EYE Chart Radio

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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?

Enjoy!

Direct download: 2017ECRMay27.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EST

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

 

Direct download: 2017ECRMay20.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:00am EST

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.

Enjoy!

Direct download: 2017ECRMay13.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:24pm EST