TNSS 181: Can Helium Break Your iPhone? - Caavo Control Center, Acer Swift 7 & Chromebook Spin 15, OnePlus 6T, and more.
On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, November 3, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton:
- Leo and Patrick discuss how passcodes are protected under the Fifth Amendment; and the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini that was announced at Apple's October event.
- Apparently, iPhones can be rendered useless by helium so Leo tries to drown his iPhone XR with a balloon while talking to iFixit co-founder Kyle Wiens, who has done tests of their own and explains what causes it to happen.
- Patrick reviews Caavo's 2nd-gen Control Center which unifies your home theater with a voice-activated universal remote.
- Leo gives his review for two Acer laptops. One is 'the world's thinnest notebook,' the Swift 7; and the other is a large 15" Chrome OS 2-in-1, the Chromebook Spin 15.
- OnePlus continues to push the envelope in getting flagship features in an affordable phone with the OnePlus 6T. Jason Howell gives his review.
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