Maccast 2017.01.05

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 598. Apple expansion in Asia. iPhone cameras may go vertical in 2017. Apple led holiday device activation. Apple’s first AI Research Paper. Possible battery issues for AirPods? Consumer Reports stands by MacBook Pro battery report. New iOS “Theater” mode. The disappointment of the TV app. Networks, mesh vs. wi-fi extenders. AirPods lost and stolen. International iCloud security hassle.

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  1. Bob C | Jan 06 2017 - 09:41

    A tip for Airpods. Credit to John Gruber, it works.
    Rather than pinch and lift, press one finger against either pod -from the inside- outward. Repeat for the other pod.
    Thumb or index finger works fine.

    I am amazed with the AirPods. Have then a week now. They sound great, even for music. They are so light, let ambient sound through for safety, and never fall out. I’m particularly happy with how fast they recharge in the floss box!

    I don’t particularly mind the lack of diversity in tap controls, although it would be great if that could happen.

  2. Roy Wagner | Jan 11 2017 - 06:02

    Regarding AppleTV and the single logon that it promoted, the first app that I decided to recently add was Crackle. We’ll, the first thing itt asked me to do was to link to the Crackle site to activate it with a code

  3. Roy Wagner | Jan 11 2017 - 06:37

    Continued from previous comment:

    … and then it asked for profile information. Apple could have automatically processed ALL that information. Very frustrating.

    Agree with you, Apple should be able to search and ge information from HBO, Netflix and Amazon content even if you don’t directly have apps for them. Steve Jobs would have gotten access to it.

    When I use Siri to search for TV or movie information, all I seem to get is Apple self promoting info to rent or buy from iTunes. I agree with you, AppleTV is not vey useful and very frustrating.

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