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Latest Episodes

#208: The Villain of the Macintosh

August 27th, 2018 · 93 minutes

As Apple's much-rumored fall product launches get closer, Jason and Myke consider what the future holds for Macs and iPhones. And the Summer of Fun surfs into the sunset while hanging ten off of our favorite boards--keyboards, that is.

#207: Max Rebate

August 20th, 2018 · 72 minutes

Is it finally time for the iPhone to support an Apple Pencil? Myke and Jason discuss the possibilities. And then the Summer of Fun rolls on with a mega-sized #askupgrade!

#206: The Rings in a Tree

August 13th, 2018 · 105 minutes

This week Myke breaks his iPad, Jason visits the Microsoft Store and leaves with an Xbox, and we pick our favorite video games of all time.

#205: Monolithic Entertainment Console

August 6th, 2018 · 113 minutes

It was a huge week: Apple broke a trillion dollars in market cap and Jason bought a new TV. And since money is on everyone's minds, Myke and Jason take Apple's $243B and go on a corporate shopping spree as a part of the ongoing Upgrade Summer of Fun.

#204: Tap-to-Click Truther

July 30th, 2018 · 91 minutes

Myke's back from his honeymoon, and the Summer of Fun continues! We discuss our dream iOS devices, YouTube's attempt to get into premium streaming, Adobe bringing Photoshop to the iPad, and the MacBook Pro performance scandal that turned out to be a bug.

#203: I Have Felt the Power of the Snell Zone

July 23rd, 2018 · 106 minutes

Federico Viticci and Serenity Caldwell join Jason and Myke to dive deep into how we use our iPads for business as well as creative pursuits, including writing and illustration.

#202: I’m Going to Counter Your Jaguar

July 16th, 2018 · 94 minutes

Guest co-host Stephen Hackett joins Jason to discuss the new MacBook Pros and what they mean for Apple's product line at large, adventures with the macOS Mojave beta, and the new Sonos AirPlay 2 update, and then we draft Mac OS X versions.

#201: Full English Breakfast

July 10th, 2018 · 82 minutes

The Summer of Fun continues with discussion of the Shortcuts app in the iOS 12 beta, potential colorful new iPhones, and AT&T’s plans to make HBO more like Netflix. Then at the very end, it’s time for the official wedding recap with Myke at the Matrimony.

#200: The Podcasting and Anniversary Episode

July 2nd, 2018 · 137 minutes

To welcome the Summer of Fun and to celebrate hitting episode 200, Jason and Myke take a deep dive in to the history of Upgrade, and provide the Upgradians with all their knowledge on the hows, whys, and whats of podcasting.

#199: Puppet Series

June 25th, 2018 · 83 minutes

We take a deep dive into Apple’s forthcoming video service, as Jason and Myke make predictions about what it will cost and how Apple’s billion-dollar content purchases will roll out. Also, Instagram gets into TV, and Google gets back into podcasting.