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.
So you release an app and it goes to the top of the app store charts world wide. You leave your job to become a full time developer and what happens next. This happened to Dean Murphy the developer of the content blocking app Crystal. IN this episode of the Essential Apple podcast we catch up with him to see how interesting life has been since the release of his app.
Something slightly different this week. Karl and Barry take on the world of Apple stories this week in a very much unplugged version of the Essential Apple Podcast
Pah, who needs the regular crew to deal with the world of Apple and the tech we like when you can have GazMac from the Mymac.com podcast and Tim Robertson from the Techfan.com podcast. Discussing headphones, amazon, patents and Top Gear.
With one of our regulars working out the best placement for a lawnchair and the other riding around southern France looking for property we put together a list for guests to come on the show and ended up calling GazMaz from the MyMac show. We discuss the week after WWDC and a whole lot of other tangents as well.
Editing a podcast on iOS has just gotten a whole lot easier thanks to a new feature in Ferrite Recording Studio. From the development team Wooji Juice, Ferrite is a nicely featured but not over burdened recording and editing studio aimed at pod casters.
Recently I've been embracing the paperless way of life whenever possible. I'm on-line for filling out time sheets, saving copies of bank statements for my account manager and numerous other tasks, most of which are performed using the rather excellent Scanner from Readable. Now Dropbox have gone ahead and added a scanning feature to their latest iOS update to make like easier.
I have no issue with Apple’s earbuds other than I’ve never had a pair that managed to stay inside my lug holes for any extended period of time. In fact I often notice folks walking along nonchalantly sporting the famous white earbuds that appear to be glued to their ears without any issues and it has always caused me a pang of jealousy.