Clockwise

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Clockwise is a rapid-fire discussion of current technology issues hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and featuring two special guests each week. Four people, four topics--and because we're always watching the clock, no episode is longer than 30 minutes. Hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent.

All Episodes

Homescreen customization, favorite iOS 14 features and bugs, the devices on which we work, and vintage tech we coveted.

Sep 23

30 min

• Does the Apple Watch update justify the new number? • What will Apple do with the iPad Pro now that the iPad Air has been upgraded? • Does the Apple Watch SE hit the "sweet spot" and price and functionality? • Was Apple right to remove the Apple Watch charging brick? Will it do the same for the iPhone 12?

Sep 16

30 min

Apple event hopes, finding joy, our NFC uses, and how virtual conferences have changed things for the better.

Sep 9

30 min

What's your online fact-finding process? Is the pandemic causing our social skills to atrophy? What Apple rumors have you most — and least — excited? If you could use a high-performance virtual workstation offsite, would you? Shelly Brisbin and Joseph Rosensteel join us to answer these questions and more!

Sep 2

28 min

Our recent tech-related pandemic purchases, videoconferencing likes and wishes, coolest dream tech, and emergency preparedness packs.

Aug 26

30 min

Are you a tech hypocrite? What's a social media feature you want on other social networks? Do you listen to the radio? What do you think of Dropbox's new features? Kathy Campbell, Dan Sturm, and Jason Snell join Mikah Sargent to answer these questions!

Aug 19

30 min

Microsoft and Apple argue about cloud gaming, the iOS apps we want to run on our Macs, the future—or lack thereof—of foldable phones, and whether we'd trade our Face ID in for Touch ID.

Aug 12

30 min

Can Instagram Reels take on TikTok? What are our favorite low-tech pastimes? What do we think of Disney's Mulan release? What promised future tech did we think we'd have by now? Aleen Simms and Jeremy Burge join us to answer these questions!

Aug 5

30 min

Streaming services' Watch Together features, how concerned we are about Big Tech personally, what we buy from online ads, and the riskiest tech in our homes, privacy wise.

Jul 29

29 min

Watching video podcasts, our favorite health-related apps, unnecessarily complicated tech processes, and cheap tech gear that ended up being fun to use.

Jul 23

26 min

The era of peak streaming services, Apple's blindspots, our work device setups, and the iPhone tips that surprise and delight people.

Jul 15

30 min

How staying home has impacted our use of social media, the tech we've ordered since the start of the pandemic, the subscription service we'd recommend to others, and low-tech solutions to high tech problems.

Jul 8

27 min

Our strategy for adopting Apple software betas, the future of gaming on Apple silicon, when we'll buy an Apple silicon Mac, and what we'd like to automate for social good.

Jul 1

29 min

How iOS 14's App Library will change our app organization habits, our thoughts on Mac Catalyst in the age of ARM Macs, how we feel about the macOS redesign, and WWDC's new format.

Jun 24

30 min

Pie-in-the-sky WWDC predictions, Apple's latest App Store kerfuffle, streaming video games online, and the future of AR in light of Bose's withdrawal from the market.

Jun 17

30 min

Whether we'd trade up for a new Mac, what we'd track using our iPhones, our excitements and concerns over the Mac ARM transition, and how we're handling tragedy and normaly on social media.

Jun 11

30 min

Our use of voice assistants on our phones, mass deleting content from social media, the tech we use to wake up, and companies responding to current events.

Jun 3

30 min

Tech that helps us sleep, our thoughts on HBO Max, how we'd fix social media if we were in charge, and our plans (or lack thereof) to visit reopening Apple stores.

May 28

26 min

Apple may not be including headphones with the next iPhone, the restaurants and other places we want to visit when the quarantine is over, our latest online gaming experiences, and how we watch movies with friends over the Internet.

May 20

30 min

What's something you're itching to learn? What would be the topic(s) of your own virtual conference? What's your essential quarantine tech? Which star would you send to space? Lory Gil and Zac Hall are here to answer these questions and more!

May 13

23 min

Pandemic tech changes we'd like, privacy concerns over contact tracing, the best (and worst) phishing attempts, and Twitter chastises language.

May 6

30 min

What's the last video or piece of media that impacted you? What if everyone unmuted their mics in video meetings? What's your typical work setup these days? What tech is getting you through the week? Megan Morrone and James Thomson are here to answer these questions and more!

Apr 30

29 min

The tech our current world situation has made us appreciate (or realize we don't need), what age is too young for tech, voice assistant misfires, and our favorite virtual backgrounds on video chat.

Apr 22

30 min

How do we organize our smartphone home screens? What are some ways companies are pivoting in the wake of COVID-19? How have our tech purchasing habits been impacted by COVID-19? Have the "shelter in place" orders affected our tech use? Kathy Campbell and Jeremy Burge join Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent to answer these questions!

Apr 15

30 min

Our remote tech troubleshooting tips, the most and least fiddly tech, how the open web benefited our learning, and whether Quibi is genius or madness.

Apr 8

30 min

Can Fitbit's new wearable take on the Apple Watch? How do you balance privacy, security, and reaching out to family during COVID-19? Can you use an iPad as your primary device? Should macOS support touch interaction? Answers to all these questions can be found within!

Apr 2

29 min

How we deal with old tech and data, what we do to entertain ourselves (and friends) via Zoom and Skype, our health tracking habits, and the weirdest COVID-19 related emails we've gotten from companies.

Mar 25

26 min

How technology has helped us with social distancing, how we're coping with media anxiety, our tips for working — and living — from home, and COVID-19's effect on future infrastructure.

Mar 19

29 min

The rumored iOS 14 features we're most anticipating, what we'd like to see on the next Apple Watch, our digital (and analogue) journaling habits, and how we handle calendaring, notes, and to-dos.

Mar 11

29 min

Whether we've used app-connected scooters and bikes, how podcasts have changed our music-listening habits, how the coronavirus is impacting tech events, tradeshows, and this year's phone updates.

Mar 5

30 min

The debate over standardizing smartphone charging ports, how we feel about HomeKit Secure Video, whether we want an autonomous car, and what kind of Instagram users we are.

Feb 26

30 min

Apps and services we use to communicate, complaints about Google's mobile productivity suite, our antivirus practices, and mobile games we've kept around for awhile.

Feb 20

30 min

Samsung's latest flip phone, security tips for elections and ordinary people, high refresh rate phones, and the challenge online learning brings to traditional universities.

Feb 12

31 min

The best and worst of Apple in the year gone by, Google's divisive Super Bowl ad, how we'd fix Apple News+, and what the iPad is still missing.

Feb 5

30 min

Our app preferences on macOS and iOS, if we're TikTok'in', our sleep-tracking habits (or lack thereof), and the last tech tip we shared that blew someone's mind.

Jan 29

29 min

Digital wellbeing apps and features, movies and TV shows we thought would accurately predict the future, our encryption habits, and our "analog" hobbies. Plus, our first jobs!

Jan 23

29 min

Our best security practices, the services we'd still like to see from tech companies, thoughts on Twitter's experimental reply system, and the last apps we fell in love with.

Jan 15

30 min

The coolest or weirdest things we've seen from CES, podcasts we want made into books, whether we're still downloading new mobile apps, and our experiences with guided meditation and Apple's Breathe app.

Jan 8

27 min

The tech we: * want to see in 2020 * felt made the most difference in our life in 2019 * gifted this holiday season * did or did not use in 2000 that we do or do not use today

Jan 2

30 min

Our tech stocking stuffers, why the Mac's community exists, Apple's satellite interests, and a port-less—but modular?—iPhone.

Dec 2019

30 min

Sprucing up the holidays with gadgets, our tech New Year's resolutions, one new smart home standard to rule them all, and our excitement (or lack thereof) for new generations of game consoles.

Dec 2019

27 min

Cleaning our tech, staying in touch while traveling, the next step for the consumer Mac lineup, and our thoughts on Apple rumors and how they're covered.

Dec 2019

30 min

Best tech gifts given and received, the future of the HomePod, how we deal with all our photos, and unplugging while on vacation.

Dec 2019

30 min

We aren't surprised the California DMV is selling personal data, we share our thoughts on video-recording-and-sharing-service Loom, Dan buys (at a discount) all our Thanksgiving & Black Friday deals tips, and we discuss "sharenting."

Nov 2019

30 min

How we store our data and notes, the impact of Apple's new Austin campus, our exposure to TikTok, and thoughts on Google Stadia's launch.

Nov 2019

30 min

Tech innovations we've come to appreciate, our thoughts on 5G, how Apple decided to improve its MacBook keyboard, and our latest internet rabbit holes.

Nov 2019

31 min

Nerdy technical tasks, our upgrade decisions in a post-Catalina world, thoughts on Photoshop for iPad, and how we deal with new software features.

Nov 2019

30 min

Our task management workflows, the moment we knew — as kids — that we were incredibly interested in technology, our thoughts on AirPods Pro, and how we assist relatives with their technology needs.

Oct 2019

30 min

Applications for Apple's rumored AR glasses, our feelings on technology companies in bed with autocratic governments, wired vs. wireless headphones, and Instagram's banning of cosmetic surgery filters.

Oct 2019

30 min

Taking a look at the way tech affects privacy and ethics, whether we think this is Siri's year to shine, our thoughts on the Pixel 4 gesture system, and the first thing we'd do if we ran Facebook.

Oct 2019

30 min

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