Intego Mac Podcast

Advice from Mac experts on the latest Apple news in security and more

About the show

Join the Intego Mac security experts for the latest Apple news, industry opinions, and a splash of security advice in our easy-to-digest, entertaining, and informative podcast series.

Hosted by Kirk McElhearn and Josh Long.

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  • Episode 245: Everything You Can Do with iCloud

    June 23rd, 2022  |  27 mins 31 secs

    We also talk about a new phishing scam, how the Strava fitness app is causing problems for the Israeli military, some new Windows feature that copy Apple, and the end of captchas. Then we take a deep dive into iCloud, looking at the many features available with your iCloud account.

  • Episode 244: Apple's Planned Obsolescence

    June 16th, 2022  |  27 mins 26 secs

    We look at how Apple's planned obsolescence means that many devices won't be compatible with this fall's new operating systems; even devices that are being sold right now.

  • Episode 243: Apple's New Operating Systems: macOS Ventura, iOS 16, & iPadOS 16

    June 9th, 2022  |  31 mins 37 secs

    Apple presented this year's operating systems at the Worldwide Developer Conference. We take a look at the key features, and especially at the security and privacy features that will be available this fall, and discuss the two new Apple laptops that are coming next month.

  • Episode 242: Waiting for WWDC

    June 2nd, 2022  |  26 mins 18 secs

    As we await next week's Worldwide Developer Conference, we discuss what Apple may present. We also look at a clever method hackers are using to steal WhatsApp accounts, remind users to update Zoom, and examine why Apple has earned the third-highest gaming revenue in 2021.

  • Episode 241: Ellie’s Data Auction

    May 26th, 2022  |  26 mins 45 secs

    Apple's recent iPhone privacy ad features an auction of Ellie's data. We look at the ad and discuss the points Apple makes, and explains how they matter, and when they aren't enough. We also talk about Apple's home repair program, new app subscription rules, and an Instagram account hack.

  • Episode 240: The Pros and Cons of Sideloading Apps on iOS

    May 19th, 2022  |  29 mins 31 secs

    Apple claims that they need the App Store to ensure that iOS devices are safe. The company claims that sideloading, or installing apps from other sources, is dangerous. Yet this is what we have always done on the Mac. We take a deep dive into the pros and cons of sideloading on iPhones and iPads.

  • Episode 239: Requiem for the iPod

    May 12th, 2022  |  27 mins 2 secs

    Apple has discontinued the last iPod, the iPod touch. We discuss some of the history of the iPod, and look at 17 reasons who you should use an iPod touch. We also look at the new FIDO initiative, which allows your phone to replace passwords, and we discuss AirTag false alarms.

  • Episode 238: Apple AirTags: One Year On

    May 5th, 2022  |  26 mins 45 secs

    Apple has provided some clarification to its plan to remove old and in the way apps from the App Store. Microsoft has been working on a VPN that isn't a VPN it works a little differently from Apple's VPN that isn't a VPN. And it's been a year since Apple released AirTags... It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing, but if third-party accessories are an indication, AirTags are doing pretty well.

  • Episode 237: Get Ready to Repair Your Own iPhone!

    April 28th, 2022  |  29 mins 58 secs

    Apple is making the tools and documents needed for iPhone repairs available to users in the US. Are you ready to repair your own iPhone? Removing outdated apps is now a trend as Apple joins Google and begins removing older software from the app store. Apple may be forced by EU regulators to open up iMessage. And we'll discuss understanding USB-C and Thunderbolt ports and cables for Macs and iPads.

  • Episode 236: Install macOS Monterey on a 15-Year Old Mac

    April 21st, 2022  |  29 mins 12 secs

    Josh has a 15-year old iMac that he wanted to be up to date with security updates, but it doesn't support macOS Monterey. So he found a way to finagle the operating system on his old Mac. We also discuss how sharing your Netflix account might be dangerous, and how fake reviews will soon be illegal in the UK, and whether it can be enforced.

  • Episode 235: Everything About Your Apple ID

    April 14th, 2022  |  27 mins 3 secs

    DuckDuckGo is beta testing a privacy-focused browser; Google is deprecating old apps in its Play Store; activation-locked AirPods are wreaking havoc on refurb companies. And we take a deep dive into managing your Apple ID, the key to all Apple services.

  • Episode 234: Apple’s Security Approach Endangers Users of macOS Big Sur & Catalina

    April 7th, 2022  |  25 mins 12 secs

    Apple has issued new updates, but hasn't patched two serious vulnerability for Big Sur and Catalina. We also look at a serious MailChimp data breach, and how AirTags are being used more for stalking.

  • Episode 233: Universal Control Comes to macOS Monterey

    March 31st, 2022  |  29 mins 47 secs

    New malware, a new Chrome zero-day vulnerability, and why iOS auto-updates take so long to update. We discuss Apple's potential iPhone hardware subscriptions and discuss the new Universal Control feature in macOS Monterey.

  • Episode 232: The Jargon Episode, Part II

    March 24th, 2022  |  23 mins 39 secs

    We follow up on our recent episode explaining the jargon used in cybersecurity, explaining hacking and cracking, black hats and white hats, and more.

  • Episode 231: Apple Peek Performance Review

    March 17th, 2022  |  27 mins 46 secs

    Plenty of Apple software updates came out last week and we have the run-down. Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane... it's a QR code? And, of course, we'll have our take on the latest gear announced at Apple's most recent Peek Performance Event.

  • Episode 230: The Jargon Episode

    March 10th, 2022  |  29 mins 16 secs

    Do you know your bot from your zombie, your evil maid from your man in the middle? Computer security, like any technical field, has lots of jargon, and in this episode, we explain the terms you hear us use often when talking about malware and security issues.