Essential Apple Podcast 247: Banksy’s Spraycation

This week, Amazon had a big outage creating havoc, a dangerous flaw was found in a key server tool that puts attackers one step ahead, Tim pledged money to Tornado relief, Apple started pushing out release candidates for the next wave of OS updates, and more… Plus Simon and Nick go off on the odd tangent.


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Recorded 12th December 2021

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  • @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


  • Apple gets last-minute delay in complying with App Store changes after Epic lawsuit – Engadget
  • Apple Is Rolling Out a Manual Firmware Updater for AirPods — Gizmodo
    • Apple finally makes a firmware updater for AirPods, but you can’t use it — 9to5Mac
  • macOS Monterey: Exploring the redesigned “Go To Folder” RocketYard via Chuck Joiner
  • µBrowser is a new web browser for Apple Watch that’s surprisingly great — 9to5Mac
  • iPhone 13 Pro ‘Steve Jobs Edition’ packs parts from original 2007 iPhone — CNET
  • Apple’s upcoming macOS 12.1 update will fix the MacBook Pro’s notch and menu bar issues — The Verge
  • Apple Donating to Relief Efforts Following Tornadoes in Several U.S. States — MacRumors
  • Apple updates AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max firmware versions – the Apple Post


  • NASA Returns Hubble to Full Science Operations – NASA
  • Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone is now available on YouTube — The Verge
  • Amazon says software problem was at root of huge Internet outage this week — Fortune


  • Report: iOS Users Who Opt-Out of App Tracking Continue to Be Tracked – MacRumors
  • Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 11 Users — Forbes
  • Threat grows from newly discovered online vulnerability —
    • Update on Apache Log4j Zero-Day Vulnerability – Security Intellignce
    • iCloud and other services vulnerable to new ‘Log4Shell’ exploit – 9to5Mac


  • NeuralCam App Adds 48MP AI Super Resolution Upscaler to iPhone – PetaPixel
  • Ubuntu Web: A Chrome OS Alternative That Respects Your Privacy – MakeUseOf


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