MacBreak Weekly (MP3)

MacBreak Weekly (MP3)

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Get the latest Apple news and views from the top names in Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad journalism. Records live at https://twit.tv/live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

Episodes

MBW 536: Tatooine to Hoth  

US Supreme Court throws out damage award in Apple vs Samsung case. AirPort rated highest in customer satisfaction; Apple stops development. How to stop iCloud Calendar spam Users reporting problems with MacBook Pro. What would it take to make a truly great Mac Pro? Apple Watch sales are setting records, but they are just a tiny share of the wearables market.

Rene's Pick: Hour of Code and Product (RED)Andy's Pick: FlightGear Flight SimulatorGuest panelist Adam Christianson's pick: Bloxels Game Builder Kit

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Adam Christianson

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MBW 535: Scratching the Surface  

The next iPad might have a tiny bezel and no home button. The next iPhone might have a curved OLED screen. The next Apple campus might be ready this spring. And the next Mac might run on ARM, but it probably won't.

Alex's pick: SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive for Type-C Ready Smartphones and TabletsAndy's Pick: The Flying Karamozov BrothersRene's Pick: Apple Watch Series 1Leo's Pick: A practical guide to securing macOS (on GitHub)

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 534: Thank You, Sal  

Apple stops developing wireless routers. Playing Doom on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar. The MacBook Pro is neither repairable nor recyclable. Why the MacBook Pro can only have 16gb of RAM. Sal Soghoian leaves Apple as his position is eliminated. Jony Ive designs a Christmas tree.

Rene's pick: The iMore 2016 Gift GuideAndy's pick: Sal Soghoian's Apple automation sites Leo's picks: iTerm2 and Homebrew

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 533: Crusty Rolls  

Rene has his review of the new 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Rumors say AirPods might come out this week. Apple is working on Augmented reality - is this the future? Apple's new $300 coffee book focuses on the Jobs-Ive collaboration.

Leo's Pick: Touché lets you test drive the TouchBarRene's Pick: Toms bands for Apple WatchAndy's Pick: Blue Raspberry Microphone

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 532: XP Halitosis  

Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie argue over whether the new MacBook Pro is "Pro" enough. Should you build a Hackintosh? AirPods get delayed - no word on for how long. Is a "Jet White" iPhone on the way? A leaked email shows Steve Jobs' plans for Apple after his death.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 531: The Land of Ghost and Winds  

With the new MacBook Pro, Apple has angered power users. Why a Touch Bar instead of a touchscreen? Why only USB-C ports? Why only 16gb of RAM? Why no new Mac Pro desktop? And with its new Surface Studio, why does Microsoft now seem more innovative than Apple? We convene an extra-large panel to discuss these issues and more.

Andy hates the new keyboard Alex hates the loss of MagSafeRene explains why Apple could only legally put in 16gb of RAMLeo has a solution: Hackintosh

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Adam Engst

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MBW 530: Heterogeneous Ear Holes  

Final predictions for Apple's "hello again" event this Thursday: New MacBooks and Macbook Pros - complete with a just-leaked photo of the new OLED function strip. Magic Strip? Magic Bar? Apple's Q4 earnings beat Wall Street estimates, Apple sues over counterfeit chargers sold on Amazon, and happy 15th birthday, iPod!

iOS 10.1 is out. Rene thinks the new Portrait mode is flawed, but wonderfully so.The 32gb iPhone 7 has slower memory, but that doesn't matter. What might matter is the inferior Intel modem in the AT&T and T-Mobile version.Leo has the ultimate Christmas gift for the ham lover in your life.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 529: Sentient Mechanical Octopus  

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko

Guests: Jim Dalrymple and Aaron Hillegass

Tim Cook prefers AR over VR, and says it is a more "broad-based technology" that encourages human contact. Siri is falling behind Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, and the Amazon Echo, but Apple just hired an AI expert from Carnegie Mellon to help close the gap. Rumor says that Apple is no longer going to do that thing that rumors said it was going to do - is the Titan car project dead before it is even confirmed? 

•As the end of October approaches, is Apple still going to hold a MacBook event this month? Jim Dalrymple says he thinks so.
•How is Swift 3 different? Aaron Hillegass from Big Nerd Ranch explains.
•Want a simple, effective HDR post-processing tool that will make your Nexus 5 photos look like they were taken with an iPhone 7? Andy recommends Aurora HDR 2017.

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MBW 528: The Passive-Aggressive Update  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

After fires, recalls, replacements, and fires from replacements, Samsung has finally thrown in the towel and discontinued the Galaxy Note 7. Is the Note brand permanently damaged? In other Samsung news, the US Supreme Court hears arguments in one Apple vs Samsung case, and a US Court of Appeals has reinstated Apple's $120 million win over Samsung in another. Samsung's response? Copy the cylindrical Mac Pro. In non-Samsung news, the tea leaves point to Apple holding an event in late October to announce... something? And iOS app developers are up in arms over Apple kicking Dash off the App Store.

•Rene would jump at the chance to buy a Samsung Note 8, thinking that it will be the safest phone ever made.
•Our panelists wish list for an October event - a new MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and why not a new AirPort Extreme?
•The he said, she said between Apple and the developer of Dash has everyone confused.

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MBW 527: Double Sticker Probation  

Hosts: Jason Snell, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Rumors abound about a possible Macbook announcement event later this month, new iPad Pros next spring, and an OLED screen for the next iPhone. In the real world, Apple is opening new facilities around the globe. Also, macOS Sierra is out this week, and the most popular sticker pack for iMessage gets called into the Dean's office.

•What can we expect from Apple's new Macbooks and iPads? Our panel has a wishlist.
•macOS Sierra is out, and Rene Ritchie has the easiest way to install it.
•Apple pulls the #1 paid iMessages sticker pack, denouncing "prank" apps.
•Apple is building new facilities in London, Denmark, and China, and the Lights are finally on at their new Cupertino campus.
•Google Home was launched today - where is the Siri Speaker?

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MBW 526: How Jony Ive Butters His Toast  

Hosts: Andy Ihnatko and Rene Ritchie

Guests: Jim Dalrymple and Kelly Guimont

A prank video has some gullible users drilling holes in their iPhone 7, Apple Music gears up for it's "second act," and the founder of App Camp for Girls talks about Swift Playgrounds.

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MBW 525: Unleash Sticker Fury  

Hosts: Rene Ritchie, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are out in the wild - leading to both praise and complaints about hissing, the home button, and Lightning headphones. MacOS Sierra officially released today with a host of improvements, especially for iPhone and Apple Watch owners. Also, Apple responds to criticism about its perceived lack of diversity.

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MBW 524: The Snorlax Is a Lie  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

A week after the announcement, iPhone 7 reviews are in. Apple Watch 2 is yet to come, but today's release of WatchOS 3 will make your old Apple Watch feel brand new. iOS 10 is also out today, with some big changes to iMessages and big problems for some early adopters.

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MBW 523: Courage  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Adam Engst

In-depth analysis of Apple's iPhone 7 event. New Apple Watch, new dual camera, and yes...no more headphone jack.

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MBW 522: This Phone Smells Like Mr. Bubble  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Apple sends out stylish invitations for a September 7th event, the EU demands $14.5 billion in back taxes for Apple's Irish holdings, Spotify may be blacklisting artists with Apple Music exclusives, Microsoft thinks the Macbook Air is as useful as "a hat for your cat."

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MBW 521: Airbnb at Tim's House  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay

It's looking more and more like the iPhone 7 announcement will happen two weeks from now. Also, the Apple Music Festival is coming September 18th, Australian banks take on Apple Pay, and farewell Gord Downie.

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MBW 520: Brick Time is Over  

Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay discuss Tim Cook's recent interview with the Washington Post, Apple's stock, and rumors regarding Apple's MacBook Pro.

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MBW 519: Locked in the Bathroom  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

With one month until the traditional September iPhone launch, iPhone 7 rumors are heating up. As are rumors of a new MacBook Pro and Apple Watch 2. Also, Apple's Planet of the Apps will feature Gwyneth Paltrow, and Eddie Cue admits that the reason Apple has a public beta program is that Apple Maps was such a disaster.

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MBW 518: Walk a Little More Funky  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay

Apple sold its billionth iPhone this week, but is competition from $400 flagship phones going to hurt? Apple wants you to think that the iPad Pro can replace your laptop. And today, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 7 complete with iris scanner.

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MBW 517: Kernel Panic  

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Rich Siegel

Apple's third quarter earnings expectations, Apple's latest security fix, Apple Car launch date slips back a year to 2021, Macs won't get the latest Intel processors until 2017, and more.

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