MacVoices #23294: MacVoices Live! – How Far Does “Right to Repair” Go; The Humane Pin (2)

The second part of this MacVoices Live! conversation finds Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea discussing: 

  • More on Microsoft’s OneDrive Misstep
  • More Right to Repair discussion: hardware pairing and locks
  • The Humane Pin – Who Will Buy It?

(Part 2)

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Show Notes:


0:00:37 Microsoft OneDrive Discussion and Right to Repair Debate
0:01:36 OneDrive Problem Sparks Discussion in EV Forums
0:02:24 Microsoft vs Apple: Stability vs Ecosystem
0:04:38 Benefits of Using OneDrive and iCloud
0:13:37 Inconsistency between Apple and John Deere’s repairability
0:16:09 The shift in car repairability and dependence on technology
0:18:15 Apple’s lack of repairability and the ongoing debate
0:19:50 The diminishing repairability of old cars and Tesla’s complexity
0:22:14 The potential benefits of right to repair for third-party shops
0:22:31 Apple’s Limiting Repairs: Vindictive or Side Effect?
0:24:18 Limited Adoption Expected for the Humane Pin
0:24:55 Companion Device or Replacement for Phones?
0:25:46 Foldable Phones: Not for Everyone
0:34:41 Apple Watch: More than what they’re claiming?
0:35:34 Accessibility and usefulness of the device


The right-to-repair movement is just getting started

iOS 15.2 Fixes iPhone 13’s Face ID Repair Trap (and Improves Its Repair Score)

Humane officially launches the AI Pin, its OpenAI-powered wearable


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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