MyMac Podcast 634: It’s three weeks to Christmas

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Will Santa put Tim and Jony on his naughty list for not delivering more Apple stuff? The GMen hope so because it’s so lonely for them at the top of that list. A cornucopia of articles from MyMac that they butcher first won’t help them get off that and neither will all the different stories they talk about later. Next week is their 350th episode so not much time left to say why you listen!

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Guy’s Pick: Loopback and Audio Hijack 3 bundle by Rogue Amoeba $125 https://rogueamoeba.com/ You have to go to the Purchase page to find it. That’s $25 off from purchasing both.

Gaz’s Pick: This one’s just plain different.
I heard it on the Security Now Podcast it’s free it’s different it’s ere well go take a look
http://www.properbostin.com/traption_bakery/

People’s Pick: Warren Sklar from the Mac to the Future FaceBook page says My app pick of the week is Spark email clients for MacOS and iOS. Just say it’s from Nohm Jemo. https://sparkmailapp.com

MyMac Podcast 633: Airport Alternative Black Friday Christmas Trees

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A long title for a short(ish) show. Apple may stop making routers, Jony Ive make a forrest in a hotel, crappy Apple deals, and Frankenstein loves Christmas! How can two men make a show out of such diverse topics? They really don’t know either, and one of them seems lacking in brains. Or claims that anyway

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Guy’s Pick: Those nostalgic for alternative live Batman movies should check out the Batman serials from the 1940’s now on DVD available from Amazon. Goofy fun!
Gaz’s Pick: I pinched this pick and am trying out this weekend DashCam™ this turns your iPhone into a Dashcam for your car. It’s free and no knapp purchases (as far as I can see)

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MyMac Podcast 632: DongleGate

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Just when you thought it was safe to listen to podcasts again, Gaz and Guy get back together. Oh Em Gee, where to start with this show. They talk about dongles, Sal Soghoian’s departure from Apple, lack of a pro focus with latest releases, iPhone 6 flickering and freezing issues, that bloody book, and why Mrs. G can’t get apps working out of the dock.

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Guy’s Pick: SimCity 4 Deluxe on the Mac App Store.
Gaz’s Pick: Sea Quest, a game to help research on er, no I shouldn’t joke research on Dementia

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MyMac Podcast 631: Dodgy Slot Car Guy

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We promised or maybe threatened that we would get back to this story and so we have. On an otherwise slow week where talking about the Touchbar…AGAIN would just be boring, Gaz and Guy instead talk about UK Real Estate, dead people on Facebook, and used iPhones. Because we can

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Guy’s Pick: Ed Isen’s book, “This is the Light Side” .99
Gaz’s Pick: The Trail
People’s Pick: Clive Hammett Want a camera on your Apple watch, check this out. CMRA Combination camera and watch band

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MyMac Podcast 630: Tech is HARD!

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Guy has a football game to go to (that American version of it anyway), so the GMen couldn’t find a way to match up the schedule. Fortunately Mark Chappell of the Essential Apple Podcast (http://www.essentialapple.com) jumped in to keep that UK/US mix happening and of course the show went completely off the rails AND went really long AND doesn’t have a 3rd section OR after show. Most of it is centered on a conversation in G+. How did that happen?

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Guy’s App Pick: None this week
Gaz’s App Pick: Nope
Mark’s App Pick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3088p0rbtU

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MyMac Podcast 629: Distinctly Disappointed

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What if they had an Apple event and nobody liked it? Well that’s not fair as there were claps aplenty during the event and even the Men are split over whether or not it was a decent event. Gaz thought it was fine, but Guy was not a happy bunny. Somehow or another even Steve Jobs chimes in…sure he did.

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Guy’s App Pick: Air Madness Challenge by Fluik for iOS. Fun little free game with in-app purchases for additional runways.
Gaz’s App Pick: Waze woohoo

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MyMac Podcast 628: Completely Unannounced Car Cancelled

What do you call rumors of a project never announced or confirmed being unofficially cancelled? A funny topic to be thoroughly explored (revoked and denied) by the GMen. Australian banks are all mad at Apple except for the one making lots of money off ApplePay, Samsung on fire jokes, a Drobo gets expanded, email gets fixed, a phone gets replaced, and apparently some new Macs will be out soon. However it isn’t confirmed and the GMen hate rumors…usually

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Guy’s App Pick: Hasbro’s Risk iOS app. FREE. Some in-app purchases but you can play solo or online. Some in app purchases for additional maps and such.

Gaz’s App Pick: Well I can’t say too much about this App but I’ve just seen it on Screencasts only and if you want to do multi video recording using IOS devices and Mac’s and integrate them cross fade well all sorts of clever stuff then go over and take a look at this App. It costs $4.99 in the US and there is a free app for use on your Mac. There is a pro extension which costs $2.99 and for this cost this is a great feature App

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MyMac Podcast 627: Taking Stock

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Lots of little things that Apple seems to be doing wrong. Nothing major, but it’s enough to show there could be a problem. Guy and Gaz take a break from praising to wondering what the heck is going on? Also because there was no after show last week, this week it’s probably too long. Oh well.

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Guy’s App Pick: Also not an App pick but something amazing! Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Gaz’s App Pick: Not an app pick but something I posted on Twitter, it’s a live (well almost live) of where the wind is currently blowing the strongest on the planet, I just found it cool 🙂

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MyMac Podcast 626: Future Apple

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Gaz and Guy wax poetically about the future of Apple hardware and probably have it all wrong. This has never stopped them in the past so why should this show be any different? Guy also has audio volume issues and is not happy, but again why should this show be any different?

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Guy’s App Pick: Movie Edit Pro in the Mac App Store. $19.99.
Gaz’s App Pick: Well as I’ve hinted that we are looking at a possible house home I’ve been looking at Floor planning software
I think that the best I found for value and will do what we are looking for is
Live Home 3D $19.99 in the US store and £14.99 in the UK with 1 add on package for extra items which I haven’t looked at getting yet at $9.99 or £7.99
There is a Pro version which allows more floors and extras ways to make the planning of a building easier but I don’t need that.

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MyMac Podcast 625: Hurricane Apple

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What do USB-C, Lightning Connectors, unnamed ARM processors, LuLu, the Archies, Siri speaking, and general tomfoolery have to do with each other? As it turns out, they’re all on this podcast. Doesn’t necessarily make sense, but it IS Guy and Gaz.

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Guy’s App Pick: Sandvox by Karelia software.  $79.00
Gaz’s App Pick: Loving the sharing capability and collaboration in (iWork) apps, and I’m using iCloud to share many docs amongst my devices, I just wish they’d sort my damn photos out 😉

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MyMac Podcast 624: Looking for Problems

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More like looking for topics. Gaz and Guy have a great time talking about some of the problems they’ve had with the latest releases of iOS and macOS. But it still does down to SIMBL the White Lion errors. Oh and for the last time, Gaz did NOT release those Pippa Middleton pics so bug off!

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Guy’s App Pick: Handbreak a free video transcoder that works with multiple operating systems, will rip nearly any DVD that you legally own and is free. Sure, may be something out there better, but chances are it won’t be free.
Gaz’s App Pick: Arc Light
People’s Pick: Allister Jenks If I may be so bold (and cheeky), as to offer my own app for People’s Pick…I’ve been using it every night for a long time (I’m not the fastest developer in the world).Disclaimer: I wrote this app, and it costs real money (though not a lot really).

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MyMac Podcast 623: iOmess 10

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High School reunions and other insanity! New phone for Gaz, lot’s of feedback, and a discussion about iOS 10 and a tale of woe with a happy ending.

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Guy’s App Pick: Acorn 5, the little photo editor and graphics program that could, keeps chugging away at version 5. New text circle tools and other additions makes this the perfect non-subscription based tool there is. Just $14.99 currently off from the regular price of about $30. If you don’t need all the complexity of other photo editing programs, Acorn is probably just what you’re looking for.
Gaz’s App Pick: iMessage 🙂

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MyMac Podcast 622: Once more into the Breach

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So there was this Apple event that Gaz and Guy feel obligated to talk about. Guy goes full Sierra, Gaz has his first game, and we all learn about Squirkles. Lots of feedback, an iTunes review and (GASP!) a Skype phone call.

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Guy’s App Pick: Tracktion 5 free.
Gaz’s App Pick: INKS £1.49

People’s Pick: Gary Apter writing from email recommends Noizio by Kyrylo Kovalin! $4.99 from the Mac App Store. Noizio is an app that will drown out the noise of the street and allow you to concentrate on the work at hand, increasing your productivity. On the other hand, it can also set the mood for a romantic evening or lull you to sleep, ensuring that you will dream soundly all night long. An ambient sound equalizer app for creating a mixture of ambient sounds available for Mac OS X.

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MyMac Podcast 621: What’s Old is New Again

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Gaza is back but about 3 seconds slower than usual. After taking a day off to wait for his ISP to get their heads out of their posterior, they talk a bit about the upcoming Apple event and whether or not an old Mac may fit your life better than a new one.

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Guy’s App Pick: Macs don’t get viruses right? Probably, but we can get malware and other pesky bits that can be annoying and dangerous. So what to do? Well, Malwarebytes for the Mac can help with that. It’s fast, free, doesn’t run all the time eating up resources and seems to do just what it says. Remember though as I said, it doesn’t run all the time which means you have to initiate it.
Gaz’s App Pick:  $4.95 single-user license $9.95 family pack AudioBookBuilder
People’s Pick: Nicholas Riley WEQ4U – a UK centric iPhone app that does what it says on the tin!

You use the app to ring call centres (usually 0345 numbers) and once you are put on hold you dial 9* and WEQ4U rings off. You leave the app open which re-establishes a connection once an agent answers your call. The display shows how long you are queuing and tells you it is connecting you by changing the display.

Best of all – you are only using your normal phone allowance and not paying a premium rate to whoever you are calling.

Best app I’ve downloaded in ages

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MyMac Podcast 620: Why all the delay?

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Gaz is off doing stuff, so Guy bribed…coerced…threatened…invited (yeah that’s the word) Karl Madden and Mark Chappell from the Essential Mac and Mac and Forth podcasts to come on. Just so he wouldn’t feel UK deprived you know. The main topic being why Apple has held off on updated Macs for so long and various conspiracies behind it. Most of which is probably not true…probably.\

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Guy’s App Pick: Swift Publishr by Belight software on the Mac App Store.
Karl’s App Pick: Canary All-In-One Security + App
Mark’s App Pick: Magnet. I’ve no i idea what it does or where it is but it does have a particular skill set.

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MyMac Podcast 619: Google Lost Stuff

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Gaz and Guy talk a bit about Google’s lost projects and apps, Samoan/Fiji Rugby, back to school stuff, and storage sheds. Yes it’s been one of THOSE weeks.

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Guy’s App Pick: PinballHD by Gameprom. Free and comes with a free to play pinball table. Other tables you can sample, but yes you’ll have to buy them if you want to play them. Good physics and graphics and fun!
Gaz’s App Pick: iCloud and the document sharing saving capability.

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MyMac Podcast 618: Awwwwdio

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Victor Cajiao whose name gives Guy fits, joins the GMen to talk about audio. Hi end to low cost, there’s a little something for everyone here. Check out his podcast, the Terratech, which is all about tech that goes from mastering audio to how to grill meat!

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Guy’s App Pick: Little Broken Robots by Dragon Army. Free with a one-time in app purchase of $2.99 to completely unlock the game. Ever have one of those days when all you really wanted to do was fix robots that were sad, low on power, frozen, or thought they were pirates? Sure you have. Little Broken Robots will fill that void with easy to understand game play and puzzles that while challenging are not impossible to solve. The perfect game for that 10 minutes you’re stuck in line somewhere.
Gaz’s App Pick: Postcard Apps lots to choose from I used one called Inkly

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MyMac Podcast 617: Service with a Smile

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So after the iPhone, what do you think is the number two money generator for Apple? Macs? iPads? The Apple Watch (yeah right!). Nope, believe it not, it’s Apple’s services including iTunes, iCloud, and many others. The Gmen explore this a bit before losing track of what it was they were talking about.

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Guy’s App Pick: AUM Audio Mixer from Kymatica $18.99 from the iOS App Store. If you do a lot of audio on your iOS devices, then this is an app you should probably use. Compatible with Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, and many other audio related programs, AUM takes them all and routes them where you want them. Kind of like Audio Hijack on the Mac, but to be honest incapable of all that app can do because of Apple’s iOS limitations. Also does not work with Skype which is unfortunate.
Gaz’s App Pick: Two picks ones and App and one’s a USB Desk Fan.

Smash Hit a game where you throw Ball Bearings at objects to complete the course. Quite addictive and FREE to try but I soon unlocked the premium version with an in App purchase of £1.49, which is how it should be 🙂

The desk fan has 2 speeds the lower speed pushes enough of a breeze across you and is pretty quiet, not silent but not bad.

There are in App purchases for more backing tracks @ 0.79p each there is also a Classic version at £1.49 Version I haven’t checked that one out yet though. Standard (with In App purchases) Classic Version

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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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