Build and Analyze Retired

Build and Analyze

A weekly news and discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development.

Hosted by Marco Arment and Dan Benjamin.


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#48: Zero Inputs

October 24, 2011 at 12:00pm • 1 hour 6 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the MacBook Pro update, what an Apple television might be like, VoiceOver considerations and testing for your apps, power switches on computers, and encouraging words from Hacker News.


#47: Some Kind of Meat

October 17, 2011 at 12:00pm • 1 hour 10 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the stress of Instapaper 4.0's release, the Cingleton conference in Montreal, Google Dart, the iPhone 4S, and iOS 5's "Cleaning..." behavior.


#46: The Edge Is Not Purple

October 10, 2011 at 12:00pm • 1 hour 16 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Steve Jobs and Apple's future, the iPhone 4S and hardware tradeoffs, how awesome smartphone cameras have transformed how we use and buy cameras, the possibility of a Siri API, and the difficulty in finding good beta testers.


#45: Bevel in the Bezel

October 3, 2011 at 1:00pm • 1 hour 29 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss developing for the old and new Kindles, HTC's security vulnerability and Android's problems deploying updates, iOS 5's behavior with apps' Documents and Caches directories, the sound of judgment, and how vagaries in App Review rules ultimately hurt customers.


#44: Customers As Body Parts

September 26, 2011 at 1:00pm • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the TextMate 2 announcement, second-system syndrome and architecture astronauts, knowing the business you're really in, hot laptops, and the iOS 5 GM rumors.


#43: Mythical Metro

September 19, 2011 at 1:00pm • 1 hour 25 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the Netflix/Qwickster split and then devote the rest of the episode to Windows 8 and Metro: how the desktop, iOS, Android, and Metro interfaces scale to accommodate more features over time, the shortcomings of gesture-based touch interfaces, Metro's adoption challenges among customers and developers, and Microsoft's possible return to their effective strategies from the 1990s.


#42: Podcast@2x.png

September 12, 2011 at 12:30pm • 1 hour 31 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss management and backups of large MySQL databases, tradeoffs with Amazon S3 and EC2, Xcode's Distributed Builds, the latest iPhone rumors, sports teams, bumper stickers, theme music, and why Dave Matthews Band isn't a jam band.


#41: A Box Full of Dreams and Emptiness

September 6, 2011 at 3:00pm • 1 hour 12 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss TechCrunch (sorry), the Kindle Tablet's prospects for developers and ramifications of forking Android, Second Crack and Dropbox, clipboard history apps, Marco's new (almost-) single-computer setup, Time Machine options, and shipping a Mac Pro with emotional value.


#40: Not Quite a Siracusian Degree

August 30, 2011 at 5:15pm • 1 hour 24 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO, HP's additional manufacturing run of TouchPads, the theoretical Amazon tablet, returning to the single-computer world when so many others are leaving it, and why it made so much sense to buy the current MacBook Pro mid-cycle.


#39: TouchPad vs. TextMate vs. BBEdit

August 22, 2011 at 6:15pm • 1 hour 18 minutes

Ryan and Marco discuss HP's discontinuation of webOS and PC hardware, why a $99 TouchPad isn't more compelling, the potential in Windows Phone 7, installing antivirus on your future Windows 8 tablet, the difficulties in changing your text editor of choice, and the results of Marco's experiment switching from TextMate to BBEdit for a week.