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Upgrade looks at how companies including Apple, Amazon and Google shape the technology in our lives and how people do creative work in the digital age. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Jason Snell.
124: There Are Always Gates
Jan 16 • 01:39:20
Jason and Myke break down the second annual Six Colors Apple Report Card, as three dozen Apple watchers grade how the company did in 2016—and Myke chimes in with his own votes.
123: Sheer Gadget Magnetism
Jan 9 • 01:36:43
Jason and Myke return from their well-deserved holiday to discuss the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Jason’s reactions to the iPhone back in the day. Then we tell the tale of the day San Diego got Ahoy Telephoned.
122: The 2016 Upgradies
Jan 2 • 02:05:20
Once again, Myke and Jason pick their favorite products of the year! But this year, they are aided in their pursuit of excellent by the votes of you, the loyal Upgradians.
121: All Talk and No Trousers
Dec 26, 2016 • 01:38:24
This week it’s all about the Mac, as Jason and Myke discuss Tim Cook’s attempts to reassure the concerned Mac user base, Bloomberg’s report about Apple’s Mac product-release struggles, and if the Mac is really a truck at all.
120: Time Is a Better Indicator of Time
Dec 19, 2016 • 01:56:38
This week, Jason reviews the AirPods while Myke waits for his to arrive. We also discuss Apple’s removal of the battery indicator from MacBooks, and at the very end of the show do a special Myke at the Movies review of “Rogue One…
119: Make the Chart Bigger
Dec 12, 2016 • 02:21:29
Myke’s got a new office! Also, we follow up on our conversation about ARM Macs and try to explain Single Sign On for Apple TV. Finally, after 25 years, Jason has watched “Home Alone” and will discuss it on a new Myke at the Movi…
118: Missed That by 100%
Dec 5, 2016 • 01:19:39
Will Apple move the Mac to ARM processors? Myke thinks it’s inevitable, and Jason thinks it’s well within Apple’s power—but thinks it won’t happen. We also discuss Apple possibly moving some iPhone manufacturing to the United Sta…
117: Sugar Christmas
Nov 28, 2016 • 01:54:22
Is Apple a big business trapped in the body of a startup? Myke and Jason discuss that issue, say lots of things that might be quoted out of context later, and then settle in to watch 1984’s “Gremlins.”
116: Design Team Yearbook
Nov 21, 2016 • 01:21:59
This week Jason and Myke discuss the death of the AirPort router, the disbanding of the Mac automation team, and the release of a photo book highlighting Apple’s hardware designs.
115: Rubber Chicken Scenario
Nov 14, 2016 • 01:27:41
After spending the last week with the new MacBook Pro, Jason reviews the Touch Bar and breaks down the approach Apple took in creating an entirely new way to interact with a Mac.
114: Get On Down to Dongle Town
Nov 7, 2016 • 01:27:41
Fresh off of Jason’s 10-day travel odyssey with the new MacBook Pro, we debate where Apple’s taking the Mac, the high price of Retina displays, Apple’s tough decisions about who its Mac customers are, and the case for and against…
113: It’s An Honour and a Privilege to Defeat You
Nov 1, 2016 • 01:12:05
Myke and Jason are together again, and this time back in Ireland, to discuss Apple’s big week. We cover Jason’s time with the new MacBook Pro, Myke’s excitement over the Touch Bar, Apple’s quarterly results, and much more.
112: What I’ve Got Going for Me is Apple
Oct 24, 2016 • 01:19:05
With Apple’s next event just around the corner, Myke and Jason make their picks for what we’ll see. The winner will be crowned Upgrade Draft Champion for 2016. Either way, we’re both excited about the prospect of new Macs.
111: I Keep Moving the Goalposts
Oct 17, 2016 • 01:11:49
This week Myke visits Apple’s latest flagship store, Jason takes a trip with both a Mac and an iPad, and Apple scales back its automotive ambitions.
110: Never, Not Ever, Not Once
Oct 10, 2016 • 01:30:49
This week we discuss perhaps Apple’s biggest move of 2017: relocating thousands of employees to Campus 2, moving other teams into Infinite Loop, and what it means for Apple’s cloud services and the productivity and morale of Appl…
109: YouTube Killed the Podcast Star
Oct 3, 2016 • 01:19:22
This week Myke starts a YouTube channel, Jason raises his hopes for new Macs in October, and we praise the new features of Messages while quibbling with the usability of its interface.
108: It’s a Great Feature When It Works
Sep 26, 2016 • 01:40:57
The beta version of the iPhone 7 Plus’s Portrait mode is here, and Jason and Myke both took it for a spin. Then Jason recounts his favorite and least favorite features of macOS Sierra.
107: The Upgrade Programme
Sep 19, 2016 • 01:47:44
Myke and Jason have taken delivery of new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, so it’s time to detail the experience of buying, upgrading, restoring, and using the latest iPhone models.
106: I’ve Reached Acceptance
Sep 11, 2016 • 01:26:32
Live from Portland, Jason and Myke are joined by Stephen Hackett to cover a lot of follow-up from last week’s Apple announcements.
105: The Illusion of Clicking
Sep 7, 2016 • 01:52:16
Jason returns from the Apple Sept. 7 media event and is immediately questioned by Myke about the new iPhone 7, Apple Watch series 2, EarPods and AirPods, and all the other announcements.
104: I Really Do Want to Win
Aug 29, 2016 • 01:09:11
An Apple event is happening next week! So it’s time for Jason and Myke to make their predictions for the announcements in the most competitive way possible—by drafting the top 20 announcements they think we’ll see.
103: Significant Figures
Aug 22, 2016 • 01:40:38
Special guest Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about reviews, ratings, using numbers to quantify the unquantifiable, when it’s appropriate to show grown-up media to kids, and a whole lot more.
102: Cautionary Tale of Laptops
Aug 16, 2016 • 01:42:25
This week’s episode was recorded with Jason and Myke in the same room! Before they high five, they discuss iPad keyboards, MacBook Pro upgrades, Castro 2 and podcast innovation, and Tim Cook getting chatty with the press.
101: It Works Great in California
Aug 8, 2016 • 01:43:42
This week we discuss Fast Company’s visit to the Apple cafeteria, Mark Gurman’s reappearance as an Apple rumor expert, and Recode’s Apple TV guide rumors, plus Myke reviews the new version of Pocket Casts.
100: The Least Less
Aug 1, 2016 • 01:48:49
In our hundredth episode, Jason and Myke break down Apple’s quarterly results, ponder its TV strategy, and Myke reluctantly views one of Jason’s favorite movies for an all-new Myke at the Movies.
99: Disciplined Cash Machine
Jul 25, 2016 • 01:26:28
Scrivener for iOS and a new mechanical keyboard for iPad arrived at Jason’s house this week. We discuss using a specialized writing tool for longform work and the challenges of building an iPad keyboard that doesn’t turn the iPad…
98: Accidental Comics Podcast 🤓
Jul 18, 2016 • 01:23:57
In celebration of World Emoji Day and Comic-Con, Jason and Myke discuss how we use emojis and why they’re a valuable addition to online dialogue, and then break down the best options for digital comic-book reading.
97: We Used Our Power For Pizza
Jul 11, 2016 • 01:20:53
Listeners suggest naming schemes for Myke’s devices, Jason and Myke adapt to Apple’s new public betas, we discuss the future of iPad software updates, and Jason gets frustrated by the lack of updates to iCloud Family Sharing.
96: Two Ports is One More Port than One Port
Jul 4, 2016 • 01:31:00
In this episode there’s a bunch of headphone-jack followup, then we discuss Apple’s relationships with Spotify and Tidal, before Myke asks Jason about his own independence on Independence Day.
95: Don’t Bring the Pain without the Benefit
Jun 27, 2016 • 01:33:25
Apple ditches the Thunderbolt Display, Jason takes macOS Sierra for a spin, and we debate the merits of Apple removing old technology from its products.
94: Users Use Computers
Jun 20, 2016 • 01:18:08
Jason and Myke are back in their usual offices this week, and they discuss their feelings about watchOS 3, the lack of Apple hardware announcements, and what the buzz was during WWDC week.
93: The Emoji Judgers
Jun 13, 2016 • 01:24:59
Straight out of the WWDC keynote, Jason joins Myke live to talk about watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra, iOS 10, Apple Music and Messages.
92: WWDC 2016 Draft
Jun 7, 2016 • 01:39:45
Jason and Myke predict the contents of WWDC 2016 in the first annual Upgrade Keynote Draft. How many of our picks are based on deep knowledge of the industry, and how many are wish fulfillment? Next week will tell the tale.
91: iMac Special
May 30, 2016 • 01:26:38
In this special holiday episode, Stephen Hackett joins Myke and Jason to discuss the product that changed Apple’s fortunes: the original iMac.
90: Nobody Should be a Siri Power User
May 23, 2016 • 01:30:21
This week Jason and Myke discuss the future of Siri on the Mac and elsewhere, and ponder Apple’s new Apple Store design. Plus we’ve got some talk about Google I/O and final (for now) thoughts about the business of podcasting.
89: Can We Use a Tracking Pixel?
May 16, 2016 • 01:22:59
By popular demand, Jason and Myke talk a bit more about the business of podcasting, as they’re joined by podcaster and podcast ad sales executive Lex Friedman.
88: Happy Apple Watch Users
May 9, 2016 • 01:21:58
A year later, Jason and Myke are still using their Apple Watches. Amid high-profile users abandoning Apple’s new wearable, why do we still enjoy it? Also, we rage about a NYT story about high-profile podcasters trying to change t…
87: Unchartable Tidbits
May 2, 2016 • 01:36:40
Jason and Myke are joined by follow-up guest Scott McNulty to review the Kindle Oasis (including its Kindle hump), then switch gears to break down the complexities of Apple’s quarterly results.
86: The Cloud With the Question Mark
Apr 25, 2016 • 01:19:31
Myke’s back just in time to discuss the minor changes to the new MacBook and attempt to figure out why the Apple Car might exist.
85: Talk to this Cylinder
Apr 18, 2016 • 01:22:05
With Myke away, Scott McNulty and Dan Moren join Jason to talk about two different Amazon hardware products, Kindle and Echo.
84: Peek it, But Don’t Pop it!
Apr 11, 2016 • 01:23:28
Jason and Myke discuss the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s True Tone display and the trouble with 3D Touch.
83: I Love Infuriating You
Apr 4, 2016 • 01:20:31
Jason tried out the shrunken-down Smart Keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and you’ll never believe what happened next! Myke returns from vacation to break down Jason’s reviews of Apple’s latest products and provide an Apple Wat…
82: Baby Pro
Mar 28, 2016 • 01:25:58
Extra special guest star Serenity Caldwell joins Jason to talk about the new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, the drowning of a MacBook Air, and much more.
81: Live From Interstate 280
Mar 21, 2016 • 01:45:20
Myke catches up with Jason fresh from Apple’s March 21 event in Cupertino and keeps him company on his long drive home up Interstate 280. From the new smaller iPad Pro to the interesting iPhone SE, we break down everything Apple …
80: I Can Hear Your Future Screams
Mar 14, 2016 • 01:32:40
Myke is back to defend the iPad as a TV, before he and Jason discuss the expectations of Apple’s March 21st event, and why @AppleSupport exists. They go on to talk about Oculus, and address some more thoughts about Firewatch.
79: Turkey Dinner Pizza
Mar 7, 2016 • 01:45:23
Guest John Siracusa joins Jason to talk about HDTV, the future of the Mac, and pizza.
78: Rename Everything
Feb 29, 2016 • 01:14:27
Rumors of a new size of iPad Pro lead Myke and Jason to discuss how Apple chooses to name its products, and whether iPads would benefit from being named more like MacBooks. They also tackle rumors of Siri coming to the Mac and so…
77: I Don’t Know Why You’d Call Them Friends
Feb 22, 2016 • 01:29:39
Jason and Myke lightly cover Apple’s beef with the FBI, Myke gets excited by new phones at Mobile World Congress, Jason grapples with making his home smarter. And of course there’s follow-up about pizza and “Back to the Future”—t…
76: You’re Part of My System
Feb 15, 2016 • 01:10:15
Myke probes Jason about his personal organization system, or lack of one. Then we speculate on Apple’s future as a TV producer, following the news that it’s creating a series starring Dr. Dre. Finally, we discuss favorite (and le…
75: You Are Terrible to Sick People
Feb 8, 2016 • 01:30:04
This week, with Myke on sick leave, Jason is joined by Stephen Hackett to talk about Apple’s first-party apps, the future of the Mac and VR pizza.
74: Tablet Incorporated
Feb 1, 2016 • 01:18:01
This week we use Apple’s quarterly results as a jumping-off point to discuss Apple’s product philosophy, the overall strength of the iPhone, and Apple’s missed opportunities with the iPad.
73: Put on your Rumor Pants
Jan 25, 2016 • 01:10:50
It’s the official start of Rumo(u)r season, as Jason and Myke discuss the first suggestions of what Apple might release this spring and in the fall. How full does an Apple Event need to be in order for it to be worth calling?
72: I Spent Four Months Not Buying It
Jan 18, 2016 • 01:09:26
Jason and Myke discuss what iOS 9.3 might mean for the future of Apple’s OS update strategy, Jason buys a clicky keyboard, new Mac audio tools arrive, and we close the books on Muffingate.
71: Muffingate
Jan 11, 2016 • 01:05:51
Will Apple remove the headphone jack when it releases the iPhone 7? Myke thinks it’s inevitable, while Jason is skeptical. Your hosts also revisit baked goods in the British Empire, and discuss Twitter’s possible expansion to 10,…
70: I Could Call My iPhone a Muffin
Jan 4, 2016 • 01:19:52
Myke and Jason ring in the new year with discussions about CES, Twitter, awards, mailbags, and last year.
69: The 2015 Upgradies
Dec 28, 2015 • 01:26:48
With a little help from their Relay FM co-hosts, Myke and Jason present awards to the best (and worst) of the year in the second annual Upgradies.
68: The Cryogenic Chamber of Topics
Dec 21, 2015 • 02:04:02
This week Myke and Jason talk about Amazon drones, Christmas traditions, and Apple’s product-release strategy. And at the end of the episode, we discuss “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in a special Myke at the Movies installment.
67: Part Spite, Part Strategy
Dec 14, 2015 • 01:22:26
This week Jason and Myke discover who’s using LaunchPad, dissect Jason’s purchase of an iPad Pro, discuss a new podcast-recording service that works in a browser, and answer your questions.
66: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good Apps?
Dec 7, 2015 • 01:28:23
Myke returns from his trip to New York to the bad news that Dropbox has killed Mailbox and that Sketch has abandoned the Mac App Store. But he’s cheered up by Jason’s news that he might be keeping the iPad Pro after all.
65: Holiday Firewall
Nov 29, 2015 • 02:10:24
Special guest host Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about the holidays, Apple TV, iPad Pro, and how to recommend Apple products.
64: The Law of the Large
Nov 23, 2015 • 02:06:13
This week Serenity Caldwell re-joins Myke so that they can talk about their first Apple Pencil experiences. Then Myke quizzes Jason about his iPad Pro review and the new Six Colors subscription drive. Finally, we return to Myke a…
63: Crying about the Peripherals
Nov 16, 2015 • 01:46:59
The iPad Pro has arrived, and Myke and Jason are joined by special guest Serenity Caldwell to discuss our first impressions of the new product, our iPad workflows, and the frustrating lack of availability of the Apple Pencil and …
62: I Am Nerd Face Guy
Nov 9, 2015 • 01:15:42
This week we extoll the virtues of emoji and how it could be better, and Myke finds his perfect emoji at last 🤓. We also preview the iPad Pro, talk about how we’re using our iPads today, revisit Myke’s external storage needs, and…
61: Accidental Trek Podcast
Nov 2, 2015 • 01:39:01
Special guest Joe Rosensteel joins Jason and Myke to talk about our first weekend with the new Apple TV. We cover setup hassles, the design of the new remote, the power of integrated voice search, and much more.
60: Very Nice Button
Oct 27, 2015 • 01:13:35
It’s an exciting week: Myke gets a new Retina iMac and all the Magic peripherals, and both Jason and Myke buy “Star Wars” tickets and the new Apple TV! Plus we do some Force Touch follow-up and answer your questions in #askupgrad…
59: You Need Faster Fingers
Oct 19, 2015 • 01:56:53
Revisiting some of the design decisions in Apple’s new “Magic” peripherals, why 3D Touch soars while Force Touch seems to lag behind, iWork gets a much needed update, and Myke and Jason watch “Back to the Future Part II.”
58: What’s Magic About That Keyboard?
Oct 13, 2015 • 01:25:32
Apple announces a bunch of new iMacs, including a 21.5-inch 4K model, and Jason’s got his full review. Also, Jason provides an inside look at the new input devices Apple has released, namely the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and…
57: Complex Feelings
Oct 5, 2015 • 01:22:06
This week Jason and Myke discuss OS X El Capitan, and Amazon’s curious practice of removing AppleTV from stock.
56: The Migration Experience
Sep 28, 2015 • 01:28:06
This week Jason and Myke share their iPhone 6S/6S Plus upgrade experiences, and give their first impressions of the new iPhone 6S features.
55: Your Watch is Full
Sep 21, 2015 • 01:40:06
Myke works out his frustrations with his iPhone and futilely attempts to upgrade to watchOS 2. We attempt to lighten the mood by talking about all the things Jason likes about iOS 9 and watchOS 2, only to stray back into negativi…
54: Put a Pen on It
Sep 14, 2015 • 01:38:30
Live from Portland, we go deep with more thought about the Apple event, the iPad pro, possibilities for Apple’s product releases for the rest of 2015, what we pre-ordered Apple, the prospects for gaming on the new Apple TV, and m…
53: Everything is Off The Charts
Sep 9, 2015 • 01:39:35
Just hours after Apple’s September event, Jason is joined by Stephen Hackett to talk about updates to the Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as the new iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
52: Click to Click
Aug 31, 2015 • 01:25:43
This week we look forward to the Sept. 9 Apple media event, which Jason will be attending. What will it take for a new Apple TV to be a success? Also, a Wii U game wins over a party of eleven-year-old boys in a mouseless house.
51: Fight Against the Fiddly Bits
Aug 24, 2015 • 01:20:40
This week we break down what adding Force Touch to iOS might mean, highlighting the difficult design and marketing choices Apple has to make when it rolls out new products. Also, Jason shocks Myke by saying something nice about p…
50: Bing Bong
Aug 17, 2015 • 02:16:13
This week Jason cleans off his desk and we follow up on Google’s new Alphabet. Then it’s time for Myke to go back to the movies with 1983’s “WarGames” and as a special bonus, Pixar’s “Inside Out.”
49: Huge Engine of Money
Aug 11, 2015 • 01:25:18
Jason returns from his 2,000-mile car trip just in time to discuss the meaning behind Google’s transformation into Alphabet and the future of Twitter. And as always, they answer some of your questions.
48: The Watercooler
Aug 3, 2015 • 01:35:38
Our hosts show off their age gap by comparing how they watch television as a part of a larger discussion about the role of the Apple TV in Apple’s product line. Then Myke and Jason discuss the future of Twitter.
47: Trust Us, It’s Doing Well
Jul 27, 2015 • 01:39:05
Jason and Myke discuss Apple’s enthusiastically vague approach to Apple Watch sales figures, Myke’s fear that content blockers could wreck people’s livelihoods, and classic iPods and iPod Classics. Plus, Jason takes a European ge…
46: The S Could Stand for Snell
Jul 20, 2015 • 01:24:23
Myke and Jason party like it’s 2005 and spend a lot of time talking about the iPod, including what the new iPod touch might mean for the future of the iPhone product line, and the mystery of the continued existence of the iPod na…
45: Grandpa’s Superhero
Jul 13, 2015 • 01:41:03
Jason and Myke dive into the iOS 9 and El Capitan public betas, then divert to both Pluto and San Diego to talk space exploration and Comic-Con.
44: Tap the Ellipses
Jul 6, 2015 • 01:32:03
The pros and cons of Apple’s relationship with the web development community, our first week with Apple Music and Beats 1, Jason doesn’t go to Comic-Con, and the first Upgrade Baby is born.
43: Haptic Skeptic
Jun 29, 2015 • 01:27:23
It’s a big week, so Jason and Myke spend a lot of time discussing the launch of Apple Music and Beats One and the ugliness of music industry negotiations.
42: Shuttlecraft Wallet
Jun 22, 2015 • 02:09:37
Jason and Myke discuss the tough decision facing Apple when it comes to marketing a rumored iPad Pro and recap the Taylor Swift/Apple Music kerfuffle. Finally, “Myke Watches a Movie” returns with the 1989 classic, “Say Anything..…
41: Emoji Fragmentation
Jun 15, 2015 • 01:27:48
Jason and Myke revisit WWDC 2015 with a week’s perspective, and also discuss iOS 9 emoji support, gaming on OS X, Apple’s new system typography, and Microsoft’s Xbox One compatibility announcement.
40: Emotion Palette
Jun 8, 2015 • 01:37:55
Live from San Francisco and fresh from Apple’s WWDC Keynote, Jason and Myke dissect everything from new OS X and iOS versions to native watch apps to the new Apple Music service.
39: Developers do a Lot of Running
Jun 1, 2015 • 01:40:04
We prepare for WWDC by discussing Jason’s coverage preparation and the future of OS X, and then Myke forces Jason to make WWDC predictions. Plus lots of Google follow-up, and we answer more of your questions.
38: Titles Are Not Jobs
May 26, 2015 • 01:34:04
This week Jason and Myke discuss Jonathan Ive’s new title and what it means for Apple’s Chief Design Officer and the company as a whole, and in advance of Google I/O, talk about how and why we use Google’s services on our Apple d…
37: I Don’t Have a Production Staff
May 18, 2015 • 01:17:54
This week Jason and Myke talk about different podcast production styles, the apps they are using on their Apple Watches, and answer a selection of #askupgrade questions.
36: Menu Bar at the Top
May 11, 2015 • 02:13:31
This week Jason and Myke discuss what a new Apple TV remote might look like, the dangers of cloud syncing, Apple Watch intimacy, and Jason’s new TV. And then it’s time for the latest Myke Watches a Movie segment, featuring “Raid…
35: Where The Fluoroelastomer Meets the Road
May 4, 2015 • 01:41:46
After living with the Apple Watch for another week, Jason and Myke discuss what they’ve noticed so far. Then they discuss the peculiar Amazon Echo and give a mini review of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
34: The 1.0 Experience
Apr 27, 2015 • 01:25:18
Jason and Myke recount their first weekends with the Apple Watch, answer your Apple Watch questions, talk about Jason’s trip to the Yosemite by CocoaConf conference, and do a little follow-up about Photos for Mac and iCloud Photo…
33: Personal Electronic Notebooks
Apr 20, 2015 • 01:15:17
Stephen Hackett joins Jason to talk about John Siracusa’s semi-retirement, online shopping, the future of the OS X brand name, Photos for Mac, and Myke’s trip to Atlanta.
32: Uncompatible
Apr 13, 2015 • 01:56:59
Jason and Myke talk about their Apple Watch try-on experiences and take a look at some of the new PR tactics Apple is employing. Then Jason makes Myke watch “This is Spinal Tap.”
31: MacBook Review Special
Apr 9, 2015 • 00:55:24
On this special episode Jason is quizzed by Myke and the listeners about his review of the new MacBook.
30: Boarding a Sinking Ship
Apr 6, 2015 • 01:27:57
Jason and special guest John Siracusa discuss the iPhone 6 Plus, reactions to “Becoming Steve Jobs,” Apple’s lost decade, and what lessons can be learned by business successes and failures.
29: Velcro Ball
Mar 30, 2015 • 01:20:36
Live from the Úll conference in Ireland, Jason and Myke discuss ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’, and how this book addresses Apple in the early days, the value of being able to meet people in person and finally address whether Myke Was Rig…
28: Two Men in a Very Tiny Room
Mar 23, 2015 • 01:19:25
This week Jason and Myke are live and in person in London! They discuss the rumours of the Apple TV, what tech makes the cut for travelling, and whether Jason might be joining the iPhone 6 Plus club.
27: The Batman of Cheese
Mar 16, 2015 • 01:27:42
With an extra week’s perspective, Jason and Myke discuss the new MacBook, the Apple Watch, and what makes Apple different from its competitors.
26: Ambushed on a Podcast
Mar 9, 2015 • 01:51:45
Jason and Myke get a little help in discussing Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event, including the new MacBook, HBO on Apple TV, and more on the Apple Watch.
25: I Don’t Need a Saturday Box
Mar 2, 2015 • 01:25:09
This week Jason and Myke are joined by David Sparks. They spend some time discussing David’s recent jump to the indie life, expectations of next week’s Apple event, the Pebble Time Kickstarter and why people may want to share sec…
24: Because… Luxury
Feb 23, 2015 • 01:26:29
This week Jason and Myke trade more thoughts on Apple Car rumors, dive in to some more details on the Apple Watch, consider why working within barriers can be a good thing and discuss transparency in editorial practices at Apple.
23: The Church of The Coverflow
Feb 16, 2015 • 01:36:40
The possibility of Apple building a car, why being critical is both important and difficult, using a secondary Mac, and Jason and Myke answer your questions.
22: I Didn’t Hate This Movie
Feb 9, 2015 • 02:12:50
Apple’s new Photos app for the Mac has appeared, and Jason and Myke discuss what this could mean for iTunes and the future of Mac development. They also discuss some Apple Watch expectations, how Apple deals with change, and Myke…
21: You Rolled 38
Feb 2, 2015 • 02:06:02
This week Jason and Myke get a grasp on how the iPhone’s runaway success affects Apple’s decisions, including the development of the Apple Watch. Plus, lots of feedback about how people take notes, and we inaugurate our ‘Myke Wat…
20: You Cannot Win an Effort War
Jan 26, 2015 • 01:33:14
Jason and Myke debate the utility of a stylus for the iPad, Jason falls through a time warp into the ’90s to convert some VHS tapes to digital format, and we follow up on items from various podcasts… not all of them this one.
19: Marco Marketing
Jan 19, 2015 • 01:45:41
Jason and Myke tackle upgrading versus sticking with what you know, take Apple’s CarPlay for a powerslide, judge the financial success of Apps in the App Store, and cover more on battery life and the 12” Air. Plus they answer yo…
18: Special Interface Snowflake
Jan 12, 2015 • 01:37:25
This week Jason and Myke discuss the rumored 12” MacBook Air, how Apple approaches battery life on iOS devices, Apple software quality, uses of scripting and automation, Siracusa-style window management, and the first time Jason…
17: Somewhere on The Monorail
Jan 5, 2015 • 01:41:02
This week Jason and Myke discuss Apple’s software quality issues and the difficulty in diagnosing problems from outside an organization, why Family Sharing is a problematic feature, and what’s good and bad about CES.
16: The 2014 Upgradies
Dec 29, 2014 • 02:22:55
This episode of Upgrade plays host to the first ever ‘Upgradies’ awards! Jason and Myke talk about some of their favourite gadgets, games and podcasts of the year, amongst many other categories.
15: Upgradians of the Galaxy
Dec 23, 2014 • 01:03:53
This week Jason and Myke discuss workstation ergonomics, traveling with technology, and how they deal with online security, then debate how to collectively name the listeners of the show.
14: The Marvel of the Buttermilk Biscuit
Dec 15, 2014 • 01:24:33
This week Myke and Jason discuss the etiquette of digital gifts, compare how they use their iOS devices compared to their Macs, and decide on a collective name for listeners of the show.
13: #AskUpgrade
Dec 8, 2014 • 01:26:28
This week Jason and Myke discuss the varying ways that you can support yourself financially when undertaking a creative endeavour and why it’s important to consider their positive and negative effects.
12: Plant and Analyze
Dec 2, 2014 • 01:37:56
This week Jason and Myke address some holiday follow up, before talking about democratising podcasting and conducting a (very slow) lightning round.
11: Drifting Shower Schedule
Nov 24, 2014 • 01:37:21
This week Jason and Myke are joined by Greg Knauss. They talk about whether web comments are a good thing and what it’s really like to work for yourself. Greg and Jason also quiz Myke on Thanksgiving.
10: Podcasting, It’s Great!
Nov 17, 2014 • 01:11:03
This week Jason and Myke address more important Taylor Swift follow-up, discuss why podcasting is back (again), and take on App Store pricing in the wake of Monument Valley and Space Age.
9: A Brain and a Drill
Nov 10, 2014 • 01:26:20
This time Jason and Myke discuss their current working environments and how they feel about the suggestion that we’re in a new ‘podcasting revolution’.
8: With Special Offers
Nov 4, 2014 • 01:18:50
Special guest Scott McNulty joins Jason and Myke to talk about the new Kindle Voyage and why we use Kindles. Plus follow-up about TestFlight, annoying things people do in the Apple Store, and the introduction of our new cheese ve…
7: Hot Dog Allergy
Oct 27, 2014 • 01:22:19
This week Jason and Myke tackle a host of Apple Pay follow up, before addressing Gamergate and the Retina iMac.
6: The Enemy Discount
Oct 20, 2014 • 01:16:18
This week Jason tells Myke about his experiences at an Apple event as an independent writer, before going on to discuss the new products announced and day-one impressions of Apple Pay.
5: Macworld Cosplay
Oct 14, 2014 • 01:30:50
This week Jason and Myke talk about Çingleton and the rise and fall of Mac conferences, the Mac App Store and the pains of App Review, the upcoming Apple event and a new name for summoning your digital assistant.
4: I Regret My Endorsement of You
Oct 6, 2014 • 01:15:27
This week Jason and Myke start off the show with a discussion about terrible social networks, before attacking follow-up on Dropbox replacements, data security and streaming services. Other topics this week include Apple Pay and …
3: I Think You’ll Find It’s Bazqux
Sep 29, 2014 • 01:08:52
This week Jason and Myke discuss the perils of online streaming services and the uniquely modern problem of having 1TB of Dropbox storage.
2: You Start From Zero
Sep 22, 2014 • 01:22:17
This week Jason gets to address a bunch of iPhone follow-up (which he is *super* excited about) and Myke quizzes him about his first week of writing at Six Colors.
1: Fly Casual
Sep 16, 2014 • 01:36:28
Jason and Myke dive into what everyone wants to hear about—the new iPhones! Jason has been using the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for the last week, and he’s got a full report.