A slightly different sort of show this week – Jim was a bit under the weather so it is just Nick and Simon, and there wasn’t a huge amount of news that piqued our interest so we just settle down for a “bit of a natter” about a variety of things including Nick’s trip to a mini eco festival, Virtual Macstock 2021, and more. So pull up a chair, grab a beverage of your choice and join us by the fireside!


  • 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 26th September 2021

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  • @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
  • Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots’ Let’s Talk Apple
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos – You Tube


  • Apple CEO Tim Cook in Leaked Memo: ‘We Are Doing Everything in Our Power’ to Identify Leakers – MacRumors
  • Apple Card Gains Advanced Fraud Protection in iOS 15 – MacRumors
  • Apple adds support for storing COVID-19 vaccination cards in Wallet with iOS 15.1 – 9to5Mac
  • iOS 15.1 beta 1 re-enables SharePlay feature following delay – 9to5Mac
  • All the iOS 15 Features You Won’t Get Until Later – MacRumors
  • Apple sells its 2-billionth iPhone, with Steve Jobs legacy still evident – 9to5Mac
  • European Commission to force Apple to switch to USB-C by 2024 – Trusted Reviews
  • Apple Says Scanner Permission Error Fixed in macOS 11.6 — MacRumors
  • Apple addresses two issues affecting some iPhone 13s, iPad Minis, 9th Gen iPad – Appleworld Today



  • These iPhone Apps Track You Even After You Say No With ATT – The Mac Observer
    • iPhone Apps Caught Collecting Data, Despite Apple Privacy Measures: Report – iPhone in Canada
  • Unpatched MacOS vulnerability lets remote attackers execute code – ArsTechnica
  • iCloud Private Relay flaw leaks users’ IP addresses – Apple Insider


  • iPhone: How to set a custom Safari background in iOS 15 – 9to5Mac
  • Just Install iOS 15? Here’s Where to Start – MacRumors
  • Use Quick Start to transfer data to a new iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch – Apple
  • Kumospace – virtual meeting rooms


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