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  • Sponsor: TextExpander

    10:56am By Stephen Hackett
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  • Mac Power Users #641: Catching up with Federico Viticci

    Sun 8:11pm By Stephen Hackett
    Worlds colliding this week — my Connected co-host joined us on MPU: MacStories boss Federico Viticci returns to the show to talk about the iPad’s apparent stagnation and how the Mac has grown over the last few years. The guys also talk about Raycast,…
  • Unite 4 for macOS

    Fri 9:07pm By Stephen Hackett
    My thanks to Unite 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. You…
  • Twenty Years Ago, Steve Jobs Held a Funeral for Mac OS 9

    Fri 10:36am By Stephen Hackett
    At WWDC in May 2002, Apple said goodbye to the classic Mac OS in a weird and wonderful way: Philip Michaels wrote about it Macworld: Steve Jobs wore black Monday, and not just because that’s the Apple CEO’s usual sartorial color of choice. Instead, Jobs…
  • Inside the iPod

    Fri 10:06am By Stephen Hackett
    Harry McCracken has a cool article out about Lumafield, a company that is working to reinvent CT scans, and Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod.
  • The HP iPods

    Thu 1:47pm By Stephen Hackett
    In addition to the Harry Potter iPod and the U2 iPod, there is another special edition iPod that was a little … less special. Let’s talk about the HP iPod. Mmmm, Brushed Metal and Windows XP… I always like referring to Apple’s press releases when…
  • Connected #398: Moon is not a Number

    Wed 6:49pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on the show: Stephen did something out of the ordinary, Myke tries to explain Apple Watch faces and Federico learns about Margherita pizza. I can’t believe WWDC is just a few weeks away.
  • Bike

    Tue 11:41am By Stephen Hackett
    Plain text app wizard Jesse Grosjean is out with a new outlining app for the Mac, named Bike: Outlines are powerful, but can be confusing. In Bike outline editing is fluid, your ideas flow across the screen instead of jumping from position to position. This…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: MacBook: Vertical Lines or Solid Gray, White, or Black Screen After…

    May 16, 2022, 1:00 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: After updating to Mac OS X 10.4.7, the MacBook may show a solid grey, white, or black screen or a screen with vertical multi-colored lines. To resolve the issue temporarily, you may need to reset NVRAM. Once you can use the display again,…
  • Sponsor: Unite 4 for macOS

    May 16, 2022, 10:55 am By Stephen Hackett
    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. Unite 4 includes dozens of new features, including support for…
  • The iPod Bar

    May 16, 2022, 10:51 am By Stephen Hackett
    Michael Steeber, writing in his Tabletops newsletter: Near the iPod’s zenith, Apple split the Genius Bar into three distinct experiences. The iPod Bar became a hub for iPod support and The Studio became a home for creative projects. Apple Ginza and Apple…
  • Mac Power Users #640: The iPhone App Roundup

    May 15, 2022, 6:29 pm By Stephen Hackett
    The App Store didn’t launch until a year after the first iPhone, but it has defined the smartphone era. This week on MPU, David and I talk about some of our favorite iPhone apps.
  • Magic Lasso Adblock

    May 13, 2022, 5:00 pm By Stephen Hackett
    My thanks to Magic Lasso Adblock for sponsoring the site this week. It’s easy to set up, blocks all YouTube ads and doubles the speed at which Safari loads. Magic Lasso is an efficient, high performance and free ad blocker. With over 4,000 five star reviews;…
  • The U2 iPod

    May 12, 2022, 1:42 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Over the span of two decades, Apple made a bunch of iPods. The original may have been just a single 5 GB player delivering 1,000 songs in your pocket, but the line spread from there to meet the needs of many more users. The iPod mini, iPod shuffle, iPod nano,…
  • Connected #397: Tier of Shame

    May 11, 2022, 6:30 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on the show: To mark the death of the iPod touch, the guys gather around a shared browser window and rank iPods. Also on the docket: iPadOS 15, iPhone repairs and Jony Ive’s pen.
  • Last Call for Shirts!

    May 11, 2022, 2:23 pm By Stephen Hackett
    If you haven’t ordered one of these beauties, time is running out! Celebrate the Lisa in style:
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4 and Later: Fonts in Mac OS 9 System Folder Aren‘t…

    May 11, 2022, 1:30 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: Fonts that are in your Mac OS 9 System Folder may not be available to Mac OS X Panther and Tiger applications until you select the System Folder in Classic preferences or start Classic. Symptom: – Fonts are unexpectedly substituted in a Mac OS…
  • Apple Discontinues the iPod touch

    May 10, 2022, 12:07 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple PR has announced that the iPod touch will be for sale as long as supplies last: Since its introduction over 20 years ago, iPod has captivated users all over the world who love the ability to take their music with them on the go. Today, the experience of…
  • A Little Journey to AppleFest ’88

    May 9, 2022, 8:30 pm By Stephen Hackett
    I am working on a thing, and I needed to find the release date of Apple’s GS/OS. I knew from this article that it had come out at AppleFest in September 1988. Finding the date of an event like this isn’t easy on the modern web, but I have collected a…
  • Apple Winds Down iCloud Documents and Data

    May 9, 2022, 12:38 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple: iCloud Documents and Data, our legacy document syncing service, has been discontinued and replaced by iCloud Drive. If you used iCloud Documents and Data, your account has been migrated to iCloud Drive. iCloud Documents was introduced years ago; iCloud…
  • Sponsor: Magic Lasso Adblock

    May 9, 2022, 10:20 am By Stephen Hackett
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  • Mac Power Users #639: Software Club: Greg Pierce and Drafts

    May 8, 2022, 8:53 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week, David and I are launching a new episode type on Mac Power Users. Generally speaking, we have three primary formats for our episodes: Shows where we dive deep on a topic, app or other subject Interview shows where we talk to folks about their work,…
  • Upgrading the RAM on an Original Apple TV

    May 8, 2022, 8:48 pm By Stephen Hackett
    The original Apple TV was basically a low-powered Intel Mac. As such, people have installed all sorts of wacky things on them over the years, but this is the first memory upgrade I’ve seen:
  • Fixing an iPhone with Apple’s Self-Service Tools

    May 7, 2022, 2:35 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Quinn Nelson has replaced the screen and battery on an iPhone 12 mini using the new Self Service Repair Program. His video really shows how much stuff Apple ships you to complete these tasks: It’s painfully clear that the current generations of iPhone…
  • Why Pebble Failed

    May 5, 2022, 9:15 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Eric Migicovsky, a co-founder of the now-defunct smartwatch company, writing about why his company failed: I struggled over and over to define a strong long term vision for what Pebble as a company would accomplish. In some ways we were spoiled…when our…
  • Connected #396: The Royal Nobody

    May 4, 2022, 6:17 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on the show: Apple has shared more details about its live WWDC event next month and 1Password 8 has arrived on the Mac. After those topics, the guys perform an exit interview for iOS 15. On Connected Pro, I get philosophical about the line between…
  • Apple Provides Details for WWDC Special Event

    May 3, 2022, 1:20 pm By Stephen Hackett
    Apple: We’re hosting a special all-day experience at Apple Park on June 6 to kick off WWDC22. Gather with others in the developer community to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos alongside Apple engineers and experts, explore the all-new…
  • 1Password 8 for Mac

    May 3, 2022, 11:30 am By Stephen Hackett
    After a long beta period, 1Password 8 for Mac is out today. The new version brings with it a new design, the ability to group vaults together in custom Collections and support for SSH keys. One of my favorite additions is Universal Autofill. Dave Teare…
  • Kbase Article of the Week: Lisa: Converting Documents to Macintosh

    May 3, 2022, 11:04 am By Stephen Hackett
    Apple Support: Is there a product that converts Lisa documents to Macintosh format? You need the Lisa to Macintosh Migration Kit, available from Sun Remarketing. It converts LisaDraw, LisaWrite, LisaProject, and LisaCalc files to their Macintosh counterparts.
  • MPU #638: A Mac Setup Consulting Company

    May 1, 2022, 5:11 pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Mac Power Users: Stephen and David sort through listener feedback, revisiting topics such as Preview.app, time tracking and their own Apple silicon experiences. Oh, and the person who took a Mac Pro to the coffee shop to get some work done on the…