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V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Headphones Sweat the Details

dinsdag 17 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 are over-the-ear headphones that check all of John Martellaro’s boxes. In this quick look review, he tells the story of his search for a pair of decent, reasonably priced headphones for casual music and podcasting. He found …

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Vine’s Demise, Avoiding Weak Passwords – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-17

dinsdag 17 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The video sharing social network Vine shut down today, and is being reborn as a Twitter feature. Bryan Chaffin and the Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of social networks, plus they dive into the importance of strong …

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Goodbye Vine, Hello Twitter’s Vine Camera

dinsdag 17 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Vine’s six seconds of fame, so to speak, has come and gone. As of January 17th, the Vine video sharing social network has shut down and is being replaced with an app that posts short videos on Twitter.

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Brexit Drives Up UK App Store Prices 25%

dinsdag 17 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple’s App Store is about to get more expensive for U.K. shoppers. App prices are going up by 25% because the pound has been dropping in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip

dinsdag 17 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

You folks probably know how much I love clever devices—we have a deal on one called Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip. It’s a power strip with three AC outlets, but it also has four USB charging ports. That’s three standard USB char…

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The Telegraph Slams EU’s Campaign Against Apple and Ireland Taxation

dinsdag 17 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The Daily Telegraph of London published a scathing condemnation of the European Union’s accusation that Ireland is giving Apple illegal state aid. The editorial breaks down the case against Ireland and Apple, characterizing the legal principles to b…

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For #&%@’s Sake, Make Your Passwords Stronger

dinsdag 17 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Hey, guess what? Your passwords probably suck. Most of our passwords suck, as shown in an analysis of 10 million passwords released in security breaches from 2016. Bryan Chaffin has some basic tips for improving your password security, and stern wor…

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Wheeler’s Final Plea for an Open Internet

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Once Donald Trump takes the presidential oath on January 20th Federal Communication Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is out of a job, and the prospect of maintaining Net Neutrality may leave with him. Mr. Wheeler has been a strong proponent of an ope…

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Samson QH4 Headphone Amp: 4 Headphones for Desktop Recording

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Samson announced Monday the QH4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier. It’s built to support four headphones at the same time, each with its own volume control. Desktop musicians and bands recording in a practice space or a garage should check it out becaus…

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The Mother of All Demos on Video

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

You may have heard of the Mother of All Demos, especially if you’ve studied, or even read up on, computing history. But have you seen it? There is a video of this legendary event (via Reviewed.com), and I personally find it fascinating. Here’s why t…

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A Broad, Consensus Critique of Apple in 2016

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

At sixcolors, Jason Snell writes: “As we close the door on 2016, I thought it would be useful to look back at the year gone by and ask a panel of my peers who pay attention to Apple and related markets to take a moment and reflect on Apple’s perform…

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TMO Background Mode: Interview with Innovation Fellow for the TechCongress Dr. Chris Soghoian

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Dr. Chris Soghoian is an expert on the technology and politics of privacy. Most recently he’s been the Principal Technologist with the ACLU. In 2017, he’s one of three Innovation Fellows for the TechCongress where he’ll assist in federal policymakin…

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Listener Comments on Consumer Reports, Apple Music Goes Pop Culture – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-16

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

TDO listeners have plenty to say about how Consumer Reports rates laptops, so today dive into their comments. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to respond to listener comments, plus they share their thoughts on Apple Music becoming a…

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Apple’s ‘Practically Magic’ Commercials Take Dancing Stroll with AirPods

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple has new spots out with the tagline “practically magic.” The spots focus on a young dancer taking a Stroll through a city scape using AirPods to enjoy “Down” by Marian Hill. There are four spots in the series, the longer one below and three sho…

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Apple Music Wants to be Pop Culture Central with Music and TV Shows

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple Music front man Jimmy Iovine all but confirmed last week’s report that Apple is on the hunt for original scripted TV shows for the subscription service. He said Apple is looking for ways to set the streaming music service apart from Spotify, a…

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Next FlipBook Maker Pro for Mac: $39.99

maandag 16 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

We have a deal today on Next Flipbook Maker Pro for Mac. This software helps you make PDFs and images into HTML5 flipbooks. It does Flash, too, but seriously, HTML5. You can embed YouTube, local video, music, images, buttons, charts, and hyperlinks,…

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ROME: Total War – Barbarian Invasion Coming to iPad in March

vrijdag 13 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Feral Interactive announced Friday that ROME: Total War – Barbarian Invasion would be coming to iPad in March! This was originally an expansion for ROME: Total War on Mac and PC—Feral ported that game to iPad late last year. I’ve played ROME: Total …

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Chris Lattner Refutes Claim He Left Apple Over ‘Openness’

vrijdag 13 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Chris Lattner, Apple’s outgoing head of developer tools, has refuted claims published by BusinessInsider that he left the company because of Apple’s focus on secrecy and closed systems. Mr. Lattner left Apple, where he was credited with heading deve…

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Apple’s Underappreciated Technical Evolution

vrijdag 13 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple periodically comes out with The Next Big Thing. Along the way, however, the company makes incremental changes that also make our lives better.  How those many advancements accumulate to positively affect our lives depends on how often we upgra…

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DONKEY.APP for iPhone and Apple Watch Recreates Bill Gates’s DOS Classic

vrijdag 13 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Can you kick it old school enough to remember DONKEY.BAS? It was one of the first racing games on DOS, and it was coded by a young tech exec named Bill Gates. Maybe you’ve heard of him. In any event, XVision has recreated this game on iPhone and App…

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Control Your Devices with Screens 3 for Mac: $12.99

vrijdag 13 januari 2017 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

We have a deal today on Screens 3 for Mac, a virtual network client (VNC) that lets you control all of your computers from your Mac. You can connect to a Mac, Windows or Linux PC from anywhere in the world. Run apps on any of your computers’ display…

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