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 560: My Special Tipple  

Tim Cook's wearable blood sugar monitor: will the Apple Watch soon save thousands of lives? WWDC is two weeks away, and we talk about the rumors and announcements we're hoping for. Apple's self-driving car is spotted on a Silicon Valley freeway. Apple Pay expands its reach. Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine explains why Apple Music will never have a free tier: music artists come first. iPhone NFC jailbreak lets iPhones talk to any NFC device. Apple vs Microsoft and Apple vs Google. Apple settles one patent dispute, but it might have much better luck with its next patent fight thanks to the Supreme Court.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 559: Win32 Must Die!  

Sal Soghoian joins us to talk about automation and his new CMD-D Conference. WannaCry attack shows that Tim Cook was right to refuse the FBI access to San Bernadino iPhone. Apple Watch detects heart arrhythmia, could soon detect diabetes. iPhone 8 will cost $1,000+. Hardware announcements coming at WWDC might include 10.5" iPad Pro, Siri Speaker, new MacBooks.

Andy's Pick: Synology DS216+II NASRene's Pick: Ecobee4Leo's Pick: Kardia Mobile EKG

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Sal Soghoian

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MBW 558: Whistling, Dancing Penguins  

Rumors abound about a Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor is in the works. As Amazon releases the new Echo Show with a touch screen and video calls, is Apple too late to the game? Apple is the biggest taxpayer in the US, and is responsible for two million jobs - we crunch the numbers. Boinx Software's Oliver Breidenbach joins us to discuss the app ecosystem. Apple squashes two malware attacks.Qualcomm and Apple's royalties fight continues.

Oliver Breidenbach's pick: Asilomar, CaliforniaAdam Engst's pick: PopCharXAndy's Pick: Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpod EarhooksAlex's Pick: iPhone 6s PlusLeo's Pick: Joby Griptight One

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Adam Engst and Oliver Breidenbach

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MBW 557: We're All Sheeple Now  

At their MicrosoftEDU event, Microsoft announced the 13.5" Surface Laptop, which looks a lot like the laptop that Apple should be making. Luckily, Apple has a $250 billion pile of cash to soak up any tears they might shed. Rumor has it that Apple might announce a Siri speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home at WWDC. Dok is a new malware that only affects Macs. Several major apps are abandoning the Apple Watch. Apple Pay might soon have a Venmo-like person-to-person payment system.

Rene's Pick: BatteryPro from Elevation LabAndy's Pick: Deckset: a markdown-powered presentation appLeo's Pick: XFence

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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MBW 556: Un-Unroll Me!  

Two more entries in the seemingly endless stream of Uber scandals. Scandal #1: Uber almost gets kicked out of Apple's App Store for identifying iPhones. Scandal #2: Unroll.me, which bills itself as an automated email unsubscribing service, sold data it gleaned from users' email to Uber. Apple slashes affiliate commissions from 7% to 2.5%. It is seeming more and more like the redesigned iPhone 8 might be facing production delays. Two years after its release to the public, the Apple Watch is both more than we expected, and less.

Kelly Guimont's picks: Uni-ball Kuru Toga Hello Kitty Mechanical Pencil and Staples Arc Customizable NotebookAndy's Pick: MeFoto Walkabout Air MonopodRene's Pick: Apple Watch Nike+ Band

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Kelly Guimont

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MBW 555: Shufflepuck Cafe  

New Mac Pro needs to be versatile to survive. Apple has a secret team working on a noninvasive diabetes sensor. iPhone 8 to have curved OLED screen, vertical dual camera, tiny bezel. Apple gets permission to test self-driving cars in California. Apple Music is coming to Facebook Messenger. Apple's new campus is hogging all the good trees.

Rene's Pick: Pokemon Go PlusAndy's Pick: The Internet Archive now has in-browser emulation of early Mac OS and appsTonya Engst's Pick: Strava: run and cycling tracking on the social network for athletes

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Tonya Engst

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MBW 554: TWiT Different  

The Turkish Crime Family's deadline is over - did your iPhone get wiped? Apple could win big under Trump by repatriating assets. We look at the full transcript of Apple's Mac Pro announcement. Mac Pros now compatible with the latest Nvidia graphics cards - but not the trashcan Mac Pro, only the cheese grater version. Apple drops from first to fifth in best laptop survey. Qualcomm countersues Apple. Samsung to provide 92 million OLED panels for iPhones. Our guide to Clips. Johnathan Zdziarski's Little Flocker finds a new nest. Swatch wants you to "Tick different" - Apple is not amused. Every Apple video ever on Youtube.

Andy's Pick: Magnet window manager for macOSAlex's Pick: Masters iOS/Apple TV AppRene's Pick: the new iMore app

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

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MBW 553: More Than 5 Pounds Is Wasted  

Apple updates the Mac Pro and promises it is "completely rethinking" the design of the upcoming Mac Pro... for 2018. iPad sales are better than you might think. Looks like there won't be a spring event this year. Apple acquires Workflow and makes it free for all. Apple will develop its own GPU, and may buy Toshiba's NAND flash memory business.

Alex's Pick: Blackmagic Web PresenterRene's Pick: World Backup DayAndy's Pick: Topping TP32EX 50W USB Amp

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

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MBW 552: Eating Pudding in a Hot Tub  

The Turkish Crime Family wants iTunes gift cards - change your iCloud password! iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS updates are here. Power your MacBook with an iPhone? Trump and Kushner tap Tim Cook. New emoji on the way this summer!

Andy's Pick: Autodesk Fusion 360Alex's Pick: Sports EngineRene's Pick: Apple Watch Spring BandsMegan's Pick: The Upstarts by Brad Stone

Hosts: Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Megan Morrone

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MBW 551: The Eh Team  

Apple quietly launches new iPads, iPhone cases, Apple Watch straps, a (Product) Red iPhone 7, a 128GB iPhone SE, and a new social video app called Clips. More reports suggest that augmented reality is Apples "next big thing." Russia finds Apple guilty of fixing prices. A clever hack turns an Apple Watch into a Game Boy Color. And how to get a custom iPhone 7 Plus that looks like a vintage Mac for only $1899.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Rene Ritchie

Guests: Jim Dalrymple and Adam Engst

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MBW 550: Refurb Macness  

Rumor has it that new iPads are already being tested in the wild, and could show up as early as next week. Apple puts an end to Genius training in Cupertino. Apple nixes apps that use Rollout. 2016 13" MacBook without Touch Bar hits the Refurbished Store. Proton Mac trojan on sale for $50k. Apple says many CIA Vault 7 iPhone hacks have been patched. Apple security hires Jonathan Zdziarski. Pandora Premium competes with Apple Music. Nintendo Switch vulnerable to Apple's WebKit hack.

Rene's Pick: Pi FestAndy's Pick: Panasonic Lumix LX10Kelly's Picks: Aukey Ultra Compact Wall Charger and App Camp for Girls

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Kelly Guimont

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MBW 549: Weeping Angels  

The CIA is hacking us all, and using silly code names to do it. Is Apple even having a Spring event? Now rumors say the iPhone 8 will keep the lightning port instead uf USB-C. Apple shareholders don't want diversity. Steve Jobs thought the Genius Bar was ""idiotic."" How to use Nintendo Switch Joy-Con with your Mac.

• Andy's Picks: Tech Moan and free streaming elevator muzak

• Rene's Pick: Sonos Playbase

• Leo's Pick: Nisus Write Pro

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

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MBW 548: The Scuttlebutt Method  

Credible rumors state that the iPhone 8 will cost $1,000, have a curved OLED screen, and USB-C will replace the Lightning port. Apple's new campus, due to open in April, is officially named "Apple Park." The 1,000 seat auditorium will be named "Steve Jobs Theater." Warren Buffet doubles his stake in Apple after taking his great-grandkids to Dairy Queen. The Nokia 3310 is the anti-iPhone. And a big pile of Apple memos is discovered in a Seattle thrift store.

Andy's Pick: Pi Zero WRene's Pick: Toasted Coffee/Caramel Woven Nylon Band for Apple WatchLeo's Pick: Mac Rumors Fluid HDAnd Big Block of Cheese Day!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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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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