Essential Apple Podcast 77: It’s about privacy and security

This week Essential Apple Slacker @Dougee (Andi J), digital forensics expert, joins us to talk about security, privacy, protecting yourself online, etc.
Also, of course, we take a look at the Apple and Tech stories of note from the last week or so, including Apple’s China iCloud dilemma, painful problems at Apple Campus and more.

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On this week’s show:


  • Apple to have to hand Chinese iCloud users data to a Chinese owned data company… and the repercussions… This is a bit of a rabbit hole.
  • Uncle Tim says Apple doesn’t follow other companies – CNet
  • Future Apple devices may have flexible ‘sidewall displays’ – Apple World Today
  • Apple’s New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw – and It Hurts. Some distracted staff are walking into glass panes designed to foster collaboration – 9to5 Mac


  • Stop Telling People There’s a Dot in Your Gmail Address — It Doesn’t Matter – Slate
  • Unconventional Communications Framework – Linked In or download my RTF of it from here



  • Macjim sends us
    Dashlane – free for one device, $3.33 a month billed annually otherwise
  • Simon is trying
    LastPass – Free, Premium is $2 a month billed annually and a Family Plan for 6 licences is $4 a month billed annually
  • And well worth a mention
    RememBear Beta App Store/MacApp Store – Currently free

Nemo’s Hardware Store (46:09)

  • Get closer to your subjects than ever before with the DJI Osmo+, DJI’s first handheld gimbal with an integrated zoom camera. A 7× zoom, consisting of 3.5× optical and 2× digital lossless zoom – £518.92 UK / $559 US – Amazon
  • A1 Studios Arizona

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