Essential Apple Podcast 234: Apple car this year? No way!!!

Wow – loads of Apple stuff this week that isn’t about leaks and speculations around what may come in September, and Simon thought this might be a no actual Apple show! Also as well as the regulars Nick and Jim we are joined by our very own iOS developer Weyhan Ng as we poke at this week’s news with a stick 😀


  • 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 29th August 2021

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On this week’s show:


  • In the Slackroom
  • @weyhan pretty much everywhere else


  • @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



  • Ray Thompson: Just listened to the latest podcast and I wondered if when you got your mac back if you used time machine as you indicated that it took a day to setup, if you use TimeMachine it keeps all your settings including your additional apps
  • Apple already scans iCloud Mail for CSAM, but not iCloud Photos – 9to5Mac
  • ATP section on Apple’s CSAM tech
  • iCloud Private Relay will be offered via a public beta — Apple World Today
  • Apple announces App Store changes: New communication rules, Small Developer Assistance Fund, more – 9to5Mac
    • Apple Agrees to Make Some App Store Changes in Settlement With Developers – Gizmodo
    • ‘Sham’ settlement offer not appeasing Coalition for App Fairness – Apple Insider
    • Developers Not Happy With Apple’s Newly Announced App Store Changes – iPhone in Canada
  • How Tim Cook Changed Apple in the 10 Years He’s Been CEO — Morning Brew
    • Tim Cook wants to oversee ‘one more major new product category’ before stepping down as Apple CEO — 9to5Mac


  • Toyota suspends self-driving buses after Paralympic Games accident – Business Insider
  • ‘Apps for GNOME’ site aims to improve discovery of the project’s best applications – The Register
  • Glass Photo App Review: Design Needs Work, But the Mission is Clear – PetaPixel
  • Google Channels Jony Ive in Ad Promoting Pixel 5a Headphone Jack — MacRumors
  • Why are hyperlinks blue? – The Mozilla Blog


  • T-Mobile’s Security is ‘Awful’ Says Hacker Who Stole Data From 50 Million Customers – MacRumors
  • Razer mouse software bug easily grants Windows admin privileges – SlashGear
    • Razer, SteelSeries Keyboards Can Be Used to Exploit Your PC — Gizmodo
  • Azure Cosmos DB alert: This critical vulnerability puts users at risk – ZDNet
    • Microsoft Azure flaw exposed thousands of customer databases – IT PRO
  • We underestimated IoT security. Let’s not make that mistake with robotics. – VentureBeat


  • LEGO Build & Talk Adventures Focuses on Online Safety and Privacy – The Brick Fan


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

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