Intego Mac Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

332 episodes of Intego Mac Podcast since the first episode, which aired on October 5th, 2017.

  • Episode 332: Hackers Hacked, DoJ Strikes Back, and Messaging Apps on the Right Track

    February 22nd, 2024  |  28 mins 51 secs

    A hacker group known as Wicked Panda experiences its own data breach of collected data. What exactly happens when the hackers get hacked? The US Department of Justice quietly shuts down Russian malware installed on US routers. The Signal messaging app introduces usernames to replace phone numbers in its latest beta. And Apple is giving the Music app the ability to import your playlists from Spotify.

  • Episode 331: iTunes, iMessage, and Vision Pro

    February 15th, 2024  |  30 mins 25 secs

    Why was Apple slow to remove a dangerous fake app copycat from the App Store? EU regulators change their tune on iMessage. Apple finally releases new media apps for Windows users. And the Vision Pro is shipping; we tried it out in an Apple Store.

  • Episode 330: Apple and the EU: Changes Coming Soon

    February 8th, 2024  |  30 mins 9 secs

    Apple attributes a hacker with a discovery of a vulnerability just after he's arrested for hacking and scamming Apple. Researchers in Cupertino have created a new AI model that assists with image editing; is it coming to Apple’s Photos app? And the Digital Markets Act takes effect in the EU soon. What differences can European iPhone users expect when it comes to buying and downloading software?

  • Episode 329: A Look Back at 2023’s Mac Malware, and What To Expect in 2024

    February 1st, 2024  |  24 mins 58 secs

    We take a close look at the malware that has affected the Mac, iPhone, and iPad in 2023, and highlight which types of malware are likely to be common in 2024.

  • Episode 328: The Macintosh Turns 40 Years Old

    January 25th, 2024  |  30 mins 4 secs

    We take a look at the latest security patches released in Apple's newest operating system updates, and explains how Apple's new Stolen Device Protection feature for iPhone can keep your data safe. A popular brand of Wi-Fi router just got important security enhancements for its firmware: we’ll tell you what to check. And we have a look back at the Mac on the 40th anniversary of Apple's Macintosh computer.

  • Episode 327: Tom Cruise Is in the Heating Ducts

    January 18th, 2024  |  29 mins 11 secs

    Apple issues an security patch for its Magic Keyboard. It turns out that Google Chrome's Incognito Mode is not so incognito. AppleCoin, more invoice phishing, and Amazon delivery hacks: they're all scams in this week's ScamWatch. And app sideloading is coming to iPhones in EU countries.

  • Episode 326: Apple’s Vision Pro and New Tech at CES

    January 11th, 2024  |  26 mins

    Apple's latest response to the EU's anti-trust regulators could be a bit of a stretch. A Chinese group claims to have been able to hack Apple's AirDrop, a shocker if true. Password manager LastPass makes its passwords more secure, something experts say should have been done a long time ago. And new gear is in the spotlight as CES gets underway and Apple gets ready for the debut of its Vision Pro headset.

  • Episode 325: Looking Back at Apple Security and Privacy in 2023

    January 4th, 2024  |  30 mins 16 secs

    A new Link History setting in the Facebook mobile app has a big catch buried in the small print. Some important open source software on macOS hasn't been updated by Apple despite known vulnerabilities. Stealer malware and session cookie theft continues to be a problem in the new year. And we have a look back at some of the security stories we covered in 2023.

  • Episode 324: Apple Watch, Japan and App Sideloading, CarPlay, and Vision Pro

    December 28th, 2023  |  30 mins 2 secs

    The Apple Watch gets a reprieve, for a short time anyway. Japan is following the EU's lead by considering a law forcing Apple to allow sideloading on iPhones. Auto manufacturers are already announcing next generation CarPlay features. And we discuss reports of a rumored sooner-than-later release of Apple's new Vision Pro.

  • Episode 323: Apple Watch Ban, Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts, and Use Dictation and Predictive Text on Macs

    December 21st, 2023  |  29 mins 45 secs

    Two Apple Watch models are no longer for sale in the US. We'll tell you why. macOS and iOS got fixes in some fast updates this week. A quick how-to on removing your posts from social media services, and some tips on dictation and Predictive Text, both of which have been improved in the latest Apple operating systems.

  • Episode 322: Should Apple Make iMessage for Android?

    December 14th, 2023  |  29 mins 55 secs

    New updates for Apple's operating systems contain security fixes and new features. But a few promised new features didn't make it this trip. And we have a discussion about messaging on Android. Should Apple provide an iMessage app for Android?

  • Episode 321: Is Your iPhone’s Lockdown Mode Fake?

    December 7th, 2023  |  28 mins 2 secs

    Fake loan apps aren't getting removed from the Apple App Store fast enough, and scammers continue to prey on users. Push notifications can be hacked to grab your personal information; we explain how it's being done by government agencies. And we take a look at a newly discovered technique that can fool users of Apple's Lockdown Mode.

  • Episode 320: NameDrop, a Bluetooth Vulnerability, and a Chrome Zero-Day

    November 30th, 2023  |  32 mins 6 secs

    The Chrome browser just got another update with security patches for serious vulnerabilities. A new Bluetooth vulnerability has been discovered that could allow hackers to listen in on your personal audio. And how much personal information are you actually transmitting when you share your contact info using Apple's Name Drop feature?

  • Episode 319: Epic Shenanigans, Nothingburger, and RCS

    November 23rd, 2023  |  29 mins 50 secs

    RCS, the messaging protocol used by Android, is coming to the Apple iPhone. How will it affect your messaging habits? The Nothing phone we talked about last week has failed miserably. And alarmingly. And new Apple patents suggest some interesting new iPhone features that can prevent spying.

  • Episode 318: An Apple Security Slip-Up, Counterfeit iPhones, and Black Friday Shopping Tips

    November 16th, 2023  |  29 mins 29 secs

    Has Apple dropped the ball on providing a security patch for a popular macOS command line too? A user receives a counterfeit phone instead of an iPhone, but in a way that even Houdini might have had trouble making happen. And some tips on shopping for tech devices safely and securely during Black Friday sales.

  • Episode 317: Apple, Hackers, Google, and Grok

    November 9th, 2023  |  30 mins 32 secs

    Apple has updated many of its operating systems, but there don't seem to be any security fixes. Can we be sure? We also discuss BlueNoroff hackers, Google deleting unused accounts, and new AI tools, including Grok, and how there are already scam apps pretending to offer access to it.