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37 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
#19 – We're Back!
The guys are back after a long (unintentional) break! Life in general A fun video call Gaming Tech Announcements, etc. The future! .Net Core Nick's new role Home life Covid Holiday plans
71 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
#18 – Your level of dodgy is quite low
In this episode: The guys are reunited after a month-long break an take stock of the global situation, the latest tech announcements, and their personal situations New jobs for both Todd and Nick. What are the odds? Thoughts on social connectedness Microsoft has infiltrated in the guys' work lives Privacy updates from Android 11 and iOS 14 WWDC20 announcements of interest Nick's dog is getting old... Shownotes: Nick's new job: Snapper.co.nz Cross platform .NET Core editor JetBrains Rider Android 11 Preview iOS 14 Preview Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
62 minutes | May 3, 2020
#16 – Privacy should be a human right
In this episode: Todd has a technical epiphany in the pre-show The usual chat about Security and Privacy is focused around COVID-19 contact tracing Raspberry Pi powered ventilators Todd goes on a shopping spree Quick thoughts on the iPhone SE (2020) Kids and messaging apps Shownotes: Apple and Google join forces to enable contact tracing in their mobile operating systens Singapore's contact tracing initiative and open source project Raspberry Pi-powered ventilator Signal may be forced to pull out of the US Todd's tractor iPhone SE (2020) Todd's new Razer Ornata Chroma keyboard Child safe DNS https://switchonsafety.co.nz Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
37 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
#15 – What else do you do in the middle of a pandemic?
In this episode: The guys share experiences around homeschooling the kids and working from home at the same time. Todd is weighing his options before buys his kids tablets. Nick changes jobs in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shownotes: Zoom's privacy issues: time, and time, again. Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
45 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
#14 – We live in Sci-Fi times
In this episode: Todd had his worst birthday Nick was surprised that Amex didn't want his money The guys also talk a bit about COVID-19, because it's just so hard not to... particularly when working from home with kids roaming around Shownotes: Android malware: More security / privacy issues Personal capital Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
48 minutes | Feb 15, 2020
#13 – They don’t even give you a manual anymore
In this episode: Todd buys a new TV More privacy issues (Apple, Ring, sigh) Kids and Cable TV and quite a bit more Shownotes: Apple's iCloud encryption situation Ring's privacy issues (EFF, BBC, TNW) Coronavirus Roos Roast - Lobster Butter Love Todd’s new TV - TCL 55” 6-Series 4K Todd’s new receiver - Yamaha RX-V685 Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends. Our home is at https://keepintouch.fm
47 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
#12 – Questioning my intelligence
In this episode: Holiday impressions Wishes for 2020 Thoughts on TVs and TV shows Shownotes: Old Forester Whiskey - https://www.oldforester.com/products/old-forester-100-proof/ Waimarama beach – http://www.findabeach.co.nz/beaches/waimarama/about/ Horse Float for Mara – https://www.ourgeneration.com/shop/accessories/mane-attraction-horse-trailer#care/ Barbie Dreamhouse - https://barbie.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ba/barbie-dream-house-fhy73 DJI Osmo Action Fossil watch - https://www.fossil.com/us/en/products/gen-5-smartwatch-the-carlyle-hr-dark-brown-leather-sku-ftw4026p.html Pavlova – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlova_(cake) Tailwind - https://gotailwind.com/ KitcenAid decals – https://www.etsy.com/search?q=KitcenAid%20decals OpenGarage.io CHIP Home Automation standard – https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/12/apple-google-and-amazon-team-up-for-joint-smart-home-standard/ xkcd: standards - https://xkcd.com/927/ TVs: LG C9 – https://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-OLED65C9PUA-oled-4k-tv Samsung The Frame – https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/the-frame/highlights/ Apple at CES 2020 – https://www.macrumors.com/2020/01/02/apple-to-attend-ces-2020-homekit/ Cardrona chairlift plans axed to protect lizards https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/406706/cardrona-axes-chairlift-plan-to-protect-hundreds-of-lizards Rainbow Loom – https://amzn.to/37awAq8 Please send us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends. Our home is at https://keepintouch.fm
51 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
#11 – The taste of childhood
In this episode: Coke vs Pepsi, and why the choice is easy for Nick Follow up on our 10th episode anniversary RIP Google Cloud Print Todd's next phone will be made by Microsoft Lots of thoughts on Thanksgiving and Christmas and a lot more... Shownotes: Pepsi in Romania Surface Duo Motorola RAZR The Finality of Everything Many thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
38 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
#10 – Oh, the boomers
In this episode: Open floor plans vs Private Office Rainbows and unicorns Keyboard clickiness Honey, macaroons, bread, yogurt, and strawberry jam Kids: birthday parties, sickness avoidance ... and much more. Shownotes: Mānuka Honey – Nick's favourite honey WASDKeyboards.com – Custom clicky keyboards Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 - Todd's Keyboard Many thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
57 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
#9 – New, Next, Done!
Nick and Todd finish off the conversation about introducing kids to News and Current Affairs and then cover the Google and Microsoft announcements. Special thanks to our these wonderful people for sharing their experience with us: James White, Taylor Pringle, Michael Baltaks, Sam Connelly, Sam Jarman, and Sebastian Grail. In this episode: Special interivews with special people on how to introduce kids to News and Current Affairs Thoughts on the Made by Google event A brief take on the Microsoft (Surface) event A time travel that touches on more flavours of Linux and Java beans than we thought we'd ever engage in Shownotes: Unread RSS Reader iOS app Pixel 4 Microsoft Surface Neo – Todd's next device? Apple Watch – the guys' favourite wearable Samsung Wearables Gentoo – Nick's favourite linux distribution Heartwitch – Livestream your heart data Special thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
42 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
#8 – We're not being very Agile
In this episode: A justification for the longer break between the episodes. Hope you buy it :) An immigrant's understanding of New Zealand history Thoughts on the Android 10 and on the Apple's announcements Todd's thoughts on how to introduce kids to News and Current Affairs Shownotes: DevWorld The Wikipedia page on Māori people Project Zero findings on iOS vulnerability and Apple's response Android 10 Apple announcements Special thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
49 minutes | Aug 17, 2019
#7 – It might not be pretty but it's easy
In this episode: Beta iOS and Android versions announce an "interesting" end of the year Thoughts on conferences: attending vs organising. Nick speaks at Dev World in September Kids and birthday parties Shownotes: Mighty Good Coffee Google defends it's position on gestures via this blog post iPhone 5 TV Ad - Thumb Even more blog posts on Android Q's gesture navigation and handling visual overlaps DevWorld, Melbourne, Australia – September 2 – 4 Michigan DevFest – September 21 Kotlin/Everywhere Wellington Special thanks to those of you who chose to listen to us Live. Please keep sending us your feedback, leave a review in your favourite Podcast app, and share our show with your friends.
38 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
#6 – We know how the sausage is made
In this episode: How to get an app to be featured by Apple Odd traditions in the Commonwealth Big fines for even bigger tech companies Having fun with the kids around the house Shownotes: Liquor rules around the United States Trade Me – App of the Day Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta (2005) Equifax gets fined How credit rating is calculated in USA and New Zealand Facebook $5bn fine settlement GDPR fine structure Getting a fire permits in New Zealand Extreme plane landings in (windy) Wellington Netflix TV show: How to sell drugs online (fast)
53 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
#5 – The man in the middle
In this episode: A "borderline bulletproof" approach to securing native apps and the credentials they need to communicate to remote servers Zoom and the risks of bypassing OS security Google Home privacy hiccups Silent and invisible operating system updates Kids and TV access Shownotes: The results to our poll on Kids' access to technology New York Times How and When to Limit Kids' Tech Use Map charting tool from mapchart.net FaceApp response to Privacy concerns Project Treble Let’s encrypt – free SSL for everyone Apple patches the Zoom vulnerability, again Google advice on securing API keys Google assistant privacy controversy The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America The movie Her(2013)
32 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
#4 – Testing in production
In this episode: the guys introduce themselves Nick's privacy related prediction becomes reality Google Duo accidentally introduces the Indian Cricket team to the world Forced app updates in Android Q With LoveFrom, Jony Ive Kids and technology Shownotes: Google Duo sends out push notification ad to users around the world Cricket In app updates for Android apps Financial Times breaks the news on Ive's next chapter WSJ prints a critical view of Ive's recent years Tim Cook responds to WSJ Leapfrog tablets for kids Osmo iPad Play and Learning system Seesaw
44 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
#3 – Why did people sign up and then not show up?
In this episode: - Nick is back from WWDC and shares his thoughts on many of the announcements - Pricing strategies for community events - French drains and sparkling water on tap - Scary stories our dentists must never hear - Kids and moving houses - and more Correction: GDG Wellington are hosting Kotlin/Everwhere, not Kotlin/Extended Shownotes: - WWDC 2019 - Todd's French drain on Instagram - Mattt's take on WWDC 2019 on NSHipster You can find us on keepintouch.fm if you wish to reach out and send us feedback.
44 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
#2 – The barcodes just don't work on the phone
In this episode: kids who don't quite understand their bodies the official keepintouch.fm now available and it is open source with a PR in tow Todd's thoughts on GDG Ann Arbor I/O Extended WWDC wishlists Fixing air travel, airport security, and cloud printing Putting the kids to bed Shownotes Our website - keepintouch.fm GDG Ann Arbor I/O Recap 2019 Slides - http://bit.ly/2EuJt21 Official WWDC website - https://developer.apple.com/wwdc19/ USDZ – https://graphics.pixar.com/usd/docs/Usdz-File-Format-Specification.html USDZ quicklook gallery – https://developer.apple.com/arkit/gallery/ Google Cloud Print – https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/ Apple AirPrint – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201311
30 minutes | May 23, 2019
#1 – If it makes it to production, I’ll buy you a beer
In this episode: GDG Summit I/O news Privacy (Google I/O Photo album mishap) :( Wrangling kids Links: Wellington - Coffee Capital of the world GDG Summit Robot Cornhole lawn game
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