May 11, 2021: Stream Movies, Shows, Live TV, and More on PLEX, with Dave HamiltonMay 23, 2021
Dave Hamilton returns this month to talk about the PLEX service and software which let you store your personal video, audio, and photos locally, then stream them to your devices wherever they may be. Plex also streams commercial video and movies on demand, live TV, and has additional paid service features.
Dave comments, “There’s one topic I’ve always avoided presenting in person despite regular requests, but have recently found it works VERY well over Zoom: PLEX. With everyone looking at their screens, we can really have a truly interactive conversation about PLEX while truly showing things in a way that everyone can actually see what’s going on.”
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Competing InterestsAugust 19, 2016I enjoyed reading the Washington Post Tim Cook interview. The interview was wide in scope and really gives you a window into the mind of Apple’s CEO. I recommend it. One section that raised my eyebrows was the discussion of security and privacy. This issue is a fascinating one to me because Apple has taken such a leading role in advocating privacy rights for ...Read more
The 5 stages of grief for a headphone-jack-free iPhone (Macworld)August 17, 2016It started as rumbles and turned into solid rumors. Now, with the report from Bloomberg by Mark Gurman that the next iPhone won’t have a headphone jack, it seems like a sure thing. The standard audio plug that’s been around for decades (and in every Mac, iPod, iPad, and iPhone) is being removed from Apple’s most popular product. As someone who’s been listening to music ...Read more
Symbolic LeadershipAugust 12, 2016Om Malik: I think Gruber is missing the point — attending a game when a division you are responsible for is down for six hours is a clear lack of empathy for the customers, and also is a sign that standards are falling of what used to be an Apple Standard for building products of delight. Sure, things might have taken as much time to fix the iCloud, but the ...Read more
Google Docs and the iPadAugust 10, 2016Today I received a pleasant surprise when Google issued an update to Google Docs and Google Sheets finally enabling split screen. In this case the “finally” term is merited. Apple first announced split screen in June 2015. It took Google 14 months to update these apps for split screen. I’d love to hear the story behind why it took so long but suspect we never ...Read more
On the Economic Feasiblity of Apple Providing Decent Wireless Earbuds With the New iPhonesAugust 10, 2016Thomas Ricker, writing for The Verge: “I’d prefer ‘good enough’ wireless earbuds included with the iPhone,” says Gruber, “and ‘amazing’ headphones as the upsell product.” Same, but that doesn’t mean it’s economically viable for Apple to do it. When I first read Gruber’s take a few weeks ago I thought bundling an acceptable set of wireless earbuds would be too expensive. After all, the most popular models recommended by experts start at ...Read more
Gurman on New MacBook ProsAugust 10, 2016Mark Gurman, writing at Bloomberg: The new top-of-the-line MacBook Pros will be slightly thinner than the current models but are not tapered like the MacBook Air and latest 12-inch MacBook, one of the people said. The new MacBook Pros have a smaller footprint than current models and the casing has shallower curves around the edges. The pressure-sensitive trackpad is also slightly wider, the person added. Interesting. I was expecting a tapered ...Read more
New MacBook Pros are reportedly on deck, but not in SeptemberAugust 10, 2016Everyone knows the MacBook Pro has languished. Apple has focused less on its portable option for power users in recent years and more on iPads, of which there are now two Pro models. But many, many people still rely on the MacBook Pro to get work done, and after more than four years without a major overhaul, Apple is reportedly gearing up to surprise ...Read more
Bloomberg: Apple said to be testing new MacBook ProAugust 10, 2016Mark Gurman: The updated notebooks will be thinner, include a touch screen strip for function keys, and will be offered with more powerful and efficient graphics processors for expert users such as video gamers, said the people, who asked not to be named. The new computers have been in advanced testing within Apple since earlier this year, said one of the people, who didn’t want to ...Read more
Apple details iOS security at Black Hat conferenceAugust 9, 2016Apple engineer Ivan Krstić spoke on far more than Apple’s new bug bounty program at the Black Hat security conference, and delved into the inner workings of iOS hardware and software security features both in iOS 9 and the forthcoming iOS 10. Security is such an important issue these days. It’s a great move for Apple to speak publicly about what they are doing to ...Read more
Inside Tim Cook’s AppleAugust 8, 2016Rick Tetzeli has published a wide-ranging interview with Tim Cook, Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue. At the heart of the article is the concern that Apple is stretching too thin, moving far beyond it’s old scope of projects and products: Steve Jobs had been the company’s editor, proud of saying no to features, products, business ideas, and new hires far more often than he ...Read more