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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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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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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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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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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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.

MyMac Podcast 551: April Fools!

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A short show this week recorded early (actually on April Fools day) with not much going on. Guy helps his brother Bill, the Maltese Cube script is complete, and Mike Potter of the For Mac Eyes Only podcast asks Guy to possibly put together a talk for a mini-conference while he’s at the Mid West Mac BBQ in June. WHAT was he thinking?

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http://www.macosxautomation.com/automator/
http://automator.us/downloads.html

Guy’s App Pick : Moonlight Mahjong by Midnight Martian 99 cents
Gaz’s Pick: Find the Easter Bunny, it’s free
OK OK how about a sort of Flappy bird type side scroller Yes then go for Mr Jump

MyMac Podcast 550: TV and Bumpers

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Yes, FINALLY Gaz and Guy get to all the great bumpers you people made and pick their favorites. They give a bit on the AppleTV and potential changes for everyone (eventually) in picking the shows and channels you watch, and Guy gets a Drobo while Gaz is done moving his pics around.

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Guy’s App Pick : Transmit by Panic software $34
Gaz’s Pick: BBC iPlayer Radio App

MyMac Podcast 548: Best of the MyMac Podcast 1-100

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Gaz and Guy are doing Allison Sheridan’s NosillaCast Podcast for her this week so we’re bringing you something special! It’s the Best of the MyMac Podcast shows 1-100 and there’s some great stuff here. There’s the original MyMac Podcast theme, Tim and Chad talking about the OTHER podcast that has MyMac in its name, also them talking about the Motorola ROKR phone, and Sgt Perry makes his first appearance insisting Mac users install Window XP without protection. After that it’s Tim and Chad’s interview with Dr. Gil Amelio former CEO of Apple. In the last segment we’ve got an early bumper by David Cohen, one of the last Dashboard Minutes by Guy, John Parr singing about what makes the Mac great for him, Tim and Guy alive at the Grand Rapids Apple Store, and lastly a Dashboard Minute with Guy (not surprisingly) screwing up.

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MyMac Podcast 547: It’s all the little things

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Fun show this week if a little obsessed with owls. Guy plays with Photos, Gaz plays records…what? Then they discuss the March 9th Apple event which should already be over by the time you hear this. Also Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2016 and why Java isn’t good for you. Don’t believe us? Just Ask.

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Where to get your owl groove on!
Guy’s App Pick : Not an App but a service. CreateSpace for creating books is pretty straightforward as compared to other services I’ve looked at. They give you templates for the content and helpful tips for making covers all for free. Also pretty quick about getting back to you on any issues. http:www.createspace.com
Gaz’s Pick: Blackmagic Disc Speed Test. Yep finally used the App and have been using it to test the speed of disks when connected to different ports USB etc. It’s FREE. All sorts of results from 30MB over USB2 to 100MB on USB3 pretty much the same as the internal data doubler disk I added, to my SSD internal at over 500MB.

MyMac Podcast 546: Live Long and Prosper

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Both the GMen are sad about the death of Leonard Nimoy and dedicate this podcast to his memory. More stuff about the Maltese Cube, Guy’s son Peter is an extra on House of Cards, Gaz’s mail is still messed up, and Apple is opening two new green data centers in Europe! OK, a bit of an eclectic mix but that’s what we do.

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Differences in English!
Guy’s App Pick: Space Miner Platinum Edition By Venan Entertainment, Inc. $3.99. No stupid in-app purchases, no fighting to get through really hard levels to avoid spending more money, straightforward fun 2-D space shoot-em-up.
Gaz’s Pick: My girls have been using it a lot, and although some podcast functionality have been taken away Garageband is still a wonderfully powerful mini audio studio App. Apple have started to interlink the interface with Logic Pro, I hope this isn’t a process to get rid of one or the other, I hope and think it’s just a clever way of encouraging people to be able t easily make the move from one the the other.
People’s Pick: none this week

MyMac Podcast 545: It’s all about me (Well Guy at least)

We’re doing the NosillaCast Podcast for Allison on the 15th of March! How will it go? Anyone’s guess, but the smart money is on funny train-wreck. Apple’s instructions for the iBook Store still confuses Guy, but what doesn’t? Gas is super excited about the new Photos app still. Somehow or another a discussion off air about Captain Scarlett and the Mysterions leads to an on-air talk about the rumored Apple iCar or whatever the heck people are calling non-existent products from Apple these days.

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Captain Scarlett and the Mysterions!
Guy’s App Pick : Audio Converter Pro 6.99. Great app for converting audio from one format to another. I needed it to convert a bunch of MP3s/ AACs to Apple’s CAF format for inclusion into GarageBand. Drag and drop simplicity. I’m sure there’s other free ways to do the same thing, but I had over 500 files to do it with and didn’t want to do them one at a time.
Gaz’s Pick: Color Strokes
People’s Pick: none this week

MyMac Podcast 544: Aperature and iPhoto…DEAD

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Gaz gets his OWC Thunderdock and Guy rambles nearly incoherently (like we could tell the difference) of trying to get his book into Apple’s iBook Store. Amazon has it but it’s so easy that it isn’t like it’s THAT big of an accomplishment. Gaz talks about how he’s looking forward to the new Photo’s app from Apple and how he’s getting ready for it. Plus all the usual insanity you might expect from the GMen.

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Alister Jenks review of the OWC Thunderdock
Links to alternatives if you’re unhappy about Photos –
http://www.phaseone.com/Imaging-Software/Capture-One.aspx
http://www.photocritic.org/apple-aperture-alternatives/
Guy’s App Pick : iBooks Author free
Gaz’s Pick: Because I’m so excited I’m going for Apples not yet released Photo’s App
People’s Pick: Troy Muller Toggl App
Probably something like 3 years ago I was looking for something to help me log the time I take on client tasks. Something I could easily use to help populate timesheets that my clients always need me to fill out. I found https://toggl.com and I’ve been using it since.