BBEdit: The Mac Text Editor for Coders and People Who Use Words [Sponsor]

My thanks to Bare Bones Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. Do you sling code or compose with words? Whether you’re an app developer, web developer, systems admin or just want a powerful writing tool that stays out of your way, BBEdit is worth checking out.

I’ve been using BBEdit since 1995, so I know first hand that it can handle any job I throw at it.

BBEdit is crafted in response to the needs of writers, web authors, and software developers, providing an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and the manipulation of text.

BBEdit 12.5 is 64-bit ready. Download and try it today!

The Dalrymple Report: Apple Music Connect with Dave Mark

Dave and I talk about Apple’s recent decision to discontinue Apple Music Connect, as well as talking about if we could give up our iPhones for a year.

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djay for iOS adopts subscription model and free download

After more than 8 years as a paid-for app, djay for iOS is changing. With the latest release, we are now offering a single universal app as a free download which offers everything you need to DJ, along with an affordable new monthly Pro subscription service with power user features, video mixing, music production tools, and most importantly, unlimited access to a large library of audio loops, samples, FX, and visuals.

Changing your business model is always tricky, no matter what your app does. The company posted an extensive explanation on its web site that should answer most questions from customers, including the differences between the free and subscription-based app. I’ve always loved djay and the people behind the app, so I’ll be interested to see how this transition goes for them.

Google Maps introduces the For You tab

Today, the For You tab is making its way over to Google Maps in over 40 countries on iOS and 130+ new countries on Android—helping you stay up to date on fun, new places so you’ll know exactly where to take the fam this winter. The For You tab is designed to be a constant source of inspiration tailored to your tastes and preferences. Simply follow neighborhoods or places you’re interested in to get updates and recommendations—everything from recent news about an opening or pop up, a new menu item, and even restaurant suggestions based on what you’re likely to enjoy. If you’re making a trip this holiday season, the For You can help you get a jump start on travel planning even before you take off.

I mostly use Apple Maps, but I’ll give this a try just to see how it does picking places for me to visit.

The Dalrymple Report: Alexa, Queen, iPhone Wifi with Dave Mark

Apple Music will be available with Alexa next month, but is that a smart decision for Amazon? A new video of Queen surfaced playing “We are the Champions” in the studio, and Dave and I look at the problem of the iPhone trying to stay connected to your Wifi network when you leave the house.

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DriveSavers offers passcode lockout data recovery

DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic solutions, today announced it is utilizing new proprietary technology to recover data from password-locked smart devices with any length passcode. The first-of-its-kind service is being offered exclusively to consumers who have forgotten device passwords, been locked out after too many incorrect attempts, and for those who need access to data stored on the device of a deceased family member.

Other companies offer a similar service only to law enforcement. DriveSavers is the first to offer a Passcode Lockout Data Recovery service to consumers. The DriveSavers service is not available for law enforcement and requires proof of ownership prior to unlocking a device.

According to its web site, they have a 100 percent success rate. DriveSavers is one of the most reputable companies I’ve ever dealt with, so this very interesting news.

BBEdit: The Mac Text Editor for Coders and People Who Use Words

My thanks to Bare Bones Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. Do you sling code or compose with words? Whether you’re an app developer, web developer, systems admin or just want a powerful writing tool that stays out of your way, BBEdit is worth checking out.

I’ve been using BBEdit since 1995, so I know first hand that it can handle any job I throw at it.

BBEdit is crafted in response to the needs of writers, web authors, and software developers, providing an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and the manipulation of text.

BBEdit 12.5 is 64-bit ready. Download and try it today!

iPhone XR

Apple’s iPhone XR is one of the most fascinating products I’ve seen from the company in quite a while. Being behind the iPhone XS and XS Max, you would think the XR would be a modest device, designed for people that want a less expensive iPhone and are willing to accept massive compromises. In my experience, it’s a full-featured phone packed with quality and few compromises.

BBEdit: The Mac Text Editor for Coders and People Who Use Words [Sponsor]

My thanks to Bare Bones Software for sponsoring The Loop this week. Do you sling code or compose with words? Whether you’re an app developer, web developer, systems admin or just want a powerful writing tool that stays out of your way, BBEdit is worth checking out.

I’ve been using BBEdit since 1995, so I know first hand that it can handle any job I throw at it.

BBEdit is crafted in response to the needs of writers, web authors, and software developers, providing an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and the manipulation of text.

BBEdit 12.5 is 64-bit ready. Download and try it today!

The Dalrymple Report: iPad Pro, Amazon’s social responsibility with Dave Mark

Dave and I discuss the iPad Pro magnets, Stan Lee, and Amazon’s, or any companies social responsibility, when moving into a new town.

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Universal Audio releases five new plug-ins

This is a great release from Universal Audio with plug-ins being released for all aspects of your workflow. The five new plug-ins are Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects, Softube Vocoder, AMS Neve DFC Channel Strip, Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic, and the Suhr SE100 Amplifier.

There are videos of the plug-ins on the company’s web site.

Learn the differences between Ampeg Bass amps

Ampeg bass amps are so universally revered, it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t synonymous with electric bass amplifiers. But what started from a modest idea — literally, an “amplified peg” that would install into an upright bass — in Everett Hull’s modest shop in Midtown Manhattan in the 1930s, has become a towering name in the world of bass amplification.

This is a great article from Universal Audio. You can even hear how each amp sounds using the Brainworx developed plug-ins.

iMazing Quick Transfer

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to quickly copy any kind of media, document or file from any Mac or PC to iPhone and iPad in exactly 2 clicks? No iTunes syncs, without iCloud, and for free?

Well, today we’re announcing just that. It’s called Quick Transfer and it’s now available with no restrictions in the free version of iMazing.

This is a really versatile app.

Jony Ive on the new iPad Pro

When asked about changing the iPad Pro:

“I think your responsibility actually goes further back than that,” he says. “It starts with the determination not to fall into the trap of just making things different. Because when a product has been highly regarded there is often a desire from people to see it redesigned. I think one of the most important things is that you change something not to make it different but to make it better.”

Yes.

Apple Maps detail

Justin O’Beirne did a fascinating post on the differences between Apple’s old map and the increased detail of the new map. He also compares Apple and Google side-by-side and does a comparison of the included detail.

Apple posts quarterly revenue of $62.9 billion

Apple on Thursday posted its fourth quarter earnings, posting revenue of $62.9 billion. Apple CFO, Luca Maestri, said it’s was Apple’s best September quarter ever. […]

Thoughts on Apple’s iPad and Mac event

Apple had its special event in New York this morning focusing on Macs and the new iPad Pro. The focus of the event was clearly on the creative market with both product lines, but the most compelling for me was the iPad Pro. […]

Mac mini

Apple today gave Mac mini a massive increase in performance. Now with quad- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory and blazing fast all-flash storage, the new Mac mini delivers an insane five times faster performance, making it the most powerful Mac mini ever made. And with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option, the new Mac mini is a faster and more capable desktop that can do so much more.

Mac mini is a funny machine. I’m not surprised they released a new version, but then again, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they hadn’t. I think this is definitely a great upgrade though.

13-inch MacBook Air

Apple today introduced an all-new MacBook Air, bringing a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, the latest processors and an even more portable design to the world’s most loved notebook. Delivering the all-day battery life it’s known for, the new MacBook Air is available in three gorgeous finishes — gold, space gray and silver. The most affordable Retina-display Mac ever also includes an Apple-designed keyboard, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound, the Apple T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3, making the new MacBook Air the perfect notebook to take with you everywhere you go.

I had several MacBook Airs over the years and loved the portability. If there was one thing missing, it was power and advanced technology, but not anymore.

New iPad Pro

Apple today introduced the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The all-new design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of iPad Pro and integrates Face ID to securely unlock iPad with just a glance. The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine in iPad Pro outperforms most PC laptops and offers a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage to enable powerful new mobile workflows.

It is absolutely stunning how powerful these new iPad Pros are. We expected Face ID, but adding USB-C and the A12X Bionic really make these new devices something incredible.

Apple special event on October 30

Apple on Thursday sent out an invite for a special event event being held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Unlike recent events that were held on the company’s new campus in Cupertino, Calif., this event is being held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House, in New York.

As usual, there is no hint as to what will be announced at the event, however the invite says, “There’s more in the making.”

iPhone XS (Max)

I usually write my review of the new iPhones about a week after I get one of the new devices, but this time around, I just kept using and trying out the different features of the iPhone. Now, I want to give you my thoughts on the iPhone XS and XS Max. […]

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Mr. Allen, who in 1975 set up with Bill Gates the company that became known as Microsoft, died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle, according to a statement from his family.

Very sad.