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Our conversation with Joe Kissel, the author of Take Control of Sonoma, continues as we cover Sonoma’s new or revised features that include menubar icons, Keychain Access, stickers, animations, and widgets. Joe gives us some cautions on a few Sonoma features, discusses Apple’s new documentation for Sonoma, and more. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:03:24 Mac OS: The Target Audience and Windows vs Widgets
0:06:12 Web Browser vs. App: Personal Preference
0:07:03 Apple's Lack of Exciting Features for Productivity
0:08:31 Challenges of Navigating Different Mac Setups
0:11:08 Annoying Menu Bar Icon and Screen Recording Permissions
0:12:31 Bartender App to Organize Menu Bar Icons
0:13:22 Annoyance with Bartender app and recording screen all the time
0:14:33 Apple's purple icon taking up space in menu bar
0:15:47 Additional security and privacy features in Safari
0:18:06 Keychain Access: The Most Hideous App You'll Ever Encounter
0:20:37 Frustration with Password Management in System Settings
0:22:03 Questioning Apple's Threat Model and User Experience
0:22:48 Introduction and Where to Get Joe's Book
0:24:48 The Value of Joe's Books and his Dedication to Helping

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Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter.

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00:03:24 Mac OS: The Target Audience and Windows vs Widgets 00:06:11 Web Browser vs. App: Personal Preference 00:07:02 Apple's Lack of Exciting Features for Productivity 00:08:30 Challenges of Navigating Different Mac Setups 00:11:07 Annoying Menu Bar Icon and Screen Recording Permissions 00:12:30 Bartender App to Organize Menu Bar Icons 00:13:21 Annoyance with Bartender app and recording screen all the time 00:14:33 Apple's purple icon taking up space in menu bar 00:15:47 Additional security and privacy features in Safari 00:18:05 Keychain Access: The Most Hideous App You'll Ever Encounter 00:20:36 Frustration with Password Management in System Settings 00:22:02 Questioning Apple's Threat Model and User Experience 00:22:47 Introduction and Where to Get Joe's Book 00:24:48 The Value of Joe's Books and his Dedication to Helping
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