MyMac Podcast 615: Mobile Madness

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Gas is not in this one but lots of other people are including some from OWC, a few MyMac-ers, and a whole lot more all from Guy’s mobile podcasting rig. If you couldn’t be at Macstock, this is just as good. Actually no it isn’t but still fun!

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MyMac Podcast 614.5: Just a little bit more

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A Rare mid-week show as Gaz is back to bookend the podcasts from the Macstock Expo except this one is coming out before the other one! Got it? Neither do they, so just sit back and enjoy!

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MyMac Podcast 613: Macstock 2016 Preview

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No Gaz as he’s watching race cars go around in circles. However Guy soldiers on alone in the 1st and 3rd segment but has Mike Potter the creator of the Macstock Expo to talk about all the great speakers and fun coming up in just 5 days. Be there or be sorry you weren’t there.

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Guy’s App Pick: Deathspank in the Mac App Store. Silly fun for the sword swinger in all of us. $3.99
People’s Pick: Erick Diaz (Macnaticopr) Prisma, it’s a free app that turns your photos into art. Awesome. Prisma – Art Filters and Photo Effects for Images, Picture Editor for Instagram by Prisma labs, inc. Prisma – Art Filters and Photo Effects for Images, Picture Editor for Instagram

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MyMac Podcast 612: David Coulthard’s Jaw

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Mark Chappell of the Essential Apple Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-essential-apple-show/id983364510?mt=2) joins Gaz and Guy for a little more than a hour of confusion. This may be the first time they’ve actually recorded more “not in the show” than “show”! They go all over the map about Siri on the Mac, on the iPhone, and on the AppleTV. Fun, fun!

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Guy’s App Pick: iTube Studio from iSkysoft. $29.00 lifetime license. Free trial available.
Gaz’s App Pick: Still use for photo’s (not to write comics) and I still like this App, ComicLife, a different way to put a photo set together. £22.99 or there is an upgrade price £17.50 if you have a previous version, but that’s from the website only, but they do give you a multiple users option
Mark’s App Pick: Workflow $2.99 £2.29

MyMac Podcast 611: Update Upgrade

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The old question pops up again. Is it better to update your Mac for a new (or newer) one or upgrade your existing one? Apple seems to be making that choice easier these days but in an odd way. Many Macs just simply can’t be upgraded at all. The Gmen talk about this serious question, but in their own way. So that means the question remains.

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MyMac Podcast 610: So how did we do?

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No short show this week, but the center section is filled with WWDC goodness as LIVE right from event, Guy recorded a conversation with Mac to the Future (It’s on FaceBook) Warren Sklar! Also in the first section Guy and Gaz give their own takes on Apple’s latest developmentally goodness. So, long show then.

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Guy’s App Pick: Picked this before but I’m apparently on a movie editing app kick at the moment. Camtasia 2 by TechSmith $99.99 on the Mac App Store. Not only a great presentation and screen capturing tool, it’s also really good as a multitrack movie editor.

Gaz’s App Pick: Not an IOS App, not MAC OS App it’s a movie, well not a movie an interview Steve Jobs the lost interview, this popped up in my Netflix selection, I hadn’t seen it so I watched it, what I like if no cheering crowds, no silly background music, not audience clapping at the end of every section, just the interview, with a little bit of added comments, I enjoyed it.
It’s on YouTube but you may also find it in Netflix.

MyMac Podcast 609: WW…TGMD

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Two weeks in a row and the GMen manage to get another show out under an hour. Is it kismet? Fate? A lucid and tight conversation between two professionals who know EXACTLY what they’re talking about? You’re kidding right? They do all the usual stuff and give some thought (HA!) to the upcoming WWDC, because that’s what Apple podcasts are supposed to do.

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Guy’s App Pick: As much as I complained about intrusive and privacy reducing services last week, Amazon has one that’s really nifty for aspiring screenwriters with not much money (which can probably be said of ALL aspiring screenwriters). Amazon’s Storywriter cloud writing app has many features including built in elements for the different parts of your story. It keeps track of your characters and auto fills them in as you create them. Certainly not as fully featured as stand-alone applications, but for getting your feet wet it’s great. You can also submit your screenplay to Amazon for consideration for…something, since they now make their own content as well.
Gaz’s App Pick: The way in app purchases work Ripple Training, do some free lessons for you to test their full package before buying all or some of the lessons this is the way in apps work well.

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MyMac Podcast 608: Customer or Product?

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Free stuff is always great right? Except for when it isn’t. Gaza and Guy discuss some of the pluses and minuses-es-es of free online services. The only price you pay for this podcast is listening to it! OH! And there’s a now Patreon link in case you DO want to pay for it, but you don’t have to.

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MyMac Podcast 607: 53 Errors but a Phone ain’t one

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Back to the usual shenanigans for the GMen who can’t quite figure out one week from another. Then they talk about the ongoing saga of the dreaded Error 53 that some people who have had their iPhone parts replaced and whether Apple’s seemingly lack of focus could be to blame.

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Guy’s App Pick: Lightworks by EditShare. A nearly fully featured non-linear video editor that has a quirky interface and some similarities to Final Cut Pro for free? How is it possible? Well they give you some, but not all of the potential features and hold some back like user-defined project locations,sharing, advanced hardware support, and the pro version includes some pretty cool Boris FX stuff, and only exports to MPEG-4. All this is to naturally entice you to their subscription-based (hate this trend in software) Pro version.

Gaz’s App Pick
: Live Face Filters MSQRD

People’s Pick: Want to measure how big something is on your Mac screen, in pixels? Press Cmd-Shift-4 to start a partial screen capture. The mouse pointer turns into a cross-hair and shows its current screen coordinate. Move to one corner of the part of you screen you want to measure, then drag to the opposite corner. The pointer shows you the dimensions of the box in pixels. If your start position was a little off, hold down the spacebar while continuing to drag to move the first corner. To cancel, press Escape before letting go of the drag, or just let go of the drag to capture a PNG image of the area.

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MyMac Podcast 606 – Apple Transport?

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No Guy this week. Gaz talk’s to Karl Madden about the investment into DiDi by Apple in China and whether this could lead to Apple Transport

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Gaz’s App Pick: iNet Network Scanner, available through the App Store at £7.99 it gets a good percentage of 4-5 star reviews in the App store go take a look.

Karl’s App Pick: Splice – Free

Karl’s Twitter: claw0101
Karl’s podcast 

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MyMac Podcast 605:What the GMen want from Apple

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Guy and Gaz talk about what they would like to see Apple do in regards to hardware, software, services, and haircuts. Well, not haircuts because in Guy’s case what would be the point?

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Guy’s App Pick: Scrivener by Literature & Latte $44.95 on the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: Time-Lapse Updated for El-Capitan 1.15 but not through the Mac App store 🙁 Theres a reason

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MyMac Podcast 604: So you bought an Apple, now what

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Gaz is back on the mic! The GMen discuss the kind of stuff they bought to support their Apple habit beyond the just the Apple stuff. Also college graduations, GoPo pictures, LOT’S of walking and Facebook lickers

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Gaz’s Photo’s

Guy’s App Pick: Bossjock Studio by the bossjocks. $9.99. A nearly all-in-one iOS solution for recording podcasts
Gaz’s App Pick: My Tide Times
Rampant Mumblings

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MyMac Podcast 603: HMS Appletanic

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Gaz is off this week so Karl Madden of various other podcasts near and dear to our hearts graciously consented to join Guy on this week’s podcast. Karl, because of your dedication, the photos will not be released to the general public and your check is in the mail. They talk about Apple’s latest financials, butchers that perform eye surgery, how to turn Guy into a 3 year old (like anyone would notice), consumerism, Apple Watches, politics, and just how old can a Mac get and still be productive. Or in Guy’s case, stop being a cheapskate and get new stuff!

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Guy’s App Pick: Audio Converter Pro $6.99 in the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: Not this week
Karl’s App Pick: Jabra Move Bluetooth Headphones $85 & £53
Macstock Expo codes: mymacsentme

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MyMac Podcast 602: ARM-y Macs

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So there’s Rugby, Broadway shows, messed up MyMac articles, and iTunes rants. That’s just in the first section. The GMen then go on talk about Macs and if there’s the slightest chance of the platform moving to ARM processors. PHEW, I’m exhausted just writing it down.

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http://www.computerworld.com/article/3059376/mac-os-x/apples-emphasis-on-security-makes-arm-powered-macs-inevitable.html

Guy’s App Pick: Camtasia 2 by Techsmith $99 on the Mac App Store. Both presentation software and movie editor. Easy to use and the choice of many professionals.
Gaz’s App PickAutoPagerize

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MyMac Podcast 601: The Whole sort of General Mishmash

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The GMen take the lazy way out and instead of having one topic to focus on, kinda jump around to talk about odd bits and pieces. Because having an entire extra week to come up with a decent topic apparently wasn’t long enough. Guy talks a lot about cats (as if the show graphic wasn’t enough of a clue) and rowing while Gaz is busy actually with tech. They wrap up the whole FBI vs Apple case, Apple’s increasing marketshare in an otherwise down industry, Safari now has a silver medal, and don’t click hacked links. Because, just don’t.

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Guy’s App Pick: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Platinum Edition by Aspyr. Currently 50% off in the Mac App Store. $4.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Did you know you can buy Machinarium in the Mac App store for £7.99? Well you can it’s a great classic game, if you haven’t played this game you must.
People’s Pick: From Troy Muller
https://sparkmailapp.com/

MyMac Podcast 600: Serenak Asassin’s Flying Circus

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APRIL FOOL’S! No really, those two April fools Gaz and Guy record the 600th MyMac Podcast and the whole center section is devoted to two very detailed emails from Serene Asassin. Plus hijinks and general tomfoolery AND (wait for it) a deeply enlightened and well written piece of drama at the very end. Sure, let’s go with that answer.

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Guy’s App Pick: Well haven’t picked one of these for awhile so it’s Stupid Zombies by Game Resort. Free with in app purchases for Air Strikes to wipe out that last pesky undead creature.
Gaz’s App Pick: Doodle, it’s a calendar scheduling online and App, I came across it via Bart who uses it for his shows, well I have a load of friends who we periodically go out for a meal with, and finding out who’s available when is always a pain. But with Doodle I put in the dates send out the invites and Bob’s your uncle 🙂
It’s free to use the basic version, but to be honest that gives you all you need unless you need to get really clever in which case there are two options one at €29 or €49 a year. The link I’ve sent takes you directly to the costs page which also shows you thew difference to a paid version.

People’s Pick: From Elisa Pacelli in G+ Stupid Test 2014 $0.99

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MyMac Podcast 599: 1 before 600

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So even after nearly an entire show talking about good backup strategy, Guy manages to hose his main user account because he’s…Guy. They talk about that, new Apple stuff, and more bitterness with iPads going to 256GB of storage not all that long after Guy bought a 128GB iPad Pro.

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Guy’s App Pick: For budding podcasters that don’t want to spend a lot of time and money with gear and set up, take a look at Cast. You can bring in guests to also chat without using Skype or other VOIP services, they save files either together or separately, and have some basic post-editing (VERY basic) along with ways to drop in prerecorded ads and whatnot after the fact. Their plans start at $10 a month which gives you 10 hours of recording time, unlimited editing and storage, and an RSS feed. Also basic analytics

Gaz’s App Pick: Affinity Photo for Mac, Photo’s extensions and lots of photo editing goodness. 39.99 but it was on offer for a while at 29.99 so I grabbed it with my 20% vouchers I have in iTunes so it only cost me 24 gbp, see I told you keeping an eye out for the 20% iTunes vouchers is a good tip. But this is still a great App even at 39.99

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MyMac Podcast 598: Feeling Loopy

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One day before the next Apple event and Gaz and Guy spend some time talking about what might be coming up. Then a completely different topic about how (or why) iOS could be the next big desktop OS for Apple…wait. What?

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MacStock Expo codes: mymac20off (good through March and mymacbonus10 (only for the first ten people) and yes you can combine them.

Guy’s App Pick: Need a photo or image editor but don’t want to spend a lot of money on photoshop? How about zero dollars? As long as you don’t need adjustable bezier curves, check out Pixlr, an online editor.
Gaz’s App Pick: Took Mrs G to London on Saturday as it was our 28th Anniversary, we know London and where to go but I tried out an App called London Official City Guide By London & Partners Ltd. Found it quite good so if your taking a trip to London certainly check it out, it’s free.

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MyMac Podcast 597: Backup or not 2 backups

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So let’s get serious here, no wait it’s Guy and Gaz who don’t usually do serious. However they are talking about a serious subject which is backing up your Mac. You AREN’T backing up your Mac? Good God man Why? Also they get a Skype phone call AND an iTunes review in the same week!

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Guy’s App Pick: Call Recorder for Mac eCamm Software $30.
Gaz’s App Pick: iTubedownloader Free 1 day full featured Trial cost = $5.99

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