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Mobile payment platforms aren't taking off because consumers don't trust them. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss a Pew study looking at who uses mobile payment systems like Apple Pay, and they also dive into Apple's reasoning for not bringing iMessage to Google's Android platform.
Apple's iPhone 7 won't sport dual lens cameras, contrary to earlier rumors that claimed it would. Or, more accurately, there's a new rumor that says something different than the old rumor, and no one knows what Apple really has planned for the next iPhone update.
I love inspiring someone to do something really cool, and one of TMO's readers totally ran with my suggestion to get a quality chair mat instead of the plastic kind every office supply store sells. Reader Geoduck took my glass chair mat advice to heart, but went above and beyond by designing his own portable hardwood mat. It looks great, is functional, and was made from reclaimed parts that otherwise would've become just more waste in a landfill. The whole project cost Geoduck under $100, and now he has a quality office chair mat that should last pretty much for ever.
Security is big in macOS Sierra, and it's going to have an impact on developers as well as end users. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to talk about changes we'll see in Gate Keeper, signed apps, encryption, Safari, and more.
Apple's iMessage got attention beyond just the company's annual Worldwide Developer Conference this week because Uniloc file a patent lawsuit alleging the platform infringes on four of its VoIP-related patents. The case was filed in Eastern Texas District Court, which seems appropriate since the court is a favorite for patent trolls.
As if we don't already have a long enough list of reasons why Flash shouldn't be installed on our Macs, Apple is giving us yet another with the introduction of macOS Sierra: Flash in Safari will be disabled by default. That means the decreasing number of Websites relying on Flash, like the BBC, will finally realize we aren't living in 2002 any more.
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iOS 10 will let you delete pre-installed apps like Weather, Stocks, and Mail, but that may not be quite as awesome as it sounds. Adam Christianson from the Maccast, John Martellaro, and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at what really happens when you delete the pre-installed apps from your iPhone or iPad, plus they share their thoughts on the US Court of Appeals upholding the FCC's Net Neutrality rules. Bonus: Jeff hears phantom audio. Aliens? NSA?
Net Neutrality got a big thumbs up this week when a Federal Appeals Court judge panel ruled in favor of the FCC treating internet services as utilities. The ruling means the FCC has the authority to block Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and other broadband providers from selectively throttling content that passes through their networks.
One big announcement that didn't make Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event was a new file system for macOS. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain APFS and why it matters to Mac users, plus Bryan talks about why he thinks watchOS 3 could move him from like to love for his Apple Watch.