Apple saw what looked like a return to growth in Q1 2017, thanks to record iPhone and Mac sales, but is it possible that a “leap week” skewed the results? Also on the business front, Josh Centers tells the story of the Airwalk shoe company and how it illustrates the importance of the professional market to Apple. Apple silently updated the AirPods firmware to fix minor bugs, so we explain how you can be sure to get the update. Finally, we have the next installment in our “A Prairie HomeKit Companion” series, getting into the actual control of your home automation devices. Notable software releases this week include Airfoil 5.5.2 and CleanMyMac 3.7.2.
Apple has stealthily updated the firmware in the AirPods with minor bug fixes. Josh Centers explains how to apply the update if you don’t already have it.
Apple’s still not dead, nor even pining for the fjords, as it sees an apparent return to growth thanks to record-setting iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch sales, as well as an ever-growing Services segment. However, the results weren’t so rosy for the iPad and Apple TV.
Josh Centers explores what Apple can learn from a once-mighty shoe company.
In this installment of A Prairie HomeKit Companion, Josh Centers moves past setup and explains how to manipulate your HomeKit Accessories. He also tells you how to set up Scenes to save time.
Notable software releases this week include Airfoil 5.5.2 and CleanMyMac 3.7.2.
In ExtraBITS this week, LG admits to interference problems with its UltraFine 5K Display, and Apple is reportedly adding more ARM-based chips to the Mac.