Published 7 September 2013 • 59 minutes, 17 seconds
Jelly’s thoughts on Jobs; Marvel announces that James Spader will be playing Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron; the Coalition announces it’s plans to filter the internet if it wins the election this Saturday; Microsoft buys the Nokia devices and services division; and as Apple’s announcement of the next iPhone looms, what are we likely to see announced?
After India Stoker’s father dies on her 18th birthday, a mysterious uncle, Charlie, appears in her life. As India and her mother learn to cope with one another and their grief, the family’s dark secrets come to the surface.
Published 3 September 2013 • 58 minutes, 16 seconds
With his interest officially piqued, Jake is looking into Xamarin, and so the boys discuss making apps in alternative languages and the pros and cons attached to that. Afterwards, they share their origin stories, including Jake’s desire to be an actor, Jelly’s short-lived stint in theatre, Ben’s dream of being a pilot, and why freelance work is so dang addictive. Finally, they discuss the shortcomings of UICollectionView and what the best way of containing “hack” code is.
Gordon McAlpin - creator of the webcomic Multiplex - fills in for Bean this week to discuss tech and movies: Xbox drops an update to convert Microsoft points to standard currency; Steve Balmer “retires” as CEO of Microsoft; Kickstarter announces that it’s launching in Australia and New Zealand in the not too distant future; Ben Affleck gets cast as Batman in the upcoming Batman/Superman flick, but is that really going to be the biggest issue with that movie?; and we take a look at Jobs the biopic of Steve Jobs’ life that doesn’t necessarily live up to real life.
Everybody loves a crossover, so Katie Molloy, co-host of Silver Screen Queens visits to talk about all the things: videos that help breakdown the NBN plans; rumours surface that Bradley Cooper is up for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy; and Kick-Ass 2 hits Australian cinemas, but is it as good as the first movie?
Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are back to deal with the consequences of their last outing. Katie and Mel deal with the consequences of watching all this violence and vengeance and wonder about the point of it all.
Casey Liss - co-host of the hugely popular ATP and Neutral podcasts - joins the couch to talk about being recognised by strangers, what the schedule is like doing a podcast while working a day job, and the difference between travelling to WWDC from Australia and from the East Coast of the US. Somewhere in-between, we find time to discuss Visual Studio vs. Xcode, writing and wrapping APIs, and the cross contamination of coding languages.
What if Star Wars episodes I and II were actually good; the role Vin Diesel will be playing in the Marvel movies gets revealed; some details surface about the upcoming original Pixar movies: The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out; Microsoft decides to include a headset with the Xbox console, and also makes some changes to their policy to allow sharing of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions;
Mel has never been big on the Star Wars franchise. Katie loves the original movies and doesn’t understand such heresy. They go back to basics by watching (the 1997 re-released version of) the original 1977 Star Wars.