» The Talk Show #137: Peak Rumor Season

I join John Gruber on this week’s episode of The Talk Show to discuss the dread Lightning audio rumor. We also find time to talk about Star Wars and James Bond.

» ‘Leaving the Mac App Store’

I’m so old I remember when Apple was going to force everyone to use the Mac App Store and lock the Mac down like iOS. By which I mean I am more than five years old.

The crazy thing is the Mac App Store is a fixable problem. Apple either hasn’t had the interest or the bandwidth to fix it.

» ‘Can the MacBook Pro Replace Your iPad?’

Frasier Speirs:

The fact that the keyboard and screen are limited to being held in an L-shaped configuration seriously limits its flexibility. It is basically impossible to use a MacBook pro while standing up and downright dangerous to use when walking around. Your computing is limited to times when you are able to find somewhere to sit down.

How can you get serious work done with a MacBook Pro? The very idea is laughable.

» The Rebound #62: Robot Time is Here

It’s a slow news week so Dan, Lex and I give some game recommendations.

» Turning This Car Around #88: Thankful for being born

Pre-turkey talk from some turkeys.

» LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Recall Faulty Bad

Rhiannon Williams writing for The Telegraph:

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, which was on sale for just six days before being pulled off shelves, contained a component with the potential to reduce image quality on the device, the company has confirmed.

The first edition was touted as an Apple Watch killer because, while looking like a cheap Timex, it was round and the Apple Watch isn’t. This one is still cheap looking but now it has two buttons in addition to the crown which is cool even though no one ever even uses the one button on the Apple Watch. Also, the buttons have grips on them for high-slip conditions like icing.

It’s perfectly possible other smartwatches will overtake the Apple Watch at some point — it’s certainly not without its flaws — but right now it’s like the early days of tablets.

» Turning This Car Around #87: Record Breaking Prostate

Sorry for the typo. That should be “prostrate”.

This week on America’s most randy dadcast, we talk about what I did last week and having “that talk” with your kids because that’s always a good time.

» The Rebound #61: Everything’s Broken

This week find out if we’re still wearing our Apple Watches! Also, stick around until the end because I sing a Christmas song.

» Apple Watch sales moribund, under 2 million

I’m sorry, did I say “Apple Watch”? I meant Android Wear. What a silly mistake that I make repeatedly. I couldn’t be more embarrassed.

» The Rebound #59: The Microsoft Way

Dan talks about his Apple TV and I contemplate spending a night with Microsoft.