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#129: Disneyland for Developers

February 20th, 2017 · 126 minutes

How will Apple’s WWDC be different now that it’s moving back to San Jose from San Francisco? Why is The Iconfactory kickstarting a new version of Twitterrific for Mac? And in this episode, Myke at the Movies travels back in time to 1984 for “The Terminator."


#128: Is It Any Weirder than Dashboard?

February 13th, 2017 · 79 minutes

Jason and Myke deal with a mountain of follow-up from last week’s episode about the present and future of the iPad, and then ponder what Apple’s long-term strategy for the Mac might be.


#127: Congratulations, You're an Analyst

February 6th, 2017 · 84 minutes

This week Myke runs the numbers and shows why the decline of the iPad is overhyped and why it’s a more popular computing device than the Mac. Plus we break down Apple’s latest financial results and define what a quarter means.


#126: Spinny Propellery Guy

January 30th, 2017 · 90 minutes

This week Jason and Myke try out a bunch of new Apple betas, Apple makes big changes in App review, Jason finds his favorite iPad Pro keyboard, and we get prepared for Apple’s quarterly financial report.


#125: A Bear Did it For Me

January 23rd, 2017 · 91 minutes

This week Jason makes the case for a new size of iPad Pro and an external Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. We also discuss Samsung's explanation for the exploding Galaxy Note 7 and Apple's updates to Logic and GarageBand.


#124: There Are Always Gates

January 16th, 2017 · 99 minutes

Jason and Myke break down the second annual Six Colors Apple Report Card, as three dozen Apple watchers grade how the company did in 2016—and Myke chimes in with his own votes.


#123: Sheer Gadget Magnetism

January 9th, 2017 · 96 minutes

Jason and Myke return from their well-deserved holiday to discuss the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Jason’s reactions to the iPhone back in the day. Then we tell the tale of the day San Diego got Ahoy Telephoned.


#122: The 2016 Upgradies

January 2nd, 2017 · 125 minutes

Once again, Myke and Jason pick their favorite products of the year! But this year, they are aided in their pursuit of excellent by the votes of you, the loyal Upgradians.


#121: All Talk and No Trousers

December 26th, 2016 · 98 minutes

This week it’s all about the Mac, as Jason and Myke discuss Tim Cook’s attempts to reassure the concerned Mac user base, Bloomberg’s report about Apple’s Mac product-release struggles, and if the Mac is really a truck at all.


#120: Time Is a Better Indicator of Time

December 19th, 2016 · 116 minutes

This week, Jason reviews the AirPods while Myke waits for his to arrive. We also discuss Apple’s removal of the battery indicator from MacBooks, and at the very end of the show do a special Myke at the Movies review of “Rogue One."