WitGlass Unfiltered #88: WitGlass Smorgasbord for September 23, 2018

In this episode, I discuss Manhattan cocktail recipes, my recent experiences with the Mimo app designed for learning to code, a recently-created-and-soon-to-be-revealed WitGlass Playlist, Evernote’s uselessness, Serena Williams, and Brett Kavanaugh. It’s a doozy.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #86: Matilda Jane Huntington, Welcome to the Family

It’s been only two weeks since the last episode, so I’m warming back up. Today I talk about two—yes, two—small lot coffees from Trader Joe’s, and I delve into more about why I despise Evernote. My complaints about Evernote may seem small, but I believe that in reality, they affect the entire service experience. I provide a brief teaser about how to fix America’s dismal education system. And I offer an exciting announcement for our family.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #85: Emma Jane Huntington, R.I.P.

It’s been quite a while since my last podcast episode was published, but it’s time to begin again. This episode brings back my Coffee Talk segment with this year’s version of a wonderful “Honey Processed” limited release coffee. It also briefly covers the recent Evernote app update. Finally, it offers a sad announcement from our family to yours.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #77: More iPhone X and Apple Chipset Thoughts

Apple hosted a big event on Tuesday. Have I mentioned that? I offered some initial, visceral responses to the event and the devices it announced. In this episode, I continue the discussion, adding more measured responses to the visceral ones already offered. I discuss the top-notch on the face of the iPhone X, the advanced power of the new A11 Bionic chipset, and John Gruber’s thoughtful piece on Apple’s iPhone event.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #76: Apple and the iPhone X

In this episode, I talk about the major products announced in Apple’s latest event: AppleWatch Series 3, AppleTV 4K, iPhone 8, and iPhone X. I begin with a discussion of gin martinis, David Wondrich, and cocktail recipes.

 

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WitGlass Unfiltered #75: Apple and the Upcoming iPhone Event of 2017

This episode follows on the heels of Episode 75, and I discuss some important technology issues related to Apple’s upcoming iPhone event tomorrow (12 September 2017), in which Apple is expected to announce its latest round of new iPhones, potentially presenting two completely new designs. I also discuss again the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Siri to the future of Apple and computing in general.

 

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WitGlass Unfiltered #74: Apple and the Upcoming iPhone Event of 2017, Part 1

iCloud and Siri are the heart of Apple’s future. In this episode, I discuss Apple’s upcoming event, and I focus on the tie that binds it all together: Artificial Intelligence (and Machine Learning). At one point, I even compare Apple Maps to Google Maps. I also discuss the importance of offline dictation using Siri.

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WitGlass Unfiltered #68: SmartPhone Season 2017

It’s that time of year! Apple will soon be holding their September event to announce new iPhones and other hardware and software. Other companies have new announcements and releases coming out this fall, as well. I also continue the discussion about bias and clickbait headlines.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 35

In this episode, I jump back into technology, which I hadn’t touched much since my initial responses to WWDC. When I started, I thought I was going to talk about a lot more than just the new iPad Pro 10.5, but there really was plenty to talk about just regarding the new iPad, especially because any discussion of any iPad moving forward (for the next year, at least) must include iOS 11, which looks like it will at long last bring the iPad to maturity.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 29

This is a quick and dirty episode with little preparation. I didn’t want to wait to discuss some initial follow-up to Apple’s WWDC Keynote yesterday (Monday). In this episode I discuss new features in the works for subscribers only, Apple’s New HomePod, Siri improvements, the needed shift to personal clouds, and DEVONthink Dropbox database syncing. 

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 28

Apple’s WWDC is coming up this week, starting with the keynote address on Monday, June 5th, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. This episode is the first of two parts covering Apple’s potential announcements. This second part continues with potential hardware announcements that seem most likely, given that WWDC is related primarily to programming and development. But this show discusses the recent Foxconn Insider leaks, particularly related to Apple’s Augmented-Reality Glasses. I touch on that and more in the final episode before the WWDC keynote.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 27

Apple’s WWDC is coming up this week, starting with the keynote address on Monday, June 5th, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. This episode is the first of two parts covering Apple’s potential announcements. This first part focuses on the potential hardware announcements that seem most likely, given that WWDC is related primarily to programming and development. I touch on chipsets, including the dedicated AI chip that Apple is rumored to be developing.

 

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 25

Andy Rubin is back in the news with Essential Phone and upcoming home automation and smart security hardware. Apple is reportedly working on an AI chip. And privacy and security are hard to come by. In this episode, I discuss these things, plus a five-minute rave about the Jura Impressa C60.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 22

In this episode, I talk about some new features coming to the website, James Blount’s album *Moon Landing,* and a couple annoyances about education. I wanted to get to headlines, but I took too long on the rest of it—so, next time we’ll talk headlines.

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WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 17

ShowNotes

Episode 17: App and Service Links, Evernote, DEVONthink, and Nozbe

This episode is all about the Show Notes. Each episode has Show Notes now. The level of detail in the show notes will continue to increase for the foreseeable future. I use the show notes discussion as a launching point to discuss Evernote and a variety of topics related to app design, including featuresets, usability, and more.

Topics Discussed

  • Show Notes
  • Evernote
  • DEVONthink
  • Nozbe
  • Apple
  • Design
  • UI/UX

Apps and Services

The apps and services listed here are the ones that I actually use in developing and maintaining the website and podcast. If you see it listed here, I love it. I don’t keep using any app or service I don’t love. Every app and every service has limitations—some more annoying or frustrating than others. But if it’s on this list, you can be sure that on the whole, I love it.

WitGlass Unfiltered - Episode 15

I’ve been promising an episode about technology, specifically relating to Apple and the Apple Watch, and it is finally here. I ramble on far longer than necessary about the momentous occasion of recording my 15th podcast episode, and then I critique the Apple Watch, heaping praise upon praise for one feature especially. It’s a grand episode, a huge, stupendous, magnificent moment in podcasting history.

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