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Not Quite Graybeards • The unofficial podcast of the Ars Technica Mac Ach forum. Hosted by and . New episodes every other Wednesday.
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The Icon Garden Oct 20
We're a month-ish away from the first Apple Silicon Macs and the thirtieth anniversary of ARM Limited. How did ARM go from a little-known chip from Acorn Computers to the most prolific architecture in the world? Listen to find out.
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The Icon Garden Oct 14
What's this? The day after an Apple Special Event! We talk HomePods and iPhones! Dan sings showtunes! Zombie MagSafe rises from the dead! All for you on this hot-off-the-presses episode of The Icon Garden.
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The Icon Garden Sep 30
It's all about app store developer relations on this week's show as joins and to talk the challenges facing developers in today's App Store. Also, new Apple Watches and LG HomeKit TVs!
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The Icon Garden Sep 23
This month in Macinography, we look back at some unsung Macs, the all-in-ones of the nineties. Usually found in schools, these platinum boxes played a particular role in the near-downfall of Apple. Listen in to find out.
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The Icon Garden Sep 16
Whoa, it's an Apple Special Event, and we're here with our reactions! and talk new Apple Watches, iPads, what they got right, what they got wrong, and what we think about pre-recorded keynotes.
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The Icon Garden Sep 2
Hey, it's a new episode alert! This time sits down with to talk Macs new and old, the impending switch to ARM, 25 years of Windows 95, and what it means to be a tech enthusiast in the modern era.
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The Icon Garden Aug 26
Today on Macinography: No matter how you say it, SCSI was the interface that brought expandability to the Mac—and sometimes cursing from the mouths of its owners. How did SCSI shake up the hard drive industry? Listen to find out.
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The Icon Garden Aug 19
What time is it? Friend of the show returns to the show to talk all things Apple Watch. Plus: ZX Spectrum Next! Apple and Epic's slapfight! New iMacs! That and more on this episode of The Icon Garden.
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The Icon Garden Aug 9
Replying to @mattcomi
I’d love to talk with you about the HomeKit stuff if you are game. HomeKit with TV has been an ongoing semi-obsession in the HomeKit part of our podcast!
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The Icon Garden Aug 5
Did you know we have a discord? Join today to chat about the show and more!
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The Icon Garden Aug 5
Dongles, Adapters, Accessories, oh my! We're back with another Peripheral Paraphernalia episode to talk about all the cool new doohickeys in our computer lives. Listen now!
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The Icon Garden Jul 29
This month in Macinography: The first expandable Mac. The Macintosh II changed the Mac forever by adding slots and more power. But it came at a cost—literally. Listen in to see how the Mac went Modular.
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The Icon Garden Jul 22
Today in the garden, we talk word processors past and present and our workflows and strategies for wording all the processes... or is it processing all the words? Listen in to find out!
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The Icon Garden Jul 18
Did you know we have a discord? Want to talk tech or have a question about the show? Come on by and hang out!
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The Icon Garden Jul 8
WWDC may be over, but the Apple world doesn't stop turning. Jake's back in the studio with Dan to talk WWDC sessions, new operating system releases, and how to make your home theater into a real light show.
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The Icon Garden Jun 24
It's extravaganza, and comes to the Garden to talk the keynote, state of the union, ARMageddon, Apple's developer relations, and all the hotness coming out of this year's WWDC.
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The Icon Garden Jun 17
Touchpads! Why do all our laptops have them today? How do they work? And what of their battle with the Trackpoint? All this and more on this month's Macinography.
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The Icon Garden Jun 10
What do we expect to see out of 2020? Tune in to listen for our reasonable (and maybe unreasonable) desires for Apple to solve our problems specifically.
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The Icon Garden May 27
iOS 13.5 is out, and that means Apple and Google's collaborative Exposure Notification API is out. Jake's wife, Dr. Vivian Pugh, along with visit the garden to talk about how the tech can help track disease and the challenges it faces.
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The Icon Garden May 21
Hey all, if you downloaded yesterday’s episode and noticed a musical cue showing up where it shouldn't, it’s been fixed. If you want to hear a fixed copy, redownload the episode and it will fix the problem!
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