Who would have thought that one of the oldest model names in computers is now 25 years old. It’s amazing when you think about where it started and what its become. It went from being an all-in-one plug and play computer to a…well maybe things haven’t changed all that much after all.
Cloud computing like it or not is here to stay. The public and now computer companies are making this a fact by changing many of the ways they create computers these days and Apple isn’t immune to it either. So what is it good for and how deep should you go into it?
Through thick and thin, Mike Potter (Your Mac Eyes Only Podcast) has managed to keep the Macstock Conference going even through two years of a pandemic by going virtual. Now it’s back to full strength! Speakers and audience in the house and we have Mike Potter himself here to tell us all about it.
Artificial Intelligence chat, or AI chat, uses technology like natural language processing and machine learning to facilitate communication between humans and machines. As AI chat evolves, chatbots may become more sophisticated, capable of understanding complex conversations, emotions, and even humor. The potential impact on industries like customer service and e-commerce is enormous. And yes, this intro was written by a chatbot
Considering the M2 was just released last summer, nearly the entire Mac Line (and several of the iPads) have already switched over from the M1. So what’s left for Apple to move to the newest processor and will there be any other surprises to go along with it?
Well it’s been an interesting week in which potential calamity after calamity occurred and we’re tempted to say thank you, since not much else is really going on for us to talk about. So instead of more, “Hey how about those new HomePods that look amazingly like the ones Apple already discontinued once” or “Should I get a new Mac now or wait until the M3 miniPro UltraMax comes out?”, we’re going to talk about what to do when your worst week ever happens…without it being like, actually life threatening or anything. Because that would REALLY suck.
There’s some speculation that 2023 may be the year that the M-series Mac Pro may finally be released. There’s also lots of speculation (and a fair bit of whining) that it won’t be as expandable as some past Mac Pros were. Honestly? It probably won’t be. OODLES of audio comments including our first from the new Google voice number which will make this a SUPER long show with a lot of afters. Gaz wants to know how NFL Football teams are created.
For the plus 20 years, Apple has manufactured the vast majority of their stuff in China. Obviously they haven’t been alone in doing this, most major tech companies and many smaller ones have either moved their factories to China or gotten started there. The pandemic showed that this was a risky move as China essentially shut their entire country down for a long time, disrupting supply chains everywhere. Apple and now many others are beginning to rethink this strategy and have begun diversifying their manufacturing to other countries in the region as well.
Microsoft 365 Personal ($70 a year). 5 licenses for Microsoft Office suite on just about everything you own and includes 1TB of cloud storage. For $30 more you can include up to 6 people which each getting their own 1TB of storage.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what features an OS is offering that might be to your liking? If really any at all. So we’re going to talk about some of the main features of macOS Ventura and whether or not we’ve tried them and if we’ll use them on a daily basis. Then, make up your own mind about it.
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the podcast, not a creature was stirring but you know it won’t last. Gaz and Guy have family coming from afar. Through wind, snow, and rain, but quite comfy in their car. You heard them exclaim as the present wrappings flew, “You didn’t get Apple Care? You fool you fool!”
Two weeks away and the GMen are getting into the spirit of the season! That season being “Why the heck is it so cold and windy?” Also, it’s looking more and more like Apple is going to be forced in the EU to allow 3rd party app stores and other alternative means to procuring and installing iOS/iPadOS apps outside of Apple’s own app store.
We have just jumped into the holiday season with black Friday and all kinds of deals that really aren’t all that impressive. However, Guy has scoured the internet (at least 25 minutes of hard core searching!) and found a bunch of deals that REALLY made him want to buy stuff….but he didn’t
There seems to be little common ground around Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. It’s either the greatest thing EVAH (freedom fries for murica) or a house burning down around an oven with a chicken left in at 300 celsius. What actually is happening is mostly up for debate and your opinion is just as valid as someone else. Even if those two opinions are 180 degrees out of sync.
It’s being said that the iPhone 14 will have the same look and processor as its predecessor and in order to get the best full featured specs, you’ll need to jump to the 14 Pro. If this is true, is there really a need for iPhone 12 or 13 users to jump to a new phone?
While Tim Cook (Mr. Excitement) has been the CEO of Apple for over 10 years, he’s now getting closer to mid-60s and is probably looking past where he’ll be running things. His legacy is pretty firmly set and there’s not much more at this point he could do, so who will be next in line to run Apple? We’ll look at some of the likely candidates in the second section.
Neither Guy nor Gaz are made out of money which is a good thing since random pieces of coloured paper can’t do podcasts, but we can afford a few luxuries or items to replace current luxuries. So in the section part 2 we’re going to talk about what we have, what we’d replace it with, and why.
So many sales going on right now on Apple products from Walmart with its Walmart + Weekend sales or Amazon’s Amazon Prime Day events with HUGE discounts off Apple Products. Many pendants are saying, “Hey Apple, why don’t YOU do some of those discounts and get those shoppers on YOUR website!”. Except they’ve forgotten one important fact. Both Amazon and Walmart are still buying those products from Apple so without even cutting margins to near nothing, Apple still gets paid. Also apparently there’s a developer’s conference or something on Monday which I guess the GMen will talk about. Lastly, it’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!