Liftoff #104: A Beautiful Rocket Butterfly »

This time on Liftoff:

As 2024 gets closer and closer, NASA is hard at work on SLS and Orion, but is also partnering with several companies to move several projects forward in parallel. Stephen and Jason then mark the passing of NASA’s first Flight Director, Chris Kraft.

This weekend, Jason and I will be in Houston visiting Johnson Space Center. Excited to share about that on our next episode.

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LG UltraFine 5K Revived with USB-C (Updated) »

Benjamin Mayo at 9to5Mac:

Apple is now selling a new generation of the 5K LG UltraFine display. For the first time, the 5K UltraFine is now compatible with the iPad Pro, finally offering a 5K display option for 2018 iPad Pro users.

Previously, the 5K UltraFine display would only work over Thunderbolt. Now, it can output 5K over USB-C DisplayPort, which means it can now work with any of Apple’s current Mac and iPad Pro lineup.

My wife uses the UltraFine 4K with her MacBook Air, and while the enclosure is a little clumsy, the panel looks great. I’d still love to see Apple put one of these in a thinner iMac case, but this looks like the best option for those who want to use an external display with their Mac.

Update: According to a new support document from Apple, this display is limited to 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz when used on a pure USB-C system, such as the iPad Pro or the 12-inch MacBook, or when connected to a Thunderbolt 2 system, like the 2013 Mac Pro. I think it’s fair to say this is still a Thunderbolt 3 display, just with a USB-C compatibility mode now in place.

Mac Power Users #493: My Life is an Edge Case, with TJ Luoma »

This week on Mac Power Users:

Pastor and Apple nerd TJ Luoma returns to the show to catch David and Stephen up on his journey with Apple’s notebooks and the iPad, before sharing some of the apps that he uses every day to make his work more efficient, and his explorations in Internet filtering and content blocking.

It was great catching up with TJ. He’s doing the Lord’s work (literally, I suppose) when it comes to the Mac and iPad in ministry.

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Connected #252: Full Oracle Mode »

This week on the show:

Federico has concerns about dummy units of the next iPhone. Stephen is troubled by the icon used for Software Update in macOS. Both of them receive a visit from a mystic being named Myke. Oh, and it’s World Emoji Day!

All of that, plus a conversation about Apple’s rumored entrance into the world for paywalled podcast content and a rumor about the six color Apple logo making a comeback.

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Liftoff #103: Apollo 11 »

Big week on Liftoff:

50 years ago, humans first set foot on the moon. The work of the crew of Apollo 11 has inspired people for five decades, and their legacy continues to shine on today. In this episode, Stephen and Jason discuss three aspects of the mission that aren’t as well known, including Neil Armstrong’s brush with death in a training exercise, the science performed by the crew during their lunar EVA, and the astronauts’ less-than-glamorous welcome back to Earth.

I am very proud of how this episode came out. With so much great Apollo 11 content out there, I think we were able to dig into some areas that most people don’t know much about.

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