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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