Essential Apple Podcast 245: Rarest Mac Accessory Ever?

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hannuka to those who will be celebrating that… Not much news really but Nick and Simon find a few bits to natter about including the ultra rare WristMac and AR replacing the iPhone in the future and a few other bits and pieces.

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Recorded 28th November 2021


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NICK RILEY

  • @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 – YouTube

APPLE

  • Apple delays support for storing your ID in the Wallet app until 2022 – 9to5Mac
  • Kuo: Apple plans to replace the iPhone with AR in 10 years – 9to5Mac
  • Russia demands foreign tech companies open offices in the country – Sky News
  • “Not currently available”: Turks cant buy iPhones after lira plunge – Reuters
  • Seiko WristMac, aka the ‘first Apple Watch,’ will look weird as hell on your wrist – Cult of Mac
    • Seiko WristMac – the first Apple Watch in 1988 – up for auction – 9to5Mac
  • Helpful Mac app sends alerts when new Apple devices are in stock – Cult of Mac

TECHNOLOGY

  • BT to axe traditional landline phones sparking fears for millions of elderly – Daily Record
  • 12ft – Hop any paywall – 12ft
  • Windows 11 could come to M1 Macs in the future – BGR

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • GoDaddy discloses recent security breach that exposed 1.2 million accounts –Engadget
  • Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law – BBC News

WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS

  • The key combo to lock the screen is Control + Command + Q – I looked it up iin the Apple Menu (Duh!) Or as Alister pointed out press the Touch ID/Power Button

JUST A SNIPPET

For things that are not worth more than a flypast

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Author

  • Co-host of the Essential Apple Podcast alongside Mark Chappell who lives in the far West of Wales, while I make my abode deep in the East of Suffolk. Father, Husband, Mac Lover, DTP & Prepress Professional, Geek, Cook, Drinker of Wines, Beers & Spirits. I am British, and now the "wrong" side of 50 years old, I am married and have 3 children. I started working in a design studio in the early 80's back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 (way back when 40MB Hard Drives were BIG and 8MB RAM was a top end spec, System 6.0.3 was the cutting edge and the IIcx I worked on set me back about £5000... eek!). Since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released. I have done design and pre-press work with a wide variety of "DTP" applications old, new, well known and obscure. I have a fascination with finding cheaper alternatives to the "big guns" so DTP can be accessible to everybody! For the last 15+ years I have worked in a small print works close to my home doing design and pre-press work.

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