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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 / 19:00 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 / 19:00 UTC.

iTunes Ratings

1382 Ratings
Average Ratings
757
174
123
146
182

Andy needs to go

By KaizerZosa - Jan 09 2020
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Andy needs to go. I am thinking about inventing a podcast app that has machine learning just to SKIP ANDY’S LONG RAMBLING NONSENSE. He adds no value to the show, talks too much, and does not make sense most of the time. Keep Rene and Alex, but Andy has to go. Considering unsubscribing if Andy is allowed to continue his nonsense.

Sorry Andy...

By Drlbg - Dec 28 2019
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Leo, Renee et al do a great job. They have clear expertise and the right balance in their remarks. Andy is however a big detriment. He is often nonsensical and is very judgmental. He seems he does even like Apple Products. Put him on with Android users. His tirades and rants are annoying and ruin the show.

iTunes Ratings

1382 Ratings
Average Ratings
757
174
123
146
182

Andy needs to go

By KaizerZosa - Jan 09 2020
Read more
Andy needs to go. I am thinking about inventing a podcast app that has machine learning just to SKIP ANDY’S LONG RAMBLING NONSENSE. He adds no value to the show, talks too much, and does not make sense most of the time. Keep Rene and Alex, but Andy has to go. Considering unsubscribing if Andy is allowed to continue his nonsense.

Sorry Andy...

By Drlbg - Dec 28 2019
Read more
Leo, Renee et al do a great job. They have clear expertise and the right balance in their remarks. Andy is however a big detriment. He is often nonsensical and is very judgmental. He seems he does even like Apple Products. Put him on with Android users. His tirades and rants are annoying and ruin the show.
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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 every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

Rank #1: MBW 688: The Cookie Awards

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This Week's Stories

  • 16-Inch MacBook Pro unboxing and review
  • Apple's ginormous star-studded app awards event coming December 2nd
  • Trump tours Apple's Austin Mac Pro factory
  • Goldman Sachs rechecking Apple Card scores after sexism charges
  • Apple bans vaping apps
  • Dickinson is the best show on AppleTV+


Tips and Picks

  • Andy's Picks: WASD and Logitech Keyboards, Downie
  • Rene's Picks: Samsung Portable SSD X5, Thrifter
  • Dave's Tip: Set scrollbars to "Always"
  • Dave's App: Quitter

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Dave Hamilton

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 55mins

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Rank #2: MBW 690: Podcast in a Sack

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This Week's Stories:

  • Apple Music Awards
  • Best apps of 2019
  • Apple vs Russia is a big damn deal
  • Apple doubles Airpods Pro orders
  • Intel's woes
  • The legacy of the 64 Bit A7
  • Apple more valuable than all US energy stocks
  • Mini LED laptops coming next year - why it might beat OLED
  • Apple TV+ is ok
  • Farewell, Larry and Sergei

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: Black Ink 2.0
  • Rene's Pick: Peek Everyday 2.0
  • Lory's Pick: Meater smart thermometer
  • Alex's Pick: Black Magic ATEM Mini

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Dec 04 2019

2hr 2mins

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Rank #3: MBW 692: The Digital Sputnik Voyager

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This Week's Stories

  • Mac Pro Teardown: yes, it grates cheese!
  • Apple patents in-screen fingerprint reader
  • BetterTouchTool is a great tool for MacBook Pros
  • Apple Makes Mac Pros for the US in Texas, the rest of the world in China
  • Apple dodges 15% tariff on Chinese imports
  • AirPods make Apple $4 Billion per quarter
  • HomeKit could be Apple's next big business
  • Three Apple products make Time's top 10 gadgets of the decade
  • Apple kills app that turns your iPhone into an iPod
  • Apple is moving to Pittsburgh
  • MKBHD's 2019 Blind Smartphone Camera Test
  • Apple buys British company to make iPhone camera better
  • Bug in iOS lets kids skirt parental controls in contacts
  • Apple Arcade deal: get 12 months for the price of 10
  • Apple Arcade gets Ultimate Rivals: The Rink
  • Apple News gets election coverage from ABC
  • Get your Christmas movie classics for cheap at the Apple store
  • Tim Cook loves monopolies!
  • Apple is hiring!
  • Apple gives free genetic screening to its employees


Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: Peak Design Travel Tripod
  • Andy's Pick: Inigo Gets Out on Archive.org
  • Rene's Picks: Digital Sputnik Voyager, Snowflake Weather
  • Lory's Pick: Spirited Away
  • Alex's Pick: SKAAT Car Vent Magnet

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Dec 18 2019

1hr 54mins

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Rank #4: MBW 691: The $400 Wheels

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This Week's Stories:

  • Unboxing the Mac Pro
  • Mac Pro is the shine on the Apple
  • iOS 13.3 update: features and fixes
  • MacBook Pro 16" Speaker Pop fix
  • Apple sues former employee
  • Apple returns to CES in 2020 to talk privacy
  • 2021 iPhone will have no ports
  • The Morning Show' nominated for Golden Globe awards

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud
  • Rene's Pick: Procreate 5
  • Lory's Pick: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • Alex's Pick: frame io for iPad

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Dec 11 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #5: MBW 689: Step Away From the Gummy Bear

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This Week's Stories

  • Apple Tells Congress You'll Hurt Yourself Fixing Your iPhone
  • Apple Pulls All Customer Reviews From the Online Apple Store
  • Apple Music for Business
  • Apple's new Holiday Ad
  • Features, Changes & Testing After iOS 13 Bugs

Tips and Picks

  • Alex's Pick: Brother P-Touch Cube+
  • Dave's Pick: TimeMachineEditor
  • Andy's Pick: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Rene's Pick: Apple Smart Battery Case
  • Leo's Pick: Kap Screen Capture

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

Guest: Dave Hamilton

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 53mins

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MBW 697: Stop Sniffing My AirPods

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This Week's Stories:

  • Did Apple drop plans to fully encrypt iCloud at FBI request? Or is it more complicated?
  • Why banning face recognition misses the point
  • Blueberry-scented AirPods take 71% of the wireless headphone market.
  • Tile, Sonos, and Pop Sockets vs Apple, Google, and Amazon in Congress.
  • Tim Cook talks Augmented Reality and healthcare in Ireland.

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: DxO camera on clearance
  • Rene's Pick: JibONE
  • Lory's Pick: Twelve South AirSnap Pro
  • Alex's Pick: Sonic Atom

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Jan 22 2020

2hr 2mins

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MBW 696: Mac in a Rack

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This Week's Stories:

  • CES 2020 was the Concept Electronics Show, full of toilet paper bots and cars that will never be made.
  • What will we do with computers in the future? Apple's 1988 vision.
  • At CES, Apple talks privacy, encryption, and child abuse.
  • Apple fights back against DOJ attempts to kill encryption.
  • Apple Accessories were everywhere at CES 2020.
  • Robots at CES 2020: from scary robot dogs to a real-life Terminator.
  • Apple steps up their recycling efforts, working toward a fully-recycled phone.
  • Rack-mounted Mac Pro now available.
  • Will Apple ever ditch Intel for AMD?
  • Apple's services score $1.4 Billion from Christmas - New Years.
  • "Pro Mode" coming to Macs.
  • The EU wants to kill Lightning ports.
  • Location-based data trackers angry at Apple.
  • Apple now accepting donations for Australian fire relief efforts.
  • Apple offers replacements for defective battery cases.

Picks of the Week:

  • Leo's Pick: How I Rip DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • Andy's Pick: XLD audio converter for Mac
  • Rene's Pick: Quasar Science Lights
  • Lory's Pick: Brydge Pro+
  • Alex's Pick: Reality Converter & 2020 - A Decade of Predictions

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Jan 15 2020

2hr 5mins

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MBW 695: Andy Loves the Listeners

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This Week's Stories:

  • The biggest Apple CES 2020 news
  • Apple comes to CES 2020 to talk security
  • The best CES 2020 product for iPad: Brydge Pro+ is the first iPad keyboard with a trackpad
  • The best CES 2020 product for iPhone: PopPower finally lets you wirelessly charge your phone without removing your Pop Socket
  • FBI asks Apple yet again to unlock a shooter's iPhone
  • Ricky Gervais roasts Tim Cook at Golden Globes
  • Apple wins Christmas, stock crosses $300
  • Why hasn't Apple bought music exclusives?
  • We debunk the "Apple is making a gaming computer" rumor
  • External flash that connects to iPhone now available
  • Sonos sues Google for stealing smart speaker tech. They only have enough money to sue one company at a time, so Amazon is next, then maybe Apple?
  • You can now etch the poop emoji on your AirPods case, or one of 30 others. Which emoji would you use?

Picks of the Week:

  • Mikah's Pick: ecobee Switch+ | $48
  • Andy's Pick: Hi-Res Music in general, HD Tracks and Qobuz in particular
  • Rene's Pick: Decline Stickers by Timothy Buck
  • Alex Pick: Shadow Draw

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Jan 07 2020

2hr

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MBW 694: Our Best of 2019

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The Best of MacBreak Weekly from 2019!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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Dec 31 2019

1hr 29mins

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MBW 693: Happy Festivus!

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This Week's Stories:

  • - AirPods Pro improve audio latency with H1 chip
  • - Apple, Google, Amazon, and more partner on new IoT standard
  • - Apple open sources some of HomeKit
  • - ToTok spy chat app removed from App Store
  • - Apple's secret satellite internet team
  • - Mossberg's decade of Apple
  • - AppleTV+ hits its stride with fabulous finales
  • - iPhone takes 66% of smartphone profits
  • - Apple's highs and lows of 2019
  • - All Mac software will have to be notarized to run starting in February
  • - San Francisco face recognition ban almost locks out employees' iPhones
  • - New iPhone flash photography spec
  • - App Store Xmas surprises
  • - New Apple Watch badges in 2020
  • - Apple Arcade Lego game
  • - USB-C magnetic charging pad for Apple Watch
  • - Mythic Quest
  • - AirPods Pro smell like blueberries
  • - Snow Crash coming to HBO Max
  • - Need a last-minute Xmas gift? Apple has two-hour delivery!

Picks of the Week:

  • - Leo's Pick: LuLu from Objective-See
  • - Andy's Pick: Patrick Stewart's "A Christmas Carol"
  • - Rene's Pick: Pokemon Go Buddies
  • - Lory's Pick: Dial Code Santa Claus (Game Over)

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

Dec 24 2019

2hr

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MBW 692: The Digital Sputnik Voyager

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This Week's Stories

  • Mac Pro Teardown: yes, it grates cheese!
  • Apple patents in-screen fingerprint reader
  • BetterTouchTool is a great tool for MacBook Pros
  • Apple Makes Mac Pros for the US in Texas, the rest of the world in China
  • Apple dodges 15% tariff on Chinese imports
  • AirPods make Apple $4 Billion per quarter
  • HomeKit could be Apple's next big business
  • Three Apple products make Time's top 10 gadgets of the decade
  • Apple kills app that turns your iPhone into an iPod
  • Apple is moving to Pittsburgh
  • MKBHD's 2019 Blind Smartphone Camera Test
  • Apple buys British company to make iPhone camera better
  • Bug in iOS lets kids skirt parental controls in contacts
  • Apple Arcade deal: get 12 months for the price of 10
  • Apple Arcade gets Ultimate Rivals: The Rink
  • Apple News gets election coverage from ABC
  • Get your Christmas movie classics for cheap at the Apple store
  • Tim Cook loves monopolies!
  • Apple is hiring!
  • Apple gives free genetic screening to its employees


Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: Peak Design Travel Tripod
  • Andy's Pick: Inigo Gets Out on Archive.org
  • Rene's Picks: Digital Sputnik Voyager, Snowflake Weather
  • Lory's Pick: Spirited Away
  • Alex's Pick: SKAAT Car Vent Magnet

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

Sponsor:

Dec 18 2019

1hr 54mins

Play

MBW 691: The $400 Wheels

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This Week's Stories:

  • Unboxing the Mac Pro
  • Mac Pro is the shine on the Apple
  • iOS 13.3 update: features and fixes
  • MacBook Pro 16" Speaker Pop fix
  • Apple sues former employee
  • Apple returns to CES in 2020 to talk privacy
  • 2021 iPhone will have no ports
  • The Morning Show' nominated for Golden Globe awards

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud
  • Rene's Pick: Procreate 5
  • Lory's Pick: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • Alex's Pick: frame io for iPad

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

Sponsors:

Dec 11 2019

2hr 6mins

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MBW 690: Podcast in a Sack

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This Week's Stories:

  • Apple Music Awards
  • Best apps of 2019
  • Apple vs Russia is a big damn deal
  • Apple doubles Airpods Pro orders
  • Intel's woes
  • The legacy of the 64 Bit A7
  • Apple more valuable than all US energy stocks
  • Mini LED laptops coming next year - why it might beat OLED
  • Apple TV+ is ok
  • Farewell, Larry and Sergei

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: Black Ink 2.0
  • Rene's Pick: Peek Everyday 2.0
  • Lory's Pick: Meater smart thermometer
  • Alex's Pick: Black Magic ATEM Mini

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

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

Sponsors:

Dec 04 2019

2hr 2mins

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MBW 689: Step Away From the Gummy Bear

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This Week's Stories

  • Apple Tells Congress You'll Hurt Yourself Fixing Your iPhone
  • Apple Pulls All Customer Reviews From the Online Apple Store
  • Apple Music for Business
  • Apple's new Holiday Ad
  • Features, Changes & Testing After iOS 13 Bugs

Tips and Picks

  • Alex's Pick: Brother P-Touch Cube+
  • Dave's Pick: TimeMachineEditor
  • Andy's Pick: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Rene's Pick: Apple Smart Battery Case
  • Leo's Pick: Kap Screen Capture

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

Guest: Dave Hamilton

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

Sponsors:

Nov 27 2019

1hr 53mins

Play

MBW 688: The Cookie Awards

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This Week's Stories

  • 16-Inch MacBook Pro unboxing and review
  • Apple's ginormous star-studded app awards event coming December 2nd
  • Trump tours Apple's Austin Mac Pro factory
  • Goldman Sachs rechecking Apple Card scores after sexism charges
  • Apple bans vaping apps
  • Dickinson is the best show on AppleTV+


Tips and Picks

  • Andy's Picks: WASD and Logitech Keyboards, Downie
  • Rene's Picks: Samsung Portable SSD X5, Thrifter
  • Dave's Tip: Set scrollbars to "Always"
  • Dave's App: Quitter

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Dave Hamilton

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

Sponsors:

Nov 20 2019

1hr 55mins

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iTunes Ratings

1382 Ratings
Average Ratings
757
174
123
146
182

Andy needs to go

By KaizerZosa - Jan 09 2020
Read more
Andy needs to go. I am thinking about inventing a podcast app that has machine learning just to SKIP ANDY’S LONG RAMBLING NONSENSE. He adds no value to the show, talks too much, and does not make sense most of the time. Keep Rene and Alex, but Andy has to go. Considering unsubscribing if Andy is allowed to continue his nonsense.

Sorry Andy...

By Drlbg - Dec 28 2019
Read more
Leo, Renee et al do a great job. They have clear expertise and the right balance in their remarks. Andy is however a big detriment. He is often nonsensical and is very judgmental. He seems he does even like Apple Products. Put him on with Android users. His tirades and rants are annoying and ruin the show.