Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device

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80: I refuse to get a superior experience
Dec 10 • 75 min
Nati’s wooden roof is making some noise, and Greg is moving to a new house which is why we have pre-recorded this episode in which we talk about why the sound quality is important to us, Apple Music coming to the Alexa ecosystem and what makes Apple…
79: 5G all the things! with special guest Matteo Doni
Dec 9 • 91 min
We are joined by Matteo Doni who tells us all about 5G, what it will bring and why it will matter in about 4 year time… Also we talked about Google’s messaging service hurdles and why they push RCS, and touch a bit about Tumbler’s decision to…
78: Bitten by a British spider
Dec 1 • 80 min
Greg’s shoulder is doing fine and he is hammering on the best micro-podcast named Greg Morris while Nati gets back from a(nother) working trip, this time in -12. Nati got his Apple Watch Series 4, so we talk a bit about getting used to the size…
77: You don’t sound Russian mate
Nov 25 • 82 min
Greg goes head to head with Tom Warren’s tweet that ignited Twitter, as Nati argues that tech reviewers have turned too techie for most of the people, with regards to the discussion about the place of the iPad in the world. Also, we talk about iPhone…
76: A tight race to the bottom of privacy
Nov 17 • 77 min
Greg ponders about his podcasts listening habits, as both of our hosts agree that they need to diverge a bit with their podcast flavors. Nati takes Greg through the latest turnaround in the Apple - Qualcomm battle, as it seems…
75: What’s a professional? ​
Nov 11 • 75 min
Nati tells Greg about his weird dream about being late to recording, and also how he enjoyed Maniac on Netflix. Greg, which was late to recording the podcast, gets his personal podcast on iTunes. We also talk about the new iPad Pro, as Greg…
74: A Batman Sport Loop
Nov 4 • 70 min
Nati got an Apple Watch Series 4 but there’s a catch… & Greg is recovering from his shoulder surgery. But it doesn’t stop us from discussing all of the new things (well the things that interest us) that Apple introduced at their 2nd Autumn…
73: Make the iPhone black again
Oct 25 • 76 min
MKBHD’s performance at the Joe Rogan show kickstarts our thoughts about YouTuber personas and YouTube clickbait. Also, due to Greg’s upcoming surgery, Nati reflects about his OR experiences. Then we dive into iPhone X🅁, as the reviews are out…
72: Hide and seek user interface
Oct 21 • 77 min
Nati is podcasting from his shadeless office absorbing the morning sun, while Greg sits in an overly illuminated office which is out of his iPhone XS control. But all of this doesn’t stop us from talking about Google’s decision to start charging…
71: Jony Ive would just die if he’d see it 🤦‍♂️
Oct 14 • 72 min
This week we talked about Google’s Hardware event in which they unveiled the Pixel: Phone and slate and also the Google Home Hub. We went diving into Google’s strategy with the Pixel phones, how come they are not given for free, the move from a…
70: Capitalist meditation 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️
Oct 6 • 72 min
Nati managed to persuade Greg to install iOS 12.1 beta 2, luring him with new Emoji but also solving the iPhone XS charging issue. Also, we talked about messaging services, and why Nati secretly hoped for iMessage to win over WhatsApp, why Telegram…
69: Selfies with the meteor
Sep 30 • 82 min
Greg refuses to admit he is back from his vacation, in which everyone (not Greg) around him was on their mobile phones. Also, Greg comes back to logging workouts on his new Apple Watch, which makes us ponder what should be credited as workouts…
68: Take my kidney Apple
Sep 14 • 104 min
We talked about the things that we found interesting in the Apple September event in the usual BYOD style, but not before we update on the status of Greg’s mobile devices and talk about the most important thing that happened in the last week -…
67: I try to escape and you drag me back in
Sep 8 • 80 min
Nati is dragging Greg back into the technology realm, as we discuss what is the potential of Apple Pencil support on the iPhones, how we use 3D Touch and how it is similar to the Note’s S-Pen. Also, we touch about some iPhone and Watch rumors…
66: I like AirPower is now a verb
Aug 31 • 79 min
Greg gets a Note 9, so Nati has to grill him on the choice of his new Android device, as we discuss why Greg finds Android exciting, the experience with Bixby, how the Note 9 handles dual-SIM and more. We also talk about why Twitter eventually wins,…
65: The followup has taken over the show
Aug 18 • 83 min
We started talking about Twitter as a followup, which stretched for an hour before we even mentioned tech (per se). During our Twitter discussion, we talked about should companies decide what’s right and wrong in the news, what’s wrong in today’s…
64: I have my skepticism hat on
Aug 10 • 78 min
Nati voluntarily talks Android, as we discuss the Note 9 Unpack event in which Samsung introduced the new Note 9, the new Galaxy Watch - which still uses Tizen and Exynos (instead of Google’s WearOS and Qualcomm chips), and the new Galaxy Home speaker…
63: The one trillion dollar drinking game with special guest George Chachanidze
Aug 4 • 80 min
George from Snappy-Tech (Chachanidze) joins us this week and reveals the origins of Snappy-Tech, keyboard shortcuts when having a Windows PC, a Mac, and a Chrome OS devices, his Huawei P20 Pro that triggers Greg’s Trypophobia. We also talk about…
62: I just like shiny new stuff with special guest Russell Holly
Jul 29 • 73 min
Greg decides to do a proper podcast introduction for our special guest: Russell Holly, who joins us to talk about things he is interested about, multi-platform usage, how the Apple Watch changed his life in the last 3 years and the magic of the 3 ring…
61: The buzzword group
Jul 22 • 72 min
Greg complains about Carphone Warehouse that stole his money before we compare summer conditions in Israel and the UK. We tried to find some positive things with the new MacBook Pros - a solid upgrade - that continues the controversies around the…
60: The least bezeli phone with special guest Matteo Doni
Jul 14 • 88 min
We are joined by Matteo Doni who takes us through a trip of some obscure Android devices, as we talk about what is going on in the Android ecosystem of manufacturers and brands. In addition, we touch on the iPhone SE and the 4” form factor, the…
59: Bixby is jinxed
Jul 6 • 85 min
We start with a disciplinary hearing, as Nati has escaped (again…) from the jaws of being fired, by confusing Greg with silliness. We also talk shortly about the state of the iOS/watchOS/macOS betas, before discussing some of the upcoming iOS…
58: Darth Vader Can’t Play Cricket
Jun 30 • 82 min
After some issues, we start the podcast talking about the Fifa world cup and sports in general and somehow end up in Star Wars territory. Then we pivot into the 2019 iPhone line and the odd 6.1” iPhone, before moving to discuss Apple Watch bands, the…
57: Not everyone had the dark theme memo
Jun 22 • 80 min
We talk about Nati’s visit to London, and to the Facebook developer game summit. Nati also bought a HomePod so of course, we have to talk about it… In addition, we talk about USB-C on iPhones, USB-C as a whole and wireless charging. Also, new…
56: Even My Dog Doesn’t Know He’s A Dog
Jun 16 • 84 min
A trippy start to the show discusses our intent to move to FaceTime, names, and logos of products and brands, and what would have happened if Apple kept its original logo, and what if Apple’s next endeavor is cyders. We jump to talk about Nati’s trip…
55: I was expecting and one more thing: iOS dark mode
Jun 8 • 105 min
The WWDC show! Greg and Nati talk about the subjects they cared about from the WWDC keynote and announcements. Hosts Greg Morris - @GR36 Nati Shochat - @natisho Topics WWDC - WWDC in 14 minutes iOS 12 thoughts Do Not…
54: A reality slap to the face
Jun 2 • 72 min
Greg gives a few hints about a secretive new job interview, just before we announce that we WON’T GIVE ANY WWDC PREDICTIONS. However, each shares something he wants to see, and a wild thing that won’t happen. We also talk a bit about GDPR,…
53: Beaten up by a 6 year old with special guest Daryl Baxter
May 20 • 79 min
Daryl Baxter joins us again, to tell how it’s going with the Outpost podcast as Nati tricks Daryl and Greg to talk about the iPad instead of Google. We also talk about the iPhone SE rumors, computing and biometrics and what the heck is going on with…
52: I have one of those Floaty APKs with Special Guest Matt Birchler
May 13 • 78 min
Matt Birchler joins us to talk about “Micro Podcasts”, and dive into Google I/O talking about: How good has Google Assistant became, what are the social implications? surprisingly Assistant still takes some cues from Siri, can we trust Google News,…
51: I’ll have a number 2 & 200GB of iCloud storage
May 6 • 80 min
Nati moves into his house which marks a year of making BYOD Podcast! For the anniversary Greg and Nati talk about what they have learned during the last year, a bit about their recording equipment, and what have changed about their view about Apple….
50: I was definitely not asleep with special guest Timothy Buck
Apr 30 • 101 min
Timothy Buck joins Nati to discuss about product management and companies incentives. Also, we discuss about Apple’s iPhone strategy and how the iPhone SE and the iPhone X impact it, as gateways to Apple’s ecosystem and the overall direction of the…
49: Let’s throw an AppStore on it with special guest Ben Basche
Apr 22 • 98 min
Ben Basche joins us with a eulogy for his lost iPad Pro, as we talk about leaks and Apple’s culture of secrecy through the lens of story-telling. We also dive into Apple’s latest struggles with software quality, the value of the…
48: One mile selfie stick
Apr 13 • 76 min
Nati is trying to teach his dog to do the dishes, without success and Greg is doing some microphone acrobatics, as we talk about iTunes not being killed, why every change Twitter is doing gets so much criticism, (PRODUCT)RED iPhones, and…
47: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
Apr 7 • 86 min
We play with the idea of AI taking over pro applications, just before we discuss Apple’s recent push in AI with new key hirings, and when will these moves bear user-focused fruits. Also, we try to understand Apple’s latest iOS development schedule…
46: An Apple Pencil for scale
Mar 31 • 83 min
Greg is messing with his setup just before the show (again). But that doesn’t stop us from discussing the Apple education event which was boring because of us, and the story Apple tried to tell and how the Pencil fits in. We also talk about event…
45: Two devices we are not supposed to like
Mar 23 • 76 min
We ranked our favorite Apple products from the last 5 years, which seems to be a bit controversial. Also, we talk about Apple doubling down on owning the core tech of their devices, and how Chinese Android vendors are trying very hard to showcase…
44: Two personal assistants walk into a bar with special guest Guilherme Rambo
Mar 18 • 93 min
Gui (AKA Mr. Rambo) returns and pushes his luck again about his MacBook Pro’s keyboard, and revealed that Apple has a special way to calibrate 3D Touch on iPhone screens. Also, Greg and Gui talk about the HomePod experience and AirPlay bugs, which…
43: 4 fifths of a retina
Mar 11 • 82 min
We start with a non-follow-up (not on the list) about the Galaxy S9 and Samsung fans, bringing positivity to the world (via neural hacking), before diving about new iPad rumors, a cheaper MacBook Air and Watch apps. Hosts Greg…
42: Everyone gets offended
Mar 3 • 84 min
Greg’s raspberry pie and (expanding) home automation setup still works well, so we talked about the rumors about the 2018 iPhone line, and the baffling cheap(ish) entry-level iPhone X-looking, big-screened device. Before going into MWC and the new…
41: Vicious Banana Cupcakes
Feb 27 • 80 min
Greg returns from Ireland after he drank ridicules amounts of Guinness and Nati has a dust particle inside his MacBook Pro’s keyboard. We also talk about home automation, Digital Assistants, AirPods 2nd gen rumors, and bury Windows mobile efforts…
40: Senior citizen ready with special guest Matt Birchler
Feb 18 • 71 min
We are joined this week by Matt Birchler, who compares his Android experiment with Greg. We continue with Apple Watch, watchOS 5 wishlist, and the smartwatch landscape which has only 2 major players - Apple and Tizen powered Samsung Gear, going…
39: A mate in the can
Feb 11 • 57 min
Greg talks about his first impressions from the HomePod, and we touch about the strengths and weaknesses of the device, Also we talk about the (slightly confusing) controls, superb sound quality, and Siri’s shortcomings. Also, we discuss using Apple…
38: It’s a very snowy leopard
Feb 1 • 74 min
We talk about ML platforms, and how Facebook messenger’s chatbot failed while smart assistants won. We also discuss digital assistant and data collection. Greg ordered a HomePod and thinks that Siri should become a platform, and Nati hopes that the…
37: I was wrong to assume that back is back
Jan 26 • 78 min
Greg encounters some issues with data sync that messes his iMac. Nati’s MacBook Pro returns, plus some horror stories about Apple AppStore development. Also we dive into the new things that iOS 11.3 brings (in the 1st beta), and some clues about an…
36: Unapologetically empty with special guest Guilherme Rambo
Jan 19 • 92 min
This week, Guilherme Rambo (AKA Mr. Rambo) returns to talk about, The state of security in iOS and macOS, and the state of Jailbreaking which on iOS that rose up from the dead. We also talk about whether Apple should make their own smart-home devices,…
35: An iMac for dinosaurs
Jan 13 • 92 min
We looked at CES as a lens of what is going on in the tech scene, trying to separate the real trends from the concepts that will never ship. Also, we tried to predict how 2018 will be for Apple in various topics ranging from improving the software…
34: I’m not playing by your rules anymore
Dec 28, 2017 • 85 min
This week we talked about how the HomePod will be graded on the Echo/ Google Home curve, which explains it being late. Also, should tech companies be involved in global politics? and new year resolutions: meditation, improving our workflows, consuming…
33: It’s a feature, not a bug
Dec 24, 2017 • 77 min
Merry Christmas ya’ll! Can a skin fix the iPhone X’s Space Grey color by turning it to Black, or fix a phone scratch OCD? Well, we don’t know. What we do know is that battery life on iPhones become a huge scandal, as Apple addressed the iPhone -…
32: I said serious, not Siri
Dec 15, 2017 • 77 min
We sidetrack into movie land due to The Last Jedi release, but quickly return to the tech track, with Apple breaking security on HomeKit and fixing it rather quickly. And diving into security and privacy in the current day and age. Also, Windows PC on…
31: Surviving the Apple-pocalypse
Dec 7, 2017 • 81 min
We discuss how Apple survived the iOS/ macOS bugs apocalypse and mainly the overblown reaction to it, before diving into the Smart Home market which is led by smart speakers, concluding it’s far from being a fad. Also, Greg might get an Apple TV…
30: Something to complain about
Nov 30, 2017 • 80 min
Greg is sick of the Watch bossing him around even when feeling ill, as we dive into Apple’s 2017 hardware line-up, discussing what we like and what could be improved, without forgetting the subjective aspects of ranting about products. Hosts Greg…
29: Democratisation of firmware spelunking with special guest Guilherme Rambo
Nov 24, 2017 • 84 min
This week we have a special guest - Guilherme Rambo (AKA Mr. Rambo), which reveals the ludicrous prices of Apple products in Brazil. Also, Gui joins Nati as they both share their impressions of the iPhone X, before diving deep into some nerdy talk…
28: It looks like this turkey is taking a selfie
Nov 16, 2017 • 77 min
We talk about Greg’s new Dutch 27” iMac 5k and why IKEA is so awesome, and continue about Qualcomm rejecting Broadcom’s acquisition offer, and the reality that most people don’t give a damn about internet speeds. Then we dive into some more…
27: The most amount of bezels possible with special guest Matt Birchler
Nov 11, 2017 • 72 min
This week we have a special guest - Matt Birchler, which joins us to talk about the his impressions of the Pixel 2 - Matt’s annual Android experiment, the experience of using an Android device with an Apple Watch, and the Pixel 2’s shortages…
26: On a scale of one to X
Nov 7, 2017 • 55 min
Greg shares his initial thoughts about the iPhone X, and his overall experience from the Apple Store pick up, unboxing to the device itself. We also talk about the device itself, where the iPhone line might be heading, and how it effects the…
25: Thank god there are two of them (AirPods)
Nov 4, 2017 • 70 min
iPhone X is about to arrive, so we talk about the early hands-on and why Apple’s PR change with “Youtubers you never heard of” was a great move, instead of doing the same thing with the “traditional” tech review scene, and in general how reviews…
24: Let’s do a squeazy phone instead
Oct 27, 2017 • 77 min
Nati shares his amazement about Watch Series 3 speed and somehow gets Greg into an experiment with Watch orientation. We continue with Google’s hardware hurdles with the Pixel 2 and Home mini devices, and share our thoughts about the fate of Essential…
23: Have a strong word with yourself
Oct 14, 2017 • 82 min
Nati shares his great FaceTime experience, which pulls us to rant about the state of Twitter, and why Greg lost his motivation to talk about tech. Then we follow-up on Apple Watch series 3, weekly iOS 11 releases for bug fixes, and the all…
22: I really miss Walt Mossberg
Oct 4, 2017 • 80 min
We discuss everything that Greg got for his birthday and returned and the impressions about the new Apple products (but not the Apple TV 4K). Then we dive into Apple’s privacy stance, how they are increasing the data they collect without…
21: Hashtag embrace the notch
Sep 24, 2017 • 72 min
We managed to overcome personal family health issues, and Jewish holidays to record this episode, in which Greg reveals his Apple purchases which bring him one step closer to his Tim Cook badge. Also, we discuss Apple’s silicon power with the A11…
20: It’s Eddy Cue, he might be on drugs
Sep 15, 2017 • 107 min
Now that the iPhone event is past us, we talk about the leaks leading to the event and break down the event’s interesting (for us) topics and themes in our iPhone event Bingo kind of way. We also share our opinions about the products, and whether or…
19: You’ve triggered Cortana!
Sep 8, 2017 • 81 min
It’s now only a week away from the iPhone event. Nathan is excited, but Greg has had enough of the leaks. We talk about the heating up assistant wars, and its effect on Android OEMs as well as Apple moving Siri to a new leader. Most exciting of all,…
18: A headphone jack for a bitcoin with special guest Ben Basche
Aug 26, 2017 • 103 min
This week we have a special guest - Ben Basche - which joins us in discussing about the Apple’s TV messy strategy, Android Oreo’s launch and how it reflects about Google’s Android strategy and relationships with Android OEMs. Also we talk about…
17: I do not care about icons
Aug 19, 2017 • 74 min
This week we discover that Greg has more stickers than Nati does and that’s a shame that MacOS messages doesn’t have stickers. Then we follow-up on How the firmware gods are preventing Greg from installing the latest watchOS beta, the LTE Apple Watch…
16: You don’t sound like an Air, You sound like a Pro
Aug 12, 2017 • 70 min
We talked about Nati’s new MacBook Pro (Escape) configuration choice and Greg’s new Beats Solo 3’s and why the W1 chip is a breakthrough technology. We continued with more information discovered in the HomePod firmware: A cellular Apple Watch…
15: Accidental HomePod leaks
Aug 5, 2017 • 73 min
We started off with privacy (#Germany agrees with Nati) and Apple’s decision to comply with Chinese law about VPN apps in the AppStore. Then we continued with the iPod’s end of life as we know it, the iPhone 8/X’s self-leaked information by Apple and…
14: An Octopus hints at 8 with special guest Daryl Baxter
Jul 29, 2017 • 100 min
Greg celebrates our first guest - Daryl Baxter - with some new podcasting equipment which somewhat backfires, discussing the HUGE notifications improvements on iOS 11 beta 4, and Daryl’s overall iOS 11 impressions as a huge supporter of ‘working’ on the…
13: Emoji Subscription
Jul 23, 2017 • 73 min
Nati rants about conductive charging being called wireless, and Greg rants about the state of iOS 11’s notifications (again). We continue with software and subscriptions, a quick update about Apple and Qualcomm, question whether Android is a dead end…
12: Get off my (app) lawn!
Jul 16, 2017 • 83 min
We moved our hosting to Libsyn and even got a refund (thank you Twitter)! which got us talking about audio, ads platforms and how come Google isn’t pushing into Podcasts as promised. Also, we discussed the rumors about Apple struggling with…
11: What are these sad melting people?
Jul 8, 2017 • 63 min
Nathan finally gets AirPods! We discuss the stra…
10: Flashbacks, Apple Maps and AR
Jul 1, 2017 • 85 min
Greg and Nati take out tech pundits who mistake t…
09: The iPad Pro gets a Promotion
Jun 22, 2017 • 75 min
Greg is blown away by the new 10.5” iPad Pro 120H…
08: Get Your Tim Cook Badge
Jun 18, 2017 • 76 min
UPDATED EPISODE: More WWDC follow up than we real…
07: Retina for your ears
Jun 8, 2017 • 101 min
Greg and Nati talk about the most wonderful time …
06: Do you really want a bezel-less iPad?
Jun 3, 2017 • 73 min
Greg and Nathan talk about some interesting desig…
05: 3rd party drag and drop is very dangerous
May 28, 2017 • 71 min
Nathan watches the excruciating unveil of the new…
04: Buzzwords make everything more exciting
May 21, 2017 • 65 min
We have used machine learning and AI to make the …
03: Hey Siri! Tell Me About Windows 10S
May 14, 2017 • 71 min
For episode 3 Greg and Nathan both take a look at…
02: Quarterly Cellular Litigations
May 7, 2017 • 72 min
For episode 2 Nathan drags Greg kicking and screa…
01: Renders of leaks of lies
Apr 30, 2017 • 71 min
For the first episode Greg and Nathan discuss exa…