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135: Our Bold 2020 Predictions

Happy new year listener! And as per tradition, we will give our top 3 predictions for the calendar year. As always, our predictions are measurable and quantifiable with a view to properly mark ourselves at the end of the year. This time round, our soothsayer-ing abilities include topics like gaming, Apple Inc’s moves and a whole lot of space. Find out more on episode 135 of the Naked Tech Podcast.

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130: So Pro, It Hurts

Chances are, you are triggered by the sight of the price tags of the new iPhones, but were you able to hold out on pre-ordering? Apple are certainly pros at controlling the marketing message but did they go too far in 2019? It may not matter however as there are about 70m Chinese old iPhone owners who are looking for an upgrade. Even if that doesn’t work out, Apple have 2 new services in Apple Arcade and TV+ streaming, which are actually quite affordable.

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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127: Sir Jony Ive to leave Apple and Libra is here, now what?

Zuck takes one step closer to utter world domination and Apple’s stock plummets as it loses its one remaining tastemaker – just your typical week at TLC. Will you be paying for your groceries in Libra coin in the near future? Will Apple ever have another hit product? What has Google done now??

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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126: Review of Samsung S10 and coverage of WWDC and E3

And we’re back after a slight hiatus! We start off with Kelvin’s shiny new toy, then all of the gratuitous Apple fanfare at this year’s WWDC, and end with our favourite and not-so favourite bits from a jam-packed E3, with a notable few absentees. For a week or so there, Keanu stole the internet while Elon Musk made a surprise visit to the world’s largest gaming conference.

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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122: Apple Subscription Services+

Apple had its huge spring event and this time they focused on services – all around what you currently do on your iPhone – read stuff, play stuff, watch stuff and pay for stuff. We’re not exactly sure what a world with Apple being a financial services company would be like. Will it disrupt the industry? Will the shows produced by Apple be strong enough to grab the mindshare of a Netflix-dominated audience? How much will the gaming subscription service be? So many questions 

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120: Hololens 2 & Mobile World Congress

4 years after they wowed us with their first iteration of the Hololens, Microsoft have finally revealed version 2.0 of the mixed reality headset. There are a lot of improvements in both hardware and software and you never know, you may soon be sporting one on your head at your workplace to get things done. There were also new phones galore at Barcelona’s MWC 2019. Whether it’s from Huawei, LG, Xiaomi or whatever – they come in all different sizes and yes, some of them even fold.

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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118: Spotify Buys Podcasting, Reddit Worth $3B, FaceTime Bug

Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor for $230M and thus changes the podcasting landscape forever. While Tencent invests heavily in Reddit who may now be ready to take on Facebook and Google as your frontpage of the web. Apple is in trouble again with a horrendous FaceTime bug and Facebook keeps on being Facebook by spying on you even further.

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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115: Bandersnatch review & is Apple doomed?

Apple and Tim Cook are making the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week but are the concerns warranted? What are the factors that has the market worried and what are some strategies they could employ to stop the rut? We also chat all things Bandersnatch and Netflix’s attempt at interactive entertainment. How _do_ you explain what a tv streaming service is to someone from the 80s?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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112: New MacBook Air, Mac mini & iPad Pro

Apple has unveiled its long awaited refreshes of the MacBook Air and Mac mini and announced some major changes to the iPad Pro lineup. We break it all down to assist with your (and our) purchasing decisions. Are you forking out thousands of dollars on these new shiny toys or have you seen it all before and won’t buy the marketing fluff? Let us know what you think!

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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109: New iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4

In this special episode of The Lazy Couch podcast, we are joined by long time friend of the show, Alex, as we break down the all the announcements from the latest Apple event from Cupertino. What did we like/dislike about the new phones? Will we order the new watch? What’s with the weird naming convention anyway?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch Podcast.