WWDC '14 Roundup

In this special edition of the podcast we’re joined by Macworld editor Dan Miller, who—like the rest of our crew—kept a close eye on Apple’s WWDC announcements. We took several moments out of a busy day to discuss what was announced, what it means, and how it was presented. If you’re interested in our take on Mac OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, and the import of the arcane tools used to build the software you love, listen in.

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Podcast: Everything's awesome, nobody's happy

After casting a brief WTF at the reliability of weather apps, we scrutinize rumors surrounding Apple and home automation, get the tiniest bit weary with more news of Apple/Samsung court capers, honor (and pity) Australians with hacked iCloud accounts, and marvel—through the eyes of children—at the progress of technology in the past few decades.

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Podcast: Nicely done!

Spring is here and love is in the air! At least it seems to be if you’re Apple and Google or AT&T and DirecTV. (Though these affairs are likely of the more sordid commercial variety.) In addition to these corporate hookups, we discuss alleged changes coming to Apple retail stores and why the heck iTunes updates seem to be occasionally problematic.

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Podcast: We got the Beats!

We refuse to open the description of this week’s podcast with a stuttering ch-ch-ch David Bowie reference, but honestly, changes is what this week’s podcast is all about. We begin by discussion possible changes to the form and size of the next generation of iPhones, move smoothly into Apple’s possible acquisition of Beats Music, take a left turn at the departure of Apple’s VP of Worldwide Corporate Communications, and finally swing back around to a favorite topic—how the FCC’s Tom Wheeler is trying to portray his recent remouthing of plans to destroy Net Neutrality as a serious change in direction.

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Podcast: The boulevard of broken dreams

This week the Caldwell/Breen team rejoins to discuss the broken dreams of those who were hoping for iWatch and new Apple TV announcements at WWDC, what makes fitness apps and devices so attractive for some, the good and evil of Find My iPhone, how this whole Net Neutrality thing is already starting to unravel, and what a future Apple retail store might offer.

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Podcast: Comics are funny 'til someone gets hurt

In this week’s podcast we welcome another Dan (Frakes, in this case) to mull over the news of the week. And that news is contentious indeed. We begin by talking about the effects of Amazon’s acquisition of the ComiXology app (good for Amazon, bad for the comic book culture). We then peek, in a confused sort of way, into a future MacBook Air upgrade that, to you now, is a thing of the past. Next we climb on a high horse and say unkind things about the FCC and its chairman. And we finish by climbing atop the higher horse standing on the previous horse’s back and rant a bit about how large companies can get away with all kinds of untoward actions provided they have the cash on hand to pay their way out of their poor behavior.

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