Podcast: Apple introduces the A15-powered iPhone 13, plus iOS 14.8 patches Pegasus spyware flaw
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Podcast: Apple introduces the A15-powered iPhone 13, plus iOS 14.8 patches Pegasus spyware flaw

Apple announced its latest additions to its iPhone lineup, as well as a new iPad mini, at its "California Streaming" event on Tuesday. Both devices will be powered by Apple's new A15 Bionic processor. Macworld executive editor Michael...

Podcast: iPhone 13 announcement: What to expect at Apple's September 14 event
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Podcast: iPhone 13 announcement: What to expect at Apple's September 14 event

Apple's next event, titled "California Streaming," will occur on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. PT. It's expected that Apple will announce the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 and new set of AirPods. Potential new iPhone features...

Podcast: Windows 11 overview: Hardware requirements, security updates and upgrade confusion
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Podcast: Windows 11 overview: Hardware requirements, security updates and upgrade confusion

Microsoft will launch Windows 11 on October 5, but not every PC will be eligible for an immediate upgrade. Rollout will last well into 2022 for machines that meet the necessary hardware requirements, and Windows 10 will be supported...

Podcast: Apple's plan to monitor iCloud photos met with pushback from cybersecurity and privacy experts
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Podcast: Apple's plan to monitor iCloud photos met with pushback from cybersecurity and privacy experts

Apple announced last week that it will soon begin scanning photos uploaded to iCloud for child sexual abuse material. Cybersecurity and privacy experts met the announcement with skepticism, with many pointing out potential abuse of...

Podcast: Google makes its own chip for the Pixel 6, plus how to make hybrid work successful
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Podcast: Google makes its own chip for the Pixel 6, plus how to make hybrid work successful

Google announced that its new system on a chip, called Tensor, will power the upcoming the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Google says Tensor will improve the Pixel's camera system and its speech recognition abilities, among other...

Podcast: Global chip shortage affects Apple and the iPhone
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Podcast: Global chip shortage affects Apple and the iPhone

The semiconductor shortage has wreaked havoc on manufacturers, and Apple will soon feel pinch. In the company's Q3 earnings call, chief executive Tim Cook said that supply constraints around "legacy nodes" will affect iPhone sales....

Podcast: Pegasus spyware and iPhone security
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Podcast: Pegasus spyware and iPhone security

Amnesty International's Security Lab revealed that a handful of iPhones, mostly belonging to journalists and human rights activists, were successfully infected with Pegasus spyware. While the majority of iPhones users are not...

Podcast: Future Mac chips: M1X, M2, M2X and more
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Podcast: Future Mac chips: M1X, M2, M2X and more

Apple's M1 chip is the first in what the company calls a "family of chips" that is expected to grow later this year. The next iteration of Apple Silicon, the so-called M1X chip, may arrive in the second half of 2021 and power...

Podcast: Windows 11 arrives; what's new, how it compares to macOS
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Podcast: Windows 11 arrives; what's new, how it compares to macOS

Microsoft announced its latest version of its Windows operating system, Windows 11, last Thursday. Some changes look similar to macOS, but others seem to hit directly at Apple and its closed ecosystem. Macworld executive editor...

PODCAST: iPhone 13 rumors and leaks, plus Apple argues against sideloading apps
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PODCAST: iPhone 13 rumors and leaks, plus Apple argues against sideloading apps

Rumors are swirling about the upcoming iPhone 13, from potential launch date to new features. And as lawmakers push for stronger tech regulations, Apple argues in a whitepaper that sideloading apps poses a security risk. Macworld...

Podcast: What iOS 15 means for the future of the iPhone
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Podcast: What iOS 15 means for the future of the iPhone

Apple will not force users to upgrade to iOS 15, instead offering iPhone users two options: upgrade to iOS 15, or stick with iOS 14 and continue to receive security updates. At the same time, some new iOS 15 features could position...

Podcast: WWDC 2021 recap: iPadOS overview, enterprise improvements and unnannounced iOS 15 features
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Podcast: WWDC 2021 recap: iPadOS overview, enterprise improvements and unnannounced iOS 15 features

Apple announced updates to its operating systems, including iOS, iPadOS and macOS at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. iPadOS has new productivity features, but do the updates justify the company's decision to put...

Podcast: When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines
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Podcast: When is it time to upgrade? Device lifecycles and upgrade timelines

When the newest version of a phone, tablet and/or laptop launches, the idea of upgrading a personal device can feel enticing. For IT teams, keeping employee devices up-to-date means upgrading strategically and adhering to planned...

Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks
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Podcast: M1 iPad Pro outperforms Intel MacBook Pro in early benchmarks

Early benchmarks suggest that the soon-to-be-shipped M1 iPad Pro is much faster than the previous generation iPad Pro, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 processor. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and...

Podcast: How Apple v. Epic Games could force the App Store and iPhone to change forever
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Podcast: How Apple v. Epic Games could force the App Store and iPhone to change forever

Apple and Epic Games, the developer behind the popular video game Fortnite, are in court over Apple's decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store. Epic Games attempted to bypass Apple's in-app purchasing system within Fortnite,...

Podcast: iOS 14.5 brings App Tracking Transparency; Next Apple Silicon chip
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Podcast: iOS 14.5 brings App Tracking Transparency; Next Apple Silicon chip

Apple's iOS 14.5 update arrived this week, including a much-discussed feature called App Tracking Transparency. The feature allows users to have more control over their data and how they're tracked across apps and websites. Plus,...

Podcast: What to expect at Apple's
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Podcast: What to expect at Apple's "Spring Loaded" event

Apple is holding a spring event after all. After weeks of speculation and rumors, Apple announced it will host a virtual event, titled Spring Loaded, on April 20. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor...

Podcast: Ranking Apple's worst products of all time
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Podcast: Ranking Apple's worst products of all time

Apple has released its fair share of disappointing or frustrating products, and just last year the company settled a lawsuit over allegedly slowing down older iPhone models. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld...

Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event
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Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event

While we wait for confirmation about Apple's rumored April event, the company has confirmed its annual developers conference, WWDC, will take place the week of June 7. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive...

Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?
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Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?

It's been a year since rumors began to swirl that Apple would sever its ties with Intel, and a few months since that transition became official. Apple has released a few Apple Silicon/M1 Macs already, and there's more in the...

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