Deconstruct 72: is Anyone Actually Doing Research Anymore?

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig, Jerome Koehler

On this Deconstruct, Ben, Patrice, and yes even Jerry take on the announcement of the upcoming female 13th Doctor on Doctor Who and vacuums of doom while Ben has no idea what day it is while Patrice’s BMW is holding him hostage. Oh yeah, there’s some some tech stories to talk about as well. In our first story, CoM irresponsibly encourages everyone to try public beta software. We talk about the reasons to this is an incredibly terrible idea and why its not its not the manufacturer’s fault if things do not work. In our second article, TidBits clears up the real story about AgileBits’s One Password and how they are not requiring you to use their cloud service. Lastly, Fortune argues that Apple and Google need their own Prime Day. They fail to realize that neither of them are retailers.

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Deconstruct 71: Apple is Never Good Enough and Neither are the Article

with Patrice Brendamour, Ben Roethig

On today’s episode, Ben botches the disclaimer to a comical level. Patrice joins him while Jerry takes care of his Pet so he’s not here.

In the first article, Rene Ritchie pens an excellent article that takes on a piece from Josh Toplosky about the iPad as a primary device. We discuss why it can be a primary device for certain users and how iOS 11 tilts things in the iPad’s favor. However, it’s not all great for iMore since we take issue with iMore talking about iOS 12 rumors right after iOS 11 was announced. iMore then defended their clickbait page. Lastly, Macworld’s the Macalope takes on a Market Realist piece calling the Apple Watch a flop because its not the iPhone.

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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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