Maccast 2017.02.28 - Show #604
V Opening
V Opening Music
* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles
V Sponsor: Blue Apron
V Blue Apron
V Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country.
* Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone.
* Blue Apron achieves this by supporting a more sustainable food system, setting the highest standards for ingredients and building a community of home chefs.
V We've been enjoying Blue Apron meals for a few weeks now
* Recently we had Seared Steak with roasted Brussels Sprouts, and an amazing Chicken and Rice Casserole
* But you get to pick your own choices each week and there is a huge variety. In fact, recipes are not repeated within a year, so you’ll never get bored.
* The quality and freshness of the ingredients has been amazing. It's even guaranteed. Blue Apron’s Freshness Guarantee promises that every ingredient in your delivery arrives ready to cook, or they’ll make it right.
* Blue Apron sources ingredients locally and is committed to sustainable, responsible, and regenerative food sources.
V A huge advantage for us with Blue Apron has been learning about new foods and new ways of cooking
* We are becoming better cooks and learning about new flavors and spices from a variety of regions.
* It's helping my kids become less picky eaters because they are excited to explore and try new things
* Because the meals come with step-by-step, easy to follow recipe cards and ingredient lists we are expanding our families meal choices.
* We've already planned to remake several of the meals.
V Best of all as a Maccast listener you can try out Blue Apron for free.
* Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING—by going to
* You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!
* Blue Apron. A better way to cook.
* Big thanks to Blue Apron for supporting the Maccast.
V News
V iPad Event when and what?
* Seems like this past week just reaffirmed what we already knew about Apple rumors. Pretty much no one has any idea what's going on and they just regurgitate whatever info hits the web.
V First we have Mac Otakara, they say there will be an iPad Pro event in March
* Apple will announce new 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch models.
* The 9.7 and 12.9 models will ship in March followed by the 10.5 inch model in May
* The 10.5 is the new edge-to-edge design with no home button.
V The report also mentioned Apple updating the iPhone SE at the event
* A new 128GB storage size and red color option.
* DigiTimes reported later in the week that both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models may not ship until May or June.
V Can't seem to agree on screen resolution
* Earlier reports said it would have the same resolution as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2732 x 2048) with the same pixel density of the iPad Mini (326 ppi instead of 264 ppi).
* More recent rumors claim the resolution is 2,224×1,668 pixels and will still have the pixel density of the 9.7-inch model, 264 PPI.
V All we think we know from various sources
* The 12.9-inch will get a bump to a 12-megapixel rear camera and True Tone display, like the 9.7 -inch
* The 9.7-inch will get a Smart Connector, True Tone display, four speakers, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera with True Tone flash.
* The 9.7-inch model could possibly become a new low-cost version retaining the A9X chip, with the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch getting the newer Apple A10X processor.
V Next iPhone may see in 3D
* Certainly Apple has acquired a ton of companies who are focused on facial recognition technology lately. Speculation is they want those skill sets to develop future biometric or augmented reality tech.
* This past week Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo says some of that tech might show up in a ‘revolutionary’ front camera and Infrared module.
* The idea is to have a camera that could merge the depth information with the 2D images to do all sorts of cool stuff like facial recognition, iris recognition, and yes create 3D models.
* Applications would be security enhancements and fun stuff like being able to add your face to a 3D character in a game.
* The camera would also be able to be able to detect the location and depth of objects it can see which would have some interesting applications for augmented reality, though that would be better applied on the iSight camera I think.
V Did I mention it's using fricken lasers?
* The infrared transmitter will apparently use vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser technology.
* It works by sending invisible IR light signals outwards from the phone and then detecting the signals that bounce back off of objects using the 1.4 megapixel IR receiver.
* Sony will create the front camera and the IR receiver will be made by Foxconn/Sharp.
* The software is using algorithms from PrimeSense which Apple acquired in 2013 and could be combined with facial recognition technology from Metaio which Apple acquired in 2015
* The new iPhone 8 will supposedly be an all glass edge-to-edge design with a 5.2-inch display area and a touch area replacing the home button (touch bar?) all crammed in a frame the size of the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7 (yes, the measurements add up).
* It's also being rumored that Apple could bump the RAM to 3GB and that the model will come in just two sizes 64GB and 256GB, though we had previous rumors stating the new iPhone would have more storage implying up to 512GB.
V Wallstreet journal caused a ruckus when they ran a story claiming Apple would switch from Lightning to USB-C on this years iPhone
* Snell and Gamet might have the right spin on the story. Apple including a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box instead of the Lightning to USB-A.
* The wall charger would then also have a USB-C connector (maybe use the 29W Macbook charger?). Probably not since it's larger and more than double the price.
V Apple dubs new 'spaceship' Apple Park
* Apple says their new campus is officially named Apple Park and that employees should be moving in in April.
* Construction which began in 2013 had originally targeted for completion in 2016, but numerous delays paused back the opening date.
* The new campus was built in collaboration with Foster + Partners and sits on 175 acres and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy
* Apple also preserved a 100-year old barn built in 1916, known to historians as the Glendenning Barn which is on the property which had previously been owed and used by HP.
* They will move 12,000 employees to the new campus and the move is expected to take over six months to fully complete.
* They will also be continuing construction on smaller building and facilities and continuing landscaping while the moves are in progress.
* Apple also announced that the new on-site theater for special events and announcements will be called the "Steve Jobs Theater." The theater is expected to open later this year, so should be ready for an iPhone announcement?
* The site will also feature some building open to the public including a full Apple Store and cafe.
V Apple OKs 3rd party iPhone screen repairs
* MacRumors confirmed that an internal memo changed the Apple Care warranty rules for iPhones that have had a 3rd party screen replacement.
* In the past such a repair voided your warranty.
* Now it will not so long as the warranty issue being fixed does not relate to the display itself.
* Now any repairs that are not the display would be covered after the device has been inspected and confirmed to not have any fraud or tampering.
* If the presence of any third-party part causes the repair to be unsuccessful or breaks the iPhone, Apple said customers will be required to pay the out-of-warranty cost to replace the third-party part, or the entire device if necessary.
* The new rule also seems to only apply to 3rd party screen repairs. Phone found to have a third-party aluminum enclosure, logic board, battery, Lightning connector, headphone jack, volume buttons, mute switch, sleep/wake button, and certain microphones, are still being declined for warranty service.
V Sponsor: Smile
V TextExpander for Teams
* Ok, you may already know how great TextExpander is for your personal use. You have your own workflows and snippets that you can't live without.
* But what about sharing that experience with your office, club, or work group?
* That's where TextExpander for Teams comes in. It can beef up not just your productivity, but the productivity of everyone you work with.
V With TextExpander for Teams everyone con share and use the best snippets from other members of the team
* Steve in customer service is great with custom email responses, great. Why not let everyone in the team be as good at replies as Steve and use his snippets.
* How do you find the best snippets as a team member? Well, they are all immediately accessible, and searchable, through simple abbreviations and keyboard shortcuts.
* Plus, you team can use any or computer or device because TextExpander for Teams is available on Mac, iOS, and yes, even Windows.
* Visit to start your free trial, and learn how companies such as WordPress and Desk multiply their productivity using TextExpander.
V Feedback, commentary, opinions
V Feedback on Paste and Match Style
* I made a mistake on the also show when I gave the keyboard shortcut for Paste and Match Style. I said Command+Shift+V, but it's Command+Option+Shift+V. Thanks to Cory for catching that error.
V Adam wrote in to suggest using [Keyboard Maestro](
* He's created macros for pasting any text as ALL CAPS, Sentence case, Title Case, or plain text and shared them in [this Evernote](
V Skip wrote in to say that he uses a TextExpander snippet
* You use the "Content" option and set it as 'Plain text'
* Then add in the contents of clipboard (%clipboard)
V Marcus has a different type of text replacement dilemma
* I tested this and sure enough in many web based text boxes the OS X built-in text replacements don't work
* I noticed generally in Text Area boxes it did work. But there was no consistency with text "input" boxes.
* My best guess is that maybe a javascript event might be conflicting?
* I can confirm that text Expander snippets work just fine in this situation
V A couple of listener tips
* Play tips from Sonal
* On the iTunes tip. The drop down he is referring to is in the Get Info panel for the song under the details tab.
* Right+Click the track and choose 'Get Info'
* In the Details tab of the panel you'll notice the label for the song title metadata has a couple of arrows. Click that and then you'll see you can switch it to 'Work Name' once you do that you'll see the additional fields for Work Name, Movement, and Name
V The Apple Car exists (or did)
* David sent me a Wikipedia article about the Apple car, but not the rumored "Project Titan". This one actually exists, or did back in 1915.
* The ["Apple 8"]( was an eight cylinder automobile made by the Apple Automobile Company from 1915 to 1917 and sold for $1,150.00. There was an ad in the article that targeted dealers calling it, "a car which you can sell!"
* The car maker, William Alfred Apple (Bill), was the president of of W.A. Apple Mfg. Inc in Dayton, Ohio. He became president after his father's death. In 1910 the company made auto tops for Henry Ford (The Ford Motor Company).
* [The W.A. Apple Motor Car Company](
* In my research it also seems that William could have some relation or connection to Vincent G. Apple who was in Dayton, Ohio at the same time and made electric ignition systems for Ford and also developed an electric car called the Dayton Electric.
* The Apple Car Company suffered a bad fire and ceased production.
V Interview with Scott Johnson
* Play the interview
* Scott's drawing app on iPad, [Procreate](
V The app to use an iPad Pro as a second display or like a Wacom tablet
* Scott's Thing of the Moment: [Tavern Guardians](
V Closing
V Podcast Marketplace
V Thanks to my sponsor
V Supporters
* Bandwidth for the Maccast provided by CacheFly at
* Advertising is handled by Backbeat Media at
V Keep emails coming. Audio comments.
V 281-622-4269 or 281-Mac-I-Am-9
* MacCast Forum
* Follow me on Twitter
* Checkout the page on Facebook