The talk of the Apple community

This MacVoices session covers a lot of ground. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff GametEric Bolden and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs touch on the challenges of Passkeys adoption, expressing skepticism about their feasibility due to compatibility issues and system fragmentation. Next, more on the John Stewart/Apple break-up and  Spotify's rumored decision to charge for lossless music vs  Apple's approach. The session wraps up with streaming platforms like Peacock raising rates (again), and the continuation of Apple TV+ hit, "Godzilla: Legacy of Monsters.” 

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Show Notes:


01:00 The Fragile State of Passkeys
02:56 Disappointment with Passkey System
05:44 Passkey System Standardization
07:51 Apple TV and Jon Stewart Controversy
08:49 Spotify's Lossless Music Option
13:55 Future of High-Quality Streaming Services
15:06 Curated Playlists Comparison
16:00 Frustration with Apple's Curated Playlists
21:22 Pandora and Curated Playlists
26:59 Renewal of "Godzilla: Legacy of Monsters"
30:42 Peacock's Price Increase


Jon Stewart claims Apple discouraged him from interviewing FTC Chair Lina Khan

Elusive Spotify Lossless Option May Arrive as Paid 'Music Pro' Add-on

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Peacock announces price increase for both new and existing subscribers

Godzilla's Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is officially getting a second season — and that’s not all Apple has just announced in the Monsterverse


Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at, on Mastodon at, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs 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 @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS 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 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at

Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of and Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and 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. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via on Mastodon.



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