Essential Apple Podcast 109: Modern photography, technical excellence & better bagels?!?!

Recorded 21st October 2018

This week Tim Cook said Bloomberg should retract their Chinese Hack story. Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, passed away. Adobe had their Max Conference and announced Photoshop for iPad and more. But Mark and Simon aren’t interested in that stuff! No, we have the highly respected Jeff Carlson with us and we are only interested what he has to say, and the biggest of stories – #Bagelgate and Apple sending out invites to the “There’s more in the making” event scheduled for 30th October.
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On this week’s show:


  • Jeff Carlson is the author of several Take Control books, such as Take Control of Your Digital Photos and Take Control of Your Digital Storage, and regularly writes for publications such as DPReview and Macworld. He also co-hosts the weekly podcast PhotoActive. Find him at or on Twitter and Instagram at @jeffcarlson.


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  • Apple announce “there’s more in the making” special event for October 30th – The Loop
  • Apple solves #bagelgate with a more appetizing bagel emoji – 9to5 Mac
    • Donny to make a Bagel Bakery Sticker Set… and maybe a Pizza Set too
    • Discussion of Bagels leads to deep dive into Salt Beef and Corned Beef in the Slack!


  • Lexar launches new JumpDrive Fingerprint secure USB 3.0 flash drives with 256-bit encryption – 9to5 Mac
  • Tenda Nova MW3-2 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System – Amazon £70 UK or $70 US

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  • No Store this week as John is taking a short vacation

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