Essential Apple Podcast 162: Happy Birthday Macintosh & Other Amazing Tales

This week the Macintosh turned 36, Apple started removing Flash from Safari, Google say some of Apple’s anti-tracking made things worse, and Uncle Tim said AR will “pervade our entire lives”. Meanwhile claims were made that Apple gave up on fully encrypting iCloud due to pressure from the FBI, Sonos got themselves into hot water with a poorly managed statement about support for older tech and Apple pledge to support the fight against the Corona virus and Space Force’s badge seems strangely familiar to many! Also I forgot to mention it but DON”T FORGET to enter the FotoMagico for iPad giveaway!

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Oliver has given us 2x One Year Subscriptions to the new FotoMagico for iPad to give away.
    Usual thing – email essentialapple@sudomail.com and winners will be drawn out of the hat in about 3 weeks
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Essential Apple Podcast 133: The Donkey… Ehh, he was not pleased

Well what the actual hell? I take a week off and the internet goes berserk! Apple and Qualcomm settle, Intel drop 5G modems, Samsung Fold review units are a bust (literally), Samsung “delay” its launch as a result. Jony gives an interview and says he lives in the future, Tim Cook says he believes in doing the right thing, Apple get into a row about ‘screen time’ apps, plus buckets more stuff happened. I am joined by Nick (@spligosh) Riley to take a gander at some of it… (and apologies to Bill Bailey for stealing his line from the Pubbe Gagge)

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019 use the coupon code EssentialApple at checkout for your extra discount!
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Essential Apple Podcast 126: The Tucson MUG Takeover

The Tucson Mac User Group rounded up a posse of MyMac contributors and sent them to take over the show… I am joined by Bob Wood, Curt Blanchard, David Acklam and Roger Harmon to take a ramble around the stories that caught our attention over the last week or so, including the Apple Shareholder Meeting, Tim Cook making his position on privacy pretty clear to all, hacking tools available for $100 and a daft smartphone/cuff/watch thing…
With 5 of us on the line I think we pulled the string a bit tight and in places the bandwidth was struggling so apologies for the occasional distorted audio.

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019 use the coupon code EssentialApple at checkout for your extra discount!
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