The Mac – or “Macintosh” if we’re going back to 1984 – is the first computer to effectively market a graphical computer to the masses, all delivered by Apple (or, at the time, Apple Computer).

The Mac has gone through several stages of evolution and iteration since 1984, including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Performa, Power Mac (including the G4 Cube!), iBook, and more. It remains one of the most popular computers you’ll see in business, schools, and homes today.

Apple Product Releases, Digital WWDC, and What-We-Wish-Apple-Made, with Charlotte Henry - ACM 529

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry discuss what seems like a blistering pace of new Apple products, even in the midst of a pandemic. Charlotte explains why she is so excited about the digital version of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) coming in June, and they both look at the product they wish Apple would make.

How to Use AirDrop on Mac

· John Martellaro · How-To

AirDrop is a simple, fast way to wirelessly send files from a Mac to another nearby Mac. But it has to be set up correctly. Here’s how.

Apple on a Roll, Apple TV+ and Streaming Video, with John Martellaro - ACM 527

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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John Martellaro joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss Apple’s recent roll when it comes to launching new products. They also talk about Apple TV+ and the other streaming video services, which are seeing a bit of a book thanks for shelter-in-place orders—including what it means for the future.

Apple, Steve Jobs and Salesmanship

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

John recalls a group sales team meeting in 2001 in which Steve jobs presided. For a second, it got ugly.

How to Move Your Data to Your New Mac

· Charlotte Henry · How-To

2019 iMac

If you got a new Mac for Christmas there are various ways to get all your data over to your new device so you have everything you need.

Getting Started With Your New Apple Presents

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

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Apple devices are popular gifts, and you or a friend or family member probably got one for the holidays. Here’s what do do with them.

Build Better Web Apps and Software with This Full-Featured API Tool for Mac: $21.24

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a deal on Paw, a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test and describe the APIs you build or consume. It features a native macOS interface to compose requests, inspect server responses, generate client code and export API definitions. Paw is $24.99 through our deal, but coupon code BFSAVE15 brigs it down to $21.24 at checkout.

Apple Awarded Patent for Mac Face ID

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple was recently granted a patent for Mac Face ID with a smart auto-wake feature. This version sounds more intelligent than current Face ID.

Digging into Apple's T2 Chip

· Bryan Chaffin · Link

Photo of the T2 security chip

AppleInsider has a good piece on Apple’s T2 chip. It’s incomplete in that it doesn’t cover the T2’s built-in image signal processor and SSD controller, but it’s still good info to have, and we recommend it.

If you spent any time looking into which Mac desktop or notebook to buy before you paid out for a shiny new machine, you’ll have seen Apple’s website extolling the fact that many of them have T2 security chips. That’s nice. Only, it’s more than nice, it’s more than a way to invisibly secure your Mac, it is a process that has a dramatic and visible effect on just about everything you do.

Apple CEO: Mac Pros Will Continue to Be Made in U.S.

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple’s Mac Pro line will continue to be manufactured in the U.S. This, according to CEO Tim Cook, who made the comment in a question about Apple manufacturing during Tuesday’s quarterly conference call with analysts.