Mobile Couch 25: God Rest Its Soul

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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.

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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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.