Cup of Tech

Cup of Tech
Coffee & Tech
44: The System Failed Me
Apr 23 • 72 min
It was the week of leaks. Join us as we discuss what is rumoured to be coming in iOS 13.
43: I Can Parse That
Apr 16 • 91 min
This week we chat about immigration to Canada, breaking up iTunes, Marzipan apps, and we judge each other’s docks.
42: Back to Glorious Days
Apr 9 • 86 min
This week we discuss accents, our first podcasts, and saying “um” too much. We also re-evaluate the scores from last week’s prediction round, discuss some follow-up about the new AirPods, before getting into tech policy in Australia, and tech regulation…
41: Doomed for Life
Apr 2 • 113 min
Join us this week to talk about Apple’s March Event, our prediction results, the AirPower cancelation, and new AirPods.
40: What is a Petabyte Dollar?
Mar 24 • 73 min
Join us this week to talk about Apple’s busy annoucement week, WWDC, an update on our prediction score sheet, Google’s “future of gaming”, and the price of Facebook updates.
39: March Event Prediction Episode
Mar 19 • 59 min
Join us this week for our special March 2019 “Apple Special Event” prediction (Not A Draft™) episode.
38: NASA Approved Plants
Mar 12 • 91 min
Kai Coffee, Malin Podcast, and Zach Petty join forces to talk about working environments and home offices, and Zach learns a thing or two about the climate in Vancouver. Our main topic happened to be pondering what the future of ARKit could be, especially…
37: You’re Not Eating Your Code
Mar 5 • 95 min
This week we’re talking about product focus in tech discussions, Apple ID woes, forming good habits by building streaks, and motivating work environments.
36: Ming-Chi Kuo Edition
Feb 26 • 86 min
The Ming-Chi Kuo Apple report, 2019 AirPods, Apple “pro” products, iPhone and Ultra-Wide Band connectivity, and foldable phones (or not).
35: I Follow You on Twitter
Feb 19 • 120 min
Join us this week to discuss dark mode, always-on displays, Apple Watch features, competition in tech, and analytics & privacy.
34: Head of the People
Feb 12 • 106 min
Join us this week to discuss designing UI & icons, public transport, Apple retail, and Spotify’s push into podcasting.
33: Small Phones, Large Computers
Feb 5 • 103 min
Join us this week to discuss fancy doorbells, the FaceTime bug, public perception of bugs, the importance of critical feedback, and some more about Apple products we’re expecting in 2019.
32: Music Critic
Jan 29 • 100 min
Join us this week for Very Good™ follow-up, an update on Malin’s meetup talk preparation, MS Office and the Mac App Store, all things Slack, beta software, our thoughts on the state of Xcode, and electric scooters for city transport.
31: I Had Too Much Fun
Jan 22 • 99 min
This week we touch on a lot of different topics, starting out with CarPlay followed by talking about critical technologies that sometimes fails us. We then chat about starting meetups, giving technical talks with demos, and our admiration for people who…
30: Sounds Like a March Event
Jan 15 • 98 min
This week we’re talking about Wallabies, AirPower, Apple’s entire event and product lineup for 2019, and cultural differences in Europe, North America, and Australia.
29: We Are Living in Strange Times
Jan 8 • 46 min
This week Zach is on a mission and Malin and Kai talk about CES, Apple’s earnings revision, doing meaningful work, and the future.
28: We’re Not the Good Idea Podcast
Jan 1 • 102 min
Our first episode of the year has us talking about using tech products near and in water, ordering food in North America, fitness routines for the New Year, motivation for working on side projects, and discussion around goal setting and themes.
27: You Actually Meet Santa
Dec 25, 2018 • 113 min
The holiday season is here and we get nostalgic looking at the year that passed. Each of us talks about our favourite iOS and macOS apps of the year and we give a shout-out to all the hardware tech product that we have enjoyed this year. To round the…
26: I Don’t Ask Questions
Dec 18, 2018 • 81 min
We discuss volume control with Apple Watch, Pinecast, Vapor and Vapor Cloud, online programming communities, and Things - a to-do app!
25: Core Backdoor
Dec 11, 2018 • 127 min
App review prompts, Canadian Internet, Kai got a new mouse, and the Apple Watch can finally take ECG readings (if you’re in the U.S.). Our main topics this week are Australia’s Assistance and Access Bill 2018 (RIP encryption), and what makes a good meetup…
24: Moron Levels
Dec 4, 2018 • 93 min
Our main topic is our podcast setup. We talk about the hardware, software, and everything in between that we use to publish each episode of the show!
23: None of It Matters
Nov 27, 2018 • 114 min
Our main topic this week is Twitter - is every Tweet just a shout into the void?
22: Backup Your Family
Nov 20, 2018 • 145 min
Our main topic this week is all about our data backup solutions. We also learn what an “Instagram Menu” is, discuss tipping culture and sales tax, give an exciting emoji update, and talk about do not disturb and how we think it could be improved as a…
21: Don’t Fool Yourself
Nov 13, 2018 • 127 min
Kai has a number of new computers in front of him, we discuss bad Australian Internet, mobile roaming, take a crash course in cricket pitch curation, test our coffee-identification ability, and finally discuss the all-important topic of productivity on…
20: My Week Has Been Tough
Nov 6, 2018 • 122 min
Join us for the final results of our second not-a-draft and discussions about nit-picky iOS 12 and macOS Mojave observations, TV shows, iMac purchase decision making, and our new “The Stuff We Like List Thing” segment.
19: A Dream World of iMacs
Nov 1, 2018 • 110 min
Join us for a discussion about Apple’s October special event. New computers, product marketing vs engineering, Lana Del Rey, swearing on stage, and the all-important result of the draft-not-a-draft!
18: Legit but Brutal
Oct 23, 2018 • 82 min
Join us this week for our predictions ahead of the 2018 Apple October Special Event.
17: Fried Monkey
Oct 16, 2018 • 69 min
This week we talk about cloud storage, Google’s “Made By Google 2018” event, Elon Musk, and some podcast housekeeping.
16: Mixed Feelings About Shortcuts
Oct 10, 2018 • 119 min
This week we talk about our social media habits, and go in-depth on Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12.
15: Are You Sure You’re Not Imagining That?
Oct 4, 2018 • 63 min
Some of us updated to macOS Mojave, Kai’s got a working Apple Watch Series 4, and we talk for a while about “Marzipan” (or project sneak-peak) apps and the future of software on the Mac.
14: Naming Stuff Is Hard
Sep 25, 2018 • 92 min
We’ve all taken delivery of a new Apple Watch, so we discuss that for a while, followed by the first impressions of iPhone XS.
13: I’m Broken
Sep 14, 2018 • 134 min
Apple Special Event (September 12, 2018) post-event discussion.
12: Not a Draft
Sep 11, 2018 • 65 min
Join us ahead of the 2018 September Apple Special Event for our predictions about all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and maybe some other things.
11: Aluminium
Sep 6, 2018 • 66 min
Invites have been sent out for the Apple Event on 12th September (or the 13th if you live on the other side of the world). Join us to discuss the leaked pictures of the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4.
10: Don’t Talk to Them
Aug 29, 2018 • 130 min
Join us this week to talk about Apple hardware and software delays, a Mastodon 101, and our podcast listening habits.
9: Bar Analogy
Aug 22, 2018 • 75 min
This week begins with some follow-up about Zach’s talk at Cocoaheads. Minimal homework was also completed as we tried Twist and Microsoft Teams. Zach is horrified to learn that Kai and Malin store git repositories in online sync systems, and we speculate…
8: Existential Crisis
Aug 14, 2018 • 138 min
This week’s extremely short show begins with Zach having realised it’s likely that the iPhone will again grow in 2018, and then we move into an exploration of different podcast clients. Our main topics this week are talking at meetups and conferences,…
7: Mars Event
Aug 12, 2018 • 53 min
We’ve got a few mini-topics this week - an emoji update, a story about f.lux, and Google Docs autocorrect. We’ve got two main topics: our expectations for Apple’s September event, followed by a discussion about the removal of the App Store affiliate…
6: I Call It Homework
Aug 3, 2018 • 54 min
Kai has finally installed the iOS 12 beta, the new MacBook Pros no longer throttles under load, Atlassian and Slack are sitting in a tree, and apparantly Kai likes lists.
5: I Don’t Think It’s Cheating the System
Jul 30, 2018 • 55 min
This week we talk about everything from buying a new Mac, to what cloud storage to use, a whole bunch about emoji, Apple Watch move streaks, and finally MacBook Pro thermal throttling.
4: App Store 10th Anniversary
Jul 27, 2018 • 53 min
Join us this week to talk about the newly announced 2018 update to the MacBook Pro line, as well as discussion about the 10th anniversary of the App Store.
3: Home Automation
Jul 26, 2018 • 44 min
Today’s main “So” is Home Automation. Zach just got some Phillips Hue bulbs, but Malin and Kai are already home automation experts. A brief detour is taken to discuss the Australian launch of Amazon Prime, followed by a comparison of smart home speakers…
2: iOS 12 & watchOS 5 betas
Jul 25, 2018 • 27 min
Join us this week to talk about the iOS 12 and watchOS 5 betas.
1: We’re Making a Podcast
Jul 20, 2018 • 36 min
This is the first episode of So Cast. We’re in the Apple Podcast Studio at WWDC 2018 and talk about podcasting & our WWDC experience.