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Connected

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 Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley, and Stephen Hackett.

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Episodes

334: A Wave of Nostalgia Hit Me in the Face

This week, Federico gets what he wants, but also doesn't. Myke tries out Hey, but only kinda. Also, are there new apps anymore?
2021-02-24
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333: A Stack of Battery Pancakes

This week, Stephen refuses to be pigeonholed, Federico talks about how MagSafe could be used on new accessories and Myke doesn't want to talk about folding iPhones, but then does. Also on the list of topics: failing Apple watches, #GreenGate and blankets.
2021-02-17
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332: Pretending ? Once Again ? to be John Voorhees

Everyone's a real Federico, but only Stephen could disrupt the show document in such a profoundly useless way. Myke takes on the form of those around him. Topics include MacBook Pro batteries, Spotify and Siri getting cozy, the iPhone 12 mini and more.
2021-02-11
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331: Honey, Did You Put Kickstands on my Yoga Mat?

This week, the guys review CARROT Weather 5, dream up new health devices for Apple to make and dive into the new iOS 14.5 beta. Also: Myke won't wear an anklet, Federico has words for certain drivers and Stephen files feedback about the Reminders app.
2021-02-03
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330: You Can?t Eat an App

This week, Myke has a theory, Stephen has a crush and Federico has opinions on olives. Also: a discussion about Tweetbot 6 and what makes app subscriptions worth it.
2021-01-28
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329: The Smell of Broken Glass

This week, the guys plan the WWDC Olympics, talk about what's inside the AirPods Max and what the future of the Mac Pro may look like. Lastly, a report about folding iPhones is considered.
2021-01-20
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328: Sir, I Believe That?s Not Your Suitcase

This week, the guys gather to discuss Apple's new Racial Equity and Justice Initiatives, some things at CES that caught their eyes and how they feel about the Apple Watch.
2021-01-13
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327: The Rickies (Early 2021)

2020 is over. Products have been released, notches have been measured and an Annual Chairman has been named. As if that wasn't enough, the 2021 Rickies have been etched into a Google Doc for all time.
2021-01-08
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326: 2020 Year in Review: Not an Ideal Situation

This week, the guys walk down memory lane, re-visiting the top tech stories of 2020. It was ... quite the year.
2020-12-31
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325: You Can't Mail a Rock

The AirPods Max have arrived in Memphis, London and Rome, so the guys give their impressions of Apple's newest product after talking about iOS 14.3, the post office and more.
2020-12-17
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324: ? CLASSIFIED ?

This week, Stephen cleans out the follow-up folder, while Myke is reading Tumblr. Magnets, feelings and breathing are all discussed. Then, Federico dives into the AirPods Max announcement.
2020-12-10
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323: Artisanal Software Updates

This week, Apple is handing out awards, Federico has a new iPhone charger on the way, Myke meant to try an app and Stephen tried reinstalling macOS. Oh, and Salesforce bought Slack.
2020-12-03
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322: [email protected]

There's a lot of follow-up this week, then conversations about company retreats, Mac OS 9, password management, MagSafe and the Mac App Store. Then, Federico talks through his new email system. Myke and Stephen have feelings about it.
2020-11-25
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321: Friendship Ended with Myke

It's a busy week on Connected. Stephen and Myke talk about their HomePod minis and M1 Macs, and Federico explains what's going on with iOS 14.3 and App Store revenue changes. Merri Hackett joins Federico and Myke to talk about her experience with the iPhone 12 mini, and they decide they'd rather Stephen just didn't come back. And Myke finally reviews tvOS 14.
2020-11-19
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320: Actually Quite Precedented

Apple has announced the first batch of Macs running on its own silicon, so the boys are judging yet another set of Rickies. Will Federico's dual-title fall? Will Myke get his Ricky? Did Stephen make a mistake having six Flexies?
2020-11-12
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319: The Rickies (November 2020)

Stephen returns to his co-hosts to hold the third Apple Event Rickies in as many months. (If there's not Mac news next week, everyone is in trouble.)
2020-11-05
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318: Come On Fe, It's a Qi

Stephen is not here this week, but that doesn't stop the Europeans from discussing headphones, wireless charging, new app updates, and the iPhone 12 Pro.
2020-10-28
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317: Captain Flip Flop

Reviews have landed for the iPhone 12 and iPad Air. The trio talk through the coverage, including Federico's iPad Air article. Also: Stephen asks for help with a problem, and Myke is very excited about how gold phones are made.
2020-10-21
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316: I Overspeakered Myself

The dust is settling from Apple's iPhone 12 event and out of the haze steps a Keynote Chairman. Also discussed: MagSafe's return and trustworthy friends.
2020-10-14
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315: The Rickies (October 2020)

In the blink of an eye, another round of Rickies is here, this time for Apple's October event.
2020-10-08
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314: The Jeremies (Fall 2020)

Apple is on the verge of releasing new emoji, so it is time for Federico to try to guess their names.
2020-10-01
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313: Trojan Horse in My Phone

Federico is using Base64 to make wallpapers, Myke's iPad mini is out of space and Stephen is upset about Apple's new GMT watch face. Also discussed: what iOS 14 is doing to our home screens and what others are doing with widgets.
2020-09-23
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312: How September It Would Be

The Rickies and Flexies have been judged. There is a winner and a loser. A donation has been made. What's inside an avocado has been discovered. That, and a lot more this week as the guys unpack Apple's September 15th event.
2020-09-17
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311: The Rickies (September 2020)

Apple has announced an event for next week, so the guys deleted everything in their show planning document to make room for their Picks, Rickies and Flexies. Also: Federico has reached acceptance, Stephen's plumbing is fixed and Myke has trouble remembering a quote.
2020-09-10
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310: Drop of Water in a Desert

September is here, and with it, a new avalanche of Apple rumors. The guys talk about the iPhone 12, new iPads and over-ear headphones. Then, an in-depth conversation about iOS 14's release date and what the future could bring to the Apple Watch.
2020-09-01
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309: A Honeycomb of Circuits and Coils

Apple and Epic continue to fight; we continue to have opinions. Wireless chargers continue to be released, but Apple doesn't have an option. iOS betas are appearing at an increasing rate, and Federico has anxiety.
2020-08-26
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308: Wocka Wocka; dingdingdingding

Beats is being slowly absorbed by Apple Music, iOS 14 Beta 5 is here and Apple's battle with Epic keeps heating up. Also: Stephen edited something very special and Myke is glad to never talk about Greengate ever again.
2020-08-20
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307: You Better Get Ready to Groove

This week, Federico talks about watchOS 7 and Stephen takes the group down a trip of old Apple press releases, causing Myke to be relieved about his Apple Newsroom reading habits. Also: a pre-announcement and some peer-pressure about a purchase.
2020-08-12
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306: Big Shoes to Phil

It's been a busy start to August: Myke has LEGO on the way, Phil Schiller has a new job, the 27-inch iMac has been refreshed, and there are details out about third-party mail and browser apps being able to be set as default. The guys also talk through the new betas and their possible future Mac setups.
2020-08-06
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305: We Should be Doing the Questioning

This week, Tim Cook is answering to Congress about Apple's App Store policies, and the guys break down his opening statement before getting into what the rest of the year could look like in terms of new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and even Apple TV hardware.
2020-07-30
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304: Some Wind is Coming

Stephen is bad at designing polls, Federico has some concerns over the latest iOS 14 betas and apparently Myke likes F1.
2020-07-24
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303: Computer Pictures Photo Album

Federico is back from the beach with thoughts about iOS 14's App Library, Stephen has way too many albums in Photos and Myke is going to order some LEGO. All of this is overshadowed by some important news about the show.
2020-07-15
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302: Looking Out Across Antarctica

With WWDC in the rearview mirror, Stephen and Myke shift their minds to the future and discuss rumors of the upcoming iPhone 12, changes coming with Apple Silicon Macs and macOS Big Sur.
2020-07-09
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301: We Should Be Developers

This week, the guys talk with Jenny Chen, an Apple engineer who works on Apple Pencil software, and Stephen Tonna from Apple's product marketing team about what's new in iPad OS 14, including Scribble and the release?s updated design language. Then, Federico, Myke and Stephen discuss the future of both Apple Arcade and iPhone chargers.
2020-07-01
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300: You Cannot Put a Price on Glory

WWDC 2020 is underway, so the time has come to judge The Rickies. After a new Chairman is crowned, the guys do a high-level pass on Apple's OS announcements, as well as what's new with Shortcuts.
2020-06-25
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299: The Rickies (Summer 2020)

WWDC is next week, so it's time for the boys' annual picks. Will Stephen keep his title? Has Federico put too much hope in iPadOS improvements? Has Myke learned what it takes to be a winner? This and more, including the introduction of Connected Pro for Relay FM members.
2020-06-18
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298: You Bought a Monument

The guys would be sad that have been replaced by AI, but the results are too funny to be upset. Then, Federico has thoughts about ARM Macs, Myke makes a bet with Stephen and rumors of a new iMac are discussed.
2020-06-11
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297: Ceiling Fan Research

Myke isn't swayed by the iPad mini faithful, and wonders where Stephen's Apple Pencil went. Then, thoughts on a possible port-less iPhone and what WWDC could bring for macOS.
2020-06-03
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296: Gandalf Shot First

Stephen keeps trying to make #GreenGate a thing, Federico has a new friend and Myke has large lungs. Then, an in-depth conversation about what should come next for Shortcuts.
2020-05-27
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295: Another Italian Interjected

Follow-up. Microsoft has reinvented OpenDoc. A conversation about watchOS 7. Follow-up. Microsoft has reinvented OpenDoc. A conversation about watchOS 7. Follow-up. OpenDoc. watchOS 7. Are you getting it? These are not three separate episodes ... this is one episode, and we're calling it "Another Italian Interjected."
2020-05-20
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294: Software, Firmware, Situation, Update

Stephen's iPhone screen is turning green. Myke turns down the opportunity to host a Round Robin of weird WWDC predictions, then Federico tries to answer a Zoom call. Then, a discussion of the rumored AirPods Studio and file formats within DEVONthink.
2020-05-13
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293: myTASK┬░MANAGER

This week, Stephen identifies some adaptors, while Federico is in search of answers and Myke butts in about something else. Then, a discussion of WWDC 2020, and what they guys would like to see in terms of home screen widgets on the iPhone and iPad.
2020-05-07
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292: M?Duck

The trio gives a math lesson before follow-up on the Magic Keyboard and iPhone SE. Then, our plans for WWDC.
2020-04-30
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291: The Scrooge McDuck of Computers

Myke and Federico share their impressions of the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro and Stephen reveals the number of items in his collection and the group announces The Hackett Number ? the computers-per-capita figure for Stephen's household.
2020-04-22
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290: You Strike Me as a Wheel Guy

Federico rejects a new iPhone charging solution, Myke opens a new store and Stephen passes a collection basket to add a set of wheels to his Mac Pro. Then, the three talk about the new iPhone SE.
2020-04-15
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289: Let Me Remember My Opinion

This week, Myke talks about a sale on Cinema Displays, then the guys move on discuss Federico's recent iPad article on modularity, the possibilities of widgets in iOS 14 and Stephen's Mac Madness winner and picks.
2020-04-08
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288: The God of Beginnings, Gates, Transitions and Duality

Mac Madness is down to the final two machines, and Myke explains why it is all Stephen's fault. Then, Federico takes everyone on a tour of high-resolution audio apps for the iPhone and iPad ... which are all *wild.* Lastly, we check the temperature of the room on Apple's Dark Sky acquisition.
2020-04-01
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287: Rub a Dub Dub, My Friend

The early reviews of the 2020 iPad Pro and new MacBook Air are in, and Myke treats the group with an unboxing experience. Federico asks the world for help, while Stephen is bringing joy ? and pain ? to the Mac community. Also, our impressions of iOS 13.4 and some media we're enjoying while being stuck at home.
2020-03-25
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286: The iPad G4

Apple has announced new iPad Pros with a new keyboard and trackpad case, as well as the addition of cursor support in iOS 13.4. Myke takes it for a spin as Federico waits for his download to finish. Then, a tour of Apple's updated Macs and Stephen's new project, Mac Madness.
2020-03-18
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285: How Much RAM is in These Potatoes?

Federico gives a status report about life in Italy, then Stephen tries to cheer people up by talking about the HomePod. After that fails, Myke tells a story and the gang wade through a sea of iOS 14 rumors, including stories on iMessage, PencilKit, iOS wallpaper apps and more.
2020-03-11
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