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Essential Apple Podcast 99: Robots Good, Robots Bad

Recorded 5th August 2018

This week our guest is John Martellaro of The Mac Observer, writer of the Particle Debris column and host of the Background Mode Podcast. In the news Apple topped $1trillion market cap, Uncle Tim said that's not the only measure of success and, well that's about it really... Not quite, but we decide to take the “and anything else that catches our eye” part of the intro to heart and just wander around a few topics that intrigued us.
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On this week’s show:

JOHN MARTELLARO

APPLE

  • Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion - BBC News
  • Tim Cook thanks employees in memo following record-setting $1 trillion market cap 9to5 Mac
  • How to get Low Power Mode on your Mac right now – Cult of Mac
    • Allister Jenks says I guess someone there reads Marco’s blog
    • The tool for doing "power saving mode" on the Mac is here
  • Re the discussion last week about Apple Watch and Fitbit
    • Fitbit gives Apple Watch its only real competition – Cult of Mac
    • Interesting comment from Om Malik: Time is on Apple’s side – Om on Tech

TECHNOLOGY

SECURITY

  • CCleaner v5.45 Introduces Data Collection with No Way to Opt-Out – Sensortech
  • Malwarebytes comes to iOS w/ scam call blocking, spam text filtering, web protection and more - 9to5 Mac

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