Geared Up
Geared Up
Oct 1, 2020
The Xbox vs. PS5 Exclusivity Battle w/ Guest Jacques Slade!
1 hr 6 min

Microsoft has just paid $7.5 billion to acquire Zenimax, the parent company of Bethesda, sending shockwaves through the gaming industry. We talk about what this means in the battle with the next-generation PS5 and Xbox Series X launching soon, as well as Game Pass and gaming as a whole. We’ve also been using the new Apple Watch Series 6 for the past 2 weeks and report back with our thoughts on that, as well as Amazon’s flying camera drone that is set to patrol your home in 2021. All this and much more this week on Geared Up!

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Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
9to5Mac
Alphabet Scoop 105: Assistant Driving Mode, new Google Pay, E2EE RCS in Messages, and Stadia’s birthday
This week saw Google announce an absolute flood of news from Assistant Driving Mode and end-to-end encryption for RCS in Messages finally happening to a brand new Google Pay. We then talk about everything the Stadia team announced for the streaming service’s one-year anniversary. Alphabet Scoop is available Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. preload="none" New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Friday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Hosts: * Abner Li * Ben Schoon * Kyle Bradshaw Links: * Assistant Driving Mode in Google Maps arrives, but only as ‘early preview’ * Google releases limited edition ‘Barely Blue’ Pixel 4a * New Google Pay app is now available in early access w/ redesign, rewards, more [Gallery] * Google Pay launching ‘Plex’ bank accounts with Citi, other partners next year * Google completes global RCS rollout as Messages starts testing default end-to-end encryption * Review: One year later, Google Stadia is still a diamond in the rough * Stadia will be playable on iOS via Safari in the coming ‘weeks’ * Stadia set to expand to ‘more EMEA regions’ later this year Feedback? Drop us a line at gtips@9to5g.com. You can also soon rate us in Google Play, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Pocket Casts to help more people discover the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkD5I7pfy7Y
54 min
The CultCast
The CultCast
America's favorite Apple Podcast
The new M1 Macs are totally insane! (+ HomePod mini hands-on!) - #467
This week: Apple’s new M1 Macs are breaking all the benchmarks, and are now officially the fastest Macs ever made. The MacBook Air is outperforming the iMac! These M1 Macs are insane. Plus: iPhone 12 Pro Max Vs. Mini — we’ve got them both! Which one is the keeper? We discuss. And stay tuned for our HomePod mini review, and our favorite tire inflator in an all-new Under Review! CultCast is now listener supported! If you 💖 what we do, & if want to see more content with the same CultCast gusto, please join us. Supporters get CultCast: Off Topic!, a new variety show hosted by Erfon Elijah (and friends), and a lot more! Join CultCast Support! This episode supported by The NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6 router gives you ultra-fast speeds and wider coverage throughout your home – it’s the biggest revolution in WiFi ever. Check it out today at your local Best Buy and at Netgear.com/bestwifi6. Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Erfon Elijah's YouTube channel http://youtube.com/erfonelijah On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace This week's stories First M1 Macs blow reviewers’ socks off * Still on the fence over Apple’s new M1 Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro despite their stellar benchmarks? Find out what tech experts think of them in new reviews and hands-on videos. M1 MacBook Review + Mac Mini (Dave2D) iPhone 12 mini is the ultimate one-handed phone [Review] * Buying a compact smartphone used to mean making some big sacrifices. You either had to settle for an older model, or you had to opt for an Android handset (ugh!). That’s no longer the case, thanks to iPhone 12 mini. iPhone 12 Pro Max: Bigger, bolder and undeniably better [Review] * iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple’s biggest smartphone to date, with a Super Retina XDR display that measures at 6.7 inches diagonally. It’s also the fastest handset on the market, thanks to an incredibly speedy A14 Bionic processor that’s coupled with 5G connectivity (where available).
1 hr 12 min
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
TWiT
MBW 741: Comparing Apples to Bananas - App Store Commission Change, Facebook Privacy Feature, China Labor Law
App Store commission change, Facebook privacy feature, China labor law. * Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st * Apple Defends Delay of Privacy Feature, Slams Facebook * Undersheriff, Apple security chief, businessman indicted in bribery schemes * Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China * Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini, text messaging, more * iOS 14.3 beta 2 lets you run shortcuts from the home screen without launching the Shortcuts app * Sebastiaan de With: The iPhone 12 Pro Max: Real Pro Photography * Apple (again) said to be going portless with its 2021 iPhone. But only one. * Apple Silicon app database lists all the apps compatible with M1 Macs so far * Apple and PBS team up for special broadcast airings of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" * Today at Apple unwraps live online sessions and creative projects to brighten your holidays at home Picks of the Week * Mikah's Pick: myCharge Hub * Andy's Pick: CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock * Rene's Pick: iStat Menus * Lory's Pick: The Wolf of Snow Hollow Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Sponsors: * peakdesign.com/twit * LastPass.com/twit
2 hr 20 min
Tech News Weekly (Audio)
Tech News Weekly (Audio)
TWiT
TNW 160: Fleets Are the Mullet of Twitter - Twitter's New Fleets, Loon's Financial Trouble, macOS Woes
Apple's macOS saw some slowdowns earlier this week — what's that all about? Apple also announced plans to reduce its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for small businesses. Loon, the Alphabet company that aims to bring internet to rural areas via balloon, is facing financial struggles. Twitter introduced short, disappearing posts called Fleets that are reminiscent of Instagram and Snapchat stories. First, Dan Moren of Six Colors joins Jason and Mikah to talk about macOS and Gatekeeper. After some Mac users saw a slowdown on their computers earlier this week, Gatekeeper ended up being at the root of the problem. He also explains Apple's upcoming plans to reduce its App Store commission for small businesses (those that make less than $1 million in a year). Then, Nick Bastone of The Information stops in to detail Loon's financial woes. The Alphabet-owned company makes internet-connected balloons that aim to bring connectivity to rural areas. It's reportedly running low on funds and looking for other opportunities to keep going. Lastly, Insider's Palmer Haasch explains Fleets, Twitter's new Instagram-Stories-like feature. How does it compare to the other social stories options? How has Twitter handled harassment? Haasch shares her answers to these questions and more. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Dan Moren, Nick Bastone, and Palmer Haasch Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: * expressvpn.com/tnw * Melissa.com/twit * hover.com/twit
1 hr 5 min
9to5Mac Daily | 9to5Mac
9to5Mac Daily | 9to5Mac
9to5Mac
November 20, 2020 – iOS 14.2.1 released for iPhone 12, more
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan. preload="none" Programming note: 9to5Mac Daily is on hiatus next week. We will be back with new episodes on Monday, November 30. Thanks for listening! New episodes of 9to5Mac Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available. Stories discussed in this episode: * Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini, text messaging, more - 9to5Mac * Education-only 128GB M1 MacBook Air available for $799 * Apple Watch SE and Series 6 hit new all-time lows from $230 - 9to5Toys * Apple launches biggest TV show sale of the year, plus $5 movies, more - 9to5Toys * 9to5Toys on Twitter Enjoy the podcast?: Shop Apple at Amazon to support 9to5Mac Daily! Follow Chance: Twitter: @ChanceHMiller Follow Trevor: Twitter: @trevorjd14 Listen & Subscribe: * Apple Podcasts * Overcast * RSS * Stitcher * TuneIn * Google Play Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at happyhour@9to5mac.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
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