USB-C Cables Could Get Built-In Security

· Andrew Orr · News

Any system that uses this protocol will be able to confirm if a USB-C port or cable is authentic as soon as a connection is made.

Goodbye Google+, USB-C iPad Pro - TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-09

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

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Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss what’s behind Google shutting down its Google+ social network platform, plus they explore a new report saying an iPad Pro with a USB-C port is coming in October.

USB-C iPad Pro, New iPhone Names - TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-10

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

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Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a report saying Apple is replacing the iPad Pro Lighting port with USB-C, along with the reported names for the new iPhone lineup.

Kensington Intros USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Mobile Docking Station

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Kensington has a new portable USB-C docking station for Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C equipped Macs and other PCs. The eloquently named SD1600P Universal USB-C Mobile 4K Docking Station includes USB-C pass-through power, HDMI ([email protected]) and VGA Full HD video out, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB-C data sync port, Gigabit Ethernet, and a fold-away cable for connecting to your computer. The dock is priced at US$99.99 and is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Chrome.

Kensington Intros USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Mobile Docking Station

iPhone USB-C Charger Photos Leaked

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

There’s a good chance Apple will include an 18 W USB-C charger with the next generation iPhone, and now photos showing up online seem to back that up. The photos popped up on Chongdiantou  and show what appear to be an Apple charger that could work with both iPhones and iPads. If so, it’s likely a prototype. If not, it’s a clever attempt to trick people into thinking this is an Apple charger. Considering Apple is moving Macs to USB-C from USB A, it’s likely that change is coming to iPhone and iPad chargers, too, and could come as soon as this fall.

iPhone USB-C Charger Photos Leaked

Apple Drops Lightning to USB-C Cable from $25 to $19

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

The cost for a Lightning to USB-C cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your new Mac isn’t as expensive as it used to be. Last month, the cable cost $25, and now it’s $19. That’s great because it seems like a cable should’ve included. If we take a big logic leap, maybe it’s also a hint that Apple is dropping USB A from more Mac models soon.

Apple Drops Lightning to USB-C Cable from $25 to $19

Causes of Mac Decay, Apple Store (aka DMV), Jony Hates Forstall Jazz? - Pop.0 Ep.33

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the causes of Mac decay and whether Apple Store is the new DMV. They also discuss an idea that’s been on social media lately, that Johnny was out to get Scott Forstall. They cap the show with a couple of show picks. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)