Essential Apple Podcast 87: A Pot Pourri of Tech with @Spligosh

Recorded 13th May 2018

This week while Microsoft had its Build Conference and Google hosted their I/O bash; other news, some of it even about Apple, did manage to get a look in... Nick Riley (aka @spligosh) joins me to take the typically Essential Apple wander around a pot pourri of Apple and other tech stories... You don't need a special invite to join our Slack community any more, you can now just click on this Slackroom Link to join up instead!

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On this week's show:



  • Apple helps discover new technique that could make aluminium for iPhones and other products without damaging the environment – [The Independent] (
  • Apple Doesn't Need to Make a Round Watch Because Their Design Won Out – iPad Insight
  • Apple faces class action lawsuit over failing MacBook butterfly keyboards – 9to5 Mac
  • Why the Apple Store Is Selling a Bike Helmet – Slate
  • Surveillance video shows iPhone exploding, catching fire in store – ABC News


  • 7 ways we'll interact with computers in the future – Digital Trends
  • ‘Black dot’ bug is the latest Unicode text handling flaw to crash iPhone and iPads, works on iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.4 – 9to5 Mac
  • HP-35 Scientific Calculator: The Origin Story – Codex 99


  • Ring doorbell flaw lets others watch after password changes – Engadget


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