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VECTOR is an (almost) daily podcast focused on Apple and personal technology.

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VECTOR is an (almost) daily podcast focused on Apple and personal technology.

    My Last Vector

    My Last Vector

    68 thousand subscribers. 34 million views. 370 videos. All since launching this channel back in 2018. And I couldn’t have done any of it without you. All of you. Which is why I’m both terrified and excited as hell to tell you… This… is my very last Vector. Ok, hear me out: A few weeks ago, well before what’s happening now started happening, I made the decision to leave iMore, the website I’ve been working at for over a decade, and Future PLC, the company that owns it and the Vector channel, and go indie. Yeah, indie. Not to Apple or Google or Twitter or Microsoft, or any of the other major media outlets either. Just indie. Just me. I deeply, truly appreciate what each and every one of you has done for Vector over the last couple of years. You took it from nothing and made it a smart, considerate, vibrant community and in what feels like no time flat. Even if this many videos also feels like basically forever. Now, the Vector channel is staying here with Future. And they have some amazing YouTubers on staff, people I’ve worked with and learned a ton from, like Alex Dobie and Hayato Huseman on Android Central, Daniel Rubino on Windows Central, Kevin Michaluk on CrackBerry, and the inimitable Michael Fisher on The Mr. Mobile. They’re going to keep producing amazing content and I can’t wait to see more of it. I also want to thank everyone at Future Mobile Tech, for helping me do what it is I love so much to do — work my ass off to bring you the very best Apple and related tech coverage on the ‘Net, each day, every day, pretty much all day. And I’ll still be doing just that. Just different. So, if you’ve enjoyed these videos and our conversation as much as I have, and want to keep them going, you’ll still be able to find me @reneritchie on Twitter, Instagram, and starting later this week, /reneritchie right here on YouTube as well. Thank you for watching, time for what's next!

    • 2 min
    Why Google Podcasts is now on iPhone [Interview]

    Why Google Podcasts is now on iPhone [Interview]

    Google Podcasts has just arrived on iOS and I sat down with the founder and head of product, Zack Reneau-Wedeen from Google, to find out all about it, and chat all about podcasts in general.
    Yeah, grab an extra beverage or several!
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    • 43 min
    iPad Pro 2020 Review

    iPad Pro 2020 Review

    Back in 2018, Apple didn’t just do what they’ve usually done with new iPads — make them thinner, lighter, and faster. Well, yes, of course they did, but they also did something more. They made them modern, with smaller bezels, Face ID, and a new, magnetic, capacitive Apple Pencil.
    Like with the iPhone X, it was a once-in-a-decade revolution. So, now, some 18 months later, we’re back to evolution — a wider processor, a second, wider camera, an intriguing new LiDAR scanner, and, coming this May, a full-on new laptop mode thanks to a new, scissor-switch and trackpad powered Magic Keyboard.
    So, how far has it come in 2020?
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    • 15 min
    MacBook Air (2020) Review

    MacBook Air (2020) Review

    The MacBook Air, Apple’s most popular Mac, is fully, finally back.
    And I don’t say that lightly. In October of 2018, Apple brought the Air out of hibernation and gave it a modern makeover. Mostly.It got the updated design, high density, Retina display, and USB-C interface that made the 12-inch MacBook, its once-and-former-successor, so compelling.
    But, it also inherited the butterfly keyboard, which was meant to be thinner and more stable, but ultimately proved to be divisive and unreliable.
    It got Intel’s coreM low-power chipset, which was fine for casual and ultra-mobile workflows, but wasn’t up as robust as the former Air’s Core I.
    And, it was more expensive. Not than the 12-inch or the initial prices of the previous Airs, but than the low, low price the immediately previous Air had dropped to over the years.
    Now, some 18 months later, Apple is aiming to fix all of that with an even more modern update. Again, mostly.
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    • 10 min
    NEW iPad Pro & MacBook Air Are Here!

    NEW iPad Pro & MacBook Air Are Here!

    Apple has cried HAVOK and let slip the devices of March. That includes new MacBooks Air, new iPads Pro, a bumped up Mac mini, and new spring colors for Apple Watch bands and iPhone cases.
    Pretty much everything that was made new back at the October 2018 event has been updated now, today.
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    • 9 min
    NEW Powerbeats 4 vs. Powerbeats Pro — What's the Difference?

    NEW Powerbeats 4 vs. Powerbeats Pro — What's the Difference?

    So… what exactly are the new Powerbeats 4 and what do they mean in the age of Powerbeats Pro?
    Let's take a look!
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    • 8 min

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4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

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