This week it was 35 years since Steve pulled the Macintosh out of the bag to say hello, also it is 30 years since the launch of the SE/30. The latest iOS Beta holds clues about new iPads and even a possible new iPod Touch! Apple reassigned 200+ staff from the Titan project elsewhere (notice I said “reassigned” not laid off…). Apple got some flack about a photo competition and promptly did the right thing about it, while Zuckerberg continues to be a lying two-faced hypocrite (in Simon’s opinion). To discuss all of that, and whatever else comes to mind during the conversation, I am joined by Nick Riley (@spligosh) and Melissa Davis (@TheMacMommy / TheMacMommy.com)
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Recorded 27th January 2019
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MELISSA DAVIS – TheMacMommy
- 35 years ago, Macintosh said hello – @tim_cook
- and last week the SE/30 turned 30 – Threadreader
- If you never experienced that era you can sample it with either
- iOS 12.2 beta includes references to new iPod touch, and four new iPad models – The Apple Post
- iOS 12.2 beta 1 brings Apple News to Canada – Cult of Mac
- Google nabs senior macOS engineer Bill Stevenson for Fuchsia OS – Cult of Mac
- Apple Says It Will Pay ‘Shot on iPhone’ Photo Contest Winners After Backlash – Gizmodo
- Apple Lays Off 200+ People From Project Titan, Its Self-Driving Car Effort – ExtremeTech
- Zuckerberg’s “facts about Facebook” – the peak of hypocrisy – Cliqz
- Zuckerberg wants to merge Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp messaging – Daily Dot
- 2FA – What are the best apps? – 9to5 Mac
- I just ordered myself this to try out – Feitian ePass FIDO-NFC Security Key It’s a U2F FIDO key with NFC support. Let’s see what I think of it…
- How to Secure Your Accounts With a U2F Key or YubiKey – How to Geek
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- A shortcut that takes you to iTunes & App Store Subscriptions in one tap – https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/013a7fc44fc640eea1e2aa3fddba7473
- This website that is a great GIF editor – EzGIF.com
- GoodNotes 5 Upgrade Bundle by Time Base Technology Limited – iOS App Store
- Hackintosher – Build Your Own – Hackintosher
- The Twitter thread with a host of “did you know” tips in it… Twitter and related to it this article
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- No hardware store this week as John is still awaiting post CES items for review.
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