102: MacPad Pro

This week we're chatting about our plans for Orbit and its current Mac App Store feature, macOS & iOS adoption rates, App Clips, and the future of Macs based on Apple Silicon.

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Orbit
Orbit on the Mac App Store
DTK Specs

Hosts

Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

Special Guest

Adam (Twitter) Adam's (and Kai's and Malin's) Podcast (We Like Games)

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3 months ago

101: Little Madam

Join us for our special WWDC20 spectacular! We chat about the format of this year’s conference, our favourite announcements, and of course the results of our world-famous predictions! To keep us in check, our recurring special guest Adam joins us.

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Orbit
Orbit on the Mac App Store
(SPOILERS!) WWDC20 Predictions Results

Hosts

Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

Special Guest

Adam (Twitter) Adam's (and Kai's and Malin's) Podcast (We Like Games)

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3 months ago

100: WWDC20 Predictions & Draft

In our 100th episode, we have Adam join us for our Special Fun WWDC20 Predictions AND draft.

We also chat about Kai’s and Malin’s recent release of Orbit, a bit about the App Store rules, and about Apple’s use of Catalyst to build macOS apps.

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Orbit
Orbit on the Mac App Store

(SPOILERS!) Final WWDC20 Prediction Sheet

Hosts

Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

Special Guest

Adam (Twitter) Adam's (and Kai's and Malin's) Podcast (We Like Games)

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3 months ago

99: Spotty Reputation

This week we chat about Zach’s new MacBook Pro, Kai’s use of Bing (?), the “Glass” "leaks", Joe Rogan selling his soul to Spotify, and some new Twitter features.

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Things of the Week

Kai: SubEthaEdit
Malin: Mythic Quest: Quarantine
Zach: iStat Menu

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Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

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4 months ago

98: "Tech Podcast"

This week we chat about interesting cultural differences and play a “coin guessing” game (which is more fun than it sounds), where we slowly uncover that Zach might not actually be Australian… For the later half of the show, we chat about some more tech focused topics, like Apple’s potential future VR and AR products as well as Facebook’s Giphy acquisition.

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Erik Singer - 32 Actors' Accents

Things of the Week

Zach: Somehow I Manage
Kai: Get Packed
Malin: Upload

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Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

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4 months ago

97: 3rd Party Dependency Wave of Doom

This week we chat about Zach’s MacBook Pro order. The recent Facebook SDK crash triggers a discussion about things to consider when adding 3rd party code to an app. We are, of course, also talking about Apple’s WWDC20 announcement.

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Things of the Week

Malin: Pistol Whip
Kai: 2MD: VR Football
Zach: Rocket

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Orbit
Packtrack

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Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

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5 months ago

96: One ARM Tied Behind My Back

This week we chat some more about exposure notifications, the government, and compare an iPad notebook to an ARM MacBook.

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Mactracker

Things of the Week

Malin: httpstatuses.com
Kai: ngrok
Zach: Fitbod

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Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

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5 months ago

95: First Come, First Access To Engineer

This week we start off chatting about the five year anniversary of the Apple Watch. We move over to talking about Apple’s Accessibility Webinar and how this might inspire the digital version of WWDC, potential conference formats, the cost of a ticket and more. We also chat about the recent release of Apple Maps Mobility Trends.

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Apple’s Accessibility Webinar
Apple Maps Mobility Trends
Citymapper Mobility Index

Things of the Week

Zach: Monopoly
Kai: TV Forecast
Malin: Super Mario Odyssey

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Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

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5 months ago

94: Better, Odd, Best

This week, the release of the new iPhone SE (2nd generation) inspired us to chat about the future of the iPhone lineup, Apple’s future in home audio and potential new products. Malin and Kai also give a quick update on the progress of their app, Orbit and talk about "marketing", making decisions, and of course, SwiftUI on macOS.

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Orbit
iPhone 12 Pro Max Leak(?)

Things of the Week

Malin: Sidecar
Kai: Optimage
Zach: Vodafone DreamLab

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Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

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5 months ago

93: Contact Tracing

This week, we chat about Face ID, Touch ID, digital meetups, and the  + Google contact tracing approach.

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Apple + Google Contact Tracing

Things of the Week

Kai: Soulver 3.3
Zach: The Imagineering Story
Malin: Instant Pot

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Kai (Twitter)
Malin (Twitter)
Zach (Twitter)

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6 months ago