Retail stores—an unavoidable evil. Moltz is the only of the three of us to have actually used Apple Pay (my cards don’t support it yet and Lex has a 5s). That doesn’t stop us from spending a lot of time talking about the new payment system. But we also take time out of our busy schedule to briefly discuss Siri’s ability to predict (or fail to) sporting event outcomes, and gas stations around the country. You have been warned.
Apple Pay is on everybody’s mind, which is why it’s one of the topics we discussed on this week’s Clockwise. We also talked about how we read (and what technology—or lack thereof—we use to do so), Apple’s fancy new SIM card, and the (hurray, now resolved!) issue over PCalc’s widget. Jason and I are joined by iMore’s Serenity Caldwell and Mashable’s Christina Warren.
Thursday’s apparently a busy podcast day around these parts. On the latest episode of Clockwise, Jason and I were joined by Paul Kafasis and Jessie Char to discuss iPad sales and upgrade cycles, the breakneck pace of OS X updates, Retina displays on desktop Macs, and what Apple can do to improve the retail experience. All in 30 minutes, or your podcast is free.
It’s the return of everybody’s—everybody’s—favorite irreverent tech podcast. This week, Lex, John, and I discuss our experience with Yosemite, including how to pimp up the design a bit, our disappointment over the latest iPad line-up, and—most importantly—which Apple Watch face and band we’ll choose. Sound like fun? Join us!
Can’t let those liveblogging skills get too rusty. I was thrilled to be able to team up with my compatriot Jason Snell to help liveblog today’s Apple event. It seemed like our readers really enjoyed it, and that’s great. Plus, if I had to pick one event to break my streak, I’m glad it was this one—it would have been a long flight out and back for a fairly underwhelming set of announcements.
In a rare bit of geographic proximity, Jason Snell and I were both in Montreal this past weekend, and we used the opportunity to watch the latest episode of Doctor Who. It has a train in space! A nefarious computer! And a mummy! We recorded this episode in my hotel room after watching. It’s only a shame you can’t listen to it in the same room as us too!
Speaking of podcasts recorded in Montreal, Jason and I also recorded the latest episode of Clockwise along with special guests Rene Ritchie (our roving correspondent) and Georgia Dow, making her second back-to-back appearance! We talk Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and why Apple Pay will put Georgia in the poorhouse. Also, what does Canada have that the US can’t match?
On the latest episode of everybody’s newest favorite tech podcast, Lex, John and I discuss my iOS 8 gripes. (Which mostly involves them calling me crazy.) Then our broadcast is interrupted by breaking news that Apple’s holding an event next Thursday—that’s right, Thursday. We talk about what to expect from the event, and whether or not we’d ever buy an Apple television set.
Also, because I was busy this past weekend, I forgot to note that I made a triumphant return to The Incomparable, where I joined host Jason Snell, my archnemesis Scott McNulty, and would-be usurper David J. Loehr to discuss James S.A. Corey’s wonderful sci-fi series, The Expanse. I’ve just caught up with all four novels, and they’re among my favorite recent sci-fi novels. With a focus on intergalactic intrigue, political wrangling, and, of course, space travel, these are basically right up my alley. And, hey, if you can’t bring yourself to read four very long sci-fi epics, the TV version is coming to SyFy probably next year.
On this week’s episode of Clockwise, we talk about iPad expectations, what part Google has to play in celebrity photo thefts, whether there’s a -gate for all occasions, and why iOS 8 adoption has slowed. Also: pie. Jason and I are joined by my Rebound co-host John Moltz and iMore’s Georgia Dow.