Recorded 2nd June 2019
This week I am joined by Suffolk Pete (@Hermboy) in what is an odd sort of Limbo – we are recording this the day before WWDC, but it’s unlikely the show will be posted until after. So although we talk a little about WWDC we try not to make it the main point of discussion so we don’t just make ourselves look silly.
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- @Hermboy on Twitter very occasionally.
- WWDC – Mac Pro? iOS 13, macOS 10.15, iTunes breakup, Marzipan…
- The new Mac Pro is Appleâ€™s chance to make a PC â€“ The Verge
- Apple Marzipan will bring iPhone apps to your Mac: Everything you should know â€“ CNet
- An original Apple I built into a briefcase just sold for nearly $500k â€“ Tech Crunch
- Apple releases new iPod touch featuring A10 Fusion chip, 256 GB storage option â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Apple Expected to Remove 3D Touch From All 2019 iPhones in Favor of Haptic Touch â€“ Mac Rumors
- Apple Wipes iTunes Pages on Facebook and Instagram Ahead of WWDC â€“ Mac Rumors
- Apple increases iPhone cellular download limit from 150 MB to 200 MB â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Huawei CEO says China shouldn’t punish Apple â€“ CNN
- Facebook’s engagement is sinking with no end in sight â€“ Mashable
- Laptops are getting weird and wonderful again â€“ The Verge
- Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know â€“ CNet
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Older versions of Windows have critical vulnerability, should be updated ASAPâ€“ Digital Trends
- 1Password on Mac Updated With Easier and Smarter Drag-and-Drop Password Functionality â€“ Mac Rumors
- Flipboard database hacks exposed users’ account information â€“ CNet
- Slack, WhatsApp, Snapchat And Ghost Protocol All Security Risks, Says Wickr CTO â€“ Forbes
- Tech companies and security experts pan U.K.â€™s encryption backdoor proposal â€“ Digital Trends
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Alfred 4 brings Dark Mode, Rich Text expansion, and more to the powerful macOS productivity app â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Elecjet launches AnyWatt USB-C MagSafe adapter for old MacBook/Apple display chargers â€“ 9to5 Mac
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- Finally, IISc team confirms breakthrough in superconductivity at room temperature â€“ The Hindu
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- No store this week as John is travelling
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