Recorded 29th July 2018
This week I am joined by Donny Yankellow (@rtteachr) and Warren Sklar (from the Mac to the Future Go Livecast) to discuss the news. We had an i9 â€œdisasterâ€ that wasn’t, and rumours that the T2 may be causing issues. But we think that was old news and a â€œstorm in a teacupâ€ and so we wander off into a variety of far more interesting things. Like the sales spike in Apple Watches, FitBark Dog Activity Trackers, Verizon’s VPN, and the AnyFont App for iOS.
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On this weekâ€™s show:
- On Twitter as @rtteachr
- Donnyâ€™s Books
- Donnyâ€™s Website
- Donny on iBooks (Coming to the UK and Canada soon)
- Donnyâ€™s Sticker Packs (US, UK, Canada)
- Donnyâ€™s Junior Typer (US only)
- i9 â€œmuch ado about nothingâ€
- The story started with apparent problems with the i9 MBP 2018 suffering â€œthermal throttlingâ€
- Beware serious thermal throttling with new Core i9 MacBook Pro â€“ Cult of Mac
- As always John Martellaro dug beyond the hysteria to get a sensible look at things with MacBook Pro, FreezerGate and a Tempest in a Teapot â€“ The Mac Observer
- Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro slowdown â€“ Six Colors
- Tests Confirm Core i9 MacBook Pro Software Update Fixes Throttling Issue â€“ The Mac Observer
- T2 â€œcausing problemsâ€
- Apple Watch sales jumped by 30% last quarter despite intense competition â€“Â BGR
- FitBark – fitness tracker for dogs â€“ or possibly cheapskates…
- The adorable Microlino car just got approved for European streets â€“ Curbed
- Verizon unveils its own VPN service for iOS devices priced at $4/month â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Three Reasons Why the “Nothing to Hide” Argument is Flawed â€“ Duck Duck Go
IN THE NEWS
- Forging a full fibre broadband and 5G future for all â€“ Gov.uk
- Verizon looks to Apple or Google for live TV over 5G â€“ Engadget
- Idaho prison inmates exploited tablet vulnerability to steal $225,000 in credits â€“ The Verge
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- How to make a website that fits inside its own link â€“ Cult of Mac
WORTH-A-CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- It only costs $19 to bring MagSafe back to the MacBook Pro â€“ BGR
- AnyFont by Florian Schimanke Â£1.99 on the App Store and IAP 99p for 1000 Fonts
- Allister Jenks has a post on how to do it with Configurator for free if you are so inclined over on Essential Apple
- Bsolli Plaited Leather Lightning Charge Cable Bracelet â€“ Amazon Â£12 UK 2 sizes, available in black, or brown and gold. USB C and Micro USB versions also available. Auzev in the US $16 US and again Micro USB and USB C versions available.
Nemoâ€™s Hardware Store (50:01)
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