100 episodes

A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

The Mac & Forth Show Mac & Forth

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

    A.I. Rumble

    A.I. Rumble

    In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve, Karl, and special guest Craig Atkinson dive into Apple’s latest software releases, discussing the new features and updates in iOS, iPadOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, and tvOS 17.5. They also explore the new cross-platform anti-stalking tracker standard introduced by Apple and Google, designed to enhance user privacy across devices. The team gives their take on the latest iPad Pro reviews, weighing in on its performance strengths and the limitations imposed by iPadOS. Additionally, they cover OpenAI’s announcement of a ChatGPT app for Mac, speculating on its potential impact on productivity. Finally, the hosts react to Apple’s recent apology over the controversial iPad Pro ‘Crush’ ad, which stirred significant public feedback. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
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    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Even More Wafer Thin

    Even More Wafer Thin

    This week on 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl as they dive into the latest Apple innovations. First up, they discuss the new iPad Air which now features a faster processor and a supersized 13-inch option, catering to users seeking larger screens for productivity and entertainment. They also explore Apple's unveiling of the M4 chip, a powerhouse designed to enhance AI capabilities across devices. The conversation heats up with a look at the new iPad Pro, boasting an OLED display and the title of the thinnest Apple product ever, setting new standards for tablet design. Additionally, the team examines the major updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro on the iPad, which promise to revolutionise creative workflows. Lastly, they chat about the innovative Apple Pencil Pro, introducing new squeeze gestures to enhance user interaction. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
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    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Sketchy Rumours

    Sketchy Rumours

    In this week’s episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show,’ Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl dive into some troubling tech developments, including the perplexing issue of users getting randomly locked out of their Apple ID accounts. They also discuss Apple's challenges with a new UK cybersecurity law, which could reshape tech operations significantly. The team further explores ByteDance's bold stance on potentially shutting down U.S. operations for TikTok rather than selling it. In related news, TikTok’s latest manoeuvre aims to bypass in-app purchase fees, mirroring Fortnite's previous strategies. Plus, get the scoop on the highly anticipated new iPad Pro, rumoured to be equipped with the powerful M4 chip. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
    CONTACT THE SHOW:
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    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ticked Off TikTok

    Ticked Off TikTok

    In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Dean, and Karl delve into a variety of Apple-related news. They start with the exciting expectations for the upcoming iPad Air and iPad Pro models, discuss the declining U.S. demand for the Apple Vision Pro headset, and ponder Apple's decision to potentially discontinue their FineWoven case and Apple Watch band series. The conversation also touches on President Biden signing a bill aimed at TikTok amidst legal threats from the company, and Senator Elizabeth Warren's vocal but undefined plan to challenge Apple's market dominance. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya?
    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 5 min
    ROM Wasn’t Built In A Day

    ROM Wasn’t Built In A Day

    In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl  unpack a range of hot topics, starting with the App Store's first emulator that, despite its milestone status, appears to be ad-heavy and possibly a knockoff. They also discuss the looming fear of Nintendo’s legal actions which seems to keep other emulators at bay. Additionally, the team delves into serious concerns over suspected Chinese spyware targeting Apple devices and the implications for global cybersecurity. Rounding out the discussion, they address the UK’s recent refusal to dismiss a significant lawsuit against Apple, signaling potential challenges ahead for the tech giant. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya?
    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 5 min
    KarlPlay

    KarlPlay

    On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl  are at it again, delving into the latest from Apple. They'll discuss the App Store's new embrace of classic game emulators, examine Apple's progressive step towards DIY repairability with used parts, and scrutinise the comeback of the controversial iMessage bridge "Sunbird." The team also explores how Apple's AI is benefiting from an influx of Shutterstock images and probes into the persistent popularity of iPhones and Apple Watches among teenagers. Plus, Karl introduces us to VanPlay, his unique take on CarPlay. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya?
    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

i4nd ,

Podcasts

Love the show. Look forward each week for a new show. Five stars.
Now you have CarPlay, Carl you must have noticed Apple insider podcast cover art changes depending on the topic. I love this feature. What do you think ?
Ian

Mark_Clayton_ ,

A must for your Podcast Playlist!!

This podcast is my weekly staple, eagerly anticipated every time a new episode drops. It's a delightful and amiable conversation primarily focused on Apple, sprinkled with some other tech-related topics. Karl, Alan, Steve, and Dean bring their unique perspectives to share and dissect the latest Apple news and tech happenings. It's fun, enjoyable and provides me the odd chuckle! The presentation style makes it effortlessly engaging. Keep up the great work!

Stumads ,

MacNificent!

A delightful mishmash of rumours, tips, and tales that could only come from true Apple aficionados and keeps me smiling when I’m driving up and down the motorway. Each episode feels like a jaunt to the pub with your most entertaining mates. Keep up the great work guys.
Stuart Madden (no relation- honest!)

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