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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
In this episode I talk about the probable upcoming Apple Event in September, when they usually announce new iPhones, and I discuss all the big iPhone rumors (at least the ones that are important to me).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
My new Apple Watch Series 2 broke two days ago. The screen cracked clean across, with no clear cause. In this episode, I describe the circumstances and discuss my interactions with Apple Support.Read More
In this episode, I discuss headlines touching political and technology topics. I start with a reference to ABC’s *Designated Survivor,* when President a character compliments President Kirkman on his rhetorical skills and another character responds, “That’s because he means it.” That is the essence of this episode’s theme: Say what you mean and mean what you say. Unfortunately, we can’t trust mainstream media of any stripe to do that, and we certainly can’t trust the overwhelming majority of our politicians to do that. Insincere bluster is the name of the game in national American politics. But it isn’t just in politics; the insincere bluster related to technology “reporting” is just as bad. Enjoy!Read More
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.
- Show Notes
- 25:20 - Nozbe Team Page
- 27:00 - Evernote Data Breach Links
- 30:25 - DEVONtechnologies Philosophy on Features vs. Usability: Poll: Functionality vs. Simplicity
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.
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.Read More