Jason Snell is an American writer, editor, and podcaster. He owns and operates The Incomparable podcast network, focused on pop culture discussions and game shows.
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Myke met the people for whom the Mac Pro was made, and reports back with details. Jason tries to combat confusion about whether the Mac is really being attacked by malware and explains what Apple is doing to stop it. And we address some five-year-old follow-up regarding text input on the Apple Watch. This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by: DoorDash: Dinner from your favorite restaurant delivered to your door. Get $5 off your first order. Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy-to-use email marketing app designed exclusively for the Mac. Bombas: Super comfortable socks. Use this link for 20% off. Links and Show Notes: Support Upgrade with a Relay FM Membership The Test Drivers - Relay FM Upgrade #35: Where The Fluoroelastomer Meets the Road - Relay FM T9 (predictive text) - Wikipedia Connected #281: Oligarch Modder Community - Relay FM FlickType Keyboard Review: Real Typing on an Apple Watch Display - MacStories Mac Power Users #514: Apple is Listening — The 2019 Mac Pro, with Thomas Grove Carter - Relay FM Night of the living xMac | Ars Technica Sleazy adware targets Mac users--and Apple steps up its game - Six Colors Protecting Users from Suspicious Software - Support - Apple Developer Accidental Tech Podcast: 365: Day-One Cowboy DigiTimes: 5G iPad Pro Models With A14 Series Chip to Launch in Fall 2020 - MacRumors Apple might use its own 5G antenna in its 2020 iPhones - The Verge Why the MacBook Air might spell the end of configurable Macs | Macworld
Climb aboard your spaceship and prepare your skin to be sparkly, because we’re discussing “To Be Taught, If Fortunate,” a novella from Becky Chambers, a writer we enjoy quite a lot. This is a story about science, adventure, sacrifice, and the difficulty of being away from home for a very, very long time. An interesting crew of characters explores strange, new worlds—while trying to fit in biologically. Sometimes it goes really well, and other times it doesn’t. Also: What are we reading? "To Be Taught, If Fortunate" Host Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Aleen Simms, Erika Ensign and David J. Loehr Sponsors ExpressVPN: High-Speed, Secure & Anonymous VPN Service. Get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Referenced Works To Be Taught, If Fortunate [Amazon] [Apple Books] Show Notes & Links What are we reading? Discworld Zombie Fallout The Long Sunset The Paragon Hotel Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud Just the Funny Parts The Lights Go Out in Lychford Ragged Alice The Peach Keeper and Lost Lake Fall, or Dodge in Hell Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Voyage Infinite Detail The Future of Another Timeline Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.
Boeing's Starliner issues run deeper than it first appeared, CHEOPS is operation and the Solar Orbiter is on its way to our start. That, and a look at the White House's proposed NASA budget for 2021. This episode of Liftoff is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code LIFTOFF at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Links and Show Notes: Support Liftoff with a Relay FM Membership Ungeniused #98: NACA - Relay FM NASA Shares Initial Findings from Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test Investigation – Commercial Crew Program Boeing’s Starliner problems may be worse than we thought | Ars Technica NASA confirms two Boeing Starliner issues would’ve led to spacecraft loss without intervention | TechCrunch Does NASA Trust Boeing? - The Atlantic Europe's planet-hunting CHEOPS telescope beams down first image. It's better than expected | Space Bad Astronomy | First light for the exoplanet hunter mission CHEOPS goes tetrahedral Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights | NASA Solar Orbiter | NASA We are entering the Golden Age of studying our Sun | Ars Technica News | Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations Liftoff #44: Voyager - Relay FM Trump administration calls for big budget increases for NASA to fund Moon program - The Verge White House requests significant NASA budget increase to fund Artemis program - SpaceNews.com NASA FY 2021 Budget Request (PDF) Fiscal Year 2020 Budget (PDF)NASA's budget appears on page 92.
Why did Apple surprise developers with beta releases with intriguing new features this month? What does it mean for the future of Mac app development? Is a new keyboard going to be a major feature of new iPad Pro models? Would Apple really build Macs with processors made by AMD? And can someone get Taika Waititi a 16-inch MacBook Pro? This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by: Linode: Cloud Hosting & Linux Servers. Get a $20 credit. ExpressVPN: High-Speed, Secure & Anonymous VPN Service. Get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Setapp, from Macpaw: More than 170 powerful apps for your Mac. Try it free for a week. Links and Show Notes: Support Upgrade with a Relay FM Membership Accidental Tech Podcast: 364: A Casey Settings Screen Apple TV+ picks up acclaimed 'Boys State' political documentary, exec. produced by Laurene Powell Jobs - 9to5Mac Apple's first film collaboration with A24 is 'On the Rocks,' reuniting Bill Murray & Sofia Coppola - 9to5Mac Apple inks exclusive producer deal with former Starz and HBO executive - 9to5Mac Disney+ Hits 28.6 Million Paid Subscribers Since Launch | Hollywood Reporter Hulu targeting 2021 for international rollout, says Disney CEO - The Verge Spotify to Acquire Bill Simmons’ The Ringer as Part of Podcast Push – Variety Spotify’s paid subscribers accelerate as podcast listening grows 200 percent - The Verge Bill Simmons on Twitter: "New BS Podcast: Disney CEO @RobertIger" Taika Waititi slams Apple’s MacBook keyboards after winning first Oscar - The Verge Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Time Bandits’ Series in Development at Apple – Variety Surprise! Cheaper Apple products are hits | Macworld New References to AMD Processors Discovered in macOS 10.15.4 Beta - MacRumors macOS Will Soon Support Universal Apps, Enabling a Single Purchase for Mac, iPhone, and iPad Apps - MacStories Connected #280: Peanut Butterpeanut Butterpeanut Butter - Relay FM Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter: "Hello hardware modifier key remapping — this seems new in iPadOS 13.4?"
On the occasion of our 500th episode, our most prolific panelists of all time draft their favorite episodes of The Incomparable and suggest new drafts for future episodes of the podcast. Episode D. Host Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Erika Ensign, Steve Lutz, Monty Ashley, Lisa Schmeiser, Tony Sindelar, Scott McNulty, David J. Loehr and John Siracusa Sponsors Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code SNELL to get 30% off. Offer expires on January 31, 2021. Show Notes & Links Episode Picks Scott: Episode 135 - Total Party Kill Monty: Episode 173z - Human Santapede David: Episode 307 - Mascot Hands Steve: Episode 226 - Stop Circulating The Tapes Erika: Episode 250 - Stay Inside My Aura Lisa: Episode 213 - You Need An Agent of Chaos Tony: Episode 255 - Summer Superhero Spectacular, Round One John: Episode 354 - Sons of Caledonia Dan: Episode 222 - Forcegiving Jason: Episode 194 - A Real Imaginary Friend Scott: Episode 107 - A Little Obsessed With Kirk Monty: Episode 325 - The Monster Mash David: Episode 260 - High Five Steve: Episode 232 - Learning to Love Heidi II Erika: Episode 210 - You Ain’t No Nice Guy Lisa: Episode 231 - Eat Pray Love Die Survive Tony: Episode 453 - Turn Left at the Asteroid John: Episode 89 - Also Known as Endor Dan: Episode 14 - There’s Guacamole on the Holodeck Jason: Episode 320 - The Power! The Power! The Power! Scott: Episode 70 - At the Time, They Were Just Average Height Monty: Episode 75 - My Gazebox is Full of Menhirs David: Episode 167 - Space Wizard Musical Steve: Episode 322 - Tastes Like College Erika: Episode 391 - You Stole My Layer Lisa: Episode 30 - Let Me Show You My Warp Bubble Tony: Episode 223 - Picking My Shorts John: Episode 374 - Just Give Me 35 Years Dan: Episode 183 - How I Sold Your Mother Jason: Episode 479 - Specifically Boo Berry Draft Picks Scott: Important SF novels Monty: Future careers of young actors David: Skeletor Recursive Loop draft Steve: Location draft Erika: Board game draft III Lisa: NCAA-style bracket of Star Wars characters Tony Favorite Toys John: Movie Animals Dan: Fictional detectives Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.
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Oct 6th, 1970
Mill Valley, CA, USA
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