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 772: What ISN’T working

This refers to Guy installing and playing with macOS Catalina and not a general statement about the GMen and their work ethics…though it could be. Some new stuff and new problems with various Apple gear fill out the remainder of the show and one VERY generous PayPal person.

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Guy’s Pick: OBS for live casting. A LOT more setup is required, but it will do most of what the majority need for live casting.

Gaz’s Pick: Calendar

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MyMac Podcast 771: Release the Sounds

iOS 13 is out and the GMen have things to way about it. Also Apple Arcade can now be experienced but just on the smallest possible screen. They both also probably want new iPhones, but won’t admit it.

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Guy’s Pick: Da Vinci film editor free

Gaz’s Pick: Amphetamine a bit like Caffeine but different 😉

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MyMac Podcast 770: Are you getting it

Disasterish birthday and crappy vaca plus too bust at work makes Guy a sad boy, but Gaz and Apple is here to cheer him up with new stuff…that he doesn’t want to buy. The GMen talk a lot about that Apple event because that’s what they do.

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Guy’s Pick: Free professional level video editor? Whaaa? Olive video editor.

Gaz’s Pick: Luminar3 on the MAC currently 28.99 yes there is a version 4 coming out but this is a great app that can integrate with photos, you can buy a package which includes version 4 when it comes out but I think that version 3 is a cracker and worth the money if you want a good tool to mess with your photos on your Mac.

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MyMac Podcast 768: Lonely

The show nearly didn’t happen in fact Gaz called out on the Twitters and on Facebook that there would be no show, but this is the show that is and not the show that isn’t. Gaz got his stuff together well as much as he could and put a short something together for your ears.

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Guy’s Pick: No Pick Guy’s not here!

Gaz’s Pick: Default Folder X even though Gaz can’t use it on this Mac because he hasn’t got it!

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MyMac Podcast 762: Mastodon is too Gabby

Elephant-ish extinct things in a twitter-like environment. Is it that the GMen projecting? Whatever the case may be, this week’s show is kinda long, but it is the last one before the awesome Macstock 2019! So listen in.

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Guy’s Pick: If you have multiple Twitter accounts to manage, get Tweetdeck! It’s in the Mac App Store.

Gaz’s Pick: Texas hold’em

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MyMac Podcast 759: Dashboard Drops Out

As we get closer and closer to macOS Catalina, sometimes it’s not about what we gain, but what we lose. Dashboard is one of those things, but seriously, when was the last time you used it?

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Guy’s Pick: MovieMator Video Editor Pro. Yes, another Chinese video editor from the Mac App Store. This one has multitrack and can use keyframes. $14.99 which is pretty good at getting your feet wet in more complicated movie editing. I have a few complaints (split screen isn’t easy to use), but overall I like it.

Gaz’s Pick: Out of necessity my EE mobile provider App to keep an eye on my usage over this weekend, actually it’s a pretty good App all round for checking bills and stuff, it also allows you to share the data, we have a number of people on several plans and I can move data from one to another if someone is getting close to their monthly limit, It will be used this month I’m sure.
So if your are an EE user and in the UK, I don’t know if they have capability elsewhere, then don’t dismiss their App. Oh it’s kinda free, I mean you have to be with them of course 🙂

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MyMac Podcast 758: Cheese and Whine

MAN doesn’t the price of the new Mac Pro, Display, and mount get you SO ANGRY?!? Why? If you have to question whether it’s worth it, chances are Apple isn’t trying to sell it to you. However upon reflection…that damn mount!

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Guy’s Pick: Camtasia 2019 $249 and a nod toward Hype 4 $49.99 Pro version $99 (https://tumult.com/hype/). Both program are primarily screen capture and edit software for creating presentations and more, though I give the nod to Camtasia for ease of use and flexibility

Gaz’s Pick: I used this cool Pass2U

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MyMac Podcast 756: Angry Devs

They actually talk very little about WWDC as it will probably have already happened by the time most listen to this. However developers are angry! So VERY angry for…reasons! Also more about chicken…so there’s that.

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Guy’s Pick: VideoPad by NCH software (currently on sale for $69.99). Full featured video editor, not the most intuitive, but much less expensive than most of the alternatives.

Gaz’s Pick: Downcast it continues to improve and I can use it in combination with my watch and now car play.

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MyMac Podcast 755: What What Diminished Concerns

The GMen are back together and this is supposed to be a good thing…you can probably decide that for yourself. They talk about a lot of random stuff and then get into what might be coming for WWDC!

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Guy’s Pick: VMWare’s Fusion $79.99. Currently have Windows 10 and the Elementary OS (Linux) on Virtual Machines. Windows is doing fine, Elementary not so much.

Gaz’s Pick: Any iPad just any iPad they are really worth the money, I use mine sooooo much!

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MyMac Podcast 754: Hackingeek

Gaz arrives back and Guy is now away, will they ever do a show together. Gaz calls a special guest when Gaz realise’s that there’s no Guy on the other end of the Skype call.

This week the special guest talk about where Apple might go (well briefly) and also a little more detail on Macstock 2019.

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Guy’s Pick: No Pick he’s away
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Airdrop

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

MyMac Podcast 752: The Greening of Tech

Gaz is off walking (VERY GREEN) while Guy ropes in Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth Podcast to burn off electricity to make a podcast (not at all green). Besides the usual stuff, they talk about what carbon neutral means and doesn’t mean and how power from all green sources isn’t always what you might think it is.

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Guy’s Pick: Growly Software’s Backgammon free

Karl Pick: Luma Fusion $19.99 (Will soon rise to $29.99 with upcoming release of Ver2).

Gaz’s Pick: HEY! I’m WALKING HERE!

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Karl’s Stuff: Mac and Forth podcast

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MyMac Podcast 750: Another Meaningless

750 podcasts that have been produced since 2004 is SO impressive! Until it’s understood that neither Guy nor Gaz other than a secondary presence wasn’t part of the first 285. So as a pairing it’s really show 465 which isn’t nearly as grand.

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Guy’s Pick: Yamaha’s 10-input mixer, the MG10 is a nice little unit with built-in compression settings for the first two inputs. Would be nice if it was multi-track, but then I couldn’t complain about it. $155 on Amazon. 

Gaz’s Pick: Apple’s Wallet application, if I’m not using for credit card transactions, which I must say I tend to use my watch, however for travel documents it’s great, the biggest problem is finding the trick to get the ticket in, but if that’s easy then I do it and keep them there.

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MyMac Podcast 749: Apple Watches are swell

A longer show if you include the after show but shorter than the short show from last week if you don’t. Got it? Good. Guy is upset about the AAF shutting down and Gaz is upset that Numbers isn’t Excel. They’re BOTH upset that Apple watches are making the news but not in a good way and that AirPower is impossible. Apple’s Airpower that is since regular air power is easy as pie but not for Apple…So Apple Pie…oh never mind.

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Guy’s Pick: NDI from Newtek. It’s more a protocol than an application, but it’s really cool to see what it can do. Free-ish.

Gaz’s Pick: Believe or or not Safari. I use it more than other browsers and I use it more and more. Hey it’s not a bad browser, probably I like it because it helps keep you hidden from those bastards trying to get your every move.

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MyMac Podcast 748: I don’t believe it

What if Apple had an event and a lot of people didn’t like it? That’s the question Gaz and Guy attempt to answer in this early and supposed to be shorter podcast. However it ended up nearly as long as every other podcast. Well of COURSE it did.

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Guy’s Pick: Early show, no picks this week

Gaz’s Pick: What Guy just said

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MyMac Podcast 746: Who’s who?

And the lull ends, so there is an Apple event at the end of March and I think they’ve announced the timings for the WWDC ticket lottery. So the End of March event could have a Who’s who of celebrities turning up, I wonder why?
Talking about celebrities as Guy is still frightening the locals somewhere in the depth south Karl Madden has joined me.

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Guy’s Pick: No Pick he’s away

Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Gaz’s too lazy to do one!

Karl’s Pick: YouTube videos of Fred Dibnah / Jump Desktop

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MyMac Podcast 745: Where’s my Skype Call?

We seem to be in a lull at the moment, and even Guy has decided it’s so quiet he’s going to disappear for 2 weeks, so this week I roped in, I mean I asked and he kindly accepted the invite Nick Spligosh Riley

Guy’s Pick: No Pick he’s away
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Apples Notes

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MyMac Podcast 736: Yeah, twas the night before Christmas

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.

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Guy’s Pick: Growly Backgammon. COMPLETELY FREE!

Gaz’s Pick:Boinx’x  iStopMotion not for using the way it was intention with models but I’ll be using it for Time Lapse with my looooong clips of the views we have
AND It’s ONLY $19.99 Bargain

Combine it with iStop Motion Remote Camera (Free) and you have a winner!

MyMac Podcast 733: A couple of Turkeys

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!

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Guy’s Pick: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Steam. Currently selling for under $20 on Steam.

Gaz’s Pick: iPhones cases from Snakehive

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MyMac Podcast 732: What’s wrong with Wolfie?

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.

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Guy’s Pick: Not exactly a holiday pick, but check out the film noir classic “The Big Sleep”. One of Humphrey Bogart’s classic roles. $9.99 in iTunes

Gaz’s Pick: Hitman Sniper 0.49p

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