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Mahri Case for iPhone (Kickstarter) with 2 Lightning Ports, Battery, Wireless Charging

maandag 14 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

There’s an ambition product on Kickstarter called Mahri. It’s a case for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (with versions for iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus). It features two Lightning ports for charging and using headphones. It also has a slim battery wit…

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MGG 631: The Odd Couple Episode

zondag 13 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

We asked, you shared your top Mac apps, we share them back! Some great additions in the list here, too. Some mutual favorites and some surprises. Listen to hear if yours made the list! Then it’s on to discussion about trackpad scrolling, iOS Mail sw…

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There’s a Contest Where You Could Win a Jetpack Test Flight

zaterdag 12 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Remember that jetpack video I showed you a couple of months ago? The people who made that jetpack—JetPack Aviation—are running a contest where you could win a jetpack test flight. ? We aren’t involved in this contest, but come on, jetpack! The winne…

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iPhone for Dummies and macOS Sierra for Dummies

zaterdag 12 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

A package from Wiley landed on my doorstep that included our own Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus’s two newest books: iPhone for Dummies 10th Edition and macOS Sierra for Dummies (Amazon, iBooks). The former hasn’t officially been released yet, but the latter …

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How to Talk to Extraterrestrials: The Linguist Behind the Movie ‘Arrival’

vrijdag 11 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Extraterrestrials arrive. They don’t appear hostile, but the DoD has no idea what they want or how to communicate with them. That’s the premise behind the intelligent, highly praised movie Arrival. Amy Adams plays an expert linguist who’s called upo…

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Why Is There So Much Pain Extracting Truth From Apple?

vrijdag 11 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Astonishingly, Apple creates unnecessary problems for itself. Locked in the old era, modern Apple executive thinking continues to focus on drama while excising important elements of its vision. That leads to pain, criticism, and disaffection with Ap…

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Pyle Announces Wireless Portable Instant Photo Printer for iOS and Android

vrijdag 11 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Pyle announced Friday the Portable Instant Photo Printer, a wireless photo printer that works with both iOS and Android. The tiny printer (6.2” x 3.2” x 1”) prints tiny photographs (2.1” x 3.4”), but I’m one of those people who loves tinier photoboo…

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Apple Adds Intelligent Storage Management to iOS 10 Updates

vrijdag 11 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Check this out: Apple has apparently added some intelligent storage management to the iOS update process. Mac Geek Gab listener Paul sent in this screenshot of his 16GB iPhone upgrading from iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.1.1. It’s a message telling him that he…

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Audioengine HD3 Wireless

vrijdag 11 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Our friends at Audioengine have new speakers out called HD3. These powered, wireless speakers include the working bits of Audioengine’s B1 Bluetooth receiver and D1 24-bit DAC. They have 2.75″ Kevlar woofers and 3/4” silk dome tweeters. They also ha…

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The Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0: $19.99

vrijdag 11 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

We have a bundle of Mac apps for you called The Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0. It features 9 apps, including: PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac, Call Recorder for FaceTi, MainMenu Pro 3, TripMode, AfterShot 3, ParticleShop, Total Video Converter Pro for Mac, Rap…

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iTunes Store Offers 93 Classic Rock Albums for $7.99

vrijdag 11 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple still sells music on the iTunes Store. Who knew, right? On Tursday, the company launched a promotional push for classic rock albums at US$7.99 each. There are 93 albums included in the sale.

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The Story of Breaking the Sound Barrier, First Time

donderdag 10 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Until October 14, 1947, no human had piloted an aircraft faster than the speed of sound in level flight. At the time, some believed that it was a true barrier, hence the name, making it technically impossible. Others thought it might be possible, bu…

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KlikR Universal Remote Control: $19.99

donderdag 10 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Our deal on KlickR is coming to an end in a few days. This device serves as a go-between between for your iPhone and any device with an infrared receiver. Put it onto or next to the receiver and you’ll be able to control it from the companion app on…

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Lume Cube Puts 1,000 Lumens ‘Life Lite’ on Kickstarter

donderdag 10 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The folks who brought us the Lume Cube have launched a Kickstarter for Life Lite, a smaller LED light you control from your iPhone. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, and it can be mounted on some drones. Multiple Life Lites can be controlled …

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TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-10: Interview with Amy Gahran

donderdag 10 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

This week we’re diving in deep with authors and writers in the Apple community. Today author and journalist Amy Gahran joins Jeff Gamet to talk about how her books took her deep into research, self publishing, and more.

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ROME: Total War for iPad Available Now, with New Trailer

donderdag 10 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Fine. I know. I’ve written about this game a lot in the last couple of months, but it’s here! Yay! ROME: Total War for iPad has hit the App Store and is available now. This strategy game was originally a PC and Mac favorite, and Feral Interactive br…

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Tim Cook’s Message to Employees after Election: ‘Move Forward Together’

donderdag 10 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a company-wide email to employees Wednesday evening encouraging them to “move forward.” While he didn’t name President Elect Donald Trump or his defeated rival, Hillary Clinton, by name, the theme of the email was that the el…

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ACM 384: Demand for iPhone 7 Plus, AWS2, MacBook Pro

woensdag 9 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

John Kheit guests with Bryan Chaffin to talk about demand for iPhone 7 Plus, for which wait times are still 3-4 weeks. Apple Watch Series 2 has 2-3 week wait times, and MacBook Pros seem to be flying off the shelves. Join them while they explore the…

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Stick It In (or On) Your Ear

woensdag 9 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

Dr. Mac doesn’t care much for Apple’s EarPods, so, he’s always testing alternatives—both earphones (in-the-ear) and headphones (on-the-ear and over-the-ear)—looking for standouts. After testing more than a dozen different brands and models this year…

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X-Doria Evervue Transparent Case for iPhone 7: Poor Marks

woensdag 9 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The X-Doria Evervue is a mostly transparent case for the iPhone 7. It affords really good protection and is not overly expensive compared to most cases these days. However, John noted multiple minor drawbacks that you should be aware of.

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Apple’s HomeKit Security vs. ioT Botnets – There’s Only So Much Apple Can Do

woensdag 9 november 2016 in The Mac Observer (Mac algemeen)

The recent botnet attacks have called into question the security of all our various internet of Things (ioT) devices, and rightfully so. One of the regular chimes I hear in our Apple-centric universe is, “HomeKit is secure, it must be the answer.” U…

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