Simon and Nick have a chat about the Vision Pro, Apple’s DMA proposals and the Quarterly results… And yes, the title is a deliberate misquote of Kenneth Williams’ famous “stop messing about!”
MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL
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- If you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Rev. Andrew Dotchin Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK and would like to help, simply visit missiontoseafarers.org and make a donation.
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Recorded 4th February 2024
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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
- Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not – The Verge
- Tim Cook teases AI, but wont pick favorites – Six Colors
- Apple announces changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the EU – Apple Newsroom
- Apple’s Plans for the DMA in the European Union – Daring Fireball
TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE
- Startup develops new ‘I-State’ battery that could make electric cars cheaper and more sustainable than lithium-ion – The Cool Down
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Apple Warns Proposed UK Law Could ‘Secretly Veto’ Global User Protections – MacRumors
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