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Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.

Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.

Location:

United States

Description:

Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.

Twitter:

@9to5mac

Language:

English


Episodes

iOS 16 beta 5 new features, iPhone 14 price rise and new iPad Pro rumors

8/12/2022
Benjamin and Zac discuss all the new features and changes in iOS 16 beta 5, including the new battery percentage option. Also, the iPhone 14 Pro is rumored to get more expensive, and the 2022 iPad Pro might have a new 4-port connector. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as...

Duration:01:10:33

iPhone 14 always-on details, more App Store ads, iPadOS 16 delayed

8/5/2022
Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple’s quarterly earnings results from last week, and bemoan the ongoing expansion of Apple’s ad business. iPadOS 16 will also reportedly be delayed until October for the first time. There are also iOS 16 always-on display leaks and Apple Studio Display woes to discuss. Sponsored by Kolide: Is your Service Desk struggling with remote work and a mix of Mac, Windows, and Linux devices? Kolide can help. Learn more here. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to...

Duration:01:07:33

iOS 16 beta 4 changes, more Apple Watch Pro info and AR’s uncertain future

7/29/2022
Benjamin and Zac analyze the new changes in iOS 16 beta 4, and recall some recent positive SharePlay experiences. There’s even more new info on the Apple Watch Pro, and we have doubts about the state of the augmented reality businesses in big tech and new startups. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want...

Duration:01:04:27

MacBook Air hands on, Apple TV+ Emmys, Apple Health whitepaper

7/22/2022
This week, Benjamin and Zac break down Apple’s continued success at getting TV+ awards, and some new Apple Music initiatives. Plus, Zac gets his hands on with the brilliant — completely controversy unencumbered — new MacBook Air. Sponsored by Ladder: Go to Ladder.com/HappyHour today to see if you're instantly approved. Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call is just waiting to happen, get New Relic before it does! You can get access to the whole New Relic platform and 100GB of...

Duration:01:08:50

iOS 16 public beta is out, macOS Ventura System Settings, Apple Car details

7/15/2022
This week, Jony Ive says goodbye to Apple for the second time. Apple releases iOS 16 beta 3 for the second time, and we talk about the rumored bigger Apple Watch for the second time in as many weeks. Benjamin and Zac also discuss a really interesting report from The Information about the progress of the Apple Car project. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as...

Duration:01:31:49

iCloud Shared Photo Library hands on, iOS 16 beta 3, bigger screen Apple Watch

7/8/2022
Zac has COVID-19. But Apple has cool stuff to discuss, including hands-on with iCloud Shared Photo Library, Lockdown mode and other changes in iOS 16 beta 3, a bigger Apple Watch screen rumor and TV+ sports rumors continue to swirl. Sponsored by Mosyle: 9to5Rewards is teaming up with Mosyle to give one lucky reader a Mac Studio and another lucky reader a 14-inch MacBook Pro. Learn more about Mosyle’s Apple Unified Platform for Business. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep...

Duration:01:26:57

13-inch M2 MacBook Pro quirks, HomePod rumors, new HomeKit architecture

7/1/2022
Buyers of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro have discovered that the base model’s SSD speeds are slower than the M1 counterpart. Benjamin and Zac weigh in on whether this is a big deal or not. Plus, the story around iPadOS 16 and home hubs gets even more complicated. There are also juicy new rumors surrounding the upcoming HomePod and Apple TV updates, Apple has apparently delayed plans to introduce its own in-house modems in the iPhone, and more. Sponsored by MindNode: MindNode is the most...

Duration:01:26:12

iOS 16 beta 2 new features and changes, Apple + MLS streaming deal

6/24/2022
Benjamin and Zac discuss all the features and changes in iOS 16 beta 2, as well as a grab bag of other iOS 16 stuff including a brand new video player. Plus, Apple announced a major sports deal with Major League Soccer. Sponsored by Kolide: Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. Try Kolide Today! Sponsored by Jamf: Get complete management and security solutions for an Apple-first environment with Jamf. Learn more...

Duration:01:13:05

Stage Manager hardware restrictions, 15-inch MacBook Air and big HomePod rumors

6/17/2022
Benjamin and Zac discuss the exciting rumors about the introduction of a 15-inch MacBook Air, the return of a 12-inch MacBook, and big HomePod. Apple has finally settled its complaints with the Netherlands (for now) … and Zac gives his hands-on impressions of his new Mac Studio. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download...

Duration:01:34:45

iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura and new MacBook Air impressions

6/10/2022
Benjamin and Zac break down all the announcements from Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote with this bumper episode covering what’s new in iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16 and more. This week’s event also saw the unveiling of the second-generation of Apple Silicon with the M2 chip powering a brand new MacBook Air. Sponsored by Nutrafol: Save $15 off your first month's subscription plus free shipping on every order by using the promo code HappyHour at Nutrafol.com. Grow thicker and...

Duration:02:47:35

Apple Event Preview: iOS 16 wishes and hardware predictions for WWDC 2022

6/3/2022
Benjamin and Zac break down what they want to see from Apple’s 2022 WWDC conference. There’s rumors abound for the next generation of Apple platforms, including lock screen widgets coming to iOS 16. We go through some of our hopes and dreams, before our wishes are brought back to (augmented?) reality next week. Sponsored by Jamf: Get complete management and security solutions for an Apple-first environment with Jamf. Learn more at jamf.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how...

Duration:01:34:00

Apple AR headset tidbits, new Pride Band, WWDC approaches

5/27/2022
The Information posts a lengthy feature on the development of the Apple mixed reality headset, which could be publicly announced soon as Bloomberg reports Apple has recently demoed the device to its board of directors. Benjamin and Zac also wish for an iCloud-aware Time Machine backup solution, discuss the new Pride Band and watch face, and look at the latest announcements regarding Apple’s in-person WWDC event. Sponsored by Lumin Skin: Level up your skincare game with Lumin Skin today! Go...

Duration:01:33:41

New Accessibility features, iOS 16 rumors, cheaper Apple TV

5/20/2022
iOS 16 rumors are heating up, including Apple pre-announcing some accessibility-focused features that will inevitably arrive with iOS 16’s release later this year. Benjamin and Zac also discuss reports that a cheaper Apple TV is in development, interesting updates to Apple Podcasts, and hands-on with the game-changing Apple Studio Display firmware update. Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App...

Duration:01:14:32

iPod touch discontinued, USB-C iPhone 15, Services personnel shakeups

5/13/2022
Zac tries out an Oculus Quest 2, a high-profile machine learning exec quits over Apple’s work from home policy, the iPhone might finally go to USB-C next year, and Apple discontinues the iPod for good. Sponsored by Zocdoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/happyhour and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/9to5mac. Sponsored by NetSuite: The CFOs...

Duration:01:15:13

New Jony Ive anecdotes, ‘After Steve’ book review, EU antitrust targets Apple Pay

5/6/2022
Zac has read the new book on Apple and Jony Ive, ‘After Steve’. We break down the intriguing anecdotes shared about Ive, Cook, Forstall and others as well as our opinion on the book as a whole. Plus, in the news, Apple Pay is in the sights of the EU competition commission and Apple commits to supporting the FIDO standards for passwordless authentication. Sponsored by Nutrafol: Save $15 off your first month's subscription plus free shipping on every order by using the promo code HappyHour at...

Duration:01:22:55

Apple Self Service Repair store, Studio Display firmware update and Apple Pay Cash changes

4/29/2022
The long-awaited Studio Display firmware update is out to fix all the problems with the webcam — or so some would believe — and Apple debuted the new Self Service Repair Store. Benjamin and Zac also discuss the newest developments with Apple Pay Cash, the App Store old app purge, and more. Sponsored by Kolide: Got Slack? Got Macs? Get Kolide: Device security that fixes challenging problems by messaging your users on Slack. Try Kolide Today! Sponsored by New Relic: That next 9:00 p.m. call...

Duration:01:16:38

Apple privacy stance impeding features, mourning the HomePod and iPhone 14 camera rumors

4/22/2022
Benjamin and Zac start off by discussing the surprising firmware update for the MagSafe Battery Pack. Then, we continue to wish for Apple to bring back the big HomePod. The Information claims that Apple’s strict stance on user privacy is inhibiting feature development. And finally, there’s a handful of iPhone 14 rumors to digest. Sponsored by Lumin Skin: Level up your skincare game with Lumin Skin today! Go to LuminSkin.com/HappyHour to get your free trial of Lumin’s products. Sponsored by...

Duration:01:10:12

iOS 16 rumor mill heats up, watchOS 9 features and Apple Watch sensor roadmap

4/15/2022
The software rumor mill has finally started, with reports about what to expect from iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9 to digest. Plus, Benjamin and Zac discuss the ongoing confusion about exactly when the M2 chip is launching. Finally, Apple showed off its first attempt at live sports, with the launch of Friday Night Baseball. Sponsored by NetSuite: The CFOs that get it, get it. The CFOs that don’t, don’t. Over 29,000 businesses already use NetSuite. Head to NetSuite.com/HappyHour for a...

Duration:01:16:48

WWDC 2022 announced, Studio Display and ergonomics, iOS 15.5 beta

4/8/2022
Apple finally announces the date for WWDC 2022, which returns as a mostly-but-not-completely online event. Zac unsurprisingly caves on the Studio Display. iOS 15.5 features some curious Apple Cash related changes, and Friday Night Baseball is just another example of the TV app needing significant UI redesign. Sponsored by Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Upstart.com/HAPPYHOUR. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the...

Duration:01:16:01

Apple hardware subscription service, 15-inch MacBook Air rumor, TV+ wins an Oscar

4/1/2022
After a week hiatus, Zac returns to the show with some eyes-on experience with the Apple Studio Display. Plus, Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest Apple news including rumors of an Apple hardware subscription service, so you can effectively lease an iPhone, and the ‘dream machine’ 15-inch MacBook Air. And, Apple TV+ wins big at the Oscars. Sponsored by MacStadium: Head over to MacStadium for more on its cloud services, and Mac virtualization with MacStadium's Orka 2.0. Sponsored by Helix:...

Duration:01:28:46