Techtonic is a weekly podcast where Joe, Joshua and a guest discuss the seismic shifts in technology culture and the digital age.
56: Bringing the Power of AppleScript to Mortals
This week on the podcast, Joe is out sick so Joshua takes over. Our special guest, David Sparks, and Joshua talk about MacSparky Field Guides, highlighting a few updates to OmniFocus but primarily discussing Hazel. Then, the guys dig a little into the Workflow app to contrast automation for iOS and ‘macOS’ as we know them (note this episode was recorded before WWDC16).
55: Apple, Save My Marriage
This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe and special guest, Sean Doran, discuss their wish lists for iOS 10 and macOS, expected to be announced at WWDC (just around the corner). Sean’s a smart user experience designer in Columbus, Ohio, who can appreciate the finer details of Apple software platform. We think through the future of Siri, icloud backups—if ever such a thing should exist—and the relentless push to refresh Apple’s products.
54: Redesign All the Things
Joe Darnell and our special guest, Lee Peterson, discuss new design changes afoot in iOS 9. Apple Music is rumored to receive a ‘simpler’ and more friendly interface in iOS 10 (X?). We debate how we feel about the design of Apple Music in iOS 9.3 and where we’d like it to go from here. Also, we talk about Instagram’s redesign; how will it influence communities and change what we think of Instagram’s brand? Listen and find out.
53: In this Universe, Joe has an iPad Pro
Joshua is out of town, so Joe has our special guest, Tim Smith, to discuss RSS reading, standing/sitting desks, healthy habits, Joe’s new iPad Pro (9.7), and podcasts in alternate universes.
52: Ask Alexa if There’s Cake
This week on Techtonic, Joshua describes his first days with Amazon’s Echo, ‘The Woman in the Box’. She is far more responsive than Apple’s Siri, which disappoints us for reasons. On a good note, the Echo is showing promise and is useful for many scenarios at home. After Echo talk, Joe reviews his new iPhone SE. Why did he want to down-grade from his 6S, and what does the SE offer people that are ready to embrace a small phone?
51: A Very Geeky Household Name
Our special guest this week, Daniel Jalkut, discusses MarsEdit, developing apps for Mac and iOS, and the difficult choices that independent app developers all face over the course of their careers.
Informative, fun, and better than reading blogs
Always a fun listen, especially if you’re into following what Apple has done, is doing, and what they'll do in the future. Five thumbs up 👍👍👍👍👍
More than just technology!
This podcast has surprised me in the way that it covers not technology - for example, despite the host’s purchase of an Apple Watch, there has not been a review or excessive discussion regarding it - but rather technology’s place in our world and how it affects our culture and day-to-day lives. It’s often a fascinating listen, and the regular introduction of new guests keeps it interesting and worth coming back every week!
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