The Mac Observer Daily Headlines e-mail. Visit The Mac Observer at -- You'll get your Mac news here from now on... -------------------- Visit The Apple Store for great deals on new and refurbished Macs. Remember, even the refurbs come with a full warranty in almost all cases! -------------------- Headlines at The Mac Observer for Friday, September 30, 2016 1. TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-30: iPhone Lightning Headphone Adapters, Listener Comments 2. A Game of Thrones Gets Enhanced Edition Exclusive to iBooks 3. macOS Sierra: Fast Sound Settings from the Menu Bar 4. iLDOCK on Kickstarter: Lightning Port and Headphone Jack for iPhone 7 5. Get 8 Mac Utilities for Free 6. CW Shows Come to Apple TV, No Cable Subscription Required 7. Safari 10: Hide Flash from Every Website Except Some 8. Use 3D Touch in LINE to Read Messages without a Read Receipt ---------- Join our Mac Geek Gab Facebook Group to get your questions answered and chat with other listeners! ---------- 1. TMO DAILY OBSERVATIONS 2016-09-30: IPHONE LIGHTNING HEADPHONE ADAPTERS, LISTENER COMMENTS Third party Lighting to 3.5mm headphone adapters are starting to make their first appearances for the iPhone 7. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the headphone adapter market and whether or not most people will really need one. They also respond to listener comments on yesterday’s show where we talked about the limitations of Apple’s Airport Extreme Base Station. 2. A GAME OF THRONES GETS ENHANCED EDITION EXCLUSIVE TO IBOOKS ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG FANBOY SWOON! Apple announced A Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition on Thursday—an iBooks exclusive. The new version of the massively popular (and utterly brilliant) book includes new artwork, a glossary, more information about the houses, and more. The entire A Song of Ice and Fire series is getting these Enhanced Editions, but A Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition is available now for $8.99. You can preorder the others for $11.99. Apple has a video on the iBooks landing page for these new versions. It includes comments from George R.R. Martin about the series, as well as a great look at some of the new artwork. This is a huge score for Apple’s iBooks. 3. MACOS SIERRA: FAST SOUND SETTINGS FROM THE MENU BAR Apple gets that we’re always looking for ways to make the routine things we do on our Macs easier and some of the subtle changes in macOS Sierra really show that off. The Sound menu bar item is a perfect example because now switching audio input and output sources is even simpler. 4. ILDOCK ON KICKSTARTER: LIGHTNING PORT AND HEADPHONE JACK FOR IPHONE 7 Market forces are rushing in to meet the needs of those who want to be able to listen through headphones and charge their iPhone at the same time. iLDOCK is a Kickstarter project for a Lightning splitter with a built-in headphone jack. It quickly tripled its funding goal of $5,000, with 28 days to go. As of this writing, there are $10 funding options that will get you an iLDOCK. There’s also an iLDOCK Plus that adds a USB port, microSD slot, and a TF slot. 5. GET 8 MAC UTILITIES FOR FREE Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together a collection of eight Mac utilities, including: CommandQ, Export for iTunes, UnDistracted, SuperTab SE 1.4, Screenie, Total Video Player for Mac, iFotosoft Photo Viewer, and SQLPro for Postgres. And they’re all free. The details are on the deal listing, but grab them while they’re hot. 6. CW SHOWS COME TO APPLE TV, NO CABLE SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED The CW made good on its promise to bring shows like Supergirl, The Flash, and iZombie to Apple TV for free. The network’s Apple TV app is available now, and doesn’t require a cable or satellite subscription to watch, or need any sort of login. 7. SAFARI 10: HIDE FLASH FROM EVERY WEBSITE EXCEPT SOME Safari 10 allows you to have Flash installed, but to control which sites know it (or access it). For many users, this would be the best compromise between having flash and not installing it all. Bryan Chaffin shows you how to do it. 8. USE 3D TOUCH IN LINE TO READ MESSAGES WITHOUT A READ RECEIPT The LINE Corporation has done something very useful with 3D Touch, and I thought I’d tell you about it. When you’re looking at your Chats view, you can view recent chats, as shown below, without sending a read receipt. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.