» Turning This Car Around #101: Civics

No Lex this week so Jon and I dissect some movie trailers and then talk about civics.

» View-Master Virtual Reality Viewer review

That’s a lot of “view”. But over at Macworld, I review the latest View-Master and find myself getting nauseated while looking at swimsuit models.

» The Talk Show #148, With Special Guest John Moltz

I joined John Gruber on this week’s edition of The Talk Show to discuss that Apple FBI thing you might have heard of as well as Firewatch and other topics of note.

» Turning This Car Around #100: The Granny Situation

Sometimes it’s the links we don’t include in the show notes that you’ll be glad about.

» Just this one phone

Buzzfeed’s Hamza Shaban reports on FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee:

“I do think that whatever the judge’s decision is in California — and I’m sure it will be appealed no matter how it ends up — will be instructive for other courts,” he said. “And there may well be other cases that involve the same kind of phone and the same operating system.”

It is not about this one phone.

» The Rebound #74: Terrorists are Bad

This week we make sure it’s very clear that terrorists are bad. In case that was confusing.

» Apple issues FAQ on FBI iPhone unlocking

Apple:

…we strongly believe the only way to guarantee that such a powerful tool isn’t abused and doesn’t fall into the wrong hands is to never create it.

Also, as Rich Mogull pointed out on Twitter, contrary to what we’re hearing from FBI director Comey, security like this plays a vital role in stopping crime. An insecure smartphone is just a crime waiting to happen.

» Turning This Car Around #99: Designated Lunch Packer

The harmonica, the melodica, technical difficulties and school lunches, all on this week’s edition of America’s most rewarding dadcast.

» What it’s all about

Rich Mogull:

Don’t be distracted by the technical details. The model of phone, the method of encryption, the detailed description of the specific attack technique, and even the feasibility are all irrelevant.

Don’t be distracted by the legal wrangling. By the timing, the courts, or the laws in question. Nor by politicians, proposed legislation, Snowden, or speeches at think tanks or universities.

Don’t be distracted by who is involved. Apple, the FBI, dead terrorists, or common drug dealers.

Everything, all of it, boils down to a single question.

Do we have a right to security?

» The Rebound #73: It’s the Best Show We’ve Ever Made

This week we talk about Apple’s response to contentions their software is weak. And we talk about orgies.