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#71: Muffingate

January 11th, 2016 · 65 minutes

Will Apple remove the headphone jack when it releases the iPhone 7? Myke thinks it’s inevitable, while Jason is skeptical. Your hosts also revisit baked goods in the British Empire, and discuss Twitter’s possible expansion to 10,000 characters.

#70: I Could Call My iPhone a Muffin

January 4th, 2016 · 79 minutes

Myke and Jason ring in the new year with discussions about CES, Twitter, awards, mailbags, and last year.

#69: The 2015 Upgradies

December 28th, 2015 · 86 minutes

With a little help from their Relay FM co-hosts, Myke and Jason present awards to the best (and worst) of the year in the second annual Upgradies.

#68: The Cryogenic Chamber of Topics

December 21st, 2015 · 124 minutes

This week Myke and Jason talk about Amazon drones, Christmas traditions, and Apple’s product-release strategy. And at the end of the episode, we discuss “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in a special Myke at the Movies installment.

#67: Part Spite, Part Strategy

December 14th, 2015 · 82 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discover who’s using LaunchPad, dissect Jason’s purchase of an iPad Pro, discuss a new podcast-recording service that works in a browser, and answer your questions.

#66: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good Apps?

December 7th, 2015 · 88 minutes

Myke returns from his trip to New York to the bad news that Dropbox has killed Mailbox and that Sketch has abandoned the Mac App Store. But he’s cheered up by Jason’s news that he might be keeping the iPad Pro after all.

#65: Holiday Firewall

November 30th, 2015 · 130 minutes

Special guest host Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about the holidays, Apple TV, iPad Pro, and how to recommend Apple products.

#64: The Law of the Large

November 23rd, 2015 · 126 minutes

This week Serenity Caldwell re-joins Myke so that they can talk about their first Apple Pencil experiences. Then Myke quizzes Jason about his iPad Pro review and the new Six Colors subscription drive. Finally, we return to Myke at the Movies.

#63: Crying about the Peripherals

November 16th, 2015 · 106 minutes

The iPad Pro has arrived, and Myke and Jason are joined by special guest Serenity Caldwell to discuss our first impressions of the new product, our iPad workflows, and the frustrating lack of availability of the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

#62: I Am Nerd Face Guy

November 9th, 2015 · 75 minutes

This week we extoll the virtues of emoji and how it could be better, and Myke finds his perfect emoji at last 🤓. We also preview the iPad Pro, talk about how we’re using our iPads today, revisit Myke’s external storage needs, and follow up on week two of