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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

Essential Apple Podcast Extra: Simon's event reactions

9/11/2019
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Recorded 11th September 2019 So the event has been and gone. Everyone is having their say so why not get his tuppence worth in too? After a rant about the “prognosticators” he gets straight on with his first impressions of the event GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019Get Donny Yankellow's 2FunDads iMessage stickers for FREEDonny's drawing app offer Buy the app now at the 2 category price and 1/3 off! When the third...

Duration:00:13:59

Essential Apple Podcast 146: It’s a kind of magic

9/9/2019
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Recorded 8th September 2019 Simon is struck down with a miserable sinus infection but as no one else is free he stuffs Kleenex up his nose and soldiers on because this week’s guest is Mike Bombich of Carbon Copy Cloner fame who has come to help explain some of the disk changes in Catalina, alterations to APFS and how he has re-engineered CCC to cope with those changes. Not much other news of import really as everyone is waiting for Tuesday and the column inches are all given over to...

Duration:04:14:57

Essential Apple Podcast 145: It might as well rain until September!

9/3/2019
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Recorded 1st September 2019 And we are back! Did you miss us? Well despite August traditionally being a news dead zone and all round “silly season” - a moderate amount happened while we were taking a break. Simon is joined by Nick (@Spligosh) Riley to take a look at the stories that caught our attention over the last month including the By innovation only event, Siri debacle, iOS 13.1 beta, security scares and more. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of...

Duration:00:31:58

Essential Apple Podcast 144: School’s out for summer

7/31/2019
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Recorded 28th July 2019 This week Apple spent $1Bn to acquire most of Intel’s modem business, Facebook got their $5Bn fine (but with an amnesty for everything they’ve done chucked in), an ex Facebook and CIA employee says “Facebook knows you better than the CIA ever will”, Trump says Apple won’t be exempt from tariffs, and the Flyboard guy failed to fly the channel to mark 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriot's 1909 Channel crossing. Sorry if the audio is a touch off, Mark seems to have got...

Duration:00:24:34

Essential Apple Podcast 143: Mark takes flight solo

7/25/2019
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Recorded 21st July 2019 This week Simon’s son managed to break his elbow in not one, but three places on a Saturday evening, leaving Simon sleep deprived and mentally drained so Mark heroically opted to save the day and fly solo!. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019Get Donny Yankellow's 2FunDads iMessage stickers for FREEDonny's drawing app offerBuy the app now at the 2 category price and 1/3 off! When the third category...

Duration:00:14:01

Essential Apple Podcast 142: An oasis in a desert of news

7/16/2019
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Recorded 14th July 2019 This week Apple announced new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, but killed the MacBook... also they cut prices on SSD BTO upgrades (Yay) but not RAM (Boo. Rumours that they’re going to drop the butterfly keyboard are got stronger and more plausible. Tech pundits declared this year’s iPhones boring and ugly and are only interested in rumours about 2020 iPhones. And we talk about “chiplets” and why the industry is saying they are the way forward for silicon. In other news...

Duration:00:36:37

Essential Apple Podcast 141: The Jony Ive Exit Strategy Edition

7/4/2019
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Recorded 30th June 2019 This week the iOS 13 and Catalina Public Betas launched - Simon (of course) ignored good sense and went headlong into them, consequences be damned and it promptly bit him in the arse! Apple bought a self driving car company on the edge of collapse we wonder what that may mean? They also hired a top ARM chip architect - some are saying this means ARM Macs sooner rather than later. Nick and Donny are not convinced, and nor is Simon. Of course we have to take a look at...

Duration:01:32:24

Essential Apple Podcast 140: Don't forget to press record - idiot!

6/25/2019
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Recorded 23rd June 2019 After last week's debacle where I managed to not record the show (heedjit!!!) I made doubly sure this week! I am joined by “roving reporter” Mark Chappell to take a look at a few stories from the last couple of weeks and we have a Public Service Announcement courtesy of Donny! GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019Get Donny Yankellow's 2FunDads iMessage stickers for FREEDonny's drawing app offerBuy the...

Duration:05:26:43

Essential Apple Podcast 139: The obligatory WWDC edition!

6/12/2019
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Recorded 9th June 2019 This week is of course the obligatory post WWDC edition! I am joined by Weyhan Ng our resident iOS developer and by Donny Yankellow to talk about what we felt about this year's keynote, and what it might mean for the Apple ecosystem going forward. With such a huge number of announcements we could never cover them all so we wander where the whim takes us... GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019Get Donny...

Duration:05:43:17

Essential Apple Podcast 138: Pre WWDC Limbo

6/6/2019
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Recorded 2nd June 2019 This week I am joined by Suffolk Pete (@Hermboy) in what is an odd sort of Limbo - we are recording this the day before WWDC, but it's unlikely the show will be posted until after. So although we talk a little about WWDC we try not to make it the main point of discussion so we don't just make ourselves look silly. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019Get Donny Yankellow's 2FunDads iMessage stickers for...

Duration:04:29:36

Essential Apple Podcast 137: Strange Days?

5/29/2019
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Recorded 26th May 2019 This week I am joined by the semi regular co-hosts Nick (@spligosh) Riley and Donny (@rtteachr) Yankellow, to take a look at the stories of the last week or so. Of course, after the week light on news when I recorded with John Chidgey there has been a veritable deluge of news over the last 7-10 days. Including a new MacBook Pro, the WWDC19 “invitations”, the whole Huawei “blacklisting” affair, an odd little gaming device from Panic and a depressingly long list of...

Duration:05:52:26

Essential Apple Podcast 136: A Pragmatic Approach to a Lack of News (Part Two)

5/22/2019
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Recorded 12th May 2019 This edition, Part Two of the show recorded with John Chidgey of Bubblesort and The Engineered Network (home of Pragmatic, Analytical, and more) and in this part we talk about a variety of technology topics including Windows 7 EOL, Graphene, Google autodeleting info on you, Facebook suing some Koreans and more.. The power of “post” has allowed me to make it sound like this was how it was intended; but I can promise you that isn't how it happened at all! GIVEAWAYS &...

Duration:00:24:43

Essential Apple Podcast 135: A Pragmatic Approach to a Lack of News (Part One)

5/17/2019
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Recorded 12th May 2019 Alright – it is late again, mea culpa! However in my defence this show took quite a lot of creative editing as I split it in to two parts. This week stories were a bit thin on the ground (as so often happens in the lead up to WWDC). However I was joined by John Chidgey of Bubblesort and The Engineered Network (home of Pragmatic, Analytical, and more) and we had a good old chat about a variety of technology topics. Actually we recorded so much material that I have...

Duration:00:43:18

Essential Apple Podcast 134: Of Clickbait, Brain Herpes and Starting a Podcast

5/11/2019
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Recorded 5th May 2019 First of all deepest apologies for the very late posting of this edition - I won't bore you with the details but let's just say a holiday weekend, some life events and some work things meant I just didn't make the time to get it done as soon as I usually try to. Also there were a large amount of notes to compile regarding the “Starting Podcasting” section. Sorry, for the delay. Anyway in this episode I am joined by Guy Serle of the MyMac Podcast and more to talk about...

Duration:06:48:11

Essential Apple Podcast 133: The Donkey… Ehh, he was not pleased

4/30/2019
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Recorded 28th April 2019 Well what the actual hell? I take a week off and the internet goes berserk! Apple and Qualcomm settle, Intel drop 5G modems, Samsung Fold review units are a bust (literally), Samsung “delay” its launch as a result. Jony gives an interview and says he lives in the future, Tim Cook says he believes in doing the right thing, Apple get into a row about 'screen time' apps, plus buckets more stuff happened. I am joined by Nick (@spligosh) Riley to take a gander at some of...

Duration:05:09:45

Essential Apple Podcast 132: Down the rabbit hole with Simon & Nick

4/17/2019
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Recorded 14th April 2019 This week there didn't seem to be a great deal of Apple news, not so much a “quiet week that wasn't” as a “quiet week that was”... So expecting a relatively short show Nick and I sallied forth, only to go down a rabbit hole or two and end up with a show so long it had to be cut back (and still ended up extra long - and it could have been longer believe me...) Anyway - it's Easter next week so we will be taking a break for a week... and thus this somewhat longer than...

Duration:00:50:04

Essential Apple Podcast 131: It was a quiet week... & then it wasn't!

4/10/2019
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Recorded 7th April 2019 This week was a bit slim on Apple news, or at least until the last minute... Then all of a sudden there were quite a few stories including MagSafe, an ML/AI hire, iTunes rumours and Apple ads on YouTube. Anyway to discuss all of these and whatever else we turn up along the way I am joined by Nick “Spligosh” Riley and original EAP host Mark Chappell. Also I have to give a big shout out to all the slackers who put in stories - I don't always thank them but every week...

Duration:00:46:42

Essential Apple Podcast 130: So that Showtime event… Hot or not?

4/2/2019
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Recorded 31st March 2019 This week, in the wake of the Apple “It's Showtime” keynote, and with the luxury of a few days to mull it all over, I am joined by very special guest Carolina Milanesi of Creative Strategies and Tech.pinions to examine what was hot and what was not... and consider why so much of it felt like it wasn't fully baked yet. Plus, as always, a few other stories from the tech sphere. A special thank you shout out to Allister Jenks (@zkarj) for his special donation to...

Duration:00:41:05

Essential Apple Podcast 129: Maybe Jules Verne was right?

3/25/2019
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Recorded 24th March 2019 This week I am joined by fellow Slacker resident Ivor “the Airship” Pope to see what we thought of this week's hardware releases, Apple's interesting way of breaking the news and Uncle Tim's trip to China. Also Google previewed their coming cloud gaming platform “Stadia” (which appears to work everywhere but iOS), while Microsoft talked up their xCloud gaming push. Of course the news feeds were full of everyone trying to tell us/guess what Apple will unveil on the...

Duration:00:33:24

Essential Apple Podcast 128: Mindblowing stuff is coming!

3/21/2019
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Recorded 17th March 2019 This week I am joined by fellow Suffolk MUG member and Slackroom resident Suffolk Pete to ponder the likely shenanigans to come on the 25th, and WWDC in June, pour scorn on scientists claims that AirPods give you cancer, scratch our heads over the Apple headmounted display patents and of course a few other things that caught our attention this week. GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS Listeners of this show can claim $10 off purchases of Luminar and/or Aurora HD 2019Get Photolemur...

Duration:00:32:03