TEH 199: Apple Pay, Threads, X, Writer’s Strike, Cheap VOIP

In This Episode:

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • 1:00 GR: 3000 episodes!
    • 3:00 Power of persistence
  • 3:40 LN: Travel payments in Europe were awesome. From Netherlands rail, to food, to everything. It’s getting better here, but oh so slowly.
    • 5:00 GR: US not so much. Using Apple Pay for security: Prevent credit card skimming.
    • 9:00 Apple Pay for “seniors.”
    • 12:00 Remember cash?
  • 12:50 LN: (followup) Still waiting for Threads on the desktop. I keep thinking I’ll post, and then … ugh.
    • Still posting on Mastodon… Facebook.
    • 14:50 GR: Trying to make Threads work. Feels like the last one.
  • 25:00 GR: Thoughts on ‘X’? The everything app.
    • GR: Read about that in an Elon Musk bio from years ago.
    • 29:00 Taking the Twitter handle X. X Corp.
    • 33:00 People are still posting to Twitter!
    • 37:00 GR: Hate content on the rise. Musk sues researchers
  • 42:00 GR: How the Hollywood strikes affect creators/influencers?
    • 47:00 The ones who don’t understand.
    • 51:00 Writers’ strike and reality TV.
  • 52:00 GR: VOIP follow-up. It has a cost about $3/month to have what feels like a real land line

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