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  • 97: ‘Copious Software Projects’, With Guy English

    Oct 10, 2014, 11:30 am By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Guy English returns to the show to talk about iOS 8 quality concerns, and whether Apple’s annual software cycle is stretching the company too thin. Then things devolve into a bitter argument over the merits of file name extensions.
  • 96: ‘The Edition Edition’, With Ben ‘Bengate’ Thompson

    Sep 28, 2014, 2:58 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Ben Thompson joins the show for an Apple Watch discussion: what it’ll cost, what it’ll do, how it will be sold, and more. Other topics include “Bend-gate”, Apple’s growing prowess in mobile chip design, and Derek Jeter.
  • 95: ‘Twenty-One Thousand Words’, With Rene Ritchie

    Sep 19, 2014, 10:15 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest: Rene Ritchie. Topics: What else? The iPhones 6, iOS 8, and last week’s special event at the Flint Center in Cupertino.
  • 94: ‘Very Few Outhouses Anymore’, With Jason Snell

    Sep 8, 2014, 4:46 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Jason Snell joins the show on the cusp of Apple’s September 9 event, where the company will purportedly introduce two new iPhones and a breakthrough wearable device. Topics include the purpose and advantages of a 5.5-inch iPhone, why only the…
  • 93: ‘Toner-Perfect Design’, With Craig Hockenberry

    Aug 29, 2014, 4:28 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Speculation on the purportedly-imminent new 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones, and the rise of adaptive user interface layout and design on iOS. @3x, here we come.
  • 92: ‘That New Laptop Smell’, With Joanna Stern

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:00 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include Joanna’s recent review of over 20 laptops; the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone; why Windows Phone is still struggling to gain traction; the role of Microsoft Office in today’s world; and speculation on Apple’s upcoming iPhone event.
  • 91: ‘BlackBerry Is Still Technically in Business’, With Dan Frommer

    Aug 12, 2014, 6:55 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include speculation — seriously, just speculation — on Apple’s purported upcoming wrist wearable thing, Apple’s fall event schedule, polarized sunglasses, market share in the post-PC era, and Beats’s integration into Apple (including a clever…
  • 90: ‘Jamming More RAM in for Free’, With John Moltz

    Jul 28, 2014, 12:20 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include Apple's quarterly results, how much Apple's cable and peripheral prices contribute to the popular conception that their products are "expensive", presbyopia and large-screen phones, and more.
  • 89: ‘Cat Pictures’, With Marco Arment (Side 2)

    Jul 19, 2014, 8:00 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include the design and development of Marco’s new iOS podcast player, Overcast, custom UI fonts, the difficulty of low-level audio programming, and pricing strategy — with digressions on U.S. politics and other non-controversial subjects.
  • 88: ‘Cat Pictures’, With Marco Arment (Side 1)

    Jul 19, 2014, 8:00 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include the design and development of Marco’s new iOS podcast player, Overcast, custom UI fonts, the difficulty of low-level audio programming, and pricing strategy — with digressions on U.S. politics and other non-controversial subjects.
  • 87: ‘Free Alcoholic Beverages’, With Ben Thompson

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:40 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include Samsung getting pinched from Apple on the high end and Xiaomi (at least in China) on the low end, Android and the importance of software differentiation, wearable devices, and more.
  • 86: ‘Diddling Your Feeds’, With Dave Wiskus

    Jun 30, 2014, 10:44 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include the new look and feel in OS X Yosemite (10.10), Google’s new “Material Design” look and feel for Android, smartwatches (including the new ones Google showed at I/O last week), and Dave’s new behind-the-scenes role at The Talk Show.
  • 85: ‘Oh Man, Soccer’, With Paul Kafasis

    10:26pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Topics include the ongoing World Cup and the sport of soccer, Google Glass, mockups of devices in rumor reports, Amazon's Fire Phone, the New York Times's profile of Tim Cook last week, Apple's growth, and the agonizingly slow death of Blackberry. Lastly, Paul…
  • 84: ‘Doctoring the Ball’, With Guy English

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:30 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Guy English. Topics center on WWDC 2014, particularly how XPC — interapplication communication — is playing a fundamental but largely behind-the-scenes role in many of the new features for iOS and OS X. The new much-improved WebKit API (which…
  • 83: Live From WWDC 2014, With Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa, and Scott Simpson

    Jun 6, 2014, 9:30 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Recorded in front of a live audience of 500 people on Tuesday, 2 June 2014 at Mezzanine in San Francisco. John Gruber is joined by the ATP trio -- Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa -- to discuss the news from WWDC: OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8, Swift,…
  • 82: ‘We're Allowed to Make Stuff Up; It's a Podcast’, With Dan Frommer

    May 27, 2014, 11:59 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Dan Frommer. Topics include Dan’s new gig as senior tech editor at Quartz, tablets as a form factor for full-featured PCs (and the now-aging design of the MacBook Air), WWDC rumors, the rumored iOS-style redesign of Mac OS X, previous Mac OS…
  • 81: ‘Bring Back Jerry Yang’, With John Moltz

    May 22, 2014, 6:00 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest John Moltz joins the show for a discussion regarding Apple's still-only-rumored acquisition of Beats, WWDC rumors, the ringer switch on the iPhone, the ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone (spoiler: it's a turd), and the transition of The Talk Show from…
  • 80: Beats by Tim

    May 13, 2014, 2:03 am By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Mule Radio honcho Mike Monteiro joins John Gruber for a very special episode. Topics include the nature of podcasting and the future of The Talk Show; design legend Massimo Vignelli; ComiXology's abandonment of in-app purchasing now that they're owned by…
  • 79: Whatever Jobs Had His Pants on Fire For

    Apr 22, 2014, 12:14 am By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac joins John Gruber for a discussion of Mac journalism, rumors surrounding upcoming Apple products, and UI design chief Greg Christie’s retirement from Apple later this year.
  • 78: Live From Build 2014

    Apr 8, 2014, 4:57 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Ed Bott joins John Gruber in an episode recorded in front of a live audience at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in San Francisco. Topics include last week’s news out of the conference — including Windows Phone 8.1 — and a broader…
  • 77: Stampy in the Hunger Games

    Mar 31, 2014, 9:17 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber to discuss the just-completed Macworld/iWorld conference and expo, Microsoft Office for iPad, and more.
  • 76: Here’s a Frickin’ Pipe Dream

    Mar 21, 2014, 7:44 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Craig Hockenberry joins John Gruber to discuss wearable devices in general, smart watches in particular, and orange juice.
  • 75: We Used to Finger Each Other

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:37 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest star Brent Simmons joins John Gruber to talk about the past and future of Apple programming languages, how to make coffee and popcorn (albeit not together), whether links should be underlined on web pages, and Brent's new podcast (co-hosted by…
  • 74: Heart of a Gambler

    Mar 7, 2014, 3:57 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Glenn Fleishman joins John Gruber to discuss Bitcoin -- how it works, the problems it solves, where it's going, and more. Also, Apple's "goto fail" security bug, and some Jeopardy and Blackjack game theory.
  • 73: Do Not Retweet the Band-Aid

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:59 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Joanna Stern joins John Gruber to discuss tablets as laptop replacements, the appeal of large-screen smartphones, wearables, and more.
  • 72: Go To The Mat On Stickers

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:54 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Ben Thompson joins John Gruber to discuss Facebook's blockbuster acquisition of WhatsApp, the wide world of mobile messaging in general, the no-win scenario Microsoft has seemingly fallen into with Windows Phone and mobile computing, and more.
  • 71: Construction Kit Food

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:15 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Jason Fried joins John Gruber; topics include 37signals’ decision to rebrand as Basecamp and focus on just one product, aligning customer interests with your business interests, the future of sports broadcasting, and more.
  • 70: Ken Turns Effect

    Feb 10, 2014, 3:26 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest MG Siegler returns to the show to discuss Microsoft’s future under new CEO Satya Nadella, Facebook’s new Paper app for the iPhone, and more.
  • 69: Peter's Going To Want His Money Back

    Jan 31, 2014, 5:49 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Marco Arment returns for the second half of a two-part episode. Topics include the new Mac Pro, retina Macs, hard drives vs. SSDs, and a thorough examination of the implications of a big screen iPhone.
  • 68: We're Gonna Get Email

    Jan 28, 2014, 5:04 pm By Daring Fireball / John Gruber
    Special guest Marco Arment joins John Gruber for part one of a two part episode. Topics include the history of the Mac, the differences between programming for the web and native apps, the recent iPhone sales numbers, and the supremacy of Fahrenheit over…
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