Episode 87: Picture wet camel asses

Nati breaks Greg's ideas about Israel the desert, while Greg is experimenting with his 6th microphone.

Also, Greg talks about his concerns about podcasts control and Nati talks about his thinking about the Apple-Facebook dynamics and goes out for a rant about Apple's poor developer relations.

Episode 86: iTunes made me do it

 Greg & Nati share some TV shows they are watching, before discussing FaceTime bugs, how Facebook's customers are advertisers and not the users, why Apple should not create a social network, and why subscriptions are the future.

Episode 85: I unready-ed myself

Nati speculates how American Football would have been with ostrich eggs, and finally gets used to the Series 4 Apple Watch. Greg does a ton of podcasts with his new podcasting gear.

We also talk about, Apple hiring and un-hiring, what 2nd generation AirPods could bring, a new era of smartphone experiments, and innovation time frames.

Episode 84: Deny all existence with special guest Lee

This week we dragged our special guest Lee Peterson into follow-up-land, but not before we talk about some podcasting networks, and Lee's bad luck with Apple products, while Nati reminds Greg and Lee that at least they have proper Apple Stores with good services.

Nati ponders about the  TV and will it go away, now that AirPlay 2, HomeKit and iTunes are on 3rd party Smart TVs. In addition, we follow-up on the Battery replacement program and how it seems to have affected iPhone upgrades outside of China in addition to the stagnating smartphone market.

And for last we talked a bit about the new Smart Battery cases and will the AirPower be attractive enough if it will actually ship. 

Special Guest: Lee Peterson

 

Follow-up 

  • Lee has had similar problems to Nati with replacing devices - iPad and Apple Watch 

  • More thoughts on Apple’s TV deals

    • Will the  TV go away?

    • What does that say about the HomePod?

  • Apple replaced 11m batteries last year

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Episode 83: iTunes and chill

Greg buys a mixer and dives into the world of XLR and pro audio equipment, which gets us talking about umms and ahhs. Nati follows up with his meditation resolution, while Greg is taking some time off from Twitter, which gets us talking about Screen Time and 2-factor authentication.

We also talk about iTunes on Tizen TVs, Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit staring in CES, privacy and will Apple never make their own TV sets. In addition, we somehow got into Face ID and why it makes more sense than an under-the-screen Touch ID and the rumours about a new iPad mini.

Follow-up

 

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Extras

Episode 82: Every company needs a slap in the face every once a while

After a long and exhausting week, Nati and Greg talk a bit about their new year resolutions - some new and some recycled - before diving into Netflix snubbing Apple for their new subscribers, and not talking about Apple's earning warning and what it means.

In addition, we discussed the battery replacement program, Greg's interest in the 12" Macbook and what's missing from the iPad Pro to make it a great laptop

Follow-up

No Follow-up 🙌

 

Topics

  • Greg has been very tempted by a 12” MacBook of late

    • What do you think the plans are with this model

  • Do you think this could be the first ARM Mac?

Episode 81: Unapologetically meh

After being Internet-less, Greg has a super fast fiber-optics internet that spoils him. So we talked about human interaction without the Internet.

Also, we talked about what makes Israeli's good at startups, the new iPad Pro BendGate, Apple telling the world that AI and ML are important, and Nati tells about his multi-Watch lifestyle.

Episode 80: I refuse to get a superior experience

Nati's wooden roof is making some noise, and Greg is moving to a new house which is why we have pre-recorded this episode in which we talk about why the sound quality is important to us, Apple Music coming to the Alexa ecosystem and what makes Apple Music/ content different from other Apple services.

Also, we discussed about Microsoft's new attempts at a skinny OS and browsers.

Episode 79: 5G all the things! with special guest Matteo Doni

We are joined by Matteo Doni who tells us all about 5G, what it will bring and why it will matter in about 4 year time... Also we talked about Google's messaging service hurdles and why they push RCS, and touch a bit about Tumbler's decision to block adult content.

In addition, Matteo talks about his appearance on Sputnik, Greg tells how many Star Trek movies he saw, and Nati makes a Houdini trick and vanishes.

Episode 78: Bitten by a British spider

Greg's shoulder is doing fine and he is hammering on the best micro-podcast named Greg Morris while Nati gets back from a(nother) working trip, this time in -12. 

Nati got his Apple Watch Series 4, so we talk a bit about getting used to the size and all of the complications and follow-up on the iPhone X🅁 sales as Apple claims that it's the best selling model. 

Also, we talk about Twitter, work-life balance and changing the world.
In addition, what does iOS 12's adoption rate imply and what is the Pixel Slate for?

Episode 77: You don't sound Russian mate

Greg goes head to head with Tom Warren's tweet that ignited Twitter, as Nati argues that tech reviewers have turned too techie for most of the people, with regards to the discussion about the place of the iPad in the world.

Also, we talk about iPhone supply chain rumors that question the potential success of the iPhone X🅁, as the iPhone line has become very and even perhaps too expensive, which creates a problem especially in emerging markets like India.

Episode 76: A tight race to the bottom of privacy

Greg ponders about his podcasts listening habits, as both of our hosts agree that they need to diverge a bit with their podcast flavors.

Nati takes Greg through the latest turnaround in the Apple - Qualcomm battle, as it seems that Qualcomm is losing some of the latest rounds. Also, we discuss about Google's latest Night Sight tech that comes to the Pixel devices - which is quite incredible.

Lastly, we discuss who is the worst company in terms of privacy: Google or Facebook, and why.

Episode 75: What's a professional?

Nati tells Greg about his weird dream about being late to recording, and also how he enjoyed Maniac on Netflix. Greg, which was late to recording the podcast, gets his personal podcast on iTunes.

We also talk about the new iPad Pro, as Greg gives his thoughts about the future of computing, whether the iPad still falls between the Notebook and the smartphone, and his worries that Apple will over-complicate the iPad.

In addition, Nati explains to Greg why Apple will stop revealing unit sales and how it actually makes sense

 Follow-up

  • iPad Pro thoughts

    • General thoughts about reviews

  • Any update on Apple Watch repair?

    • An insight into Apple's replacement operations

    • 5.1.1 launched to combat issues

Topics

Episode 74: A Batman Sport Loop

Nati got an Apple Watch Series 4 but there's a catch... & Greg is recovering from his shoulder surgery.

But it doesn't stop us from discussing all of the new things (well the things that interest us) that Apple introduced at their 2nd Autumn keynote. So we talked about MacBook Air and how it fits in Apple's confusing laptop line, the new cool iPads and how everything is more expensive.

 Follow-up

No Follow-up this week 🙌

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Episode 73: Make the iPhone black again

MKBHD's performance at the Joe Rogan show kickstarts our thoughts about YouTuber personas and YouTube clickbait. Also, due to Greg's upcoming surgery, Nati reflects about his OR experiences. 

Then we dive into iPhone X🅁, as the reviews are out towards its launch which triggers a mini-rant over camera comparisons. In addition, Nati is excited about the option for a new iPad Mini which could be coming as early as next week.

Episode 72: Hide and seek user interface

Nati is podcasting from his shadeless office absorbing the morning sun, while Greg sits in an overly illuminated office which is out of his iPhone XS control.

But all of this doesn’t stop us from talking about Google’s decision to start charging Android manufacturers for using the Play Store and bundled apps in the EU, Speculate about the performance of the iPhone XR (which Nati can’t stop calling ex - ar) sale performance as the device’s pre-orders begin, and ding into the rumour mill about the new iPad Pro devices, as Apple finally sends invitations to a 2nd fall event.

In addition, we followed-up on the Apple vs Bloomberg, Chinese spy story, and the Google Pixel 3 screen corner radius which is being adjusted via software.

Episode 71: Jony Ive would just die if he'd see it 🤦‍♂️

This week we talked about Google's Hardware event in which they unveiled the Pixel: Phone and slate and also the Google Home Hub.

We went diving into Google's strategy with the Pixel phones, how come they are not given for free, the move from a commodity Nexus device into a Pixel premium device, why the Pixel devices don't matter,  and why giving users the option to hide the (HUGE) notch is a non-design choice.

Also, we discussed about Android's failure outside of the smartphone market which brings Google to push Chrome OS on PC's and tablets, why there is no cellular option for the Pixel Slate, the baffling configuration options, the camera-less Google Home Hub, and will Apple also showcase a home device with a screen.

Topics

  • Google event

    • Pixel 3

      • This is also a ridiculous price

      • One main two different devices although the similar spec

      • Better screens

      • Lots fo software improvements not rolled out to other devices

      • Scratches too easily! #scratchgate

    • Pixel Slate

      • Runs Chrome OS not Android

      • This is ridiculously priced!

      • A desktop browser on a tablet is a positive

      • Uses Android Apps - a small number of tablet apps

Episode 70: Capitalist meditation 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️

Nati managed to persuade Greg to install iOS 12.1 beta 2, luring him with new Emoji but also solving the iPhone XS charging issue. Also, we talked about messaging services, and why Nati secretly hoped for iMessage to win over WhatsApp, why Telegram cannot overtake WhatsApp and iOS 12's super fast adoption rate - surpassing iOS 11, already.

In addition, we dived into conspiracies of Chinese spies planting super Sci-Fi chips in servers, why Apple reacted so strongly to the Bloomberg report and the crossfire Apple and tech companies are feeling from the US-China "Cold war".

Also, Microsoft's new Surface line-up going with Matte Black all the things, and how Microsoft has fully embraced Android ans the mobile OS companion to Windows.

Episode 69: Selfies with the meteor

Greg refuses to admit he is back from his vacation, in which everyone (not Greg) around him was on their mobile phones. Also, Greg comes back to logging workouts on his newApple Watch, which makes us ponder what should be credited as workouts and what not.

BUT... the main focus is on all of the shiny new things Greg got, so we dive into the iPhone XS, the new GATES surrounding it, and why Nati is not going to upgrade to the iPhone XS. We also talk about the Apple Watch Series 4 and why Israel is not a 1st world country.

In addition, we talk Shortcuts and why it makes total sense to ship the iPhone XR later on.

  

Follow Up

 

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Episode 68: Take my kidney Apple

We talked about the things that we found interesting in the Apple September event in the usual BYOD style, but not before we update on the status of Greg’s mobile devices and talk about the most important thing that happened in the last week - Google killing off Inbox 😂

 Hosts

 

Follow Up

 

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