The talk of the Apple community

The privacy theme rolls on as Chuck JoinerBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff Gamet, and David Ginsburg look at the almost unbelievable Terms of Service in the most recent Roku update and how it applies to which Roku device/channel/app. Then, the MacVoices panel delivers some initial thoughts on what appears to be a relationship between Apple and Google over AI capabilities, and yet another lawsuit targeting AirTags. No other Bluetooth or GPS tracker, just AirTags. 

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Show Notes:


01:12 Roku's Onerous Terms
04:15 Audience Experiences with Roku Software
08:34 AI Collaboration Between Apple and Google
13:40 Speculations on Apple and Google AI Partnership
16:46 Targeted AI Models and Speech Recognition
20:28 AirTags Anti-Stalking Lawsuit
24:20 Discussion on AirTag Lawsuit and Tracking Devices


Your Roku will stop working unless you agree to its new terms — what to know and how to get around it

Roku Dispute Resolution Terms

Apple might use Google Gemini to power some AI features on the iPhone

AirTag anti-stalking class-action lawsuit given the green light


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, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

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. 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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00:01:12 Roku's Onerous Terms 00:04:15 Audience Experiences with Roku Software 00:08:34 AI Collaboration Between Apple and Google 00:13:40 Speculations on Apple and Google AI Partnership 00:16:46 Targeted AI Models and Speech Recognition 00:20:28 AirTags Anti-Stalking Lawsuit 00:24:20 Discussion on AirTag Lawsuit and Tracking Devices
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