Day: January 26, 2018

  • At last year’s Worlwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), Apple announced to Mac app developers that macOS High Sierra “will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromise.” Now, in the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, Apple is notifying users of the impending change, too. In the beta release notes, Apple says: To prepare for a future release of macOS in which 32-bit software will no longer run without compromise, starting in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, a user is notified on the launch of an app that depends on 32-bit software. The alert appears only once per app. Ars Technica Moving to 64 bit is way overdue by Apple.
  • Sonos has an offer for prospective HomePod buyers: Ditch Apple and buy two of our speakers instead. The speaker-maker announced Thursday that it would offer two of its critically lauded Sonos One smart speakers for $349 — the same price as a single Apple HomePod. The special price — a $50 savings versus what purchasing two $199 Sonos One speakers would cost — comes a day before the HomePod is made available for preorder. NYPost This is a great marketing idea by Sonos way to put a little pressure on Apple.
  • When YouTube TV first launched it only worked on Android, iOS, and Chromecast via casting. Later they added support for casting to Apple TV, and released an app on Android TV. Now YouTube TV has added support for Roku players and TVs. Recently (not exactly sure when) YouTube TV has added support for casting to Roku players and Roku TVs. Now with just the standard YouTube Roku Channel installed you can now cast YouTube TV from your phone or tablet to your Roku player. This opens up YouTube TV to Roku owners around the United States. Cord Cutter News This is great news for Roku YouTube already has this so why not YouTube TV.