Some of the more refined souls around these parts mourned the passing of Macworld magazine last week. The masthead survives in online form, if survival you can call it, but the print issue is a dead parrot. It's a shame. Some great journo's worked at that mag, and a suprising amount of podcast talent came out of it, not always to talk about Apple.
Jason Snell, who runs my favorite fun-media* podcast The Incomparable, wrote for Macword for a couple of decades. He's become something of a podcast mogul on the side, and now has a shiny new blog as well.
Six Colors, which looks way more colorful than Daring Fireball.
If you have a round of blogs you like to take in before the working day, and you tend to end up at the same sites as me – looking at you, Beeso – it's worth bookmarking.
People still bookmark, right?
He started with a piece about the comparative sizes of the new iPhones. (He got both early to review). I was happy to see the entry because I confess myself vexed on this matter. To the point of possibly waiting for the S variants of the 6 to arrive and the Watch to mature before I step up from my 5S.
A lot of my 'phone' use is for reading, which argues for a larger screen, but then I also listen to a shitload of podcasts, audiobooks and music on it – which is better with a smaller model. Hence my decision to wait for the watch to mature. I'm hoping to be able to hand off a lot of the audio features to the wearable, freeing me up to get the Plus.
Anyway, Six Colors, check it out. And his podcasts are the bomb too.
The Incomparable. More of a network than a single poddy. (And they have a Weapons of Choice episode!)
And the newly minted Upgrade, which is much more techy.
*Fun-Media. It's totally a category.