Published 15 October 2013 • 55 minutes, 52 seconds
Jake’s excited about iBeacons, and so he discusses use cases, implementation and where to get actual beacons from; and we follow it up with a discussion about Core Data: what it is, what it’s useful for and some of the useful tools and add-ons that will help you manage your Core Data app.
EA announces that it’s “looking into” offline mode for SimCity, and announces the first expansion pack, Cities of the Future featuring maglev trains… and drugs; Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear and the Galaxy Round, and they rip off Apple’s original iPhone ad in the process; and Nest announces the Nest Protect, a smart smoke and CO alarm that talks and responds to motion.
Published 10 October 2013 • 36 minutes, 20 seconds
Rush tells the true story of the 1976 Formula One racing season, and the rivalry between British driver James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda, who was horrifically injured part way through the season but made an astonishing comeback.
The ABC confirms that Doctor Who will air in Australia at the same time as the UK; Valve announces the Steam Controller, which is not like any controller you’ve seen before, but can a Steam console even succeed; Warner Brothers and Fox team up to bring us a TV show about Gotham City… without Batman; and now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has aired, does this new show from Whedon and Co. have any potential?
In a break from the usual format, the girls interview director Rebecca Barry about her new film I Am A Girl, a documentary which tells the stories of the lives, loves and struggles of six teenage girls living very different lives around the world.
Jake and Jelly are joined by Stuart Hall, co-founder of Discovr and creator of AppBot to discuss the story behind his Seven Minute Workout experiment, but not before they followup on health and NSURLCache (not to mention caching in general). They discuss the mindsets of people who buy apps when they”re dropped to free, adding in-app purchases to apps, and the differences between launching apps now, compared to the early days.
Published 28 September 2013 • 51 minutes, 46 seconds
Grand Theft Auto V makes $800 million on it’s first day of release; Apple sells 9 million iPhones on the launch weekend and a 35% device share for iOS7 within the first day; TouchID, the fingerprint system on the iPhone 5s, gets hacked within a week of the phone being released; iOS7 has a bug that allows you to access photos and contacts without unlocking the screen; Valve announces SteamOS and the Steam Machine, as an effort to bring their gaming system to the living room; Pixar announces that The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory are being delayed by a year; and Google decides to clean up the Youtube comments system by tying comments to your Google+ account.
Published 26 September 2013 • 31 minutes, 42 seconds
The second episode in our ‘Mel learns some culture’ series takes us to the ice planet Hoth, with the Tauntaun sleeping bag and AT-ATs. We also meet Yoda in the swamp, Han Solo is encased in carbonite and Luke and his dad do some bonding.
Published 21 September 2013 • 59 minutes, 2 seconds
It looks like everyone wants to get in on the logo redesigns, as Bing announces their new look; Steam borrows the dead-in-the-water Xbox feature, Family Sharing; a quiet update to Apple’s App Store allows users to download older versions of Apps that are compatible with their iOS version; Riddick hits Australian cinemas and Jelly’s hoping it’s good, or at least better than Chronicles of Riddick; Roland Emmerich announces his plans to reboot Stargate; and Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling announce a spinoff to the Harry Potter franchise, based on a textbook from within the series’ universe.
Published 19 September 2013 • 32 minutes, 24 seconds
It’s time for some classic Arnold Schwarzenegger in Silver Screen Queens-land this week, with the oft-quoted Predator. Ahnuld and his enormous biceps lead an intrepid team of commandos through the central American jungle, where they soon discover that their enemy is not guerrilla fighters but something far more dangerous.