Essential Apple Podcast 233: Around the Houses with Essential Apple

With the likely Apple Event(s) drawing closer and “silly season” in full swing actual news is a little thin on the ground but Simon, Nick and Jim take a drive around the houses anyway 😀


  • Glenn Fleishman’s book Take Control of Securing Your Mac can be found at 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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Recorded 22nd August 2021

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On this week’s show:


  • @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
  • Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots’ Let’s Talk Apple
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos – You Tube



  • Simon’s M1 Mac
  • Trouble with Quip
  • Apple will reportedly begin hosting in-store classes again on August 30th – Engadget
  • 9to5Mac Writer Paid Source $500 in Bitcoin for Stolen Apple Data – Vice
    • Apple’s Double Agent – Vice
  • With 9 Words, Tim Cook Just Explained the Biggest Problem With Facebook – Inc. – Apple News.
    • Tech industry needs to rebuild user trust after privacy losses, says Tim Cook – AppleInsider
  • Glass
  • DaVinci Resolve update brings 3x faster M1 Mac performance along with 30% longer battery life – 9to5Mac
  • Comment: SharePlay won’t be available when iOS 15 releases, but there’s plenty to be excited about – 9to5Mac
  • ‘Magic’ is a free Mac app that lets you draw anything with the trackpad – 9to5Mac
  • WhatsApp Beta for Mac and Windows – TechSpot
    • WhatsApp for iPad coming as the company works on multi-device support – 9to5Mac


  • Elon Musk: What the Tesla Bot may mean for the future of Mars city – Inverse
    • Don’t overthink it: Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot is a joke – The Verge
  • SHOUT OUT: ConsoleWizard


  • Customers are suing T-Mobile as its breach climbs to 53 million – Business Insider
    • T-Mobile Suffered a Massive Data Breach. Its Response Is the 1 Thing No Company Should Ever Do – Inc.– Apple News
  • AT&T denies data breach after hacker auctions 70 million user database – CyberSecDN
  • Secrets password manager – On the App Stores iOS and Mac


  • Via David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS Podcast – How to Quit All Your Mac Apps in Seconds – MakeUseOf
    • Cmd+Option+Shift+Q will quit everything and log you out – Simon

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  • All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.
  • Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
  • 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
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  • 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 and on the App Stores – 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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