Connected #330: You Can’t Eat an App »

This week on Connected, Myke has a theory, Stephen has a crush and Federico has opinions on olives. Also: a discussion about Tweetbot 6 and what makes app subscriptions worth it.

On Connected Pro, new words are reviewed, then the accents come out to play after the show.

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Apple Reports Record First Quarter »

Apple PR:

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2021 first quarter ended December 26, 2020. The Company posted all-time record revenue of $111.4 billion, up 21 percent year over year, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.68, up 35 percent. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

This pretty much sums it up:

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Liftoff #141: Apollo 14 »

This time on Liftoff, we’re marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 14:

Less than a year after the disastrous Apollo 13 mission, the program returned to flight when Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitchell landed on the moon in February, 1971.

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The Moon Rock in Biden’s Office »

Swapna Krishna:

Every president gets to change the decor of the Oval Office, allowing them to personalize and put their own stamp on the room. I found it fascinating that apparently, President Biden requested the loan of a moon rock from NASA to put on display in the Oval Office.

According to NASA, this moon rock was collected on NASA’s last crewed voyage to the Moon, Apollo 17. This mission launched on December 7, 1972, and was crewed by Gene Cernan, Jack Schmitt, and Ronald Evans (who remained in the command module orbiting the Moon while the other two astronauts touched down on the surface). The sample was collected in the Taurus-Littrow Valley and is 3.9 billion years old.

So, so cool.

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Today’s Brownie Camera: the iPhone »

Om Malik:

Photography as we know it has been around for about 150 years, though its origins can be traced to earlier civilizations. But it has never been so visceral, and so much a part of our daily lives, as it is now. In short, the arc of photography’s history is that it has always been about getting more and more people to take photographs. Our desire to know more about ourselves means we must have more of them, more often, in more places, and of many more things. Whether it was new chemicals or new film or new sensors, technological advances in this area have — by and large — been about making it simpler for us to capture the moment. All of it has brought us to today, when we have quietly passed the cultural tipping point where taking a photo is as second nature as breathing. There’s no art to it. It is just something we are always doing.

In many ways, the iPhone reminds me of another groundbreaking camera: the Brownie. Launched at the turn of the last century, the original Brownie was the catalyst of change that helped us record our own history — exactly what those servicemen were doing more than a century later as I labored at my art.

Mac Power Users #572: iPhone & iPad Tips »

This week on Mac Power Users:

As the iPhone and iPad have become more full-featured, the software that runs them has gotten more complex and powerful. This time, David and Stephen run though a whole bunch of their favorite ways to get more out of these devices.

On More Power Users, we got into the recent avalanche of Mac rumors.

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