Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 68: We’ve Finally Made It

19 October 2015 • 42 minutes, 20 seconds

A new version of iOS means new features, and this year brings a handful of big ones, slide over, split view, picture in picture and 3D Touch. Ben and Jelly takes a good long look at each of these new features, talk about how to go about implementing them, and investigate some of the things you’ll need to remember to create the best experience possible.

Topical 32: Product Placement

16 October 2015 • 23 minutes, 41 seconds

Product placement exists in almost all TV shows and movies in one form or another, and this has Jelly very intrigued. He and Russell look at some examples from popular culture, and ways products are shown and advertised as part of, and sometimes in conflict with, a story’s plot.

Silver Screen Queens 125: Listener Requests I

14 October 2015 • 1 hour, 3 minutes

We put the call out for you to review us on iTunes and promised we’d review anything (yep, anything) you suggested. This week we review the first three: Samurai Cop, Pride, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Topical 31: User Interfaces

9 October 2015 • 27 minutes, 18 seconds

Jelly’s clearly been thinking about the Apple Pencil a little too much, as he’s got user interfaces on his mind. He and Russell discuss how we interact with devices today, and more importantly, how that might change in the future and what needs to happen to take us there.

Silver Screen Queens 124: The Martian

7 October 2015 • 32 minutes, 51 seconds

Matt Damon is left behind on a NASA mission to Mars and has to science his way through his unlikely survival. The girls play one of their frequent games of ‘what’s that movie?’, Katie gets to fangirl Michael Peña, and Melissa has been preparing for this podcast since 1998.

Mobile Couch 67: The Opposite to Spaghetti Code

5 October 2015 • 40 minutes, 48 seconds

For the past few weeks, Jelly has been refactoring the core components of his app, so he feels like he needs to talk it out with Ben. The two look at their experiences with refactoring code and talk about the best ways to approach it, what it’s place is within your regular workflow, and most importantly, how to know when you’re finished. Along the way, they explore the basics of extreme programming, the problems with building up technical debt, and the longevity of Swift and Objective-C.

Topical 30: Marketing

2 October 2015 • 26 minutes, 7 seconds

The latest Apple event has got Russell thinking about how Apple market their new products, and how no other company seems to be able to match their effectiveness. He and Jelly discuss reasons why this might be, and what it might be like in a reality where Apple didn’t use terrible jokes in their marketing.

Silver Screen Queens 123: Macbeth

30 September 2015 • 44 minutes, 12 seconds

Another decade brings another adaptation of the Scottish Play, this time with Australian Justin Kurzel at the helm and Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard playing the titular pair. Unfortunately, while this adaptation has a lot of style, it’s lacking in substance. However, an opportunity to geek out over Shakespeare and history is always welcome in SSQ-land.

Topical 29: Content Blocking

25 September 2015 • 29 minutes, 50 seconds

The latest version of Apple’s mobile OS comes with a built-in way of blocking content within Safari, which has cause quite a stir online, particularly amongst journalists who rely on ads for their livelyhood and the tech industry which is creating these new apps. #notallwebsites

Silver Screen Queens 122: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

23 September 2015 • 33 minutes, 38 seconds

Spoiler alert for the very beginning of this episode. This is the second in a series of movies about a group of boys (and one girl) who escaped from a glade to find that they were being imprisoned by a shadowy group due to their immunity to a dangerous virus that is threatening humanity. As they journey away from further captivity, they encounter a bleak landscape known as the Scorch.