On this weeks Essential Apple Podcast Donny Yankellow (@rtteachr) and Warren Sklar (from the Mac to the Future Go Livecast) to discuss the news. We had an i9 “disaster” that wasn’t, and rumours that the T2 may be causing issues. But we think that was old news and a “storm in a teacup” and so we wander off into a variety of far more interesting things. Like the sales spike in Apple Watches, FitBark Dog Activity Trackers, Verizon’s VPN, and the AnyFont App for iOS.
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Recorded 29th July 2018

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On this week’s show:




  • i9 “much ado about nothing”
    • The story started with apparent problems with the i9 MBP 2018 suffering “thermal throttling”
    • Beware serious thermal throttling with new Core i9 MacBook Pro – Cult of Mac
    • As always John Martellaro dug beyond the hysteria to get a sensible look at things with MacBook Pro, FreezerGate and a Tempest in a Teapot – The Mac Observer
    • Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro slowdown – Six Colors
    • Tests Confirm Core i9 MacBook Pro Software Update Fixes Throttling Issue – The Mac Observer
  • T2 “causing problems”
    • Some Apple users think T2 chips may be causing problems on 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro computers – The Verge
    • Apple looking to fix T2 reported issues – Mac Rumors
  • Apple Watch sales jumped by 30% last quarter despite intense competition – BGR
  • FitBark – fitness tracker for dogs – or possibly cheapskates…


  • The adorable Microlino car just got approved for European streets – Curbed


  • Verizon unveils its own VPN service for iOS devices priced at $4/month – 9to5 Mac
  • Three Reasons Why the “Nothing to Hide” Argument is Flawed – Duck Duck Go


  • Forging a full fibre broadband and 5G future for all – Gov.uk
  • Verizon looks to Apple or Google for live TV over 5G – Engadget
  • Idaho prison inmates exploited tablet vulnerability to steal $225,000 in credits – The Verge


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • How to make a website that fits inside its own link – Cult of Mac


  • It only costs $19 to bring MagSafe back to the MacBook Pro – BGR
  • AnyFont by Florian Schimanke £1.99 on the App Store and IAP 99p for 1000 Fonts
    • Allister Jenks has a post on how to do it with Configurator for free if you are so inclined over on Essential Apple
  • Bsolli Plaited Leather Lightning Charge Cable Bracelet – Amazon £12 UK 2 sizes, available in black, or brown and gold. USB C and Micro USB versions also available. Auzev in the US $16 US and again Micro USB and USB C versions available.

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