Brydge was showing off their new Brydge Pro+ Keyboard with Trackpad for iPad Pro. Leveraging iPadOS’s AssistiveTouch to add a cursor-like dot to the screen, using the trackpad feels smooth and natural throughout. Available for pre-order now, Brydge Pro+ is $229.99 for the 12.9” iPad Pro, and $199.99 for the 11” model.
LAS VEGAS – LifeProof’s FLiP wallet case puts your cards and cash inside so that, when closed, the back of the iPhone remains flush. The FLiP case can even open up and act as a stand and, when open, Qi charging is possible, too. Available now from LifeProof for US$60.99.
LAS VEGAS, NV — Energizer is showing SPOT LED Tag for seeing and finding your furry friend, the latest entry in their Energizer Pets line, at CES 2020.
LAS VEGAS, NV — Withings is adding a third entry to their health watch lineup with ScanWatch, offering both ECG and SPO2 sensing.
LAS VEGAS, NV — LumiCharge is showing a new version of their multifunction device, the Lumicharge LD, at CES 2020.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss their CES picks, and Bryan and Kelly reminisce about Aqua’s lickable design.
Satechi unveiled a massive 108 watt USB-C PD desktop charger with two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports to charge up to four devices at once.
Ideal for the home, office or travel, the 108W Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger features an ultra-sleek and modern design that complements users’ favorite accessories. Compatible with a wide variety of USB-C devices, the charger combines four ports into one compact, high-speed power bank, making it the only charger user’s need to take with them while on-the-go.
It’s available now to purchase for US$79.99.