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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 / 18:00 UTC.

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MBW 830: A Latte and a Baked Good - Apple TV+, iOS 16 Battery Icon, iCloud
2:03:54
  • Ted Lasso stars thought no one would watch Apple TV+.
  • Apple kept Ben Stiller in the dark over 'Severance' viewership.
  • Apple TV+ aims for Pixar highs with the launch of its first major animated feature film 'Luck.'
  • Apple in talks to acquire streaming rights for Big Ten athletics, report says.
  • iOS 16 beta 5 finally adds the battery percentage to the status bar.
  • Comment: The problem with the iOS 16 battery percentage icon.
  • Kuo: iPhone 14 series not facing impacts on supply chain as mass production and shipment schedule are on track.
  • iMessage and the Secret Service.
  • iCloud class action lawsuit sees Apple agree to pay $14.8M to paid tier subscribers.
  • Samsung Display and LG Display developing OLEDoS and LEDoS techs.
  • Beats partners with Kim Kardashian on new neutral Beats Fit Pro colors.
  • Steve Jobs' turtleneck designer Issey Miyake dies aged 84.
  • OtterBox now offers $150 for broken iPhone screens when using these screen protectors.
  • AppLovin offers to buy Unity Software for $17.5B in all-stock deal.
  • Find My has a new sound alert with iOS 16 beta 5, here's how it sounds.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jason's Pick: Firestar Toys
  • Andy's Pick: Week of 8/8 - Free Concerts in Boston Common
  • Leo's Pick: Übersicht Widgets
  • Alex's Pick: Farplay

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

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Aug 09, 2022
MBW 829: The Keyser Söze Model - 3rd Quarter Results, Apple Car Execs, Touch ID
2:13:15
  • Apple reports third quarter results.
  • Six Colors charts.
  • People aren't buying as many PCs — and Intel is feeling the multibillion-dollar burn.
  • Apple nabs key Lamborghini executive to work on its electric car.
  • Electronics are built with death dates. Let's not keep them a secret.
  • First batch of Apple Arcade games removed as developer contracts end.
  • Sorry, Apple will no longer help you set up a dial-up modem on your Mac.
  • Why does Jason hide a keyboard under his desk?
  • Secret Service may disable iMessages to avoid repeat of Jan. 6 controversy.
  • Belkin's MagSafe Continuity Camera mount for iPhone shown off in new videos.

Picks of the Week

  • Jason's Pick: Downlink
  • Alex's Pick: Light and Magic Documentary
  • Andy's Picks: Superscope C-106 Cassette Recorder & SpinFit Earbud Tips

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

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Aug 02, 2022
MBW 828: Woz Not Here Man - Apple Newton, Rene Ritchie, Apple-1 Prototype
2:09:09
  • Apple begins to show rare vulnerability ahead of economic showdown.
  • For All Mankind' prop fused an Apple Newton MessagePad 120 and an iPhone 12.
  • M2 MacBook Air teardown: Apple forgot the heatsink?
  • Meet the new Creator Liaison: Rene Ritchie.
  • Apple Silicon is an inconvenient truth.
  • Steve Jobs' prototype for the original Apple computer is being auctioned off, and bidding has already hit $230,000.
  • Apple, Koss settle wireless-headphone patent fight before trial.
  • The Apple Store Time Machine.
  • Apple Brompton Road celebrates creativity with vibrant design and events featuring local artists.
  • TikTok is fastest growing news source for UK adults, Ofcom finds.
  • Instagram admits it's 'not good" after Kardashians beg it to stop copyin TikTok.

Picks of the Week

  • Jason's Pick: Floppy EMU
  • Andy's Pick: AirShot
  • Alex's Pick: News Over Audio (NOA)

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

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Jul 26, 2022
MBW 827: A Response With Lots of Nines - Apple Pay, Apple Arcade, Jony Ive
1:46:40
  • M2 MacBook Air review: a new era.
  • Apple reportedly wants to slow down hiring in 2023.
  • Apple Pay lawsuit filed by firm that won ebook and developer antitrust cases.
  • Russia says it will fine Apple for violating antitrust laws.
  • 15 Apple Arcade games are leaving the service soon.
  • Apple reaches $50 million settlement over defective MacBook keyboards.
  • SIM cards are going away. Why that's a good thing.
  • Apple ends consulting agreement with Jony Ive, its former design leader.

Picks of the Week

  • Andy's Pick: ChromeOS Flex
  • Alex's Pick: PictureThis
  • Jason's Pick: Scriptable
  • Mikah's Pick: Incase - Two Way Transfer Tote

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Jason Snell

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Jul 19, 2022
MBW 826: Snelled It! - iOS 16 Beta, M2 MacBook Air, Oregon Trail
2:02:52
  • First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • Apple's iOS 16, macOS Ventura and watchOS 9 public betas are ready to download.
  • Inside Apple's eight-year struggle to build a self-driving car.
  • Apple expands industry-leading commitment to protect users from highly targeted mercenary spyware.
  • Midnight M2 MacBook Air shipment moves to mid-August, Space Gray model still the fastest option available.
  • First benchmark result surfaces for MacBook Air with M2 chip.
  • Apple adding first MacBook Pro with touch bar to vintage products list.
  • Apple TV+ tops Hollywood Critics Association Awards.
  • Apple TV+ scores 51 Primetime Emmy nominations, led by Severance and Ted Lasso.
  • The Oregon Trail's new Apple Watch app tracks steps for in-game progress.

Picks of the Week:

  • Andy's Pick: Phil Plait and Bad Astronomy on SYFY.com
  • Jason's Pick: SwiftBar

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

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Jul 12, 2022
MBW 825: The Superman Building - M2 Macs, Series 8, M2 MacBook Air
2:13:17
  • The 30-year-old comic book that became a Silicon Valley bible.
  • Apple is preparing three new M2 Macs.
  • "We discovered severe thermal throttling with Apple's new M2 MacBook Pro."
  • iFixit teardown shows M2 MacBook Pro is just a recycled laptop with a new chip inside.
  • Apple forced to cut iPhone 14 orders by 10%, despite anticipating strong demand.
  • Apple not releasing their own 5G Modem Chip relates to a long-standing patent battle with Qualcomm and not because of a development failure.
  • EU lawmakers pass landmark tech rules, but enforcement a worry.
  • Gurman: Apple Watch Series 8 to feature body temperature sensor (as long as it passes internal tests).
  • Apple TV+ makes San Diego Comic-Con debut.
  • President Biden to award Steve Jobs with posthumous Medal of Freedom.
  • Pokemon Go creator Niantic cancels four projects, cuts 8% of staff.
  • MKBHD Easter egg latest clue to suggest 2022 MacBook Air pre-orders will start on Friday.

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Grey Matter Podcast
  • Andy's Picks: Understanding Comics & Commander X16 computer and emulator
  • Rene's Picks: Geekerwan Chinese & Geekerwan English

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

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Jul 05, 2022
MBW 824: Two-Headed Chihuahua - Mobile Tracking, Safari's WebKit, NBA All-World
1:57:06

Mobile Tracking, Safari's WebKit, NBA All-World

  •  Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip appears to have significantly slower SSD speeds.
  •  US senators ask FTC to investigate Apple and Google over mobile tracking.
  •  Russia threatens Apple with fines for not storing user data within the country.
  •  U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Apple's bid to revive Qualcomm patent challenges.
  •  How refactoring code in Safari's WebKit resurrected 'zombie' security bug.
  •  Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act - enforcement begins.
  •  Apple Watch Series 8 rumored to feature new Low Power Mode.
  •  Apple readies iPhone 14 and HomePod upgrade in flood of new products.
  •  AirPods Max beta confirms higher quality Bluetooth codec.
  •  AirPods Pro 2 case redesign with rumored Find My feature shown off in leak, earbud appearance unchanged.
  •  Pokémon Go makers take on basketball with NBA All-World.
  •  For All Mankind' prop fused an Apple Newton MessagePad 120 and an iPhone 12.
  •  iWork update brings new features to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote with version 12.1.


Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Craiyon
  • Andy's Pick: Tot
  • Rene's Pick: Moment Anamorphic Adapter

Hosts: Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, Andy Ihnatko, and Mikah Sargent

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Jun 28, 2022
MBW 823: Mac and Cheez - CAPTCHAs, Web Apps, Clarus
2:22:53

CAPTCHAs, Web Apps, Clarus

  •  Senators call for US to adopt common charger.
  •  Apple workers at Maryland store vote to unionize, a first in the U.S.
  •  Biden says he is proud of Apple workers who voted to join a union.
  •  You'll be able to bypass CAPTCHAs in iOS 16.
  •  Stage Manager's iPad requirements.
  •  Former Apple engineer details why the first iPhone didn't have copy and paste.
  •  New M2 13-inch MacBook Pro available to order. Starts arriving 6.24.
  •  Microsoft Defender extends malware protection to macOS and Android—for a price.
  •  Apple's relationship with web apps will improve in 2023.
  •  Hidden anti-cryptography provisions in internet anti-trust bills.
  •  Apple's macOS Ventura | 7 New Security Changes to Be Aware Of.
  •  How I learned to stop caring about Diablo Immortal's pay-to-win mechanics.
  •  Apple's first dual-port USB-C power adapters now available to order.
  •  MacOS Ventura dev beta brings back Clarus the Dogcow.


Picks of the Week

  •  Leo's Pick: Aranet4
  •  Rene's Pick: Night of the Coconut
  •  Andy's Pick: Google Scanned Objects Dataset (1000+ sdf objects)
  •  Alex's Pick: HidrateSpark

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

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Jun 21, 2022
MBW 822: The Cheez Ball Progress Bar - 13" MacBook Pro, CarPlay, MLS
2:36:14

13" MacBook Pro, CarPlay, MLS

  •  13-inch MacBook Pro M2 will be available to preorder on June 17th.
  •  At WWDC, Apple finally turned all its devices into one big platform.
  •  Apple resizes the iPad's workflow with Stage Manager.
  •  Jay-Z is giving back to the community he grew up in... with a 'Bitcoin Academy'.
  •  App Tracking Transparency antitrust investigation launched because Apple exempts its own apps.
  •  WhatsApp finally makes moving from Android to iOS less painful.
  •  Apple still plans iPad Pro updates for fall 2022.
  •  Apple's new CarPlay is the foreshock to releasing its own vehicle.
  •  Apple's giving up ground in its App Store fight with Dutch regulators and Tinder.
  •  Apple and Major League Soccer to present all MLS matches around the world for 10 years, beginning in 2023.
  •  Apple Headset is closer to reality as LG Display aims to supply MicroOLED panel.
  •  Apple Music, gaming to bring in over $8 billion in revenue by 2025, J.P. Morgan says.


Picks of the Week

  •  Rene's Pick: Bill C11
  •  Andy's Pick: Joyce DiDonato Voice Masterclass at SFCM
  •  Alex's Picks: Sprig Cable Management & 2 Minute Paper

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

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Jun 14, 2022
MBW 821: Blowin' Cheddah - Apple M2, new MacBook Air, macOS Ventura
2:31:27
  • Apple unveils M2, taking the breakthrough performance and capabilities of M1 even further.
  • Apple Announces M2 SoC: Apple Silicon for Macs updated for 2022.
  • Apple unveils all-new MacBook Air, supercharged by the new M2 chip.
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2.
  • Hands-on: Using the iPhone as a webcam with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura.
  • iPadOS 16 - All New Features.
  • macOS Ventura - All New Features.
  • iOS 16 - All New Features.
  • iOS 16 code includes multiple 'always-on display' references ahead of iPhone 14 Pro.


Picks of the Week

  • Mikah's Pick: G'Day World
  • Andy's Pick: Dual Monitor Stand Mount
  • Alex's Pick: Shokz OpenComm

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko, and Mikah Sargent

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Jun 07, 2022
MBW 820: 30 Years of Newton - 1 Billion Safari Users, SwiftUI in 2022, BTS
2:29:41

1 Billion Safari Users, SwiftUI in 2022, BTS 

  • WWDC 2022: What to expect, iOS 16, new operating systems, redesigned MacBook Air, more.
  •  WWDC 2022 full schedule.
  •  Apple's Safari browser now has more than 1 billion users.
  •  Michael Tsai - SwiftUI in 2022.
  •  Judge rules Cydia's antitrust case against Apple can move forward.
  •  Apple VP kindly reminds retail workers that they can say no to unions.
  •  We Tried Apple's Self Repair Program. You Shouldn't. (Probably).
  •  Foxconn raises outlook, saying supply chain situation improving.
  •  Kuo: TSMC roadmap indicates this year's iPhone 'A16' chip will stick to 5nm fab, same as A14 and A15.
  •  Apple has won a patent for a future Apple Watch with an integrated camera in its digital crown and more.
  •  Tesla is considering adopting Apple's AirPlay to improve audio quality.
  •  Apple Music 1 launching a new show hosted by K-pop sensation BTS.
  •  Formula One pilot Sebastian Vettel chases thieves using the iPhone's Find My app.
  •  Remembering Apple's Newton, 30 years on.


Picks of the Week

  •  Alex's Pick: ChauvetDJ
  •  Andy's Pick: Buy Nothing App for iOS
  •  Rene's Pick: Rene's Nebula Class

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

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May 31, 2022