Bad day to be recording a podcast really with WWDC being tomorrow… I don’t want to talk about it too much as by the time this is posted it will all be over. However as the elephant in the room we had to at least mention it!
Meanwhile Guy Serle (@Macparrot) and Roger Harmon (@gofortech) and I dug up a few other stories to mull over.
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Recorded 3rd June 2018


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On this week’s show:

ROGER HARMON

  • On Twitter as @gofortech
  • Contributor and reviewer on MyMac.com
  • Tucson MUG

GUY SERLE

  • On Twitter as @Macparrot
  • Co-host of the MyMac show
  • Mac to the Future and Guy’s Daily Drive on YouTube

APPLE

  • Apple released iOS 11.4 and 10.13.4 – Mac Stories
    • and a day later betas for 11.4.1 and 10.13.5
  • It’s time for Apple’s next act of courage: Kill the MacBook keyboard – Mashable
  • Microsoft and Apple helped build new braille display standard – Engadget
  • Apple’s Star project could be an ARM-based touchscreen hybrid with LTE – 9to5 Mac
  • Apple plans to unlock more NFC abilities for four generations of iPhone – Alphr
  • Dark mode for macOS 10.14 and iOS 12? – BGR

TECHNOLOGY

  • Instapaper is temporarily unavailable for users in Europe – The Verge
    • “While it continues to make changes to ensure it’s compliant with the GDPR” – they had at least 2 years notice…
    • and talking of GDPR Calm, the meditation app, has a GDPR reading for you to fall asleep to – iNews
      • Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight
  • How 5G is going to make smartphones ugly again – BGR
  • Google’s new machine-learning tools for its mail service can save you time and typos – as long as you are comfortable sharing your thoughts with the software – NY Times

SECURITY

JUST A SNIPPET

For things that are not worth more than a flypast

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  • General Magic documentary details Apple spinoff that almost changed world – Cult of Mac

WORTH-A-CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS

  • Cheap cables from Puridea – “Six months free return and refund service, 12-month warranty and friendly customer service.”
  • Pack of 5x 1 metre – £6.99 UK
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Nemo’s Hardware Store

  • It was Nemo’s wife’s birthday this week and he’s been off enjoying holiday time with her – so no store this week.

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