MyMac Podcast838: AppleOpoly

Several US states are trying to advance laws meant to let developers distribute and sell apps outside of Apple’s iOS App Store. North Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona all have bills in the works to prevent Apple from retaliating against developers that use other means to distribute their apps.

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MyMac Podcast 837: Sizzle with the Steak

Loving that free subscription to AppleTV+ that you have with your purchase of an Apple thingy? Or is it part of your Apple One subscription? OR maybe you’re leeching it off from someone else along with Netflix. Well however you’ve gotten it, is there enough content for you to keep you coming back? No? There might be based on Apple’s trailers just released for their 2021 lineup.

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Ummm a couple of people leaving quickly from Google’s ethics department…..

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MyMac Podcast 836: Rearranging Stuff

Will there be a March Apple Event? What might be announced? Since we broke the ice with sheer speculation last week with all the talk about the fictional Apple Car that remains to be seen, why not shove our noses deeper into rumours since everything seems to be a bit rehash-y at the moment.

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Pigs can play video games with their snouts, scientists find

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MyMac Podcast 835: Crashing Logic

Apple’s car business which doesn’t exist in public other than CarPlay, 14 million blogs and podcasts, and analysts saying it does, took another step toward not being a fantasy which it still is, by poaching Porsche execs and denying everything by saying nothing at all about it. Which means it’s DEFINITELY going to happen…maybe…or maybe not. And you can take that to the bank because you got the straight scoop from the GMen!

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WandaVision

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MyMac Podcast 834: Privacy Fail

Wow! Just ONE show away from our 550th! Quite an achievement if 550 of anything meant…well…anything. We bring it up here because if we did it on the actual 550th show it wouldn’t be nearly as funny. Also sorry about no show last week, you can totally blame Guy and his second COVID shot though as per usual he denies all responsibility.

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2 Bills fans, 1 tweet and 1 Reddit post triggered over $450K for a Lamar Jackson charity. Is this sports’ next great tradition?

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MyMac Podcast 833: Virtual Distractions

When you have a conference that’s usually in Las Vegas, one of the least distraction-free cities anywhere in the world, is it still as much fun if it goes virtual? Some think yes as you can get right down to business, others say NOOOOOOO, I want my lights and glimmer! Also the GMen talk more about the NFL and make a few game prediction (some were wrong).

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USB-C hub and hard drive enclosure

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MyMac Podcast 832: Blinded me with SCIENCE

These days it’s easy to believe that when you have a problem you can resolve it by throwing a little bit of Science-Fu at it. However sometime when that doesn’t work, what do you do? Easy, throw some other kind of science at it instead. Because when it comes to science, one solution may not work in all situations.

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Hyundai’s confusion over Apple electric car tie-up

EVs made up more than half of car sales in Norway last year

Adobe Officially Ends Flash Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately

The UK is investigating NVIDIA’s acquisition of ARM

Apple Magic Trackpad

Jelly Comb trackball

OWC Thunderbolt Hub

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Minidock

Dell S2721Q 4K Monitor

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MyMac Podcast 831: Neurally Speaking

For the first show of the year, the Men get very silly with weird digital masks that you can view if you watch the show over on YouTube. Also, It’s the start of a brand new year but the same old GMen so don’t believe for one instant that 2020 doesn’t still have some punishment for you…in fact, you should probably STILL be mad at 2010 which is when we started.

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‘The Mandalorian’ season two finale confirms another Star Wars spin-off

F1 engine makers are testing sustainable fuel

Man sues police over a facial recognition-related wrongful arrest

Flash ah haa finally dead in the universe!

For Pick’s Sake

Guy:- Pixar’s Soul. GREAT flick with Jamie Foxx as “Joe” and Tina Fey as “22”. Richard Ayoade as Counselor Jerry. Even Graham Norton as Moonwind was great.

Gaz:- ’The Queens Gambit’ on Netflix

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Essential MyMac Podcast 1: Christmas Mayhem

VERY much a different kind of show this week as Simon Parnell, of the Essential Mac Podcast joins Gaz and Guy to celebrate the season. As if THAT wasn’t enough, they are also joined by Mark Chappell, Nick Riley, Donny Yankello, James Ormiston, and Steve Durbin.

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MyMac Podcast 830: Windows on M1

If there is still one thing missing from the M1 Revolution, it’s Windows on the M1 for those that still need to run it. Can it be done in a way that makes sense? Also the GMen use Zoom to record this time. Better than Skype? Might have been if they knew what they doing.

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Making a ringtone from the Voice memo App

For Pick’s sake

Remini

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MyMac Podcast 829: What’s Next?

Somehow even with not that much going on, the GMen serve up an extra long show. Guy retires his 2017 iMac from active duty while Gaz sells both his Intel Mac minis in preparation for an M1 Mini. Then they go down the list of a lot of what Apple does and make some predictions as to what MIGHT be down the pike-pipe.

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Darth Vader actor and legend David Prowse dies at 85

Mysterious Utah monolith mysteriously disappears without trace

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MyMac Podcast 828: Give Thanks for an M1

Working hard to bring you the latest and greatest in Mac news and information! Well SOME kind of news and information. Mostly true that we know of so sit back, relax and let the GMen take you on a journey of discovery and wonder!

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UK Environmental Committee Says Apple Contributing to ‘Throwaway Culture’ of ‘Short-Lived Products’

UK urges tech companies to help tackle excessive e-waste in damning report

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MyMac Podcast 827: Speed Racer

Most of the reviews in for the M1 Macs have been pretty positive except for those that are unhappy you can’t take a microprocessor apart to add more RAM.

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(A Guy link!) Best tech Black Friday deals

NHS COVID-19 exposure notification app suffering from ‘blue screen glitch

Apple Executives Discuss How Apple Silicon Achieves Steve Jobs’ Goal of ‘Making the Whole Widget’

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MyMac Podcast 826: Mission: 1Possible

In the same week as the announcement of M1-based Macs, Big Sur has also been released for the general public and it goes to 11! Well the new MacOS version does anyway and with that update comes general compatibility issues and major questions about if the M1 processor is all that and a bag of crisps (or chips depending on where you’re listening to this).

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UK general says a quarter of the army could be robots by the 2030s

European Commission charges Amazon over misuse of seller data

New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they’re not even in use?

For Pick’s sake

Dell S2721QS 27-inch IPS 4K monitor. About $400 though I got it at a local Microcenter for $300 on sale. 2 HDMI ports/ 1 DisplayPort, 3840 x 2160 resolution, 350 nits brightness (by comparison, my 2017 27-inch iMac has 500 nits).

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MyMac Podcast 825: A completely unplanned and surprising event!

Sigh…sure there just HAD to be another event this year to announce the new Apple Silicon-based Macs. Why? Because obviously they didn’t already have their plans made or designs locked down before LAST month’s only 1 hour pre-recorded event. No video last week because eCamm’s Call Recorder (which is getting harder and harder to use) can’t handle more than one person at a time.

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AirPod Vacuum

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MyMac Podcast 824: The HomeKit Kid

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who use HomeKit and those that just don’t understand it…like the GMen for example. Pssst! They’re in the “don’t understand it” camp. Fortunately Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth Podcast is here to explain so that even Guy MIGHT understand it…maybe.

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Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Watch a self-driving Roborace car drive directly into a wall

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MyMac Podcast 823: TV+…AppleTV+

My oh my how that little streaming serviced that a lot of people ragged on for not enough content (the GMen included) has grown up. After testing the waters with a big exclusive with Tom Hanks Greyhound World War 2 adventure, Apple and Netflix are rumored to be in the running for the latest (and reportedly last one with Daniel Craig) oft-delayed James Bond flick “No Time to Die”. Big news for sure, but is there more to it?

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Make Mojave bootable installer

With DiskMakerX

With the Terminal

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Not this week

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MyMac Podcast 822: One Dozen

Not a single iPod sock or HiFi (sort of) was announced at the Apple Event much to Guy’s disappointment. However there was some more expected products to come to light, mainly the iPhone 12 in its various iterations and while the product wasn’t that surprising, the $99 price tag mostly was for the HomePod Mini

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Don’t forget to brush your teeth, WFH staff told as Dropbox drops the office, they declare themselves ‘virtual first’

UK closes loophole that allowed using your phone while driving

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Not this week

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MyMac Podcast 821: Hi, Hype

ANOTHER Apple Event scheduled for next week. Most people thinks it’s for the iPhone 12, but Guy has a sneaking suspicion it’s for a new iPod HiFi and updated iPod Socks. Also best wishes to all the friends and family of Eddie Van Halen who sadly passed away from cancer last week.

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Cellmate: Male chastity gadget hack could lock users in

The UK wants to power all homes with offshore wind by 2030

UK, French, Belgian blanket spying systems ruled illegal by Europe’s top court

For Pick’s sake

Free Van Halen concert in Dallas 1991

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