Vector with Rene Ritchie

Vector with Rene Ritchie

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Vector is a daily podcast by focusing on Apple and personal technology by Rene Ritchie.
079: The life and death of Twitter for Mac, with John Gruber
Feb 21 • 25 min
Twitter for Mac is dead. Starved to death, really. John Gruber of Daring Fireball and some surprise guests chat about how it all got started, what went wrong, and where we go from here. Links: John Gruber on Twitter Daring Fireball Subscribe via: …
078: iPhone in the RAW, with Sebastiaan de With
Feb 20 • 23 min
iPhone photography took a huge leap forward when iOS gained the ability to shoot in RAW. Sebastiaan de With, the designer of the iPhone camera app, Halide, explains how to shoot in RAW and make it look great. Links: Sebastiaan De With on Twitter Ben…
077: Apple Problems: Explained
Feb 16 • 16 min
Rings around the HomePod. Crashing all the messaging apps. Another week, another set of problems. Are things worse now than ever before or has the volume simply grown with the product line? The greatest challenge Apple has ever faced is scale — and…
076: Going all-in on iPad Pro, with Clayton Morris
Feb 14 • 27 min
Many of you may know Clayton Morris from his time as a technology reporter and anchor for Fox News. He retired from television at age 40 to focus on helping people build passive income through real estate investing. Rene speaks with Clayton about the…
075: Understanding Screen Addiction, with Georgia Dow
Feb 13 • 26 min
Apple is under pressure from activist groups to improve Parental Controls and combat screen addiction. But what’s real, what’s sensationalism, and what’s an abdication of personal responsibility? Therapist, educator, and mother Georgia Dow joins me to…
074: What kind of Q1 it’s been, with Michael Gartenberg
Feb 9 • 45 min
Rene is joined by analyst and former Apple employee, Michael Gartenberg, to talk about Apple, AI, and HomePod in the early months of 2018. Links: HomePod in the age of Artificial Intelligence @Gartenberg on Twitter VECTOR on YouTube is here —…
073: HomePod AMA
Feb 7 • 25 min
Turns out, our listeners have a lot of questions about HomePod. Rene is here to answer them! Links: HomePod: Retina for your ears Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on: Web Twitter Instagram Facebook
072: HomePod Not Review
Feb 6 • 40 min
Apple’s new smart speaker, HomePod, was designed to be the simplest and best way to listen to Apple Music and AirPlay, and control HomeKit in your house. Links: HomePod: Retina for your ears Sponsors: Blackblaze: Get a fully featured 15-day free…
071: Could Apple take iMessage to iCloud… and Android?
Feb 2 • 24 min
Rene speculates on the likelihood of Apple bringing iMessage to Android. He also answers some recent listener questions. Links: Could Apple take iMessage to iCloud… and Android? Sponsors: Blackblaze: Get a fully featured 15-day free trial at…
070: Levels of Hell
Feb 1 • 27 min
They say perception is reality. It’s also highly subjective. Links: I had an Apple Store experience from hell — and it’s clear there are larger problems with Apple’s retail presence Your iPhone Slowed Down. Here’s What to Do When the…
069: Manipulations and Reliability
Jan 31 • 23 min
Rene talks about rumors and outright lies that are spread to manipulate stock valuation of Apple and other companies. He also discusses Apple’s plans to prioritize performance and reliability improvements over new features in 2018. Links: YouTube…
068: HomePod 2.0
Jan 29 • 21 min
HomePod. It isn’t an Amazon Echo or Google Home competitor. It was never intended to be. Where AirPods were designed to be the best way to take music and audio with you, HomePod was designed to be the best way to enjoy it where you live. One yin….
067: Product Marketing at Apple, with Matt Drance
Jan 27 • 66 min
A timeless classic from the original Vector archives: Former Apple Evangelist, Matt Drance, talks to Rene about the role of Product Marketing at Apple and how different it is from most other tech companies. Links: Matt Drance @Drance on Twitter …
066: Understanding HomePod
Jan 25 • 38 min
HomePod. It isn’t an Amazon Echo or Google Home competitor. It was never intended to be. Where AirPods were designed to be the best way to take music and audio with you, HomePod was designed to be the best way to enjoy it where you live. One yin….
065: Understanding Apple Watch and human motivation
Jan 24 • 32 min
Rene speaks with a licensed psychologist about Apple Watch and what motivates people to achieve their goals. Sponsors: Casper: Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting http://casper.com/vector and using VECTOR at checkout. Terms and…
064: iPhone to iPad, with Nitin Ganatra
Jan 23 • 109 min
While Rene gets settled into his new crib, here’s another classic from the Debug archive. Rene and Guy English speak with former Apple employee, Nitin Ganatra, about the transition from iPhone’s success to the birth of iPad. Sponsors: Casper: Get…
063: Understanding Apple and its huge pile of cash
Jan 22 • 22 min
Apple is one of the most successful and profitable companies in the history of companies. Rene dissects and elaborates on an excellent analysis by Asymco’s Horace Dediu. Links: Understanding Apple and its huge pile of cash Sponsors: Thrifter:…
062: Apple Originals
Jan 18 • 22 min
As Apple invests heavily in creating original video content, Rene ruminates on the broad lineup of programming that has been announced. Links: Apple TV Shows: What’s New, Release Dates, Actors, and More Sponsors: Thrifter: All the best deals from…
061: What Happened to BlackBerry, with Kevin Michaluk
Jan 17 • 82 min
In this classic from the original Vector archives, Rene talks with Kevin Michaluk about the glory days and eventual decline of BlackBerry. Links: Kevin Michaluk on Twitter CrackBerry.com Sponsors: Thrifter: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy,…
060: Happy Birthday, MacBook Air!
Jan 16 • 24 min
Rene looks back at the introduction of MacBook Air 10 years ago and discusses the shift it caused in the industry towards lighter, thinner, more portable computers. Links: MacBook Air 10 Year Birthday Sponsors: Thrifter: All the best deals from…
059: Security flaws and software bugs, with Don Melton
Jan 15 • 54 min
Don Melton, father of Safari and WebKit, speaks with Rene about recent hardware security flaws and software bugs. He also answers listener questions about video transcoding tools and techniques. Links: Don Melton on Twitter Video Transcoding tools on…
058: Why Siri needs to be a platform, with Brian Roemmele
Jan 12 • 87 min
For Brian Roemmele, the future is undeniably voice-first. He sees Apple as best positioned to take advantage of the revolution-in-progress but for one thing — the company’s reluctance to let the Siri feature become the SiriOS platform. Links: …
057: Project Purple, with Nitin Ganatra
Jan 12 • 81 min
While Rene is away moving, we journey back into the Debug vaults for one of the all-time classic episodes. Before there was iPhone it was the Purple Experience Project. Nitin Ganatra was there from the beginning. And here’s how it happened. …
056: Marzipan with Guilherme Rambo
Jan 10 • 33 min
Apple is rumored to be planning unified development of iOS and Mac apps to create a single user experience. Rene is joined by developer Guilherme Rambo to discuss some of the possibilities. Links: Marzipan Apple Plans Combined iPhone, iPad & Mac…
055: Eleven
Jan 9 • 29 min
Eleven years ago today Steve Jobs announced a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn’t three products. It was one product. And we got it, Steve. We got iPhone. …
054: Classic: Workflow
Jan 8 • 71 min
Moving. Jury duty. These things get in the way of new shows. So, a classic! From the Debug archives: Back before they joined Apple, the Workflow team sat down to chat… with a surprise guest. Links: Workflow on the App Store …
053: The fix is in
Jan 5 • 30 min
Intel now claims to be “immune” to Meltdown and Spectre. Meanwhile, Apple has patched Meltdown. Ish. And is working on Spectre. Here’s the update you need to listen to. Links: ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ FAQ About speculative execution vulnerabilities…
052: ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’
Jan 4 • 22 min
Meltdown ”melts security boundaries which are normally enforced by the hardware”. Spectre exploits how “speculative execution” is handled in almost all modern CPU. This is what you need to know Links: ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ FAQ Sponsors: …
051: Apple 2018 hardware wishlist
Jan 3 • 34 min
Rene provides a wish list of what “could be” for Apple hardware releases in 2018. Links: What I’d like to see from iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, and Mac in 2018 Sponsors: Thrifter: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated…
050: FanWagon, with Dexter Talbert
Jan 2 • 52 min
Rene speaks with FanWagon founder, Dexter Talbert, about hardware considerations in the Mac ecosystem for software development, including GPU performance, eGPU support, and the yet-to-be-unveiled next-gen Mac Pro. Links: Dexter Talbert on Twitter …
049: #iPhoneSlow mid-mortem
Jan 1 • 50 min
Apple has provided additional technical information and rationale for intentional CPU throttling based on battery health and thermal performance. The issue is far from over, but Rene provides a mid-mortem analysis. Links: Samsung, HTC, LG comment…
048: Biggest problems facing Apple in 2018
Dec 29, 2017 • 19 min
Apple has problems. Every company does. These are the ones Rene considers most critical to the company’s long-term success — the ones they need to start aggressively addressing in 2018. Links: Biggest problems facing Apple in 2018 Sponsors: …
047: 5G, with Daniel Bader
Dec 28, 2017 • 49 min
Daniel Bader, managing editor of Android Central, went to Hawaii to learn all about Qualcomm’s next generation Snapdragon platform and 5G wireless technology. Links: @journeydan on Twitter Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 5G gets closer to…
046: What kind of year it’s been, with Michael Gartenberg
Dec 27, 2017 • 64 min
2017 was a strong year for Apple, but not without some significant bumps. Michael and Rene look back at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the insanely great. Links: @gartenberg on Twitter Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for…
045: Fixing iOS notifications roundtable
Dec 26, 2017 • 52 min
Dieter Bohn, Brad Ellis, and Christina Warren join Rene to discuss what’s wrong with iOS notifications, what’s right about them, and what they’d like to see in the future. Links: @film_girl on Twitter @backlon on Twitter @bradellis on Twitter …
044: Ferrite Recording Studio with Canis and Jason Snell
Dec 25, 2017 • 59 min
044: Ferrite Recording Studio with Canis and Jason Snell Who said you can’t edit podcasts on iOS? Ferrite Recording Studio developer Canis and power user Jason discuss the app’s origins, iOS limitations, workflows, tips and tricks, and what…
043: Bonus: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Dec 23, 2017 • 114 min
043: Bonus: Star Wars: The Last Jedi It’s a Christmas special! Guy English, Matt Drance, Don Melton, and Lia Napolitano chat about the characters, themes, music, effects, and impact of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Links: @gte on…
042: iMac Pro with Marques Brownlee
Dec 22, 2017 • 27 min
MKBHD has been using the new iMac Pro for two weeks and put it through his demanding 8K workflow. Here are his thoughts. Links: MKBHD on Twitter MKBHD on YouTube iMac Pro: 1 Week Impressions! iMac Pro: Beauty of a Beast …
041: iPhone battery life vs. performance roundtable
Dec 21, 2017 • 61 min
041: iPhone battery life vs. performance roundtable Apple is sacrificing performance on old, cold iPhone batteries to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company has been doing it for almost a year but this week it’s making headlines….
040: Reverse engineering with Guilherme Rambo
Dec 20, 2017 • 55 min
Gui Rambo makes iOS apps, both for a company and for himself. He also reverse engineers iOS frameworks. (Maybe you saw his Animoji Studio?) Here’s how he got started and how he works. Links: @_inside on Twitter ChibiStudio on the App…
039: Apple Glasses with Neil Cybart
Dec 19, 2017 • 38 min
039: Apple Glasses with Neil Cybart Former sell-side analyst Neil Cybart dives deep into Apple’s augmented reality efforts, including ARKit, and how Apple Glasses could be the next big thing. Links: @neilcybart on Twitter …
038: iPhone 8 — Three months later
Dec 18, 2017 • 41 min
At launch, many people didn’t give Apple’s iPhone 8 atomic-level redesign the consideration it deserved. Three months later, Rene takes another look. Links: iPhone 8 review Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class…
037: MarsEdit, with Daniel Jalkut and John Gruber
Dec 15, 2017 • 76 min
Rene speaks with MarsEdit developer, Daniel Jalkut, and John Gruber of Daring Fireball about the history and release of MarsEdit 4, blogging tools, the Mac App Store, and more. Links: MarsEdit 4 first look on iMore Red Sweater Software Daring…
036: iMac Pro: Beauty of a Beast
Dec 14, 2017 • 26 min
Xeon W. Radeon Pro Vega. T5, Space gray. It’s Apple’s new iMac Pro and here are some first impressions. Links: iMac Pro first impressions: Beauty of a beast Should you upgrade to the new iMac Pro? Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for…
035: Ambient Computing, with Ben Bajarin
Dec 13, 2017 • 33 min
035: Ambient Computing, with Ben Bajarin Previously, on Vector: There is no home assistant market. Industry analyst Ben Bajarin: Allow me to retort. So he did. And then he hung around to chat about differential privacy vs. making assistants…
034: Behind the Scenes, with Jim Metzendorf
Dec 12, 2017 • 40 min
Everyone starts somewhere. Even us. From first podcast to how Vector gets made, podcaster and editor extraordinaire Jim Metzendorf takes us behind the scenes. Links: Jim Metzendorf: Twitter Audio Podcast Guide Call Recorder for Skype…
033: Drafts, with Greg Pierce and Merlin Mann
Dec 11, 2017 • 43 min
Drafts is developed by Greg Pierce and used the hell out of by Merlin Mann. They sit down together to talk direction, workflows, and what’s coming next. Links: Drafts Merlin Mann Greg Pierce (@agiletortoise) on Twitter Merlin Mann (@hotdogsladies) on…
032: Storyboarding on iPad Pro, with Rob McCallum
Dec 8, 2017 • 53 min
Pacific Rim. IT. Luke Cage. Star Trek: Discovery. Some of the greatest action sequences in modern TV and movies have been storyboarded by Rob McCallum… on an iPad Pro. Links: Rob McCallum: Twitter, IMDB, Web. Procreate …
031: Developing for AR Roundtable
Dec 7, 2017 • 65 min
Michelle Hessel, James Thomson, and Russell Holy talk augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality, ARKit, ARKCore, and the future of the technology. Links: Michelle Hessel: Twitter, Web. James Thomson: Twitter, Web….
030: Pivot to Video & Messenger for Kids, with Christina Warren
Dec 6, 2017 • 27 min
Modern media companies have been “pivoting to video” but not all of them have been successful. Christina Warren, formerly of Mashable and Gizmodo, discusses why. Also: Facebook Messenger for kids. Seriously. Links: Christina…
029: iOS 11 Security Horror Story
Dec 5, 2017 • 14 min
iOS 11 allows your passcode to reset your iTunes Backup and even Apple ID passwords. Some call it a horror story. It’s really a balancing act. Links: iOS 11 horror story: The rise and fall of iOS security iOS security isn’t a…
028: Phones vs. DSLR w/Carolina Milanesi
Dec 4, 2017 • 37 min
Phone vs. DSLR. A few years ago that would have sounded ridiculous. Then came computational photography. Now, Analyst Carolina Milanesi shares how the pros feel about their camera phones. Links: Carolina Milanesi (@caro_milanesi) on Twitter DSLR…
027: Bonus Episode — Thor: Ragnarok
Dec 2, 2017 • 82 min
The motley crew from ‘Review’ podcast — Rene Ritchie, Don Melton, Matt Drance, and Guy English get together for a chat about Marvel’s 2017 hit, Thor: Ragnarok.
026: That Springboard Crash Bug
Dec 2, 2017 • 11 min
On December 02, 2017, iOS 11 started crashing. It involved the time system, local notifications, and springboard. Here’s what happened and how to fix it. Links: iPhone crashing on Dec. 2? Here’s the fix! How to download and install iOS 11.2 on…
025: What kind of fall its been
Dec 1, 2017 • 72 min
Michael Gartenberg talks with Rene about Apple and the tech landscape in fall 2017. Links: Why 2018 is going to be a huge inflection point for the mobile world Michael Gartenberg on Twitter @gartenberg Subscribe via: ⁃Apple Podcasts…
024: Bugs, damn bugs, and fixes, with Jonathan Deustch
Nov 30, 2017 • 65 min
Apple has apologized for and fixed the root vulnerability in macOS High Sierra. But why do bugs ship and how can Apple prevent this from happening again? With former Apple engineering manager and current Tumult Hype developer Jonathan Deutsch. …
023: AirPods: One year later
Nov 29, 2017 • 28 min
AirPods were billed as the future of wireless headphones. Announced in September of 2016, shipped in December of 2016, and scarcely available until well into 2017, this is how well AirPods have lived up to their hype — one year later. …
022: macOS High Sierra Root Vulnerability
Nov 28, 2017 • 9 min
A critical flaw has been discovered in macOS High Sierra that lets an attacker log in as ‘root’ by leaving the password field blank and trying multiple times in a row. Listen to this and “fix” it right now. Links: macOS High Sierra ‘root’ security…
021: Evangelizing iPhone, with Matt Drance
Nov 28, 2017 • 37 min
There was a day before iPhone was introduced. And a day after. Matt Drance was there for both — and he had to evangelize it. Links: Matt Drance on Twitter @drance Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on: …
020: The Most Divisive MacBook Ever
Nov 27, 2017 • 34 min
Some love it. Some hate its living breath. It’s the new MacBook Pro and it’s the most divisive MacBook Pro ever. Links: Marco Arment: Fixing the MacBook Pro The Touch Bar Makes the Mac More Accessible to Me Making the Mac multitouch. A bit. …
019: Complications and Authentications
Nov 24, 2017 • 20 min
Lock screen complications would give iOS greater convenience and privacy. Ambient, persistent biometrics would give iPhone all but invisible security. Links: I’d love lock screen complications in iOS 12 Dreaming of persistent, ambient authentication…
018: Don’t Believe The Assistant Hype, with Jan Dawson
Nov 23, 2017 • 46 min
HomePod is going to miss the holidays. But how can Apple be late to a market that doesn’t really exist yet? With Jan Dawson. Links: Jan Dawson on Twitter Jan’s Web Site Subscribe via: ⁃Apple Podcasts ⁃Overcast ⁃Pocket Casts ⁃Castro ⁃RSS…
017: Planning for iOS 12, with Don Melton
Nov 22, 2017 • 71 min
Don Melton, former director of WebKit and Safari, talks 4K and HDR, and how Apple plans new versions of iOS. Links: Don Melton on Twitter Don Melton on GitHub Apple TV 4K review Belkin Ultra High Speed 4K HDMI Cable Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts…
016: Surviving Black Friday, with Dan DeSilva
Nov 21, 2017 • 35 min
Dan DeSilva on how he got into deals, into blogging, brought them both together, helped create Thrifter, and how to survive Black Friday. Links: Follow Dan DeSilva on Twitter Follow Thrifter on Twitter Thrifter’s Black Friday Collection Subscribe…
015: Let iPad Be iPad
Nov 20, 2017 • 20 min
iPad has grown significantly in performance and functionality, but it’s time to challenge our perception of what a computer is. Links: Apple’s new iPad Pro spot asks ‘what’s a computer?’ Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro…
014: Halt and catch HomePod
Nov 19, 2017 • 19 min
Apple missed a deadline that will cost them the Holiday shopping season, but it’s better to get it right. Links: HomePod: This is Apple’s Siri Speaker Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on: Web Twitter…
013: 1Password, with Michael Fey and Matt Davey
Nov 17, 2017 • 64 min
Increasing security and speed to usability with Matt Davey and Michael Fey of AgileBits. Transcript: 1Password 7: The Interview Guests & Links Michael Fey: Twitter Matt Davey: Twitter 1Password: Twitter, Website Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts…
012: The Animoji explainer. Seriously.
Nov 16, 2017 • 14 min
Animoji is a beginning to what’s possible, not an ending.
011: Face ID, round 2
Nov 15, 2017 • 21 min
Spoofing isn’t hacking. What you need to know about Face ID. Take two.
010: Designing for iPhone X Roundtable
Nov 14, 2017 • 61 min
Sebastiaan de With, Linda Dong, Marc Edwards, and Brad Ellis talk “horns”, aspect ratio, safe area, color space, OLED, HDR, and more! Links Sebastiaan de With: Twitter, Webite, Halide Linda Dong: Twitter, Lyft Marc Edwards: Twitter, Website,…
009: Fixing iPhone X Usability
Nov 14, 2017 • 17 min
iPhone X may be the best damn product Apple’s ever made, but these five fixes would make it even better. Links Five ways Apple could improve iPhone X usability Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on Web Twitter…
008: Computational Videography
Nov 14, 2017 • 18 min
Apple’s new Clips app and Portrait Backgrounds — called Scenes — gives a look at computational videography today. Links Star Wars and ‘Scenes’ Portrait Backgrounds come to Clips 2.0 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro…
007: On Watches and Glasses
Nov 14, 2017 • 17 min
Apple Watch is getting close to surpassing iPod at its peak. AirPods are augmented audio reality now. And Apple Glass could be the next small thing. Links It’s long past time to admit Apple Watch is a huge success Apple Glass Subscribe via Apple…
006: Apple Pay Gets Personal
Nov 14, 2017 • 15 min
Person-to-person Apple Pay is going to make transaction easier and iMessage even more valuable. And that seems to have really pissed off Walmart. Links Person-to-Person Apple Pay is about to make iMessage even more valuable Walmart threatens to…
005: Dark Themes & Smart Battery Cases
Nov 14, 2017 • 16 min
iPhone X shipped without a night mode or a battery case. It needs both. Links I’d still love a dark theme in iOS 12 Why I’d love a Smart Battery Case for iPhone X Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on Web Twitter…
004: The Limits of Face ID
Nov 14, 2017 • 16 min
Face ID feels almost effortless. But it has several major limitations you need to know about. Links Face ID: Why you shouldn’t be worried about iPhone X unlock The limitations of Face ID: What you need to know No, siblings aren’t ‘fooling’ Face ID…
003: Apple TV 4K review
Nov 14, 2017 • 19 min
Apple might call its new TV box 4K, but it’s HDR that makes the real difference. Links Apple TV 4K review Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on Web Twitter Instagram Facebook
002: iPhone X #AMA
Nov 14, 2017 • 30 min
Twitter had so many questions about iPhone X. Here are the answers. Links iPhone X AMA thread Subscribe to Vector Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on Web Twitter Instagram Facebook
001: iPhone X review
Nov 14, 2017 • 60 min
iPhone X is the best damn product Apple has ever made. But it’s not perfect. Links iPhone X review Subscribe to Vector Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS Follow on Web Twitter Instagram Facebook