All Episodes

After Dark #490: After Isometric 33: Give It a Star and Call It A Day

December 15, 2014 at 4:00AM • 4 minutes

We go behind the music on Georgia's Twitter time.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Mac Power Users #230: The Power of PDFs

December 14, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

David and Katie discuss the power of PDFs with Ernie Svenson (aka "Ernie the attorney).

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

Tech Douchebags #38: The Universal Collaborator

December 14, 2014 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Kyle Roderick of Transmission and 5by5's Internet Outrage Machine works through step four by sharing his process when collaborating with other people on projects, how he usually defaults to a system or platform with the least friction, and that he overanalyzes communication as if his mind is a constant decision tree or flowchart.

In addition, we discuss e-mail as the lowest common denominator, composing technical instructions, the tyranny of read receipts, dealing with people who don't understand cloud storage, and Kyle explains how he handles working with his brother as a creative partner.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

iOhYes #50: Episode 50 - Frog Casting

December 13, 2014 at 6:00AM • 52 minutes

Tweet Shoutouts

The Discussion

  • WatchKit / Pebble
    • WatchKit design decisions: code runs in the phone, not on the watch. API is synchronous, but with no getters.
    • The big success of WatchKit is making the API transport-agnostic: no mention of Bluetooth.
      • It may even use Ad-Hoc Wifi to send larger amounts of data.
    • General confusion around the limitations of WatchKit:
      • It’s NOT the API to make watch apps, but a way to extend iOS apps by “projecting” data to the watch.
      • Native apps coming later.
    • A win of making watch apps extensions is that, at least for now, the user doesn’t need to manage which apps you install on the watch, eliminating one of the frictions of the Pebble.
      • Another consequence is it eliminates the need to log into apps separately for the watch, like you have to do with Pebble apps.
      • Apple needs to get App Store discovery right.
    • beta 2 released today (Dec. 10); API changes in 8.2b2
      • [WKInterfaceController +openParentApplication:reply:]
      • [UIApplicationDelegate -application:handleWatchKitExtensionRequest:reply:]
        • From the docs: “A dictionary containing data to return to the WatchKit app. The contents of the dictionary must be serializable to a property list file. The contents of this dictionary are at your discretion and you may specify nil.” (emphasis our own)
      • Default row appearance in WKInterfaceTable, which can be overridden by specifying bg color, margin, corner radius and height in IB
      • Blog post by _DavidSmith
    • Lister example app updated today w/ Watch extension (app and glance)

Open-Source Project of the Week



  • Bobler, a micro-podcasts app (Instagram for audio?) follow Jason (@jak_)


  • Build Phase, a weekly technical podcast discussing iOS development and design. Hosted by Thoughtbot developers Mark Adams and Gordon Fontenot. Lots of discussions related to TDD, architectural design and an exploration of functional programming with Swift.

Javier Soto 

  • MMWormhole, a clever cross-process message passing implementation

John Sextro 

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  • Burrito Soto
  • Thanks Chad
  • “Is that French?”
  • Feed your feed
  • Feed you podcast fever
  • “Underscore? That’s a cool name”

Hosted by Darryl Thomas, John Sextro, and Nolan O'Brien.

In Beta #126: Best/Worst Things of 2014

December 12, 2014 at 7:00PM • 55 minutes

Kevin & Christie run through the best and worst things on the web and in the development world for 2014. You might guess some of them—but not all of them.

Hosted by Christie Koehler & Kevin Purdy.

Quit #63: Ninety/Ten

December 12, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

Dan returns to the all call-in format, with great listener calls about changing your life and career.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #179: Trek Glowacki - Learning Ember

December 12, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

Trek Glowacki joins Sean Devine to talk about learning Ember, creating effective guides and documentation, and purchasing Skymall gift certificates on Groupon.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle & Sean Devine.

Home Work #140: Running the Numbers

December 12, 2014 at 7:00AM • 35 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about tracking financial numbers, billing, invoices, and a small amount of classic TV. And the long-discussed, never-seen monthly spreadsheet that Aaron uses finally sees the light of day (check the show notes).

Hosted by Aaron Mahnke & Dave Caolo.

Puromac #323: ¡No más JarJar Binks!

December 11, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

En este episodio, Fede y Flavio hablan del nuevo trailer de Star Wars, como cambian los precios de ciertos productos en las diferentes tiendas de Amazon, nuevos centros de investigación de Apple, Samsung se queja de su multa, nuevos canales de Apple TV y el estando del Apple TV, problemas de Transmit para iOS, nueva funcionalidad de Dashlane y Lastpass (aplicaciones guarda-contraseñas), distribución de iOS 8 versus Android 5, vienen los Apple Watch y problemas de rendimiento, como cambia el consumo en la época de medios digitales, Apple Pay y como sigue creciendo, En Tu Mac y saludos finales.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

Supercharged #33: Kids Just Want an Arbitrary Point System

December 11, 2014 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about parenting hacks, password managers, and Apple’s continued two-factor authentication woes. We’re also answering your questions about bribing your kids, limiting their technology time, and managing your own time when working at home.

Today's guest: Melanie Pinola of Lifehacker.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.