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77: Courage? Whatever
Apr 17 • 51 min
There’s a brand new (less-explosive) Samsung phone and some mildly interesting iPhone news.
76: Five Lines in a Family Plan
Apr 6 • 55 min
This week Leah discusses her extensive cell phone plan research and gives some recommendations.
75: The Integratiest - “Part Dos”
Feb 25 • 79 min
Leah and A.J. talk about the latest Integratiest voting and who made it to round two. They also discuss tech news, but that’s not nearly as interesting as the tournament.
74: We Don’t Care About Illegal Voting
Feb 18 • 49 min
This week A.J. and Leah talk about Leah’s experience with the new Snapchat Spectacles!
73: The Integratiest
Feb 11 • 51 min
This week A.J. & Leah discuss mobile gaming and present the first-ever Integratiest Tournament.
72: Put it in a Usable Form
Feb 2 • 61 min
This week A.J. and Leah go over some video shooting and editing tips, along with discussing their favorite video equipment and software.
71: Being Batman
Jan 18 • 62 min
This week Leah tells A.J. about her favorite CES topics and A.J. makes Leah jealous by explaining what it’s like to be Batman.
70: The Christmas and The Driving and The Family and The Things
Jan 7 • 42 min
A.J. and Leah discuss their favorite integrate topics from 2016 and make tech resolutions for 2017.
68: Because Batman
Dec 2, 2016 • 49 min
This week A.J. and Leah take a look at what’s trending this holiday season and discuss how to make the most out of your Christmas gift buying budget.
67: All the Wearables
Nov 28, 2016 • 61 min
This week Leah and A.J. discuss wearables past, present and future, while giving the low-down on Apple’s dive into smart glasses.
66: My Cat is Insane at Times
Nov 16, 2016 • 63 min
This week the gang finally walks over Apple and Microsoft’s new “touchable” hardware.
65: It Looks Like a Dog
Nov 1, 2016 • 69 min
This week the gang talks about the once piece of tech that has saved them each the most time.
64: Extreme Buyers Remorse of the Technological Variety
Oct 20, 2016 • 51 min
This week Leah and A.J. discuss their most disheartening cases of buyer’s remorse.
63: Great Tech that Totally Flopped
Oct 12, 2016 • 81 min
This week the gang discuss their favorite tech flops, what they miss about them and what they learned from them. Plus, Mikah returns, and Leah sent her Casper mattress back. Find out what she replaced it with in this week’s episode of Integrate!
62: Velcro Light-Up Batman Shoes
Oct 4, 2016 • 47 min
This week the Leah and A.J. discuss the first week with their new phones, what they love/hate about Nike’s new self-lacing shoe and A.J. gives a review of new budget Bluetooth headphones.
61: It’s Just An Apple
Sep 13, 2016 • 59 min
This week A.J. and Leah make sense of Apple’s new iPhone and watch announcement, explain which PlayStation 4 you should purchase and fail to understand cell phone contracts.
60: Try Wearing Women’s Pants
Aug 29, 2016 • 51 min
This week the Integrate crew discusses the virtues of going to electronics stores in person and lays out the latest details on Apple’s upcoming iPhone and iOS launch.
59: Is it GIF or GIF?
Aug 26, 2016 • 65 min
This week Leah gives some tips for creating GIFs on the fly, while A.J. discusses the upcoming MacBook Pros and provides some laptop purchasing advice.
58: It’s Upthere and It’s Up There
Aug 6, 2016 • 55 min
This week Leah talks about why some Washington Comcast customers might be getting a refund, and A.J. discusses Dropbox’s newest competitor.
57: If You Know What I’m Talking About, You Definitely Know What I’m Talking About
Jul 27, 2016 • 54 min
This week Leah gives some tips for getting through one of life’s most stressful tasks, and A.J. discusses the finer points of avoiding skunks along with his review of Playstation VR.
56: My Shoes Are So Saucing
Jul 19, 2016 • 54 min
This week A.J. and Leah discuss the finer points of phone buying and how to pick a good pair of tennis shoes. Then Leah gives her first look at what she expects from her transition to Google Fiber.
55: A Dory Piece of Whatever
Jul 12, 2016 • 67 min
This week on Integrate Leah tells the guys about a new bot that can make dating in 2016 a little less scary, A.J. questions Tesla’s offer to buy Solar City and Mikah walks over the ins and outs of the new Unicode standard (in a British accent).
54: Mr.Tightypants14
Jun 11, 2016 • 76 min
This week the Integrate crew shames Mark Zuckerberg for his poor password hygiene, A.J. finally realizes VR is awesome, and they all reveal their travel tricks and tips. Integrate Topics Leah: Our Groceries A.J.: TSA Precheck Mikah: Coffitivity This…
53: They Might Take Our Freedom, but They Won’t Take Our Headphone Jacks
Jun 3, 2016 • 79 min
This week Leah, A.J., and Mikah pray for the end of passwords, buy discounted Xbox Ones, and read the MacBook Pro tea leaves. Integrate Topics Leah: Gboard A.J.: WiFi Calling Mikah: Fast.com This episode of Integrate is not sponsored by Squim. Music…
52: It Feels Good To Have Humans Pet You
May 31, 2016 • 85 min
This week Leah, A.J., and Mikah discuss alleged Fitbit inaccuracies, break down the Facebook political “scandal”, and explain the updates coming to Twitter. Integrate Topics Leah: Pencil by FiftyThree A.J.: Notion Mikah: Nest Cam This episode of Integrate…
51: You Just Need to Plug in the Internet
Apr 23, 2016 • 80 min
This week A.J., Mikah, and new host Leah Becerra get excited about 360º audio for virtual reality, talk pros and cons of the MacBook, and dissect Amazon’s decision to take on Netflix. Integrate Topics Leah: LinkedIn Students A.J.: QNAP Mikah: Doxie Go…
50: I’m Not Angry, I’m Just Disappointed
Apr 11, 2016 • 59 min
This week A.J. makes a confession that leaves Mikah shouting, then they share their thoughts on the recent Apple event, and round things off with a discussion of PlayStation Vue and cord-cutting. Integrate Topics A.J.: Lines the Game Mikah: VELCRO Cable…
49: Start Sneezing in Unison
Mar 26, 2016
This week A.J. and Mikah laugh at the thought of “cyber pathogens,” they figure out what Apple will announce based solely on the press invite, and warn everyone against force-quitting their apps. Integrate Topics A.J.: Fluid Browser Mikah: Scanbot…
48: Shun the Nonbeliever
Mar 12, 2016 • 63 min
This week A.J. and Mikah review McDonald’s new VR Happy Meal headset, discuss the Internet of DUMB things, and talk about Mikah’s new toy. Integrate Topics A.J.: iTunes Smart Playlists Mikah: Scanbot Produced by Katie Hiler This episode of Integrate is…
47: Can I Huggify Your Body?
Feb 29, 2016 • 69 min
This week A.J. and Mikah discuss Google Gmailify’ing your inbox, break down the Apple vs. FBI drama, and round things off with a discussion of Twitter’s latest updates [GIFs, Timelines, and video DMs]. ***** Integrate Topics A.J.: Throat Coat Tea Mikah:…
46: A Good Way To Clear Up Your Nasal Passages
Feb 11, 2016 • 56 min
This week A.J. and Mikah complain about Facebook battery drain, dig into Google’s virtual reality plans, and rage about Twitter culture. Integrate Topics A.J.: Grammarly Mikah: Copied Produced by Katie Hiler This episode of Integrate is not sponsored by…
45: The Taylor Swift Mindset
Feb 6, 2016 • 51 min
This week A.J. and Mikah welcome the future of the music industry, thanks to streaming music numbers counting toward RIAA certificates; they monitor the stock market to see if Google maintains its lead over Apple; and they ponder the point of Instagram’s…
44: I Would Be the Perfect Uber Driver
Jan 27, 2016 • 68 min
This week A.J. and Mikah discuss those juicy iPhone 5se rumors, they explain why they’re not bothered by Uber tracking its drivers, and A.J. tries to find a new on-site backup system. Integrate Topics A.J.: Adobe Voice Mikah: PillPack Produced by Katie…
43: I Just Wanna Get Shoelaces!
Jan 18, 2016 • 83 min
This week A.J. and Mikah are joined by special guest Andy Ihnatko! Andy explains how he integrates his Apple and Google gadgets, and shares a few life hacks along the way. Find Andy on Twitter and on Relay FM’s Material podcast. Integrate Topics Andy:…
42: I’ve Got to Show Everyone My Poker Face
Jan 8, 2016 • 49 min
This week the guys tackle Volvo’s “Netflix & Drive” concept video, a more integrated way to track your sleep and Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s Resolution
41: Absence Makes the Coprocessors Fonder
Jan 1, 2016 • 38 min
This week A.J. and Mikah wave goodbye to ride-hailing service Sidecar, they dream of a future where all smart home products are psychically linked, and wag their finger at Valve for giving away credit card information on Steam. Integrate Topics A.J.:…
40: Swipe the Swip
Dec 23, 2015 • 56 min
This week A.J. and Mikah are live in the KBIA studios to talk about StratosCard and other multi-card solutions. Then, they reflect on the year by choosing their favorite Integrate topics.
39: Guaranteed to Get People Boogying
Dec 18, 2015 • 50 min
This week A.J. and Mikah get a little bummed out ‘cause they have to register their drones, but the emotional rollercoaster that is the CISA scandal snaps ‘em right out of it. The guys then finish up the show by talking about Apple’s secret display lab.
38: We’ve Really Been Missing Those Snake Oil Salesmen
Dec 11, 2015 • 50 min
This week A.J. and Mikah give their Mailbox eulogy (R.I.P., Mailbox), they discuss (or should we say disgust?) Apple’s iPhone 6 battery case, and get a little skeptical over Amazon’s Blue Shade technology.
37: This Is Gonna Be Super-Duper Neato
Dec 2, 2015 • 53 min
This week A.J. and Mikah start by sharing their holiday happenings. Then they try to get to the bottom of Elon Musk’s master plan, discuss the pros and cons of traditional watchmakers adding tech to their timepieces, and become ever-so-perplexed over…
36: What to Tell Your Relatives Not to Buy This Holiday Season
Nov 26, 2015 • 63 min
This week A.J. and Mikah each use their invisible budget of $1,500 to pick out the best Black Friday deals from Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. Find out what the guys think is worth buying this holiday season!
35: This Is Me Being an Apple Apologist
Nov 19, 2015 • 89 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk to Yasmine Evjen about Google, Android, and all things pumpkin. She nearly sells Mikah on jumping ship to Android, but A.J. resists her Jedi mind tricks, remaining stone cold and steadfast.Find Yasmine on Twitter and on Relay…
34: Alexa Is Always There for You
Nov 11, 2015 • 56 min
This week A.J. and Mikah ponder the net neutrality implications of free T-Mobile video streaming, try to determine who the BlackBerry Priv is actually for, and discuss Siri’s win in a battle between virtual assistants.
33: Hearts Are Apparently Universal
Nov 5, 2015 • 73 min
This week A.J. and Mikah consider the emotional baggage of Twitter hearts, mock Microsoft for its now-limited unlimited OneDrive storage, and try to understand Nintendo’s Miitomo app (spoiler: They fail).
32: Business Is The Sitch
Oct 29, 2015 • 50 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about Facebook draining your iPhone battery, predict a future where MasterCard controls all wireless payments, and try to picture their grandparents receiving Walmart groceries from a drone.
31: Champagne Showers Are Over
Oct 21, 2015 • 61 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about Apple’s soon-to-be-released Apple TV, A.J. does some math to figure out why so few people are Googling on mobile devices, and the two get excited about autonomous vehicles from Tesla and Apple — until Mikah ruins…
30: You’re Gonna Hit Sad on Accident
Oct 17, 2015 • 61 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about all the changes Jack Dorsey’s making at Twitter, they break down the Microsoft press event, and discuss Facebook’s empathetic emoji.
29: You Can Build It
Oct 8, 2015 • 76 min
This week A.J. and Mikah get super Libertechian while discussing Amazon’s decision to stop selling third-party set-top boxes, discover the water resistance of the iPhone 6s, and share their thoughts on person-rater Peeple.
28: A Watch Not Worth Its Weight in Time
Sep 27, 2015 • 60 min
This week A.J. recounts the perilous tale of his lost (and nearly stolen) iPhone. Then, A.J. and Mikah give some tips on avoiding Internet scams, complain about Netflix’s supposed virtual reality, and pass judgement on the Pebble Time Round.
27.5: An Update on Peace
Sep 25, 2015 • 3 min
Hello, listeners! We wanted to give you a brief update on Mikah’s Integrate topic this week. The app he recommended, Peace, was pulled from the app store by iOS developer Marco Arment.
27: A Brand New Vacuum With Cool Jazz
Sep 20, 2015 • 61 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about Snapchat’s new deal with the NFL, they ponder the usefulness of the brand-new Roomba 980, and share their thoughts on Facebook’s kinda-sorta dislike button.
26: You Can Do Anything With Photos of Me
Sep 14, 2015 • 75 min
This week A.J. and Mikah get excited whilst discussing new Apple goodies, and A.J. teaches Mikah sports while breaking down the new Xbox NFL app.
25: A.J., You’re Broken
Sep 5, 2015 • 63 min
This week A.J. and Mikah read between the lines of Apple’s new Twitter account, share their thoughts on Samsung’s new smartwatch, and describe how they use their Apple gadgets day to day.
24: Sometimes I Get Paranoid Too
Aug 29, 2015 • 61 min
This week A.J. and Mikah brainstorm ways to recycle old tech, they peruse the Apple rumor mill, and get pretty darn serious about autoplay video on Twitter and Facebook.
23: Don’t Get Too Technical on Me
Aug 21, 2015 • 56 min
This week A.J. and Mikah tell everyone not to worry about Google’s new router, explain why they’re not afraid of companies tracking them, discuss Spotify’s creepy(?) new privacy policy, and share their thoughts on Android Marshmallow.
22: We’re Not Saying “Google” Anymore
Aug 19, 2015 • 56 min
This week A.J. and Mikah explain and discuss mobile carrier subsidies; they laud Microsoft on its improvements to Windows 10, while lamenting the underwhelming changes to modern OSes; and share their thoughts on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5.
21: Super Efficient and Super Awesome
Aug 7, 2015 • 48 min
This week A.J. and Mikah try to imagine Apple as a wireless carrier, they give Target some ideas for its in-store Bluetooth beacons, and they talk about the economics of PornHub’s new Netflix-like streaming service.
20: The $99 Crap Box
Aug 3, 2015 • 62 min
This week A.J. and Mikah complain about the sorta-kinda return of Google Glass, fail to imagine apps for an updated Apple TV, and get super-excited about Intel’s new 3D Xpoint storage chip.
19: I’m a Libertechian
Jul 25, 2015 • 54 min
This week A.J. and Mikah have a fight to the death over the usefulness of Apple Music, then come back to life to discuss Uber’s win over NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, and share their thoughts on the AT&T/DirecTV merger.
18: Baby’s First Computer
Jul 18, 2015 • 59 min
This week A.J. and Mikah give an outsider’s perspective on the Reddit drama, pray for the end of Flash, and ponder Apple’s upgraded iPods.
17: A Very Expensive Paperweight
Jul 10, 2015 • 50 min
This week A.J. and Mikah discourage people from downloading the iOS 9 and OS X betas, they talk about Netflix’s foray into feature films, and ponder Google’s ride-sharing motivations.
16: Artists Share Their Crap with You
Jun 12, 2015 • 47 min
This week A.J. and Mikah discuss all the WWDC announcements: updates to iOS, updates to OS X, updates for the Apple Watch, and the newly introduced Apple Music.
15: There’s a Nest on Its Way
Jun 3, 2015 • 72 min
This week A.J. and Mikah share their predictions for iOS and OS X updates at Apple’s next press event, the World Wide Developers Conference, Mikah tells A.J. why he’s actually kind of excited about Google’s new photo service, and the two discuss the…
14: Cobras Dancing in My Head
May 23, 2015 • 69 min
This week A.J. and Mikah share their thoughts on the redesigned virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift; Mikah gets A.J. talking about his favorite thing in the world: streaming music services — namely Rdio’s new $3.99 plan; and the two talk about…
13: Playing ‘Taps’ for a Self-Driving Car
May 15, 2015 • 49 min
This week A.J. and Mikah discuss the thinking behind Domino’s new tweet-to-order-pizza feature, they congratulate Samsung on its smart answer to the Apple Watch’s digital crown, and talk about self-driving cars now that Google has released its…
12: Don’t Shout ‘Apple Watch’ on a Plane
May 7, 2015 • 59 min
In this week’s episode of Integrate, A.J. and Mikah talk about Microsoft’s upcoming smartphone plans; Apple Watch straps with battery packs; and live-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat, and their use during the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao bout. They also…
11: A Massive Buildup to Nothing
May 2, 2015 • 66 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about their newly procured Apple Watches, discuss highlights from the Microsoft Build Developer Conference, and ponder the failed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.
10: Selfie Sticks of the Future
Apr 16, 2015 • 49 min
This week A.J. and Mikah follow up on net neutrality, talk about some cool new consumer drones, and discuss Apple’s decision to ban selfie sticks at WWDC (hint: we think it’s the right decision).
9: A Boy Scout Vest of Honor
Apr 9, 2015 • 36 min
This week A.J. and Mikah discuss LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com, how to bend a Galaxy S6 Edge just like an iPhone 6 Plus, and how to decide whether you want an Apple Watch.
8: Chrome Is for Your Rims
Apr 3, 2015 • 67 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about Amazon’s latest project, the Amazon Dash button; they discuss JAY Z’s recently relaunched Tidal streaming music service; and round things off with an explanation of Internet-anonymizer Tor, and the Baltimore Department…
7: The Vessyl That Broke My Heart
Mar 26, 2015 • 71 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about Google’s new bill paying service, Universal Music’s attempt to upend Spotify’s “freemium” model and Google’s close ties to the White House.
6: Let’s Say My House Does Burn Up
Mar 19, 2015 • 74 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about setting up a personal email server (because Hillary), get excited about Nintendo coming to smartphones, and ponder the possibility of an Apple Web TV service.
5: Cow Birthed from the Mother of a Goddess
Mar 14, 2015 • 69 min
This week A.J. and Mikah share their thoughts on the “Spring Forward” Apple event and lament the passing of Gigaom, a well-respected, abiding tech publication.
4: I Don’t Know What’s Mobile about Furniture
Mar 5, 2015 • 63 min
This week A.J. and Mikah give their predictions for the upcoming Apple event, and further discuss the Apple Watch. A.J. gives a rundown of interesting tech coming out of Mobile World Congress, and the two give an update on the FCC’s net neutrality ruling.
3: A Google Search and Three Clicks Away
Feb 27, 2015 • 62 min
This week A.J. and Mikah talk about Mikah’s search for a top-quality Bluetooth speaker, and give a few recommendations for finding top-quality gadgets in any category. They also touch on the launch of the new Pebble Time smart watch (and smart watches in…
2: Put Your Bose Speakers in the Shower
Feb 19, 2015 • 56 min
This week A.J. and Mikah ask, “is Apple really building an electric car?” They also discuss Apple’s rumored music streaming service (and the music industry in general) and talk about recent home entertainment purchases.
1: My Money is Ephemeral
Feb 15, 2015 • 48 min
This week A.J. and Mikah introduce Integrate and talk about Apple’s record-setting earnings, net neutrality, and the RadioShack bankruptcy.