On episode 60 of inThirty we investigate the disappearance of hundreds of iPhone 5 users – apparently the new Apple Maps app is to blame for sending them off course. With the help of special guest Stephen Hackett of 512Pixels.net, we dig into the new Maps in iOS 6 and figure out that while its Flyover feature can make you feel like Super Man, it leaves a lot of users longing for Google’s more down to earth Street View. Chaim and Harry take turns giving their take on turn by turn directions and Chaim reveals that he’s always on time since he uses Google Now on his Galaxy Nexus, and Harry says who needs transit directions in Maps on iOS 6, he’s memorized the rail schedules anyway. Our thanks to Stephen for lending some southern comfort to the debate.
Lucky for us Apple decided to release the dot eight version of OS X to celebrate inThirty’s second year and 52nd episode. Justin likes to live on the edge so he’s been playing with the betas, but Chaim, Harry, and special guest Apple aficionado Drew Pitchford (the guy who correctly predicted Mountain Lion’s release date before any of the rumor sites) finally get the gold version on their machines.
We hunt down the most significant changes in Mountain Lion, give our first impressions of the GUI, compare it to its predecessor Lion, discuss the impact of iOS on Apple’s latest feline-themed desktop release, and all gasp as Harry gives Android credit for a specific feature of Apple’s latest and greatest. We do all that in thirty minutes, woah.
Our respect to Drake for this episode’s title and to Snoop for showing his support of 10.7 by donning the Lion moniker.
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On episode 45 of inThirty we give you in 30 minutes (in 15 minutes if you listen on double time) what it took Apple’s top brass 2 hours to present at Moscone West for 2012’s WWDC. Listen to us lust over the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, pick apart MoLo (that’s Mountain Lion for those not in the know), and decide whether iOS 6 can eat Android’s dessert.
Roar. No, really, roar! The king of the hill, Mountain Lion has arrived and we throw him some fresh meat. Harry suggests that the Apple halo glows a little bit brighter since the latest OS X feline brings more of iOS to the desktop. Justin, on the other hand, worries the halo might be on the path towards becoming a noose: people are getting locked in to Apple hardware through its exclusive ties to iCloud. And, this cat’s got Chaim by the tongue. He’d considering wearing the halo (or slipping on the noose) and switching away from Android to get that seamless Apple experience. Special guest Kelly Guimont helps us weigh in on iMessage, Gatekeeper, AirPlay, and the best way to skin a cat.