Upgrade looks at how technology shapes our lives, from the devices in our hands and pockets to the streaming services that keep us entertained.

Navigation

Links

Support this show

Join for $5/month Join for $50/year
Get Upgrade+. More content, no ads.

#359: Hi Everybody... Pineapple

June 28th, 2021 · 129 minutes

The Upgrade Summer of Fun kicks into gear with new beachwear, a very special summer-themed edition of Ask Upgrade, dreams of larger iPads, and a bunch of streaming news. On the less fun side, we discuss why Apple has reacted the way it has to threats of new laws and regulations that might change how it does business.

This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by:

  • Bombas: 20% off your first order. Shop the Pride collection and learn about the organizations your purchase supports.
  • Instabug: Ship Quality Apps with Real-Time Contextual Insights
  • Privacy: Smarter payments. Get $5 to spend on your first purchase.
  • ExpressVPN: High-Speed, Secure & Anonymous VPN Service. Get an extra three months free.

Stream this episode

Download: MP3 (118.56 MB)

Links and Show Notes

Buy your Upgrade Summer of Fun Merch – Available for 2 weeks!
Upgrade #254: Downgrade - Relay FM
Upgrade #312: Outgrade - Relay FM
The Test Drivers #35: Windows 11, with Panos Panay - Relay FM
This is the hardware you need to run Windows 11 - The Verge
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the business of Windows - The Verge
Apple Original 'Ted Lasso' wins Peabody Award [U] - 9to5Mac
Apple TV+ Series 'Foundation' and 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Premiering in September - MacRumors
Foundation — Official Teaser 2 | Apple TV+ - YouTube
Dan Harmon, Nathan Pyle Team for ‘Strange Planet’ Series at Apple – The Hollywood Reporter
Foundation — Official Teaser 2 | Apple TV+ - YouTube
Big iPads, Apple Car Changes, Amazon AR Glasses: Inside Big Tech Labs - Bloomberg
The iPad's inevitable Mac-like future is hiding in iPadOS 15 | Macworld
Tech Giants, Fearful of Proposals to Curb Them, Blitz Washington With Lobbying - The New York Times
Report: Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to warn against antitrust legislation [U] - 9to5Mac
Lobbying Congress, Apple’s Report, What About Consumers? – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Congress begins to crank up Big Tech legislation – Six Colors
Apple Says Allowing Sideloading on iPhone Would Expose Users to Serious Privacy and Security Risks - MacRumors
Building a Trusted Ecosystem for Millions of Apps – Apple Whitepaper
Epic gives in to Google and releases Fortnite on the Play Store - The Verge
Apple argues against sideloading iPhone apps as regulatory pressure mounts - The Verge
Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) / Twitter
Here’s why Apple won’t allow iPhone app sideloading. – Fast Company
Sticking Out on Instagram: “As far as I’m concerned, Pimm’s & Lemonade = summer”
Next Year, Brits Will Fly Abroad. For Now, It’s Bognor Bingo. - The New York Times
Upgrade #213: The California Environment - Relay FM