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PlaceboCast 19: The Apple TV 4
Joseph and I are back after a long overdue retirement stint to bring you the latest and greatest in media streaming devices. None other than the Apple TV 4. Caught in a crowded onslaught of competing devices out in the market, the Apple TV features a completely redesigned touch-based Siri remote and the new tvOS […]
PlaceboCast 18: But can it bend?
Undeterred by the Fire phone’s abysmal sales, Amazon has unleashed a flurry of new hardware gadgets including its fascinating new home personal assistant, Echo, and the Fire TV stick (aka Match Stick). How will these products fare and who builds better hardware products: Google or Amazon? As always, thanks for listening and have a fantastic […]
PlaceboCast 17: Rocky Yosemite
In this edition of the PlaceboCast, we find out firsthand just how much unfinished work Apple has before Mac OS X Yosemite’s official public release. But with Joseph’s magical audio technician-caliber abilities, you won’t notice anything amiss with this episode. Speaking of Joseph, check out his band’s debut album, Your Call EP. As always, thanks […]
PlaceboCast 16: This Phone is on Fireeeeeeee
Today, Amazon lifted the wraps from their much-rumored smartphone, the Fire Phone. Make no mistake, this phone was built for Amazon Prime subscribers. Firefly could be a shopper’s ultimate companion, with the ability to quickly identify nearly 100 million items in the real world. Jeff Bezos just hopes you won’t be pointing it at a […]
PlaceboCast 15: WWDC 2014 Rapidfire Discussion
Apple’s annual developer conference kicked things off this week with its much anticipated keynote. CEO Tim Cook and Craig “Superman/Hair Force One” Federighi announced a slew of upcoming updates to iOS and Mac OS X as well as “the mother of all releases.” One thing’s for sure: Apple has had a very busy year. As […]
PlaceboCast 14: Getting Punched in the Face for $1500
In this episode: Flappy Bird, Nintendo, T-Mobile’s latest moves, Amazon’s Fire TV, and the security bug that sent the Internet ablaze. Thanks for listening! Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe to the RSS Feed MP3 file 43.4 MB Table of Contents: Flappy Bird – [01:05] Nintendo’s Smartphone Problem – [09:10] T-Mobile’s $40 Simple Starter Plan – [19:00] […]