The Mac & Forth Show

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

Apps Discussed:

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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

After our week off we are back at it once again and this week Alan Vickers  joins me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. In our absence there appears to have been some proper Apple news…again.

  • Mac Pro’s not forgotten.
  • New iMacs on the way (yippee).
  • Clips is here.
  • The end is nigh for 32bit apps.
  • Jay Z is at it again.
  • A tail of woe for two suppliers.
  • Watch Beats1 live?

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. It's update time across the board but did we run into any issues? Some pesky bugs have been fixed. Is Apple Support calling you? Plus Google Home is coming to the UK. All this and slightly more on this week's episode.

  • Updates, updates, updates.
  • Patching a pesky bug.
  • Don’t be ‘that’ person in the movies.
  • This is Apple calling.
  • Developers can finally respond…awaiting the fun.
  • Google in the UK.
  • The expected calls to end encryption.
  • A quick thinking 4-year old.
  • and more.

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

This week Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal Adblock) join me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. Apple releases new things but not what the rumour sites were necessarily predicting.

  • iPhone, now in RED.
  • The Big SE option.
  • New iPad, but no new Pro or Mini.
  • New Cases and Bands.
  • Clips Sharing.
  • Ransom iCloud?
  • Protecting your Passwords.
  • Vault 7 Strikes again?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. Will the CIA be listening in and what will Alexa be recording during the show?

  • Is Karl getting his tin foil hat ready?
  • Vault 7, Wikileaks and the CIA.
  • Alexa wanted for questioning.
  • Alexa and Google Home are beating SIRI, except they are not really.
  • Charitable Apple Pay.
  • Walking out with Apple Pay.
  • Rumours point to an iPad Mini Pro….Yay!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm UTC

This week we take a break from the usable format of the show as Dr. Richard Harkness (Human V2 Show) and I attend the ‘Wearable Technology Show 2017’ at London’s Excel centre to see some of the new wearable technologies that will be making their way into the world in the coming months and years.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and GazMaz from the MyMac Podcast as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

  • Apple Unveils Apple Park.
  • AirPods are a ‘Cultural Phenomenon’ says Tim.
  • All the Colours for AirPods.
  • Something Special for the Pro’s…Maybe.
  • Third Party Screens are OK.
  • Streaming at the Oscars.
  • 1 Billion Hours.
  • iPad Compass Boat Fail.
  • Even More Rumours…Sigh.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and Ric McCorriston as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

I finally make my Twitter feed usable again. M&F is now available in Apple News. Apples announces a date and new venue for WWDC. The iPad gets some adverts again, finally. Lawmakers decide if we can ‘Fix it’. Imagine if Apple bought Imagine and there are so many rumours floating about. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers, Alex G. Fox and Dean Murphy (creator of Crystal Adblock) as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

Apple is nearly ready to get into video streaming with ‘Carpool Karaoke’ and ‘Planet of the Apps’. What will the viewing public make of Apple’s initial offerings? Prince comes to a wider range of streaming services. Has Apple allowed iBooks to become Abandonware? Tim Cook says Fake News is ‘killings people’s minds’? We also momentarily return to last week’s Social Media conversation. All this and slightly less on this week’s show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm UTC

This week on our 100th episode I am joined by Barry Gentleman, Matt Barton and Richard Harkness as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

We look back at our first episode from three years ago before turning our attention to the modern day social media issues. Apple hires to develop the Apple TV and warn users of iOS 32bit apps that the end is nigh. Finally some iPhone 8 rumours surface along with an expensive price tag...apparently. 

Production Note: Apologies once again for any audio issues this week. My audio failed big time and I had to go back and record my own stream  after the fact, still, we all learn from our mistakes.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (creator of the Crystal Adblock App) and Mr. BritishMac himself, Will Green as we go over the weeks Apple related news. 

Apple is still in the money and the iPhone is selling well, confounding the analysts once again. Is the Apple Watch in a market all of its own? AirPods get a silent but, for Karl anyway, effective update, however can you get hold of them anywhere and Wi-fi calling comes to Three (thankfully). 

Will’s Pick: Hampstead

Production Note: Apologies for some of the audio sounding a little hot at times. We were plagued by connection issues that resulted in the need to manually recover and process the recording.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and we go over the weeks Apple related news. Apple releases updates across the board and we look ahead to what iOS 10.3 has in store for us, including a new file system. Developers will finally be able to reply to reviews in the App Store. Possible modular add-ons are coming to the Apple Watch. AudioBooks deal comes to and end and Star Trek fans can finally enjoy Amazon’s Echo….OK Computer.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and Don McAllister as we pour over the weeks Apple related news. The UK App store gets some price increases as well as another lawsuit. Plus is Apple about to get into original scripted content and what will the recent lifting of restrictions for Apple TV apps mean?

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Screencasts Online
SCO Showcase: Tutorials for iPhone, iPad & Mac
The New Vegan Outlook Podcast

Link to hear Karl Singing on MyMac click if you dare.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm UTC

This week we have a full house as Barry Gentleman, Matt Barton, Ric McCorriston and Dean Murphy (Creator of Crystal AdBlock) all drop by. Among other things we discuss the iPhone turning 10 years old, plus the iPhone OS we might have got and how the phone changed mobile communications, as well as it’s continuing influence today.

Production Note: Apologies if the audio is a bit under par this episode. We had some technical issues with Ric and Matt both loosing connectivity mid show. Due to how I record the show I wasn't even sure I could salvage the audio. You may notice me start to panic a little half way through. Thanks for your understanding. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and Alex G. Fox as we look ahead to what Apple might have in store for us during 2017. Shhhhhh….Actually, we have no clue really so we just pontificate about what we would 'like' to see Apple do within the next twelve months. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm UTC

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