Recorded September 7, 2020
No Jim this time when he’s back at work, but I’m being followed by Nick to actually do a show – but based on the feedback related to “Not a show …” last week, we’ll try a slightly less structured approach for the next shows – feel free to let me know what you think of it. Somehow we managed to end up with almost as much preshow as show … so even if some of it covers the same ground, Aftershow is Preshow (or something).
GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS
- Glenn Fleishman̵
- Steve at Geeks Corner has restarted the podcast, which is a 5-15 min show of his thoughts on technology. Also keep an eye on his website or follow him on Twitter @GeekCorner_uk to look for regular gifts.
Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom link to register and join the chat!
Slacker @ MacJim has a family-friendly Flickr group for listeners to share photos because Slack’s Darkroom channel has become so popular – if you’re interested, head over to Essential Apple Flickr and ask for an invitation.
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On this week’s show:
- @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
- Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots’ Let’s Talk Apple
- Sutton Park Circuit church service on YouTube
- Apple is investing in two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines in European renewable energy – Mac Observer
- Apple delays predicted iOS 14 data transparency ‘adpocalypse’ by 2021 – TechSpot
- Apple will release iOS 14 without this privacy feature: What iPhone users and developers need to know – TechRepublic
- Apple iPhone 11 was the world’s most launched smartphone in H1 2020: Omdia – Pocketnow
- Apple’s new privacy ad has lots of Easter eggs. Here’s what they refer to – Fast Company
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Windows computers targeted 83% of all malware attacks in Q1 2020 – PCMag
VERDT AND CHIPP / SIGNIFICANT TIPS
- Pixelmator Pro reaches 10,000 five-star ratings – and sells! – Pixelmator Blog
- Luminar AI – AI photo editing for Mac and PC – Skylum
- We present Vectornator X4 – Vectornator Blog
JUST ONE SNIPPED
For things that are not worth more than a fly paste
- People love this man’s response to a boy who rides around the station every morning – The Poke
NEMO’S HARDWARE SHOP
- Nemo will be back soon with more goodies.
Key Apple Recommended Services:
- Pixel Privacy – a fantastic resource full of great articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
- Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s Safety Tips.
- Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while you surf.
- Easy login – E-mail anonymization and available e-mail for login / registration at
- 33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.
- AnonAddy – One-time email addresses
- Sudo – Get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to hide your online identity. Free the first year and priced from $ 0.99 US / £ 2.50 UK per month thereafter … You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
- ProtonMail – encrypted, open source, finally, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE … what more can you ask?
- ProtonVPN – a VPN that might fit with it? Prices also start from nothing!
- Comparitech DNS Leak Test – easy to use and understand VPN leak test.
- Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create full identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
- Wire – free for personal use, open source and end to end encrypted messenger and VoIP.
- Pinecast – a fantastic podcast hosting service with costs starting from nothing.
Essential Apple is not affiliated or paid to promote any of these services … We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are unique or unique in their field, or in some cases just the best value for money in our opinion .
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