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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#136: My Screen, My Stuff

April 10th, 2017 · 79 minutes

Together again in Ireland, Jason and Myke discuss their current approaches to travel tech. We also revisit the new Mac Pro and answer your questions.


#135: Trashed The Can

April 4th, 2017 · 109 minutes

The Mac Pro finally gets an upgrade—and an expiration date. What do Apple’s announcements about the future of professional desktop hardware mean? How might this have changed the way Apple announces future products? Myke and Jason break it down live and in person, and then discuss 1979’s “Alien” in the latest installment of Myke at the Movies.


#134: Steal Its Bezel Thunder

March 27th, 2017 · 96 minutes

The revival of the iPad name leads us to speculate about a new phase in Apple’s product approach, and what it tells us about the future of the iPhone. We also discuss where the iPad Pro might go next, and what Apple’s acquisition of power-user app Workflow means about the company’s approach to iOS for professionals.


#133: You're an Empty Row Person

March 20th, 2017 · 99 minutes

Apple’s been a leader in podcasting since the early days, but is there a new era coming soon? Jason and Myke have some theories. Plus, we carefully analyze each other’s iPhone and iPad home screens, marvel at Apple’s stock price, and answer your questions.


#132: Extra Lasers

March 13th, 2017 · 90 minutes

Would Apple ever make iOS devices larger than the the 12.9-inch iPad Pro? And what does Apple need to do to make iOS excel at multitasking and large screen sizes? And Jason and Myke answer your questions in a mega-sized version of #askupgrade.


#131: It's Fine, Dude

March 6th, 2017 · 74 minutes

We parse through the rumors about what kind of connector the new iPhone might offer—Lightning or USB-C?--and whether Apple and its customers are ready for another transition. Also, will YouTube’s new cord-cutting TV service be a splash hit?


#130: Ron Has a Pretty Sweet Job

February 27th, 2017 · 96 minutes

Apple Park nears completion, The Nintendo Switch arrives, Silicon Valley culture fails its workers, and pineapple on pizza creates an international incident.


#129: Disneyland for Developers

February 20th, 2017 · 126 minutes

How will Apple’s WWDC be different now that it’s moving back to San Jose from San Francisco? Why is The Iconfactory kickstarting a new version of Twitterrific for Mac? And in this episode, Myke at the Movies travels back in time to 1984 for “The Terminator."


#128: Is It Any Weirder than Dashboard?

February 13th, 2017 · 79 minutes

Jason and Myke deal with a mountain of follow-up from last week’s episode about the present and future of the iPad, and then ponder what Apple’s long-term strategy for the Mac might be.


#127: Congratulations, You're an Analyst

February 6th, 2017 · 84 minutes

This week Myke runs the numbers and shows why the decline of the iPad is overhyped and why it’s a more popular computing device than the Mac. Plus we break down Apple’s latest financial results and define what a quarter means.