When a rumor swirls, what can you do but give into its pull? We do so by considering what Apple might announce at a rumored October 16 event. From there we question just how many times HP can split before it entirely disappears, ponder what a Facebook Like is worth in real currency, and pick our most intriguing Yosemite features.
Last week we said goodbye to Serenity and this week we welcome Susie Ochs, Macworld’s new executive editor. On our inaugural episode we discuss exactly how unwise it is to use Google Glass while driving, the bunkum behind the bendable iPhone, the private nature of the iPhone 6 models (and how it makes law enforcement unhappy), and Apple and the Smugglers Index.
In our last episode together we end with a bang—discussing sooo many iPhones sold over the past weekend, the iPhone 6 as a point-and-shoot replacement, iOS 8 quirks, and why Chris has given up on jailbreaking his devices.
In what can only be described as a wacky week, we get together to discuss some of its events including massive iPhone 6 pre-orders (and some of the difficulties actually placing those orders), our favorite iOS 8 features, Tim Cook taking charge, and significant changes here at Macworld.
After weeks of speculation we know something of what Apple has planned for late this year and early next—two new iPhone models, a new way of making payments, and a multi-talented wearable technology termed the Apple Watch. Serenity had some hands on time with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as the Apple Watch and has a lot to say about all of them.
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.