Manage episode 238224317 series 2498254
Recorded 14th July 2019
This week Apple announced new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, but killed the MacBook... also they cut prices on SSD BTO upgrades (Yay) but not RAM (Boo. Rumours that they’re going to drop the butterfly keyboard are got stronger and more plausible. Tech pundits declared this year’s iPhones boring and ugly and are only interested in rumours about 2020 iPhones. And we talk about “chiplets” and why the industry is saying they are the way forward for silicon. In other news Facebook got fined $5 billion (like they care...) and a French guy on a flyboard was the highlight of the Bastille Day Parade!
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On this week’s show:
- On Twitter as @Macparrot and @VertShark
- Co-host of the MyMac show
- Mac to the Future and Guy’s Daily Drive on YouTube
- All his stuff is now at vertshark.com
- Apple Revamps MacBook Lineup – Daring Fireball
- Apple makes huge cuts to SSD upgrade pricing for Macs – Cult of Mac
- Unconfirmed reports suggest Apple has killed AR glasses project (updated) – VentureBeat
- Apple's AR glasses could help visually impaired see the full picture – AppleInsider
- Hulu Re-Enables 4K Streaming For Chromecast Ultra And Apple TV – Ubergizmo
- For developers. Apple made available searchable transcript for WWDC 2019 videos – Apple
- Mike Bombich tech note on the new read only Catalina system drive and how it is made to work... Bombich
- Chiplets Are Both Solution to and Symptom of a Larger Problem – ExtremeTech
- Intel Highlights Chiplet Advances – Techpinions
- No, 5G isn't going to make your 4G LTE phone obsolete – CNET
- For a really good discussion on these subjects listen to the Techpinions Podcast
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- A good reason for using a reputable VPN that you can trust – VPNPro
- 22 VPN Services to Protect Your Privacy – Search Encrypt Blog
- TrickBot returns with new attack that compromised 250 million email addresses – Digital Trends
- A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam – Wired
- Microsoft Issues Warning For 50M Windows 10 Users – Forbes
- Microsoft Confirms Windows 'Great Duke Of Hell' Malware Attack – Forbes
- Facebook 'to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal' – BBC News
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Wireless Flight Adapter Bluetooth 5 Audio Transmitter for Headphones
- AirFly Bluetooth Audio Adapter Review by Sandy Foster – Podfeet Podcasts
- The Apple Watch Series 3 just had £200 lopped off its price on this limited time deal – TrustedReviews
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- Bastille Day: Flyboard takes part in military display – BBC News
- Goodbye Aberration: Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem – PetaPixel
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