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  • It’s macOS Sonoma Day!

    11:33am By Stephen Hackett
    Today, Apple is rolling out macOS Sonoma. Here are the system requirements: iMac Pro: 2017 (RIP) MacBook Air: 2018 and later MacBook Pro: 2018 and later Mac mini: 2018 and later iMac: 2019 and later Mac Pro: 2019 and later Mac Studio: All models If your…
  • Inside Netflix’s DVD Operations

    10:02am By Stephen Hackett
    Janko Roettgers has a great look at what made Netflix’s DVD business tick, which is winding down on Friday.
  • Sponsor: Magic Lasso Adblock: 2.0x Faster Web Browsing in Safari

    Mon 10:25am By Stephen Hackett
    Want to experience twice as fast load times in Safari on your iPhone, iPad and Mac? Then download Magic Lasso Adblock – the ad blocker designed for you. It’s easy to setup, blocks all YouTube ads, and doubles the speed at which Safari loads. Magic Lasso…
  • Kbase Article of the Weekend: Charge and Connect With the USB-C Connector on Your iPhone 15

    Sun 10:41pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple, in a new support document about the USB-C ports on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro: USB-C is a universally accepted standard that enables charging, syncing data, and playing audio and video. iPhone 15 models have a USB-C connector, which allows you to…
  • Apple’s FineWoven iPhone Cases Just Aren’t That Good

    Sun 2:03pm By Stephen Hackett
    A lot of folks’ initial impressions of Apple’s new FineWoven iPhone cases have been pretty bad. The new fabric back doesn’t feel premium enough for the price Apple is charging, and is already failing to hold up to real-world use, as Federico Viticci has…
  • Connected #468: I Love Clock

    Sep 19, 2023, 6:41 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Connected: Federico’s iOS and iPadOS 17 review is out. The guys talk through it this week before Myke puts Stephen on blast for his Mac setup. I was personally attacked on my podcast in my own studio by Michael Hurley.
  • Updated iCloud+ Plans Launched

    Sep 19, 2023, 1:49 pm By Stephen Hackett
    With iOS 17 out, Apple has released its revised iCloud+ plans: 5 GB: Free 50 GB: $0.99/month 200 GB: $2.99/month 2 TB: $9.99/month 6 TB: $29.99/month 12 TB: $59.99/month Of course, these prices are all in dollars, and earlier this year, Apple raised prices on…
  • Inside the Snoopy Watch Face

    Sep 19, 2023, 1:35 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Robert Leedham, writing at GQ: “When you design an analogue watch with Snoopy, he’s a static character right?” says Paige Braddock, chief creative officer at Charles M Schulz Creative Associates. “So all you’re really focusing on is the hands and the…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: iOS 7: Supervised Device Becomes Unsupervised After Updating to iOS 7

    Sep 19, 2023, 11:57 am By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: Some supervised iOS 6 devices may no longer be supervised after updating to iOS 7. For devices that have not yet been updated to iOS 7, upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7.0.3 or later. The devices remain supervised using this upgrade path.
  • It’s iOS 17 Day!

    Sep 18, 2023, 12:51 pm By Stephen Hackett
    To celebrate, there’s a lot of great stuff out there to read. Federico’s iOS and iPadOS 17 review is out and it’s great. I read through it this weekend and learned a lot, even though I’ve been running the betas most of the summer. Grab your iPad, kick…
  • Sponsor: TextExpander

    Sep 18, 2023, 12:48 pm By Stephen Hackett
    TextExpander’s customizable and shareable snippets of text allow your team to fly through repetitive tasks quickly by expanding the things you type regularly — all you have to do is type a short abbreviation and TextExpander does the rest of the work for…
  • The One with the Thread Radio

    Sep 16, 2023, 10:41 am By Stephen Hackett
    Jennifer Pattison Tuohy has run through all the possible reasons the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max come with a Thread radio. Like the U1 chip a few years ago, I assume Apple has a story to tell her in the coming year or two.
  • Connected #467: The Natural Boys

    Sep 13, 2023, 4:45 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week’s Connected, edited in the San Jose Airport, is live: Myke, Federico and Stephen grade their picks for Apple’s Wonderlust event and talk about the iPhone 15 line, the new Apple Watches and more.
  • More on That Titanium

    Sep 13, 2023, 3:57 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Dr. Drang, writing about the new iPhone 15 Pro: The titanium alloy used in the phone was revealed by Isabel Yang about 57 minutes into the presentation. She called it Grade 5 titanium, which is an ASTM designation. It’s also known as Ti-6Al-4V, because its…
  • Hands-on Impressions from Apple’s Wonderlust Event

    Sep 12, 2023, 8:54 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple’s event wrapped up several hours ago, and I really enjoyed my first iPhone event. The vibe was really different from the WWDCs I’ve attended, with a much broader selection of media folks there. The Steve Jobs Theater is exactly as nice as you’d…
  • Mac Power Users #710: Apple’s Wonderlust Event

    Sep 12, 2023, 8:53 pm By Stephen Hackett
    A new episode of Mac Power Users is hot off the presses: Mere hours after Apple’s iPhone 15 event, Stephen and David break down the news surrounding the iPhone 15 line, the Apple Watch Series 9 and the updated Apple Watch Ultra.
  • iOS 17, macOS Sonoma Both Coming This Month

    Sep 12, 2023, 8:53 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple had announced dates for iOS 17, iPadOS 17 macOS Sonoma and more. iOS and iPadOS 17, tvOS 17 and watchOS 10 will be released on Monday, September 18, with macOS Sonoma launching on Tuesday, September 26. In addition to these dates, MacRumors linked to a…
  • Don’t Suck

    Sep 11, 2023, 7:29 am By Stephen Hackett
    Tomorrow, this very website turns 15 years old. Old-school readers will remember 512 Pixels’ original name, ForkBombr. I bought the domain from my friend Kevin for a couple of slices of pizza, as I thought the programming joke was pretty clever. I don’t…
  • Sponsor: Get Ready for Unite 5 by BZG

    Sep 11, 2023, 7:00 am By Stephen Hackett
    The future of web-based macOS apps is about to change. Unite 5, the next generation of the popular Unite app is launching next week. Building on its lightweight, WebKit-powered browser backend, the new version offers groundbreaking features that make your Mac…
  • Mac Power Users #709: Save Your Shift Key

    Sep 10, 2023, 5:00 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Mac Power Users, David and I talk a bit more about window managers and backup utilities, while also answering listener questions and David’s modern typewriter, my new Plex server and a lot more.
  • NASA Says SLS Program Costs are ‘Unsustainable’

    Sep 7, 2023, 5:28 pm By Stephen Hackett
    For years, journalists, space nerds and government oversight groups alike have talked about the staggering costs associated with the SLS program, which is the agency’s new moon rocket. As Eric Berger reports, NASA has finally gotten the message: In a new…
  • Federico Viticci: ‘I Used a Game Boy Camera for FaceTime Video Calls in iPadOS 17’

    Sep 7, 2023, 10:38 am By Stephen Hackett
    Last night, Federico sent a wild-looking screenshot to the Connected iMessage thread and I urged him to blog about it. Thankfully, he did: I have an Analogue Pocket, which is an outstanding modern take on the Game Boy that can play original Game Boy…
  • Connected #466: The Rickies (September 2023)

    Sep 6, 2023, 5:49 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple’s “Wonderlust” event is next week, so Federico and Myke have prepared to challenge me, their reigning Keynote Chairman.
  • The Iconfactory Celebrates 25 Years of the iMac

    Sep 6, 2023, 12:41 pm By Stephen Hackett
    I am loving these icons, and look forward to seeing a Flower Power version in a few years.
  • The Secret Life of Early 2006 to Early 2009 iMacs

    Sep 5, 2023, 10:10 am By Stephen Hackett
    Over at LowEndMac, Mark Sokolovsky has documented a wild upgrade to white plastic Intel iMacs: A little known secret is hidden inside every early intel iMac made by Apple prior to their 21.5″/27″ transition… they all have a Mini-PCIe slot! While many…
  • St. Jude Livestream: Building LEGO’s NASA Mars Rover Perseverance

    Sep 4, 2023, 4:16 pm By Stephen Hackett
    As part of Relay’s on-going fundraiser for St. Jude, I’ll be streaming again this weekend. This time, I’ll be building LEGO’s new Mars Rover (Model 42158). I am very pumped about it. Join me on Saturday, September 9: 🇺🇸 – 10:00 AM Pacific…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Using a Camera cover, Palm Rest, or Keyboard Cover on a Mac notebook

    Sep 4, 2023, 2:35 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: If you use a camera cover, palm rest cover, or keyboard cover with your Mac notebook, remove the cover before closing your display to prevent damage to your display. To enable the thin design of Mac notebook computers, the clearance between the…
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    Sep 4, 2023, 12:16 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Do you want to block all YouTube ads in Safari on your iPhone, iPad and Mac? Then download Magic Lasso Adblock – the ad blocker designed for you. It’s easy to setup, doubles the speed at which Safari loads and now blocks all YouTube ads. Magic Lasso is an…
  • Mac Power Users #708: The Obsidian Field Guide

    Sep 3, 2023, 5:20 pm By Stephen Hackett
    David has launched a new Field Guide, designed to take everyone’s Obsidian usage to the next level. This week, I talk to him about the project and everyone’s favorite text tool.
  • How to Set up Time Machine Server in macOS Ventura or Later

    Sep 1, 2023, 5:52 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Note: This is an updated version of an article from 2018. With macOS, Apple makes it easy to set up a drive to be a target for other Macs to use with Time Machine. Say you have a Mac mini on your network, and a MacBook Pro. You can hook up an external drive to…