Author Archives: Jeff MacArthur

Apple’s WWDC Keynote: Mac Pro, iPadOS, Apple Sign In, & More

Apple had its annual Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff keynote yesterday and there were a LOT of announcements. In addition to the usual OS updates, Tim Cook also revealed an enormously powerful new Mac Pro plus improvements to Siri, HomePod, AirPods, and more. Plus, as I won’t bother mentioning in each… Read More

Apple’s March 2019 Special Event: Apple TV+, Arcade, News+ & Card

Apple’s March 25th event was all about services and content. Following the previous week’s hardware announcements (including a new iPad Mini, AirPods, and more), Tim Cook took the stage at the Steve Jobs theatre to share Apple’s new and extended services – and simultaneously give us a look at how… Read More

What You Need To Know: iPhone XR/XS/Max, Apple Watch Series 4 & More

Apple’s September 2018 event was mostly about iterating on existing technology, but there were a few surprises, too. Here is all you need to know, plus a timeline of when everything will be released (because we love you). New 2018 iPhones Apple introduced three new iPhones – the iPhone XS… Read More

QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale Review

A healthy tech review of the QardioBase wireless smart scale – a great way to track your weight and other body factors. [from commandN Feb 2018] From the manufacturer: “QardioBase is the first scale that lets you reach your goals stress-free. It measures not only your… Read More

iPhone X, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K at Apple Event

Tim Cook and crew took to the new Steve Jobs Theater stage in their new Apple Park campus for the first time ever to announce not one, but two new (and substantially different from one-another) iPhones, a major upgrade for the Apple Watch, and even a 4K HDR Apple TV. Read More

TheOtherMac: Augmented reality, the iMac Pro, and more at Apple’s WWDC17

I recently wrote about Apple’s new “Siri speaker”, iPads, and iOS 11 announcements from their Worldwide Developers Conference, so I’ll cover off the rest of the keynote below. Again, the underlying thrust for a lot of things was about machine learning, especially how this relates to Siri’s abilities, and setting… Read More

TheOtherMac: Siri Speaker, New iPads, and iOS 11 at Apple’s WWDC17

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote usually brings more under-the-hood info than a lot of people are interested in, so we’ve boiled Tim Cook’s keynote down to a few key areas so you don’t have to wade through a two-and-a-half hour video to find the best bits (heads up, the… Read More

TheOtherMac: Best Way to Watch the Star Wars Movies

I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was first exposed to it as a child in the 70s, and it’s a love that continues to this day. While I realize there are lots of other posts on which order to watch the Star Wars movies in, let me… Read More

Eyeball Amateur Sports Community & App: Digital Marketing

Eyeball is a community for amatuer sports that connects athletes, coaches, parents, and fans through apps for iOS and Android and outreach activities like Eyeball’s team sponsorship program. Konnekt has worked with Eyeball Inc. since mid-2015 to help develop digital and content strategies and tactics, as well as… Read More

TheOtherMac: The Usability of Date Formatting

#TheOtherMac is a series of new and existing posts on geek culture, user experience, and other topics by Amber Mac’s business partner, Jeff MacArthur. Each year as tax time creeps up, I can’t help but continue to be frustrated with the lack of a standard format for dates. Receipts gathered… Read More