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155: Phone SE 2 rumors, iOS parental controls and Apple AirPort’s future | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

1/11/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's entry in the video consortium behind AV1, iPhone SE 2 rumors and our headphone jack predictions, the need for more robust parental controls on iOS, the future of Apple's AirPort hardware and selling mesh routers, and Siri's latest tricks. HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HallHERE’S WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Apple joins consortium to help with more efficient video compression tech called AV1Rumor: iPhone SE 2 will feature glass back,...

Duration: 01:00:00


154: Ringing in the New Year, HomePod challenges, and battery saga continues | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

1/4/2018
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SUMMARY: This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple news since the new year including talk about the iMac Pro accessories and wallpaper, Apple Watch Activity Sharing and Series 3 rebooting in ICUs, the need for a refreshed HomePod pitch before launch, how Alexa compares to Siri today, and Apple’s iPhone battery response. HOSTS: Benjamin MayoZac HallHERE’S WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Apple’s MacBook Air-like store roof wasn’t designed to handle snow…in ChicagoApple blames...

Duration: 01:11:58


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


145: iPhone X hype, HomePod SiriKit, and tvOS 11.2 features | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

11/3/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss initial iPhone X reviews, iOS 11.2 and SiriKit for HomePod, changes to Apple TV 4K in tvOS 11.2, and much more. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Apple says demand for iPhone X is ‘off the charts’ as device sells out around the worldiPhone X first impressions round-up: ‘good but not perfect’ the view so far [U]Original iPhone reviewer Steven Levy gets early hands-on with iPhone XNew in-depth videos offer...

Duration: 01:02:44


144: Apple TV content plans, Face ID concerns, and preordering iPhone X | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

10/27/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on Apple's recent TV hires and upcoming show plans, reports of Face ID security changes and video hands-on leaks, which iPhone X we plan to pre-order, and a fast-forward to the middle of the night where we discuss how pre-orders went. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Apple hires Channel 4 TV exec as company reportedly plans Apple Store-friendly original video contentApple adds Amazon Studios alum to its...

Duration: 00:57:18


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


142: Refocusing iTunes, latest beta changes, and the future of Face ID | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

10/13/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the recent iTunes refocus and what could happen next, the latest changes in iOS 11.1 beta 2 including new emoji and 3D Touch gestures, watchOS 4.1 with Radio streaming over LTE and the new Wi-Fi option, potential new dynamic wallpapers on the iPhone X and Face ID coming to new iPads and much more. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Jony Ive says we ‘sense care’ in good design, Apple will continue to be...

Duration: 00:59:53


HomeKit and AirPlay 2, Sonos One event, and HomePod competition | 9to5Mac Happy Hour 141

10/5/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone 8 and watchOS 4.0.1 for Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Pay Cash testing, Nike+ Run Club's watchOS app update, running with streaming music on watchOS 4.1, HomeKit updates including Philips Hue and Chamberlain products, the Sonos One event and AirPlay 2 support, HomePod's latest competition, and more. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Apple...

Duration: 01:17:00


Apple TV 4K hands on, High Sierra debut, and what’s new in watchOS 4.1 | 9to5Mac Happy Hour 140

9/28/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac the new Apple TV 4K, macOS High Sierra launching, Apple Watch Series 3 and LTE apps, watchOS 4.1 beta and streaming music, and more. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Hands-on with Apple TV 4K and the new Siri RemotemacOS High Sierra now available to download, featuring APFS, Photos updates, Safari 11, morePhotos in macOS High Sierra now works with these third-party apps for ProjectsShazam watchOS 4 update brings...

Duration: 01:04:40


Hands on with Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone 8 | 9to5Mac Happy Hour 139

9/21/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's iPhone 8 / 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 reviews, favorite app updates for iOS 11, and best features in iOS 11 / watchOS 4 / tvOS 11. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: iPhone 8/Plus Review: With this traditionally beautiful powerhouse, should you really wait for iPhone X?Review: Apple Watch Series 3 unlocks new potential with LTE, dramatically improved SiriApple releases iOS 11 for iPhone and...

Duration: 01:12:16


iPhone 8 / X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K event | 9to5Mac Happy Hour 138

9/14/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac react to Apple's September event announcements including the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X, and much (much) more. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: News Hub + Live Blog: 9to5Mac at Steve Jobs Theater for the iPhone X, LTE Apple Watch, and Apple TV 4K unveilingInside Apple Park + Steve Jobs Theater on iPhone X event day [Gallery]Dedication to Steve Jobs opens iPhone X eventAngela...

Duration: 02:54:01


Eleventh hour iPhone X and LTE Apple Watch leaks | 9to5Mac Happy Hour 137

9/9/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's exclusive look at the leaked iOS 11 GM and what it reveals about the LTE Apple Watch and new iPhone X. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: Leaked iOS 11 GM reveals several vibrant (and OLED black) new wallpapers and more [Video]iOS 11 GM leak seemingly leaks LTE Apple Watch with new face and Digital Crown [Video]LTE Apple Watch uses same phone number as iPhone, some carriers to offer free/cheaper...

Duration: 00:42:59


Latest iPhone 8 rumors and what we want to see at Apple’s September event | 9to5Mac Happy Hour 136

9/8/2017
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Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the App Store overhaul on iOS 11, Family Sharing and iCloud, Apple's new Beats Studio 3 headphones, progress at Steve Jobs Theater, and expectations for the 4K Apple TV/LTE Apple Watch/iPhone 8 event on Tuesday. Hosts: Benjamin MayoZac HallHere’s what we discussed in this episode: 9to5Mac on Apple NewsApple releases new Beats Studio 3 headphones featuring W1 chip, better noise cancellation and battery lifeA look inside the underground Steve...

Duration: 01:40:34

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