episodes featuring Jae Bloom

Apple

Crushing It!

James and Jae are joined by Alex Lowe for another Apple Event roundup. We look at all the new iPad goodness, play ‘Choose The Pencil’ and even explain why WiFi 7 being AWOL isn’t such a big deal.

Fediverse

Hosting a Mastodon

James and Jae are joined by Hugo, the one man army behind Masto.host, to talk about the challenges that come with hosting multiple Mastodon instances for a wide range of communities. We also explore why having your own instance may be something to consider.

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AI

Educating AI

James and Jae are joined by returning guests, Prof. Catherine Flick and Zack, to talk about the challenges of AI in academia, and how taking a ChatGPT shaped shortcut nearly cost Zack his high-school graduation.

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Browsers

Build-A-Browser

James and Jae are joined by Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Vivaldi. Jon shares his experience with building two different browsers, the early days of the browser-scape, and why we need to regulate or flat out ban the increasing profiling of users on the web.

Zack, Jae, and James recording this episode.
Android

The Fruit and The Droids

James and Jae are joined by Zack to have an honest discussion on the #iPhone vs #Android debate. We delve into security updates, device longevity, right to repair, cross-platform messaging and much more, all whilst remaining calm and collected!

James, Evan, Alex and Jae recording this episode.
Cameras

The UniFi Appreciation Show

You’ve heard us wax lyrical about how much we love UniFi, the easy to use networking and more ecosystem from Ubiquiti. We’re joined by Alex and Evan, the hosts of UI Chat, to look at why UniFi’s offering is so powerful and look at some of the gotchas and things to be aware of.

Alex, Jae, and James recording this episode together on SquadCast.
Apple Event

Fastest Event Yet

James and Jae are joined by Alex Lowe for our traditional Apple Event discussion. We unpack what the new m3 powered Macs mean in terms of performance, why 8 GB of memory is probably enough, and join our friends at The Iconfactory in celebrating 20 years of xScope.

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Blind

Why Not Blind Accessibility?

Accessibility is something we’re very passionate about here, after all both James and Jae have their own challenges. So, it was an absolute pleasure to chat with Brandon Cole (aka SuperBlindMan) to chat all about how video games can be accessible to those with a wide range of vision issues.

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Apple

Lightning Be Gone

Yes, we’re back! Your Apple Event dream team of Jae, James, and Alex gather on SquadCast to discuss Apple’s recent event and our thoughts on the new iPhone 15, 15 Pro, and of course the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2.

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Cloud

OnLive: A Cloud to the Past

Cloud Gaming is something many of us have probably heard about or toyed with. But, have you ever heard about OnLive? Jae and James talk with Jay and Omega of Thoughtable Network about a storm in the history of Cloud Gaming and how that might portend the future of this innovative gaming delivery method.