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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Episodes

  • Episode 258: Apple’s New iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8

    September 22nd, 2022  |  30 mins 36 secs

    Josh and Kirk each got a new iPhone 14 Pro, and discuss the new features in the phone. They also look at some bugs in iOS 16, and new malware that may affect the Mac.

  • Episode 257: Hello, iOS 16!

    September 15th, 2022  |  29 mins 16 secs

    iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are here, and we give you some tips on prepping your devices for upgrade. We also discuss which older operating systems will continue to get security updates, and what's up with that standalone Safari update for macOS? And we talk about a new Mac App Store lookalike web page scam that you should be aware of.

  • Episode 256: Apple's Far Out Event

    September 8th, 2022  |  27 mins 38 secs

    Apple has introduced this year's models of the new iPhone, iPhone Pro, and also unveiled a new, rugged Apple Watch, and 2nd generation AirPods Pro. We discuss the new features in these devices.

  • Episode 255: Email Privacy: Apple Hide My Email and DuckDuckGo Email Protection

    September 1st, 2022  |  29 mins 13 secs

    We take a deep dive into two email privacy protection features, from Apple and DuckDuckGo. We also give a few predictions for Apple's Far Out event next week, look at cases where two-factor authentication isn't enough, and discuss how macOS is actively scanning for malware; at least for 13 types of malware.

  • Episode 254: Which Is More Secure: Face ID, Touch ID, or a Passcode?

    August 25th, 2022  |  29 mins 7 secs

    Apple has announced the date for its iPhone event; it's on September 7, and we discuss what we could see. We also look at more mobile apps that inject javascript in web pages in their in-app browsers; are they doing this to collect data? And we look at Face ID, Touch ID, and a passcode to determine which is more secure.

  • Episode 253: Car Hacks, Facebook Tracks, and Windows on Macs

    August 18th, 2022  |  27 mins 48 secs

    We look at another car hack, this time when a security researcher found the private key for Hyundai updates through a Google search. We also explain how Facebook tracks you, even when you don't allow it, and another, even easier way to run Windows on a Mac -- at a cost. Finally, we look at how a security journalist got fooled by a phishing scam.

  • Episode 252: Google Begs Apple to Replace iMessage with RCS

    August 11th, 2022  |  30 mins 48 secs

    Google has launched a campaign to try to pressure Apple to adopt a messaging standard that is more amenable to Android users, but this is far more self-serving than it first appears. Also, we look at how Amazon wants to map your home with Roomba robot vacuum cleaners.

  • Episode 251: Tom Cruise and the Leap Second

    August 4th, 2022  |  29 mins 23 secs

    Tom Cruise is showing up everywhere: landing his helicopter in an English family's garden; interrupting hikers and leaping off a cliff; and even in deepfake videos. We also look at crypto apps on Apple's App Store, and we discuss the leap second, and how taking away one second in time could wreak havoc on computers.

  • Episode 250: Is Your Car the Next Security Risk?

    July 28th, 2022  |  29 mins 20 secs

    Cars are the next target for hackers; we look at vulnerabilities in standalone GPS devices, and we also discuss how Honda shrugged when presented with security vulnerabilities. We also go over the recent Apple operating system updates, and look at how Content Caching on a Mac may prevent security updates from being installed automatically.

  • Episode 249: Apple's New M2 MacBook Air

    July 21st, 2022  |  28 mins 26 secs

    Apple's new M2 MacBook Air is the first change in the popular laptop's form factor since its introduction in 2008. We also look at a change in Facebook's tracking URLs, and how running ChromeOS could bring an old Mac back to life.

  • Episode 248: Lockdown Mode

    July 14th, 2022  |  28 mins 22 secs

    Apple has announced a new extra-protection security feature called Lockdown Mode, which will protect those at high risk from hackers. We explain why this is a great bundle of security features that you can enable with a single click.

  • Episode 247: Prime Day Shopping Safety Tips

    July 7th, 2022  |  25 mins 38 secs

    Amazon Prime Day is next week, and we offer some tips on buying securely. We also explain how you can run Windows 11 on your Mac for free.

  • Episode 246: The iPhone at 15

    June 30th, 2022  |  28 mins 3 secs

    We look at this week's security news, then we reminisce about 15 years of the iPhone, which went on sale on June 29, 2007. It's been an interesting ride so far.

  • 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.