Just Nick and Simon this week, and apologies for last week – we delayed recording by an hour for reasons and in that hour Simon nodded off…
Anyway WWDC is ahead and although we tend to avoid rumours we might speculate a little on what my lie ahead and maybe what we’d like to see


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Recorded 29th May 2022

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On this week’s show


  • @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 on You Tube


  • Only three Macs available for immediate shipping from Apple – 9to5Mac
  • Apple Podcasts gains storage clean-up tools, support for annual subscriptionsj, more – TechCrunch
  • Apple offers to work alongside filmmakers to improve Final Cut Pro – CultofMac
  • EU Planning to Force Apple to Give Developers Access to All Hardware – CultofMac
  • FCC filings reveal Apple’s mysterious ‘Network Adapter’ that runs iOS – 9to5Mac
    • Apple’s Mystery ‘Network Adapter’ Found in FCC Filing Likely for Internal Use Only – MacRumors
  • Guest drops Apple Watch on Disney World ride, claims $40,000 in fraudulent credit card charges – 9to5Mac
  • ‘RealityOS’ trademark suggests possible WWDC announcement – The Apple Post
  • Evidence of iPad floating app windows shows up in Apple WebKit – Cult of Mac
  • Apple expands Cork campus in Ireland – 9to5Mac
  • Report: Apple tells suppliers it wants to expand manufacturing outside China – 9to5Mac


  • A New Enzyme Found in Compost Just Set a Speed Record For Breaking Down Plastic – Science Alert
  • Amazon Freevee Launches on Apple TV – Variety
  • Researchers Power an ARM Processor for a Year Using Algae – PCMag
  • Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries Lasting 1,000’s of Years – Brighter Side of News


  • You Can Block Those Annoying Cookie Banners on Every Website – LifeHacker
  • Researchers demonstrate how to install malware on iPhone after it’s switched off – IT PRO
  • ProtonMail is rebranding and adding a lot more storage to all its plans –Engadget
  • DuckDuckGo browser allows Microsoft trackers due to search agreement – BleepingComputer


  • Cleanup.pictures: How to Easily to Remove Objects From Your Photos – PetaPixel
  • ‘Music MiniPlayer’ for Mac offers iTunes 10 nostalgia with modern twists – 9to5Mac
  • Your iPhone Has a Secret Setting That Makes Your Voice Sound Clearer – GearPatrol
  • How to fix System Data filling your iPhones storage – AppleInsider


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Britain’s first fully solar-powered plane takes off – Telegraph
  • Apple Fans Will Be Powerless to Resist This Mini Macintosh USB-C Charger – Gizmodo

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