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Galaxy Note 10 vs. iPhone 11: How Apple could fight Samsung's flagships (Tom's Guide)

maandag 12 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The same smartphone back-and-forth seems to happen at this time every year. Samsung unveils its latest Galaxy Note models, and then we wait a few weeks to see how they compare to whatever Apple is cooking up. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pl…

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(Sponsor) MailSteward

zaterdag 10 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

My thanks to MailSteward for sponsoring Six Colors this week. Email is inevitable. It is a record of our lives going back decades. I still have emails from as far back as 2005 that I refer to regularly, when I can find them. MailSteward is a powerf…

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CarPlay in iOS 13 is a huge upgrade ↦

vrijdag 9 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

We recently upgraded the car stereo in our Honda Civic Hybrid to a CarPlay receiver, which means I finally have a moving car with CarPlay. (All of my experiences with CarPlay up to this point have either been via a CarPlay box wired to an external p…

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Samsung introduces Galaxy Book S ↦

woensdag 7 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

At Wednesday’s Samsung Unpacked event, the company unveiled a new ARM-based Windows 10 laptop. Chaim Gartenberg at The Verge: Samsung says that this version of the Galaxy Book should have “40 percent greater CPU performance, 80 percent greater g…

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How Apple reinvents its core business to keep growing (Macworld)

woensdag 7 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Last week, Apple’s Q3 2019 financial results caused a bit of a hubbub because iPhone revenue was—for the first time in seven years—less than half of Apple’s overall revenue. The cause is a slowdown in iPhone sales combined with dramatic growth in tw…

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(Sponsor) This week's sponsor: MailSteward

dinsdag 6 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Whether you’re running a business or simply your own household, you know how important e-mail is. It is nothing less than the record of your life — personal and professional — over decades. MailSteward gives you the ability to archive, search, ret…

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(Podcast) Upgrade #257: The Amount of Money Available on the Planet

dinsdag 6 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Commerce is in the air as Apple reports more money for wearables and services and less money for the iPhone, and begins to roll out the Apple Card. How does Apple react strategically as a company to financial incentives, and does Apple’s success in …

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Startup seeks to fill cellular dead spots via satellite ↦

vrijdag 2 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This is an interesting idea. Loren Grush at The Verge reports on a startup that’s planning on patching holes in the traditional cellular network from space: The objective isn’t to completely replace the need for cell towers on the ground, though…

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Apple suspends human Siri monitoring ↦

vrijdag 2 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Apparently stung by criticism over a program that involved human beings listening to Siri audio samples, Apple has announced that it is temporarily suspending the program and will allow users to choose whether to participate in the future. Matthew P…

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Kindle Oasis (third-generation) review: Easy on the eyes

donderdag 1 augustus 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The new Oasis is identical to the older second-generation model, except for its adjustable color temperature. I read all my books on a Kindle, and the $250 Kindle Oasis is the model I prefer. It’s not for everyone—the $130 Kindle Paperwhite is a be…

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This is Tim: Transcript of Apple's 2019 third quarter analyst call

dinsdag 30 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

[Here’s a transcript of Apple’s latest quarterly phone call with analysts, updating live. Apologies—we missed the first minute or two and will add it later.] Tim Cook’s opening statement …all new Apple TV app in over 100 countries, bringing to…

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(Podcast) Upgrade #256: The Billion Dollar Show

maandag 29 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The trouble with Apple sending Siri audio to human beings, macOS Catalina’s overly aggressive approach to app security, and the possibility of Apple introducing a $3000 laptop cast a little bit of a pall on the Summer of Fun this week. But cheer up—…

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Apple should make authentication its next killer app (Macworld)

vrijdag 26 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

When it comes to security, we often think primarily of protecting our data: encrypting it to make sure that nobody else can access it. But just as important as that is the concept of authentication: proving that we are who we say we are. Apple has …

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Apple buys Intel's modem business for $1B - here's why (Tom's Guide)

donderdag 25 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

So many stories in the tech world are of the you-couldn’t-predict-it variety, but not the news that Apple is spending $1 billion to buy Intel’s cellular modem business. In the aftermath of Apple abandoning Intel for Qualcomm and Intel announcing its…

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(Podcast) Rebound 248: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em

donderdag 25 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week, on the irreverent tech podcast that never stops recording, the gang’s together again as they discuss Apple’s unsurprising plans to buy Intel’s modem business, the awakening of the antitrust leviathan, and why everybody who’s name isn’t Le…

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How a 16-Inch Macbook Pro sets the table for ARM MacBooks (Macworld)

woensdag 24 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

A 16-inch MacBook Pro with reduced bezels and possibly a new keyboard design is coming in October, according to a report in the Economic Daily News relayed by 9to5Mac. Most notable in this latest suggestion of Apple’s next-generation laptop is the p…

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(Podcast) Clockwise #304: Grime Crime

woensdag 24 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

This week, on the half-hour tech show where we have our show, Dan is joined by special guests Lisa Schmeiser, Kathy Campbell, and James Thomson to discuss whether big fines and antitrust investigations have their effects on tech companies, how often…

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WSJ: Apple planning to buy Intel's modem business ↦

dinsdag 23 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Dana Cimilluca, Cara Lombardo and Tripp Mickle of The Wall Street Journal report that Apple and Intel are discussing a $1 billion transaction that would give Apple ownership of Intel’s (abandoned) modem business, including intellectual property: …

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(Podcast) Upgrade #255: Peacock Plus

maandag 22 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

There’s a lot of streaming media news in the mix this week, as Apple is rumored to be pondering premium podcasts and Netflix loses subscribers just at the moment its stiffest competition yet is about to arrive. But that’s all just a prelude to our s…

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Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Guidance Computer ↦

zaterdag 20 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

The Guardian’s Zoë Corbyn has a great interview with Margaret Hamilton, who led the software team that worked on the remarkable Apollo guidance computers. Hamilton tells an amazing story about a bug that she noticed—or to be more accurate, her dau…

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'From the Earth to the Moon' returns in HD ↦

zaterdag 20 juli 2019 in Six Colors (Mac algemeen)

Like me, Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall is celebrating the return of a must-watch miniseries—HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon”—which has been released in a new HD version to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing: …

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