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  • Introducing Download

    Thu 4:59pm By Stephen Hackett
    In August 2016, Myke Hurley and Jason Snell spent several days with me here in Memphis. We had many conversations about our work and the future of Relay FM. One late afternoon, we had drinks at the top of a metal pyramid that is now a Bass Pro Shop to talk…
  • Apple Reportedly Looking into Peer to Peer Payments Powered by Apple Pay

    Thu 12:34pm By Stephen Hackett
    Jason Del Ray Apple’s on-again, off-again flirtation with building its own money-transfer service appears to be back on. The company has recently held discussions with payments industry partners about introducing its own Venmo competitor, according to…
  • Liftoff #45: Interested in Looking Awesome

    Wed 6:01pm By Stephen Hackett
    On this week’s Liftoff: We discuss Cassini’s daring death dives inside Saturn’s rings before the end of its mission, exciting news from our solar system’s ocean moons and hints of a change in planning for future exploration of Mars. My thanks to our…
  • Amazon Announces Echo Look

    Wed 2:58pm By Stephen Hackett
    Amazon has a new Echo out today, as Dan Moren explains: In addition to all the usual Alexa features, you can tell the Echo Look to take a photo or a video, and the result will pop up in the Echo Look companion app on your phone, letting you tell whether the…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: iPod Hi-Fi: Troubleshooting Issues with the Apple Remote

    Wed 11:00am By Stephen Hackett
    Apple: If you suspect the Apple Remote is not working properly, point the remote at iPod Hi-Fi and press the Play/Pause button. The status light on iPod Hi-Fi should blink. If the light does blink, see iPod Hi-Fi: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for a…
  • ‘Today at Apple’ to Bring New Retail Experience to all Apple Stores

    Tue 12:52pm By Stephen Hackett
    This morning, Apple announced “Today at Apple,” a new push to roll out a new experience to all 495 Apple stores: Apple today announced plans to launch dozens of new educational sessions next month in all 495 Apple stores ranging in topics from photo and…
  • Connected #139: Artisanally-Raised, Hand-Crafted Yaks

    Tue 12:46pm By Stephen Hackett
    On this week’s Connected: Casey Liss comes to set Federico straight about Plex in a new segment called Follow-on. Then, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple’s recent environmental push, the changes coming to the iTunes Affiliate Program and AppStories,…
  • Apple Cuts Affiliate Commissions on Apps and IAPs

    Mon 3:09pm By Stephen Hackett
    A few hours ago, Apple emailed members of its iTunes Affiliate program: Starting on May 1st 2017, commissions for all app and in-app content will be reduced from 7% to 2.5% globally. All other content types (music, movies, books, and TV) will remain at the…
  • Apple’s Self-Driving Car Technology

    Apr 21, 2017, 5:24 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Well, this is a thing.
  • Elago Launches iPhone Mount Sorta Shaped Like the Original Mac

    Apr 20, 2017, 4:45 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This new stand is not nearly as adorable as their Apple Watch stand. I can’t handle how much they had to stretch the shape to fit an iPhone. An iPad’s aspect ratio is much better suited for this…