Intego Mac Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 190: Amazon Sidewalk and the Forever Mac

    June 3rd, 2021  |  31 mins 10 secs

    Facebook and Intel try to diss Apple, but score own goals. Amazon Sidewalk launches, and we tell you what it means, and how to opt out. And we discuss whether Apple's new processors, and extensions to AppleCare, suggest that we may have forever Macs.

  • Episode 189: M1s Everywhere

    May 27th, 2021  |  32 mins 20 secs

    Apple updates everything again, and their new privacy add provides a clear explanation of app tracking. We discuss an iOS app scam, where an app won't let you do anything unless you give it a good rating first. And we look at Apple's new M1 iMac and iPad Pro.

  • Episode 188: How Much Abuse Can Apple's AirTags Take?

    May 20th, 2021  |  30 mins 6 secs

    We stress tested Apple AirTags and discuss how tough they are, but we also look at how AirTags can enable stalkers. And there's news about Apple touting its App Store enforcement, the accommodations the company makes with China, and a Find My app exploit.

  • Episode 187: Pipeline Ransomware, Users Don’t Want Apps to Track Them, and Mailing AirTags

    May 13th, 2021  |  29 mins 32 secs

    Ransomware has interrupted a major US gasoline pipeline, Apple didn't tell more than 100 million people their iOS devices had malware, wi-fi design flaws found that could affect everyone, and we sent an Apple AirTag through the mail and followed it.

  • Episode 186: Facebook and Instagram Beg Users to Be Allowed to Track Them

    May 6th, 2021  |  28 mins 56 secs

    Apple issued emergency security updates to its operating systems to protect against vulnerabilities exploited in the wild. Facebook and Instagram plead to be allowed to track users. And we discuss how QR codes can be switched and could pose risks to users.

  • Episode 185: AirTags, AirDrop, and App Tracking

    April 29th, 2021  |  32 mins 36 secs

    Lots of updates for Apple operating systems, an AirDrop vulnerability that can lean phone numbers and email addresses, and hands on with the new Apple TV color calibration feature. We also discuss the many things you may want to track with Apple's new AirTags.

  • Episode 184: The Acme of Thinness

    April 22nd, 2021  |  29 mins 34 secs

    More bad news about Facebook, more browsers just saying no to FLoC, and we look at Apple's Spring Loaded product announcements.

  • Episode 183: 500 Million More Reasons to Talk About Facebook

    April 15th, 2021  |  28 mins 1 sec

    Scammers have a new technique for delivering malware: using online contact forms. A couple of browsers are nixing Google's FLoC ad tracking technology. The FBI has been playing white hat hacker. And e talk about Facebook, and especially the "off-Facebook activity" that tracks you across the internet.

  • Episode 182: Facebook, Google, and Stolen iPhones

    April 8th, 2021  |  30 mins 51 secs

    Facebook leaks 500 million user records, Google is testing a new replacement for cookies to track users, and we explain how to check if that used iPhone you want to buy is stolen.

  • No April Fool's Jokes Here, and Other News

    April 1st, 2021  |  29 mins 47 secs

    We talk about new malware targeting iOS developers, fleeceware in the App Store, 5G vulnerabilities that can leak your location, and discuss private browsing windows, with a Safari tip that is useful for anyone who uses this feature. And we have no April Fool's jokes.

  • 10 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away

    March 25th, 2021  |  27 mins 22 secs

    We discuss our checklist of the 10 security and privacy features that you should set up right away on your new Mac.

  • Google, iOS Security Updates, and the End of the Original HomePod

    March 18th, 2021  |  29 mins 42 secs

    Google is sued for its incognito browsing mode. iOS security updates may be delivered more frequently. We look at how easy it is to take over someone's SMS messages. And we discuss the demise of the original HomePod.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Batteries

    March 11th, 2021  |  35 mins 18 secs

    The iMac Pro is at the end of its life, and we discuss future iMacs. We look at a change in terminology Apple will be introducing in podcasting. And we look at everything you need to know about the batteries in your Apple devices.

  • All About Cookies

    March 4th, 2021  |  30 mins 4 secs

    Could Apple's Rosetta emulation environment not be available in every country? We examine claims that it will be deleted in certain regions. Chrome changes the way it works to try HTTPS by default. And we discuss cookies: how Google will stop using them to track users, and how you can manage and delete them on your Mac or iOS device.

  • Silver Sparrow Malware Targets Apple’s New M1 Macs

    February 25th, 2021  |  31 mins 17 secs

    Silver Sparrow malware has been found targeting Macs, including Apple's new M1 models, but we don't know what the malware is trying to do. Apple has started going after App Store subscription scams, patches an iCloud website vulnerability, will make "zero-click" attacks harder to carry out in iOS. And, yes, we have some good news for Android users.

  • A New Amazon Phishing Scam, Malvertizing, and Apple Activation Lock Removal

    February 18th, 2021  |  32 mins 5 secs

    A new Amazon phishing scam doesn't include links to click, but rather a telephone number to call: beware! Malvertizing takes advantage of a zero-day WebKit vulnerability to display deceptive ads, and serve malware. And Apple has set up a website for people to request the removal of activation lock on devices they own.