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 Dec 24, 2018

Description

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 648: Simple Is Not Selfish
1:40:08

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • iOS 12.1.4 Fixes FaceTime Flaw and Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
  • MacOS "KeySteal" Bug
  • Apple Gives FaceTime Flaw Teen Money for Education
  • Angela Ahrendts Leaves Apple
  • Apple's New Memoji Ads
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made of Old iPhones
  • Apple Sues Patent Troll
  • Apple's New HomePod Patents
  • Porn and Gambling Apps Sneak Onto iPhone
  • New iPad Minis on the Way!
  • 2019 iPhones Won't Use USB-C
  • Steve Jobs Wins Best Opera Grammy
  • Pokemon Go Enhanced AR Photos

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Cheap canvas photo prints on Ali Express
  • Rene's Picks: Ubiquiti/Amplifi and Keychron keyboard
  • Alex's Pick: Code with Chris

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

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Feb 13, 2019
MBW 647: The Emoji Curmudgeon
2:16:12

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Teen Who Found FaceTime Flaw gets Bug Bounty.
  • Memoji Billboards Take Over LA for the Grammys.
  • The New Emoji are Here!
  • iOS 12.2 Features
  • Apple Gets AT&T's Fake "5G E"
  • We Rate the Superbowl Ads.
  • Apple Spanks Facebook and Google.
  • Apple Patents All-Glass Keyboard.
  • What You CAN'T Do on an iPad Pro
  • Apple's 1st Quarter Earnings: Meh.
  • Emoji 12.0 is On the Way!
  • Apple Music on America Airlines
  • Apple Should NOT Buy Netflix.
  • Angela Ahrendts Leaves Apple.

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Paperlike
  • Alex's Pick: Glasses by Warby Parker iOS App
  • Jason Snell's Picks: Luna Display, Klearlook iPad Stand, Leopold Mechanical Keyboard

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

Guest: Jason Snell

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Feb 06, 2019
MBW 646: The Taming Of The Screw
1:46:56

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • A new bug with FaceTime on the iPhone.
  • Some thoughts on what we can expect from the Apple earnings call later today.
  • Is Apple planning a subscription service for games?
  • Apple needs one little screw to manufacture iPhones in the US, but it can't find it here.
  • iOS 12.2 is out, what can it tell us about new iPads?

Picks of the week

  • Lory's Pick: Infinity Pillow
  • Andy's Pick: Pepsi 1893
  • Leo's Pick: OWC Thunderblade 2
  • Rene's Pick: AirBuddy

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Lory Gil

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Jan 30, 2019
MBW 645: From Hump to Rump
1:54:53

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Tim Cook wants your privacy.
  • For the cost of Mark Zuckerberg's security, you could protect 15 Tim Cooks.
  • No Nvidia on Macs. Ever.
  • Apple's Lost in Translation.
  • iPhone SE sells out in moments.
  • New iPhone battery case.

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: Total Mount
  • Alex's Pick: Pages for iPad
  • Rene's Picks: new iPhone battery cases and #shotoniphone Contest

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

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Jan 23, 2019
MBW 644: Schlomo, Guillermo, and Alyosha
1:55:42

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple touts privacy and shows off HomeKit at CES.
  • How important is privacy for Apple?
  • Battery replacement program cost Apple some sales, but not as many as China's bad economy.
  • Tim Cook focuses on health tech for Apple's future.
  • Wherefore art thou, AirPower?
  • Apple vs Qualcomm takes an unexpected turn in Germany.
  • HomePod hits China this week.

Picks of the Week

  • Jim's Pick: A Pale Horse Named Death
  • Andy's Pick: dueling Fyre Festival documentaries
  • Rene's Pick: Netatmo Smart Doorbell
  • Leo's Pick: Primephonic Classical Streaming

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Guest: Jim Dalrymple

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Jan 16, 2019
MBW 643: An Apple Branded Faraday Cage
1:49:37

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Tim Cook warns that earnings are not where they should be. Is China to blame?
  • In the age of peak smartphone, Apple needs other revenues. Could IoT save them?
  • Apple throws some shade at CES.
  • Apple vs Qualcomm: now in Germany!
  • Apple plays nice with Samsung TVs.
  • Netfix stops paying the Apple tax on subscriptions.
  • Garage Band hits 15.

Picks of the Week:

  • Mikah's Pick: Dongle Dangler
  • Andy's Pick: iFixit Toolkit
  • Alex's Pick: Slopes App
  • Leo's Pick: Brydge iPad Pro Keyboards

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

Guest: Mikah Sargent

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Jan 08, 2019
MBW 642: The Best of 2018
2:45:22

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

We look at back at highlights for MacBreak Weekly for 2018!

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

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Dec 25, 2018
MBW 641: Tic-Tic-CHUNK
2:05:44

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple is Coming to Austin.
  • Apple vs Qualcomm in China
  • Apple Music now on Amazon Echo
  • RIP Apple Connect
  • Apple TV gets Peanuts, Justin Lin, and a new casting director
  • Glitter bombs and KFC firelogs

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Picks: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You a Swinging Christmas and Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol
  • Rene's Picks: iPhone XR Clear Case and Biggest Apple MISSES of 2018
  • Alex's Pick: Remove Backgrounds with Remove.bg
  • Leo's Pick: Apple Music Web Player

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

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Dec 19, 2018
MBW 640: Fruit Company Adjacent
2:07:45

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple Watch ECG feature is live
  • iPhone XR's great camera
  • Global smartphone growth is down
  • Trade war heats up: China bans iPhones, US arrests Huawei CFO
  • Apple's new sleep monitor
  • 50th anniversary of the "Mother of All Demos"
  • Super Micro audit: no Chinese spy chips found

Picks of the Week

  • Lory's Pick: Instacart
  • Alex's Pick: TinType photo app
  • Andy's Pick: swap the SSD in your 2015 MacBook Pro
  • Leo's Pick: HyperDrive 2018 iPad Pro USB-C Hub

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

Guest: Lory Gil

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Dec 12, 2018
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: Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Megan Morrone

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Dec 04, 2018