This week, we kick off our discussion with a review of what’s happened over the last week or so with the Mac App Store, which suffered from a certificate-related bug that broke a number of apps previously downloaded from the store. We also use this as a jumping-off point for a broader discussion about the Mac App Store and the various other issues developers have been complaining about for some time now. Our second topic is our Question of the Week, which is about why Facebook has so many apps beyond the main Facebook app. This ties into a post Jan wrote on Techpinions last week (link in the show notes below). Our third topic is the new dock Apple has just released for the Apple Watch in somewhat under-the-radar fashion, and again we broaden the discussion to cover Apple’s strange history with docks for its products.
As ever, there are relevant links and other material under the embedded SoundCloud player below.
We invite listeners to submit questions for subsequent weeks in the comments below, on Twitter (@jandawson, @aaronmiller), or via email (jan at jackdawresearch dot com). We also now have a dedicated Podcast Twitter handle at @BDPcast.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode:
- Dan Counsell’s post about great Mac apps not on the Mac App Store
- Jan’s post from last week on Techpinions about Facebook’s growing “meta OS”
- Greg Koenig’s Atomic Delights website and Twitter handle
- New Apple Watch dock in Apple’s online store.
- Aaron’s Weekly Pick, On Writing Well, by William Zinger on Amazon (affiliate link) and iBooks.
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