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An Apple based podcast covering the last 7 - 10 days in the world of Apple news, reviews, rumours, roundups, guides and anything else that catches our eyes in the world of tech.

The Essential Apple Podcast Essential Apple Crew

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

An Apple based podcast covering the last 7 - 10 days in the world of Apple news, reviews, rumours, roundups, guides and anything else that catches our eyes in the world of tech.

    Essential Apple Podcast 261: Bugs, Glitches, & Technical Hitches

    Essential Apple Podcast 261: Bugs, Glitches, & Technical Hitches

    OK so the new toys have started to make their way into the hands of the reviewers and the public... and as always there are those who cant help but moan, occasionally with at least some reason I guess... Nick and Jim and Simon get together to chat over the stories that caught their eye...

    GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

    Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO

    Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter!

    Recorded 19th September 2022


    On this week’s show
    NICK RILEY

    @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally
    Spligosh in the Slack
    Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
    Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube

    JAMES ORMISTON

    MacJim in the Slack
    Also on Flickr as Ormie (O)
    Has videos on Vimeo

    APPLE

    iPhone 14 Pro camera shaking and making noises in TikTok, Snapchat and other third-party apps – CultofMac
    Apple's iPhone 14 Plus has a pricing problem bigger than it is – Digital Trends
    Apple’s iPhone dominates the used smartphone market in Indonesia – Apple World Today
    watchOS 9 complications have completely ruined the Simple watch face – 9to5Mac
    iOS 16’s haptic keyboard is bloomin’ great: Here’s how to turn it on – Cult of Mac
    Apple executive confirms incessant iOS 16 clipboard paste permission prompts are a bug – 9to5Mac
    iPhone 14 Pro might 'freeze' while transferring data from old iPhones – BGR
    We Finally Know What The iPhone 14 Pro Max's Megapill Looks Like (And Why The Dynamic Island Exists) – SlashGear
    iPhone Pro needs a radical color revolution – Cult of Mac
    M2 MacBook Air vs. M1 MacBook Air: which is best, new or old? – Digital Trends
    Full Video of Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs Discussing Steve Jobs Archive and More Now Available – MacRumors
    iPhone 14 Pro's 48-Megapixel ProRAW Photos Take Up to Three Times More Storage Than 12-Megapixel Shots – MacRumors

    TECHNOLOGY

    The Evolution of Camera Phones, Visualized – Simpleghar
    Could This Breakthrough Make Plastic Production Truly Circular? – Forbes
    First-ever drug treats cataracts – avoiding the need for surgery – Brighter Side News

    SECURITY & PRIVACY

    Apple Collects the Least Amount of User Data Out of Major Tech Companies, Study Suggests – MacRumors
    Apple XProtect is now proactive with periodic malware scans – AppleInsider

    VINNE & THE SQUIRRELS

    Report: All iPhone 15 models to have Dynamic Island, but not Always-On or ProMotion – 9to5Mac

    WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS

    How to set up eSIM on your new iPhone 14 – TechCrunch
    This New iOS 16 Feature Is a Game-Changer for Anyone Who Struggles to Keep Track of Taking Their Meds – SELF
    Live Home 3D 4.5 – TidBITS

    JUST A SNIPPET
    For things that are not worth more than a flypast


    Apple website glitch sets iPhone 14 price at $777,777/mo – 9to5Mac

    NEMO’S HARDWARE STORE (53:57)

    Thudbuds TWS Earbuds
    Gobat 10kmah Powerbank
    Traveler 30 Home and Car USB C Charger


    Essential Apple Recommended Services:

    All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.
    Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
    Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
    Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
    Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with
    33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.
    AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
    Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
    ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?
    ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!
    Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Essential Apple Podcast 260: Shiny New Toys

    Essential Apple Podcast 260: Shiny New Toys

    So it's. the post Far Out Event show and Simon, returning guest Suffolk Pete, and Nick get together to talk about what they thought of it all, discuss how they feel about the shiny new toys and if they'll be considering buying any...

    GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

    Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO

    Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter!

    Recorded 11th September 2022


    On this week’s show
    NICK RILEY

    Spligosh in the Slackroom
    @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
    Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
    Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube

    SUFFOLK PETE

    Suffok Pete in the Slack
    @hermboy on Twitter super occasionally

    APPLE

    Everything Apple announced at the Far Out Event
    TechCrunch
    CNet
    Engadget


    Essential Apple Recommended Services:

    All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.
    Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
    Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
    Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
    Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with
    33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.
    AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
    Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
    ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?
    ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!
    Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.
    Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
    Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.
    Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing.

    Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion.


    Social Media and Slack
    You can follow us on:
    Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast

    Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.
    You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.
    If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)
    And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do.


    Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    Essential Apple Podcast 259: Far Out – Man!

    Essential Apple Podcast 259: Far Out – Man!

    This one is ridiculously (Nay, obscenely) late -– sorry all, Obviously it is now out of date but you might still enjoy our guesses of what might have been in the Far Out event and some of the other stories. I can only apologise deeply for the delay.
    Anyway, that aside, Nick and Simon are back again after their summer sojourn, I know we didn’t announce it – it just sort of happened because the news was so sparse...
    Putting all that behind us, we are hopefully back on the track and with the Apple circuit about to go into high gear as everyone looks forward to the Far Out event on 7th Sept and we look at a few stories from the last few weeks

    GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

    Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO

    Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter!

    Recorded 28th August 2022


    On this week’s show
    NICK RILEY

    @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
    Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
    Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube

    APPLE

    Apple Far Out iPhone 14 event invite is an AR star field – AppleInsider
    24 Years Ago, the First iMac Went on Sale: Relive Steve Jobs’ Iconic Presentation – MacRumors
    Apple's latest security update is important, but the mass-media response is unhinged – AppleInsider
    Apple iPhone Face ID Fails to Work with Face of a Man with Moko Kanohi — Mac Observer
    Employee Claims Apple Has Threatened Termination Over Viral TikTok Vid – MacRumors
    All iOS VPNs are worthless and Apple knows it, claims researcher – AppleInsider

    SECURITY & PRIVACY

    All iOS VPNs are worthless and Apple knows it, claims researcher – AppleInsider

    VINNE & THE SQUIRRELS V MING CHI KUO

    New MacBook Pro and iPad Pro to use same 5nm chip tech – 9to5Mac
    Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models – Mactrast
    Kuo: AirPods to switch to USB-C for charging alongside iPhone 15 in 2023 – [9to5Mac] (https://9to5mac.com/2022/08/09/airpods-usb-c-iphone/)
    Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: 2nd Gen AirPods Pro to Retain Lightning Connector – MacTrast



    WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS

    Adonit’s New $45 Stylus Does Everything the Apple Pencil Can Do at a Fraction of the Cost – Spy
    First look - Adonit Neo for my Ipad Pro 12.9“ – YouTube


    Belkin's latest USB-C hub mounts to the back of your M1 iMac with a detachable design – 9to5Toys
    ‎Battery Life - check runtimes – App Store
    Coconut Battery
    Design the next iPhone – NealFun
    How to print to PDF on iPhone, iPad, and Mac 9to5Mac
    Nick's desk that he doesn't recommend at the price, only the price he paid! – Amazon

    JUST A SNIPPET
    For things that are not worth more than a flypast


    Developers have been working on a tool to run macOS Ventura on unsupported Macs – 9to5Mac


    Essential Apple Recommended Services:

    All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.
    Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
    Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
    Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
    Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with
    33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.
    AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
    Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
    ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?
    ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!
    Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.
    Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
    Wire and on the App

    • 54 min
    Essential Apple Podcast Extra: Interview with SimpleLogin

    Essential Apple Podcast Extra: Interview with SimpleLogin

    A special show with Son Nguyen Kim of SimpleLogin who joins us again to talk about being acquired by Proton, what that means for SimpleLogin users, ProtonMail users, plans for the future, and more

    GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

    Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO

    Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter!

    Recorded 14th August 2022


    On this week’s show
    SON NGUYEN KIM

    CEO & Founder of SimpleLogin
    @SimpleLogin on Twitter
    @ngueykims on Twitter
    simplelogin.io


    Essential Apple Recommended Services:

    All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.
    Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
    Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
    Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
    Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with
    33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.
    AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
    Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
    ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?
    ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!
    Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.
    Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
    Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.
    Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing.

    Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion.


    Social Media and Slack
    You can follow us on:
    Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast

    Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.
    You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.
    If you really like the show that much and would like to make a regular donation then please consider joining our Patreon or using the Pinecast Tips Jar (which accepts one off or regular donations)
    And a HUGE thank you to the patrons who already do.


    Support The Essential Apple Podcast by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/essential-apple-show

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

    • 23 min
    Essential Apple Podcast 258: News that surprises no one

    Essential Apple Podcast 258: News that surprises no one

    This one is really really late and I am sorry - so much stuff happening in my life at the moment - things should get easier going forward but there you are. Nick and I get together to discuss a bunch of stories that basically surprise no one!

    GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

    Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO

    Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter!

    Recorded 26th June 2022


    On this week’s show
    NICK RILEY

    @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
    Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk Apple
    Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
    Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube

    APPLE

    Compared: M2 vs M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra – AppleInsider
    Apple M2 is fast, but not faster than M1 Pro or M1 Max – Cult of Mac


    Gurman: Apple working on at least four new Macs with M2 processor variants – 9to5Mac
    Apple updates Subscriptions menu in iOS with refreshed interface – 9to5Mac
    Reasons Why You Should Wait For The M2 MacBook Air Instead of Buying The M2 MacBook Pro — Wccftech
    Apple drops free AirPods from this year's Back to School promotion – The Apple Post
    Apple increasing Apple Music subscription prices for students in the US, Canada, and UK –The Apple Post
    Apple Hasn't Given Up On This Futuristic Device Concept – SlashGear
    Mail Merge Returns to Pages After Nine Years – Daring Fireball
    Pages 12.1, Numbers 12.1, and Keynote 12.1 – Tidbits
    iOS 16 beta 2 now resends edited messages to users running previous versions of iOS – 9to5Mac
    Watch YouTube videos on your Apple Watch with WatchTube – 9to5Mac
    Apple responds following Roe v. Wade ruling, saying it covers out-of-state medical care – The Apple Post

    TECHNOLOGY

    Micron's Record-Setting 1.5TB microSD Card Stores 4 Months of Video – PetaPixel

    SECURITY & PRIVACY

    Apple and Google Fix ‘Hermit’ Spyware Found on iPhone and Android Phones – iPhone in Canada
    The iPhone will be the future of proving our identity, online and offline – 9to5Mac
    iOS 16 Is Done Playing With CAPTCHAs — Lifewire


    Essential Apple Recommended Services:

    All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.
    Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
    Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
    Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
    Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with
    33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.
    AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
    Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
    ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?
    ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!
    Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.
    Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
    Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.
    Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing.

    Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion.


    Social Media and Slack
    You can follow us on:
    Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast

    Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank

    • 55 min
    Essential Apple Podcast 257: WWDC – Wow!

    Essential Apple Podcast 257: WWDC – Wow!

    I know it seems a long time ago now but Simon, Nick and Jim finally get their act and their schedules together to talk about WWDC, the surprise introduction of the M2 MacBook Air and 13“ Pro, and more.

    GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

    Get 2 months on the Kino Premium Plan with offer code KINOWITHJOHNNEMO

    Why not come and join the Slack community? You can now just click on this Slackroom Link to sign up and join in the chatter!

    Recorded 21st June 2022


    On this week’s show
    NICK RILEY

    @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
    Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk Apple
    Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
    Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube

    JAMES ORMISTON

    MacJim in the Slack
    Also on Flickr as Ormie (O)
    Has videos on Vimeo

    APPLE

    WWDC – Everything Apple Announced at the WWDC 2022 Keynote in 13 Minutes – MacRumors
    M1 vs. M2 MacBook Pro: Is It Worth the Upgrade? — MacRumors
    Reviewing macOS Ventura beta, iPhone 14 models, and more on the AppleInsider podcast — AppleInsider
    Tiny Apple dual-port USB-C power adapter now ready for purchase — Cult of Mac
    Apple Releases New Build of macOS Monterey 12.4 for M2 Macs Ahead of 13-Inch MacBook Pro Launch — MacRumors
    Compared: M2 vs M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra – AppleInsider
    Calendars by Readdle comes to Mac to help you own your time – Readdle

    TECHNOLOGY

    TSMC announces 2nm chip production will start by 2025 – AppleInsider
    This European airline just ordered a fleet of airships — CNN

    SECURITY & PRIVACY

    How refactoring code in Safari's WebKit resurrected 'zombie' security bug – The Register
    New 'PacMan' flaw in Apple Silicon is an echo of Spectre and Meltdown – AppleInsider

    WORTH A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS

    Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera — The Verge
    How to Rotate Multiple Photos at Once on an iPhone — MakeUseOf


    Essential Apple Recommended Services:

    All Things Secured – Online security made simple by Josh Summers.
    Pixel Privacy – a fabulous resource full of excellent articles and advice on how to protect yourself online.
    Doug.ee Blog for Andy J’s security tips.
    Ghostery – protect yourself from trackers, scripts and ads while browsing.
    Simple Login – Email anonymisation and disposable emails for login/registering with
    33mail.com – Never give out your real email address online again.
    AnonAddy – Disposable email addresses
    Sudo – get up to 9 “avatars” with email addresses, phone numbers and more to mask your online identity. Free for the first year and priced from $0.99 US / £2.50 UK per month thereafter... You get to keep 2 free avatars though.
    ProtonMail – end to end encrypted, open source, based in Switzerland. Prices start from FREE... what more can you ask?
    ProtonVPN – a VPN to go with it perhaps? Prices also starting from nothing!
    Comparitech DNS Leak Test – simple to use and understand VPN leak test.
    Fake Name Generator – so much more than names! Create whole identities (for free) with all the information you could ever need.
    Wire and on the App Stores – free for personal use, open source and end to end encryted messenger and VoIP.
    Pinecast – a fabulous podcast hosting service with costs that start from nothing.

    Essential Apple is not affiliated with or paid to promote any of these services... We recommend services that we use ourselves and feel are either unique or outstanding in their field, or in some cases are just the best value for money in our opinion.


    Social Media and Slack
    You can follow us on:
    Twitter / Slack / EssentialApple.com / Soundcloud / Spotify / Facebook / Pinecast

    Also a big SHOUT OUT to the members of the Slack room without whom we wouldn't have half the stories we actually do – we thank you all for your contributions and engagement.
    You can always help us out with a few pennies by using our Amazon Affiliate Link so we get a tiny kickback on anything you buy after using it.
    If you really like the show that much and would lik

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Cruxto ,

Great Apple Podcast

I really enjoy listening to this podcast, especially when the host interviews software companies like serif and skylum which were really good insights on what motivates the companies.

Also the podcast has great giveaways.

Definitely worth a listen, great British podcast 👍🏻

GeeksCornerUk ,

Great podcast

I discovered this podcast after the host was a guest on another podcast I listen to, i subscribed and several episodes later I’m hooked.

Lots of good content here

Mackyasse ,

Still going, still growing, getting better but not losing its charm

I have listened to this show for a long time - well basically since the start... It was always full of enthusiasm and decent chatter, and now it has matured into a somewhat more coherent form and overall you can tell the guys have been learning as they go. Over the last 15-18 months I feel this show has really started to get a bit slicker with better sound and some really quite high profile guests. Still feels like some guys doing it for the "craic" but that's part of its charm I think.

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