192 episodes

A micro-podcast about tech, Apple, and design.

The BirchTree Podcast Matt Birchler

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

A micro-podcast about tech, Apple, and design.

    Framing the Conversation (the iPad is a General Purpose Computer)

    Framing the Conversation (the iPad is a General Purpose Computer)

    Today I dive into why I think framing the conversation a certain way is really important, and why I've taken time to make sure we're talking about "small and medium businesses" rather than "developers" and iPads in addition to iPhones in the recent App Store debates.

    • 8 min
    Bean Counters and Microsoft Fanboys in the 90s

    Bean Counters and Microsoft Fanboys in the 90s

    The show is back! Well, sort of, I just had to talk about a concern I’ve been having in recent years, which has only amplified in recent months. Short version: Apple fans in 2020 are reminding me more and moe of Microsoft fans in the 90s.

    • 10 min
    The “What is a Podcast?” Podcast

    The “What is a Podcast?” Podcast

    At this point, I think I may have had my say on what is or isn’t a podcast, as well as what open podcasting should be focused on if it wants to stay the default option for podcasters in the future.

    • 10 min
    Buying Into a Philosophy

    Buying Into a Philosophy

    Does using an iPad require you to buy into it’s philosophy? Yes, but so does every other platform out there. We can debate the merits of the features there today, but I think it’s a fool’s errand to put your chips on this philosophy argument as to why the iPad has a fundamentally different problem than any other platform.

    • 5 min
    The iPad’s Cursor

    The iPad’s Cursor

    iPadOS 13.4 added a cursor, and I finally have time to talk about it!

    • 7 min
    Doom Eternal Review

    Doom Eternal Review

    My review of Doom Eternal, the latest game in the classic franchise.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

_Gabytron ,

Fantastic show!

The type of show that I play as soon as it comes in.

LocalLou ,

Informative & Concise

Birchtree is one of the highest signal-to-noise podcasts. Usually 10 minutes and packed with good info and thoughtful opinions. Matt is one of the people that most tries to get out of his comfort zone and actually try different technologies, products and operating systems on a regular basis, so can comment with more authenticity than most.

mdrockwell ,

Fantastic!

A great show covering the latest tech news by a smart host. The best part is how quick each episode is — there's plenty of multi-hour shows, but few that hit on the most interesting topics in just 5-10 minutes.

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