100 episodes

A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

The Mac & Forth Show Mac & Forth

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

    Slightly Bluer Is The New Black

    Slightly Bluer Is The New Black

    In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Steve, and Karl dive into the world of Apple. First up, the gang marvels at the Apple Vision Pro's grand debut in the UK, Australia, and beyond – brace yourselves, folks! Then, they clear the air on a juicy rumour: Apple’s AI wasn’t trained on a sneaky binge of stolen YouTube videos. The team also ponders the UK's new probe into the potential pitfalls of using Apple Wallet and its frenemies. In a twist that’s more dramatic than a soap opera, they dissect AliveCor’s latest defeat in the Apple Watch ECG patent saga. And to wrap things up, they bid farewell to Space Grey on the HomePod mini and welcome the sleek new Midnight colour. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode!
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    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ring Wars?

    Ring Wars?

    In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Steve, and Karl discuss the latest tech headlines making waves. First up, they explore the news that Apple is likely not joining OpenAI's board, unravelling what this means for the tech giant's AI ambitions. Next, they delve into why Microsoft employees in China are now required to use iPhones. The hosts then shift their focus to the HomePod’s sound recognition feature, adding a critical layer of safety for users. They also examine Samsung’s new Galaxy Ring and what it might mean for Apple’s rumoured smart ring. Finally, the team looks ahead at Apple’s ambitious camera upgrades planned for future iPhone models, all the way through to the iPhone 19 Pro. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
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    We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya?
    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Vintage

    Vintage

    In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Dean, Steve, and Karl discuss the European Union's clash with Apple over the withholding of its AI technology from the region. They also delve into the recent move by Phil Schiller to become an observer on OpenAI's board. The hosts cover the unsettling discovery that the ChatGPT for Mac app was logging user queries in an unencrypted file, shedding light on privacy concerns. Additionally, they tackle the recent hack of Authy, which resulted in the theft of 33 million user phone numbers, and discuss the security ramifications. Lastly, the team reviews Apple's latest additions to its vintage products list, including the iPhone X, HomePod, and AirPods, reflecting on their impact and legacy. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
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    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Lonesome

    Lonesome

    In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Karl is hosting solo, so be warned! He delves into Apple's recent move to expand its iPhone and Mac self-service repair program across Europe, offering more customers the chance to fix their own devices. Karl also explores why Apple Intelligence and iPhone mirroring features are not making their way to the EU, thanks to the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The discussion continues with a look at some of the standout new tricks and power features in the Files app for iPadOS and iOS 18, and he imagines the possibilities of downloading larger apps and games in iOS 18 and tvOS 18. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya?
    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 49 min
    Apple Intelligence

    Apple Intelligence

    This week, Dean, Steve, and Karl are joined by the legendary GazMaz from the mighty MyMac Podcast. Together, they dive into the recent announcements from WWDC 2024, exploring the latest innovations and updates from Apple. The spotlight is on the new Apple Intelligence, a breakthrough in AI technology that promises to redefine the user experience. Will it finally overshadow the long-standing disappointments of SIRI? Tune in as the hosts dissect these developments and what they mean for the future of Apple products. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya?
    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
    Subscribe to us on: 
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 9 min
    WWDC 2024 Preview

    WWDC 2024 Preview

    In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Dean, Steve, and Karl are joined by Steve Durbin from GeeksCorner to discuss their expectations and hopes for WWDC 2024. As always, this is an exciting time of year for Apple fans, filled with anticipation over what Tim Cook might unveil. The team shares their predictions and speculates on potential announcements, from software updates to new hardware, or lack of it. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.
    CONTACT THE SHOW:
    We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya?
    The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page.
    This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.
     
    Subscribe to us on: 
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    Theme Music: Russ Clewett

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

MacParrot ,

I keep at least one eye on this podcast

Well I only HAVE one eye so it’s not that hard. Karl and company speak about a lot of things and I can usually understand what they say. I’ll write another review when they start to speak proper English!

MacinSteve ,

Great Balance

I really love this podcast. It is a great balance of opinion, fact, and humor. The host and guests are informed and respectful yet have intelligent opinions that they share. I recommend this podcast for any Apple/Mac/iOS fan that would like to keep up with the latest news and trends.

Blodwyn-pdx ,

A real good listen

As a Brit who’s lived in the USA for the last 25 years, it’s great to listen to some good old British banter. Highly recommended. Also, no part of this review was written by ChatGPT 😊

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