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#111: I Keep Moving the Goalposts

October 17th, 2016 · 71 minutes

This week Myke visits Apple’s latest flagship store, Jason takes a trip with both a Mac and an iPad, and Apple scales back its automotive ambitions.

#110: Never, Not Ever, Not Once

October 10th, 2016 · 90 minutes

This week we discuss perhaps Apple’s biggest move of 2017: relocating thousands of employees to Campus 2, moving other teams into the vacated Infinite Loop campus, and what it means for Apple’s cloud services and the productivity and morale of Apple employees. Plus we’ve got a lot of Sierra follow-up, Google’s attempts to entice iPhone switchers, …

#109: YouTube Killed the Podcast Star

October 3rd, 2016 · 79 minutes

This week Myke starts a YouTube channel, Jason raises his hopes for new Macs in October, and we praise the new features of Messages while quibbling with the usability of its interface.

#108: It's a Great Feature When It Works

September 26th, 2016 · 100 minutes

The beta version of the iPhone 7 Plus’s Portrait mode is here, and Jason and Myke both took it for a spin. Then Jason recounts his favorite and least favorite features of macOS Sierra, and Myke explains why—despite the name of this show—he’s not going to upgrade.

#107: The Upgrade Programme

September 19th, 2016 · 107 minutes

Myke and Jason have taken delivery of new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, so it’s time to detail the experience of buying, upgrading, restoring, and using the latest iPhone models.

#106: I've Reached Acceptance

September 11th, 2016 · 86 minutes

Live from Portland, Jason and Myke are joined by Stephen Hackett to cover a lot of follow-up from last week's Apple announcements. Myke reveals which iPhone 7 he's buying and considers how his technology and methods will need to change when he travels with it. Jason gives more details about how AirPods work. Finally, we talk a little bit about the…

#105: The Illusion of Clicking

September 7th, 2016 · 112 minutes

Jason returns from the Apple Sept. 7 media event and is immediately questioned by Myke about the new iPhone 7, Apple Watch series 2, EarPods and AirPods, and all the other announcements.

#104: I Really Do Want to Win

August 29th, 2016 · 69 minutes

An Apple event is happening next week! So it’s time for Jason and Myke to make their predictions for the announcements in the most competitive way possible—by drafting the top 20 announcements they think we’ll see.

#103: Significant Figures

August 22nd, 2016 · 100 minutes

Special guest Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about reviews, ratings, Rotten Tomatoes, mice, thumbs up and thumbs down, using numbers to quantify the unquantifiable, when it's appropriate to show grown-up media to kids, and a whole lot more.

#102: Cautionary Tale of Laptops

August 16th, 2016 · 102 minutes

This week's episode was recorded with Jason and Myke in the same room! Before they high five, they discuss iPad keyboards, MacBook Pro upgrades, Castro 2 and podcast innovation, and Tim Cook getting chatty with the press.