snobOS

By Nica Montford & Terrance Gaines

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Nica Montford and Terrance Gaines give you the lowdown on news, tips & tricks, and other tech and culture from an Apple fan perspective

Episode Date
But Will It Fold
1:02:14

The Lowdown

Wi-Fi 6E on the iPhone 15

Foldable iPads

iPhone 5S get an update

2nd String

ChatGPT subscription

Netflix password sharing crackdown

Twitter getting into FinTech

For The Culture

Tech-ing While Black: Rediet Abebe

No Black History for Florida

The Hookup

How to force restart your Apple Watch

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Feb 03, 2023
Not So Surprise OS Updates
1:22:40

The Lowdown

OS Updates

New HomePod sounds good, apparently

iPhone 5S get an update

2nd String

Twitter kills 3rd-party clones

Of course Instagram is pushing too many videos

For The Culture

TikToker Keith Lee brings the receipts

The Hookup

Streamline your ‘Mouse’ life

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Jan 27, 2023
Surprise Products
1:19:28

The Lowdown

New M2, M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

New Mac Mini & MacBook Pros

New HomePod

Will Apple ever go back to live in-person events?

2nd String

Instagram rolls out quiet mode

Microsoft lays off 10,000 employees

Will the Metaverse be as important as the smartphone?

For The Culture

Another tech startup grift by a founder of a familiar background

There’s art then there’s the Boston MLK statue

The Hookup

Update your AirPod firmware

Use Siri to restart your devices

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Jan 20, 2023
2023 Apple Predictions
00:54:10

The Lowdown

2022 Predictions Recap

2023 Predictions

2nd String

Toilets to track your vitals

Ohio and New Jersey ban TikTok from government-owned devices

For The Culture

Facial recognition puts innocent Black man in jail over Thanksgiving

The Hookup

How To: Check your Apple Card information without iPhone

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Jan 13, 2023
Keep That to Yourself
1:01:40

The Lowdown

New updates and features from iOS & iPadOS 16.2

2nd String

Tidal launches real-time DJ feature

Instagram launches its BeReal clone

Avoid the latest gift card scam

For The Culture

Nurses fired for running their Social Media mouths

The Hookup

Say ‘Alexa, thank my driver’ to tip them $5 at no extra cost to you

Dec 16, 2022
It's Not Adding Up
00:57:12

The Lowdown

Daily Cash Savings accounts are on the way

iPhone Satellite feature saving lives ALREADY

iPhone Karaoke mode is coming

Possibility that iPhone 16 MUST be USB-C

2nd String

Google to make Chrome lighter on your computer

Ad-supported Disney+ Basic goes live

For The Culture

Lensa app thoughts

Brittney is Free

The Hookup

How to shop BackMarket for quality refurbished Apple gadgets

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Dec 09, 2022
What's Wrong With Saying My Bad?
1:15:54

The Lowdown

Even MORE iOS updates?

Macbook butterfly keyboard users to get paid?

Apple Music’s “answer” to Spotify Unwrapped

Looks who’s on the bash Apple bandwagon now

2nd String

More LastPass hacks

Twitter alternatives are not ready to takeover

For The Culture

Does Jerry Jones actually regret being in that photo?

The Hookup

How to make iPad volume buttons dynamic

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Dec 02, 2022
Help Me, Help You
00:58:03

The Lowdown

Apple SOS Service launches in US & Canada

Is Apple tracking you illegally too?

Oh no…Android sends “reactions” as separate messages to iPhones

2nd String

Audi wants your old tech to make EV batteries

Passive aggressively logout of Netflix devices remotely

Of course Musk is firing employees for talking smack

For The Culture

‘Emancipation’ trailer dropped

The Hookup

Use Gestures to take screenshot on iPad

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Nov 18, 2022
One Too Many Updates
59:37

The Lowdown

New bug fix patches are out for iOS, macOS and iPadOS

Emergency SOS via satellite for iPhone 14 launching later this month

Colorado drivers can now add a license or state ID to Apple Wallet

'Ask Apple' for developers restarts on Nov. 14

2nd String

Are People leaving Twitter for Mastodon? 

Where are all these tech layoffs coming from?

For The Culture

What’s in a Blue Check?

The Hookup

Update your Apple Devices…again


Nov 11, 2022
Use Your Voice
01:03:03

The Lowdown

Apple increases subscription prices

No new Macs this year

$800 Deal in M1 MacBook Pro @ Best Buy

$349 Deal on 4th Gen. iPad Air @ Walmart

2nd String

Possible Twitter “Blue Check” subscription fee

Patreon launches video hosting service

For The Culture

Blame game: Takeoff from rap group Migos killed

The Hookup

Tab groups in Safari

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Nov 04, 2022
Don’t Ef Up The Money
01:11:03

The Lowdown

New Apple Software is out: Our Favs, “meh’s”, and wishlist of new software

iPhones have no choice but to go USB-C

Apple creates bug bounty website

iCloud.com beta website launched

2nd String

Elon Musk reassures Twitter advertisers

TikTok launches gaming platform

For The Culture

Can you avoid Wakanda Forever spoilers?

The Hookup

Take some time to add faces to Apple Photos

Oct 28, 2022
Now, Why am I in it
01:07:41

The Lowdown

New Hardware & Software Press Releases

New Hardware: iPad “Regular” (10th gen) , iPad Pro , Apple TV 4K

New Software Release Date - Oct. 24th: iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, iOS 16.1

2nd String

Zuckerberg says WhatsApp is more private than Apple

Folks are flocking to TikTok for...education?

For The Culture

We don’t talk about Kanye...

The Hookup

How to verify who you’re sending money to

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Oct 21, 2022
Low Vibration Updates
1:00:06

The Lowdown

watchOS 9.0.2 fixes Wallet, Fitness, Spotify bugs and more

iOS 16.0.3 fixes call, microphone, camera, and Mail bugs and more

A bunch of rumored Apple products, but no October event?

Apple Card users to get high-yield savings account?

Crash Detection is sending emergency services to amusement parks?

2nd String

Zuckerberg is watching Apple’s AR/VR pockets

Cali green-lights digital license plates

For The Culture

Low-vibration plates

The Hookup

How to turn off Crash Detection

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Oct 14, 2022
Quick Hits
00:55:17

The Lowdown

Apple Watch knows when you’re pregnant

Possible Apple Watch mic issues

Unfortunately, iPhone crash detection is already being put to work

Possible AirPods Pro 2 battery bug

Matter Smart Home standard officially launches with iOS 16.1 Matter support

2nd String

YouTube is experimenting with more ways to get in your pocket

More ads are coming to Instagram

Zelle fraud is on the rise…and banks don’t care

Elon is back on track to buy Twitter

For The Culture

Joe Biden pardons marijuana felons

The Hookup

How to hide Photos on iPhone

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Oct 07, 2022
Didn’t Know I Needed That
45:36

The Lowdown

2nd gen AirPods Pro Impressions

Does iPhone 14’s satellite-based emergency SOS compare to T-Mobile/SpaceX Starlink?

iPhone reverse charging patents keep coming

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook addresses lack of women in tech, EarPods sales, and AR future

2nd String

Square is working to bring iPhone-like ‘Tap to Pay’ for merchants on Android

For The Culture

Super Bowl 2023 gets a performer…Rihanna

The Hookup

How to enable shutdown/restart chime on iPhone 14

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Sep 30, 2022
The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
01:17:09

The Lowdown

Apple Watch Series 8 already saving lives

iPhone 14 Launch Issues, Issues, & more Issues

iPhone 14 Impressions

Apple Watch Series 8 Impressions

2nd String

Of course… Meta is tracking users anyway

For The Culture

Yay or Nay? Majorettes come to USC

The Hookup

How to enable haptic feedback

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Sep 23, 2022
I'm Mad That You're Mad That They're Mad
01:16:11

The Lowdown

People are downloading iOS 16 faster than iOS 15

Thoughts on new iOS 16

iOS 16.1 to let users delete Wallet app amid antitrust concerns over Apple Pay

Apple Headset patent application describes letting you see invisible and hidden things

2nd String

Ethereum’s software upgrade just went live — here’s what it does

Twitter whistleblower testifies before Senate

For The Culture

Mythical Creatures can’t be Black… Apparently

The Hookup

How to enable Haptic Feedback on iPhone

Sep 16, 2022
Far Out Until Today
01:25:00

Apple ‘Far Out’ Event

AirPods Pro - 2nd generation

Apple Watch - SE | Series 8 | Ultra

iPhone - 14 & 14 Plus | 14 Pro & Pro Max

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Sep 09, 2022
Plus or Max?
51:31

The Lowdown:

Apple Sept 7th “Far Out” Event

Could “Apple Glasses” have a name?

Smart Home: Apple Is The Fastest-Growing Connected Device Company

If you ever bought AppleCare, Apple may owe you some money

2nd String:

Twitter is becoming a podcast app

Crypto.com refunded someone $7.2 million by mistake

Adidas Headphones Announces Self-Charging Wireless Headphones

For The Culture

Quiet Quitting Phenomenon: Isn’t just doing your job?

The Hookup

Set Safari to close tabs automatically to improve performance

Clear Safari Cache to speed up iPhone

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Sep 02, 2022
But... It's a Beta
01:27:05

The Lowdown:

Battery life percentage is back…OK?

Apple doesn’t want any China/Taiwan beef

New and old Apple Card users can get Apple TV promo

Apple Card gave Goldman Sachs TOO much work

2nd String:

Meta hands over user’s data to cops in abortion case

Google has stepped up the pressure to get Apple to adopt RCS

For The Culture

The Breakfast Club is no more?

Another “Better off just saying I love you” marriage Social Media post

The Hookup

Clear Safari Cache to speed up iPhone

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Aug 12, 2022
Making up News
01:01:09

The Lowdown:

Apple delaying iPadOS 16 release to October

Microsoft Teams is finally optimized to run natively on Apple Silicon

Apple Adds Third-Party Browser Support for Apple Pay in Most Recent iOS 16 Beta

2nd String:

TikTok Music’s trademarks spotted in multiple countries, hinting toward global launch plans

More crypto wallets are being hacked and drained

GM’s hands-free Super Cruise tech just got a major upgrade

For the Culture:

Texas scientists reanimate spiders… Are people next?

The Hookup

Cmd + shift + T to reopen closed Chrome tabs on Mac

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Aug 05, 2022
This Is Not What We Want
00:55:00

The Lowdown:

Users are claiming terrible battery life after iOS 15.6 Update

Latest iOS 16 Beta 4 addresses edit and unsend message concerns

iCloud Keychain 2FA codes can be used in Windows

2nd String:

ANOTHER streaming service…but now it’s the NFL

CEO puts out video of evolution of Instagram

For The Culture

When trying to be profound and deep goes wrong

The Hookup

Shortcut to copy and share original web URL’s from Apple News by @jakebatham

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Jul 29, 2022
Episode 181: Macs Get Hacked Too
53:24

The Lowdown:

Faulty ‘butterfly’ keyboard gets $50M payout

No More Ted Lasso After Season 3

Lockdown Mode would be a prime use case for new ‘CloudMensis’ malware

New Apple OS Updates

2nd String

Google trying 1 up Apple in the AR game

Alaska Airlines will let flyers use digital bag tags to save time and paper

For The Culture

Are Text Messages Really Gone after they are deleted? Secret Service seems to hope so

The Hookup

Do your Apple Updates

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Jul 22, 2022
Episode 180: Beta Get It Now
00:54:00

The Lowdown:

These “How to…” iOS 16 articles are bugging me…IT AIN’T EVEN OUT YET!

BUT…the Apple Public Betas dropped this week

iOS 16 | iPadOS 16 | watchOS 9 | macOS (Ventura)

2nd String:

Amazon Prime Day(s) buys

Dating apps gets expanded background check features 

Manage your links on the upcoming Linktree app

For The Culture

Snapchat, Google & Will & Jada partner to pay Black Content Creators

The Hookup

Share Shortcuts with family, then create per device Automations

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Jul 15, 2022
Episode 179: You Gon' Take These Tokens
1:23:55

The Lowdown:

New developer betas rolling out today

M2 MacBook Air pre-orders gets date

Apple Announces New Lockdown Mode to Fight the Next Pegasus Spyware

2nd String:

Amazon Prime subscribers get a year of Grubhub Plus for free

Google Eases Ad Restrictions for Abortion Pill Providers After Roe

Voyager Account Holders Likely Won’t Get All Their Crypto Back

For the Culture:

Where does accountability begin and end? TikTok sued over algorithm

The Hookup:

Reminders & Siri trick: ”Remind me about this…”

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Jul 08, 2022
Episode 178: Break 'Em Off A Little Something, Something
01:05:20

Welcome to Episode 178 of the snobOS Podcast! 

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The Lowdown: 

Don’t update your HomeKit-hubbed iPad

Newly unionized retail employees ready negotiate with Apple

T-Mobile not even trying to sell iPhone users data

2nd String:

Amazon limits Plan-B pill purchases

Meta to remove Facebook and Instagram posts concerning Abortion Pills

To delete TikTok, not to delete TikTok

For the Culture:

”Till my Baby’s born” Verzuz

The Hookup: 

NFC tags for Shortcut automations

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Jul 01, 2022
Episode 177: All The Engineering Ladies, All The Engineering Ladies
53:46

Are last year’s M1 Pro and M1 Pro chips faster than the new M2 chip?

Tim Cook says ‘stay tuned’ for Apple’s AR headset

Apple’s Automatic Verification will help us escape from annoying CAPTCHAs

AirTag helps man find “lost” luggage…in a sea of “lost” luggage

2nd String:

Is Instagram’s age-verifiying face analysis just for show?

Apple bows out of joining Metaverse Standards group…We wonder why?

For the Culture:

Is Alexa’s feature that uses AI to mimic the voice of your dead loved ones a bridge too far?

The Hookup:

Backmarket is the place for refurbished tech gadgets…specifically Apple gadgets.

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Jun 24, 2022
Episode 176: So You Thought
00:48:44

Welcome to Episode 175 of the snobOS Podcast! 

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The Lowdown: 

Stage Manager only coming to M1 iPads?

Apple Pay Later

DOES have a max buying limit

Apple to use your Apple ID to prevent fraud

Apple hopes 5G can expand Apple Clips usage

2nd String: 

Digital (subscription based) license plates are coming to Michigan

Is Gmail’s AI biased, or are folks just TIRED of the GOP campaign emails

For the Culture: 

“Soft Launching” on Social Media is a thing?

The Hookup: 

How to automate your home with Brilliant Smart Home Control Panel

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Jun 17, 2022
Episode 175: No Reality For You
52:41

The Lowdown: 

We go over all our favorite hardware, software & services that was announced at this year’s WWDC Keynote

iOS 16

iPadOS 16

watchOS 9

macOS 13 Ventura

M2 Chip, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

We also discuss our overall takeaways and most unexpected part of the Keynote, in addition to what could be announced this fall.

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Jun 10, 2022
Episode 174: Rumors Be Gone
1:06:58

Welcome to Episode 174 of the snobOS Podcast! 

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The Lowdown: 

The iOS Automatic Updates feature does NOT push updates ASAP?

Difference between Apple Card and Apple Account Card

Woman confronts retail employee after tracking AirPods to Apple Store

2nd String: 

Slack makes pronouncing your coworkers name easier

Instagram adds Amber Alerts

Ford has started delivering F150 Lightning electric truck

For the Culture: 

Employees press Salesforce to cut ties with NRA

The Hookup: 

How to fight the mosquitos with technology

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Jun 03, 2022
Episode 173: Enough Is Never Enough
00:52:21

Welcome to Episode 173 of the snobOS Podcast! 

The Lowdown: 

Apple intensifies COVID-19 protocols for WWDC 2022 attendees

iPhone Driver's License Feature in Wallet App Now Available in Maryland

Apple's iPhone emergency SOS saves woman from attempted rape

Apple Music now available as built-in audio player on Waze

2nd String: 

DuckDuckGo caught giving Microsoft permission for trackers despite strong privacy reputation

Clearview AI Fined $9.4 Million In U.K. For Illegal Facial Recognition Database. Naturally its going to tracking kids

Google claims 'unprecedented photorealism' from its new text-to-image AI

For the Culture: 

Can’t we have anything - The colonization of Juneteenth. Walmart got Ice Cream, clothes with white folks in them, wine, & paper decorations

The Hookup: 

How to put an iPhone call on hold: When you’re on a call on your iPhone, just press and hold the mute button for a couple of seconds until it changes to hold. This mutes BOTH yourself and the caller during a call

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May 27, 2022
Episode 172: Wrap That iPhone Up
00:55:17

Welcome to Episode 172 of the snobOS Podcast! 

The Lowdown: 

(Another) important iOS update 

May have fixed an Apple Wallet transactions bug

Apple ‘Tap to Pay’ in action

Video of transaction

Ohio to make AirTag tracking criminal

New legislation would prohibit people from installing trackers on another person's property without consent.

To [iPhone case], or not to [iPhone case], that is the question

2nd String: 

Musk tryna moonwalk out of Twitter purchase

Musk was right (for a change) - Twitter is unintentionally “manipulating” you

Amazon is finally “paying” you for the data it steals from you

For the Culture: 

Google announces ‘Monk Scale’ to better classify different skin tones

The Hookup: 

TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Router

Take your secure home network with you

Roku 4K Streaming Stick

Take your home entertainment with out

Use Roku remote to control hotel TV

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May 20, 2022
Episode 171: Foreshadowing
1:01:43

The Lowdown: 

So long iPod

New AirPods firmware

New Apple food subscription?

2nd String: 

AT&T adds mobile emergency location services

Texas forces Instagram to remove filters

Tech companies are downsizing to prep for???

For the Culture: 

Difficulties of Black folks in non-traditional sports: Miles Rowe Racing

The Hookup: 

A bidet will change your life

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May 13, 2022
Episode 170: Twitter Fingers Gone Wild
00:48:30

Welcome to Episode 170 of the snobOS Podcast! 

The Lowdown: 

Free AirPods Pro replacement?
More people are switching to iPhone from Android

2nd String: 

Update Google Chrome browser
Of course Echo devices are listening to sell you stuff

For the Culture: 

Beats launches paid creators course for Black HBCU students
Stop playing with celebs on the Internet

The Hookup: 

Press sleep/wake button to quickly end iOS screen recording

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May 06, 2022
Episode 169: You Love to See It
01:10:16

The Lowdown: 

Apple seeds third developer Betas

Apple says fix your own damn phones

More patents for Apple AR/VR capabilities

2nd String: 

Google makes it easier to use productivity suite

Twitch cuts streamer revenue share

Biden clamps down on drone usage

For the Culture: 

Twitter -  Are you staying or leaving?

The Hookup: 

Apple Scan text feature really works

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Apr 29, 2022
Episode 168: Who Got the Link Up
01:11:44

Welcome to Episode 168 of the snobOS Podcast! 

The Lowdown: 

iPhone 14 Leaks?

Satellite connectivity (emergency services)

Faster USB 3.0 Lightning connector (Pro model)

Notch replaced by “hole punches” for sensors/camera

Fired Apple Whistleblower can’t quit her Mac

2nd String: 

Google FINALLY drops Switch to Android app

Charging hardware no longer included with Tesla purchase

Tesla nabs CYBERBACKPACK trademark out from under inventor

For the Culture: 

$500 Wedding: Changing wedding trends or ploy for viral moment

The Hookup: 

Use pinch gestures to copy/paste between your iPhone and iPad (Pictures, Notes, Messages)

Copy: Pinch in with three fingers

Paste: Pinch out with three fingers

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Apr 22, 2022
Episode 167: It’s Giving Hypocrisy
1:04:29

The Lowdown: 

WWDC 2022 dates announced

Apple’s App Tracking Transparency crackdown estimated to cost Facebook another $13 billion in 2022

Apple AirTags Are The Secret Sauce In New Samsara Tag Smart Carry-On

2nd String: 

Twitter will finally let you ‘unmention’ yourself in tweets

Meta wants half your metaverse revenue as it decries Apple’s 30% App Store cut

For the Culture: 

Twitter -  Elon Musk shenanigans & more shenanigans.

The Hookup: 

Turo carsharing app - Used it for family road-trip vehicle

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Apr 15, 2022
Episode 166: Pocket Money
00:46:58

Welcome to Episode 166 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown:

Apple to rent iPhones?

Apple iPhone Key makes it to Kia & Genesis models

OG iCloud users awarded $14.8m class action settlement

2nd String:

Get an NYC taxi on Uber?

WhatsApp users may see iMessage reactions too

For The Culture:

Pastor “complains” about un-housed people with iPhones

The Hook Up:

Scannable app - Best iPhone document scanner

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Apr 01, 2022
Episode 165: If I Wasn't Affected, It Didn't Happen
00:52:56

Welcome to Episode 165 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: Apple’s Digital Driver’s Licenses go live in Arizona. Apple Card goes international with Credit Kudos acquisition. Apple’s iCloud services goes down (again)?

2nd String: Microsoft confirms LAPSUS$ hack

For the Culture: She Did That - Camille Hearst. SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

No Hookup this week. 

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Mar 25, 2022
Episode 164: Return to Park
01:00:49

Welcome to Episode 164 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown:

iOS 15.4 Dropped

Apple Park evacuated

2nd String:

Instagram Parental Controls roll out in US

Microsoft makes Office 365 “remote friendly”

For The Culture:

Women’s History Month segment ‘She Did That’ - Kathryn Finney

Ralph Lauren’s new HBCU fashions

The Hook Up:

iOS 15.4 Universal Control

Work Between Mac & iPad seamlessly

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Mar 18, 2022
Episode 163: Peak Discretion
00:57:10

Welcome to Episode 163 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We recap Apple’s ‘Peak Performance’ Event:

Friday Night Baseball coming to Apple TV+

New iPhone 13 colors

Upgraded iPhone SE

M1 Ultra chip reveal

Studio Mac (Mini) and Studio Display reveal

New iPad Air reveal

2nd String: Spotify & Discord outage (Google Cloud’s fault)

For the Culture: Women’s History Month segment She Did That’ - Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson. Black Panther director Ryan Google accused of discreetly robbing his own bank account.

The Hookup: Get rid of all traces of software on your Mac with AppCleaner

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Mar 11, 2022
Episode 162: The Hassle Continues
00:38:40

Welcome to Episode 162 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown:

FaceID is the future for iPhone

No under-screen TouchID or front-facing cameras

Apple Stores drops customer mask requirement

Apple will no longer require customers to wear masks in a number of Apple stores across the US, including in Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and other states that have recently dropped local mask mandates

Employees at Apple stores will still be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status

2nd String:

Untag yourself from Twitter conversations

For The Culture:

Teching While Black: Paul Judge

Atlanta's 'Godfather of Tech' -  Entrepreneur. Investor.  Inventor.

Co-Founder & Partner of TechSquare Labs, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Pindrop, Partner of AC3, Atlanta's hip-hop centric music festival, and Partner of Judge Ventures

Invested in over 60 technology startups

Holds approximately 30 patented or patent-pending technologies in computer security

Commencement speaker for The Georgia Institute of Technology Class of 2021 ceremony (dual Tech alumna MS/PhD)

Tinder Swindler is working on a dating show?

The Hook Up:

Track your goals with the Countdown app

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Feb 25, 2022
Episode 161: Them's The Rules
00:57:55

Welcome to Episode 161 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown:

Apple Event Reportedly Scheduled for March 8

NY AG issues AirTags warning

2nd String:

Worse than we thought: Spotify's deal with Joe Rogan is reportedly worth at least $200 million

IRS requiring face scan to file taxes, but backtracks after uproar

For The Culture:

Teching While Black: Angie Jones

1st Black Female Java Champion (there are only 299 java champions globally)

Global Vice President of Developer Relations (Decentralized Finance Division) at Block

International speaker and instructor of test automation techniques and strategies

Inventor with 25 patented inventions in both the US and China

CEO, Diva Chix - online community for girls and women in gaming

Thems the Rules: Olympic rules seem to change based on individuals

The Hook Up:

American Express cardholders get 2 free months of Future Fit app

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Feb 19, 2022
Episode 160: A Shine Deferred
00:51:29

Welcome to Episode 160 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple is turning iPhones into POS machines, more benefits for Apple retail employees, and should Apple buy Peloton.

2nd String: We talk Twitter’s 2FA service is snitching on users.

For The Culture: We talk Tech-ing While Black: Vanessa Wyche and NBC and Leslie Jones.

The Hook Up: We talk how to swipe on URL bar to switch between iPhone Safari Tabs.

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Feb 11, 2022
Episode 159: Outro
00:59:35

The Lowdown: The Apple ecosystem is ready for BHM. New round of Apple Patents granted. FaceID with Mask comes to iOS 15 beta.

2nd String: The New York Times Buys Wordle. Google Messages starts rolling out iMessage reactions.

For the Culture: Teching While Black - Brian Fox. Biden keeps campaign promise to nominate Black Woman for SCOTUS and the people are mad

The Hookup: Update to watchOS 8.4.1 to fix iMessage sync issues.

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Feb 04, 2022
Episode 158: Self Care Time
00:51:35

Welcome to Episode 158 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iOS 15.3 patches Safari exploit, pink iPhone 13 Screen Issue, and possibility of the Apple SmartStrap.

2nd String: We talk haters are trying to mess up Wordle, free Google Workspace going bye-bye, and AirCar could be here in the near future.

For The Culture: We talk Cardi B fights and wins against YouTube vlogger.

The Hook Up: We talk how to add captions to your iPhone Photos.

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Jan 28, 2022
Episode 157: Spit Happens
59:39

Welcome to Episode 157 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: 2021 Tech predictions recap. Apple purges Wordle clones. AirPods 3 Firmware update. Bye-bye noise-cancellation. Apple AR/VR faces delays.

2nd String: Sketchy C-Band 5G Roll out. Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B.

For the Culture: Mike Todd - When performative ministry goes wrong

The Hookup: How to get your free COVID tests

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Jan 21, 2022
Episode 156: 2022 Apple Predictions
00:57:53

Welcome to Episode 156 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iPhone turns 15, iOS 15.2.1 Update, Apple Polishing Cloth back in stock, and Google beefing with Apple over iMessage.

Apple Predictions: We talk specifically about the tech we expect or not expect to see from Apple for this year.

The Hook Up: We talk how to (the only way) to listen to lossless audio on AirPods Max and the hardware one and two you’ll need.

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Jan 14, 2022
Episode 155: Best of 2021 and Then Some
1:14:55

For our last episode of the year, we give you our best (and the worst) picks of 2021 in the following categories:

New Apple Tech

New Apple Feature

Overall Tech/Innovation

Tech Headline/Story

Binge TV show

Movie

Viral Moment

Cultural Moment

Verzuz Battle

Album

Biggest Surprise

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Dec 23, 2021
Episode 154: Not 'That' Kind of Show
00:48:50

Welcome to Episode 154 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iOS 15.2 released this week, AirPods Firmware Update, Apple Watch w/Fall Detection saving lives, and “Dangerous” Apple Watch screens bring Class action lawsuit.

2nd String: We talk previewing WhatsApp voice messages before sending and NFT sold for $3,000 INSTEAD of $300,000.

For The Culture: We talk Bride’s NSFW dance.

The Hook Up: We talk how to set up Your iPhone Legacy Contacts.

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Dec 17, 2021
Episode 153: What’s REALLY Important
00:57:40

The Lowdown: Judge lets Apple procrastinate against Epic. Apple OS updates are incoming. Rumor mill is spreading 2022 Apple product drops

2nd String: AWS took the Internet down. Verizon sleazily forces customers to opt out of data sharing…again. 

For the Culture: Folks are REACHING to find VP Kamala Harris drama. 

The Hookup: It’s time to archive (not backup) the files on your computer

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Dec 10, 2021
Episode 152: But Did It Charge
00:53:13

Welcome to Episode 152 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk new MacBook Pro charging issues, Apple offers Mac upgrade program to Business Partners, Apple Delays Adding Driver’s License to Wallet, AirPower Mat might not be dead yet, and Apple will notify “you” if spyware has been installed on your iPhone.

2nd String: We talk Twitter co-founder @Jack steps down and debt collectors can now slide in your DM’s.

For The Culture: We talk is Black Twitter the new “Green Book”?

The Hook Up: We talk how to protect your phone from unknown AirTags for iPhone and Android.

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Dec 03, 2021
Episode 151: Gift Cards are Wack
41:44

The Lowdown: Apple Black Friday/Cyber Monday “deals”? Apple sub contracting Self Repair Service. 

2nd String: Google Messages to get iMessage reactions support. Tile and Life360 merge to take on AirTag/Find My service. 

For the Culture: Black Tech Twitter meltdown

The Hookup: Disable Group Messaging before sending Happy Thanksgiving texts

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Nov 24, 2021
Episode 150: Be Careful What You Ask For
01:00:09

Welcome to Episode 150 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk replacing your iPhone 13 screen without breaking FaceID, Apple to let consumers fix their own devices, and can’t use Apple Pay with closed MacBook Lid.

2nd String: We talk YouTube ditches “dislike” counter on videos, Instagram makes tipping available to more users, and Ring Video Doorbell enables package delivery alerts.

For The Culture: We talk Fintech startup looks to close the racial wealth gap with automated stock market portfolios.

The Hook Up: We talk how to add Memoji response to Mac login screen

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Nov 19, 2021
Episode 149: Free Ain't Always Free
00:59:23

The Lowdown: App Store is forced to add third-party payments. Is Apple REALLY looking at crypto? Get more MacBook ports with Satechi's Pro Hub Mini. Twitter Blue add paid features. Folks are now complaining about more ports. Apple adds 0% financing to more products because people can’t read.

2nd String: Microsoft moving to metaverse? UK Supreme Court sides with Google for a change. 

For the Culture: ‘Grand Opening, Grand closing’. Jay-Z gets on, then hops off Instagram. 

The Hookup: Lume Cube Edge Light

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Nov 12, 2021
Episode 148: The Hub Hubbub
00:55:17

Welcome to Episode 148 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk tvOS 15.1.1 update, macOS Monterey users face USB-C hub compatibility issues, Apple offers insight into why MacBook Pro doesn’t have Face ID or Touchscreen, and Apple is extending return policy for the holidays.

2nd String: We talk Twitter and Instagram make up and allow IG image previews on timeline, Palm Buds Pro are a thing, Roblox outage NOT related to $1Mil Chipotle giveaway, and Zillow shutting down home-flipping business.

For The Culture: We talk can’t get right - The Fugees postpone reunion tour ‘til 2022.

The Hook Up: We talk how to add Shortcut that quickly lets you download Twitter memes.

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Nov 05, 2021
Episode 147: USB-C What Had Happened Was
01:19:36

The Lowdown: iOS 15.1/MacBook M1 Pro/macOS Monterey 1st impressions. Apple Q4 Earnings. Apple grows even more earth and people conscious.

2nd String: Facebook KNOWS folks it has a young-folks problem. Google gives more social power back to kids.

For The Culture: Study shows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle victims of coordinated social media attacks

The Hook Up: Make sure your peripherals are ready for USB-C M1 MacBook Pros with Anker USB-C Hub.

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Oct 29, 2021
Episode 146: It's Finally Here
01:01:19

Welcome to Episode 146 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple ’Unleashed’ Event recap and macOS Monterey arrives on October 25th.

2nd String: We talk Palm ’creeping’ on a possible come[back]’ with wireless earbuds, Instagram will FINALLY let users post from a computer, and Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro smartphone announced.

For The Culture: We talk about the potential of “The Great [Social Media] Migration” with the latest changes from Instagram and TikTok.

The Hook Up: We talk how to quickly enter email addresses using iOS text replacement.

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Oct 22, 2021
Episode 145: The [M1X MacBook Pro Wait] is Over Now
1:25:22

Welcome to Episode 144 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: iOS 15.0.2 Fixes MORE bugs. Apple Watch 7 Reviews are in. Apple Announces October “Unleashed” Event. Apple drops iOS 15.1 beta 4 and 10th macOS Monterey beta.

2nd String: Blue Origin goes back up again…with Captain Kirk this time. Instagram adds scheduling and ‘practice mode’ features for Live creators. Google is launching (another) podcasting service. ISO standardizes Mobile Driver’s License.

For The Culture: The Gruden Report: Leaving no one offended behind.

The Hook Up: How to use AR walking directions in Apple Maps.

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Oct 15, 2021
Episode 144: Ask Me Next Week
01:05:34

Welcome to Episode 144 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Steve Jobs takes over Apple’s homepage, Apple Watch 7 pre-orders start Oct. 8th, iOS 15.0.1 Fixes iPhone Unlock with Apple Watch bug, and UK researchers find Apple Pay Transit exploit.

2nd String: We talk Windows 11 rolls out this week, Facebook, IG, WhatsApp goes DOWN down - Users flock to Twitter, and Facebook outage comes AFTER FB whistleblower spills the beans.

For The Culture: We talk ESPN personality Sage Steele heats up web with comments on sexuality and racial identity.

The Hook Up: We talk setting up separation alerts for your Apple devices.

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Oct 08, 2021
Episode 142: It can happen to the best of us
01:10:25

Welcome to Episode 142 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple pre-order issues and iOS/iPadOS 15 favorite features.

2nd String: We talk kids (and adults) are getting scammed on mobile payment apps and DoorDash launches alcohol delivery service.

For The Culture: We talk The Fugees reunite for ‘The Score’ 25th Anniversary Tour.

The Hook Up: We talk how to Shipping tracker Siri Shortcut and sell your old gadgets on Decluttr.

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Oct 07, 2021
Episode 143: We JUST got the iPhone 13
01:04:07

The Lowdown: iPhone 13 1st impressions. iOS 15.1 Beta released.

2nd String: Amazon Astro. Google search upgrades.

For the Culture: R. Kelly convicted…Can we believe Black women now?

The Hookup: iOS 15 2-Factor Authenticator

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Oct 01, 2021
Episode 141: Update your old and busted before you buy new hotness
00:46:29

The Lowdown: September Apple Event recap. Overall event/device Impressions

For The Culture: JaRule #Verzuz Fat Joe Recap

The Hook Up: Update to the latest iOS/iPadOS, watchOS, macOS to avoid zero-click spyware

IOS 15 drops September 20th

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Sep 17, 2021
Episode 140: It's Apple-tember!
00:43:15

Welcome to Episode 140 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple September event is official, possible Apple Watch 7 Delays, and Drake topples Kanye’s Apple Music Streaming record.

2nd String: We talk Howard University attacked by ransomware and seems people are staying on TikTok longer than YouTube.

For The Culture: We talk Facebook apologizes for “primate” label it attached to Black men.

The Hook Up: We talk how to force lock your iPhone.

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Sep 10, 2021
Episode 139: Apple is Slackin
01:09:59

The Lowdown: Apple blocking equity pay Slack channels. Georgia first to adopt Apple digital Driver’s Licenses. Twitter launch Super Follows on iOS.

2nd String: LinkedIn nixes Stories feature for more robust video features? Google making their own ARM chips? Twitter to block negativity with ’Safety Mode’

For the Culture: Elijah McClain - Accountability soon come for police? 

The Hookup: Get those iPhone photos on your walls with Keepsake

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Sep 03, 2021
Episode 138: Fat Joe Logic
01:09:59

Welcome to Episode 138 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iCloud+ beta with custom domains now available, Tim Cook’s 10 year anniversary at Apple, and employees not coming back to Apple Park until January.

2nd String: We talk Instagram to let anyone add links to Stories with stickers and SpaceX ships 100,000 Starlink broadband terminals to users.

For The Culture: We talk OnlyFans does an about-face on banning Pornography and Sha’Carri places 9th in track meet.

The Hook Up: We talk CashApp does stock trading and Bitcoin.

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Aug 27, 2021
Episode 137: Humans are Trash
1:20:24

The Lowdown: Another Safari change in iOS 15 beta. How to beat Face ID in Afghanistan. Apple nixes SharePlay in iOS 15? Apple Watch could tell you to drink more water. Double-agent leaker has beef with Apple.

2nd String: Pinterest adding hair texture search filters. T-Mobile breached (Again). App to help Gen-Z avoid oversharing. 

For the Culture: Lizzo attacked on Social Media (again). Untold - Malice at the Palace recap

The Hookup: Freeze your credit

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Aug 20, 2021
Episode 136: That's The Point
01:11:18

Welcome to Episode 136 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Mystery macOS Big Sur update, Apple Cash now supports MasterCard Debit Instant transfers, Microsoft to end OneDrive sync support for certain Macs, Apple online store redesign, iPhone 13 rumors, and Apple holds its ground against photo scanning tech opposition.

2nd String: We talk Google steps up privacy and protection for minors and Amazon steps in to facilitate defective product complaints.

For The Culture: We talk De La Soul is back and DaBaby removes apology from Instagram.

The Hook Up: We talk devices and services works as advertised: Biometric Cabinet lock and GoGetVax digital vaccination card.

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Aug 13, 2021
Episode 135: Don't Get Bit
1:06:22

The Lowdown: Apple now selling standalone Touch ID Magic Keyboard. Apple releases Safari Technology Preview. Apple expands Digital ID’s for college kids. Apple expands self-driving fleet.

2nd String: Zoom owes $28 Million after lying about encryption security. WhatsApp gets ‘View Once’ disappearing messages. 

For the Culture: Twitter users turn outgoing Fleets feature into “FleetNik”. DaBady issues (another) apology after getting dropped from multiple events.

The Hookup: Biometric Cabinet Lock from Amazon

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Aug 06, 2021
Episode 134: Loud & Wrong
00:48:44

Welcome to Episode 134 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iOS 14.7.1 update, iOS 15 to consider weather when suggesting driving routes, and recent patent grant points to in-screen Touch ID possibly coming to future iPhones.

2nd String: We talk Instagram launching new features to tighten security around teen users, FAA rolls out new mandatory test for drone pilots, and Fintech startup Landis raises $165m to help make home ownership more accessible.

For The Culture: We talk Dipset #VERZUZ The Locs: Live audience in New York on August 3 and Da Baby’s homophobic and misogynist rant at Rolling Loud.

The Hook Up: We talk How To: Update to iOS 14.7.1

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Jul 30, 2021
Episode 133: Ask and Ye Shall Receive
57:17

The Lowdown: Twitter Testing “dislike” button for iOS. Apple releases macOS 11.5, iOS/iPadOS 14.7. Issues with Apple Watch Unlock after iOS 14.7 update. 

2nd String: Clubhouse no longer invite-only as 10 million people are waiting to get in. Ayinde Alokoye drops NEDL ‘live radio’ platform for Black creatives. 

For the Culture: Too Little, Too Late? Rep. leaders now calling for people to get vaccine

The Hookup: Get your free, secure, verified vaccine passport on your phone at gogetvax.com

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Jul 23, 2021
Episode 132: Stand Up In It
00:53:54

Welcome to Episode 132 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple releases MagSafe battery pack for iPhone, possible “Buy now, pay later” Apple Card program, and iPhone users can now change who can reply their old tweets.

2nd String: We talk Google testing ask for photos feature and billionaire space race.

For The Culture: We talk Da Baby was he teaching valuable lessons on greed, or embarrassing kids for the gram?

The Hook Up: We talk How To: Clear Safari Cache for faster browsing.

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Jul 16, 2021
Episode 131: Apple Guinea Pig Season
1:15:41

The Lowdown: Apple releases iOS/iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 & macOS Monterey public betas. Things to consider before you join a public beta. Apple requires employee to wear body cams?

2nd String: GitHub wants to read developers minds. Microchip manicures? Windows 11 preview.

For the Culture: Keith Sweat #Verzuz Bobby Brown. ‘Pill Cosby’ released from prison. 

The Hookup: How to use Quicktime to display your iPhone screen on a Mac

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Jul 02, 2021
Episode 130: Face Swap Loading
00:56:38

Welcome to Episode 130 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iOS 15 to bring better photo printing, Apple launches Podcast Subscriptions, and possible new Mac release timeframe.

2nd String: We talk Amazon Prime Day(s) pickup, Verizon is dishing out vaccinated deals, Voila app photo data privacy policy.

For The Culture: We talk Chrissy Tiegen old Twitter comments comeback to light.

The Hook Up: We talk How To: Register for Online Summer Camp for kids.

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Jun 25, 2021
Episode 128: The Podcast for WWDC Snobs
1:35:21

The WWDC Lowdown on:

* iOS15

* iPadOS 15

* watchOS 8

* macOS Monterey

* Mail

* iCloud+

* Health

* AirPods

* HomeKit

* Developer Tech

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Jun 11, 2021
Episode 128: Mind Your Business
01:00:30

Welcome to Episode 128 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple Card outage, iOS 14.6 causing excessive battery drains with some users, AirTags not designed to recover stolen items, and Apple to open more retail stores.

2nd String: We talk Dogecoin value improves with Coinbase support and Trump blog fails.

For The Culture: We talk Bonnet wars.

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Jun 04, 2021
Episode 127: The More Things Change...
1:16:49

May 28, 2021
Episode 126: Caught Slipping
00:56:38

Welcome to Episode 126 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk possible Apple release of Beats Studio Buds, Apple to add Hi-Fi music to streaming Library, and 96% of iOS users are opting out of tracking.

2nd String: We talk Google smartphone camera to better predict darker skin and Google to release “quick delete” button for your search history.

For The Culture: We talk Bill and Melinda Gates.

The Hook Up: How To: Use Aqara with HomeKit.

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May 21, 2021
125: Tip Drill
01:26:08

The Lowdown: Apple AirTag - Everything You Need to Know. Apple Developer Academy expands to Detroit and Korea. ‘Authenticator’ - 2FA app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. New MacBook Air renders to possibly get colorful and new look. 

2nd String: Twitter Tip Jar rolls out to select users. LG to close its mobile phone doors. T-Pain and Mark Zuckerburg workshop better DM features on IG Live. Colonial Pipeline hack reveals Ransomware-as-a-service strategy. 

For the Culture: Of course people are hoarding gas. Xscape #Verzuz SWV. 

The Hookup: Right to Repair - How to fix your Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

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May 14, 2021
Episode 124: New Wave
01:04:16

Welcome to Episode 124 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk time to update your Apple devices… again, AirTags can’t be added to Family Sharing , and Apple and Epic goes court.

2nd String: We talk Facebook has resorted to “threats” in order to get your data, Sotheby’s to accept crypto for Banksy artwork auction, Twitter’s Clubhouse competitor, Spaces, opens up to anyone with 600+ followers, Skydio shipping enterprise drones at 10,999/piece, and Uber committed to have fully electric car by 2030.

For The Culture: We talk scientist who leaves problematic Google AI to join Apple.

The Hook Up: How To: Classify non-Apple Bluetooth Devices on your Apple Watch

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May 07, 2021
Episode 123: Code-Switching Siri
1:14:33

Welcome to Episode 123 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: iOS 14.5 drops with notable features. Why you won’t see App Tracking prompts immediately. Next-gen Apple Silicon ‘M2’ chip reportedly enters production. 

2nd String: 2nd String: Uber adds vaccine booking, car rental delivery in new product push. Netflix launches its shuffle feature, now called ‘Play Something,’ to users worldwide. Microsoft is changing one of the most-loved things about Office

For The Culture: Shut up and [tech] - Basecamp’s latest corporate culture change.

The Hookup: How to check AirPods firmware version.

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Apr 30, 2021
Episode 122: 'Spring Loaded' Unloaded
01:39:54

Welcome to Episode 122 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple ‘Spring Loaded’ Event Recap including Purple iPhone 12, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, Air Tag, Apple TV 4K, M1 iMac, and M1 iPad Pro.

2nd String: We talk Cadillac’s new Lyriq EV, Samsung let’s users “upcycle” Galaxy phones as smart devices, Seattle Whole Foods to get Amazon palm reader payment system, and Instagram’s new tools lets users filter offensive DM requests.

For The Culture: We talk accountability served for the murder of George Floyd and Redman #VERZUZ Method Man.

The Hook Up: How To: Purchase the new Apple TV Remote separately

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Apr 23, 2021
Episode 121: Another One Unfortunately
01:14:58

Welcome to Episode 121 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: Apple’s Spring Loaded event announced. iPhone 13 parts leak reveals a design change. Apple Watch to help predict COVID. Proposed bill would stop Apple from acquiring companies.

2nd String: Another 500 million user data breach - LinkedIn this time. Google rolling out distraction-resisting Heads Up feature. Instagram is still trying to hide likes. The FBI is hacking hundreds of US computers.

For The Culture: Hunting season on black folks still.

The Hookup: How to combine multiple PDF’s with Preview for Mac.

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Apr 16, 2021
Episode 120: High Quality Entertainment
01:13:44

Welcome to Episode 120 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Tim Cook suggesting voting from iPhone and Apple offers app to developers to adapt ‘Find My’ technology.

2nd String: We talk Yelp makes it easier to support Asian-owned businesses, UPS buys electric aircrafts for speedy deliveries, and another Facebook data breach.

For The Culture: We talk Earth, Wind & Fire #VERZUZ The Isley Brothers and Paul Pierce fired from ESPN after live-streaming weekend “shin-dig” on IG.

The Hook Up: How To: Shoot video while playing music on iPhone

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Apr 09, 2021
Episode 119: WWDC21 In Sight
01:21:42

Welcome to Episode 119 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: Apple officially announces virtual WWDC 2021 for June, iOS 15 and more expected. Airline industry body to launch COVID passport for the iPhone. Apple's upcoming iOS update unblocks 'Asian' as adult content. Apple to build battery-based solar energy storage project in California.

2nd String: Biden promises broadband for all in $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Google's new experimental app can scan and categorize your documents. Slack to add audio features, including messages, Clubhouse-like rooms and Stories. Microsoft in Talks to Buy Discord for More Than $10 Billion. 

For The Culture: Jim Crow 2.0 - The new GA Voting suppression bill and backlash.

The Hookup: How to set app-specific time limits.

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Apr 02, 2021
Episode 118: Do Your Own Work
01:38:42

Welcome to Episode 118 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk eyebrow shaving for the Apple Culture, Apple Card determined not to be sexist, fines levied from Brazil for iPhone 12 charger, facial recognition rules for employees vs contractors , and Intel wants Apple dollars after clowning M1 chip.

2nd String: We talk new DM Connect feature Slack, Samsung Galaxy devices drone delivery, Instagram for Kids coming, and latest round of Bevy investments include Black investors.

For The Culture: We talk the Derrick Jaxn dilemma.

The Hook Up: How To: Use Voice Memos to record iPhone phone calls

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Mar 26, 2021
Episode 117: Do Your Own Work
1:27:36

Welcome to Episode 117 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: Apple Maps now shows where to get COVID vaccinations. Apple’s rumored March event reportedly will take place in April. HomePod is discontinued, but isn't dead yet - Apple's 'end of life' explained.

2nd String: Google is tracking you even in Incognito mode? Report: macOS malware boomed in 2020, but still a fraction of Windows threats. Intel's new PC ads bring back the 'I'm a Mac' guy out of desperation. 

For The Culture: Racism is a symptom of Diabetes…Who knew? Educate me and don’t cry. Whole blackface…Why? #StopAAPIHate - The wrong groups are being asked to “Do the work” to end racism.

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Mar 19, 2021
Episode 116: Why Can't It Be Both
00:53:55

Welcome to Episode 116 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iOS 14.4.1 patches security flaw, probability of no more iMac Pro, and Apple Event Rumored for March 23rd.

2nd String: We talk Japan using vending machines to issue COVID tests.

For The Culture: We talk Tidal and Verzuz brand being bought out while Goldman Sachs launches One Million Black Women initiative.

The Hook Up: How To: Turn off Messages ‘Read receipts’ for specific contacts

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Mar 12, 2021
Episode 115: Rat Race By Another Name
01:05:15

Welcome to Episode 115 of the snobOS Podcast!

Up to 6% Cash Back on Apple Card. Find My adds 'Items' tab in latest iOS 14.5 beta. NASA’s new Mars rover is powered by a decades-old Mac chip

2nd String: Amazon quickly changes “Hitler mustache” app icon. Twitter brings human eyes to tracking down COVID vaccine misinformation. Instagram accidentally hid likes for a few hours and everyone freaked out. 

For The Culture: Texas & Mississippi is relaxing COVID restrictions and Georgia is hosting super-spreader NBA All-Star Weekend’ What does this mean for the rest of the country?

The Hookup: Deal on 5TB portable external HD for ‘archive files’

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Mar 05, 2021
Episode 114: The Great Migration... Back
00:50:57

Welcome to Episode 114 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple back on top as number 1 smartphone maker and new malware hits Intel and M1 Macs.

2nd String: We talk data collection with Me.Ring, NASA’s Perseverance Rover lands on Mars, and TikTok cracks down on ‘Fake News’

For The Culture: We talk Tech-ing While Black: Jewel Burks, Justin Dawkins, & Barry Givens - Collab Capital and new Jackson Tech Hub venture.

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Feb 26, 2021
Episode 113: Cyborg Spinach
01:07:34

Welcome to Episode 1113 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: App Store will require apps offering vaccination proof to be submitted by health authorities. Epic Games antitrust complaint filed against Apple in Europe, after US and Australia. Apple Pay now supports Bitcoin payments for the first time

2nd String: MIT scientists have taught spinach how to send email. Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app. LastPass will restrict free users to only one type of device starting next month. 

For The Culture: Tech-ing While Black: Tope Awatona of Calendly. Latest Gorilla Glue Girl update

The Hookup: How to add voiceover to iOS screen recordings

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Feb 19, 2021
Episode 112: Attention Seeking
01:07:06

Welcome to Episode 112 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple replacing MacBook Pro batteries that won’t charge past 1%, Apple Glasses in “trial production” phase, and report accidents (and speed traps) with Apple Maps.

2nd String: We talk Family sues Robinhood for ‘wrongful death’ and Facebook working on Clubhouse clone.

For The Culture: We talk Tech-ing While Black: Lisa Gelobter and Gorilla Glue Girl Tessica Brown.

The Hookup: How to use Satechi “Double-sided” Apple Watch/AirPods USB-C charger.

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Feb 12, 2021
Episode 111: Making Black History Now
01:10:05

Welcome to Episode 111 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: Close rings in honor of Black History Month with Apple Watch ‘Unity’ Activity Challenge. Apple launches Chrome iCloud Password extension for Chrome browser. Possible Apple Car Wars? iOS 14.5 features will include unlock iPhone with Apple Watch?

2nd String: Facebook’s new guilt-trip to get iOS users to accept tracking across apps/services. 

Amazon will have a new CEO as Jeff Bezos transitions to executive chair later this year. TikTok will now warn you about videos with questionable information

For The Culture: In honor of Black History Month: Sheena Allen, Founder & CEO of CapWay. Is Robinhood… “robbing the hood”?

The Hookup: How to Download Apple ‘Black Unity’ Wallpapers:

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Feb 05, 2021
Episode 110: Headlines and Hot Takes
01:09:45

Welcome to Episode 110 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk iOS 14.4 released, TouchID possibly on the comeback, “Stories” come to Apple Fitness+, Apple celebrates Black History Month, Apple releases “Black Unity” watch, and Apple Watch saves kidnapped victim.

2nd String: We talk robots will be running future Walmart Fulfillment Centers, Alexa rolls out “Hunches”, and Facebook’s workaround to get your data.

For The Culture: We talk Clubhouse valued at $1B and Master P has something to say about it

The Hookup: How to Connect Smart Garage Door Opener with HomeBridge.

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Jan 29, 2021
Episode 109: Bernie Sanders Sits
00:49:11

Welcome to Episode 109 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: Apple and Google welcome Biden’s executive orders on immigration. Apple’s first headset will be the Mac Pro of VR devices. Apple partners with The King Center on 'Challenge for Change' educational initiative. New iPhone lineup may bring smaller notch, better sensor-shift cameras

2nd String: Biden used a secret message on the White House website to put out a call for coders. Put Bernie Sanders almost anywhere with this Google Street View app. Facebook's Oversight Board will review Trump's suspension

For The Culture: Biggest highlights from the Inauguration. 

The Hookup: Go to Amazon and pre order Amanda Gorman’s books

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Jan 22, 2021
Episode 108: The Great Explanations
01:02:21

Welcome to Episode 108 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Tim Cook speaks on Capitol insurrection, Apple and Hyundai for Apple Car… allegedly, and Sony home automations announced at CES.

2nd String: We talk Facebook clarifications on WhatsApp data sharing and mass exodus to Signal and Telegram.

For The Culture: We talk 2nd attempt at Ashanti #VERZUZ Keyshia Cole and Apple’s new HBCU Initiative.

The Hookup: How to use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder for iPhone recording.

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Jan 15, 2021
Episode 107: 2021 Tech Predictions
00:53:36

Welcome to Episode 107 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: 2020 Tech Projections Overview - How did we do? Our 2021 tech predictions. Apple announces record App Store holiday spending. Spotify begins beta testing redesigned CarPlay application.  

2nd String: Facebook tells businesses it has no choice but to comply with upcoming iOS 14 App Tracking Transparency feature. WhatsApp will share your data with Facebook whether you like it or not. COVID-19 vaccination eligibility and verification apps start rolling out. 

For The Culture: Social Media platforms take action against Trump after Capitol mob attack

The Hookup: It’s okay to turn off the news and protect your peace. 

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Jan 08, 2021
Episode 106: Goodbye 2020
01:14:35

Welcome to Episode 106 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk Apple planning electric car for 2024 and Elon Musk confirms Telsa offered to Apple.

2nd String: We talk Facebook employees lackluster response to Apple privacy feature, 6 year-old racks up $16k in in-app purchases, and Presidential Twitter accounts to be reset to zero for transition.

For The Culture: We talk Coming 2 America trailer drop.

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Dec 25, 2020
Episode 105: Superpowers?
01:32:15

Welcome to Episode 105 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: Apple updates its OS’es for AirPods Max and Fitness+. Apple Fitness+ finally released. Apple TV coming to Chromecast. 81% of iPhone users are using iOS 14. New EU legistration targets App Store practices and pre-installed apps

2nd String: Facebook “stands up” for small business with full-page ad against Apple. Microsoft updates Office apps for Apple Silicon Macs. Stop of Russian Hack Becomes clear: Multiple U.S. Agencies were hit.

For The Culture: COVID-19 Vaccines hit the U.S. According Twitter, Black people to get their superpowers on Dec. 21st?

The Hookup: Don’t update streaming software right before you have to stream…Take it from us.

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Dec 18, 2020
Episode 104: Stay Out of My Pockets
01:13:04

Welcome to Episode 104 of the snobOS Podcast!

The Lowdown: We talk older iPhones get FaceTime HD, MageSafe Duo now available (with no wall adapter), Apple Fitness+ release date, and AirPods Max release date and specs.

2nd String: We talk submitting your own Street view Google Maps photos, Amazon Sidewalk slowly (and silently) starting to roll out, and Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 box office titles on HBO Max and in theaters.

For The Culture: We talk Ashanti #VERZUZ Keyshia Cole battle and Google AI Ethics star, Timing Gebru, fired unexpectedly.

The Hookup: We talk How To Customize default Apple Watch replies

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Dec 11, 2020