What would it take for Apple to ditch the Lightning port on iPhones? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore the possibilities, and Bryan ends up convincing himself to buy Apple’s not-shipping-yet AirPower charging pad. They also ask themselves what it would take for them to want Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, new iPad Pros, and new MacBooks. Their conclusion? It’s going to be an expensive fall.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Intel’s new Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake laptop processors, and to explain the new firmware update for the discontinued AirPort Express.
Intel’s new Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake processors for laptops are officially available and should start showing up in new computers this fall.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple’s free 200 GB iCloud storage for two months offer underscores how the standard 5 GB is far too low, plus they look at a new phishing scam Bryan encountered.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 9 on Monday following the release of iOS 12 developer beta 11.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about living with the subscription model for apps, plus they look at how SetApp may have found the right balance for developers and users.
The iPhone, iPad, and Mac device management tool Jamf Now just gained two new features: package (.PKG) file deployment for the Mac, and custom iOS app deployment. That’ll be handy for companies needing to push apps that aren’t available through Apple’s own App Stores to devices. Jamf Now also lets you manage device serial numbers and OS versions, settings, and more. The service is free for up to three devices, and US$2 a month for additional devices.
SetApp gets you more than 100 apps for your Mac for about $10 a month. Here are five you need on your Mac.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts Facebook using its Onavo VPN app to track iPhone user’s activity, plus they speculate on why Apple killed Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave.
Twelve South just expanded its PlugBug lineup with the new PlugBug Duo. It’s a replacement for the outlet plug on your MacBook and MacBook Pro MagSafe or USB C charger that includes two USB-A ports for powering up other devices like your iPhone and iPad. The USB ports offer 12 W for charging, and the PlugBug includes five adapters so you can use it in more than 150 countries. The PlugBug Duo is available on the Twelve South website for US$49.99.
This is a bit weird. Okay, very weird. Siri can actually get you the odds on sports matchups, and though we’ve got the details in this Quick Tip, we’re still shaking our heads a bit at this strange feature.
Verizon recently throttled a fire department’s command and control vehicle in a pursuit of $2, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet have some thoughts about the propriety of such an action. They also wonder whether rumors of a new iMac mean we can start trusting Apple to update its Macs again, or if Lucy will just yank the ball away instead. They cap the show with a look at Netflix’s baby steps towards rebellion against Apple’s App Store cut for subscriptions.
Traditional methods to estimate power/energy usage of the processor has always been a cumbersome task that included special purpose tools or instrumentation on the platform along with third party equipment. Intel Power Gadget is supported on Windows and macOS and includes an application, driver, and libraries to monitor and estimate real-time processor package power information in watts using the energy counters in the processor. In version 3.0 there are more features that include estimation of power on multi-socket systems as well as externally callable APIs to extract power information within sections of code.
Fortnite fans flipped out on Tuesday when the game’s code revealed references to tvOS, hinting an Apple TV version is coming. Epic Games gave that a big “nope.”
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a report that Apple is releasing a new Mac mini this fall, plus they look at governments wanting to take control of the internet.
Parallels released Parallels Desktop 14 for the Mac on Tuesday. with support for Apple’s macOS Mojave operating system, and more.
Apple followed up macOS Mojave developer beta 8 with macOS Mojave public beta 7 on Monday.
Apple released macOS Mojave developer beta 8 on Monday to go along with iOS 12 developer beta 9.
Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a report saying a new MacBook is coming in September, along with redesigned iPad Pro models. They also have something to say about Twitter shutting down the APIs third-party client apps rely on.
Apple is set to introduce a new entry level MacBook in September, along with an iPad Pro refresh, and the AirPower wireless charging pad.