Recorded 19th November 2019
I’s a dunce and did a show with Guy and Nick, but forgot to check it was recording. Sorry about that – instead you just get me mulling over what we discussed. Apple effectively soft launched the recently rumoured 16â€œ MacBook Pro, with a â€newâ€œ scissor switch keyboard, and some pretty impressive specs. A strange story emerged alleging to reveal Appleâ€™s AR/VR Headset and Smart Glasses roadmap. FIDO2 support is coming to iOS 13.3. Apple Pay is growing fast, but Apple News+ isnâ€™t, Apple are fixing an Apple Mail problem that means your mail wasnâ€™t quite as encrypted as we thought, and a few other musings.
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- @spligosh (https://twitter.com/spligosh) on Twitter very occasionally.
- Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots’ Let’s Talk Apple
- Apple’s MacBook Pro Gets an All-New Keyboard â€“ Wired
- Apple News+ failing to attract new subscribers after March launch, report says â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Safari Supports NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-Compliant Security Keys in iOS 13.3 â€“ Mac Rumors
- Apple Eyes 2022 Release for AR Headset, 2023 for Glasses â€“ The Information
- Apple is fixing encrypted email on macOS because itâ€™s not quite as encrypted as we thought â€“ The Verge
- Google Is Finally Rolling Out its Own RCS in the US â€“ Wired
- Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January â€“ The Verge
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Iâ€™m still using my one of these Braided Leather Lightning Charge Bracelet
- LuLu from Objective-See is still on my Mac and does what I want â€“ LuLu
- LastPass is a great password manager and a good supplement to KeyChain â€“Last Pass
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- How airships could return to our crowded skies â€“ BBC Future
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- Interview Kristian Rauhala of H2O Audio
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