Joining Bart for this month are Gaz from the My Mac Podcast, Linda Gousha, and Scott Willsey.
The show starts with a quick look at some interesting Apple-related numbers released in January before moving on to a quick review of the month’s legal news. The six main stories for the month were: Apple’s Q1 2016 earnings call, the rumoured demise of the 3.5mm jack, Donald Trump’s comments on Apple, developments in the on-going encryption/privacy war, the partial demise of iAd, and Amnesty International’s report on child labour in Apple, Samsung & Sony’s supply chain. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter stories that made the news in January.
We know Apple wants to bundle a selection of television channels, but what if they not only served the content, but owned it too? Guy and Gaz talk about this, as well as recent Apple financials (boring!), megasnowpocolypse (YAWN!), a Skype call (woo!), multiple languages (wha???), a some kind of malady affecting Guy (eww).
Guy’s App Pick: Quake 4. $19.99 on the Mac App Store. Quake has come a long way from it’s origins of essentially being a Doom Clone which is ironic since ID Software is the maker of both games and they both used the same graphics engine for a time. Still a great shoot-em-up even 10 years later.
Gaz’s App Pick: Not an App pick But an iPhone 6 6/s add-on!!!!
David has car problems while Tim races a snow storm. Did you know the LEAF does not have a spare tire? Tim revisits the Fire HD 8 vs the Hire HD 7, and both of the guys are fed up with Apple’s online services. Finally, more on the Apple Watch and DC’s TV and movies.
FINALLY got the show to under an hour but Skype problems and Virgin Media UK makes life hell for thee GMen. Hey why should it only be the listeners that have to suffer? The GMen also talk about the UK, New York, and now California initiatives to force mobile device makers to add a back door into our devices so they can see what stuff we’re doing. Sure, because how could THAT go horribly wrong?
David Cohen is joined this week by friend of the show Owen Rubin, who has a serious tech-related injury to share. After discussing the joys of returning to direct IT Support, they geek out in a discussion about electric car vehicles pros and cons.
Well we lost some good people last week namely David Bowie and Alan Rickman but we don’t give in to being Under Pressure and turn to page 394. Sorry do podcast 589 anyway. Guy talks a bit about the Remix Mini he got last week and Gaz talks about trying to return his broken one. A few short topics in the middle section and we call it a show.