Essential Apple Podcast 138: Pre WWDC Limbo

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Recorded 2nd June 2019

This week I am joined by Suffolk Pete (@Hermboy) in what is an odd sort of Limbo - we are recording this the day before WWDC, but it's unlikely the show will be posted until after. So although we talk a little about WWDC we try not to make it the main point of discussion so we don't just make ourselves look silly.

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On this week’s show:

SUFFOLK PETE

  • @Hermboy on Twitter very occasionally.

APPLE

  • WWDC - Mac Pro? iOS 13, macOS 10.15, iTunes breakup, Marzipan...
  • The new Mac Pro is Apple’s chance to make a PC – The Verge
  • Apple Marzipan will bring iPhone apps to your Mac: Everything you should know – CNet
  • An original Apple I built into a briefcase just sold for nearly $500k – Tech Crunch
  • Apple releases new iPod touch featuring A10 Fusion chip, 256 GB storage option – 9to5 Mac
  • Apple Expected to Remove 3D Touch From All 2019 iPhones in Favor of Haptic Touch – Mac Rumors
  • Apple Wipes iTunes Pages on Facebook and Instagram Ahead of WWDC – Mac Rumors
  • Apple increases iPhone cellular download limit from 150 MB to 200 MB – 9to5 Mac

TECHNOLOGY

  • Huawei CEO says China shouldn't punish Apple – CNN
  • Facebook's engagement is sinking with no end in sight – Mashable
  • Laptops are getting weird and wonderful again – The Verge
    • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know – CNet

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • Older versions of Windows have critical vulnerability, should be updated ASAP– Digital Trends
  • 1Password on Mac Updated With Easier and Smarter Drag-and-Drop Password Functionality – Mac Rumors
  • Flipboard database hacks exposed users' account information – CNet
  • Slack, WhatsApp, Snapchat And Ghost Protocol All Security Risks, Says Wickr CTO – Forbes
  • Tech companies and security experts pan U.K.’s encryption backdoor proposal – Digital Trends

WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS

  • Alfred 4 brings Dark Mode, Rich Text expansion, and more to the powerful macOS productivity app – 9to5 Mac
  • Elecjet launches AnyWatt USB-C MagSafe adapter for old MacBook/Apple display chargers – 9to5 Mac

JUST A SNIPPET

For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Finally, IISc team confirms breakthrough in superconductivity at room temperature – The Hindu

Nemo’s Hardware Store

  • No store this week as John is travelling

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