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<p>This MacVoices Live! session continues as we explore the conflicts within Reddit, risks of mailing checks, and a security breach with Western Digital's My Cloud service. <strong>Chuck Joiner</strong>, <strong>Jim Rea</strong>, <strong>David Ginsburg</strong>, <strong>Ben Roethig</strong>, <strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs,</strong> <strong>Web Bixby</strong>, <strong>Mark Fuccio</strong>, and <strong>Eric Bolden </strong>challenge the concept of the "Apple tax" and talk about Google's exit from domain name registration. (Part 2) </p>
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<h3>Show Notes</h3>
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<p><strong>Chapters:<br /></strong>0:03:14 Reddit's Server Costs and Financial Troubles<br />0:04:57 Reddit's Poor Communication and Business Decision<br />0:05:23 Lessons Not Learned: Alienating Users and Potential Blowback<br />0:06:43 Volunteer Moderators: The Backbone of the Platform<br />0:07:02 Reddit's popularity due to previous service, Dig<br />0:08:51 Concerns about Reddit's future as a profit-generating company<br />0:10:45 The Strengths and Weaknesses of Reddit<br />0:11:51 Communities seeking alternate information storage options<br />0:14:23 Risks of check interception and electronic payment alternatives<br />0:17:40 Payment methods and concerns about giving direct account access<br />0:19:42 Safety tip: Use separate checking accounts for different purposes<br />0:22:14 Western Digital's MyCloud security breach and data protection concerns<br />0:27:09 Concerns about Security Holes and Dubious Services<br />0:29:25 Apple Value vs. Apple Tax<br />0:31:03 Oculus devices vs. Meta's Quest: Quality and Cost Comparison</p>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Reddit hackers demand $4.5 million and API changes in threat to leak 80GB of data</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.engadget.com/reddit-hackers-demand-45-million-and-api-changes-in-threat-to-leak-80gb-of-data-114041164.html">https://www.engadget.com/reddit-hackers-demand-45-million-and-api-changes-in-threat-to-leak-80gb-of-data-114041164.html</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Why You Should Stop Sending Checks in the Mail, Especially Now</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-stop-sending-checks-in-the-mail-especia-1850543113">https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-stop-sending-checks-in-the-mail-especia-1850543113</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Western Digital’s cloud storage service went down for days due to breach</strong><br /><strong> <a href="https://www.itbrew.com/stories/2023/04/21/western-digital-s-cloud-storage-service-went-down-for-days-due-to-breach">https://www.itbrew.com/stories/2023/04/21/western-digital-s-cloud-storage-service-went-down-for-days-due-to-breach</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Meta will lower the Quest headset's recommended age from 13 to 10</strong><br /><strong><a href="https://www.engadget.com/meta-will-lower-the-quest-headsets-recommended-age-from-13-to-10-211153535.html">https://www.engadget.com/meta-will-lower-the-quest-headsets-recommended-age-from-13-to-10-211153535.html</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Google Domains shutting down, assets sold and being migrated to Squarespace</strong><br /><a href="https://9to5google.com/2023/06/15/google-domains-squarespace/"><strong>https://9to5google.com/2023/06/15/google-domains-squarespace/ </strong></a></p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Web Bixby</strong> has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/webbixby"><strong>Facebook</strong></a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/webbixby"><strong>Twitter</strong></a>, and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/webbixby/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Eric Bolden </strong>is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/eabolden">Twitter</a>, </strong>by email at embolden@mac.com, on <a href="https://techhub.social/@eabolden"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, <a href="http://trendingatwork.com"><strong>Trending At Work</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs</strong> is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/brian8944">@brian8944</a></strong>. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at <strong><a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@brian8944">@brian8944@mastodon.cloud</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong>Mark Fuccio</strong> is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through <a href="http://twitter.com/markfuccio"><strong>Twitter,</strong></a> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-t-fuccio/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>, or on <a href="https://twit.social/@markfuccio"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>David Ginsburg </strong>is the host of the weekly podcast <a href="https://intouchwithios.com/"><strong>In Touch With iOS</strong></a> where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at <strong><a href="https://youtube.com/daveg65">https://youtube.com/daveg65</a></strong> and find and follow him on Twitter <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/daveg65">@daveg65</a> </strong>and on <a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@daveg65"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud</p>
<p><strong>Jim Rea</strong> has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at <a href="http://provue.com/"><strong>provue.com</strong></a> and via <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/provuejim">@provuejim</a></strong> on Twitter.</p>
<p><strong>Ben Roethig</strong> has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on <strong><a href="http://roethigtech.blogspot.com">RoethigTech</a></strong>. Contact him on  <a href="http://twitter.com/benroethig"><strong>Twitter</strong></a> and <a href="https://techhangout.social/@benroethig"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>.</p>
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