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Upgrade

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Rank #38 in Technology category

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

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

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391 Ratings
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Top marks for a great show

By wabbajackson - Aug 28 2019
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New episodes always move to the top of my listening queue

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By Ooolin89891234 - Dec 27 2018
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Jason is great, love this pod!

iTunes Ratings

391 Ratings
Average Ratings
312
38
15
7
19

Top marks for a great show

By wabbajackson - Aug 28 2019
Read more
New episodes always move to the top of my listening queue

Close 2nd Favorite Podcast

By Ooolin89891234 - Dec 27 2018
Read more
Jason is great, love this pod!
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Upgrade

Latest release on Oct 26, 2020

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Rank #1: 323: The Edges are More Interesting

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New Apple hardware season is in full swing! We review the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and fourth-generation iPad Air. Myke and Jason find themselves drawn to different models for aesthetic reasons. And in Upstream, we discuss why James Bond is probably not coming soon to a streaming service near you.

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The Incomparable | Roast Me, Amigo! (Episode 537)
Simon's iPhone Box
New media experience and top entertainment streaming apps coming to PS5 – PlayStation.Blog
‘Bride’: Scarlett Johansson, Sebastián Lelio Movie Set At Apple TV, A24 – Deadline
M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Unveils Second Season – Deadline
Apple, Netflix Held Talks With MGM to Take James Bond Film to Streaming - Bloomberg
Quibi is shutting down - The Verge
2020 iPad Air review: Almost Pro – Six Colors
iPhone 12 Pro Camera Review: Glacier — Austin Mann
MarsEdit 4 - Powerful web publishing from your Mac.
CrashGuard NX - RhinoShield
Myke's 'Remove Metadata' Shortcut

Oct 26 2020

1hr 45mins

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Rank #2: 322: Aux In, Cows Out

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This week we're picking up the pieces on last week's October Apple event. What have we learned about the HomePod and iPhone 12? There's a lot to unpack here. And in other news, Apple has decided that 2020 is the right time to become MTV.

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  • Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code UPGRADE to get 30% off. Offer expires on January 31, 2021, and can be used only once.

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PopSockets is working on MagSafe-compatible iPhone accessories | TechCrunch
Jason Snell on Twitter: "The four major carriers have now equalized prices."
GMA shows first hands-on with iPhone 12, talks about charger removal with Apple VP - 9to5Mac
Apple TV+ news: New Bruce Springsteen doc coming this month, ‘The Morning Show’ season 2 update - 9to5Mac
Apple Launches 'Apple Music TV,' a 24-Hour Music Video Livestream - Variety
Apple TV+ announces second season of 'Dickinson' to debut January 8, third season in development - 9to5Mac
Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends land at Apple TV+ for new original shows - Apple TV+ Press
HomePod, HomePod mini pairing, new Home Theater support coming
You can now set your HomePod as a permanent speaker output for the Apple TV - 9to5Mac
HomePod Mini Cable is Non-Detachable, Ends With USB-C Connector for Use With Included 20W Power Adapter - MacRumors
XR no longer has an adaptor – @fredflint
Apple Customers in France Still Get EarPods in the Box With Every New iPhone - MacRumors
iPhone 12 Pro features upgraded 6GB of RAM, iPhone 12 and 12 mini stay at 4GB - 9to5Mac
Apple's New MagSafe Charger and Cases Begin Arriving to Customers - MacRumors
iPhone 12 Pro Models Around 20-25% Faster Than iPhone 11 Pro Models in Early Benchmark Results - MacRumors
Daring Fireball: Thoughts and Observations on Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ iPhone 12 Event
Size matters: Choosing between the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro | Macworld
5G: ‘It’s not good yet.’ – Six Colors

Oct 19 2020

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: 321: It's the Hope That Kills You

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Jason and Myke break down Apple's iPhone 12 and HomePod mini launch event. Having four new iPhones with different pricing structures and camera options is a bit overwhelming, but they do their best to process it all and provide initial reactions.

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The Upgrade October 2020 Event Draft Scorecard
Apple Now Selling 20W USB-C Power Adapter for $19 - MacRumors
iPhone 12 actually costs $829, advertised $799 price includes 'carrier special offers' - 9to5Mac

Oct 13 2020

1hr 36mins

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Rank #4: 320: Apple Silicon and the 2020 October Event Draft

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Bonus episode! Jason and Myke interview Apple's Tim Millet and Tom Boger about the new iPad Air and Apple silicon. Afterward, it's time to fearlessly predict what will happen at Tuesday's Apple media event in the only way Upgrade knows how--via a competitive draft.

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Guest Starring:

Tom Boger and Tim Millet

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Full iPhone 12 lineup leaks: Camera upgrades, pricing, release dates, colors, and more - 9to5Mac
Apple rumored to announce HomePod mini next week, available in November for $99 - 9to5Mac
Prosser: AirPods Studio to Start at $350 But Won't Feature at Next Week's Apple Event, AirTags Delayed Until March 2021 - MacRumors
Apple 5G iPhones to Be Announced Oct. 13 - Bloomberg
Apple’s AirTag item trackers reportedly delayed until March of 2021 - 9to5Mac
Apple to Allegedly Rekindle 'MagSafe' Brand for Magnetic iPhone Case and Wireless Charging Accessories - MacRumors
Connected #315: The Rickies (October 2020) - Relay FM
October 2020 Keynote Draft Scorecard

Oct 10 2020

1hr 26mins

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Rank #5: 319: I'm Gonna Drive My Ferrari Into the Sunset

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It's all about what's next at Apple this week, as we discuss the ramifications of some early A14 speed tests and ponder the challenges of succession planning at Apple. And what's next for us is an interview with two Apple executives, so it's time to get in your #askupgrade questions.

This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by:

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Microsoft Begins Beta Testing Trackpad Support in Word and Excel Apps for iPad - MacRumors
Design for the iPadOS pointer - WWDC 2020 - Videos - Apple Developer
Build for the iPadOS pointer - WWDC 2020 - Videos - Apple Developer
[Update: PlayStation too] Report: Apple working with Microsoft to bring Apple TV app to Xbox consoles - 9to5Mac
First A14 Benchmarks from iPad Air 4 Appear Online - MacRumors
Fun With Charts: Entirely speculative charts about Apple Silicon – Six Colors
Steve Troughton-Smith's Twitter Thread
Apple's Successors for CEO Tim Cook, Other Top Executives - Bloomberg
The Death of Stalin - Wikipedia
Greg Joswiak Added to Apple's Exec Site as Phil Schiller Transitions to 'Apple Fellow' - MacRumors
Hollywood Reporter
Variety
Natalie Jarvey (@natjarv) / Twitter
Lucas Shaw (@Lucas_Shaw) / Twitter
Todd Spangler (@xpangler) / Twitter
PMC to Operate Billboard, Hollywood Reporter and Vibe With MRC - Variety
STAR WARS: Squadrons

Oct 05 2020

1hr 25mins

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Rank #6: 318: Four Weeks Out or Tomorrow

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This week widget mania sweeps the nation, Jason goes to an Apple Store to buy a Solo Loop, and Tim Cook ponders Apple's work-from-home culture.

This episode of Upgrade is sponsored by:

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Relay FM for St. Jude 2020
GitHub - jasonsnell/PurpleAir-AQI-Scriptable-Widget

Sep 28 2020

1hr 18mins

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