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

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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!

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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!

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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

Episode 16: The New HomeKit Workshop

Episode 16: The New HomeKit Workshop

Hey Shmorby, do me a favor—open the door, and let 'em in.

For our sixteenth regular show, we have a major new development—a special guest! Ars forums user ClarkGoble joins us as our first-ever guest host on the show to discuss the new developments in HomeKit after WWDC and in general. More than just a HomeKit Chronicle, this is a HomeKit Extravaganza! We also review the new iOS 13 and Catalina public betas, finding out what works and what doesn't for early pludgers, along with other interesting tidbits like the death of Dashboard.

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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.

Clark can be found on the Ars forums as ClarkGoble. Amano Chocolate can be found at http://amanochocolate.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.

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Apple Watch for Health and Fitness with guest Ian Blackburn

Episode 15: WWDC In-Depth Postmortem

Episode 15: WWDC In-Depth Postmortem

We do the same thing we do every year, Pinky—Try to take over the Worldwide Developer Conference!

For our fifteenth regular show, we forego the usual order of things and take a look at all the things we saw at WWDC 2019. How did our predictions fare? What did we like? What did they get right? Wrong? Join us, at far far less than the cost of a monitor stand, for our in-depth WWDC post-mortem!

Show Notes and Developer Videos of Note:

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The New HomeKit Workshop with special guest Clark Goble

Episode 14: Pirates of Silicon Valley, 20 Years Later

Episode 14: Pirate of Silicon Valley, 20 Years Later

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

For our fourteenth regular show, we bask in the post-WWDC hangover with a couple of mini-reviews. Dan takes a look at the SteamLink app and compares it to the hardware version, while Jake offer his initial thoughts on the PowerBeats Pro. In the HomeKit Chronicles, we follow up on some HomeKit compatible switches courtesy of the “Friends of Hue” program and take a first look at a DIY camera solution. In our main topic, we fire up the time machine and go back twenty years to revisit “Pirates of Silicon Valley” and see if it stands the test of time.

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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.

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Next Time in the Garden:

WWDC Wrap-up

Bonus Episode 2: WWDC 2019 Keynote Special

Bonus Episode: WWDC 2019 Keynote Special

It's Dubba Dubba Dee Cee Time!

For this special edition of the Icon Garden, we spend some time discussing and pontificating on the 2019 WWDC Keynote presentation held on June 3, 2019. We talk about the product launch of the year: yes folks, the Mac Pro lives! And makes wallets everywhere scream. We then take a look at some of the standout features of all the new operating systems: iOS 13, tvOS 13, macOS 10.15, WatchOS 6, and the new set member of the family, ipadOS! Please join us for this special edition of the Icon Garden!

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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.

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Pirate of Silicon Valley, 20 Years Later

Episode 13: A Head in the Clouds

Episode 13: A Head in the Clouds

Cloud goes up, cloud goes down.

For our thirteenth regular show, we take a look at the highlights of the fortnightly news, starting off as all good podcasts do, with news of the EU starting an Apple/Spotify probe, BMW continues to do CarPlay wrong, and we give our last chance WWDC predictions for the record. In the HomeKit Chronicles, Jake contemplates the process of moving HomeKit stuff as his house goes to the market, and we have a moment of silence for Nest. In our main topic, we dig into all things cloud...storage, syncing, backup (or lack of...) and Dan tries to sell Jake on the virtues of Synology.

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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.

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WWDC Special Presentation!

Episode 12: I Tune, You Tune, We All Tune for iTunes

They just don’t write ‘em like that anymore.

For our twelfth regular show, first we look back at the news of the fortnight, including Apples second quarter earnings report, iOS 13 and MacOS 10.15 leaks, a settlement between Apple and Qualcomm, the discontinuation of the LG 4K displays, in-store keyboard replacements, and the Galaxy Flop...er, Fold. In the HomeKit Chronicles, we take a look at 5 of the top requests from forum members and users as WWDC draws near. In our main topic, as the potential breakup of iTunes becomes more and more likely, we look back at the history of iTunes and its predecessors, and discuss what we like and don't like about it and try to answer the question: Is it possible to please the graybeards and power users in any foreseeable iTunes breakup?

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A Head in the Clouds

Episode 11: The First iPhone

Episode 11: The First iPhone

My phone is so smart, S-M-R-T

For our eleventh regular show, first we look back at the news of the fortnight, including Netflix shenanigans on iOS with Airplay, new iMac performance, potential Apple Store overreach in Sydney and Stockholm, revisiting the loupedeck, and the predicted breakup of iTunes. In the HomeKit Chronicles, we look at dimmers, switches, and assorted physical interfaces. In our main topic, we spend some time talking in depth about the original iPhone from 2007. What came before and why did it take so long to get it right? Join us for ANOTHER trip down memory lane!

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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.

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ITune, YouTune, We All Tune for iTunes