Latest Episodes

Silver Screen Queens 64: Lucy

13 August 2014 • 30 minutes, 10 seconds

Scarlett Johansson finally gets to headline her own action flick in Luc Besson’s not-as-smart-as-it-thinks-it-is LUCY. Still, she kicks butt and audiences desperate for a Black Widow solo movie flock to see it.

Silver Screen Queens 63: Guardians of the Galaxy

6 August 2014 • 51 minutes, 51 seconds

Earth child Peter Quill is kidnapped by space pirates in 1988, after tragically watching his mother get fridged. 25 years later, he steals a valuable orb coveted by the villainous Kree, Ronan, and hooks up with a ragtag band of misfits to help save the world and deal with his daddy and mommy issues.

Mobile Couch 37: Screaming Out for Testing

4 August 2014 • 1 hour, 18 minutes

Ben, Jake and Jelly discuss access control, using target/selector style method calls, and avoiding retain cycles in Swift (with a recap on how to debug them with Heapshot Analysis). They then take a look at test-driven development, asynchronous tests, and learning on-the-job. Plus, Moodstocks’ new pricing structure, the competitive GIF app market, and the failures of voice command interfaces.

Silver Screen Queens 62: Birdemic: Shock and Terror

30 July 2014 • 33 minutes, 46 seconds

In 2010, James Nguyen made a Hitchcock-inspired vanity project that combined his personal biography with his environmental fervour. The result is widely regarded as the Worst Movie Ever™.

Silver Screen Queens 61: Snowpiercer

23 July 2014 • 37 minutes, 35 seconds

Bong Joon-Ho’s dystopian train film has been the controversial hit of the summer. We manage to track it down, despite its minimal release, and, in a burst of professionalism, manage to confine our Chris Evans fangirling to a few minutes at the end.

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.