Latest Episodes

Mobile Couch 12: You Probably Can’t Escape

9 July 2013 • 1 hour, 2 minutes

An explanation of Objective C++; what ARC is and the gotchas you need to look out for when using it; reasons why now is a great time to get into making apps for iDevices; Jake talks about his experiences trying out Windows Azure, and looks at what sort of uses it’s designed for; and MoodStocks, an image recognition API you can use in your apps.

Jelly and Bean 32: Various Stages of Legality

6 July 2013 • 56 minutes, 52 seconds

Google Reader shuts down, with multiple services popping up to fill the void; the Xbox One is going to be able to read QR codes; a “Low Violence Version” of Saints Row surfaces on Steam; Neil Gaiman is returning to his popular Sandman comic series; a 15-year-old participant in Google’s science fair invents a torch powered by human body heat; and Ars Technica takes a look at the true worth of consoles when their costs are adjusted for inflation.

Silver Screen Queens 8: Man of Steel

4 July 2013 • 34 minutes, 32 seconds

Superman has been rebooted once more, this time in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. It’s big, long, loud, bombastic, action-packed and a very different and ambitious take on Superman. Does it pull off a Dark Knight? Or is it more of an Amazing Spider-man?

Jelly and Bean 31: Take a Bucket

29 June 2013 • 1 hour, 5 minutes

Microsoft reverses some of their controversial Xbox One policies and reveals that the console will be region free; Saints Row IV gets refused classification in Australia; rumours surface that Vin Diesel is in talks with Marvel for an upcoming movie role; Sydney plays host to the annual popular culture convention, Supernova; and Jelly gives his thoughts and ratings on Monsters University and Man of Steel.

Silver Screen Queens 7: Monsters University

27 June 2013 • 30 minutes, 59 seconds

This week, the girls talk about Monsters University, in which Pixar mines one of its old properties for a prequel. The film tells the story of the beginning of Mike and Sully’s friendship in their college days. Thrown together with a team of ragtag misfits, the boys fight to keep their places in the prestigious scare program, and their dream of working at Monsters, Inc alive.

Mobile Couch 11: I’m Still Jet Lagged

25 June 2013 • 51 minutes, 39 seconds

With WWDC over for another year, Ben and Jelly discuss some of the new technologies that you”ll be able to use with your apps and the sessions you should watch so you can make your apps shine on iOS7; and Jelly explains an app he recently discovered called Oyster, which is a tool for testing regular expressions and even writing the code to use them.

Jelly and Bean 30: You Could Use Comic Sans for Everything

22 June 2013 • 59 minutes, 21 seconds

Man of Steel dropped and subsequently had the best June opening weekend ever; Google announces Project Loon, a crazy idea to provide internet via wifi hotspots using balloons; Adobe releases a big update for Creative Cloud, converting it’s products into subscription software in the process; and the first teaser trailer for The Lego Movie drops.

Silver Screen Queens 6: Much Ado About Nothing

20 June 2013 • 36 minutes, 46 seconds

This week, Mel and Katie caught a preview screening of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Unlike ordinary folk, when Joss Whedon takes a holiday (during a break in the production of a small comic book flick about some superheroes), he makes a film. The result is this lighthearted romp through a classic Shakespeare play starring some familiar faces from the Joss Whedon Repertory Society.

Jelly and Bean 29: Hey Ladies, This Man Reads

15 June 2013 • 1 hour, 6 minutes

Guardians of the Galaxy is probably part of the lead up to Marvel’s Phase 3; Apple announces iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and a new Mac Pro at this year’s WWDC; and E3 sees the announcement of new games for the Wii U, as well as more details about both the Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Silver Screen Queens 5: The Great Gatsby

13 June 2013 • 38 minutes, 40 seconds

A new(ish) release this week as the girls take a look at Baz Luhrmann’s glitter-filled adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. They talk up the virtues of 3D, discuss the sorry state of the Australian film industry, and Mel contemplates life as the host of a podcast about diamonds.