In this installment of the Technotopia podcast, I discuss how transformative connected health technology has been to me, and we try to look at the bright side of technology during very dark times.
We all have finite budgets – both financial and attention – to spend on entertainment. The value proposition of Apple TV+ leaves me cold right now, and I explain to Ken Ray why on my final installment (for this round, anyway) of his “In a Few Minutes” podcast.
There’s so much talk these days about smart homes. And there’s a lot of effort to push devices and accessories that work with Siri, Alexa, Google Voice. But when everything from doorbells to air purifiers get “smart,” it’s time to step back and see where having a smart home actually makes sense, and where it might be gilding the lily. Ken Ray and I hash out the details in this installment of “In a Few Minutes.”
Apple earlier this month announced that WWDC 2020 would be an online event only, ending weeks of speculation about what the company might do in the wake of COVID-19’s spread and the corresponding containment efforts. It’s led some in the blogging community to wonder if Apple has the ability to pull it off. From where I’m sitting, it already has.
Ken Ray and I pontificate for a few minutes in this segment about Apple switching to a different CPU architecture for the Macintosh. Analysts have predicted it. Industry folks have speculated about it. What will a Mac with an ARM chip instead of an Intel microprocessor look like? How would Apple handle the transition? Listen in for details.
In this installment of Ken Ray’s new short-form podcast, we talk a little bit about Apple Arcade. It turns out that Ken has had enough of it and recently ended his subscription. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying it and consider it well worth the $5 a month I pay. It’s a little ironic, given that I used to review games and by some measure should be a lot more jaded with Apple’s offerings than I am. Let’s unpack it.
Ken Ray of “Mac OS Ken” fame has a new short-form podcast (about 20 minutes per episode). He was kind enough to have me on as a guest recently. We recorded these a couple of weeks ago and life comes at you fast. Back then I was just speculating about how COVID-19 might affect Apple’s product rollouts and WWDC, and, well, here we are.
Had a nice (and quick – less than 20 minutes) chat with Kelly Guimont for the Mac Observer’s Daily Observations podcast. Subjects ranged from the Mac App Store, Twitter polls and how the App Store ranks as a service.