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.

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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TJ switches to Verizon, Joseph tries and fails to break his phone, the new Apple TV Siri remote is fantastic, and both have many wishes and opinions for the upcoming WWDC keynote.

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What is life without a few banking woes. Join Joseph in commiserating with TJ about the hot garbage fire that is the modern American banking system. Then join in Joe’s office and computer transitionary journey. And don’t miss the exciting eGPU discussions! And much more.

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Basically a New iPad Pro
Ep. 29May. 41h 4m 51s

This week, Joe and TJ discuss everything they ever wanted you to know about the MacBook Air — which may or may not be different from everything _you_ ever wanted to know about the MacBook Air. You may also want to know most about Apple failure modes, AirPods Max stands, and John Siracusa’s apps Front and Center and SwitchGlass. And last but not least, what does the future hold for the iPad?

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Wonka Himself
Ep. 28Apr. 211h 1m 17s

Get ready to nerd out about all the Apple product announcements from the April 20 event. TJ and Joe have the scoop, the opinions, the good, the bad, the ranting, the raving. It’s all here. Tune in!

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I Agree With My Subconscious
Ep. 27Apr. 61h 10m 2s

Did NightOwl crash? TJ explains and talks about backup strategies and more. Then there’s Safari, WWDC 2021, Apple Watch Cellular woes, Apple being bad at design, iCloud making Joe sad, and 20 years of Mac OS X / OS X / macOS.

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The Road to Ignominy
Ep. 26Mar. 241h 11m 38s

In this episode, Joseph and TJ discuss things impacting their hi fidelity life style: they dive into more Apple Watch Cellular woes, AirPods Pro quality issues and Apple’s service program for them, I’m a… Justin? Thunderbolt potentially coming to iPad, and the Twelve South HoverBar Duo for iPad. And don’t miss the post show if you have any interest in Superman and Lois on the CW or The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus.

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