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MacVoices #24193: Live! – Rabbit Security and Motorola’s Bluetooth Tracker

July 22, 2024

Lessons in security and privacy that can be learned from the recent security determinations surrounding the much-maligned Rabbit are highlighted by Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, and Guy Serle. So many were so anxious to try what was the latest device that they didn’t look before they left. The MacVoices Live! panel dig into how it happened and why it shouldn’t be a surprise. To wrap up, we try to figure out what is behind Motorola’s entry into the Bluetooth tracker market. 

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Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle

MacVoices #24192: Live! – The EU Targets Meta, Ticketmaster Breach Notices, Crypto Tax Rules

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The MacVoices Live! panel looks at the EU's scrutiny of Meta's pay or consent model, pondering potential fines and implications for the tech industry. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio also analyze Ticketmaster's data breach notifications, reflecting on electronic ticketing security. Shifting focus to the U.S. Treasury's crypto tax rules, we explore the impact on market legitimacy and illicit activities. The conversation extends to the EU tech landscape, highlighting companies like Siemens and Accenture, and the EU's stance on American tech giants. Various tangents include digital transactions, converting crypto gains, and financial analogies in modern markets. 
Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, David ginsburg, Mike Potter, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Web Bixby

MacVoices #24191: Live! – Wrapping Up Macstock Conference and Expo

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The 2024 version of Macstock Conference and Expo is in the books, and a majority of the MacVoices Live! panel were in attendance. Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, David Ginsburg, Mike Potter, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, and Web Bixby look back at the weekend’s events and some of their favorite aspects and presentations. If you didn’t make it, find out how you can still benefit from the year’s best Apple user event.
Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle

MacVoices #24190: Live! – HomePod Lifespan and Mastodon’s Journalist Appeal

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How long should a HomePod last? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio discuss the lifespan of Apple’s smart speaker along with other hardware, and how it could be maximized. The conversation also includes how Mastodon is trying to become the journalists social media platform of choice, why X is still arguably the best platform for news, and how that could change. 
Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle

MacVoices #24189: Live! – Vision Pro Demos, iPad Dominates, Beats Pill

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https://youtu.be/CZXr0i40LsU Catching up on some MacVoices discussions, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio cover Apple's stock reaching a...
Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Eric Bolden, Eric Bolden

MacVoices #24186: Live! – Dell Employees Choose “Or Else,” and A Colder, Faster iPad

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https://youtu.be/FQ_GAY8Ypq4 Dell employees surprised their management by deciding, in large numbers, to live with the disincentives put in place to encourage their return to the...
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MacVoices #24188: TV+ Talk – What’s On Apple TV+ with Charlotte Henry

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https://youtu.be/U1Ayg9NwYBQ Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner discuss the impending release of the Apple Vision Pro in the U.K. before turning their attention to some of the upcoming...