Podcast: Supply chain issues affect tech buying; Apple to launch its Self Service Repair program
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Podcast: Supply chain issues affect tech buying; Apple to launch its Self Service Repair program

The ongoing chip shortage and supply chain disruption continue to disrupt tech buyers, and the holiday season will likely further complicate the issue. Tech buyers should expect stock shortages and longer delivery timelines. While...

Podcast: How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12
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Podcast: How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12

By rolling out some Android 12 features exclusively to Pixel users, Google gave itself an opportunity to further differentiate its own devices from the rest of the Android pack. New updates, like the Material You interface, give Pixel...

Podcast: New 27-inch iMac with M1 Pro chip rumors, plus M1 MacBook memory leak bugs
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Podcast: New 27-inch iMac with M1 Pro chip rumors, plus M1 MacBook memory leak bugs

Rumors and leaks suggest that Apple's 27-inch iMac is next in line for an M1 Pro upgrade, as the company continues its two-year transition to Apple silicon. Earlier this year, Apple updated its 24-inch iMac with an M1 chip. Recently...

Podcast: How Intel and Google's new chips compare to Apple's, plus the latest on the chip shortage
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Podcast: How Intel and Google's new chips compare to Apple's, plus the latest on the chip shortage

Intel formally introduced its 12th-generation Alder Lake CPUs yesterday, and leaked benchmarks about the Core i9-12900HK processor suggest it outperforms Apple's new M1 Max chip. And Google's newly released Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro...

Podcast: What the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips suggest about the future of the Mac
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Podcast: What the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips suggest about the future of the Mac

At its event on Monday, Apple announced new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by their new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Benchmarks for the M1 Pro are nearly double that of the M1, and the M1 Max is even more powerful. As Apple...

Podcast: Apple's 'Unleashed' event preview: 14- and 16-in. MacBook Pros with Apple Silicon
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Podcast: Apple's 'Unleashed' event preview: 14- and 16-in. MacBook Pros with Apple Silicon

Apple's next event occurs on Monday, and rumors suggest that the company will announce updated 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Consumer-level Macs have already received an Apple Silicon update, and it's expected that the Pro models will...

Podcast: iPhone privacy settings still allow apps to track users, plus Android's privacy measures
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Podcast: iPhone privacy settings still allow apps to track users, plus Android's privacy measures

Last week, The Washington Post revealed that, despite update app tracking transparency measures, iPhone apps continue to track users. This presents a serious privacy issue, since the type of data gathered about a user's device could...

Podcast: Folding phones: The future of mobile?
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Podcast: Folding phones: The future of mobile?

Bootcut jeans, butterfly clips and... flip phones? Y2K trends are back in a big way, and that includes Motorola Razr nostalgia. But of course, in 2021, the technology of yesteryear has gotten a huge makeover. Microsoft's recently...

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...

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