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644 Ratings
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Pretty Great

By MustBeColin - Nov 17 2019
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Conversational, constructive, and not whiney. I really enjoy it.

Back awesome again

By ronniemarshall - Aug 12 2019
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Love this show when it’s Rene, Georgia, & Lori. It’s more about the point of the show.

iTunes Ratings

644 Ratings
Average Ratings
479
61
39
25
40

Pretty Great

By MustBeColin - Nov 17 2019
Read more
Conversational, constructive, and not whiney. I really enjoy it.

Back awesome again

By ronniemarshall - Aug 12 2019
Read more
Love this show when it’s Rene, Georgia, & Lori. It’s more about the point of the show.
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Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 626: Leading the Charge

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Mikah Sargent, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here to talk about all the new hotness from Cupertino! Apple Watch Series 4 has the potential to save lives, but the technology it contains could feed into health anxiety for some people. iPhone XS and XS Max build on the technology from last year's iPhone X, while the XR joins the fray with a more affordable price and some lucious color options.

The gang talk about what they've ordered and what they're still thinking about. Finally, pour one out for Lory's little buddy, iPhone SE!

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Sep 15 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: 635: iPad Snuff Film

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Black Friday is no longer a single day — it's practically an entire month of discounts on Holiday gifts. This week, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are joined in the first half of the show by Jared DiPane from our sister site Thrifter to talk about all the amazing bargains to be had.

The discussion turns to various bits and bobs of Apple news, including the (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for Apple Watch, Rene's thoughts on the inevitability of Mac transition to ARM processors, and using Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon GO.

The crew also have a lengthy conversation about the FUD behind Apple's T2 security chip, repairability of tech products, and the merits of wanton device destruction vs. vivisection in the name of science and education. Dive in!

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Nov 17 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: MacOS Double Entendre

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The new iPod touch may not be for everyone, but Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have a litany of use cases for it as a relatively inexpensive iOS device. They're also really, really hoping for a Mac Pro and 6K Pro display to be announced next week! They've got rumors to share along with some naming ideas for the new versions of Mac OS and iOS.

Apple has responded to anti-competitive claims regarding the App Store, and Rene made a video about 50 people to follow on Twitter during WWDC. Finally, the crew talk about what they know so far regarding Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon Home.

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May 31 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: 634: Monogamous, but switches really fast

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Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie have reviews and fully-baked takes galore of Apple's tasty new trio. They look at MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac mini. Plus, they opine over the design improvements found in Apple Pencil 2. Yum!

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Nov 11 2018

57mins

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Rank #5: Favorite iPhone Hacks

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Georgia Dow and Mikah Sargent talk about Apple's battery recall for some mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro models. If you own one of these machines, they'll help you figure out if your computer is affected. They also discuss the prospect of moving iPhone production out of China to Taiwan — a strategy recommended by Foxconn founder Terry Gou.

If you're looking for some new tips and tricks, check out our favorite iPhone hacks!

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Jun 22 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: 604: Wingardium LumaFusion!

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Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent begin this week's show by chatting about video editing on iPad. Serenity says it feels so good to work in a more tactile way with footage, but the tools can be buggy and aren't as advanced as they could be. The crew also discuss a jailbreak for Nintendo Switch, as well as Nintendo's new Labo project kits.

In addition, SmugMug has purchased Flickr from Yahoo. Longtime users hope this will breathe life into the photo sharing platform. Lory has been checking out Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a role-playing game set in the magical world of our favorite school-age wizards. The game relies on a free-to-play model with in-app purchases. The jury is still out on how much enjoyment you can get from it before raiding your account at Gringotts. All that, and a lot more. Join us!

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Apr 27 2018

49mins

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Rank #7: Apple 2024

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Public betas are here already! Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie have all the details, including why you probably don't want to try them out just yet. But if you do, they're here to help you do it the smart way. They have an exclusive scoop on Apple Card.

The big bombshell this week is that Jony Ive is leaving Apple later this year to form his own design studio. Apple will become one of his primary clients, but how much of his influence will we continue to see in Apple's products going forward?

Finally, Lory and Rene talk about Wizards Unite and how different (and more complex) it is compared to Pokémon Go.

Show Notes and Links:

Public beta stuff: - iOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - iPadOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - macOS Catalina public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore tvOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - Apple increases its self-driving department

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Jun 30 2019

59mins

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Rank #8: Evicted from Emoji Island

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In this diabolical episode, we say goodbye to Mikah Sargent as he embarks on a new journey as host and producer for TWiT. We also take on the controversy behind FaceApp.

In happier news, there are new emoji coming this fall, and a teaser trailer for the Apple TV+ series Snoopy in Space is here.

Mikah, we all love you and will miss you having you as part of the iMore team. You are a star and we know you're going to do great things in Petaluma!

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Jul 19 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: 636: A Big Oopsie

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are the stars of the show this week with a variety of different tech stories. First, Instagram is making it possible to share your stories with only your closest friends. They've also improved the accessibility of the platform by allowing users to provide text descriptions of the images they post. This is similar to a feature Twitter has previously implemented to benefit the visually impaired.

There's huge news in the re-kindled (pun not intended) relationship between Amazon and Apple. Available later this December, Echo devices will support Apple Music.

In less happy news, Marriott says records from 500 million Starwood guests were stolen in a massive data breach. The extent of the information leaked in the breach is still being determined.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League's anti-Semitism and anti-hate summit in New York on December 3rd.

Finally, Mikah and Lory share their gadget picks of the week! Come on in, it's getting cold outside!

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Dec 01 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: I Will Survive

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and an adorable little Ewok/dog have plenty of news to share from the Appleverse! Apple found enough money in their couch cushions to buy the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Additionally, The ECG functionality of Apple Watch is now available to users in Canada, and Apple Card may launch in August.

Paving the way for new phones, iOS 12.4 brings a direct device data migration feature. And rumors continue to percolate about a 16-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard switches.

Show Notes and Links:

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  • Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout.
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Jul 27 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: We Catharted

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here with rumors about a new keyboard deign for future MacBooks. They also debate the merits of a new FaceTime feature in iOS 13 for maintaining eye contact when video chatting. Lastly, are Apple execs giving notes on shows for the Apple TV+ service?

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Jul 05 2019

54mins

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Rank #12: When the cloud is your hammer, everything is your streaming nail

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Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie break down every announcement from Apple's March 2019 event. And there's SOOOOO much to talk about! They discuss: News+, TV+, Apple Card, and Apple Arcade. Plus, in some late breaking news, Apple confirmed that AirPower has been canceled. Pour one out for the multi-device wireless charger that will never be.

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Mar 30 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: 611: Dark Mode IRL

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Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil talk about all the new awesomeness coming in iOS 12, WatchOS 5, and macOS Mojave. They share some favorite features demoed at WWDC and their experiences using the first developer beta.

Don't try this at home, kids! Public betas will be available later this summer. When the time comes, proceed at your own risk — ESPECIALLY on your primary devices! In the meantime, leave it to these daredevils to take the plunge. There are so many great new features and performances tweaks coming soon. Don't miss it!

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Jun 08 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: Cookies -OR- Milk

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What a week! Apple's event has come and gone, and pre-orders are underway. Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie give their initial impressions of Apple Watch Series 5 and iPhone 11. This episode is jam packed with info, and we've barely scratched the surface!

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Sep 13 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Mac Pro OMG!

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Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie talk about Mac Pro and its sweet black and silver accessories. The new Pro Display XDR isn't just for use with Mac Pro, but there are some compatibility issues to be aware before setting your wallet on fire in the name of 32-inch 6K goodness.

'The Morning Show' has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe and SAG, bringing additional recognition to Apple's video streaming service. Speaking of streaming, Apple Music Replay lets you enjoy the music you've listened to most in 2019.

The team also have a few last minute gift ideas!

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Dec 15 2019

1hr

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Rank #16: A Roller Coaster With No Hill

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent ditch Rene and Georgia this week for a one-on-one conversation about the failure of several Samsung Galaxy Fold review units. They also talk about Apple and Qualcomm's settlement in the midst of their ongoing legal battle as Intel exits the 5G smartphone modem business.

WWDC will be here before you know it! The Wonder Twins of tech go through a laundry list of rumored and wishlist features. Finally, Apple has released their 2019 Environmental Responsibility report, and Harry Potter Wizards Unite begins beta testing in New Zealand.

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Apr 20 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #17: iOS Rancho Cucamonga

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Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie do whatever they want, and no one can stop them! They talk about their plans for Star Wars Day and mourn the loss of Peter Mayhew, the 7'3" actor who portrayed Chewbacca.

They also have some updates on right to repair legislation, and loads of rumors about what to expect at WWDC next month. May The Fourth Be With You!

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  • Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout.
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May 03 2019

59mins

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Rank #18: 644: The Saturationing

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Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil deliver a heaping bowl of hot news and rumors to Apple fans this week! First, Rene talks about the secret history of iPhone — two essentially competing teams at Apple working to help the company enter the mobile phone market.

From there, Lory professes her undying love for the 4" iPhone form factor. iPhone SE has been available once again at clearance pricing, but she advocates for a new version with updated internals. #iPhoineSEUnite

The gang also debate the idea of Apple removing Google as the default search engine on their products. Apple News is coming to Canada — earning a fully justifiable "finally"!

There's also rumors and wish lists percolating for an iPad mini 5, and some weird gaming of Spotify listens. Finally, HP has released a laptop wrapped in leather. For real.

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Jan 26 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: 603: Let the Wookiee Win

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The dynamic duo of Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent talk all about the week's news in the Appleverse, including a leak about leaks, how to repair or replace an Apple Watch, and rumors about new Series 4 models.

Speaking of rumors, they also discuss next generation iPhones and speculate about a possible new gold color. Finally, you no longer need expensive AR hardware (or the Millennium Falcon) to play 'Star Wars' holochess. Just your iOS device! Raaaawwwrrrrr!

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Apr 20 2018

51mins

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Rank #20: Finger Acuity Shame

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Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are joined by iMore's own Rebecca Spear for our opening segment about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The gang also review Disney+ and compare its value to TV+ and other services.

The biggest news for Apple users this week is the release of a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Rene attended a media briefing and has a review unit in-hand to share all the changes to this flagship laptop.

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Nov 17 2019

1hr 15mins

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