After many years of the Mac & Forth web site looking a certain way, our very own Dean Murphy has taken on the task of dragging us all into the modern age with a brand new looking site. I am so happy and pleased with all his hard work, not only on the site but with all the accompanying rebranding across our social media sites and onto our forthcoming podcasts. Thank you greatly Dean.
A recent article in The Guardian has thrown a little doubt on the actual usefulness of sleep trackers. Their article explains how the apps actually offer very little data outside of how much your body might move while you sleep. As a result I started to leave my Apple Watch off overnight to experience the difference.
The dust from WWDC is finally settling but a few more details have been discovered so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to pour over the week’s Apple and tech-related news once again. Karl has treated himself to some new headphones, iMovie gets an update, the Mac Pro gets a release date….or does it, an illuminating solution to a Mac issue and why Karl has dumped his sleep tracking apps. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.
After a short break Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to their podcasting duties. Following a rather exciting WWDC keynote, they discuss some of the features that will be coming to iOS, WatchOS, TVOS, MacOS and now iPadOS later this year. Well, except for Dean who has jumped into beta-country with both feet on virtually all of his devices. All this and a new Mac Pro to discuss. Someone had better break out the ‘FanBoy Alert’ siren.
On this week’s episode Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl discuss and offer their opinions on this week’s Apple and technology related news. Samsung delays the release of its Fold Phone. Apple announces a recall program for some of its plugs. Sticky keyboard keys will now be replaced in store. Alexa is working with the Government, but in a good way and Apple TV goes all YouTube. Plus, as it’s our last show before WWDC we break out our wish lists of what we hope to see at the upcoming Developers Conference. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.
On this week’s episode Alan, Steve and Karl discuss and offer their opinions regarding the recent settlement between Qualcomm and Apple. The continuing passage of the E.U. Copyright Directive. New iPad Pro productivity videos. Some publishers are already becoming frustrated with Apple News+ and an Apple watch helps out an 80-year old lady. All this plus slightly more on this week’s episode.
It’s our 200th episode with Alan, Steve and Karl taking a slight departure from their usual format to have a bit of extra fun. Original co-hosts Ric, Barry and Matt drop by to reminisce about the old days and attempt a live re-reading of their first Tech News Round-up (if you can recall how those used to go). Plus we have a smattering of listeners messages and a few questions. All this and slightly more on this week’s 200th episode.
Special Extra Thanks to: Simon, David, Teresa, Gordon, Guy, Gaz, Alex and Mark.
This week David Dean of ‘I Confess I’m a Geek’ podcast joins Dean, Steve and Karl to go through the week’s Apple-related news. Karl has his brand new iPad Mini and loves it. The AirPower is no more and the same goes for Google+. New Wireless Beats are on the way. The HomePod gets a little cheaper. and someone is suing Apple, just another standard week really. Join us for all of this, and slightly more, on this week’s episode.
Apple took to the stage Monday and revealed a number of new services that they have lined up for us. Alan, Steve and Karl mull them over and share their thoughts on Apple’s entry into Magazine subscriptions, credit cards, subscription gaming and TV streaming. Did the line up get their pulses racing or send them into a coma? Luckily Apple also activated the ECG app across Europe so at least we can check. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.
After an exciting week regarding Apple announcements Alan, Dean and Karl return to look over the updated iPad Air, iPad Mini (Yippee!), iMac and AirPods. They share their thoughts and views about what this clearing of the decks could mean for next weeks announcement. They also turn their attention to the recently announced Stadia service from Google and ponder what it could mean for gaming on the Mac and iOS devices. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.