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Writing about Apple and other stuff by Jason Snell.

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Apple TV+ signs Jon Stewart ↦

In a big coup for Apple TV+, the service has signed a deal with longtime “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart to host a series of hourlong single-subject TV shows. Lacey Rose of The Hollywood Reporter has the details: The show, which will run for multiple seasons, puts Stewart back in the anchor’s chair as he explores a host of topics at the center...

iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro review: Family resemblance

For all the sound and fury about how iPhone updates are boring and incremental—and make no mistake, incremental improvement year over year is how Apple plays this game—it’s important to note that it’s a rare moment when Apple restyles the exterior of the iPhone. You could even say that the iPhone has had only four distinct design eras: the original...

(Podcast) Upgrade 323: The Edges are More Interesting

New Apple hardware season is in full swing! We review the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and fourth-generation iPad Air. Myke and Jason find themselves drawn to different models for aesthetic reasons. And in Upstream, we discuss why James Bond is probably not coming soon to a streaming service near you.Go to the podcast page.

20 Macs for 2020: #9 – iMac G4

The original iMac was defined by the shape of the CRT display at its heart. Fairly early on in the process of designing it, Apple decided to set aside an alternative version that used a laptop-style flat-panel display as being too expensive and impractical. But four years later, flat-screen technology was finally ready to reach the mainstream, and...

Bloomberg: Revised AirPods coming next year, possibly new HomePod ↦

Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, writing at Bloomberg: The design of the updated entry-level AirPods will be similar to the current AirPods Pro, gaining a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips. Apple is also looking to improve battery life. That model however will not have higher-end AirPods Pro features like noise-cancellation, said the people, who...

6C Podcast: October 23, 2020

It’s iPhone day! Dan’s iPhone is on a truck. Jason has all of the iPhones, and an iPad Air, too.… Become a member to listen to our exclusive weekly podcast and get more benefits.

(Podcast) 20 Macs for 2020 podcast 11: Power Computing (#10)

For a couple of years in the mid-90s, the Mac market was enthralled by a clonemaker with great deals and riotous marketing.Go to the podcast page.

Command Performance: Screen shots everywhere (Member Post)

I used to think that screen shots1, images captured from a computer screen, were only for tech journalist types like me. But is there any clearer example of the public hijacking a computer feature originally intended for a very nerdy purpose than the preponderance of screen shots from Notes used to make announcements on social media? The fact is, there...

(Podcast) The Rebound 312: Sorry, Moltz’s Dad

The episode between new phones being announced and new phones shipping.Go to the podcast page.

(Podcast) Clockwise 369: It’s the Tip of the Iceberg, but the Iceberg is Also On Fire

Google in the government’s antitrust crosshairs, politicians streaming video games, our cloud storage habits, and what the heck is going on with 5G.Go to the podcast page.

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