Hypercritical Retired

Hypercritical

A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about.

Hosted by John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin.



#80: Memory Palace

August 10, 2012 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin continue to discuss John's review of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. On this episode: iCloud storage APIs and user interface, sandboxing, Gatekeeper, Retina/HiDPI, Scene Kit, Objective-C enhancements, and a bonus diversion into one of John's pet OS X topics: spatial interfaces.


#79: Grandpa Uncle Joe

August 3, 2012 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 44 minutes

John Siracusa is on vacation this week, so we instead present its ersatz replacement, 'Kindacritical', with Dan Benjamin, Marco Arment, and Merlin Mann.

Special guests Marco Arment & Merlin Mann.


#78: Sins of the Father

July 27, 2012 at 3:15PM • 2 hours 26 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss—what else?—John's review of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. There's so much to cover that this will have to be a multi-epsiode topic. On this episode: purchase and installation, interface and document model changes, and bundled applications.


#77: Nucleation Site

July 20, 2012 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk more about a potential smaller iPad, OUYA's challenges, what makes a successful Kickstarter project, how the Penny Arcade Kickstarter could have been more attractive to funders, and finally, the strange case of App.net.


#76: Selling a Dream

July 13, 2012 at 2:45PM • 2 hours 6 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the OUYA Android-based TV gaming console Kickstarter project, the unprecedented Penny Arcade Kickstarter project to remove ads from its web site for a year, and the Kickstarter phenomenon itself. Also, check the show notes to find a poll about doing an episode all about the PlayStation 3 game Journey.


#75: Just a Dinosaur

July 6, 2012 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss rumors of a new, smaller iPad, Marco Arment's experience with and reporting of this week's App Store data corruption problem, Apple's response, and the continuing, unhealthy separation of developers and their customers in the App Store.


#74: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

June 29, 2012 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 59 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss alternate motivations for the Microsoft Surface, Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, the history and value of reparability in computer hardware, and the possibility of electronics that "age well." Also, there's a robot that feels no shame.


#73: 22 Degrees

June 22, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the Microsoft Surface. It's a tablet! It's an ultrabook! It runs Office, Windows, and your existing x86 applications…unless it's the ARM version. And why is Microsoft making hardware, anyway? It's all very intriguing.


#72: Seven Levels of Air Quotes

June 15, 2012 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss—what else?—WWDC: the hardware and software announcements, John's chances of getting his review done on time, John's WWDC survival gear, and the one time a year where he meets the fans face to face.


#71: Bristling With Controls

June 8, 2012 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the latest crop of iPhone 5 and WWDC rumors, E3 2012, the current state of the traditional game console market, and the elephant in the gaming living room: Apple.