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The Essential Apple Podcast

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An Apple based podcast covering the last 7 - 10 days in the world of Apple news, reviews, rumours, roundups, guides and anything else that catches our eyes in the world of tech.

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S1E249 - Essential Apple Podcast 249: New Year New Stuff

Happy New Year to all, and after our Holiday Break we’re back! This time the iPhone is 15, CES (sort of) happened, Apple’s top silicon guy moved back to Intel, China fires up a Fusion Reactor, and more. Simon Nick and Jim return to pontificate over it all.

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Recorded 9th January 2022

On this week’s show NICK RILEY
  • @spligosh on Twitter very occasionally.
  • Sometimes appears on Bart Busschots' Let's Talk Apple
  • Sutton Park Circuit church worship on YouTube
  • Nick’s church stream videos on You Tube
  • Happy 15th Birthday, iPhone – Mashable
    • Today Marks 15 Years Since Steve Jobs Unveiled the Original iPhone – Mac Rumors
  • Apple has become the world's first $3 trillion company – CNN
  • HomeKit bug sends iPhone and iPad into reboot loop of deathHomeKit bug – Cult of Mac
  • Apple loses lead Apple Silicon designer Jeff Wilcox to Intel – Apple Insider
    • Apple Engineer Who Designed the M1 SOC Hired By Intel – Wccftech
  • Distance Wireless Charging Made a Minor Comeback at CES 2022 – WIRED
  • The best tech of CES 2022 – Mashable
  • BlackBerry OS devices are pretty much dead after January 4th – Engadget
  • InWith promises world's first soft smart contact lens – CNET
  • China switched on its nuclear fusion device that’s 5 times hotter than the sun – BGR
  • Canon ink cartridges become an unexpected chip shortage victim – Apple Insider
  • LastPass says no passwords were compromised following breach scare – The Verge
  • Here’s the truth about the crypto miner that comes with Norton Antivirus – The Verge
  • AirCard, like a card-shaped AirTag, will work with Apple's Find My app – iMore
  • Today I learned my Apple Silicon Mac has three operating systems on it and only one of them is called macOS. Boot modes for a Mac with Apple silicon – Apple Support

For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Goldfish learn to drive and navigate on land in animal behaviour study – Independent
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