21: Always On, Always Odd

Posted on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Join Clay, John and Vic as they discuss the Series 5 Apple Watch a little more, and then a little more. As well as a grab bag of mini topics including iOS 13 and the state of Apple Software releases, John’s shopping experiences, Vic’s Genius Bar disappointments, federated photo sharing, Siri Shortcuts and so much more!!!

Show Notes

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Callbacks:

  • Apple Watch Series 5 reported battery problems: Software vs Always On Screen
  • iFixIt Teardown display similarities between both S4 and S5
  • Weights of each finally updated in the Apple Store app and there’s about 6g difference between the non-Aluminium models in 44mm
  • Titanium is lighter than Stainless but only by 3g (40mm) and 6g (44mm) still much heavier than Aluminium

Topics:

  • iOS 13 News:
    • Performance so far of iOS13
    • WatchOS 6 performance also fine on S3
  • Apple Watch:
  • John walked into a Hermes store…
  • John bought the SNES wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch
  • PixelFed vs Instagram:
    • Partial federation support (Only missing WebFinger Name resolution)
    • Really clean interface
    • Personal instance vs future shared instance
  • John built a Shortcut/Workflow for iOS using the Things URL Scheme
  • Vic’s Blood Pressure Logging Shortcut
  • John dug into BrusFri problems and found the cause and a work around
  • John is going to HOUSTON!!!! 3rd to 8th of November this year (4 weeks at time of recording)
    • If you’re within a 3 hour drive of Houston then we might be able to meet up - drop me a line and let me know
    • No promises but will see what we can do
  • The staggering state of  staggered software releases
    • iOS
      • 13.0 was released on September 19, 2019.
      • 13.1 was released on September 24, 2019.
      • 13.1.1 was released on September 27, 2019.
      • 13.1.2 was released on September 30, 2019, and iPadOS 13.1.2, as well as watchOS 6.0.1. All of the updates are focused on bug fixes.
      • 13.2 is now in beta
    • watchOS
      • 6.0 Released for Series 3, 4 & 5 September 19, 2019.
        • Series 1 and 2 will get 6.0 at an unknown future date
      • 6.0.1 Released ****September 30, 2019
      • 6.1 is in it’s second beta release already.
    • iPadOS ****
      • 13.1 originally announced for release on the 30th of september but has been releasing builds alongside iOS Since 13.1.
    • macOS
      • No release dates announced yet
      • the word all summer long has been this won’t be a fun release and the betas are still horribly broken and buggy.
    • tvOS
      • 13.0 released September 24, 2019
      • 13.2 released in beta October 2, 2019
  • A guy walks into the genius bar….
    • Vic has yet another  Watch Encounter with unsatisfying results at the Genius Bar
  • BubbleSort Shows
    • Some news about the empire
      • Potential new shows in the works
      • Trying to breath some life into the slack and grow the BS community
    • Some new changes to the website
      • There is a new shows page that will list all the shows hosted on the network.
      • Listeners can read descriptions and subscribe to the shows right from that page as well as send feedback via twitter or join the slack.
      • They can click through for episode listings.
      • In addition to the master list for BSTV there is a new TV Shows Page to list Browse and subscribe to the various shows covered on BSTV
      • New subscribe buttons for the major pod catchers
  • Vic has his new watch and very few first thoughts.
    • That screen seems huge though the watch doesn't seem much bigger really at all.
    • He really likes the haptic scrolling on the crown
    • There are so many more watch faces to chose from now he could be paralyzed.
    • The new Nike bands are even Nicer than the one he got with my series 3.

Hosts

Clay Daly

Clay Daly

CW (aka Clay) the father, husband, photographer, podcaster, human, these are some words that define me. Clay's other podcast can be found at Cybrcast.

John Chidgey

John Chidgey

John is an Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer, programmer, podcaster and runs TechDistortion and the Engineered Network. John has produced and appeared on many podcasts as well as Pragmatic.

Vic Hudson

Vic Hudson

Vic is the host of the App Story Podcast and cohost of most things BubbleSort.