This one is really really late and I am sorry – so much stuff happening in my life at the moment – things should get easier going forward but there you are. Nick and I get together to discuss a bunch of stories that basically surprise no one!


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Recorded 21st June 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


  • Compared: M2 vs M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra – AppleInsider
    • Apple M2 is fast, but not faster than M1 Pro or M1 Max – Cult of Mac
  • Gurman: Apple working on at least four new Macs with M2 processor variants – 9to5Mac
  • Apple updates Subscriptions menu in iOS with refreshed interface – 9to5Mac
  • Reasons Why You Should Wait For The M2 MacBook Air Instead of Buying The M2 MacBook Pro – Wccftech
  • Apple drops free AirPods from this year’s Back to School promotion – The Apple Post
  • Apple increasing Apple Music subscription prices for students in the US, Canada, and UK – The Apple Post
  • Apple Hasn’t Given Up On This Futuristic Device Concept – SlashGear
  • Mail Merge Returns to Pages After Nine Years – Daring Fireball
  • Pages 12.1, Numbers 12.1, and Keynote 12.1 – Tidbits
  • iOS 16 beta 2 now resends edited messages to users running previous versions of iOS – 9to5Mac
  • Watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch with WatchTube – 9to5Mac
  • Apple responds following Roe v. Wade ruling, saying it covers out-of-state medical care – The Apple Post


  • Micron’s Record-Setting 1.5TB microSD Card Stores 4 Months of Video – PetaPixel


  • Apple and Google Fix ‘Hermit’ Spyware Found on iPhone and Android Phones – iPhone in Canada
  • The iPhone will be the future of proving our identity, online and offline – 9to5Mac
  • iOS 16 Is Done Playing With CAPTCHAs – Lifewire

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