Nick and Jim are both back and we take a look at some stories from the week and of course talk about the Time Flies event… and to ramble on in the after show.
For those listeners not familiar with the art for this week it’s a from an old British comedy show called “It ain’t half hot mum” which had a theme tune that went “Hey! Hey! The boys are here, the boys to entertain you!”


  • 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 Essentials free as well.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has restarted his podcast which is a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.

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Recorded 13th September 2020

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On this week’s show:


  • @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
  • Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots’ Let’s Talk Apple
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube



  • Apple’s September 15 Event Said to Be Focused on iPad and Apple Watch, Not iPhones – Mac Rumors
  • Apple opens the door to game streaming services with new App Store guidelines – Apple Insider
    • Apple Updates Multiple App Review Guidelines Addressing Game Streaming Services, In-App Purchases, Advertising, and More – MacStories
  • Apple’s Homekit Platform Is about to Embrace a Wealth of New Accessories – iDrop News


  • SoftBank is reportedly preparing to sell ARM to Nvidia for more than $40 billion – The Verge
    • Nvidia Eyes Biggest-Ever Chip Deal in Pursuit of SoftBank’s Arm – Bloomberg
  • Scotland launches COVID-19 contact tracing app with Apple and Google API – 9to5 Mac
  • Vivaldi browser introduces Break Mode: the new way to pause the Internet


  • Free VPNs are a privacy nightmare. You shouldn’t download them – Wired UK
  • BlockBlock – Objective See


  • DetailsPro is a new app that lets developers create SwiftUI projects on iPhone and iPad – 9to5 Mac
  • Fenêtre ( – Party in the front, business in the back. Picture in picture for your mac – Fenêtre (


  • Nemo will be back soon with more hardware…

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