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Hosted by David Sparks and Stephen Hackett.

Stephen and David talk with Sal Soghoian on the history of Automator and Services on the Mac, both of which are cornerstones of automation on macOS today. The trio discusses how these tools came to be, and how Apple has evolved them over the years.

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#108: Designing With People, Not at Them

May 14, 2021 · 41 minutes

Hosted by Jeff Veen.

Special guest Kelly Ann McKercher joins the program. They’re the author of the book “Beyond Sticky Notes” and we to discuss how to cultivate a mindset focused on co-design to make products and services more equitable.

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#307: The Deets

May 14, 2021 · 59 minutes

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.

We pretend to be Hollywood gossip columnists relating the latest saga between YouTube TV and Roku and then speculate on what's happening at Google I/O next week. Fans of _The Office_ are going to love Google Search's latest easter egg.

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Hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann.

Finally, it's The Reconcilable Differences Quorn Pre-Post-Mortem Spectacular.

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This week Simone and Christina are interrogating Apple vs. Epic! Would you download an unspeakable game… to your phone?? Would you?? We'll answer that and more as we examine Apple's puritanical behavior in the courtroom.

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Federico is attempting to live that Thunderbolt life as Myke starts reviewing apps. Meanwhile, Stephen is the worst. Then, with WWDC a month away, the guys introduce a new segment.

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#398: A Dongle Don't Do It

May 12, 2021 · 29 minutes

Hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent.

How we deal with spam calls and texts, whether we'll be subscribing to Apple TV+, the dongles we do and don't use, and our thoughts on tech recycling and ecology.

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#461: Shimmer is Now an Add-On

May 12, 2021 · 63 minutes

Hosted by Myke Hurley and Brad Dowdy.

I mean, isn’t shimmer always an add-on? Brad and Myke think so when it comes to pens, and inks. Find out exactly which ones in this week’s episode!

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