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#430: The 2022 Annies: A Lot of Mercenaries

December 27th, 2022 · 90 minutes

Myke, Federico and Someone Who Kind of Sounds Like Stephen review 2022's biggest Apple stories, grading them from "Nightmare" to "Best, I Love You."

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Links and Show Notes

The Ticci Scale
iOS 15.4 enables Face ID support while wearing a mask, no Apple Watch required - 9to5Mac
You can finally try Universal Control between Macs and iPads with macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 betas - 9to5Mac
Google says Apple ‘should not benefit from bullying’ created by iMessage lock-in - The Verge
Let’s chat about RCS - The Verge
Apple's plans for third-party App Store payments are insufficient, Dutch regulator says - 9to5Mac
Finger-nibbling cat soft toy was CES 2022's weirdest product
Elgato launches Stream Deck Pedal and official Discord plugin - The Verge
An update on AirTag and unwanted tracking - Apple
Beats Fit Pro Launch Worldwide With Similar Features as AirPods Pro - MacRumors
Apple unveils contactless payments via Tap to Pay on iPhone - Apple
Apple on Russian invasion of Ukraine: all product sales paused, RT and Sputnik News apps pulled - 9to5Mac
Apple unveils all-new Mac Studio and Studio Display - Apple
Apple Studio Display Review: A welcome return – Six Colors
Apple announces the new iPhone SE: a powerful smartphone in an iconic design - Apple
Apple introduces gorgeous new green finishes for the iPhone 13 lineup - Apple
Apple introduces the most powerful and versatile iPad Air ever - Apple
iPad Air 2022 Review: Refined Balance - MacStories
Apple and Major League Baseball to offer “Friday Night Baseball” - Apple
Apple’s Self Service Repair now available - Apple
Apple Launches Self Service Repair Store – 512 Pixels
Using Apple’s Tools to Fix My iPhone - YouTube
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference returns in its all-online format - Apple
Apple’s “CODA” wins historic Oscar for Best Picture at the Academy Awards - Apple
Apple finally lets ‘reader’ apps like Kindle, Netflix, and Spotify link to their own sites - The Verge
Twitter’s edit button is really happening - The Verge
Elon Musk buys Twitter - by Casey Newton - Platformer
Dyson Zone™ | Headphones with air purification
Dyson Zone hands-on: what it’s like to wear air purifying headphones - The Verge
The music lives on - Apple
Apple's future is suddenly freight–er, fraught–with peril | Macworld
Apple slows return to office plan, will let employees stay remote and require masks in common spaces - The Verge
Apple Marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Announcing Upcoming Accessibility Features - MacStories
Apple unveils new ways to share and communicate in iOS 16 - Apple
iPadOS 16 takes the versatility of iPad even further - Apple
watchOS 9 delivers new ways to stay connected, active, and healthy - Apple
macOS Ventura brings powerful productivity tools, new Continuity features to Mac - Apple
Apple unveils all-new MacBook Air, supercharged by the new M2 chip - Apple
Apple Tested Stage Manager on iPads Without M1 Chip and Wasn't Satisfied - MacRumors
Apple and MLS to present all MLS matches for 10 years, beginning in 2023 - Apple
Major League Soccer Shares 2023 Schedule of Matches Streaming in Apple TV App - MacRumors
Apple expands commitment to protect users from mercenary spyware - Apple
Apple scores record-breaking 52 Emmy noms for “Ted Lasso,” “Severance,” and more - Apple
M2 MacBook Air Review: A new era – Six Colors
Daring Fireball: The 2022 13-Inch MacBook Air
M2 MacBook Air Review: More Than a Refresh! - YouTube
A War of Head Versus Heart: The M2 MacBook Air – 512 Pixels
Apple (AAPL) Plans Extreme Sports Watch With Larger Screen, Metal Case - Bloomberg
Shazam turns 20 - Apple
Apple expands Self Service Repair to Mac notebooks - Apple
iOS 16 finally adds the battery percentage to the status bar - 9to5Mac
Amazon is buying iRobot for $1.7B | TechCrunch
iRobot Roomba Combo™ j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop | iRobot® | iRobot
Apple introduces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus - Apple
Apple debuts iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max - Apple
Apple reveals Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE - Apple
Introducing Apple Watch Ultra - Apple
Apple announces the next generation of AirPods Pro - Apple
iOS 16: The MacStories Review - MacStories
watchOS 9: The MacStories Review - MacStories
Apple confirms delay in iPadOS 16 release - 9to5Mac
Apple Expected to Move 25% of All iPhone Production to India by 2025 - MacRumors
iPhone 14 Plus available in stores Friday - Apple
Apple unveils completely redesigned iPad in four vibrant colors - Apple
Apple introduces next-generation iPad Pro, supercharged by the M2 chip - Apple
Apple introduces the powerful next-generation Apple TV 4K - Apple
macOS Ventura is now available - Apple
iPadOS 16 is available today - Apple
macOS Ventura: The MacStories Review - MacStories
macOS Ventura review: A work in progress – Six Colors
Apple Announces More Ads Coming to App Store Starting Next Week - MacRumors
Apple pauses gambling ads on App Store product pages after developer outcry | TechCrunch
The Matter smart home standard officially launches today. - The Verge
$706,397.10 – 512 Pixels
Update on supply of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max - Apple
Emergency SOS via satellite available today on iPhone 14 lineup - Apple
Apple Music launches new Replay experience; reveals 2022’s Top Charts - Apple
Welcome to hell, Elon - The Verge
Latest iOS 16.2 Beta Lets You Disable Wallpaper and Notifications for Always On Display - MacRumors
Apple introduces Apple Music Sing - Apple
Apple announces biggest upgrade to App Store pricing, adding 700 new price points - Apple
Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections - Apple
Apple launches Freeform: a powerful new app designed for creative collaboration - Apple
Freeform Leverages the Freedom and Flexibility of a Blank Canvas - MacStories
Apple’s Self Service Repair Program Expanded – 512 Pixels