Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 27: You Can Sit Next to a Black Hole

17 March 2014 • 1 hour, 16 minutes

Jake and Ben tell us all about their experiences using Bluetooth LE beacons as part of their most recent joint project: how beacons work, triangulating a user’s location by laying out a series of beacons, plus iOS7’s iBeacon API, and issues you’ll run into in real world usage. In the meantime, Jelly updates everyone on how GIFwrapped is doing, and we discuss a bunch of completely unrelated topics, like geoblocks, House of Cards and fake phone numbers.

Silver Screen Queens 42: Non-Stop

12 March 2014 • 33 minutes, 57 seconds

Liam Neeson plays a grizzled, alcoholic air marshal faced with a hijacker toying with him on a New York to London flight. Michelle Dockery, Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o are in support and the whole thing is a big fun action movie.

Silver Screen Queens 41: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

5 March 2014 • 39 minutes, 52 seconds

Mel and Katie review this overlooked cult classic in-the-making from 2013. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play our titular heroes in a bloody tale of swords, sorcery and revenge. It’s fun, feminist and full of f-words (the movie that is, this is a family podcast!)

Mobile Couch 26: The Prize is No Ads

3 March 2014 • 1 hour, 19 seconds

Lessons learned from the launch of Jelly’s latest app, GIFwrapped: expedited reviews, asking for reviews within the update notes, helping users, enabling and setting up iAd, as well as disabling Ads for beta testers.

Silver Screen Queens 40: Galaxy Quest

26 February 2014 • 33 minutes, 53 seconds

A loving tribute to sci-fi television and its fans, and something of a nerd classic, Galaxy Quest tells the story of the alumni cast of a cult space TV show have to play their roles for real when an alien race needs their help. Best watched with wine.

Silver Screen Queens 39: Robocop

19 February 2014 • 31 minutes, 16 seconds

It’s another twofer, as Mel and Katie watch the RoboCop remake and revisit the 1987 original. They reminisce about a simpler time when an R-rating and a mad director gave us something completely off the wall, then look at the more serious remake, featuring brilliant performances from Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton in supporting roles.

Mobile Couch 25: God Rest Its Soul

17 February 2014 • 1 hour, 8 minutes

Marc Edwards - designer and podcast co-host - claims a spot on the couch to share how Bjango got started building Mac and iOS apps, as well as some insight on Skala and its place in the world. We also talk about reducing the build-adjust-build cycle, the importance of having some technical knowledge when designing software, and wax lyrical about the future of user interfaces.

Jelly and Bean 60: Tiny Hulk Tiny Smash

7 February 2014 • 57 minutes

Nintendo all but throws in the towel, and looks to make sweeping changes to survive; new trailers for Captain America: the Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrive along with the Superbowl; the X-Men producer eyes Channing Tatum for a Gambit solo film; and we discuss recent casting news for Batman vs. Superman including Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Silver Screen Queens 37: Philomena

5 February 2014 • 33 minutes, 51 seconds

An Irish woman and a journalist work to track down the son she was forced to give up for adoption nearly 50 years earlier when she was incarcerated in one of the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Mel and Katie talk about telling womens’ stories and the way this movie has been marketed to your mum when it is an important and interesting film for everyone.