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.

How to Delete Comments from iCloud Photo Sharing Streams

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’ve got shared albums within iCloud Photo Sharing, then you may have wished you could take back a comment or two on someone else’s image. In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over just how you can save yourself some embarrassment!

Killing the Lighting Port, Buying into Apple Watch Series 4 - ACM 477

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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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.

Coping with Subscription Apps - TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-24

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

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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.

Jamf Now Adds Custom PKG and App Deployment

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

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.

Jamf Now Adds Custom PKG and App Deployment

PlugBug Duo Adds 2 USB Power Ports to Your MacBook Charger

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

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.

PlugBug Duo Adds 2 USB Power Ports to Your MacBook Charger

How to Use Siri to Get Betting Odds

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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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's $2, Apple's Newest Football, Netflix's Rebellion - ACM 476

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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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.

Intel Power Gadget Monitors Your Mac's Energy Usage

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

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.

Intel Power Gadget Monitors Your Mac’s Energy Usage

Sorry Gamers, Fortnite isn't Coming to Apple TV

· Jeff Gamet · News

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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.”

September's MacBook, Twitter's Dead APIs - TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-17

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

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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.