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  • 6C Podcast: October 23, 2020
    by Jason Snell on October 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    It’s iPhone day! Dan’s iPhone is on a truck. Jason has all of the iPhones, and an iPad Air, too.…

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  • (Podcast) 20 Macs for 2020 podcast 11: Power Computing (#10)
    by Jason Snell on October 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    For a couple of years in the mid-90s, the Mac market was enthralled by a clonemaker with great deals and riotous marketing.

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  • Command Performance: Screen shots everywhere (Member Post)
    by Jason Snell on October 21, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I used to think that screen shots1, images captured from a computer screen, were only for tech journalist types like me. But is there any clearer example of the public hijacking a computer feature originally intended for a very nerdy purpose than the preponderance of screen shots from Notes used to make announcements on social media?

    The fact is, there are plenty of reasons for people to take screen shots. Not everything needs to be composited carefully in a graphics program. On social media or in an email, a quick screen shot of a portion of a spreadsheet can provide perfect clarity. Bad Tweets are frequently screenshotted before they can be deleted by the person who sent them. The list goes on.

    In the past few years, on both macOS and iOS, Apple has seriously improved its built-in screen shot features, and I use them all the time. You do too, and if you don’t, maybe you’ll consider it when you’re making your next big announcement and/or apology to Twitter.

    macOS screen shots

    Command-Shift-5 gives you complete power.

    The basics have been there from time immemorial: Command-Shift-3 takes an image of your screen and saves it to your default screen-capture folder.…

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  • (Podcast) The Rebound 312: Sorry, Moltz’s Dad
    by Dan Moren on October 21, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    The episode between new phones being announced and new phones shipping.

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  • (Podcast) Clockwise 369: It’s the Tip of the Iceberg, but the Iceberg is Also On Fire
    by Dan Moren on October 21, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Google in the government’s antitrust crosshairs, politicians streaming video games, our cloud storage habits, and what the heck is going on with 5G.

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