June 29, 2019 — Josh Centers and Peter Cohen

The Tech Night Owl LIVE — Tech Radio with a Pop Culture Twist!

June 29, 2019 — Josh Centers and Peter Cohen

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Published on Jun 30, 2019, 2:57:01 AM
Total time: 02:39:18

Episode Description

This week we present a special encore episode featuring Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV” and other titles. This week Gene and Josh talk about the recent surprising U.S. Supreme Court ruling, in which an antitrust trial against the App Store was allowed to proceed. How would an unfavorable verdict impact Apple and the way it manages its online stores? Will there be lower prices, perhaps support for third-party app repositories? Josh also talks about the nasty experiences he faced when he attempted to convert his Spotify account to a family plan. There is also talk about the problems Netflix may be facing after losing content from Disney and perhaps other services as they plan to introduce their own streaming networks. We also feature utspoken tech commentator Peter Cohen. In this segment, Peter has lots to say about what might happen as the result of the antitrust lawsuit against the App Store. There's also a lengthy discussion about what appears to be Intel's failure to update its CPUs in a timely fashion with reduced die sizes to allow for greater power efficiencies. Has the time arrived for Apple to finally ditch Intel and install its own A-series processors on Macs? Is there any possibility that the next Mac Pro, expected later this year, might be the very first model to go that route? Peter also discusses the recent Apple media event where Apple TV+, News+ and the Apple Arcade gaming service were introduced.

More about The Tech Night Owl LIVE — Tech Radio with a Pop Culture Twist!

Meet the Night Owl himself, the incomparable Gene Steinberg, award-winning best-selling technology author and columnist. Get to know Gene, and discover his unique, thought-provoking viewpoints about the technology universe, from the always-fascinating happenings at Apple Inc. to consumer electronics, innovative products and overall trends in the tech industry. There's an additional focus on pop culture with a sci-and tech slant.  Each week, Gene speaks directly about the tech industry's movers and shakers, including corporate leaders and industry analysts, featuring the most respected journalists who cover personal technology.