Yes – I know it is really really late… Work and life and stuff. Sorry. This week I feared I’d have to do another solo show as no one seemed to be available – but you were all saved by the bravery of MacJim from the Slack, who volunteered to come on his first ever podcast and spare you all from that. We talk about the up coming Apple event, Smart Battery Cases, Apple’s new campus, the Razr, Elon’s CyberTruck and lots more.

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Recorded 24th November 2019


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On this week’s show:

MAC JIM

  • @MacJim in the Slack room.
  • Owner of the Essential Apple Flickr group.

APPLE

  • Apple Announces December 2 NYC Media Event – ‘Honoring Favorite Apps and Games of 2019’ – Mactrast
  • To cut down on bugs, Apple is changing how it develops its software – Ars Technica
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I Will Fight Until My Toes Point Up’ for DACA – Mac Rumors
  • Apple Launches New Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max – Mac Rumors
  • Apple Breaks Ground on New $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Texas, Expected to Open in 2022 – Mac Rumors

TECHNOLOGY

  • IBM Finds Its Mac Users to Be More Productive Than PC Users – TidBITS
  • Elon Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Tesla Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe – Sky News
  • Microsoft allowed to sell software to Huawei once again — The Verge
  • Motorola Razr: Hands-on with the folding phone — BBC News

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • 1.2 Billion User Record Leak Proves Just How Important Apple’s Privacy Policies Are – iDrop News

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