Essential Apple Podcast 146: It’s a kind of magic
Recorded 8th September 2019
Simon is struck down with a miserable sinus infection but as no one else is free he stuffs Kleenex up his nose and soldiers on because this week’s guest is Mike Bombich of Carbon Copy Cloner fame who has come to help explain some of the disk changes in Catalina, alterations to APFS and how he has re-engineered CCC to cope with those changes. Not much other news of import really as everyone is waiting for Tuesday and the column inches are all given over to rumours, speculation and worse still telling us how the 2020 iPhones will be so much better than the ones we are about to see released.
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On this week’s show:
- Find his materials at www.bombich.com or www.carboncopycloner.com
- Mike’s primer on APFS containers and drive groups
- US orders Apple to identify users of rifle scope app – Cult of Mac
- Defense Department wants Apple, Google to reveal names of gun scope app users, report says — CNet
- Looks like the attack was only directed at a very small section of Chinese population: Apple, angry at Google, hits back at hack claims – BBC
- Private Messaging Apps 'Scrambling' to Overhaul Software Following Apple Privacy Changes — MacRumors
- Is Your iPad Pro Suffering from ‘Backlight Bleeding’? Apple May Replace It for Free – iDrop News
- Apple tracking tags might be far easier to find than Tile – Cult of Mac
- Apple's rumored tracker said to be much more precise than Tile – iMore
- Worldwide Server Market Revenue Declined 11.6% Year Over Year in the Second Quarter of 2019 – IDC
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- Redditor turns busted MacBook Pro into a clever Mac + iPad hybrid using Sidecar — 9to5 Mac
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