August 16, 2011 at 6:45pm • 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.
August 11, 2011 at 5:00pm • 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.
August 4, 2011 at 9:00pm • 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.
July 29, 2011 at 6:45pm • 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.
July 21, 2011 at 6:00pm • 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.
July 13, 2011 at 5:30pm • 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.
July 5, 2011 at 5:30pm • 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.
June 30, 2011 at 8:00pm • 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+.
June 22, 2011 at 8:00pm • 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.
June 16, 2011 at 8:00pm • 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.