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.
166: iPhone XS + Max Review
Sep 21 • 26 min
iPhone XS isn’t an all-new iPhone. It’s a new iPhone X. So, what does that mean? I don’t think Apple intends iPhone X owners to rush out and upgrade to iPhone XS, industry insiders, tech enthusiasts, and those on yearly programs, will of course do…
165: Apple Watch Series 4 Review
Sep 19 • 23 min
Apple Watch is the most important product Apple has ever made and Series 4 is the most important Apple Watch to date. Is Apple Watch Series 4 perfect? No, of course not. It’s still missing core features like always-on time, sleep tracking, and a way…
164: iPhone Screen Repairs Have Just Been Changed Forever
Sep 17 • 7 min
Starting today, Apple is swapping out the old, hardware based iPhone screen calibration system for an all-new software system. “Beginning September 17, 3D Touch Calibration Fixtures will no longer be required to complete display repairs for iPhone 6S…
163: iPhone XR Hands-on
Sep 13 • 3 min
Apple has just announced the iPhone XR, which offers much of the same user experience of the iPhone X, but with some notable departures. The phone is larger than the iPhone X, with a 6.1-inch LCD display. It retains the TrueDepth camera that first…
162: Apple Watch Series 4 Hands-on
Sep 13 • 5 min
Apple Watch Series 4 is here and I went hands-on with the new aluminum, stainless steel — including gold finish! — Nike+ and Hermès! SPONSOR: Go to Skillshare to get your first 2 months of Skillshare — and unlimited learning! — for free! …
161: iPhone Xs + Xs Max HANDS ON: 5 BIG differences!
Sep 12 • 5 min
Hands-on first impressions of the brand new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max! SPONSOR: Go to Skillshare to get your first 2 months of Skillshare — and unlimited learning! — for free! MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast:…
160: iPhone Xs Event: Last minute predictions!
Sep 11 • 7 min
Apple’s iPhone Xs Event is tomorrow, September 12, 2018. But what are we absolutely, definitively going to see? And what are we… not? What are the new iPhones going to be called? What are the last minute features they’ll be including… and missing?…
159: iPhone SECURITY TIPS You Need to Know!
Sep 7 • 8 min
Security, like privacy, is always at war with convenience. You want to be able to get to all of your stuff, all the time, as quickly and easily as possible, but you don’t want anyone else to get to any of it, at all ever. If you have a real or…
158: Apple Watch Series 4 Preview
Sep 5 • 12 min
With Apple Watch Series 4, that big, black ring around the bezel will finally be filled and the display will go edge-to-edge, iPhone X style. But that simply scratches the surface of Apple’s next-generation watch. There’ll be a new System-in-Package…
157: Creative Selection, with Ken Kocienda
Sep 4 • 54 min
Ken Kocienda is former Principal Engineer of iPhone software at Apple. For over fifteen years, he was deeply involved with development of the user interfaces for Safari, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and many others. His book, Creative Selection, is a…
156: What is 5G? Tech, Lies, and Video Streams!
Sep 3 • 12 min
5G is being touted as the latest wireless technology to revolutionize the world. But that’s what they said about ‘fake’ 4G and even ‘real’ LTE… So, to find out what’s really going on with millimeter waves, small cells, massive MIMO, beam-forming,…
155: Android Sucks 10x More Data Than iPhone — Why?
Aug 31 • 13 min
If you’re being given free drinks, it’s because somebody wants you drunk. Wait, what? A week or so ago, a paper was published outlining just how much — and how frequently — Google collects our personal data through devices running Android and…
154: Why you should NEVER* encrypt your backups
Aug 29 • 8 min
What concerns you more, a drive failing or the contents of that drive getting out? If someone broke into your house, are the physical items and files they could steal more valuable and sensitive than what’s on your computer? If someone got a hold of…
153: iPhone (2018) Preview
Aug 28 • 17 min
A big and bigger OLED flagship with AR camera, and a new mid-range with LCD and Apple-chromatic colors. These are rumored to be the 2018 iPhones. What will the next iPhone be called? When will it be announced? When will it ship? What features will it…
152: NEW MacBook Air (2018) Preview
Aug 25 • 14 min
There are rumors of a new, entry-level MacBook coming this fall. But what does that mean? A modernized MacBook Air? A larger 14-inch MacBook? A discounted 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar… or something entirely new? SPONSOR: Audible: Go to…
151: iPhone PRIVACY TIPS You Need to Know!
Aug 23 • 10 min
Privacy today is like security just before Windows XP. No one was talking about it and then everyone was talking about it. SPONSOR: Audible: Go to http://audible.com/vector or text VECTOR to 500-500 to start your 30-day trial and get your first…
150: ARM Mac mini… or MacBook Air? #AskRene
Aug 21 • 12 min
You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers! Will Marzipan lead to the death of the Mac? What’s your favorite comfort food? Should the first arm Mac be the mini? Why can’t Apple do social media? Which Android feature should come to iOS? What’s up with the…
149: Apple 2018 iPhone Event Preview
Aug 20 • 12 min
What to expect from Apple’s September 2018 iPhone, iPad, and Mac Special Event! Every September, all the attention in the tech world tractor-beams into the Bay Area of California for Apple’s annual iPhone event. That means, unless Apple decides to…
148: Is Apple LYING about PRIVACY?
Aug 16 • 11 min
“Is Apple Really Your Privacy Hero: The world’s most valuable company is seen as a champion for your data. It should be doing more.” Facebook is crashing, Google is back in hot water, but who does Bloomberg think we need to worry about? Who do we…
147: Breaker, with Leah Culver
Aug 15 • 39 min
Software developer Leah Culver talks about her passion for program languages and co-founding Breaker — A podcast listening app that’s focused on discovery and social sharing tools. SPONSOR: Get your Vector pin and other merch now:…
146: Apple Reality Glasses are the Next Big Thing #AskRene
Aug 13 • 7 min
You have questions, I have answers! Could you go iOS only? What’s the next big thing from Apple? Which movie Batman win? Does Apple’s R&D budget matter? 20th Century Fox being bought good or… Age of Disney bad? Would you ever do a product…
145: What iPhone X Plus Should STEAL from Galaxy Note 9
Aug 10 • 5 min
Today’s show all about what iPhone X Plus could learn from Galaxy Note 9. Yeah, you read that right. Apple has made the iPhone Plus line its own with features like multi-column layouts in landscape mode. But that was then, this is now, and there are…
144: How to Fix iPhone Battery Life
Aug 9 • 9 min
Buh-bye Facebook. Buh-bye Snapchat. Buh-by Pokémon Go… What, I’m not supposed to force quit a bunch of apps, I’m just supposed to let the system manage all that? Well, yes and no. Whether you’re not getting the battery life you should or you…
143: Apple vs. Infowars: Why Alex Jones got deleted
Aug 7 • 8 min
Apple Podcasts, one of the largest and most popular podcast directory service on the planet, has de-listed four out of five of Alex Jones’s Infowars shows — not just specific episodes but the entire shows — for violating the terms of service…
142: Keys to Becoming a Successful Blogger / Podcaster #askrene
Aug 7 • 11 min
You have questions, I have answers! How do you prevent notification overload? Kirk or Picard? Why Google won’t let me use Assistant What are the best fighting styles to learn and when? MacBook Air or 12-inch MacBook for high school? Montreal vs. New…
141: Why Apple Canceled the App Store Affiliate Program
Aug 3 • 8 min
On Tuesday, Apple announced its best June quarter ever, with services revenue of $9.55 billion — up 31% year over year. And a large part of that is App Store revenue. On Wednesday, Apple announced an end to its App Store affiliate program, which…
140: 12 Safari Secrets You Need to Know!
Aug 1 • 6 min
There’s a new book coming out called Creative Selection about how Apple makes insanely great products. Now, this isn’t a promo. Ken’s not a sponsor. I got a review copy of the book early and I’ve read it twice already. It’s just that damn…
139: Apple Q3 2018: Three KEY Takeaways
Aug 1 • 6 min
Apple just finished its Q3 2018 financial results call and, while much of it is pro forma, there’s always at least a few interesting things that slip in. This quarter was no exception. SPONSOR: Brilliant — Go to http://brilliant.org/vector and sign…
138: iPad X (2018) Rumors: Headphone jacked and… portrait keyboard?!
Aug 1 • 6 min
Basically, that the next iPad Pro, which is expected to ship this fall, will delete the headphone jack and move the smart keyboard to a vertical orientation. Sorry, I’m laughing because it hurts. SPONSOR: Setapp — Over 120 of the best Mac apps…
137: 24me, with Liat and Gilad
Jul 27 • 44 min
Liat and Gilad are partners in life, and in the creation of 24me — an astonishingly feature-rich personal assistant app for iOS and Android. They speak with Rene about how being so busy served as inspiration for the app, building their own business,…
136: Minimum Time to Awesome with Bridger and May-Li
Jul 25 • 56 min
May-Li Khoe and Bridger Maxwell have a shared past on Apple’s development team. Now they’ve teamed up to make Scribble — a gorgeous whiteboard app for iOS. They share an incredible amount of insight into prototyping and building tools that empower…
135: Understanding i9, with Ian Cutress
Jul 23 • 55 min
The 2018 15” MacBook Pro offers a configure-to-order option with a 6-core Intel Core i9 processor. It’s a pricey upgrade from the 6-core i7 that comes standard, and early reports show that Apple’s thermal design may not be able to fully leverage the…
134: Intel vs Apple Silicon with Ashraf Eassa
Jul 19 • 52 min
Ashraf Eassa is a technology specialist for The Motley Fool and an expert in semiconductor chip technology. He dives deep into the Intel roadmap and how it presents challenges (as well as opportunities) for Apple and other companies. Links: …
133: MacBook Pro 2018
Jul 12 • 8 min
The new MacBooks Pro are here and I’m super excited about them, especially the new 15-inch model (which I promised to not even jokingly refer to as an iMacBook Pro!) I got to spend a couple of hours talking to real pro photographers, scientists,…
132: What everyone got wrong about the App Store
Jul 10 • 10 min
10 years ago today, Apple launched the App Store, and it’s not hyperbole to say, since then, nothing has been the same. Not for apps, which went from being scarce, niche products to part of popular culture like movies and music. And not for app…
131: Why Apple is rebooting Maps
Jul 3 • 7 min
Apple is hitting restart in Maps, starting this week in the California Bay Area. The new Maps will be better detailed, more accurate, more relevant, and eventually more feature rich. At least that’s the promise… The data for the new Apple Maps is…
130: macOS Mojave: The DEEP DIVE!
Jun 29 • 28 min
macOS Mojave has just gone into public beta. This is my preview, where I go over all the new features, how they’re holding up, and how they fit into the bigger picture. There’s a new Dark Mode, new dynamic desktop and stacks to keep it neat and tidy,…
129: iOS 12: The Deep Dive
Jun 25 • 43 min
iOS 12 has just gone into public beta. This is a preview. But since it’s my preview, we’re going to do it my style: By going deep into not just what Apple’s latest mobile operating system does — but how it does and what it means for you. Links:…
128: Brian Roemmele on Siri Shortcuts
Jun 21 • 73 min
In a couple years, not having a Siri Shortcuts -enabled app will be like not having an API for your web service or an app in the App Store. Get in early, get in big, or get left out. Voice-first advocate Brian Roemmele returns to discuss the future…
127: Triton Sponge
Jun 19 • 34 min
Gauss Surgical Founder and CEO, Siddarth Satish, talks about Triton Sponge — his company’s incredible iPad app that is revolutionizing blood loss monitoring in obstetrics and operating room environments. Links: Gauss Surgical Triton Sponge for iPad…
126: Dark Marzipan, with Guilherme Rambo and Marc Edwards
Jun 16 • 52 min
Apple’s upcoming iOS 12 and macOS Mojave offer a ‘sneak peak’ at a universal framework API, with a fully realized implementation for developers coming 2019. Gui Rambo and Marc Edwards share their perspective on the potential benefits of this API….
125: Siri Shortcuts, with Matthew Cassinelli
Jun 14 • 44 min
Former Workflow app employee, Matthew Cassinelli, worked in marketing for the company until it was acquired by Apple. After assisting in the transition, he chose to venture out on his own. As a workflow (lower case “w”) expert, he envisions many…
124: WWDC Reflections at NextDoor
Jun 14 • 56 min
NextDoor is a developer conference that ran concurrently, and literally next door, to WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. Serenity Caldwell and Rene Ritchie were invited to speak to attendees about the most significant advancements in iOS, WatchOS, and…
123: WWDC 2018 Aftermath: The year of FINALLY and why!
Jun 8 • 13 min
Finally! That’s what I found myself almost yelling out — over and over again during WWDC 2018. It was one of those years where it felt like Apple worked its way down my wishlist, crossing things off one after the other. Better third-party Siri…
122: WWDC 2018 Keynote reaction, with the creators of Agenda
Jun 5 • 47 min
Rene Ritchie and Serenity Caldwell speak with the creators of Agenda — a WWDC 2018 Apple Design Award winning note taking app for Mac. They discuss Agenda as well as this year’s major announcements from a developer and end user perspective. Links: …
121: Surfacing Microsoft, with Brian Hall
Jun 1 • 46 min
Brian Hall, former CVP of Surface and devices at Microsoft, talks about creating the Surface devices and their position within the market. Links: @IsForAt on Twitter Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this show! Get all-you-can-learn…
120: Obscura, with Ben McCarthy
May 30 • 46 min
Designer, photographer, and software developer, Ben McCarthy, talks about the inspiration behind the new version of his camera app: Obscura 2. Links: @BenRiceM on Twitter Obsura web site Obscura 2 Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this…
119: Managing Teams, with Bethany Bongiorno
May 29 • 50 min
Former Apple SW Engineering Director, Bethany Bongiorno, talks about managing teams, the importance of empathy, and having the flexibility to adapt your communication style for different situations. Links: @bella_bongiorno on Twitter Sponsors: …
118: WWDC preview part 2, with Carolina Milanesi
May 26 • 31 min
Industry analyst Carolina Milanesi shares her thoughts on what she’d like to see most at WWDC, including an emphasis of quality over quantity. Links: @caro_milanesi on Twitter Tech.pinions WWDC rumors Sponsors: Dashlane Never forget another…
117: Chat Heading, with Adam Bell
May 25 • 49 min
Indie developer Adam Bell talks about his roots in the Jailbreak community, being “discovered” by a big company, and advancements in the frameworks available for app creation. Links: @b3ll Adam Bell on Twitter adambell.ca Sponsors: Dashlane Never…
116: Old Man Gramps, with Don Melton
May 23 • 66 min
Ultimate friend of the show, Don Melton, stops by talk about getting old, keyboard woes, software innovation, recent films and TV, and his desire for fast hardware to support his video transcoding habits. Links: @donmelton on Twitter Video…
115: WWDC preview part 1, with Ben Bajarin
May 18 • 54 min
Industry Analyst Ben Bajarin shares his thoughts on what Apple should announce from a software perspective at WWDC in June. Links: @benbajarin on Twitter Tech.pinions Sponsors: Go to wix.com/go/vector and build your perfect, professional,…
114: Highland 2, with John August
May 17 • 48 min
You may know John August from movies such as Go and Big Fish. You may know him from his podcast, Script Notes. Today, John joins the show to talk about his other life — that of software developer. Highland 2 is his company’s latest app. It was,…
113: Creamy AF Photography, with Myriam Joire
May 14 • 67 min
Myriam Joire has been covering mobile phones for more than fifteen years — she has seen, used, and reviewed all the flagship smartphones. Companies like Huawei, Samsung, and Apple are pushing the boundaries of “computational photography”, often with…
112: Deconstructing Google Duplex, with Brian Roemmele
May 11 • 69 min
Apple Watch is more important that iPhone, Apple is helping make aluminum green, and voice-first advocate Brian Roemmele returns to the show to discuss all the Google Assistant news coming out of Google IO, including and especially Google Duplex and…
111: Inventing Olloclip, with Patrick O’Neill
May 9 • 41 min
The keynote at Google I/O 2018 was a fascinating look at what’s to come in AI and mobile computing. Olloclip inventor Patrick O’Neill shares his origin story as an entrepreneur and his lifelong love of photography. Links: @patrickdoneill on Twitter…
110: Oculus Go, with Russell Holly
May 7 • 48 min
Twitter may have exposed passwords, Gassée thinks Apple pundits have lot their fragile minds, and Russell Holly is having a blast with Oculus Go. Links: @russellholly on Twitter iPhone 9 / iPhone XI rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features! …
109: Apple Q2 2018, with Neil Cybart
May 4 • 56 min
Above Avalon founder, Neil Cybart, is one of the most accurate analysts covering Apple. He looks at the company’s performance in Q2 2018 and what the future may bring. Links: @neilcybart on Twitter Above Avalon Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare for…
108: The cost of Sprint and T-Mobile, with Sascha Segan
May 2 • 45 min
WhatsApp CEO is done with Facebook. Scuttlebutt on Apple’s new, cross-platform UI project. Sascha Segan joins the show to talk about the proposed Spring and T-Mobile merger. And your questions on MacBook Pro recalls, Sirius XM buyouts, and…
107: Subscription App Roundtable
Apr 30 • 55 min
An all-star cast of developers discuss the pros and cons of utilizing a subscription model for apps on iOS and Mac. On the program are: Greg Pierce (Drafts), Dave Teare (1Password), and James Thomson (PCalc). Links: Greg Pierce on Twitter Drafts…
106: Why Apple is Killing AirPort
Apr 26 • 7 min
Apple has just cancelled it’s AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and AirPort Time Capsule line of Wi-Fi routers. “We’re discontinuing the Apple AirPort base station products. They will be available through Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and Apple…
105: The Art of Education
Apr 24 • 23 min
Apple’s new Everyone Can Create curriculum is not just more of the same. It goes beyond just selling cheap products into the education. It may not be a viable solution for all schools, but it’s a unique and important step. Links: …
104: Moving, with Andy Ihnatko and Georgia Dow
Apr 23 • 54 min
Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow talk about how moving to a new home is pretty much the same as preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Links: @Ihnatko on Twitter @Georgia_Dow on Twitter [Anxiety Videos](http://www.anxiety-videos.com …
103: Why AI will keep humans as PETS — with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Apr 20 • 10 min
Neil deGrasses Tyson on his first Mac, cybernetics, and how AI will domesticate us through food, shelter, and sex. Wait… what?! Links: https://www.youtube.com/startalk Sponsors: Dashlane: Never misplaced. Never forgotten. Dashlane securely…
102: On Home Screens, with Chris Lacy
Apr 18 • 34 min
oftware developer Chris Lacy is the creator of Action Launcher for Android. He offers great insight into what can make home screens more helpful to users. Links: @chrismlacy on Twitter Action Launcher Sponsors: Dashlane: Never misplaced. Never…
101: Exynos Inefficiencies, with John Poole
Apr 13 • 45 min
Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chipset is fast. Really fast. Depending on where you live, it’s the chip used in the Galaxy S9. Here’s the thing — It’s also highly inefficient compared to its counterpart, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. Primate Labs founder and…
100: Apple and the Pro Market, with Anthony Casella
Apr 13 • 32 min
Administration of Mac-based professional environments is evolving. It’s time to look at the strengths and weaknesses of what’s available, and the right tools for the job. Giveaway: iMore’s Apple swag giveaway Links: Anthony Casella on Twitter …
099: Energy Green, Product Red
Apr 10 • 29 min
Apple is now powered by 100% renewable energy, worldwide, and nine more Apple suppliers have also committed to 100% clean production. Product RED comes to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Will Apple move to three cameras in 2019? Giveaway: iMore’s Apple swag…
098: Apple Pay, AI, and Mac Pro
Apr 6 • 30 min
A trio of topics — Media, like medicine, should strive to help rather than harm. An Apple as serious about AI as it is about silicon could be a powerful force for the future of computing. Apple’s new Mac Pro will arrive sometime in 2019 and has…
097: Hardware is Hard
Apr 4 • 24 min
When done wrong, higher performance hurts power efficiency. When done right, power efficiency enables higher performance. Links: Samsung Galaxy S9 battery life problems and what it means for Apple Heart of the Machine Sponsors: Thanks to…
096: iPad 6: Half the Pro for half the price
Apr 3 • 20 min
iPad 2018 (6th gen) is the linear successor of last year’s iPad 2017 (5th gen). It takes what was the best value in tablets, adds the Apple A10 Fusion chipset, faster LTE (if you go with the LTE model), a more coppery gold finish (if you go with the…
095: Apple’s Love Letter to Education
Mar 30 • 35 min
‘Let’s take a field trip’ was one of Apple’s freshest events in years — even if there’s a lot of schoolwork left to be done. Links: Apple’s love note to education Apple Renews its Love for Education not the Education Market Why Apple’s education…
094: Preventing Brain Hacks
Mar 28 • 37 min
Therapist Georgia Dow gives tips on how to be more aware of manipulation that takes place on the web and in social media — and how to avoid it. Links: Facebook, Privacy, and You: The Ultimate Guide @georgia_dow Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare for…
093: CLOUD Act and Apple: What you need to know
Mar 26 • 24 min
What is CLOUD Act, what does it mean for Apple and Apple’s customers, and how does it affect your data and your right to privacy both in the U.S. and around the world? Links: CLOUD Act and Apple: What you need to know Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare…
092: No. 2 Pencil, with Carolina Milanesi
Mar 23 • 41 min
Apple’s education-focused event is just around the corner on March 27th. Industry analyst Carolina Milanesi identifies three areas that would help Apple grow marketshare in education: hardware pricing, improved productivity/collaboration suite, and…
091: Delete Your Facebook
Mar 21 • 9 min
The only way to win the social game is not to play. Facebook has been caught allowing the personal data of fifty million users — 50,000,000 — get siphoned off by political data company Cambrige Analytica and hiding it until it knew the story would…
090: The State of Apple in Education, with Bradley Chambers
Mar 19 • 42 min
Education IT expert Bradley Chambers feels that Apple needs to do more than just offer less expensive iPads and Macs to education customers. Not all of the challenges are Apple’s fault, but it is their problem. Links: @BradleyChambers on Twitter…
089: The Past and Future Siri
Mar 16 • 85 min
Brian Roemmele believes the next undiscovered continent for voice-first computing is the ability to carry on complete dialogues between device and user. Looking beyond the recent soap opera, Siri is full of potential. But Apple needs to take it in the…
088: HomePod One Month Later
Mar 15 • 54 min
HomePod shipped a month ago. How’s it holding up? Dave Mark from The Loop shares his experience with the device. Links: The Loop Dave Mark on Twitter Jim Dalrymple on Twitter August Smart Lock Sponsors: Audible — Go to audible.com/vector or…
087: Why Apple Just Bought Texture
Mar 14 • 15 min
Apple just bought Texture, the all-you-can-read magazine app. But what does that mean for current Texture users (including on Android) and for Apple News? In the age of fake news, extremist click-bait, bots, and bubbles, will anyone really care about…
086: The Industrial Age of Apps
Mar 9 • 18 min
It’s not all roses in the walled garden, especially for independent developers. But there is hope. Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this show, the first 500 of you who use the promo link http://skl.sh/vector will get your first 2…
085: iPhone SDK turns 10
Mar 9 • 17 min
The ability to create native apps for iPhone was the turning point that changed the industry — and the entire world. Sponsors: Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video, the first 500 of you who use the promo link http://skl.sh/vector will get…
084: Fixing ‘Siri Sucks’ in 5 Painful Steps
Mar 6 • 15 min
SiriOS is the platform of the future but how does Apple get there? From today’s criticism to tomorrow’s Siri operating system, Apple is best positioned make AI deeply personal, deeply integrated, incredibly consistent, fully mesh networked, and —…
083: Designers vs. weather apps, with Brad and Clarko
Mar 2 • 41 min
Take two of the world’s best designers — Brad Ellis and Clarko — give them three of the world’s most popular weather apps, and this is what you get. Links: @BradEllis on Twitter @Clarko on Twitter Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts…
082: Apple March Event Analyst Preview, with Ben Bajarin
Mar 1 • 43 min
Rumor has it, Apple will be holding a March Event again this year. Industry analyst Ben Bejarin returns to the show to discuss what we might see and when, from iPads, to iPhones, to Macs, and more. Links: @benbajarin on Twitter Tech.pinions Apple…
081: China vs. Apple and iCloud
Feb 27 • 17 min
Next week, Apple will begin moving Chinese iCloud accounts to Chinese servers owned by a Chinese company. It’s Chinese law. But it’s also hugely controversial, especially among those who consider it a betrayal of Apple’s longstanding devotion to…
080: Apple’s next big software thing, with Christina Warren
Feb 23 • 24 min
Confession: After the Life and Death of Twitter episode, the recorders kept rolling and all the big brains shared their thoughts on the rumored “Marzipan” iOS and macOS cross-development platform. Christina Warren of Microsoft joins to add context to…
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