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  • WWDC24 Keynote: June 10

    51m By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Newsroom: Today, Apple unveiled the lineup for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including Keynote and Platforms State of the Union, and shared more information about what developers will learn and experience all week. The free online…
  • What to Do Before Powering on a Vintage Mac

    11:01am By Stephen Hackett
    Steve from Mac84 has the best advice I’ve seen for what to do when unboxing a new (to you) vintage computer:
  • Sponsor: Magic Lasso Adblock: Download the Safari Ad Blocker Built for You

    Mon 6:41pm By Stephen Hackett
    Do you want to try an ad blocker that’s easy to set up, easy to keep up to date, and with pro features available when you need them? Then download Magic Lasso Adblock – the ad blocker designed for you. Magic Lasso Adblock is an efficient and…
  • Mac Power Users #746: All About iMessage

    Sun 5:00pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on MPU: iMessage is one of the stickiest parts of the Apple ecosystem, and this week, the guys discuss some of its features, explore its security credentials, and share some tips for making it run smoothly.
  • &udm=14

    Fri 7:55pm By Stephen Hackett
    If you don’t want a bunch of AI nonsense showing up in your Google results, Ernie Smith’s new project may be for you. He writes over on Tedium: Forget AI. Google just created a version of its search engine free of all the extra junk it has added over the…
  • Surprising No One, Google’s AI Overviews are Ludicrous

    Fri 7:39pm By Stephen Hackett
    Google has begun rolling out AI-powered search results, and it’s not going super well. While many of the screenshots floating around social media are probably fake, there are some real examples that are pretty troubling, as Kylie Robison reports for The…
  • Apple Says Database Corruption Was to Blame for Recent ‘Oh No, My Deleted Photos Are Back’ Bug

    Fri 10:14am By Stephen Hackett
    Chance Miller has more over at 9to5Mac: Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 17.5.1 to address a rare problem where deleted photos would reappear on a user’s device after installing iOS 17.5. In the release notes, Apple said this was caused by “database…
  • Connected #503: The King of Moderating

    Wed 4:50pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on the podcast: Stephen has a new username, Myke has a new iPad, Sonos has new headphones, Federico has a new MacPad screen, OpenAI has new drama, and Microsoft has a new vision for the PC.
  • Repairing a DTK

    May 21, 2024, 5:22 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Filipe Espósito, writing at 9to5 Mac: Back in 2020, Apple offered selected developers a custom DTK Mac mini with the A12Z Bionic chip inside, so that they could develop apps for the Apple Silicon platform. After the official launch of the M1 Macs, developers…
  • LEGO Ideas: The iMac G3

    May 21, 2024, 12:52 pm By Stephen Hackett
    On Mastodon, @bullware sent me something amazing. This is a concept put together by Terauma on the LEGO Ideas website, which collects projects designed by the community for voting. Some of these projects become reality, with the designer earning royalties. You…
  • QuickTune 7

    May 20, 2024, 3:02 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Mario Guzman is back, with yet another nostalgia-powered music player for macOS: Control Apple Music with this simplified controller that has the look and feel of QuickTime 7 and Mac OS X “Tiger”. JUST LOOK AT THIS THING:
  • Apple Releases iOS 17.5.1, Fixing Issue with Deleted Photos Reappearing

    May 20, 2024, 1:59 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This update fixes a horrific bug that was reported late last week: This update provides important bug fixes and addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted. Tim…
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    May 20, 2024, 11:55 am By Stephen Hackett
    Online privacy isn’t just something you should be hoping for – it’s something you should expect. You should ensure your browsing history stays private and is not harvested by ad networks. By blocking ad trackers, Magic Lasso Adblock prevents you from…
  • Mac Power Users #745: “Inventing the Future” with John Buck

    May 19, 2024, 5:00 pm By Stephen Hackett
    John Buck published a book covering the “Apple Technology Group,” a division within Apple that operated back in the 1980s and 1990s and experimented with many forward-looking bits of technology that we take for granted today. On this week’s MPU, David…
  • The Forged Apple Employee Badge

    May 17, 2024, 2:32 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This story by Cabel Sasser is just wild.
  • Connected #502: Overcome by the Thinness

    May 15, 2024, 4:55 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Connected: With Myke on vacation, Stephen and Federico discuss what’s going on with iPadOS, then cover the news from Google I/O and OpenAI’s recent event.
  • On Craftsmanship & Consideration

    May 15, 2024, 11:50 am By Stephen Hackett
    This is from a lovely blog post by David Smith: This last year has been a complicated one as an indie app developer. I’ve been in this community for long enough to know that there are always ebbs and flows in sentiment, and this year has lots of reasons to…
  • Stop Trying to Make Fetch Happen

    May 14, 2024, 4:58 pm By Stephen Hackett
    MacRumors, on Threads, just four days ago: Apple’s thinnest device ever.#ipadpro #bendgate Tim Hardwick, writing on MacRumors today: Despite videos indicating that the 2018 iPad Pro models bent more easily than other models, Apple said the bend did not…
  • Nine Years Later

    May 13, 2024, 5:16 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Speaking of Jason, I re-read his original iPad Pro review this weekend, and this part really jumped out at me: But let’s pull back and get the big picture. No, keep pulling back, this thing’s huge. The iPad Pro is a tremendous piece of hardware. It’s the…
  • ‘Why iPadOS Still Doesn’t Get the Basics Right’

    May 13, 2024, 5:14 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Speaking of Federico, he just published a banger of an article over on MacStories, discussing all the ways that iPadOS is still a mess, 14 years after the launch of the original iPad and 9 years after the launch of the first iPad Pro: I started using the iPad…
  • Upgrade #512: Pros Are the Little Boats

    May 13, 2024, 5:11 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Federico and I joined Jason on this week’s perfectly-numbered episode of Upgrade: The new iPad Pro is here, and Jason is joined by Federico Viticci to discuss the new model, Jason’s review, and the limitations of iPadOS. Stephen Hackett also joins the show…
  • Sponsor: Black Ink for iOS

    May 13, 2024, 9:53 am By Stephen Hackett
    Calling all crossword fans! Black Ink, the beloved Mac app for solving crosswords from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more, is now available for iOS. Download it from the App Store and enjoy nearly-endless crossword-solving fun…
  • Connected #501: My Heart Skipped a Beat

    May 10, 2024, 5:26 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Connected: Federico and Myke are back from Apple Battersea to join Stephen in grading the group’s picks for this week’s iPad event.
  • NYT: Apple’s AI Push to Focus on Siri

    May 10, 2024, 5:19 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Tripp Mickle, Brian X. Chen and Cade Metz: Apple is expected to show off its A.I. work at its annual developers conference on June 10 when it releases an improved Siri that is more conversational and versatile, according to three people familiar with the…
  • Crushed

    May 9, 2024, 5:13 pm By Stephen Hackett
    The Verge’s Emma Roth: Apple has apologized after a commercial meant to showcase its brand-new iPad Pro drew widespread criticism among the creative community. In a statement provided to Ad Age, Tor Myhren, Apple’s vice president of marketing, said the…
  • Mark Gurman: John Ternus on Future Apple CEO Shortlist

    May 8, 2024, 5:32 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Mark Gurman, writing at Bloomberg, about who could be the next CEO of Apple, assuming Tim Cook sticks around long enough for the torch to pass over Jeff Williams, who is 61 years old, just two years younger than Cook: If Cook were to stay that long, people…
  • Mac Power Users #744: Apple’s “Let Loose” iPad Event

    May 8, 2024, 4:00 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on MPU: Apple has unveiled new iPad Pro and iPad Air models. Stephen and David talk through the news and discuss why hardware isn’t at the heart of the iPad’s struggles.
  • The Problem’s Never the Hardware

    May 7, 2024, 2:37 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Today’s Apple event has come and gone, and in its wake are some new iPads, a slightly saner iPad lineup, and some questions. The biggest one for me is this: Does Apple know what the iPad actually needs? Right before debuting new iPad Pros, John Ternus said…
  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    May 6, 2024, 10:13 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Jason Snell has written what a lot of us have been thinking: that the best thing for the future of the iPad could be the Mac: It’s funny how the Mac keeps coming back into this, isn’t it? There’s a good reason. The Mac is Apple’s do-it-all computing…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Identify Your iPad Model

    May 6, 2024, 5:20 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: Find out which iPad model you have. I wonder how much more complicated this page will be in 24 hours.