MyMac Podcast 762: Mastodon is too Gabby

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.

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Guy’s Pick: If you have multiple Twitter accounts to manage, get Tweetdeck! It’s in the Mac App Store.

Gaz’s Pick: Texas hold’em

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MyMac Podcast 761: Weird Science

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.

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Guy’s Pick: Swift Publisher 5 by BeLight Software! $19.99 It’s where the WOOTies come from!

Gaz’s Pick: Data Wing Space flying game.

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MyMac Podcast 760: Where for art thou Jony

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.

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Guy’s Pick: iMovie by Apple. Free with your Mac. https://www.apple.com/imovie/

Gaz’s Pick: the iSlapper!

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MyMac Podcast 759: Dashboard Drops Out

As we get closer and closer to macOS Catalina, sometimes it’s not about what we gain, but what we lose. Dashboard is one of those things, but seriously, when was the last time you used it?

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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 🙂

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MyMac Podcast 758: Cheese and Whine

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!

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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

Gaz’s Pick: I used this cool Pass2U

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MyMac Podcast 757: WWDCWOW

All the WWDC and none of the frilly stuff you don’t want to know, unless that’s what you wanted then…sorry. Livecasting and other things too.

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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.

Gaz’s Pick: https://archive.org
All Sorts of STUFF

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MyMac Podcast 756: Angry Devs

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.

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Guy’s Pick: VideoPad by NCH software (currently on sale for $69.99). Full featured video editor, not the most intuitive, but much less expensive than most of the alternatives.

Gaz’s Pick: Downcast it continues to improve and I can use it in combination with my watch and now car play.

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MyMac Podcast 755: What What Diminished Concerns

The GMen are back together and this is supposed to be a good thing…you can probably decide that for yourself. They talk about a lot of random stuff and then get into what might be coming for WWDC!

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Guy’s Pick: VMWare’s Fusion $79.99. Currently have Windows 10 and the Elementary OS (Linux) on Virtual Machines. Windows is doing fine, Elementary not so much.

Gaz’s Pick: Any iPad just any iPad they are really worth the money, I use mine sooooo much!

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MyMac Podcast 754: Hackingeek

Gaz arrives back and Guy is now away, will they ever do a show together. Gaz calls a special guest when Gaz realise’s that there’s no Guy on the other end of the Skype call.

This week the special guest talk about where Apple might go (well briefly) and also a little more detail on Macstock 2019.

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Guy’s Pick: No Pick he’s away
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Airdrop

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Mike:- @formaceyesonly
@macstockexpo
http://macstock2019.com

MyMac Podcast 753: iTunes is dead, Long Live iTunes

While it might not be EXACTLY dead, it isn’t at all well and guest host Dave Ginsburg from the “In Touch with iOS” and the “Off the Charts Horse Racing” podcasts and Guy have a chat about it. Also tariffs, predators, the new DC Apple Store, and what iPhones might be dropped for iOS 13.

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Guy’s Pick: Piezo from Rogue Amoeba. $19. Handy little audio recorder with tons of options.

Gaz’s Pick: Still on walkies!

Dave’s Pick: Setapp, a subscription to all the Mac apps you need. It has all kinds of great apps like Clean My Mac and BusyCal for a monthly subscription,

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Dave Ginsburg Twitter: DaveG65
In Touch with iOS
Off the Charts Horse Racing

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MyMac Podcast 752: The Greening of Tech

Gaz is off walking (VERY GREEN) while Guy ropes in Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth Podcast to burn off electricity to make a podcast (not at all green). Besides the usual stuff, they talk about what carbon neutral means and doesn’t mean and how power from all green sources isn’t always what you might think it is.

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Guy’s Pick: Growly Software’s Backgammon free

Karl Pick: Luma Fusion $19.99 (Will soon rise to $29.99 with upcoming release of Ver2).

Gaz’s Pick: HEY! I’m WALKING HERE!

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Karl’s Stuff: Mac and Forth podcast

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MyMac Podcast 751: No Direction Home

OK, listen carefully. There is NO after show in this MyMac Podcast. Seriously…none…zip…nada. We’re actually trying to make a concerted effort to get the show length down, so we naturally easily went over an hour. Maybe later this week we’ll put out a supplemental after show, but it’s not in this one. What is in this one is Guy’s new teeth, Gaz’s news snippets earlier than usual, and lot’s of other stuff. STOP looking at the end for the after show!

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Guy’s Pick: Video Editor Olive by umm…Olive. Be warned that this is still an alpha release and can at times be quite buggy, but it has quite a few remarkable features and is easy to use. Free!

Gaz’s Pick: Buttons

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MyMac Podcast 750: Another Meaningless

750 podcasts that have been produced since 2004 is SO impressive! Until it’s understood that neither Guy nor Gaz other than a secondary presence wasn’t part of the first 285. So as a pairing it’s really show 465 which isn’t nearly as grand.

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Guy’s Pick: Yamaha’s 10-input mixer, the MG10 is a nice little unit with built-in compression settings for the first two inputs. Would be nice if it was multi-track, but then I couldn’t complain about it. $155 on Amazon. 

Gaz’s Pick: Apple’s Wallet application, if I’m not using for credit card transactions, which I must say I tend to use my watch, however for travel documents it’s great, the biggest problem is finding the trick to get the ticket in, but if that’s easy then I do it and keep them there.

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MyMac Podcast 749: Apple Watches are swell

A longer show if you include the after show but shorter than the short show from last week if you don’t. Got it? Good. Guy is upset about the AAF shutting down and Gaz is upset that Numbers isn’t Excel. They’re BOTH upset that Apple watches are making the news but not in a good way and that AirPower is impossible. Apple’s Airpower that is since regular air power is easy as pie but not for Apple…So Apple Pie…oh never mind.

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Guy’s Pick: NDI from Newtek. It’s more a protocol than an application, but it’s really cool to see what it can do. Free-ish.

Gaz’s Pick: Believe or or not Safari. I use it more than other browsers and I use it more and more. Hey it’s not a bad browser, probably I like it because it helps keep you hidden from those bastards trying to get your every move.

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MyMac Podcast 748: I don’t believe it

What if Apple had an event and a lot of people didn’t like it? That’s the question Gaz and Guy attempt to answer in this early and supposed to be shorter podcast. However it ended up nearly as long as every other podcast. Well of COURSE it did.

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Guy’s Pick: Early show, no picks this week

Gaz’s Pick: What Guy just said

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MyMac Podcast 747: Plane Updates

Guy is finally back from his east coast extravaganza where he and Tracey spent a significant amount of time not feeling well. Gaz finally has a music snippet for Gaz’s news snippets, and they discuss all the new Apple hardware. It’s enough to make you feel like a Funky Poodle.

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Guy’s Pick: While the car I had was no great shakes with it’s infotainment system, my iPhone 8 and the Waze app pointed us in the right direction.

Gaz’s Pick: Find a Grave

Acoustic Funky Poodle

Link to Steve Jochum’s Album

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MyMac Podcast 746: Who’s who?

And the lull ends, so there is an Apple event at the end of March and I think they’ve announced the timings for the WWDC ticket lottery. So the End of March event could have a Who’s who of celebrities turning up, I wonder why?
Talking about celebrities as Guy is still frightening the locals somewhere in the depth south Karl Madden has joined me.

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Guy’s Pick: No Pick he’s away

Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Gaz’s too lazy to do one!

Karl’s Pick: YouTube videos of Fred Dibnah / Jump Desktop

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MyMac Podcast 745: Where’s my Skype Call?

We seem to be in a lull at the moment, and even Guy has decided it’s so quiet he’s going to disappear for 2 weeks, so this week I roped in, I mean I asked and he kindly accepted the invite Nick Spligosh Riley

Guy’s Pick: No Pick he’s away
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Apples Notes

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MyMac 744: Is it 744 or not Apple

Apples gives and then takes away…layers of confusion and it’s hard to say whether this was a good thing to take or a bad thing to give. Could be both. Meanwhile the GMen don’t dwell on it because of a short attention span and instead talk about ideology, Steve Jobs, the FBI, East Texas, and streaming game services. Oh and some kerfuffle about Facebook and privacy but hey, it’s Tuesday.

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Guy’s Pick: Behringer’s UMC204HD is a really good audio interface and is apparently popular and that has been noticed by retailers as the price has jumped by 25% or more since I bought mine last year at $80 but which is now $130. It has midas-ish pre-amps that are very clean and efficient and some of the best at this price point. It’s one to consider if you’re looking for an audio interface, but look for bargains as the price seems to be fluctuating.

Gaz’s Pick: Rogue Amoeba’s Piezo

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MyMac Podcast 743: Analysts…FIGHT!

The GMen are not overly fond of analysts and all their blather, so when two directly contradict each other, it cause for a case of the giggles…or sniffles in Guy’s case. Guy also keeps hearing about ARM-based Macs and Gaz keeps poking him for reactions!

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Guy’s Pick: Going to use the next few shows to talk about my mobile podcasting set up as far as what I use. This time, it’s a tale of two mics, but the one I’ll recommend is the Sennheiser e835 dynamic mic. It’s about $100 from Amazon. It’s a dynamic mic (means unpowered) with a cardioid pickup (tightly focused for sound pickup) and a frequency response of 40-16KHz. Needs a lot of clean gain as most dynamic mics go but it’s great at background noise rejection.

Gaz’s Pick: Whats not to like VLC

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