This week we turn our focus to Google’s recent announcements and what we think about them. Mike and Kevin help Melissa understand what was announced and where there are similarities to Apple’s product line. We also have a discussion about Amazon’s recent announcements to the Alexa line and what portion of the market are they going for. Lastly we discuss our privacy concerns regarding devices that are always listening to us.
We round out the show with our picks. First up is Mike with his choice of the Logitech Harmony remote so that he can make his life easier. Next up is Kevin with yet another retro gaming pick, of a custom built Nintendo GameBoy Advance. Melissa rounds us out by choosing a USB-C enclosure for a 1 terabyte SSD for her new MacBook Pro.
Even though we start with the weather and commiserate for poor Elisa we do have real topics. First up is the question of if money were not a factor which of the new iPhones would we buy. Everyone might be surprised with Mike’s answer. Then we discuss Mike’s new approach to internet service going all in on wireless. We finish out with our thoughts on the remaining hardware announced.
To begin the show we take a trip down geeky memory lane. A bit of a long trip but, we do eventually circle back to our show topics. The main topic of which is what do we all expect or want to see as part of Apples announcements on the 12th of September. Next we have a brief discussion about Elisa’s adventure in getting her iPhone 7 replaced and the ripple effect it is having on her data.
We round out the show with our picks. First is Melissa with her choice of the Apple Trackpad to replace her mouse. Then we move on to Elisa’s pick and she keeps it simple by choosing a year of Amazon Prime. Next is Mike’s choice is a really cool it is a portable scanner from Vuipoint.Rounding out with Kevin’s pick to help out in emergencies Eton Hand Crank Emergency Weather Radio.
One last thing Kevin apologizes for his audio quality as the recording gods were not cooperating for this show.
As usual we start with the weather and special discussion of our thoughts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Apple has already posted a link to allow you to contribute through them to help the victims. Next Kevin regales us with how stupidity fixed his Mac mini. Followed by MacOS Sierra oddities. Next Mike brings us to a discussion on the end of CrashPlan for consumers and Apple’s move away from 32-bit Pro app support. We then move on to our last topic from Melissa about how we each experienced the eclipse.
We round out the show with our picks. First is Melissa with her choice of Swanwick Sleep Blue light blocking glasses. Next up is Mike’s choice of an AC Portable Charger from RAV. This tickles both Melissa and Kevin’s fancy.Lastly is Kevin’s choice for another retro gaming pick of a Nintendo N64 in Jungle Green.
This week we have a focus on some house keeping and gaming. First off we have an announcement that GSE is moving to an every other week schedule for the show and discuss some of the reasons why and what to expect going forward.Next up is some sad news, great friend of the show and of our’s personally has passed away, Dorothy Yamamoto. She was great artist and a huge supporter and will be greatly missed. We share a few stories and anecdotes of Dorothy. On a lighter note we move on to our main topic and that is an article Mike found on a device that let’s you turn your smart phone into a Gameboy. Even letting you play your Gameboy and Gameboy Color cartridges. We discuss some of the other things coming in retro gaming in the near future.
We round out the show with our picks. First is Elisa with her choice of a piece of software to make podcast editing a bit easier, it is Apple’s Logic X. Next, Mike tries to share his pick until Skype decides to kick him out. He gets a chance to give a basic description of his choice of the WORX Ultimate AeroCart Combo. Lastly, Kevin shares his choice of a Refurbished 6th generation iPod touch.That is as Elisa says, is to accommodate his vast music collection.
We lead off with the weather and tails of torrential down pours and flooded classrooms. Then up is our talk of visiting historic battlefields and seeing these battles reenacted. We also discuss our camping experiences and our distaste for doing it. Kevin regales us with his tale of finally getting MacOS Sierra installed. Next up we have a discussion on updating to Windows 10 and a teaser of a Windows 10 tablet that Mike should buy. Lastly we discuss the demise of some popular Apple devices and what Mike should buy before they are all gone.
We round out the show with our picks. Mike is first up with his choice of an LG Android Wear watch to keep up with the rest of us.Then Kevin chooses a new 55” TV with ultimate plans of expanding his current wall of monitors.
We lead off with the weather and it will be a shocker but, Kevin has a weather related rant. The rant is tied to a discussion about a classic car show and the cars of our youth. Talking about shows we have been to transitions into a discussion with Elisa about her recent concert visits. Mike laments on the tickets he can’t get for Garth Brooks concerts. Next up is Kevin’s continuing trials and tribulations with trying to upgrade to MacOS Sierra. After that we move on to an old favorite topic of ours, cord cutting.Mike points us towards a site that offers a good resource for those wanting to head in that direction called Suppose.tv.
We round out the show with our picks.Kevin has a bit of a shocker by choosing an Apple Watch Series 1. Next up Elisa chooses the Apple AirPods for her listening pleasure and yours. Lastly Mike comes up with a very unique choice of a Pancake printer and yes they are edible folks. Until next week don’t forget to hug a geek.