The Talk Show
‘The “Press Real Hard” Era’, With Special Guest Marco Arment
Sunday, 18 February 2018
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion. Topics include Apple’s OS development strategy, HomePod and Siri, the sad state of Apple TV apps, where to get a good cheesesteak, how to boil water, and more.
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Ina Fried on Apple reportedly changing tack to focus more on quality in software.
Mark Gurman on Apple’s OS development strategy.
Steven Sinofksy on Apple’s software “problem”.
The biggest problem with Siri isn’t the list of capabilities but the reliability of what it can do:
Nick Heer on the new YouTube “app” for Apple TV.
Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder.
The typographically disastrous Medelco 12-cup kettle.
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle — Marco’s recommended electric kettle.
Alexa’s pro-Eagles stance on Super Bowl 52.
ActBlue’s The Great Slate — 8 first-time progressive candidates for Congress, each with “a clear path to victory in a poor, rural district that is being ignored by the national Democratic Party”.
Cleavers Philly — good fucking cheesesteaks.
“The Menu Bar”: Zac Cichy and Andrew Clark’s re-launched podcast on Apple.
Mark Bramhill’s “Welcome to Macintosh” — minute-for-minute the best Apple podcast in the world.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.