Well, we are back again and this time Nick and Simon discuss Apple’s quarterly results, some Lisa “family photos” taken by Bill Atkinson during the development of the Apple machine that launched 40 years ago, new HomePod reviews, ChatGPT, M1 vs M2, and as usual a selection of other stories from the week.
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Recorded 5th February 2023
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On this week’s show
- @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally
- Spligosh in the Slack
- Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
- Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube
- Apple results and charts: $117.2B quarter is still a step back – Six Colors
- The 1 Word Apple CEO Tim Cook Has Not Said Is a Lesson for Every Leader – Inc
- MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023) review: Apple does it again – iMore
- Report: New Mac Studio unlikely due to Mac Pro similarities – 9to5Mac
- These 5 features turned my iPad into a shockingly good computer – Digital Trends
- Apple HomePod Review (2023): Old and Stale – Wired
- Apple HomePod 2nd Generation Review – Tested by Experts – Men’sHealth
- Apple is worlds most admired company for 16th straight year – AppleInsider
- Lisa’s Family Photos – The Verge
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Security keys Apple recommends for iPhone, iPad, Mac – 9to5Mac
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Comic Relief 2023: Where to buy new Jony Ive red nose – The Independent
- How to turn a Live Photo into a video on iPhone and iPad – Tom’s Guide
- How to Use Your Smartphone to Counteract Vision Loss (2023) – Wired
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