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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#26: Ambushed on a Podcast

March 9th, 2015 · 111 minutes

Jason and Myke get a little help in discussing Apple's 'Spring Forward' event, including the new MacBook, HBO on Apple TV, and more on the Apple Watch.


#25: I Don't Need a Saturday Box

March 2nd, 2015 · 85 minutes

This week Jason and Myke are joined by David Sparks. They spend some time discussing David's recent jump to the indie life, expectations of next week's Apple event, the Pebble Time Kickstarter and why people may want to share secrets.


#24: Because... Luxury

February 23rd, 2015 · 86 minutes

This week Jason and Myke trade more thoughts on Apple Car rumors, dive in to some more details on the Apple Watch, consider why working within barriers can be a good thing and discuss transparency in editorial practices at Apple.


#23: The Church of The Coverflow

February 16th, 2015 · 96 minutes

The possibility of Apple building a car, why being critical is both important and difficult, using a secondary Mac, and Jason and Myke answer your questions.


#22: I Didn't Hate This Movie

February 9th, 2015 · 132 minutes

Apple's new Photos app for the Mac has appeared, and Jason and Myke discuss what this could mean for iTunes and the future of Mac development. They also discuss some Apple Watch expectations, how Apple deals with change, and Myke watches 'Real Genius.'


#21: You Rolled 38

February 2nd, 2015 · 126 minutes

This week Jason and Myke get a grasp on how the iPhone's runaway success affects Apple's decisions, including the development of the Apple Watch. Plus, lots of feedback about how people take notes with digital devices, and we inaugurate our 'Myke Watches a Movie' vertical with 'The Princess Bride.'


#20: You Cannot Win an Effort War

January 26th, 2015 · 93 minutes

Jason and Myke debate the utility of a stylus for the iPad, Jason falls through a time warp into the '90s to convert some VHS tapes to digital format, and we follow up on items from various podcasts... not all of them this one.


#19: Marco Marketing

January 19th, 2015 · 105 minutes

Jason and Myke tackle upgrading versus sticking with what you know, take Apple's CarPlay for a powerslide, judge the financial success of Apps in the App Store, and cover more on battery life and the 12" Air. Plus they answer your burning questions!


#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.