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"macworld" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"That's kind of my majority focus My mother was a legally. Blind macular degeneration. I have dry. Macular degeneration myself knock on wood. It stays dry. So i don't go blind but i have always been interested in blind accessibility since i was a little kid. I read a book called. Follow my leader. That was about a little boy. Who was blinded from workers. And it's the story of how he goes through denial and he ends up where he goes to the braille school. He learns barely gets guy. Dog this whole story but when they got to the braille part they had a picture of what the braille alphabet looked. Like and. I was so intrigued that i got a piece of cardboard punch from the shop and i made myself a little braille displays so that i could learn the alphabet and i taught myself this secret coal from the book and so i think that's kind of where it started. That was my first accessible tool. So now what i do. I taught myself Voiceover on the mac on the iphone. And i actually did a presentation at macworld they had tech toxic at macworld and i did one call blindfolded where i did my entire presentation blindfolded. Yeah it was terrifying. That was the scariest thing i've ever done. I did really well on the iphone. The iphone super easy. It's really really easy to use. And you can't get messed up. I actually ended up having to take the blindfold off briefly during the mac. Part was unfortunate but anyway once i learned that now what i can do is if i get an app. I can check and see if it's accessible and i can't tell you it's really accessible but i can tell you if it's not you know. Yeah yeah if the buttons are all called button yet no you're out or everything's graphics than they aren't elements that you can inspect and things so i just kind of role that in and you know by the way it looks like it's pretty good. I need some people to tested. And i and. I've started writing to the developers and saying. Hey you're so close. If you just put this piece in you could up your name. And and i've ended up with a big blind community because first of all podcasting awesome wind gusts no-brainer But they've kind of collected around me. Because i do talk about it and then. They helped me where i'll say. Hey this seems like it's partially accessible. Can you test it for me. And if it really is so i'm i. I'm truthful to the audience. If i tell him it is morton one. Yeah and the feedback from that is is probably great. Because who else is doing that. Who's not already aligned yet. Because you don't usually shrink about it. Yes yeah and That folded into a bart was inspired by that. When in programming by stealth is he made sure that as we're learning to code for the web. We are learning to code in an accessible way instead of saying okay now. Here's a chapter on accessibility. It's like okay. You're putting in a button. Here's how you label the button so that the screen and reads it. Or here's something. Maybe you want only the screen reader to read. Because it's graphic that the person who could see does it need to here. Yeah doesn't doesn't need to see tech sunscreen here the code. Yeah yeah sure whatever. Yeah that's that's been really fun angle and it just kind of weaves into everything. I do podcast awesome. Well that's about wraps it up. Come back next week for.
"macworld" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"All right. I got to talk about a proposed apple product that never came out. And it was a communications device was actually a telephone capable of sending fax messages that could recognize handwriting and had a touch screen and a stylist user interface. You could choose custom ring tones for it. But this was a landline telephone, not a smartphone that you would carry. You would actually have this plugged into the outlet in your house. And Apple announced it all the way back at Macworld 1993. It was called Walt. And Walt was an acronym that stood for and I swear I'm not making this up. With the active lifestyle telephone boy. Does that sound like an apple product with the active lifestyle? Telephone? You can tell that this was not during Steve Jobs run over at Apple is one during the time where Steve Jobs was not at that company. Apple had partnered with BellSouth on the design of this proposed product, and what appeared to be a production model as a not just a prototype, but something that would have actually gone out to store shelves. Of this. Walt Telephone showed up on eBay back in 2012, with cool asking price of $8000 and I found conflicting reports online about whether the auction actually went through or whether it was taken down early. I don't know what the case is. Maybe it actually went through and someone bought it for eight grand. Or maybe for some reason, the auction was taken down. But either way, the Walt never saw the light of day on an official basis. Sometimes we actually will get a product. It's not true vaporware, but the product that we get is different from the one we were originally pitched. Actually, that happens quite a bit. And if you're lucky, it happens in the good way and that the thing you get has more features than what you were originally promised. And that's awesome. My you say, Well, this is even better than what they were talking about before. More frequently than not ends up being a case where you get something that has fewer or completely different features than the ones you were promised. So to start off with, I want to talk about vessel. Ve E s s Y l. This is one of those cases where you've got a lot of unhappy people ready to accuse the founder of the company Mark one of shenanigans that founder's name is Justin Lee. So what's the story? Well, vessel was supposed to be a smart cup that could actually analyze the contents that were inside the cup. Using sensors. The chemical analysis would include a nutritional breakdown of liquid inside the cup. And then by pairing the cup with a mobile device by a Bluetooth you could keep track of your nutritional habits, and it was all part of this quantified self philosophy. It was really a big deal just a few years ago where people are trying to track and analyze all sorts of data about themselves, and some of us still do like I still track all of my meals and I still track all of my steps. But this cup was supposed to be able to analyze anything you poured into it and then automatically send that information to a companion app. So if you board soft drink into it like Coca Cola or Pepsi Would identify that and say. Here's how many calories you're consuming. Here's how much caffeine etcetera How much sodium that kind of stuff it would identify it as whether it's Coke or Pepsi. Even at least that was the concept. Or his fruit juice or coffee or whatever it might be. The principal was supposed to be the same. No matter what Lee would start taking pre orders for the Smart Cup, starting in 2014 at $99 a pop with the idea being that the eventual actual cup once it goes on sale. Would be $199. So essentially, you're get it for $100 off by pre ordering And he raised more than a million dollars that way. The cup was supposed to ship in 2015, but it didn eventually his company issued a statement that said the Cups were taking longer to produce than anticipated that finding a sensor technology that would work for mass production was problematic and that the company would instead offer up kind of a stopgap. They wanted to offer up a cup called the prime vessel Prime spelled P. R. Why? Emmy? For some reason, the vessel company likes to get rid of perfectly fine vowels and replace them with wise. Anyway, this prime vessel would track how much water you drink in a day. Assuming you used your cup for all your water drinking. Which was a big step down from the originally promised gadget and, according to a statement from the company made to the better business Bureau. Anyone who chose not to get a prime vessel could request a refund. So in other words, you had a choice. You could say I'd like my money back because you have not delivered the thing that you promised or I will take this prime vessel in the meantime, and I will keep waiting for the actual cup to come out. I should also note that, unlike the promised vessel, the prime model actually shipped. Ah lot of people had problems with it. But it did ship whether all of the models shipped to all the customers. I can't say. But something did actually leave the company and go out into the world. In fact, you confined prime vessel on stuff like Amazon. The company, by the way, has since gone out of business. And while some people have essentially accused Mark one of perpetuating fraud, I'm not ready to do that. I am not certain that that's a case, Justin Lee studied biomedical computing at Queen's University..
AirPods Max vs. Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000XM4: Which headphones should you buy?
"High end headphones face some challenges, including the eye popping price tag of the new Airpods max dollars for a pair of wireless noise Canceling over your headphones is just Region. That's Macworld writer Michel Simon, who says Apple's Airpods Max are also entering a crowded field dominated by bows and Sony and even its own beats products that cost far less. Its website says orders placed right now may not arrive until March. But accessories like it's other headphones, and the Apple Watch generated $31 billion in sales last year. So Apple is undeterred. Apple has a core group of people that can't afford this stuff. Want to have the things that the high end things that Apple makes him and are willing to pay a premium for knowledge. And if money is tight, or you can't get one rite now, Simon suggest you wait for the price to go down. Probably next year. Maybe the year after they'll come out with the cheaper version. That's what Apple does. I'm
Grading the Intel Era
"Today we're going to dive deep a bit on how the MAC ended up on Intel chips and how that went and how it's ending in the near future. Yeah I thought this'll be fine. I'm also a sign that you agreed to the idea. Early. Talk for an hour and half about. Processors like yes let's do it. So yeah a little bit different than a normal episode, but it's not every day that the MAC makes a big transition, those of us who follow the Mac and really care about as a platform. This is big important stuff. So we thought we could take a week and and talk about this here. It could be very soon that we see the first apple silicon Mac Apple said definitely by the end of twenty twenty, and here we are in the middle of October. So it could be anytime I mean they they definitely, GonNa have an iphone announcement soon, and then the question is, are they gonna say oh, by the way, we also have the silicon new apple can Max? ARE THEY GONNA? Wait for another? Announcement for that but but it's happening and I do think that the history of Intel can really kind of give us a good idea of what to expect going forward. Yeah, absolutely. So let's let's Kinda start there with the switch to Intel. So this this took place a lot longer ago than I thought it was everything feels like it's ten years ago was not ten years ago it was fifteen years ago. At WBZ, two thousand and five I've got a bunch of links in the show notes to the stuff. As we talk, you can go find the resources. This is the same keynote that podcast added to itunes which is Wild. The same one account like that. Though kind of feels nice for this episode well, I feel like back then in hindsight, apple was moving a lot faster because. They're bigger company now bigger companies move slower but they were they're crazy stuff like every announcement and this is right in the heyday of. I. Tunes and ipod stuff every time apple got on stage not just WDC. Would they had music events and they had macworld still? I tunes and ipod announcements were always part of the story and anytime you are thinking about announcements on this timer watching videos. It's just ever-present because it was a a huge deal for apple necessarily what got them to the size they were before the iphone launch, and then of course from then to now, it's been a drastic drastic change but the ipod and they were really important in the in this sort of. Really from two thousand and three, a couple of years in maybe two, thousand, eight or nine when it finally started to fade to engage grounded the iphone ipod tunes just like we're on stage we're GonNa talk about the stuff. Yeah I went back and watched the keynote and first of all, I just forgot how comfortable Steve Jobs was as a presenter. He's just. So I I mean the thing that made him good was he was just so comfortable and. It looked like he was just having a conversation with you as anybody who does public speaking can learn a lot from that but. What I thought was interesting was the parody between things he was saying then anything's apple said a few months ago as they announced the apple silicon transition definitely a lot of echoes of this event at Wbz twenty twenty. Down to even some of the same language and as we move into the technology side of it, a lot of the tech is being. Reused or new tech is using old names at least this is. Something that apple definitely leaned on I think this time around and this even wasn't hells I processor switch they went from the sixty eight K series to the power PC series. And we're not really getting into that today that was a relatively rough transition and places. Basically, a lot of the system software HAD TO BE EMULATED FOR AWHILE? Apple's hardware is moving faster than it software than. But they finally got their act together. But at this point, in two, thousand and five, the power PC train had basically just run out of steam and it's it's no. It was no mystery as to why they wanted to do this to said actually been rumored for a little while not as heavily rumored as the apple silicon stuff I think but the apple was also a lot more obvious in this which Intel was because like. Apples at this hiding their own chips. Of course, they WANNA use them for everything. I mean, they were already making apple silicon in all their mobile devices and people could already benchmark them against Matt does just slap that thing in and call today you know. I'm sure it's harder than that I don't mean to be going into it but. You know to slap it in there and move on.
Adobe MAX! The Creativity Conference
"Welcome back to another episode of this week in photo I'm your host Frederik van Johnson Today on the show we're talking to some folks from Adobe about. A little show called Max that they put on from year to year. The lot of people in the creative industry look forward to kind of like Mac, nerds look forward to macworld. The creatives look forward to Max because it's kind of the latest greatest it's coming out of adobe innovations. And just sort of a shot in the arm creativity wise of what's happening in the creative world. Obviously. This year is a little bit different, and Max is a little bit different They're pivoting. These were pivots overused this year but they've they've restructured the conference into some more of a virtual offering and I want to get to the bottom of it. I want to understand is it better? Is it? You know what's better than being full on physical is virtual virtual allow more people to attend a you know, what are we giving up going virtual? So all those things we're going to answer. So Britney miscarrying Katrina ice men. Are, here to talk about the stuff, we're also going to dive into if we have time into some topics around light room in understand light room workflows in that cool stuff. So welcome to the show guys how you doing. Great. Thank you for having eight. Thank you. No. Thank you both for coming on. Monday afternoon I know how busy Mondays are for everybody. So thanks for taking the time to do this. I WanNa have you both introduce yourselves your individual areas of expertise inside the adobe adobe ecosystem, Katrina iceman. We'll start with you what do you what do you and I have known each other you know for a long time I won't go into how long but it's been a long time. I'm happy to see your face in here and I was surprised when I saw that you are attached to adobe also they need her so What do you? What are you doing at Adobe? Well, first, let me say that I started with Photoshop. Before it was released and even when I see with that Beta version of photoshop like I WANNA work with this company that was over thirty years ago. So hang on to your dreams because they do come through and. I know I'm tenacious and. Due to my photographic writing and educational experience. There is a new project that adobe was developing. That's now in light room, and it's all of the room to to`real and the discovery edit files learning an inspiration all in-app that I'm happy to talk about, and that's really what I concentrate on is working with the community to share integration and information. So you're you're I know you're you're official title of over there is the your product manager for engagement and I'm interested to a really happy to see that you're helping with the education side of that because you know as as the interview progresses as we talked about in the Green Room, I want to understand and I want our listeners viewers to understand that ecosystem, the light room classic ecosystem in Mobile, and how that fits into it and what they should be using for what is. As you know as a educator, there's a lot of confusion out there around what tool should I use much much to a to the effect of people even beings suffering from analysis paralysis like, Oh, I should use that year. So I use that I use this deal or whatever. So let's get to the bottom of that to in this interview as we progress, of Brittany, tell us about you and your your expertise over to Dobie. What are you? What's your? What's your area of responsibility? So, I, oversee strategy content and marketing for adobe corporate events, which includes Adobe Max says well as Adobe Summit. So this year has been a very busy year where we're going all in on virtual events, and so I'm very excited to talk more about what we're doing for Max. That's cool. That's cool. So Max. So take us for the folks that may not have heard of adobe Max right what what was adobe Max originally concepted for and who who's target So, Adobe Max is the world's largest creativity conference, and typically it has been three full days of immersive learning and training and inspiration workshops in a variety of other activities in a physical environment. So we traditionally have appealed to creative professional's across all of the various products that adobe focuses on. It's also where we traditionally will announce any of our new releases and our latest innovations.
"macworld" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Your first order at macworld and dot com promo code tramp but only until the end of the month macworld and dot com promo code try and above average temperatures continuing fifty nine degrees yesterday afternoon the averages forty seven today in the sixties now the record for today is seventy seven settlers near record warmth still sunshine sixty eight tonight some clouds fifty two city suburbs a little cooler tomorrow slight chance of showers sixty two Wednesday considering cloudy fifty five I'm meteorologist restricted from the weather channel seven ten W. OR five forty eight is our time right now it's good to sports wins for our local basketball teams the Knicks beat Detroit ninety six eighty four and the nets over the bulls one ten to one oh seven two wins in a row now for the nets hi checking Wall Street is gonna be a rough day today the futures all pointing to a five percent drop across the board Dow futures down about five percent same for nasdaq and the S. and P. futures also go overseas this morning the footsie London back to Germany each down more than five percent in trading this morning Japanese Nikkei index down five percent so that must be the number five percent today all the oil stocks are sharply lower for example the Devon energy down about twenty three percent Occidental petroleum down twenty and marathon oil down about twenty percent and the early trading as well so buckle up well for the last nineteen years since nine eleven the public has been told to see something and say something well the FBI says the public is saying but not saying and they point to that attack on a kosher market in Jersey city three months ago or they opened fire at a kosher market in Jersey city the suspects were open about their hatred people saw the subject they knew they were angry they knew they were hate filled they knew they were anti semitic.
State of the iPad
"The IPAD. This is one of the shows when we put that on the list. I was thinking this is one that is going to be an emotional journey for me because I am a particular fan of the IPAD and it has taken me ups and downs. It's been a very emotional apple product for me But I thought before we got into the details of worthy IPAD is today. I thought it'd be fun to spend a little bit of time. Just kind of talking about how the IPAD came to be and kind of the genesis of the product. I think that helps inform what has happened in. Maybe where it's going and the The the story is I mean the the Walter Isaacson Steve Jobs biography. There's a lot of people that have a lot of problems with that book. But he does a good job documenting some of the apple products and how they came to be one of the interesting stories. He tells them the book is how seems wife? Convinced him to go to dinner with somebody from Microsoft and the guy couldn't stop blathering on about the windows tablet system and Steve got so mad that he went back to apple said. Okay then we can make one to and You know I'm kind of summarizing but that that's really we're apples started thinking about the touch operating system and the very first iphone was not an iphone. It was an IPAD. Even though it probably didn't have that name at the time it was you know what if we had a small screen not iphone screen but like an ipad size screen and we put a touch operating system on it and they started playing with that and very quickly realized that no way to second? This technology is good enough. We could make a phone out of it. They they kind of abandoned or put on the shelf. The tablet plans and went all in on the product. That eventually became the iphone So the the IPAD started before the iphone but didn't get finished until after they kind of got the iphone into the market and was an established product. But from the outside. I can tell you I was very excited about apple making a tablet for very long time. It had been rumored for ever just like the phone hat right if you go back to two thousand five or so people talking about apple's going to do a phone is going to be based on the IPOD and of course they're remorse with click wheel. Yeah boo-boy and there were a lot of rumors about the tablet as well and there were during that time frame. That guy talked about and wrote about wanting it to run MAC software and clear in hindsight. That wasn't where they were ever going to go and didn't make much sense. But the the iphone kind of laying the the way for the IPAD. I think apple did things in the right order. I remember multiple trips for some reason. There's one bridge on the The freeway to the Orange County airport and I would fly up there for macworld every year and for some reason I drive onto that bridge every time and think about is this year. We're going to get the tablet and to this day. I still think about the IPAD traffic bridge. Now your brain makes these connections but and there were all these ways. The thing about like you said is going to be like a Mac that would make sense because a lot of the original windows tablets were windows computers and they had fans and they had they were big and they ran windows computing platform with a pin. So naturally you would think apple would go that direction but as the iphone took root and became bigger. I think a lot a lot of folks thought. Well you know a touch interface. Kind of big iphone is what they're going to do but are they going to do and nobody knew how big the screen size was gonna be. Nobody knew how much they're going to. You know. Keep it just like the iphone versus stray from the IPHONE. Give it a separate operating system and all this stuff was hypothetic- hypothetical and It was great kind of fun figuring out what it would be and speculating about it. Just you know one of the fun things about liking apple stuff sometimes is trying to figure out you know like now. We're talking about what these glasses going to be like. It was the same thing but I think it was more fun. Talking about. The tablet is a tablet. Is something that a lot of people actually wanted. I'm not sure the glasses are is going to be as popular so we had all these thoughts and and I remember one of the thoughts. We thought about was price. If there was a lot of rumors I think including in the Wall Street Journal that this was going to cost nine ninety nine and at the time that you could get a Mac book for I think eleven or twelve ninety nine so phallic yeah. This'll be a little bit less than a laptop and I think I think a lot of people going into the event really thought nine was gonna be it I would. I would have expected that to be the price you know. In in hindsight that was half the price. That was one of the big deal. I mean one of the biggest announcements of the IPAD was the price point. It was four ninety nine. Yeah there's this great bit in the keynote and I'm GonNa put in the notes. I recently rewatch the IPAD. Keynote into like a commentary. Track if you haven't seen that on my youtube channel it'll be available for you and there's this great line that we wanna make our best technology available for everybody and bigger wrong for nine still a lot of money for a lot of people but it is way more attainable. The nine ninety nine and it really made the. I've had seemed like something that anyone could attain for not that much money compared to a laptop which is really cool. I guess I love to technology when it's new. Come come out where you know price. It's pretty accessible. I remember someone telling me that was at the event that at the time they said. How can apple make this for four ninety nine four ninety nine? And how can they sell this and make money off of it and the apple executives appointed Tim Cook in the audience and said because of that guy that's whites for ninety nine and so that was like one of the first time Tim Cook became real prevalent to mind for me in terms of his relationship to what he's doing for apple so it is an interesting product. The other thing that's interesting about the four nine thousand nine price was a lot of us going in wanted more from the IPAD than a big iphone. I mean I did. I mean you wanted a Mac right. You wanted to run keyboard master on your IPAD so That I think that was a fair position. I mean obviously it's not the direction they went what they did was they made a big iphone or maybe even more apt a big ipod touch and it really had the same icon grid. It did not stray the answer the question earlier the original ipad did not stray at all very far from the iphone And I think that four ninety nine price for a lot of us myself included kind of distracted me from the fact that it wasn't as powerful as I would have liked it to have been. There is clear may even to this day right. There's clear. Dna shared between the IPHONE and IPAD in his early days. Yes the interface was redone. They talk a lot about that. And that keynote we went into all of our APPS and crater these new you is to take advantage of the nine point seven screen but the IPAD didn't do anything markedly different than what the iphone could do as terms of functionality. It kind of was a big phone that that changed over time. I think that's pretty different now. But in those early days that was criticism that was often hurled at the IPAD. And it wasn't completely unfounded. However apple did realize that we've got a bigger screen. So what can we do with it? And they spent a significant portion of the the product announcement keynote talking about productivity up specifically. All the I work apps came over and interesting ways I mean I. I would argue to this day. Some of the design paradigm they brought to the IPAD with those original are better than a lot of the third party. Apps to this day in terms of trying to adopt it as will would if we put a spreadsheet on a tablet. You know what would different what would be different. How would we change the input mechanism etcetera? And so so they did try to answer the question with the launch. But you know I I in insight. There was a long ways to go in that introduction Phil Schiller calls numbers the spreadsheet. That's cool and fun to use thing. Okay Okay Phil Schiller but I think it was important that they started with I work. I live came with the IPAD two year later. They were building the case. You can do work on. This is going to good for email and web browsing and looking at your photos but if you need to write a document or you need to work on a presentation which. I still think he didn't on the IPAD is. It's so much fun to use as much fun to put sides together that way they were building. That story at the IPAD was a creation
How to Find Work-Life Balance in the Creative Industry
"My name is Robert Kennedy and I work as is a freelance creative running my own design studio in Munich. Germany and I specialize in focus on motion design but also do traditional graphic graphic design and do a lot of public speaking and teaching here and there You're also a model from what I can see from welcomes ads. So that's part of your credentials now and fans of the show fans of the show know who you are because they've seen you on youtube so if your new lesson and you find this conversation to be super interesting and I highly encourage you to go back and watch those two episodes but for everybody else. That's new welcome aboard and on today's episode. We're going to talk a lot about work life balance and how to family family men you and I or people who have families how you manage active career so the way we're GonNa talk about this is we're going to I jump into like what was life like for you. You prior to having kids and having a family like just the the work you the young person who's really driven ambitious. What was that like? What was that life like for you well life before kids was certainly massively different in many ways I was doing the traditional hustle all day every day as much as I can I have I have the fortunate position position to to love my work? You know like just as you in any hopefully most of of creative people love love their work and I don't take this for granted I always thought it's it's it's a privilege to just go in and be excited to create something you and always be challenged to learn a new tool or new technique or try this. Try by that so I was. I was working a lot and I didn't really consider it as work although I found it to be strenuous at times especially during my internship in Hamburg where I essentially went from for example from doing five times a week sports to once in six months and also having to fridge with things not looking so well after a few days or weeks. You know so This was a time of of Late shifts and working really long hours hours than this was during studies. So this carried over after even after I finish my studies and moved to Munich so I was working super late nights. I was always a Late late night person. You know I still have trouble getting off getting getting up in the morning and really get the engine going so was more like okay. Yeah let's let's start work from ten eleven something like this way into the night and and this is where thrived really was no email. No no phone nothing Two and three and the best ideas pop up on this. Try this technique so Yeah I was. I was working really long hours and learned lots doing. I'm doing that and Really appreciate that time a lot. How old how is your way before? Yeah I WANNA share share licenses but how what years is just so everybody. Everybody gets a sense of where we are in history so right now I'm forty I was hang on was fifty. It was twenty five during my internship. I graduated I think I was twenty six or twenty seven graduated from from university so But I started work in free ninety even before studied so I think right after doing my what would the equivalent of high school I think at twenty I started basically To freelance before studying. So this this been on from I'm twenty to thirty five I would say so I will. Oldest is no five years. I was thirty five when he was born so Think for about and now for about fifteen years. The Hustle was pretty intense. I and and a lot of fun too but so different to rain a lot of long nights all right so when you say you're working and being inspired to in the morning what does a typical day like when when you get up when you go to sleep and did you do this five days a week or seven Sunday's week back in the days back in the day back in the day it was it was much more structured. It was was it was. It's funny actually. Because you know when I was younger it was basically like you say the dream of freelancer. You know you know just you know not not giving a damn you know still of course being disciplined and getting getting stuff done and finishing projects on time. Of course this was. This was obvious is an absolute necessity but still Going onto the basketball court playing basketball Coming back late in the afternoon working so it was not really. It was not really a schedule was like going with the flow. And just doing whenever inspiration hits me and So it was mostly flair tried to work five five days a week but for me weekends weren't as holy as they are right now. You know it was. Yeah you know what it was Saturday. Hey someone has a cool idea we can. We can do something with UV lights and fluorescent colors and we can film it enclosed oven ns through that under Saturday. No one's GonNa Bother and it was just you know whenever whenever you want and whenever inspiration in the Mus- hit you when I would at was it sounded like you were just is living in the moment and just leaving to whatever your heart and passion took you and I think that's a really cool and special period in your life and of course all things exchange but before we get there so I'm getting this now. Whatever you felt inspired to do you did if you wanted to play basketball you would if you wanted to stay up to four in the morning working on some new technique make you would do that? And you didn't have to feel guilty or anything else because it was just about you and your personal and professional development right correct now okay super all right how how how was it for you. Not that different so okay. When I got out of school in Nineteen ninety-five? I started my the company just a few months after graduation. And you know when you start a company. There's a lot of responsibilities and the kind of company has started. I almost had a staff almost from from the jump when I got one and there was more work to do than I could do. Admittedly just reached out to people and started to bring them in. It wasn't fulltime but it was fulltime freelance people working for me kind of early on that meant that the hustle game was really strong. I do want to tell you this because eventually couple of years after I did get married and I was working With my friend and my girlfriend and she became my wife but for those I think five of years I didn't take any holidays. There was no vacation it was just work all the time. If I wasn't working on a project I was either reading or developing myself itself as a person so there was a lot of things I needed to learn about. Motion Design about titled Design About Even Hotter Structure a company and the technical aspects suspects like back in the day because it's a nineteen ninety five when we were able to connect to computers together and share a printer and my mind was blown. All talk doesn't and even either net or just up and so that was my life just spending time reading macworld magazine just thumbing through things and seeing all I need router. That's that's what a router does so our own. It person delivery boy. I was the designer the art director every role that had to be fulfilled. I did them all all. So we're talking about some serious nights. And just like ECO. You said there were nights when I was literally tending the rendering because it took so long to render back in the day computers were not fast enough and I would just wake up a couple hours. Check the rendering and fall asleep on the floor next to my computer it was pretty rough and that that was the hustle grind
"macworld" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Wars I don't like you either just want to sell we wanted been there's a breaking bad guy who ends up getting his arm chopped off that resembles a scene from I believe is your gender but here's the thing nobody thinks of Star Wars is derivative even though it clearly draws upon curse hours work so where's the line between copying and building on something that came before I mean to me it's about how much you how much mimicry you do how much of the other artist you are taking so if you take a large chunk of it to me that is where you're being to rip if you're being on original you know I think you need to be transforming the things that you copy you need to be re contextualizing them at about where are you taking your copying too and you need to be you know transforming and and combining those elements in exciting ways the American copyright and patent laws run counter to this notion that we build on the work of others instead these laws laws around the world use the rather awkward analogy of property readworks may indeed be kind of like property but its property that we're all building on and creations can only take root and grow once that grounds and prepare so it's two thousand seven widescreen iPod with touch controls revolutionary mobile phone in a breakthrough internet communications device Steve Jobs onstage at macworld and he introduces the iPhone these are not three separate devices this is one it's a complete break through and we have invented a new technology called multi touch you can do multi finger gestures on its and boy have we patented it but he said that was in two thousand seven a year earlier in.
The State of the iPhone
"Let's talk about the various apple platforms and we're we're GONNA do these state of a platform shows. We're going to separate them out by several months. We're not gonNA just like dumped them all on you at once but you know we want to talk about the iphone Mac. The I pat probably online services is a separate one but we just want to kind of talk about where apple's been and where we're going and kind of Grade them a little bit. I guess on how they're doing on these various platforms and today's the first one of those. Yeah I'd I'd love this idea because it's nice to sort of check in and see where where things are and kind of as a moment in time and what's what's kind of wild and thinking about this because we've been talking about all these episodes sort of as a block given that we're going to split them up over time just really. How mature some many of apple's products and platforms really have become an even something? Newer newer of doing air quotes like the Apple. Watch or the IPAD. They've got several years under their belt. Now you know the Apple Watch has been around for five years. The IPAD is coming up on ten and his mind blowing so it feels like a really good season to start this off. Yeah agree and you know. And the reason we're starting with the iphone is because the iphone is largely the big it is the biggest product that apple makes. It is driving the bus. I spent a few minutes on Google. And the first. There's three quarters of two thousand nineteen. We don't have the twenty twenty results yet but I'm sorry the fourth quarter results yet but the first three quarters the iphone sold thirty one billion dollars by by phone. It is fifty three and a half percent of apple's business. So it's over half of Apple's business. Although that number's going down it used to be even a higher percentage which of Apple's business and actually that's a good thing I feel like for those years that it was the rocket ship and it was almost all of apple's business. They spent all all their attention on the IPHONE and Mac and some of these other devices suffered and now. That's not true so they've got to pay attention to everything. Yeah I I have been totally fine with balanced being restored to the four syllable bit here. Do you WanNa talk about Star Wars. The iphone today. Sorry sorry sermon. Stay on target. And you can't talk like that. I'm sorry I'm sorry dangled in front of you all right. We should do something like that. I don't know when but we should just I like that Anyway Apple still very much. The IPHONE company and That's the big product. So that's the first state of a showy wanted to I do I don't know about you but for me. The iphone really was a mind bender when it showed up. I remember I. Don't I've said this on the show before I don't remember the the guy's name but there was a guy. He had a black turtleneck and pair of glasses and he did a bunch of introductory videos of the iphone that got released a couple days before the original iphone got released. At least you remember those I do. Yeah I mean they were apple videos there on apple's website And because I was thinking oh I don't have six hundred dollars to spend on the phone and watch those videos and it sunk in me. I was completely hooked. I think I've told the story before but deering thing. I was a apple retail employees. At the time the original iphone came out and was announced and I was actually on vacation during that macworld. Keynote visiting family in rural North Carolina and Virginia. So the I of course. There's obviously before the iphone so I didn't know what was going on until I got back like my aunt's house and she had dial up and like I check my email and had email from a friend of mine at the store just basically like holy cow. Can you believe this and I remember like on. My guess would have been a powerbook at the time. Trying to load like the apple dot com slash iphone webpages which like full of graphics. I remember they were black. Lack look really cool and it totally blew my mind and this is used a newton for a long time and used a palm trae. Oh that was actually my current phone. Be Right before the iphone so I was sort of hipped the idea of of a smartphone or something that you carried with you. An ultra portable. We'll device but that first iphone seemed like it just like it came from the future and just had landed here in the president of a sudden. Yeah well I I mean me. I don't WanNA dwell on the past too much but at the time I had a a palm tree. Oh Yeah No. It wasn't that was the one they're back then but I had totally turned it into to a Mac. I had like downloaded apple icons and I had basically hacked the thing to death so it was like a MC- you know. The it looked like a AH Macintosh if you look at the screen you know it was great and so I was. You know I was interested but it was expensive than than I saw those videos and then I was sunk and and that was the start of a beautiful relationship. But you're not the beginning apple really. It changed the world in terms of phones. Nobody headphones and touchscreens. And nobody headphones with an actual working browser. I mean. I don't know if you remember. But the palm treo browser was It was terrible. I'm going to say a word. But they would get us. We'd lose our CLEANTECH. It was real bad it was it was it was I think. Jobs calls in a keynote like the baby internet. It was not good. I remember you go to a website and I see a couple of words like usually the links would show up but just as plain text and it was just like it was it was terrible but You know in fairness Internet was a lot slower in the radios or slower and all that but it was it was terrible and so apple comes out with this phone. I remember reading a little later about a meeting at blackberry. Act Berry where they had. The iphone brought it into a board meeting and somebody threw it on the table and said this isn't real there. They you know like they didn't even believe it was possible. Both which is why they lost but anyways so apple made this phone and they had this huge lead over the entire industry but that was is a long time ago and now Google is in there making great operating systems last week. I spent several days with Google phone knowing that we're making the show and just to see what was going on on that side of the fence. I don't I don't go over there too. Often they're very good phones in the operating system is not you know. The dumpster fire was years ago. So how is apple holding up and that's something we want to talk about today. Yeah it's amazing that in the period media time since then that it has become not only completely normal to have something like an iphone I keep current android phone Having something like that with you but just it. It is hard to overstate how much the world has changed because of these devices like I don't thank you can't overstate it. Because it has created entire industries it has equipped people to do things that weren't possible before it's it's really in the in the world. There's few things that hold that sort of power I think over culture yet. It's created industries and has destroyed them as well and in the You know and I feel like I'm an enabler on this technology but at the same time if you listen to the focus podcast. I'm really aware of the attention. Deficit problems assumes that can result from having the Internet in your pocket and yeah and actively trying to help people not get sucked into that black hole but I mean so it really right. The the iphone changed. Everything I mean. In a lot of ways it may be a more momentous events than the personal computer was. Was You know when we first started getting maximum. PC's and Atari back in the day. I mean I think this is certainly affected a bigger percentage of
"macworld" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"Action sports industry, and finding someone to work with was that you. That you can really trust. And really appreciate was a little bit of a struggle in the beginning of the cannabis street. But here we are a year later, we've been on the market for year amount here on the road, promoting the brand for four twenty here at talent health club. So promoting to our dope Cup strange day, rock candy and the MacWorld. The MAC one. What was the other one day rock candy and now that one to two.
"macworld" Discussed on The Personal Computer Radio Show
"Communicate her, even though it's part of telling you the hard things part of it is all of these other items. But we still need to focus in on these cell. When I say, good communicator, I mean that, that IT professional must be able to explain some of the basic things for you in plain English. There's no techno babble. There is no Juergen. There's no like diff. Phrases or words that you're listening to you go. I know those words and I don't understand how they work together, and I feel like I'm watching Star Trek it shouldn't be like that. Additionally, they should be interacting with you. They should be checking in to ensure that you understand, but they should also be showing signs that I it. They understand you that they understand your problems. They understand your goals. How do we how do we know this? I can't go in elicit this I should be hearing back in the same things that I've said I should be hearing, the same concerns that I've expressed I should be hearing back, what I want to hear this if I'm interviewing them, so you see how that works. Yeah. I do that a lot so problem-solver. Now, you have problems and your IT professional should be able to solve those. But you want to look for how they have overcome issues that are similar to yours, you want to look for creativity, you want to look for that imagine nation that outside of the box, thinking you also want to listen, you wanna search for a background of similar clients that have similar concerns that have similar issues all of these things should be indicating that this person, right? Here is going to be working towards solving, my problems, not creating new ones, not creating solutions where solutions aren't needed and so forth. Lastly experience in what you need. I have a talent of delivering where I have reduced experience, but I'm a quick study. I adapt to situations many technicians, do not most technicians, do not. So you want to make sure that they have experienced you want to make sure that they have a history of providing in a same kind of direction that you want. For instance, if you want to move to paperless, you should find somebody who has an experience with paperless offices. If you want to move into the MacWorld, you should be finding someone who has a history, a long history of Mack experience likewise, you're not going to go to a MAC person for windows experience. So this all matches together this all rings together. So run those back by you.
"macworld" Discussed on The Talk Show
"There was you had to install font yadda used. A do you remember this or were you not using a MAC at the time? Font slash DA mover. Because the fonts weren't really files there was no, like fonts folder, and you just drug font files into that folder. And then they appeared that you, they were like resources like resident level resources. So you used font DA mover, and it would move the font resources into like a suitcase file somewhere, not a great user experience. It was often the butt of jokes like in MacWorld magazine. And then I think it was, I think it was system. Seven, maybe it was system six where they invented just gave you a folder into sit here. Just drag your files in this folder, and that's it. You don't have to restart or anything. They'll just appear all your apps. There you go. And then know MAC OS ten they made it even easier. You could just double click funds they'd open in the phone book app, and then there'd be a button. That would just say, install, and you didn't even have to go. Find the font folder, just you just double click them. It install. They're they are everywhere. So, yes, I, I give this a. Not just a finally but in a towel sized finally. Right. Yeah. Athen. I'm just so curious as to how it's going to be implemented, like, because, as we're going to be a centralized for positive for fonds away, there is for photographs and files, and how will the access the out with the install them? Can anyone provide the knits have so many questions? I do wonder I wonder what the holdup was like I've long wondered if part of it is security. Because there have been effectively modern fonts, the type in open type fonts are effectively software programs. I mean that's. It's a fascinating language postscript, but postscript really is a programming language. I had a professor at Drexel back in the ninety s who I think he wrote his PHD on postscript and just wrote like a lot as part of his paper, it was actually really good read. But it was just a lot of handwritten postscript to make really cool. Vector art. Yeah. So fonts really are software, and there have been security exploits, vulnerabilities over the years, where certain corrupt fonts or being able to install a certain corrupt fund could lead to problems. And I always wondered if that was part of it that the IRS is. Exceedingly high priority placed on security was one of the reasons I don't know. Yeah. I don't know. Either again, it seems like something that apple would be all over and certainly earlier on in the cycle than this one..
"macworld" Discussed on High and Mighty
"I got low blood sugar I need to munch on something. Well. Eight in the movie theater yesterday. Yeah. Doing escape rooms haunted house, like when we go to the haunted hayride me and my friends at at Griffith park. We tried to rent out a whole wagon for ourselves. So, yeah. And then always it's like there's eight spots and then they give you like H strangers. And they're he's like, well, I better put my personality fully on this. I'm going with like professional comedians. We're like we're being low key. And I'm like, trust me, if we're not cracking jokes. You definitely don't need to donkey lips. Just keep your main Europa. It's that time we stopped talking about Long Island to talk about underwear guys. I'm talking about MAC weld in. That's what I'm wearing on my feet and my nuts right now, as we speak, I'm wearing MacWorld and under I only wear MacWorld and underwear and I only wear well than socks where MacWorld and running socks when I ran a half marathon, if that's not a, you know, a voucher for a company that is certainly one. Here's the thing to wear fits, well, I assuming if it's even better, if you're a normal sized person a, my body is freakishly weird I have. No, but big gut small balls as you guys all know, because I say this every time and then to wear fits me perfectly, and I think it will fit someone who has more appropriate undercarriage. I think it'll fit you even better. The double excels fit me. So if you're thick boy, if you're thick king, you can get yourself. Double excels, that, works the MacWorld and sweatpants, cozy af. I wear them on a plane and I look fly in them because they look almost like dress pants. But they're sweatpants. If you could be cozy. But look like you're presentable. That's the dream come true, baby. And also their t-shirts I wear the super tight v neck, one to suck me into dress shirts like at weddings and stuff..
"macworld" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"We finally retired the old Samsung with its four inch Bethel's. Something a little newer in there. A long time. It has been there through three studios that is an ancient TV. So and I think we put this on an arm. I mean, we got really fancy this is a t CO one of those new man, these are, so inexpensive. Oh, man. I know. Yeah. And so and the battles are tiny. So it looks like you're, you know, bigger people are saying, but this is radio, I know, but I wanna see him. We do a video stream for people who are like to watch their radio, and in the old days, you know, before TV people would sit and stare at the radio when they were listening to fibber McGee, Molly. So those pictures. Yeah. People gathered around staring at the radio like like there's something to see their. Yeah. Right. Yeah. Right. What do you wanna talk about Scott? Oh, I want to tell you about something new. I'm doing okay. I have recently started contributing to a website called tech hive. Oh, I like tech hive a lot. Yeah. Good good. It's a publication of ide- g publishes MacWorld and PC world. Yeah. Online, and the magazines, although as we all know print print is going away, our friend stays now used to run that. Oh, okay. There you go tech hives an awesome techs site. It is. Yeah. And so it turns out that the the main editor their tech hive is a guy used to work with electronic musician many years ago, and so I hooked up with him. And I'm doing reviews of headphones and little portable bluetooth and wifi. Speakers. Perfect. I'm becoming the gives wiz of little audio junkie. Audio products all junkie are they know? And that's the amazing thing us as you were looking there for those of you who are watching on the livestream. I've got one of my stories there at the top of the page. See about the Piero Piero quiet headphones which are intended to help children preserve their hearing. When a great idea we talked earlier about this a couple of weeks ago. Bow Pinkerton tech you're hearing and kids, especially yeah. Yeah. So these things are actually quite good. They have some isolation. They're on ear headphones not wrap around your ear, but sit on your ear headphones, but they do provide some isolation. They have active noise cancelling, which is more important. And they also limit the output or there's. Are said to limit the output of to no more than eighty five db or eighty five decibels, which many organizations claim is the maximum that you want to be exposed to over an eight hour period. Now, I myself think that that eighty five is still too high. But that's just my opinion in any event these things work amazingly. Well, actually did some measurements. If you scroll down that article, you'll find actually some measurements. I took with the active noise cancelling on and off. And one thing I found about these headphones which was so interesting is that the sound quality actually improved that interesting with the active noise. Cancelling on that's important because I think people think louder means sounds better. Right. Exactly. It's it's very analogous to you you walk into a showroom to buy TV and the brighter ones dry your eyes. And you think oh, that's the one. That's the better one. Yeah. But it's not necessarily the same. It's very analogous, isn't it? Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. So I'm I'm having a good time. Finding some interesting products like those or. One. Again, give you a preview something. It hasn't been published yet. I'm doing I did a little bluetooth speaker from a company that I'm bet you've never heard of called Tron smart. No. And I thought I'd seen every bluetooth speaker in the world. This thing is tiny..
"macworld" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"So and I think we put this on an arm. I mean, we got really fancy this is a TCL out of those new man, these are, so inexpensive. Oh, man. I know. Yeah. And so and the vessels are tiny. So it looks like you're, you know, bigger people are saying, but this is radio, I know, but I wanna see him. We do a video stream for people who are like to watch their radio. Indeed in the old days, you know, before TV people would sit and stare at the radio whenever listening to fibber McGee Bali, so those pictures. Yeah. People gathered around staring at the radio like like there's something to see there. Yeah. Right. What do you wanna talk about Scott? Oh, I want to tell you about something new. I'm doing okay. I have recently started contributing to a website called tech high tech hive a lot. Yeah. Good. Good. Good. It's a publication of ID g also publishes MacWorld and PC world. Yeah. Online and magazines. Although as we all know print print is going away, our friend Jason snow used to run that. Okay. There you go tech hives an awesome techs site. It is and so it turns out that the the main editor their tech hive is a guy I used to work with electronic musician many years ago, and so I hooked up with him. And I'm doing reviews of headphones and little portable bluetooth, and wifi speaker surfing. I'm becoming the gives wiz of little chunky audio products all junkie are they know? And that's the amazing thing. Us as you were looking there for those of you who are watching on the livestream. I've got one of my stories there at the top of the page about the Piero Piero quiet headphones which are intended to help children preserve their hearing. When a great idea we talked a little bit earlier about this couple of weeks ago about how fast. Your kids, especially. Yeah. So these things are actually quite good. They have some isolation there on ear headphones not wrap around your ear, but sit on your ear headphones, but they do provide some isolation. They have active noise cancelling, which is more important. And they also limit the output or there's they're said to limit the output of to no more than eighty five db or eighty five decibels, which many organizations claim is the maximum that you want to be exposed to over an eight hour period. Now, I myself think that eighty-five is still too high. But that's just my opinion in any event these things work amazingly. Well, actually did some measurements. If you scroll down that article, you'll find actually some measurements. I took with the active noise cancelling on and off. And one thing I found about these headphones, which are so interesting is that the sound quality actually improved. I wasn't that interesting with the active noise cancelling. Aw, that's important. Because I think people think louder means sounds better. Right. Exactly. It's it's very analogous to you you walk into a showroom to buy a TV and the brighter ones dry your eyes. And you think oh, that's the one. That's the better. What? Yeah. But it's not necessarily. That's the same as it. Very analogous, isn't it? Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. So I'm I'm having a good time. Finding some interesting products like those or one again give you a preview something that hasn't been published yet. I'm doing I did a little bluetooth speaker from a company that I bet you've never heard of called Tron smart. No. And I thought I'd seen every bluetooth speaker in the world. This thing is tiny. It's like eight inches long. It's a little just a little portable speaker from a company who I had never heard of before it's called the element force. And it sounds good. I thought you know, it's a big it's got to two inch drivers and to passive radiators. How could possibly sound very I was shocked shocked completely shot. Amazed at how good this thing. Sounds now the caveat is it's got three different equalization modes. You can you can push and get something called extra-base and something called three d stereo and something called standard and the three d stereo in standard, modes both sounded terrible. I would never recommend it. But the extra base preset. Which fortunately is the default when you powered on. That's what it comes up in. I I couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe it it rich full sound a stereo spread beyond the confines of this little box. Wow. Amazing. Nice really, sixty bucks. Wow. So this is this is actually encouraging that the that some of these because I love having a little portable speaker. I frankly travel. The B O play from BNO. Well, which is a really good. Yeah. It's just a small enough to put in the backpack or carry on when when we go to Hawaii, for instance, I'll take this with me because it's really nice to have something that you can put an on in in the in the hotel. Hello hotel room, and listen to my wife, and I like to listen to books together. It's great. We really like it. So yeah. This is good interesting hearing more about these. That's great. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. So I've got about ten reviews up there. So far. Working working hard. So we're now going to change your title to home theater geek and contributor at tech dot look down so fast. Yes. I can. I can I also calibrated the TV while you were talking. I'm a multitasker Scott. I. It's not very good color. Calibration? We might have to get you and Robert Herron into the to do that officially happy to do that. Yeah. Read for me. It is to read I know after work on that. I didn't see the I wanted to turn the. Two minute job. That's pretty good. I I'm pre approved it considerably. Did. Got up and people can still Email you at Scott tech labs dot com, or I think that's the address is that right, Scott, twit dot TV. Okay. Do that. Instead. That's the podcast. Yeah. Shorter shorts. Scott. Send me send me your questions, and I will allow spend some of these segments answering them and.
"macworld" Discussed on Upgrade
"But I think what it shows is people are trying to get toge-. To talk about changing that keyboards try and see the silver lining. Hopefully, maybe okay. So you're right in that it shows that somebody some group at apple is trying to think about the keyboard. And there's no doubt that apple has Kurd that this keyboard is a problem from users. They've seen the issues they keep trying to put bandaids on this existing keyboard design. I think it's clear that they're going in a different direction. What is interesting to me about this is that there is this fork in the road. And I think there are people at apple who tend toward one. Do you go left or right one direction? Is you know, what we gotta go backward. I know that apple hates going backward. But like our old keyboards were pretty good. We've learned some things about designing this keyboard that we can apply to a new keyboard? But what we what we've learned is people want. You know, people people are. Concerned about the reliability, and we didn't do a great job. And it's we're still kinda band-aiding that and they're also, you know, there's this feeling about about travel and sound and we've done better because I do believe that their generation. Keyboard actually is way better. They have improved. It a lot in terms of sort of getting the balance of it. It sounds like things are happening when you press keys, but it's also not crackling like like some some like snap crackle and pop with Rice Krispies when you which the second-generation keyboard, it was this crazy that the third generation. Uber's better there the ingress stuff is better. But it's not perfect like they made they made Vance's. So they're like, all right. We're going to we're going to do one knowing what we know learning what we've learned. And this one's going to be better. And it's going to move backward in some ways and forward and other ways, and it's going to be more traditional keyboard? And a lot of ways because we wanted to be a crowd pleaser wanted to please everybody as much as possible because it turns out we made some assumptions that we're wrong, I think that's one approach here. Which is like we're going to back up a little bit. In some areas, and the next keyboard, we're gonna we're going to do is not going to be more extreme it's going to be less extreme, but with all of our lessons. Learnt the other direction is honestly to keep plodding what apple keeps doing which is reducing key travel and introducing touchscreens two things. And that's what I wrote on that MacWorld article, which is you know, that patent about just having a whole flat glass touch bar thing. That is your keyboard? Like that is the direction apple is going now. So what we have to ask ourselves is. Is there somebody who was like, whoa. We went too far or is that person who's like, well, they didn't like this keyboard because we didn't go far enough and. As you know, as you said, right? Well, we can't get dust into the keyboard. If there's no keyboard, it's just glass, and maybe it's bumpy glass. Just now, I I also believe that what they would do is they would put in hap- Dicks, and they would have textures on the keys. So you could feel your way around, and when you press it's going to give a little vibration, and it's this patent suggests maybe even a little bit of physical movement to to fake it and have them be like, no, no, no, no. This is going to be better this way better. It's going to be completely reliable because there's no we can get under there. Let's do it. And that is you know, it's possible that they would do something like that. I am I idea that is shrouding in the mackerel article last year was that they want they put in like face, ID cameras and stuff into laptops. When it gets that stuff there. They can just like they just put nothing down there..
"macworld" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"I used to give them a really hard time about office when we first had the switch over to the Intel chips if it like for a couple years it was like they were asleep at the switch over there. But I remember the old days of MacWorld, how many Microsoft MAC, developers which over MacWorld, and those people they were, you know, Ravid MAC users. Yeah. And that's still the way at the company. So we obviously have you know, we make max off wear office team being being the most significant part, but even the visual studio code team and people who are working on other parts of the company are are working know, we have a very very big Iowa team, you know, for all the different products and services, and so, but I think even before that happened. Yeah. You've had like that contention of the people who worked on those things where like hardcore MAC, developers just happened to work at Microsoft. And in the company is change. A lot since Tina delta over. And and in Apple's changed a lot in in the you know, the world has changed a lot. But I think many people still still see things in like nineteen Ninety-seven terms. And even though it's twenty two years later. It's it's still for better or worse. A lot of companies still kind of fight like their historical images. And so if the one those frequent questions that I have, you know, when I started working at Microsoft, and I started working there in two thousand seventeen the one the the I joke that people would make and everybody thought they were so original they were like are they going to be used a windows phone, and like at that point the it wasn't even actively developed. I don't think it had been officially the war was over. Beneficially announced that it wasn't going forward. But it was it was like not the mission. And and I was like, no, you know. I mean, like, I I wouldn't it's my interview wearing an apple watch and using an iphone, and you know, had my other stuff, and they obviously knew who I was when they interviewed me. And there was no question about that. And even for me when I had my choice of laptop for the first team that I was on. 'cause I I was on a different team, very briefly. And then I moved into the team that I'm in now in cloud advocacy, working on on Azure. They asked me what laptop I wanted. And I was told I could choose a MAC, but I was also given a choice of a surface book, and I felt not like I was forced to take surface book. But I felt like that's the right move. Right. Like that. That's what everybody else will be doing. So just go ahead and take a service book. And then I got there. And I realized that my colleague who. It was kind of my counterpart doing the same job at with a different focus area was using a MAC, and I saw more and more people with max..
"macworld" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"But I I think I don't even I I think that's actually predates daring fireball. But in that era, I would go to the one in New York because it's a short train ride from Philly. You know, I forget why I went to MacWorld expo in San Francisco, but it was a couple of years into daring fireball. But in you know, the MacWorld expo anybody could get an expo pass. I think it was like twenty five bucks or something like that. So you just get there and walk around the show floor, and you know, a bunch of people would come from around the country and you'd see people in the in the racket. But there weren't really answer Larry events either. Right. Like you'd go out to dinner with people. But it's like everything was really just the conference and expo right? And then apples stuff was always. So I it's just apple right? And you know, it's it is to me. It's just a very clear indication of the difference between the Steve Jobs era and Tim cook your at apple like. Apple may well have moved WWE seed to San Jose if Steve Jobs were still around, but that they wouldn't be hosting and getting space for all these community events. Like that's something that apple I it's definitely a change that there are a little bit more. Little bit less insular. I I don't know how to put it, you know, the Dave really embraced this though, you know, like with the layers conference that Jesse char runs coincident with with WW DC, which is just such a great idea to have a design focused conference next to this big developer conference because you know, certainly a big part of the very same community that developers are a part of the n even which is a developer conference that runs parallel. And usually next right? However, I would say, you know, having attended both. I think MacWorld scratch in its that WWE still doesn't for users. You know for our listeners the MAC power users. Yeah. A lot of times I hear from listeners say should I go? And I I don't really know that there's a reason to go. If you just like to use apple the shame of it is how expensive it is. It is. So unbelievably expensive, it's an and moving into San Jose hasn't helped at all if anything somebody was. Slacked among we were looking at at hotels for the best guess for when WWE she's gonna be this year. I mean, there's two I two weeks June. It's certainly going to be one of them and the hotel rates are higher than ever. Now. Part of that is probably because apple has a block at all the downtown hotels. They've already you know, I it's already gotten. So messed up though, it is the hotel situation is is is unbelievable. And but you're looking at it's like three hundred fifty bucks a night for like three and a half star hotel. It's crazy. I mean, you go to Disney for less than that. I I'm gonna do Airbnb this year because I was looking at like the hotels a figured it out. Like last year was the last year, you could get a decent price this year. Yeah. It's like it's like you could buy a MAC book pro or stay there for five days, you know, one or the other. Yeah, that's definitely a huge downside at one that I hear from people like, hey, we'd like to come come out. But you know, it's it's the cost prohibitive, and there's nothing to do about that. I guess I mean apple can't I can't go around into that tells me. Okay. You got to charge less for people know if they come with. With a macbook pro you got charge them less. But it sure is a shame that it knocked so many people out where you know, macaroni is other events that used to be around San Francisco's expensive. But maybe it was a little bit less than what San Jose's become because in San Jose there. Just so fewer options to stay places and fights harder. And all that stuff. I forget what year it was. But it might have been after the financial collapse of two thousand eight sounds about right. Was when the intercontinental in San Francisco went up right next to Mosconi, and it's a really nice hotel..
"macworld" 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..
"macworld" Discussed on Rocket
"And that she was really skeptical until she saw on her skin and the other heels, and she was like, okay. This is legit cool. And it uses LED. Monitor's LED's and things like that too. So who knows how well this actually works. But she said, it looks really cool. There's no price or release date. But that was like going robot arm that puts us on their a one you sold in your hand Carrollton a link in the chat, it's just like a. Like, a Wanda us like in your hand that has like lights, and I guess like like makeup in it that kind of. I don't know it feels like witchcraft and I'm a fan. So that's one of those things where it's like, okay. I'm down with like this makeup thing. But and also we're gonna talk about the controversy in in a little bit. But actually that's controversial products. I'm actually all about that too. But I don't know. Why yet I mean, everybody has said even more than other years. Like, there's always kind of the mean that like this is like CAS is dead now. But it really is starting to feel like CS is dead. Jeff. What are your thoughts? You know? It's funny. Even though I've been in the tech industry for a couple of decades. I have never been nearly as much as a gadget person as either of you folks, or many of my other friends, and so and that combined with the fact that I've been a longtime follower and self admitted fan boy of apple has never meant as much to me. I was always amused that apple would often have their MacWorld events and things right around January often suck up a lot of the oxygen both from the media. But also just in terms of I was biased like juicing. Cool new things like the iphone was introduced, I guess what is it twelve years ago now in January of two thousand seven during CIs. Yeah. I apple has never been at CS. Right. But they have always been kind of this outwardly presence. I mean, if they have been there has been through parts like homecare hanging over Las Vegas. Oh completely. And in fact, I mean like you said it was twelve years ago that the iphone was announced and it was announced at MacWorld in San Francisco. So it was announced like you had most of the reporters were stuck at CS. You had some of the ones that are MacWorld. And you could kind of this was before I was I was in the tech journalism stuff. But was. One of those things where it was like everybody who was not at the iphone launch. And was stuck at you. You could get the palpable since they all they all wanted to die..
"macworld" Discussed on High and Mighty
"But she's also like a good mom. She's like on let me hold on text. My husband. She's taking calls every five seconds pause. The gave I forget the guy's name, which is horrible. He was like this larger than life character. It truly was like I don't know how Bo and felt but I felt like very weirdly at home. Oh, that's like. Oh, fun. Yeah. No person. I knew Sammi sweetheart I knew girls like. Jenny was like, I'm gonna tell you exactly how it is here. I knew all those people. I know so wasn't a shock to me. I could interact with them if I needed to. As you may have Sumed at this point after years of listening to my podcast that I record my EDS separately than when my guest is here. So it's with great honor and excitement that I tell you. I'm here to talk to you about MAC Weldon, all while just wearing my MacWorld and underwear. Okay. I'm sure I lost about forty percent of my listeners at that point. When I said, I was just sitting here in a tiny pair of silver underwear there. The anti microbial ones not that I'm dirty or anything, but they fit me perfectly, and they eliminate odor guys. Mac Weldon has great socks for if you are guy wear shorts. They have great athletic socks. I wore them when I run a half marathon. I ran thirteen miles in MAC Walden's performance socks. They were fantastic. I ran without underwear on. But I wear MacWorld and underwear every single day. They are comfortable they fit my weird body, which we always talk about which maybe I'll gross you out again with that is I have. Big gut. No, but Fiqh legs medium-sized p p. And so I need a double XL, and they fit me perfectly. My wife refers to them as sexy believe it or not these underwear are sexy on me. Get yourself a pair of MAC weld and get yourself a ton of MacWorld ins. Okay..
"macworld" Discussed on Hollywood Handbook
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