After security researchers discovered a new round of malware on nearly 30,000 Macs, they set to work trying to understand its mechanisms. On MacBreak Weekly, Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay discuss this latest bit of malware and talk about how they protect their Macs.
On This Week in Tech, Leo Laporte, Alex LIndsay, Wil Harris, and Lisa Schmeiser talk about Apple’s confirmation that the iMac Pro is going away for good and the downsides of all-in-one computers.
There have been no new iterations or models of the Apple TV since Apple introduced the Apple TV 4K. Given the rumors of a potential redesign, Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie discuss what they think a new Apple TV would look like.
• Ian Sherr from CNET breaks down the amendment to an Arizona bill that might influence the battle between Epic Games, Google, and Apple.
• Lance Ulanoff, writing for Medium, gives a deep dive explanation of Non Fungible Tokens and how they are being used in the creative space.
• Square announced its majority stake in the Tidal music streaming service, and Alex Wilhelm from TechCrunch has some thoughts on what it could mean.
• Jason is flabbergasted by the use of AI to analyze and animate recordings of piano performances.
• Mikah details TALON, an enormous collection of AI-powered surveillance cameras blanketing much of the US.
Location Tracking, Facebook Privacy, Breaking Up Big Tech, and More!
— Foursquare Location Tracking Leaps Past the Creepy Line
— Will Zuck Make Facebook Private?
— Thousands of New Millionaires are Coming to San Francisco
— Apple has Big Plans for Self-Driving Cars
— Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break up Big Tech
— Congress Wants to Pass Net Neutrality Rules
— Huawei Sues the US Government
— Investors Sue Tesla to Keep Elon Musk from Tweeting
Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Paris Martineau, Patrick Beja
Improving government websites, blocking the big five, Spotify’s podcast move, and more.
— Alphabet Earnings: Google’s Cost Per Click
— Cutting out Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft
— The US to Ban Huawei 5GTech
— Germany Outlaws Facebook’s Business Model
— What if Google Just Doesn’t Pay Its Fines?
— Amazon Might Back Out of NY HQ2 * Amazon Live is Twitch for Infomercials
— Spotify Buys Gimlet and Anchor
— Apple to Pay France 500M Euros in Back Taxes
— Angela Ahrendts Says Goodbye to Apple
— Apple’s Security Wins and Losses of the Week
— Microsoft Says: Don’t Use IE or Office 2019
— Sprint Sues AT&T Over Fakey 5GE
— Marshmello Fortnite Concert is a Herald of the Future
— 2020 Olympic Medals Will be Made Out of Recycled iPhones
Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Matt Cutts, Gina Trapani, Dwight Silverman
FaceTime Flaw, Apple Spanks Facebook and Google, Huawei Suspicions, FBI Wants Your DNA, and more.
• How to Watch the Superbowl Commercials Without All That Annoying Football
• Apple’s Not So Horrible Quarterly Earnings
• Facetime Flaw Dulls Apple’s Privacy Shine
• Apple Spanks Facebook and Google for Data Slurping
• How Much Does Facebook Suck?
• Huawei’s Tendrils
• Family Tree DNA Gives FBI DNA Records
• Japanese Govt Will Hack IoT Devices
• SF to Ban Law Enforcement Facial Recognition
• Spotify Wants to Buy Podcasters Gimlet for $200M
• Americans Got 26.3 Billion Robocalls in 2018
• Netflix vs Amazon = Quality vs Quantity
Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Devindra Hardawar, Christina Warren
-Apple’s Tim Cook Calls for Data Privacy.
-773M Passwords Pwned
– How to Find Out If Yours Was.
-Amazon Tries to Make Alexa Sound “Newsy.”
-Google Buys Fossil.
-74% of Facebook Users are Clueless.
-Facebook’s 10 Year Challenge.
-Atari Founder Making Alexa Board Games.
-Stop Using Windows Phone!
-Tokyo Hotel Fires Half its Robots.
Don’t Go to CES, Apple’s Earnings Warning, Amazon’s Great Holiday, and More!
— Apple tanks on Tim Cook’s earnings warning – is the golden age of iPhone over?
— Are Facebook and Google too big to Fail? No. Here’s why.
— China and the US duel over security, AI, and quantum computing.
— Qualcomm vs Apple legal battles heat up.
— Fortnite and Pokemon Go rake in the dough in 2018.
— Amazon wins big over the holiday season.
— Microsoft wants to give you control over your digital data.
— For the 1st time in 20 years, an entire year’s worth of books, movies, and art enter’s the public domain.
— The 10-second toothbrush, the Kurigization of Things (KoT) and more reasons why you shouldn’t go to CES 2019.
Host: Leo Laporte
Guests: Iain Thomson, Mike Elgan, Alex Wilhelm
The Best of TWiT from 2018!
Host: Leo Laporte