Episode 23: The New Hotness with Zac Hall

Episode 23: The New Hotness with Special Guest Zac Hall

Still Waiting For Big Sur.

For our twenty-third regular show, we are joined by very special guest Zac Hall of 9to5Mac for a wide ranging discussion covering all the new hotness...the Watch Time podcast, the iPhones 11, regular and pro, why we are or aren't rushing to update to Catalina, and our experiences with Apple Watch Series 5. The fortnight in Mac gets political as we dig into the recent decision by Apple to remove apps from the Chinese App Store. Zac and Jake get nerdy about HomeKit as we discuss our home automation strategies for new homes.

Show Notes:

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Our show is produced by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars)and edited by Dan Vincent. Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

Zac can be found at 9to5Mac or on twitter at @apollozac and the 9to5 Watch Time podcast can be found here

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

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Episode 22: iOS 13 is the Lucky Number

Episode 22: iOS 13 is the Lucky Number

If only they had released it on Friday the Thirteenth.

For our twenty-second regular show, our main topic is iOS 13 in all it's mobile glory! In the fortnight, we talk new iPhones and Watches in the wild, Apple not letting "slofie" die, initial impressions of what Apple is getting right and wrong with Apple Arcade, Google Chrome creating problems for some Macs, and Dan gives us a mini-review of the new Adobe Fresco. In the main topic, we talk about a rough beta cycle and what we love and not-so-love about iOS 13 on the iPhone so far. It's takes hot, cold, and lukewarm as we update our devices, old and new!

Show Notes:

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Our show is produced by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars)and edited by Dan Vincent. Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

Next Time in the Garden:

Special Guest Zac Hall of 9to5Mac

Macinography 2: System 7

Macinography #1: System 7

Join us for the second episode of Macinography, where we look at influential hardware, software, and ephemera of Apple and Apple-related subjects. Our topic this time is the classic Mac OS, specifically System 7. This operating system saw the transition of four CEOs and years of tumult at Apple. For most of the nineties, this was what it meant to be a Mac. What was the goal of System 7 and how did it change our idea of what a Mac was? Listen to find out.

Show Notes

System 7 on: Wikipedia Low End Mac

Contact Us

You can find Dan on twitter @kefkafloyd and Jake on twitter @jakepugh. We’re available on your podcast platform of choice, and if you like us, a five star rating or review would be greatly appreciated. You can visit our website at icongardenshow.com or post in the Ars thread by going to bit.ly/tigsthread. Some interstitial music used in this episode is courtesy of the Youtube Audio Library and it was composed by Jeremy Blake. Thanks for listening, and we’ll catch you next time.

Episode 21: Indie Apps Then And Now with Charlie Chapman

Episode 21: Indie Apps Then And Now with Charlie Chapman

We could be independent together.

For our twenty-first regular show, we have to start off on a somber note as we say goodbye to friend of the show and our first guest, Clark Goble. Clark was a wonderful guest, a terrific human being, and we send our sincere condolences to his friends and family. A link to support his family is included below. No fortnight this week as we continue to recover from the Apple Event last week. In the HomeKit chronicles, Jake reviews the Honeywell Lyric security system. Is it ready for prime time and your HomeKit home? In our main topic, we are pleased to be joined by friend of the show and (newly official) independent app developer Charlie Chapman. We talk with Charlie about his path to independence and about his app, white noise app Dark Noise, as it lands in the App Store. We hope you enjoy our chat with Charlie about the life of an independent app developer in 2019.

Show Notes:

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Our show is produced by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars)and edited by Dan Vincent. Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

Charlie can be found at his website or on twitter at @chuckyc17 and his app Dark Noise can be found here

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

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IOS 13 is the Lucky Number

Bonus Episode 3: September 10 Apple Event

Bonus Episode 3: September 10 Apple Event

What, you were expecting the obvious joke?

For this special edition of the Icon Garden, we spend some time discussing the September 10, 2019 Apple Special Event. New iPhones, check. New Watches, check. New iPad, check. $4.99 for Apple TV+...wait, what?! We grouse, celebrate, and pontificate on what was announced and what wasn't so please join us for this special edition of the Icon Garden!

Show Notes:

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Our show is produced by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars)and edited by Dan Vincent. Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

Episode 20: Mobile Payments for Fun and Profit

Episode 20: Mobile Payments for Fun and Profit

And I made it Square.

For our twentieth regular show, our main topic is mobile payments...Apple Pay, Venmo, PayPal, etc. Where have we come from and where are we headed? We talk about the mobile payment revolution that has taken over the world (and drags the USA kicking and screaming along...) Dan join the iPad Pro club, Apple officially blesses third party iPhone repairs, Airlines continue to give side eye to the 2015 MacBook Pro, the bug bounty program expands, and Siri is still listening. In the HomeKit chronicles, its a trip to Sweden as we talk about Ikea's new smart home division, the lack of announced HomeKit support on their new blinds, and Jake reviews the Symfonisk Bookshelf Speakers. We hope you enjoy this deep dive into the world of mobile payments. Don't forget to join us for our special coverage of the Apple Event on September 10, which we plan to livestream on YouTube. Also, special thanks to Antiwraith for all of his amazing hard work in getting this podcast off the ground!!

Show Notes:

Follow Us:

Our show is produced by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars)and edited by Dan Vincent. Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

Next Time in the Garden:

Indie Apps Then and Now with Charlie Chapman

Episode 19: SwiftUI and the Future of Native Apps with Steve Streza

Episode 19: SwiftUI and Native Apps

Well, I do declare.

For our nineteenth regular show, we are joined by special guest Steve Streza to to take a developer's eye look at SwiftUI. We talk about Apple Q3 results, is Siri listening? The Apple Card laugh approaches and We have a new LG monitor to discuss. In the HomeKit chronicles, Jake's move continues and we talk about the Rachio sprinkler and welcome the Arlo camera family to HomeKit along with Vizio coming out of beta with Airplay 2 support. We hope you enjoy this deep dive into SwiftUI!

Show Notes:

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Our show is edited by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars). Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

Next Time in the Garden:

Mobile Payments for Fun and Profit

Macinography #1: The Macintosh LCII

Macinography #1: The Macintosh LC II

Join us for the first episode of Macinography, where we take an in-depth look at the Macintosh LC II, a popular early nineties Mac that found its way into schools across the globe. Featuring an Apple IIe emulation option and a cute pizza box design, the LC II helped spur the imagination of many a curious child. Listen in to hear about its place in the market and how pizza box Macs delivered a hot slice of computing to a market hungry for graphical interfaces.

Show Notes

The LC Family on: Wikipedia

Low End Mac

EveryMac

Apple-history

Jason's Macintosh Museum

Contact Us

You can find Dan on twitter @kefkafloyd and Jake on twitter @jakepugh. We’re available on your podcast platform of choice, and if you like us, a five star rating or review would be greatly appreciated. You can visit our website at icongardenshow.com or post in the Ars thread by going to bit.ly/tigsthread. Some interstitial music used in this episode is courtesy of the Youtube Audio Library and it was composed by Jeremy Blake. Thanks for listening, and we’ll catch you next time.

Episode 18: The Apple II Family

Episode 18: The Apple II Family

Integrating the Woz Machine

For our eighteenth regular show, we have fire up the wayback machine again for a look back to where it all arguably started...the Apple II family. We talk about the recent changes to the MacBook line, consider the possibility of Apple bankrolling podcasts and what that might mean, talk about Apple purchasing Intel's modem line, rave about a new update to Pixelmator, and tease our new Macinograhy mini-sodes! In the HomeKit chronicles, Jake's move continues and we consider the implications of Ring and Amazon working with law enforcement. Join us for another trip down memory lane!

Show Notes:

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Our show is edited by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars). Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

Next Time in the Garden:

SwiftUI and the Future of Native Apps

Episode 17: The Apple Watch for Health and Fitness

Episode 17: Apple Watch for Health and Fitness w/ Ian Blackburn

Watch what happens next!

For our seventeenth regular show, we have another very special guest with us! Apple Watch Triathlete Ian Blackburn joins us to take a deep dive into all aspects of fitness and health tracking with the Apple Watch. We discuss the departure of Jony Ive and Ian shares his experience with the Netatmo Presence camera in the HomeKit Chronicles! Please join us for a fun (and fitness) filled look at all things Apple Watch!

Show Notes:

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Our show is edited by Nathan Mace (antiwraith on Ars). Our theme song is composed by the wondrous Space Vixen, who you can find on twitter @cat_cornett and their music at spacevixen.bandcamp.com.

Ian can be found at The Apple Watch Triathlete and his book can be found here - Use promo code ICONGARDEN or on the iBooks store: How to Train Like an Ironman with Apple Watch

You can find Dan on Twitter @kefkafloyd. Against his better judgement, Jake is still on twitter @jakepugh. You can leave feedback by tweeting @icongardenshow or posting on the Icon Garden thread at the Mac Ach forum by going to http://bit.ly/tigsthread . You can subscribe to our show on your podcast platform of choice, or visit our website at icongardenshow.com.

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The Apple II Family