In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit look at how Project Marzipan could lead to one OS to rule them all. John also says he has a solution for Apple’s corporate structure. They also pore over Intel’s roadmap to look at what could be coming to MacBook in 2018. And they cap the show by asking why it is that some things just plain feel so good. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
Aspyr Media released Thursday Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on iPad, the first game from this great franchise to come to iOS. Aspyr said the interface has been reworked for Touch, and it otherwise looks like Civilization VI. Which is awesome for gaming fun and miserable for my time management. I mean, utterly miserable. I do loves me some Civ action! The game is priced at $59.99, a hefty price that tests new waters for bringing premium games to iOS. But, it’s being released with an introductory price of $29.99, half off. This is the base Civilization VI game without any of the expansions for the desktop game. It’s a free (3.1GB) download that lets you play your first 60 moves for free. After that, you have to make an in-app purchase to buy the full game. Aspyr said the game is playable on iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro—the requirements listed in the App Store’s requirements pulldown are more expansive, but I’d stick with the models specified in the description.
So many topics, so little time! In this episode, Bryan and Jeff address a listener question asking about Apple’s management structure. they also discuss whether or not Apple plans to merge iOS and macOS, and the cap the show with a detailed exploration of the exploding world of cryptocurrency, especially Coinbase.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to dive into Apple’s Project Marzipan plans for unified macOS and iOS app code, plus they look at the change resistance issues Apple is facing.
Apple reportedly has plans to make it easier for developers to create unified apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
John Kheit thinks that Apple is mismanaging security, and that its quality assurance and attention to detail have gone to hell.
A Twitter thread is when someone posts a series of connected posts, something folks have been doing on their own for some time.
Correct errors more quickly in the iOS calculator by using this tip.
Apple updated its developer guidelines with some simple and sensible rules for preorders: here’s how it works.
If you need a quick game to play after Christmas dinner, or just want to get in the holiday spirit, you’ll want to check out these games.
Apple makes a big fuss about the iPad being the future, but the facts don’t bear that out. Yet. Apple Marketing is beating a dead horse for the sake of a cute gotcha.
It’s a great tip for parents who give their iPhone or iPad to kids, and your kids can’t switch to other apps.
I’ve had this happen several times when I zoom in on a person’s face in a photo, and later it displays a different area of the image.
With Reachability on the iPhone X, accessing Control Center is easier than you think. Come read this Quick Tip and find out how to use this one-handed Accessibility feature to bring everything closer to you!
Concerned about your privacy on the web? You should be. There is an entire industry that involves tracking people, collecting data about them, and selling it to the highest bidder.
Accidentally deleted something from your Desktop? That’s no problem if you’ve got iCloud’s Desktop and Documents syncing feature turned on! In today’s Quick Tip, we’re gonna tell you how to recover those files within the first thirty days—and what to do if you need to remove one, permanently and pronto.
We’ve had more than 30 years of mainstream GUI computer systems, and somehow user interfaces are still miserably bad. Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit also talk about Bloomberg’s report that said HomePod will focus on music even though the world is clamoring for an Apple home voice assistant. This week’s look at pop culture includes Future Man, a Hulu original they both like. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
Photo art apps are a cool way to make your images stand out. You can make your photos look like a painting, pencil drawing, and generally quirky.
Jeff Butts takes you on a tour through the new feature, showing how efficient and effective iMazing has become at app management.