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#224: 2018 in Review: The Wonder of Everything

December 26th, 2018 · 97 minutes

A look back at 2018: our predictions and a review of the news that mattered, as well as some that didn't.

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Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacements are available starting today | TechCrunch
Apple announces new iPhone battery repair prices after $29 offer ends at end of year - 9to5Mac
Panic Blog » The Future of Transmit iOS
Apple Announces iOS 11.3 with ARKit 1.5, New Animoji, Health Records, Music Videos, and More – MacStories
BlaBlaCar is optimizing its service for small cities and has a new visual identity | TechCrunch
KGI: 6.1-Inch iPhone to Have Single-Lens Rear Camera, Aluminum Frame, 3GB RAM, and No 3D Touch, Cost $700-$800 - MacRumors
Scoop: Apple delays iOS features to focus on reliability, performance - Axios
Apple's Emoji Crackdown – Emojipedia
AirPlay 2 Features Removed From iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 - MacRumors
KGI: Apple Developing High-End Over-Ear Headphones, Launching Late 2018 at the Earliest - MacRumors
iPad Pro With Face ID Will 'Likely' Debut at WWDC 2018 in Early June - MacRumors
KGI: Apple to Launch Cheaper MacBook Air in 2Q 2018 - MacRumors
Apple to acquire digital magazine service Texture - Apple
Apple’s ‘Netflix for Magazines’ Is Said to Rankle Publishers - Bloomberg
Logitech Crayon: Everything you need to know! | iMore
Foxconn Acquires Popular Accessory Maker Belkin Along With Linksys and Wemo - MacRumors
Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel - Bloomberg
Product RED iPhone 8 Unboxing! - MKBHD - YouTube
Apple Proposes New Accessibility Emojis - Emojipedia
SmugMug Buying Flickr – 512 Pixels
Flickr will end 1TB of free storage and limit free users to 1,000 photos - The Verge
Twenty Years Ago, Steve Jobs Introduced the iMac G3 – 512 Pixels
Twitter’s API Change Has a Date Again: August 16 – 512 Pixels
Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Defective' Keyboards in Recent MacBook, MacBook Pro Models - MacRumors
Second Life: Rethinking Myself Through Exercise, Mindfulness, and Gratitude – MacStories
10 Years of App Store: A Timeline of Changes – MacStories
App Store at 10 – Tag Archive - MacStories
Mac Mini Refresh, New Low-Cost Notebook, Apple Watches With Larger Displays and More Coming This Fall - MacRumors
Instapaper is going independent
Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro slowdown - Six Colors
Apple Announces Apps and In-App Purchases Will Be Removed from its Affiliate Program October 1st – MacStories
Connected #205: I Would Suffer Some Injury For Podcasting - Relay FM
Third-Party Twitter Clients Remove Features as API Changes Loom – MacStories
Barclays: All 2019 iPhones May Lack 3D Touch, New AirPods and Lower-Priced HomePod to Launch Next Year - MacRumors
Exclusive: This is 'iPhone XS' — design, larger version, and gold colors confirmed - 9to5Mac
Exclusive: Apple Watch Series 4 revealed — massive display, dense watch face, more - 9to5Mac
'iPhone Xs Max' likely name for 6.5-inch OLED flagship, sources say - 9to5Mac
10 Years of 512 Pixels – 512 Pixels
Three Years of Club MacStories – MacStories
iOS 12: The MacStories Review – MacStories
AirPower referenced in iPhone XS packaging, iOS 12.1 code shows continuing development - 9to5Mac
Connected #212: NanoHippo - Relay FM
The 5 biggest announcements from the Google Pixel 3 event - The Verge
How Adobe is bringing “real Photoshop” to the iPad - The Verge
Connected #215: Live from NYC: A Nightmare Level of Itching - Relay FM
Kuo predicts new iPad mini 5, AirPower launch in late 2018 or early 2019, more - 9to5Mac
Apple Music Coming to Amazon Echo Devices – MacStories