Everyday Robots is a weekly tech news podcast focused on what’s happening in the Apple world. Also featuring interviews from prominent people in the Apple community. Hosted by friends Jonathan Ruiz and Mark Fransen two self taught iOS developers.
104: I would probably pick the Starlight
Back from a hiatus Jonathan and Mark give their first impressions of Apple’s California Streaming event. They unveiled a modern iPad mini, iPhone 13 & 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 and more. Did the series 7 live up to expectations? Is this years iPhone a worthy upgrade? Mark and Jonathan talk about what they’re excited for and what they would probably order.
103: On the inside with an Apple Insider
In this episode Jonathan is joined by Apple Insider’s Stephen Robles. Stephen talks about starting his career covering Apple. From the early days writing instructional how to articles to joining Apple insider and creating multiple podcasts. Then Stephen talks about the gear and workflows he uses to get his work done. Finally they chat about the Apple Watch, Movies and TV they’re watching and more.
102: Harpoon forever
Jonathan has one of his apps on a shirt thanks to Josh Holtz’s Indie Dev Monday shirt designs. Mark and Jonathan follow up on Panic’s super successful Playdate launch. Then a worrying story comes up as Apple employee Ashley Gjóvik is put on administrative leave after speaking about sexism & discrimination in the workplace. Finally they chat about Apple’s new keyboards and peripherals that are now on sale.
101: Long time listener first time caller
Jonathan is joined by Basic Apple Guy. Guy talks about how his online persona came to be. Shares some insight into how he creates content like wallpapers, concept art, and merch. Then they chat about gear and what might Apple release in the fall. Finally they share in their excitement for Panic’s playdate pre-order and more.
This week Mark and Jonathan share in the excitement of hitting 100 episodes. Warby Parker has a new iOS update to let you update your prescription with just an iPhone. Then they chat about what might come for Apple as right to repair is about to take effect sooner rather than later. Finally they talk about the new iPad mini rumors and how it will be getting its biggest update ever.
99: 3 Flavors of Safari
This week Apple releases beta 3 of its new operating systems. Mark and Jonathan talk through the changes Apple has made to Safari. Then they talk about Apple’s new MagSafe battery pack that will probably work with future iPhones. Finally they chat about Apple’s new in depth tutorials teaching people UIKit and SwiftUI.
Loved the interview with Basic Apple Guy, will be listening from now on!
For fans of Accidental Tech Podcast, The Talk Show, etc…
I started listening to Everyday Robots a few episodes back and it has quickly earned a place alongside ATP, The Talk Show, and a bevy of Relay.fm podcasts in my listening lineup.
Jonathan and Mark approach the week’s Apple-centric tech news with the passion and perspective of long-time fans of the ecosystem, occasionally delving into topics in the general tech world and interviewing guests to keep it fresh.
Also, while both hosts are iOS developers (and do cover matters of interest to those of us who write software for Apple’s platforms), the show isn’t overly technical or unapproachable for those who aren’t. It’s a nice balance.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was really interesting. They’re very knowledgeable and kept me engaged.