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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 255 - Shhh

7/2/2020
On our last show before our Summer break (returning in August) Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl pour over the weeks Apple-related news. Benchmarks appear for the DTK Macs, despite Apple explicitly forbidding them. New ransomware is attacking via pirated apps. Apple pulling the plug on some Apple Arcade games and the new Apple Watch apps for sleep tracking hand-washing has been in development for years. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate...

Duration:01:03:35

The Mac & Forth Show 254 - WWDC Aftershow

6/22/2020
Apple just wrapped its WWDC 2020 keynote and although it may have started out a bit slow it certainly ended on some big announcements. Karl is joined by his regular co-hosts of Alan, Dean, and Steve as we sort through the reveals and look forward to what lays ahead of us as users. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. You can also view this special Live episode on YouTube. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review in...

Duration:01:21:25

The Mac & Forth Show 253 - WWDC Preview

6/18/2020
Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl are getting pretty excited as we near the start of WWDC 2020, especially for the Keynote on Monday. Here they share their thoughts, hopes and wishes on what might be announced for iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, TVOS and MacOS, plus the possibility of ‘one more thing’ or maybe more that might be on the cards. 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...

Duration:01:11:45

The Mac & Forth Show 252 - PocketCast Out

6/11/2020
The gang is all here once again as Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to sort through the recent Apple-related news. iBooks Author and iTunes U are headed for the scrap heap. PocketCast gets banned in China. More Apple stores set to open. Stores to accept trade-in Mac’s. Summer colours are here and there is rumoured to be a big announcement concerning the Mac at WWDC. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could take a few...

Duration:01:02:41

The Mac & Forth Show 251 - This is Getting Like Windows

6/4/2020
Alan, Steve and Karl return to sort through the recent Apple-related news. Karl is enjoying making YouTube videos. Apple joins in on Black Out Tuesday. Another series of updates get released. Tile complains to EU regulators about Apple. Did Apple double its RAM prices and will the iPhone ship a little later this year? 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...

Duration:01:02:58

The Mac & Forth Show 250 - Bunch of Muppets

5/28/2020
The ‘other’ half of the G-Men, GazMaz, from the MyMac Podcast joins Alan, Dean and Karl this week, to sort through the recent Apple-related news. Apple TV+ adds old, and new, Fraggle Rock episodes to its library, with one big missing character if you’re an older UK viewer. MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 arrives, time for a restart. YouTube Kids arrives on AppleTV, which should please many harassed parents. What was with that huge influx of updates this week? Some EU states are still not happy with...

Duration:01:08:12

The Mac & Forth Show 249 - Glasses

5/21/2020
One half of the G-Men, Guy, from the MyMac Podcast joins Alan, Dean and Karl this week, to sort through the recent Apple-related news. Guy and Karl discuss live streaming and Alan goes a little retro. New iOS updates are out. A developer discusses what he wants to see in the next Apple Watch. Apple TV+ appears to be after a back catalogue now and it’s already purchased its first movie. Mythic Quest drops a quarantine episode and Jon Prosser claims to have seen the often rumoured Apple...

Duration:00:57:49

The Mac & Forth Show 248 - Author Awful?

5/14/2020
Alan returns this week to join Dean, Steve and Karl as they, once again, sort through recent Apple-related news. Some US Apple stores are about to reopen but are taking precautions. Logic Pro X gets a major update. Unreal Engine 5 is announced for iOS and Mac. Apple takes another try at attracting authors to iBooks and what is ‘Thunderspy’, other than a great name for an iBook? All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could...

Duration:01:03:22

The Mac & Forth Show 247 - Time Flies

4/30/2020
This week Dean, Steve and Karl look back at the Apple watch as it reaches its fifth birthday, Happy Birthday little fella. The discussions still rage regarding if a centralised or de-centralised app system is better for tracking the spread of the virus. Also, Apple may be planning to open some stores pretty soon and if the AirPod Pro earbuds don’t work for you there will soon be a fairly costly alternative. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would...

Duration:00:58:17

The Mac & Forth Show 246 - It's a Kind of Magic

4/23/2020
Following another week of lockdown Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl meet up once again on Discord to discuss the week’s Apple-related news. Dean takes delivery of his new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro, what are his thoughts? Developers are invited to an online session for accessibility ahead of WWDC. The Coronavirus tracking apps might not be going to plan and there is a multitude of rumours flowing once again. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would...

Duration:01:01:56

The Mac & Forth Show 245 - A Lovely Set of Wheels

4/16/2020
Some new shiny items from Apple this week, so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl share their thoughts. The second iPhone SE is revealed, the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard goes on sale earlier than expected, replacement earbud tips can be purchased for the AirPods Pro and after-sale Mac Pro wheels roll out. Also, Apple and Google team up to combat the virus and GoodNotes becomes a universal app. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could...

Duration:01:14:41

The Mac & Forth Show 244 - FaceTime Fix

4/9/2020
This week Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return again to discuss Apples latest round of updates that fix an untimely FaceTime bug. Some replacement AirPods are being shipped with an unrecognised firmware version. Amazon 'might' have leaked the release date of the upcoming Magic Keyboard. Apple Music launches a fund for indie artists during this troubling time and is Apple about to phase out Beats for their own branded headphones. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE...

Duration:01:03:11

The Mac & Forth Show 243 - Why Dark Sky?

4/2/2020
While still partaking in social distancing Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl gather once again to go through the week’s Apple-related news. Apple looks to improve its weather app with the purchase of Dark Sky. You can now try Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for ninety days and Apple Music playlists continue to try and raise people’s spirits in these challenging times. 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...

Duration:01:04:47

The Mac & Forth Show 242 - Forgotten The Size

3/26/2020
Once again Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl assemble to bring you the week’s Apple-related news. Karl’s new iPad Pro arrives and he’d forgot just how big it is, even in his hands. OS updates are here for everyone, which on iPad include shared iCloud folders and mouse/trackpad control. Tech firms are still trying to fight the Coronavirus in various ways. Disney+ launches in some parts of Europe and is CarPlay safe to use while driving? All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE...

Duration:01:07:29

The Mac & Forth Show 241 - A Real Mickey Mouse?

3/19/2020
No more rumours as Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to look over the week’s news from Apple. New iPad Pro’s, new magic keyboards, new MacBook Air, upgraded Mac Mini and most importantly, new Apple watch strap colours. Also, the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc forcing this years WWDC to go online only and cancelling AltConf. Finally, an analyst thinks Apple should take advantage of Disney’s stock dropping and buy them. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE...

Duration:00:59:13

The Mac & Forth Show 240 - Rumours, Rumours, Everywhere

3/12/2020
It’s time for Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl to return once again to sift through the week’s Apple and tech relayed news, although this week there appear to be more rumours than anything else. Apple showcases a video running over 5 hours, all shot with an iPhone. Some Apple stores get an updated iPhone display. A Former senior Apple executive has changed his mind on ARM-based Macs and some 3rd gen. iPad Airs have a screen issue. Plus a sea of rumours. All this and slightly more on this week’s...

Duration:01:00:27

The Mac & Forth Show 239 - Slowing Ticket

3/5/2020
Once again Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to go over the week’s Apple and tech-related news. The Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc with tech gatherings but you can help out a little now. Apple has updated its App Store guidelines. Apple is facing a slowing fine and MI5 is begging for access to messages. 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...

Duration:01:00:31

The Mac & Forth Show 238 - Pimp My Mac

2/27/2020
This week Alan and Karl are joined by David Dean of the 'I Confess I'm a Geek' Podcast as they peruse the week's Apple-related news and rumours once again. Safari is going to get tough on certificates. You might soon be able to add your own $400 wheels to your Mac Pro. The EU might insist on replaceable batteries and the Coronavirus continues to disrupt the tech industry in its own way. Plus, so many rumours. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really...

Duration:01:02:56

The Mac & Forth Show 237 - Tag Me

2/20/2020
The gang is back once again. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to go through the week’s Apple-related news, including WatchOS gets an update, the Coronavirus continues to hamper Apple, some Amazing Stories are almost here along with some amazing rumours too. 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,...

Duration:01:00:02

The Mac & Forth Show 236 - A Filtered Moment

2/13/2020
This week Alan, Steve and Karl return to go over the week’s Apple-related news. LumaFusion has released their update allowing you to move your Luma project over to Final Cut Pro. Karl is updating his videography related items ready for Spring. Swift Playgrounds comes to Mac. Universal apps will finally be a thing, along with iCloud Folder sharing. Some LG TV’s get the Apple TV app and what do we think needs some extra attention from Apple this year? All this and slightly more on this week’s...

Duration:01:01:54