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Insight and analysis of Apple-centric topics of the week from the previous MacNN team, published weekly. Space Javelin's team has well over a century of Mac and Apple experience divided between them.

The Space Javelin crew

    • Jun 7, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    SJ Special Report - WWDC June 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 45:46

    We're back from our tour of the multiverse of madness, and ready to head out to the metaverses of mediocrity, but before all that -- a quick stop at Cub Dub Dub to check out the latest and greatest with special guest, Kyle Wilson of BusinessInsider!

    SJ275: Liberty Hall! Apple #1 in sales worldwide, Alexa sells out, Dr. Dre self-owns, & much more!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 49:54

    What a long strange trip it has been ... but at long last, the good ship Space Javelin has been recalled back to base, at least for a while. We salute all those who sailed her alongside us over these (total of) seven years and three months and 470 episodes all told. We'll be back for a special report in June for the big WWDC reveals, but until then ... thanks, cadets.

    SJ274 EXTRA: Bonus track! EU cries foul, webcam ... fixed? Epic, Google, Bandcamp, Ireland, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 16:37

    It's not just when Alan and Charles get together that the gabbing goes on into extra innings, cadets! Last week's guest Stephen Robles stuck around for a few more topics, and here's our take on 'em! Enjoy!

    SJ274: AAPL's Q2, self-repair starts, 2022 malware stats, Elon-gated, Mac Studio specs, & much more!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 59:42

    Special guest Stephen Robles of the AppleInsider Podcast joins us as we head back to home port, cadets, for an episode that is loaded with mind-blowing facts such as: Apple still making money, Google still copying Apple, and the Mac Studio still being really really powerful! You won't want to miss this one, so tool up -- the ship's new self-repair program isn't for crybabies!

    SJ273 EXTRA: MOAR NOOZ! Apple Pay good & bad, CSAM, Contra-Chrome, scams, & Steve Jobs saves Disney!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 34:41

    Special guest Alan Perry and Charles return with even more news and stories (including a horrifying scam attempt that was thankfully thwarted right here in Victoria BC) we had to cut for time from Monday's episode -- just to tide you over the weekend until Monday's new show! Stay tuned, cadets, more surprises ahoy!

    SJ273: EU shenanigans, NFLX tanks, Google exposed, Inste-OFF, Apple owes Brazilian dollars, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 68:28

    Special guest Alan Perry and Charles go over the wildly careening array of news stories from Apple and the other big tech players as usual, but watch out, cadets -- the gravitron is on the fritz, making things especially unstable!

    SJ272: Elon Musk-rat, Tim talks privacy, the FTC awakes, new Macs (maybe), Meta is two-faced, & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 40:25

    We start off with some big news, but then we get straight on into the regular-sized news! Privacy, pro video, crime and punishment, crazy billionaires, jacked-up VR store fees ... this one has it all, and more!

    SJ271: WWDC comes around, a Google shakedown, myths and rumor smackdowns, and a snowboarder rescue!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 66:49

    The dates for the Worldwide Developer Conference unveiled, a study debunks Apple's App Store monopoly myth, Apple TV+ is so hot right now, plus Stupid Nerd Tricks! All this and more, cadets, so face-shields down ... it's time to dig in with both sporks!

    SJ270: A big bugfix, a golden award, a serious standoff, & the greatest Hackintosh of all, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 60:43

    A brand new recruit aboard the ship, cadets, and plenty of both good and bad news for him to digest! From Oscars to Hackintoshes and back, you might get space whiplash from this one!

    SJ269: US tells Kaspersky nyet, Netherlands says nee to Apple! But Arizona and Canada say OK, more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 48:29

    Reminisce about when macOS X was the new kid while you uninstall any Kaspersky software you see (anywhere), and just TRY to make sense of the forthcoming (someday) new MacBook (Airs)? All this and Google being evil! Strap in, cadets, the G-forces are strong with this one!

    SJ268: Mac Stu-Stu-Studio, Amazon buys MGM, Google fails, Tile gets a clue, & Siri learns to roomba!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 51:49

    So much to cover! So little time!

    SJ267: Samsung, Russia, iPhone SE benchmarks, rumors, nonsense, the return of Pundit Wars, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 33:35

    We tie up a few loose ends from last week's big Apple event, and some new shenanigans have taken place since then, cadets -- so we're here to bring you another short episode to round it all up!

    SJ Special Report - Apple Event March 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 28:24

    Spend a half-hour with us as we go over the Peek Performance event, our thoughts on the new gear, and some tidbits that didn't get stage time, cadets! Meet us in the stu-stu-studio!

    SJ266: Apple Event Tuesday, Samsung copies Throttle-gate, Mavis Fakin', Fitbit burns, and much more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 44:18

    Time to gear up for an announcement from the mothership, cadets, with -- depending on who you believe -- either handful of goodies or Santa's own infinite bag of holding full of tech! All that as well as rumors, shareholders, Samsung cheating again, Fitbit feels the burn, and much more!

    SJ265: Intel's hollow threat, happy birthday Steve Jobs, the world's most hacked man, more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 47:44

    Remember back when we thought 2022 would have to be a better year than 2021? We were so young and naive then, cadets ... let's dive straight into the black hole that is most of this week's tech news!

    SJ264: Amazon annoys, bugs abound, M2 and T2 shocks, Tim Cook want to be paid, and Kanye goes Kan-no

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 44:02

    Whilst Charles is away, the ship gets a class upgrade from William Gallagher hosting alongside Cap'n Mike, and a downgrade in terms of the low quality of BS and shenanigans this week. All this and Donda 2, cadets, so get in the groove and tune in!

    SJ263 EXTRA: Too! Much! News ... blacking ... out! Must ... publish ... bonus mini-episode!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 27:26

    All the stories we had to cut for time on Monday, cadets, back from the wormhole with Charles and CFAX's Alan Perry! Enjoy!

    SJ263: iPhone 13 vs Galaxy S22, AirTags get smarter, Oscar noms, Apple gear saves lives, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 60:58

    Special guest Alan Perry and Cap'n Charles got to chatting and left out some stories, cadets, we're not gonna lie -- but we think it is still an entertaining hour! New features, bug fixes, market dominance, Oscar nominations, and only one dumb lawsuit this week! Tune in on our subspace frequency now!

    SJ262: Apple plays hardball, Spotify steps in it, Microsoft squeals, N. Korea gets a time out, more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 63:47

    The slow news cycle is over, cadets, and it's all thanks to "Spot(ify) the new gaffe Joe Rogan has to clumsily apologize for!" Congress wants sideloading, Apple Music's trial gets shorter, and North Korea gets hacked back ... and much more! Related: Related:

    SJ261: Apple makes bank, the M1 vs Alder Lake, Google sued, Spotify flails, and Linux fixes a bug!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 45:54

    Mike bleeps his way through the latest quarterly earnings, Charles debunks bad Intel, AirTags help find stuff, airlines agree to stop exaggerating, and there are birthdays to celebrate! Don you silly hats, cadets, we're gonna partake of cake and fire!

    SJ260: AirTag you're it, Microsoft's big play, Pelaton fail, airlines freak out, Tesla CarPlay, more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 40:21

    Although it's been a slow orbit this week, cadets, we've still managed to mine those all-important nuggets of juicy tech news that powers the ship, so the holo-buffet is re-opening! Our podcast has always been full of cheese, but now we've added plenty of Hamm!

    SJ259: Fortnite GeForces its way to iOS, Google in really hot water, rumor walkbacks, REvil, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 35:38

    It might be a slow news week, cadets, but there's more than enough bombshells going off! A report on Google gets unredacted, rumormongets contradict themselves, third-party payments in the big app stores aren't going to be a bargain, and we sleuth out some bona-fide fake news! Warp or be warped, cadets, it's gonna be Mr. Toad's short (but wild) ride!

    SJ258: We're back! CES reports, an ITC bombshell, new gadgets, Alexa and Norton go rogue, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 47:39

    Despite all the risks, CES happened and gave us ... cat tech and smart faucets! The ITC threatens Google, a little trouble in Big India for Apple, teens still loving the iPhone, and so much more! Welcome back, cadets, and strap in for blast-off!

    SJ257: 2021 wraps up with lawsuits, menaces, updates, rumors, shams, gadgets, and chips ahoy!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 51:28

    It's our final episode for the year, cadets, but we'll be back from shore leave on January 10th with CES coverage! Take a trip into the archives and revisit our previous episodes when you get tired of the holiday tunes, and we'll see you on stardate 2022!

    SJ256: Apple says "stay," Paddle gets spanked, FB & Snap cheat, rumors, Doctor Who: Flux, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 47:23

    Apple scores a win in court, but finds problems in its own backyard. There's a new "Apple Car" fantasy to explore, Razer is a fan of Magsafe, and it's rumor season, cadets! Hang on tight, gang ... there's a clusterflux coming our way!

    SJ255: It is NSO on, Gomer Tile, Dorsey fin, annual pun-ditz amnesia, Epic's masterplan, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 52:38

    Back from shore leave and oddly there's a lot of big news for this normally quiet period, from Nvidia taking in a performance of ARM and The Man, to AirTag media hysteria, to Prince William, and more! Take your protein pill (not in the hand with the AirPod!) and strap on your Wrist Mac -- we're going back to the future!

    SJ254: Apple's "self repair," 4K galore, Qualcomm, Claris, Amazon, Instagram, & of course lawsuits!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 62:15

    We're warping the ship away from Astroworld as fast as we can. cadets, but there's a whole fleet of lawsuits swarming this week, plus Apple decides to go a little tricksy, and much more!

    SJ253: Robinhood, REvil, China, Apple, Google, Business Essentials, vets, iPad multitasking, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 56:14

    Visiting dignitary Aitan Roubini is on board this week, cadets, so look lively! Lots of court shenanigans, a new service from Apple, big crimes, and some great news too!

    SJ252: More Mac comparisons, Beats, Pelaton, Notability, Meta misleads, lives saved, and Doctor Who!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 56:30

    Mike and Charles ponder who the 14-inch MacBook Pro is for, take sides on side-loading, Notability and new Doctor Who, and of course bring you up to warp speed on all the latest gear and news, cadets, so strap in for another wild ride!

    SJ251: Mike's 16-inch M1 Max MBP (+ teardown!), AAPL's Q3, the Zuckerverse, polishing cloths, more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 49:11

    It's our semi-annual "check your subscriptions" reminder, cadets, plus a deep dive into the M1 Max MacBook Pro, many bleeps, and all the tech tricks and treats of the season!

    SJ250: M1 Max benchmarks, Apple anniversaries, Facebook fakes it, REvil hacked, & a sci-fi geekout!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 58:15

    Come for the tech news and commentary, cadets, but stay for the sheer fanboy-ishness on display as we save the end of the episode for Doctor Who, Star Trek(s), Foudation and Dune ... it's a geekout freakout this week!

    Special Report: New MacBook Pros, AirPods, and M1 Pro - Apple's 'Unleashed' event

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 28:42

    Our unique overage of Apple's "Unleashed" event, which saw the introduction of the AirPods 3, color options for the HomePod mini, a new Apple Music "Siri" $5/month tier, and the long-awaited redesign, M1 Pro/Max chips and other related changes to the MacBook Pro line.

    SJ249: The One Just Before Apple's Unleashed Event; Google hates Epic too, Florida, Tile, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 32:40

    Of course we'll have a Special Report on Apple's October Event available for your debriefing later today/early tomorrow, cadets, but we can't resist our chance to be wrong (just like the big-time pundits!) PLUS all the usual news and nonsense. Listen now, get some rest, and listen some more in the world of tomorrow!

    SJ248: Facebook's whistleblown, Apple vs Epic redux, SMS & Twitch hacked, Peanuts, and a new guest!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 63:57

    Steven Robles of the AppleInsider podcast joins us this week, cadets, for news, remembering Steve Jobs, big hacks, and much more! See what happens when worlds collide!

    SJ247: The latest iPads & Surfaces compared, Office 2021, Amazon's rogue robot, Apple Watch, more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 59:45

    Cap'n Mike has had to take a quick shore leave, cadets, but never fear -- Aitan Roubini is here! We've got showdowns, evil robots, flaws and updates, camera compares, hackery, and much more! Prepare for Astro-shenanigans!

    SJ246: New iPhones and iPads reviewed, iOS 15 bugs, Epic still out, EU butts in, Foundation, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 42:45

    SJ246: New iPhones and iPads reviewed, iOS 15 bugs, Epic still out, EU butts in, Foundation, & more! by The Space Javelin crew

    SJ245: Upgrade day! Or ... is it? Plus: Wrong rumors, fake news, fresh lawsuits, and sausage-making!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 46:20

    It's a pretty free-wheeling and inside-baseball episode for you this week, cadets, but that's not to say we don't cover the bases -- from tech news to TV shows to lawsuits (naturally), we've got you covered!

    SJ Special Report: Apple Event September 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 20:05

    Checking our predictions, making fun of the pundits, rounding up the actual announcements (and what didn't get announced), plus some tidbits unearthed after the event, plus some other relevant news!

    SJ244: Epic fail, Apple "Car," Facebook spyglasses, bug bounties, and our Apple Event forecast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 47:14

    Apple beats Epic on nine out of 10 counts, some big but unconfirmed stories, some deception and lies, and the rest of what's happening in tech news this week, plus: Mike's and Charles' predictions on the Tuesday event -- they're (slightly) different!

    SJ243: Apple tweaks stuff, Korea & Germany pull stunts, Google & WhatsApp fight fines, Win11, & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 42:00

    It's Labor Day in some countries, cadets, so Mike and Charles had to labor on a bunch of silly and/or concerning and/or irritating stories while you take a break! Don't mind us -- we're just donning our Hazmat suits for this week's episode!

    SJ242: Lawsuits, settlements, shenanigans, Pixels, classic games, T-Mob hacked, and broken hearts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 47:19

    Another (but better) message from Cap'n Mike, cadets, so look sharp! Apple and a lot of other industry news, some game classics return, Samsung flexes its muscles, Google tries to have it both ways, and more!

    SJ241: A message from Mike, Corellium, Congress, Parallels, AirPods, Samsung, Arlo, the EU, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 62:01

    All hands on deck for a ship announcement, cadets, so break out your dress uniforms. Admiral William Gallagher is back, we lead with the story nobody ever wants to hear, and we've also got the usual news and views. Don't miss this one, cadets.

    SJ240: The shocking truth about Apple's new CSAM policy, plus Spotify, PMC, Zoom, Canada, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 54:01

    Batten down the space hatches, cadets, it's a poopstorm of galactic proportions as the mothership comes under misguided fire and clickbait torpedoes! We launch probes and uncover the reality of it all, along with the rest of the week's news!

    SJ239: We called Q3 first, NAB oops, LG goes iPhone, Elon Musk, Dell & Google in trouble, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 59:55

    Special guest Aitan Roubini joins us again to dissect a pretty weird week, cadets, so hunker down and go find your space helmet ... we're gonna go back to all breathing our own private air supplies for a while until the all-clear has sounded!

    SJ238: AAPL Q3 crystal ball, Pegasus, right to repair, Section 230, rumors, no-69 explained, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 60:36

    From Kanye to runway, we've got you covered for this week's news, cadets -- including some we read in tomorrow's Times! The Pegasus blowback, the right to repair, the revisionist plans for mini-LED from the rumor-mongers, and perhaps our shortest Engineering Report ever! All this and a lot more, cadets, so save your money ... 8-track is gonna make a comeback any day now ... Related:

    SJ237: Too much fake, some really real, two guests (sorta), shenanigans, Mike makes the news, & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 64:05

    We've got some extra Michelle stories, cadets along with Alan Perry's return. We've got a banged-up shuttlecraft but no injuries, just a butt-load of great stories -- some heartwarming, some fake, some dumb! Pick out your Lamborghinis now, cadets!

    SJ236: Various bug reports, the ad wars continue, My Book Live Fail, Google in trouble, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 57:50

    All the way from the old MacNN Podcast, Michelle joins Charles and quickly gets back into the swing of things! Shenanigans and hooligans await, cadets, so break out your dress uniforms, an Officer Emeritus is on deck!

    SJ235: My Book hacks, RIP John McAfee, Windows 11, the US House vs tech, Mike wears a watch, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 61:10

    Mike and Charles are back on board, cadets, only to find that nobody emptied the tech-news litter box at all last week, so there's twice as much news to scoop up! It's a literal poopdeck on the ship, so everyone bring their space-shovel and dig in! Our link list was so long, you'll have to download it from here!

    SJ234: WWDC & beyond, DOJ dirty tricks, Congress v Big Tech, Vybe-bye, HBO Max, Pi-Mate 300, & more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 43:30

    Our picks for the best new stuff to come out of the WWDC feature-fest, making fun of bad predictions, calling out political skullduggery and crappy streaming royalties, a Boot Camp update (!!), a security company exec goes rogue, and a slice of e-Pi for dessert, cadets! Tune in and check it out!

    SJ233: WWDC kicks off, AirTags get updates, tech corps get taxes, and Intel can't handle the truth!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 34:24

    Get out your double-rainbows-all-the-way gear, cadets ... it's Pride Month *and* a top-secret WWDC, so the sky is going to look like Skittles for a while yet! We'll see what comes out of the keynote, but there's plenty more tech news to talk about! Uncage the colors, unfurl the flag ... luck just kissed you hello when you're a Space Javelin cadet!

    SJ232: "Ive" got a secret! Facebook buys a like, LeBron leaks new Beats, lawsuits, MGM, & much more!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 59:03

    Our Should-Have-Taken-Our-Holiday-Edition, cadets!

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