That’s right: full team coverage: all our resources were devoted to covering Apple and their WWDC this week. They released new hardware: Macs, iPads, and a HomePod. They also made updates to watchOS, macOS and iOS, with improvements to Siri, AR and machine learning. We had a ton of notes below digging into each of the different parts below.
Snap become a publicly traded camera company this week. It’s the largest IPO since Facebook and is based purely on expectations of future growth and advertisements. Matthew and I don’t totally get why they insist on calling themselves a camera company, but I guess that’s because we’re not cool.
A ton of other cool things happened this week as well. See below for the whole list.
This week we dive deep into Apple’s WWDC where they release updates for their four operating systems. At the same time, E3 took place and we review a bunch of the new games announced. Oh yeah, and Microsoft bought LinkedIn.
It sounds like Jurassic World is pretty good and will hold the open weekend box office record until December. We also talked about the the impact of the World’s Fair on your life, Apple’s numerous announcements: El Capitan, Siri, Swift 2, watchOS 2, Music, News, and more. Oculus announced their consumer hardware which will work with Windows 10 and Xbox One. Finally Dick Costolo is out of Twitter and Jack Dorsey will be taking over.
We talk about “Hey Siri!” which is helping to usher in the future for HomeKit. We then talk about semantic satiation for naming brands. Create a shortcut of @@ to be your email. Apple deals with a PR nightmare from Bendgate and iOS 8.0.1. Apple contemplates getting rid of the Beats brand for streaming music. Cirque Du Soleil uses quadcopters to create an awesome flying lamp performance. Robinhood raised $13 million but has yet to launch. Samsung moves 500 engineers from their mobile phone division to other IoT devisions. Shellshock rocks the security world.
It turns out that this is a pretty contentious battle, but there can only be one victor. Also, thank you to everyone for your support these last 100 episodes and thank you to David Parry and Avneet Chadha for joining us too. As a further thank you, if you re-share this post you could win some free swag from our brand new store: furlobros.com/store. Just re-share this on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and we’ll contact you if you win.
100 episodes! What a crazy ride! Thank you to everyone for your support and thank you to David Parry and Avneet Chadha for joining us too. As a further thank you, if you re-share this post you could win some free swag from our brand new store: furlobros.com/store. Just re-share this on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and we’ll contact you if you win.
For this special 100th episode we talk about Ballmer’s future retirement and the future of Microsoft, the differences between Android voice search and Apple’s Siri, the Playstation 4 release amidst competition from Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U, Tesla’s impressive Model S crash test, and Yahoo’s unique visitor count.
Thanks again everyone for a great 100 episodes! We’re excited for the next 100!
Episode 22! Pinterest’s relationship with copyright law is complicated, why Apple will bring Siri to Mountain Lion, Microsoft hates Google Apps, RIM has no motion, America has a spectrum problem, a man gets served on Facebook, there might be an Office for iPad, HP has a tough Q1, there might be a market for core gaming micro-transactions, Google Music struggles, and Matthew bought Minecraft.
This week we dive into Apple + iBooks, Samsung copies Apple… again, RIM CEOs step down-ish, Payal’s loss = Yahoo’s CEO gain, Roku gets smaller, Google’s Nexus aimed for Kindle, Windows 8 baggage, Piazza’s homework, Siri’s mega data usage, and Apple’s Ionic wind pump cooling system.