Guy manages to half destroy his mancave and Gaz wants to go museum hopping! Also, Apple sells a lot of stuff but not as much as they promised they would (proooooomised!), FaceTime flaws, and Google/FaceBook did a naughty thing!
Guy’s Pick: Looking to try your hand at podcasting, but find a DAW like GarageBand intimidating? Well take a look at the free Spreaker app. Pretty much everything set up for you and it will record to your local drive. If you want to sign up and use the Spreaker service you also get chat support with your audience.
Yes the GMen are without direction. Yes, they meander all over the place. No, that doesn’t have anything to do with the show’s title. It’s a not very clever way to bring up a Macintosh Emulator. They also have a non-second section technical talk about all kinds of things and maybe they’ll start doing that in the second section too…unless they forget.
There’s a great reason why the show has this name, but Guy can’t remember what it is. What he does remember is that buying stuff at Wish is not typically a wish granted. Gaz is editing his time-lapse videos on an iPad instead of his Mac and hacks and viruses just aren’t what they used to be. Lastly, feeling nostalgic for older Apple products? Well like bad food they may be back up again!
It’s traction distraction, what’s your fractions? Guy LOVES microphones and he’s disappointed when a cheap one outperforms an expensive one…especially after he’s bought both! Gaz is distracted by time…and time-lapse. But isn’t time-lapse something that happens anyway? Oh and we suppose the Consumer Electronic Show in Vegas is worth a mention or two.
Guy’s Pick: A very quiet USB microphone. Normally not a good thing but in this case the quiet is noise you didn’t want in the first place. Neewer’s NW-3U USB microphone at $28 is a great buy.
Gaz’s Pick: Anker Soundcore Fully waterproof 360 speaker bought a couple in the post Christmas sales and they are great. I got them for 29 gap each but at 60 maybe I’m not sure, however if you see them on offer GET ONE.
Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker Motion Q Portable 16W
Happy significant milestone that neither Gaz nor Guy remembered until this week everyone! Oh, and apparently a major religion is getting ready to celebrate the birth of the Messiah some 2000+ years later. Man, at least the GMen were only a week off! Mr. Yankello redos some graphics for Guy and Gaz can’t get enough of HomeKit. Also, Ming-Chi Kuo gets mentioned a lot, bent iPads are A-OK with Apple, and when is 5G that isn’t 5G, 5G? When AT & T says it is.
Gaz and Guy are back after a deserved by someone anyway week off. Almost completely without notes and any kind of structure which leads to hilarious shenanigans. Gaz’s got some stories and Guy just loses it several times.
Gaz is away so David Ginsburg from the Off the Charts and In Touch with iOS podcasts joins Guy for what ended up being the third time this week so he’s already tired of Guy’s nonsense probably. All the usual stuff and a discussion over whether or not the new Mac mini could be used as a pro machine.
Guy’s Pick: Loopback 2 from Rogue Amoeba for $99. If you already use Loopback, this is a must have update ($49) and if you don’t and do audio stuff, why haven’t you already gotten it? https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/
There’s two bundles available as well. You can get the Audio Hijack and Loopback bundle for $130, which is almost $30 off or for $175 get those two along with the Fission Audio editor.
While this might seem like a redundant statement (the GMen being turkeys), it fits in nicely with that American holiday of over-eating, full contact shopping, and apparently being grateful for something or another. Lots of MyMac stuff as appetizers, CarPlay, analysts, and Black Friday deal fails as the main course, and all the usual after stuff for…afters. YUM!
A question that can only be answered by listening to the show because their minds work (kinda) in mysterious ways. The GMen run through the news like they were taking a machine gun nest with a take no prisoners attitude…except without the actual fighting, explosions, and so forth so not nearly as exciting or life threatening.
Gaz’s iPhone XR shows up and he likes it but thinks his wife and Lil Gaz will believe it’s too big because size matters. Guy leaves stuff behind, not like anything bad like you should, but valuable stuff because he’s dumb sometimes. Lot’s of Apple stories and they enjoyed it SO much, they recorded it three times! OK, that part they didn’t enjoy.
Guy is still sick, but it’s adding a certain level of…Guy still being sick. Gaz fixes his mouse and Mac App Store, and the two of them talk about all kinds of Apple and Mac stuff…because that’s what they do.
Guy’s Pick: Want an audio recording app with some great built-in features? Spreaker Studio which is free has not only up to four available audio in sources, it also has built-in sound effects and a way to create auto-playing playlists and intro music/outro music. If you sign up for their hosting service you can also get support for chat rooms and other features, but I like the stand-alone recording app.
Gaz’s Pick: PAKO Car chase games from tree men games they have some which are ad supported and some that are £1.99, good short good fun, you have to evade being chased in other cars there are power ups and different cars once you get past certain levels, good fun. http://treemengames.com/pakoforever/
Guy is not feeling well and he’s a miserable person when that happens, but it leads to hilarious hijinks! Gaz finally gets an answer from 1Password, but it’s almost indecipherable. And naturally all the usual nonsense you’ve come to expect from the GMen.
Gaz makes a big purchase and you’ll NEVER guess what it is based on the title for this podcast! And sure they talk about other stuff too because they have to fill an hour SOMEHOW, but that BIG purchase…it’s a mystery!
New Apple iPhones and a watch and nary a Mac in sight. Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast joins Gaz and Guy to talk about and listen to Guy whine…I mean speak intelligently about this sad state of affairs.
After a week off for REALLY good reasons (really they were!), the GMen are fresh and ready to go as usual! So, Guy is particularly manic and Gaz is doing his level best to keep him in check which nearly always sometimes never works! They talk a bit about the upcoming event, walking holidays, amusement parks, weddings and a few other things including waffles.
Guy’s Pick: Textlicious by Delicious Monster Software $1.99 Tired of the same old boring text? Textlicious will take text from practically anywhere and make it fun with circles and strikes, italics and bold, and so much more.
Hang overs, feeling weirdly normal, and pantomiming River Dances is all part and parcel of this week’s show where apparently they also talk about something serious like malware. Can you sing one song to the tune of another? Harder than it sounds, but is hilarious.
Guy’s Pick: Looking for a good audio interface? Behringer’s UMC line is a mix of both good and cheap. Make sure you get the UMC series which has Midas-ish pre-amps and not the UM series with the Xenex pre-amps. Depending on your needs, they have units with up to 8 combo XLR inputs. All do multiple mono outputs over USB