Tim finally gets a SNES Classic, David hacks the PS Vita, currency miners trash, and the IBM PCjr.
Tons of feedback this week, plus Tim visits and Apple Store, David bogs down in corporate tech, and government fines for social media sites? Pioneer Corporation is out Wikipedia segment this week!
Facebook should have to pay a fine if it can’t get rid of bots, Democratic senator says
Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion
Apple devices at repair facility have called 911 over 1,500 times
Are cell phones boring now? Tim and David argue on opposite sides of this subject, as well as Android Wear, YouTube, HomePods, and the Intellivision.
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Android Wear is getting killed, and it’s all Qualcomm’s fault
HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring
Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?
Intellivision on Wikipedia
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 the DeepMind AI, Bang and Olufsen, Light Keeper Pro, Justice League, Disney, Fox, Marvel, and our WikiTrolling looks at Netscape
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
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.
Apple drops new products, and Tim and David savage them. Well, not all of them. Also, Nintendo takes down David during the show for daring to say anything disparaging about them. The juicer press is done, Rotten Tomatoes gets a rotten score from Hollywood, and our WikiTrolling looks at the Leading Edge Model D.
Search on Mac and windows is broken, Google Street View, Drone DJ Mavic, subscription software, is freemium killing the iOS store, USB-C – how to take a great idea and botch it, Power Ranger gets a Thumbs Up from David, and Tim says Logan one of the top three all-time great Super Hero movies.
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Tim and David discuss playlists and mixtapes, and the discovery of new music then and now. Tim has an update on the iMac from OWC! John Nemo does not use his powers to tell us about a program before we need it, Senuti, and David fill us in on a cool iPad mix app called djay iPad. Finally, 2016 has been a bummer, and the guys talk about Macstock 2017 and being optimistic.
Collecting older Aluminum Macs and a new Retro Challenge begins! Also, Tim looks at a knock-off Nike band for his Apple Watch, a portable Sega Genesis system, and we go back two decades to find out what was on the mind of the average Mac user.
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email page My Mac #20, Dec. 1996
Special guest Peter Cohen joins Tim this week to discuss the topic “The tech that is in most need of a revolution”. Also discussed: video games, Rare Replay, BackBlaze, and much more. Check it out!
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Tim interviews Glenn Reid, the CEO of Marathon Laundry Machines. Glen has a fascinating history at Apple and Adobe, and he is looking to disrupt the laundry industry.
Time to get fed up with Apple and the insulting Mac upgrade cycle? Tim and David discuss. Also, Nintendo is releasing a mini NES, Amazon has a big problem brewing, the PocketCHIP, and magazines. Tim also finds a killer deal at Macsales.com
Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson again this week to discuss self-driving cars, Microsoft trying to trick people into upgrading to Windows 10, living in a simulated reality, Al Alcorn, and the best ways to speed up your Mac. This episode is sponsored by Macsales.com
David and Tim discuss the news out of Google this week, including Daydream, Chrome, Due and Allo, and what it all means. Tim also decided to tweet one of his arcade machines and gives and update on that. Finally, David looks at picking up a used MacBook Air from our sponsor, OWC!
It turns out, Tim is at fault for Star Wars not working on his computer, not Apple. Also, Sony released the PS4 Remote Play app for Mac, Tim follows David’s lead and starts using uBlock, bogus surveys, and Superman V Batman is reviewed
Tim is angry again. What else is new, right? David has a new computer! Topics include not being able to play the new Star Wars movie on a Macbook Pro, the 16GB iPhone argument continues, the FBI dropping the Apple court case, Apple blocking the music iPhone app with ads, and much more. Also, Tim and David completely forget to talk about Dawn of Justice after mentioning it at the top of the show.
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Hack Skype 2.8 (last PPC version) to keep it working
Adobe Jumps the Shark
Google’s Gmail April Fool prank backfires in spectacular style
Tim and David discuss the Apple event this week, and one of them is really unhappy with Apple still marketing a 16GB iPhone. Also discussed is the iPad Pro, the passing of Andy Grove, and… PeeWee Herman?
With David still on vacation, Tim welcomes special co-host Mark Chappell to the show. Tim and Mark discuss the rise of the iPhone, how Mark got into the Apple universe, gaming on the Mac, taking photos, football, hockey, and of course Apple vs. the FBI