John Martellaro and Bryan Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple’s Mac mini and debate whether it needs an update or to go end of life. They also discuss Microsoft’s push to bring iMessage to Windows.
There’s a stunningly simple way to create a back door into your Mac using just the tools included with macOS, but all it takes to defeat the threat is FileVault.
Pro photographer Austin Mann published a thorough review of Apple’s iMac Pro based on his professional work (thanks to Phil Schiller for the heads up). He takes us through his workflow using a photographic tour of Antartica for a backdrop, and really, the pics alone are worth your time. There’s lots of before-and-after comparisons—including some cool slider-effects—and he talks about processing a 13-foot-wide panorama that was an 11.4GB file. If you’re a creative pro—especially a photographer—this review is likely going to give you some good perspective on the iMac Pro. Spoiler: his recommendation is to get the iMac Pro, and to max it out as much as yo can because it isn’t upgradeable.
The biggest feature for end-users is continued testing of Messages in iCloud.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss the benefits and problems the average tech user experiences, plus they talk about the lack of a real unified health and medical record management system.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Twitter’s plain text password list, and a petition to recall and replace the Touch Bar MacBook Pro’s built-in keyboard.
Got a bunch of JPEGs you need to convert to PNGs? Preview can do them all in one batch! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to change your preferences to make this possible.
Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple’s second fiscal quarter earnings, plus Andrew tips us off to some alternatives to Safari on the iPhone and iPad.
Don’t count on seeing Apple’s rumored unified app platform at Worldwide Developer Conference this year. That’s likely happening in 2019, and macOS will go 64-bit only at the same time.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Jan Koum leaving Facebook means for WhatsApp, plus they look at when we can expect Apple’s unified Apple app development platform.
It’s no secret that Apple is phasing 32-bit app support in macOS, so it’s better to find out which apps you rely on that still need updating. Your Mac can give you that information, but 32-bitCheck makes the process even easier. The app checks the apps in the folder you specify, plus you can tell it to check all bundles and Mach-O, too. Checking my Applications folder shows Adobe CS6 apps and FileMaker Pro 11 are 32-bit, so they’ll stop working whenever Apple makes the move to 64-bit only with macOS. 32-bitCheck is a free download at the Eclectic Light website.
There’s a new company called Crowdfense that represents the obstacles companies like Apple, Google, and other operating system vendors have in keeping their platforms secure.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon’s new kid-focused Echo Dot, plus they discuss Crowdfense and the state of zero day exploit bounties.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at what the pending demise of Google Play Music means for Apple Music, plus they have a warning about a new Flash malware threat on the Mac.
Along with iOS 11.3.1 for the iPhone and iPad, Apple released macOS 10.13.4 Security Update 2018-001 on Tuesday. The Mac update fixes security issues related to privileges and UI spoofing.
The company said a component failure may lead to battery expansion, and that affected devices can get their battery replaced.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about why macOS and iOS won’t merge into a single operating system for now, and they look at how the iPhone’s long life span stands in contrast to Greenpeace criticism.
Running iOS apps on macOS is not the same as merging the two OSes. John explains.
John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to discuss the controversy surrounding an iMac Pro Apple reportedly isn’t fixing, plus they look at the viability of Amazon’s new Fire TV Edition.
TunnelBear is expanding beyond VPN services and into password management with its new RememBear app. The app securely stores passwords, credit cards, and more in an AES256 encrypted database, plus it can generate strong passwords for you. The app is available for macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android with autofill extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It’s free for use on one device, or US$36 a year for sycning with multiple devices, cloud backup, and priority support.