Essential Apple Podcast 103: Take Control with Joe Kissell

Recorded 2nd September 2018

This week I am joined by regular co-host Nick Riley, and guest Joe Kissell (of Take Control books). As ever we try to avoid all the pre 12th September event rumours and speculation and focus on things that happened this week. Including an Apple autonomous test car getting rear ended, Apple buying an AR glasses/lenses company, and women demanding that fitness apps and products have a “pregnancy mode”…
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  • Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro (2018) – The Mac Observer
  • Apple released a beta with an annoying alert and then one that fixed it – Techshout
  • Apple announced the September event “Gather Round” – Apple Insider
  • Apple self-driving test car gets rear-ended by a Nissan Leaf in first ever crash – The Verge
  • The most popular Apple Watch probably isn’t the model you’d expect – Cult of Mac
  • Apple just bought an AR glasses company – Alphr
  • Apple Will Require All Apps to Have a Privacy Policy – Fortune


  • If your mobile phone is running slowly or always losing battery, it might have been hacked to mine cryptocurrency – here’s how to protect yourself – Business Insider


  • Women call for ‘pregnancy’ mode in fitness and health apps – The Independent
  • Phones with bendable, flexible screens are closer than you think – CNet


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Bundlehunt latest bundle $5 to unlock then select the apps you want at big discounts – Bundlhunt
    • Like all bundles it’s only any good if there is stuff you wan’t – at least with this you get to build your own selection of as few or as many as you like


  • Celebrate Labor Day with the coolest paper airplane ever created – Mashable
  • You Can Download Popular Reeder 3 App For iOS And Mac For Free Right Now ($15 Value) – Redmond Pie
  • Affinity Publisher Beta is here – Serif

Nemo’s Hardware Store (xx:xx)

  • Labor Day holiday weekend means no hardware store this week.

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