The Talk Show
‘Holes in the Blast Door’, With Matthew Panzarino
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include: Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack, the Amnesty-International-Led exposé of NSO Group’s state-sponsored phone hacking, the Safari 15’s controversial new UI and Apple’s response, and a look back at year one of Apple Silicon for Macs. Also: pizza.
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Apple’s $99 MagSafe Battery Pack
Anker’s $46 PowerCore Magnetic 5K MagSafe-compatible battery pack
Rene Ritchie’s first-look at Apple’s new battery pack
The Amnesty-International-led exposé of NSO Group’s Pegasus phone-hacking capabilities and abuse:
Tweet thread from Citizen Lab’s Bill Marczak
The Washington Post’s report with a clickbait headline
The Guardian’s report
Google’s Project Zero on Apple’s “BlastDoor” sandboxing protection for iMessage introduced in iOS 14
Safari 15’s much-criticized new UIs and Apple’s seeming “we’re listening” reaction:
My take on Safari 15 for iOS and Mac
And a follow-up
Me, on Rene Ritchie’s YouTube show
Jason Snell’s take for Macworld: “a self-inflicted wound but first aid may be on the way”
Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck, a Switch-inspired handheld gaming PC
Brian Heater on Steam Deck for TechCrunch
Moft’s $29 MagSafe credit-card-sized foldable iPhone stand
Ooni gas pizza ovens
Una Pizza Napoletana — the heavenly formerly-in-San-Francisco pizza restaurant where every single pie was made by owner Anthony Mangieri
Una Pizza is now in New Jersey and Mangieri now makes pepperoni pies that sound amazing
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.