Amplified Retired


Amplified is an award winning talk show about Apple, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iOS, guitars, amps, music, and recording. Get ready to rock.

Hosted by Jim Dalrymple and Dan Benjamin.

#77: The Self Destruct Chip

October 30, 2013 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Jim gets angry and talks with Dan about the Loop Magazine reboot, Apple's Q4 results, hands-on with the new iPad Air, Tim Hortons, busting your iPhone, Stunt Copter, iPad keyboards, and more.

#76: Colder Here Than In My Igloo

October 23, 2013 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about the Apple event including the iPad Air, iPad retina mini, new MacBook Pro's, Mavericks, and more.

#75: The Geek of Canada

October 16, 2013 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about the upcoming Apple event on October 22 and the potential for new iPads, a new Mac Pro, a possible new MacBook Pro, and an Ultra-Slim 12-inch MacBook. They also discuss Apple's new headquarters, reports of the iPhone 5s crashing, responsiveness of tablet touch-screens, Wunderlist, Listastic, Muzetto leather bags, the G4 Cube, NeXT, audio interfaces, and more.

#74: John Siracusa Ruined Me

October 2, 2013 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Jim and Dan discuss Tom Clancy, Blade Runner, iMessage issues, iCloud storage limits, iPhone speed tests, Samsung's misleading CPU benchmark results, Tiny Screen Mode, and more.

#73: Do You Feel Like We Do

September 26, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Jim and Dan discuss the iPhone 5S features, Jim speaking at SecondConf, blues music, samsung jumping on the gold phone bandwagon, and more.

#72: I Have to Shiv a Guy at 7

September 20, 2013 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

This week, Jim is joined by Back to Work's Merlin Mann to talk about hands-on experiences with Apple's new iPhone 5s and 5c and iOS 7.

Including a deep dive on Touch ID; how easier security measures could boost iTunes sales; Jim's new-found photo skills with the 5s camera; what Jim looks for in the wiring under his wood; and more.

Special guest Merlin Mann.

#71: Manatee Gray

September 11, 2013 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Jim and Dan discuss the Apple event, and Jim's hands-on experience with the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.

#70: I'm Not Gonna Wear Earplugs

September 1, 2013 at 3:15PM • 59 minutes

Live and direct from London, England, Jim joins Dan to talk about the iTunes Music Festival, verify some iPhone 5S and 5C rumors, quell iPad rumors, and more.

#69: Giant Hand

August 28, 2013 at 11:45AM • 57 minutes

Jim and Dan discuss the Chromecast app being blocked by Google, the New York Times getting hacked, and Apple TVs getting more and more channels.

#68: Crowdsurfing with Katy Perry

August 21, 2013 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Jim's so-called "Apple-centric" stance, the upcoming iTunes Festival in London, the gold iPhone 5S, hacking Facebook, the Samsung watch, and Katy Perry. Also, Dan's eviscerates the new Jobs movie.