The Rebound

The Rebound

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A technology podcast from Apple geeks Dan Moren, …
217: Burgeoning Ninja Problem
Dec 13 • 44 min
Dan got a pair of TaoTronics but has a problem with them: https://www.taotronics.com The HomePod is on sale: https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2018/12/12/18136701/apple-homepod-deal-sale-b-h-photo Qualcomm won a ban on iPhones in China:…
216: Frog Content
Dec 6 • 37 min
Apple presents its Best of 2018: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/12/apple-presents-the-best-of-2018/ Apple Music comes to the Amazon Echo: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/30/apple-music-echo-december/ Lex recommends Jackbox Games:…
215: It’s 3am In Scotland
Nov 29 • 37 min
Apple’s Black Friday sales this year were four days of meh: https://9to5mac.com/2018/11/23/apple-black-friday-sale-now-live-us/ Giving us yet another reason to love him, the president suggests he might put tariffs on Apple devices made in China:…
214: Go to the Apple Store Today
Nov 22 • 41 min
Lex wants a Switch for his birthday: https://www.nintendo.com/switch/ Moltz recommends Breath of the Wild because duh: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-switch And SnipperClips for playing with the kids:…
213: Yacht Vacuuming
Nov 15 • 39 min
Lex bought an Echo Spot and Moltz says good luck with that: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SQYXTW?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=78546412580719&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_9cv60cpes2_e Some users have had to reset their Apple IDs:…
212: Serf Culture
Nov 8 • 47 min
Marco Arment’s review of the 2018 Mac mini: https://marco.org/2018/11/06/mac-mini-2018-review John Gruber’s review of the 2018 MacBook Air: https://daringfireball.net/2018/11/the_2018_retina_macbook_air Gruber’s commentary on Dan Frakes’s move to Apple:…
211: My Virtual Finger
Nov 1 • 42 min
Apple announced new MacBook Airs and Mac minis: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/30/2018-macbook-air-mac-mini-hands-on/ And new iPads: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/30/2018-ipad-pro-hands-on/ Jason Snell’s thoughts on the event:…
210: News Aggravator
Oct 25 • 40 min
John Gruber’s iPhone XR review: https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/the_iphone_xr Mike Hurley’s iPhone XS vs Pixel 3 photo comparison: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17861051287295881/ Apple’s October 30th event invitations were unique:…
209: You’re Too Damn Handsome
Oct 18 • 38 min
Dan is curious about the new AirPlay 2 speakers from Libratone: https://www.libratone.com/us/products/#speakers Steve Troughton-Smith is making some cool Watch faces: https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/1051918185941913601 Yves Luther explains how…
208: Lexit
Oct 11 • 45 min
Google’s Pixel 3 event announcements: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/09/google-announces-pixel-3-smartphone-home-hub-smart-speaker-and-pixel-slate-tablet/ Facebook Portal? No, thanks:…
207: That’s a Life Hack, Friends
Oct 4 • 34 min
Behold the woozy face emoji: https://twitter.com/jeremyburge/status/1047186613028225024 Anyway, we’re getting some new emoji in iOS 12.1: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/02/ios-12-1-new-emoji-characters-coming/ Dan’s photo with his iPhone XS:…
206: Mojave Love
Sep 28 • 46 min
The one thing we’re enjoying about Mojave is dynamic desktop: https://itnext.io/macos-mojave-dynamic-wallpapers-ii-f8b1e55c82f Slate looks at Apple News: https://slate.com/technology/2018/09/apple-news-media-slate-ad-sales-no-money.html Google announced…
205: Six Million Ham Sandwiches
Sep 20 • 45 min
Apple updated all the wares that are soft and shipped Shortcuts for iOS. Here’s the user guide: https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/welcome/ios John Gruber’s thoughts on the iPhone XS and the camera: https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/the_iphones_xs…
204: The iPhone SB
Sep 13 • 43 min
Apple had an event where it announced some things: https://www.macstories.net/news/september-12-event-roundup-all-the-little-things/ Jason Perlow on how the Apple Watch saved his life:…
203: Get Bent
Sep 6 • 39 min
9to5Mac obtained pictures of the upcoming iPhones: https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/30/2018-iphone-xs-design-larger-version-gold-exclusive/ And the new Apple Watch: https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/30/2018-iphone-xs-design-larger-version-gold-exclusive/ Brent…
202: Sweet Moltz Money
Aug 30 • 40 min
Apple will be shipping something like 86 phones this fall so analysts expect them to sell a lot of phones: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/28/2018-iphone-shipments-highest/ A shout out to Panic’s Prompt: https://panic.com/prompt/ This year’s iPhones may…
201: My Best Day of Exercise in Four Years
Aug 23 • 43 min
Are a “low-cost” MacBook Air and a pro Mac mini coming? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-20/apple-is-said-to-plan-revamped-low-cost-macs-to-reignite-sales Nvidia is releasing new cards:…
200: 200th Episode Spooktacular
Aug 16 • 43 min
Moltz will be participating in DeactiDay: https://mashable.com/2018/08/15/deactiday-twitter-protest-alex-jones/#PxWC8ypmI5qs Did you know Moltz and Lex do another podcast? It’s true: https://turningthiscararound.com Apple removes Group Facetime from iOS…
199: True Death Camera
Aug 9 • 43 min
Apple is the first company to hit a valuation of $1 trillion: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/technology/apple-stock-1-trillion-market-cap.html Lex recalls the Encyclopedia Britannica kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMpgcz6s-eI Pick o’ the week is…
198: Troubleshooting with Doctors Moltz and Moren
Aug 2 • 44 min
Lex likes his Eero setup (former advertiser): https://eero.com Apple fixed the issue with the 2018 MacBook Pros: http://www.loopinsight.com/2018/07/24/apple-identifies-and-fixes-thermal-bug-in-new-macbook-pro/ As we predict on this episode, Apple made a…
197: 20 Minutes From Now
Jul 26 • 44 min
We discuss the i9 and predict that news will break about it 20 minutes after the podcast is over and THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED ARE WE THE LATHE OF HEAVEN: http://www.loopinsight.com/2018/07/24/apple-identifies-and-fixes-thermal-bug-in-new-macbook-pro/…
196: Lil Tension
Jul 19 • 42 min
PRIME DAY!!! had some troubles: https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/16/prime-down-amazons-sale-day-turns-into-fail-day/ Apple updated the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/07/apple-updates-the-macbook-pro-in-big-and-small-ways/ Check…
195: I’m Doing It Wrong
Jul 12 • 45 min
AgileBits denies Apple is in talks to acquire the maker of 1Password: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/10/apple-1password-deployment-acquisition-talks/ Apple is rumored to be shipping new iPhone colors in the fall:…
194: Nothing But The Net
Jul 5 • 36 min
Apple is switching to its own base maps for Apple Maps: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/29/apple-is-rebuilding-maps-from-the-ground-up/ FaceID may be coming to the iPad: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/03/ios-12-hints-at-upcoming-ipad-with-face-id/ Some…
193: Be the Memoji You Want to Be
Jun 28 • 43 min
Public betas are out! iOS 12: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/06/ios-12-public-beta-is-out-for-all/ macOS Mojave: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/06/mojave-beta/ Apple announced MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard service program:…
192: They Can’t Make Something Out of Nothing
Jun 21 • 38 min
Rogue Amoeba’s Quentin Carnicelli on the state of Mac hardware: https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/06/14/on-the-sad-state-of-macintosh-hardware/ John Gruber on adding a trackpad to the iPad: https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/06/13/ipad-trackpad-idea…
191: Memoji Emergency!
Jun 14 • 45 min
Stephen Hackett on macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode: https://512pixels.net/2018/06/on-macos-mojaves-dark-mode/ Goodbye iBooks, hello Books: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/06/apple-books-all-new-for-iphone-and-ipad-celebrates-reading/ Lex and Dan talk about…
190: I Don’t Have Thirty Friends!
Jun 7 • 52 min
The Six Color’s liveblog from the WWDC Keynote: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/06/live-from-wwdc-2018/ Apple announced Siri Shortcuts at WWDC: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/06/siri-shortcuts-third-party-integration-by-another-name/ Daniel Jalkut on the…
189: Nobody Lets Me Name Anything
May 31 • 47 min
iOS 11.4 brings AirPlay 2.0 to the HomePod. FINALLY. https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/05/ios-11-4-brings-stereo-pairs-and-multi-room-audio-with-airplay-2/ ZOMG THE ECHO SENT A BUNCH OF RECORDINGS but it kinda did what it was supposed to do:…
188: A Power Move
May 24 • 28 min
The FBI over-counted the number of smartphones in criminal investigations it was unable to unlock by… a lot: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/23/613763355/fbi-over-counted-encrypted-phones-connected-to-crimes-by-a-lot Apple is taking on…
187: Sittin’ Here With a Bunch of Jazz
May 17 • 40 min
Just like the rumors, Dan and Moltz are conflicted over the iPhone SE2: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/05/14/iphone-se-2-not-finalized-macotakara/ Apple is being hit with a class action suit over the MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards:…
186: I Enjoy Setting Up Routers
May 10 • 43 min
Apple wins a patent for a round Watch face: https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/08/round-apple-watch-patent/ iOS 13 is rumored to have an iPad focus: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/05/04/ios-13-revamped-files-app/ The iMac turned 20:…
185: So Many Results
May 3 • 39 min
Apple Insider’s look at MacBook Pro keyboard reliability: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/04/30/2016-macbook-pro-butterfly-keyboards-failing-twice-as-frequently-as-older-models John Gruber on Marzipan, Apple’s supposed cross-platform development…
184: If You Give A Monkey A Copyright
Apr 26 • 43 min
Amazon will now deliver to the trunk of your car because, sure, why not: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/24/17261744/amazon-package-delivery-car-trunk-gm-volvo SmugMug buys Flickr: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/20/flickr-smugmug-acquisition/ Sorry,…
183: A Smith Corona Tagline
Apr 19 • 40 min
Apple takes leakers pretty seriously: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-13/apple-warns-employees-to-stop-leaking-information-to-media Spotify and Hulu bundle their services together:…
182: How Computer Work
Apr 13 • 36 min
Apparently the HomePod isn’t selling like homecakes: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-12/apple-s-stumbling-homepod-isn-t-the-hot-seller-company-wanted Worried about Siri’s performance? Don’t. She has all knew jokes:…
181: 2 High 2 Sierra
Apr 6 • 39 min
Matthew Panzarino sat down with some Apple execs to talk about the upcoming Mac Pro: https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/apples-2019-imac-pro-will-be-shaped-by-workflows/ Making the Touch Bar useful requires a lot of fiddling:…
180: We’re Betting Hugs
Mar 28 • 45 min
We discuss what was announced at Apple’s Field Trip event this week: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/03/live-apples-chicago-event/ Students got a bump in iCloud storage, but not the rest of us:…
179: Don’t Tell God
Mar 22 • 42 min
Facebook is a hot mess: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump A self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian: http://www.loopinsight.com/2018/03/20/self-driving-uber-car-kills-pedestrian/…
178: You Must Flip It
Mar 15 • 39 min
The Fitbit Versa probably won’t beat the Apple Watch: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/03/13/fitbit-versa-and-fitbit-ace/ Apple has acquired the newsstand app Texture:…
177: Light Zippo
Mar 8 • 48 min
An interesting story about thieves trying to access the iCloud account using a stolen iPhone: https://twitter.com/kapowaz/status/970778193950138368 Are rumors of the death of the MacBook Air greatly exaggerated?…
176: Have You Tried Defragging?
Mar 1 • 36 min
Apple and the NRA: http://time.com/money/5176783/nra-boycott-fedex-amazon-apple-gun-control-youtube/ Apple working on over-ear headphones: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/25/kgi-apple-over-ear-headphones/ We might be getting an iPhone X Plus:…
175: The Case of the Missing AirPods
Feb 22 • 37 min
If you think AirPods might not be good for you, try the Beats X: https://smile.amazon.com/BeatsX-Wireless-In-Ear-Headphones-Gray/dp/B01NC389VR/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1519328456&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=beats+x&psc=1 Alto’s Odyssey is here:…
174: I Have Many Many Enemies
Feb 16 • 36 min
The HomePod can leave rings on wood furniture: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/apple-homepod/#homepods-flaws-but-not-dealbreakers-homepod-vs-echo-vs-google-home-max-vs-sonos-one But the Sonos One does, too:…
173: Clawing His Way Back
Feb 9 • 39 min
Read a damn HomePod review: https://daringfireball.net/2018/02/homepod Moltz has been playing Dandy Dungeon: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dandy-dungeon-brave-yamada/id987732117?mt=8 Why your Alexa wasn’t going off the whole Superbowl:…
172: That Math Checks Out
Jan 31 • 39 min
More on how the HomePod works: https://m.imore.com/how-homepod-works-apple-music-itunes-match-icloud-music-library-airplay-and-flac-files Apple delaying features for iOS 12 to focus on reliability and performance:…
171: Dumb as a Brick
Jan 25 • 42 min
The HomePod cometh: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/01/homepod-arrives-february-9-available-to-order-this-friday/ The iPhone X has been CANCELED: https://daringfireball.net/2018/01/iphone_x_one_year You might be able to get the Google Arts & Culture…
170: Long-Time Listeners
Jan 18 • 42 min
Lex recounts the delightful story of Starfish: https://www.macworld.com/article/2027044/starfish-smartwatch-saga-illustrates-entrepreneurial-stumbling-blocks.html Apple may shrink the notch in upcoming iPhones:…
169: Maybe You’re on a Beta
Jan 11 • 34 min
Our apologies: Lex recorded this episode inside a tin can. The power went out at CES: https://slate.com/technology/2018/01/the-power-went-out-at-ces.html Apple investors urge the company to do something about kids and screens:…
168: It Is You Who Sucks
Jan 4 • 49 min
It’s our post-holiday TV show and games extravaganza! Check out this cool “Caledonian Gambit” shirt: http://reboundcast.com/shirts All the cool people are rage-quitting Twitter:…
167: I’m Being Machine-Learned Right Now
Dec 21, 2017 • 42 min
We haven’t tried the iMac Pro yet, but others have: https://daringfireball.net/2017/12/imac_pro_first_impressions The Caava will ship in February: https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/19/16794280/caavo-universal-remote-price-release-date It’s too late to get…
166: Sinister Plots
Dec 14, 2017 • 46 min
Here comes the iMac Pro: https://www.macworld.com/article/3241899/macs/should-you-buy-an-imac-pro.html Jony Ive retakes management of design team:…
165: They Don’t Call Me Lox
Dec 7, 2017 • 38 min
How ‘bout that IAmRoot bug? https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/11/developer-goes-public-with-macos-root-vulnerability/ Did you like that or the December 2nd bug? https://twitter.com/reneritchie/status/936826338496806912 Lex seemed to think it was Rob…
164: Cockroaches, Inc.
Nov 30, 2017 • 45 min
Lex’s kids are getting Bloxels: http://home.bloxelsbuilder.com/index.html Dan ordered a Sonos One: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/one.html Lex uses Tile to find his keys: https://www.thetileapp.com We all use The Wirecutter: https://thewirecutter.com…
163: It’s a My Face Problem
Nov 22, 2017 • 40 min
Are you sitting down? Because the HomePod has been delayed until 2018: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/17/homepod-delayed-until-2018/ Bloomberg’s story on the origin of the HomePod:…
162: Superfluous Oboe
Nov 16, 2017 • 47 min
Are you a Podfaster?! Then get help: https://www.buzzfeed.com/doree/meet-the-people-who-listen-to-podcasts-at-super-fast-speeds Lex recommends Flipflop Solitaire: http://www.flipflopsolitaire.com/ And HQ Trivia:…
161: Buttons More Buttony
Nov 12, 2017 • 44 min
Dan and Lex talk about their new iPhone Exes I think they’re called. Jason Snell’s impressions are here: https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/11/one-week-with-the-iphone-x/ Dan has picked up one of the wireless chargers the Wirecutter recommends:…
160: People Are Very Angry
Nov 2, 2017 • 39 min
Jason Snell’s iPhone X review: https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/10/iphone-x-tomorrows-iphone-today/ Matt Alexander’s thoughts on who got an early look at the iPhone X: https://one37.net/blog/31/10/2017/pr Dan on some things Apple needs to fix in iOS and…
159: The Cheese Standard
Oct 26, 2017 • 40 min
Bloomberg says Apple let suppliers reduce the accuracy of Face ID but doesn’t give many details and Apple has denied the report: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-25/inside-apple-s-struggle-to-get-the-iphone-x-to-market-on-time This isn’t…
158: Are You Saying My Paper Bag is No Good?
Oct 19, 2017 • 45 min
This episode is not brought to you by Movies Anywhere, but it sure sounds like it is: https://moviesanywhere.com/ There’s probably some drug joke you could make about KRACK but WiFi hacking is NOT funny and neither are dangerous drugs:…
157: Have You Considered Leeching?
Oct 12, 2017 • 40 min
There’s a new trailer for the next movie in that long-running movie franchise you like: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lucasfilm/star-wars-the-last-jedi/ Twitter is upping the character limit to 280:…
156: Have We Started Recording?
Oct 5, 2017 • 40 min
The recent spate of Back To My Mac-related ransomware: http://mashable.com/2017/09/22/icloud-hack-find-my-mac/#nEFuvc71Imqp Mat Honan’s 2012 horror story of being hacked: https://www.wired.com/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking The Amazon Fire 4K:…
155: It’s No Leopard
Sep 28, 2017 • 39 min
Nilay Patel makes the case for Apple to make a TV: https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/25/16359798/apple-television-justification Apple is reportedly in the bidding for the James Bond franchise:…
154: I Would Take That Bullet For You Guys
Sep 21, 2017 • 38 min
Federico Viticci’s massive iOS 11 review is out: https://www.macstories.net/stories/ios-11-the-macstories-review/ The Apple Watch’s LTE bug is caused by public WiFi networks with interstitial captive login:…
153: I Killed the Smartest Man in the World
Sep 14, 2017 • 49 min
Apple held an event this week, if you didn’t hear, and here are Jason Snell’s impressions of the iPhone X: https://www.macworld.com/article/3224526/apple-phone/iphone-x-hands-on-and-first-impressions-with-apples-new-iphone.html Michael Gartenberg has some…
152: A Real Roller Coaster of Emotion
Sep 7, 2017 • 45 min
The Red Sox use Apple Watches to steal signs against the Yankees: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/sports/baseball/boston-red-sox-stealing-signs-yankees.html?_r=0 Microsoft tells the government they have to go through them for DREAMers (we incorrectly…
151: Finding Kay Shamancy
Aug 31, 2017 • 41 min
Lex is trying out Robokiller: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/robokiller-block-spam-calls-identify-callers/id1022831885?mt=8 Hiya is another: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hiya-caller-id-and-block/id986999874?mt=8 The Echo has added multi-room audio:…
150: Evil, But Nuanced
Aug 23, 2017 • 41 min
Mark Gurman’s latest at Bloomberg has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-apple-iphone8/ See this thread: https://twitter.com/rjonesy/status/899990609079009280 Adios, CrashPlan for consumers:…
149: Using Jason Snell’s Face
Aug 10, 2017 • 40 min
On a recent episode of Upgrade (https://www.relay.fm/upgrade), Jason Snell speculated that Face ID would silence notifications while you’re looking at the phone. This may have been corroborated: https://twitter.com/_inside/status/894998023373303809 Glow…
148: Gary the Photo Intern
Aug 3, 2017 • 41 min
Apple HomePod firmware release appears to reveal some iPhone plans: https://sixcolors.com/link/2017/07/apple-firmware-release-may-reveal-iphone-plans/ Allen Pike has some thoughts on possible iOS 11 usability improvements:…
147: You Said My Thing Was Dumb!
Jul 27, 2017 • 41 min
Adobe to end Flash support by 2020: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/with-html5-webgl-javascript-ascendant-adobe-to-cease-flash-dev-at-end-of-2020/ John Gruber on force quitting apps:…
146: Everybody Wants the Sandwich
Jul 20, 2017 • 38 min
Jason Snell on the iPhone 8: http://www.macworld.com/article/3207552/iphone-ipad/apples-risky-balancing-act-with-the-next-iphone.html John Gruber discusses possible iPhone 8 pricing: https://daringfireball.net/2017/07/speculation_on_new_iphone_pricing…
145: Prime Day is Like a Box of Chocolates
Jul 11, 2017 • 38 min
Joyous Prime Day to our readers. We hope you availed yourself of the sweet deals, such as this 18-pack of flashlights: https://www.amazon.ca/EverBrite-Aluminum-Flashlight-Batteries-Included/dp/B01CTX742M/ Or maybe some cat-eared headphones:…
144: BloodID
Jul 6, 2017 • 49 min
Ken Segall recounts the story of the Intel Inside stickers: http://kensegall.com/2017/06/steve-jobs-and-the-missing-intel-inside-sticker/ The Loop has the video of the guy who asked Steve Jobs why Macs don’t have the Intel Inside sticker:…
143: Too Many Echoes, Not Enough House
Jun 29, 2017 • 50 min
The iOS 11 public beta has started: https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ MacRumors says Apple has acquired German firm SensoMotoric Instruments: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/26/apple-acquires-sensomotoric-instruments/ On the 10th anniversary of the…
142: The iBarrel
Jun 22, 2017 • 39 min
Leaked information about Apple’s leaked information: https://theoutline.com/post/1766/leaked-recording-inside-apple-s-global-war-on-leakers Tech leaders super happy to visit the White House: https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/877158391419994112 Apple does…
141: You Should Be Committed
Jun 16, 2017 • 39 min
Dan has a keyboard he’s been holding out about: https://twitter.com/dmoren/status/875367583654039556 It’s for sale on Amazon for $33: https://www.amazon.com/iClever-Bluetooth-Rechargeable-Universal-Smartphone/dp/B01JA6HG88 Submitted for your approval (or…
140: You’re in My Party Playlist (WWDC 2017)
Jun 6, 2017 • 50 min
Jason Snell got to try out the HomePod: https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/06/ears-on-with-the-homepod/ He’s also got a wrap-up of Apple’s announcements: http://www.macworld.com/article/3199787/wwdc/wwdc-2017-keynote-taking-it-all-in.html Bozoma Saint John…
139: You Don’t Deserve A Touch Bar
Jun 1, 2017 • 44 min
ALL HAIL THE ESSENTIAL PHONE: https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/30/15711170/essential-phone-announcement-price-android-andy-rubin LIKEWISE HAIL THEIR HOME THINGY:…
138: Thinking Man Emoji
May 25, 2017 • 36 min
Are new laptops coming at WWDC? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-16/apple-said-to-plan-laptop-upgrades-as-microsoft-enters-market Jason Snell has some thoughts on a Siri speaker:…
137: We’re Doubling Down on Glass
May 18, 2017 • 35 min
Alexa now makes phone calls and Dan thinks there’s nothing wrong with any of it at all (can you tell Dan doesn’t write the show notes?): https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/21/amazon-echo-alexa-home-robot-privacy-cloud The U.S. may ban laptops…
136: The Bleep-Bloop Button
May 10, 2017 • 43 min
It appears that reports of an Amazon Echo with a screen were true. Enter the Echo Show: https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/05/echo-show-ships-on-june-28-for-230/ You can also get Cortana on a speaker thing later this year:…
135: Two More Annoyances
May 4, 2017 • 40 min
Want to kill hours on end? Blizzard made its classic game StarCraft available for free: https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/starcraft Lex now owns a Harmony Hub on Dan’s recommendation: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/harmony-hub When purchasing…
134: Try This On For Sighs
Apr 27, 2017 • 54 min
John Gruber on the Apple Watch’s success: https://daringfireball.net/2017/04/apple_watch_success Stephen King’s pseudonym: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bachman Did you know that Dan has a scifi book coming out soon? Get it here:…
133: The Sonos Sub is Delicious
Apr 20, 2017 • 40 min
The iPhone 8 might be having fingerprint reader troubles: https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/18/bloomberg-new-iphone-8-glass-steel-fingerprint-sensor/ AirPods are still 6 weeks out for shipping: https://daringfireball.net/linked/2017/04/18/airpods-shipping-delay…
132: What Is Wrong With You Is My Next Question
Apr 12, 2017 • 44 min
Lex is away so Dan and I start out by talking about the trailer for the next Thor movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7MGUNV8MxU&feature=youtu.be Apple is ditching graphics chips from Imagination in favor of its own:…
131: This Would Have Been Great To Know About Two Years Ago
Apr 4, 2017 • 42 min
ZOMG NEW MAC PROS ARE COMING! http://daringfireball.net/2017/04/the_mac_pro_lives Matthew Panzarino also has some thoughts: https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/04/apple-pushes-the-reset-button-on-the-mac-pro/ The whole Mac Pro chat basically went down exactly…
130: I Like My Face Better
Mar 30, 2017 • 44 min
Why you might want to consider getting a VPN: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/521831393/congress-overturns-internet-privacy-regulation Apple filed a trademark for the PowerBook name:…
129: Look at This GUI
Mar 23, 2017 • 43 min
Mark Gurman says Apple’s getting into AR: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-20/apple-s-next-big-thing Will Samsung’s upcoming virtual assistant make you Hulk out?…
128: Let’s Make Some Bets
Mar 16, 2017 • 45 min
Lex recommends Alarm Relay instead of other home security companies: https://www.alarmrelay.com They use an app from Alarm.com: https://www.alarm.com Dan is a negative Nelly on the idea of new Mac Pros:…
127: Old Man Walkin’
Mar 9, 2017 • 45 min
Moltz is considering tricking out his 2006 MacBook: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP31?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US Dan has some cheap Bluetooth headphones from Kinivo:…
126: Having an Episode
Mar 2, 2017 • 34 min
OMG DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE OSCARS, oh, you did: http://variety.com/2017/film/in-contention/moonlight-best-picture-oscars-la-la-land-analysis-1201997362/ Apple should buy Netflix: https://om.co/2017/02/22/why-apple-should-buy-netflix-again/ No, Apple does…
125: Literal Parlor Tricks
Feb 23, 2017 • 43 min
Get psyched for Alto’s Odyssey: http://www.altosodyssey.com Rumors of new iPads in March and an iPhone SE with more storage: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/20/ipad-pro-march-event-128gb-iphone-se/ Lex has LIFX light bulbs. Look at this guy in this…
124: I Think We’re Doing It Wrong
Feb 16, 2017 • 42 min
Get Stagehand: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stagehand-reverse-platformer/id977536934?mt=8 Planet of the Apps is a show that Apple is making: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RInsFIWl-Q Carpool Karaoke is another one that’s coming to Apple Music:…
123: $500 Well Spent
Feb 9, 2017 • 48 min
Dan’s $500 red alert is great when it works: https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/02/automate-this-red-alert-shields-up/ Vizio smart TVs have been too nosy:…
122: Artistically Bereft
Feb 2, 2017 • 44 min
The Iconfactory has a new drawing app out called Linea: http://blog.iconfactory.com/2017/01/introducing-linea/ Apple’s quarterly results are coming, but we don’t have them yet: http://investor.apple.com/ Super Mario Run has some new features:…
121: I’m More of a Gambling Man
Jan 26, 2017 • 41 min
A fair number of Apple people are going to Tesla: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2017/01/23/ording-tesla Probably nothing to worry about but the mega-rich are buying up bunkers in New Zealand:…
120: They’re Good Matches, Brent
Jan 19, 2017 • 37 min
We might be interested in the Nintendo Switch: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/nintendo-switch-future-analysis/ Lex has his Raspberry Pi working but Dan might go with using a Mac mini and OpenEmu: http://openemu.org Complex’s interview with Apple’s…
119: The Old Codgers Show
Jan 12, 2017 • 43 min
Happy 10th anniversary, iPhone: https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/01/the-iphones-first-10th-birthday/ Dan was at CES when the iPhone was announced: https://sixcolors.com/post/2017/01/happy-10th-birthday-iphone/ Steven Levy interviewed Phil Schiller about…
118: I Swallowed One of My AirPods
Jan 5, 2017 • 42 min
Lenovo has announced an Alexa-powered Echo-type device: http://www.macrumors.com/2017/01/03/ces-2017-lenovo-alexa-smart-speaker/ Mattel’s Aristotle is an Alexa clone for kids:…
117: Nose Pods
Dec 23, 2016 • 38 min
The AirPods cometh: https://techpinions.com/apple-airpods-more-than-just-headphones/48310 The Mac hardware development process at Apple is in disarray: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-20/how-apple-alienated-mac-loyalists Tim Cook says new…
116: Rebound: The John and Jon Edition
Dec 17, 2016 • 54 min
Lex and Dan are away this week so Moltz chats with guest host Jon Armstrong from Turning This Car Around. Naturally, we start by talking about Rogue One: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lucasfilm/rogueoneastarwarsstory/ Apple pulled watchOS 3.1.1 after…
115: I Got The High Score Every Single Time
Dec 8, 2016 • 42 min
Lex has a couple of new Watch bands. A leather one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016I7A8B4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3ANLZZAO5LRN&coliid=I35F7MTQQQKO0F&psc=1 And a knock-off Milanese loop:…
114: Nerds Are People
Dec 1, 2016 • 50 min
Amazon is reportedly working on an Echo with a touch screen: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-29/amazon-said-to-plan-premium-alexa-speaker-with-large-screen India’s currency issues seem to have worked out nicely for Apple:…
113: Case Closed
Nov 24, 2016 • 37 min
Apple is reportedly getting out of the wireless router biz: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/apple-said-to-abandon-development-of-wireless-routers-ivs0ssec Some steps to take to improve your security:…
112: Turning This Car Rebound
Nov 17, 2016 • 39 min
Dan is away this week so we’re joined by Jon Armstrong from Turning This Car Around: turningthiscararound.com Apple released a $200 book with pictures of its products which is only the second-worse thing that happened this week:…
111: No Port Left Behind
Nov 10, 2016 • 49 min
Lex is away so we are joined by former Apple employee, former Apple cloner employee and current maker of shrubs (http://bonafidepotents.com/products), Albert McMurry. Apple cuts prices on adapters: http://www.imore.com/apple-usb-c-thunderbolt-3-price-cut…
110: What’s up, Thunderbolt Dock?
Nov 3, 2016 • 46 min
We discuss the new MacBook Pros: https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/10/some-more-hands-on-experience-with-the-new-macbook-pros/ And a bit the Microsoft Surface Studio:…
109: I’m Still Buying The Stuff
Oct 27, 2016 • 41 min
Lex has switched from Napster to Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/163856011/ The Logitech Harmony Hub works with the Amazon Echo: https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/10/logitech-brings-some-harmony-to-the-amazon-echo/ New MacBooks…
108: The ROKR of Cars
Oct 20, 2016 • 44 min
Is Apple even making a car anymore? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-17/how-apple-scaled-back-its-titanic-plan-to-take-on-detroit Should Apple buy Sonder or just do it themselves? https://sonderdesign.com Not everyone is in love with the…
107: The Hottest of Takes
Oct 13, 2016 • 43 min
The Dash controversy is kind of a mess: http://daringfireball.net/2016/10/apple_dash_controversy Jason Snell uses Ferrite to edit podcasts on iOS: https://sixcolors.com/post/2015/11/editing-podcasts-on-ios-with-ferrite/ Samsung halts production of Galaxy…
106: Chamfered Nausea
Oct 6, 2016 • 46 min
iPhone 7 case brings back the headphone jack: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2016/09/iphone-7-case-brings-back-headphone-jack/ iPhone 7 battery life questioned, Tom’s Guide questions the questions:…
105: If It Ain’t Bokeh, Don’t Fix It
Sep 29, 2016 • 47 min
Roku announced five new streaming devices: http://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/26/roku-five-new-streaming-devices/ New features, Photos has them: http://www.macworld.com/article/3122966/macs/6-photos-features-that-are-worth-the-upgrade-to-macos-sierra.html…
104: SIMs and Needles
Sep 23, 2016 • 44 min
Verizon apparently does use a SIM card for LTE phones: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080722202849AAT51WZ Apple has released iOS 10.0.2 which is supposed to fix problems with controls on Lightning headphones:…
103: Lose the Dongle
Sep 15, 2016 • 40 min
iOS 10 is here: https://www.macstories.net/stories/ios-10-the-macstories-review/ NOTE: There were some problems with over-the-air updates on release day, so using iTunes to update instead might be advisable. Soon, the iPhone 7:…
102: Yippie Ki Yay, Monkey Captain
Sep 8, 2016 • 64 min
HECK, YEAH, SUPER MARIO RUN: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-mario-run/id1145275343?mt=8 Apple’s new stab at iWork collaboration: http://mashable.com/2016/09/07/apple-iwork-update/#SXD1aQjuIgqE Apple announced the Watch Series 2:…
101: Thoughts on Taxes
Sep 2, 2016 • 52 min
Apple has tax troubles: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/technology/apple-tax-eu-ireland.html Most think the new Macs won’t come next week: https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/08/the-mac-if-not-sept-7-then-when/ Sonos and Amazon team up for Echo on Sonos:…
100: Why Aren’t We Doing THAT Show?
Aug 25, 2016 • 51 min
Guy English joins Dan, Lex and Moltz for this AMAZING 100TH EPISODE! Bloomberg on some Apple Watch 2 rumors: http://daringfireball.net/2016/08/bloomberg_apple_watch_2 Vesper is shutting down:…
99: Helmet Conferencing
Aug 18, 2016 • 55 min
Installing the watchOS 3.0 beta is a little complicated: http://www.imore.com/how-download-watchos-beta Intel’s project Alloy: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/16/intel-shows-off-all-in-one-project-alloy-virtual-reality-headset/ Intel is opening its…
98: Do I Sound Like a Toxin Flusher
Aug 12, 2016 • 43 min
Apple Watch 2 rumors leave us definitely maybe kinda I dunno thinking of buying one: http://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/07/apple-watch-2-upgraded-first-gen-models-kuo/ Fast Company interview with Bozoma Saint John:…
97: Stop Acting Like You Steve
Aug 4, 2016 • 40 min
iOS 10’s new emoji: http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/08/apple-emoji-gun-waterpistol/ Kanye has some words for Apple: http://time.com/4433313/kanye-west-apple-tidal-jayz/ Apple’s negotiation tactics with the TV folk draw ire:…
96: Thumbprints Sink Ships
Jul 28, 2016 • 45 min
BIG BOB MANSFIELD IS BACK, BABY! Reportedly. http://www.wsj.com/article_email/apple-taps-bob-mansfield-to-oversee-car-project-1469458580-lMyQjAxMTA2MTI2NTUyOTU4Wj Apple patent points to the Pencil working on the Magic Trackpad:…
95: Are You Anti-Gravity?
Jul 21, 2016 • 42 min
Dan is into Super Stickman Golf 3, surprising no one: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-stickman-golf-3/id1002132680?mt=8 Moltz bought a Circle on PRIME DAY!!! https://meetcircle.com/circle/ It’s way better than his Fairchild Channel F:…
94: A Prime Day Miracle
Jul 12, 2016 • 49 min
This episode is not brought to you by PRIME DAAAAAAAAY!!! http://amazon.com Some of the images remind us of eWorld: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EWorld Pokémon Go gets full access to your Google account:…
93: That’s Cool, Senator
Jul 8, 2016 • 37 min
Cabel Sasser’s annual fireworks review: https://cabel.me/2016/07/04/4th-of-july-fireworks-photos-2016/ John Gruber’s comments on Spotify: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2016/06/30/spotify Facebook shuts down Paper:…
92: An Infestation of Dans
Jun 30, 2016 • 39 min
ZOMG Have you heard the iPhone 7 might not have a headphone jack?! http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-7/ Dan is considering getting a Sonos: http://www.imore.com/sonos-play5-review He’s addicted to David Letterman’s Stupid Automation Tricks:…
91: Zsa Zsa Gboard
Jun 23, 2016 • 38 min
Apple won’t provide support for the Republican National Convention because of Donald Trump: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/apple-wont-aid-gop-convention-over-trump-224513 But Tim Cook will host a Paul Ryan fundraiser:…
90: Apps Are My Friends
Jun 15, 2016 • 61 min
Apple had an event if you hadn’t heard and Jason Snell joins Moltz and Dan to provide our collective reactions. You can also read Six Colors’ analysis here: https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/06/wwdc-2016-four-platforms-quick-reactions/ Our thanks as well to…
89: Turn the Negative Down
Jun 9, 2016 • 55 min
It’s almost WWDC. Will we get a smarter Siri? http://www.imore.com/quest-smarter-siri MacRumors has a rumor roundup: http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/wwdc/ The next MacBook Pros may feature TouchID with a secure enclave:…
88: More of That Podcast Meat
Jun 2, 2016 • 41 min
Apple said to be pushing major iPhone refreshes to every three years: http://www.macworld.com/article/3076829/apple-phone/apple-is-said-to-be-extending-iphone-refreshes-to-once-every-three-years.html Eddy Cue wears flip flops to basketball games:…
87: Dedicated Emoji Strip
May 26, 2016 • 45 min
The next MacBook may have some OLED row of keys thingy: http://www.macrumors.com/2016/05/23/macbook-pro-2016-oled-display-touch-bar/ Google’s snap-together phone doesn’t look as fun as Legos:…
86: Guttural Thinking Sounds
May 19, 2016 • 40 min
Apple invested $1 billion in Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-china-idUSKCN0Y404W Berkshire Hathaway bought $1 billion in Apple shares:…
85: Mornin’ Drinkin’
May 12, 2016 • 91 min
Viv is the next thing created by the original Siri team: http://www.macworld.com/article/3067407/ios/meet-viv-the-new-voice-assistant-from-the-creators-of-siri.html Guy English back in 2011 on the odds of getting a Siri API:…
84: You’re Sitting In It Wrong
May 6, 2016 • 41 min
Tim Cook should be replaced by Elon Musk: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/04/28/why-tesla-is-the-spark-that-apple-needs/ No, wait, Jon Rubinstein: http://investorplace.com/2016/01/apple-inc-aapl-stock-buy/ Well, whatever, he just…
83: He’s More Crazy Shirt Than Man Now
Apr 28, 2016 • 41 min
Apple reported its quarterly results after we recorded: https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/04/picking-apart-apples-q2-2016-numbers/ The Apple Watch is a year old: http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-watch-with-sizable-sales-cant-shake-its-critics-1461524901…
82: Johnny Likes to Get New Stuff
Apr 21, 2016 • 45 min
Apple updated the MacBook, just not as much as we’d have liked: https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/04/apple-updates-macbook-rose-gold-no-thunderbolt-3/ Moltz is looking at new routers: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wi-fi-router/ Lex just bought a new…
81: Head Shaved by a Robot
Apr 14, 2016 • 45 min
If you didn’t know, there are Apple Watch rumors: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-watch-2-rumors,news-21165.html Some people don’t think much of 3D Touch: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2016/04/08/snell-3d-touch Some people do:…
80: There’s a Giant Squid in the Kitchen?!
Apr 7, 2016 • 44 min
Nest has some budget problems: http://recode.net/2016/03/30/nest-2015-sales-budget/ Someone claiming to be a Nest engineer has some comments on Tony Fadell’s management:…
79: My Diamond Shoes are Too Tight!
Mar 31, 2016 • 52 min
The FBI has dropped its case against Apple: http://recode.net/2016/03/28/fbi-drops-iphone-case-against-apple-after-outside-hack-succeeds/ Moltz is getting the iPhone SE: https://sixcolors.com/post/2016/03/iphonesereview/ We also discuss the 9/7-inch iPad…
78: Dump Truck Full of Phones
Mar 22, 2016 • 47 min
This week we talk about Apple’s announcements. The iPhone SE: http://www.apple.com/iphone-se/ The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro: http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/ Apple also has some new Watch bands: http://www.apple.com/shop/watch/bands Tim Cook first spoke about…
77: Usually Schmusally
Mar 17, 2016 • 42 min
Blackbox is a very clever new game that is simply too smart for Moltz: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blackbox-think-outside-box/id962969578?mt=8 Face Swap Live can lead to terrifying results:…
76: The Apple of Ice Cream
Mar 10, 2016 • 40 min
We talk about the Echo Dot: http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=14047587011 And the Amazon Tap: http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-PW3840KL-Tap/dp/B00VXS8E8S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457557922&sr=8-1&keywords=echo+tap It’s unknown if either contains dormant cyber…
75: Siriously?
Mar 3, 2016 • 54 min
Turns out you can watch C-SPAN online. Who knew? http://www.c-span.org A judge has ruled in favor of Apple in a New York iPhone unlocking case: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-encryption-deny-idUSKCN0W22Q0 The iPhone is an extension of the mind,…
74: Terrorists are Bad
Feb 25, 2016 • 35 min
Oh, yeah, Apple’s in a fight with the FBI. Have you heard about this? http://www.macworld.com/article/3034355/ios/why-the-fbis-request-to-apple-will-affect-civil-rights-for-a-generation.html Can Apple decrypt iMessages?…
73: It’s the Best Show We’ve Ever Made
Feb 18, 2016 • 34 min
Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon (https://www.mackweldon.com). Mack Weldon makes glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve, anti-microbially. It is truly awesome stuff. So go to mackweldon.com and use the promo code “REBOUND” to get…
72: Small, Childlike Hands
Feb 11, 2016 • 36 min
Our thanks this week to Mack Weldon (https://www.mackweldon.com). Mack Weldon makes glorious underwear to hold your bits in the way they deserve, anti-microbially. It is truly awesome stuff. So go to mackweldon.com and use the promo code “REBOUND” to get…
71: The Smirror
Feb 4, 2016 • 43 min
The exec supposedly in charge of the Apple car has left the company: http://thenextweb.com/apple/2016/01/23/executive-overseeing-apples-titan-car-plans-is-leaving-the-company/ Don’t worry. Apple’s getting into VR:…
70: Unknown Unknowns
Jan 28, 2016 • 49 min
Apologies for the recording quality this week as a problem with one track required the use of the Skype recording. There were no survivors. Donald Rumsfeld developed an app! No, really. Well, not himself. You can read his Medium post on it:…
69: Five Minutes of Magic
Jan 21, 2016 • 43 min
Apple is discontinuing iAds: https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=01152016a Apple Music has topped 10 million paying users: http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/10/apple-music-reportedly-tops-10-million-paying-subscribers/ Apple requires a court order for a widow…
68: Flux You
Jan 14, 2016 • 48 min
Lex likes his Logitech keyboard for the iPad Pro now that there’s a software update that makes it work better: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/create-ipad-pro-keyboard Dan likes his EasySwitch keyboard from Logitech:…
67: Bug Harness
Jan 7, 2016 • 51 min
Dan is on an island so Guy English joins Lex and Moltz this week. More rumors of Apple dropping the 3.5 mm audio jack: http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/05/apple-dropping-removing-headphone-port-iphone-7/ Griffin has a magnetic dongle thingy that gets you…
66: I’ve Got Some Cross Words For You
Dec 23, 2015 • 40 min
Apple was highlighted on 60 Minutes: http://9to5mac.com/2015/12/20/apple-60-minutes-special/ They did not, however, leak a new MacBook: http://thenextweb.com/apple/2015/12/21/no-apple-didnt-leak-a-new-macbook-on-60-minutes-last-night/ A Washington Post…
65: There’s No Dropbox to the Afterlife
Dec 17, 2015 • 51 min
Craig Federighi appeared on the latest episode of The Talk Show: http://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2015/12/07/ep-139 Now it sucks to have been a MacKeeper “user” in more than one way:…
64: A Wizard in the Backseat
Dec 10, 2015 • 55 min
Apple has released its own iPhone battery case: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MGQM2LL/A/iphone-6s-smart-battery-case-white Dan uses this Lightning adapter on his iPhone charger:…
63: Why Are You Hitting Yourself, John?
Dec 3, 2015 • 47 min
APPLE MIGHT REMOVE THE HEADPHONE JACK ON THE IPHONE 7 EVERYONE PANIC: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/11/27/iphone-7-no-3-5mm-headphone-jack-lightning/ Dan has a Logitech Smart Control and likes it:…
62: Robot Time is Here
Nov 25, 2015 • 52 min
Lex and Moltz have a friendly competition going on in Pac-Man 256 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pac-man-256-endless-arcade/id1002340615?mt=8). Both Dan and Moltz’s son like The Room 3 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-room-three/id918054748?mt=8).…
61: Everything’s Broken
Nov 19, 2015 • 49 min
BREAKING: John Gruber is not wearing his Apple Watch (https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2015/10/31/ep-134). Moltz is still wearing his and even has a new band from Etsy:…
60: Me and the Old T-Dog
Nov 12, 2015 • 49 min
This week, Guy English sits in for John Moltz, marking the first time Guy and Lex have been live on the show together! We discuss the iPad Pro and whether it will replace our Macs. Also, we focus on the keyboard a lot, which John Gruber talks about in his…
59: The Microsoft Way
Nov 5, 2015 • 40 min
Twitter replaces stars with hearts: http://mashable.com/2015/11/03/twitter-stars-becoming-hearts/#nEFuvc71Imqp Dan has since confirmed that you can go forwards and backwards in a video by pressing on the trackpad on the right and left respectively. Dan…
58: A Wave of the Olds
Oct 29, 2015 • 49 min
The Apple TV presents a question: What size will you get? https://sixcolors.com/post/2015/10/sizing-up-the-apple-tv/ Hey, who’s still excited about CurrentC? http://recode.net/2015/10/26/chase-announces-chase-pay-its-own-digital-wallet/ We don’t talk…
57: What If It Was a Hoverboard?
Oct 22, 2015 • 45 min
Dan does not want to talk about the Star Wars trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnE Tim Cook says you can order a new Apple TV on the 26th of October:…
56: Bondi Blue or GTFO
Oct 15, 2015 • 39 min
We talk about the Magic Keyboard: http://sixcolors.com/post/2015/10/apple-magic-keyboard-review/ And the Magic Trackpad 2: http://sixcolors.com/post/2015/10/apple-magic-trackpad-2-review/ Aaaand the 4K iMac:…
55: Self-Driving Electric Helicopter
Oct 8, 2015 • 53 min
Guy English joins Dan and Moltz this week as Lex is away. The new Porsche 911 only has CarPlay: http://www.motortrend.com/features/mt_hot_list/13_cool_facts_about_the_2017_porsche_911/ Late-breaking FU, Google says it’s not asking for what Motor Trend…
54: iPhone Success
Oct 1, 2015 • 46 min
Are you sticking with Apple Music? http://sixcolors.com/post/2015/09/apple-music-to-renew-or-not-to-renew/ Dan reminisces about the first iPod ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS8iHrNpc2I Dan finds an Apple support document that explains everything…
53: Hit It Twice, Sam
Sep 25, 2015 • 52 min
BREAKING: Apple has Rickrolled you: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204833 This is not the first time Apple has Rickrolled: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202769 Lex, Dan and The Wirecutter like this iPhone 6 case:…
52: Equally Wrong
Sep 24, 2015 • 43 min
Turns out (turns out) 3D Touch is pretty good: http://www.macworld.com/article/2984416/apple-phone/3d-touch-is-a-hard-problem-that-apple-got-just-right.html Apple says it’s on track to sell more iPhones than it did a year ago:…
51: Mayonnaise for the Distinguished Lady
Sep 10, 2015 • 49 min
While Dan is busy touching these devices, Lex and Moltz discuss the new iPad Pro (http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/), new Apple TV (http://www.apple.com/tv/), and the new iPhones (http://www.apple.com/iphone/). You can read some stuff about them on Six…
50: I’ll Never Love a Phone Again
Sep 3, 2015 • 59 min
Guy English joins Dan and Moltz to talk about what Apple might announce next week. Probably an Apple TV and probably not a 4-inch iPhone: http://9to5mac.com/2015/08/30/apple-tv-4-200-october/ In talking about what the new remote for the Apple TV might be…
49: So Happy Together
Aug 27, 2015 • 45 min
Apple avoided having its stock drop by having Tim Cook send an email to Jim Cramer and Lex believes Cook is going to jail:…
48: I Think That Paul Reubens is Fine
Aug 20, 2015 • 42 min
Windows 10 is a privacy-stealing machine: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/07/30/windows-10-privacy-settings/ Needless to say, Cory Doctorow doesn’t like that: http://boingboing.net/2015/08/03/windows-10-defaults-to-keylogg.html And even when you turn…
47: The Face-Off Scenario
Aug 14, 2015 • 34 min
Marco Arment has some thoughts on web ads: http://www.marco.org/2015/08/11/ad-blocking-ethics James Thompson has some thoughts on web ads: http://www.imore.com/in-a-world-the-network Google has some thoughts on its reorganization:…
46: I’m Gonna Mic the Wobble
Aug 6, 2015 • 47 min
LEX HAS A NEW IPHONE! Thanks to T-Mobile, who are not advertisers on this podcast (http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/issues-insights-blog/iphone-offer-music-freedom-amped.htm). Craig Hockenberry had his credit card compromised, but saw no interruption of his…
45: 20th Century Thinking
Jul 30, 2015 • 43 min
Lex is back! Remember Lex? You probably read this, but Jim Dalrymple went off on Apple Music: http://www.loopinsight.com/2015/07/22/apple-music-is-a-nightmare-and-im-done-with-it/ But then he got his music back. All he had to do is go to Cupertino:…
44: The Bones of Lex Friedman
Jul 24, 2015 • 46 min
Recurring special guest Guy English joins us as Lex is out striking important business deals (http://www.midroll.com/pr/). We recorded this before Apple’s results were announced (http://sixcolors.com/post/2015/07/appleq3results/) but as Apple was having…
43: The Real Meaning of Prime Day
Jul 17, 2015 • 47 min
What did you do for PRIME DAY?! (It doesn’t matter, it’s over.) SEATTLE IS GOING TO FALL INTO THE SEAAAAAA!!! (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one) Apple has new iPods: http://www.apple.com/ipod/ More here on these new iPods:…
42: Siri, Tell Alexa to Shut Up
Jul 9, 2015 • 39 min
Apple’s going to design their own boxes for third-party accessories sold in Apple Stores: http://9to5mac.com/2015/07/06/apple-stores-white-boxes-accessories/ Where will you be on… PRIME DAY? http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=11448061011 Lex and Dan…
41: Contempt is One of Our Core Competencies
Jul 2, 2015 • 47 min
APPLE MUSIC IS HERE OH IT’S SO GOOD WAIT EVERYTHING IS SCREWED UP Kirk McElhearn says that Apple Music will replace your ripped (or ill-gotten) music with DRM-ed files:…
40: That’s a Hippo, John
Jun 25, 2015 • 47 min
No Lex this week, which is sad because he had so many opinions about Taylor Swift. Here’s a synopsis of what happened over the weekend if you were off the grid: http://recode.net/2015/06/21/apple-says-it-will-pay-taylor-swift-for-free-streams-after-all/…
39: El Capitan Crunch
Jun 18, 2015 • 41 min
Please go to http://podsurvey.com/therebound to take a 5-minute survey. When you’re finished you can enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card! Phil Schiller finds Moltz funny…
38: A Milanese Issue
Jun 11, 2015 • 48 min
Please go to http://podsurvey.com/therebound to take a 5-minute survey. When you’re finished you can enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card! We, of course, discuss the WWDC Keynote…
37: A Modest Proposal
Jun 4, 2015 • 52 min
This week we talk about Google Photos (https://photos.google.com/) which, of course, prompts us to talk about the business model differences between Apple and Google (http://www.marco.org/2015/05/29/why-not-google). Moltz mentions Edward Snowden and gets…
36: I’m Fine, I Got Chris Motherbleepin’ Breen
May 28, 2015 • 36 min
No Dan Moren this week as he was on an “aeroplane”. So, Lex and Moltz talk about their experiences with their Sonos… uh, Sonoses? (http://www.sonos.com/) Right now you can get two Sonos Play speaker units for $349 (they are not an advertiser). Lex has…
35: Mine Looks Like Michigan
May 21, 2015 • 32 min
Apple is rumored to be readying an update for the Apple Watch and Apple TV featuring TV Kit (http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/18/apple-readies-first-significant-apple-watch-updates-tvkit-sdk-for-apple-tv/). We complain about arranging Apple Watch apps which is…
34: All the Ks
May 14, 2015 • 48 min
Lex is…actually we don’t know where Lex is. But we have the lovely and talented Jason Snell on this week’s episode taking up the slack and then some. You can use emoji to order a pizza on Twitter. But it’s Domino’s.…
33: Just a Bunch of Nerds
May 7, 2015 • 48 min
Some people think the app screen on the Watch is unneeded (https://twitter.com/jsnell/status/595021309752549376). They are wrong. Here’s a closer look at the insides of the Apple Watch:…
32: I’ll Randomize Your Face
May 1, 2015 • 52 min
This week’s episode takes place as Moltz is waiting for delivery of his Apple Watch. While he waits, he might benefit from learning some tips about the Apple Watch (http://www.imore.com/28-apple-watch-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know). We predict that…
31: Cramming the Excess Loop
Apr 23, 2015 • 45 min
Dan is back from his nerdfest (http://www.starwarscelebration.com) where a new Star Wars trailer was released if you haven’t heard (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lucasfilm/starwarstheforceawakens/). Lex is the perfect person to talk to about Star…
30. Force Touch Is Perfect For Reading Siracusa Articles
Apr 15, 2015 • 48 min
Dan is away so Lex and Moltz draft fellow Turning This Car Around (http://turningthiscararound.com) co-host Jon Armstrong to guest co-host. And guess what we start off with. Guess. Go on. Guess. Hey, you were right! Apple Watch pre-ordering. They went…
29: Death is What I’m Running From
Apr 9, 2015 • 44 min
First, of course, we talked about the Apple Watch, because: Duh. Apple unveiled ten tour videos, but only released three. (http://www.apple.com/watch/guided-tours/) We smell a conspiracy. The buttons and the presses and the whatnot — it’s a lot to take…
28: Anyone Can Draw Hitler
Apr 1, 2015 • 40 min
Programming note: Moltz’s computer crashed and lost his recording and we had to use the Skype track so if the audio isn’t up to our normal high standards we apologize. This week we talk about Periscope and Lex even records one live which is not live by…
27: I’m Just an App!
Mar 27, 2015 • 44 min
We could be looking at a new Apple TV this fall (http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/new-apple-tv-set-top-will-debut-this-summer-with-app-store-s#.fsPjk8dY4). If you’re really desperate to see what the Apple Watch might look like on your wrist, there’s…
26: Jiggles Like Butter
Mar 19, 2015 • 37 min
It’s an all non-Apple Watch episode! Apple might be working on a television service (http://9to5mac.com/2015/03/16/wsj-apple-announcing-30-40month-web-tv-service-in-june-shipping-in-september-with-25-channels/), if you believe the Wall Street Journal.…
25: Tap Into It
Mar 9, 2015 • 44 min
If you missed it, Apple announced a mess o’ stuff on Monday, including new 12-inch MacBooks (http://www.apple.com/macbook/) and a lot more Watch information (http://www.apple.com/watch/) on pricing, bands and more. Our thanks to WealthFront, the automated…
24: Time as a Service
Mar 6, 2015 • 41 min
Lex isn’t a fan of Apple’s recent ads (http://www.apple.com/ipad/changing-film/) and we speculate on what ads for the Watch will be like. Dan remembers some iPhone ads of yore (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/opinion/l12brooks.html?ref=opinion&_r=0).…
23: The Head Wound Episode
Feb 24, 2015 • 27 min
Screw the Apple Watch, Dan says he’s buying a Pebble Time (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-time-awesome-smartwatch-no-compromises?ref=nav_search), which funded within minutes and is coming up on 20 times their goal with 30 days to…
22: Is There a Mrs. Brookstone?
Feb 20, 2015 • 35 min
Oh, you know we’re talking about the Apple Car because where there’s smoke (http://9to5mac.com/2015/02/19/apple-electric-car-team/) there’s something that’s smoking. Or someone who’s smoking. Dan is decidedly anti-Apple Car while Lex is pro-Apple Car and…
21: Apple Watch Watch
Feb 12, 2015 • 45 min
This week we take a look at the looks at Photos (http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/5/7982517/apple-photos-mac-iphoto-replacement-explainer-faq). Lex is getting a new dog (https://twitter.com/lexfri/status/564570865787211776). This is a tech podcast. Despite…
20: Maximum Darkness
Feb 4, 2015 • 36 min
Welcome to the future! Where you can scan your own books page by page thanks to Amazon (http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/03/rip-and-mix-is-fine-but-dont-burn-books/). The future sadly will not include Radio Shack, which may be selling its stores to Sprint…
19: Headwinds and Hedges
Jan 30, 2015 • 43 min
Lex will be back next week but it’s just Dan and John this week. Apple had a record quarter again (http://sixcolors.com/post/2015/01/apple-announces-q1-2015-results-today/), despite the dreaded currency headwinds. Brr. Gene Munster got no answers on the…
18: Arbitrary Cheap Shots
Jan 23, 2015 • 45 min
Microsoft announced freaking holograms this week (actual holograms not included) so we spend most of our time on that (http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/). There’s a host of “ZOMG!” commentary on the web about it but there’s at least some reason…
17: Rub to Pay
Jan 13, 2015 • 46 min
We still eagerly await the Apple Watch, the companion app for which was recently revealed (http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/13/apple-watch-iphone-companion-app-revealed-with-new-watch-features-monograms/). But if you went to CES you could have gotten a fake…
16: The Complaining Side
Jan 8, 2015 • 40 min
Much of the episode is spent talking about a post by Marco Arment (http://www.marco.org/2015/01/04/apple-lost-functional-high-ground). Daniel Jalkut has collected a list of problems over the last 10 years…
15: Clickless Trackpad
Jan 1, 2015 • 42 min
Moltz has a red light on his Drobo (drobo.com). But it’s gonna be OK. Then we discuss the rumors about a 12-inch MacBook Air. http://www.slashgear.com/macbook-air-2015s-killer-feature-may-be-a-lack-of-click-22360353/ Rumors often don’t pan out, like the…
14: Eric Schmidt is a Dog
Dec 18, 2014 • 41 min
Was iTunes 12 a crime? Lex and John introduce Dan to Crossy Road and the result is…predictable.
13: Why Guy
Dec 9, 2014 • 37 min
John has some choice words for Zuck, Lex details what would make him switch to an Apple TV, and the only upside to Apple’s arbitrary app review process is that Dan has found his calling in life.
12: Dreidel Crammers
Dec 4, 2014 • 41 min
Lex buys a new TV, John buys a new car, and Dan doesn’t buy whatever they’re selling.
11: All My Ports are Closed
Nov 27, 2014 • 40 min
On this happiest of Thanksgiving holidays, Lex talks about his new electric car, Dan talks about his new Fire TV Stick, and John talks about people with stupid advice for Apple.
10: I Did It All for the Nokia
Nov 20, 2014 • 36 min
Nokia’s new Android tablet is a topic of hot discussion with John, Lex, and Dan this week, as are Uber’s shenangians and the latest iPhone knockoff.
9: Hey Alexa
Nov 13, 2014 • 38 min
Why does Messages have so many problems, and who wants to buy an Amazon Echo anyway? Dan, Lex, and John discuss these and more pressing issues.
8: Fire Everything!
Nov 7, 2014 • 46 min
I hope you like superheroes, because Dan, John, and special guest Guy English are here to tell you all about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Oh, and they throw in some technology talk too.
7: Accidental Retail Podcast
Oct 30, 2014 • 43 min
Why can’t we all Apple Pay everywhere all the time? John, Lex, and Dan discuss the vagaries of the retail experience.
6: Time to Die
Oct 23, 2014 • 44 min
You’d think that Lex, Dan, and John could let last week’s Apple event go, but no—they’re too angry. Only the Apple Watch can pacify them.
5: Not Long Enough
Oct 16, 2014 • 35 min
Maybe Apple should have waited a little bit longer to hold another event. John, Lex, and Dan discuss (read: complain about) the latest announcements.
4: Way Too Long
Oct 9, 2014 • 44 min
It’s all about Dan not liking iOS 8 (and John and Lex’s counterarguments) until the gang is interrupted by BREAKING NEWS.
3: Shmicroshmoft
Oct 2, 2014 • 44 min
Where the hell did Windows 9 go? Does Apple have a QA problem? Are Lex’s and John’s spouses right not to upgrade to iOS 8? We answer none of these questions.
2: State Secrets
Sep 24, 2014 • 43 min
Lex asks Dan and John about their new iPhone 6s. Everybody cringes about bendable phones. And what’s the sound of one hand typing?
1: Emergency U2 Podcast
Sep 17, 2014 • 33 min
Dan, John, and Lex convene to discuss an important matter: Who’s been downloading U2 albums?