Well we are down two hosts again this week. Mike and Elisa pick up the torch and discuss their thoughts on what was announced last week at Apple’s WWDC Keynote. Their loves, likes and I don’t care about it thoughts. They also talk about how the presentation style has changed for these Keynotes and what they do and don’t like about that. We wrap up the show with a short contribution from Kevin and his thoughts on WWDC.
Well four minus two equals two and that is the number of hosts we have this week. This weeks primary discussion leads off with what we would like to see announced at the WWDC Keynote. This is based off an article Mike links to on ARSTechnica about what may be announced at WWDC. Mike and Kevin both share their wishes and some fears related to the announcements. Then we move on to talking about the newly released book “A God in the Shed” by our friend JF Dubeau who was a guest on the show a few months back. Kevin’s first impressions of the book are great and well worth the read. We also talk about some of JF’s other projects.
We close out the show with our picks. Mike leads off with his choice of something to keep himself and maybe others cool. A portable room AC unit by Black & Decker. Just the thing to help Kevin keep his cool. Kevin has another semi weather related pick he chooses a big UPS by APC to help him keep his gadgets running when the weather knocks out the power.
Well Kevin returns and Melissa is out, so the Whack-a-Host game continues. We start out discussing the issues Kevin faced trying to finally update to MacOS Sierra. Needless to say it didn’t go very well. However with the wisdom of the crowd a new plan of attack is conceived. Elisa also wants to talk about issues she has been having with her MacBook Pro and the idea of her first ever nuke and pave.Next up is a discussion of how Amazon has angered Kevin and the fact he may go full geek on them when he calls. We finish out with a discussion on music triggered by the recent extension of Google Music trial.
We close out the show with our picks. Mike leads off with his choice of a really cool little workbench that gets him back in control of his garage. Next up Elisa chooses the Amazon Echo Show so that she can peek in on Kevin and Mike. Lastly Kevin feeds his retro gaming addiction by choosing the Retron 5 and a wireless controller to play all of the old cartridge games from Nintendo.
Well Melissa returns and Kevin is out, a bit like a Whack-a-Host game. The show must go on and the rest of the gang soldier forth. We start with a great discussion about how best to share photos amongst a group both privately and publicly. How we do it with our friends and family. What services work and what services don’t and the ones that have disappeared. Speaking of which Melissa points us to an article at The Mac Observer about cloud services. This article looks at defunct cloud services and how to protect yourself. Then Mike Reveals his newest purchases an iPad and an Android tablet as he evaluates his tablet strategy.
We close out the show with our picks. Melissa leads off with her choice of a year of Amazon Prime for a pick. Next up is Elisa with her choice of a turntable to play physical records on. If you would like to read her review of this very turntable follow this link to it on the MyMac website. Mike rounds us out with his pick of a universal dock that makes your Android phone into a full fledged laptop. It is called the Superbook.
Yes we are back again and Melissa isn’t so we push on without her. We start off with Elisa telling us about her latest musical adventure to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and what she saw there. She finds the ear worm song by Mouth and MacNeal. She then tells us about all the other fun she had. Then Mike and Kevin try to expand Elisa’s music collection even more with some Johnny Cash songs. The main discussion moves on to Amazon and Elisa points us to an article about the benefits of an Amazon Prime subscription. That leads us to Mike’s topic about digital assistants and how we use them in our lives. Followed by a discussion of Amazon’s latest announcements for Echo View and how we could torture Mike with it.
We close out the show with our picks as usual. We start off with Elisa’s that goes right along with her recent travel and that is a membership to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Next is Mike’s desire to carry all of his gadgets within easy reach so he chooses a ScottEvest. We end with Kevin’s desire to wrap himself in screens by choosing a Dell Ultrasharp display.
We start this week out down a host. Elisa is off on a musical traveling adventure. There will be questions about it next week. We then talk about Kevin’s attempt to hack his Kindle Fire to put Google play store on it. This leads to a good discussion about the benefits, pros and cons of having an Amazon Prime membership. Following this we move into another retro gaming discussion involving some family fun and of course some more purchases.
We then round out the show with a variety of picks. Kevin starts us off by choosing the DJI Gimble for his iPhone to do better videos. Melissa jumps fast to get the recently released iPad most likely the 128GB version. Mike feeds his audio addiction choosing the On Vocal headphones for listening to anything and everything.
The pre-show banter spills over into the opening of the show with the usual amount of goo. After we clear up the goo, we move on to Kevin’s new addiction. He is now collecting Nintendo Gameboys and the associated games. It provides for some family bonding time which greatly interests Melissa. The other part of his inspiration is the newly discovered YouTube channel for Metal Jesus Rocks and several others related to retro gaming. Less we forget The Club Nintendo Podcast right here on our network. Next we discuss the need to stay involved in Android and a possible upcoming tablet purchase for Kevin or Mike. We discuss the pros and cons for buying these types of tablets.
We then round out the show with a wide variety of picks. Mike has a two part pick with a gaming system The Razor Stealth and the Razor Core to go with it. We then move to something a bit unusual, Elisa chooses a new refrigerator for pick. Kevin picks something not for himself but, for his children a new iMac. Lastly Melissa thinks fast and chooses a new 65” TV with al the bells and whistles.