iOSDocked Show Notes
Episode #: 63
Hosts: Joe Lombardo, Clay Russell, Donny Benfield and Danny Tammaro. J Baum is on a nice cruise this week, hope you are enjoying it Jerry!
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We thank Joe, Leslie, Terry, William and Bill for being the first to show their support.
We also have new artwork for the show and would like to thank Sam Strickland for his help with it. We also want to thank the overwhelming positive feedback on the new look from both our listeners and friends on Twitter alike.
On to some news about future show dates. We are happy to tell you that we are back to our usual bi-weekly programming effective immediately. In 2 weeks, we will have our annual WWDC prediction show on June 19th followed by a WWDC recap episode on June 3rd. Then on to our standard format on June 16th.
Game Center Showdown
Last week’s showdown featured this game:
Star Wars Pinball 3
Last week’s rankings among the crew:
1st: Jerry - 26,317
2nd: Clay - 3,406
3rd: Danny - 1,401
Last: Joe & Donny - 0
Bwfeldy - 1,023
This week’s showdown features:
Unpossible $1.99 - AppStore Description: Unpossible will test your skills, your reflexes, and even your memory. It will make you smile. It will probably make you scream. You will die often and it will always be your fault. Fight to learn the obstacles…they already know how to fight you. Relentless. Thrilling. Unpossible! challenge will focus on the simplicity mode
App-etizers (High Profile App Releases & Updates)
Beats Music 2.0 - Free, now a native iPad app, and can follower twitter friends.
Google Drive updated with 4 digit passcode lock.
1Password gets iOS 7 make over. Adds watchtower to help with the recent heartbleed vulnerability, multiple vault ability, background Dropbox sync.
Microsoft OneNote for iPhone gets iOS 7 redesign. Create section tabs, notebooks. New Office Lens allows photo to be scanned and trimmed and added to notes.
Facebook Messenger gets ability to send video, better image sharing and a slight redesign.
Mailbox updated with “Auto-swipe”, Dropbox sync of preferences for multiple devices.
Viber Messaging gets iOS 7 redesign, ability to send multiple videos & images.
Flickr gets a complete overhaul. Looks more like an iOS 7 app, updated editing tools. Looks like they are trying to make a big push at Instagram
Top Stories (brought to you by our Patron George Williams Jr.)
How to Reach Us:
Where you can reach the iOSDocked crew
Donny Benfield on twitter, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rumor Roundup (iDream Segment)
Hails, Stales and Fails (Rapid-Fire Segment)
Random Tech Story
Thoughts on Project Ara?
Project Ara is a concept of a modular phone. You would be able to swap out old/broken parts of the phone for new/updated parts.
Joe: FitBit Flex
Clay: Lumosity for iPhone (free with in-app purchase subscriptions)
Donny: On the line
Danny: Jawbone UP 24
@Rockerchick tweets: What are your favorite shows to check into guys? @iOSDocked are you using URL schemes in LCP with a schedule? pic.twitter.com/bZR9sqiE0d
Last Week’s Listener Feedback Question
Why does HTC struggle to make it a smartphone market saturated with Apple and Samsung devices? What advice would you give if you had the ears of the company leadership?
@Franco tweets: Buy APPL (stock)
@Rockerchick tweets: Do you have any patents? Sell now and run!
@J_Doss tweets: @iOSDocked advertise, advertise, advertise
Nick on Facebook posts: sell to Apple!
This Week’s Roundtable/Listener Feedback Question
If you were Jony Ive’s right-hand person, what would you stress as the number one design feature of the iPhone 6 other than screen size?
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