snobOS

snobOS

Nica Montford and Terrance Gaines give you the lowdown on news, tips & tricks, and other tech and culture from an Apple fan perspective

Episodes

February 3, 2023 62 min

The Lowdown

Wi-Fi 6E on the iPhone 15

Foldable iPads

iPhone 5S get an update

2nd String

ChatGPT subscription

Netflix password sharing crackdown

Twitter getting into FinTech

For The Culture

Tech-ing While Black: Rediet Abebe

No Black History for Florida

The Hookup

How to force restart your Apple Watch

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The Lowdown

OS Updates

New HomePod sounds good, apparently

iPhone 5S get an update

2nd String

Twitter kills 3rd-party clones

Of course Instagram is pushing too many videos

For The Culture

TikToker Keith Lee brings the receipts

The Hookup

Streamline your ‘Mouse’ life

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January 20, 2023 79 min

The Lowdown

New M2, M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

New Mac Mini & MacBook Pros

New HomePod

Will Apple ever go back to live in-person events?

2nd String

Instagram rolls out quiet mode

Microsoft lays off 10,000 employees

Will the Metaverse be as important as the smartphone?

For The Culture

Another tech startup grift by a founder of a familiar background

There’s art then there’s the Boston MLK statue

The Hookup

Update your AirPod firmware

Use Siri to ...

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January 13, 2023 54 min

The Lowdown

2022 Predictions Recap

2023 Predictions

2nd String

Toilets to track your vitals

Ohio and New Jersey ban TikTok from government-owned devices

For The Culture

Facial recognition puts innocent Black man in jail over Thanksgiving

The Hookup

How To: Check your Apple Card information without iPhone

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December 16, 2022 61 min

The Lowdown

New updates and features from iOS & iPadOS 16.2

2nd String

Tidal launches real-time DJ feature

Instagram launches its BeReal clone

Avoid the latest gift card scam

For The Culture

Nurses fired for running their Social Media mouths

The Hookup

Say ‘Alexa, thank my driver’ to tip them $5 at no extra cost to you

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December 9, 2022 57 min

The Lowdown

Daily Cash Savings accounts are on the way

iPhone Satellite feature saving lives ALREADY

iPhone Karaoke mode is coming

Possibility that iPhone 16 MUST be USB-C

2nd String

Google to make Chrome lighter on your computer

Ad-supported Disney+ Basic goes live

For The Culture

Lensa app thoughts

Brittney is Free

The Hookup

How to shop BackMarket for quality refurbished Apple gadgets

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December 2, 2022 75 min

The Lowdown

Even MORE iOS updates?

Macbook butterfly keyboard users to get paid?

Apple Music’s “answer” to Spotify Unwrapped

Looks who’s on the bash Apple bandwagon now

2nd String

More LastPass hacks

Twitter alternatives are not ready to takeover

For The Culture

Does Jerry Jones actually regret being in that photo?

The Hookup

How to make iPad volume buttons dynamic

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November 18, 2022 58 min

The Lowdown

Apple SOS Service launches in US & Canada

Is Apple tracking you illegally too?

Oh no…Android sends “reactions” as separate messages to iPhones

2nd String

Audi wants your old tech to make EV batteries

Passive aggressively logout of Netflix devices remotely

Of course Musk is firing employees for talking smack

For The Culture

‘Emancipation’ trailer dropped

The Hookup

Use Gestures to take screenshot on iPad

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November 11, 2022 59 min

The Lowdown

New bug fix patches are out for iOS, macOS and iPadOS

Emergency SOS via satellite for iPhone 14 launching later this month

Colorado drivers can now add a license or state ID to Apple Wallet

'Ask Apple' for developers restarts on Nov. 14

2nd String

Are People leaving Twitter for Mastodon? 

Where are all these tech layoffs coming from?

For The Culture

What’s in a Blue Check?

The Hookup

Update your Apple Devices…again


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November 4, 2022 63 min

The Lowdown

Apple increases subscription prices

No new Macs this year

$800 Deal in M1 MacBook Pro @ Best Buy

$349 Deal on 4th Gen. iPad Air @ Walmart

2nd String

Possible Twitter “Blue Check” subscription fee

Patreon launches video hosting service

For The Culture

Blame game: Takeoff from rap group Migos killed

The Hookup

Tab groups in Safari

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October 28, 2022 71 min

The Lowdown

New Apple Software is out: Our Favs, “meh’s”, and wishlist of new software

iPhones have no choice but to go USB-C

Apple creates bug bounty website

iCloud.com beta website launched

2nd String

Elon Musk reassures Twitter advertisers

TikTok launches gaming platform

For The Culture

Can you avoid Wakanda Forever spoilers?

The Hookup

Take some time to add faces to Apple Photos

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October 21, 2022 67 min

The Lowdown

New Hardware & Software Press Releases

New Hardware: iPad “Regular” (10th gen) , iPad Pro , Apple TV 4K

New Software Release Date - Oct. 24th: iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, iOS 16.1

2nd String

Zuckerberg says WhatsApp is more private than Apple

Folks are flocking to TikTok for...education?

For The Culture

We don’t talk about Kanye...

The Hookup

How to verify who you’re sending money to

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October 14, 2022 60 min

The Lowdown

watchOS 9.0.2 fixes Wallet, Fitness, Spotify bugs and more

iOS 16.0.3 fixes call, microphone, camera, and Mail bugs and more

A bunch of rumored Apple products, but no October event?

Apple Card users to get high-yield savings account?

Crash Detection is sending emergency services to amusement parks?

2nd String

Zuckerberg is watching Apple’s AR/VR pockets

Cali green-lights digital license plates

For The Culture

Low-vibration plat...

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October 7, 2022 55 min

The Lowdown

Apple Watch knows when you’re pregnant

Possible Apple Watch mic issues

Unfortunately, iPhone crash detection is already being put to work

Possible AirPods Pro 2 battery bug

Matter Smart Home standard officially launches with iOS 16.1 Matter support

2nd String

YouTube is experimenting with more ways to get in your pocket

More ads are coming to Instagram

Zelle fraud is on the rise…and banks don’t care

Elon is back on track to buy T...

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September 30, 2022 45 min

The Lowdown

2nd gen AirPods Pro Impressions

Does iPhone 14’s satellite-based emergency SOS compare to T-Mobile/SpaceX Starlink?

iPhone reverse charging patents keep coming

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook addresses lack of women in tech, EarPods sales, and AR future

2nd String

Square is working to bring iPhone-like ‘Tap to Pay’ for merchants on Android

For The Culture

Super Bowl 2023 gets a performer…Rihanna

The Hookup

How to enable shutdown/restart chi...

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September 23, 2022 77 min

The Lowdown

Apple Watch Series 8 already saving lives

iPhone 14 Launch Issues, Issues, & more Issues

iPhone 14 Impressions

Apple Watch Series 8 Impressions

2nd String

Of course… Meta is tracking users anyway

For The Culture

Yay or Nay? Majorettes come to USC

The Hookup

How to enable haptic feedback

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September 16, 2022 76 min

The Lowdown

People are downloading iOS 16 faster than iOS 15

Thoughts on new iOS 16

iOS 16.1 to let users delete Wallet app amid antitrust concerns over Apple Pay

Apple Headset patent application describes letting you see invisible and hidden things

2nd String

Ethereum’s software upgrade just went live — here’s what it does

Twitter whistleblower testifies before Senate

For The Culture

Mythical Creatures can’t be Black… Apparently

The Hookup

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September 9, 2022 85 min

Apple ‘Far Out’ Event

AirPods Pro - 2nd generation

Apple Watch - SE | Series 8 | Ultra

iPhone - 14 & 14 Plus | 14 Pro & Pro Max

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September 2, 2022 51 min

The Lowdown:

Apple Sept 7th “Far Out” Event

Could “Apple Glasses” have a name?

Smart Home: Apple Is The Fastest-Growing Connected Device Company

If you ever bought AppleCare, Apple may owe you some money

2nd String:

Twitter is becoming a podcast app

Crypto.com refunded someone $7.2 million by mistake

Adidas Headphones Announces Self-Charging Wireless Headphones

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Quiet Quitting Phenomenon: Isn’t just doing your job?

The Hookup

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August 12, 2022 87 min

The Lowdown:

Battery life percentage is back…OK?

Apple doesn’t want any China/Taiwan beef

New and old Apple Card users can get Apple TV promo

Apple Card gave Goldman Sachs TOO much work

2nd String:

Meta hands over user’s data to cops in abortion case

Google has stepped up the pressure to get Apple to adopt RCS

For The Culture

The Breakfast Club is no more?

Another “Better off just saying I love you” marriage Social Media post

The Hookup

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