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  • About that Easy Pay Video

    Fri 10:33am By Stephen Hackett
    One of the true gems on The Apple Archive is this video about Easy Pay, a roaming payment solution Apple used in its retail stores back in my day. Rumor around Apple Retail was that this video was not officially-sanctioned, and that the people involved had…
  • Koombea

    Fri 10:25am By Stephen Hackett
    My thanks to Koombea for sponsoring 512 Pixels this week. If you are working on a tech project and have big expectations for it, you should talk to the Koombea Team.
  • Connected #277: Good Luck Not Waking up the Entire Building

    Wed 3:44pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on the show: After working out what the award should be for the two Chairman spots, the boys ponder the future of the iPad Pro’s accessories and the holes on the back of the rack-mounted Mac Pro. Then, Myke provides a tour of CES. My thanks to our…
  • The Apple Archive

    Wed 10:16am By Stephen Hackett
    Sam Gold has put together the ultimate Apple press imagery archive. I’m blown away by the work that must have gone into this.
  • Liftoff #115: A Mannequin is Not an Astronaut

    Wed 8:58am By Stephen Hackett
    This time on Liftoff: 2020 is here, as are updates on the James Webb telescope and SLS. NASA has inducted some new astronauts and the star Betelgeuse is getting weird. My thanks to our sponsor: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code LIFTOFF at…
  • Low Power Mode for Mac Laptops

    Tue 3:09pm By Stephen Hackett
    Yes to all of this.
  • Rack-Mounted Mac Pro Now for Sale

    Tue 12:19pm By Stephen Hackett
    If you need a Mac Pro (or 100) to stuff them into some server racks, orders are now open, starting at $500 more than the standard tower. I would love to know why air holes on the back of the two configurations look different: Sadly, the Radeon Pro W5700X GPU…
  • Ungeniused #96: Expiration Dates

    Tue 12:07pm By Stephen Hackett
    This week on Ungeniused, a surprisingly unsettling topic: What’s the deal with “Best By” and “Sell By” dates? Will taking old medicine hurt you? All of that and more, as Stephen and Myke explore the rather non-specific world of expiration dates. My…
  • Hard G

    Tue 12:04pm By Stephen Hackett
    Hard G is a new Mac app that brings Giphy search to your Mac’s menu bar or desktop. It makes it easy to drag and drop GIFs to other Mac apps like Messages: For years, I’ve used a custom Alfred workflow — which you can download as a .zip here — to…
  • Catalina Beta Includes ‘Pro Mode’ for Mac Notebooks

    Mon 4:40pm By Stephen Hackett
    Filipe Espósito, at 9to5Mac: The latest macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta build contains references to a new “Pro Mode,” which can be turned on and off by users. Some strings mention that “Apps may run faster, but battery life may decrease and fan noise may…