MacVoices #23306: MacVoices Live – NameDrop Questions, Google Drive Losses (2)

The panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea finish comments over the Apple-Goldman Sachs drama, look at the NameDrop misinformation campaign, Google Drive files loss, and a favorable change in Safari. (Part 2)


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Show Notes:


0:02:36 Unique ID and Apple’s Partnership with MasterCard
0:04:17 Surprising Revelation: Retailers Don’t Get Bank Card Numbers
0:04:23 Apple Pay Collaboration with Member Banks
0:05:46 Convenient Apple Cash for Transactions
0:06:44 Apple Card vs. Apple Pay: Is it worth it?
0:08:53 Apple’s potential fallout with Goldman Sachs
0:11:50 Speculation on the source of the Apple-Goldman Sachs story
0:18:22 Misinformation about a non-security issue
0:20:11 David’s mention on MECOS for debunking disinformation
0:20:28 Concerns about legislative bodies not understanding technology
0:22:07 Varying responses from police departments on the issue
0:24:08 Safeguards and confirmation for sharing features
0:25:41 Different Solutions for the Problem
0:26:40 Protecting Your Personal Data with Incogni
0:28:39 Google Drive Users Reporting Disappearing Files
0:32:40 Apple Addresses Annoying Zoom Link Prompt
0:35:33 Apple Card: Tim Cook’s Initial Thoughts and User Experience Forward
0:38:36 Wrapping up: Apple Maps vs. Waze


Apple ending relationship with Goldman Sachs, fate of Apple Card unclear

Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works

Google Drive users complain of missing files, months of data disappearing


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].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

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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