“A new report from Canalys today shares its prediction that smart speakers are on track for record growth and will be the hottest consumer tech items of 2018. Canalys believes that consumers will buy 56.3 million smart speakers in 2018, just shy of doubling from 2017 sales.”
How to save podcasts from Overcast to MiniCast for Apple Watch playback – The Sweet Setup:
It works with apps like Overcast to be able to share certain podcast episodes straight to your watch for offline playback away from your iPhone.
Until Apple officially supports integration for podcast playback, this appears to be the best way to get podcasts on the Apple Watch.
“Speaking to TechCrunch today, Apple has shared an official statement regarding the decreased performance of iPhones with older batteries. While Apple’s response doesn’t offer much that’s new, it does reveal that the company plans on rolling out the battery stabilizing feature to more iPhones.”
“Scott Killian never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night. Killian recently shared his personal experience with 9to5Mac, and the details of his story are absolutely amazing.”
“Facebook has announced a new feature for News Feed that it says will give users more control over the content they see. In a blog post, the company detailed a new capability called Snooze. Essentially, this feature lets you temporarily unfollow a person, page, or group…”
“Amazon Prime Video recently launched on Apple TV, but the streaming media player hasn’t resurfaced on the online marketplace yet. Now it looks like Apple TV may finally be going live on Amazon’s online store.”
Samuel Gibbs for The Guardian:
Whether the iMac Pro is bought by the people who actually make movies, or just the people who want to think they make movies and must have the newest machine going, remains to be seen. It is certainly a very powerful computer, but like a consumer-grade machine it is not upgradable. Apple said it would deliver the iMac Pro in December, and it has by a whisker.
The iMac Pro is configurable not upgradeable – The new Mac Pro coming next year will be the upgradeable Mac – it always has been. Customers who wish to regularly upgrade their components over time would suit Mac Pro customers. This new iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac you can get right now and suits professional video/audio and gamers who will enjoy the processing power.