Vector 60: iPhones and indies, with Jessie Char

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show, Jessie Char couldn't get an iPhone 6, but she did join us to talk about Bendgate, big phones in small pockets and purses of holding, iOS 8.0.1 and the coverage thereof, the realities of running an indie dev company, and more! With Georgia Dow, Guy English, Rene Ritchie

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Elderly people and non-tech savvy people will charge their iPhones in a microwave?
    How remarkably un-informed and insensitive that comment is. Then you go on to talk about "bad writing". 3 episodes in and I am ready to cast you all aside for being self-absorbed "young-ins"
  • You may not know what happened, A site posted this "tip on charging your phone in the microwave"
    I hope you do understand that people actually did destroy their phones and yes it was those who did not know technology and those who are too old to have grown up with technology.
    People expect everyone to have the same tech knowledge and that is not true. I was stating that someone's prank causes others real world problems, and no it's not because people are "stupid" (as some were assuming online) but that not all of us grew up with the fortune of tech surrounding us. Hope that helps clear up the backstory before you cast us away.
  • Thanks for letting me holler "get off my lawn". I knew about the tip. I knew that people had actually done it. People respond to SPAM too ;-) "People expect everyone to have the same tech knowledge and that is not true" is the operative phrase. The off-hand definition of those people as "elderly and not tech savvy" lets lots of people off the hook. Obviously a 25 year old is not elderly and by default tech savvy. I guess I read too much Dave Winer on ageism. I am elderly. I have been alpha and beta testing technology (software and hardware) for 45 years ;-) so I might count as tech savvy I would only put my iPhone in the microwave to dry it out after washing it with Mr. Clean. The colors are pretty when it sparks (I do it to old teacups too). I have not thrown you away and happily await Overcast letting me know when the next episode is upon us. Heck, I'll even follow y'all on the twitter.
  • So happy that you didn't cast us away = ) I will try to be more careful with the manner in which I speak as I do not ever want to make people feel excluded or stereotyped. Thank you for helping me be more aware and no Lol you would not be considered non tech savvy.
  • I thought everyone knew the microwave rumor was false... Carbonated water is what makes the battery charge fastest. And btw, I work with an idiot who nuked his iPhone, and he's only 23...hardly elderly... Just stupid. Posted via the iMore App for Android
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  • I listened. Note: The Kardashians are Daylight Hookers hosed down clean to transform them into American Royalty.