Mark returns to the show and weâ€™re joined by Donny Yankellow and Guy Serle to talk about the iPad turning 10, iCloud folder sharing, AirTags, Zoom, video conferencing and more.
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Recorded 5th April 2020
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On this weekâ€™s show:
- On Twitter as @Macparrot and @VertShark
- Co-host of the MyMac show
- Mac to the Future and Guyâ€™s Daily Drive on YouTube
- All his stuff is now at vertshark.com
- AarcadeReviews.com for apple arcade reviews and more
- @rtteachr on Twitter
- Find his work at hedgehogalley.com
- Find his stuff in iBooks, a load of sticker packs in the App Store under Donny Yankellow and DesignBundles.net as Skrbly
- Skrbly Studio on YouTube
- Skrbly Store
- Skrbly Studio (Anyone can Draw) â€“ App Store
- Kiddims on Graphite Comics
- Life is Random on Graphite Comics
- Apple’s iPad turns 10 â€“ Engadget
- Guyâ€™s video iPad Day One
- Amazon Prime Video now allows in-app rentals and purchases on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV â€“ The Verge
- Apple’s new iCloud feature for iPhone and Mac may make you kiss Dropbox goodbye â€“ CNet
- Apple Acquires Weather App Dark Sky â€“ MacRumors
- Apple acquires AI startup Voysis to improve Siri’s natural language skills â€“ 9to5 Mac
- White-hat hacker able to hijack iPhone camera; Apple has now fixed â€” 9to5 Mac
- Appleâ€™s new iPad Pro cuts off the microphone when its case is closed to prevent snooping â€” The Verge
- Apple accidentally confirms Tile-like AirTags name in deleted support video â€” The Verge
- Leaked iOS 14 screenshot shows new wallpaper settings, beta code reveals Home screen widgets â€“ 9to5 Mac
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Zoom vows to win back user trust with extensive security review â€“ Engadget
- Zoom adds new security and privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing â€“ The Verge
- Every Zoom Security and Privacy Flaw So Far, and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself – TidBITS
- Videoconferencing Options in the Age of Pandemic – TidBITS
- School districts ban Zoom over security concerns Engadget
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Monument Valley 2 goes free â€“ App Store
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- This adapter turns standard CarPlay into Wireless CarPlay, and somehow it actually works â€“ 9to5 Mac
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