SiriusXM Premier is Free Through May 15

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Announced by Howard Stern, Sirius XM is giving people free access to Premier content through May 15, starting today.

Listeners will have free access to more than 300 channels of dynamic programming, featuring the acclaimed The Howard Stern Show , hundreds of exclusive ad-free music channels, and vital news and information sources.  SiriusXM is also adding entirely new curated content, and bringing back some beloved music channels by top artists.

How Apple’s Secrecy Has Been Put to The Test

· Andrew Orr · News

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The current pandemic has forced Apple employees and others to work from home, and it’s a new challenge the company has to navigate.

Data Caps Probably Won’t Go Away Permanently

· Andrew Orr · Link

Companies are making employees work from home because of the coronavirus. In a rare show of generosity, many ISPs are eliminating data caps. But I have to disagree with Devin Coldeway. Data caps are a way to make money from customers, and I don’t think they will go away permanently. They’ll be charging us up the wazoo like old times.

Pressure from the global pandemic has broadband companies loosening the arbitrary restrictions on the connections users pay for — and this may be the beginning of the end for the data caps we’ve lived in fear of for decades. Here’s why.

Apple Reportedly Cancels March 31 Event

· Andrew Orr · News

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It hadn’t been confirmed yet but rumors pointed to a March 31 event for Apple, but now it may have been canceled.

How to Figure Out The Correct Length of Time for Hand Washing

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The Mac Observer’s Kelly Guimont just shared a cool website with me and it’s called Wash Your Lyrics. You type in the name of any song title and song artist and it generates a graphic that shows you the proper method for washing your hands along with the time it takes to synchronize with the first 20 or so seconds of the song. We’ve typed in a bunch of different songs and so far Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2) by Pink Floyd is the best one.

How to Figure Out The Correct Length of Time for Hand Washing

To RAID or Not (to RAID)? – Mac Geek Gab 805

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

Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You’ll be able to answer “yes” to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week’s show. Stick around and learn about taming CarPlay, sharing Calendars, using a VPN with your Apple TV and much more. You’ll definitely hit your quota of learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week.

Apple Encourages Employees to Work From Home

· Andrew Orr · News

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Apple is encouraging employees at its Apple Park headquarters to work from home due to the coronavirus cases in Santa Clara Valley.

Apple vs (Non-Computer) Viruses – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-04

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s next moves regarding gathering thousands of people in San Jose (for WWDC) or not, and manufacturing logistics vs the current state of affairs.

Stock Market School – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-18

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bryan joins host Kelly to chat about Apple’s updated guidance, what guidance is, why it matters, and what exactly this update means for Apple stock.