Tim is off slaving away at work, so David is joined this week by the fabulous Owen Rubin. Toyota’s design direction, a hatchet job on the Internet of Things and the perils of software subscription are all dissected, debated and decided!
David finally gets his iPhone 8Plus, and while he loves the phone, he is very unhappy with the Apple Business Team. Meanwhile, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy Rocket, and WikiTrolling goes all in with the revolutionary Amazon Kindle.
Wikipedia on Kindle
Is the HomePod doomed to failure? Is cardboard really worth $70? Should cell phones be banned at concerts and comedy shows? We ask these questions, then discuss 3D movie technology in our WikiTrolling segment.
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Tim and David discuss 11 lawsuits that changed the video game industry, iTunes accidentally released Thor: Ragnarok a month ahead of time, and the Nintendo Game and Watch for WikiTrolling
Tim and David discussed the Verge’s review of the Dell XPS 13, the stupidity of the Tide Pod…. thing going on today, and a very contentious conversation on Elle Darby and Paul Stenson’s social media feud, and what the real conversation is about. We leave it up to you to decide who is right and wrong. WikiTrolling looks at Instant Coffee!
Tim and David implore listeners to relax, no one is taking control of your computer or iPhone! Also, the Motorola Sphere 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker with Over-Ear Headphones, Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Smartphone Powered Augmented Reality Experience, the Boeing 747, and more.
For the last episode of 2017, David and Tim discuss Apple’s fix for the Battery problem with iPhone, Keener Toys as our WikiPedia segment, and our top movies that we saw of the year. Plus, both the guys have cable issues during the show!
Tim and David record on Christmas Eve to discuss desktop speaker, Apple slowing down iPhones, and a massive spoiler review of Star Wars – The Last Jedi
Tim and David discuss the DeepMind AI, Bang and Olufsen, Light Keeper Pro, Justice League, Disney, Fox, Marvel, and our WikiTrolling looks at Netscape
David runs a short solo show this week, and laments Apple’s software woes. Then the shortcomings of the Internet of Things are exposed in a series of unfortunate events…
Tim, David, and Owen discuss the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and current consoles, Punisher, Super Mario, Loot Crates, your phone listening to you, iPhone problems feedback, and so much more. WikiTrolling features Excite!
Devs promise to change Battlefront II until players are happy
Is your phone listening in? Your stories
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Tim and David discuss a pair of Shure headphones, Tim’s massive iOS 11 problems with his iPhone, and a long discussion on Cassette Tapes. And yes, the episode picture is a sixteen year old Tim from 1986
Rather than a new TechFan this week, Tim puts together a “best of” but not a best of TechFan. What? Well, Tim hosted the MyMac Podcast for many years, so he put together a Best Of that included some fun interviews with The MacCast’s Adam Christianson, tech writer Chris Breen, and a fun interview with Kelly Keagy of the 80’s power rock bank Night Ranger. But we kick off this show from the press room at Macworld expo 2007 discussing the newly announced iPhone!
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David returns and topics include another balloon tied to a chair flight, Pixel 2 XL problems, Drones in warehouses, AIM shutting down, Amazon’s great new idea, Sony giant bluetooth speaker, Mario Odyssey, Acer desktop, Stranger Things and transparent wood!
Sony GTKXB90 High Power Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Two-week-old Pixel 2 XL displays are already showing burn-in
The flying drones that can scan packages night and day
Amazon service will let couriers open front doors
Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in is real
The Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone in the world if its screen wasn’t so weird
Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson to discuss purging technology, Apple refusing to replace an iPhone battery, the Brydge keyboard for iPad, Griffin iMate, the iAtarMac, TRS-80, X-10 routers, the Surface Pro, and Tim’s set-up for recording podcasts.
Owen joins Tim this week to discuss the California Wildfires, Ice Storms, Acer desktop, mini Arcade games, a car sales story from Owen, Macstock expo, inventors killed by their own inventions, and the Lawn Chair Pilot, Larry Walters. Plus Owen’s opinion on Star Trek Discovery and The Orville. Sorry for the bad audio, something happened that was not heard until after recording the episode.
Find out how much fun David is having with High Sierra! Plus, the ThinkPad turns 25, Tim gets an Acer desktop for review, looking at Star Trek Discovery and The Orville, plus a little Inhumans, and so much more.
Has Elon Musk lost his mind? Apple’s iOS store takes center stage in our WikiTrolling segment, and listener BJ supplies our ad read for sponsor OWC – MacSales. Finally, Wire kinda sucks now, and we kick off the show with more Sticker news from Donny!