28 Burst results for "John Gruber"

Jumping Into Markdown

Mac Power Users

06:23 min | 4 months ago

Jumping Into Markdown

"Many Stephen Hackett, and I, have joined is always of my co-host and friend Mr David sparkes. Hello. Steven. How are you? Today? I'm good. How are you? I am ready to talk about markdown. We're touching the third rail here. The podcasting Faux Pas, we're going to talk about a little bit about coating on an audio podcast. I, think mark down the big exception. As we get into this. The whole idea is that it's really simple and so I think we can talk to this syntax and be just fine. Yeah Yeah. Well, this is a good episode we're going deep on markdown today Marc out something that a lot of people are aware of, but not as many people know how to do and it is really easy get through this podcast today. Down pro. I think so too before we get into all of that just real quick it is. We are in August. Now, I don't know how that happened. But we we will be working on and planning episodes around Iowa's fourteen. Macara's Big Sur. Couple of people had had asked about those I. Think we'll do what we did last year and and have A. Episode per release win. That is nobody knows and so we we're kind of keeping an eye on apple said in their results at the phone will be later this year by a couple of weeks does that mean? In Big Sur. Later, by couple weeks to WHO knows nobody knows. So this is going to be a fun adventure all in together this year. And related questions I've had from people are what about shortcuts and the photos field guide the most of those areas got up with this new operating system I. Think I'm going to have an a free update shortcuts when they launch Iowa's where team, but the question is nobody knows when they'll launch it. So if they launch it next week, I will not have an update ready, but there will be an update eventually or hopefully on launch day for shortcuts followed by a free update photos both of those will be free last year. I had to charge for shortcuts because apple rewrote shortcuts I to do the whole thing from scratch fortunately, that's not the case this year. So I'll have some so free updates. If you've already about those field guides also today we are going to in more power users. We're GONNA talk some tech stuff stephen is getting ready to prep for the annual the podcast on and right there's a bunch of technology involved with that. So we're looking forward to talking about that more power users today. So technology and sobbing both. Both. Right now. I really this is a stranger I have a lot of questions. boy Yeah. So let's get into. It's going to mark down. Just. A touch of background markdown was created by John Gruber the writer of daring fireball. We spoke about this episode four, hundred, sixty, six AMAC power users where he was a guest talk about the history of it. He's given other interviews about the history of markdown. and. It's really cool I. Mean it is sort of the definition of writing a project to scratch an edge. You have. He wanted a tool for riding on the web that wasn't. Junkie and Messi like html is and markdown came out of that desire I. think that's pretty cool. Yeah I mean John had a blog. He was one of the first that I was aware of the did the linked posts you know where he would link something and make a few comments about it, but it also have more extensive posts. and. He wanted simple method right in. So he did He created his own tool, and who would a guest that it became such a big thing. It's everywhere and we're GonNa get to that later in the episode of just how many places you can use markdown and it shows up in some pretty surprising projects and websites across the Internet. And the idea of it really though at its at its foundational level is just something you can write with any plain text editor that at the end of the process gives you usable text for html at least that was the original idea now since then it's become so much more because now you can export as rich text and you can do all sorts of cool things with markdown but having a starting point where you can sit there with the keyboard and not have to fiddle with code snippets and make something that's usable later. That's right. So the initial pitch when Gruber announced it is that this is a tool to convert plane tech's to html for people who are riding on the web, and so if you're blogging and you need Italics were bold or links, you don't have to do that in html you can do it in mark down and then they're marginally two things. It's the syntax and there's an interpreter and you can. Get it on your website and it Lowe's html and everybody sees a regular web page. But like you said over the years it has. Shown up everywhere. It's even supported in x code now as of a couple of years ago, which is gonNA. Feel pretty good. If you're if you're John Right this product you built being blessed and put an exco that's gotta be pretty. Cool. Talking about those two pieces of let's break them down for a second because the first piece to me is almost is definitely more important than the second piece in the first piece is it's a text syntax where you can include links and rich text items without having a rich text. You know nobody in air quotes here, word processor at your disposal, and that is something that's very useful but the syntax in addition to being something that's easily convertible he also made it and I think this is the genius of markdown he made easily readable. So when you read if I put a page of html in front of anybody listening to the show next to page of mark down. It would be obvious how much easier it is to read markdown than html because h inasmuch codes and tags and other things in it that really get in the way of finding the words whereas markdown is all about the words and the very simple syntax we're gonNA teach you here shortly. embeds all that stuff for you. So you don't you don't need to worry about.

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TSMC on schedule for 3nm Apple 'A16' iPhone and iPad chip in 2022

Techmeme Ride Home

03:30 min | 6 months ago

TSMC on schedule for 3nm Apple 'A16' iPhone and iPad chip in 2022

"The timing of possible move by apple away from Intel might also have something to do with the fundamental availability of other options and to that end. This story says that TSMC has begun the installation of. Nanometer, process fabrication lines, and is on track to begin volume chip production on the three nanometer lines in the second half of twenty, twenty. Just as important with the existing five nanometer technique, not only volume production already happening but. says. They've already worked on improved versions of the same. This is worth noting sense quoting apple insider, if accurate and based on typical iphone production schedules, this could lead to the apple designed a fifteen at the absolute earliest or more realistically, the a sixteen ship in two, thousand, twenty, two, using the process for more immediately accessible five nanometer chips TSMC is said to be in volume production with the technology, but it is already working on improved versions. The company is said to be creating more processor variants, including a further enhanced five nanometer. That expands on the existing five nanometer plus node. It is thought that apple is using TSMC's five nanometer. To create the next generation of a series chips destined for the iphone twelve tentatively titled The fourteen with production scheduled for mid two, thousand twenty in April it was reported apple increased its chipboard, or for the fourth quarter of two thousand, twenty, potentially due to an anticipated higher demand for the annual iphone refresh and quotes. Point being as we said yesterday. If apple does start making its own MAC chips, it will likely turn to TSMC to produce those chips on the five nanometer production line by the way John Gruber chimed in on the whole switching chips rumors, and he seems to think that there's no more reason to even hedge about it. This is coming, and it's coming now he. He thinks quote. I know there are some folks who think apple might simultaneously announced the transition while unveiling arm base Max for immediate availability, but that just doesn't make much sense. If apple could do it that way, they would, because they do like surprises, and they do not like preannouncing future products. A lesson recently learned the hard way, but developers need time to get. Get Mac APPs ready some developers. The smart ones are effectively ready to go, and we'll be able to reconcile their APPs for arm as soon as apple makes a new version of EXCO, available, but others will need time. I mean just look at all of the consternation. This past year over Mac os ten dot fifteen catalina dropping support for thirty two bit software hey. Hey transition announced several years in advance. I don't think the transition from x eighty six to arm will be nearly as rocky as the thirty two bit to sixty four bit transition, but for some apps it will take time really. The deprecation of thirty two bit software was the first step of a multiyear transition to sixty four bit arm software on all platforms. There's been some reasonable speculation that apple might use armed ships only for portable Max and consumer desktops and stick with high end intel chips for pro desktops, but I think that's simply based on our never having seen apple, even try its hand at high performance chips

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Open, Free, and Spotify

Exponent

06:31 min | 7 months ago

Open, Free, and Spotify

"Hi James How're you much better much better we? We actually tried to buy gas couple of weeks ago and I was. I was a little busy just kind of all over the place. It's like I can't it but we're back. I like to compare it to win. You're going through your IPO. And I think we tried to podcast wants Dan and we also can't it because it just wasn't happening and life comes and goes you're busier. Us busy and I was a little busy but not market. Yeah we'll welcome back. It's good to have you back. There are a few interesting episodes last time we tried. But I'm glad to be back at regularly scheduled programing. Yes yes absolutely absolutely. It does make the question. Then why are you so busy? Yeah well it's funny because I watch the new podcast service a couple of months ago with the Czech restarted daily updates whereas basically me reading it and that was part of the date updates if you already paid for the daily update you could also get a via podcast so there was a lot of interesting technical parts to that too. You have it tied in tracking and in all the different sorts of things that went into that but it was a station to my sustained business model but it wasn't something new so what I also want to do. Experiment with what would it be like to make purely paid podcast and again part of this is I was really proud of my talk about this? And how does trajectory is? I'm proudest of course but I'm also really proud of the business model and it really makes me happy to see folks pursuing this model and going forward and companies you know like sub stack wherever might be trying to build businesses supporting people winding this. I'm all for it for support of love to see them doing that. It's kind of one of those things where I once thought I would build a company like subject and then I realized actually I'm better off focusing on Chakri billion companies really hard. It's difficult Howard stern rather than Siriusxm. Some of those lines and it was gratifying to come up with this model. And then it's Kinda cool that anyone other people will invest in these folks to do all the hard work to build it up so other people can do it. Which is totally fine by me. I want to see this model succeed. I WANNA see it out there and so I've long argued in thought you do a similar thing with podcasting is so I wanted to sort of experiment and push out here too. Not just because I think it'd be cool and maybe make a little money but just because I want to see this model independent creator model and become more things and so I sort of wanted to see what else we could do with it. Thus the new podcast dithering with our friend John Gruber and three times a week. Fifty minutes per episode. It's short google. You know exactly what you're getting which I think is real sorry. I'm kind of rambling here. But it's become the genesis of the businesses interesting but I'm super interested also in the genesis of the content side of it. There's a few things I thought about it. The actual content and the look and feel and the aesthetic of dithering is absolutely a shared project with me when I speak about the podcast itself. I'm saying my part of what is definitely a two-part relationship so I wanted to be super super clear about that. So if I say me or I than that's just because John here and I'm sorta speaking for myself but one of the things that I've thought about is what does it mean to sell content on the Internet and I wrote about a little bit this week because you're selling zero marginal cost good your so bits right. I mean literally selling email and the whole trouble that the news industry has encounter in the content injuries encountered is. It's really hard to sell something that doesn't have some sort of marginal cost attached to it. It turned out that selling a plastic disc was a lot easier than selling. Mp threes right or selling a book is easier than selling tax on a page newspaper of actual paper. It's the actual physical aspects of that and the difficulties of producing it and disturbing it and getting in front of people that was actually the foundation of all these different businesses and wants distribution became trivial. An easy it turned out that that actually was bad for business. It was good for the sort of content producer as far as reach goes but as far as actually making a living. It wasn't so great after all so one of the things that I thought about is. What am I son? The daily updates am I sign an email that never felt quite right in the whole micro transaction thing. I've always been skeptical about because it takes a lot of work to produce something in produce Oughta work. There's no guarantee is going to be a pickup and then try to sell it and I'm not sure that that's a sustainable sort of approach for publication or sort of an independent journalists. What is more attractive is people that are invested in your sort of ongoing production of content. And this idea that I'm going to do this thing. And you're GONNA pay me not necessary for the thing itself but for the ongoing production of this thing. It's like the difference between like discrete and continuous instead of paying for discrete items. You're paying for sort of continuous production and the output ends up being discreet items but those are sort of worthless artifacts worthless in terms of marginal cost perspective. That are evidence of the ongoing production. Which is what you're actually paying for. I'm not sure if that makes sense. Eight does make sense but let me grounded with another example from we've talked about. This was when you describe this model in the context of local news. You would pay someone to go. Collect the local news for you and reported but some days they might report well. There's actually no news today and you still pay them because you're paying for the piece of paper or the email you paying for the process of them to go out and do this and you need to pay them in such a way that they can reliably make a living doing it. That's exactly right. That's a perfect example like I'm paying for them to do the work to tell me that nothing is going on right like it's the effort that I actually want and I want the output from that but it's almost like if to integrate the effort with the output instead of trying to sell these discreet output items. It's all one package. You'RE PAYING FOR THE ENTIRE PACKAGE. And so you take that and you apply it to a podcast. Well what's a problem with some podcasts? I mean we worked very hard to keep our podcast to about an hour and it's kind of predictable and sometimes we go along and we feel a little sheepish about that because you want people to if they start expose know about how long it's GonNa take and say something that our Fred. John has been a little less disciplined about like fuck has to go an hour to two hours three hours or whatever which is fine it works for him but if you're purchasing something that feels overwhelming on one hand and other hand you want to get something for your purchase right and so this is one of the ways. We arrived at this idea of three fifteen minute episodes a week. It's exactly fifty minutes. Every single time is three days a week. It's very well defined exactly what you get and I think that's an important piece of this business

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INSIDE THE BATMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

The Promised Podcast

03:22 min | 1 year ago

INSIDE THE BATMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

"Week a Soko exhibit opened marking the eightieth anniversary of Batmans nineteen thirty nine first appearance in detective. -tective comics number twenty seven where he was known as the Batman with a hyphen. Quote a mysterious and adventurous figure fighting for righteousness and apprehending the wrongdoer in his lonely only battle against the evil forces of society and quote news of the exhibit will already be familiar to regular readers of the Malaysian foodie website. The premiere from your food blog in Malaysia with over one hundred thousand page views per month. But I digress. The site of the Batman Exhibit is the Link Hotel on channel all Hamas Boulevard. A block east of the art museum and a block south of Ecolo Hospital which hotel we discussed on the podcast a year ago when it was selected by the generally considered authoritative for such matters fodders research group as one of the hundred most incredible hotels in the world. Not least because it has a cool the exhibit space dedicated to cool exhibits of Cool Street. Art curated around cool themes which is cool and apparently incredible the cool curator of the Batman exhibit but is french-born Tel Aviv. Photographer Painter Gallery owner and Link Hotel Permanent Chief Art Curator Daniel Sea bony see bones own contribution to the exhibit is a painting of Bruce Wayne decked out in a Tony suit holding a gun and wearing the mask while beside him stands wonder woman as played by Gaga wrote a work of art art that promises to further inflame social media. That has been well a twitter about whether these two superheroes are an item ever since the two thousand seventeen man vs Superman dawn of justice movie depicted. A spark of sexual tension between Batman and wonderwoman also in the exhibit are works by I Tel Aviv. Street artists Midge polly. Max Mister Smile Urban Lover and Yankel art if those even are their real names as well. As the less colorfully named Dan John Gruber Aladdin's villain Kacha Grachev. Ski and Zohar Yusefi on many of the paintings themselves are trippy. Dive into our collective unconscious chest although alongside those union. Paintings are also profoundly. Forty and one's reminding one Wi fi. Swiss circle broke from the Vienna circle in the first place. You say totem told them I say taboo in the end. It is probably no surprise that Intel Aviv one of the world's leading centers of Psycho dynamic theory and practice and exhibit about a dark character entered devised by two Jews. That's Bob Kane and bill finger and depicting as a great galumph with a British Butler. It's hero it. Is the Freudian an interpretation that dominates the exhibit. But still no matter where your loyalties lie in the Great Psychoanalysis Wars of the early twentieth century. Even if you're an ad Laurean or a rightfully in with the funding for Oregon boxes you will find something cool to love in the exhibition space at the hotel and arguably nothing captures the spirit of the city. We love so well Tel Aviv. Leave Jaffa better than an exhibit offering. One after another fever dreamt visual midrasz by Tel Aviv. Artists on a lung of a character fever dream by two New York Jewish artists obsessed as they might be in nineteen thirty nine by the evil forces of society which leaves you to wonder just a bit about eternal questions of good and evil and crime in punishment as well as about very modern questions of art in the age of mechanical

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"john gruber" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

11:21 min | 1 year ago

"john gruber" Discussed on The Vergecast

"May need to upgrade your device when you switch to get full coverage so so i WanNa ask you just one more question. The phones and I want to talk about some of these reviews. Does I'm actually very extensive with that. So here's my last question. Which one are you gonNA get? That's my real quick right because of the eleven pro versus eleven debate is raging without question I had no hesitation zero hesitation zeroed out the only thing I hesitated on was color color but for me without hesitation the iphone ten or eleven pro not yaks because I want the three cameras I truly as a you I hesitate to even say pro simmer as as a longtime twenty year devout amateur photographer or at least photo auto enthusiast. It's too important to me and I really really I. I've gone more at I realize now like my favorite personal title real quote Unquote Real Camera which I really really have to put Dick quotes around now because I really think it's really getting harder to not call these real. Cameras is a Fuji x one hundred s and I think I got it in two thousand fifteen and then it came the x one hundred t and I don't think they've added like three letters. It's like it's like four generations out of out of date. I love it. It's a great camera. It's bigger than pocket-sized but way smaller then I can have a cannon and I have some lenses for it that I spent a ridiculous amount of money on that. I haven't used literally now in a year. I just use my iphone more and more have real cameras. I've gone longer without buying a camera camera right now than I have in since one thousand nine hundred nine when I first spot like my first camera I haven't bought a cameras in like four years and it's not because I've given them up. It's just that I realized how seldom I use them. I guess probably time time for me to get one and it's GonNa be neat because I'm going to get that like hey. I haven't bought a camera in five years. Holy Crap or these a lot faster autofocus works better and stuff like that. You'RE GONNA get that iphone unfortunate iphone eleven John. I use the Telephoto Lens. I like it. I love the portrait effect at times. I probably do use it less and I one of the things 'cause I think we should talk about. I do think it's a very interesting decision that the regular eleven when it gained the second lends got an ultra wide instead instead of a telephoto even though for the first four years of apple having dual camera phones it was regular and telephoto not regular or an ultra light. I think that's a very interesting decision but I want all three it. No hesitation you only question was whether I should get the space gray or the midnight green and I went space gray because I'm boring Oy. I'm going fast great. I'm the same as you being the probe. I'm also very picky about displays and I can see that. LCD to see it and most people cannot do yeah well. It's funny. I don't see the details. My clothes vision isn't good enough to see the details in some ways indoors I actually prefer the color uh of the LCD I get I can see the contrast ratio. I don't watch a lot of movies though I almost never watch movies so like the the Black Blacks of Oh lead. Don't really do much for me where I see it again. It's important to me because it's I really am totally happy to justify spending in four hundred dollars more than the regular eleven to use it as a camera is outdoors and sunshine when I'm like taking photos like the the extra brightness and the extra contrast I really do make it visible in conditions where the LCD isn't or more visible. Yeah I mean the contrast is great. I mean I mean I started in. LCD Computer all all day and I'm not like thrown out the window like I like the extra contracts. I think it's great. It's actually the sharpness I can just. I can just tell maybe it's all mental like I think so. Many of these things are interest mental like I can't see the sharpness I but that's because my eyes aren't good enough anymore but I believe you that you can because you're a youngster to see what about the colors sometimes indoors I still see Oleg. Oleg is just really hard to get color and there are times when especially this one week when I'm really testing these two phones side by side. We're like at nighttime in my house. I'm like you know I like the color we're on this show the LCD eleven better it. This is like what this is supposed to look like this white looks like a better white to me than than on this one so that is almost certainly currently related to the fact that it's stripe. LCD In actually making white out of RGB pixels all at once as the weird diamond thing the the leads are doing and I see that I am but especially indoors especially side by side. I see it yeah no I I buy that's weird as they should should be the same himself true ten right so they they calibrating the white the same and they don't and I I asked about this this second row now Mike up here like should be the same and like we made the true ten cents or it's white. It's fewer wider channels now so it's definitely different than last year which is true so the tennis my tennis Max my pro are slightly different color temperatures because they're reading differently but I do not know why the lead and the LCD end up at different places now because I shouldn't be at the same so I do. I and it's funny. There's this amazing consensus. Among all the all the reviewers almost all Egged least that the most people should just get the iphone eleven yeah I I I. I said that last year with the ten are I really and I met and I I got some shit from daring fireball readers. Like why in the world would you recommend people the phone if you're not buying it and say I my answer is I'm not saying everybody should get. I'm I'm saying most people most people I know. Don't care anywhere near as much about photography as I do. I know a lot of people who have the iphone Ten asser the ten who don't even know it has a second camera and I'm like well look at the back. That's really interesting to me. There's endless arguing about on the camera tests. I'm assuming must people know this. If you publish a subjective test into the world and say this one's definitely better the world will respond to a hip. I wish like all right here comes a tidal wave. It's coming put Sony people like to compete with the Pixel for Google's going to have to add a second camera and it's like guys. They're not all on at once like it's one censor at a time they they feel the same because you can like do zooming but they're not all go. No it and I think that is related to you. Saying people even know like the phone is in telling you and so I think you talked about the ultra wide I think part of the deal with the Ultra Freud they can show it to you because they got that new viewfinder and they can show you outside the frame and they can do stuff. I haven't really gotten have you gotten the auto cropping adjustment went to work. I wasted an enormous amount of time the night before the review that was dropping and because because I had it working real Iowa's thirteen Sharon here yeah I had it working and a- and it was too late it's you know the middle of the night and so it was too late to talk to apple about it again had already talked to them and I did it at the time the last time I talked to apple during the Review Week it had I've been working very well for me. one of the tests Iran was a and did you turn on the option you go to the settings APP and go to camera and and you can shoot outside the frame and by default they only have it on for video and I think the reason they have it off for photos. Why not have it on by default for photos to and I got a weird non on answer from apple like an you know like took me a second to process and think hey wait? That sounds like an answer but it's not an answer. I think the answer is. It's buggy saying be honest. I really do think the reason is not by default is that it's buggy because I had some got some amazing results with that feature and and the typical use case of that feature church is if the horizon is crooked on your photos. It's shoots outside the frame all at the same time using the wider lens the ultra-wide they they tell you in settings that it keeps it. If you have this on for thirty days so that you can go you have thirty days to edit and then you can rotate the photo and unlike every other photo you've ever rotated hated to straighten the horizon. It doesn't crop the original image which is the way it always had to work. There was no other option. It actually doesn't do that because it uses sensor information. I'm from the ultra-wide image that was taken alongside. I tried it with purposefully crooked horizon where in the outside of the frame of the regular Middle Wide Angle Angle Lens was like a truck with writing on it like a commercial van and thinking well. Maybe I'll be able to detect the edge where the two cameras were joined. nope I straighten the image and damn if I could I light so I lied when I told you I never zoomed into one hundred percent on this accent Gotcha. It wasn't to tell how good the camera was. It was detail how good this using the center image from the ultra-wide it worked and then meantime flash forward to me the night before finishing my review and I'm trying it out and all day I couldn't get it to work at all. Just didn't work. I never once got into work. Diener got it to work on his once I got to work and it was amazing and it was great and at times with a really crooked horizon it really had a very large amount outside the frame to choose from and with a slightly crooked censor it usually only captures or saves a little bit outside the frame like it somehow is is doing machine learning or maybe even using the gyroscope. I don't know if they're doing to store like they know that you were two degrees off. It was working great in the night before my review dropped. I couldn't get it to to save one pixel outside. The frame even had the option I I thought it was going mad. I thought I was I was like I really thought I was losing in my life. I took a lot of photos of our video team whereas purposefully cropping off half of somebody's face which was bizarre way to take photos for like he's like find yourself in that moment like what am I doing and it's very strange and it just did not work and indeed or did the same thing in San Francisco worked so I think it's Super Buggy but I think that feature is why the ultra white is there because it's the one time when actually having to cameras at once makes sense yes so there's I think there's two aspects to this feature. One is when you manually decide. I'm going to go Henry. Crop this photo and dispenser daters there and then the other feature. Is this automatic thing where it detects. Hey you would have been better off getting a little bit more to the right right. I'll just move the frame over a little bit and now the person who was faced was half in is now fully end but I have never gotten either one of those things work. I never got the the second one to work but I got the the reframing horizon fixing to work and it didn't work and then worked again Tunis again. This is like when I was thirteen gene dot one comes out and this stuff doesn't work. It's like all right. We got you like told us. This was going to work on stage. You get this out as a feature of the phone like I'm willing to buy a I'll. I'll give him the ten days right having it stop working while I was sleep. Deprived was worse. I really thought I was losing my mind. I really did I mean I think you're right on the but to wrap up the eleven versus pro thing last year is two hundred and fifty bucks right to get the tennis and I I.

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"john gruber" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

10:24 min | 1 year ago

"john gruber" Discussed on The Vergecast

"It's John Gruber who John. I don't know what's going on. John Rights Very Popular Apple Block daring fireball. He just reviewed the iphone every year now for a couple of years. I've Gone John on show the talk show after interview to get into it. This eerie footed around. He's coming on the verge. Ask We talked about the IPHONE. Eleven the pro. I've watched series five of course Nelson quite a bit about about the state of honor views which both of us is very strange right now. We got into it in detail in. John has some very serious. Let's let's go with the New York Times. Check it out stronger on the broadcast all right John Gruber welcome to the verge cast It's good to be here in the past two years after interviews. I've come on your show in this this year on mine but we should just set it up. We do a podcast after I review land yeah all right but I do enjoy talking to you after these reviews come out because their side due to their there's so much it's like a one of the most intense weeks for care about you. Get this thing. Put your head down and you gotta come out at the end of it on a deadline with like something something smart save at the iphone which seems to be getting both harder and easier as years go by yeah I agree with that and you know it's different for everybody but you know I'm in a sort of unique boat where I don't have colleagues or staff and the last two years where the like two years ago the iphone eight came amount and the iphone ten was delayed till October and then last year it was swapped where the iphone tennis models came out put unquote on time in September and the late October and so there was a full month both of those years between reviewing the two tiers of new phones whereas whereas this year they all day and they gave me three reviewed. It and I don't have anybody to hand them off to you know and it's I definitely cheated. I mean he's like in a watch like the apple. Watch came so deep. Did our Apple Watch review but if you look at ours like I'm just not capable of like critically reviewing viewing of video cameras handed Becca who reviews video cameras for us and then dealer that dealer had an eleven because he had to watch and so I was like you just tell me how about battery life. It's like figure it out later last year. Last year was a mess for me because the watch was so new series four watches last year were so new new form factor of a lot new and got at the same time I had the tennis and it was just like seventy two hour period I had like four hours of sleep and I'm like wait should in writing like the most looked forward to opposed on daring fireball the year on like no sleep and again IV drip coffee. I don't know I can't I can't remember the answer's. Yes like that. If you're gonNA push you gotTa push it. I don't WanNa complain though I think we've mentioned this before too. It's it also has reminded me throughout the whole like last ten days the man this is why I love my job. I'm blessed Oh. It's do want to get that out there. It's been so fun and it's like man. This is why I I feel like the luckiest guy in the face of the Earth Sale. I was with our video team. It was like midnight and we were like arguing about whether the note ten or the iphone took better video and I was like how did I invent vent this job from. If you had told me when I was a teenager like you're just GonNa be playing with with smartphones and lots of people are yelling that whether the video stabilization is better like couldn't ask for anything better anyway. Let's start at the start. I want to start at the event because I I feel like the event was interesting. The sort of reaction to the event was interesting in that has like bled into not how you and I review the phone but sort of the reception to the phone overall so the event was very muted right. There's no earth shattering. There's no one more thing if feels like a bunch of stuff didn't arrive at the event most notably deep fusion which it feels like the the camera software that will push the camera even further they mentioned at the event but like it's not on the phone right then there's all these rumors about a location tag right and we know for a fact that the phones all three new phones have this you one chip. which is this ultra wideband? I don't know what we're GONNA end up calling it as as this becomes established or we're going to call it. Ultra wideband or we're going to go you. WB WE'LL PROBABLY GO YOU WB yeah like I don't even remember we don't we don't we don't talk about universal serial bus any more so I think we'll probably go you. WBZ But it has this chip and it is bizarre because it's a chip and apple does not add chips for no reason and and the one and only feature that it does right now is let you point one iphone eleven at another iphone eleven to prioritize that person in airdrop and that doesn't arquette where eventually with like what I was fourteen but I was thirteen is very weird and so this chip with this feature doesn't even work and it's just like unused chip penny iphone and as you say apple doesn't do that show it's definitely it is absolutely there is something coming and who knows maybe it won't even come into next year it. I think it will. I think it's coming probably by the end of this year some kind of product announcement or feature announcement that will do more but even if it doesn't come until we have new phones a year from now on we're talking on another podcast again. They've at least future proved this year's phones to be able able to play in that game. They're clearly whenever that time comes when they start unveiling the features these new phones from this year are going to be in the game of this you. WB W. B. Future and that was weird though and you gotta you gotTa think that like six months ago they were hoping to have something to announce in the in the event so you one came out the the existence of you want it's on on the webpage for the pro right on the web page for the eleven and the only reason I people would have figured out but during the event they didn't mention it. It was just they have that slide ride with all the other stuff right all the other stuff which was redesigned. This year is very nice and it was like tucked in the corner new you on chip I remember I I still remember of whenever the it's like an apple tradition where they have these slide for like a a a segment of of a keynote where it's like. Here's all all the stuff that we didn't even fit into what we're talking about right and they put that slide up. My favorite of all time was from the original iphone event which is the keynote end-all doll keynotes but my favorite part is that jobs is up there. It's it's the greatest keynote apple's ever held. Steve Jobs is great moment onstage the the best product introduction ever and one of the things that's up there on the slide with like thirty other things is it just says cocoa like back in my world with all my developer friends people saw and they went nuts. They're like Holy Shit it is we can you know if you know how to write Mac APPs. You can write apps for this thing because they didn't talk about the ivory but it does little word but to developers it literally could have been the entire Keno they they wanted immediately immediately wanted like a three hour briefing on what is that the iphone runs cocoa but anyway yeah you one chip was up. There is a a little oh yeah yeah and so we were like we asked and I'm like yeah yeah you know one day. It'll do this airdrop thing and they mentioned to us. You know it's it'll be useful for like a knocking cars. They did tell me that tenants like what cars cars and cars and so I don't know if the the UN ship and WB IS STANDARD I. I'm told that there's here's a standard out there. In the world. There is a consortium. I mean whether that means into standard. I don't know nothing nothing speaks to efficiency like a consortium right is well. It's SORTA like cheese like cheese is standard and you know I have to say it like that. You have to pronounce standard but it's like there's all sorts of stuff like some things charged. You know it. It's kind of all over the place right like some people are selling some third parties are selling the chargers that do things sort of like what airpower was supposed to do where you can put an Apple Watch on it but Apple Watch is not achieve device. You can't put an Apple Watch on Motomachi chargers in have anything happen but some companies are making chargers where you can charge it so it's you know who knows what standard and what's not yeah so that's the the event is like kind of marked by I think actually played at apple's favor when it when it came to the phones sort of reduced expectations like there's no big thing thing it's evaluate their like with with iphone. Eleven Schiller got on stage and he's like we did where people care about we like better camera improved battery life here we go and and then there is little razzle-dazzle around the pro because it's like the flagship phone but at the end of the day he's like look how great this cameras we added a third Lens. That's there wasn't much what's going on so then he come out of the keynote great kind of what we expected got a poke it where this other stuff is in there is a column from Charlie. Where's all the time who was great? I think I like him Marlboro. I should say that and if there's one regret about my retort it's that I didn't preface it by saying that in general I'm a huge fan of his work and I think he's just just say that. I am in general a big Charlie wars fan yeah and he's leading the privacy projects in the opinion pages and the second right in a very fair way but Charlie wrote a column which is just strange to me as well but basically be like these should there shouldn't be apple keynotes anymore and then you wrote a response so I kind of want unpack your responsible but like Charlie's point is this is out of touch right like there's a trade war going on it could affect most of apple's products. The consequences of mobile phones sounds like have torn the World Sunder. Why are we gathering in a room like clap for apple and I it's funny to me because John whether or not journalists bloggers like clap at apple events in my world has been litigated since two thousand seven like I remember when we were babysitting gadget and like Ryan Block with to me like people are going to clap? Don't you dare clap and like okay. I've known that it's been twelve years. I've never clapped like you wrote this like I'm busy. I'm like wife blocking clap. It was it was literally like war. Zal Sentence was something to the effect of the laptop lit faces of the tech bloggers and then something something that they applaud you know break out in applause and I'm like.

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Overcast launches clip-sharing to social media

podnews

04:23 min | 1 year ago

Overcast launches clip-sharing to social media

"Popular podcast app. Overcast has launched clip sharing away listeners to share up to sixty seconds of their favorite podcast with other people on social media. The app produces a video or audio file to share all a link to a website luminary have responded to our many stories about them on Friday, clearly stating that they will continue to remove links from show notes quote due to important security concerns as we reported on Twitter show notes left intact in the majority of podcast apps including apple podcasts. Meanwhile, more podcast, publishers have requested their shows be removed from luminary Stitcher podcasts have been removed and Stitcher. Asking those podcast represented by mid roll to consider doing the same PR X, including radio topa are off. And we have a statement from Latigo Williams and co saying similar we have no. Plans to remove our podcast Henderson research is announcing a new set of data for podcast networks and advertising agencies. The podcast. Consumer quarterly tracking report is a subscription podcast, which offers bespoke research for individual podcast networks podcast host simple cast has launched a new metric for the podcast industry. That's their claim. Anyway, unique listeners the new metric world begin appearing in simple cost customer dashboards tomorrow. Transistor a podcast host has significantly increased available downloads within its pricing plans. The company is also reworking its analytics algorithms as it works on AB compliance, which may have a negative effect on apparent total numbers. John Gruber has written along blog posts saying that all podcast shows. But not all shows podcasts, we linked to it from show notes and our newsletter today, highlighting luminary and Spotify premium subscription models radio days, Europe's pod. Past day has an answer their first set of speakers including founder of Google podcasts. Zach Renault were dean and Andrew Davies from ABC audio studios. Australia the event is in London in the UK on the thirteenth of June. Pod news is a media partner and will be there to there is simply no excuse for the current state of live of Lipson. That's according to a shareholder of lips in k Mak partners, which is demanding all four existing directors of the company removed. Two quotes bring needed discipline to Lipson and an unwavering commitment to stockholder value. They've suggested five new directors four of whom only have a financial background and the other has just launched a new podcast onto luminary audio boom are apparently seeking a further five million pounds at six and a half billion dollars of funding. They raised two million dollars at the end of February. Why are host read ads so popular with advertisers? And listeners alike. Steven Goldstein looks at the history of the medium in a blog post that we linked to in our show notes and our newsletter today. Overcast developer Marco Arment has been vocal about luminary. However, Leon Zand Mun tweets him somehow funny that in the same week you take part in the fuzz about luminaries proxy of podcasts. You introduce a feature that enables re hosting of podcast audio and enables the audio to be played without hitting the original source. He has a point. Meanwhile, we're looking forward to a special luminary premium exclusive that we've discovered called test premium podcast one, and we all selling to Ben running who's head of design at luminary. He was speaking at design driven in New York five days before launch and podcast made it to luminary slide deck, which was nice in podcasts. Today, we mentioned four of them the detail launched today. It's daily news podcasts from Radio New Zealand. The hello. The internet podcast sold a special podcast episode for sixty three dollars recently on wax. Cylinder the episode sold out and we link to a video of the making it the Koi pond has been acquired by Starbucks audio. They've also announced a new podcast the pants down with MS Pat. And we listen to and liked the daily on Friday talking about the measles outbreak in parts of New York.

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Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging pad

Vector Podcast

12:08 min | 1 year ago

Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging pad

"Apple has cancelled airpower. That's not an April Fools joke. It's not a typo. It's not a hoax. It's not a glitch in the matrix airpower is dead. And here's a statement. Apple sent me about it. On behalf of senior vice president of hardware engineering, Dan Richey, oh after much effort, we've concluded airpower will not achieve our high standards, and we have canceled the project, we apologize. So those customers we're looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward. Now, I've already made an air power video that covers the history of the product from announcement too late last year and a link to it and the description, so I'm not going to rehash any of that here or now, but there are so many questions so many hot takes so many rush uploads pubs and so much misinformation and misunderstanding circulating out there. I felt like I had to try at the very least to help all of you who support this channel all the time understand what happened and why? At least as much as possible for anyone outside the air power and executive teams at apple to really do that. So I'm Renee, Richie, and this is vector. Now, I was there at apple September twenty seventeen event where they announced airpower, and I was there in the demo room where they had the nonfunctional dummy, and I post and I pride at it. So I'm going to try doing this video just a little bit differently. In other words fact, this no seriously, we're going to FAQ all of this. Why didn't apple announce air power back in September of two thousand seventeen if it was never gonna ship fair question. Apple typically shows up ships. The keynote happens and executive hold up a shiny new product and says it's available that day. We'll be up for preorder that day or that week. It's what we expect. It's a big part of what makes apple apple sometimes though, it takes longer. Sometimes apple announces early to get ahead of industry or regulatory leaks. Like, the original iphone, which was shown off in January of two thousand seven but only hit stores in June or. Apple watch which was shown off in September twenty fourteen but only shipped in April twenty fifteen sometimes apple announces early to give developers extra time to get apps. Ready like the Intel Macs or the original I Pat or just to show their commitment to developers like the twenty thirteen MAC pro or twenty seventy nine MAC pro. And sometimes just sometimes apple announces early to show their commitment not to a community, but to technology with a halo product meant to help push the industry forward like when they deleted the headphone, Jack. But introduced air pods or. Yeah. When the added Chee standard inductive charging to the iphone and introduced airpower air power was meant to prove apple wasn't just doing inductive charging me to move or a gimmick. But was serious about the future being wireless and was willing to put their resources where their marketing was using their control over everything from hardware to software to build something unprecedented. Something quote, unquote, only apple to build that. No one else had done it before. And that some thought it couldn't be done. Didn't matter much. At least not at the time. Apple had a team of engineers that believed. It was possible apple executives bought into their vision. And so air power made it up onto the keynote stage. And there can't be anyone there now that feels happy about that green light not being a big flashing neon red light not anymore, but hasn't preannouncing bitten apple in the ass before absolutely several times. And while the vast majority of apple product ship on time, and in a way that is beyond stupefying to anyone with even the smallest most casual understanding of logistical processes involved. Preannouncing is always a huge risk sometimes delays like the white. I phone force jobs announced in June of twenty ten but due to issues with the color apple only manage to ship in April of twenty eleven air pods were delayed by a couple of months, I found ten ship later than I phone eight home pot took an extra half a year. So I phoned ten aria ship later than I phone tennis. Sometimes it's hardware, sometimes it software. And while it's irksome for everyone. We hear are irked. It's a react. Of doing product at massive scale, not just for apple. But specifically for these purposes for apple delays have always happened delays will always happen. And apple makes more products, apple risks more products. Experiencing more delays. It's why for the majority of the last few years at the end of the year when I make my big list of the biggest problems facing, apple shipping and scale are almost always among them. This never would have happened under Steve Jobs, right? Stop tons of stuff went wrong under Steve Jobs. I just listed a bunch and didn't even have to reach into the mobile me button list. Ipod cracked cube, apple maps box. No person. No leadership is perfect. And if you aren't stumbling every once in a while on your race to the finish line, then you aren't even really trying. So here's the deal. Anytime you see or hear anyone invoke the this would never have happened under Steve Jobs trope just politely suggest that instead of disrespecting the man's memory. Displaying a staggering ignorance of apple that they stick to the facts. There's no real argument. Worth winning the can't be one just on those anyway, but if other companies could ship airpower like patch couldn't apple at a glance. It went look like there are a bunch of other multi device Chee charging mats on the market with two or three zones for different phones. Maybe even a stand for apple watch. So what stop apple from making something similar in a word. Apple apple could've pushed out a simple three zone charger to standard. She won apple watch and been done with it. But I had a far bigger ambition than just a pad with two phone coils and a watch magnet instead of just three sweet spots at you had to find and different charging areas for phones in the watch the entire air power pad was meant to be one uniform charging area that you could just drop any device phone or watch on anywhere. And it would just figure it out the very different charging requirements all on its own. Well, a phone said of air pods in an inductive charging case and a watch or two phones and a watch at any rate. It wasn't going to be bogged cheese standard either because bog standard just couldn't do that back. Then it was gonna. Be beyond what the cheese dander could do. But apple said, they were going to work with cheap to make it part of a future standard. So that everyone could benefit from whatever advancements. Apple was able to bring to the table. But today absolutely no one has been able to do what apple set out to do with airpower, not even apple. So then what went wrong in a nutshell? Too many coils in two small space because physics a covered this part back in November of last year. Just allow me to introduce myself John Gruber writing for daring fireball on September fifteen what I've heard third hand. But from multiple little birdies is that airpower really is well and truly something about the multi coil design getting too hot way too hot. There are engineers who looked at airpower design and said, it could never work thermally. And now those same engineers have that told you so smug look on their faces last year apple was apparently swayed by arguments that they could figure out a way to make it not get hot. They were clearly wrong. I think either had to go completely back to the drawing board and start over with an entirely different. Design or they decided to give up and they just don't want to say so on September sixteen twenty eighteen sunny Dickson previously. Best known for finding demo units of pre-production, iphones and other devices from the Chinese supply chain posted what he heard was going on with airpower currently device produces far too much, heat, which causes performance setbacks and can affect the ability of the devices to charge if they become to warm in the process. It also affects the ability of apples custom charging chip which runs strip down version of to function as intended the mechanism being used for multi vice charging which we can confirm comprised of between twenty one and twenty four power coils of various sizes to accommodate the three main products to be charged which are broken into three identical. Charging groups is proving extremely difficult to build or a fine and has been resulting in a significant amount of interference up to this point, which reduces the efficiency of charging Matt and contributions to the heat issues that engineers facing what about Apple's relationship with supply chain has that changed? No. This was never about parts apples. Really makes the parts that make the parts. This was about those parts, given the current limits of technology, and you know, physics not being able to create the product apple wanted to create at least not functionally. But apple just secured the trademark and included airpower and packaging, an I o s and yeah, I feel you throughout this long tortured. Saiga apple has kept on fighting to bring airpower to market feeling like they were getting close to success to release planning for it and -ticipant it expecting it convincing themselves that was about to happen. Maybe a few times over the last year, but especially this year, but alas? Yeah. No at some point after delay after delay failureship after failureship investments and expectations and trademarks packaging, and even pride be damned apple had to make the call shipper product that just didn't work and risk further long term damage to their brand or kill it. Even after everything that's gone into it and take the short term hit now and learn and do better next time shipping is court, apples culture. Great artists. Ship is one of their oldest and most closely held mantras. But they're also a company that thinks in years, not months or days. So while I have no doubt that this was an excruciatingly hard choice one. They knew disappoint a lot of customers and lay waste to a lot of the work. Everyone inside the company had put into it so far and would haunt them for years to come. While have no doubt about that. I also think ultimately it was the right choice and the only choice because if airpower had shipped and not even worked. It would have been infinitely worse for everyone can apple start over and make a new airpower apple could make a much simpler, less ambitious inductive charging pad and even branded as airpower pretty much right away. Certainly in the time. It's taken between them announcing cancelling the original that they didn't choose to do that. And that the outsource their original basic cheat chargers to Belkin and Mosey probably means that that's just not the kind of product that's high up on Apple's to do list. Could apple make airpower originally conceived? Maybe one day with more time, maybe years more time when technology. Advances and all those coils can be managed affectively all at the same time. So what alternatives are their power while? There's nothing on the market that does what airpower wanted to do. There are a few multi vice charging options out there that do something much simpler and much more realistic. And hey, they exist a link to Moore's list of best multi chargers description below which has everything from no, Matt Malo. Casa Europe mask to Ola Burr. So you can check out all of those options. And hey, if you're industrious, and you see this as an opportunity, and you wanna know how you can get involved in engineering the next generation of chargers bid at apple or elsewhere checkout. Brilliant, brilliant, daily problems are fun bite-sized way to master concepts by applying them each problem comes with illustrations animations or interactive visualizations. And all the context you need to solve the problem yourself. If you like the problem wanna learn more, there's a related course at explores the same concept in greater detail, electrical engineering machine learning algorithms. It's all their everything you need to get started, maybe reinvent airpower. So if you want to actively learn new fascinating concepts each day and get twenty percent off the annual subscription to all problems in the archives. Just be one of the first two hundred head on over to brilliant dot org slash vector and finish your day a little smarter every day. Thanks brilliant. And thanks to all of you for supporting the show. So yeah. R I p airpower not even September twenty seventeen to March twenty nineteen it never shipped not one unit. Not for one minute. It just didn't work. And so apple new it just had to die, and that's sobering. Not in the callous because so many people spend so much time expecting it. And so many more so much more time working on it. But in a way that reminds everyone no amount of money or history can guarantee future success. And I'm sure that's what apple is going to spend the next days in months. Figuring out. Just exactly what went wrong with airpower procedurally organizationally, and operationally and assuring can't ever go wrong in the same way again. And that's how air power will. Not in thermal overload or in darkness. But as a case study at apple university brought out anytime anyone even thinks of over promising and under delivering again, and hopefully preannouncing in just this way.

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"john gruber" Discussed on Upgrade

Upgrade

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Upgrade

"And I I choose to be encouraged by the fact that the developers in the panel, basically said. We want to use this more walk because I think that wasn't a story a couple of years ago. It was like are nice, but they want like hungry for it. But now, I think have tried they tried and it was no good. And they're like forget it. And now, it seems like they are interested in unlocking that power now that they've seen what the new watch is capable of which is exciting. And I'm glad that Fraser Speirs mentioned that the watch faces which I wrote a thing about and we talked about which is the inconsistency of watch faces is also something that people brought up that the John Gruber mentioned in. I don't think I quoted him. But like the new faces only work on the new watches, and the old faces only work like design wise work that you can put them on the the old faces on the new watches, but they don't really make sense. And there's a need for real rethink of. How does face which I'm hopeful will be at twenty nineteen thing. What watch face you using right now. It is one of the I go back and forth between the two new faces ones. The two info graphs, I go back and forth between them and I'm not happy with either of them. I would really much rather have a more capable version of modular, which was my favorite. But modular, I grew Gruber modular on the big watch face what they did to it like, doesn't it doesn't work. So I'm mostly on the analog hand info graph face, and I have the other infographics right next to it. So I can swipe to it. If I want more data, and I'm sort of you doing to face lifestyle. Now, that's weird. That's like a Batman villain. We move on sort of product the apple TV. It is deep loss down from a see. This is not. Yes. Because this is a product in limbo. It's the ipad. I mean, the hall bar is an amazing, but the homework exist for software that doesn't exist yet. It is waiting for the streaming of it is waiting. Freshest stagnant June Darnell says there's a lot missing Christina. Warren says the prices ridiculously high in it is compared to competitive because the apple TV in twenty nineteen and twenty eighteen all it does is what the fire TV does chrome Constas the future of TV apps. No, it's not that was wrong and apple tried and to make a box which could have capability to play games on it and stuff they needed more power. And nobody uses it by and large. It is a that was a miss that was a swing animists from apple. So I think not only this year. Will we see obviously, the streaming software to as the shoe to drop with this whole product line. We may well, see a better focused cheaper device. We'll say maybe apple just completely goes down the route of trying to get services everywhere as opposed to releasing something cheap themselves. But I think. Be remissed them to try, and at least give it a goat to create something that plugs directly in the back of the TV that you can sell for thirty five dollars something like that. Poor apple TV. So where the hall where and let's talk about Apple's favorite category at least which sevices services received plus down from B, minus. And this is as you mentioned in the article a mixed bag, which seems mostly kind of just like informed from people's personal experiences..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Then I think we would all be convinced. I don't even know if we'd be debating it. We'd say all. What they're going to do is switch to arm and get rid of the MAC pro. But we know that there. Instead, they're doing the opposite. Right. So they've already said there's going to be a MAC pro that will have a reason to exist. Even with the MAC pro being in the lineup. And the I MAC pro is a very nice pro desktop. I'll tell you I'm actually really excited because I feel like they have got the message on Pat, and we are going to get some power features soon. And I do think we're gonna see this. Interesting transition with the MAC that probably going to be good for the MAC overall. And I I don't know. I I don't know. Like, you said who knows when this is all going to happen. But as people who are interested in this stuff and use these products. I think we've got a lot of look forward to one of the things is that you know, and Stevens recent video I just linked to I loved about the the twelve inch PowerBook g four. Like one of the things like I linked to that. And I got so many Twitter comments from people are like and that keyboard was fantastic. Yup. It is really good. It's a really it was a really good feeling. Keyboard. But one of the it's just just at that era when that was the state of the art PowerBook, it it just looked so much better than anything else on the market. There is just a sort of instant, you didn't even have to know you'd have to look at what software was running. It's just just the machine itself was like man, nobody's competing Goppel is kicking kicking ass. I feel like, you know, and it's not really apples fault too much. I don't think I don't know how much they could do with their current options from Intel, but you know, the. The the competition has caught up or in some ways. Right. I mean, like Microsoft surface laptop is a nice laptop. It's you know. And it has a nice keyboard? And it has really nice to display I feel like it's apples place to make laptops that that are so far instantaneously like, wow, nobody else could do that. And I feel like switching to their own chipset with way, lower power consumption and tremendous performance and no need for fan. This great graphics performance that we see on ipad. I mean, it's just you think about the graphics on ipad. It's crazy. It absolutely crazy that they driving this retina display with a tiny, something this thin and desire lag. As you move your finger around. I feel like that. It could be terribly exciting. What they do with MAC book hardware'd signs in the future. Like, I feel like people are just thinking about it in terms of performance. I don't think I don't think they're thinking enough about the what you could do to reduce the physical bulk of a MAC book. We'll hopefully we'll find out. Yeah. I'm it's it's twenty nineteen. I'm very excited. I feel like there's all sorts of stuff to look forward to. Well. We'll John thanks so much for coming on. No. It's been several years. We really appreciate having you on in hearing about your workflows in what you think is going on over at apple if anybody's interested, I highly recommend just subscribe new the RSS feed over during fireball listening.

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"It's like, and then you look at all of Intel stumbles the last few years and think histories histories back what gets me so excited about it is I feel like that's exactly what would happen. What could happen with the MAC, and it's clear where apple wants to go with MAC books because they called the one the MAC book. Right. The twelve inch MAC book is where apple wants to go. And what's what's the knock on the twelve inch macbook? It's super slow. Right. I mean, everybody knows that's Intel's fault. Right. They want know they want to build a MAC that doesn't need a fan and yet can go really fast, and I just feel like. Man, they could get going with their arm chips, and they could build a MAC book that makes the twelve inch macbook look thick and heavy and then they could use the extra space to put a keyboard with actual trial. And then you get one there, you I laugh I laugh, but honest to God that would be like if they see, you know, Tim, cook called me and said looked sinus. India we want to pick your brain. We're going to build what you want us to build an honest to God what I want them to build use your arm chips, make the computer part of it super tiny. I mean, look I mean look at the actual computer part of an iphone tennis. That's plenty of powerful enough to drive a Mack. It we see the numbers so use that tiny little computer and then fill the rest of the space with a big nice keyboard, that's all I want. So if you put your pundit hat on you think we're going to get the arm MAC in twenty nineteen. I know you're not in in apple. But what do you think? I have no inside information. I actually I actually probably have even though. I think I'm as you know, I I used to hear a lot more stuff like that. And I don't anymore. Like, I think the apple actually has gotten better at keeping secrets. So I you know, I used to have to make this. Disclaimer all the time because I'd make predictions and people would assume that I was getting information. And sometimes I was and I you know, now, I'm not so twenty nineteen to me is a close call. I'm going to guess. I'm going to say there's a maybe a forty percent chance. And if not then I feel like twenty twenty looks like a greater than fifty percent chance. But I'm gonna say thirty five to forty percent chance that that will hear about that at WBZ. Do you think they're gonna do like traditionally where they they moved the whole line over to the new chip or this is just going to be on, laptops. I see that to me is a huge question. Like, so the two previous transitions when went sixty eight Kedah power PC, then when they went PowerPC to Intel where complete transitions across the board all both times in about eighteen months. Maybe even less, you know, like with any year, they'd replaced all the, you know, the old ones with new I could see them doing that. And there's certainly some reasons for it. But on the other hand, it's it's completely unproven. We know Apple's internal in house chip team can do fantastic mobile chipsets. Right. I mean, they lead the industry, and so could they make great one for a MAC book? Absolutely. Could they compete with Intel's professionals Zeon chips at the high end, I it a complete unknown. I don't know maybe. But we don't know. And do they know I don't know do they want to because obviously that's like low volume type thing. Whereas they seem you know, more. So I could see it both ways, you know. But it's it's a complete unknown. Whether they they can compete with that. And then the other factor on that is if they hadn't been so open in the last year and a half about the MAC pro and truly uncharacteristic for apple way. We'd all be saying. Well, maybe what they'll do is just get rid of the MAC pro right? Like, if they had kept their mouths shut about this, MAC pro thing, and they would still just selling the goofy trash can MAC pro with at the prices from five years ago with the performance from five years ago and not saying anything about it..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

03:51 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"I would settle for that stuff being easier to manage like just the other day had somebody, you know. Hey, this apposite working, and as well, you got to open his in preferences and go to security and give it like full disk access and should that app. Or should the system? Be able to alert me that, hey, there's this new thing in place, and you've got a great in this permission like it just failed and this users like, I don't know. I don't know why it's broken didn't give me any sort of indication of what? Wrong. And if you're going to add stuff to like, a a platform like the MAC where it fundamentally changes the way that apps interact with each other in the system, and you're documents it just feels like it's not fleshed out enough at this point at least in ten fourteen. I just can't think of much from the ipad that I want on the MAC that isn't there? I mean, it'd be nice if messages had, you know, the stickers and stuff, but you know, it it just seems like the other way around is is way more of a problem. I mean, I think you made the comment that MAC user shouldn't be as upset as ipad users should be. And I I think there's some truth to that. What about the idea of a MAC that doesn't have an Intel chip inside of it? You can banging the drum on that a lot over daring fireball. I think it's at this point. It's inevitable. Their their in house team is too good. I mean, it's it's ridiculous. I mean, I know benchmarks are arbitrary. You know, running the geek bench thing, it doesn't really prove anything in real life. And maybe actually with Keith bunch in. In particular. The fact that it only takes like two minutes to run the whole thing is sort of misleading because maybe one area where we overestimate how easily the current apple arm chips could take over is for like exporting a four K video that really bangs the CPU for half an hour. Right. There's you know, I have a friend who works on a big app. I forget what it like a clean build of of a major app that you've we've all heard of takes like, I think like nine forty five minutes or something like that. I don't know. But there's still certain things that professionals do with computer that taxes the CPU as as many cores as fast as they can go for sustained periods of time which creates heat, and it's you know, so I don't want to say it's easy. But the numbers on the benchmarks are so clear that it's it's there's Intel isn't competing with these chips anymore. They're really out of it. I mean, it's just the technical problem of of you know. Getting developers to compile their apps for and and stuff like that. But I think it will definitely happen. And it's so funny because I just listened to it this is this seems to me to be the year where I've stopped being super sad about Steve Jobs being done like it. It's like enough years of past for me. At least we're now I can go back, and I've I've watched a lot of his older keynotes in the last few months like over Christmas and stuff, and it doesn't it's it's I can just enjoy them in a way that for a couple of years there. It always just seemed to tragic, you know, I don't know. Maybe that's just me. But I just watched his introduction of the Intel transition, and it's just amazing. I it's one of the most it does it it fundamentally changed the single most important thing in the company's product lineup. And it was like an eleven minutes like eleven minutes on stage at WWE, and the funny thing about it is that the argument that he made would apply. Why exactly to a transition from Intel to arm that it's not just about performance? It's about performance per watt. And that they in any says something to the effect of we have ideas for great new products that we can't build based on the power PC roadmap, but we can build them with Intel's and we're excited to do it. Right..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Our thanks to Iraq for their support of this show and relay FM. So we've talked a lot about the future of the ipad. And maybe some places apple could go, but you're primarily a guy. That's how how identify thinks how a lot of our listeners identify where does the MAC fit into that story. If the I if I was going to become more powerful in the ipad, become more of a general, purpose, computer, what ground does that leave the MAC to stand on probably less less and less ground as years go on and I say this as a devoted MAC user, I without hesitation if I were only allowed to use one apple product. It would be MAC. I would I it would hurt me to give up my iphone. But I would do it before. I gave up a MAC because it's I use it for work, and it's more. It's more important. Right. I can I could get by with a pixel as my phone far easier than I could using anything other than a MAC from my work people who don't really use the MAC as a MAC probably would be better off with a more powerful ipad. Instead, right. Right. And at where to draw that line. You know, I mean, it's literally the name of your show. But where where you become a power, MAC, power user? I mean, it's obviously nebulous and a little bit arbitrary where there are certainly people who I would consider to be quote unquote, power users who may be have never written a single line of scripting code in their life. Like, it's there's no simple definition. But I would say they're definitely a power user, if you know, the limits of the built-in command space thing what's that called spotlight. I mean, I, you know, but people listen to this show are all using Alfred or lots of our launch bar, I complete launch bars the one I couldn't think of and that's the one I use. But you know, if you do stuff like that, the MAC is still clearly going to be the place for you to to go. But if you're not using stuff like that, you probably would be better on an ipad. Right. I just feel like where the Matt the territory the MAC has still has a long future ahead of it is that power user market. But if you really just. Use your MAC to to open up safari full screen, and and use I messages, and you just want you know, what you probably would be better off with is an ipad in a laptop form factor. The I mean as much as I like, my ipad, and I I have gone laptop 'less occasionally, I'll be somewhere in think. Gee, if I just had keyboard maestro right now. I could get something done really fast. And I when I see people say that they want the MAC to get a touch screen. I mean, that's a complicated argument. But I a lot of times when I listened to the argument, I think you say that, but what you really want is a I pad in a laptop, and you don't think Apple's ever going to do that. So therefore, you want the MAC to get ipad fide, the ipad needs to be McAfee side way more than the MAC needs to get. I Pat fide. And in fact, I think some of the ways they've made the MAC more. I Pat or like in recent years, I've actually been mistake. Wchs. I think sand boxing on. Amac is great overall. But I feel like they got with ten fourteen maybe a little too strict. I don't know that. That's I don't know that some of these restrictions were every single app that wants a system touched or whatever they call it needs to get these permissions. I I'm not quite sure what problem they're solving. It could well be that there are some security issues that I'm not aware of and that they're closing some loopholes that really are causing people harm from our. But I don't know. I never really I still don't hear really about MAC, malware. So I kind of feel like there's there's solving problems. People don't have at this point..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"I need something to be to read it clearly, and so I don't need the bump the tech size up at all. But I need to have it at this. You know, very very narrow range and the ipad is fantastic for that. Because it's super lightweight and it's super easy to hold exactly where I needed to be to see. So I do I do more reading on the ipad than I ever have before simply because it it. It's almost like an accessible thing. But then because I'm doing a reading there if I want to link to something right away, it just feels it. It's it it usually I'd just walk. A just put it down in our book market to pin board and go then walk to another room. Go on my macbook and finish linking to daring fire. Ball from there. Just because it's so I just feel so hamstrung on IOS have you ever played with like some of the extensions or like the series shortcut ability to save web pages and things like that. Or is it just back on the MAC now? I I guess I guess what? I do too is. I I do love the continuity features. You know, so I'll just walk over to the MAC, and then just bring us sharing she'd and and shoot it over to my MAC. So I do use it a lot and I really do like this ipad. But I still I there's so many little ways that I just feel hamstrung compared to the MAC now if you were because you think about apple, and it's pretty clear from a lot of people that, you know, the ipad is doing great with hardware, but could use some help with software where if you were in charge. What would you think they need to work on? I for ipad to make it to get those mittens off your hands. I I really think that it needs to be more of an eye. Ipad, S, I feel. I can see why they did it this way. And I you know, you know, I it a lot. I always say a lot of times if you listen to apple yes, they are very calculating. They're very good at marketing..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"But for reasons, I don't understand my doctor doesn't understand like for about a year. I I needed reading glasses to read while I had my contact lenses in ABSA I needed. I forget what what number the rapid. They're not super strong. But I absolutely needed them. And absolutely needed them to read like a menu in a restaurant. I so I carried reading glasses with me wherever I went and somehow about three months ago, I stopped needing reading glasses. But only if the screen is exactly about twelve inches in front of me. You know, there's like this certain now arranged but now I don't. Need reading glasses. That doesn't even make any sense to me the way that I what I'm trying to get at is. I d- I want to celebrate the fact that I not just that Iowa has this feature that lets you bump the tech size up. But when you do it everything still looks, right. It doesn't it's not like, oh, you're you have bad is. So we'll let you make the text bigger, but everything's gonna look ugly. It's not like the guy back of the GSA. No it is. Well, even then, you know, running six forty four by forty it didn't look wrong, but it did kind of look silly. But you know, and I have you know, the other thing too is once you it's like when you have a baby. And all of a sudden you notice that. Oh my God. There's babies everywhere. Right. Like, I never noticed this all over the city. There's people pushing babies around and baby strollers, you know, I'm not alone. You know, and all of a sudden you need. You need reading glasses or your start to need reading glasses. And all of a sudden, you realize there's all sorts of other people in their forties and older who need reading glasses all the time. Like, I never noticed. This. This restaurant is full of people who can't read the menu. And it really really it. It's just so great the support that IOS has for it. And I'll tell you what Android is a terrible for for the same thing. Like the texts option size on on a pixel three are just terrible compared to the iphone. I think even the MAC has room to catch up to Iowa Iowa. It feels like a real focus and maybe because it's newer. They've been able to build it in as they go. But I know like in MAC OS, they're still corners and stuff you turn some accessibility options on and this just broken or doesn't act the way you expect it to wish they would make more progress on that front. Yeah. I kind of agree with that too. Yeah. And it's just an fact that there's just one setting in just bumped the slider up, and it affects the text everywhere is so great. And I think it's also the case that there's more MAC software that song. Sort of wings it on tech size as opposed to having like this one system wide insurance. How big I want my text even like actual notes up until very recently. You couldn't change tech size on which made it unusable for some people. Right, right. The the the accessibility of functions on iphone and ipad. Also have that great magnify tool for people that are having trouble reading the restaurant menu. That if you don't have your glasses with you that can save your bacon for people who don't know, you you can set it in excess abilities to that a triple click on the power button just instantly turns your phone into a magnifying glass where you are not really an ipad guy, you're more. You've said earlier in the show that you feel like it. Sometimes it's like working with gloves on mittens the worse than glutton's. That's right. What where where does the ipad fit in your life? I mean, do you have anything you use it for or is it something reading and again it gets to the division situation. I have where there's this very, you know, somewhere around twelve inches or so right in front of my eyes is where.

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"But instead it would like patch every single KoKo app to add like a a keyboard shortcut for x y and z or something it was really sort of like, the, you know, the same taking advantage of it in a way that like software gets exploited. By malware. Those things are gone, and I nobody uses stuff like that anymore. There's there's officially sanctioned ways to do it. And so even you know, I just find there's less of a reason to get that clean start. Like it used to be like, yeah, you should do a clean start. And then only start adding those extensions back as you find that you really need them. And it was a good way to sort of break yourself of stuff that you've forgotten you to even installed, but that might be sort of gumming up the works behind the scenes, sometimes I stop and think about all the time I spent like changing the icons on all of my apps and just like stupid things I did in the year. Passed on my MAC, and I really wish I had those hours back. Well, I think it's easier to run a a stock system. Now, right MAC OS comes with so many things used to have to add on that has now come in the box. It's it's almost easier to kind of get by on just what comes with it. Now, the macbook pro is not your main system. You have a retina MAC as well. Don't you? I do and I love it. I it's the original retina five K. So whatever year probably around the same year. I think it was twenty team fourteen or fifteen twenty fourteen the one before they came out with a high high deep not ID the extended collide Kobe white collar. Yeah. Still running fantastic as good as new I guess, you're not taking that up and down the stairs to record podcast with. No, no that stays in office. But. I it's it's I don't wanna get too into it. But because I'm not looking for any kind of piteous sympathy, and I'll be fine. But my eyesight is such that I the did the viewing distance for me on a five K I. Amac is such that, I I have trouble reading, and I could blow up the screen, but I'm reluctant. I'm too stubborn to do that. Whereas laptop distance is much better. For me. There's a very narrow range where I can read comfortably. So I've I would say at this point like ninety five percent of the time is on the MAC book. That's interesting. I I would assume that you worked on the the I MAC a lot. But yeah, I would I would if I would if my vision were fine. And you know, it could be fine again. But so this is the old man problems cornerback power users. I guess I when I I remember when I was a young man, and I made fun of everyone that would increase the point size on their computers. Yeah. Not I don't do that anymore. I don't make fun of them. I caught myself doing that my text editor for the first time about two years ago. I was like oh oh here here. It is now now it's beginning slippery slope, baby. I remember I was in college. I had an intern summer internship. You know, it was like my first one. So it was real..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"And it's one of those funny things where you know. I think to be a successful CEO of a company like apple like, I don't know. Why I I have no idea who the CEO of Exxon Mobil is these days or what what he or she does what they're like, personality wise. It seems to me from what I've observed that most of the CEO's of big public corporations are complete Dullard 's in there at least publicly I mean, they must have tremendous political skill to rise to the top of a company, but they don't seem like interesting people at all at least from what I can see it. It seems incredibly dull. But then on the, you know, but maybe it's like 'cause I'm not into oil and gas. I don't know. Maybe if I was in oil wrote a blog about about the energy industry. I think it's fascinating. But I do think it's interesting that. Tim cook is really good things that aren't really related to the actual job of being CEO. I mean, Steve Jobs, certainly was like the fact that Steve Jobs was a fabulous showman and was truly the best. There ever was at getting up in front of a bunch of people and making product announcements he would have been a great CEO even if he hadn't had that skill. I mean, it certainly helped it didn't hurt. But you know, it wasn't really necessary. I the fact that Tim cook is so good at that messaging isn't really part of being CEO, but it makes him. He means that he can be the company spokesperson, right? Like, there's a I guess that's what I'm trying to say is there's certainly a lot of companies where my win the company has something to do in has somebody has to speak to the press. It may not be the CEO who does it might be somebody else 'cause they're better at staying on message. But the fact that he is always on message makes me worry that. I I would lose that conversational aspect that. I've had with with the guests who have been on the show. I think with with Tim cook that even extends to what he shares personally like I've seen facility and Craig and all these other guys on stage with you. And I feel like I know them as a person a little bit better having listen to them talk with you for a while. Right. Like antidotes or just their view on things. But anytime, you see cook talk about his personal life, or you know, things not necessarily apple. But apple adjacent. Even that feels like it's very tightly done in a way that. That you wouldn't have the warmth. You have with some of these other executives. I don't think I who knows maybe it would come maybe play very differently, right? I don't know. Maybe you know. But I think if if it was the Tim cook that you see on CNBC. I think that's not a great episode of the talk show. It might be. I don't know. But it's and I don't know. So the other one the other guests that people often say, wouldn't it be great if it would be Johnny ive, and in some ways, it would be fantastic. And if for example, I was given the option if they said, you know, you could have Tim cook or Johnny I've, but you can't get can do both at the same time..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

03:04 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"I kinda got an argument with the sound guy because I had zoom record am I can just plug it in the border here. I said I'll plug it in for you brought the cords. I just want to get a recording of the show off the board. And he's like, no, no, no, no. I can do. I can do. We'll just let me do it for you. Because with the zoom record, or at least the one they had at that time you had to press record button twice to record. It was super into it of user interface. What could go wrong? Yeah. Exactly. And of course, of course. And then part of me was like, I should just have somebody. Hold a recorder in the audience just anyway, and I didn't. And of course, it didn't get recorded, and it was one of the funniest episodes. We ever had rob Gordon. Actual talent. Exactly get him back. We do a bunch of them at relay now we have like four or five scheduled for this year. And I've gotten to a point where I record it on the table. So like the recorder is right in front of me. And I just like sound guy. Here's just the signal out Amari quarter. But I've gone to a point where I trust. No one. Maybe that cynical about don't want to be in that position. So it's like just have it here on the table. I can see the numbers going up. I see the bars and audio hijack moving I feel like I'm safe and sound it's nerve wracking. It's like if you did it every day, you know, you'd have confidence in it. But when you need it occasionally, and it's always a different two different venue. And right now sweaty just thinking about it. There's some guy that you've never met before saying, don't worry. I got it covered. That's the worst. Well, we'll John I would expect a lot of our audience knows you. But for those who don't John is the the proprietor of during fireball, we had John on episode two fifty six and we went into his origin story quite a bit. Then, but John is a is a programmer, you know, computer, professional who has been really a professional writer now probably longer than you were computer professional this point over at during fireball and just one of the most intuitive commenters on the apple ecosystem, and and the big and small picture at apple and just been around a long time in this community actually worked on BB at it. Which is you know, gives you real chops in in my opinion. The and and just really been around a long time. And and and just I think everybody's favourite commenters on all things apple that's very sweet of you sixteen years said turn fireball. Yeah. While I mean who would have thought right? When you start it. I did. Yeah. Did you think you'd be doing it in sixteen years? I would have if you would have come and told me that I would have you know, I would have been I wouldn't have been surprised I was more or less the goal. I always had my back of my head. I really didn't want to I didn't wanna parlay into say getting hired at MacWorld, or or, you know, the New York Times, or whatever I really I didn't want to turn it into a job..

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"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"Mac. Power users episode four hundred sixty six John Gruber returns. Welcome back to MAC power users. I'm Steven hack at and I'm joined as always by my pal. David sparkes. How are you today? David. Great, stephen. Yeah. I'm good. We're gonna have a fun interview. Today, we are joined by the internet's own John Gruber, John. How are you? Good happy to be here. Thanks for joining us. It's it's I interview show of the sort of the the new lineup here at MAC power users. And we were so excited that you said, yes. So thanks for joining us. I'm happy to be back before we dive in. We did when remind people that we are going to be doing a live show on March the second the Saturday in Chicago as I say, this there are only a few tickets left. So if you ahead of her that link, you can get one of the last ones, would you have a wedding lists. If people drop off or get sick, or whatever will be releasing those tickets if any come available us of be sure to go check on that link. And we will see you in Chicago. I love doing live shows. I don't always think it's like do my. Show at the WW DC. And I'm I'm a nervous wreck exhausted, mentally exhausting. And and then it's over so far, everyone has been okay at least. And then there's that great sense of relief of okay. As long as somebody gives me, a, you know like a thumbs up like shows over thanks for coming. And then, you know, like somebody just guarantee me that we got that recorded. Anything I get like a thumbs up from from Jake the camera guy like we were good or cable Caleb, my sound guy. And then it's such a relief. And then I think man that was so much fun. Everybody was cheering and stuff. I should do that more often. And then it's a cycle. There's actually a lost episode of the MAC power users. We had rob cordray on the show, and it was live at MacWorld years and years ago. I remember that MacWorld because I remember it's actually when I met rob Quadri. Yeah. That was really fun as walking around the floor with him. And all the nerds knew me and everybody else do rob every. But the, but we before we Terry Quinn the show..

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Apple reportedly replaced about 10 times more iPhone batteries than it expected to

Techmeme Ride Home

02:42 min | 2 years ago

Apple reportedly replaced about 10 times more iPhone batteries than it expected to

"Back when the news broke that apple had its big earnings restatement the headlines were about a sales slowdown in China. But also hidden among the details and speculation where murmurs about Apple's battery replacement program for older iphones. Lots of people were skeptical that simply allowing users to replace their batteries would be enough of a factor to move the needle on the iphone upgrade cycle. Indeed longtime apple pundit GianLuigi essay wrote, quote, I have a hard time believing that the twenty nine dollar limited time offer had a significant impact on Apple's numbers did apple replace hundreds of thousands of batteries. I doubt it at one hundred replacements for apple store times five hundred stores. That's fifty thousand happy customers and only fifty million in missed new iphone revenues. I'd have to be off by a factor of ten half. A million iphone battery upgrades one. One thousand repairs per apple store to approach a mere five hundred million in missed revenue and quote yesterday later adjusted his estimate a bit but wrote that even if his back of the envelope math was super low quote, apple had full knowledge of battery replacement numbers when issuing it's November first guidance well in daring fireball, John Gruber dropped this little nugget. Mark Gherman had previously reported that Tim cook held an all hands meeting of apple employees on January third to discuss the revenue restatement issue, but what hadn't been reported until Gruber leaked. It was that cook reportedly told ABA employees that apple replaced eleven million batteries under the replacement program, and they had only intimidated replacing about one to two million. So there's that big number right there quoting from Gruber's piece. But guess as second point still stands the battery replacement program ran all year long. So even if it was more popular than apple originally expected. Why wasn't it accounted for in guidance issued on November first ten months after the program started, my guests the effect of the battery replacement program on new iphone sales wasn't apparent until after the iphone? Ten our ten s models were available. A few million extra iphone users happy with the performance of their old iphones with new batteries. Who would have otherwise upgraded to a new iphone this year? Put a ding in the bottom line, and quote, so John is speculating here that people just waited for the big phone announcement to see what was new the cited that it wasn't new enough.

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Apple Pulled the iOS Beta 7

MacBreak Weekly

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Apple Pulled the iOS Beta 7

"For the case, but then you know, as much as you want for the card doesn't come card not included. Speaking of returning superstars. Doug field is coming back to apple. He left to go to tesla in two thousand thirteen five years ago. He is now coming back to work with Bob Mansfield. This is a a rumor that John Gruber's reporting daring. Fireball Mansfield, of course, is in charge of the project. Tighten the apple self driving car. So

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Doug Field, former Tesla engineering chief, returns to Apple

Daily Tech News Show

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Doug Field, former Tesla engineering chief, returns to Apple

"Let's talk a little more about what's going down between apple and tesla, John Gruber, daring, fireball. Perhaps you've heard of him notes that Doug field has left tesla after five years, including overseeing model, three production, kind of a big deal field was once VP of MAC, hardware, engineering, and guess what he's now returning to apple Gruber says that field will work with Bob Mansfield on Apple's product tightened car project sources have told various outlets as well. That apple changed from the idea of manufacturing a car to developing autonomous car technology. But fields, production experience, tesla could be put to use either way.

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Qualcomm Qualcomm, Apple and Tesla discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

00:28 sec | 2 years ago

Qualcomm Qualcomm, Apple and Tesla discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Field has left tesla after five years, including overseeing model three production. Their field was once VP of MAC, hardware engineering before he went to tesla and he is now returning to apple Gruber says, field will work with Bob Mansfield on Apple's project titan car project. Now, sources of previously told a lot of outlets that apple changed from the idea of manufacturing card developing a Thomas car technology, but fields, production experience at tesla could be put to use an either of those

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Authorities Arrest Man for Allegedly Threatening to Murder Ajit Pai's Children

Mac and Gaydos

02:25 min | 2 years ago

Authorities Arrest Man for Allegedly Threatening to Murder Ajit Pai's Children

"The unitarian universalist church of annapolis to grieve and pay tribute to five murdered newspaper employees one of which was a member of that church when pastor described the mounting dread he had felt as it became clear that windy winters did not survive thursday shooting at the capital gazette in annapolis the sixty five year old winters was a special publications editor and a mother of four settle those attending the vigil gasped when another pastor noted that winters had participated in a training session at the church just three weeks ago on how to respond to an active shooter president trump made his public remarks about the deadly shooting at the newspaper speaking in the east room at the white house the president says the attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief journalists like all americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job the president was speaking at a previously scheduled event to mark the six month anniversary of the republican tax bill i california man's under arrest accused of threatening to kill the family of the chairman of the federal communications commission over internet speeds thirtythreeyearold mark horo man who lives here in southern california is accused of sending threatening emails to fcc chairman ajit pie federal prosecutors say the emails claimed pie was responsible for a child who man said committed suicide because of net neutrality regulations being repealed and they say he threatened to kill pies family when arrested they claimed man admitted that he had sent the emails because he was angry about the repeal of net neutrality rules in wanted to scare pie alex stone abc news los angeles if convicted man could get up to ten years in prison members of one arizona family you're being honored with congressional gold medals ktar's mark carlson tells us that those honored today served in the volunteers civil air patrol paul burke francis burke weeden and philipsburg were all honored today with congressional gold medals sharon franklin a phoenix is related to all three burks so proud of my family and what my parents and my grandfather did in the life of the community i'm just very proud of everybody john gruber received a gold medal for his grandfather paul burke my middle name is paul i'm named after him in that department and it's quite an honor needless to say the civil air patrols made up of civilian volunteers their mission.

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"john gruber" Discussed on Upgrade

Upgrade

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Upgrade

"Gradually gotten push notifications and dismissed them you know and said i never wanna see this again and i think that that means that over time as you use it you're gonna your experience will improve but also think about it this way for all the times that somebody on the internet john gruber does this a lot that other people do too has pointed out annoying push notifications that apps do one of the cool things about this feature is that not only can i unsubscribe from a an annoying push notification something i don't wanna see or just send it to notification center it actually provides a disincentive for apps to send too many notifications and notifications that are of the wrong kind that are too self serving in that are useless because if you under twelve if you annoy somebody with a dumb push notification they're going to just turn it off right then and there and never see your push notifications again and that's great because that is not just the user having the power to block you it's the fear of anger the user put in the developer and i know i have a developer near me but like i want the developers to have this calculation of do i really wanna bother them with this and right now they don't they don't seem to worry because it's so hard to figure out how to turn off a push notification yeah i'm really excited about that too like there is a real big potential hip those push notifications to really salt to go away those like point almost feel like pointless monkey messages from games stuff like hey i'm looking at us super mario run like i'm looking at you we go to an event the really that's right it's banana week everybody.

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"john gruber" Discussed on Happy Hour

Happy Hour

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on Happy Hour

"I i needed to detroit different versions of of that request so um um and they have undocumented like taking notes and ceiling what works and what doesn't work but but for example i recall saying like you know series played the talk show podcasting when he's them he podcast has to give it a real real good hands i know a vice there and it will play like a podcast is like totally not what i was looking for some of the shows i say stop which eigen siri play the talk show siri play the talk show a john gruber like you you go through the different options he goes you want and then hopefully it's the right episode here you now know the same thing with access no tech podcast i think the most natural thing to do in that case is say siri play atp right but there's there's no tuning for that like maybe the hep guys need to how the tag this as like like i i do not if i mack for the longest time of at a tags on on if they should be nuture nominee thing but i do nine spun out teo smell out math five without mcenroe so that it's like optimize for voice i don't know if they have been if it's anybody by i i i recognize that nine to five mack is like invented word that doesn't isn't real answer that might be hard to parse with with atp like i think that might be on apple side deal like a special situation for that but you could probably as young as hard to make especially at chrudim chris paul cost directories limitless great acronym so large at the show.

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"john gruber" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Pins all performance line gained is our they'll include rob manfred commissioner major league baseball world series urged tonight tomorrow it is time we'll have john gruber and curb street 'backtoback gudina urbi every wednesday at this hour on mike in my i of all the bigger hurry was you made it very clear yesterday has i gave her the air widow id and clear the air with them absolutely not again the reason is last week i thought college game day the college game day show new go to notredame you asleep they wanted to penn state michigan okay understandable cool under stat neither one was a great game so afterward notredame wins penn state wins penn state scored ohio state or was outta by notredame is going to play north carolina state 'nother ranked team of the big game so i thought game day may be go to notredame maybe i could be the celebrity pickering ever got to do that no they're going to columbus they've already been columbus he rolled back to columbus todo game with isaiah and penn state who they did this past week all because herbie mr ohio state alum wanted in columbus early sides mice are i'm sticking to it so herbie cost me a chance to be a celebrity picker by having game day at notre dame not that they would have asked me to be the celebrity pickup released i could have done in fact while the i mean they might have asked you to know what they're not going to do they're not going to have may be the celebrity baker in columbus i will say this oh how say penn state is the better now and it's it's the bigger gain outwards not it is it is it is sort almost elimination game in the big ten right if penn state vaults this hurdle then they're looking at i don't want to look past anyone but fairly smooth sailing on into a potential conference championship match up with wisconsin if ohio state wins then they've made up all of their previous sins and that michigan game will partly be it for themselves a chance to go on it and and play wisconsin and if they win their probably playing for the national title so it or the the college football player so this feels like a see athlete and i ask you something sure if either team loses all vile state.

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"john gruber" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

03:20 min | 3 years ago

"john gruber" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"New live tweeting don't miss it lot of goingson today ladies and gentlemen first off as predicted the newest rebirth of the healthcare legislation is going to be going down the drain here john mccain has again announced his opposition to the bell now let me be clear and concise about my thoughts on john mccain he's a man's man he defended this country was portrait for it kept in captivity feet years b cancer has cancer now i i'd allies people like that when i catch a cold i wind like a baby so this man's man's man as a politician as of late we have troubles and problems with him we believe he voted 'no on the first health go round just the spite it wasn't even a vote to pass the bill was on a vote to move things forward and on the one that he's saying he's not going to vote for today i'm just let you know a fact john mccain campaigns the you to vote for him on voting for a bill such as what they're putting up now let me be clear about a few thanks the people that put together the obamacare belt lied about it it was admitted by john gruber invidia go on youtube they lied on purpose it was never economically feasible ever so the republicans come in and just so you know listen carefully because remember we don't have the bias in the agenda renault a motive here we just want good policy then not blowing anything up all the joe one is giving more power the individual states versus the federal blob now the left is saying well that gives the state's h choice to do things that they don't want would not do things that they do want there was a thought process that the whole pre uh the preexisting and condition deal we'll get on done as states kin jake a little rounds uh there is worry about how much subsidies and reimbursements there will be there is worries about people losing their health insurance well let me give you the facts number one for the most part people that will lose their health insurance don't want it in the first place and were forced the get at this fact that's number one number two the president has stated he will sign no bill that takes out the.

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