On this noteworthy episode, Tim Robertson, founder of the Stoplight/MyMac networks and creator of Geekiest Show Ever joins to celebrate our 300th episode. We talk about the history of the show and its inspirations and, as always, we do veer off in other directions. Topics discussed are: video, pinball and arcade games, brain farts on other podcasts that we can’t quite remember (Google ain’t it wonderful?), women on the internet, and just some general reminiscing.
After we talk about the weather Melissa tells about her experience about getting her MacBook fixed and Elisa tells about her iPad battery which then lead to a discussion about Apple Care and extended warranties.
This week we discuss Mike’s new Google Home Hub and compare it to the Amazon Echo Show. Mike says the Home Hub makes a really good picture frame (that’s not an insult, really). From there we talk about what we want in a digital assistant then on to different music services.
After we decide whether or not we like the weather (we don’t) we discuss the new Mojave update to MacOS. Mike is the only one who has updated but personally it’s kind of a mixed bag for him (your mileage may vary). Then Elisa wants to know if the Apple Watch knows you’re in a moving car (we’re not sure).
After that we move on to our picks. Melissa finds a nice little band for the Apple Watch. Then Elisa has a Lego Advent Calendar. Finally Mike thinks he finds a solution to his problem until he realizes he doesn’t but still thinks the Netreset Smart Power Recycler is a solution for some people.
This week we explore our likes and dislikes of IOS 12 and WatchOS 5. Melissa warns about the Apple Podcast app filling her Apple Watch. Elisa discusses her problem with Messages syncing between her iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch. Mike talks about his frustration with the transition from Workflow to the Shortcuts app.
For our picks Melissa needs to relax so she picked the MSPA Bubble Spa. Since it play money Elisa thought she needed a new phone but not any phone but iPhone XS Max 256 GB. Since Mike is getting older he decided he needs a bigger iPad so he went with the 12.9 in. iPad Pro.