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This week I wanted to try and get this out on Monday before the event but as ever life tends to get in the way. Jim, Nick, Steve from [Geeks Corner](geekscorner.info (http://geekscorner.info/)) and I get together again to look at a few stories and then ponder over what Apple might or might not bring us in the WWDC keynote.

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually 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 6th June 2021


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On this week’s show:

NICK RILEY

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

JAMES ORMISTON

STEVE DURBIN

  • Runs the Geeks Corner website
  • Produces the Geeks Corner podcast
  • @GeekCorner_uk on Twitter

TOPICS

  • Woman called Siri writes to Apple CEO asking for free laptop to make up for jokes she’s had to endure – indy100
  • Apple Employees Wrote A Letter To CEO Tim Cook Saying Why They Don’t Want To Return To The Office – Forbes
  • This is why Apple TV 4K Siri Remote scrubbing doesn’t work on Disney+, other apps – AppleInsider
  • Top leaker says Microsoft will unveil Windows 11 later this month – BGR
  • Apple’s first major AirTag update addresses serious privacy concerns – BGR
  • This is not a drill: VMware vuln with 9.8 severity rating is under attack – Ars Technica
  • This is the biggest reason iPhone users switch from Apple to Android – BGR
  • Third eye invented to stop smartphone zombies from bumping into things – Sky News
  • If iPadOS 15 takes a big leap and homeOS joins the fray, it might be time for iOS to become ‘iPhoneOS’ again.– 9to5 Mac

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  • Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
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  • Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.
  • Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
  • Wire – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.
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