Essential Apple Podcast 274: Mac on the up with Bart Busschots

Sorry this one is disgracefully and inexcusably late because… well because of stuff. Anyway Simon was joined by Bart to take a look at the news of the week (at the time) and found a bit more to talk about than they thought they might… Also apologies the sound isn’t up to the usual standard… there was quite a lot of traffic noise and also either Discord or Audio Hijack had a hissy fit at Bart’s end and he had to do the second half with just a live mic resulting in some gain issues… Anyway its cleaned up as best as Simon could manage and we hope it doesn’t spoil your enjoyment too much!


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Recorded 16th July 2023

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On this week’s show


  • @bbusschots on both Twitter and Mastodon
  • Host of the Let’s Talk Podcasts
  • Frequently appears with Allison Sheridan on her Podfeet podcasts


  • 10 iPhone hacks you need to know to get the most out of your mobile — TechRadar
  • Apple’s password manager just got a big update in macOS Sonoma – BGR
  • Apple’s latest patent suggests a rollable iPhone could be on the way — TechRadar
  • macOS Sonoma public beta is out — here are the 5 features you should try first — Tom’s Guide
  • DaVinci Resolve for iPad review: no mere gimmick for video editors — Creative Bloq
  • Apple Introduces Tap to Pay On iPhone Across The UK — AppleMagazine
  • Apple just made a major change to how your iPhone charges itself — here’s how it’s affecting your monthly energy bills — The Cool Down
  • Apple Opens Public Betas for macOS 14 Sonoma, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, tvOS 17, and HomePod Software 17 — TidBITS
  • Anger and fear after popular diabetes app breaks — BBC News
  • Apple to focus on new AirPods features guided by growing hearing aid market — BGR
  • iPhone battery replacement process won’t change anytime soon (if ever) — 9to5Mac
  • Apple Lands Record 54 Emmy Award Nominations • iPhone in Canada Blog — iPhone in Canada
  • Apple AirPlay found in latest version of Tesla iPhone app after Musk signaled support — 9to5Mac
  • Apple Expands Its ‘Apple Car’ Test Driver Team Following Reduction Earlier This Year — iDrop News
  • Apple invents a new Wear-Resistant Coating for MacBook Keys and 8-iPhone 14 Pro Patents surface covering key H/W features — Patently Apple
  • Apple’s macOS saw a dramatic upturn in 2022 worldwide — AppleInsider
  • Debugged iOS and macOS Rapid Security Response patches are ready for installation — Cult of Mac

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