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#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'.

#8: With Special Offers

November 4th, 2014 · 78 minutes

Special guest Scott McNulty joins Jason and Myke to talk about the new Kindle Voyage and why we use Kindles. Plus follow-up about TestFlight, annoying things people do in the Apple Store, and the introduction of our new cheese vertical.

#7: Hot Dog Allergy

October 27th, 2014 · 82 minutes

This week Jason and Myke tackle a host of Apple Pay follow up, before addressing Gamergate and the Retina iMac.

#6: The Enemy Discount

October 20th, 2014 · 76 minutes

This week Jason tells Myke about his experiences at an Apple event as an independent writer, before going on to discuss the new products announced and day-one impressions of Apple Pay.

#5: Macworld Cosplay

October 14th, 2014 · 90 minutes

This week Jason and Myke talk about Çingleton and the rise and fall of Mac conferences, the Mac App Store and the pains of App Review, the upcoming Apple event, the disappointment of long-running TV and Movie series and a new name for summoning your digital assistant.