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#291: The Ugly Potatoes Are Used for Fries

March 30th, 2020 · 85 minutes

This week Myke got a new iPad Pro, so he and Jason compare notes. Then we enter the Conspiracy Room™ for talk about that iPad, pro iPad apps, and ARM Macs. Plus: Whimsical iPad cursors and ol' Tim "Contingency" Cook!

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Links and Show Notes

Bloomberg: Apple's 5G iPhone Still on Schedule for Fall Launch, But Future Products Could Be Delayed - MacRumors
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is donating 10 million masks to healthcare workers in the US - The Verge
Tim Cook on Twitter: "Proud to share we’ve been able to source 10M masks."
Apple releases new COVID-19 app and website based on CDC guidance - Apple
Apple Offering 90-Day Free Trials for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X - MacRumors
Unreleased version of Logic Pro X surfaces on Apple’s website with Live Loops feature - 9to5Mac
‎Board game greats : App Store Story
‎Play online with friends : App Store Story
Disney Plus Hits 5 Million App Downloads in U.K., Europe on Launch Day – Variety
Defending Jacob — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ - YouTube
Kuo: Apple to Launch Several Macs With Arm-Based Processors in 2021, USB4 Support Coming to Macs in 2022 - MacRumors
Report claims new iPad Pro's A12Z Bionic chip is just a 'renamed A12X with an enabled GPU core' - 9to5Mac
Quinn Nelson's Tweet Thread
Why is the 2020 iPad Pro such a minor upgrade? | Macworld
In praise of the iPadOS 13.4 cursor - Six Colors
The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 280, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino
Screens now supports pointing devices! – Edovia Blog
Quibi - Quick bites. Big stories.
Quibi - Wikipedia
Amazon.com: Sennheiser PC 131
The Best USB Headset for Your Computer | Reviews by Wirecutter
A podcast studio for about $100 - Six Colors
Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATR2100x-USB
Amazon.com: Blue Yeti Studio USB