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NC #870 Thunderbolt Hubbing with OWC, Beats Fit Pro Replace AirPods Pro, Security Bits

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, January 9, 2022, and this is show number 870.

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Robert Heron Picks The Nits – DTNS 4187 – Daily Tech News Show

This week I had the pleasure of being on the Daily Tech News Show on Friday where we finished off the week of CES coverage. Robert Heron of AVExcel was on the show to talk about TV tech, and I gave a rundown of five off-the-beaten path products I’d like to know more about. check out Friday’s episode of DTNS entitled “Robert Heron Picks the Nits”. But you’re already subscribed to DTNS in your podcatcher of choice, right?

Clockwise #432 By “Read” I Mean “Listen”

I also had a blast being on Clockwise this week with Mikah Sargent and Dan Moren. I got to meet senior editor at 9t5Mac Zac Hall as the guest along with me. We talked about making our digital photos into physical media, our experiences with external monitors, Apple’s rumored audiobook service, and what features we might find appealing for an AR/VR headset. I hope you’ll go check out Clockwise in your podcatcher of choice and look for episode #432 By “Read” I Mean “Listen”.

Chit Chat Across the Pond

Tomorrow is Bart’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Bart!) and he decided that there’s nothing he’d rather do than on his birthday than record an episode of Programming By Stealth. Because of that next episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond will be coming out tomorrow as it hasn’t yet been recorded. I’ll update the NosillaCast blog post segment with the link when it’s up, and of course I’ll tweet about it and add it to our Slack so you’ll be sure to see. Heck, you’re probably subscribed in your podcatcher of choice anyway so you’ll get it as soon as I post it.

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The Wonder of Thunderbolt Hubbing with the OWC Thunderbolt Hub

Replaced AirPods Pro with Beats Fit Pro

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Security Bits — 9 January 2022

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Did you know you can email me at [email protected] any time you like? If you have a question or a suggestion just send it on over. I’ve left Facebook (at least for now) so Twitter is a good place to follow me online at @podfeet. Better yet, join our Slack community at where you can talk to me and all of the other lovely NosillaCastaways. Remember, everything good starts with You can support the show at or with a one-time donation at  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.

1 thought on “NC #870 Thunderbolt Hubbing with OWC, Beats Fit Pro Replace AirPods Pro, Security Bits

  1. Craig P - January 11, 2022

    Allison … re your issue with Air Pods showing zero battery life but then when inserting into case (or disco/recon) would show 80%+ charge status … you may find another similar problem with your new ones … I have gone thru two sets of BEATS FIT PRO and having another problem … buds will not correctly seat to contacts in the case for charging … while they will snap in via the (strong magnets) I come back to them the next day and one will show as 2% and the other as 100%.

    I started monitoring the situation using the battery widget (love it) on my iPhone after putting them in the case, and would see that one of them was not charging, but still depleting battery. I had a first pair via pre-order with Amazon, so thought maybe was just an early product run problem … so I returned and purchased another pair directly from Apple. Had exact same problem and returned.

    Was very frustrating because did not want to always have to confirm they were connected correctly to charge contacts in case.

    Very sad, because the fit and audio quality of the Beats Fit Pro is outstanding and better than Air Pods Pro by every measure (my view).

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