No matter what the future may bring to the Mac, I think most people would agree that Apple has remained quite conservative when it comes to design of its computers. And when considering where it might travel next, I took a look at one of Apple’s oldest competitors: Microsoft.
Federico is gone, but the show had to to go on, so Stephen and Myke talk about the death of Liam, whatever is happening with Flickr and Amazon’s future robotic army.
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Flying Meat has a new app in beta for batch processing images on the Mac. It lets you chain several tasks together, save workflows, export multiple versions of an image at once and a whole lot more. I’m already impressed.
Serenity talks through her recent iPad review video, and discusses Do Not Disturb, changing Apple IDs, cleaning Watch bands and more with Stephen.
If you enjoyed Ren’s great iPad review video, you should check out this episode, where she explains the process and some of the tradeoffs of doing this sort of creative work on the iPad.
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Electron is a platform that makes it easier for developers of desktop apps to target multiple operating systems, but it leads to bloated, resource-hungry macOS apps. Gross, GitHub.
Stephen launches a new segment about the SLS, then talks with Jason about the swearing in of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the future of NASA TESS.
As of this writing, there are just a few hours left to score some Liftoff merch.
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This document explains how to install an AirPort Card in certain PowerBook G4 computers.
It involves shutting down the machine and waiting 30 minutes to let the internal components cool down, Torx screwdrivers and more.
Sarah Lewin, writing at Space.com:
The most-viewed eclipse in history had an unexpected witness: A Google Street View car drove right through the path of totality, offering a surprising celestial treat for visitors scoping out the event in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
The intrepid car captured the darkened sky, streetlamps flickering on and even skywatching pedestrians on the vehicle’s travels through the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse in August. Michael Kentrianakis, an eclipse chaser and member of the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Eclipse Task Force, told Space.com about the eye-catching view this past weekend at the 2018 Northeast Astronomy Forum (an annual gathering of thousands of skywatchers in Suffern, New York) after seeing reports of the view circulating online.
You can see the eclipse in action here, if you move back and forth along the street:
Area 51 is a highly classified U.S. Air Force Base that has been home to numerous avionic projects over the years, and is often at the center of some of the world’s more outlandish conspiracy theories.
Aliens. It’s always aliens.
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