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The Mac & Forth Show

A weekly Apple related podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, I'm wearing a rubber nose as I type this.

Tracks

The Mac & Forth Show 390 - A.I. Rumble
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve, Karl, and special guest Craig Atkinson dive into Apple’s latest software releases, discussing the new features and updates in iOS, iPadOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, and tvOS 17.5. They also explore the new cross-platform anti-stalking tracker standard introduced by Apple and Google, designed to enhance user privacy across devices. The team gives their take on the latest iPad Pro reviews, weighing in on its performance strengths and the limitations imposed by iPadOS. Additionally, they cover OpenAI’s announcement of a ChatGPT app for Mac, speculating on its potential impact on productivity. Finally, the hosts react to Apple’s recent apology over the controversial iPad Pro ‘Crush’ ad, which stirred significant public feedback. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat, John Mainwearing. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
71:22 5/16/24
The Mac & Forth Show 389 - Even More Wafer Thin
This week on 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl as they dive into the latest Apple innovations. First up, they discuss the new iPad Air which now features a faster processor and a supersized 13-inch option, catering to users seeking larger screens for productivity and entertainment. They also explore Apple's unveiling of the M4 chip, a powerhouse designed to enhance AI capabilities across devices. The conversation heats up with a look at the new iPad Pro, boasting an OLED display and the title of the thinnest Apple product ever, setting new standards for tablet design. Additionally, the team examines the major updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro on the iPad, which promise to revolutionise creative workflows. Lastly, they chat about the innovative Apple Pencil Pro, introducing new squeeze gestures to enhance user interaction. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
76:07 5/9/24
The Mac & Forth Show 388 - Sketchy Rumours
In this week’s episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show,’ Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl dive into some troubling tech developments, including the perplexing issue of users getting randomly locked out of their Apple ID accounts. They also discuss Apple's challenges with a new UK cybersecurity law, which could reshape tech operations significantly. The team further explores ByteDance's bold stance on potentially shutting down U.S. operations for TikTok rather than selling it. In related news, TikTok’s latest manoeuvre aims to bypass in-app purchase fees, mirroring Fortnite's previous strategies. Plus, get the scoop on the highly anticipated new iPad Pro, rumoured to be equipped with the powerful M4 chip. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
69:21 5/2/24
The Mac & Forth Show 387 - Ticked Off TikTok
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Dean, and Karl delve into a variety of Apple-related news. They start with the exciting expectations for the upcoming iPad Air and iPad Pro models, discuss the declining U.S. demand for the Apple Vision Pro headset, and ponder Apple's decision to potentially discontinue their FineWoven case and Apple Watch band series. The conversation also touches on President Biden signing a bill aimed at TikTok amidst legal threats from the company, and Senator Elizabeth Warren's vocal but undefined plan to challenge Apple's market dominance. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
65:05 4/25/24
The Mac & Forth Show 386 - ROM Wasn’t Built In A Day
In this week’s episode of The Mac & Forth Show, Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl  unpack a range of hot topics, starting with the App Store's first emulator that, despite its milestone status, appears to be ad-heavy and possibly a knockoff. They also discuss the looming fear of Nintendo’s legal actions which seems to keep other emulators at bay. Additionally, the team delves into serious concerns over suspected Chinese spyware targeting Apple devices and the implications for global cybersecurity. Rounding out the discussion, they address the UK’s recent refusal to dismiss a significant lawsuit against Apple, signaling potential challenges ahead for the tech giant. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
65:52 4/18/24
The Mac & Forth Show 385 - KarlPlay
On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl  are at it again, delving into the latest from Apple. They'll discuss the App Store's new embrace of classic game emulators, examine Apple's progressive step towards DIY repairability with used parts, and scrutinise the comeback of the controversial iMessage bridge "Sunbird." The team also explores how Apple's AI is benefiting from an influx of Shutterstock images and probes into the persistent popularity of iPhones and Apple Watches among teenagers. Plus, Karl introduces us to VanPlay, his unique take on CarPlay. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
67:23 4/11/24
The Mac & Forth Show 384 - WWDC Countdown
In this week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl as they unpack a plethora of intriguing Apple-related news. Plus, this week they are joined by Guy Serle of the mighty MyMac Podcast. They'll kick off with a dive into WWDC 2024's schedule and Apple Park's special event, segue into Canva's merger with Affinity and its potential impact on Adobe's dominance, and examine Apple's legal battle with a former employee over iOS app leaks. The team will also explore Apple's AI research and its compact efficiency compared to GPT-4, followed by Apple's rebuttal against a DOJ antitrust lawsuit. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
72:24 4/4/24
The Mac & Forth Show 383 - Back Streaming In The Free World
This week, "The Mac & Forth Show Podcast" turns the dial up on entertainment as Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl tackle the melodrama of Neil Young's Spotify encore, despite his previous boycott. They'll chuckle over the TikTok ban saga, raise eyebrows at Epic Games' new tiff with Apple, marvel at a surgery choosing Apple Vision Pro over HoloLens 2, and ponder why Apple TV movies are struggling to steal the show in theatres, despite raking in the dough. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
65:39 3/14/24
The Mac & Forth Show 382 - Virtually Divorced?
In this week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl delve into a series of intriguing Apple-related developments. They'll discuss the newly unveiled M3 MacBook Air, boasting enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities and improved performance, without altering its classic design. The team will also cover the latest iOS 17.4 update, introducing alternative marketplaces and significant security enhancements. Additionally, they'll touch on Apple's decision to now support Progressive Web Apps in the EU, a hefty fine imposed on Apple by the European Union, and a humorous anecdote about a software engineer who wore Apple Vision Pro at his wedding. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
63:53 3/7/24
The Mac & Forth Show 381 - Road Trip To Nowhere
This week, the Mac & Forth Show welcomes special guest Steve Durbin from GeeksCorner UK, joining Alan, Steve and Karl. They'll cover the surprising end to Apple's long-rumored car project, delve into EU officials' frustration with Apple's approach to progressive web apps, discuss the high costs behind Apple Vision Pro, and share thoughts on Apple Music's new daily heavy rotation mix. They'll also review the much-criticised FineWoven cases. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
64:44 2/29/24
The Mac & Forth Show 380 - The Apple Mile-High Club
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast Alan, Dean, and Karl are at it again, dissecting the latest from the Apple universe with a twist of humour. They kick things off with a look at Apple's latest iMessage security upgrade, which they assure is so secure, even your nosy neighbour can't sneak a peek. Next, they delve into the drama of Apple blaming new EU laws for the wonkiness of Progressive Web Apps. The team then navigates the murky waters of Meta and Microsoft's unhappiness about Apple’s new app store terms. They're also dazzled by the Apple Vision Pro's support for a rare film aspect ratio, suggesting it could make even your home videos look like cinematic masterpieces. Finally, they're all ears about a luxury airline doling out Apple Vision Pro to select passengers, imagining a flight experience so immersive, that you'll forget about the cramped legroom. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
66:19 2/22/24
The Mac & Forth Show 379 - The Twenty Year Old Bug
In this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl, alongside special guest GazMaz from the mighty MyMac podcast, dive into a variety of captivating tech stories. The discussion opens with the EU's decision to back down from forcing Apple to open up iMessage to competitors, highlighting a significant moment in the debate over digital communication standards. The team then examines Apple's ongoing efforts to lobby against Right to Repair legislation, sparking conversation about consumer rights versus corporate interests. A deep dive into a longstanding Mac audio bug, possibly affecting users for more than two decades, reveals the complexities of software maintenance and legacy issues. The removal of Dolby Vision and Atmos support from Amazon Prime Video leads to speculation about the future of streaming quality. Wrapping up, the episode celebrates love with Apple Music's introduction of two new stations for Valentine's Day, perfectly curated to set the romantic mood. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
66:00 2/15/24
The Mac & Forth Show 378 - Vision Pillock
This week on The Mac & Forth Show Podcast, Alan, Steve and Karl unpack a range of hot topics, from Phil Schiller's caution against third-party app stores' risks to iPhone users, through Apple's first-quarter financial results, to the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit against Apple by AliveCor. They also discuss the importance of not using Apple Vision Pro while driving and Spotify's renewed deal with Joe Rogan, marking his return to Apple Podcasts. All this, and slightly more on this week's episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
63:15 2/8/24
The Mac & Forth Show 377 - It’s Here…Kinda
In this week’s episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl as they delve into the latest Apple updates and tech news. They'll discuss the insights from reviewers on Apple's Vision Pro, a potential UK law that could impact Apple's security updates globally, and the introduction of digital prescriptions in the NHS app for seamless medication management in England. The team will also explore the return of Fortnite to Apple's App Store in the EU and the addition of transcripts for all shows in Apple Podcasts on iOS 17.4. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
69:36 2/1/24
The Mac & Forth Show 376 - 2028 Is The New 2026
This week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast' is packed with the latest Apple updates and rumours. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl  dive into the release of iOS 17.3, macOS 14.3, and watchOS 10.3, discussing the new features and improvements these updates bring to Apple devices. They also explore the recently revealed storage options and AppleCare prices for the much-anticipated Apple Vision Pro, analysing the implications for users and the market. Lastly, the team delves into the latest on the Apple Car. Originally slated for a 2026 debut, the project now aims for a 2028 release at the earliest, with a shift in strategy towards a more basic electric vehicle with limited autonomous features. Join the hosts as they unpack these developments, offering insights and perspectives on what these changes mean for Apple and its users. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
68:00 1/25/24
The Mac & Forth Show 375 - Sink Or Swim
In this week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' join Alan, Dean, and Karl as they dive into the latest Apple tech updates. They kick off with a hands-on roundup of the Apple Vision Pro, discussing its impressive features and the challenges of its virtual keyboard. The conversation then shifts to Apple's legal arena, where they're billing Epic Games a hefty $73 million in legal costs. The team also explores Apple's preparations to enable sideloading and App Store changes in the EU, a significant policy shift. Additionally, they discuss the UK's antitrust agency's plans to intensify scrutiny on big tech, including Apple, in 2024. Lastly, they touch upon Apple's innovative pursuit to enhance iPhone usability underwater. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
62:41 1/18/24
The Mac & Forth Show 374 - Visionary Apple
This week on 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' Alan, Dean, and Karl dive into the exciting realm of Apple's forthcoming innovation, the Vision Pro. They share insights and speculations on how this cutting-edge device might reshape the tech landscape. Join them as they unravel the potential impact and future prospects of the Vision Pro in our technology-driven world. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
66:38 1/11/24
The Mac & Forth Show 373 - Gadget Gifting
This week on 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl explore the latest Apple updates and share their top tech gift suggestions. They delve into the new features of iOS 17.2, including the innovative Journal app, and discuss the subtle changes in macOS Sonoma 14.2. The episode also highlights the enhanced health data accessibility in watchOS 10.2 and the 3D movie support in tvOS 17.2. Plus, they offer creative Christmas gift ideas for tech enthusiasts. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode.   Gift Ideas: Alan: AirTags & Holder Case Moft Magsafe Wallet Disney+ Subscription Audible Gift Subscription AirPods Pro 2   Dean: MagSafe Car mount HidrateSpark PRO Smart Water Bottle Meta Quest 3   Steve: 3 in 1 Mag-Safe Wireless Charging Station Ember 2 Smart Mug Geekom IT11 Mini PC   Karl: KADES Stainless Steel Band for Apple Watch Soundcore Anker Motion Boom Portable Bluetooth Speaker Steam Deck   CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
76:44 12/14/23
The Mac & Forth Show 372 - Siri-ous Crimes
This week on 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' Alan, Steve, and Karl are set to tickle your tech fancy with some Apple-flavoured news and quirks! First up, Apple TV gives the boot to 'Central Park' and 'Swagger,' leaving us wondering if Apple's got a new trick up its sleeve or just a tighter belt. Then, the guys tackle the drama around the FiLMiC video app for iPhone - is it really curtains for this beloved app, or just a cliffhanger? In a blast from the past, they'll marvel at a RadioShack cheque signed by none other than Steve Jobs - talk about a pricey autograph! The plot thickens this side of the pond, where iPhone 15 Pro Max orders are playing a game of switcheroo with fakes. Oh, the intrigue! In a bizarre tech twist, an Android phone thief soon returns it when they realise it’s not an iPhone! And for the grand finale, AirTags turn into plant detectives, tracking down pilfered greenery. It's like a 'Where's Waldo?' for plants! All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
66:46 12/7/23
The Mac & Forth Show 371 - The Battle For The Bot
Join Alan, Steve, and Karl in this week's episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast' as they dive into the latest tech stories. The episode opens with a surprising boardroom coup at OpenAI, exploring the unexpected shifts in leadership and their wider implications and continues with the intriguing mystery behind the changes and its resolution. The discussion then pivots to the termination of the 'Nothing' project's iMessage bridge, highlighting the significant privacy and security concerns involved. The team also examines Apple's legal challenge against the EU's demand for third-party app stores, delving into the potential consequences for the tech giant. Wrapping up, they ponder the future of Apple's leadership, discussing Tim Cook's comments on potential successors as CEO. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
61:37 11/23/23
The Mac & Forth Show 370 - Pin Pal
On this week’s episode of 'The Mac & Forth Show Podcast,' Alan, Dean, and Karl discuss a range of Apple-centric topics: the controversial $700 Humane AI Pin and its implications, Apple's surprising decision to adopt RCS messaging for enhanced iPhone-Android communication, the standout finalists of the 2023 App Store Awards and their impact on app development, a Paris exhibition showcasing the iPhone 15 Pro Max's photographic capabilities, and the introduction of spatial videos on iPhone 15 Pro with the upcoming Apple Vision Pro headset. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
66:46 11/16/23
The Mac & Forth Show 369 - No iMac For You!!
On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, hosts Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl discuss the latest updates and rumours in the Apple universe. Apple has released updates for macOS Sonoma and HomePod, enhancing stability and user experience. Meanwhile, iOS sees a minor update with version 17.1.1. In hardware news, Apple has confirmed there will be no Apple Silicon 27-inch iMac, suggesting a focus on the 24-inch model for upgraders. Speculation about new iPads and AirPods not being ready for a 2023 launch is also on the table, alongside Macs now being able to detect water in USB-C ports to prevent damage. In response to the EU Digital Markets Act, Apple will comply with regulations allowing side-loading and alternative payment systems. Developers express frustration with Apple's Feedback Assistant, calling for a boycott due to its inefficiency. And in a lighter note, Apple Music celebrates Taylor Swift as the Artist of the Year for 2023. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
63:39 11/9/23
The Mac & Forth Show 368 - Shot On iPhone*
On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, hosts Alan, Dean, Karl, and special guest Craig Atkinson, from our Discord server, discuss Apple's new M3 chip lineup, including its integration into the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. They touch upon the release of the "scary fast" iMac with the M3 chip, the iPhone 15 Pro Max's role in capturing the recent Apple event, the revelation about the iPhone's malfunctioning Wi-Fi MAC privacy feature for three years, and a guide to the new Journal feature in iOS 17.2. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
63:47 11/2/23
The Mac & Forth Show 367 - Macbusting
On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, join Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl as they delve into the latest Apple updates. Apple is teasing a "scary fast" Mac announcement set for October 30th. The company has also rolled out updates for iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1. In subscription news, Apple One bundles are seeing price increases across TV, Arcade, and News+. On the health tech front, Apple Watch is making strides in identifying Parkinson's disease. For HomeKit enthusiasts, Matter 1.2 now supports robot vacuums and fridges. Lastly, a new survey reveals that a significant number of teens are comfortable with parents tracking their location for safety reasons. All this, and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
71:06 10/26/23
The Mac & Forth Show 366 - What’s In The Box?
On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, hosts Dean, Steve, and Karl, are joined by GazMaz from the mighty MyMac Podcast. We're diving into Apple's latest third-gen Apple Pencil with USB-C charging and the new firmware for AirPods Pro 2. We'll also discuss the UK's approval of Microsoft's Activision deal with a minor tweak concerning cloud gaming. In software updates, iOS 17.1 brings fixes for iPhone 15 screen burn and a pesky keyboard bug. Goldman Sachs is having second thoughts about its Apple Card partnership, and we'll take a nostalgic look at a vintage Apple gear auction featuring an 8GB original iPhone still in its shipping box. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
68:38 10/19/23
The Mac & Forth Show 365 - Extra Large Napoleon
On this week's episode of The Mac & Forth Show, join Alan, Dean, Steve, and Karl, as they discuss Apple's iOS 16.7.1 update addressing security vulnerabilities for older devices and the new AirPods Pro 2 firmware update aimed at bug fixes. They also delve into the financial ties between Apple and Google, with Google's payment to Apple for being the default search engine on iOS now ranging between $18 to $20 billion. The hosts touch on Tim Cook defending Apple against greenwashing accusations, Ridley Scott's 4-hour director's cut of 'Napoleon' for Apple TV+, and a nostalgic revelation about Steve Jobs wanting the Macintosh design to embody the early Beatles' energy. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
69:20 10/12/23
The Mac & Forth Show 364 - Hot On Instagram
This week, Alan, Steve, and Karl, joined by Steve Durbin of GeeksCorner, dive into Apple's iOS 17.0.3 overheating fix, Spotify's stance against Apple's App Store dominance in the UK, and Google’s ‘Assistant with Bard’ tease for iOS and Android. They also discuss Facebook and Instagram's no-ads plan, Apple's shift to automated support on 'X', and the eerie ‘The Enfield Poltergeist’ trailer. Tune in for a roundup of tech updates and more in this week's episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
69:52 10/5/23
The Mac & Forth Show 363 - Another FineWoven Mess?
This week, take a seat and tune in as Mark Chappell takes the reins as host, accompanied by the tech-savvy trio: Alan, Dean, Steve. Dive deep into the latest buzz surrounding Apple and the tech world. The new iPhone has hit the shelves, and as expected, the media is abuzz with tales of its durability (or the lack thereof), alleged overheating issues, and whispers about the FineWoven cases not living up to the hype. But wait, there's more! Apple seems to be turning a blind eye to it all. On a brighter note, gear up for some spine-chilling action as "Resident Evil Village" makes its way to the iPhone this Halloween, but brace yourself for that AAA price tag. In other news, iOS 17 is already rolling out another update, MacOS Sonoma has made its debut, and Apple Wallet is gearing up to display user account balances for select banks. All this and a sprinkle of extra insights await you in this week's episode. Don't miss out! CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
76:52 9/28/23
The Mac & Forth Show 362 - Update Frenzy
The latest mobile updates are here, and our tech quartet - Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl - dive deep into their top picks from Apple's newest mobile operating systems. But wait, there's a twist! Hear their adventurous tales of ordering the latest iPhones. Spoiler: It wasn't all smooth sailing. Tune in for this and a sprinkle of extra insights in this week's episode! CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
76:28 9/21/23
The Mac & Forth Show 361 - Wondering Where The Lust Went?
Well, there we have it! The dust from the Wonderlust event has settled, and we've got a few shiny new bits and bobs to discuss. Alan, Dean, Steve and Karl share their thoughts on Apple's latest presentation. We've got the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro, as well as the new Apple Watch 9 and Ultra 2... and, erm, that's about the sum of it, really. Still, I'm certain the lads will unearth other intriguing facets of the event to natter about. Here's hoping, at any rate. All this, and perhaps a tad more, we trust, on this week's episode. CONTACT THE SHOW: We really would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and submit a review on iTunes. We won’t ply you with adverts, just a little review is all we ask…go on, you know you want to really, don't ya? The Mac & Forth show Patreon Page. This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Frank Jacobsen, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Barry Gentleman, Chris Fields, Allister Jenks and Zareef Saadat. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Or help via PayPal.   Subscribe to us on:  iTunes Overcast Pocketcast TuneIn Radio   Or feel free to join our Discord   Contact us via X, or follow us on Instagram or join our Facebook group. or like our Facebook page. or view our Website or YouTube   Please visit our Merchandise Store   Theme Music: Russ Clewett
78:24 9/14/23