Deconstruct 70: Big Brother Meets War Games and the Ghost of Steve Jobs

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig

Ben and Patrice are flying solo (or tandem) because Jerry got a new pet. In our first article, Quartz blames bad managers everywhere on the ghost of Steve Jobs. We get down not he complex person that was Steve and why the misbehavior of other execs have nothing to do with him. In our second story, Apple Insider talks about all the time Apple was late to the party. They just happen to include some of Apple’s most successful products.

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Deconstruct 69: Technical Issues in Our Favor

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig

On Deconstruct 69: Things are going wrong and it actually helps out Patrice and Ben. Jerry was allegedly sick, but we’re not buying it.

In our first article, Apple Insider pens an opinion piece talking about how and why Apple should be catering to hardcore gamers. We break down how much of this article has nothing to do with PC/ Mac gaming. In our second article, Siri is apparently dying and nobody got the memo. We’re still confused by the article.

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Deconstruct 68: Terrible Articles Presented by Tea

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig, Jerome Koehler

On Deconstruct 68, Jerry and Patrice are here to take names and drink tea. Ben was rolling his eyes in the background the whole time.

Apple releases new hardware and our man Sellers reacts with a giant emoji and a whiny series of questions. ZDnet brings Steve Jobs back from the dead in a slideshow of misquotes.

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Deconstruct 67: Give us Mistresses, Breakfast, and Contradictory “Facts”

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig

On Deconstruct 67, Jerry ditched us for “work breakfast” so Ben and Patrice take on the worst stories in tech. Ben predicted we would edit this July and his insights into our laziness were spot on.

In our first of four articles, Forbes talks about the Balmerization of Apple. We are still waiting for the “Developers! Developers! Developers!” moment and their websites to stop autoplaying. In our next article, Fstoppers looks for a mistress and writes a well thought out article on why they falling away from the Apple ecosystem. In the final articles 9to5 and pretty much everyone else peddle the rumor that the iPhone 8 will switch to USB-C as fact. Then KGI reports that they will stick with Lightning. Yes, both rumors came out in the same week.

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Deconstruct 66: The Stupidbowl 2.0

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig, Jerome Koehler

The whole panel is here this week and unlike last year, we’re not drunk.

In our article, our “friend“ Mr. Sellers wants to go back in time to where Apple made everything. In this case, its 3D printing and we disagree that Apple would be served by entering an industrial business. In our second article we applaud MacRumors for shooting down the idiotic rumors that Apple is getting into the vaping business. They do a great job is giving plausible options of what they patent could be. Plus, we almost forgot the outro.

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Deconstruct 65: The Alternative Facts of Technology

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig, Jerome Koehler

For episode 65 we are at full strength for Deconstruct.

In our first story, CNBC makes its debut depicting Apple’s doom with their high priced ANALysts. We look at what happens in real world economics in a mature market. In our second article, Forbes argues that the Apple Watch should support Android. We roll our eyes at this complete misunderstanding of the platform.

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Deconstruct 64: Tales as Fun as a Dentist Visit

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig, Jerome Koehler

On the latest episode of Deconstruct, Ben and Patrice hold down the ship. Oh yeah, Jerry is surprisingly here too.

In our first story (or is it an ad?) from ZDnet, they berate Apple for not buying Harman as Samsung did. We go into the reasons it was a great decision for Samsung to grab Harman’s portfolio of audio brands, but may not have been a good fit for Apple. In our second and last article, Barron’s Next has the “scoop” on Apple’s answer to Google Glass and how the non-existent product will effect its stock prices. We argue you that you maybe shouldn’t mix your investing advice and rumors.

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Deconstruct 63: We’re Deconstruct Biotch!

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig, Jerome Koehler

Ben, Jerry, and Patrice had something special for World Kindness Day… no we didn’t celebrate. Too much bullshit out there.

First Thomas Carter from the Huffington Post’s UK branch shuts down the people saying the new Touchbar MacBook Pros aren’t pro enough using actual real world examples. In our last story, The Wolfmann from classic movies howls a shitty article for Yahoo Finance about the Ear Pods. He claims Apple is dooooooomed because they were delayed and not end user repairable. We counter with the realities of modern electronics construction.

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Deconstruct 62: Forbes Please Hire A New Website Developer

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig

Jerry is moving to a nicer street corner, so its just Ben and Patrice this week.

In our first article, a Mashable writer Josh Dickey tells us why he’s keeping his twice recalled Galaxy Note 7. Even Mashable disagrees with this opinion. In our second story, Forbes makes our heads explode and that’s just the website. Contributor Ewan Spence tells us 21 ways the iPhone 7 sucks, without the 21 ways.

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Deconstruct 61: No Means No for Crappy Articles

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig, Jerome Koehler

Patrice, Jerry, and Ben are back and ready for more punishment.

In our first article, BS Outsider uses surveys from an IT tool called Spiceworks to determine which tech companies are innovative. It turns out to be more like an Enterprise popularity contest In our last article, Tech Crunch pans Google’s data collection polices in its new Google Assistant. The crew argues this is something that Google has already been doing for years and users have consented to.

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