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  • On Time Tracking

    11:03am By Stephen Hackett
    I went into 2019 with a lot of plates in the air, and a lot of change, having joined Mac Power Users. My schedule felt chaotic, so I restarted time tracking, something I haven’t done since 2015 when I first went independent with Relay FM. My app of choice…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1

    Wed 2:00pm By Stephen Hackett
    I had forgotten all about this: Apple has discovered that a small percentage of flash storage drives in these MacBook Air models have an issue that may result in data loss. This update tests your drive and, in the majority of cases, installs new firmware to…
  • A Look at an Original iPhone Prototype

    Wed 9:16am By Stephen Hackett
    I love stuff like this.
  • Apple Announces New AirPods with ‘Hey Siri’ Support, Better Talk Time and Optional Wireless…

    Wed 8:44am By Stephen Hackett
    Good news if your AirPods are slowly dying: The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with…
  • Connected #235: Stephen’s Hellish Nightmare of Dates

    Tue 3:39pm By Stephen Hackett
    Busy, busy week: The boys take some time to mark National Ravioli Day, then dive into Apple’s new iPads and iMacs before making predictions for the company’s upcoming media event. I am either going to dominate those predictions or lose by a mile. My thanks…
  • Apple Tweaks iMac Pro Options (Updated)

    Tue 9:36am By Stephen Hackett
    In addition to the iMac changes, Apple has quietly adjusted many options for the iMac Pro, as Joe Rossignol reports: Alongside a spec bump to standard iMac models, Apple today quietly added 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics options to the iMac Pro.…
  • Upgrade #237: New iMacs, iPads, and the 2019 March Event Draft

    Tue 8:58am By Stephen Hackett
    There’s a big episode of Jason Snell and Myke Hurley’s Upgrade podcast hot off the presses: After nearly two years, Apple has released new iMacs, and Jason has an exclusive interview with Apple’s iMac product manager, Colleen Novielli. We also discuss…
  • Apple Updates iMac Line With New CPU, GPU Options

    Tue 8:56am By Stephen Hackett
    Apple is at it again this morning, this time updating its iMac line: Apple today updated its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options, delivering dramatic increases in both compute and…
  • Apple Announces New iPad Air, iPad mini

    Mon 8:46am By Stephen Hackett
    With its media event just a week away, it seems that Apple is clearing the decks a bit. This morning, the company announced a new iPad, as well as an updated iPad mini. iPad Air The new non-Pro iPad is now called the “iPad Air” again, and sports a…
  • Report: Apple Has Five Shows Wrapped

    Mon 8:27am By Stephen Hackett
    John Koblin at The New York Times, writing about Apple’s media event happening a week from today: The event at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino is also meant to drive home — for iPhone fans and anyone in Hollywood who hasn’t been paying attention —…