Recorded 14th July 2019
This week Apple announced new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, but killed the MacBookâ€¦ also they cut prices on SSD BTO upgrades (Yay) but not RAM (Boo. Rumours that theyâ€™re going to drop the butterfly keyboard are got stronger and more plausible. Tech pundits declared this yearâ€™s iPhones boring and ugly and are only interested in rumours about 2020 iPhones. And we talk about â€œchipletsâ€ and why the industry is saying they are the way forward for silicon. In other news Facebook got fined $5 billion (like they careâ€¦) and a French guy on a flyboard was the highlight of the Bastille Day Parade!
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- Mac to the Future and Guyâ€™s Daily Drive on YouTube
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- Apple Revamps MacBook Lineup â€“ Daring Fireball
- Apple makes huge cuts to SSD upgrade pricing for Macs â€“ Cult of Mac
- Unconfirmed reports suggest Apple has killed AR glasses project (updated) â€“ VentureBeat
- Appleâ€™s AR glasses could help visually impaired see the full picture â€“ AppleInsider
- Hulu Re-Enables 4K Streaming For Chromecast Ultra And Apple TV â€“ Ubergizmo
- For developers. Apple made available searchable transcript for WWDC 2019 videos â€“ Apple
- Mike Bombich tech note on the new read only Catalina system drive and how it is made to workâ€¦ Bombich
- Chiplets Are Both Solution to and Symptom of a Larger Problem â€“ ExtremeTech
- Intel Highlights Chiplet Advances â€“ Techpinions
- No, 5G isnâ€™t going to make your 4G LTE phone obsolete â€“ CNET
- For a really good discussion on these subjects listen to the Techpinions Podcast
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- A good reason for using a reputable VPN that you can trust â€“ VPNPro
- 22 VPN Services to Protect Your Privacy â€“ Search Encrypt Blog
- TrickBot returns with new attack that compromised 250 million email addresses â€“ Digital Trends
- A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam â€“ Wired
- Microsoft Issues Warning For 50M Windows 10 Users â€“ Forbes
- Microsoft Confirms Windows â€˜Great Duke Of Hellâ€™ Malware Attack â€“ Forbes
- Facebook â€˜to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandalâ€™ â€“ BBC News
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Wireless Flight Adapter Bluetooth 5 Audio Transmitter for Headphones
- AirFly Bluetooth Audio Adapter Review by Sandy Foster â€“ Podfeet Podcasts
- The Apple Watch Series 3 just had Â£200 lopped off its price on this limited time deal â€“ TrustedReviews
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- Bastille Day: Flyboard takes part in military display â€“ BBC News
- Goodbye Aberration: Physicist Solves 2,000-Year-Old Optical Problem â€“ PetaPixel
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