PSP 171 — I am Ronnie’s HomePod, AMA

Ronnie got a HomePod and likes it, but Scott wonders if it listens to anything he says. Also Ronnie has follow up regarding last week’s episode about the iOS App Store.

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

Hip2Save

https://hip2save.com

PSP 167 — One ring to rule them all

Ronnie and Scott think rings are silly unless they’re on your finger or in grandiose movies with elves and hobbits. Apple TV is both amazingly good, and stunningly bad. Also, does only praising Apple help or hurt us as consumers?

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/2/14/17012382/apple-homepod-white-ring-wooden-table-staining-issue-problem

Sonos also damages wood

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/sonos-one-damages-wood,news-26628.html

The Menu Bar: Episode 04 — Make Mac Great Again, With Marco Arment

http://www.themenu.bar/show/2018/2/16/the-menu-bar-episode-04-make-mac-great-again-with-marco-arment

Apple TV TV App

https://www.apple.com/tv-app/

Apple’s new TV app shows how painfully behind it is

https://www.theverge.com/2016/12/14/13938628/apple-tv-app-amazon-fire-netflix-cable-streaming

The Horshack test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju-lptJweTc&feature=youtu.be

PSP 166 — Round

Ronnie, Vic, and Scott are all about the round, chunky HomePod conversation. Also, Apple falls on the family by failing to love all of them equally. It hurts.

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

Vic Hudson on Twitter

https://twitter.com/vichudson1

Bubble Sort Show

http://bubblesort.show

Essential Apple

https://essentialapple.com

In touch with iOS podcast

http://intouchwithios.com

HomePod review roundup

https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/06/homepod-review-roundup-not-so-smart-but-stunning-sound/

Apple HomePod review: Locked In

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16976906/apple-homepod-review-smart-speaker

Reviewers love HomePod’s sound, but hate how dumb Siri is

https://mashable.com/2018/02/06/apple-homepod-review-roundup/#4.GV0yG1SOqB

Five things to know before you buy a HomePod

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/02/09/five-things-to-know-before-you-buy-an-apple-homepod/?utm_term=.04e2101c8c4b

Siri: what Apple needs to do to improve its voice-activated assistant

https://www.macworld.com/article/3254165/ios/what-needs-to-be-fixed-in-siri.html