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Why Apple’s AI push may sell a lot of new hardware (Macworld/Jason Snell)

donderdag 25 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

I have an admission: Though I frequently review new Apple products, I don’t always buy them. Like many of you, I can’t afford to update every bit of Apple hardware every time the company does a revision—so I have to carefully measure when the old st…

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(Podcast) Clockwise 551: Clippy Vibes

woensdag 24 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Meta adds AI to its glasses, our thoughts on chronological vs. algorithmic timelines, how we find software tools, and the U.S.’s TikTok ban.…

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(Podcast) The Rebound 492: onlyjames.fans

woensdag 24 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

A bicycle for the mind, an iPad for your face.…

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Logitech somehow takes mouse software to a new low ↦

woensdag 24 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Stephen Hackett has quite a story about what Logitech is doing to its Mac mouse software: I cannot tell how little I want THE SOFTWARE FOR MY MOUSE to include features tied to ChatGPT … let alone a mouse with a built-in button to start a prompt.…

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The undersea cables that keep the Internet afloat ↦

maandag 22 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

What an amazing story by Josh Dzieza at The Verge about the people who repair undersea fiberoptic cables to keep data flowing around the world: The world is in the midst of a cable boom, with multiple new transoceanic lines announced every year.…

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Author and Mac Admin Charles Edge has died ↦

maandag 22 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

I just got word this morning that Charles Edge, who helped jumpstart the Apple in the Enterprise Report Card and who actively participated in this year’s edition that I posted just last week, has passed away.…

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(Podcast) Upgrade 509: Save the Fines

maandag 22 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

The world’s foremost e-reader podcast returns, but we also take time to talk about the appeal of retro game emulators, iPad and iPhone rumors, and the possible end of Apple’s leather replacement material.…

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(Sponsor) Magic Lasso Adblock: YouTube ad blocker for Safari

maandag 22 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Do you want to block all YouTube ads in Safari on your iPhone, iPad and Mac? Then download Magic Lasso Adblock – the ad blocker designed for you.…

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Review: Zoom H6essential talks the talk and walks the walk

vrijdag 19 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

I’ve used Zoom audio recorders for many years, including the Podtrac P4 I wrote about here a couple of years ago. I carry a Zoom H4n Pro in my backpack for radio field work.…

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Does everything need to be an ad?

donderdag 18 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Just as majestic as Apple’s Aerial screensaver, no? Increasingly, every pixel in front of our eyes is fought over by a pool of large technology companies that are trying to squeeze fractions of cents out of ads and promotions.…

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(Podcast) Downstream 67: Paramount, Peacock, Peas in a Pod

donderdag 18 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Is this phase of the streaming wars reaching an endgame? We discuss the fates of Peacock and Paramount+, and consider Max after a year under its new name.…

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Apple’s emulator about-face is good for everyone

donderdag 18 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Less than two weeks after Apple changed its rules on emulators, Riley Testut’s Delta game emulator climbed to the number one spot in the U.S. App Store within twelve hours of its launch.…

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(Podcast) Clockwise 550: Strap In and Forget My Email

woensdag 17 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Early web nostalgia and memorable online experiences, the most disappointing tech product we’ve owned or reviewed, our persistence in troubleshooting tech, and the oldest piece of technology we still use.…

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(Podcast) The Rebound 491: A Fundamental Misunderstanding of Podcasts

woensdag 17 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Can we record this discussion?…

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Apple’s parental controls need some guidance (Macworld/Dan Moren)

woensdag 17 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Last week, my family and I—like so many others in the U.S.—hopped in a car to try and catch sight of a total eclipse. And, like so many other parents, I planned to distract my kid for some part of this lengthy adventure with an iPad.…

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(Podcast) Upgrade 508: You’re Judging It Wrong

maandag 15 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Skepticism about the future of the Vision Pro and brutal reviews of the Humane Ai Pin make us discuss misguided expectations and the power of the smartphone duopoly.…

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Can anyone but a tech giant build the next big thing?

maandag 15 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Humane Ai Pin. (Photo: Humane) I’m not bullish on the Humane Ai Pin, the clip-on device whose first reviews arrived with knives out this week. The thing feels like a commodity product from 2026 that escaped back a couple of years—a basic hardware co…

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The (poor) design of Apple Sports ↦

vrijdag 12 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Dr. Drang has come for the Apple Sports app: Scores are only part of what a good sports app is about. Sports apps are used not only when you can’t watch a game and want to be kept plugged in, they’re also used—even more often used, I think—to giv…

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The chain, or opening files in macOS ↦

vrijdag 12 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Howard Oakley of Eclectic Light Company has a deep dive on how your Mac knows what app to open when you double click a file: In the days of Classic Mac OS, that was accomplished using the infamous Desktop Database, which recognised files and apps…

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Gurman: Forget the M3, the M4 is on the way ↦

donderdag 11 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has another one of his excellent chip scoops, this time about the future of the Mac: The company, which released its first Macs with M3 chips five months ago, is already nearing production of the next generation — the M4 …

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The Vision Pro isn’t a flop, it’s an ongoing experiment (Macworld/Jason Snell)

donderdag 11 april 2024 inSix Colors (Mac algemeen)

When I was a kid, the first personal computer I ever saw showed up in an elementary school classroom one day and changed my life. But in the early days of the computer, they were expensive and impractical—yet somehow also on the cutting edge and poi…

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