The talk of the Apple community

This special  MacVoices After Dark show is not only a taste of what our Patreon supporters but also supplements some of the topics covered in recent MacVoices episodes. Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Guy Serle cover topics from birdwatching to repair laws impacting tech giants. They tackle challenges faced by tech companies, the implications of right-to-repair laws, and the need for laws to adapt. The panel delves into political and societal debates on law complexity, lobbyist influence, and the importance of considering law beneficiaries. They suggest implementing sunset provisions for law reassessment and emphasize the necessity of updating laws to address evolving circumstances. The episode wraps up with diverse views from the panelists on legislative governance challenges and the value of ongoing dialogue to address societal issues. (Part 1)


Show Notes:


01:17 Birdwatching and Geography Banter
03:21 Importance of Accuracy in Communication
03:48 Concerns about Unauthorized Repairs
05:04 Cost and Reputation Impact of Repair Policies
06:06 Ideas for Improved Monitoring and Repair Processes
09:02 Educating Consumers on Repair Programs
13:07 Discussion on Parts Pairing and Repair Access
14:10 Legislation Impact on Repair Tools and Parts
16:00 Nuances of Repair and User Experience
17:07 Implications of Repair Legislation
18:27 Touch ID and Apple Wallet Functionality
19:24 Enforcing Repair Laws and Impact
20:31 The Complexity of Legislative Decisions
22:10 State Influence on Technology Regulations
23:36 Call for Sunset Provisions in Laws


Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at, on Mastodon at, 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

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., on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

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 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at

Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of and Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he's probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at, and find everything at


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