Essential Apple Podcast 015: Driven To Distraction.

Matt’s back this week, whether that’s a good thing is up for discussion. As is the lads’ trip out for a Tesla test drive. Apple working on a TV guide, using Playstation controllers with your Apple TV, Apple Watch news and bug fixing bounties.Listen via

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This weeks talking points.

  • Tesla Chat
  • Apple Working on Digital Television Guide for Apple TV – [macrumours]
  • iOS 10 beta for Apple TV supporting PlayStation controllers [reddit]Apple Certified MFi Controller – PXN 6603W
    Apple MFi Certified – PXN PXN-6603
  • Upgraded Apple Watch 1 Models Said to Launch Alongside Apple Watch 2 Later This Year – [MacRumors]
  • Apple’s new security bug bounty program [imore]

Nemos Hardware Store

STM atlas iPhone case 6 / 6s available in charcoal, denim and red. $34.95 (no uk stock)

Q Acoustics Media 4 Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer amazon $379 / £297.70

Creative IRoar Inteligent Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. Amazon $369 / £299

VAVA Voom 20 portable wireless speaker. – Amazon $79.99/ £59.99

Worth A Chirp

Karl : Tesla
Matt: NeoFit Case – A Protective Case with Wrist Strap for the NEW Apple TV Remote (Black) – A plastic hardshell case for the Apple TV Remote by Act Labs – £12.99 – Amazon
Mark : Cleartext A text editor that only allows the 1,000 most common words in English.

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Essential Apple Podcast 014: Unplugged

A bar blocking mobile phone usage, 9 out of 10 people want / don’t want a new iPhone, the Bluetooth headphone saga rolls on and Kayne puts a shout out to Apple, yo! All this and a few tangents taken on this week’s Essential Apple Podcast

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This Week’s Talking Points

English bar blocks mobile phones – SBS
9 in 10 iPhone users won’t buy iPhone 7 without redesign, survey finds – Mashable
Bluetooth Headphone Revenue Overtakes Non-Bluetooth Ahead of iPhone 7 Launch –
MacRumors
Karls headphones : Jabra Move
Marks headphones : Sennheiser HD 202
Kanye West wants Apple to buy Tidal, calls for executive meet – appleinsider.com

Nemo’s hardware store

Nemo’s away on his travels in the land of Mork and Mindy (Boulder Colorado) but that’s not stopped him checking in with some travel tips including:

Audible’s sleep timer
iOS Photography. Dump your bad pics asap.
Portable battery with lightning connector
Don’t forget your Ukulele
Apple Maps is getting better, Google’s is getting way better. 

Worth A Chirp

Mark: New Apple TV Remote app – Free- Apple App Store and if this has not been used yet.
Karl: K11 Premium Bumper for Apple iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus
Matt: NeoFit Case – A Protective Case with Wrist Strap for the NEW Apple TV Remote (Black) – A plastic hardshell case for the Apple TV Remote by Act Labs – £12.99 – Amazon

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Essential Apple Podcast 011 : So 6 Months Later after becoming a developer…

So you release an app and it goes to the top of the app store charts world wide.  You leave your job to become a full time developer and what happens next. This happened to Dean Murphy the developer of the content blocking app Crystal. In this episode of the Essential Apple podcast we catch up with him to see how interesting life has been since the release of his app.
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Essential Apple Podcast 008 : GazMaz was our first choice… honestly.

Essential Apple Podcast 008

With one of our regulars working out the best placement for a lawn chair and the other riding around southern France looking for property we put together a list for guests to come on the show and ended up calling GazMaz from the MyMac show. We discuss the week after WWDC and a whole lot of other tangents as well.

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This Weeks Talking Points

  • Apple to begin paying out $400M to customers tomorrow in ebook price-fixing settlement
  • RUMOUR: iPhone 7 may include EarPods w/ headphone jack + Lightning to 3.5mm adapter
  • Spotify now has 100M users, but only twice as many paid customers as Apple Music
  • Apple pulls legacy non-Retina MacBook Pro from retail store displays
  • Now you can withdraw money from ATM using Apple Pay

Nemos Hardware Store.

Topdon TP550 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones with Over-Ear Design and Built-In Microphone Lightweight Wired + Wireless Headset for Hands free Calling Music Streaming High Fidelity Audio – Amazon

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Worth A Chirp

Karl : WeMo Insight Switch – £36.99 Smart Home Remote Insight Switch with Energy Monitoring for Apple iPhone and Android Devices (App Controlled)

Gaz Maz: The bloody Compass App on the iPhone a multitude of uses.

Mark : Memrise: learn languages freeiTunes. explore over 100 languages and hop on board a learning journey that is fuelled by memory Science. Our adaptive engine tracks your progress and helps you review just at the right time: it’s rocket fuel for your mind!

Social Stuff

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p.s. There might have been a small issue during editing when some audio overlaps. Sorry about that.

Essential Apple PodCast 006 – Marks 1Revalation

We were going to go WWDC prediction bonkers but just before going live Apple announced the subscription plans for the App store. So we talk about that, Mark Gurman, press expectations, our expectations, worth a chirp and some interesting listener comments.

After yet another password breach where some lucky soul thought they bagged themselves a Amazon Prime subscription, it was finally time to put 1Password through it’s paces. The end result.. Just get it because it turns out I’m not the only fan of it on the show.

More show notes at EssentialApple.com

  • Thanks to the TechFan and MyMac Podcast for the mention.
  • Marking Gurman on a grade. We discuss (sort of) his past and present predictions.
  • WWDC what are we most looking forward to and hoping for.

Nemos Hardware Store takes a look at the Adata i-Memory SDXC card which adds some serious storage to those Macbook Airs (and other Macs). If you’re interested in this or anything else on Amazon please consider using our affiliate link.

Thanks to all of the listeners from our Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter accounts who gave us some feedback and some challenging stories to get through. Check out Karls YouTube video on how to leave iTunes feedback.

Worth A ChirpBarry : istopmotion3 by Boinx – Mac App Store£39.99
Karl : DeadPool £9.99 in iTunes
Matt: Pythonista – £7.99 http://omz-software.com/pythonista/Mac App StoreMark : 1Password for iPhone / iPad / Mac / Windows.
Prodigy Medley: Jericho / Out of Space / No Good –
Hackney Colliery Band

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Essential Apple PodCast 005 – ‘Dodgy Bluetooth Vans…’

A strange week of Apple news from rumoured thunderbolt displays, rumoured iPhone release cycles, rumoured rumours and sources familiar with the matter. Yet we still manage to pack over an 1h 20 mins with something..

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This Week’s Talking Points

  • Cold Call Opt-Out Now Available By TextSky
  • TeamViewer compromised, users reporting emptied bank accountsTrustedReviews
  • T-Mobile offers visitors to the U.S. a new $30 calling and data planT-Mobile
  • Apple fights call to block Facetime and iMessageEssentialMac
  • Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to once every three yearsNikkei
  • THUNDERBOLT DISPLAY STOCK LIMITED AT APPLE STORESMac Rumours
  • Poll: Would you rather a friend use your toothbrush or your mobile? – Evening Express

Nemos Hardware Store

For travelers, whose on-the-go routine includes time on-the-bike, the SCOUT 11 Handlebar Duffle is the perfect match. http://northstbags.com/

Amazon and Patreon Support

Amazon Affiliate link
Patreon LinkWorth A ChirpBarry : Apple Pay being linked to account and automagically updated card numbers.
Karl : Tom Read
Serenak: Mekorama : is a mobile puzzle game that can be endlessly expanded through user-created miniature game QR code
Mark : Clear protective cover for Apple Magic keyboard From macally €16,95 link to follow

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EP 61 – The Fate Of A Certain Gentleman….

obama mic drop

Theres some big news for the podcast this week, bigger than should you have ribenna in a pint of Guiness. Joining me once again are Barry and Karl from the Mac and Forth show to cast an analytical eye on Apple’s world in the last 7 days. It’s the last in the line of the Rampant Mumblings Podcast but it’s not all bad news…
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