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Hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz.

Engineering professor Cory Hixson joins the Focused crew this week about staying on target, not letting your kids eat take your brain, and why you are not a computer.

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#384: Don't Fear the Laser

December 6, 2021 · 100 minutes

Hosted by Jason Snell and Myke Hurley.

With Myke on assignment, Dan Moren joins Jason to discuss the features Apple hasn't yet delivered in 2021 and its product lineup for 2022. Then Jason breaks down the new e-readers you could use to read one of Dan's novels.

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#617: Back in Whack

December 5, 2021 · 120 minutes

Hosted by David Sparks and Stephen Hackett.

David and Stephen are joined by Apple's Jeremy Butcher to discuss the company's new Business Essentials program. Then, the guys revisit iCloud storage management, clipboard apps and email providers.

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#90: Holiday Automation 2021

December 3, 2021 · 88 minutes

Automating the Holidays has never been easier. Rose and David have a pile of holiday-related automations to make life easier and impress your friends and family.

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Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.

Andy explains why the motto "Don't Be Evil" could be legally binding for a handful of former Googlers. We'll also discuss Google's foray into crime prediction algorithms, and we'll debate the color of Android's green bubble.

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Jack Dorsey is leaving Twitter, and supposedly voluntarily! Let's talk about his most recent tenure and Twitter, and what his next moves will be. Then, it's a return to our favorite topic of 2021: Elizabeth Holmes is taking the stand during her trial.

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#11: HUUUUUUUGE Opportunities For You

December 2, 2021 · 47 minutes

Hosted by Kathy Campbell and Jay Miller.

Kathy is Back and doing New Things. Jay has FOMO and wants to talk about all the benefits of doing things and the sacrifices that come with doing things.

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