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.
Don’t forget to celebrate with us and enter our 1 year anniversary giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the awesome Pocket Casts podcatcher app.
Once you Woz, you can’t stop. This is the second part of our epic Wozerview and also our 30th inThirty. Woz walks us through the tech he uses on a daily basis and gives his take on Android’s user interface design and the best, and worst, Android devices. We ask Woz to weigh in on SOPA and also find out how he feels about patents and the impact they have on product development.
And finally, we find out why Apple’s stuck with the one button mouse as long as it has. Again, thank you Steve!
The one, the only, the Woz.
Leap Day only comes around once every four years and we wanted to make this February 29 extra special: Stephen Gary Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc. and the nicest guy in Silicon Valley, joins inThirty for our 29th episode! Woz reflects on the engineering philosophy that backed Apple’s early products, tells us how he feels about the iPhone and iPad, and gives his take on what the future holds for consumer electronics. Woz also dishes on cloud computing, SOPA, jailbreaking, science education, music, and much more.
This is the first of two episodes with Woz (he deserves more than 30 minutes, right?), our 30th episode, Woz Two, is a little kitschier than the first and will be posted soon.
By the way, Woz handily beat Chaim, Harry, and Justin at Tetris…blindfolded.
Thanks Steve! update Woz Two can be found here.
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.
Who cares about Windows 8? Well, Harry, Chaim, and Justin care enough to talk about it and the state of the desktop OS in general for thirty minutes.
We discuss the most important elements for creating a solid user experience on the desktop and the aspects that lock users into a platform. And try to figure out if Microsoft’s upcoming OS with its Metro UI can create a halo effect to get people interested in Windows Phone.