Episode 20: It’s Eddy Cue, he might be on drugs

Now that the iPhone event is past us, we talk about the leaks leading to the event and break down the event's interesting (for us) topics and themes in our iPhone event Bingo kind of way.

We also share our opinions about the products, and whether or not we will get them, and why.

Episode 19: You’ve triggered Cortana!

It's now only a week away from the iPhone event. Nathan is excited, but Greg has had enough of the leaks. We talk about the heating up assistant wars, and its effect on Android OEMs as well as Apple moving Siri to a new leader.

Most exciting of all, we start iPhone event Bingo - making the most outlandish predictions for the launch event as we can. Join along at home and see if you win!

Episode 18: A headphone jack for a bitcoin with special guest Ben Basche

This week we have a special guest - Ben Basche - which joins us in discussing about the Apple's TV messy strategy, Android Oreo's launch and how it reflects about Google's Android strategy and relationships with Android OEMs. Also we talk about Essential and where it fits, iOS 11 beta 7 and how the iOS UI is evolving, iPhone 8's pricing - the value of the smartphone - and who did it first. And we finish with the app subscription models through the Ulysses blunder, and ARKit in a future where Apple makes glasses/ facial wearables.

Special Guest: Ben Basche

Topics

  • HTC is kinda for sell
    • Googel's Android/ mobile AI strategy
    • What is the USP of the Pixel phone
    • Pixel is a rebranded Nexus

Episode 17: I do not care about icons

This week we discover that Greg has more stickers than Nati does and that's a shame that MacOS messages doesn't have stickers. Then we follow-up on How the firmware gods are preventing Greg from installing the latest watchOS beta, the LTE Apple Watch rumors, and the interactive Home button that the iPhone 8/Pro could have. Also we discuss the new iOS 11 betas and icons, question whether the iPhone SE won't be a one-off and give our 2 dime thoughts about Apple's content endeavors and why it might be a push in the wrong direction.

16: You don’t sound like an Air, You sound like a Pro

We talked about Nati's new MacBook Pro (Escape) configuration choice and Greg's new Beats Solo 3's and why the W1 chip is a breakthrough technology. We continued with more information discovered in the HomePod firmware: A cellular Apple Watch (Bloomberg is falling behind in Apple news, integrated SIM or an Apple SIM?) A 4K Apple TV (What is a TV these day?) and the iPhone 8/X/Pro's rumored colors (plus a short Greg rant about leaks & prototype) and new fancy camera tech. Finally we talked about OLED and how Apple is pushing the industry (mainly LG) from LCD to OLED.

14: An Octopus hints at 8

Greg celebrates our first guest - Daryl Baxter - with some new podcasting equipment which somewhat backfires, discussing the HUGE notifications improvements on iOS 11 beta 4, and Daryl's overall iOS 11 impressions as a huge supporter of ‘working’ on the iPad. Also we talk about the Rock and Siri advertisement-movie, Android O beta 4, MS Paint's non-dying and the sad state of iPhone 8 "Exclusive" click bait leaks. 

13: Emoji Subscription

Nati rants about conductive charging being called wireless, and Greg rants about the state of iOS 11's notifications (again). We continue with software and subscriptions, a quick update about Apple and Qualcomm, question whether Android is a dead end as Remix OS reaches end of life, and finish with some new iOS 11 emojis.

12: Get off my (app) lawn!

We moved our hosting to Libsyn and even got a refund (thank you Twitter)! which got us talking about audio, ads platforms and how come Google isn't pushing into Podcasts as promised.
Also, we discussed the rumors about Apple struggling with Software for the next iPhones, and about the pricing speculations. Some more impressions on the latest iOS 11 beta and how we want Apple to copy Android's notification system, apps, Windows Phone and MacBook Pros.

Followup:

  • AirPods

Topics:

11: What are these sad melting people?

Nathan finally gets AirPods!
We discuss the strange rumors around Touch ID's removal and the adoption of biometrics face recognition instead. Also, we talk about the new hotness in the Android world, why Samsung is bringing back the Note 7 as the FE and about OnePlus cheating on benchmarks.

10: Flashbacks, Apple Maps and AR

Greg and Nati take out tech pundits who mistake their use case for everyone's use case, in regards to the iPad, discuss Qualcomm's demo of under the screen Ultrasonic under the screen fingerprint, And dive in iOS 11's new AppStore and ARKit strategy in comparison to Google's and Microsoft's. Also, we reminisce about the iPhone on its 10th anniversary.

Follow up:

Topics:

  • The new iOS 11 AppStore
    • First impressions.
      https://twitter.com/natisho/status/879338683161337856
    • Editorial over algorithmic - Search is last.
    • Can Apple actually have per market editorial and content?
    • HUGE deal.
  • The iPhone's 10th anniversary
    • Some iPhone flashbacks
      https://twitter.com/natisho/status/880496736950734852
    • The Jailbreaking scene after 10 years.
      https://twitter.com/natisho/status/880512077231783936

Episode 9: The iPad Pro gets a ProMotion

Greg is blown away by the new 10.5" iPad Pro 120Hz screen and why it's OK for the iPad not to have force/3D Touch. We also discuss Apple's culture of secrecy, the stories behind the first iPhone as Tony Fadell makes a fool out of himself, while Scott Forstall reminds us why we liked him so much. And discuss the Android landscape through the lens of the Blackberry Keyone device.

Episode 8: Get your Tim Cook badge

More follow-up (WWDC) than we really know what to do with as we both find bugs in iOS 11. Greg does a U-turn and gets closer to earning his Tim Cook Badge, and Nathan wants a Matt Black Apple Car.

Topics:

Episode 6: Do you really want a bezel-less iPad?

Greg and Nathan talk about some interesting design concepts for the iOS Navbar, the Essential-less Essential Phone, and Home and go through the hardware rumors leading into WWDC: Fast upgrade cycle on the MacBook Pros, do we really want a bezel-less iPad Pros? What can a 2nd generation Pencil have? and the rumored Siri-speaker.

Episode 5: Third party drag and drop is very dangerous

Nathan watches the excruciating unveil of the new Surface Pro event with Panos Panay, as he and Greg follow up on the Surface, Qualcomm and dive into Apple Pay's slow global expansion and some iOS, macOS, watchOS & tvOS wishlists for WWDC.

Episode 3: Hey Siri, tell me about Windows 10S

For episode 3 Greg and Nathan both take a look at the launches from Microsoft EDU. With new hardware in the form of the Surface Laptop and a new approach to Windows 10S Microsoft really went to town. Could they be taking aim at Apple?