From pencils and paper, and each-others “weird quirks” to the current and future of technology, the hosts discuss whatever they like.

About the show

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.

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  • Episode 24: It’s MacRumoured

    July 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    24, andrew hathaway, andromeda, bugs, episode 24, high sierra, jordan appleson, julian kay, macos, macrumours, mavis, mavispodcast, mojave, review, summer, system, the verge, window server

    Andrew experiences High Sierra’s & Mojave’s Window Server bugs and Microsoft’s Andromeda device was featured on The Verge & Mac Rumours. Jules’ currently performing his summer review in which he has made some interesting changes to his devices! We also discuss how the Read Later problem is not solved yet.

  • Episode 23: Revitalised

    June 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 30 mins
    23, andrew hathaway, episode 23, gtd, ios, ipad, iphone, iphone x, jordan appleson, journalling, julian kay, macos, mavis, mavispodcast, mojave, nock co, notebooking, omnifocus, omnigroup, product red, productivity, system, toty, workflow

    We now know Siri Shortcuts is better than Workflow! Jordan has a new phone, Andrews is scratched to hell. After Andrews Theme of the Year wasn’t going so well, and had to be adjusted, he’s turned it around and made some changes, including a migration to OmniFocus and major changes in “The System”.

  • Episode 22: Sausages Across My Watch

    June 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    2018, 22, acquire, andrew hathaway, apple, bash, buyout, episode 22, github, ios, ios12, jordan appleson, julian kay, macos, mavis, mavispodcast, microsoft, mojave, terminal, tvos, watchos, watchos5, windows, wsltty, wwdc

    Microsoft buys GitHub and appoints Xamarin CEO. Moving swiftly past tvOS, we discuss the changes in iOS12, watchOS 5 and macOS that matter to us and Jules and Jordan discuss WSLtty and terminal emulators in Windows.

  • Episode 21: Organise My Lists, and Life

    May 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 39 mins
    apple, email, iphone, life, lists, microsoft, onenote, plan, productivity, routines, to do, trello, watch

    Back in to the swing of things, we catch up on our Theme for the Year’s, and how it’s affecting our productivity, routines and life overall. Julian goes all in on iPhone and loves his new Apple Watch.

  • Episode 20: Star Trek Special

    May 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    20, andrew hathaway, episode 20, jordan appleson, julian kay, mavis, mavispodcast, special, star trek

    Following the finale of Star Trek Discovery, Jordan & Julian talk Star Trek. All of Star Trek.

    Warning: Discovery spoilers!

  • Episode 19: Help Me Lift the iPad off the Table

    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.

  • Episode 18: Me, My Burger, My Shielding System

    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.

  • Episode 17: Lazy in a Good Way

    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!

  • Episode 16: Unreasonably Unreasonable

    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.

  • Episode 15: You Don’t Need to Meme

    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.

  • Episode 14: The Reverse Hump

    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”.

  • Episode 13: This Isn’t a Dog Replacement

    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.

  • Episode 12: You've Got to Ship!

    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.

  • Episode 11: Guys, Embrace the Notch

    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.

  • Episode 10: That’s When I Stopped Doing Birthday Cards

    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!

  • Episode 9: The Functionality? Stupid.

    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.