Browsing posts tagged: Geek Guide
How a cymbal is made

Regular readers know I’m a sucker for “making of” assembly line videos. I love this one. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Hands on with six Apple Arcade games

[VIDEO] This is a great walkthrough from 9to5Mac’s Jeff Benjamin. The games I’m seeing so far really click for me, look like my kind of games. From the video, Jeff seems to agree. If the price is, as rumored, $4.99 a month for 100+ games, seems a no-brainer to me. Watch the video (embedded in […]

CreativePro Video: Add Chapter Numbers to a Table of Contents

In this week’s CreativePro video, Sandee Cohen shows how to add a chapter number to an InDesign table of contents entry using custom numbering. New videos every Tuesday on our CreativePro YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any! The post CreativePro Video: Add Chapter Numbers to a Table of Contents appeared […]

∞ Apple Card and rejecting arbitration

Getting an Apple Card? If so, be aware that you can opt out of the arbitration clause. To do so: Launch the Wallet app Tap your Apple Card On the Apple Card page, tap the (…) menu (upper right) Tap the Message button Type “I want to reject arbitration” Here’s a look at the entire […]

John Gruber on Apple Card “aimed at keeping you locked into your iPhone”

John Gruber, commenting on this BuzzFeed article, which makes the claim that Apple Card was created to lock you in to the Apple ecosystem: I don’t think the reason for this is to keep you locked to your iPhone, although that’s certainly a side effect. I think this simply reflects Apple’s internal culture. Apple’s culture […]

Apple TV+ may support downloads for offline viewing, limit simultaneous streams

Steve Moser, MacRumors: According to code strings found in macOS Catalina, Apple will apparently allow videos to be downloaded for offline viewing, but with limitations on the total number of downloads, downloads per show or movie, or the total number of times a show or movie can be downloaded. For example, if a user tries […]

‘No Time to Die’

Good title, I say, and the brief black-and-white teaser hearkens back to the opening of Casino Royale, before Bond earned 00 status. The most exciting thing about the movie remains the fact that it’s directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga — so much potential with his talent. As the years pass, Sam Mendes’s Skyfall and (especially) […]

Apple Music launches “Shazam Discovery” chart, focused on new artists

It’s hard for the average person to “discover” new artists and music but this might help. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

If You Get an Apple Card, Opt Out of Arbitration

John Moltz: If you get an Apple Card today, remember to reject arbitration! It’s crazy easy. Go to the card in Wallet, tap the ellipsis and then Message. Then just text that you want to reject arbitration and they’ll connect you with the poor sap at Goldman Sachs who’s doing all these. See also: Barbara […]

The Fate of the iTunes Store in MacOS Catalina

Kirk McElhearn: In early betas of macOS Catalina, the iTunes Store was visible, but in recent betas it did not show up in the sidebar of the Music app if the user was signed into Apple Music. That seems to be the default now: if a user has an Apple Music account, they won’t see […]

Apple Card Account Information Is Only Accessible Via iOS Wallet App

Nicole Nguyen, writing for Buzzfeed News: Apple Card is a new cash-rewards credit card that — Apple purports — is designed to be simple and transparent. But it’s also aimed at keeping you locked into your iPhone. There are no paper statements with the digital-first Apple Card. Unlike a traditional credit card, everything is accessed through the Wallet app […]

∞ Piebald moose sighting is accompanied with the most Canadian commentary

“Look at da size of ‘im, Nancy!” I’m from Nova Scotia but I absolutely love the Newfoundland accent. ©

Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on What’s Next for Tumblr

Great interview by Nilay Patel and Julia Alexander from The Verge with Matt Mullenweg, on Automattic’s acquisition of Tumblr from Verizon. A lot of people are making hay over the price — Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for Tumblr six years ago, and Verizon apparently sold it to Automattic (best known as the parent company of […]

Live from space, an astronaut uses an iPad to DJ a party back on Earth

[VIDEO] Digital DJ Tips: This past week, the first ever live DJ set from space took place. Using an iPad with djay Pro, European astronaut Luca Parmitano’s performance was beamed from the International Space Station straight to a cruise ship packed with ravers. Floating inside one of the ISS’s rooms, DJ Luca dropped a mix […]

Apple Card now available to all ↦

After a soft launch over the past couple weeks, the Apple Card is now available to all takers. Apple’s Goldman Sachs-backed credit card offers transparent transaction histories, no fees, and a variety of cash back incentives for Apple products and Apple Pay usage. Apple has also added Uber and Uber Eats to the 3 percent […]

Apple Card launches today for all US customers

Apple: Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life, is available in the US starting today. Customers can apply for Apple Card through the Wallet app on iPhone in minutes and start using it right away with Apple Pay in stores, in […]

How Home Sharing works in macOS Catalina

Use Home Sharing on your Mac to share your media with your home, dorm, or office? Never heard of Home Sharing? Either way, take a read of the linked article. Kirk McElhearn walks through the new Home Sharing interface coming with macOS Catalina. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

∞ Apple moves gambling app rating to 17+ globally, works with Republic of Korea to expand App Store

From an Apple developer email: To ensure that our global age rating system continues to help make the App Store safe for kids, apps that feature Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling will be rated 17+ in all countries and regions starting August 20, 2019. And: In an effort to open up additional opportunities for developers, we’ve worked […]

Disinformation Campaigns Targeting Hong Kong Protesters Run Rampant on Twitter

Maciej Cegłowski in a Twitter thread: Every day I go out and see stuff with my own eyes, and then I go to report it on Twitter and see promoted tweets saying the opposite of what I saw. Twitter is taking money from Chinese propaganda outfits and running these promoted tweets against the top Hong […]

Apple Arcade for $4.99/month? ↦

Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac has done some spelunking and has found evidence that Apple is currently planning to charge $4.99 for Apple Arcade, due later this year: Today, I was able to get information about the price of an Apple Arcade subscription to customers. This information is available in one of the APIs used by […]

Counterfeit George Orwell Books on Amazon

David Streitfeld, writing for The New York Times: In George Orwell’s “1984,” the classics of literature are rewritten into Newspeak, a revision and reduction of the language meant to make bad thoughts literally unthinkable. “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words,” one true believer exults. Now some of the writer’s own words are getting […]

When will Apple TV+ launch and what will it cost? ↦

How much will Apple TV+ cost? We may finally have our answer courtesy of Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Anousha Sakoui, and Lucas Shaw: Apple Inc. plans to roll out the Apple TV+ movie and TV subscription service by November… The company will introduce a small selection of shows and then expand its catalog more frequently over […]

(Podcast) Upgrade #259: Get Ripped with Pro Max

Special guest Stephen Hackett joins us to discuss the current state of the Mac in both hardware and software. We also ponder Apple’s choices in naming the new iPhones, Jason muses about whether the Apple Watch even needs an upgrade this fall, and we wrap things up with a Mac-themed #askupgrade. ©

∞ “The Morning Show” official trailer for Apple TV+

Following last week’s teaser trailer, Apple has posted this full length one. ©

Media’s Mega-Mergers Are Already Having an Impact on Storytelling

Alex Cranz, io9: Now imagine what’s happening right this moment. The House of Mouse may already be self-censoring because it has a brand image to uphold. That self-censorship will now be applied to nearly 40 percent all the movies you watch, and between ABC and Hulu and Disney+ it will own a whole heckuva lot […]

BBEdit updated, merch, and in the Mac App Store [Sponsor]

Bare Bones Software, makers of BBEdit, is one of my favorite software companies — in fact, I’ve been using BBEdit for more than 20 years. BBEdit has just been updated to 12.6.6, and is available in the Mac App Store as a subscription! Same great features. Same user experience. You can subscribe in the Mac […]

Rambo: Apple Arcade to Cost $5/Month

Guilherme Rambo, writing at 9to5Mac: Today, I was able to get information about the price of an Apple Arcade subscription to customers. This information is available in one of the APIs used by the App Store app. According to a promotional message found in the service, the price for Apple Arcade will be $4.99 / […]

Apple releases ‘The Morning Show’ trailer ↦

On Monday Apple released a two-minute trailer for “The Morning Show.” It’s the most in-depth look we’ve had at any Apple TV+ series 1. I get a real “West Wing” vibe from it—director Mimi Leder is no stranger to high-energy TV series. The show’s plot line is clearer now: Jennifer Aniston is one half of a […]