Browsing posts tagged: Geek Guide

My thanks to MacStadium for sponsoring this week at DF (as well as my show from WWDC last week). MacStadium is the leading provider of enterprise-class Apple Mac infrastructure providing scalable, reliable, and secure private clouds and dedicated servers for workloads that require MacOS. MacStadium is trusted by iOS developers, mobile testing teams, and network […]

‘The Nerds Apple Listens To’

Hannes Schrader wrote a piece for Zeit Online about my live show at WWDC, and Apple’s relationship with podcasters and writers who follow the company. I usually hate reading about myself, but Schrader’s story is just terrific — he really captures the gestalt of the event. The original story is in German, but Google Translate does a […]

Rick Wilson on Trump

Rick Wilson, writing at The Daily Beast: We live in a world of counterfactuals, hypotheticals, and more tu quoque scenarios than a reasonable person can process. That said, I have to beg my Republican friends to imagine — just for a moment — what you’d be doing if Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama said they would accept the help […]

App makers are mixed on “Sign In with Apple”

My first thought is I wouldn’t trust any developer who would use Facebook or Google login procedures but not want to use Apple’s as well. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Uber and Lyft Desperately Don’t Want to Be Required to Consider Their Drivers as Employees

Hamilton Nolan, Splinter: I sincerely hope that what I am about to say is already obvious to anyone empowered to be involved in negotiation legal, political, or labor policy, but: The one thing they don’t want to give you is the thing that you need to get. This offer from Uber and Lyft is like […]

The New Wilderness

Maciej Cegłowski: While people argue over the balance to strike between environmental preservation and economic activity, no one now denies that this tradeoff exists — that some technologies and ways of earning money must remain off limits because they are simply too harmful. This regulatory project has been so successful in the First World that […]

∞ The Dalrymple Report: AirPods at work, Apple Arcade and WWDC

Dave and I talked about how people are using AirPods at work these days, as well as what Apple Arcade means for gamers. We ended with a wrap-up of WWDC and our thoughts on some of the announcements. Brought to you by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a […]

Apple Canada, paying homage to their new world champs

Click the headline link, don’t look away or you’ll miss it. Don’t ever remember Apple honoring a sports franchise like this. I kind of love it. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Skins for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

Click the link, click the colors, read the descriptions. Well done. ∞ Read this on The Loop ©

Previewing CarPlay in iOS 13: Light mode, new and improved apps, more

Zac Hall, 9to5Mac: Apple upgraded CarPlay in iOS 12 with support for third-party navigation apps including Google Maps and Waze, allowing drivers to use alternatives to Apple Maps for the first time. CarPlay has an even bigger update in iOS 13 with the introduction of Dashboard, new apps, and updates to existing apps. This is […]

A love letter to an old-school Macintosh

Ian Bogost, The Atlantic: Everything about this computer is loud: The groan of the power supply is loud. The hum of the cooling fan is loud. The whir of the hard disk is loud. The clack of the mechanical keyboard is loud. It’s so loud I can barely think, the kind of noise I usually […]

How to use the new iOS 13 gestures for cut, copy, paste, and undo

Whether you’re running the iOS 13 beta now, or will wait for the official version to ship, you will eventually use these gestures. These six gestures represent a core change to the iOS experience. Love this move, especially the feedback you get when you make one of these gestures successfully. ∞ Read this on The […]

Logic Pro X update taps the tremendous power of the new Mac Pro

Apple, announcing the new Logic Pro X update, designed with the new Mac Pro in mind: Making full use of the Mac Pro hardware, Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will now support up to 56 processing threads, allowing pro music producers and film composers to work through incredibly demanding music projects with unprecedented ease. And: With […]

Reading between the lines of Apple’s WWDC announcements (Macworld)

There’s only so much information one can digest in a single sitting. Even a week after Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference wrapped up, we’re still sifting through the details of the company’s announcements. And that’s before the deluge of users even installing the public beta. But beyond just the features that Apple has included (or […]

Dropbox Debuts New Client, Increases Plan Prices

Dropbox announced in a 22 megabyte blog post that they are launching a new Electron-powered client with a bunch of whiz-bang features and which uses dumb amounts of resources. Michael Tsai collected some commentary about it and also the price increase that they announced last week. All of this is starting to remind me of […]