Dan Lizette from The Podcast Digest and Owen Rubin join Tim Robertson to discuss 5G networks, copyrighting the law, gravitational waves, and our main topic, the perception that Apple software is on the decline in quality.
David has car problems while Tim races a snow storm. Did you know the LEAF does not have a spare tire? Tim revisits the Fire HD 8 vs the Hire HD 7, and both of the guys are fed up with Apple’s online services. Finally, more on the Apple Watch and DC’s TV and movies.
David Cohen is joined this week by friend of the show Owen Rubin, who has a serious tech-related injury to share. After discussing the joys of returning to direct IT Support, they geek out in a discussion about electric car vehicles pros and cons.
Tim and David welcome in 2016 with a retrospective look back at 2015! What were the big topics on TechFan over the last year? Also, automated New Year Twitter failures, Star Wars Battlefront, coffee, and David has some cool news for July!
Tim and David discuss dialects, warm winter weather, flooding, bio-medical tech, a little bit of Star Wars (no spoilers!), Wells TA5005 GoTech Bluetooth Mobile OBDII Diagnostic Tool, Circut design cutting tool, video game, and the design of Apple products.
Tim and David discuss Star Wars – The Force Awakens on the second half of this episode, and it is NOT recommended for those who have yet to see the movie. Spoilers galore! You have been warned! To start, Tim discusses his Comcast modem problem and the fast resolution, bad Hover-boards and Amazon’s response, Kickstarter projects, and crapware MacKeeper.
Tim brings up the rumor of Apple abandoning the headphone jack on the next iPhone and goes off on the idea. Metal roofs are also discussed, as well as Konami getting egg on their face, the Wolsen portable gaming console, a broken Xbox 360, the disappointing sales of the new Halo and Star Wars Battlefront games, and much more.
Tim is back from six weeks of travel to rejoin David, and there is much to discuss! topics include a follow-up to David’ ebay Mac purchase, iPad Pro, WiFi, LiFi, a first-look at the Philips Fidelio Bluetooth Headphone M2BTBK, the Nest Cam, Black Friday, and much more.
This week David is joined by special guest Donny Yankellow – teacher, artist and fellow tech enthusiast! The discussion ranges through the discoverability and take-up of Apple’s newest features, the attitudes to tech of the youth of today, what’s wrong with the use of PowerPoint and some weird iOS device happenings.
Nintendo has some mean, nasty lawyers. Tim updates on the last mini-Arcade build, discusses the use of mini PCs, and catches up with the Amazon Fire TV. David arrives late, having done something bone-headed, but comical at the same time! Finally, TiVO takes on Apple!
Amazon sends Tim the new Fire TV for review, but he only just got it so too early for that yet. Amazon also refuses to sell either the Apple TV or the Chrome Stick for not supporting Amazon Prime Video, and David thinks it is anti-competitive, while Tim is just confused by it. Will there be a PS Vita successor? What happened with iFixIt? And Tim gets a free breakfast!
Tim and David go on a one-topic rant about digital downloads. David has a chat with Apple about getting a refund for BioShock, and they act out the transcript. If you have ever wanted to hear Tim do a falsetto, and who hasn’t?, this is the episode for you. Plus, Tim finds an inexpensive arcade, David is getting an iPhone 6s, and more.
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Tim and David start off with a regular show, but things go off the rails when they both have technical problems. Still and all, topics include the latest product announcements from Apple, Android vs iOS, and EA removing a bunch of games from the App Store.