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

Ordnance Survey

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

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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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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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YouTube iPhoneographers

YouTube RobHK

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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. ()

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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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MyMac Podcast 847: Pulling at the Threads

The first products from Apple’s last event are starting to show up, but we figured everyone is tired of talking about that OLD stuff. So let’s talk about what might (by might we mean eventually) be showing up at a slickly produced and kept at about an hour or so Apple event near you soon.

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Dam it: Beaver ate our internet, says tiny Canadian town of Tumbler Ridge

Guy’s Mic this week: Behringer BA85A. $25

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ZRAMO Black Spider Universal Microphone Shock Mount for large Condensor/Dynamic microphones. For like the Rode Podcaster/Procaster/Podmic, EV20 or EV320, various Audio Technica 20 series condenser mics, Zoom ZDM-1. $11

Gaz:- None this week

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MyMac Podcast 846: Spring has Sprung

Apple has their Spring Loaded event and all kinds of goodies have been pushed out, though will the GMen bite at some of them? Maybe or maybe not.

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The best video to the Bee Gees staying alive ever

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Guy:- Klark Teknik CM2 Mic Booster. Another Cloudlifter wannabe but this one will boost two mics for around $130

Gaz:- None this week

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MyMac Podcast 845: Guy Guy where for art thou Guy

So they’ve only gone and done it, Siri let the cat out of the bag and announced before the official announcement that there is going to be an Apple event next week, now granted someone had to ask the question, but hey if you get enough monkeys typing then they’ll produce Shakespeare, and no I’ve never believed that is true, but there are a lot of monkeys asking Siri questions!

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Winner winner chicken dinner

MyMac Podcast 844: Locked in

Everyone seems very upset with Apple for how hard it is to switch between iOS and Android if you decide to leave the platform. Is it all that hard and what are some of the costs involved? Also, we try to not curse on the MyMac Podcast, but sometimes we &#$@% it up.

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Apple Arcade: Ranked – Top 25

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Guy:- Zoom ZMD-1 Broadcast Dynamic Microphone

Gaz:- iCloud Pages

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MyMac Podcast 843: April Tools!

No March event and the crop of “we don’t actually know anything, but refuse to shut up about it” websites and “journalists” seemed to maybe have learned a lesson about announcing Apple events and are staying quiet. I’m sure this will be the ways things are going forward and we can expect thoughtful analysis of Apple news and events AFTER they’ve happened and not before…APRIL FOOLS! Speaking of fools, Gaz asks Guy some serious questions and got semi-serious answers! Left us stunned too.

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Worst Apple Products

None this week

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MyMac Podcast 842: Stupid Rumours

Don’t you just LOVE how analysts and tech guessers spend SO much time in trying to tell us exactly what Apple is coming out with next thereby spoiling the surprise from everyone else. Oh and the added benefit of doing Apple’s detective work for them to fire leakers when something is reported that only one or two suspects were told about? Well there’s an apparent Apple event next month and rumours are flying! So let’s talk about that….which verifies and justifies the time spent on stupid rumour stories to get podcasters to talk about it, however it doesn’t count for us since we’re doing it IRONICALLY!

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Guy:- The MXL770 which is the Microphone Guy is using this week. ()

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MyMac Podcast 841: Must it be so Complicated

Life was so much simpler back in the day. You’d grab a microphone, turn on something to record yourself, and you were good to go. Now it’s all about social media, multi-channel DAWs recording into a livestream while monitoring chat and trying to keep yourself from getting strikes that could collapse the whole house of cards. OH, and still trying to be interesting. Or maybe that’s just Guy.

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UK Uber drivers get minimum wage, holidays, and pensions – with a big catch

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Guy:- Acorn 7 Mac App Store currently $20 regular price $40. Great basic image editor if you don’t need all the bells and whistles. Big UI change for the better from the previous version.

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MyMac Podcast 840: Stuff

Five MyMac Podcasts ago was our 550th one. It was mentioned just before and here we are mentioning it after but not exactly on the date. Why? There may be one of two reasons. Either we thought it would be funnier this way during our daily MyMac production meetings or…we forgot after talking about it the week before. Also there’s some stuff we’d like to see, go away, or come back. Sometimes all three at once.

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Guy:- Behringer UMC204HD audio interface $80 sort of

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MyMac Podcast 839: MMMMM..iMac

Other than rumours, there’s been no recent talk from Apple about the next round of M-series computers, but a lot of people (analysts…ugh) have been talking about the iMac as possibly the next Mac to get the MMMMMM put in it.

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British politician slated for buying engraved AirPods Pro on expenses

Google’s Search Results Have Gotten Worse

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Guy:- SuperLux TM58 microphone – $35

Gaz:- Loving the Logitech Combo Touch keyboard for my iPad 8th Gen

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MyMac Podcast838: AppleOpoly

Several US states are trying to advance laws meant to let developers distribute and sell apps outside of Apple’s iOS App Store. North Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona all have bills in the works to prevent Apple from retaliating against developers that use other means to distribute their apps.

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MyMac Podcast 837: Sizzle with the Steak

Loving that free subscription to AppleTV+ that you have with your purchase of an Apple thingy? Or is it part of your Apple One subscription? OR maybe you’re leeching it off from someone else along with Netflix. Well however you’ve gotten it, is there enough content for you to keep you coming back? No? There might be based on Apple’s trailers just released for their 2021 lineup.

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Ummm a couple of people leaving quickly from Google’s ethics department…..

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MyMac Podcast 836: Rearranging Stuff

Will there be a March Apple Event? What might be announced? Since we broke the ice with sheer speculation last week with all the talk about the fictional Apple Car that remains to be seen, why not shove our noses deeper into rumours since everything seems to be a bit rehash-y at the moment.

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Pigs can play video games with their snouts, scientists find

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MyMac Podcast 835: Crashing Logic

Apple’s car business which doesn’t exist in public other than CarPlay, 14 million blogs and podcasts, and analysts saying it does, took another step toward not being a fantasy which it still is, by poaching Porsche execs and denying everything by saying nothing at all about it. Which means it’s DEFINITELY going to happen…maybe…or maybe not. And you can take that to the bank because you got the straight scoop from the GMen!

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WandaVision

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MyMac Podcast 834: Privacy Fail

Wow! Just ONE show away from our 550th! Quite an achievement if 550 of anything meant…well…anything. We bring it up here because if we did it on the actual 550th show it wouldn’t be nearly as funny. Also sorry about no show last week, you can totally blame Guy and his second COVID shot though as per usual he denies all responsibility.

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2 Bills fans, 1 tweet and 1 Reddit post triggered over $450K for a Lamar Jackson charity. Is this sports’ next great tradition?

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