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Find My Leaks
58:24

At what point does a rumor become a leak? When an unannounced product is (unintentionally) mentioned on Apple's own web site? That's what happened this week with the new iPhone and the long-awaited AirTags. The gang digs into what we can expect from these new goodies.

They also share some apps that are relevant to National Autism Acceptance Month, and Apple's purchase of Dark Sky.

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Apr 05, 2020
Swiper, no swiping!
01:01:41

COVID-19 remains top-of-mind in the tech industry. The crew talk about Apple's actions to help reduce spread of the virus along with their efforts to offer educational and creative resources to their users.

iPadOS 13.4 is here with mouse and trackpad support. This new way of interacting with iPad makes it even more capable than ever. Speaking of iPad, they also chat about the FUD and FOMO behind the new models and the A12Z Bionic processor.

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Mar 29, 2020
New MacBook Air and iPad Prooooooooooooo!
01:06:36

It's party time! After months of rumor and speculation, Apple has released new MacBook Air and iPad Pro models. The gang are joined by returning guests Joe Keller and Vyyyper to talk about the new goodies and help you decide which devices might be right for you.

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Mar 23, 2020
Feed Me, Seymour!
01:02:23

Apple has announced WWDC 2020 as an online-only event. The band of usual suspects are joined once again by Joe Keller as they dig into a leaked and reverse engineered build of iOS 14. It's impossible to say what will ultimately make the cut, but this internal development version contains new features like full cursor support for iPad, a fitness app, increased Siri support, and much more.

We round out the episode with some tips for working from home!

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Mar 15, 2020
The Best Use of Taffeta Since Prom Dresses
01:01:02

COVID-19 is having a massive effect on the tech industry as companies deal with delayed component availability, missed revenue targets, and canceled trade shows. Focus is shifting to Apple and the possibility that this summer's WWDC could be canceled. What's the fear vs. reality of the situation?

How close is Apple coming to releasing a MacBook based on an ARM processor of their own design? Rumors are suggesting it could be as soon as 2021.

Last up, wireless OS recovery may be coming to iOS sooner than later. It paves the way for a future with portless phones, but also enables an iOS device to be recovered without the use of a computer.

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Feb 29, 2020
Oprah or AirPods?
53:36

The gang are joined this week by YouTuber and the Man About Tech himself: Vyyyper! They discuss Apple's note to investors about Q2 guidance due to COVID-19, and what products may be coming or delayed in a possible March event. Are new iPads, AirTags, and a new iPhone on the way soon or not?

The world lost a brilliant computer scientist this week, Larry Tesler. Tesler invented cut-and-paste and also worked for a number of years at Apple.

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Feb 23, 2020
Will they? Won't they? Are we getting a new iPhone in March or not?
01:05:50

Swift Playgrounds is now available on Mac, making it even easier to get a taste of software development. There are new phones from Samsung, including the Galaxy Z Flip, and signs continue to point towards a less expensive iPhone to be announced sooner than later.

Apple has been ordered to pay employees in California for time spent waiting for their bags to be searched after their work shift. And speaking of bags, a man found his missing AirPods Pro in a bag of chips.

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Feb 17, 2020
The Future is Now
01:04:07

There could be a new lower cost iPhone on the way. Whether it is called iPhone 9 or something else remains to be seen, but the gang discuss that along with rumors of 'AirPods Studio' — Full size headphones that leverage features developed for AirPods Pro. It's possible we might see these unveiled at an event in March.

On a related note, beta versions of 13.4 for iOS, iPad, tvOS, etc... have been made available to developers. A deep dive into the code has released fresh chum into the waters of excitement for new products and capabilities. We could see a new Apple TV, universal app purchases, 'CarKey', and more.

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Feb 09, 2020
Becoming the Ecosystem Company
01:03:37

Apple had awesome Q1 2020 fiscal results and the team analyze what the numbers really mean for end users. They also discuss the human and possible business impact of Coronavirus along with rumors for the next generation of iPhones. Finally, the EU has voted to standardize charing ports on smartphones, but it's not the FUD clickbait articles may have you believe.

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Feb 02, 2020
E2E encrypted iCloud, iPad Turns 10
01:01:56

Lory and Rene are joined by iMore's own Joe Keller for a chat about end-to-end encrypted iCloud. They also celebrate the 10th anniversary of iPad, making the case for a giant touch-enabled device, and more!

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Jan 24, 2020
2+2=Cheese Sandwich
53:25

Rene and Lory have an in-depth conversation about Apple, the FBI, and maintaining the security of their devices for users. They also discuss the notion of Apple users as 'cult' members and the tribalism of brands.

The chat turns to SpO2 monitors and other health monitoring technologies as Fitbit trades blows with Apple Watch. Finally, they check out the Unofficial Apple Archive — an amazing repository of Apple marketing videos and presentations!

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Jan 17, 2020
Diaper Cam
01:03:49

Lory reports on her adventures at CES in Las Vegas as the gang chat about the best, worst, and most absurd ideas from the show. It's not just creepy robots, but there are a lot of creepy robots.

On a much more serious note, they also discuss the US Justice Department's findings on the Pensacola shooting and Apple's participation in the case.

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Jan 14, 2020
Bob Barker's Cheese
01:00:42

CES is coming up this week in Las Vegas! Although Apple won't be an exhibitor, they are participating in a panel about privacy and security in tech. The crew make some predictions for 2020 along with their wish lists for new hardware and software features.

There's also some chat about Pokémon Shuffle, and Lory shows off the Bridge Pro+ Keyboard with Trackpad for iPad Pro.

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Jan 05, 2020
Apple's Decade in Review
01:01:07

The gang's all here for our last episode ever... Of the decade, that is! Lory, Georgia, and Rene review the first couple months of Disney+ and TV+.

From there, they look at Apple over the last decade — the most significant, best products and some stumbles along the way.

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Dec 28, 2019
Mac Pro OMG!
01:00:12

Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie talk about Mac Pro and its sweet black and silver accessories. The new Pro Display XDR isn't just for use with Mac Pro, but there are some compatibility issues to be aware before setting your wallet on fire in the name of 32-inch 6K goodness.

'The Morning Show' has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe and SAG, bringing additional recognition to Apple's video streaming service. Speaking of streaming, Apple Music Replay lets you enjoy the music you've listened to most in 2019.

The team also have a few last minute gift ideas!

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Dec 15, 2019
Hot Pots Pro
55:15

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are joined by iMore's own Rebecca Spear for our opening segment about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The gang also review Disney+ and compare its value to TV+ and other services.

The biggest news for Apple users this week is the release of a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Rene attended a media briefing and has a review unit in-hand to share all the changes to this flagship laptop.

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Dec 01, 2019
Finger Acuity Shame
01:15:09

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are joined by iMore's own Rebecca Spear for our opening segment about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The gang also review Disney+ and compare its value to TV+ and other services.

The biggest news for Apple users this week is the release of a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Rene attended a media briefing and has a review unit in-hand to share all the changes to this flagship laptop.

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Nov 17, 2019
Shut Up and Ship
01:12:33

Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie have a chat about the initiatives and tools Apple has created to keep end user data private, along with some missteps that have occurred along the way.

They also talk about the release of Photoshop for iPad and criticisms regarding its lack of features. This leads into a conversation about setting expectations while not over promising and underdelivering.

Finally, Apple is trying to help address the housing crisis in California by offering up to $2.5 Billion in an attempt to make homes more affordable.

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Nov 10, 2019
Ambicopular
01:01:53

Rene's house is about to blow over from high winds, but he still manages to casually drop some very big words and awesome insight along with Lory Gil and Georgia Dow. They review AirPods Pro, which were announced and released over the course of just a few days. Apple TV+ has launched as of November 1, so they take a look at the available shows. Finally, the crew touch on Apple's Q4 2019 earnings.

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Nov 01, 2019
Not Depressing Enough
01:01:54

It may be too late for an October Apple event, but there are still new product rumors aplenty. Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil talk about what we might expect to see, including a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a new iPad Pro, and Apple Tags tracking chips.

In a final bit of rumoring, we may also see AirPods Pro very, very soon. The team wraps up the week with some favorite Halloween gadgets!

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Oct 26, 2019
Social Politeness
58:22

Google announced a wide range of products this week — many of which inspire comparison to those in Apple's ecosystem. This provides a springboard for Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow to riff on privacy issues in public and your own home. They also talk AirPods Pro rumors and Lory has been testing the Beats Solo Pro.

Additionally, Rene resets our expectations for an iPhone SE 2. What will it be or not be? The crew round out the show with the possibility of an Apple TV jailbreak and a support document from Apple that tells you how to wear your watch.

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Oct 19, 2019
Solving for Boredom
01:10:30

macOS Catalina is out! Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil talk about the various reasons to either upgrade right away, or maybe wait until some bugs are squashed and new features are better implemented. They also discuss Apple's decision to pull HKMap.Live from the App Store and broader issues regarding the relationship between corporations and government entities.

Finally, you can make dinner at home with your very own set of Tim Cookware?!?!

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Oct 12, 2019
Accidental Privacy
59:04

We may have just gotten iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, and new versions of iOS, but we want more! Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow talk about the possibility of an Apple event in October and what goodies it might bring. They also take a dive into Deep Fusion and the expanding world of computational photography. Finally, Georgia weighs in with her review of Apple Watch Series 5!

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Oct 06, 2019
Helicopter Mom
01:01:28

iPadOS 13.1 has arrived along with iOS 13.1! Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow share their experiences with the new features along with come favorite games available in Apple Arcade. They also answer a couple listener questions, and chat about the upcoming macOS Catalina. There's also a cool patent for light logo notifications on MacBook. Finally, an iPhone 6s survived 15 months at the bottom of a lake!

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Sep 29, 2019
Shortcuts!
01:04:53

Shortcuts expert Matthew Cassinelli is here with a wealth of information for making life better with iOS 13! He guides Lory Gil and Georgia Dow through the basics of shortcut creation and shares some of his own creations from matthewcassinelli.com.

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Sep 20, 2019
Cookies -OR- Milk
01:02:31

What a week! Apple's event has come and gone, and pre-orders are underway. Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie give their initial impressions of Apple Watch Series 5 and iPhone 11. This episode is jam packed with info, and we've barely scratched the surface!

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Sep 13, 2019
Banished for Kanye
57:12

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop joins Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie for one more dose of hopes, dreams, and common sense before Apple's event on September 10. In addition to new iPhones, they talk about the possibility of a new Apple TV along with a new product — Apple Tags.

They also discuss the legacy of iPhone SE, listening to Apple Music in a web browser, and their feature wish lists for HomePod.

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Sep 06, 2019
Bonus Episode — Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
46:40

Russell Holly reports live from the very first Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival Global Challenge in Indianapolis, IN. He's joined by special guest Katie Aiani. Katie is an amazing HP expert/superfan/cosplayer. Check it out!

 

Sep 01, 2019
Dry and Dead
01:04:02

Game on! Apple has sent out invitations for an event on September 10th — Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil dish on all the latest rumors. They also chat about Apple's new Independent Repair Providers program, which provides training and access to authentic replacement parts to third party repair facilities.

Disney+ and TV+ are arriving this fall. Is the promised content enough to get you to subscribe to one or both of the services? Finally, why did Apple release an iOS 13.1 beta, and check out some 18K AirPods bling!

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Aug 31, 2019
Close Your Night Terror Activity Rings
01:03:53

Georgia Dow shares her camping tech tips with Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil before diving head first into iPhone 11 rumors and Taylor Swift remixes in the Apple Music Lab. They also look at Apple Watch Series 5 rumors and the likelihood of a 16" MacBook Pro.

Finally, Georgia goes into an epic tear about the white coating on Apple Card which can be stained if stored against leather or denim.

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Aug 24, 2019
669: Resigning to the Chaos
01:06:49

Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly for iPhone 11 rumors, and a recent statement by Apple about third-party battery replacements. They also chat gaming and controller support in iOS 13, and the ridiculousness of green bubbles vs. blue bubbles.

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Aug 17, 2019
Introducing: Waveform with MKBHD
08:03

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Aug 13, 2019
Robots and Hair Products
01:11:24

Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie discuss pros and cons of Apple Card and talk about the many uses (besides making purchases) of the titanium card. They also clarify the facts behind third-party iPhone battery repairs and discuss the vast expansion to Apple's bug bounty program.

The gang lust over the "Aura Glow" color option for Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 while wishing for Apple Pencil Support on iPhone. Finally, they follow up on privacy issues surrounding Apple contractors reviewing Siri recordings.

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Aug 11, 2019
I Will Survive
01:05:29

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and an adorable little Ewok/dog have plenty of news to share from the Appleverse! Apple found enough money in their couch cushions to buy the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Additionally, The ECG functionality of Apple Watch is now available to users in Canada, and Apple Card may launch in August.

Paving the way for new phones, iOS 12.4 brings a direct device data migration feature. And rumors continue to percolate about a 16-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard switches.

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Jul 27, 2019
Evicted from Emoji Island
01:04:51

In this diabolical episode, we say goodbye to Mikah Sargent as he embarks on a new journey as host and producer for TWiT. We also take on the controversy behind FaceApp.

In happier news, there are new emoji coming this fall, and a teaser trailer for the Apple TV+ series Snoopy in Space is here.

Mikah, we all love you and will miss you having you as part of the iMore team. You are a star and we know you're going to do great things in Petaluma!

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Jul 19, 2019
Things That Make You Go Hmmmm
01:02:26

Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent sit by the proverbial campfire and have a chat about updates to MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and the discontinuation of the 12-inch MacBook. They also discuss the decision to temporarily disable the Walkie Talkie feature on Apple Watch due to an eavesdropping bug. In another example of Apple taking steps to ensure customer privacy, the gang look at the new 'Sign in with Apple ID' feature that's coming with iOS13.

There was also a serious security vulnerability in the Zoom video conferencing software, prompting Apple to push a fix to macOS users.

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Jul 12, 2019
We Catharted
54:09

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here with rumors about a new keyboard deign for future MacBooks. They also debate the merits of a new FaceTime feature in iOS 13 for maintaining eye contact when video chatting. Lastly, are Apple execs giving notes on shows for the Apple TV+ service?

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Jul 05, 2019
Apple 2024
59:36

Public betas are here already! Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie have all the details, including why you probably don't want to try them out just yet. But if you do, they're here to help you do it the smart way. They have an exclusive scoop on Apple Card.

The big bombshell this week is that Jony Ive is leaving Apple later this year to form his own design studio. Apple will become one of his primary clients, but how much of his influence will we continue to see in Apple's products going forward?

Finally, Lory and Rene talk about Wizards Unite and how different (and more complex) it is compared to Pokémon Go.

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Public beta stuff: - iOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - iPadOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - macOS Catalina public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore tvOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - Apple increases its self-driving department

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Jun 30, 2019
Favorite iPhone Hacks
53:02

Georgia Dow and Mikah Sargent talk about Apple's battery recall for some mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro models. If you own one of these machines, they'll help you figure out if your computer is affected. They also discuss the prospect of moving iPhone production out of China to Taiwan — a strategy recommended by Foxconn founder Terry Gou.

If you're looking for some new tips and tricks, check out our favorite iPhone hacks!

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Jun 22, 2019
First Priority
56:09

Your watch, TV, Mac, iPhone, and iPad are all getting extreme makeovers this fall! Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie look at some of the coolest new features that are on the way.

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Jun 16, 2019
Live from WWDC 2019!
49:47

Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie are live from WWDC 2019 in San Jose, CA to geek out over some of their favorite announcements from the conference. Apple's software platforms got a lot of love this week. There are loads of new features for macOS Catalina, iOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. And now we also have iPadOS, which will make your iPad even more capable than before!

There's so much to talk about, we had to save Mac Pro and macOS for our show next week. So excite!

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Jun 07, 2019
MacOS Double Entendre
01:06:27

The new iPod touch may not be for everyone, but Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have a litany of use cases for it as a relatively inexpensive iOS device. They're also really, really hoping for a Mac Pro and 6K Pro display to be announced next week! They've got rumors to share along with some naming ideas for the new versions of Mac OS and iOS.

Apple has responded to anti-competitive claims regarding the App Store, and Rene made a video about 50 people to follow on Twitter during WWDC. Finally, the crew talk about what they know so far regarding Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon Home.

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May 31, 2019
'T-key' Lounge
01:01:51

Snapchat employees abused user data, and Google tracks your purchase history. Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are neither surprised, nor amused. The crew also talk about the new MacBook Pro models and additional changes Apple has made to the keyboard. Even if they have ameliorated key malfunctions once and for all, public perception of their butterfly switches is toxic. Don't expect this design to last another generation.

WWDC is just around the corner, so rumors and leaks are running red hot. Finally, check out some cool new apps: Vignette and GIFwrapped!

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May 26, 2019
Yoga Pants For Your Wrist
01:13:23

Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil dish out the iPhone 11 XR (or whatever it will be called) rumors like a buffet in Vegas! They also look at the Apple TV app update and wish for a more "everything ever" video experience similar to music streaming services.

There are also new Pride watch faces, some interesting patents that contain both Face ID and Touch ID tech, and a discussion around the importance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. They round out the episode with gaming news — Minecraft Earth is an upcoming AR experience, and Steam Link is now available on iOS.

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May 18, 2019
iOS Rancho Cucamonga
59:20

Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie do whatever they want, and no one can stop them! They talk about their plans for Star Wars Day and mourn the loss of Peter Mayhew, the 7'3" actor who portrayed Chewbacca.

They also have some updates on right to repair legislation, and loads of rumors about what to expect at WWDC next month. May The Fourth Be With You!

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May 03, 2019
Tech Talk IS Girl Talk
55:07

Georgia Dow and Lory Gil are joined by TWiT's Megan Morrone for some AirPod 3 rumors and a deep look at Apple News+ one month into the service. They also discuss the delayed release of Galaxy Fold and iFixit's teardown (and subsequent removal from their website) of the new device.

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Apr 28, 2019
A Roller Coaster With No Hill
01:10:27

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent ditch Rene and Georgia this week for a one-on-one conversation about the failure of several Samsung Galaxy Fold review units. They also talk about Apple and Qualcomm's settlement in the midst of their ongoing legal battle as Intel exits the 5G smartphone modem business.

WWDC will be here before you know it! The Wonder Twins of tech go through a laundry list of rumored and wishlist features. Finally, Apple has released their 2019 Environmental Responsibility report, and Harry Potter Wizards Unite begins beta testing in New Zealand.

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Apr 20, 2019
AirPlaybnb
01:08:09

Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent share a mix of rumors and bonafide news on this week's show! First up, Apple maintains their perfect score on the LGBTQ equality index for the 17th year in a row. PowerBeats Pro have been announced and will be shipping next month. They're a potentially more comfortable alternative to AirPods, while being more conducive to use during fitness activity.

There are some many rumors about the next generation of iPhones it can be hard to keep track of them all. An especially juicy one has to do with an increase in the number of cameras and the square placement of them on the back of the phone.

Netflix is killing AirPlay support — they say it's because they can no longer guarantee a high quality experience due to Apple expanding AirPlay for use on third party video streaming boxes. And a final rumor for the episode. Apple is planning to break up iTunes into smaller app silos specific to the type of content they offer. Is the behemoth finally being cut down to size?

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Apr 14, 2019
When the cloud is your hammer, everything is your streaming nail
01:07:21

Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie break down every announcement from Apple's March 2019 event. And there's SOOOOO much to talk about! They discuss: News+, TV+, Apple Card, and Apple Arcade. Plus, in some late breaking news, Apple confirmed that AirPower has been canceled. Pour one out for the multi-device wireless charger that will never be.

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Mar 30, 2019
The Days of Applemas
52:39

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil recount this week's deluge of Apple announcements and look forward to the event on Monday, March 25!

There's a new iPad mini and iPad Air 3, and spec bumped iMacs. Apple also announced AirPods 2, which add a wireless charging case and battery life improvements. Missing in action (for now?) were AirPower and a 7th generation iPod touch.

The March 25 event will likely focus exclusively on new services. We're expecting news and TV subscriptions, with the rumors percolating about a gaming service. There's also the Goldman Sachs partnership that could result in an Apple credit card.

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Mar 22, 2019
Pink Lemonade
01:12:39

Winter is leaving, but WWDC is coming! We have not one, but two Apple events that were announced this week, bringing anticipation for shiny new software and services (and maybe some hardware) to a fever pitch. Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie have great insight into what Apple's new streaming video service could and should be.

They also talk about Spotify's suit against Apple in the EU, and the message behind an otherwise whimsical commercial about privacy and iPhone.

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Mar 17, 2019
649: Insult Tax
52:46

Mikah Coffee, Lory Punk Rock, and Rene Vector have this week's dose of Apple news and rumors! The fruit company is celebrating Women's History Month and Lory has a mapping app to share called AccessNow that is completely awesome for locating accessibility features in locations around the globe.

They also discuss instances when data encryption isn't the right thing to do, Apple allowing repairs for iPhones with aftermarket batteries, next-generation iPad rumors, and the memetacular 'Tim Apple'.

The crew also geek out on Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland opening later this year, plus PS4 gaming on iPhone. Yes!

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Mar 08, 2019
648: Feet on the Brain
01:09:36

Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent open the episode with a topic that doesn't suck: Microsuction tape! This handy stuff will keep your tech attached to your desk exactly where you want it without messy adhesives.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg this week. The crew have rumors about a partnership between Apple and Goldman Sachs for a credit card. In the hardware realm, Apple is supposedly developing a 6K display to accompany the new Mac Pro. There might be a new 16" MacBook Pro in the works as well.

They also have a friendly debate about 'right to repair' legislation. And as a special bonus, Georgia shares her pro tip about Apple Watch bands!

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Feb 23, 2019
647: Edible Tweets
01:00:55

The band is back together with a ton of news and rumors for Apple fans! Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent talk all about an Apple Event that may be taking place on March 25th. There's also a cool new AR experience from Lego, and Amazon has bought popular Wi-Fi company Eero.

Apple's long-awaited wireless charging solution, AirPower, may be coming this Spring. Or maybe not! Finally, what in blazes was that weird dot on the Apple Notes tweet from the US Press Secretary?!?!

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Feb 15, 2019
646: Care Bear Heart of Joy
01:07:02

This week's show begins with some follow up: The FaceTime bug has been zapped with iOS 12.1.4 and some companies are still skeezy! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have plenty of news to share as well. Apple's retail head Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April and will be replaced by 30-year company veteran Deirdre O'Brien.

The Unicode Consortium has approved 230 new emoji for release in 2019. The new update increases the variety of skin tones available for some emoji, and adds depictions of people with various disabilities. There are also new animals, food items, and other objects.

Finally, the gang bring it home with their picks of the week. Tune in!

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Feb 10, 2019
645: No Nude To Be Creepy
58:09

Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent provide the nitty gritty on a series of unfortunate events. Facebook and Google have been abusing user data in some unusual ways. They got caught — leading Apple to revoke (and subsequently restore) the enterprise distribution certificates that enable internally utilized iOS apps.

Also, Apple has temporarily disabled Group FaceTime until a fix can be released. A not-so-tricky trick could be exploited to listen in on audio from another user before they've accepted your call.

It's not all bad news this week. Rumor has it Apple is developing 3D camera tech for iPhones to be released later year. If true, this could further advance the augmented reality capabilities of our favorite pocket supercomputers. Check it out!

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Feb 01, 2019
644: The Saturationing
01:07:41

Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil deliver a heaping bowl of hot news and rumors to Apple fans this week! First, Rene talks about the secret history of iPhone — two essentially competing teams at Apple working to help the company enter the mobile phone market.

From there, Lory professes her undying love for the 4" iPhone form factor. iPhone SE has been available once again at clearance pricing, but she advocates for a new version with updated internals. #iPhoineSEUnite

The gang also debate the idea of Apple removing Google as the default search engine on their products. Apple News is coming to Canada — earning a fully justifiable "finally"!

There's also rumors and wish lists percolating for an iPad mini 5, and some weird gaming of Spotify listens. Finally, HP has released a laptop wrapped in leather. For real.

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Jan 26, 2019
643: Sometimes Whimsy is Cool
01:00:53

Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly to chat about some of the biggest news in the Appleverse. First up, the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case is here to keep you up and running all day, and then some, when you're on the go. Next, an op-ed by Tim Cook appeared in Time magazine as he continues to advocate for privacy and disclosure in how customer data is used by tech companies.

Rene brings his ideas for a more powerful and flexible iOS 13 to the table. Plus, Mikah shares his experience with data collection and his Ember mug, and Russell talks about a cool new 360º video camera at CES.

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Jan 19, 2019
642: Is Heme People?
48:13

Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are here with all the CES 2019 news that's relevant to Apple users. They talk about AirPlay 2 and/or iTunes coming to TVs from a variety of manufacturers and the emergence of HomeKit-enabled products. Other topics include Impossible Burger 2.0, Focals smart glasses, and invasions of privacy by Ring and other companies.

Finally, they discuss how a female-founded sex tech company was given a CES 2019 Innovation Award – only to have that award subsequently revoked.

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Jan 11, 2019
641: Chihuahua Sweater Equivalency
56:56

There was some bad news in Cupertino this week. In case you haven't heard by now, Apple has lowered Q1 2019 revenue projections by up to 9 billion dollars. That's due primarily to poor performance in mainland China. That's an 8% difference — Yikes!

But in the grand scheme of things, what does it mean for Apple's profitability and viability? That's why the gang is here to take a deeper look beyond the headlines. They also talk about other news in the Apple world this week, and share pro tips for surviving in Las Vegas. Oh, and then there's that time Georgia tased herself at CES!

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Jan 05, 2019
640: Getting Lost in a Circle
57:52

Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow have hope and dreams about stuff and things! For our final episode of 2018, the crew prognosticate about what they'd like to see happen with Apple and the world of tech in 2019.

They discuss everything from turning Siri around to improving Apple Maps, HomeKit, transparency from tech companies about how they use your data, mouse cuddles, and more!

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Dec 28, 2018
208: Best of Apple 2018
14:25

Every year, to end the year, I put together lists of what I think Apple did best and worst for the last 12 months. I’ve already posted the list of the worst so, now, I’m going to spend a got minute focusing on the positive. What Apple did right and how I’d like to see Apple keep building on it for next year.

Not because I’m a fanboy or apologist or any other dismissive term those who have tribal fury but lack the articulation to form any factual, cohesive arguments to the contrary, but because if you don’t recognize the good along with the bad, the jobs well done amongst those still left to be done, them you fail to promote the direction you want to see continue and focus you want to see carried on.

So, what made this year’s list?

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Dec 27, 2018
639: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
55:13

Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are here with a look at highlights from 2018. But it's not just gadgets. It's about their favorite stories and themes that took shape during the year in technology. We love the new and shiny as much as anyone (maybe more!) — but the rubber meets the road when tech actually improves our lives. Take a listen and let us about a few of your favorite things from 2018!

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Dec 23, 2018
638: Creepy Uncle Garbage Train
53:11

Apple is so doomed, they're spending a billion dollars on expanding their campus in Austin, TX. Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow are here with all the news on iPhone demand, Apple's plans for Austin, plus a ton more!

They also talk about Apple's Hour of Code, more inexcusable blunders from Facebook, and an update on the alleged Super Micro hack. Spoiler: They weren't. And whatever happened to iPhone SE 2?

Plus, the crew have Holiday gift suggestions for the geeks in your life!

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Dec 22, 2018
637: I Got Sinus Rhythm
52:53

The gang's all here! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent dig deep into the ECG functionality now available on Apple Watch Series 4. They also talk about Apple's new clear case to show off the colorful bling of iPhone XR.

Finally, learn how to give your Memoji a Santa or Elf hat for the Holidays! Put one on your Memoji, belt out a chorus of Jingle Bells, and share it with us by using hashtag #imorecarols!!!

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Dec 08, 2018
636: A Big Oopsie
01:06:58

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are the stars of the show this week with a variety of different tech stories. First, Instagram is making it possible to share your stories with only your closest friends. They've also improved the accessibility of the platform by allowing users to provide text descriptions of the images they post. This is similar to a feature Twitter has previously implemented to benefit the visually impaired.

There's huge news in the re-kindled (pun not intended) relationship between Amazon and Apple. Available later this December, Echo devices will support Apple Music.

In less happy news, Marriott says records from 500 million Starwood guests were stolen in a massive data breach. The extent of the information leaked in the breach is still being determined.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League's anti-Semitism and anti-hate summit in New York on December 3rd.

Finally, Mikah and Lory share their gadget picks of the week! Come on in, it's getting cold outside!

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Dec 01, 2018
635: iPad Snuff Film
01:02:27

Black Friday is no longer a single day — it's practically an entire month of discounts on Holiday gifts. This week, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are joined in the first half of the show by Jared DiPane from our sister site Thrifter to talk about all the amazing bargains to be had.

The discussion turns to various bits and bobs of Apple news, including the (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for Apple Watch, Rene's thoughts on the inevitability of Mac transition to ARM processors, and using Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon GO.

The crew also have a lengthy conversation about the FUD behind Apple's T2 security chip, repairability of tech products, and the merits of wanton device destruction vs. vivisection in the name of science and education. Dive in!

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Nov 17, 2018
634: Monogamous, but switches really fast
57:19

Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie have reviews and fully-baked takes galore of Apple's tasty new trio. They look at MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac mini. Plus, they opine over the design improvements found in Apple Pencil 2. Yum!

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Nov 11, 2018
633: They Had Me at Whiskey
47:18

"When you murder a bezel, the home button is collateral damage" — Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil bring all the details from Apple's impressive product announcements this week, including Mac mini, MacBook Air, and two new iPads Pro. And, of course, the new Apple Pencil 2 with wireless charging and pairing.

And as soon you're done listening to iMore show, be sure to check out Rene's awesome interview on the Vector podcast with Tom Boger, Sr. Director of Mac Product Marketing at Apple.

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Nov 02, 2018
632: Xenomorph Sorting Hat
01:02:25

What happens when a squid, an alien, a pirate, and the living embodiment of iPhone XR walk into a podcast??? You have a special Halloween episode, of course!

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent look forward to Apple's event on October 30th with some speculation and educated guesses on what updates will come to the iPad and Mac product lines.

They also discuss iPhone XR, an upcoming fix for the bug that spawned #BeautyGate, and Tim Cook's thoughts on federal privacy laws. Trick or Treat!

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Oct 26, 2018
631: 100% Natural Zombie Skin
59:00

t's happening! Apple has sent out invitations to an event on October 30th in Brooklyn, NY. Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie are here to wander and wonder about the features coming to new iPad Pros and a possible update to Mac mini. They also discuss new additions to Apple's privacy site, and CEO Tim Cook has called for Bloomberg to retract an article about alleged hardware hacks on servers used by the company.

iPhone XR preorders are now available! It may not generate the same amount of frenzy as its more expensive siblings, but Rene and Lory talk about how it is anything but an entry-level phone — and why it's probably the best choice for most users.

Finally, Adobe is bringing Photoshop to iPad in 2019. They say it is "real" Photoshop, but, as Rene explains, that doesn't necessarily mean "full" Photoshop.

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Oct 20, 2018
630: Camera Wars: Episode XS
44:22

Right now, in our very own galaxy, a small band of freedom fighters are here to deliver the not-so-secret Apple news of the week.* Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent give a sneak peek at Rene's awesome new Siri Shortcuts video, and they follow up on the alleged Chinese hack of Supermicro server hardware.

Rene reviews the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 and explains why it's the aluminum Apple Watch to get — as long as you don't want the gold color option. In addition, Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this week. There are a couple good features Apple should consider "borrowing" for future iPhones.

Finally, the crew gaze into the crystal ball of iPad Pro rumors as they try to devine what capabilities it may include.

*No Bothans died to make this episode, but Lory "General Grevious" Gil lost her voice and had to sit this one out.

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Oct 12, 2018
629: The Mandalorian Digression
01:06:30

Steve Jobs passed away seven years ago — the iMore show begins on a somber note as the team reflect on his contributions to the world as a technology and creative visionary.

Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent put on their tin foil hats for a discussion about Bloomberg's bombshell article about chips being secretly placed into servers sold to companies like Apple and Amazon. Both companies have refuted claims made in the article, so what's the truth? The coverup can be worse than the crime. They also talk about Tim Cook's recent statements regarding Apple privacy policies and the lengths they go to protect user data.

Will Apple host an event in October to unveil new iPad and Macs, or will the products receive a simple press release? Finally, Lory and Mikah 'Muricasplain the United States national alert system to Rene. Tune in!

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Oct 06, 2018
628: Get off my lawn!
55:13

Behold The Beard! Jim Dalrymple of The Loop joins Mikah Sargent, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie for a jam packed episode. What's up with iPhone XS skin smoothing for portraits? The consensus is there's definitely something going on with the processing. Additionally, the XS speakers seem to have improved stereo imaging compared to previous iPhones.

And among other things, they discuss Qualcomm vs. Intel modem performance, Facebook's data breach, and why the screen on iPhone XR isn't 1080p (and why that doesn't matter). Rock on!

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Sep 28, 2018
627: Chasing Down The UPS Driver
01:01:50

Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent are celebrating new iPhone and Apple Watch day with special guest Matthew Cassinelli. Matthew is a former Workflow and Apple employee who is a true expert when it comes to the killer feature of iOS 12 — Siri Shortcuts!

They dig into how Shortcuts can make you more productive and efficient while Mikah and Lory wait patiently(?) for the delivery person to drop off their new goodies. They also discuss takeaways and expectations from the recent product announcements.

In addition, the crew geek out as Matthew provides a live unboxing his shiny, new Apple Watch Series 4!

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Sep 23, 2018
626: Leading the Charge
01:01:56

Mikah Sargent, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here to talk about all the new hotness from Cupertino! Apple Watch Series 4 has the potential to save lives, but the technology it contains could feed into health anxiety for some people. iPhone XS and XS Max build on the technology from last year's iPhone X, while the XR joins the fray with a more affordable price and some lucious color options.

The gang talk about what they've ordered and what they're still thinking about. Finally, pour one out for Lory's little buddy, iPhone SE!

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Sep 15, 2018
625: The Name Game
43:18

Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow get Plussy with new iPhone names in advance of Apple's event on September 12th. At least Apple Watch Series 4 will have a name that's easy enough to grok. They also look ahead to new AirPods and the AirPower charging surface.

Finally, will the upcoming event include iPads and Macs as one more thing(s), or will there be a separate event for those later this fall? Jump into the iHole with us!

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Sep 09, 2018
624: Devil's Advocate for Neanderthals
01:10:23

The cat's out of the bag! Apple has officially announced a presentation on September 12th for new product announcements, so Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Georgia Dow are here with a preview of what rumors are likely to become reality. They also cover AirPlay 2 support of the venerable AirPort Express, along with Siri Shortcuts on HomePod and Apple Watch.

They also share insight into a report showing that Android devices collect a lot more of your data than iPhone. 10x more!!!

Finally, they share their favorite product announcements from the IFA trade show in Berlin. Join us!

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Sep 03, 2018
623: Becoming Niche
01:00:41

Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent are here with your weekly dose of iMore for your ear holes! They talk about Tim Cook's 7-year anniversary as CEO of Apple. Cook has been a huge advocate for consumer privacy — that ties in perfectly with a discussion about the best ways to protect your privacy online and gain a better understanding of how companies use your information.

They also look at the latest Mac Mini rumors, 512 Pixel's amazing Aqua screenshot library, and alternatives to Back To My Mac, which is being removed in macOS Mojave. Don't miss it!

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Aug 24, 2018
622: The Georgia Side
01:03:04

Having escaped the spice mines of Kessel, Georgia Dow makes her triumphant return to the iMore show as she joins Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie to speculate and pontificate on the next round of Apple product releases. The crew share their hopes, dreams, and potentially more realistic expectations for a presumed event in September, which may include fresh iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac models along with a trio of new iPhones.

They also talk about the role of App developers and our own personal responsibility when it comes to protecting private data. Additionally, Group FaceTime features have been pulled from the initial releases of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, but they'll likely be added in a future update.

Finally, they take a look at adorable iPhone pillows and new MoviePass restrictions. Check it out!

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Aug 17, 2018
621: DON'T PANIC!!!
01:04:39

This week, Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by iMore's own Luke Filipowicz to cover all the hot Apple topics (with a little Nintendo too)! They explore iPhone battery myths and Tim Cook's memo to employees about the company's stock market cap valuation.

The crew also dig into a monetization feature added to mini-podcast platform, Anchor, the shut down of Newton Mail, and Logitech's new wireless phone charger.

Last, but certainly not least, we get a sneak peak at the myriad characters in the upcoming fighting game for Switch — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

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Aug 11, 2018
620: First Adopter, First Adapter
50:54

Mikah Sargent and Rene Ritchie discuss Apple's decision to end the App Store affiliate program. This seems like a cold move, especially given their excellent Q3 2018 earnings results. Speaking of money, Apple's market cap has exceeded one trillion dollars. Is this a big deal for most people? Nope, but it's an interesting milestone for publicly traded companies.

Mikah and Rene also take the time to answer a whole bunch of YOUR questions!

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Aug 03, 2018
619: Suprachiasmatic Nuclei
01:08:40

Team #imore4lyfe are joined for the first segment of the show by Michael Simmons of Flexibits to talk about Fantastical 2.5 for Mac. From there, Rene, Mikah, and Lory dig in to new features in the MacBook Pro 2018 models — everything from True Tone display technology, quad-core chips in the 13" model to quench the insatiable thirst of Final Cut Pro X, to performance of the Intel i9 processor option available on the 15" model.

Plus, the team go around the horn and share their favorite news picks from the week. Check it out!

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Jul 29, 2018
618: Everybody Loves Serenity
01:00:31

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined for the first half of the show by Ryan Cash. He's the founder of Snowman — the independent software development studio responsible for wildly popular games like Alto's Adventure, Alto's Odyssey, and Circles. They talk about the past, present, and future of his company and the enormous impact iPhone and the App Store have had on the world.

From there, Mikah and Lory talk about their mutual love, admiration, and respect for Serenity Caldwell. It was recently announced that Serenity has left iMore for a position with Apple's communication team. Although no one can truly replace Serenity, Lory has been promoted to managing editor of iMore.

They also chat about Instagram's new Q&A feature, and Lory has the scoop on Gorilla Glass 6.

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Jul 21, 2018
617: 24 CARROT Snark
01:15:00

On this very special episode of iMore show, Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil speak with Brian Mueller, founder of Carrot apps. Brian gives the low down on the inspiration behind Carrot's signature snark and the various apps within the Carrot Cinematic Universe: To-Do, Alarm, Fit, Hunger, and, of course, Weather!

From there, Lory and Serenity Caldwell go one-on-one as Serenity delivers a field report while on a cross-country road trip! They talk about photographing national parks, shopping with AR, and Apple's brand new MacBook Pros!

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Jul 14, 2018
616: The Lemonade Zone
01:02:30

We've got rumors by the dozen on this week's episode, as Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell talk about everything from the possibility of new iPhone colors to Face ID on next generation iPads.

Plus, hear about performance enhancements to devices like iPhone SE thanks to iOS 12, the Siri Shortcuts beta, an overhaul of Apple Maps, and new pricing tiers for Netflix. Turn it up, man! It's iMore show!

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Jul 06, 2018
615: A Whole New Scene
01:02:39

Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are joined by Nanoleaf CEO, Gimmy Chu, to talk about their new Nanoleaf Remote. Nanoleaf Remote is a unique, dodecahedron shaped controller for their lighting products, but it can also be used to control HomeKit devices.

Additionally, all the Apple OS things are now available in public beta! If you're brave and have backups, you can try out the new features in iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12. Plus, Apple has acknowledged issues some users have experienced with keyboards on MacBook and MacBook Pro, and they now have a repair process to address the problem for those affected.

Finally, Pokémon Quest is here and Lory has all the details! Check it out!

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Jun 29, 2018
614: Now with Show and Shame!
58:43

Serenity Caldwell, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil talk about their favorite features in watchOS and iOS developer beta 2, including the hottest new tech of the 21st century: Walkie-Talkie! They also discuss the previously announced but still unreleased AirPower wireless charging device, and Instagram's new video hub, IGTV. Keep it locked to this frequency!

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Jun 22, 2018
613: All The Things, with Werner Jainek
47:39

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by Werner Jainek of Cultured Code to talk about Things — their task manager app for iOS and Mac. Werner shares plenty tips, tricks, and the thought process behind the software. Even if you don't own it already, listen in because you'll definitely want to check this awesome app out!

They also talk about the recent announcements at WWDC and how they will benefit developers and end users alike. Join us!

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Jun 15, 2018
612: WWDC Reflections at NextDoor
56:56

NextDoor is a developer conference that ran concurrently, and literally next door, to WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. Serenity Caldwell and Rene Ritchie were invited to speak to attendees about the most significant advancements in iOS, WatchOS, and macOS.

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Jun 14, 2018
611: Dark Mode IRL
01:13:07

Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil talk about all the new awesomeness coming in iOS 12, WatchOS 5, and macOS Mojave. They share some favorite features demoed at WWDC and their experiences using the first developer beta.

Don't try this at home, kids! Public betas will be available later this summer. When the time comes, proceed at your own risk — ESPECIALLY on your primary devices! In the meantime, leave it to these daredevils to take the plunge. There are so many great new features and performances tweaks coming soon. Don't miss it!

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Jun 08, 2018
WWDC 2018 Keynote reaction, with the creators of Agenda
46:36

Rene Ritchie and Serenity Caldwell speak with the creators of Agenda — a WWDC 2018 Apple Design Award winning note taking app for Mac. They discuss Agenda as well as this year's major announcements from a developer and end user perspective.

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Jun 06, 2018
609: Apologies to Red-headed Stepchildren
56:14

Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Mikah Sargent are gearing up for all of next week's WWDC madness. Lory and Serenity will be in attendance along with Rene Ritchie, so they share how they pack for the event. The crew also discuss iPhone SE 2 rumors and the release of AirPlay 2, which enables stereo audio from a pair of HomePods.

Finally, there are two Pokémon games coming to Nintendo Switch, AND a special controller called Poké Ball Plus. Join us!

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Jun 01, 2018
608: CAt_BUtt_tURN2010
01:03:52

Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Mikah Sargent are joined by special guest Michael Fey of Agilebits to discuss 1Password 7 for Mac. He shares a lot of great information about this particular release, and how developers work to create excitement around new software.

The crew also chat about Podcast player apps, including the brand new Castro 3. From there, they dive into wish lists for WWDC announcements on June 4th. Finally, a quick chat about Apple's new privacy portal and GDPR compliance. Tune in!

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May 25, 2018
607: Google Play Jump Newsstand
01:05:13

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent talk about why iPhone probably won't go USB-C, and the possibility of an iPhone SE 2 with Face ID. They also discuss the revamped Google News and the replacement for YouTube Red: YouTube Premium. In addition, Twitter has announced API details that will make life very difficult for third party Twitter clients. But in more positive news, there's a new hope as the U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality.

Lastly, they chat about the internet's hottest new controversy: Laurel vs. Yanny, and a decades old "banned" video game coming to Nintendo Switch.

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May 18, 2018
606: Oculus Wooahhh!
53:59

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent share their impressions of Oculus Go. Even though it doesn't quite compete with high end VR devices like HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, it has proven to be addictively fun.

Lory also supplies a boots on the ground report from Google I/O 2018. One highlight at the conference was a demo of Google Duplex. In the technology preview, an AI places a telephone call to make appointments for the user — carrying on an interactive, natural sounding conversation with the person on the other end of the line. It's a little strange, and maybe a little scary, but amazing nonetheless!

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May 11, 2018
605: Come Together
58:36

Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil deliver the skinny on the brand new Oculus Go, a standalone VR device. For maximum iPhoneography, they also talk about Olloclip's Lens Kit for iPhone X.

In other news, T-Moblie and Sprint are now BFFs, thanks to a $26.5 billion dollar merger. What's the deal with "Marzipan", Apple's secret software project, plus the latest MacBook Air rumors. Finally, WhatsApp's founder peaces out after their acquisition by Facebook.

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May 04, 2018
604: Wingardium LumaFusion!
49:42

Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent begin this week's show by chatting about video editing on iPad. Serenity says it feels so good to work in a more tactile way with footage, but the tools can be buggy and aren't as advanced as they could be. The crew also discuss a jailbreak for Nintendo Switch, as well as Nintendo's new Labo project kits.

In addition, SmugMug has purchased Flickr from Yahoo. Longtime users hope this will breathe life into the photo sharing platform. Lory has been checking out Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a role-playing game set in the magical world of our favorite school-age wizards. The game relies on a free-to-play model with in-app purchases. The jury is still out on how much enjoyment you can get from it before raiding your account at Gringotts. All that, and a lot more. Join us!

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Apr 27, 2018
603: Let the Wookiee Win
51:57

The dynamic duo of Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent talk all about the week's news in the Appleverse, including a leak about leaks, how to repair or replace an Apple Watch, and rumors about new Series 4 models.

Speaking of rumors, they also discuss next generation iPhones and speculate about a possible new gold color. Finally, you no longer need expensive AR hardware (or the Millennium Falcon) to play 'Star Wars' holochess. Just your iOS device! Raaaawwwrrrrr!

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Apr 20, 2018
602: Meesa want to take your data!
01:01:33

The U.S.S. iMore has a stowaway this week — Captain Rene Ritchie! He joins Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent to talk about iPhone 8 PRODUCT(RED), and the 64-bit Mac app transition.

They also chat about Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in Washington, and the not-so-little white lies from multiple Android OEMs about security patches. All that, plus Serenity shows off her fancy, and very British, Kaweco pen sleeve GRIP for Apple Pencil. All aboard!

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Apr 13, 2018