The Mac & Forth Show

We may have changed our branding but it’s still Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl who return to peruse the week’s Apple and tech-related stories. LumaFusion 2 finally arrives, HomePod gets a new setup method, Apple Watch continues its independence, JJ Abrams takes his mystery box elsewhere, Apple wants an Oscar and some Apple Stores will be less baffling to the public. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_205.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm UTC

The dust from WWDC is finally settling but a few more details have been discovered so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to pour over the week’s Apple and tech-related news once again. Karl has treated himself to some new headphones, iMovie gets an update, the Mac Pro gets a release date….or does it, an illuminating solution to a Mac issue and why Karl has dumped his sleep tracking apps. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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WE’RE BACK! 

After a short break Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to their podcasting duties. Following a rather exciting WWDC keynote, they discuss some of the features that will be coming to iOS, WatchOS, TVOS, MacOS and now iPadOS later this year. Well, except for Dean who has jumped into beta-country with both feet on virtually all of his devices. All this and a new Mac Pro to discuss. Someone had better break out the ‘FanBoy Alert’ siren. 

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A Patreon Preview Show - Episode 081 - Originally Recorded 6th Feb 2019

We are looking forward to next weeks announcements at WWDC and returning to our regular posting schedule, but in the meantime here is another bonus Patreon episode.

Mac & Forth Patreon 081: Alan Vickers joins Karl to recount how he produced his ‘The Ballad of Voyager 2’ using just his iPad plus a handful of apps and services.

You can see Alan's YouTube video here - The Ballad of Voyager 2

Direct download: Mac_and_forth_patreon_081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm UTC

A Patreon Preview Show - Episode 066 - Originally Recorded 29th Aug 2018 

In a very surprising move, Apple releases a firmware update for is now discontinued AirPort Express. The update allows the Express to be used with AirPlay 2 and Karl has tested it out and it works very well indeed. Plus, Karl has started a bit of a war on his mass of cables.

Direct download: MF_Patreon_Preview_066.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm UTC

On this week’s episode Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl discuss and offer their opinions on this week’s Apple and technology related news. Samsung delays the release of its Fold Phone. Apple announces a recall program for some of its plugs. Sticky keyboard keys will now be replaced in store. Alexa is working with the Government, but in a good way and Apple TV goes all YouTube. Plus, as it’s our last show before WWDC we break out our wish lists of what we hope to see at the upcoming Developers Conference. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_202.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm UTC

On this week’s episode Alan, Steve and Karl discuss and offer their opinions regarding the recent settlement between Qualcomm and Apple. The continuing passage of the E.U. Copyright Directive. New iPad Pro productivity videos. Some publishers are already becoming frustrated with Apple News+ and an Apple watch helps out an 80-year old lady. All this plus slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm UTC

It’s our 200th episode with Alan, Steve and Karl taking a slight departure from their usual format to have a bit of extra fun. Original co-hosts Ric, Barry and Matt drop by to reminisce about the old days and attempt a live re-reading of their first Tech News Round-up (if you can recall how those used to go). Plus we have a smattering of listeners messages and a few questions. All this and slightly more on this week's 200th episode. 

Special Extra Thanks to: Simon, David, Teresa, Gordon, Guy, Gaz, Alex and Mark. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_200.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am UTC

This week David Dean of ‘I Confess I’m a Geek’ podcast joins Dean, Steve and Karl to go through the week’s Apple-related news. Karl has his brand new iPad Mini and loves it. The AirPower is no more and the same goes for Google+. New Wireless Beats are on the way.  The HomePod gets a little cheaper. and someone is suing Apple, just another standard week really. Join us for all of this, and slightly more, on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_199.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm UTC

Apple took to the stage Monday and revealed a number of new services that they have lined up for us. Alan, Steve and Karl mull them over and share their thoughts on Apple’s entry into Magazine subscriptions, credit cards, subscription gaming and TV streaming. Did the line up get their pulses racing or send them into a coma? Luckily Apple also activated the ECG app across Europe so at least we can check. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_198.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm UTC

After an exciting week regarding Apple announcements Alan, Dean and Karl return to look over the updated iPad Air, iPad Mini (Yippee!), iMac and AirPods. They share their thoughts and views about what this clearing of the decks could mean for next weeks announcement. They also turn their attention to the recently announced Stadia service from Google and ponder what it could mean for gaming on the Mac and iOS devices. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_197.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm UTC

After being away for a week, Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return just as Apple announces ’It’s Show Time’. We look ahead to the upcoming presentation and speculate what Apple might reveal. Also, Spotify is complaining to the EC that Apple treats them so unfairly, and want the powers that be to sort them out, those bullies. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm UTC

As there is a dearth of interesting Apple news this week Dean, Steve and Karl put on their grumpy old men hats and share the apps, services and technologies that they just do not understand in this modern age. To be taken more as a ‘tongue in cheek’ episode, as we don’t want to upset anyone by naming their most beloved apps, services or technologies….honest. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_195.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm UTC

It’s yet another week so that means yet another show. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to meander their way through the week’s Apple and tech related news. Apple has been buying and hiring again to hopefully strengthen their SIRI and Home services. CityMapper wants to help Londoners with cheaper travel. Google had a hidden microphone is some Nest products and Ming-Chi Kuo presents his latest investor notes with some intriguing rumours. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_194.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm UTC

This week Karl is flying solo again as he discusses finding his old iPods, Amazon’s purchase of Eero, the new Copyright reform and the growing rumours concerning WWDC 2019 and an Apple event to be held at the end of March. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode.

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_193.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm UTC

This week Dean, Steve and Karl return to peruse the weeks Apple and tech related news. Angela Ahrendts is moving on from Apple. Facebook and Google were both punished but things are back to normal, for now anyway. Spotify wants to be number one when it comes to Podcasts and the GCHQ thinks that the recent FaceTime bug was a good start. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_192.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm UTC

Just typical, no real news for weeks and then three big ones come along at once. Dean, Alan, Steve and Karl return once again to go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. Apple announces their results for the holiday season. Facebook gets into yet another spot of bother and the very private Apple has a very embarrassing privacy bug. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode.

Alan’s Video - The Ballad of Voyager 2

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm UTC

The gang of Dean, Alan, Steve and Karl return once again to go through the week’s Apple-related news. Another round of updates are released. ‘Shot on iPhone’ might inspire budding iPhone photographers. Apple shows off some iPad Pro Workflows. Copyright law gets sent back for further work and Google gets hit by GDPR. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_190.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm UTC

This week Dean returns, joining Alan, Steve and Karl and sharing his experiences and plans for his new home. Apple eliminates a bug that made Apple Music on HomePod better, they also replaced 11 million iPhone batteries in 2018 and Netflix is increasing its prices, again. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm UTC

On this week’s edition, GazMaz from the MyMac Podcast joins Alan, Steve and Karl as they look over some of the HomeKit compatible devices recently announced at CES, as well as turning their attention to some of the wider aspects of Home Automation.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_188.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm UTC

This week Karl is on his lonesome, not because we have all split up, but because Karl can’t organise properly. As a result he looks at a few stories from the past week or so, then looks forward to what 2019 might bring from Apple and what we might have to look forward too. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm UTC

On our last episode of the year, Karl is joined by his old podcasting partner in crime, Missy. As the world seems to be a very different place from when they last recorded their “Here ’N’ There Show” Missy and Madden decide to take a look at how Social Media has seemingly become corrupted and almost intolerable over the past year or so.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am UTC

This week our episode plans didn’t quite pan out as intended but fortunately, Guy Serle from the MyMac podcast joins Alan, Steve and Karl as we revisit some of the Apple and tech-related stories from the past year. Wishing all our listeners a very Merry Christmas. 

Guy’s Website

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  • Theme Music: Russ Clewett
  • MyMac Logo used with permission.
Direct download: mac_and_forth_185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am UTC

On this week’s episode David Dean of the ‘I Confess I’m a Geek’ Podcast joins Alan, Steve and Karl as we take a look at a selection of stocking fillers, reasonably priced and money is no object gifts and why you might want to consider them for friends and family.

David:

Shower Bluetooth Speaker

Nvidia Shield TV

Amazon 4K fire TV Stick

Hyundai Kona  EV

Alan:

“Telescopic Back Scratcher” 

“Emergency Survival Whistle” 

CME XKey Air 25  

Apple iMac Pro with all the extras! 

Steve:

Nekteck [USB-IF Certified] USB C Charger,

Waterproof Tactical Flashlight

Sonos One – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built In

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera

Karl:

iTunes Gift Cards 

Anker Wireless Charger, Qi-Certified PowerPort 

Apple TV 4K 

Google Home Mini

LG OLED65B8SLC 65 inch 4K HDR OLED TV 

 

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm UTC

This week Alan, Steve, Dean and Karl share what some of them purchased over the Black Friday period. We get a bit distracted by audio setups, Karl attends Adobe Max London, Tim Cook appears to be having a bit of a glum time of late, Parents say iPads suck at teaching and Elon Musk says that he might go to Mars. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm UTC

On this episode Alan, Steve and Karl weave their way through several stories including bending iPad Pro’s (Hint: Don’t bend them), pedestrians making Apple Maps better, Black Friday Apple deals, Swiss watch makers feeling the pinch, Apple News trying to be middle of the political aisle and the last Airports leaving the stores. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

LINKS:

Alan’s Anti-Ode to the Camden Bench

Dean’s interview on the Something Inventive Podcast with Ben Kinnaird

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm UTC

On this week’s show Alan, Steve and Karl are joined by GazMaz of the MyMac Podcast. We finally get to hear Steve’s thoughts on his new iPhone XR, along with Gaz who has also taken the plunge. Karl resisted buying the new iPad Pro for about 24 hours and discovered he knew more about the device that the Apple staff member who sold it to him. Reports emerge that Apple’s T2 chip may prove problematic to future repairs and Amazon and Apple appear to be making up. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm UTC

This week Dean shares his thoughts on his new iPad Pro. Meanwhile Alan and Karl enjoy not maxing out their credit cards and are not in the least bit bothered they haven’t got new Apple items to play with…no honest…not one bit (sob). In additional news Apple is still making lots of money but not enough for Wall Street, plus there is a new rumour that one of Apple’s most popular pieces of hardware is about to get an update, but hopefully not with an extra 20% price tag.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm UTC

On this Patreon episode I am joined by photographer Alex Fox to discuss some of the recent announcements from Adobe MAX and the possibilities of the new iPad Pro.

As Alex kindly joined me I thought I'd share this episode on our mainly weekly feed so everyone can have a listen. 

Direct download: Mac_and_forth_patreon_075.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm UTC

Apple has unveiled their latest offerings and so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl share their opinions regarding the new MacBook Air, the new Mac Mini and the new iPad Pro’s. Quite an exciting event but as always there are a few little catches that Apples brushed over but are there in the details. All this and iOS12.1 was released too. Oh, and some Apple Watches got bricked. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm UTC

As our excitement starts to grow with the next Apple event less than a week away Alan, Dean and Karl share their thoughts on what they think we’ll see announced. Also this week Tim Cook delivered a speech regarding data privacy. Also, Apple will address beauty-gate in an update, Italy fines Apple for slowing down their phones and is the iPad Mini about to return? All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm UTC

Adobe has officially announced that Photoshop is coming to the iPad. Dean, Steve and Karl share their thoughts on what this could mean for their favourite tablet. Adobe has also announced a few other applications that could get your creative juices flowing. The iPhone XR is about to go on sale and speculation is that Apple has a huge hit on their hands. We might also now know when new iPads are coming. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm UTC

This week Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to share their opinions of the week's Apple and tech related news. Alan has joined the land of Face ID, but has he changed his opinion after being a staunch sceptic for so long? Bloomberg has either the biggest tech story for years or egg on their face. iOS 12.0.1 arrives and fixes a few gates and we have some news regarding Apple’s streaming service. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm UTC

The gang are back this week after their short break. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl share their opinions of the week's Apple-related news. Alan tried to kill Karl by challenging him to get fit. More of our new devices arrive. Mojave is out in the wild and we find out what this year's gates are, related to Apple products anyway. All this and slightly more on this week's episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm UTC

This week GazMaz from the MyMac Podcast drops by to join Alan, Dean and Karl to share his opinions on this week’s Apple related news. The new updates are here and we look at our new favourite things and a few issues that still need addressing. Also, do we finally have confirmation that new iPads are about to drop? All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

Note: Apologies for my mic being a little hot this week. I didn’t notice it was on the wrong setting until after the show. Doh. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm UTC

Apple’s new iPhones and Apple Watches are here and it’s all rather exciting. To discuss what was revealed Alan, Steve and Karl are joined by Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline to lust after the new shiny things and see if any have tempted them to break out the credit/debit cards, or if they have resisted the temptation…at least for now. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm UTC

It is less than a week to go until Apple announces the new products it has been working on. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl gather round to discuss what they think we will see and what they hope will be announced. next week when Tim Cook and other Apple personnel take to the stage at the Steve Jobs Theatre and finally reveal all the new shiny things.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm UTC

This week David Dean of the ‘I Confess I’m A Geek’ Podcast returns and shares some more money saving ideas with Alan, Dean and Karl. Apple issues a firmware update that makes owners of the discontinued Airport Express very happy. iPad or Mac, why do some users seem to tear themselves apart asking that question? Another bunch of beta updates drop. Apple purchases an interesting company involved with VR and there are some new Eve HomeKit items on the way...Oh, and Apple announces the date of their upcoming iPhone event. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm UTC

The gang’s all here this week as Alan, Dean and Steve join Karl to discuss the week’s Apple related topics. Thieves of an Apple Store get more than they expects when the public get involved. An iPad clears an Apple store after catching fire. Brit’s like using Apple Pay. Amazon Music is tired of playing third fiddle to Apple and Spotify. Rumours emerge of a new Mac Mini and new Watches arriving soon…WOOHOO! All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm UTC

This week Alan, Dean and Karl are joined by David Dean, formally of the ‘I Confess I’m A Geek’ Podcast to discuss the week’s Apple related topics. Apple invited a number of indie developers to a secret meeting to discuss app subscriptions. Twitter keeps it word and breaks third part apps. Australian authorities now want access to your iPhone and an Australian kid gains access to Apple’s files. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_169.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am UTC

Steve returns this week to join Alan and Karl as they discuss the week’s Apple related topics. A new Apple Music Friends Mix is coming and Karl can’t wait to inflict his Country music on the others. Apparently, virtually no-one is using the Echo to buy anything and neither are we. Instapaper finally returns to Europe. Apple joins the Thread board and InfoWars finds themselves kicked off Apple’s Podcast directory. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am UTC

In a week Apple became the first US Company to be worth 1 Trillion dollars Alan, Dean and Karl share their opinions of that and other Apple-related news. The cancellation of app store affiliate payments, Cupertino want Apple to help fund the Hyperloop, Phishing scams alert, France bans smartphones from the classroom and Karl recalls Number Invaders on his old calculator…Yes, it was a thing. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am UTC

Developer Russ Freeman joins Alan, Steve and Karl again this week as they all discuss the week’s Apple related topics. Apple issues a fix for the new MacBook Pro’s and a naughty missing digital key appears to be the culprit. iFixit claim the old method of recovering data from broken MacBooks is no longer valid. eBay cosies up to Apple Pay as a new payment Option and the guys look at the sin bin that is social media these days. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am UTC

On this week’s episode Alan, Steve and Karl return to discuss that some tests have discovered the new MacBook Pro’s might be running a little hot. Apple has tried to fight back against dust in their keyboards. Google is hit by a large fine. Photoshop looks to be coming to the iPad. Instapaper becomes independent and a BBC Director thinks Podcasts should have their own charts. All this and slightly more on this week’s show.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am UTC

Apple has released some new hardware. New Mac Mini’s might be on the way, no honestly. Dean shares how the App Store changed his life. We all revisit our first Apps from the App Store. It’s update time once again. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl weave their way through the week’s Apple-related topics, this week a little earlier than usual. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_146a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm UTC

Alan has finally sorted out his connectivity woes and so joins Karl as they go through the weeks Apple related topics. The World Cup is causing a number of Apple Watch wearing England fans concerns as they watch their heart rates job. NHS will soon allow app users to possibly jump the 8am appointment dash. Another gig-economy contender comes to East London and Karl is experiencing iPad envy. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_163.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am UTC

With virtually the entire team unavailable this week Karl is joined by Gazmaz from the MyMac Podcast and developer Russ Freeman to share their thoughts and opinion on the week’s Apple related news. Apple creates a ‘Keyboard Service Program’ to try and combat those crumb swallowing MacBooks. Apple has been working on a new version of Maps, Watches are scratchable, Apple news getting focus on American politics and apparently new AirPods are on the way…next year.

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am UTC

This week Alan and Karl find themselves alone discussing the Apple related news. Also, Alan has throw caution to the wind regarding iOS12, what could possibly go wrong we ask ourselves? Karl is trying to work out a media solution for his father and we have a request from a listener regarding what to put on his new Apple Watch while it's fresh out the box.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm UTC

Dean has returned from San Jose to join Alan and Karl and regale them with tales of WWDC and elective scooters. More information has emerged about the latest software from Apple and All of us are now rocking the iOS12 beta’s…what could possible go wrong? 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am UTC

We return from our brief holiday and kick things off with a wrap up of Apple’s recent WWDC event. With software improvements across the board for Apple devices we examine those that caught out attention and that we are looking forward to come Autumn. Alan and Karl and joined by former host of the show Matt Barton, along with independent developer Andy Leigh to discuss the announcements. Hopefully I’ve remembered how to do everything correctly. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm UTC

On our last show before our May break we are somewhat disappointed, but not surprised, to learn of the demise of Apple’s Airport range. Also, Apple closes it’s last Apple Watch pop-up store, UK financing disappears from Apples website, another range of batteries get a replacement program. Alan, Steve and Karl discuss these and several other topics on this weeks episode. 

See you all again in June.  

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am UTC

Dean, Alan and Karl are joined by Ben Kinnaird (from Rather Inventive & the Something Inventive Podcast) to discuss the upcoming GDPR legislation and what it will mean for both companies and users. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm UTC

Washington puts Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on the naughty step but fortunately, he has a cushion. Apple introduces the Project Red iPhone 8 and Karl does pretty well on his first play of Fortnite until he meets someone. Dean, Steve and Karl share their thoughts and opinions on all these topics, plus a few more. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm UTC

Twitter creates a Twitter storm after revealing its plans for third-party apps. The Mac Pro is still at least a year away and the possibility of Apple moving away from Intel arises, yet again. Dean, Alan, Steve and Karl share their thoughts and opinions on all these topics, plus a few more. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am UTC

We finally have a full panel again as Alan, Steve, Dean and Karl assemble to discuss the Apple Education event held earlier this week. Did Apple do enough to try and claim back some of the education market from Google and Microsoft or will their report card show them wanting? Also, iOS10.3 is released and brings some new functionality to our favourite devices. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm UTC

After an interesting week for Facebook and the imminent education related presentation from Apple; Alan, Dean, and Karl share their thoughts and opinions on the last, and start of next week. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm UTC

This week Alan takes over the hosting duties and is joined by Steve and Dean. Dean shares the details of his Korean trip before the guys turn their attention to the recent announcements from Apple in a news-filled week.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am UTC

Alan and Karl enjoy the arrival of Spring and look forward to some possible upcoming projects they can start using various technologies, services and apps. Karl shares his opinions on his new BeatsX earbuds and they both discuss a little of the week’s Apple and tech related news. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm UTC

Steve returns and joins Alan and Karl as they peruse the week’s Apple and tech related news. Maplin's goes into administration (or whatever Karl calls it), Apple cuts of the ATV1, M. Night Shyamalan is bringing a thriller to Apple streaming, SIRI is still struggling and Woz looses some BitCoins. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins Karl Madden as they take a break from the shows usual format. With Dean and Steve away they grab a cuppa and just discuss their thoughts and opinions on various Apple and tech-related issues. We also find out why Alan had returned his HomePod, but it’s not for the reasons you probably think. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm UTC

It’s time to ‘ring’ in a new episode. Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Steven Leach join Karl Madden to make their ‘mark’ on the week’s Apple and tech related news. Will they be ‘staining’ the good name of their favourite technology brand or just polishing off another well-rounded podcast to a lovely finish?

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm UTC

Apple’s HomePod has finally arrived. Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Steven Leach have all had a chance to give it a listen. They share their thoughts and impressions with Karl Madden on how the new device performed. Will they convince Karl to go out and purchase one or will he be giving his credit card a rest, for once? 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm UTC

This week Apple has announced it’s latest earning and apparently they are still doing ok.  Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Steven Leach have ordered their HomePod’s leaving Karl Madden the odd one out…mind you, he’s been odd for a while now. A movie director is thinking of shooting all his future features on phones but unfortunately it probably requires talent too. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am UTC

Apple has finally announced the release date for the HomePod. Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Steven Leach join Karl Madden to discuss Apple’s brand new speaker and whether the device will be finding it’s way into their homes. Apple also released a brand new beta for iOS and Dean runs through his first impressions. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm UTC

On this week’s show Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Steven Leach join Karl Madden to discuss Amazon launching the Echo Spot in the UK, Tim Cook addressing the recent iPhone battery issues, Apple repatriating their billions, the expanding catalog of Apple’s video service, the approaching release of HomePod and Def Leppard finally coming to digital streaming...all this and slightly more. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm UTC

It’s the start of a brand new year and this week, Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and new lad, Steven Leach (Twilight Zone Engineering Ltd), join Karl Madden to discuss what they think 2018 might hold in store for Apple. They also turn their attention to the recent CES to see if anything has caught their interest.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm UTC

As Apple releases the iMac Pro to the world Dean Murphy, Alan Vickers and Karl Madden look over the machine lustfully (they obviously need to get out more). Users get a sneak peak at the upcoming Final Cut Pro update. Airport units get an update too. Spotify wants the EU to make Apple play fair, again and Apple hires another two TV executives for it’s upcoming video service. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm UTC

We have a full house this week as not only do the regulars Dean Murphy and Karl Madden look over the week’s Apple and tech related stories, but also Guy Serle (MyMac Podcast and Mac to the Future Show) and Brian Monroe (Mac to the Future) come along for the ride. Amazon’s Prime long awaited Apple TV app finally arrives but was it wroth the wait? The ATV also get updated to and the Apple TV App comes to the UK. Google and Amazon and now having a media related hissy fit. Apple is paying it’s taxes and Jony Ive is back at the wheel. All this and slightly more and this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm UTC

On this week’s show Dean Murphy and Alan Vickers join Karl Madden to pour over the week’s Apple related news. It wasn’t a very good week for Apple in regards to discovered bugs and possible exploits. Google could be facing a bit of a fine. The first FDA cleared add-on for the Apple Watch appears along with the release of the Stanford Heart study…for the US. The guys also look ahead to possible gift ideas as Christmas approaches.

Money is no object List:
Karl: 27inch iMac 5K
Alan: iMac Pro
Dean: LG OLED HDR TV

 

Sensible Gift List:
Karl: Amazon Echo
Alan: AirPods
Dean: Nintendo Switch

 

Stocking Stuffers List:
Karl: iTunes Gift Cards
Alan: Case/Strap for Apple TV Remote or Carcassonne iOS game
Dean: Seneo SWC2 Wireless Charger stand

 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm UTC

On this week’s episode Alan Vickers and Karl Madden discuss the latest Apple and technology related news. The HomePod delay is revisited following a report that Apple was caught out by the Echo. US citizens get a new Thanksgiving Apple Watch Challenge, but what about the rest of us? An old Lisa goes up for sale. Law enforcement want access to another iPhone. The UK Government looks at Gig Economy Workers. Uber bets on Autonomous vehicles but Jeremy Clarkson is far from impressed by them, all this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm UTC

This week Don McAllister of ScreenCasts Online makes a welcome return and joins Alan Vickers and Karl Madden to go through the week’s Apple related news. A London Apple store gets gang raided, the Apple Watch could help identify high blood pressure, a man is rescued from shark infested waters tanks to his Watch, FaceID challenges, an entire movie shot on an iPhone and Amazon is heading for Middle Earth.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm UTC

This week Dean Murphy has had his phone for just over a week. Karl Madden's has finally arrived and Alan Vickers decides the fate of his device. Also this week, phones made of glass can crack if dropped, component costs, Paradise Papers, Visitors Centre set to open and Apple Pay Cash is almost finally here. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm UTC

With the new iPhone X’s arriving into peoples clammy little hands  Alan Vickers and Karl Madden have to live vicariously through Dean Murphy as he guides us through how his new Apple device handles. Will Alan’s fears of Face ID be laid to rest or will he be vindicated? We find out on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm UTC

This week the iPhone X orders went life and Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Karl Madden have their tales to tell. Who managed to get their orders for day one and who has to wait 2-3 weeks? They also take a look at some of the Apple-related news that has hit the web over the last week and share their thoughts.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm UTC

Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Karl Madden return after their unscheduled break to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. Dean has a Watch related issue, Alan has treated himself and Karl’s finally joined EE.  After a few possible exploits are discovered that could wreak our days at least there’s a new candle to calm us down again. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Karl Madden are back to cast their beady eyes over the weeks Apple and technology related news. Karl has finally joined EE and now we know why the Apple Watch cellular is only available on their service...if you can get it activated. Google announced a number of new products and Sonos just one and Amazon expands it’s messaging service on Alexa. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm UTC

After the recent deluge of new Apple hardware and software, we return to a more regular news week. Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy join Karl Madden as they peruse their way through the week’s Apple and tech-related news, including radio coming to the Apple Watch and Amazon announcing some new Alexa related devices. Also, the first rumours for the iPhone 9...sigh. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm UTC

This week Apple has released iOS11 and a number of new shiny devices that have been dispatched to eager customers, among them our very own Dean Murphy and Karl Madden.  They are also joined by Ben Kinnaird from the Something Inventive Podcast to discuss their new purchases and the rest of the week’s Apple related news. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm UTC

Apple has once again unveiled what they have been working on and have introduced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, Apple TV 4K and the new Apple Watch 3. Dean Murphy, Alan Vickers and Karl Madden discuss the announcement. Alan is a little dubious that FaceID will be better than TouchID. Karl’s very happy with the upgraded 4K movies and Dean is a little poorer.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm UTC

With just a few days to go until Apple is unveiling its new iPhones, a possible new Apple Watch and Apple TV, along with the official releases of iOS11 and MacOS  Dean Murphy, Alan Vickers and Karl Madden are joined by Don McAllister (of ScreenCastsOnline) to discuss what might be in store come Tuesday. They also discuss the Gold Master leak that appears to confirm a few items but keep that discussion separate if case you want to avoid any spoilers.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm UTC

With only a few more weeks until Apple finally introduce their new hardware Dean Murphy, Alan Vickers and Karl Madden return to share their opinions regarding the last week of Apple related news…and what passes for news.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm UTC

On this week’s show Dean Murphy returns to the fold and joins Alan Vickers and Karl Madden as they look at a little of the week’s Apple related news before turning their attention to Apple’s media plans as they plan to spend $1,000,000,000 on original content. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm UTC

As the clock ticks down to the new release of the new iPhone Alan Vickers joins Karl Madden to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm UTC

The rumours just keep on coming so this week Alan Vickers and Simon Parnell (Essential Apple Podcast) join Karl Madden to sort through the weeks revelations as well as look over the week’s other Apple related news.

More Beta’s than you can shake a stick at.

Apple’s Instagram.

Back to School Promos.

HomeKit’s Future.

Rumour Roundup.

and more…

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm UTC

Despite promising you Alan Vickers would be hosting this week's show Karl Madden was available after all, so, sorry about that. However, the guys soon get down to their regular discussion of the weeks Apple related news and some interesting rumours from an unusual source. 

iPod shuffles away. 
Apple Makes More Loads of Money.
A Leaky HopePod.
4K HDR Soon?
Drag and Drop Madness.
CarPool Karaoke Coming Soon.
Looking at Apple Glasses.
and more…

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm UTC

Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (creator of Crystal Ad-blocker) join Karl Madden to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. There’s an Opera about Steve Jobs, there’s new updates, there’s exploits, a new SIRI ad and we will soon be saying good bye to and old piece of software.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm UTC

On this week's show Dean Murphy (creator of Crystal) and Karl Madden to go over the week’s Apple related news turning their attention to ad-blockers, drones, 4K media and a possible new Echo from Amazon. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers and Karl Madden to go over the week’s Apple related news. As the rumours continue to mount regarding the next iPhone they discuss how much they would be willing to pay for the reported next-gen device. Also, Karl has a new app to edit the show.

Apps Discussed:

Gordon’s Question Response

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm UTC

Bit of a different tact this week as Alan Vickers joins Karl Madden to discuss the week's Apple related news. However, they are soon diverted to the current state of Apple reporting and their suspicion of the growing trend to focus more on opinion pieces rather than actual news...of which they naturally share their opinion.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm UTC

The iOS 11 Public beta is out and so we waste no time installing it on our devices, with some mixed results. Also, this week marks the 10th Anniversary of the release of the original iPhone, luckily you can still get one for a mere $20,000….wait, what? Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the week’s Apple related news once again.

Link: LumaFusion £19.99

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm UTC

On this weeks show Karl Madden is joined by Dean Murphy (Crystal Adblock) to discuss the weeks Apple related news. They are both boys with their new toys and they share their opinions and findings.

  • New Toys for us.
  • iOS11 at work
  • HEIF discoveries.
  • Is Apple getting serious about serious TV?
  • PayPal not worried about Apple Pay P2P.
  • Tim Cook opens up about the Apple Car, kinda.
  • Apple’s Leaker presentation leaks.
  • Devs. get to play with ARKit.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm UTC

It’s been a week since WWDC and we’ve all had some time to mull over what we thought, discover some new things and even purchase some new kit. This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (Crystal AdBlock) and returning Ric McCorriston (Fresh-Tech) join Karl Madden to mull over Apple’s recent event, software and hardware.

  • Apple to updates its Podcast app and assist Podcasters.
  • Safari will finally gain WebRTC.
  • TVOS did get some love after all.
  • AirPods gain user controls.
  • App Passwords.
  • Health Data in the iCloud.
  • Maybe $5,000 isn’t too expensive?
  • How to make $80,000.
  • and more…

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm UTC

Apple has revealed their plans for iOS, MacOS, TVOS and WatchOS at WWDC. They also announced a number of new products and updates. This week Alan Vickers and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) join me to discuss their thoughts on what Apple has laid out for the year ahead. Apologies for the slightly longer show than usual but we had a lot to get through. 

  • TVOS
  • WatchOS
  • MacOS
  • iOS
  • New Macs
  • HomePod
  • Planet of the Apps

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm UTC

On this weeks show Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal AdBlock) discuss the week’s Apple related news before we all turn our attention to what we want to see from Apple during the upcoming WWDC Keynote. Will Alan finally get his 10.5inch iPad, will Karl get new iMacs and will Dean managed to sneak into WWDC itself? 

  • Build on your HomeKit with IKEA and WeMo.
  • Become a Podcaster Pro with the Podcaster Pro.
  • Our WWDC Wishlist’s.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm UTC

Alan Vickers joins me this week to pour over the weeks Apple and tech related news. Google had their I/O event but what did UK Apple users get from it? Also, ‘Today at Apple’ launches globally and we once again look excitedly towards WWDC.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm UTC

Slightly different show this week as we focus on more general technology news after an interesting week. Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (Crystal AbBlock) and Dr Richard Harkness discuss the recent Ransom-wear attack, proposed political technology policies and a roundup of the latest WWDC rumours.

  • Wannacry Ransom-wear.
  • Alexa Calling has a privacy problem?
  • Political policies.
  • Apple and Dark Data.
  • MP3 is dead…wait, what?
  • Death of the iPad Mini?
  • and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm UTC

On this week's show Alan Vickers and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) drop by to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Amazon brings out a new Echo and we look to a possible future where autonomous vehicles roam the streets.

  • Amazon shows off the new Echo Show.
  • Phil Schiller gives his thoughts on Intelligent Speakers.
  • We were all wrong about the Apple Affiliate changes.
  • FitBit is losing pace to Apple Watch.
  • Apple unveils a new Activity Challenge for the US.
  • Smart Keyboard covers get an extra year cover.
  • A world of Autonomous vehicles is both exciting and terrifying.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal Adblock) join me to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Apple is still making lots of money and the rumours return of a SIRI Home device.

  • Apple’s 2nd Quarter Results (hint, they are doing OK).
  • Microsofts new MacBook Challenger.
  • Lunching with Cook.
  • Bye bye, plastic MacBook.
  • Watch Repairs Extended.
  • Apps have gone from the Watch.
  • Nearly everyone (of those surveyed) loves their AirPods.
  • Rumours of a SIRI Home emerge again.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Apple is hiring, Carpool Karaoke is delayed, Facebook fights fake news and The Apple Watch turns two.

  • Carpool Karaoke runs into roadworks?
  • Apple is hiring some folks, but what will they be doing?
  • Apple cuts some affiliate payments.
  • Uber has been naughty…again.
  • Facebook look to fight fake news.
  • Overcast update brings Podcasts to the Apple Watch.
  • The Apple Watch turns two.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Barry Gentleman drop by to discuss the weeks Apple and technology related news. We also discuss the analysts that have been regaling the world with who they think Apple should buy next.

  • Apple should buy these.
  • Apple Car signs…again.
  • Would have gotten away with it if I hadn’t been for that pesky app.
  • Apple Music on Facebook.
  • iPad replacement…woohoo!
  • Free Productivity for everyone.
  • Earth Day Badge and how to get it.
  • The Unicorn iPhone.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm UTC