With 4K TV sets now mainstream, 8K TVs shipping in 2019, Apple preparing new displays, 4K/HDR streaming in high gear, the pressure will be on Apple to deliver in all its video technologies.
Apple is offering Back to School promotions in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Korea, including free Beats headphones.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to discuss what Mr. Kheit calls the pornification of software. They also look back at and grade Apple’s new product releases in 2018. It being these two, they are surprisingly upbeat, while still being cranky as can be.
Yesterday Costo started selling Macs on its website, and you can pick up a Costco Mac and get a US$50 to US$200 discount.
Apple has never been big on sales, but there’s something about making everything but the newest models eligible for gift cards extra insulting.
Companies are like organisms: they’re born, they grow, adapt, and have a life cycle. But predicting Apple’s future is very hard to do at this point. We can, however, monitor life signs.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about which new Macs Apple may have in store for its October 30th media event, plus they share their thoughts on the possibility of a refresh for the iPad mini.
New additions to the Eurasian Economic Competition database hint that Apple has new Macs coming at its October 30th media event.
The Pictar Pro marries old school camera goodness to modern iPhone convenience, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet weigh the pros and cons. They also talk about Netflix’s plans to make new movies and TV series (both) out of The Chronicles of Narnia books. Lastly, they talk about what to expect if Apple does an October media event.
There’s a tool called Vinyl Buddy that is used to clean vinyl records. But it can also be used to clean your Mac’s screen. Mac Geek Gab listener Everett says this is what Apple uses to clean iMac screens by getting the dust off the inside of the screen when reassembling them after repair. And others have confirmed. Instead of using a microfiber cloth, try this tool. It’s a small roller that attracts dust and other small debris. Once it’s full of dust, you just rinse it under running water and use it again. I’m guessing it’s an electrostatic effect because the roller doesn’t have any sort of adhesive on it. You could also try it on your iPhone or iPad, although it might not remove fingerprints. And of course, like the name suggests, it can pick up dust from in between the grooves of vinyl records. We found the tool on Amazon for US$14.99.
There’s a specific iMac configuration that can’t run Bootcamp, and can’t even have a Bootcamp partition on your iMac’s drive.
It’s called Target Display Mode, and it’s easy to set up and start using.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what might be coming in the next Apple Watch along with what product announcements may be coming this fall. They also look back at the iMac 20 years after it first shipped.
The iMac is 20 years old, and it’s the computer that started Apple down the path to become the first company with a trillion dollar market cap. Then interim CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first iMac on stage in May 1998, and the all-in-one computer shipped on August 15th. That computer shipped with a 233 MHz G3 processor, Mac OS 8.1, a 4 GB hard drive, and was the first Mac with USB. Check out Steve unveiling the original Bondi Blue iMac.
In Q3, 2017 Apple sold 4.3 million Macs, bolstered by WWDC 2017 rollouts. This Q3 the unit number was down to 3.7 million thanks to the out-of-June-quarter launch of the new MacBook Pros in July. Explanations are in order.
How does he do it? Ming-Chi Kuo (TF International Securities) has posted a virtual Christmas list of Apple’s next products. John comments on the list.
Rob Pegoraro is a freelance technical journalist who writes about interesting problems and possibilities in consumer technology. Previously, he was a technical columnist for the Washington Post from 1999 to 2011. Lately he has written for Yahoo Finance, USA Today and The Wirecutter. Rob graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1993 with a degree in international relations without taking a single course in journalism or computer science. But along the way he discovered his real talent: learning new things about computer tech and then explaining it to readers. Rob told me how his time with the Washington Post was both rewarding but also prepared him for a better family life as a freelancer. We chatted about Google I/O 2018, the Android platform, his writings about the FTC, the GDPR, 8KTV, and his recent DIY update of his 2009 iMac.
Apple’s 2017 MacBook Pros and iMacs use the Intel “Kaby Lake” CPUs. But “Coffee Lake” is coming and “Cannon Lake” after that. John sorts it all out.
Check out the Classic C1, an iPhone X case inspired by the iMac G3. Why? Apparently getting an iMac G3 from his mom when he was a kid was this huge and awesome moment for the company’s founder. That’s great inspiration! The company—Spiegen—has already raised more than $112,000 on Indiegogo, blowing past their $5,000 goal with a month left to go. The $100,000 milestone was to add a model for iPhone 8, too. It has a two-layer design that looks like you’re peeking into the device, and I think it’s cool. Funding options that include a case start at $35, with shipping in June of 2018.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explore why they think the Mac Pro in 2019 will be a departure from Apple’s current desktop computer design.