TEH 178: Software changes, A.I. with no humor. Subscriptions good or bad?

In This Episode: Software changes, A.I. with no humor. Subscriptions good or bad?

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • 0:30 LN: When software changes or is discontinued – opportunity or annoyance?
    • 1:20 Boxcryptor: was a solution to online security.
    • 3:40 Sold to Dropbox. What about other cloud services now?
    • 4:30 No more new accounts allowed.
    • 5:10 What do you do when it goes away? It’s an opportunity.
      • Chose Cryptomator
    • 7:10 GR: switching aps… Apple has done the same.
    • 11:00 GR: Pay attention to software you need.
    • 12:00 LN: Cyberduck and other ducks.
  • 15:30 GR: Snapchat – Scam or Bad Service? And what about Chloe?
  • 23:25 LN: Typo’ing email addresses, and easy email addresses.
  • 27:45 GR: ChatGPT. Playing around with the engine.
    • Confidently wrong
    • 31:00 ChatGPT is bad at humor. Really bad
  • 38:00 GR: Software Subscriptions make sense. I want good software.
  • 43:40 LN: Comparing value.

Ain’t it Cool

  • 47:15 LN & GR: Wednesday on Netflix.

BSP: Blatant Self-Promotion

1 Comment on “TEH 178: Software changes, A.I. with no humor. Subscriptions good or bad?

  1. The problem that I see with the software updates is that the new version of the product does not add new features, does not correct deficiencies and does not fix bugs; all they appear to do is change the look and feel of the software. Which is just an illusion of progress.
    If software subscriptions can remedy that people would feel better about the practice. Until the ‘marketing mentality’ that controls what gets put into an update is corrected and updates actually add new capabilities, correct deficiencies and fix existing bugs people will continue to grumble about subscriptions and will continue to feel that they are not getting what they are paying for.


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