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#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.

#64: The Law of the Large

November 23rd, 2015 · 126 minutes

This week Serenity Caldwell re-joins Myke so that they can talk about their first Apple Pencil experiences. Then Myke quizzes Jason about his iPad Pro review and the new Six Colors subscription drive. Finally, we return to Myke at the Movies with 1985’s “The Sure Thing."

#63: Crying about the Peripherals

November 16th, 2015 · 106 minutes

The iPad Pro has arrived, and Myke and Jason are joined by special guest Serenity Caldwell to discuss our first impressions of the new product, our iPad workflows, and the frustrating lack of availability of the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

#62: I Am Nerd Face Guy

November 9th, 2015 · 75 minutes

This week we extoll the virtues of emoji and how it could be better, and Myke finds his perfect emoji at last 🤓. We also preview the iPad Pro, talk about how we’re using our iPads today, revisit Myke’s external storage needs, and follow up on week two of the new Apple TV.

#61: Accidental Trek Podcast

November 2nd, 2015 · 99 minutes

Special guest Joe Rosensteel joins Jason and Myke to talk about our first weekend with the new Apple TV. We cover setup hassles, the design of the new remote, the power of integrated voice search, and much more. Plus there’s time for some follow-up and answers to listener questions on #askupgrade.

#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.