You won't believe what we talk about on this week's podcast!!!

Things have been a little quiet in Cupertino in the last week but that doesn’t mean the technology world has stopped spinning. In this week’s podcast we address issues including iPhone 5 battery replacements, John Gruber’s number crunching, Facebook as arbiter of worthy headlines, why Microsoft’s Surface 2 may be under water, and what TiVo is doing for cable cutters.

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When Big Brother is your Mom

As we wait for August to wind down and a fresh crop of Apple products to sprout in September we manage to find other things to talk about. This week that includes Apple and diversity, calling your mother (or else!), whether we’re so human-impaired that we need Facebook to tell what is and isn’t a joke, a list of iPhone 6 rumors, and a heartfelt “well done” to Apple for a just as heartfelt commercial.

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Siri ate my homework!

In this episode we learn something of Apple’s internal training programs, question whether a packed-to-the-gills App Store can be curated, examine just how much evil can found within each fluid ounce of Facebook Messenger, imagine a future with Siri on the Mac, and ponder greater integration of women in tech.

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We've got the Beats

In this episode senior editor Dan Frakes joins me to chat about Apple's advertising strategies, the future of the App Store, Apple's integration with new acquisition Beats Music, and a little bit about the many man-hours put into testing OS X Yosemite Beta.

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The mall of small apps

In this episode we talk about a couple Apple acquisitions that might make it easier for you to find podcasts and books that you’ll enjoy, the beef between Bose and Beats, why we think Beats is all that, and why Microsoft and Samsung picking on Apple is probably a good thing.

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Blackberry filling

In this episode we discuss why a partnership between Apple and IBM makes sense, the kind of work an iPad is really suited for (“Lots!” says Tim Cook), the EU Commission and its feelings about in-app purchases, and what 10 bucks buys at a limited unlimited library.

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Itching for an iPad

While Serenity spends the week ransacking her parents’ home seeking the treasures of her youth, we delve into such matters as the changing (and downsized) face of Microsoft, the vanishment of the iLife and iWork brands, a question of Kickstarter co-opting, and I-spy-with-my-little-eye, China!

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