Hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis talk with guests about the latest tech trends and news.
What iOS 15 means for the future of the iPhone
Apple will not force users to upgrade to iOS 15, instead offering iPhone users two options: upgrade to iOS 15, or stick with iOS 14 and continue to receive security updates. At the same time, some new iOS 15 features could position Apple for success even after the iPhone becomes irrelevant. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss a potential iOS update bifurcation and why some of the new iOS 15 features could ensure Apple's continued success for years to come. If you have any questions about iOS 15 or the iPhone, let us know in the comments and we'll respond during the live broadcast.
WWDC 2021 recap: iPadOS overview, enterprise improvements and unnannounced iOS 15 features
Apple announced updates to its operating systems, including iOS, iPadOS and macOS at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. iPadOS has new productivity features, but do the updates justify the company's decision to put an M1 chip in the iPad Pro? And although Apple previewed macOS Monterey, a Mac hardware announcement was noticeably absent. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon join Juliet to recap WWDC, answering viewer questions and discussing enterprise improvements and unannounced new iOS 15 features.
WWDC software preview: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 and more
Apple's annual developer conference, WWDC, kicks off on June 7. At its opening keynote, Apple executives including Tim Cook and Craig Federighi will announce updates to its operating systems, including iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss what changes they expect to see across Apple's operating systems, plus some of their wish list items. If you have a question about WWDC software updates, let us know in the live chat. We'll respond during the live broadcast.
Upcoming Mac launches and WWDC hardware preview
Apple's annual developer conference, WWDC, will take place June 7-11. While software is the main focus of the event, rumors suggest Apple may announce new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple may also announce that updates to other Macs, like the Mac Pro and Mac mini, are coming soon. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss possible WWDC hardware announcements and release dates for future Macs.
When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines
When the newest version of a phone, tablet and/or laptop launches, the idea of upgrading a personal device can feel enticing. For IT teams, keeping employee devices up-to-date means upgrading strategically and adhering to planned upgrade cycles. Upgrading too often gets expensive, while upgrading too infrequently can mean using slower or even less secure devices. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis, Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld managing editor for features, Valerie Potter, join Juliet to discuss how to decide when to upgrade your personal and professional devices and what to consider before you buy.
M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks
Early benchmarks suggest that the soon-to-be-shipped M1 iPad Pro is much faster than the previous generation iPad Pro, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 processor. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss the benchmark results, whether or not it's worth it to ditch your MacBook Pro for an iPad and the enterprise use case for an M1 iPad Pro. If you have any questions about the M1 iPad Pro and its performance, leave a comment and we'll do our best to answer during the livestream.
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.