Connected #317: Captain Flip Flop »

This week on the show:

Reviews have landed for the iPhone 12 and iPad Air. The trio talk through the coverage, including Federico’s iPad Air article. Also: Stephen asks for help with a problem, and Myke is very excited about how gold phones are made.

On Connected Pro, I shared about my upcoming surgery, and Federico and Myke are confused by daylight savings time. There are tubes everywhere.

My thanks to our sponsors:

  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code CONNECTED at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics. Get 20% off your first order with promo code CONNECTED.
  • Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code CONNECTED to get 30% off. Offer expires on January 31, 2021, and can be used only once.

Kbase Article of the Week: About iCloud Photos and My Photo Stream »

Apple Support:

iCloud Photos and My Photo Stream can help you get your photos on your Apple devices and on your PC. What’s the difference between them? Learn more about both features.

Back in its day, I always found Photo Stream a little confusing; iCloud Photos makes way more sense, and has been solid for years. However, this feature still exists, at least for most people.

Interestingly, it seems that Apple has done away with Photo Stream, at least for new accounts, according to a footnote on this page:

If you recently created your Apple ID, My Photo Stream might not be available. Use iCloud Photos to keep your photos and videos in iCloud.

Unboxing iPhone 12 Pro Accessories »

I just got done with a Twitch stream unboxing the iPhone 12 Pro clear case, MagSafe charger and a new USB-C charger. The video will be up for several days, if you want to see these things in action.

And yes, the MagSafe charger does charge both my iPhone 11 Pro and AirPods 2 wireless charging case.

I have big plans for my Twitch channel, so if you aren’t following it yet, now is the time.

Sponsor: TextExpander »

TextExpander removes the repetition out of work so you can focus on what matters most. Say goodbye to repetitive text entry, spelling and message errors, and trying to remember the right thing to say. TextExpander can be used in any platform, any app, anywhere you type.

A computer without TextExpander just feels incomplete to me.

Take your time back and increase your productivity. 512 Pixels readers get 20% off their first year.

Mac Power Users #558: Apple Hardware Season, with Zac Hall »

This week on Mac Power Users:

Zac Hall from 9to5Mac and Space Explored joins David and Stephen to talk about the state of the Apple Watch’s software and hardware, as well as Apple’s new iPhones.

Hard to believe there’s still more Apple news to go this fall!

My thanks to our sponsors this week:

  • 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You don’t have to worry about that anymore.
  • Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MPU at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase.
  • Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code MPU to get 30% off. Offer expires on January 31, 2021, and can be used only once.
  • Indeed: Get a free $75 credit to boost your job post.

On Apple Watch Family Setup »

Dan Seifert, The Verge:

The most interesting thing is Apple’s new Family Setup service, which lets parents provision an Apple Watch for their kids to use. They can choose what apps and services their kids can access, who they can call or send messages to, and track their location through GPS. Even if you’re not a parent, the new Family Setup service is interesting because it gives us an idea of what a truly standalone Apple Watch could be.

For the past few weeks, I’ve strapped an Apple Watch SE to my eight-year-old child to see what the new Family Setup service is like to use in the real world (or at least as real of an experience as I can get in the middle of pandemic lockdown). Here’s what I’ve learned.