Episode 174: A Split In The Road

Daniel and Manton revisit Apple Watch pricing, delve into whether Apple should even be entering the luxury product market, and chat about whether electric cars are the next mainstream product Apple will “disrupt.”

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  • Apple Watch – Apple’s highly anticipated wearable computer.
  • Gold Is Over $1K/oz – Matt Drance’s tweet about the market value of gold.
  • Watch/Band Compatibility Chart – Louis Mantia compiles the straps and models that come with them by default.
  • Apple’s Electric Car Team – 9to5mac’s story enumerating the many car-industry hires Apple has made.
  • ATP 105 – John, Casey, and Marco discuss the Apple Car rumors, like us, before the most recent news had broken.
  • $250K Bonuses – Elon Musk claims in a Bloomberg story that Apple is paying dearly to poach his employees.
  • Crazy Apple Car Rumors – Daniel blogs about the Apple car becoming a grudgingly accepted possibility.
  • Bag Bugs – In case you wondered how crazy the “luxury” market is.

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February 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

Episode 173: The Non-Edition Edition

Manton and Daniel get wrapped up in Apple car rumors, speculate poorly about the price of Apple’s gold “Edition” watch, and come to essentially agree they will each be buying the sport (cheap) version on day one.

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  • Nissan Leaf – An electric car that Manton likes.
  • Taking CarPlay for a Spin – Jason Snell reviews CarPlay.
  • Fantastic Apple Car – Jean-Louis Gassée does his best to discredit Apple car rumors.
  • Tesla – Elon Musk’s innovative electric car company.
  • Small Giants – Book about companies that focus on remaining small and great.
  • OmniFocus – Task-management software from Omni.
  • Apple Watch Model Split – John Gruber speculates about the likely split in sales numbers across model.
  • U-Boat Watch – Here’s a crazy $11K watch you could buy today.
  • Jawbone up – Fitness tracker that may yield space to Apple watch on many wrists.

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February 20, 2015 at 11:14 am.

Episode 172: Cheerleading For Swift

Daniel and Manton enjoy more App Store approval comedy, consider the speed of approval after initial rejection, the suitability of Swift to new programmers, and Manton’s forthcoming blog publishing platform.

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  • Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs – Remarks by Tim Cook Goldman Sachs’s Technology and Internet conference.
  • This is Tim – Serenity Caldwell’s transcription of Tim Cook’s remarks.
  • NSHipster – Popular educational Cocoa blog started by Mattt Thompson and carried on by Nate Cook and others.
  • Blogo – Blog editing app for OS X from nice folks in Brazil.
  • Desk – Blog editing app for OS X from a nice guy in Atlanta.
  • Typed – Crowdfunded blog publishing platform from friends at Realmac.
  • What’s Manton Building? – A blog publishing platform of his own, apparently!
  • WordPress.com – Commercial hosting company for the popular WordPress platform.
  • Medium – A blogging site for people who hate owning domain names.
  • Squarespace – A blogging site for people who hate 3rd party apps.
  • Jack Dorsey – Co-founder of Twitter and sometimes extreme serial tweeter.

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February 15, 2015 at 5:30 am.

Episode 171: Not Quite The Right Protest

Daniel and Manton touch again on the subject of killing off apps, assess the effectiveness of protest movements against the App Store, catch up on the state of the art for appealing App Store rejections, and acknowledge the coming end of NSConference.

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February 5, 2015 at 8:08 am.