Essential Apple Podcast 153: We broke the internet!

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 it’s Diwali (the festival of lights), there is more “not news” 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 fragments… And we broke the internet… 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 week’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 — AppleInsider
  • Trapped hikers rescued after Apple Watch automatically calls 911 – Fox News Autoplaying Video!!!
  • Tim Cook talks diversity, being gay and more – 9to5 Mac


  • Quantum computing’s ‘Hello World’ moment – TechCrunch
  • Google snuck an augmented reality ad onto the back of the Pixel 4 box – Mashable
  • First 100% electric black cab for 120 years launches in London – The Guardian
  • Amiga A1200 is 27


  • NordVPN confirms it was hacked – VPNpro
  • Microsoft has a new way to keep your computer’s firmware from being hacked – Engadget
  • Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else – CNet


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