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This week on the podcast, Joe is out sick so Joshua takes over. Our special guest, David Sparks, and Joshua talk about MacSparky Field Guides, highlighting a few updates to OmniFocus but primarily discussing Hazel. Then, the guys dig a little into the Workflow app to contrast automation for iOS and ‘macOS’ as we know them (note this episode was rec…
 
This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe and special guest, Sean Doran, discuss their wish lists for iOS 10 and macOS, expected to be announced at WWDC (just around the corner). Sean’s a smart user experience designer in Columbus, Ohio, who can appreciate the finer details of Apple software platform. We think through the future of Siri, icloud back…
 
Joe Darnell and our special guest, Lee Peterson, discuss new design changes afoot in iOS 9. Apple Music is rumored to receive a ‘simpler’ and more friendly interface in iOS 10 (X?). We debate how we feel about the design of Apple Music in iOS 9.3 and where we’d like it to go from here. Also, we talk about Instagram’s redesign; how will it influence…
 
Joshua is out of town, so Joe has our special guest, Tim Smith, to discuss RSS reading, standing/sitting desks, healthy habits, Joe’s new iPad Pro (9.7), and podcasts in alternate universes. RSS Stuff Feed Wrangler Feedly Unread Reeder Standing Desk Tim's Review: Human Solution Uplift Desk Uplift Stand Up Desk with 1'' Thick Bamboo Top Bonus materi…
 
This week on Techtonic, Joshua describes his first days with Amazon’s Echo, ‘The Woman in the Box’. She is far more responsive than Apple’s Siri, which disappoints us for reasons. On a good note, the Echo is showing promise and is useful for many scenarios at home. After Echo talk, Joe reviews his new iPhone SE. Why did he want to down-grade from h…
 
Our special guest this week, Daniel Jalkut, discusses MarsEdit, developing apps for Mac and iOS, and the difficult choices that independent app developers all face over the course of their careers. Many Apple users know that fortune and failure is made on the app stores. What’s even more uncertain is going it alone: being a developer with an app th…
 
Joe, Joshua and special guest, Micah Pogue, discuss the apps on their home screens, how they use their apps for productivity and entertainment, and their app layout organization philosophies. Show Notes: Our guest, Micah Pogue (@micah_pogue) Joe’s home screen Micah’s home screen Joshua’s home screen 1Password Google Maps Gmail App Mint - Money Mana…
 
This week, our returning guest, John Livingston, discusses more features and experiences with his and Joshua’s iPad Pros. Joshua shares troubleshooting issues for his Retina iMac 27”, and Joe reviews his new MacBook (early 2015), and whether it makes a good 15” Retina MacBook Pro replacement. Show Notes: Logitech Create keyboard for iPad Pro The la…
 
Joshua and our special returning guest, John Livingston, review the iPad Pro. How is it shaking up engineering for John? Has it replaced Joshua’s MacBook Air in everyday use? What apps do the guys use to manage files and markup documents? All this and more in our iOS/iPad for professionals review. *Trying out a different audio player on the website…
 
Weekend developer projects, Microsoft web development, and more. Joshua and Joe discuss with our special guest, Jonathan Sampson, behind the scenes of Microsoft Edge, how Jonathan helps developers on the weekends, and cultivating our kids’ experience with technology. Show Notes & Links Jonathan Sampson on Twitter (@jonathansampson) About Jonathan a…
 
Joshua, Joe and Rohit discuss CloudMagic and their email workflows. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by our special guest, Rohit Nadhani, the founder and C.E.O. of the CloudMagic email app developer company. We discuss our email workflows, the user interface of CloudMagic, and deconstruct several pain points we’ve experienced wit…
 
Joshua, Joe and Bryan discuss Apple Music, streaming services, and user experiences. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by returning special guest, Bryan M. Brush, to discuss music streaming services — from the early days of cassettes to Apple Music. We felt that Bryan, with well over 30,000 songs, has an interesting user experienc…
 
Joshua and Joe discuss the Focus app with Mac/iOS developer Jan Heiermann. Joshua and Joe discuss the Focus app with Mac/iOS developer Jan Heiermann: it’s a to-do list, pomodoro timer and activity tracker rolled into one. Designed to cultivate clarity and effectiveness, Joe believes there’s nothing else like it for the Apple platform. Jan talks abo…
 
Joshua and Joe discuss Apple Music and SignPilot with Josh Lambert. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by our new guest, Josh Lambert, to discuss a tragedy that’s befallen Joe’s music library, and Josh’s brilliant digital sign software for nursing homes. What? You read that right. Become a problem spotter, people. Show Notes & Link…
 
Joshua and Joe discuss new and innovative for 2016 with special guest Cody Coats. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by special guest Cody Coats of the Diagnostics & Usage podcast. They discuss TechTonic’s new music theme, D&U’s cover art redesign, Twitter’s 10,000 character limit, and the future of all things innovative they expec…
 
Joshua and Joe discuss goals and time management tricks with Tim Stringer. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by our special guest, Tim Stringer, to discuss goal, project, task and calendar management with the apps that we use as tools to maintain them. We talk about Tim’s upcoming workflow workshop with Shawn Blanc, what is a goal…
 
Home automation is significantly improving ever so slowly. With us is an avid home automator, Katie Floyd, to discuss her sweet setup. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by special guest, Katie Floyd, to discuss her home’s automation. Apple’s HomeKit has enabled developers to get devices and apps unified to perform smart tricks to …
 
Jelly and Joe review the iPad Pro and Pencil as a professional tool for designers and illustrators. The iPad Pro’s large display and ‘digital’ Pencil make it a professional tool for designers. With us today is special guest, Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly, a developer and illustrator that’s reviewed the iPad and Pencil with digital sketching in mind. He s…
 
User experience design is what exactly? The guys discuss the field with Sean Doran. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe discuss professional user experience design with our new special guest, Sean Doran. We talk about our backgrounds in design, Sketch for Mac, prototyping, web design animation tools, the philosophy behind user experience desig…
 
Joe and our guest Tim Smith discuss college, web development, podcasting, and radio. This week on the podcast, Joe is joined by special guest Tim Smith. They discuss Tim’s career in web development, and the guy’s life-long interests in the radio and podcasting mediums. Show Notes & Links About TTim @TTimSmith Will Duffy Ruby on Rails On-Air CMS Tim…
 
Joshua and Joe discuss restoring Mac OS X, follow-up for Apple TV remotes, Cyber Monday shopping, and more. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe record together in person for the first time! Joshua has follow-up concerning his Apple TV remote and user interface. Joe discovered that he can (and should sometimes) use Time Machine to restore his M…
 
Joe Darnell and John Saddington discuss technology in relation to our work ethic, John’s app projects, and creativity. This week on the podcast, Joshua is out of town, so Joe discusses entrepreneurship with app developer John Saddington. What’s our vision for short and long term career goals? How do we filter ideas that aren’t worth pursuing? And w…
 
The new Apple TV is in review, and in general we’re not crazy about it. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe discuss the new and old Apple TVs. Joshua plays Crossy Road for the first time, Joe laments the path Blu-rays have taken, Joshua takes issue with the new remote, Joe debates third party video game controllers, and both of them appreciate…
 
Joshua and Joe are joined by Micah Pogue and review ‘Steve Jobs’ by Danny Boyle. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by first-time guest Micah Pogue. They discuss Micah’s new job at C Spire Wireless, Joe’s review of the Apple Magic Keyboard, “Fetal Position Desks”, Joshua’s vacation in New York, and review Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’…
 
Joe and Joshua along discuss writing for the web, and so much more, with special guest Brett Terpstra! This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by special guest Brett Terpstra to discuss his work, workflows, tools, projects, and more. How is Brett like one of Batman’s villains? What is the nickname that makes Joe upset? All of this and m…
 
Joshua, Joe and TJ discuss YouTube’s Red Subscription, Apple’s new Mac accessories, and review the iPhone 6s and 6s plus. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by our returning guest TJ Draper. The guys discuss YouTube’s new Red Subscription service, Apple’s new magical Mac accessories, and review the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Show Notes…
 
Joe, Bryan and Joshua discuss Apple’s new “Magical” accessories, their problems upgrading iPhones, and tuning older iOS devices. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by special guest Bryan M. Brush to discuss Relay.fm’s new podcast app, the refresh of iMacs and “Magical” accessories, and the series of unfortunate events that Joe expe…
 
Joe and returning guest Tim Challies discuss ad blockers and porn blockers. What price are you willing to pay for something you believe is wrong? This week on the podcast, Joe is joined by special guest Tim Challies to discuss ad blocking and online pornography. Tim once wrote for his site about why he supports sites by living with online ads — not…
 
Joshua and Joe are joined by John Livingston to talk about nuclear electrical engineering. This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe are joined by John Livingston, a nuclear electrical engineer. We discuss his work, education, time at Apple HQ for an internship in 2005, our day jobs and side hustles, and quality versus quantity versus the pursuit of…
 
iPad Pros are the way of the future! And iOS 9 gets two thumbs up. TechTonic Listener Mail Form Eddie Smith (@Eddie_Smith) Joe Darnell (@_JoeDarnell) Joshua Peiffer (@JoshuaPeiffer) Apple’s iPad Pro (coming this November) Relay’s Cortex #13: Trail of Tears, Mike and Grey discuss the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro Tim Bajarin’s article at Techpinions abo…
 
Joshua, Joe and Rob review announcements from Apple’s September 9 event. Our guest: Rob McGinley Myers (@RobMcMyers) Joe Darnell (@_JoeDarnell) Joshua Peiffer (@JoshuaPeiffer) An example of Rob’s app videos: Review of Due 2 Joshua’s wife’s new side hustle Joe references CGP Grey, the YouTuber The podcast: Anxious Machine Watch the Apple Event Watch…
 
Joshua and Joe discuss Apple’s event highlights and dive into SEO with special guest Gary Morris. Gary Morris (@garymoris) on Twitter GraftedInDesign.com Joe Darnell (@_joedarnell) on Twitter Joshua Peiffer (@joshuapeiffer) on Twitter Watch the Apple keynote New colors and wrist bands available for the Apple Watch The new iPad Pro and altogether la…
 
The guys discuss the most highly-anticipated September 9 Apple product announcements. This week, Joshua and Joe are joined by Joe Caiati to talk about his new Apple Watch, fitness tracking, potential chip implants, leaked announcements for Apple’s September 9 event, what’s most attractive about an iPad Pro, and the pros and cons of the next generat…
 
Stephen Hackett comes back to discuss working from home, his space podcast, Apple Music’s downfall, and more. Joshua and Joe discuss multiple technology and space topics with writer and podcaster extraordinaire, Mr. Stephen Hackett. Stephen sheds light on his many work responsibilities: where he likes to podcast, the places he prefers to write, and…
 
Mark, Joshua Joe discuss why they love to think and talk about Apple’s products so much. This week on the podcast, Mark, Joshua and Joe discuss Apple Computer history: the business that invented the personal computer, what they have observed about Steve Jobs’ company over the years, and what they make of the company now with Tim Cook is at the helm…
 
Joshua, Joe and Josh (too many J's!) discuss the affairs of podcasters: producing and listening to shows in 2015. Zencastr aims to give podcasters the tools they can rely on to edit with high definition audio via Skype and Google Hangouts with incredible ease. Developer Josh Nielsen joins us to discuss Zencastr’s service. Is one more piece of the p…
 
Joshua, Joe and Caleb discuss indie video production. Caleb on Twitter Joe Darnell on Twitter Joshua Peiffer on Twitter DIYVideoGuy.com DIY Video Guy on YouTube Caleb Wojcik Films Fizzle: Honest Business Training ‘Cubicle Renegade’ podcast (2012–2013)(retired) VidCon Ryan Connolly of Film Riot Film Riot’s YouTube channel Caleb’s camera: EOS C100 Ma…
 
Joshua, and Joe discuss their experiences with El Capitan and iOS 9 betas. Joshua and Joe discuss their first few weeks using versions of iOS 9 and OS X public betas. Bugs are in abundance, some features don’t add up, others are pleasant surprises design updates are interesting… Everything we love about betas can be found in Apple’s latest and grea…
 
The affairs of indie web development, browsers, and more. TJ Draper of Caddis Interactive in Franklin, Tennessee discusses with the guys the small business web development industry, his tricks of the trade, and what he personally uses to get things done. On top of that, TJ is also a podcaster, and he shares his take on the medium and where he’d lik…
 
Joshua, Joe and Jonathan discuss the next Windows web browser, the new iPod Touch, and more. Jonathan Sampson and the guys discuss IE web browser support in enterprise, the release of new iPod Touches, and how to parent and educate children with the use of technology. Show Notes & Links Jonathan on Twitter Joe on Twitter Joshua on Twitter The new i…
 
Joshua, Joe and Bryan discuss Apple Music, Beats, and iTunes. Oh my! Bryan M. Brush on Twitter Bryan’s website All of the Above podcast Joe’s appearance on All of the Above Apple Music on Apple.com iOS 8.4 User Adoption Explodes Spotify, largely considered Apple Music’s top competitor Rdio, another alternative streaming music service Sandwich Video…
 
Joe and Jacob and joined by special guest Shawn Blanc to discuss his workflows and work on The Focus Course. Shawn Blanc joins the guys to discuss using technology with mindfulness, design philosophy, focus techniques, writing productivity, and Shawn’s newly released Focus Course. Show Notes & Links Shawn Blanc on Twitter Shawn Blanc’s site The Wee…
 
Joshua, Joe and Heather discuss Evernote, ROCeteer, and other exceptionally geeky stuff! This week on the podcast, Joshua and Joe discuss entrepreneurship, online coaching, Evernote, the gamification of education, and more with special guest, Heather Wilde, from ROCeteer. Show Notes & Links Heather Wilde on Twitter ROCeteer - Business Coaching Heat…
 
Joshua, Joe, and Rob overview WWDC and review Apple Watch. This week on the podcast, Joshua, Joe and Rob take an overview of WWDC keynote announcements, and review their Apple Watches, with special concern for Apple’s Music app and the Watch’s exercise tracking. Show Notes & Links At the end of our show, we took screenshots of our watch faces. Here…
 
Mark Bramhill of ‘Welcome to Macintosh’ discusses tech storytelling. Welcome to Macintosh, hosted by Mark Bramhill, tells stories of Apple culture. It’s the latest, smartest, advanced podcast achieving impeccable quality. Mark joins Joe and Joshua to discuss his craft, the gear he uses to record and edit, and his initial thoughts about his deceptiv…
 
Writing, podcasting, and photo management with David Sparks Mac users are used to the “digital hub” way of doing photos. In the new era, Macs are adopting features and apps of iOS. The latest such app, Photos, has changed the interface and experience we share with family pictures, screenshots, and professional photography. David Sparks and the guys…
 
Thanks to social networking, Joe Darnell got to know his co-host and this week’s guest. They discuss community, and Apple’s entertainment platforms. This week on the podcast, Joe and Joshua are joined by Joe Caiati. They discuss social networks: killing time on them, making a real difference, making new friends, and blocking idiots. They also look …
 
The guys discuss new media, big data, fitness and health tracking, and the scary future of wearables and “embeddables.” This week on the podcast, Joe and Joshua are joined by Eddie Smith. Eddie’s unconventional-yet-effective new media approach to educating professional actuaries has loads of potential for all markets and teaching styles. On top of …
 
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