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How excited are you about the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro? Is Dynamic Island a great piece of innovation, or an elaborate disguise for a pill cutout? Has Apple Watch saved your life, and will Apple Watch Ultra fit on your wrist? Will you be rushing out to buy new AirPods Pro 2? We give our thoughts, and enjoy a bit of banter on the "Far Out" Ap…
 
In this podcast, sponsored by Farnell, we discuss some customer service stories, and preview the products we might see at the "Far Out" Apple Event. Visit Farnell: https://www.farnell.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases =====================================…
 
In this episode we'll be focusing on AI - is Google's LaMDA really sentient, as Blake Lemoine believes? AI and Machine Learning technologies are advancing at a pace, which raises some thought-provoking questions about the future... and whether machines can actually be considered alive. LaMDA Transcript: https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-s…
 
In this episode we talk about the recent fallout on YouTube over the discovery of some flaws with Apple's M2 and we share our thoughts on whether it's better to upgrade the SSD or the RAM in your M2 MacBook Air. Visit Farnell: https://farnell.com Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LI…
 
In this episode we round up some of the performance data from the early M2 MacBook Pro 13" reviews, and see how it compares to M1, M1 Pro (binned and non-binned versions) and M1 Max. There's also a couple of key things that Apple forgot to tell us about... 🤔 Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeeke…
 
Apple has responded to criticisms about the new Stage Manager feature in iPadOS 16 only being available on M1 iPads... but have they been telling porky pies about the reasons why? 🤔 Send your name to space: https://www.nasa.gov/send-your-name-with-artemis/ CHAPTERS ========== 00:00 Intro 02:39 News 07:04 Pete's thoughts on WWDC & MacBook Pro 13" M2…
 
This episode was brought to you by Farnell, your global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions. https://uk.farnell.com In this episode we're talking about the latest evolution of Apple Silicon: M2. Are we excited by the release announcement... or disappointed? And what do we think of the new M2 MacBook Air and M2 MacBook Pro 1…
 
At WWDC 2020, Apple surprised everyone in the tech community with the launch of Apple Silicon for Mac and an announcement that they would transition the entire Mac line-up away from Intel. Since we are almost at WWDC 2022, we thought we'd chat about the impact the M1 chips have had, and our experiences with the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max computers. CHAP…
 
Apple have discontinued the last remaining iPod model - the iPod Touch. This is the end of an era! In this episode we remember the various iPod models (including the Classic, Mini, Nano, Shuffle and Touch), and talk about what made them so brilliant. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZO…
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss Apple's new self-service repair programme. Is it environmentally friendly, and do we think it's a win for Right to Repair? Naturally we also need to discuss Apple's new 3m Thunderbolt 4 cable... and Erin's haircut. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZO…
 
In this episode, we talk about the various Mac Pro models, their releases, and whether we think WWDC will see the conclusion of the Apple Silicon transition. What might an Apple Silicon Mac Pro look like? Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theconstantgeekerypodcast Main channel: https://www.youtube.c…
 
In this episode we talk to Erin about her computing experience and what it would be like for her to try and buy her first Apple Mac. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases ====================================================…
 
In this episode we're discussing the new 27" Mac Studio display. Should it have HDR, ProMotion (120 Hz)... and maybe be a little cheaper? We also get Pete's live first reaction to the Mac Studio, and talk about SSD upgradeability. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amaz…
 
In this episode we discuss the Mac Studio and what it means for the Apple Silicon transition and the new Mac Pro. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases ============================================================== Apple St…
 
In this podcast episode we talk about the rumoured releases for Apple's upcoming Spring event. Will we see new Apple Silicon Macs? Will the Apple M2 be released? Does it even exist yet? New 27" iMac or iMac Pro? Let us know what you're looking forward to. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery …
 
If you pay for AppleCare, are you just putting money in Apple's pocket for no good reason? Do you even need additional coverage, or will consumer protections cover you? We consider this question in today's podcast, based on some of our business experiences. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeeker…
 
In this episode we talk about the tendency in tech to try to re-invent things that don't really need re-inventing. This seems especially prevalent in the automotive industry... VW & Tesla we're looking at you! Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I earn f…
 
In this episode we are talking about the possibility of stalkers abusing Apple's AirTags, and considering whether it's a specific flaw in Apple's design, or just a problem generally with these types of devices. We also talk about Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition and Pete does the worst ever jingle for the Rumour Mill. Merch: https://shop…
 
Season 3 opens with a discussion on the state of the video game collector market... what's the reason for these crazy prices? Is there a scam happening? We also present highlights from CES where Intel, AMD, nVidia and Qualcomm all announced new chips aimed squarely at Apple's M1! Check out Karl Jobst's brilliant content on the video game scam: http…
 
In this podcast episode we take a look at Apple’s announced self service repair scheme, where customers can obtain Apple parts and tools in order to repair their own iPhones, and eventually Macs. Is this a step in the right direction? Is it just a PR exercise? Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgee…
 
Which Apple Silicon Mac should you buy. How much RAM should you spec with your M1, M1 Pro or M1 Max computer? In this podcast episode we attempt to answer that with a helpful buyers guide. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purcha…
 
In this podcast episode we are asking the inevitable question about the future of x86. Given the outstanding performance of M1, M1 PRO and M1 MAX, is x86 doomed to extinction, or is there some life in the beast yet? Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I …
 
In this week's podcast, we get Pete's live first impressions of the new MacBook Pro, and we compare his 6-core Intel i7 model to the new M1 Pro model. Merch: https://shop.constantgeekery.com Main channel: https://www.youtube.com/constantgeekery AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases ==================================…
 
In this podcast episode we preview the Apple Mac event, which is widely expected to be the 12th October 2021 (at time of publishing). We're expecting new MacBook Pro 14" and MacBook Pro 16" models: what new features are we hoping for, and what are we expecting Apple to deliver. How much will these new models cost? The Mac Event discussion begins at…
 
In this episode we round up the week's tech news and rumours, including satellite messaging on the iPhone 13 and the new Apple Watch 7. Our main topics are: Intel's new Arc GPUs - will it bring competition for AMD and nVidia? and; we look at claims SSD manufacturers are switching cheaper components onto their drives once they've had favourable perf…
 
Apple's announcement that it will scan images on iPhones for matches with known child abuse images has been pretty polarising. Many view this is a fantastic step, and many think that it sets precedents for privacy issues. In this episode we discuss the issue from various angles and perspectives. We also discuss vapourware and Pete tells some awful …
 
In this episode we discuss what needs to happen in the PC hardware and software arena before PCs can compete on equal footing with Apple's M1 Macs (for power consumption, thermals, and all-round good performance). Will Qualcomm and Microsoft be able to work together to bring some competition to Apple Silicon?…
 
In this episode we talk about the things we love about the iPad, share a bit of news and some pretty awful jokes. Cheap Apple stuff can be found here: AMAZON LINKS - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases ============================================================== Apple Store on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3sj94B2​ ( UK: https://amz…
 
In this podcast we take a brief look at Razer's hardware announcements from E3 2021, including a beast of a new Razer Blade 14" and their smart new GaN Charger. We also take the time to look at where we are in the Apple Silicon transition... since Apple didn't think it was important enough to warrant a mention at WWDC21!…
 
In this episode, we show how taking risks can pay off when it comes to getting tech for cheap! We talk a little more about the iPad as a laptop replacement, offer some thoughts on the Epic vs Apple lawsuit, and perhaps most importantly, get an update on Pete's dog-chewed Apple pencil. We also rant a little about UPS and poor courier service and FIN…
 
In this episode: we discuss some of the issues which are still unresolved on the M1 Macs; talk about how small YouTube channels get products for review, and; we look ahead to WWDC 2021 and the Apple Keynote on 7 June 2021 - which hardware and software releases are we expecting? Will there be new iMacs, new MacBook Pros or new iPad Pros? Will there …
 
In this podcast episode, we discuss Intel's publication of their strategy to increase silicon production, start their 7nm process, and generally catch up with the competition. We also talk about the possible release of a new iMac soon... ...and Pete consumes something very disgusting indeed.By Constant Geekery
 
In this week's podcast episode, we reminisce about simple times in the world of computing - can you believe it has been 40 years since the introduction of Sinclair's ZX81? A game changing machine that brought home computing to the masses, and spawned the even more popular ZX Spectrum. Without these computers, things might have been very different! …
 
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