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Podcast 560: By the Non-Pricking of My Thumb  

Could a non-invasive wearable blood-glucose monitor that links to an Apple Watch help change people's lives and lead to better avoidance of diabetes onset? Roman and Glenn discuss this, along with the potential of new laptops at WWDC, Today at Apple, and the odd introduction of an Android switcher campaign when new phones are just a few months away.

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Podcast 559: Siri gets company  

Apple invests $200 million into Corning for advanced glass manufacture in the U.S., WannaCrypt hit Windows users (but also could affect Macs with Boot Camp or virtual machines), and Siri gets crowded by Alexa and Google Assistant. Susie and Glenn talk that plus research showing an Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeats 97 percent as well as dedicated medical equipment.

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Podcast 558: Apple's billion-dollar move  

Apple could spend a billion dollars on break room snacks and not feel a pinch, but the company is instead digging deep to seed an investment fund for advanced U.S. manufacturing. Which is pretty tasty too. Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/column/mwpodcast/

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Podcast 557: Pondering the Siri Speaker and watchOS 4  

Glenn and Susie discuss how a focus on improving Siri could benefit all of Apple's platforms, and help them blend together better too. Show notes at http://www.macworld.com/column/mwpodcast/

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Podcast 556: Uber my dead body  

Uber got in some hot water with Apple, but it was all handled behind the scenes, while Glenn thinks that users should have been alerted. Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/article/3192706/podcast-556-uber-my-dead-body

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Podcast 555: Imagining the iPhone 8 and a Mac Pro that works  

We're going to be sick of the next iPhone before it's even formally announced, aren't we? Well, there's always the parlor game of trying to figure out how the Mac Pro lost its way. Join us, won't you? Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/article/3191284/podcast-555

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Podcast 554: The cheaper iPad is gold, baby, gold  

If preferring the new iPad (http://www.macworld.com/article/3188588/ipad/ipad-2017-review-with-a-stripped-down-ipad-for-329-you-may-not-need-to-go-pro.html) to the iPad Pro makes Susie an amateur, she can live with that. Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/article/3189684/podcast-554

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Podcast 553: The future of the Mac Pro  

If you're a Mac pro who needs a Mac Pro, Apple has good news and bad news. http://www.macworld.com/article/3187714/macs/the-good-news-and-bad-news-of-apples-mac-pro-announcement.html

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Podcast 552: Working on my Night Shift  

Apple releases iOS 10.3, a major and minor release, which adds a lot of little features, and macOS 10.12.4, which brings Night Shift to the Mac. Glenn Fleishman and Leah Yamshon talk about new features, follow-up security and conflict minerals stories, and explain how an iCloud breach is almost certainly not that on this week’s episode.

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Podcast 551: Knocking the Air out of the iPad lineup  

Apple announced a new, cheaper iPad (http://www.macworld.com/article/3183131/ios/apples-new-ipad-lineup-slashes-prices-the-ipad-air-and-ipad-mini-storage-options.html), as well as a red iPhone 7 (http://www.macworld.com/article/3183288/apple-phone/apple-goes-bold-with-red-iphone-7-on-sale-march-24.html) and more. That Clips app (http://www.macworld.com/article/3183510/iphone-ipad/apples-new-clips-app-is-like-a-simplified-imovie-for-viral-videos.html) sounds cool too, like a crossover between Vine and Snapchat.

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Podcast 550: Accessibility and superpowers  

A great article by David Pogue (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogue-on-iphone-voiceover-163733668.html) has us thinking about accessibility (http://www.macworld.com/article/3178690/ios/accessibility-features-in-macos-and-ios-that-everyone-should-try.html), and the iPad rumors (http://www.macworld.com/article/3171076/ipad/report-apple-will-debut-new-ipad-pro-lineup-at-march-event.html) won't quit.

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Podcast 549: Leaks and hacks  

WikiLeaks says that the CIA can crack pretty much anything (http://www.macworld.com/article/3177418/security/wikileaks-cia-document-dump-shows-agency-can-compromise-android-tvs.html), and that's not the only security-related story to talk about (http://www.macworld.com/article/3176925/security/how-to-cope-with-the-recent-flood-of-security-failures.html).

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Podcast 548: Ride the Lightning  

Look, getting rid of Lightning for USB-C in the next iPhone just makes sense (http://www.macworld.com/article/3126154/hardware/iphone-8-rumors.html), even though the timing is awkward. And Glenn knows an astonishing amount of useful information about surge protectors (http://www.macworld.com/article/3172540/home-tech/best-surge-protector.html).

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Podcast 547: WWDC heads south to San Jose  

Apple's developers conference is moving back to San Jose (http://www.macworld.com/article/3170814/tech-events/wwdc-dates-announced-apple-is-taking-its-annual-conference-to-san-jose-in-june.html), but before that happens, we might see a March event with new iPads and even a red iPhone (http://www.macworld.com/article/3171076/ipad/report-apple-will-debut-new-ipad-pro-lineup-at-march-event.html).

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Podcast 546: Would you AR in the car?  

Tim Cook can't stop hinting about AR (http://www.macworld.com/article/3168043/government/tim-cook-augmented-reality-is-the-future-and-fake-news-is-ruining-everything.html), and Susie's theory is that he's really talking about Project Titan. Elsewhere, we weigh in on the rumor of a $1,000 iPhone (http://www.macworld.com/article/3126154/hardware/iphone-8-rumors.html), and point and laugh at Planet of the Apps (http://www.macworld.com/article/3169886/streaming-hardware/apples-original-tv-shows-are-almost-ready-for-prime-time.html).

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Podcast 545: Assault on batteries  

We did extensive testing on the new MacBook Pro's so-called battery problems (http://www.macworld.com/article/3157392/laptop-computers/tested-the-truth-behind-the-macbook-pros-terrible-battery-life.html), discuss what you should do when a battery goes bad (http://www.macworld.com/article/3162109/consumer-electronics/beware-the-bulgy-battery-lithium-ion-batteries-removed-from-laptops-can-still-be-dangerous.html), and dump on HomeKit (http://www.macworld.com/article/3159652/home-tech/the-state-of-the-apple-homekit-market-apples-smart-home-ecosystem-has-yet-to-coalesce.html).

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Podcast 544: Unpacking Apple's position on immigration  

Tim Cook reminded Apple employees as well as the Trump administration that the company wouldn't exist without immigration (http://www.macworld.com/article/3162998/leadership-management/tim-cook-apple-would-not-exist-without-immigration.html). Elsewhere, we find our AirPods and talk about what theater mode should do.

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Podcast 543: What's up with WhatsApp  

After a security-focused podcast last week, we turn to...more security stories, like the so-called backdoor in WhatsApp (http://www.macworld.com/article/3157458/security/whatsapp-vulnerability-could-expose-messages-to-prying-eyes-report-claims.html) and how to keep those communications safe (http://www.macworld.com/article/3157562/security/the-backdoor-that-never-was-and-how-to-improve-your-security-with-whatsapp.html). And then Meitu got a lot of flack on the Android side, but Glenn can explain why iOS users shouldn't be as concerned (http://www.macworld.com/article/3160024/security/meitus-photo-effects-app-tracks-users-without-disclosing-enough.html).

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Macworld Postcast 542: They’re always listening  

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the world with an electronic device right now who isn't concerned about a combination of criminal, troll, and overreaching government trying to crack their security and vacuum up their data. For some practical advice, host Glenn Fleishman is joined by Jonathan Zdziarski, an iPhone forensics expert with extensive experience working with law enforcement, who is also the developer of the file-access-monitoring app, Little Flocker. Glenn and Jonathan start with a brief follow-up on the Consumer Reports' battery testing revision, and then discuss many ways of securing different aspects of your computing and networking setup.

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Podcast 541: The iPhone turns 10  

Susie and Glenn reminisce about the very first iPhone (http://www.macworld.com/article/3155480/iphone-ipad/the-iphone-turns-10-apple-ceo-tim-cook-promises-the-best-is-yet-to-come.html), geek out over new iPad rumors (http://www.macworld.com/article/3155753/ios/apple-will-reportedly-launch-3-new-ipad-models-in-spring-2017.html), and revisit the weirdest Consumer Reports review ever (http://www.macworld.com/article/3156350/macs/apple-resolves-the-macbook-pro-battery-life-issues-found-in-consumer-reports-testing.html).

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