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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.

Twitter:

@macandforth

Language:

English


Episodes

The Mac & Forth Show 298 - Updates, Updates

9/30/2021
This week Mark Chappel joins Alan, Steve and Karl to share their views and opinions on the recent raft of updates for our favourite iOS devices. What do they make of the changes and what are their favourite new features? Spotify say they are aware that their app is a bit of a drain, on your battery that is. Apple have flexed their pricing muscles and upped the price of the Flex Headphones and there may be an issue with the Express Transit feature if tied to your Visa card, or there may not...

Duration:01:10:11

The Mac & Forth Show 297 - Card At The Ready?

9/16/2021
Tim has shown us Apple’s latest goodies so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl cast their eyes over the latest product announcements. New iPad, iPad Mini, Apple Watch, iPhone and iPhone Pro but have any of them tempted the panel to break out their 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 on iTunes. I won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all I ask…go on, you know you...

Duration:01:17:43

The Mac & Forth Show 296 - Let’s Get Dreaming

9/9/2021
This week Alan, Dean and Karl return to discuss the week's Apple and tech-related news. As Karl predicted, Apple made their announcement of their announcement, it might have been pretty obvious but still, we’re counting it as a win. So what may next week’s presentation hold for us all? Well, again it’s probably pretty obvious but we’re still going to speculate, so there. All this, and slightly more, on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you could take a...

Duration:01:00:47

The Mac & Forth Show 295 - Madden Goes Virtual

9/2/2021
Once again Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to discuss the week's Apple and tech-related news. Karl gets a new tech toy and it’s not even Apple related. Looks like some changes are afoot in the App Store, some by Apple, some forced on Apple. Today at Apple sessions return to UK stores. James Bond comes to Apple TV, kinda and Apple makes a classical move. 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:01:04:30

The Mac & Forth Show 294 - Tim At Ten

8/26/2021
Back once again, Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to discuss the week's Apple and tech-related news. Tim Cook has been steering Apple for ten years, we reflect on his time as CEO. Apparently someone thinks if Apple doesn’t produce a folding iPhone this year then Apple is screwed…alrighty then. Google pays big once again to remain the default search option on Safari, luckily it’s easy to change and OnlyFans manage to annoy their creators and users but luckily there may be a happy ending. All...

Duration:01:01:01

The Mac & Forth Show 293 - Calling Time

8/19/2021
Time flies by as once again as Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to discuss the week's Apple and tech-related news. The EU moves closer to standardising electronic device chargers. The Matter smart home standard gets delayed. Apple appears to be having some employee problems. SharePlay gets delayed and Apple appears to capitulate on its mobile Safari changes. 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...

Duration:01:09:00

The Mac & Forth Show 292 - Who’s Who?

8/12/2021
Another week has passed so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to discuss the week's Apple and tech-related news. Apple has caused a bit of a stir regarding the privacy of photos in iOS15, but is it as problematic as some are making it out to be? Spotify has cancelled Airplay 2, or has it? Apple Arcade now boasts 200 games, and we ‘hopefully’ clear up something that has been confusing one of our listeners. All this, and slightly more, on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would...

Duration:01:05:22

The Mac & Forth Show 291 - Mark & Forth

8/5/2021
This week Alan, Dean, Steve are joined by guest host for the show, Mark Chappel, to discuss the week's Apple and tech-related news. YouTube and Spotify look to be adding cheaper subscriptions for their services. You can now get a separate Touch-ID keyboard but it’s not cheap. Apple Store App Clips make it easier than ever to walk out of a store and look like you’re a thief, plus we finally discover the truth about the Ted Lasso curry scene. All this, and slightly more, on this week’s...

Duration:00:56:10

The Mac & Forth Show 290 - Ted Talk

7/29/2021
After an unexpected break Alan, Steve and Karl return to discuss the week's Apple and technology related news. Ted Lasso is back and the guys are pretty excited about it. Another bunch of updates are released. Apple shares some film-making techniques. The guys discuss what they would want and not want to see under any Right to Repair laws and some developers of free apps demand $200 billion in damages. All this, and slightly more, on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would...

Duration:01:07:10

The Mac & Forth Show 289 - We Might Be Closed

7/15/2021
Once again Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to discuss the week's Apple and technology-related news. Dean has been playing with Windows…on his iPad. Today at Apple is coming to YouTube. Apple has reportedly crushed some recent annoying bugs. The new Apple Mag-Safe battery is here and an attorney has threatened that Apple might have to pull out of the UK market. 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:01:04:40

The Mac & Forth Show 288 - Oh, The Audacity!

7/8/2021
This week Steve returns from his holiday to join Alan, Dean and Karl as they discuss the week's Apple and technology-related news. The audio app, Audacity, has used some controversy after its ’T’s and C’s’ were updated. Some worrying reports of HomePods being bricked emerge. The ITV app added extra stress to the English semi-final game. More network names cause Apple problems and advertising flock to Android as Apple users block their ads. All this, and slightly more on this week’s...

Duration:01:00:59

The Mac & Forth Show 287 - Luvvies Levy

7/1/2021
Another week for Alan, Dean and Karl discuss the week's Apple and technology related news. xCloud gaming comes to Apple devices. Some Apple employees get fitted with body cams. UK celebs want to add a tax to your phone and iOS15 might unleash the potential of your M1 iPad Pro. 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 on iTunes. I won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is...

Duration:01:05:28

The Mac & Forth Show 286 - Mind The 4G

6/24/2021
This week Alan, Dean and Karl are joined by Mark of Essential Apple to discuss the week's Apple and technology related news. The London Tube is about to get a little more annoying, or convenient, depending on your point of view. A survey suggests users are underwhelmed with the upcoming OS updates and a weird WiFi password bug has been discovered. 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 ...

Duration:01:02:16

The Mac & Forth Show 285 - Struck By A Thunderbolt

6/17/2021
If all has gone well Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl have managed to record this weeks episode on Karl’s new M1 MacBook Air setup…if it not then you’re probably not reading this. We finish off our WWDC roundup and highlight a few surprises not mentioned in the keynote. 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 on iTunes. I won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all I ask…go...

Duration:01:08:33

The Mac & Forth Show 284 - WWDC Recap

6/10/2021
This week Alan, Dean and Karl are joined by former show co-host Barry Gentleman. The lads soon get down to discussing the announcements made at WWDC and share their thoughts on them as well as the presentation itself. Also, Apple Music has received its update and we discuss how much of a difference the new modes make. 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 on iTunes. I won’t ply...

Duration:01:18:32

The Mac & Forth Show 283 - Shederton Studios

6/3/2021
WWDC is almost here so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl list some of the things they hope to see get announced on Monday before turning their attention to the week’s Apple-related news. Karl has continued to work on his video shed (Shederton Studios), but all is not going well. Facebook still doesn’t like Apple’s privacy policy. HomePods vanish from US Apple stores and rumours are abound. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you...

Duration:01:11:34

The Mac & Forth Show 282 - Hopeless

5/27/2021
After their short holiday Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl turn their attention to the week's Apple-related news. Another round of updates dropped. Apple Music got a little more complicated. The Epic v Apple trial is over, now we await the judgement. Dean shares his thoughts on his new purchases and Woz is in a spot of bother. 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 on iTunes. I won’t...

Duration:01:06:17

The Mac & Forth Show 281 - Pimp My iPad

5/13/2021
Has it been a week already? Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl are back to look over the weeks Apple-related news. The guys wonder why the M1 iPad is so powerful? Looks like US users are opting out of tracking in their droves. Apple is facing another App Store lawsuits, this time in the UK. Matter wants to make smart-home devices smarter and AirTags have been providing some fun to researchers. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: I really would appreciate it if you...

Duration:01:16:30

The Mac & Forth Show 280 - HushTag

5/6/2021
The quartet of Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl return to peruse the week’s Apple-related news. Another series of updates hit our favourite devices. Facebook asks us not to disable tracking in their immutable way. The AirTag’s get subjected to all kinds of stories. Fortnight and Apple battle it out. The EU charged Apple and that Night Shift mode might be bunkum, who knew? 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:01:09:35

The Mac & Forth Show 279 - iOS 14.Finally

4/29/2021
Another week has passed so Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl assemble once more to peruse the week’s Apple-related news. iOS 14.5 was finally released and brings several new features, some big, some small, to our favourite devices. Updates for the macOS, WatchOS, tvOS, HomePodOS and AirPods also dropped. Apple’s App Tracking Transparency is also in effect but will it change users habits? Apple could be in trouble with the EU, again and a man sues Apple for the ‘Buy’ button. All this, and slightly...

Duration:01:03:25