AppStories is a weekly exploration of the world of apps by MacStories' Federico Viticci and John Voorhees. Each week, they discuss the best new apps, the impact of apps on our culture, and cover the stories behind popular apps. Hosted by Federico Viticci and John Voorhees.
216 – Substack, Email, and Data Portability
This week, Federico and John explore the popularity of Substack among writers leaving big media companies, rethink their email workflows after leaving Hey, and consider data portability and the tradeoffs of proprietary app systems.
215 – iOS and iPadOS 14.5 In Depth
This week, Federico and John take an in-depth look at everything coming later this week with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, which will be the subject of a comprehensive review by Federico on MacStories.
214 – Music Part 3: Alternative and Companion Streaming Services
This week, Federico and John conclude their music miniseries with an episode dedicated to alternative and companion streaming services after checking in on Federico’s early experiments with an extensible text editor.
213 – Music Part 2: Music Discovery, Playback, and Utility Apps
This week, Federico and John introduce part two of their Music miniseries, with a focus on third-party music discovery, playback, and utility apps.
212 – Music Part 1: How We Listen
This week, Federico and John talk about Apple Arcade’s big expansion and the iOS component of John’s retro gaming project before beginning a new mini-series focused on music. For the first installment, Federico and John focus on hardware and services, covering their current setups, how they listen to music, and the services they use.
211 – Apple at Home
This week, Federico and John scrutinize Apple’s home strategy from its discontinued Airport routers and HomePod to the Apple TV, HomePod mini, HomeKit routers, the Home app, and more, plus ongoing browser and calendar experiments, and the hunt for an elusive keyboard continues.
This is actually smooth
The episode normally takes forever
Obsidian comments + Condescending host
Gotta love this show, they aren’t educated institutionally smart people, therefore when they find a feature of an app they don’t understand “Knowledge Map”, they question the point. While at the same time they’ll spend weeks trying to convince you why what they do and use is better than how we do it.
Federico is a condescending entitled know it all. Don’t waste your time listening to him, I love John, he’s so kind and listens to his partner so respectively, not something I can say for the Ticii.
I miss when they loved Apple more though, rather than complain about Apple.
Two knowledgeable Apple geeks going deep
Viticci and Voorhees are two genial experts on Apple products (hardware and software) who go deep on various topics. Perfect way to learn quickly about how real experts manage their Apple devices. Very enjoyable if you’re into that sort of thing.