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  • Wish List: Temporarily disable Downtime

    Mon 3:23pm By Dan Moren
    As with most of Apple’s major software releases, iOS 12 contained a slew of new features—often more than any one person would find themselves using regularly. But one new ability that I have found myself actually using over the past few months was…
  • (Podcast) Upgrade #223: Impressive and Stupid

    Mon 3:12pm By Jason Snell
    Are Apple’s recent aggressive promotional deals for iPhone an indicator that its aggressive pricing strategy isn’t working, or is this all part of a larger strategy? Are the old rules giving way to a whole new set of Apple strategies? We also discuss…
  • (Podcast) Incomparable #436: Most Important Chimpanzee

    Sat 3:00pm By Jason Snell
    Consult the lawgiver’s scrolls and watch out for talking dolls! It’s a madhouse! A madhouse! And also, the 50th anniversary of “Planet of the Apes.” Join us as we explore the world of spaceman Taylor (Charlton Heston) and his long journey through an…
  • Apple's Sitting Out the 5G Party -- It's the Right Move (Tom's Guide)

    Sat 11:14am By Jason Snell
    This week, a lot of the focus of the tech industry was on Hawaii, of all places. That was where Qualcomm was putting on a three-ring circus (or was it a luau?) in service of the forthcoming rollout of 5G cellular networks, highlighting the company’s strong…
  • Adventures in Shortcuts: Posting content using ancient web APIs

    Fri 8:29pm By Jason Snell
    This week I got a little envious of Matthew Cassinelli, who was proudly posting how he’s building all these Shortcuts on iOS that let him do cool stuff involving automatically posting things to his blog.…
  • Two important ways Apple is preparing for life after the iPhone (Macworld)

    Fri 9:24am By Dan Moren
    Over the many decades of its existence, Apple has faced a lot of challenges. There was the company’s battle against IBM early in the PC era, the seeming dominance of Windows during the 1990s, and even the worry that the company itself might cease to exist in…
  • (Podcast) Download #82: No! This Is Terrible!

    Fri 1:07am By Jason Snell
    Qualcomm rolls out 5G cellular networking at a Hawaiian resort; Tumblr bans sexual imagery and nudity; Apple fails emoji biology; and streaming services consider inserting ads into paused video.
  • 'The Many Setups of the 2018 iPad Pro' ↦

    Thu 5:48pm By Jason Snell
    I had been planning to write an article on this topic—and I still probably will, eventually—but Federico Viticci has done a marvelous job in detailing all the ways he works on his iPad, most notably with stands and keyboards:…
  • Microsoft bringing Edge to Mac (via Chromium) ↦

    Thu 5:32pm By Jason Snell
    The big story from Microsoft land is that the company is throwing in the towel on doing its own web rendering engine and embracing the Chromium open-source project, which is what powers Google Chrome. The new version of Microsoft’s new Edge browser will be…
  • (Podcast) Rebound 216: Frog Content

    Thu 11:20am By Dan Moren
    This week, on the irreverent tech show that spends a surprising amount of time talking about amphibians, we touch on some hot button issues, including Tim Cook’s speech at the Anti-Defamation League and Tumblr’s ban on adult content. Fortunately we round…
  • Is Apple's TV service bound for the Apple TV's competition? (Macworld)

    Wed 12:59pm By Jason Snell
    Just how big is Amazon’s announcement last week that Apple Music is coming to echo devices? It all depends on if you see it as saying something larger about how Apple is prioritizing its subscription services compared to its traditional focus on making money…
  • (Podcast) Clockwise #271: I'll Be Backed Up

    Wed 12:53pm By Dan Moren
    This week, on the 30-minute tech show that never goes on vacation for long, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests James Thomson and Rosemary Orchard to discuss Apple Music coming to Amazon Echoes, the celebrity tech PSAs we’d like to see, what tech…
  • Reading comics on the new iPad Pros

    Tue 9:21pm By Jason Snell
    Comixology on the 12.9- and 11-inch iPad Pros.…
  • (Podcast) Incomparable #435: Fun Facts!

    Dec 3, 2018, 2:44 pm By Jason Snell
    Break the shrink wrap and lift off the lid! It’s time to get together with friends and family to play some games. In this second Incomparable Board Game Draft, we’re allowing all sorts of tabletop (non-roleplaying) games. The result: 21 more games you…
  • (Podcast) Upgrade #222: That's Not a Plan

    Dec 3, 2018, 1:19 pm By Jason Snell
    John Siracusa joins Jason to discuss the future of Apple’s ARM processors and how they might change the Mac, Apple Music coming to the Amazon Echo and what that might mean about the future of Apple’s forthcoming TV service, whether they’re using their…
  • All the merchandise is for sale right now

    Dec 1, 2018, 3:22 am By Jason Snell
    [Update: This is the last day for the sale, so get ‘em now or regret it for.. a while.]…
  • Fun with charts: The iPad bests the MacBook

    Nov 30, 2018, 2:32 pm By Jason Snell
    On this week’s episode of Accidental Tech Podcast, the hosts rolled a bunch of the hot topics of the moment into one - namely, how the iPad Pro compares to laptops and the potential Mac future of Apple’s custom-built processors.…
  • How an Apple TV stick could make Apple's video streaming service an instant hit (Macworld)

    Nov 29, 2018, 12:19 pm By Jason Snell
    You might have missed it between all the turkey brining and Black Friday sales, but last week The Information reported that Apple has considered making a tiny AppleTV “stick” similar to those made by competitors like Amazon and Roku.…
  • Amazon's latest cloud product: Toy race cars ↦

    Nov 28, 2018, 8:44 pm By Jason Snell
    Taylor Soper at GeekWire reports on a surprising Amazon Web Services announcement today:…
  • 'How to game the App Store' ↦

    Nov 28, 2018, 8:42 pm By Jason Snell
    Longtime app developer David Barnard details all the ways you can cheat to get ahead on the App Store:…
  • Books and calendars in Photos for Mac: What are the best options?

    Nov 27, 2018, 2:46 pm By Jason Snell
    Coffee table books from Mimeo (2016) and Motif (2017).…
  • Supreme Court likely to let case against Apple go forward ↦

    Nov 26, 2018, 8:43 pm By Jason Snell
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments involving a class-action lawsuit against Apple on Monday, and reports from observers suggested that the court is inclined to allow the lawsuit against Apple to proceed in lower courts.…
  • (Podcast) Upgrade #221: Dongleton-on-Sea

    Nov 26, 2018, 3:33 pm By Jason Snell
    Where does iOS go from here? This week Myke and Jason discuss the top 10 iPad features for iOS 13 they’d like to see. Also, Myke at the Movies returns, as Myke watches “My Neighbor Totoro” for the first time.
  • 9 Hidden iPhone Features That Make Your Life Easier (Tom's Guide)

    Nov 25, 2018, 11:54 am By Jason Snell
    This month a viral Twitter post taught us all a valuable lesson about just how intuitive phone interface aren’t: Apple has let iPhone users move a text-editing cursor around on screen for a few years, but outside of the tech press nobody seemed to get the…
  • The iPad, HomePod, and Apple TV need multi-user support. Here's why (Macworld)

    Nov 23, 2018, 4:28 pm By Dan Moren
    In Apple’s ideal world, we’d all have our collections of our own personal devices—preferably Apple-branded. We’d never leave the house without our iPhone or our Apple Watch (or probably both); we’d sit down on the couch, browsing the web on our own…
  • (Podcast) Rebound 214: Go to the Apple Store Today

    Nov 22, 2018, 11:30 am By Dan Moren
    A very happy turkey day to all of our U.S.-based friends from your favorite irreverent tech show. But it’s business as usual here, as we discuss what (if anything) we’re buying in the upcoming commercial onslaught, explain why iOS’s cursor-movement…
  • Top 10 iPad features I'd like to see in iOS 13 (Macworld)

    Nov 21, 2018, 1:31 pm By Jason Snell
    Reviewers can’t agree if the iPad Pro can be used for “real work” or not, but there’s one thing they all seem to agree on: the new iPad Pro hardware is great and Apple needs to invest in upgrades for iOS to take advantage of it.…
  • (Podcast) Clockwise #268: Wi-Pie

    Nov 21, 2018, 1:09 pm By Dan Moren
    This week on the 30-minute show that can eat pie in under 30 minutes, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Jeff Carlson and Allison Sheridan to discuss iOS’s discoverability problem, when we buy our gear, holiday tech support tasks, and whether we use…
  • (Podcast) Incomparable #433: You Like Garbage

    Nov 21, 2018, 12:15 pm By Jason Snell
    If you’re still looking for Thanksgiving dish ideas, please consider this week’s edition of The Incomparable. To celebrate Thanksgiving, we drafted an entire meal, dish by dish. Kathy Campbell revealed her hands-off approach to Thanksgiving dinner. Philip…
  • Calls for Apple's breakup are nonsensical

    Nov 20, 2018, 7:32 pm By Michael Gartenberg
    [Michael Gartenberg is a longtime industry analyst who previously worked at Apple. He’s the Contributing Analyst at Six Colors.]…