I wanted to call this episode natural selection, but the biologist in me didn't like misusing the definition. Our last episode was about making choices, and now we are going to help to choose an iPhone. We can't just tell you what to buy, so you will have to collaborate with us to make a decision.
Do you have doubts? We recorded an episode dedicated to making decisions and avoiding buyers regrets. We talk about it in context with Apple products and purchasing decisions. Accidentally it's all audio related because we always have to mention the AirPods, and also chatted briefly about the HomePod. To finalize a podcast episode about sound, what could be more appropriate than dedicating a few words to two of the best podcast players available for iOS.
It's time for the Apple HomePod preview, and boy do we have speculation for you. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of the HomePod from our perspective and what evolution can we reasonably expect in the future. Because we really can't see it evolving into the past, it's a physics thing. Since we are talking of a speaker with a virtual assistant, we complain about Siri and try to tell Apple what to do, because, of course, we know better! We don't, but we do have some expectations and hopefully some reasonable opinions.
DJI launched a new drone, and we took advantage of the occasion to talk about the company. Diogo uses a drone regularly for fun and profit, and he shared is experience and personal opinion on what it's like using a quadcopter for video and photography. He also talks about the state of the industry, and we get a rundown of several DJI models. Get ready to fly.
Reflexions on our podcast, how it started and how we feel about it now. It´s the real story, not the simple version we usually give. From there we have a conversation that we would typically not publish on the podcast. We talk about our life, friendship, expectations, fears, disappointments and even our pets. It´s not the Toothy Saber Podcast. It's just us, two friends having a conversation with the mic turned on. It gets personal, emotional and we weren't sure if we would publish it, but here it is. If you ever wanted to know us better, this is the episode for you. Not just things about us, or our opinions but a real conversation between friends.
We don't know if we will ever record another episode like this, but if you like it, lets us know.
Diogo Carvalho (@Naturimago)
Luís Queirós (@theotherluis)
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If Apple represents the intersection between technology and liberal arts, then this episode is the intersection of technology, philosophy and recognizing personal bias. We started talking about all the extreme reactions related to Apple throttling older devices with degraded batteries, and end up reflecting on then, and even our own reactions. How do people acknowledge and value diverging opinions, and why expert views are dismissed when they contradict values or previously held beliefs. There's a little bit of battery technology but not too much, and red wine and cheese. It's not your typical TSP episode, and we want to know what you think. Get in touch with us by Twiter, Facebook or e-mail, we would love to have your feedback.
Diogo has updated his audio setup, but he may not get the chance to role play Batman for the kids. Apple degraded the performance of iPhones with batteries issues, and some customers are not happy. From memories to dreams and back again. The iMac Pro is available and its fast, very fast. We watched Star Wars (no spoilers), and it's terrific. Plus, its Christmas and we have some software and podcasts recommendations.
The inside story on the Toothy Saber AirPods review. How we did it, dealt with equipment restrictions and lessons learned. Diogo also has brand new AirPods and compares them to the Beats X. Chrismas is coming, and Diogo is going to be Batman to entertain the kids in the hospital, or so he says. I think he just wants an excuse to rappel a wall dressed as the dark knight. I can't judge him because I would love to go as Captain America even without the dramatic entry. Don't miss the premiere of Toothy Bites on the podcast.
Yes its true, the iPhone X has the best display on any mobile phone available today (manufactured by Samsung). The X delights, but for some people, the transition has some difficulties, especially if you coming from an android phone. We talk about the qualities of the display and discuss tradeoffs between sizes and form factors. It wouldn't be a TSP episode without a little photography, and Diogo explains why the dual cameras in the iPhone X may be better than the iPhone 8 in certain conditions.
Music: The Wonder by Dave Deeper
Diogo's iPhone 6S has some iOS 11 woes, but my SE is performing well. On the topic of iOS 11, the new notification and control center improved my user experience on the iPhone considerably, but I'm missing the 3D touch and haptic feedback. How I started using Opera to run away from IE but converted to Firefox in 2004 and got addicted to tabs and extensions. As you can imagine this lead us to a discussion on browsers and we found out that there are things we like in all of them. To wrap up the episode, we talk about a new G series Canon, and according to Diogo, the only flaw is the price. My apologies for the audio quality in some parts of the recording, we don't know what happened there.
Music: The Wonder by Dave Deeper