(Podcast) Downstream 63: Everyone Loves a Bundle

Fallout from the “Spulu” announcement from Disney, Fox, and WBD continues; picking apart HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” YouTube strategy; and what does Peacock have in common with the New York Jets?… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 6 hours ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 542: You Should Not Toss Leprechauns

How we’d use a HomePod with a screen, Apple’s new Sports app, Vision Pro impressions after a couple weeks, and what we use our iPhone’s Action button for.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 1 day ago

The lonely death of Voyager 1 ↦

I know the space beat is usually Jason’s bailiwick, but I really enjoyed this lovely piece about Voyager 1, which seems to be on its last legs after nearly half a century, in which it has traveled further from Earth than any other spacecraft.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 1 day ago

(Podcast) The Rebound 483: Dial the 9 and the 1

Hit the showers.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 1 day ago

Apple Sports: A free iPhone app to get you the score, fast

The Apple Sports app wants to get you scores, fast. If you know one thing about Apple’s Senior Vice President of Services, it’s probably this: Eddy Cue loves sports. He’s frequent… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 1 day ago

A graphical 2023 Report Card breakdown

Jason already makes excellent and informative figures for the annual Six Colors Apple Report Card. Here I’ll just add a few more that, hopefully, will also be informative and also go just a little ways beyond what can easily be accomplished in an application like Numbers or Excel … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

MLS Season Pass returns with Multiview and more Messi

So many games at once! Now on the iPad, too. As fans of Major League Soccer are no doubt already aware, Wednesday marks the kickoff of the new season, the league’s second with Apple as its media partner.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

Gaming on the Apple Vision Pro ↦

John Voorhees has a great roundup of gaming options for the Vision Pro, in and out of the App Store: The lack of any kind of port significantly limits the type of gaming you can do in the Apple Vision Pro – or does it?… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

‘Vision Accessibility on Apple Vision Pro’ ↦

Here’s a really thorough investigation of Apple Vision Pro from the perspective of being a low-vision user: Using my calibration from one configuration doesn’t work properly with the other (I could launch some apps from the Home View, but not much else).… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 2 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 500: Core Face/Peripheral Face

Episode 500 prompts us to revisit predictions from episode 400 and make some new ones for episode 600. Myke also reveals his votes in the annual Six Colors Report Card and Jason adds some ratings of his own.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

(Sponsor) Are You Worse at Security Than the TSA?

You know the drill: when you go through airport security there are two lines. In one, a TSA agent makes sure you’re the person in your passport photo. In the other, a machine scans your carry… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

Apple in 2023: The Six Colors report card

It’s time for our annual look back on Apple’s performance during the past year, as seen through the eyes of writers, editors, developers, podcasters, and other people who spend an awful lot of time thinking about Apple.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 3 days ago

(Sponsor) Magic Lasso Adblock: incredibly private and secure Safari web browsing

My thanks to Magic Lasso Adblock for sponsoring Six Colors this week. Designed from the ground up to protect your privacy, Magic Lasso blocks all intrusive ads, trackers and annoyances in Safari – stopping you from being followed by ads around the web.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 6 days ago

(Podcast) The Rebound 482: Two Out of Three Hosts Say Yes

This time we decided to record it.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 541: Peripherereral Free

Our desks’ peripheral setups, how we watch movies, hand typing vs. dictation, and whether we’ve seen Apple Vision Pro users in the wild.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

The Vision Pro shows that it’s time for Apple to get weird

No matter what you think of its future prospects, we can all agree that the Vision Pro is weird, right? One of the world’s most powerful companies has spent a decade preparing to ship a new product and platform that’s embodied in a $3500 VR headset that lets you use apps in 3-D s … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 8 days ago

Vision Pro Accessibility in the Real(ish) World

When it comes to accessibility, Apple is reliable. A person with disabilities who wants to use the company’s tech can count on assistive features with familiar names and functions being there across an array of platforms.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 9 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 499: We Have All the Cushions

After some brief European DMA follow-up, we dive deep on our extended impressions of the Vision Pro and visionOS, including Jason’s full review.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 10 days ago

(Sponsor) Magic Lasso Adblock: incredibly private and secure Safari web browsing

  Online privacy isn’t just something you should be hoping for – it’s something you should expect. You should ensure your browsing history stays private and is not harvested by ad networks. By… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 10 days ago

(Podcast) Downstream 62: Spulu

Disney, Fox, and WBD come together to create a sports streaming joint venture, but what does it all mean? [Downstream+ subscribers also get to hear us discuss Disney’s Epic investment, Sports Corner updates, and the most streamed originals of last year.]… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 13 days ago

This Week in Apple: Infinitim War (Member Post)

This week Apple sighs heavily every time you forget your password, YouTube puts the Vision Pro on its map, and Tim Cook gets all set for the snap.… This story is for Six Colors members only. Become a member to get access to exclusive stories, podcasts, and community.. | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 13 days ago

(Sponsor) Kolide

My thanks to Kolide for sponsoring Six Colors this week. Kolide helps its customers keep their devices in compliance, which keeps their company data safe. Kolide has seen a rise in cyber liability insurance issues recently.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 13 days ago

Apple Vision Pro review: Eyes on the future

It’s been a very long time since Apple released a product as speculative and impractical as the Vision Pro, its $3499 first-generation “spatial computing” headset. Led by Apple, today’s technology industry sells billions and billions of dollars worth of technology to a grateful p … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 14 days ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 540: I Did Something Bad

Our favorite PC/Mac apps; the apps we use for photo-taking, editing, and sharing; our thoughts on Vision Pro Personas; and our interest (or lack thereof) in Bluesky amidst potential social media saturation.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 15 days ago

(Podcast) The Rebound 481: You’re Doing A Great Job (Abridged)

We cede the remainder of our time.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 15 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 498: Leap the Uncanny Valley

After a brief bit of DMA follow-up and a recap of Apple’s quarterly financial results, the rest of the episode is all about our first few days with the Apple Vision Pro.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 17 days ago

(Sponsor) Struggling to Afford Cybersecurity Insurance? Here’s Why.

When MGM Resorts suffered a $100 million hack in September, CEO Bill Hornbuckle wasn’t too worried about the lost revenue, because cyber insurance would cover the tab. “I can only imagi… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 17 days ago

Answering a few early Vision Pro questions

Like everyone else—okay, not everyone, but I’d guess a surprising percentage of the Six Colors audience—I took possession of an Apple Vision Pro on Friday. I’ve already spent many, many hours using it, but it’s a whole new Apple platform and it’s going to take me some time to dig … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 19 days ago

This Week in Apple: Gooooood mornnnnnning, Vision Pro! (Member Post)

It’s here! It’s here! It’s like Christmas in early February! Not for me, of course, but for some of you. Apple’s response to the EU’s DMA legislation will continue to be in news until… well, morale’s not improving, so it’s hard to say.… This story is for Six Colors members only. … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 20 days ago

(Sponsor) Whisper Memos

My thanks to Whisper Memos for sponsoring Six Colors this week. Whisper Memos is a an iPhone/Apple Watch app that lets you record voice memos, and in turn sends you an email with perfect transcription.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 20 days ago

Tim Cook teases AI, but won’t pick favorites

Apple’s fiscal first quarter of 2024 is in the books, and now we know it was the company’s second-largest and most profitable of all time. It also showed year-over-year growth for the first time in a few quarters, undoubtedly warming the money-green hearts of financial analysts e … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 21 days ago

This is Tim: Transcript of Apple’s Q1 2024 analyst call

As always, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri are spending time with financial analysts on a scheduled phone call. Here’s our transcript, being updated live.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 21 days ago

Apple reports nearly $120B quarter: Full charts

Apple reported its first fiscal quarter results on Thursday, with revenue of $119.6 billion, up 2% versus the same quarter a year ago. Overall, it was the company’s second best quarter ever in terms of revenue and profit, behind only the first quarter of fiscal 2022.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 21 days ago

(Podcast) The Rebound 480: You Like Developers? Name Three

Personas non grata.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 22 days ago

(Podcast) Clockwise 539: You Folks Need Some Help

Taking apart Apple’s EU plans, our journeys into the portable monitor craze, what browsers we use, and how we manage saving links for later.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 22 days ago

(Podcast) Upgrade 497: The Poison Pill

Just before launch, Jason has some second impressions of the Apple Vision Pro. But before the new-platform excitement starts, there’s the matter of Apple’s response to the EU and a complicated set of new iOS policies and features.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 24 days ago

Review: Level Lock+ brings Apple home key support to the stealth smart lock

When I reviewed the Level Bolt a couple years ago, I was generally impressed with its unobtrusive nature and HomeKit integration. But though I’ve continued to use the Bolt since then, I’ve become keenly aware that its reliance on Bluetooth as its wireless connectivity of choice i … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 24 days ago

(Sponsor) Record a voice memo, receive it as an email

“Record a voice memo, receive it as email.” Whisper Memos is a an iPhone/Apple Watch app that lets you record voice memos, and in turn sends you an email with perfect transcription. You… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 24 days ago

Breaking down Apple’s DMA response ↦

Over at MacStories, our pal John Voorhees does an excellent job of breaking down Apple’s new App Store regulations in Europe: A corollary to this point to keep in mind is that Apple is making these changes because it has to under EU law.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 24 days ago

This Week in Apple: New rules, same game (Member Post)

Huge news on the App Store front this week, even as we’re all still recovering from the big Mac party. And will the next version of Siri finally put some intelligence in AI?… This story is for Six Colors members only. Become a member to get access to exclusive stories, podcasts, … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 27 days ago

(Sponsor) Magic Lasso Adblock: 2.0x faster web browsing in Safari

My thanks to Magic Lasso Adblock for sponsoring Six Colors this week. As a native Safari extension, Magic Lasso blocks all intrusive ads, trackers and annoyances – letting you experience a faster, cleaner and more secure experience across all your devices.… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 27 days ago

Apple Podcasts needs timestamp linking ↦

Shortcuts maven Matthew Cassinelli proposes a useful enhancement to Apple Podcasts: However, I think Apple needs to go one step further in their next step and add timestamps to Apple Podcasts, a long-overdue feature that’d enable users to share links to individual moments within … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 27 days ago

Apple changes App Store rules in the EU, and the world watches

More than a year ago, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman broke the story that Apple was actively preparing to allow alternative app stores on iOS in Europe, among other changes, as a result of the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA).… | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 28 days ago

Full, automatic podcast transcripts coming to iOS 17.4

We didn’t upload this. Apple just… did it. Among the changes in iOS 17.4 is one that’ll be an enormous improvement in podcast accessibility: transcripts in the Podcasts app. When … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 28 days ago

Apple changes game streaming rules on iOS ↦

There’s a lot to unpack in Apple’s announcements about its changes for the European Union, and we’ll certainly be digging into that, but the company actually announced another big change that will apply across the globe: Today, Apple is introducing new options for how apps globa … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 28 days ago

Mac at 40 and Vision Pro planning (6C Podcast)

Different ways of viewing the Mac at 40; making our own plans for Vision Pro; and a brief mention that Apple is changing rules in the EU recorded just before those plans were made public!… This story is for Six Colors members only. Become a member to get access to exclusive stori … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 28 days ago

iPhones need to understand that their users are mobile, too (Member Post)

This summer Mercury Weather added trip forecasts and it opened up my mind to a new way to think about how my iPhone could be used to help me track future events while I’m in a state of travel.… This story is for Six Colors members only. Become a member to get access to exclusive … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 28 days ago

Mac 40: A quick Q&A with Greg Joswiak

My feature for The Verge on the Mac’s 40th anniversary came together surprisingly quickly, given that the anniversary has been four decades in the making. As I was writing it, I realized I was leading off with interviews I had done with Steve Jobs for the Mac’s 20th and with Phil … | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 29 days ago