Episode 143: Artisanal PR Pitches

Google I/O Keynote, wearables, Material Design, and conference admissions policies.

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  • Google I/O 2014 – Official page for the Google developer conference.
  • 17 Important Things – The Verge’s round-up of the announcements in Google’s keynote.
  • Android Wear – Google’s new standard for watches and other wearable computers.
  • Material Design – Google’s new visual and UX guidelines.
  • Multiplane – Manton’s 2013 comparison of iOS 7 to Disney’s multiplane camera.
  • Polymer – Google’s open source web application framework.
  • Boston Dynamics – Robotics company whose acquisition by Google probably inspired one protestor during the keynote.
  • XOXO 2014 – Portland, OR arts and technology conference.
  • Kickstarter Rules – Not a free-for-all, but perhaps less stringent than they used to be.

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June 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm.

Episode 142: Well And Truly Worn Down

Manton and Daniel discuss Amazon’s new Fire phone, the amount of consumer faith we place in Apple and Amazon, and the state of Sandboxing on the Mac after WWDC.

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  • Amazon Fire Phone – Amazon’s new phone.
  • CDNow – Super early online retailer that started as a Telnet service.
  • Fire Phone Developer Portal – Amazon’s online resources for Fire Phone developers.
  • Amazon Dynamic Pricing – Article that alludes to customer-specific pricing and quotes Amazon denying they do it.
  • Camel Camel Camel – Amazon price-tracking site.
  • Amazon for iOS – The iOS version of the app that features nifty real-world product scanning.
  • Coda – Panic’s venerable web site editor.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s video-management app for Mac.
  • FastScripts – Daniel’s script-management and execution utility for Mac.

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June 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm.

Episode 141: Thinking Faster And Looser

Daniel and Manton reflect on the news from WWDC a week later, and weigh the advantages of diving into the wealth of new stuff vs. the pragmatism of sticking to the known to ship meaningful updates sooner.

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June 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm.

Episode 140: WWDC 2014 Special

Manton and Daniel react to the WWDC 2014 Keynote.

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  • Swift Programming Language – Apple’s documentation for the language slated to become the default for Cocoa development.
  • iOS 8 – Apple’s preview page for iOS 8.
  • One Continuous Experience – John Gruber’s tweet about Apple vs. Microsoft approach to platform integration.
  • OpenDoc – Apple’s ancient, botched attempt to integrate Mac apps with modular, reusable code modules.
  • iCloud Drive – New feature from Apple that aims to address the more Dropbox-like general filesystem-based cloud storage.
  • File a Bug – Marco Arment’s complaint about Apple’s treatment of bug filers.
  • File a Bug – Daniel’s response to Marco’s post, encouraging people to file anyway.
  • When You Were Young – The Killers.

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June 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm.