If software doesn’t come in a box, is it still your software? Trick question because it was NEVER your software to begin with. Microsoft and Adobe are keen to remind you of that with a monthly fee for their most sought after programs like Office and Creative Suite. On the lighter side, the GMen get an iTunes review in Morse Code, neither can mange to say Esoterism Tesseract,and apparently it’s too much for Google to do a search.
All still quiet of the Mac front as we await WWDC or well, almost anything. Guy strolls down memory lane to a podcast he and Gaz did some 150 shows ago with Actor Stephen Tobolowsky. there’s GoPros, an appearance on the Nosillacast Podcast, and other kinds of techy stuff before we get into the second part of the show which is all about…stuff. Even with all this, they even keep it under an hour! And who said the age of miracles had passed?
Apparently is doomed (DOOMED I TELLS YA!) because while they had nearly 44 billion in sales, a profit of 9.5 billion, and margins of over 37%, it was less billions made in the same quarter last year. So other companies make little to no profit (but have enormous growth potential) Apple is expected to shatter sales, profit, and margins each and every quarter or the stock gets hammered. Yep, that makes sense.
Gaz couldn’t be on this week so Guy looked for another Brit to take his place. Will Green worked out so well 2 weeks ago so why not again? And it was just as great this time around with so many off-topic topics that you might forget this is a Mac show! Neither knew when to stop so it’s extra long as well (which should make Gary Apter happy!). Yeah they talked a bit about Apple going into your next car, but you should listen because it’s Will Green!
Also I misspelled Clive Hammett’s name last week in the show notes and I”m REALLY sorry Cliff
Guy’s App Pick: Animationist by Synium Software $29.99 at the Mac App Store
Gaz’s App Pick: No Gaz so no pick
Will’s App Pick: iOS: Yahoo Weather OSX: GrandPerspective
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Listener Craig Mosher joins the GMen in a discussion of hardware and software for audio because if ANYONE needed advice for audio it’s the GMen. Guy gets a bunch of new SoundBoard clips and makes everyone pay dearly for it. Also if you ever wanted to know what goes on between the segments for this podcast, THIS is the show you want to listen to.
Apple script to switch to the login screen: do shell script “/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend”
Terminal command to always show both system and user Library folders:
“chflags nohidden ~/Library/”
Guy’s App Pick: FastScript by Red Sweater Software Free for up to 10 scripts only $15 if you need more
Gaz’s App Pick: DM1 – The Drum Machine By Fingerlab $4.99 (£2.99)
Also available on the iPad also $4.99 (£2.99)
Also available on the iPhone also $1.99 (£1.49)
Craig’s App Pick: DJ by Algoriddem Software
Alfred by Running with Crayons Ltd
People’s Pick: From Clive Hammond it’s iDropcopy!
Did you ever listen to a podcast that you thought was going to go one way but went in another? This one goes in a third, fourth, and possibly tenth direction before never actually settling down. Will Green of the brilliant BritishMac Podcast joins the GMen in a very long, but never drags (not even for a minute) podcast and they talk about…well it’s kinda hard to describe. Go and listen.
Also don’t forget to send an email or Twitter message to enter to get Donny Yankellow’s books and app!
Guy’s App Pick: Artboard by Mapdiva $29.99 Gaz’s App Pick: Gaz likes System Preferences built into Mac OS X People’s Pick: Steve McShane likes Flipboard by Flipboard Inc FREE!
Gaz and Guy actually have a semi-serious conversation about Apple, Microsoft, Google, and people’s perception of them as enemies. See if you can guess how long the serious part lasted? There’s also a new quick contest in support of fellow MyMac writer Donny Yankello. You can win a copy of his Book or App by sending an email to Guy or Gaz saying you want in. That’s about as hard as it gets. Lot’s of terrific feedback from all of you great listeners and for that we thank you. Hope you had a wonderful Easter
Links Guy’s App Pick: Robot wants Kitty free, but get the kitty connect app purchase for access to a lot of new levels. Recently updated with new monsters. More fun couldn’t be had this side of a grumpy cat. Gaz’s App Pick: Backdrop declutters your screen to concentrate (doesn’t actually declutter) or to clear all those desktop items if your doing a screencast. People’s Pick: From Ryan Waldon. This is the best calendaring option available for the iPad!Week Calendar HD $2.99
Can a Mac be a Mac if it doesn’t come from Apple? Quo Computers would like you to test this personally. Guy and Gaz go over the pros (and cons) of having a computer running OS X that doesn’t have an fruity logo. Also TONS of feedback regarding our 3rd anniversary show. So much in fact that this being our 450th episode almost gets lost in the shuffle…almost
Gaz and Guy have been at it for 3 years and no signs of slowing down. What is it about these two people that keep you coming back each week? Their charm? Their intelligence? Their ever so thoughtful insights into the world of Apple? Nah, must be the larfs. This week however, they have a discussion about the seriousness of keeping your Mac secure and what are some of the things to look out for.
You got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time (it can’t get no worse)! Yep, slowly but surely we’re sorting it out and eventually we’ll really have something…that sounded like it did before it got all screwed up. This week along with our usual nonsense, Gaz and Guy talk about the expectation of privacy on the internet and especially from some of the various social networks.