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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.

iTunes Ratings

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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!

iTunes Ratings

1441 Ratings
Average Ratings
794
178
127
153
189

About to Bail

By Ordinary citzen - May 28 2020
Read more
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!
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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: MBW 736: Temporarily Out of Change - iPhone 12 Reviews, Illustrator for iPad, Apple Music TV

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iPhone 12 Reviews, Illustrator for iPad, Apple Music TV

  • Apple Event was all about 5G. Is it really that big of a deal?
  • Lory's iPhone 12 First Look Review
  • iPhone 12 Review - Which iPhone 12 should you buy?
  • iPhone 12 doesn't have 120hz. Do we miss it?
  • iOS and iPadOS 14.1 are out today
  • What phone does Andy want, and what is he going to take pictures of?
  • Rating the iPhone 12's video capabilities
  • iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield and MagSafe
  • How the DOJ vs. Google story affects Apple
  • How Lidar works in the iPhone 12 Pro
  • Anything else to say about the iPhone 12? We miss the chamfered edge.
  • Adobe releases Illustrator for iPad
  • Apple reinvents MTV with Apple Music TV
  • When will the next Apple Event be? Our money is on November 17th. What will it feature? Our money is on an Apple Silicon MacBook of some sort.
  • Why hasn't Apple released AirTags? It's all about antitrust.
  • AppleTV+ is the only place you can watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Replitronics Retro-Walkman Powerbank
  • Lory's Pick: Otterbox MagSafe compatible cases
  • Rene's Pick: Otto Wilde Grill (For Leo & Lory!)

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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Oct 21 2020

2hr 6mins

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Rank #2: MBW 735: Unopinionated Blue - iPhone 12: Did You Know It Has 5G?

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iPhone 12 - Did You Know It Has 5G?

  • iPhone 12 5G Hype
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 availability, prices and battery life
  • iPhone 12 MagSafe charger
  • How much did Verizon pay Apple for the 5G commercial
  • No AirTags, no AppleTV, no AirPod Studio
  • HomePod Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro camera details
  • iPhone 12 A14 Bionic chip
  • iPhone 12 Pro camera
  • iPhone 12 colors and memory

Picks of the Week:

  • Leo's Pick: Panic Software Nova editor
  • Andy's Pick: Pixen pixel art app
  • Doc Rock's Pick: Ecamm Live
  • Rosemary's Pick: Elgato Stream Deck

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko

Guests: Rosemary Orchard and Doc Rock

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

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Oct 14 2020

2hr 17mins

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Rank #3: MBW 734: Schmigadoon - Hi, Speed! iPhone 12 Event Preview

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Hi, Speed! iPhone 12 Event Preview

  • Leo got an invitation to the iPhone 12 event on October 30th!
  • Is it time to buy a 5G phone yet? (NOOO!)
  • What else will Apple announce on October 13th? Apple TV Express? A more powerful Apple TV?
  • Are Air Tags coming on October 13th?
  • Tim Cook Tweets out in honor of the 9th anniversary of Steve Jobs' death
  • Apple's T2 chip vulnerable to attack
  • Macs without a T2 chip won't play 4K Netflix
  • The leaked AirPod Studio headphones look u-l-g-y
  • HomePod Mini on the way? Will Siri improve
  • RIP Eddie Van Halen
  • HomePods compete with wearables
  • What is Apple's most important gift to society? Not what you might think.
  • Are AppleTV+'s new offerings enough to keep you around once your free year is up?

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: EtreCheck
  • Andy's Pick: Online Mail-In Ballot Trackers
  • Rene's Pick: Up Spell
  • Lory's Pick: PeakLife360 Pulse Oximeter

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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Oct 06 2020

2hr 7mins

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Rank #4: MBW 733: The Capybara and the Pumpkin - Epic vs. Apple, Trump vs. TikTok, iPhone 12 Mini

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Epic vs. Apple, Trump vs. TikTok, iPhone 12 Mini

  • US judge puts a stay on TikTok ban
  • Widgetsmith is the top app on the App Store
  • Is the App Store giving people their 30% worth?
  • Judge slaps Epic down; Epic, Spotify, and Tile join forces
  • Everybody hates Apple. Who is suing them or threatening to regulate them now?
  • Why isn't Apple a cloud powerhouse?
  • Apple Buys ScoutFM podcast app and shuts it down
  • How can recommendation engines improve?
  • What we expect from the iPhone 12
  • Are you using Apple Watch sleep tracking?
  • iPhone 12 production is running 24 hours a day
  • iPhone 12 Mini coming this month: what we expect
  • Everything we expect from the iPhone October event
  • The Road to Big Sur - Watch Hands-On Mac!
  • The Ceremonial Feeding of the Capybaras in Japan

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Blacklight realtime website privacy inspector
  • Rene's Pick: ILM Model Work
  • Rene's Pick 2: Sticky Widgets
  • Lory's Pick: Polaroid Mandalorian Edition Camera + Film

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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Sep 30 2020

2hr 30mins

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Rank #5: MBW 732: Victorian Doily Factory - Apple Watch 6 & SE Reviews, Watch Strap Is Too Big

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Apple Watch 6 & SE Reviews, Watch Strap Is Too Big

  • People are saying that Apple Watch Solo Loops are 1-2 sizes too big. Bonus: you have to return the watch and band to get a new one.
  • Rene and Lory both got the new Apple Watch Series 6. Here's what they think!
  • Rene also got the Apple Watch SE. Here is his review.
  • When is Apple Fitness+ coming?
  • When will the iPhone 12 be announced?
  • When is the iPad Air shipping? Should you get it instead of an iPad Pro?
  • Mini LEDs are coming to iPad displays in 2021
  • The best widgets for iOS 14
  • Safari 14 is out. When will we get the rest of Big Sur?
  • Adobe Flash is finally gone! Hallelujah!
  • Billy Crudup wins Apple TV+'s first Emmy
  • Apple TV+ announces High Desert with Patricia Arquette

Tips and Picks

  • Leo's Pick: The Powersharing Series
  • Leo's Pick 2: Jeff Perrin's Speaker Check
  • Lory's Pick: Mandalorian Series 1 soundtrack vinyl collection
  • Andy's Pick: Met Stars Live In Concert - Joyce DiDonato
  • Rene's Pick: New Podcast with Georgia! Apple Talk with Rene & Georgia

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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Sep 23 2020

2hr 24mins

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Rank #6: MBW 731: The New iWatch Is Here! - Apple Watch 6, iPad Air, Apple One, Apple Fitness+

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Apple Watch 6, iPad Air, Apple One, Apple Fitness+

  • iPad Air
  • Apple Silicon is lapping Intel - the A14 5nm, while Intel can't even get to 10nm
  • iPad 8th generation
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Fitness+
  • Apple One
  • Spotify objects to Apple's services bundle
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Nvidia buys ARM: will this affect Apple?
  • Oracle and Walmart will be "Tech partners for TikTok
  • US Customs seizes OnePlus Buds as counterfeit AirPods

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: Zappy: Free Screenshot & Recording Software for macOS
  • Andy's Pick: BluDento BLT-HD
  • Lory's Pick: Hey Grill Hey
  • Doc's Pick: Sabrent Rocket XTRM Q External SSD

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Lory Gil

Guest: Doc Rock

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

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Sep 16 2020

2hr 8mins

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Rank #7: MBW 730: The Battle of the Tim's - Apple Watch Event September 15th, Apple's Massive Stock Drop

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Apple Watch Event September 15th, Apple's massive stock drop.

  • Apple event scheduled for September 15th - likely just for watch and iPad
  • iPhone 12 event coming in October
  • When will we find out about Apple Silicon? And what about Apple Tags?
  • Floating Apple store opens in Singapore this Thursday
  • Apple loses its $2 Trillion status with the largest one day loss of any company ever
  • And what about Apple Tags?
  • New features coming on Apple Watch 6
  • New 'hashflag' for Apple event on Twitter - WTF is a hashflag?
  • Happy Star Trek Day!
  • Apple Watch SE coming this year?
  • Apple countersues Epic
  • Apple says requests for Hong Kong data must come through US DOJ
  • Japanese developers and government are mad at the App Store
  • Apple will delay iOS 14 advertising privacy feature to next year to appease Facebook and advertisers
  • Apple must pay workers for the time they spend having their bags searched before leaving
  • Apple hires Quibi genius for AppleTV
  • Apple, Amazon, and Google still working on new IoT connection standard, coming in 2021
  • Apple Maps launches 3D view of Amsterdam
  • Apple Watch Series 5 out of stock
  • New series from the creator of Song of the Sea coming to AppleTV+

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Get your flu shot!
  • Rene's Pick: Apollo
  • Lory's Pick: Taming the Terminal book
  • Leo's Pick: Mackup

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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Sep 08 2020

1hr 43mins

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Rank #8: MBW 729: The Lighter Side of Wagner - iPhone 12, ARM MacBook, AppleTV+ Free Year Ending

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iPhone 12, ARM MacBook, AppleTV+ Free Year Ending

  • Rene Ritchie unboxes his silver YouTube button
  • Apple vs. Epic: Ridley Scott weighs in
  • Apple announces new App Store guidelines
  • Apple briefly approves adware app Schlayer twice
  • Mariah Carey on AppleTV+ this Christmas
  • What happens when AppleTV+'s free year is up?
  • ARM MacBook will be announced 10/27? Rumors say either 12" Macbook or 13" MacBook Pro will be announced
  • iPhone event coming September 8th or 10th? iPhone 12, Apple Watch 6, and iPad Air to be announced
  • iPhones will be shipped six weeks late
  • Apple Watch 6 will track blood oxygen
  • Smaller Homepod coming
  • iPad Air with TouchID coming
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs. Microsoft Duo
  • iOS 13.7 Beta features app-free Apple/Google contact tracing

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: Patrick Wardle's free security utilities
  • Andy's Pick: Primephonic
  • Rene's Pick: Jordan Harrod
  • Lory's Pick: Horror Trivial Pursuit

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

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Sep 02 2020

2hr 17mins

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Rank #9: MBW 728: Shake 'n Bake and Rice-a-Roni - Apple vs. Epic, Tim Cook's 9th Anniversary, Floating Apple Store Sphere

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Apple vs. Epic, Tim Cook's 9th Anniversary, Floating Apple Store Sphere

  • Apple vs. Epic: judge splits the baby Solomonically.
  • Apple vs. Epic: What is the solution?
  • Apple vs. WordPress: honest mistake, or demands for a vig?
  • From banning apps for bad reasons to poor communication with developers, Apple has many things to fix on the App Store.
  • Tim Cook starts his 10th year as Apple CEO
  • Zuckerberg is whispering in Trump's ear about the evils of TikTok
  • Apple builds the first floating Apple Store in Singapore
  • iOS Public Beta 6 is coming out soon
  • Final Cut Pro update brings social media improvements
  • Apple updates iMovie with new soundtracks and filters
  • Big Sur Beta improvements
  • The future of virtualization looks like gamer nirvana
  • Apple makes some new acquisitions in the AR space
  • Apple announces Apple Music radio
  • AppleTV + Kiera Knightly = The Essex Serpent
  • Lightroom Bug deletes users' photos
  • The best of the Met Opera online
  • The Mousketeers at Walt Disney World is 1977 in its purest form
  • The Star Wars Christmas Special is unwatchably hilarious

Picks of the Week:

  • Leo's Pick: Aerial 2
  • Andy's Pick: Fênetre
  • Rene's Pick: Final Cut Pro
  • Lory's Pick: Nomad Base Station Pro

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

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Aug 26 2020

2hr 12mins

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Rank #10: MBW 727: Most of a Burrito - Epic vs. Apple, Trump vs. WeChat, Apple One

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Epic vs. Apple, Trump vs. WeChat, Apple One

  • Epic vs. Apple: our thoughts
  • Epic is trying to build a coalition of complainants against Apple
  • Apple might lose its iPhone business in China thanks to Trump's fight with WeChat
  • Apple One subscription package will bundle Apple services, but is it a good deal?
  • Apple Music adds country and 80s hits
  • Apple extends warrantees to one year
  • Apple opens third-party repairs to Mac computers
  • Apple releases all the beta updates
  • Don't touch the nano coating!
  • Apple Watch sending COVID warnings to Canadians
  • Apple TV+ bundles with CBS All Access
  • AppleTV+ gets Reese Witherspoon's My Kind of Country
  • Apple made a secret Geiger counter iPod for the US government
  • Untitled Goose Game gets co-op two-player mode

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: Star Wars (and other fandom) Jackets
  • Rene's Pick: AppleCare
  • Lory's Pick: Pad & Quill Copertina

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

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Aug 18 2020

1hr 59mins

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