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  • One Last Push

    Fri 7:10pm By Stephen Hackett
    We’re in the final days of Relay’s annual fundraiser for St. Jude. The campaign — and all community fundraisers — will close at 12 PM Eastern on Monday. If you haven’t given, now’s the time!
  • NASA, SpaceX and Polaris Study Hubble Mission

    Thu 9:28pm By Stephen Hackett
    When the space shuttle program wrapped up 11 years ago, one of the many things that was lost was the ability to service the Hubble Space Telescope, which needed quite a bit of service back in the shuttle days. For years, it has been understood that if anything…
  • Amazon Kindle Scribe

    Thu 9:21pm By Stephen Hackett
    I won’t lie… I’m pretty tempted by this thing.
  • Connected #417: He Stole My Barbecue Stuff

    Wed 5:41pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on the show: Stephen has an Apple Watch Ultra. Myke dropped his iPhone. Federico’s security cameras came in very handy. Oh, and Stage Manager is still busted. The turn that this episode took is one for the ages.
  • Just Two Days Remain to Support Relay FM’s St. Jude Campaign

    Wed 4:47pm By Stephen Hackett
    The end of September draws near, which means we will be winding down our fundraiser for St. Jude on Friday. If you haven’t given to this life-saving work, now is the time. Don’t miss our Closing Ceremonies: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close…
  • Underscore Took the Apple Watch Ultra to the Scottish Highlands

    Wed 3:35pm By Stephen Hackett
    David Smith: I was very excited when Apple announced the Apple Watch Ultra this fall. I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch on my wrist nearly every day since they were first released seven years ago. What was so exciting about the Ultra is that it seemed to be…
  • Apple Lowers System Requirements for Stage Manager

    Tue 1:34pm By Stephen Hackett
    N. Ingraham, writing at Engadget: Apple is making Stage Manager work with a number of older devices: it’ll work on the 11-inch iPad Pro (first generation and later) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (third generation and later). Specifically, it’ll be available…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: iWeb: Avoid Using Apostrophes in Your iWeb Site/Page Names

    Tue 11:00am By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: If you create a site or page name in iWeb 1.0.1 with an apostrophe as part of the name, and subsequently update to iWeb 1.1, then the web addresses (URLs) to your site/page will no longer be valid. This will break any existing bookmarks to the…
  • Adding a Driveway Gate to HomeKit

    Tue 10:30am By Stephen Hackett
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my latest attempt to add my older garage door opener to HomeKit. That project has been a huge hit with everyone in my household, so emboldened, I recently took on an additional HomeKit project: adding our driveway gate to…
  • Apple Publishes Design Guidelines for Live Activities

    Mon 1:53pm By Stephen Hackett
    There are several things in this new article that jumped out at me. Up first, is how different phones will treat Live Activities: In addition to displaying a Live Activity on the Lock Screen, devices that support Live Activities can display your app…
  • Kickstarter Update: September 26

    Mon 1:15pm By Stephen Hackett
    Hello! It’s been a busy month around here with Relay FM’s annual fundraiser for St. Jude, but that is winding down this week, and I’m back in calendar land! Over the last few weeks, I’ve made some significant progress: The stickers have been all…
  • Mac Power Users #659: Workflows with Alex Cox

    Mon 12:15pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on MPU, Alex Cox drops by the show to update Stephen and David on their new indie life, including Apple silicon hardware, collaboration tools and the new iPhone 14 Pro.
  • “Built for the Outdoors”

    Mon 12:05pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple: The most rugged and capable Apple Watch yet, Apple Watch Ultra can provide the information you need during a hike, run, or dive; make interactions easy with a single press of the Action button; help maintain your night vision when you’re active after…
  • Sponsor: 20 Years of Great Software from Rogue Amoeba

    Mon 12:02pm By Stephen Hackett
    Since 2002, Rogue Amoeba has been making amazing audio apps for the Mac. Whether you’re a podcaster, musician, or just someone who listens to audio on their Mac, Rogue Amoeba can make your life better. Whatever your audio needs, it’s a good bet they have a…
  • Building the First ARM Chip

    Sep 23, 2022, 5:31 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Jeremy Reimer has kicked off a new series on Ars Technica about the history of ARM. If this initial entry is anything to go by, it’s going to be a great read.
  • Ultra Bands

    Sep 23, 2022, 11:08 am By Stephen Hackett
    DC Rainmaker has tried on all of the Apple Watch Ultra bands and some of the details are really interesting. Mine is coming with the orange Alpine Loop, but I think a black/gray/orange Trail Loop could be me in my future. Don’t miss Rainmaker’s review of…
  • iOS 16.0.2 Released

    Sep 22, 2022, 7:24 pm By Stephen Hackett
    I can’t think of a stranger pair of bugs than the copy/paste panel and shaking camera issues that this update addresses.
  • Bonus Kbase Article of the Week: Use the Depth app on Apple Watch Ultra

    Sep 22, 2022, 7:22 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support, or rather, Apple Legal: Underwater activities are risky. The Depth app isn’t a dive computer and doesn’t provide decompression stop information, gas analysis, or other recreational scuba diving functionality. If you’re using Apple Watch…
  • Connected #416: The Stage Manager Manager Takes the Stage

    Sep 21, 2022, 6:05 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Connected: Stephen shares his iPhone 14 Pro impressions, Myke reviews tvOS 16 and Federico laments the state of Stage Manager. On Connected Pro, Ticci and I reviewed the new Death Cab for Cutie album, Asphalt Meadows.
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Macintosh TV: Television Connection Tips

    Sep 20, 2022, 10:00 am By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: Basically, anything that can be attached to a regular TV can be attached to Macintosh TV. There are two ports for a video source: coaxial and RCA. Things that have an RCA plug can also be attached to the coaxial port with the proper adapter, and…
  • The CarPlay Settings Disconnect

    Sep 20, 2022, 9:54 am By Stephen Hackett
    Like many of you, I spent part of my weekend setting up my new iPhone 14 Pro. For the last couple of years, I’ve used the direct transfer method, and it has yet to let me down. It took several hours, but when the transfer was done, my iPhone 14 Pro was…
  • Rogue Amoeba Turns 20

    Sep 19, 2022, 12:13 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Rogue Amoeba’s work has made the Mac a better platform for all sorts of people for two decades now. Here’s Paul Kafasis: In 2022, Rogue Amoeba is going stronger than ever. Every day, our audio tools help countless Mac users create podcasts, enhance video…
  • Sponsor: TextExpander

    Sep 19, 2022, 11:54 am By Stephen Hackett
    Get your team communicating faster so they can focus on what’s most important. With TextExpander your team’s knowledge is at their fingertips. Get your whole team on the same page by getting information out of silos and into the hands of everyone that…
  • iPhone 14 Made More Repairable

    Sep 19, 2022, 11:50 am By Stephen Hackett
    Kyle Wiens at iFixit: Apple has completely redesigned the internals of the iPhone 14 to make it easier to repair. It is not at all visible from the outside, but this is a big deal. It’s the most significant design change to the iPhone in a long time. The…
  • Mac Power Users #658: Every Letter is Precious

    Sep 18, 2022, 5:00 pm By Stephen Hackett
    On this week’s feedback episode of MPU, David and I revisit iOS 16 and the M2 MacBook Air, then dive into some listener questions and talk about the state of voice dictation.
  • Podcastathon 4

    Sep 18, 2022, 4:33 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Take off work tomorrow and watch me and Myke Hurley host the 4th annual Podcastathon for St. Jude. It got weird but the Relay FM community donated over $100,000 during the 8-hour stream.
  • Unite 4

    Sep 16, 2022, 10:15 pm By Stephen Hackett
    My thanks to Unit 4 for sponsoring 512 Pixels this week. Unite 4 for macOS allows you to turn any website into an app on your Mac. Using a lightweight, WebKit powered browser as a backend, you can easily create isolated, customizable apps from any site. 512…
  • Connected #415: Grab an App From the Basket

    Sep 14, 2022, 4:25 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Connected: Myke flew to America. Federico has reviewed iOS 16. Stephen did some work on his garage. It was great to record this one with Myke in person, but I miss Federico.
  • Garage Door HomeKit, Take Two

    Sep 13, 2022, 3:33 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Three years ago, I installed the Insignia Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller, which allowed me to check the status of my garage door — and control it — via HomeKit. After that blog post was published, I heard from several people saying that they had done the…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: If You See a Cellular, Ultra Wideband, or Apple Pay Issue Message After…

    Sep 12, 2022, 6:33 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: If one of these messages appears, iOS or iPadOS diagnostics detected an issue on your iPhone or iPad that might require repair. Contact Apple Support if one of these messages appears on your iPhone or iPad: Cellular Issue Detected Ultra Wideband…