Essential Apple Podcast 225: The boys are back

Recorded 20th June 2021

The boys are back… Nick and Jim and Steve (from GeeksCorner.info) return to chat more about the WWDC and stuff that has happened since…

GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at takecontrolbooks.com along with many other titles by him, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson and others.
  • Steve at Geeks Corner has a podcast which is usually 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.

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On this week’s show:

NICK RILEY

  • @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
  • Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots’ Let’s Talk Apple
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube

JAMES ORMISTON

STEVE DURBIN

  • Runs the Geeks Corner website
  • Produces the Geeks Corner podcast
  • @GeekCorner_uk on Twitter

APPLE

  • You can place multiple copies of the same app on your home screen with iOS 15 – 9to5Mac
  • iOS 15 Allows You to Request Refunds for In-App Purchases Directly Wit… – MacRumors
  • Daring Fireball: The Talk Show Remote From WWDC 2021, With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak – Daring Fireball
  • Apple pays millions in iPhone-repair explicit photo case – BBC News
  • Apple has reportedly considered launching its own primary healthcare service – Engadget
  • Apple drops price of AppleCare+ for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, with an extra discount for M1 – 9to5Mac
  • iPhone bug ‘breaks’ your WiFi when you join an oddly-named network – Engadget

TECHNOLOGY

  • Fastly CDN Server Issue Brings Down Swathes of Websites [Update: Solved] – MacRumors
    • Websites begin to work again after major breakage – BBC News
  • Australia internet banking outage blamed on DDoS mitigation service – IT Pro

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • ‘RockYou2021’ is the Biggest Password Leak Ever (So Far) – The Mac Observer
  • Newly discovered Vigilante malware outs software pirates and blocks them – Ars Technica
  • UK government to consider gutting GDPR rules – IT Pro

WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS


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  • Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
  • Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
  • Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with
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  • AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
  • Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter… You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
  • ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE… what more can you ask?
  • ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!
  • Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.
  • Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
  • Wire – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.
  • Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing.

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