The Prompt

The Prompt
The Prompt was a weekly panel discussion on technology, and the culture surrounding Apple and related companies. It was hosted by Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley, and Stephen Hackett. The Prompt became Connected when Relay FM launched. Hosted by Myke Hurley, Stephen Hackett, and Federico Viticci.

57: World’s Greatest Finale
Jul 16, 2014 • 63 min
The young men (and Stephen) of The Prompt gather one last time and discuss Overcast and IBM.
56: Stephen for Calendars
Jul 9, 2014 • 94 min
Myke, Federico and Stephen follow-up on Sherlocking and discuss photo management in the light of the upcoming Photos app from Apple. Then Myke shares his experience with Android Wear and the Weekly Picks sound effect gets played for the first time in ages
55: Sherlocked
Jul 2, 2014 • 89 min
This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico revisit Google TV and Android L, then discuss the phenomenon of Sherlocking.
54: Asking for a Jetpack Too Soon
Jun 25, 2014 • 96 min
Federico, Myke and Stephen (Yo!) learn about unlocking British (Yo!) iPhones, visit LinkedIn, try to (Yo!) understand Slingshot and walk through (Yo!) Google I/O.
53: Scanning Broccoli in to Amazon
Jun 18, 2014 • 78 min
With summer here, the boys stay cool with topics ranging from Apple’s “new” iMac, Handoff and the Amazon Fire Phone.
52: Koala Consortium
Jun 11, 2014 • 89 min
This week Stephen leaves Federico and Myke to celebrate The Prompt’s first anniversary on their own. However, they have the help of David Smith to discuss the App Store after WWDC—as well as a whole host of follow-up and fun.
51: Developer Christmas
Jun 4, 2014 • 69 min
Mostly live from San Francisco, Myke, Federico and Stephen discuss the events of the WWDC 2014 keynote.
50: All the Little Ridges
May 28, 2014 • 79 min
Still reeling from the Apple/Beats news, the boys sit down to talk about music, apps and WWDC.
49: Nights in the Other Room
May 21, 2014 • 87 min
With an international shortage of Apple news, Myke, Federico and Stephen take on a pile of listener questions.
48: Complicated Thoughts on the Subject
May 14, 2014 • 66 min
This week, the boys throw themselves a selfie parade and Stephen reads an ancient Apple support document. Then they break down the rumors around Beats and iOS 8 on the iPad.
47: What’s a Cupcake?
May 7, 2014 • 89 min
This week, Federico, Myke and Stephen deal with some follow-up before discussing their hopes for iOS 8, the dream that was while restoring balance to the Force in the Apple ecosystem.
46: Is It Okay To Be Nervous?
Apr 30, 2014 • 65 min
This week, with Myke at the Úll Conference, the Southern one and the Italian one discuss WebObjects, the recent MacBook Air update and OS X’s possible impending redesign before talking about what may be ailing the iPad as a product.
45: Ask the Windows People
Apr 23, 2014 • 79 min
This week, the boys discuss honeymoon etiquette and dispense financial wisdom about AAPL before discussing Loom, Apple’s new environmental video, MacStories 4.0 and the new OS X Beta Seed Program.
44: The Problem and the Solution
Apr 16, 2014 • 70 min
This week, Stephen, Federico and Myke re-visit Carousel, Greg Christie’s departure from Apple and CarPlay. Then, Federico buys a shirt on the air and leads a discussion about boredom with apps, tinkering with setups and feature creep in apps and services.
43: I Am Your Middleman
Apr 9, 2014 • 84 min
This week, Federico, Myke and Stephen reflect on their input into the world of dental healthcare, then move on to discuss Dropbox’s recent news, shake-ups in Apple’s design department and the WWDC lottery system.
42: Beautiful Flower
Apr 2, 2014 • 80 min
This week, 5by5’s international trio of Apple users discuss Microsoft and Android (with an awesome special guest). They also announce a revolutionary new photo management service.
41: Progress, Not A Revolution
Mar 26, 2014 • 85 min
With Stephen being away this week, Myke and Federico talk about the things they always talk about—music services and video games. More specifically, advancements to iTunes Radio and Facebook buying Oculus.
40: The World’s Greatest City
Mar 19, 2014 • 94 min
Federico, Myke and Stephen celebrate The Prompt’s ruby anniversary by discussing how Google approaches wearables (and how Apple may move in a different direction), Checkmark 2, iOS 8 rumors and the recent changes Apple has made to its iPhone and iPad line
39: The Friendly President
Mar 12, 2014 • 90 min
This week, Federico, Stephen and Myke discuss crashing in your pocket, lists on your wrist and publishing dreams on the Internet.
38: 45 Minutes in Traffic
Mar 5, 2014 • 56 min
Myke and Stephen take a trip through the show’s Inbox, then discuss CarPlay and experiment with using FaceTime Audio to record the podcast.
37: The World’s Greatest Podcast Title
Feb 26, 2014 • 70 min
This week, Myke returns to talk to Federico and Stephen about challenges developers face in the Mac and iOS App Stores with special guest David Barnard.
36: An Isolated Experiment
Feb 19, 2014 • 72 min
After recovering from the news about Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp, Stephen and Federico discuss the problems users face while using Apple’s App Stores.
35: Rage Quit the Vibrate
Feb 12, 2014 • 79 min
Myke, Federico and Stephen celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking some heat about baseball and talking about smelly iBooks, Myke’s Pebble and Flappy Bird.
34: One Chance With Jony
Feb 5, 2014 • 80 min
This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico discuss how little they know about baseball, then move onto Evernote for iOS 7 and Unread for iPhone. After talking about what Mac Myke should buy for his studio, the boys make some weekly picks.
33: A Formal Dinner For Business
Jan 29, 2014 • 97 min
This week, Federico, Myke and Stephen discuss “paymium” apps and what happens when tech products become fashion accessories.
32: +K in Positive Thinking
Jan 22, 2014 • 106 min
This week, 5by5’s most intrepid trio are back at it, discussing Beats Music, Myke’s iPad and the original Macintosh.
31: Viticci Seal Of Quality
Jan 15, 2014 • 94 min
This week Myke and Federico explore the possibility of an iPad pro and the different routes Apple could take to build this mythical product. There’s also an ‘after show’ discussing Polygon’s Game of the Year awards and what games they have been playing re
30: The Internet in Your Pocket
Jan 9, 2014 • 155 min
On the seventh anniversary of the original iPhone announcement, the boys take a look back at Steve Jobs’ keynote.
29: All I Have Is My Hope
Jan 2, 2014 • 72 min
To ring in 2014, Myke, Federico and Stephen talk about Google services and popular alternatives.
28: Too Long; Didn’t Listen
Dec 26, 2013 • 83 min
This week, the boys talk about music consumption.
27: Cinderella And The 9 Dwarfs
Dec 18, 2013 • 59 min
This week – without their Southern Belle – Federico and Myke discuss iOS7 design and accessibility options, the new Mac Pro and Federico’s new iPhone.
26: What the Bleep is a Pepper Jack?
Dec 11, 2013 • 73 min
This week, free of British tyranny, Federico and Stephen discuss iBeacons, Feedly, Federico’s friends and Stephen’s new business idea.
25: A Skilled Keypunch Operator
Dec 4, 2013 • 70 min
This week, the young men of The Prompt are taught many things by the good Dr. Drang.
24: Two Weeks of Repressed Emotions
Nov 27, 2013 • 89 min
This week, Federico returns with lots to say to Stephen and Myke about working on the iPad.
23: Radioactive Chocolate Cake
Nov 20, 2013 • 62 min
This week, Jason Snell puts on his best Italian accent and joins Stephen and Myke to talk about online collaboration, keyboards and the third rail of 5by5 podcasting — comic books.
22: The Barter System
Nov 13, 2013 • 71 min
Joined by Matthew Alexander, Stephen and Myke wade through a mountain of follow-up, discuss the iPad mini with Retina display, Netflix, fitness trackers and the means of payment used in Tennessee, Hawaii and parts of Europe.
21: Screenshot Patrol
Nov 6, 2013 • 63 min
This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen re-visit iWork and product screenshots, then discuss the iPad Air and Everpix.
Oct 30, 2013 • 80 min
This week on The Prompt, Federico, Myke and Stephen talk about new apps, complain about the miserable service that is iWork for iCloud and think aloud about FaceTime Audio.
19: OS X Viterbos
Oct 23, 2013 • 87 min
This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico talk about OS X Mavericks, break down the news from Apple’s fall event and complain about GarageBand.
18: The Federico Special
Oct 16, 2013 • 69 min
With Stephen away this week, Federico and Myke spend some time discussing the magic behind iOS automation and URL schemes. They finish the show with a short discussion about Nintendo (of course).
17: My Brain is Opening a Bit
Oct 9, 2013 • 69 min
This week, the boys discuss Myke’s heritage and Hazel rules, Federico’s dreams and phones and Stephen’s thoughts on Mavericks and Kanye.
16: The Mind of the Underscore
Oct 2, 2013 • 52 min
This week, Myke and Stephen are joined by David Smith. They talk about App Store pricing and more.
15: XOXO Gossip Myke
Sep 25, 2013 • 76 min
Reunited after a week without Myke, the boys are back to discuss XOXO, iPhone sales, App Store update woes and revisit digital photo management, with the the help of Bradley Chambers.
14: Everyone Was Sad But Me
Sep 18, 2013 • 62 min
With Myke on holiday at XOXO, Federico and Stephen talk about iOS 7, the deluge of new iOS apps and iOS in the car, with the help of a special guest.
13: S for Sfingerprint
Sep 11, 2013 • 76 min
The day after Apple’s 2013 iPhone event, The Prompt co-hosts discuss the keynote, iPhone 5c, the 5s and more.
12: The Mafia is Aligning Your Dock
Sep 4, 2013 • 82 min
This week on The Prompt, Federico, Stephen and Myke discuss Nintendo-focused blogging, Federico’s town and MacBook Air, as well as iPhone keynotes.
11: He’s A Player, Not A Gamer
Aug 28, 2013 • 82 min
With Stephen away this week, Myke and Federico discuss being a Twitter power user, the Nintendo 2DS, the Wii U and compare Nintendo to Apple.
10: X
Aug 21, 2013 • 63 min
On the 10th episode of the The Prompt, Federico, Myke and Stephen discuss their awesome fans, Apple and gaming and gold-colored iPhones. They close with Federico’s review of Editorial for iPad, a discussion about creating things on the Internet and Stephe
9: You’ll Live to Regret That Decision
Aug 14, 2013 • 59 min
With Federico on the beach, Myke and Stephen discuss Larry Ellison, the future of Apple and iPhone rumors.
8: A Man Of Simple Needs
Aug 7, 2013 • 74 min
This week, Myke, Stephen and Federico review rap records, customer service at electronic stories and Italian car advertisements. Federico then yells about Apple’s cloud services, and the guys discuss passwords in Chrome and the iPad’s interface.
7: Senior VP of Selfies
Jul 31, 2013 • 70 min
This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen re-visit the Developer Center outage, then talk about Google’s apps on iOS and Stephen’s Nexus 7. Wrapping up, they move on to discuss tablet usage and some awesome apps.
6: Up Next Yesterday
Jul 24, 2013 • 58 min
This week, everyone’s favorite international trio discuss a truckload of follow-up, then move on to talk about Apple’s developer site and quarterly results then Google’s new Nexus 7 and Chromecast TV dongle. Myke interrupts the show to find Federico’s alt
5: Casually Eating Pasta Alone
Jul 17, 2013 • 52 min
This week, the boys discuss Nokia, Logic Pro X, tinkering, and re-evaluating workflows in light of new OS releases.
4: An Annoying Mispronunciation
Jul 10, 2013 • 56 min
This week on The Prompt, Myke and Stephen discuss Federico’s absence, Myke’s recent government questioning and then cameras and photo management with correspondent Shawn Blanc.
3: You Don’t Want to Hug Your iMac
Jul 3, 2013 • 62 min
With the summer heat beating down upon them, Federico and Myke support Stephen during his time of confession, have a memorial service for their very first iPhones, discuss RSS, fashion and more.
2: Explode Into a Pile of Stars
Jun 26, 2013 • 54 min
This week, the 5by5 delegates to the UN from England, Italy and Tennessee gather to discuss some follow up, Windows and the Apple cult.
1: You’re Thinking of Pitchforks
Jun 19, 2013 • 61 min
This week, Myke, Stephen and Federico gather from across the globe to discuss WWDC, beekeeping and some of their new favorite apps.