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Latest Episodes

#20: You Cannot Win an Effort War

January 26th, 2015 · 93 minutes

Jason and Myke debate the utility of a stylus for the iPad, Jason falls through a time warp into the '90s to convert some VHS tapes to digital format, and we follow up on items from various podcasts... not all of them this one.

#19: Marco Marketing

January 19th, 2015 · 105 minutes

Jason and Myke tackle upgrading versus sticking with what you know, take Apple's CarPlay for a powerslide, judge the financial success of Apps in the App Store, and cover more on battery life and the 12" Air. Plus they answer your burning questions!

#18: Special Interface Snowflake

January 12th, 2015 · 97 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss the rumored 12" MacBook Air, how Apple approaches battery life on iOS devices, Apple software quality, uses of scripting and automation, Siracusa-style window management, and the first time Jason ever picked up an iPhone.

#17: Somewhere on The Monorail

January 5th, 2015 · 101 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss Apple's software quality issues and the difficulty in diagnosing problems from outside an organization, why Family Sharing is a problematic feature, and what's good and bad about CES.

#16: The 2014 Upgradies

December 29th, 2014 · 142 minutes

This episode of Upgrade plays host to the first ever 'Upgradies' awards! Jason and Myke talk about some of their favourite gadgets, games and podcasts of the year, amongst many other categories.

#15: Upgradians of the Galaxy

December 23rd, 2014 · 63 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss workstation ergonomics, traveling with technology, and how they deal with online security, then debate how to collectively name the listeners of the show.

#14: The Marvel of the Buttermilk Biscuit

December 15th, 2014 · 84 minutes

This week Myke and Jason discuss the etiquette of digital gifts, compare how they use their iOS devices compared to their Macs, and decide on a collective name for listeners of the show.

#13: #AskUpgrade

December 8th, 2014 · 86 minutes

This week Jason and Myke discuss the varying ways that you can support yourself financially when undertaking a creative endeavour and why it's important to consider their positive and negative effects.

#12: Plant and Analyze

December 2nd, 2014 · 97 minutes

This week Jason and Myke address some holiday follow up, before talking about democratising podcasting and conducting a (very slow) lightning round.

#11: Drifting Shower Schedule

November 24th, 2014 · 97 minutes

This week Jason and Myke are joined by Greg Knauss. They talk about whether web comments are a good thing and what it's really like to work for yourself. Greg and Jason also quiz Myke on Thanksgiving.