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

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MBW 855: So Good, You'll Wanna Listen At 1x - HomePod Stains, Foldable iPad, Super Bowl
2:20:27
  • New HomePod can still stain some wooden surfaces.
  • 4chan members allegedly used Eleven Labs to create disturbing audio content in celeb voices.
  • Apple is planning both a foldable screen and a kickstand for the iPad.
  • Apple's Superbowl coverage.
  • New 256GB Mac Mini and 512GB MacBook Pro have slower SSD speeds than previous models.
  • Apple beefs up smartphone services in "silent war" against Google.
  • Apple extends Chinese censorship to Hong Kong users.

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: Mac 30th Anniversary Icons as SVG
  • Jason's Pick: Make.com
  • Andy's Picks: HiDock & HandMirror by Rafael Conde
  • Alex's Pick: The Creative Act: A Way of Being

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Feb 01, 2023
MBW 854: In the Pocket of Big Leo - HomePod, Mixed-Reality Headset, Apple Lisa
2:24:16
  • 2023 MacBook Pro review: More of the same, in a good way.
  • M2 Mac Mini review: Whatever you want it to be.
  • Apple resurrects full-size HomePod with updated acoustics.
  • Cat activates Homepod music playback.
  • Apple postpones AR/VR glasses, plans cheaper mixed-reality headset.
  • How Apple's upcoming mixed-reality headset will work.
  • iOS 16.3 fixes multiple security vulnerabilities.
  • About security keys for Apple ID.
  • Apple builds on privacy commitment by unveiling new education and awareness efforts on Data Privacy Day.
  • Apple enlists 'Ted Lasso' star power and Today at Apple sessions for 'Data Privacy Day'.
  • How Apple has so far avoided layoffs: Lean hiring, no free lunches.
  • iOS 16.3 code reveals Apple continues to work on classical music app.
  • Apple releases HomePod 16.3 software with humidity and temperature sensing, find my improvements, audio tuning, and more.
  • AI and the Big Five.
  • The Lisa: Apple's most influential failure.

Picks of the Week

  • Jason's Pick: Ivory
  • Andy's Pick: Iconfactory - Tot/Tot Pocket
  • Alex's Pick: Affinity Bundle

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Jan 25, 2023
MBW 853: MacOS: The Lustmaker - M2 Mac Mini, M2 Pro MacBook Pro, wInd3x
2:27:17
  • New M2 Pro/Max MacBook Pro.
  • New M2 / M2 Pro Mac Mini.
  • Digital IDs on iPhone launching soon in California.
  • Apple is working on adding touch screens to Macs in major turnabout.
  • 'Retro Pod' app yanked from the App Store.
  • wInd3x, the iPod Bootrom exploit 10 years too late.
  • Goldman Sachs lost $1.2 billion in just nine months in newest division.
  • The Apple TV expects you to have an iPhone in order to accept new iCloud terms and conditions.
  • Fake SSDs with great reviews are still popping up on Amazon.
  • Dropbox to roll out update with full support for macOS 12.5 by April.

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Gator Frameworks Microphone Clip Quick Release.
  • Andy's Pick: Runestone Plain Text Editor for iPhone and iPad.
  • Jason's Pick: OpenAI Whisper.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Jan 18, 2023
MBW 852: Lumberjacks In Love - Keynote Anniversary, AI Book Narration, Broadcom
2:22:16
  • iPhone announcement anniversary.
  • Keynote introduction anniversary.
  • Safari is released to the world.
  • Apple releases audiobooks with AI narrators.
  • Apple's dumping Broadcom, but keeping Qualcomm for now.
  • Apple releases minimal in 2023, except for that headset.

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Atomic Clock
  • Leo's Pick: Foreca
  • Andy's Pick: Algorithms to Live By
  • Jason's Pick: Mela

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Jason Snell

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Jan 10, 2023
MBW 851: Snarky By Default - Dark Sky Shutdown, iPhone SE, Apple Batteries
2:11:03
  • Dark Sky shut down as promised.
  • Apple didn't release any new Macs this quarter for first time since 2000.
  • Epic CEO teases Fortnite coming back to iOS as Apple is rumored to allow alternative app stores.
  • Next-generation QI2 wireless charging standard embraces Apple's MagSafe for Universal compatibility.
  • Kuo: Apple to cancel or postpone 2024 iPhone SE 4.
  • iPhone 14 Pro back in stock, ads back on air.
  • Inside Apple's war for chip talent.
  • Apple's battery replacement prices are going up by $20 to $50.
  • Apple Home new architecture roll-out paused.
  • iPhone 14 has another crash detection problem, this time it's skiing.

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: June Oven
  • Andy's Pick: MarsEdit 5
  • Jason's Pick: Channels

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Jan 04, 2023
MBW 850: MacBreak Weekly's Best of 2022 - A Look Back at MacBreak Weekly's Best Moments in 2022
2:24:13

Looking back at some of MacBreak Weekly's best moments from 2022.

  • Apple's new Mac Studio & iPad Air.
  • Apple's response to AirTag stalking concerns.
  • A farewell to the iPod.
  • Apple's vision of a passwordless future.
  • Rene Ritchies leaves the show, and Jason Snell joins the show.
  • M2 MacBook Air review.
  • The Dynamic Island.
  • The Apple Watch Ultra with Stephen Robles.
  • Are there too many new iPads with the release of Apple's new A14 iPad?
  • Gambling ads in the App Store.
  • A song and dance from the panel of MacBreak Weekly during some tests.

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

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Dec 27, 2022
MBW 849: Decorate Your Notch - Rich Siegel, Rapid Security Response, M2 Mac Pro
2:23:54
  • Rich Siegel & his experience with the Apple App Store over the years.
  • Microsoft finds macOS bug that lets malware bypass security checks.
  • Apple continues to test new 'Rapid Security Response' updates, this time for macOS users.
  • Apple backs out of Sunday Ticket negotiations with NFL.
  • When will Apple release the Apple Silicon Mac Pro with M2 Ultra Chip?
  • New 15.5-inch MacBook Air rumored to arrive in early 2023.

Picks of the Week

  • Jason Pick: Notchmeister
  • Andy's Picks: Photoscan by Google & Comicraft New Year's Day Fonts Sale.
  • Alex's Pick: Sony FR7

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

Guest: Rich Siegel

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Dec 21, 2022
MBW 848: Leo In Da Club - 3rd Party Apps, iCloud Encryption, Freeform
2:19:33
  • Apple will allow 3rd Party App stores.
  • Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups.
  • Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained.
  • iOS 16.2 is out.
  • macOS 13.1 with Freeform is out.
  • Apple claims a new iMessage can alert you if state-sponsored spies are eavesdropping.
  • Apple to end employee gagging clauses after activist campaign.
  • Tim Cook praises partnership with Sony for creating 'world's leading camera sensor for iPhone' during Japan trip.
  • Apple's iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite feature is now live in France, Germany, Ireland and the UK.

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Pick: Draw Things - Stable Diffusion in your iPhone
  • Andy's Pick: Ulysses 29
  • Alex's Pick: ChatGPT
  • Jason's Pick: Sports Alerts

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Dec 14, 2022
MBW 847: Do You Wanna See My Eddys? - TSMC Arizona, Apple Music Sing, 300 iPhone's
2:07:27
  • Apple makes plans to move production out of China.
  • TSMC triples Arizona chip investment to $40bn.
  • Apple in talks to move some iPad production to India as part of its exodus from China.
  • Apple's anti-union tactics in Atlanta were illegal, US officials say.
  • St. Louis Apple Store employees explain U-turn on unionization effort.
  • The NLRB says Apple interrogated and coerced employees in Atlanta.
  • Elon Musk says Apple is Twitter's largest ad client; has now 'fully resumed' advertising on the platform.
  • Apple introduces Apple Music Sing.
  • Apple's new patent countersuit against AliveCor aims to 'set the record straight'.
  • Apple TV+ teases 2023 content slate.
  • Apple sued by two women over AirTag stalking.
  • Colorado grandmother sues police detective following SWAT raid based on false 'Find my iPhone' ping.
  • Carrot Weather gets mini-games, Live Activities support for all precipitation, Layout redesign, more.
  • Apple launches self service repair program in Europe.
  • Man with 300 iPhones violently robbed near Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jason's Pick: Broadcasts 3.0
  • Andy's Pick: A Christmas Carol, read/performed by Patrick Stewart
  • Alex's Picks: Tis the Season & Reality Scan
  • Leo's Pick: Search All Apple Keynotes on Context

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Dec 07, 2022
MBW 846: One Nil to the Arsenal - Musk vs Apple, China, Manchester United
2:04:03
  • Musk's fight with Apple is one he's likely to lose.
  • Musk claims Apple threatens to remove Twitter from App Store.
  • Apple restricted AirDrop in China before widespread protests broke out.
  • iPhone 14 Pro demand to 'disappear' as Apple misses shipment goal by 20 million units.
  • An 'unthinkable morning': 1 dead, 16 injured after car crashes into Apple store in Hingham.
  • Apple Watch Ultra's powerful diving tools arrive with the Oceanic+ app.
  • We went diving with the Apple Watch Ultra. In short: dive computer makers should be worried.
  • No, Apple isn't planning to buy Manchester United.
  • Apple battling ESPN for rights to stream Dutch soccer league.
  • Judge approves Apple's plan to pay $50 million to settle butterfly keyboard lawsuit.
  • World Cup soccer balls plugged into chargers.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jason's Pick: ReadKit 3.1
  • Andy's Pick: Bondic Liquid Plastic
  • Alex's Pick: Sound Devices A20-RX

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Nov 29, 2022