Recent Podcast Episodes

#202: We All Need a Dream Crusher

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Today we talk about updates: When should you release a minor update and when should you save up those small changes for a bigger release? This conversation morphs into a strategy session for Joe’s app Fin. We talk about Fin’s target market and how that target market could be reached. In the end, Charles offers some pointed advice and dons the mantle of “Crusher of Dreams.”
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#201: Never Write Your Own Encryption Code (part 2)

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Today we continue our discussion of security, concentrating this week on our own security. We talk about our use of two-factor authentication, password managers, full-disk encryption, backups, and Charles’ recent experiments with a VPN.
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#200: Never Write Your Own Encryption Code (part 1)

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In light of the recent WikiLeaks disclosure of CIA hacking tools, we talk about computer and network security from a developer perspective. We talk about the responsibility we have to our customers to protect their private data, designing products with security in mind, and the role that encryption plays in protecting customer information.
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#199: We Basically Stopped Researching

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Today we share the story of the day our email stopped working and how we fixed it in a hurry. (Spoiler: We threw money at the problem.) We weigh the advantages of free services versus paid services, and talk about what to do when you discover that you’ve outgrown a free service. We also list some of the third-party services we rely for both Release Notes and our personal businesses.
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#198: Craig Hockenberry (part 2)

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We are joined again today by Craig Hockenberry of The Iconfactory, makers of Twitterrific, Linea, great icons, and more. Today, we continue talking to Craig about Project Phoenix, The Iconfactory’s Kickstarter to relaunch Twitteriffic for Mac. We also discuss the “pro software” problem on the iPad, what makes a good Kickstarter video, and pricing models for iOS apps.
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