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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology. Hosted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall.

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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Apple and technology. Hosted by 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall.

    An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+

    An interview with Astronaut Reisman, ‘For All Mankind’ consultant for Apple TV+

    Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2010, and performed three spacewalks from the International Space Station.
    Dr. Reisman is also a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, motivational speaker, Senior Advisor for SpaceX, technical consultant for the film Ad Astra, and technical advisor for the series 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    For All Mankind on Apple TV+
    Apple renews ‘For All Mankind’ and other TV+ shows for second seasons
    Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max
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    • 1 hr
    Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs

    Apple security and the FBI, ‘Pro Mode’ for Macs

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case repair program, the new Sensei app for Mac, Apple's AI startup acquisition, the new Apple security battle with the FBI, racked mounted Mac Pro launch, a new 'Pro Mode' coming to Macs, and the latest Apple TV+ developments.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    Apple accepting donations to aid Australian bushfire relief
    Are you having problems charging with iPhone XS or XR Smart Battery Case? Apple opens replacement program for affected units
    Sensei app for Mac launches with SSD trim, battery health, storage management features, more
    Apple acquires low-power AI startup behind Wyze on-device person detection for $200M
    FBI again asking Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to suspected shooter
    The FBI wants Apple to break encryption for iPhone models that third-party companies can already unlock
    Report: The FBI recently unlocked an iPhone 11 Pro with GrayKey, raising more doubts about the Pensacola case
    Apple's rack-mountable Mac Pro is now available for purchase for $6499
    Back to the Mac 015: my Mac Pro setup and upgrades
    Pro Display XDR top features — amazing build quality and stunning view
    macOS beta hints at future 'Pro Mode' to boost performance on portable Macs
    Oprah cancels Apple TV+ documentary on sexual assault in the music industry, only one month after Apple announced it
    Apple TV+ takes home its first awards win, as Billy Crudup named Best Supporting Actor at the Critics Choice Awards
    Apple TV+ seals multi-year content deal with 'Little America' co-creator
    'Beastie Boys Story' doc from Spike Jonze coming to Apple TV+ in April after IMAX debut
    Apple TV+ originals ‘Home’ and ‘Central Park’ debuting at SXSW in March
    Apple TV+ planning first theatrical movie release with ‘The Banker’ after delay over controversy
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Apple at CES 2019, Services era, iPhone Night mode contest

    Apple at CES 2019, Services era, iPhone Night mode contest

    Apple wins CES with AirPods emoji, Global Privacy Senior Director Jane Horvath talks privacy on behalf of Apple, PopSocket now works with wireless charging, HomeKit advances in 2020, Apple marks a new era of Services, iPhone 11 has a new Night mode photo contest this month, and much more.

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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    AirPods can now be engraved with select emoji as Apple refreshes exclusive font
    Apple returns to CES for privacy roundtable alongside Facebook and others
    You can now use a Popsocket + wirelessly charge your iPhone
    Pioneer’s 2020 Wireless CarPlay lineup includes a premium 10.1-inch floating receiver for your old car
    Eve Cam indoor camera with support for HomeKit Secure Video
    Lutron expands HomeKit-compatible Caséta line with new motion sensor and repeater
    IKEA Tradfri smart blinds finally rolling out support for Apple HomeKit
    Hands on with IKEA's smart blinds and HomeKit
    Best iPhone Night mode photos – submit yours to Apple
    Apple wins Christmas: iPhone claims top 9 spots for mobile device activations in the US
    Apple announces new single-day record for App Store purchases: $386 million spent on New Year's Day
    Analyst: Apple to launch sub-6GHz 5G iPhones this year, but faster mmWave 5G iPhones delayed until 2021
    Ricky Gervais praised ‘The Morning Show’ in front of Tim Cook ... then roasted Apple's ‘sweatshops in China’
    Apple TV+ to close out Television Critics Association Press Tour with presentation on January 19
    New trailer for Apple TV+ comedy ‘Mythic Quest’ teases ‘Always Sunny’ star Rob McElhenney as outlandish creative director
    LG bringing Apple TV app to 2018 and newer TVs this year
    Covering a SpaceX rocket launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with the iPhone 11 Pro Max
    Defining the decade: ten years of Apple on one page
    'Front and Center' brings classic Mac window management to macOS Catalina
    ‎Doomsday Vault on the Mac App Store
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Red Apple Watch, Apple TV+ taps HBO chief, iPhone 12 rumors

    Red Apple Watch, Apple TV+ taps HBO chief, iPhone 12 rumors

    Benjamin and Zac kick off 2020 with rumors about a Product (RED) Apple Watch Series 5, new perks for Apple Store staff, the first Made for iPhone external flash, HBO's former chief signing an exclusive deal with Apple TV+, Apple's surprise agreement with Imagination Technologies, and the latest iPad Pro and iPhone 12 rumors.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    (RED) Apple Watch found in Apple database, could arrive next spring
    9to5Mac Watch Time episode 12: Gregory McFadden on losing 100 pounds with Apple Watch
    Apple Watchcast appearance
    Apple Store employees to get Apple Music, TV+, and Arcade for free
    Apple introduces specs for photography strobe accessories that augment iPhone 11’s flash
    First MFi-certified LED flash for iPhone 11 photography now available [U]
    Former HBO boss officially inks five-year exclusive production deal with Apple TV+
    Apple restores Imagination GPU chip agreement after public dispute and employee poaching
    Renders based on claimed design leaks show 2020 iPads with triple rear cameras
    First supposed case designs of iPhone 12 hit the web, shows flat sides like iPhone 4
    TSMC will reportedly start production of A14 chip for this year's iPhones in Q2, new 5 nanometer process
    iPhone 9: Latest sketchy report suggests two different models
    Notchless iPhone could be top-end 2020 model – report
    iPhone capacitor supplier looks forward to strong 2020 with upcoming 5G demand
    Upgrade for 5G? More than a third of iPhone owners may do so.
    Chinese-made OLED screens in 2020 iPhones, says report
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    • 1 hr
    Our first product memories and Apple's decade in review

    Our first product memories and Apple's decade in review

    Christmas week has arrived and so has the end of the decade. Benjamin and Zac walk down memory lane to recall their first Apple products including iPhone and Mac. The duo also explores the biggest Apple stories of the decade from each decade.
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    HomeKit and ‘Connected Home’, Apple Podcasts on Echo, TV+ in 2020

    HomeKit and ‘Connected Home’, Apple Podcasts on Echo, TV+ in 2020

    This week Benjamin and Zac discuss a wide range of topics including Apple Podcasts, Arcade, News, and more service news, the latest iOS beta software updates, more Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR details, and much more.
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    Stories we discuss in this episode:

    ‎BlueHeart: Bluetooth HeartRate on the App Store
    Smart home security: Apple, others, working on open standard
    You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Podcasts on Amazon Echo speakers
    Apple Arcade annual subscription now available, 2 months free
    Apple News confirms ABC News partnership for presidential election coverage
    Where to watch Apple TV+: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, and more
    Five-part Apple TV+ docuseries 'Visible' to explore LGBTQ  movement and television in February
    Apple TV+ announces Mythic Quest comedy series, all episodes available on February 7
    MusicBot leverages the power of Shortcuts to enhance Apple Music, AirPlay 2, and HomePods
    Apple releasing first public beta of iOS 13.3.1 today
    Apple’s ‘Assembled in USA’ Mac Pro is made in China for international customers
    Apple Pro Display XDR works with iMac Pro, but with limitations
    iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook compatibility with Apple Pro Display XDR tested in new video review
    iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case enhances the camera, but the battery may not be necessary
    Apple Watch 'Ring in the New Year' Activity Challenge returning in January after missing 2019
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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

aced411 ,

Enjoyable but be aware of host bias

I’ve been listening to 9to5mac happy hour for a long time. The hosts do a great job and are fun to listen to if you like to geek out on Apple stuff. Just know going in that Zac (not Benjamin) is a super passionate Apple fanboy who has blinders on most of time.

Frespirt1002 ,

Apple Products

Ummmm the name of the podcast is “9to5Mac” which is the first clue that the podcast is about Apple products.
I love the in-depth coverage Zach and Ben give us. I learn so much from you guys. Please keep doing what you are doing.

Mhopman31 ,

Just awesome

I have been listening to podcasts for a long time now and I have been back and forth with this podcast. From what I have heard the past 2 or 3 episodes have me now keeping me subscribed and not bailing out on unsubscribing! Keep it up guys and love the great stuff on technology!!!!

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