Essential Apple Podcast 140: Don't forget to press record - idiot!

Recorded 23rd June 2019

After last week's debacle where I managed to not record the show (heedjit!!!) I made doubly sure this week! I am joined by “roving reporter” Mark Chappell to take a look at a few stories from the last couple of weeks and we have a Public Service Announcement courtesy of Donny!

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On this week’s show:

MARK CHAPPELL

APPLE

  • Apple’s growing work of manually reviewing all apps detailed, board led by Phil Schiller – 9to5 Mac
  • Apple recalls MacBook Pro, cites 'fire safety risk' - Mashable
  • Foxconn suggests it could manufacture all US iPhones outside of China – BGR
  • Apple releases firmware security update for discontinued AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations – 9to5 Mac

TECHNOLOGY

  • Serif just launched its InDesign killer Affinity Publisher – Digital Arts
  • CERN turns to open source software as Microsoft increases its fees – Engadget
  • Another bendy phone “folds” (sorry couldn't resist) as Huawei 'delay' their Mate X– Reuters
  • Google has made its last tablet – Engadget

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • A Firefox update fixes yet another zero-day vulnerability – Engadget
  • Dell software designed to protect you from vulnerabilities has another vulnerability - The Verge

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