Essential Apple Podcast 38: Apple, Patents, the Augmented Future and Running Out of Time

Mark’s AirPod problems seem to be reaching a climax, Simon gets an Apple Watch, Touch ID saves a life, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Esso have somewhat dubious “speed pay system” and MS Office seems to be a 32 bit app on iOS shocker!

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  • Touch ID and Siri enabled 4-year-old boy to call emergency services to save mum’s life – 9 to 5 Mac
  • Apple Looking Into Apple Watch Bands With Added Functionality – Ubergizmo
  • Financial Times: Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset “at least a year away” – Cult of Mac
  • Here is how you can find all the 32-bit apps installed on your iPhone Techrumors
  • Esso Launches Speedpass+ iOS App for Mobile Payments at the Pump – iPhone in Canada Blog
  • Backdoor access to WhatsApp? Rudd’s call suggests a hazy grasp of encryption – The Guardian

5 Wireless Earbuds Which Cost less than $150 AirPods

  • SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds – Amazon
  • Airmate Cordfree Mini Stereo Earphones – Amazon
  • GRDE Bluetooth Earbuds – Amazon
  • ZIYUO Twins Wireless Bluetooth In-ear Earphones – Amazon
  • Pantheon Wireless True Wireless Earbuds – Amazon

Nemo’s Hardware Store:

Amazon US Selection
Amazon UK Selection

This week’s “App-session” [obsession.. geddit?]

Able Black iOS Game
Story with intermittent puzzles and occasional “what should I do” type questions
Rather philosophical and existential – and the puzzles sometimes do need some deft sideways thinking
on the iOS App Store

Ferrite Update
Available here

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  • Mark’s a guy who lives in a shack by the sea in far western England, binge watching Netflix series in between reviewing tech and Mac related goodies. The switch to Macintosh was easy when using dreaded WinVista and adding a printer proved nigh on impossible. That tipped him over the edge and since getting a Mac he’s never looked back, including the Hackintosh years. Wanna be guitar player, intermittent podcaster, and a Taylor Swift fan.

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