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Apple officially kills AirPort routers, iPhone SE 2 rumors, macOS dark mode clues

4/26/2018
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This week Benjamin and Zac break news that Apple has officially discontinued its AirPort router line, weigh new iPhone SE 2 rumors, and clues about dark mode finally coming to macOS. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart...

Duration:00:52:48

FCC leaks gold iPhone X as Apple doubles down on secrecy

4/18/2018
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This week Benjamin and Zac talk about recent Amazon Alexa features and HomePod sales, Apple's leaked memo on stopping leaks, the FCC's gold iPhone X leak, and the potential for third-party Apple Watch faces. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a...

Duration:01:13:49

Red iPhone 8, 2019 Mac Pro, macOS 64-bit app transition

4/12/2018
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the wait for AirPower, the latest Mac Pro news, macOS High Sierra's 32-bit app warning, and watchOS 5 likely dropping old Apple Watch apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to...

Duration:01:02:12

Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes

4/5/2018
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This week Benjamin and Zac discuss early reception to the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, Instagram for Apple Watch's demise and why loads of watchOS apps are disappearing, Apple reportedly ramping up Siri hiring and poaching Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 changes including the return of AirPlay 2, and Apple's futuristic iPhone 'hover' tech. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our...

Duration:01:01:31

9to5Mac Happy Hour 167: Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes

4/5/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss early reception to the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, Instagram for Apple Watch's demise and why loads of watchOS apps are disappearing, Apple reportedly ramping up Siri hiring and poaching Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 changes including the return of AirPlay 2, and Apple's futuristic iPhone 'hover' tech. SPONSOR: Sponsored by Setapp: Get 100+ high-quality Mac apps for thousands off retail with Setapp’s 50% off...

Duration:01:01:31

9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple's EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release

3/30/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac share thoughts on Apple's March education event where the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support was unveiled, new Apple Watch Series 4 rumors that claim a new design is coming with more screen, and the launch of iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and other software updates. SPONSOR: FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home. HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HallTOPICS: Win a HomeKit...

Duration:01:41:10

9to5Mac Happy Hour 165: microLED future, Apple ad ups and downs, March event predictions

3/23/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's plans for microLED displays in future Apple Watches and iPhones, the new iPhone X Face ID ad and lingering bugs in iOS, the behind-the-scenes video showing how the HomePod ad was created, 9to5Mac's new HomeKit Weekly series, new features recently added to Alexa, what we expect from Apple's education event next week, new Apple Watch bands that were announced, and the roll out of GymKit workout equipment. SPONSOR: CaseCo: Win an Apple...

Duration:01:33:44

9to5Mac Happy Hour 164: MacBook lineup predictions, Siri status report, Apple unveils two events

3/16/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest MacBook update rumors, The Information's report on Siri's history and why Apple has struggled to scale it, a surprise Apple education event announcement mid-episode, Apple's Texture acquisition and Eddy Cue's appearance at SXSW, and Apple unveiling dates for WWDC 2018. SPONSOR: CaseCo: Win an Apple HomePod + $500 gift cards from Caseco & 9to5Mac [Giveaway] + Get 30% off Caseco cases & accessories with promo code “9to5Mac30off”...

Duration:01:12:24

162: AirPods 2, Apple's Beats Studio3 competitor, iPhone X Plus rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

3/1/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the latest rumors about second-generation AirPods adding 'Hey Siri' support, the status of Apple's special AirPower charging mat, new rumors about Apple making high end over ear headphones, fresh details about the so-called iPhone X Plus expected later this year, and much more. HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HalTOPICS: New AirPods reportedly coming this year with ‘Hey Siri’ support, water resistant model in developmentwatchOS 4.3 beta 3 for Apple...

Duration:01:25:52

160: The HomePod Review | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

2/15/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac have a short chat about the new Apple HomePod. (Stay tuned for 9to5Mac's official review later next week. This episode was also recorded before stain-gate, so thoughts on that next episode.) HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HallTOPICS: HomePodFEEDBACK? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!

Duration:02:59:36

158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12’s focus on fixes | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

2/2/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest on HomePod before its launch including what they ordered, a new report that casts doubt on the possibility of an iPhone SE 2, rumors about an iBooks overhaul and imagining an Apple Books service, plus iOS 12 rumors and Apple's holiday quarter results. HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HallHERE’S WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Apple’s HomePod is now available to preorder, first orders arriving February 9Apple officially details HomePod...

Duration:01:12:44

153: A look back at Apple’s 2017 and predicting 2018 announcements | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

12/28/2017
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac look back at Apple’s 2017, how it compared to our predictions, and what we expect next year. HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HallHERE’S WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Happy Hour Podcast 100 | Everything Apple could unveil, release or discontinue in 2017Year In Review: Everything Apple released across 2017FEEDBACK? Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the...

Duration:00:54:48

152: Living with Alexa, iPhone batteries and speed, and iOS apps back to the Mac | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

12/21/2017
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iMac Pro launch, using Amazon Echo and Alexa with HomeKit products, the fake Cuphead game that appeared on the App Store, Apple throttling older iPhone batteries, iOS 12 and macOS 10.13 cross platform apps, and the Apple Watch New Year’s Challenge. HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HallHERE’S WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Apple’s all-new iMac Pro is now available, first orders arriving Dec 27How to connect Amazon Alexa and Apple Reminders...

Duration:01:25:16

151: Jony Ive’s design return, TV app deep dive, Apple buys Shazam | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

12/14/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss running a half marathon with Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods, Apple’s first Folio Case for iPhone X, Jony Ive returning to lead day-to-day design, a quick TV app review, Apple buying Shazam, HomeKit’s vulnerability and iOS 11.2.1, and the iMac Pro’s debut. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Running my first half marathon — with Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPodsHands-on: iPhone X Leather Folio Case – like a...

Duration:01:32:17

150: DateGate, new App Store Search Ads and Amazon Prime Video hits Apple TV | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

12/6/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss moving houses with HomeKit accessories, restarting a fitness routine with Apple Watch, Apple and Stanford’s new Apple Heart Study, the brand new Pixelmator Pro Mac app, macOS High Sierra’s terrible root vulnerability and quick fix, and the history of software bugs in recent and not-so-recent years. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Many iPhone users suffering from random reboots & crashes due to date/time...

Duration:01:05:48

149: Moving with HomeKit, Apple Heart Study, and getting to the root of Mac bugs | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

12/1/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss moving houses with HomeKit accessories, restarting a fitness routine with Apple Watch, Apple and Stanford’s new Apple Heart Study, the brand new Pixelmator Pro Mac app, macOS High Sierra’s terrible root vulnerability and quick fix, and the history of software bugs in recent and not-so-recent years. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Review: Hunter SimpleConnect ceiling fan is a 2-in-1 HomeKit essential for...

Duration:01:22:18

148: HomePod misses holidays and iMac Pro rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

11/23/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the HomePod delay a week later, detail the competition going in to the holiday season, discuss expectations and potential challenges for Apple's upcoming smart speaker, fresh iMac Pro rumors including Hey Siri support and much more. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Spotify for iPhone X is now available with updated interfaceApple delaying HomePod smart speaker launch until next yeariMac Pro to feature A10...

Duration:01:12:47

147: watchOS apps and GymKit launch, even bigger iPhones, and HomePod hype | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

11/17/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes coming to watchOS apps, the launch of GymKit in Australia, changes in iOS 11.2 beta for iPhone X, iPhone rumors for next year including a larger OLED model and a mid-sized LCD update, and anticipation of HomePod and AirPlay 2. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Apple will require new Apple Watch apps to be native starting next yearApple releases iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone and iPad with ‘i’ autocorrect...

Duration:01:08:57

146: Apple Pay Cash, Face ID iPads, and deep dive into the iPhone X experience | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

11/9/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the Apple Pay Cash beta launching, Face ID and a new design coming to next year’s iPad Pros, and the first few days with iPhone X. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Apple Pay Cash now available in beta on iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 [Video]Report: Redesigned iPad Pros will gain Face ID, debut next year with updated Apple PencilFirst iPhone X pre-orders arrive as sales begin at Apple Stores around the globe...

Duration:02:47:07

143: Evolving Mac setups, MacBook vs iPad, and Touch Bar oddities | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

10/19/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss current Mac setups including the best desktop and notebook Macs for different tasks, the current state of working from an iPad, Touch Bar thoughts after almost one year with the technology, and much more. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Tim Cook describes lessons from Steve Jobs, says ‘focus on the dead’ when it comes to heroes [Video]Hands-on with Apple’s new iPhone X, Face ID, and more [Video]First...

Duration:01:00:48

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