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Three dumb guys talking bout technology.
How we’ve used or could use OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the silliest and/or most time-consuming automations we’ve created, our thoughts on Apple’s new App Store price points, and our plans to own an Apple Car.
John Siracusa returns to the show to chat about Jason’s recent visit to his house, Mac app development, Apple’s brain drain, TSMC breaking ground in Arizona, the problems with AI training models, the current state of macOS, and what makes a Good Product.
Annual streaming music retrospectives, our favorite thing about niche software, whether child us would be blown away by today’s tech, and our pitches for social media networks.
Bob Chapek is out and Bob Iger is back in! What does this mean for the future of Disney? We don’t have the answers, but we have lots of questions!
Don’t @ Tim Cook.
John Gruber joins Jason on Upgrade for the first time. Topics include eWorld, Apple’s iPhone production problems in China, FIFA and Qatar and the World Cup, the reasons behind Apple’s sports ambitions, BBEdit, regular expressions, Perl and Python, MarsEdit, nanotexture displays, webcams, and the state of the art in ADB-to-USB adapters. Happy Cyber Monday to all those who celebrate!
Social media is great.
Finding a Twitter replacement (or leaving it all behind), our Read-it-Later services of choice, the tech we’re most thankful for, and the apps we’re most thankful for.
There’s some huge news from the world of streaming, as Disney switches bosses and Apple plans its next wave of sports-streaming products. Meanwhile, Myke’s busy building out his smart home while Jason has been reminded of the fragility of smart-home networking.
How we positively integrate tech in our kids’ lives, whether we display vintage tech, sharing streaming service logins, and do standalone cameras still trump smartphones?
Disney’s latest financial results lead us to ponder where we are in the dramatic change from old-school media to the streaming world. Also, Warner Bros. Discovery claims to have all its franchises in order, but that doesn’t seem remotely realistic.
We wish we could buy Twitter, but mistakes were made.
Let’s get real about the Apple VR headset. Is it really coming next year? What’s it going to look like? What features should it have? What lessons can Apple learn from Meta’s foray into VR products? We break it all down. Also, we’ve got home automation on our minds in various ways, as a smart switch fails Jason, Myke seeks advice, and it’s beginning to look a lot like expensive fairy-light season.
Our thoughts on all-in-one work platforms in regard to Zoom One, the mapping app(s) we use, our predictions for the future of social media, and our tech-buying habits when faced with supply-constraint delays.
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