Let’s Talk iOS 170: The accidental Siri podcast

By Sébastien Page on Jan 17, 2017

After accidentally talking about Siri, the guys finally focus on the actual show notes to talk more about how Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life tests still appear out of whack. Cody and Sebastien also discuss Apple’s push into original TV and movie content creation, and the fake problem of employee retention at 1 Infinite Loop.

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Want podcasts on your Apple Watch? There’s finally an app for that

By Steffen Reich on Jan 16, 2017

The ability to store and play podcasts on Apple Watch is one of many features advocated for regarding future watchOS updates, but so far it has fallen on deaf ears at Apple. With the cries for podcasts on Watch slowly reaching fever pitch, developers have taken matters into their own hands and released a fully functional podcast app that enables the transfer of your favorite subscriptions from iPhone to Apple Watch.

The app goes by the name WatchPlayer and (while moody at times) gives a solid account of itself, effectively beating Apple to the punch in the podcast race. Find out below how the data transfer is realized, where it trumps Apple’s stock apps and what areas of WatchPlayer could do with some attention. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 169: 10-year iPhone anniversary special

By Sébastien Page on Jan 10, 2017

As the iPhone turns 10, Cody and Sebastien reminisce about when they got their first original iPhone, and what this device has meant for the tech industry, and for people in general. After looking back at the past, the guys look forward to the future with some interesting rumored features for the next iPhone.

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Let’s Talk Jailbreak 157: All about the iOS 10 jailbreak and Prometheus

By Sébastien Page on Jan 4, 2017

A lot has happened in the jailbreak community since the last episode, and this month, we have a special co-host as iDB’s latest recruit Joaquim Barbosa joins Sebastien to discuss the new iOS 10 jailbreak that was recently released, the Cydia beta that goes with it, and a new downgrade/upgrade tool called Prometheus. This episode goes pretty deep in the nitty gritty details of each tool.

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Let’s Talk iOS 168: What we want to see from Apple in 2017

By Sébastien Page on Jan 3, 2017

The beginning of a new year is the best time to look forward and plan for the months to come. In this special episode of Let’s Talk iOS, Cody and Sebastien share what they want to see from Apple in 2017. From hardware, to software, to services, the guys go over several categories they hope to see improved this year. Happy new year!

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Let’s Talk iOS 167: The best and worst of Apple in 2016

By Sébastien Page on Dec 27, 2016

As the year draws to an end, Cody and Sebastien go back over what they think was the best and worst of Apple in 2016. From specific products to broader features, the guys cover a wide array of topics. They agree to disagree on some of them too.

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Let’s Talk iOS 166: Super Mario Bum

By Sébastien Page on Dec 20, 2016

It couldn’t possibly be an episode of Let’s Talk iOS without mentioning the release of Super Mario Run, and what Cody and Sebastien think of the game after spending a little time with it. Other topics discussed include battery life on the new MacBook Pro, Apple’s removal of the estimated time of battery remaining and the fact that the company didn’t do anything in macOS 10.12.2 to address battery concerns. The guys also talk about the release of the AirPods, and the delay of the BeatsX. Finally, Cody share a new app he’s discovered.

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Let’s Talk iOS 165: That’s when you start asking questions

By Sébastien Page on Dec 13, 2016

After spending a week with the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Sebastien shares some of his thoughts about the machine. The guys then discuss the ongoing AirPods delays, the growing Apple services category, and the death of the Pebble.

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Let’s Talk Jailbreak 156: It gets better

By Sébastien Page on Dec 7, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve had a jailbreak, but that doesn’t stop Cody and Sebastien to discuss some of the best tweaks recently released, including PickPocket, NotificationPop, LockLaunchApp, EmojiSuggest, and Columba.

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Let’s Talk iOS 164: A battery of problems

By Sébastien Page on Dec 6, 2016

Cody got a new MacBook Pro but he doesn’t talk much about it. The guys discuss the calendar spam issue that has been plaguing users and how to prevent it. They also talk about battery problems that affect some iPhone 6s users, the new Spark mail app for Mac, DirecTV Now, and more.

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Let’s Talk iOS 163: Dear, dear Jony

By Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2016

We’re entering holidays season, and Apple is going full stream with their new ad which should strike a chord inside your heart. Besides the obligatory turkey and Thanksgiving talk, Cody and Sebastien discuss recent talks of Jony Ive’s disengagement that has largely been clarified by John Gruber. Would it even be the end of Apple if that were true? Listen to find out what the guys think.

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Is Jony Ive no longer directly involved with iPhone and Mac product design?

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2016

In an article Tuesday titled “Pundits Believe Apple’s Jony Ive No Longer Involved in iPhone, Mac Product Design,” AppleInsider reports that journalist Jason Snell and Daring Fireball’s John Gruber speculated on a recent The Talk Show podcast that Ive, who is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, may be now more focused on architectural projects like the upcoming Spaceship campus and special initiatives such as Project Titan than industrial designs related to the iPhone, iPad, Mac and other consumer products from Apple. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 162: Staying out of the gravy trouble

By Sébastien Page on Nov 22, 2016

Cody explains his reasons for buying the MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, while Sebastien shares some of his first reactions to the new Touch Bar. The guys also discuss Apple cutting off its fee for video streaming apps and the implication this may have, the disbandment of AirPort devices, the rumor of Apple working on digital glasses, as well as an update of the Apple Car, including a great piece from Neil Cybart.

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Let’s Talk iOS 161: MacBook Pro reviews and the future of touch

By Sébastien Page on Nov 15, 2016

Despite their best judgement, Cody and Sebastien are talking once again about the new MacBook Pro, specifically about early reviews of the Touch Bar model, and how this new feature could have implications on the future of Apple’s laptop keyboard.

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Let’s Talk iOS 160: The Pro in MacBook Pro

By Sébastien Page on Nov 8, 2016

After discussing some of the new features in the latest betas of iOS 10.2, and tvOS 10.1, including the new TV app, and Single Sign-On, Cody and Sebastien discuss the backlash that has been following the launch of the new MacBook Pro. Where is the Pro in the MacBook Pro? Is the Pro just an average machine sold at a Pro price? Listen in!

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Let’s Talk Jailbreak 155: In my wildest dreams

By Sébastien Page on Nov 2, 2016

Without any new jailbreak on the horizon, things are pretty mellow around here. During this episode, Cody and Sebastien discuss the state of iOS 10 jailbreaking, and several noteworthy tweaks including Lockbrowser, Crypto, Playdismiss, and more.

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Let’s Talk iOS 159: Thoughts on the new MacBook Pro

By Sébastien Page on Nov 1, 2016

The star of the show is of course the new MacBook Pro but before discussing all about it, Cody and Sebastien talk about Apple’s latest financial results, and the delayed launch of the new AirPods. The guys then talk about the new TV app that was unveiled at last week’s event, and go into more details about the new MacBook Pro, and the state of the laptop line of products at Apple.

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Let’s Talk iOS 158: Thursday’s Mac event predictions

By Sébastien Page on Oct 25, 2016

One month in, Sebastien reports about the state of micro-abrasions on his iPhone 7. The guys then talk about the recent release of iOS 10.1, and a new one-handed keyboard discovered in iOS code. Of course, at the eve of Apple’s October event, Cody and Sebastien discuss the potential for future Macs and what the company might unveil on Thursday.

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Let’s Talk iOS 157: That sounds cray cray

By Sébastien Page on Oct 18, 2016

Cody finally gets to try the new Portrait mode on his iPhone 7 Plus. The guys discuss the latest in the Samsung debacle while still keeping it classy and respectful. Other topics of discussion include Apple cutting back on Project Titan, Tim Cook talking about AR, crazy iPhone 8 rumors, and a cool new app to import your Health data into a new iPhone.

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Let’s Talk iOS 156: Mostly about Samsung and the Google Pixel

By Sébastien Page on Oct 11, 2016

After briefly talking about the new ads in App Store search results and a new feature of iOS 10.1 beta, Cody and Sebastien spend most of the episode talking about the Samsung debacle as well as the new Google Pixel phone.

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