Podcast 560: By the non-pricking of my thumbs

Could a non-invasive wearable blood-glucose monitor that links to an Apple Watch help change people’s lives and lead to better avoidance of diabetes onset? Roman and Glenn discuss this, along with the potential of new laptops at WWDC, Today at Apple, and the odd introduction of an Android switcher campaign when new phones are just a few months away.

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Podcast 559: Siri gets company

Apple invests $200 million into Corning for advanced glass manufacture in the U.S., WannaCrypt hit Windows users (but also could affect Macs with Boot Camp or virtual machines), and Siri gets crowded by Alexa and Google Assistant. Susie and Glenn talk that plus research showing an Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeats 97 percent as well as dedicated medical equipment.

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Podcast 558: Apple’s billion-dollar move

Apple has billions and billions of dollars, and a massive supply chain that's mostly overseas. The day after the latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC's Jim Cramer that Apple is launching an advanced manufacturing fund, and seeing it with $1 billion. The fund's first investment should be announced soon, but Glenn and Susie are excited about the idea already.

Elsewhere, Amazon Prime Video might come to the Apple TV. Hulu Live is pretty promising already. And Twitter's getting into the video game too, just without any NFL games this coming season.

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Podcast 557: Pondering the Siri Speaker rumors and watchOS 4

As we get closer to WWDC, it’s fun to imagine what Apple might unveil, how close the rumors will be to reality, and how indignant we can get when it isn’t exactly what we’d wanted. This week we wonder about the Siri speaker, as well as the next version of watchOS. The key to both is better Siri performance than Apple’s ever managed to pull off so far, but we’re excited about the possibilities.

Elsewhere, everybody loves AirPods, malware’s gotta mal, and Kara Swisher absolutely demolishes Travis “Boober” Kalanick. Enjoy.

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Podcast 556: Uber my dead body

Oh, Uber. Uber, Uber, Uber. When will this nightmare of a company shape up? Probably never. But we have another chance to shake our heads and sigh here on the podcast, because according to a story in the New York Times, Uber’s C.E.Bro got a polite dressing down from Tim Cook, for purposely running afoul of Apple’s App Store guidelines and then trying its pathetic best to evade detection. Faced with the threat of being removed from the App Store, Travis Kalanick immediately rolled over, but Glenn thinks the violation is serious enough that Apple should have warned users, or even given Uber an App Store timeout.

Elsewhere, Apple wants to stop mining minerals, which would be good, and attracting packs of millenials to Apple stores even if they’re not there to shop or visit the Geniuses. Which could be bad. Unless there are themed coffee drinks, for which we have several suggestions. (Call us, Angela!)

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Podcast 555: Imagining the iPhone 8 and a Mac Pro that works

Yep, we're still discussing iPhone rumors. And since one of the rumors is that the new OLED iPhone might be delayed...this topic isn't going away anytime soon. So strap in and get comfortable, as we unpack the latest. Elsewhere, Marco Arment wrote a great piece on why the Mac Pro didn't meet the needs of nearly anyone who would want to use it. All eyes turn to the upcoming iMac Pro, since that's the design that seems to make the most sense. (Or they could bring back the cheese grater!)

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Podcast 554: The cheaper iPad is gold, baby, gold

Susie reviewed the $329 iPad and she’s totally fangirling out over it, you guys. Sure, it doesn’t have some of the iPad Pro’s tip-top features, but how often do you need the Smart Connector or the Pencil anyway? The “good enough” factor is what keeps people from upgrading older iPads to begin with, so having a good-enough iPad to upgrade to is a boon to families, schools, businesses, and maybe you too.

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