Some stuff in the works? Other stuff on hold? Do we really know for sure? ABSOLUTELY NOT! But we’ll spend a lot of time talking about it anyway! Lastly, there is FINALLY a really good reason why no one will put Guy in charge of the world….and it involves ducks.
Gaz and Guy take social distancing to the EXTREME by talking thousands of miles away from each other but do admit they don’t wear masks while podcasting. Also, why is it that the winners of these class action lawsuits seem to be mostly lawyers?
So the MyMac Podcast has been around for 800 shows. If you count the mini shows and one offs, it’s really been way more than that, but let’s just deal with 800 official MyMac Podcasts. So our official position is, let me know when we hit 1000. Also, we just passed the 84th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster.
Guy’s Pick: No Way Home by SMG Studio, Free with Apple Arcade. Side space scroller where you’re the lone survivor of a terrible space accident and have to find your way home. Only problem is it’s been 9 million years, you have no idea where in space you are, and no one had ever heard of the Earth. Other than that, everything is fabulous!
Gaz’s Pick: Rode Podcastor 🙂 I bought a new one. Still waiting for it BUT.
Valve has decided that SteamVR, their platform of choice to work with virtual reality software and hardware, will not work with the macOS. This…shall not stand. Guy wants to to experiment with eCamm’s Call Recorder maybe with this very show! Or not..or maybe
Guy’s Pick: NVidia GeForce NOW!. Karl Madden turned me on to this service ($4.99 a month though a free tier is available) and with some caveats it works pretty well. Especially for those of us who bought some Steam games that no longer work with the macOS. There can be some lag which is more likely due to your connection speeds, but overall it works pretty well.
The new iPhone SE has arrived at Guy’s house and notifications related to Wi-Fi calling are driving him insane-ier. Not just a new iPhone but also the Magic Keyboard for the 11 and 12.9-inch 2020 AND 2018 iPad Pros have been released. But the GMen actually don’t spend a lot of time talking about them.
Alright not a real BIG surprise that it was released, but the specs kinda were. Has the same processor as its iPhone 11 big brother and at a cost that nearly everyone can afford. Even Guy “might” have jumped in, but you’ll need to listen to this extra-long show to find out. The after show is rated a little more PG-13-ish than usual too.
Just what that somebody is supposed to do isn’t directly addressed by the GMen, but it’s about tech news and not being stuck inside forever. Considering they had nothing to talk about 45 minutes before recording, this is one of the longest shows they’ve done in awhile, and the main subject is about should companies invest in dumb terminals to give to people stuck working from home?
As we all start going a little nuts over being stuck inside, take comfort in the fact that this is what it’s like for the GMen…24/7. Lots of rumors about a new low cost iPhone and WILL come out last week! Except it didn’t.
Guy’s Pick: Speed Demons by Radian Games. Another Apple Arcade game where you’re a top down driver either striving for 1st place or to destroy as many cars as you can. Hardest part is figuring out the controls which is touch or mouse driven.
Gaz’s Pick: Photo app calculating Sun, Moon Milkey way also does Time Lapse Calcs helps with DOF and exposure calcs.
Being stuck inside is making us all just a little bit wacky and poor decisions might be made. How else do you describe the continuing MyMac Podcast with the GMen now compounded by inviting Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth podcast?
Guy’s Pick: Grindstone in Apple Arcade. Slog through silly beasts in this hack and slash collect the same kind of maze-y thing. Not really doing it justice but it’s funny fun and free with Apple Arcade. Can be played on the iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, and the Mac.
Stuck at home with nothing to do? Well, take some advice from the GMen…or at least be entertained for an hour or so while NOT taking their advice! A surprising amount of news that’s mostly about just one topic and of course everything you’ve come to expect or dread from the GMen!
Things are becoming VERY interesting over in iPadOS…um…land. Rumors of an Apple-branded smart iPad keyboard WITH a trackpad is floating around out there and it makes much more sense that the Mac going to ARM.
A long time ago, in a land far, far away (well, San Francisco), I met someone who’s zest for life seemed to overcome nearly any obstacle in his way. Beejay Bhatt, a man of many talents, careers, and opinions!
Gaz is away but Guy has a special first time guest Mike Edm (not his actual last name…kinda hard to explain, just go with it)! Apple makes a myriad number of computers. Both desktop and laptops of various shapes, sizes, and options. But what do you do if none of them fit exactly what you want or need?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.