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Latest Episodes

#169: Discontinue All Other Products

November 27th, 2017 · 80 minutes

Myke returns from his trip to catch up on everything Jason and John did on last week’s show. We also discuss Myke’s travels with the iPhone X, a possible update to the iPhone SE, and whether or not Apple should one day make a laptop that runs iOS.

#168: Hail Hydrant

November 20th, 2017 · 97 minutes

The possibilities of an iMac with an A10 processor inside, the delay of the HomePod, Apple's understanding of professional Mac users, the return of Twitterrific for the Mac, and the proper way to refer to keyboard shortcuts.

#167: The White Room of My Mind

November 13th, 2017 · 96 minutes

Myke and Jason discuss the future of the iPad Pro and what in the world Apple is thinking as it develops an augmented-reality headset. We’ve also got updates on Apple’s TV venture, the future and influence of the iPhone X, and Apple Pay for iMessage.

#166: The Machine That Makes Money

November 6th, 2017 · 96 minutes

Myke abandons the #plusclub for an iPhone X, and compares notes with Jason after a week of using Apple’s new phone. We also discuss Apple’s latest quarterly results, which show great news and the promise of a record-setting holiday quarter to come.

#165: The iPhone X Review

October 31st, 2017 · 93 minutes

This week is all about the iPhone X, which Jason reviewed and now has in his hands to answer Myke's—and your—questions.

#164: The Lost Phone for Nerds

October 23rd, 2017 · 86 minutes

What if Jason went to a tech conference with a new iPhone and nobody cared? We discuss the curious case of the iPhone 8, the challenges of trying to launch video streaming services, and the future of the Mac as viewed through the inbox of Apple execs.

#163: Kindle Bubbles

October 16th, 2017 · 90 minutes

This week there's a bunch of news from the world of entertainment. Apple's new TV execs made their first big deal in Hollywood, which brings up lots of questions about what Apple's video service will be and when it will arrive.

#162: The Spider Is a Metaphor

October 9th, 2017 · 78 minutes

Jason’s iMac gets a unwelcome visitor and he ponders an upgrade--but is the iMac Pro overkill, or a wise investment? Also, an influx of new emoji are coming to iOS and macOS in the near future, which is more important than you’d think.

#161: I Look at My Phone and the Money Leaves

October 2nd, 2017 · 100 minutes

Myke and Jason have taken delivery of the Apple TV 4K and have some initial thoughts, Apple gives us a deeper dive into how Face ID works, and Amazon introduces many Echos. Plus, this entire description now fits in a tweet... if you’re special.

#160: A Helipad on Your Table

September 25th, 2017 · 126 minutes

Jason and Myke discuss the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, plus there’s a little bit about macOS High Sierra. And then Myke at the Movies is back with “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”