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Daily news analysis and insight into the cultural and personal impact of Apple and related technologies, with weekly bonus reviews and deep-dives into the products and stories that matter most.

Rene Ritchie Rene Ritchie

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    • 4.8 • 270 Ratings

Daily news analysis and insight into the cultural and personal impact of Apple and related technologies, with weekly bonus reviews and deep-dives into the products and stories that matter most.

    This tech changed my life/work

    This tech changed my life/work

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    I've recently gotten a new full-time job, which means needing both work and personal gear, accounts, and apps — and I've started traveling again. A lot. This is the tech that's helping me not only get everything done, but keep my work and life organized and in balance.

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    • 6 min
    The True Danger of Artificial Intelligence

    The True Danger of Artificial Intelligence

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    A.I. Artificial intelligence. Machine Learning. Generative Adversarial Networks. Neural Engines. Dall-E. Midjourney. ChatGPT...




    It’s the rise of the machines. Judgment day. Humanity deleted, as we become nothing more than an organic boot-loader for an indifferent hive of nanites that’ll crack our world for fuel on their way to dispassionately conquering the stars. 




    Oh, whoops. Whoopsie.




    It’s the singularity. The great enlightenment. The golden age of humanity, sundered from all labor and toil as ambient world-computing erases all creative limitations, enabling us to literally go where no one has gone before.




    Sorry. My bad. Again.




    It’s… a tool. On an ever-escalating scale. Neither angel nor demon but we use it so, able to pre-viz a movie or deep-fake propaganda, chat-out an email response or cheat-up an essay, potentially the biggest board with the biggest nail yet, for building or bludgeoning alike.




    Here are three stories...

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    • 9 min
    Apple Data Protection — The ugly truth

    Apple Data Protection — The ugly truth

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    Up until now, Apple kept an encryption key for things like your personal photos and messages stored on their iCloud servers. That meant, if you ever forgot your passcode or otherwise locked yourself out, Apple could recover that data for you. But, side effect, that also meant a government could subpoena them, or a super-villain could theoretically break in and steal them.




    Now, in the US, and in more places over the course of the next year, we’ll have the option to turn on Advanced Data Protection for iCloud. In other words, turn off Apple’s ability to access almost everything on iCloud. literally make them throw their key away. Then, just like our health data and passwords have been, our photos and messages will be utterly, completely locked down.




    But should they be? Should we actually turn advanced data protection on?

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    • 9 min
    Health tech hot takes with @DoctorMike

    Health tech hot takes with @DoctorMike

    Are the Apple Watch, Pixel Watch, Samsung Watch, Garmin, Fitbit and all the other smart wearables functional or just a fad? Can they help connect you, protect you, and keep you from harm, or just overwhelm you with numbers and cause some alarm?




    Doctor Mike, noted YouTube creator, family physician, and pro boxer joins me to talk about about health in the age of tech! 




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    • 13 min
    Apple vs Intel vs Qualcomm — Who wins 2023!

    Apple vs Intel vs Qualcomm — Who wins 2023!

    Does Intel's future lie in foundry? Can AMD ever grow its market share? Will MediaTek compete at the higher end? Is custom back at Qualcomm? And will anyone catch up to Apple? Here's where silicon is heading in 2023!

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    • 17 min
    The End of Big Silicon — Apple, Intel, Qualcomm

    The End of Big Silicon — Apple, Intel, Qualcomm

    Both desktop and mobile silicon are hitting the limits of physics. Power draw keeps increasing while enclosures only get smaller. Process shrinks are becoming more expensive and time-consuming. And foundries are facing geopolitical and competitive concerns. So what can Apple, Qualcomm, Intel, and all the rest do to keep improving performance?

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

rolnthdr ,

A learning experience

I watch Rene on YouTube, however this is my first time listening to the podcasts and was amazed how awesome Rene teaches in his podcasts.

Rene has moved to the top of my Podcasts.

Jimmyjimmz ,

The best  tech (and sprinkles of other tech) podcast!

Love love love this podcast. I’ve been following Rene Ritchie since the early Tipb days (former iMore) and he is my go to source for any tech advice and anything  related. Rene is eloquent, unbiased, precise and to the point with a little sprinkle of humor. Proud to see how much Rene Ritchie has grown since becoming an independent tech journalist. Will always follow where ever this channel goes - you can count on that!

Thank you Rene for providing my daily dosage of tech news!!! - when in doubt about my next tech venture, I always ask “what does Rene Ritchie have to say about this?” - I can trust that I’ll find something in your extensive library of topics that will guide me based on your past experiences, opinions and honest feedback. Even my partner has grown a soft spot for your tech updates as I constantly play your podcast on my HomePod on full blast LOL. It’s either that or the YouTube app on my 65in TV with the Bose soundbar on full blast 😅 (you could already imagine when it’s time for some Rene Ritchie updates... it is TIME! The neighbors even know about it 🤣)

Continue being you Rene! 5 Stars!! (And this is only because I can’t rate higher if not this would be 6 stars) 😅😁👏🏼👏🏼 looking forward to the next updates. Woop woop!

*On a side note - Highly recommend you subscribe to Rene Ritchie’s YouTube page especially if you’re a visuals kind of person.

Timaaa ,

Good stuff lately, but….

You are allowed to do more than a 5-7 minute podcast… I know, go pay somewhere else for more extended content, but I am tuning in here, now.
Maybe you will take advantage of new apple $ and drop more syllables here.

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