James is in his early 30s and is a passionate Apple fanboy, having been a Mac user for over 10 years. He also enjoys photography, the odd video game, far too much sci-fi and good music.
James became a Christian in his early teens and was baptised in a freezing cold river in the middle of Switzerland a few years later.
Episode | 1 September 2018 | 37 mins 42 secs
After a busy few months, Oli and James take things down a more chilled route for a shorter episode. We discuss electronic quizzes, The Chuckle Brothers, Facebook’s grip and even how cooking sausages can glorify God.
Episode | 1 August 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
apple, crispr, engineering, genetics, i9, intel, macbook pro, microsoft, surface go, thermal throttling
Recorded on 27th July 2018
James and Oli talk about beer-tasting AI, iOS 12’s new ‘Listen Live’ feature for the AirPods, the saga of the new 2018 MacBook Pros, Microsoft’s new Surface Go, some cool new bike lights, and then take a deep dive into the ethics of genetic engineering.
Episode | 1 July 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
binge watching, copyright, digital well-being, eu, ios 12, macbook keyboard, macos mojave, netflix, photography, public betas, sony a7 iii, talent, video, wwdc 2018, youtube
Recorded on 27th June 2018. Oli and James are joined by special guest Stephen to discuss photography, the Sony A7 mark 3, new EU copyright laws, Apple’s latest public betas, the repair program for MacBook keyboards and then we take a deep-dive into what digital wellbeing means for us as Christians.
Episode | 9 June 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
apple, ios, ipad, iphone, keynote, macos, mojave, privacy, shortcuts, siri, tvos, watchos, wwdc
A very much not so short circuit for you this time. We’ve just had Apple’s annual WWDC Keynote. James is joined by fellow podcaster and Fireside.fm user, Jonathan Bloom, to review the key points of Apple’s latest software announcements.
Episode | 1 June 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
apple, facebook, gdpr, imac, parenting, privacy, social media, surface hub 2, teensafe
Recorded on 25th May 2018: Benjamin, James and Oli get deep into what GDPR means, look into how social media drives us, the 20th anniversary of the iMac, Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 and technology for parenting.
Episode | 12 May 2018 | 58 mins 21 secs
amazon, apple, data, facebook, google, passwords, privacy, routers, security, updates, vpn, wifi
On the back of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica breaches, James sits down with longtime friend of the show, Joel Drapper, to have a good long talk about all things privacy and security.
Episode | 1 May 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
android, apple, apple pay, church of england, collection, customer service, imac pro, ios, linus tech tips, mac pro, pro workflow team, repairs, security
Recorded on Friday 27th April, 2018:
With Benjamin being unwell and unable to record this episode, Oli steps into the fray to record with James.
Episode | 29 April 2018 | 33 mins 6 secs
comments, content creation, privacy, product reviews, smart parking, startups, videos, youtube
James is joined by YouTuber Matt Schaefer, most well known for his MS Tech series of videos, to talk about all things YouTube and then to divert into Matt’s new startup, Vade.
Episode | 11 April 2018 | 51 mins 36 secs
a1200, a600, amiga, cd32, commodore, dma design, games, retro, team 17
Dan Wood from the Retrro Hour Podcast joins James to talk about the rise and fall of the Amiga from the mid-eighties to the early nineties. Lots of great nostalgia for this classic 16–bit home computer line.
Episode | 2 April 2018 | 2 hrs 7 mins
airpods, apple, china, convenience, hp, linux, mcafee, microsoft, nintendo switch, privacy, ps2, ps3, samsung, tunnelbear, vpn, windows 10
Recorded on Sunday 11th March, 2018:
Getting ready for Benjamin to take some time off in a few months, we order a new co-host and find his delivery to be incredibly speedy. This is a bumper episode of the show, so get comfortable and enjoy.
Episode | 15 March 2018 | 27 mins 43 secs
elon musk, falcon, iss, launch, mars, shuttle, space, space station, spacex
Hot on the back of the warp trail of episode 22, James talks to Austin Braun about space and the future of exploration.
Episode | 9 March 2018 | 32 mins 46 secs
4k, 8k, cameras, drones, interview, iphone, photography, smartphone, video
In our first episode of ‘Short Circuits’, our new interview style content, James talks to Cornelius about shooting video with an iPhone, the differences between shooting with a smartphone and a traditional camera, and we look forward to 8K content and the popularity of drones.