Connected is a weekly panel discussion on Apple and the impact of technology on our lives. With each co-host having a unique background — and accent — Connected provides a perspective that no other show can. Hosted by Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley, and Stephen Hackett.
It's been a busy start to August: Myke has LEGO on the way, Phil Schiller has a new job, the 27-inch iMac has been refreshed, and there are details out about third-party mail and browser apps being able to be set as default.
This week, Tim Cook is answering to Congress about Apple's App Store policies, and the guys break down his opening statement before getting into what the rest of the year could look like in terms of new Apple hardware.
Federico is back from the beach with thoughts about iOS 14's App Library, Stephen has way too many albums in Photos and Myke is going to order some LEGO. All of this is overshadowed by some important news about the show.
This week, the guys talk with Jenny Chen, an Apple engineer who works on Apple Pencil software, and Stephen Tonna from Apple's product marketing team about what's new in iPad OS 14, including Scribble and the release’s updated design language.
WWDC is next week, so it's time for the boys' annual picks. Will Stephen keep his title? Has Federico put too much hope in iPadOS improvements? Has Myke learned what it takes to be a winner? This and more, including the introduction of Connected Pro.
The guys would be sad that have been replaced by AI, but the results are too funny to be upset. Then, Federico has thoughts about ARM Macs, Myke makes a bet with Stephen and rumors of a new iMac are discussed.
Follow-up. Microsoft has reinvented OpenDoc. A conversation about watchOS 7. Follow-up. Microsoft has reinvented OpenDoc. A conversation about watchOS 7. Are you getting it? These are not three separate episodes ... this is one episode.
Stephen's iPhone screen is turning green. Myke turns down the opportunity to host a Round Robin of weird WWDC predictions, then Federico tries to answer a Zoom call. Then, a discussion of the rumored AirPods Studio and file formats within DEVONthink.
This week, Stephen identifies some adaptors, while Federico is in search of answers and Myke butts in about something else. Then, a discussion of WWDC 2020, and what they guys would like to see in terms of home screen widgets on the iPhone and iPad.
Myke and Federico share their impressions of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro and Stephen reveals the number of items in his collection and the group announces The Hackett Number — the computers-per-capita figure for Stephen's household.
This week, Myke talks about a sale on Cinema Displays, then the guys move on discuss Federico's recent iPad article on modularity, the possibilities of widgets in iOS 14 and Stephen's Mac Madness winner and picks.
This week, Myke talks about a sell on Cinema Displays, then the guys move on discuss Federico's recent iPad article on modularity, the possibilities of widgets in iOS 14 and Stephen's Mac Madness winner and picks.
Mac Madness is down to the final two machines. Then, Federico takes everyone on a tour of high-resolution audio apps for the iPhone and iPad ... which are all *wild.* Lastly, we check the temperature of the room on Apple's Dark Sky acquisition.
The early reviews of the 2020 iPad Pro and new MacBook Air are in, and Myke treats the group with an unboxing experience. Federico asks the world for help, while Stephen is bringing joy — and pain — to the Mac community. Also, our impressions of iOS 13.4.
Apple has announced new iPad Pros with a new keyboard and trackpad case, as well as the addition of cursor support in iOS 13.4. Myke takes it for a spin as Federico waits for his download. Then, Apple's updated Macs and Stephen's new project, Mac Madness.
Federico gives a status report about life in Italy, then Stephen tries to cheer people up by talking about the HomePod. After that fails, Myke tells a story and the gang wade through a sea of iOS 14 rumors.
Myke and Federico discuss the difficulties of connecting HomeKit to the internet, consider better solutions for iPad multitasking, feel disappointment for the Files app, and see what their boy Buffet is up to.
This week, most of the show document got shredded as a bunch of breaking news took place during recording. iOS 13.4 is bringing a bunch of changes, Mac Catalyst could become more useful and universal apps are coming to the Mac.
This week, Phillr gets an update, iCloud encryption is in the news and Federico shows off his home screens. Also: rumors of a new Smart Keyboard, the possibility of Apple making its own podcasts and a bunch of creepy — yet soothing — whispering.
After working out what the award should be for the two Chairman spots, the boys ponder the future of the iPad Pro's accessories and the holes on the back of the rack-mounted Mac Pro. Then, Myke provides a tour of CES.
The boys kick off 2020 with a lot of follow-up including clarifying what being a Chairman means, a challenge for the Upgradies and a debate about the iPad Air, then conversations about LaunchCuts and Twitter's iPad app.
Federico, Myke and Stephen review their predictions for 2019 and a new Chairman is named before everyone makes their choices for 2020, including the Risky Picks. Also, one of them gets a very special delivery during the show.
2019 was a wild year, complete with the death of AirPower, the announcement of iPadOS, the release of the iPhone 11 and the return of the Mac Pro. This week, Stephen, Federico and Myke revisit the headlines that made this year so hectic.
Federico and Stephen each used HomeKit Secure Video, and it didn't go well. Myke is excited about a new folding phone, and the whole crew orders iPhone 11 Pro battery cases before solving many mysteries presented by photos of the Mac Pro factory.
There's a new MacBook Pro in town, bringing with it an updated design and a new keyboard, and Apple's rumored AR glasses make everyone feel old. Myke is crowned the Popsocket Enthusiast, Stephen gets an email and Federico explains Toolbox Pro.
Federico is joined by a better Hackett to talk about Apple's range of earbuds, then Stephen butts in to discuss Adobe's big week and what Apple should do in the wake of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina's buggy releases. Then, spoiler-filled Apple TV+ reviews.
Stephen got into an eBay bidding war with someone he knows and Federico helps his friends with Catalina, before coming clean about his new iPhone case. The group also considers Apple's expanding line of audio products and Myke reviews the iMac Pro.
The Big Tall Italian Boy is gone, but Stephen and Myke are together in person to review the iPhone XS on its way out the door, discuss reviews of the iPhones and the Apple Watch Series 5. Then, they explore Apple Arcade and share what they are playing.
Federico's back just in time for Apple to release the first beta of iOS 13.1 He, Stephen and Myke get into what this could mean for Apple's upcoming busy season before discussing the changes Apple has made to its Siri grading program.
Live in San Francisco, Stephen and Myke are joined by Jason Snell and nearly 20 other Relay FM hosts to celebrate the network's 5th anniversary by playing a game of Family Feud, with answers provided by over 3,000 podcast listeners.
Federico is just a pile of recurring automations now, so Myke and Stephen discuss the rollout of Apple Card and the macOS bounty program, before a dive into FileMaker's history and recent rebranding and a discussion of moving on from the Apple Watch.
Stephen is back from repairing Macs and ruined the intro. Federico explains what's going on with iOS 13 Beta 5, and Myke is excited about the second coming of the Galaxy Fold. Then, the guys discuss Apple's Q3 results.
Federico has concerns about dummy units of the next iPhone. Stephen is troubled by the icon used for Software Update in macOS. Both of them receive a visit from a mystic being named Myke. Oh, and it's World Emoji Day!
Federico reminds everyone that it's okay to not have strong feelings about Jony Ive leaving Apple, while Stephen feels tempted by iOS 13. Meanwhile, Eddy Cue talks to GQ and Project Catalyst continues to make news.
Myke resumes his role as the tvOS guy and Federico's Memoji have all been killed. Apple's Public Betas have arrived, as have new rumors of a future small iPhone. Stephen preaches the good news of Carbon.
Federico and Stephen are joined by David Sparks to talk about the state of Apple's current betas, the updated Files and Shortcuts apps and the ever-growing system of rules that form Connected's drafts.
Live from WWDC in San Jose, Federico, Myke and Stephen review their WWDC predications and prizes are awarded after an intervention. Then, iPadOS, Shortcuts and the Mac Pro are discussed before Federico's surprise is unveiled for the world to see.
Warren Buffett and Tim Cook star in a new iPhone game, Stephen and Myke tried the official Twitter app for a week and Federico is exporting his notes. Elsewhere, Mark Gurman has reported on iOS 13 and new versions of macOS and watchOS.
Federico has discovered something terrible about his childhood, Stephen had an accident and Myke wants a new TV. After all of that is taken care of, the trio talk about a new iPad case that uses the Magic Keyboard and using macOS as an iPad app.
After announcing tickets for their live WWDC show and judging their predictions for Apple's media event and breaking a score between Stephen and Myke, the guys share their impressions of the new AirPods, Apple News+ and more.
The boys discuss a bunch of Apple products that may be receiving refreshes after years of neglect, including the iPad mini and iPod touch, then are taught how to edit photos like pros by Tyler Stalman.
The MacBook Air and Mac mini are alive, and the iPad Pro has taken a big step forward, but progress seems to come with larger price tags. The guys dive into all the news, after Federico reviews New York City.
Stephen and Myke are joined by Marco Arment for a live show in New York City. The three talk about the iPhone XR, the iPhones we loved the most, and what Apple could do to make us the happiest after its event next week.
Stephen was wrong, and Myke demands an apology before explaining what makes up dust. The FileMaker world is considered, then Federico explains why he thinks the 🍕emoji is wrong. Lastly, Adobe and Palm are both in the news.
The guys debate the Mac's future being tied to the quality of Marzipan apps before sharing their impressions of the iPhone XS Max and the Apple Watch Series 4. Some advice on how to listen to the show correctly is also shared.