Every fortnight, hosts Andrew Hathaway, Julian Kay and Jordan Appleson discuss topics from pencils and paper, and each-others “weird quirks“ to the current and future of technology and whatever else they like.
March 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
19, andrew hathaway, automation, episode 19, ergodox ez, face id, headspace, ios, ipad, iphone, jordan appleson, julian kay, keyboards, lumosity, mavis, mavispodcast, podcasts, power, productivity, surface book, usb c, windows phone, workflow
Andrew receives his ErgoDox EZ and can no longer compute. Julian takes the iPhone onboard as a device in his life, but has a few more itches to scratch alongside a realisation. Julian also got a Surface Book 2, we discuss how Windows power management, the USB-C life and new iPads with Face ID. Finally, a chat about our favourite podcasts and when we listen to them, with a public announcement and a special after show clip.
February 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 25 mins
18, andrew hathaway, arm, bacon, chips, crackdown, digital, emoji, episode 18, ergodox ez, field notes, fork, haxley, homepod, ios, iphone, jordan appleson, julian kay, lumia, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, onenote, review, rings, windows, windows phone, workflow
The HomePod causes marks yet Andrew still considers one. Did Jordan create workflow yet? Apple’s emoji decision is causing issues not just on Apple platforms, Jordan eats chips with a fork and unhappiness with a Field Notes addition. In a bold move, Julian tries an iPhone for the first time and gives iOS a big review, from a Windows Phone users point of view.
February 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 25 mins
17, amazon, andrew hathaway, apple, awareness, echo dot, episode 17, homepod, ifttt, jordan appleson, julian kay, kickstarter, klingon blood, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, mindnode, productivity, star trek, trello, turn touch, whiteboard, wunderlist
What colour is a Klingon’s blood? Andrew’s Turn Touch arrives, Jordan is using MindNode and Andrew is trying to be aware using Trello. Jordan finally takes the plunge on an Amazon Echo Dot, and the HomePod goes in to preorder!
January 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
16, andrew hathaway, andromeda, apple, arm, atlassian, episode 16, ergodox ez, ergonomic, jira, jordan appleson, julian kay, keyboards, labo, macbook pro, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, nintendo, nintendo labo, slack, surface phone, teams, usb c, visual studio, wasd, wasdkeyboards, windows
Follow up with Surface Phone and Windows on ARM, ergonomic keyboards and the Surface Ergonomic keyboards leading on to productive desk setups and Andrew’s new 13” MacBook Pro. Nintendo’s Labo cardboard awesomeness and Microsofts failings with buggy applications.
January 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 25 mins
15, andrew hathaway, andromeda, apple, authorities, cursor, episode 15, ios, ipad, jordan appleson, julian kay, mavis, mavispodcast, meltdown, memes, react native, spectre, surface mobile, twitter, universal applications, uwp, windows
Excusing the tricky recording for the first 7 minutes, we discuss last weeks Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, universal apps on iOS, what this means for Apple’s platforms and some further Andromeda renders. Rounding out the episode with a discussion on authority-Twitter-accounts trying to meme.
January 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 24 mins
14, 2018, andrew hathaway, apple, doxie, doxie flip, doxie q, dvorak, episode 14, ergonomic, face id, field notes, imac, imac pro, jordan appleson, julian kay, keyboard, macbook, macbook pro, matias, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, new years, scanning, sculpt, shredding, surface, wasd, wasdkeyboards
It’s Andrew’s turn to be ill! Will the next generation of MacBooks have Face ID? Scanning documents and going paperless with the Doxie. Shredding techniques included. Jordan has a new wallet. Julian has a new keyboard. Rounding out the first 2018 episode with our “Themes for the Year”.
December 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 22 mins
13, aibo, aibo dog, aibo robot, amazon, andrew hathaway, apple, battery tech, cars, date bug, dogs, electric cars, episode 13, i am root, jordan appleson, julian kay, kindle, kindle oasis, mavis, mavispodcast, month 13, oasis, roadster, roadster 2, robot dog, sony, telsa, tesla roadster 2, vulnerabilities
The Tesla Roadster 2 boasts impressive numbers. Jules gets a new Kindle. Apple has a terrible couple of weeks with vulnerabilities, bugs, and some awkward design choices in the past. Andrew heavily dislikes like the Aibo Robot Dog.
December 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 50 mins
12, 2018, andrew hathaway, apple, automation, developer, episode 12, field notes, field notes brand, gaming, hacks, iphone x, jordan appleson, julian kay, mavis, mavispodcast, minecraft, notebooking, productivity, runescape, tips, tricks
Julian continues to be in love with Minecraft. Meanwhile, Jordan and Andrew have lost their appetite. “Reviews” for all of the new Field Notes we’ve got, alongside some plans for 2018 notebooking setups. Finishing off with a listener question about Tips, Tools and “Hacks” for developers.
November 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 56 mins
11, 950 xl, andrew hathaway, apple, battery cases, courier, cshell, episode 11, fast charging, iphone, iphone 8, iphone x, jordan appleson, julian kay, lumia, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, mugen, productivity, samsung, surface, surface mobile
We’re back and kicking off the episode with follow up, batteries during travel and a discussion of US plugs and why Andrew doesn’t get along with them. Andrew gets an iPhone X and falls in love. Jules’ thoughts on the Surface Mobile. What is it? How will it fit in to the world? Closing with talks about the Apple tax, would you pay it? We would.
October 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 24 mins
10.5”, andrew hathaway, annoying, apple, big bang theory, dime novel, discovery, episodaversary, facebook, field notes, field notes brand, gm, ios 11, ios 11.1, ipad, ipad pro, jordan appleson, julian kay, mavis, mavispodcast, notifications, star trek
Welcome to the 10th Episode of the Mavis podcast! After the celebrations, we turn to hating on Facebook and discussing our issues with their stupid notifications. We also discuss the social ethics of birthday messages. Jordan picked up a new iPad Pro 10.5”, In which we then hate on iOS 11, or at least Jordan does. Initial thoughts for the first 2 episodes of Star Trek Discovery and finishing up with a surprise Field Notes review!
September 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 26 mins
andrew hathaway, apple, apple tv, baron fig, code, coding, engineering, gm, hard cover, ios 11, iphone 10, iphone 8, iphone x, jordan appleson, julian kay, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, notebook, pen, series 3, software engineer, stationery, tv, watch, watchos 4
New Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Issues with iOS 11 GM. Jordans new Baron Fig notebook set. Finishing up with some stories on how we got in to software engineering.
September 13th, 2017 | 1 hr 25 mins
Follow up with RuneScape, did the hosts play it? Take a guess. What’s the difference between Redstone in Windows and Minecraft? Given the news of Microsoft and Amazons collaboration, how will Alexa and Cortana mingle? What are the pain points and how we’d prefer to interact with them. Jordan and Andrew are having sleeping problems, what’s good for sleep and what’s bad for sleep? How can we resolve our sleeping problems?
August 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 27 mins
950 xl, andrew hathaway, cop button, ds, essential, essential phone, flat tyre, gameboy, homepod, ios, ios 11, iphone 8, jailbreak, jordan appleson, julian kay, leak, lumia, mavis, mavispodcast, mcdonalds, microsoft, minecraft, moto 360, nintendo, playstation, runescape, secure enclave hack, the notch, touch id, windows, windows mobile, world of warcraft, wow, xbox
Julian fixes his Lumia 950 XL in a “smart” way. The iPhone 8 finally gets it’s discussion, back to Touch ID nightmares and more importantly, how will The Notch turn out?! Ending the show with a good old chat about gaming histories, feeling nostalgic and getting stupidly close to relapsing our addictions with games.
August 16th, 2017 | 1 hr 25 mins
2017, andrew hathaway, apple, apple magic trackpad, artificial intelligence, banking, campfire, field notes, field notes brand, high frequency trading, hot drinks, imac, jordan appleson, julian kay, lemsip, lt3, macos, management, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, notebooking, notebooks, personal financing, safari, scripting setup, sharbo, sharbo lt3, stationery, tabs
Recapping the Lemsip & hot drink discussion following Andrews brief illness, before moving on to follow up with the use of tabs, Jordans new Sharbo LT3 and the new Campfire Field Notes. Andrew then discusses his new iMac, the setup process and how he’s finding the trackpad. Finishing up with some casual talk about personal financial management, modern banking and how AI’s could help with management and investments.
August 2nd, 2017 | 1 hr 40 mins
2017, andrew hathaway, apfs, apple, chromium, developers, edge, firefox, fusion drive, high sierra, imac, jordan appleson, julian kay, macos, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, safari, slack, software engineering, tabs, teams, window server
Why wouldn’t someone clean out their tabs, and why would you use a handful of browsers at once?! Jordan and Julian try to explain. Andrew gets a new machine, but finds himself in a predicament. Slack vs Teams, why both and how do they compare?