This week Nick is off singing carols and Jim is doing something or other, but Simon is joined by Peter Cohen (of RCR Wireless and they go into down a load of Apple shaped holes before taking a look at a few news stories from the week.

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Recorded 5th December 2021


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PETER COHEN

  • @flargh and @PeterCohenRCR on Twitter
  • Tech Journalist and writer
  • Peter on Authory
  • RCR Wireless

APPLE

  • Apple Introduces New MacBook Upgrade Program for Business Partners – Mac Rumors
    • CIT Page (https://landing.cit.com/mac-upgrade.html?t=SMBMAC-FINANCNING202111)
  • $25 Apple Polishing Cloth Review vs AmazonBasics $0.79 Cloth – iPhone in Canada
  • App Store monopoly claim rejected by federal court; Apple wins – 9to5Mac
  • Apple legal filing indicates it intends to collect commission regardless of payment process – 9to5Mac
  • WriteNow – Wikipedia

TECHNOLOGY

  • USBefuddled: Untangling the Rat’s Nest of USB-C Standards and Cables by Glenn Fleishman– TidBits
  • FTC sues to stop Nvidia’s ARM acquisition – RCR Wireless

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • Clearing the AirTag: Apple’s new gizmo linked to car thefts – Driving

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