Essential Apple Podcast 161: Slip sliding away with FotoMagico

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.


  • Oliver has given us 2x One Year Subscriptions to the new FotoMagico for iPad to give away. Usual thing – email ( and winners will be drawn out of the hat in about 3 weeks
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On this week’s show:




  • 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


  • 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


  • The ultimate MacBook USB-C accessory just got better – ZDNet
    • Seems to come under a variety of names – all about $25… the thing to look for is that it’s 20 pin and that the detachable part just takes a USB C cable. I found these two – Amazon US and Amazon UK


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