Recorded 12th July 2020
Jim and Simon are joined by Weyhan Ng our very own iOS developer to talk WWDC, the Public Betas and various other bits and pieces that come along in the course of the conversation.
GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS
- Glenn Fleishmanâ€™s Working From Home book is completely FREE and can be downloaded here and now he has also released Take Control of Zoom and Take Control of Slack too.
- Steve at Geeks Corner) has restarted his podcast which is a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on tech. Also keep an eye on his site or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to watch for regular giveaways.
Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter!
Slacker @MacJim has a family friendly Flickr group for listeners to share photos because the Darkroom channel in the Slack has become so popular – if you’re interested head over to to the Essential Apple Flickr and request an invitation.
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On this weekâ€™s show:
- On Twitter as @weyhan
- On GitHub as weyhan
- iOS Developer by trade, Mac developer on the side
- Developer / Maintainer of the iOS Compo writing app
- Public Betas released – Simon jumps in with the iOS 14 beta… but leaves macOS 11 until he figures out how heâ€™s going to approach it.
- Tom Hankâ€™s Greyhound debuts on Apple TV+
- Apple warns customers not to close its laptops with a camera cover attached â€“ The Verge
- Appleâ€™s Surprising MacBook Air Decision â€“ Forbes
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Linked in Class Action Suit â€“ Engadget
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Duronic Monitor Arm Stand DM25D1 â€“ Amazon
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