John Chidgey of Pragmatic Podcast is here, and we convert timezones with him. Then we have a cage match about plaintext writing apps vs. formatted text writing apps in which John Chidgey enlightens us Markdown freaks about Pages. John Nemo enlightens us about the Samson Meteorite mic and the Blue Lightning to USB connector in the World’s Shortest Reviewcast.
Apple and Google race to build their ecosystems around their devices for customer benefit (convenience and efficiency) and for their own benefit (customer lock-in). Ronnie, Vic, and Scott look at some of the things coming up in iOS as well as from Google’s Android platform.
Continuing on from last week’s episode about iOS podcast client apps, Vic Hudson of App Story Podcast loves Downcast, Ronnie loves Castro, and Scott loves and hates the Evernote iOS app. Ok, Evernote’s not a podcast app. But Scott still wants to talk about the lack of text color formatting as well as the great business card scanner in Evernote anyway. Also Ronnie and Vic talk about some of their podcast listening habits, and John Nemo refuels your mojo with the Mojo Refuel Aqua S battery case in World’s Shortest Reviewcast.
Phoneboy and Scott talk about podcast apps for an hour! It’s amazing, but it’s true. We’ve used Downcast, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, Castro, RSSRadio, and Apple’s podcast app, and we give you opinions! John Nemo gets a headache listening and goes to the pharmacy with the CVS app for iPad.
Scott and Ronnie talk more about iOS 8. Ronnie is running the iOS 8 beta and likes it. Both Scott and Ronnie like what Apple is doing with iOS 8 in general. John Nemo talks about the joy of victory and the agony of defeat with theXfinity TV Go and Yelp iOS apps in World’s Shortest Reviewcast.
This podcast is the longest Pocket Sized Podcast ever: the WWDC 2014 Keynote was huge. Two hours huge (which is normal) and packed full of amazing things that people have been hoping for for years (which is not always normal). Vic Hudson of App Story Podcast, and developer of Money Pilot joins Ronnie and Scott to try to make sense of just a tiny portion of what iOS 8 will bring. At least John Nemo knows how to keep it short as he talks about books for learning Adobe Elements in World’s Shortest Reviewcast.
Pocket Sized Podcast is back, and it’s all over the place (in a good way). Ronnie and Scott talk about OCR apps, specifically for scanning Japanese Kanji, Sunlit for photos, and Minecraft Explorer Pro. John Nemo flips and turns the World’s Shortest Reviewcast with the iPad Flip Turn Case.
Phoneboy started using Launch Center Pro recently too, and Ronnie and Scott talk about some of the things they learned from Alex Guyot last week and how they’re using Launch Center Pro, Drafts, and other url scheme and x-callback-url enabled apps now. John Nemo splits the difference in the World’s Shortest Reviewcast with a Divvy of Universal mounts.
If you’re tired of your android-loving friends telling you how little iOS can do, Alex Guyot is the master of iOS automation that you need to know. Alex joins Ronnie and Scott to talk about iOS URL schemes, x-callback-urls, Launch Center Pro and Drafts, and exactly how useful or not chaining 25 actions and 7 apps together really is. John Nemo has the perfect bluetooth keyboard for you in World’s Shortest Reviewcast if typing in all these automation actions is causing your fingers to fall off.
Unread is a really nice iOS RSS reading app developed by Jared Sinclair. Jared joins Ronnie and Scott to talk about Unread, the development process behind it, why he developed it, and what it offers users for optimal RSS feed article reading on iOS. John Nemo hears it all with SteelSeries headphones in World’s Shortest Reviewcast.