Podcast

9to5Mac Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.

Episodes

  • Apple spring event, news and video service details, hardware rumor flurry

    Feb 14 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac connect the steady stream of new reports on Apple's upcoming subscription news and video services, including solid rumors of Apple's next spring event, plus a look at the flood of hardware rumors this week including AirPower, AirPods 2, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexp...more

  • FaceTime fixed, Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple, 5G E & Animoji

    Feb 08 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.1.4 and the fix for Group FaceTime and other security flaws, Apple's bug bounty program and other security concerns, Angela Ahrendts leaving her role as SVP of Retail, and the latest changes in iOS 12.2 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get the HyperJuice wireless charger case for App...more

  • iOS 12.2 beta features, FaceTime bug debacle, iOS 13 rumors

    Jan 31 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iOS 12.2 beta and the changes included, Apple's FaceTime debacle and quarterly earnings results, plus iOS 13 rumors and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ExpressVPN: Take back your Internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free, go to ExpressVPN.com/HappyHour. Sponsored by ...more

  • Smart Battery Case impressions, Shot on iPhone contest, AirPods for health

    Jan 24 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss their hands-on experience with Apple's new Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, new places where Apple Pay is accepted, Apple's first-ever 'Shot on iPhone' contest, the latest iPhone 11 and beyond rumors, and much more.. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/...more

  • New iPod touch rumors, competing iPhone 11 renders, leaked Smart Battery Cases debut

    Jan 17 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss how Apple's revenue miss is affecting iPhone prices in China, a new detail about how the battery replacement program affected upgrades, a new AirPower launch rumor, competing iPhone 11 rumors and renders, hope for a future iPod touch, and the debut of the leaked Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS fee...more

  • iPhone 11 triple camera rumors, AirPlay 2 TVs, HomeKit at CES 2019

    Jan 11 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple TV and the new zero sign-on feature in tvOS 12, iCloud Photos and managing limited storage, a possible preview at how the iPhone 11 camera system will appear, CES 2019 and the wave of new AirPlay 2 and HomeKit TVs, the changing proposition of the Apple TV, and much more CES 2019 news. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast pl...more

  • AirPods memes, AirPower mystery, and iPhone China woes

    Jan 05 2019

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the entertaining 'AirPods for Christmas' meme, the mystery about AirPower and Apple's missing update, Apple's rare revenue guidance change and iPhone upgrade growth challenges, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service dis...more

  • Apple's 2018 Year-In-Review

    Dec 28 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 year-in-review, including hardware and software achievements and misses, how Apple has overcome challenges from 2017, and what Apple faces in 2019. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Atlassian’s OpsGenie: Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control du...more

  • iOS changes in China, Apple Music on Alexa, Connect gets Ping'd

    Dec 21 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's ongoing battle with Qualcomm in China and changes to iOS animations over patents, the end of Apple Music Connect and how Apple Music social features surpass the vision of iTunes Ping, Apple Music's launch on Amazon Echo, Amazon's new Echo Wall Clock, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored ...more

  • iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, XR and HomePod discounts, Apple Watch tidbits

    Dec 13 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive iPhone XS Smart Battery Case story, a limited HomePod discount holiday strategy, Qualcomm’s effort to block iPhone sales in China, location privacy on iOS apps, Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate features and battery life, the wait for an update on AirPower, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast pla...more

  • Apple Music coming to Echo, iPhone XR clear case, Apple Watch ECG launch

    Dec 07 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac share a quick review of the Smart Folio cover for the new iPad Pro, talk about Apple Music coming soon to Amazon's Echo speakers, recent iPhone XR discounts and Apple's marketing strategies, the launch of the Apple Clear Case for iPhone XR, the 18W USB-C charger, and lots of software updates and new features including iOS 12.1.1 and FaceTime fixes, HomePod in China, dual SIM in the US, and the new ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, plus much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is ...more

  • Bigger iPad Pro, App Store monopoly, and Apple Watch half marathon

    Nov 30 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro differences, using the iPad as a teleprompter, Apple Pencil versus Logitech Crayon, Apple's Supreme Court case over monopolies and the App Store, running long distances with Apple Watch, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUGU Case: Check out ZUGU’s new Muse case for ...more

  • Apple holiday ad, iPhone sales fears, Apple TV dongles

    Nov 23 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's 2018 holiday ad and how it was created, the four-day 'shopping event' that Apple is hyping this year, Siri's unfortunate Thanksgiving Day blunder, a new rumored Apple TV HDMI stick, iPhone XS and iPhone XR sales concerns and how Apple is responding, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by ZUG...more

  • New MacBook Pro GPUs, Spotify for Apple Watch, iPad pros and cons

    Nov 16 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the new MacBook Pro GPU updates, the upcoming Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Apple's Mac SSD pricing, new Apple Watch bands, AirPower predictions, Spotify for Apple Watch, the first week with the new iPad Pro, and the state of Apple's apps — not just the OS — on the iPad. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Capterra...more

  • 2018 iPad Pro impressions, FaceTime and iPhone XR improvements, watchOS updates

    Nov 09 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac offer up early impressions on the 2018 iPad Pro, new Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio, a few iPhone XR thoughts, changes coming in iOS and watchOS for FaceTime and more, a change to how Apple is reporting earnings, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by OPSO: Check out the MFi certified Apple Wat...more

  • MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro event impressions

    Oct 31 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's October 30th event and the new MacBook Air, Mac mini, iPad Pro, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Get 25% off the new HyperDrive USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro. Sponsored by Capterra: Visit Capterra.com/HappyHour today and join the millions of people who use Capterra each month...more

  • iPhone XR reviews, iPad mini 5 rumors, HomeKit speakers

    Oct 25 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk iPhone XR reviews, the upcoming fix for 'beautygate', the newly rumored iPad mini 5 and AirPower expectations, the iPad Pro and Mac updates expected at next week's Apple event, the latest AirPlay 2 HomeKit speaker, Safari and Dark Mode on the web, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin M...more

  • October event announced, iPhone XR pre-order, Photoshop for iPad

    Oct 19 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced October Apple event, expectations for the new iPad Pro and Mac lineup, iPhone XR pre-orders and the Apple clear case, full Photoshop coming to iPad, Apple's subscription issues on the App Store, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podc...more

  • Latest OS updates, the new smart ‘speakers’, and troubles in China

    Oct 12 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a range of topics including Apple Watch and DST challenges, new Apple Watch Series 4 improvements, iOS 12.0.1 fixes and iOS 12 adoption rate, new Apple Music and Apple Pay updates, the latest round of smart 'speakers' from Facebook, Google, and Amazon, the mysterious China security story and an interesting fraud scheme, Apple's original content strategy, new iPad Pro rumors, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher...more

  • Series 4 reviewed, iOS 12.1 changes, Marzipan apps

    Oct 04 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the Apple Watch Series 4 review process and the latest thinking on the new model, a new student ID card feature in Wallet on iOS 12 and watchOS 5, new features coming in iOS 12.1, an issue with Dolby Atmos and HDMI-CEC on Apple TV 4K, and the state of Marzipan apps on macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players....more

  • iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave impressions

    Sep 27 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac initial impressions with iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Zendure: Enter to win our iPhone XS Max giveaway! Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Note: Original audio file had a few i...more

  • HomePod gets smarter, best iOS 12 features, iPhone XS anticipation

    Sep 20 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPhone and Apple Watch orders, early reviews for the new products, the giant HomePod update that adds a few essential features, the best features of newly released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, and all the hardware secrets contained in iOS 12.1 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by PDFpen: the ultima...more

  • Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, and iPhone XR event impressions

    Sep 13 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac share their thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR event. Plus there's positive HomePod news! 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Udemy: Visit Ude.my/happyhour and use coupon code HAPPYHOUR to get 90% off life-changing classes! Sponsored by Molekule — the only air purifie...more

  • Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone Xs leak ahead of event

    Sep 06 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac's exclusive Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone Xs leaks, iPad Pro redesign rumors, event predictions, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by LinkedIn Jobs: Go to LinkedIn.com/HAPPYHOUR and get a $50 credit toward your first job post! Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Exclusiv...more

  • AirPlay 2 on AirPort Express, 2018 iPhone names and resolutions

    Aug 30 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk AirPlay 2 coming to the AirPort Express, Bloomberg's report on iPhone naming and features, Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction that at least one iPhone will be delayed and no Pencil support, that rumor about 3D Touch going away, and a quick look at HomeKit shades. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit...more

  • MacBook rumors, Mac mini expectations, Apple Watch Series 4 lineup

    Aug 23 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest Digitimes report on MacBook, AirPower, and iPad rumors, Bloomberg's report on the MacBook Air replacement and rumored Mac mini update, our expectations for the Apple Watch Series 4 lineup, the end of Back to My Mac, and a lead change for Apple TV. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Visit...more

  • Group FaceTime delay, Twitter API damage, 2018 iPhone rumors

    Aug 16 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Group FaceTime's delay, Twitter's destructive API change, new details about AirPower, iPhone rumors including Apple Pencil support, Apple Car development, and much more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Hyper: Visit hypershop.com and use coupon code 9to5macbook to get 10% off site-wide, and enter our 20...more

  • MacBook Pro experience, Friends Mix, 'Creative Selection' excerpt

    Aug 09 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss using the Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, experience with the 2018 MacBook Pro including True Tone and "Hey Siri" features, Apple Music's new Friends Mix playlist, 9to5Mac's exclusive excerpt from the upcoming 'Creative Selection' book, Competitions and Pace Alerts on watchOS 5, features Apple's Activity needs to borrow from Nike Run Club, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, o...more

  • iPad Pro design leaks, upcoming HomePod features and AAPL earnings

    Aug 02 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about traveling and data caps on carrier plans, the resolution to Apple's MacBook Pro throttling issue (and possibly the keyboard problem), Macotakara's report on the upcoming iPad Pro losing its headphone jack, Face ID only working in portrait orientation, and moving its Smart Connector, a leaked CAD image that may back up that report, iGen's report on upcoming HomePod features including multiple timers and phone call features, Apple's latest earnings report, and...more

  • UK HomeKit, Face ID iPad, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

    Jul 26 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the state of HomeKit in the UK and some useful ways to use automation, iPad rumors and guesses about rounded corners and the Home indicator, Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, photo sharing changes and questionable sharing suggestions, Apple's photo print products going away, and more. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast play...more

  • 2018 MacBook Pro upgrade, thermal throttling concerns, macOS Mojave and watchOS 5 changes

    Jul 19 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced 2018 MacBook Pro hardware upgrades, higher RAM and SSD storage upgrades, Apple's T2 chip in the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro, Hey Siri and True Tone, iFixit's keyboard discovery, the 6-core i9 thermal throttling issue, the state of HomeKit doorbell cameras, and the latest changes in iOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave betas. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our d...more

  • Siri's new boss, 11-inch iPad Pro, bezel-free Apple Watch rumors

    Jul 12 2018

    Benjamin and Zac talk 3D Touch, AirPlay and Apple TV, iTunes 12.8 and Sonos gaining AirPlay 2, John Giannandrea's new Chief of ML and AI job, Siri changing bosses again, using Shortcuts on iOS 12, and Ming-Chi Kuo's big report on new Macs, iPads, and Apple Watches — which was recorded hours before Apple released new MacBook Pros. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podca...more

  • Colorful iPhone rumors, A12 chip leaks, Apple Watch Raise to Speak Siri

    Jul 06 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the five iPhone colors leak, new iPad and Mac rumors, new Geekbench results for unreleased chips, using Apple Watch Raise To Speak Siri on watchOS 5, Apple's plan to rebuild its mapping data in Apple Maps, and Shortcuts making a sneak peek for iOS 12 beta. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin M...more

  • iOS 12 public beta, AirPlay 2 speakers, and MacBook keyboard repair program

    Jun 28 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the risks and benefits of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave public betas, 9to5Mac's Sonos Beam smart soundbar review, AirPlay 2 speakers, Apple's surprise MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repair program, rumors about new AirPods and over-ear headphones from Apple, a possible explanation for AirPower not launching yet, Ming-Chi Kuo's latest predictions, and the end of the Apple Watch Modern Buckle. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, St...more

  • iOS 12 beta 2 changes, Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch, Oprah and Apple’s TV plans

    Jun 21 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac iOS 12 beta 2, MP3 chapter support in Apple's Podcasts app, AirPlay 2 potential for AirPort Express; watchOS 5 beta 2, Apple's new Walkie-Talkie app, aggressive watch face indicators, and the death of Time Travel; macOS Mojave beta 2 and dark mode Maps; tvOS 12 beta 2 and Dolby Atmos sound; and Apple's new TV deal with Oprah. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for O...more

  • AirPlay 2 growing pains, using iOS 12’s Screen Time, USB-C iPhone rumors

    Jun 14 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac catch up on the Sonos Beam soundbar announcement, AirPlay 2 support coming to Sonos in July, more HomePod stereo thoughts after a few weeks of use, how Apple TV speakers can be challenging with AirPlay 2, iOS 12's new Screen Time and Down Time features, potential scenarios where Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch might be practical, and USB-C iPhones and 'solid state' Apple Watch rumors. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, G...more

  • WWDC 2018: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12

    Jun 08 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC 2018 including iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS, and macOS Mojave. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Setapp: Get the company’s subscription Mac app service with 119 apps worth $3400 for just $9.99/month (7-day Free Trial). Sponsored by Simple Contacts: Get $30 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/happyhour ...more

  • Apple Watch Pride, HomePod stereo & AirPlay 2, macOS 10.14 wish list

    May 31 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk Apple Watch workout tracking, Apple's new privacy portal in the EU, Apple Watch's hidden Pride watch face, HomePod gaining calendar, stereo, and AirPlay 2 support, and macOS 10.14 wish list items. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple launches new privacy portal, use...more

  • WWDC invites, Beats HomePod rumor, ‘audioOS’ wish list

    May 24 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk WWDC press invites, misinterpreted Siri clues, a surprise Apple car update, a Beats-branded HomePod rumor, and HomePod features we want to see at WWDC 2018. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Apple invites press to WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 unveil expect...more

  • Twitter ruffles feathers, iPhone SE and fast charging rumors, iOS 12 wish list

    May 18 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac sort through the latest mess Twitter is creating for third-party apps, the growing possibility that new iPhones will come with fast charging, farfetched iPhone SE rumors, and iOS 12 feature requests. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall Topics: Tweetbot 3 for Mac debuts with dark mode...more

  • HomePod calendar clue, I/O impressions, watchOS 5 wish list

    May 10 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac welcome a clue that suggests HomePod will soon work with Calendar, new details about the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and an iOS 12 Face ID rumor, quick impressions from Google I/O, Hodinkee's new Jony Ive interview on Apple Watch, and our watchOS 5 wish list. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Hosts: Benjamin Mayo Zac Hall...more

  • AAPL earnings, state of AirPlay 2, tvOS 12 wish list

    May 04 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss what Ming-Chi Kuo's retirement from KGI Securities could mean for future Apple rumors, Apple's latest earnings report and why iPhone revenue was up despite flat unit sales, the current state of AirPlay 2 and some impressive new features coming to iOS 11.4, and our wish list for tvOS 12 and Apple TV. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other p...more

  • Apple officially kills AirPort routers, iPhone SE 2 rumors, macOS dark mode clues

    Apr 26 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac break news that Apple has officially discontinued its AirPort router line, weigh new iPhone SE 2 rumors, and clues about dark mode finally coming to macOS. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-controlled smart home. ...more

  • FCC leaks gold iPhone X as Apple doubles down on secrecy

    Apr 18 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac talk about recent Amazon Alexa features and HomePod sales, Apple's leaked memo on stopping leaks, the FCC's gold iPhone X leak, and the potential for third-party Apple Watch faces. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your house into a Siri-c...more

  • Red iPhone 8, 2019 Mac Pro, macOS 64-bit app transition

    Apr 12 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the wait for AirPower, the latest Mac Pro news, macOS High Sierra's 32-bit app warning, and watchOS 5 likely dropping old Apple Watch apps. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We’ve teamed up with FIBARO to give away a HomeKit bundle to turn your...more

  • Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes

    Apr 05 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss early reception to the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, Instagram for Apple Watch's demise and why loads of watchOS apps are disappearing, Apple reportedly ramping up Siri hiring and poaching Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 changes including the return of AirPlay 2, and Apple's futuristic iPhone 'hover' tech. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated R...more

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 166: Apple’s EDU iPad event, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 11.3 release

    Mar 30 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac share thoughts on Apple's March education event where the new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support was unveiled, new Apple Watch Series 4 rumors that claim a new design is coming with more screen, and the launch of iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and other software updates. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by FIBARO: We...more

  • microLED future, Apple ad ups and downs, March event predictions

    Mar 23 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple's plans for microLED displays in future Apple Watches and iPhones, the new iPhone X Face ID ad and lingering bugs in iOS, the behind-the-scenes video showing how the HomePod ad was created, 9to5Mac's new HomeKit Weekly series, new features recently added to Alexa, what we expect from Apple's education event next week, new Apple Watch bands that were announced, and the roll out of GymKit workout equipment. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and App...more

  • MacBook lineup predictions, Siri status report, Apple unveils two events

    Mar 16 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest MacBook update rumors, The Information's report on Siri's history and why Apple has struggled to scale it, a surprise Apple education event announcement mid-episode, Apple's Texture acquisition and Eddy Cue's appearance at SXSW, and Apple unveiling dates for WWDC 2018. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Spo...more

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 163: iTunes LP is dead, cheaper MacBook Air rumors, predicting Apple’s spring announcements

    Mar 08 2018

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss features previewed in iOS 11.3 that have been reverted, new CarPlay promotions with Apple Music, iTunes LP going away and what Apple Music Connect could be, and the latest spring hardware refresh rumors. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by CaseCo: Win an Apple HomePod + $500 gift cards from Caseco & 9to5Ma...more