This week Apple Music started working on Amazon Echo devices (well if you live in the US anyway). Apple Pay arrived in Germany, and Apple announced a $1 billion investment in Austin, Texas, for a new campus (plus a lot of other US expansion). App developers got some extra analytics from the Mac App Store and Apple backed a move for a US Digital Privacy Law. Meanwhile I am joined by Oliver Breidenbach of Boinx Software and Nick Riley to talk about all that and more as we decide we’re “simply having a wonderful Christmas time…”
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Recorded 16th December 2018
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On this week’s show:
- Boinx Makers of cool photo and video software for Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- On Twitter as @boinxsoftware
- Oliver is on Twitter as @obreidenbach
- @spligosh on Twitter, sometimes on the Let’s Talk Apple Podcast.
- Apple plans new $1 billion campus in Austin Texas (and more) – Reuters
- Apple Pay arrives in Germany (at last) – Tech Crunch
- Apple now supports app analytics for developers on the Mac App Store 9to5 Mac
- Apple-backed tech group drafts US privacy bill – 9to5 Mac
- Apple Music launches on Amazon Echo (US Only for now)[9to5 Mac](https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/15/top-stories-apple-music-echo-more
- Boinx have released new version of Mouseposé
- Intel unveils new 10nm Sunny Cove CPUs, possibly destined for future Macs – 9to5 Mac
- Logitech app security flaw allowed keystroke injection attacks – ZDNet
- Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent – ProtonMail Blog
- The digital privacy tools you need to be using now – Fast Company
- 2018 saw people use eleven new dumb passwords – including ‘Donald’ – 9to5 Mac
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- Satechi’s Aluminum Keyboard is a great alternative to Apple’s more expensive space gray option – 9to5 Mac
- NVIDIA Shield Streaming & Game Device
- 12 Star Apps promotion (should be starting 20th December)
Nemo’s Hardware Store (48:32)
- Silca Maratona Gear Bag – $180 US Direct
- Bonx Grip earpiece – $139 US each or $260 US for twin packs (ERRATUM: The Bonx site is BONX.CO apologies for getting it wrong last week)
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