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Double Tap Podcast Episode 97: Bad Batteries, Smart Locks & Android 10 Accessibility.

Steven, Shaun & Tim return with another weekly helping of tech news and opinions. And first up is an announcement from Apple.

News.

Apple recently announced the voluntary recall of some Mac Book Pros due to potential battery overheating problems. The model affected is the Mid 2015 15 inch Mac Book Pro with Retina display. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number. You can check your MacBooks serial number by going to the Apple Menu, (VO + M), then going to About. Once you’ve made a note of your serial number, go to this website to see if it’s eligible for recall.

Also, there’s rumours this week regarding the possible return of Touch ID to the iPhone in 2020. Is a combination of Face ID and Touch ID the ultimate in security? Steven has his doubts after a worrying experience with his Samsung S10 in-screen fingerprint sensor. All this talk of security comes from Tims excitement over a smart padlock. With the ability to unlock the lock with a fingerprint or your smartphone, why is Shaun less than impressed?

Listener Feedback.

In the second half of the show we tackle some of the listener feedback.  Steven finally answers Michaels question regarding accessible radio station software, Bilal has terrible battery life after updating to Windows 10 1903, Gordon gives us his opinion on the Envision app and Anthony wants to know just why is Steven on TV?

 

Shaun wraps up the show with a quick run-down of the accessibility features he’s looking forward to in the upcoming release of Android 10. That is, after he has his rant about Android moving from the sweet themed naming convention to boring old numbers.

 

Useful Links From This Episode.

Apples Mac Book Recall Page.

Koogeek Bluetooth Padlock.

Station Playlist Manager.

EnVision AI Android App.

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