Essential Apple Podcast 58: Apple’s Aussie Reuse & Recycle Champ @_windrider

Recorded 30th September 2017

Mark just about has time to do the show before he jets off again, this time to Munich for the Oktoberfest. We are joined by Peter Emery (@_windrider) from Australia to talk about his old Macs, virtual flu pandemics, Keychain Stealer and more.

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On this week’s show:


  •  iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown shows that you really don’t want to crack that glass back – The Verge
  • Keychain stealer is real, but not as bad as it might first seem – The Mac Observer
  •  iPhone 8 is so much faster than Android that even Geekbench creator can’t believe it – BGR
  • Apple’s new “kext approval system” gives Simon grief!


  • Pi Plans to Make the iPhone’s Wireless Charging Contactless – The Mac Observer
    Crank the range on this up to a couple of feet or more and we can really start talking
  • postmarketOS: An Ultimate Linux Distro For Your Smartphones Is Coming – Fossbytes
    • and you can read up about postmarketOS directly here


  • Opinion to shutter its free podcast hosting
  • How you could help stop a flu pandemic – BBC News

Nemo’s Hardware Store

  • Nemo is on holiday: so no store this week

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About Simon Parnell

Co-host of the Essential Apple Podcast alongside Mark Chappell who lives in the far West of Wales, while I make my abode deep in the East of Suffolk. Father, Husband, Mac Lover, DTP & Prepress Professional, Geek, Cook, Drinker of Wines, Beers & Spirits. I am British, and now the "wrong" side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children. I started working in a design studio in the early 80's back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000... eek!). Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of "DTP" applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the "big guns" so DTP can be accessible to everybody! For the last 15+ years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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