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Upgrade looks at how technology shapes our lives, from the devices in our hands and pockets to the streaming services that keep us entertained. Hosted by Jason Snell and Myke Hurley.

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377: Most Importantly, Compressor

The new MacBook Pros are here! Jason and Myke break down what's new with Apple's pro laptops, welcome the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and even devote a little time to new AirPods and colorful HomePods. Also, Myke's wallet is a little bit lighter. This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by: Things: Things – the award-winning to-do app, now with Markdown support! Try it free. Capital One: Machine learning at Capital One. What’s in your wallet? Setapp: More than 200 powerful apps for your Mac. Try it free for a week. Links and Show Notes: Get Upgrade+. More content, no ads. Upgrade Logo Merch – Limited time only! The Upgrade October 2021 Event Draft Scorecard Needs repair: A 5K iMac with spider retention issues – Six Colors Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter: More Safari Changes

1hr 22mins

18 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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376: The 2021 October Event Draft

Surprise! Jason and Myke predict what will happen at next week's Apple media event. What ports will be on the much-rumored MacBook Pro? Will it appear in familiar colors, or will Apple branch out and offer something new? Will we see updates to the Mac mini, new AirPods, or--dare we dream--an affordable external display? It's all to play for. This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by: TextExpander, from Smile: Communicate Smarter. Get 20% off. Instabug: Ship Quality Apps with Real-Time Contextual Insights Links and Show Notes: Get Upgrade+. More content, no ads. The Upgrade October 2021 Event Draft Scorecard

1hr 5mins

14 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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375: My Watch Is My Cake

Apple Watch Series 7 pre-orders lead to more Apple color confusion, Apple's App Store rules may need to skate to a puck that's headed for a courtroom, and Myke takes his iPad mini on a train. This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by: DoorDash: Get 25% off and zero delivery fees on your first order of $15 or more. Gabi: Get a better insurance. It’s totally free to check and there’s no obligation. Click this link to get started. Hunter Douglas: Take advantage of Hunter Douglas’ ‘Season of Style’ rebate savings event – until December 6, 2021. Links and Show Notes: Get Upgrade

1hr 9mins

11 Oct 2021

Rank #3