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The Blerg

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This episode is a bit of an experiment in that there's no guest. Instead, it's a collection of voice diary recordings I made around the launch of my brand new app, ActionDash. Part 1 (00:49): The night before launch. Part 2 (19:38): Launch morn
In December 2012, the first version of Action Launcher released. In this episode, long-time Action Launcher user Jesse Wilson hosts yours truly in a discussion about the ensuing five years. This is a wide ranging discussion, covering not just A
Warning: this episode contains coarse language. It's the fourth annual "… of the year" extravaganza, in which Jesse Wilson and I each bestow 20 highly coveted and equally made up awards based on 2016's technology news. Some of the awards includ
Jesse Wilson returns to the show to chat all things Action Launcher with me. Topics include why there was more than 6 months between Action Launcher updates to start the year and what I learnt going so long between updates. I also discuss my pu
So. Many. Hardware. Announcements.   Phil and I break down the Pixel phones, Daydream View, Google WiFi, Google Home and Chromecast 4k announcements. We also discuss whether the event lived up the hype Google set about creating, and chat about
Ben Sandofsky and I break down all the announcements of Apple's September 2016 event. We of course discuss all the new hardware, as well as give our thoughts on: The loss of the headphone jack. The disparity between the cameras in the two iPhon
Hot off the wires, Francisco Franco and I dig into WWDC 2016's watchOS, tvOS, macOS and iOS announcements. What did we like and dislike? What didn't we see that we were hoping for? What did we make of those crazy Music and iMessage announcement
  Jake Wharton and I conclude our post Google I/O 2016 chat by digging into the wealth of show's developer announcements including Android Studio 2.2, Firebase, Android Instant Apps and more. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeWharton. Follow me on T
What's it like to attend Google I/O? Was the venue switch away from San Francisco to an outdoor venue in Mountain View a good move? What quality level were the technical sessions this year? Why do Google keep making seemingly basic mistakes hos
Many felt I was too negative in the previous episode, where Koush and I broke down Google I/O 2016's keynote. Previous guest of the show Karl Smith was one such person, so he and I decided to dig into some of the areas we disagreed with most in
Google I/O is here! Koush and I break down all the big announcements such as Home, Allo, Duo and Daydream. We also discussed Google's advancements in AI, the Android Wear 2.0 release, Android Instant Apps and more. Follow Koush on Twitter: @kou
Fellow Android developer Annyce Davis joins me for a deep dive into all things Android TV! We dig into our experience with Google TV, the Nexus Player, Android TV built into a TV and more, as well as discussing our gripes with the platform, and
Turmoil, staff exodus and mud-slinging at Nest. Promising robotics unit Boston Dynamics reportedly up for sale, while the rest of the initiative is seemingly on notice. Reports of unrest at Verily Life Sciences. The other bets of Alphabet seem
Well that came out of nowhere! Google surprised us all by announcing Android N. In this episode, Ty Smith and I dig into all the newly announced features, discuss our impressions of our time using the N Preview, chat about what features didn't
Most device reviews happen at launch time, but often our impressions change as we spend significant time actually using the device. In this episode, fellow Android developer Brian Griffey and I discuss our wildly differing experience of actuall
Warning: this episode contains mild coarse language.  Jesse Wilson and I break down all of 2015's news and developments by doling out awards to the tech space's newsworthy people, products and companies. But some of the awards include: Haters g
This Nexus 6P is terrific. It's the best Nexus phone ever. Or is it? Well, yes it is. But fellow Android developer Jerrell Mardis and I still find much to talk about. We cover the good, the great, and even manage to find some things to complain
Renowned Apple analyst and iMore.com Editor in Chief Rene Ritchie joins me in part 2 of my discussion about, as I see them, "worrying Apple trends". Rene brings his astute Apple insight to many of the previous episode's talking points including
Guest Russell Ivanovic joins me to discuss a variety of Apple's not-so-great recent trends. We dig into a great many of the warts increasingly appearing around Apple's ecosystem, including the experience when first running a device, the less th
Guest Phil Nickinson and I chat about all of the announcements from Google's September '15 event. We break down all the new hardware announcements, Google's decision to target the 6P and 5X at different segments on the market and Google's confi
Influential journalist Charles Arthur joins me for a discussion on the lay of the land for Android's traditional OEMs. Inspired by Charles' Premium Android hits the wall post, we dig into the revenues and shipments of these Android devices, dig
Supreme iOS/Mac engineer and Apple aficionado Ben Sandofsky joins me to break down Apple's September 2015 event. We dig into all the details of the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV announcements, with detailed discussion on why the iPad Pro was even n
Jake Wharton (aka the most in-demand Android engineer on the planet) takes over the show and proceeds to interview yours truly about all things Link Bubble, my now former app. We discuss everything about Link Bubble, from how I conceived the ap
Pitchforks at the ready, as Android developer and kernel tweaker Francisco Franco and I have a lengthy chat about the iPhone 6! We start off talking about how we came to spend time with the latest iPhone, and then dig into three main topics: th
Guest JR Raphael and I discuss all the week's news. We break down M's official name, as well as discussing the potential implications for future Android version numbers and logos, and of course discuss this week's updated M Preview release itse
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