PSP 174 — Choice ruins the user experience

By popular demand, it’s the Ronnie and Vic show again. Twitter and some Twitter users don’t care for third-party clients, and Ronnie and Vic duke it out as to whether or not this is a positive thing.

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

BubbleSort Show

http://bubblesort.show

Apps of a Feather

http://apps-of-a-feather.com

Twitter changes may bring major issues for third party apps

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/twitter-changes-major-issues-third-party-apps/

Micro.blog

https://micro.blog

Ohtani will be next rising star from Japan

https://www.mlb.com/news/shohei-ohtani-is-next-baseball-star-from-japan/c-164174962

Real or not? Amazing Shohei Ohtani ups the ante again

http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/85719/real-or-not-amazing-shohei-ohtani-ups-the-ante-again

PSP 173 — Locking up your crayon

Apple wants the education market to remember they exist, and they show off a crayon to prove it. Ronnie and Vic get out their pencils and do their homework on Apple’s educational relevance.

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

BubbleSort Show

http://bubblesort.show

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-switch

Apple March 27, 2018 Special Event

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/march-2018/

Notability

http://gingerlabs.com

GoodNotes

http://www.goodnotesapp.com

Alcohol laws of Kentucky

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_Kentucky

Vegas Golden Knights

https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights

AppleCare

https://www.apple.com/support/products/

PSP 172 — Hulu, brought to you on shiny UFOs

It’s follow up time at the old Pocket Sized ranch as Ronnie and Scott address a question about Hulu and it turns into the entire show. Then they debate the virtues of aftershows, UFOs, and strange Nevada trivia. Put in your earbuds and keep your eyes on the skies.

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

Hulu

https://www.hulu.com

Netflix

https://www.netflix.com/

DirecTV Now

https://www.directvnow.com

Margaret Atwood

http://margaretatwood.ca

Brockmire

https://www.hulu.com/brockmire

Timmy Cook Says

https://twitter.com/TimmyCookSays

Coast to Coast AM

https://www.coasttocoastam.com

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 170 — Ten years of garden walls

Ten years ago, the app store was announced and the trajectory of the iPhone was changed forever. Vic Hudson and Scott reminisce about their early iOS devices, their app store experiences, and more.

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

Police officer resigns after stealing AirPods from Apple Store

https://www.cultofmac.com/533081/police-officer-resigns-after-stealing-airpods-from-apple-store/

A lot can happen in a decade

https://blog.iconfactory.com/2018/03/a-lot-can-happen-in-a-decade/

PSP 169 — Intentional app icons

Ronnie invented the home screen and Siri and Lifehacker want all the credit.

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

Organize your iOS apps by color

https://lifehacker.com/organize-your-home-screen-app-icons-by-color-1823427479

Ronnie’s home screen museum

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B10532ODWJuywGb

Scott’s home screen museum

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0dGWZuqDGxGGnE

Ronnie OG blank home screen

https://i2.wp.com/pocketsizedpodcast.fm/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ronnie_OG_homescreen.png?ssl=1

PSP 168 — 1x is a moral issue

The Olympics are awesome but went on so long we can’t understand how many thousands of events each sport gets. There are different iOS podcast apps, and there are different iOS Twitter apps, and we have opinions about them. And what about that ancient controversy over speeding up podcast listening?

Links

Pocket Sized Podcast website

https://pocketsizedpodcast.fm

Pocket Sized Podcast on Twitter

https://twitter.com/pocketsizedpod

‘sodes — casual, cozy podcast player

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sodes/id1321953436?mt=8

Twitterrific for iOS

https://twitterrific.com/ios/

Official Twitter app for iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?mt%3D8

Tweetbot for iOS

https://tapbots.com/tweetbot/

Overcast

https://overcast.fm

Pocket Casts

http://www.shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts/

Apple Podcasts app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podcasts/id525463029?mt=8

The Horshack test

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

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

PSP 165 — Drinking the Kool-Aid and swimming in the Haterade

Pocket Sized Podcast is a pocketable podcast all about Apple devices, iOS, and the great apps in the iOS App Store. Ronnie and Scott talk and talk and interview great people from the Apple community.

This episode, Vic Hudson and Scott talk about Siri, dictation, and auto-incorrect. Should we just give up, or does Apple need to fix these things? Also, why do people lie about iPhone sales and Apple doom?

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

The Menu Bar

http://www.themenu.bar

Voice UI is the future, but when?

https://mondaynote.com/voice-ui-is-the-future-but-when-747fe1f74cf3

Apple TV 4K remote still sucks

https://www.imore.com/looks-new-apple-tv-4k-remote-still-sucks-use-instead

Apple Q1 2018 earnings

https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/02/apple-reports-its-holiday-2017-earnings-today/

Transcript of Apple earnings call

https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/02/this-is-tim-transcript-of-apples-q1-2018-earnings-call/