Vector with Rene Ritchie

By Rene Ritchie

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Vector is a daily podcast by focusing on Apple and personal technology by Rene Ritchie.

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128: Brian Roemmele on Siri Shortcuts
01:13:21

In a couple years, not having a Siri Shortcuts -enabled app will be like not having an API for your web service or an app in the App Store.

Get in early, get in big, or get left out. Voice-first advocate Brian Roemmele returns to discuss the future and potential of a true digital assistant.

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Jun 22, 2018
127: Triton Sponge
34:32

Gauss Surgical Founder and CEO, Siddarth Satish, talks about Triton Sponge — his company's incredible iPad app that is revolutionizing blood loss monitoring in obstetrics and operating room environments.

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Jun 19, 2018
126: Dark Marzipan, with Guilherme Rambo and Marc Edwards
52:25

Apple's upcoming iOS 12 and macOS Mojave offer a 'sneak peak' at a universal framework API, with a fully realized implementation for developers coming 2019. Gui Rambo and Marc Edwards share their perspective on the potential benefits of this API.

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Jun 16, 2018
125: Siri Shortcuts, with Matthew Cassinelli
44:09

Former Workflow app employee, Matthew Cassinelli, worked in marketing for the company until it was acquired by Apple. After assisting in the transition, he chose to venture out on his own. As a workflow (lower case "w") expert, he envisions many possibilities for Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12.

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Jun 15, 2018
124: WWDC Reflections at NextDoor
56:13

NextDoor is a developer conference that ran concurrently, and literally next door, to WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. Serenity Caldwell and Rene Ritchie were invited to speak to attendees about the most significant advancements in iOS, WatchOS, and macOS.

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Jun 14, 2018
123: WWDC 2018 Aftermath: The year of FINALLY and why!
13:47

Finally!

That’s what I found myself almost yelling out — over and over again during WWDC 2018. It was one of those years where it felt like Apple worked its way down my wishlist, crossing things off one after the other.

  • Better third-party Siri integration. Finally.
  • CarPlay with Google Maps and Waze. Finally.
  • Grouped Notifications. Finally.
  • App limits for kids. Finally.
  • Group FaceTime. Finally.
  • Activity Challenges. Finally
  • WebKit views on Watch. Finally.
  • Podcast app and background audio for Watch. Finally.
  • Dolby Atmos for Apple TV. Finally.
  • Dark mode for Mac. Finally.
  • Screen recording integrated with screenshots. Finally.
  • News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home for Mac. Finally.
  • Mac App Store redesign. Finally.

It was the biggest finally fest since... I don’t know... iOS 4? But beyond the finally, there was a lot that happened that I think will either make lives better today or prove critical tomorrow. Here's what... and why!

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Jun 09, 2018
122: WWDC 2018 Keynote reaction, with the creators of Agenda
47:12

Rene Ritchie and Serenity Caldwell speak with the creators of Agenda — a WWDC 2018 Apple Design Award winning note taking app for Mac. They discuss Agenda as well as this year's major announcements from a developer and end user perspective.

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Jun 06, 2018
121: Surfacing Microsoft, with Brian Hall
46:13

Brian Hall, former CVP of Surface and devices at Microsoft, talks about creating the Surface devices and their position within the market.

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Jun 01, 2018
120: Obscura, with Ben McCarthy
46:41

Designer, photographer, and software developer, Ben McCarthy, talks about the inspiration behind the new version of his camera app: Obscura 2.

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May 30, 2018
119: Managing Teams, with Bethany Bongiorno
50:35

Former Apple SW Engineering Director, Bethany Bongiorno, talks about managing teams, the importance of empathy, and having the flexibility to adapt your communication style for different situations.

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May 30, 2018
118: WWDC preview part 2, with Carolina Milanesi
31:17

Industry analyst Carolina Milanesi shares her thoughts on what she'd like to see most at WWDC, including an emphasis of quality over quantity.

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May 26, 2018
117: Chat Heading, with Adam Bell
49:38

Indie developer Adam Bell talks about his roots in the Jailbreak community, being "discovered" by a big company, and advancements in the frameworks available for app creation.

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May 26, 2018
116: Old Man Gramps, with Don Melton
01:06:31

Ultimate friend of the show, Don Melton, stops by talk about getting old, keyboard woes, software innovation, recent films and TV, and his desire for fast hardware to support his video transcoding habits.

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May 23, 2018
115: WWDC preview part 1, with Ben Bajarin
54:10

Industry Analyst Ben Bajarin shares his thoughts on what Apple should announce from a software perspective at WWDC in June.

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May 19, 2018
114: Highland 2, with John August
48:43

You may know John August from movies such as Go and Big Fish. You may know him from his podcast, Script Notes. Today, John joins the show to talk about his other life — that of software developer. Highland 2 is his company’s latest app. It was, basically, Markdown for screen writing. Now it’s markdown for many kinds of writing. And here’s why John made it and how he uses it.

 

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https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/05/apple-brings-everyone-can-code-to-schools-serving-blind-and-deaf-students/

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-announces-xbox-adaptive-controller

 

https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/05/11/duplex-skepticism

 

https://www.axios.com/google-ai-demo-questions-9a57afad-9854-41da-b6e2-5e55b619283e.html

 

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May 18, 2018
113: Creamy AF Photography, with Myriam Joire
01:07:27

Myriam Joire has been covering mobile phones for more than fifteen years — she has seen, used, and reviewed all the flagship smartphones. Companies like Huawei, Samsung, and Apple are pushing the boundaries of "computational photography", often with multi-lens camera systems.

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May 15, 2018
112: Deconstructing Google Duplex, with Brian Roemmele
01:09:21

Apple Watch is more important that iPhone, Apple is helping make aluminum green, and voice-first advocate Brian Roemmele returns to the show to discuss all the Google Assistant news coming out of Google IO, including and especially Google Duplex and what it means for the future of human interaction.

 

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Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone

 

Fixing 'Siri Sucks' in 5 Painful Steps

 

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May 11, 2018
111: Inventing Olloclip, with Patrick O'Neill
41:14

The keynote at Google I/O 2018 was a fascinating look at what's to come in AI and mobile computing. Olloclip inventor Patrick O'Neill shares his origin story as an entrepreneur and his lifelong love of photography.

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May 10, 2018
110: Oculus Go, with Russell Holly
48:25

Twitter may have exposed passwords, Gassée thinks Apple pundits have lot their fragile minds, and Russell Holly is having a blast with Oculus Go.

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May 07, 2018
109: Apple Q2 2018, with Neil Cybart
56:15

Above Avalon founder, Neil Cybart, is one of the most accurate analysts covering Apple. He looks at the company's performance in Q2 2018 and what the future may bring.

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May 04, 2018
108: The cost of Sprint and T-Mobile, with Sascha Segan
45:01

WhatsApp CEO is done with Facebook. Scuttlebutt on Apple’s new, cross-platform UI project. Sascha Segan joins the show to talk about the proposed Spring and T-Mobile merger. And your questions on MacBook Pro recalls, Sirius XM buyouts, and multi-user FaceID.

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May 02, 2018
107: Subscription App Roundtable
55:56

An all-star cast of developers discuss the pros and cons of utilizing a subscription model for apps on iOS and Mac. On the program are: Greg Pierce (Drafts), Dave Teare (1Password), and James Thomson (PCalc).

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Apr 30, 2018
106: Why Apple is Killing AirPort
07:44

Apple has just cancelled it's AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and AirPort Time Capsule line of Wi-Fi routers.

"We're discontinuing the Apple AirPort base station products. They will be available through Apple.com, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last."

That's the statement Apple gave me but, as you might expect, there's a lot more to this story.

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Apr 26, 2018
105: The Art of Education
23:49

Apple's new Everyone Can Create curriculum is not just more of the same. It goes beyond just selling cheap products into the education. It may not be a viable solution for all schools, but it's a unique and important step.

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Apr 25, 2018
104: Moving, with Andy Ihnatko and Georgia Dow
54:50

Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow talk about how moving to a new home is pretty much the same as preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

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Apr 23, 2018
103: Why AI will keep humans as PETS — with Neil deGrasse Tyson
10:09

Neil deGrasses Tyson on his first Mac, cybernetics, and how AI will domesticate us through food, shelter, and sex. Wait... what?!

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Apr 20, 2018
102: On Home Screens, with Chris Lacy
34:38

oftware developer Chris Lacy is the creator of Action Launcher for Android. He offers great insight into what can make home screens more helpful to users.

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Apr 18, 2018
101: Exynos Inefficiencies, with John Poole
45:54

Samsung's Exynos 9810 chipset is fast. Really fast. Depending on where you live, it's the chip used in the Galaxy S9. Here's the thing — It's also highly inefficient compared to its counterpart, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845. Primate Labs founder and purveyor of Geekbench, John Poole, shares his expertise regarding why the Exynos is a step in the right direction, but still needs more optimization to balance performance vs. battery life.

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Apr 13, 2018
100: Apple and the Pro Market, with Anthony Casella
32:07

Administration of Mac-based professional environments is evolving. It's time to look at the strengths and weaknesses of what's available, and the right tools for the job.

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Apr 13, 2018
099: Energy Green, Product Red
29:01

Apple is now powered by 100% renewable energy, worldwide, and nine more Apple suppliers have also committed to 100% clean production. Product RED comes to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Will Apple move to three cameras in 2019?

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Apr 10, 2018
098: Apple Pay, AI, and Mac Pro
30:39

A trio of topics — Media, like medicine, should strive to help rather than harm. An Apple as serious about AI as it is about silicon could be a powerful force for the future of computing. Apple's new Mac Pro will arrive sometime in 2019 and has created a special team specifically tasked with design and development of the company's pro products.

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Apr 06, 2018
097: Hardware is Hard
24:30

When done wrong, higher performance hurts power efficiency. When done right, power efficiency enables higher performance.

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Apr 04, 2018
096: iPad 6: Half the Pro for half the price
20:33

iPad 2018 (6th gen) is the linear successor of last year's iPad 2017 (5th gen). It takes what was the best value in tablets, adds the Apple A10 Fusion chipset, faster LTE (if you go with the LTE model), a more coppery gold finish (if you go with the gold model), and support for the Apple Pencil, all while keeping the price the same. And that makes iPad 6 almost exactly half an iPad Pro — for almost exactly half the price.

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Apr 03, 2018
095: Apple’s Love Letter to Education
35:18

'Let's take a field trip' was one of Apple's freshest events in years — even if there's a lot of schoolwork left to be done.

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Mar 30, 2018
094: Preventing Brain Hacks
37:25

Therapist Georgia Dow gives tips on how to be more aware of manipulation that takes place on the web and in social media — and how to avoid it.

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Mar 28, 2018
093: CLOUD Act and Apple: What you need to know
24:09

What is CLOUD Act, what does it mean for Apple and Apple's customers, and how does it affect your data and your right to privacy both in the U.S. and around the world?

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Mar 26, 2018
092: No. 2 Pencil, with Carolina Milanesi
41:30

Apple’s education-focused event is just around the corner on March 27th. Industry analyst Carolina Milanesi identifies three areas that would help Apple grow marketshare in education: hardware pricing, improved productivity/collaboration suite, and better classroom management tools.

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Mar 23, 2018
091: Delete Your Facebook
09:37

The only way to win the social game is not to play. Facebook has been caught allowing the personal data of fifty million users — 50,000,000 — get siphoned off by political data company Cambrige Analytica and hiding it until it knew the story would come out in the press. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Mar 21, 2018
090: The State of Apple in Education, with Bradley Chambers
42:27

Education IT expert Bradley Chambers feels that Apple needs to do more than just offer less expensive iPads and Macs to education customers. Not all of the challenges are Apple’s fault, but it is their problem.

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Mar 19, 2018
089: The Past and Future Siri
01:25:19

Brian Roemmele believes the next undiscovered continent for voice-first computing is the ability to carry on complete dialogues between device and user. Looking beyond the recent soap opera, Siri is full of potential. But Apple needs to take it in the right direction.

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Mar 16, 2018
088: HomePod One Month Later
54:33

HomePod shipped a month ago. How’s it holding up? Dave Mark from The Loop shares his experience with the device.

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Mar 15, 2018
087: Why Apple Just Bought Texture
15:31

Apple just bought Texture, the all-you-can-read magazine app. But what does that mean for current Texture users (including on Android) and for Apple News? In the age of fake news, extremist click-bait, bots, and bubbles, will anyone really care about trusted sources and sustainable publishing? And how much does Apple really care, given neither News nor Texture are available in more than half-a-handful of countries?

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Mar 14, 2018
086: The Industrial Age of Apps
18:20

It’s not all roses in the walled garden, especially for independent developers. But there is hope.

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Mar 10, 2018
085: iPhone SDK turns 10
17:50

The ability to create native apps for iPhone was the turning point that changed the industry — and the entire world.

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Mar 09, 2018
084: Fixing 'Siri Sucks' in 5 Painful Steps
15:51

SiriOS is the platform of the future but how does Apple get there?

From today's criticism to tomorrow's Siri operating system, Apple is best positioned make AI deeply personal, deeply integrated, incredibly consistent, fully mesh networked, and — eventually — into a full-fledged platform for the future.

With excerpts from Carolina Milanesi, Lia Napolitano, Brian Roemelle, and Ben Bajarin.

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Mar 06, 2018
083: Designers vs. weather apps, with Brad and Clarko
41:50

Take two of the world’s best designers  — Brad Ellis and Clarko — give them three of the world’s most popular weather apps, and this is what you get.

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Mar 02, 2018
082: Apple March Event Analyst Preview, with Ben Bajarin
43:06

Rumor has it, Apple will be holding a March Event again this year. Industry analyst Ben Bejarin returns to the show to discuss what we might see and when, from iPads, to iPhones, to Macs, and more.

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Mar 02, 2018
081: China vs. Apple and iCloud
17:11

Next week, Apple will begin moving Chinese iCloud accounts to Chinese servers owned by a Chinese company.

It's Chinese law. But it's also hugely controversial, especially among those who consider it a betrayal of Apple's longstanding devotion to security and privacy. So, what's going on?

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Feb 27, 2018
080: Apple's next big software thing, with Christina Warren
24:27

Confession: After the Life and Death of Twitter episode, the recorders kept rolling and all the big brains shared their thoughts on the rumored "Marzipan" iOS and macOS cross-development platform. Christina Warren of Microsoft joins to add context to everyone's hopes, dreams... and fears.

 

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Feb 23, 2018
079: The life and death of Twitter for Mac, with John Gruber
25:00

Twitter for Mac is dead. Starved to death, really. John Gruber of Daring Fireball and some surprise guests chat about how it all got started, what went wrong, and where we go from here.

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Feb 21, 2018
078: iPhone in the RAW, with Sebastiaan de With
23:16

iPhone photography took a huge leap forward when iOS gained the ability to shoot in RAW. Sebastiaan de With, the designer of the iPhone camera app, Halide, explains how to shoot in RAW and make it look great.

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Feb 20, 2018
077: Apple Problems: Explained
16:54

Rings around the HomePod. Crashing all the messaging apps. Another week, another set of problems. Are things worse now than ever before or has the volume simply grown with the product line? The greatest challenge Apple has ever faced is scale — and here’s how the company needs to solve for it.

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Feb 16, 2018
076: Going all-in on iPad Pro, with Clayton Morris
27:08

Many of you may know Clayton Morris from his time as a technology reporter and anchor for Fox News. He retired from television at age 40 to focus on helping people build passive income through real estate investing. Rene speaks with Clayton about the iPad as his first choice computing device, and how he is transitioning from high-end broadcast production to creating his own YouTube channel.

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Feb 14, 2018
075: Understanding Screen Addiction, with Georgia Dow
26:18

Apple is under pressure from activist groups to improve Parental Controls and combat screen addiction. But what's real, what's sensationalism, and what's an abdication of personal responsibility? Therapist, educator, and mother Georgia Dow joins me to explain!

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Feb 13, 2018
074: What kind of Q1 it's been, with Michael Gartenberg
45:57

Rene is joined by analyst and former Apple employee, Michael Gartenberg, to talk about Apple, AI, and HomePod in the early months of 2018.

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Feb 09, 2018
073: HomePod AMA
25:58

Turns out, our listeners have a lot of questions about HomePod. Rene is here to answer them!

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Feb 08, 2018
072: HomePod Not Review
40:11

Apple's new smart speaker, HomePod, was designed to be the simplest and best way to listen to Apple Music and AirPlay, and control HomeKit in your house.

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Feb 06, 2018
071: Could Apple take iMessage to iCloud... and Android?
24:44

Rene speculates on the likelihood of Apple bringing iMessage to Android. He also answers some recent listener questions.

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Feb 03, 2018
070: Levels of Hell
27:56

They say perception is reality. It’s also highly subjective.

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Feb 02, 2018
069: Manipulations and Reliability
23:26

Rene talks about rumors and outright lies that are spread to manipulate stock valuation of Apple and other companies. He also discusses Apple’s plans to prioritize performance and reliability improvements over new features in 2018.

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Jan 31, 2018
068: HomePod 2.0
21:40

HomePod. It isn’t an Amazon Echo or Google Home competitor. It was never intended to be. Where AirPods were designed to be the best way to take music and audio with you, HomePod was designed to be the best way to enjoy it where you live. One yin. One yang. All that, and your questions answered.

 

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Jan 29, 2018
067: Product Marketing at Apple, with Matt Drance
01:06:47

A timeless classic from the original Vector archives: Former Apple Evangelist, Matt Drance, talks to Rene about the role of Product Marketing at Apple and how different it is from most other tech companies.

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Jan 27, 2018
066: Understanding HomePod
38:10

HomePod. It isn’t an Amazon Echo or Google Home competitor. It was never intended to be. Where AirPods were designed to be the best way to take music and audio with you, HomePod was designed to be the best way to enjoy it where you live. One yin. One yang. All that, and your questions answered.

 

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Jan 26, 2018
065: Understanding Apple Watch and human motivation
32:35

Rene speaks with a licensed psychologist about Apple Watch and what motivates people to achieve their goals.

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Jan 25, 2018
064: iPhone to iPad, with Nitin Ganatra
01:49:38

While Rene gets settled into his new crib, here’s another classic from the Debug archive. Rene and Guy English speak with former Apple employee, Nitin Ganatra, about the transition from iPhone’s success to the birth of iPad.

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Jan 23, 2018
063: Understanding Apple and its huge pile of cash
22:06

Apple is one of the most successful and profitable companies in the history of companies. Rene dissects and elaborates on an excellent analysis by Asymco’s Horace Dediu.

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Jan 22, 2018
062: Apple Originals
22:36

As Apple invests heavily in creating original video content, Rene ruminates on the broad lineup of programming that has been announced.

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Jan 18, 2018
061: What Happened to BlackBerry, with Kevin Michaluk
01:22:52

In this classic from the original Vector archives, Rene talks with Kevin Michaluk about the glory days and eventual decline of BlackBerry.

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Jan 17, 2018
060: Happy Birthday, MacBook Air!
24:14

Rene looks back at the introduction of MacBook Air 10 years ago and discusses the shift it caused in the industry towards lighter, thinner, more portable computers.

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Jan 17, 2018
059: Security flaws and software bugs, with Don Melton
54:35

Don Melton, father of Safari and WebKit, speaks with Rene about recent hardware security flaws and software bugs. He also answers listener questions about video transcoding tools and techniques.

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Jan 15, 2018
058: Why Siri needs to be a platform, with Brian Roemmele
01:27:03

For Brian Roemmele, the future is undeniably voice-first. He sees Apple as best positioned to take advantage of the revolution-in-progress but for one thing — the company's reluctance to let the Siri feature become the SiriOS platform.

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Jan 13, 2018
057: Project Purple, with Nitin Ganatra
01:21:57

While Rene is away moving, we journey back into the Debug vaults for one of the all-time classic episodes. Before there was iPhone it was the Purple Experience Project. Nitin Ganatra was there from the beginning. And here’s how it happened.

 

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Jan 13, 2018
056: Marzipan with Guilherme Rambo
33:50

Apple is rumored to be planning unified development of iOS and Mac apps to create a single user experience. Rene is joined by developer Guilherme Rambo to discuss some of the possibilities.

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Jan 10, 2018
055: Eleven
29:33

Eleven years ago today Steve Jobs announced a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn't three products. It was one product. And we got it, Steve. We got iPhone. 

 

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Jan 09, 2018
054: Classic: Workflow
01:11:29

Moving. Jury duty. These things get in the way of new shows. So, a classic! From the Debug archives: Back before they joined Apple, the Workflow team sat down to chat… with a surprise guest. 

 

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Jan 08, 2018
053: The fix is in
30:44

Intel now claims to be "immune" to Meltdown and Spectre. Meanwhile, Apple has patched Meltdown. Ish. And is working on Spectre. Here's the update you need to listen to.

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Jan 05, 2018
052: 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre'
22:55

Meltdown "melts security boundaries which are normally enforced by the hardware". Spectre exploits how "speculative execution" is handled in almost all modern CPU. This is what you need to know

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Jan 04, 2018
051: Apple 2018 hardware wishlist
34:58

Rene provides a wish list of what “could be” for Apple hardware releases in 2018.

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Jan 03, 2018
050: FanWagon, with Dexter Talbert
52:10

Rene speaks with FanWagon founder, Dexter Talbert, about hardware considerations in the Mac ecosystem for software development, including GPU performance, eGPU support, and the yet-to-be-unveiled next-gen Mac Pro.

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Jan 02, 2018
049: #iPhoneSlow mid-mortem
50:24

Apple has provided additional technical information and rationale for intentional CPU throttling based on battery health and thermal performance. The issue is far from over, but Rene provides a mid-mortem analysis.

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Jan 01, 2018
048: Biggest problems facing Apple in 2018
19:18

Apple has problems. Every company does. These are the ones Rene considers most critical to the company's long-term success — the ones they need to start aggressively addressing in 2018.

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Dec 29, 2017
047: 5G, with Daniel Bader
49:48

Daniel Bader, managing editor of Android Central, went to Hawaii to learn all about Qualcomm’s next generation Snapdragon platform and 5G wireless technology.

 

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Dec 28, 2017
046: What kind of year it’s been, with Michael Gartenberg
01:04:47

2017 was a strong year for Apple, but not without some significant bumps. Michael and Rene look back at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the insanely great.

 

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Dec 27, 2017
045: Fixing iOS notifications roundtable
52:25

Dieter Bohn, Brad Ellis, and Christina Warren join Rene to discuss what’s wrong with iOS notifications, what’s right about them, and what they’d like to see in the future.

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Dec 26, 2017
044: Ferrite Recording Studio with Canis and Jason Snell
59:20

044: Ferrite Recording Studio with Canis and Jason Snell

 

Who said you can’t edit podcasts on iOS? Ferrite Recording Studio developer Canis and power user Jason discuss the app’s origins, iOS limitations, workflows, tips and tricks, and what might be coming next.

 

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Dec 25, 2017
043: Bonus: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
01:54:22

043: Bonus: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

It’s a Christmas special! Guy English, Matt Drance, Don Melton, and Lia Napolitano chat about the characters, themes, music, effects, and impact of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

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Dec 23, 2017
042: iMac Pro with Marques Brownlee
27:44

MKBHD has been using the new iMac Pro for two weeks and put it through his demanding 8K workflow. Here are his thoughts.

 

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Dec 22, 2017
041: iPhone battery life vs. performance roundtable
01:01:21

041: iPhone battery life vs. performance roundtable

 

Apple is sacrificing performance on old, cold iPhone batteries to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company has been doing it for almost a year but this week it’s making headlines. Geekbench’s John Poole, analyst Ben Bajarin, former analyst Carl Howe, and electrical engineer and Android editor Jerry Hildenbrand discuss what’s happening, why, and what it all means.

 

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Dec 22, 2017
040: Reverse engineering with Guilherme Rambo
55:36

Gui Rambo makes iOS apps, both for a company and for himself. He also reverse engineers iOS frameworks. (Maybe you saw his Animoji Studio?) Here’s how he got started and how he works.

 

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Dec 20, 2017
039: Apple Glasses with Neil Cybart
38:55

039: Apple Glasses with Neil Cybart

 

Former sell-side analyst Neil Cybart dives deep into Apple’s augmented reality efforts, including ARKit, and how Apple Glasses could be the next big thing.

 

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Dec 19, 2017
038: iPhone 8 — Three months later
41:16

At launch, many people didn’t give Apple’s iPhone 8 atomic-level redesign the consideration it deserved. Three months later, Rene takes another look.

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Dec 18, 2017
037: MarsEdit, with Daniel Jalkut and John Gruber
01:16:40

Rene speaks with MarsEdit developer, Daniel Jalkut, and John Gruber of Daring Fireball about the history and release of MarsEdit 4, blogging tools, the Mac App Store, and more.

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Dec 15, 2017
036: iMac Pro: Beauty of a Beast
26:27

Xeon W. Radeon Pro Vega. T5, Space gray. It's Apple's new iMac Pro and here are some first impressions.

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Dec 14, 2017
035: Ambient Computing, with Ben Bajarin
33:10

035: Ambient Computing, with Ben Bajarin

 

Previously, on Vector: There is no home assistant market. Industry analyst Ben Bajarin: Allow me to retort. So he did. And then he hung around to chat about differential privacy vs. making assistants more personal. 

 

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Dec 13, 2017
034: Behind the Scenes, with Jim Metzendorf
40:42

Everyone starts somewhere. Even us. From first podcast to how Vector gets made, podcaster and editor extraordinaire Jim Metzendorf takes us behind the scenes.

 

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Dec 12, 2017
033: Drafts, with Greg Pierce and Merlin Mann
43:46

Drafts is developed by Greg Pierce and used the hell out of by Merlin Mann. They sit down together to talk direction, workflows, and what's coming next.

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Dec 11, 2017
032: Storyboarding on iPad Pro, with Rob McCallum
53:48

Pacific Rim. IT. Luke Cage. Star Trek: Discovery. Some of the greatest action sequences in modern TV and movies have been storyboarded by Rob McCallum… on an iPad Pro.

 

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Dec 08, 2017
031: Developing for AR Roundtable
01:05:25

Michelle Hessel, James Thomson, and Russell Holy talk augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality, ARKit, ARKCore, and the future of the technology.

 

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Dec 07, 2017
030: Pivot to Video & Messenger for Kids, with Christina Warren
27:44

Modern media companies have been “pivoting to video” but not all of them have been successful. Christina Warren, formerly of Mashable and Gizmodo, discusses why. Also: Facebook Messenger for kids. Seriously. 

 

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Dec 06, 2017
029: iOS 11 Security Horror Story
14:10

iOS 11 allows your passcode to reset your iTunes Backup and even Apple ID passwords. Some call it a horror story. It’s really a balancing act.

 

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Dec 05, 2017
028: Phones vs. DSLR w/Carolina Milanesi
37:38

Phone vs. DSLR. A few years ago that would have sounded ridiculous. Then came computational photography. Now, Analyst Carolina Milanesi shares how the pros feel about their camera phones.

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Dec 04, 2017
027: Bonus Episode — Thor: Ragnarok
01:22:19

Melton and Drance hung around and English joined them, and since most of them hadn't seen Blade Runner 2049 yet, the conversation turned to Thor: Ragnarok. Happy weekend.

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Dec 02, 2017
026: That Springboard Crash Bug
11:42

On December 02, 2017, iOS 11 started crashing. It involved the time system, local notifications, and springboard. Here's what happened and how to fix it.

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Dec 02, 2017
025: What kind of fall its been
01:12:36

Michael Gartenberg talks with Rene about Apple and the tech landscape in fall 2017.

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Dec 01, 2017
024: Bugs, damn bugs, and fixes, with Jonathan Deustch
01:05:26

Apple has apologized for and fixed the root vulnerability in macOS High Sierra. But why do bugs ship and how can Apple prevent this from happening again? With former Apple engineering manager and current Tumult Hype developer Jonathan Deutsch. 

 

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Nov 30, 2017
023: AirPods: One year later
28:04

AirPods were billed as the future of wireless headphones. Announced in September of 2016, shipped in December of 2016, and scarcely available until well into 2017, this is how well AirPods have lived up to their hype — one year later.

 

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Nov 29, 2017
022: macOS High Sierra Root Vulnerability
09:05

A critical flaw has been discovered in macOS High Sierra that lets an attacker log in as 'root' by leaving the password field blank and trying multiple times in a row. Listen to this and “fix" it right now.

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Nov 29, 2017
021: Evangelizing iPhone, with Matt Drance
37:25

There was a day before iPhone was introduced. And a day after. Matt Drance was there for both — and he had to evangelize it.

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Nov 28, 2017
020: The Most Divisive MacBook Ever
34:03

Some love it. Some hate its living breath. It's the new MacBook Pro and it's the most divisive MacBook Pro ever. 

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Nov 27, 2017
019: Complications and Authentications
20:33

Lock screen complications would give iOS greater convenience and privacy. Ambient, persistent biometrics would give iPhone all but invisible security.

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Nov 24, 2017
018: Don’t Believe The Assistant Hype, with Jan Dawson
46:47

HomePod is going to miss the holidays. But how can Apple be late to a market that doesn't really exist yet? With Jan Dawson.

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017: Planning for iOS 12, with Don Melton
01:11:22

Don Melton, former director of WebKit and Safari, talks 4K and HDR, and how Apple plans new versions of iOS.

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Nov 22, 2017
016: Surviving Black Friday, with Dan DeSilva
35:19

Dan DeSilva on how he got into deals, into blogging, brought them both together, helped create Thrifter, and how to survive Black Friday.

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Nov 21, 2017
015: Let iPad Be iPad
20:45

iPad has grown significantly in performance and functionality, but it’s time to challenge our perception of what a computer is.

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Nov 20, 2017
014: Halt and catch HomePod
19:40

Apple missed a deadline that will cost them the Holiday shopping season, but it’s better to get it right.

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Nov 19, 2017
013: 1Password, with Michael Fey and Matt Davey
01:04:17

Increasing security and speed to usability with Matt Davey and Michael Fey of AgileBits.

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Nov 17, 2017
012: The Animoji explainer. Seriously.
14:57

Animoji is a beginning to what’s possible, not an ending.

Nov 16, 2017
011: Face ID, round 2
21:05

Spoofing isn’t hacking. What you need to know about Face ID. Take two.

Nov 15, 2017
010: Designing for iPhone X Roundtable
01:01:39

Sebastiaan de With, Linda Dong, Marc Edwards, and Brad Ellis talk “horns”, aspect ratio, safe area, color space, OLED, HDR, and more!

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Nov 14, 2017
009: Fixing iPhone X Usability
17:47

iPhone X may be the best damn product Apple’s ever made, but these five fixes would make it even better.

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Nov 14, 2017
008: Computational Videography
18:04

Apple’s new Clips app and Portrait Backgrounds — called Scenes — gives a look at computational videography today.

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Nov 14, 2017
007: On Watches and Glasses
17:06

Apple Watch is getting close to surpassing iPod at its peak. AirPods are augmented audio reality now. And Apple Glass could be the next small thing.

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Nov 14, 2017
006: Apple Pay Gets Personal
15:30

Person-to-person Apple Pay is going to make transaction easier and iMessage even more valuable. And that seems to have really pissed off Walmart.

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Nov 14, 2017
005: Dark Themes & Smart Battery Cases
16:12

iPhone X shipped without a night mode or a battery case. It needs both.

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Nov 14, 2017
004: The Limits of Face ID
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Nov 14, 2017
003: Apple TV 4K review
19:47

Apple might call its new TV box 4K, but it’s HDR that makes the real difference.

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Nov 14, 2017
002: iPhone X #AMA
30:29

Twitter had so many questions about iPhone X. Here are the answers.

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Nov 14, 2017
001: iPhone X review
01:00:04

iPhone X is the best damn product Apple has ever made. But it’s not perfect.

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