This show is dedicated to the memory of my friend Adrian who died uexpectedly on the 28th aged 64. RIP.
Recorded 27th October 2019
This week itâ€™s Diwali (the festival of lights), there is more â€œnot newsâ€ than news, Tim Cook talked about diversity, being gay, and more. iPod turned 18, Amiga 1200 turned 27, Google proved Quantum computing is real, and I was joined by Steve (@nibsUK) Leach from the Mac&Forth podcast to pick over these fragmentsâ€¦ And we broke the internetâ€¦ Well my internet went out for 3 HOURS in the middle of this show, so forgive me if I was a bit off my stride in the second half. Also I am a bit later than I like posting this – a family friend died unexpectedly on Monday and as you can imagine that sort of messed me up a bit.
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On this weekâ€™s show:
- No sign of an Apple Event…
- iPod turns 18
- Apple advises iPhone 5 owners to update to iOS 10.3.4 by November 3 â€” AppleInsider
- Trapped hikers rescued after Apple Watch automatically calls 911 â€“ Fox News Autoplaying Video!!!
- Tim Cook talks diversity, being gay and more â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Quantum computingâ€™s â€˜Hello Worldâ€™ moment â€“ TechCrunch
- Google snuck an augmented reality ad onto the back of the Pixel 4 box â€“ Mashable
- First 100% electric black cab for 120 years launches in London â€“ The Guardian
- Amiga A1200 is 27
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- NordVPNÂ confirms it was hacked â€“Â VPNpro
- Microsoft has a new way to keep your computer’s firmware from being hacked â€“ Engadget
- Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else â€“ CNet
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- Pixelmator Pro on sale for 50% off. Currently $19.99 â€“ Mac App Store
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- The New DxO PhotoLab is Aimed at Adobe Lightroom and Capture One â€“ The Photoblographer
- 4K projector turns any wall into theater-quality screen from inches away â€” Ars Technica
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