MyMac Podcast 571: Don’t you just HATE rumor shows?

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Gaz and Guy are back together and end up with a really long show filled with rumor nonsense. Which turns out to be a regular show with them talking about rumors. Also, Pennsylvania hijinks, pressure washers, typical mostly already known UK sayings, and links to videos of stupid people being arrested for being stupid in cars! Thankfully Guy and Gaz are rarely in a car together so they’ll probably be back next week.

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No significant ones this week
Other stuff:
Guy’s App Pick: Not an app pick but a funny video of people feeling entitled and getting arrested for it.
Gaz’s App Pick: Pocket. Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite. If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer. You don’t even need an Internet connection.
People’s Pick: Joshua Martinez
Skinomi TechSkin for  Watch

Hay MyMac Podcast peeps! I wanted to share with a product that I am enjoying after getting my  Watch face repaired, Skinomi TechSkin. So far I have had one on my 42mm Sport for about a month now and it keeps scratches off the face of the watch. Amazon has a some pretty good deals on them for a six pack.

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MyMac Podcast 570: Security, what is it good for?

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Gaz is here and Guy is not. They really need to get their schedules straight. Fortunately Gaz connived…I mean convinced Bart Busschots from the Let’s Talk Apple and Let’s talk Photography podcasts also part of the Stoplight Network (see what I did there?) to come on and talk about something near and dear to Bart’s heart even if it sometimes makes him cranky. Which is Security…c’mon it’s in the show title for gosh sake!

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Let’s talk Apple
Let’s Talk Photography

Other stuff:
Guy’s App Pick: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
Gaz’s App Pick: SNAPHEAL currently (but be quick) on offer photo image correction software from MacPhun. There is a summer deal to get a load of Macphun software but not sure it will still be live when your hear this so sad face f it isn’t.
Bart’s Thingy:
People’s Pick: Status Board Peoples Pick from Michael Cassell
Panic’s Status Board has gone “free” with the new version. The basic config is probably all that most users need but you can upgrade to full functionality via in-app purchase if desired.
Allister Jenks said
I had version 1 so got all the panel types for free. It’s a nice upgrade.

MyMac Podcast 569: Fixing iTunes, well sorta

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Gaz is back and while this COULD mean all is right with the world, it’s the GMen who are rarely right…with the world. They talk about Gaz’s walks with the missus, Guy’s weird Gettysburg weekend and so much more! Plus they talk to a lot of different people most of which don’t actually exist. This is another long show but so worth it.

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Guy’s App Pick: Audio Converter Pro $6.99 on the Mac App Store. AWESOME audio converter from one format to another. Many options and the program will put them where you tell it to including your iTunes Music Library.
Gaz’s App Pick: Giving a RAW image manipulator
People’s Pick: Allister Jenks People’s tip. Continue reading

MyMac Podcast 568: What are Old Macs good for?

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Still no Gaz and Guy is getting weird. OK, he was already weird so no points for that, but Dave Hamilton from the Mac Geek Gab agrees to be on the podcast maybe without realizing just what that means. They have a long discussion about lots of things with tangents flying everywhere but eventually get back on track to talk about what to do with those Macs you might have lying around the house.

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https://mypodcastreviews.com
Other stuff:
Guy’s App Pick: Acorn a cool image editor
Gaz’s App Pick: Gaz is walking so stop asking for a app pick!
Dave’s App Pick: MOS Organizer $20 for white or black plastic/$40 for the aluminum model

MyMac Podcast 567: Bad Press

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Gaz is off walk-about so Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast joins Guy to keep the UK perspective going. Guy is supposed to keep Karl from Ranting, but nobody seems to be able to stop Guy from doing the same as they discuss the typical coverage for Apple news in the world today.

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Examples of Bad Press
bloomberg.com
nytimes.com

Other stuff:
Guy’s App Pick: Original Call of Duty from the Mac App Store. $20 is a little expensive for a game this old but it’s still pretty solid.
Gaz’s App Pick: Gaz is walking so stop asking for a app pick!
Karl’s App Pick: Opinion Podcasts – Record, Edit & Share

MyMac Podcast 566: Apple Music Demystified

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The GMen answer every single question you might have about Apple Music. Or at least every question you might think they could answer, so your confusion may still remain after listening. No matter, a fun packed show that you’ll be sorry it’s over, or maybe begun, but only you as a listener can answer THAT question.

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http://www.malpastowers.com/blog/
Finder Tag links:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202754
http://www.maclife.com/
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MyMac Podcast 565: Do iPods still make sense?

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Gaz and Guy are back in studio (on two different continents but in studio) and have a lot to talk about. Like car races, past tech conferences, using binoculars to take pictures with phones, and some Apple tech stuff which works out well since that’s what they’re supposed to talk about anyway. With phones now so ingrained in our lives and performing multifunctional roles, does it matter much when Apple releases new music players? That’s the main topic for the GMen this week.

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Gaz’s Pics (mostly clean)
Phone mount for binoculars
Fixing that pesky duplicate name problem in the Finder
Guy’s App Pick: Quip. Free from the Mac App Store and online
Gaz’s App Pick:Downcast $2.99

MyMac Podcast 564: Where are the Pros from Dover

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Gaz is out this episode watching cars go really fast so Guy brings in Gary “Dr. Dream” Apter, a long time listener to the MyMac Podcast and many others. They talk a bit more about the events in Chicago, what they did in tech recently, and then a bit about whether Apple seems to be ignoring Pro users and why. Also why does iTunes and iOS devices not agree on how much storage is available. Gary thinks it’s a potentially serious problem and Guy seems confused. Well no change there.

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Guy’s App Pick: Zombieville USA by Mika Mobile. .99 cents in the iOS app store. Side scroller with varied weapons and characters. You never really win, it’s pretty much see how far you can get before being chomped for the last time.
Gaz’s App Pick: Cars are racing! Don’t bother me about app picks!
Gary’s App Pick: GasBuddy app for iOS Offers reports on fuel prices. Sort by local or some location you might be traveling to. I used this on my trip to Mac Stock. A quick look and I could see the going rates wherever I was. I’ve also set my ‘favorites’ for when I’m home.

MyMac Podcast 563: LIVE! From Barry’s House

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Faucets! BBQ! Kittehs! The after party from Barry Fulk’s house from Macstock 2015 was amazing! So many people there and even severe thunderstorms and heavy rain couldn’t dampen (see what I did there?) people’s spirits. The GMen have a talk with lots of people and a particularly long conversation with Pilot Pete from the awesome Mac Geek Gab and then they not only lose control of the show, they weren’t even there! Big thanks to Barry and his wife Bobbi for allowing the whole gang in. I’m sure Barry will pay and pay dearly for all this.

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Mac BBQ:
Midwest Mac BBQ GoFundMe link

MyMac Podcast 562: LIVE! From Macstock 2015

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A historical event! Or maybe hysterical. Guy and Gaz do a podcast together…uh…together for the very first time at Macstock 2015. A few guests, a lot of laughs, and frankly it’s just the beginning as next week’s show will be from the Midwest Mac BBQ which was completely off the hook! Or whatever the kids say now.

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For Mac Eyes Only Podcast:
Macstock Conference and Expo:
Mac BBQ:
Midwest Mac BBQ GoFundMe link

Guy’s App Pick: No pic this week
Gaz’s App Pick: No pic here either

MyMac Podcast 561: It’s no WWDCCCZZZCCC

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No Guy as he’s off in Florida doing things a man his age should know better than doing. Gaz carries on with James Turner (of woodpad.co.uk fame) and they talk about the just past WWDC (yawn!) and James Turner’s setup.

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Midwest Mac BBQ GoFundMe link

Guy’s App Pick: The fact that he isn’t here should be enough :)
Gaz’s App Pick: Actually the Maps app on my phone helped us out several times and the more I use it the more I find it as good as any other mapping app I’ve used.
Jame’s App Pick: Livescribe+  (works with iPhone 4S, iPad 3 and higher) App is free, pen is £129 on Amazon uk (I got mine for under £110).

MyMac Podcast 560: Wandom Wooties Dwibble Cocktails

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OK a silly title for a silly show. However if you think about how that title MAY fit in with a event that could be taking place (or may have already taken place by the time you hear this) then it all makes sense! Well, not really but the GMen talk about about the upcoming (to them) WWDC, the Macstock Expo, the Midwest Mac BBQ, and so much more.

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Guy’s App Pick: A TOTAL cheat but I’m picking Keynote by Apple. $19.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Online Ordnance Survey Mapping UK Users only. (Well any relevance anyway) 1 month subscription £7.99, 3 month £15.95 12 month £19.99 or auto renew subscription £17.95 per year.
People’s Pick: Allister Jenks AeroWeather Pro by Lakehorn AG
As an aviation enthusiast Allister loves many things about this app, but if you live near an airport this app (the pro version) offers a really good Today widget to show current weather conditions.
Note, not all airports publish their info so your mileage may vary, but the USA and UK seem well represented. If anyone wants to know if their local is represented, just ask and he will look it up.

MyMac Podcast 559: Sir Jonny’s now a Chief

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Jonny Ive is a chef at Apple! Wait, not chef…Chief! There it is. He’s Chief Design Officer with all the new responsibilities that come with that long distinguished office! Well, hasn’t been around THAT long, and he’s still doing pretty much what he was doing before so what’s up with that? The Gmen break it down and promise to fix it later. The Macstock Expo is on the way and get $10 off the already silly price of $69 with this code, MyMac10Off and send Guy an email for the chance to win a free Expo pass!

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Macstock Conference and Expo
Mac BBQ
Guy’s App Pick: Backgammon from GrowlyBird Software. FREE!
Gaz’s App Pick: Chemist by THIX £3.99 $4.99
People’s Pick: From Serenak, less pick, more “could be good” – iPhoto replacement that looks very good and several others and all free

MyMac Podcast 557: It’s a short one

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Gaz is feeling right! Guy is, well, Guy so we all know how that usually works out. They have a great second section topic is which they talk about whether or not Apple doesn’t seem all that concerned about their high-end users. The Macstock Expo is on the way and get $10 off the already silly price of $69 with this code, MyMac10Off

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Guy’s App Pick: Podtrans by imobie. Need to transfer a lot of content from an iPod or iPhone that you don’t have synced through iTunes? Podtrans works easily and is free for just transferring stuff. Need more functionaility? There’s a pro version that also does conversion and a few other tricks
Gaz’s App Pick: With the usual caveats that come along with an Angry Birds title I’ve found myself playing the series again, but one that I didn’t have was Angry Birds Star Wars II

MyMac Podcast 556: Macstock 2015

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Because we haven’t talked about it enough, Gaz and Guy devote the entire second section of the show to the Macstock Conference and Expo which is taking place on June 20th in Woodstock, Illinois. This is followed by them also talking about the Midwest Mac BBQ taking place on the same day. They MUST be sick or something. Hang on a moment…they were! However in a moment of lucidity, they’ve included a great recording of Gaz’s daughter Sarah singing at the end of the show.

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Guy’s App Pick: itubedownloader from Alpha Software. Download quickly and easily any YouTube video with this app. $4.99
Gaz’s App Pick: Radiation Island: Not one of the best Survival sims you’ll find and I think this has been transferred from a version on the iPad, graphics could do with a tweak but overall I’m had fun playing this one, 2.99$ or 2.29£

 

MyMac Podcast 555: iLife 15

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LOT’S of links this week because Gaz and Guy are talking about the NEW iLife 15 or would if it actually existed. It doesn’t, but they talk about programs that you can use that does most of the same stuff and in some cases even more. Guy almost lets his Drobo get the better of him (like that’s really hard) and Gaz is about ready to kill whoever signed off on the Photos app. Well, perhaps maim a little bit.

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Macstock Conference and Expo:
Mac BBQ:
iLife-like apps: Must be easy to use, under $100, not in beta
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MyMac Podcast 554: BIG news

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Gaz and Guy are back this week with special guest Mike Potter of the For Mac Eyes Only Podcast. They’re all about the upcoming Macstock Conference and Expo on June 20th in Woodstock, Illinois. Guy has a presentation scheduled and for the first time ever, Gaz and Guy will meet and do a podcast from the conference!

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Guy’s App Pick : Extraction from Chillingo $2.99 with in app purchases for those not patient enough to work through the game.
Gaz’s Pick:  Free, simple and life-saving. Know what to do in an emergency with the British Red Cross’ official first aid app. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, it’s never been easier to know first aid.

MyMac Podcast 553: Just a Quick One

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No Gaz this week as he deals with some family stuff (don;t worry, he’s OK), but Guy is joined by Peter Bird of the Deeper Look Podcast and they have a nice chat about why Guy is SO tired, WWDC,your thoughts, and feedback! So much cool stuff that it couldn’t be contained! Well, it was and all within this show

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Resolving Finder Problems in OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite | OSXDaily
In case you get this bug too.
Mac BBQ
Guy’s App Pick : Easy Envelope from Ambrosia Software $9.99
Peter Bird’s App Pick: Photos for OSX Free with 10.10.3 Peter78@twitter

MyMac Podcast 552: A million Apple Servers screamed, and then were silent

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Remember how last week it was a short show? This week, not so much. Guy really likes Photos from OS X 10.10.3, but Gaz hasn’t yet pulled the trigger. But Gaz HAS seen an Apple Watch and Guy hasn’t which makes him a jealous boy. They also talk about the Star Wars movies now in iTunes, MacBooks, and how PC sales seem to keep falling as Mac sales go up. Weird.

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Mac BBQ: http://www.midwestmacbbq.com
Guy’s App Pick : Tomb Raider by Feral Interactive. $39.99 on the Mac App Store though I picked it up for half price during a special.
Gaz’s Pick: Accountz £39.00
People’s Pick: Allister Jenks: Oh, and no people’s pick? I don’t recall hearing my mention of MindNode.