EYE Chart Radio (tech news)

This week we have Allison Sheridan on the show from The NosillaCast and a whole other slew of shows she's associated with. Allison and I discuss how Apple is doubling down on secrecy and how that whole strategy is working out for them.

We also talk about AirPods, the AppStore and how much Allison loves the new image editing app from Serif.

All that and so much more.


Allison Sheridan and Mike LaPlante



Steve Sheridan comparison: PowerBeats3 vs Jabra Sport Headphones Comparison


Affinity Photo from Serif



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This week we have MacVoices' Chuck Joiner on the show. We talk about the things that Tim Cook had to say to Bloomberg this week concerning cars, taxes, his legacy and a whole slew of other things.

We also discuss how some crappy apps make their way into the App Store and what we're looking for in the iOS 11 version of the Podcasts app. All that, and much more.



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This week we have Ken Ray from the MacOS Ken podcast on the show. We talk about what was announced at this year's WWDC keynote and how easily it filled the tech news vacuum. That and cat hair.

All that and much more....Enjoy!

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This week we have David Ginsburg on the show. We discuss Apple's annual developer conference being held in Silicon Valley next week. 

We try to steer clear of the rumor mill and discuss what we'd like to see and what is pretty certain to unfold at WWDC 2017.

We also talk about Apple's place in the world of chip makers and realize that they are a huge player even though they only supply chips for their own devices. Amazon's Alexa can now peek at your iCloud and Google calendars and the iPad you'd never think of buying.

All that and so much more. Enjoy!



A few folks have asked how they could help with the show in the form of a donation, so I have set up a Patreon account. You can check it out here. I appreciate any help that I can get very much!

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EyeChart Radio - May 27, 2017

On this special long May holiday weekend, we are joined by Richard Gunther from the Digital Media Zone and the HomeOn podcast.

We talk about nothing but a rumor...the rumor that was started this week about Apple announcing an Amazon Echo competitor. Would you buy one? If it has an Apple on it, are you there?


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This week The MacCast's Adam Christianson joins me on the show. We talk about Apple's latest updates and how important security awareness is now in light of the WannaCry ransomeware news this past couple of weeks.

We also talk about Apple's Health strategy and how far they are going to take it. "Keeping our customers living longer" seems to be their motto.

Odd & Ends too! Enjoy!

Links from the show:

Steven Levy's article on Apple Park

Angela Ehrendt's Interview for LinkedIn


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This week BigJD and I discuss Amazon's Echo Show and whether or not Apple should get into this segment and if they already have plans to do so. 

We also talk about Apple's acquisition of Beddit and what part this plays in Apple HealthKit strategy. All that, and so much more.


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EyeChart Radio - May 6, 2017

This week Ken Ray and I try to have a show based solely on Apple's Q2 2017 earning call. Amazing how some plans can just go astray.

We also end up talking about Tim Cook and Mad Money's Jim Cramer getting together, Apple's $1B in Advanced Manufacturing and what exactly is that?...and do we have to forever remain vigilant for the prospect of never having a backdoor on our devices.

Ken's perspective is as entertaining as ever! Enjoy.

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EyeChart Radio - April 29, 2017


This week Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast joins me as we discuss Uber and it rough and tumble CEO Travis Kalanick. We also find out a bit more about Apple and it's application to the California DMV for the testing of self-driving cars and Waymo is using the vehicles that Mike builds at FCA for their pilot program in Phoenix.

Links mentioned in the show:

Sarcastic Rover:  http://twitter.com/sarcasticrover @sarcasticrover

Susan Fowler at Uber:





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Here's hoping that Earth Day 2017 finds you reflective on our impact on the planet future generations of humans have to live on.

This week Chuck Joiner and I talk about Apple's ambition intentions concerning the impact their business will have on our planet. We also talk about where Apple is headed concerning the future of automobiles.

Those stories plus some odds and ends. All that and so much more on this week's episode of EyeChart Radio.


This week's episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. A better way to cook.


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