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Over the years, my relationship with Apple has soured. From fanboy to supporter, a workplace user and now a switcher, I think it’s fair to say the string may have finally broken on my Apple yo-yo.

That’s not to say how I feel is any reflection of how well they’re doing. Quite the opposite in fact. Last year they became the first US company worth a trillion dollars; they have hundreds of millions in cash tucked away for a rainy day and are largely considered the people to beat when it comes to smartphones, tablets and industrial design.

But something’s wrong. There’s been a turn. A shift in the tide, if you will, and now long time supporters like myself feel ostracised and ignored. It feels like they’ve lost their way. Their products no longer exhume excitement and as I’ve argued before, lack direction.

Apple need to win me back. And now, after downgrading their forecasted revenue for the first time since 2007, they might need to convince a lot of others too. So to help them out and be constructive, instead of merely criticising them, I thought I’d offer my thoughts on exactly how they might go about doing that. Continue reading

Join James Croft, Raj Deut, and Anthony Agius as we discuss a whole crateload of news and reviews. Allow me to summarise in the show notes: man, the Mini is fast! But hoo boy, it’s expensive! The MacBook Air is better! But it’s also, like, confusing! And still quite expensive! The iPad is fast! But man, it’s expensive, and can’t do a bunch of computer things! Facebook is kerosene poured on a fire of social unrest. PAX is a cool convention for games.

Now you know these things, you still have to listen to the show. I insist.

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James Croft receives a telegram from his friend Raj Deut saying he’s in danger in Alaska and needs help. He also suggests bringing his brother’s friend Anthony Agius. They arrive in Alaska and set up camp. During a search of the island they find a knapsack, a map, and a piece of jade.

Later, at The Devil’s Paw they lean of an ancient burial site where people would steal gold and jewelry. They use the map to locate the site, find the camp of the gang, and recap a bunch of tech news. The gang is captured, but escapes with the help of their friend Larry Page. The boys learn the true meaning of friendship.

Apple Watch Series 4 
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR
iPhone X, SE and 6s are out 
Where is AirPower exactly?
Cheap battery replacement program ends by Dec 31st – get your battery done
Bunch of HomePod updates

Dates
Watch Series 4 – Pre-order Sept 14, on sale 21st
iPhone Xs – Pre-order Sept 14, on sale 21st
iPhone XR – Pre-order Oct 19, on sale 26th Oct
watchOS 5 & iOS 12 – Sept 18
tvOS 12 – Sept 17
Mojave – Sept 24

I don’t own the latest iPhone & I’m OK with that (I think) 
Inbox is dead 
We are all searching for the perfect headphones. Maybe they are here…? 
OLED TVs are getting crazy cheap again… 

Join James Croft, Anthony Agius and Raj Deut as we discuss E3 from the long-long ago, busted keyboards on MacBooks, Samsung sexting your whole crew, HealthEngine sending your deets to the ambulance chasers, and Amazon Prime: Australian Special Edition.

Join James Croft and Raj Deut as we discuss iOS 11.4, Sonos, Airplay 2, and then seamlessly segue into WWDC speculation. We also get Raj to sign up for Beem It, and talk Pokemon and Dad Kratos.

iOS 11.4 is out just before WWDC 

The Sonos One is the cheapest AirPlay 2 speaker you can buy 

Beem It app 

1Password 7 is out for Mac and Windows too 

New Pokemon Games Ahoy

God of War Review 

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