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Planet of the Apps: it’s a show but it’s also a theme of today’s Vergecast

Planet of the Apps: it’s a show but it’s also a theme of today’s Vergecast


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Hey, y’all. This week’s episode of Vergecast is the first in our new studio. And our heroes (Nilay, Paul, and Dieter, in case you were unaware) are still getting used to it. But you can’t see them while you’re listening, so it doesn’t really matter! It’s a new look but it has the same great taste. Topics on this week’s show include: lots of TV talk, including Apple TV and Caavo; more unlimited data plans; a bit of consumer audio speak; and a few anecdotes and reviews sprinkled in.

Also, Megan Farokhmanesh stops by briefly to talk about her experience using a new dating app called Hater. Does she love it or hate it? Tune in to find out.

02:17 - Code Media

03:23 - Apple headlines, iPhone 8 rumors

09:58 - TV stuff

14:34 - Planet of the Apps

21:54 - Caavo

33:32 - Verizon’s new unlimited data plan

40:52 - Hater app with Megan

46:48 - Paul’s weekly segment “Dieter wouldn’t let me make a slurping noise for the name of this segment

49:08 - This Belle doll will dance for you, but only if you attempt to code

53:08 - Sonos news / consumer audio talk

1:02:28 - Android apps on Chrome OS

If you enjoyed this podcast and all my friends speaking in your ears, we have more stuff you can listen to! We have Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. We have Verge Extras, which experiments with audio and podcasting in new and interesting ways. You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunesGoogle PlaySpotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts nowadays.