Episode 184: Some Weeks Are Crazy

Manton and Daniel chat about Apple’s 1.0.1 Watch software update, the potential benefits of Siri with contextual knowledge of your activity, and Apple’s respectful collection of personal data.

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  • Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 – Apple’s release notes for the 1.0.1 update.
  • Overcast – Marco Arment’s iOS podcast app, featuring watch support.
  • OmniFocus – The Omni Group’s task-management app, also featuring watch support.
  • Too Soon – Marco Arment warns that performance of 3rd party watch apps seemed to get worse gradually after rebooting.
  • Calendar Day View – Fraser Speirs reacts to the UI improvements to Calendar in Watch OS 1.0.1.
  • Amazon Echo – The Siri-like household appliance that Manton bought and has enjoyed.
  • CocoaConf Austin – The conference at which Manton is speaking imminently.

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May 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm.

Episode 183: A Bunch Of Miniature Rants

Manton and Daniel talk about the various conferences happening alongside WWDC, anticipate Manton’s talk at CocoaConf Austin, and discuss Daniel’s revival of FlexTime for the purpose of Watch experimentation.

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  • AltConf – Alternative, free conference in San Francisco during WWDC.
  • Layers Conference – Alternative, design-oriented conference also during WWDC.
  • Open Air – Airbnb sponsored conference, the week before WWDC.
  • Hivelogic Margaritas – Picture by John Gruber of Manton and Daniel at WWDC 2008.
  • CocoaConf Austin – Mac and iOS developer conference at which Manton will be speaking.
  • Release Notes – Indianapolis conference about business of software, coming this fall.
  • FlexTime – Daniel’s rarely updated Mac activity timer, revived for Apple Watch?

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May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Episode 182: It’s Such A Good 1.0

Daniel and Manton react to Microsoft’s Build Conference news pertaining to the Mac and iOS, and compare notes on how the Apple Watch is panning out in day to day use.

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  • Visual Studio Code – Microsoft’s standalone text editor for Mac, Linux and wouldn’t you know it, Windows.
  • GitHub Atom – The open source editor framework that VS Code is based upon.
  • BBEdit – The long-trusted Mac text editor.
  • Casey Liss – Some guy who likes Visual Studio Code.
  • Project Islandwood – Microsoft’s initiative to support adaption of apps for other platforms to run on Windows 10.
  • Water Resistant-Ish – Paul Kafasis summarizes the facts surrounding water resistance of Apple Watches.
  • Microsoft Band – Microsoft’s entry in the fitness band market.

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May 8, 2015 at 11:50 am.