Essential Apple Podcast 129: Maybe Jules Verne was right?

Recorded 24th March 2019

This week I am joined by fellow Slacker resident Ivor “the Airship” Pope to see what we thought of this week's hardware releases, Apple's interesting way of breaking the news and Uncle Tim's trip to China. Also Google previewed their coming cloud gaming platform “Stadia” (which appears to work everywhere but iOS), while Microsoft talked up their xCloud gaming push. Of course the news feeds were full of everyone trying to tell us/guess what Apple will unveil on the 25th - but we would rather wait and see what Apple actually have to say (and hope it isn't US only).

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On this week’s show:

IVOR “THE AIRSHIP” POPE

APPLE

  • Apple made 15 surprise announcements this week — here's everything it unveiled — Business Insider
    • Apple's new AirPods have Siri built-in - BBC News
    • Apple Gets Creative With its Spring Hardware Releases – iPad Insight
  • iOS 12.2 Beta 6 Enables Logitech Crayon Support For iPad Pro – Redmond Pie
  • Apple announces support for NLP's news literacy education programs – News Literacy Project
  • Apple acquires Italian startup that specializes in backend automation – Cult of Mac

TECHNOLOGY

  • Google's Stadia game-streaming service lets you play games anywhere, if your Internet can handle it – PC World
    • Google Stadia is a Net Neutrality Nightmare – Variety
  • Project xCloud: Gaming with you at the center – The Official Microsoft Blog
  • How three simple words could be the difference between life and death – Digital Trends
  • Microsoft ships antivirus for macOS as Windows Defender becomes Microsoft Defender – Ars Technica

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years – Krebs on Security
  • Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Phone Calls for iPhone – Signal Blog

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