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Essential Apple Podcast 83: From ZX81 to Ledgers…

4/10/2018
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Recorded 2nd April 2018 This week... we have Mark Sealey the CEO of web development company MarkWorks. This is a man who has been involved with computers almost from the start - he's written for the Financial Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and more, been a contributor to [MyMac] (http://www.mymac.com), MacNN and ThinkSecret and been involved with RISC User, Archimedes World, Acorn Computing, Acorn User and MacFormat. Remember you don't need a special invite to join our Slack community...

Duration:01:16:03

Essential Apple Podcast 82: A Basket of Easter Treats

4/3/2018
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Recorded 2nd April 2018 With Mark still on his vaccation/birthday bender, Simon is joined by Slackroom member Suffolk Pete to talk over some of the week's Apple and Tech stories. Whilst it has mostly been about Apple and the Field Trip Event and the new iPad with Pencil support there have been some other stories too! Apple put out a host of updates. Cloudflare introduced a new free public DNS service, Microsoft want to monitor your language, the US want to check your social history and...

Duration:00:56:17

Essential Apple Podcast 81: Dr Andy Yen of Proton Technologies

3/26/2018
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Recorded 20th March 2018 As Mark is planning to take two weeks away to relax and enjoy his birthday we recorded this early in the week. Since then it's all been about Facebook (and done to death by everyone else). With a view to presenting something different to everyone else this week, we are proud bring you an interview with Dr Andy Yen, CEO and founder of Proton Technologies – the company behind ProtonMail and ProtonVPN. On this week's show: An Interview with Dr Andy Yen of Proton...

Duration:00:59:35

Essential Apple Podcast 80: And Bob's your uncle!

3/19/2018
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Recorded 18th March 2018 Mark is otherwise engaged this week, so Simon is joined by Bob Wood, My Mac reviewer and Tucson MUG member to talk over some of the week's Apple and Tech stories including Apple's Field Trip event announcement, the GrayKey iPhone unlocking tool, the Facebook data breach and the fact that cyber criminals don't always keep their word! Sorry my side of the audio is not great again, I unwittingly messed up my noisegate setting and as a result I am a bit hissy and...

Duration:00:50:29

Essential Apple Podcast 79: We talk to Bob ‘Dr Mac’ LeVitus

3/12/2018
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Recorded 11th March 2018 This week Android decided join Apple in adopting HEIF (which has to be good news for everyone). TunnelBear sadly got taken over by McAffee (who I did not know are half owned by Intel) and there is news of a forthcoming documentary on Apple's spinoff General Magic that was a glorious failure! To talk about this stuff and much much more we are joined by a huge Mac luminary... the most eminent, the incredibly prolific, the legendary Bob 'Dr Mac' LeVitus. PLUS there...

Duration:01:27:38

Essential Apple Podcast 79: We talk to Bob ‘Dr Mac’ LeVitus

3/12/2018
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Recorded 11th March 2018 This week Android decided join Apple in adopting HEIF (which has to be good news for everyone). TunnelBear sadly got taken over by McAffee (who I did not know are half owned by Intel) and there is news of a forthcoming documentary on Apple's spinoff General Magic that was a glorious failure! To talk about this stuff and much much more we are joined by a huge Mac luminary... the most eminent, the incredibly prolific, the legendary Bob 'Dr Mac' LeVitus. PLUS there...

Duration:01:27:25

Nemo's Hardware Store 78: Reissued due to sound problems

3/10/2018
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Nemo's Hardware Store Due to an error during editing and the subpar audio I got out of Discord (pretty sure that was my fault too to be honest) Nemo's Hardware Store in the last show was somewhat "compromised" for which I apologise to John, WIP Labs and all the listeners. As a result and by way of recompense I bring you the original NHS 78: WIP Labs in its full glory. WIP LabsMagCable 3 in 1Belt cableAmazonNight CableAmazon You can find more of Nemo's reviews over at...

Duration:00:09:02

Essential Apple Podcast 78: Chicken Casserole & Social Media with GazMaz

3/5/2018
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Recorded 4th March 2018 This week the tech news has mostly been all about the Mobile World Congress, and it wasn't very exciting to be fair – mostly seemed like a lot of people copying the “notch” they all made so much fun of... So for a bit of a different feel this week we are joined by the irrepressible and effervescent GazMaz from the MyMac show to take a look at the apparent “disturbance in the force” caused by the “sudden” arrival of Vero, the appearance of Micro.blog, and a couple...

Duration:01:07:32

Essential Apple Podcast 77: It's about privacy and security

2/27/2018
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Recorded 25th February 2018 This week Essential Apple Slacker @Dougee (Andi J), digital forensics expert, joins us to talk about security, privacy, protecting yourself online, etc. Also, of course, we take a look at the Apple and Tech stories of note from the last week or so, including Apple's China iCloud dilemma, painful problems at Apple Campus and more. On this week's show: APPLE ReutersDaring FireballHong Kong FPAppleArs TechnicaCNetApple World Today9to5 Mac...

Duration:01:28:35

Essential Apple Podcast 76: In Conversation with Jeff Gamet of TMO

2/19/2018
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Recorded 18th February 2018 This week saw another deadly school shooting in the US and whilst we don't want to dwell on that event we felt it appropriate to just mention our horror and sorrow at another senseless tragedy. Meanwhile we are joined by the esteemed Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor at The Mac Observer and co-host of the Apple Context Machine Podcast to talk about the HomePod, “white-ring gate”, Twitter killing its Mac client and more. On this week's show: APPLE The VergeNEVER...

Duration:02:29:07

Essential Apple Podcast 75: 85% of the Power, 15% of the Price

2/13/2018
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Recorded 8th February 2018 This week Elon sent the Falcon Heavy up to put his Tesla Roadster, with the spacesuited mannequin 'Starman' playing Bowie on the stereo, into an orbit around Mars and missed slightly, sending it out towards the Asteroid Belt instead. Meanwhile the flat earther “Mad” Mike Hughes failed to get his steam powered rocket to lift off (again). MacUpdate served up crypto miner infected files and a flaw in the Hotspot Shield VPN can expose users' locations. That's all...

Duration:00:49:30

Essential Apple Podcast 74: Essential Pocket Apple Sized Podcast?

2/5/2018
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Recorded 4th February 2018 This week Apple quietly emasculated macOS Server, removed Telegram from the App Store for a little bit and, allegedly, pushed back some new iOS features to focus more on reliability and performance. Meanwhile Open Source turned 20 years old, a Florida man gets a mind controlled robotic prosthetic arm and British MP Matt Hancock, Digital Secretary, has a social app that is a privacy horror. To discuss all that and more Mark and I are joined by Scott Willsey of...

Duration:01:02:12

Essential Apple Podcast 73: Mark, Sick Man of Podcasting

1/29/2018
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Yes we are back– sorry about last week but a couple of domestic dramas got in the way at the last minute… and Mark really wasn't feeling up to it unfortunately. This week the EU fined Qualcomm 997 million euros, Apple previewed iOS 11.3 and released the first beta. The HomePod sort of sloped into the room in a not quite finished state and pre ordering started. High Sierra started getting a bit more aggressive over 32 bit apps and Burger King made an ad attempting to explain net...

Duration:02:25:09

Essential Apple Podcast 72: Evil Geniuses and CES

1/15/2018
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Recorded 14th December 2017 This week Apple's “Evil Geniuses” got called “jerks” by some guy at the FBI. Seems that, as we said, the App Economy isn't dead. Reports say HomePod may not be too far away, and there are rumours iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries might be in short supply. Also of course CES brought us the usual crop of news stories from the interesting to the totally bizarre. We picked out some of the more intriguing ones while passing on the more mundane or obvious or the...

Duration:02:48:00

Essential Apple Podcast 71: Hello 2018!

1/9/2018
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Recorded 31st December 2017 Loads of news this week, not least of all Meltdown and Spectre (Boo!). App Store is booming, new battery tech gets touted, old computers are worth a lot (to someone at least), Apple agree to just swap batteries for £25 if you want, Mark is sick and Simon is joined by Donny Yankellow of MyMac and Karl Madden of Mac&Forth to talk about it all... On this week's show: APPLE BGRFortuneRedmond PieFortune TECHNOLOGY FuturismDigital TrendsEngadgetClotheshorse...

Duration:01:56:35

Essential Apple Podcast 70: Happy New Year

1/6/2018
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Very Very late edition of the New Years eve show. Apologies but a dose of fever, lost recordings and anything else that could of gone wrong did go wrong. Thanks to Bart, Nick, Keith and Simon for coming on and having a blast. Support The Essential Apple Podcast by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:01:41:44

Essential Apple Podcast 69: Christmas Eve Party Podcast

12/25/2017
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Recorded 24th December 2017 This week we are in a party mood and we get some guests in to talk about the year in Apple and Tech! Merry Christmas (or other seasonal festivity of your choice) everybody! On this week's show: Nemo's Hardware Store (1:20:50) These are Nemo's personal favourite items reviewed and used by him during 2017 with his personal recommendations for gifts for yourself and others, all under...

Duration:01:42:52

Essential Apple Podcast 68:

12/20/2017
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This week Apple released the iMac Pro, purchased Shazam, updated Final Cut X Pro, Logic Pro and Motion. Patreon reversed course and apologised to users. Disney bought most of Rupert Murdoch's empire, and the FFC voted to remove the Net Neutrality rules in the US. We are joined by David Nanian of Shirt Pocket Software the makers of the excellent Super Duper!, and we wonder if Mark can still hold back on the Quo... On this week's show: APPLE The VergeApple InsiderCNet IN THE NEWS The...

Duration:00:38:47

Essential Apple Podcast 67a: What the Hell Patreon?

12/11/2017
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Recorded 10th December 2017 We are now well into December, there is even snow here in Suffolk today so Christmas is “officially sanctioned” and still Mark refrains from breaking out the Quo... Also Patreon did some sort of U turn and say if you aren't receiving “life changing” amounts of donations they don't really want your business... Plus Apple TV, SSDs, ARM laptops and more. On this week's show: APPLE Digital TrendsAppleInsiderThe VergeCult of Mac TECHNOLOGY Digital TrendsThe...

Duration:01:01:34

Essential Apple Podcast 67: What the Hell Patreon?

12/11/2017
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Recorded 10th December 2017 We are now well into December, there is even snow here in Suffolk today so Christmas is “officially sanctioned” and still Mark refrains from breaking out the Quo... Also Patreon did some sort of U turn and say if you aren't receiving “life changing” amounts of donations they don't really want your business... Plus Apple TV, SSDs, ARM laptops and more. On this week's show: APPLE Digital TrendsAppleInsiderThe VergeCult of Mac TECHNOLOGY The Verge IN THE...

Duration:01:02:40

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