MyMac Podcast 812: Virtually Attending

Is a conference that no one can physically attend still a conference. As it turns out, yes it can be with the right planning. Mike Potter from the For Mac Eyes Only podcast and organizer since the beginning in 2015 of the Macstock Conference and Expo Joins the GMen as they discuss everything that went right (and the virtually zero things that went wrong) from Virtual Macstock 2020.

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Guy’s Pick: DualX Dual USB Charger for Car and Homed by RapidX $14-15
For use with standard car power outlets or US Spec wall plugs. Two 2.4A

Gaz’s Pick: iPhone SE

Mike’s Pick: Mee M6 Pro In Ear Monitors $40

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MyMac Podcast 811: Aliens Hack Skype

Weirdness all the way around on this show as Guy is challenged to record a podcast in a virtual room with lots of other people talking that has little to nothing to do with the podcast. So he does succeed…kinda, but there’s some echo and other bizarre happenings. Hey it was the Virtual Macstock Conference and Expo so why wouldn’t it be weird?

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Guy’s Pick: Behringer SB 78A handheld condenser microphone. $45 with tax. Amazing sounding microphone for the money. Remember that it does use XLR as a connection so you’ll need a mixer or audio interface with USB or Thunderbolt that also supplies 48V phantom power to use it with your computer

Gaz’s Pick:
iPhone 11 for taking pictures of pictures!

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MyMac Podcast 809: Gaz’s Snippets

No Guy this week as he may (or may not) be moving furniture and heavy boxes for his son (also named Guy…because imagination and all that) but there is STILL a show as Gaz reaches deep into the depths of his soul for yes, Gaz’s Snippets. C’mon it’s right in the title for Zod’s sake.

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Guy’s Pick: Newp

Gaz’s Pick: Newp Newp

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MyMac Podcast 808: The Mac is a thing (again)

After years of (some would say) neglect, the Mac is once again first and foremost in the minds of Apple! Well maybe not first, but no longer an afterthought

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Guy’s Pick: Behringer SB 78A Condensor Microphone $44 s

Gaz’s Pick: The Levelator

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MyMac Podcast 807: Don’t buy a Mac

The thing Guy said would happen and then said wouldn’t happen happened catching no one (except Guy) by surprise. So Intel Macs are going out and Silicone Macs are coming in. Probably not the best time to buy a Mac…or that’s what Guy thinks and his track record is SPOTLESS! Meanwhile Gaz shakes his head in disbelief.

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Guy’s Pick: Tweetdeck by Twitter. Free

Gaz’s Pick: Sennheiser 480 HD I’ve had mine for 20 years plus

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MyMac Podcast 806: 14630.4 Years

Monday is that thing we’ve all been waiting for and talking about non-stop until we’re sick of it! Except NOW Apple said something to hack off all the free app developers out there…or something. Hard to tell what to to be outraged about this week. Simon Parnell answered our Saturn Moon Titan question from last week and the answer is, 14,630.4 years for that moon to be 1 mile further in orbit. A nice fresh custom made WOOTie was sent.

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Guy’s App Pick: Need masks and having trouble finding quality ones? There is a variety of them available, with or without political statements over in the TeeHouseLA on Etsy. Got a free one from a co-worker and they are of great quality. Prices are between 6-10 Dollars per mask, but are washable so you can use them again and again.

Gaz’s App Pick: Civilisations BBC AR All

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MyMac Podcast 805: Virtual Dub-Dub

Just about one week away until we find out if all the analysts were right and Guy was wrong about the Mac going to ARM at the virtual WWDC. Put your money on the analysts.

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Guy’s App Pick: Yet another Apple Arcade game Little Orpheous by The Chinese Room

Gaz’s App Pick: Apples Screen Share LOVE IT.

But also the TP Link EAP110 OutDoor Access point, be careful though you can’t use this cheaper option with a TP Link POE hub, it comes with it’s own but if you want to hang a number of POE devices off a hub this won’t be one of them, but only £50 I’ll take it.

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MyMac Podcast 804: GooMopoly

Yet ANOTHER week mostly stuck at home and like all good vampires, we’re becoming allergic to sunlight, mirrors, and garlic…maybe not garlic. Guy bought an old Dell Windows PC (from 2013 no less) and he’s having a lot of fun finding out just how slow what a fast computer can be. Trying to play 10+ year old games on a 7+ year old computer. JOY! Some serious (somewhat) talk about monopolies too.

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Guy’s Pick: Rogue Amoeba Audio Hijack! 

Gaz’s Pick: Fission  27.99 UK

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MyMac Podcast 803: How old can you go?

So no video last week because stuff was broken…for once not by Guy or because of Guy, or due to Guy doing something wrong. There’s a first for everything. One benefit of using Apple products is that they last typically a very long time. Can you use older Mac and Apple gear and still do the latest stuff? Also we interrupt the show to watch a rocket take off.

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Guy’s Pick: IFTTT If this then that to make things happen! (ifttt.com)

Gaz’s Pick: Nothing this week

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MyMac Podcast 802: Production on Pause

Some stuff in the works? Other stuff on hold? Do we really know for sure? ABSOLUTELY NOT! But we’ll spend a lot of time talking about it anyway! Lastly, there is FINALLY a really good reason why no one will put Guy in charge of the world….and it involves ducks.

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When was Apple stuff last released?

Guy’s Pick: Discord which is especially ironic after being on the Mac and Forth show. discord.com

Gaz’s Pick: Magnet

1.99 GBP currently

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MyMac Podcast 801: Hey, Nice suit

Gaz and Guy take social distancing to the EXTREME by talking thousands of miles away from each other but do admit they don’t wear masks while podcasting. Also, why is it that the winners of these class action lawsuits seem to be mostly lawyers?

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Guy’s Pick: A fun little video editor called Shotcut made by Meltytech. Totally free multitrack editor with a few quirks, but free so stop complaining.

Gaz’s Pick: Appzapper

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MyMac Podcast 800: Matters not it doesn’t

So the MyMac Podcast has been around for 800 shows. If you count the mini shows and one offs, it’s really been way more than that, but let’s just deal with 800 official MyMac Podcasts. So our official position is, let me know when we hit 1000. Also, we just passed the 84th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster.

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Guy’s Pick: No Way Home by SMG Studio, Free with Apple Arcade. Side space scroller where you’re the lone survivor of a terrible space accident and have to find your way home. Only problem is it’s been 9 million years, you have no idea where in space you are, and no one had ever heard of the Earth. Other than that, everything is fabulous!

Gaz’s Pick: Rode Podcastor 🙂 I bought a new one. Still waiting for it BUT.

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MyMac Podcast 799: Game on! Nope

Valve has decided that SteamVR, their platform of choice to work with virtual reality software and hardware, will not work with the macOS. This…shall not stand. Guy wants to to experiment with eCamm’s Call Recorder maybe with this very show! Or not..or maybe

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Guy’s Pick: NVidia GeForce NOW!. Karl Madden turned me on to this service ($4.99 a month though a free tier is available) and with some caveats it works pretty well. Especially for those of us who bought some Steam games that no longer work with the macOS. There can be some lag which is more likely due to your connection speeds, but overall it works pretty well.

Gaz’s Pick: Trying out a free App called StarStaX

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MyMac Podcast 798: SEize the Day

The new iPhone SE has arrived at Guy’s house and notifications related to Wi-Fi calling are driving him insane-ier. Not just a new iPhone but also the Magic Keyboard for the 11 and 12.9-inch 2020 AND 2018 iPad Pros have been released. But the GMen actually don’t spend a lot of time talking about them.

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Guy’s Pick: Frosty Pop Pinball Wizard – Free with Apple Arcade.

Gaz’s Pick: As the sky is so clear how about looking for the ISS there’s an App for that 🙂

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MyMac Podcast 797: Surprise! It’s an iPhone

Alright not a real BIG surprise that it was released, but the specs kinda were. Has the same processor as its iPhone 11 big brother and at a cost that nearly everyone can afford. Even Guy “might” have jumped in, but you’ll need to listen to this extra-long show to find out. The after show is rated a little more PG-13-ish than usual too.

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Guy’s Pick: NDI and Skype

Gaz’s Pick: As I’ve spent so much time outside Ive been using this app to identify the birdsong.

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MyMac Podcast 796: Somebody DO something

Just what that somebody is supposed to do isn’t directly addressed by the GMen, but it’s about tech news and not being stuck inside forever. Considering they had nothing to talk about 45 minutes before recording, this is one of the longest shows they’ve done in awhile, and the main subject is about should companies invest in dumb terminals to give to people stuck working from home?

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Guy’s Pick: eCamm Call Recorder $39.99.

Gaz’s Pick: Wireless remote for Canon Cameras. This is kinda Mac related in so much as it helps taking pictures with my DSLR which I then put on MyMac (Ha) and display on my Apple TV

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MyMac Podcast 795: iPhone 9-SE-2020-something or other

As we all start going a little nuts over being stuck inside, take comfort in the fact that this is what it’s like for the GMen…24/7. Lots of rumors about a new low cost iPhone and WILL come out last week! Except it didn’t.

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Guy’s Pick: Speed Demons by Radian Games. Another Apple Arcade game where you’re a top down driver either striving for 1st place or to destroy as many cars as you can. Hardest part is figuring out the controls which is touch or mouse driven.

Gaz’s Pick: Photo app calculating Sun, Moon Milkey way also does Time Lapse Calcs helps with DOF and exposure calcs.

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MyMac Podcast 794: Stir Crazy

Being stuck inside is making us all just a little bit wacky and poor decisions might be made. How else do you describe the continuing MyMac Podcast with the GMen now compounded by inviting Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast?

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Guy’s Pick: Spyder from Sumo Digital. Free with Apple Arcade and can be played on your iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, or Mac. Best with a console controller.

Gaz’s Pick: Magnet application Currently 1.99 it’s a reduced price. 

Karl’s Pick: Pro Camera by Moment $5.99 (£5.99)

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Karl Madden: Mac & Forth Podcast

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MyMac Podcast 793: Sychronicity

With more trackpad/mouse support built into iPadOS, what might be the best way to use it? Apple’s $300-350 keyboard/trackpad/floaty thing? Or something else?

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Guy’s Pick: Grindstone in Apple Arcade. Slog through silly beasts in this hack and slash collect the same kind of maze-y thing. Not really doing it justice but it’s funny fun and free with Apple Arcade. Can be played on the iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, and the Mac.

Gaz’s Pick: Photos

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MyMac 792: Shut-in

Stuck at home with nothing to do? Well, take some advice from the GMen…or at least be entertained for an hour or so while NOT taking their advice! A surprising amount of news that’s mostly about just one topic and of course everything you’ve come to expect or dread from the GMen!

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Guy’s Pick: Spreaker Studio. Free!

Gaz’s Pick: 13 minutes to the moon

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