Tag Archive for ‘Serenity Caldwell’

External GPU Support and Virtual Reality on the Mac ➝

Serenity Caldwell, writing for iMore:

Support for an external GPU (or eGPU) effectively provides VR-capable graphics for all of Apple’s Thunderbolt 3-capable Mac line, including the MacBook Pros. They’re not very portable, but they’re powerhouses — designed to crush and process the millions of pixels a VR setup requires.

This means that, yes, soon you’ll be able to — with the appropriate additional hardware — run a VR experience like Star Trek’s Bridge Crew on your Mac. (I can hear our VR editor Russell Holly squealing from here.) But more importantly, developers of VR experiences can build those games on a Mac.

The Best Apple Watch Stands ➝

These Watch stands are fine, but I have a serious problem with almost every one of them — where do I keep the rest of my bands? The Twelve South TimePorter is the only one to offer a compartment that can be used for this purpose. But the TimePorter is really better as a travel stand and isn’t built out of the kind of materials that I’d want to display on a nightstand or dresser — it looks cheap. I just want someone to build a nice, wooden Watch stand that features a compartment for my collection of bands.

An Ode to the 11-Inch MacBook Air ➝

A great piece by Serenity Caldwell, about one of my favorite Macs of all time. I own the mid-2011 model with a Core i7 and it’s a machine I still use regularly, despite its age.

Maybe It’s Time Apple Music Stops Matching Tracks Altogether ➝

Serenity Caldwell, writing for iMore:

A radical proposal: Leave matching to the service that has matching in the title — iTunes Match — and take it out of Apple Music altogether. Instead, if Apple wants give users their libraries in the cloud with an Apple Music subscription, do it the old-fashioned way: uploading their original tracks. This takes DRM out of the equation, and it turns iCloud Music Library, essentially, into a musical version of Dropbox.

This would be a tedious process for most users, but it would solve the lost library problem and prevent the negatively publicity associated with it.

Importing and Editing Photos on iPad Pro Instead of OS X ➝

Interesting piece by Serenity Caldwell on why she prefers an iOS-centric photo processing workflow to her old Mac-based one.

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone 6s or 6s Plus ➝

Serenity Caldwell, writing for iMore:

Instead of routing your voice packets through your carrier’s closest cell tower, those packets get tunneled through the Internet to a controller used by your cell company, which then bounces them across the network to whomever you’re speaking. The net result is that you’re talking, but you’re not actually using a cell tower to do it.

If your carrier supports Wi-Fi calling, it’s a great way to get clearer, crisper calls when chatting with all your friends—not just those on an iPhone or Mac.

I’d also suggest check out Rene Ritchie’s tip on adjusting 3D Touch sensitivity.

Everything You Need to Know About Apple Music ➝

With iOS 8.4 set to release tomorrow, I suggest reading Serenity Caldwell’s comprehensive Apple Music FAQ.

Tim Cook at the Goldman Sachs Conference ➝

In addition to the aforelinked recording hosted by Apple, Serenity Caldwell has published a full transcript of the talk on iMore.