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Essential Apple Podcast 247: Banksy’s Spraycation

This week, Amazon had a big outage creating havoc, a dangerous flaw was found in a key server tool that puts attackers one step ahead, Tim pledged money to Tornado relief, Apple started pushing out release candidates for the next wave of OS updates, and more… Plus Simon and Nick go off on the odd tangent.

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Essential Apple Podcast 246: All about Apple with Peter Cohen

This week Nick is off singing carols and Jim is doing something or other, but Simon is joined by Peter Cohen (of RCR Wireless and they go into down a load of Apple shaped holes before taking a look at a few news stories from the week.

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Essential Apple Podcast 245: Rarest Mac Accessory Ever?

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hannuka to those who will be celebrating that… Not much news really but Nick and Simon find a few bits to natter about including the ultra rare WristMac and AR replacing the iPhone in the future and a few other bits and pieces.

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Essential Apple Podcast 244: Fix it yourself?

This week Simon and Nick discuss if Apple are planning their car to launch without a steering wheel or pedals in 2025. The surprise announcement you will be able to fix it yourself soon – if you really want. How Simon’s new iPhone 13 setup didn’t go smoothly. 50 years of chips, and more.

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  • The next meeting of Suffolk Mac User Group is on Wednesday 24 November at 7.30pm GMT, when member Tony Bramley, professional photographer and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, will be ripping the lid off DaVinci Resolve, and illustrating how easy it is to use. Amazingly, a free piece of software, way beyond iMovie and GarageBand and used quite often for high end work in Hollywood, DaVinci Resolve has incredible power that rivals Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro. If anyone is interested in a guest invitation to this send your Real Name, and Email Address to: Michael Kwasniak davincisuffolk@gmail.com and mention you’re with Essential Apple

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Amazon Prime Mac App Released

Amazon Prime Video Now In The Mac App Store

To coincide with the eminent mayhem that is Amazon’s Black Friday, Amazon have released Prime into the Mac App Store available to download. The term native app might be a touch misleading as it’s seems to be more of a web wrapper

The Mac app does offer some nifty features like downloads, multi user logins and airplay functionality. However as one reviewer on the App Store points out some might argue the app is a little pointless as UHD or HDR would be supported but the image quality is the same.  There is also one oddity that the app itself cannot be expanded full size but video play back can be.

Of course to view any content on Amazon you will need an Amazon Prime subscription which can be purchased yearly or monthly.

Download the Amazon Prime app directly form the App Store

Essential Apple Podcast 243: Can I do the twirling thing now?

Warren Sklar (of Mac To The Future, In Touch With iOS, and more) joins Simon and Nick to chat over the goings on this week including “hidden features” in Monterey, Siri Apple Watch commands, a MyCharge safety recall, a Quick Notes tip, and more stuff that caught our eye this week…

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.
  • The next meeting of Suffolk Mac User Group is on Wednesday 24 November at 7.30pm GMT, when member Tony Bramley, professional photographer and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, will be ripping the lid off DaVinci Resolve, and illustrating how easy it is to use. Amazingly, a free piece of software, way beyond iMovie and GarageBand and used quite often for high end work in Hollywood, DaVinci Resolve has incredible power that rivals Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro.
    If anyone is interested in a guest invitation to this send your Real Name, and Email Address to: Michael Kwasniak on davincisuffolk@gmail.com and mention you’re with Essential Apple

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Essential Apple Podcast 242: I want to ride my bicycle

Apple reported record results {again) – analysts moaned (again), shares went down (again) – Nick and Simon decide to mostly ignore that and talk about other things from the week including the OpenBike, the Apple Polishing Cloth, the M1 MacBook Air as the everyman Mac laptop and more…

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.
  • The next meeting of Suffolk Mac User Group is on Wednesday 24 November at 7.30pm GMT, when member Tony Bramley, professional photographer and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, will be ripping the lid off DaVinci Resolve, and illustrating how easy it is to use. Amazingly, a free piece of software, way beyond iMovie and GarageBand and used quite often for high end work in Hollywood, DaVinci Resolve has incredible power that rivals Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro.
    If anyone is interested in a guest invitation to this send your Real Name, and Email Address to: Michael Kwasniak on davincisuffolk@gmail.com and mention you’re with Essential Apple

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Essential Apple Podcast 241: Monterey Day

Monterey is out today (but an hour out as we recorded), Steve (from Geeks Corner and Nick join Simon to mull over a grab bag of stories including obviously Monterey, M1 chips, the Google Tensor and a couple of medical breakthrough stories.

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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Essential Apple Podcast 240: Off the leash!

This week following the Apple Unleashed event Simon and Nick are joined by Patrice Brend’amour and her sometimes partner in crime Jeff Gamet to talk about the event, the chips, the ports, the Macs, and more.

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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Essential Apple Podcast 239: In Touch With Essential Apple

Nick, Jim and Simon are joined by David Ginsburg of In Touch With iOS, The Mac Show and MacVoices to mull over the news of the week – including iOS 15, CarPlay, Google’s new Password Shield and various other things that come up along the way.

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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Essential Apple Podcast 238: OMG – What the hell is that?

It’s ten years since Steve died, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went off for 6 hours, Amazon introduce a cute privacy nightmare and more, and Nick and Simon cogitate on it all.

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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Essential Apple Podcast 237: A Fireside Chat with Nick and Simon

A slightly different sort of show this week – Jim was a bit under the weather so it is just Nick and Simon, and there wasn’t a huge amount of news that piqued our interest so we just settle down for a “bit of a natter” about a variety of things including Nick’s trip to a mini eco festival, Virtual Macstock 2021, and more. So pull up a chair, grab a beverage of your choice and join us by the fireside!

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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Essential Apple Podcast 236: California Streaming…

So it happened – Apple had a California Streaming event and released some shiny new toys… what do we have to say on the matter? Listen and find out of course…

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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Essential Apple Podcast Bonus: Photo organisation app Mylio, with David Vaskevitch

 

Simon talks to David Vaskevitch (ex Microsolft CTO and CEO of photo app Mylio) – the audio has the whole of the recording, the video starts when David wants to share his screen (yeah I wasn’t totally on the ball with that but there you are). You can find the video on YouTube

A new study estimates that people will snap upwards of 1.4 trillion photos in 2021. And with record numbers of people embarking on summer travel right now, the need for a reliable photo organization tool is more important than ever.

Visionary software architect, former Microsoft chief technical officer, and current CEO of the photo app Mylio, David Vaskevitch, would love to talk with you about the best option for storing and organizing all of those photos, so that you have access to them all the time, on all your devices, in a private and safe way. David can address:

  • How to store your photos in low-cost a way where you keep ownership of them and in total privacy
  • How technology can help you to organize all your photos so you can retrieve them easily. Methods include tagging, organizing the photos by year taken, or placing them on a digital map of the globe so you can retrieve them by location.
  • How you can have all your photos (and David means ALL your photos – over your lifetime) available to you on all your devices, at any time, even without internet connection
  • Why you should strongly consider taking your photos off the cloud, and how to do so efficiently.

If accessibility, privacy and control over your photos and videos is important to you, Mylio is the perfect solution. Learn how Mylio makes it easy to organize, manage, and protect your visual life story the right way. You can try out Mylio for free, just download the app.

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Essential Apple Podcast 235: Rock Down to Electric Avenue

No Jim this week but quite a lot of news, we correctly predict that Apple might send out invitations the day after we record, discuss the Primephonic acquisition and hope it means a decent classical offering from Apple, Nick takes a trip to Fully Charged Live, and lots more stuff that caught our eye this week.

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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