After a week-long Thanksgiving hiatus, we return with a drone-heavy episode covering the coolness of Amazon’s new delivery initiative and its many possible doomsday scenarios. Plus our thoughts on Jessica Lessin’s premium (and pricey) new tech publication, a “review” of the Retina iPad mini, and a discussion about messaging apps. Bonus points if you listen past the ending music for our first “after dark” shenanigans.
This week, Mike Wehner (@mikewehner) of TUAW joins Eric and Micah for a smorgasbord of amazingness. We talk about the PS4 launch, impending Xbox One launch, and the problems ailing Nintendo’s Wii U, followed by a scathing rant about Bloomberg and ridiculous Apple rumors. To top it all off, we end with a world first: an audio unboxing of Mike’s brand new PlayStation 4.
This week, Eric and Micah ponder what could be inside the mysterious barge Google is building in the San Francisco Bay. We also discuss Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Apple’s Q4 earnings, Fantastical 2, and paying for app updates.
There are some products that are great, and then there are some that just hit that elusive sweet spot. Last week, I picked up the newest version of the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display (rMBP), Apple’s latest and greatest laptop. Here are the specs of the mid range model ($1499):
- 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- 8GB of RAM
- 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
- Intel Iris Graphics
- Nine hour battery life
- 802.11ac WiFi, 3.46 pounds, 0.71 inches thick
Mark Gurman, Senior Editor at 9to5Mac, joins Eric and Micah for a huge show of Apple analysis and opinions. Of course we cover all the announcements from Tuesday’s big Apple event – OS X Mavericks, iLife & iWork, new Mac hardware, and the new iPads – followed by a discussion about Apple’s future plans for 2014 and beyond, including the rumoured iWatch and the mythical Apple TV.
Eric and Micah are joined by Alex Heath of Cult of Mac to discuss a big week of Apple news. We talk Apple hiring Angela Ahrendts as their new head of retail, next week’s iPad event, iPhone 5C sales, Google being creepy again, Godzilla, Justin Timberlake, and a whole lot more. Plus we ponder the most important question of all — tucked or untucked?
Apple has sent out invites for an event on October 22, its second event in as many months. CE: The Magazine reported the date and details of the upcoming event the day after the first get-together. But far be it from us to gloat.