Recorded 19th January 2020
This week Gary Starkweather, the inventor of the laser printer, passed away, Apple discovered their Smart Battery Cases are maybe not so smart, and Windows 7 went out to pasture. I am joined by Nick Riley and guest Oliver Breidenbach of Boinx and we talk about the new FotoMagico for iPad that was just released and a a few other bits of Boinx software, before we meander on to Apple trade ins, discuss more battery technology stories and ponder over AR a bit more.
GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS
- Oliver has given us 2x One Year Subscriptions to the new FotoMagico for iPad to give away. Usual thing – email firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) and winners will be drawn out of the hat in about 3 weeks
- Get Donny Yankellow’s 2FunDads iMessage stickers for FREE
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- Apple launches Smart Battery Cases replacement program — Apple World Today
- Apple Slashes Estimated Trade-In Values of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch Models Overnight – Mac Rumors
- AirPods Pro owners complain of worse noise cancellation after firmware updates — The Verge
- Gary Starkweather, inventor of the laser printer, dies at 81 — The Washington Post
- New lithium-sulfur battery could let phones last five days between charges – Engadget
- New graphene battery recharges blazingly fast, and it’s already on the market – Digital Trends
- Facebook’s Chief Scientist: Mass Adoption of AR Is Years Away — The Information
- How about this for a wearable smart device? AR contact lens — Apple World Today
- Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 today – Engadget
- Upgrade to Windows 10 for free right now – Cnet
- Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft’s code – BBC News
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware – Malwarebytes Labs
- Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years – BBC News
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- The ultimate MacBook USB-C accessory just got better – ZDNet
NEMO’S HARDWARE STORE (36:27)
- JBL Everest Elite 750NC Over Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones– Amazon $200 US / £190 UK
- JBL Boombox Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Amazon $500 US / £300 UK
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