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 Aug 15, 2019


Connected is a weekly panel discussion on Apple and the impact of technology on our lives. With each co-host having a unique background — and accent — Connected provides a perspective that no other show can. Hosted by Federico Viticci, Stephen Hackett, and Myke Hurley.

Episode Date
364: One True John Demands Your Allegiance
iOS and iPadOS 15 are out, as are reviews for the new iPhones and iPads. This week, Federico tells Stephen and Myke what the new iPad mini is like and what Safari extensions they should check out. Mood boards were created along the way.
Sep 23, 2021
363: FaceIDSensorThatSupportsPartiallyOccludedFaces
The dust has settled from Apple's iPhone 13 event and a Chairman has emerged from the haze.
Sep 16, 2021
362: The Rickies (September 2021)
Apple will be California Streaming, so the Connected guys are dreaming of sweet, sweet victories in the September '21 Rickies.
Sep 08, 2021
361: The Apple Maps of Cellular Radios
September is here, and that means iPhone and Apple Watch rumors are heating up. Stephen and Myke go through what's new on that front, cover some cool new Mac accessories, share regrets about Nest and kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Sep 01, 2021
360: The Luxembourg Incident
Myke and Federico pick Connected's weirdest listener, look back at Tim Cook's ten years as CEO of Apple, and talk about Federico's new CMS.
Aug 25, 2021
359: DLC to iOS 14
The guys mark Relay's 7th birthday by launching the annual Relay FM for St. Jude fundraiser! Then, discussions about Safari 15, 1Password and Federico's switch to Android.
Aug 18, 2021
358: Roast my Dock
Instead of just texting him, Myke directs much of his follow-up directly an absent Federico. Then, he and Stephen talk about the latest iPhone 13 rumors and roast each other's Docks.
Aug 11, 2021
357: I Need my Hands, Especially in the Summer
Myke is away, so Stephen talks about the Mac Pro and Federico talks about emulating old video games. Also: MagSafe PopSockets, shipping challenges and the future of the Jeremies.
Aug 04, 2021
356: Poke a Hole in the Toolbar
Myke received his mascot and Federico found another Magsafe wallet. There are even more iPad Mini rumors, and Beta 4 has brought a whole new set of changes to Safari. But don’t worry, the Europeans also want to share some things they love right now.
Jul 28, 2021
355: Roast my Menu Bar
Myke has questions about the Apple Watch, Stephen holds an unboxing and Federico has a new computer. Then, judging others based on the menu bar of their Mac.
Jul 22, 2021
354: Now You Drink Water Using a Balloon
Stephen has to whisper with an accent and Apple has to keep re-thinking Safari 15. Meanwhile, Myke still isn't using MagSafe and Federico's text editor has gone global.
Jul 15, 2021
353: 88XX BANE
A ceramic Apple Watch. A calendar Kickstarter. A review update. A ceramic Apple Watch. A calendar Kickstarter. A review update. An Apple Watch. A Kickstarter. An update. This is not three episodes of Connected. It's one episode, and we call it 88XX BANE.
Jul 07, 2021
352: A Watched Watch Never Boils
This week, the guys talk about the Big Mail and Mimestream email clients, then move on to the topics of broken Apple Watches, Safari 15 and Apple's new Public Betas.
Jun 30, 2021
351: The Internet Runs on a Bunch of Numbers and Dots
Myke is pondering emails apps and Federico is not happy with Safari. Also, Day One has been acquired, development continues on Dark Sky, and the boys are excited about Live Text.
Jun 23, 2021
350: A Setup of Optimism
This week, Myke, Stephen and Federico gather from across the globe to discuss iPadOS 15 multitasking and some sad Mac news.
Jun 16, 2021
349: If Robots Happen, We’ll Need To Readdress This
WWDC 2021 is underway, and picks made last week must be judged. There will be a winner, a loser and probably some changes to the rules of the game.
Jun 10, 2021
348: The Rickies (WWDC 2021)
WWDC is next week, so the boys have gathered their picks for The Rickies, which are now tracked on some amazing websites. As for the picks themselves ... well, buckle up, because things get passionate.
Jun 01, 2021
347: Friendship Ended with Shelf
Myke (AKA the tvOS Guy) has a review of the new Apple TV remote and Federico has been pontificating about a new iPod touch. Then, with WWDC fast approaching, the Europeans pick a couple more features they want to see Apple announce. Stephen got stuck with the edit.
May 26, 2021
346: The Hi-Res Society
The M1 iPad Pro is here, and Federico walks Stephen and Myke through his review and thoughts on the new device. Then, a lecture on high-resolution audio in light of the recent Apple Music news. It's Federico Mania!
May 20, 2021
345: Why Are the Italians Involved?
Federico is attempting to live that Thunderbolt life as Myke starts reviewing apps. Meanwhile, Stephen is the worst. Then, with WWDC a month away, the guys introduce a new segment.
May 12, 2021
344: A Chainsaw from Eight Miles Away
There are some amazing websites on the Internet, but nothing can ease the pain brought by iPad mini rumors. Stephen knows about sound, Myke has a new keychain and Federico has a story to tell about Obsidian.
May 05, 2021
343: The Jeremies (April 2021)
Myke explains what admiration means, then the guys talk about what's new in iOS 14.5 before getting into what's going on at Basecamp. Then in a radical change of gears, Federico has to name some emoji and Stephen surprises the guys with some news.
Apr 28, 2021
342: MH AH 👻 😬
Apple's Spring Event has come and gone, and now the picks must be graded. Will Stephen remain in power as the Keynote Chairman? Can Myke gain access to both Twitter accounts, or is Federico poised for a comeback?
Apr 23, 2021
341: The Rickies (April 2021)
Apple is holding an event next week, so the guys have gathered their picks and are entering the Battlefield of the Ricky. The Keynote Chairman title is on the line.
Apr 14, 2021
340: Very Good at Being Computers; Very Bad at Being Humans
Stephen cleans out the Connected inbox, Federico questions the meaning of an idea and Myke checks out a new task manager. Then, a discussion about the ramifications of technology reminding us of painful past events or encounters.
Apr 07, 2021
339: The Inbox Is The Spice
After an explanation on how feedback is best sent, Federico and Myke discuss their thoughts on TickTick, the (potential) future of the music industry, the announcement of WWDC 2021, and whether Connected listeners prefer Dark Mode or Light Mode.
Mar 31, 2021
338: KanBanBanSubHub
After follow-up about feelings, Ticci explains what's going on with links to previously-made Shortcuts and Stephen marks 20 years of OS X. Then, Myke leads a focus group about the future of Apple in the home and the guys all inspect a task manager that has recently popped up on one of their home screens.
Mar 24, 2021
337: The Mini Version of Nothing
Stephen is accused of flip-flopping, while Myke has updated some firmware. Federico has reviewed a new iPad desktop stand and then the three descend into a Round Robin of iPhone features that wouldn't exist if Apple was starting over in 2021.
Mar 17, 2021
336: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
What's follow-up and what's a topic? Why has Apple chickened out with a change in iOS 14.5? Who wants a new iPad Pro? How many secrets have been kept between the co-hosts? Is this an annoying way to write a show description?
Mar 11, 2021
335: A Shelf is the Perfect Object
Myke tries to get through some iPhone rumors but the others keep joking around about model names. Meanwhile, there's big news for a couple of iOS apps. Stephen needs to deal with the problem brewing in his photos library and Federico goes missing for a brief time.
Mar 04, 2021
334: A Wave of Nostalgia Hit Me in the Face
This week, Federico gets what he wants, but also doesn't. Myke tries out Hey, but only kinda. Also, are there new apps anymore?
Feb 24, 2021
333: A Stack of Battery Pancakes
This week, Stephen refuses to be pigeonholed, Federico talks about how MagSafe could be used on new accessories and Myke doesn't want to talk about folding iPhones, but then does. Also on the list of topics: failing Apple watches, #GreenGate and blankets.
Feb 17, 2021
332: Pretending — Once Again — to be John Voorhees
Everyone's a real Federico, but only Stephen could disrupt the show document in such a profoundly useless way. Myke takes on the form of those around him. Topics include MacBook Pro batteries, Spotify and Siri getting cozy, the iPhone 12 mini and more.
Feb 10, 2021
331: Honey, Did You Put Kickstands on my Yoga Mat?
This week, the guys review CARROT Weather 5, dream up new health devices for Apple to make and dive into the new iOS 14.5 beta. Also: Myke won't wear an anklet, Federico has words for certain drivers and Stephen files feedback about the Reminders app.
Feb 03, 2021
330: You Can’t Eat an App
This week, Myke has a theory, Stephen has a crush and Federico has opinions on olives. Also: a discussion about Tweetbot 6 and what makes app subscriptions worth it.
Jan 27, 2021
329: The Smell of Broken Glass
This week, the guys plan the WWDC Olympics, talk about what's inside the AirPods Max and what the future of the Mac Pro may look like. Lastly, a report about folding iPhones is considered.
Jan 20, 2021
328: Sir, I Believe That’s Not Your Suitcase
This week, the guys gather to discuss Apple's new Racial Equity and Justice Initiatives, some things at CES that caught their eyes and how they feel about the Apple Watch.
Jan 13, 2021
327: The Rickies (Early 2021)
2020 is over. Products have been released, notches have been measured and an Annual Chairman has been named. As if that wasn't enough, the 2021 Rickies have been etched into a Google Doc for all time.
Jan 07, 2021
326: 2020 Year in Review: Not an Ideal Situation
This week, the guys walk down memory lane, re-visiting the top tech stories of 2020. It was ... quite the year.
Dec 30, 2020
325: You Can't Mail a Rock
The AirPods Max have arrived in Memphis, London and Rome, so the guys give their impressions of Apple's newest product after talking about iOS 14.3, the post office and more.
Dec 16, 2020
This week, Stephen cleans out the follow-up folder, while Myke is reading Tumblr. Magnets, feelings and breathing are all discussed. Then, Federico dives into the AirPods Max announcement.
Dec 09, 2020
323: Artisanal Software Updates
This week, Apple is handing out awards, Federico has a new iPhone charger on the way, Myke meant to try an app and Stephen tried reinstalling macOS. Oh, and Salesforce bought Slack.
Dec 02, 2020
There's a lot of follow-up this week, then conversations about company retreats, Mac OS 9, password management, MagSafe and the Mac App Store. Then, Federico talks through his new email system. Myke and Stephen have feelings about it.
Nov 25, 2020
321: Friendship Ended with Myke
It's a busy week on Connected. Stephen and Myke talk about their HomePod minis and M1 Macs, and Federico explains what's going on with iOS 14.3 and App Store revenue changes. Merri Hackett joins Federico and Myke to talk about her experience with the iPhone 12 mini, and they decide they'd rather Stephen just didn't come back. And Myke finally reviews tvOS 14.
Nov 19, 2020
320: Actually Quite Precedented
Apple has announced the first batch of Macs running on its own silicon, so the boys are judging yet another set of Rickies. Will Federico's dual-title fall? Will Myke get his Ricky? Did Stephen make a mistake having six Flexies?
Nov 11, 2020
319: The Rickies (November 2020)
Stephen returns to his co-hosts to hold the third Apple Event Rickies in as many months. (If there's not Mac news next week, everyone is in trouble.)
Nov 04, 2020
318: Come On Fe, It's a Qi
Stephen is not here this week, but that doesn't stop the Europeans from discussing headphones, wireless charging, new app updates, and the iPhone 12 Pro.
Oct 28, 2020
317: Captain Flip Flop
Reviews have landed for the iPhone 12 and iPad Air. The trio talk through the coverage, including Federico's iPad Air article. Also: Stephen asks for help with a problem, and Myke is very excited about how gold phones are made.
Oct 21, 2020
316: I Overspeakered Myself
The dust is settling from Apple's iPhone 12 event and out of the haze steps a Keynote Chairman. Also discussed: MagSafe's return and trustworthy friends.
Oct 14, 2020
315: The Rickies (October 2020)
In the blink of an eye, another round of Rickies is here, this time for Apple's October event.
Oct 07, 2020
314: The Jeremies (Fall 2020)
Apple is on the verge of releasing new emoji, so it is time for Federico to try to guess their names.
Sep 30, 2020
313: Trojan Horse in My Phone
Federico is using Base64 to make wallpapers, Myke's iPad mini is out of space and Stephen is upset about Apple's new GMT watch face. Also discussed: what iOS 14 is doing to our home screens and what others are doing with widgets.
Sep 23, 2020
312: How September It Would Be
The Rickies and Flexies have been judged. There is a winner and a loser. A donation has been made. What's inside an avocado has been discovered. That, and a lot more this week as the guys unpack Apple's September 15th event.
Sep 16, 2020
311: The Rickies (September 2020)
Apple has announced an event for next week, so the guys deleted everything in their show planning document to make room for their Picks, Rickies and Flexies. Also: Federico has reached acceptance, Stephen's plumbing is fixed and Myke has trouble remembering a quote.
Sep 10, 2020
310: Drop of Water in a Desert
September is here, and with it, a new avalanche of Apple rumors. The guys talk about the iPhone 12, new iPads and over-ear headphones. Then, an in-depth conversation about iOS 14's release date and what the future could bring to the Apple Watch.
Sep 01, 2020
309: A Honeycomb of Circuits and Coils
Apple and Epic continue to fight; we continue to have opinions. Wireless chargers continue to be released, but Apple doesn't have an option. iOS betas are appearing at an increasing rate, and Federico has anxiety.
Aug 26, 2020
308: Wocka Wocka; dingdingdingding
Beats is being slowly absorbed by Apple Music, iOS 14 Beta 5 is here and Apple's battle with Epic keeps heating up. Also: Stephen edited something very special and Myke is glad to never talk about Greengate ever again.
Aug 19, 2020
307: You Better Get Ready to Groove
This week, Federico talks about watchOS 7 and Stephen takes the group down a trip of old Apple press releases, causing Myke to be relieved about his Apple Newsroom reading habits. Also: a pre-announcement and some peer-pressure about a purchase.
Aug 12, 2020
306: Big Shoes to Phil
It's been a busy start to August: Myke has LEGO on the way, Phil Schiller has a new job, the 27-inch iMac has been refreshed, and there are details out about third-party mail and browser apps being able to be set as default. The guys also talk through the new betas and their possible future Mac setups.
Aug 05, 2020
305: We Should be Doing the Questioning
This week, Tim Cook is answering to Congress about Apple's App Store policies, and the guys break down his opening statement before getting into what the rest of the year could look like in terms of new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and even Apple TV hardware.
Jul 29, 2020
304: Some Wind is Coming
Stephen is bad at designing polls, Federico has some concerns over the latest iOS 14 betas and apparently Myke likes F1.
Jul 23, 2020
303: Computer Pictures Photo Album
Federico is back from the beach with thoughts about iOS 14's App Library, Stephen has way too many albums in Photos and Myke is going to order some LEGO. All of this is overshadowed by some important news about the show.
Jul 15, 2020
302: Looking Out Across Antarctica
With WWDC in the rearview mirror, Stephen and Myke shift their minds to the future and discuss rumors of the upcoming iPhone 12, changes coming with Apple Silicon Macs and macOS Big Sur.
Jul 08, 2020
301: We Should Be Developers
This week, the guys talk with Jenny Chen, an Apple engineer who works on Apple Pencil software, and Stephen Tonna from Apple's product marketing team about what's new in iPad OS 14, including Scribble and the release’s updated design language. Then, Federico, Myke and Stephen discuss the future of both Apple Arcade and iPhone chargers.
Jul 01, 2020
300: You Cannot Put a Price on Glory
WWDC 2020 is underway, so the time has come to judge The Rickies. After a new Chairman is crowned, the guys do a high-level pass on Apple's OS announcements, as well as what's new with Shortcuts.
Jun 24, 2020
299: The Rickies (Summer 2020)
WWDC is next week, so it's time for the boys' annual picks. Will Stephen keep his title? Has Federico put too much hope in iPadOS improvements? Has Myke learned what it takes to be a winner? This and more, including the introduction of Connected Pro for Relay FM members.
Jun 17, 2020
298: You Bought a Monument
The guys would be sad that have been replaced by AI, but the results are too funny to be upset. Then, Federico has thoughts about ARM Macs, Myke makes a bet with Stephen and rumors of a new iMac are discussed.
Jun 10, 2020
297: Ceiling Fan Research
Myke isn't swayed by the iPad mini faithful, and wonders where Stephen's Apple Pencil went. Then, thoughts on a possible port-less iPhone and what WWDC could bring for macOS.
Jun 03, 2020
296: Gandalf Shot First
Stephen keeps trying to make #GreenGate a thing, Federico has a new friend and Myke has large lungs. Then, an in-depth conversation about what should come next for Shortcuts.
May 27, 2020
295: Another Italian Interjected
Follow-up. Microsoft has reinvented OpenDoc. A conversation about watchOS 7. Follow-up. Microsoft has reinvented OpenDoc. A conversation about watchOS 7. Follow-up. OpenDoc. watchOS 7. Are you getting it? These are not three separate episodes ... this is one episode, and we're calling it "Another Italian Interjected."
May 20, 2020
294: Software, Firmware, Situation, Update
Stephen's iPhone screen is turning green. Myke turns down the opportunity to host a Round Robin of weird WWDC predictions, then Federico tries to answer a Zoom call. Then, a discussion of the rumored AirPods Studio and file formats within DEVONthink.
May 13, 2020
This week, Stephen identifies some adaptors, while Federico is in search of answers and Myke butts in about something else. Then, a discussion of WWDC 2020, and what they guys would like to see in terms of home screen widgets on the iPhone and iPad.
May 06, 2020
292: M’Duck
The trio gives a math lesson before follow-up on the Magic Keyboard and iPhone SE. Then, our plans for WWDC.
Apr 29, 2020
291: The Scrooge McDuck of Computers
Myke and Federico share their impressions of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro and Stephen reveals the number of items in his collection and the group announces The Hackett Number — the computers-per-capita figure for Stephen's household.
Apr 22, 2020
290: You Strike Me as a Wheel Guy
Federico rejects a new iPhone charging solution, Myke opens a new store and Stephen passes a collection basket to add a set of wheels to his Mac Pro. Then, the three talk about the new iPhone SE.
Apr 15, 2020
289: Let Me Remember My Opinion
This week, Myke talks about a sale on Cinema Displays, then the guys move on discuss Federico's recent iPad article on modularity, the possibilities of widgets in iOS 14 and Stephen's Mac Madness winner and picks.
Apr 08, 2020
288: The God of Beginnings, Gates, Transitions and Duality
Mac Madness is down to the final two machines, and Myke explains why it is all Stephen's fault. Then, Federico takes everyone on a tour of high-resolution audio apps for the iPhone and iPad ... which are all *wild.* Lastly, we check the temperature of the room on Apple's Dark Sky acquisition.
Apr 01, 2020
287: Rub a Dub Dub, My Friend
The early reviews of the 2020 iPad Pro and new MacBook Air are in, and Myke treats the group with an unboxing experience. Federico asks the world for help, while Stephen is bringing joy — and pain — to the Mac community. Also, our impressions of iOS 13.4 and some media we're enjoying while being stuck at home.
Mar 25, 2020
286: The iPad G4
Apple has announced new iPad Pros with a new keyboard and trackpad case, as well as the addition of cursor support in iOS 13.4. Myke takes it for a spin as Federico waits for his download to finish. Then, a tour of Apple's updated Macs and Stephen's new project, Mac Madness.
Mar 18, 2020
285: How Much RAM is in These Potatoes?
Federico gives a status report about life in Italy, then Stephen tries to cheer people up by talking about the HomePod. After that fails, Myke tells a story and the gang wade through a sea of iOS 14 rumors, including stories on iMessage, PencilKit, iOS wallpaper apps and more.
Mar 11, 2020
This week, Federico makes a change, Stephen buys a domain and Myke cancels a future live show, pending Apple's decision on WWDC.
Mar 04, 2020
283: Doing the Dance Again
Myke and Federico discuss the difficulties of connecting HomeKit to the internet, consider better solutions for iPad multitasking, feel disappointment for the Files app, and see what their boy Buffet is up to.
Feb 26, 2020
282: Three HomePods Too Late
Stephen shares a prepared statement. Myke suggests some games and Federico envisions a March iPad Pro event. Also: more Qi chargers have come on the market and a discussion about the HomePod's future.
Feb 19, 2020
281: Oligarch Modder Community
Stephen and Myke launch new careers as iPhone designers and Federico keeps refreshing Apple Music. Also: Swift Playgrounds on the Mac, Apple News+ and a few things we are currently enjoying.
Feb 12, 2020
280: Peanut Butterpeanut Butterpeanut Butter
This week, most of the show document got shredded as a bunch of breaking news took place during recording. iOS 13.4 is bringing a bunch of changes, Mac Catalyst could become more useful and universal apps are coming to the Mac. When not breaking news, Federico shares a sad story, Myke reads a tweet about bread and Stephen struggles with how to edit the episode.
Feb 05, 2020
279: Like, Zero Bubbles
This week, the gang reflects on the iPad 10th's birthday, complains about Google AMP and then reviews Fantastical 3.
Jan 29, 2020
278: Honey for my Ears
This week, Phillr gets an update, iCloud encryption is in the news and Federico shows off his home screens. Also: rumors of a new Smart Keyboard, the possibility of Apple making its own podcasts and a bunch of creepy — yet soothing — whispering.
Jan 22, 2020
277: Good Luck Not Waking up the Entire Building
After working out what the award should be for the two Chairman spots, the boys ponder the future of the iPad Pro's accessories and the holes on the back of the rack-mounted Mac Pro. Then, Myke provides a tour of CES.
Jan 15, 2020
276: Symbiosis, Osmosis, Whatever
The boys kick off 2020 with a lot of follow-up including clarifying what being a Chairman means, a challenge for the Upgradies and a debate about the iPad Air, then conversations about LaunchCuts and Twitter's iPad app.
Jan 08, 2020
275: The Rickies (Early 2020)
Federico, Myke and Stephen review their predictions for 2019 and a new Chairman is named before everyone makes their choices for 2020, including the Risky Picks. Also, one of them gets a very special delivery during the show.
Jan 01, 2020
274: 2019 in Review: The Date of November Came in September
2019 was a wild year, complete with the death of AirPower, the announcement of iPadOS, the release of the iPhone 11 and the return of the Mac Pro. This week, Stephen, Federico and Myke revisit the headlines that made this year so hectic.
Dec 18, 2019
273: Come on, Guys, Let’s Go to the Station
Stephen and Myke are joined by John Voorhees to talk about the new Mac Pro, then Federico reflects on the 5th anniversary of Shortcuts.
Dec 11, 2019
272: If the Issue Persists, Contact Apple
Apple is handing out awards, and Myke is dealing with the fallout of his TV purchase. Stephen is aware that musicians exist and Federico wants all the 2020 rumors to be true.
Dec 04, 2019
271: You Have a Police Record
There are a lot of iPhone cases to talk about, as well as new information about HomeKit Secure Video and Deep Fusion. One of us bought a TV, but no one here is ordering a Cybertruck.
Nov 27, 2019
270: Best Trees in the Country
Federico and Stephen each attempted to use HomeKit Secure Video, and it didn't go well. Myke is excited about a new folding phone, and the whole crew orders iPhone 11 Pro battery cases before solving many mysteries presented in photos of Apple's new Mac Pro factory.
Nov 20, 2019
269: Read My Email Through My Eyes
There's a new MacBook Pro in town, bringing with it an updated design and a new keyboard, and Apple's rumored AR glasses make everyone feel old. Myke is crowned the Popsocket Enthusiast, Stephen gets an email and Federico explains Toolbox Pro.
Nov 13, 2019
268: Executive Spaghetti
Federico is joined by a better Hackett to talk about Apple's range of earbuds, then Stephen butts in to discuss Adobe's big week and what Apple should do in the wake of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina's buggy releases. Then, they fire the spoiler horn and review "The Morning Show" and "For All Mankind."
Nov 06, 2019
267: Something Stuck in Your Ear
Federico and Myke break down the new features of iOS 13.2 and watchOS 6.1, before giving their first impressions on the AirPods Pro.
Oct 30, 2019
266: What Are You, an Accountant?
Stephen got into an eBay bidding war with someone he knows and Federico helps his friends with Catalina, before coming clean about his new iPhone case. The group also considers Apple's expanding line of audio products and Myke reviews the iMac Pro.
Oct 23, 2019
265: What Are You, a Dictionary?
Apple has revealed its new emoji set, so it is time for Federico to guess their names as Stephen and Myke listen and keep score. After that, Myke shares his thoughts about his Galaxy Fold.
Oct 14, 2019
264: Trash Forever
Federico has iCloud issues and Myke has a new phone, but no new computer. Stephen has reviewed macOS Catalina.
Oct 09, 2019
263: Moon Plus Sign Plus Sign
This week, Stephen tells a story about his Apple Watch accomplice, Myke reviews tvOS 13 and Federico explains how Deep Fusion and Capture Outside the Frame work.
Oct 02, 2019
262: The Ghost of Bilateral Charging
There's a lot going on: new iPhones, the new Apple Watch, iOS 13.1, Shortcuts updates and more. That's not to mention the Galaxy Fold, iCloud woes and whatever Amazon has announced.
Sep 25, 2019
261: You Handed Me a Watermelon
The Big Tall Italian Boy is gone, but Stephen and Myke are together in person to review the iPhone XS on its way out the door, discuss reviews of the new iPhones and the Apple Watch Series 5. Then, they explore Apple Arcade and share what they've been playing.
Sep 18, 2019
260: The Most Golden Master
This week, a new Chairman Ricky is named victorious and Apple's new products are discussed, as are the leaks concerning the company's AR headset plans.
Sep 11, 2019
259: The Rickies (Fall 2019)
Myke, Federico and Stephen complete their annual tradition of making predictions before Apple's iPhone event, this time with a new name: The Rickies.
Sep 04, 2019
258: Technically iOS 13
Federico's back just in time for Apple to release the first beta of iOS 13.1 He, Stephen and Myke get into what this could mean for Apple's upcoming busy season before discussing the changes Apple has made to its Siri grading program.
Aug 28, 2019
257: Relay FM Family Feud
Live in San Francisco, Stephen and Myke are joined by Jason Snell and nearly 20 other Relay FM hosts to celebrate the network's 5th anniversary by playing a game of Family Feud, with answers provided by over 3,000 podcast listeners. That, and a round of co-founder company trivia. Also, trophies.
Aug 23, 2019
256: Switch On
After Myke breaks the news about his back, he and Stephen undertake their annual tradition of #RelayQA.
Aug 14, 2019
255: Addicted to the Thrill of Cyber Crime
Federico is just a pile of recurring automations now, so Myke and Stephen discuss the rollout of Apple Card and the macOS bounty program, before a dive into FileMaker's history and recent rebranding and a discussion of moving on from the Apple Watch.
Aug 07, 2019
254: Hot Salt
Stephen is back from repairing Macs and ruined the intro. Federico explains what's going on with iOS 13 Beta 5, and Myke is excited about the second coming of the Galaxy Fold. Then, the guys discuss Apple's Q3 results.
Jul 31, 2019
253: Jeff Would Absolutely Destroy Me
Federico and Myke are interested in expanding their smart home devices, wondering if Apple will buy a chunk of Intel, and considering the possible new features of the iPhone 11.
Jul 24, 2019
252: Full Oracle Mode
Federico has concerns about dummy units of the next iPhone. Stephen is troubled by the icon used for Software Update in macOS. Both of them receive a visit from a mystic being named Myke. Oh, and it's World Emoji Day!
Jul 17, 2019
251: The Worrier Warrior
Myke has a story about the beach, Federico has a plan for NFC stickers, and Stephen has some thoughts on this week's MacBook news.
Jul 10, 2019
250: Tonight Will Be in the Future
Federico reminds everyone that it's okay to not have strong feelings about Jony Ive leaving Apple, while Stephen feels tempted by iOS 13. Meanwhile, Eddy Cue talks about rumors of Tim Cook meddling with Apple TV+ scripts and Project Catalyst continues to make news.
Jul 03, 2019
249: Federighi Snapped His Fingers
Myke resumes his role as the tvOS guy and Federico's Memoji have all been killed. Apple's Public Betas have arrived, as have new rumors of a future small iPhone. Stephen preaches the good news of Carbon.
Jun 26, 2019
248: There Will Be Consequences
Federico and Stephen are joined by David Sparks to talk about the state of Apple's current betas, the updated Files and Shortcuts apps and the ever-growing system of rules that form Connected's drafts.
Jun 19, 2019
247: You Never Want the Egg
With the dust settling from WWDC, the boys go through Apple’s major platforms and talk about what they are excited about seeing in these releases.
Jun 12, 2019
246: The Ultimate Dark Mode is a Crash
Live from WWDC in San Jose, Federico, Myke and Stephen review their WWDC predications and prizes are awarded after an intervention. Then, iPadOS, Shortcuts and the Mac Pro are discussed before Federico's surprise is unveiled for the world to see.
Jun 06, 2019
245: Totes Ricky
With less than a week to the WWDC keynote, the guys make their predictions.
May 28, 2019
244: This is Not Propaganda
Myke keeps dropping his phone, Apple keeps releasing new MacBook Pros for Stephen to talk about, and Federico has published a magnum opus on the state of the iPad and iOS 12.
May 22, 2019
243: I Win Money Because It's Green
This week, Federico floats a conspiracy about iTunes, the crew check in on their 2019 predictions, and Myke makes a huge promise before Stephen shares about his Pixel 3a.
May 15, 2019
242: An Incredible Critique of Modern Capitalism
Warren Buffett and Tim Cook star in a new iPhone game, Stephen and Myke tried the official Twitter app for a week and Federico is exporting his notes. Elsewhere, Mark Gurman has reported on iOS 13 and new versions of macOS and watchOS.
May 08, 2019
241: 123 Twitter Client Doesn't Work
Stephen returns order to the podcast after two weeks away, Myke reads some Hex color codes and Federico turns on his hype machine.
May 01, 2019
240: I Got No Time for Automator
The European duo covers the latest in iPad keyboards (and DIY kickstands) before they consider the future of Mac automation and Shortcuts. At the end, Myke is sad about folding phones.
Apr 24, 2019
239: Pizza Trousers
This week, in the absence of adult supervision, Myke and Federico discuss their new favorite time zone app and consider some recent iOS 13 rumors before Ticci talks about what arrived in his mailbox.
Apr 17, 2019
238: Weird Plex, But Okay
Federico has discovered something terrible about his childhood, Stephen had an accident and Myke wants a new TV. After all of that is taken care of, the trio talk about a new iPad case that uses the Magic Keyboard and using macOS as an iPad app.
Apr 10, 2019
237: All the Different Flavors of iCloud
AirPower is dead, Powerbeats Pro are here, Federico is having a good week on Twitter and iCloud Drive deserves some attention from Apple.
Apr 03, 2019
236: Rosencrantz Says
After announcing tickets for their live WWDC show and judging their predictions for Apple's media event and breaking a score between Stephen and Myke, the guys share their impressions of the new AirPods, Apple News+ and more.
Mar 27, 2019
235: Stephen’s Hellish Nightmare of Dates
The boys take some time to mark National Ravioli Day, then dive into Apple's new iPads and iMacs before making predictions for the company's upcoming media event.
Mar 19, 2019
234: Photo Manage Spotify Out of Existence
Stephen introduces his co-hosts to a groundbreaking iPad drawing application, Federico starts a new mini-series and Myke buries the lede concerning Spotify.
Mar 13, 2019
233: AirDrop the Bass
Federico talks about the new MacStories Shortcuts Archive and the guys check in with iOS 12 halfway through its lifecycle.
Mar 06, 2019
232: The Unique Blend of Tattoos and Automation
After skipping follow-up, Myke and Federico try to explain the new USB branding, discuss fingerprint sensors and the merits of Evernote in 2019, and wish for apps that don’t exist (but should).
Feb 27, 2019
231: Dozens of Invisible Footnotes
The boys dive into a sea of rumors after Federico explores San Jose's municipal websites, Myke gives everyone a gift and Stephen returns from a journey.
Feb 20, 2019
230: Here's the Thing About Code Names
Stephen solves a problem that has been plaguing the podcast, Federico has concerns about Apple's rumored news service and Myke is fighting a losing battle with AirPlay 2.
Feb 13, 2019
229: The Year of Stephen
Stephen was right, Angela is gone, Myke has a theory and Federico is automating his TV.
Feb 06, 2019
228: Oh No, Ovo!
Apple and Facebook try to outdo each other in who can have the more terrible week, and Stephen test drives the iPhone XR.
Jan 30, 2019
227: Caveats Ruin People
After Stephen ruins the intro, Federico finally gets around to talking about his second iPad Pro and Myke shares a secret.
Jan 23, 2019
226: The Instagram Secret Society
The boys discuss a bunch of Apple products that may be receiving refreshes after years of neglect, including the iPad mini and iPod touch, then are taught how to edit photos like pros by Tyler Stalman.
Jan 16, 2019
225: The Bear Will Charge You
Stephen, Myke and Federico kick off 2019 with annual predictions, a look at Apple's recent TV moves and the most amazing Shortcut of all time.
Jan 09, 2019
224: 2018 in Review: The Wonder of Everything
A look back at 2018: our predictions and a review of the news that mattered, as well as some that didn't.
Dec 26, 2018
223: Damaged Beyond Delivery
Stephen priced out a MacBook Air, Myke almost got a new iPad stand and Federico reviewed Launch Center Pro 3.
Dec 19, 2018
222: Green Monday, Yellow Wednesday, Purple Thursday
Myke struggles to use Amazon's website, Stephen checks his heartbeat and Federico tinkers with keyboards for the iPad Pro.
Dec 12, 2018
221: Speak the Unspeakable Name
Myke, Federico and Stephen talk about their use of Shortcuts, Apple Music heading to the Amazon Echo and a bit of BREAKING NEWS.
Dec 05, 2018
220: Numeric Professional
Stephen and Federico walk through their new Mac mini setups, then Federico fights with iCloud in Radar #46282145. Please help.
Nov 28, 2018
219: Your Best Friend, Base64
Stephen formalizes a new show segment, Federico is making magic in Shortcuts and Myke has thoughts about picture frames.
Nov 21, 2018
218: My Thumb Is Now Useless
Federico and Myke thoroughly review the iPad Pro and its accessories – while eschewing the typical podcast format.
Nov 14, 2018
217: A Brief Moment in 1995
Federico looks back on his PowerBook 165, Myke sends a tweet and Stephen goes for a drive with Siri. The three also have a conversation about working on the iPad Pro, and how people respond to it.
Nov 07, 2018
216: The Honking Powers the Vehicles
The MacBook Air and Mac mini are alive, and the iPad Pro has taken a big step forward, but progress seems to come with larger price tags. The guys dive into all the news, after Federico reviews New York City.
Oct 31, 2018
215: Live from NYC: A Nightmare Level of Itching
Stephen and Myke are joined by Marco Arment for a live show in New York City. The three talk about the iPhone XR, the iPhones we loved the most, and what Apple could do to make us the happiest after its event next week.
Oct 26, 2018
214: The Californian Idea of Food
Stephen was wrong, and Myke demands an apology before explaining what makes up dust. The FileMaker world is considered, then Federico explains why he thinks the 🍕emoji is wrong. Lastly, Adobe and Palm are both in the news.
Oct 17, 2018
213: Movement of the Dogs
Myke went to Rome, Apple bought a company and Google announced a bunch of new hardware.
Oct 10, 2018
212: NanoHippo
Stephen answered Myke's PopSocket challenge, and Federico attempts to name all of iOS 12.1's new emoji.
Oct 03, 2018
211: That's Enough to Shrink Some Jeans
The guys debate the Mac's future being tied to the quality of Marzipan apps before sharing their impressions of the iPhone XS Max and the Apple Watch Series 4. Some advice on how to listen to the show correctly is also shared.
Sep 27, 2018
210: Cold Feet Apple Blogger
Federico has published his iOS 12 review, and the boys get nerdy talking about Siri Shortcuts and some updated apps before Stephen talks about macOS Mojave's launch.
Sep 19, 2018
209: Secret NBA Training
Federico is sore about coming in second place, but we're all winners, because Apple has new iPhones and Apple Watches. Well, not Federico. He still came in second place.
Sep 13, 2018
208: It’s Ugly and I Want It
New iPhones are just around the corner, so it's time to talk about rumors and solidify predictions.
Sep 05, 2018
207: The Best Easter Egg is You
Stephen struggles with vowels and Federico dreams about buying a Mac mini while Myke ponders the future of the Apple Pencil.
Aug 29, 2018
206: A High Appreciation for Winning
Federico is back from vacation with a list of demands and opinions. Stephen posted a whole bunch of screenshots, and Myke is trying some new things with Twitter.
Aug 22, 2018
205: I Would Suffer Some Injury For Podcasting
Relay FM is four years old, so Stephen and Myke take on a wide range of listener questions about the company, podcasting and beards.
Aug 15, 2018
204: Tennessee Can’t Get Me
Stephen and Myke kick off iPhone and iPad rumor season, then talk through some recent app news and Apple’s cancellation of the App Store Affiliate Program.
Aug 08, 2018
203: Big Fancy Museum Boy
Myke is back, and comes with news of a new household robot, while Stephen reflects on his Macs, both old and new.
Aug 01, 2018
202: It Could Just Be Ghosts
Federico and Stephen are joined by John Voorhees to talk about MacBook Pro throttling, HomePod rumors and answer some listener questions.
Jul 25, 2018
201: An Internal Fortnite
Federico bought an iPod touch, Nest and Instapaper both have new bosses and the world is finally getting the leg emoji it deserves.
Jul 18, 2018
200: An Occupational Hazard
Stephen is joined by Casey Liss and John Voorhees to discuss the 10th anniversary of the App Store, MobileMe's reputation and rumors of a busy fall for Apple's hardware teams.
Jul 11, 2018
199: Make Half of a Change
Myke and Stephen hold an intervention. Federico doesn’t have much to say about MacBook Pro keyboards. All three have hopes and dreams for future Apple audio products.
Jun 26, 2018
198: The Prompt
To celebrate five years of podcasting together, Myke, Federico and Stephen do what they do best: talk about iOS betas, ponder photo management and screw up a round robin.
Jun 20, 2018
197: Retire Hate for Negative Love
Recovered from WWDC, Myke previews his summer's work, Federico shares what he knows about Shortcuts and Stephen gets super nerdy about Dark Mode in macOS Mojave.
Jun 13, 2018
196: Live from WWDC 2018
In this very special live episode, Stephen is joined by Jason Snell and Serenity Caldwell to talk about macOS Mojave and Screen Time before going over the Happy-o-meter results and talking about Shortcuts with Myke and Federico.
Jun 07, 2018
195: A Conference for Liars
The WWDC Happy-o-meter is back! Come along with Stephen, Myke and Federico on a trail of joyful wishes and hopeful dreams.
May 30, 2018
194: Strike a Better Balance
Myke and Federico talk about Spark 2, Castro 3, and Ticci's big article about his "Second Life."
May 23, 2018
193: They Belong to the World Now
The future of third-party Twitter apps looks grim, but is it the end of the road? What makes an upgrade worthy of a price tag? Do class action lawsuits even matter? Should you use AirPods on planes? Does anyone like show descriptions written as hypothetical questions?
May 16, 2018
192: A Man of Movable Structure
This week, Federico is back to join Stephen and Myke to talk about iOS 13, as well as news out of Microsoft Build and Google I/O.
May 09, 2018
191: I'm Expecting to Have Problems
This week, Stephen and Myke chat with John Voorhees about rumored products, dead products and Apple's Q2 results.
May 02, 2018
190: The Robot Should Keep Its Mouth Shut
Federico is gone, but the show had to to go on, so Stephen and Myke talk about the death of Liam, whatever is happening with Flickr and Amazon’s future robotic army.
Apr 25, 2018
189: Nah, Hummus!
Stephen and Myke are still recovering from a trip to Atlanta, and it shows in this discussion of the future of iOS and digital magazines. Federico thankfully saves the episode by sharing some about Drafts 5.
Apr 18, 2018
188: A Better Thing Than a No Thing
Apple has launched a (kinda) new iPhone, discussed the Mac Pro and saved the world. Big week!
Apr 11, 2018
187: On the Edge
This week, the trio ponder the future of Apple's Mac and iOS platforms and explore what merging them may look like before talking about a recent Apple hire.
Apr 04, 2018
186: I Move My Arms Around
The crew is back together, just in time to talk about the big questions around Apple’s education event, Apple Watch rumors and the frustrations of troubleshooting iCloud issues.
Mar 28, 2018
185: The Myke Hurley School of Excellence
Federico has taken over San Jose line watching, so Stephen gets to join Myke to talk about the long-rumored Beatles iPod, laptop cart repair and the eMac.
Mar 21, 2018
184: They Perfected It, Mum
WWDC is announced, Apple acquires a digital magazine service, and Myke and Federico discuss some ‘iOS Little Wonders’, because Stephen is away.
Mar 14, 2018
183: PodStorm
Stephen's family staged a HomePod intervention, Myke names his favorite Apple Watch apps, Apple kills off iTunes LP and Federico has some news.
Mar 07, 2018
182: Wireless Charging Denier
Federico and Myke slander Stephen's good name before talking about iPhone and headphone rumors and Amazon's acquisition of Ring.
Feb 28, 2018
181: Headspaced Against My Will
Federico has a surprise for the group, then goes on to teach about Things 3 before Stephen complains about its repeating task support. In a shocking turn of events, Myke has the need for a Mac app.
Feb 21, 2018
180: Our True Tiny Head Form
We have HomePod opinions, dreams about WWDC and an amazing new t-shirt.
Feb 14, 2018
179: The Tiny Head Pandemic
The boys are joined by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge to talk about a rash of App Store rejections regarding the use of emoji. After that, discussion turns to HomePod reviews and the possibilities of watchOS 5.
Feb 07, 2018
178: The Tiny Head Trend
It's January, so it's time to spin up the iPhone rumor machine, but first Stephen and Federico consider what a "Snow Leopard" iOS release could look like. Lastly, one of them has switched to DuckDuckGo.
Jan 31, 2018
177: Whatever State Asparagus Is Born In
After wading through HomePod and iOS 11.3 news, the boys give a status report on how they're feeling about iOS 11 and High Sierra several months into running the releases.
Jan 24, 2018
176: A Kernel Panic at the Disco
What does the death of Transmit mean for pro apps on the iPad? Should Apple make a laptop that runs iOS? Does Myke understand how hypothetical questions work?
Jan 16, 2018
175: The Devil on my Shoulder
2018 is here, and so is Stephen’s new computer and our predictions for the next year. Also, CES is a thing.
Jan 09, 2018
174: 2017 In Review: I've Been Sitting on That Joke for Months
We grade our predictions for 2017 before setting off on a trip down memory lane of the last twelve months of Apple news.
Jan 02, 2018
173: The Final Robin
Round out 2017 with fake apps and an anti-wishlist.
Dec 19, 2017
172: Shazamalo
Myke was surprised by Apple's Shazam acquisition, Ticci is living that 4K life and Stephen is thinking about an iMac Pro.
Dec 12, 2017
171: Leave it to Stephen
Apple’s had a rough week, Myke’s office is full of assistants and Federico is back with a new task manager and an iPhone X review.
Dec 05, 2017
170: Playing Chicken with Jony Ive
Myke returns with many comments about last week’s show and a surprise Black Friday purchase. Meanwhile, Stephen has installed Windows 10.
Nov 28, 2017
169: Really Regular Nightstand
Stephen is struggling with a lot of things and makes a task management confession, but Federico broke his iPhone X, so it all comes out in the wash. Oh, and Myke is gone, so don’t tell him he was right about the HomePod being delayed.
Nov 22, 2017
168: My Bedroom Has Become a Museum
Control Center is broken, Myke is broken and Spotify is broken.
Nov 14, 2017
167: Dissolving of the Plus Club
We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X.
Nov 07, 2017
166: The Warm Water of Bribery
iPhone X pre-orders are in, and reviews are out. There's drama surrounding both.
Oct 31, 2017
165: Super Easy To Do a Top Case
Back in their respective countries, the boys gather around Skype to discuss an Italian mystery, another failing keyboard, the Pixel 2 XL and iPhone X pre-orders.
Oct 24, 2017
164: My Mother Has a Bunch of Keyboards
Live in Chicago, the boys discuss the Google Home Mini's rough launch, the future of AR at Apple and Federico's baker.
Oct 16, 2017
163: U2 Red
Stephen’s keyboard is disintegrating as Federico explains AirPlay 2, and Sonos and Google have new products out for the holiday season.
Oct 10, 2017
162: Daily Dongle Carry
Federico makes a confession, the trio considers how Apple could improve Do Not Disturb and then Myke forgets how Round Robins work.
Oct 03, 2017
161: A Handbag? Face Cream? A Chainsaw?
Files on iOS 11 is taking shape, and some problems are emerging. Federico gets sad listening to the others talk about their watches, then slowly disappears as Stephen talks about macOS High Sierra.
Sep 26, 2017
160: Things Have Taken a Turn
Federico’s iOS 11 review is done. Stephen has an announcement. Myke makes a confession about his Apple TV remote.
Sep 19, 2017
159: Badman Ears
A day after Apple’s event, the boys come up for air long enough to talk about the most recent firmware leak, the dedication of Steve Jobs Theatre, the iPhone 8 — of course — the iPhone X.
Sep 13, 2017
158: The EchoSystem
Everyone is back, and it’s a good thing, because there’s lots of news: Siri has moved in with Craig, Alexa and Cortana are hanging out and the Apple September event looms large on the horizon.
Sep 05, 2017
157: Your Legacy Chooses You
Federico is back from the Genius Bar and joined by Stephen to discuss Time Machine and iCloud Backups, Apple's push with Swift education and SMS filtering in iOS 11.
Aug 28, 2017
156: Planet of the Podcasts
Myke and Federico discuss Apple's supposed budget for original content, reviews of the Essential Phone, Apple's iOS 11 marketing videos, and Federico's unexpected trip to the Genius Bar.
Aug 21, 2017
155: Desktop Screaming
Myke and Stephen sit down together to talk through a mountain of follow-up, consider Apple’s design options on the next iPhone and revisit App Store subscriptions.
Aug 15, 2017
154: Beta on the Beach
The avalanche of news from the HomePod firmware continues as speculation about the next iPhone becomes more and more sure.
Aug 08, 2017
153: Top-Notch Phone
Stephen is sad about iPods. Federico is happy about iPads. Someone at Apple is probably unhappy about accidental leaks. Just another week.
Aug 02, 2017
152: British Man in a Van with a MacBook
Stephen tries to help Myke with his laptop as The Rock is having a great day with Siri. Then, Federico breaks down Siri changes coming this fall.
Jul 25, 2017
151: The Snapchat of Moving Plastic
Federico is busy chasing turtles, so Myke and Stephen get to talk about Echo rumors, phones you can squeeze, and macOS High Sierra.
Jul 18, 2017
150: The Turtle Anniversary
This week, faces are authenticating phones, iOS 11 is shaming apps for using location data and Federico is hard at work on his review.
Jul 11, 2017
149: Caramel
Will the next iPhone eschew TouchID for facial scanning? Is Stephen keeping his Echo Show? Can Ticci explain CoreML in a way that normal humans can understand?
Jul 04, 2017
148: The Grand Scheme of Screens
The Prompt Curse strikes again! Find out what has been struck down, as Myke and Federico discuss the current state of iOS 11, Ticci’s keyboard woes, reviews of the Echo Show, and ARKit.
Jun 27, 2017
147: I Wish We Could Be Friends in Real Life
This week: HomeKit changes coming in iOS 11, our approaches to running betas and Business Chat in iMessage.
Jun 20, 2017
146: Dubbed Dub Dub Follow Up
Recovering from San Jose, the boys wade through an ocean of follow up, then talk about the new iPads and review Planet of the Apps.
Jun 13, 2017
145: LEGO For Shortcuts
Live from San Jose, the trio talk about the news from a little event known as WWDC.
Jun 06, 2017
144: The Barometer of Happiness
With WWDC just around the corner, the Connected trio share their hopes and dreams for Apple’s keynote.
May 30, 2017
143: Super Sleuthing
Stephen has launched a membership, Apple wants people to switch from Android and future hardware is starting to leak. Then, a roundup of the services we use to keep our companies running smoothly.
May 23, 2017
142: A Trip to Barcelona
Federico has published his iOS 11 wish list, and the group goes deep on what Apple should do with the iPad’s software. Stephen manages to quickly sneak in a confession.
May 19, 2017
141: The Espresso Debacle
The band is back together just in time to talk about Federico's new iPhone case, the Echo Show, Phil Schiller's comments on App Store upgrade pricing and more.
May 09, 2017
140: Elaborate System of Mirrors
Myke is putting wax seals on everything, and Stephen is backing documentaries about antique computing devices. Once that’s finished, the two talk about Apple’s rumored Siri-in-a-Canister product and Amazon’s recent Alexa news.
May 02, 2017
139: Artisanally-Raised, Hand-Crafted Yaks
Casey Liss comes to set Federico straight about Plex in a new segment called Follow-on. Then, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple's recent environmental push, the changes coming to the iTunes Affiliate Program and AppStories, Federico's new podcast and website.
Apr 25, 2017
138: Modern Day Moses
Myke is back. Gurman is back. iPhone rumors and iPad wish lists are back.
Apr 18, 2017
137: Fancy Screwdrivers
With Myke pondering life in the woods, Stephen and Federico talk about Clips and what the Mac and iPad can learn from each other before quizzing each other on their preferred platforms in a battle for eternal nerd glory.
Apr 11, 2017
136: Metaphysical Garbage Disposal
Apple comes clean on what’s going on with the Mac Pro, but Federico still isn’t buying one. Myke gets excited about new Samsung phones and Stephen feels old when thinking about Twitter.
Apr 04, 2017
135: This Might Be Our Fault
Workflow has been purchased by Apple and everyone has feelings about it.
Mar 28, 2017
134: Minimum Viable Keynote
Federico is wandering the wilderness in search of new iPad Pro hardware, so Stephen and Myke break down today’s news before apologizing to everyone.
Mar 21, 2017
133: The Italian Word for Spoon
Apple has a new ad, Casey has an iMac, Ticci watches TV and everyone has workflows.
Mar 14, 2017
132: Fun Conjecture Hour
This week, Stephen talks about a possible iMac Pro while his co-hosts play Zelda. They come back to _round robin_ some things that they find frustrating about working from iOS and the iPad.
Mar 07, 2017
131: The High School Reunion of Phones
This week, Stephen yells at the cloud, Myke gets new emojis and Federico speaks wisdom to the masses.
Feb 28, 2017
130: San Frosé
This week, Stephen and Myke talk about the whirlwind of iPhone rumors and where they keep their data before Myke is joined by a special guest.
Feb 21, 2017
129: Game of Sorrow
This week, Stephen tries something new, Federico talks about camping, and Myke looks forward to a new television show.
Feb 14, 2017
128: Better Pizza and Better Pasta
Myke has caused a chain-reaction of purchases, Stephen talks about the PowerPC transition and Federico tries some apps.
Feb 07, 2017
127: Let's Go to the Theatre, My Dear
Stephen is away on an important mission. He left Myke and Federico behind to discuss the financial decline of Fitbit, and what's missing from iOS 10.3. Myke also has some follow up about sleeping and lightbulbs, and Federico has been observing people.
Jan 31, 2017
126: iPhone ∞
Federico’s back, Stephen is the Mac mini Spokesperson and Myke needs to buy some stuff.
Jan 24, 2017
125: Tiny Adorable Fort
Dan Moren joins Stephen and Myke to follow-up on microblogging, then talk about home assistants, Apple’s television dreams and the Mac mini.
Jan 17, 2017
124: A Bunch of Enterprising Italians
This week, the aging hosts of Connected remember their first reactions to the iPhone and talk about the value of independent blogging.
Jan 10, 2017
123: 2017 Apple Predictions
Myke, Federico and Stephen draft their predictions for Apple’s 2017 before talking a little bit about some resolutions for the new year, tech-related and otherwise.
Jan 04, 2017
122: 2016: Big, Heavy and Vaguely Disappointing
With 2016 (finally) drawing to a close, the Connected trio hop in their time machine and revisit the biggest tech stories of the last 12 months.
Dec 20, 2016
121: Software Update Therapy
AirPods are shipping, Mario needs the Internet and Myke has a story.
Dec 13, 2016
120: Perennial State of Worrying
Federico is back with some new purchases in tow. Stephen published a book. Myke wants more from his Echo. Everyone has wishes for iOS 10.
Dec 06, 2016
119: Tiered Levels of Surprise
This week, Stephen and Myke talk about CNN’s acquisition of Beme before answering questions about Relay FM, self employment and Casey Liss.
Nov 29, 2016
118: Master Transclusion Table
This week Federico and Myke discuss the Google Daydream VR headset, how Instagram is becoming even more like Snapchat, Apple's Holiday ad, the advancement of the iPad Pro, and iA Writer.
Nov 22, 2016
117: A Friend of Your Uncle of Your Cousin
This week, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple's new book, the Touch Bar's potential and Snapchat possibly paving the way for future Apple glasses.
Nov 15, 2016
116: Undead Zombie Echo Fish
Myke is back to talk about dongles. Stephen has opinions about the Mac Pro. Federico is trying a new notes app.
Nov 08, 2016
115: Out in the Real World
This week: Stephen's new MacBook Pro, Federico's new Amazon Echo Dot and the future of everything.
Nov 02, 2016
114: Two and Half Macs
Hello again. The Connected trio have just wrapped up watching Apple’s Mac event and are here to talk about the news and share some first impressions.
Oct 27, 2016
113: Here is Smart Phone
This week, Myke goes to the Apple Store, the group reads Pixel reviews and Federico brings back Weekly Picks.
Oct 18, 2016
112: Make a Little Friendship
This week, the Connected trio tackle iCloud storage limitations, iPhone reviews and changes made to some big iOS apps.
Oct 11, 2016
111: Riding Down a Hill on a Bicycle with Square Wheels
Stephen returns to talk about candles before the trio dive into Google’s new hardware products.
Oct 04, 2016
110: Swimsuits and Sunglasses For Dogs
This week Federico struggles to use the new W1-enabled Beats with his new iPhone 7, Myke shares some thoughts on Snapchat Spectacles, and Stephen is away so the Europeans join Snapchat on-air.
Sep 27, 2016
109: A Notable Apple Hisssssstorian 📱🐍
It’s a busy week at Connected HQ: cyclists are drowning, iPhones are hissing and macOS Sierra is shipping.
Sep 20, 2016
108: Confusion as a Discovery Mechanism
iOS 10 is here, and Federico has written the definitive review of it.
Sep 13, 2016
107: Bathtub Full of Espresso
Stephen and Federico walk through Apple's September 7 event.
Sep 08, 2016
106: Running in Gucci Shoes
With a week to go before Apple’s fall event, the Connected Trio gather from their respective lands to discuss the possibilities of new Apple Watch models, new Macs and Apple’s situation in Ireland.
Aug 30, 2016
105: What Does Done Mean?
Federico’s back, so the power of The Prompt Curse has been restored. Picturelife is dead, Ping is in headlines and iOS 10 is closer than ever.
Aug 26, 2016
104: Our Anniversary Birthday
On the second anniversary of Relay FM, Myke and Stephen (who is suffering from a terrible case of laryngitis) talk about iPhone rumors before answering questions about the podcast network.
Aug 18, 2016
103: No Such Thing as a Sticker Emergency
Before Federico heads to the beach for many months of vacation, the guys talk about iPad keyboards, Dropbox Paper and Instagram Stories before answering listener questions.
Aug 08, 2016
102: Zwidge
This week: new iPad keyboards, old ways of listening to music and a lot of emoji talk.
Aug 02, 2016
101: Best Represent Pineapple
In a stunning break with tradition, Connected tackles the multi-iPad lifestyle and photo management in this week's episode.
Jul 26, 2016
100: Tepid Takes
On the centennial episode of Connected, the crew covers #TicciMentee program applications, checks out Scrivener for iOS and considers iOS 10's widgets and privacy features.
Jul 19, 2016
99: European Exotic
For episode 99, listener Nathan sent in the best follow-up of all time. After that, the boys talk about Stephen's PowerBooks, Myke's two-factor authentication pains and Federico's new line of work.
Jul 14, 2016
98: My Brain is Cruising eBay at Night
This week, Federico was late to the show so Stephen got to talk about Hackintoshes before the new beta of iOS 10 dropped and rocked the Europeans to their core.
Jul 05, 2016
97: 70% Optimistic
Federico's back, to talk about iOS 10 and Messages while Stephen gets sad about his Thunderbolt Display.
Jun 28, 2016
96: Simplified the Paradigm
With post-WWDC flu raging throughout Europe, most of the Connected crew talks about the winners and losers of WWDC including watchOS, macOS Sierra and the iPad.
Jun 21, 2016
95: RelayCon WWDC 2016
The Relay FM family comes together in San Francisco to discuss the WWDC announcements in front of a live audience.
Jun 14, 2016
94: I Have No Idea When WWDC Is
This week, our WWDC predictions take a back seat to major changes coming to the App Stores.
Jun 08, 2016
93: The Funky Honeycomb
The team catches up on pre-WWDC rumors concerning MacBook Pros, the Apple TV and Siri.
May 31, 2016
92: My Relationship with the Status Bar
This week Federico takes Myke on a tour of his experience with Android.
May 24, 2016
91: Developer Festival
The boys talk about Google’s I/O announcements and Federico drops a bombshell.
May 19, 2016
90: A Set of Unlucky Coincidences
Stephen’s collected all the iMacs, there’s a new shirt and things are happening with Apple Music. Pretty normal week.
May 10, 2016
89: The People v. Myke Hurley
Stephen is back with an assignment for Federico and Myke, but first: changes come to Withings, auto-correct and Apple Music.
May 03, 2016
88: The Perception of Trouble
With Stephen away hunting iMacs, Federico and Myke discuss Apple's earnings report for Q2 2016.
Apr 27, 2016
87: Ticci on the Scene
A sleep-deprived Myke joins Federico and Stephen to talk about WWDC, new MacBooks and App Store search.
Apr 19, 2016
86: A Tangerine in my Trunk
This week, Myke speaks about his two-iPad setup, Federico discusses his Telegram usage and Stephen interviews Kristen Gallerneaux from The Henry Ford Museum about their working Apple I.
Apr 12, 2016
85: Pokédex of iMacs
Myke is back, and has a surprise for Stephen and Federico. After they recover, the trio talk about the current state of home automation and the iMac’s place in the world.
Apr 05, 2016
84: House of Cards Meets Xcode
This week, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple's new push into content, iOS 9.3 woes and the purpose of beta testing.
Mar 29, 2016
83: It Looked Like a Liam
In the aftermath of Apple’s iPhone SE and iPad Pro event, the boys assemble to talk the news, Stephen’s growing army of iMac G3s and Apple’s naming struggles.
Mar 22, 2016
82: All Things Pizza
Federico weighs in on the great pineapple pizza debate, then the conversation moves to Android N, the future of the Mac and iOS text editors.
Mar 15, 2016
81: Don't be scared, Myke. Go on.
This week Myke and Federico share a potpourri of topics including FlexBright, malware creeping in to BitTorrent clients, Workflow, and rich text. Federico then covers the current state of text editors on iOS.
Mar 08, 2016
80: I'm Like a Butterfly
This week, Myke and Federico console Stephen over the Mac mini before discussing Siri and the next version of iOS.
Mar 01, 2016
79: We Didn't Stream Live and There Was No Showbot
The whole gang is back this week to discuss Stephen’s semi-smart watch, Federico’s annual iPad checkup and more.
Feb 24, 2016
78: The Nostalgia of the Underdog
This week, Federico and Myke discuss the Amazon Echo, Tim Cook’s letter to the FBI and Apple executives on The Talk Show.
Feb 17, 2016
77: This Feels Like Therapy To Me
This week, Federico and Stephen discuss the culture surrounding app updates and answer some listener questions.
Feb 09, 2016
76: Dreaming is Enough
This week, Stephen and Federico talk about Stephen's 20th Anniversary Mac, Airmail, Federico's new NAS and the iPad Air 3.
Feb 02, 2016
75: Explosion of Glue and Colors
This week, the Connected crew talk about Myke’s new security system, on the Apple TV, iPhone 5se rumors, Garageband and Crashlands.
Jan 26, 2016
74: Orange Light, Blue Light
This week in the warm glow of Night Shift, the boys talk about Federico and Stephen’s recent forays into video editing on iOS and the Mac.
Jan 19, 2016
73: Capital D for the Big Smile
This week, the boys dive into iOS 9.3 with the help of Fraser Speirs.
Jan 12, 2016
72: What's a Heart, Really?
This week, the boys talk about how Apple could differentiate the next big iPhone and check back in on iOS 9 after several months of daily usage.
Jan 05, 2016
71: 2015 Year in Review
Here at the end of the year, the boys take a look back at the news and stories of 2015.
Dec 29, 2015
70: TicciDo
This week, people are nose tapping, Dropbox is sunsetting and Myke is colo(u)ring.
Dec 18, 2015
69: Snoozepocalypse
Gathered in mourning over Mailbox and Carousel, Federico, Myke and Stephen wallow their way through some follow-up and Apple’s latest accessories.
Dec 08, 2015
68: The Opposite of Perfect
This week, Stephen and Federico talk about the Mac App Store, iCloud Photo Library and (sigh) iPhone 7 rumo(u)rs.
Dec 01, 2015
67: Being in Charge of a Space Rocket
This week, Federico talks about how he is changing his automation workflows with 1Writer and Workflow, and Myke talks about his Apple Pencil review.
Nov 24, 2015
66: I'm Holding a Billboard
This week, the guys talk about their iPad Pros and what the device means for the future.
Nov 17, 2015
65: The iPad Pro Review
Federico talks to Myke and Stephen about the iPad Pro.
Nov 11, 2015
64: We Hugged a Lot
Whilst Stephen is away tinkering with his new Android phone, Federico and Myke are here to talk about Twitter's change from 'faves' to 'likes', Sunrise becoming part of Outlook, Apple TV apps, and what happened when your european hosts met for the first time.
Nov 04, 2015
63: The App Is Named App
This week, Stephen is questioned about his growing Apple collection, Myke wonders why he bought an Apple TV and Federico ponders his iPad future.
Oct 27, 2015
62: Siri Like the Butler
This week, Stephen and Federico talk about iWork, Notes and HomeKit before being greeted by Federico's plumber.
Oct 20, 2015
61: The Confidence to go Gold
This week, Federico butchers many languages and uses a smaller phone, Myke orders a new iMac and Stephen gets upset about hard drives.
Oct 13, 2015
60: Driving on a Vespa in a Landscape of Pastel Colors
This week on Connected: Apple’s new Watch ads, cell phone carries and the return of #ConnectedQA.
Oct 06, 2015
59: Built for Experimentation
This week, the guys talk about their new iPhones, 3D Touch and El Capitan.
Sep 29, 2015
58: Wake up in a Gentle Mood
This week on Connected: the birth of follow-in, more thoughts on iPad Pro apps and a discussion of the new Apple TV.
Sep 22, 2015
57: Every Time a Gentleman
With Myke chilling in Portland, Stephen and Federico talk through the iPad Pro and Club MacStories.
Sep 15, 2015
56: My Feeling About This is That I'm Jealous
On the eve of the Apple event, the boys talk about the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s new Twitter account, the state of rumors and MacStories’ Slack workflow.
Sep 08, 2015
55: Whatever it's Called This Week
This week, the guys take a look at the growing number of Apple TV rumors.
Sep 01, 2015
54: Tim is the New Cook
This week, the band is reunited as Federico returns to discuss the iPad Pro and humans in the real world.
Aug 25, 2015
53: Go Down the Pole and Run to the Fire
This week, Stephen and Myke are joined by David Sparks to talk about Relay FM’s first anniversary, the MacBook and the Apple Music Festival.
Aug 18, 2015
52: Random Pressure Lottery
This week, Federico returns to discuss Force Touch on the iPhone with Stephen and Myke, then the trio discuss the upcoming iOS 9 review on MacStories.
Aug 11, 2015
51: Ironic Heartbeats
This week: the end of iCloud Drive follow-up, the start of Stephen’s independent life, a super-late Apple Watch review and the return of “weekly” picks.
Aug 04, 2015
50: The Edition Episode
On the golden anniversary of Connected, the crew sits down to talk about Apple Pay in the UK, Apple News and RSS before sharing a little about how they write articles and prepare for podcasts.
Jul 28, 2015
49: The Year of Now For You
This week, the Connected gang talk about the iOS 9 beta, new iPods and what the future may hold for the iPad.
Jul 23, 2015
48: Vast Emptiness of Nothing
This week, Stephen and Myke discuss Apple Pay coming to the U.K., NASA’s imagery of Pluto and Twitter’s iOS apps before Myke quizzes Stephen about his backup strategy.
Jul 14, 2015
47: Bingo Machine for Schedules
This week, the guys talk about Stephen “going indie,” Apple Music, and Federico’s second Apple Watch.
Jul 08, 2015
46: It’s Not a Feature; It’s a Feeling
This week, the Connected crew is reunited to talk about Stephen’s trip to space, Federico’s iOS 9 review, and Apple Music.
Jul 02, 2015
45: I'm Afraid of Snakes
This week Federico and Myke are joined by David Smith to talk about how WWDC felt for developers, the effect of a public beta for iOS, reminders on iOS 9, and Taylor Swift.
Jun 23, 2015
44: Ignorance By Design
This week the Europeans are going it alone to talk about the new iOS Notes app, iOS 9 on the iPad, Editorial 1.2, and whether WatchKit should have existed.
Jun 16, 2015
43: We Should Start a Bank Rumours Website
(Mostly) live from San Francisco, the guys talk about all things WWDC 2015, including new versions of OS X and iOS, improvements to the iPad and the introduction of Apple Music.
Jun 10, 2015
42: Intellectual Ambiguity
This week, Stephen and Myke talk to Russell Ivanovic about Google Photos and then go on to make their WWDC predictions.
Jun 02, 2015
41: Seven Minutes of Empty Exercise
This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen follow-up on a bunch of various topics before discussing Spotify, Flipboard and Jony Ive’s new job title.
May 26, 2015
40: Nose Scrolling: I Do Not Condone This
This week the Europeans are joined by Sam Soffes to follow up on Redacted for Mac, before discussing Federico's thoughts on the Apple Watch.
May 19, 2015
39: All Fancy and 2.0
This week, the guys talk about the state of the Mac App Store and share their hopes and dreams for iOS 9.
May 12, 2015
38: June is the New Christmas
This week, the Europeans and Stephen are joined by Christina Warren to discuss Microsoft’s move in the mobile space and how it relates to iOS. Then, they talk about third-party Apple Watch bands and what Apple could do with Beats Audio.
May 05, 2015
37: Artisanal Emoji
This week, the boys break down Apple’s Q2 results and walk with Myke as he spends a day with Apple Watch.
Apr 28, 2015
36: My Technique, but in France
This week, Federico, Stephen and Myke discuss Apple Watch shipments, search on Android, Chrome on iOS and music on the go.
Apr 21, 2015
35: The Popsicle Rumor
This week, the boys are joined by Jason Snell to talk about, then wrap up “Becoming Steve Jobs.”
Apr 14, 2015
34: Crazy Uncle Figure
With Myke back from vacation, the trio returns to action to discuss MacBook and Apple Watch reviews before tackling “Becoming Steve Jobs."
Apr 09, 2015
33: The RoboCop of Apple Watches
This week, Stephen and Federico are joined by David Smith to talk about Tim Cook and WatchKit apps.
Apr 01, 2015
32: I Misplaced That Civil War
This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico talk about some Italian history, TeleText’s current state in Sweden and then answer listener questions.
Mar 24, 2015
31: They're My Clapping Phones
This week, the boys talk about Apple Watch apps, Force Touch Trackpads, the Apple Store and Apple’s past (and possible future) moves in television. Oh, and Teletext.
Mar 17, 2015
30: To America and Back
On the heels of Apple’s Spring Forward event, the boys talk about Federico’s trip to San Francisco, the new MacBook, the Apple Watch and more.
Mar 11, 2015
29: I Do Love a Good Launch Partner
This week, Federico, Myke and Stephen revisit their thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus and many other things before moving onto March’s Apple Watch event and Federico’s recent health article.
Mar 03, 2015
28: The Color of Myke's Eyes
This week, the boys discuss the iOS setup process and the possibly-confusing nature of the Apple Watch’s multiple variations before Stephen and Federico share their thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus.
Feb 24, 2015
27: Jony Magic Table
This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen cover Jony Ive, Project Titan and iOS extensions.
Feb 18, 2015
26: I Disagree with Myself
This week, the guys talk about Sunrise, ChromeOS, and Tim Cook’s remarks at the Goldman Sachs Conference.
Feb 11, 2015
25: The Microsoft of Ourselves
To celebrate the show’s silver anniversary, the boys talk about Stephen’s shownote museum, Myke’s Mac Pro and Federico’s iPad Air 2.
Feb 04, 2015
24: A Whole Website in the Palm of Your Hand
Five years later, Federico, Myke and Stephen re-visit Steve Jobs’ announcement of the original iPad.
Jan 27, 2015
23: Total Dude, with His Surface Hub
This week Federico and Myke talk about Windows 10, Windows Holographic and unsubscribing from web services. The boys also consider the effect that old browsers are having on the show.
Jan 21, 2015
22: Mac Skills, iOS Skills, and Myke
This week, the Europeans and Stephen discuss some follow-up then move on to some fake Blackberry news, smartwatch companion apps and RSS.
Jan 14, 2015
21: 50% my Duty
To ring in 2015, the boys spend some time with weird old browsers, Hackintoshes, the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air and Federico’s attempts to reinvent his nerd life.
Jan 07, 2015
20: The Illusion of Choice
At the end of 2014, Stephen and Myke reflect on what proved to be a wild year in technology.
Dec 30, 2014
19: Click on the Blue E
This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico tackle a mountain of listener questions and are cast in ‘Connected: The Motion Picture.’
Dec 23, 2014
18: Conceptually Sad
This week, the boys talk about photo management, iOS workflows and smart watches. Shocking, right?
Dec 17, 2014
17: On Principle, I Shunned These Ideas
This week, Federico, Myke and what’s left of Stephen discuss some Evernote follow-up, recent App Store drama and what’s going on with Twitter clients.
Dec 10, 2014
16: Spinning Down This Rolodex
Stephen, Myke and Federico discuss accents, social networks, web browsers and the Today widget fiasco. Myke has a headache again.
Dec 03, 2014
15: Poster Child for Power Apps
This week, the boys are back to discuss Federico’s use of a remote Mac mini for weird tasks and Stephen’s new Pebble before debating Twitter’s new App Graph.
Nov 26, 2014
14: The Old Mac Paladin
This week, Myke escaped. Federico and Stephen talk about Twitter and WatchKit, then debate productivity for a while before realizing the irony of it.
Nov 19, 2014
13: Dig Up an App
This week, Stephen explains Net Neutrality to the Europeans, Myke explains YouTube Music and why Evernote Context doesn’t bother him before Federico explains how bit rot in the App Store makes him sad.
Nov 12, 2014
12: Come Grocery Shopping With Me
This week Federico and Myke talk a *little* about photo storage solutions, before discussing the widgets in their Today Views, what's on Federico's iPad home screen and his impressions of the iPad Air 2.
Nov 05, 2014
11: Ruining Lives With Perspective
This week, after saving Greenland, Federico, Stephen and Myke compare and contrast what’s on their iPhone home screens.
Oct 29, 2014
10: An Italian Stephen
This week, the boys discuss the ever-expanding iPad line and Stephen yells about Yosemite.
Oct 22, 2014
9: A War of Semantics
This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen debate what’s after the Post-PC era, the future of the iPad and Federico’s true feelings about OS X.
Oct 15, 2014
8: Squidges
Stephen and Myke revisit the Twitter and Health apps, then discuss the current state of iOS 8, the Pebble’s future and Apple’s upcoming press event.
Oct 08, 2014
7: A Briefcase Full of Kbase
This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico talk about Paris, Apple’s busted Health App, the death (and rebirth) of the Camera Roll and Twitter apps.
Oct 01, 2014
6: The Divine Comedy of Homescreens
This week Federico expands upon his iOS 8 coverage and Myke talks about his new iPhone 6 Plus.
Sep 23, 2014
5: Nothing Was Sacred
This week, Federico and Stephen discuss iOS 8 and some of their favorite things developers are doing with it.
Sep 17, 2014
4: Stabbed by a Glass Corner
This week, the boys tackle the new iPhones, Apple Pay and Apple’s entry into the wearable market with Apple Watch.
Sep 10, 2014
3: Double Secret Briefing Area
Jason Snell joins Stephen and Myke to discuss Apple’s upcoming September 9th event.
Sep 03, 2014
2: The Pasta and The Pizza and The Sauce
This week, Federico, Myke and Stephen follow up on the history of the iPod, then discusses software and hardware that are helping them get in better shape.
Aug 27, 2014
1: Mindset of 2001
Federico, Myke and Stephen discuss the origin and evolution of the iPod.
Aug 18, 2014