HiFi

Welcome to the online home of HiFi, hosted by Joseph Darnell and TJ Draper.

Joseph and TJ may be a content creator and a software developer respectively, but they’re also tech enthusiasts, and, really, life enthusiasts. And in HiFi, they share their passion for Apple, media, technology, and the integration (or lack thereof) of all such things.

Welcome to the online home of HiFi, hosted by Joseph Darnell and TJ Draper.

Joseph and TJ may be a content creator and a software developer respectively, but they’re also tech enthusiasts, and, really, life enthusiasts. And in HiFi, they share their passion for Apple, media, technology, and the integration (or lack thereof) of all such things.

An Apple a Day
Ep. 41Oct. 1956m 20s

Apple events happen during Apple Event season and we’re heard to break it all down for you. And boy are the new MacBook Pros looking good!

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Grab It by the Rails
Ep. 40Oct. 555m 37s

Joseph shares his first impressions of his new iPhone 13 mini, Cinematic Mode, ProMotion, and what he thought of the other iPhone models he played with at the Apple Store. Then, for the big reveal, we learn what pathetic car stereo Joseph purchased. Next, Joseph shopped for a new car charger mount while TJ got off of his chest all his concerns for the corporatism that continues to take over Apple from the inside. Then, TJ handed off editing the show to Joseph while he left for vacation!

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Star Light, Star Bright
Ep. 39Sep. 201h 19m 10s

Joe and TJ record a podcast in the same room! And what do they talk about? Apple’s iPhone 13 event, of course. Did you know Apple loves California? Well they made sure you do with this event video. And TJ and Joe dive into that and everthing Apple talked about and released: new iPad, iPad Mini, Apple Watch Series 7, and the iPhones 13.

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Crinkled Book Smell
Ep. 38Sep. 71h 16m 11s

What does Fiber internet, bluetooth car stereos, and ebooks have in common? They’re the topics TJ and Joe cover in this episode! Because TJ is (hopefully) getting fiber internet, Joe would like to connect to his older car via Bluetooth, and Joe likes reading ebooks. And don’t miss the post show discussion of MCU, Spider-man, Sam Raimi and more!

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Send Dunes
Ep. 37Aug. 251h 28m 4s

In this episode TJ and Joe are joined by TJ’s good friend, Kevin Smith to discuss Safari 15 Beta 6, 1Password 8 as an Electron app, and the big, important topic, Apple’s CSAM Detection Efforts.

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Wracked With Consternation
Ep. 36Aug. 1055m 16s

Walter Isaacson is at it again, and TJ and Joseph have thoughts. Like maybe Isaacson isn’t such a great writer? Just spitballing after his Steve Jobs biography. Many others agree! TJ is also back to using his Hackintosh as his full time personal computer, the Ekster MagSafe Card Holder is pretty disappointing, and the two have thoughts on audiobooks and book reading.

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Junk Drawer Design
Ep. 35Jul. 271h 17m 45s

Strap in, we’ve got a lot of topics this episode: Automattic is buying more stuff, MORE STUFF! Apple is putting Intel processors in Macs still? Joseph likes the look of a paid alternative to Google Search called Neeva. TJ and Joseph reminisce about the good old days of Apple design. TJ is enjoying NetNewsWire. And the pair are trying to find a good MagSafe wallet — surely there’s something good out there? In the post show, TJ and Joseph discuss Black Widow and the Marvel Universe.

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Smooth, Solid Slab of a Surface
Ep. 34Jul. 131h 20m 55s

Eyeglasses, iPad Keyboards, Note taking apps, iOS and iPadOS 15 beta, Disney+ and Black Widow, problems with the Apple Watch and AirPods Pro: it’s another riveting and quite nerdy episode of HiFi!

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Synergy-iation
Ep. 33Jun. 3059m 24s

Day One be synergizin’ with Automattic, Joe is interested in ergonomic computer pointing devices and blue light blocking glasses, TJ is interested in Windows 11 — and the design of this iteration of Windows has also caught Joe’s eye, and TJ thinks modern digital key fobs are… problematic.

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Absorbing SharePlay
Ep. 32Jun. 81h 20m 58s

WWDC 2021 is in the books, and Joseph and TJ have thoughts, opinions, hopes, dreams, deep dish pizza is just bad lasagna, etc. Join in to hear all about Apple’s announced and upcoming offerings!

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