Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 36: Vice President of Something

21 July 2014 • 1 hour, 12 minutes

Jelly hasn’t had enough discussion of diversity yet, Jake discusses whether Apple should use a stick or a carrot to try to enforce accessible apps, and Ben explains how the Swift runtime works.

Silver Screen Queens 60: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

16 July 2014 • 45 minutes, 52 seconds

The Simian virus from 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes has wreaked havoc on humans, and let apes advance. Ten years later, low on fuel, humans start to infringe on ape territory.

Silver Screen Queens 59: A League of Their Own

9 July 2014 • 35 minutes, 56 seconds

With a few quiet weeks at the cinema, Mel and Katie decided to take a look at some films directed by women. We start with this 1992 Penny Marshall-helmed classic starring Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and Tom Hanks about the women’s professional baseball league set up during World War Two.

Mobile Couch 35: Hashtag Digital Synergization

7 July 2014 • 1 hour, 34 minutes

Jelly talks about his new open-source library (and its terrible name), which leads into a discussion about the differences between table and collection views in iOS. Jake discusses his recent work with user testing, accessibility and the various ways that vision impaired users navigate their iDevices. The couch then talks about adaptive layout, what it could mean for future devices and why it has a different name to “responsive” design for the web. Finally, they touch on Google I/O and Android L’s new design direction, as well as the diversity amongst presenters during their keynote.

Silver Screen Queens 58: 22 Jump Street

2 July 2014 • 32 minutes, 11 seconds

Dynamic crime fighting duo Jenko and Schmidt return from their undercover adventure busting high school drug dealers to bust drug dealers in college. It’s so meta, it could be described as heavy meta.

Mobile Couch 34: Tuples, Chuples, Twooples

23 June 2014 • 1 hour, 14 minutes

Swift: everyone’s excited about it, but that doesn’t mean it’s without oddities, shortfalls and issues. The couch attempts to cover as much of what they’ve learned so far about Apple’s new programming language, and in the mean time, discover that there are some things they simply cannot understand about this language.

Silver Screen Queens 56: Edge of Tomorrow

18 June 2014 • 31 minutes, 22 seconds

Somehow, Tom Cruise pitched Saving Private Ryan meets District 9 meets Groundhog Day and somehow it works. We think it has something to do with Emily Blunt’s muscles.

Silver Screen Queens 55: The Fault in Our Stars

11 June 2014 • 42 minutes, 33 seconds

It’s the weepy teen romance for this generation, a tumblr favourite featuring it-kids Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as teenagers with cancer who meet in support group and fall in love. Laura Dern as Woodley’s mother is the hero of the movie for your old-lady reviewers.

Mobile Couch 33: Ukelele and Claps

11 June 2014 • 1 hour, 27 minutes

Russell Ivanovic joins Jake and Jelly to discuss the fall out from this year’s WWDC: the things they’re excited about, the things that are going to change the ecosystem, and most importantly, the story of Rusty’s visit to Noosa with Google Now.