After a year of turmoil and upheaval Simon is finally in a position to get back behind the microphone and get the podcast back on the tracks. In this episode Simon and Nick have a bit of a catch up and take a look at a few stories that caught their attention.
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Recorded 15th January 2023
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On this week’s show
- @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally
- Spligosh in the Slack
- Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
- Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube
- Praise for Tim Cooks self-inflicted pay cut – Philip Elmer‑DeWitt
- A fix for when pinch-to-zoom on your Mac stops working – 9to5Mac
- How Apple and Magnets Will Improve Future Android Phones – CNET
- Apples workhorse MacBook Air is 15 years old – AppleInsider
- Apple Collecting Feedback From Dispatchers Receiving False 911 Calls – MacRumors
- Apple prepares for return of Home app architecture upgrade – Cult of Mac
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- The biggest risks of using Bluetooth trackers like Apple AirTag, Tile – CNBC
WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS
- Everyones blown away by amazing hack to make your iPhone say anything… – The Sun
- How to Use the iPhone 14’s Emergency Satellite SOS – WIRED
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- Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
- Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
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- 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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