The Impromptu

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The Impromptu is a weekly podcast, hosted by Michael Norton and Alex Knight. It’s a multi-faceted show discussing how technology, design, and economics converge on topics that matter most to us. We examine the creative process and how the decisions we make, shape our perceptions and lives.

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  • iOS 13 Beta 2 And PlayStation 5 Rumours

    iOS 13 beta 2 and tvOS beta 2 are out, PlayStation 5 rumours, and what was announced on the latest Nintendo Direct update.

  • WWDC 2019 Follow-Up: Is The Mac Pro Worth It?

    In our post WWDC 2019 follow-up, we contemplate whether Apple missed the mark or did exactly what they should have with the new Mac Pro, and some interesting stuff out of E3; Microsoft has a powerful new console coming.

  • WWDC 2019 Highlights

    In our WWDC 2019 highlights episode, we cover the broad strokes of what you need to know for the latest Apple announcements, from watchOS 6, to iPadOS and iOS 13, to macOS, and the new Mac Pro. More detail to come next week.

  • Huawei US Ban

    Does the Huawei US ban make sense? If we can't trust Huawei, why do we trust other Chinese technology companies? What evidence is there that Huawei and its affiliates are a threat to national security, and how will American businesses be affected?

  • Who Remembers NeXTSTEP?

    Devout Mac users are concerned about Marzipan apps not being proper native macOS apps, but who remembers the transition from NeXTSTEP to OS X? We've been through major transition periods before and came out okay. We explore a bit of macOS past in today's episode and also examine Mark Gurman's findings at Bloomberg on what's coming in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.