Episode 53: Beaten up by a 6 year old with special guest Daryl Baxter

Daryl Baxter joins us again, to tell how it's going with the Outpost podcast as Nati tricks Daryl and Greg to talk about the iPad instead of Google. We also talk about the iPhone SE rumors, computing and biometrics and what the heck is going on with Twitter and 3rd party clients.

Special Guest: Daryl Baxter

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Episode 52: I have one of those Floaty APKs with Special Guest Matt Birchler

Matt Birchler joins us to talk about "Micro Podcasts", and dive into Google I/O talking about: How good has Google Assistant became, what are the social implications? surprisingly Assistant still takes some cues from Siri, can we trust Google News, Nati's favorite: Android P, and more.

Special Guest: Matt Birchler

 

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  • Nati’s upload speed is sooooo fast!

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  • Micro Podcasts
  • Google I/O
    • Assistant 
      • Google Assistant gets improved voices - Just like Siri…
      • Assistant just gets better (continuous conversation and multiple actions) - Not like Siri…
      • Pretty Please… WDYT Dad?
      • Assistant in Google Maps - Just like Siri?
      • Google Duplex🧐
    • Google News
      • What’s with the sudden interest with text content by Apple and Google?
      • Why should we trust them to serve us the news?
    • Android P
      • Intelligence
        • Adaptive battery - Project Volta V2
        • Adaptive brightness
        • App actions - deep linking + Slices
        • ML Kit - CoreML copycat
      • Simplicity
        • Swipe up for the multitasking - iPhone X UI clone
        • Scrub through apps - Clone #2
        • On-demand rotation button
      • Digital wellbeing
        • JOLO
        • Device dashboard
        • Auto DND
        • Wind down mode - greyscale + DND on a specific time?
      • Kind of a public beta
      • Yawn 😴
    • Maps
    • Google Lens is mighty impressive

Episode 51: I'll have a number 2 & 200GB of iCloud storage

Nati moves into his house which marks a year of making BYOD Podcast! For the anniversary Greg and Nati talk about what they have learned during the last year, a bit about their recording equipment, and what have changed about their view about Apple.

Also we talk about some interesting tidbits from Apple's earning call, and how do we feel about Apple's exit from the router market (hint, we don't care). 

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  • Nati finally finished building (not by himself of course) his house! 😊 🎉

Topics 

  • Our one year anniversary 🎉
    • What we have learned during a year of podcasting
    • Some surprise guests that congratulate us 🙌
  • A general talk about Apples earnings
    • Why people care so much? 🤷‍♂️
    • Some interesting points:
      • Apple’s wearables section is growing
      • Small reference to the iPhone 5c’s performance
      • iPhone X is popular
      • Services grew (again) and Apple directly talked about iCloud storage
      • Health is an intense area of interest...
      • The crud surrounding dead iPhone X

Episode 50: I was definitely not asleep with special guest Timothy Buck

Timothy Buck joins Nati to discuss about product management and companies incentives. Also, we discuss about Apple's iPhone strategy and how the iPhone SE and the iPhone X impact it, as gateways to Apple's ecosystem and the overall direction of the iPhone line going forward.

In addition, Timothy gives his opinion about the place of the Mac in Apple's product line.

Special Guest: Timothy Buc

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  • Greg Morris - @GR36 (Was actually off to save the world)
  • Nati Shochat - @natisho

 

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Episode 49: Let's throw an AppStore on it with special guest Ben Basche

Ben Basche joins us with a eulogy for his lost iPad Pro, as we talk about leaks and Apple's culture of secrecy through the lens of story-telling. We also dive into Apple's latest struggles with software quality,  the value of the company's services and the power of ecosystems and how they evolve from the DNA of a company.

Special Guest: Ben Basche

 

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Episode 48: One mile selfie stick

Nati is trying to teach his dog to do the dishes, without success and Greg is doing some microphone acrobatics, as we talk about iTunes not being killed, why every change Twitter is doing gets so much criticism, (PRODUCT)RED iPhones, and smartphones getting an increasing amount of multiple camera lenses.
Also, we talk about Android manufacturers lying about security updates.

Episode 47: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

We play with the idea of AI taking over pro applications, just before we discuss Apple’s recent push in AI with new key hirings, and when will these moves bear user-focused fruits. Also, we try to understand Apple’s latest iOS development schedule as WWDC is around the corner, whether Apple’s Mac Pro announcement timing is good or not, the rumors about Apple going the ARM way with the Macs by 2020, and what the heck is going on with developers and Watch apps.

Episode 46: An Apple Pencil for scale

Greg is messing with his setup just before the show (again). But that doesn’t stop us from discussing the Apple education event which was boring because of us, and the story Apple tried to tell and how the Pencil fits in. We also talk about event storytelling, and whether Apple’s efforts will help them to regain the education market. We ramble for a while about Apple Watch bands before going into Facebook’s shady privacy policies, how will the China-US relationship affect Foxconn acquisition of Belkin and what would you do with a 512GB smartphone.  

Episode 45: Two devices we are not supposed to like

We ranked our favorite Apple products from the last 5 years, which seems to be a bit controversial. Also, we talk about Apple doubling down on owning the core tech of their devices, and how Chinese Android vendors are trying very hard to showcase advanced tech, but eventually go with the heard. 

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Episode 44: Two personal assistants walk into a bar with special guest Guilherme Rambo

Gui (AKA Mr. Rambo) returns and pushes his luck again about his MacBook Pro's keyboard, and revealed that Apple has a special way to calibrate 3D Touch on iPhone screens. Also, Greg and Gui talk about the HomePod experience and AirPlay bugs, which takes us discussing Siri - as a failed software project.

In addition, we talk about Apple's next events: WWDC and the education March event, and Nati exploads about Apple's review process, as Gui helps with some "App Review therapy".

Special Guest: Guilherme Rambo

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Episode 43: 4 fifths of a retina

We start with a non-follow-up (not on the list) about the Galaxy S9 and Samsung fans, bringing positivity to the world (via neural hacking), before diving about new iPad rumors, a cheaper MacBook Air  and Watch apps.

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Episode 42: Everyone gets offended

Greg’s raspberry pie and (expanding) home automation setup still works well, so we talked about the rumors about the 2018 iPhone line, and the baffling cheap(ish) entry-level iPhone X-looking, big-screened device. Before going into MWC and the new notch trend, from Android vendors blindly copying the iPhone X’s notch without a good reason.

Also, Nati can’t stop praising Samsung 🤨 and will Apple's wearables push will continue with over-the-ear headphones?

Episode 41: Vicious Banana Cupcakes

Greg returns from Ireland after he drank ridicules amounts of Guinness and Nati has a dust particle inside his MacBook Pro's keyboard.

We also talk about home automation, Digital Assistants, AirPods 2nd gen rumors, and bury Windows mobile efforts (again).

Episode 40: Senior citizen ready with special guest Matt Birchler

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.

Special Guest: Matt Birchler

 

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Episode 39: A mate in the can

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.

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Episode 38: It's a very snowy leopard

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.

Episode 37: I was wrong to assume that back is back

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.

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Episode 36: Unapologetically empty with special guest Guilherme Rambo

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.

Episode 35: An iMac for dinosaurs

We looked at CES as a lens of what is going on in the tech scene, trying to separate the real trends from the concepts that will never ship.

Also, we tried to predict how 2018 will be for Apple in various topics ranging from improving the software game, pricing and how will the lineup will look like.

Topics

  • Predictions
    • Greg Predictions
      • Workflow improvements
      • Plus-sized iPhone X
        • New look iPhones range
      • Price stalling
        • Low-end iPhones and MacBook
      • No change in Apple Watch design
    • Nati’s Predictions
      • iPhone SE V2
      • Siri V2
        • HomePod related
        • HomeKit related
      • Mac lineup continues to get updated regularly
      • Software improvement

Episode 34: I’m not playing by your rules anymore

This week we talked about how the HomePod will be graded on the Echo/ Google Home curve, which explains it being late. Also, should tech companies be involved in global politics? and new year resolutions: meditation, improving our workflows, consuming content and using our devices less.

Follow up

  • Nati sent his iPhone 6s to get the battery replaced, as it was eligible for the battery replacement program.

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