Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 24: When It Goes Bad, It Goes So Bad

3 February 2014 • 1 hour, 2 minutes

Feedback about asking for ratings prompts a discussion about when alert views should be used and when a different approach might be better; dealing with personally identifiable data within Australia, how and what you need to be doing when dealing with it; open-sourcing an entire app, why you would (or wouldn”t) want to do it (and how you should approach that decision); using Parse to quickly build cloud infrastructure for sophisticated apps; and layout-to-layout transitions in iOS7.

Jelly and Bean 59: Penultimate

31 January 2014 • 43 minutes, 27 seconds

Marvel announces some information about the future of a character on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; rumours surface that Pixar might end up doing an animated Star Wars movie; the second Maleficent trailer is released; the BBC reveals Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who costume; and iiNet submits a paper about the issues with the way the NBN is being approached.

Silver Screen Queens 36: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

29 January 2014 • 37 minutes, 44 seconds

Jack Ryan gets a re-boot with the lovely Chris Pine in the title role. We see Jack’s beginnings as a PHD student turned Marine turned CIA analyst and enjoy a by-the-numbers action romp featuring the excellent Kiera Knightley and Kenneth ‘of course I speak Russian’ Brannagh.

Jelly and Bean 58: Second Only to the Bat-Nipples

24 January 2014 • 42 minutes, 20 seconds

ABC promises a strong finish for this season of Agents of Shield; the script for Star Wars: Episode VII is finished, and here come the casting rumours; Batman vs. Superman is pushed back by a year to 2016; a new issue comes to light where Chrome extensions are purchased from the original developer and turned into a source for malware; and Pixar presents a new technology for creating stylised CG animation.

Silver Screen Queens 35: 12 Years a Slave

22 January 2014 • 32 minutes, 42 seconds

British director Steve McQueen adapts the memoir of Solomon Northrup, a middle class free man from New York kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American south.

Mobile Couch 23: He Wants to Spy on Us

20 January 2014 • 49 minutes, 37 seconds

The benefits (and the costs) of open sourcing your code; using HockeyApp to track beta testers, why you might want to do such a thing (or not), and a discussion about the various methods of learning about how people use your apps; getting feedback, offering support, asking people to rate your app and where you draw the line; a quick discussion about AngularJS, a nifty little javascript library for creating web apps; and finally, some recommendations for books you might like to read.

Jelly and Bean 57: You’re Gonna Plus One It

17 January 2014 • 45 minutes, 32 seconds

Season 3 of Sherlock comes and goes, and we’re left wondering when we’ll get more; EA announces that they’re going to add an offline mode to Simcity; an interview reveals that Nintendo doesn’t research it’s competitor’s products at all; Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion; Michael Douglas surprises everyone by joining the cast of Ant Man; and rumors surface that Johnny Depp might be playing Marvel’s Dr. Strange.

Silver Screen Queens 34: Saving Mr Banks

15 January 2014 • 45 minutes, 2 seconds

The story of the curmudgeonly Australian-born author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers and the two-decade struggle by Walt Disney to secure the rights to her story.

Jelly and Bean 56: I Don’t Know Where I Am Right Now

10 January 2014 • 47 minutes, 1 second

Lightning reviews for this season’s holiday movies: Enders Game, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen; Disney shifts the rights for Star Wars comics to Marvel; a Snapchat vulnerability is revealed, and it would appear they’ve known about it for months; and Facebook starts using your private messages as support for things you link to.

Silver Screen Queens 33: Holiday Special

8 January 2014 • 1 hour, 17 minutes

Over the Christmas break, Katie and Mel saw a bunch of movies and decided to review them in one episode. In the grand tradition of the Star Wars Holiday Special, they present a feature-packed episode talking Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen.