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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

297 Ratings
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Best podcast

By DRKbadger - Dec 27 2017
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Leo comes off as arrogant but I love the show and wouldn’t want anyone else 😁. My go to podcast.

awesome!

By MacBKin - Jul 13 2014
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great show! Rene, Leo, and Alex really know their stuff!

iTunes Ratings

297 Ratings
Average Ratings
224
20
17
10
26

Best podcast

By DRKbadger - Dec 27 2017
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Leo comes off as arrogant but I love the show and wouldn’t want anyone else 😁. My go to podcast.

awesome!

By MacBKin - Jul 13 2014
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great show! Rene, Leo, and Alex really know their stuff!

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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.

MBW 684: It Has a Smell

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This Week's Stories

  • Apple criticized for its stance on China
  • Rumors abound about the 16-inch MacBook Pro
  • Apple will definitely, certainly, for sure release AR glasses in 2020
  • AirPods Pro coming before Christmas?
  • Apple patents Watch bands with data and power contacts
  • Are you wearing your Apple Watch correctly?
  • Apple Arcade gets Pac-Man
  • Google Photos "bug" lets iPhones save full-quality photos for free
  • Luna Display now lets you use a MacBook as a second monitor


Picks of the Week

  • Mikah's Pick: Muzetto Leather Bag
  • Andy's Pick: USPS Informed Delivery
  • Rene's Pick: Beats Solo Pro
  • Lory's Pick: Dark Mode now available on iMore

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, 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 22 2019

2hr 15mins

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MBW 683: Sick Burn at Budokan

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This Week's Stories

  • Tencent could be watching your iPhone's IP. Here is what that means, and how to opt-out.
  • Pixel Buds take on AirPods
  • Pixel 4 First Impressions: Soli radar could change the game
  • Pixel 4 display first impressions - looks pretty nice
  • Pixel 4 camera: impressive astrophotography
  • iPhone 11 is big in China
  • Apple pulls Hong Kong police tracking app
  • Catalina and iOS 13 install blues
  • Catalyst apps bring iOS apps to Mac
  • Apple TV comes to Roku
  • Apple TV+ launches in-house studio with Masters of the Air

    Picks of the week:
  • Andy's Pick: Notion workspace manager
  • Rene's Pick: Pokemon Fall Events
  • Lory's Pick: Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch

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 16 2019

1hr 57mins

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MBW 682: The Freakin' Beacon of Liberty

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  • This week's stories
    • Hello, Catalina, goodbye, iTunes!
    • RIP 32 Bit Apps
    • Catalyst Apps: iOS apps come to macOS
    • What is "Relocated Items" in Catalina?
    • Security in Catalina: kind of a pain in the butt
    • Dark Mode and Auto Mode in Catalina
    • Gatekeeper in Catalina
    • The iOSification of macOS
    • Goodbye Parental controls, hello Screen Time
    • Catalina lets you control your Mac with your voice
    • Sidecar: now your iPad is an extra monitor for your Mac
    • Find My comes to your Mac
    • So does Reminders
    • Photos redesign is all about "saliency"
    • DriverKit and System Extensions are a big security improvement
    • New APFS improvements in Catalina
    • What to do if your Catalina upgrade gets stuck
    • Please, please back up your Mac before you upgrade to Catalina
    • Activation Lock for Apple T2 Macs
    • Unlock Apps with your Apple Watch
    • Goodbye Bash, hello Z Shell
    • Should we run out and upgrade to Catalina? NO!
    • Apple's Big China Dilemma
  • Picks of the Week
    • Andy's Pick: BBEdit 13
    • Rene's Pick: Fall Watch Bands
    • Lory's Pick: Halloween (the movie) VHS tape throw blanket

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 09 2019

1hr 50mins

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MBW 681: All Curds, No Way

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This Week's Stories

  • iPhone 11 Deep Fusion now available in beta - here's how it works!
  • Checkm8 is an unstoppable boot rom hack for iPhone 4s- iPhone X, but not a full jailbreak - yet
  • OMGCable lightning cable works like any other cable, with the added bonus of hacking you via Wi-Fi!
  • Andy Ihnatko's amazing iPhone 11 photos
  • iPhone 11 settings to get the best possible photos
  • iPhone 11 Pro vs DSLR: which takes the best pictures?
  • Apple releases iOS 13.1.2 to fix what iOS13.1.1 couldn't
  • iOS 13 bug lets 3rd party keyboards send data to the internet without authorization
  • Apple sued for Memoji trademark
  • Apple to release AppleTV+ movies in theaters as Oscar bait
  • Apple will have to pay 25% tariff on Mac Pro Parts
  • (Possible) Apple October Event preview
  • Apple Arcade on Apple TV is a whole different experience
  • Our favorite Apple Watch 5 bands
  • Apple Watch 5 battery life not diminished by always-on display
  • Apple Watch teardown finds bigger battery
  • Apple Wins UN Climate Award
  • Siri and Spotify make up and integrate

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Untitled Goose Game
  • Rene's Pick: Neuralcam
  • Lory's Pick: Celebrate Spooktober with horror movies on sale in iTunes!

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 02 2019

1hr 53mins

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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.

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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.

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 53mins

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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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MBW 687: Alex as a Service

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  • Is AR the future of Apple?
  • Alex Lindsay explains photogrammetry
  • Apple has very specific plans for AR. We just don't know what they are yet.
  • 16-inch MacPro is not ours yet
  • The Mac Pro is the One True Pro
  • Pro Display XDR
  • Apple fixes email bug
  • Apple Health App joins with VA to provide veterans health records on iPhones
  • Is the Apple Card algorithm sexist?

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Lory Gil

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

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Nov 13 2019

2hr 22mins

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MBW 686: Everybody Wants to Kick a Goose

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This Week's Stories

  • Apple Quarterly Earnings report: it's all about the services.
  • Apple names 5 new VPs, including a VP of Acoustics.
  • Apple offers $2.5 Billion to fight the California housing crisis, which apparently makes some people cranky.
  • AirPods Pro review: comfortable, great noise reduction. Pro tip: try the smallest size tips first.
  • People pay more than $700 million annually to replace their lost AirPods.
  • AppleTV+ is the best streaming service out there - if you only judge by the video quality.
  • How to claim your free year of AppleTV+ - maybe even if you don't deserve it.
  • Apple is spending half as much advertising Apple TV+ as the iPhone, which is actually huge.
  • AppleTV+ is pretty good, but the AppleTV app is still terrible.
  • Adobe Photoshop for iPad review: not feature-complete, but still lets you kick geese, which is awesome.
  • Adobe Aero is Adobe's new AR tool for the iPad.

Picks of the Week

  • Mikah's Pick: MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
  • Andy's Pick: Adobe Creative Cloud for Photography
  • Andy's Tip: iPhone Battery Replacement
  • Alex's Pick: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6k
  • Lory's Pick: Mujjo Insulated Touch Screen Gloves

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Andy Ihnatko, Lory Gil, and Alex Lindsay

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

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Nov 06 2019

2hr 27mins

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MBW 685: Hey Boo Boo

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This Week's Stories

  • AirPods Pro arrives tomorrow
  • AirPods Pro noise transparency and active noise cancellation
  • Replacement AirPods Pro will cost $89 each, or $29 with Apple Care+
  • AirPods Pro is all about music, not Siri
  • iOS 13.2 features Siri improvements, HomePod Bricking
  • Apple brings in a new team for its smart home efforts
  • Apple cuts iPhone 11 Max orders - are big phones on the way out?
  • If you still have an iPhone 5, UPDATE NOW!
  • iOS 13.2 brings new emoji and other improvements
  • How Deep Fusion works from an ILM perspective
  • Squirrel pictures are the best way to test phone cameras and fanboy loyalty
  • HomePod gets voice detection and ambient sounds
  • Apple Arcade is still wonderful
  • Game Club brings back early iOS games
  • Apple in discussions to update United SFO terminal

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
  • Lory's Pick: The Lighthouse
  • Andy's Pick: MacBook "Staingate" warranty extension program
  • Mikah's Pick: AWAIR 2nd Generation

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Andy Ihnatko, Lory Gil, and Alex Lindsay

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

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Oct 29 2019

2hr 6mins

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MBW 684: It Has a Smell

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This Week's Stories

  • Apple criticized for its stance on China
  • Rumors abound about the 16-inch MacBook Pro
  • Apple will definitely, certainly, for sure release AR glasses in 2020
  • AirPods Pro coming before Christmas?
  • Apple patents Watch bands with data and power contacts
  • Are you wearing your Apple Watch correctly?
  • Apple Arcade gets Pac-Man
  • Google Photos "bug" lets iPhones save full-quality photos for free
  • Luna Display now lets you use a MacBook as a second monitor


Picks of the Week

  • Mikah's Pick: Muzetto Leather Bag
  • Andy's Pick: USPS Informed Delivery
  • Rene's Pick: Beats Solo Pro
  • Lory's Pick: Dark Mode now available on iMore

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, 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 22 2019

2hr 15mins

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MBW 683: Sick Burn at Budokan

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This Week's Stories

  • Tencent could be watching your iPhone's IP. Here is what that means, and how to opt-out.
  • Pixel Buds take on AirPods
  • Pixel 4 First Impressions: Soli radar could change the game
  • Pixel 4 display first impressions - looks pretty nice
  • Pixel 4 camera: impressive astrophotography
  • iPhone 11 is big in China
  • Apple pulls Hong Kong police tracking app
  • Catalina and iOS 13 install blues
  • Catalyst apps bring iOS apps to Mac
  • Apple TV comes to Roku
  • Apple TV+ launches in-house studio with Masters of the Air

    Picks of the week:
  • Andy's Pick: Notion workspace manager
  • Rene's Pick: Pokemon Fall Events
  • Lory's Pick: Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch

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 16 2019

1hr 57mins

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MBW 682: The Freakin' Beacon of Liberty

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  • This week's stories
    • Hello, Catalina, goodbye, iTunes!
    • RIP 32 Bit Apps
    • Catalyst Apps: iOS apps come to macOS
    • What is "Relocated Items" in Catalina?
    • Security in Catalina: kind of a pain in the butt
    • Dark Mode and Auto Mode in Catalina
    • Gatekeeper in Catalina
    • The iOSification of macOS
    • Goodbye Parental controls, hello Screen Time
    • Catalina lets you control your Mac with your voice
    • Sidecar: now your iPad is an extra monitor for your Mac
    • Find My comes to your Mac
    • So does Reminders
    • Photos redesign is all about "saliency"
    • DriverKit and System Extensions are a big security improvement
    • New APFS improvements in Catalina
    • What to do if your Catalina upgrade gets stuck
    • Please, please back up your Mac before you upgrade to Catalina
    • Activation Lock for Apple T2 Macs
    • Unlock Apps with your Apple Watch
    • Goodbye Bash, hello Z Shell
    • Should we run out and upgrade to Catalina? NO!
    • Apple's Big China Dilemma
  • Picks of the Week
    • Andy's Pick: BBEdit 13
    • Rene's Pick: Fall Watch Bands
    • Lory's Pick: Halloween (the movie) VHS tape throw blanket

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

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

Sponsors:

Oct 09 2019

1hr 50mins

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MBW 681: All Curds, No Way

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This Week's Stories

  • iPhone 11 Deep Fusion now available in beta - here's how it works!
  • Checkm8 is an unstoppable boot rom hack for iPhone 4s- iPhone X, but not a full jailbreak - yet
  • OMGCable lightning cable works like any other cable, with the added bonus of hacking you via Wi-Fi!
  • Andy Ihnatko's amazing iPhone 11 photos
  • iPhone 11 settings to get the best possible photos
  • iPhone 11 Pro vs DSLR: which takes the best pictures?
  • Apple releases iOS 13.1.2 to fix what iOS13.1.1 couldn't
  • iOS 13 bug lets 3rd party keyboards send data to the internet without authorization
  • Apple sued for Memoji trademark
  • Apple to release AppleTV+ movies in theaters as Oscar bait
  • Apple will have to pay 25% tariff on Mac Pro Parts
  • (Possible) Apple October Event preview
  • Apple Arcade on Apple TV is a whole different experience
  • Our favorite Apple Watch 5 bands
  • Apple Watch 5 battery life not diminished by always-on display
  • Apple Watch teardown finds bigger battery
  • Apple Wins UN Climate Award
  • Siri and Spotify make up and integrate

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Untitled Goose Game
  • Rene's Pick: Neuralcam
  • Lory's Pick: Celebrate Spooktober with horror movies on sale in iTunes!

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

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

Sponsors:

Oct 02 2019

1hr 53mins

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