Category Archives: Apple

SmartTechCheck Podcast FCC robocall crackdown, Starlink, best notebook brands, device ports

Mark Vena hosts this energetic podcast with myself and fellow tech journalists Rob Pegoraro and John Quain as we take on the FCC’s crackdown on car warranty robocalls, Starlink, a potential U.S. government directive on smartphone port standards, and the … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Twitter, Elon Musk, Jony Ive and Apple, network TV, car subscriptions

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, John Quain, and I discuss Elon Musk’s decision to walk away from his Twitter offer, Apple and Jony Ivie go their separate ways, the death of traditional network TV and whether future cars will require … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: CarPlay, Apple deal wit MLS, laws aimed at Facebook/Amazon/Google/Apple

Host Mark Vena and and I opine on the new version of CarPlay announced at WWDC, Apple’s streaming deal with MLS and potential Federal legislation aimed at curbing anti-competitive practices by Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. Watch this podcast here … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple WWDC22, Netflix/Roku merge, January 6th hearings, NESN DTC offering

Host Mark Vena, John Quain, Rob Pegoraro and I recap Apple WWDC22 and opine on the rumored Roku/Netflix merger, the upcoming January 6th hearings and NESN’s new regional sports offering. Watch this podcast here on YouTube.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple WWDC22 rumors, smart tech and school shootings, China shutdowns

Host Mark Veno, John Quain, and I discuss Apple WWDC22 rumors, how smart tech could. mitigate future school shootings, the impact that recent China factory shutdowns will have on new smartphone shipments and the recent Supreme Court decision striking down … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Hybrid cars losing appeal, social media lawsuit legislation, and bots

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, John Quain, and I discuss how hybrid cars are losing their appeal, legislation that permits social media lawsuits when harm is caused and how “bots” are wreaking consumer havoc with hard-to-fine products. Watch this podcast … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Netflix, Disney Plus subscriber gains, iPod, passwordless sign-ons

Host Mark Vena and I opine on a tale of two streaming companies (Netflix and Disney Plus), the iPod is “retired,” and the promise of a “passwordless” future. Watch this podcast here at Yahoo.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Elon Musk, the New York Auto Show, foldable smartphones, data brokers

Host Mark Vena, John Quain, Rob Pegoraro, and I we chat about the “dual” sides of Elon Musk, the New York Auto Show, foldable smartphones and the privacy dangers that data brokers pose.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Technology and MLB, Musk and Twitter, iPhone subscription rumors

Host Mark Vena, John Quain, Rob Pegoraro, and I where we chat about the impact of technology on Major League Baseball, the implications of Elon Musk stake in Twitter and the rumors around an iPhone subscription service offering. Watch the … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Misleading Apple M1 Ultra benchmark claims, Ukrainian war tech aspects

We chat about Apple’s misleading performance claims with its M1 Ultra, private space travel, tech aspects of the Ukrainian war and coming lower OLED TV prices. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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