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.

Twitter Absurdity, iPhone Pencils, Cyborg Vision - ACM 475

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Twitter killed some key APIs third party apps used to make their apps useful because Twitter hates influencers and power users. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet drop a few f-bombs. They also talk about the latest rumor that Apple will bring support for Apple Pencil to some new iPhone models. The cap the show by dipping into our cyborg future of enhanced vision.

Ariana Grande Tweets About Being on Carpool Karaoke

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Ariana Grande tweets about Carpool Karaoke

Ariana Grande and Carpool Karaoke fans can rejoice because she just finished spending the day in the car with James Cordoe. Grande tweeted about how much fun she had and said she can’t wait for everyone to see what they recorded. She didn’t say if they recorded a segment for the Late Late Show, or if this was for Apple’s Carpool Karaoke series. I’m guessing it’s the former, which means we’ll get to see it pretty soon.

Apple and Other Tech Companies Meeting in San Francisco to Chat about Privacy

· Bryan Chaffin · News

EU Privacy Waves

The trade group organizing the meeting includes Apple, Google, Amazon, Adobe, Ebay, Facebook, HP, Twitter, Salesforce, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Dropbox, and many others, though it’s not clear how high up the org chart this meet-up will go.

Tweetbot 3 for the Mac Launches with Dark Mode, More

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Tweetbot 3 for the Mac is out, and it’s loaded with a bunch of new features. The Twitter client has improved timeline management, autoplay (or not) for videos and GIFs, drag-and-drop column organizing, quicker access to DM chats, a dark mode, and more. Tweetbot 3 is priced at US$9.99 and is available at Apple’s Mac App Store.

Tweetbot 3 for the Mac Launches with Dark Mode, More

Twitter Working on End-to-end Encrypted Message Feature

· Jeff Gamet · News

Lock down your Twitter account with two-factor authentication

Twitter has apparently been working on an end-to-end encrypted conversations feature, much like what’s already available in Apple’s Messages, and many other chat services.