Episode 203: The Apple Event 2021Authored on September 16, 2021
Yes, it’s that time again! Another year, another Apple event! But was it a strong, solid showcase of ever-improving products, or an underwhelming disappointment? Well, that depends on who you ask…
Steven Scott, Marc Aflalo and Shaun Preece will be diving into just what was announced at the Apple Fall event this year. They’ll be sharing their thoughts on the updated iPad range, the new Series 7 Apple Watch and, of course, the new iPhone 13 lineup. Is Shaun seriously suggesting that the new iPad Mini would make for a great phone? Is Steven’s credit card about to explode with even more iPhone purchases, and does the new Apple Watch offer anything interesting to draw Marc away from his recently acquired Samsung Galaxy Watch 4?
All these questions will be answered in the next 52 minutes, plus we have listener emails, time zone confusion and an announcement of the arrival of a new ""Double Tap Baby""…
Tune in to Double Tap Canada, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Eastern on AMI-audio, and check out Double Tap TV, which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv. Also why not take a listen to our new podcast series, Shaun of the Shed? You’ll find it on your favourite podcast app: search for AMI-Exclusives.
Episode 202: Event Excitement, Echo Updates & iMac AccessoriesAuthored on September 9, 2021
Welcome to Double Tap Canada. It’s September which, as any nerd knows, is the start of tech event season. We now have official word on both the Apple and Microsoft event dates, which are September 14 and September 22, respectively. But which one are you more excited about? Can Shaun convince Steven that Microsoft are, in fact, cool?
It’s then on to the tech news, with a discussion regarding web accessibility ... or lack thereof. With so many people having to work from home recently, the problems that certain services, apps and websites have when it comes to accessibility have been brought into the spotlight. We share our thoughts and experiences, but would also love to hear yours. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Speaking of accessibility, Steven tells us about a great tip for JAWS and Outlook users. It’s a great demonstration of how one simple keypress can make a big difference to usability.
Next up, Shaun is excited by some recent updates to the Amazon Echo. There’s adaptive volume which allows your Echo to shout back at you, and some new ways to trigger routines that could bring new life to your Echo Show.
It’ll come as no surprise to hear that Steven has been spending again this week. He’ll be telling us all about his exciting new accessories, such as a monitor riser dock and a five-way charging station, but what exactly has he been buying these accessories for? Spoiler alert: He’s also bought a new iMac…
The show wraps up with your emails, including support for the Home Button, a call for an online blind trucking convoy and, rather worryingly, a proposal for Shaun for president…
Episode 201: Smart Homes, Smart Toilets & Hammering ScrewsAuthored on September 2, 2021
Welcome to a rather manic episode of Double Tap Canada where this week we dive into the exciting world of the smart home. Steven & Marc have been splashing the cash in an effort to transform their existing ordinary, boring old dumb houses into futuristic dream homes of tomorrow. With smart toilets with self-lifting seats, voice-controlled showers, touch sensitive curtains & voice-controlled blinds what could possibly go wrong?
We’ll also be discussing some interesting tech news including China’s new crack-down on online gaming. Under 18’s will only be allowed to play games for 1 hour a day and only on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Is this the actions of a responsible, concerned regime or the over-reach of a nanny state?
To wrap up the show, Shaun will be explaining internet speeds and how you can test your connection to make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for.
All this and more, only on Double Tap Canada.