March 18, 2011 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 25 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin are briefly amused by iPhone 5 rumors, then dive head first into a ruthless analysis of Apple's online services, past and present. The sad conclusion: Apple sucks at what Google is good at, and vice versa.
March 11, 2011 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 5 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin further opine on the iPad 2 and the Apple Strategy Tax, then discuss Apple's anachronistic views on digital media management as embodied in the iLife suite and the iPod product line.
March 4, 2011 at 12:00PM •
1 hour 16 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin vow never to talk about physics again, then discuss the new iPad and, finally, how Apple's expansion into so many new businesses has created a series of conflicts of interest that could, at best, doom it to Microsoft-like stagnation in the long run.
February 25, 2011 at 12:00PM •
1 hour 30 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk a bit more about connectors before moving on to the big Apple news: new MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt i/o and the first developer preview release of Mac OS X Lion.
February 18, 2011 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 43 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin reveal the many prosaic reasons for not owning an iPhone, then veer off on several non-tech tangents and never fully recover: RSI, travel phobia, a personal history of computer ownership, and more.
February 11, 2011 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 1 minute
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss Apple’s hardware blind spots: keyboards, dock connector, iPod/iPhone cases, laptop designs, and more.
February 4, 2011 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 4 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit Mac OS X Lion and TV devices, then discuss what it would take for iOS to achieve iPod-like world domination.
January 28, 2011 at 12:00PM •
1 hour 9 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin do some follow-up on the topic of backups, then talk about possible motivations behind the Mac OS X Lion features Apple has revealed so far, the future of desktop computing, and what might have caused iPhoto '11 to be worse than the previous version.
January 21, 2011 at 1:00PM •
1 hour 14 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin tie up some loose ends from the TV show before talking about backups, the onus on Apple to make them work, Apple's past and present attempts, the failings of external hard drives, personal backup regimes, and online backups.
January 14, 2011 at 12:00PM •
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the sad state of TV technology, why the TV situation is worse than music and even phones, why Apple has decided it can't solve this particular problem right now, why TiVo sucks (but is still better than all the other alternatives), and which box, of the ten connected to your TV, is the best one to use to watch Netflix.