Guest Dave Mark joins John and Dave today to discuss, react, digest, and help explain the new things Apple announced at WWDC21's Keynote and State of the Union this year. Listen as your <del>two</del> three favorite Apple geeks have a gab for the ages!

Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned:

  • 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 875 for Monday, June 7, 2021
  • 00:01:32 Dave Mark – Taught 3 different generations how to program.
    • 30 Books, including the Macintosh Programming Primer.
    • Executive Editor of The Loop.
  • 00:02:06 Quick, hot-takes (introduction of keynote, lighter stuff)
    • Safari Redesign, OCR, Universal Control
  • 00:04:11 Lots of Sherlocking: AirPlay to the Mac
  • 00:05:13 No hardware
  • 00:06:25 macOS Monterey
    • Shortcuts
    • Safari Tabs/Groups/UI
    • AirPlay to Mac
    • Low Power Mode
  • 00:21:48 Privacy
  • 00:32:12 Notification Center
    • Four Interruption Levels: Passive, Active, Time Sensitive, Critical
    • “Mute a single conversation, for a limited amount of time”
  • 00:38:00 Craig Federighi is the rock star
  • 00:39:49 SharePlay
  • 00:43:04 Do the new FaceTime features Sherlock Zoom?
  • 00:44:59 Developer Tools
    • Xcode Cloud
    • Swift Concurrency
    • Swift Playgrounds can Build iOS/iPadOS Apps
  • 00:53:22 AirPods Enhancements
  • 00:58:34 LiveText
  • 00:59:34 The Universality of so many features
  • 01:00:37 On Device Siri
  • 01:02:08 MGG 875
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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton co-founded both The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, and he is producer and co-host of TMO’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast. He has worked in the computer industry since the early 1990s, doing time as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, webmaster, and programmer. He has worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Before that he ran some of the earliest Bulletin Board Systems, but most of the charges have since been dropped, and not even the FBI requests that he check in more than twice a year. Dave's reachable for paid consulting at and you can find links to him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ here, too.


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