Essential Apple Podcast 34: A Big Mac, Diet Coke and 6 Points Please

Another mixed bag of loosely Apple based discussion. The pitfalls of using iOS for podcast production, finally running with nothing more than an Apple Watch, Simons been installing more Beta updates, and you can get arrested at McDonalds for using an Apple watch. Plus a load more other nonsense..

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This week’s Talking Points

  • These are the rules on using Apple Pay at drive-thrus after the mobile driving laws were toughened –
  • Report: Eddy Cue recently met w/ Paramount & Sony execs as Apple mulls ‘transformative acquisition’ – 9to5Mac
  • YouTube launches its own streaming TV service – The Verge – and yes, there is DVR-style recording for your favorite shows, with unlimited storage space in Google’s cloud, and the ability to skip over ads.
  • AOL AIM probably in the death throes Gizmodo – In what feels like a death blow to everyone’s early-Aughts nostalgia, it looks like AOL will soon cut off third-party access to its famous Instant Messenger service. The service turns 20 years old this year, and at this point, it’s unclear if it will see its 21st birthday.
  • The iPhone 6 is making a comeback! New iPhone 6 32GB Gold SKU Quietly Released In Select Markets – digitimes
  • Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop – TechCrunch
  • An Iron Man suit for your MacBook? Well, here it is. – The Boost case, is an accessory that envelopes the 12 inch MacBook Retina, in a shell providing an array of ports that include USB 2.0 and 3.0, USB Type-C, mini HDMI, and two flash memory card readers.

Nemo’s Hardware Store

This weeks app session

  • Wetherspoon Order and Pay on the App Store – Taking the social aspect out of going to the pub / handy for stalking that waitress you’ve always liked.
  • Vizzywig – Video Editor Movie Maker and Multi Camera Film Edit Effects Slideshow Music Editing Credits App.

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Essential Apple Podcast 33: And We Had Some Post

Another week and the podcasting juggernaut rolls onward. This week we talk about live streaming from your Mac to places like Twitch or YouTube. Samsung and their quality assurance advert, the House of Lords saying households deserve a minimum 30Mbps broadband, oh and we had some post…

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On this week’s show:
Something cool came in the post today from our friends at If you’re fed up with Skype grinding your Mac to a slow death, value your privacy and just want a great messenger for IM, voice or video (including group audio calls) then why not use Wire)?

This week I have mainly been dealing with:

Yet more AirPod stress. Am I the only person in the world with this issue?
Interestingly, if you change your AirPod from ‘auto microphone’ and set one as the “master” then put that AirPod on charge and then use “Hey Siri” to (for example) call someone Siri comes back with “Are you sure you want to call that person?” The iPhone will then make the ‘ding dong’ waiting for a response sound, but you can’t respond because the “master” microphone is charging and your iPhone/Siri don’t realise that!

Live streaming with MimoLive. Finally a great platform for live streaming. Lots of things to play with, almost like a full studio. However it’s not cheap. Now with a monthly model £15/$19 per month, £159/$199 yearly, £329/$399 for three years.

Some other alternatives are:

Simon had some Sierra Beta 3 install woes. Night shift mode. Siri knows about cricket scores and stats.

Simon learned a bit of Audacity.

Nemo’s Hardware Store:

  • LAUT Nomad Lightning Charging Cable$19.99
  • LAUT Huex Elements iPhone Case – [$24.99]/ £15.99 Amazon
  • LAUT Lume Transparent iPhone Case$19.99 / £16.13 Amazon
  • LAUT Exo Frame iPhone Case$29.99 / £30.00 Amazon
  • Mac OS Sierra for Dummies$29.99 / £17.04 Amazon

This week’s talking points:

  • Samsung Quality Assurance Testing ‘Give the People’ Advert – YouTube
    hot on the heels of…
  • Samsung leader arrested for bribery and embezzlement as corruption scandal deepens – The Independent
  • Households deserve minimum 30Mbps broadband, votes House of Lords
    The Digital Economy Bill should be amended to include this right, the House has proposed – IT Pro
  • Do you want to customize your Apple AirPods, at a price? – Hypebeast ColorWare
  • 5th Birthday of the CultCast – The trainwreck live stream episode

This week’s “App-session” [obsession.. geddit?]

  • Audacity – A dang good free audio editor/Digital Audio Workstation
  • Reaper – Another great Digital Audio Workstation
  • TwIM is a clean, modern messaging experience, powered by Twitter DMs. Checkout Project Dent

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