About the show
A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.
Episode 64: 64: You Will Die Instantly!
April 20th, 2012 | 1 hr 40 mins
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit software updates (paid or otherwise), then discuss various screen size possibilities for the next iPhone, the historical and ongoing dilution of the concept of a "gamer" (and Apple's role in that phenomenon), and the
Episode 63: 63: Talking to the Bear
April 13th, 2012 | 1 hr 45 mins
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk more about paid upgrades in the Mac App Store, how Apple is reshaping the software market (intentionally or otherwise), Readability's role as a middleman as compared to another prominent middleman, the App Store, and fi
Episode 62: 62: A Sack Containing Scum from a Pond
April 6th, 2012 | 1 hr 46 mins
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin try to put the topic of car engine noises to bed, then discuss value of "enterprise" businesses, RIM's possible future as a services company, Readability's business model, and Wil Shipley's case for paid upgrades in the Mac
Episode 61: 61: I Ran Out of Bombs Long Ago
March 30th, 2012 | 1 hr 47 mins
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the display of large images on iOS devices, Apple's latest web standards proposal and "rogue" implementation in WebKit, RIM's new enterprise-centric strategy, and the popular new iOS game, Draw Something.
Episode 60: 60: Reversing the Polarity
March 23rd, 2012 | 1 hr 29 mins
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the puzzling UI of iPhoto for IOS, the magnetic polarity of iPad Smart Covers and more.
Episode 59: 59: Safari is Apple's Google
March 16th, 2012 | 2 hrs 15 mins
Episode 58: 58: No More Numbers For You / The Four Tuners
March 9th, 2012 | 1 hr 48 mins
Episode 57: 57: Computational Skeuomorphism
March 2nd, 2012 | 1 hr 42 mins
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk more about file systems: the origins of Btrfs, how file systems might change in the new age of SSDs, the possibility of a Grand Unification of storage and memory subsystems, and why snapshots, clones, block-level diffs,
Episode 56: 56: Belt and Suspenders
February 24th, 2012 | 1 hr 59 mins
Episode 55: 55: Region of Pain
February 17th, 2012 | 1 hr 29 mins
Episode 54: 54: Public Service Announcement
February 11th, 2012 | 1 min 4 secs
There's no Hypercritical this week, so we put together something special for you instead.
Episode 53: 53: Brad Pitt Gets to Contribute
February 3rd, 2012 | 1 hr 33 mins