The effect that NDAs have on a project, do they help an app succeed, or are they unnecessary? Ben asks for some freelancing tips, which leads to a discussion of how to quote on work and what to do to find work as a freelancer. Jake introduces AFNetworking 2.0, and discusses one of the new features, URL sessions.
Ubisoft plans to drop online passes for their entire catalogue of games; Adobe is hacked, revealing their terrible encryption and publicising the passwords of 150 million of their customers; the next trailer for The Lego Movie drops; and Thor: The Dark World arrives in theatres.
Star Wars shuffles its writers, leaving the script in the capable hands of J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan; the first trailers drop for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past, giving us our first peek into what the movies themselves are going to be like; the high concept Phonebloks system hits the internet promising a future where phones are completely customisable, including the hardware; and Amazon rolls out it’s Kindle Matchbook program.
With Jelly’s need for a new Macbook Pro and the recent Apple event, now is as good a time as any to discuss the fallout, including new hardware and the consumer expectation of free software; Jake presents an idea for another app involving iBeacons; and Ben announces some news that gets the couch talking about making the choice to go freelance.
Published 26 October 2013 • 59 minutes, 41 seconds
A trailer drops for the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Special, featuring lots of little hidden gems for you to find; Apple releases OS X Mavericks and new Macbook Pros, and announces the Mac Pro and iPad lineup at it’s October event; and Microsoft launches Windows 8.1, which is pretty much what Windows 8 should’ve been in the first place.
Published 24 October 2013 • 33 minutes, 57 seconds
Whiny teen Jennifer Connelly learns to be responsible with the help of some Jim Henson creatures. David Bowie prances about wearing some fabulous makeup and an infamous codpiece. It’s time to enjoy the cult classic Labyrinth.
Published 19 October 2013 • 47 minutes, 34 seconds
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a full season order which spells good news for the other four shows Marvel has committed to; Apple announces an event on 22 October, and there’s little information on what we’ll see (but we’re hoping for iPads, Mavericks and new Macs); Google creepifies it’s advertising by linking your Google+ recommendations and reviews to ads; New York Comic Con tweets from attendees’ twitter accounts without their permission; and the BBC discover long lost episodes of Doctor Who in Nigeria of all places.