The BirchTree Podcast
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All the things I love but are not fit to print on BirchTree (not that that's a bad thing!).
||Clean018: C by GE's rocky first impressions||I got some new C by GE smart bulbs over the weekend and my first run with them is pretty shaky at best. We'll see how they grow on me, but my advice after one day is to stay away and spend a little more on Phillips Hue bulbs.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Reimagining the iOS lock screen||We're talking about the iOS lock screen again! Links: BirchTree Podcast episode 15: The next big thing in iOS notifications Concept: iOS 11 lock screen - BirchTree How location-based, persistent reminders could change the game for iOS -...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: When pros legitimately need more power||Okay, so due to some weird scheduling yesterday, I was able to record, but not post yesterday. If only I hadn't called out the day on numerous occasions in this one! I hope you can still accept me as I am. This episode is all about the very real...||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: The next big thing in iOS notifications||In which I run down my thought process when writing my piece on location-based, persistent notifications on iOS. How location-based, persistent reminders could change the game for iOS - BirchTree||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Horizon + Zelda = Heaven||We're in a very good couple of weeks for video games, and I had to take a few minutes to gush about them.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: I just find Android so damn boring||Quick episode today about my experience using Android Nougat over the past month. It's just not doing it for me.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Calendars as task managers||I have recently started using calendars to manage my tasks and it's working out surprisingly well so far! Today I walk through why it works better with my brain and his currently helping manage both my busy and non-busy time better. WWDC17 wallpapers...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Apple Pay is the best Apple service you're probably not using||I know a thing or two about payments, and Apple Pay is very impressive tech. Much like AirPods, Apple Pay is a simple idea executed incredibly well. I did my best to sum up why you should se this up on your iPhone today.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: The demise of premium hardware?||I discuss this argument that some people make about Apple being in a lot of trouble because their high-end hardware will cease to be an important differentiator in the near future as low-cost smartphones start to take off. If hardware is...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: You need to go find inspiration||Brief discussion on how I make the time to create all the content for BirchTree, and why there is no magic bullet for creating great content online.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Upgrading to Android Nougat||I upgraded my Mogot G4 to Android Nougat this week and have playing with the new things that the latest version of Android offers. My opinion is basically unchanged about Android, as this seems to be a nice, if unexciting release from Google.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Siri is no Scarlett Johansson w/ special guest G. Keenan Schneider||I'm happy to be joined by Keenan Schneider for this extra long episode of the show. We talk AirPods, AirPods, and why we love AirPods. It was a lot of fun! Follow Keenan on Twitter and find his other work at nooctothorpe.com.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Could YouTubers' video editing move to the iPad soon?||I don't think there's any good reason why Apple couldn't make a very capable version of Final Cut Pro X for the iPad Pro, and I think it could help with Apple's image of the iPad as a true desktop replacement.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: AirPods are a quietly brilliant product||My first impressions after a day with AirPods.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Final Fantasy 15's frustrating conclusion||I've gotten to the part of Final Fantasy 15 that every reviewer said is where the game goes off the rails, and boy where they right. This is a prime example of bad game design and I just had to talk about it for a little bit. Still a great game...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: I'm not saying PCs are going away soon, but...||I'm planting my flag in the sand for iOS and Android taking over more and more of the PC marketplace, until we're all saying "why did I need a PC again?"||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: 3 things I love about Android||In which I remind everyone who think's I'm somehow and iOS fanboy that I am using Android as my daily driver and really like some parts of Android.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: What do you want to talk about?||It's been too long, friends. Let's talk smart home stuff today.||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great podcast. Exactly what it says on the tin: small doses of technology news & related items. All episodes are under six minutes, so it's great for a quick walks, walking the dog, quick trips to the store, etc.
A great show covering the latest tech news by a smart host. The best part is how quick each episode is — there's plenty of multi-hour shows, but few that hit on the most interesting topics in just 5-10 minutes.