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WSJ: Apple planning to buy Intel's modem business ↦

dinsdag 23 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Dana Cimilluca, Cara Lombardo and Tripp Mickle of The Wall Street Journal report that Apple and Intel are discussing a $1 billion transaction that would give Apple ownership of Intel’s (abandoned) modem business, including intellectual property: …

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(Podcast) Upgrade #255: Peacock Plus

maandag 22 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

There’s a lot of streaming media news in the mix this week, as Apple is rumored to be pondering premium podcasts and Netflix loses subscribers just at the moment its stiffest competition yet is about to arrive. But that’s all just a prelude to our s…

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Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Guidance Computer ↦

zaterdag 20 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The Guardian’s Zoë Corbyn has a great interview with Margaret Hamilton, who led the software team that worked on the remarkable Apollo guidance computers. Hamilton tells an amazing story about a bug that she noticed—or to be more accurate, her dau…

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'From the Earth to the Moon' returns in HD ↦

zaterdag 20 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Like me, Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall is celebrating the return of a must-watch miniseries—HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon”—which has been released in a new HD version to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing: …

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(Podcast) Rebound 247: Cut This Whole Segment

vrijdag 19 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week, on the irreverent tech show that’s been away for a little too long, we discuss some new sneak peeks at Apple’s upcoming TV shows, why we’re not eager to let Elon Musk put anything into our brain, ridiculous reports of iPhone loyalty decre…

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How Apple could simplify its complex iPhone line-up this fall (Macworld)

vrijdag 19 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

It may only be July, but it’s never too early to start speculating about Apple’s next big announcements. We’re likely another seven or eight weeks out from the company’s annual September event, and while little is known about what Apple might have u…

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Is It a Good Idea for Apple to Buy Exclusive Rights to Podcasts? (Macworld)

woensdag 17 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The podcast industry has been flooded with big money over the last few years, as businesses and investors seek to get in on a rapidly growing media business that’s got a lot of room for audience and revenue growth. (Spotify alone is spending $500 mi…

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(Podcast) Clockwise #303: Early Morning Grotesquerie

woensdag 17 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week, on the 30-minute show that’s got a whole lot of heart, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Florence Ion and Jeff Carlson to discuss the best photo-sharing site for group events, how we use the multiple lenses on our smartphones, Ap…

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FaceApp: Threat or menace? ↦

woensdag 17 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

FaceApp is a piece of software that lets you transform photos of people to show them as older or younger; it’s making the rounds once again, as are privacy and data security concerns related to it. TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino, once again, has a r…

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(Podcast) Liftoff #103: Apollo 11

dinsdag 16 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

50 years ago, humans first set foot on the moon. The work of the crew of Apollo 11 has inspired people for five decades, and their legacy continues to shine on today. In this episode, Stephen and Jason discuss three aspects of the mission that aren’…

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Is Apple planning exclusive podcasts? ↦

dinsdag 16 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

A lot of money is pouring into podcasting, most notably from Spotify, which is buying podcast companies and funding the creation of original, Spotify-only audio programming. But the industry’s biggest player, Apple, has refrained from making any mov…

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(Podcast) Upgrade #254: Downgrade

maandag 15 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

We answer a lot of your #askupgrade questions, then break down how Apple’s changing its laptop line and retail stores. Also, Warner Media makes a big bet on the HBO brand name, and Apple News+ is unsurprisingly not succeeding. Then we start the show…

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7 Ways Apple Can Make Messages Better (Tom's Guide)

maandag 15 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

That blue bubble. Apple works to tie its customers to its ecosystem in many different ways, but there’s no better symbol of the power of platform lock-in than the blue-bubble users of Apple’s Messages app see when they’re talking to a fellow member …

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Does Apple’s simplified Mac lineup have a hole in it? (Macworld)

vrijdag 12 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

When Steve Jobs came back to Apple, one of his early moves was to vastly simplify what had become a bloated line-up of Mac hardware. Jobs famously showed off a two-by-two product grid: pro and consumer, desktop and portable. Filling the grid were fo…

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John Siracusa on Jony Ive ↦

donderdag 11 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Because he dared to post it on July 4 (and while I was on an airplane returning from vacation, no less), I missed that John Siracusa blogged about Jony Ive’s departure: While the iPhone is obviously the most important product in Ive’s portfolio,…

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(Podcast) Clockwise #302: Unsettling, Weird, and Kind of Gross

woensdag 10 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week, on the 30-minute show that has absolutely no time to spare, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Jason Howell and Heidi Helen Pilypas to discuss FaceTime Attention Correction and the future of AR, how we imagined future tech as kids…

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Zoom saved you a click--by giving you a security hole

woensdag 10 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

So a security reacher noticed that business videoconferencing app Zoom was doing a bunch of bad stuff that left Mac users potentially vulnerable to privacy and security breaches. My guess is that Zoom’s original sin comes out of its corporate c…

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Macbook Air: Why Didn't It Die? (Macworld)

woensdag 10 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Sixteen months ago I wrote a eulogy, of a sort for the MacBook Air. My all-time favorite Apple laptop was a living fossil, a non-Retina USB-A laptop in a sea of shiny new Apple tech. Apple had done a minor processor update to keep it on life support…

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Apple tweaks laptop lineup with cheaper Air; MacBook disappears

dinsdag 9 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Time for a game of laptop musical chairs. Apple made some adjustments to its portable line-up this morning, with a cheaper price point for the MacBook Air and improvements to the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. But the 12-inch MacBook? It’s gon…

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Zoom videoconferencing app contains major vulnerability ↦

dinsdag 9 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

By now you’ve probably seen mention of this security hole, but it’s worth checking out the blog post from Jonathan Leitschuh, the researcher who uncovered it. It’s a fairly technical piece, but here’s the crux: The local client Zoom web server …

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(Podcast) Upgrade #253: Steal The Ball

maandag 8 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Guest Marco Arment joins Jason and Myke to discuss the possibility of new Apple laptop keyboards at last, his Overcast priorities over the next year, and the future of podcasting. There are also some mild opinions about Jony Ive, the streaming-video…

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