TMO Background Mode Interview with Freelance Tech Journalist Rob Pegoraro

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

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.

Classic C1 iPhone X Case on Indiegogo Inspired by iMac G3

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

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.

Apple's Latest Mac Pro News - TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-06

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s latest news about the upcoming Mac Pro, what they’re hoping for in the new machine, and what they think of its 2019 time table.

TwelveSouth Intros HiRise Pro for iMac Pro, iMac

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

HiRise Pro iMac stand from TwelveSouth

Want a stand to elevate your new iMac Pro display? TwelveSouth’s new HiRise Pro is out and it’s compatible with older iMac models, too.

iMac Pro Launching on Thursday December 14th

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple's iMac Pro available on December 14 2017

Apple promised the iMac Pro would ship this year, and now we know the date it’s happening: Thursday, December 14th.

Mac Caddy on Kickstarter Sits on Your iMac, Includes Camera Cover

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Check out the Mac Caddy on Kickstarter. It’s a clip-on caddy designed to specifically fit on the back of current iMacs. That’s the slim edge 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac design from late 2012 to current 2017 models. In addition to being a caddy to help reduce desk clutter, it also has a built-in camera cover for those concerned about privacy. There are cable slots on the side, as well as compartments for your stuff. The company has raised US$2,600 towards a goal of $18,000 so far, with 27 days to go. Funding is earmarked for tooling to put the Mac Caddy into production. As of this writing, there are Early bird slots available for $30 that will net you a Mac Caddy. As someone with a messy desk, it instantly resonated with me.

No, Future MacBooks Won't Have ARM Processors

· Jeff Butts · Editorial

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Whenever Jeff Butts reads a headline of such ill-conceived nonsense, he cringes in fear of an angel losing her wings or a kitten dying.

The New 2017 iMac: Notes & Tidbits on RAM

· Jim Tanous · News

We broke down Apple’s perplexing iMac RAM upgrade situation, with added thoughts on the upcoming iMac Pro’s ECC memory.

Every Apple Hardware Announcement at WWDC 2017

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

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It’s a lot to wrap our heads around, so we put together this list of all of Apple’s hardware announcements, with links to more info.

iMac gets Kaby Lake Processor, 64 GB RAM

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple shows off Kaby Lake processor iMacs at Worldwide Developer Conference 2017

Apple used its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event to show off new iMac models with Intel Kaby Lake processors and up to 64 GB RAM.

Why Apple Will Be Using Xeon CPUs in This Fall's "Pro" iMac

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Intel's Xeon logo.

Recently, we learned that Apple may be seriously considering the use of a Xeon CPU in its so-called “server-grade” iMac planned for later this year. There are good technical reasons why the use of the Xeon has entered the discussion in what has traditionally been considered a consumer iMac—in contrast to the Mac Pro which has had Xeons all along. John explains.