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#60: Very Nice Button

October 27th, 2015 · 73 minutes

It’s an exciting week: Myke gets a new Retina iMac and all the Magic peripherals, and both Jason and Myke buy "Star Wars" tickets and the new Apple TV! Plus we do some Force Touch follow-up and answer your questions in #askupgrade.

#59: You Need Faster Fingers

October 19th, 2015 · 116 minutes

Revisiting some of the design decisions in Apple’s new “Magic” peripherals, why 3D Touch soars while Force Touch seems to lag behind, iWork gets a much needed update, and Myke and Jason watch “Back to the Future Part II."

#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.