MyMac Podcast 592: I’m Bored

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Guy is off to the wilds of Ohio to watch the Super Bowl with friends, so Gaz coerces James Turner of wooded.co.uk fame to do the podcast with. The usual stuff is talked about along with a discussion of what they would like to see Apple release or will they wait for something completely new?

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Guy’s App Pick: He’s not here to give us one.
Gaz’s App Pick: Well I am a rugby fan so I have to mention this.
Jame’s Pick: Sky Force by Infinite Dreams

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MyMac Podcast 591: Is Apple TV on AppleTV?

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We know Apple wants to bundle a selection of television channels, but what if they not only served the content, but owned it too? Guy and Gaz talk about this, as well as recent Apple financials (boring!), megasnowpocolypse (YAWN!), a Skype call (woo!), multiple languages (wha???), a some kind of malady affecting Guy (eww).

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Guy’s App Pick: Quake 4. $19.99 on the Mac App Store. Quake has come a long way from it’s origins of essentially being a Doom Clone which is ironic since ID Software is the maker of both games and they both used the same graphics engine for a time. Still a great shoot-em-up even 10 years later.
Gaz’s App Pick: Not an App pick But an iPhone 6 6/s add-on!!!!

MyMac Podcast 590: By law we have to tell you what this podcast is about

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FINALLY got the show to under an hour but Skype problems and Virgin Media UK makes life hell for thee GMen. Hey why should it only be the listeners that have to suffer? The GMen also talk about the UK, New York, and now California initiatives to force mobile device makers to add a back door into our devices so they can see what stuff we’re doing. Sure, because how could THAT go horribly wrong?

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Guy’s App Pick: Full Deck Solitaire by GRL Games Free with in-app purchases
Gaz’s App Pick: Zeitraffer an alternative to Time-Lapse the App I used to use that now seems to have become well useless!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zeitraffer/id572526628?mt=12
People’s Pick: Karl Madden Advent Mechanically Textured Edition. An iPhone case for a mere $1000. That’s right, for just $1000 this bumper could be yours. If you are in the market for such an item I also know of a bridge across the Thames that is for sale at a very reasonable price.

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MyMac Podcast 589: Ch-Ch-Changes

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Well we lost some good people last week namely David Bowie and Alan Rickman but we don’t give in to being Under Pressure and turn to page 394. Sorry do podcast 589 anyway. Guy talks a bit about the Remix Mini he got last week and Gaz talks about trying to return his broken one. A few short topics in the middle section and we call it a show.

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MyMac Podcast 587: The Worst of Apple in 2015

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Don’t you just get tired of those “Best of” shows? Well the GMen decide to turn that around and instead talk about the worst from Apple in 2015. Boy, talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

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Guy’s App Pick: Templates for Pages by Nobody $4.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Piano Tiles 2 (Don’t Tap The White Tile 2) Free some in App purchases but so far we haven’t needed them.
People’s Pick: Erick Diaz Not so much a pick, but a tip for those who have the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. Inside any app, including the phone app while in a call, if you Force Touch the left side of the phone, and slide to the right, it invokes the app switcher. If Apple can, as I’ve seen in some patents, integrate the Touch ID sensor to the screen, the home button might be a thing of the past. Cool feature that I found today. Keep up the…whatever it is you call this thing you do.

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MyMac Podcast 586: Don’t keep the Keeper

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So the holidays are upon us and how better to celebrate than an extra long podcast with crackly bits courtesy probably from Skype! Even though we said we wouldn’t. Fortunately we can blame Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast who joined the GMen this week. They talk about Star Wars (of course) that Karl and Gaz has seen and Guy hasn’t. Also some stuff about malware and programs that might seem legit but probably aren’t. Ho-ho-ho!

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Guy’s App Pick: Malwarebytes Antimalware free!
Gaz’s App Pick: Apples Notes App it’s great.
Mac Notes Tips
IOS Notes tips
Karl’s App Pick:
Modern Combat 5 for Apple TV. Nimbus controller
People’s Pick: (586) Troy Muller: Just checking this one out at the moment to see if it’s useful. It unlocks my MacBook using the touchID on my iPhone 6, and locks it if I walk away from it automatically…. Currently Free :-)

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Dealing with Pop-ups:
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MyMac Podcast 585: WE ARE GMEN

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Well we finally get the whole 300th episode since Guy and Gaz took over blah, blah, blah so no more about that. Just in time to start hyping the 600th episode of the podcast so, yeah. Guy gets a new mixer, but don’t get too used to it, Gaz gets a new iMac, you can get used to that, Guy finally gets his iPad Pro…unless it’s just some clever mirage, but it’s Guy so he wouldn’t admit it anyway. The GMen eventually get around to 300, in a fashion, and lots of the stuff you listen to this show for. We apologize in advance.

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MyMac Podcast 584-5: TheMacMommy is Angry

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Gaz has some family stuff going on and couldn’t make it this week, so Melissa Davis TheMacMommy agrees to subject herself to the terrors of doing a podcast with Guy. Still no iPad Pro for Guy since apparently AT&T wants to punish him because he’s, well Guy and because they can. Melissa is mad at Paula Poundstone because Paula thinks she knows something about tech (no), education (GOD no), and raising children (PLEASE GOD NO!). She also deploys a BILLON iPads (Melissa no Paula) which is probably closer to 28 than a billion. The 300th show will happen next week or whenever.

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Guy’s App Pick: 1000 Miles by Emma Whan. Free with one in app purchase to fully unlock the game. If you’re a fan of the French card game Miles Borne you’ll enjoy this simple rendition.
Melissa’s App Pick: Recolor (so hard to pick just one) I also want to mention Grocery Gadget and Jigsaw Collection HD on iPad but I’ll save those for another time or maybe talk about them on a rant about responsible and beneficial tech use.

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MyMac Podcast 584: Must see AppleTV

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So WOULD Apple buy the rights to NFL games on Thursday nights and make them exclusive to the AppleTV? Guy and Gaz talk about this and other examples of how exclusive content has been used to entice people to buy hardware or services. That and all the usual nonsense that you’re used to hearing and for that they’re sorry.

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Gaz has now turned SIPS back on as I’m using the Beta version of Default Folder.
Someone using the Pencil
Guy’s App Pick: Air Madness by Fluik Entertainment. 99 cents on the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: Power Photo’s I had the original iPhoto Library manager and that was a really useful application, well Fat Cat’s newest incarnation Power Photo’s if you want to buy it now it’s $29.95 or it now costs $14.95 as an upgrade from the original IPLM when it first came out it was only really useful to import iPhoto libries but the app has moved on a bit now, and it can now merge Photo’s libraries, useful if you don’t subscribe to iCloud merging and use multiple machines, there are plenty of other features you can use, want to learn more? Go and download the trial version.

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MyMac Podcast 583: Unlife

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The GMen have decided to start making a concentred effort to reduce the length of the shows. Naturally this means that THIS one turned out extra long. Guy buys an iPad Pro and a fun interview with Zack Turner, artist and co-creator of the Unlife webcomic rounds out this weeks shenanigans.

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Unlife web comic.
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http://www.wacom.com/en-es/products/pen-displays/cintiq-22-hd
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MyMac Podcast 582: To ATV or not to ATV

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Gaz is more than happy to let Guy be the guinea pig for the new AppleTV but as it turns out Guy really likes it. Not as much as SOME people (ahem Karl ahem), but it does a lot of what was expected and then some. Is it perfect? Nope, lot’s of room for improvement, but after some updates this could be the device that most people would want. Guy also gets a new cat and is still waiting impatiently for the iPad Pro. Gaz will check that off his list in Notes.

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Petition Link
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Guy’s App Pick: Duplicate Detective by FIPLAB $2.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Shutta for extracting images from the video on your IOS device, was actually shown on a recent Screencasts Online IOS episode, it’s FREE
People’s Pick: Allister Jenks A hackable text editor for the 21st Century. At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.

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MyMac Podcast 581: Cut the Cord

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It’s ALL about the AppleTV and where content viewership is heading. The GMen don’t really agree and it probably stems from having two very different viewpoints on just what TV really means being Gaz is from the UK and Guy is from the US. This makes for a lively conversation with bits and pieces or other opinions thrown in just for good measure. Plus singing pumpkins. Yes that’s right.

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Guy’s App Pick: Another content pick instead of an app. The Godzilla soundtrack. No, not the 2014 Godzilla, but the really awful 1998 one with Matthew Broderick. The movie was terrible, but the soundtrack has some great stuff on it from the Foo Fighters, Ben Folds, Green Day, Rage against the Machine, and my favorite with is Come with Me by Puff Daddy which is a remake of Kashmir by Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page on guitar.
Gaz’s App Pick: Intensify from Macphun

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MyMac Podcast 580: Secrets and Lies

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Guy hosed his iTunes Library trying to move over to his new (old) iPhone 6 Plus and he’s still paying for that blunder with lengthy downloads from Apple. Gaz was busy too with lots of family stuff but they managed to squeeze in the time for a podcast. The iPod turns 14, but good luck finding where to buy it on Apple’s Store site. They finally get down to business and talk about the US Department of Justice wanting Apple to decrypt data on their iPhones and Apple says NO!

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Guy’s App Pick: Flat Out 2 by Virtual Programming. $3.99 at the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: Waze but with a caveat

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MyMac Podcast 579: 4/5K nu HDMI

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So Apple has this new stuff just released and the GMen have a rock solid, no holds bared, pedal to the metal, kind of nearly great (but not so much) opinion on all of it. They also talk about Bing Russell and Mary Poppins songs so there’s THAT to consider. Guy is a little off the rails for this one and Gaz tries his best to steady the ship, but the iceberg of Lunacy is never too far away. If you think the title makes no sense, wait till you hear the rest of the show.

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Battered Bastards of Baseball
Bing Russell’s Portland Baseball team that Gaz and Guy yammered about
Step in Time Lyrics
Guy’s App Pick: Pages for the Mac and iCloud $19.99 at the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: Hocus £0.79

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MyMac Podcast 578: All Together Now!

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Guy’s setup is back to hardware and everything seems great! Which naturally means that Gaz’s setup is about to go all to hell…which it did. They kept going though and had a quick snap at Elon Musk, why they love and hate El Cap, would Apple ever combine OS X and iOS ala Windows 8, and just the general hijinks and tomfoolery for which they are known for.

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Guy’s App Pick: Stephen Tobolowsky’s movie “The Primary Instinct” is fantastic! $9.99 in iTunes.
Gaz’s App Pick: Now I’m happy to recommend Photo’s from Apple. I was looking forward to it when it came out and was slightly disappointed but now with the El Captain Kirk updates I’m loving it as much if not more than iPhoto.

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MyMac Podcast 577: Apple and your private parts

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Everything that could go wrong with audio and computers today…went wrong with audio and computers today. But Gaz and Guy still managed to get out a podcast no matter how hard updating an OS made it. They also talk about what privacy currently means to Apple and how they seem to be really good at monetizing it.

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http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/update-notes-for-the-latest-version-of-osx
Gaz’s Photo
http://www.stoplightnetwork.com

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Guy’s App Pick: Audio Converter Pro from Geraniumsoft $6.99
Gaz’s App Pick: 0.79£ 0.99$ Crystal

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MyMac Podcast 576: So…two iPhones walk into a bar

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So many wonderful things we COULD have talked about…but didn’t. Instead we get a potpourri of odd things that struck the GMen as worth talking about, so there’s that. Gaz gets paid for a photo, Guy finishes up his latest tech projects, and for some reason they talk about a Windows Phone. What the heck?

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Guy’s App Pick: Half-Life 2 from Steam. $9.99
Gaz’s App Pick: ActionSwing Jump from a swing timely and land on a SAFE platform! Tap the screen anywhere to jump.

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MyMac Podcast 575: iOS 9…Vuja De?

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iOS 9 is here! Woo! Let the whining and complaining begin! Yes, it caused some problems for some people as pretty much any release of any major operating system will, but over all it seemed to go much smoother than iOS 8 did. We have feedback that tells us we laugh too much so of course we laughed a lot.

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Guy’s App Pick: Handbrake by Handbrake! FREE!
Gaz’s App Pick: Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on early Apple systems, Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, speakers, cameras, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Wi-Fi products, Newton, iOS, Mac OS, and OS X versions.
People’s Pick: From Seranak Assassin indulge Your Creativity with an Abundance of Royalty-Free Typefaces
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MyMac Podcast 574: Apple event? What Apple event?

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So that big thing happened that everyone is talking about except the GMen…except when they’re talking about it. Guy’s birthday happens and as a gift to himself he’s going to get an iPad Pro which would REALLY put the lead in his pencil but he’s not getting one, a pencil that is. Overflowing toilets and a love for the Queen of England tops out the episode. Which means it’s going to be odd.

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Guy’s App Pick: Apple’s Screen Sharing app. Easy to set up and keep track of any Mac on your local network.
Gaz’s App Pick: Trials Frontier, riding a trials bike in cowboy country :) It’s morning in America say Ronald Reagan

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