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The most important election of the year is underway, and that is the pen vote at OKB48! Brad breaks down last years list, updates his Top 5 Pen In The Store list, and digs into his first experiences with a group of freshly inked fountain pens.
It's pretty late in the game, but Stage Manager on iPadOS keeps changing--most lately adding support for older iPad Pros while temporarily dropping support for external displays. What's going on, and where does it go from here? Meanwhile, Apple execs take a European tour, allowing us to marvel at Eddy Cue's energy and wonder at the surprising company Tim keeps.
Does a spiritual practice play a part in your creative process? Do you have any rituals to help you create? Tempest and Aleen share their thoughts, feelings, history with spirituality, & current spiritual practices (or, in Aleen's case, attempt at creating ritual) and how they relate to their creativity.
John has concerns about why his fans are spinning up, and Merlin interrogates his recent obsession with the previous vice president. The main topic this week concerns a question that's been banging around in Merlin's brain forever: *is John inoculated against stress?* Once the usual arguments about wording and meaning have been (mostly) settled, numerous angles are explored. Including an exploration of one of life's thorniest differences to reconcile: how much can I be "how I am" with other people? In our (85-minute!) members-only bonus show, John has updates on his "home improvement" projects. [This is a good one] Remember, you can [sign up today](https://www.relay.fm/rd/join) to hear all the member episodes, get more bonus stuff, and, yes, support our program. (_Recorded on Tuesday, September 20, 2022_)
Flo is still under the weather, making it the perfect time to test out the new Chromecast with Google TV HD. Andy's got the iPhone 14 Pro. We'll run down the major parts of Google's Search On event this week. And we'll explain why we're not surprised that Google shuttered Stadia.
Well, there was a fun TikTok trend about everyone's favorite art pieces, but then the sound got taken down and all the videos are unavailable now, so you're going to have to take our word for it. I mean it's fine, we describe the videos and we link to all the art, but still. Rude.
Amazon had a big ol' product showcase and Simone is so, so depressed about it! Who wants to hear about new spy cameras, a clock that watches you sleep, and speakers that are listening to you! YOU DO! Then, new CPUs and GPUs are SO POWERFUL, but is it worth upgrading yet? Finally, the Chess scandal has a new chapter, and it is juicy.
The W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG – is the standard against which Web developers test for accessibility. Like most good standards, WCAG is evolving, with a new release anticipated within a few months. We talk about what the 2.2 candidate includes, and what's next for this important standard.
Andy is tired of diehards, and Flo is taking a break from the Apple Watch. We get into what's coming from Google, including the newly announced Chromecast with Google TTV (HD). Plus, Framework is making a modular Chromebook, Google Arts & Culture dropped a cool game, and we're _loling_ over LOLNeRF.
We finally have hands-on experience with the new iPhones — so, is it actually going to be worth it to upgrade? Then, a scandal in the world of Chess and Christie Smythe joins us to talk about that Elle story and life before, during, and after Martin Shkreli.
Julia's under the weather, so Jason asked our editor, Steven, to join him to talk about Amazon's NFL broadcast, Apple TV+ exclusivity of MLB record-breaking games, the insolvency of Bally Sports, and the mystery of NFL Sunday Ticket. Yep, it's Sports Corner with a little bit of bonus Canadian content.
Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about merciless fundraising and a special edition Mark One for St. Jude, and the new Material Docks from Studio Neat. Then the lads look back on an XOXO talk they gave 10 years ago to see if they would change anything about it.
Flo is back! And Andy brought a cake! It's the best way to start a podcast between two friends who have missed one another. Flo and Andy discuss the new iPhone 14 Pro and why it's compelling. They also strategize what Google needs to do to make the Pixel 7 a hit. Then, a bit of an update on all the goings-on internally at Google. Last week, Sundar Pichai was at the Code Conference talking about cutting down the Alphabet workforce. It's a bit worrying after the news that Google shut down the next Pixelbook project, along with a chunk of Area 150.
iPhone 14 reviews are out so in a never-before-seen move, we are speaking about them. Then, the animation industry is in chaos when it comes to streaming services. Where can I watch Infinity Train!? Finally, we have Spooky pinball creator Bug on to chat about the Halloween pinball machine, one of Bri's favorites, and what other John Carpenter movies would make for great pinball.
Parallel is back from summer break, and glad to be! We gather to review Apple's latest hardware announcements: do we like them, do we want them, are they accessible? Behold, the iPhones 14, Apple Watch Ultra (and otherwise), and AirPods Pro, 2nd gen.