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  • (Podcast) Clockwise #202: Explode a Knee

    1:10pm By Dan Moren
    by Dan MorenThis week, on the 30-minute show that sometimes doesn’t even run that long, Dan and Mikah are joined by Casey Liss and Kathy Campbell to discuss the messaging apps we use, rumors of an LTE Apple Watch, where we get our news, and the oddest apps…
  • (Podcast) Upgrade #154: Masters of Automation

    Mon 9:56pm By Jason Snell
    From Automator to Workflow, automation can make regular users (who are definitely not programmers) more productive. This week on Upgrade Jason talks to Myke about why he cares about automation, and then we’ve got a special automation panel discussion…
  • Favicons in Safari tabs ↦

    Fri 5:34pm By Jason Snell
    A Safari mock-up featuring Pinned Tabs icons (top) and Chrome today.…
  • My iOS writing app of the moment is Editorial

    Aug 8, 2017, 1:57 pm By Jason Snell
    Editorial offers Markdown styling, foldable sections, and custom keyboard shortcuts for Workflows.…
  • David Letterman Returning to TV With Netflix Talk Show ↦

    Aug 8, 2017, 11:44 am By Jason Snell
    Dave’s back. The Hollywood Reporter’s ace TV writer Lesley Goldberg has the details:…
  • New iOS 11 developer beta out; Messages in iCloud delayed? ↦

    Aug 7, 2017, 1:26 pm By Jason Snell
    The latest developer beta of iOS 11 is out, and in an interesting twist, the Messages in iCloud feature (that syncs all of your messages on every device into a single backed-up store via iCloud) has been removed:…
  • Bloomberg: Cellular Apple Watch coming ↦

    Aug 4, 2017, 5:47 pm By Jason Snell
    Mark Gurman and compatriots at Bloomberg report that this fall will see a new Apple Watch with cellular networking:…
  • AirDrop at 36,000 feet? ↦

    Aug 4, 2017, 11:43 am By Jason Snell
    A pilot takes a picture of a nearby jet, 1,000 feet above, and then uses AirDrop to send the photo to the pilot of the other jet.…
  • iPhone and Apple Pencil: Will they ever be friends?

    Aug 3, 2017, 6:47 pm By Jason Snell
    This week on the Download podcast, both Michael Gartenberg and Florence Ion expressed their love of Samsung’s S Pen, a stylus (much like the Apple Pencil) that works not just with Samsung’s tablets, but also the large phones in the Galaxy Note series.…
  • (Podcast) Download #15: Taken Behind the Shed

    Aug 3, 2017, 6:09 pm By Jason Snell
    It’s a really great episode of Download this week, as I’m joined by Michael Gartenberg and Florence Ion to talk about phones, including the spilled beans about the next iPhone and the return from the dead of the Samsung Galaxy Note. Plus, Gartenberg muses…
  • (Podcast) Rebound 148: Gary the Photo Intern

    Aug 3, 2017, 3:24 pm By Dan Moren
    by Dan MorenThis week on the tech show that’s so irreverent as to be inane, Dan, John, and Lex talk about the leaks that came out of the new HomePod firmware, try to figure out which apps shipped with the original iPhone, and then put their heads together to…
  • A bumpy road to the Apple conference call transcript

    Aug 2, 2017, 5:25 pm By Jason Snell
    So yesterday I generated an enormous transcript of Apple’s conference call with analysts. While I can type fast, I have to admit that fast typing is not what allowed me to generate this transcript—it was magic, resilience, and panic.…
  • (Podcast) Clockwise #200: Inbox Infinite

    Aug 2, 2017, 2:28 pm By Dan Moren
    by Dan MorenThis week, on the show that’s been around since we were talking about iPhone 5s rumors, Dan is joined by special co-host Jason to celebrate our 200th episode. Mikah Sargent and Aleen Simms round out the crew as we check out some throwback topics…
  • 7 highlights of Tim Cook's Q3 2017 financial call with analysts (Macworld)

    Aug 2, 2017, 11:43 am By Jason Snell
    Every 90 days there’s a new Apple financial quarter, a new raft of federally-mandated financial disclosures, and another hour-long conference call that lets us hear Tim Cook (and Apple CFO Luca Maestri) take questions from inquisitive Wall Street analysts.…
  • Did the iPad turn the corner this quarter?

    Aug 1, 2017, 11:00 pm By Jason Snell
    So this quarter was the one where the iPad news finally wasn’t terrible. It took a while. Seriously, it’s been more than three years since Apple posted year-over-year growth in iPad revenue. That’s a really long time—and a long slide downward on just…
  • Transcript: Tim Cook and the Apple Analyst Call (Q3 2017 edition)

    Aug 1, 2017, 4:59 pm By Jason Snell
    Here’s a full transcript of today’s Apple conference call with analysts.…
  • Apple's Q3 FY17 financial results

    Aug 1, 2017, 3:02 pm By Jason Snell
    Apple announced its third-quarter financial results for fiscal 2017 today. In the most recent quarter, the company earned $45.4 billion in revenue, up from $42.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. Check out our transcript of the analyst call here for all the…
  • (Podcast) Upgrade #152: August State of Mind

    Jul 31, 2017, 3:24 pm By Jason Snell
    This week on Upgrade: A HomePod firmware leak may have given us our best look yet at the features of the next iPhone, including face detection. Photos of Apple Park’s aggressively open-plan workspaces lead us to the most spirited discussion of space planning…
  • Apple firmware release may reveal iPhone plans ↦

    Jul 31, 2017, 12:52 am By Jason Snell
    Nobody digs into Apple software releases like Steve Troughton-Smith. And this is a big one. Apparently Apple released a firmware download for the HomePod (not due until the end of the year!) on its servers, and inside that firmware there’s information about…
  • 4K Apple TV in the works? ↦

    Jul 28, 2017, 3:43 pm By Dan Moren
    by Dan MorenMacRumors’s Joe Rossignol reports that iTunes purchase history now lists if movies are 4K/HDR compatible, giving credence to the idea of a 4K/HDR-enabled Apple TV in the offing:…
  • Apple's meager iPod touch boost

    Jul 28, 2017, 10:27 am By Dan Moren
    by Dan Moren…
  • Why Apple should make a cheaper, streamlined Apple TV (Macworld)

    Jul 28, 2017, 9:55 am By Dan Moren
    by Dan MorenApple is fond of talking about its four platforms: iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. But not all four get equal attention. At the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Tim Cook and friends said relatively little about the next version…
  • Last of the iPods ↦

    Jul 27, 2017, 4:00 pm By Jason Snell
    Pour one out for the iPod shuffle and iPod nano, both discontinued by Apple today.…
  • iOS 11 brings iPad multitasking improvements... and quirks (Macworld)

    Jul 27, 2017, 3:53 pm By Jason Snell
    This summer, iPad users who are testing out the iOS 11 Public Beta are getting their first taste of the future of iPad multitasking. From a redesigned app switcher to an entirely transformed Dock, iOS 11 will make things quite different.…
  • (Podcast) Rebound 147: You Said My Thing Was Dumb!

    Jul 27, 2017, 3:00 pm By Dan Moren
    by Dan MorenThis week, on everybody’s favorite two-person show that mysteriously once again has three people, we discuss the none-too-soon death of Adobe Flash, whether or not you should force those apps to quit, and the puzzle that is the fourth-generation…
  • (Podcast) Clockwise #199: I Don't Really Want to Find My Friends

    Jul 26, 2017, 2:12 pm By Dan Moren
    by Dan MorenThis week, on the 30 minute show that stares deeply into the clock, Dan and Mikah are joined by James Thomson and Caitlin McGarry to discuss how our desks are set up, whether Apple will build more products in the U.S., Google’s Find My Friends…
  • Jony Ive and Apple Park ↦

    Jul 26, 2017, 12:36 pm By Jason Snell
    There’s a long piece by Christina Passariello about Jonathan Ive and the new Apple Park Campus over at The Wall Street Journal. It’s not quite an Ive profile and not quite an Apple Park piece, but something in between.…
  • (Final) Thoughts on Flash ↦

    Jul 25, 2017, 12:06 pm By Jason Snell
    Adobe Corporate Communications posted this message today:…
  • The Rock and Siri team up for Apple's latest ad

    Jul 24, 2017, 10:21 am By Dan Moren
    by Dan Moren…
  • The case for (and against) the MacBook Air

    Jul 21, 2017, 4:09 pm By Jason Snell
    Last week I wrote about the best Mac laptop to buy for a student, based on the fact that I’m often asked by friends to recommend a laptop for their kids who are off to college or high school or just need something of their own instead of completely taking…