This week we are doing something a bit different. Since most people, except Kevin, hunker down in the winter and look for indoor activities we decided to look at a favorite geek pastime of binge watching. We discuss what we have been binge watching. Some movies Dark Night, Batman versus Superman and Deadpool. TV shows that are on our list include Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, Narcos, Bloodline, OA and Black Mirror.
We went from full force to just 50% this week with just Mike and Kevin.
A big thank you right off the top to Guy from The MyMac podcast for the help he gave Kevin in getting up and running with Audio Hijack. It was a fun and geeky playdate.
This week since Mike and Kevin are left on their own they go back to an old favorite, gaming. Kevin talks about something new he has discovered and wants. It is the GB Boy Colour, this is a reproduction of the original Gameboy Color. Then we discuss the Xbox 360 Kevin got and the new Nintendo Switch that Mike is tempted to buy.
We close out with our picks. Kevin is looking for the ultimate in a sleep experience and wants to make it hi-tech, so he choses a Sleep Number bed. For his pick, Mike wants to build a new family room or man cave in his basement. He thinks for the $5,000 limit he can get it done.
Hail, Hail, the gangs all here. Although not 100% we soldier through to bring you some infotainment.
We start out with a long version of the weather report and discuss our likes and dislikes about it. I know a real shocker there. After that we discuss Elisa’s recent experience with Apple service or the lack there of. Then we move on to a discussion about the Apple Watch and its accuracy. Do we need to calibrate our watches? If so here is link to Apple KDB about it. Next up a murder case in Arkansas that leads to a discussion about the intelligence of our digital assistants. Also, how technology is used by different generations.
We close out with our picks for the week. Mike leads off with a drone to spy on his neighbors and us with, DJI Phantom 3. Kevin wants a RC truck to chase the squirrels around his yard. Elisa’s pick the travel package to go Macstock 2017. Melissa did some quick shopping and selected an 9.7” iPad Pro, but Kevin won’t let her have Apple care.
Yes we are back but, we are down a host. Elisa is under the weather in more ways than one and we cover that in the weather report.
We start with a discussion of some things we received at Christmas. Kevin loves his Amazon Tap. That evolves into our different music streaming services. Then back to the things we got or gave our family and friends for Christmas.
Then Melissa finally got her new MacBook Pro and shares with us her delivery woes getting it. After that we try to help her solve the issues she is facing with an upcoming trip. Mike and Kevin give her some ideas to help. Then we discuss battery life of our gadgets because Melissa is a bit ADD about charging.
We wrap it up with our picks. Melissa decides her new MacBook is her pick and if she had the extra cash she would buy Kevin one. Mike decides on a last minute pick is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Kevin mentions Mark’s new iPad Pro before sharing his pick of a quiet 2 week retreat into the Mountains of Tennessee. We round out with Melissa’s PSA.