Essential Apple Podcast 170: Insane Sandwich

Mark returns to the show and we’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 week’s show:

MARK CHAPPELL

GUY SERLE

DONNY YANKELLOW

APPLE

  • Apple’s iPad turns 10 – Engadget
  • Amazon Prime Video now allows in-app rentals and purchases on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV – The Verge
  • Apple’s new iCloud feature for iPhone and Mac may make you kiss Dropbox goodbye – CNet
  • Apple Acquires Weather App Dark Sky – MacRumors
  • Apple acquires AI startup Voysis to improve Siri’s natural language skills – 9to5 Mac
  • White-hat hacker able to hijack iPhone camera; Apple has now fixed — 9to5 Mac
  • Apple’s new iPad Pro cuts off the microphone when its case is closed to prevent snooping — The Verge
  • Apple accidentally confirms Tile-like AirTags name in deleted support video — The Verge
  • Leaked iOS 14 screenshot shows new wallpaper settings, beta code reveals Home screen widgets – 9to5 Mac

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • Zoom vows to win back user trust with extensive security review – Engadget
    • Zoom adds new security and privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing – 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

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 – 9to5 Mac

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