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(Sponsor) Loopback: Powerful cable-free audio routing

With Loopback it’s trivial to pass audio from one application to another on your Mac. Need to play a recording into Zoom? Add sound effects into a podcast? Include music in a streamed event? Loopback gives you the power to do just that with just a few clicks. It’s like a high-end mixing board, right inside your Mac. Loopback creates virtual audio...

First, do no Harmony ↦

Late on Friday, as befits disappointing news, Logitech announced that it would be discontinuing its Harmony remote line: While Harmony remotes are and continue to be available through various retailers, moving forward Logitech will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes. We expect no impact to our customers by this announcement. We plan to...

Apple is running out of chances to get gaming right (Macworld/Dan Moren)

Apple has made several attempts to make a go of the game market over the years—anyone remember when Apple had Game Evangelists? Pippin? Game Sprockets? And each and every time, just like boss battles in classic Nintendo games, those efforts have largely been futile. Gaming has so often seemed like an afterthought for Apple, paid lip service while the...

(Sponsor) Magic Lasso Adblock

My thanks to Magic Lasso Adblock for sponsoring Six Colors this week. Magic Lasso Adblock is an efficient and high performance ad blocker for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. It runs as a native Safari content blocking extension, and blocks intrusive ads, pop ups and trackers while speeding up your overall web experience and saving battery life. Browsing can...

6C Podcast: April 9, 2021

No AirTags, driving to the Apple Store, and why you might not need your own wiki.… Become a member to listen to our exclusive weekly podcast and get more benefits.

Apple adds support for third parties to Find My network ↦

Apple Newsroom: Apple today introduced the updated Find My app, allowing third-party products to use the private and secure finding capabilities of Apple’s Find My network, which comprises hundreds of millions of Apple devices. The Find My network accessory program opens up the vast and global Find My network to third-party device manufacturers...

(Podcast) The Rebound 336: Remember ALF?

Tim Cook was on a podcast. But not this podcast.Go to the podcast page.

(Podcast) Clockwise 393: The Sprinkles of Success

Apple’s latest Arcade updates, LG exits the smartphone market, rumors of an iMac with a bigger display, and our automation and Stream Deck experiences.Go to the podcast page.

The perfect to-do system is a mirage ↦

Here’s Brent Simmons on chasing the perfect organizational system: Here’s what you need to know: it’s a mirage…. There’s no getting out of this fact: these apps are all going to take more constant input from you than you’d wish for. They don’t take away the need for some amount of self-discipline to use them effectively. I’m not going to...

Safari is the Loneliest Browser (Member Post)

A few years ago, I switched from Chrome back to Safari, wanting a more fluid experience between my Macs and iOS devices. While I now enjoy having my bookmarks, tabs and history everywhere I go — as long as iCloud is working — there is one Chrome feature that I wish Safari would swipe: multiple profiles. In short, this feature is designed to let you...

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