The Essential Apple Podcast

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S1E298 - Essential Apple Podcast 298: Duck Down!
2d ago
S1E298 - Essential Apple Podcast 298: Duck Down!
Nick visits Everything Electric, the Duck is downed, Apple buys all the 2nm, explains (sort of) what went wrong with the “deleted” photos, ICQ is shutting down, and a 1994 PowerBook rises from the grave... All this and more on this week’s Essential Apple! MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK simply visit missiontoseafarers.org. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 26th May 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE WWDC 2024 to reportedly showcase Project Greymatter, Apple's idea of AI for the masses – iMoreApple reportedly seeks to lock out its competitors from TSMC's 2nm process – PC GamermacOS 15 said to bring big UI design changes – BGRApple explains the strange iOS 17.5 bug that made photos reappear – [TechRadar]](https://www.techradar.com/phones/iphone/apple-explains-the-strange-ios-175-bug-that-made-photos-reappear)Here’s why deleted iPhone photos returned to some iOS devices – The Verge TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Microsoft outage affects Bing, Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT – The VergeVK announces ICQ (I Seek You) will hit end-of-support in June 26 – Windows Central SECURITY & PRIVACY Apple's Wi-Fi location data could allow people to be tracked… – iMore WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS iPhones Pause MagSafe Charging During Continuity Camera – TidBITS JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast The TinyPod turns the Apple Watch into a hybrid iPod-iPhone gadget – TechRadarApple's 1994 PowerBook 520C rises from the grave with iPad display and i5 internals – Tom’s Hardware Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E297 - Essential Apple Podcast 297: iPads and other things
5d ago
S1E297 - Essential Apple Podcast 297: iPads and other things
Another week, another show, and Simon and Nick consider do iPad Pros need to do more? Should Apple perhaps differentiate the Pros with their own OS? Also Apple announce a slew of new accessibility features, and are sorry that the “Crush” ad upset some people... MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK simply visit missiontoseafarers.org. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 19th May 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE Apple quietly promoted an excellent iPhone feature I never knew existed – ZdnetOne Powerful MacBook Pro Feature The New iPad Pro Can Never Match – ForbesApple Vision Pro set to launch in Canada, Australia, the UK, and others – Apple PostApple’s New iOS Accessibility Innovations Poised To Fulfill Unmet Needs – ForbesiOS 18: Vehicle Motion Cues might reduce motion sickness in cars – BGRiPad Pro 2024 teardown video reveals some of Apple's internal design changes – TechRadarApple Pencil Pro shadow shows tool user selects – Cult of MacApple Apologized for Its 'Crush' Ad. Steve Jobs Would be So Disappointed – Inc6 M4 iPad Pro features Apple didnt tell you about – BGR TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Look who else is getting out of the self-driving car business – Apple 3.0 SECURITY & PRIVACY Some iPhone Users Say 'Allow Apps to Request to Track' Toggle is Disabled (Fixed) – MacRumorsiOS 17.5 Bug May Also Resurface Deleted Photos on Wiped, Sold Devices – MacRumorsApple's iOS 17.5 photo resurfacing bug just got a whole lot more serious – iMore VINNE & THE SQUIRRELS VS THE ANALYSTS Siri could get a more conversational voice in iOS 18 – Cult of Mac WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS How to Use Your iPad as a Second Screen for Your Mac – iDrop NewsHow to see every WWDC session since 2000 – Apple Insider Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do.Essential Apple Podcast 293: Where goes A.I.? Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E296 - Essential Apple Podcast 296: Yeah - M4 Baby!
May 17 2024
S1E296 - Essential Apple Podcast 296: Yeah - M4 Baby!
So Apple had an event... and unsurprisingly it was about iPads, and how! Also the rumoured M4 arrived (in a bit of a change of habit for Apple and how they usually do these things). Nick and Simon take a look at what was what, and have their tuppence worth of say (that’s 2c to those of you who don’t understand “old money” LSD, That’s Pounds, Shillings and Pence people, not an halluinogenic). MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK simply visit missiontoseafarers.org. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 12th May 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE Apple insider reveals who could replace Tim Cook as CEO – iMoreReport says WWDC 2024 will bring visionOS 2.0 and international Vision Pro launch – iMoreiPad Pro with M4 chip boasts impressive performance jump compared to M3 – 9to5MacApples new iPad Pro is a fascinating fusion of processor and design – CreativeBloqLatest iPad launch was marred by one big mistake. Heres how Apple can fix it – ZdnetWhy Apple’s ‘Crush’ ad is so misguided – TechCrunch Siri in iOS 18 rumored to be 'more conversational and versatile' thanks to AI – TechRadarHow Did Siri Get Its Name? – Mental FlossApple Vision Pro surgery: Watch a doctor use it in surgery – BGRPSA: New iPads won’t include stickers in the box – 9to5Mac TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Ray-Ban Meta glasses reinforce my belief in future Apple Glasses – [9to5Mac]((https://9to5mac.com/2024/05/10/ray-ban-meta-glasses-review-2/)Android Find My Device: what is Googles new tracking network and how does it work? – TechRadar SECURITY & PRIVACY Apple Addresses Critical Security Vulnerability For Windows 10 And 11 – [Forbes] WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS How to Record a Phone Call on iPhone – LifeWireNick’s 7-in-1 pen/multitool thingy – Gift & Gadget Shop Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do.Essential Apple Podcast 293: Where goes A.I.? Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E295 - Essential Apple Podcast 295: TikTok is on the Clock
May 17 2024
S1E295 - Essential Apple Podcast 295: TikTok is on the Clock
Late again, really must do better - but this is what we thought might come out of the Let Loose event which was due in a couple of days when we recorded this, and as ever plenty of other stuff from down the rabbit warren... MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK simply visit missiontoseafarers.org. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 5th May 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE Ctrl+Alt+Del: Slow down Apple, it's too early for an M4 chip – TrustedReviewsMore details of the AI upgrades heading to iOS 18 have leaked – TechRadarApple boss says it has "advantages that will differentiate" its AI push – iMoreiPhone 16 – how Apple can make this year's phone a must-have upgrade – Tom's Guide via Apple NewsFormer Apple Employees Found a Startup that Focuses on Safeguarding iOS Devices – Craving Tech TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Review: Rabbit R1 – WIRED UKTesla Recalls Cybertruck Over Faulty Pedals—Its Worst Flaw Yet – WiredByteDance would rather shut TikTok down than sell it, according to Reuters. – The Verge SECURITY & PRIVACY Apple @ Work: How is passkey usage changing user behavior? – 9to5Mac WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS Former Apple employee shares 7 iPhone tips they should tell you when you buy the phone – BGR Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E294 - Essential Apple Podcast 294: New iPads incoming?
May 12 2024
S1E294 - Essential Apple Podcast 294: New iPads incoming?
Essential Apple Podcast 294: New iPads incoming? Yes this one is obscenely late and Simon can only plead “life events” sorry! Simon and Nick meander around a variety of stories, and some of them even have to do with Apple and the news stories when this was recorded... MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK simply visit missiontoseafarers.org. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 24th April 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE Apple announces special event for May 7: Let Loose – 9to5MacApple TV+'s biggest new sci-fi series gets a major boost from Masters of the Air – T3Apple releases new family of Open-source Efficient Language Models – 9to5MacApple Store clearance sale get these refurb M2 and M3 Macs on sale – Tom’s Guide TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus may be the laptop chip of Intel and Apple's Nightmares – TechRadarSnapdragon X Plus vs Apple M3: Worth the wait? – Trusted ReviewsIs the Arm version of Windows ready for its close-up? – Ars Technica Comments on AI and creativity from Wonder Dynamics’ co-founders, Tye Sheridan and Nikola Todorovic – The Vergecast SECURITY & PRIVACY Apple @ Work: Over 52% of workers try to memorize and reuse the same password – 9to5Mac WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS Do you hate the new YouTube screensavers on Apple TV? Here's how to turn them off – iMoreYou can still buy the M1 MacBook Air (cheaper than ever) – Digital Trends Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E293 - Essential Apple Podcast 293: Where goes A.I.?
Apr 16 2024
S1E293 - Essential Apple Podcast 293: Where goes A.I.?
After a bit of a cock up last week which was completely Simon’s fault (and he’s very very sorry about it) Simon does a solo show because Nick is otherwise engaged... Simon has thoughts on AI after more adventures with generative tools, fun tunes from Suno, some with lyrics by Simon, Copilot generated images (some with AI weirdness) and a whip around some of the news stories... MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK simply visit missiontoseafarers.org. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 14th April 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube AI – Tunes, Images and Thoughts Making Music with Suno.ai and images from Copilot Designer You can find all my AI music hereBest place to look at my AI images is in the Slack APPLE Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference returns June 10, 2024 – AppleThe first gaming emulators are now on the iOS App Store and one has already been pulled – TechRadarApple Vietnam operations expanded, in Chinese diversification – 9to5MacHow to edit PDF files on Mac: Pixelmator Pro is the easiest way – BGRApples Self Service Repair Program Will Finally Let You Use Second Hand Parts – TechPPApple's iOS 17.4 browser choice is under fire, despite increased adoption increases – iMoreApple quietly added Qi2 charging to the iPhone 12 – The Verge SECURITY & PRIVACY iPhone Lockdown Mode explained as mercenary spyware attacks target users – Lad Bible VINNE & THE SQUIRRELS VS THE ANALYSTS Apple's M4 plans could make the latest MacBooks outdated already – TechRadar WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS How To Reduce Photo File Sizes On Your iPhone – SlashGearFix ‘Cannot Be Opened Because the Developer Cannot Be Verified’ Error on Mac – TechPPHow to Remove Line Under Battery on iPhone – TechPP JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast 'I bought fake Apple Airpods on Amazon - I was shocked at what actually arrived' – The MirrorNewer AirPod 2 and AirPod Pro ones still available on Amazon! Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E292 - Essential Apple Podcast 292: AI image search with CYME
Mar 29 2024
S1E292 - Essential Apple Podcast 292: AI image search with CYME
This week Simon and Nick are joined by Mattieu Kopp co-founder and CTO of CYME.io, makers of Avalanche (a tool for migrating photo libraries from App to App), plus Peakto, Find My Snaps, and since we recorded this Peakto for Lightroom, which are amazing AI/ML powered tools for searching and organising your photos in clever and interesting ways. After discussing that they all take a wander through some of the news from the week, including an M series chip flaw and a medical world’s first. MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Rev. Andrew Dotchin Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK and would like to help, simply visit missiontoseafarers.org and make a donation. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 10th March 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube MATTHIEU KOPP Links to all their product info, socials and blog at CYME.io APPLE United States v. Apple (Complaint) – Hardcore SoftwareU.S. versus Apple: A first reaction – Six ColorsVarious comments by John Gruber – Daring Fireball Here's why Apple is negotiating with Google on AI partnership – iMoreApple 'accidentally' updates every AirTag in the world at the same time – iMoreEntertainment expert claims "nobody's watching Apple TV Plus" – [iMore]What's a Steve Jobs signed business card worth? How about $181,183 – 9to5Mac TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Pig kidney transplanted into living person for first time – CNNWatch This Humanoid Robot Talk and Complete Tasks Thanks to OpenAI Tech – PC Mag SECURITY & PRIVACY Vulnerability found in Apples Silicon M-series chips – and it cant be fixed – MashableThere’s a vulnerability in Apple’s Mac chips –and the fix might be as bad as the flaw – MSNUnpatchable vulnerability discovered in Apple M1, M2 and M3 chips – Tom’s Guide JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast Check Out This Functional 3D Printed Macintosh – MacRumors Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E291 - Essential Apple Podcast 291: WWW is 35 years old!
Mar 26 2024
S1E291 - Essential Apple Podcast 291: WWW is 35 years old!
On this show: the World Wide Web turned 35, Nick still has hacker issues, Sonoma bugs, Vision Pro used in neuro surgery, hints that Apple are ramping up on their AI works and more. As ever Simon and Nick have a natter about it all. MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Rev. Andrew Dotchin Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK and would like to help, simply visit missiontoseafarers.org and make a donation. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 10th March 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE The World Wide Web just turned 35 years — and please, stop calling it the Internet – TechRadarVision Pro used in surgery for the first time "to eliminate human error“ – 9to5MacApple reports AI training breakthrough – Philip Elmer‑DeWittApple buys startup DarwinAI, adds staff to its AI division, Bloomberg reports – ReutersA wrinkle in lawmakers’ plans for TikTok: Finding a willing buyer – CNNNew macOS Sonoma update is reportedly taking down printers as well as USB Hubs – TechRadarOracle Warns macOS 14.4 Can Cause Java to Terminate Unexpectedly – MacRumorsApple is now assembling the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 in Brazil – 9to5MaciOS 18 could bring hearing aid functionality to AirPods Pro – Cult of MacLeaked Apple roadmap hints at iPhone SE 4, foldable iPhone, and AR glasses – TechRadarApple developed chip equivalent to four M2 Ultras for Apple Car – 9to5MacBuilding Under Regulation – Hardcore Software by Steven Sinofsky SECURITY & PRIVACY GarageBand update comes with an important security patch – 9to5MacDo an iPhone's 'Journaling Suggestions' Settings Reveal Your Name and Location? – Snopes WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS How to Fix iPhone Messages Indexing [2024] – TechPP Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E290 - Essential Apple Podcast 290: Spats, Hacks & A.I.
Mar 11 2024
S1E290 - Essential Apple Podcast 290: Spats, Hacks & A.I.
On the show this time, Nick got hacked! Apple and Epic get into another spat, in which they both came off looking stupid, and childish... Simon and Nick have been playing with A.I. image tools. Apple made modifications to its new EU rules, a man has recovered over 200 Apple Watches from lakes in Illinois and Donny is disappointed in his Zagg pencils for iPads, and of course some other stuff too! MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Rev. Andrew Dotchin Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK and would like to help, simply visit missiontoseafarers.org and make a donation. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 10th March 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE Apple reverses course and clears way for Epic Games to set up rival iPhone app store in Europe – The IndependentM3 MacBook Air has this one major upgrade Apple didn't advertise – Tom's GuideApple confirms the MacBook Air M3 won't be a fingerprint magnet – TechRadar Apple releases MacOS Sonoma 14.4 with a whopping 64 bug fixes – ZDNetApple could be planning a giant, foldable MacBook that doubles as your iPad – TechRadarApple's Box Office Misfires: Are Napoleon, Flower Moon, Argylle Worth it? – VarietyApple’s last-minute App Store changes come with a catch – The VergeWhat’s the most popular Mac in the US? Here’s what one study says – 9to5MacHomePod 17.4 Lets Siri Learn Your Default Music Service – iDrop NewsThere is no excuse for failing to action Spotify HomePod support – 9to5Mac Alternative iOS App Stores Only Work for 'Grace Period' When Traveling – MacRumorsApple removes big barrier for rival iPhone app stores – Cult of Mac TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Google is following Apple's lead by adding new developer fees in the EU – EngadgetWhy the hell would Google promise seven years of updates? – Android Central WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS This Simple Trick Helps Stop Your iPhone Apps Tracking You – Living EtcI review laptops for a living and this is now the MacBook I recommend – Tom’s GuideZagg Pencil wears out in a day – Donny in the Slackroom JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast Over 200 Apple Watches recovered from Illinois lakes by metal detectorist – 9to5MacColorware delivers a retro makeover with limited edition 'Apple Number 2 Pencil' – 9to5Mac Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E289 - Essential Apple Podcast 289: So long Apple car… We never knew you at all!
Mar 9 2024
S1E289 - Essential Apple Podcast 289: So long Apple car… We never knew you at all!
This week Simon has a new microphone so hopefully the sound will be a little better. Meanwhile apparently the “Titan has Fallen”, the Apple car project is “officially” dead, Vision Pro returns are no worse than any other Apple product, there is new Post Quantum crytographic protection coming for iMessage, and more! Simon and Nick set to and try to make sense of it all... MISSION TO SEAFARERS APPEAL The Mission to Seafarers is looking for donations of old, but working, smartphones and internet capable tablets to give seafarers far from home a way to talk to friends and familyIf you have any old smartphones or tablets cluttering your cupboard and drawers why not donate them to this worthy cause? If you are in the UK contact Rev. Andrew Dotchin Vicar@felixparish.com or your nearest Mission to Seafarers Centre, or if you live outside the UK and would like to help, simply visit missiontoseafarers.org and make a donation. Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter! Recorded 3rd March 2024 On this week's show NICK RILEY Spligosh in the SlackSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE The Apple Car project is reportedly dead – EngadgetCrash of the Titan: a short history of Apple’s doomed car project – The VergeApple Car project cost Apple $10 billion over a decade of work – AppleInsiderIn loving memory of the Apple Car – Creative Bloq Apple Vision Pro return rate is about the same as the iPhone 15 Pro – AppleInsiderApple TV+ to get the most exciting sci-fi TV series to be greenlit in years – T3.comApple Wont Remove Home Screen Web Apps From iOS After All – PC Mag UKApple Adds M3 Macs to Its Do-It-Yourself Repair Program – iDrop NewsRidley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ movie is now streaming on Apple TV+ – 9to5MacApple ID could get a branding makeover to Apple Account – Cult of MacGurman: No Apple Event Planned for Upcoming iPads and Macs – MacRumorsApple hit with class action lawsuit over iCloud’s 5GB limit – 9to5MacZoom Pulls the Plug on Older Versions of iOS – PC Mag UKNetflix Subscribers Can No Longer Pay Through Apple’s App Store – MacTrast TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Windows 11 borrowing Apple’s ‘iPhone as a webcam’ feature for Android – 9to5MacNo physical buttons, but the bottom of the trackpad still clicks.Tap-drag to drag*.Three finger swipe up reveals all windows and desktops.*The the tap-drag gesture is tragically flawed, however, as it does not have any form of drag lock, so you have to be able to complete the drag in the available area of the trackpad. Which is nowhere near as big as Apple’s. SECURITY & PRIVACY Blog - iMessage with PQ3: The new state of the art in quantum-secure messaging at scale – Apple Dougee Says: iMessage lacked post-compromise security. In the Signal protocol, your communication keys are constantly updated and “ratcheted” forwards. This means that a compromised phone/backup won’t be useful for long. You’ll replace the stolen keys within a few minutes. In iMessage this wasn’t true: public keys were long-lived. The new update adds periodic rekeying using elliptic curve cryptography, to ensure that compromised keys quickly become useless, both in the future and for decrypting past messages. This closes an important threat vector. Along with key transparency, this makes iMessage a state-of-the-art cryptographic protocol. Even with those improvements, the remaining problem is that elliptic curve crypto is not secure against future quantum computing advances. This doesn’t matter today, but if such computers are built in the future, they could be used to decrypt past conversations. So Apple has made two changes in this update. Frequent elliptic curve rekeying. Second “post quantum secure” algorithm: Kyber. This algorithm rekeys as well, but a little less frequently. (This is because Kyber cophertexts are much bigger and “eat” more space on the wire.) An important note here is that the two main encryption algorithms are arranged into a “combiner”: this means that as long as one algorithm remains secure, nobody should be able to break the encryption. This means Apple gets the safety of elliptic curves today, plus PQC in the future (maybe.) Ok, so what? You might point out that this is overkill. Quantum computers are years away, and key compromise is rare. So why should I care about this? The answer is you probably don’t need to care. It is overkill. But sometimes overkill sends a useful message, one that should be heard by people who aren’t technical at all. VINNE & THE SQUIRRELS VS THE ANALYSTS Forget the M3 and A17 Pro, Apple might already be designing chips using 2nm – iMoreNew Apple Watch bands tipped for Spring launch iOS 17.4 code reveals... – iMore WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS 10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Week's iOS 17.4 Update – MacRumors JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time – MacRumors Essential Apple Recommended Services: All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.AnonAddy – Disposable email addressesSudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing. Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion. Social Media and Slack You can follow us on: Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.