MacBreak Weekly (MP3)

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Get the latest Apple news and views from the top names in Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad journalism. Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

Episode Date
MBW 639: Multichannel Wiener Filter
1:43:16

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Unsurprisingly, Apple's 2019 iPhones will NOT have 5G.
  • Apple Music is coming to an Alexa device near you.
  • Apple explains exactly how Siri works on the HomePod.
  • Wireless charging AirPods are coming, but where is AirPower?
  • Apple App Store's Best of 2018 list
  • The iPhone XR is the top-selling iPhone, but is it selling well enough?
  • Apple's iPhone battery replacement program is ending soon!
  • Santa and elf hats for your Memoji
  • Tim Cook takes a stand against hate.

Picks of the week:

  • Alex's Pick: "Brainchild" on Netflix
  • Andy's Picks: "The Christmas Chronicles" on Netflix, and the BBEdit Merch Store
  • Rene's Pick: Pokemon Go trainer battles
  • Megan's Picks: Joytech Music Tesla Coil Arc Plasma Loudspeaker and Apple Music Lyrics

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

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

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Dec 04, 2018
MBW 638: Scamclub
1:54:32

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple is at the US Supreme Court once again, this time to determine whether they can be sued for the iOS App Store monopoly.
  • Free Hour of Code sessions at Apple stores next week
  • Apple's Entrepreneur Camp for women-owned businesses
  • Scamclub and the latest iOS malvertising campaign
  • The Apple TV dongle that wasn't

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Tabata Pro
  • Rene's Pick: Pokeball Plus
  • Andy's Pick: Bookly for iOS
  • Leo's Pick: Input font for coding

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

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

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Nov 28, 2018
MBW 637: An Attractive Nuisance
1:46:02

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple slashes component orders: should we panic?
  • Yes, the iPad Pro can be bent.
  • Re-reviewing the iPad Pro: Is it a "real" computer?
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook laments bro culture in Silicon Valley, calls federal regulation "inevitable."
  • Apple's Black Friday deals

Tips and Picks

  • Rene's Pick: Philips Hue Play
  • Andy's Tip: How to cook a perfect holiday meal
  • Alex's Pick: NPR App
  • Leo's Picks: Krisp noise canceling software, Shortcut Roulette

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

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

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Nov 21, 2018
MBW 636: Like a Porsche in Canada
1:39:05

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • iPad Pro: is all this power good for anyone?
  • T2 security chip: designed to keep you from repairing your Mac?
  • Apple Pencil 2.0 Review
  • Apple ID accounts reset
  • iPhone X "touch disease"
  • iPhone is tops on Singles Day
  • Stan Lee tribute on the App Store
  • Jony Ive designs a solid diamond ring

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: RPM App
  • Rene's Pick: Thrifter.com Black Friday coverage
  • Alex's Pick: McDonald's App
  • Leo's Pick: Tools and Toys 2018 Christmas Catalog

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

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Nov 14, 2018
MBW 635: Pizza to the Polls
2:06:02

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Mac Mini 2018: look at all those ports!
  • MacBook Air 2018: a thoroughly ok laptop.
  • iPad Pro 2018: yeah, forget all about those two. This is where the real action is.
  • Apple's T2 security chip makes installing Linux harder.

Tips and Picks:

  • Leo's Pick: Send free pizza to people waiting in line to vote.
  • Alex's Picks: Red Hydrogen One and SquadCast.
  • Andy's Tip: Back up your SSD!
  • Andy's Pick: Bringing Home The Birkin.
  • Rene's Pick: Procreate for iPad.

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

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

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Nov 06, 2018
MBW 634: The New iPads Are Here!
2:09:45

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • The MacBook Air has been updated and has a retina display powered by 4 million pixels, and has touch ID.
  • The new iPad Pro features Face ID as well as a USB-C port.
  • The Mac Mini is back and has been upgraded and features Apple's T2 security chip.
  • It seems Bloomberg's invitation to the event was lost in the mail.
  • iFixit fought for and won our right to repair.
  • Did the Apple Watch's fall detection feature really save a man?
  • And finally, iOS 12.1 is now available.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Andy Ihnatko

Guests: Lory Gil and Adam Engst

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Oct 30, 2018
MBW 633: We Left In The Honey
1:34:22

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • iPhone XR Review: how much is an OLED screen and portrait mode for dogs worth to you?
  • Apple's 10/30 event: pretty invitations, but what will they announce?
  • Tim Cook sure doesn't like Bloomberg very much.
  • Ming-Chi Kuo's crystal ball: new iPads with USB-C, no more Intel chips.
  • Intel cancels 10nm chips, denies it.
  • iOS 12.1 will fix selfie camera "Beautygate"

Picks of the Week

  • Rene's Picks: Anker PowerCore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition and Mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL
  • Andy's Picks: "Shortcuts" subreddit and Project Stream
  • Leo's Picks: Bruce Schneier's Click Here to Kill Everybody and Hardening MacOS

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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Oct 23, 2018
MBW 632: Something, Something, Mac Mini
2:00:21

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Some speculation on the new iPad Pro and the iPhone XR.
  • Soon you will be able to use Photoshop on your iPad!
  • When it comes to the Bagel Emoji, who's got it right?
  • Stolen Apple IDs and Alipay, China won't say how much was stolen!

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: Strad Style
  • Alex's Pick: Tayasui Sketches
  • Lori's Pick: Libratone Zipp

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

Guest: Lory Gil

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Oct 16, 2018
MBW 631: Talk to the Pan!
1:46:34

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Bloomberg's Alleged Chinese Chip hack: Is it for real?
  • AnandTech's incredibly in-depth iPhone XS Review
  • iOS 12.0.1 fixes charging and data bugs
  • Apple Watch Series 4 crashes due to Daylight Saving Time
  • Minecraft for Apple TV canceled due to lack of interest
  • Intel's new processors: still 14nm, but maybe powerful enough for a Mac Pro?


Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: Aurora HDR 2019
  • Alex's Pick: Hestan Cue
  • Rene's Pick: Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee
  • Leo's Pick: Nomad Shel Cordovan Apple Watch Strap

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

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Oct 09, 2018
MBW 630: The Squirrels Aren't as Sharp
2:03:14

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • iPhone XS charging issues
  • ITC Judge: iPhones infringe Qualcomm patent, but can still be imported
  • Apple store robbers busted
  • Apple Memoji trademark lawsuit
  • iPhone XS camera: face smoothing or noise removal?
  • 70 new emojis in iOS 12.1, including llamas, bagels, and redheads
  • FBI forces suspect to unlock iPhone X with Face ID

Picks of the Week:

  • Rene's Pick: Linea Go!
  • Alex's Pick: Cinema 4D r20
  • Andy's Pick: Freewrite Traveller

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

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

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Oct 02, 2018