MyMac Podcast 878: Silly Tech Songs

CES 2022 is over and apparently wasn’t as huge as it’s been in years past. Obviously the never ending-demic is the culprit, but there were still some cool things released for Apple related products and the GMen will discuss that with absolutely no expertise at all! Also spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the new James Bond flick, don’t listen to the after show. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Guy:- Links to a lot of silly stuff!

Gaz:- Luminar 4

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MyMac Podcast 877: 2021 Roundup

A quiet year in general since most people were discouraged from going anywhere and Apple wasn’t immune either. So let’s take a walk down memory lane at the world of Apple in the year 2021. Also more phone calls!

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MyMac Podcast 876: Is it Sharing? Well…

Gaz and Guy are going to share with you their opinions of some of the new features built into the latest versions of iOS and MacOS. Some of those opinions like those features will likely stink. Also, remember Guy complaining that no one was using the Skype call number? People did and Guy didn’t know because sometimes he’s dumb.

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MyMac Podcast 874: No Security Officially

Sorry about that bit of bad language at the beginning of the show last week. See THIS is what happens when you become a lazy audio editor and don’t listen through the whole thing or take notes to remember what to do when you start putting things together…or so Guy thinks he was told anyway. Also Who DOESN’T love having their their iPhone turned into a spying device on themselves? Am I right?

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MyMac Podcast 873: AppleTV or AppleTV

Why are the GMen wasting time recording a podcast on Black Friday when we or AppleTV could be getting deals of a LIFETIME!?! Because it’s the same boring ho-hum nonsense from every year. “Special one day only deals” that seem to last a week on stuff we don’t really want anyway. Instead we’ll talk about the differences between the AppleTV, AppleTV, PLUS AppleTV!

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AppleTV through a browser (tv.apple.com)

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Guy:- Can’t find your remote for your AppleTV? Well you can use the AppleTV iOS app to control it as well OR you can just AirPlay from your iPhone or iPad directly to an AppleTV box. That’s IF you have it already. Apple discontinued the app because it’s now built into your iPhone’s Control Center.

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MyMac Podcast 872: Nifty Gifty’s

Ah the season of Black Friday madness is nearly here and with it comes the shouts of happiness and screams of “HEY! That’s MY parking space!” at 3 in the morning to get a 50-inch off brand 4K TV set from an unpronounceable Chinese manufacturer for $200. Well, we’re better than that aren’t we? No? Well, we’re likely buy better stuff anyway.

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Vivo low profile Boom Arm – $80

Applewatch Sports Bands – $49

Triton Fethead microphone booster – $90

Apple HomePod Mini – $99

Behringer UMC22 audio Interface – around $80

Mophie 3 in 1 Magsafe Stand – $90

Onstage Microphone foam ball – $4

Belkin Magcar Mount – $40

Mackie EM-91C Condenser Microphone – $60

Superlux TM58 Dynamic Microphone – $30

Zoom ZDM-1 dynamic microphone – on sale for $50 reg $80

Apple Airpods (3rd gen) – $179

Apple Airpods (2nd gen) – $129

Hanes graphic T-shirts with multiple designs (I’m thinking spinning wheel/a cat in space chasing a taco/Murica/many others) –

Musicozy bluetooth speakers and sleep mask – $23

Nanoleaf Essentials A19 Smart 60W LED Light Bulb (3-Pack) – $50

Radeon Pro W6900X MPX Module 32GB graphics cards for your Intel Mac Pro – $6000

Rotor Riot Lightning Connected Game Controller. Phone bluetooth game controller – $50

AirTags 4 pack – $99

https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/ipad-keyboards/combo-touch-ipad.htmlLogitech Combo Touch iPad keyboard for the latest iPad Pros and Air – $199-229

https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/ipad-keyboards/folio-touch.htmlLogitech Folio Touch iPad Pro 11-inch and 4th gen Air – $160

Logitech C920-930 series webcams – $60-120

Elago AirPods 1 and 2 case covers multiple colors – $5-7

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Guy:- Leilani Mae Horse Rescue. They do wonderful work saving perfectly good horses from slaughter, offer rehabilitation services, and classes in caring for horses. They work pretty much off donations and sponsorships so if you can check out their website. http://www.leilanimaehorserescue.com/

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MyMac Podcast 870: M1X-Pro(MAX)-Ultra

There are times when vastly more important things come up than recording the 870th episode of a long running podcast. However going to see the Ravens lose to the Bengals isn’t likely on that list. However what did we miss anyway? Oh yeah new processors and laptops. Meh, who was paying attention to that? Somehow Guy gets through this week show even though he’s booster-sick

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MyMac Podcast 868: Data Dumped

A data dump usually means a massive transfer from one place to another. In this case it meant a dying enclosure and two failed hard drives. A bit of bad luck for Guy turns into a teachable moment

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Guy:- Terramaster D4-300 USB 3.1 type C four bay external enclousure. It’s been rock solid so far and much quieter than the enclosure I had before that died.

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MyMac Podcast 867: So we’re back

Believe it or not, we had sort of intended to do a show from Macstock or nearby at least, but circumstanced deemed otherwise.Some virtual (but very real) technical issues, audio feedback, and the fact that Guy took a laptop running a Mojave beta (so no Rogue Amoeba apps could be run) meant that frankly it was just impossible. It also didn’t matter how many microphones Guy took with him (over 10) no matter what he thought at the time he was gathering them.

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Guy’s Pick: An Anti-pick Thrifty Car Rental

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Believe it or not, we had sort of intended to do a show from Macstock or nearby at least, but circumstanced deemed otherwise.Some virtual (but very real) technical issues, audio feedback, and the fact that Guy took a laptop running a Mojave beta (so no Rogue Amoeba apps could be run) meant that frankly it was just impossible. It also didn’t matter how many microphones Guy took with him (over 10) no matter what he thought at the time he was gathering them.

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Guy’s Pick: An Anti-pick Thrifty Car Rental

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MyMac Podcast 866: Macstockio

Mike Potter that MacStock Wizard is getting ready to host another Macstock in Woodstock, Illinois. Like last year, he’ll wave his magic wand and make it all virtual! Well most of it anyway.

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Guy:- Homemade 1966 Batman Intro

Gaz:- British Museum

Mike Potter:- Macstock Conference and Expo

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MyMac Podcast 865: Holy Crap! News?

No matter what some may say, there is no such thing as good or bad news, there’s just news. However the LACK of news lately has been Maddening (pun intended), so the announcement of an event on Tuesday, September 14th fills our hearts with glee, sunshine and rainbows, THAT IS good news!

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Guy:- Two picks. The Inn at Leona is a fabulous place to stay with a wonderful staff and so much ambiance you could choke on it. Reasonably priced rooms too. Also the Strasburg Railroad is a 45 minute to the past that if you don’t enjoy, well then you just suck. COVID rules shut down their reservation system the day before, so we had the entire dining car to ourselves. Just luck of the draw, but it still would have been fun even full up.

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MyMac Podcast 864: AR VR Oh Ere

Guy is away and so I very nearly decided to take the week off from recording as well, then I met up up a listener and he said ‘what’s all this about no recording next week’ so I said well come on and we’ll do a show, so with no further ado……. Karl the Mad Madden

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Guy:- None this week

Gaz:- None this week

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MyMac Podcast 863: It used to be easy

Remember when simplicity was actually almost built-in to Apple products? When presenters would stand on stage and say “All you need to do is push this button and we’ll do all the heavy lifting.” Those days? LONG gone. 

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Contactless card payment limit in UK to rise to £100 in October

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MyMac Podcast 862: Golden Age of Apps

Recent experiments by Guy has made him start to think. A dangerous precedent that you would believe the world would want to avoid, but they did it anyway. Is the current crop of emulation of not just X86 coded apps, but iOS and iPadOS apps a look into the future? Are we getting closer to that time when what OS you’re running is irrelevant? That’s the subject for the next section anyway.

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Crypto Currency no safer than any other funds

And we worry about our phones

Electron

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MyMac Podcast 861: NOW we’re getting somewhere

That pesky Apple Car just won’t go away! Just when you thought it was safe to start looking at what analysts say again, this crops up once again proving the old saying…”Analysts are idiots who will say anything to get you to part ways with your money in the direction they’re being paid to tell you to spend it at.”. OK, the saying might not be old, in fact we may have made it up here on the spot, but it it doesn’t make it any less true.

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The old hotness! Heil PR-40 broadcast dynamic microphone

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Guy:- Tex Avery’s Symphony in Slang

Gaz:-

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MyMac Podcast 860: Your stuff is our stuff

BIG thanks to Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast for stepping in and keeping Guy sane…company while Gaz was away. Apple is the company that gives and then takes away. Announcements have been made that they are going to start scanning users Photos library to help stop underage exploitation and while that is a lofty goal, what does it mean in regards to user’s privacy that Apple has touted in their press clippings?

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Guy:- Other World Computing’s Thunderbolt 3 dock $269

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MyMac Podcast 859: What’s Karl got going on?

Gaz is off doing all things Gaz this week so Karl Madden of the Mac and Forth Podcast graciously allowed himself to be blackmailed into being on. For fulfilling his end of the deal, those pictures will never be released to the general public. They go into their recording setup and gear because there’s not really all that much else going on and Guy LOVES talking about that stuff.

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Karl:- Mac and Forth Website

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Guy:- Newp

Gaz:- Newp

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MyMac Podcast 858: So, what’s left

With fall about to drop in about a month, a lot people begin to focus of new iPhones. However with the transition away from Intel for the Macs, it has been a very chaotic kind of year not even including a global pandemic. The M1 Macs have been pretty good, but there’s lots of room for improvement with the Macs that haven’t gotten out of the labs yet.

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MyMac Podcast 857 Monterey Musings (part 2)

We talked about some of the new features coming up for macOS Monterey last week and said we’d talk some more about it this week…which is what we’re going to do. So that shouldn’t be all that surprising.

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Security

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For Pick’s Sake (none this week)

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MyMac Podcast 856: Monterey Musings (part1)

The first public beta for macOS Monterey is now out and SO many people are talking about, so we thought we might too! Because we’re all about getting out the information our listeners demand! Oooor…we just like jumping on any bandwagon that we can. There’ll be more on this next week for the bits we didn’t get to this time.

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Oh Ho
Apple lists products that pose risk to pacemakers

Flying car

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For Pick’s Sake (none this week)

Guy:- Apple’s News App. Never thought I’d use it much, but I like it as a content aggregator.

Gaz:- Apple 1 subscription service

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