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33. Truly Magical

Macnificent is making it's triumphant return, with a slightly new format, focusing on a single topic, and elaborating on it as fully as possible. This week, I focus on the AirPods, and the magic that's packed in this little dental floss box. Apple's AirPods The Magic of W1 - Business Insider Photos and original story on


32. Probably a Controversial Opinion

On Episode 32, Chris and Ian recount their history with Apple, the products and experiences that shaped their love of the company, and some of Apple's more memorable moments. The Topics iPod Classic iPod Nano Macintosh 2 Spectre Game for Macintosh Original iPhone 1st Generation iPad Apple LISA Apple Bandai Pippin Macintosh TV iPod Shuffle, 3rd Gen 3rd Generation iPad Apple 1984 Superbowl Commercial Mac vs PC Will Ferrel iPhone Commercial The Original Switch...


31. Yak Teepees

On Episode 31, Chris and Ian recap Apple's March 21st event, and discuss CareKit, iPhone SE, and choosing the right iPad Pro. The Topics Watch Apple's March 21 Keynote Apple vs FBI Officially Ends Apple's Renewable Energy Efforts LIAM Disassembles an iPhone ResearchKit & CareKit tvOS 9.2 New Woven Nylon Apple Watch Bands iPhone SE Why iPhone SE Matters for Business iPad Pro 9.7" Support Us On Patreon Something of the Week: Ian: Amazon Echo Chris: CB...


30. Average American Hands

We give our predictions on Apple’s spring event, and share some wishful thinking on unlikely surprises. We also dive into voice commands, and why it can be so frustrating right now. All the Great Topics Apple's March 21 Event Ian's iPhone Loop Mock-up iPhone SE Rumors iPad Air 3/Pro 10" Rumors Rumored Apple Watch Bands Apple's Foray into TV Producing Vital Signs as an Apple Music Promotion Tool Apple Partners with Dubset Media Holdings Deadmau5 Joins Beats1 Amazon Echo Siri Apple...


29. Do You Want a Topic of Discussion? (Guest Chase Meusel)

Chase Meusel returns to the show to discuss getting work done on a tablet, and we dive into the Apple TV - and other set-top boxes - position in the living room. We also discuss Apple's place in gaming, and how they could position Apple TV as a more dominant player in the gaming space. Finally, we scratch the surface of rumors Apple might be working on a virtual reality application, and what that might mean in the future. The Topics Nextbit Robin - Cloud based Android...


28. If I Have a Stroke, Just Carry On Without Me

On Episode 28, Chris and Ian discuss Apple's latest earnings call, theories about the iPhone's potential loss of the headphone jack, and some of Apple's newest music apps. We also breakdown the latest in rumors about Apple Watch, iPad Air 3, and a possible 4-inch iPhone 5SE/6SE. The Topics Zcast Apple's Q1 2016 Earnings Apple to remove headphone jack on iPhone 7 Record Breaking Holiday App Store Purchases Side-loading Kodi on Apple TV Updates to Apple Watch expected in March iPhone...


27. 66% of the Three of Us

On Episode 27, we discuss some cool new changes coming to iOS 9.3 and break down some potential issues with the App Stores. Ian also dives into what you get in a $50 tablet. The Topics The GIANT iPad Pro Breaking up with Apple Music The $50 Amazon Fire Tablet Installing Google Play on Amazon Fire (Windows Only) Apple releases betas iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2, and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Authentic Weather App iMore's Web-Based App Store Something of the Week: Ian: Pigment for...


26. Gestation Period of an iPhone

We start thinking about new MacBooks and when they might arrive in 2016, rumors suggest iPhone 7 may ditch the headphone jack, and being tech support at holiday gatherings. The Links New 13 and 15-inch MacBook Airs at WWDC 2016 Sonos Apple Music Support iPhone 7 to lose 3.5mm headphone port Backblaze Computer Backup Sony bringing PS4 Remote Play to Mac and PC Something of the Week: Ian: CheapCharts for iOS Chris: Titan iPhone Cable and Titan Loop for iPhone Glenn: AA for iOS


25. Chris’ New Toys, Apple TV Apps, and the Giant iPad

On Episode 25, Chris gets new Apple toys, follow up on Apple TV, thoughts on computing with the iPad Pro, and we answer some listener questions! Topics and Links Apple Watches on CowBoom New Apple Watch Dock Bluelounge Kosta Seinfeld - Mulva Plex Trivia Night Movielect Federico Viticci's iPad Pro Review The Dalrymple Report with Jim Dalrymple and Merlin Mann Something of the Week: Ian: iMaschine 2 - $4.99 Chris: SwannOne Smart Home Control Kit Glenn: Tardisk Pear Follow us on...


24. We Are Alive!

This week, Chris and Glenn are back in the hot seats, as we discuss the Apple TV, Streaming TV, Star Wars, Nintendo, and everyone's favorite fall holiday - Halloween! The Topics upNext for the Apple TV Magic Keyboard 2 with iPad New Lightning powered Beats Pill Yahoo streams the NFL The Force Awakens trailer Did Luke go to the Dark Side? The Verge reports on “overwhelming 45 screen setup of new iPhone Verizon upping the price for unlimited data customers Clarification on Price...


23. Future Day, Virtual Reality, and Microsoft’s New Hardware (guest Chase Meusel)

On Episode 23 of Macnificent User Experience (UX) Researcher, Iowa State University Graduate student, and Ian's long time friend Chase Meusel sits in to discuss Back to the Future Day and the things we were promised in 2015, as well as new Magic accessories and that latest product line-up from Microsoft. The Links Iowa State Human Computer Interaction Program ISU Virtual Reality Applications Center Future Day - What came true in 2015 Rift Coaster for Oculus 4D Film Experience Merril...


22. Swimming with iPhone and The Skinny on Winning the Fitness Game

More FUD, Christmas comes early for one of us, taking a swim with your iPhone, and the skinny on winning the fitness game! All the Links YiSpecter iOS Malware Apple’s response to YiSpector | The Loop Apple has begun selling official Apple Watch lugs Chris is a rat bastard with a new Apple TV Amazon pulls the Apple TV because competition The "nearly waterproof" iPhone 6S and 6S plus Apple Watch and the Gamification of Health Misfit Shine Tim Cook emails employees on 4th anniversary...


21. Politics & Content Blockers, 6S Success, and Paying for Music

This week, we 3D touch on the new iPhones, and discuss the success of the new device, look at how we backup and restore from our old phones, discuss our stance on Apple Music as it takes it’s first dip into our wallets, and are content blockers just corrupt politicians? All The Links Content Blocker “Crystal” will whitelist some ads… for a price? Backing up your iPhone to your Mac Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Is Wi-Fi Assist Eating Your Data Donut? Facebook Hoax Simple Mac Exploit Bypasses OS...


20. iPad Pro, Apple TV Gaming, & Content Blockers

This week, Glenn is back with us and discussing his thoughts on all the Apple things announced for the fall, we weigh the pros and cons of Apple TV gaming, and how mobile content blockers are shaking up the web. The Topics iPad mini 4 is a tiny iPad Air 2 Facetime Android Gaming on Apple TV? Apple TV Games Must Sport Siri Remote Ouya watchOS 2 delayed, out now Apple screws up iOS 9 update big time for many users XcodeGhost iOS App Store “Hack” Woman receives her rose gold iPhone 6S...


19. Hey Siri, Can We Get A Loan?

In Episode 19, Chris Rauschnot is back with Ian and Mr. Hauk to discuss all the things Apple announced at the Sept. 9th "Hey Siri, Give Us A Hint" event. We break down all the little gems of Apple Watch, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, and the exciting new Apple TV. All The Links Watch the Full Apple Keynote watchOS 2 Apple adds Gold and Rose Gold to Apple Watch Hermès Apple Watch Bands New Apple Watch Sport Bands Welcome to the family, iPad Pro Apple...


18. Predictions for Apple’s iPhone Event and Apple TV vs. Steam Machine

This week, we discuss the last rounds of rumors before Apple's Sept. 9 event, from iPhone to iPad, Apple TV to Mac, and what Apple is bringing to the table for it's next round of devices. We also give our 2015/2016 Apple wish list, and discuss how Apple could transform both streaming video and gaming in one fell swoop. All the Links Alleged rumor round-up Force touch/3D Touch iPhone Photographer Austin Mann on iPhone 6S Camera App Store Gaming joins Twitter, brings hope to gaming on new...


17. A Pair of Chrises, Apple in Education, and Siri’s Useless Hints

On this week's episode, a pair of Chrises and Ian discuss Android Wear, various was of learning with Apple technology, Apple's September 9th event invitations, colorful iPhones, and what social media networks we use (and why). All the Links Android Wear comes to iOS Multiple Android Wear devices supported Apple ending One-to-One program Sept. 28 Apple expands "Apple Camp" Summer Program to Year-Round Tim Cook talks ConnectED on Good Morning America Apple sends out Sept. 9th...


16. Emailing like Hillary Clinton, Switching to Android, Apple Stock, and the 1975 Sears Catalog

In episode 16, we break down more rumors about upcoming the iPhone and iPad releases and discuss why we couldn't switch to Android. Glenn explains how he uses email aliases, Ian gives his thoughts on why Apple Stock being low might be a good thing, and Chris tells us about shopping in a pre-Amazon era. All the links: Amazon says sayonara to Flash ads iPad Pro production rumors and speculations iPhone 6S bend test Samsung's Galaxy Test Drive Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +/Note 5 Sales...


15. Google Learns the ABCs, (Force) Touch It, & Kids and Technology

Quick apologies for the quality of the audio. Due to some unexpected recording issues, Ian's mic sounds like crap... we promise to do better next week. In episode 15, we cover Twitter's updates to direct messaging, big changes at Google (including the death of Google+, Hangouts getting a dedicated web presence, and Google's new parent company), the latest in Apple rumors, and some thoughts on Apple's automotive project. We also discuss Force Touch and how it might work on iOS devices, dig...


14. Going Old-School With Technology, and How Rumors Impact Tech Reporting

We're back at it for Episode 14, and discussing many things. We get the details of Apple Watch sales at Best Buy and possible other retailers, and discuss how US mobile carriers are restructuring plans and contracts to get more out from your wallet. Chris tells us about going back to the 70s, and we discuss how some popular services, like "Beats One" and cord cutting are throwing back to a less technology filled era. We touch on more cord cutting tips and tricks to get the most of a...