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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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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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The Mac & Forth Show 398 - Slightly Bluer Is The New Black

7/18/2024
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Steve, and Karl dive into the world of Apple. First up, the gang marvels at the Apple Vision Pro's grand debut in the UK, Australia, and beyond – brace yourselves, folks! Then, they clear the air on a juicy rumour: Apple’s AI wasn’t trained on a sneaky binge of stolen YouTube videos. The team also ponders the UK's new probe into the potential pitfalls of using Apple Wallet and its frenemies. In a twist that’s more dramatic than a soap opera, they dissect AliveCor’s latest defeat in the Apple Watch ECG patent saga. And to wrap things up, they bid farewell to Space Grey on the HomePod mini and welcome the sleek new Midnight colour. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode! CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:05:46

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The Mac & Forth Show 397 - Ring Wars?

7/11/2024
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Steve, and Karl discuss the latest tech headlines making waves. First up, they explore the news that Apple is likely not joining OpenAI's board, unravelling what this means for the tech giant's AI ambitions. Next, they delve into why Microsoft employees in China are now required to use iPhones. The hosts then shift their focus to the HomePod’s sound recognition feature, adding a critical layer of safety for users. They also examine Samsung’s new Galaxy Ring and what it might mean for Apple’s rumoured smart ring. Finally, the team looks ahead at Apple’s ambitious camera upgrades planned for future iPhone models, all the way through to the iPhone 19 Pro. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:05:14

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The Mac & Forth Show 396 - Vintage

7/4/2024
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Dean, Steve, and Karl discuss the European Union's clash with Apple over the withholding of its AI technology from the region. They also delve into the recent move by Phil Schiller to become an observer on OpenAI's board. The hosts cover the unsettling discovery that the ChatGPT for Mac app was logging user queries in an unencrypted file, shedding light on privacy concerns. Additionally, they tackle the recent hack of Authy, which resulted in the theft of 33 million user phone numbers, and discuss the security ramifications. Lastly, the team reviews Apple's latest additions to its vintage products list, including the iPhone X, HomePod, and AirPods, reflecting on their impact and legacy. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:06:37

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The Mac & Forth Show 395 - Lonesome

6/27/2024
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Karl is hosting solo, so be warned! He delves into Apple's recent move to expand its iPhone and Mac self-service repair program across Europe, offering more customers the chance to fix their own devices. Karl also explores why Apple Intelligence and iPhone mirroring features are not making their way to the EU, thanks to the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The discussion continues with a look at some of the standout new tricks and power features in the Files app for iPadOS and iOS 18, and he imagines the possibilities of downloading larger apps and games in iOS 18 and tvOS 18. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:00:49:07

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The Mac & Forth Show 394 - Apple Intelligence

6/13/2024
This week, Dean, Steve, and Karl are joined by the legendary GazMaz from the mighty MyMac Podcast. Together, they dive into the recent announcements from WWDC 2024, exploring the latest innovations and updates from Apple. The spotlight is on the new Apple Intelligence, a breakthrough in AI technology that promises to redefine the user experience. Will it finally overshadow the long-standing disappointments of SIRI? Tune in as the hosts dissect these developments and what they mean for the future of Apple products. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:09:46

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The Mac & Forth Show 393- WWDC 2024 Preview

6/6/2024
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Dean, Steve, and Karl are joined by Steve Durbin from GeeksCorner to discuss their expectations and hopes for WWDC 2024. As always, this is an exciting time of year for Apple fans, filled with anticipation over what Tim Cook might unveil. The team shares their predictions and speculates on potential announcements, from software updates to new hardware, or lack of it. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:04:13

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The Mac & Forth Show 392 - Tapper Beware

5/30/2024
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl delve into the UK’s new Digital Markets Act, fast-tracked to regulate Big Tech, especially US companies. They also discuss an alarming Apple study on tinnitus and hearing health. Listeners will get tips on avoiding Apple Pay scams, explore Apple's extensive durability testing, and uncover Apple's AI plans involving a mysterious "black box" for cloud data management. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:02:26

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The Mac & Forth Show 391 - Album Agony

5/23/2024
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Steve, and Karl, are joined by GazMaz, from the mighty MyMac Podcast, to dive into the latest iOS and iPadOS updates that fix the reappearing photos bug, analyze an iPad Pro battery teardown video, and explore Apple’s new promotion increasing trade-in values for older iPhones. They also discuss the controversy surrounding Apple Music’s list of the 100 best albums and cover Apple’s legal battle with the EU over a $2 billion fine related to Apple Music. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful'The One with the Shout Out'Funders:Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing.Also,thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord Contact us via X,or follow us on Instagramor join our Facebook group.or like our Facebook page.or view our Websiteor YouTube Please visit our Merchandise Store Theme Music: Russ Clewett

Duration:01:02:18

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The Mac & Forth Show 390 - A.I. Rumble

5/16/2024
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve, Karl, and special guest Craig Atkinson dive into Apple’s latest software releases, discussing the new features and updates in iOS, iPadOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, and tvOS 17.5. They also explore the new cross-platform anti-stalking tracker standard introduced by Apple and Google, designed to enhance user privacy across devices. The team gives their take on the latest iPad Pro reviews, weighing in on its performance strengths and the limitations imposed by iPadOS. Additionally, they cover OpenAI’s announcement of a ChatGPT app for Mac, speculating on its potential impact on productivity. Finally, the hosts react to Apple’s recent apology over the controversial iPad Pro ‘Crush’ ad, which stirred significant public feedback. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:11:22

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The Mac & Forth Show 389 - Even More Wafer Thin

5/9/2024
This week on 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl as they dive into the latest Apple innovations. First up, they discuss the new iPad Air which now features a faster processor and a supersized 13-inch option, catering to users seeking larger screens for productivity and entertainment. They also explore Apple's unveiling of the M4 chip, a powerhouse designed to enhance AI capabilities across devices. The conversation heats up with a look at the new iPad Pro, boasting an OLED display and the title of the thinnest Apple product ever, setting new standards for tablet design. Additionally, the team examines the major updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro on the iPad, which promise to revolutionise creative workflows. Lastly, they chat about the innovative Apple Pencil Pro, introducing new squeeze gestures to enhance user interaction. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:16:07

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The Mac & Forth Show 388 - Sketchy Rumours

5/2/2024
In this week’s episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show,’ Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl dive into some troubling tech developments, including the perplexing issue of users getting randomly locked out of their Apple ID accounts. They also discuss Apple's challenges with a new UK cybersecurity law, which could reshape tech operations significantly. The team further explores ByteDance's bold stance on potentially shutting down U.S. operations for TikTok rather than selling it. In related news, TikTok’s latest manoeuvre aims to bypass in-app purchase fees, mirroring Fortnite's previous strategies. Plus, get the scoop on the highly anticipated new iPad Pro, rumoured to be equipped with the powerful M4 chip. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:09:21

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The Mac & Forth Show 387 - Ticked Off TikTok

4/25/2024
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Dean, and Karl delve into a variety of Apple-related news. They start with the exciting expectations for the upcoming iPad Air and iPad Pro models, discuss the declining U.S. demand for the Apple Vision Pro headset, and ponder Apple's decision to potentially discontinue their FineWoven case and Apple Watch band series. The conversation also touches on President Biden signing a bill aimed at TikTok amidst legal threats from the company, and Senator Elizabeth Warren's vocal but undefined plan to challenge Apple's market dominance. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:05:05

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The Mac & Forth Show 386 - ROM Wasn’t Built In A Day

4/18/2024
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl unpack a range of hot topics, starting with the App Store's first emulator that, despite its milestone status, appears to be ad-heavy and possibly a knockoff. They also discuss the looming fear of Nintendo’s legal actions which seems to keep other emulators at bay. Additionally, the team delves into serious concerns over suspected Chinese spyware targeting Apple devices and the implications for global cybersecurity. Rounding out the discussion, they address the UK’s recent refusal to dismiss a significant lawsuit against Apple, signaling potential challenges ahead for the tech giant. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:05:52

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The Mac & Forth Show 385 - KarlPlay

4/11/2024
On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl are at it again, delving into the latest from Apple. They'll discuss the App Store's new embrace of classic game emulators, examine Apple's progressive step towards DIY repairability with used parts, and scrutinise the comeback of the controversial iMessage bridge "Sunbird." The team also explores how Apple's AI is benefiting from an influx of Shutterstock images and probes into the persistent popularity of iPhones and Apple Watches among teenagers. Plus, Karl introduces us to VanPlay, his unique take on CarPlay. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:07:23

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The Mac & Forth Show 384 - WWDC Countdown

4/4/2024
In this week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl as they unpack a plethora of intriguing Apple-related news. Plus, this week they are joined by Guy Serle of the mighty MyMac Podcast. They'll kick off with a dive into WWDC 2024's schedule and Apple Park's special event, segue into Canva's merger with Affinity and its potential impact on Adobe's dominance, and examine Apple's legal battle with a former employee over iOS app leaks. The team will also explore Apple's AI research and its compact efficiency compared to GPT-4, followed by Apple's rebuttal against a DOJ antitrust lawsuit. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:12:24

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The Mac & Forth Show 383 - Back Streaming In The Free World

3/14/2024
This week, "The Mac & Forth Show Podcast" turns the dial up on entertainment as Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl tackle the melodrama of Neil Young's Spotify encore, despite his previous boycott. They'll chuckle over the TikTok ban saga, raise eyebrows at Epic Games' new tiff with Apple, marvel at a surgery choosing Apple Vision Pro over HoloLens 2, and ponder why Apple TV movies are struggling to steal the show in theatres, despite raking in the dough. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:05:39

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The Mac & Forth Show 382 - Virtually Divorced?

3/7/2024
In this week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl delve into a series of intriguing Apple-related developments. They'll discuss the newly unveiled M3 MacBook Air, boasting enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities and improved performance, without altering its classic design. The team will also cover the latest iOS 17.4 update, introducing alternative marketplaces and significant security enhancements. Additionally, they'll touch on Apple's decision to now support Progressive Web Apps in the EU, a hefty fine imposed on Apple by the European Union, and a humorous anecdote about a software engineer who wore Apple Vision Pro at his wedding. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:03:53

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The Mac & Forth Show 381 - Road Trip To Nowhere

2/29/2024
This week, the Mac & Forth Show welcomes special guest Steve Durbin from GeeksCorner UK, joining Alan, Steve and Karl. They'll cover the surprising end to Apple's long-rumored car project, delve into EU officials' frustration with Apple's approach to progressive web apps, discuss the high costs behind Apple Vision Pro, and share thoughts on Apple Music's new daily heavy rotation mix. They'll also review the much-criticised FineWoven cases. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:04:44

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The Mac & Forth Show 380 - The Apple Mile-High Club

2/22/2024
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast Alan, Dean, and Karl are at it again, dissecting the latest from the Apple universe with a twist of humour. They kick things off with a look at Apple's latest iMessage security upgrade, which they assure is so secure, even your nosy neighbour can't sneak a peek. Next, they delve into the drama of Apple blaming new EU laws for the wonkiness of Progressive Web Apps. The team then navigates the murky waters of Meta and Microsoft's unhappiness about Apple’s new app store terms. They're also dazzled by the Apple Vision Pro's support for a rare film aspect ratio, suggesting it could make even your home videos look like cinematic masterpieces. Finally, they're all ears about a luxury airline doling out Apple Vision Pro to select passengers, imagining a flight experience so immersive, that you'll forget about the cramped legroom. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:06:19

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The Mac & Forth Show 379 - The Twenty Year Old Bug

2/15/2024
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl, alongside special guest GazMaz from the mighty MyMac podcast, dive into a variety of captivating tech stories. The discussion opens with the EU's decision to back down from forcing Apple to open up iMessage to competitors, highlighting a significant moment in the debate over digital communication standards. The team then examines Apple's ongoing efforts to lobby against Right to Repair legislation, sparking conversation about consumer rights versus corporate interests. A deep dive into a longstanding Mac audio bug, possibly affecting users for more than two decades, reveals the complexities of software maintenance and legacy issues. The removal of Dolby Vision and Atmos support from Amazon Prime Video leads to speculation about the future of streaming quality. Wrapping up, the episode celebrates love with Apple Music's introduction of two new stations for Valentine's Day, perfectly curated to set the romantic mood. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. 'The One with the Shout Out'Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Or help via PayPal. Subscribe to us on: iTunesOvercastPocketcastTuneIn Radio Or feel free to join our Discord XInstagramFacebook FacebookWebsiteYouTube Merchandise Store Russ Clewett

Duration:01:06:00