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The Essential Apple Podcast

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An Apple based podcast covering the last 7 - 10 days in the world of Apple news, reviews, rumours, roundups, guides and anything else that catches our eyes in the world of tech.

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S1E256 - Essential Apple Podcast 256: What things may come
Jun 6 2022
S1E256 - Essential Apple Podcast 256: What things may come
Just Nick and Simon this week, and apologies for last week - we delayed recording by an hour for reasons and in that hour Simon nodded off... Anyway WWDC is ahead and although we tend to avoid rumours we might speculate a little on what my lie ahead and maybe what we’d like to see GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 29th May 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube JAMES ORMISTON MacJim in the SlackAlso on Flickr as Ormie (O)Has videos on Vimeo APPLE Only three Macs available for immediate shipping from Apple – 9to5MacApple Podcasts gains storage clean-up tools, support for annual subscriptionsj, more – [TechCrunch] ( offers to work alongside filmmakers to improve Final Cut Pro – CultofMacEU Planning to Force Apple to Give Developers Access to All Hardware – CultofMacFCC filings reveal Apple's mysterious 'Network Adapter' that runs iOS – 9to5Mac Apple's Mystery 'Network Adapter' Found in FCC Filing Likely for Internal Use Only – MacRumors Guest drops Apple Watch on Disney World ride, claims $40,000 in fraudulent credit card charges – 9to5Mac‘RealityOS’ trademark suggests possible WWDC announcement – [The Apple Post] ( of iPad floating app windows shows up in Apple WebKit – Cult of MacApple expands Cork campus in Ireland - 9to5MacReport: Apple tells suppliers it wants to expand manufacturing outside China – 9to5Mac TECHNOLOGY A New Enzyme Found in Compost Just Set a Speed Record For Breaking Down Plastic – Science AlertAmazon Freevee Launches on Apple TV – Variety Researchers Power an ARM Processor for a Year Using Algae – PCMagScientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries Lasting 1,000's of Years – Brighter Side of News SECURITY & PRIVACY You Can Block Those Annoying Cookie Banners on Every Website – [LifeHacker] ( Researchers demonstrate how to install malware on iPhone after it's switched off – IT PROProtonMail is rebranding and adding a lot more storage to all its plans –EngadgetDuckDuckGo browser allows Microsoft trackers due to search agreement – BleepingComputer WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS Cleanup.pictures: How to Easily to Remove Objects From Your Photos – PetaPixel'Music MiniPlayer' for Mac offers iTunes 10 nostalgia with modern twists – 9to5MacYour iPhone Has a Secret Setting That Makes Your Voice Sound Clearer – GearPatrolHow to fix System Data filling your iPhones storage – AppleInsider JUST A SNIPPET **For things that are not worth more than a flypast++ Britain’s first fully solar-powered plane takes off – TelegraphApple Fans Will Be Powerless to Resist This Mini Macintosh USB-C Charger – Gizmodo 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E256 - Essential Apple Podcast 256: What things may come
Jun 6 2022
S1E256 - Essential Apple Podcast 256: What things may come
Just Nick and Simon this week, and apologies for last week - we delayed recording by an hour for reasons and in that hour Simon nodded off... Anyway WWDC is ahead and although we tend to avoid rumours we might speculate a little on what my lie ahead and maybe what we’d like to see GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 29th May 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube JAMES ORMISTON MacJim in the SlackAlso on Flickr as Ormie (O)Has videos on Vimeo APPLE Only three Macs available for immediate shipping from Apple – 9to5MacApple Podcasts gains storage clean-up tools, support for annual subscriptionsj, more – [TechCrunch] ( offers to work alongside filmmakers to improve Final Cut Pro – CultofMacEU Planning to Force Apple to Give Developers Access to All Hardware – CultofMacFCC filings reveal Apple's mysterious 'Network Adapter' that runs iOS – 9to5Mac Apple's Mystery 'Network Adapter' Found in FCC Filing Likely for Internal Use Only – MacRumors Guest drops Apple Watch on Disney World ride, claims $40,000 in fraudulent credit card charges – 9to5Mac‘RealityOS’ trademark suggests possible WWDC announcement – [The Apple Post] ( of iPad floating app windows shows up in Apple WebKit – Cult of MacApple expands Cork campus in Ireland - 9to5MacReport: Apple tells suppliers it wants to expand manufacturing outside China – 9to5Mac TECHNOLOGY A New Enzyme Found in Compost Just Set a Speed Record For Breaking Down Plastic – Science AlertAmazon Freevee Launches on Apple TV – Variety Researchers Power an ARM Processor for a Year Using Algae – PCMagScientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries Lasting 1,000's of Years – Brighter Side of News SECURITY & PRIVACY You Can Block Those Annoying Cookie Banners on Every Website – [LifeHacker] ( Researchers demonstrate how to install malware on iPhone after it's switched off – IT PROProtonMail is rebranding and adding a lot more storage to all its plans –EngadgetDuckDuckGo browser allows Microsoft trackers due to search agreement – BleepingComputer WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS Cleanup.pictures: How to Easily to Remove Objects From Your Photos – PetaPixel'Music MiniPlayer' for Mac offers iTunes 10 nostalgia with modern twists – 9to5MacYour iPhone Has a Secret Setting That Makes Your Voice Sound Clearer – GearPatrolHow to fix System Data filling your iPhones storage – AppleInsider JUST A SNIPPET **For things that are not worth more than a flypast++ Britain’s first fully solar-powered plane takes off – TelegraphApple Fans Will Be Powerless to Resist This Mini Macintosh USB-C Charger – Gizmodo 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Essential Apple Podcast 255A: We just “ramble on”
May 22 2022
Essential Apple Podcast 255A: We just “ramble on”
This is the second part of EAP 255 - Im putting it out as bonus content because it's just Nick and Jim and myself wittering on about stuff that has nothing at all to do with Apple - so if you want Apple related stuff feel free to skip over this and not worry you missed anything!!! GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 15th May 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube JAMES ORMISTON MacJim in the SlackAlso on Flickr as Ormie (O)Has videos on Vimeo 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E255 - Essential Apple Podcast 255: So long iPods… We knew you well
May 21 2022
S1E255 - Essential Apple Podcast 255: So long iPods… We knew you well
Yes, last week was a desert for news after the glut of the week of EAP 254 - also Simon felt a bit under the weather so we decided to take a raincheck... But as ever you can’t keep a “good” podcast down so just like the excellent Mac&Forth, Simon, Nick and Jim are also back to fill your ears with inane chatter and “informed” opinions on what went on in the world of Apple and Tech GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 15th May 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube JAMES ORMISTON MacJim in the SlackAlso on Flickr as Ormie (O)Has videos on Vimeo APPLE The music lives on – AppleApple Discontinues iPod Touch – MacRumorsiPod Touch Completely Sold Out in Apple's US Store – MacRumorsYou can no longer buy the iPod touch from Apple in the US – Cult of MacRIP iPod: A Look Back at Apple's Iconic Music Player Over the Years – MacRumorsA Visual History of the Apple iPod – PCMag UK I Invited Tim Cook to Speak At My Graduation. He Gave Me This Advice – Elite DailyTim Cook delivers commencement address at Gallaudet University, highlights accessibility– 9to5Mac Kuo: New Apple TV to Launch in Second Half of 2022, Lower Price Possible – MacRumorsApple @ Work: Apple is building a feature to install non-App Store apps – 9to5MaciPhone supplier Pegatron issues production warning over COVID lockdowns – AppleInsiderApple Accidentally Leaks Surprise Upgrades In New iPhone Release – ForbesAbandoned apps policy could see one-third of apps removed from App Store and Google Play – 9to5MacNon-pro look at the entry-level 14-inch MacBook Pro – 9to5MacIm a die-hard Windows fan, but the M1 Mac Mini converted me – DigitalTrends TECHNOLOGY Google is dropping the headphone jack from its Pixel phones – Business InsiderApple CarPlay Workaround for Tesla Vehicles Now Available to Download – MacRumors SECURITY & PRIVACY Warnings issued over ‘New Profile Pic’ app that may send your personal data to Russia – NBC2Some top 100,000 websites collect everything you type - before you hit submit – ArsTechnica WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS Harvard scientists discover the cause of multiple sclerosis – Brighter Side of NewsHow to see where 5G is available near you using Speedtest on iOS – Mashable 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E254 - Essential Apple Podcast 254: All the news that’s fit to print…
May 10 2022
S1E254 - Essential Apple Podcast 254: All the news that’s fit to print…
Sorry this one is a bit late, there’s a lot of real life stuff going on. Anyway Nick and I get together again to mull over the week in Apple incuding of course another record quarter results. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 2nd May 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE Apple Reports Second Quarter Results – AppleApple Q2 2022 results: A record $97 billion quarter – Six ColorsOpinion: iPad sees year-over-year sales decline – I blame iPadOS for that — 9to5Mac Apple and Dell shipments grow but overall PC market shrinks — ZDNetMac shipments grew 8% this year, as leading PC brands saw their own numbers plummet – 9to5Mac iPhone shipments grow while Android tanks — Cult of MacApple now employs Brazilian supplier to build iPhone 13 – AppleInsiderNew Apple AirTag update makes it easier to stop stalkers — BGRApple to bin apps that go three years without updates — The RegisterApple clarifies conditions for App Store app removal, extends update deadline to 90 days — AppleInsider Lawsuit alleges Apple should have to pay damages to consumers for suspending Apple Pay in Russia — 9to5MacApple Launches Self Service Repair Store — Daring FireballApple launches Self Service Repair program for iPhones – AppleInsiderApple's iPhone repair tool kit that it rents is wheeled and weighs 79 pounds — AppleInsider Your iPhone can alert you to breaking glass, smoke alarms and other dangers — Cult of MacApple's Thunderbolt 4 Pro Cable teardown shows why the accessory is expensive — 9to5Mac TECHNOLOGY Qualcomm's M1 Rival to Be Available in PCs by Late 2023 – MacRumorsThis student invention captures harmful car tyre microplastic dust – EuroNews WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS How ILM Brought Boba Fett to Times Square – YouTube JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast If you’re into any of these things, Apple thinks you’re a 'hipster' — Cult of Mac 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E253 - Essential Apple Podcast 253: #StandwithUkraine
Apr 27 2022
S1E253 - Essential Apple Podcast 253: #StandwithUkraine
Nick, Simon and Jim return after an unscheduled hiatus... Such is life! Lots has happened since the last show, including the version of 253 which is now months out of date and I never published! (Might put it out as a bonus at some point). Anyway, we are back to mull over all the usual sorts of things whilst bearing in mind that our friends in the Ukraine are suffering a terrible injustice and human tragedy. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube JAMES ORMISTON MacJim in the SlackAlso on Flickr as Ormie (O)Has videos on Vimeo APPLE Apple Officially Discontinues macOS Server – PC MagApple's biggest supplier makes major Earth Day emissions pledge – iMoreService program for Apple Watch Series 6 blank screen issue – 9to5MacApples chipmaker counting on blazing-fast 2nm processors – Cult of MacApple to scan for nudity in messages with new child safety feature – MetroAndroid loses ground to iOS, but Google still dominates – 9to5Maciodé - The Eco Friendly Smartphone Protecting Your Privacy – iodéPurism Librem 5 – Purism Women in tech report shows that Apple is ahead of the curve – 9to5MacApple Commits to Shareholder-Requested Civil Rights Audit – The Mac ObserverTranscend announces JetDrive Lite 330 1TB SD card – The VergeUSB-C iPhone seems closer than ever after new EU vote on charging standardisation – BGREntertainment Industry Pens Open Letter To Tim Cook Over Final Cut Pro – The Mac ObserverDaVinci Resolve 18 – Blackmagic Design Your Mac has a hidden internet speed test tool – iMore TECHNOLOGY Yorkshire businesses first to trial cost-cutting water pipe broadband – IT ProElon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion – Engadget SECURITY & PRIVACY SimpleLogin joins the Proton family – Simple LoginProtonMail acquires email alias startup SimpleLogin – 9to5Mac JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast Users of iBeer app ‘angered when they did not receive real beer’ – Apple Magazine 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E252 - Essential Apple Podcast 252: A smorgasbord of stories
Feb 12 2022
S1E252 - Essential Apple Podcast 252: A smorgasbord of stories
Nick, Jim and Simon are joined by David Ginsburg of In Touch With iOS, The Mac Show and MacVoices Live to mull over the news of the last couple of weeks including Apple’s earnings, new betas with new features and more... GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 6th February 2022 On this week’s show DAVID GINSBURG David Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.In Touch With iOSYouTube channel@daveg65 on TwitterRegular guest on The Mac ShowRegular panelist on MacVoices Live NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE Apple brought in a record-breaking $123.9 billion in revenue, despite headwinds – EngadgetiOS 15.4 Beta Lets You Use Face ID With a Mask On – MacRumorsApple Rushes Out watchOS 8.4.1 with Undisclosed Bug Fixes – TidBITSiOS 15.4 Will Let EU Residents Add COVID-19 Vaccine Certificates to Wallet – MacRumorsU.S. states, DoJ, and Microsoft declare support for Epic Games – iMoreApple warns macOS Monterey beta testers of FileVault issue – AppleInsiderAirTags with deactivated speakers being sold on eBay and Etsy; seller claims not for stalking – 9to5MacApple explains that Pro Display XDR and MacBook Pro will automatically dim when hot – The Apple PostJudge throws out lawsuit against iPhone's water resistance – Cult of MacApple's $95 Million Settlement Over Refurbished Replacement Devices – MacRumorsApple will charge 27% commission for app purchases made using alternative methods – 9to5MacOneDrive Mac Users Unhappy With Buggy Update That Removes Ability to Keep Files On Device – MacRumorsMicrosoft Responds to OneDrive Mac User Criticism – MacRumors TECHNOLOGY SpaceX reveals $500 monthly 'Premium' Starlink service with speeds up to 500 Mbps – EngadgetGDPR enforcer rules that IAB Europes consent popups are unlawful – Irish Council for Civil LibertiesFujifilm Cameras Have Serious macOS File Issue, Firmware Fix Incoming Soon – PetaPixelIntel Core i9 vs. Apple M1 Max: Which Laptop CPU Is Better? – PCMag SECURITY & PRIVACY Booby-trapped sites delivered potent new backdoor trojan to macOS users – Ars TechnicaCompanies know what you do inside your email inbox. Here’s how to block them. – Washington PostMac malware spreading for ~14 months installs backdoor on infected sysstems.– Ars TechnicaSerious iPhone Warning Issued For A Billion Apple Users – Forbes WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS iBook G3 mod makes the coolest iPad case you'll ever see – Cult of Mac 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E251 - Essential Apple Podcast 251: Talking to Aidan Fitzpatrick of Reincubate
Feb 4 2022
S1E251 - Essential Apple Podcast 251: Talking to Aidan Fitzpatrick of Reincubate
This week Simon is joined by special guest Aidan Fitzpatrick, a serial app inventor and data privacy evangelist who has the distinction of being the first to “crack the code” on creating technology so people could recover their lost Apple data (neatly thwarting the FBI’s early requests for a back door access). His efforts in social impact technology and app and data creation has earned him England’s highest technology honor from the Queen of England, the Queen’s award, twice. He’s been an invited speaker for Google, Snap and a host of other technology leaders and his most recent app, Camo, is revolutionizing how people engage in virtual meetings, streaming and content creation. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 31st January 2022 On this week’s show AIDAN FITZPATRICK @afit on TwitterCEO of ReincubateCreator of Camoand iPhone Backup Extractor2x Winner of the Queen’s award 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E250 - Essential Apple Podcast 250: Runaway vacuums and more
Jan 26 2022
S1E250 - Essential Apple Podcast 250: Runaway vacuums and more
We’re back! There’s not a huge amount of Apple news but some tech stuff did catch our eye. Lawmakers gonna legislate, UK Gov plans anti encryption PR and the Data Watchdog says that’s stupid. A couple of stories literally arrive while record... and a cheeky little robot vacuum cleaner makes a break for fresh pastures! Meanwhile Nick and Simon try and make sense of it. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 23rd January 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube APPLE T-Mobile begins blocking iPhone users from enabling iCloud Private Relay in the US – 9to5MacT-Mobile says it has not broadly blocked iCloud Private Relay – 9to5Mac Woman sentenced to prison for stealing 3,000 iPods intended for studen... – EngadgetPossibility of huge changes to App Store as US antitrust bill proceeds to committee – 9to5MacApple's US Education Store Now Requires Institution Verification to Buy Discounted Products – MacRumorsApple Walks Back UNiDAYS Verification Requirement for U.S. Education Store – MacRumors Safari bug leaks your browsing activity and Google account detailsSafari bug leaks your browsing activity and Google account details – Cult of MacApple is fixing the dangerous Safari bug that can leak your history – Mashable TECHNOLOGY Gran becomes first patient to be fitted with bionic eye in science breakthrough – The MirrorMan gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant – BBC SECURITY & PRIVACY macOS, Windows, Linux all targeted by new cross-platform exploit – AppleInsider“SysJoker” backdoor revealed after going undetected on Windows, Linux, and macOS for several months – Wccftech UK Government Readies Anti-Encryption Publicity Campaign to 'Keep Children Safe' Online – MacRumorsEncryption: UK data watchdog criticises government campaign – BBC Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising’ ( – The VergeEuropean data regulators issued €1.1 billion in GDPR fines in 2021 – ITPro]( A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS Making Digital Confetti Accessible – Rogue AmoebaUK businesses urged to join four-day working week trial – ITPro JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast Robot vacuum cleaner escapes from Cambridge Travelodge – BBC NEMO’S HARDWARE STORE (29:46) Scoshe chargers – some are or aren’t available on Amazon UK/US depending... PowerVolt PD30 30wW Mini Fast USB C Car Charger – $25 USDReVolt QC Quick Charge Car Charger – $15 USD[PowerVolt PD30W 30W USB C Fast Charger]( – $30 USDMagicMount Pro Charge4 Window/Dash Wireless Charger Dash/Window Mount – $60 USD 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E249 - Essential Apple Podcast 249: New Year New Stuff
Jan 16 2022
S1E249 - Essential Apple Podcast 249: New Year New Stuff
Happy New Year to all, and after our Holiday Break we’re back! This time the iPhone is 15, CES (sort of) happened, Apple’s top silicon guy moved back to Intel, China fires up a Fusion Reactor, and more. Simon Nick and Jim return to pontificate over it all. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 9th January 2022 On this week’s show NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube JAMES ORMISTON MacJim in the Slack Also on Flickr as Ormie (O)Has videos on Vimeo APPLE Happy 15th Birthday, iPhone – MashableToday Marks 15 Years Since Steve Jobs Unveiled the Original iPhone – Mac Rumors Apple has become the world's first $3 trillion company – CNNHomeKit bug sends iPhone and iPad into reboot loop of deathHomeKit bug – Cult of MacApple loses lead Apple Silicon designer Jeff Wilcox to Intel – Apple InsiderApple Engineer Who Designed the M1 SOC Hired By Intel – Wccftech TECHNOLOGY Distance Wireless Charging Made a Minor Comeback at CES 2022 – WIREDThe best tech of CES 2022 – MashableBlackBerry OS devices are pretty much dead after January 4th – EngadgetInWith promises world's first soft smart contact lens – CNETChina switched on its nuclear fusion device that’s 5 times hotter than the sun – BGRCanon ink cartridges become an unexpected chip shortage victim – Apple Insider SECURITY & PRIVACY LastPass says no passwords were compromised following breach scare – The VergeHere’s the truth about the crypto miner that comes with Norton Antivirus – The Verge WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS AirCard, like a card-shaped AirTag, will work with Apple's Find My app – iMoreToday I learned my Apple Silicon Mac has three operating systems on it and only one of them is called macOS. Boot modes for a Mac with Apple silicon – Apple Support JUST A SNIPPET For things that are not worth more than a flypast Goldfish learn to drive and navigate on land in animal behaviour study – Independent 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.
S1E248 - Essential Apple Podcast 248: Essential [Christmas Party] Work Meeting
Dec 21 2021
S1E248 - Essential Apple Podcast 248: Essential [Christmas Party] Work Meeting
Christmas Party Time (Oh no, sorry... Essential Work Meeting). Jeff Gamet, GazMaz, Patrice Brendamour and Mark join the regulars Nick, Simon and Jim to just chatter a bit and enjoy some Festive Cheer. With so many of us it got a bit chaotic at times, and there’s no real notes because... well – you will find out! Merry Christmas Everybody! Back in the New Year... GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO 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 20th December 2021 NICK RILEY @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk AppleSutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTubeNick’s church stream videos on You Tube JAMES ORMISTON MacJim in the Slack Also on Flickr as Ormie (O)Has videos on Vimeo JEFF GAMET @jgamet on Twitter and InstagramAppears frequently on The British Tech Network’s Big Show and Mac Show, MacVoices, In Touch With iOS and 'occasionally' elsewhere. PATRICE BREND’AMOUR @casual_kitchen on TwitterFind all her stuff at ThePatrice.comHost of Foodie FlashbackAppears frequently on The British Tech Network’s Big Show and Mac Show, and In Touch With iOS GAZMAZ @GazMaz on TwitterCo-host of the MyMac PodcastAppears on the For Mac Eyes Only Podcast sometimes MARK CHAPPELL @oceanspeed, @essentialapple and @essentialmac on TwitterPuts weird Van Life Stuff (including cooking with Gousto) on YouTube WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS From Allister (@zkarj) I have an album in iCloud Photos with just under 600 photos, but around a dozen of them would simply not download to my iPhone or iPad. I checked and they are all visible both on my Mac and in iCloud.com ( I’ve seen this before and cured it by removing the photos (using the Mac) and adding them back again, but I detest this approach, particularly when they are in an album. Tonight I thought to myself… “what happens if I edit one of the photos on the Mac?” So I tried it. I goosed the brilliance up by 0.01 and what do you know, it made it download to my phone! Thinking I had the upper hand I then clicked “Revert to original” so my photo would be unsullied by even this minute adjustment. I was blown away when my iPhone un-downloaded the photo! Having resigned myself to this +0.01 brilliance, I set about doing the rest, and that is when a slip of the mouse showed me something curious. Now all of the recalcitrant photos have had their brilliance sliders adjusted from the original 0.00 to… -0.00. NEMO’S HARDWARE STORE (1:03:24) Another Nemo PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – ov21 by thinksound premium over ear, studio monitor headphones – $400 USD / £310 UKP Direct (not currently 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: podcast is powered by Pinecast.