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Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow have hope and dreams about stuff and things! For our final episode of 2018, the crew prognosticate about what they'd like to see happen with Apple and the world of tech in 2019.

They discuss everything from turning Siri around to improving Apple Maps, HomeKit, transparency from tech companies about how they use your data, mouse cuddles, and more!

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Every year, to end the year, I put together lists of what I think Apple did best and worst for the last 12 months. I’ve already posted the list of the worst so, now, I’m going to spend a got minute focusing on the positive. What Apple did right and how I’d like to see Apple keep building on it for next year.

Not because I’m a fanboy or apologist or any other dismissive term those who have tribal fury but lack the articulation to form any factual, cohesive arguments to the contrary, but because if you don’t recognize the good along with the bad, the jobs well done amongst those still left to be done, them you fail to promote the direction you want to see continue and focus you want to see carried on.

So, what made this year’s list?

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Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are here with a look at highlights from 2018. But it's not just gadgets. It's about their favorite stories and themes that took shape during the year in technology. We love the new and shiny as much as anyone (maybe more!) — but the rubber meets the road when tech actually improves our lives. Take a listen and let us about a few of your favorite things from 2018!

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Apple is so doomed, they're spending a billion dollars on expanding their campus in Austin, TX. Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow are here with all the news on iPhone demand, Apple's plans for Austin, plus a ton more!

They also talk about Apple's Hour of Code, more inexcusable blunders from Facebook, and an update on the alleged Super Micro hack. Spoiler: They weren't. And whatever happened to iPhone SE 2?

Plus, the crew have Holiday gift suggestions for the geeks in your life!

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The gang's all here! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent dig deep into the ECG functionality now available on Apple Watch Series 4. They also talk about Apple's new clear case to show off the colorful bling of iPhone XR.

Finally, learn how to give your Memoji a Santa or Elf hat for the Holidays! Put one on your Memoji, belt out a chorus of Jingle Bells, and share it with us by using hashtag #imorecarols!!!

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are the stars of the show this week with a variety of different tech stories. First, Instagram is making it possible to share your stories with only your closest friends. They've also improved the accessibility of the platform by allowing users to provide text descriptions of the images they post. This is similar to a feature Twitter has previously implemented to benefit the visually impaired.

There's huge news in the re-kindled (pun not intended) relationship between Amazon and Apple. Available later this December, Echo devices will support Apple Music.

In less happy news, Marriott says records from 500 million Starwood guests were stolen in a massive data breach. The extent of the information leaked in the breach is still being determined.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League's anti-Semitism and anti-hate summit in New York on December 3rd.

Finally, Mikah and Lory share their gadget picks of the week! Come on in, it's getting cold outside!

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Black Friday is no longer a single day — it's practically an entire month of discounts on Holiday gifts. This week, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are joined in the first half of the show by Jared DiPane from our sister site Thrifter to talk about all the amazing bargains to be had.

The discussion turns to various bits and bobs of Apple news, including the (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for Apple Watch, Rene's thoughts on the inevitability of Mac transition to ARM processors, and using Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon GO.

The crew also have a lengthy conversation about the FUD behind Apple's T2 security chip, repairability of tech products, and the merits of wanton device destruction vs. vivisection in the name of science and education. Dive in!

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Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie have reviews and fully-baked takes galore of Apple's tasty new trio. They look at MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac mini. Plus, they opine over the design improvements found in Apple Pencil 2. Yum!

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"When you murder a bezel, the home button is collateral damage" — Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil bring all the details from Apple's impressive product announcements this week, including Mac mini, MacBook Air, and two new iPads Pro. And, of course, the new Apple Pencil 2 with wireless charging and pairing.

And as soon you're done listening to iMore show, be sure to check out Rene's awesome interview on the Vector podcast with Tom Boger, Sr. Director of Mac Product Marketing at Apple.

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What happens when a squid, an alien, a pirate, and the living embodiment of iPhone XR walk into a podcast??? You have a special Halloween episode, of course!

Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent look forward to Apple's event on October 30th with some speculation and educated guesses on what updates will come to the iPad and Mac product lines.

They also discuss iPhone XR, an upcoming fix for the bug that spawned #BeautyGate, and Tim Cook's thoughts on federal privacy laws. Trick or Treat!

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t's happening! Apple has sent out invitations to an event on October 30th in Brooklyn, NY. Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie are here to wander and wonder about the features coming to new iPad Pros and a possible update to Mac mini. They also discuss new additions to Apple's privacy site, and CEO Tim Cook has called for Bloomberg to retract an article about alleged hardware hacks on servers used by the company.

iPhone XR preorders are now available! It may not generate the same amount of frenzy as its more expensive siblings, but Rene and Lory talk about how it is anything but an entry-level phone — and why it's probably the best choice for most users.

Finally, Adobe is bringing Photoshop to iPad in 2019. They say it is "real" Photoshop, but, as Rene explains, that doesn't necessarily mean "full" Photoshop.

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Right now, in our very own galaxy, a small band of freedom fighters are here to deliver the not-so-secret Apple news of the week.* Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent give a sneak peek at Rene's awesome new Siri Shortcuts video, and they follow up on the alleged Chinese hack of Supermicro server hardware.

Rene reviews the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 and explains why it's the aluminum Apple Watch to get — as long as you don't want the gold color option. In addition, Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this week. There are a couple good features Apple should consider "borrowing" for future iPhones.

Finally, the crew gaze into the crystal ball of iPad Pro rumors as they try to devine what capabilities it may include.

*No Bothans died to make this episode, but Lory "General Grevious" Gil lost her voice and had to sit this one out.

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Steve Jobs passed away seven years ago — the iMore show begins on a somber note as the team reflect on his contributions to the world as a technology and creative visionary.

Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent put on their tin foil hats for a discussion about Bloomberg's bombshell article about chips being secretly placed into servers sold to companies like Apple and Amazon. Both companies have refuted claims made in the article, so what's the truth? The coverup can be worse than the crime. They also talk about Tim Cook's recent statements regarding Apple privacy policies and the lengths they go to protect user data.

Will Apple host an event in October to unveil new iPad and Macs, or will the products receive a simple press release? Finally, Lory and Mikah 'Muricasplain the United States national alert system to Rene. Tune in!

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Behold The Beard! Jim Dalrymple of The Loop joins Mikah Sargent, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie for a jam packed episode. What's up with iPhone XS skin smoothing for portraits? The consensus is there's definitely something going on with the processing. Additionally, the XS speakers seem to have improved stereo imaging compared to previous iPhones.

And among other things, they discuss Qualcomm vs. Intel modem performance, Facebook's data breach, and why the screen on iPhone XR isn't 1080p (and why that doesn't matter). Rock on!

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Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent are celebrating new iPhone and Apple Watch day with special guest Matthew Cassinelli. Matthew is a former Workflow and Apple employee who is a true expert when it comes to the killer feature of iOS 12 — Siri Shortcuts!

They dig into how Shortcuts can make you more productive and efficient while Mikah and Lory wait patiently(?) for the delivery person to drop off their new goodies. They also discuss takeaways and expectations from the recent product announcements.

In addition, the crew geek out as Matthew provides a live unboxing his shiny, new Apple Watch Series 4!

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Mikah Sargent, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here to talk about all the new hotness from Cupertino! Apple Watch Series 4 has the potential to save lives, but the technology it contains could feed into health anxiety for some people. iPhone XS and XS Max build on the technology from last year's iPhone X, while the XR joins the fray with a more affordable price and some lucious color options.

The gang talk about what they've ordered and what they're still thinking about. Finally, pour one out for Lory's little buddy, iPhone SE!

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Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow get Plussy with new iPhone names in advance of Apple's event on September 12th. At least Apple Watch Series 4 will have a name that's easy enough to grok. They also look ahead to new AirPods and the AirPower charging surface.

Finally, will the upcoming event include iPads and Macs as one more thing(s), or will there be a separate event for those later this fall? Jump into the iHole with us!

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The cat's out of the bag! Apple has officially announced a presentation on September 12th for new product announcements, so Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Georgia Dow are here with a preview of what rumors are likely to become reality. They also cover AirPlay 2 support of the venerable AirPort Express, along with Siri Shortcuts on HomePod and Apple Watch.

They also share insight into a report showing that Android devices collect a lot more of your data than iPhone. 10x more!!!

Finally, they share their favorite product announcements from the IFA trade show in Berlin. Join us!

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Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent are here with your weekly dose of iMore for your ear holes! They talk about Tim Cook's 7-year anniversary as CEO of Apple. Cook has been a huge advocate for consumer privacy — that ties in perfectly with a discussion about the best ways to protect your privacy online and gain a better understanding of how companies use your information.

They also look at the latest Mac Mini rumors, 512 Pixel's amazing Aqua screenshot library, and alternatives to Back To My Mac, which is being removed in macOS Mojave. Don't miss it!

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Having escaped the spice mines of Kessel, Georgia Dow makes her triumphant return to the iMore show as she joins Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie to speculate and pontificate on the next round of Apple product releases. The crew share their hopes, dreams, and potentially more realistic expectations for a presumed event in September, which may include fresh iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac models along with a trio of new iPhones.

They also talk about the role of App developers and our own personal responsibility when it comes to protecting private data. Additionally, Group FaceTime features have been pulled from the initial releases of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, but they'll likely be added in a future update.

Finally, they take a look at adorable iPhone pillows and new MoviePass restrictions. Check it out!

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This week, Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by iMore's own Luke Filipowicz to cover all the hot Apple topics (with a little Nintendo too)! They explore iPhone battery myths and Tim Cook's memo to employees about the company's stock market cap valuation.

The crew also dig into a monetization feature added to mini-podcast platform, Anchor, the shut down of Newton Mail, and Logitech's new wireless phone charger.

Last, but certainly not least, we get a sneak peak at the myriad characters in the upcoming fighting game for Switch — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

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Mikah Sargent and Rene Ritchie discuss Apple's decision to end the App Store affiliate program. This seems like a cold move, especially given their excellent Q3 2018 earnings results. Speaking of money, Apple's market cap has exceeded one trillion dollars. Is this a big deal for most people? Nope, but it's an interesting milestone for publicly traded companies.

Mikah and Rene also take the time to answer a whole bunch of YOUR questions!

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Team #imore4lyfe are joined for the first segment of the show by Michael Simmons of Flexibits to talk about Fantastical 2.5 for Mac. From there, Rene, Mikah, and Lory dig in to new features in the MacBook Pro 2018 models — everything from True Tone display technology, quad-core chips in the 13" model to quench the insatiable thirst of Final Cut Pro X, to performance of the Intel i9 processor option available on the 15" model.

Plus, the team go around the horn and share their favorite news picks from the week. Check it out!

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined for the first half of the show by Ryan Cash. He's the founder of Snowman — the independent software development studio responsible for wildly popular games like Alto's Adventure, Alto's Odyssey, and Circles. They talk about the past, present, and future of his company and the enormous impact iPhone and the App Store have had on the world.

From there, Mikah and Lory talk about their mutual love, admiration, and respect for Serenity Caldwell. It was recently announced that Serenity has left iMore for a position with Apple's communication team. Although no one can truly replace Serenity, Lory has been promoted to managing editor of iMore.

They also chat about Instagram's new Q&A feature, and Lory has the scoop on Gorilla Glass 6.

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On this very special episode of iMore show, Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil speak with Brian Mueller, founder of Carrot apps. Brian gives the low down on the inspiration behind Carrot's signature snark and the various apps within the Carrot Cinematic Universe: To-Do, Alarm, Fit, Hunger, and, of course, Weather!

From there, Lory and Serenity Caldwell go one-on-one as Serenity delivers a field report while on a cross-country road trip! They talk about photographing national parks, shopping with AR, and Apple's brand new MacBook Pros!

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We've got rumors by the dozen on this week's episode, as Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell talk about everything from the possibility of new iPhone colors to Face ID on next generation iPads.

Plus, hear about performance enhancements to devices like iPhone SE thanks to iOS 12, the Siri Shortcuts beta, an overhaul of Apple Maps, and new pricing tiers for Netflix. Turn it up, man! It's iMore show!

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Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are joined by Nanoleaf CEO, Gimmy Chu, to talk about their new Nanoleaf Remote. Nanoleaf Remote is a unique, dodecahedron shaped controller for their lighting products, but it can also be used to control HomeKit devices.

Additionally, all the Apple OS things are now available in public beta! If you're brave and have backups, you can try out the new features in iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12. Plus, Apple has acknowledged issues some users have experienced with keyboards on MacBook and MacBook Pro, and they now have a repair process to address the problem for those affected.

Finally, Pokémon Quest is here and Lory has all the details! Check it out!

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Serenity Caldwell, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil talk about their favorite features in watchOS and iOS developer beta 2, including the hottest new tech of the 21st century: Walkie-Talkie! They also discuss the previously announced but still unreleased AirPower wireless charging device, and Instagram's new video hub, IGTV. Keep it locked to this frequency!

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by Werner Jainek of Cultured Code to talk about Things — their task manager app for iOS and Mac. Werner shares plenty tips, tricks, and the thought process behind the software. Even if you don't own it already, listen in because you'll definitely want to check this awesome app out!

They also talk about the recent announcements at WWDC and how they will benefit developers and end users alike. Join us!

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NextDoor is a developer conference that ran concurrently, and literally next door, to WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. Serenity Caldwell and Rene Ritchie were invited to speak to attendees about the most significant advancements in iOS, WatchOS, and macOS.

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Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil talk about all the new awesomeness coming in iOS 12, WatchOS 5, and macOS Mojave. They share some favorite features demoed at WWDC and their experiences using the first developer beta.

Don't try this at home, kids! Public betas will be available later this summer. When the time comes, proceed at your own risk — ESPECIALLY on your primary devices! In the meantime, leave it to these daredevils to take the plunge. There are so many great new features and performances tweaks coming soon. Don't miss it!

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Rene Ritchie and Serenity Caldwell speak with the creators of Agenda — a WWDC 2018 Apple Design Award winning note taking app for Mac. They discuss Agenda as well as this year's major announcements from a developer and end user perspective.

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Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Mikah Sargent are gearing up for all of next week's WWDC madness. Lory and Serenity will be in attendance along with Rene Ritchie, so they share how they pack for the event. The crew also discuss iPhone SE 2 rumors and the release of AirPlay 2, which enables stereo audio from a pair of HomePods.

Finally, there are two Pokémon games coming to Nintendo Switch, AND a special controller called Poké Ball Plus. Join us!

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Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Mikah Sargent are joined by special guest Michael Fey of Agilebits to discuss 1Password 7 for Mac. He shares a lot of great information about this particular release, and how developers work to create excitement around new software.

The crew also chat about Podcast player apps, including the brand new Castro 3. From there, they dive into wish lists for WWDC announcements on June 4th. Finally, a quick chat about Apple's new privacy portal and GDPR compliance. Tune in!

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent talk about why iPhone probably won't go USB-C, and the possibility of an iPhone SE 2 with Face ID. They also discuss the revamped Google News and the replacement for YouTube Red: YouTube Premium. In addition, Twitter has announced API details that will make life very difficult for third party Twitter clients. But in more positive news, there's a new hope as the U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality.

Lastly, they chat about the internet's hottest new controversy: Laurel vs. Yanny, and a decades old "banned" video game coming to Nintendo Switch.

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Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent share their impressions of Oculus Go. Even though it doesn't quite compete with high end VR devices like HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, it has proven to be addictively fun.

Lory also supplies a boots on the ground report from Google I/O 2018. One highlight at the conference was a demo of Google Duplex. In the technology preview, an AI places a telephone call to make appointments for the user — carrying on an interactive, natural sounding conversation with the person on the other end of the line. It's a little strange, and maybe a little scary, but amazing nonetheless!

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Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil deliver the skinny on the brand new Oculus Go, a standalone VR device. For maximum iPhoneography, they also talk about Olloclip's Lens Kit for iPhone X.

In other news, T-Moblie and Sprint are now BFFs, thanks to a $26.5 billion dollar merger. What's the deal with "Marzipan", Apple's secret software project, plus the latest MacBook Air rumors. Finally, WhatsApp's founder peaces out after their acquisition by Facebook.

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Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent begin this week's show by chatting about video editing on iPad. Serenity says it feels so good to work in a more tactile way with footage, but the tools can be buggy and aren't as advanced as they could be. The crew also discuss a jailbreak for Nintendo Switch, as well as Nintendo's new Labo project kits.

In addition, SmugMug has purchased Flickr from Yahoo. Longtime users hope this will breathe life into the photo sharing platform. Lory has been checking out Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a role-playing game set in the magical world of our favorite school-age wizards. The game relies on a free-to-play model with in-app purchases. The jury is still out on how much enjoyment you can get from it before raiding your account at Gringotts. All that, and a lot more. Join us!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

The dynamic duo of Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent talk all about the week's news in the Appleverse, including a leak about leaks, how to repair or replace an Apple Watch, and rumors about new Series 4 models.

Speaking of rumors, they also discuss next generation iPhones and speculate about a possible new gold color. Finally, you no longer need expensive AR hardware (or the Millennium Falcon) to play 'Star Wars' holochess. Just your iOS device! Raaaawwwrrrrr!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

The U.S.S. iMore has a stowaway this week — Captain Rene Ritchie! He joins Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent to talk about iPhone 8 PRODUCT(RED), and the 64-bit Mac app transition.

They also chat about Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in Washington, and the not-so-little white lies from multiple Android OEMs about security patches. All that, plus Serenity shows off her fancy, and very British, Kaweco pen sleeve GRIP for Apple Pencil. All aboard!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil hold down the fort and chat all about the week’s news for Apple users. Final Cut Pro X is being updated to 10.4.1, adding support for a new lossless codec, ProRes RAW, and built-in closed captioning support.

Additionally, Facebook is starting to make good on its promise of easier control over your data by allowing deletion of multiple third-party app permissions at once. Apple has hired Google’s former chief of search and AI. To wrap things up, Lory and Mikah share two of their favorite apps. Join us!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

The band is back together for our 600th episode! Rene Ritchie and the elusive, enigmatic Georgia Dow join Mikah Sargent, Serenity Caldwell, and Lory Gil to reflect on their iMore origins.

They dive deep into Apple’s recent education event, which focused heavily on curriculum and device management along with introducing the 6th generation iPad. Finally, the crew discuss Apple’s privacy policies. Come party with us!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

Mikah Sargent, Serenity Caldwell, and Lory Gil are joined by special guests Russell Holly and Luke Filipowicz for a game-centric spectacular! Lory and Russell are live from San Francisco where GDC is taking place as they report on all the latest news in AR/VR. Plus, Luke Filipowicz gives us the skinny on two of the hottest games to arrive on mobile: PUBG and Fortnite.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t address the latest Facebook scandal. Cambridge Analytica took the creepiness factor to entirely new heights. Zuck says he’s sorry, but has Facebook ever earned our trust?

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Apple has announced WWDC 2018, with the big keynote taking place June 4th. And, unbeknownst to us at the time of recording, will also be hosting an event in Chicago on March 27th.

Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent pontificate on what hardware and software treats might be coming this year, even if their timelines turn out to be a bit off. They also talk about the Fitbit Versa, Apple’s acquisition of Texture, a new Battle Royale, and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent talk about Apple’s activity challenge to celebrate International Women’s Day. They also cover a variety of privacy topics regarding Facebook, Amazon, and Google Clips.

You’ll get a taste of rumors about over-the-ear headphones coming from Apple, the gang’s favorite new tech of the week, and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Lory Gil and Serenity Caldwell discuss rumors surrounding a possible Apple event in March, including new iPads, iPhone SE 2, and AirPower wireless charging. Rene Ritchie also joins the fun to chat about iCloud in China and his time using the entry-level iMac Pro.

Additionally, Serenity and Lory look at upcoming ClassKit functionality, ski and snowboarding fitness tracking, their favorite things of the week, and a ton more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell mourn the deprecation of the official Twitter client for Mac and offer some alternatives. They also talk about the visual and sonic marvels within Alto’s Odyssey, a brand new game for iOS and Apple TV. Plus, rumors are circulating about a new version of AirPods that are said to offer a hands free Siri experience. Join us!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell talk about the HomePod staining some wood finishes, how to avoid it, and why Apple missed this (or at least warning customers of the possibility) in the first place. They also discuss fixes for the Telugu character bug. On a happier note, Lory espouses the joy of using Airplay to send audio from her Apple TV to HomePod for a better home theater experience.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Serenity Caldwell, Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent are all in for HomePod’s release day! They answer a ton of listener questions and talk about comparisons to other smart speakers. Rene also demonstrates some of Siri’s capabilities on HomePod and plays a few example tracks. Check it out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent team up to chat about the latest news from the Apple-verse, including word from Nintendo that Mario Kart is coming to smartphones! They also talk about the latest additions to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, plus rumors about the iPhone X supply chain and a possible iPhone SE 2. Check it out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

Mikah Sargent, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie talk all about Apple’s new HomePod, which is now available to pre-order in some countries. They also preview some of the new features coming in iOS 11.3, and discuss changes to MacOS Server. All that, plus Mikah shows off Farrago — Rogue Amoeba’s new soundboard for Mac!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by Russell Holly to talk about Labo – Nintendo’s new cardboard toys and project accessories for the Switch. They also discuss the iMessage ‘text bomb’, an iOS update that will let users disable #iPhoneSlow throttling, and changes to App Store web listings.

Additionally, the gang shares some of their favorite new Apps. Join us!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent talk about some of the most interesting gadgets announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, including new HomeKit enabled tech, Philips’ “Friends of Hue” initiative, and smart appliances from companies like Kohler.

They also discuss how Qi has become the de facto wireless charging standard, Apple’s patches for the Spectre vulnerability, and the 11th anniversary of iPhone. Check it out!

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Direct download: imoreshow589.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

We ring in the new year with a cavalcade of iMore stars! The gang of usual rabble-rousers, Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie, are joined by Joe Keller and Luke Filipowicz.

Not only do they talk about what they’re most excited for in 2018, but they also share their favorite tech purchases from 2017. Don’t miss it!

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Favorite tech purchases of 2017:

Serenity Caldwell: FluidStance Plane Scandi

Mikah Sargent: Philips Hue dimmer switch

Lory Gil: BioLite CampStove

Joe Keller: Sony A7R II mirrorless camera

Luke Filipowicz: Nintendo Switch & August EP650 bluetooth headphones

Rene Ritchie: LG C7P OLED 4K HDR TV

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

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