In the final part of this MacVoices Live! session, Chuck Joiner, Dave Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web Bixby, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, and Jim Rea cover:
- Google Looking For Help Against Apple
- Chamberlain Closes The Garage Door On HomeKit Users
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0:01:46 Google's Unlikely Success with RCS
0:02:33 Easy Communication with Android vs. iMessage Limitations
0:03:10 Government Assistance vs Merit-based Competition
0:04:24 Apple's Concerns with RCS and Carrier Dependency
0:06:03 Privacy Concerns and the Role of Google in RCS
0:07:19 Benefits of a Seamless Messaging System across Devices
0:08:36 Chamberlain's Arrogance: Shutting Down Third-Party Interaction
0:10:02 Chamberlain Dominates the Garage Door Opener Market
0:11:56 Clarifying the Unauthorized Access to APIs
0:12:30 MyQ System: Past Support for Multiple Smart Device Systems
0:13:40 Third-party Controllers as Garage Opener Workaround
0:14:59 Convenient Garage Monitoring with Cameras
0:16:25 Chamberlain's desire for ads and revenue generation
0:19:03 Chamberlain's focus on subscription services over advertising revenue
0:22:21 Extracting rent and extorting customers with diminishing value
0:23:43 Potential solutions and alternatives to Chamberlain's offerings
0:25:19 Final thoughts and reflections on the discussion
Google turns to regulators to make Apple open up iMessage
What is RCS messaging? Everything you need to know about the SMS successor
This smart garage door controller is no longer very smart
Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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 email@example.com, on Mastodon at @firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 @email@example.com.
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.
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00:01:45 Google's Unlikely Success with RCS 00:02:32 Easy Communication with Android vs. iMessage Limitations 00:03:09 Government Assistance vs Merit-based Competition 00:04:23 Apple's Concerns with RCS and Carrier Dependency 00:06:03 Privacy Concerns and the Role of Google in RCS 00:07:19 Benefits of a Seamless Messaging System across Devices 00:08:35 Chamberlain's Arrogance: Shutting Down Third-Party Interaction 00:10:01 Chamberlain Dominates the Garage Door Opener Market 00:11:56 Clarifying the Unauthorized Access to APIs 00:12:29 MyQ System: Past Support for Multiple Smart Device Systems 00:13:39 Third-party Controllers as Garage Opener Workaround 00:14:58 Convenient Garage Monitoring with Cameras 00:16:25 Chamberlain's desire for ads and revenue generation 00:19:02 Chamberlain's focus on subscription services over advertising revenue 00:22:21 Extracting rent and extorting customers with diminishing value 00:23:43 Potential solutions and alternatives to Chamberlain's offerings 00:25:19 Final thoughts and reflections on the discussion