Essential Apple Podcast 43: Apple Solves The Soggy Bottom Pizza Crisis

Simon followed through… with dropping one of the tech giants and gives us an update on living an “alternative” lifestyle. Mark discovers Amazon Prime Reading and we talk how to use the internet without the eyes of the Government’s “snooper’s charter” bearing down on you.

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Essential Apple Show 21: 1Password’s Chris De Jabet (pronounced Day-zhah-bay)

Now that all the fuss has died down, the world has come to terms with the demise of the headphone jack we can now start looking fowards the iPhone 10 and continue to wonder why has Apple left the Mac Pro untouched for 400 days.

Joining me this week is 1Password’s very own Communicator in Brief Chris De Jabet. We talk the new iPhone, new Apple Watch and go into the finer points of using 1Password, the introduction of the new subscription mode and find out more about the inner workings of Agile Bits.

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Essential Apple Podcast 19: Don..gle… Forget About Me

What was more surprising, Mario coming to iOS, realtime iWorks colab or the removal of the headphone port? Either way it was one hell of an exciting Apple event with Phil Schiler taking up most of the screen time. We recorded our reactions right after the show in this episode of the Essential Apple Podcast.

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This weeks talking points:

Mario is coming to iOS

Holy crap – Mario coming to the App Store even if its just an auto runner in Portrait mode online. Aimed at one handed play, New battle mode called road rally. One price. No in app purchase.

iWork Realtime Colaboration demo by Susan Prescott.

  • Works with and Apple device and via browser.
  • Pics weren’t moved but looks interesting especially as quip was purchased by sales force.
  • Relase Date Anyone?

Apple Watch.

  • Second place to Rolex in terms of revenue.
  • Top selling smart watch.
  • Apple Watch comes top in JD power study. Apple is failing tho right because they dont have anything in the fitbit price range?

Up on stage is Jeff Williams to talk about Pokèmon go on Apple Watch but what was that small thing he dropped in that looked like a 3rd party product annoucement. Did that look a bit sheepish to anyone else?

Pokemon walks are now recorded as workouts.

Apple Watch series 2

  • Swim proof. Water resistant 50 meters.
    • Redesigned speaker system. Uses the speaker to eject the water.
    • 700 swimmers of all types to create an algorithm to measure pool swim and open water swim.
    • Pace. Distance and calorie burn. Tailors to you.
  • 2nd gen SIP
    • Dual core. 50% faster
    • Gpu. Up to 2x faster
    • Night sky running at 60 fps
  • New 2ng gen display
    • 1000 nits
    • Apples brightest display ever
  • Built in Gps
    • Gps accurate pace and distance.
    • Color codes map to show various speed.
  • New case
    • Aluminium. Stainless steel and ceramic!
    • 4 times harder than stainless steel.

No mention of battery life other than a trail demo and a mention of 5 hours walking time. Obviously thats from full charge. Wonder what battery life will be like after a day of normal usage. Partnered with Nike but that wont be out till October.

iPhone 7

  • High gloss black finish. It’s the Teflon edition.
  • Home button.
    • Force sensitive Taptic.
    • Programmable by third party apps.
  • Water and dust resistant.
    • Ip67 standard.
  • Camera
    • Optical image stab in all iPhone models
    • 1.8 aperture
    • 12 megapixel sensor 30% more efficient.
    • Quad led True Tone flash.
    • 100 billion operations in 25 milliseconds.
    • Imagine stability in Live Photos
    • Raw dmg files
    • 7mp FaceTime camera.
  • iPhone 7 plus camera
    • 2 x 12 mp camera.
    • One is wide angle one telephoto.
    • Zoom feature using 2 cameras
    • Up to 10x software zoom after 2x
  • Shadow depth of field.
    • Bokè
    • Used in portrait mode
    • Real time preview.
  • Best camera made in any smartphone.
  • Audio
    • Stereo speakers.
    • Top and bottom
    • 2 x louder w increase dynamic range.
  • EarPods
    • Lightning.
    • Dac.
    • Jbl reflex aware. Adaptive noise cancellation.
    • Adaptive. Lightning to mini phono free.
    • Courage to move on and do something that betters all of us.
    • Maintaining an ancient bit analogue connection.
    • A vision for how audio should work
  • Wireless
    • Apple air pods
    • New W1 chip
    • It sensors detect when in ear.
    • Motion accelerometer. Siri double tap.
    • Beam forming microphones.
    • 5 hours listening.
    • Charging case of 24 hours
    • Intelligent switching between devices.
    • Put EarPods near iPhone and they connect.
    • No pairing or un pairing.
    • New beats headphones beats solo 3 wireless. 40 hours
    • Power beats 3 wireless
    • Beats x (cheap ones)
  • Apple Pay
    • Japan FeliCa nfc comparability.
    • Apple Pay late October.
  • Performance
    • A10 fusion.
    • Four core cpu
    • 2 cores 40% faster than A9
    • 2 cores. High efficient running at 1/5 the power. Used for emails.
    • Apple designed performance controller.
    • Graphics six core graphics 50% faster than a9. 3x faster than a8
  • Battery
    • 2 hours longer than the 6 s
  • Installment plans.
    • iPhone upgrade program.
    • $32 a month
    • Available in U.K.
    • September 9th pre order. Shipping 1 week later.
  • EarPods at $159

And that about covers all we talked about. This week I’ve cheated on the show notes, using our colaborated notes from the event.

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Essential Apple Podcast 18: Apple Security New iCloud Options And External Graphics Cards

The team assemble once again this week to take a look at the last 7 days in the world of Apple in the unique, around a table in a pub style. Well we wish we were in the pub.

  • Apple fixes serious security flaw after UAE dissident’s iPhone targeted – Reuters
  • Apple Signs Deal With Cash Money Records – iClarified
  • EE to Offer 6 Months Of Apple Music To New And Upgrading Customers : EssentialApple.com
  • Apple Inc. Press Releases: Apple Music Festival to Light Up London with 10 Nights of Spectacular Performances This September – iGenius
  • 10 lesser known features in iOS 10
  • Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month. Link 
  • Apple Quietly Acquired Personal Heath Data Startup Gliimpse – iPhone in Canada
  • By singling out Apple over taxes, Brussels is abusing its own rules – The Telegraph
  • Wolfe Kickstarter aims to bring external GPUs to MacBook Pro lineup – iThinkDifferent
  • Lord Myners criticises Government green light of ARM sale – The Telegraph

Nemos hardware store

CableJive

CableJive PowerPortz
high power car charge, dual USB car charge, 4 port USB, 4 iPad iPod iPhone Charge

CableJive DockXtender
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Essential Apple Podcast 017: On Nothing More Than Just An iPhone

A different show this week where I’m joined by a fellow Ferrite user, kyle from the Tabletop Champions podcast (iTunes) to talk through how it’s possible to record, edit and publish a podcast using your iOS device and the rather excellent Ferrite for iOS app

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If you have ever wondered about how to create, edit and publish a podcast using nothing more than your iPhone, iPad or iPod you’ll want to give this episode a listen we cover:

Equipment: The gear we use:
Recording : Dealing with multiple participants on a Skype calls and how to get everyone in synch. What file formats to use for both pre and post processing.

Editing: Normalisation, compression, filters, noise gates and some handy hints for editing with Ferrite.

Publishing. Hosting, stats and a solution for cost effective, unlimited podcast hosting.

We also talk Apple, those darn headphone rumours which won’t go away and some ideas for an OLED status bar.

Apps mentioned in the show

Ferrite: Ferrite combines the ease-of-use of a “voice memo” audio recorder, with a versatile multi-track editing studio — and powerful additional tools like effects & automation available when you need them.

WorkFlow: Workflow is your personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Opinion: The world’s only easy to use podcast maker. Record, edit and publish online for free – ready for Twitter, Facebook, iTunes Podcast Directory, and any listening app!

Kyle’s Info:
Kyle, @Fung on Twitter
Edits @TabletopChamps and @TabletopGo
Tabletop Champions – “Real Play” 5th edition dungeons and dragons podcast

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Essential Apple Podcast 016. I Can Sing A Rainbow Too…

Another week and another Apple round up. A fake iPhone gives Mark an idea, Barry’s waiting to record Parkopedia fall outs and Karl tries to keep us on track about this self driving car stuff. This week’s Worth A Chirp gives a shout out to customer service, Fitness and once again 1Password. 

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This Week’s Talking Points

  • Today’s iPhone 7 leak reveals sleek black handset – TrustedReviews
  • Apple Partners with Parkopedia, Allowing Users to Find Parking Spaces & Garages, Even Reserve Parking Right From Apple Maps – </geek.0>
  • Tim Cook says Apple won’t repatriate money to US ‘until there’s a fair rate’ – CNBC
  • Intel will start building ARM-based smartphone chips – The Verge
    Intel Inside Does the the younger generation recognise Intel as a brand ?
    Apparently Jim Parsons does Intel adds so they might.- YouTube
  • Discussion:- BBC reports that Ford talking about self driving cars (no steering wheel!!) coming in 2021 and Volvo talking about testing self driving cars next year. Are Apple going to do their sit back and then trump all with a car or do we think that its more likely they will still partner with car manufacturers and stick to the software. 

Nemos Hardware Store

It’s not quite the end of the summer season yet and John has some equipment to help you take your iPad out on your travels with you and some rather interesting swimming goggles.

UrbanArmorGear.Com – Selection of iPad Air 2 & iPad Pro Cases : Amazon

UAG Folio iPad Air 2 Feather-Light Composite Case – Amazon

UZBL iPad 2 Cases – Amazon

Comfortable Swimming Goggles designed for Kids – Smaller Goggles For Kids Heads – Tinted – 100%UV Protection – Frogglez Amazon Link.

Worth A Chirp

  • Barry : Chillingo customer service
  • Karl : MyFitnessPal – App Store
    Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter for iOS. With the largest food database by far (over 5,000,000 foods) and amazingly fast and easy food and exercise entry, we’ll help you take those extra pounds off! And it’s FREE! There is no better diet app – period.
  • Mark : 1Password subscription

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