Tue, 5 September 2023
This MacVoices Live! session starts out with what appears to be hostility towards technology and security in the United Kingdom, access to encrypted data, and the intersection of politics with technology. They explore the benefits of an offline mode for Apple Maps. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Brittany Smith, Jim Rea, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio also cover the significance of both digital and paper maps in the realm of navigation. (Part 1)
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0:00:00 UK's Hostility Towards Tech
iOS 17 has a brilliant offline Apple Maps feature that Google Maps should copy
It’s not just iMessage: UK government could ban Apple security updates
Benjamin Franklin on sacrificing freedom for security
Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Mastodon at @email@example.com, and on his blog, Trending At Work.
Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.
Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @email@example.com on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.
David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @email@example.com on Mastodon.
Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on Twitter and Mastodon.
Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She’s also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator, on Mastodon as @firstname.lastname@example.org, and on YouTube with tech tips.
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00:00:00 UK's Hostility Towards Tech 00:08:30 Apple Maps could use offline mode like Google Maps 00:11:46 Downloading specific cities for map accessibility 00:16:26 The importance of paper maps in areas with no cell signal 00:20:20 The challenge of getting ubiquitous cell coverage west of the Mississippi 00:25:40 Nostalgia for Paper Maps 00:26:40 Traveling and Connectivity: Offline vs. Online 00:31:16 Government Agencies and the Push for Surveillance 00:32:29 Politics and Technology Collide