MyMac Podcast 788: Macternatives

Ever have one of those great podcasts where absolutely nothing goes wrong? Yeah us neither. Audio issues with Gaz made for some funny bits and Guy is even more ranty than usual. Oh, and they also talked about some Mac stuff including who else can make processors for Apple.

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Guy’s Pick: Agent Intercept. Simple spy car chase with air and sea components. Not exactly a brain buster, just a fun game. Free in Apple Arcade.

Gaz’s Pick: Crying because I can’t have one, only those naughty Swizz peps can have this

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MyMac Podcast 787: Damaging Viruses

Apple has a specular 1st quarter of 2020 JUST I time for the Coronavirus to thrown in major disruptions to everyone’s tech timelines. So those new phones or tablets you want to buy? Might have to wait a bit, but that’s hardly the important part. The GMen (even though we joke a lot) wish a speedy recovery to everyone affected and hope that this will all be over soon. Guy is also tired and needs ear creme.

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Guy’s Pick: Behringer UMC204HD USB Audio Interface $129

Gaz’s Pick: Nun!

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MyMac Podcast 786: Whither the iMac

Is the iMac still relevant in a day when most people are choosing laptops and using them as a desktop? Would a more powerful Mac mini be something a lot of people might be interested in? Did Guy change his audio set up…again? A mixed bag to be sure in this MyMac Podcast with the GMen.


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Guy’s Pick: Aerb Apple Watch and iPhone charging stand. $19.99

Gaz’s Pick: “Orion Dobson 8

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MyMac Podcast 785: Somehow THIS is 500

After talking about it for FAR too long, Gaz and Guy finally reach show 500…which is this episode numbered 785. In this pinnacle episode, they announce the winners of the bumper contest, go over a little bit of news, discuss fun things to do with their wives, and find out that you have to be VERY careful when talking about what Apple shares may hit.

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Guy’s Pick: A free Daw…sorta Studio One 4 Prime. Inputs outputs limited to two tracks, which probably won’t matter for most podcasters

Gaz’s Pick: Website Camel Camel Camel
Don’t know about you but I like to check if I’m getting a bargain, well how about using a site that has a look at the historic price position of an article that you might be looking at in Amazon,.
Just pop the link for the product into the website and a voila

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MyMac Podcast 784: Fumbling the Future

Gaz is not feeling well but like a trooper makes it to the show. They discuss their holidays, what potential directions the Mac might go in, and tamales. That’s right…tamales.

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Guy’s Pick: Knox Gear Professional Studio Stand $50

Gaz’s Pick: APP Pick GluMotion

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MyMac Podcast 783: Christmas Hangover

Christmas gifts gone wrong but with the best of intentions! Hey it happens. Would Apple make a purely gaming Mac? Is that even a question? Apparently it is at least for this week. Also some discussion about Bootcamp and Gaz wants to track himself.

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Guy’s Pick: Rode M2 handheld condenser microphone $109

Gaz’s Pick: No Picks!

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MyMac Podcast Christmas Special

So this not a regular MyMac Podcast with all the stuff we normally do, but there are some familiar bits. Little warning, the language is saltier than normal, but nothing you couldn’t say on network TV. They talk about the follies of following Guy’s tech advice (who knew?), and visitors vaguely feline come a calling. Guy talks about losing his cat Shadow and Christmas prep for the GMen. Greg from NC sends in a few bumpers and they weirdly talk about the NFL.

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Guy’s Pick: No Picks!

Gaz’s Pick: No Picks!

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MyMac Podcast 782: The MyMac and Forth Show

So we’re in the middle of doing the show when this weird vaguely looking like a UK telephone box but not enough to get sued over suddenly appears! Out pops Karl and Dean from the Mac & Forth podcast! It wasn’t set up or contrived at all! We talk about the events over the last year and generally just have a good time. What did you think we were going to do?

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Guy’s Pick: No Picks!

Gaz’s Pick: No Picks!

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Karl: Mac & Forth podcast in various places and on the web!

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MyMac Podcast 781: Hard Reset

A longer show than we’ve done in awhile. If you like nonsensical meanderings about ultra-wideband technology that won’t be adequately explained and an extra long after show with pub singers, then you’ll LOVE this week’s episode! If you don’t…well you won’t enjoy it as much.

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Guy’s Pick: Triton Fethead in line pre-amp

Gaz’s Pick: PACO Rabanne Pour Homme

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MyMac Podcast 780: Jony is Going..Going..GONE

Sir Jony has left the building, and Apple’s leadership page on their website and there’s no coming back from that…probably. Thanksgiving was wonderful for Guy and Gaz is getting all his walks in. The big question, is it really necessary to constantly upgrade your Apple stuff each year? Can you let it go few a few cycles?

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Guy’s Pick: Endless Sky. Free

Gaz’s Pick: Voice Memo’s

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MyMac Podcast 779:Privacy means what exactly

So we go right from house colonoscopies (you had to be there) to talking about recent changes in laws surrounding privacy in certain countries. New bumpers from Karl Madden (Mac & Forth Podcast) are freaking great. Only about 5 more podcasts to get your bumpers in for the contest!

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Guy’s Pick: AKG K240 MK II Stereo Studio Headphones $71

Gaz’s Pick: Default Folder Trial for 30 days

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MyMac Podcast 778: Al Gore Rhythm

So there’s a new 16-inch MacBook Pro but the GMen completely ignore it because frankly, EVERYONE else was talking about it already. Instead they talk about the Goldman Sachs algorithm used to determine credit worthiness for the Apple Card. Sound boring? Is this your first time here?

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Guy’s Pick: Behringer UMC204HD. More expensive than the UMC202HD, but it has inserts

Gaz’s Pick: none this week!

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MyMac Podcast 777: IS hardware still important

With all the changes in Apple over the last few years, their BIG growth hasn’t been with phones or computers, but with services and the bottom line is starting to reflect that. The GMen have a lengthy discussion about that and naturally resolve the entire issue…sure we did.

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Guy’s Pick: Suppose.TV

Gaz’s Pick: Car Play Man Car bloody play

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MyMac Podcast 776: AppleTV+ or Minus

Missed last week by “accident” so we make up for this week with shenanigans and tomfoolery and dare you to tell the difference! Actually lots of tech talk about Gaz’s travels to various Apple Stores and Guy’s dentistry whoas, AirPods Pros, and holy guacamole, LOT’s of operating system updates.

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Guy’s Pick: Microphone pick. Audio Technica’s ATR2100-USB $63

Gaz’s Pick: Mozilla’s FireFox Web Browser

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MyMac Podcast 775: Watchalolism

10 weeks to go to the 500th podcast! Get your bumpers in for your chance to win a $25 Apple gift card! Oh, we also talk about some stuff, because that’s what we do.

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Guy’s Pick: Bob Segar iTunes catalog

Gaz’s Pick: The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

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MyMac Podcast 774: To Cat or not to Cat

Guy is back from Texas and Gaz is ready to to multi-task with podcasts. The big question, should you go ahead and upgrade to macOS Catalina or hold off until it’s more mature along with any apps that aren’t ready for prime time.

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Guy’s Pick: Carbon Copy Cloner from Bombich Software $40

Gaz’s Pick: YouTube

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MyMac Podcast 773: Another Event!

So Guy called me 5 mins before the podcast to say that he wanted to be known by another name today so as per his request I’d like to say hi to Karl. We discuss Apple Arcade and also what we think Apple might bring to another event, that is if they have one.

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Karl’s Pick: https://store.steampowered.com/app/255710/Cities_Skylines/

Gaz’s Pick/Tip: https://play.acast.com/s/adambuxton/ep.102-phillippullman

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Mike:-
@formaceyesonly
@macstockexpo
http://macstock2019.com

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MyMac Podcast 547: It’s all the little things

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Fun show this week if a little obsessed with owls. Guy plays with Photos, Gaz plays records…what? Then they discuss the March 9th Apple event which should already be over by the time you hear this. Also Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2016 and why Java isn’t good for you. Don’t believe us? Just Ask.

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Where to get your owl groove on!
Guy’s App Pick : Not an App but a service. CreateSpace for creating books is pretty straightforward as compared to other services I’ve looked at. They give you templates for the content and helpful tips for making covers all for free. Also pretty quick about getting back to you on any issues. http:www.createspace.com
Gaz’s Pick: Blackmagic Disc Speed Test. Yep finally used the App and have been using it to test the speed of disks when connected to different ports USB etc. It’s FREE. All sorts of results from 30MB over USB2 to 100MB on USB3 pretty much the same as the internal data doubler disk I added, to my SSD internal at over 500MB.

MyMac Podcast 546: Live Long and Prosper

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Both the GMen are sad about the death of Leonard Nimoy and dedicate this podcast to his memory. More stuff about the Maltese Cube, Guy’s son Peter is an extra on House of Cards, Gaz’s mail is still messed up, and Apple is opening two new green data centers in Europe! OK, a bit of an eclectic mix but that’s what we do.

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Differences in English!
Guy’s App Pick: Space Miner Platinum Edition By Venan Entertainment, Inc. $3.99. No stupid in-app purchases, no fighting to get through really hard levels to avoid spending more money, straightforward fun 2-D space shoot-em-up.
Gaz’s Pick: My girls have been using it a lot, and although some podcast functionality have been taken away Garageband is still a wonderfully powerful mini audio studio App. Apple have started to interlink the interface with Logic Pro, I hope this isn’t a process to get rid of one or the other, I hope and think it’s just a clever way of encouraging people to be able t easily make the move from one the the other.
People’s Pick: none this week

MyMac Podcast 545: It’s all about me (Well Guy at least)

We’re doing the NosillaCast Podcast for Allison on the 15th of March! How will it go? Anyone’s guess, but the smart money is on funny train-wreck. Apple’s instructions for the iBook Store still confuses Guy, but what doesn’t? Gas is super excited about the new Photos app still. Somehow or another a discussion off air about Captain Scarlett and the Mysterions leads to an on-air talk about the rumored Apple iCar or whatever the heck people are calling non-existent products from Apple these days.

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Captain Scarlett and the Mysterions!
Guy’s App Pick : Audio Converter Pro 6.99. Great app for converting audio from one format to another. I needed it to convert a bunch of MP3s/ AACs to Apple’s CAF format for inclusion into GarageBand. Drag and drop simplicity. I’m sure there’s other free ways to do the same thing, but I had over 500 files to do it with and didn’t want to do them one at a time.
Gaz’s Pick: Color Strokes
People’s Pick: none this week