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  • Rob Griffiths Benchmarks the New MacBook Air

    Thu 8:00pm By Stephen Hackett
    There are a few surprises in his excellent post, and it’s made me feel good about making the 2018 MacBook Air my default recommendation for someone looking to buy a notebook.
  • On Custom-Ordered ARM Macs

    Thu 7:57pm By Stephen Hackett
    Jason Snell, writing at Macworld: Looking a bit further into the future, if Apple starts building Macs with ARM processors, is it going to want to offer different classes of processors within those models? On iOS, Apple has steadfastly refused to do this.…
  • A Bad Take

    Wed 11:17am By Stephen Hackett
    I am technically on vacation this week, but I felt like I had to talk about this: The more I use iPad Pro the more I believe iPads need their own OS. Software on iPad greatly lags hardware. Gestures feel kluged from the phone experience. Split screen/slide…
  • Castro Adds Sideloading via iOS Share Sheet

    Tue 7:26pm By Stephen Hackett
    I wish all iOS podcast apps did this.
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Mail Settings Lookup

    Tue 12:00pm By Stephen Hackett
    This is shockingly useful.
  • New Macs Come with Smarter Audio Device Support

    Nov 11, 2018, 11:23 am By Stephen Hackett
    Paul Kafasis on the Rogue Amoeba blog, on a neat trick provided by Apple’s T2 chip: On older Macs, the headphone jack and the internal speakers are essentially separate ports on a single output device, and only one of these ports is allowed to be active at a…
  • Inside Apple’s New Macs

    Nov 9, 2018, 11:57 am By Stephen Hackett
    The 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini are out in the world, and that means we know a lot more about what’s going on under the hood of these new machines. iFixit has taken apart the new notebook, and there are a few interesting things to note: It has the exact…
  • On the A12X

    Nov 7, 2018, 5:22 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Samuel Axon over at Ars Technica got to sit down with Apple’s Anand Shimpi1 Marketing Phil Schiller to talk about the silicon powering the new iPad Pro. It’s a fascinating read and shows how deep Apple is into this world. Intel should feel nervous. Of…
  • Connected #217: A Brief Moment in 1995

    Nov 7, 2018, 5:14 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week’s show is a busy one. We shared our initial reactions to the new iPad Pros, talked about working on iOS and why it makes some people so angry, and then I shared a bit about installing a CarPlay receiver in my pickup truck: Federico looks back on…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Adapters for the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) or USB-C port on your Mac or iPad…

    Nov 7, 2018, 2:01 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: If the cable from your external device doesn’t connect to the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) or USB-C port on your Mac or iPad Pro, you might need an adapter. “One port will make everything easier!”