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Macworld Podcast You’ve been on social media telling us why you didn’t but any of Apple’s new products. We talk about your comments and respond with a few of our own on this episode of the Macworld Podcast. The Macalope Some analysts predicted a bad second quarter for Apple. The Macalope points out (once again) that their predictions did not match reality. Stay Foolish Apple keeps its plans close to the vest. But it's also very careful about how it talks about its products, and a lot can be deciphered if you look at their words closely. The Macalope Macs may cost more on paper, but PCs can have costs that aren't always calculated. The Macalope explains. Stay Foolish With the first event of 2021 behind us, let's take a look at what the company announced that may indicate what Apple may be working on for the rest of the year and beyond. More Color Apple doesn't quite feel like it's hitting on all cylinders with the iPad Pro. The hardware is top notch. The software leaves a lot to be desired. The Macalope If someone really wants to get into your iPhone they're going to have a hard time. That's a good thing. More Color Now that the HomePod has been laid to rest, the signs are that Apple is going all-in on the smart home with a strategy that plays to its strengths. The Macalope Scamware apps are a problem. But before you think Android is safer—as anode report's numbers may lead you to believe—the Macalope says you need to put that report into perspective. Stay Foolish Apple made a major change to Apple Arcade recently that fundamentally changed the service for the better. Does it mean Apple finally understands what its service should be? The Macalope Tim Cook is standing up to Facebook with Apple's stance on privacy and ad tracking, and every Apple user is benefitting—even if things aren't quite perfect. The Macalope A reminder from the Macalope that Apple events are not really confirmed until the invitations go out. Stay Foolish What does the future hold for macOS? There are signs in Big Sur, and the move to Apple silicon will surely have an influence. Here’s a look at how the Mac operating system can keep going and going. The Macalope The Macalope would advise Intel to quit wasting its time and money on defensive ad campaigns and just focus on what it does—or used to do best. Stay Foolish The $99 HomePod mini may be merely “good enough” compared to the original HomePod, but it actually has a few advantages that the larger speaker didn’t have. The Macalope How can you have a HomePod mini when there’s no more larger-sized HomePod for comparison? Doesn’t that make the HomePod mini the HomePod? The Macalope explains what it means to the HomePod lineup—or at least tries to.
The Macalope Apple’s security practices may be inconvenient to researchers, but that takes a back seat to overall security. Macworld Podcast It’s setting up to be a big year for Apple TV and TV+, so on this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we talk about the latest news and rumors, the shows to watch, and a lot more More Color Apple trumpets its commitment to customer privacy, but it has failed to take advantage of its unique position. Apple needs to doule-down on privacy to widen its lead over the competition. The Macalope The Macalope knows a big rumor when he sees one and the Apple Car is one we’ll be reading about for years to come.