Apple Talk

By Georgia Dow & Rene Ritchie

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Georgia Dow, psychotherapist, and Rene Ritchie, tech analyst, come together each week to talk about how technology affects our culture, humanity, and lives.


Episode Date
Facebook Opt-Out & Epic vs. Apple Fallout
00:32:59

Georgia and Rene talk about App Tracking Transparency and how many people are using it, and the first week of the Epic vs. Apple lawsuit

May 10, 2021
Tim Cook Gets Zuckerburned!
00:31:50

Georgia and Rene talk App Tracking Transparency, Tim Cook vs. Mark Zuckerberg, and the cost of Oculus privacy!

May 06, 2021
Social Media Literacy Special
00:56:32

Georgia and Rene talk to lawmakers about the modern realities of social media and how to work with constituents with extremely different influences and views

May 01, 2021
Apple's Puritanical App Store & What Happens to Whistleblowers
00:27:18

Georgia and Rene talk about Apple’s progressive views on privacy, civil rights, and social justice… contrasted with their aversion to sex on the App Store. Also, what happens to whistleblowers in big tech?

Apr 19, 2021
AirTag Trolling & Algorithmic Pain
00:22:43

Georgia and Rene talk about Find My gear going live... but not AirTags, and when we suffer pain and loss but recommendation engines just won't let us forget and move on.

Apr 11, 2021
Apple VR Event & YouTube Dislikes
00:35:16

Georgia and Rene discuss the rumors around Apple holding an *in-person* VR event in the next few months and YouTube testing removing the dislike count from videos.

Apr 07, 2021
Batman Rage & Instagram Invasion
00:31:51

Georgia and Rene talk Batman fan rage, work-related guilt, Apple's HomePod with screens and Watch with ruggedness future.

Mar 31, 2021
An Intel Scorned & Regulating Dark Patterns
00:28:05

Georgia and Rene discuss Intel's new ad campaign targeting Apple and the M1 Macs, and why maybe it doesn't do what Intel was hoping it would do, as well as California's attempt to regulate dark patterns in online commerce so companies can't keep making it easy for us to subscribe but almost impossible to unsubscribe.

Mar 21, 2021
Apple's Leaker Lawsuit & Pokemon Money
00:40:20

Georgia and Rene discuss gamification and whether or not Pokemon Go's obsession with randomness will be their downfall, Apple's new lawsuit against an alleged leaker, and whether technology helps or hinders us from living a better life.

Mar 14, 2021
AirTags Privacy Concerns & Google Cancelling Cookies?!
00:28:53

Georgia and Rene discuss the concerns around AirTags and privacy, and Google's announcement that they'll be ending cookies and third-party tracking.

Mar 08, 2021
Right to Repair & Pay-Per-Tweets
00:35:53

Georgia and Rene discuss new right-to-repair laws in France and if and how they'll affect us internationally, and Twitter's new Super Follow feature that brings Patreon and Facebook-style group options to a whole new platform.

Feb 28, 2021
Twitter Opinions & Hot Sauce Tears
00:45:53

Georgia and Rene answer your YouTube and Twitter questions while engaging in an ill-conceived, ill-advised, ill-considered hot sauce challenge.

Feb 16, 2021
AI/AR Ethics & The Bezos Factor
00:44:02

Georgia and Rene talk about the ethical concerns facing an autonomous Apple Car, or any AI driving system, and advertising in the age of AR.

Feb 07, 2021
Xiaomi AirCharger & Apple vs Facebook
00:35:00

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, we talk about Xiaomi's new distance charging clickbait, Facebook suing Apple, Tim Cook roasting Facebook and, in our Nebula bonus segment, what exactly is going on with Subway's 50% chicken?!

Feb 01, 2021
Dongle Native & Apple Helmet
00:42:19

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, we talk about Apple hitting reset on the MacBook Pro... maybe. And whether or not Apple could deliver a compelling VR experience. It's double Apple Day!

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Jan 25, 2021
Deleting All Adapters & Clubhouse Party
00:48:59

This week, Georgia and Rene talk about Samsung removing headphones and AC adapters from the Galaxy S21... just like Apple did with the iPhone 12. Also, Apple's free trial for TV+ gets another extension, what is Clubhouse — and why is Clubhouse? — and Georgia launches her YouTube channel!

Plus, nebula subscribers also get a bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Jan 20, 2021
Sorry, Siri & AppleTags Anticipointment
00:52:43

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, we finish up our Q&A with AppleTags, how to avoid doom-scrolling, virtual assistants and politeness, and more!

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Jan 11, 2021
2021 Q&A Spectacular
00:28:50

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, we're answering your questions on screen time... when you have no other time, binging vs. weekly watching, and more!

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Jan 06, 2021
Apple 2020 Review & Starting on YouTube
00:55:26

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about how Apple survived — even thrived! — in 2020 from a dizzying array of new products to all-new virtual presentations.

Topic two deals with Georgia and... her brand-new YouTube channel. But what does starting a new channel mean in 2021?

Dec 29, 2020
Fitness+, AirPods Max, & Facebook FUD
00:48:39

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about how Apple brand new products and services — our first impressions of Fitness+ and the AirPods Max.

Topic two deals with Facebook's all-out attack on Apple, the truth, and us.

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Dec 21, 2020
Expensive Apple & Google AI... Ethics
00:53:03

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about how Apple prices their products and why it makes some people just oh so livid angry.

Topic two deals with Google and ethical AI... and Google firing the person they hired to help them with ethical AI.

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Dec 16, 2020
Best Apps of... 2020 & Influencer Apologies
00:48:42

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Apple's best apps of 2020 and how they really, uniquely are shaped and defined by the challenges and realities of 2020.

Topic two deals with how influencers apologize and how we react — or don't react — when they do.

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Dec 08, 2020
Apple Cringe Face & Social Stan Culture
00:47:51

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, we answer your questions about why we're staring at you, what's with celebrity worship, how come YouTubers make funny faces, is there a way to control screen time in 2020, avoiding new gadget envy, and more!

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Nov 30, 2020
15% Off Apple & Conspiracy Cousins
00:50:45

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Apple's new 15% small business program for the App Store... and some of the loudest reactions to it. That is, after Georgia reviews her new iPhone 12 Pro Max and the MagSafe Duo charger.

Topic two deals with conspiracy theories and how you can handle the holidays with family members who have been caught up in them.

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Nov 23, 2020
Apple Event Anxiety & Delete Facebook
00:46:04

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about the Apple Silicon November Event... but also virtual vs. real world events in 2020, and how and when we'll go back to being together again.

Topic two deals with Facebook intervening to remove policy violations from accounts that... keep violating policy. And is there freedom of speech on someone else's dime?

Nov 18, 2020
Apple N/ONE & Oculus REKT
00:47:04

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Apple One. Kinda. Also subscription services in general and why we both love and hate bundles.

Topic two deals with Facebook forcing their social media accounts onto Oculus users and the bans and other hassles that have followed. 

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus topic — our favorite things of the week!

Nov 02, 2020
'Functional' Apple & Google Gets Served
00:42:48

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Apple's functional organization — how it works and... when it doesn't?

Topic two deals with Google and the anti-trust case brought by the U.S Department of Justice.

Oct 26, 2020
Apple Anti-Trust & Anti Big-Tech
00:51:12

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Apple and anti-trust, both the hearings and the report that just came out from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Topic two follows up with Amazon, Google, and Facebook, and the differences, similarities, concerns, and possible remedies they're facing as well.

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week!

Oct 12, 2020
Apple Clickbait & Google's Pixel Pickle
00:37:41

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Apple clickbait. Georgia and Rene used to work in big Apple media. They know all about it. But what is it? How does it work? Why does it work? And can it go too far?

Topic two is all about Google's new announcements, including the Pixel 5, which Rene sees as yet another repudiation of the previous year's Pixel, and Georgia sees as an opportunity to talk about getting everyone on the same page.

Oct 05, 2020
Apple Update Zero & Creepy Amazon Drones
00:33:32

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Georgia's failure... er... informed choice not to update her operating system and apps, compared to Rene's reckless... er... enthusiastic embrace of all things beta. Humans hate change but also boredom. We're funny that way!

Topic two is all about Amazon's new announcements, including a Ring security drone for inside your house that's either super cool or super creepy, and how they're using cute animal designs try and get microphones in the rooms of our children.

Sep 28, 2020
Apple Leak Culture & Social Hypocrisy
00:40:18

Georgia and Rene are back! Their podcast is back! But... the world has changed. Technology is more advanced. Culture is more complicated. And our humanity... well, we need to talk.

This week, topic one is all about Apple Leaker culture — something Rene knows a little about from way back in 2012 when he reported several high profile Apple stories.

Topic two is how we can handle social networks when the U.S government is threatening Tik Tok and Facebook's behavior is making Instagram and Oculus increasingly untenable. Georgia has so many thoughts!

Nebula subscribers will also get the bonus segment — our favorite things of the week! Links to that coming soon!

Georgia:

https://twitter.com/georgia_dow

https://www.anxiety-videos.com

Rene:

https://twitter.com/reneritchie

https://www.youtube.com/renerichie

Sep 22, 2020