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What’s Unusual in Tech
035: Not in My Lifetime with Cap Watkins
Nov 20 • 67 min
Cap Watkins, the former VP of Design at Buzzfeed and the founder of Practical Works, spoke with me about the future of work, learning to be a good manager, the story behind Practical Works, ethics (or the lack of them) in tech, tech leaders taking…
034: Context-Aware Personalized Fluid Interfaces with Ryan McLeod
Oct 16 • 63 min
Ryan McLeod is the creator of the brilliant, infuriating, Apple Design Award winning puzzle game, Blackbox. I chat with Ryan about his move to Amsterdam, the ideas behind Blackbox, turning a portfolio piece into a full-time job, designing context-aware…
033: How We Use the Apple Watch with Mom of 5 Larie Buck
Oct 9 • 43 min
Larie is pregnant and the mother of 5 children. She joined me to talk about the Apple Watch, and how it has surprisingly become an important part of her daily life as a mom.
032: Really Dope Bicycles with Matthew Cassinelli
Oct 2 • 60 min
Up-and-coming tech YouTuber, writer and podcaster Matthew Cassinelli was an early member at Workflow, the Apple-acquired company behind Shortcuts in iOS 12. Matthew offered his unique perspective on Shortcuts. We shared our thoughts on the new Apple…
031: A Strategic Look at Apple Day with Carolina Milanesi
Sep 13 • 59 min
For this Apple Day episode, I interviewed friend of the show and former guest, Carolina Milanesi. Carolina is an industry analyst at Creative Strategies and regular columnist for Techpinions, TIME, TechCrunch and PC Magazine. She joined me to discuss this…
030: Software Spelunking with Guilherme Rambo (Extra Episode)
Sep 6 • 66 min
Guilherme Rambo is a software spelunker and writer for 9to5Mac and an iOS developer in Brazil. He joined me for a special Apple Event predictions episode to chat about how he found rare leaked marketing images for both iPhone and Apple Watch, his…
029: Cate Huston International Spy
Sep 4 • 40 min
Cate Huston runs Jetpack engineering for Automattic and is an international speaker. In this early-morning recording, we chatted about the strange fad of “reinventing” food poorly, why she works in Ireland, the positive influence of internet raccoons,…
028: A Design Career, but Like Kanye with Jason Yuan
Aug 28 • 60 min
Jason Yuan is a design intern at Apple. We discussed his journey from theatre school to working in Cupertino, difficulties of breaking into the tech world, design celebrity culture, creating a Kanye book with depth, and more.
027: Internalized Twitter Voice with Owen Williams
Aug 21 • 66 min
The founder of Charged, Owen Williams, joined me this week to discuss his experience building a newsletter business, emerging internet business models, working in tech from Amsterdam and New Zealand, whether it’s time to end the yearly smartphone launch…
026: Starting a Non-Profit from Scratch with Jean MacDonald
Aug 14 • 63 min
Jean MacDonald is the founder of App Camp for Girls, a community manager at Micro.blog, and was an early employee at Smile Software, the company behind gems like TexExpander and PDFpen. She shared what it was like to start a non-profit from scratch, how…
025: Bootstrapping a High-Growth Startup with Christy Laurence
Aug 7 • 39 min
Christy Laurence is the CEO of Plann. She and I chatted about bootstrapping a high-growth startup, building a software business as a non-technical founder, and marketing tactics for organically building a global brand.
024: Tech in the South with Blair Reeves
Jul 31 • 52 min
Blair Reeves is the author of Building Products for the Enterprise and a principal product manager at SAS, the largest privately owned tech company in the world. We had a fascinating conversation about the major differences between the tech scenes in…
023: Software has Misplaced its Personality with Louie Mantia
Jul 17 • 56 min
Louie Mantia is the founder of Parakeet and a former designer for Apple and the prestigious Iconfactory. He and I chatted about iconography, his wonderful obsession with Memoji, the delightful addition of new colors in macOS Mojave, the sad lack of…
022: Apple’s 4-Pronged Media Strategy with Eric Young
Jul 10 • 62 min
Eric Young works in research and strategy for NBCUniversal. His understanding of Hollywood and the media landscape along with his strongly-held views on Apple made for a great conversation about Apple’s media strategy across music, video, news, podcasts…
021: #VoiceFirst with Cassidy Williams
Jul 3 • 47 min
Cassidy Williams, head of developer voice programs working on Alexa for Amazon. We talked about voice-first user experience, designing voice-first with a screen, building feedback loops into voice-first tools, the future of voice-first computing and more.
020: The Intersection of Design, Technology and Culture with May-Li Khoe
Jun 26 • 46 min
May-Li Khoe is the VP of Design at Khan Academy and long-time Apple designer who worked on software for the first iPhone and early stage human interface design research for Force Touch, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, HomePod and more. We had a…
019: Techno Villainy with Kelly Guimont
Jun 12 • 70 min
Kelly Guimont is my special guest this week. We discuss iOS apps on the Mac, Breaking up iTunes, Siri Shortcuts, building tools that can be used for evil and more.
018: Strategy, Strategy, Strategy with Ryan Jones
Jun 5 • 70 min
Ryan Jones, founder of Weather Line and Flighty, joined me after the Keynote to discuss Apple’s announcements and what they say about their strategy.
017: WWDC Predictions with Carolina Milanesi
May 29 • 63 min
This week I sat down with Carolina Milanesi, an industry analyst at Creative Strategies and regular columnist for Techpinions, TIME, TechCrunch and PC Magazine. We had a lot of fun talking about both what we want and what we expect from Apple at WWDC next…
016: A Bit of a Privacy Minefield with Paul and Mark Johnson
May 22 • 55 min
Mark and Paul Johnson are friends of mine and the founders of an education platform company called Pathwright. They joined me to talk about how we see technology impacting education over the next 50 years, how Google Duplex could replace the need for…
015: Building Better Products with Ryan Glasgow
May 15 • 39 min
The founder of UserLeap and my friend, Ryan Glasgow came on the show this week. We dove deep into how product managers distill user feedback into actionable insights, and we also talked about Twitter upping the character limit, Facebook’s mistakes,…
014: Being Yourself is Differentiating with Matt Birchler
May 8 • 65 min
This week I’m excited to have chatted with Matt Birchler of Birchtree. We discussed how we get our tech news, building a brand on the internet, and what we’ve learned over our many years trying to do just that. Then we closed out the show focusing on…
013: Social Media is a Lie with Georgia Dow
Apr 24 • 50 min
Georgia Dow brought her unique perspective as both a psychotherapist and a tech writer for iMore to the show. We discussed the intersection of social media and mental health, privacy, the robotpocolypse and more.
012: Kinda All Over the Place with Josh Centers
Apr 17 • 59 min
Josh Centers joined me to discuss Apple’s path under Tim Cook, the power of consistently creating and sharing what you create, the impact of technology on politics and more. Josh is a writer over at Tidbits and an author of several books on technology…
011: Apple, Education and Chattanooga with Bradley Chambers
Apr 10 • 60 min
This week I sat down with Bradley Chambers to discuss Apple and eduction. Bradley brings a unique perspective on this topic as both the Director of IT at a school in Tennessee and a regular technology writer for 9to5Mac and The Sweet Setup.
010: Construction and Roosters with Ben Bajarin
Apr 3 • 43 min
My special guest this week is Ben Bajarin, the founder of Techpinions and principal analyst at Creative Strategies where he leads primary research into consumer technology. We discussed Apple’s strategy to position the iPad for education (not necessarily…
009: Machine-Learning Powered Personalized Products with Sonya Mann
Mar 27 • 67 min
This week’s guest was Sonya Mann, staff reporter for Inc. and an all around interesting person. We talked personalized products powered by machine-learning, living in San Francisco, the fintech company she finds most interesting at the moment, and more.
008: Small Features that Delight
Mar 20 • 9 min
Small features certainly have the power to delight, and sadly, those types of features can also be described as something unusual in tech right now. In episode 008, I talk about 3 little things that have brought delight to me in recent weeks.
007: An Introduction to Design Systems with Marco Suarez
Mar 13 • 43 min
In this week’s show I sat down with Marco Suarez, Design Systems head at InVision and former designer for Etsy and MailChimp. We discussed his decision to be a remote worker, and we dove into the topic of Design Systems—what they are, how they work and…
006: A Learning Experience
Mar 6 • 5 min
Does the launch of the HomePod show that Apple has learned from their mistakes with the original Apple Watch? In this week’s show I take a look at this question and compare the launches of these 2 high-profile Apple products.
005: Recovering Audiophile Talks HomePod with Peter Cao
Feb 27 • 64 min
Peter Cao, editor from 9to5Mac and 9to5Google, joined me for this week’s show. He shared his perspective of the HomePod, as a self-proclaimed ‘recovering audiophile’, and we discussed Apple’s declining software quality, the delay of AirPlay 2 and one…
004: Tech and Making Comics with Benjamin Schipper
Feb 20 • 60 min
Benjamin Schipper joins Timothy to discuss his unique perspective of technology as a comic writer and artist. We discuss the tools he uses to run his business, the powerful pros and cons of social media and more.
003: Musings about HomePod
Feb 13 • 10 min
In this week’s episode I talk about my new HomePod, Echos and the smart home setup in our San Francisco apartment.
002: What is Accessibility? with Steven Aquino
Feb 3 • 49 min
Steven Aquino joins Timothy to discuss accessibility—what it is, and why accessibility is a hugely important for the future of voice-first tech.
001: Hello, World!
Feb 3 • 6 min
In this short inaugural episode, Timothy talks about his goals for Unco, the different formats the show will take, and one thing that is unusual in tech.