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NC #791 Lory Gil on CCATP, Juice Watch, Dumb Question on Database vs. Spreadsheet, Tom Merritt on Apple’s App Store Policies

Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, July 5, 2020, and this is show number 791. This is going to be a rather unusual NosillaCast in terms of the format. We’re going to start with a great review from @nuclearJon (aka Jonathan Scott) that I held over from last week. Then I’ve got a dumb question from Ron Heiby that’s pretty fun in a nerdy kind of way. So far that’s pretty normal.

But the last 45 minutes of the show will be a conversation between me and Tom Merritt of the Daily Tech News Show. It could probably have been a standalone Chit Chat Across the Pond but when we started recording I didn’t think we’d find so much meat on the bones of our topic. I explain in the conversation why I asked Tom on the show in detail so I won’t repeat it here, but it was a really interesting debate and I enjoyed learning via this conversation.

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Chit Chat Across the Pond

In the real Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite, as promised, Lory Gil (managing editor at is back to talk WWDC with me. Before you groan that you’re exhausted by so much repetitive press about how awesome the show was, I’d like to try to convince you that we took a bit of a different angle. In Lory’s previous appearance on Chit Chat, she said something that struck me. She said that she loves WWDC because all of the new software makes everything new again. You don’t have to spend any money to have all of your devices feel new. So we started this episode by focussing on who gets to enjoy the new hotness in macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, and watchOS 7.

Then we spent some time breaking down the differences between Rosetta 2 and Universal, both of which will help our older hardware (and software) get to play in the new operating systems. It’s easy to get confused between the technologies (at least for me) and Lory clarifies it for us.

Lory wrote a great article on all of the new accessibility features in the operating systems so we spent a bunch of time letting her teach us about those tools. She emphasized that most of us can take advantage of these increases in accessibility so it’s definitely fun for everyone. We spent some time talking about how to file a radar (and what IS a radar) and then she explained a bunch about the new recovery mode options coming with Apple Silicon.

Anyway, I think we managed to make it mostly different information than was covered before we got together and I enjoyed the heck out of sharing the joy with my new friend Lory. You can subscribe to Chit Chat Across the Pond Lite in your podcatcher of choice, or listen along at… and read the links to the great iMore articles.

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READ before Jonathan’s Juice Watch review:

Ok, let’s listen to the review from NuclearJon. He asked me to read this little note to you before you listen:

This review was written and recorded before WWDC 2020 and the release of the iOS 14 and WatchOS 7 Developer Betas. One of the fancy new features of iOS 14 and WatchOS 7 is a new notification on your iPhone when your AppleWatch is fully charged. People are assuming this is because Apple added native Sleep Tracking in these releases and they knew you would have to charge your watch during the day some time and you’ll want to be notified when your watch is charged. If you want to learn more about this feature MacRumors has a good overview of all of the new additions to the Apple operating systems.…

Juice Watch for Apple Watch Charging Notifications – by Jonathan Scott

Dumb Question Corner – How does a Database Solve a Problem a Spreadsheet Can’t?

Support the Show

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Tom Merritt

There are no show notes per se to go along with this next segment. I asked Tom Merritt to come on the show to help me express my viewpoint about the kerfuffle that keeps going on about Apple’s App Store policies. I don’t see eye-to-eye with many of the big complainers out there and I wanted to debate the topic with someone well-informed and not rabid on the topic. Tom was exactly the right person for the job.

You can listen to Tom’s new show where he deep dives into a single topic each week, such as 5G and ARM, at Know a Little More at

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @podfeet.  Remember, everything good starts with,,,!  And if you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways.   Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

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