inThirty 88 – Marking Up Markdown with Brett Terpstra

Thanks to: Brett Terpstra

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Show Notes

Brett on App.net
Brett on Twitter
BrettTerpstra.com
Marked App
Brett’s Projects
Flee to MD Ruby script | GitHub

inThirty 84 – A Hodgepodge of Announcments

hodgepodge
Did you ever just wing your presentation?  Did you ever just say, “Screw it, we’ll do it live!”  We start off talking about the Samsung S4 launch, then we talk some more Google with Keep.  We finally cap it off with a rapid fire headlines.

Show Notes

Google Keep” | Droid Life
Google Now (not) on iOS” | The Verge
I Survived the Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch” | Curious Rat
Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch video” (about 1:10 in)
Statamic

inThirty 82 – Et tu, iOS?

iosvsandroid

 Justin has a problem.  He is “Android curious”. He is intrigued by all the interesting features Android has to offer, but loves the stability and quality of his iPhone. Sure, he jailbreaks, but still longs for more customization. It doesn’t help that he is entrenched in the Google ecosystem. Can Harry convince him to stay, or will Chaim, the once-and-former iPhone user convince him it’s time to make the leap?

Show Notes

Why I switched from iPhone to Android” | Macworld
An iPhone fan’s month with Windows Phone: Week one” | Macworld
2012, The Year I Basically Stopped Using Apple’s iOS Apps” | AllThingsD
New Google Voice Search, Siri are closely matched (hands-on)” | CNet
An iPad Lover’s Take On The Nexus 7” | TechCrunch
Steve Wozniak Says Apple is Falling Behind, Thanks to Android” | Android Headlines
Project Amy merges Apple’s Messages app with App.net” | Ars Technica

 

inThirty 77 – BackBerry

blackberry-10

BlackBerry must have heard that we were doing a show today, and decided that they wanted the guys from inThirty to talk about it.  Listen in as we give the best non biased review we can of the armchair quarterbacking you love from Chaim, Harry, and Justin. We discuss if this is a reinvention, or too little too late.  How does the hardware compare to the current crop of smartphones?  Does the keyboard, both virtual and hardware, keep in line with the keyboards RIM err… BlackBerry is known for.  Finally we takle the OS.  Is QNX really worth it? 

Show Notes

RIM reinvents itself with new name, new BlackBerry 10 OS, new smartphones (video)” | TechHive

BlackBerry Z10 review: a new life, or life support?” | The Verge

BlackBerry 10 Global Launch Event Keynote Wrap-Up” | BlackBerry Blog

Attack of the Tablets

We wish everyone recovering from Hurricane Sandy well, and episode 65 of inThirty goes out to the team at PSE&G for getting power back to Chaim, Harry, and Justin in time to talk about tablets. Google didn’t fair as well and their scheduled Android event was moved from IRL to online. Chaim managed to collect all of the sweet details about the dot 2 update to Jelly Bean and the hardware that’ll accompany it before he was knocked off the grid but Harry is not impressed. We pit the new Android tablets and the Kindle Fire against the recently announced iPad Mini and discuss price point, features, design, and determine along the way that this holiday season Amazon, Google, and Apple will duke it out in in the less than ten inch category. Chaim and Justin were introduced to a new contender in the ring, the Microsoft Surface, at Microtropolis (go on, Google it), while Harry went undercover at a Microsoft Store to try it. Harry likes its kickstand, Chaim says it’s revolutionary, Justin says it’s mutant disaster of a device. Take some aspirin (that’s a really subtle tablet pun), put on your headphones, and listen up.
Episode 65 Hangout: http://youtu.be/Ik1g2gbYPXg