MacVoices #23294: MacVoices Live! - How Far Does "Right to Repair" Go; The Humane Pin (2)
Release Date: 11/26/2023
From CES in Las Vegas, our conversation with Head of Marketing for , Per-Gustaf Hedberg focused how their latest, the Flic Twist gives you a wireless dial-type control for your smart home devices. Don’t just turn the lights or music on or off…control the brightness or volume as well. The Flic Hub Mini connects it all together if you or your phone aren’t at home. Per-Gustaf also talks about their upcoming Matter support and what that will mean to your smart home. Show Notes: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon ...info_outline MacVoices #24063: CES - Ohsnap Introduces Their Best Phone Grip Yet
From CES in Las Vegas, during our our annual visit to , Industrial Designer James Stone showed off the newest iteration of their iPhone grip, the Snap 4 Luxe. James shows off both the grip stand features, as well as the fact that the MagSafe feature doesn’t interfere with charging, but opens up the use of other MagSafe accessories. Show Notes: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: ...info_outline MacVoices #24062: CES - Linxura Offers A Different Kind of Hardware Remote For The Smart Home
At CES in Las Vegas, we got to see a different kind of smart home device controller when Gerry Koser, Marketing Manager for , gave us a briefing on their hardware device that lets you control up to 52 of your devices in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-use hockey puck-size and shape that fits in the palm of your hand. Show Notes: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: Twitter:...info_outline MacVoices #24061: CES - Matias Makes Wireless USB-C Keyboards & Mice Even Better
At CES in Las Vegas, we learned about the latest keyboard and mouse options from from Co-Founder and CEO Steve McGowan. As everything moves to USB connectivity, Matias has improved on the USB-C dongle by making it even smaller and less obtrusive, and then built it into their newest keyboards and mice, including a new ergonomic model that fills a gap left in the market by Microsoft. Show Notes: Chapters: Links: Guests: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time...info_outline MacVoices #24060: CES - Sway Premium Audio Shows Off A Diverse Line of Personal Speakers
In the suite at CES in Las Vegas, Chris Pusateri walked us through a few models in the broad range of their speaker products including a portable karaoke speaker, magnetic iPhone speaker, and different models of waterproof speakers. We also discussed the advantages of using a competitively priced speaker for various use situations. Show Notes: Links: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: ...info_outline MacVoices #24059: CES - SOUNDBOKS Shows Off Powerful Bluetooth Speakers For Your Next Party
Outside at CES in Las Vegas we had a chilly conversation with Lisa Mathis, Head of Marketing, North America for . Representing themselves as the best "speaker brand you haven’t heard of yet”, Lisa explained their origins at a music festival and how they are now coming to the U.S. Unlike some larger concert speakers ( 126 dB maximum output), these are Bluetooth and can be connected together wirelessly, and run off swappable batteries, so placement and movement is simplified. The grills can also be customized for you, your company, or your brand. Crank it up! Show Notes:...info_outline MacVoices #24058: CES - Spigen Adds New Products For iPhones, iPads, More
In the suite at CES in Las Vegas, Samuel Han, Specialist, Retail Enterprise Development, showed us some of their latest products that include a new gaming keyboard, GaN power products, and new iPhone cases that range from stylish to practical, and more. Show Notes: Links: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with Connect: Web: Twitter: ...info_outline MacVoices #24057: Twinkly Adds New Options To Their Decorative Light Selection
At CES in Las Vegas, we talked to Andrea Tellatin, Co-Founder and CEO of Twinkly, about the latest additions to their many options for addressable lights. Best known for their holiday options, they are introducing a broader range of options at accessible price points for a wider range of uses. Andrea shows off the new string lights and the as examples of their broader product range, both of which are customizable via the built-in addressable function. Show Notes: Links: Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon ...info_outline MacVoices #24056: Showstoppers - Wacom Introduces Wacom Bridge for Remote Artists
At Showstoppers at CES in Las Vegas, introduced the new Wacom Bridge, a solution for artists who work remotely or away from their desks. With Wacom Bridge, they don’t need to lug heavy laptops or travel with the files. Arvind Arumbakkam, Technology & Industry Partnerships, talks about how their system eliminates the lag typical from the more mainstream remote work apps. Then, artist Sarajean Chung gives us a demo in the most challenging of environments: a CES exhibit hall. Show Notes:Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon ...info_outline MacVoices #24055: Showstoppers - SoundFun Delivers The Mirai Directional Speaker
In Las Vegas at Showstoppers at CES, we saw and heard a demo of the technology behind the from that was more than surprising. Kai Kitayama talked us through the demo that provided a wider and longer field of sound than you would expect, and how it can enhance the dialog from your TV. (Host’s Note: Audio demos are always difficult in a conference environment, which made this one that much more impressive. Please understand that the in-person experience was truly impressive and worth exploring.) Show Notes: Links: (Amazon) Support: Become a MacVoices Patron...info_outline
The second part of this MacVoices Live! conversation finds Chuck Joiner, Dave Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web Bixby, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, and Jim Rea discussing:
- More on Microsoft’s OneDrive Misstep
- More Right to Repair discussion: hardware pairing and locks
- The Humane Pin - Who Will Buy It?
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0:00:37 Microsoft OneDrive Discussion and Right to Repair Debate
0:01:36 OneDrive Problem Sparks Discussion in EV Forums
0:02:24 Microsoft vs Apple: Stability vs Ecosystem
0:04:38 Benefits of Using OneDrive and iCloud
0:13:37 Inconsistency between Apple and John Deere's repairability
0:16:09 The shift in car repairability and dependence on technology
0:18:15 Apple's lack of repairability and the ongoing debate
0:19:50 The diminishing repairability of old cars and Tesla's complexity
0:22:14 The potential benefits of right to repair for third-party shops
0:22:31 Apple's Limiting Repairs: Vindictive or Side Effect?
0:24:18 Limited Adoption Expected for the Humane Pin
0:24:55 Companion Device or Replacement for Phones?
0:25:46 Foldable Phones: Not for Everyone
0:34:41 Apple Watch: More than what they're claiming?
0:35:34 Accessibility and usefulness of the device
The right-to-repair movement is just getting started
iOS 15.2 Fixes iPhone 13’s Face ID Repair Trap (and Improves Its Repair Score)
Humane officially launches the AI Pin, its OpenAI-powered wearable
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