Upgrade

Upgrade looks at how companies including Apple, Amazon and Google shape the technology in our lives and how people do creative work in the digital age.

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#18: Special Interface Snowflake

January 12th, 2015 · 97 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss the rumored 12" MacBook Air, how Apple approaches battery life on iOS devices, Apple software quality, uses of scripting and automation, Siracusa-style window management, and the first time Jason ever picked up an iPhone.


#17: Somewhere on The Monorail

January 5th, 2015 · 101 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss Apple's software quality issues and the difficulty in diagnosing problems from outside an organization, why Family Sharing is a problematic feature, and what's good and bad about CES. Plus, Jason listens to Hello Internet and Myke listens to The Flop House.


#16: The 2014 Upgradies

December 29th, 2014 · 142 minutes

This episode of Upgrade plays host to the first ever 'Upgradies' awards! Jason and Myke talk about some of their favourite gadgets, games and podcasts of the year, amongst many other categories. Grab some popcorn, your best evening wear and settle in for a monumental podcasting event!


#15: Upgradians of the Galaxy

December 23rd, 2014 · 63 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss workstation ergonomics, traveling with technology, and how they deal with online security, then debate how to collectively name the listeners of the show.


#14: The Marvel of the Buttermilk Biscuit

December 15th, 2014 · 84 minutes

This week Myke and Jason discuss the etiquette of digital gifts, compare how they use their iOS devices compared to their Macs, and decide on a collective name for listeners of the show.


#13: #AskUpgrade

December 8th, 2014 · 86 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss the varying ways that you can support yourself financially when undertaking a creative endeavour and why it's important to consider their positive and negative effects.


#12: Plant and Analyze

December 2nd, 2014 · 97 minutes

This week Jason and Myke address some holiday follow up, before talking about democratising podcasting and conducting a (very slow) lightning round.


#11: Drifting Shower Schedule

November 24th, 2014 · 97 minutes

This week Jason and Myke are joined by Greg Knauss. They talk about whether web comments are a good thing and what it's really like to work for yourself. Greg and Jason also quiz Myke on Thanksgiving.


#10: Podcasting, It’s Great!

November 17th, 2014 · 71 minutes

This week Jason and Myke address more important Taylor Swift follow-up, discuss why podcasting is back (again), and take on App Store pricing in the wake of Monument Valley and Space Age.


#9: A Brain and a Drill

November 10th, 2014 · 86 minutes

This time Jason and Myke discuss their current working environments and how they feel about the suggestion that we're in a new 'podcasting revolution'.