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  • The Lisa

    55m By Stephen Hackett
    The Lisa is the computer that Apple used to introduce the GUI and the mouse. It was far too expensive, and after getting booted from the development of the machine, Steve Jobs wandered around the company until he took over the Macintosh project from Jeff…
  • MiniCast Offers Apple Watch Podcast Playback

    9:58am By Stephen Hackett
    MiniCast is a new iOS and watchOS app that can send a podcast file from Apple Podcasts, Overcast or Pocket Casts to your Apple Watch. Here’s a bit from its launch blog post: After many many many hours of prototyping, building proof-of-concepts and…
  • iMac Pro Orders Now Open

    8:56am By Stephen Hackett
    Well, it’s here. You can now order an iMac Pro. As expected, the base $4,999 model includes: 3.2 GHz 8-core Xeon W CPU with Turbo Boost to 4.2 GHz) 32 GB DDR4 EEC RAM Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8 GB HBM2 Memory 1 TB SSD From there, everything is…
  • The Henry Ford Acquires Original 1972 Blue Box

    Wed 3:53pm By Stephen Hackett
    The Henry Ford, keeper of many of technology’s most important artifacts1 has recently acquired the first project between Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak: Created to make free illegal phone calls, Blue Boxes were the first joint business venture between the two…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Lisa: Converting Documents to Macintosh

    Wed 11:00am By Stephen Hackett
    Feeling stranded on your Lisa? There’s a way out: You need the Lisa to Macintosh Migration Kit, available from Sun Remarketing. It converts LisaDraw, LisaWrite, LisaProject, and LisaCalc files to their Macintosh counterparts.
  • Workouts++ Adds Podcast Playback to watchOS

    Tue 7:17pm By Stephen Hackett
    John Voorhees, in his review of the new update: Workouts++ has come up with a solution that works surprisingly well given the audio API limitations of watchOS. It has a dedicated tab in the iOS app where you can subscribe to your favorite podcasts, which show…
  • Connected #172: Shazamalo

    Tue 6:18pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Connected: Myke was surprised by Apple’s Shazam acquisition, Ticci is living that 4K life and Stephen is thinking about an iMac Pro. We are collecting stories for our year-in-review episode. Please tweet your favorite Apple and tech topics from…
  • Considering an iMac Pro

    Tue 11:05am By Stephen Hackett
    Over on iMore, I’ve written about my justification for an iMac Pro: I make stuff for a living. While even one of my old PowerBooks is enough computer to blog with, the podcasts and videos I produce follow Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands to fill the time…
  • iMac Pro Orders Begin December 14

    Tue 9:22am By Stephen Hackett
    Apple has updated the iMac Pro webpage, indicating that the machine will be for sale on Thursday, December 14. Some hands-on coverage is surfacing this morning, including this video by MKBHD. In it, he mentions the 18-core option won’t ship until early 2018.…
  • Apps Can Now be Made Available for Pre-Order

    Mon 7:40pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple: You can now make your new apps available for pre-order on the App Store on all Apple Platforms. Customers can see your product page and order your app before it’s released for download. Once your app is released, customers will be notified and it will…