Listen to Triple-click Home Episode 12: Blind People Gotta Rock

Jamie Pauls joins Buddy Brannan and Alena Roberts for this month’s podcast. There are lots of laughs, news stories and holiday gift recommendations this time around. Be sure and listen to the very end of this episode, because there is a little surprise that you could easily miss if you hit the stop button too quickly. Enjoy!


A More Pocketable, Integrated Apple Under Tim Cook

Apple share of tablet market dips to 50%

HTC Will Pay Apple $6-$8 Per Android Phone As Part of Patent Settlement

Judge to review whether foreman in Apple v. Samsung hid info

Someone Goofed, And Apple’s New ‘Prototype’ Store Is Unbearably Noisy

Julian Treasure: Why architects need to use their ears

Apple gearing up for major adjustments to the Mac


Apple Mac Mini with Fusion Drive Review

13″ Retina MacBook Pro review: more pixels, less value

Review: iPad 4 has processing power to spare

Apple Bloggers Love The iPad Mini So Much They’re Calling It ‘The Real iPad’

iPad mini or Nexus 7: Which is best for you?

Jamie Pauls reviews iAssociate 2 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Rumor Mill

New iPhone, iPad, and ‘iTV’ slated for first half of 2013?

iPad Mini Retina rumor arrives early

Holiday Section

Apple adds Passbook-enabled gift cards to its store app

Charge your iPad with a rocking chair

We asked the Triple-click team to submit their holiday wish list. John and Buddy would really like a new Mac. Alena would like a stand for her iPhone that would allow her to stabilize the camera for optimal OCr. Jamie Pauls announces that he has just ordered a 13-inch Macbook Pro. Alena suggests a word processor called Bean and Buddy recommends the Sophos antivirus package. Derek Lane drops by and offers a few recommendations of his own. We will check back with Pete next month to see what he wants for Christmas.


Dave from Ireland:

Hi folks,

Another great episode of 3CH, thanks. I just thought I’d respond to a couple of things

from the mailbag section.

1. The guy with the crashing App Store.

As you said, he didn’t mention which device he’s using. However I have had this issue

on my 3rd Generation iPad. As you know, the App Store has several tabs at the bottom

of the screen, and when you open it, it opens into whichever tab it was in when you

last closed it. The crash happens when the selected tab it is trying to open into

is Top Charts. So I have trained myself to remember to put it in any other tab whenever

I’m closing the App Store.

The only way to open the App Store in this situation seems to be to turn off VoiceOver,

open the App Store, and then turn VoiceOver back on again.

I have emailed Apple about it and they replied to say they are aware of it.

2. Actions Menu.

I’ve heard and read a lot of people talking about how you can go to the Actions menu

to delete mail etc. by finding Actions in the rotor. I’ve noticed that a lot of people

don’t seem to realise that when you’re in your inbox, the rotor goes automatically

to Actions, so you don’t have to find it in the rotor, you just have to flick down

when on the message you want to delete.

I’m sure a lot of people know this, but I just think it’s a tip worth mentioning

as I’ve heard a lot of people saying to go through the rotor.

As for text messages etc. being read out in a voice like the sender’s, this frightens

the life out of me, lol. Have you heard the Irish voice, Maire, she’s absolutely


Keep up the good work.

Blog comment from Kathy Blackburn:

Dear 3ch Team:

I’m writing in response to your advice to hard reset the iPhone by holding down the

home button and the sleep button. Up until IOS Version 6, hard reset was harmless.

With the introduction of Version 6, however, a hard reset results in the loss of

VoiceOver, and the only way to get it back is to connect your phone to a computer

to turn VoiceOver on in iTunes.  I emailed, and they are

convinced that this is not a bug, that this is what is supposed to happen.  So I

no longer re-boot my phone this way.

Wrapping Up

AT&T expands FaceTime to individual iOS device users on LTE

Massachusetts rail commuters can now use smartphones instead of tickets to ride

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