MacCast 02.15.2016 - Show #338
V Opening
V Opening Music
* Music is "Say Anything" by Manda and the Marbles
* Band's MySpace page
V Sponsor
V Circus Ponies
* Notebook for Mac and iPad
V Collecting disparate bits of data and info.
* Redecorating a room
* Web links, photos of samples, notes, to do lists, diagrams, scanned receipts & pdfs
* Separate sections for a whole house
* Free trial of Notebook for the desktop.
V News
V Apple opens up subscriptions
* Publishers can offer outside payments, but also need to support in-app at the same price
V Have until June 30th to comply
* Kindle and other eBook apps may have issue
* Unsure about services like Hulu or Netflix.
V Apple features
* review and manage all of their subscriptions from their personal account page, including canceling the automatic renewal of a subscription
* Apple takes 30%
* Publishers can can choose to provide free access to existing subscribers who buy outside the app (but I assume would be required to offer in app purchases).
* Publishers may no longer provide links in their apps (to a web site, for example) which allow the customer to purchase content or subscriptions outside of the app
V Privacy and information
* When purchasing a subscription through the App Store will be given the option of providing the publisher with their name, email address and zip code when they subscribe.
* Information will be used under the publishers privacy policy
* Publishers can request additional if the customer opts in
V Elle and Popular Science already updated
* Includes "free" digital option for existing subscribers
* Reactions haven't been all too positive
* Google countered with OnePass
V iWeb 3.0.3 and Aperture 3.1.1 Updates
V iWeb 3.0.3
* Addresses an issue when using the iSight Movie widget on certain Macs
* Addresses an issue publishing iWeb sites using FTP
* Improves compatibility with Mac OS X
V Aperture 3.1.1
* Addresses overall stability/performance issues
* Fixes for compatibility with the iLife Media Browser
* Improves reliability when upgrading existing Aperture libraries
* Addresses issues with publishing photos to MobileMe, Facebook and Flickr.
V iWork '11 soon?
* Posted as available on February 19th on Best Buy's Mexico site
V New Macbook Pro rumors
* Possibly due in March
V Injection molded unibody case using the LiquidMetal technology
* Up to 20% lighter
* 20% better battery life
V Using Intel's Sandy Bridge technology
* Had issues related to SATA controllers
* Possibly delayed Macbook Pros
* Lower pricing
V Modular Bays
* Allow for easy swapping of optical or SSD, SATA
V iPhone 5 speculation, smaller iPhone
V iPhone 5
V Rumors of a larger 4" screen
* Would be edge to edge or need a larger form factor than the iPhone 4
* Doesn't make sense to me.
V NFC support
* Deutsche Telekom showed a slide on NFC support with an image of an iPhone
* Faster processor (A5), based on ARM Cortex A9 design
* Better battery
V Better camera
* OmniVision did announce an 8MP sensor (OV8830) that would "drop in" to the iPhone 4 design.
* Backside illumination
* 1080p support
V Still the pixel sizes would be smaller and that brings noise (esp. in low light).
* OmniVision says the OV8830 has a 35% improvement in low light
* Still won't beat the current 5MP sensor
* Slide out keyboard (No way)
V Smaller iPhone "Mini"?
* Complete with other entry level smartphones
V Less storage or in-cloud only
* mobile me with media streaming
* Would need unlimited data from carriers, right?
V Apple said to be spending $7.8 billion with Samsung in 2011
* Screens and Flash memory
* Mobile processors
* LCD displays for Macbooks and Macbook Pros
V Disappointing ViPhone Sales
* BGR did some informal checks of 5 Apple retail stores (approx 1,500 from each store)
* ViPhone barely outselling the AT&T version?
* Pre-orders were reportedly 550,000 units.
V Converter numbers:
* 14% from AT&T
* 30% from Android and 25% from Blackberry
* Verizon (according to Bloomberg) is happy with sales so far, but won't give numbers
* Reports are that Verizon is handling any new data traffic just fine.
V Apple's 2011 Suppler Responsibility report
* 2011 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report
V Apple has upped the number of audits almost 25%
* 40% of the companies they audited said Apple was the only company to do so.
* Reports of underage workers, chemical poisonings, etc.
* Apple is at least doing more that most, but it's likely still not good enough.
* Nets and counseling for Foxconn workers, but the conditions aren't changing much.
* Feedback
V Feedback, Comments and Commentary
V The iPads Mac dependency
* Play comment from Mike
* Backup and updating software is really the only reason I can see.
V Converting iTunes track from Chinese
* Play question from John
* Need to crowd-source this one.
V Quick tip: Spotlight Math
* I know we've talked about it before, but here are some more tricks
* Command+C will copy result to clipboard
V Supports advanced math operators
* ^ or pow() to do "power of"
* pi, cos(), sqrt()
* In Terminal type: 'man math' (spacebar to advance, q to exit).
V iPhone Password hacking explained
* Fraunhofer iPhone security report (PDF)
* Play interview with George
* George Starcher
* Typical Mac User
* Mac OS Ken
V Closing
V Podcast Marketplace
V Thanks to my sponsors
* Circus Ponies
* Smile
* Faronics, Deep Freeze
V Keep emails coming. Audio comments.
V 281-622-4269 or 281-Mac-I-Am-9
* MacCast Forum
* Follow me on Twitter
V New Music
* "Shine" by Kevin Reeves
* From Music Alley
* Artist's site
V EOL: Invisible iPhone 4
* OK not quite as cool as an invisible jet or man, but loosen a couple screws and add some paint thinner and you got yourself a window into your iPhone 4 (via Cult of Mac).