Recorded 12th August 2018
This week on the 100th Essential Apple: Doug Field returns to Apple, Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration, researchers developed a biodegradable paper battery, Mark makes an appearance and we have Alex France of the wonderful Font and Design Bundles to tell us all about their service and what inspires them to run such a community focussed online business. Plus to prove just how simple it is Donny actually signs up and opens a store to sell his artworks via DesignBundles.net during the show!
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On this weekâ€™s show:
- Doug Field Returns to Apple After Leaving Tesla â€“ Daring Fireball
- Five big things that have made Apple â€“ BBC News
- Inside ‘the reality distortion field’: An early Apple employee told us what it was like having Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as his bosses â€“ Business Insider
- New Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration â€“ Apple Insider
- Apple Music Now Delivers “Friends Mixes” of All The Music Your Friends Are Listening To â€“ Your EDM
- First impressions after nearly a month with Appleâ€™s 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro â€“ 9to5 Mac
- The New Robot Kickstarter by Anki Is Powered By Qualcomm â€“ Forbes Magazine
- Researchers at Binghampton University have developed a paper battery that is entirely biodegradable â€“ Tech Xplore
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- Gemini PDA review: The Psion Series 5, reborn â€“ IT Pro
WORTH-A-CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- There’s an easy trick for locating your lost AirPods â€” here’s how to use it â€“ Business Insider
- Mophie Powerstation Plus 10000 Universal Battery with Lightning Connector â€“ Apple
- SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – fast enough for 4K workflows [Video] â€“ 9to5 Mac
Nemoâ€™s Hardware Store (31:31)
- Speks Blocks $30 US Original/ $45 US M-Series
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