Brent is one-third of Q Branch where he writes Vesper. Blog: inessential.com.

Michael is a founder of Flexibits where he works on Fantastical. Twitter: @macguitar.

Identical Cousins 24: Golden Master (Is Best)

Recorded 6 December 2013.

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This is the last episode of Identical Cousins. Thank you so much for listening! We had a great time, and we loved hearing from people who enjoyed the show.

This episode is sponsored by Oxygene from the super-awesome RemObjects Software. See remobjects.com/oxygene and use the discount code ID13 for 20% off.

This episode is also sponsored by HostGator. Use the coupon code COUSINS for 25% off. Get your very own .net domain name! (And web hosting. And 24/7 support. And plenty more.)

Some things we mention (or just felt like linking to):

We talk alot about previous episodes. Instead of linking to them in the show notes, we figured you could just visit the Archive.

Identical Cousins 23: Still Number One

Recorded 1 November 2013.

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In this episode we talk about the release of Fantastical 2 for iPhone. And stuff.

This episode is sponsored by Oxygene from the super-awesome RemObjects Software. See remobjects.com/oxygene and use the discount code ID13 for 20% off.

This episode is also sponsored by HostGator. Use the coupon code COUSINS for 25% off. Get your very own .net domain name! (And web hosting. And 24/7 support. And plenty more.)

Some things we mention (or just felt like linking to):

Identical Cousins 22: It’s Raining in Seattle, Michael

Recorded 23 September 2013.

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In this episode we talk about new iPhones, iOS 7, 64-bit support, and app upgrades.

Some things we mention (or just felt like linking to):

Note: Brent mentions that Vesper hadn’t been updated for iOS 7 yet. That was true at the time of the recording, but is no longer true.

Identical Cousins 21: $500?! Fully Subsidized!?

Recorded 23 August 2013.

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In this episode we talk about Steve Ballmer’s retirement, Tesla, iPhone rumors, iOS 7 design, and Glassboard.

This episode is sponsored by RemObjects’s Oxygene for Cocoa. Use the coupon code ID13 for 20% off. From the website:

Oxygene is a general purpose modern programming language and environment that lets you create applications and projects for all of today’s major platforms — from Windows over Android to — new — Mac and iOS. All with the same great language, and while leveraging the platform’s native APIs, frameworks and UI widgets.

Thanks so much to RemObjects — not just for sponsoring this episode, but for their long-time and continuing support of the developer and podcasting communities. They’ve been great, and their work is worth your attention.

Some things we mention:

Identical Cousins 19: We Are Syncing

Recorded 28 June 2013.

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In this episode we talk about iOS 7 and about syncing.

This episode is sponsored by Igloo Software. Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like. You can share content quickly with built-in apps: blogs, calendars, file sharing, forums, Twitter-like microblogs and wikis. Everything is social: you comment on any type of content, @mention your coworkers, follow content for updates and use tags to group things around the way you work.

  • You can add on rooms, like mini-Igloos, for each of your teams to work in
  • It’s easy – the whole thing is drag-and-drop, features responsive design and uses beautiful fonts from TypeKit
  • Your Igloo has enterprise-grade security, and you can start using it right away
  • It’s free to use with up to ten people, and when your Igloo grows, its only $12/person each month
  • Go to igloosoftware.com/patty (as in Duke) to start building your Igloo

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Identical Cousins 18: I Took a Lickin’ from a Chicken

Recorded 7 June 2013.

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In this episode we talk about Vesper, Chatology, and WWDC. But note that this was recorded right before WWDC. So we don’t actually talk about anything announced at WWDC. We know nothing.

Note: there is some echo in the audio in this episode. Sorry about that!

This episode is sponsored by 23AndMe. Click that link to order a DNA kit for just $99. That’s a great deal for such a cool service. Learn how your genes may impact your health; learn about your ancestry; learn why (or why not) Cilantro tastes weird to you. You can even learn how closely related you are to Neanderthals. (Surely Brent and Michael are very closely related.) 23AndMe’s Personal Genome Service was TIME Magazine’s Invention of the year in 2008, and it’s kept improving. Check it out.

This episode is also sponsored by FastSpring, the easy-to-use payment processing system that makes headaches go away. Create a custom order page, and even include purchasing directly in your app. If you’re selling a Mac app — or anything else — from your website, then check out FastSpring. Do yourself a favor. Do it now.

Some things we mention:

Identical Cousins 17: WWDC Pre-Crime

Recorded 24 May 2013.

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Brent and Michael talk to Jonathan Deutsch from Tumult Inc., which makes Hype. Which is awesome software.

This episode is sponsored by CheckBook Pro from Splasm Software, Inc. It’s a personal finance manager for Mac OS X — with an iOS app in development. It makes it easy to figure out what you’re spending too much money on. It even makes it easy to get your totals ready for taxes. (Taxes. Ugh. Gotta do it, though!) Simple and powerful. The new version 2.5 is on sale for $19.99 until the middle of June.

Some things we mention

You can follow Jonathan on Twitter.

Identical Cousins 16: Red Herring

Recorded 26 April 2013.

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Brent and Michael talk to Chris Liscio, author of the amazing audio apps Capo, FuzzMeasure, and TapeDeck.

This episode is sponsored by FastSpring, the easy-to-use payment processing system that makes headaches go away. Create a custom order page, and even include purchasing directly in your app. If you’re selling a Mac app — or anything else — from your website, then check out FastSpring. Do yourself a favor. Do it now.

Some things we mention:

You can follow Chris on Twitter.

Identical Cousins 15: I Got Nothin’

Recorded 19 April 2013.

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Brent and Michael talk about feedback from testers, Siri and privacy, using open source code, Summly, and iSteve.

This episode is sponsored by Windows Azure Mobile Services. Learn how easy it is to get started by watching the videos (at the link above). Set up a database, send push notifications, write scripts that run periodically, authenticate users via Twitter and Facebook, and plenty more. All without being locked into Visual Studio or some crazy thing — instead, you interact with the system in your browser. Write your code in JavaScript in any text editor.

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