Loads of news this week, not least of all Meltdown and Spectre (Boo!). App Store is booming, new battery tech gets touted, old computers are worth a lot (to someone at least), Apple agree to just swap batteries for £25 if you want, Mark is sick and Simon is joined by Donny Yankellow of MyMac and Karl Madden of Mac&Forth to talk about it all…

Recorded 7th January 2018

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  • Apple will replace your iPhone 6, 6s, or 7 battery for $29 even if it’s not being throttled – BGR
  • App Store and Play Store Mobile App Revenue Rose 35% in 2017 – Fortune
  • Apple Says App Store Saw $890 Million During Holidays, $300 Million Sales On New Year’s Day – Redmond Pie
  • Somebody Is Selling a Rare Working Version of One of Apple’s First Computers on Ebay – Fortune


  • This Inexpensive Battery Could Revolutionize the Clean Energy Industry – Futurism
  • ‘Smart’ sunglasses from Vuzix work with Android and iOS, will debut at CES – Digital Trends
  • Meltdown and Spectre are wakeup calls for the tech industry – Engadget
  • Intel Says New Software Updates Make Computers ‘Immune’ to Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities – Clotheshorse

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