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The guys are back after a long (unintentional) break!Life in generalA fun video callGamingTech Announcements, etc.The future!.Net CoreNick's new roleHome lifeCovidHoliday plans
In this episode:The guys are reunited after a month-long break an take stock of the global situation, the latest tech announcements, and their personal situationsNew jobs for both Todd and Nick. What are the odds?Thoughts on social connectednessMicrosoft has infiltrated in the guys' work livesPrivacy updates from Android 11 and iOS 14WWDC20 announcements of interestNick's dog is getting old...Shownotes:Nick's new job: Snapper.co.nzCross platform .NET Core editor JetBrains Rider Android 11 Preview iOS 14 PreviewPlease send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:Todd has a technical epiphany in the pre-showThe usual chat about Security and Privacy is focused around COVID-19 contact tracingRaspberry Pi powered ventilatorsTodd goes on a shopping spreeQuick thoughts on the iPhone SE (2020)Kids and messaging appsShownotes:Apple and Google join forces to enable contact tracing in their mobile operating systensSingapore's contact tracing initiative and open source projectRaspberry Pi-powered ventilatorSignal may be forced to pull out of the USTodd's tractoriPhone SE (2020)Todd's new Razer Ornata Chroma keyboardChild safe DNS https://switchonsafety.co.nzPlease send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:The guys share experiences around homeschooling the kids and working from home at the same time. Todd is weighing his options before buys his kids tablets. Nick changes jobs in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.Shownotes:Zoom's privacy issues: time, and time, again.Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:Todd had his worst birthdayNick was surprised that Amex didn't want his moneyThe guys also talk a bit about COVID-19, because it's just so hard not to... particularly when working from home with kids roaming aroundShownotes:Android malware: More security / privacy issuesPersonal capitalPlease send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:Todd buys a new TVMore privacy issues (Apple, Ring, sigh)Kids and Cable TVand quite a bit moreShownotes:Apple's iCloud encryption situationRing's privacy issues (EFF, BBC, TNW)Coronavirus Roos Roast - Lobster Butter LoveTodd’s new TV - TCL 55” 6-Series 4KTodd’s new receiver - Yamaha RX-V685Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends. Our home is at https://keepintouch.fm
In this episode:Holiday impressionsWishes for 2020Thoughts on TVs and TV showsShownotes:Old Forester Whiskey - https://www.oldforester.com/products/old-forester-100-proof/Waimarama beach – http://www.findabeach.co.nz/beaches/waimarama/about/Horse Float for Mara – https://www.ourgeneration.com/shop/accessories/mane-attraction-horse-trailer#care/Barbie Dreamhouse - https://barbie.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ba/barbie-dream-house-fhy73DJI Osmo ActionFossil watch - https://www.fossil.com/us/en/products/gen-5-smartwatch-the-carlyle-hr-dark-brown-leather-sku-ftw4026p.htmlPavlova – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlova_(cake)Tailwind - https://gotailwind.com/KitcenAid decals – https://www.etsy.com/search?q=KitcenAid%20decalsOpenGarage.ioCHIP Home Automation standard – https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/12/apple-google-and-amazon-team-up-for-joint-smart-home-standard/xkcd: standards - https://xkcd.com/927/TVs: LG C9 – https://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-OLED65C9PUA-oled-4k-tvSamsung The Frame – https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/the-frame/highlights/Apple at CES 2020 – https://www.macrumors.com/2020/01/02/apple-to-attend-ces-2020-homekit/Cardrona chairlift plans axed to protect lizards https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/406706/cardrona-axes-chairlift-plan-to-protect-hundreds-of-lizardsRainbow Loom – https://amzn.to/37awAq8Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends. Our home is at https://keepintouch.fm
In this episode:Coke vs Pepsi, and why the choice is easy for NickFollow up on our 10th episode anniversaryRIP Google Cloud PrintTodd's next phone will be made by MicrosoftLots of thoughts on Thanksgiving and Christmasand a lot more...Shownotes:Pepsi in RomaniaSurface DuoMotorola RAZRThe Finality of EverythingMany thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:Open floor plans vs Private OfficeRainbows and unicornsKeyboard clickinessHoney, macaroons, bread, yogurt, and strawberry jamKids: birthday parties, sickness avoidance... and much more.Shownotes:Mānuka Honey – Nick's favourite honeyWASDKeyboards.com – Custom clicky keyboardsMicrosoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 - Todd's KeyboardMany thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
Nick and Todd finish off the conversation about introducing kids to News and Current Affairs and then cover the Google and Microsoft announcements.Special thanks to our these wonderful people for sharing their experience with us: James White, Taylor Pringle, Michael Baltaks, Sam Connelly, Sam Jarman, and Sebastian Grail.In this episode:Special interivews with special people on how to introduce kids to News and Current AffairsThoughts on the Made by Google eventA brief take on the Microsoft (Surface) eventA time travel that touches on more flavours of Linux and Java beans than we thought we'd ever engage inShownotes:Unread RSS Reader iOS appPixel 4Microsoft Surface Neo – Todd's next device?Apple Watch – the guys' favourite wearableSamsung WearablesGentoo – Nick's favourite linux distributionHeartwitch – Livestream your heart dataSpecial thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:A justification for the longer break between the episodes. Hope you buy it :)An immigrant's understanding of New Zealand historyThoughts on the Android 10 and on the Apple's announcementsTodd's thoughts on how to introduce kids to News and Current AffairsShownotes:DevWorldThe Wikipedia page on Māori peopleProject Zero findings on iOS vulnerability and Apple's responseAndroid 10Apple announcementsSpecial thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:Beta iOS and Android versions announce an "interesting" end of the yearThoughts on conferences: attending vs organising. Nick speaks at Dev World in SeptemberKids and birthday partiesShownotes:Mighty Good CoffeeGoogle defends it's position on gestures via this blog post iPhone 5 TV Ad - ThumbEven more blog posts on Android Q's gesture navigation and handling visual overlapsDevWorld, Melbourne, Australia – September 2 – 4Michigan DevFest – September 21Kotlin/Everywhere WellingtonSpecial thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
In this episode:How to get an app to be featured by AppleOdd traditions in the CommonwealthBig fines for even bigger tech companiesHaving fun with the kids around the houseShownotes:Liquor rules around the United StatesTrade Me – App of the DayGuy FawkesV for Vendetta (2005)Equifax gets finedHow credit rating is calculated in USA and New ZealandFacebook $5bn fine settlementGDPR fine structureGetting a fire permits in New ZealandExtreme plane landings in (windy) WellingtonNetflix TV show: How to sell drugs online (fast)
In this episode:A "borderline bulletproof" approach to securing native apps and the credentials they need to communicate to remote serversZoom and the risks of bypassing OS securityGoogle Home privacy hiccupsSilent and invisible operating system updatesKids and TV accessShownotes:The results to our poll on Kids' access to technologyNew York Times How and When to Limit Kids' Tech UseMap charting tool from mapchart.netFaceApp response to Privacy concernsProject TrebleLet’s encrypt – free SSL for everyoneApple patches the Zoom vulnerability, againGoogle advice on securing API keysGoogle assistant privacy controversyThe secret lives of Facebook moderators in AmericaThe movie Her(2013)
In this episode: the guys introduce themselves Nick's privacy related prediction becomes reality Google Duo accidentally introduces the Indian Cricket team to the world Forced app updates in Android Q With LoveFrom, Jony Ive Kids and technology Shownotes: Google Duo sends out push notification ad to users around the world Cricket In app updates for Android apps Financial Times breaks the news on Ive's next chapter WSJ prints a critical view of Ive's recent years Tim Cook responds to WSJ Leapfrog tablets for kids Osmo iPad Play and Learning system Seesaw
In this episode: - Nick is back from WWDC and shares his thoughts on many of the announcements - Pricing strategies for community events - French drains and sparkling water on tap - Scary stories our dentists must never hear - Kids and moving houses - and more Correction: GDG Wellington are hosting Kotlin/Everwhere, not Kotlin/Extended Shownotes: - WWDC 2019 - Todd's French drain on Instagram - Mattt's take on WWDC 2019 on NSHipster You can find us on keepintouch.fm if you wish to reach out and send us feedback.
In this episode: kids who don't quite understand their bodies the official keepintouch.fm now available and it is open source with a PR in tow Todd's thoughts on GDG Ann Arbor I/O Extended WWDC wishlists Fixing air travel, airport security, and cloud printing Putting the kids to bed Shownotes Our website - keepintouch.fm GDG Ann Arbor I/O Recap 2019 Slides - http://bit.ly/2EuJt21 Official WWDC website - https://developer.apple.com/wwdc19/ USDZ - https://graphics.pixar.com/usd/docs/Usdz-File-Format-Specification.html USDZ quicklook gallery - https://developer.apple.com/arkit/gallery/ Google Cloud Print - https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/ Apple AirPrint - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201311
In this episode: GDG Summit I/O news Privacy (Google I/O Photo album mishap) :( Wrangling kids Links: Wellington - Coffee Capital of the world GDG Summit Robot Cornhole lawn game
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Podcast Details

Created by
Nick Parfene and Todd DeLand
Podcast Status
Active
Started
May 22nd, 2019
Latest Episode
Jan 10th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
19
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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