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#481: The 2023 Annies

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December 20th, 2023 · 95 minutes

The guys revisit the biggest stories of 2023, ranking each month according to the good and bad that each one brought.

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Upgrade #491: The 2023 Upgradies - Relay FM
The Ticci Scale
Give Us Our Eleven Days | The English Calendar Riots of 1752
Apple unveils M2 Pro and M2 Max: next-generation chips for next-level workflows - Apple
Apple introduces the new HomePod with breakthrough sound and intelligence - Apple
Apple Shuts Down Popular Weather App 'Dark Sky' - MacRumors
iOS 16.3 brings iCloud Advanced Data Protection feature to all users worldwide
iCloud data security overview - Apple Support
Twitter Intentionally Ends Third-Party App Developer Access to Its APIs - MacStories
Ivory for Mastodon Review: Tapbots Reborn - MacStories
Stephen Rewarding Stephen

Artwork by @zmknox in the Discord for Relay FM memebrs.

Apple names its first-ever 'Chief People Officer' as part of leadership shakeup - 9to5Mac
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains how Bing with AI is better than Google - The Verge
Connected #438: The Jeremies (February 2023) - Relay FM
Hello, yellow! Apple introduces new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus - Apple
Six Colors, But Really Just One Color and it's the Yellow iPhone 14 - YouTube
Apple Music Classical is here - Apple
Apple introduces Apple Pay Later - Apple
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference returns June 5 - Apple
Connected #443: You Don’t Deserve Me at 3x - Relay FM
iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Feature Multi-Use Action Button Instead of Mute Switch - MacRumors
Official Ted Lasso jerseys and hoodies now available in partnership with Nike - 9to5Mac
Apple announces major progress toward climate goals ahead of Earth Day - Apple
Apple will use 100 percent recycled cobalt in batteries by 2025 - Apple
General Motors hates your iPhone – Six Colors
Automation April - MacStories on Mastodon
Introducing S-GPT, A Shortcut to Connect OpenAI's ChatGPT with Native Features of Apple's Operating Systems - MacStories
Use Crash Detection on iPhone or Apple Watch to call for help in an accident - Apple Support
Stephen's Wrecked Truck
Steve Jobs's Longtime Apple Media Chief Katie Cotton Dies - Bloomberg
Make Something Wonderful | Book | Steve Jobs Archive
Apple, Google partner on an industry specification to address unwanted tracking - Apple
Apple brings Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to iPad - Apple
Apple previews Live Speech, Personal Voice, and more new accessibility features - Apple
Apple Tysons Corner reopens in Virginia - Apple
Beats Studio Buds Plus review: it’s cool to be clear - The Verge
WWDC23 highlights - Apple
Apple Vision Pro: A Watershed Moment for Personal Computing - MacStories
Cortex #143: Apple Vision Pro: Experiencing the Future - Relay FM
The Vibe is Good – 512 Pixels
With iPadOS 17, Stage Manager Is (Finally) Moving in the Right Direction - MacStories
Apple Battersea opens in London’s historic Battersea Power Station - Apple
First look inside Apple’s spectacular offices at Battersea Power Station | Evening Standard
Apollo To Shut Down June 30th, Leading Many of the Largest Subreddits to Stage a Blackout - MacStories
A Brief History of The Prompt and Connected - MacStories
Apple lands record 54 Emmy Award nominations - Apple
Apple celebrates Lionel Messi’s debut with Inter Miami CF on MLS Season Pass - Apple
On the Value of Threads' Social Graph - MacStories
Twitter is being rebranded as X - The Verge
Goldman Is Looking for a Way Out of Its Partnership With Apple - WSJ
Could Apple really buy Disney? – Six Colors
Relay FM 10th Anniversary Extravaganza | Hackney Empire
How the iMac saved Apple - The Verge
From Apple’s first iMac G3 to the iMac with M1: a visual history - The Verge
Apple debuts iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus - Apple
Apple unveils iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max - Apple
Apple introduces the advanced new Apple Watch Series 9 - Apple
Apple unveils Apple Watch Ultra 2 - Apple
Apple upgrades AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with USB‐C charging - Apple
Apple unveils its first carbon neutral products - Apple
Hands-on Impressions from Apple’s Wonderlust Event – 512 Pixels
iOS and iPadOS 17: The MacStories Review - MacStories
macOS Sonoma: The MacStories Review - MacStories
iTunes Movie Trailers Taken Offline – 512 Pixels
Unweaving Apple’s FineWoven Case | iFixit News
Apple’s new FineWoven iPhone cases are very bad - The Verge
Apple’s FineWoven iPhone Cases Just Aren’t That Good – 512 Pixels
Federico Viticci - "Still decided to give the FineWoven case a fair try…" - MacStories on Mastodon
Peter McKinnon's Finewoven Case
Apple introduces new Apple Pencil, bringing more value and choice to the lineup - Apple
Apple Watch double tap gesture now available with watchOS 10.1 - Apple
Google Pixel 8 launch event: the 7 biggest announcements - The Verge
Apple unveils M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max, the most advanced chips for a personal computer - Apple
Apple supercharges 24-inch iMac with new M3 chip - Apple
Apple unveils new MacBook Pro featuring M3 chips - Apple
Behind the scenes at Scary Fast: Apple’s keynote event shot on iPhone - Apple
Apple’s new video reactions are making therapy incredibly awkward - The Verge
The Problem With Jon Stewart ending over AI and China coverage - The Verge
Apple supercharges Logic Pro for Mac and iPad - Apple
Final Cut Pro for Mac and iPad get powerful updates - Apple
Taylor Swift is Apple Music’s Artist of the Year for 2023 - Apple
Apple is giving iPhone 14 owners an extra year of free Emergency SOS services - The Verge
Humane launches Ai Pin.
Apple unveils the top books of 2023 and a new Year in Review experience - Apple
Apple shares the most popular podcasts of 2023 - Apple
Apple unveils App Store Award winners, the best apps and games of 2023 - Apple
Apple Podcasts names Wiser Than Me the 2023 Show of the Year - Apple
Sam Altman is back, so what’s next for OpenAI and ChatGPT? - The Verge
Sam Altman returns as CEO OpenAI - The Verge
AirPods Max Announced Three Years Ago Today - MacRumors
Apple responds to Beeper’s iMessage for Android: ‘We took steps to protect our users’ - The Verge
Next Beeper Mini Fix Requires Users to Have a Mac - MacRumors
Apple Pulls Plug on Goldman Credit-Card Partnership - WSJ
Software Applications Incorporated
First cars with next-generation CarPlay officially announced - 9to5Mac
Apple halting Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales: Here's why - 9to5Mac
ITC order could ban Apple Watch imports in the US – 9to5mac
Apple Watch Import Ban, Apple v Masimo, Apple’s Response – Stratechery by Ben Thompson