The Dalrymple Report: Siri and Wolfram, and product strategy

Dave had a nice little surprise today as he explained about using Siri with Wolfram to get better answers. We also talked about Apple gaming and the overall companies product strategy.

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The Dalrymple Report: AirPods at work, Apple Arcade and WWDC

Dave and I talked about how people are using AirPods at work these days, as well as what Apple Arcade means for gamers. We ended with a wrap-up of WWDC and our thoughts on some of the announcements.

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The Dalrymple Report: WWDC with John Gruber and Matt Drance

John Gruber and Matt Drance joined me again this year to discuss WWDC and all of the announcements from the conference. From coding to the Mac Pro, we give our thoughts on what we saw at WWDC.

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Thoughts on WWDC 2019

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is arguably the most important event the company holds all year. WWDC is where developers find out the direction the company is taking with its technologies, which, in turn, allows them to make the apps that we use every day. […]

Mac Pro shows Apple cares about pro users

It feels like we’ve waited a long time for the new Mac Pro, and in fact, we have. However, in typical Apple fashion they blew away expectations with the new Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR. […]

The Dalrymple Report: iPod Touch, bats, and another disagreement

Dave and I talk about the new iPod Touch released this week, as well as how a bat got into an iPad cover. Finally, we disagree on the wording of Apple’s App Store page the company posted defending it’s position against a lawsuit.

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Judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records

A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for an estimated 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

This is a big hit for Facebook, but when it comes right down to it, people will still use the service and Facebook will continue to make billions in profit.

Google Maps adds dish-cover

When you’re trying out a new restaurant, Google Maps already shows you how to get there, photos, reviews and ratings. But as you scan the menu, you’re probably wondering, “What’s good?” Now Google Maps is making it easy to “dish-cover” a restaurant’s most crowd-pleasing meals with a new popular dishes feature.

This is all crowd-sourced information, but still it could be interesting to see some of the actual meals a restaurant serves and not the professionally done photo shoots that look nothing like the meal in front of you.

Uber reports $1 billion quarterly loss

Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss and a 20% rise in revenue on Thursday in its first quarterly report as a public company, in line with the ride-hailing service’s forecasts.

The loss was in line with Uber’s forecast. Amazingly, the stock went up a bit at one point during after hours trading.

AltConf satellites

Our goal has always been to bring the AltConf experience to as many people as possible. So for 2019, we are hosting a number of other one day conference events, bringing AltConf to communities throughout Europe. You’ll be able to join us at AltConf London, Madrid, Paris and Berlin. Each will be a unique, one day conference, run and curated by local community volunteers, taking into account the local community to put on the best event possible.

If you aren’t able to be in California for WWDC, you can still be part of the community in one of these satellite events.

The Dalrymple Report: MacBook Pros and The Loop Bash at WWDC

Dave and I take a look at Apple’s newly released MacBook Pros and we talk about The Loop Bash that we’re holding at WWDC 2019. We also get into a bit of an argument over the iOS keyboard.

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The Loop Bash at WWDC 2019

Join Jim Dalrymple and our exclusive sponsor Salesforce for an incredible night of music from The Houserockers on the first night of WWDC. […]

Universal Audio releases Capitol Chambers

Located below the iconic Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, Capitol Studios is arguably the most recognized studio in the world — and much of its legend can be traced to its hallowed, subterranean echo chambers. From Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra, Beck to Muse, these underground spaces continue to provide gorgeous hi-fi ambience that is simply unmatched.

Now, after years of R&D and close collaboration with Capitol Studios — including unprecedented access to four legendary echo chambers 30-feet beneath the studio — Universal Audio proudly presents the Capitol Chambers plug-in, a startling end-to-end recreation of the most popular echo chambers ever created, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.

The sound is absolutely stunning. Watch the video when you get to the UA web site.

Apple releases MacBook Pro 8-core, fixes keyboard

Apple on Tuesday released new MacBook Pros, bringing an 8-core Intel processor to the laptop for the first time. Apple also told me today that its made some changes to the keyboard that it says will substantially reduce an issue that some users have been having with previous generation keyboards. […]

BBEdit updated and in the Mac App Store [Sponsor]

Bare Bones Software, makers of BBEdit, is one of my favorite software companies — in fact, I’ve been using BBEdit for more than 20 years. BBEdit has just been updated and is now,available in the Mac App Store! Same great features. Same user experience. You can subscribe in the Mac App Store or purchase perpetual licenses directly from Bare Bones Software. Also, you can still get great merch, including Classic and Rebus T-shirts, enamel pins, and more in their merch store!

The Dalrymple Report: App Store and Portrait vs Landscape video

Dave and I had some fun today talking about The Supreme Court’s decision to allow a lawsuit to go ahead against Apple. We also talked about how we shoot video, portrait or landscape.

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Grumpy Cat dies

Grumpy Cat, arguably the internet’s most popular cat and one of its first viral memes, has died aged 7.

The furry sensation’s family announced her death on Twitter on Friday.

I laughed many times to Grumpy Cat.

PDFpen 11

Add signatures, text, and images. Make changes and correct typos. OCR scanned docs. Fill out forms. Proofread OCR text!

I love PDFpen and have used it for many years. The people that make this software care about their customers and the apps they release. I can’t recommend this enough.

The App Store antitrust case

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that an antitrust case against Apple could move forward effectively allowing iPhone users to sue the company. The crux of the argument is that Apple only allows apps to be sold on its store and that it takes a 30 percent commission, which inflates the prices. […]

The Dalrymple Report: Potatoes and Google Privacy

Yes, you read that right, Dave and I kicked off this week’s episode talking about potatoes. We also talked about Google’s privacy stance.

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Apple posts $58 billion quarterly revenue

Apple on Tuesday posted revenue of $58 billion for its fiscal second quarter of 2019. That is down 5 percent over the same period last year and down 10 percent per diluted share over the same period last year. However, there were some bright spots in the financial results. […]

Google gets okay to start drone deliveries

Alphabet Inc’s Wing Aviation unit on Tuesday got the okay to start delivering goods by drone in Virginia later this year, making the sister unit of search engine Google the first company to get U.S. air carrier certification, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

This means Wing can begin a commercial service delivering goods from local businesses to homes, which includes flights beyond visual line of site and over people, the FAA and Wing said. Wing Aviation plans to start commercial package delivery in Blacksburg, Virginia later this year.

I’m honestly not sure how I feel about drone deliveries. There seems to be a lot that can go wrong, but we’ll see.

SoundSource

Change the volume and output device for individual apps. Adjust your Mac’s audio device settings and levels instantly, from anywhere. Even apply built-in and third-party audio effects to any audio on your Mac. It’s all possible right from your menu bar, with SoundSource. This is truly powerful audio control.

For years, if I need an audio utility app, I always go to Rogue Amoeba first. They make great quality apps and chances are they make something that will get the job done. The company’s newest is called SoundSource, but check out the other apps while you’re there.

AT&T, Sprint settle 5GE lawsuit

A spokesperson for AT&T today told Law360 that the matter has been “amicably settled.” Details on the terms of the settlement have not been shared, but AT&T is planning to continue to use its 5GE branding.

I don’t understand why Sprint settled if AT&T is allowed to continue using 5GE. The whole basis for the lawsuit was that 5GE would hurt Sprint’s planned 5G rollout, which makes sense. I don’t like AT&T’s 5GE branding at all—it’s misleading and has nothing to do with 5G.

BBEdit Back in the Mac App Store

I want to thank Bare Bones Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. Bare Bones Software, makers of BBEdit, is one of my favorite software companies — in fact, I’ve been using BBEdit for more than 20 years. Now, BBEdit is also available in the Mac App Store! Same great features. Same user experience. You can subscribe in the Mac App Store or purchase perpetual licenses directly from Bare Bones Software. Also, you can still get great merch, including Classic and Rebus T-shirts, enamel pins, and more in their merch store!

Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation

Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.

I’m glad this is over.