Maccast 2014.06.14

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 491. More iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite features. iWatch predicted to be huge. iPhone 6 rumors continue. Apple cracking down on “bad” App behavior. 2013 MacBook Air SMC update. Apple allows for Lighting Headphones. Apple expands iTunes Radio “radio” stations. New iMacs next week? Apple replaces iPhone charges in Europe. A little WWDC feedback. SSD upgrade in my Macbook Pro. The case of the missing SSD. No floating time zone in Reminders. Memory “vampires”. Configure an older Airport in OS X Mavericks

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  1. Tony V | Jun 16 2014 - 09:53

    I’m listening to the podcast and I wanted to comment on a request you had about getting feedback for people who use the Msoft Surface with the split screen feature. This is around 34:06 in the podcast.

    I do use it quite a bit for work. I teach online occasionally. One nice feature is to have the desktop up on the right side of the screen and using the pdf app on the left side of the screen when grading. I use the Surface Pro with pen support. On the left side, I grade a worksheet or exam and write my comments while on the right side of the screen, I have my solutions posted or some other helpful reference.

    I also use the feature when reading e-mail. If I open an e-mail with a video, picture, or pdf attachment, it opens up automatically in split screen. Therefore I am able to continue to work in my e-mail while evaluating the attachment. I wouldn’t say that this makes me more productive, but I have found the feature handy in certain scenarios.

    I wouldn’t say that this is a feature that I need. But I have found it useful.

  2. Patrick Smith | Jun 18 2014 - 11:38

    Adam, As a faithful, long time listener to the MacCast, you have always offer tips and ideas that are useful. Thank you for mentioning the Corey J. Mahler’s Airport Utility 5.6.1. Like you, I have an older Airport Extreme that works perfectly and was not ready to give in to buy a new one. I agree, Apple should do the right thing and design a utility to work with older WiFi devices. I downloaded the Airport Unity 5.6.1 and it fixed the issue. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed and up to date.