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#82: Baby Pro

March 28th, 2016 · 85 minutes

Extra special guest star Serenity Caldwell joins Jason to talk about the new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, the drowning of a MacBook Air, and much more.

#81: Live From Interstate 280

March 21st, 2016 · 105 minutes

Myke catches up with Jason fresh from Apple’s March 21 event in Cupertino and keeps him company on his long drive home up Interstate 280. From the new smaller iPad Pro to the interesting iPhone SE, we break down everything Apple announced—and some things it didn’t!

#80: I Can Hear Your Future Screams

March 14th, 2016 · 92 minutes

Myke is back to defend the iPad as a TV, before he and Jason discuss the expectations of Apple's March 21st event, and why @AppleSupport exists. They go on to talk about why Oculus is unlikely to ever come to the Mac, and address some more thoughts about Firewatch.

#79: Turkey Dinner Pizza

March 7th, 2016 · 105 minutes

Guest John Siracusa joins Jason to talk about HDTV, the future of the Mac, and pizza.

#78: Rename Everything

February 29th, 2016 · 74 minutes

Rumors of a new size of iPad Pro lead Myke and Jason to discuss how Apple chooses to name its products, and whether iPads would benefit from being named more like MacBooks. They also tackle the rumors of Siri coming to the Mac and grapple with disappointment and cable management in #askupgrade.

#77: I Don't Know Why You'd Call Them Friends

February 22nd, 2016 · 89 minutes

Jason and Myke lightly cover Apple’s beef with the FBI, Myke gets excited by new phones at Mobile World Congress, Jason grapples with making his home smarter. And of course there’s follow-up about pizza and “Back to the Future”—that’s how it works.

#76: You're Part of My System

February 15th, 2016 · 70 minutes

Myke probes Jason about his personal organization system, or lack of one. Then we speculate on Apple’s future as a TV producer, following the news that it’s creating a series starring Dr. Dre. Finally, we discuss favorite (and least favorite) words.

#75: You Are Terrible to Sick People

February 8th, 2016 · 90 minutes

This week, with Myke on sick leave, Jason is joined by Stephen Hackett to talk about Apple's first-party apps, the future of the Mac and VR pizza.

#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.