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The Impromptu is a weekly technology podcast, hosted by Michael Norton and Alex Knight. It’s a multi-faceted show discussing how technology, design, and economics converge on topics that matter most to us. We examine the creative process and how the decisions we make, shape our perceptions and lives.

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episode 190: WWDC 2019 Follow-Up: Is The Mac Pro Worth It?


In our post WWDC 2019 follow-up, we contemplate whether Apple missed the mark or did exactly what they should have with the new Mac Pro, and some interesting stuff out of E3; Microsoft has a powerful new console coming.


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episode 189: WWDC 2019 Highlights


In our WWDC 2019 highlights episode, we cover the broad strokes of what you need to know for the latest Apple announcements, from watchOS 6, to iPadOS and iOS 13, to macOS, and the new Mac Pro. More detail to come next week.


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episode 188: Huawei US Ban


Does the Huawei US ban make sense? If we can't trust Huawei, why do we trust other Chinese technology companies? What evidence is there that Huawei and its affiliates are a threat to national security, and how will American businesses be affected?


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episode 187: Who Remembers NeXTSTEP?


Synopsis: Devout Mac users are concerned about Marzipan apps not being proper native macOS apps, but who remembers the transition from NeXTSTEP to OS X? We've been through major transition periods before and came out okay. We explore a bit of macOS...


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 2019-05-07  38m
 
 

episode 186: Are We Ready for Foldable Smartphones?


Samsung has delayed their foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, iFixit pulls their teardown of the Galaxy Fold, and is 2019 the year for a macOS app development surge?


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 2019-04-30  42m
 
 

episode 185: You're Folding It Wrong


Synopsis: We talk about Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and how it's incredibly fragile, why Apple isn’t always first with new hardware, Facebook harvests 1.5 million user's email contacts, Apple hires someone important from Lionsgate films for Apple TV+,...


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 2019-04-22  59m
 
 

episode 184: Will Disney+ Succeed?


Synopsis: Disney is going toe to toe with streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon Prime later this year. For $6.99/month, you will access a large back catalogue of Disney properties, including The Simpsons, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. Plus,...


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 2019-04-15  37m
 
 

episode 183: Canada Wants to Regulate Facebook


The Canadian government says it wants to regulate Facebook and similar social media platforms, but how exactly are they going to do it?


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 2019-04-09  35m
 
 

episode 182: AirFail


It's dead, Jim. Apple has cancelled AirPower. We tell you what went wrong with it and also what AirPods 2 are like in this week's podcast.


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 2019-04-01  38m
 
 

episode 181: All in on Apple Services


Apple held an event on March 25th to introduce the future of Apple services. There is a lot to unpack and we do so succinctly to explain what you need to know and why it's important.


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