The Impromptu - Insightful Tech Analysis

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 194: The Five Billion Dollar Slap


Apple silently removes Zoom’s hidden web server, Zoom back pedals on the flaw, Facebook gets slapped with a $5B FTC fine, and Apple cleans up the MacBook line-up.


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 2019-07-16  37m
 
 

episode 193: Zoomed In On Security


We begin with a jaw-dropping security vulnerability in the popular Zoom conferencing service, talk about macOS Catalina security enhancements, and some follow-up on iPhone 11 camera design.


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 2019-07-09  42m
 
 

episode 192: Cleaning Up The MacBook Pro Line-Up


Synopsis: We begin with a public service announcement about iOS 13 betas and how some apps appear to be nefariously accessing Bluetooth for no good reason, and conclude with rumours about the new 16" MacBook Pro and how Apple may be simplifying their...


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 2019-06-25  29m
 
 

episode 191: iOS 13 Beta 2 And PlayStation 5 Rumours


iOS 13 beta 2 and tvOS beta 2 are out, PlayStation 5 rumours, and what was announced on the latest Nintendo Direct update.


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 2019-06-18  54m
 
 

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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 2019-06-11  1h0m
 
 

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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 2019-06-04  1h7m
 
 

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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 2019-05-21  40m
 
 

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