iMore show
iPhone, iPad, Mac — for everything Apple and beyond. Learn more. Be more. iMore!

This week, Serenity Caldwell and Lory Gill are joined by Cella Lao Rousseau to talk about iMore’s ’12 Days of Tech Tips’ series of articles, and tips for taking better winter photos. They also share information about some of the gifts they received for Christmas, including 4K TVs, Instax cameras, and the Playstation VR headset!

Show Notes and Links:

Sponsors:

  • MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP.

  • Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.

 

Direct download: imoreshow587.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly of VRHeads to talk about the new AR features in Pokémon Go, lots of other cool AR apps, Apple throttling phones with worn down batteries, Apple TV is now available for purchase on Amazon, and more!

Show Notes and Links:

Sponsors:

  • MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP.

  • Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.

 

Direct download: imoreshow586.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

This week, Serenity Caldwell celebrates her birthday along with Mikah Sargent, Lory Gil, and a host of surprise guests as they get ready for Star Wars: The Last Jedi! They also talk about the Net Neutrality repeal and Apple’s deliciously Space Gray iMac Pro. All that, plus crazy Apple Music Store rumors, and some brand new apps!

Show Notes and Links:

Sponsors:

  • MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP.

  • Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.

 

Direct download: imoreshow585.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

In this episode, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell check out some great HomeKit gift ideas and discuss Apple’s recent software bugs. They also talk about how to use Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2, lots of brand new apps, and answer YOUR questions!

 

Show Notes and Links:

 

Sponsors:

  • MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP.

  • Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.

 

Direct download: imoreshow584.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

This week, Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent sing and talk about the latest news in the Apple universe, including the ‘root’ security bug in macOS High Sierra and the upcoming Hour of Code. They also get you ready for the holiday content in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and discuss the brand new photo editor for Mac: Pixelmator Pro. Don’t miss it!

Show Notes and Links:

 

Direct download: imoreshow583.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

This week, Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Rene Ritchie talk about some happy topics, as well as some not so happy topics. First up, they each share their favorite Holiday shopping deals. Next, the conversation pivots to Portrait Mode and depth effect on iPhone X compared to Google’s Pixel 2 XL.

Lory shares her enthusiasm for Nintendo’s newest game for iOS and Android — Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It’s based on a freemium model with in-app purchases. But, as Lory attests, you can enjoy many hours of the soothing game with very little or no cash outlay.

Leaving the happy world of Animal Crossing behind, the topic turns to Uber and yet another scandal. This time, the company discloses a hack in 2016 that compromised 57 million accounts — paying hackers $100,000 in the process to keep it quiet.

Finally, the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. legislators are preparing for a vote that threatens to undo existing to net neutrality regulations. The group discuss why net neutrality is critical to ensuring a free and open future for all citizens on the internet.

Show Notes and Links:

 

Direct download: imoreshow582.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

To kick things off, Dan DeSilva of Thrifter drops by to tell us about their upcoming Black Friday live blog of amazing deals! Next on the agenda, Mikah, Lory and, Serenity dive into their hot takes on Apple’s delay of the HomePod and the opportunities it creates for Amazon and Sonos.

Lory talks about Skyrim on Nintendo Switch and her favorite Switch accessory — socks!

Finally, the gang share their favorite new apps for iPhone and iPad. Don’t miss this jam-packed episode!

Show Notes and Links:

New Apps We Love:

 

Direct download: imoreshow581.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

Most people go on a honeymoon immediately after their wedding — but not Serenity Caldwell! Instead, she traveled to Philadelphia to compete in a roller derby championship. Along with her skates, Serenity had an iPhone X so she could test its photo and video capabilities in a fast moving situation. She shares her experience in the photo pit, and Lory talks about using her new iPhone X on a weekend trip to Disneyland.

 

The gang’s all here in this episode. Rene, Georgia, Mikah, Serenity, and Lory also talk about Animoji Karaoke and answer a ton of listener questions. Finally, they must choose between a donut, Xbox One X, or an iPhone X.

 

Show Notes and Links:

 

 

Direct download: imoreshow580.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

iPhone X launch weekend has come and gone—Rene, Lory, and Mikah are here to bring us their impressions of the new shiny. They talk about all the major aspects of the phone, including: the “horns”, OLED display, new gestures to accommodate the lack of a home button, FaceID performance, and battery life.

 

Additionally, the team is joined by Dan DeSilva from our sister site, thrifter.com, to talk about about some great deals on gadgets and other items before Black Friday hits.

 

Be sure to listen carefully for The Four Pillars of Humanity… at least according to Rene!

 

Show Notes and Links:

iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made

Direct download: imoreshow579.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Stephen Fry wasn't available. Neither was James Earl Jones.

 

On iPhone X eve, Rene Ritchie sits down by the virtual fireplace to provide a dramatic reading of his iPhone X review. He dives deep into the technology found in this new device. More importantly, though, Rene shares insight about how iPhone X feels to use every day—focusing on the feel and interaction it provides.

 

While there are a few nitpicks to address, found out why he thinks iPhone X is the best damn product Apple has ever made!

 

Show Notes and Links:

iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made

Direct download: imoreshow578.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

In this year’s Halloween special, Gandalf (aka Mikah), Gilligan (aka Lory), and a Pokémon Trainer (aka Rene) embark on a 54 minute tour aboard the S.S. iMore to talk about their experiences pre-ordering iPhone X.

They also discuss privacy, FUD, ‘gates, and the most terrifying aspect of iPhone ownership: accidental damage!


Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow577.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

This week’s special guest, Michael Simmons, has ruined Rene’s life! Don’t worry, though. It’s in the best possible way with his Fantastical app as well as the brand new contacts app: Cardhop for Mac.

 

Rene, Mikah, and Lory sit down with the co-founder of Flexibits to talk about Cardhop, developing for the “horns” of iPhone X, MacBook keyboard reliability, and the importance of surprising and delighting your customers. All that and more!

 

Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow576.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This week, Rene, Georgia, Lory, and Mikah gather ‘round the virtual table to talk about two new movie services—MoviePass and Movies Anywhere. MoviePass is advertised as all-you-can-eat trips to the cinema for a flat fee of $9.99 per month. Enjoy it while you can if you’re in the United States, because the team predicts this company won’t last long.

 

What’s much more enticing is Movies Anywhere. Disney has partnered with other major studios, excluding Paramount (at least for now), to offer a service that lets you more freely access movies you’ve purchased from multiple platforms.

 

Then, it’s Ask iMore Q&A all the way down as the team answers YOUR questions about Apple TV 4K, tips for preordering iPhone X, AirPods losing signal, and much more!

 

Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow575.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

The Super Friends of tech have gathered at the Hall of Gadgets to squee with excitement about all the new Emoji coming in iOS 11.1. Rene, Georgia, Lory, Mikah, and Serenity give us the lowdown on Apple Watch Series 3, including battery life, LTE performance, the red dot controversy, and more.

 

Finally, the team wraps up the show by giving their personal choices between iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

 

Show Notes and Links:

 

Direct download: imoreshow574.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

iMore show is back! This week, Rene Ritchie and Mikah Sargent recap Rene’s visit to Apple Park and take a detailed look at all that makes the new iPhones, well, new! Along the way, they explore ARKit, answer YOUR questions, and discuss the privacy protections built into Face ID.


Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow573.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Rene Ritchie flies solo this week—navigating an asteroid field of rumors and expectations for Apple’s upcoming event on September 12. iMore’s captain talks about new iPhones, Apple Watch Series 3, 4K and HDR coming to Apple TV, and more. Never tell him the odds!

Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow572.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

Things are gearing up to be a very exciting (and expensive) month for Apple and Star Wars fans! An Apple event to introduce the next iPhone and Apple Watch on September 12th is expected to be officially announced soon. Meanwhile, the force of merchandising and augmented reality is set to be unleashed on September 1st, aka Force Friday

In addition, Rene, Georgia, Lory, and Serenity answer listener questions and talk about their recent adventures in scuba diving, eclipse viewing, and planking!

Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow571.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

With Lory out on a pilgrimage to view the eclipse, Rene, Mikah, and Georgia talk about the week’s news and speculation. Security considerations abound regarding Apple’s secure enclave, and an upcoming iOS 11 feature that allows users to quickly disable Touch ID. Plus, the group continues to discuss what they hope to see in the next generation Apple Watch. YOUR questions are answered, and much more!

Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow570.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

The crew welcomes Serenity Caldwell back into the fold after her roller derby adventures and talk about the latest iPhone 8 rumors, the possibility of an LTE Apple Watch, and more!

Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow569.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith has uncovered some fascinating details about iPhone 8 by performing an inspection of accidentally released firmware for Apple’s upcoming HomePod device. Rene, Georgia, Lory, and Mikah discuss what we know so far about the next iPhone, and they talk about its infrared facial recognition technology, codenamed “Pearl ID”.


iPhone 8 rumor roundup

Direct download: imoreshow568.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

This week, Rene and Lory discuss recent revelations about Apple Park. They also mourn the loss of the iPod nano and shuffle from Apple’s product line.

Links:

Jony Ive opens up about Apple Park

RIP iPod nano and shuffle

Direct download: imoreshow567.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

This week, Mikah, Lory, Georgia, and Serenity talk about World Emoji Day, Apple's machine learning initiatives, and whether or not you should force quit apps on your iOS device. Plus, Disney's D23 expo and Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch!

Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: imoreshow566.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Pokemon Go's new event is raising criticism, Qualcomm vs. Apple, and pondering the iPhone 8 price point.
Direct download: imoreshow565.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

2015 called and it wants its iPad-as-primary-computer hubbub back. With special guest, Daniel Bader.
Direct download: imoreshow564.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is here! Rene and Serenity have spent a week with it, and Mikah and Lory have compiled all your questions — and their own — and are now demanding answers! Listen along!
Direct download: imoreshow563.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Live from Apple's Podcast Studio in San Jose, James Cuda of Procreate fame joins Rene to talk about all the news from WWDC 2017, especially iPad Pro, Metal 2, iOS 11, iMac Pro, and more!
Direct download: imoreshow562.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

Kaby Lake MacBooks, 10.5-inch iPads, Siri Speakers, iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, macOS 10.13, and everything Georgia, Lory, Mikah, and Rene want to see at WWDC 2017!
Direct download: imoreshow561.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

Rene can’t believe there are iPhone 9 rumors already. Serenity dives deep into Apple Watch sensors. Lory gives the over-under on WWDC. And Georgia… well, you’ll just have to listen and find out!
Direct download: imoreshow560.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Rene worries about Google Photos and privacy, Lory considers updated MacBooks at WWDC, Mikah weighs Google Assistant, Georgia talks Accessibility for everyone. Listen along!
Direct download: imoreshow559.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Apple’s got a new activity challenge, iPhone 8 has yet more rumors, and dreams of the WWDC 2017 ‘one more thing’ — from Siri Speaker to iPad Pro 2 to new Macs!
Direct download: imoreshow558.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:19am EDT

The future of iPad mini, the Apple Watch and wearables, Surface Laptop vs. MacBooks, and more! With Georgia, Lory, Rene, and special guest Daniel Bader.
Direct download: imoreshow557.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:52am EDT

Apple Watch two years later — are we using it and how? Apple Home Hub rumors and what we’d want to see in a living room box that’s not Apple TV. Plus, the Faces app gives us Old Man Lory — and Mikah, Georgia, and Rene!
Direct download: imoreshow556.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

LivePhotosKit is here but is it too late? NikeLab has its own Apple Watch, but who will buy it? The environment vs. thinner tech, Apple's Earth Day Challenge. Plus, yes, the new Star Wars trailer.
Direct download: imoreshow555.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

David Lundblad, head of design for iMore and Mobile Nations, and Chris Harris, app director extraordinaire, join Serenity, Lory, and Rene for a behind the scenes look at the all new iMore.com and iMore.app! Plus, what’s up with iPhone 8 Touch ID?
Direct download: imoreshow554.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

What do Serenity, Lory, Mikah, and Rene want to see from the next generation of desktop Macs? Plus, we've got an all-new iMore — in yellow!
Direct download: imoreshow553.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

It's world backup day and Lory and Rene share how they back up their Macs, iPhones, and iPads. And Georgia shares… how she does not! Wait, what? This must not stand!
Direct download: imoreshow552.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

Catch-up week: Apple buys Workflow, Super Mario Run 2.0, Wikileaks and Dark Matter, Pokémon Go Water Event, Premium Twitter, and more!
Direct download: imoreshow551.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:45am EDT

(Product) RED iPhone 7. New entry-level 9.7-inch iPad. Apple Watch bands spring collection. Clips video app — it's a special edition podcast on Apple's special edition March releases! Listen along!
Direct download: imoreshow550.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

How do you protect yourself from hacks, phishing, and other online threats? We go over your best options! Also, where's that spring Apple Event, and HomeKit lights — what's the hubbub with hubs, bub?
Direct download: imoreshow549.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

Would people buy an iPhone Edition or does it have to be an iPhone Pro? Will there be a March event and, if so, what will Apple show off? How many Snapchat clones does Facebook need? With Georgia, Lory, Cella, and Rene!
Direct download: imoreshow548.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

With Serenity and Rene away, Georgia, Lory, and Mikah invite Russell Holly on to talk USB-C vs. Lightning, Nintendo Switch, and more!
Direct download: imoreshow547.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

Rene makes fun of Georgia’s recording and then screws up his own. Mikah asks about HomeKit. Lory wants the right to repair. iOS 10.2.1 un-shuts down. And more!
Direct download: imoreshow546.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

iPhone 8 rumors, from transparency to distance charging, WWDC comes home to San Jose, our favorite HomeKit features, and Pokémon Go Gen 2! With Georgia, Lory, Mikah, and Rene.
Direct download: imoreshow545.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

Pokémon Go Valentine's event, Fire Emblem Heroes, matte black iPhone 7 and 'chipping', securing your data when crossing borders, and BeatsX is here! With Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie.
Direct download: imoreshow544.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Apple’s Q1 2017 results, LG UltraFine 5K fallout, iPad drawing apps, and the all-new Linea with special guest, The Iconfactory’s Ged Maheux!
Direct download: imoreshow543.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

App Store is bringing responses to reviews, Meitu is junk… but not malicious, and the iPad turns seven. With Serenity, Georgia, Lory, Mikah, and Rene!
Direct download: imoreshow542.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Consumer Reports now recommends the MacBook Pro, but can we recommend CR? Chris Lattner leaves Apple for Tesla, so what about retention? And Don Melton joins us to talk iPhone, 10 years later!
Direct download: imoreshow541.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

PCalc developer James Thomson joins us to talk App Store records and realities, LG's not-Apple 5K display, and our New Year's tech resolutions. (Note: We lost an audio file, so this is "iMore Minus Georgia". Sadness!)
Direct download: imoreshow540.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

It’s our annual New Year preview spectacular! Join Georgia, Lory, Serenity, and Rene as they discuss their 2017 wish-lists for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, and Apple services!
Direct download: imoreshow539.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

1