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A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.

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A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.

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1968 Ratings
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Rigorous Rumination

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A long-form detailed thrill ride that you don't want to miss. John Siracusa (no z), inventor of podcast follow-up, delivers 100 episodes of thorough, respectful, and delightfully critical review. Not a single episode is a dud.

Probably my favorite show.

By CWDaly - Jun 01 2013
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Perhaps this may be my favorite show. CWDaly Ps please come back.

iTunes Ratings

1968 Ratings
Average Ratings
1877
69
8
5
9

Rigorous Rumination

By MipWrangler - Apr 09 2017
Read more
A long-form detailed thrill ride that you don't want to miss. John Siracusa (no z), inventor of podcast follow-up, delivers 100 episodes of thorough, respectful, and delightfully critical review. Not a single episode is a dud.

Probably my favorite show.

By CWDaly - Jun 01 2013
Read more
Perhaps this may be my favorite show. CWDaly Ps please come back.

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Hypercritical

Updated about 21 hours ago

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A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.

Rank #1: 3: The Mouse is Not a Finger

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin do some follow-up on the topic of backups, then talk about possible motivations behind the Mac OS X Lion features Apple has revealed so far, the future of desktop computing, and what might have caused iPhoto '11 to be worse than the previous version.

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Sponsored by Sound Studio 4 and MailChimp.

Jan 28 2011

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: 78: Sins of the Father

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss—what else?—John's review of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. There's so much to cover that this will have to be a multi-epsiode topic. On this episode: purchase and installation, interface and document model changes, and bundled applications.

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Sponsored by DocuSign, Sourcebits, and Hover (coupon code DANSENTME for 10% off).

Jul 27 2012

2hr 26mins

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Rank #4: 4: iOS vs. The World

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit Mac OS X Lion and TV devices, then discuss what it would take for iOS to achieve iPod-like world domination.

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Sponsored by Screens and Campaign Monitor.

Feb 04 2011

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: 11: I Am the Steve Jobs of This Sandwich

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit Apple's iLife island and Google's operational secret weapons, then talk about the nature of criticism, online and offline, from movies to cars to (finally) computers.

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Sponsored by MailChimp.

Mar 25 2011

1hr 18mins

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Rank #6: 80: Memory Palace

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin continue to discuss John's review of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. On this episode: iCloud storage APIs and user interface, sandboxing, Gatekeeper, Retina/HiDPI, Scene Kit, Objective-C enhancements, and a bonus diversion into one of John's pet OS X topics: spatial interfaces.

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Sponsored by Flixel, Squarespace (use coupon DANSENTME8 for 10% off), and Hover (use coupon DANSENTME for 10% off).

Aug 10 2012

1hr 39mins

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Rank #7: 42: The Wrong Guy

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Nov 11 2011

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: 19: Don't Make Me Read

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk toasters again, then discuss John's first computer love, the classic Macintosh Finder. Time constraints cut the love affair short, but the passion burns beyond the bounds of the podcast.

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Sponsored by Harvest and Sound Studio 4.

May 27 2011

58mins

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Rank #10: 82: The Opposite of Comprehensive

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin finally complete their discussion of John's Mountain Lion review. Topics include power management, UI simplification, automatic termination, Facebook integration, and plagiarizing from yourself.

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Sponsored by Hover (use coupon DANSENTME for 10% off), Igloo Software, and Sourcebits.

Aug 24 2012

2hr 6mins

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Rank #11: 20: I've Got Nothing

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss John's upcoming trip to WWDC, Twitter's strange gaps in functionality (and the third-party developers determined to fill them), the sale of NetNewsWire to Black Pixel, and dealing with changes to your favorite applications.

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Sponsored by iStockphoto and MailChimp.

Jun 04 2011

46mins

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Rank #12: 43: The Scorpion and the Frog

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin continue their discussion of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs, starting with listeners' reactions to the last episode, then (finally) talking about content from the book and the man himself. Less fire and more introspection than last week.

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Sponsored by Shopify and Squarespace.

Nov 18 2011

1hr 42mins

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Rank #13: 8: A Cautionary Tale

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin vow never to talk about physics again, then discuss the new iPad and, finally, how Apple's expansion into so many new businesses has created a series of conflicts of interest that could, at best, doom it to Microsoft-like stagnation in the long run.

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Sponsored by MailChimp and CodeConf 2011.

Mar 04 2011

1hr 16mins

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Rank #14: 18: Worse and More Diverse

May 20 2011

1hr 13mins

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Rank #16: 58: No More Numbers For You / The Four Tuners

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin do some brief follow up on file systems, then dive into this week's Apple press event: the new Apple TV, the new iPad, specs vs. product names vs. Apple PR vs. sanity, and how we all still miss Steve Jobs. Plus, John reviews his new TiVo Premiere Elite and, of all things, his new smoke detector.

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Sponsored by Harvest -- use code 5BY5 for 50% off your first month, and by Rackspace.

Mar 09 2012

1hr 48mins

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Rank #17: 9: No iLife is an Island

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin further opine on the iPad 2 and the Apple Strategy Tax, then discuss Apple's anachronistic views on digital media management as embodied in the iLife suite and the iPod product line.

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Sponsored by FreshBooks and Rackspace.

Mar 11 2011

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: 23: No Sentence Left Behind

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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit Apple's data center software, Pixar's weaknesses, lame Mac malware, obnoxious Twitter integration, and (one last time!) toasters, then talk about how and why John writes.

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Sponsored by Sponsor 5by5, OmniGroup: OmniFocus, and Simplecasts.

Jun 24 2011

1hr 42mins

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