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Connected is a weekly panel discussion on Apple and the impact of technology on our lives. With each co-host having a unique background — and accent — Connected provides a perspective that no other show can. Hosted by Myke Hurley, Stephen Hackett, an...Show More

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Connected 233: AirDrop the Bass

1:40:43 | Mar 6th

Federico talks about the new MacStories Shortcuts Archive and the guys check in with iOS 12 halfway through its lifecycle.

Connected 232: The Unique Blend of Tattoos and Automation

1:19:54 | Feb 27th

After skipping follow-up, Myke and Federico try to explain the new USB branding, discuss fingerprint sensors and the merits of Evernote in 2019, and wish for apps that don’t exist (but should).

Connected 230: Here's the Thing About Code Names

1:37:52 | Feb 13th

Stephen solves a problem that has been plaguing the podcast, Federico has concerns about Apple's rumored news service and Myke is fighting a losing battle with AirPlay 2.

Connected 229: The Year of Stephen

1:22:19 | Feb 6th

Stephen was right, Angela is gone, Myke has a theory and Federico is automating his TV.

Connected 228: Oh No, Ovo!

1:36:52 | Jan 30th

Apple and Facebook try to outdo each other in who can have the more terrible week, and Stephen test drives the iPhone XR.

Connected 227: Caveats Ruin People

1:12:29 | Jan 23rd

After Stephen ruins the intro, Federico finally gets around to talking about his second iPad Pro and Myke shares a secret.

Connected 226: The Instagram Secret Society

1:36:57 | Jan 16th

The boys discuss a bunch of Apple products that may be receiving refreshes after years of neglect, including the iPad mini and iPod touch, then are taught how to edit photos like pros by Tyler Stalman.

Connected 225: The Bear Will Charge You

1:41:18 | Jan 9th

Stephen, Myke and Federico kick off 2019 with annual predictions, a look at Apple's recent TV moves and the most amazing Shortcut of all time.

Connected 224: 2018 in Review: The Wonder of Everything

1:37:25 | Dec 26th, 2018

A look back at 2018: our predictions and a review of the news that mattered, as well as some that didn't.

Connected 223: Damaged Beyond Delivery

1:24:25 | Dec 19th, 2018

Stephen priced out a MacBook Air, Myke almost got a new iPad stand and Federico reviewed Launch Center Pro 3.

Connected 222: Green Monday, Yellow Wednesday, Purple Thursday

1:24:15 | Dec 12th, 2018

Myke struggles to use Amazon's website, Stephen checks his heartbeat and Federico tinkers with keyboards for the iPad Pro.

Connected 221: Speak the Unspeakable Name

1:35:51 | Dec 5th, 2018

Myke, Federico and Stephen talk about their use of Shortcuts, Apple Music heading to the Amazon Echo and a bit of BREAKING NEWS.

Connected 220: Numeric Professional

1:19:30 | Nov 28th, 2018

Stephen and Federico walk through their new Mac mini setups, then Federico fights with iCloud in Radar #46282145. Please help.

Connected 219: Your Best Friend, Base64

1:21:01 | Nov 21st, 2018

Stephen formalizes a new show segment, Federico is making magic in Shortcuts and Myke has thoughts about picture frames.

Connected 218: My Thumb Is Now Useless

1:32:30 | Nov 14th, 2018

Federico and Myke thoroughly review the iPad Pro and its accessories – while eschewing the typical podcast format.

Connected 217: A Brief Moment in 1995

1:43:43 | Nov 7th, 2018

Federico looks back on his PowerBook 165, Myke sends a tweet and Stephen goes for a drive with Siri. The three also have a conversation about working on the iPad Pro, and how people respond to it.

Connected 216: The Honking Powers the Vehicles

1:55:27 | Oct 31st, 2018

The MacBook Air and Mac mini are alive, and the iPad Pro has taken a big step forward, but progress seems to come with larger price tags. The guys dive into all the news, after Federico reviews New York City.

Connected 215: Live from NYC: A Nightmare Level of Itching

1:26:51 | Oct 26th, 2018

Stephen and Myke are joined by Marco Arment for a live show in New York City. The three talk about the iPhone XR, the iPhones we loved the most, and what Apple could do to make us the happiest after its event next week.

Connected 214: The Californian Idea of Food

1:29:54 | Oct 17th, 2018

Stephen was wrong, and Myke demands an apology before explaining what makes up dust. The FileMaker world is considered, then Federico explains why he thinks the 🍕emoji is wrong. Lastly, Adobe and Palm are both in the news.

Connected 211: That's Enough to Shrink Some Jeans

1:22:48 | Sep 27th, 2018

The guys debate the Mac's future being tied to the quality of Marzipan apps before sharing their impressions of the iPhone XS Max and the Apple Watch Series 4. Some advice on how to listen to the show correctly is also shared.

Connected 210: Cold Feet Apple Blogger

1:35:35 | Sep 19th, 2018

Federico has published his iOS 12 review, and the boys get nerdy talking about Siri Shortcuts and some updated apps before Stephen talks about macOS Mojave's launch.

Connected 208: It’s Ugly and I Want It

1:17:44 | Sep 5th, 2018

New iPhones are just around the corner, so it's time to talk about rumors and solidify predictions.

Connected 207: The Best Easter Egg is You

1:22:56 | Aug 29th, 2018

Stephen struggles with vowels and Federico dreams about buying a Mac mini and Myke ponders the future of the Apple Pencil.

Connected 206: A High Appreciation for Winning

1:40:17 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Federico is back from vacation with a list of demands and opinions. Stephen posted a whole bunch of screenshots, and Myke is trying some new things with Twitter.

Connected 205: I Would Suffer Some Injury For Podcasting

1:31:44 | Aug 15th, 2018

Relay FM is four years old, so Stephen and Myke take on a wide range of listener questions about the company, podcasting and beards.

Connected 204: Tennessee Can’t Get Me

1:32:19 | Aug 8th, 2018

Stephen and Myke kick off iPhone and iPad rumor season, then talk through some recent app news and Apple’s cancellation of the App Store Affiliate Program.

Connected 203: Big Fancy Museum Boy

1:22:53 | Aug 1st, 2018

Myke is back, and comes with news of a new household robot, while Stephen reflects on his Macs, both old and new.

Connected 201: An Internal Fortnite

1:11:44 | Jul 18th, 2018

Federico bought an iPod touch, Nest and Instapaper both have new bosses and the world is finally getting the leg emoji it deserves.

Connected 200: An Occupational Hazard

1:21:18 | Jul 11th, 2018

Stephen is joined by Casey Liss and John Voorhees to discuss the 10th anniversary of the App Store, MobileMe's reputation and rumors of a busy fall for Apple's hardware teams.

Connected 199: Make Half of a Change

1:31:00 | Jun 26th, 2018

Myke and Stephen hold an intervention. Federico doesn’t have much to say about MacBook Pro keyboards. All three have hopes and dreams for future Apple audio products.

Connected 198: The Prompt

1:25:30 | Jun 20th, 2018

To celebrate five years of podcasting together, Myke, Federico and Stephen do what they do best: talk about iOS betas, ponder photo management and screw up a round robin.

Connected 197: Retire Hate for Negative Love

1:39:42 | Jun 13th, 2018

Recovered from WWDC, Myke previews his summer's work, Federico shares what he knows about Shortcuts and Stephen gets super nerdy about Dark Mode in macOS Mojave.

Connected 196: Live from WWDC 2018

1:18:01 | Jun 7th, 2018

In this very special live episode, Stephen is joined by Jason Snell and Serenity Caldwell to talk about macOS Mojave and Screen Time before going over the Happy-o-meter results and talking about Shortcuts with Myke and Federico.

Connected 195: A Conference for Liars

1:35:36 | May 30th, 2018

The WWDC Happy-o-meter is back! Come along with Stephen, Myke and Federico on a trail of joyful wishes and hopeful dreams.

Connected 194: Strike a Better Balance

1:22:12 | May 23rd, 2018

Myke and Federico talk about Spark 2, Castro 3, and Ticci's big article about his "Second Life."

Connected 193: They Belong to the World Now

1:16:05 | May 16th, 2018

The future of third-party Twitter apps looks grim, but is it the end of the road? Do class action lawsuits even matter? Should you use AirPods on planes? Does anyone like show descriptions written as hypothetical questions?

Connected 192: A Man of Movable Structure

1:21:59 | May 9th, 2018

This week, Federico is back to join Stephen and Myke to talk about iOS 13, as well as news out of Microsoft Build and Google I/O.

Connected 191: I'm Expecting to Have Problems

1:10:26 | May 2nd, 2018

This week, Stephen and Myke chat with John Voorhees about rumored products, dead products and Apple's Q2 results.

Connected 190: The Robot Should Keep Its Mouth Shut

1:05:02 | Apr 25th, 2018

Federico is gone, but the show had to to go on, so Stephen and Myke talk about the death of Liam, whatever is happening with Flickr and Amazon’s future robotic army.

Connected 189: Nah, Hummus!

1:31:22 | Apr 18th, 2018

Stephen and Myke are still recovering from a trip to Atlanta, and it shows in this discussion of the future of iOS and digital magazines. Federico thankfully saves the episode by sharing some about Drafts 5.

Connected 188: A Better Thing Than a No Thing

1:08:58 | Apr 11th, 2018

Apple has launched a (kinda) new iPhone, discussed the Mac Pro and saved the world. Big week!

Connected 187: On the Edge

1:12:52 | Apr 4th, 2018

This week, the trio ponder the future of Apple's Mac and iOS platforms and explore what merging them may look like before talking about a recent Apple hire.

Connected 186: I Move My Arms Around

1:19:34 | Mar 28th, 2018

The crew is back together, just in time to talk about the big questions around Apple’s education event, Apple Watch rumors and the frustrations of troubleshooting iCloud issues.

Connected 185: The Myke Hurley School of Excellence

1:16:45 | Mar 21st, 2018

Federico has taken over San Jose line watching, so Stephen gets to join Myke to talk about the long-rumored Beatles iPod, laptop cart repair and the eMac.

Connected 184: They Perfected It, Mum

1:11:16 | Mar 14th, 2018

WWDC is announced, Apple acquires a digital magazine service, and Myke and Federico discuss some ‘iOS Little Wonders’, because Stephen is away.

Connected 183: PodStorm

1:32:46 | Mar 7th, 2018

Stephen's family staged a HomePod intervention, Myke names his favorite Apple Watch apps, Apple kills off iTunes LP and Federico has some news.

Connected 182: Wireless Charging Denier

1:21:31 | Feb 28th, 2018

Federico and Myke slander Stephen's good name before talking about iPhone and headphone rumors and Amazon's acquisition of Ring.

Connected 181: Headspaced Against My Will

1:31:50 | Feb 21st, 2018

Federico has a surprise for the group, then goes on to teach about Things 3 before Stephen complains about its repeating task support. In a shocking turn of events, Myke has the need for a Mac app.

Connected 180: Our True Tiny Head Form

1:34:28 | Feb 14th, 2018

We have HomePod opinions, dreams about WWDC and an amazing new t-shirt.

Connected 179: The Tiny Head Pandemic

1:27:27 | Feb 7th, 2018

The boys are joined by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge to talk about a rash of App Store rejections regarding the use of emoji. After that, discussion turns to HomePod reviews and the possibilities of watchOS 5.

Connected 178: The Tiny Heads Trend

1:14:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

It's January, so it's time to spin up the iPhone rumor machine, but first Stephen and Federico consider what a "Snow Leopard" iOS release could look like. Lastly, one of them has switched to DuckDuckGo.

Connected 177: Whatever State Asparagus Is Born In

1:35:12 | Jan 24th, 2018

After wading through HomePod and iOS 11.3 news, the boys give a status report on how they're feeling about iOS 11 and High Sierra several months into running the releases.

Connected 176: A Kernel Panic at the Disco

1:20:17 | Jan 16th, 2018

What does the death of Transmit mean for pro apps on the iPad? Should Apple make a laptop that runs iOS? Does Myke understand how hypothetical questions work?

Connected 175: The Devil on my Shoulder

1:38:10 | Jan 9th, 2018

2018 is here, and so is Stephen’s new computer and our predictions for the next year. Also, CES is a thing.

Connected 174: 2017 In Review: I've Been Sitting on That Joke for Months

1:17:26 | Jan 2nd, 2018

We grade our predictions for 2017 before setting off on a trip down memory lane of the last twelve months of Apple news.

Connected 173: The Final Robin

1:18:25 | Dec 19th, 2017

Round out 2017 with fake apps and an anti-wishlist.

Connected 172: Shazamalo

1:16:15 | Dec 12th, 2017

Myke was surprised by Apple's Shazam acquisition, Ticci is living that 4K life and Stephen is thinking about an iMac Pro.

Connected 171: Leave it to Stephen

1:31:37 | Dec 5th, 2017

Apple’s had a rough week, Myke’s office is full of assistants and Federico is back with a new task manager and an iPhone X review.

Connected 169: Really Regular Nightstand

1:30:12 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Stephen is struggling with a lot of things and makes a task management confession, but Federico broke his iPhone X, so it all comes out in the wash. Oh, and Myke is gone, so don’t tell him he was right about the HomePod being delayed.

Connected 168: My Bedroom Has Become a Museum

1:25:21 | Nov 14th, 2017

Control Center is broken, Myke is broken and Spotify is broken.

Connected 167: Dissolving of the Plus Club

1:43:49 | Nov 7th, 2017

We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X.

Connected 166: The Warm Water of Bribery

1:32:57 | Oct 31st, 2017

iPhone X pre-orders are in, and reviews are out. There’s drama surrounding both.

Connected 165: Super Easy To Do a Top Case

1:42:32 | Oct 24th, 2017

Back in their respective countries, the boys gather around Skype to discuss an Italian mystery, another failing keyboard, the Pixel 2 XL and iPhone X pre-orders.

Connected 164: My Mother Has a Bunch of Keyboards

1:16:41 | Oct 16th, 2017

Live in Chicago, the boys discuss the Google Home Mini's rough launch, the future of AR at Apple and Federico's baker.

Connected 163: U2 Red

1:11:19 | Oct 10th, 2017

Stephen’s keyboard is disintegrating as Federico explains AirPlay 2, and Sonos and Google have new products out for the holiday season.

Connected 162: Daily Dongle Carry

1:17:37 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Federico makes a confession, the trio considers how Apple could improve Do Not Disturb and then Myke forgets how Round Robins work.

Connected 161: A Handbag? Face Cream? A Chainsaw?

1:37:36 | Sep 26th, 2017

Files on iOS 11 is taking shape, and some problems are emerging. Federico gets sad listening to the others talk about their watches, then slowly disappears as Stephen talks about macOS High Sierra.

Connected 160: Things Have Taken a Turn

1:56:12 | Sep 19th, 2017

Federico’s iOS 11 review is done. Stephen has an announcement. Myke makes a confession about his Apple TV remote.

Connected 159: Badman Ears

1:35:44 | Sep 13th, 2017

A day after Apple’s event, the boys come up for air long enough to talk about the most recent firmware leak, the dedication of Steve Jobs Theatre, the iPhone 8 — of course — the iPhone X.

Connected 158: The EchoSystem

1:37:37 | Sep 5th, 2017

Everyone is back, and it’s a good thing, because there’s lots of news: Siri has moved in with Craig, Alexa and Cortana are hanging out and the Apple September event looms large on the horizon.

Connected 157: Your Legacy Chooses You

1:10:11 | Aug 28th, 2017

Federico is back from the Genius Bar and joined by Stephen to discuss Time Machine and iCloud Backups, Apple's push with Swift education and SMS filtering in iOS 11.

Connected 156: Planet of the Podcasts

1:19:42 | Aug 21st, 2017

Myke and Federico discuss Apple's supposed budget for original content, reviews of the Essential Phone, Apple's iOS 11 marketing videos, and Federico's unexpected trip to the Genius Bar.

Connected 155: Desktop Screaming

1:09:01 | Aug 15th, 2017

Myke and Stephen sit down together to talk through a mountain of follow-up, consider Apple’s design options on the next iPhone and revisit App Store subscriptions.

Connected 154: Beta on the Beach

1:24:37 | Aug 8th, 2017

The avalanche of news from the HomePod firmware continues as speculation about the next iPhone becomes more and more sure.

Connected 153: Top-Notch Phone

1:18:33 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Stephen is sad about iPods. Federico is happy about iPads. Someone at Apple is probably unhappy about accidental leaks. Just another week.

Connected 152: British Man in a Van with a MacBook

1:30:54 | Jul 25th, 2017

Stephen tries to help Myke with his laptop as The Rock is having a great day with Siri. Then, Federico breaks down Siri changes coming this fall.

Connected 151: The Snapchat of Moving Plastic

1:23:05 | Jul 18th, 2017

Federico is busy chasing turtles, so Myke and Stephen get to talk about Echo rumors, phones you can squeeze, and macOS High Sierra.

Connected 150: The Turtle Anniversary

1:33:04 | Jul 11th, 2017

This week, faces are authenticating phones, iOS 11 is shaming apps for using location data and Federico is hard at work on his review.

Connected 149: Caramel

1:19:40 | Jul 4th, 2017

Will the next iPhone eschew TouchID for facial scanning? Is Stephen keeping his Echo Show? Can Ticci explain CoreML in a way that normal humans can understand?

Connected 148: The Grand Scheme of Screens

1:24:01 | Jun 27th, 2017

The Prompt Curse strikes again! Find out what has been struck down, as Myke and Federico discuss the current state of iOS 11, Ticci’s keyboard woes, reviews of the Echo Show, and ARKit.

Connected 147: I Wish We Could Be Friends in Real Life

1:17:18 | Jun 20th, 2017

This week: HomeKit changes coming in iOS 11, our approaches to running betas and Business Chat in iMessage.

Connected 146: Dubbed Dub Dub Follow Up

1:21:15 | Jun 13th, 2017

Recovering from San Jose, the boys wade through an ocean of follow up, then talk about the new iPads and review Planet of the Apps.

Connected 145: LEGO For Shortcuts

1:47:32 | Jun 6th, 2017

Live from San Jose, the trio talk about the news from a little event known as WWDC.

Connected 144: The Barometer of Happiness

1:48:57 | May 30th, 2017

With WWDC just around the corner, the Connected trio share their hopes and dreams for Apple’s keynote.

Connected 143: Super Sleuthing

1:13:24 | May 23rd, 2017

Stephen has launched a membership, Apple wants people to switch from Android and future hardware is starting to leak. Then, a roundup of the services we use to keep our companies running smoothly.

Connected 142: A Trip to Barcelona

1:31:14 | May 19th, 2017

Federico has published his iOS 11 wish list, and the group goes deep on what Apple should do with the iPad’s software. Stephen manages to quickly sneak in a confession.

Connected 141: The Espresso Debacle

1:09:20 | May 9th, 2017

The band is back together just in time to talk about Federico's new iPhone case, the Echo Show, Phil Schiller's comments on App Store upgrade pricing and more.

Connected 140: Elaborate System of Mirrors

1:07:25 | May 2nd, 2017

Myke is putting wax seals on everything, and Stephen is backing documentaries about antique computing devices. Once that’s finished, the two talk about Apple’s rumored Siri-in-a-Canister product and Amazon’s recent Alexa news.

Connected 139: Artisanally-Raised, Hand-Crafted Yaks

1:15:29 | Apr 25th, 2017

Casey Liss comes to set Federico straight about Plex. Then, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple's recent environmental push, the changes coming to the iTunes Affiliate Program and AppStories, Federico's new podcast and website.

Connected 138: Modern Day Moses

1:32:49 | Apr 18th, 2017

Myke is back. Gurman is back. iPhone rumors and iPad wish lists are back.

Connected 137: Fancy Screwdrivers

1:15:04 | Apr 11th, 2017

With Myke pondering life in the woods, Stephen and Federico talk about Clips and what the Mac and iPad can learn from each other before quizzing each other on their preferred platforms in a battle for eternal nerd glory.

Connected 136: Metaphysical Garbage Disposal

1:16:27 | Apr 4th, 2017

Apple comes clean on what’s going on with the Mac Pro, but Federico still isn’t buying one. Myke gets excited about new Samsung phones and Stephen feels old when thinking about Twitter.

Connected 135: This Might Be Our Fault

1:32:43 | Mar 28th, 2017

Workflow has been purchased by Apple and everyone has feelings about it.

Connected 134: Minimum Viable Keynote

1:23:49 | Mar 21st, 2017

Federico is wandering the wilderness in search of new iPad Pro hardware, so Stephen and Myke break down today’s news before apologizing to everyone.

Connected 133: The Italian Word for Spoon

1:28:27 | Mar 14th, 2017

Apple has a new ad, Casey has an iMac, Ticci watches TV and everyone has workflows.

Connected 132: Fun Conjecture Hour

1:31:21 | Mar 7th, 2017

This week, Stephen talks about a possible iMac Pro while his co-hosts play Zelda. They come back to _round robin_ some things that they find frustrating about working from iOS and the iPad.

Connected 131: The High School Reunion of Phones

1:30:46 | Feb 28th, 2017

This week, Stephen yells at the cloud, Myke gets new emojis and Federico speaks wisdom to the masses.

Connected 130: San Frosé

1:18:54 | Feb 21st, 2017

This week, Stephen and Myke talk about the whirlwind of iPhone rumors and where they keep their data before Myke is joined by a special guest.

Connected 129: Game of Sorrow

1:25:35 | Feb 14th, 2017

This week, Stephen tries something new, Federico talks about camping, and Myke looks forward to a new television show.

Connected 128: Better Pizza and Better Pasta

1:27:27 | Feb 7th, 2017

Myke has caused a chain-reaction of purchases, Stephen talks about the PowerPC transition and Federico tries some apps.

Connected 127: Let's Go to the Theatre, My Dear

1:36:16 | Jan 31st, 2017

Stephen is away on an important mission. He left Myke and Federico behind to discuss the financial decline of Fitbit, and what's missing from iOS 10.3. Myke also has some follow up about sleeping and lightbulbs, and Federico has …

Connected 126: iPhone ∞

1:17:44 | Jan 24th, 2017

Federico’s back, Stephen is the Mac mini Spokesperson and Myke needs to buy some stuff.

Connected 125: Tiny Adorable Fort

1:39:02 | Jan 17th, 2017

Dan Moren joins Stephen and Myke to follow-up on microblogging, then talk about home assistants, Apple’s television dreams and the Mac mini.

Connected 124: A Bunch of Enterprising Italians

1:28:15 | Jan 10th, 2017

This week, the aging hosts of Connected remember their first reactions to the iPhone and talk about the value of independent blogging.

Connected 123: 2017 Apple Predictions

1:08:05 | Jan 4th, 2017

Myke, Federico and Stephen draft their predictions for Apple’s 2017 before talking a little bit about some resolutions for the new year, tech-related and otherwise.

Connected 122: 2016: Big, Heavy and Vaguely Disappointing

1:35:06 | Dec 20th, 2016

With 2016 (finally) drawing to a close, the Connected trio hop in their time machine and revisit the biggest tech stories of the last 12 months.

Connected 121: Software Update Therapy

1:06:17 | Dec 13th, 2016

AirPods are shipping, Mario needs the Internet and Myke has a story.

Connected 120: Perennial State of Worrying

1:07:45 | Dec 6th, 2016

Federico is back with some new purchases in tow. Stephen published a book. Myke wants more from his Echo. Everyone has wishes for iOS 10.

Connected 119: Tiered Levels of Surprise

1:04:49 | Nov 29th, 2016

This week, Stephen and Myke talk about CNN’s acquisition of Beme before answering questions about Relay FM, self employment and Casey Liss.

Connected 118: Master Transclusion Table

1:24:20 | Nov 22nd, 2016

This week Federico and Myke discuss the Google Daydream VR headset, how Instagram is becoming even more like Snapchat, Apple's Holiday ad, the advancement of the iPad Pro, and iA Writer.

Connected 117: A Friend of Your Uncle of Your Cousin

1:00:42 | Nov 15th, 2016

This week, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple's new book, the Touch Bar's potential and Snapchat possibly paving the way for future Apple glasses.

Connected 116: Undead Zombie Echo Fish

1:06:42 | Nov 8th, 2016

Myke is back to talk about dongles. Stephen has opinions about the Mac Pro. Federico is trying a new notes app.

Connected 115: Out in the Real World

1:05:15 | Nov 2nd, 2016

This week: Stephen's new MacBook Pro, Federico's new Amazon Echo Dot and the future of everything.

Connected 114: Two and Half Macs

1:35:58 | Oct 27th, 2016

Hello again. The Connected trio have just wrapped up watching Apple’s Mac event and are here to talk about the news and share some first impressions.

Connected 113: Here is Smart Phone

1:03:53 | Oct 18th, 2016

This week, Myke goes to the Apple Store, the group reads Pixel reviews and Federico brings back Weekly Picks.

Connected 112: Make a Little Friendship

53:28 | Oct 11th, 2016

This week, the Connected trio tackle iCloud storage limitations, iPhone reviews and changes made to some big iOS apps.

Connected 111: Riding Down a Hill on a Bicycle with Square Wheels

1:33:03 | Oct 4th, 2016

Stephen returns to talk about candles before the trio dive into Google’s new hardware products.

Connected 110: Swimsuits and Sunglasses For Dogs

1:28:56 | Sep 27th, 2016

This week Federico struggles to use the new W1-enabled Beats with his new iPhone 7, Myke shares some thoughts on Snapchat Spectacles, and Stephen is away so the Europeans join Snapchat on-air.

Connected 109: A Notable Apple Hisssssstorian 📱🐍

1:36:16 | Sep 20th, 2016

It’s a busy week at Connected HQ: cyclists are drowning, iPhones are hissing and macOS Sierra is shipping.

Connected 108: Confusion as a Discovery Mechanism

1:18:20 | Sep 13th, 2016

iOS 10 is here, and Federico has written the definitive review of it.

Connected 107: Bathtub Full of Espresso

1:43:24 | Sep 8th, 2016

Stephen and Federico walk through Apple's September 7 event.

Connected 106: Running in Gucci Shoes

1:35:44 | Aug 30th, 2016

With a week to go before Apple’s fall event, the Connected Trio gather from their respective lands to discuss the possibilities of new Apple Watch models, new Macs and Apple’s situation in Ireland.

Connected 105: What Does Done Mean?

1:12:09 | Aug 26th, 2016

Federico’s back, so the power of The Prompt Curse has been restored. Picturelife is dead, Ping is in headlines and iOS 10 is closer than ever.

Connected 104: Our Anniversary Birthday

1:08:30 | Aug 18th, 2016

On the second anniversary of Relay FM, Myke and Stephen (who is suffering from a terrible case of laryngitis) talk about iPhone rumors before answering questions about the podcast network.

Connected 103: No Such Thing as a Sticker Emergency

1:35:00 | Aug 8th, 2016

Before Federico heads to the beach for many months of vacation, the guys talk about iPad keyboards, Dropbox Paper and Instagram Stories before answering listener questions.

Connected 102: Zwidge

1:28:44 | Aug 2nd, 2016

This week: new iPad keyboards, old ways of listening to music and a lot of emoji talk.

Connected 101: Best Represent Pineapple

1:07:25 | Jul 26th, 2016

In a stunning break with tradition, Connected tackles the multi-iPad lifestyle and photo management in this week's episode.

Connected 100: Tepid Takes

1:26:48 | Jul 19th, 2016

On the centennial episode of Connected, the crew covers #TicciMentee program applications, checks out Scrivener for iOS and considers iOS 10's widgets and privacy features.

Connected 99: European Exotic

1:09:15 | Jul 14th, 2016

For episode 99, listener Nathan sent in the best follow-up of all time. After that, the boys talk about Stephen's PowerBooks, Myke's two-factor authentication pains and Federico's new line of work.

Connected 98: My Brain is Cruising eBay at Night

1:14:02 | Jul 5th, 2016

This week, Federico was late to the show so Stephen got to talk about Hackintoshes before the new beta of iOS 10 dropped and rocked the Europeans to their core.

Connected 97: 70% Optimistic

1:15:14 | Jun 28th, 2016

Federico's back, to talk about iOS 10 and Messages while Stephen gets sad about his Thunderbolt Display.

Connected 96: Simplified the Paradigm

1:12:33 | Jun 21st, 2016

With post-WWDC flu raging throughout Europe, most of the Connected crew talks about the winners and losers of WWDC including watchOS, macOS Sierra and the iPad.

Connected 95: RelayCon WWDC 2016

1:09:26 | Jun 14th, 2016

The Relay FM family comes together in San Francisco to discuss the WWDC announcements in front of a live audience.

Connected 94: I Have No Idea When WWDC Is

1:25:36 | Jun 8th, 2016

This week, our WWDC predictions take a back seat to major changes coming to the App Stores.

Connected 93: The Funky Honeycomb

1:08:55 | May 31st, 2016

The team catches up on pre-WWDC rumors concerning MacBook Pros, the Apple TV and Siri.

Connected 92: My Relationship with the Status Bar

1:34:15 | May 24th, 2016

This week Federico takes Myke on a tour of his experience with Android.

Connected 91: Developer Festival

1:25:42 | May 19th, 2016

The boys talk about Google’s I/O announcements and Federico drops a bombshell.

Connected 90: A Set of Unlucky Coincidences

48:59 | May 10th, 2016

Stephen’s collected all the iMacs, there’s a new shirt and things are happening with Apple Music. Pretty normal week.

Connected 89: The People v. Myke Hurley

1:22:55 | May 3rd, 2016

Stephen is back with an assignment for Federico and Myke, but first: changes come to Withings, auto-correct and Apple Music.

Connected 88: The Perception of Trouble

1:03:03 | Apr 27th, 2016

With Stephen away hunting iMacs, Federico and Myke discuss Apple's earnings report for Q2 2016.

Connected 87: Ticci on the Scene

1:05:33 | Apr 19th, 2016

A sleep-deprived Myke joins Federico and Stephen to talk about WWDC, new MacBooks and App Store search.

Connected 86: A Tangerine in my Trunk

1:27:47 | Apr 12th, 2016

This week, Myke speaks about his two-iPad setup, Federico discusses his Telegram usage and Stephen interviews Kristen Gallerneaux from The Henry Ford Museum about their working Apple I.

Connected 85: Pokédex of iMacs

1:22:48 | Apr 5th, 2016

Myke is back, and has a surprise for Stephen and Federico. After they recover, the trio talk about the current state of home automation and the iMac’s place in the world.

Connected 84: House of Cards Meets Xcode

1:00:42 | Mar 29th, 2016

This week, Stephen and Federico talk about Apple's new push into content, iOS 9.3 woes and the purpose of beta testing.

Connected 83: It Looked Like a Liam

1:48:09 | Mar 22nd, 2016

In the aftermath of Apple’s iPhone SE and iPad Pro event, the boys assemble to talk the news, Stephen’s growing army of iMac G3s and Apple’s naming struggles.

Connected 82: All Things Pizza

1:08:34 | Mar 15th, 2016

Federico weighs in on the great pineapple pizza debate, then the conversation moves to Android N, the future of the Mac and iOS text editors.

Connected 81: Don't be scared, Myke. Go on.

1:31:37 | Mar 8th, 2016

This week Myke and Federico share a potpourri of topics including FlexBright, malware creeping in to BitTorrent clients, Workflow, and rich text. Federico then covers the current state of text editors on iOS.

Connected 80: I'm Like a Butterfly

1:19:57 | Mar 1st, 2016

This week, Myke and Federico console Stephen over the Mac mini before discussing Siri and the next version of iOS.

Connected 79: We Didn't Stream Live and There Was No Showbot

1:23:54 | Feb 24th, 2016

The whole gang is back this week to discuss Stephen’s semi-smart watch, Federico’s annual iPad checkup and more.

Connected 78: The Nostalgia of the Underdog

1:12:18 | Feb 17th, 2016

This week, Federico and Myke discuss the Amazon Echo, Tim Cook’s letter to the FBI and Apple executives on The Talk Show.

Connected 77: This Feels Like Therapy To Me

1:14:12 | Feb 9th, 2016

This week, Federico and Stephen discuss the culture surrounding app updates and answer some listener questions.

Connected 76: Dreaming is Enough

1:13:51 | Feb 2nd, 2016

This week, Stephen and Federico talk about Stephen's 20th Anniversary Mac, Airmail, Federico's new NAS and the iPad Air 3.

Connected 75: Explosion of Glue and Colors

1:21:50 | Jan 26th, 2016

This week, the Connected crew talk about Myke’s new security system, Podcasts.app on the Apple TV, iPhone 5se rumors, Garageband and Crashlands.

Connected 74: Orange Light, Blue Light

1:14:06 | Jan 19th, 2016

This week in the warm glow of Night Shift, the boys talk about Federico and Stephen’s recent forays into video editing on iOS and the Mac.

Connected 73: Capital D for the Big Smile

1:19:32 | Jan 12th, 2016

This week, the boys dive into iOS 9.3 with the help of Fraser Speirs.

Connected 72: What's a Heart, Really?

1:20:49 | Jan 5th, 2016

This week, the boys talk about how Apple could differentiate the next big iPhone and check back in on iOS 9 after several months of daily usage.

Connected 71: 2015 Year in Review

1:35:21 | Dec 29th, 2015

Here at the end of the year, the boys take a look back at the news and stories of 2015.

Connected 70: TicciDo

1:19:53 | Dec 18th, 2015

This week, people are nose tapping, Dropbox is sunsetting and Myke is colo(u)ring.

Connected 69: Snoozepocalypse

1:11:58 | Dec 8th, 2015

Gathered in mourning over Mailbox and Carousel, Federico, Myke and Stephen wallow their way through some follow-up and Apple’s latest accessories.

Connected 68: The Opposite of Perfect

1:19:41 | Dec 1st, 2015

This week, Stephen and Federico talk about the Mac App Store, iCloud Photo Library and (sigh) iPhone 7 rumo(u)rs.

Connected 67: Being in Charge of a Space Rocket

1:32:32 | Nov 24th, 2015

This week, Federico talks about how he is changing his automation workflows with 1Writer and Workflow, and Myke talks about his Apple Pencil review.

Connected 66: I'm Holding a Billboard

1:32:32 | Nov 17th, 2015

This week, the guys talk about their iPad Pros and what the device means for the future.

Connected 65: The iPad Pro Review

1:55:48 | Nov 11th, 2015

Federico talks to Myke and Stephen about the iPad Pro.

Connected 64: We Hugged a Lot

1:20:39 | Nov 4th, 2015

Whilst Stephen is away tinkering with his new Android phone, Federico and Myke are here to talk about Twitter's change from 'faves' to 'likes', Sunrise becoming part of Outlook, Apple TV apps, and what happened when your european…

Connected 63: The App Is Named App

1:23:04 | Oct 27th, 2015

This week, Stephen is questioned about his growing Apple collection, Myke wonders why he bought an Apple TV and Federico ponders his iPad future.

Connected 62: Siri Like the Butler

1:17:18 | Oct 20th, 2015

This week, Stephen and Federico talk about iWork, Notes and HomeKit before being greeted by Federico's plumber.

Connected 61: The Confidence to go Gold

1:22:10 | Oct 13th, 2015

This week, Federico butchers many languages and uses a smaller phone, Myke orders a new iMac and Stephen gets upset about hard drives.

Connected 60: Driving on a Vespa in a Landscape of Pastel Colors

1:25:58 | Oct 6th, 2015

This week on Connected: Apple’s new Watch ads, cell phone carries and the return of #ConnectedQA.

Connected 59: Built for Experimentation

1:18:26 | Sep 29th, 2015

This week, the guys talk about their new iPhones, 3D Touch and El Capitan.

Connected 58: Wake up in a Gentle Mood

1:05:06 | Sep 22nd, 2015

This week on Connected: the birth of follow-in, more thoughts on iPad Pro apps and a discussion of the new Apple TV.

Connected 57: Every Time a Gentleman

1:09:05 | Sep 15th, 2015

With Myke chilling in Portland, Stephen and Federico talk through the iPad Pro and Club MacStories.

Connected 56: My Feeling About This is That I'm Jealous

1:09:57 | Sep 8th, 2015

On the eve of the Apple event, the boys talk about the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s new Twitter account, the state of rumors and MacStories’ Slack workflow.

Connected 55: Whatever it's Called This Week

1:15:52 | Sep 1st, 2015

This week, the guys take a look at the growing number of Apple TV rumors.

Connected 54: Tim is the New Cook

1:14:39 | Aug 25th, 2015

This week, the band is reunited as Federico returns to discuss the iPad Pro and humans in the real world.

Connected 53: Go Down the Pole and Run to the Fire

1:15:08 | Aug 18th, 2015

This week, Stephen and Myke are joined by David Sparks to talk about Relay FM’s first anniversary, the MacBook and the Apple Music Festival.

Connected 52: Random Pressure Lottery

1:34:19 | Aug 11th, 2015

This week, Federico returns to discuss Force Touch on the iPhone with Stephen and Myke, then the trio discuss the upcoming iOS 9 review on MacStories.

Connected 51: Ironic Heartbeats

1:12:09 | Aug 4th, 2015

This week: the end of iCloud Drive follow-up, the start of Stephen’s independent life, a super-late Apple Watch review and the return of “weekly” picks.

Connected 50: The Edition Episode

1:28:35 | Jul 28th, 2015

On the golden anniversary of Connected, the crew sits down to talk about Apple Pay in the UK, Apple News and RSS before sharing a little about how they write articles and prepare for podcasts.

Connected 49: The Year of Now For You

1:25:28 | Jul 23rd, 2015

This week, the Connected gang talk about the iOS 9 beta, new iPods and what the future may hold for the iPad.

Connected 48: Vast Emptiness of Nothing

1:19:51 | Jul 14th, 2015

This week, Stephen and Myke discuss Apple Pay coming to the U.K., NASA’s imagery of Pluto and Twitter’s iOS apps before Myke quizzes Stephen about his backup strategy.

Connected 47: Bingo Machine for Schedules

1:28:51 | Jul 8th, 2015

This week, the guys talk about Stephen “going indie,” Apple Music, and Federico’s second Apple Watch.

Connected 46: It’s Not a Feature; It’s a Feeling

1:15:42 | Jul 2nd, 2015

This week, the Connected crew is reunited to talk about Stephen’s trip to space, Federico’s iOS 9 review, and Apple Music.

Connected 45: I'm Afraid of Snakes

1:31:38 | Jun 23rd, 2015

This week Federico and Myke are joined by David Smith to talk about how WWDC felt for developers, the effect of a public beta for iOS, reminders on iOS 9, and Taylor Swift.

Connected 44: Ignorance By Design

1:26:41 | Jun 16th, 2015

This week the Europeans are going it alone to talk about the new iOS Notes app, iOS 9 on the iPad, Editorial 1.2, and whether WatchKit should have existed.

Connected 43: We Should Start a Bank Rumours Website

1:45:14 | Jun 10th, 2015

(Mostly) live from San Francisco, the guys talk about all things WWDC 2015, including new versions of OS X and iOS, improvements to the iPad and the introduction of Apple Music.

Connected 42: Intellectual Ambiguity

1:15:49 | Jun 2nd, 2015

This week, Stephen and Myke talk to Russell Ivanovic about Google Photos and then go on to make their WWDC predictions.

Connected 41: Seven Minutes of Empty Exercise

1:23:12 | May 26th, 2015

This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen follow-up on a bunch of various topics before discussing Spotify, Flipboard and Jony Ive’s new job title.

Connected 40: Nose Scrolling: I Do Not Condone This

1:36:56 | May 19th, 2015

This week the Europeans are joined by Sam Soffes to follow up on Redacted for Mac, before discussing Federico's thoughts on the Apple Watch.

Connected 39: All Fancy and 2.0

1:12:38 | May 12th, 2015

This week, the guys talk about the state of the Mac App Store and share their hopes and dreams for iOS 9.

Connected 38: June is the New Christmas

1:26:51 | May 5th, 2015

This week, the Europeans and Stephen are joined by Christina Warren to discuss Microsoft’s move in the mobile space and how it relates to iOS. Then, they talk about third-party Apple Watch bands and what Apple could do with Beats…

Connected 37: Artisanal Emoji

1:45:32 | Apr 28th, 2015

This week, the boys break down Apple’s Q2 results and walk with Myke as he spends a day with Apple Watch.

Connected 36: My Technique, but in France

1:32:57 | Apr 21st, 2015

This week, Federico, Stephen and Myke discuss Apple Watch shipments, search on Android, Chrome on iOS and music on the go.

Connected 35: The Popsicle Rumor

1:37:14 | Apr 14th, 2015

This week, the boys are joined by Jason Snell to talk about Photos.app, then wrap up “Becoming Steve Jobs.”

Connected 34: Crazy Uncle Figure

1:44:32 | Apr 9th, 2015

With Myke back from vacation, the trio returns to action to discuss MacBook and Apple Watch reviews before tackling “Becoming Steve Jobs."

Connected 33: The RoboCop of Apple Watches

1:06:16 | Apr 1st, 2015

This week, Stephen and Federico are joined by David Smith to talk about Tim Cook and WatchKit apps.

Connected 32: I Misplaced That Civil War

1:27:35 | Mar 24th, 2015

This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico talk about some Italian history, TeleText’s current state in Sweden and then answer listener questions.

Connected 31: They're My Clapping Phones

1:30:03 | Mar 17th, 2015

This week, the boys talk about Apple Watch apps, Force Touch Trackpads, the Apple Store and Apple’s past (and possible future) moves in television. Oh, and Teletext.

Connected 30: To America and Back

1:42:46 | Mar 11th, 2015

On the heels of Apple’s Spring Forward event, the boys talk about Federico’s trip to San Francisco, the new MacBook, the Apple Watch and more.

Connected 29: I Do Love a Good Launch Partner

1:33:41 | Mar 3rd, 2015

This week, Federico, Myke and Stephen revisit their thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus and many other things before moving onto March’s Apple Watch event and Federico’s recent health article.

Connected 28: The Color of Myke's Eyes

1:27:04 | Feb 24th, 2015

This week, the boys discuss the iOS setup process and the possibly-confusing nature of the Apple Watch’s multiple variations before Stephen and Federico share their thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Connected 27: Jony Magic Table

1:18:04 | Feb 18th, 2015

This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen cover Jony Ive, Project Titan and iOS extensions.

Connected 26: I Disagree with Myself

1:40:05 | Feb 11th, 2015

This week, the guys talk about Sunrise, ChromeOS, Photos.app and Tim Cook’s remarks at the Goldman Sachs Conference.

Connected 25: The Microsoft of Ourselves

1:17:12 | Feb 4th, 2015

To celebrate the show’s silver anniversary, the boys talk about Stephen’s shownote museum, Myke’s Mac Pro and Federico’s iPad Air 2.

Connected 24: A Whole Website in the Palm of Your Hand

2:56:24 | Jan 27th, 2015

Five years later, Federico, Myke and Stephen re-visit Steve Jobs’ announcement of the original iPad.

Connected 23: Total Dude, with His Surface Hub

1:30:50 | Jan 21st, 2015

This week Federico and Myke talk about Windows 10, Windows Holographic and unsubscribing from web services. The boys also consider the effect that old browsers are having on the show.

Connected 22: Mac Skills, iOS Skills, and Myke

1:23:15 | Jan 14th, 2015

This week, the Europeans and Stephen discuss some follow-up then move on to some fake Blackberry news, smartwatch companion apps and RSS.

Connected 21: 50% my Duty

1:26:42 | Jan 7th, 2015

To ring in 2015, the boys spend some time with weird old browsers, Hackintoshes, the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air and Federico’s attempts to reinvent his nerd life.

Connected 20: The Illusion of Choice

1:40:13 | Dec 30th, 2014

At the end of 2014, Stephen and Myke reflect on what proved to be a wild year in technology.

Connected 19: Click on the Blue E

1:42:48 | Dec 23rd, 2014

This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico tackle a mountain of listener questions and are cast in ‘Connected: The Motion Picture.’

Connected 18: Conceptually Sad

1:35:41 | Dec 17th, 2014

This week, the boys talk about photo management, iOS workflows and smart watches. Shocking, right?

Connected 17: On Principle, I Shunned These Ideas

1:22:11 | Dec 10th, 2014

This week, Federico, Myke and what’s left of Stephen discuss some Evernote follow-up, recent App Store drama and what’s going on with Twitter clients.

Connected 16: Spinning Down This Rolodex

1:31:44 | Dec 3rd, 2014

Stephen, Myke and Federico discuss accents, social networks, web browsers and the Today widget fiasco. Myke has a headache again.

Connected 15: Poster Child for Power Apps

1:31:35 | Nov 26th, 2014

This week, the boys are back to discuss Federico’s use of a remote Mac mini for weird tasks and Stephen’s new Pebble before debating Twitter’s new App Graph.

Connected 14: The Old Mac Paladin

1:25:57 | Nov 19th, 2014

This week, Myke escaped. Federico and Stephen talk about Twitter and WatchKit, then debate productivity for a while before realizing the irony of it.

Connected 13: Dig Up an App

1:28:39 | Nov 12th, 2014

This week, Stephen explains Net Neutrality to the Europeans, Myke explains YouTube Music and why Evernote Context doesn’t bother him before Federico explains how bit rot in the App Store makes him sad.

Connected 12: Come Grocery Shopping With Me

1:37:42 | Nov 5th, 2014

This week Federico and Myke talk a *little* about photo storage solutions, before discussing the widgets in their Today Views, what's on Federico's iPad home screen and his impressions of the iPad Air 2.

Connected 11: Ruining Lives With Perspective

1:29:30 | Oct 29th, 2014

This week, after saving Greenland, Federico, Stephen and Myke compare and contrast what’s on their iPhone home screens.

Connected 10: An Italian Stephen

1:20:56 | Oct 22nd, 2014

This week, the boys discuss the ever-expanding iPad line and Stephen yells about Yosemite.

Connected 9: A War of Semantics

1:18:44 | Oct 15th, 2014

This week, Myke, Federico and Stephen debate what’s after the Post-PC era, the future of the iPad and Federico’s true feelings about OS X.

Connected 8: Squidges

1:17:39 | Oct 8th, 2014

Stephen and Myke revisit the Twitter and Health apps, then discuss the current state of iOS 8, the Pebble’s future and Apple’s upcoming press event.

Connected 7: A Briefcase Full of Kbase

1:32:23 | Oct 1st, 2014

This week, Stephen, Myke and Federico talk about Paris, Apple’s busted Health App, the death (and rebirth) of the Camera Roll and Twitter apps.

Connected 6: The Divine Comedy of Homescreens

1:39:21 | Sep 23rd, 2014

This week Federico expands upon his iOS 8 coverage and Myke talks about his new iPhone 6 Plus.

Connected 5: Nothing Was Sacred

1:23:58 | Sep 17th, 2014

This week, Federico and Stephen discuss iOS 8 and some of their favorite things developers are doing with it.

Connected 4: Stabbed by a Glass Corner

1:38:17 | Sep 10th, 2014

This week, the boys tackle the new iPhones, Apple Pay and Apple’s entry into the wearable market with Apple Watch.

Connected 3: Double Secret Briefing Area

1:16:41 | Sep 3rd, 2014

Jason Snell joins Stephen and Myke to discuss Apple’s upcoming September 9th event.

Connected 2: The Pasta and The Pizza and The Sauce

1:29:06 | Aug 27th, 2014

This week, Federico, Myke and Stephen follow up on the history of the iPod, then discusses software and hardware that are helping them get in better shape.

Connected 1: Mindset of 2001

1:45:49 | Aug 18th, 2014

Federico, Myke and Stephen discuss the origin and evolution of the iPod.