So WWDC is over and done with and the Men were pretty excited about the outcome. How excited? Well in about 20 minutes they’ll go over nearly everything talked about…though in not great detail. Guy changes his audio setup (AAAAgain) and wait till next week when recording while driving on I-95 will be attempted!
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: My Gamer pick last week was a quick in play out, or sit and play for as long as you can, now this one is less pick up and put down it’s more like pick up and play and play. I like both of them Mini Metro
Lots of products that haven’t been updated and WWDC right around the corner. Should have been an interesting topic but it ended up not so much. No matter when Frisian still provides lots of entertainment value!
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: So I got fed up of not having a clock on my desk top so I bought one from the Mac App store and I like it, the name of the App is UBClock. it sits on your desktop and over any apps you have running, it has various faces, can be made transparent, you can adjust the colours, whether it has a digital face or not, it’s simple, it cost a whole £0.99p (or $0.99cents) so if you’ve been looking for a clock for your desktop well go take a look at this one.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: I’ve picked it before I’ll probably pick it again but it’s Automator, just go and find a multitude of Automator YouTube videos and crack the lid open of this great application/tool, I’ve put two links one is a straight forward service that Don McAllister shows you how to ReScale an image and a overview/tutorial, get over the guy at the start and your away.
Don’s Tip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V4xsNrOWs8&feature=em-subs_digest
Jame’s Pick: Controversial pick – Microsoft Office for iOS, mainly Excel
Whether to be be smiling wisely and frightened beyond measure, many analysts are agreeing with Gaz that Apple’s interest in cars is as a service, not in the actual manufacturing of automobiles. Bloomberg wants to talk about tables, Apple makes a big glass out of itself with Corning, and sure, let’s give big government agencies backdoor access because based on the current ransomware they’re SO good at keeping it secret.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Been looking for a journal on my IOS device and the Mac at the moment it looks like Day One is the App everyone is shouting about, but I’m trying the free version of the App Reminisce which has an in App Purchase to get the full App of 2.99 on IOS and 4.99 for the Mac, so a really great price. The thing with these Apps are you really have to give them a good try before settling on them. So I’ll let you know how I get on but so far so good.
Regardless of what we say, Apple is NOT doomed. Especially with over 250 billion in the bank. Which we talk about in this show along with our vacation plans (because we can), Apple competes with Square and Venmo, and Apple has 80% of the smartphone market in China that sell for over $600.
Guy’s Pick: Hoggy by Raptisoft games free with in app purchases. Pink blobby ball looking for his blobby girlfriend while he dodges bad guys with gravity defying deafness.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Trying out a ‘Visio’ type programme on the Mac without paying a fortune, having fun with Diagrammix free 15 day trial and a pretty good $12.99 (£12.99 in UK App Store Grrrrr) or direct from diagrammix.com
So yet another piece of Malware that relies on the gullibility of computer users to infect themselves. Are you “that” guy? Apple making chips, but not to serve with fish, free apps extravaganza, and cutting rates to affiliate commissions is bad! Wait, no it’s good! What does it mean anyway? Lastly why are they talking about Grandma’s bottom?
They said it couldn’t be done, but the Men manage to put out a podcast that is UNDER an hour! Apple’s car (or not), The Guardian newspaper drops Apple ads (or not), and Apple is building a space fleet (or not). SO much more too!
iTunes is dead. Well not really, but it does seem like Apple is trying to make changes to it, one content category at a time. OS patches, Motion sensing passcodes, glucose monitoring watches, man we’re all over the place with this one.
Ah HA still Apple will have a car, well maybe. I still think that it’s the service that Apple are aiming for, a monthly subscription to traveullingggggg.
Apple gets the OK to test autonomous cars in California
Well Apple is screwing with our Imagination, wait no, they’re screwing with Imagination Technologies because they are going to use their mobile GPUs anymore. Since that’s a main portion of their business, they have no imagination about what to do next. Also, Apple to sell a TV bundle which doesn’t exactly set the world on fire innovation-wise and apparently Apple is one of the few truthful companies when it comes to battery life
I know Companies do this for ‘Jobs for Sales’ but I thought Apple were above this, though I suppose the governments are trying to support their economy and Apple want the sales 🙁
Guy’s Pick: Clips by Apple. A fun, easy to use little recorder for audio and video.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: I had to do a flowchart at work, now we used to use Visio which I liked, but that doesn’t seem to be available anymore well not at a price that the company is prepared to had out licenses for. Well I found DRAW.IO and it’s an online application so yes I completed the flow chart at home on mymac 🙂 Some things make this not as integrated as it could be but I found that it had all the tools I needed and I was happy with the finished product.
The Turkish Crime Family have threatened the GMen! Yes, us and 559 million of our closest friends! Well, to be honest they have no idea who we are and we have no idea who they are. Apple knows though and iCloud users are being threatened with the destruction of their data if Apple doesn’t pay up! It’s all kinda Keystone Cop-like except this time the Keystoners are the criminals. Also, Guy MIGHT be right about something! Yeah, the GMen can’t believe it either.
Guy’s Pick: Spreaker Studio app. Not only can you use it to upload to their service, you can also use it as a stand along podcast creator with built in effects and sound carts.When you’re finished, just hit export! http://spreaker.com.
People’s (TIP): Serenak Assassin http://designbundles.net are giving away a great collection of watercolor design assets (aka clip art) worth $168 in addition to their usual weekly giveaway… and their companion site font bundles who give away a font a week. Well worth taking if you are remotely interested in such stuff
Guy and Gaz have a chat about taxes (who pays and who doesn’t), cloud services (who plays and who doesn’t), and how the press sometimes looks at Tim Cook (who neighs and who doesn’t). Also, vacations and repercussions afterwards.
Guy’s Pick: Minefield by Long Han Free with in app purchases.
Gaz’s Pick/Tip: Odd pick this because it’s not a pick more watch out. Are you going to an event of any kind, if so keep an eye open for an App in the IOS store related to that event, these days the event organizers if they are good have an associated App that can be really useful. The problem is if you’re anything like me you’ll find the App at the event or half way through and not be able to make the best use of it!
Some reputations can’t be fixed (like the hosts of this show) and some get changed over the course of time. One half the GMen (Guy) discuss this with Karl Madden while the other half (Gaz) is off on vacation. Why? Because he can.
It’s dawn here in MyMac land except for Gaz where it’s almost noon. We talk about the differences between certain things and Shinola, podcasting while traveling at ludicrous speed, what the iPad might be good for in the future, why the Lightning port isn’t going anywhere, and just why eyeteeth are so darn valuable. Also nah nah to the people that pooh-poohed Apple stock recently and the questionable benefits of parallel parking a 1968 Mercury Colony Park Station wagon.
Links: Macstock Softorino’s WALT2 App Guy’s Pick: Almost hate to do it, but Adobe’s Premiere Elements is a pretty good reasonably fully featured video editor and best of all, doesn’t require a subscription. $100 from Adobe Gaz’s Pick: I’ve been using QS Access to get the health data from my phone, I have used the health App itself but to be honest the format it spits it out in is a bit of a pain, QS Access gives you a much better improved format to use the n extract. It’s free, and you have to give access to the App.
Another show with a variety of topics and longer than usual since we weren’t able to record last week. That’s a good thing right? On a weird note, Guy might be right about something and we’re told we’re a political show. What are the odds of that happening more than once?
The GMen are NOT scammers, they just don’t necessarily tell the truth when or if they ever say they’re good podcasters. No, this time it’s about OTHER types of scams that can affect your Mac experience and what to do about it when it happens to you. And LOTS of Google + feedback once again proving Guy wrong about social media.
Guy’s Pick: WALTR2 by Softorino. Great way to put content on your iOS devices without going through iTunes hell! $39.95 Gaz’s Pick: I’ve been refraining from repeating this Pick but as I’m still playing it, so that’s years of gaming and it keeps being updated I thought it was about time I gave it a shout out again: Yep Real Racing 3
So, Intel Macs? ARM based Macs? Just what’s coming down the road for Mac users everywhere? The GMen have their opinions which may or may not be based in anything that others consider reality. To be fair though, that’s never stopped them before.
Guy’s Pick: MiDVD Pro from ShedWorx $9.99 on the Mac App Store. Do you miss iDVD and just how simple it was? Well this program will fill those “I need to send a DVD to grandma because she doesn’t get tech” blues in one simple easy to use package! It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that iDVD had, but you can add multiple movies, a soundtrack, and edit the titles. It also has a somewhat limited number of themes, but the message here is simplicity Gaz’s Pick: I referred to it at the start but it ain’t cheap and that’s Screenflow. $99 People’s (TIP) Allister Jenks recommends Pick: Affinity Photo
Appfus? What the heck is Appfus? Sounds like a yummy German desert, but it’s actually something that will affect every Mac and iOS user very soon. Listen in while the GMen say things that may (or may not) be a topic of importance! No, we won’t make a regular habit of that. Also Guy gets taken to task for something said in a previous show.
Guy’s Pick: Studio One DAW by Presonus. 3 versions available (one free but limited). I bought the “Artist” version ($99) and may incorporate that into the podcast instead of GarageBand.
Gaz’s Pick: iCloud I love the use between platforms, sad I know but true.
Links: Crashing Moonshot
Failed Google products/projects
Social Media: Google+/Friend Connect/Buzz/Orkut/Dodgeball
Google Answers (Live answers from real people)
Google Catalog (Digitized catalogs)
Google Video (YouTube competitor)
iGoogle (Customizable homepage)
Google Reader (RSS aggregator)
Google Page Creator (make web pages filled with Google goodness!)
Jaiku (microblog service)
Google Lively (Second Life clone that no one asked for)
Google Health (Because they’re SO good at securing your privacy)
Google Wave (Instant messaging and social media service)
Failed Apple Services
The GMen are “generally” happy about the state of Apple but wish someone other than Tim Cook would be the speaker of new stuff. Lots of feedback and Karl Madden SINGS! Notice how I made it sound like that’s a GOOD thing.
A weird show with a weird title that we have a terrible time pronouncing. We’ve got articles from MyMac and all over the Apple web since Apple can’t apparently make anything new for us to talk about. Like iPhone production reduction, Tim’s visit to Wall Street, Apple sued for driver stupidity, and AirPods condoms!
Guy’s Pick: Animationist by Synium Software. Currently $24.99 at the Mac App Store. Fun way to create text and logo animations. Pick your size, text, pictures and have them zoom all over the place like a Bad Robot logo before a Star Trek movie. Gaz’s Pick: SpaceTeam a fun collaborative team game, a great hoot 🙂 Free with in App purchases. IOS Android