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(Podcast) Upgrade #263: Extra Professional

maandag 16 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week Upgrade turns five and we’re waiting for our new Apple hardware to arrive. But there’s still time to reflect on last week’s announcements, deal with a flood of Apple TV+ news, ponder Apple’s fragmented OS release schedule, carefully examin…

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Five

maandag 16 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Five years ago today, Six Colors launched, along with my embargoed notes about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the first episode of Upgrade. For the last five years I have been privileged to be able to write and speak about my chosen area of exp…

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13 Features of iOS 13: QuickPath keyboard

maandag 16 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The iPhone’s software keyboard literally 1 reinvented the way we enter text on smartphones: not just because it eschewed the hardware keyboard for a software-based model, but also because of the variety of smart technologies it incorporated, such as…

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The U1 chip in the iPhone 11 is the beginning of an Ultra Wideband revolution

vrijdag 13 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Apple likes talking about the awesome chips it designs for its iPhones, but it hates even hinting at products it hasn’t yet announced. The new U1 chip—introduced with the iPhone 11 but never mentioned on stage at Tuesday’s iPhone event—strikes at th…

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Apple is making its iPhones last longer. That’s a good thing (Macworld)

vrijdag 13 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

A cynic might argue that prolonging the lifetime of its smartphones runs counter to Apple’s interests. After all, the sooner iPhones break down, the sooner customers have to pony up the cash for a new one. For years, conspiracy theories of “planned …

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(Podcast) Rebound 255: Frogger With a Giant Baby

donderdag 12 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Hey, there was an Apple event! We discuss the company’s big announcements, from new iPhones (Dan’s getting one), to new Apple Watches (John’s getting one), to Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. Plus, we discuss the wackiness of Apple’s software releases, a…

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(Podcast) Clockwise #311: A Ten Buck Case on a Thousand Dollar Phone

woensdag 11 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week, on the 30-minute show where time is a flat circle—and so is a donut?—Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Paul Kafasis and Scholle McFarland to discuss whether smartphone updates are hitting diminishing returns, how interested we ar…

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What's the ultimate Apple TV+ goal? ↦

woensdag 11 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Natalie Jarvey and Lesley Goldberg of The Hollywood Reporter have an analysis of Apple’s TV+ announcements Tuesday: Despite its low price — which includes access for up to six family members — Apple’s biggest challenge may be in convincing users…

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The 2019 iPhone event: Hits and misses

woensdag 11 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The 2019 iPhone event is in the books. Before I pass out, I thought I’d do a quick run-through of some (but by no means all!) of my post-event thoughts, organized through the narrow, cruel lens of hits and misses. There will be more, I’m sure, l…

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Hands on with the iPhone 11 cameras (Macworld)

woensdag 11 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

When it comes to smartphone features, photography reigns supreme. The iPhone 11’s camera was the main focus of the most prominent product images in Apple’s iPhone event Tuesday, and consumed the most overall time on stage. The iPhone 11 features maj…

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iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, oh my: Initial impressions of Apple's announcements

dinsdag 10 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

While Jason is out getting his hands on all these fancy new devices, I’ve been sitting at home, quietly mulling over Apple’s announcements of the day. 1 So, with the understanding that I only saw what everybody else did on the stream, and have been…

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Live from Cupertino: Apple's 2019 iPhone event

dinsdag 10 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Jason is in attendance at the Steve Jobs Theater! We’ll post updates at our Twitter account, @sixcolorsevent, as the event goes on. Tweets by sixcolorsevent

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Apple rejiggers App Store algorithm to feature its apps less ↦

maandag 9 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Apple has changed up the search algorithm for its App Store in order to feature fewer of its own apps—especially unrelated ones. Over at The New York Times, Jack Nicas and Keith Collins have a story about the changes, including a chat with Apple exe…

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Three things that probably won’t show up at next week’s Apple event (Macworld)

vrijdag 6 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Welcome to the calm before the storm. Apple is readying its announcements for its annual fall event next week and the rumors and whispers have started to coalesce around what we’ll likely see trotted out: new iPhones, including better camera feature…

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The magic of the Command key ↦

donderdag 5 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Glenn Fleishman, writing for Macworld: A colleague on Twitter asked a reasonable question and many people chimed in with the same query: When viewing a list of results in a Spotlight search in the Finder, how do you jump to see the item in the c…

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The rest of my Sept. 10 event wishlist

donderdag 5 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This is Tim Cook, at last year’s iPhone event. Earlier today Macworld posted my pre-event 2019 iPhone Wish List. But there’s more to an iPhone event than just the iPhone. Here, then, are some other items I’m hoping we see next Tuesday. Apple Wat…

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(Podcast) Clockwise #310: I Don't Know Why This Is Dungeon Themed

woensdag 4 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week, on the 30-minute tech podcast that’s time-stamped for freshness, Dan and Mis are joined by special guests Quinn Rose and Aleen Simms to discuss what new hardware we’d to see Apple announce next week, who should make a deal with TikTok to …

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A 2019 iPhone wish list (Macworld)

woensdag 4 september 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

We’re less than a week away from Apple’s latest fall media event, and that means it’s the last opportunity for us all to straddle the worlds of cold, hard reality and the fantastic scenarios where everything we dream about Apple releasing could stil…

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Google uncovers a significant iPhone security exploit ↦

vrijdag 30 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

In general, iOS has been seen as the most secure consumer platform around. Zero-day exploits have historically been limited and very narrowly targeted, usually by state-sponsored actors. Earlier this year, Google uncovered a series of vulnerabilit…

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The Kindle is fine. It could've been much more than that.

donderdag 29 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

I’ve written extensively about how much I love my Kindle. I prefer to read on it than to read on an iPad or iPhone, which is why I keep buying Kindles even though I could definitely read on an iOS device without any trouble. The reflective E-Ink …

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Apple expands its third-party repairs program ↦

donderdag 29 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

On Thursday Apple announced that it’s expanding its third-party repair program to allow independent repair businesses who aren’t Apple Authorized Service Providers to have access to parts, tools, and more: There is no cost to join Apple’s indepe…

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