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      227: Typing on Pillows

      Follow-up: Serenity Caldwell on the new iPad Body size comparison Screen size comparison Typing to Siri Ryan Jones makes some observations New lock & power off behavior "Offload"ing unused apps Springboard treatment Steve Troughton-Smith makes some observations Spaces persistence Spatial Finder Document-based apps' launch UI FaceTime capture of Live Photos ADAs and default apps HEIF is good! is good 32-bit support "sunset" in macOS Non-fragile ivars High Sierra Format CD...



      226: Smooth Scrolling Is For Suckers

      Pre-show: Lots of Follow Up John's ancient, slow, Mac Pro APFS WWDC session and file name encoding Norm forms Compression vs. HFS+ iOS 11 Dots vs. Bars for signal strength Drop of third party service integration Perhaps the APIs were removed? Many touch options for iOS 11 home screens on non-Force Touch devices Log your friends into your WiFi Multiple file uploads → Mobile Safari Tidbits from The Talk Show #193: Crack Marketing Team tvOS iCloud storage: 1TB → 2TB Sonnet...



      225: A Conversation with Siri

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      224: Yearning for Reflection

      Follow up: Multiple versions of photos Quietly improving MacBook Pro keyboards Pre-WWDC hopes and dreams Upgrade #143: The WWDC Keynote Draft 2017 What If the iPad Smart Keyboard Had a Trackpad? Ending theme by Jonathan Mann

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      223: Throw the Fork Away

      Follow up: Those ✂️️🔑 What do Apple Geniuses do? Official procedure Sketchy keycap removal procedure Regrets from home repair More on box lunches! Denise Young Smith: VP, HR → VP, Inclusion & Diversity Denise Young Smith Lisa Jackson The Talk Show #188: Apple VP Lisa Jackson Thunderbolt to become royalty-free (Intel press release) Apple Siri-speaker-with-screen Google I/O Keynote Google Photos improvements Hypercritical #9: No iLife is an Island Kotlin Compared to...



      222: As Thin as Humans Will Tolerate

      Follow up: Revisiting the quiz from last episode MP3 is dead; long live MP3 Fraunhofer's announcement Cookies LAME encoder Audacity 💔 MP3 Spotify uses Ogg Vorbis Opus codec DivX codec DIVX disc format iPad Mini is dead? MacBooks and MacBook Pros are alive? Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Apple Park MIT Stata Center

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      221: Personal Body Chemistry

      Follow up: The politics in the last episode Rear Touch ID and prototypes Dirty laptop fabric Alcantara Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Oleophobic coating Are people being backed into liking touchscreen laptops? WikiTribune based on Wordpress and not maintained by Wikimedia ...already has a competitor called Wikinews Amazon Echo Show Previous rumor Marco was enamored with Hunt for Red October You Should Use DuckDuckGo 3Com Audrey Brief Quiz Dropping Dropbox Ending theme by Jonathan...



      220: Executive Box Lunch

      Follow up: Moscone food research by Daniel Jalkut More on the potential rear Touch ID Samsung Galaxy S8 Assistive Touch Turning off Haptics:
      Settings → Sounds & Haptics → System Haptics WikiTribune Basic humanity Jimmy Kimmel's story Casey's tweet recap Associated episode of Analog(ue) Amazon Echo Look Download #1: Wardrobe Philosophy Microsoft Surface Laptop Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Casey really loves his new copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart over...



      219: Million Dollar Lunch

      ATP WWDC Live at AltConf! Monday, 5 June at 5 PM PDT. Get tickets here, and hurry in case they sell out! Follow up: APFS compression? WWDC lunches are probably about $40 each (via David Carlton) Connected #139 where Casey discusses Plex Touch ID moving to the back? Revisiting the iPhone 7 Taptic home button Touch ID is capacitive Overcast improvements M4A chapter support Forecast Watch support 1 & 2 Apple Design Awards Uber is über-gross IOKit UIDevice Ending theme by...



      218: MagSafe Cups of Water

      Follow up: APFS iOS app updates hit the app store Marco's Overcast hacks Podlove Simple Chapters APFS free space Nvidia coming back to the Mac Kieran Healy's thoughts regarding Marco's comments about schedules Clips gets special treatment in the app store T-Shirts! will be available until April 26. We know what the site says. Trust us. Jet Black considerations Example Jet Black Inverted Jenny Apple USB-C MagSafe patent Xbox breakaway cable Beginning of the end for...