Damn this show, Grace: Telstra blocking scam calls, McDonald’s upsizes, Apple’s September event and we remember Paul Cronin [Episode 307]

Phil Edwards and Andy Blume are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things geek.

This week’s stories:

Volkswagen’s Australian settlement

Volkswagen reaches multi-million-dollar settlement in Australian ‘dieselgate’ scandal [ABC News]

Scam phone calls

Telstra blocks 2.9m scam calls in one month [ITNews]

Maccas upsizes

McDonald’s acquires Apprente to bring voice technology to drive-thrus [TechCrunch]

The human side of NBNCo

NBN Co is building a user-facing technical field force [ITNews]

When is a gig worker not a contractor?

California Senate passes bill to limit the gig economy [The Verge]

Leaky Pixels

Pixel 4 XL purportedly shows up again in leaked photos [CNET]

Apple September Event

  • iOS 13
  • macOS Catalina
  • Arcade
  • TV+
  • iPad 7th generation
  • Watch Series 5
  • iPhone 11/Pro/Pro Max

Apple now lets you extend your iPhone warranty forever [Mashable Australia]
Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple’s board [The Verge]

Vale Paul Cronin

Vale: Paul Cronin [TV Tonight]

I want my…

10 to launch MTV Australia as new free-to-air multichannel [TV Blackbox]

Suicide Squad… assemble!

“The Suicide Squad” Full Cast Confirmed [Dark Horizons]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Square (credit card processing)

1st Heatherdale Scout Group

Australian iPhone 11 service plan comparison & buyers guide (Reckoner)

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