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Essential Apple Podcast 137: Weird Days?



Registered May 26, 2019

This week, along with half-time co-founder Nick (@spligosh), I am Riley and Donny (@rtteachr) Yankellow, to look at the stories from last week or so. Of course, after the week shining news when I recorded with John Chidgey, there has been a real flood of news over the last 7-10 days. Including a new MacBook Pro, WWDC19 "invitations", the entire Huawei "blacklisting" affair, a strange little game device from Panic and a depressingly long list of security stories.

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At this week's show:

NICK RILEY

DONNY YANKELLOW

APPLE

  • Apple announces more powerful 8-core MacBook Pro – 9to5 Mac
    • Apple offers free keyboard replacement program for MacBook, MacBook Pro – Zdnet
  • Apple announces its Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 to be held June 3-7 in San Jose, CA – Macworld
    • Reusing the theme "Mind blowing" from the Showtime event with Monkey, Robot, Skull, Alien and Unicorn is interesting and not something I think I've seen before
  • Pegatron moves iPad and MacBook production from China – Cult of Mac
  • 71% of higher education students would prefer to use a Mac, says new research – Redmond Pie
  • Apple faces redress over alleged iTunes and Apple Music data sales – Apple Insider
  • Former Apple reseller Ahrendts says " Mission Achieved, "Refusing Reported Criticism – Apple Insider

TECHNOLOGY

  • Huawei's European Customers Are On Hold by US Ban – New York Times
  • Adobe Warns Customers with Potential Legal Action to Use Older Versions of Creative Sky Apps – Mac Rumors
  • Panic announces Playdate gaming device: "It's yellow. It fits in your pocket. It has a beautiful black and white screen. It's not super cheap, but not super expensive. Plays new games from some amazing creators. Plus it has a tissue. " – Playdate
  • Look for problems before installing a Windows 10 update – CNet

SECURITY AND PRIVATE

  • WhatsApp detects" targeted "surveillance attacks – BBC News
  • Snapchat employees spied on users at to abuse internal tools – 9to5 Mac
  • San Francisco is the first US city to ban face recognition – BBC News
    • California Senate Can Prohibit Face Detection Technology in Police Cameras – Engadget
  • Google remembers its Bluetooth Titan Security Keys due to a security error – Tech Crunch
  • 33 Linksys router models leak full history of all devices connected – Ars Technica
  • Bug-hunter reveals another "makes me admin" Windows 10 zero-day – and promises: "It's more where it came from" – The Register
  • Internet Security Apocalypse you probably missed (OpEd) – The New York Times

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