So Apple had an event… and unsurprisingly it was about iPads, and how! Also the rumoured M4 arrived (in a bit of a change of habit for Apple and how they usually do these things). Nick and Simon take a look at what was what, and have their tuppence worth of say (that’s 2c to those of you who don’t understand “old money” LSD, that’s Pounds, Shillings and Pence people, not an hallucinogenic).


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Recorded 12th May 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 insider reveals who could replace Tim Cook as CEO – iMore
  • Report says WWDC 2024 will bring visionOS 2.0 and international Vision Pro launch – iMore
  • iPad Pro with M4 chip boasts impressive performance jump compared to M3 – 9to5Mac
  • Apples new iPad Pro is a fascinating fusion of processor and design – CreativeBloq
  • Latest iPad launch was marred by one big mistake. Heres how Apple can fix it – Zdnet
    • Why Apple’s ‘Crush’ ad is so misguided – TechCrunch
  • Siri in iOS 18 rumored to be ‘more conversational and versatile’ thanks to AI – TechRadar
  • How Did Siri Get Its Name? – Mental Floss
  • Apple Vision Pro surgery: Watch a doctor use it in surgery – BGR
  • PSA: New iPads won’t include stickers in the box – 9to5Mac


  • Ray-Ban Meta glasses reinforce my belief in future Apple Glasses – 9to5Mac
  • Android Find My Device: what is Googles new tracking network and how does it work? – TechRadar


  • Apple Addresses Critical Security Vulnerability For Windows 10 And 11 – [Forbes]


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