We are joined this week by Matt Birchler, who compares his Android experiment with Greg. We continue with Apple Watch, watchOS 5 wishlist, and the smartwatch landscape which has only 2 major players - Apple and Tizen powered Samsung Gear, going forward.
Also, we talk about the HomePod, as Matt shares, his impressions and Greg explains why he bought a 2nd HomePod.
Greg talks about his first impressions from the HomePod, and we touch about the strengths and weaknesses of the device, Also we talk about the (slightly confusing) controls, superb sound quality, and Siri’s shortcomings.
Also, we discuss using Apple devices in a family environment, why we trust Apple more with data related answers and the 2nd iOS 11.3 beta.
We talk about ML platforms, and how Facebook messenger’s chatbot failed while smart assistants won. We also discuss digital assistant and data collection. Greg ordered a HomePod and thinks that Siri should become a platform, and Nati hopes that the HomePod would push them to take Siri more seriously. We continue with the iOS 12 rumors saying that Apple is focusing on stability instead of major new features, and finish with the baffling iPhone with the 6.1” LCD screen.
Greg encounters some issues with data sync that messes his iMac. Nati's MacBook Pro returns, plus some horror stories about Apple AppStore development.
Also we dive into the new things that iOS 11.3 brings (in the 1st beta), and some clues about an new iPad Pro X with FaceID. And Greg shares some of his experience and frustrations with using an Android device again, and the benefits of using the Apple product ecosystem.
This week, Guilherme Rambo (AKA Mr. Rambo) returns to talk about, The state of security in iOS and macOS, and the state of Jailbreaking which on iOS that rose up from the dead. We also talk about whether Apple should make their own smart-home devices, now that Alexa dominates that market. And speculate about the iMac Pro cannibalizing HomePod sales.