Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #166: Understanding Apple’s App Privacy Information

Apple has introduced new app privacy information on its app stores, explaining how developers collect data. We also look at this week’s Apple updates, including one for iOS 12, and even iCloud for Windows. And we discuss how Google is manipulating links in emails, ostensibly to protect users.

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 82: Quintin Lake Returns

When we last checked in with Quintin Lake, he was walking the coastline of the United Kingdom and photographing what he found. In September 2020 he finished the trip: 6,835 miles (11,000 kilometers) and 179,222 photos. As he continues to edit his backlog and make and sell prints, we caught up with him to talk about the experience.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #165: What Do You Want for Christmas?

Apple announces new over-the-ear headphones, AirPods Max, and we discuss whether these meet the needs of our hosts. Apple doubles down on anti-tracking rules, and WhatsApps complains about Apple’s coming “nutritional labels” about data collection in apps. And Apple and Cloudflare have come up with a new way of sending DNS requests that protects privacy.

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The Next Track, Episode #198 – Casey Rae on William S. Burroughs and Rock and Roll

William S. Burroughs was an author who had a huge influence on rock musicians. Casey Rae’s new book charts this influence through the years, as Burroughs met with many of the great musicians of his time.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #164: A Week with the New MacBook Air

We discuss how new security features in macOS Big Sur can make it difficult to install certain apps. We talk about Amazon Sidewalk, a feature that will share your bandwidth from Amazon devices. We look at an astounding remote wi-fi exploit that could have let hackers access your iPhone. And Kirk discusses his first week with the new MacBook Air, which has surprised him.

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PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 81: The iPhone 12 Pro Cameras

As with every new iPhone release, Apple touts the camera capabilities more than any of the other features. Jeff upgraded to the iPhone 12 Pro right away, while Kirk is happy with his iPhone 11. In this episode, they talk about the choices around iPhones as cameras, and why Jeff ultimately didn’t go for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which features better camera capabilities.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #163: Black Friday; Securely Dispose of Your Old Mac; The HomePod mini

With Black Friday coming up, we give some tips on buying older devices that may be insecure. We discuss how to audit your subscriptions with Apple, so you don’t pay for what you’re no longer using. We look at how to securely dispose of a Mac when you’re selling or giving it away. And we talk about the new HomePod mini: is it the right smart speaker for you?

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The Next Track, Episode #197 – I’m Not an Audiophile, But…

A comment by a tech reviewer incited us to discuss who is qualified to pass judgment on the audio quality of devices. We discuss this with our favorite audiophile, Chris Connaker.

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