The Birchtree Podcast

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Synopsis

A micro-podcast about tech, Apple, and design.

Episodes

  • Framing the Conversation (the iPad is a General Purpose Computer)

    Framing the Conversation (the iPad is a General Purpose Computer)

    24/08/2020 Duration: 08min

    Today I dive into why I think framing the conversation a certain way is really important, and why I've taken time to make sure we're talking about "small and medium businesses" rather than "developers" and iPads in addition to iPhones in the recent App Store debates.

  • Bean Counters and Microsoft Fanboys in the 90s

    Bean Counters and Microsoft Fanboys in the 90s

    18/08/2020 Duration: 10min

    The show is back! Well, sort of, I just had to talk about a concern I’ve been having in recent years, which has only amplified in recent months. Short version: Apple fans in 2020 are reminding me more and moe of Microsoft fans in the 90s.

  • The “What is a Podcast?” Podcast

    The “What is a Podcast?” Podcast

    22/05/2020 Duration: 10min

    At this point, I think I may have had my say on what is or isn’t a podcast, as well as what open podcasting should be focused on if it wants to stay the default option for podcasters in the future.

  • Buying Into a Philosophy

    Buying Into a Philosophy

    05/05/2020 Duration: 05min

    Does using an iPad require you to buy into it’s philosophy? Yes, but so does every other platform out there. We can debate the merits of the features there today, but I think it’s a fool’s errand to put your chips on this philosophy argument as to why the iPad has a fundamentally different problem than any other platform.

  • The iPad’s Cursor

    The iPad’s Cursor

    05/04/2020 Duration: 07min

    iPadOS 13.4 added a cursor, and I finally have time to talk about it!

  • Doom Eternal Review

    Doom Eternal Review

    04/04/2020 Duration: 08min

    My review of Doom Eternal, the latest game in the classic franchise.

  • WWDC in March

    WWDC in March

    10/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    9to5Mac and MacRumors have dueling iOS 14 and watchOS 7 leaks this week, and I do my best to address as many as I can.

  • Playing the Original Halo in 2020

    Playing the Original Halo in 2020

    05/03/2020 Duration: 04min

    Watch the video version of this trip down memory lane here https://youtu.be/UYHTbQSDcuU

  • Value, Values, and More Value

    Value, Values, and More Value

    03/03/2020 Duration: 09min

    Inspired by the book, Start With Why, and The Verge’s review of the Mac Pro.

  • Forza Horizon 4 Might be my Favorite Racing Game Ever

    Forza Horizon 4 Might be my Favorite Racing Game Ever

    26/02/2020 Duration: 04min

    I don’t think I was prepared for just how good Forza Horizon 4 is.

  • Why I, An Apple Nut, Bought a PC

    Why I, An Apple Nut, Bought a PC

    25/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    Well, I didn’t see this coming until recently!

  • iOS Isn’t Adware, but it Ain’t Perfect

    iOS Isn’t Adware, but it Ain’t Perfect

    18/02/2020 Duration: 10min

    Is iOS just adware as an article this week suggested? I don’t think so, but I also see where they’re coming from, and Apple needs to be careful with how they balance a great software experience with getting people to pay for their ever-growing library of premium services.

  • My Take on the Galaxy S20 Lineup

    My Take on the Galaxy S20 Lineup

    12/02/2020 Duration: 17min

    Samsung announced their Galaxy S20 lineup yesterday and these are my impressions after having a day to process what they announced.

  • Uppercuts and Body Blows

    Uppercuts and Body Blows

    04/02/2020 Duration: 08min

    I recently gave a big presentation and the best advice I got going into that talk was a boxing metaphor, and it reminded me of a few things about not only public speaking, but also how we talk to each other everyday.

  • What is COTS and Why Should I Care?

    What is COTS and Why Should I Care?

    14/01/2020 Duration: 10min

    COTS is a way for merchants to take card-present credit card payments with their phone only; no separate credit card reader required. It’s pretty cool and Samsung just announced the first phone that will support this out of the box. But of course, it’s a little more complicated than that…

  • My Tech Wishlist for 2020

    My Tech Wishlist for 2020

    07/01/2020 Duration: 16min

    My hope and dreams for what we get from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Nintendo, and Sony this year.

  • My Top 5 Games of 2019

    My Top 5 Games of 2019

    29/12/2019 Duration: 08min

    These are the 5 games that impacted me more than anything else this year.

  • The Reinvention Trap and the Reinvention High

    The Reinvention Trap and the Reinvention High

    16/12/2019 Duration: 10min

    We’re getting close to New Year’s resolution time and I thought it only fitting to talk about how making changes can bring about a new level of excitement and turbo-charge something I want to change or get better at. But that excitement fades and you need to have some core that keeps you going.

  • My Favorite Android Phone of 2019

    My Favorite Android Phone of 2019

    04/12/2019 Duration: 09min

    The Samsung Galaxy S10e is my favorite Android phone of the year, and it took spending significant time with the Pixel 4 to really appreciate how much I actually enjoy this “low end” phone from Samsung.

  • My 10 Favorite Songs of 2019

    My 10 Favorite Songs of 2019

    22/11/2019 Duration: 13min

    Listen to this episode at 1x speed (and be aware of some strong language in the lyrics)! These are my top 10 favorite songs of the year. Grab the playlist on Apple Music if you want to add these to your collection today. https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/2019-top-10-songs/pl.u-pZarRF4ZK463

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