The CultCast (general)

Our Mountain Lion Megasode is here!  

We'll tell you what we like, what we love, which hidden features we've discovered, and whether you should upgrade or do a clean install.

Then, whose got better taste, Microsoft or Apple?  We think the answer is obvious, but  Apple's skeuomorphic design choices have some wondering if they're headed in the wrong direction.

And finally, SPOILER ALERT!  We have an impromptu dicussion on The Dark Rises, the new Batman movie that we're not quite sure we love — it's complicated.

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Direct download: CultCast_EP_24_July_26_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm PST

Batman tries to destroy the CultCast; how too much time and money transformed Woz in the king of all geeks; telecoms at it again, want to charge you for FaceTime over 3G; Macbook Air Vs. Pro, which is right for you?

Then, Faves and Raves, the game where we pitch our favorite apps then vote on which is best!

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Direct download: CultCast_EP_23_July_19_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm PST

An SSD upgrade transforms Erfon's Macbook Pro into a new machine; our favorite Twitter apps; Rumor Control: will we finally see an updated iPod come fall?

And finally, is Steve Ballmer too uncool to run Microsoft?  We'll tell you what we think.

We join forces once again with Chris Foremans from Ars Technica to bring you the best Apple discussion in the land!

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Direct download: CultCast_EP_22_July_12_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm PST

Rumor review: are iPad Minis and Retina iMacs right around the corner?  Then, Buster describes what it's like switching to Android.  And don't leave that one-star App review just yet, your crashing apps are probably Apple's fault.  Plus, don't miss our favorite new apps and gear on our Faves 'N Raves segment.

All that and a *very* special guest introduction on this tasty new ep. of The CultCast NOM NOM. 

Direct download: CultCast_EP_21_July_5_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm PST

Buster takes a trip to Steve Job's house; our hands-on review of Apple's amazing new podcast app; and the Google Chrome browser comes to iOS — but is it better than Safari?

And then we answer your twitter questions! All that and more on this week's CultCast.

Direct download: CultCast_EP_20_June_28_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

Join us and special guest, Gizmodo Editor-in-Chief Joe EFFN Brown, as we discuss why Spotify is better than Rdio; the big deal about Microsoft's new Surface tablet; and, are you a sad victim of Nip Burn?  We've got your solution!  All that and a whole lot more on this ep. of The CultCast.

Direct download: CultCast_EP_19_June_21_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm PST

New Macs; Mountain Lion; iOS6; we cover literally everything Apple announced at this week's WWDC, and tell you what's cool, what's not, and why 2012 is going to be a great year to be an Apple fan!

Direct download: CultCast_EP_18_Special_Edition.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm PST

In this short, special edition episode, Erfon Elijah and Chris Foresman (of Ars Techinica) discuss the new Macbook Pro Retina model, the updates to the other Macbook Pro models, and updates to the Mac Pro tower 'o power.

We'll be back with another new episode on Thursday night with part 2 of our WWDC coverage.  No stone will be left unturned!  

Direct download: CultCast_EP_16.5_Special_Edition.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PST

All our Mac and iOS WWDC predictions and expectations; the winning gear of this week's Fave and Raves; and we're joined by Chris Foresman of Ars Technica!

Direct download: CultCast_EP_16_June_7_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm PST

Apple CEO Tim Cook just took the stage at the All Things D Conference.  How'd he do?  What'd he reveal about Siri, Apple's secret TV, and Steve Jobs?  We cover it all on this week's CultCast. 

And don't miss us chat about the future of Mac Pro, and answer your listener twitter questions!

Direct download: CultCast_EP_15_May_31_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm PST