Essential Apple Podcast 296: Yeah – M4 Baby!

So Apple had an event… and unsurprisingly it was about iPads, and how! Also the rumoured M4 arrived (in a bit of a change of habit for Apple and how they usually do these things). Nick and Simon take a look at what was what, and have their tuppence worth of say (that’s 2c to those of you who don’t understand “old money” LSD, that’s Pounds, Shillings and Pence people, not an hallucinogenic).

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Essential Apple Podcast 295: TikTok is on the Clock

Late again, really must do better – but this is what we thought might come out of the Let Loose event which was due in a couple of days when we recorded this, and as ever plenty of other stuff from down the rabbit warren…

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Essential Apple Podcast 294: New iPads incoming?

Yes this one is obscenely late and Simon can only plead “life events” sorry! Simon and Nick meander around a variety of stories, and some of them even have to do with Apple and the news stories when this was recorded…

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Essential Apple Podcast 293: Where goes A.I.?

After a bit of a cock up last week which was completely Simon’s fault (and he’s very very sorry about it) Simon does a solo show because Nick is otherwise engaged… Simon has thoughts on AI after more adventures with generative tools, fun tunes from Suno, some with lyrics by Simon, Copilot generated images (some with AI weirdness) and a whip around some of the news stories…

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Essential Apple Podcast 292: AI image search with CYME

This week Simon and Nick are joined by Mattieu Kopp co-founder and CTO of CYME.io, makers of Avalanche (a tool for migrating photo libraries from App to App), plus Peakto, Find My Snaps, and since we recorded this Peakto for Lightroom, which are amazing AI/ML powered tools for searching and organising your photos in clever and interesting ways. After discussing that they all take a wander through some of the news from the week, including an M series chip flaw and a medical world’s first.

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Essential Apple Podcast 291: WWW is 35 years old!

On this show: the World Wide Web turned 35, Nick still has hacker issues, Sonoma bugs, Vision Pro used in neuro surgery, hints that Apple are ramping up on their AI works and more. As ever Simon and Nick have a natter about it all.

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Essential Apple Podcast 290: Spats, Hacks & A.I.

On the show this time, Nick got hacked! Apple and Epic get into another spat, in which they both came off looking stupid, and childish… Simon and Nick have been playing with A.I. image tools. Apple made modifications to its new EU rules, a man has recovered over 200 Apple Watches from lakes in Illinois and Donny is disappointed in his Zagg pencils for iPads, and of course some other stuff too!

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Essential Apple Podcast 289: So long Apple car… We never knew you at all!

This week Simon has a new microphone so hopefully the sound will be a little better. Meanwhile apparently the “Titan has Fallen”, the Apple car project is “officially” dead, Vision Pro returns are no worse than any other Apple product, there is new Post Quantum crytographic protection coming for iMessage, and more! Simon and Nick set to and try to make sense of it all…

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Essential Apple Podcast 288: Happy Birthday Steve

This week Simon and Nick consider Steve’s birthday and, sadly, two years of war in the Ukraine, plus Post Quantum Cryptography, Apple’s first folding device, some Apple TV+, and an Apple Ring?
Apologies if the sound is still a little below par, Simon’s new mic didn’t arrive in time for this recording, but hopefully all will be well by the next show.

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Essential Apple Podcast 287: Small, not far away…

Late yet again! However, this time Nick and Simon talk about the DMA (again), the Vision Pro (again), Peleton backpedalling, and look at the award-winning, world’s smallest humanoid robot ironically reported on by Giant Freakin Robot!
Also Simon’s microphone failed suddenly and unexpectedly with no apparent cause just before the show… so sound quality isn’t quite as good as normal – sorry.

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Essential Apple Podcast 286: Don’t Mess About

Simon and Nick have a chat about the Vision Pro, Apple’s DMA proposals and the Quarterly results… And yes, the title is a deliberate misquote of Kenneth Williams’ famous “stop messing about!”

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Essential Apple Podcast 285: Seafarers & The Wizard of Woke

This week Simon and Nick are joined by the Revd Canon Andrew Dotchin, Suffolk MUG member, longtime Mac user and Vicar of Felixstowe (Britain’s busiest port), to talk about Apple, 40 years of the Mac, Apple Watch, Vision Pro and lots of other stuff which may (or may not) be related to tech…

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Essential Apple Podcast 284: Visions of Angels (Landing)

Happy New Year! It is 2024 (even though it was 1976 a few months ago wasn’t it?) Anyway, Simon and Nick finally get back together after the Holiday Season (and a few other things) got in the way… Chatter covers the Vision Pro, a bunch of security stories, a nuclear battery, and lots more, as always seems to happen.

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Essential Apple Podcast 283: A whole heap of news

Simon and Nick get together to chat over what is actually quite a lot of news – Apple unexpectedly announce RCS support is coming to iOS, how much Google pay Apple leaks out in court, Black Friday is coming and there will be deals to be had on Macs new and not quite so new, latest betas are out, and more!

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Essential Apple Podcast 282: Score one for the UK

Bit late again with this one, sorry – Simon and Nick talk about the MBP M3s and is 8GB RAM enough, is it worth upgrading if you have an earlier M series, and a variety of other stuff (as they always do) including Nick’s NuKi and the UK bonus in ApplePay courtesy of the UK Banking’s Open Banking API.

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