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 • 101 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.

    The Mac & Forth Show 380 - The Apple Mile-High Club

    The Mac & Forth Show 380 - The Apple Mile-High Club

    In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast Alan, Dean, and Karl are at it again, dissecting the latest from the Apple universe with a twist of humour. They kick things off with a look at Apple's latest iMessage security upgrade, which they assure is so secure, even your nosy neighbour can't sneak a peek. Next, they delve into the drama of Apple blaming new EU laws for the wonkiness of Progressive Web Apps. The team then navigates the murky waters of Meta and Microsoft's unhappiness about Apple’s new app store terms. They're also dazzled by the Apple Vision Pro's support for a rare film aspect ratio, suggesting it could make even your home videos look like cinematic masterpieces. Finally, they're all ears about a luxury airline doling out Apple Vision Pro to select passengers, imagining a flight experience so immersive, that you'll forget about the cramped legroom. 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 6 min
    The Twenty Year Old Bug

    The Twenty Year Old Bug

    In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl, alongside special guest GazMaz from the mighty MyMac podcast, dive into a variety of captivating tech stories. The discussion opens with the EU's decision to back down from forcing Apple to open up iMessage to competitors, highlighting a significant moment in the debate over digital communication standards. The team then examines Apple's ongoing efforts to lobby against Right to Repair legislation, sparking conversation about consumer rights versus corporate interests. A deep dive into a longstanding Mac audio bug, possibly affecting users for more than two decades, reveals the complexities of software maintenance and legacy issues. The removal of Dolby Vision and Atmos support from Amazon Prime Video leads to speculation about the future of streaming quality. Wrapping up, the episode celebrates love with Apple Music's introduction of two new stations for Valentine's Day, perfectly curated to set the romantic mood. 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 6 min
    Vision Pillock

    Vision Pillock

    This week on The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl unpack a range of hot topics, from Phil Schiller's caution against third-party app stores' risks to iPhone users, through Apple's first-quarter financial results, to the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit against Apple by AliveCor. They also discuss the importance of not using Apple Vision Pro while driving and Spotify's renewed deal with Joe Rogan, marking his return to Apple Podcasts. 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 3 min
    It’s Here…Kinda

    It’s Here…Kinda

    In this week’s episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl as they delve into the latest Apple updates and tech news. They'll discuss the insights from reviewers on Apple's Vision Pro, a potential UK law that could impact Apple's security updates globally, and the introduction of digital prescriptions in the NHS app for seamless medication management in England. The team will also explore the return of Fortnite to Apple's App Store in the EU and the addition of transcripts for all shows in Apple Podcasts on iOS 17.4. 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.
     
    Subscribe to us on: 
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 9 min
    2028 Is The New 2026

    2028 Is The New 2026

    This week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast' is packed with the latest Apple updates and rumours. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl  dive into the release of iOS 17.3, macOS 14.3, and watchOS 10.3, discussing the new features and improvements these updates bring to Apple devices. They also explore the recently revealed storage options and AppleCare prices for the much-anticipated Apple Vision Pro, analysing the implications for users and the market. Lastly, the team delves into the latest on the Apple Car. Originally slated for a 2026 debut, the project now aims for a 2028 release at the earliest, with a shift in strategy towards a more basic electric vehicle with limited autonomous features. Join the hosts as they unpack these developments, offering insights and perspectives on what these changes mean for Apple and its users. 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.
     
    Subscribe to us on: 
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    Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube  
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sink Or Swim

    Sink Or Swim

    In this week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, and Karl as they dive into the latest Apple tech updates. They kick off with a hands-on roundup of the Apple Vision Pro, discussing its impressive features and the challenges of its virtual keyboard. The conversation then shifts to Apple's legal arena, where they're billing Epic Games a hefty $73 million in legal costs. The team also explores Apple's preparations to enable sideloading and App Store changes in the EU, a significant policy shift. Additionally, they discuss the UK's antitrust agency's plans to intensify scrutiny on big tech, including Apple, in 2024. Lastly, they touch upon Apple's innovative pursuit to enhance iPhone usability underwater. 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.
     
    Subscribe to us on: 
    iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio  
    Or feel free to join our Discord
     
    Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube  
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

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!)

GeeksCornerUk ,

End of year review

As we come to the end of the year I thought I would update my review, The Mac & Forth show has some great episodes each week and whilst I cannot recommend the show enough their discord server is a fantastic place to hang out, it’s like a family unit.

Cherub 60 ,

My go -to techie podcast

After such lovely piano music as I was walking through the woods, how could I resist giving you another 5 star review. I love listening to you all having a laugh and always pick up tips. Only problem now is that I too want an iPhone 15 Pro Max! How many members of the family can I get to club together for a Christmas/birthday present? The camera sounds amazing. If you want to watch something spooky, forget the Enfield Polterguiest and watch Danny Robins’ Uncanny starting next Friday at 9am on BBC2!

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