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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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    • 4.8, 43 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.

    SJ189: Dub-Dub deets, TikTok gets caught, Microsoft gives up, COVID closures, & Skylake is to blame!

    SJ189: Dub-Dub deets, TikTok gets caught, Microsoft gives up, COVID closures, & Skylake is to blame!

    The big keynote we covered last week had a lot of big changes, cadets, but the devil is in the details ... so Cap'ns Mike and Charles go spelunking through the sessions to dig out little nuggets of future gold (or fool's gold) ahead of the public betas and our annual Canada Day/July 4th week holiday! We'll be back on July 13th, so have a blast and wear your astro-masks!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/25/apples-federighi-and-joswiak-discuss-apple-silicon-ios-14-big-sur-and-more
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/25/apple-says-its-listening-to-developers-about-app-store-disputes
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/24/apple-silicon-macs-ditch-startup-key-combos-alter-target-disk-mode
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/27/apfs-changes-affect-time-machine-in-macos-big-sur-encrypted-drives-in-ios-14
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/26/apples-arkit-4-anchors-3d-reality-into-real-world-maps-locations
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/25/safari-will-soon-support-web-extensions-from-other-browsers
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/24/new-safari-api-enables-face-id-and-touch-id-authentication-for-websites
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/24/apple-revamps-game-center-controller-support-in-ios-14-tvos-14-macos-big-sur
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/26/shortcuts-can-run-locally-on-apple-watch-in-watchos-7
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/25/new-ios-14-feature-prompts-tiktok-to-end-clipboard-snooping
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/24/apple-makes-idfa-opt-in-on-app-by-app-basis-in-ios-14
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/26/iphone-12-pro-lineup-predicted-to-have-120hz-promotion-display
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/24/apple-closing-seven-apple-stores-in-texas-due-to-covid-19-spikes
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/24/apple-acquires-device-management-firm-fleetsmith
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/26/fleetsmith-loses-third-party-app-support-following-apple-acquisition
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/26/microsoft-is-closing-all-of-its-retail-stores-permanently
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/24/intel-skylake-chip-issues-reportedly-tipping-point-in-apples-silicon-switch

    • 37 min
    SJ188: WWDC news & analysis, Hey gets a "ya," other news, Back to School, a special guest, and more!

    SJ188: WWDC news & analysis, Hey gets a "ya," other news, Back to School, a special guest, and more!

    Well, we made you wait an extra day, cadets, but the Mothership's second-biggest event of the year happened on Monday, and there was so much beyond the big announcements to talk about that not only did we have to pull in a guest commentator, but we ended up with a bumper edition of your trusty space-podcast! Mike and Charles start off with the lowdown on the virtual WWDC, and the good ship CFAX again loaned us Alan Perry to help Charles tackle the "regular" news!

    https://www.macrumors.com/2020/06/22/everything-apple-announced-wwdc-2020/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/15/apple-adds-radeon-5600m-16-inch-macbook-pro-mac-pro-ssd-upgrade-kids
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/ios-13-now-installed-on-81-of-all-compatible-iphones
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/apple-closing-11-retail-locations-amid-new-covid-19-spike-in-us
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/apple-and-google-pressured-to-block-unofficial-contact-tracing-apps
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/germany-launches-coronavirus-tracing-app-using-applegoogle-system
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/apple-says-it-wasnt-told-about-uk-contact-tracing-app-issues-plans
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/apple-pressures-email-app-hey-to-integrate-in-app-purchase-option
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/20/app-store-policy-and-developer-fee-drama-wont-change-apples-ways-at-all
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/european-commission-launches-antitrust-probes-over-apples-app-store-and-apple-pay
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/microsoft-president-calling-for-antitrust-review-of-apple-app-store
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/15/redesigned-imac-icon-discovered-in-alleged-ios-14-build
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/15/apple-back-to-school-promotion-offer-free-airpods-with-mac-ipad-orde
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/15/apple-adds-radeon-5600m-16-inch-macbook-pro-mac-pro-ssd-upgrade-kids
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/ios-13-now-installed-on-81-of-all-compatible-iphones
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/apple-closing-11-retail-locations-amid-new-covid-19-spike-in-us
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/apple-and-google-pressured-to-block-unofficial-contact-tracing-apps
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/germany-launches-coronavirus-tracing-app-using-applegoogle-system
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/apple-says-it-wasnt-told-about-uk-contact-tracing-app-issues-plans
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/apple-pressures-email-app-hey-to-integrate-in-app-purchase-option
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/20/app-store-policy-and-developer-fee-drama-wont-change-apples-ways-at-all
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/european-commission-launches-antitrust-probes-over-apples-app-store-and-apple-pay
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/microsoft-president-calling-for-antitrust-review-of-apple-app-store
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/17/zoom-backtracks-says-end-to-end-encryption-will-be-able-to-all-users
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/17/cias-woefully-lax-security-allowed-the-vault-7-data-breach
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/16/sonos-move-software-update-grants-hour-of-battery-life-now-available-in-lunar-white
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/14/opencore-computer-attempts-sale-of-hackintosh-systems
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/apple-watch-fall-detection-helps-save-92-year-old-farmer-who-fell-twenty-one-feet
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/19/apple-makes-the-banker-free-until-end-of-june-amid-juneteeth-celebration

    • 1 hr 10 min
    SJ187: WWDC guesses, AAPL@$1.5T, tech catfights, Tom Hanks, a perfectly priceless lawsuit, and more

    SJ187: WWDC guesses, AAPL@$1.5T, tech catfights, Tom Hanks, a perfectly priceless lawsuit, and more

    We swear, the mentality of some people get us down sometimes, cadets, but silly WWDC season is upon us, and thus we must phaser our way through leaks and predictions, a new Sonos spat, beetle-brained analysts, nefarious story-stealers, and pundits and miner49ers alike all up in ARM(s) about next week. All this and some homework, cadets, so get your WWDC bingo card ready -- the future is coming right for us at warp speed!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/08/apple-sued-for-2-priceless-trillion-following-2018-iphone-repair
    https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/09/arm-mac-shift-said-to-be-announced-at-2020-wwdc
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/09/how-arm-has-already-saved-apple---twice
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/apple-leaker-suggests-12-inch-macbook-refresh-could-be-first-arm-mac
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/01/intels-xeon-nuc-9-pro-kit-is-what-we-want-to-see-in-a-mac-pro-mini
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/23-inch-imac-108-inch-ipad-air-new-ipad-mini-coming-in-second-half-of-2020
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/apple-rumored-to-bring-magic-keyboard-to-more-ipads
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/09/imac-with-ipad-pro-design-language-plus-t2-chip-could-debut-at-wwdc
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/09/tsmc-on-schedule-for-3nm-apple-a16-iphone-and-ipad-chip-in-2022
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/apple-reopening-32-uk-apple-stores-on-june-15
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/apple-store-in-scotland-renamed-amid-worldwide-protests-for-racial-equality
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/apple-details-international-expansion-of-apple-maps-transit-and-look-around-feature
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/11/apple-tv-film-greyhound-to-premiere-on-july-10
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/apple-shares-dads-trailer-debuts-on-apple-tv-on-june-19
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/apple-releases-teaser-for-apple-tv-original-little-voice
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/09/apple-to-launch-in-store-mac-trade-in-program-in-us-canada
    https://www.macrumors.com/2020/06/12/deals-homepod-returns-to-199/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/google-countersues-sonos-claims-infringement-of-five-of-its-patents
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/12/warnermedia-retiring-hbo-go-rebranding-hbo-now-to-just-hbo
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/31/apple-doubles-memory-upgrade-cost-for-entry-level-13-inch-macbook-pro
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/03/analyst-demands-250-apple-watch----but-there-already-is-one
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/08/apple-should-buy-search-engine-duckduckgo-to-limit-reliance-on-google-analyst-says
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-_WXXVye3Y
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/11/apple-announces-100-million-racial-equity-and-justice-initiative

    • 53 min
    SJ186: Pride in spaaace, Samsung & Google & Bloomberg fails, Inc spills, sweet deals, and … bundles?

    SJ186: Pride in spaaace, Samsung & Google & Bloomberg fails, Inc spills, sweet deals, and … bundles?

    Welcome to a weird episode -- even by our standards, cadets! Cap'n Mike had to deal with some lower-deck nonsense, leaving Cap'n Charles to handle the second half of the show alone! That said, they bring you (as usual) all the news you need to know from the world of tech ... with few tips on how to deal with planet Earth these days. Topics include some great t-shirts, tv shows, and movies to celebrate pride, tackle racism, and give us all hope -- along with a Norwegian repair saga, and an actual Mac vs PC fair comparison (try not to faint). All this and much more, so wear your colors and strut your stuff ... they're letting you out of class early!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/04/tim-cook-speaks-out-about-racism-and-injustice
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/03/dont-buy-a-looted-iphone-it-will-never-work
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/06/government-filings-suggest-apple-ready-to-launch-apple-watch-ecg-feature-in-brazil-and-japan
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/06/apple-stores-in-uae-to-reopen-on-june-8
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/01/hong-kongs-octopus-card-now-supports-apple-pay
    https://www.macrumors.com/2020/06/03/apple-maps-vehicles-belgium-netherlands/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/04/repair-shop-loses-legal-battle-with-apple-over-counterfeit-iphone-screen-import
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/03/australian-hacker-fined-for-leaking-apple-employee-details-online
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/04/apple-enforces-new-covid-19-safety-protocols-offers-testing-as-employees-return-to-apple-park
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/14/apple-sources-rebut-claims-staff-are-being-rushed-back-to-work
    https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/battle-of-13-inch-power-laptops-dell-xps-13-vs-2020-macbook-pro.html
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/05/apple-announces-open-source-project-for-password-manager-developers
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/03/security-researchers-warn-of-scam-vpn-apps-on-ios
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/03/apple-walgreens-partner-on-50-apple-card-sign-up-promotion
    https://www.macrumors.com/2020/06/04/apple-pay-burger-king-promo/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/01/apple-card-payment-deferment-program-extended-through-jun
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/06/apple-card-installment-plan-for-macs-homepods-arriving-within-weeks
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/04/apple-still-mulling-services-bundle-ios-1355-code-suggests
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/02/ios-14-could-bring-built-in-translator-apple-pencil-support-to-safari
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/31/doubts-raised-over-iphone-13-quad-camera-rumor
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/04/apple-reportedly-poaches-amazon-exec-to-head-sports-for-apple-tv
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/04/apple-tv-predicted-to-hit-100-million-subscribers-by-2025
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/03/google-improves-support-for-physical-security-keys-on-ios
    https://www.macrumors.com/2020/06/06/gmail-app-ios-dark-mode-rollout-complete/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/03/google-sued-in-5-billion-class-action-lawsuit-for-tracking-private-internet-use
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/04/warrant-issued-for-ex-chief-of-samsung-for-market-manipulation-and-fraud
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/05/apple-watch-fall-detection-credited-with-saving-unresponsive-arizona-man
    https://www.imore.com/best-apple-themed-pride-shirt
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/05/best-itunes-movie-deals-to-start-off-pride-month
    https://tv.apple.com/us/show/visible-out-on-television/umc.cmc.1zkna505r4jre6fh7mjcncio0

    • 35 min
    SJ185: Apple stores, jailbreaks, bugs, Beats, HBOMax, Synology, Moshi, Cadet Corner, & Fraggle Rock!

    SJ185: Apple stores, jailbreaks, bugs, Beats, HBOMax, Synology, Moshi, Cadet Corner, & Fraggle Rock!

    This week is action packed with bug squashing, legal fails, summer colors, jailbreaks, stores re-opening (with a twist), another streaming service, some hot gear, some cool Apple TV+ news, and a cadet's question answered by special guest brain William Gallagher! Surf's up, cadets, but keep an eye out for SpaceX's Falcon 9 -- we don't want them colliding with the Space Tesla, now do we?

    And speaking of cadet requests, here's links to the stories covered this week!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/26/apple-will-reopen-up-to-100-us-stores-this-week
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/25/heres-where-apple-stores-have-reopened-around-the-world
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/24/hackers-release-unc0ver-50-jailbreak-tool-that-works-on-ios-135
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/26/apple-confirms-it-has-fixed-widespread-no-longer-shared-ios-bug
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/30/some-105-inch-ipad-pro-users-stuck-in-reboot-loop-after-ipados-1341-update
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/30/apple-fails-to-appeal-10m-euro-iphone-battery-slowdown-fine-in-italy
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/26/iphone-11-eclipses-iphone-xr-as-the-worlds-most-popular-smartphone
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/25/rumor-iphone-12-to-integrate-lightning-over-usb-c-port-less-iphone-coming-in-2021
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/29/lg-reportedly-ramping-up-ipad-display-panel-manufacturing-to-meet-demand-surge
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/27/apple-continues-india-expansion-with-custom-build-to-order-mac-availability
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/29/beats-announces-four-new-bright-powerbeats-pro-colors-coming-june-9
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/23/messages-for-macos-1016-could-be-catalyst-conversion-of-ios-app
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/26/apple-orders-fraggle-rock-reboot-for-apple-tv-buys-streaming-rights-to-back-catalog
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/29/judge-tosses-copyright-suit-against-apple-and-m-night-shyamalan
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/28/apple-lands-hedy-lamarr-tv-series-starring-gal-gadot
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/27/youtube-kids-is-now-on-apple-tv
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/27/watch-quibi-streaming-videos-on-airplay-supported-tvs
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/26/apple-pro-display-xdr-wins-display-of-the-year-award
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/30/zoom-plans-encryption-upgrade-just-for-paid-users
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/26/switzerland-first-to-launch-contact-tracing-app-based-on-apple-google-api
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/27/hbo-max-launches-on-iphone-ipad-and-apple-tv
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/23/ex-apple-designer-targets-homepod-with-syng-cell-speaker-startup
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/27/samsung-unveils-apple-card-competitor-dubbed-samsung-money-by-sofi
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/28/apple-card-data-export-options-now-include-quicken-and-quickbooks-file-formats
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/28/appeals-court-dismisses-lawsuit-alleging-apple-others-suppress-political-content
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/27/add-three-internal-drives-to-the-mac-pro-with-the-sonnet-fusion-flex-j3i
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/25/review-synology-ds-1618-network-attached-storage-device-is-the-best-kind-of-overkill-for-most
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/27/review-output-4k-hdr-and-charge-your-ipad-pro-with-moshis-new-usb-c-adapter
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/25/review-hybriddrive-usb-c-portable-dock-mitigates-sometimes-tight-storage-on-a-macbook-pro
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/26/pablo-escobars-brother-sues-apple-for-26b-alleges-lax-iphone-security

    • 51 min
    SJ184: COVID detectors, Apple Glass, 5G, the iPhone SE vs Android, HBO Go-ing, privacy wars, & more

    SJ184: COVID detectors, Apple Glass, 5G, the iPhone SE vs Android, HBO Go-ing, privacy wars, & more

    Per listener request, we're going to try to include links to some of the news we cover to provide for further reading -- since we've all got more time off-duty than we did before! Get comfy, cadets ... we cram more stories per (not quite) hour than an Evelyn Wood Speed-Reading Class!

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/18/apple-reopening-25-us-apple-stores-12-in-canada
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/18/covid-19-sensor-could-bring-daily-testing-to-iphones
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/22/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-wants-to-partner-with-apple-on-new-projects
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/20/apple-releases-ios-1247-ios-135-ipados-135-tvos-1345-updates, https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/22/apparent-ios-family-sharing-bug-causes-apps-to-crash
    https://www.macworld.com/article/3544026/iphone-se-vs-galaxy-s20-ultra-pixel-4-xl-oneplus-7t-design-display-performance-camera.html
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/19/apple-glass-details-leaked-will-cost-499-and-work-with-prescriptions
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/20/claris-launches-the-last-ever-annual-filemaker-pro-release
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/22/apple-tv-kids-shows-nominated-for-17-daytime-emmy-awards, https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/22/mythic-quest-cast-and-crew-raised-600k-for-mercy-corps-covid-19-relief-fund, https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/19/apple-tv-talks-with-studios-may-introduce-back-catalog-of-content, https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/21/apple-debuts-official-trailer-for-apple-tv-interview-series-dear
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/21/apples-schoolwork-20-app-is-coming-soon-with-distance-learning-focus
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/21/students-failing-college-ap-test-due-to-unsupported-heic-iphone-photo-format
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/17/hbo-now-not-available-on-2nd-3rd-generation-apple-tvs
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/20/iphone-12-predicted-to-ship-without-earpods-will-boost-airpods-sales
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-issues-out-of-band-patch-to-fix-remote-code-execution-flaw-in-animation-software/, https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/19/adobe-announces-updates-to-fresco-and-photoshop-on-the-ipad, https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/19/adobe-creative-cloud-video-suite-gets-major-performance-and-efficiency-updates
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/20/us-senators-raise-serious-questions-about-12b-tsmc-facility
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/22/apple-other-tech-companies-condemn-warrantless-browser-searches, https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/22/judge-rules-that-viewing-an-iphone-lock-screen-qualifies-a-a-search
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/20/ad-review-panel-tells-att-to-stop-using-misleading-5g-evolution-claims
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/20/verizon-enables-5g-uploads-30-speed-increase-over-4g
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/19/the-fbis-iphone-encryption-backdoor-demand-is-unsafe-and-now-unwarranted
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/18/france-proceeding-with-digital-tax-regardless-of-international-reform-efforts
    https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/facebook-9-million-penality/
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/05/18/review-logitechs-circle-view-is-the-homekit-camera-we-needed
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/19/21262517/samsung-t7-usb-c-nvme-portable-ssd-speed-t5-comparison-price
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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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