TEH Podcast

TEH Podcast

TEH 205: Hyper-Personalization. Air tag tracking. Zoom’s AI Assistant.

October 11, 2023

In This Episode: Hyper-Personalization. Air tag tracking. Zoom’s AI Assistant.

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.)


Leo and Gary talk about the concept of hyper personalization and its impact on technology, as well as the challenges of adding options and settings in software design. They briefly mention the idea of using an air tag for tracking a vehicle. They also discuss the use of AI companion for generating meeting transcripts and the ability to have voice conversations with Chat GPT.

Top Stories
  • 1:00 The Hyper-Personalization of Everything 
    • I get questions about Mac stuff that relates to this all the time. Why doesn’t Apple add MY feature? Why can’t I customize this? Why is this a new feature in macOS because I don’t need it.
    • 3:50 Stickers
    • 6:40 LNWhy ask why?
    • 9:50 How software is made
    • 13:15 Old saying: every setting in software is a design choice that a developer avoided

  • 16:00 LN – An AirTag scenario. (Vehicle tracking)
    • 17:50 GR – Issues with tracking stolen vehicles.
    • 21:20 Range and signal. The thief’s phone may ping. The thief’s phone may snitch.
    • 25:30 Dogs.

  • 28:30 GR: Started Zoom years ago. Zoom’s AI Assistant. Catch me up. Have I been mentioned?
  • 33:50 LN: Krisp’s transcription assistant.
    • 37:20 GR: Used Krisp, left it, now using Crystal Sound instead.

  • 48:20 GR: Chat GPT App’s voice mode.
    • 52:00 Video thumbnails

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