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A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

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United Kingdom

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A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

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@macandforth

Language:

English


Episodes

The Mac & Forth Show 277 - Spring Is In The Air

4/15/2021
Once again Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to look over the week’s Apple-related news. FINALLY, Apple has announced their next event. What are we hoping to see? Plus iMessage, is it a lock-in for Apple users, Epic think it is? All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review in iTunes. I won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all I ask…go on, you know you want to really,...

Duration:01:03:11

The Mac & Forth Show 276 - Glasses Not Optional

4/8/2021
Following our short break Alan, Steve and Karl return to look over the week’s Apple-related news. Apple announced the date for WWDC 2021 but still no dates for any imminent events. Apple Arcade gets a big catalogue boost. ‘Find My’ gets an update allowing third-party devices. Mythic Quest set to return with another bonus episode and someone was brave enough to update their storage and RAM on an M1 MacBook. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would...

Duration:01:03:34

The Mac & Forth Show 275 - Lassoing Awards

3/25/2021
This week Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl are back to discuss the week's Apple-related news. Everyone’s favourite Apple TV+ show just can’t stop winning awards. After slating Apple’s M1 Macs they still want their business. Your HomePod Mini has a secret inside. Those butterfly keyboards might end up costing Apple more than just their reputation and the latest betas might offer some insight into Apple’s future hardware plans. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I...

Duration:01:00:55

The Mac & Forth Show 274 - You Too, Huh?

3/18/2021
Time for Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl to assemble once again to look over the week’s Apple-related news. The HomePod has been discontinued much to the surprise of some of the panel. Look’s like Apple isn’t ready to give us a March event after all, despite what the rumours said. ‘I’m a Mac’ actor gets another gig. iPhone loyalty hits an all-time high and even tech employees think the tech giants have too much power. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really...

Duration:01:00:39

The Mac & Forth Show 273 - Apple Of My Eye

3/11/2021
Once again Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to pursue the week's Apple-related news and share their opinions. Apple has discontinued the iMac Pro, was it just a stop-gap? Another raft of security fixes become available for our favorite Apple devices, even the AirPods Max get in on the act. A number of prominent applications go native M1 further solidifying the processor. The iPhone 12 mini was apparently not the hit Apple had been hoping for and we look at the latest rumors. All this and...

Duration:00:57:46

The Mac & Forth Show 272 - Adrift

3/4/2021
This week Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl are joined by former co-host Ric McCorriston. We find out what Ric has been up to as well as looking over the recent Apple-related news. Apple starts to reopen its US stores. Ted Lasso scores some gold. Apple wants their DTK’s back. Amazon changes their logo for…reasons and they also open a grocery store in London. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. Application Email for Ric's Job Position: work@synergy.tech CONTACT THE SHOW: I really...

Duration:01:00:14

The Mac & Forth Show 271 - Mysterious Malware

2/25/2021
This week Alan and Karl are joined by Simon from The Essential Apple Podcast to pour over the week's Apple-related news. Apple looks to update its subscription payment policy to reduce egregious charges. Final Cut Pro may get its own subscription service. M1 Macs may be burning through the life of their SSD’s, or maybe not. A mysterious malware has been discovered but no one seems to know what it's doing. iOS update will make it harder to exploit zero-click attacks…Oh, and we find out...

Duration:01:03:48

The Mac & Forth Show 270 - I Wish Back When

2/18/2021
Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl spend some time on the current Apple-related news, such as Intel taking some shots at the M1, Apple offering free Watch repairs, Google finally updates its apps, and the Foundation TV show might run for eight seasons. Eventually, they turn their attention to way back when some of today's most loathed tech platforms were welcomed as innovative and exciting, how times can charge. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would...

Duration:01:05:12

The Mac & Forth Show 269 - When Doesn’t It Rain?

2/4/2021
Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl are back once again to face the week’s Apple-related news and offer their never sort-out opinions. Following the iOS updates last week it’s the turn for MacOS this week. Apple also drops iOS14.5 beta and gives us a sneak look at what will be coming soon. The new ‘nutrition labels’ for apps might be fibbing to us. Facebook hopes their new page prompt will fend off users blocking their tracking and the Weather app starts to let the UK when it is about to rain…when...

Duration:01:00:20

The Mac & Forth Show 268 - Workout 9 to 5

1/28/2021
Alan, Dean, and Karl are back for another week as they pour over the week's Apple-related news. It’s update time once again but what goodies do they bring us? Apple has reported their earning and let’s just say they are doing alright, still. Time to Walk come to the Apple Watch. MagSafe might cause Pacemakers a few issues and proof your iPhone is a better investment than Android over time. All this and slightly more on this week's episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if...

Duration:00:54:44

The Mac & Forth Show 267 - Make MagSafe Great Again

1/21/2021
Alan, and Karl are joined by David Dean of the I Confess I’m A Geek Podcast this week as they go through the week’s Apple-related news. A research body thinks smart watches could detect COVID before a user becomes symptomatic. Apple may be considering getting into premium podcasts. Seems some media personalities know everything, except the basic functionality of their smartphones and a whole bunch of rumours are flying around. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE...

Duration:01:02:41

The Mac & Forth Show 266 - Here We Go Again

1/7/2021
It’s a brand new year so Alan, Dean, and Karl look ahead to what the next twelve months might hold for us regarding Apple. Obviously there will be new iPhones, iPads, Macs and other items but what might feature in these new designs or devices. Well, once again, they have put together a list of what they hope to see and again we will hold ourselves accountable come the end of the year to see if we can compete with the many outstanding Apple analysts who are nearly always right…Oh, wait. All...

Duration:01:18:48

The Mac & Forth Show 265 - Max Murphy

12/17/2020
Join Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl one more time before they return in the new year. This week it’s update time once again. Apple Fitness+ arrives and some of the team have tried it out. Dean gets his new AirPod Max headphones and shares his thoughts. Facebook is very concerned with Apple’s upcoming permissions requirement and, finally, the team look back at the predictions they made for 2020, who guessed well, and who guessed poorly? All this and loads more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE...

Duration:01:21:48

The Mac & Forth Show 264 - Expensive At Half The Price

12/10/2020
As the festive period rolls around for this rather unfortunate year Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl list their ideas for possible gifts to share with friends and loved ones. Apple did have one more surprise for us in the form of their AirPods Max, but they don’t come cheap. As you may pile on the pounds in the coming weeks looks like Apple Fitness+ is going to arrive just in time to fight that post-celebration flab. All this and loads more on this weeks episode. Suggested Gifts...

Duration:01:10:49

The Mac & Forth Show 263 - One Times Three

12/3/2020
Has it been a week already? Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl assemble once again to discuss their Apple-related week. Apple One’s charges didn’t go quite to plan and Karl has the headache to prove it. Alan took advantage of the Black Friday deals and taught himself a few things. Dean is already listening to Kuo and dreaming of next year and Steve shared some ‘System Extension’ funny business regarding the new M1 Macs. All this and loads more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really...

Duration:01:03:52

The Mac & Forth Show 262 - COVID Collection

11/26/2020
Alan, Steve and Karl are joined by GazMaz from the mighty MyMac podcast. Karl purchased a new MacBook Air powered by the M1, although the collection process was a little different to usual. Steve isn’t sure Windows still has a place on Mac’s, a bold idea. Alan has been hatching plans to get the most from the Apple One service and Gaz is making room for a new addition, of the Mac variety. All this and loads more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you...

Duration:01:08:06

The Mac & Forth Show 261 - Little Big Noise

11/19/2020
Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl are back once again to discuss Apple related things. Dean and Karl both get their new iPhones, as well as HomePod Mini’s and share their thoughts. Also, Big Sur didn’t crash Karl’s machine and so the show could go ahead. Alan is also in possession of a new-ish iPhone and Steve has some rather disturbing news about new cars here in the UK. All this and loads more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments...

Duration:01:05:32

The Mac & Forth Show 260 - Big Sur Prize

11/12/2020
Not one, not two, but three new Mac’s running Apple Silicon. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl pour over the specs and look for any shortcomings as Apple reveals its new direction moving forward and away from Intel. From some interesting claims and some skipped over detractions the guys share their thoughts and reveal if they are tempted by what they saw during the presentation. All this and loads more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could take a few...

Duration:01:02:34

The Mac & Forth Show 259 - Another One More Thing

11/5/2020
The time has almost arrived for the newest iPhones to go on sale, so Alan, Dean and Steve listen to Karl’s strategy to nab one as soon as possible. However, it looks like some more credit cards are about to take a hit as Apple reveals its next event for this Tuesday. What will they have to show us this time? All this and loads more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review in iTunes. I won’t ply you with...

Duration:01:00:16

The Mac & Forth Show 258 - Wireless Worry

10/29/2020
It’s time once again for Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl to gather and discuss various Apple-related subjects. Dean gets to test the new iPhone 12 Pro. Karl buys a Raspberry and plays with HomeBridge. Steve has some thoughts on the prospect of Apple developing its own search engine then waving goodbye to Google and Alan is still not convinced that wireless charging isn’t the Emperors New Clothes. All this and slightly more on this weeks episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if...

Duration:01:04:07