Aussie Mac Zone ~ Episode 207

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Our Aussie Apple Ramblings

Story 1

So what has amazed me since the last weeks Apple announcements

The small amount of press it has received.


Story 2

Face ID did not fail in the demo!

Apple has confirmed that glitch right at the beginning of Craig Federighi’s demo was not a failure of the device but in fact show it working correctly.  In a press release Apple said

“People were handling the device for stage demo ahead of time and didn’t realise Face ID was trying to authenticate their face. After failing a number of times, because they weren’t Craig, the iPhone did what it was designed to do, which was to require his passcode.”


Story 3


Starting in Chrome 64, autoplay will be allowed when either the media won’t play sound, or the user has indicated an interest in the media. This will allow autoplay to occur when users want media to play, and respect users’ wishes when they don’t. These changes will also unify desktop and mobile web behaviour, making web media development more predictable across platforms and browsers.

Not all users have the same preferences for autoplay media, so Chrome 63 will add a new user option to completely disable audio for individual sites. This site muting option will persist between browsing sessions, allowing users to customise when and where audio will play.


Story 4

iTunes 12.7 for Mac removes iOS app store

iTunes 12.7 for Mac was released on Tuesday with a major change in the app. Apple has redesign iTunes so that it focuses on sales of music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts. It no longer has an App Store for buying apps for your iPhone or iPad.

This means that in order to buy an iOS app, you must do it on the iOS device itself. You no longer can buy an iOS app within iTunes, and then load the app to your device when you perform a sync.

Apple announced last month that iTunes U content can now be found in the iTunes’ podcasts section.

If you purchased ringtones through iTunes, Apple says that you can download them through your iPhone using the App Store app, or through Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Store.

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Story 5

Where these Apples 3 biggest announcements last week??

1/ Wireless Charging for everything

2/ Apple Chip Designs

w# wireless chips in the AirPods

A11 CPUs

first Apple GPUs

basically if we need a chip in the future we will design it ourselves

3/ electronic SIM


How to 1

How to use the Finder’s powerful bulk renaming tools

Renaming a single file in the Finder isn’t too bad. You can click on its name and type in a new one. But what if you want to rename a whole bunch of files at once? Maybe you want to add the same text to the beginning of every file, or add a number to the end of a folder full of MP3 recording to keep them in the right order. Do you have a folder full of photos named IMG_00xx.JPG that need to be called dads_wedding_00x.jpg instead? Or perhaps that intern spelled the company name wrong on every single one of a hundred files, and you need to correct that word on every file?

We can now select the files we want to change and then change as we desire.


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