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Get the latest Apple news and views from the top names in Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad journalism.

Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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    Comparing Apples to Bananas - App Store Commission Change, Facebook Privacy Feature, China Labor Law

    Comparing Apples to Bananas - App Store Commission Change, Facebook Privacy Feature, China Labor Law

    App Store commission change, Facebook privacy feature, China labor law.

    Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st
    Apple Defends Delay of Privacy Feature, Slams Facebook
    Undersheriff, Apple security chief, businessman indicted in bribery schemes
    Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China
    Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini, text messaging, more
    iOS 14.3 beta 2 lets you run shortcuts from the home screen without launching the Shortcuts app
    Sebastiaan de With: The iPhone 12 Pro Max: Real Pro Photography
    Apple (again) said to be going portless with its 2021 iPhone. But only one.
    Apple Silicon app database lists all the apps compatible with M1 Macs so far
    Apple and PBS team up for special broadcast airings of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
    Today at Apple unwraps live online sessions and creative projects to brighten your holidays at home
    Picks of the Week

    Mikah's Pick: myCharge Hub
    Andy's Pick: CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock
    Rene's Pick: iStat Menus
    Lory's Pick: The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

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    • 2 hr 20 min
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    I'm a Desktop Stan - M1 Macs Blow Intel Macs Away

    I'm a Desktop Stan - M1 Macs Blow Intel Macs Away

    M1 Macs Blow Intel Macs Away

    M1 Mac benchmarks and reviews
    M1 is not a first-gen chip
    Rosetta 2 is amazing
    Why PCs will never be able to catch up with Apple
    Running iOS apps on M1 is a mixed bag
    Native M1 apps are coming along quickly
    M1 Macs are going to change the PC landscape
    Should you buy a Mac Mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro?
    Is there any room left for Windows?
    iPhone 12 Mini vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max
    MacBooks' 720pm camera is still garbage, but slightly prettier garbage
    Launching apps on the M1 MacBook Air is ridiculously fast
    M1 MacBook battery life is amazing, and SSD is twice as fast
    M1 benchmarks are off the chart
    Does Big Sur's UI show that we are headed to a touchscreen Mac?
    Big Sur is really big
    Big Sur is bricking older MacBooks
    You can't install or boot Big Sur from and external drive
    OCSP certificate slowdown prevents Mac apps from running, Big Sur from downloading, iPhone setup from working. Apple promises changes
    Apple is planning a "Christmas Surprise"
    Picks of the Week

    Leo's Pick: MacPorts
    Andy's Pick: Tot Text Tool
    Rene's Pick: DJI mini 2
    Lory's Pick: Twinkly smart Christmas lights

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

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    • 2 hr 18 min
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    Three More Things - M1 MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro

    Three More Things - M1 MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro

    Analyzing the M1 MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro:

    M1 system-on-a-chip has 16 billion transistors, 16 neural cores
    The new Mac Mini's 2 USB-C ports are a huge limitation
    The new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro still have a 720p camera, but it will have an improved image signal processor
    You cannot upgrade the new Macs - you have to pay inflated prices for extra RAM and SDD memory
    Big Sur arrives November 12th
    Will Linux run on the M1?
    We have questions about Mac compatibility
    iPhone 12 Pro Max arrives this Friday
    M1 power curve beats "latest PC Chip"
    MacBook Pro battery life looks incredible
    Analyzing the M1 chip's features
    The Mac Mini cost less than the Apple Monitor stand
    M1 Mac Mini vs. Intel Mac Mini
    How important will it be to have iOS apps on Macs? And when will we get Shortcuts for Mac?
    Google, Facebook, Candy Crush, and others are not planning to have a macOS app
    Will Mac's lack of a discrete GPU be a disadvantage?
    Fortnite tries to sneak back onto Macs through the Nvidia game streaming service
    Apple suspends work with Pegatron over labor violations
    HomePod Mini shipments slip into late December
    MagSafe Duo price announced, still no release date
    FDA clears NightWare app to treat PTSD-related nightmares
    Panasonic develops a special vacuum to rescue Airpods from train tracks
    Picks of the Week:

    Leo's Pick: Nova code editor
    Andy's Pick: Tip: Look Around
    Doc's Pick: Descript
    Rose's Pick: Forklift

    Hosts: Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko

    Guests: Doc Rock and Rosemary Orchard

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    • 2 hr 33 min
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    Shaking the Money Tree - Apple's 'One More Thing,' Apple One Bundle, AirPods Recall

    Shaking the Money Tree - Apple's 'One More Thing,' Apple One Bundle, AirPods Recall

    Apple's 'One More Thing,' Apple One Bundle, AirPods Recall

    Apple will announce "One More Thing" on 11/10
    Apple invites developers to try out Apple silicon next week
    What we expect from Apple silicon MacBooks
    Will we see AirTags or AirPods Studio next week?
    Apple One subscription bundle launches
    Apple Q4 revenues up year-over-year
    Apple recalls AirPods for crackling issue
    Apple updates Dark Sky app
    Apple closes their Philadelphia store over rioting fears
    Apple must pay VirnetX $502.8 million in patent trial
    Apple Clips gets a big update
    iPhone 12 has reverse wireless charging
    Here's what's new in iOS 14.2
    HomePod Mini goes on sale this week
    Christopher Walken joins Apple TV+
    Sean Connery did not write that letter to Steve Jobs
    Picks of the Week:

    Andy's Pick: Raspberry Pi 400
    Rene's Pick: Thomas Frank Explains
    Lory's Pick: ACNH Travel Guide

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

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    • 2 hr 18 min
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    Emmy Drenched - iPad Air Review, Apple Silicon Macs, AirTags

    Emmy Drenched - iPad Air Review, Apple Silicon Macs, AirTags

    iPad Air Review, Apple Silicon Macs, AirTags

    iPhone 12 teardown
    iPad Air review: we can't tell the difference between last year's iPad Pro and this.
    Can you trust influencer reviews?
    A billion iPhone users
    iPhone 12 is less breakable but still breakable
    iPhone 12 Pro Lidar can measure your height
    In India, tariffs make the iPhone is so expensive that it's cheaper to fly to Dubai to buy it
    Apple Silicon Macs will be announced on November 17th (we think)
    Prosser says AirTags coming in November
    Amazon kills Apple Card payments - is it just a bug?
    'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' free to watch on any Apple device on Halloween; anyone who doesn't have an Apple device is SOL
    AppleTV+ news: Bill Murray, The Velvet Underground, Scarlett Johansson, and Bond
    If you hit your Apple Watch daily Move goal 2000 times in a row, it will swear at you.


    Picks of the Week:

    Andy's Pick: Reeder 5
    Lory's Pick: The Witches (2020)
    Rene's Pick: Halide Mark II

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

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    • 1 hr 55 min
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    Temporarily Out of Change - iPhone 12 Reviews, Illustrator for iPad, Apple Music TV

    Temporarily Out of Change - iPhone 12 Reviews, Illustrator for iPad, Apple Music TV

    iPhone 12 Reviews, Illustrator for iPad, Apple Music TV

    Apple Event was all about 5G. Is it really that big of a deal?
    Lory's iPhone 12 First Look Review
    iPhone 12 Review - Which iPhone 12 should you buy?
    iPhone 12 doesn't have 120hz. Do we miss it?
    iOS and iPadOS 14.1 are out today
    What phone does Andy want, and what is he going to take pictures of?
    Rating the iPhone 12's video capabilities
    iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield and MagSafe
    How the DOJ vs. Google story affects Apple
    How Lidar works in the iPhone 12 Pro
    Anything else to say about the iPhone 12? We miss the chamfered edge.
    Adobe releases Illustrator for iPad
    Apple reinvents MTV with Apple Music TV
    When will the next Apple Event be? Our money is on November 17th. What will it feature? Our money is on an Apple Silicon MacBook of some sort.
    Why hasn't Apple released AirTags? It's all about antitrust.
    AppleTV+ is the only place you can watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    Picks of the Week

    Andy's Pick: Replitronics Retro-Walkman Powerbank
    Lory's Pick: Otterbox MagSafe compatible cases
    Rene's Pick: Otto Wilde Grill (For Leo & Lory!)

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

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    • 2 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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