Podcast 487: A Taylor Swift-shaped carrot
Apple Music meets its #squadgoals, MacKeeper is hacked, and we gush about an app every TV and movie junkie must have.
The days are getting shorter, but the year ain’t over just yet. Apple’s darling-slash-secret-nemesis Taylor Swift grabbed the spotlight one more time, announcing that her concert film will be exclusive to Apple Music, starting this Sunday, December 20. It’s even available to baby Apple Music users still in their free three-month trial, so suddenly there’s a big Taylor Swift-shaped carrot danging in front of all the Swifties who didn’t sign up when Apple Music first launched.
Elsewhere, we discuss the hands-down best, most useful app Yahoo’s ever put out—well, for TV-and-movie junkies, anyway. The App Store overstepped its bounds this week, but tvOS 9.1 brought support for the Remote app, so all is forgiven...this time. On the occasion of Apple’s funky-looking Smart Battery Case, we also discuss our preferences for standalone batteries versus cases—and where to snap up a few for last-minute stocking stuffers.
Oh right, and we talk about MacKeeper again. It’s not pretty. It never is.
MacKeeper hacked: 13 million account details exposed by Roman Loyola
How to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac by Susie Ochs and Chris Breen
Search every video-streaming service with Yahoo’s new app by Oscar Raymundo
Yahoo Video Guide, free on the App Store
Apple reportedly pushing iPhone 6s through popup App Store ads by Nick Mediati
Anker portable power banks on Amazon.com
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