Apple’s VP of Product Marketing Stan Ng, and Evans Hankey, Apple’s VP of Industrial Design, have spoken with HYPEBEAST about the Apple Watch’s band system. It’s a fun look at what has turned into a whole world of products unto itself.
This week’s Mac Power Users is a very special one:
David and Stephen are joined by Apple’s Jeremy Butcher to discuss the company’s new Business Essentials program.
Then, the guys revisit iCloud storage management, clipboard apps and email providers. USB-C hubs and migrating to an Apple silicon Mac are also discussed.
I really enjoyed getting to chat with Jeremy about Apple Business Essentials, but if I have to install another clipboard manager, my Mac may explode.
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Well, this thing is on my Apple collection wishlist now:
Myke is on vacation, so Federico and Stephen are finally free to talk about the Mac and AirPower. Then, a Q&A session for the ages.
I miss him, but we sure had a lot of fun
at his expense without Myke.
The future of the International Space Station is the topic of a new report, all while the SLS inches closer to its first launch. Also: DART is on its way to a celestial crash and a spacewalk has been delayed thanks to debris from the recent Russian ASAT test.
Myke Hurley has been big into mechanical keyboards for over a year now, and we finally got together to build me my first custom keyboard. I have to say, I love how it turned out:
I started with the new Keychon Q1 in Navy Blue. To that, I added a full set of NovelKeys_ Silk Red switches. I was worried about how much force the keys would take to press, but these linear switches may be too light. I just have to brush a key for it to register, so I may end up swapping in something more robust.1
The real treasure here is the keycap set. As you can see, it has a real vintage Mac feel, which is what attracted me to them. The set is the Drop + biip MT3 Extended 2048, which is somehow in stock as I write this. I’m using a mix of regular and colorful modifier keys:
When we first built this, I was using more of the colorful modifiers, but in practice, they were a bit distracting, so I’ve opted to keep everything beige except Option, Command and Return. One word of warning: if you order this keycap set, the Accent Modifier kit doesn’t include all the modifier keys, so you need the beige set as well. This left me with a lot of extra keys, but I suppose that’s the price of having something so perfect on my desk.
- The only other change I plan on making right now is to swap out the dogcow badge with one that has a light orange background instead of black. That’s already on order. ↩
The Mac has been able to speak since its introduction, and today the feature is core to the Accessibility story for macOS. However, some of the voices available today are straight from the classic Mac OS. In this video I compare some examples from Mac OS 9 with some from macOS Monterey:
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