Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss cancelling Apple Arcade subscriptions, and Apple’s new holiday ad.
Apple’s newest holiday video is a real tearjerker. A family goes to grandpa’s house for the holidays, and during the trip the parents give the kids an iPad as a way to keep them occupied. When they get to grandpa’s house, it’s a somber atmosphere. We learn that grandma is no longer with them, but the two girls make something special with the iPad as a present. The song is Married Life by Michael Giacchino, from the Up movie.
We here at The Mac Observer are taking Thursday and Friday to spend with our friends and families while we celebrate Independence Day here in the USA.
Because I love the way perspective skews each of our individual realities, I’ll share this related anecdote: three years ago – to the day – Billy Beefeater wished me a “Happy Treason Day” while giving us a tour of the Tower Of London. I wanted to quote Game of Thrones and point out it would only be treason if we had lost, but I figured maybe that was better left unsaid… at the time.
In any event, happy Independence Day to everyone in the USA, and wishing a glorious weekend to everyone everywhere!
We’ll return on Monday, July 8th, resuming not only our news, tips, and Cool Stuff Found, but also publishing episodes of three of our podcasts: Background Mode, Daily Observations, and Mac Geek Gab. See you Monday!
Apple is honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day on its website with a photo of the Civil Rights Movement hero, along with a quote of his, “The time is always right to do what is right.”
Our list of iPhone apps to get you into the holiday spirit includes Santa video chats and more.
If you’re planning on giving someone AirPods as a holiday present, you better already have them because Apple is sold out into January.
It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S., so that means The Mac Observer is taking Thursday and Friday off to celebrate the holiday. We’ll be back with our regular news, analysis, tips and podcasts on Monday, November 27th. We hope everyone has a great weekend even if Thanksgiving isn’t part of your annual holiday schedule.
Looking for some last minute help heading into the holiday season? The Mac Observer has you covered.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share tips for handling tech questions at holiday events, plus they have some travel apps to share, too.
In observance of Labor Day, a U.S. holiday, The Mac Observer will be taking the day off for a little outdoor fun with friends and family, and we hope you are, too. We’ll resume our regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, September 5th. Enjoy the holiday!
In honor of Independence Day—a U.S. holiday—The Mac Observer is taking off Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th. We will return on Wednesday, July 5th, with our usual Apple, Mac, iPad iPhone, and Apple Watch news. TMO’s Daily Observations podcast is taking off the holiday, too, and our Background Mode podcast will be back next week. Enjoy the holiday!
Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Solstice…It doesn’t matter what you celebrate this time of year—or if you celebrate at all. The Mac Observer hopes this weekend is a wonderful time for you, and that you get to take a day or two off to relax. We’re taking Monday off, but we’ll be back on Tuesday, December 27th, with our iPhone, iPad, and Mac coverage, along with a fresh TMO Daily Observations episode, too.
The holidays are a great time for showing off your smarthome skills, so Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share some tips. They talk about Siri, Amazon Echo, IFTTT, and more.
Developers take note! iTunes Connect, the developer portal for all of Apple’s digital platforms, has scheduled its annual holiday shutdown. Get your app submissions and holiday sales data scheduled now!
It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S., so that means The Mac Observer is taking Thursday and Friday off to celebrate the holiday. We’ll be back with our regular news, analysis, tips and reviews on Monday, November 28th. We hope everyone has a great weekend even if Thanksgiving isn’t part of your annual holiday schedule.
In observance of Labor Day, a U.S. holiday, The Mac Observer will be taking the day off for a little outdoor fun with friends and family, and we hope you are, too. We’ll resume our regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, September 6, just in time for Apple’s “See you on the 7th” media event. Enjoy the holiday!