Upgrade

Upgrade looks at how companies including Apple, Amazon and Google shape the technology in our lives and how people do creative work in the digital age.

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#104: I Really Do Want to Win

August 29th, 2016 · 69 minutes

An Apple event is happening next week! So it’s time for Jason and Myke to make their predictions for the announcements in the most competitive way possible—by drafting the top 20 announcements they think we’ll see.


#103: Significant Figures

August 22nd, 2016 · 100 minutes

Special guest Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about reviews, ratings, Rotten Tomatoes, mice, thumbs up and thumbs down, using numbers to quantify the unquantifiable, when it's appropriate to show grown-up media to kids, and a whole lot more.


#102: Cautionary Tale of Laptops

August 16th, 2016 · 102 minutes

This week's episode was recorded with Jason and Myke in the same room! Before they high five, they discuss iPad keyboards, MacBook Pro upgrades, Castro 2 and podcast innovation, and Tim Cook getting chatty with the press.


#101: It Works Great in California

August 8th, 2016 · 103 minutes

This week we discuss Fast Company’s visit to the Apple cafeteria, Mark Gurman’s reappearance as an Apple rumor expert, and Recode’s Apple TV guide rumors, plus Myke reviews the new version of Pocket Casts.


#100: The Least Less

August 1st, 2016 · 108 minutes

In our hundredth episode, Jason and Myke break down Apple’s quarterly results, ponder its TV strategy, and Myke reluctantly views one of Jason’s favorite movies for an all-new Myke at the Movies.


#99: Disciplined Cash Machine

July 25th, 2016 · 86 minutes

Scrivener for iOS and a new mechanical keyboard for iPad arrived at Jason’s house this week. We discuss using a specialized writing tool for longform work and the challenges of building an iPad keyboard that doesn’t turn the iPad into a laptop. Plus we recap the latest trailers from Comic-Con.


#98: Accidental Comics Podcast 🤓

July 18th, 2016 · 83 minutes

In celebration of World Emoji Day and Comic-Con, Jason and Myke discuss how we use emojis and why they’re a valuable addition to online dialogue, and then break down the best options for digital comic-book reading. Plus there’s a whole lot of follow-up and plenty of #askupgrade.


#97: We Used Our Power For Pizza

July 11th, 2016 · 80 minutes

Listeners suggest naming schemes for Myke’s devices, Jason and Myke adapt to Apple’s new public betas, we discuss the future of iPad software updates, and Jason gets frustrated by the lack of updates to iCloud Family Sharing.


#96: Two Ports is One More Port than One Port

July 4th, 2016 · 91 minutes

In this episode there’s a bunch of headphone-jack followup, then we discuss Apple’s relationships with Spotify and Tidal, before Myke asks Jason about his own independence on Independence Day.


#95: Don't Bring the Pain without the Benefit

June 27th, 2016 · 93 minutes

Apple ditches the Thunderbolt Display, Jason takes macOS Sierra for a spin, and we debate the merits of Apple removing old technology from its products.