Episode 6: That New Mac Smell

Episode 6: That New Mac Smell

Swaggering about with powerful new Macs, they seemed to say “Look at me, Rex Banner: I have a new Mac!”

For our sixth regular show, first we look at a few items of Apple news, including crazy FaceTime bugs, privacy shenanigans from Facebook and Google, Apple Q1 results, iPad mini rumors, more iOS beta pludging, and hints that Roku may finally be joining the Airplay 2 party. In the HomeKit Chronicles, we take a look at baby cameras, and HomeKit cameras in general, and Jake shares an eero /DNS trick to improve HomeKit function, and in our main topic its Christmas Redux as Jake and Dan both enjoy that new Mac smell and compare and contrast the Mini and the MacBook Pro, and share our thoughts and opinions. Join us for Macsmas in February in the Icon Garden!

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 now 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:

Clone High

Episode 5: Revisiting the Mac Game Hall of Fame

Episode 5: Revisiting the Mac Game Hall of Fame

If Every Port Were Perfect, We Wouldn't Have Marathon.

For our fifth regular show, first we look at a few items of Apple news, including more on bent iPad Pro, minor point pludging, Apple Pay at Target, CarPlay and HomeKit updates form CES, and iTunes and Airplay coming soon to a TV near you. We then begin a new segment on the "HomeKit Chronicles” and in our main topic we fire up the way-back machine and take look at classic mac games of days gone by...did your old favorite make the list? Join us for a trip down memory lane as we revisit the Mac Games Hall of Fame.

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 now 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:

That New Mac Smell!

Episode 4: Driving With CarPlay

Episode 4: Wow, infotainment.

For our fourth regular show, first we look at a few items of Apple news, including bent iPad Pro (iPads Pro?) and the end of in-app subscriptions for Netflix on iOS. Then we go for a virtual road trip as we take an in-depth look at CarPlay, as implemented both by car manufacturers and the growing third party ecosystem. What do we like? What can be improved? And what should you look at if you want to add CarPlay to your life.

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 now 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:

Revisiting the Mac Game Hall of Fame

Episode 3: The 2018 iPad Pro

Episode 3: Today in the Garden: What is a computer? A miserable little pile of circuits.

For our third regular show, first we look at a few items of Apple news, including new servers and a major campus upgrade in Austin. Then we take an in-depth look at the 2018 iPad Pro, its ecosystem and accessories, talk a lot about whether USB-C is the “one cable to rule them all” and look at some professional use cases to see whether the iPad Pro lives up to its Pro billing.

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 now 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:

Living with CarPlay

Episode 2: The Evolution of the PowerBook

Episode 2: Today in the Garden: Taking down aliens, one laptop at a time.

For our second regular show, we break out the Icon Garden Time Machine and take a trip back to the bygone days of 1991, as we take a semi-exhaustive retrospective look at the history of the PowerBook line of Apple laptops, the groundbreaking line that arguably set trends in laptop design and function that still exist today. Also, we take the Pludge on updates for iOS, MacOS, and WatchOS, and briefly discuss the EKG functionality.

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](https://mobile.twitter.com/kefkafloyd). Against his better judgement, Jake is now 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:

A look at the 2018 iPad Pro

Episode 1: The 2018 Mac Mini. Is it the xMac? Does it do xMac things?? Let's find out!?

Episode 1: Today in the Garden: Slots! God, I love Slots! Dear Princess Woz, I"m So Alone.

For our first regular show, we come out of the gate strong and tackle the not-at-all controversial topic of the fabled xMac. Specifically, what is the xMac and does the new 2018 make a case for itself as a contender in the xMac challenge.

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. Jake remains a digital hermit who still doesn't have a twitter. 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:

The Evolution of the PowerBook

Episode 0 - Welcome to the Garden

Today in the Garden: Planting the seeds of a brighter future

Welcome to Episode Zero of the Icon Garden, in which we discuss the history of the Garden, look back at our history in the Mac Ach, look even further back at our history with technology and Apple in particular, and offer a preview of things to come.

Show Notes:

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Our show is edited by Nathan Mace. 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. Jake is a digital ghost who doesn't have a twitter. 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:

The New Mac Mini: Is it the xMac?