Andrew has taken the simple approach to his desk as the corner-extension arrives soon, oh and we have Mavis stickers! Julian has a new Surface Go device and found his iPhone to be helpful for staying in touch with work-things. Lastly, we discuss designing software with a colour-filter active, Andrew rages at Teams and the upcoming Apple & Surface events!
In the news of Atlassian folding HipChat customers in to Slack, we complain about how Slack isn’t responsive and how Microsoft Teams’ notifications aren’t native yet, again. Following Andrews recent investment in his office we discuss how we like our workspaces to be, what we need and like including lighting conditions, the arm-status of chairs, the troubles of charging and so much much more.
Andrew experiences High Sierra’s & Mojave’s Window Server bugs and Microsoft’s Andromeda device was featured on The Verge & Mac Rumours. Jules’ currently performing his summer review in which he has made some interesting changes to his devices! We also discuss how the Read Later problem is not solved yet.
We now know Siri Shortcuts is better than Workflow! Jordan has a new phone, Andrews is scratched to hell. After Andrews Theme of the Year wasn’t going so well, and had to be adjusted, he’s turned it around and made some changes, including a migration to OmniFocus and major changes in “The System”.
Microsoft buys GitHub and appoints Xamarin CEO. Moving swiftly past tvOS, we discuss the changes in iOS12, watchOS 5 and macOS that matter to us and Jules and Jordan discuss WSLtty and terminal emulators in Windows.
Andrew receives his ErgoDox EZ and can no longer compute. Julian takes the iPhone onboard as a device in his life, but has a few more itches to scratch alongside a realisation. Julian also got a Surface Book 2, we discuss how Windows power management, the USB-C life and new iPads with Face ID. Finally, a chat about our favourite podcasts and when we listen to them, with a public announcement and a special after show clip.
The HomePod causes marks yet Andrew still considers one. Did Jordan create workflow yet? Apple’s emoji decision is causing issues not just on Apple platforms, Jordan eats chips with a fork and unhappiness with a Field Notes addition. In a bold move, Julian tries an iPhone for the first time and gives iOS a big review, from a Windows Phone users point of view.
What colour is a Klingon’s blood? Andrew’s Turn Touch arrives, Jordan is using MindNode and Andrew is trying to be aware using Trello. Jordan finally takes the plunge on an Amazon Echo Dot, and the HomePod goes in to preorder!
Follow up with Surface Phone and Windows on ARM, ergonomic keyboards and the Surface Ergonomic keyboards leading on to productive desk setups and Andrew’s new 13” MacBook Pro. Nintendo’s Labo cardboard awesomeness and Microsofts failings with buggy applications.
Excusing the tricky recording for the first 7 minutes, we discuss last weeks Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, universal apps on iOS, what this means for Apple’s platforms and some further Andromeda renders. Rounding out the episode with a discussion on authority-Twitter-accounts trying to meme.
The Tesla Roadster 2 boasts impressive numbers. Jules gets a new Kindle. Apple has a terrible couple of weeks with vulnerabilities, bugs, and some awkward design choices in the past. Andrew heavily dislikes like the Aibo Robot Dog.
Julian continues to be in love with Minecraft. Meanwhile, Jordan and Andrew have lost their appetite. “Reviews” for all of the new Field Notes we’ve got, alongside some plans for 2018 notebooking setups. Finishing off with a listener question about Tips, Tools and “Hacks” for developers.
We’re back and kicking off the episode with follow up, batteries during travel and a discussion of US plugs and why Andrew doesn’t get along with them. Andrew gets an iPhone X and falls in love. Jules’ thoughts on the Surface Mobile. What is it? How will it fit in to the world? Closing with talks about the Apple tax, would you pay it? We would.
Welcome to the 10th Episode of the Mavis podcast! After the celebrations, we turn to hating on Facebook and discussing our issues with their stupid notifications. We also discuss the social ethics of birthday messages. Jordan picked up a new iPad Pro 10.5”, In which we then hate on iOS 11, or at least Jordan does. Initial thoughts for the first 2 episodes of Star Trek Discovery and finishing up with a surprise Field Notes review!