Aussie Mac Zone – Episode 133

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Run Sheet ~ Glenn, Garth & Michael

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Happy Birthday Garth

Story 1

What a Presentation

Aussie Mac Zone reports (yes from our Web Page)

40 Years in 40 seconds – celebrating 40 years of Apple Innovation

1 Billion Apple products in use around the world

Tim Cooks discusses Apple stance on encryption situation

Lisa Jackson reveals how Apple is preserving and protecting the planet

100% renewable energy, 93% world wide – 21 countries 100%

99% paper is renewable or comes from responsible sourced forests

New approach to recycling iDevices – (video) Liam ~ is a robot to disassemble your iDevice

TC introduces

Jeff Williams Research Kit

Worlds Largest Parkinsons study in less than 24 hours

Asthma triggers found in all 50 US states

Type 2 diabetes result comparisons

view –  video about various research Apps

CareKit ~ framework to build apps to empower self monitoring Health Apps

Open Source available April

TC talks Apple Watch

New Woven Nylon Band

New Colours for “Spring Lineup”

New Pricing – starts at A$429

TC talks AppleTV

since Largest TV sales ever

5000 Apps for AppleTV

Coming Folders for Apps on

Coming Dictation

Siri for App store

New update today

TC talks iPhone

Greg Joswiak introduces the NEW 4″ iPhone

sold 30 Million 4″ iPhones last year

iPhone SE – introduced

A9 with M9 coprocessor – same as iPhone 6s

more than twice as powerful as 5s

12 meg camera, truetone flash, capture 4K video

starting A$679 – available next week

iOS 9 80% on active devices, Android 2% of active devices

Night Shift to help sleep preparation

Notes adding passcode / fingerprint

Health 2500 apps

News faster and


Education – new apps and

iOS 9.3 available today

TC discusses iPad

Phil Schiller talks iPad Pro

introduces 9.7″ iPad Pro

200 Million iPad 9.7″ iPads sold

“The ultimate PC replacement”

Pro display – 40% less reflective than iPad Air 2, 35% more brighter

True Tone Display

2 four channel sensors to measure Ambient Light

4 speaker system

A9X – 3 Billion transistors

12 cores of graphics – more than xBox 360

M9 coprocessor

New Smart Keyboard with Command Tab

Power USB Adapter

12MP Camera

4 colours including Rose Gold

A$899 32Gb, A$1149 128Gb, A$1399 256Gb – available next week

A$200 extra for the WiFi + Cellular models


12.9″ iPad Pro gets 256Gb availability

iPad Air now A$599

TC shows off new Campus

Thanks everybody


Story 2

There was other news since our show last week

If Apple is Ordered to Unlock iPhone for FBI, Some Engineers Might Refuse to Help

MacRumors reports ~ Should the FBI win its ongoing legal battle with Apple, resulting in the Cupertino company being ordered to unlock the iPhone 5c, some Apple engineers may decide not to cooperate with law enforcement.

Apple employees who might be called on to help the FBI are already considering their actions should Apple lose the case, reports The New York Times, following interviews with half a dozen people involved in the development of mobile products and security at Apple.



Story 3

Apple Supplier Broadcom Reportedly Phasing Out Wi-Fi Chip Business 

also from MacRumors ~ Communications chip maker and Apple supplier Broadcom is planning to phase out its Wi-Fi chip business in order to streamline its workforce and product line, according to industry sources in Taiwan (via DigiTimes).

The move follows the company’s recent acquisition by Avago Technologies and forms part of a larger strategy to allocate more resources for research and development in the fiber-optic and server sectors, according to the report.


Story 4

Apple plans self-sufficient cloud infrastructure with ‘Project McQueen’

AppleInsider reports ~ With Project McQueen, Apple is looking to wean off third-party cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft in favour of its own infrastructure, an investment expected to pay for itself within three years of going live, a person familiar with the company’s plans told VentureBeat.

Apple currently relies on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure for its content serving needs, including data-intensive products like iTunes and iCloud. The massive user base of iTunes and its various music, video and app storefronts is well known, and in February Apple revealed it services more than 782 million active iCloud accounts worldwide.


Story 5

‘The Trace,’ Sega’s ‘Sonic’ series come to Apple TV’s tvOS App Store

launched for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Thursday, with Sega promising that more Sonic titles would be coming soon.



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How To 1

A personal Thank You to Apple Maps

I (Michael) was driving back from Melbourne Monday when 60K’s from Goulburn Apple Maps told me it was changing the route due to the highway being closed.

Just as we got to the line of traffic Maps said turn left up this back road 10 minutes later we had by-passed the accident.

So even when travelling to a known destination consider leaving Maps on


How to 2

more Siri tips – Using Siri was reinforced on todays Apple announcement a couple of times

It is how you ask the question

Siri were is the nearest petrol stations will get only one answer

Siri were is local petrol stations will get a list

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