Simon, Nick and Jim are joined by the wonderful and perspicacious Carolina Milanesi of Creative Strategies, Techpinions and the Techpinions podcast to take in Apple and the pandemic, the whole ARM rumour explosion, and what WWDC might bring us – yet again the show went way long so another two parter… in this part it’s Carolina, and in part two the lads look at other news…
GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS
- Glenn Fleishman’s Working From Home book is completely FREE and can be downloaded here and now he has also released Take Control of Zoom too.
- Steve at Geeks Corner will be having more giveaways in the near future. Keep an eye on the site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk
- Serif have expanded their sale to everything in the Affinity store until June 20th
- Skylum have a [50% off sale] on Luminar 4
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Recorded 15th June 2020
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- Industry Analyst at Creative Strategies
- Writer and podcaster with Tech.pinions
- On Twitter as @caro_milanesi
- Carolina’s The Heart of Tech site
ARM MAC SPECULATION
- Mark Gurman spoke and the world went mad…
- Ahead of WWDC, speculation over Apple’s ARM Mac transition grows — 9to5 Mac
- Apple was cautious when it shifted to Intel, and an ARM Mac migration will be no different — Apple Insider
- Apple’s challenges as it swaps out the Mac’s brain — Axios
- A few good reads (and one video) on Apple and ARM-based Macs — The Loop
- If Apple’s splitting with Intel’s processors for MacBooks, we have questions – Cnet
- Apple’s shift to ARM Mac from Intel at WWDC will define a decade of computing — Apple Insider
- Apple Macintosh and ARM Processors – a good piece by Steven Sinofsky – Medium
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