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Daily news analysis and insight into the cultural and personal impact of Apple and related technologies, with weekly bonus reviews and deep-dives into the products and stories that matter most.

Rene Ritchie Rene Ritchie

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    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

Daily news analysis and insight into the cultural and personal impact of Apple and related technologies, with weekly bonus reviews and deep-dives into the products and stories that matter most.

    This tech changed my life/work

    This tech changed my life/work

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    I've recently gotten a new full-time job, which means needing both work and personal gear, accounts, and apps — and I've started traveling again. A lot. This is the tech that's helping me not only get everything done, but keep my work and life organized and in balance.

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    • 6 min
    The True Danger of Artificial Intelligence

    The True Danger of Artificial Intelligence

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    A.I. Artificial intelligence. Machine Learning. Generative Adversarial Networks. Neural Engines. Dall-E. Midjourney. ChatGPT...




    It’s the rise of the machines. Judgment day. Humanity deleted, as we become nothing more than an organic boot-loader for an indifferent hive of nanites that’ll crack our world for fuel on their way to dispassionately conquering the stars. 




    Oh, whoops. Whoopsie.




    It’s the singularity. The great enlightenment. The golden age of humanity, sundered from all labor and toil as ambient world-computing erases all creative limitations, enabling us to literally go where no one has gone before.




    Sorry. My bad. Again.




    It’s… a tool. On an ever-escalating scale. Neither angel nor demon but we use it so, able to pre-viz a movie or deep-fake propaganda, chat-out an email response or cheat-up an essay, potentially the biggest board with the biggest nail yet, for building or bludgeoning alike.




    Here are three stories...

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    • 9 min
    Apple Data Protection — The ugly truth

    Apple Data Protection — The ugly truth

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    Up until now, Apple kept an encryption key for things like your personal photos and messages stored on their iCloud servers. That meant, if you ever forgot your passcode or otherwise locked yourself out, Apple could recover that data for you. But, side effect, that also meant a government could subpoena them, or a super-villain could theoretically break in and steal them.




    Now, in the US, and in more places over the course of the next year, we’ll have the option to turn on Advanced Data Protection for iCloud. In other words, turn off Apple’s ability to access almost everything on iCloud. literally make them throw their key away. Then, just like our health data and passwords have been, our photos and messages will be utterly, completely locked down.




    But should they be? Should we actually turn advanced data protection on?

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    • 9 min
    Health tech hot takes with @DoctorMike

    Health tech hot takes with @DoctorMike

    Are the Apple Watch, Pixel Watch, Samsung Watch, Garmin, Fitbit and all the other smart wearables functional or just a fad? Can they help connect you, protect you, and keep you from harm, or just overwhelm you with numbers and cause some alarm?




    Doctor Mike, noted YouTube creator, family physician, and pro boxer joins me to talk about about health in the age of tech! 




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    • 13 min
    Apple vs Intel vs Qualcomm — Who wins 2023!

    Apple vs Intel vs Qualcomm — Who wins 2023!

    Does Intel's future lie in foundry? Can AMD ever grow its market share? Will MediaTek compete at the higher end? Is custom back at Qualcomm? And will anyone catch up to Apple? Here's where silicon is heading in 2023!

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    • 17 min
    The End of Big Silicon — Apple, Intel, Qualcomm

    The End of Big Silicon — Apple, Intel, Qualcomm

    Both desktop and mobile silicon are hitting the limits of physics. Power draw keeps increasing while enclosures only get smaller. Process shrinks are becoming more expensive and time-consuming. And foundries are facing geopolitical and competitive concerns. So what can Apple, Qualcomm, Intel, and all the rest do to keep improving performance?

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

h u n t e r 101 ,

Nothing but the best in tech news

Always balanced View of Technology, big fan of your articles, keep up the good work

Beamerman ,

Slave to the (algo) Rhythm

I’ve been a long time follower of Rene through iMore and more recently his solo efforts whilst still at iMore and as an independent. Much as I respect his insight and views I’ve finally turned off my subscription to the channel. As he kind of admits himself he is a slave to YouTube algorithms which impact on the clickbait titles and alleged sweet spot durations of the episodes. I also find the constant MCU references and seamless links into advert to be irritating. It would be nice if he could switch focus from chasing casual viewers driven by youtube placement to focus on what his regular followers who listen(ed) to every episode most value. Sad to be going and just wanted to leave a hopefully constructive review to explain why.

S A Bunting ,

Rene always gives the full story - and more

Always been a fan of his articles and coverage of Apple. Especially how he breaks down the full story amongst a sea of sensationalism and exaggeration. Glad that Rene is now independent and he can keep up the finest of covering Apple and the industry. Best of luck and keep up the amazing work!!!

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