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The Thought Leader Revolution Podcast | 10X Your Impact, Your Income & Your Influence
EP329: Thought Leader Nuggets #39 - Be Like Steve Jobs

The Thought Leader Revolution Podcast | 10X Your Impact, Your Income & Your Influence

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 16:48


Steve Jobs is an example of what it means to live life as your best self. He was a visionary leader and a powerful marketer who designed products that make people feel good about themselves. Apple designs are some of the most sought after products in history with people lining up the moment the latest designs are released. Steve Jobs and Apple will always be synonymous with greatness and you can do the same in your own field.   What you will learn: How to position your brand like Steve Jobs did. How to live with a purpose greater than yourself. How to surpass people's expectations.   Biography Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson Apple's Think Different ad featuring Richard Dreyfuss Visit eCircleAcademy.com and book a free success with Nicky to take your practice to the next level.

Gooaye 股癌
EP208 | 出國即出包

Gooaye 股癌

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 48:57


還好這次先調好,經驗比起模擬想像真實一百倍啊。 本集節目由【70mai儲能行動電源】贊助 看一下手邊行動電源有多勇?5,000mah? (毫安) 10,000mah?,不用比了,這台七十邁儲能電源直接給你 28萬mah 的怪獸級電量,iphone 就能充飽 60 隻,Macbook可以充20台,這就叫直上頂規! *六大特色一次盤點 ① 1,000Wh神級電量,可充超過60台iPhone ② 1,200W 大功率輸出,電磁爐電冰箱都能用 ③ 10 個可用插孔,AC,DC,USB,TypeC都包辦 ④ 2 小時極速快充,免變壓器使用更輕便 ⑤ 獨家APP輔助,隨時監控充電狀態 ⑥ 多國安全認證,集資升級24個月保固 一顆好的儲能電源就是你生活的神隊友 股票賺錢的時帶全家去露營好蒿爽爽 股市賠錢的時去睡公園也不用再感冒著涼 一顆萬用的儲能電源,就是你生活中的神隊友! 主委專屬賣場 68 折 https://pse.is/3vupur 天傑科技正版代理,今年5,6月出貨,加贈2年保固 市價34,800,現在現打 68 折,還送市價 $2,800 的 A400 行車記錄器,太無情了 股癌傳送門:http://linktr.ee/gooaye

Screaming in the Cloud
An Enterprise Level View of Cloud Architecture with Levi McCormick

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 33:52


About LeviLevi's passion lies in helping others learn to cloud better.Links: Jamf: https://www.jamf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/levi_mccormick TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: It seems like there is a new security breach every day. Are you confident that an old SSH key, or a shared admin account, isn't going to come back and bite you? If not, check out Teleport. Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all of your infrastructure. The open-source Teleport Access Plane consolidates everything you need for secure access to your Linux and Windows servers, and I assure you there is no third option there. Kubernetes clusters, databases, and internal applications like AWS Management Console, Yankins, GitLab, Grafana, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. Teleport's unique approach is not only more secure, it also improves developer productivity. To learn more visit: goteleport.com. And not, that is not me telling you to go away, it is: goteleport.com.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Rising Cloud, which I hadn't heard of before, but they're doing something vaguely interesting here. They are using AI, which is usually where my eyes glaze over and I lose attention, but they're using it to help developers be more efficient by reducing repetitive tasks. So, the idea being that you can run stateless things without having to worry about scaling, placement, et cetera, and the rest. They claim significant cost savings, and they're able to wind up taking what you're running as it is in AWS with no changes, and run it inside of their data centers that span multiple regions. I'm somewhat skeptical, but their customers seem to really like them, so that's one of those areas where I really have a hard time being too snarky about it because when you solve a customer's problem and they get out there in public and say, “We're solving a problem,” it's very hard to snark about that. Multus Medical, Construx.ai and Stax have seen significant results by using them. And it's worth exploring. So, if you're looking for a smarter, faster, cheaper alternative to EC2, Lambda, or batch, consider checking them out. Visit risingcloud.com/benefits. That's risingcloud.com/benefits, and be sure to tell them that I said you because watching people wince when you mention my name is one of the guilty pleasures of listening to this podcast.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. I am known-slash-renowned-slash-reviled for my creative pronunciations of various technologies, company names, et cetera. Kubernetes, for example, and other things that get people angry on the internet. The nice thing about today's guest is that he works at a company where there is no possible way for me to make it more ridiculous than it sounds because Levi McCormick is a cloud architect at Jamf. I know Jamf sounds like I'm trying to pronounce letters that are designed to be silent, but no, no, it's four letters: J-A-M-F. Jamf. Levi, thanks for joining me.Levi: Thanks for having me. I'm super excited.Corey: Exactly. Also professional advice for anyone listening: Making fun of company names is hilarious; making fun of people's names makes you a jerk. Try and remember that. People sometimes blur that distinction.So, very high level, you're a cloud architect. Now, I remember the days of enterprise architects where their IDEs were basically whiteboards, and it was a whole bunch of people sitting in a room. They call it an ivory tower, but I've been in those rooms; I assure you there is nothing elevated about this. It's usually a dank sub-basement somewhere. What do you do, exactly?Levi: Well, I am part of the enterprise architecture team at Jamf. My roles include looking at our use of cloud; making sure that we're using our resources to the greatest efficacy possible; coordinating between many teams, many products, many architectures; trying to make sure that we're using best practices; bringing them from the teams that develop them and learn them, socializing them to other teams; and just trying to keep a handle on this wild ride that we're on.Corey: So, what I find fun is that Jamf has been around for a long time. I believe it is not your first name. I want to say Casper was originally?Levi: I believe so, yeah.Corey: We're Jamf customers. You're not sponsoring this episode or anything, to the best of my knowledge. So, this is not something I'm trying to shill the company, but we're a customer; we use you to basically ensure that all of our company MacBooks, and laptops, et cetera, et cetera, are basically ensured that there's disk encryption turned on, that people have a password, and that screensaver is turned on, basically to mean that if someone gets their laptop stolen, it's a, “Oh, I have to spend more money with Apple,” and not, “Time to sound the data breach alarm,” for reasons that should be blindingly obvious. And it's great not just at the box check, but also fixing the real problem of I [laugh] don't want to lose data that is sensitive for obvious reasons. I always thought of this is sort of a thing that worked on the laptops. Why do you have a cloud team?Levi: Many reasons. First of all, we started in the business of providing the software that customers would run in their own data centers, in their own locations. Sometime in about 2015, we decided that we are properly equipped to run this better than other people, and we started to provide that as a service. People would move in, migrate their services into the cloud, or we would bring people into the cloud to start with.Device management isn't the only thing that we do. We provide some SSO-type services, we recently acquired a company called Wandera, which does endpoint security and a VPN-like experience for traffic. So, there's a lot of cloud powering all of those things.Corey: Are you able to disclose whether you're focusing mostly on AWS, on Azure, on Google Cloud, or are you pretending a cloud with something like IBM?Levi: All of the above, I believe.Corey: Excellent. That tells you it's a real enterprise, in seriousness. It's the—we talk about the idea of going all in on one providers being a general best practice of good place to start. I believe that. And then there are exceptions, and as companies grow and accumulate technical debt, that also is load-bearing and generates money, you wind up with this weird architectural series of anti-patterns, and when you draw it on a whiteboard of, “Here's our architecture,” the junior consultant comes in and says, “What moron built this?” Usually two said quote-unquote, “Moron,” and then they've just pooched the entire engagement.Yeah, most people don't show up in the morning hoping to do a terrible job today, unless they work at Facebook. So, there are reasons things are the way they are; they're constraints that shape these things. Yeah, if people were going to be able to shut down the company for two years and rebuild everything from scratch from the ground up, it would look wildly different. But you can't do that most of the time.Levi: Yeah. Those things are load bearing, right? You can't just stop traffic one day, and re-architect it with the golden image of what it should have been. We've gone through a series of acquisitions, and those architectures are disparate across the different acquired products. So, you have to be able to leverage lessons from all of them, bring them together and try and just slowly, incrementally march towards a better future state.Corey: As we take a look at the challenges we see The Duckbill Group over on my side of the world, where we talk to customers, it's I think it is surprising to folks to learn that cloud economics as I see it is—well, first, cost and architecture the same thing, which inherently makes sense, but there's a lot more psychology that goes into it than math. People often assume I spend most of my time staring into spreadsheets. I assure you that would not go super well. But it has to do with the psychological elements of what it is that people are wrestling with, of their understanding of the environment has not kept pace with reality, and APIs tend to, you know, tell truths.It's always interesting to me to see the lies that customers tell, not intentionally, but the reality of it of, “Okay, what about those big instances you're running in Australia?” “Oh, we don't have any instances in Australia.” “Look, I understand that you are saying that in good faith, however…” and now we're in a security incident mode and it becomes a whole different story. People's understanding always trails. What do you spend the bulk of your time doing? Is it building things? Is it talking to people? Is it trying to more or less herd cats in certain directions? What's the day-to-day?Levi: I would say it varies week-to-week. Depends on if we have a new product rolling out. I spend a lot of my time looking at architectural diagrams, reference architectures from AWS. The majority of the work I do is in AWS and that's where my expertise lies. I haven't found it financially incentivized to really branch out into any of the other clouds in terms of expertise, but I spend a lot of my time developing solutions, socializing them, getting them in front of teams, and then educating.We have a wide range of skills internally in terms of what people know or what they've been exposed to. I'd say a lot of engineers want to learn the cloud and they want to get opportunities to work on it, and their day-to-day work may not bring them those opportunities as often as they'd like. So, a good portion of my time is spent educating, guiding, joining people's sprints, joining in their stand-ups, and just kind of talking through, like, how they should approach a problem.Corey: Whenever you work at a big company, you invariably wind up with—well, microservices becomes the right answer, not because of the technical reasons; because of the people reason, the way that you get a whole bunch of people moving in roughly the same direction. You are a large scale company; who owns services in your idealized view of the world? Is it, “Well, I wrote something and it's five o'clock. Off to production with it. Talk to you in two days, if everything—if we still have a company left because I didn't double-check what I just wrote.”Do you think that the people who are building services necessarily should be the ones supporting it? Like, in other words, Amazon's approach of having the software engineers being responsible for the ones running it in production from an ops perspective. Is that the direction you trend towards, or do you tend to be from my side of the world—which is grumpy sysadmin—where people—developers hurl applications into your yard for you to worry about?Levi: I would say, I'm an extremist in the view of supporting the Amazon perspective. I really like you build it, you run it, you own it, you architect it, all of it. I think the other teams in the organization should exist to support and enable those paths. So, if you have platform teams are a really common thing you see hired right now, I think those platforms should be built to enable the company's perspective on operating infrastructure or services, and then those service teams on top of that should be enabled to—and empowered to make the decisions on how they want to build a service, how they want to provide it. Ultimately, the buck should stop with them.You can get into other operational teams, you could have a systems operation team, but I think there should be an explicit contract between a service team, what they build, and what they hand off, you know, you could hand off, like, a tier one level response, you know, you can do playbooks, you could do, you know, minimal alert, response, routing, that kind of stuff with a team, but I think that even that team should have a really strong contract with, like, here's what our team provides, here's how you engage with our team, here's how you will transition services to our team.Corey: The challenge with doing that, in some shops, has been that if you decide to roll out a, you build it, you own it, approach that has not been there since the beginning, you wind up with a lot of pushback from engineers who until now really enjoyed their 5:30 p.m. quitting time, or whenever it was they wound up knocking off work. And they started pushing back, like, “Working out of hours? That's inhumane.” And the DevOps team would be sitting there going, “We're right here. How dare you? Like, what do you think our job is?” And it's a, “Yes, but you're not people.” And then it leads to this whole back and forth acrimonious—we'll charitably call it a debate. How do you drive that philosophy?Levi: It's a challenge. I've seen many teams fracture, fall apart, disperse, if you will, under the transition of going through, like, an extreme service ownership. I think you balance it out with the carrot of you also get to determine your own future, right? You get to determine the programming language you use, you get to determine the underlying technologies that you use. Again, there's a contract: You have to meet this list of security concerns, you need to meet these operational concerns, and how you do that is up to you.Corey: When you take a look across various teams—let's bound this to the industry because I don't necessarily want you to wind up answering tough questions at work the day this episode airs—what do you see the biggest blockers to achieving, I guess, a functional cultural service ownership?Levi: It comes down to people's identity. They've established their own identity, “As I am X,” right? I'm a operations engineer. I'm a developer, I'm an engineer. And getting people to kind of branch out of that really fixed mindset is hard, and that, to me, is the major blocker to people assuming ownership.I've seen people make the transition from, “I'm just an engineer. I just want to write code.” I hate those lines. That frustrates me so much: “I just want to write code.” Transitioning into that, like, ownership of, “I had an idea. I built the platform or the service. It's a huge hit.” Or you know, “Lots of people are using it.” Like, seeing people go through that transformation become empowered, become fulfilled, I think is great.Corey: I didn't really expect to get called out quite like this, but you're absolutely right. I was against the idea, back when I was a sysadmin type because I didn't know how to code. And if you have developers supporting all of the stuff that they've built, then what does that mean for me? It feels like my job is evaporating. I don't know how to write code.Well, then I started learning how to write code incredibly badly. And then wow, it turns out, everyone does this. And here we are. But it's—I don't build applications, for obvious reasons. I'm bad at it, but I found another way to proceed in the wide world that we live in of high technology.But yeah, it was hard because this idea of my sense of identity being tied to the thing that I did, it really was an evolve-or-die dinosaur kind of moment because I started seeing this philosophy across the board. You take a look, even now at modern SRE is, or modern DevOps folks, or modern sysadmins, what they're doing looks a lot less like logging into Linux systems and tinkering on the command line a lot more like running and building distributed applications. Sure, this application that you're rolling out is the one that orchestrates everything there, but you're still running this in the same way the software engineers do, which is, interestingly.Levi: And that doesn't mean a team has to be only software engineers. Your service team can be multiple disciplines. It should be multiple disciplines. I've seen a traditional ops team broken apart, and those individuals distributed into the services that they were chiefly skilled in supporting in the past, as the ops team, as we transitioned those roles from one of the worst on-call rotations I've ever seen—you know, 13 to 14 alerts a night—transitioning those out to those service teams, training them up on the operations, building the playbooks. That was their role. Their role wasn't necessarily to write software, day one.Corey: I quit a job after six weeks because of that style of, I guess, mismanagement. Their approach was that, oh, we're going to have our monitoring system live in AWS because one of our VPs really likes AWS—let's be clear, this was 2008, 2009 era—latency was a little challenging there. And [unintelligible 00:17:04] he really liked Big Brother, which was—not to—now before that became a TV show and at rest, it was a monitoring system—but network latency was always a weird thing in AWS in those days, so instead, he insisted we set up three of them. And whenever—if we just got one page, it was fine. But if we got three, then we had to jump in. And two was always undefined.And they turned this off from I think, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night, just so the person I call could sleep. And I'm looking at this, like, this might be the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. This was before they released the Managed NAT Gateway, so possibly it was.Levi: And then the flood, right, when you would get—Corey: Oh, God this was the days, too—Levi: Yeah.Corey: —when you were—if you weren't careful, you'd set this up to page you on the phone with a text message and great, now it takes time for my cell provider to wind up funneling out the sudden onslaught of 4000 text messages. No thanks.Levi: If your monitoring system doesn't have the ability to say, you know, the alert flood, funnel them into one alert, or just pause all alerts, while—because we know there's an incident; you know, us-east-1 is down, right? We know this; we don't need to get 500 text messages to each engineer that's on call.Corey: Well, my philosophy at that point was no, I'm going to instead take a step beyond. If I'm not empowered to fix this thing that is waking me up—and sometimes that's the monitoring system, and sometimes it's the underlying application—I'm not on call.Levi: Yes, exactly. And that's why I like the model of extre—you know, the service ownership: Because those alerts should go to the people—the pain should be felt by the people who are empowered to fix it. It should not land anywhere else. Otherwise, that creates misaligned incentives and nothing gets better.Corey: Yeah. But in large distributed systems, very often the person is on call more or less turns into a traffic router.Levi: Right. That's unfair to them.Corey: That's never fun—yeah, that's unfair, and it's not fun, either, and there's no great answer when you've all these different contributory factors.Levi: And how hard is it to keep the team staffed up?Corey: Oh, yeah. It's a, “Hey, you want a really miserable job one week out of every however many there are in the cycle?” Eh, people don't like that.Levi: Exactly.Corey: This episode is sponsored by our friends at Oracle HeatWave, a new high-performance accelerator for the Oracle MySQL Database Service, although I insist on calling it, “My squirrel.” While MySQL has long been the world's most popular open source database, shifting from transacting to analytics required way too much overhead and, you know, work. With HeatWave you can run your OLAP and OLTP—don't ask me to ever say those acronyms again—workloads directly from your MySQL database and eliminate the time consuming data movement and integration work, while also performing 1100X faster than Amazon Aurora, and 2.5X faster than Amazon Redshift, at a third of the cost. My thanks again to Oracle Cloud for sponsoring this ridiculous nonsense.Corey: So, I've been tracking what you're up to for little while now—you're always a blast to talk with—what is this whole Cloud Builder thing that you were talking about for a bit, and then I haven't seen much about it.Levi: Ah, so at the beginning of the pandemic, our mutual friend, Forrest Brazeal, released the Cloud Resume Challenge. I looked at that, and I thought, this is a fantastic idea. I've seen lots of people going through it. I recommend the people I mentor go through it. Great way to pick up a couple cloud skills here and there, tell an interesting story in an interview, right? It's a great prep.I intended the Cloud Builder Challenge to be a natural kind of progression from that Resume Challenge to the Builder Challenge where you get operational experience. Again, back to that, kind of, extreme service ownership mentality, here's a project where you can build, really modeled on the Amazon GameDays from re:Invent, you build a service, we'll send you traffic, you process those payloads, do some matching, some sorting, some really light processing on these payloads, and then send it back to us, score some points, we'll build a public dashboard, people can high five each other, they can razz each other, kind of competition they want to do. Really low, low pressure, but just a fun way to get more operational experience in an area where there is really no downside. You know, playing like that at work, bad idea, right?Corey: Generally, yes. [crosstalk 00:21:28] production, we used to have one of those environments; oops-a-doozy.Levi: Yeah. I don't see enough opportunities for people to gain that experience in a way that reflects a real workload. You can go out and you can find all kinds of Hello Worlds, you can find all kinds of—like, for front end development, there are tons of activity activities and things you can do to learn the skills, but for the middleware, the back end engineers, there's just not enough playgrounds out there. Now, standing up a Hello World app, you know, you've got your infrastructures code template, you've got your pre-written code, you deploy it, congratulations. But now what, right?And I intended this challenge to be kind of a series of increasingly more difficult waves, if you will, or levels. I really had a whole gamification aspect to it. So, it would get harder, it would get bigger, more traffic, you know, all of those things, to really put people through what it would be like to receive your, “Post got slash-dotted today,” or those kinds of things where people don't get an opportunity to deal with large amounts of traffic, or variable payloads, that kind of stuff.Corey: I love the idea. Where is it?Levi: It is sitting in a bunch of repos, and I am afraid to deploy it. [laugh].Corey: What is it that scares you about it specifically?Levi: The thing that specifically scares me is encouraging early career developers to go out there, deploy this thing, start playing with it, and then incur a huge cloud bill.Corey: Because they failed to secure something or other reasons behind that?Levi: There are many ways that this could happen, yeah. You could accidentally push your access key, secret key up into a public repo. Now, you've got, you know, Bitcoin miners or Monero miners running in your environment. You forget to shut things off, right? That's a really common thing.I went through a SageMaker demo from AWS a couple years ago. Half the room of intelligent, skilled engineers forgot to shut off the SageMaker instances. And everybody ran out of the $25 of credit they had from the demo—Corey: In about ten minutes. Yeah.Levi: In about ten minutes, yeah. And we had to issue all kinds of requests for credits and back and forth. But granted, AWS was accommodating to all of those people, but it was still a lot of stress.Corey: But it was also slow. They're very slow on that, which is fair. Like, if someone's production environment is down, I can see why you care more about that than you do about someone with, “Ah, I did something wrong and lost money.” The counterpoint to that is that for early career folks, that money is everything. We remember earlier this year, that tragic story from the Robinhood customer who committed suicide after getting a notification that he was $730,000 in debt. Turns out it wasn't even accurate; he didn't owe anything when all was said and done.I can see a scenario in which that happens in the AWS world because of their lack of firm price controls on a free tier account. I don't know what the answer on this is. I'm even okay with a, “Cool you will—this is a special kind of account that we will turn you off at above certain levels.” Fine. Even if you hard cap at the 20 or 50 bucks, yeah, it's going to annoy some people, but no one is going to do something truly tragic over that. And I can't believe that Oracle Cloud of all companies is the best shining example of this because you have to affirmatively upgrade your account before they'll charge you a dime. It's the right answer.Levi: It is. And I don't know if you've ever looked at—well, I'm sure you'd have. You've probably looked at the solutions provided by AWS for monitoring costs in your accounts, preventing additional spend. Like, the automation to shut things down, right, it's oftentimes more engineering work to make it so that your systems will shut down automatically when you reach a certain billing threshold than the actual applications that are in place there.Corey: And I don't for the life of me understand why things are the way that they are. But here we go. It's a—[sigh] it just becomes this perpetual strange world. I wish things were better than they are, but they're not.Levi: It makes me terribly sad. I mean, I think AWS is an incredible product, I think the ecosystem is great, and the community is phenomenal; everyone is super supportive, and it makes me really sad to be hesitant to recommend people dive into it on their own dime.Corey: Yeah. And that is a—[sigh] I don't know how you fix that or square that circle. Because I don't want to wind up, I really do not want to wind up, I guess, having to give people all these caveats, and then someone posts about a big bill problem on the internet, and all the comments are, “Oh, you should have set up budgets on that.” Yeah, that's thing still a day behind. So okay, great, instead of having an enormous bill at the end of the month, you just have a really big one two days later.I don't think that's the right answer. I really don't. And I don't know how to fix this, but, you know, I'm not the one here who's a $1.7 trillion company, either, that can probably find a way to fix this. I assure you, the bulk of that money is not coming from a bunch of small accounts that forgot to turn something off or got exploited.Levi: I haven't done my 2021 taxes yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm not there either.Corey: The world in which we live.Levi: [laugh]. I would love this challenge. I would love to put it out there. If I could, on behalf of, you know, early career people who want to learn—if I could issue credits, if I could spin up sandboxes and say, like, “Here's an account, I know you're going to be safe. I have put in a $50 limit.” Right?Corey: Yeah.Levi: “You can't spend more than $50,” like, if I had that control or that power, I would do this in a heartbeat. I'm passionate about getting people these opportunities to play, you know, especially if it's fun, right? If we can make this thing enjoyable, if we can gamify it, we can play around, I think that'd be great. The experience, though, would be a significant amount of engineering on my side, and then a huge amount of outreach, and that to me makes me really sad.Corey: I would love to be able to do something like that myself with a, “Look, if you get a bill, they will waive it, or I will cover it.” But then you wind up with the whole problem of people not operating in good faith as well. Like, “All right, I'm going to mine a bunch of Bitcoin and claim someone else did it.” Or whatnot. And it's just… like, there are problems with doing this, and the whole structure doesn't lend itself to that working super well.Levi: Exactly. I often say, you know, I face a lot of people who want to talk about mining cryptocurrency in the cloud because I'm a cloud architect, right? That's a really common conversation I have with people. And I remind them, like, it's not economical unless you're not paying for it.Corey: Yeah, it's perfectly economical on someone else's account.Levi: Exactly.Corey: I don't know why people do things the way that they do, but here we are. So, re:Invent. What did you find that was interesting, promising there, promising but not there yet, et cetera? What was your takeaway from it? Since you had the good sense not to be there in person?Levi: [laugh]. To me, the biggest letdown was Amplify Studio.Corey: I thought it was just me. Thank you. I just assumed it was something I wasn't getting from the explanation that they gave. Because what I heard was, “You can drag and drop, basically, a front end web app together and then tie it together with APIs on the back end.” Which is exactly what I want, like Retool does; that's what I want only I want it to be native. I don't think it's that.Levi: Right. I want the experience I already have of operating the cloud, knowing the security posture, knowing the way that my users access it, knowing that it's backed by Amazon, and all of their progressively improving services, right? You say it all the time. Your service running on Amazon is better today than it was two years ago. It was better than it was five years ago. I want that experience. But I don't think Amplify Studio delivered.Corey: I wish it had. And maybe it will, in the fullness of time. Again, AWS services do not get worse as they age they get better.Levi: Some gets stale, though.Corey: Yeah. The worst case scenario is they sit there and don't ever improve.Levi: Right. I thought the releases from S3 in terms of, like, the intelligent tiering, were phenomenal. I would love to see everybody turn on intelligent tiering with instant access. Those things to me were showing me that they're thinking about the problem the right way. I think we're missing a story of, like, how do we go from where we're at today—you know, if I've got trillions of objects in storage, how do I transition into that new world where I get the tiering automatically? I'm sure we'll see blog posts about people telling us; that's what the community is great for.Corey: Yeah, they explain these things in a way that the official docs for some reason fail to.Levi: Right. And why don't—Corey: Then again, it's also—I think—I think it's because the people that are building these things are too close to the thing themselves. They don't know what it's like to look at it through fresh eyes.Levi: Exactly. They're often starting from a blank slate, or from a greenfield perspective. There's not enough thought—or maybe there's a lot of thought to it, but there's not enough communication coming out of Amazon, like, here's how you transition. We saw that with Control Tower, we saw that with some of the releases around API Gateway. There's no story for transitioning from existing services to these new offerings. And I would love to see—and maybe Amazon needs a re:Invent Echo, where it's like, okay, here's all the new releases from re:Invent and here's how you apply them to existing infrastructure, existing environments.Corey: So, what's next for you? What are you looking at that's exciting and fun, and something that you want to spend your time chasing?Levi: I spend a lot of my time following AWS releases, looking at the new things coming out. I spend a lot of energy thinking about how do we bring new engineers into the space. I've worked with a lot of operations teams—those people who run playbooks, they hop on machines, they do the old sysadmin work, right—I want to bring those people into the modern world of cloud. I want them to have the skills, the empowerment to know what's available in terms of services and in terms of capabilities, and then start to ask, “Why are we not doing it that way?” Or start looking at making plans for how do we get there.Corey: Levi, I really want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me. If people want to learn more. Where can they find you?Levi: I'm on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @levi_mccormick. Reach out, I'm always willing to help people. I mentor people, I guide people, so if you reach out, I will respond. That's a passion of mine, and I truly love it.Corey: And we'll of course, include a link to that in the [show notes 00:32:28]. Thank you so much for being so generous with your time. I appreciate it.Levi: Thanks, Corey. It's been awesome.Corey: Levi McCormick, cloud architect at Jamf. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with a comment telling me that service ownership is overrated because you are the storage person, and by God, you will die as that storage person, potentially in poverty.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

MacMost - Mac, iPhone and iPad How-To Videos
Which MacBook To Buy In Early 2022? (MacMost #2616)

MacMost - Mac, iPhone and iPad How-To Videos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022


View in HD at . If you are looking to buy a MacBook soon, here's a rundown of the current models and the differences between them.

The Catchup
Ep.154 - A 2021 Year In Review: Top 5 in Tech, Cars, and Music

The Catchup

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 107:33


This week, we reflect on 2021's greatest hits in tech, cars, and music. Both of us present our PERSONAL Top 5s in all three categories. Plus, the lessons we learned in 2021 that will propel us to more growth and success in 2022.Cars: A look back on the year in automotive revolutions and releases reveals a sharp turn toward electrified vehicles that are both attractive AND sporty. Most of our top five reveals the future of the automotive industry in electrification. But, we each top the list with somewhat of an automotive throwback, showing the traditional sporty vehicle is likely here to stay.Tech: We each present a unique variety in tech innovations and personal acquisitions, but there is one common thread... Artificial Intelligence. AI quickly went from a distant dream to the Here and Now. How AI is transforming art design, communication, learning, and developing OTHER AI... and it's doing so right now.Then, our top 5s in music are very different, but they showcase what makes music so special. Songs take on a life of their own based on their unique meaning to YOU! The list showcases why music lovers should expand what they listen to outside of what's on the radio. But, it also explains why Bruno Mars is a musical genius! We have a lot of fun with all of this, and we hope you do too! Let's go ahead and get into it!Follow us:FacebookInstagramYouTubeOfficial WebsiteEmail us: TheCatchupCast@Gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.nosignalrocks.com/the-catchup-podcast/)

A Pod Called Blerd
Edgy Bottom

A Pod Called Blerd

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 118:26


Happy holidays!! This week James and Chris are joined by Luis, while Marcell is away. Join the guys as they recap Chris updating his MacBook after 8 years (6:53), Christmas recap (9:42), Chris's Christmas conundrums (15:00), James finally gets his PS5 (29:56), trying to fit playing Video Games into adulting (31:35), Hawkeye finale (34:35), Spider-Man 4 going into production (56:52), Echo Disney Plus series (1:05:50), Matrix Resurrections (1:12:17), more studio hangouts (1:28:56), Power Rangers/Godzilla crossover (1:31:30), Blue Beetle getting a theatrical release (1:38:50), Cobra Kai's reboot success (Punisher's new logo (1:44:30), and the Legion of Superheroes animated series coming to HBO Max (1:47:45) WE WILL BE OFF NEXT WEEK! SEE YOU GUYS JANUARY 10TH!

PNR: This Old Marketing | Content Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose

A small investment group tries to pry Forbes away from a SPAC, while Buzzfeed's stock drops by 50 percent inside its shiny new SPAC. What does this mean for media and content creators moving forward? In the UK, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says the Arsenal Football Club violated advertising rules with the launch of its $AFC token. (also, here's a great podcast overview from the BBC on tokens in the UK.) Rants and raves include Joe's take on TikTok becoming the #1 web property on the planet, while Robert gives us this wonderful holiday poem.   Twas the Night Before Break by Robert Rose   'Twas the night before break, #TheStruggleWasReal, No marketer rested easy, discontent did they feel.   Budgets and plans hung by email attachments, In the hopes that VPs would approve their advancement.   Managers all sighed and climbed into their beds, While visions of new podcasts danced in their heads.   She in Lululemon and I in Cowboys gear  Had settled in for cocktails after a long, chaotic year   When online in my feeds, there arose such a clatter. I sprang open my Chrome to see what was the matter.   Away to my tabs, I clicked on them post haste, Tore open Google News to see just what we faced.   The headlines were filled with so much interruption – A luster of clickbait o'er this holiday disruption.   When what to my marketer's eyes should appear? Nothing but omicron, crypto, stock crashes, and fear.     Suddenly a noise came so lively and quick, The voice I recognized could be only St. Nick!   With a whistle and a shout, he parked on my roof – His self-driving Tesla couldn't distinguish the route.      As fast as Quibi proceeded to fail, St. Nick jumped to his MacBook and opened email.   “Now budgets! Now plans! Now audits! Now tech!      On process! On content! On calendars in check!”    He flew 'cross the keyboard, dramatically smashed Send, Gave us all our approvals, extending our content spend.     He spoke not a word but held his hand to his ear Listening for mail notifications across the world to appear.   Then laying his finger aside of his nose He winked and said, “Tell it well, Robert Rose.”   St. Nick sprang to his Tesla, gave me a quick wave, Then turned and confided, “Some plans even Ryan Reynolds can't save.   “But for all the content marketing folk and for you, I wish you good times in 2022.”   And then he flew off, with less noise than in Clubhouse Waving off all the fear, the uncertainty, the doubts.   Then I heard him exclaim as he shifted into “gear,”  “Happy Holidays to all and a Happy New Year!” --------- Liked this show? SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on Spotify, Apple, Google and more. Catch past episodes and show notes at ThisOldMarketing.site.

Geek Therapy Radio Podcast
M1 Macbook Pro 1 year review and were there "to many" Analogue Pocket reviews? | 225

Geek Therapy Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 39:01


I've spent a little over a year with my 1st gen M1 Macbook Pro, here are my thoughts. Also, I explore the potential optics surrounding the flood of Analogue Pocket reviews we saw last week. Am I alone? https://www.geektherapyradio.com/Analogue Pocket segment video https://youtu.be/MUhRKwlrP3M(Haven't edited the M1 MBP year review video yet...)

Björeman // Melin
Avsnitt 288: Chips- och kakfiltret

Björeman // Melin

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 130:28


Uppföljning/uppvärmning Med lite tur har DMZ Retro #5 nått backarna när detta sänds Bärbar kontra stationär redux, med drömmar om nya skärmar från Apple Jocke ger bort sin Macbook till dottern och villhöver köpa ny bärbar Rykte: nya externa skärmar från Apple Mac mini m1 och Bluetooth-bekymmer: annan BT-enhet stör ut Magic Mouse Mini Motorways. Irriterande roligt spel på Apple Arcade Ämnen Legacy contact. Hur hanterar vi vårt personliga digitala arv? Apple Åtkomst till iCloud Photos Notes Mail Contacts Calendars Reminders Messages in iCloud Call history Files stored in iCloud Drive Health Data Voice Memos Safari Bookmarks and Reading List iCloud Backup Ej åtkomst till Licensed media, for example, films, music, and books that the account holder has purchased In-app purchases, for example, upgrades, subscriptions, game currency, or other content that was bought inside an app Payment information, for example Apple ID payment information or cards that have been saved for use with Apple Pay Information stored in the account holder's Keychain, for example, Safari usernames and passwords, internet accounts (used in Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Messages), credit card numbers and expiry dates, and Wi-Fi passwords Domäner Hosting etc. Årets glögg? Årets julbord - några nyheter? Våra respektive önskelistor Film och TV The Grand Tour: Carnage a trois. 2,5/5BMÅ Cowboy Bebop: Jocke har sett s01. 3/5BMÅ Red notice. 1,5/5 BMÅ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 3/5BMÅ Julfilmer: Die Hard 1, 2 Love Actually Notting Hill Sagan om Ringen Claus Eyes Wide Shut The Nightmare Before Christmas Ombytta Roller Gremlins Avslutning GOD JUL! Länkar Vibrationsdämpare Sällskapsresan 2 “Wall street”-powerbook Rykten om nya skärmar från Apple Ipad-tangentbord från Apple Ipad-tangentbord från Brydge Zagg messenger folio 2 Mini motorways Mini metro Digitalt arv Efterlevande kontaktperson på Facebook Blossa 21 Hellström glögg - äpple, julkryddor och gin Hirams drömskinka Stensåkras älgprinskorv Stream deck - utveckla ditt innehåll The Matrix resurrections Cowboy bebop Red notice Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings Fullständig avsnittsinformation finns här: https://www.bjoremanmelin.se/podcast/avsnitt-288-chips-och-kakfiltret.html

Notnerd Podcast: Tech Better
Episode 315: Cable All Over Again

Notnerd Podcast: Tech Better

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 48:44


Gather the family around the fire with some egg nog so that you can all tech better this holiday season. We've got all the weeks tech news, a bunch of pro tips, and some great picks for you and yours. Followup:   Nate's MBP (01:40) LastPass is going independent again (04:45) Pixelmator Photo comes to iPhone (07:05) YouTube TV drops Disney owned channels and price for a few days (09:20) Dave - Sound experiment failure (11:00) Dave's Pro Tip of the Week: Wayback Machine (13:15) Takes:  The Metaverse has a groping problem (15:45) A bug in Android and Microsoft Teams causes 911 calls to fail (19:25) $300K NFT accidentally sold for $3K (20:50) Apple launches Find My detector app (23:00) Log4Shell vulnerability is massive (25:25) Bonus Odd Take: Centennial Light Bulb Cam (27:55) Bonus Bonus: Amazingly Awkward Christmas Playlist Spotify iTunes (30:40) Picks of the Week:  Dave: RIP VHS swag - YouTube Channel (33:15) Nate: Dave's Gifts - Cult of Mac Book, Portable Watch Charger () Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.

Billy Newman Photo Podcast
Billy Newman Photo Podcast | 194 Oregon Anthropology – Mac Tools

Billy Newman Photo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 13:29


If you're looking to discuss photography assignment work, or a podcast interview, please drop me an email. Drop Billy Newman an email here. If you want to book a wedding photography package, or a family portrait session, please visit GoldenHourWedding.com or you can email the Golden Hour Wedding booking manager here. If you want to look at my photography, my current portfolio is here. If you want to purchase stock images by Billy Newman, my current Stock photo library is here. If you want to learn more about the work Billy is doing as an Oregon outdoor travel guide, you can find resources on GoldenHourExperience.com. If you want to listen to the Archeoastronomy research podcast created by Billy Newman, you can listen to the Night Sky Podcast here. If you want to read a free PDF eBook written by Billy Newman about film photography: you can download Working With Film here. Yours free. Want to hear from me more often?Subscribe to the Billy Newman Photo Podcast on Apple Podcasts here. If you get value out of the photography content I produce, consider making a sustaining value for value financial contribution, Visit the Support Page here. You can find my latest photo books all on Amazon here. Website Billy Newman Photo https://billynewmanphoto.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/billynewmanphoto Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/billynewmanphotos/ Twitter https://twitter.com/billynewman Instagram https://www.instagram.com/billynewman/ About   https://billynewmanphoto.com/about/ 194 Oregon Anthropology - Mac Tools 0:14 Hello and thank you very much for listening to this episode of The Billy Newman photo podcast. 0:23 Today I wanted to talk to you about back to my Mac a built in system that does VNC screen sharing and screen control from another Macintosh. And then a Macintosh isn't a Macintosh, it's a Mac, I guess now i don't know but from another Macintosh computer in your iCloud account. So if you have an iCloud account, and you have multiple computers, and you're looking for a way to operate a quick system that's secure to do a VNC. Back to your Mac, let's say at home from your office computer, you can set up the system in your iCloud account, where you're able to open the port up, I guess and open the boards, and then you're able to do something that's I guess, kind of complicated outside of this, there's other utilities that are paid. I think, like with LogMeIn, or maybe there's some things with screen share, I think is an app that I had heard kind of float around a couple times, and also other utilities that do like back to my or go to my PC or, you know, other kind of Express, like VNC utilities that are out there on the internet, which I'm sure there's plenty of options for above, if you're on a Macintosh, like I'm working with a Mac Pro, and a MacBook Pro. And so when I'm at home, I was trying to access this other computer and check it out. And so I was trying to set up a back to my Mac system where I'm able to see some of the files on the desktop and then make operational or you know, like move the mouse around and click on icons, open programs up. And that was really assisting me when I was trying to do a long term render, like maybe I was talking about before, where I was setting up a bunch of dot m o v files to render out on that CPU system that was much faster than the laptop. But when I was away from that computer, I wanted to check on it. And there was also a kind of a limitation to how many you could add it at a time while it was to work effectively. And so, so kind of managing that a little bit was a much more effective using this VNC software and being being able to operate that computer, get the leverage of the CPU system that that you can run with it, but also not have to be physically maintaining that computer, add it directly. So really interesting kind of stuff, a great opportunity if you have a handful of those computers in your household or in your domain, but definitely something to check out back to my Mac built into Mac OS. 2:37 You can see more of my work at Billy Newman photo comm you can check out some of my photo books on Amazon. I think if you look at that Bitly Newman under the author's section there and see some of the photo books on film on the desert, on surrealism on camping, and cool stuff over there. I put up a couple photos this last week, like that teepee ring I was talking about in Eastern Oregon, and then in teepees kind of a coloque. Or you know, it's like it's a word we will understand for a canvas hut made to be a dwelling. I don't know. So I'm sure there's lots of different forms of I was looking at a little bit more after that. And it looks like I think that site like that that TP ring site that I was looking at, I think it was established like 2500 years ago. Maybe that's correct. It could be 2500 BC, it could be all sorts of things. There's there's, there's information out there. I think from the University of Oregon, one of the researchers that was there did their dissertation in the early 90s on an archeological site that was near that area, and they found remnants of the Clovis people I think I mentioned that this last time the Clovis people was that was a group that came through after like the landbridge you know, like the like the original kind of kind of grew up with people that came through the area. And so for a lot of time, they didn't really consider that they were in the Oregon region or the Oregon territory but there's a lot of evidence I mean I think like the fort rock shoe, II fat you can see pictures of that I think it's like a you know, it's a it's an interesting artifact, but I think it was dated to like 12,000 years ago. It's it's one of the oldest human ram remnants out there, but it was just cache issues. I was out by little fort rock. And then I think there's another one out Nia Paisley, another set of caves where there was a cache found some really interesting stuff out there but today, I posted a photograph of one of the rocks that I found out there it's just kind of a cool two tone piece. I don't know if it's Jasper or if it's just something else like that, but it's just cool to touch on piece of rock. I think Jasper that kind of flows from from like an Auburn sort of orange color into a deep red color at the top of it. It was just kind of a cool thing. And, and what's cool about Eastern Oregon is, is you can just walk around out there and there's so much of the geology exposed. There's so much land expose, there's a lot of really cool stuff that you can walk around and find are just some really interesting pieces that you can go about and find that show a lot of the geologic History of the past I hear like, like where obsidian came from. in Oregon. It's really interesting when you start finding, like naturally formed obsidian in some places, I think like after mazama, that was a big one. There's another area called glass mountain, not in Eastern Oregon. But Oregon was a really big location of it. I think, specifically because of the Cascade Mountains. There's a lot of volcanic activity that created that. And it's interesting too, because I, I suppose that, I suppose, because I've read that, that as archaeologists, like look at the type of stone it is even further back toward like the Mississippi, they find they find artifacts that are made of obsidian, and they can trace that stone source back to the west coast, which is really interesting. I think it's sort of an indicator of some of the more established trade routes that they had where they would trade Flintstone and obsidian stone across tribes and it would end up migrating for you know, 1000s of miles across the United States but it's really interesting when you start kind of picking up on some of that and away cool when you get back out there in the Eastern Oregon when when that stuff's exposed on the ground you can walk around and like oh well look at this look at these types of look at this type of soil. Look at this kind of rim rock. Look at these petroglyphs I mean, there's lots of Indian remains out there that's really interesting. So all that stuff's super fascinating to me. And, and a lot of it we like I was mentioned before, we don't really get to see over here in the Willamette Valley from the calapooia Indians that were over here and a huge population just just 1000 years ago all from Eugene to Portland, there was a bajillion people that kind of populated this valley because it's so fertile I'm sure you know, it's a great place to live. Or it's a it's a pretty suitable moderate climate and a lot of ways and man way better than the east side of the Cascades. Oh, the rough out there. Imagine like a winter out and burns before there's a burns Yikes. That's what it's hearing about is that Yeah, lots of stuff out there and all those likes, but really interesting to go to go check out and look at and kind of learn more about that sort of stuff. 7:03 You can check out more information that Billy Newman photo comm you can go to Billy Newman photo.com Ford slash support. If you want to help me out and participate in the value for value model that we're running this podcast with. If you receive some value out of some of the stuff that I was talking about, you're welcome to help me out and send some value my way through the portal at Billy Newman photo.com forward slash support, you can also find more information there about Patreon and the way that I use it if you're interested or feel more comfortable using Patreon that's patreon.com forward slash Billy Newman photo. Know I haven't like it's kind of kind of fun to be checking out some stuff on what's the other stuff I had to talk about. I think it was trying to figure out some stuff on like my Mac laptop, I've been trying to set it up more so that as the full set of applications and features and utilities on it that I wanted, I've talked a little bit about that. I went ahead and I got the I stat menus application on there. So I can look at the sensors that are in my Mac Book. The one is the network in and out speeds that are current and the history of the network up and down speeds, I guess over the last day or, you know, seven days or you know all that all that informations in there, the amount of disk space where all these different pieces of information you kind of want to know about your computer in your system and how it's working. Have Daisy disk, which is what I've been using in the past a lot, it's a really cool are pretty good graphical way of sort of showing the pie chart of what's taking up space on your hard drive. I mean, using Gemini as a de duplication application to go through and find like different versions of photos that I don't really want to keep stored anymore, which has been interesting to go through or just these just straight duplicates where you know, the photograph pulled in is just the raw version twice. And there's no difference between it other than just one files named to something like that sort of silly. So it's taking a silly amount of space, this has been a good program to kind of find some of those programs and then eliminate them. And it's good also to showing you like or letting you compare like these two are said to be the same to you, I'm going to kind of automatically go through and take them out, I don't really recommend that it seems like it's best to sort of go through and select a number of them and start pulling out 9:20 was sort of with some thought and care to it. It seemed like that made a difference to me when I did it. So it might make a difference if you tried to go to another app that I jumped on to was the magnet app which sort of reproduces some of the functionality started seeing in Windows seven now in Windows 10 where the windows like if you have a some some window up and some program and you drag it over to the left side, it'll snap to the left side and then kind of fill that side of the screen or if you drag it straight up, it'll fill the full screen if you bring it over the right side of that right side of the screen. That snapping stuff isn't really on the Mac. It's always sort of been set it to do these sort of multi window painting things but I kind of like it's snapping over to the side. To help some you have some bigger monitors to where you can kind of grab over to the side with if you have a couple programs. So I got this program called magnet, it's one of the top selling paid apps. In the App Store, there's a few different competitors to that people seem to be interested in, also, but I got this one, it was working great enough, it's a little different than the way that the windows went does it but it's fine. And it adds the functionality that I was looking for, which is great, great benefit for me. The other one, the other utility that I was picking up was paste the paste app, which I think is kind of interesting. It's, it's like a clipboard app. So every computer I think, since we started getting graphical user interfaces, I think since as I recall, Windows 3.1 had, you know a clipboard in it, but that's when you do the copy paste stuff if you copy or cut, copy or paste if you cut or copy something, it goes on to your clipboard and then when you paste it, it's pulled off the clipboard and paste it in to where it's going to go. But really the computer convention for whatever reason is just set to that you can only copy or cut one item at a time. And if you cut again, a copy again, there's really no history of it or there's no way to track back the level of things that you've had copied or cut if you want to paste those in so it can kind of add into some frustrations. But this clipboard utility paste the paste app I think is set to sort of store like snippets and and pieces of information that you're going to try and pull up and use repeatedly over time through like your workflow. So I was trying to figure out a way to do that I'm doing a bunch of SEO stuff like I was saying on that website. So going through and having like, like, you know, this is a block of links, this is a block of explanation. Texas is like a great meta tag This is for this. So I have all that sort of laid out. That's a great workflow where I can just kind of pull up and sort of it's like, it's visually the UI is like a command on the keyboard and a pole at the bottom third of the screen and you have this history this row this like timeline of all the different times that you've copied something over to your clipboard and you can go back to as far as a month or maybe even more than that and it'll share it with iCloud too. So if you have different computers, you can have this app on there and you can kind of share everything on your clipboard around it's kind of interesting and it's a cool little little useful Mac utility if you are so inclined to do copy paste, but I don't know I you know, a lot of people seem to survive which is what is it command community community? I guess I have up until this point, but try it out. That'd be kind of fun. So thanks a lot for checking out this episode of The Billy Newman photo podcast. Hope you guys check out some stuff on Billy Newman photo comm few new things up there some stuff on the homepage, good links to other other outbound sources, some links to books and links to some podcasts. Like this blog posts are pretty cool. Yeah, check it out at Billy numina photo calm. Thanks for listening to this episode at the backend

Radio Giga
iPad jetzt noch sinnvoller: Apple legt nach

Radio Giga

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021


Schon seit einiger Zeit versucht Apple das iPad, vor allem die Pro-Modelle, als echte Alternative zum MacBook zu etablieren. Jetzt macht der iPhone-Hersteller einen weiteren, vielleicht sogar den entscheidenden Schritt und legt nach. Wer nämlich Apps fürs iPhone entwickeln möchte, der benötigt fortan keinen Mac mehr, ein iPad genügt.

Ennui Talk
215 The Very Merry Ennui Christmas Show!

Ennui Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 47:00


Host Matthew Winter (@matthewwwinter) is joined by co-host and co-producer Ben Davis (@benj1dav1s) for their annual Christmas special, discussing their worst Christmas presents, if Steve Irwin's son became a wrestler, pretending your sister is your girlfriend, nearly buying a Macbook, and a very nice Christmas message to the fans.

WHO 37 - A Doctor Who Podcast
Doctor Who Gives A Flux

WHO 37 - A Doctor Who Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 98:14


Much like the latest season of Doctor Who itself, this episode of the podcast is long and rambling and has very shitty sound quality - more shitty than usual because Sean was Skyping via phone and I hadn't realized until after we finished recording that my mic wasn't plugged in, and all my audio was recorded by the built-in microphone in my Macbook.  So if you are easily offended by shitty audio quality as well as an honest and brutal critique of "Doctor Who: Flux", you probably shouldn't listen to this.  Happy Holidays! - JB

36氪·快讯不联播
晚报 | 北京CBD将打造千亿级商圈;高盛:苹果iPhone供应逐渐好转,MacBook供不应求

36氪·快讯不联播

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 4:28


北京CBD将打造千亿级商圈;高盛:苹果iPhone供应逐渐好转,MacBook供不应求

TWiT Bits (Video HD)
TNW Clip: iFixit's Most Interesting Device Teardowns of 2021

TWiT Bits (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 13:13


On Tech News Weekly, Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell talk to Kevin Purdy of iFixit about some of the most interesting device teardowns of the year. For this story and more, check out Tech News Weekly: https://twit.tv/tnw/213 Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guest: Kevin Purdy You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

TWiT Bits (Video HI)
TNW Clip: iFixit's Most Interesting Device Teardowns of 2021

TWiT Bits (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 13:13


On Tech News Weekly, Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell talk to Kevin Purdy of iFixit about some of the most interesting device teardowns of the year. For this story and more, check out Tech News Weekly: https://twit.tv/tnw/213 Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guest: Kevin Purdy You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

TWiT Bits (MP3)
TNW Clip: iFixit's Most Interesting Device Teardowns of 2021

TWiT Bits (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 13:10


On Tech News Weekly, Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell talk to Kevin Purdy of iFixit about some of the most interesting device teardowns of the year. For this story and more, check out Tech News Weekly: https://twit.tv/tnw/213 Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guest: Kevin Purdy You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

The Test Drivers
45: The MacBook Dilemma

The Test Drivers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 60:32


Austin and Myke are recording their very first episode in person! As well as some various show and tell, they talk more about the MacBook Pro, and revisit some predictions made earlier in the year.

Relay FM Master Feed
The Test Drivers 45: The MacBook Dilemma

Relay FM Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 60:32


Austin and Myke are recording their very first episode in person! As well as some various show and tell, they talk more about the MacBook Pro, and revisit some predictions made earlier in the year.

Crack House Chronicles
Ep. 92 The Disappearance of Alicia Navarro

Crack House Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 31:26


In this episode of the Crack House Chronicles Donnie and Dale discuss the disappearance of Alicia Navarro who was last seen in Glendale, Arizona on September 15, 2019. At 1:00 a.m. she came downstairs for a glass of water and asked her mother why she was still awake. Her mother didn't think much of this and went to sleep. When her mother woke up at 7:00 a.m., the back door was open, chairs were placed against a brick wall in the backyard and there were shoe prints matching Alicia's sneakers. It appeared she'd used the chairs to climb over the wall. Go to Apple Podcast and click that 5 Star! Thanks! https://crackhousechronicles.com/ Check out our MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/user/crackhousechronicles Sponsors: https://betterhelp.com/chc If you use this link or Promo Code CHC, BetterHELP will give you 10% off your first months bill. Sources: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale/2021/09/15/glendale-teen-alicia-navarro-still-missing-2-years-after-disappearance/8281079002/ https://charleyproject.org/case/alicia-christian-navarro  

Unf*ck Your Relationships
Ep 27: Break Up Smarter, Not Harder

Unf*ck Your Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 26:39


On today's episode of the Unf*ck Your Relationships podcast, we're talking about how to deal when you get your heart broken. Whether you were the initiator, on the receiving end, or the series finale was a mutual decision; breakups are tough to handle. All the questions, self-doubt, and paranoia invade your brain, in between pints of cookie dough ice cream and “Legally Blonde” viewings... tears in your eyes, yearning in vain for the power Elle Woods wielded in the laptop scene (RIP fun Macbooks). But guess what, that can be you! Here are a few things we cover in this episode: How processing the hurt and anger is how you heal How to cultivate a better relationship with yourself How to reframe and see what you can learn from it If this episode finds you going through a breakup in real time, I hope it offers some hope and comfort. And I hope that even if you're happily committed, it helps you remember that ultimately, your most important relationship is with yourself.  If you have enjoyed this episode of the podcast, take a screenshot, head on over to my Instagram and share it on your IG stories and tag me, @michellepanning And if you love what you learned, be sure to hit that follow button so you never miss a future episode, and leave a review to help me reach more passionate women just like you who want to heal their relationship patterns so they can have REAL intimacy with men.    CONNECT WITH MICHELLE: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/michellepanning Website: http://www.michellepanning.com Join my signature 12-week program, The Connected Woman. If you're ready to go from anxious & insecure in your relationships to setting boundaries, healing yourself and living your dream life, sign up here: https://michellepanning.com/the-connected-woman

Inside Apple
$60 with a rumored SE and threats from Apple.

Inside Apple

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 6:09


You can now get a $60 MacBook with a rumored SE and Apple Lawyers threaten to sue certain peeps.

AppleInsider Podcast
Best iPhone Apps, Apple's 2022 Device Roadmap, and MacBook Upgrade Program

AppleInsider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 69:01


We highlight our favorite iPhone apps, discuss Apple's 2022 device roadmap, and Apple's design team reveals images from inside Apple Park. Follow our hosts @stephenrobles on Twitter @WGallagher on Twitter Sponsored by: Therabody: Try Theragun for 30 Days starting at just $190! Get your Gen 4 Theragun today at: therabody.com/appleinsider Molekule: For a limited time, save up to $120 on Molekule air purifiers when you use the promo code appleinsider at checkout! Visit: molekule.com to learn more. Coinbase: For a limited time, new users can get $10 in FREE Bitcoin when you sign up today at: coinbase.com/appleinsider Zocdoc: Go to zocdoc.com/appleinsider and download the app to sign-up for FREE. Find doctors and specialists that take your insurance and even book appointments online! ExpressVPN: AppleInsider listeners can get three extra months when you sign up for a year of service! Visit: expressvpn.com/appleinsider Support the show Support the show on Patreon or Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes every week, access to our private Discord channel, and early release of the show! We would also appreciate a 5-star rating and review in Apple Podcasts Links from the show Apple AR headset, new Mac Pro and more expected in 2022 More powerful AirPods Pro 2 predicted to arrive in the end of 2022 Three new Apple Watch models coming in 2022, says Ming-Chi Kuo Apple's ‘notebook upgrade program' could get businesses new M1 Macs for $30 per month Apple Self Service Repair preps underway with iPhone service history in iOS 15.2 Apple execs explain the design philosophy behind Apple Watch bands .Apple's Open Source Website Apple design team shows off 'quiet and calming' Apple Park iPhone app recommendations ‎Spark Mail – Email by Readdle ‎Pocket Casts ‎Fantastical - Calendar & Tasks ‎AnyList: Grocery Shopping List ‎Transloader ‎Reeder 5 ‎Drafts ‎Screens ‎FiLMiC Pro-Video Camera ‎Halide Mark II - Pro Camera ‎Widgetsmith ‎Google Voice ‎JustWatch - Movies & TV Shows ‎Home+ 5 ‎HotelTonight - Hotel Deals ‎Threes! ‎GIF Keyboard ‎Alto's Odyssey ‎OmniFocus 3 ‎Google Home ‎Spike Email - Mail & Team Chat ‎Taskade - Manage anything! ‎Miro: online whiteboard More AppleInsider podcasts Subscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Tune in to our HomeKit Insider podcast covering the latest news, products, apps and everything HomeKit related. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or just search for HomeKit Insider wherever you get your podcasts. Podcast artwork from Basic Apple Guy. Download the free wallpaper pack here. Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: steve@appleinsider.com

Art Design Music
S1E10 – massively popular graphic designer Aaron Draplin

Art Design Music

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 79:44


Aaron Draplin is a rock star and enigma in the design world – talent flows from every pour and yet zero pretention. He's a free flowing fountain of ideas, stories and inspiration… and like the rest of us, he's also an avid record collector. This one is a biggie, packed full of wild moments from the design highway of Draplin's brain. He delves into projects he's worked on, but also digs into his own record collection and even grabs the guitar to strum a few chords of a Canadian classic. Pour up a drink but don't go for a sip when Draplin is speaking as you never know what he'll come out with next and you don't want to spit hot coffee over your brand new Macbook when he drops some hilarious insanity and design bombshells into your ear holes.

The Tech Guy (Video HI)
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1850

The Tech Guy (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 159:36


Jamie is calling in asking what's a good security camera that they can install in their car. Ray's been getting messages that his password was changed on his online bank account. He wants to know what he can do to fix the situation? Sheryl's PIxel 3 phone is getting one last security update next year, then no more after that. Should she continue to use the phone after the last security update? Elton has an old HP computer and upgraded it to Windows 10 recently, but can no longer use the Blu-Ray player within Windows. What can he do about it? Tom has a daughter that loves to listen to music on a mp3 device, and she needs a new one. What are some good options that aren't too expensive? Plus, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT simplisafe.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

The Tech Guy (MP3)
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1850

The Tech Guy (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 158:51


Jamie is calling in asking what's a good security camera that they can install in their car. Ray's been getting messages that his password was changed on his online bank account. He wants to know what he can do to fix the situation? Sheryl's PIxel 3 phone is getting one last security update next year, then no more after that. Should she continue to use the phone after the last security update? Elton has an old HP computer and upgraded it to Windows 10 recently, but can no longer use the Blu-Ray player within Windows. What can he do about it? Tom has a daughter that loves to listen to music on a mp3 device, and she needs a new one. What are some good options that aren't too expensive? Plus, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT simplisafe.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)
The Tech Guy 1850

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 159:36


Jamie is calling in asking what's a good security camera that they can install in their car. Ray's been getting messages that his password was changed on his online bank account. He wants to know what he can do to fix the situation? Sheryl's PIxel 3 phone is getting one last security update next year, then no more after that. Should she continue to use the phone after the last security update? Elton has an old HP computer and upgraded it to Windows 10 recently, but can no longer use the Blu-Ray player within Windows. What can he do about it? Tom has a daughter that loves to listen to music on a mp3 device, and she needs a new one. What are some good options that aren't too expensive? Plus, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT simplisafe.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
The Tech Guy 1850

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 158:51


Jamie is calling in asking what's a good security camera that they can install in their car. Ray's been getting messages that his password was changed on his online bank account. He wants to know what he can do to fix the situation? Sheryl's PIxel 3 phone is getting one last security update next year, then no more after that. Should she continue to use the phone after the last security update? Elton has an old HP computer and upgraded it to Windows 10 recently, but can no longer use the Blu-Ray player within Windows. What can he do about it? Tom has a daughter that loves to listen to music on a mp3 device, and she needs a new one. What are some good options that aren't too expensive? Plus, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT simplisafe.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

Radio Leo (Audio)
The Tech Guy 1850

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 158:51


Jamie is calling in asking what's a good security camera that they can install in their car. Ray's been getting messages that his password was changed on his online bank account. He wants to know what he can do to fix the situation? Sheryl's PIxel 3 phone is getting one last security update next year, then no more after that. Should she continue to use the phone after the last security update? Elton has an old HP computer and upgraded it to Windows 10 recently, but can no longer use the Blu-Ray player within Windows. What can he do about it? Tom has a daughter that loves to listen to music on a mp3 device, and she needs a new one. What are some good options that aren't too expensive? Plus, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT simplisafe.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

Radio Leo (Video HD)
The Tech Guy 1850

Radio Leo (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 159:36


Jamie is calling in asking what's a good security camera that they can install in their car. Ray's been getting messages that his password was changed on his online bank account. He wants to know what he can do to fix the situation? Sheryl's PIxel 3 phone is getting one last security update next year, then no more after that. Should she continue to use the phone after the last security update? Elton has an old HP computer and upgraded it to Windows 10 recently, but can no longer use the Blu-Ray player within Windows. What can he do about it? Tom has a daughter that loves to listen to music on a mp3 device, and she needs a new one. What are some good options that aren't too expensive? Plus, chatting with Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT simplisafe.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

Creepy Cove Community Church Podcast
S3 Ep 10 'The Christmas Horror Song (Cos of Covid 19) Music Special live from The Overlook Hotel (SEASON FINALE)

Creepy Cove Community Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 51:01


In this rather unusual episode of Creepy Cove, Peter turns up at the church ready for another lovely horror themed church service, but is struck by the eerie atmosphere...OF AN EMPTY CHURCH. Where is the congregation? Thankfully, Peter is able to have a conversation with Church Administrator Rupert Donk, to learn that a terrible blight has reached even Creepy Cove...Yet the show must go on, in some way...and so after ten minutes of chat, Rupert dusts off an old cassette and plays it...what is on the tape, you ask? I shall tell you.For it is the Flicks That Church Forgot Horror Song Music Special from 2014. Previously thought lost (e.g. behind a Patreon Paywall) that special show, broadcast from The Overlook Hotel, is played in it's entirety for your pleasure. That music special features songs from horror films, METICULOUSLY recreated by Peter Laws with his keyboard, guitar and a Macbook. Music includes songs from THE WICKER MANCARRIEHOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLFTEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE IISILVER BULLETTHE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEKKINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS &DEADTIME STORIES (aka Freaky Fairy Tales)So please sit back and enjoy this tale of two halfs, almost...a dip into Creepy Cove, and then a special night of entertainment from the vault...all in a bid to wish you, our loyal listener...a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!www.patreon.com/creepycoveSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/creepycove)

APPLELOGIAS
Macbooks DANDO PAU.

APPLELOGIAS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 14:11


Design não é nada, Software É TUDO. Nunca antes os sistemas operacionais dos produtos Apple foram lançados com tantos bugs. Porque isso? Insta: www.instagram.com/applelogias --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/applelogias/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/applelogias/support

The Apple Circle Podcast
iPhone 14: Its Over

The Apple Circle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 65:15


In this week's episode we discuss the leaks of the Apple Glasses and Apple VR/AR mixed reality headset. We also give our thoughts on the MacBook upgrade program and weigh in on buying used MacBooks. VIEW VIDEO VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/n4u_egRXwrc Apple Last Minute Leaks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRYfJS6g55A The Apple Circle: http://youtube.com/theapplecircle Join the conversation; call now with questions or comments: (949) 354-3508 Follow @theapplecircle on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/theapplecircle Follow the hosts: Robert Rosenfeld http://www.twitter.com/robertrosenfeld Matt Gonzalez http://www.twitter.com/mattdgonzalez --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theapplecircle/support

EasyApple
#538: Deck del trash

EasyApple

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 47:46


Si parla di Elgato Stream Deck, di Mac Mini vs MacBook, della 2FA e 1Password, di come rinominare 150000 file con un click, di come usare FFMPEG per convertire video e creare timelapse, del tasto option di macOS.

MacBreak Weekly (Video HI)
MBW 794: Canada Loves You Back - Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem

MacBreak Weekly (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 134:29


Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem Apple Podcasts Best of 2021. Third annual Apple Music Award winners. Apple alerted Polish prosecutor that NSO has likely compromised her iPhone. Apple fines $11 million for misuse of customer data in Italy. Apple taps TSMC to build a custom iPhone 5G modem in 2023. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power. Apple's Car and VR headsets are poised to alter the typical product rollout strategy. First look at the new Swift Playgrounds 4 ahead of the official release. Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 report iOS 15 breaks in-car Bluetooth hands-free systems. Apple introduces a new MacBook upgrade program for business partners. Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money. Some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe 3 charging issues when Mac is closed. Apple announces new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds. Apple still working on an airpower-like charger, also long-range wireless charging and reverse charging. Picks of the Week Alex's Pick: 808 Andy's Pick: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas & Bill Nack recites the closing lines from "The Great Gatsby" Rene's Pick: Disney+ Leo's Pick: Nutshell Cases (and mouse!) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit Melissa.com/twit wealthfront.com/macbreak

MacBreak Weekly (MP3)
MBW 794: Canada Loves You Back - Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem

MacBreak Weekly (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 133:51


Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem Apple Podcasts Best of 2021. Third annual Apple Music Award winners. Apple alerted Polish prosecutor that NSO has likely compromised her iPhone. Apple fines $11 million for misuse of customer data in Italy. Apple taps TSMC to build a custom iPhone 5G modem in 2023. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power. Apple's Car and VR headsets are poised to alter the typical product rollout strategy. First look at the new Swift Playgrounds 4 ahead of the official release. Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 report iOS 15 breaks in-car Bluetooth hands-free systems. Apple introduces a new MacBook upgrade program for business partners. Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money. Some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe 3 charging issues when Mac is closed. Apple announces new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds. Apple still working on an airpower-like charger, also long-range wireless charging and reverse charging. Picks of the Week Alex's Pick: 808 Andy's Pick: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas & Bill Nack recites the closing lines from "The Great Gatsby" Rene's Pick: Disney+ Leo's Pick: Nutshell Cases (and mouse!) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit Melissa.com/twit wealthfront.com/macbreak

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)
MacBreak Weekly 794: Canada Loves You Back

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 134:29


Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem Apple Podcasts Best of 2021. Third annual Apple Music Award winners. Apple alerted Polish prosecutor that NSO has likely compromised her iPhone. Apple fines $11 million for misuse of customer data in Italy. Apple taps TSMC to build a custom iPhone 5G modem in 2023. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power. Apple's Car and VR headsets are poised to alter the typical product rollout strategy. First look at the new Swift Playgrounds 4 ahead of the official release. Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 report iOS 15 breaks in-car Bluetooth hands-free systems. Apple introduces a new MacBook upgrade program for business partners. Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money. Some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe 3 charging issues when Mac is closed. Apple announces new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds. Apple still working on an airpower-like charger, also long-range wireless charging and reverse charging. Picks of the Week Alex's Pick: 808 Andy's Pick: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas & Bill Nack recites the closing lines from "The Great Gatsby" Rene's Pick: Disney+ Leo's Pick: Nutshell Cases (and mouse!) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit Melissa.com/twit wealthfront.com/macbreak

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
MacBreak Weekly 794: Canada Loves You Back

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 133:51


Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem Apple Podcasts Best of 2021. Third annual Apple Music Award winners. Apple alerted Polish prosecutor that NSO has likely compromised her iPhone. Apple fines $11 million for misuse of customer data in Italy. Apple taps TSMC to build a custom iPhone 5G modem in 2023. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power. Apple's Car and VR headsets are poised to alter the typical product rollout strategy. First look at the new Swift Playgrounds 4 ahead of the official release. Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 report iOS 15 breaks in-car Bluetooth hands-free systems. Apple introduces a new MacBook upgrade program for business partners. Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money. Some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe 3 charging issues when Mac is closed. Apple announces new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds. Apple still working on an airpower-like charger, also long-range wireless charging and reverse charging. Picks of the Week Alex's Pick: 808 Andy's Pick: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas & Bill Nack recites the closing lines from "The Great Gatsby" Rene's Pick: Disney+ Leo's Pick: Nutshell Cases (and mouse!) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit Melissa.com/twit wealthfront.com/macbreak

Radio Leo (Audio)
MacBreak Weekly 794: Canada Loves You Back

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 133:51


Apple Music Awards, AR Headset, 5G Modem Apple Podcasts Best of 2021. Third annual Apple Music Award winners. Apple alerted Polish prosecutor that NSO has likely compromised her iPhone. Apple fines $11 million for misuse of customer data in Italy. Apple taps TSMC to build a custom iPhone 5G modem in 2023. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power. Apple's Car and VR headsets are poised to alter the typical product rollout strategy. First look at the new Swift Playgrounds 4 ahead of the official release. Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 report iOS 15 breaks in-car Bluetooth hands-free systems. Apple introduces a new MacBook upgrade program for business partners. Reddit engineer details how the new M1 Max MacBook Pro can save devs time and money. Some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners report MagSafe 3 charging issues when Mac is closed. Apple announces new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds. Apple still working on an airpower-like charger, also long-range wireless charging and reverse charging. Picks of the Week Alex's Pick: 808 Andy's Pick: Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas & Bill Nack recites the closing lines from "The Great Gatsby" Rene's Pick: Disney+ Leo's Pick: Nutshell Cases (and mouse!) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay, Rene Ritchie, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit Melissa.com/twit wealthfront.com/macbreak

Genius Bar
43: The iPhone Is DEAD

Genius Bar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 72:38


❓ https://geniuscloth.com ❓ Is Apple planning to kill the iPhone with their upcoming AR devices? Some rumors suggest so. Plus, a recap of the BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS, Apple's AirPower re-do and a new MacBook upgrade program. This episode is sponsored by BlockFi! Get a bonus of $25 in crypto after you make your first purchase with the credit card, when you sign up at http://blockfi.com/GENIUS. This episode is also sponsored by our friends at BetterHelp! Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month! Discount code “geniusbar" will be automatically applied when you use our link http://betterhelp.com/geniusbar This episode is also sponsored by Capital One. See how Capital One is using machine learning to create the future of banking! https://capitalone.com Follow Genius Bar Genius Bar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/geniusbarcast Sam on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/iupdate Jon on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/frontpagetech Sam on Twitter: http://twitter.com/iupdate Jon on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jon_prosser

Ask Drone U
ADU 01228: How to Buy the Best Computing System for Your Drone Business

Ask Drone U

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 13:54


Mac or Windows? Laptops or Desktops? What are some of the best options for drone pilots? Today's show is about the best computer options available for drone pilots. Our caller for today, Cody is, of course, a drone pilot who is scouting for the best and most affordable computer system. So, what are some of the main things that Cody should consider when buying a computer for his drone business? How can he get the maximum bang for the buck? To answer Cody's question, we first discuss the all-new Macbook Pro, and whether or not it is a good buy for professionals. You will also learn how the ongoing chip shortage coupled with the surge in cryptocurrency mining has led to skyrocketing prices. So, as a drone pilot, should Copy opt for the latest Apple laptop? Or should he go for desktop-based GPU's like Alienware? For all this and much, much more, don't miss out on this show. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps [03:03] Today's show is about the best computing systems for drone pilots [04:18] About the ongoing chip shortage and its impact on computer prices [04:50] How to gauge your work requirements and select the right computing system [05:35] Is the Macbook series a good option for drone pilots? [07:15] Getting the most out of your Apple laptop [08:40] Laptop based GPUs vs. desktop based GPUs – which is the best option for drone mapping and modeling  

Nearly Coherent
A Nearly Coherent Thanksgiving

Nearly Coherent

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 43:03


eD! and Jeff talk about Thanksgiving food preferences, feelings on parades, weird eyebrows, eD!'s teeth, and all sorts of other crap! Listen to this instead of the crazed rantings of your uncle that's on Facebook too frequently, it'll be way better.

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:01


EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines Eric Villines is the Global Head of Communications for Anker Innovations. Anker is one of the most successful brands to be started on the Amazon platform. In this broad ranging interview, we discuss the origin story of Anker, their evolution from early Amazon FBA seller to Global Omni-channel brand. Eric covers their incubator, Anker Innovation, and their Amazon FBA consulting service OceanWing. We also discuss his recent book, Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising. Episode 280 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday. November 17th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 280 being recorded on Wednesday November 17th 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:15] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason is a fellow Gadget addict one of our favorite brands that we love from consumer perspective is Anchor and then we also spend a lot of time here on the show talking about anchor because it's a very interesting brand that is one of the few that we call kind of digitally native Amazon born so today on the show we are very excited to welcome Eric villines he is the head of Global Communications at anchor and is based out of Sunny Seattle Eric welcome to the show. Eric: [0:50] Thanks for having me we've also been having about two months of rain so we're living up to our our cliche. Jason: [0:59] That for the last two months that might have sounded bad but being here in Chicago I have a feeling that rain is about to start looking pretty good to me. Eric: [1:07] Yeah means known cold and wind. Jason: [1:09] Exactly all of the above although it's been pretty mild so far. Eric before we jump into all the anchor discussions we always like to get sort of a brief background about our guests and maybe you could tell us what your role is an anchor. Eric: [1:25] Sure so I run Global Communications at anchor Innovations which is essentially a fancy way of saying public relations. Which in time it's sort of corporate Communications you could be crisis Corporate social responsibility and then obviously the most exciting part of what I do which would be product PR dealing with the media on reviews and, I'm getting the word out of on the cool gadgets we. Jason: [1:51] That's awesome so does that mean you have one of everything. Eric: [1:55] I have two of everything. It's a funny story I've worked in consumer electronics for a long time and I remember Steven Yang who hired me personally for the role, I remember I was in China and I said I want to make sure that I've got budget to give everyone on my team, you know one of the products and he giggled and I'm absolutely serious, we all have to you know live it and breathe it and love it and know the good and the bad aspects of all of our products because we're talking with the media all the time so I kind of. I'm kind of insistent that everyone on my team has the products and then the other part is we all we can never run out of battery that's like that's like a major faux pas here, if I ever hear the words even coming out of my own mouth that my phone is almost out of juice that's super bad as a charging company. Jason: [2:45] That does seem off brand I am I have a little bit of a fetish for your products and the thing I've noticed is every time I have a family gathering I get completely cleaned out. Eric: [2:57] Oh yeah there is. Jason: [2:58] So I yeah I didn't realize you were in such a replenishment category but it's ended up being one for me. Eric: [3:04] It's funny because I started out an entertainment before I came into consumer electronics and one of the first things I did here because I'm just using my own family Dynamics as I have three children. And my wife of course is involved in this as well and we steal each other's cables constantly and then we lie to each other, about you know and it's gotten so bad that people take you know colored Sharpies and all sorts of things but we had done a survey, on you know what are some of the most irritating things that happen in the family and this came in like is a top four. People stealing each other's charging components and then lying about it so it's a national issue that we just haven't spent enough time talking about. Jason: [3:48] Yeah we'll have to dedicate a whole nother show to solving that problem one last product related question do you have a favorite anchor products. Eric: [3:57] Well gosh I so we have these new cables that you said fetish I don't want to take it too far but it's. It's the material that's made out of is reminds me of certain things and that Dominion but it's a super soft latex like, cable that seems to never because of the material it seems to never not up. And that's one of my favorite things and they come in all these super cool colors and that's really new for us we've always offered two colors a beautiful white and the Beautiful Black Version, and so this year we started getting into more colors and that's been really exciting because that's a really easy way to distinguish your product from say your son's because you can have different colors but the material it's really nice I keep them in my bag I've got him for all my products. Those are really cool we launched a new line of Mag go products which we have a desk version which allows you to, put your phone against and it'll you know magnetically charged it but the battery is removable so you can actually bring it with you, so it serves two purposes and I keep that like in the kitchen so when I'm cooking and I have my recipes but then I can grab it and go. So those are really cool but I mean man we launch new products every day so you ask me next week I'm going to tell you something completely different. Scot: [5:23] Yeah this is an unsolicited but my favorite is there's a little Hub you guys have for the Macbook so I can just plug in one USB C and I've got this thing I'm looking at it now it looks like a mutated octopus with with 800 things, poking out of it that I no longer have to plug into my MacBook so you're you're saving me a lot of ports which I really appreciate. Eric: [5:40] Yeah as they move to usb-c only but you still had a myriad of other things you needed to connect to it. Scot: [5:47] Yeah well now the magsafe is a now they're back yeah they decided they're giving you guys too much Martin said so now they now they have like they're like oh man when you need to add more stuff you know. Eric: [5:57] Well I've talked to a lot of pro users and they're really excited to see the HDMI cable come back it's just a you know it's a strong connection that cables is still different. And sometimes it's a huge hassle putting a hub attached to the computer and then attaching your HDMI cable and everything else to it. Scot: [6:16] Yeah absolutely especially when you're traveling and you're popping into someone else's conference room you'd never have that one little cable, so we obviously we talked a lot about anchor on the show and we can just kind of stopped fan blowing on the on the user side would love to hear kind of your view of the founding story of anchor, you know we kind of classify it as you heard is this kind of like Amazon born would love to know how you guys tell that story. Eric: [6:43] Yeah I mean it's you know I had relatives that move during the Dust Bowl and move to Pasadena and built. You know a chain of gas stations and it's this true Americana story but he what's interesting is I think Steven Yang story is very similar it is that that's story of an idea and perseverance and building and Global brand that. People have in their purses and backpacks even if they don't know it's anchor there's a strong probability that it is and that's that's one is exciting the others a branding dilemma. But Stephen was a senior engineer in California at Google and he had he was trying to find a new battery for his Toshiba laptop. [7:32] And as he was looking online including Amazon and the Toshiba websites he realized he had sort of two choices you either going to buy the one from Toshiba that was super expensive, for take a chance, on all of these other versions white-label versions and unknown brands on Amazon and and purchase one from their sort of buyer beware. And he kind of had a light bulb moment and thought you know this is this is ridiculous like who are the people that are putting these online how they've been tested how can I know that, what I'm buying is going to work with my laptop and you know give me a year of battery life. Long story short he moved back to China with his wife who was then his fiance he took a small loan from his mom. And he started anchor and in the beginning what Stephen did was go around to different factories and and Developers, and with his engineers and they went and tested all these batteries so in the beginning it was a white label play was him finding and filtering through. [8:38] I'll just say it a lot of garbage and trying to find the absolute best, alternatives to all of these laptop batteries and they started selling those through Amazon and that was the first point was the easiest place for them and selling specifically and exclusively to the United States. A year later it was a massive success beyond anything that he had ever imagined, and the next logical step was to take that concept and move it into mobility and start looking at mobile phones and chargers and portable batteries and all these things that were at the time, really starting to come out but the big difference when he went into Mobility is the idea was we need to get as fast out of, the white labeling as we can because we have some ideas that even these these smaller factories and people that were producing, can are doing that we can find ways to make it better, so that sort of unearth the world of you know contract manufacturing where they're Engineers were developing and designing, you know the specifics and then Contracting manufacturers to develop those products and the rest as they say is history. Ironically today we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary actually last month. [9:58] And that's a pretty big deal so we went from a guy and his wife. And a little mama money from his mom to a you know a multibillion-dollar company. With multiple Brands and over 3,000 employees all around the world. So in addition to charging which is still a huge huge part of our, DNA we've developed a number of Brands subsequently over the last three to four years everything from robotic vacuums and future robotic products, to home security high-end true wireless headsets. Smart Home Entertainment pet products baby socks I mean like you know smart baby socks I mean just like the whole gamut. [10:45] And the sort of the common line through all of this is that Steven and his team are constantly looking for areas within an emerging or establish consumer electronics area where they can bring value. And you know usually we might come in and the play might be okay we're going to come up with a really great product that's going to be, a little lower cost and that gets our foothold and then the the long-term strategy is then to LeapFrog over the competitors with something truly innovative. And this is kind of a phenomenon that's worked really really well. For Stephen and his engineers and the marketing teams and all of our sales people around the world. Scot: [11:28] Did he have an industrial design background hurry just had the pain and kind of cheeses and created the company from there. Eric: [11:37] Well he's a Hitman he's a True Blood engineer so I mean he's he's right at that right at the hardware level and into coding and all of that so the industrial design. Was not his core competency so bringing in people that that could fill in, those areas and ultimately well they say 10 years later we brought color right but of course then we had great devices that worked really well but we're but when we look at industrial design, I would say that you know that's what's going to propel us over the next 10 years with with the Thinker charging. Scot: [12:14] Yeah it's been the you know I really like kind of the functional but still kind of modern kind of vibe you guys have with your products it's really nice is he still with the company is you still still involved. Eric: [12:27] Yeah yeah I mean I talked to him regularly he is very approachable. It's interesting because he shares his office with two other people at the company and it's kind of this kitchen table set up he doesn't have a private office, because there's so much collaboration and you look around the company we're all like that even though I'm in Seattle, and in my office I do the same thing with my team we just take some long tables and we connect them up and everyone just sits on them because it's like jazz we're just constantly. You know coming up with ideas and talking and it's just more efficient. Jason: [13:06] I do want a Lobby by the way I feel like you have some cool colors now you have like a like a lavender and a mint but what you really need is like a retailgeek blue I think would be. Eric: [13:18] Retailgeek blue yeah. Jason: [13:20] Yeah I could send you the PMS colors at that. Eric: [13:22] Okay yeah send me the Pantone colors yeah the, yeah I mean we I would think the colors are sort of muted so they're they're a joke they don't offend anyone so they're not they're not super striking their kind of muted across the color spectrum but so far they've been. They've been received really really well there's there's an old joke and consumer electronics that people are always screaming for color. And then when you look at the sales and you find it's the white and black that sell the most. So it's like you need to have the color but in the end most people end up choosing the the kind of safer black and white. Jason: [14:05] Yeah now I actually I'll be honest the style of the colors fine and actually think they are attractive kind of pastel colors but the it's just nice to have a diversity because I actually have a system like I have one color for my USBC cables. Eric: [14:19] Mmm. Jason: [14:20] One color for my lightning cables so that I can you know quickly distinguish them in my back. Eric: [14:24] You're not messing around man. Jason: [14:27] I have a little I have a problem. So I it's funny in the early days of these kind of digitally native direct to Consumer Brands there used to be this religious battle there were companies that were like. And the path to the customer through Amazon we're going to sell this stuff on Amazon and I would characterize anchor as the poster child for the most successful brand that was born. By primarily making themselves available on Amazon and selling through Amazon's traffic. But for every company like that there was another company that's like that's crazy Amazon is going to steal your customer and knock you off and they're all these you know potential, downfalls to Amazon and you know we should own the customer ourselves and we should have our own website and so increasingly that became the Shopify contingency and so it used to be, you know a company was either an Amazon company or a Shopify company. And more recently I feel like the increasingly the answer is not or it's and that. You know the consumers on Amazon so you need to be on Amazon but you also do have consumers that want to buy direct and you should have your own website and. My proof point for that is I want to say in the last year or so anchor has launched its own Shopify site so I now can shop anchor on Amazon but also on your own direct website is that like. [15:54] Like you got did you guys have debates and conversations about that and was that a very overt decision or is it just something where you just swept up a Shopify side at some point and you really still think of yourself as an Amazon only company. Eric: [16:07] Well there's a lot to unpack I'm going to I'm going to try to I'm going to try to find the question in that statement, the first of all we started definitely start on Amazon and one of the things I would argue about Amazon is that it is direct, so whether you're selling on your website you know or you're selling on Amazon you're ultimately. [16:29] Selling direct through the Amazon platform and you're engaging with your customers and your you know you're dealing with customer service and all the things you would normally do so I think Amazon has been a great partner and it is it continues to be definitely a big part of our DNA. But as we evolved into different regions around the world you know that there are different channels, that in our sort of different stages of development but the omni-channel approach meaning, you know in our case Amazon which is always a big part of us our own website which is great for Branding and direct connection and through our Retail Partners because in the United States were sold everywhere we're sold at you know Best Buy Walmart Target, Etc you can go to medium art overseas, so we don't see ourselves as just a single Channel we definitely are see ourselves is an omni-channel but I think you know Amazon is provide us an incredible platform to launch on, the ability the ability I think for a person that has a great product looking to sell something and any part of the world where Amazon is is so convenient and so easy. [17:41] And you know the financial Commitment if you're just starting out and you're Distributing your products the platform has evolved its improved. And it's ultimately pretty easy to get going on the platform without you know a tremendous amount of financial backing. Jason: [18:02] Yep and it is interesting because you have you know been a heavy practitioner on the platform from the early days in it does feel like it's evolved a lot. From your guys's perspective do you still feel like there's a. Competitive advantage in knowing the platform better than other sellers like it feels like there's a lot of levers to pull now and I mean you know different companies with different levels of sophistication in their Amazon presents. Why does everybody learning all the best practices now and they're sort of parody or do you feel like you guys can still kind of win more than your fair share of eyeballs on Amazon. Eric: [18:38] I mean we we've been doing this for you know for 10 years now and so they're the they're the tools and there's the Instinct and then there's the the lessons learned from the billions of mistakes that we've made, along the way and I don't know those things are those things are harder to I think grass for people that are just coming into the space so I think we absolutely have an advantage, but you know I mean I think it's not magic it takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, and a lot of observation, you know if you're putting a listing on Amazon and you're putting that listing in Italy or France or the UK or whatever, you know simply Translating that listing into the local language is just the bare minimum I mean you're dealing with customer service and being able to communicate. With customers being able to deliver products on time being able to answer their questions be able to take returns and then that's you know even before you've really thought about marketing because there are. [19:44] Something like nine million sellers on Amazon right now and that is a huge ocean, just filled and filled with Fish And you are you're battling against the the those eyeballs every day. Organic search or even direct search you're going to you know if you go up and look for toothpaste I mean you know, in the search engine you're going to see a myriad of players in there including you know ones that are common Brands to others that seem interesting and what's going to draw the eyeball away from the common brand that everyone knows too, the new brand what's going to make the consumer just try and reach out a discover you and take that extra effort so everyone going on to any platform, that may deal with a bunch of Brands is dealing with you know millions of competitors and it stopped. [20:39] I think getting set up on the platform and getting started is easy but that's that's you know that's step one, but then you got to get people seeing your listings and you got to get people reading your listings and you got to get people putting stuff in their shopping cart and clicking the shopping cart and, fulfilling and then you know being there at the end of that process to give them great customer service in every language, where you're selling that product because if you can't do that and that last part is critical, you're going to get bad reviews and people don't buy products with two and sometimes even three star ratings when you're dealing with you know consumer electronics they're looking for four and five. So you could have the greatest product in the world but you could have a lot of mad consumers out there where you haven't done right by them and they're not going to give you some great star ratings and you can pretty much. You know kiss your Prosperity goodbye. Jason: [21:33] Yeah I sometimes describe it as a. A darwinian meritocracy that like you know if you think about old school if you sell a product to Walmart and they give you shelf space and you screw up and run out of stock, you lose all the sales while you're out of stock but the day you restock your back on the Shelf your kind of entitled to that that shelf position. The duration of a program but you have to earn that visibility in the front of the Amazon shelf what every minute through a wide variety of best practices and if you screw up, you fall off that shelf and when you get back in stock you don't get your spot back you got to climb back up the hill. Eric: [22:10] Yeah yeah I mean especially now in today's climate there's a lot of. Material shortages and other things and that's been you know super painful for four people across every, line of business not just consumer electronics and that very same thing you know you're working hard to develop customer base and then, you don't have the materials to produce the products or the factories that you're working with and then you can't fulfill you been all this great marketing you brought everyone to your front door and then, grab we don't have any products, and that's it's painful to see for especially you know entrepreneurs and people new to the game because they have brilliant ideas and great products and. You know they've done an amazing job building word-of-mouth and it's super sad to see that fail at that last step. Jason: [23:03] For sure that actually is a great segue we're recording this in mid-november double 11 day just happened Black Friday is next week. As we sit here I think there's something like ninety one container ships off the coast of Long Beach either a bunch of cool new anchor products like trapped in those boats what's holiday looking like for you are you guys well well stocked and well positioned. Eric: [23:30] I think we are with some things and we could be better and other things I mean again we have the advantage of having a lot of skus so we I would say it's easier for us, to adapt, then than others and you know I can say from my perspective if I go out on a media to and September and I show a lot of really cool gadgets. And then we reach the end of October and I'm like well crap so that isn't coming we're going to we're going to delay that because of something it is what it is what we're used to it. But we have so many skus that you know we were Prime day or Black Friday or Cyber Monday or just basic Christmas shopping or Hanukkah shopping we've got something, so we can adapt it will get past it. Jason: [24:23] Yeah speaking of which I given that you're in the consumer at Rackspace is CES ordinarily a big part of your marketing mix. Eric: [24:32] I would say it is I think in the new world order it isn't as important for us. But we you know we've done Big Boost and we've done stuff and you know our sales teams of gone out there I think it's wait and see. This January we've done some some interviews with with media and I think we found that maybe forty percent of those that normally attend are coming, the rest are waiting and seeing we didn't do a booth this year I've also heard from our sales team that their counterparts at some of the retailers may not be coming in January as well. So I don't know is it going to be like a bad prom or nobody dances. I think we're going to have to wait and see I think maybe for many it's going to be a real last minute decision. Jason: [25:25] Yeah it's interesting I've attended like 28 CES has and I'm not going and, talking which I used to catch a flu at CES every single year so it's the I'm not care. I think Tom Clancy wrote a book where like the terrorist likes bedspread the biological Weapon by disseminating it at CES just for. Eric: [25:47] Perfect yeah I think it's you know I think people I think you have to have a vaccination card this time around to get in I think that's what I've heard but yeah I mean from point A to Z you know your. There's a lot of airplanes. Jason: [26:02] I'm kind of curious I think less people are going to but then the magic question is. Does that kind of will they discover that the world didn't end when they didn't go and put your point like does that accelerate the changing World Order and CES becomes less important or you know is this just going to be a down year and next year they'll be back to normal I think, that's going to be interesting to watch. Eric: [26:22] Yeah I mean there's CS is just the beginning you've got Mobile World Congress you've got aoife you've got you know as we move into next year and all of them are going to have to be making those tough decisions. And then I think that the repercussions of companies that didn't go in the world didn't sink either going to be wondering you know what are these what's the value of these trade shows. To us as a business you know I think for us they're valuable you know on the one end of the communication Spectrum it's super beneficial to scale our pitching by having an enormous number of people from all around the world in ones. But it's also very noisy so you know you're competing with a lot of large names. And we've always been very Scrappy so we tend to do a lot of are moving and communication before CES. And after CES or even entirely outside of the you know the wake of any of these trade shows. So and that's that's generally how we've been successful. Scot: [27:27] Brickell any other interesting holiday Trends or anything you guys noticed as we've kind of gone through covid and or kind of hopefully coming out the back side. Eric: [27:37] Yeah I mean I you know not to sound boring but charging is always a big thing during the holidays people bought their new iPhones people are buying new MacBooks people are buying peripherals. And you know around that time usually you know a couple of weeks later when they lost their cables already or you know they realize they won't one for travel and they wanted to stay home and they want one in their home office and they want one in the kitchen, so it's always a good time for us in that category, so charging definitely the other big part of our business right now is audio so our sound Core Audio brand, we develop a super popular line of true wireless headphones the Liberty series, and one of the things that makes it unique is we work with a bunch of grammy award-winning Engineers to help us tune them, so they would come out of the box sounding like the mix that the engineers originally in planned versus over based or over traveled, that's been really really popular for us all around the world I mean as far as India hugely popular in the United States the UK Germany, Emerging Markets that's a big thing and then I'd say home security that's been a big a big Boon for us we launched our home security brand yuffie about three years ago. [28:59] And you know we're developing a lot of unique products in that space that separate us from the rest for one we don't we don't use the cloud when you buy the product at your. [29:12] All of the footage is captured on a secure SD card that's integrated either into the base station or the independent products that you put outside the house. Which is really cool and we have millions of users around the world right now, using that product because they see it not only is protecting your security but also their privacy. [29:32] You'll see a lot of people do personal gifts to themselves during the holiday so a lot of those those big, tend to be you know people in a house saying hey how about we get this for ourselves for Christmas, and and we recently launched a super-smart robotic vacuum called the X8 it's are you fee robotic vacuum. That's super smart so instead of bumping into walls and trying to figure things out at uses both Visual and Laser mapping. And will actually draw up a map of your house that you can look at on your phone, and see it's how it's found the most ingenious way of cleaning around chairs and couches and other things and making sure that it can do everything and then you can create zones, I didn't say well I just want to let stay away from the baby room because the baby's sleeping but you can clean this Zone and that zone and this Zone. That's been really popular and we had been doing kind of lower in robotic vacuums until that point. Entry level and this was one of our first push and super-premium summarize forleo some but that LeapFrog, so in the beginning we might find Our Place coming in as as a lower-cost alternative that still is super quality, and then with the X8 we're doing the LeapFrog moment and trying to jump past the competition with the technology. Scot: [30:59] Frankel, so one of the things we want to do is Pivot you guys have some other innovations that are not gadgets or charging or anything like that, you guys launched a new division that both Jason and I were excited to learn more about called ocean wing. My guess was it was drones but I think that's wrong tell you tell us more about what ocean when you. Eric: [31:24] Yeah so I say first with the title but when I first started working with anchor Innovations in the United States over four years now, I was actually working for ocean Lee that was our that was how we presented our Corporation, and the the story is that it was ocean Wing to essentially take our technology and fly across the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean and bring it to the United States. So when the idea came up of developing a Consulting business, under anchor Innovations the ocean Wing name came up again and simple it's actually makes a hell of a lot more sense for this than it may have Hazard LLC in the United States when we were bringing anchored to the United States. [32:14] But long story short we established in 2019 so we've been around awhile we have about 200 employees around the world. And the long and the short of it is that we're trying to take the the decade of experience that we've developed. Again with all those mistakes along the way to become you know the 7 billion dollar, consumer electronics company and give people an option to improve their business lines, so that's from the beginning to the end of the process and what we're looking for is companies that have already gone in and let's just say made their first 10 million, and they've hit a wall. [32:55] Because they haven't been able to expand the business or scale either through supply chain issues through fulfillment customer service maybe the advertising has become, complicated and convoluted because they've developed so many skus there's just so many problems that when someone reaches a certain point and they want to get to that next 10 or 20 million dollars when they're doing business, it's a different skill set, you know what they've done is worked it to a certain point and they is try as they might they can't get past that threshold and that's where we come in, so we're developing essential overall Amazon selling and operations processes that could be digital marketing marketing insights, advertising management helping them develop their Brand store and their product pages to customer service and relationship management which I mentioned earlier is. Reticle to get those star ratings in a good place through good authentic communication with your customers in a great experience with the products. [33:59] Obviously e-commerce and all the financial systems, and then what we're dealing with a lot these days is supply chain and Logistics management so you get yourself to a certain point and there's a lot of people that are coming to us and that is the area, where they're really hurting the most and they need help they need help developing new contacts new supply chain partners, for how do I deal with the issue if you're dealing with something that might spoil like we're dealing with a company that, deals in collagen and when something spits on one of those tankers out in the middle of the ocean for too long when it arrives in the warehouse, it's past its fresh state so you've just lost all that inventory so each client is unique, but with this kind of broad scope of things that we can help them with and we can help audit the business and hopefully help them transcend whatever's keeping them from moving to that next 10 and 20 and 30 million dollars. Jason: [34:59] Very interesting so going back to our earlier conversation this is sort of a way for other young young Brands to leverage all the expertise and skills you guys have have built-in staying on top of this ecosystem. Eric: [35:14] Exactly it's an opportunity for us to take what we've learned and apply it to that young brand I couldn't have said it better myself. Jason: [35:22] Yeah and it at this point is ocean Wing primarily focused with Amazon distribution or would they also leverage all the other distribution channels that you guys have expanded into. Eric: [35:36] Yeah I mean I think I think our sweet spot is definitely FBA so specifically Amazon. That is not to say that we can't help them with other things like supply chain and Logistics but for us, it's a recipe and you know where we've had our success with the clients have come in or people that have been focused on Amazon and then we can kind of look at what they're doing and we can evolve the recipe a little bit, and and get it all the ingredients in place and help them be successful because they all work together, so but I would say Amazon is definitely our primary focus right now at least dealing with businesses that are on Amazon that isn't to say that these businesses are you solely focused Amazon because they're not but Amazon is a key Channel especially if they're going globally and that's where we come in. Jason: [36:31] Got it and obviously over the last year there's kind of been a lot of Buzz around these I'll call them FB a roll ups where you know these, these companies have raised a bunch of money and they go out and acquire Brands and aggregate them and try to help them with their Amazon presents and we you know we've followed thrash Co and perch and, and all of those is, is this kind of your version of that do you see your value prop being different than those other companies or is it just that you have. Sort of more experience and and product scale than some of these companies. Eric: [37:05] How to say this without sounding like it like it's not a jerk but the again we this is what we do, this is how we built our business so we can take. The lessons learned the hard ones too and we can apply it to our clients and I think that alone is super unique that we're a company that's already done this and you know in spades, and now we can apply those learnings to irregular company the other part of it is that most consultancies are focused on Consulting, and but we're a consultant that actually you know rolls up our sleeves and gets into the nitty-gritty of the business and helps and and and that's really depending on the level of the contract or the engagement but you're not only dealing company that can come in and, say some pretty words and show you a powerpoint of what you should be doing, but you know we've already done it and we can roll up our sleeves and get deep in there with you and help you do it or do it. And then that last part in terms of supply chain and and Logistics and you know dealing with manufacturers around the world or suppliers and stuff I think that's a definitely a secret sauce because of our relationships. In China and around the world that we can bring to bear that others can't. Scot: [38:23] So I'd be remiss as the entrepreneur on the show if I noticed in your bio on LinkedIn you have written a book and it's very much in my wheelhouse it's called get funded the startup entrepreneurs guide to seriously successful fundraising I wish I'd had this 20 years ago but I'm glad it exists now tell us tell us about this book and how it came to be. Eric: [38:46] Well my writing partner John Biggs is a little bit of a media icon we've known each other for I think I took them on a media tour maybe 12 13 years ago and. [38:58] We just became very good friends and our families have subsequently traveled the world with each other and we just kind of dig each other and we both have the same kind of sense of humor and sensibilities. [39:10] A couple of years ago he reached out to me that he had been approached by McGraw-Hill to write this book, and thought that I could help provide sort of the second part of the book so the book is broken out into two parts one is is about financing but written in such a way that whether you're trying to develop a taco truck, or you know a retail store or something else what are the different options out there from let's say SBA Loans to even using cryptocurrency, 22 you know set up fundraising all the way down to the meetings and how you value the company how do you pitch people, how do you put presentations together, so very very very this is not this is for the person that was really starting out with very limited knowledge, on the fundraising process and how do you present yourself at the end of the day so John really focus more on the fundraising side and I focus more on the presentation skills, how to pitch how to talk how to prepare how to answer questions the technical aspects of doing a presentation when everything goes wrong. Obviously if I could if I could rewrite a whole section on this now since the book was published last year in September I probably be a whole section on how to pitch during covid because that was. [40:35] That was definitely not it was not a reality when we were writing the book but it was definitely a reality by the time the book was published and I hope and we've heard, the people the industry has adapted that investors and seed funders and people are hard at work and investing but, for the person that might not have the background in this I still think the book for evaluating your company, getting all your ducks in a row building your presentations and how to pitch is still very valuable. Scot: [41:12] Very cool yet this kind of books I think they're kind of Evergreen and it's kind of a little snowball kind of effort so be patient it'll it'll catch up. Jason: [41:22] I am curious it does feel like there's a little bit of a disruption in the fundraising World why you know there for a long time there's this kind of traditional VC path, and obviously there's still a lot of money that flows through that path but I feel like the the role of Angel Investors and sort of other untraditional fundraising. Is becoming more common than it used to be like you guys try to cover that those kind of approaches in the book as well or is it mostly focused on on moving through Sandhill Road. Eric: [41:52] Well it's we wanted it in some ways to be the antithesis of Silicon Valley so for those people that are going down that road you know inevitably they're going to partner up. Let's say at the app generation. They're going to partner up and kind of go down that road our book really tries to focus everything from the pros and cons of using your own credit card friends and family, crowdfunding as I said SBA Loans if you're a minority or women owned business looking at options they're looking at. Prices and options like through FedEx has a great program for entrepreneurs and trying to cover the whole gamut, so we could make fundraising more reasonable and open to the entrepreneur is opposed to. Yeah the tech bro going to Silicon Valley and looking for for someone's bill. Scot: [42:45] Awesome I had one follow-up on Ocean we just took kind of clarify it for listeners you guys are your kind of more in the agency side of things you're not going out there and finding, new brands that are also born on Amazon and acquiring of in kind of rolling them up like the thrashes of the world is do I have that right. Eric: [43:04] We're talking about anchor Innovations right. Scot: [43:07] Yeah the ocean Wing synchronization set. Eric: [43:12] Well on the ocean on the ocean Wing side it's definitely consultative but I mean those things are going to evolve as the business comes in and I don't know if you mean like Financial stakes and the business and stuff but. I mean who knows right if if something came along that looked amazing and a great partnership I'm sure we would consider that. On the anchor Innovation side I think you'll be seeing and you know in the future probably incubator initiatives and things like that, it would be to me it would be a personally exciting to get involved in as seeking out and finding you know exciting. Developers all around the world we tend to be very myopic here and look at the United States as being, where everything's happening and I'd say you know maybe from apps and things like that might be true but when you're looking at Innovation and medicine or innovation and Robotics or innovation and Farm Technology or whatever, you really have to look outside and around the world and you're going to find that Innovation and really unique an unassuming places. So is is if we do get into more ink you know becoming more of a global incubator, I would imagine in our direction would be all over the place and looking in places like India and Africa and you know wherever cool things are being developed. Scot: [44:34] Cool so no almost boundless growth opportunities for you guys it sounds like an exciting time. Jason: [44:44] Well this is certainly going to be a exciting and different holiday season and this is going to be a great place to leave this conversation because it is happen again we've Perfectly Used up our allotted time, But Eric we really appreciate your time and enjoyed hearing about anchoring some of the exciting new initiatives there. Eric: [45:05] Thanks God and thanks Jason. Scot: [45:07] Yeah if anyone wanted to follow you or you are you big on Tick-Tock or I said it's usually or Twitter or LinkedIn or you publish their and then where should they go for some good the latest Anchor Information. Eric: [45:22] Someone can connect with me on LinkedIn my focus to be quite Frank with you as I'm So Married to my work as I tend to focus my communication through work as opposed to myself. I think it's one of those things when you work in Communications you got to be careful about what use you say. So mostly I'm just talking about my company in the things that we do. Jason: [45:49] Awesome well we will put a link to your LinkedIn profile in there and certainly some links to Anchor and until next time happy commercing!

Brad & Will Made a Tech Pod.
114: That's One Spicy Pillow

Brad & Will Made a Tech Pod.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 55:51


This week Apple announced an effort to begin offering service manuals, replacement parts, and other self-repair services to its customers. Who better to discuss this landmark move than iFixit CEO and right-to-repair advocate Kyle Wiens? Kyle joins us to talk about his DIY repair efforts over the years, what opening up your own iPhone will be like, Microsoft's exploratory moves toward repairability, the legal state of affairs that's driving this sea change, where e-waste actually goes when you dispose of it, and a lot more.Thanks again to Kyle for joining us this week. Here's Kyle's Twitter, as well as iFixit's Twitter and website.Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

Rene Ritchie
M2 MacBook (Air) Leaks Will Melt Your Brain — And Wallet?!

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 8:41


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M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pros #MagSafeGate - The fatal flaw! (CultCast #518)

The CultCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 76:07


This week: you just KNEW there was gonna be a "Gate" for the new M1 MacBook Pros, and now we've got it! The internet has decided that the brand new MagSafe connector the M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro includes a fatal flaw that can't be ignored. We'll tell you what you need to know, and you can decided for yourself. And we talk or favorite gadgets and Apple+ movies in an all-new Under Review! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, iPad, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. Join us in the CultClub! discord.gg/BrKdnSK Apple spoils the one thing that made MacBook's MagSafe charger so great Apple brought back the MagSafe charger for its newest MacBook Pro models — much to the delight of long-time fans who have appreciated the proprietary charging port in the past. And although it might be faster now, Cupertino has spoiled one of the biggest things that made MagSafe charging so great. The next Mac revolution: Companies rush to buy new M1 machines The likes of Reddit, Twitter and others are rolling out 2021 MacBook Pro units to employees so that they can take advantage of the massive performance gains. “Engineering hours are much more expensive than laptops,” one said. Win a BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands [Cult of Mac giveaway] Our latest giveaway is from BluShark, maker of high-quality watch straps. Three lucky winners will each win a $100 BluShark gift card to buy Apple Watch bands. Jony Ive confirms LoveFrom works for Apple Jony Ive is continuing his long-term collaboration with Apple via his design agency LoveFrom, the former Chief Design Officer has revealed, confirming his departure hasn't completely ended the relationship between the designer and the iPhone maker. Apple Business Essentials gives companies tools to manage employee devices Apple launched a new service aimed at small businesses Wednesday. Now in beta, Apple Business Essentials bundles device management, Apple support and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans for companies with up to 500 employees. iCloud for Windows now supports ProRes videos and ProRaw photos Apple threw a bone to iPhone owners who are also PC users on Wednesday. iCloud for Windows version 13 adds support for Apple ProRes videos and Apple ProRaw photos. Under Review! Liberty 3 Pro Finch Roborock S6 robot vacuum

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