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The Committed Podcast Talks Tips (and More)

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01On this week’s The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I talk tips. We do a round table offering some of our favorite tips for working with OS X, iOS, iTunes and more.

We also discuss Nike+ fuel (because I recently bought a Nike+ Fuelband SE), Dropbox, the cloud, and many other things.

Listen to The Committed podcast, Episode 30: “Tips Extravaganza.”

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The Committed Podcast Discusses Wearables, WWDC and iTunes

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01On this week’s The Committed podcast, Ian Schray and I discuss wearable technology; more specifically, fitness trackers. (Rob Griffiths was away for this week’s recording; he’ll be back next week.)

Ian and I each have one, and we discuss the merits of counting steps versus Nike+ fuel, and the problems of accuracy I’ve seen with a couple of fitness trackers. We also talk about the WWDC (Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference), and have a chat about iTunes and a possible Apple steaming service. And we look at Dropbox’s new Carousel, an iOS app for managing and sharing photos.

Listen to Episode 29 of The Committed podcast: “Wearables”.

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The Committed Podcast Talks About Macworlds

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01In this week’s episode of The Committed Podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I talk about Macworlds: not the magazine, but the expo, now known as Macworld/iWorld.

Ian talks about this year’s event, which he attended; I sit by and listen, since I’ve never been to the expo (though I did attend several of the Paris Apple Expos over the years). We also discuss the just-announced Amazon Fire TV, and Microsoft’s Office apps for iPad.

Check out Episode 28: “Macworlds”.

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The Committed Podcast Looks at the State of the Smartphone

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I discuss the state of the smartphone. From Handspring to the iPhone, by way of Blackberry and Android, we look at where the smart phone came from, and where it may go. We also discuss my first ever (yes, believe it or not) visit to an Apple retail store, and Apple’s latest product releases: the new iPhone 5c with 8 GB, available in just five countries, and the new iPad 4, which replaces the previous low-end model the iPad 2.

Check out Episode 27: “State of the Smartphone”.

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Streaming Music and More on This Week’s The Committed Podcast

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01On this week’s The Committed Podcast, in Schray, Rob Griffiths and I talk about streaming music: iTunes Radio, Spotify, Pandora and others. We also look at the latest iOS update, version 7.1. We notably look at a number of hard-to-find accessibility features in iOS 7.1.

Check out episode 26 of The Committed Podcast, “Islands in the Stream.”

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The Committed Podcast Looks at the Apple TV

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I discuss the state of the Apple TV. Once described by Steve Jobs as just a “hobby,” it has become a product category of its own, with 10 million units sold last year, generating $10 billion dollars in content sales and rental. We talk about the history of the Apple TV, and what we’d like to see in the future.

Listen to The Committed podcast, Episode 25: “The Once and Future Apple TV”, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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We Talk Android on The Committed Podcast

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I talk Android. We discuss my recent experiences with a Motorola Moto G smartphone that runs Android. We also talk about Apple’s SSL vulnerability and Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK.

Check out Episode 24: “A Connecticut Yankee.”

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The Committed Podcast Looks At the State of the iTunes

The Committed Podcast Icon 1400x1400 01This week, on The Committed podcast, we talk about Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, the rise of iTunes sales over the past 11 years, Apple’s inconsistent content policies in the iTunes Store, mono recordings, and Rob’s fascination with comedies with slasher film titles.

Hear Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths, and myself on The Committed: Episode 23: “State of the iTunes.”

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