What are the most important technology stories right now? From products and companies to services and trends, Download’s weekly panel of experts analyzes the biggest topics in tech … and a few you may have missed. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
Keep Watching the Headlines
Apple releases public betas earlier than expected, Bill Gates muses on Microsoft's missed opportunity and the power of tech giants, and we're all going to need a fuzzy puppy update this week because this is the final episode of Download.
Embankment for the Unbanked
Facebook's cryptocurrency move, 5G in rural areas, Google steals lyrics, Apple hedges on China, JJ Abrams cuts a big deal with Warner Media, Snapchat's original programming strategy, and much more.
I Think It's Us
The tech industry has a lot to apologize for, the Huawei mess escalates, and is Apple still thinking about autonomous vehicles?
Live From WWDC: Dark Mode People
From Apple's podcast studio within its Worldwide Developer Conference, we're joined by John Siracusa and Shelly Brisbin to discuss iPadOS, iOS, Catalyst, SwiftUI, and Apple's new pro hardware.
I Don't Know What X Means Anymore
The increasingly messy tech Cold War, Apple's keyboard troubles, the prospects for data protection laws in the U.S., and Wi-Fi stalking on the Tube.
Apple gets a bad Supreme Court ruling, Disney buys the rest of Hulu, and Florence Ion joins us to discuss last week's Google IO, including the Pixel 3a and the fate of all our Nest thermostats.
The pattern holds true, pick a podcast with Jason Snell in it, e.g., Upgrade, and you’ll find an informative and insightful show with just the right amount of humor.
I Am Here for Fuzzy Puppies
On a serious note, this format is a great path of growth for Relay.fm which could mostly be seen as an “Apple” podcast network. Providing feedback on all of the important tech news of the week is a great way for people to get more information without having to resort to less reliable news sources.
Thank you for bringing some variety to the voices on tech podcasts. There are plenty of straight white males that have valuable things to say and I love them but we all benefit from more diverse view points and that's exactly what I get from this show.