Monday, December 18, 2017

Fatherboard Episode 008: The Next Oil Industry

Summary

Dad and I talk Apple Pay Cash, iMac Pro, Lance’s new MacBook Pro keyboard, Net Neutrality, and a special giveaway!

Topics

  • Intro: Brian Setzer’s Christmas Show
  • Apple Pay Cash and Competitors
  • iMac Pro Recap
  • Apple Acquires Shazam
  • Lance’s MacBook Pro gets new keys
  • More thoughts on HomePod
  • FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules
  • Mozilla’s misguided ‘Mr. Robot’ plugin
  • Giveaway: Anker PowerCore 13000

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fatherboard Episode 007: Oh No, It’s A Mac

Summary

Dad and I discuss Apple’s multiple software bugs this past week, iOS 11.2 and Apple Pay Cash, HomePod delay, how Gaddgict became One-Tech Mind, and more! This episode (and all going forward) includes MP3 chapters thanks to Marco Arment’s Forecast tool. Thanks, Marco! To see them, listen to Fatherboard in Overcast.

Topics

  • Intro: House of Blues
  • Apple software bugs or “Bug Week”
    • I Am Root vulnerability
    • I Am Root patch caused another bug for some
    • December 2 notification bug
  • iOS 11.2 and Apple Pay Cash
  • E-Mail is a Necessary Evil
  • Mom’s MacBook Pro Update
  • HomePod delay & Future Siri
  • Trouble Paying iPhone Screen Replacement Fee
  • Gaddgict becomes One-Tech Mind
  • USC wins PAC-12 Championship (may include minor Stanford bashing).

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fatherboard Episode 006: UPS Guy Hunting

Summary

After brief woes on the Dodgers, we dig into our amazing experiences using iPhone X over the past week ahead of Lance’s forthcoming review.

Note: In this episode, we may have accidentally said the phone has been out for two weeks, when it really has been one.

Topics

  • iPhone X
    • Pick Up/Delivery Experiences
    • Design
    • Screen
    • Gestures
    • Face ID
    • Other
  • Other
    • A [?] bug
    • Apple’s AirPower mat may cost $199.
    • A $12,000 Beatles Jukebox

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fatherboard Episode 005: Since You Exited The Womb

Summary

My Dad and I talk iPhone X launch expectations, our final color choices, MacBook keyboard problems, the direction of the MacBook, and more.

Topics

  • Quick early detour:
    • My favorite ‘newer’ band: The Dear Hunter
    • Our Dodgers are in the World Series! (condolences to John Gruber and the Yankees)
  • iPhone X
    • Launch expectations
    • Apple iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approval process
    • Our final color choices
    • “What if the iPhone 8 Plus is better than the iPhone X?”
  • Mac
    • My Mom is getting her first Mac (she doesn’t know it yet)
    • What is Apple doing with the MacBook line?
      • Touchbar hasn’t found its calling
      • Growing butterfly key mechanism issues
  • Google Pixel 2XL Screen Issues
  • Essential Phone now priced at $499

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fatherboard Episode 004: Appearing Out Of Thin Air

Summary

Join us for discussion of iPhone 8 reviews and thoughts, more on iPhone X, and a recap of Lance’s Watch Series 3 review (spoiler alert: it’s the best Watch yet).

Topics

  • iPhone X Follow-Up
  • iPhone 8 review coverage
    • More on the A11 Bionic chip
    • Lack of lines at Apple Stores
    • Glass-back design
  • iPhone X
    • Launch production quantity reportedly hovering around 12M units.
    • Space Gray vs. White/Silver
  • Digressions about music.
  • Lance’s Apple Watch Series 3 Review
  • Waiting on more HomePod and iMac Pro info

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fatherboard Episode 003: It’s The Ferrari Of The iPhone

Summary

We’re back with an in-depth discussion about everything Apple announced at their September 2017 keynote. Oh yeah, and we now have an intro theme!

Topics

  • Apple Park and Steve Jobs Theater
  • Angela Ahrendts’s keynote debut and Apple Stores as Town Squares.
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple TV 4K HDR
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X
  • New accessories.
  • Surprises and offline discoveries.

For a more detailed expansion on these show notes, refer to Lance’s Key Notes for the event.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fatherboard Episode 2: If It’s ‘iPhone Pro’, I’ll Just Eat My Hat

Summary

My Dad and I are back with an all-iPhone episode in which we discuss the latest leaks, theories, and questions surrounding the iPhone 8. We narrow down our expectations for what we might see from Apple this Fall. We also talk about how Apple Watch Series 3 could be the iPhone 4 of its line.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Announcing Fatherboard: the official Gaddgict podcast.

Debuting today is the official Gaddgict podcast, Fatherboard! This show is hosted by yours truly and my Dad, Art Somoza.

My Dad and I have worked together for years in the IT industry, and currently in a Healthcare IT capacity. He taught me everything I know (up until the iPhone age). We talk all the time about the latest with Apple/technology in general, including what might come next. Together, we have over 30 years of industry experience. Therefore, it seemed only fitting we start a podcast, and with us both being fathers, the name of the show seemed fitting.

Pilot Episode: I Have A Lot To Say About Apple Music

In the pilot episode of Fatherboard, Lance and Art introduce themselves, followed by a discussion of Apple’s music strategy, including the Apple Music service, a graphic EQ need for iOS, and the upcoming HomePod.

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We sincerely hope you’ll give our show a listen.