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Everyday Robots

Jonathan Ruiz and Mark Fransen

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Everyday Robots is a weekly tech news podcast focused on what’s happening in the Apple world. Also featuring interviews from prominent people in the Apple community. Hosted by friends Jonathan Ruiz and Mark Fransen two self taught iOS developers.
 
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Back from a hiatus Jonathan and Mark give their first impressions of Apple’s California Streaming event. They unveiled a modern iPad mini, iPhone 13 & 13 Pro, Apple Watch Series 7 and more. Did the series 7 live up to expectations? Is this years iPhone a worthy upgrade? Mark and Jonathan talk about what they’re excited for and what they would proba…
 
In this episode Jonathan is joined by Apple Insider’s Stephen Robles. Stephen talks about starting his career covering Apple. From the early days writing instructional how to articles to joining Apple insider and creating multiple podcasts. Then Stephen talks about the gear and workflows he uses to get his work done. Finally they chat about the App…
 
Jonathan has one of his apps on a shirt thanks to Josh Holtz’s Indie Dev Monday shirt designs. Mark and Jonathan follow up on Panic’s super successful Playdate launch. Then a worrying story comes up as Apple employee Ashley Gjóvik is put on administrative leave after speaking about sexism & discrimination in the workplace. Finally they chat about A…
 
Jonathan is joined by Basic Apple Guy. Guy talks about how his online persona came to be. Shares some insight into how he creates content like wallpapers, concept art, and merch. Then they chat about gear and what might Apple release in the fall. Finally they share in their excitement for Panic’s playdate pre-order and more. Email: mail@everydayrob…
 
This week Apple releases beta 3 of its new operating systems. Mark and Jonathan talk through the changes Apple has made to Safari. Then they talk about Apple’s new MagSafe battery pack that will probably work with future iPhones. Finally they chat about Apple’s new in depth tutorials teaching people UIKit and SwiftUI. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tec…
 
This week Jonathan and Mark talk about a cool Apple themed calendar Stephen Hackett has put together. A weird leaked never released WWDC intro video that features Larry David as the head of App Review. Then they chat about the back and forth stories about Apple and its office and remote work plans. Finally they wonder what will come of new rumors f…
 
This week Mark and Jonathan talk about beta life and what they’re running on their devices. The new design changes in Safari and what its been like living with them for a few weeks. Then they talk about Apple’s excellent WWDC session videos on inclusive design. Mark shares some of his experiences helping his job to be more inclusive to those who ar…
 
As WWDC 2021 has ended Jonathan got to hear from some members of the Apple community and find out their thoughts on the event. In part 2 of the WWDC special we hear from: Zack Becker, KayDaCode, Ish Shabazz, Christian Selig, and Jeff Rames. So what were some of the things they were most excited for? What API’s and announcements didn’t we get this t…
 
As WWDC 2021 draws to a close Jonathan got to hear from some members of the Apple community and find out their thoughts on the event. In part 1 we got to hear from: Becky Hansmeyer, Frank Foster, Mark Aupont, and James Thomson. So what were some of the things they were most excited for? What API’s and announcements didn’t we get this time around th…
 
Its finally WWDC week! Jonathan and Mark discuss all the biggest announcements. Share what things they are excited about most. Did Apple solve the iPads multitasking problems? Will we all be using FaceTime in the future instead of Zoom? Only time will tell. Finally they talk about Panic’s update on their handheld games console Playdate. Email: mail…
 
Jonathan is back from his honeymoon after getting married. He talks about his trip to Big Sur and using the Sony A7C. Then Jonathan talks about his experience after caving and getting the new Apple TV. Finally Mark and Jonathan dive into their hopes and wishes for next weeks WWDC event. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @re…
 
On this episode Jonathan is joined by podcaster, blogger, and Relay FM’s co-founder Stephen Hackett. Stephen shares some of his podcasting wisdom. And how people wanting to enter the space should approach starting a show. Then they talk about some cool vintage Macs and Stephen gives his suggestions on how to start your own Mac collection. Finally t…
 
Mark and Jonathan follow up on the Basecamp fallout. Jonathan has bought something. The true intention behind what the AirTags were designed for is revealed. Finally they chat about Disney’s new lightsaber and much more. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf Our Site: Everyday Robots.tech Links: How Basec…
 
This week Mark and Jonathan follow up on some event announcements from last week. New changes to Apple Care+ gives users coverage for much longer. iOS 14.5 is released with a huge number of features and one Mark unfortunately can’t use. Then they talk about whats happened at Basecamp. Finally they try to end the show on a lighter note. Email: mail@…
 
Mark and Jonathan dive into the news from Apple’s spring loaded event. AirTags finally exist, a new amazing iMac is shown off, and there is finally a new Siri remote! Not to mention tons of other small announcements. What devices will they get and what are they most excited about? Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactor…
 
Jonathan goes to the Apple Store to see the AirPods Max. Apple opens up its Find My network to 3rd party hardware makers with AirTags no where to be found. Gurman has new rumors of an interesting Apple TV that we hope is real. Finally Apple announces its April event and Mark and Jonathan try to guess what will be announced. Email: mail@everydayrobo…
 
Mark and Jonathan talk about Kara Swisher’s great interview with Tim Cook. How Apple still needs to address developer’s problems with the App Store especially ahead of WWDC. Russia has a new law where government apps must be pre installed in smart devices, Apple’s strategy to comply with this is interesting. Finally they talk about new Apple TV rum…
 
This week Mark and Jonathan ponder what a rugged Apple Watch would be like based on some new rumors. Anker’s new MagSafe battery pack gets good reviews. Apple officially announces WWDC 2021. Can they walk the fine line of addressing developers concerns with the App Store and debut new frameworks and tools to get developers excited? Finally AltConf …
 
Mark and Jonathan reflect on the death of the HomePod. And share what they want Apple to do in the smart home space. Kosta Eleftheriou sues Apple in what is a very important but unfortunate story shedding a light on Apple that is sad to see. Finally they chat about keyboards, moving, and more. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrob…
 
In this episode Jonathan is joined by tech journalist and podcaster Steven Aquino. Stevens made a career for himself writing about Apple and technology with a focus on accessibility. He shares how he went from being a teacher to becoming a tech journalist. Why accessibility needs to be addressed especially at the early stages of product design and …
 
This time Jonathan is joined by the amazing artist Pinot. He uses vintage Macs and PC’s to create amazing videos and pixel art. Pinot shares how he got into art from his dad teaching him animation. To seeing his Uncle’s Macintosh and how it changed his life forever. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @pinot @refactoredd @swi…
 
Mark and Jonathan talk about the recent passing of the iMac Pro going off to join the cube and other iconic Macs. Kuo’s newest rumors on a VR headset. Finally they talk about what they would want to see from an Apple March event. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @pinot @steven_aquino @refactoredd @swiftymf Our Site: Everyd…
 
This week Mark and Jonathan talk about NFT’s and try to figure out what they are. Mars has a new iMac on its surface kinda. iPhone 13 rumors are here in full force. And Arizona advances a new law that has the potential to reshape in app purchase payment system requirements for developers. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @…
 
Mark and Jonathan continue their discussion on ClubHouse. Apple makes some small changes to payment views in iOS 14.5. AirPods 3 photos emerge that make it seem a lot like the AirPods Pro. Mac SSD’s may be getting some extra wear and tear. Finally we say goodbye to a favorite electronics store Frys goes out of business. Email: mail@everydayrobots.t…
 
Jonathan and Mark are intrigued by Clubhouse and wonder if it is going to be the next big social media platform. Mark gets a HomePod mini for his new place. Then they both rediscover digital touch. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf Our Site: Everyday Robots.tech Links: 78: A creative mind with Danijel…
 
On this episode Jonathan is joined by iOS developer Danijela Vrzan. She talks about getting into iOS development and learning to code. Working with Swift UI as opposed to UIKit. And completing Ray Wenderlich’s iOS bootcamp and becoming an iOS article author. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @dvrzan @refactoredd @swiftymf O…
 
Apple has reversed course on the DTK because of bad press and given developers a better deal. While spilling the beans early it seems like Hyundai isn’t working on the Apple Car anymore. Mark and Jonathan chat about App Store scams that have come to light from developer Kosta Eleftheriou reporting on them. Finally they cover the story of a security…
 
This week Mark and Jonathan talk about the possibility of Apple making a car. What would it look like how much would it cost there are a ton of possibilities and questions for such a product. And in more recent news Apple seems to be sending out requests for its Developer transition kit to return home. Leaving some developers upset with a $200 refu…
 
This episode Jonathan interviews Christa Mrgan the amazing producer of the Panic podcast. Christa talks about her career in design and technology. They chat about augmented reality and what Apple’s AR glasses might be like. She tells the story of how the Panic podcast came to be and what it was like producing the show. Plus a few other fun topics. …
 
Jonathan bought something and Mark Gurman has dropped a crazy amount of Mac rumors. Giving details for almost every Mac Apple hasn’t updated with Apple silicon including: iMac, MacBook Pro’s, and the Mac Pro. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf Our Site: Everyday Robots.tech Links: Gurman rumors on new …
 
Mark and Jonathan chat with iOS Happy Hour event organizer & iOS developer Allen Whearry. Allen talks about his journey from having a career in sales and moving on to becoming an iOS developer at Yelp. How he grew his online following while learning Swift and building his first iOS apps. Finally Allen talks about his iOS Happy Hour events and how t…
 
Mark and Jonathan are back for the first show of the new year. They chat about how the tech world is forced to act in the wake of the U.S. insurrection. Social medias role in content moderation and how it’s affecting our society. Finally they chat about what they want Apple to release in 2021. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrob…
 
Gurman is out this week with a new report on the future of Apple’s M-series chips. The future of the Mac is filled with powerful P cores and integrated GPU’s. AirPods Max were Tuesdays surprise and fill a hole in Apple’s AirPods line up being their first over ear headphones with the AirPods name. With a new format Mark and Jonathan try to take on t…
 
This week Jonathan and Mark talk with indie iOS developer Russ Shanahan. Russ shares how he started his iOS career and how his app Happy Scale helped him and many others loose weight. Some other topics they touched on were: intermittent fasting, keeping a perspective on how challenging 2020 has been, and finally Russ’s impressions of the new M1 Mac…
 
Jonathan and Mark talk about looking for a first time iOS developer job. What it’s like getting started and some experiences of how the process is. A little different of an episode but one that is hopefully relatable. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf Our Site: Everyday Robots.tech Links: iOS Dev Jobs…
 
Mark shares his experience with his new iPhone 12 Mini. Apple surprises developers by introducing the App Store Small Business program giving more developers a 15% rate vs the standard 30%. And finally Mark and Jonathan have their minds blown by the M1’s real world performance and benchmarks. These are not your parents Macs anymore. Email: mail@eve…
 
Mark and Jonathan dive into this weeks Apple event. Apple has finally announced and will start shipping its Apple silicon based Macs. The first chip is the M1 and it makes its debut in a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. A new era for the Mac is here and its off to an exciting start. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrob…
 
Mark and Jonathan talk about the very stressful American election that is still ongoing while they are recording. It’s a tough time for America and it seems like the world won’t know the victor for a few days. Later they talk about Apple’s Mac event next week and what they hope to see. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @ref…
 
Jonathan gives his first impressions of the iPhone 12 as well as buying recommendations. Gurman is out with a report about next generation AirPods and the long rumored AirPods studio headphones. Finally Mark and Jonathan talk about the new A14X & A14T processor rumors and the Apple Silicon Macs that will soon be announced. Email: mail@everydayrobot…
 
Jonathan has placed an order for a new iPhone. The review embargo is up on the iPhone 12 and 12 pro ahead of their release this Friday. Mark and Jonathan imagine what a portless iPhone would be like. Then Mark and Jonathan share their iOS 14 home screens and talk about what kind of setups they have. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ every…
 
Jonathan is joined by Mac/iOS developer, conference speaker, and Lickability cofounder Matthew Bischoff. They talk about their journey into the tech world and getting to work on the mobile team at the New York Times. Starting Lickability and how they’ve been able to build an impressive app portfolio working with amazing people. And finally they tal…
 
Mark and Jonathan dive into all the news and announcements for Apple’s iPhone event. They both are very interested in the iPhone 12 mini finally a new small modern iPhone. The iPhone 12 and the 12 Pro all get taller this year and Apple finally announces a magic 8 ball I mean a HomePod mini. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots…
 
Jonathan downloads Tik Tok and is intrigued by it. Apple finally announces the long anticipated iPhone event for Tuesday October 13th. So Mark and Jonathan talk about the rumored iPhones for the year and which ones they are looking to upgrade too. Finally the two wonder if ARM Macs will make an appearance at this event or if it’ll be pushed to a se…
 
Mark and Jonathan are joined by special guest Sawyer Blatz. Sawyer is the developer behind the excellent iOS finance app Nudget. He shares his experience getting into the tech industry working at Mozilla, the story of how Nudget came to be, and more. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf @SawyerBlatz @Bud…
 
This week Jonathan is looking at analogue watches. Mark has finished the Bike Map widgets. The iOS world has been conquered by widgets and our home screens will never be the same. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf @SawyerBlatz Our Site: Everyday Robots.tech Links: Relay FM & St.Jude Merci LMM-01 Timex…
 
Jonathan interviews iOS and Android developer Hasan Kassem. Hasan shares his journey into programing and how he built his many apps. He also talks about his newest app Mockup a really fun and easy way to sketch ideas for UI using custom wireframes of devices. Finally Hasan shares his take on some of the recent announcements of Apple’s latest Septem…
 
Mark and Jonathan talk about the latest updates on the fight between Apple and Epic. Apple announces an event for Sept 15th so the two try to guess what’s gonna be announced. Finally a weird Reddit AMA from a proposed Apple engineer gets some attention but is it real? Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf…
 
Mark and Jonathan talk about the new Gurman rumors for this years iPhones. Jonathan has an idea for what the Apple Watch could become. Apple adds promo codes to subscription apps in iOS 14. Finally Jonathan shares his experience with a new tech purchase. Email: mail@everydayrobots.tech Twitter: @_ everydayrobots @refactoredd @swiftymf Our Site: Eve…
 
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