The day has finally come when we let Chaim bring in the expert to convince everyone why NFC is the bee’s knees. We’re joined by Srini Panguluri, co-founder of Tagstand, to discuss NFC, how it benefits users, and why it should be in every device.
The time has come for Justin to embrace the Google Glass. He stands in awe of Chaim and Peter Teoh who both have become one of the first people in their respective states to own Google Glass. The two of us walk Justin through the experience of getting glass.
This week, we sit down with uber-geek Brett Terpstra to discuss Markdown, developing for the Mac App Store, the future of development on the Mac and iOS, and how much one person is able to accomplish by sacrificing sleep.
Happy Thanksgiving listeners! We hope you’ve recovered from your food comas in time to join us for episode 68 of inThirty – Justin jumped the gun and said it was number 69 at the top of the show and his confusion maintains itself throughout. We leave tech on the table and Chaim takes us through something called “football” with the help of regular contributor Drew Pitchford. Harry is absent, but missed, and we bet he’s thankful that he decided to take this episode off because passing around the pigskin is not his forte. Chaim and Drew try to explain the college football Bowl Championship System to Justin and all three soon realize that figuring out whether Apple really did infringe on Samsung’s wireless patents would be easier. Touchdown.
Isn’t every Apple Event special? On Episode 64 (make that 64 bit, we upgraded) of inThirty
Chaim, Harry, and Justin along with guest host Kelly Guimont of TUAW ooh, ahh, and yawn (Chaim) over the announcement of the new iMac and Mac Mini, MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display, iPad with Retina Display (don’t call it the iPad 4), and the worth the price of admission all by itself iPad Mini. We start by critiquing the legerdemain used by Phil Schiller when he removed the black cloth from the slim from one perspective, bulbous from another iMac and quickly move on to discuss whether the new Mac Mini is enough to replace the Mac Pro or even the defunct Xserve. We boldly go where no podcast has gone before in our discussion of Apple’s Fusion Drive SDD plus HDD melding tech. And, yes, everyone wants the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display – how could the little sibling of the beautiful 15 incher disappoint? Do the non Retina MacBooks deserve to keep their Pro suffix? We discuss. Amongst ourselves. Apple speeds up its upgrade cycle some with the iPad 4, but how long did you expect the Lightning port to be kept away from the iPad? We finish up with a who/what/where/when/why on the iPad Mini and manage to wake Chaim up from his slumber (he uses Apple announcement videos as a sleep aid) in time to compare the new device to his beloved Nexus 7.
Also, Harry Marks strummed us some nice intro and outro licks. Told you we upgraded.
Warning: this episode caused inThirty to shred its CLEAN tag on iTunes.
The uncontested, despotic, chief commander of the snarkiest site on the internet, Fark.com, joins us for episode 61 of inThirty. Drew Curtis sits in his maroon-leather-perfect-for-a-super-villain office chair and, after sipping (guzzling) bourbon off camera fields a bunch of tough questions about the inner workings of Fark from Chaim, Harry, and Justin. Find out how the backend of the 1,177th most visited site in the US (785th in Pakistan) manages to keep churning out the funnies, learn whether SEO is important to maintaining Drew’s empire, listen to Drew bust the Daily Show’s chops when it comes to journalistic responsibility, and find out why Duke sucks so very much. Plus, Drew explains why FLORIDA has its own tag on Fark. Drew also saves us a trip to Wikipedia and tells us how Fark got its name and explains that there is truly no such thing as the wisdom of crowds.
After listening to (or watching, Drew was good enough to Hangout with us) this episode and reading the corresponding commentary on Fark.com, we think you’ll understand how the site’s audience of “Caucasian…disproportionately moderately educated, childless men under the age of 35 who have incomes over $30,000″ roll.