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.
Guy’s microphone this week is the Audio Technica ATM510. This is a dynamic microphone that costs around $100.
43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium
For Pick’s Sake
Guy:- Man, haven’t picked one of these in awhile. Zombie Tsunami for iOS (also playable on the Mac if running Big Sur). Easy side scroller with just two things for zombies to do. Eat and Jump. Free with in-app purchases.
So they’ve only gone and done it, Siri let the cat out of the bag and announced before the official announcement that there is going to be an Apple event next week, now granted someone had to ask the question, but hey if you get enough monkeys typing then they’ll produce Shakespeare, and no I’ve never believed that is true, but there are a lot of monkeys asking Siri questions!
Everyone seems very upset with Apple for how hard it is to switch between iOS and Android if you decide to leave the platform. Is it all that hard and what are some of the costs involved? Also, we try to not curse on the MyMac Podcast, but sometimes we &#$@% it up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These days it’s easy to believe that when you have a problem you can resolve it by throwing a little bit of Science-Fu at it. However sometime when that doesn’t work, what do you do? Easy, throw some other kind of science at it instead. Because when it comes to science, one solution may not work in all situations.
If there is still one thing missing from the M1 Revolution, it’s Windows on the M1 for those that still need to run it. Can it be done in a way that makes sense? Also the GMen use Zoom to record this time. Better than Skype? Might have been if they knew what they doing.
Working hard to bring you the latest and greatest in Mac news and information! Well SOME kind of news and information. Mostly true that we know of so sit back, relax and let the GMen take you on a journey of discovery and wonder!
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.