MacBreak Weekly (MP3)

Get the latest Apple news and views from the top names in Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad journalism. Records live every Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.



      MBW 564: Leakers Gonna Leak

      Leo is back, and now he has a 10.5" iPad Pro. iOS 11 makes Macs less necessary than ever. HomePod could be the best speaker for you. Would you spend $17,000 for a top of the line iMac Pro? Apple's ARKit will create a new generation of AR programs.

      Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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      MBW 563: Dongle Fever

      Jason Snell fills in for the vacationing Leo Laporte to discuss what we've learned since WWDC a week ago. We get first impressions of HomePod and a review of the new iPad Pro. iOS 11 will have a significant impact on how we interact with iPads, and WatchOS 4 may be a big deal for the future of Apple Watch. Apple updated its MacBooks and iMacs, and we try to determine how the new iMac Pro would differ from the Mac Pro we're expecting Apple to announce in the future. Andy and Rene...



      MBW 562: Teraflops Make Me Tingly

      Leo Laporte, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay are out this week, so Andy Ihnatko takes over the show and brings in a panel of developers to discuss Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. HomePod is Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but with a big focus on music and quality sound. The new 18 core iMac Pro might just fill that Mac Pro-sized hole in your heart. The new 10.5" iPad Pro gets some new iOS 11 features that bring it closer to being the only computer...



      MBW 561: Self-Organizing Nanoballs

      WWDC is less than a week away! What will Apple announce at their yearly developers conference? Updated MacBooks? New iMacs? A Siri speaker to compete with Google Home and the Amazon Echo? Dare we hope for a new Mac Mini?

      Alex's Pick: Lumu Light MeterAndy's Pick: Samsung Gear 360Rene's Pick: Star Trek Bridge CrewLeo's Pick: TWiT Stickers!

      Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie

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      MBW 560: My Special Tipple

      Tim Cook's wearable blood sugar monitor: will the Apple Watch soon save thousands of lives? WWDC is two weeks away, and we talk about the rumors and announcements we're hoping for. Apple's self-driving car is spotted on a Silicon Valley freeway. Apple Pay expands its reach. Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine explains why Apple Music will never have a free tier: music artists come first. iPhone NFC jailbreak lets iPhones talk to any NFC device. Apple vs Microsoft and Apple vs Google. Apple...



      MBW 559: Win32 Must Die!

      Sal Soghoian joins us to talk about automation and his new CMD-D Conference. WannaCry attack shows that Tim Cook was right to refuse the FBI access to San Bernadino iPhone. Apple Watch detects heart arrhythmia, could soon detect diabetes. iPhone 8 will cost $1,000+. Hardware announcements coming at WWDC might include 10.5" iPad Pro, Siri Speaker, new MacBooks.

      Andy's Pick: Synology DS216+II NASRene's Pick: Ecobee4Leo's Pick: Kardia Mobile EKG

      Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy...



      MBW 558: Whistling, Dancing Penguins

      Rumors abound about a Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor in the works. As Amazon releases the new Echo Show with a touch screen and video calling, is Apple too late to the game? Apple is the biggest taxpayer in the US, and is responsible for two million jobs - we crunch the numbers. Boinx Software's Oliver Breidenbach joins us to discuss the app ecosystem. Apple squashes two malware attacks. Qualcomm and Apple's royalties fight continues.

      Oliver Breidenbach's pick: Asilomar,...



      MBW 557: We're All Sheeple Now

      At their MicrosoftEDU event, Microsoft announced the 13.5" Surface Laptop, which looks a lot like the laptop that Apple should be making. Luckily, Apple has a $250 billion pile of cash to soak up any tears they might shed. Rumor has it that Apple might announce a Siri speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home at WWDC. Dok is a new malware that only affects Macs. Several major apps are abandoning the Apple Watch. Apple Pay might soon have a Venmo-like person-to-person...



      MBW 556: Un-Unroll Me!

      Two more entries in the seemingly endless stream of Uber scandals. Scandal #1: Uber almost gets kicked out of Apple's App Store for identifying iPhones. Scandal #2:, which bills itself as an automated email unsubscribing service, sold data it gleaned from users' email to Uber. Apple slashes affiliate commissions from 7% to 2.5%. It is seeming more and more like the redesigned iPhone 8 might be facing production delays. Two years after its release to the public, the Apple...



      MBW 555: Shufflepuck Cafe

      New Mac Pro needs to be versatile to survive. Apple has a secret team working on a noninvasive diabetes sensor. iPhone 8 to have curved OLED screen, vertical dual camera, tiny bezel. Apple gets permission to test self-driving cars in California. Apple Music is coming to Facebook Messenger. Apple's new campus is hogging all the good trees.

      Rene's Pick: Pokemon Go PlusAndy's Pick: The Internet Archive now has in-browser emulation of early Mac OS and appsTonya Engst's Pick:...