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Hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis talk with guests about the latest tech trends and news.

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Hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis talk with guests about the latest tech trends and news.

    Apple Silicon Macs with M1 chips: Worth the wait?

    Apple Silicon Macs with M1 chips: Worth the wait?

    Apple announced its new and long-awaited Mac lineup at its “One More Thing” event on Tuesday. These new Macs, powered by the new M1 processor, are the first Macs released after Apple announced it would shift away from Intel chips. But, were they worth the wait? Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld senior writer Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss the most impressive features of the new Macs, whether or not they’re waiting for future releases to purchase and why Apple’s move to its own silicon is such a seismic shift.

    • 24 min
    iPhone 12 review, Apple earnings call insight

    iPhone 12 review, Apple earnings call insight

    The first batch of iPhone 12s have arrived in the hands of our two Apple experts. Macworld senior writer Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss first thoughts on the iPhone 12, whether to buy an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro and how many Apple expects to sell. Plus, Mike sheds light on Apple’s Q4 earnings call and when the next Apple event (and the release of the first Apple Silicon Mac) will be held.

    • 20 min
    What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G

    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.

    • 18 min
    Apple’s 'Hi, Speed' event preview: New 5G iPhone 12

    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. 

    • 25 min
    What the Pixel 5 means for Google’s smartphone strategy

    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.

    • 23 min
    Coronavirus pandemic amplifies internet access and digital divide

    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.

    • 19 min

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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.

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