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.
Apple may or may not be talking to Comcast about a deal that may or may not happen. Scott and Peter discuss what it might look like for the consumer, as well as voice some opinions on a Washington Post article on the matter.
Scott is joined by Pocket Sized Podcast’s NEW co-host, Ronnie Lutes, to talk about Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, and probably some other stuff that shows that they both watch way too much TV and too many movies. Also talked about is the new Google Chromecast and how that might compare to the experience offered by the Apple TV.
Mark Greentree of Not Another Mac Podcast sold his iPad Mini to get a Macbook Air and talks with Scott about why. Scott and Mark also talk about Apple TV, how kids use the iPad, trying to afford iOS device and Mac upgrade cycles, the iPhone conundrum, wider iPhones, and more. Also Scott offers a few initial thoughts on iOS 7 beta 3, which he has running on his iPad 2.
Peter reviews The Norm, a vent mounted dash mount for your iPhone. Scott and Peter then talk about Apple luring Australians to their deaths via Maps, Apple TV updates are coming, and how they sync their iOS devices and how they use iTunes with them (or not). John Nemerovski brings a World’s Shortest Reviewcast full of accessories ranging from cases to photo lenses in his short holiday gift guide.
The Apple TV is addictive, or at least Scott has a problem controlling his need for it. We talk about Apple TV, Netflix, and Dragon Dictation. John Nemerovski talks about a different kind of Pad in his World’s Shortest Review Cast.