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DLC #107: Games of 2016 - BOLD and CRAZY Predictions!

January 4, 2016 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian celebrate the show's second anniversary and kick off the beginning of the third year of DLC by looking back and looking forward. As is the DLC tradition, Jeff and Christian hold their own feet to the fire by revisiting their 2015 predictions to see what was right and was was wrong. Then it is time to get excited about all the great games coming in 2016! The guys pick their favorites, including No Man's Sky, Uncharted 4, and Mass Effect Andromeda. They finish by making more Bold and Crazy predictions for the new year, as well as sharing YOUR predicitons. What does 2016 have in store for gamers?

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Changelog #189: JSON API with Yehuda Katz

January 1, 2016 at 1:30AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

This week we’re joined by Yehuda Katz to talk about JSON.API -- where the spec came from, who's involved, compliance, API design, the future, and more. We finally got Yehuda on the show alone, so we were able to talk with him about his origins, how he got started as a programmer, and his thoughts on struggle vs aptitude.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


Quit #82: Travel Pt. 1

December 31, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

Dan and Haddie talk about how to optimize travel in order to reduce stress.

Some tips from the show:

  • Be loyal to a single airline. Loyalty pays off. Not so true for infrequent travelers.
  • When booking, consider how luggage will fit, what kind of seat SeatGuru.com
  • The earlier you book the better. Travel card: American Express Business Card, Barclay Card Arrival+.
  • Never check a bag.
  • Nothing under 1+ layover. Domino effect
  • Get TSAPre
  • Go to your gate first then wander around
  • Get the App for your airline
  • Get to the airport 90 min before the flight departs.
  • Packing cubes
  • TravelPro Bags
  • Bring your own ziplock bags (small, med, large)
  • Nring wipes
  • Ask for free things, take advantage of things like birthdays and maybe recently married!
  • Wear your extra items like hats and coats that might make your luggage not fit in the overhead
  • Keep your toilitries bag packed, always
  • Always take the toiletries home from the hotel
  • Invest in shoe bags
  • Dryer sheets in your suitcase
  • Bring or wear socks
  • Scan your drivers license, passport etc in case of emergency
  • Go to the restroom if you have the time even if you don’t have to
  • If you do check you bag, never check ANYTHING valuable
  • Dirty shoes in the hotel shower cap
  • Never put your suitcase on the bed

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Supercharged #88: Darth Jar Jar (and Other Conspiracy Theories)

December 31, 2015 at 4:00PM • 2 hours

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about and conspiracy theories, from the Bilderberg Group to Darth Jar Jar Binks! Questions or comments? Go to awkwardhuman.com/ask!

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


The Morning Dump #170: Hamdog Millionaire

December 31, 2015 at 3:45PM

I rant about New Year's Eve celebrations, the recent update to Twitter for Mac, Facebook's friendship bug, and a dog with ham on its face.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


Puromac #377: Lo esencial, 2nda parte

December 30, 2015 at 8:00PM • 2 hours 9 minutes

Fede y Flavio continúan su charla de sus preferidas y recomendadas aplicaciones para OS X e iOS.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


iOhYes #97: iTunes Store Store

December 30, 2015 at 9:30AM • 1 hour 5 minutes

(Special Note: Tweet Shoutouts section will now appear at the bottom of the show notes. We hope this improves your show notes browsing experience.)

Discussion - iOS App Developers’ Apple New Year’s Wish List

All I want for 2016 is…

  • The ability to develop apps on the iPad Pro
    • Maybe just offer a Swift REPL or Swift Playground
  • Better Tools
    • MSDN offers symbols to subscribers for debugging into Windows OS with Visual Studio, Apple should do the same for iOS and Mac OS X debugging. Let us step through the OS code in Xcode so identifying internal bugs can happen faster.
    • Microsoft Symbol Server Info.aspx#using_the_microsoft_symbol_server)
  • More communication and outreach with the app developer community
    • Step 1, Open up the Radar system
    • Newsletter / Community Group / Etc.
    • App camps for girls
    • Groups support and sponsorships
  • Improve on the App Stores
    • Nolan rants about technical underpinning of App Stores and why it will take a top down approach to fix it
    • Monetary split
      • Indie devs are struggling. How about giving the devs a larger percentage of the cut, 10/90 (currently 30/70)
      • How about a sliding scale
        • 1 to 10000 (10/90)
        • 10001 to 100000 (20/80)
        • 100001+ (30/70)
    • Permit subscriptions and trials
    • Trials a far more effective than “Demos” or Free versions. Permit the customer to become attached to a product that when the trial ends they realize they want to pay for it.
    • Permit upgrade pricing
      • Devs can’t just support the same version forever, permit them to discount the cost of upgrading from a previous version so they maintain brand loyalty
      • Example: Version 1 was $10, Version 2 comes out and is $10. Having Version 2 be an upgrade from Version 1 for $5 would really be a value to loyal customers.
    • Permit devs to address their customers’ concerns/reviews
      • Example 1:
        • Customer: Hey! The app doesn’t install when I download it, what a junk app!
        • Dev: I’m sorry that you aren’t able to install! All installs are managed by Apple and a failure to install usually means there is an issue with the new version of the app propagating through Apple’s CDNs and it will take some time for the CDNs to hydrate properly for the install to work. Here’s an Apple support email address for you to share your concern!
      • Example 2:
        • Customer: Hey! I can’t log in anymore! I hate this app!
        • Dev: I’m sorry to hear that, can you provide me your login name or email and I’ll be happy to look into this for you.
      • Good suggestion. The Google Play Store lets you do this.

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Hosted by Darryl Thomas & John Sextro.


On the Grid #147: Feedback Wanted

December 29, 2015 at 9:30PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Recorded December 23rd, 2015. In our last episode of the year we responded to listener comments about how to improve the show.

Hosted by Andy Mangold, Dan Auer, and Matt McInerney.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #94: Look Who's Back! (It's Hitler)

December 29, 2015 at 6:30PM • 55 minutes

This awkward week is all about your favorite führer! Also, a special performance by Lionel Gaiman. Send your questions: awkwardhuman.com/ask

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.


The Morning Dump #169: Poop Bakery

December 29, 2015 at 4:30PM

I rant about Amazon's Prime membership numbers over the holidays, the Wish app marketplace, and the cow dung patty boom in India's urban areas.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.