After the weather report (which mostly sucks unless your Kevin) we get some updates on Elisa’s new iPhone 8 and an end to her iPhoto problems.
Then Elisa says she is going to have her DNA tested which leads to a discussion of how you go about sending your sample in and how Mike might have done it wrong.
And then it’s back to more problems as Melissa has to do some CSI-ing (Computers Stealth Investigating ) as her Macbook is giving some video problems and what she has to do document them and submit them to Apple.
We finish up with picks. Melissa wants a better webcam for video conferencing so she settled on the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 although there is still an Apple iSight camera still available. Then Elisa pulls a last minute switch-a-roo which makes Mike look stupid (so nothing new) and picks MoviePass for watching movies in your local theater. Finally Mike is dreaming of his favorite time of year and chooses a Sorbus Hammock to lounge around outside.
After the weather report (Mike and Elisa are cold and Melissa has the weather they want). After that we go inside baseball and talk about our new recording process. We started using Discord for talking and Piezo for recording.
Then some updates on Elisa’s Apple Watch which leads to a discussion of Apple support and education.
We are shocked to find out Mike actually is from Earth and he has the test to prove it. He discusses his Ancestry.com DNA test results which leads to explore our genealogy and telling different family stories.
Last but by no means least we do our picks. Melissa surprises with an eargasm with the FS Binaural Microphone for those people with hearing good enough to appreciate it. And keeping it in the listening vein Elisa want the Apple Home Pod. Since it’s play money we all might buy but if it was really money we would probably skip it (even Mike the gadget guy). To round it out Mike cheats by adjusting the price on the fly and picks the Myo Gesture Control Armband. This could be used for presentations, disabled people and of gamers.
This week’s episode is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. We start as always with the weather (which for Kevin might be bad).
Then we move on the good. Elisa updates on her Apple Watch saga that will end with her getting a new watch. After that things get ugly. Elisa tells us about her attempt to update to High Sierra (believe me no hilarity ensues). After 4 hours on the phone with Applecare there are still no answers. The tale will continue.
Next we go on to our picks. First Elisa wants to get fit so she considers a Fitbit Blaze as an Apple Watch alternative (not really this is just pretend after all). Then Melissa wants to clean up so she picks a Shark Navigator Vacuum. Then after all that work Mike just wants to watch video on all his devices so he picks a Harmony Ultimate Remote.
As required by the bylaws of Geekiest Show Ever (We have laws? Who knew) we start out with the weather. After that we start discussing some of the purchases we made. First off is Melissa’sbright shiny new iPhone 8 Plus. We also talk about the ghosts of iPhones past and different battery and performance issues. Next Elisa tells us of her Apple Watch woes. Her battery percentage on her watch during the podcast was falling faster than the snow in Kevin’s daydreams.Next we discuss some of Mike’s purchases including an Echo Connect and a Snow Joe Ultra SJ625E 21-Inch 15-Amp Electric Snow Thrower. Melissa mentions a movie called “Why Him” that she thought was really good. Elisa talks about the battery powered led lanterns that she mentioned last show.
Correcting a major oversight from last week (and a chance to annoy Mark) we make Kevin happy by having the weather report. From there we move to a cooking disaster story from Elisa (who’d thunk it) which leads us to talk about some of our cooking experiences. Then in keeping with season we then discuss our Black Friday purchases. Elisa enlightens us with some of her value victories,Mike tells of some of his gaming purchases only one of them was a Black Friday sale. Finally for this section Melissa mentions some of hers which then leads into a discussion of iCloud storage and Apple Family Plans.
For our picks we start with a bonus pick of the SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone for computer-less local backup for the iPhone. We then get Melissa’s pick which spurred the whole iCloud discussion, iTunes Gift Card on Amazon (not the least bit confusing). Elisa gives us an idea how to listen to all the music we buy with iTunes Card ( may be while runningoff all that turkey at the gym), BeatsX Earphones. And finally Mike has a suggestion for moving your Nintendo Switch to another room so the family that games together can stay together, the J&TOP Portable Dock for Nintendo Switch.