Episode 255: Some Weird Private API

Manton and Daniel answer listener Q&A about the advantages of being an indie or small team. They react to news that Apple has scaled back its car plans, and speculate about CarPlay getting renewed focus for the company’s automotive ambitions. Finally, they look forward to new MacBooks being announced later this month, and imagine whether they will justify buying one or not.

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  • Democracy is Messy – Story about President Obama’s excoriation of tech CEOs.
  • MarsEdit – Daniel’s blog editing app for the Mac.
  • Kicking Dirt – Ben Thompson joins John Gruber on The Talk Show.
  • Revenue Per Employee – Business Insider story ranking some of the highest revenue tech companies.
  • Buffer – Web app for automatically posting updates to social networks.
  • Titanic Scale Back – Bloomberg story reporting on Apple’s diminished automotive ambitions.
  • Tesla – Fancy electric car company.
  • Automatic – Fancy dingus-for-your-car company.
  • New Macs – Recode reports on allegedly imminent MacBook announcements.
  • Pong – Classic video game that Daniel anticipates seeing on the MacBook keyboard display.
October 21, 2016 at 4:38 pm.