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?
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!
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.
This refers to Guy installing and playing with macOS Catalina and not a general statement about the GMen and their work ethics…though it could be. Some new stuff and new problems with various Apple gear fill out the remainder of the show and one VERY generous PayPal person.
Disasterish birthday and crappy vaca plus too bust at work makes Guy a sad boy, but Gaz and Apple is here to cheer him up with new stuff…that he doesn’t want to buy. The GMen talk a lot about that Apple event because that’s what they do.
Gaz’s Pick: Luminar3 on the MAC currently 28.99 yes there is a version 4 coming out but this is a great app that can integrate with photos, you can buy a package which includes version 4 when it comes out but I think that version 3 is a cracker and worth the money if you want a good tool to mess with your photos on your Mac.
The show nearly didn’t happen in fact Gaz called out on the Twitters and on Facebook that there would be no show, but this is the show that is and not the show that isn’t. Gaz got his stuff together well as much as he could and put a short something together for your ears.
Guy’s Pick: No Pick Guy’s not here!
Gaz’s Pick: Default Folder X even though Gaz can’t use it on this Mac because he hasn’t got it!
Elephant-ish extinct things in a twitter-like environment. Is it that the GMen projecting? Whatever the case may be, this week’s show is kinda long, but it is the last one before the awesome Macstock 2019! So listen in.
Guy’s Pick: MovieMator Video Editor Pro. Yes, another Chinese video editor from the Mac App Store. This one has multitrack and can use keyframes. $14.99 which is pretty good at getting your feet wet in more complicated movie editing. I have a few complaints (split screen isn’t easy to use), but overall I like it.
Gaz’s Pick: Out of necessity my EE mobile provider App to keep an eye on my usage over this weekend, actually it’s a pretty good App all round for checking bills and stuff, it also allows you to share the data, we have a number of people on several plans and I can move data from one to another if someone is getting close to their monthly limit, It will be used this month I’m sure. So if your are an EE user and in the UK, I don’t know if they have capability elsewhere, then don’t dismiss their App. Oh it’s kinda free, I mean you have to be with them of course 🙂
MAN doesn’t the price of the new Mac Pro, Display, and mount get you SO ANGRY?!? Why? If you have to question whether it’s worth it, chances are Apple isn’t trying to sell it to you. However upon reflection…that damn mount!
Guy’s Pick: Camtasia 2019 $249 and a nod toward Hype 4 $49.99 Pro version $99 (https://tumult.com/hype/). Both program are primarily screen capture and edit software for creating presentations and more, though I give the nod to Camtasia for ease of use and flexibility
They actually talk very little about WWDC as it will probably have already happened by the time most listen to this. However developers are angry! So VERY angry for…reasons! Also more about chicken…so there’s that.
Gaz is off walking (VERY GREEN) while Guy ropes in Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth Podcast to burn off electricity to make a podcast (not at all green). Besides the usual stuff, they talk about what carbon neutral means and doesn’t mean and how power from all green sources isn’t always what you might think it is.
750 podcasts that have been produced since 2004 is SO impressive! Until it’s understood that neither Guy nor Gaz other than a secondary presence wasn’t part of the first 285. So as a pairing it’s really show 465 which isn’t nearly as grand.
Guy’s Pick: Yamaha’s 10-input mixer, the MG10 is a nice little unit with built-in compression settings for the first two inputs. Would be nice if it was multi-track, but then I couldn’t complain about it. $155 on Amazon.
Gaz’s Pick: Apple’s Wallet application, if I’m not using for credit card transactions, which I must say I tend to use my watch, however for travel documents it’s great, the biggest problem is finding the trick to get the ticket in, but if that’s easy then I do it and keep them there.
A longer show if you include the after show but shorter than the short show from last week if you don’t. Got it? Good. Guy is upset about the AAF shutting down and Gaz is upset that Numbers isn’t Excel. They’re BOTH upset that Apple watches are making the news but not in a good way and that AirPower is impossible. Apple’s Airpower that is since regular air power is easy as pie but not for Apple…So Apple Pie…oh never mind.
Guy’s Pick: NDI from Newtek. It’s more a protocol than an application, but it’s really cool to see what it can do. Free-ish.
Gaz’s Pick: Believe or or not Safari. I use it more than other browsers and I use it more and more. Hey it’s not a bad browser, probably I like it because it helps keep you hidden from those bastards trying to get your every move.
What if Apple had an event and a lot of people didn’t like it? That’s the question Gaz and Guy attempt to answer in this early and supposed to be shorter podcast. However it ended up nearly as long as every other podcast. Well of COURSE it did.
And the lull ends, so there is an Apple event at the end of March and I think they’ve announced the timings for the WWDC ticket lottery. So the End of March event could have a Who’s who of celebrities turning up, I wonder why? Talking about celebrities as Guy is still frightening the locals somewhere in the depth south Karl Madden has joined me.
We seem to be in a lull at the moment, and even Guy has decided it’s so quiet he’s going to disappear for 2 weeks, so this week I roped in, I mean I asked and he kindly accepted the invite Nick Spligosh Riley