There's a raft of media news this week, as Spotify removes a popular podcast from the ecosystem and Apple TV+ makes more content deals. We've got questions about the future of podcasting and whether Apple is committed to a video subscription service for the long haul. And when that's done, Myke at the Movies skips school and steals your dad's car …
Apple Stores are reopening in many parts of the world, but should you go? (Not unless you must.) Also, Taiwan Semiconductor plans to build a factory in the U.S., TV shows are being produced remotely during the lockdown, and Apple News+ turns to audio in an attempt to improve its service.
This week Jason and Myke ponder the mysteries of the 13-inch MacBook Pro(s), including why the Touch Bar is frozen in time and whether there's a bigger change coming to Apple's laptop line. Also Jason makes another IKEA order, Myke shares some knowledge about unusual BBC job titles, Jason's iPhone X battery fails at an inopportune time, and WWDC g…
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman joins Myke and Jason to discuss how Apple's responding to the pandemic, the current state of iPhone development, and how he handles breaking major Apple news. Then Myke and Jason discuss the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Jason finally gets to tell his tale of Drobo devastation.
Myke and Jason are the target audience for Apple's new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, and they're here with their full reviews. (And Myke trolls the Internet with five space bars.) They also ponder the balance of power between governments and tech giants over COVID-19 Bluetooth tracking.
Apple tweaks the Mac's battery settings, a new iPhone SE arrives, the first reviews of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro are in, and Apple's over-ear AirPods seem to be creeping closer.
Apple and Google join up to start tracing COVID-19 contacts, Apple makes a bunch of TV shows available to watch for free, Disney faces strong headwinds, and Bloomberg adds a bit of normalcy with a report about the next generation of iPhones. Then Myke at the Movies is sent back in time by whales to watch "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."
How will COVID-19 change the future of consumer technology? Why is Zoom the videoconferencing tool of the moment, and why has it had so many security and privacy issues? We ask the big questions this week, and also discuss Amazon's ability to sell and rent movies on iOS, the mystifying launch of the Quibi video service, and how moving to a virtual…
Myke has taken possession of a "new" iPad Pro, so he and Jason compare notes and enter the Conspiracy Room to ponder why it exists. While they're there, they also revisit the possibilities of ARM Macs and iPad versions of Apple's pro apps. We also save some praise for iPadOS cursors and Apple's COVID-19 reactions thus far.
Jason's got the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro, so it's time to dig in. But the most exciting new Apple development is an iPad accessory we won't see until May--and an iPadOS software update we all get to see this week. Plus, Myke gives his surprising reaction to spending a few weeks with a 16-inch MacBook Pro.