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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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    • 4.6 • 47 Ratings

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 268: The “Secret” Apple Tax - Intego Mac Podcast Episode 268

    Episode 268: The “Secret” Apple Tax - Intego Mac Podcast Episode 268

    There's more news about Twitter, as Elon Musk has called out the "secret" Apple tax of 30% that large developers pay, that wasn't so secret. We also look at the various types of drives that you can use to back up your Mac: hard drives, SSDs, and NASs.


    Show Notes:




    Phil Schiller deleted his Twitter account; no, Apple has not removed its tweets
    Elon Musk's alternate phone
    “Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from the App Store, but won’t tell us why”
    The secret 30% tax
    Elon Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from App Store
    Tumblr was removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography issues
    Elon Musk implies Apple hates free speech after ‘mostly stopped’ advertising on Twitter
    How to Choose the Best Hard Drive or SSD to Back Up Your Mac




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    • 29 min
    Episode 267: AirPods as Trackers, Hacking Hackers, and Apple Tracking

    Episode 267: AirPods as Trackers, Hacking Hackers, and Apple Tracking

    In this week's security news, a stalker used AirPods to track a woman, since they don't sent alerts like AirTags; Australia is hacking hackers in a sort of precrime operation; Apple is tracking a lot of user data; and we give a few tips for the annual Black Friday shopathon.


    Show Notes:




    Apple Tracks Alarming Amount of Data Even When Device Analytics is Turned Off
    Apple's App Store analytics may be able to identify users
    Apple's iCloud Private Relay being abused in $65M ad fraud
    My creepy date slipped his AirPods into my bag — here's the scary reason why
    Is 5G worth it? Consumer hype is over, and carriers worried, says report
    It’s not your imagination: Shopping on Amazon has gotten worse
    Thinking about taking your computer to the repair shop? Be very afraid
    Australia to hack the hackers
    Network-crashing leap seconds to be abandoned by 2035, for at least a century
    How to Rip DVDs or Blu-rays and Add Them to Your Apple TV Library



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    • 28 min
    Episode 266: Twitter, AirDrop, and Continuity Camera

    Episode 266: Twitter, AirDrop, and Continuity Camera

    The situation at Twitter is changing daily, and we have some security tips for staying safe with Twitter’s new verification system. We look at some changes that Apple is making to AirDrop in China, which would be good for everyone. And we discuss the new Continuity Camera feature of macOS Ventura. 


    Show Notes:




    Market capitalization of Eli Lilly
    Twitter Working on End-to-End Encryption for Direct Messages
    Mastodon Safety: How To Protect Against Security and Privacy Risks
    Apple Launches Revamped iCloud.com Website With All-New Design
    Apple to restrict Everyone option in AirDrop in China
    Apple plans to expand AirDrop time limit to customers worldwide
    Southwest Airlines passenger AirDrops nude photo to other fliers
    How to use AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad
    How to Use AirDrop to Securely Share or Transfer Files
    How to Use Your iPhone as a Webcam with Continuity Camera in macOS Ventura



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    • 27 min
    Episode 265: Extreme Security and Privacy on the iPhone

    Episode 265: Extreme Security and Privacy on the iPhone

    Apple's new Lockdown Mode provides extreme security and privacy on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. We discuss how it works, and what the downsides are of using this feature. We also talk about how TikTok's new privacy policy states that staff can access user data, how Zoom mandates new client updates every 90 days, and how the U.S. is planning "nutrition labels" for IoT devices.


    Show Notes:




    New TikTok privacy policy allows staff to access user data
    TikTok Parent ByteDance Planned To Monitor Locations of Specific U.S. Citizens
    31 arrested in EU for stealing cars by hacking keyless tech
    Zoom now mandates client updates every ninety days
    U.S. Planning on IoT “Nutrition Labels” for Spring 2023
    Apple's Lockdown Mode
    GrapheneOS - Android, but designed for security first




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    • 28 min
    Episode 264: The Dangers of Verified Accounts on Social Networks

    Episode 264: The Dangers of Verified Accounts on Social Networks

    We discuss this week's Apple security updates, explain why some apps have issues with full disk access in macOS Ventura, and we discuss the dangers of verified accounts on social networks, such as Twitter. We also take a close look at one of the biggest changes in macOS Ventura, the System Settings app.


    Show Notes:




    macOS Ventura 13.1 will resolve the Full Disk Access issue
    SiriSpy - iOS bug allowed apps to eavesdrop on your conversations with Siri
    OpenCore Legacy Patcher added Ventura support for 2013 “black trash can” Mac Pro
    Elon Musk Settles SEC Fraud Charges; Tesla Charged With and Resolves Securities Law Charge
    Get to Know the System Settings App on macOS Ventura




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    • 27 min
    Episode 263: What's New in macOS Ventura

    Episode 263: What's New in macOS Ventura

    We take a look at some of the new features in macOS Ventura, and we also discuss the more than 100 vulnerabilities patched in this week's operating system updates. And we discuss Apple's surprising foray into ads for gambling apps in the iOS / iPadOS App Store.


    Show Notes:




    OpenCore Legacy Patcher added Ventura support for 2012 and later Mac models on Tuesday
    Apple confirms the iPhone is getting USB-C
    Apple raises prices of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple One
    New App Store ad slots heavily promote gambling apps
    What’s New in macOS Ventura
    Stage Manager offers new way to work with windows in macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16
    New Features in Mail and Messages in macOS Ventura, iOS 16, and iPadOS 16




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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

unofratello ,

You need this podcast

I absolutely love this podcast! If you own any apple product you owe it to yourself to give it a listen 🎧

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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