Monterey is out today (but an hour out as we recorded), Steve (from Geeks Corner and Nick join Simon to mull over a grab bag of stories including obviously Monterey, M1 chips, the Google Tensor and a couple of medical breakthrough stories.

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 25th October 2021


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NICK RILEY

  • @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

STEVE DURBIN

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

APPLE

  • macOS Monterey review: The calm after Big Sur – XDA Developers
  • macOS 12 Monterey Release Candidate 2 Available – The Mac Observer
  • macOS Monterey: Here Are All the Features Your Intel Mac Won’t Support – MacRumors
  • Apples latest MacBooks Pro will be backordered until at least December – Mashable
  • 8-Core 14-Inch MacBook Pro Around 20% Slower Than 10-Core Models – MacRumors
  • Pivot Tables – NosillaCast 857

TECHNOLOGY

  • Pig kidney transplant in human patient successfully tested by US surgeon – CNN
  • Breakthrough brain implant lets blind woman see shapes – BGR
  • Google’s Tensor Chip Is Slower Than Apple’s A12 Bionic – wccftech

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • Feds reportedly take down top ransomware hacker group REvil with a hack of their own – The Verge
  • Securing your digital life, part one: The basics – Ars Technica

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JUST A SNIPPET

For things that are not worth more than a flypast

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