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Insight and analysis of Apple-centric topics of the week from the previous MacNN team, published weekly. Space Javelin's team has well over a century of Mac and Apple experience divided between them.

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    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Insight and analysis of Apple-centric topics of the week from the previous MacNN team, published weekly. Space Javelin's team has well over a century of Mac and Apple experience divided between them.

    SJ218: Australia fights back, Epic plays dirty, Maryland gets greedy, and Victoria Man saves iPhone!

    SJ218: Australia fights back, Epic plays dirty, Maryland gets greedy, and Victoria Man saves iPhone!

    This week, cadets, your co-Cap'ns reversed the polarity of the neutron flow because we've got excess shenanigans, new gadgets, and much more! Sit tight, cadets, bluffs are getting called left and right!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/19/apple-to-support-winter-storm-relief-efforts-in-texas-other-us-states
    https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/15/bloomberg-spy-chip-2/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/facebook-blocks-news-sites-charities-and-government-pages-in-australia
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/17/apples-iphone-12-pro-max-is-the-most-popular-5g-phone-in-the-us
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/20/more-malware-found-to-target-apple-silicon-macs
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/16/north-dakota-rejects-anti-apple-bill-drafted-by-epic-games-lobbyist
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/17/advertisers-weigh-moving-to-android-as-ios-14-privacy-features-loom
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/15/apple-offers-free-repair-for-apple-watch-series-5-apple-watch-se-that-wont-charge
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/16/new-apple-service-system-could-make-iphone-repairs-easier-more-efficient
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/20/portland-apple-store-to-reopen-monday-after-nine-months-of-closure
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/16/microsoft-office-ipad/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/microsoft-to-release-one-time-purchase-office-for-windows-macos-in-2021
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/15/displaylink-manager-native-m1-support/
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/20/chrome-safari-ram-test/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/apple-maps-cycling-navigation-expands-to-san-diego-portland
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/17/utah-launching-apple-google-exposure-notification-app-on-february-17
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/san-franciscos-clipper-card-to-support-apple-pay-express-transit
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/19/apple-tv-review-for-all-mankind-jumps-to-the-80s-in-engaging-second-season
    Related: https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/15/apple-announces-for-all-mankind-podcast-set-to-debut-alongside-series
    Related: https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/19/new-mythic-quest-trailer-released-season-2-to-debut-on-may-7
    Related: https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/19/catch-a-glimpse-of-every-new-and-returning-apple-tv-original
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/17/hyundai-execs-face-stock-trade-investigation-over-inside-apple-car-information
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/20/mitsubishi-wireless-carplay/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/15/adobe-is-retiring-type-1-font-support-heres-how-to-prepare-for-the-change
    https://tidbits.com/2021/02/15/ring-security-cameras-adding-end-to-end-encryption/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/17/apple-pays-1633m-for-historical-unmatched-song-royalties
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/19/apple-owes-more-than-500k-in-taxes-for-iphones-sold-between-2010-and-2013
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/16/maryland-approves-the-first-state-tax-on-digital-ads-from-facebook-google
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/webm-video-support-has-been-added-in-macos-big-sur-113-beta-2
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/chromecast-with-google-tv-now-supports-apple-tv-app-apple-tv
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/sonnet-announces-echo-11-thunderbolt-4-dock-with-four-thunderbolt-ports
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/owc-unveils-truly-universal-thunderbolt-4usb-c-cable
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/20/review-wd-my-passport-ssd-refresh-brings-zippy-nvme-to-the-table
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/satechi-releases-pair-of-bluetooth-remotes-for-mac-ipad
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/17/man-dives-into-freezing-waters-to-rescue-iphone-xs-lost-in-canadian-harbor
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/18/apple-partners-with-uhn-on-a

    • 47 min
    SJ217: Bloomberg blows it, Hyundai toots its horn, Epic throws its own case, Prepear to settle, more

    SJ217: Bloomberg blows it, Hyundai toots its horn, Epic throws its own case, Prepear to settle, more

    We're in orbit around an ice world this week, cadets, so stay close to the ... wait for it ... space-heater! Hyundai and Kia blow their chance to build a car with Apple, Bloomberg steps back into their own fiasco, Zuckerberg wants your medical data, and a surprising number of allegedly smart people said some really dumb things this week! Stay warm and safe, cadets, it's really not a good week to be an overly-entitled tech CEO!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/09/hyundai-burned-by-apple-car-negotiation-disclosure-walk-backs-and-reframes
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/12/supermicro-server-spy-chip-story-returns-with-no-more-proof-than-before
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/13/zuckerberg-wants-to-inflict-pain-on-apple-for-privacy-changes
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/prepear-revises-logo-to-settle-apple-trademark-dispute
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/09/third-generation-apple-tv-to-lose-cbs-all-access-support-in-march
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/09/uk-apple-google-covid-19-app-credited-for-prevention-of-600000-infections
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/apple-to-replace-batteries-on-2016-and-2017-macbook-pros-unable-to-charge-past-1
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/09/apple-maps-gets-crowdsourced-accident-speed-check-and-hazard-warnings-in-ios-145-beta
    https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/09/cbs-showtime-bundle-apple-tv-app-paramount/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/ohio-state-university-opens-swift-coding-program-to-the-public
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/judge-tosses-lawsuit-claiming-siri-recorded-users-without-their-consent
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/claire-danes-to-star-in-apple-tv-series-essex-serpent
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/apple-tv-shares-first-look-feature-of-for-all-mankind-season-two
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/apple-lands-sci-fi-courtroom-drama-dolly-starring-florence-pugh
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/12/foundation-showrunner-hopes-for-80-episodes/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/09/intel-delays-its-7nm-chips-again-now-expected-in-2022-or-2023
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/11/googles-reluctance-to-add-privacy-labels-to-gmail-other-apps-might-put-users-at-risk
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/12/facebook-developing-smartwatch-with-health-messaging-features
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/11/us-house-advises-apple-to-improve-app-privacy-nutrition-label-accuracy
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/fortnite-firm-epic-games-planned-apple-app-store-dispute-for-months
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/tiktok-sale-to-us-company-unlikely-to-happen-under-biden-administration
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/09/apple-health-data-used-to-convict-man-in-wifes-death
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/apple-apologizes-for-falsely-accusing-developer-of-fraud
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/10/north-dakota-senate-debates-breaking-apples-app-store-monopoly
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/10/tim-cook-outside-magazine-cover/

    • 52 min
    SJ216: "Apple Car" vindication, Facebook lies, Dev Kit-gate, "nutrition" fables, Airway Pods, & more

    SJ216: "Apple Car" vindication, Facebook lies, Dev Kit-gate, "nutrition" fables, Airway Pods, & more

    Cap’n Mike is on the bridge, cadets, so heave ho! We were right about the “Apple Car,” Homebrew and Homepod get upgrades, Bezos gives up being Amazon's CEO, Microsoft is copying Apple again, and we're writing the latest bug report using a "sudo" nym! Keep those AirPods firmly in your ears, cadets ... do not confuse them for artificial tonsils!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/first-apple-car-model-designed-to-operate-without-driver-could-be-candidate-for-food-delivery-and-robotaxi
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/02/kuo-apple-car-to-use-hyundais-e-gmp-platform-gm-and-psa-eye-partnerships
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/05/apple-reportedly-in-talks-with-multiple-japanese-automakers-over-apple-car
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/apple-rumored-to-invest-36b-in-kia-to-produce-100000-apple-cars-per-year
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/02/apple-poaches-porsche-vp-of-chassis-development-for-apple-car-development
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/05/apple-pauses-apple-car-talks-with-hyundai-report-says
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/04/youtube-to-discontinue-third-gen-apple-tv-channel-in-march
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/01/apple-tv-sees-record-weekend-on-palmer-release-coda-acquisition
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/05/the-snoopy-show-promotion-takes-over-apples-website
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/ted-lasso-nominated-for-three-writers-guild-of-america-awards
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/apple-tv-picks-up-four-golden-globe-nominations-for-ted-lasso-others
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/sudo-vulnerability-in-macos-could-give-root-privileges-to-local-users
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/04/embracer-acquires-game-publisher-aspyr-promises-expansion
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/apple-maps-look-around-feature-now-available-for-portland-san-diego
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/05/homebrew-macos-utility-introduces-native-support-for-apple-silicon
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/05/state-of-apple-silicon---half-of-the-most-popular-mac-apps-still-need-rosetta
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/apple-granted-apple-card-and-apple-cash-trademarks-in-canada
    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/05/apple-dtk-credit-for-developers-increased/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/homepod-stereo-pairs-supported-in-macos-big-sur-113-beta
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/facebooks-anti-apple-campaign-uses-misleading-figures-marketers-claim
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/02/jeff-bezos-to-step-down-as-amazon-ceo-aws-chief-andy-jassy-to-fill-role-in-q3
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/06/microsoft-takes-on-keychain-with-autofill-features-on-ios-macos
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/29/many-app-store-nutrition-labels-have-false-information-report-says
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/04/google-still-hasnt-updated-its-ios-apps-while-pondering-android-privacy-controls
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/03/h-moser-cie-sends-up-apple-watch-with-30800-mechanical-clone
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/04/apple-watch-anniversary-gift-saves-runners-life
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/02/05/massachusetts-man-swallows-airpod-in-his-sleep
    https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/05/iphone-ringtones-a-capella-recreation/

    • 44 min
    SJ215: Apple's fiscal Q1, Zuckerberg's hissy fit, Chrome gets Keychain, Time to Walk, Flash, & more

    SJ215: Apple's fiscal Q1, Zuckerberg's hissy fit, Chrome gets Keychain, Time to Walk, Flash, & more

    Cap'n Mike's away, cadets, and you know what that means ... financial talk galore! Not really, but we do touch on Apple's amazeballs Q1, how wrong the pundits were (us included), Facebook's hissy fit, some interesting rumors, and the folly of Flash -- among other things!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/24/apple-updates-magsafe-support-with-medical-device-warning
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/27/apples-1114b-q1-shatters-all-time-quarterly-record
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/27/apple-raked-in-record-158b-in-services-revenue-during-q1
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/26/apple-doubled-iphone-sales-in-india-during-q4
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/28/apples-anti-tracking-privacy-feature-arrives-in-next-ios-beta-ahead-of-spring-launch
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/28/mark-zuckerberg-says-competitive-interests-drive-apples-push-for-privacy
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/28/apple-ceo-tim-cook-indirectly-calls-out-facebooks-business-model
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/28/facebook-preparing-to-take-its-fight-against-apple-to-the-courts
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/27/google-apps-to-stop-using-ad-tracker-highlighted-by-ios-14
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/27/icloud-keychain-coming-to-google-chrome-on-windows-for-the-first-time
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/29/apple-reportedly-testing-in-screen-touch-id-for-the-next-iphone
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/25/apples-dan-riccio-to-transition-to-new-role-work-on-special-project-under-tim-cook
    https://apleinsider.com/articles/21/01/26/corellium-opens-ios-device-virtualization-support-to-individual-accounts
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/27/airpods-max-could-experience-supply-constraints-until-april
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/25/apple-adds-celebrity-time-to-walk-audio-workouts-in-apple-fitness
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/25/apples-jeff-williams-and-jay-blahnik-talk-time-to-walk
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/28/apple-shipped-901m-iphones-in-q4-to-oust-samsung-as-worlds-top-smartphone-vendor-report-says
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheIphoneBlog/~3/nM3PiXDpwuk/somebody-finally-fixed-apples-worst-ever-design
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/26/review-car-and-driver-intellidash-is-a-painless-way-to-add-carplay-to-your-vehicle
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/22/officers-ping-apple-watch-to-track-down-kidnapped-woman-in-texas
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/27/apple-watch-saves-cyclist-swept-into-river
    https://boingboing.net/2021/01/24/chinese-railway-station-knocked-offline-when-flash-stops-being-supported.html

    • 55 min
    SJ214: Amazon goofs up, LG gets out, Google throws a fit, M1 Ubuntu, Apple TV+, smart perfume, more!

    SJ214: Amazon goofs up, LG gets out, Google throws a fit, M1 Ubuntu, Apple TV+, smart perfume, more!

    With CES behind us, it's time to start getting back to whatever passes for normal around the ship, cadets! William Gallagher from AppleInsider joins us to talk about LG, the AirPods Max, TV+, Paramount+, Ring and Amazon, and much more! Look sharp, cadets -- the Admiral is on the bridge!

    https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/lg-smartphone/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/21/apple-seeds-release-candidate-beta-build-of-macos-big-sur-112
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/21/apple-issues-release-candidate-betas-for-ios-144-and-ipados-144
    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/1/19/22238632/ifixit-airpod-max-teardown-repair-screws-adhesive-sony-bose-headphones
    https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/airpods-max-battery-drain-issues/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/22/data-shows-62-of-apple-tv-subscribers-are-on-a-trial-most-dont-plan-to-renew
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/22/apple-tv-original-servant-reportedly-doubles-audience-with-season-2-premiere
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/22/apple-picks-up-lessons-in-chemistry-drama-starring-brie-larson
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/22/apple-tv-review-losing-alice-a-suspenseful-sexy-thriller-from-israel
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/apple-signs-order-for-kitbag-napoleon-bonaparte-epic-starring-joaquin-phoenix
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/kuo-two-redesigned-macbook-pro-models-with-magsafe-no-touch-bar-coming-in-q3
    https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/apple/vlc-receives-major-update-to-provide-support-for-m1-macs/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/20/linux-is-now-fully-usable-on-apple-silicon-m1-macs
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/20/beats-flex-finally-arrive-in-promised-blue-and-gray-colors
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/21/ios-15-will-cut-support-for-iphone-6s-and-original-iphone-se-report-claims
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/netflix-reportedly-testing-spatial-audio-support-for-airpods-pro-airpods-max
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx87q4/parler-is-coming-back-with-some-russian-help
    https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/google-australia-search/
    https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/loon/
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/charter-abandons-petition-seeking-fcc-approval-to-impose-data-caps-in-2021/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/20/rebranded-paramount-streaming-service-launches-on-march-4
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/security-flaw-in-ring-neighbors-app-exposed-precise-location-of-users
    https://boingboing.net/2021/01/19/amazon-electric-vehicle-makes-an-unpleasant-sound.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LGtskt4YGA
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/amazon-big-five-book-publishers-sued-for-ebook-price-fixing
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/13/caldigit-usb-c-hdmi-dock-has-thunderbolt-4-and-94w-pd-charging
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/12/ninu-perfume-offers-on-demand-scents-customized-by-your-iphone

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SJ213: CES roundup, rules are rules, rumors, Samsung stuff, Belkin recall, Magsafe, and reader mail!

    SJ213: CES roundup, rules are rules, rumors, Samsung stuff, Belkin recall, Magsafe, and reader mail!

    CES had a lot of products to flog as usual, cadets, but being on video only and in linear order, plus you had to BYOB? Not the same. We round up our best and worst and mention a few Apple-specific things, Cook talks Parler (et al), Samsung ditches included stuff while bringing out separate new stuff, and we dig into a little bit of reader mail!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/13/tim-cook-says-parler-can-return-after-complying-with-terms-of-service
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/apple-app-store-google-play-boot-social-media-app-wimkin-over-user-calls-for-violence
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/apple-ceo-tim-cook-to-talk-parler-removal-free-speech-on-fox-news
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/13/apple-amps-up-racial-equality-and-justice-initiate-efforts-with-new-project
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/apple-drops-exclusion-list-which-allowed-its-own-apps-to-bypass-firewalls
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/apple-working-on-redesigned-imac-two-mac-pros-cheaper-display-for-2021
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/apple-considering-premium-podcast-service-to-compete-with-amazon-spotify
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/apple-rumored-to-deliver-apple-music-and-podcasts-apps-to-microsoft-store
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/15/apple-extends-existing-apple-tv-free-trials-for-a-second-time
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/apple-tv-movie-cherry-gets-dramatic-first-trailer-release-dates
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/11/apple-tv-scores-rights-to-andy-samberg-ben-stiller-sci-fi-comedy-series
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/12/att-merging-tv-and-tv-now-into-a-single-non-contract-service
    https://www.cultofmac.com/732502/samsung-galaxy-s21-will-ditch-power-adapters-just-like-iphone-12/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/11/intel-unveiles-new-alder-lake-chips-that-emulate-apples-arm-designs
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/13/belkin-recalls-wireless-charger-sold-by-apple-because-of-fire-shock-risks
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/samsung-launches-200-galaxy-buds-pro-with-improved-audio-and-anc
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/13/samsung-inadvertently-uses-iphone-to-tweet-galaxy-unpacked-promo
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/denon-home-sound-bar-550-has-dolby-atmos-and-airplay-2-support
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/13/qualcomm-acquires-nuvia-chip-firm-for-14-billion
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/14/scosche-magsafe-magicmount-series-brings-magsafe-charging-to-your-car
    https://gizmodo.com/the-best-gadgets-of-ces-2021-and-the-weirdest-ones-too-1846065283

    • 43 min

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47 Ratings

Marcus 96 ,

Love space javelin

Charles and Mike do a great job of reviewing the weekly tech news and keeping it funny.

Pbrutto ,

Fun show

Very informative like the AppleInsider Podcast, with delightfully raunchy verbiage to boot! I like the alternative take on the traditional podcast, keeps its very fun without being short on the details. Makes the start of my week very fun!

thannon88 ,

Excellent news recap with great technical content

I look forward to hearing your weekly tech news recap. It's got enough context and technical depth. It's also entertaining. Good up the great work.

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