Author Archives: Jeff MacArthur

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

Veho Kasa Bluetooth Smart Bulb

There are getting to be a lot of smart lighting options on the market and Veho has added their Kasa Bluetooth LED smart bulbs to the mix. These light bulbs can be controlled remotely through the Kasa app for iOS and Android, changing the bulb’s white balance and brightness, as well as setting it… Read More

MonoShot Mobile Tripod

The MonoShot is an incredibly handy piece of equipment to really transform your mobile photograph and videography work. MonoShot is super portable at 1.9 lbs and a folded-up length of only 19.5″, and it’s essentially three key components: a sturdy tripod bottom with telescoping legs and four different positions to get the stability… Read More

New MacBook Pro, Apple TV App, and More

Apple’s “Hello Again” special event focused on a new MacBook Pro and some Apple TV updates, so let’s look at them each in turn. New MacBook Pro The new laptops come in 13″ and 15″ sizes that are, respectively, 14.9mm and 15.5 mm thin, and 23% and 20%… Read More

Parrot Airborne Cargo Minidrone

We reviews Parrot’s awesome Jumping Race Minidrone previously, and we’re loving their Airborne Cargo Minidrone as well. This quadricopter is a great entry-level drone that’s easy to fly, has four replaceable rotors, and can reach speeds of over 10mph. The “Cargo” in its name refers to the… Read More