Recorded 24th February 2019
This week I am joined by â€œthe eccentric iOS developerâ€ Weyhan Ng and Nick Riley (@spligosh) and we get stuck into a variety of topics including eye-wateringly expensive folding phones, the Marzipan thing and Mark Gurman’s prognostications, Google and that â€œforgottenâ€ microphone, apps tattling on you to Facebook, and how to stop those annoying â€œcan we send you push notificationsâ€ pop ups on web sites!
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- On Twitter as @weyhan
- On GitHub as weyhan
- iOS Developer who goes by handle the Eccentric iOS developer
- Developer / Maintainer of the iOS Compo writing app
- @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
- Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs’ 64th birthday â€“ The Apple Post
- Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs, who would have been 64 today, with touching Apple Park tribute â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Appleâ€™s New Mac Pro Could Feature A Stackable Design â€“ Uber Gizmo
- The latest on Appleâ€™s plan to merge iOS and Mac apps: convert iPad app to Mac app this year, iPhone apps on Mac in 2020, combined single binaries by 2021 + Mac Pro possibly at WWDC 2019 â€“ Mark Gurman Bloomberg
- Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware – MacRumors
- Customers ‘Dear Tim’ emails have big impact within Apple â€“ Apple Insider
- Smartwatches Are Changing the Purpose of the EKG â€“ The Atalantic
- Samsung Unveils New $1,980 Galaxy Fold Smartphone â€“ Mac Rumours
- Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G â€“ BBC News
- Huawei Mate X first look: Three screen modes, four cameras and five Gs for â‚¬2299 â€“ Android Central
- Google says Nest microphone was ‘never supposed to be a secret’ â€“ Business Insider
- Password managers have a security flaw. But you should still use one â€“ Washington Post
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