A very special show this week as we are humbled to have a giant of the tech industry as our guest. He is an alumni of Hewlett Packard, a major figure at Apple during the John Sculley years, the founder of BeOS, ex-chairman of Palm, and now, well known industry watcher and commentator and regular contributor on the The Monday Note I am of course talking about the one and only Jean-Louis Gassée.
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 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 11th January 2021
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On this week’s show
- Working at Apple
- Going up against Steve and NeXT Step
- Newton’s Heir?
- Killed by the iPhone?
- State of current tech
- M1 and its possible ramifications for the PC industry
- Apple Glasses
- Apple Car
NEMO’S HARDWARE STORE (1:06:41)
- Spigen PowerArc ArcStation™ Pro Wall Charger – Amazon $20 US Currently no international versions.
- Airpop Active Face Mask – $60 US direct (currenlty unavailable via Amazon)
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- Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
- Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
- Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
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- AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
- Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter… You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
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