Apple’s WWDC Keynote generated the usual quantity of live blogs and immediate podcasts, followed by lists of new features for all of the companies’ platforms. With a couple of days between the event and this conversation, my guests and I search for some context. And we don’t allow ourselves to be constrained by the need to count down the hits. And even with so broad a mandate, we veer off-topic at a few points, which is all to the good.
How do you manage a working life when you make your living as a freelance creative person? My guests and I have all had to answer that question. We also have a common interest in diversity and accessibility In tech. In fact, our conversation moves between those topics quite a bit. We talk about finding your niche in a creative field, and the role of luck and hustle in keeping a freelance life going.
When I invite guests onto The Parallel, based on my address book or Twitter feed, there’s a high likelihood that the resulting show will feature what Allison Sheridan would call an “ever so slight Macintosh bias.” I wanted to change that up a bit, so I invited some friends on to talk about Microsoft. Is this how I become a Microsoft Insider?
We discuss the ways Microsoft is a very different company in 2016 than it was back when many people called it “the evil empire.” And we take some tim to compare and contrast with Apple’s evolution in the same period.
When you’re a tech professional, and a parent, you choose and use gadgets for two. Or more. My guests know more than most parents about the tech tools their kids need and want, but there are still plenty of decisions to be made.
I’m talking gaming with folks who know a good deal more about the subject than I do. We talk about what’s new and hoped for in the world of consoles—particularly accessible ones—and more. When I learn from the show, everybody wins.
And of course One (or maybe) More (than one) Thing
The updated Apple TV promises a richer, more flexible, more Apple-y viewing experience. My guests and I discuss whether the new offering delivers on the promise, and what it means to have apps on the big screen. We also take a peak behind the curtain of Apple’s September 9 event, with someone who, unlike most of us, was there.
Welcome to the maiden voyage of The Parallel. On it, my guests and I take on several Apple-centric topics. You would be right to suspect a pattern developing. Listen in to learn what The Parallel wants to be when it grows up, or click the About link to see if I’ve written anything yet.
Can Apple News become a friendly and lucrative place for content publishers? Will iOS users who largely ignore Newsstand return to an Apple-branded container to get publications and information? And will News and all its content be accessible to VoiceOver users, or will they mirror the largely inaccessible Newsstand experience?
Productivity features in iOS 9, and what they mean for the iPad’s future