(Podcast) Clockwise #300: My Journey Is Full of Magic

This week, on the 30-minute tech podcast that’s hit 300 and is still going strong, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Dan Sturm and Aleen Simms to discuss Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the tech we won’t use in public, our experience wit... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Download #108: Keep Watching the Headlines

Apple releases public betas a bit earlier than we expected, Bill Gates muses on Microsoft’s missed opportunity and the power of tech giants, WebOS just keeps on keeping on, and we’re all going to need a fuzzy puppy update this week because thi... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

How to clear space for iOS device backups when iTunes tells you there's not enough

Against my very own advice, I set out to install the public beta of iPadOS on my 10.5-inch iPad Pro. But even before I installed the software, I ran into a problem. I may be unwise enough to install pre-release software, but I’m definitely not unw... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Upgrade #251: And Then You Eat the Ice Cream

It’s Public Beta season, and Jason’s spent the last week reviewing macOS Catalina. Are the Catalyst apps better this year? And what features were pleasant surprises? We also discuss JJ Abrams’s big new streaming deal, share our own iPhon... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

First Look: macOS Catalina Public Beta

There’s a lot going on in macOS Catalina, version 10.15 of the software that runs the Mac, which arrives today with its first Public Beta release. This begins the era of third-party developers bringing their iPad apps to the Mac for the first time | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 243: Green Bubble People

This week, on the irreverent tech podcast where we’ve got our complaints, Dan runs down some recent frustrations with Instagram and Time Machine backups. John, meanwhile, has problems with his giant mixed-platform group chat. And James runs through ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Adobe Lightroom arrives in the Mac App Store

In June 2018 at WWDC Apple trumpeted changes it was making to the Mac App Store to welcome back some major apps to the store. Panic’s Transmit returned in November, Microsoft Office arrived in January and BBEdit arrived in June.Who’s next?... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #299: We're All a Mess Together

This week, on the 30-minute podcast that boldly goes where no podcast has gone before, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Brianna Wu and John Voorhees to discuss our storage strategies, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, AR try-on features, and ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Upgrade #250: Building a Home Screen Together

After a brief commentary about Twitterrific 6 and the difficult world of App Store pricing, we kick off the The Upgrade Summer of Fun by building the official Upgrade iPhone home screen. 28 apps will be picked! Four will win coveted spaces in the dock! Ru... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Sponsor) SaneBox

For the last week Six Colors has been sponsored by Sanebox. I use Sanebox every day and want to thank Sanebox for the support.SaneBox brings sanity back to your inbox by prioritizing what’s important, removing spam/junk, grouping newsletters toget... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Twitterrific 6: My favorite Twitter app just got better

New Twitterrific 6 features include new color themes, user-editable custom themes, a new display font option, and better presentation of inline media.The Iconfactory’s Twitterrific is my go-to Twitter client and has been for years. Version 6 of t... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

iPadOS 13: The wish list meets reality

My initial thought, when sitting in the audience at Apple’s WWDC keynote, was that iPadOS 13 was going to present me with a remarkable number of items from my iPad wish list. And that’s not wrong—it looks like this release is going t... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 242: He's the Happiest Siri User Ever

This week, on the irreverent tech show where two out of three hosts still wear their Apple Watch, Dan and John catch Lex up on WWDC announcements. But we also discuss Dan’s CarPlay update, help John pick a new input device, and Lex’s parents | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #298: The Bloodcurdling Scream of an Alarm

This week, on the 30-minute tech show that goes down the rabbit hole, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Joe Rosensteel and Lory Gil to discuss Apple’s new hearing health push, how we use technology in our morning routines, our use of CarPla... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Get in the CarPlay

When I bought my Volkswagen GTI in 2012, I loved everything about it—except the audio system. In fact, it was so bad that I even felt the need to pen a screed about its shortcomings, which included a terrible, unresponsive interface; unreliable playba... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Upgrade #249: A Bridge to the Future

Myke and Jason get over their WWDC hangover with a discussion of our favorite new iPadOS 13 features. Then we take a look at the future of Apple’s platforms with a discussion of Catalyst and SwiftUI and an exclusive interview with Apple’s Wile... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Sponsor) Sponsor: SaneBox

SaneBox brings sanity back to your inbox by prioritizing what’s important, removing spam/junk, grouping newsletters together, and automating tedious tasks. Sign up today and save $25 on any subscription.SaneBox works on top of your existing email ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #297: Lost in the Debacle

This week, on the 30-minute show that can barely contain all the news, Dan is joined by host emeritus/permanent villain Jason Snell and special guests Myke Hurley and Alex Cox to run down all the announcements from WWDC. We discuss our favorite iOS 13 fea... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Download #105: Live From WWDC: Dark Mode People

From Apple’s podcast studio within its Worldwide Developer Conference, we’re joined by John Siracusa and Shelly Brisbin to discuss iPadOS, iOS, Catalyst, SwiftUI, and Apple’s new pro hardware. ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 241: Throwing Bad Money After Good

It’s all WWDC all the time this week, as Dan and John welcome special guest James Thomson to help them break down Apple’s announcements. We discuss James getting mildly sherlocked, whether or not you can plug in your legacy SCSI drives to an i... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

The good, the bad, and the pricey: Apple's WWDC announcements

It’s not an Apple event without strong opinions all around, and there were no shortage of those at WWDC this year. Apple showed off updates to all of its major platforms—yes, even tvOS!—and there are very few, if any, products that won’t be af... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

WWDC 2019 notes: SideCar, Catalyst, Mac Pro, and Pro Display XDR

A few Mac tidbits I picked up at the McEnery Convention Center on Monday after the WWDC Keynote….macOS Catalina: Sidecar and CatalystWhen Apple showed off Sidecar, the new feature that lets you connect an iPad and use it as either an additiona... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

WWDC 2019 Keynote Coverage - Live!

It’s that time again, everyone. Apple’s WWDC 2019 Keynote kicks off at 10am PDT that’s 1pm EDT, 1900 UTC. Jason and Dan will both be in attendance. Apple will livestream the event as usual, but if you’d like to follow along with ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Sponsor) The Lattice Trilogy by Erik Hanberg

My thanks to Erik Hanberg for sponsoring Six Colors this week to promote his tech-savvy sci-fi adventure series, The Lattice Trilogy.It’s got high-stakes action, thought-provoking dystopian themes, and gripping twists, all set in a future where pr... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 240: The Gentleman from Tacoma

This week on the irreverent tech podcast that is more irreverent than usual, Dan plays co-host roulette. First, he and Lex discuss Apple’s new iPod touch, rumors about future iPhone features, the headphones Lex wants but won’t buy, and getting... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #296: Google Wave Was the Best Thing Ever

This week, on the 30-minute show that’s (hopefully) more talk than ticks, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Rosemary Orchard and Megan Morrone to discuss iOS apps we want to see in dark mode, our thoughts on the new iPod touch, the competit... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

iPod touch amazingly not dead, gets update

Looks like rumors of an update to Apple’s odd-man-out iOS device were not just sound and fury: the iPod touch has gotten speed-bumped to an A10 Fusion chip—a significant improvement over the old A8. Apple says it now support features like AR and Gro... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Upgrade #247: The WWDC Keynote Draft 2019

It’s time for our fourth annual competition regarding what will happen on stage next week at WWDC! Will there be new hardware? What will macOS be called? How many times will we see Tim Cook? This week we guess, but next week reality will be our judg... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Sponsor) Sponsor: The Lattice Trilogy by Erik Hanberg

In the future, privacy is a thing of the past.Get all three books for $0.99 each.All three of these books managed to surprise me over and over again. In a landscape where so much of our storytelling conforms to templates, it was refreshing to have no ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Scripting a save location within Default Folder X

I’ve been using St. Clair Software’s Default Folder since the days of System 7. It’s a utility that lets you set a different default location for the Open/Save dialogs in every app you use, and provides some other clever features like ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 239: Lady Gaga is on My Side

This week, on the irreverent tech show that spends way too much time on keyboards, we discuss Apple’s latest keyboard—drink!—announcements, the distribution of Teslas amongst our podcast hosts, what we really think of Elon Musk, and the ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #295: Pixie Dust

This week, on the 30-minute show that never has too much time on its hands, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Anže Tomić and Allison Sheridan to discuss Apple’s latest MacBook keyboard update, what other companies might run afoul of US-Chin... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Apple updates MacBook Pro processors and keyboard, extends Keyboard Service Program

Continuing its renewed commitment to update pro Mac laptops on a regular basis, Apple on Tuesday announced an update to its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar models ten months after the previous announcement. These updates don’t bring any ch... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Upgrade #246: You Can't Fight the Magnets

With the WWDC draft a week away, Jason and Myke engage in a flight of fancy, discussing all their wishes for iOS and macOS developments that probably won’t happen. Also, Jason has to retrieve his iPad. ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

The ants are my friends, they're blowing in the wind

I’m happy that Apple added lyrics listings to iTunes on the Mac and Music on iOS. Sometimes I hear (or mishear) something in a song I’m listening to, and I want to consult the written lyrics. Internet lyrics databases like Genius, largely ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #294: More Twists Than a Bag of Pretzels

This week, on the 30-minute show that’s always got time for you, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Kathy Campbell and James Thomson to discuss the new Alexa Guard, our swag collection habits, banning facial recognition, and where we’l... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 238: This Math Works

This week on the irreverent tech show that your body rejects, we board the topic train to discuss Apple’s latest iOS update and its new Channels options, the impact of the Supreme Court’s latest decision, and a whole host of payment-related an... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Upgrade #245: Get Ready for the Sensor Square

It’s a busy week for Myke as Jason as they discuss hanging on to old software, how third-party apps react to Apple’s app updates, the Supreme Court’s ruling on an App Store antitrust case, the struggles of Apple Retail, and new reports a... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #293: An Electric Scooter Is the New Horse

This week, on the 30 minute tech show where we come and go as we please, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Shahid Kamal Ahmad and Jean MacDonald to talk about Google’s I/O announcements, scooters as part of transportation solutions (and pro... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 237: Grounds for Divorce

This week, on the irreverent mini-golf podcast that occasionally discusses technology, we talk Bloomberg’s latest WWDC scoops, Apple’s voracious appetite for buying companies, Intel getting thrown under a bus twice, and the weird story of Warr... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Review: Logitech Slim Folio Pro

Logitech has been making keyboard cases for the iPad Pro since the very beginning. Its case for the original 9.7-inch iPad Pro was close to perfect. With the $130 Slim Folio Pro for the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro (the 11.5-inch model is $120), Logitech c... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Review: Brydge Pro 12.9 keyboard

I’ve spent six months using the 2018 iPad Pro with Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio and a collection of external USB and Bluetooth mechanical keyboards. The Smart Keyboard Folio has been a solid traveling companion, and it’s a major impr... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Upgrade #244: Push All the Sales Buttons

Apple’s financial results lead us to discuss the company bringing a new focus to iPhone sales and throwing Intel under the bus. Then Mark Gurman of Bloomberg swoops in with a huge collection of new and slightly used macOS, iOS, and watchOS rumors fo... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Are we headed for a Mac automation schism?

Steve Jobs introducing Automator in 2004 (left) and Craig Federighi introducing Shortcuts in 2018.User automation is important. Giving users the power to eliminate repetitive tasks and connect apps together in ways the app designers never anticipated ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Clockwise #292: The Drums are the Worst Part

This week, on the 30-minute show that is always on time, no matter where you are, Dan and Mikah are joined by special guests Lory Gil and Matthew Cassinelli to discuss how we distract ourselves with tech while traveling, our thoughts on the new Luminary p... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

(Podcast) Rebound 236: More Than Just Cursory

This week, on the irreverent tech show that is never quite what you think it’s going to be, we talk about the latest rumors that support for pointing devices is coming to iOS, Dan makes the latest case for a touchscreen Mac (and John makes the count... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

Apple's financial results: Learning to sell the iPhone

Tim Cook loves satisfied customers.There was a time—a very long time, in fact—when Apple didn’t need to make much of an attempt to actually sell iPhones. I don’t want to imply that the act of creating new iPhone models and new ... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago

This is Tim: Transcript of Apple's Q2 2019 call with analysts

[Every quarter Apple’s CEO and CFO talk to financial analysts on an hourlong call. This is the transcript of that call from Tuesday, April 30, 2019.]Tim Cook: Thanks Nancy, and good afternoon, and thanks to all of you for joining us today. This ha... | Continue reading


@sixcolors.com | 4 years ago