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Join the Intego Mac security experts for the latest Apple news, industry opinions, and a splash of security advice in our easy-to-digest, entertaining, and informative podcast series.
Hosted by Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long.

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Join the Intego Mac security experts for the latest Apple news, industry opinions, and a splash of security advice in our easy-to-digest, entertaining, and informative podcast series.
Hosted by Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long.

    Episode 240: The Pros and Cons of Sideloading Apps on iOS

    Episode 240: The Pros and Cons of Sideloading Apps on iOS

    Apple claims that they need the App Store to ensure that iOS devices are safe. The company claims that sideloading, or installing apps from other sources, is dangerous. Yet this is what we have always done on the Mac. We take a deep dive into the pros and cons of sideloading on iPhones and iPads.


    Show Notes:




    We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly
    Apple would be forced to allow sideloading and third-party app stores under new EU law
    Building a Trusted Ecosystem for Millions of Apps: A threat analysis of sideloading (Apple white paper)



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    • 29 min
    Episode 239: Requiem for the iPod

    Episode 239: Requiem for the iPod

    Apple has discontinued the last iPod, the iPod touch. We discuss some of the history of the iPod, and look at 17 reasons who you should use an iPod touch. We also look at the new FIDO initiative, which allows your phone to replace passwords, and we discuss AirTag false alarms.


    Show Notes:




    AirTags are sending a new kind of false alarm, report says
    Google lines up with Apple and Microsoft to nix passwords in favor of nearby-device authentication
    Apple discontinues the last iPod model
    The iPod at 20 – How the Portable Music Player Laid the Foundation for Today’s Apple
    iPod (Wikipedia); this article shows all the iPod models



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    • 27 min
    Episode 238: Apple AirTags: One Year On

    Episode 238: Apple AirTags: One Year On

    Apple has provided some clarification to its plan to remove old and in the way apps from the App Store. Microsoft has been working on a VPN that isn't a VPN it works a little differently from Apple's VPN that isn't a VPN. And it's been a year since Apple released AirTags... It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing, but if third-party accessories are an indication, AirTags are doing pretty well.


    Show Notes:




    Clarifying criteria & new timing extension for App Store Improvements process
    Apple Silicon chip vulnerability ‘Augury’ surfaces, but researchers aren’t worried yet
    Cellebrite iPhone cracking: Here’s which models the kit can unlock and access, and how to protect your data
    Use the Microsoft Edge Secure Network to protect your browsing
    Is Apple’s iCloud Private Relay a VPN? Not Even Close—Here’s Why
    AirTag tracking alert hits teenager’s phone at Disney World – without locating tracker
    Apple says it will make unknown AirTags alert you sooner
    What’s new in firmware updates for AirTag
    Apple’s AirTags: One Year On



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    • 26 min
    Episode 237: Get Ready to Repair Your Own iPhone!

    Episode 237: Get Ready to Repair Your Own iPhone!

    Apple is making the tools and documents needed for iPhone repairs available to users in the US. Are you ready to repair your own iPhone? Removing outdated apps is now a trend as Apple joins Google and begins removing older software from the app store. Apple may be forced by EU regulators to open up iMessage. And we'll discuss understanding USB-C and Thunderbolt ports and cables for Macs and iPads.


    Show Notes:




    Intego Mac Podcast Episode 236
    Apple’s Self Service Repair now available
    Here's the Massive Kit Apple Will Send to Your House So You Can Fix Your iPhone

    iFixit Says Apple's Self Service Repair Program is Great Step, But Has a Catch
    How to Install macOS Monterey on Unsupported Macs, for Security Improvements
    Apple App Store appears to be widely removing outdated apps
    Google Launches Privacy Labels for Google Play Apps
    Critical bug in Apple codec could have let hackers commandeer millions of Android devices
    Impending EU Regulation to Force Apple to Allow Third-Party App Stores and Open Up iMessage
    Tech Giants Duped Into Giving Up Data Used to Sexually Extort Minors
    USB-C and Thunderbolt: Understanding Ports and Cables for Macs and iPads



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    • 29 min
    Episode 236: Install macOS Monterey on a 15-Year Old Mac

    Episode 236: Install macOS Monterey on a 15-Year Old Mac

    Josh has a 15-year old iMac that he wanted to be up to date with security updates, but it doesn't support macOS Monterey. So he found a way to finagle the operating system on his old Mac. We also discuss how sharing your Netflix account might be dangerous, and how fake reviews will soon be illegal in the UK, and whether it can be enforced.


    Show Notes:




    Apple Neglects to Patch Two Zero-Day, Wild Vulnerabilities for macOS Big Sur, Catalina
    Apple’s Security Approach Endangers Users of macOS Big Sur & Catalina – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 234
    Netflix shares fall more than 35% after streamer loses over 200,000 subscribers
    How an Apple iCloud Exploit Lost a Crypto Trader Over $650K
    Fake reviews to be illegal under new rules
    How to Install macOS Monterey on Unsupported Macs, for Security Improvements



    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

    • 29 min
    Episode 235: Everything About Your Apple ID

    Episode 235: Everything About Your Apple ID

    DuckDuckGo is beta testing a privacy-focused browser; Google is deprecating old apps in its Play Store; activation-locked AirPods are wreaking havoc on refurb companies. And we take a deep dive into managing your Apple ID, the key to all Apple services.


    Show Notes:




    Apple Neglects to Patch Two Zero-Day, Wild Vulnerabilities for macOS Big Sur, Catalina
    Introducing DuckDuckGo for Mac: A Private, Fast, and Secure Browsing App
    Thousands of Apple AirPods returned through Walmart and other retailers are being stockpiled due to an apparent security issue
    Google makes outdated apps less accessible on Play Store
    Why quickly patching your iPhones and Macs is more important than ever
    Microsoft's huge Patch Tuesday includes fix for bug under attack
    Critical vulnerabilities uncovered in hospital robots
    How to Manage and Use Your Apple ID – The Complete Guide



    Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is the ultimate protection and utility suite for your Mac. Download a free trial now at intego.com, and use this link for a special discount when you're ready to buy.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Safety Always ,

much needed!

I am learning a great deal about coming up with passwords. I will offer my own way of using passwords, I use completely random characters and with a minimum of 12. I never count on myself remembering it, instead I write them down and keep them in different 'sections' depending on how often I might have to use it. I would never trust a password manager because people are working very hard to hack into anything connected to Apple products.

iiight!!! ,

Very Educational, Interesting and Entertaining

I upgraded my i-phone to 11 just this week and so much has changed. I am still leaning to navigate. Kirk and Josh really interacted well holding my interest right up to the end. I am looking forward to hearing many more.

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