Essential Apple Podcast 115: GPS – “From obscurity to ubiquity” with David Acklam

This week a slightly different show as I am deeply privileged to have as my special guest David Acklam, not a name you may know, but he was part of the development team for the Global Positioning System. Something that we now take forgranted but, as one of the team described it, a technology that went “from obscurity to ubiquity” and started out at what became known as “The Lonely Halls Meeting” which sounds more like a Peter Jackson fantasy epic than a world changing technology meeting! You can watch the documentary featuring David and many more of the team and telling the story of GPS on Amazon Prime here

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Essential Apple Podcast 114: Luminar 2019 with Libraries Launch

This week George Bush Snr (41st President of the USA) passed away. Amazon announced the Apple Music service will be available on their devices by Christmas. Amazon also announced it is going with custom designed ARM Graviton chips for AWS servers. The iPhone Xr is declared best selling iPhone, Apple offers increased trade in values on old iPhones and Apple supports anti AIDS efforts. PLUS our guest this week is Alex Tsepko of Skylum who returns to the show to tell us all about Luminar 2019, its Libraries features, free updates, forthcoming additions and lots more.

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Skylum has gifted us 5x of Luminar 2019 and Aurora HDR 2019 to give away! Send an email to essentialapple@sudomail.com mentioning Luminar or Aurora and the phrase I give in the show to enter.
Also we have a two Licenses for BeLight Live Home 3D to give away… 1x iOS and 1x Mac. Email the show on essentialapple@sudomail.com mentioning Live Home 3D Mac or iOS and the phrase I give out in the show.
Winners for both will be announced on the Christmas Party Podcast which is recording on the 23rd December.

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Essential Apple Podcast 113: Canis of Wooji Juice Talks Ferrite Recording Studio

This week was of course Thanksgiving in the US, so naturally almost all the news was filled with Black Friday/Cyber Monday stuff (and I note that “Black Friday” now starts almost a week before and runs on for up to two weeks after the nominal date). Much more importantly though Mark and I are joined by Karl Madden of the Mac & Forth Show (and a keen Ferrite user) and Canis of Wooji Juice the makers of Ferrite Recording Studio.
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Essential Apple Podcast 112: Pixelmator Pro Update

This week news (at least news that interested us much) was a bit thin on the ground so we were very happy to be joined by Andrius Gailiunas of Pixelmator to talk about Pixelmator Pro, the current beta, why the Pro verison is the future and why, for now, there isn’t an iPad version on the horizon.
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Essential Apple Podcast 111: Catching up with Jeff Gamet

This week Apple launched a pair of repair programs for some iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro models, reviewers have been going at the new Apple hardware with in depth reviews, and Uncle Tim promised money for the wildfires in Califonia. Meanwhile Samsung showed off a face to face folding screen (just about) and Xiaomi are coming to the UK hoping to take on Apple and Samsung.
I am joined by guest Jeff Gamet formerly of the Mac Observer and now with Smile Software, and Mark and I are keen to get the full story on that from the horse’s mouth; as well as to discuss all the other news.
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Essential Apple Podcast 110: Scrap-Book Air?

This week of course Apple had a keynote event in New York and revealed a host of items, some expected (iPad), some only hoped for (Mac Minis and MacBook Airs)… Also they had an earnings call – not something we tend to get overly wrapped up in on this show but there were a couple of points of interest. Unsrprisingly there wasn’t really much other news of note to us but even so we run extra long…
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Essential Apple Podcast Extra: Featuring Tim Bajarin

In this very special edition of the podcast I am delighted and honoured to have the company of Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies and Techpinions site and podcast, to talk about his work, the recent Apple event and where he thinks the PC industry is heading in the next few years.
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Essential Apple Podcast 109: Modern photography, technical excellence & better bagels?!?!

This week Tim Cook said Bloomberg should retract their Chinese Hack story. Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, passed away. Adobe had their Max Conference and announced Photoshop for iPad and more. But Mark and Simon aren’t interested in that stuff! No, we have the highly respected Jeff Carlson with us and we are only interested what he has to say, and the biggest of stories – #Bagelgate and Apple sending out invites to the “There’s more in the making” event scheduled for 30th October.
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Essential Apple Podcast 108: Slap a sticker on it!

This week the Bloomberg story rumbled on, but Donny and I decide to just summarise that and concentrate on things like the Apple 11% drop in Q3 Sales. Alleged info on the upcoming iPad Pro. Apple’s TV streaming plans and a wireless charger that intrigues both of us but we just think is too good to be true.
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Essential Apple Podcast 107: Chinese Reds Under The Bed & Other Scary Tales!

Well that was a week that was (as they say). Indonesia can’t catch a break as the earthquake not only caused a deadly tsunami but set off a volcanic eruption. Haiti was struck with an earthquake and South Korea by a typhoon. As if that wasn’t enough Bloomberg came out with a scary story about a hardware hack that has turned into a massive mystery. Microsoft pulled their Windows 10 update, Simon discovered a big downside to Apple News on Mac and A company’s data containing 212 million contact listings as well as nine billion data points related to companies and organisations wasn’t secured!
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Essential Apple Podcast 106: Teething toubles & falling down

Sorry it’s late – life and work kind of intervened… Also sorry about last week – neither Donny or I were feeling up to scratch so we decided that if we both felt ill it was best to just abandon it. Meanwhile the stories kept piling up – an awful lot of it “security and privacy’ related to be honest.
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Essential Apple Podcast 105: The Shiny Objects Edition

Well this week was of course the Apple event… 3 new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. I think many of us were a touch disappointed that was “all” there was. Does this mean another event later for some iPads and/or Macs? Who knows? I am joined once again by Donny and we talk about what we made of it… and a few other stories. Meanwhile Hurricane Florence flooded parts of the US, a Category 5 Typhoon hammered the Philippines and is bearing down on Hong Kong and China…
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Essential Apple Podcast 104: Curse you 9 to 5 Mac!

This week I am joined by regular co-host Donny Yankellow to yet again try and avoid all the rumours and leakers as we approach the big event. But of course no one can have missed the 9to5 Mac “scoop” that has revealed at least two iPhones and the look of the new Apple watch. With speculation rife we try to find some other stories to talk about. A shorter than usual show unsurprisingly as we all await the big reveals (and hope 9 to 5 Mac haven’t ruined all the fun).
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Essential Apple Podcast 103: Take Control with Joe Kissell

This week I am joined by regular co-host Nick Riley, and guest Joe Kissell (of Take Control books). As ever we try to avoid all the pre 12th September event rumours and speculation and focus on things that happened this week. Including an Apple autonomous test car getting rear ended, Apple buying an AR glasses/lenses company, and women demanding that fitness apps and products have a “pregnancy mode”…
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