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#43: Haptic Skeptic

June 29th, 2015 · 87 minutes

It’s a big week, so Jason and Myke spend a lot of time discussing the launch of Apple Music and Beats One and the ugliness of music industry negotiations. Plus Jason installs the iOS 9 beta on an iPad Air 2, legal opinions from non-lawyers, questionable attacks on Taylor Swift, and praise for “Mr. Robot."

#42: Shuttlecraft Wallet

June 22nd, 2015 · 129 minutes

Jason and Myke discuss the tough decision facing Apple when it comes to marketing a rumored iPad Pro and recap the Taylor Swift/Apple Music kerfuffle. Plus, Myke asks Jason about buying an Xbox One and a bunch of Wii U games, there's something surprising inside Myke's wallet, and we answer your #askupgrade questions. Finally, "Myke Watches a Movie…

#41: Emoji Fragmentation

June 15th, 2015 · 87 minutes

Jason and Myke revisit WWDC 2015 with a week’s perspective, and also discuss iOS 9 emoji support, gaming on OS X, Apple’s new system typography, and Microsoft’s Xbox One compatibility announcement.

#40: Emotion Palette

June 8th, 2015 · 97 minutes

Live from San Francisco and fresh from Apple's WWDC Keynote, Jason and Myke dissect everything from new OS X and iOS versions to native watch apps to the new Apple Music service.

#39: Developers do a Lot of Running

June 1st, 2015 · 100 minutes

We prepare for WWDC by discussing Jason’s coverage preparation and the future of OS X, and then Myke forces Jason to make WWDC predictions. Plus lots of Google follow-up, and we answer more of your questions.

#38: Titles Are Not Jobs

May 26th, 2015 · 94 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss Jonathan Ive's new title and what it means for Apple's Chief Design Officer and the company as a whole, and in advance of Google I/O, talk about how and why we use Google's services on our Apple devices.

#37: I Don't Have a Production Staff

May 18th, 2015 · 77 minutes

This week Jason and Myke talk about different podcast production styles, the apps they are using on their Apple Watches, and answer a selection of #askupgrade questions.

#36: Menu Bar at the Top

May 11th, 2015 · 133 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss what a new Apple TV remote might look like, the dangers of cloud syncing, Apple Watch intimacy, and Jason’s new TV. And then it’s time for the latest Myke Watches a Movie segment, featuring “Raiders of the Lost Ark."

#35: Where The Fluoroelastomer Meets the Road

May 4th, 2015 · 101 minutes

After living with the Apple Watch for another week, Jason and Myke discuss what they’ve noticed so far. Then they discuss the peculiar Amazon Echo and give a mini review of "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

#34: The 1.0 Experience

April 27th, 2015 · 85 minutes

Jason and Myke recount their first weekends with the Apple Watch, answer your Apple Watch questions, talk about Jason’s trip to the Yosemite by CocoaConf conference, and do a little follow-up about Photos for Mac and iCloud Photo Library.