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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#38: Decaf Compatibility Stick

August 16, 2011 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Ryan Irelan takes over while Dan's on paternity leave, and he and Marco discuss what Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility means for other Android device manufacturers, how this changes the future of Android, whether "Android under the hood" devices should count as Android market share, international taxation on App Store earnings, USB hubs for iPads, and decaf coffee.


#37: Happy in Three Places

August 11, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Google's patent issues and their use of "open", the HP TouchPad's price drop, why good platforms can still fail, Coffee Joulies, travel mugs, and Second Crack.


#36: Jobs (Not The Steve Kind)

August 4, 2011 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Dan and Marco revisit patents and then discuss various types of jobs in the tech industry: how certain languages qualify you more for certain jobs, the myth of job security, the partial myth of being your own boss, big companies versus small, full-time work versus contracting, selling standalone products versus hourly work, what you truly cost your employer, and the risks and hidden costs of going out on your own.


#35: Fair and Balanced

July 29, 2011 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss version numbers as marketing, Twitter's sponsored tweets, the incredibly exciting world of home networking speeds, the baggage of browser chrome in web apps, needing to be more "fair" toward Google, and meaningless corporate entities set up specifically to receive public anger and bad press at no cost to their real backers.


#34: My Best Dan Benjamin Impression

July 21, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Lion's release, the possibly painful transition period of apps supporting Lion's new features, Lion's sandboxing and security, Marco's AeroPress procedure, and yesterday's updates to the MacBook, Cinema Display, and Mac Mini.


#33: Discount Viagra Mattresses

July 13, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss user expectations with Lion, TextMate's apparent abandonment, knowing when to use Google+ and hitting the notification wall, app pricing, the mechanics of advertising and why iAd seems to be failing, Dan's hot closet, Mac Pro and MacBook Air rumors, and followup on the tradeoffs in the Apple laptop lineup.


#32: Building a Wall

July 5, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Amazon's Appstore problems, Google+'s member limits and compiled HTML, when and why you should stray from UIKit, and a special bonus episode extension on the practicalities of the MacBook Airs and other Macs.


#31: Google Percent 2B

June 30, 2011 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Final Cut Pro X, the pro-software market and transition periods, the Mac Pro's future, the HP TouchPad, tablet responsiveness and fun, the 80-20 fallacy applied to app markets, and Google+.


#30: FBI RAID Is Not A Backup

June 22, 2011 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss the FBI's raid at DigitalOne, database backups, lossless audio compression, and the content ecosystems that tablets and e-readers depend on.


#29: The Way Siracusa Buys A Toaster

June 16, 2011 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Dan and Marco revisit app-compatibility decisions and Twitter's API PR, then discuss rising bars sinking all boats (or something like that), iCloud's usefulness to web services, keeping your competitors close, and the incentives of low app pricing.