New iMac Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-04

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

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John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the updates to the iMac and iMac Pro, and whether John might be in the market for one.

A New iMac Seems Imminent

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

We’ve been expecting a new iMac with an Intel 10th generation CPU, Comet Lake. It wasn’t announced at WWDC, but reports suggest this new iMac seems imminent.

WWDC 2020 Great Expectations

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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While conducted online or the first time, this year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, WWDC, is expected to be just as exciting as ever.

The Deeper Reason ARM-Based Macs Hurt Intel

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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At first blush, the financial impact of Apple abandoning Intel CPUs for its Macs looks relatively minor. But there’s a deeper reason ARM-Based Macs hurt Intel. And it’s a whopper.

Apple Industry Analyst Rene Ritchie - TMO BGM Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Rene Ritchie on Background Mode

Rene Ritchie has been covering personal technology for over a decade. He currently hosts his own YouTube channel where he provides news analysis and insight on Apple and related technologies and culture. He also co-hosts MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT network and writes a column every Monday for iMore. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of iMore.

Rene and I discussed an incredible range of Apple topics: the MBP’s awful 720p FaceTime camera, the aging iMac design, the future of iMac Pro, the Butterfly keyboard, Rene’s enthusiasm for Apple and the trustworthiness of the company. I also got to know Rene better as we chatted about growing up with Macs, his love of Apple Watch bands, Pokémon and years of studying martial arts. Rene finished with several tips for video podcasters.

AI vs. Machine Learning, Thoughts on Our New Macs, Oak Island - ACM 525

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, including the state of both today. They also talk about their new Macs— John got a new 28-core Mac Pro, while Bryan has a new iMac—and whether or not they like their new purchases. The cap the show by catching up on The Curse of Oak Island TV show on History.

A Brilliant Discussion of iPadOS Design Problems

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

iPad Pro with USB-C Port

There are some major weaknesses in the human interface to iPadOS. In a very readable essay, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber explains in awesome detail.

How the iMac Saved Apple and May Yet Live Forever

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Steve Jobs at iMac intro

The iMac, in 1998, saved Apple from an extinction event. Today, it endures and embodies the best of desktop computing. Here’s the story.

Apple's 2019 iMacs Now Available on Refurb Store, Save 15%

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

Early Tuesday evening, Apple’s 2019 iMacs began appearing on the company’s online Refurb Store, offering savings of approximately 15% off retail pricing. For example, an 8-core, Intel Core i9, 27″ iMac with 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and Radeon Pro 580X graphics card runs US$2,999 at retail. On the refurb store this same iMac sells for $2,549, comes with the same as-new warranty, and is eligible for AppleCare+ (just $169). Why only 8GB RAM? Because Amazon sells a Crucial 32GB kit for just $128. Availability on the refurb store is always in flux, so keep looking for what you want. Happy shopping!

Apple’s 2019 iMacs Now Available on Refurb Store, Save 15%

Now We Know Why The 2019 iMac Was Late

· John Martellaro · Editorial

2019 iMac

The 2019 iMac came nine months after the Coffee Lake Macbook Pros of July 2018. Why that happened is becoming much more clear.

New iMacs, Traveling, Porting, and Troubleshooting – Mac Geek Gab 754

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

Wiring, Traveling, Porting, and Troubleshooting – Mac Geek Gab 754

This week your two favorite geeks, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, tackle answers to your questions about traveling with technology, porting your phone number (and saving money!), converting Apple Music files and more. Of course, they talk about the new stuff from Apple, too! Press play, listen, and learn at least 5 new things!