Recorded 30th October 2020
A special episode with internationally renowned Ben Barjarin of Creative Strategies and of course Tech.pinions and the Tech.pinions Podcast. I really enjoyed talking to Ben and I hope you enjoy this special episode as much as I did!
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On this weekâ€™s show:
- Creative Strategies
- Apple earnings â€“ Apple Insider
- Apple TV and HomePod Mini
- Ben on why Apple silicon could be a driver for big growth for the Mac â€“ iMore
- Tim Bajarin on why PC vendors are watching Apple closely â€“ Tech.pinions
- Apple Silicon â€“ huge gamble or brilliant move?
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