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#79: Turkey Dinner Pizza

March 7th, 2016 · 105 minutes

Guest John Siracusa joins Jason to talk about HDTV, the future of the Mac, and pizza.

#78: Rename Everything

February 29th, 2016 · 74 minutes

Rumors of a new size of iPad Pro lead Myke and Jason to discuss how Apple chooses to name its products, and whether iPads would benefit from being named more like MacBooks. They also tackle the rumors of Siri coming to the Mac and grapple with disappointment and cable management in #askupgrade.

#77: I Don't Know Why You'd Call Them Friends

February 22nd, 2016 · 89 minutes

Jason and Myke lightly cover Apple’s beef with the FBI, Myke gets excited by new phones at Mobile World Congress, Jason grapples with making his home smarter. And of course there’s follow-up about pizza and “Back to the Future”—that’s how it works.

#76: You're Part of My System

February 15th, 2016 · 70 minutes

Myke probes Jason about his personal organization system, or lack of one. Then we speculate on Apple’s future as a TV producer, following the news that it’s creating a series starring Dr. Dre. Finally, we discuss favorite (and least favorite) words.

#75: You Are Terrible to Sick People

February 8th, 2016 · 90 minutes

This week, with Myke on sick leave, Jason is joined by Stephen Hackett to talk about Apple's first-party apps, the future of the Mac and VR pizza.

#74: Tablet Incorporated

February 1st, 2016 · 78 minutes

This week we use Apple’s quarterly results as a jumping-off point to discuss Apple’s product philosophy, the overall strength of the iPhone, and Apple’s missed opportunities with the iPad.

#73: Put on your Rumor Pants

January 25th, 2016 · 70 minutes

It’s the official start of Rumo(u)r season, as Jason and Myke discuss the first suggestions of what Apple might release this spring and in the fall. How full does an Apple Event need to be in order for it to be worth calling? And there’s also some clicky keyboard and English muffin follow-up.

#72: I Spent Four Months Not Buying It

January 18th, 2016 · 69 minutes

Jason and Myke discuss what iOS 9.3 might mean for the future of Apple’s OS update strategy, Jason buys a clicky keyboard, new Mac audio tools arrive, and we close the books on Muffingate.

#71: Muffingate

January 11th, 2016 · 65 minutes

Will Apple remove the headphone jack when it releases the iPhone 7? Myke thinks it’s inevitable, while Jason is skeptical. Your hosts also revisit baked goods in the British Empire, discuss Twitter’s possible expansion to 10,000 characters, and answer your #askupgrade questions.

#70: I Could Call My iPhone a Muffin

January 4th, 2016 · 79 minutes

Myke and Jason ring in the new year with discussions about CES, Twitter, awards, mailbags, and last year.