Episode 460: How The Game Ends

Manton and Daniel talk about the upcoming Apple Event and how excited they are, or are not, about it. Especially since it’s not likely to be “live.” They also talk about the strange mechanics of Apple’s DTK refund credit, and how many people might not even notice they have a refund pending. Finally, they gripe about the continuing lack of multi-user support on many Apple devices.

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Links:

  • Spring Loaded – Apple’s Greg Joswiak teases the special event on Twitter.

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April 16, 2021 at 11:39 pm.

Episode 459: A Tyranny of Sorts

Daniel and Manton talk about obsessing over vaccine appointment registration, and the state of vaccination efforts in the US and the rest of the world. They react to Tim Cook’s interview with Kara Swisher and what it says about Apple’s essential “goodness.” Finally, they talk about the unfathomably high percentage of US teens who allegedly own iPhones.

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Links:

  • MA Covid Vaccines – Site-scraping aggregator site for vaccine availability in Massachusetts.
  • Very Different Choices – Kara Swisher’s interview with Tim Cook for the New York Times.
  • 88% of US Teens – Horace Dediu’s tweet about the market domination of iPhone among younger Americans.

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April 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

Episode 458: Who Invited You?

Manton and Daniel discuss Apple’s announcement of WWDC 2021, think about the possibility of a future hybrid model combining the best of in-person and virtual conferences, and question whether Apple has lost its “youthful vitality”, and whether that spirit can be reinvigorated.

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Links:

  • WWDC 2021 – Apple’s official news release.
  • Úll – A less-conventional Apple conference that was based in Ireland.
  • Success Hides Problems – Article about Ed Catmull’s famous talk on the subject.
  • Think Different – Wikipedia article about Apple’s classic advertising campaign.

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April 2, 2021 at 7:26 pm.