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#293: Opt In Your Face

April 13th, 2020 · 114 minutes

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."

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Links and Show Notes

Review: Brydge Pro+ iPad keyboard with trackpad - Six Colors
Martin Scorsese Courts Apple and Netflix to Rescue Costly DiCaprio Film - WSJ
Bob Iger Thought He Was Leaving on Top. Now, He’s Fighting for Disney’s Life. - The New York Times
Disney Plus Tops 50 Million Paid Subscribers Worldwide – Variety
Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology - Apple
Apple and Google are launching a joint COVID-19 tracing tool for iOS and Android | TechCrunch
Apple's 'Find My' Feature Uses Some Very Clever Cryptography | WIRED
Coronavirus: UK confirms plan for its own contact tracing app - BBC News
Apple Makes Several Apple TV+ Shows Available to Stream for Free for a Limited Time - MacRumors
'Assemble and adjust your Face Shield' - Six Colors
Creativity goes on - YouTube
Today at Apple at Home - Apple
Apple Plans IPad-Like Design for Next IPhone, Smaller HomePod - Bloomberg
#109 Is Facebook Spying on You? | Reply All
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan) – Amazon
The Long Sunset (The Academy) – Amazon
The Future of Another Timeline – Amazon
This is How You Lose the Time War – Amazon
To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Novella – Amazon
The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy Book 1) – Amazon
The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Amazon
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy Book 1) – Amazon
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World Book 1) – Amazon
Dan Moren
Zapier
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - Wikipedia
Vulcan Hello - a podcast from The Incomparable
The Incomparable | Whale Logistics Movie (Episode 437)
Apple Collection – 512 Pixels
iPhone SE - Why Upgrade - Apple