Justified’s Mags Bennett’s hardscrabble acceptance of the inevitable loss of youth and relevance nicely sums up the end of the traditional iPod line as today the iPod classic disappeared from the Apple Store. While this iPod had its charms—primarily its storage capacity—the time for mid-priced single-purpose hard-drive driven music players has passed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.