take an iPad Air 2 selfie.
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Episode 76: Study Hall
On the Friday before Thanksgiving break, we declare a study hall day. We clear out all our assignments so we can focus on turkey, family, pilgrims, buckles, the color brown, the east coast, planting corn with fish etc.
Tune in a couple of weeks for our holiday buying guide.
Episode 74: iPad Psychology
This is an unusual episode, as we sat down and recorded a couple of conversations we had this week using the BossJock Studio app on the iPhone. Not our normal fare, but entertaining. Enjoy.
In this show we...
Test a new mic
Share a fritter
Take a look at the iPhone 6 Plus
Tumble down with iPads
Take a deep dive into the merits of the iPad Air 2.
Episode 73: Apples for Education
In this show we...
share tales of iPhone hunting,
contemplate the iPad Air 2 thin,
Purchase a Mac Mini for under 500,
Yosemite up for November.
look at an iPhone 16 gig at Target,
see the future of podcasting.
Episode 71: Do You have the Big One?
In this show, we...
experience popcorn tension,
provide a pro tip to make your life better,
enjoy a communication error,
deal a hand of Hearthstone,
wrap an iPhone in a Book Book,
turn in our assignments to classroom.google.com.
Episode #70: The 8 Ball (a celebration of the new iOS (look, if I have to spell it out for you, we'll be here all night.))
Show #66 The Great WWDC Purge
In this episode we...
ditch the coast of Mavericks for the heights of Yosemite,
realize dropbox doesn’t look so shiny compared to iCloud Drive,
program with Swift iOS code,
so thoroughly cover WWDC we’re ready to declare ourselves your one stop tech news center.
Show #65: The Beating of the Dryer Drum
In this episode we...
deal with classroom concerns, mostly,
watch Triumph of the Nerds,
feel good about solving problems,
complain about YouTube,
solve the problem of scalability,
leaf through Theedtechreview Flipboard magazine.
Show #64 Swimming with the Big Boys
In this episode, we…
unveil the new MacBook Air,
compare Macs to the iPad,
ring the death knell for the iPad maxi,
find the patina in an iPhone case,
search for apps in Windows Metro,
vision a world with IOS8 in Mavericks,
ease into the WWDC pool.
Show #63: Podcasting to the Test
In today's episode, the gents dive into the world of state testing. This is their attempt to calm the fearful. They also curse Google and iTunes for running in the background and messing up the Smarter Balanced Consortium's secure browser. Mr. Hayes is reintroduced to the wonders of the four fingered swipe. They then plant their feet firmly in both worlds with Virtualbox running Windows 8 on Mac. Listen now and learn why one button good, no buttons better.
Show #62: The Genius Button
We find out that Ty can fix HP laptops at will. Microsoft announces Office subscription for iPad offering a chance to reopen the rent vs. purchase debate. Jeff finds the Pages newest update to be unsound.
They also talk over the upsides of a bring your own Google version of teaching.
All this and Android wear, plus the HTC new phone still seems to have bright light issues on a knock-down, drag-around, and spit in the gully new episode.
Show #61: Fore!
Today opens with the unveiling of Phillips's new MacBook Pro with a 13" Retina display. They attempt to redefine screen real estate and show how it's bigger than a much bigger Mac. They then shop for a Surface Pro 2-the Laptop pad everything machine. They update to the new IOS 7.1 and agree it's good but has no killer selling point. The talk then moves to headphone do's and don'ts. Finally Jeff explores cloud storage plans with Flickr and Google Drive as supplemental solutions.
EdTech Review #60: War Pigs
This cast begins with an upsetting announcement. Regular episodes will not be happening, but they expect to increase quality. This sounds like the equivalent of a restaurant trying to cut its losses by staying closed on Saturday. They tell of Tech crunch publishing an article showing an iPad with a Nexus background. They swerve headlong into iTunes accounts and examine the new Galaxy X5 bandaid. The big finish is with filters including Snapseed and Gridditor.
Yeah, a big quality bump.
It's good to have a consistent theme that has to do with education. Let's revel in it. This week's episode is about classroom presentation devices. The gents try to get televisions back in the classroom, and offer up some compelling arguments. Along the way they present a brief history of projectors and TVs and look at a 4k future. Along the way, the bulb-less Casio is thrown in the mix. Trust me it's more fun to listen to than to read about.
Episode #58: Mid-range Racket
In this show ripped from today's headlines, crumpled into a ball, and tossed at your kid so that she'll stop reading and go get you the remote, the guys from the High Desert welcome in February with talk of phones, when grime become patina, and dogs on couches. School tech purchasing is taken to task for spending too much on chrome books, and Lenovo is properly chastised for that little red rubber mouse thing in their keyboard.
Think of them not as two blowhards, but as a wise old aunt who isn't afraid to tell you when you're screwing up. You listen because you know she loves you and besides, maybe later she'll bring out that lemon cake she's got chilling in the icebox.
Episode #57: Full Palm Rejection
Finally the gents tackle the controversial topic of note taking apps. This knock-down, drag-out cast tells of the benefits of Notability and it's classier cousin on the Android system. On the way, they talk of iPad sleeves, iPad stands, Paper53, Procreate, Wacom tablets, and a freaky Adonit stylus. If you read this tag before the podcast, join in the fun by printing it out and drawing a line as each topic is discussed. If you do it correctly, you should see a surprise picture of a very grumpy koala bear. They are soooooo cuuuuute.
Show #56: You Gotta Frame That
On this Friday which they proclaim a rededication to podcast sound quality, the gentlemen go back to the ever deep topic of phone battery issues. Ty is hopeful that Apple is on-the-case, while Jeff waits around the corner with a big old bucket of cold water to dash his dreams. After Random Restarts, they shift to the benefits of a sleeve case and the possible implementation of LCD televisions as projector replacements in the classroom.
Show #55 So Cal Networking
In this episode, Jeff valiantly attempts to show Ty how to effectively use Google Plus. In the process, they discuss #Android and #iOS7. They even briefly discuss #Windows! Imagine that.
Show #54 To Cramped to iPhoto
In the post-Christmas stupor return two giants of the podlands. Mr. Hayes fresh from his required R&R launches into a discussion on the new Mophie Case and how the paradigm for phone hardware has once again shifted for the better. Mr. Phillips back to his old self tells of phone capacities and how a little is just not enough for today's talker. They then ease into talk over hard drives and the never ending issue of space.