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#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.

#69: The 2015 Upgradies

December 28th, 2015 · 86 minutes

With a little help from their Relay FM co-hosts, Myke and Jason present awards to the best (and worst) of the year in the second annual Upgradies.

#68: The Cryogenic Chamber of Topics

December 21st, 2015 · 124 minutes

This week Myke and Jason talk about Amazon drones, Christmas traditions, and Apple’s product-release strategy. And at the end of the episode, we fire off the Spoiler Horn and discuss “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in a special Myke at the Movies installment.

#67: Part Spite, Part Strategy

December 14th, 2015 · 82 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discover who’s using LaunchPad, dissect Jason’s purchase of an iPad Pro, discuss a new podcast-recording service that works in a browser, and answer your questions.

#66: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good Apps?

December 7th, 2015 · 88 minutes

Myke returns from his trip to New York to the bad news that Dropbox has killed Mailbox and that Sketch has abandoned the Mac App Store. But he’s cheered up by Jason’s news that he might be keeping the iPad Pro after all.

#65: Holiday Firewall

November 30th, 2015 · 130 minutes

Special guest host Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about the holidays, Apple TV, iPad Pro, and how to recommend Apple products.