MyMac Podcast 781: Hard Reset

A longer show than we’ve done in awhile. If you like nonsensical meanderings about ultra-wideband technology that won’t be adequately explained and an extra long after show with pub singers, then you’ll LOVE this week’s episode! If you don’t…well you won’t enjoy it as much.

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Guy’s Pick: Triton Fethead in line pre-amp

Gaz’s Pick: PACO Rabanne Pour Homme

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MyMac Podcast 780: Jony is Going..Going..GONE

Sir Jony has left the building, and Apple’s leadership page on their website and there’s no coming back from that…probably. Thanksgiving was wonderful for Guy and Gaz is getting all his walks in. The big question, is it really necessary to constantly upgrade your Apple stuff each year? Can you let it go few a few cycles?

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Guy’s Pick: Endless Sky. Free

Gaz’s Pick: Voice Memo’s

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MyMac Podcast 779:Privacy means what exactly

So we go right from house colonoscopies (you had to be there) to talking about recent changes in laws surrounding privacy in certain countries. New bumpers from Karl Madden (Mac & Forth Podcast) are freaking great. Only about 5 more podcasts to get your bumpers in for the contest!

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Guy’s Pick: AKG K240 MK II Stereo Studio Headphones $71

Gaz’s Pick: Default Folder Trial for 30 days

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MyMac Podcast 778: Al Gore Rhythm

So there’s a new 16-inch MacBook Pro but the GMen completely ignore it because frankly, EVERYONE else was talking about it already. Instead they talk about the Goldman Sachs algorithm used to determine credit worthiness for the Apple Card. Sound boring? Is this your first time here?

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Guy’s Pick: Behringer UMC204HD. More expensive than the UMC202HD, but it has inserts

Gaz’s Pick: none this week!

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MyMac Podcast 777: IS hardware still important

With all the changes in Apple over the last few years, their BIG growth hasn’t been with phones or computers, but with services and the bottom line is starting to reflect that. The GMen have a lengthy discussion about that and naturally resolve the entire issue…sure we did.

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Guy’s Pick: Suppose.TV

Gaz’s Pick: Car Play Man Car bloody play

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MyMac Podcast 776: AppleTV+ or Minus

Missed last week by “accident” so we make up for this week with shenanigans and tomfoolery and dare you to tell the difference! Actually lots of tech talk about Gaz’s travels to various Apple Stores and Guy’s dentistry whoas, AirPods Pros, and holy guacamole, LOT’s of operating system updates.

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Guy’s Pick: Microphone pick. Audio Technica’s ATR2100-USB $63

Gaz’s Pick: Mozilla’s FireFox Web Browser

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MyMac Podcast 775: Watchalolism

10 weeks to go to the 500th podcast! Get your bumpers in for your chance to win a $25 Apple gift card! Oh, we also talk about some stuff, because that’s what we do.

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Guy’s Pick: Bob Segar iTunes catalog

Gaz’s Pick: The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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MyMac Podcast 774: To Cat or not to Cat

Guy is back from Texas and Gaz is ready to to multi-task with podcasts. The big question, should you go ahead and upgrade to macOS Catalina or hold off until it’s more mature along with any apps that aren’t ready for prime time.

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Guy’s Pick: Carbon Copy Cloner from Bombich Software $40

Gaz’s Pick: YouTube

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MyMac Podcast 773: Another Event!

So Guy called me 5 mins before the podcast to say that he wanted to be known by another name today so as per his request I’d like to say hi to Karl. We discuss Apple Arcade and also what we think Apple might bring to another event, that is if they have one.

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Karl’s Pick: https://store.steampowered.com/app/255710/Cities_Skylines/

Gaz’s Pick/Tip: https://play.acast.com/s/adambuxton/ep.102-phillippullman

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Mike:-
@formaceyesonly
@macstockexpo
http://macstock2019.com

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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.

MyMac Podcast 543: What if Steve Jobs had never left Apple?

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Gaz is away and James Turner jumps into the mix to discuss with Guy what might have been the outcome if Steve Jobs hadn’t left Apple back in 1985. Oh, and Guy talks about being old.

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Making eBooks with Pages.
Guy’s App Pick : Pages for the Mac. The application not the iCloud version.
James’s Pick: Sim City BuildIt for iOS – Loving it. Free with in app purchases
People’s Pick: Serenak Assassin. My daughter just bought Framed, it is a comic strip puzzle game – rearrange the page to get the protagonist out alive. £2.99 UK (no IAPs) Novel and clever.

MyMac Podcast 542: Apple Crumble

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Who doesn’t like Apple Crumble? We sure do unless the crumble part is Apple hardware, software, or services. We talk about where we think nearly every part of Apple’s Empire is going and whether we like that direction or not.

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Guy’s App Pick : Duplicate Detective by Fiplab $2.99 at the Mac App Store. Finds all those pesky dup files and let’s you selectively delete them.
Gaz’s Pick: Free VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home used.

People’s Pick: Alexander Fox
Hi Guys & Gazz’s. A useful little app for photographers & website builders is JPEGmini.
What this does is to reduce the file size of the JPEG file. In most cases very dramatically. The skill in this app is the analysis of the image. It will keep the visible quality of the image whilst still reducing the size by up to 5x.
Especially useful for images where the visual quality shouldn’t be compromised.
We have all seem webpages selling something from an image which puts you off before you’ve even got as far as reading the bumph.
There are 3 versions. Free, £14.99, £109.99 All offering different levels of amounts of features.

MyMac Podcast 541: Private Matters

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Gaz and Guy are in rare form this time around…or maybe not, who can tell? They go into some of the buzz surrounding various governments talking about safe keys to private messaging because we all know that there’s no way if they could do it that no one else could…right? Right?

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Guy’s App Pick : Audio Hijack Pro 3 from Rogue Amoeba. $49 or $25 upgrade. If you work with audio on your Mac in any way, this should be something you have. Awesome new interface
Gaz’s Pick: Argh it’s a Microsoft product, but just hang on a minute you might find this quite useful 🙂
People’s Pick: Allister Jenks Enter MailSteward. I pointed it at my four email accounts that are configured in OS X/Mail and said get me everything before 2007. Done. “I found 147 emails, 32 duplicates.” And there they were. Listable, searchable and looking like real email again.

MyMac Podcast 540: Scummy Scammers

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Gas is away this week so Jodi Spangler from Lakeshore Mac steps in to talk about the types of scams some people try to pull on her clients. Gas
did phone in a Gaz’s tip so officially the is STILL a GMen show!

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Guy’s App Pick : MyFitnessPal Free!
Gaz’s Pick: Well although I’m not here I thought I’d send in the fact that I’ve been using the Apple Maps App, and as Guy is recording this show it should be helping me drive home after guiding me to the places I’ve visited in Belgium. There again I might be having a rant so watch this space 🙂
Jodi’s Pick: Vidgets: This free iOS 8 App takes advantage of Notification Center and actually gives it some functionality. Once you install it from the App store you can quickly and easily choose functions like weather, barometer, battery usage, memory usage, altitude, sunrise, sunset and much more. What ever you select within the App becomes available in Notification Center with a quick downward swipe. Even from the lock screen. Get it here:
People’s Pick: Erick Diaz B
Chrome Remote Desktop released yesterday for iOS. Universal app. Free remote connection to mac, pc, Linux. You install an extension in chrome on the computer, allow it to control it, set a passcode or password and you have unlimited computers as far as I know. Works perfectly. And it’s free.

MyMac Podcast 539: Hobbits beaten by Windows

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Peter Jackson couldn’t do it, Tolkien himself couldn’t do it, but Microsoft could and did. They stopped the Hobbits…temporarily anyway. Guy and Gaz finish their discussion on the best time to buy Apple stuff and so much more.

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Guy’s App Pick : ArtText 2 by Belight Software $19.99
Gaz’s Pick: Diptic both in the Mac and IOS App stores, basically create one image from multiple images within a set of frames. £0.79 with in app purchases for IOS not required and not bad prices to be honest.
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People’s Pick: Rob Rait
Serial Podcast. This is like a serialised docu-drama about a murder 15 years ago where the narrator of the podcast is investigating the circumstances of the case. Still ongoing so I’ve no idea whether they’ll find the convicted perpetrator innocent or not. Gripping stuff 🙂

This is the podcast that has had the media going on about the re-birth of podcasting. Apparently it was the fastest growing podcast on iTunes ever.

 

MyMac Podcast 538: Buy it now or wait?

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With the holidays firmly in the rear mirror, Gaz and Guy are back to their usual shenanigans. This time they discuss the best time to buy that new shiny iPod or iOS device.

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Guy’s App Pick : iFiles by Imagam. $3.99 at the iOS App Store. Supports a lot of different Cloud services including DropBox, Google Drive, iCloud, and whatever the heck Microsoft is calling their cloud service this week.
Gaz’s Pick: Doug’s Scripts
People’s Pick: Andrew Dickinson Hopstop iOS app. Perfect for transportation in most major US cities. Allison mentioned on Nosillacast as well.