Tech News Weekly

Jun 24th 2021

Tech News Weekly 189

The Lowdown on Windows 11

Hosted by Mikah Sargent
App Store & Antitrust, Apple Private Relay, Peloton's Treadmill, Windows 11
Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

Apple has published a report on the App Store, its "trusted ecosystem" of apps in response to several antitrust cases and concerns. iOS 15 will introduce iCloud Private Relay and Universal Control. Peloton is reeling in the backlash its received related to its treadmill and subscription service. Microsoft has revealed Windows 11.

First, Rene Ritchie joins the show to talk about the ongoing antitrust concerns regarding Apple's App Store. The company has published a report detailing its "trusted ecosystem" of apps — Rene explains how this could help the company going forward. Then, Ritchie is back to talk about two new features in the next versions of Apple's various OSes — iCloud Private Relay and Universal Control. He explains how the features work and what you can look forward to in the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.

Then, Brianna Wu stops by to talk about Peloton. The company is receiving blowback after its decision to "fix" its treadmills with a feature that requires subscribing to its fitness program. After the death of one child and injury of others, some customers are unhappy with Peloton's inaction and resistance to fully fix the problem.

Finally, Ian Sherr of CNET gives us the lowdown of Microsoft's Windows 11 event. What are the big features that stood out? What's the deal with Android apps on Windows? Sherr answers these questions and more.

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