Jason CrossStaff Writer, Macworld

I have written professionally about technology for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I aim to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Macworld Podcast 619

Apple’s A12 CPU, Apple All Access, Audience Hot Takes

Thoughts on Apple’s upcoming A12 processor, what if Apple had an All Access plan, hot takes from the audience, and your comments and questions.

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Imagining an Apple All Access plan

What if Apple offered an iPhone, iCloud, Apple Music, and more all bundled into a single monthly fee?

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What to expect from Apple’s A12 processor

If you thought the A11 Bionic was fast...

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Report: Apple to release low-cost MacBook and ‘Pro-focused’ Mac mini this fall

The new Mac mini is said to focus on the type of enthusiast and pro users that currently use them for app development, home media servers, and the like.

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Apple Watch Series 4 rumors: Six new models filed with the EEC

The new Apple Watch is also said to have improved health tracking capabilities.

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ARM’s new roadmap doesn’t tell us anything about Apple making its own Mac CPUs

ARM promises Intel-beating performance and power efficiency, but it won’t impact Apple’s plans.

Macworld Podcast 617

Rumors, rumors, and more rumors about the iPhone, Apple Car, AR glasses

We’ll talk about Apple Pencil support on the new iPhone, Group FaceTime, and your comments and questions.

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AirPlay 2 FAQ: What it is, how it works, and which devices support it

This major update to Apple's wireless streaming protocol focuses on multi-room audio.

Macworld Podcast 616

Is the iPhone overpriced? Does the MacBook Pro need more ports? Audience Hot Takes on the Macworld Podcast

This week we asked viewers/listeners on Twitter for their hot takes. We picked a few and we’ll talk about them on the show. Join us with your comments and questions.

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Apple Music adds new Friends Mix weekly personalized playlist

The For You section gets a boost with another weekly custom playlist.

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Apple removes Alex Jones and Infowars podcasts from iTunes and Podcast apps

Apple says: 'We have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users.'

Macworld Podcast Ep. 615

Apple earnings, new features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, weight loss with the Apple Watch

Apple announced its Q3 2018 results. There are a bunch of new features to explore in the betas of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. Leif talks about his weight-loss project using Apple Watch. Join us with your comments and questions.

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Mophie Powerstation XXL review: High capacity, multi-port, Lightning-based power

Though it's a little bigger than the Powerstation Plus XL, the non-Plus XXL version offers more bang for the buck.

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HomePod update reported to add multiple timers, phone calls, and more this fall

A report from iGeneration says that several "missing" features will come to HomePod when it gets an iOS 12 update this fall.

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Mophie Powerstation Plus XL review: Leave your micro-USB cable at home

This battery pack means you only ever have to carry around a single Lightning cable, but you pay a lot for the convenience.