October 3, 2017 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 40 minutes
TOPIC: You're not supposed to pet the car.
This week, Dan and Merlin discuss Nest Cam updates, Ring doorbell tracking, Echo family additions, HDMI questions, the fraught landscape of 4K HDR TV stuff, and how shopping makes Merlin feel kind of vulnerable.
Two excellent music podcasts are recommended.
Dan has a new MacBook Pro and a lot to say about it.
Merlin introduces something he calls "Power Puttering."
September 26, 2017 at 2:45PM •
1 hour 22 minutes
TOPIC: Publix Hustle
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about grocery store promotions, transactional help, the racket of school photos, Occam's Razor for public schools, Time Machine troubleshooting, the scourge of The Crackle, and BMO the salesman.
The boys help a lot of people by responding to listener questions about the state of Siri, making friends after college, and the seeking of universal truth.
September 19, 2017 at 3:30PM •
1 hour 21 minutes
After some Followup and Front Matter, your hosts dive into iOS 11. (Spoilers: it's really good.)
September 12, 2017 at 4:45PM •
1 hour 36 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin convene to talk about today's big Apple event.
September 5, 2017 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 32 minutes
This week, Dan has useful updates on Windows backup options and answers questions about building a Hackintosh. Both of your hosts extoll the virtues of their new Apple TV remote case dinguses.
The big topic this week is Nintendo Switch, and Dan has a lot of great stuff to share about his family's first weekend with their new console. (Spoiler: everybody likes it!)
Your hosts respond to listener questions about iOS wishlist items and how to freshen up a moribund OmniFocus setup.
August 29, 2017 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 26 minutes
TOPIC: Don't provoke Dan.
This week, Dan and Merlin (once again) complain about what works and what just kiiiinda works with smart devices. Who's winning the voice control game, and who's struggling to play catchup? Ecosystems!
Next up, the boys talk about some surprisingly handy and useful cases for that befuddling Apple TV remote. Also, Dan needs your help to back up Cash's Windows box. Merlin has an important request, too.
Also provided are scientific updates on how much a scale weighs.
Finally, Merlin offers a whole goddamned book's worth of awesome productivity advice via a cheap notebook and five (5) daily bullet points.
August 22, 2017 at 2:45PM •
1 hour 26 minutes
TOPIC: It's like elevator buttons.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk a lot about komodo dragons. Also, homework sucks, seed codes rule, and @Movesapp drools.
How do we get so scared about things? How cool did flying used to be?
Your hosts respond to listener questions about the state of self-tracking, and the scourge of extraneous device notifications.
August 18, 2017 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 11 minutes
TOPIC: How do you know when you're legitimately overwhelmed?
This episode, your hosts catch up on Florida, schedule and sleep consistency, ladders vs. walls, travel mania, and the fraught landscape of personal device security.
Your hosts respond to listener feedback and questions regarding feeling overwhelmed and dealing with dumb clocks.
August 18, 2017 at 3:45PM •
1 hour 5 minutes
TOPIC: Keep your hand away from the giant's mouth!
This week, Dan and Merlin look back on summer and forward to the new school year. Also, some excellent ad hoc Business Analysis about the past and future of malls and other retail outposts.
Your hosts respond to listener feedback and questions regarding domain name speculation and options for tracking multiple currencies
August 1, 2017 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 32 minutes
TOPIC: Start treating yourself like a dummy today.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about iOS 11, the trade-offs of running betas, and waking up to how we're using devices differently. Merlin has thoughts on the usefulness of the will to live.
Dan has a new approach to dealing with PR pitches, and the boys undertake an exciting new social experiment.
Your hosts answer listener questions about the mechanics of calendar scheduling and best practices for building new habits.