iOSDocked - EP041 - Spinning Beach Ball?

iOSDocked Show Notes

Episode #: 41

Date: 04/01/13

Hosts: Joe Lombardo, Clay Russell, Jerry Goldbaum, Jordan Patterson and Donny Benfield 

Site News and Giveaways

You may notice we have a new retina ready iOSDocked iTunes friendly logo for the podcast. We say iTunes friendly because our actual logo has a drawing of a device that looks too much like an iPhone and Apple has made it clear that they don’t like it when people create things that look like their things. If you like the new logo for the iTunes podcast feed, let us know. If you don’t, let us know and I will get Jordan to fix our old one to meet the the new artwork specifications in iTunes. Either way, we would like for our listeners to tweet us a vote. If you use a 3rd party podcast player that allows you to use custom artwork and you would like to use our website logo for the podcast, tweet me and I will send it over to you.

Game Center Showdown

Last week’s showdown featured this game: Ridiculous Fishing

Last week’s rankings among the crew: 


1st: Jordan Patterson: 1376 meters

2nd: Jerry Goldbaum: 1161 meters

Honorable Mention: Samuel Strickland: 1349 meters


1st: Jordan Patterson: $21,641

2nd: Jerry Goldbaum: $14,261

Honorable Mention: Samuel Strickland: $19,200

This week’s showdown features this game: Danger Boat 

Top Stories

The Rumor Roundup (iDream Segment)

Hails, Stales and Fails (Rapid-fire Segment)

Random Tech Story

Product Reviews


 Listener Feedback


  • @IrunMunk tweets: definitely agree that iOS needs a refresh and mini updates along the way before a major-mind-blowing upgrade. Cheers
  • @IrunMunk tweets: btw half way through @iOSDocked EP040 and liking the commentary on Samsung vs. Apple

Last Week’s Listener Feedback Question

What stock mobile iOS would most benefit from a UI/function refresh?

  • @gevans86 tweets: the Springboard
  • @andyj1927 tweets: notes, calculator and reminders
  • @deemota tweets: tie between mail and messages
  • @chrisoldroyd tweets: Messages, Calendar, Music, Contacts and Weather. All pretty rubbish and in desperate need of an update.
  • @Snappnapps tweets: How about Contacts for the iPad. They went overboard on the skeuomorphic design
  • @m4lmx tweets: GameCenter
  • @dmtammaro tweets: calendar to b more like sunrise or fantastical. Contacts to b like cue, shows history with that contact

This Week’s Roundtable/Listener Feedback Question

What is the most important feature you most want to see on a wearable computing device from Apple?

In Closing

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