The 12inch iPad Pro is a wonderful piece of kit. It has fast become one of my favourite pieces of Apple technology. However for the longest time it basically remained the iPad I kept at home. Both the cost of the darn thing and the insurmountable size of it made me nervous of taking it with me when I hit the road (in my case this is usually public transport as I sold my car last year). However with the recent addition of the Atlas iPad Pro case I have started to feel more comfortable taking this monstrous device out with me.
Alongside a plethora of feedback, reviews and an email we go into Apple Watch health tips and tricks, learn a few cool things about Apple maps, solve why picture messages don't show backgrounds, talk Apple news feature the three geeky ladies and fung from the tabletop champions podcast. It's a packed show this week.
Ferrite is perhaps the best way to record, edit and publish a podcast right from your iOS device and I make no secret of my liking for Ferrite. I've used it more than once to edit the Essential Apple podcast and recently did a whole show on the topic of producing a podcast just using an iPad (Ep 17: Nothing more than an iPhone). A new update is out with new features exclusively for paying customers.
It's gone. It is an ex headphone port. Apple have made the "courageous move" to get rid of the headphone socket we've had around all these years. We discuss the Apple event immediately after it's happened in this incredibly rough cut version of the podcast.
This week my guest in I discussed the best ways to start your very own pod cast using nothing more than your iOS device. If you ever wanted to start a podcast on your iPhone, learn about editing, multi-user calls and how to get onto iTunes then this episode will be for you.
Apple and UK mobile phone giant EE have stuck a deal to offer 6 months of Apple music free to new or upgrading users to the EE mobile network. People familiar with the matter have reported that the CEO of EE flew out to Cupertino to get the deal done.
Another week and a another Apple round up. A fake iPhone gives mark and idea, Barry’s waiting to recording Parkopedia fall outs and Karl tries to keep us on track about this self driving car stuff. This weeks Worth A Chirp gives a shout out to customer service, Fitness and once again 1Password.
Matts back this week, whether thats a good thing is up for discussion as is the lads trip out for a Tesla test drive. Apple working on a TV guide, using playstation controllers with your Apple TV, Apple watch news and bug fixing bounties.
A bar blocking mobile phone usage, 9 out of 10 people want / don't want a new iPhone, the bluetooth headphone saga rolls on and Kayne puts a show out to Apple, yo. All this and a few tangents taken on this weeks Essential Apple Podcast.
Gaming on the Mac is a strange beast. Take a look at some top tier games and you'll find an array of information telling you what isn’t compatible, rather than what will work. I'm looking at you X-Com 2. Running a system a couple of years old will stand you in good stead especially since Apple hasn't updated some product lines in over 300 days, but even then if you don’t have the top of the line model you may be struggling with some of the most demanding games.
With only a few weeks remaining until Apple reveals the new hardware it has been working on the tech press is naturally filled with rumours, but should we pay much attention to them?
Sometimes dealing with Siri is great, never missing a beat. Other times a knock down, drawn out battle rages on just to get the simplest thing done with Siri. How many times has Siri asked you a question to which you answer with a simple "no" only to be rewarded with "sorry I don't understand".
Sometimes things aren't obvious with Apple software none more the case than with iTunes. So if you're finally fed up with iTunes launching everytime you connect your iPhone or iPad to your system heres a quick guide on how to disable it.
Finally, some might say, the promised Apple TV Remote app has been released to the general public after being part of the iOS 10 developer Beta since WWDC.
The app is new and not an upgrade, is iPhone only mimicking the look and functionality of the Siri remote bundled with the latest Apple TV yet has some sizeable differences.
Every week on the Essential Apple podcast you'll always hear us mention to review or rate the show. We read them all out of course but it's not too obvious on how you leave a rating for us. Here's our simple guide on how to do just that.
Holiday season is here and yet whilst it might be the season to be chiling out, maxing and being all cool, trying to book your holiday / day break / long weekend travel can be a royal pain in the butt.
Taking public transport, leaves you working out that thorny equation of price vs time vs aggravation. GoEuro aims to take the pain out of this, and it has one feature to make it stand out from other similar apps.
In the week where Apple met their own expectations, iPhone sales decline but iPad's show some promise (finally) I'm joined by Karl and Dean (crystal.io) to talk all things Apple, Tesla and other randomness including Karls Champagne confession.
Looking for something for the weekend. Well you won't go much dar wrong with this game from the might rock gods known as Iron Maiden.
This week it's all about iOS 10, the year of only 2 iPhones, Apple doing good for the music industry, problems in Tehran and of course.... Pokémon Go.