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

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

MBW 788: Notchgate - M1 Pro & M1 Max MacBook Pro

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M1 Pro & M1 Max MacBook Pro

  • Apple introduces HomePod mini in new bold and expressive colors
  • Introducing the next generation of AirPods: The world's most popular wireless headphones just got better
  • Apple introduces the Apple Music Voice Plan
  • Game-changing MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max delivers extraordinary performance and battery life, and features the world's best notebook display
  • Introducing M1 Pro and M1 Max: the most powerful chips Apple has ever built
  • Apple confirms Universal Control delay, says it's launching sometime 'later this fall'
  • Apple's new 140W charger can fast charge a lot more than just your MacBook Pro
  • Developers can choose to take advantage of the notch area on new MacBook Pro
  • Apple reverts to more traditional Safari tab design in macOS Monterey RC following controversy


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone With Bluetooth
  • Christina's pick: Kaleidoscope App
  • Leo's pick: SystemTalk - mac-history
  • Alex's pick: Satechi Stand & Hub for Mac Mini with SSD Enclosure

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, and Andy Ihnatko

Guest: Christina Warren

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Oct 19 2021

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MBW 787: Prepare for Light Speed - M1X MacBook Pro rumors, FarmVille returns, Epic v. Apple

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  • Apple announces special event for October 18: 'Unleashed.'
  • Everything You Need To Know About USB-C, a Graphic
  • Upcoming M1X MacBook Pros rumored to feature 120Hz displays with mini-LED
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro unavailable or delayed at many Apple stores
  • FarmVille is making a come back, launching on iPhone, iPad, and Mac next month
  • Apple files appeal in Epic Games case, potentially delaying App Store changes for years
  • Sorry, Paddle — Paddle unveils 'first alternative' to Apple's App Store In-App Purchase system following Epic ruling
  • iPhone Macro: A Big Day for Small Things
  • Halide update brings the iPhone 13 Pro's macro photography feature to the iPhone 8 and newer
  • Apple releasing iOS 15.0.2 with fixes for AirTag, MagSafe, and more
  • Apple stops signing iOS 15.0, blocking downgrades from iOS 15.0.1 and iOS 15.1
  • Apple highlights iPhone 13's new Ultra Wide lens with #ShotOniPhone images
  • iOS 15 will generate, autofill 2FA codes — here's how to set it up
  • Google is now focused on making its iPhone and iPad apps feel more native to iOS
  • Apple releases watchOS 8.0.1 with bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple's Plan for Cars: Using iPhone to Control A/C, Seats, Radio and More
  • Ecobee rolling out 'Hey Siri' and Airplay integration to its SmartThermostat

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: "The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music" - Dave Grohl
  • Rene's pick: HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger
  • Alex's pick: Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens

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

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Oct 12 2021

2hr 29mins

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MBW 786: Can You See My Jelly Scroll? - Steve Jobs, Apple A15 SoC, iPad mini display

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Steve Jobs, Apple A15 SoC, iPad mini display

  • Celebrating Steve film on Apple's homepage
  • Jony Ive on What He Misses Most About Steve Jobs
  • Read Tim Cook's Staff Memo on 10th Anniversary of Jobs's Death
  • Apple Watch Series 7 Pre-Orders to Start This Friday, Available on October 15
  • Apple releases iOS 15.0.1 with 'Apple Watch Unlock' fix on iPhone 13 and more
  • The Apple A15 SoC Performance Review: Faster & More Efficient
  • Gurman: M1X MacBook Pro still on track for this year, likely 'in the next month'
  • Always-on Processor magic: How Find My works while iPhone is powered off
  • Newest iPad mini has a subtle scrolling problem [Updated]
  • Apple finally lets you report App Store scams
  • Recent Siri Changes Remove Call, Email, and Voicemail Features Used by Low Vision and Blind Users
  • Security Experts Warn of Apple Pay Express Transit Hack That Enables Large Unauthorized Visa Payments From Locked iPhones
  • The Tragedy of Safari 15 for Mac's 'Tabs'
  • Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming.
  • State of the Streamer: Apple TV+ is Charting a Unique Path Through the Streaming Wars
  • Apple TV+ to debut original Peanuts holiday special for New Years
  • Sources: NFL prefers Apple for Sunday Ticket; package could offer more choices


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: Logitech MX Keys and MX Keys Mini keyboards
  • Rene's pick: FilMic Pro adds ProRes functionality
  • Alex's pick: Adobe Substance 3D Painter

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

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Oct 05 2021

2hr 21mins

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MBW 785: Rubber-Chicken Rickroll - iPad mini review, USB-C on iPhone, Apple leaks

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iPad mini review, USB-C on iPhone, Apple leaks

  • The new iPad mini
  • EU plans one mobile charging port for all, in setback for Apple
  • When you 'Ask app not to track,' some iPhone apps keep snooping anyway
  • Apple 'Still Investigating' Unpatched and Public iPhone Vulnerabilities
  • iFixit: iPhone 13 Pro Teardown
  • GQ: How Apple made the iPhone 13 camera for TikTok obsessives and Oscar winners
  • Apple to Fix Issue Preventing iPhone 13 Users From Unlocking With Apple Watch in Upcoming Software Update
  • Study: Apple Watch Series 6 oximeter is 'reliable' for patients with lung disease
  • Why EFF Flew a Plane Over Apple's Headquarters
  • 1Password can now randomly generate email addresses for logins
  • Apple Won't Allow Fortnite Back in the App Store Until Legal Battle Ends Due to Epic's 'Duplicitous Conduct'
  • Apple releases iOS 12.5.5 for older iPhones and iPads with 'important security updates'
  • Tim Cook says employees who leak memos do not belong at Apple, according to a leaked memo
  • New features in Keynote, Pages, and Numbers enhance remote presentations and working with documents on the go
  • Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects new MacBook Air with next-generation Apple Silicon to arrive in Q3 2022
  • Upcoming 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Display Resolutions Likely Revealed in Latest macOS Monterey Beta
  • Report: Apple AR Headset With Rumored $2,000+ Price Tag to Enter Mass Production in the Second Quarter of 2022


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: The Marble Machine X and some terrific lessons about extended project development
  • Rene's pick: Recut for macOS
  • Alex's pick: iWork Suite & Blackbird 4K 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch
  • Leo's pick: SketchUp for iPad (Beta)

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

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Sep 28 2021

2hr 30mins

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MBW 784: 4,000 Emmys - iPhone 13 unboxing and review, iOS 15 review, Ted Lasso

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iPhone 13 unboxing and review, iOS 15 review, Ted Lasso

  • iPhone 13 Pro & Pro Max review: Nearly perfect, but the camera needs a fix
  • These are the iOS 15 features that have been delayed to a future update
  • The bitter lawsuit hanging over the Apple Watch's new swipe keyboard
  • Subscribe to Burnout+ | James Thomson
  • Tim Cook Faces Surprising Employee Unrest At Apple
  • Ted Lasso scores seven Emmy Awards; Apple TV+ content earns 11 awards total
  • Additional Benchmarks Reveal A15 Bionic Performance Improvements in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: Ulysses
  • Rene's pick: CFexpress Type B & XQD Single-Slot Memory Card Reader with Thunderbolt 3 Interface
  • Alex's pick: H2R (Here to Record) Gear

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

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Sep 21 2021

2hr 15mins

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MBW 783: My New 8-inch iPhone - New iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and Apple Watch Series 7

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New iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and Apple Watch Series 7

  • Apple announces iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Apple announces iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
  • Apple announces new iPad & iPad mini
  • Apple announces Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple expands Fitness+ availability; adds new workouts and guided Meditation


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: Apple IIci-inspired Raspberry Pi case & Apple-inspired mouse
  • Leo's pick: Butterfly iQ+
  • Mikah's pick: PeakVisor
  • Alex's pick: APC UPS

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Mikah Sargent

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Sep 14 2021

2hr 5mins

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MBW 782: Pizza the Hutt - Predictions for Apple's September iPhone event

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  • Apple officially announces September 14 event for iPhone 13 and more
  • Apple FCC filings reveal revised MagSafe Charger ahead of iPhone 13 event
  • Apple's Bigger Watch Will Jam More Data Than Ever on Your Wrist
  • Qualcomm debuts lossless Bluetooth audio streaming with aptX Lossless
  • Apple Announces First U.S. States That Will Let You Add Your Driver's License to Your iPhone
  • This Seemingly Normal Lightning Cable Will Leak Everything You Type
  • Germany wants Apple to update and repair iPhones for 7 years
  • Apple must face Siri voice assistant privacy lawsuit -U.S. judge
  • Apple delays rollout of CSAM detection system and child safety features
  • Apple Gives Ground in a Strategic Retreat From Strict App Store Rules
  • Apple's strategy to fight off antitrust regulators: Fix the App Store one rule at a time
  • Rogue Amoeba pulls Fission editor from the Mac App Store over Apple's lack of improvements
  • Ford poaches top tech executive Doug Field who helped lead Apple's top-secret car project


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: Google Nest Doorbell - Battery Edition
  • Alex's pick: Plugable USB 3.0 and USB-C 4K DisplayPort and HDMI Dual

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, and Andy Ihnatko

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Sep 07 2021

2hr 32mins

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MBW 781: Reball My Ploopy - LEO on iPhone, Apple's developer class action, Primephonic acquisition

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LEO on iPhone, Apple's developer class action, Primephonic acquisition

  • Kuo: iPhone 13 to support LEO satellite communication, allowing users to make phone calls and send texts without cell signal
  • Apple Plans to Add Satellite Features to iPhones for Emergencies
  • South Korea's National Assembly passes app store law
  • Apple settles class action with some developers, allows more communication with users
  • Cabel (@Cabel) shares thoughts on the settlement
  • Samantha John (@SamJ0hn) shares story of Hopscotch app review
  • Apple launches new iPhone 12 service program for 'no-sound issues'
  • Google's payoff to remain iOS' default search engine increases to $15b, will soon reach $20b, according to analyst
  • Smartwatch Market Grows 27% YoY in Q2 2021; Apple Watch User Base Crosses 100 Million
  • Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic
  • Apple releases iOS 15 beta 8 to developers as refinement continues


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: The New England Apple Cider Donut Map
  • Rene's pick: Halide camera for iPhone & iPad
  • Alex's pick: BubbleBee Sidekick
  • Leo's pick: Ploopy Trackball

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

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Aug 31 2021

2hr 12mins

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MBW 780: Ted Lasso's Biscuits - M1X Mac mini rumors, zero-click iPhone attack, 10 years of Tim Cook

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M1X Mac mini rumors, zero-click iPhone attack, 10 years of Tim Cook

  • Touch ID not returning with iPhone 13, despite Apple testing under-screen sensor
  • Today marks 10 years since Tim Cook became Apple's CEO
  • Apple's Tim Cook, Microsoft's Satya Nadella visit White House on cybersecurity
  • Apple and Google's fight in Seoul tests Biden in Washington
  • Bahraini government hacks activists with NSO group zero-click iPhone exploits
  • Analyst says chipset shortage is currently affecting 'everybody but Apple'
  • High-end' M1X' Mac mini with new design and additional ports expected to launch in the 'next several months'
  • T-Mobile offering free year of Apple TV+ to select customers starting Wednesday
  • Apple shares' The Morning Show' season 2 trailer
  • Apple's 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' to premiere at the London Film Festival
  • Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney demand Ted Lasso biscuits in a satirical letter addressed to Apple TV+


Picks of the Week:

  • Rene's Pick: Nomad Leather Skin for iPhone 12
  • Andy's Pick: Hello Meds
  • Alex's Pick: Macro Photography: The Universe at our Feet

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

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Aug 24 2021

2hr 29mins

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MBW 779: It's Not a Clown, Bill - Apple CSAM updates, Safari updates, Apple TV's value

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Apple CSAM updates, Safari updates, Apple TV's value

  • After criticism, Apple to only seek abuse images flagged in multiple nations
  • Apple Races to Temper Outcry Over Child-Porn Tracking System
  • Apple's Software Chief Explains 'Misunderstood' iPhone Child-Protection Features
  • Security Threat Model Review of Apple's Child Safety Features
  • New U.S. Antitrust Bill Would Require Apple and Google to Allow Third-Party App Stores and Sideloading
  • iOS & iPadOS 15 Beta 6 Release Notes
  • iOS 15 beta 6 redesigns Safari yet again with a new address bar on top
  • SharePlay release schedule update
  • iOS 14.7.1 users complain about 'No service' bug after updating their iPhones
  • Apple Told to Pay $300 Million After Wireless Patent Retrial
  • Apple releases Ted Lasso sticker pack for iMessage and Clips
  • Inside HBO Max's Scramble to Fix Its Glitchy App
  • Apple's TV Box Is Now Mostly Pointless. Will That Change?
  • 1Password announces version 8 for Mac with a redesigned interface and new Watchtower
  • iCloud for Windows updated with new password manager app
  • Remember Yik Yak? Well, it's back and still anonymous.
  • Adobe adds Healing Brush and Magic Wand to Photoshop on iPad, Mac updates, more


Picks of the Week

  • Andy's pick: Nestflix
  • Rene's pick: Cables Undone
  • Alex's pick: Behringer Neutron
  • Leo's pick: Glass

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

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Aug 17 2021

2hr 32mins

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About to Bail

By Ordinary citzen - May 28 2020
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I’ve been listening for years and will probably unsubscribe soon. The host and guests have lately strayed way out of their lane as tech commentators into public health, how to contact trace pandemics and other health concerns that they are relatively uninformed about. Leo in particular is very opinionated about pandemic management. We tune in to hear about tech not his thoughts about public health.

ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX Don't Have It, BBC Slightly.

By PerfumeFactory - May 08 2020
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What is it that Leo Laporte's broadcasts do have which the global networks don't? A consistent, significant, entertaining, and highly professional delivery of the world's technology news and insight, as delivered by the highest IQ-group of individuals ever gathered on the planet's face! True; no hyperbole. With the added podcast, repeatable format benefit when in late evenings you drift off to sleep with the two hour length shows -- in my case now for 14 Ambien-free, audience years -- you can always pick up from where you drifted off! Thank you, Leo & Company!