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#58: What’s Magic About That Keyboard?

October 13th, 2015 · 85 minutes

Apple announces a bunch of new iMacs, including a 21.5-inch 4K model, and Jason’s got his full review. Also, Jason provides an inside look at the new input devices Apple has released, namely the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2.

#57: Complex Feelings

October 5th, 2015 · 82 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss OS X El Capitan, and Amazon's curious practice of removing AppleTV from stock.

#56: The Migration Experience

September 28th, 2015 · 88 minutes

This week Jason and Myke share their iPhone 6S/6S Plus upgrade experiences, and give their first impressions of the new iPhone 6S features.

#55: Your Watch is Full

September 21st, 2015 · 100 minutes

This week we’ve put on the cranky pants, as Myke works out his frustrations with his iPhone and futilely attempts to upgrade to watchOS 2. We attempt to lighten the mood by talking about all the things Jason likes about iOS 9 and watchOS 2, only to stray back into negativity when the subject of Apple News comes up. Welp, at least there’s #askupgra…

#54: Put a Pen on It

September 14th, 2015 · 98 minutes

Live from Portland, Myke, Jason, and special guest Stephen Hackett go deep with more thought about the Apple event, the iPad pro, Myke's dream computing environment, possibilities for Apple's product releases for the rest of 2015, what we pre-ordered from Apple, the prospects for the new Apple TV as a game platform, Apple's limited storage offerin…

#53: Everything is Off The Charts

September 10th, 2015 · 99 minutes

Just hours after Apple's September event, Jason is joined by Stephen Hackett to talk about updates to the Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as the new iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

#52: Click to Click

August 31st, 2015 · 85 minutes

This week we look forward to the Sept. 9 Apple media event, which Jason will be attending. What will it take for a new Apple TV to be a success? Also, a Wii U game wins over a party of eleven-year-old boys in a mouseless house, and we further ponder the eternal mystery of why some people don’t like Tap to Click.

#51: Fight Against the Fiddly Bits

August 24th, 2015 · 80 minutes

This week we break down what adding Force Touch to iOS might mean, highlighting the difficult design and marketing choices Apple has to make when it rolls out new products. Also, Jason shocks Myke by saying something nice about pens, we address some WarGames and Twitter follow-up, and we answer your #askupgrade questions.

#50: Bing Bong

August 17th, 2015 · 136 minutes

This week Jason cleans off his desk and we follow up on Google’s new Alphabet. Then it’s time for Myke to go back to the movies with 1983’s “WarGames” and as a special bonus, Pixar’s “Inside Out."

#49: Huge Engine of Money

August 11th, 2015 · 85 minutes

Jason returns from his 2,000-mile car trip just in time to discuss the meaning behind Google’s transformation into Alphabet and the future of Twitter. And as always, they answer some of your questions.