Gaz and Guy are back after a deserved by someone anyway week off. Almost completely without notes and any kind of structure which leads to hilarious shenanigans. Gaz’s got some stories and Guy just loses it several times.
Gaz is away so David Ginsburg from the Off the Charts and In Touch with iOS podcasts joins Guy for what ended up being the third time this week so he’s already tired of Guy’s nonsense probably. All the usual stuff and a discussion over whether or not the new Mac mini could be used as a pro machine.
Guy’s Pick: Loopback 2 from Rogue Amoeba for $99. If you already use Loopback, this is a must have update ($49) and if you don’t and do audio stuff, why haven’t you already gotten it? https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/
There’s two bundles available as well. You can get the Audio Hijack and Loopback bundle for $130, which is almost $30 off or for $175 get those two along with the Fission Audio editor.
While this might seem like a redundant statement (the GMen being turkeys), it fits in nicely with that American holiday of over-eating, full contact shopping, and apparently being grateful for something or another. Lots of MyMac stuff as appetizers, CarPlay, analysts, and Black Friday deal fails as the main course, and all the usual after stuff for…afters. YUM!
A question that can only be answered by listening to the show because their minds work (kinda) in mysterious ways. The GMen run through the news like they were taking a machine gun nest with a take no prisoners attitude…except without the actual fighting, explosions, and so forth so not nearly as exciting or life threatening.
Gaz’s iPhone XR shows up and he likes it but thinks his wife and Lil Gaz will believe it’s too big because size matters. Guy leaves stuff behind, not like anything bad like you should, but valuable stuff because he’s dumb sometimes. Lot’s of Apple stories and they enjoyed it SO much, they recorded it three times! OK, that part they didn’t enjoy.
Guy is still sick, but it’s adding a certain level of…Guy still being sick. Gaz fixes his mouse and Mac App Store, and the two of them talk about all kinds of Apple and Mac stuff…because that’s what they do.
Guy’s Pick: Want an audio recording app with some great built-in features? Spreaker Studio which is free has not only up to four available audio in sources, it also has built-in sound effects and a way to create auto-playing playlists and intro music/outro music. If you sign up for their hosting service you can also get support for chat rooms and other features, but I like the stand-alone recording app.
Gaz’s Pick: PAKO Car chase games from tree men games they have some which are ad supported and some that are £1.99, good short good fun, you have to evade being chased in other cars there are power ups and different cars once you get past certain levels, good fun. http://treemengames.com/pakoforever/
Guy is not feeling well and he’s a miserable person when that happens, but it leads to hilarious hijinks! Gaz finally gets an answer from 1Password, but it’s almost indecipherable. And naturally all the usual nonsense you’ve come to expect from the GMen.
Gaz makes a big purchase and you’ll NEVER guess what it is based on the title for this podcast! And sure they talk about other stuff too because they have to fill an hour SOMEHOW, but that BIG purchase…it’s a mystery!
New Apple iPhones and a watch and nary a Mac in sight. Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast joins Gaz and Guy to talk about and listen to Guy whine…I mean speak intelligently about this sad state of affairs.
After a week off for REALLY good reasons (really they were!), the GMen are fresh and ready to go as usual! So, Guy is particularly manic and Gaz is doing his level best to keep him in check which nearly always sometimes never works! They talk a bit about the upcoming event, walking holidays, amusement parks, weddings and a few other things including waffles.
Guy’s Pick: Textlicious by Delicious Monster Software $1.99 Tired of the same old boring text? Textlicious will take text from practically anywhere and make it fun with circles and strikes, italics and bold, and so much more.
Hang overs, feeling weirdly normal, and pantomiming River Dances is all part and parcel of this week’s show where apparently they also talk about something serious like malware. Can you sing one song to the tune of another? Harder than it sounds, but is hilarious.
Guy’s Pick: Looking for a good audio interface? Behringer’s UMC line is a mix of both good and cheap. Make sure you get the UMC series which has Midas-ish pre-amps and not the UM series with the Xenex pre-amps. Depending on your needs, they have units with up to 8 combo XLR inputs. All do multiple mono outputs over USB
Guy falls asleep when he could have been podcasting so they record on his wife’s birthday instead because how could THAT go wrong? They toss about Apple’s trillion dollar worth and why it hasn’t also made them rich and Cupertino being all fussed because Apple made money and they want some of it. Also, why NOT make a Hyperloop transportation system that goes 800MPH through residential neighborhoods?
Guy’s Pick: Not a tip but a question. Does anyone listening use Logic Pro to record their podcasts instead of GarageBand? I’m hearing lots of skips in the audio with GarageBand that I don’t hear while recording.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: TIME MACHINE Come on I could say anything else could I?
Guy is back from Macstock, though by the sounds of it he sat on his own putting his kit together and then packing it up. Gaz might have some advice for him and they finally manage to be on the internets at the same time to record a podcast! What are they, effing stupid? A real menagerie of topics in the center section and a LOT about Macstock 2018.
Guy’s Pick: MoviePro by Deepak Sharma $5.99. Allows for so much more than Apple Camera app. Adjust resolution, frame settings, audio input volume, white balance, and much more. Just trying it out now, but will probably be my go to app for Guy’s Daily Drive ()
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Skype……. Say it ain’t so Jeeeezzz man what just happened did we go through a black hole and fall into a Microsoft world of doom and destruction. No Discord its just crap, well for us at least.
A little late getting this out mostly because I was driving home, but it’s a good one! Tim Robertson starts us off with Silent Brooke, then it’s Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitas, followed by Chuck Joiner, and lastly Mike Potter creator of the Macstock Expo.
Being the summer of duh fits RIGHT into the GMen’s wheelhouse! So many stories of the obvious and the inane because otherwise, well there wouldn’t be much of a show based on actual events! Motley Fool, Adobe, Subscription services, and new MacBook Pros that neither of us can afford round out the rest of the podcast.
Gaz watches cars go zoom so Guy grabs Karl Madden from the Mac & Forth podcast to fill in. This will make up for when Guy is Driving to Chicago is a car going zoom on his way to Macstock and Gaz will do the podcast with someone else…maybe Karl. Technical difficulties wipe out the center section so they had to do it again, but this time is was better…which is not how that usually goes. Spotify, Mojave, disgruntled employees, and so much more!
Guy’s Pick: If you’re interested in getting your feet wet with Livecasting but don’t want to spend a lot of money, try OBS. It’s totally free! You’ll need to configure it and it’s not always the easiest to use, but it’s free
A loooooong delay while we worked on some technical issues on Gaz’s side, but we narrowed it down to three things. Hardware, software, or the internet. So should be easy to narrow down from there. Speaking of the internet, Skype used to be awful, now it’s horribly, unspeakably, Micheal Myers kind of bad. Apple will finally use it’s own data for maps because that can’t go wrong, There either is or isn’t a brute force hack of iOS (there isn’t), and someone in Canada can’t figure out that scratch resistant isn’t scratch proof because he’s really dumb.