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Essential Apple Podcast 90: ’Twas the night before WWDC…

Bad day to be recording a podcast really with WWDC being tomorrow… I don’t want to talk about it too much as by the time this is posted it will all be over. However as the elephant in the room we had to at least mention it!
Meanwhile Guy Serle (@Macparrot) and Roger Harmon (@gofortech) and I dug up a few other stories to mull over.
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Essential Apple Podcast 89: That’s Kiwi, not Kiwi…

This week GDPR happened… some US news sites decided they couldn’t be bothered figuring out what it meant and have basically just blocked off access from the EU (except that isn’t how GDPR works) while Microsoft and Apple have decided they will make GDPR compliance a global thing; because that is the right thing to do (and actually also it is the easiest solution).
News is surprisingly abundant as we run up to WWDC and there aren’t even any rumours/leaks of note regarding that!
To cast a jaundiced eye over it all I am joined by Alister Jenks, from quite literally the other side of the world to me – Wellington, New Zealand.
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Essential Apple Podcast 88: Slow News Week

I am joined by Suffolk Pete to take a ramble down the byways of what news there actually is this week. One biggish story – and most of what you read about that was apparently wrong, and one that quite literally dumbfounded the pair of us with the sheer stupidity some people seem to display. Other than that we do our best to find a few things of interest to fill up the time.
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Essential Apple Podcast 87: A Pot Pourri of Tech with @Spligosh

This week while Microsoft had its Build Conference and Google hosted their I/O bash; other news, some of it even about Apple, did manage to get a look in… Nick Riley (aka @spligosh) joins me to take the typically Essential Apple wander around a pot pourri of Apple and other tech stories…
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Essential Apple Podcast 86: Doom and Gloom is Cancelled

Mark is feeling under the weather again – although the weather here is decidedly pleasant for a change!
I am joined by Donny Yankellow to talk over this week’s news. Apple’s iPhone X is far from a flop, Apple had a record quarter raking in the cash hand over fist. Analysts were all way off… What Apple records about you; and whatever else we think of during the show.
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Essential Apple Podcast 85: Investing in the Alien Star World

The Kelly Guimont Show No. 2

It is REALLY late – we are sorry, but Mark is still suffering with his health and although I took over mid-week I had a lot of other things going on…
This week Apple officially killed the Airport products. Intel delayed their next chips (probably meaning a 32GB MacBook Pro isn’t on the cards yet)… Rumours abound about poor iPhone sales, the projected death of Touch 3D, AR/VR headsets and more.
Whether or not we will get to talk about any of that is anyone’s guess as we are joined for a second time by the delightfully piquant Kelly Guimont.
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Essential Apple Podcast 84: Cake, Marzipan & Gas Refineries?

We’re back – sorry about last week but due to other commitments Mark and I couldn’t get a slot to do a show. Also sorry that this one is a bit late… Life and work etc.
This week… Mark gets stuck in traffic while I am joined by Vic Hudson, a veteran of the Bubblesort, Pragmatic, App Story and Pocket Sized Podcasts.
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Sorry there is no show this week.

Due to an unfortunate clash of prior commitments Mark and I couldn’t generate a workable slot to record… so unfortunately there is no show this week.
We should be back to normal next week when we will be joined by Vic Hudson of the Pragmatic, Bubblesort, and Pocket Sized Podcasts.

Essential Apple Podcast 83: From ZX81 to Ledgers…

This week… we have Mark Sealey the CEO of web development company MarkWorks. This is a man who has been involved with computers almost from the start – he’s written for the Financial Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and more. He’s been a contributor to MyMac, MacNN and ThinkSecret and been involved with RISC User, Archimedes World, Acorn Computing, Acorn User and MacFormat.
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Essential Apple Podcast 82: A Basket of Easter Treats

With Mark still on his vacation/birthday bender, Simon is joined by Slackroom member Suffolk Pete to talk over some of the week’s Apple and Tech stories. Whilst it has mostly been about Apple and the Field Trip Event and the new iPad with Pencil support there have been some other stories too!
Apple put out a host of updates. Cloudflare introduced a new free public DNS service, Microsoft want to monitor your language, the US want to check your social history and Uncle Tim would welcome privacy legislation.
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Essential Apple Podcast 81: Dr Andy Yen of Proton Technologies

As Mark is planning to take two weeks away to relax and enjoy his birthday we recorded this early in the week. Since then it’s all been about Facebook (and done to death by everyone else). With a view to presenting something different to everyone else this week, we are proud bring you an interview with Dr Andy Yen, CEO and founder of Proton Technologies – the company behind ProtonMail and ProtonVPN.

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Essential Apple Podcast 80: And Bob’s your uncle!

Mark is otherwise engaged this week, so Simon is joined by Bob Wood, My Mac reviewer and Tucson MUG member to talk over some of the week’s Apple and Tech stories including Apple’s Field Trip event announcement, the GrayKey iPhone unlocking tool, the Facebook data breach and the fact that cyber criminals don’t always keep their word!
Sorry my side of the audio is not great again, I unwittingly messed up my noisegate setting and as a result I am a bit hissy and clipped – Simon.

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Essential Apple Podcast 79: We talk to Bob ‘Dr Mac’ LeVitus

This week Android decided join Apple in adopting HEIF (which has to be good news for everyone). TunnelBear sadly got taken over by McAffee (who I did not know are half owned by Intel) and there is news of a forthcoming documentary on Apple’s spinoff General Magic that was a glorious failure!
To talk about this stuff and much much more we are joined by a huge Mac luminary… the most eminent, the incredibly prolific, the legendary Bob ‘Dr Mac’ LeVitus.
PLUS there is a special surprise offer from Dr Mac himself for listeners of this podcast to sign up for his “Working Smarter for Mac Users” courses with a 60% discount!

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Essential Apple Podcast 78: Chicken Casserole & Social Media with Gazmaz

This week the tech news has mostly been all about the Mobile World Congress, and it wasn’t very exciting to be fair – mostly seemed like a lot of people copying the “notch” they all made so much fun of…
So for a bit of a different feel this week we are joined by the irrepressible and effervescent GazMaz from the MyMac show to take a look at the apparent “disturbance in the force” caused by the “sudden” arrival of Vero, the appearance of Micro.blog, and a couple of other upstarts wanting to take on the might of Twitter, Instagram, Snap and Facebook.
Sorry some of the sound isn’t as good as usual – we had some technical difficulties and went to Discord – but I don’t think all our settings were as good as they could have been.

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