A new co-host, new MacBook Pros, new Surface Go, new Affinity Designer for iPad, new Luminar update, new green phone service, new French Cyber Command… A veritable tidal wave of news. So much in fact that we even forgot to mention the App Store 10th Anniversary or Apple killing their photo printing services!
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Recorded 15th July 2018
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On this week’s show:
NEW CO-HOST NICK RILEY
- On Twitter as @Spligosh
- Also appears on Let’s Talk Apple
- New MacBook Pros – new processors, more RAM, new(ish) keyboard, more spec and more money!
- Apple Updates Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 32 GB RAM, New Keyboard – The Mac Observer
- Apple fixes MacBook Pro keyboard issue – sorta, but calls it a feature not a fix – Digital Trends
- Apple Outlines 2018 MacBook Pro Repair Options and Parts Availability – MacRumors
- Apple is back in classic pro mode, and we’re getting the new Macs to prove it – iMore
- Apple’s iPhone 6 has the highest failure rate among iPhones; but Samsung is worse – The Next Web
- Skylum Luminar 2018 1.3.0 update brings many improvements, new camera support – DPReview
- Luminar can be used as a plug in for Affinity Photo – Tweet
- Affinity release Designer for iPad – Affinity
- And the CEO of Serif Affinity will be interviewing with us on Thursday… for the next show!!! SCOOP!
- Adobe is Building a Full Version of iPad Photoshop – The Mac Observer
- The Surface Book 2 is everything the MacBook Pro should be – Charged
- Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is its smallest tablet yet – Engadget
- Computer Backup Awareness in 2018: Getting Better and Getting Worse – Backblaze Blog
- Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 and blocks passcode cracking tools used by police – The Verge
- Apple’s iOS passcode cracking defense can be bypassed using a USB accessory – The Verge
- UK’s Big Brother road signs watch for drivers using iPhones – Cult of Mac
IN THE NEWS
- Ecotalk is a new kind of mobile phone service. Our call, text and data services will be powered by 100% green energy from the wind and sun, making it a uniquely green mobile phone service. We think this will be the first of its kind in Britain, if not the world. Ecotalk/Ecotricity – Runs on EE…
- France’s cyber command marched in Paris’s Bastille Day Parade for the first time – The Verge
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- Matteo Bandi’s device-powered objects designed to beat smart phone addiction – Deezen
WORTH-A-CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- CarBridge For iOS Released, Lets You Use Any App In CarPlay Including Waze, Google, Fortnite, Netflix, YouTube, More – Redmond Pie
- FontBundles.net and DesignBundles.net (who will also be appearing on the show soon)
- Donny’s giveaway: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a set of codes for Rock Picks, Doodled Notes and 11 Kickers
Nemo’s Hardware Store (30:29)
- Brainwavz Audio Hengja Desk Edge Headphone Hanger $12 US Direct. Amazon $12 US £11 UK
- Brainwavz Audio Truss Under Desk Dual Headphone Hanger – $13 US Direct. Amazon $13 US or £12 UK
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