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AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Josh Brown

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet sits down with Josh Brown from Softorino to talk about Apple’s WWDC announcements, and the state of managing content on our iPhones and iPads.

TMO WWDC 2018 Coverage Sponsor: eero

· Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

My thanks to eero for coming on board to sponsor our WWDC 2018 coverage here at TMO this year. It’s not just WWDC coverage that eero values, it’s Wi-Fi coverage. Imagine having your whole home blanketed in fast, reliable Wi-Fi that just works. Now imagine that you don’t have to imagine that anymore. eero’s mesh Wi-Fi not only gives you Wi-Fi coverage for your whole home – yes, including those pesky dead spots you’ve fought with for years – eero does it in a super-simple way.

WWDC 2018 ARKit 2, the End of 32-bit Mac Apps - TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-07

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

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Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet at Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference to talk about ARKit 2 and what Apple is doing in the augmented reality space, plus they look at the coming end of 32-bit app support in macOS.

TMO WWDC 2018 Coverage Sponsor: Smile with PDFpen

· Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship


My sincere thanks to Smile for coming on board to help sponsor our WWDC 2018 coverage here at TMO this week. Smile’s commitment isn’t anything new, and on Tuesday, June 12th, Smile will celebrate 15 years of making fantastic productivity software since 2003. PDFpen 1.0 debuted six months later in January at Macworld San Francisco 2004. They’re now up to PDFpen version 10, which includes watermarking, headers and footers, a precision edit tool, and more.

Siri Shortcuts and Huge AR Baby Steps - ACM 465

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Siri Shortcuts were the thing Apple announced at WWDC that caught both Bryan Chaffin’s and Jeff Gamet’s imagination. They also talk about how cool ARKit 2 is, and how we are still in early, early days for AR. As awesome as AR on iOS is, Apple is still taking huge baby steps.

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Jim Rea

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

SAN Jose – Jeff Gamet and ProVUE’s Jim Rea talk about developing for the Mac for more than 30 years, macOS Mojave 10.14, and more at AltConf and WWDC 2018.

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Rich Siegel

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

SAN JOSE – Jeff Gamet sits down with BBEdit maker Rich Siegel from Bare Bones at AltConf and WWDC 2018 to talk about the events, the Mac App Store, and more.

Those Shiny Apple Beta OSes: 2018 Edition 

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

Dr. Mac says what’s important is that you clearly understand the meaning of the phrase “public beta” before you even think about installing any of the shiny new pre-release software you heard about on any of your Apple devices.


TMO WWDC 2018 Coverage Sponsor: Carbon Copy Cloner

· Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

Carbon Copy Cloner
Please join me in thanking Bombich Software, makers of the fantastic Carbon Copy Cloner, for helping to sponsor our WWDC 2018 coverage. It’s not just covering WWDC that Bombich cares about, it’s covering your data and ensuring that you not only have a backup, but that you can manage it easily and effectively. Carbon Copy Cloner is right there for you!

iPhone Accessibility Feature 'Live Listen' to Support AirPods in iOS 12

· Jim Tanous · Rumor

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An accessibility feature for the hearing impaired will receive a notable upgrade in iOS 12. “Live Listen,” a feature originally introduced in 2014 to enable hearing aid integration in iOS will soon be able to work with Apple’s AirPods in addition to MFi hearing aid devices.

Craig Federighi Doesn't See a Touchscreen Mac in the Future

· Jim Tanous · News

no touchscreen macbook

Even though Apple announced that iOS apps will soon be ported to the Mac, Apple exec Craig Federighi doesn’t think that a touchscreen Mac makes sense, stating that the explosion of touchscreens in the Windows world may end up as a failed experiment.

iOS 12 Wants to Help You Stop Taking Accidental Screenshots on Your iPhone

· Jim Tanous · News

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The use of the side and volume up buttons to take screenshots on the iPhone X results in many accidental screenshots due to their position on the sides of the device where users normally grab onto. Here’s how Apple is hoping to improve the iPhone screenshots experience in iOS 12.

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC Is Free - Here's a Complete List

· Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

Memojis at WWDC 2018

SAN JOSE – Here’s something you may not have noticed about Apple’s WWDC keynote: everything Apple announced will be free—here’s the complete list of new products and features Apple announced during the WWDC 2018 keynote.