With all the changes in Apple over the last few years, their BIG growth hasn’t been with phones or computers, but with services and the bottom line is starting to reflect that. The GMen have a lengthy discussion about that and naturally resolve the entire issue…sure we did.
Missed last week by “accident” so we make up for this week with shenanigans and tomfoolery and dare you to tell the difference! Actually lots of tech talk about Gaz’s travels to various Apple Stores and Guy’s dentistry whoas, AirPods Pros, and holy guacamole, LOT’s of operating system updates.
Guy is back from Texas and Gaz is ready to to multi-task with podcasts. The big question, should you go ahead and upgrade to macOS Catalina or hold off until it’s more mature along with any apps that aren’t ready for prime time.
So Guy called me 5 mins before the podcast to say that he wanted to be known by another name today so as per his request I’d like to say hi to Karl. We discuss Apple Arcade and also what we think Apple might bring to another event, that is if they have one.
This refers to Guy installing and playing with macOS Catalina and not a general statement about the GMen and their work ethics…though it could be. Some new stuff and new problems with various Apple gear fill out the remainder of the show and one VERY generous PayPal person.
Disasterish birthday and crappy vaca plus too bust at work makes Guy a sad boy, but Gaz and Apple is here to cheer him up with new stuff…that he doesn’t want to buy. The GMen talk a lot about that Apple event because that’s what they do.
Gaz’s Pick: Luminar3 on the MAC currently 28.99 yes there is a version 4 coming out but this is a great app that can integrate with photos, you can buy a package which includes version 4 when it comes out but I think that version 3 is a cracker and worth the money if you want a good tool to mess with your photos on your Mac.
Guy is back from his techmergency trip to help his brother. He spent more trying to leave however than he did actually IN Florida and his weird adventure is all laid out here. Gaz is happy Guy is back because that means he doesn’t have to do a solo show. Our listeners are happy because…because…well, they MUST be happy about something.
The show nearly didn’t happen in fact Gaz called out on the Twitters and on Facebook that there would be no show, but this is the show that is and not the show that isn’t. Gaz got his stuff together well as much as he could and put a short something together for your ears.
Guy’s Pick: No Pick Guy’s not here!
Gaz’s Pick: Default Folder X even though Gaz can’t use it on this Mac because he hasn’t got it!
So Macstock for 2019 is over but the drama continues! Guy talks about his experiences getting there and the great time he had, while Gaz’s Mac woes took up much of his time while Guy was gallivanting around. Also, check out the new chapter marks to help you get around the program!
Audio from all the livecasts Guy did while at Macstock 2019. David Cohen and Tim Robertson from TechFan, Dave Hamilton from the Mac Geek Gab, David Ginsburg from In Touch with iOS, Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast, the organizer of MacStock and host of For Mac Eyes Only Mike Potter, Lori from the Macstock sponsor Other World Computing, and Chuck Joiner from MacVoices!
Elephant-ish extinct things in a twitter-like environment. Is it that the GMen projecting? Whatever the case may be, this week’s show is kinda long, but it is the last one before the awesome Macstock 2019! So listen in.
The fallout from Jony Ive’s departure from Apple continues….but not very well. The GMen look into some of the more ridiculous stories that have sprung up since the announcements. Also, a new contest for the first time in like forever.
One of the last links to old school Apple is leaving and we are doooooomed. No not really, but Jony is leaving sorta, and the Men are here to discuss that and if you listen to the after show, the latest in VERY casual evening and work wear.
Guy’s Pick: MovieMator Video Editor Pro. Yes, another Chinese video editor from the Mac App Store. This one has multitrack and can use keyframes. $14.99 which is pretty good at getting your feet wet in more complicated movie editing. I have a few complaints (split screen isn’t easy to use), but overall I like it.
Gaz’s Pick: Out of necessity my EE mobile provider App to keep an eye on my usage over this weekend, actually it’s a pretty good App all round for checking bills and stuff, it also allows you to share the data, we have a number of people on several plans and I can move data from one to another if someone is getting close to their monthly limit, It will be used this month I’m sure. So if your are an EE user and in the UK, I don’t know if they have capability elsewhere, then don’t dismiss their App. Oh it’s kinda free, I mean you have to be with them of course 🙂
MAN doesn’t the price of the new Mac Pro, Display, and mount get you SO ANGRY?!? Why? If you have to question whether it’s worth it, chances are Apple isn’t trying to sell it to you. However upon reflection…that damn mount!
Guy’s Pick: Camtasia 2019 $249 and a nod toward Hype 4 $49.99 Pro version $99 (https://tumult.com/hype/). Both program are primarily screen capture and edit software for creating presentations and more, though I give the nod to Camtasia for ease of use and flexibility
Guy’s Pick: Need a chat client for a livestream? Minnitchat will give you most of what you need and it’s free and easy to set up in WordPress. This gives you 100 users which should be enough for most casual requirements. Paid tiers give you a lot more.
They actually talk very little about WWDC as it will probably have already happened by the time most listen to this. However developers are angry! So VERY angry for…reasons! Also more about chicken…so there’s that.