This week we take a different tack as I invite Serenak to join me as we wander “off piste” and meander into the history of why Macs are so prevalent in the design and print industries, what went wrong with his new iPhone and an eclectic selection of “alternative” apps…

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This week’s talking points

  • Not all iPhone 7s are created equal. The case of the missing wifi connection.
  • The world of design and print… is the Mac really better than a pc and why do designer types use them
  • Stayin’ Alive. What old Apple hardware is still being used commercially

In this week’s Apple news

  • Netflix finally brings offline viewing
  • Spark Arrives on macOS – MacStories
  • Alternative apps to the “standards”
  • Using multiple chat apps is a sign for help?

Apps mentioned this show

Notifier for email (simons choice)

Nemo’s Hardware Store

Kanex EdgeGlass is a lightweight yet durable tempered glass designed to shield your screen from everyday use. Its scratch resistant, so feel free to throw your phone in your bag without worry. $18.00

Thanks to Kanex for the review samples.

BoostSound IC-BTS06 Bluetooth Speaker $34.99 / £21.99

The iClever IC-BTS06 Bluetooth Speaker offers great quality sound with the latest Bluetooth V4.2 technology. It features two highly powerful total 10W drivers for excellent sound. The built-in rechargeable battery enables 8 hours of playtime on a single charge. Ideal for indoor party, outdoor BBQ or picnic with friends and family

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