Good news for fellow retro Mac nerds: there is a full mirror of The Macintosh Garden on the Internet Archive.
Every January, I post a Q&A on my channel, and this year, I took some time to walk though my overhead rig:
This week’s episode of Mac Power Users is a real fun one:
John Gruber of Daring Fireball and The Talk Show join David and Stephen for a discussion about writing and podcasting, as well as WWDC and what the future may hold for the iPad and Mac.
I’d like to thank John for being the first guest after the changing of the guard at MPU. It was a great conversation that I really enjoyed. If you haven’t heard MPU in a while, this is a good place to start.
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I present two pieces of evidence, just from this week’s news:
- Ashley Feinberg’s interview with Jack Dorsey, in which Twitter’s CEO said they company would “certainly talk about” removing a hypothetical tweet in which Trump called for murder.
- An early look at some of Twitter’s possible future features by Sarah Perez and Ingrid Lunden show that as messy as the current version of Twitter is, the ideas bubbling to the top within the company all look pretty bad.
This is hard for me. I like my little community on Twitter, but I know it is a hellscape of abuse for many. I use it to promote my work and to talk with my audience, but every time I open my replies, I brace myself for something terrible to be there, waiting for me to see it.
Regardless of all of that, I think it’s clear the leadership at Twitter has no idea what they are doing, and I think the network’s time is ticking away faster than ever.
In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy—yours, mine, all of ours. Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives.
That’s why I and others are calling on the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation—a landmark package of reforms that protect and empower the consumer.
I like what Cook pitches in this article, but until we have Congresspeople who actually understand the Internet, I’m not holding my breath for meaningful change.
This week on Connected, we are joined by a very special guest:
The boys discuss a bunch of Apple products that may be receiving refreshes after years of neglect, including the iPad mini and iPod touch, then are taught how to edit photos like pros by Tyler Stalman.
Tyler walked us through several great tips for shooting and editing with an iPhone, and shared some about his favorite apps.
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An Intel Mac inside a Power Mac G5 body, the Apple Developer Transition Kit (or DTK) was made as a way for developers to work on their x86 applications before the first Intel Mac shipped to customers.
They run $129 and come in black or white:
The iPhone XS model is not compatible with the iPhone X, but all three will work with wireless chargers. Here’s what kind of battery life we can expect from the cases:
- iPhone XS: 33 hours talk time, 21 hours Internet use, and 25 hours video playback
- iPhone XR: 39 hours talk time, 22 hours Internet use, and 27 hours video playback
- iPhone XS Max: 37 hours talk time, 20 hours Internet use, and 25 hours video playback
Catching up on some news on Liftoff this week:
China has big plans for the moon and SpaceX has a new test vehicle. Oh, and things got weird with Russia.
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