Apple vs (Non-Computer) Viruses – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-04

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

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John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s next moves regarding gathering thousands of people in San Jose (for WWDC) or not, and manufacturing logistics vs the current state of affairs.

Former Apple Senior Director Michael Gartenberg (#6) - Background Mode Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

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Michael Gartenberg spent three years as Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, reporting directly to Senior VP Phil Schiller. In his sixth encore appearance on Background Mode, Michael and I analyze Apple’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

We started with a discussion of the new 2019 Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR. We also pondered why Apple SVP of Product Marketing, Phil Schiller, was noticeably absent from the stage. As an aside, Michael tells a hilarious story about SVP Schiller that happened back at WWDC 2013. Then we turned to Apple’s Catalyst system and some of the nuances of building and running iOS apps on a Mac. We also touched on iPad OS. Michael is well versed in Apple marketing strategies and is always a delight to have on the show.

What I Liked About WWDC 2019

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

In Rants & Raves Episode #335, Dr. Mac reveals what he found encouraging (or at least interesting) at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference last week.

Chuck Joiner Chats with Kelly Guimont at WWDC

· Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

During the week of WWDC and AltConf, I ended up getting to spend some time with Chuck Joiner of MacVoices. We talked about the announcements of the week, the upgrade path of previous Macs, and how accessibility and security are increasingly spotlighted by Apple. We had a great time talking, and hopefully it shows in the video below. Enjoy!

Chuck Joiner Interviews Dave Hamilton After WWDC19

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The Mac Observer’s Dave Hamilton recently appeared on Chuck Joiner’s MacVoices show. Fresh from WWDC19, Mr. Hamilton talks about first impressions of the new Mac Pro (and its intended market), macOS Catalina a geek’s perspective (like the separate system volume), and HomeKit-enabled routers. I liked his perspective on the Mac Pro. The thousand-dollar stand got most of the media attention, but it’s a pro device for specific audiences, such as videographers. There’s a reason why Apple kept comparing the Pro Display XDR to a US$43,000 Sony monitor. Mr. Hamilton also knows routers well, and how Apple is acknowledging that other companies do networking hardware better.

Migrating iTunes, Upgrading Macs, and a Quick Tip from Craig Federighi – Mac Geek Gab 765

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

Migrating iTunes, Upgrading Macs, and a Quick Tip from Craig Federighi

It’s true, Craig Federighi let loose a perfect little Quick Tip last week at WWDC, did you catch it? Your two geeks did, and they’re here to share it with you. In addition to some more Quick Tips from other listeners, this episode is chock full of answers to your great questions on topics like preparing your iTunes library for Catalina, upgrading to a new Mac, and much, much more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Apple's New Mac Pro: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, with John Kheit - ACM 515

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit dig into Apple’s new Mac Pro, covering the good, the bad, and the ugly. They talk specs, costs, some of the things that came out since the keynote, and weigh the very important question of whether they want one. Spoiler, yes, but John’s actually likely to pull the trigger. Bryan also makes sure to give John plenty of room to take his victory laps for the many things he got right leading up to this long-awaited announcement.

WWDC Day Five – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-07

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

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For the last day of WWDC, Kelly has an interview with iOS developer Aleksey Navicov, and also chats with Rogue Amoeba’s Paul Kafasis.

WWDC Day Four – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-06

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

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Today from the WWDC vicinity, Kelly interviews Philippe Casgrain, organizer of NSNorth, and Ken Case, CEO of Omni Group.

Developers Concerned As Apple Releases Similar Products to Theirs

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple announced a variety of great products and tools and WWDC 2019. However, not all those in attendance were happy with what they saw from the stage, AppleInsider found. Some of the Apple announcements were variations of these developers’ products. Apple is perfectly entitled to do this, of course, but it makes life harder for the developers.

Apple innovates and Apple introduces new technologies in hardware and software, but it also does its own version of other people’s apps. You might have built a business up and Apple announces it is doing the same thing as you. That happened this year to hardware developers Duet Display and Luna Display, whose products have been providing the features that Apple has now built in under the name Sidecar. And it’s happened to software developer James Thomson, whose PCalc for Apple Watch will have to compete with Apple’s own calculator in watchOS 6.