Essential Apple Podcast 273: Hell’s Teeth

This week Simon and Nick get back together to talk about a variety of stories that for a change aren’t all “sources familiar with the matter say”. Regardless of that they do of course manage to wander off the topics and into other matters…


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Recorded 9th July 2023

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On this week’s show


  • Spligosh in the Slack
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube


  • Apple’s biggest Vision Pro headset production problem is the displays — AppleInsider
  • Apple Vision Pro rumored to launch in the UK and Canada by end of 2024 — The Apple Post
  • Apple invents Future Tunable Ophthalmic Lenses that could be fine-tuned to Change Visible Properties for HMDs & Smartglasses – Paatently Apple
  • Apple’s Game Porting Tool sees MacBooks run Cyberpunk 2077 better than a PS4 — Laptop Mag
    • Apple’s Game Porting Tool for macOS got its first update – and it’s a huge one — 9to5Mac
  • How to use Personal Voice in iOS 17 and how it compares to an actual voice — AppleInsider
  • Apple Partnership with Goldman Sachs Nears End, American Express Could Step In — AppleMagazine
  • Apple is working on a new hearing test feature for AirPods Pro, but you’ll have to wait — TechRadar
  • Spotify Subscribers No Longer Allowed to Pay Through App Store – MacRumors
  • Intel prevented Apple from making a 15-inch MacBook Air: “It just did not say ‘Air’ to us” — 9to5Mac
  • Workflow cofounder and Shortcuts engineering manager departs Apple
  • Vision Pro parody ad featuring Stephen Fry banned from Apple Music
    • Apple Music didnt ban track over Vision Pro parody, admits artist – [AppleInsider]
  • Jony Ive’s discontinued Apple design book now goes for big bucks — Cult of Mac
  • Designing the First Apple Macintosh: The Engineers’ Story — IEEE Spectrum


  • Twitter isn’t showing tweets unless you’re logged in | Engadget
    • Elon Musk claims Twitter’s new login requirement is a ‘temporary’ response to data scrapers | Engadget
    • Twitter puts strict cap on how many tweets users can read each day | Engadget
    • Twitter quietly backtracks on requiring users to log in to see tweets | Engadget
  • Meta launches Instagram Threads in a direct challenge to Twitter — CNBC


  • Tooth Regrowing Drug Therapy Set For Human Clinical Trials Next Year — IFLScience


  • Apple security and privacy engineers thwarted Pegasus. It was just one of their successes this year — Fast Company
  • Taking Action: Apple Cracks Down on Predatory Lending Apps in India after Investigation — Grit Daily
  • Iranian hackers targeted nuclear expert, ported Windows infection chain to Mac in a week – [IT Pro]
  • How to lock your iPhone from your Apple Watch — BGR


  • ‘I don’t know whose bag it goes to’: Airport worker finds lost AirTag in plane’s luggage compartment, says it defeats their purpose — Daily Dot
  • 12 macOS Tips New Mac Owners Should Know (Especially Former Windows Users) — SlashGear


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Somebody Figured out How Much Forrest Gump’s Apple Stock Is Worth Today (It’s a Lot) —
  • Jony Ive’s first post-Apple hardware project is a $60,000 turntable — Engadget

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