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This week we have the incomparable Ken Ray from the MacOS Ken podcast joining on us the show talking about what he knows best: Star Trek and Apple shares and earnings calls.

Lots of anecdotes and laughs from Mr. Ray as he tells of his Las Vegas odyssey.

Always tons of fun having Ken on the show...enjoy!

Ken Ray and Mike LaPlante

Direct download: 2017ECRAug12.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

We're back from summer vacation and we're ready to get back into this thing. This week we have Mr. Barry Fulk on the show.

Barry and I discuss Apple's Q3 earnings call, how a firmware update for an unreleased piece of hardware can give us clues to yet another unreleased (and unannounced) product, VPN apps in China and why the leader of the free world wants to tell the world about phone conversations that never took place.

All that and so much more. Enjoy!

 

Direct download: 2017ECRAug5.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Jeff Gamet from the MacObserver joins me this week in his hometown of Boulder, CO.

Direct download: 2017ECRJuly29.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

This week from the road, I had the opportunity to visit Victor Cajiao in the remote farmlands of South Dakota. Elkton, to be precise. This isolated town seems to be the antithesis of where Victor lived in grew up; southern California and the L.A. scene.

But it's where we found him and he couldn't be happier. We talked tech, music and podcasting.
 

Enjoy!

Direct download: 2017ECRJuly15.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

During the Dog Days of Tech News, this week has Adam Christianson from the MacCast and I discussing Apple's push to have folks buy an iPad Pro instead of a computer.

We also make fun of Samsung's Bixby virtual assistant and Adam shares his experience at this year's Nerdtacular.

I must also give Adam big props for basically saving the show. Once we were done recording the show, I realized that my recording of the show was non-existent. So we used Adam's recording of our Skype call. Phew...so if you notice the show sounding a little different this week, that is why.

Also, please visit my Patreon page if you can help me offset some of the costs of producing this podcast. I'd appreciate it very much. Thanks!

Direct download: 2017ECRJuly8.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

This week BigJD and I talk about our recollections of when the first iPhone came out 10 years ago. We also talk about the partnerships that are forming between car rental companies and the tech companies behind the automotive self-driving initiatives.

We also touch on a survey that says Windows folks are really wanting to switch to the Mac and how can we all just chill to our Apple Music?

All that and more...enjoy.

 

Direct download: 2017ECRJuly1.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

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.

Enjoy!

Allison Sheridan and Mike LaPlante

 

Links

Steve Sheridan comparison: PowerBeats3 vs Jabra Sport Headphones Comparison

https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2017/05/sport-headphones-comparison/

Affinity Photo from Serif

https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/

 

Direct download: 2017ECRJune24.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

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.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: 2017ECRJune17.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

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!

Direct download: 2017ECRJune10.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

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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Direct download: 2017ECRJune3.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT