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
Guy falls asleep when he could have been podcasting so they record on his wife’s birthday instead because how could THAT go wrong? They toss about Apple’s trillion dollar worth and why it hasn’t also made them rich and Cupertino being all fussed because Apple made money and they want some of it. Also, why NOT make a Hyperloop transportation system that goes 800MPH through residential neighborhoods?
Guy’s Pick: Not a tip but a question. Does anyone listening use Logic Pro to record their podcasts instead of GarageBand? I’m hearing lots of skips in the audio with GarageBand that I don’t hear while recording.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: TIME MACHINE Come on I could say anything else could I?
Guy is back from Macstock, though by the sounds of it he sat on his own putting his kit together and then packing it up. Gaz might have some advice for him and they finally manage to be on the internets at the same time to record a podcast! What are they, effing stupid? A real menagerie of topics in the center section and a LOT about Macstock 2018.
Guy’s Pick: MoviePro by Deepak Sharma $5.99. Allows for so much more than Apple Camera app. Adjust resolution, frame settings, audio input volume, white balance, and much more. Just trying it out now, but will probably be my go to app for Guy’s Daily Drive ()
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Skype……. Say it ain’t so Jeeeezzz man what just happened did we go through a black hole and fall into a Microsoft world of doom and destruction. No Discord its just crap, well for us at least.
A little late getting this out mostly because I was driving home, but it’s a good one! Tim Robertson starts us off with Silent Brooke, then it’s Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitas, followed by Chuck Joiner, and lastly Mike Potter creator of the Macstock Expo.
Being the summer of duh fits RIGHT into the GMen’s wheelhouse! So many stories of the obvious and the inane because otherwise, well there wouldn’t be much of a show based on actual events! Motley Fool, Adobe, Subscription services, and new MacBook Pros that neither of us can afford round out the rest of the podcast.
Gaz watches cars go zoom so Guy grabs Karl Madden from the Mac & Forth podcast to fill in. This will make up for when Guy is Driving to Chicago is a car going zoom on his way to Macstock and Gaz will do the podcast with someone else…maybe Karl. Technical difficulties wipe out the center section so they had to do it again, but this time is was better…which is not how that usually goes. Spotify, Mojave, disgruntled employees, and so much more!
Guy’s Pick: If you’re interested in getting your feet wet with Livecasting but don’t want to spend a lot of money, try OBS. It’s totally free! You’ll need to configure it and it’s not always the easiest to use, but it’s free
A loooooong delay while we worked on some technical issues on Gaz’s side, but we narrowed it down to three things. Hardware, software, or the internet. So should be easy to narrow down from there. Speaking of the internet, Skype used to be awful, now it’s horribly, unspeakably, Micheal Myers kind of bad. Apple will finally use it’s own data for maps because that can’t go wrong, There either is or isn’t a brute force hack of iOS (there isn’t), and someone in Canada can’t figure out that scratch resistant isn’t scratch proof because he’s really dumb.
So like nearly everyone else, the GMen Talk about the recent WWDC developer’s conference but with their own special spin. They REALLY hope you like spinning because this show ended up being much longer than usual. Gaz also has car troubles and Guy has trouble finding a car.
Gaz is away but Guy is still in the UK zone as Simon Parnell joins him to talk about VPN’s (and why some countries hate them) and data privacy in regards to the EU’s GDPR and the still being debated ePrivacy Act. And just general silliness.
Both Guy and Gaz are tired but manage to stay awake long enough to record a show that includes a little bit of Mac news, a few laughs, and Guy’s fiery moments of uncontrollable rage! A few technical glitches make their way in to.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: iMazing 34.99 GBP
Want to get trusted software to transfer and save your music, messages, files and data. Safely back up any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Powerful and user-friendly, well iMazing is simply the best iOS device manager for Mac and PC.
Gaz is back but this week Guy has gone, that could be good, or equally it could be bad! Don’t panic though has has a guest who he finds out hasn’t been on before, shocker! Simon AKA Serenak joints Gaz and brings some intelligence the the show, finally I here you say.
So does Gaz care well you’ll have to listen particularly to the middle section, but with Gaz’s view from his garden you might already guess the answer.
Because Guy can barely pay attention to …well anything, he forgot that Gaz wasn’t going to be this week and hadn’t set up to record with anyone else. He talks about seeing the new Avengers flick, Apple financials, and the potential for broken microphones in iPhones after updating to iOS 11.3
Guy’s Pick: Sim City for iOS. TOTAL click for cash bait, but if you have patience you can do nearly everything in the game. Free of course, but if you want the goodies and want them now, you’ll have to buy simolies as in-app purchases.
Next week is the annual report from Apple when we find out once and for whether or not all those people predicting doom and gloom for Apple are right or wrong. Until next quarter that is. The GMen also talk about updates, Irish tax bills, and the UK’s Year of Engineering! Whatever THAT’s all about.
So the GMen are tired of dancing around this, the world is filled with dumb arsed analysts and every media outlet seems determined to give them a platform to speak from. They do the show live (still in testing) on FaceBook, and are very sorry they missed last week and promise it will never happen again unless it does.
When is an 8th anniversary actually a 10th anniversary? Well…never. Lot’s of Brou-ha-ha over stuff like less apps in the iOS App Store than last year, ARM vs X86, iOS apps to the Mac and lots of little things that lead to a full show.