New Versions of macOS, Stewart Brand – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-02

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what the new version of macOS could look like (and when we’ll see it), and an interesting documentary about an interesting guy, Stewart Brand.

The Case for Apple to Postpone macOS 10.16 into 2021

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Traditionally, Apple provides a preview of the next version of macOS at WWDC in June, then releases it late September. This year, there’s a case to be made to postpone macOS 10.16 into 2021.

Kernel Extensions Won’t Work in macOS 10.16

· Andrew Orr · Product News

If you updated to macOS Catalina 10.15.4 recently, you may have seen a warning message about kernel extensions. They’re going away.

A Tale of Two GarageBands

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Find out why Dr. Mac says GarageBand on an iDevice is so different from GarageBand on a Mac that it should have been called something else like, “GarageBand Touch” or “GarageBand Mobile.”

The 2020 Mac Productivity Essentials Bundle: $25.49

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The 2020 Mac Productivity Essentials Bundle

We have a deal called the 2020 Mac Productivity Essentials Bundle, a collection of productivity apps for the Mac. It includes a VPN, an app organizer, a PDF editor, a password manager, a movie editor, and four more Mac apps. It’s $29.99 through our deal, but coupon code SPRINGSAVE15 brings the checkout price down to $25.49.

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.

Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More – Mac Geek Gab 802

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

How’s your Catalina installation behaving? Have any Macs left to upgrade? Your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s time to diagnose the cause of slow internet, always a pesky one to diagnose! Add in some hard drive diagnostics, follow-ups on your subscription tracking, and John and Dave have a show chock-full-of-infotainment goodness to share with you!

Apple to Re-energize the Idea of Lovable Products

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

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Apple will likely release two exciting, potentially lovable products in the first half of 2020. John examines what we know so far.

20 Years Ago Steve Jobs Unveiled Mac OS X Aqua

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

At Macworld January 5, 2000 Steve Jobs revealed a new user interface for Mac OS X called Aqua. Aqua introduced the Dock, it redesigned the Finder, and it introduced a new design language that made certain UI elements look 3D, like radio buttons, checkboxes, scroll bars, and new kinds of animations. Mr. Jobs introduced it by saying:

When you design a new user interface, you have to start off humbly. You have to start off saying “What are the simplest elements in it? What does a button look like? And you spend months working on a button.

You can watch the video below, and read the original press release here.

Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich – Mac Geek Gab 796

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Carbon Copy Cloner developer – and APFS guru! – Mike Bombich joins John and Dave this week to talk APFS, backups, upgrades, and more. Listen as your two favorite geeks become your three favorite geeks, sharing everything they know plus some cool stuff found to kick it up a notch into the new year.