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MBW 674: Treat It Like a Buritto

This Week's Stories: Picks of the Week Hosts: Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code


MBW 673: There. Are. Four. Hosts!

This Week's Stories • Apple Card starts rolling out • Apple Q3 Earnings • Apple spends big on R&D • Apple stops talking about AR, starts talking about tariffs • 16" MacBook Pro will have up to 8 cores • Apple patents FaceID on Macs • TouchID coming back to iPhone in 2021? • FileMaker changes name back to Claris Picks of the Week: • Leo's Pick: Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator • Andy's Pick: Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski • Rene's Pick: Samsung X5 portable SDD •...


MBW 672: Your Third Slice of Lasagna

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MBW 671: Engage!

This Week's Stories Picks of the Week Satechi Dual Smart OutletLit Solar PowerBankZMI USB PD Backup Battery & HubHow Many Batteries Does It Take To Power A Desert Island? Hosts: Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil Guest: Doc Rock Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:


MBW 670: Is That a Camera in Your Pocket?

This Week's Stories • Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon dragged to Capitol Hill • Apple fixes Zoom vulnerability (again) • Is Apple giving up on AR glasses? • 2019 MacBook Air SSD slowdown • Apple disables Watch Walkie Talkie function for fix • Apple TV ramping up • Apple Card coming any minute • Hong Kong protesters use Apple AirDrop • OurPact is back Picks of the Week • Andy's Pick: Default Folder X • Dave's Pick: AppTamer • Lory's Pick: Midsommar Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy...


MBW 669: Good News Everyone!

This Week's Stories • Apple kills MacBook, updates MacBook Air and Pro • Improved keyboard coming with 16-Inch MacBook Pro • Apple drops Mac storage prices • 10.2 Inch iPad coming this month? • The App Store turns 11 • Apple re-releases Texas Hold'em app • FaceTime will fake eye contact • Students get 6 months of free Apple Music, free Beats headphones, $100 off MacBook Air • Huawei wants to be as private as Apple • Xiaomi "Mimoji" obviously rips off Apple's Memoji • Bill Gates...


MBW 668: iPhone OG

• Jony Ive Leaves Apple • Tim Cook vs The Wall Street Journal • Jony Ive and Apple's Greatest Design Mistakes • What We Want from Jony Ive's Design Studio • Hopes for the Post-Ive Era • Apple Moves Mac Pro Production from Texas to China • MacBook Air Logic Board Failures • OpenID Foundation Wants Apple to Fix Sign In with Apple • Apple Kills Back to My Mac • Six Kinds of Malware Hit Mac in June • The iPhone Turns 12 • iPhone 11 will look just like the Pixel 4 • Apple News+ is...


MBW 667: I'm Deboss

* Apple's latest OS beta has been released * The iPad and improved productivity * SideCar turns your iPad into a second screen * Alex's thought on the MacPro * Apple is considering moving a percentage of production out of China * Apple is partnering with Best Buy * Guess who is the 4th largest gaming company in the world? * Apple has 47% share in the premium smartphone market * More details on the Apple credit card * Now you can use your iPhone to sync your Apple TV * Hackers use...


MBW 666: When the Flyback Carbons Out

• Genius catches Google 'red-handed' • New MacBooks on the way! • Where's the 16" MacBook? • 5G iPhones coming in 2020 • Apple stores redesigned to make shopping easier • Foxconn could make all US iPhones outside Canada • Why are people buying the Mac Pro? • Cellebrite can unlock any iPhone • iOS 13 hidden features • Apple TV gets picture-in-picture, loses Bad Robot • Tim Cook talks privacy at Stanford • Twitter uses Project Catalyst to return to macOS Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy...


MBW 665: Leaning Into the Cheese Grater

This Week's Stories • How Much Will a Maxed Out Mac Pro Cost? • iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Betas: Our Favorite New Features • iTunes is Dead. Long Live iTunes! • Pro Display XDR was the Best Thing at WWDC • Mac Pro Pros • Apple Still Has a Hole in Their Mac Line • Apple's $999 Mistake • What Happens to Mac Pro if Apple Dumps Intel? • SwiftUI is the Best New Way to Code • Apple Punks The World at WWDC • Sign on With Apple Prevents Multiple Accounts • iPadOS is a Major Change from...


MBW 664: I'm Buying As Many As I Can Afford

This Week's Stories • Mac Pro First Look from a Pro Perspective • Mac Pro is Not a Computer for the Rest of Us • Apple Shows Mac Some Love at WWDC • iPadOS Makes the iPad a Real Computer • Dark Mode: Why is Everyone So Excited? • What SwiftUI and Project Catalyst Mean for Developers • New Memoji Makeup Pushes Virtual Diversity • Apple Doubles Down on Privacy • Photos App Improvements • iOS 13 is Twice as Fast as iOS 12 • Siri gets a New Voice in iOS 13 • Apple Maps Gets...


MBW 663: It's the Final iPod

This Week's Stories • WWDC Preview: Mac Pro Announcement • WWDC Preview: iOS 13 • WWDC Preview: MacOS 10.15 and Marzipan • WWDC Preview: WatchOS 6 • Apple Releases a New(ish) iPod Touch • How Will the Huawei Fracas Affect Apple? • PlayDate: the Handheld Game Console with a Crank • Apple and Amazon are Killing Small Business • Canada is Getting Apple Maps and Apple Watch ECG • Two Bluetooths per Phone coming to iPhone • iOS 12.3.1 Fixes Messages and VoLTE • Apple's Abacus is...


MBW 662: Elon's Magic Thinkin' Juice

This Week's Stories • MacBook Pro Refresh • Apple's Big Pivot to Services • Apple Park Grand Opening • Over the Rainbow Composer's Estate Suing Apple for Piracy • Apple Almost Bought Tesla in 2013. • Tim Cook to Class of 2019: "We Have Failed You." • You Can't Know if Your iPhone has Been Hacked. Picks of the Week • Leo's Pick: Clozure Common Lisp • Andy's Pick: PEAK Design travel tripod (Kickstarter) • Rene's Pick: Oculus Quest • Lory's Pick: Apple Watch Pride watch...


MBW 661: Our Frozen, Flooding, Canadian Future

Top Stories This Week • Zombieload Affects Every Intel Processor Since 2011 - Update Now! • Supreme Court: Go Ahead, Sue the App Store • Apple Pay to Support NFC Stickers • MacOS vs Windows With Linux • Update WhatsApp NOW! • New Keyboard Coming for MacBook Pro? • Our Wishlist for Mac Pro at WWDC • 2019 iPhone: Green and Lavender with Three Rear Cameras • Chinese Owners Must Sell Grindr • Walmart Announces Free One-Day Delivery • Stop Using Old Versions of Adobe Creative...


MBW 660: 2000 Nerds on a Boat

This Week's Stories • Microsoft Build's Amazing Hololens Demo Fail - See What it was Supposed to Look Like • Google I/O 2019 Highlights • Apple Q2 Earnings Results • Powerbeats Pro Review • Apple Stores Suck: Angela Ahrendts is to Blame • JoCo Cruise • WWDC 2019 Preview • Apple and Warren Buffett Make a Paperboy Game • AirPods Work Even When You Swallow Them Picks of the Week • Lory's Pick: Whoosh Screen Cleaner • Rene's Pick: Calzones • Andy's Pick: Lightpix Labs q20 II...


MBW 659: Under the Shoe of a Drunken Giant

Top Stories This Week: • Apple Pulls ScreenTime Competitors off the App Store: What's the Real Story? • Intel Drops out of 5G Race After Apple/Qualcomm Settlement • Luminary's Terrible Week: the Whole Story • Apple Pledges to Fix MacBook Keyboards In-store • Why All the Turnover at the Apple Design Team? • RIP Aperture • Why did Apple Hire a Philosopher? • Powerbeats Pro Ship May 10th • Kuo: New AirPods Coming in 2019 • Apple Earnings Talk Picks of the Week: • Leo's Pick:...


MBW 658: One Billion Dollars!

Top Stories This Week: • Samsung Delays Galaxy Fold Launch • Teenager Sues Apple for $1B Over Face Recognition • Apple vs Qualcomm: What the Heck Happened? • Apple WWDC 2019 Preview • Luminary's $100 Million Podcast Network • BBEdit Finally Available in the Mac App Store! • Apple Will Require App Notarization Soon • Apple's Daisy Robot Disassembles 200 iPhones/hour • Apple Developing LIDAR for Self-Driving Cars • Powerbeats Pro Pass FCC Approval Picks of the Week: • Special...


MBW 657: Baked Apple

This Week's Stories: • Qualcomm and Apple Settle Lawsuit • Apple as a Content Creator • Is Apple Really a Luxury Brand? • A Developer's Perspective on Apple • Hulu, Netflix and Disney • With Apple Services Will Apple Become a Modern Day Digital Hub? Picks of the Week: • Leo's Pick: Princeton IoT Inspector • Rene's Pick: Snow • Lory's Pick: Logitech Slim Folio Pro • Oliver's Pick - Trident Open ROV Drone • Andy's Pick: One Switch menulet Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and...


MBW 656: 5G Drama

This Week's Stories: Picks of the Week: Hosts: Rene Ritchie and Andy Ihnatko Guest: Lory Gil Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:


MBW 655: Small Numbee of Usees

More News From Apple Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie For full show notes, visit Sponsors: