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A weekly news and discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development.

A weekly news and discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development.
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A weekly news and discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development.






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108: Succeeded

Our series finale.

Duration: 01:35:21

107: The Eldest Programmer

Dan and Marco discuss testing and logging, formal programming, Core Data versus other datastore techniques, and developers knowing basic terminal operation and server administration.

Duration: 01:23:38

106: Outlasted The Daily

Dan and Marco discuss the Mac Pro's relevance, the effects of RAM and FileVault on performance, the App Store Volume Purchase discount, how well Instapaper for Android is doing, why The Daily failed, deciding whether articles belong on blogs or in The Magazine, and how to collaborate with a designer when you don't agree with all of their choices.

Duration: 01:26:00

105: Service Plans for Cables

On this happy Cyber Monday, Dan and Marco discuss journalists mangling quotes, the decline of upgradeable hardware, how to tell if a price is negotiable, why many publications don't take full advantage of Newsstand, protecting assets inside app bundles, and deciding whether to burn an expedited review.

Duration: 01:06:19

104: Hammertime

Dan and Marco discuss the upcoming end of the show, Scott Forstall and MC Hammer, Passbook apps and promotion, how to decide when to start a new project, PayPal's subscription problems, and the economics of one-time app payments.

Duration: 01:17:10

103: Denial Haircut

Dan and Marco discuss music under podcast ads, TextMate 2 activity, the costs of pagination in Instapaper and The Magazine, scientific support of "low-acid" coffee benefits, every cure for male hair loss and baldness, and affiliate-marketing spam.

Duration: 01:13:28

102: My Quotes Are Curly And My Dashes Are Solid

Dan and Marco discuss settings in the Settings app, full-screen modes, text adjustment options in Instapaper and The Magazine, choosing fonts for apps, building a custom CMS versus customizing an existing one, white-labeling The Magazine, and over-roasted coffee.

Duration: 01:17:46

101: Looting Siracusa County

Dan and Marco discuss "Superstorm" Sandy aftermath, Scott Forstall's forced exit from Apple, the iPad Mini and iPad "4", the Microsoft Surface and Windows RT, Disney's plans for Lucasfilm, and hosting servers in natural-disaster-prone datacenters.

Duration: 01:00:39

100: The Hostage Star

Dan and Marco discuss the Microsoft Surface commercial and its likely launch challenges, writing apps that align with Apple's incentives, The Magazine's naming and design decisions, and recognizing and fixing a poor design choice.

Duration: 01:15:16

99: The Podcast

Dan and Marco discuss Marco's new app, The Magazine.

Duration: 01:30:52

98: It's Part of Me Now

Dan and Marco discuss non-U.S. universities on CVs, which old iOS devices to keep for testing, prototyping new ideas, why Marco's still not using storyboards, ARC, Core Data, or autolayout, and the boom of relevance and activity on since Netbot's release.

Duration: 01:22:05

97: Grapefruits Everywhere

Dan and Marco discuss Nests, Mac App Store review times, iOS 6 upgrades, non-Retina support, managing servers for app back-ends, and whether perpetual app maintenance is necessary.

Duration: 01:15:03

96: Sandwich With A Slot

Dan and Marco discuss initial impressions of the iPhone 5, rapid iOS 6 adoption and when it may be safe to require it, Feedburner's demise, B.S. in Computer Science degrees versus related degrees with lower math and theory requirements, and the economics of limited-edition apps.

Duration: 01:12:47

95: This Unicorn Doesn't Support NFC

Dan and Marco discuss iOS 6 for users and developers, adding iPhone 5 compatibility, the iPhone 5's name, unreasonable press reactions, Google's J2ObjC compiler, how embarrassingly easy it is to support VoiceOver (yet so many apps still mess it up), and why paid app-review priority upgrades would backfire.

Duration: 01:25:05

94: Everything Would Cut You

Dan and Marco discuss Amazon's new Kindles, the differing goals of Apple and Amazon, why the tablet market is so different from the PC market and who stands to win and lose, the Enlight 7237, and the longevity of open APIs.

Duration: 01:35:21

93: One Donkey Walking In A Circle

In this episode of the longest-running 5by5 show, Dan and Marco discuss TextMate (of course), business developer account migrations and DUNS numbers, the immense value of Apple's retail stores, creating a brand before its apps, healthcare and taxes, and Instapaper browser extensions.

Duration: 01:38:48

92: The Risk Of Broken Promises

Dan and Marco discuss abandoned software, Twitter's 100,000-token limit in practice, how Twitter and Dropbox would need to change to become $40 billion companies, revealing development plans in advance, Instapaper's operating-cost breakdown, and home network wiring.

Duration: 01:18:54

91: Quadrants

Dan and Marco discuss Twitter's controversial API-policy changes, why they want (and need) to enforce them, their incentives and motivations, why this is different from the App Store, decentralized solutions, and worms.

Duration: 01:25:58

90: This Person Isn't Really Here

Dan and Marco discuss Sublime Text 2, TextMate 2's open-sourcing,'s funding and why Kickstarter-like campaigns can get a huge boost of funding at the end, the difficulty of having good presences on multiple social services and the effects of cross-posting, and allocating time for unpopular apps.

Duration: 01:19:03

89: Giant Mushy Boat

Dan and Marco follow up on ergonomic keyboards and text editors, then discuss the appeal of the command line, AeroPress grind size, the Metro Style renaming, Hulu Plus, why Instapaper needs rate limiting and the challenge of finding an appropriate limit, and which apps give the best bang for the buck.

Duration: 01:24:33

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