Cortex

CGP Grey and Myke Hurley are both independent content creators. Each episode, they discuss the methods and tools they employ to be productive and creative.


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June 14, 2017

Myke got his wish, Grey gives Apple a performance review, and they both receive a magic box.

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Links and Show Notes

WWDC 2017 Conference Swag Includes Custom Levi’s Jacket and Apple-Themed Pins – Mac Rumors
Apple WWDC: Virtual Reality is coming to Mac – Business Insider
Mastering Drag and Drop – WWDC 2017 – Videos – Apple Developer
Free Agents – Relay FM
MEGA TRAVEL VLOG – Myke Hurley – YouTube
iOS 11 Preview: Control Center Gets Customizable With 3D Touch – Mac Rumors
Cortex #13: Trail of Tears – Relay FM

When Myke and Grey first discuss the Apple Pencil.

Cortex #17: Dialing Down – Relay FM

Grey and Myke first get an iPad Pro.

Cortex #19: Brick of Obligation – Relay FM

Grey and Myke discuss using the Apple Pencil.

GoodNotes 4 – Notes & PDF on the App Store
Grey’s WWDC Wishlist
Cortex #23: Business Monk – Relay FM

Grey and Myke discuss Apple removing Pencil navigation.

Daring Fireball: iOS 9.3 Betas Remove the Ability to Navigate iPad UI With Apple Pencil
Wacom Intuos Pro: creative pen tablet | Wacom
iPad Pro – Apple
iPad Pro – Smart Keyboard – Apple
Leather Sleeve for 10.5‑inch iPad Pro – Saddle Brown – Apple
Apple Pencil Case – Midnight Blue – Apple
“Designed by Apple in California” Book With Actual Products – YouTube
You Can Now Personalize Your Apple Pencil With Slickwraps – Mac Rumors
May 16, 2017

Grey spills the beans, Myke gets to gloat, and they both want to define productivity.

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Links and Show Notes

Podcasts Are Group Therapy Sessions for Pro Wrestling Fans – Motherboard
A Look at the Vlogbrothers Analytics – hankschannel – YouTube
Cortex #19: Brick of Obligation – Relay FM

Myke first shows Grey the Apple Battery Case

Corsair One review: a console-like PC in the age of PC-like consoles – The Verge
Serious haulage: Truck Simulator adding double trailers | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Grey tries something out…
May 2, 2017

Grey is a live streamer, Myke tries to resist making a clip show, and they both celebrate 50 episodes of Cortex

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Links and Show Notes

CGP Play – YouTube

Grey’s Gaming Livestreams

Myke’s YouTube Channel
Cortex #1: I Don’t Really Like Work – Relay FM
Cortex #4: Posting Day – Relay FM
Girl Talk – All Day
American Truck Simulator
Airmail – Lightning Fast Mail Client for Mac and iPhone
Wacom Intuos Pro
John’s Artwork
Cortex #17: Dialing Down – Relay FM

When Grey buys the first iPad Pro in London.

Logitech CREATE iPad Pro Keyboard Case with Apple Pencil Holder
Daring Fireball: The Mac Pro Lives
Workflow App Will Stop Releasing Updates in Wake of Apple Acquisition – Mac Rumors
April 5, 2017

Grey published a Youtube video, Myke is losing control, and they talk about Apple’s silence a few days before they make an announcement.

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Links and Show Notes

Social Security Cards Explained – YouTube
Apple Acquires Workflow – MacStories
iPhone 8 Will Have Curved OLED Screen and USB-C Connector – Mac Rumors
Samsung Galaxy S8 Impressions! – MKBHD – YouTube
Trying the Samsung Galaxy S8 – Austin Evans – YouTube
Android Auto vs Apple CarPlay – YouTube
Daring Fireball: The Mac Pro Lives

Apple addresses the Mac Pro a few days after the episode is recorded.

March 21, 2017

Grey took a secret photo, Myke took a chance, and they both cannot agree on how long you should stick it out.

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Links and Show Notes

Hyperoptic | Fastest Fibre Broadband
An example of Myke’s internet speeds
Flexibits | Fantastical 2 for iPhone
Nintendo Switch REVIEW – mykehurley – YouTube
Holland vs the Netherlands – CGP Grey – YouTube
March 7, 2017

Grey is a leaf on the wind, Myke shares his thoughts on Todoist, and they both share their experiences on hiring and applying.

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Links and Show Notes

Todoist
Zapier
IFTTT
Workflow — Powerful automation made simple.
Enhanced Todoist Add – Workflow
Trello
Automatically turn your Google Calendar events into Todoist tasks – IFTTT
Add Todoist tasks right from Slack – Todoist Blog
Dates and Times – Todoist
February 21, 2017

Grey turns to pen and paper, Myke switches to Todoist, and they both share what they wanted to be when they grew up.

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Links and Show Notes

GoodNotes 4 – Notes & PDF on the App Store
Grafiksyndikat – (“Frank”)
Todoist
Fantastical
Zapier
IFTTT
Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists on the App Store
Google Keep
OmniFocus
2Do
Trello
Kanban (development) – Wikipedia
Apply to become Relay FM’s Administrative Assistant

Application info published after this show was recorded.

Scrum (software development) – Wikipedia
AutoSleep. Track Sleep from Watch Automatically on the App Store
Retro 51 – Anderson Pens
The Pen Addict – Relay FM
Pilot MR Metropolitan Fountain Pens – Pen Chalet
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pens – The Goulet Pen Company
Pilot Iroshizuku Inks – Vanness
Editorial on the App Store
Bear – Notes for iPhone, iPad and Mac
Ulysses
Amazon Echo
Philips Hue
February 7, 2017

Grey talks about the past few months, Myke is thinking about graphs, and they both provide more thoughts on time tracking.

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Links and Show Notes

Toggl – Time Tracker & Employee Timesheet Software
Break Glass in Case of Emergency
The Cortex Subreddit
January 24, 2017

Myke has started tracking his work time, Grey has started tracking all time, and they both talk about their themes for 2017.

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Links and Show Notes

Parrot BEBOP 2 | Parrot Store Official
My Tattoo – Mykehurley – YouTube
Toggl – Time Tracker & Employee Timesheet Software
Federico Viticci’s Workflow article that includes some Toggl Workflows

Federico has also created additional Toggl workflows that he has shared with members of Club Macstories. Find out more and sign up.

Zapier
Todoist
Hawthorne effect – Wikipedia
Evernote backtracks on controversial privacy policy – The Verge
Evernote 8.0 Is More Than an Update—It’s a Reboot | WIRED
The Cortex Subreddit
Cortex: tips and tricks – Google Docs
Cortex Episode 37 Animated – AnimatedPodcasts – YouTube
December 12, 2016

Myke discovered his ranking, Grey will not switch, and they both answer #askcortex questions before the Cortexmas season begins.

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Links and Show Notes

We got the house! – mykehurley – YouTube
mykehurley – Socialblade.com
Ryan’s solution for Grey’s VIP Problem
Toggl – Time Tracker & Employee Timesheet Software
Retro 51 Fountain, Rollerball, and Ballpoint Pens – Anderson Pens
The Pen Addict – Relay FM
Scrum (software development) – Wikipedia
Kanban – Wikipedia
Myke’s Tiny Christmas Tree
Apple Pencil Review — The Pen Addict
Mountain Briefcase Made in USA | Topo Designs | Topo Designs
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Apple
Ristretto – Messenger Bags – TOM BIHN
The Lanier Briefcase By Nock Co. by NockCo — Kickstarter
The Carry-On – Away
Holland vs the Netherlands – CGP Grey – YouTube
You Are Two – CGP Grey – YouTube
The Trouble with Transporters – CGP Grey – YouTube
November 28, 2016

Grey heard a pop, Myke went to Ikea, and they both are frustrated with notifications.

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Links and Show Notes

Buy the Monkey Brain Shirt – US SHIPPING
Buy the Monkey Brain Shirt – EU SHIPPING
Myke Hurley – YouTube
The desk Myke bought
i’m ending the vlog – Casey Neistat – YouTube
@caseynesitat: ‘hey Casey, how does it feel to not be vlogging’
I QUIT (for now) [ENDING] – PewDiePie – YouTube
birdabo (PewDiePie’s LA Vlog 2016) – YouTube
PewDiePie’s LA Daily Vlogs (2015) – YouTube
VidStatsX – Myke Hurley YouTube Channel Stats
Anker Premium USB-C Hub – Amazon
November 18, 2016

Myke is dealing with house renovations, Grey is making lots of videos, and they both answer some questions about how this show is made.

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Links and Show Notes

Buy the Monkey Brain Shirt – US SHIPPING
Buy the Monkey Brain Shirt – EU SHIPPING
CGP Grey Videos – YouTube
CGPGrey2 Videos – YouTube
Meanwhile… (The Dog Video) – YouTube
DJI Osmo Mobile
Grey’s ‘Walking in the Park’ Video
Myke’s Vlog about the DJI Osmo Mobile
[UPDATED VERSION!] The Trouble With The Electoral College – YouTube
Re: The Trouble With The Electoral College – Cities, Metro Areas, Elections and The United States – YouTube
CGPGrey2 Subreddit
Notion Email Intelligence for Gmail and beyond. on the App Store
Notion Intelligent Email – Android Apps on Google Play
NHS send-to-all email causes turmoil – BBC News
Unibox on the Mac App Store
Roughly: the approximate time, in words on the App Store
Úll 2017
The VIP Error Message
Adobe After Effects
Microsoft Surface Studio
Connected #95: RelayCon WWDC 2016 – Relay FM
October 28, 2016

Grey finally finished a big project, Myke bought a ticket to Vidcon, and they are both very excited about a piece of paper.

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Links and Show Notes

The Rules for Rulers – CGP Grey – YouTube
The Dictator’s Handbook – Amazon
THE $21,000 FIRST CLASS AIRPLANE SEAT – YouTube
#19 in the charts
#67,969 in the charts
DFTBA – Che Greyvara Shirt
At least one in IL for Grey/Hurley 2016 : Cortex Subreddit
VidCon
Internet Creators Guild
WWDC – Apple Developer
October 17, 2016

Grey’s productivity is being disrupted, Myke is giving in to the tropes of Youtube, and they both played PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator.

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Links and Show Notes

Myke’s YouTube Channel
Cortex Podcast – YouTube
YouTube Processing: Explained! – MKBHD – YouTube
Adina Left Me! (for a week) – Vlog 002 – YouTube
PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator on the App Store
YOUTUBERS LIFE (Part 1) – Pewdiepie – YouTube
Fifteen Million Merits – Black Mirror – Wikipedia
October 3, 2016

Myke is starting a Youtube channel, Grey’s office is ruined, and they both share their current phone homescreens.

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Links and Show Notes

Grey’s Writing Sanctuary (Office space)
Myke’s New Youtube Channel

Please subscribe!

CaseyNeistat – YouTube
Cortex Podcast – YouTube
Cortex #26: Pick your Poison – Relay FM

The last homescreeen discussion

Grey’s Homescreen
FLATzero by articted | dsktps

Grey’s iPhone Wallpaper

OmniFocus
2Do
Lifesum
Myke’s Homescreen
Upgradian | grafiksyndikat

Myke’s iPhone Wallpaper

Connected #110: Swimsuits and Sunglasses For Dogs – Relay FM

Federico Viticci convinces Myke to use Snapchat

Myke’s Watchface
CARROT Weather
Fantastical
Grey’s Work Watchface
Grey’s Evening Watchface
September 19, 2016

Myke is very excited about stickers, Grey is happy with the MacBook Adorable, and they both try to get their head around Youtube Demonitization.

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Links and Show Notes

Myke sends stickers to Grey
XOXO Festival
Top Four #19: Cereals From A Van 🚐 – Relay FM
YouTube De-Monetization Explained – Internet Creators Guild – Medium
UNMONETIZED – Pewdiepie – YouTube
WTF YouTube? taking away monetization??? – Casey Neistat – YouTube
World History – YouTube
CGP Grey’s Video RSS Feed
Mac Buyer’s Guide – Mac Rumors
Grey’s Night Watchface
September 6, 2016

Myke deals with disruptions, Grey had a successful summer, and they both discover the world’s largest Youtuber.

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Links and Show Notes

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws – Amazon
The Ring Post – Myke’s Professional Wrestling Podcast
Myke Hurley on Instagram: “Well, that went well.”
Now Mac users can make the move from Evernote to OneNote – Office Blogs
Warned of a Crash, Start-Ups in Silicon Valley Narrow Their Focus – The New York Times
Felix Kjellberg 🌐 on Twitter: “Announcing: Pewdiepie’s Tuber Simulator”
PewDiePie – YouTube
The Diamond Playbutton – YouTube
I’M LOSING SUBS!!!! – PewDiePie – YouTube
August 24, 2016

Grey wants more vacations, Myke gets overwhelmed, and they both learn to work better together.

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Links and Show Notes

Youtubers Life on Steam
YOUTUBERS LIFE (Part 1) – PewDiePie – YouTube
Cortex #30: Cortexaversary – Relay FM
Connected #95: RelayCon WWDC 2016 – Relay FM
Cortex #32: Dropping Acid – Relay FM
Take all the time you need: The rise of ‘unlimited vacations’ – CNBC
You Are Two – YouTube
Magic: The Gathering – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Official Game Site
Pokémon Trading Card Game – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pokémon Trading Card Game (video game) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ಠ_ಠ Looks of Disapproval
July 26, 2016

Grey got help with animation, Myke imagines trucking in VR, and they both get distracted by keyboards with rainbow LEDs.

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Links and Show Notes

The Cortek and Caretex Artwork
Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case for iPAD Pro 12.9in
Razer BlackWidow Chroma – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Razer Gaming Mice
Razer DeathAdder Chroma – The World’s Best Gaming Mouse
Razer Ouroboros Gaming Mouse
Razer Keyboard for iPad? – YouTube
Grey’s interesting iPad keyboard arrangement.
Brexit, Briefly – YouTube
How to back up (export) and restore (import) notes and notebooks – Evernote Help & Learning
Oculus
HTC Vive
American Truck Simulator Rescale Project
Relay FM Membership
Find out more about the Cortex/Upgrade Special Episode
July 11, 2016

Grey has finished conferencing, Myke’s ready to give advice, and they both are upset with Evernote.

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Links and Show Notes

Grey sneaks in to WWDC
Lisp (programming language) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What’s New in ResearchKit – WWDC 2016 – Videos – Apple Developer
Game Technologies for Apple Watch – WWDC 2016 – Videos – Apple Developer
Lifeline… on the App Store
Swift Playgrounds – Preview – Apple
iOS 10 Preview
VidCon – For People Who Love Online Video
VidCon 2016 Early Morning Exploration 4x Hyperlapse – YouTube
Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct | TechCrunch
Faceless Voices — CGP Grey
Thoughts on the BrainSTEM Unconference — CGP Grey
Science YouTubers Unite! ft. Vsauce, ViHart, John Green, MinutePhysics, CGPGrey, SixtySymbols, SED – YouTube
Random Acts of Intelligence
Evernote
Changes to Evernote’s Pricing Plans – Evernote Blog
Evernote laying off 13 percent of staff two months after CEO change | The Verge
An Example of Grey’s Evernote-Book-Highlighting System
Microsoft OneNote
Import content from Evernote to OneNote
How-To: Migrate notes from Evernote to Apple Notes | 9to5Mac
Airmail – on the App Store
June 23, 2016

Myke holds an event, Grey experiences open offices, and they both had a VR experience.

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Links and Show Notes

Connected #95: RelayCon WWDC 2016 – Relay FM
Myke wearing his wooden bow tie
Relay FM on the App Store
Myke and Grey on stage at RelayCon

No ‘Grey face spoilers’

Cortex #25: Creativity, inc. – Relay FM
Visit to 1 Infinite Loop
Grey at Facebook

(Still) No ‘Grey face spoilers’

The Prisoner – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Facebook HQ – Google Maps
Google employee lives in a truck in the parking lot – Business Insider
Oculus Rift | Oculus
Touch by Oculus | Oculus
VR Grey Scares Myke – YouTube
June 12, 2016

Grey buys a travel computer, Myke keeps making new podcasts, and they both discuss collaborating with others.

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Links and Show Notes

Video Submissions #1
Video Submissions #2
Ungeniused – Relay FM

Myke’s new podcast on weird and wonderful Wikipedia articles.

All of Myke’s current (and retired) podcasts on Relay FM
Grey’s Travel Devices
Grey’s Portable Recording Studio
MacBook – Apple
Mistake One – Marco.org
2016 MacBook review: A laptop with a point of view – Six Colors
The Sunk Cost Fallacy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cortex #19: Brick of Obligation – Relay FM
You Are Two – YouTube
What Are You? – YouTube
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell – YouTube
The Truth About Toilet Swirl – Smarter Every Day & Veritasium
Unibox – Unibox featured on Cortex
Wunderlist | To-do list, Reminders, Errands – App of the Year!
OmniFocus – task management for Mac, iPad, and iPhone – The Omni Group
Due: The Superfast Reminder App for iPhone & iPad
2Do
IFTTT
Instapaper
Reeder
Overcast
Feed Wrangler
Unread – An RSS Reader
Futura (typeface) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Proxima Nova
Avenir (typeface) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monospaced/Fixed-width font – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inconsolata – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AnyFont on the App Store
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones – Amazon
Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones – Amazon
Trekz Titanium – AfterShokz
Sennheiser MM 400 Stereo Bluetooth Headset – Amazon
Beyerdynamic DT-770-PRO-32 Closed Dynamic Headphone – Amazon
B&O H6 2nd Generation – Amazon
May 30, 2016
May 16, 2016

Grey has opened up job applications, Myke is intrigued by Dvorak keyboards and they both get sucked in to yet another new email app.

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Links and Show Notes

Looking for Freelance Help with CGPGrey Animations — CGP Grey
A New Look for Instagram – Instagram Blog
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory – Wikipedia
Dvorak Keyboard Layout – Wikipedia
QWERTY – Wikipedia
The Cortex Touch-Typing Questionnaire
TapTyping – typing trainer on the App Store
Unibox on the App Store
H.I. #62: Cheer Pressure — Hello Internet
Quest Protein Bars
May 2, 2016

Myke fixes problems, Grey automates his to-do list, and they both discuss hiring people.

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Links and Show Notes

The Pen Addict #200: Episode 200, Live from the Atlanta Pen Show 2016 – Relay FM
Who: The A Method for Hiring | Geoff Smart, Randy Street | Audible.com
Who: The A Method for Hiring – Geoff Smart, Randy Street: Amazon.com
A Section of the Grey Industries Org Chart
Saga | Define Saga at Dictionary.com
OmniFocus for iOS Now Automation-Ready – The Omni Group
April 18, 2016

Grey suffers with RSI problems, Myke bought an iPad, and they both go trucking across America.

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Links and Show Notes

Myke and Grey

Artwork by Cody Williams

Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You. – YouTube
The Trouble with Transporters – YouTube
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell – YouTube
Cortex #21: The E-Myth Revisited – Relay FM
Multi-iPad Homework
Cody’s artwork
Mechanical iPad — CGP Grey
#MykeWasRight — Apple Pencil Hacks
Picard and his PADDs
American Truck Simulator
Trying to Twitch – CGPPlay – YouTube
Ken Case’s Tweet
Automation in OmniFocus 2.14 (now in TestFlight) – OmniFocus – The Omni Group Forums
TaskPaper – Plain text to-do lists for Mac
April 5, 2016

Grey is frustrated with to-do apps, Myke is frustrated by passport control, and they both take another look at their homescreens.

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Links and Show Notes

Q&A With Grey #3: Millenia of Human Attention – YouTube
Why London Mayor Boris Johnson Is Renouncing His American Citizenship (the IRS) – The Atlantic
LTE Speeds in Romania
Cortex #1: I Don’t Really Like Work – Relay FM
Myke’s Original iPhone 6 Plus Homescreen
Myke’s Current iPhone 6S Plus Homescreen
Myke’s Current iPhone 6S Plus Second Screen
Upgradian Wallpaper | grafiksyndikat

Myke’s wallpaper

Myke’s Current iPad Pro 12.9-inch Homescreen
Myke’s Current iPad Pro 12.9-inch Second Screen
Cortex #3: Good for Brain Health – Relay FM
Grey’s Original iPad Air 2 Homescreen
Grey’s Current iPad Pro 9.7-inch Homescreen
Grey’s iPad Wallpaper
Grey’s Original iPhone 6 Plus Homescreen
Grey’s Current iPhone 6S Plus Homescreen
FLATzero by articted | dsktps

Grey’s iPhone Wallpaper

Grey’s Current iPad Mini Homescreen
Grey’s Current iPad Pro 12.9-inch Homescreen
Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review: Tablet vs. Laptop Showdown – WSJ
OmniFocus – task management for Mac, iPad, and iPhone – The Omni Group
Remember The Milk: Online to-do list and task management
Project Templates in 2Do with Workflow — CGP Grey
2Do
Why 2Do Is My New Favorite iOS Task Manager – MacStories
Clear — Award-Winning Super-Simple, Clutter-Free To-Do App · Realmac Software
Due: The Superfast Reminder App for iPhone & iPad
Microsoft Outlook – email and calendar on the App Store
Spark by Readdle
March 21, 2016

Myke is ruined, Grey (maybe) gets an office, and they both read Creativity Inc.

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Links and Show Notes

The Official Grey/Hurley 2016 T-shirt

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Myke’s Seat on the Plane
What It’s like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class — Medium
Buy a Grey/Hurley 2016 Campaign T-Shirt!
The ‘Before’ Office Photo
The ‘After’ Office Photo
Thunderspace 5k on the App Store
Facebook’s new headquarters where open-plan is king and ‘frictionless working’ is the aim | The Independent
Zebra vs Horses (Americapox Part 2) – YouTube
Holland vs the Netherlands – YouTube
The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained (Part 1) – YouTube
Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote – YouTube
The Trouble with Transporters – YouTube
Final Cut Project Screenshot
Creativity, Inc. – Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace | Amazon.com
Creativity, Inc. Audiobook – Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace | Audible.com
Book Notes: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull — CGP Grey
List of Pixar films – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
March 8, 2016

Myke stayed up too late, Grey shares his calendaring philosophy, and they are both relieved about a change of course.

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Links and Show Notes

Grey-Hurley-2016

Myke’s Current Business Cards
Apple isn’t taking features away from the iPad Pro’s Pencil | The Verge
Apple, don’t cripple the Pencil’s navigation in iOS 9.3 | iMore
Inability to Use Apple Pencil for Navigation in iOS 9.3 Appears to be Intentional – Mac Rumors
Daring Fireball: iOS 9.3 Betas Remove the Ability to Navigate iPad UI With Apple Pencil
Clockwise #125: You’re a Four Right Now – Relay FM
The ‘Grey/Hurley 2016’ Campaign Logo
The ‘Grey/Hurley 2016’ Billboard
Fantastical 2 for iPhone
Fantastical 2 for Mac
Grey’s Ideal Two-Week Calendar
Due: The Superfast Reminder App for iPhone & iPad
Philips Hue
Philips Sunrise Alarm Clock
February 22, 2016

Grey went on another ‘Workcation’, Myke just wants to share, and they both have more to say about the Apple Pencil.

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The 100 coolest people in UK tech – Business Insider
Apple’s Sir Jony Ive on reinventing the pencil | Wallpaper* Magazine
GradeAUnderA – YouTube
YourMovieSucksDOTorg – YouTube
RedLetterMedia – YouTube
Steam Controller on Steam
American Truck Simulator
February 8, 2016

Myke is sick, Grey hits two million YouTube subscribers, and they are both very upset about Apple Pencil support in iOS 9.3.

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Clear Lakes 44 | Marble Hornets – YouTube
Slender Man – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
H.I. #48: Grumpy About Art — Hello Internet
43f Podcast: John Gruber & Merlin Mann’s Blogging Panel at SxSW | 43 Folders
On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft: Stephen King: Amazon.com
YouTubers revolt over licensing of reaction videos | The Verge
STICK FIGURES AROUND THE WORLD?!?! (Special Announcement) – YouTube
Update. – YouTube
#MykeWasRight — iOS 9.3 and the Apple Pencil
iOS 9.3 Preview – Apple
Cortex #19: Brick of Obligation – Relay FM
Apple tells developer to kill iOS app widget after the company promoted it – Mashable
January 25, 2016

Grey wants to do less, Myke has a new toy, and they both read The E-Myth Revisited.

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Links and Show Notes

The E-Myth Revisited: Amazon.com
The E-Myth Revisited Audiobook | Michael E. Gerber | Audible
Bird by Bird: Amazon.com
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Small Tablet: Amazon.com
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse: Amazon.com
January 11, 2016

Grey comes back to the internet, Myke is thinking about New Years Resolutions, and they both answer some #AskCortex questions.

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Links and Show Notes

Discuss this episode on Reddit!
Pigment – The only true coloring book experience for adults on the App Store
Myke’s Pigment Work
Analog(ue) #9: My Shoes Are A Bit Dusty – Relay FM

The story of why Myke quit his day job.

TOPO designs + DP – Mountain Briefcase version 2.0 — doane paper
LIGHTWEIGHT RUNNING BACKPACK | Running | ASICS UK
Cloak
KeySmart – Premium Pocket Key Organizers & Key Holders – Made In The USA
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Sennheiser MM 400-X Wireless Bluetooth Travel Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT-770-PRO-32 Closed Dynamic Headphone
December 14, 2015

Grey gets a battery, Myke loses Mailbox, and they both consider what their future computers could be.

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Links and Show Notes

Star Wars: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation (Art Therapy): Amazon.com: Books
An example of Myke’s Star Wars Colouring
Mophie Powerstation Plus
Mophie Power Reserve
iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case – Apple
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock – Apple
Mr. Thomas’ Chain
Membership – Relay FM
Spark – Smart Email App for Work on the App Store
Microsoft Outlook on the App Store
Sanebox
Airmail
Polymail
Top Four #9: Christmas Music – Relay FM
Podcasting Microphones Mega-Review – Marco.org
Grey’s ‘general interest’ podcast discussion of the iPad Pro
Affinity Designer on iPad Teaser on Vimeo
Steve Jobs describes ‘Cars and Trucks’
Myke’s Apple Pencil Review
Editorial Workflow — Export PDF
Iteration — CGP Grey
Leuchtturm1917 Pen Loop | Cult Pens
Fisher Space Pen Bullet Model Ballpoint Pen Clip – Chrome – JetPens.com
Grey’s Pencil Grip
Knurling – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Examples of Tibaldi Celluloid Pens
Matching Bentley and Pen
An example of Myke’s pen
The Pen Addict – Relay FM
November 30, 2015

Grey published a video, Myke played some video games, and they both had hipster coffee.

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Links and Show Notes

Euro Truck Simulator 2
Goat Simulator
SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller – Apple
Steam Controller
Myke’s Wacom Tablet
Star Wars™ Battlefront
Adult Colouring | Cult Pens
An example of Myke’s Colouring work
Podcast Universe Map — MuffinWorks
Ex-Apple Employee here to chime in a bit : Cortex
The picture of cash in the Apple Tables
CGP Grey smuggles coffee
AeroPress – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Americapox: The Missing Plague – CGP Grey – YouTube
Humans Need Not Apply – YouTube
November 17, 2015

Grey takes time away from the Internet, Myke takes time away from Twitter, and they both get an iPad Pro.

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Links and Show Notes

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Dialing Down — CGP Grey
Analog(ue) #65: I Was Shaking – Relay FM
Analog(ue) #66: The Museum Of Me – Relay FM
Grey’s ‘Offline Phone’
Buffer – A Smarter Way to Share on Social Media
H.I. #38: The F-Word — Hello Internet
I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | The Verge
iPad Pro – Apple
iPad Pro Review: A New Canvas – MacStories
iPad Pro Accessories Review: Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, Logitech CREATE Keyboard – MacStories
Connected #65: The iPad Pro Review – Relay FM
How to identify keyboard localizations – Apple Support
Fleksy Keyboard – GIFs, Custom Extensions, and Themes
November 2, 2015

Myke makes an official statement, Grey drives a truck across Europe, and they both discuss sharing responsibilities in their business.

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Links and Show Notes

Cookie Box – Block obtrusive EU cookie notices from the web on the App Store
1Blocker – Block ads, tracking scripts, anything on the App Store
The ‘Processing Progress Bar’
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Perhaps the Most Perfect Video Game for Podcasts – YouTube
Question About Using a Wheel on a Mac with ETS2 and Windows VM : trucksim
Threes! on the App Store
A Conference About Building Businesses | Release Notes
Launch Center Pro – Shortcut launcher and Today widget on the App Store
Hello Internet Animated – YouTube
Iteration — CGP Grey
Wunderlist | To-do list, Reminders, Errands
Trello
Kanban – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agile software development – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Six Degrees of Myke Hurley
Dialing Down — CGP Grey
October 19, 2015

Myke explains beard oil, Grey mourns the loss of his iMac, and they both discuss the moral minefield of ad blocking.

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Links and Show Notes

Discuss this episode on Reddit!
A Conference About Building Businesses | Release Notes
The Podcasting-verse Mind Map
Incomparable Radio Theater – a podcast from The Incomparable
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Siracusa – The State of the File System – Mac OS X 10.7 Lion review | Ars Technica
5by5 | Hypercritical #56: Belt and Suspenders
HFS Plus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cortex Podcast – YouTube
H.I. #32: YouTube Half-Assery — Hello Internet
YouTube Processing: Explained! – MKBHD – YouTube
UK Star Wars release date brought forward – BBC Newsbeat
30 Rock – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arrested Development (TV series) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Content Blockers – iOS 9 Review – MacStories
Marco Arment’s article about removing Peace from the App Store
Support CGP Grey creating Youtube videos
Club MacStories – MacStories
Ghostery
Google Announces Customer Match – Search Engine Land
CGP Grey Hoodie
October 5, 2015

Myke makes judgments about Grey’s musical choices, Grey explains how he is working with his personal assistant to manage email, and they both lament the current state of email apps.

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Links and Show Notes

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Slow Cortex
Six Windows Startup Sounds, Slowed 4000% by ideoforms | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Top Four #4: Worst Weezer Singles – Relay FM
Weezer – El Scorcho (Director’s Cut) – YouTube
Upgrade #56: The Migration Experience – Relay FM
Rachel Platten – Fight Song (Official Video) – YouTube
Every Open Eye (Special Edition) by CHVRCHES on iTunes
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Pixar Development Team Tests iPad Pro and Apple Pencil – MacStories
What does “Spotlight Suggestions” turn off? – alexwlchan
Grey’s Homescreen during the email app experiment
Due — Reminders, Countdown Timers on the App Store
Mailbox
Microsoft Outlook on the App Store
CloudMagic Email on the App Store
Inbox by Gmail – A new email app that works for you on the App Store
Spark – Smart Email App for Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud and others on the App Store
Dispatch: Email meets GTD with TextExpander snippets on the App Store
Mail Pilot 2: Email inbox simplified on the Mac App Store
Mail Pilot 2 for iPhone and iPad review | iMore
Byword on the App Store
nvNotes – Note Taking & Writing App on the App Store
Sleep Cycle power nap on the App Store
September 19, 2015

Myke is jet-lagged, but Grey wants to know all about XOXO. Grey is intrigued about the iPad Pro, and Myke wants to talk about iOS 9. Grey shares a theory about the 16GB iPhone, Myke listens.

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Links and Show Notes

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Cortex Jingle Slowed 10,000x by itmightbekyle | SoundCloud
Lingua franca – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Big Love – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rule of Two – Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
XOXO Festival
dooce® | I’m Heather B. Armstrong. This is my website.
XOXO Festival – YouTube
CGP Grey’s Email List — CGP Grey
iOS 9 – Apple
iOS 9: The MacStories Review, Created on iPad – MacStories
Editorial on the App Store
Byword on the App Store
Mailbox on the App Store
Brief History of the Royal Family – YouTube
iPad Pro – Apple
Apple Pencil – Apple
Amazon: Triangle Pencil Grips
iPad – Compare Models – Apple
iPhone 6s – Apple
The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 123, Live From WWDC 2015 With Phil Schiller
16GB is a Bad User Experience – David Smith
September 7, 2015

Grey describes the ‘Rule of Two’, Myke wants to know how the ‘UK explained’ video became a success, and they both discuss Netflix’s hiring policies, branding, and ASMR videos.

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Links and Show Notes

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Paulstretch
PaulStretch: An Interview with Paul Nasca | Mat Jarvis
Windows Startup Sounds (slowed 4000%) by ideoforms | SoundCloud
Jurassic Park Theme (1000% Slower) by birdfeeder | SoundCloud
Amazon.com: Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
Amazon.com : Xiaomi Mi Band
Big Pharma on Steam
Episode 647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant : Planet Money : NPR
The Netflix slide deck
Spencer’s thoughts on motivations
Grey’s channel ad
We have a new name: In a Nutshell – YouTube

Kurzgesagt rebrands!

ASMR. Sounds that feel good
Autonomous sensory meridian response – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Why can I make a rumbling noise by tensing something inside my ears? – Reddit
4 Huge Youtube Channels ANYONE Could Have Made – YouTube
Origin Stories, episode #6 of The Cracked Podcast on Earwolf
Hi United Kingdom: I made a video explaining all your delightful complexity in under five minutes. What do you think? – r/unitedkingdom

Grey’s initial post on the UK subreddit.

Alfred – Productivity App for Mac OS X
Quicksilver — Mac OS X at your Fingertips
August 28, 2015

This week Grey and Myke get very excited about their new computer mice, before sharing more of their views on if it’s easier to become an internet personality today, and what you need to do to get there.

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Links and Show Notes

Buy a Cortex T-shirt and support the show!
Discuss the episode on Reddit
Cortex on YouTube
Amazon.com: Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet
Amazon.com: Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
Logitech MX Master Review! – YouTube
Vmax77’s Mind Map of Cortex 010
TWSBI Mini Fountain Pen – Classic
Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki (50ml Bottle)
The Pen Addict – Relay FM
Alienturnedhuman’s comment on Reddit
Vsauce – YouTube
Kurzgesagt – YouTube
VidStatsX.com
Amazon.com: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
The Flop House
MKBHD’s first video
How To Start a YouTube Channel – Veritasium – YouTube
Shia LaBeouf motivational speech – “Just Do It” – YouTube
SwiftKey Keyboard + Emoji on the App Store on iTunes
TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard on the App Store on iTunes
Emoji++ : The Fast Emoji Keyboard on the App Store on iTunes
Sunrise Calendar – An Outlook App on the App Store on iTunes
Fleksy Keyboard – GIFs, Stickers and Emoji on the App Store on iTunes
A playlist of 10 hour long songs on YouTube
Makin’ Bacon Pancakes 10 HOUR VERSION! – YouTube
The song that doesn’t end – 10 Hour version – YouTube
Justin Bieber 800% Slower – YouTube
August 14, 2015

This time Grey and Myke tackle various ways to get audiobooks in to Overcast, discuss the creation of Alphabet, and cover the tools and processes Grey uses to create the animation for his videos.

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Links and Show Notes

Dungeon Keeper – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cities: Skylines – Paradox Interactive
War For The Overworld
ROCKET LEAGUE – Official Site
Bamboo Pad, wireless | Wacom
Alternote — note-taking app for Mac. Alternative Evernote client for Mac with Markdown support
An ‘Adina Mind Map’

A mind map created for a marketing campaign to raise awareness for eating disorders. Warning: content potentially triggering for eating disorder sufferers.

Lukas’ script for automatically hosting a podcast in your Dropbox public folder
JustCast – Publish your Podcast with Dropbox in minutes
Podmash
Libsyn – Podcast Hosting Services
Simplecast – Podcast Hosting Made Incredibly Easy.
Grey’s (kind of) current Home screen
Myke’s Workflow to create an Audible app shortcut
An example of the Apple Music errors Grey was seeing
Overcast
Official Google Blog: G is for Google
Alphabet
Introducing Spot – Boston Dynamics – YouTube
Petman Tests Camo – YouTube
Nest Thermostat Teardown – learn.sparkfun.com
Meet the Nest Thermostat | Nest
Meet Nest Cam | Nest
CGP Grey – YouTube
The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained – YouTube
Zero Punctuation Complete Series – YouTube
Apple – Keynote for Mac
Apple – GarageBand for Mac
Apple – iMovie for Mac
Phaseofplay.net

Myke’s brother’s blog.

Inkscape
OmniGraffle – diagramming and graphic design for Mac, iPhone, and iPad – The Omni Group
Apple – Logic Pro X
Apple – Final Cut Pro X
Wacom Intuos Pen Graphics Tablet: Amazon.co.uk
Not the Confederate Flag – YouTube

This link will open the video at the specific time for the joke Myke enjoys.

Support CGP Grey creating Youtube videos
Humans Need Not Apply – YouTube
Las Vegas isn’t Las Vegas – YouTube
Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote – YouTube
Hello Internet Animated – YouTube
Cortex Sticker — Relay FM
August 7, 2015

This time Grey has a Home screen disaster and Myke admits how he plays Prison Architect, before going on to talk about writing scripts for Youtube videos, and their thoughts on outlining and mind mapping.

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Links and Show Notes

Cortex Sticker — Relay FM
Store — Relay FM
Grey discovering the orange Audible icon
Grey’s current Home screen arrangement
Steven’s Dropbox to Huffduffer Workflow
Workflow | Powerful automation made simple.
Huffduffer
Batman (TV series) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prison Architect by Introversion Software
Prison Architect will break out of jail and arrive on iPad and Android tablets this October | Prison Architect upcoming | iPad | Pocket Gamer
Knitting Simulator 2014 | KARA STONE
Euro Truck Simulator
Euro truck simulator 3 – YouTube
Evernote
Editorial for iOS
Byword • Simple and efficient text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
iThoughts — toketaWare
Humans Need Not Apply – YouTube
Mind map – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Outline (list) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monty Python – Dead Parrot – YouTube
So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Cal Newport: Amazon.com
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft: Stephen King: Amazon.com
iPad Air Smart Cover – Apple
Review: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad – MacStories
Wireless Backlit Keyboard for Mac, iPad, iPhone + Apple TV – Logitech
July 24, 2015

This week Grey and Myke talk about how they deal with travelling, before answering important questions like; ‘what Coffee does Grey drink?’, ‘what advice would you give for someone that wants to be self employed?’, and ‘Kirk or Picard?’.

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Links and Show Notes

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H.I. #26: Brady Had Dinner With Darth Vader — Hello Internet
OmniFocus – task management for Mac, iPad, and iPhone – The Omni Group
Clear — Award-Winning Super-Simple, Clutter-Free To-Do App · Realmac Software
Reeder
Instapaper
Nuzzel – News From Your Friends
Tweetbot for iPhone — Tapbots
Twitterrific: Making Twitter Extra Terrific
James T. Kirk – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jean-Luc Picard – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kathryn Janeway – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pen Addict – Relay FM

Myke’s Pen and Paper Podcast

Field Notes
Iteration — CGP Grey
So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport – Amazon.com
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams – Amazon.com
HA HA! Business! – Imgur
July 20, 2015

More on email! Grey talks about some big changes in his personal email system, and Myke shares his top-tips for avoiding the email you don’t want to deal with. Finally, Grey talks about his impressions of using the iOS 9 public beta.

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Links and Show Notes

Discuss this episode on Reddit
A Conference About Building Businesses | Release Notes

The conference Myke is going to.

Topic Suggestions — CGP Grey
Contact — CGP Grey
Email bankruptcy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MailActOn
OS X: About Mail Update for Mavericks – Apple Support
FastMail: Fast, reliable email
Drafts 4 – Quickly Capture Notes, Share Anywhere! on the App Store on iTunes
Inbox by Gmail – the inbox that works for you
Mailbox
Apple – iOS 9
Apple Beta Software Program
July 10, 2015

This week Grey and Myke discuss why it’s important to have hobbies, before beginning to tackle the discussion of Email.

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Links and Show Notes

Dayton Fashion Week
Let’s Play (video gaming) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
XCOM: Ironman Impossible #1 – Secret Serpent – YouTube
YouTube
OpenTTD: British Isles 1950-1960 – YouTube
RimWorld Full Game Time-Lapse Video – YouTube
Twitch
PewDiePie raked in $7 million last year | Polygon
Lets Talk About Money. – YouTube
IamA PewDiePie – YouTube Gamer : IAmA
H.I. #6: Delete, Flag, Delete, Reply — Hello Internet

Grey & Brady talk about clutter, Tesla Motors and Email

The First Email Myke Ever Sent Grey
Inquisitive – Relay FM
Slack: Be less busy
CGP Grey’s Email List — CGP Grey
Overcast
CGP Grey’s Subreddit
July 3, 2015

After trying to find ways to deal with unbearable heat, Grey and Myke discuss how they like to spend their time away from work, and put the ‘Great Perspective Zoom Debate’ to rest.

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Links and Show Notes

Not the Confederate Flag – YouTube
Hottest July day ever recorded in UK – BBC News
David Smith’s investigative work.
Check the Weather on the App Store on iTunes
London Fashion Week
Custom Shirt Configurator
Konqueror – What is Konqueror?
narwhal for reddit on the App Store on iTunes
Discover new Recipes – IFTTT
Prison Architect by Introversion Software
Factorio
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Walking Dead (TV series) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arrested Development (TV series) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Star Trek: Voyager – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Girl Talk – All Day – Illegal Art
Inquisitive – Relay FM

Myke’s show, in which he is currently talking to people about music.

Cities: Skylines on Steam
Mini Metro
X-COM – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Year Walk on the App Store on iTunes
Doom (2016 video game) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kingdom Rush on the App Store on iTunes
Splatoon™ for Wii U – Ink Shooting Game
Batman: Arkham Knight
No Man’s Sky
Procedural generation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minecraft sales on PC top 20M copies, more than 70M total | Polygon
June 26, 2015

This week Myke and Grey discuss iPad Portrait layout complications, how Grey deals with posting new videos to Youtube, and the necessity of checklists (even if you don’t think you need them). Myke also launches the ‘Great Perspective Zoom Debate’, and Grey talks about starting a fashion label.

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Links and Show Notes

Grey’s Wallpaper
Myke’s ‘Perspective Zoom’ Evidence
Grey’s ‘Perspective Zoom’ Evidence
iAliens for Reddit on the App Store on iTunes
Humans Need Not Apply – YouTube
H.I. #40: The Oval Office of Science – YouTube
Holland vs the Netherlands – YouTube
Screenshot of Grey’s computer on Launch Day
Women’s, men’s & kids clothing – UNIQLO UK online casual clothes store
June 19, 2015

This time, Grey and Myke answer questions from listeners, while addressing topics like the utility of the iPad, notification badges, and whether you should have a web browser on your phone.

This episode of Cortex is sponsored by:

  • Casper: Because everyone deserves a great night sleep. Get $50 off with the code ‘CORTEX’
  • Igloo: An intranet you’ll actually like, free for up to 10 people.
  • Field Notes: Buy a year-long Colors subscription starting with the Workshop Companion, and use the code ‘RELAY’ and you’ll get 3 Carpenter Pencils and a 3-Pack of “Pitch Black” memo books free.

Links and Show Notes

H.I. #40: The Oval Office of Science — Hello Internet
Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History. – YouTube
Grey Posts Pictures of Omnifocus
Inquisitive #43: Favourite Album: Serenity Caldwell and ‘All Day’ – Relay FM
Cortex Mobile Wallpaper | grafiksyndikat*
Cortex Desktop Wallpaper | grafiksyndikat*
FLATzero by articted | dsktps

Grey’s Wallpaper

Myke’s Nearly Fixed Homescreen
Grey’s iPad Homescreen
Alien Blue – reddit official client on the App Store on iTunes
f.lux: software to make your life better
iPhone Skins, Wraps and Decals // dbrand
Launch Center Pro on the App Store on iTunes
Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple on the App Store on iTunes
Grey’s Post on the Omnifocus Forum
Apple – Apple Watch – Battery
Overcast: Podcast Player on the App Store on iTunes
iOS 9: Our Complete Overview and First Impressions – MacStories
Initial Thoughts on iOS 9’s iPad Multitasking: A Deep Transformation – MacStories
iOS 9 introduces predictive touch technology that should be crucial for rumored Apple stylus – iDownloadBlog
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June 12, 2015
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This week, Myke quizzes Grey about the devices he uses to get his work done, and Grey gets very disappointed about how Myke arranges his iPhone.

This episode of Cortex is sponsored by:

  • Backblaze: Online backup made easy, for just $5/month.
  • Igloo: An intranet you’ll actually like, free for up to 10 people.

Links and Show Notes

Homescreens

Hello Internet
Apple – iMac with Retina 5K display
Wacom | Interactive Pen Displays & Tablet Styluses
WASD Keyboards Custom Mechanical Keyboards and Cherry MX Keycaps
Apple – Magic Trackpad
Apple – iPhone 6 Plus
Apple – iPad Air 2
White Noise MP3s
Apple – Final Cut Pro X – Overview
Apple – Logic Pro X – Music production. Cranked up to X.
The Logic Pro X Dialog Box
Grey’s iPhone Homescreen
OmniFocus 2 on the App Store on iTunes
Launch Center Pro on the App Store on iTunes
Pages on the App Store on iTunes
Byword on the App Store on iTunes
Editorial on the App Store on iTunes
Audiobooks from Audible on the App Store on iTunes
Overcast: Podcast Player on the App Store on iTunes
Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists on the App Store on iTunes
Due — Reminders, Countdown Timers on the App Store on iTunes
Slack – Team Communication on the App Store on iTunes
Fantastical 2 for iPhone – Calendar and Reminders on the App Store on iTunes
Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple on the App Store on iTunes
Unread: RSS News Reader on the App Store on iTunes
Day One (Journal / Notes / Diary) on the App Store on iTunes
Mac App Store – AntiRSI
Bartender | Mac Menu Bar Item Control
Grey’s Menu Bar
iStat Menus, a Mac app by Bjango

Grey uses this to generate his fuzzy clock.

Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard & Mouse | Microsoft Hardware
CGP Grey’s subreddit
@CGPGrey on Twitter
@iMyke on Twitter