Published 17 September 2013 • 55 minutes, 12 seconds
More Xamarin talk, as the boys discuss its cross-platform benefits, the impressive IDE, and how it compares to native cross-platform development; Jake requests help with a problem he”s having with collection views in Xamarin; staying healthy when you spend so much time hunched over a keyboard, while also improving your workflow; and what the best practice is for caching downloaded data.
Published 14 September 2013 • 54 minutes, 25 seconds
The BBC reveals some details about the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special; Ellen Page expresses interest in doing a Kitty Pryde solo movie; Sony announces the Vita TV microconsole; and Apple announces two new iPhones, the 5c and the 5s, surprising no one.
Published 12 September 2013 • 27 minutes, 51 seconds
Mel and Katie caught a rare big screen showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic (and Mel’s all-time favourite movie) on the weekend. They talk about why it’s considered a classic and gain a real appreciation of the talent and work that went into being Grace Kelly.
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.