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 547: Fine Without the Chime  

Apple acquires facial recognition firm RealFace, new Mac malware blamed on the same Russian group responsible for the election hacks, Apple is fighting new legislation giving users the 'right to repair,' Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bets bigtime on Apple, new rumors suggest the iPad lineup will be revamped in March, WWDC gets official dates and a location, Apple may have taken away the hack to restore the startup chime on new MacBook Pros, and there's reports that Apple is in talks with a Chinese supplier for flexible OLED displays for the next iPhone.

Rene's Pick: Overcast 3.0 and Pokemon Go Gen 2Andy's Pick: Dog Sled Saga for iOSLeo's Pick: Uniquity AmpliFi HD

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 546: Pepper Pots and the Invisible Woman  

Apple stock at its highest ever. Debut trailers for Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karoke. Eddy Cue wants more interactive TV. New Mac malware. Apple joins the Wireless Power Consortium. Tim Cook keeps hinting about augmented reality.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 545: Pretty Graphs  

76 apps vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks - some with financial and medical logins. Apple quarterly earnings - iPhones up, iPads down. Apple could be designing their own MacBook chips. Robert Scoble insists that Apple AR is on the way this year. Apple will manufacture iPhones in India. Beats X earphones out February 10th. iPhone 8 production may start earlier than usual. Apple's perfectionist spaceship campus.

Andy's pick: HD Homerun ExtendRene's pick: Beats XLeo's pick: French Girls (the app, not the people)

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 544: Premature Picks  

Predictions for Apple's Q4 earnings call and Q1 announcements. "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign. Apple's reaction to Trump's immigration ban. Apple Pay grows 50%. No Touch Bar in the Bar exam.

Rene's pick: LineaAlex's picks: DJI iPhone Gimbal, Landmark LensAndy's pick: LuminarLeo's Pick: Dropbox Paper

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

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MBW 543: Now with Cricket  

Apple releases 10.2.1 with security improvements, why Apple's new file system will be better, shrinking bezels for upcoming iPads, Qualcomm being sued for one billion, and more.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 542: Haptic Insoles  

iOS App Store monopoly antitrust suit is back on. Consumer Reports changes their mind about the MacBook Pro. Apple's plans for original TV shows. Nvidia's new 4K Shield TV.

Rene's pick: Little FlockerAndy's pick: LightDims LED BlockersLeo's pick (1): Portal for the Apple IILeo's pick (2): Atlas Recall

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 541: The Pita Toaster  

On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, we look back at the Steve Jobs keynote that changed the world. Also: rumors of a Carl Zeiss/Apple AR collaboration.Chris Lattner leaves Apple. App store sales top $28 billion, but Apple still misses 2016 sales targets. Pokemon Go blocked in China; LinkedIn blocked in Russia. Consumer Reports to retest MacBook Pro battery life. Bulletproof MacBook Pro saves a man's life in Florida airport shooting.

Alex's pick: Decimator MD-HXAndy's Pick: Classic Mac Apple Watch StandRene's Pick: LG UltraFine 5K DisplayLeo's Pick: Made in CNY

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

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MBW 540: We're Making Them as Fast as We Can!  

Gazing into the crystal ball for Apple's 2017 offerings. AirPods are "a runaway success." Foxconn will replace all human workers with robots. Sierra's PDF problems. Free Beat's Solo3 wireless headphones. FaceTime blamed for teen's death.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

Guest: Adam Engst

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MBW 539: The Year's Best  

A look back at the biggest stories and the best moments of 2016.

Host: Leo Laporte

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MBW 538: #MakeAppleGrateAgain  

Tim Cook writes to his employees to explain why he met with Trump, and to assure them that Apple is still committed to the Mac platform. Apple appeals its $14 billion tax bill from the EU. AirPods arrive at last. Law enforcement in Florida can legally force someone to reveal their iPhone passcode. Pokemon Go is still coming to the Apple Watch.

Alex's pick: earHeroAndy's Pick: Marvel UnlimitedRene's picks: Minecraft for Apple TV, Steel Series Nimbus controller

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

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MBW 537: Pickle or Eggplant?  

Apple quietly releases AirPods, and immediately runs out of stock. Beats X delayed until February. How to build a better Mac Pro. Super Mario Run coming this week. iOS 10.2 comes with new emoji and an improved TV app. MacOS 10.12.2 removes the "time remaining" battery estimate. Tim Cook joins the tech titans meeting with Trump this week. Apple works to fix Calendar spam. Apple Music hits 20 million subscribers. Lemmings and Pac-Man on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

Andy's Pick: AlphaSmart NEO2 or DanaRene's Pick: Apple AirPodsLeo's Pick: Radio.Garden

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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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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