Bit late again with this one, sorry – Simon and Nick talk about the MBP M3s and is 8GB RAM enough, is it worth upgrading if you have an earlier M series, and a variety of other stuff (as they always do) including Nick’s NuKi and the UK bonus in ApplePay courtesy of the UK Banking’s Open Banking API.


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Recorded 12th November 2023

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On this week’s show


  • Spligosh in the Slack
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube


  • Steve Wozniak says he is ‘feeling good’ after being hospitalised in Mexico City — The Independent
  • Apple Vision Pro 2 leak reveals what’s coming next for Apple’s headset — TechRadar
  • Here’s more proof that Apple is wrong about MacBook memory — Digital Trends
  • M3 14-inch MacBook Pro teardown shows few internal changes in new models — AppleInsider
  • Apple promises it doesn’t increase product prices to offset the costs of its environmental goals — 9to5Mac
  • M3 MacBook Pro vs M1: Worth upgrading? — 9to5Mac
  • Forget the new M3 MacBook Pro — 3 Black Friday MacBook deals that are way cheaper — Laptop Mag
  • What Else is New in iOS 17.2 Beta 2? — iDrop News
    Apple Wallet account balances now available for 10 UK banks — 9to5Mac


  • How to view Apple Notes attachments in small view in macOS Sonoma — AppleInsider
  • 6 ways to customize your Mac’s Menu Bar, and another to make it disappear — Popular Science


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