A journalist and a digital marketer tell you everything you need to know about the week's tech news in ten minutes or less.


  • 134: Death to the Butterfly Keyboard

    134: Death to the Butterfly Keyboard

    07/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    There's a new MacBook Pro, Tinder is adding video chat and Facebook unveils their new oversight board. Show Notes Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance -- Apple Newsroom Tinder will launch in-app video chats later this year --The Verge Announcing the First Members of the Facebook Oversight Board -- Facebook Oversight Board How a Facebook Bug Took Down Your Favorite iOS Apps -- Wired Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 133: May The Fourth Tweet With You

    133: May The Fourth Tweet With You

    30/04/2020 Duração: 10min

    Disney starts a Star Wars controversy on Twitter while Jay-Z fights against deepfakes and YouTube starts fact-checking. Show Notes Jay Z tries to use copyright strikes to remove deepfaked audio of himself from YouTube -- The Verge Disney isn’t trying to steal your Star Wars tweets --The Verge YouTube will now fact check COVID-19 searches in the U.S. -- TechCrunch Introducing Messenger Rooms and More Ways to Connect When You're Apart -- Facebook Newsroom   Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 132: Steps in the Right Direction

    132: Steps in the Right Direction

    16/04/2020 Duração: 09min

    Apple & Google collaborate on Contact Tracing, Facebook fights misinformation and there's a new iPhone SE, Show Notes Here’s how Apple and Google will track the coronavirus with Bluetooth - The Verge Facebook will add misinformation post to your newsfeed if you liked fake coronavirus news — BBC How Facebook can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic - Avaaz iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design - Apple The cheapest iPhone has a more powerful processor than the most expensive Android phone | Android Central Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 131: Emoji, Webcams  Couples

    131: Emoji, Webcams & Couples

    09/04/2020 Duração: 10min

    Coronavirus delays new emoji, webcams are sold out and Facebook wants to be a part of your relationship. Show Notes No one’s getting new emoji in 2021 because of the pandemic — The Verge Webcams have become impossible to find, and prices are skyrocketing — The Verge Laptop Webcam Showdown: MacBook Air? Dell XPS? They’re Pretty Bad — Wall Street Journal Facebook launches “Tuned” messaging app for couples — MacRumors Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 130: Zoom is Very Bad

    130: Zoom is Very Bad

    03/04/2020 Duração: 10min

    As social distancing continues due to COVID-19, we review video conferencing apps: Zoom, Houseparty, Messenger and Skype. Show Notes Zoom's 'Company Directory' feature pooled thousands of personal email addresses, exposing user data -- iMore Hacker finds another Zoom bug that can be used to take over your Mac -- iMore Lawsuit: Zoom illegally sold users' personal data -- CBS News Zoom's misleading encryption claims are just the latest problem for the popular service -- Six Colors The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started -- Wired How to delete your Zoom account -- Android Central How to prevent unwanted people from joining your Houseparty calls -- Android Central Houseparty offering $1 million for proof hacking rumors are smear campaign -- Android Central How to delete your Houseparty account --Android Central New Messenger Desktop App for Group Video Calls and Chats -- Facebook Newsroom Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 129: Telecommuting Tips

    129: Telecommuting Tips

    26/03/2020 Duração: 10min

    News is slow so we're sharing some of our favorite tips for telecommuting. Show Notes Using Quiet Hours in Microsoft Teams -- Its Partly Cloudy  Set default Do Not Disturb hours -- Slack Help Center Three Point Lighting Set-Up Diagram Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 128: With Trackpad!

    128: With Trackpad!

    20/03/2020 Duração: 10min

    The New iPad Pro has trackpad support and the tech industry is in self-quarantine due to the Coronavirus. Show Notes Conan O'Brien to Film Talk Show From Home Using iPhone — MacRumors Amazon suspends all shipments to its warehouses except medical supplies and ‘high-demand’ products — The Independent Trump Caught Google Off Guard With a Bogus Coronavirus Site Announcement — Wired Apple iPad Pro and MacBook Air (2020): Specs, Features, Price — Wired Here’s how the iPad’s new trackpad actually works — The Verge Apple limits bulk online purchases of iPhones amid coronavirus supply constraints -- CNBC Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 127: Coronavirus Conference Concerns

    127: Coronavirus Conference Concerns

    12/03/2020 Duração: 10min

    Tech conferences are getting cancelled left and right, major iOS 14 features were leaked and podcasting is getting shaken up. Show Notes Google I/O 2020 canceled over Coronavirus fears, will be held digitally -- Android Central  E3 2020 canceled due to coronavirus concerns -- Android Central Important GDC 2020 Update -- Gamasutra City of Austin Cancels SXSW March Events -- SXSW With iPhone SE 2 delayed indefinitely, source confirms Apple nixes rumored March event -- Cult of Mac Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info Page -- Santa Clara County Sophisticated mouse cursor support coming to iOS 14, new iPad Smart Keyboard models with trackpad -- 9to5 Mac iOS 14 Features New OCR Capabilities That Will Convert Handwritten Text From Apple Pencil Into Typed Text -- MacRumors Spotify’s Gimlet Media hires new Head of Content -- HotPod Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 126: Walmarts Secret Stuff

    126: Walmart's Secret Stuff

    27/02/2020 Duração: 10min

    Walmart is taking on Amazon, Facebook cancelled a conference and YouTube had a complicated week in court. Show Notes Facebook cancels F8 because coronavirus -- The Verge Walmart is working on Walmart+ -- Recode YouTube isn’t bound by the First Amendment -- Cnet Facebook will start paying users to voice train its Portal hardware, and you could earn cash -- Android Central Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 125: Lots of Problems

    125: Lots of Problems

    21/02/2020 Duração: 10min

    Google is under scrutiny, Trump may go after Huawei and Ring is taking major security steps. Show Notes FTC to review Google’s 2013 Waze acquisition as part of its antitrust sweep -- Android Central U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs -- Reuters Ring Finally Rolls Out Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication After Privacy Scandals -- Gizmodo The Spooky, Loosely Regulated World of Online Therapy -- Jezebel

  • 124: Petty Power Plays

    124: Petty Power Plays

    14/02/2020 Duração: 10min

    Trump's beef with Amazon reaches the courts, T-Mobile and Sprint Merge and the FTC starts digging through past mergers. Show Notes Netflix is Finally Letting You Turn Off Those Annoying Autoplay Previews -- MacRumors Judge tells Microsoft to halt working on Pentagon cloud contract -- CNN Business The court's decision to allow T-Mobile and Sprint to merge is clear: Sprint sucks -- The Verge Why the FTC Wants to Revisit Hundreds of Deals by Big Tech -- Wired Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 123: An Upbeat Week

    123: An Upbeat Week

    07/02/2020 Duração: 10min

    New advertising standards from Google and new Maps from Apple, plus FCC news! Show Notes Chrome will soon block the worst kind of video ads by default -- Android Central YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely -- Wired Apple delivers a new redesigned Maps for all users in the United States -- Apple Newsroom Wireless Carriers violated Federal Law by sharing consumer location data -- FCC Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 122: Privacy for a New Decade

    122: Privacy for a New Decade

    30/01/2020 Duração: 10min

    Vine is back! Also, Facebook is finally taking some steps forward on data privacy. Show Notes Byte (from the creators of Vine) is now Live -- Twitter Starting the Decade by Giving You More Control Over Your Privacy -- Facebook Newsroom Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Oversight Board May Kill His Political Ad Policy -- Wired Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 121: And Who Owns WhatsApp?

    121: And Who Owns WhatsApp?

    23/01/2020 Duração: 10min

    Details about the Bezos iPhone Hack, new Apple TV+ shows and a bunch of lawsuits. Show Notes U.N. Suggests Bezos’ Phone Was Hacked Using Saudi Crown Prince’s Account -- WSJ PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech -- Wired Apple Announces Release Dates for Several Upcoming Apple TV+ Shows -- MacRumors Upgrade #281: Your Historical Knowledge Has Been Noted

  • 120: Peacock Has Landed

    120: Peacock Has Landed

    17/01/2020 Duração: 10min

    NBC Universal announces Peacock, the EU mandates USB-C and Facebook makes some log-in changes. Show Notes The EU wants to mandate USB-C ports on smartphones -- Android Central Facebook will now alert you whenever your information is shared with third-party apps -- Android Central NBCUNIVERSAL UNVEILS PEACOCK, A FREE PREMIUM AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING SERVICE WITH SUBSCRIPTION TIERS -- NBCUniversal Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 119: CES 2020 Highlights

    119: CES 2020 Highlights

    09/01/2020 Duração: 10min

    Some of our favorite tech from the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. Show Notes Withings ScanWatch So...Samsung's apparently made artificial humans for CES 20 -- Android Central Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold is a $2,499 PC with a folding OLED screen -- The Verge Nurvv Run Waverly Labs brings Ambassador, a real-time interpreter, to CES 2020 -- Android Central Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 118: Bezel-Less Beauty

    118: Bezel-Less Beauty

    02/01/2020 Duração: 10min

    Samsung and LG are announcing new TVs at CES and Spotify is banning political ads. Show Notes Spotify to halt political ads on its platform next year -- Android Central Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance to Develop Open Standard for Smart Home Devices -- MacRumors We may have just gotten our first look at Samsung's nearly all-screen TV -- Business Insider There's a new version of LG's futuristic roll-up TV that hides in your ceiling and unrolls like a projector -- Business Insider Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 117: Travel Tech

    117: Travel Tech

    19/12/2019 Duração: 10min

    Tips, tricks and accessories to travel with all of your technology. Show Notes Overcast Playlist Shuffle Shortcut You're Wrong About Escaping Nxivm Don't Blame Me Just Between Us AirPods Mobile Passport Flight Aware Google Photos Twelve South TimePorter Belkin Universal Charging Cable Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 116: $52,000 Cheese Grater

    116: $52,000 Cheese Grater

    12/12/2019 Duração: 10min

    Apple releases the Mac Pro, Twitter tries Open Source and we play with Yap. Show Notes Mac Pro Roundup -- MacRumors Which Mac Pro will professionals actually buy? It’s not the $52,000 version -- Popular Science Jack Dorsey's Twitter thread on Project BlueSky Bluesky: Twitter Announces Effort to Build ‘Decentralized Standard for Social Media’ -- Daring Fireball Dave Winer on BlueSky -- Yap is the best new chatroom -- The Verge Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

  • 115: TikToks in Trouble

    115: TikTok's in Trouble

    05/12/2019 Duração: 10min

    TikTok faces two major lawsuits, Google's founders step down and the House legislates against robo-calls. Show Notes TikTok draws a class-action lawsuit over sending data to China -- BBC TikTok settles children’s data lawsuit one day after it was filed -- The Verge Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin relinquish control of Alphabet to CEO Sundar Pichai -- The Verge House passes TRACED Act to protect consumers from illegal robocalls -- Android Central Follow Us  Follow Emily on Twitter  Follow Taylor on Twitter

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