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Insight and analysis of Apple-centric topics of the week from the previous MacNN team, published weekly. Space Javelin's team has well over a century of Mac and Apple experience divided between them.

Insight and analysis of Apple-centric topics of the week from the previous MacNN team, published weekly. Space Javelin's team has well over a century of Mac and Apple experience divided between them.
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Insight and analysis of Apple-centric topics of the week from the previous MacNN team, published weekly. Space Javelin's team has well over a century of Mac and Apple experience divided between them.

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English


Episodes

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 95: Let It Die

9/21/2019
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GameStop shutters stores, Twitch confounds partners, Nintendo keeps winning, Bethesda keeps losing, and Kickstarter pisses creators off. Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/95/

Duration:00:49:24

Special Report: Apple event September 2019

9/11/2019
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The September Apple event introducing the new iPhone 11 family, a single new iPad model, the Series 5 Apple Watch, and announced dates and costs for Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade confirmed some rumors and a couple of our predictions, cadets, even as it denied certain prominent speculators a decent track record. Charles and Mike take a look at all the new shiny and dig up some under-reported or quietly-released additional info, and much more. Two episodes in three days means our Cap'ns are...

Duration:00:30:52

SJ150: Apple events, Google and Facebook get caught, Samsung sputters, 2020 rumors, & more on USB4

9/8/2019
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It’s New Goodies Eve, cadets, when we traditionally sit around the holographic fire, drink our Tang and tell tales of great speculation and foul shenanigans ahead of Tuesday’s missive from the Mothership! It should cover mainly iPhones and new Apple Watches in one form or another; there may be some rumors made true, and some rumors laid waste to, along with the distinct possibility of a few small surprises. It’s the most wonderful time of the space year! Co-Cap’ns Mike and Charles go over a...

Duration:00:53:58

SJ149: Siri privacy, tracking options, industry espionage, trade wars, intrigue, & terrible punditry

9/2/2019
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Surprise Labor Day episode, cadets, despite the absence of co-Cap'n Mike and our usual tendency to take off holiday weekends. There was just a lot of miscellaneous news that wouldn't keep, so Cap'n Charles brought in another MacNN alumni to stand in as the crew tackles high intrigue and low journalism, from tales of trade secrets heisting to overly-aggressive airline restrictions on the MacBook family, another win for privacy advocates, new repair programs and news of repair option...

Duration:01:02:19

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 94: The Portland Cone

8/30/2019
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Telltale returns from the dead, WoW Classic has queues for their queues, Disney remasters some classics, and Atomicrops… is a thing. Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/94/

Duration:00:43:56

SJ148: November events, Disney+ deets, Apple Card care, hardware hog heaven, & Samsung goes “green”

8/26/2019
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The last couple of episodes have run a bit short due to a dearth of quality news, cadets, but this week we're making up for that with one that runs just a couple minutes long. We've got interesting new details on Disney+, speculative prices for Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade (along with a confirmed November launch for all three), new Apple hardware in the pipeline for the rest of the year, the care and feeding of your Apple Card, and plenty of super-dumb lawsuits, bad judicial decisions, new...

Duration:01:02:45

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 93: The Best Ganking Time

8/23/2019
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Sega's HUMANKIND is coming for Civilization. Kerbal Space Program is getting a sequel. WoW Classic to get enormous login queues. Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/93/

Duration:00:37:50

SJ147: Assault on batteries, Pro- & con-fessionals, Huawei folds again, & "who's in *your* wallet?"

8/19/2019
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We're finally orbiting around a planet with less drama, cadets, but don't expect shore leave to last for terribly long. Cap'ns Mike and Charles have time to rant about the further abuse (by Apple *and* consumers) of the word "Pro" and various dumb patent and court actions this past week, not to mention the continuing freak-out and battery health and third-party batteries. That's not to say there wasn't notable news, though! For instance, the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro may not be allowed on...

Duration:00:50:10

SJ146: Pro and/or folding iPhones, Disney bundles, Apple bounties, Samsung Notes, and Ring’s a fink

8/12/2019
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It's been a bit of a slow news week this orbit, cadets, but there's still a lot of news and shenanigans to track down -- including rumors of an iPhone "Pro" and a future folding iPhone (and/or iPad), statistics and/or guesses about Apple Watch, iPad, and overall notebook sales; the great news that Apple is finally getting serious about a bug-bounty program (and Apple Music for Android), and the weird news that Filemaker is changing it's name back to Claris. And that's not all! Cap'ns Mike...

Duration:00:54:24

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 92: Wooloo Wololo

8/10/2019
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What we know of Pokémon Sword & Shield expands, the main storyline of Final Fantasy XIV condenses, and in The Outer Worlds anyone can die. Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/92/

Duration:00:31:01

SJ145: A farrago of fail, Apple's fiscal fitness, Fitbit falters, FCC fights fraud, & a fun finale!

8/5/2019
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Alliteration is a weakness, cadets, but the sheer bulk of stupid, obnoxious, silly, or irritating fails this week managed to obscure some of the bigger stories of the week, and calls for some literary larks. This time, just to be different, Cap'ns Mike and Charles dispose of one of the week's major talking points -- Apple's fiscal Q3 results -- in a mere 90 seconds, with some follow-up commentary on the surprising difficulties befalling Cook & Company's main rivals. We move away from finance...

Duration:01:00:05

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 91: Fire Emblem Hogwarts

8/3/2019
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Joe and Duane briefly on D&D dominance, Discord server folders, Warhammer video game licenses, and… cat vomit? Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/91/

Duration:00:24:05

SJ144: Apple makes a lotta moves, SprinTMob may happen, the Galaxy Fold returns, Rumor Report, more

7/28/2019
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Apple releases a basket full of updates (and even some for owners of older equipment), buys Intel's 5G modem business, turns on ECG for Apple Watch owners in Canada, prepares to launch the Apple Card in the US, and poaches a Tesla VP -- that's what we call an Apple (story) a day, cadets! Elsewhere, the DOJ gives the "new T-Mobile" a lifeline, the House passes an anti-robocall bill, LG catches HomeKit fever, and it's rumor season once again -- and that's not all! There's also the...

Duration:01:01:00

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 90: Space Stations, Tentacles & Bears

7/27/2019
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Fallout & Anthem woes persist. EVE Online shakes up PvP. Destiny 2 revamps armor. Plants vs. Zombies 3 is coming! Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/90/

Duration:00:32:52

SJ143: 5G a hot mess, Apple Card, MacBooks reviewed, assault on batteries, Linus’ Mac Faux, more

7/23/2019
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Sorry about the 40-hour delay, cadets, but we accidentally divided by zero or something in plotting our latest course and time folded in itself, so Mike's knot-untying skills were put the test in getting our edit back. This week your trusty co-Cap'ns anticipate the arrival of Apple Card (maybe soon in Canada?), plug AI's review of Sky: Children of the Light, congratulate Apple on yet more (commercial) Emmy awards, figure out how to live when your Mac or iOS device doesn't have a lot of...

Duration:01:04:35

SJ142: Apple giveth and taketh away, Google eavesdrops, Facebook gets fined, & even Stranger Things!

7/14/2019
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We’re back from shore leave, and the Canada/USA holiday weekend turned out to be a great time to take a little break, but of course the shenanigans started up right after that, cadets, so Capn’s Mike and Charles return with a roundup — including new MacBook Airs and Pros (but a retired MacBook), new iPads coming in the fall, a couple of proactive security moves by Apple, new adapters for Lightning, and of course the other big tech news of the week, such as Facebook shrugging off a $5B fine,...

Duration:00:53:38

SJ142: Apple giveth and taketh away, Google eavesdrops, Facebook gets fined, & even Stranger Things!

7/14/2019
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We’re back from shore leave, and the Canada/USA holiday weekend turned out to be a great time to take a little break, but of course the shenanigans started up right after that, cadets, so Capn’s Mike and Charles return with a roundup — including new MacBook Airs and Pros (but a retired MacBook), new iPads coming in the fall, a couple of proactive security moves by Apple, new adapters for Lightning, and of course the other big tech news of the week, such as Facebook shrugging off a $5B fine,...

Duration:00:53:38

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 89: Some People Juggle Geese

7/12/2019
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A short one this week as Duane, Joe, and Todd discuss the Switch Lite, game studio crunch, and a missing Pokémon card worth more than your car! Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/89/

Duration:00:35:59

Space Javelin HammerCast ep 89: Some People Juggle Geese

7/12/2019
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A short one this week as Duane, Joe, and Todd discuss the Switch Lite, game studio crunch, and a missing Pokémon card worth more than your car! Show notes: https://hammercast.fm/89/

Duration:00:35:59

SJ141: Jony Ive heads out, acqui-hires are in, Intel throws a fit, Facebook pouts, & we take off eh!

6/30/2019
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It's now liberty hall for the crew of the good ship Space Javelin, thanks to the double-header of Canada Day and the Fourth of July, so there won't be an episode next week ... but just like the war of 1812, Sir Jony Ive generously did his bit to liven up an otherwise low-key news week by generously surrendering (his job at Apple) so that US and Canadians alike could take a week off. Mike and Charles note some other big changes at Apple, including new recruits as well as old hands getting...

Duration:00:48:20