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.

Gaz:-

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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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https://www.theinnatleolavillage.com/en/

https://www.strasburgrailroad.com

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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For Pick’s Sake

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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Guy:-

Gaz:-

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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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The old hotness! Heil PR-40 broadcast dynamic microphone

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

Gaz:-

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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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The good old Shure SM7B which is a dynamic microphone that requires OODLES of gain. It sounds great but also costs $400

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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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Guy:- Newp

Gaz:- Newp

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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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Gaz:- 

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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

The good old Shure SM7B which is a dynamic microphone that requires OODLES of gain. It sounds great but also costs $400 ()

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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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MyMac Podcast 855: Monopoly

Lots of talk from Capital Hill in regards to those naughty big tech companies. Congress wants them to play by the same rules as the average person. As if the average person could create a big tech company…or that they could either. Oddly enough, Apple is probably in less of a fix as the other four by these bills definition.

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London Underground mobile coverage reaching all stations and tunnels by 2024

Anyone still using cash? British £50 banknote honouring Alan Turing arrives

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Guy:- 

Gaz:-

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MyMac Podcast 854: No Place like Home(Kit)

There are several standards in regards to home automation. Reaching back into the Jurassic age there was X-10 which made it possible to connect several devices to a home security monitored (by someone else) system. However it wasn’t very interactive once set up. Coming into the modern age besides Apple’s Homekit there’s Belkin’s Wemo (now discontinued), SmartThings, Ankuoo, D-Link, and TP-Link amongst others.

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The good old Shure SM7B which is a dynamic microphone that requires OODLES of gain. It sounds great but also costs $400

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For Pick’s Sake (none this week)

Guy:- Meross Outdoor Smart Plug which works with HomeKit. Two outlets that can be individually controlled. $26

Gaz:-

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MyMac Podcast 852: The Randoms

Guy has returned from Walton country ablaze with success after bagging multiple Mooses…meece, mice? LOT’S of plural Moose. So no matter what he says after this, he’s obviously lying. WWDC 21 starts on Monday which is probably when most people will hear this podcast. So there’s no real point in speculating much about what it’ll all be about. So a few randoms things will be thrown in instead.

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The Microphone Guy is using this week is the AKG D5. This is a hand held dynamic microphone that costs around $180.

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Guy:-

Gaz:-

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MyMac Podcast 851: the Waltons

Today Guy is in Walton country apparently he’s decided that he and his his family are going to spend time together and have no electrical equipment so they all have to call out goodnight to each other. Though before they reach their destination we did try to connect with Guy but couldn’t.

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MyMac Podcast 850: WWDC Ready

We are about 2 weeks away from WWDC 2021 and expectations are high! As in, anyone making predictions and claiming to have any accuracy is probably on illegal medication. That won’t stop the GMen from making predictions though because they’re naturally high…on LIFE!

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The Microphone Guy is using this week is the Rode M2. This is a hand held condenser microphone that costs around $180.

Gaz’s Mic: The AKG D5

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Guy:- If you have Disney Plus, check out Star Wars Rebels. Takes place after the events of the Clone Wars and before a New Hope.

Gaz:-

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MyMac Podcast 849: Missed it by THAT much

According to some, Apple and Google’s market dominance in Smartphone operating systems is stifling competition. While some of their points are valid, they also are ignoring the consequences of opening the ecosystems to everyone.

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Guy’s microphone this week is the Audio Technica ATM510. This is a dynamic microphone that costs around $100.

43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium

For Pick’s Sake

Guy:- Man, haven’t picked one of these in awhile. Zombie Tsunami for iOS (also playable on the Mac if running Big Sur). Easy side scroller with just two things for zombies to do. Eat and Jump. Free with in-app purchases.

Gaz:- Bitwarden

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MyMac Podcast 848: BIG Differences!

WWDC is coming up in less than a month so we’re bound to hear about all the great changes in Apple’s various operating systems for developers. Except there’s one that rules above all the others. Be advised there’s no after show this week due to some technical issues with the recording software. The whole second part of the show would have been lost except we had the video recording that we were able to pull from. Sorry about that.

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Guy’s Mic this week: Sennheiser E835. This is a handheld Dynamic microphone. ()

For Pick’s Sake

Guy:- For streamers, get Rencubate app for your iPhone or iPod touch and for the Mac. The free version will likely be good enough, but the paid version gives you many options for adjusting the quality of the picture. ()

Gaz:- SciMan Dan’s debunking video

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