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 / 18:00 UTC.

Episode Date
MBW 623: Biltong on My To-Do List
2:06:41

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple wants more subscription apps in the App Store.
  • Macs get hacked at Black Hat and DEF CON.
  • iPhone rumor roundup: 512gb, Pencil support, wireless charging.
  • More rumors: new MacBooks and AirPods on the way?
  • Opera hits Apple Music.
  • The "It's Always Sunny" gang hits Apple TV.
  • Ralph Nader hits Apple's supply chain wages.
  • Doug Field returns to Apple from Tesla.

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Picks: Butler Soy Curls and Spyglass GPS
  • Rene's Picks: Vector Pins and Fantastical
  • Alex's Pick: Pixel Conduit Leo's Pick: Sal Soghoian on Triangulation

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

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Aug 14, 2018
MBW 622: Vestigial Pedals
2:14:16

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Another great quarterly earnings report kicks Apple's market cap past the one trillion dollar mark.
  • Apple Pay rated best for peer-to-peer payments.
  • Safari is the #1 mobile browser in U.S.
  • iOS 12 Beta shows icons for larger iPhone X Plus and home button-free iPad.
  • Apple chipmaker TSMC hit by WannaCry.
  • Android Fortnite to skip Google Play store.
  • Alex Jones out of Apple podcasts, still in App Store.
  • Apple Watch jailbroken.

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Illustrator to Keynote conversion tool
  • Rene's pick: Teleprompter+ 3
  • Andy's Pick: Fantastic Four relaunch by Dan Slott
  • Leo's Pick: The Pudding

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

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Aug 07, 2018
MBW 621: Emotional Cupcakes
1:33:58

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Will todays Q3 earnings report be enough to push Apple past the magic $1 trillion mark?
  • iPad Rumors: goodbye headphone jack, hello Face ID.
  • iOS 12 beta 5 looks like the last beta before the real thing.
  • iPhone 8 beats iPhone 10.
  • Time Bandits TV series coming to your Apple TV.
  • Samsung's "Ingenius" ads take on the iPhone

Picks of the Week:

  • Alex's Pick: The Economist (Audio version)
  • Andy's Pick: MacBook Pro broken screen discussions
  • Rene's Pick: Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda

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

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Jul 31, 2018
MBW 620: How Hot Is My Mac?
2:04:15

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • The internet is in an uproar over supposed throttling issues with Apple's new 2018 i9 MacBook Pro. Is it as big of a deal as everyone is making it?
  • Today Apple released a patch for the issue, and we test it out on air.
  • Google Play Store gets more downloads, less money the App Store.
  • Which is faster, iPhone X or Samsung S9?
  • iPhone Photography Award 2018 winners.
  • Planet of the Apps: marketing disaster or complete flop?

Picks of the Week

  • Rene's Pick: Go-tcha for Pokemon Go
  • Andy's Pick: Photoshop Training Channel
  • Alex's Picks: Logos from Popular Fonts Facebook page and iWork
  • Leo's Picks: BetterTouchTool and Hyperdrive Duo Hub for USB-C Macbook Pro

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

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Jul 24, 2018
MBW 619: Liquid Steak
1:45:04

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • MacBook Pro gets a spec bump and a "quieter" keyboard
  • Siri gets a new boss
  • Apple execs get a Memoji makeover
  • Apple gets sued over Do Not Disturb

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Video Compression Handbook
  • Andy's Pick: LiquidText for iOS
  • Leo's Pick: Thrifter.com

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

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Jul 17, 2018
MBW 618: App Store Turns 10
2:09:54

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple gets serious about passwords.
  • iOS 11.4.1 USB Restricted Mode keeps the police out of your iPhone, unless they know this hack.
  • Apple still uses Intel for 5G chips, no matter what you heard.
  • New Russian MacBooks and iPads?
  • The App Store turns 10: how it changed the world.

Picks of the Week:

  • Rene's Pick: Ridge Wallet
  • Andy's Pick: Xero Hana Shoes
  • Alex's Pick: Summer Spotify Playlist
  • Leo's Pick: Tool & Craft Episode 1: Andy Hertzfeld

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

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Jul 10, 2018
MBW 617: I Lost My Car at the Liquor Store
1:39:16

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Apple slowly rebuilds Maps with their own data - without sacrificing your pirivacy.
  • Who is reading your email? And, more importantly, who is writing sensationalist headlines about it?
  • iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas: they are called "beta" for a reason, folks.
  • Is the Mac line withering away?
  • Apple's plans for a music/tv/news bundle.
  • DIY nerve gas detector with iPhone and Lego.
  • Pikachu is hiding in the tall grass!

Picks of the Week

  • Rene's Pick: AirFly for wireless headphones
  • Andy's Pick: Google Play Music Desktop Player
  • Alex's Pick: Audio Kit Sync One

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

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Jul 03, 2018
MBW 616: We're Keeping Shatner
2:06:17

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • How to use Memoji on your iPhone 10 with the new iOS 12 Beta.
  • How to set up Siri Suggestions in iOS 12.
  • No, hackers cannot brute force hack your iPhone passcode.
  • Apple will fix your jammed butterfly keyboard for free.
  • Where the heck is the AirPower wireless charger?
  • Apple News unveils a new midterm election section.
  • Apple orders more TV, this time from the makers of "The Big Sick".
  • Woes at Intel

Picks of the Week

  • Rene's Pick: Pokemon Go, now with friends and trading
  • Andy's Pick: Libby app
  • Alex's Pick: Anamorphic Pro App
  • Leo's Pick: Classicbot

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

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Jun 26, 2018
MBW 615: Knotty Pine Futures
2:00:50

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • Rene Ritchie's favorite things at WWDC 2018
  • iOS update will block GrayKeyUSB access to iPhones, hackers say they have a workaround to the update.
  • iOS 12 will share emergency location data with 911
  • Apple Park employees all get standing desks
  • Free Summer 2018 Apple Camp reservations now open, sign up before they fill up!
  • Apple fined $6.8 Million in Australia
  • Oprah joins Apple TV, the animation studio behind The Secret of Kells to follow - but where how you be able to watch it?

Tips and Picks:

  • Andy's Tip: How (and why) to reset your Mac System Management Controller
  • Rene's Pick: Logitech Rugged Combo 2 iPad keyboard cover and Crayon stylus
  • Alex's Pick: Notes App

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

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Jun 19, 2018
MBW 614: 3D Don't Lie
2:04:50

MacBreak Weekly (Audio)

  • BBEdit is back on the Mac App Store! Rich Siegel joins us to talk about how Apple is reaching out to developers.
  • Speaking of developers and the Mac, we are very excited about the macOS Mojave announcements from WWDC.
  • How do Apple's new ARKit2 features in iOS 12 compare to Google's AR Core? Lory Gil was at both WWDC and Google I/O, so she has a unique perspective
  • How Siri Shortcuts will add new capabilities to iOS for tweakers and normies alike
  • Apple Watch is going to get a new button
  • 2019 iPhones might lose the Lightning port

Picks of the Week:

  • Alex's Pick: Maxon Face Animation and Cineversity
  • Andy's Pick: CMD-D Masters of Automation Down-Home Scripting Boot Camp
  • Lory's Pick: Nomad Battery Cable

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay

Guest: Lory Gil

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Jun 12, 2018