9to5Mac Happy Hour
9to5Mac Happy Hour
Jan 22, 2021
Apple’s first AR device, iPhone 13 notch, Unity Apple Watch face
Play • 1 hr 14 min

9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss what came out at CES this week, Samsung beatS Apple to AirTags, Apple's first AR device, 2021 iPhone rumors, and more on this week's episode.

Sponsored by Audible: Visit audible.com/9to5mac or text 9to5mac to 500-500 to start your 30 day trial.

Sponsored by Ladder: Check out ladderlife.com/happyhour to see if you're instantly approved.

Sponsored by Guardian: Download the Guardian app to protect your data and receive a 3-day free trial or $10 off the pro membership at guardianapp.com/happyhour.

Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use promo code happyhour.

Follow

Zac Hall @apollozac

Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo

Subscribe

The CultCast
The CultCast
America's favorite Apple Podcast
iPhone 13 — we got leaks! (CC #480!)
This week: my fellow Govs, we got leaks. Let’s talk about the new features coming to iPhone 13! Plus, Stoners rejoice!—the new emojii coming to ioS 14.5 are exactly what you’ve been waiting for. And we wrap up with our favorite new shows and vape apparati in an all-new What We’re Into! Get 3 episodes of CultCast Off Topic each and every week for just $6! Off Topic is a new weekly variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah and friends, decidated to tech, gaming, culture, and more. Join Cult Support, good friend! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace iPhone 13 could be Apple’s first with an always-on display * The iPhone 13 series will borrow the always-on screen from the Apple Watch, according to an unconfirmed report. And the upcoming iPhone supposedly will support some new camera tricks, including Portrait Mode for video. It’s shaping up to perhaps be more than a speed-bumped version of Apple’s 2020 models. Apple Wins Patent for iPhone Display With Variable Refresh Rates Up to 240Hz * A new Apple patent published this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an iPhone display that, with high refresh mode enabled, could be capable of updating content at two times, three times or even four times the native refresh rate, as reported by Patently Apple. For example, an iPhone with a 60Hz display would be able to increase its variable refresh rate to 120Hz, 180Hz or 240Hz automatically. New iOS 14.5 emoji will set your heart on fire [Updated] * https://blog.emojipedia.org/first-look-217-new-emojis-in-ios-14-5/ * The fresh emoji appearing in the second iOS 14.5 beta will set your heart afire. Or at least let you show that in texts. The new collection of pictographs also includes some new faces, and plenty of additional variations to show how we couple up in the 21st century. Apple Music Subscribers Can Share Lyrics and Song Clips in iOS 14.5 Beta 2 * Apple on Tuesday released the second betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.5 to developers, and while there were some new additions worth highlighting, most of the more notable features were thought to be already available in the first set of betas. How Apple’s first COO turned ‘chaotic’ company into international powerhouse * Long before Tim Cook brought his operations wizardry to Apple, Del Yocam lent his logistical prowess to Cupertino. Apple’s first chief operating officer, he helped transform the company from a chaotic, scrappy startup into a streamlined manufacturing powerhouse.
1 hr 23 min
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
TWiT
MBW 754: Dare Mighty Things - Mac malware, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple March event rumors
Mac malware, Epic Games vs. Apple, Apple March event rumors * New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped * Apple Is Going to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones With Zero-Click Attacks * UK court blocks Epic Games from contesting Apple's Fortnite ban * Epic Games 'Attempting to Locate' Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall to Testify in Ongoing Legal Battle with Apple * Financial Times: Apple back on top in global smartphone sales * Apple cracks down on apps with 'irrationally high prices' as App Store scams are exposed * Mark Gurman says there isn't going to be a March 16th Apple event * Apple Is Working on Magnetic Battery Pack Attachment for iPhones * Anker beats Apple to market, new iPhone 12 MagSafe-compatible battery pack now available * Kuo: New form factor MacBook Pro to feature HDMI port and SD card slot * OWC introduces a new all-in-one Thunderbolt 4/USB-C Cable to help solve the confusion * Alleged Leaked Image Claims to Show Third-Generation AirPods and Case * New iPad Pro and MacBook Models With Mini-LED Displays Again Rumored to Launch This Year * First M1 MacBook Pros now available from Apple Refurbished Store * Perseverance Parachute Secret Message * Jon Stewart picks CBS News veteran as showrunner for upcoming Apple TV+ series * Vintage Apple retail sign goes up for auction with $12,000 starting bid Picks of the Week * Leo's pick: Flotato * Andy's pick: NASA's Eyes * Rene's picks: thumbsup.tv & Disney+ with Star * Alex's pick: Dante AVIO Bluetooth adapter Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Sponsors: * newtek.com/tricaster * Uber.com/MACBREAK * twit.cachefly.com
2 hr 5 min
Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
9to5Mac
Previewing Android 12
This week 9to5Google's Abner Li and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the leaked Android 12 mockups, what new features are possibly coming, App Pairs, return of "Columbus", and more. Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Pocket Casts, Overcast, and through our dedicated RSS feed. New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Friday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Hosts * Abner Li * Ben Schoon * Kyle Bradshaw Links * Android 12 design mockup leak reveals radical visual overhaul, first features [Gallery] * Android 12 working on in-depth theming system that can even recolor apps * Android 12 set to revamp split screen with ‘App Pairs’ * Android 12 should mark return of ‘Columbus’ double tap gesture for Pixels * Google updates Android Beta Feedback app ahead of Android 12 Developer Preview Feedback? Drop us a line at gtips@9to5g.com. You can also rate us in Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or recommend us in Pocket Casts to help more people discover the show. Transcription Kyle [00:00:02] Hello everybody, and welcome to Alphabet Scoop Episode one hundred and twelve the 12th, they're being surprisingly appropriate as you'll learn more in a minute. And I'm joined here with Avner this week. Then Ben will not be joining us as he is a bit under the weather, but feeling better? I haven't watched you jump on into what we can't count on with Android 12. Leaked Android 12 mockups Abner [00:00:27] So, yes, on Tuesday, we had a rather unprecedented week of what looks to be Android 12. So before the start of any developer preview, Google shares, of course, they share this stuff with their partners. And apparently one of the documents that highlights the high level changes in Android 12 was Thelo a screenshot and made public. And this gave us what by all by all accounts, is what Android is going to look like. So starting on this, the. Bold screenshot of a new home screen that for the most part, it looks like the pixel launcher on Android, you happened today, but there it is a stark difference in that it is themed. The wallpaper is theming the rest of the system. And one of the reasons we think this week is very much authentic is because just last month we had a our own reporting about such a feature, which Kyle is going to dove into. Kyle [00:01:56] Right. Android 12 in-depth theming system Kyle [00:01:56] So we found that Android 12 is going to expand the work that's got started with Android 10, where Android introduced the idea of light theme and dark theme. Android 12 seems to be adding this much deeper, far more colorful theming system where you can choose one of a few preset colors. So don't go thinking you can choose one of a million different colors. It's you got presets, but if you can choose one of a few preset colors or have it be chosen for you based on your wallpaper, and the majority of Android is going to recolor itself to that theme, to the point that even even third party apps, if they so choose, can use that theme. Which is really bold and interesting and it. Kyle [00:02:58] It's the. Kyle [00:03:00] The cornerstone, really, of all of these screenshots is these leaked mockups is this this color system, it's unavoidable even in the camera app. Abner [00:03:11] So one of the examples of that extending into third party applications is in this mock up. Anyway, we see the dock with full apps, the phone app, the clock app and the camera, everything but the Web browser. It matches the wallpaper. And that the background is is the same color that matches these mountains and hills that's in the wallpaper. And everything is just themed around that in a way that you wouldn't associate with Google's usual app icon design. So it's it's it really personalized your phone ad in the way that is really, really in the past a quiet a you install a third party launcher and then get act and then downvote icon packs. But Google is giving its own clock, its own interpretation at. Pretty intensive customization from a rather minimal for a rather minimal amount of work, which in this case appears to just be choosing the wallpaper. I wonder if Google is going to let people how how much theming, what is they basically going to be a giant switch that lets you turn off this theming and use the experience, the like the default theme on and what you have. And I wonder. Kyle [00:04:53] Or if that default theme is just going to be white or black, as it were, or essentially the light or the dark is the default. More after these themes are even going to have their own, like, is there a dark sand variant? Abner [00:05:11] Yeah, that it really does conflict with the idea. Well, if Google puts in the work, I'm sure they could do a light and dark theme. I think that would be necessary because as much customization as there is in there appears to be, I think some people always want to adopt them. So that might be a prerequisite to all of these themes. So, yeah, these these this screenshot, I think it's somewhat notable that we also there's a I we see a black dot and all these screen shots in the middle of the screen suggests suggesting where the front facing camera is at the top. So I don't know if that's the direction that the pixel phones taking to see it because there is always some close alignment. I wouldn't read too much into it, but maybe it's a hint at where Hadaway is going, but just a thought. So yeah, this design, would you use it. Would you go all out and customize? Kyle [00:06:24] And pick the perfect wallpaper to get the perfect theme, if they if if there's a nice dark blue or something along those lines. Yeah, I would probably would probably do it. Something that's not just black. Yeah. Yeah. I think it would look pretty good. Now to sand. Send Miss me with that. What color would you pick. Abner [00:06:48] Oh I'll just stick with the thought that you of the usual doc dark palette and black accent color which was why I was asking. Oh yeah. It's, it's familiar but I don't know maybe I'll try a crack at it. It's, I don't know. It all depends on. Abner [00:07:06] I guess the preset wallpapers are going to be really important if this works out, because presumably they'll be perfectly themed to what to do the default color packs you were mentioning at the top. But, yeah, it's I think people are going to love this, that there's no doubt that people would enjoy this deeper level of customization, how it works, how it conflicts with third party OEMs, particularly Samsung. Abner [00:07:41] That's the question that deserves. That's going to be interesting to see what latitude Google gives the OEM partners. Kyle [00:07:51] I mean, it could just be a matter of, OK, they ship a light and they ship a dark and those probably come by default in Android and it just ships and it just works with light and dark and nothing else happens. It seems like a very optional feature, but as long as there is a light and a dark, then the third party apps don't break because they're still matching something. Notification shade gets design changes Abner [00:08:17] So, yeah, so that's the homescreen we get a look at. The second thing is the notification shape. As you swipe down the screen, we see Google blowing the background so that you can't really see the home screen what you can today. Abner [00:08:38] But what's more, viatical. Abner [00:08:42] Yeah, or a stark departure from and what you have is discovered this, Kyle. It's it's everything is a very curvy. Kyle [00:08:52] It's Samsung like almost. It's passed with just rounded corners. It's it's very circular. I, I'm surprised to see it the way that it is it. It's nice, it kind of reminds me of a Google assistant snapshot, but even that isn't that curved. It's still that's modest by comparison to the cur…
38 min
All About Android (Audio)
All About Android (Audio)
TWiT
AAA 513: Unlocking Android 12 Secrets - Developer Preview is out! Pixel 5a is... familiar, Samsung updates
* Android 12 "Snow Cone": Everything we know so far about Google's next big update, with Developer Preview 1 changes! * This may be our first look at Android 12's new lock screen and notifications UI. * Android 12 brings UI optimizations for easier one-handed use. * Google prepares to add Pixel-exclusive lock screen clocks in Android 12. * Android 12's audio-coupled haptic effect is even cooler than it sounds. * Android 12 may use machine learning to fix the Back Gesture Problem. * Android 12 finally adds scrolling screenshots natively. * The first Android 12 preview for Android TVs brings an all-new Google TV experience. * Samsung now offers four years of security updates to Galaxy phones and tablets. * Samsung's next watch is reportedly ditching Tizen for Android * Hardware failures may be to blame for the increase in reports of Pixel camera issues. * Exclusive first look at the Google Pixel 5a. * Google Pixel foldable will reportedly use a display from Samsung. * Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia. * Google's Nearby Share now lets you share Android apps with friends. * Introducing SwirlWalls - A next-gen, fun-filled, customizable animated wallpaper experience. * Google Home and Nest Hub ecosystem is getting overly complicated! Read our show notes here: http://bit.ly/3sn7Ntn Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Guest: Mishaal Rahman Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Sponsor: * udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT
1 hr 32 min
Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
WorldPodcasts.com / Gorilla Voice Media
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 rumors, Huawei P50-series leaks, plus OnePlus, Moto, and Panasonic news with Adam Doud of Benefit of the Doud
It's time for episode 204 of the Mobile Tech Podcast with guest Adam Doud of Benefit of the Doud -- brought to you by Audible. Today's show is all about leaks, rumors, and news. We analyze Samsung's latest Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip 2 rumors, plus Huawei's P50-series leaks. We then discuss OnePlus' Nord N10 5G and N100 success in the US, Moto's weird Moto G pricing strategy, and Panasonic's revised TOUGHBOOK 33. Finally, we also cover news from Oppo and Nothing. Enjoy :) Episode Links - Donate: https://tnkgrl.com/tnkgrl/ - Support the podcast with Audible: http://AudibleTrial.com/MobileTech - Adam Doud: https://twitter.com/DeadTechnology - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 leaks: https://www.slashgear.com/galaxy-z-fold-3-z-flip-2-leak-hints-at-launch-schedule-08658598/ - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 under display camera rumor: https://pocketnow.com/samsung-galaxy-z-fold3-again-rumored-to-arrive-with-an-under-display-camera - Huawei P50 series launch date leak: https://www.techradar.com/news/huawei-p50-release-date-leaked-and-its-exactly-when-we-expected - My Huawei P40 Pro+ review: https://geardiary.com/2021/01/15/huawei-p40-pro-review/ - OnePlus Nord N10 5G/N100 doing well in the US: https://www.pcmag.com/news/analyst-oneplus-nord-phones-blowing-up-at-metro-by-t-mobile - More OnePlus watch rumors: https://www.xda-developers.com/oneplus-watch-patent-leak-watch-straps/ - Oppo sliding selfie camera patent: https://www.gsmarena.com/oppo_patents_a_smartphone_with_a_selfie_camera_sliding_sidways-news-47762.php - Moto One 5G Ace, G Power, and G Play coming to Google Fi at a discount: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/17/22288115/google-fi-motorola-one-5g-ace-moto-g-power-play-2021 - Moto G10/G30 for Europe: https://www.androidauthority.com/moto-g10-g30-1201260/ - Nothing acquires Essential brand: https://www.engadget.com/carl-pei-nothing-essential-214139408.html - Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 gen 2: https://www.neowin.net/news/panasonic-introduces-its-new-toughbook-33-detachable-pc
1 hr 8 min
Tech News Weekly (Audio)
Tech News Weekly (Audio)
TWiT
TNW 171: Supermicro Returns! - Supply Chain Attacks, Epic Games vs. Apple, Pandemic Screen Time
Bloomberg doubles down on its Supermicro supply chain attack story, Epic Games files an antitrust complaint against Apple in the EU, and all this pandemic screen time is affecting us. First, computer security technologist Bruce Schneier joins Tech News Weekly to talk about Bloomberg's new report regarding supply chain attacks. Back in 2018, the outlet claimed major tech companies had servers compromised by surveillance devices — now it's doubling down. Then, Rene Ritchie provides an update on the Epic Games vs. Apple saga. After attempting to introduce some legislation at the state level in the United States, the company has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the EU. Then, Debugger's Angela Lashbrook stops by to explain some of the ways our increased screen time is affecting us during the pandemic. Lashbrook also shares some advice on ways to mitigate those effects and what we can expect when things "return to normal." Lastly, Jason shares his excitement and lack thereof about the updates coming to the Oculus Quest 2 and Mikah talks about Facebook and Google's handling of new legislation in Australia. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Bruce Schneier, Rene Ritchie, and Angela Lashbrook Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: * casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 * conga.com/twit * itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30
1 hr 17 min
More episodes
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu