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Latest Episodes

#524: Photographing the Stars, with Andrew Burwell

February 23rd, 2020 · 83 minutes

The stars and planets are within sight, given the right hardware and software. Andrew Burwell has been honing his astrophotography skills, using Apple products to produce some amazing images of our universe.

#523: State of the iPad

February 16th, 2020 · 102 minutes

In the last decade, the iPad has gone from a brand-new device into a wide-reaching line of products that meet the needs of a range of users. This week, Stephen and David talk about the current state of the platform, and how it fits in with the iPhone and Mac.

#522: iCloud Family Sharing

February 9th, 2020 · 81 minutes

Family Sharing means that up to six people can share purchases, media and other Apple services. This week, David and Stephen walk through the features, how to set it up and the possible pitfalls of this Apple service.

#521: Taming Notifications

February 2nd, 2020 · 86 minutes

From messages and emails to sports scores and social media, our devices generate all sorts of notifications. This week, we discuss how to weed the garden and tame the madness.

#520: Weather Apps & Gear

January 26th, 2020 · 82 minutes

Gone are the days of waiting for the evening news to find out the weather for the next day. Now, weather data is accessible anywhere. This week, David and Stephen compare a bunch of different weather apps and services before picking their favorite.

#519: Workflows with Greg Pierce

January 19th, 2020 · 93 minutes

Drafts developer Greg Pierce joins Stephen and David to talk about his move to an iMac, his development career and when it is time not to upgrade to a new device.

#518: Technology in a War Zone, with Mark Hackett

January 12th, 2020 · 84 minutes

Mark Hackett runs a small non-profit working in Sudan, named Operation Broken Silence. This week, he joins David and some other Hackett guy to talk about data management so far from home, the power of Apple's apps like Pages and his move to the iPad Pro.

#517: State of the iPhone

January 5th, 2020 · 82 minutes

The iPhone has become many people's primary device for many different types of tasks. On this episode, Stephen and David look at the current state of the hardware, software and services that make up Apple's most popular product.

#516: Looking Toward 2020

December 29th, 2019 · 95 minutes

David and Stephen review 2019, and the changes it brought to the Apple ecosystem before talking about their hopes for 2020.

#515: Stephen Takes One for the Team

December 22nd, 2019 · 99 minutes

It's feedback time! David and Stephen revisit media management and external drives, then talk about David's 16-inch MacBook Pro, meditation apps and USB-C hubs. Then Stephen makes a confession, which David takes rather well.