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Latest Episodes

#496: 40th Anniversary of the Mac Draft

January 22nd, 2024 · 148 minutes

Celebrating 40 years of the Mac, we've gathered an all-star panel of longtime Mac users to pick the best Macs, Mac software, and Mac accessories, as well as induct a few events or devices into the Mac Hall of Shame.

#495: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

January 15th, 2024 · 89 minutes

Vision Pro orders are happening this Friday, with the product shipping in a few weeks. We break down Apple's announcement strategy and our reactions to the reactions to the news.

#494: Copyright Violation Machine

January 8th, 2024 · 85 minutes

Jason and Myke are back just in time to miss the Vision Pro shipping news, but they've still got time to catch up on the news they missed and preview their expectations for the year to come.

#493: Upgradies Hall of Fame

January 1st, 2024 · 76 minutes

Happy New Year! In this extra-special episode, Jason and Myke pick their favorite Upgradies winners of the past ten years in each Upgradies category.

#492: The 2023 Upgrade Holiday Special

December 25th, 2023 · 70 minutes

Twitter was dead, to begin with. Five years later, we look at the Ghost Of Apple Future from a different perspective. There's also some Holiday Ask Upgrade. And who let that history podcast in here?

#491: The 2023 Upgradies

December 18th, 2023 · 117 minutes

It's time for the 10th Annual Upgradies! Myke and Jason discuss their favorites of 2023, take the input of many Upgradians, and hand out awards in numerous categories! Only the finest will walk away with the most coveted of titles: Upgradies Winner.

#490: The Cat Has a Team of Lawyers

December 11th, 2023 · 100 minutes

John Siracusa joins Jason to discuss Beeper, this week's Apple OS updates, next year's expected Apple hardware (including iPads, Macs, and Vision Pro), and the power of the defaults on macOS. Also: How to eat cereal.

#489: The Future Is on CompuServe

December 4th, 2023 · 111 minutes

Myke returns to the show to discuss chip packaging (in the U.S.A.) and the potential of AI models to make using a computer easier. Then, by request, we spend some time talking about how we got into this business.

#488: The New Numbers

November 27th, 2023 · 106 minutes

James Thomson joins Jason to celebrate Cyber Monday, generate an Apple Buying Guide, grapple with subscription (and human) burnout, and explore spatial videos and the current state of visionOS development.

#487: Under the Thumb of Qualcomm

November 20th, 2023 · 102 minutes

The possibilities that Apple will release a lower-cost MacBook, Apple's difficulties in building a 5G radio to rival Qualcomm, Apple attempts to appease the EU by adopting RCS, and all hell breaks loose with OpenAI.