Hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis talk with guests about the latest tech trends and news.
What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G
By now, you’ve probably heard that Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will have 5G capabilities. And you have also probably heard us discuss how 5G speeds are still only available in some parts of the country with some carriers. Apple will almost certainly sell millions of iPhone 12s. With millions of new 5G users, will carriers accelerate the rate of 5G deployment? And when can consumers expect to get the most out of 5G speeds? Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld senior writer Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss how the iPhone 12 may or may not change the 5G landscape and who exactly can take advantage of these new speeds.
Apple’s 'Hi, Speed' event preview: New 5G iPhone 12
Apple announced its second fall event for Tuesday, October 13. Expect to see the new additions to the iPhone lineup, including the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld writer Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss features of the new iPhone 12, whether or not users will be able to access 5G speeds and what other products may be announced at the Hi, Speed event.
What the Pixel 5 means for Google’s smartphone strategy
Google recently announced its latest addition to its smartphone lineup, the Pixel 5. It comes with a lower price tag than previous Pixel phones and a new Google smartphone strategy. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld and PCWorld senior writer Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss strategy, how it compares to Apple’s and Samsung’s strategies and what it means for the future of the Pixel and the smartphone landscape as a whole.
Coronavirus pandemic amplifies internet access and digital divide
As some people continue to work and learn from home six months into the coronavirus pandemic, reliable and fast internet access is as important as ever. But in rural communities without access to broadband, or for those who simply can’t afford it, the shift to doing everything from home becomes even more complicated. While the lack of internet access among rural or lower-income communities isn’t a new problem, it’s especially apparent now. It’s a challenge for IT departments as they support employees without reliable internet. And it’s a talent problem--while remote work policies can expand a talent pool, it’s difficult to recruit and employ a candidate with slow internet. Businesses, ISPs, future technology and government can all play a role in assisting these communities. Zeus Kerravala, founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research joins Juliet to discuss what options are available for people without reliable internet access, how enterprises can help and how promising technology like 5G will play a role.
Apple’s Time Flies event recap; iPad Air vs iPad Pro
Apple released two new Apple Watches, new generations of the iPad and iPad Air and new subscription services and plans at its Time Flies event on September 15. Macworld senior writer Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss highlights and how new releases compare to previous generations. Plus, is the iPad Air as good as the iPad Pro for enterprise use? And when can you expect to see the iPhone 12 and new MacBook events? Let us know your thoughts about Apple One, the new Apple Watch SE and Series 6 and new iPads in the comments below.
Apple’s September 15 event: Why Apple may host multiple events
Apple’s September event may look a bit different this year, but the (virtual) show will still go on. Expect to see the new Apple Watch Series 6 and updated iPad Air at the September 15 “Time Flies” event. Rumors suggest that Apple will not announce the upcoming 5G iPhone 12 at this event and opt for an event later this fall. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld senior writer Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss why Apple may host multiple events this fall and what product launches to expect when.
Check out Mike’s latest article about the September 15th event: https://www.macworld.com/article/3574449/if-new-iphones-arent-coming-at-the-annual-iphone-event-what-will-apple-release.html
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Bordering on Recklessness
I just listened to the first and last episode of this podcast, the one about FIDO security and a possible password-less future. The description of Zero Trust was inaccurate to put it mildly. But, the real problem was the core subject of passwords being replaced with biometrics. They did not discuss any of the problems with biometrics, like the fact that they cannot be changed or revoked like passwords can. They did not mention the risks of using SMS for 2FA due to SIM swap attacks, or the extreme measures some have suffered where criminals have cut off fingers to sign in to victims’ accounts. Hey, how about at least suggesting a password manager solution for the time being. These people know not of what they speak. Do not trust them.