Episode 47: Torch App Number 9063

After a few weeks of avoiding the topic, the gang can't help dedicating almost the entire show to talking about indie development and making money on the App Store. Strap yourself in for opinions central and analogies ranging from footballer's wages to web portals, as the trio of hosts tackle the complex issues involved when it comes to the iOS App Store.

Stick around for the after show as well, assuming you like the idea of three tech geeks getting very angry about reversible USB design and standards proliferation.

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Episode 46: We'll Only Take Your Firstborn

In this week's episode of the Technically Correct Podcast, the hosts talk about their recent trip to London and all their photography experiences, joys and woes along the way. Gear, lighting, post-processing... it's a DSLR nerd's paradise to open the show this week.

With the upcoming announcement of new iPhones, we take a look at the second-hand iPhone market; looking at just how screwy the figures appear upon first glance and how it can all be explained. Then we get real nerdy about CPU architectures to round off the show, focussing on the newly reignited debate of ARM Macs thanks to a post by Jean-Louis Gassée.

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Episode 45: The Second Level Of Perfect, with Myke Hurley

We welcome returning champion Myke Hurley back to the show, giving refuge to a temporarily homeless podcaster. Musing about Scott Pilgrim following Myke's appearance on Defocused, sharing Amazon guilt during a therapy session, and creeping out couriers, in and amongst the following topics:

  • Apple look set to announce their annual iPhone event
    • September 9th (make a note in your diaries)
    • Will we see wearables too?
    • What size iPhones might we see and how on earth do you choose which one to get?
  • Piracy in the UK
    • Police move to cut torrent website advertising off at the source
    • The availability of TV & Film in the UK vs the USA
    • Amazon Prime Video
  • Mark's experience of using OS X Yosemite and iOS 8
    • Hand-off features
    • Current stability
    • Dark mode
  • The Apple & Beats transition
    • Implications for the employees
    • The future of Beats Music
    • The future for a bloated iTunes
  • The Lytro Illum camera
    • Very interesting but niche and ultimately... kind of unnecessary
    • The HTC One (M8) and its similar camera features

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Episode 44: Category 5 Moron

Amongst accidentally and temporarily revoking his own Brtisih citizenship, Richard finds time to buy a new desktop PC which he takes us through.

Mark and Simon can't stop making jokes about it but eventually find their professional hats to talk about Xiaomi and Amazon's bad week.

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Episode 43: Student Of Cable-Cutting

With Richard ill and unable to record this week, Mark and Simon let their hair down and record an episode of the show like none other to date with Simon's keyboard a casualty in the car crash.

After a failed marketing attempt for bee's cheese, putting on flowy trousers and discovering that the inventor of alcohol shots was Captain Jonny Buzzkill.

After a while a technology show breaks out as Mark and Simon discuss devices no longer being fixable, earphones, why they don't own Android devices, and the state of desktop media players and web browsers past and present.

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Episode 42: Kittens In Tinfoil Hats

In this episode of the Technically Cute Podcast the guys start the show drinking and end with searching for kittens in tiny hats, there must be a causal link between those...

Meanwhile subjects covered were:

  • Intel's new Broadwell chips
    • They're coming later than anticipated. Gordon E. Moore is a goddamn liar.
    • Simon and Richard ponder their next Mac purchase taking into account the news
  • Google U-turns on a BBC piece caught in the right to be forgotten law
    • Could this be any more confusing?
    • How long can this madness go on for?
  • Chrome and Safari
    • Power consumption
    • Flash performance
    • UI & UX
  • The TSA announced that electronic devices must be powered up during screening
    • Is this really necessary? A credible threat or an overreaction?
    • What do they do if you forgot to charge your device?
    • The TSA's less than flawless track record in stealing passenger items
  • Online tracking
    • Is it a big deal?
    • How could it be made more transparent
    • What can you really do to limit it?

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Episode 41: I Used To Love Potato Salad

In this week's freestyle episode of The Technically Correct Podcast "topics" include:

  • Using your phone as a sat-nav in your car
    • Simon's London travel woes
    • The downsides of dedicated sat-navs
    • Offline mapping
  • The UK plan to force carriers to share cell towers in remote areas
    • A picture of the UK telecoms landscape
    • The pros and cons
    • Why isn't there a government-owned carrier? (Potentially with Amazon-like behavior)
  • A kickstarter for potato salad
    • It's stupid
    • Nobody made money this easy since million dollar home page
  • Facebook tries to alter people's moods in the name of "science"
    • Would it be as bad if they had only tried to make people happy?
    • The culture of Facebook and their employees
    • It's fucked up, seriously fucked up

Meanwhile: Mark used to be cooler, Simon gets fake-racist, Richard doesn't care about the facts, and potato salad never brought so much rage.

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Episode 40: Sleep With Your Watch On

Richard makes his triumphant return to the show by hijacking his own podcast and addresses some BMW related follow up from the last episode. Mark and Simon meanwhile are already lining up Beyonce as a permanent replacement for their co-host.

This week's topics include Apple's release of iOS 7.1.2, Microsoft's first Android-powered phone, a preview of BlackBerry's new device – the 'Passport', Apple's decision to halt development of Aperture, and an attempt to understand everything at Google I/O.

Meanwhile, Simon proposes that Sheep may have worker's unions, Mark gets lost in the pointlessness of smart-watches and Richard regales everyone with a tale of self-checkout woes at the supermarket in this week's easter egg.

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Episode 39: Be Quiet About Your Hatred, with Casey Liss

This week we are delighted to be joined by Casey Liss from the Accidental Tech Podcast! With Richard unable to be part of proceedings this week Simon and Mark interview Casey about podcasting, development, and being a late Mac adopter.

In between jokes and accents, the trio discuss the recently announced Amazon Fire phone, anti-surveillance making a baby step in congress, the implications of Apple settling their e-book pricing dispute, and the apparent, continual existence of something called BlackBerry... whatever that is.

And if you've ever wondered how the UK and America differ when it comes to shopping, mobile networks, transport, and accents then you're in luck! Just listen to find out.

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Episode 38: Cupertino, County Cork

The gang make the most of a slow post-WWDC news cycle as they return this week for your aural pleasure.

Comedy ensues as loose ends from the WWDC keynote are tied up, the EU decide to investigate Apple's tax practices, Tesla "open sources" its patents, drones get the ay-OK in Alaska, the 1980s is back in the form of VR headsets and Amazon continue to be a little bit shady.

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