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To wrap up the MacVoices Live! holiday party, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigJim Rea, and Brittany Smith critique a company claiming to eavesdrop on phone conversations, condemning the invasion of privacy and the gathering conversation keywords for targeted marketing. Flipboard and Threads moving to the Fediverse, Threads' growth with over 10 million users in six months and where they stand in relation to their competition are reviewed and preferences commented on. 

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides

This edition of MacVoices is supported by the MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides. Holiday conversations and great gear picks by our panelists. Check them out: http://MacVoices.com/HolidayGiftGuides

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:13 Commentary on the use of audio in a podcast
0:01:56 Android vs. iPhone: The Debate Begins
0:02:31 Unethical Business Practices and the Stupidity of Bragging
0:04:02 Ethics vs. Useful Data: Targeted Marketing Dilemma
0:06:13 The Stupidity Factor: Apps Listening to Conversations?
0:09:42 Flipboard and Threads Joining the Fediverse
0:11:23 Debate on the Cultural Impact of Threads vs X
0:14:36 Distinguishing X as a Microblogging Platform from Twitter
0:23:01 Webb's abuse in the chat room and holiday season farewell
0:26:47 Mastodon ProView Challenge: Show Love to Jim on Mastodon

Links:

One advertiser may be able to listen in on you — if you have an older Android device 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/15/one-advertiser-may-be-able-to-listen-in-on-you----if-you-have-an-android-phone

Marketing company claims it can eavesdrop on your conversations thru your devices 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/15/eavesdrop-on-your-conversations/

Flipboard is moving to the fediverse 
https://www.engadget.com/flipboard-is-moving-to-the-fediverse-170426320.html

Visualizing How Big Tech Companies Make Their Billions 
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/big-tech-companies-billions/

Guests:

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips

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00:01:12 Commentary on the use of audio in a podcast 00:01:55 Android vs. iPhone: The Debate Begins 00:02:30 Unethical Business Practices and the Stupidity of Bragging 00:04:02 Ethics vs. Useful Data: Targeted Marketing Dilemma 00:06:13 The Stupidity Factor: Apps Listening to Conversations? 00:09:41 Flipboard and Threads Joining the Fediverse 00:11:22 Debate on the Cultural Impact of Threads vs X 00:14:36 Distinguishing X as a Microblogging Platform from Twitter 00:23:01 Web's abuse in the chat room and holiday season farewell 00:26:47 Mastodon ProView Challenge: Show Love to Jim on Mastodon
Direct download: MV23321.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! holiday party rolls on as the panel discusses Apple's recent test flight data loss and whether it is a significant event given that the data was 10 years old. Shifting focus, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigJim Rea, and Brittany Smith discuss the termination of Adobe’s deal with Figma and their fine for difficult-to-cancel subscription policies. That leads to comparisons and frustration with other companies that engage in the same practices. 

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides

This edition of MacVoices is supported by the MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides. Holiday conversations and great gear picks by our panelists. Check them out: http://MacVoices.com/HolidayGiftGuides

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:02 Archiving old software and the accessibility of vintage apps
0:06:22 Concerns about online privacy and data vulnerability
0:08:23 The sensitivity of data and the potential consequences
0:09:22 Beeper Controversy: Privacy Concerns and Speculation
0:10:46 Speculation about software preservation and developer choices
0:13:04 Perspectives on software preservation and personal experiences
0:14:31 Apple's stock market success and Adobe's failed Figma deal
0:17:32 Tech Krampus Strikes Again
0:19:07 Uncertain Future for Figma after Failed Acquisition
0:21:51 The Breakup Fee: Immediate Payment Upon Deal Disclosure
0:22:14 Adobe's $6 Billion Cash and Stock Options Impact
0:23:22 Size Comparison: Canva vs Figma
0:23:55 Canva's Expansion Raises Questions about Figma's Future
0:25:23 Adobe's Difficult Subscription Model
0:26:35 Congress should address companies abusing customer power
0:29:23 Xfinity data breach exposes customer information

Links:

Apple TestFlight servers from 2012 to 2015 leak, containing terabytes of data 
https://www.eurogamer.net/apple-testflight-servers-from-2012-to-2015-leak-containing-terabytes-of-data

Apple Hits Record High While Big Tech Stocks Rally 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-12-13/apple-climbs-to-hit-fresh-all-time-high-as-tech-rally-extends

Adobe's Figma buy isn't going to happen, and will cost Adobe $1 billion 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/18/adobes-figma-deal-isnt-going-to-happen-and-will-cost-adobe-1-billion?utm_medium=rss

Adobe faces big fines from FTC over difficult subscription cancellation 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/14/adobe-faces-big-fines-from-ftc-over-difficult-subscription-cancellation

Xfinity data breach revealed: Names, contact info, security Q&As, and more at risk 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/19/xfinity-data-breach-hack/

Guests:

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:00:00 Apple's loss of test flight data and Adobe's bad week 00:02:02 Archiving old software and the accessibility of vintage apps 00:06:22 Concerns about online privacy and data vulnerability 00:08:23 The sensitivity of data and the potential consequences 00:09:22 Beeper Controversy: Privacy Concerns and Speculation 00:10:45 Speculation about software preservation and developer choices 00:13:04 Perspectives on software preservation and personal experiences 00:14:31 Apple's stock market success and Adobe's failed Figma deal 00:17:32 Tech Krampus Strikes Again 00:19:06 Uncertain Future for Figma after Failed Acquisition 00:21:50 The Breakup Fee: Immediate Payment Upon Deal Disclosure 00:22:14 Adobe's $6 Billion Cash and Stock Options Impact 00:23:21 Size Comparison: Canva vs Figma 00:23:54 Canva's Expansion Raises Questions about Figma's Future 00:25:23 Adobe's Difficult Subscription Model 00:26:34 Congress should address companies abusing customer power 00:29:23 Xfinity data breach exposes customer information
Direct download: MV23320.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

As part of the MacVoices Live! holiday party, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigJim Rea, and Brittany Smith discuss the Apple Watch situation. Apple's rare acknowledgment sparks speculation on sales strategy and complicates those looking to purchase the device for the holidays. The panel also reviews the developments in the messaging encryption controversy, condemning misinformation from politicians and media. Doubting significant regulatory changes, the conversation highlights the importance of factual media coverage. 

 

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides

This edition of MacVoices is supported by the MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides. Holiday conversations and great gear picks by our panelists. Check them out: http://MacVoices.com/HolidayGiftGuides

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:35 MacVoices Live Holiday Party Begins
0:03:19 Holiday Decorations and Red Shirts
0:07:22 Speculation on Software Alterations and Apple Watch Sales
0:09:10 Implications of the Court Case on Apple Watch Sales Worldwide
0:09:52 Apple's Late Announcement and Implications of Biden Administration
0:13:05 Request for Recall and Hardware Changes for Apple Watches
0:13:20 The Apple Watch Debate: Can Apple Brick Purchased Watches?
0:15:57 Biden's Potential Veto and Massimo CEO's Power Struggle
0:16:16 Stalled Negotiations with Massimo
0:18:00 Apple's Unwillingness to Reach a Fair Deal
0:19:26 Apple Watch Controversy and Urgency to Purchase
0:21:47 Keeping an Eye on the Topic
0:22:01 Frustration with the Overplayed Beeper Topic
0:23:32 Mainstream Media's Lack of Knowledge and Nonsense Reporting
0:26:19 Potential Support for Enacting DMA-like Laws in the US
0:29:01 Concerns about Apple's Monopoly and Antitrust Subcommittee's involvement
0:30:58 Apple Haters and Publicity Stunts in Congress
0:33:17 The Mainstream Media's Role in Ignoring Facts and Glossing Over Details

Links:

Apple to halt Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 sales in the US this week 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/18/apple-halting-apple-watch-series-9-and-apple-watch-ultra-2-sales/

Apple could avoid US Apple Watch ban with software update
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/19/apple-could-avoid-us-apple-watch-ban-with-software-update

Masimo CEO on Looming Apple Watch Ban: 'These Guys Have Been Caught With Their Hands in the Cookie Jar’ 
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/19/masimo-ceo-on-apple-watch-ban/

The slow death of Beeper continues, and more senators want to get involved 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/18/the-slow-death-of-beeper-continues-and-more-senators-want-to-get-involved

"Beeper Mini" app lets Android users send texts to iPhones with blue iMessage bubbles 
https://youtu.be/BeJs0XOvFrw?si=HwVFnPoA0TaIJ3Xh

Guests:

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:00:34 MacVoices Live Holiday Party Begins 00:03:18 Holiday Decorations and Red Shirts 00:07:22 Speculation on Software Alterations and Apple Watch Sales 00:09:10 Implications of the Court Case on Apple Watch Sales Worldwide 00:09:52 Apple's Late Announcement and Implications of Biden Administration 00:13:04 Request for Recall and Hardware Changes for Apple Watches 00:13:20 The Apple Watch Debate: Can Apple Brick Purchased Watches? 00:15:56 Biden's Potential Veto and Massimo CEO's Power Struggle 00:16:15 Stalled Negotiations with Massimo 00:17:59 Apple's Unwillingness to Reach a Fair Deal 00:19:25 Apple Watch Controversy and Urgency to Purchase 00:21:46 Keeping an Eye on the Topic 00:22:00 Frustration with the Overplayed Beeper Topic 00:23:32 Mainstream Media's Lack of Knowledge and Nonsense Reporting 00:26:19 Potential Support for Enacting DMA-like Laws in the US 00:29:00 Concerns about Apple's Monopoly and Antitrust Subcommittee's involvement 00:30:57 Apple Haters and Publicity Stunts in Congress 00:33:16 The Mainstream Media's Role in Ignoring Facts and Glossing Over Details

Direct download: MV23319.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

In the final Update for 2023, host Chuck Joiner offers his appreciation for everyone who participates in MacVoices from both sides of the camera and mic, talks about what was accomplished in 2023 and some of what is to come in 2024, reviews the Holiday Gift Guides, and finishes up with the Support Report.

Show Notes:

Links:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides

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00:00:00 December 2023 Mac Voices Update and Appreciation 00:01:09 Mac Voices Holiday Gift Guides and Dedicated Page 00:02:38 Plans for 2023 and Upcoming CES Coverage 00:03:37 Reflecting on a Productive Year and Resolutions for 2024 00:04:18 Special Attention to Patreon Subscribers 00:05:19 Support Report: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Subscribers 00:06:09 Thanking Subscribers and Wishing for a Happy New Year 00:07:19 Advertising and Bandwidth Partnerships

Direct download: MV23318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, and Guy Serle scrutinizes Tidal's surprising solid revenue and profi resilience despite a 10% staff layoff. The conversation then to Spotify's sustainability and Amex's perception of Apple Card's lacking premium appeal. 

This edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Magazine, our free magazine on Flipboard. Updated daily with the best articles on the web to help you do more with your Apple gear and adjacent tech, access MacVoices Magazine content on Flipboard, on the web, or in your favorite RSS reader.

http://MacVoices.com/Magazine

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:03:08 Tidal's Revenue and Profit
0:05:22 Tidal's Decline and Staff Cuts
0:07:03 Exploring Tools to Transfer Title Playlists
0:08:40 Spotify's Profits and Potential for Future Success
0:11:49 Confusion between Spotify and Epic Games
0:13:19 Jury's Decision: Would They Side with Apple or Not?
0:14:39 Legal Arguments vs Lay Jury: A Judge's Perspective
0:15:45 Concerns about Goldman Sachs' lack of consumer credit experience
0:17:05 Speculation on the percentage of Apple customers with bad credit
0:17:41 Differentiating Apple customers and Apple Cardholders
0:19:42 The lack of data makes it difficult to determine creditworthiness
0:21:19 Speculating on potential rebound options for Apple Card

Links:

Tidal is laying off 10 percent of its staff 
https://www.engadget.com/tidal-is-laying-off-10-percent-of-its-staff-140112305.html

Google Loses Antitrust Case Brought by Epic Games 
https://www.wsj.com/tech/google-loses-antitrust-case-brought-by-epic-games-651f5987

Apple Card might not be 'premium' enough for Amex, the card issuer's CEO hints 
https://www.imore.com/apple/apple-card-might-not-be-premium-enough-for-amex-the-card-issuers-ceo-hints

Subscriber share held by smartphone operating systems in the United States from 2012 to 2023 
https://www.statista.com/statistics/266572/market-share-held-by-smartphone-platforms-in-the-united-states/

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:03:08 Tidal's Revenue and Profit 00:05:22 Tidal's Decline and Staff Cuts 00:07:02 Exploring Tools to Transfer Title Playlists 00:08:39 Spotify's Profits and Potential for Future Success 00:11:49 Confusion between Spotify and Epic Games 00:13:18 Jury's Decision: Would They Side with Apple or Not? 00:14:38 Legal Arguments vs Lay Jury: A Judge's Perspective 00:15:45 Concerns about Goldman Sachs' lack of consumer credit experience 00:17:04 Speculation on the percentage of Apple customers with bad credit 00:17:40 Differentiating Apple customers and Apple Cardholders 00:19:41 The lack of data makes it difficult to determine creditworthiness 00:21:18 Speculating on potential rebound options for Apple Card

Direct download: MV23317.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! discussion spotlights Apple’s latest stolen device protection measures and why you should adopt them. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, and Guy Serle underscore the importance of smartphone security in public spaces and Face ID. The panel also touches on how FineWoven is holding up after a rough start, as well as 23andMe's controversial terms of service changes, and AI tools' potential to impersonate live personalities. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:24 Positive reception to Apple's stolen device protection feature
0:02:55 Enhanced Phone Security with Biometric Scanning
0:07:04 iPhone as a Tracker: Enhanced Theft Deterrent
0:09:21 Fine Woven Bands vs Leather: User Satisfaction Debate
0:11:13 The Irony of Apple's Leather Band Decision
0:13:17 Quality issues with new Apple Watch bands
0:15:53 Pondering Magnetic Link Bands on Amazon
0:17:13 Magnetic Watch Bands and Knockoff Melanies
0:19:03 23andMe's Controversial Terms of Service Change
0:20:27 Curious Speculations and Password Changes
0:21:41 Celebrities Tricked into Recording Propaganda Videos
0:23:02 War situation and misuse of celebrity contracts
0:25:30 Technology's impact on video editing and celebrity earnings
0:28:24 Impersonating people with AI tools
0:30:11 The danger of fictional content being mistaken as real
0:32:01 Samuel L. Jackson as the Voice of Vader?

Links:

Apple Makes Security Changes to Protect Users From iPhone Thefts 
https://www.wsj.com/tech/personal-tech/apple-iphone-ios-update-stolen-device-protection-698d760e?st=vg2nkphglwtsx9w&reflink=article_copyURL_share

Apple Makes Security Changes to Protect Users From iPhone Thefts 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/06/google-drive-offers-possible-fix-for-missing-files-but-isnt-guaranteedf

Apple Makes Security Changes to Protect Users From iPhone Thefts
https://www.mactrast.com/2023/12/apple-named-as-petas-2023-company-of-the-year/

Are FineWoven Apple Watch bands really better than leather ones? 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/07/finewoven-apple-watch-bands-leather/

OCTT Pacific Blue FineWoven Magnetic Link Band Compatible with Apple Watch Band 38mm 40mm 41mm, Woven Loop Strap 
https://amzn.to/41FClcs

23andMe frantically changed its terms of service to prevent hacked customers from suing 
https://www.engadget.com/23andme-frantically-changed-its-terms-of-service-to-prevent-hacked-customers-from-suing-152434306.html

U.S. celebrities were tricked into recording videos later doctored into anti-Zelenskyy propaganda 
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/misinformation/celebrities-tricked-cameo-videos-russia-ukraine-propoganda-elijah-wood-rcna128331

Jimmy Kimmel Says George Santos Is Demanding $20,000 for Showing Cameos on Late Night Show 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/jimmy-kimmel-george-santos-demanding-money-airing-cameos-1235746697/

Cameo 
https://www.cameo.com/

New bedtime story voiced by Jimmy Stewart just in time for Christmas, 26 years after his death 
https://www.mynbc5.com/article/bedtime-story-voiced-by-jimmy-stewart-christmas/46072345

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:02:24 Positive reception to Apple's stolen device protection feature 00:02:54 Enhanced Phone Security with Biometric Scanning 00:07:04 iPhone as a Tracker: Enhanced Theft Deterrent 00:09:21 Fine Woven Bands vs Leather: User Satisfaction Debate 00:11:12 The Irony of Apple's Leather Band Decision 00:13:17 Quality issues with new Apple Watch bands 00:15:53 Pondering Magnetic Link Bands on Amazon 00:17:12 Magnetic Watch Bands and Knockoff Melanies 00:19:03 23andMe's Controversial Terms of Service Change 00:20:27 Curious Speculations and Password Changes 00:21:41 Celebrities Tricked into Recording Propaganda Videos 00:23:02 War situation and misuse of celebrity contracts 00:25:29 Technology's impact on video editing and celebrity earnings 00:28:24 Impersonating people with AI tools 00:30:11 The danger of fictional content being mistaken as real 00:32:01 Samuel L. Jackson as the Voice of Vader?
Direct download: MV23316.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel discusses the controversy surrounding Beeper, questioning whether it's a case of innovation or something less above-board. The back-and-forth between Beeper and Apple results in concerns about the security implications of giving out Apple IDs. The discussion shifts to the broader topic of politicians, particularly Elizabeth Warren, making statements about technology without a deep understanding of the issues at hand, with Beeper front and center. Overall, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, and Guy Serle explore the complexities of interoperability, user experience, and Apple's decision-making in the context of iMessage and Beeper. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:05:18 Beeper: Apple's Block and Unblocking Methods
0:06:17 Forging certificates and Apple's response
0:07:42 Beeper's sudden shift to being a free service
0:10:19 Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Tech Grandstanding
0:12:47 Politicians and Technology: Broad Strokes vs. Single Issues
0:14:39 Elizabeth Warren's Twitter Post Criticized
0:16:12 Apple's Reputation and Tech Company Misconceptions
0:19:53 Android vs. Apple: User Interface Differentiation
0:21:57 Apple's Motive for iMessage: Breaking Carrier Monopoly or Selling Phones?
0:23:47 Beeper App: Motivated by Acquisition Potential
0:25:20 Web's Positive Experience with CarPlay in Tesla

Links:

Apple Confirms It Shut Down iMessage for Android App Beeper Mini 
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/10/apple-confirms-it-shut-down-beeper-mini/

iMessage for Android App 'Beeper Mini' is Back, Apple ID Sign In Now Required and Phone Numbers Don't Work 
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/11/beeper-mini-android-imessage-app-back/

Beeper’s iMessage app for Android is back — but it’s a downgrade 
https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/11/23997097/beeper-mini-android-imessage-app-working-again

Senator Warren wades into Apple's Beeper fight with irrelevant antitrust rhetoric 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/11/senator-warren-wades-into-apples-beeper-fight-with-irrelevant-antitrust-rhetoric

Beeper Mini restores its iMessage app for Android and makes it free, but will it last? 
https://9to5google.com/2023/12/11/beeper-mini-restored-apple/

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:05:17 Beeper: Apple's Block and Unblocking Methods 00:06:16 Forging certificates and Apple's response 00:07:41 Beeper's sudden shift to being a free service 00:10:18 Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Tech Grandstanding 00:12:47 Politicians and Technology: Broad Strokes vs. Single Issues 00:14:38 Elizabeth Warren's Twitter Post Criticized 00:16:12 Apple's Reputation and Tech Company Misconceptions 00:19:52 Android vs. Apple: User Interface Differentiation 00:21:56 Apple's Motive for iMessage: Breaking Carrier Monopoly or Selling Phones? 00:23:46 Beeper App: Motivated by Acquisition Potential 00:25:19 Web's Positive Experience with CarPlay in Tesla
Direct download: MV23315.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenJeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, Mark Fuccio, and Web Bixby discuss KISS's future through digital avatars, with panelists expressing opinions about this version of digital immortality. . Financial opportunities and concerns about avatar ownership and technological advancements in entertainment are discussed. They also compare Spotify to Netflix and critique Spotify's business model in the podcast industry. The show wraps with a humorous story about a Washington, D.C. robbery, where thieves returned an Android phone, mistakenly thinking it was an iPhone. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 KISS's Last Live Show as a Band KISS's Digital Avatars: The Future of Music?
0:03:13 The Question of Excitement: Kiss vs Other Bands
0:05:14 Keeping Music Alive: Tribute Bands and Legacy Preservation
0:07:22 The Future of Music: New People and Leveraging Legacy
0:09:01 Avatars and Death: What Happens to the Band?
0:10:47 The Rise of Independent Artists
0:11:51 The economics of live albums versus internet delivery
0:13:26 Advancing the art of virtual concerts and its potential
0:15:36 The controversy and future of VR concerts and avatars
0:20:23 Downsizing and Layoffs at Spotify
0:23:47 Uncertainty and Changing Landscape for Audio Streaming Companies
0:25:42 Spotify's Comparison to Netflix Falls Short
0:29:01 The concept of profitability and business model
0:30:58 A robbery with an unexpected twist
0:31:59 A Classic Story of Robbery and Unusual Outcome

Links:

Kiss say farewell to live touring, become first US band to go virtual and become digital avatars 
https://apnews.com/article/kiss-digital-avatars-end-of-road-finale-37a8ae9905099343c7b41654b2344d0c

ABBA Voyage
https://abbavoyage.com/theconcert/

"Kiss and Make-Up: A Memoir" by Gene Simmons
https://amzn.to/4ay262L

Spotify is laying off 1,500 employees, who will be notified later today 
https://www.engadget.com/spotify-is-laying-off-1500-employees-081521615.html

Thieves return stolen Android phone after realizing it’s not an iPhone: ‘We don’t want this’
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/04/stolen-android-phone-returned-iphone/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:00:38 KISS's Digital Evolution and Future as Avatars 00:02:13 The Debate: KISS Avatars - Intriguing or Commercialized Future? 00:05:14 Keeping the Music Alive: Tribute Bands and Legacy Preservation 00:10:47 Artists Gaining Power Over Record Labels 00:11:51 The Economics of Live Albums vs Virtual Concerts 00:16:24 The Rise of Tribute Bands and Avatar Performances 00:20:04 Spotify's struggle to achieve profitability and downsizing efforts 00:23:46 The changing landscape of audio streaming and its future challenges 00:25:41 Spotify's struggles in the podcast industry compared to Netflix 00:28:38 Uncertain future for Spotify's profitability 00:29:00 The concept of profitability and business model 00:30:48 Audio licensees and the better business model 00:31:58 A Classic Robbery Story Unfolds 00:33:08 Introductions and greetings 00:35:15 Jeff Gammon's social media platforms 00:36:43 A Shoutout to Frank and Well Wishes 00:38:37 Introduction and Acknowledgments
Direct download: MV23314.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenJeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, Mark Fuccio, and Web Bixby highlights privacy concerns with Plex, QR codes, and the 23andMe hack. Plex's mistake in sharing viewing summaries without consent is discussed. The conversation touches on QR code risks, cautioning against blind scanning, and the 23andMe hack, emphasizing skepticism and informed decision-making. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:29 Privacy in Viewing Choices
0:02:06 Opt-out vs Opt-in: A Poor Decision by Plex
0:04:05 Consensus: Opt-in Should Have Been the Choice
0:04:52 Different Devices for Running Plex Servers
0:07:07 Different use cases for Plex interface
0:08:25 Hybrid approach: owning discs and streaming convenience
0:11:54 Organizing Media with Drobo and Mac Mini
0:13:47 Be cautious with QR codes to avoid hacking
0:15:38 QR Code Preview: A Helpful Tool for Link Previews
0:15:57 Beware of Suspicious Sites and URLs
0:17:12 23andMe Hack: Bigger Than Initially Indicated
0:18:26 Sharing Feature Leads to Massive Data Breach
0:22:27 Morally Suspect Practices of Genetic Database Companies
0:24:59 Henrietta Lacks and the Lack of Consent in Medical Research

Links:

Plex Users Fear New Feature Will Leak Porn Habits to Their Friends and Family
https://www.404media.co/plex-users-fear-discover-together-week-in-review-feature-will-leak-porn-habits-to-their-friends-and-family/

How to Not Get Hacked by a QR Code 
https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-qr-code-hacks-avoid/

23andMe confirms hackers stole ancestry data on 6.9 million users
https://techcrunch.com/2023/12/04/23andme-confirms-hackers-stole-ancestry-data-on-6-9-million-users

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:01:29 Privacy in Viewing Choices 00:02:05 Opt-out vs Opt-in: A Poor Decision by Plex 00:04:04 Consensus: Opt-in Should Have Been the Choice 00:04:52 Different Devices for Running Plex Servers 00:07:07 Different use cases for Plex interface 00:08:25 Hybrid approach: owning discs and streaming convenience 00:11:54 Organizing Media with Drobo and Mac Mini 00:13:46 Be cautious with QR codes to avoid hacking 00:15:38 QR Code Preview: A Helpful Tool for Link Previews 00:15:56 Beware of Suspicious Sites and URLs 00:17:11 23andMe Hack: Bigger Than Initially Indicated 00:18:26 Sharing Feature Leads to Massive Data Breach 00:22:26 Morally Suspect Practices of Genetic Database Companies 00:24:58 Henrietta Lacks and the Lack of Consent in Medical Research

Direct download: MV23313.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenJeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, Mark Fuccio, and Web Bixby look at the latest objective evidence that running Macs can save money over other options, and consider the question of whether you own your digital media, or whether you just think you do. 

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Chapters:

0:05:36 Introducing the topic: Cost of Apple hardware at university
0:06:55 The success of Mac installations in educational institutions
0:08:33 Macs in corporations: high support, employee satisfaction
0:14:12 Prevalence of Mac Stigma in Corporate IT
0:16:16 Lower IT Support Costs and Resistance to Change
0:23:03 The Dilemma of Physical Media and VHS Players
0:26:32 The Economics of Storing Digital Videos
0:30:18 PlayStation and Microsoft drop video marketplaces
0:32:29 The Importance of Physical Media for Sci-Fi Fans
0:33:24 Old Cartoons: Edited for Political Correctness
0:33:39 Concerns of revisionist history and potential piracy
0:35:09 Exploring alternatives to preserve favorite movies or TV shows

Links:

Apple @ Work: How The University of Kentucky reduced labor cost by 60% with Apple 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/02/thoughts-on-the-university-of-kentuckys-apple-deployment/

You Don't Own the Digital Shows and Movies That You 'Bought' 
https://lifehacker.com/entertainment/you-dont-own-digital-media

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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Direct download: MV23312.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Kirk McElhearn and host Chuck Joiner wrap up MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6 with gifts that include video gear, a lifestyle product, a productivity product, and something just plain fun. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

0:00:53 Dyson Air Filter Fan for Clean Air and Comfort
0:02:56 Maintenance and Longevity of Dyson Air Filter
0:04:49 Insta360 Flow Gimbal: Compact and Feature-Packed
0:06:30 Insta360: Making Great and Performative Tech Products
0:06:40 Kirk's Preference for Still Photography
0:09:36 Introducing the Forever Spin Toy
0:10:28 Mesmerizing Glass Spinning Stand
0:12:00 The mesmerizing experience of fidget spinners
0:13:34 Finding focus and creativity with ambient music
0:14:59 Music as a Mood Booster for Productivity
0:16:41 Productivity and Freedom with Dictation
0:18:00 Tips for Effective Speaking and Microphone Usage
0:27:20 The Awkwardness of Multiple Monitors
0:28:58 Personal Preference: Single Monitor vs Multiple Monitors
0:30:09 Simplifying My Writing Process
0:30:30 Simplifying Writing: Text Editors vs. Word Processors

Links:

Kirk McElhearn’s Picks:

Logitech MX Master 3S - Wireless Performance Mouse 
https://amzn.to/3RrBwzj

Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ HP07 Air Purifier, Heater, and Fan 
https://amzn.to/3TqRWe0

ForeverSpin Titanium Top and Spinning Base Pack 
https://amzn.to/3RKRsxY

15-Minute Hourglass Sand Timer 
https://amzn.to/3tdacgp

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Insta360 Flow Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone, AI-Powered Gimbal, 3-Axis Stabilization, Built-in Tripod, Portable & Foldable, Auto Tracking Phone Stabilizer 
https://amzn.to/3GKuBfV

MOUNT PRO Vertical Dual Monitor Stand for 2 Computer Screen up to 32 Inch/33lbs Each, Stacked Monitor Mount, Free-Standing Monitor Desk stand with Swivel, Tilt, Height Adjustable, VESA Stand 100 x 100 
https://amzn.to/3RuxFSk

MacVoices #23139: NAB – Insta360 Introduces A Versatile New AI-Powered Stabilizer

Guests:

Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more. He is a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is an avid podcaster who’s shows include The Next Track, The Committed, The Intego Mac Podcast, PhotoActive and The Zen of Everything. You can follow him on Twitter, and visit his personal web site, Kirkville.

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00:00:52 Dyson Air Filter Fan for Clean Air and Comfort 00:02:55 Maintenance and Longevity of Dyson Air Filter 00:04:48 Insta360 Flow Gimbal: Compact and Feature-Packed 00:06:29 Insta360: Making Great and Performative Tech Products 00:06:39 Kirk's Preference for Still Photography 00:09:36 Introducing the Forever Spin Toy 00:10:27 Mesmerizing Glass Spinning Stand 00:11:59 The mesmerizing experience of fidget spinners 00:13:33 Finding focus and creativity with ambient music 00:14:59 Music as a Mood Booster for Productivity 00:16:40 Productivity and Freedom with Dictation 00:17:59 Tips for Effective Speaking and Microphone Usage 00:27:19 The Awkwardness of Multiple Monitors 00:28:57 Personal Preference: Single Monitor vs Multiple Monitors 00:30:09 Simplifying My Writing Process 00:30:29 Simplifying Writing: Text Editors vs. Word Processors
Direct download: MV23311.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Kirk McElhearn and host Chuck Joiner deliver the first part of MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6 as the holiday starts to close in on us. From productivity to protection devices, find something that suits the tech person on your list. (Part 1) 

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MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard 
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:01:31 How the Gift Guide Show Works
0:02:27 The convenience of the PodMic USB microphone
0:03:31 Reducing visual static with the Rode DS2 desktop mic stand
0:04:55 Rode mic and stand versatility
0:06:20 Recommendation: Catalyst waterproof case for AirPods Pro
0:07:20 Durability and features of the Catalyst case
0:08:27 Importance of investing in quality cases
0:09:28 Discussion on various types of AirPods and headphones
0:11:59 Discovering the Logitech MX Master 3S for Mac
0:13:31 The preference for mice over trackpads
0:16:13 Keyboard Preferences: Snobs vs. Nonchalant Users
0:19:53 STM MagArm: An Extra Screen for Mobile Users
0:20:57 Personalization and the Search for the Perfect Setup

Links:

Kirk McElhearn’s Picks:

Rode DS2 Mic Stand
https://amzn.to/41FKo9z

https://rode.com/en/accessories/stands-bars/ds2

Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone 
https://amzn.to/3va4jkr

Logitech MX Master 3S - Wireless Performance Mouse 
https://amzn.to/3RrBwzj

Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ HP07 Air Purifier, Heater, and Fan 
https://amzn.to/3TqRWe0

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone 
https://amzn.to/4ap1rAA

Catalyst Waterproof Special Edition Case for AirPods Pro (1st and 2nd Gen) Wireless and USB-C Charging Compatible
https://amzn.to/3NRNIbZ

STM MagArm – MagSafe Accessory - Mount iPhone on Laptop or Monitor
https://amzn.to/481FrKo


Guests:

Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more. He is a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is an avid podcaster who’s shows include The Next Track, The Committed, The Intego Mac Podcast, PhotoActive and The Zen of Everything. You can follow him on Twitter, and visit his personal web site, Kirkville.

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00:01:30 How the Gift Guide Show Works 00:02:26 The convenience of the PodMic USB microphone 00:03:31 Reducing visual static with the Rode DS2 desktop mic stand 00:04:55 Rode mic and stand versatility 00:06:20 Recommendation: Catalyst waterproof case for AirPods Pro 00:07:20 Durability and features of the Catalyst case 00:08:26 Importance of investing in quality cases 00:09:27 Discussion on various types of AirPods and headphones 00:11:42 Exclusive Offer: Try Incogni Risk-Free with Money-Back Guarantee 00:11:59 Discovering the Logitech MX Master 3S for Mac 00:13:31 The preference for mice over trackpads 00:16:13 Keyboard Preferences: Snobs vs. Nonchalant Users 00:19:52 STM MagArm: An Extra Screen for Mobile Users 00:20:57 Personalization and the Search for the Perfect Setup

Direct download: MV23310.mp3
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In this MacVoices Briefing, Chuck outlines his experience with the Shokz OpenComm2 Open-Ear Bone Conduction Headphones. An over of features and controls, fit, sound quality both for the user and those engaging with them, and use cases are included. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction and Overview of Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones
0:01:08 Features and Design of the Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones
0:02:38 Listening Experience and Additional Features of the OpenComm2 Headphones
0:03:57 Comfort and Battery Life of the OpenComm2 Headphones
0:05:11 Pricing and Where to Purchase the OpenComm2 Headphones

Links:

Shokz OpenComm2 Open-Ear bone Conduction Headphones (Shokz.com)
https://shokz.com/products/opencomm2

Shokz OpenComm2 Open-Ear bone Conduction Headphones (Amazon)
https://amzn.to/3Nrvf5u

Shokz Loop 110 USB-C Wireless Adapter for OpenComm2 (Shokz.com) 
https://shokz.com/products/loop-110-wireless-adapter

Shokz Loop 110 USB-C Wireless Adapter for OpenComm2 (Amazon)
https://amzn.to/41sTYMS

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00:00:00 Introduction and Overview of Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones 00:01:07 Features and Design of the Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones 00:02:37 Listening Experience and Additional Features of the OpenComm2 Headphones 00:03:56 Comfort and Battery Life of the OpenComm2 Headphones 00:05:10 Pricing and Where to Purchase the OpenComm2 Headphones

Direct download: MV23309.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Chuck provides a briefing on the function and benefits of the OWC Drive Dock from Other World Computing. Connection, operation, and some suggested use cases are included, as well as recommendations on drive naming and bare drive storage when not in use in the Drive Dock. 

 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction to the OWC Drive Dock and its capabilities
0:00:27 Overview of the controls and indicators on the OWC Drive Dock
0:01:37 Connectivity and usage instructions for the OWC Drive Dock
0:02:34 Performance and recommended usage scenarios for the OWC Drive Dock
0:03:14 Personal testimonial and additional use cases for the OWC Drive Dock
0:04:07 Tips for naming and storing bare drives
0:05:25 Pricing and where to purchase the OWC Drive Dock and protective cases
0:06:06 Conclusion and recommendation for the OWC Drive Dock

Links:

OWC Drive Dock
https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TCDRVDCK/

OWC Drive Dock (Amazon)
https://amzn.to/48fJ5QD

Inateck 3.5 Inch Hard Drive Case HDD Protective Box with Shockproof Dustproof and Anti-static Function, Storage Case for 3.5 inch HDDs https://amzn.to/470ZGGX

ORICO 5-Pack Hard Drive Case Protective Box for 3.5/2.5 Inch SSD HDD Portable with Anti-Static,Shockproof and Dust Proof Travel Storage https://amzn.to/3TkI4T6

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00:00:00 Introduction to the OWC Drive Dock and its capabilities 00:00:26 Overview of the controls and indicators on the OWC Drive Dock 00:01:37 Connectivity and usage instructions for the OWC Drive Dock 00:02:33 Performance and recommended usage scenarios for the OWC Drive Dock 00:03:14 Personal testimonial and additional use cases for the OWC Drive Dock 00:04:07 Tips for naming and storing bare drives 00:05:24 Pricing and where to purchase the OWC Drive Dock and protective cases 00:06:06 Conclusion and recommendation for the OWC Drive Dock

Direct download: MV23308.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel discusses the results of one panel member’s real-world showdown between Apple Maps and Google Waze, discussing their strengths and use cases. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea explore the role of AI in mapping and navigation, highlighting its accuracy and efficiency. Our conversation wraps with an ingenious (and laughable) new practice by thieves to fool AI. (Part 3)

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple Maps vs. Google Waze: A Showdown Begins
0:02:16 Apple Maps excels in city driving, while Waze shines on highways
0:07:29 Apple Maps: A Journey of Improvement
0:08:41 Apple Maps: Offline Maps, the Final Piece of the Puzzle
0:08:57 Web?
0:11:31 Incogni: Taking Back Control of Your Data Privacy
0:12:27 Setting Up Incogni: Easy Steps to Protect Your Personal Data
0:13:18 Criminals using extra fingers to challenge video evidence
0:14:17 Creepy but Ingenious: Criminals' Effort to Escape Jail
0:14:59 Questioning the Reasoning Behind an Unconventional Idea

Links:

A new kind of AI risk I haven’t thought about yet
https://mastodon.social/@nixCraft/111469947823873017

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:00:00 Apple Maps vs. Google Waze: A Showdown Begins 00:02:16 Apple Maps excels in city driving, while Waze shines on highways 00:07:29 Apple Maps: A Journey of Improvement 00:08:40 Apple Maps: Offline Maps, the Final Piece of the Puzzle 00:08:56 Web? 00:11:31 Incogni: Taking Back Control of Your Data Privacy 00:12:26 Setting Up Incogni: Easy Steps to Protect Your Personal Data 00:13:17 Criminals using extra fingers to challenge video evidence 00:14:17 Creepy but Ingenious: Criminals' Effort to Escape Jail 00:14:58 Questioning the Reasoning Behind an Unconventional Idea
Direct download: MV23307.mp3
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The panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea finish comments over the Apple-Goldman Sachs drama, look at the NameDrop misinformation campaign, Google Drive files loss, and a favorable change in Safari. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:36 Unique ID and Apple's Partnership with MasterCard
0:04:17 Surprising Revelation: Retailers Don't Get Bank Card Numbers
0:04:23 Apple Pay Collaboration with Member Banks
0:05:46 Convenient Apple Cash for Transactions
0:06:44 Apple Card vs. Apple Pay: Is it worth it?
0:08:53 Apple's potential fallout with Goldman Sachs
0:11:50 Speculation on the source of the Apple-Goldman Sachs story
0:18:22 Misinformation about a non-security issue
0:20:11 David's mention on MECOS for debunking disinformation
0:20:28 Concerns about legislative bodies not understanding technology
0:22:07 Varying responses from police departments on the issue
0:24:08 Safeguards and confirmation for sharing features
0:25:41 Different Solutions for the Problem
0:26:40 Protecting Your Personal Data with Incogni
0:28:39 Google Drive Users Reporting Disappearing Files
0:32:40 Apple Addresses Annoying Zoom Link Prompt
0:35:33 Apple Card: Tim Cook's Initial Thoughts and User Experience Forward
0:38:36 Wrapping up: Apple Maps vs. Waze

Links:

Apple ending relationship with Goldman Sachs, fate of Apple Card unclear 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/28/apple-ending-relationship-with-goldman-sachs-fate-of-apple-card-unclear/

Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/11/27/ios-17-namedrop-misinformation/

Google Drive users complain of missing files, months of data disappearing
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/11/27/google-drive-users-complain-of-missing-files-months-of-data-disappearing

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:02:36 Unique ID and Apple's Partnership with MasterCard 00:04:17 Surprising Revelation: Retailers Don't Get Bank Card Numbers 00:04:22 Apple Pay Collaboration with Member Banks 00:05:46 Convenient Apple Cash for Transactions 00:06:43 Apple Card vs. Apple Pay: Is it worth it? 00:08:53 Apple's potential fallout with Goldman Sachs 00:11:50 Speculation on the source of the Apple-Goldman Sachs story 00:18:21 Misinformation about a non-security issue 00:20:10 David's mention on MECOS for debunking disinformation 00:20:28 Concerns about legislative bodies not understanding technology 00:22:07 Varying responses from police departments on the issue 00:24:07 Safeguards and confirmation for sharing features 00:25:41 Different Solutions for the Problem 00:26:39 Protecting Your Personal Data with Incogni 00:28:39 Google Drive Users Reporting Disappearing Files 00:32:39 Apple Addresses Annoying Zoom Link Prompt 00:35:32 Apple Card: Tim Cook's Initial Thoughts and User Experience Forward 00:38:36 Wrapping up: Apple Maps vs. Waze

Direct download: MV23306.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel took on breaking news on why Apple decided to pull the plug on the Apple Card relationship with Goldman Sachs, who would be a likely successor, and what the implications are for consumers. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea weigh in. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple and Goldman Sachs part ways
0:06:00 Remembering Charlie Munger
0:06:58 Reflecting on a Remarkable Life
0:09:07 Windows vs. Mac Bug Exorcism
0:11:26 Goldman's dissatisfaction and Apple's initiative in finding new partner
0:12:43 Goldman Sachs losing money due to loan losses
0:14:20 Uncertainty about the fate of Apple savings account
0:22:01 Credit Rating and Charges on Apple Card
0:23:24 Apple's Shift towards Lower-priced iPhone and iPad Market
0:23:42 Apple User Base Shifts with iPhone's Popularity
0:25:34 Apple Demographics and Car Companies' Preferences
0:29:33 Apple Pay and Card Infrastructure
0:31:20 Implications of Apple's demands and potential future of Apple Card

Links:

Apple ending relationship with Goldman Sachs, fate of Apple Card unclear 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/28/apple-ending-relationship-with-goldman-sachs-fate-of-apple-card-unclear/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:00:00 Apple and Goldman Sachs part ways 00:06:00 Remembering Charlie Munger 00:06:58 Reflecting on a Remarkable Life 00:07:48 Introductions and Last Guest Arrives 00:09:06 Windows vs. Mac Bug Exorcism 00:11:26 Goldman's dissatisfaction and Apple's initiative in finding new partner 00:12:42 Goldman Sachs losing money due to loan losses 00:14:19 Uncertainty about the fate of Apple savings account 00:22:00 Credit Rating and Charges on Apple Card 00:23:24 Apple's Shift towards Lower-priced iPhone and iPad Market 00:23:41 Apple User Base Shifts with iPhone's Popularity 00:25:34 Apple Demographics and Car Companies' Preferences 00:29:33 Apple Pay and Card Infrastructure 00:31:20 Implications of Apple's demands and potential future of Apple Card

Direct download: MV23305.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:23pm EDT

To wrap up TV+ Talk for 2023, Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner compare notes on the conclusion of The Morning Show, discuss Buccaneers and Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and look forward to some of the upcoming shows and holiday specials on Apple TV+. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Wrapping up an eventful third season of The Morning Show
0:02:01 Apple TV Plus: New England Patriots Documentary and Foundation Season 3
0:05:57 Monarch, Legacy of Monsters: Surprising Quality in Giant Monster Story
0:07:48 Taking Monster Movies Seriously
0:13:21 Overwhelming number of storylines
0:16:01 Unbelievable merger plot point raises questions
0:18:27 Waiting for the big payoff at the end
0:19:48 Lack of subtlety in Jennifer Aniston's performance
0:22:38 The Importance of Character and Denial
0:24:23 Character Development: Underexplored Potential
0:26:25 Criticism of a controversial scene in the show
0:29:38 Celebrities and the Dark Side of Social Media
0:31:39 Lack of subtlety in portraying Elon Musk character
0:35:19 Discussion on Apple TV Plus and Paramount Plus bundling
0:40:41 Apple services bundles and price point concerns

Guests:

Charlotte Henry is a media junkie, covering how Apple is not just a revolutionary tech firm, but a revolutionary media firm. She is based in London, writes and broadcasts for various outlets, and is the author of Not Buying It, an examination of fake news. You can find her on her The Addition blog, her podcast, in her The Addition newsletter on substack, and on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and TikTok.

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00:00:00 Wrapping up an eventful third season of The Morning Show 00:02:00 Apple TV Plus: New England Patriots Documentary and Foundation Season 3 00:05:57 Monarch, Legacy of Monsters: Surprising Quality in Giant Monster Story 00:07:48 Taking Monster Movies Seriously 00:13:21 Overwhelming number of storylines 00:16:00 Unbelievable merger plot point raises questions 00:18:27 Waiting for the big payoff at the end 00:19:48 Lack of subtlety in Jennifer Aniston's performance 00:22:37 The Importance of Character and Denial 00:24:22 Character Development: Underexplored Potential 00:26:25 Criticism of a controversial scene in the show 00:29:38 Celebrities and the Dark Side of Social Media 00:31:39 Lack of subtlety in portraying Elon Musk character 00:35:19 Discussion on Apple TV Plus and Paramount Plus bundling 00:40:40 Apple services bundles and price point concerns
Direct download: MV23304.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

 "Pilot Pete” HarmonCharles EdgeKelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner finish up the second part of MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #5 with clothing, tech for homeowners, something for cocktail hour, and an idea for a gift that keeps on giving. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:03:01 Pop Socket that allows MagSafe charging
0:05:07 Govee wifi water sensor for home protection
0:09:04 Alert: Water Leak in the Wine Cellar
0:09:44 Introduction to Smokescreen Printing on Etsy
0:11:36 Supporting a Talented Artist with Unique Prints and Shirts
0:12:52 Sharing T-shirt stories and meeting Charles
0:19:25 Introducing the Black & Decker Cocktail Maker BEV
0:20:38 Discovery of an Interesting Item
0:22:03 Wrapping up the guide with a smart heater solution
0:23:12 Technology Solving Problems: Warmth and Teens
0:26:21 Sonos Roam: Compact, Durable, and Versatile Speaker
0:29:51 The Power of Personalized Domain Names
0:32:25 Easy Management and Excellent Customer Service at Hover
0:34:32 Amazon Credit Card: 5% back on Amazon purchases
0:36:30 Benefits of Amazon Credit Card and cautionary advice

Links:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Pete Harmon’s Picks:

OhSnap Snap4 Luxe
httos://ohsnap.com/products/snap-4-luxe

Bev by BLACK+DECKER Cocktail Maker Machine and Drink Maker 
https://amzn.to/47HcIu9

 

Charles Edge’s Picks:

Govee WiFi Water Sensor 3 Pack, Water Leak Detector 100dB Adjustable Alarm and App Alerts, Leak and Drip Alert with Email, Wireless Detector for Home, Basement 
https://amzn.to/46HTGm3

GoveeLife Smart Space Heater, 1500W Fast Electric Heater for Indoor Use with Thermostat, Wi-Fi App & Voice Remote Control
https://amzn.to/47Hozs3


Kelly Guimont’s Picks:

SmokeScreenPrinting
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SmokeScreenPrinting?section%20id=25695202

Sonos Roam
https://amzn.to/3Ra6Mmm

Magnetic Wireless Charger Compatible with Sonos Roam 
https://amzn.to/47IH3sa

 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Twelve South AirFly Pro Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter/ Receiver for up to 2 AirPods /Wireless Headphones; Use with any 3.5 mm Jack 
https://amzn.to/3TcL8R5

Twelve South AirFly USB-C | Wireless transmitter with audio sharing for up to 2 AirPods /wireless headphones to any USB-C device such as iPad/ tablets 
https://amzn.to/3NcZi0G

A domain name and email package from Hover.com

Guests:

Charles Edge has written 9 books and over 3,000 blog posts on technology, with a focus on large-scale systems and server management, including Take Control of OS X Server. He is currently a product manager for JAMF Software. When not playing with computers at work, he can be found at home tinkering with computers for fun. His personal blog is krypted.com, his podcasts are JAMF After Dark and The Mac Admins Podcast, and you can follow him on Twitter.

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

“Pilot Pete” Harmon is a professional avaitor, co-host of MacGeek Gab and co-host of So There I Was. He can be reached on X as @PilotPete.

 

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Direct download: MV23303.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #5 features ”Pilot Pete” HarmonCharles EdgeKelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner picking books, bags, apparel and even something for the kitchen. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:05:06 Custom Slate Coasters: Personalized and Unique Gift Idea
0:08:01 Laser-Etched Gifts: Adding a Personal Touch to Presents
0:14:52 Impressed by the First 3D Printer Pick of the Year
0:15:11 Zippy Pouches for Organizing Travel Accessories
0:17:54 A Bag Problem: Organizational Bags for Electronics
0:19:59 Expand Your Monitor Setup with OWC Thunderbolt Adapter
0:21:40 Price Point and Variability of Holiday Gifts
0:25:51 Discovering the Versatility of a Watch in the Kitchen
0:26:01 The Complexity of Cooking Time for Thanksgiving Dinner
0:27:49 Balancing Safety and Taste in Cooking
0:28:14 Introduction and discussing the need for travel accessories
0:30:25 Discussing the practicality and convenience of the Air Caddy
0:36:35 Innovative External Hard Drive Travel Pouch
0:38:40 Easy to Use and Convenient for Video Producers
0:39:49 Cute Little Bag in Various Colors

Links:

Pete Harmon’s Picks:

RobinsBirdbrain Designs
https://robinsbirdbraindesigns.com/

The Angel of Christmas Paperback by Roger Blair Johnson 
https://amzn.to/3sYimJn

Charles Edge’s Picks:

WEEDO Tina2 3D Printers, Fully Assembled and Auto Leveling Mini 3D Printers for Kids and Beginners, Removable Plateform, Small Enclosed FDM 3D Printers 
https://amzn.to/4803r05

MEATER Plus: Long Range Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer with Bluetooth Booster | for BBQ, Oven, Grill, Kitchen, Smoker, Rotisserie | iOS & Android App
https://amzn.to/4189uxj

Kelly Guimont’s Picks:

Ultralite Sacks
https://ultralitesacks.com/

humangear GoTubb 
https://amzn.to/3t2v0Hi

Waterfield Air Caddy 
https://www.sfbags.com/products/air-caddy


Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

OWC Thunderbolt Dual Displayport Adapter, Dual displays up to 4K @ 60Hz, Single display up to 8K @ 30Hz, 2 DisplayPort 1.4 ports, Compatible with Mac and PC Thunderbolt (USB-C) devices, cable included  
https://amzn.to/47Dv7Id

Afterplug 2-Pocket Pouch for Laptop with Reusable Adhesive, for Portable External SSD 
https://amzn.to/3R0Xedo

USB C Extension Cable 1FT, Type C Extender Cord USB 3.1(10Gbps) Male to Female Right Angle Fast Charging Cable Compatible 
https://amzn.to/46H7LQP

Guests:

Charles Edge has written 9 books and over 3,000 blog posts on technology, with a focus on large-scale systems and server management, including Take Control of OS X Server. He is currently a product manager for JAMF Software. When not playing with computers at work, he can be found at home tinkering with computers for fun. His personal blog is krypted.com, his podcasts are JAMF After Dark and The Mac Admins Podcast, and you can follow him on Twitter.

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

“Pilot Pete” Harmon is a professional avaitor, co-host of MacGeek Gab and co-host of So There I Was. He can be reached on X as @PilotPete.

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00:05:05 Custom Slate Coasters: Personalized and Unique Gift Idea 00:08:01 Laser-Etched Gifts: Adding a Personal Touch to Presents 00:14:51 Impressed by the First 3D Printer Pick of the Year 00:15:11 Zippy Pouches for Organizing Travel Accessories 00:17:54 A Bag Problem: Organizational Bags for Electronics 00:19:59 Expand Your Monitor Setup with OWC Thunderbolt Adapter 00:21:39 Price Point and Variability of Holiday Gifts 00:25:51 Discovering the Versatility of a Watch in the Kitchen 00:26:00 The Complexity of Cooking Time for Thanksgiving Dinner 00:27:48 Balancing Safety and Taste in Cooking 00:28:14 Introduction and discussing the need for travel accessories 00:30:25 Discussing the practicality and convenience of the Air Caddy 00:36:35 Innovative External Hard Drive Travel Pouch 00:38:40 Easy to Use and Convenient for Video Producers 00:39:48 Cute Little Bag in Various Colors

Direct download: MV23302.mp3
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This MacVoices Live! panel wraps up by discussing a new Windows Access app for Mac and iPad that simplifies remote desktop usage. The bright side is that there are benefits for Mac users in a Windows environment and the increasing popularity of Microsoft products for Mac users and Mac usage in large corporations like IBM. We conclude with a Microsoft-oriented warnings about Bing and what you may be asked to give up. (Part 3) 

MacVoices Live!

Today’s edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Live!, our weekly live panel discussion of what is going in the Apple space as well as the larger tech world, and how it is impacting you. Join us live at YouTube.com/MacVoicesTV at 8 PM Eastern 5 PM Pacific, or whatever time that is wherever you are and participate in the chat, or catch the edited and segmented versions of the show on the regular MacVoices channels and feeds.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:02 Introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app
0:03:03 Improved Remote Desktop Tools for Accessing Virtual Desktops
0:04:52 Microsoft's Mac App for Logging into Windows PC
0:07:20 Mac vs PC: A Better Experience for IT Departments
0:07:53 IBM's Mac Investment for Cost Savings
0:09:04 Azure Virtual Desktops as a Sandbox for Developers
0:09:18 Suspicious Request from Microsoft's Image Generator
0:10:28 Microsoft's Request for Birth Date Raises Concerns
0:12:52 Exercise Caution with Microsoft's Image Generator
0:13:43 Age Restrictions and Image Generation in Selling Services
0:14:43 Concerns about Apple's request for birthdates
0:14:58 A Test of Technical Difficulties

Links:

What is Windows App?
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-app/overview

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:02:02 Introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app 00:03:02 Improved Remote Desktop Tools for Accessing Virtual Desktops 00:04:51 Microsoft's Mac App for Logging into Windows PC 00:07:19 Mac vs PC: A Better Experience for IT Departments 00:07:53 IBM's Mac Investment for Cost Savings 00:09:03 Azure Virtual Desktops as a Sandbox for Developers 00:09:17 Suspicious Request from Microsoft's Image Generator 00:10:28 Microsoft's Request for Birth Date Raises Concerns 00:12:51 Exercise Caution with Microsoft's Image Generator 00:13:42 Age Restrictions and Image Generation in Selling Services
Direct download: MV23301.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

David GinsburgBrittany Smith, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, Jim ReaBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, and Ben Roethig discuss the issue of music fraud on Apple Music and Spotify's approach to royalties. Also covered are Apple's Satellite SOS feature and its connection to Qualcomm. Do Apple's business dealings in China and the cancellation of Jon Stewart's show warrant a Congressional inquiry. Finally, the panel examines the role of satirists in shaping public opinion and if journalistic standards do or should apply. (Part 2) 

MacVoices Featured Gear

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple Music fraud and satellite services challenges
0:02:17 Easy setup for gaming the system with music fraud
0:04:35 Apple's Fight Against Music Piracy
0:05:44 Scammers and Fraud in Music Streaming Services
0:07:24 Qualcomm's Satellite SOS and Apple's Free Service Extension
0:11:11 Apple's Potential Payment for Emergency Calls
0:12:45 Apple's Approach vs Android Manufacturers
0:13:27 Apple's Significant Investment
0:15:25 Congress Wants to Talk to Apple and Jon Stewart
0:16:19 Freedom of Speech Concerns and Government Involvement
0:17:34 Suspicions of External Influence Arise
0:18:46 Apple's Dilemma: Balancing Business and Chinese System
0:20:24 First Amendment Rights and Apple's Broadcasting Obligations
0:21:55 Congressional Scrutiny on Apple's China Ties
0:25:16 Comedians blurring the lines between activism and entertainment
0:27:18 Concerns over Jon Stewart's influence without journalistic standards
0:29:09 Apple's response deadline in congressional inquiry
0:30:57 Questioning journalistic standards and media agendas
0:32:44 The GE Handshake Controversy
0:35:15 Congresspeople and Clickbait

Links:

Apple Music fraud falls by 30% after beefing up protections https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/17/apple-music-fraud/

Qualcomm kills its copy of Apple’s satellite SOS after ten months 
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/11/qualcomm-kills-its-copy-of-apples-satellite-sos-after-ten-months/

Congress demands answers after Apple cancels Jon Stewart 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/15/the-problem-with-jon-stewart-congress-apple-tv/

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:02:17 Easy setup for gaming the system with music fraud 00:04:35 Apple's Fight Against Music Piracy 00:05:44 Scammers and Fraud in Music Streaming Services 00:07:24 Qualcomm's Satellite SOS and Apple's Free Service Extension 00:11:10 Apple's Potential Payment for Emergency Calls 00:12:44 Apple's Approach vs Android Manufacturers 00:13:27 Apple's Significant Investment 00:15:25 Congress Wants to Talk to Apple and Jon Stewart 00:16:18 Freedom of Speech Concerns and Government Involvement 00:17:33 Suspicions of External Influence Arise 00:18:45 Apple's Dilemma: Balancing Business and Chinese System 00:20:24 First Amendment Rights and Apple's Broadcasting Obligations 00:21:55 Congressional Scrutiny on Apple's China Ties 00:25:15 Comedians blurring the lines between activism and entertainment 00:27:17 Concerns over Jon Stewart's influence without journalistic standards 00:29:09 Apple's response deadline in congressional inquiry 00:30:56 Questioning journalistic standards and media agendas 00:32:43 The GE Handshake Controversy 00:35:15 Congresspeople and Clickbait
Direct download: MV23300.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

In this MacVoices Live! session, David GinsburgBrittany Smith, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, Jim ReaBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, and Ben Roethig touch briefly on the developing OpenAI drama, then shift to the emergence of Bluesy as a social media platform. The panel also discusses the uses and evolution (or devolution) of various other options. (Part 1) 

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Take Control Books: The Answers You Need Now, From Leading Experts.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction and software testing
0:01:44 Mac Voices Live session begins
0:07:37 Priorities and the Evolving Open AI Situation
0:09:03 The Questionable Governance of a Leading Technological Company
0:10:25 Board Member Apologizes for Ouster, Wants to Rejoin
0:14:20 Microsoft gains control over talent and technology
0:16:21 Comparing Real Life to TV Drama "Succession"
0:18:12 User Exodus from X (formerly known as Twitter)
0:20:14 Facebook and Meta's Business Savvy
0:22:35 Threads' Growing Traction and Adoption
0:27:37 Instagram's decoupling from threads raises concerns
0:29:13 Brian also doesn't use Facebook or Instagram
0:30:56 Social media used as a news content repository by some
0:33:08 Spoutable exploring new ideas, unlike stagnant Twitter

Links:

Apple Music fraud falls by 30% after beefing up protections
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/17/apple-music-fraud/

Bluesky hits 2M users; public web interface and federation coming
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/17/bluesky-hits-2m-users/

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:07:37 Priorities and the Evolving Open AI Situation 00:09:03 The Questionable Governance of a Leading Technological Company 00:10:24 Board Member Apologizes for Ouster, Wants to Rejoin 00:14:19 Microsoft gains control over talent and technology 00:16:20 Comparing Real Life to TV Drama "Succession" 00:18:12 User Exodus from X (formerly known as Twitter) 00:20:14 Facebook and Meta's Business Savvy 00:22:35 Threads' Growing Traction and Adoption 00:27:37 Instagram's decoupling from threads raises concerns 00:29:12 Brian also doesn't use Facebook or Instagram 00:30:55 Social media used as a news content repository by some 00:33:07 Spoutable exploring new ideas, unlike stagnant Twitter
Direct download: MV23299.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

The MacVoices Update for 2023-11 is a quick update about what we delivered in November, including MacVoices Live! sessions, Holiday Gift Guide sessions, and even some weekend releases. The month’s Support Report wraps things up. 

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Direct download: MV23298.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 wraps up as Wally CherwinskiBart Busschots, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, and host Chuck Joiner compete for the most endorsements from other panel members. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:01:51 Micro SD Cards: A Versatile and Affordable Flash Drive Alternative
0:03:57 The Long-lasting and Reliable Cross Century Classic Pen
0:05:54 Bart's Watch Bands and Cross Pens
0:08:57 Audioengine A5 Pluses: Phenomenal Sound Quality
0:13:25 The Search for the Perfect Travel Bag Begins
0:14:06 The Quest for the Perfect Daypack
0:18:32 Cold Brew Coffee: The Perfect DIY Refreshment
0:21:29 Coffee: A Vice Worth Having
0:22:38 The Value of Having a Guide by Your Side
0:24:13 The Dedication of Take Control Book Authors
0:25:26 The search for the perfect monitor mount
0:27:07 The importance of screen real estate and productivity
0:28:35 Disappointment with other monitor arms

Links:

Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Cross Tech2 Refillable Ballpoint Pen 
https://amzn.to/3uoE8q0

Cross Classic Century Lustrous Chrome Ballpoint Pen, Model Number: 3502
https://amzn.to/3Ta3wKD

Willow & Everett Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 2 L Iced Tea & Coffee Cold Brew Maker - Glass Pitcher w/Stainless Steel Spout and Removable Filter  https://amzn.to/46hdGMg

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

C356 Type-C MicroSD Card Reader with USB 3.0 Super Speed Technology, Supports MicroSDXC, MicroSDHC, and MicroSD 
https://amzn.to/3MQLzwB

G4Free Sling Bag RFID Blocking Sling Backpack Crossbody Chest Bag Daypack
https://amzn.to/3MTUddB

 

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs’ Picks:

Portable Charger for Apple Watch, 1000mAh Magnetic Keychain Wireless Power Bank Watch Charger for iWatch with 4 LED Indicators

Take Control Books

Take Control of Sonoma by Joe Kissell

Take Control if iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 by Josh Centers

 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Audioengine A5+ Plus Powered Speakers

MOUNT PRO Single Monitor Mount Stand, Gas Spring Arm Height Adjustable Monitor Desk Mount, VESA Bracket for 17 to 32 Inch Computer Screen- Holds up to 17.6lbs with Clamp, Grommet Mounting Base

Guests:

By day, Bart Busschots is a Linux sysadmin and Perl programmer, and a keen amateur photographer when ever he gets the time. Bart hosts and produces the Let's Talk podcast series - a monthly Apple show that takes a big-picture look at the last month in Apple news, and a monthly photography show focusing on the art and craft of photography. Every second week Bart is the guest for the Chit Chat Across the Pond segment on Allison Sheridan's NosillaCast. You can get links to everything Bart gets up including a link to his photography and his personal blog.

Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada's National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program. Find some of his work on his YouTube channel.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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Direct download: MV23297.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Series rolls on to #4 with picks from Wally CherwinskiBart Busschots, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, and host Chuck Joiner. This time, everyone cost everyone else money as picks were cross-endorsed. (Part 1) 

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MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:28 Gift Guide #4: The Challenge of Finding Unique Gifts
0:02:08 Introducing Brian Flanagan-Arthur to the Gift Guide
0:07:24 Apple Watch Bands and the Cost
0:09:39 Origins of the Watch Strap Collection
0:09:50 The Evolution of a Watch Band Obsession
0:11:05 12South's Time Porters: Effortless Apple Watch Strap Holders
0:14:39 Unexpected Use Cases for Air Tags
0:15:55 Practical Gift Guide Picks for Added Value
0:17:57 Importance of Backups and B2 Storage Option
0:20:59 The Benefits of a Wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone
0:23:26 Using the Microphone for Outdoor Activities like Cycling
0:26:01 Impressive Features and Battery Life of Wahoo Tracker
0:27:50 Apple Health and Sharing Data with Doctors
0:29:25 MacStock: A Resource for Apple Product Users
0:32:39 Setapp: A Subscription for Access to Over 100 Mac Apps

Links:

Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Twelve South TimePorter Wall Mount Display for Apple Watch Bands | Watch Band Holder Works with All Apple Watch Bands, Connect Several for Larger Collection Displays 
https://amzn.to/46hmrGd

Wahoo TICKR FIT Heart Rate Armband 
https://amzn.to/3ulybKz

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

Travel Power Strip - TROND 4 Outlets 4 USB Charger(2 USB C) with 3.3FT Wrapped Short Extension Cord Flat Plug, USB Portable Desktop Charging Station, Compact for Hotel Travel Cruise Essentials 
https://amzn.to/3R62aiw

Dual Wireless Microphone for iPhone iPad, Professional Wireless Lavalier Microphone for Video Recording, Clip On Lapel Mic 
https://amzn.to/3sEeddq

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs’ Picks:

Apple AirTag 4 Pack 
https://amzn.to/46mIjQj

Macstock Digital Pass
https://macstockconferenceandexpo.com/product/macstock-vii-digital-pass/

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Backblaze Online Backups

SetApp - Dozens of apps. One subscription.

Guests:

By day, Bart Busschots is a Linux sysadmin and Perl programmer, and a keen amateur photographer when ever he gets the time. Bart hosts and produces the Let's Talk podcast series - a monthly Apple show that takes a big-picture look at the last month in Apple news, and a monthly photography show focusing on the art and craft of photography. Every second week Bart is the guest for the Chit Chat Across the Pond segment on Allison Sheridan's NosillaCast. You can get links to everything Bart gets up including a link to his photography and his personal blog.

Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada's National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program. Find some of his work on his YouTube channel.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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00:00:28 Gift Guide #4: The Challenge of Finding Unique Gifts 00:02:08 Introducing Brian Flanagan-Arthur to the Gift Guide 00:07:24 Apple Watch Bands and the Cost 00:09:39 Origins of the Watch Strap Collection 00:09:49 The Evolution of a Watch Band Obsession 00:11:04 12South's Time Porters: Effortless Apple Watch Strap Holders 00:14:39 Unexpected Use Cases for Air Tags 00:15:54 Practical Gift Guide Picks for Added Value 00:17:57 Importance of Backups and B2 Storage Option 00:20:59 The Benefits of a Wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone 00:23:26 Using the Microphone for Outdoor Activities like Cycling 00:26:01 Impressive Features and Battery Life of Wahoo Tracker 00:27:49 Apple Health and Sharing Data with Doctors 00:29:25 Macstock: A Resource for Apple Product Users 00:32:39 Setapp: A Subscription for Access to Over 100 Mac Apps
Direct download: MV23296.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

In the final part of this MacVoices Live! session, Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea cover: 

  • Google Looking For Help Against Apple
  • Chamberlain Closes The Garage Door On HomeKit Users

(Part 3)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

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

Links:

Google turns to regulators to make Apple open up iMessage 
https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/8/23951935/google-european-telcos-apple-imessage-digital-markets-act-core-platform-service-gatekeeper-lobbying

What is RCS messaging? Everything you need to know about the SMS successor 
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-is-rcs-messaging/

This smart garage door controller is no longer very smart 
https://www.theverge.com/23949612/chamberlain-myq-smart-garage-door-controller-homebridge-integrations

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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
Direct download: MV23295.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

The second part of this MacVoices Live! conversation finds Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea discussing: 

  • More on Microsoft’s OneDrive Misstep
  • More Right to Repair discussion: hardware pairing and locks
  • The Humane Pin - Who Will Buy It?

(Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:37 Microsoft OneDrive Discussion and Right to Repair Debate
0:01:36 OneDrive Problem Sparks Discussion in EV Forums
0:02:24 Microsoft vs Apple: Stability vs Ecosystem
0:04:38 Benefits of Using OneDrive and iCloud
0:13:37 Inconsistency between Apple and John Deere's repairability
0:16:09 The shift in car repairability and dependence on technology
0:18:15 Apple's lack of repairability and the ongoing debate
0:19:50 The diminishing repairability of old cars and Tesla's complexity
0:22:14 The potential benefits of right to repair for third-party shops
0:22:31 Apple's Limiting Repairs: Vindictive or Side Effect?
0:24:18 Limited Adoption Expected for the Humane Pin
0:24:55 Companion Device or Replacement for Phones?
0:25:46 Foldable Phones: Not for Everyone
0:34:41 Apple Watch: More than what they're claiming?
0:35:34 Accessibility and usefulness of the device

Links:

The right-to-repair movement is just getting started
https://www.theverge.com/23951200/right-to-repair-law-apple-ifixit-iphone

iOS 15.2 Fixes iPhone 13’s Face ID Repair Trap (and Improves Its Repair Score) 
https://www.ifixit.com/News/56386/ios-15-2-fixes-iphone-13s-face-id-repair-trap-and-improves-its-repair-score

Humane officially launches the AI Pin, its OpenAI-powered wearable 
https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/9/23953901/humane-ai-pin-launch-date-price-openai

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00:00:36 Microsoft OneDrive Discussion and Right to Repair Debate 00:01:36 OneDrive Problem Sparks Discussion in EV Forums 00:02:23 Microsoft vs Apple: Stability vs Ecosystem 00:04:38 Benefits of Using OneDrive and iCloud 00:13:37 Inconsistency between Apple and John Deere's repairability 00:16:08 The shift in car repairability and dependence on technology 00:18:15 Apple's lack of repairability and the ongoing debate 00:19:49 The diminishing repairability of old cars and Tesla's complexity 00:22:14 The potential benefits of right to repair for third-party shops 00:22:31 Apple's Limiting Repairs: Vindictive or Side Effect? 00:24:18 Limited Adoption Expected for the Humane Pin 00:24:55 Companion Device or Replacement for Phones? 00:25:45 Foldable Phones: Not for Everyone 00:34:41 Apple Watch: More than what they're claiming? 00:35:34 Accessibility and usefulness of the device
Direct download: MV23294.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

The MacVoices Panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea look at: 

  • Apple’s cut of Google’s Search Engine Revenue
  • How SAG-AFTRA is handling the issue of actors and AI
  • Why it is so hard to quit Microsoft’s OneDrive (and an update)

(Part 1)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple vs. Google: The Battle for Search Supremacy
0:00:34 Mac Voices Live - Join the Apple community discussion
0:03:49 Apple's Revenue from Google Search Revealed - Is this a big deal?
0:10:19 Apple's Search Engine Dilemma
0:13:14 Apple's Tight-Lipped Approach and Hypocrisy
0:15:27 Lack of User Interaction and Notification on Privacy Concerns
0:18:03 Dual Default Search Engines for Regular and Private Browsing
0:20:20 Frustration with Paid Placement Results on Google Search
0:21:13 Frustration with Google's focus on AdSense over search results
0:21:39 Bing's Unique Features and Rewards Program
0:23:43 Controversy over AI-generated images and deceased actors' likenesses
0:28:26 Microsoft's Forced OneDrive Integration
0:28:45 Arrogant Microsoft's Changes to Office

Links:

Google witness accidentally blurts out that Apple gets 36% cut of Safari deal
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/11/google-witness-accidentally-blurts-out-that-apple-gets-36-cut-of-safari-deal/

SAG-AFTRA Reveals How Studios Will Handle AI Replicas of Living and Dead Actors 
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/sag-aftra-studio-deal-artificial-intelligence-actors-1234873708/

Microsoft won't let you close OneDrive in Windows without you explaining it first 
https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-wont-let-you-close-onedrive-in-windows-without-you-explaining-it-first/

Microsoft pulls OneDrive update that would quiz you before letting you quit 
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/11/microsoft-pulls-onedrive-update-that-would-quiz-you-before-letting-you-quit/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:00:00 Apple vs. Google: The Battle for Search Supremacy 00:00:33 MacVoices Live - Join the Apple community discussion 00:03:48 Apple's Revenue from Google Search Revealed - Is this a big deal? 00:10:18 Apple's Search Engine Dilemma 00:13:14 Apple's Tight-Lipped Approach and Hypocrisy 00:15:26 Lack of User Interaction and Notification on Privacy Concerns 00:18:02 Dual Default Search Engines for Regular and Private Browsing 00:20:19 Frustration with Paid Placement Results on Google Search 00:21:12 Frustration with Google's focus on AdSense over search results 00:21:38 Bing's Unique Features and Rewards Program 00:23:42 Controversy over AI-generated images and deceased actors' likenesses 00:28:26 Microsoft's Forced OneDrive Integration 00:28:45 Arrogant Microsoft's Changes to Office
Direct download: MV23293.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

Brett Terpstra, Mark Fuccio, and Patrice Brend’amour and host Chuck Joiner finish off MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #3  with suggestions that are tech-oriented, health-oriented, and protection-oriented. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:03:02 Price update: OWC enclosure now $249 on Amazon
0:05:01 USB-C Hub: A Solution for Port Challenged Devices
0:07:10 Compact and Portable: Perfect for Traveling and Remote Work
0:07:45 Introducing Ubiquiti - Professional Network Equipment for Prosumers
0:12:35 Scalable and Flexible Networking Solution for Various Needs
0:14:30 Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Infrastructure for a Speed Boost
0:17:05 A Recommendation from DocRock: Consider Switching to Ubiquiti
0:17:23 The Dread of Yard Work
0:19:18 The Emotional Satisfaction of Burning Weeds
0:20:15 Propane tank discussion and its balance while in use.
0:29:27 Patrice's Last Pick: Fiction Book Recommendation
0:34:19 Affordable Screen Protectors for iPhone and iPad
0:35:47 Importance of Screen Protectors for iPhones and iPads
0:39:05 Quick and Easy Application of Screen Protectors
0:41:01 Game for Cats and Potential Damage to iPad Screens

Links:

Brett Terpstra’s Picks:

Better Touch Tool
https://folivora.ai

OWC Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure w/ Thunderbolt3 Ports
https://amzn.to/3QZd49E

Elgato Stream Deck Pedal – Hands-Free Studio Controller, 3 macro footswitches, trigger actions in apps and software 
https://amzn.to/40DCL2J

Mark Fuccio’s Picks:

Belkin Connect USB-C™ to 4-Port USB-C Hub, Multiport Adapter Dongle with 4 USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Ports & 100W PD with Max 10Gbps High Speed Data Transfer 
https://amzn.to/49BLK8G

Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine by Robert H. Lustig 
https://amzn.to/47yBjAN

Patrice Brend’amour’s Picks:

Ubiquity Dream Router 
https://ui.com/us/cloud-gateways/dream-router

Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force) by Craig Alanson 
https://amzn.to/3R57gvu

 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Flame King YSNPQ810CGA Propane Torch Weed Burner with Integrated Lighter 
https://amzn.to/40WD1dv

amFilm Easiest Installation OneTouch for iPhone 15 Pro Max [6.7 Inch] Screen Protector Tempered Glass + Camera Lens Protector, Auto-Alignment Tech, Bubble Free, Case Friendly, Anti-Scratch 
https://amzn.to/3MMLk5L

amFilm (2 Pack for iPad Pro 12.9 (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018) Glass Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9 inch, Tempered Glass, Ultra Sensitive, Face ID and Apple Pencil Compatible 
https://amzn.to/3ug7U0a

 

 

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00:03:01 Price update: OWC enclosure now $249 on Amazon 00:05:00 USB-C Hub: A Solution for Port Challenged Devices 00:07:10 Compact and Portable: Perfect for Traveling and Remote Work 00:07:44 Introducing Ubiquiti - Professional Network Equipment for Prosumers 00:12:35 Scalable and Flexible Networking Solution for Various Needs 00:14:29 Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Infrastructure for a Speed Boost 00:17:05 A Recommendation from DocRock: Consider Switching to Ubiquiti 00:17:23 The Dread of Yard Work 00:19:18 The Emotional Satisfaction of Burning Weeds 00:20:15 Propane tank discussion and its balance while in use. 00:29:26 Patrice's Last Pick: Fiction Book Recommendation 00:34:19 Affordable Screen Protectors for iPhone and iPad 00:35:46 Importance of Screen Protectors for iPhones and iPads 00:39:05 Quick and Easy Application of Screen Protectors 00:41:00 Game for Cats and Potential Damage to iPad Screens

Direct download: MV23292.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45am EDT

The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Panel #3 of Brett Terpstra, Mark Fuccio, and Patrice Brend’amour offer up some unusual picks that range from geeky to practical. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:41 Introduction to MacVoices Gift Guide
0:07:28 Flume Smart Home Water Meter: Monitor and conserve water usage
0:10:53 A House for Sale: $249, No Plumbing or Wires
0:12:53 Choosing the right hard drives for your RAID setup
0:15:20 Considerations when selecting the appropriate drive size and model
0:20:33 Importance of Backing Up Data
0:21:37 The Versatility of the Stream Deck
0:23:57 Stream Deck: A Gateway to Automation
0:28:08 Kasa Smart Mini Plug - A Convenient Home Automation Solution
0:30:19 Samsung USB-C Flash Drive: Fast and Portable Storage
0:32:35 Potential Displacement and Portability Issues
0:33:40 Smart Home Picks: Nanoleaf Essential Light Strips
0:43:43 Compatibility and Software Challenges with Home Automation

Links:

Brett Terpstra’s Picks:

ShiftCam SnapGrip - Mobile Battery Grip with Wireless Shutter Button - Magnetic Mount Snaps on to Any Phone - Built in Powerbank with Qi Wireless Charging - Tabletop Dock 
https://amzn.to/46pFKgE

CapGrip II Smartphone Camera Grip Holder w Remote Control Shutter 1/4" Tripod Mount Phone Clip 
https://amzn.to/3T1oyuT

Kasa Smart Plug Mini 15A, Apple HomeKit Supported, Smart Outlet Works with Siri, Alexa & Google Home, UL Certified, App Control, Scheduling, Timer, 2.4G WiFi Only, 4-Pack 
https://amzn.to/3MGQQGH

Elgato Stream Deck Pedal – Hands-Free Studio Controller, 3 macro footswitches, trigger actions in apps and software 
https://amzn.to/40DCL2J

Elgato USB-C Stream Deck +, Audio Mixer, Production Console and Studio Controller for Content Creators, Streaming, Gaming, with Customizable Touch Strip dials and LCD Keys 
https://amzn.to/3ug3Nkx


Mark Fuccio’s Picks:

Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor & Water Leak Detector: Detect Water Leaks Before They Cause Damage. Monitor Your Water Use to Reduce Waste & Save Money. Installs in Minutes, No Plumbing Required 
https://amzn.to/47elUWQ

SAMSUNG Type-C™ USB Flash Drive, 256GB, Transfers 4GB Files in 11 Secs w/Up to 400MB/s 3.13 Read Speeds, Compatible w/USB 3.0/2.0, Waterproof 
https://amzn.to/3G8JV5r


Patrice Brend’amour’s Picks:

Western Digital 16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive 
https://amzn.to/47euULD

Nanoleaf Essentials Matter Bluetooth & Thread Smart LED Lightstrip 200" Smarter Kit (5m) - RGB & Whites, Controller, App & Voice Control (Works with Apple Home, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings) 
https://amzn.to/3sAOrqj


Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Elgato Stream Deck XL – Advanced Studio Controller, 32 macro keys, trigger actions in apps and software 
https://amzn.to/3SCHtfc

Smart Light Bulb, meross Smart WiFi LED Bulbs Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and SmartThings, Dimmable E26 Multicolor 2700K-6500K RGBWW, 900 Lumens 60W Equivalent, 4 Pack 
https://amzn.to/3syrWCz

Flame King YSNPQ810CGA Propane Torch Weed Burner with Integrated Lighter 
https://amzn.to/40WD1dv

amFilm Easiest Installation OneTouch for iPhone 15 Pro Max [6.7 Inch] Screen Protector Tempered Glass + Camera Lens Protector, Auto-Alignment Tech, Bubble Free, Case Friendly, Anti-Scratch 
https://amzn.to/3MMLk5L

amFilm (2 Pack for iPad Pro 12.9 (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018) Glass Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9 inch, Tempered Glass, Ultra Sensitive, Face ID and Apple Pencil Compatible 
https://amzn.to/3ug7U0a


Guests:

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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.

Brett Terpstra is a coder, writer and web developer. He works behind the scenes at blogs including Engadget, Joystiq and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. He also writes for The Unofficial Apple Weblog, and contributes to Macworld. Brett develops Marked for Mac and recently co-authored “60 Mountain Lion Tips” with David Sparks for the iBookstore. He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcasts, Systematic and Overtired.You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on Twitter, and at his website, brettterpstra.com.


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Direct download: MV23291.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

Rosemary OrchardMike Schmitz, and Joe Kissell finish off their picks as MacVoices Holiday Gift guide #2 closes out with iPhone-oriented picks, a photography pick, and something to tote your gear in. (Part 2) 

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MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:02:08 Compact and travel-friendly charger for all your devices
0:04:46 K-20 Tools: Keychain hex key for on-the-go repairs
0:08:14 The Convenience of Carrying Essential Tools Everywhere
0:10:06 Shooting High-Quality Video with an iPhone and the ProGrip
0:18:57 Convenient and Durable Wallet with Card Slot
0:19:56 Technical Difficulties with Joe's Zoom
0:22:03 Finding the Right Charger for Efficient Charging
0:24:04 NXPGKEA Charger: Compact, Versatile, and Affordable
0:26:00 Versatile Charger for Apple Tech and More
0:29:02 OWC Product Recommendation: A Surprise Pick
0:29:18 Affordable RAID Drive for Secure Data Storage
0:31:02 On-Site Backup Option for Important Files
0:32:39 Scalable Storage Solution to Meet Your Needs
0:33:00 Importance of Data Backup and Backblaze

Links:

Rosemary Orchard’s Picks:

ESR 3 in 1 Charger for Magsafe, Travel Charger Stand for Magsafe, Made for Apple Watch Certified, Foldable Charging Station Compatible with Magsafe and iPhone 15/14/13/12, AirPods Pro
 https://amzn.to/46fKu8u

ESR Magnetic Wallet (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Wallet, for iPhone Wallet with Adjustable Stand 
https://amzn.to/3QZR2Dx

ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost, Phone-Cooling Fast Charging, Arctic White + ESR HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Charger, MagSafe-Compatible Charger 
https://amzn.to/47a3gPL

ESR Magnetic Wireless Car Charging Set with CryoBoost (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Car Charger 
https://amzn.to/3sO5vcq

MINIX 140W USB C Charger Mac Book Pro Charger Foldable, PD 3.1 PPS 3 x USB Type C Ports (Max 140W) Fast GaN II Loptop Wall Power Adapter
https://amzn.to/3sts8mC

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

ShiftCam ProGrip Starter Kit - DSLR Style Mobile Battery Grip - Wireless Shutter Button - Built in Powerbank - Qi Wireless Charging - Freestanding Dock - Tripod Mount
https://amzn.to/3QJjYye

OWC Thunderbolt Hub, 5 Port, 60W Charging, (3) Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, Compatible with M1 Macs, Thunderbolt 3 Macs, and Thunderbolt 4 PCs, USB4 Machines
https://amzn.to/40N9Au7

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

K20 Tools - Photography Keychain Multi-Tool with 5/32 (4mm) Allen Wrench Hex Key and Flat Head Screwdriver
 https://amzn.to/49G4800

140W USB C Charger PD 3.1 3-Port GaN Travel Charger Wall Charger 140W USB-C Power Adapter
https://amzn.to/3SIOVp3

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

STM Dux 30L Premium Tech Backpack - Carry On Travel Laptop Backpack (Fits 17" Laptops) - Customizable Storage Shelves, Water Resistant & Luggage Passthrough 
https://amzn.to/49AWJiJ

OWC 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 / eSATA Enclosure Kit https://amzn.to/47f9P


Guests:

Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site, MikeSchmitz.com, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at IntentionalFamily.fm. Follow him on Twitter as _MikeSchmitz.

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.

Rosemary Orchard is a nerd, automator, and chocaholic. When she’s not making Shortcuts or podcasting about them, you’ll frequently find her discussing her love of iPads and other Apple technology on RosemaryOrchard.comAutomatorsNested FoldersThe Sweet Setup, and ScreenCastsOnline. She is runs WhenWorks to help you schedule appointments more efficiently. Originally from the UK she now calls Vienna, Austria, home…until she returns to the U.K. Follow her on Twitter

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00:02:07 Compact and travel-friendly charger for all your devices 00:04:45 K-20 Tools: Keychain hex key for on-the-go repairs 00:08:13 The Convenience of Carrying Essential Tools Everywhere 00:10:06 Shooting High-Quality Video with an iPhone and the ProGrip 00:18:57 Convenient and Durable Wallet with Card Slot 00:19:56 Technical Difficulties with Joe's Zoom 00:22:03 Finding the Right Charger for Efficient Charging 00:24:04 NXPGKEA Charger: Compact, Versatile, and Affordable 00:25:59 Versatile Charger for Apple Tech and More 00:29:02 OWC Product Recommendation: A Surprise Pick 00:29:17 Affordable RAID Drive for Secure Data Storage 00:31:02 On-Site Backup Option for Important Files 00:32:39 Scalable Storage Solution to Meet Your Needs 00:32:59 Importance of Data Backup and Backblaze

Direct download: MV23290.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Our second MacVoices 2023 Holiday Gift Guide panel features Rosemary OrchardMike Schmitz, and Brett Terpstra picking products both practical and tech-oriented…or at least most of them are. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:00 MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Number 2, Part 1 Begins
0:00:32 Introduction to MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide
0:03:05 Rose's First Gift Pick: Mous Phone Case with Wristlet
0:05:04 Stylish and Functional Phone Cases for Women
0:06:30 Loop Earplugs: A Solution for Noise Reduction
0:09:23 Opal Camera: DSLR-Quality Video in a Compact Webcam
0:15:08 Insta360 PTZ Webcam: Point, Tilt, Zoom for Enhanced Video Quality
0:17:01 Advanced features and auto-follow option make this webcam stand out
0:20:24 A Pocket-Sized Tripod for Steady Shots
0:21:22 Introduction to Magic Spoon Cereal
0:25:01 Subscription and Variety Options for Magic Spoon Cereal
0:26:36 Surprising Twist: Cereal on a MacVoices Gift Guide
0:27:38 Introducing Getaway House Experience
0:30:39 Purpose-Built Retreat Cabins for a Unique Camping Experience
0:32:40 Cabins for Different Group Sizes

Links:

Rosemary Orchard’s Picks:

Mous Case for iPhone 15 Pro Max MagSafe Compatible - Limitless 5.0 - Speckled Black Fabric - Protective iPhone 15 Pro Max Case - Shockproof Phone Cover
https://amzn.to/3QAcNIO

Mous – Phone Lanyard Crossbody with Detachable Wrist Strap – Purple 
https://amzn.to/3QIzUkm

MOFT MagSafe Wallet Stand for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series MagSafe Compatible Phone Stand with 3 Viewing Angles 
https://amzn.to/47fWFTR

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

Opal Tadpole - 4K Webcam with a Clip, Built for Laptops. 4K Sensor, VisiMic Directional Microphones, Works on Mac, PC and Tablets 
https://amzn.to/47xky9l

Getaway Packs 
https://getaway.house/packs/

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

Loop Quiet Ear Plugs for Noise Reduction – Super Soft, Reusable Hearing Protection in Flexible Silicone for Sleep, Noise Sensitivity 
https://amzn.to/49EhdXH

Loop Switch Ear Plugs 
https://us.loopearplugs.com/products/switch?variant=45556674429161

Magic Spoon Cereal
https://magicspoon.com

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Insta360 Link - PTZ 4K Webcam with 1/2" Sensor, AI Tracking, Gesture Control, HDR, Noise-Canceling Microphones, Specialized Modes, Webcam for Laptop, Video Camera for Video Calls, Live Streaming
https://amzn.to/47ganGv

Desk Clamp Power Strip Individual Switches, JUNNUJ 6 Outlet 800J Surge Protector Clamp Desktop Removable Table Desk Mount Socket 
https://amzn.to/47hCFjO

Guests:

Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site, MikeSchmitz.com, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at IntentionalFamily.fm. Follow him on Twitter as _MikeSchmitz.

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.

Rosemary Orchard is a nerd, automator, and chocaholic. When she’s not making Shortcuts or podcasting about them, you’ll frequently find her discussing her love of iPads and other Apple technology on RosemaryOrchard.comAutomatorsNested FoldersThe Sweet Setup, and ScreenCastsOnline. She is runs WhenWorks to help you schedule appointments more efficiently. Originally from the UK she now calls Vienna, Austria, home…until she returns to the U.K. Follow her on Twitter

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00:00:00 MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Number 2, Part 1 Begins 00:00:31 Introduction to MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 00:03:05 Rose's First Gift Pick: Mouse Phone Case with Wristlet 00:05:03 Stylish and Functional Phone Cases for Women 00:06:29 Loop Earplugs: A Solution for Noise Reduction 00:09:23 Opal Camera: DSLR-Quality Video in a Compact Webcam 00:15:08 Insta360 PTZ Webcam: Point, Tilt, Zoom for Enhanced Video Quality 00:17:01 Advanced features and auto-follow option make this webcam stand out 00:20:24 A Pocket-Sized Tripod for Steady Shots 00:21:21 Introduction to Magic Spoon Cereal 00:23:03 Different Flavors and Shapes of Magic Spoon Cereal 00:25:00 Subscription and Variety Options for Magic Spoon Cereal 00:26:35 Surprising Twist: Cereal on a MacVoices Gift Card 00:27:38 Introducing Getaway House Experience 00:30:39 Purpose-Built Retreat Cabins for a Unique Camping Experience 00:32:40 Cabins for Different Group Sizes

Direct download: MV23289.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyJeff Gamet, Eric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea wrap up this MacVoices Live! discussion with a look at the risks of sharing information with ChatGPT and the importance of data security. We debate the difference between ChatGPT queries, search engine inquiries in relation to public domain information. We also talk about the potential consequences of using cloud-based AI systems and the hope for localized search features. (3)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:45 Comparing ChatGPT and Google's Privacy Risks
0:11:16 Trustworthiness of Grammarly for Grammar Checking
0:14:35 Apple's Focus on On-Device Processing
0:16:44 Mark's Time Constraint and Contact Information
0:18:10 Discussion on Government Involvement, Not Partisanship
0:19:22 Clarifying the meaning of "tools" in context
0:19:54 GPT Training and Web Scraping
0:22:33 Training AI Models without Bias and Skewed Data
0:24:02 Utilizing AI for Data Processing and Employee Optimization
0:26:43 Introducing Mastodon as a platform for connection
0:27:52 No Good Will Come from Digging Yourself in a Hole

Links:

App Store for AI: OpenAI’s GPT Store lets you build (and monetize) your own GPT
https://techcrunch.com/2023/11/06/app-store-for-ai-build-your-own-gpt-and-sell-it-on-openais-gpt-store/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.

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00:01:45 Comparing ChatGPT and Google's Privacy Risks 00:11:15 Trustworthiness of Grammarly for Grammar Checking 00:14:35 Apple's Focus on On-Device Processing 00:16:44 Mark's Time Constraint and Contact Information 00:18:10 Discussion on Government Involvement, Not Partisanship 00:19:21 Clarifying the meaning of "tools" in context 00:19:54 GPT Training and Web Scraping 00:22:33 Training AI Models without Bias and Skewed Data 00:24:02 Utilizing AI for Data Processing and Employee Optimization 00:26:43 Introducing Mastodon as a platform for connection 00:27:51 No Good Will Come from Digging Yourself in a Hole
Direct download: MV23288.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

In the second part of this MacVoices Live! session, the panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyJeff Gamet, Eric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea discuss the Internet’s reaction, as well as their own, to word that Apple views Android as a tracking device. Then, the group discusses The White House’s reaction to the perceptions surrounding artificial intelligence, and whether their steps are adequate. (Part 2)

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Chapters: 0:01:36 Apple's Internal Document: Competitors as Examples 0:02:43 Apple's Knowledge of Google's Actions 0:04:09 Apple's Contradictory Thoughts on Privacy 0:05:19 Apple's Partnership with Google Raises Questions 0:07:09 Inshittification: Decreasing Quality of Online Platforms 0:07:58 The Clean Tag and Shitification 0:09:11 Adult Rating Concerns and Caution 0:09:46 Introduction and Warning about Political Topic 0:11:57 Analysis of Public Opinion on AI 0:12:28 Confusion and Mixed Messages in the Administration 0:12:45 Executive Order Expands Government Control over Private Industry 0:15:55 Bureaucracy's Takeover: A Bureaucratic Mess 0:18:05 Government's Interest in AI Systems for Government and Military Use 0:20:18 Government's Inability to Regulate and Develop AI Systems 0:21:49 Broad Scope of the Executive Order Raises Concerns 0:25:13 Importance of Content Creators and Parsing Information 0:29:57 AI Usage, Business Impact, and Paranoia 0:30:09 Privacy Concerns Surrounding ChatGPT 0:31:10 The Benefits and Risks of Using ChatGPT 0:33:32 Finding a Balance between Asset Protection and Effectiveness Links: Internal doc reveals Apple called Android a ‘massive tracking device’ in 2013 https://www.imore.com/apple/internal-doc-reveals-apple-called-android-a-massive-tracking-device-in-2013 White House Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence https://www.natlawreview.com/article/white-house-executive-order-artificial-intelligence Imagine If Joe Biden’s AI Executive Order Were Inspired by The Terminator https://www.wired.com/story/imagine-if-joe-bidens-ai-executive-order-were-inspired-by-the-terminator/ Kamala Harris announces AI Safety Institute to protect American consumers https://www.engadget.com/kamala-harris-announces-ai-safety-institute-to-protect-american-consumers-060011065.html Furthering our AI ambitions – Announcing Bing Chat Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Copilot pricing https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2023/07/18/furthering-our-ai-ambitions-announcing-bing-chat-enterprise-and-microsoft-365-copilot-pricing/ Guests: 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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud. 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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud. 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 @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon. Support: Become a MacVoices Patron on Patreon http://patreon.com/macvoices Enjoy this episode? Make a one-time donation with PayPal Connect: Web: http://macvoices.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/chuckjoiner http://www.twitter.com/macvoices Mastodon: https://mastodon.cloud/@chuckjoiner Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chuck.joiner MacVoices Page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/macvoices/ MacVoices Group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/macvoice LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckjoiner/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chuckjoiner/ Subscribe:      Audio in iTunes Video in iTunes Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher: Audio: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesrss Video: http://www.macvoices.com/rss/macvoicesvideorss 00:01:36 Apple's Internal Document: Competitors as Examples 00:02:43 Apple's Knowledge of Google's Actions 00:04:09 Apple's Contradictory Thoughts on Privacy 00:05:19 Apple's Partnership with Google Raises Questions 00:07:08 Inshittification: Decreasing Quality of Online Platforms 00:07:58 The Clean Tag and Shitification 00:09:11 Adult Rating Concerns and Caution 00:09:45 Introduction and Warning about Political Topic 00:11:57 Analysis of Public Opinion on AI 00:12:27 Confusion and Mixed Messages in the Administration 00:12:45 Executive Order Expands Government Control over Private Industry 00:15:55 Bureaucracy's Takeover: A Bureaucratic Mess 00:18:05 Government's Interest in AI Systems for Government and Military Use 00:20:18 Government's Inability to Regulate and Develop AI Systems 00:21:49 Broad Scope of the Executive Order Raises Concerns 00:25:13 Importance of Content Creators and Parsing Information 00:29:56 AI Usage, Business Impact, and Paranoia 00:30:09 Privacy Concerns Surrounding ChatGPT 00:31:10 The Benefits and Risks of Using ChatGPT 00:33:32 Finding a Balance between Asset Protection and Effectiveness

Direct download: MV23287.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! series starts of with an unexpected turn: A “poem” composed by ChatGPT and verbalized by Siri. The panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyJeff Gamet, Eric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea then talk about not just the content, but also how many iterative queries it took to get the final product. Then, the group looks at Apple’s confirmation that there will be no 27-inch M3-series iMac and whether there are any hidden meanings in the message, as well as whether the M3 iMac is suitable as a gaming machine. (Part 1)

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Chapters:

0:05:55 The Underpants Song, a Podcasting Dream
0:07:41 The journey of creating a unique piece with ChatGPT begins
0:09:04 Sharing the finished piece and discussing its potential success
0:10:43 Seeking Happiness Amidst Technology Choices
0:11:21 Apple's iMac focused on consumer market, not Pro line
0:14:26 Speculation on merging iMac and studio display, price concerns
0:15:36 Uncertainty about Apple's future iMac designs
0:17:00 Scaling the Cost of Display Options
0:18:48 Apple's Official Announcement: No 27-inch all-in-one
0:20:57 M1 vs M3: Gaming Potential on Larger Screens
0:22:37 M3 iMac: A Reasonable Gaming Machine for Casual Gamers
0:24:50 Apple's focus on choice and frequent upgrades
0:26:10 Incremental improvements to attract Windows gamers

Links:

Apple Says There Won't Be a 27-Inch iMac With Apple Silicon 
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/11/06/no-27-inch-with-apple-silicon/

Apple’s new M3 chips have big GPU upgrades focused on gaming and pro apps 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/shopping/apple-s-new-m3-chips-have-big-gpu-upgrades-focused-on-gaming-and-pro-apps/ar-AA1j79gi

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.

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00:05:55 The Underpants Song, a Podcasting Dream 00:07:40 The journey of creating a unique piece with ChatGPT begins 00:09:03 Sharing the finished piece and discussing its potential success 00:10:43 Seeking Happiness Amidst Technology Choices 00:11:21 Apple's iMac focused on consumer market, not Pro line 00:14:26 Speculation on merging iMac and studio display, price concerns 00:15:35 Uncertainty about Apple's future iMac designs 00:17:00 Scaling the Cost of Display Options 00:18:47 Apple's Official Announcement: No 27-inch all-in-one 00:20:57 M1 vs M3: Gaming Potential on Larger Screens 00:22:36 M3 iMac: A Reasonable Gaming Machine for Casual Gamers 00:24:49 Apple's focus on choice and frequent upgrades 00:26:09 Incremental improvements to attract Windows gamers

Direct download: MV23286.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

The first edition of our MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide series concludes as David GinsburgJeff GametMike T. Rose pick more great holiday gift ideas, and do their best to cost host Chuck Joiner money. (Part 2)

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MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:01 Introduction to MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide
0:02:29 Logitech G Lytra Beam: Adjustable Lighting for Gamers and Content Creators
0:08:31 The Flexibility of the iPad Cover
0:09:42 Tactile Writing Experience with Apple Pencil
0:10:56 Introducing the B2C Caber Queue for testing USB-C cables
0:13:32 Affordable and practical USB-C cable testing tool
0:21:08 HyperPak Pro: A Versatile and Durable Backpack
0:23:21 KYY Portable Monitor: Expand Your Laptop's Display
0:26:26 Affordable Display for Increased Desktop Real Estate
0:29:43 Funny and Profane Merchandise from Effin' Birds
0:36:24 Buying Yard Decorations for Friends
0:37:54 Convenient Color Selection Button for Outdoor Lights

Links:

David Ginsburg’s Picks:

Logitech G Litra Beam LX Premium Dual-Sided RGB LED Streaming Key Light with TrueSoft, for Streaming, Broadcasting, LIGHTSYNC, Bluetooth, USB, PC/Mac 
https://amzn.to/3R7Z8dH

HyperPack Pro Tech Backpack with Find My Compatibility, fits up to 16” Laptop - 22L Antitheft Laptop Bag with RFID Protective Pocket 
https://amzn.to/47xOP7M

Jeff Gamet’s Picks:

Rock Paper Pencil — Magnetic iPad Screen Protector + Apple Pencil Tips 
https://shop.astropad.com/products/rock-paper-pencil

KYY Portable Monitor 15.6'' 1080P FHD USB-C Laptop Monitors w/Smart Cover & Dual Speaker, HDMI Computer Display IPS HDR External Gaming Monitor for PC Phone Mac Xbox PS4 Switch 
https://amzn.to/3Syo3Im

Mike T. Rose’s Picks:

C2C caberQU USB-C Cable Tester
https://caberqu.com/home/20-42-c2c-caberqu-746052578813.html#/26-case-without_case

I Am Going To Deal With This Problem By Yelling T-Shirt - Effin Birds 
https://www.effinbirds.com/products/i-am-going-to-deal-with-this-problem-by-yelling-t-shirt

Chuck Joiner's Picks:

On Stage SMS6000 Adjustable Monitor Stands 
https://amzn.to/47sCxxC

NYMPHY Solar Color Changing Lights, 7 Lighting Modes Solar Lights Outdoor Waterproof IP68, Multicolor RGB Outdoor Lights 
https://amzn.to/40EHxNe

Guests:

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud.

Michael T. Rose began his Mac-centric career with a decade-plus stint in editorial technology at Entertainment Weekly & LIFE magazines, starting as a college intern right around when the Mac IIx was launched. After leaving the print publishing world, Mike worked as an IT lead and creative director for an NYC events and marketing agency. In 2013 he switched trains once again, and now enjoys his #dreamjob at Salesforce as a lead solution engineer. From 2006 to early 2015, Mike was a proud editor and contributor at The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW), now folded into Engadget. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY. You can find him on Twitter, and you can also hear him on The Aftershow with Kelly Guimont.

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00:00:00 Introduction to MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 00:02:29 Logitech G Lytra Beam: Adjustable Lighting for Gamers and Content Creators 00:08:31 The Flexibility of the iPad Cover 00:09:42 Tactile Writing Experience with Apple Pencil 00:10:55 Introducing the B2C Caber Queue for testing USB-C cables 00:13:32 Affordable and practical USB-C cable testing tool 00:21:08 HyperPak Pro: A Versatile and Durable Backpack 00:23:20 KYY Portable Monitor: Expand Your Laptop's Display 00:26:25 Affordable Display for Increased Desktop Real Estate 00:29:43 Funny and Profane Merchandise from Effin' Birds 00:36:24 Buying Yard Decorations for Friends 00:37:54 Convenient Color Selection Button for Outdoor Lights 00:38:47 Diverse and Practical Gift Guide Picks

Direct download: MV23285.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

Our annual MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide series kicks off with ideas of things to give or get from David GinsburgJeff GametMike T. Rose, and host Chuck Joiner. From affordable to expensive, practical to less practical, there is something for everyone…and we’re just getting started! (Part 1)

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:00 The start of MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide for 2023.
0:07:01 Discovering the Beautiful Art of the Fantasy Kingdom
0:08:27 Unexpectedly Cool Gift Recommendations
0:12:35 The Durable and Practical Rothko Tech Bag
0:12:56 iPad Sizes and Compatibility
0:16:22 Apple Watch as a Safety Device
0:18:26 Sonos Move: Original vs. Move 2
0:21:09 Raspberry Pi 5: A Tinkerer's Delight
0:23:27 Consider Raspberry Pi 4 for immediate gift-giving
0:27:02 Raspberry Pi 5: Significantly faster and worth the wait
0:28:08 Raspberry Pi 4 Model B: Dual 4K HDMI Output
0:29:27 Versatile Charging Solution for Different Devices
0:31:21 Highly Recommended for Charging Various Devices
0:32:26 Aircard - Familiar Name, Indestructible Design
0:35:24 Twinkly Lights - Digital Twin of Physical Lights, HomeKit Compatible

Links:

David Ginsburg’s Picks:

Anker Power Bank, 24,000mAh Portable Charger 65W Battery Pack
https://amzn.to/47xfvWw

Sonos Move - Battery-Powered Smart Speaker 
https://amzn.to/3SEyXwg

Sonos Move 2 
https://amzn.to/3QKxe66

 

Jeff Gamet’s Picks:

The Mysteries Hardcover by Bill Watterson (Author), Bill Watterson and John Kascht (Illustrator) 
https://amzn.to/3QWiemC

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (4GB) 
https://amzn.to/40Az1yW

Raspberry Pi 5 
https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-5/

 

Mike T. Rose’s Picks:

Rothco Vintage Canvas Tech Bag 
https://amzn.to/47Ane6d

Rolling Square, inCharge XL, 6-in-1 Multi Charging Cable, 100W Ultra-Fast Charging Power, 6.5ft/2m, Summit Yellow 
https://amzn.to/46t2cWd

Rolling Square inCharge X Portable Keychain Charger Cable, 6-in-1 Multi Charging Cable with 100W Ultra-Fast Charging Power, Lava Black 
https://amzn.to/3sGS3XM

Rolling Square Aircard - Bluetooth Card Sized GPS Tracker with Business Card NFC/QR Code & Find My Network Compatibility - 2.2mm Super Thin 
https://amzn.to/49yeHSZ

Chuck Joiner's Picks:

Apple Watch Series 9 
https://amzn.to/3QY4bNG

Apple's Crash Detection saves another life: mine 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/11/04/apples-crash-detection-saves-another-life-mine

Twinkly Strings App Controlled 157 Feet Smart Christmas Lights with 600 RGB LEDs and Green Wire for Indoor and Outdoor Decorative Lighting 
https://amzn.to/3ueqYfc

MacVoices #20074: CES – Twinkly Takes Holiday Lights to the Next Level 
https://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-20074-ces-twinkly-takes-holiday-lights-to-the-next-level/

MacVoices #23038: CES – Twinkly Introduces Tiles, New Software, and Gamer Support
https://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-23038-ces-twinkly-introduces-tiles-new-software-and-gamer-support/

 

Guests:

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud.

Michael T. Rose began his Mac-centric career with a decade-plus stint in editorial technology at Entertainment Weekly & LIFE magazines, starting as a college intern right around when the Mac IIx was launched. After leaving the print publishing world, Mike worked as an IT lead and creative director for an NYC events and marketing agency. In 2013 he switched trains once again, and now enjoys his #dreamjob at Salesforce as a lead solution engineer. From 2006 to early 2015, Mike was a proud editor and contributor at The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW), now folded into Engadget. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY. You can find him on Twitter, and you can also hear him on The Aftershow with Kelly Guimont.

 

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00:00:00 The start of MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide for 2023. 00:07:00 Discovering the Beautiful Art of the Fantasy Kingdom 00:08:27 Unexpectedly Cool Gift Recommendations 00:12:35 The Durable and Practical Rothko Tech Bag 00:12:55 iPad Sizes and Compatibility 00:16:21 Apple Watch as a Safety Device 00:18:26 Sonos Move: Original vs. Move 2 00:21:09 Raspberry Pi 5: A Tinkerer's Delight 00:23:27 Consider Raspberry Pi 4 for immediate gift-giving 00:27:01 Raspberry Pi 5: Significantly faster and worth the wait 00:28:07 Raspberry Pi 4 Model B: Dual 4K HDMI Output 00:29:26 Versatile Charging Solution for Different Devices 00:31:20 Highly Recommended for Charging Various Devices 00:32:25 Aircard - Familiar Name, Indestructible Design 00:35:24 Twinkly Lights - Digital Twin of Physical Lights, HomeKit Compatible

Direct download: MV23284.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

<p>Our conversation about the challenges Goldman Sachs faces in their partnership with Apple for the Apple Card continues as <strong>David Ginsburg</strong>, <strong>Jeff Gamet</strong>, <strong>Brian </strong><b>Flanigan-Arthurs</b>, <strong>Jim Rea</strong>, <strong>Ben Roethig</strong>, <strong>Eric Bolden</strong>, <strong>Mark Fuccio</strong>, <strong>Kelly Guimont</strong>, and <strong>Brittany Smith</strong> question their ability to capitalize on the relationship and debate whether they are losing money or using Apple as a scapegoat. We wrap with a discussion of a high-priced Tinder tier and whether it might actually be worth it. (Part 3) </p>

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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Chapters:</strong></p>
<p>0:03:13 Speculation on the reasons behind Goldman's difficulties with Apple<br />0:07:42 Apple Card's Cashback Rewards<br />0:09:10 Consumer Credit Troubles for Goldman and Apple<br />0:10:40 The $500 a Month Tinder Tier<br />0:12:15 The Dating Pool for Wealthy Individuals<br />0:13:14 A Happy Ending and Satisfied Customers<br />0:14:29 Eric's Facepalm Streak Continues<br />0:14:58 Exploring the Pros and Cons of the Dating Game<br />0:16:52 Challenges of Modern Dating and the Appeal of Paid Services<br />0:17:20 The Evolution of Online Communication: From IRC to AOL<br />0:19:28 Chat Room Comments and the Importance of Online Communities<br />0:21:16 The Love Story: Paid Dating Service for Two Years</p>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Goldman Sachs regrets Apple Card, and is trying to escape the deal<br /></strong><a href="%20https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/10/16/goldman-sachs-regrets-apple-card-and-is-trying-to-escape-the-deal"><strong>https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/10/16/goldman-sachs-regrets-apple-card-and-is-trying-to-escape-the-deal</strong></a></p>
<p><strong>How the Apple-Goldman Sachs relationship became an unhappy marriage<br /><a href="https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/07/25/how-the-apple-goldman-sachs-relationship-became-an-unhappy-marriage">https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/07/25/how-the-apple-goldman-sachs-relationship-became-an-unhappy-marriage</a><br /></strong></p>
<p><strong>How the Partnership Between Apple and Goldman Sachs Soured<br /><a href="https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theinformation.com%2Farticles%2Fhow-the-partnership-between-apple-and-goldman-soured">https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theinformation.com%2Farticles%2Fhow-the-partnership-between-apple-and-goldman-soured</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>The Morning After: Tinder’s $500 a month tier is here<br /><a href="https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-tinders-500-a-month-tier-is-now-open-to-everyone-who-can-afford-it-111517880.html">https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-tinders-500-a-month-tier-is-now-open-to-everyone-who-can-afford-it-111517880.html</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Eric Bolden </strong>is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/eabolden">Twitter</a>, </strong>by email at embolden@mac.com, on <a href="https://techhub.social/@eabolden"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, <a href="http://trendingatwork.com"><strong>Trending At Work</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/brian8944">@brian8944</a></strong>. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at <strong><a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@brian8944">@brian8944@mastodon.cloud</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong>Mark Fuccio</strong> 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 <a href="http://twitter.com/markfuccio"><strong>Twitter,</strong></a> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-t-fuccio/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>, or on <a href="https://twit.social/@markfuccio"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Jeff Gamet</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/jgamet">Twitter</a></strong> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jgamet/"><strong>Instagram</strong></a>, jeffgamet on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffgamet/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>., @jgamet@mastodon.social on <a href="https://mastodon.social/@jgamet"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>, and on his <strong><a href="http://youtube.com/jgamet">YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong>David Ginsburg </strong>is the host of the weekly podcast <a href="https://intouchwithios.com/"><strong>In Touch With iOS</strong></a> 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 <strong><a href="https://youtube.com/daveg65">https://youtube.com/daveg65</a></strong> and find and follow him on Twitter <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/daveg65">@daveg65</a> </strong>and on <a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@daveg65"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud</p>
<p><strong>Kelly Guimont</strong> is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-aftershow-with-mike-and-kelly/id910010852"><strong>The Aftershow</strong></a> with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/verso">Twitter</a> </strong>and <a href="https://mastodon.social/@Verso"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>. </p>
<p><strong>Jim Rea</strong> 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 <a href="http://provue.com"><strong>provue.com</strong></a> and via <a href="https://techhub.social/@provuejim"><strong>@provuejim@techhub.social</strong></a> on Mastodon.</p>
<p><strong>Ben Roethig</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://roethigtech.blogspot.com">RoethigTech</a></strong>. Contact him on  <a href="http://twitter.com/benroethig"><strong>Twitter</strong></a> and <a href="https://techhangout.social/@benroethig"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a></p>
<p><strong>Brittany Smith</strong> is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, <a href="https://conquer.consulting"><strong>Devise and Conquer</strong></a>, along with companion <a href="https://devise-conquer.teachable.com/"><strong>video courses </strong></a>for folks with ADHD. She’s also the cofounder of <a href="https://www.adhdguild.com/"><strong>The ADHD Guild</strong></a>, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as <a href="http://twitter.com/addliberator"><strong>@addliberator</strong></a>, on Mastodon as <a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@addliberator@pdx.social"><strong>@addliberator@pdx.social</strong></a>, and on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/addliberator"><strong>YouTube with tech tips</strong></a>.</p>
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Our discussion of the new Apple USB-C Pencil continues with David GinsburgJeff GametBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaBen RoethigEric BoldenMark FuccioKelly Guimont, and Brittany Smith The panel delves into the decision to sacrifice inductive charging for a lower price on the latest model and advise on which version to purchase based on individual needs. The panel also touches on confusion surrounding the naming of different Apple Pencil versions before starting to explore Goldman Sachs' reported dissatisfaction with the Apple Card deal and speculate on their decision-making. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:23 Selecting the Right Apple Pencil Model
0:04:11 Exploring the benefits of the Apple Pencil
0:08:50 Considerations when deciding between Apple Pencil models
0:13:32 Apple Pencil: A Misunderstood Product
0:15:11 The affordable iPad: A great option for basic needs
0:16:02 Apple's decision to release new product with unique feature set
0:17:40 Delayed release of new iPads due to logistical challenges
0:19:26 Jim's New Era of Using the Apple Pencil
0:19:54 Goldman Sachs wants out of the Apple card deal
0:22:29 Goldman Sachs spending $350 per card for customer acquisition
0:28:28 Responsible Credit Card Usage with Apple Card
0:30:33 Limited Profitability for Goldman Sachs with Apple Card
0:31:40 Apple's Motive for Playing Devil's Advocate
0:31:46 Apple's Data Collection for Intelligence

Links:

Apple Pencil (USB-C) ​​​​​​
https://amzn.to/3Szzlfx

Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
https://amzn.to/474OqtW

Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
https://amzn.to/3MB1XRN

Stylus Pen for iPad 9th&10th Generation-2X Fast Charge Active Pencil Compatible
https://amzn.to/40wEXsG

Stylus Pen for iPad(2022-2018) with Palm Rejection, FOJOJO Active Pencil Compatible
https://amzn.to/47q9ryV

Charging Case Compatible with Apple Pencil 2nd Generation Only, Magnetic Charging Stand for Ipad Pen 2nd Gen v
https://amzn.to/3FPxnjz

Goldman Sachs regrets Apple Card, and is trying to escape the deal
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/10/16/goldman-sachs-regrets-apple-card-and-is-trying-to-escape-the-deal

How the Apple-Goldman Sachs relationship became an unhappy marriage
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/07/25/how-the-apple-goldman-sachs-relationship-became-an-unhappy-marriage

How the Partnership Between Apple and Goldman Sachs Soured
https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theinformation.com%2Farticles%2Fhow-the-partnership-between-apple-and-goldman-soured

 

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:00:22 Selecting the Right Apple Pencil Model 00:04:11 Exploring the benefits of the Apple Pencil 00:08:49 Considerations when deciding between Apple Pencil models 00:13:32 Apple Pencil: A Misunderstood Product 00:15:11 The affordable iPad: A great option for basic needs 00:16:02 Apple's decision to release new product with unique feature set 00:17:39 Delayed release of new iPads due to logistical challenges 00:19:54 Goldman Sachs wants out of the Apple card deal 00:22:28 Goldman Sachs spending $350 per card for customer acquisition 00:28:27 Responsible Credit Card Usage with Apple Card 00:30:32 Limited Profitability for Goldman Sachs with Apple Card 00:31:40 Apple's Motive for Playing Devil's Advocate 00:31:46 Apple's Data Collection for Intelligence
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<p>Our conversation with<strong> Josh Centers </strong>about his new <a href="https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/ios-17-ipados-17/"><strong>Take Control of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17</strong></a> continues with a look at the challenges of keeping up with iOS changes and their impact on different devices. We address the confusion between iOS and hardware changes and consider the fragmentation in the iPhone lineup. We touch on the limited improvement in the iPad camera and the iPad's functionality compared to a Mac. We highlight specific features and discuss frustrations with accessing menus and features on various devices. (Part 2)</p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Chapters:</strong></p>
<p>0:00:00 Introduction to "Taking Control of iOS 17 and iPad OS 17"<br />0:00:12 Portable Keychain Charger Cable for On-the-Go Charging<br />0:02:04 Handling Fragmentation and Compatibility Challenges in iOS Devices<br />0:04:14 Exploring Special iPhone Features in a Separate Chapter<br />0:06:01 Covering Older iPhone Models in the Book<br />0:07:48 Addressing Differences in Gestures and Muscle Memory in iPhones<br />0:09:53 Usability Issue: Action Button Placement<br />0:10:35 iPadOS 17: Notable Updates and Personalization<br />0:10:45 Conclusion and closing remarks<br />0:12:17 Window control feature on iPad Pro (name unknown)<br />0:12:30 Improved Stage Manager in iPadOS<br />0:13:51 Lack of Improvement in iPad Camera<br />0:15:25 New Tools in Notes App, Geared toward iPad<br />0:17:00 The iPad as a Mac replacement?<br />0:17:29 iPad vs MacBook Air: Which is More Useful?<br />0:18:45 iPad's Limitations as a Work Device<br />0:19:09 Frustration with Google Docs on iPad<br />0:21:06 Desire for iPad to be a primary work device<br />0:22:47 Upgrade policy for the book and future updates<br />0:24:22 Anticipating a Year Until the Desired Event<br />0:24:30 Introduction and Overview of Josh's various projects</p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Josh Centers</strong> manages the <a href="https://textexpander.com/blog"><strong>TextExpander Blog</strong></a> and is the Editor-In-Chief of <strong><a href="https://www.unprepared.life">Unprepared.life</a>, </strong>as well as a <strong><a href="http://takecontrolbooks.com">Take Control Books</a></strong> author. He is a former Managing Editor of <strong><a href="http://tidbits.com">TidBITS</a></strong> and the publisher of <strong><a href="http://applebuyingadvice.com/">Apple Buying Advice</a></strong>. He's also an occasional contributor to <strong><a href="http://www.macworld.com/author/Josh-Centers/">Macworld</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://boingboing.net/author/tozlink">Boing Boing</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="http://thesweethome.com">The Sweethome</a></strong>. You can keep up with him on <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/jcenters">X/Twitter</a></strong>, and his blog at<strong> <a href="http://joshcenters.com/">joshcenters.com</a></strong>.</p>
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Josh Centers looks at the new features in Apple’s latest mobile operating systems in new book, Take Control of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. We start with small refinements in iOS 17, collaborative efforts in Apple feature set and limitations of the voice assistant, Josh also touches in changes in the camera zoom features, his experience with the iPhone 15 Pro as it relates to iOS 17, and the new Action Button. (Part 1) 

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Chapters:

0:02:01 iOS 17 and iPadOS 17: Small refinements and distractions
0:04:57 Sharing AirTags and enhancing the Apple ecosystem in iOS 17
0:06:43 The Shift to Ecosystem Features
0:08:34 Apple's Devices as a Unified Ecosystem
0:11:11 Confusion with Device Activation Commands
0:12:28 Naming Options for Amazon Devices
0:13:14 The Camera: The Big Feature in the New Release
0:13:34 Late Adopter: Upgrading to a New iPhone
0:15:17 An abundance of camera features on the iPhone.
0:17:35 The struggle with big and heavy phones
0:19:12 Confusion about iPhone 15's camera features and seeking advice
0:20:02 Action button: Step sideways or step up?
0:21:39 Experimenting with the Action button's functionality
0:25:28 Pro Button: Voice Memos and Note-Taking

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Josh Centers manages the TextExpander Blog and the Editor-In-Chief of Unprepared.life as well as a Take Control Books author. He iis a former Managing Editor of TidBITS and the publisher of Apple Buying Advice. He's also an occasional contributor to Macworld, Boing Boing, and The Sweethome. You can keep up with him on X/Twitter, and his blog at joshcenters.com.

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00:00:00 Introduction to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 by Josh Centers 00:00:11 Introducing Mac Voices Magazine for Apple enthusiasts 00:02:00 iOS 17 and iPadOS 17: Small refinements and distractions 00:04:57 Sharing AirTags and enhancing the Apple ecosystem in iOS 17 00:06:42 The Shift to Ecosystem Features 00:08:34 Apple's Devices as a Unified Ecosystem 00:11:11 Confusion with Device Activation Commands 00:12:27 Naming Options for Amazon Devices 00:13:13 The Camera: The Big Feature in the New Release 00:13:33 Late Adopter: Upgrading to a New iPhone 00:15:17 An abundance of camera features on the iPhone. 00:17:34 The struggle with big and heavy phones 00:19:12 Confusion about iPhone 15's camera features and seeking advice 00:20:01 Action button: Step sideways or step up? 00:21:38 Experimenting with the Action button's functionality 00:25:27 Pro Button: Voice Memos and Note-Taking
Direct download: MV23279.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

The second part of our conversation with Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO  of Other World Computing (OWC), wraps up the confusion around Thunderbolt versions and hardware. Larry then looks at the opportunities for more creativity with the capabilities of iPhone 15, a new OWC utility that evaluates external drives for video use with it, and a surprising warning for PC users or those using drives with PCs. (Part 2) 

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0:00:38 Introduction to Larry O'Connor and Thunderbolt 3 vs. Thunderbolt 4
0:09:42 Intel's Mistake with Thunderbolt 4 Naming
0:11:36 Differentiating Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4
0:12:38 Understanding the complexity of Thunderbolt technology
0:16:06 iPhone 15: A Powerful Tool for Creative Professionals
0:16:51 iPhone 15 Pro's professional video capabilities
0:18:30 SpeedTest for iPhone ensures drive performance for direct capture
0:21:16 Ensuring Confidence in Drive Testing
0:22:35 Apple making video editing accessible for professionals and home users
0:24:15 The importance of using APFS for data protection
0:29:58 The Rapid Progress of Technology
0:30:47 Apple's Easy-to-Use Products
0:32:45 Plans for CES and Appreciation for Customers

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Larry O’Connor is the Founder and CEO of Other World Computing (aka OWC). Connect with him on X/Twitter as @OWCLarry.

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00:00:37 Introduction to Larry O'Connor and Thunderbolt 3 vs. Thunderbolt 4 00:02:26 Thunderbolt 3: Performance for peripherals and devices 00:05:04 Thunderbolt 4: Limited bandwidth for specific functions 00:06:41 Thunderbolt 3: Example of performance with Thunderbolt 3 ProDock 00:08:06 Thunderbolt 4: Rigid requirements and compatibility with Macs 00:09:43 Thunderbolt 4: Limited support and compliance on PC side 00:11:36 Differentiating between Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 00:12:37 Understanding the complexities of Thunderbolt technology 00:14:00 Thunderbolt compatibility and performance on Mac vs PC 00:16:51 iPhone 15 Pro: A Game-Changer in Video Production 00:18:16 Introducing SpeedTest for iPhone - Ensuring Optimal Performance 00:20:30 SpeedTest App: Avoiding Surprises and Compatibility Issues 00:21:16 Ensuring Confidence in Drive Testing 00:22:35 Apple's devices breaking barriers in video creation 00:30:47 Simplifying Complexity with Apple Products 00:32:31 Appreciation for Customers and Solutions
Direct download: MV23278.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO  of Other World Computing (OWC) discusses Apple’s new M3 chips, Thunderbolt 3 vs. Thunderbolt 4 and how the two relate. Thunderbolt designations can be confusing, and Larry helps us understand the differences and why we need to pay attention when selecting both computers and peripherals. (Part 1) 

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0:01:40 Larry's reactions to Apple's new M3 lineup and laptops
0:02:54 Initial thoughts on the price and display support
0:04:32 Thunderbolt 4 requirements and Apple's smooth play
0:05:43 M3 Base Model Supports Single External Display
0:07:44 Apple's Claims of Chip Superiority
0:09:45 Apple's Biggest Competition: Themselves
0:11:09 The M3 in iMac and competitive confusion
0:13:17 The Importance of Usage and Performance in Technology
0:14:51 Apple's M3 and Performance Comparisons
0:16:59 The Allure of Gear Lust and Apple's Standards
0:17:59 MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Size and Specs Comparison
0:18:51 Apple's positioning challenge between desktops and laptops
0:20:47 Potential implications of Thunderbolt 5 adoption by Apple
0:23:06 The limited benefits and rush for Thunderbolt 5
0:24:21 Apple's M3s and the Magic of Apple Silicon
0:25:44 Apple's Thunderbolt: Exploring Lightning-Fast 40 Gigabit Interface

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Larry O’Connor is the Founder and CEO of Other World Computing (aka OWC). Connect with him on X/Twitter as @OWCLarry.

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00:01:39 Larry's reactions to Apple's new M3 lineup and laptops 00:02:53 Initial thoughts on the price and display support 00:04:32 Thunderbolt 4 requirements and Apple's smooth play 00:05:43 M3 Base Model Supports Single External Display 00:07:44 Apple's Claims of Chip Superiority 00:09:45 Apple's Biggest Competition: Themselves 00:11:08 The M3 in iMac and competitive confusion 00:13:17 The Importance of Usage and Performance in Technology 00:14:51 Apple's M3 and Performance Comparisons 00:16:59 The Allure of Gear Lust and Apple's Standards 00:17:59 MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Size and Specs Comparison 00:18:50 Apple's positioning challenge between desktops and laptops 00:20:46 Potential implications of Thunderbolt 5 adoption by Apple 00:23:05 The limited benefits and rush for Thunderbolt 5 00:24:20 Apple's M3s and the Magic of Apple Silicon 00:25:43 Apple's Thunderbolt: Exploring Lightning-Fast 40 Gigabit Interface
Direct download: MV23277.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Our conversation with Michael E. Cohen about his book Take Control of Pages, fourth edition, continues as Michael talks about the benefits (and challenges) of using iCloud for document storage and collaboration. Pages boasts powerful layout capabilities and Michael has a whole chapter dedicated to getting starting with the page layout features to maximize their potential. We wrap up with the challenges of designing software for different platforms and how Apple has managed the process. (Part 2)

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0:02:40 Transitioning from Dropbox to iCloud for Take Control
0:05:22 Understanding the Cloud: A Source or Destination for Data
0:06:30 Decreased Need for Printing: Impact on Document Creation
0:06:48 Powerful layout capabilities in Pages
0:08:11 Layout format for e-books with graphics and captions
0:08:36 The Challenge of Page Layout for Word Users
0:09:49 Getting Started with Page Layout Concepts
0:12:06 Exploring the Power of Page Layout Documents
0:14:09 Pages: A Comprehensive Guide with 377 Pages
0:15:22 Apple's Sophisticated and Accessible Approach to Pages
0:16:16 Designing software for different Apple environments
0:18:30 Challenges of user experience across different platforms
0:22:13 Confirm pricing and upgrades at takecontrolbooks.com
0:22:40 Getting Oriented: Exploring Screen Layout and Tools

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Michael E. Cohen  has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. He's the author or co-author of several books, including Take Control of Pages, and Take Control of PDFpen, and can be reached on X/Twitter as @lymond.

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00:02:39 Transitioning from Dropbox to iCloud for Take Control 00:05:22 Understanding the Cloud: A Source or Destination for Data 00:06:30 Decreased Need for Printing: Impact on Document Creation 00:06:48 Powerful layout capabilities in Pages 00:08:10 Layout format for e-books with graphics and captions 00:08:36 The Challenge of Page Layout for Word Users 00:09:49 Getting Started with Page Layout Concepts 00:12:06 Exploring the Power of Page Layout Documents 00:14:09 Pages: A Comprehensive Guide with 377 Pages 00:15:22 Apple's Sophisticated and Accessible Approach to Pages 00:16:16 Designing software for different Apple environments 00:18:29 Challenges of user experience across different platforms 00:22:12 Confirm pricing and upgrades at takecontrolbooks.com 00:22:39 Getting Oriented: Exploring Screen Layout and Tools
Direct download: MV23276.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

<p><strong>Michael E. Cohen</strong> has updated his <a href="https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/pages/"><strong>Take Control of Pages</strong></a> to the fourth edition to reflect the latest additions and changes to Apple’s word processing and page layout program. Michael discusses explore like renaming features for better usability and cultural sensitivity, and the success of Apple's efforts to unify app features and integrate with iCloud for enhanced productivity. Some of Pages’ newest and most useful features are highlighted. (Part 1)</p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
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<p>0:00:00 Introduction to Take Control of Pages, fourth edition<br />0:02:17 The extensive process of updating screenshots and icons in the book<br />0:03:27 Evolution of Pages from a paid to a free and compatible program<br />0:05:30 The need for physical collateral in certain situations<br />0:07:21 Pages as a viable alternative for mail merge with context integration<br />0:08:27 Mail Merge: A Handy Tool for Frequent Users<br />0:09:39 The Future of Apple: 3D Objects and Augmented Reality<br />0:10:06 Creating Illusions with Multiple 3D Models<br />0:10:38 PDF Retains 3D Model Poses in a Flat Document<br />0:11:55 Apple Products Influenced by Vision Pro and AR VR<br />0:13:56 Pages: A Powerful Page Layout Program<br />0:15:33 The Appeal of Word Processing Alternatives<br />0:17:10 Functional Changes: Renaming Features and Layout Objects<br />0:19:03 Mac and iPad OS Versions Becoming More Similar<br />0:20:39 User Interface Changes for Better User Experience<br />0:23:45 Seamless Device Integration in the Apple Ecosystem<strong><br /></strong></p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Michael E. Cohen</strong>  has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. He's the author or co-author of several books, including <a href="https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/pages"><strong>Take Control of Pages</strong></a>, and <strong><a href="http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/pdfpen">Take Control of PDFpen</a></strong>, and can be reached on X/Twitter as <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/lymond">@lymond</a></strong>.</p>
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Direct download: MV23275.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

We wrap up the MacVoices Live! analysis of Apple’s “Scary Fast” event by looking at a transition to smaller screens and using external displays for increased workspace efficiency. The panel of Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenPatrice Brend’amourBen RoethigJeff GametMark Fuccio, and Kelly Guimont. expresses satisfaction with the compactness and power of the 14-inch MacBook Pro and applauds the performance of the FaceTime camera in spite of it only being 1080p. We also talk about Apple's latest chips vs. Intel’s offerings, and the potential for gaming and developer opportunities. The episode concludes with a fun and timely discussion about panel members' favorite Halloween candy. (Part 3)

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Chapters:

0:01:20 Transitioning to a smaller screen: Adaptation and alternatives
0:03:52 The benefits of downsizing: 13-inch vs 15-inch laptops
0:06:01 Weight Comparison: M3 vs Pro and Max
0:07:40 14-inch Height Comparable to 15.6-inch External Display
0:08:10 Impressive 1080p FaceTime camera on the new Macs
0:09:46 Shot on iPhone - Brilliant marketing tactic
0:11:04 Apple's rapid processor advancements leave older models behind
0:12:59 Intel's concern as Apple continues to dominate
0:14:48 Gaming enthusiasts anticipate hardware and API advancements
0:15:30 Apple's focus on gaming and developer relations
0:17:02 Financial benefits of developing for multiple Apple platforms

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:01:19 Transitioning to a smaller screen: Adaptation and alternatives 00:03:52 The benefits of downsizing: 13-inch vs 15-inch laptops 00:06:01 Weight Comparison: M3 vs Pro and Max 00:07:39 14-inch Height Comparable to 15.6-inch External Display 00:08:10 Impressive 1080p FaceTime camera on the new Macs 00:09:46 Shot on iPhone - Brilliant marketing tactic 00:11:04 Apple's rapid processor advancements leave older models behind 00:12:59 Intel's concern as Apple continues to dominate 00:14:48 Gaming enthusiasts anticipate hardware and API advancements 00:15:29 Apple's focus on gaming and developer relations 00:17:02 Financial benefits of developing for multiple Apple platforms
Direct download: MV23274.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Our “Scary Fast” discussion continues as Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenPatrice Brend’amourBen RoethigJeff GametMark Fuccio and Kelly Guimont discuss who the new M3 iMacs are for, the external display support, and why they preferred by many as an all-in-one solution while others find this limiting.  (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:19 Recent Mac Studio Update and WWDC
0:02:06 Personal Computers: From Desktops to Laptops
0:04:34 Accommodating different customer needs with external monitors
0:05:57 Exploring the possibility of a bigger iMac and untold stories
0:07:45 The Benefits of Using an iMac at Work
0:09:43 MacBook Air as the Perfect Gift, but iMac Still Preferred
0:10:08 iMac: A Convenient Desktop Solution
0:12:30 iMac: Appeal and Beauty in Desktop Machines
0:14:11 MacBook Pro: Powerful Machines for Professionals
0:16:38 MacBook Pro M3: The Joy of Losing the Touch Bar
0:18:35 Technical Difficulties: Muted Audio
0:18:43 Touch Bar Placement Debate
0:20:28 Waiting for the M2 Mini and Spring Event
0:27:25 Mini Desk Setup with External Displays
0:29:36 Rebooting Computer and Discussing the M1 Max vs M1
0:31:24 Differences in Memory Capacity between 14 and 16-inch models
0:32:20 The Rise of AI and Machine Learning Applications

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:01:18 Recent Mac Studio Update and WWDC 00:02:05 Personal Computers: From Desktops to Laptops 00:04:34 Accommodating different customer needs with external monitors 00:05:57 Exploring the possibility of a bigger iMac and untold stories 00:07:45 The Benefits of Using an iMac at Work 00:09:42 MacBook Air as the Perfect Gift, but iMac Still Preferred 00:10:08 iMac: A Convenient Desktop Solution 00:12:30 iMac: Appeal and Beauty in Desktop Machines 00:14:11 MacBook Pro: Powerful Machines for Professionals 00:16:37 MacBook Pro M3: The Joy of Losing the Touch Bar 00:18:35 Technical Difficulties: Muted Audio 00:18:43 Touch Bar Placement Debate 00:20:28 Waiting for the M2 Mini and Spring Event 00:27:24 Mini Desk Setup with External Displays 00:29:35 Rebooting Computer and Discussing the M1 Max vs M1 00:31:23 Differences in Memory Capacity between 14 and 16-inch models 00:32:20 The Rise of AI and Machine Learning Applications
Direct download: MV23273.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

Less than 24 hours after Apple’s “Scary Fast”, MacVoices Live! convened the panel of Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenPatrice Brend’amourBen RoethigJeff GametMark Fuccio and Kelly Guimont. The discussion starts with the presentation aspects of the event, then turns to the new iMac powered by an M3 processor and its consumers focus, returning to the iMac's original roots. That Apple's most powerful machines are now laptops is considered, as are the alternatives for those who want more, larger screen options. Screen resolution is debated, and the implications of the event being shot entirely on an iPhone 15 Pro Max were  examined. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple's Scary Fest Event: A Recap
0:13:59 Leaving the Audience Wanting More
0:16:36 Ben's Technical Difficulties and Apple's Impressive iPhone Video
0:19:07 Apple's Push for Professional Filmmaking on iPhone
0:21:04 Debunking Expectations of iPhone Camera Quality
0:26:21 The Power of the M3 Processor in iMac
0:27:56 Different machines and the power of laptops
0:29:30 Research results on 5K iMac availability and display quality
0:31:36 The role of iMac in modern computing landscape
0:34:04 The market for iMac and its primary functions

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:13:58 Leaving the Audience Wanting More 00:16:35 Ben's Technical Difficulties and Apple's Impressive iPhone Video 00:19:07 Apple's Push for Professional Filmmaking on iPhone 00:21:04 Debunking Expectations of iPhone Camera Quality 00:26:20 The Power of the M3 Processor in iMac 00:27:55 Different machines and the power of laptops 00:29:29 Research results on 5K iMac availability and display quality 00:31:35 The role of iMac in modern computing landscape 00:34:03 The market for iMac and its primary functions
Direct download: MV23272.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

In the October 2023 Update, Chuck reviews the events of the last month, provides and update on individual episode cover art, and updates MacVoices Featured Gear. The update looks ahead to some what is coming in November, and provides the latest information on sponsorships and Patreon support.

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Direct download: MV23271.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

In the continuation of an “enthusiastic” MacVoices Live! discussion, Chuck JoinerWeb BixbyDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigEric BoldenJim Rea, and Guy Serle debate the impact of the 23andMe hack and whether having your genetic information exposed is a significant privacy threat. The potential risks of hackers accessing your data, insurance companies exploiting it, and the legal and social implications are discussed. Additionally, we mention science fiction movies as precedent, as well as the CEO of Goldman Sachs and the art of DJing. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 The Importance of Privacy in Genetic Information
0:01:29 Comparing DNA Privacy to Other Personal Information Concerns
0:04:07 Irreversibility of DNA Data and Potential Consequences
0:06:07 Insurance Companies and Access to DNA Information
0:07:56 Long-term Implications and Prudence of Sharing DNA Information
0:09:04 The Potential of Machine Learning and Unknown Futures
0:10:07 Privacy Concerns with Genetic Testing
0:12:21 Money and Politics: A Problematic Combination
0:13:21 Concerns about Knowing Genetic Information
0:14:45 Call our Google Voice Number for Further Inquiries
0:15:28 Science Fiction Movies Inspiring Real-Life Innovations
0:16:55 Twinkly App-Controlled LED Holiday Lights and Featured Gear
0:18:36 CEO of Largest Banks Steps Down from DJing
0:19:13 Goldman's 10-year agreement with Apple
0:20:56 Goldman's challenge in getting out of the agreement

Links:

Hacker leaks millions more 23andMe user records on cybercrime forum
https://techcrunch.com/2023/10/18/hacker-leaks-millions-more-23andme-user-records-on-cybercrime-forum/

Goldman Sachs CEO stops doing controversial DJ gigs
https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/17/investing/goldman-sachs-david-solomon-dj-earnings/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

 

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00:00:00 The Importance of Privacy in Genetic Information 00:01:29 Comparing DNA Privacy to Other Personal Information Concerns 00:04:07 Irreversibility of DNA Data and Potential Consequences 00:06:07 Insurance Companies and Access to DNA Information 00:07:55 Long-term Implications and Prudence of Sharing DNA Information 00:09:04 The Potential of Machine Learning and Unknown Futures 00:10:06 Privacy Concerns with Genetic Testing 00:12:20 Money and Politics: A Problematic Combination 00:13:20 Concerns about Knowing Genetic Information 00:14:44 Call our Google Voice Number for Further Inquiries 00:15:28 Science Fiction Movies Inspiring Real-Life Innovations 00:18:36 CEO of Largest Banks Steps Down from DJing 00:19:12 Goldman's 10-year agreement with Apple 00:20:56 Goldman's challenge in getting out of the agreement
Direct download: MV23270.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerWeb BixbyDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigEric BoldenJim Rea, and Guy Serle before digging into a "right to repair” announcement from The White House that involves Apple. They also touch on social media Pebble’s closure, X’s message posting fee test, and the declining luxury tech accessories market. Then, the hack of 23andMe and the resulting disclosure of biometric data generates disagreement between the participants. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Speculation on Apple's Scary Fest event
0:08:56 Concerns about Twitter's Charging Model
0:11:04 Debating the Potential Impact of Charging on the Platform
0:11:41 Elon Musk's Approach Contrasted with Isaacson's Book
0:13:57 The Importance of Credit Card Information for Elon Musk
0:14:46 Elon's Vision for Company X as an All-Encompassing Financial Thing
0:16:35 Trust Issues and Apple's Potential to Fulfill Musk's Vision
0:17:33 Company Shutting Down Due to Strong Headwinds
0:19:09 Significant Sale and Limited Supplies
0:20:35 Luxury Goods: Apple Watch Bands and Air Tags
0:22:22 The Market for Luxury Device Cases and Accessories
0:25:33 The Need for Next Generation Repair Options
0:26:09 Consumer Rights vs. Negligence and Destruction
0:29:02 Hackers Steal 23andMe User Records: Concerns about DNA Privacy
0:30:56 Biometric Data: Potential Uses and Manipulation
0:32:35 Concerns about the Profitability and Security of Biometric Data
0:34:22 The Vulnerability of Biometric Data and its Potential Misuse

Links:

Twitter/X rival T2 rebrands as ‘Pebble,’ saying the old name was never meant to be permanent
https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/18/twitter-x-rival-t2-rebrands-as-pebble-saying-the-old-name-was-never-meant-to-be-permanent/

X begins charging new users $1 per year to send tweets
https://www.engadget.com/x-is-starting-to-charge-new-users-1-per-year-to-send-tweets-000925191.html

Apple Accessory Maker Pad & Quill Shutting Down, Offering 50% Off Sitewide
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/10/24/pad-quill-shutting-down

Apple set to announce next-level ‘right to repair’ support nationwide, says White House
https://9to5mac.com/2023/10/24/apple-next-level-right-to-repair-support-nationwide/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

Apple Backs Federal Right-to-Repair Law, Commits to National Repair Program For iPhones and More
https://cordcuttersnews.com/apple-backs-federal-right-to-repair-law-commits-to-national-repair-program-for-iphones-and-more

Hacker leaks millions more 23andMe user records on cybercrime forum
https://techcrunch.com/2023/10/18/hacker-leaks-millions-more-23andme-user-records-on-cybercrime-forum/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

 

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00:00:00 Speculation on Apple's Scary Fest event 00:08:56 Concerns about Twitter's Charging Model 00:11:04 Debating the Potential Impact of Charging on the Platform 00:11:41 Elon Musk's Approach Contrasted with Isaacson's Book 00:13:57 The Importance of Credit Card Information for Elon Musk 00:14:46 Elon Musk's Ambition for an All-in-One Financial Platform 00:16:35 Trust Issues and Apple's Potential to Fulfill Musk's Vision 00:17:33 Company Shutting Down Due to Strong Headwinds 00:19:09 Significant Sale and Limited Supplies 00:20:34 Luxury Goods: Apple Watch Bands and Air Tags 00:22:21 The Market for Luxury Device Cases and Accessories 00:25:33 The Need for Next Generation Repair Options 00:26:09 Consumer Rights vs. Negligence and Destruction 00:29:02 Hackers Steal 23andMe User Records: Concerns about DNA Privacy 00:30:56 Biometric Data: Potential Uses and Manipulation 00:32:35 Concerns about the Profitability and Security of Biometric Data 00:34:22 The Vulnerability of Biometric Data and its Potential Misuse
Direct download: MV23269.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

Apple announced an unprecedented Monday afternoon/evening (U.S. time) event with the teaser “Scary Fast”. That sent the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerWeb BixbyDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigEric BoldenJim Rea, and Guy Serle into a frenzy of speculation on what we might see announced. From new iMacs to the debut of the M3 chip, the panel discusses the what’s and why’s, and what they are betting on. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple's Unprecedented Monday Event: What to Expect
0:05:10 Casual Chit-Chat and Apologies for Facebook Group Issues
0:06:43 Frustration with Facebook's Response to Spamming Issue
0:08:24 Unusual Timing and Speculation on Apple Event Content
0:08:51 Speculating on the timing and impact of upcoming Apple event
0:11:25 Questioning the likelihood of an iMac and considering other possibilities
0:13:21 Debating the potential release of a new Mac Pro
0:15:45 Expressing interest in a potential M3 Mac Mini
0:18:07 Discussing the possibility of a larger iMac Pro
0:18:58 MacBook Air update includes 15-inch version
0:19:52 Uncertainty Surrounding Upcoming Announcement
0:20:38 A17 Pro chip technology and the need for speed
0:22:08 Rumors of a 27-inch iMac with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips
0:23:49 Timing and hypothesis for the announcement of new machines
0:25:03 Speculation: Apple's Surprise Ad Spots during Sports Events
0:27:27 Timing of Apple events and viewership habits
0:31:19 Speculating on the features of the new iMac

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Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:00:00 Apple's Unprecedented Monday Event: What to Expect 00:05:10 Casual Chit-Chat and Apologies for Facebook Group Issues 00:06:42 Frustration with Facebook's Response to Spamming Issue 00:08:23 Unusual Timing and Speculation on Apple Event Content 00:08:50 Speculating on the timing and impact of upcoming Apple event 00:11:25 Questioning the likelihood of an iMac and considering other possibilities 00:13:21 Debating the potential release of a new Mac Pro 00:15:45 Expressing interest in a potential M3 Mac Mini 00:18:06 Discussing the possibility of a larger iMac Pro 00:18:57 MacBook Air update includes 15-inch version 00:19:51 Uncertainty Surrounding Upcoming Announcement 00:20:38 A17 Pro chip technology and the need for speed 00:22:08 Rumors of a 27-inch iMac with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips 00:23:49 Timing and hypothesis for the announcement of new machines 00:25:02 Speculation: Apple's Surprise Ad Spots during Sports Events 00:27:26 Timing of Apple events and viewership habits 00:31:19 Speculating on the features of the new iMac 00:33:00 Support MacVoices through Patreon or one-time donation
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

In the latest edition of TV+ Talk co-hosts Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner discuss the box office results of “Killers of the Flower Moon”, whether a 4-hour version of “Napoleon” (or any movie) is a good idea, and the parting of ways between Apple and Jon Stewart. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:


0:00:18 Apple TV Plus rises into the headlines with big shows
0:04:59 Apple's strategy of putting blockbuster movies on TV Plus
0:08:43 Killers of the Flower Moon finally in theaters, overshadowed by Taylor Swift
0:10:11 Taylor Swift vs. Killers of the Flower Moon
0:11:59 Challenges in Promoting Killers of the Flower Moon
0:13:35 Leonardo DiCaprio's Impact on Film Awareness
0:15:12 Demographic Breakdown of Audience for "Killers of the Flaming"
0:16:05 Apple's Motive: Free Money or Hollywood Credibility?
0:17:55 Streaming Services: Movies vs. TV Series
0:19:24 Theatrical Release and Oscar Considerations
0:21:02 The Daily Show vs. The Problem with Jon Stewart
0:22:56 Controversy: AI and China
0:31:21 Apple's support for Jon Stewart and its implications
0:34:11 Ownership and influence in the modern media landscape

Guests:

Charlotte Henry is a media junkie, covering how Apple is not just a revolutionary tech firm, but a revolutionary media firm. She is based in London, writes and broadcasts for various outlets, and is the author of Not Buying It, an examination of fake news. You can find her on her The Addition blog, her podcast, in her The Addition newsletter on substack, and on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and TikTok.

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00:00:18 Apple TV Plus rises into the headlines with big shows 00:04:59 Apple's strategy of putting blockbuster movies on TV Plus 00:08:43 Killers of the Flower Moon finally in theaters, overshadowed by Taylor Swift 00:10:10 Taylor Swift vs. Killers of the Flower Moon 00:11:58 Challenges in Promoting Killers of the Flower Moon 00:13:35 Leonardo DiCaprio's Impact on Film Awareness 00:15:11 Demographic Breakdown of Audience for "Killers of the Flaming" 00:16:05 Apple's Motive: Free Money or Hollywood Credibility? 00:17:55 Streaming Services: Movies vs. TV Series 00:19:23 Theatrical Release and Oscar Considerations 00:21:01 The Daily Show vs. The Problem with Jon Stewart 00:22:56 Controversy: AI and China 00:31:21 Apple's support for Jon Stewart and its implications 00:34:11 Ownership and influence in the modern media landscape

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The 20th Anniversary gathering of Take Control authors wraps up with reflections on the early days of Take Control Books and the collaborative editing process.  Joe Kissell, Adam and Tonya Engst, Jeff CarlsonJosh CentersMichael E. Cohen, Scott KnasterTed LandauKirk McElhearnMatt Neuburg, and Jeff Porten discuss the importance of incorporating different viewpoints, and the contributions of copy editors and software developers are highlighted. The panel touches on writing a Take Control book about AI, using AI to do it, and why it won’t happen. How and why Take Control books are discontinued is explained, and Joe wraps up with information on the 20th Anniversary Sale.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:06 Different Perspectives and Sponsored Books
0:05:48 The Power of Stories in Engaging Guests
0:07:30 Leading-Edge Topics and Historical Relevance
0:10:58 Reflecting on the Past and Stories to Tell
0:14:51 Selling books on outdated operating systems
0:16:40 Deleting outdated titles from the website
0:17:25 Outdated Titles and Customer Awareness
0:18:42 Challenges with outdated software and discontinuing low-performing books
0:20:02 Exploring the possibility of writing a book on AI
0:22:21 Mixed experiences with chat GPT's accuracy and humorous outcomes
0:24:17 Using ChatGPT for Writing Inspiration and Research
0:26:11 Celebrating 20th Anniversary with Special Sale Announcement
0:27:30 Thanking the Community for Creating a Wonderful Environment
0:28:06 Thanking Joe for Organizing the Anniversary Celebration.

Guests:

  • Jeff Carlson
  • Josh Centers
  • Michael E. Cohen
  • Adam Engst
  • Tonya Engst
  •  
  • Joe Kissell
  • Scott Knaster
  • Ted Landau
  • Kirk McElhearn
  • Matt Neuburg
  • Jeff Porten

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00:00:00 Introduction to the Take Control Authors Reunion 00:02:05 Different Perspectives and Sponsored Books 00:05:48 The Power of Stories in Engaging Guests 00:07:29 Leading-Edge Topics and Historical Relevance 00:10:57 Reflecting on the Past and Stories to Tell 00:14:50 Selling books on outdated operating systems 00:16:39 Deleting outdated titles from the website 00:17:25 Outdated Titles and Customer Awareness 00:18:41 Challenges with outdated software and discontinuing low-performing books 00:20:02 Exploring the possibility of writing a book on AI 00:22:20 Mixed experiences with chat GPT's accuracy and humorous outcomes 00:24:17 Using ChatGPT for Writing Inspiration and Research 00:26:11 Celebrating 20th Anniversary with Special Sale Announcement 00:27:30 Thanking the Community for Creating a Wonderful Environment 00:28:05 Thanking Joe for Organizing the Anniversary Celebration 00:29:29 Find our sponsors on our front page and show notes.
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The 20th Anniversary gathering of Take Control authors continues as Joe Kissell, Adam and Tonya Engst, Jeff CarlsonJosh CentersMichael E. CohenLea GalanterScott KnasterTed LandauKirk McElhearnMatt Neuburg, and Jeff Porten explore how e-books have revolutionized the publishing industry, highlighting the advantages of easier revisions and instant sales feedback. Details that you probably didn’t know about how book sales used to be handled, and the inefficients that were inherent in the system are revealed, so that you may never look at a paper book the same way again. How the close relationship between the customers and Take control actors authors contributed to the unexpected success of Take Control books wraps up this session. (Part 2) 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 A Fun and Informative Reunion with Take Control Authors
0:00:39 Streamlining the Writing Process with Tonya's Approach
0:02:08 Challenges with Formatting and Layout Changes
0:03:18 The benefits of track changes and editing process
0:04:50 Immediate feedback and success tracking with Take Control Books
0:06:34 Building an audience and receiving feedback in publishing industry
0:08:37 Streaming "Take Control of Apple TV" initially
0:09:10 The early days of print books and Peach Pit Press
0:12:17 Take Control's unexpected success and lack of returns
0:14:21 The challenges of book returns in traditional bookstores
0:17:47 Autographing eBooks and the limited success of book signings
0:26:35 Personal Recommendations and Trust in Take Control Books

Guests:

  • Jeff Carlson
  • Josh Centers
  • Michael E. Cohen
  • Adam Engst
  • Tonya Engst
  • Lea Galanter
  • Joe Kissell
  • Scott Knaster
  • Ted Landau
  • Kirk McElhearn
  • Matt Neuburg
  • Jeff Porten

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00:00:00 A Fun and Informative Reunion with Take Control Authors 00:00:38 Streamlining the Writing Process with Tanya's Approach 00:02:08 Challenges with Formatting and Layout Changes 00:03:18 The benefits of track changes and editing process 00:04:49 Immediate feedback and success tracking with take control books 00:06:33 Building an audience and receiving feedback in publishing industry 00:08:36 Streaming "Take Control of Apple TV" initially 00:09:10 The early days of print books and Peach Pit Press 00:12:16 Take Control's unexpected success and lack of returns 00:14:20 The challenges of book returns in traditional bookstores 00:17:46 Autographing eBooks and the limited success of book signings 00:26:34 Personal Recommendations and Trust in Take Control Books 00:28:17 Appreciation for the Work and Excellence of Take Control Authors

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Twenty years of Take Control Books deserves a reunion, and we’ve got it. Current publisher Joe Kissell and Take Control Co-Founders Adam and Tonya Engst organized a get-together that featured the star-studded roster of Jeff CarlsonJosh CentersMichael E. CohenLea GalanterScott KnasterTed LandauKirk McElhearnMatt Neuburg, and Jeff Porten to discuss how they became involved in Take Control and  how it differed from other publishing houses. (Part 1) 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction to Mac Voices and Take Control Week
0:02:26 Jeff Carlson talks about his Take Control books and logo design
0:04:11 Introductions and Book Projects
0:05:14 The Beginnings of the Take Control Series
0:05:41 From Publishing to Writing Books on Macs
0:07:02 A Trip Down Memory Lane with Take Control Books
0:11:21 Tonya's Role as Editor-in-Chief and Collaboration with Authors
0:13:24 Discussion on the Origins and Key Aspects of Take Control
0:19:03 The Thrill of eBooks and All-Digital Reading
0:21:24 Influence of Tonya's Writing Style and the Evolution of Chapter Titles
0:23:37 The editing process and the need for brevity
0:26:11 Writing directly into final layout for a better publishing experience

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  • Jeff Carlson
  • Josh Centers
  • Michael E. Cohen
  • Adam Engst
  • Tonya Engst
  • Lea Galanter
  • Joe Kissell
  • Scott Knaster
  • Ted Landau
  • Kirk McElhearn
  • Matt Neuburg
  • Jeff Porten

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00:00:00 Introduction to Take Control Authors Panel 00:02:26 0:02:26 Jeff Carlson talks about his Take Control books and logo design 00:04:10 0:04:11 Introductions and Book Projects 00:05:14 The Beginnings of the Take Control Series 00:05:41 From Publishing to Writing Books on Macs 00:07:01 A Trip Down Memory Lane with Take Control Books 00:09:01 Introduction and Origins of Take Control 00:12:07 Transition to a Different Field and Current Work at Cornell 00:13:24 Discussion on the Origins and Key Aspects of Take Control 00:19:03 The Thrill of eBooks and Digital Publishing 00:23:36 Learning the art of brevity in the editing process 00:26:11 Writing directly into final layout for a better publishing experience
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Co-Founders Adam Engst and Tonya Engst and current Publisher Joe Kissell celebrate the 20th anniversary of Take Control Books, revealing the origins of the company. The success of their ebook model, the challenges of setting up their first merchant account, and how the sale of the company to Joe came about are all part of the story. Take Control was years (maybe more) ahead of its time, and there are plenty of behind-the-scenes details are included in the conversation. The episode concludes with the announcement of a special limited-time sale on all existing titles. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 A Special Celebration of Take Control Books
0:03:43 Joe Kissel Joins as the First Author
0:10:05 The unexpected success: Selling a thousand copies in a day
0:12:33 Lucky break: Getting the merchant account turned back on
0:14:09 The Birth of a Publishing Empire
0:18:04 Innovating with Updates for Print Books
0:22:40 Ahead of Our Time: 100% Remote Workforce
0:22:53 The Challenges of Limited Office Space and Staffing
0:23:48 Lower Costs and Greater Efficiency in Publishing Process
0:34:44 The Revolutionary Nature of These PDFs
0:37:03 The challenges of e-books vs. physical books
0:42:57 Right place, right time, right ideas
0:47:24 Transition: Selling Take Control Books to Joe
0:49:40 The Surprise Announcement of Take Control Sale
0:53:31 Celebrating 20 Years with Special Pricing
0:57:43 Free Copy of Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner

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MacVoices #17102: Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, Joe Kissell, and a Major Take Control Books Announcement

Guests:

Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS and the TidBITS Content Network. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles - thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory's top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on Twitter for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.

Tonya Engst co-founded the TidBITS online publication in 1990 with Adam Engst. She also co-founded the Take Control Books series with Adam in 2003 and saw the series through its early years. Tonya was editor-in-chief of the Take Control series from 2003–2017. She is currently Digital Content Editor at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, ILR School, Cornell University. Follow her on Twitter.

 

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00:00:00 A Special Celebration of Take Control Books 00:03:42 Joe Kissel Joins as the First Author 00:10:04 The unexpected success: Selling a thousand copies in a day 00:12:33 Lucky break: Getting the merchant account turned back on 00:14:08 The Birth of a Publishing Empire 00:18:04 Innovating with Updates for Print Books 00:22:40 Ahead of Our Time: 100% Remote Workforce 00:22:52 The Challenges of Limited Office Space and Staffing 00:23:47 Lower Costs and Greater Efficiency in Publishing Process 00:34:43 The Revolutionary Nature of These PDFs 00:37:03 The challenges of e-books vs. physical books 00:42:57 Right place, right time, right ideas 00:47:23 Transition: Selling Take Control Books to Joe 00:49:40 The Surprise Announcement of Take Control Sale 00:53:30 Celebrating 20 Years with Special Pricing 00:57:43 Free Copy of Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner
Direct download: MV23263.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

This MacVoices Live! session concludes with a discussion of Spotify's new audiobook library and Samsung's pursuit of blue bubbles in messaging. The appeal and limitations of Spotify's 15-hour monthly allowance for audiobooks is debated as is Spotify's plan to use AI voices and its ability to compete with Audible, Amazon, and Apple. Chuck JoinerGuy SerleBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaMark Fuccio, and Web Bixby finish up with a conversation about the ongoing competition in messaging services and Samsung trying to push Apple into a message standard. (Part 3) 

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Chapters:

0:01:08 Spotify's new offering: 150,000 audiobooks for premium users
0:03:12 Spotify's audiobook service ranks third after Audible and free options
0:03:57 The limitations of Spotify's audiobook service
0:13:54 Voice Quality and AI Voices for Books
0:17:59 Samsung's push for RCS compatibility with Apple
0:21:46 Samsung and Google's attempt to homogenize messaging services
0:22:47 Need for a Cross-Platform Message App
0:23:07 Apple's Functionality vs iPhone's Great Features
0:25:48 Interfacing with Android People: No Difficulty
0:26:16 The rise of text messaging and alternative communication platforms
0:28:09 Amazon's strategic value in the book ecosystem
0:30:18 Challenges Spotify will face in disrupting Amazon's book dominance
0:33:03 The convenience of e-books and the decline in physical books
0:33:44 Discussing iPad Sizes and Models
0:34:55 Introducing the Panel and Contact Information
0:36:23 Mic Talk and Appreciation

Links:

Spotify Audiobooks is the killer feature to fight off Apple Music and Tidal streaming — and could destroy Amazon's Audible
https://www.imore.com/music-movies-tv/apple-music/spotify-audiobooks-is-the-killer-feature-to-fight-off-apple-music-and-tidal-streaming-and-could-destroy-amazons-audible

Samsung joins Google in RCS shaming Apple https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/10/23910941/samsung-rcs-shaming-apple-getthemessage

Guests:

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.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:01:07 Spotify's new offering: 150,000 audiobooks for premium users 00:03:12 Spotify's audiobook service ranks third after Audible and free options 00:03:56 The limitations of Spotify's audiobook service 00:13:53 Voice Quality and AI Voices for Books 00:17:58 Samsung's push for RCS compatibility with Apple 00:21:45 Samsung and Google's attempt to homogenize messaging services 00:22:47 Need for a Cross-Platform Message App 00:23:06 Apple's Functionality vs iPhone's Great Features 00:25:48 Interfacing with Android People: No Difficulty 00:26:16 The rise of text messaging and alternative communication platforms 00:28:08 Amazon's strategic value in the book ecosystem 00:30:18 Challenges Spotify will face in disrupting Amazon's book dominance 00:33:03 The convenience of e-books and the decline in physical books 00:33:43 Discussing iPad Sizes and Models 00:34:55 Introducing the Panel and Contact Information 00:36:23 Mic Talk and Appreciation
Direct download: MV23262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

While the resolution of the writer’s strike might not seem like MacVoices fodder, Chuck JoinerGuy SerleBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaMark Fuccio, and Web Bixby examine the concerns over streaming salaries and bonuses in a streaming video world and AI usage and compensation for writers. The impact of streaming platforms and deepfake technology is considered, along with the challenges of using the voices and likenesses of both living and deceased actors. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:18 Bonus Schedules for Streaming Success and Use of AI
0:03:44 AI Language Models: A Threat to Writers?
0:04:39 Confidentiality Agreements and Streaming Data Transparency
0:06:35 Studios Sharing Information: A Breakthrough for Writers
0:07:17 Writers and AI: Shifting Dynamics in the Entertainment Industry
0:09:34 Compensation Issues and the Impact of Streaming on Writers
0:14:06 Technological Realities and Work Stoppage
0:16:33 The Future of Realistic Digital Characters
0:17:27 Apple and Technology: Things to be Aware Of
0:17:52 Personalized Voice Technology: Training to Sound Like Someone Else
0:19:14 Impersonating Voices: A Discussion for After Dark
0:19:21 The Importance of Protecting Actors' Faces and Voices
0:20:22 The Debate: Who Gets Paid for Voice Impersonations?
0:21:45 Copyright and Contractual Issues with Impersonating Actors
0:23:30 Legal Implications of Voice and Likeness Rights
0:25:19 Satire and Copyright Protection

Links:

Summary of the 2023 WGA MBA 
https://www.wgacontract2023.org/the-campaign/summary-of-the-2023-wga-mba?

Guests:

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.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:02:17 Bonus Schedules for Streaming Success and Use of AI 00:03:44 AI Language Models: A Threat to Writers? 00:04:38 Confidentiality Agreements and Streaming Data Transparency 00:06:35 Studios Sharing Information: A Breakthrough for Writers 00:07:16 Writers and AI: Shifting Dynamics in the Entertainment Industry 00:09:33 Compensation Issues and the Impact of Streaming on Writers 00:14:06 Technological Realities and Work Stoppage 00:16:32 The Future of Realistic Digital Characters 00:17:26 Apple and Technology: Things to be Aware Of 00:17:52 Personalized Voice Technology: Training to Sound Like Someone Else 00:19:13 Impersonating Voices: A Discussion for After Dark 00:19:20 The Importance of Protecting Actors' Faces and Voices 00:20:22 The Debate: Who Gets Paid for Voice Impersonations? 00:21:45 Copyright and Contractual Issues with Impersonating Actors 00:23:30 Legal Implications of Voice and Likeness Rights 00:25:19 Satire and Copyright Protection
Direct download: MV23261.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerGuy SerleBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaMark Fuccio, and Web Bixby discuss recent purchases during the autumn Amazon shopping event, including security cameras, accessories, surge protectors, beach sandals, and upgraded Apple AirPod Pros. We also explore how an old iPad is holding up and highlight the value of trading in old devices. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:04:00 Amazon Shopping Day Deals
0:05:58 Brian's Additional Amazon Purchase: MagSafe Charging Bank
0:07:11 Guy's Amazon Purchases: Beach Sandals and Apple AirPods
0:09:34 AirPods Pro: Impressive Noise Cancellation and Voice Commands
0:12:23 iPhone Case: Practical and Versatile
0:14:24 Introducing the Insta360 Link: A Versatile Webcam Alternative
0:15:47 Chuck's Impressed with Webb's Picture Quality on Insta360 Link
0:16:57 Insta360's Deal Outside of Amazon Prime Day
0:18:10 No Tempting Deals, Chuck Sticks with His Choice
0:18:28 Sharing and Helping Each Other
0:20:18 Evaluating the Value of Old iPads
0:24:15 Multiple Devices: How Many Gadgets Do You Have?

Links:

eufy Security, eufyCam 2C 2-Cam Kit, Security Camera Outdoor
https://amzn.to/3S8dL1j

Anker Magnetic Battery Pack Power Bank, 5,000mAh Wireless Portable Charger, for Magsafe 
https://amzn.to/404tu3j

Dunham Men's Nolan Wf Sandal 
https://amzn.to/3Fs09GQ

2 Pack Surge Protector Power Strip with 6 Outlets 2 USB Ports 5-Foot Long Heavy-Duty Braided Extension Cords Flat Plug 
https://amzn.to/3QrFtFc

Surge Protector Power Strip - 8 Widely Outlets with 4 USB Charging Ports, 3 Side Outlet Extender with 5Ft Braided Extension Cord, Flat Plug 
https://amzn.to/3FoMFeT

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Ear Buds with USB-C Charging 
https://amzn.to/3Q3UGe0

Insta360 Link - PTZ 4K Webcam with 1/2" Sensor, AI Tracking, Gesture Control, HDR, Noise-Canceling Microphones 
https://amzn.to/3QpqVET

Guests:

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.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:04:00 Amazon Shopping Day Deals 00:05:58 Brian's Additional Amazon Purchase: MagSafe Charging Bank 00:07:11 Guy's Amazon Purchases: Beach Sandals and Apple AirPods 00:09:34 AirPods Pro: Impressive Noise Cancellation and Voice Commands 00:12:22 iPhone Case: Practical and Versatile 00:14:24 Introducing the Insta360 Link: A Versatile Webcam Alternative 00:15:46 Chuck's Impressed with Web's Picture Quality on Insta360 Link 00:16:57 Insta360's Deal Outside of Amazon Prime Day 00:18:10 No Tempting Deals, Chuck Sticks with His Choice 00:18:27 Sharing and Helping Each Other 00:20:18 Evaluating the Value of Old iPads 00:24:14 Multiple Devices: How Many Gadgets Do You Have?
Direct download: MV23260.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

Selecting a power bank to keep your devices charged while on the go is a simple right? Only if you do a little homework. Chuck Joiner covers some of the things you should consider when evaluating the many options out there, shares some of his favorites, and provides some safety tips. 

Show Notes:

Links:

myCharge Portable Charger (MagSafe)
https://amzn.to/3Qm19RV

Scosche PBQ5MSWT GoBat Fast Wireless Charging Power Bank, 5,000 mAh, Portable Charging Bank with USB-C Port, Compatible with Magsafe and USB-C Devices
https://amzn.to/3S4xn6D

Scosche PB10PD-SP GoBat 10000mAh Compact Dual Port Power Bank with One 20-Watt USB-C Power Delivery and One 18-Watt USB-A Port
https://amzn.to/46BHuUD

Anker USB C Adapter (2 Pack), USB C to USB, High-Speed Data Transfer, USB-C to USB 3.0 Female Adapter
https://amzn.to/48XNybE

Anker USB C Charger Cable [2 Pack, 6ft], 310 Type C Charger Cable Fast Charging, Braided USB A to USB C
https://amzn.to/46LUvLc

LVFAN Portable Charger for Apple Watch, 4000mAh iWatch Charger Power Bank Wireless Battery Pack Magnetic Travel Smart Watch Charger for Apple Watch Series
https://amzn.to/46vgWo6

 

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Direct download: MV23259.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

As we continue our conversation with Jeff Carlson, author of Take Control of Apple Watch, 4th Edition, we explore its hidden features and discuss the new Apple Watch Ultra. Jeff's book uncovers overlooked features, like the focus mode, dictation capabilities, and improved mapping. Jeff also shares details about the ultra wideband chip, onboard Siri, and the forthcoming "double tap" feature. We wrap up with a look at  the widespread usefulness of devices like the Apple Watch and highlight Jeff's comprehensive guide to it. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:55 Uncovering Hidden Features of the Apple Watch
0:02:31 Apple's Revamped Maps Experience
0:02:46 Discovering Your Surroundings with Walking Radius Feature
0:04:08 Exploring the hidden features of the Apple Watch
0:05:31 Dictating responses and maximizing convenience
0:07:49 Ultra wideband chip and precise iPhone tracking
0:09:45 Onboard Siri and improved functionality with the S9 chip
0:11:26 Double Tap: New Gesture Control for Apple Watch
0:12:41 Health Specific Data: Ask Your Watch for Information
0:14:04 Convenient Accessibility Features in watchOS
0:15:36 On-device Siri and Potential Upgrade Incentive
0:20:05 Ultra's Popularity: Action Button or Fashion Statement?
0:22:06 Jeff's Book: Uncovering Hidden Features for a Better Life
0:22:45 Introduction to the Take Control book series
0:24:21 Special pricing and upgrade policy for Take Control books
0:25:59 Exploring hidden features and settings of the Apple Watch
0:29:41 Jeff's photography podcast and AI in photography newsletter

Links:

Bandbreit
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bandbreite/id1528561380

Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features by Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson’s Fine Art Prints - Autumn Collection

Guests:

Jeff Carlson is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the Smarter Image newsletter, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts PhotoActive and Photocombobulate, writes for Take Control, has spoken at several conferences and events. He lives in Seattle, where, yes, it is just as gray and wet and coffee-infused as you think it is.

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00:01:54 Uncovering Hidden Features of the Apple Watch 00:02:30 Apple's Revamped Maps Experience 00:02:46 Discovering Your Surroundings with Walking Radius Feature 00:04:08 Exploring the hidden features of the Apple Watch 00:05:30 Dictating responses and maximizing convenience 00:07:48 Ultra wideband chip and precise iPhone tracking 00:09:45 Onboard Siri and improved functionality with the S9 chip 00:11:26 Double Tap: New Gesture Control for Apple Watch 00:12:41 Health Specific Data: Ask Your Watch for Information 00:14:03 Convenient Accessibility Features in watchOS 00:15:36 On-device Siri and Potential Upgrade Incentive 00:20:05 Ultra's Popularity: Action Button or Fashion Statement? 00:22:06 Jeff's Book: Uncovering Hidden Features for a Better Life 00:22:44 Introduction to the Take Control book series 00:24:21 Special pricing and upgrade policy for Take Control books 00:25:58 Exploring hidden features and settings of the Apple Watch 00:29:40 Jeff's photography podcast and AI in photography newsletter
Direct download: MV23258.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Before we dig into Take Control of Apple Watch, 4th Edition, we talk with Jeff Carlson about his preferences for Apple Watch bands and the merging of technology and fashion. Jeff then discusses the challenges of updating their book, interface changes in watchOS 9, and the benefits of focus modes. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:53 A Year of Wearing a Comfortable Band
0:03:21 App for Apple Watch Band Collectors
0:03:55 Apple Watch Bands: The Unlikely App Topic
0:06:09 Apple's Overboard Luxury with Gold Watches
0:07:25 Apple's Marketing Success with the Apple Watch
0:08:51 Rise of Smartwatches: From Geeky Nerds to Everyday People
0:10:40 Smartwatch Popularity: From Inquisitive Questions to Fashion Statements
0:11:13 Introduction: Changes in Apple Watch and WatchOS
0:15:29 Accessibility of Control Center
0:16:54 Problematic Replacement with SmartStack
0:18:09 Customizing Side Button Functionality
0:19:35 Middle of the Road Interface Annoyance
0:21:09 Changing Watch Faces and Interface Logic
0:22:50 Feedback-Driven Changes in WatchOS Interface

Links:

Bandbreit
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bandbreite/id1528561380

Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features by Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson’s Fine Art Prints - Autumn Collection

Guests:

Jeff Carlson is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the Smarter Image newsletter, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts PhotoActive and Photocombobulate, writes for Take Control, has spoken at several conferences and events. He lives in Seattle, where, yes, it is just as gray and wet and coffee-infused as you think it is.

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00:02:53 A Year of Wearing a Comfortable Band 00:03:21 App for Apple Watch Band Collectors 00:03:55 Apple Watch Bands: The Unlikely App Topic 00:06:08 Apple's Overboard Luxury with Gold Watches 00:07:24 Apple's Marketing Success with the Apple Watch 00:08:50 Rise of Smartwatches: From Geeky Nerds to Everyday People 00:10:40 Smartwatch Popularity: From Inquisitive Questions to Fashion Statements 00:11:13 Introduction: Changes in Apple Watch and WatchOS 00:15:28 Accessibility of Control Center 00:16:53 Problematic Replacement with SmartStack 00:18:08 Customizing Side Button Functionality 00:19:35 Middle of the Road Interface Annoyance 00:21:09 Changing Watch Faces and Interface Logic 00:22:49 Feedback-Driven Changes in WatchOS Interface
Direct download: MV23257.mp3
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The panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaEric BoldenWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, and Ben Roethig wrap up this MacVoices Live! session by looking at the latest in the Epic Games and Apple dispute, Apple's potential entry into Formula One racing, and the challenges faced by Apple. We highlight the dominance of Apple in the smartphone market and speculate on the future of Epic Games. We also explore Apple's interest in sports and their potential to revolutionize the viewing experience. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:20 Android's development and competition with Apple
0:03:23 The Rise and Fall of Palm OS and WebOS
0:07:30 Epic's Layoffs and Struggles in the Gaming Industry
0:09:57 Epic's Importance Beyond Fortnite
0:11:30 Investor Excitement Behind Unity's Growth
0:14:50 Enhancing Formula One Broadcasts for More Intrigue
0:16:58 Exploring Innovative Broadcast Features for Formula One
0:19:20 American Teams in Formula One: Haas Racing and Andretti Cadillac Racing
0:21:05 Apple's Strategy: Cultivating Relationships and Developing Technology
0:22:14 MacVoices Audience and Sports Fans
0:23:24 Frustration with technology, anticipation for Apple's advancements

Links:

Epic cut: Fortnite games maker culls 16% of staff
https://www.theregister.com/2023/09/28/epic_fortnite_layoffs/

Apple May Enter Race for Formula 1 Rights 
https://theaddition.net/news/apple-may-enter-race-for-formula-1-rights/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:00:37 CEOs blaming Apple for their problems 00:02:19 Android's development and competition with Apple 00:03:22 The Rise and Fall of Palm OS and WebOS 00:07:30 Epic's Layoffs and Struggles in the Gaming Industry 00:09:56 Epic's Importance Beyond Fortnite 00:11:29 Investor Excitement Behind Unity's Growth 00:14:50 Enhancing Formula One Broadcasts for More Intrigue 00:16:57 Exploring Innovative Broadcast Features for Formula One 00:19:19 American Teams in Formula One: Haas Racing and Andretti Cadillac Racing 00:21:04 Apple's Strategy: Cultivating Relationships and Developing Technology 00:22:13 MacVoices Audience and Sports Fans 00:23:24 Frustration with technology, anticipation for Apple's advancements
Direct download: MV23256.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

The discussion of other tech companies blaming Apple continues as Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaEric BoldenWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, and Ben Roethig look at Apple's pricing structure and its impact on developers, focusing on the 15% commission for those earning under a million dollars. Spotify is having some financial struggles but seem to be refusing to take responsibility. The conversation shifts to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's complaint about Bing's inability to compete with Google. Bing is Windows’ default search engine, but Chrome is dominant. If Chrome were available on iOS,it would it have a significant impact? The panel also explores Apple's involvement in advertising through deals with Yelp and TripAdvisor and speculate on their business strategy. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:31 Different rules for small business program and big developers
0:10:37 Renewal rates and different rules for large companies.
0:12:46 Apple's preferred search engine and Microsoft's competition efforts.
0:15:51 Microsoft's Dominance and Imitation
0:17:40 Microsoft's Low Browser Market Share
0:18:49 Microsoft's Attempt to Capture the Web
0:20:13 Safari vs. Chrome: Compatibility and Feature Differences
0:20:36 Edge and Chrome: Best Browsers for Podcast Recording Services
0:21:46 The Threat to Open Web with IOS Devices
0:22:39 Exploring the Google-Microsoft Browser Standards Debate
0:23:31 Proposals and Majority Votes in Standard Committees
0:25:22 Google's Advertising Business vs Apple's Stance
0:27:04 Apple's Development of In-House Search Engine
0:28:37 Apple's revenue stream from Google's advertising partnership
0:30:19 Apple's need for a backup plan in case of Google's aggression
0:32:04 Google's willingness to pay Apple despite having their own OS
0:32:48 The Impact of Google's Investment in Android

Links:

Spotify ‘unfairly held back’ by Google and Apple, CEO says 
https://thenextweb.com/news/spotify-unfairly-held-back-by-google-and-apple-ceo-says

Apple/Google Deal Makes it Impossible for Bing to Compete in Search, Claims Microsoft CEO Nadella 
https://www.mactrast.com/2023/10/apple-google-deal-makes-it-impossible-for-bing-to-compete-in-search-claims-microsoft-ceo-nadella/

Apple has a next-gen search engine called Pegasus, but don’t expect a Google Search competitor yet 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/10/02/apple-pegasus-google-search/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:02:30 Different rules for small business program and big developers 00:10:36 Renewal rates and different rules for large companies. 00:12:46 Apple's preferred search engine and Microsoft's competition efforts. 00:15:50 Microsoft's Dominance and Imitation 00:17:39 Microsoft's Low Browser Market Share 00:18:49 Microsoft's Attempt to Capture the Web 00:20:13 Safari vs. Chrome: Compatibility and Feature Differences 00:20:35 Edge and Chrome: Best Browsers for Podcast Recording Services 00:21:46 The Threat to Open Web with IOS Devices 00:22:39 Exploring the Google-Microsoft Browser Standards Debate 00:23:30 Proposals and Majority Votes in Standard Committees 00:25:22 Google's Advertising Business vs Apple's Stance 00:27:04 Apple's Development of In-House Search Engine 00:28:36 Apple's revenue stream from Google's advertising partnership 00:30:18 Apple's need for a backup plan in case of Google's aggression 00:32:04 Google's willingness to pay Apple despite having their own OS 00:32:48 The Impact of Google's Investment in Android
Direct download: MV23255.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

A new MacVoices Live! panel kicks off with discussions of the now-unsupported original Apple Watch, new Apple gear, beta versions of Apple software, AirPods issues, charger problems with the NFC chip on the iPhone 15, and Spotify's claims of unfair treatment by Google and Apple. Hear what Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaEric BoldenWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, and Ben Roethig have to say. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:


0:04:25 Mark Fuccio: An Intriguing Background
0:06:05 The Value and Worth of the $17,000 Apple Watch
0:06:47 New Gear and Updates
0:08:20 Battery Issues and WatchOS Accessibility Feature
0:16:55 Exploring the Double Tap Feature
0:18:18 Difficulty finding the right word
0:18:42 Reliable performance in workflow
0:20:50 Podcasts on the Watch Use Case
0:22:10 Issue with AirPods Pro 2 and Conversational Awareness
0:25:40 Qi Charger Compatibility Issues and Airflow Restrictions
0:27:23 Common Vendor for Charging Coils in Tesla and Other Vehicles?
0:27:32 Charging Platform Issues with Audi, Tesla, and BMW
0:29:01 Spotify CEO complains about being disadvantaged by Apple and Google
0:32:28 Spotify's complaint seen as short-term political flare-up

Links:

Original Apple Watch is Now Obsolete, Including $17,000 Gold Model
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/10/02/original-apple-watch-now-obsolete/

Your expensive BMW might break your expensive iPhone 15
https://www.imore.com/iphone/iphone-15/your-expensive-bimmer-might-break-your-expensive-iphone-15

Spotify ‘unfairly held back’ by Google and Apple, CEO says
https://thenextweb.com/news/spotify-unfairly-held-back-by-google-and-apple-ceo-says

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:01:17 Contemplating the Future of "Happy Birthday" 00:02:27 Introductions and Woods Adventures 00:03:51 Ben arrives without a tie, Lazy Internet Concerns 00:04:25 Mark Fuccio: An Intriguing Background 00:06:05 The Value and Worth of the $17,000 Apple Watch 00:06:46 New Gear and Updates 00:08:19 Battery Issues and WatchOS Accessibility Feature 00:16:54 Exploring the Double Tap Feature 00:18:18 Difficulty finding the right word 00:18:42 Adjusting to New Button Functions and Visual Improvements 00:20:49 Podcasts on the Watch Use Case 00:22:10 Issue with AirPods Pro 2 and Conversational Awareness 00:25:39 Qi Charger Compatibility Issues and Airflow Restrictions 00:27:22 Common Vendor for Charging Coils in Tesla and Other Vehicles? 00:27:32 Charging Platform Issues with Audi, Tesla, and BMW 00:29:01 Spotify CEO complains about being disadvantaged by Apple and Google 00:32:28 Spotify's complaint seen as short-term political flare-up
Direct download: MV23254.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Bryan Chaffin is back to decision his decision to self-publish his upcoming novel. He shares the tasks he's been working on, from creating a cover to formatting e-books for different platforms. We talk about distribution options, express concerns about author compensation in Spotify's audiobook library, and emphasize the importance of libraries in supporting authors. Bryan plans to record an audiobook himself to bring a unique voice to the story. He also discusses his active participation on threads as both himself and his main character. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Brian Chaffin returns to discuss his novel publishing journey.
0:01:45 Preparing for Publication: Formatting and Platforms
0:02:34 The Importance of Participating in the Twitter Community
0:04:44 Concerns about Amazon's Impact on Publishing Industry
0:05:03 Dominating the Market with Three Platforms
0:05:22 Modernized Library Distribution System and Convenience
0:06:42 The decision to narrate the book yourself
0:08:47 The complexities of self-publishing and audio book production
0:13:06 Fiverr: Professional Services for Higher Quality Work
0:14:41 Custom Chapter Ornaments: A Throwback to Chapter Identification
0:15:28 Customizing book ornaments and seam separators
0:20:42 Spotify entering the audiobook business and author compensation concerns
0:25:57 Dell and Amazon's Race to the Bottom

Links:

MasonTrumanPI on Threads

Guests:

Bryan Chaffin began using Apple computers in 1983 in a high school BASIC programming class. He started using Macs in 1990 when the Kinko’s guy taught him how to use Aldus PageMaker, finally buying a Power Computing Power 100 in 1995. Bryan is the cofounder of The Mac Observer. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat magazines, and coauthored Incredible iPad Apps for Dummies with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. You can find out more about Bryan at his personal site, GeekTells, hear his thoughts on Apple and tech topics on The Context Machine and follow him on Threads as @GeekTells

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00:00:00 Brian Chaffin returns to discuss his novel publishing journey. 00:00:10 Introducing MacVoices Featured Gear 00:01:44 Preparing for Publication: Formatting and Platforms 00:02:33 The Importance of Participating in the Twitter Community 00:04:44 Concerns about Amazon's Impact on Publishing Industry 00:05:02 Dominating the Market with Three Platforms 00:05:21 Modernized Library Distribution System and Convenience 00:06:41 The decision to narrate the book yourself 00:08:46 The complexities of self-publishing and audio book production 00:13:06 Fiverr: Professional Services for Higher Quality Work 00:14:40 Custom Chapter Ornaments: A Throwback to Chapter Identification 00:15:28 Customizing book ornaments and seam separators 00:20:41 Spotify entering the audiobook business and author compensation concerns 00:25:57 Dell and Amazon's Race to the Bottom

Direct download: MV23253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! session concludes as Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenMark FuccioBen RoethigKelly GuimontBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Brittany Smith discuss the difference in weight between the iPhone 14 and 15. the explore the  iPhone 15's camera capabilities including the decision not to include a 10X optical zoom and the challenges of stabilization.Potential privacy settings issues in iOS 17 and the benefits of competition between Apple and Google turn into a sharing of anecdotes about interest in switching to iPhone, the importance of the Apple Watch for health tracking, and the mixed reactions to the Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show headliner. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:20 The noticeable difference in weight between iPhone 14 and 15
0:03:32 USB-C and Titanium: Upgrade Considerations
0:04:34 iOS 17: Weight balance and Privacy Settings
0:05:28 The Demand for iPhone 15 is High
0:06:26 Android vs iOS: Features and Competition
0:08:48 The Importance of Competition in Advancing iPhone Technology
0:15:27 Promotional vs Factual: The Dual Nature of Advertising
0:17:49 Influence and Recommendations in Tech Choices
0:19:13 Personal Preference vs. Popular Appeal in Music
0:24:47 Will Usher's Halftime Show Attract More Super Bowl Viewers?
0:25:32 The Spectacle of Stage Setups and Music Performances

Links:

iPhone 15 Teardown Reveals Software Lockdown https://www.ifixit.com/News/82867/iphone-15-teardown-reveals-software-lockdown

Watch MKBHD unbox a sealed OG iPhone after winning $40,000 auction [Video]
https://9to5mac.com/2023/04/20/sealed-original-iphone-unboxing-mkbhd/

Otterbox Figura Series for Magsafe
https://www.otterbox.com/en-us/slim-iphone-15-pro-max-case-blue/77-94432.html

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:00:00 Introducing the iPhone 15's camera and health benefits of Apple Watch 00:02:20 The noticeable difference in weight between iPhone 14 and 15 00:03:31 USB-C and Titanium: Upgrade Considerations 00:04:34 iOS 17: Weight balance and Privacy Settings 00:05:28 The Demand for iPhone 15 is High 00:06:25 Android vs iOS: Features and Competition 00:08:48 The Importance of Competition in Advancing iPhone Technology 00:15:26 Promotional vs Factual: The Dual Nature of Advertising 00:17:48 Influence and Recommendations in Tech Choices 00:19:13 Personal Preference vs. Popular Appeal in Music 00:24:46 Will Usher's Halftime Show Attract More Super Bowl Viewers? 00:25:31 The Spectacle of Stage Setups and Music Performances 00:27:00 Formerly on Mac Voice, now on YouTube and TikTok 00:27:13 Brian Flanagan-Arthur's Online Presence 00:29:17 Ben Rathig's Social Media and Podcast Appearances 00:30:43 Greetings and Introduction 00:31:23 Where to Find Jim and ProVue
Direct download: MV23252.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! discussion continues as David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenMark FuccioBen RoethigKelly GuimontBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, and Brittany Smith examine the disappointment with Apple's FineWoven iPhone cases and explore alternative options in the market. We touch on standby mode, interactive widgets in iOS 17, and the features of the new iPhone, then wrap up with the benefits of upgrading through the Apple iPhone lease program. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:55 Exploring varying levels of excitement for the iPhone
0:03:13 Concerns about the quality and price of fabric cases
0:05:16 Durability of Fine Woven Cases
0:06:36 The struggle with cheap rubbery cleaning cloths
0:07:16 Apple's History of New Cases and Technologies
0:09:22 Apple's Decision to Abandon Leather Cases
0:10:51 Doubts on Choosing Fine Woven Phone
0:11:06 Standby Mode: Initial Impressions and Customization
0:13:02 iOS 17 Features: Interactive Widgets
0:15:16 Buttons Placement and Layout Changes
0:16:48 Positive and Negative Reactions to Button Placement
0:18:50 Offline Maps and Frustrations with Phone Name Dropping
0:22:25 Excitement over Night Sisters in Star Wars
0:24:13 Lack of excitement for Google phones compared to iPhones

Links:

iPhone 15 Teardown Reveals Software Lockdown https://www.ifixit.com/News/82867/iphone-15-teardown-reveals-software-lockdown

Watch MKBHD unbox a sealed OG iPhone after winning $40,000 auction [Video]
https://9to5mac.com/2023/04/20/sealed-original-iphone-unboxing-mkbhd/

Otterbox Figura Series for Magsafe
https://www.otterbox.com/en-us/slim-iphone-15-pro-max-case-blue/77-94432.html

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:00:00 Introduction to MacVoices and Patreon support 00:00:54 Exploring varying levels of excitement for the iPhone 00:03:12 Concerns about the quality and price of fabric cases 00:05:16 Durability of Fine Woven Cases 00:06:35 The struggle with cheap rubbery cleaning cloths 00:07:15 Apple's History of New Cases and Technologies 00:09:21 Apple's Decision to Abandon Leather Cases 00:10:50 Doubts on Choosing Fine Woven Phone 00:11:06 Standby Mode: Initial Impressions and Customization 00:13:01 iOS 17 Features: Interactive Widgets 00:15:16 Buttons Placement and Layout Changes 00:16:48 Positive and Negative Reactions to Button Placement 00:18:49 Offline Maps and Frustrations with Phone Name Dropping 00:22:25 Excitement over Night Sisters in Star Wars 00:24:12 Lack of excitement for Google phones compared to iPhones 00:31:13 Next time on Mac Voices: iPhone 15 camera and weight.
Direct download: MV23251.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of David GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenMark FuccioBen RoethigKelly GuimontBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, and Brittany Smith start off this session by discussing their impressions of macOS Sonoma,and iOS 17 features. The benefits of interactive widgets and  Live Voicemail are covered, then the discussion turns to absurd durability tests, cases, especially the new FineWoven options. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Exciting Updates: New iPhone, Mac OSes, and Widgets
0:00:23 Introducing Mac Voices Live
0:02:30 Mark Fuccio joins the conversation on Mac OS Sonoma
0:06:19 Waiting to Upgrade Machines for Sonoma Compatibility
0:07:40 Sonoma: Under the Hood Changes
0:09:08 Frustrations with Apple Music and Mail on Mac
0:10:44 Longing for the return of widgets on Mac OS
0:13:02 Camera Issue and iPad Mentioned
0:16:13 Initial Impressions and Features of Sonoma
0:18:15 Migration and Troubles with HomePods
0:21:14 YouTuber Tests iPhone Durability with Box Cutter
0:23:17 Discussion on People Trying Destructive Stunts for Views
0:27:38 Technical Difficulties and Muted Conversation
0:29:10 Discussion on iPhone Cases and Preferences
0:30:43 Explore Different Phone Case Options

Links:

ESR for iPhone 15 Pro Max Case, Compatible with MagSafe, Military-Grade Protection, Yellowing Resistant, Scratch-Resistant Back, Magnetic Phone Case for iPhone 15 Pro Max 
https://amzn.to/3LMkg63

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:00:00 Exciting Updates: New iPhone, Mac OSes, and Widgets 00:00:22 Introducing Mac Voices Live 00:02:30 Mark Fuccio joins the conversation on Mac OS Sonoma 00:06:18 Waiting to Upgrade Machines for Sonoma Compatibility 00:07:39 Sonoma: Under the Hood Changes 00:09:08 Frustrations with Apple Music and Mail on Mac 00:10:43 Longing for the return of widgets on Mac OS 00:13:01 Camera Issue and iPad Mentioned 00:16:13 Initial Impressions and Features of Sonoma 00:18:15 Migration and Troubles with HomePods 00:21:14 YouTuber Tests iPhone Durability with Box Cutter 00:23:17 Discussion on People Trying Destructive Stunts for Views 00:27:38 Technical Difficulties and Muted Conversation 00:29:09 Discussion on iPhone Cases and Preferences 00:30:42 Explore Different Phone Case Options
Direct download: MV23250.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Chuck Joiner shares the choices he has made to protect his very expensive Apple Gear with the goal of maintaining functionality as well as cosmetic appearance, maximizing sale or trade in values. Laptops, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and even the Apple TV Remote are the subjects addressed. 

Show Notes:

Links:

 

UESWILL Compatible with MacBook Pro 16 inch Glossy Crystal Hard Shell Protective Case
https://amzn.to/3PZT46i

MOSISO Compatible with MacBook Air 13 inch Case
https://amzn.to/46gXfQI

Radtech Screensaverz
https://www.radtech.com/products/screensavrz-macbook-pro-keyboard-cover

UPPERCASE GhostBlanket Screen Keyboard Imprint Protection Microfiber Liner and Cleaning Cloth
https://amzn.to/3LNEAUF

Spigen Magnetic Mag Armor MagFit Designed for iPhone 15 Pro Case
https://amzn.to/3F93wlv

Catalyst Influence Case for iPhone 15 Pro Max
https://amzn.to/3F3ozWU

amFilm OneTouch 2+2 Pack for iPhone 15 Pro Max 6.7" Screen Protector Tempered Glass
https://amzn.to/3RRrRUu

Apple Magic Keyboard: iPad Keyboard and case for iPad Pro 12.9‑inch
https://amzn.to/3tnILjK

ZUGU Case for iPad Pro 11 inch
https://amzn.to/3ti3oh7

Tuosake iPad Mini 6 Case
https://amzn.to/3LNCvrB

amFilm Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9
https://amzn.to/3rB9KHY

amFilm Screen Protector Compatible with iPad Air 5/Air 4/iPad Pro 11
https://amzn.to/3RLhDoP

amFilm Glass Screen Protector for iPad Mini 6
https://amzn.to/3rsgZly 

LK 6 Pack for Apple Watch Screen Protector 45mm Series 9 8 7
https://amzn.to/3rCV0Iw

Nightglow Blue]Case for Apple TV 4K
https://amzn.to/48yaDSl

elago R5 Locator Case, Compatible with Apple AirTag
https://amzn.to/3rC7HTU

Keychain Air Tag Case Holder Silicone Key Ring Cases Compatible with Apple AirTag GPS Item Finders Accessories 4 Pack
https://amzn.to/3LO5DPs

OGIO Renegade PRO Backpack
https://amzn.to/3QchoSJ

MacVoices #1314: CES – Dan Jelinek of Ogio Discusses Their Many Backpack and Carrying Solutions

STM Dux 30L Premium Tech Backpack
https://amzn.to/3Q1jft9

MacVoices #23232: MacVoices Briefing – The STM Goods Dux Backpack

 

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00:00:00 Introduction: Protecting your gear is essential 00:01:11 Importance of keeping gear in good condition for resale value 00:01:57 Using clear cases to protect MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 00:02:30 Clear cases offer lightweight protection without altering performance 00:03:10 Clear cases keep laptops in pristine condition for longer periods 00:03:47 Protecting Laptops: Screen Savers and Cleaning Cloth 00:04:45 iPhone Protection: Cases and Screen Protectors 00:07:04 iPad Protection: Keyboard Cases and Screen Protectors 00:08:20 Apple Watch and Apple TV: Screen Protectors and Cases 00:09:24 AirTags and Quality Backpacks for Tech Protection 00:11:52 Connect with Chuck on social media and get more out of your Apple tech
Direct download: MV23249.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! session concludes as Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgEric BoldenBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaWeb Bixby, and Jeff Gamet discuss data privacy and how car companies collect personal information. We emphasize user privacy and question the motives behind data monetization, touch on Apple's commitment to privacy, and discuss insurance policies and genomic data sharing. Panel members share their selective approach to data sharing and highlight the importance of safeguarding privacy online. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:31 Shocking revelations about data collection in cars
0:03:48 Companies Making Money from Our Data
0:05:37 Potential Privacy Risks with Connected Car Technology
0:05:59 Tesla and Privacy Concerns
0:07:33 Privacy Release in Insurance Applications
0:09:29 Front Print vs Genomic Data Sharing
0:11:56 Trust Issues with Insurance Tracking Devices
0:14:21 Debating Jeff's stance on overcharging and friendship
0:15:55 Different perspectives on risk and data monetization
0:18:50 Mark Fuccio's question about information sharing on Apple and other sites/apps
0:19:08 Personal Stance: Opting out of Data Sharing
0:20:51 Privacy Concerns and Data Sharing with Apps
0:22:17 The Dilemma of Data Sharing and App Improvement
0:25:03 The Controversy Surrounding Cookies and Data Collection
0:26:33 Trusting Developers and Tracking App Usage
0:27:01 Importance of Security and Privacy in the Digital Age
0:30:12 Panelists Discuss Their Favorite Social Media Networks

Links:

Tesla tops Mozilla's list of 'creepiest' carmakers, but 25 brands failed basic data privacy tests
https://www.engadget.com/tesla-tops-mozillas-list-of-creepiest-carmakers-but-25-brands-failed-basic-data-privacy-tests-202017058.html

Explores the Dramatic Life of Carlos Ghosn
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a44893960/carlos-ghosn-documentary-details/

Apple TV+ is telling the stunning tale of Carlos Ghosn, known for ‘spiriting himself away from Japan by hiding in a box’
https://fortune.com/2023/08/24/apple-tv-carlos-ghosn-documentary-leaving-japan-in-box/

Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn
https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/wanted-the-escape-of-carlos-ghosn/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:01:31 Shocking revelations about data collection in cars 00:03:48 Companies Making Money from Our Data 00:05:36 Potential Privacy Risks with Connected Car Technology 00:05:59 Tesla and Privacy Concerns 00:07:32 Privacy Release in Insurance Applications 00:09:28 Front Print vs Genomic Data Sharing 00:11:56 Trust Issues with Insurance Tracking Devices 00:14:21 Debating Jeff's stance on overcharging and friendship 00:15:55 Different perspectives on risk and data monetization 00:18:00 Geek Fight of the Century Promotion 00:18:49 Mark Fuccio's question about information sharing on Apple and other sites/apps 00:19:07 Personal Stance: Opting out of Data Sharing 00:20:51 Privacy Concerns and Data Sharing with Apps 00:22:17 The Dilemma of Data Sharing and App Improvement 00:25:02 The Controversy Surrounding Cookies and Data Collection 00:26:33 Trusting Developers and Tracking App Usage 00:27:00 Importance of Security and Privacy in the Digital Age 00:30:12 Panelists Discuss Their Favorite Social Media Networks
Direct download: MV23248.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgEric BoldenBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaWeb Bixby, and Jeff Gamet continue a discussion of the controversy surrounding the USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro. Then the group reveals who and who doesn’t screen protectors for iPhones. Questions over the selection of Wyze security cameras, security issues surrounding Eufy cameras and video doorbells are asked and answered. This session concludes with a look at the ransomware attacks on Caesars and MGM and the importance of prioritizing cybersecurity, and how our data is being used. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

0:00:38 Discussion on USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro
0:02:09 Charging capabilities of the USB-C case for Apple Watch and other devices
0:03:14 Controversy over USB-C Charging
0:05:23 Exploring the Standby Mode and Qi Chargers
0:08:10 Using an HDMI to USB-C capture dongle for iPad
0:09:42 The Importance of Screen Protectors
0:10:51 Concerns about Apple's Glass Technology
0:12:14 Wirecutter pulls recommendation for Wise security cameras
0:13:33 Jeff shares concerns about Wise and Eufy security cameras
0:15:12 Discussion on switching to HomeKit compatible cameras for security
0:16:50 The Importance of HomeKit Secure Video
0:18:56 Privacy Concerns on Public Streets
0:22:38 The Compromise of Home Safety
0:24:23 Ransomware Attacks on Caesars and MGM
0:26:39 Social Engineering and Human Element in Security Systems
0:28:25 Lack of Investment in IT Security by Casino Companies

Links:

Why We’re Pulling Our Recommendation of Wyze Security Cameras 
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/wyze-security-breach/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:00:38 Discussion on USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro 00:02:08 Charging capabilities of the USB-C case for Apple Watch and other devices 00:03:13 Controversy over USB-C Charging 00:05:23 Exploring the Standby Mode and Qi Chargers 00:08:09 Using an HDMI to USB-C capture dongle for iPad 00:09:41 The Importance of Screen Protectors 00:10:51 Concerns about Apple's Glass Technology 00:12:14 Wirecutter pulls recommendation for Wise security cameras 00:13:33 Jeff shares concerns about Wise and Eufy security cameras 00:15:12 Discussion on switching to HomeKit compatible cameras for security 00:16:49 The Importance of HomeKit Secure Video 00:18:55 Privacy Concerns on Public Streets 00:22:38 The Compromise of Home Safety 00:24:22 Ransomware Attacks on Caesars and MGM 00:26:38 Social Engineering and Human Element in Security Systems 00:28:25 Lack of Investment in IT Security by Casino Companies
Direct download: MV23247.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

<p>In the wake of the recent Apple hardware and system software updates, the MacVoices Live! panel of <strong>Chuck Joiner,</strong> <strong>David Ginsburg</strong>, <strong>Eric Bolden</strong>, <strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs</strong>, <strong>Ben Roethig</strong>, <strong>Jim Rea</strong>, <strong>Web Bixby</strong>, and <strong>Jeff </strong><b>Gamet </b>look at some of their experiences in making the upgrades, share a new scam that is laughable, and talk about the new AirPods Pro charging case. (Part 1) </p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Chapters:</strong></p>
<p>0:05:45 Beware of Fake Form on Facebook<br />0:06:33 Initial thoughts on Apple operating system updates<br />0:08:04 Eric's comical journey of updating multiple devices<br />0:10:30 Behind the Scenes Magic for Things to Work<br />0:11:11 Personal Devices Update: iPad and Apple TV<br />0:12:48 Ben's Devices are Up to Date and Stable<br />0:15:10 OS Updates: To Wait or Not to Wait?<br />0:17:45 Interesting Update Experience: WatchOS and iOS<br />0:20:50 Smallcube working on beta email application<br />0:22:40 Joe Kissell's love-hate relationship with Apple Mail mentioned in interview<br />0:26:52 Discussion on upcoming iPhone releases and accessories<br />0:30:56 Apple's USB-C case available through repair program only</p>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><strong>AirPods Replacement, Repair, & Service<br /><a href="https://support.apple.com/airpods/repair">https://support.apple.com/airpods/repair</a><br /></strong></p>
<p><strong>3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station<br /></strong><a href="https://journeyofficial.com/products/3-in-1-wireless-charging-station?"><strong>https://journeyofficial.com/products/3-in-1-wireless-charging-station?</strong></a></p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Web Bixby</strong> 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 <a href="https://www.facebook.com/webbixby"><strong>Facebook</strong></a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/webbixby"><strong>Twitter</strong></a>, and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/webbixby/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Eric Bolden </strong>is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/eabolden">Twitter</a>, </strong>by email at embolden@mac.com, on <a href="https://techhub.social/@eabolden"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, <a href="http://trendingatwork.com"><strong>Trending At Work</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/brian8944">@brian8944</a></strong>. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at <strong><a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@brian8944">@brian8944@mastodon.cloud</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong>Jeff Gamet</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/jgamet">Twitter</a></strong> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jgamet/"><strong>Instagram</strong></a>, jeffgamet on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffgamet/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>., @jgamet@mastodon.social on <a href="https://mastodon.social/@jgamet"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>, and on his <strong><a href="http://youtube.com/jgamet">YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong>David Ginsburg </strong>is the host of the weekly podcast <a href="https://intouchwithios.com/"><strong>In Touch With iOS</strong></a> 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 <strong><a href="https://youtube.com/daveg65">https://youtube.com/daveg65</a></strong> and find and follow him on Twitter <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/daveg65">@daveg65</a> </strong>and on <a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@daveg65"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud</p>
<p><strong>Jim Rea</strong> 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 <a href="http://provue.com"><strong>provue.com</strong></a> and via <a href="https://techhub.social/@provuejim"><strong>@provuejim@techhub.social</strong></a> on Mastodon.</p>
<p><strong>Ben Roethig</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://roethigtech.blogspot.com">RoethigTech</a></strong>. Contact him on  <a href="http://twitter.com/benroethig"><strong>Twitter</strong></a> and <a href="https://techhangout.social/@benroethig"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a>.</p>
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner discuss new Apple TV+ topics in this edition of TV+ Talk. Included in the discussion are their positive opinions and the success on the service and why. They dissect the first three episodes of “The Morning Show” and look at streaming service cancellation statistics.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:18 Welcome to TV Plus Talk with Charlotte and Chuck
0:02:14 Discussing the latest TV shows and episodes
0:02:23 Jennifer Aniston's high maintenance character and Elon Musk reference
0:03:07 The Opening Episode: Spoiler Question and Backroom Deals
0:05:35 Unrealistic Plot Twist: TV Presenter Goes to Space
0:05:42 Sharing insights on talk show hosts and their guests
0:08:48 Divvish Behavior and Character Dynamics
0:12:23 Wake-up Call: Reactions to Hack and Confiscation of Phones
0:14:16 Christina Hunter's Powerful Performance and Unfair Treatment
0:16:30 Mixed feelings about Season Four
0:19:16 Comparison with Succession and the premise similarity
0:21:11 Desire for a more realistic and believable storyline
0:22:46 Personal Favorites and Documentaries on Apple TV Plus
0:23:26 Apple TV Plus: Is it worth subscribing?
0:33:38 Slowbro: Phenomenal Acting and Writing

Guests:

Charlotte Henry is a media junkie, covering how Apple is not just a revolutionary tech firm, but a revolutionary media firm. She is based in London, writes and broadcasts for various outlets, and is the author of Not Buying It, an examination of fake news. You can find her on her The Addition blog, her podcast, in her The Addition newsletter on substack, and on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and TikTok.

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00:00:17 Welcome to TV Plus Talk with Charlotte and Chuck 00:02:14 Discussing the latest TV shows and episodes 00:02:22 Jennifer Aniston's high maintenance character and Elon Musk reference 00:03:07 The Opening Episode: Spoiler Question and Backroom Deals 00:05:34 Unrealistic Plot Twist: TV Presenter Goes to Space 00:05:41 Sharing insights on talk show hosts and their guests 00:08:47 Divvish Behavior and Character Dynamics 00:12:22 Wake-up Call: Reactions to Hack and Confiscation of Phones 00:14:16 Christina Hunter's Powerful Performance and Unfair Treatment 00:16:30 Mixed feelings about Season Four 00:19:15 Comparison with Succession and the premise similarity 00:21:11 Desire for a more realistic and believable storyline 00:22:46 Personal Favorites and Documentaries on Apple TV Plus 00:23:25 Apple TV Plus: Is it worth subscribing? 00:33:37 Slowbro: Phenomenal Acting and Writing
Direct download: MV23245.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Our conversation with Jeff Carlson about his fine art print project, Autumn Collection, continues with a focus on the business side. From choosing the right platform to the importance of targeting a specific audience, Jeff shares his choices and rationale. He also talks about why he wanted to see his work extend beyond digital platforms, and how this project is making it happen. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:59 Self-publishing a book and setting up a Squarespace site
0:04:54 Choosing Shopify for its ease of use and cost-effectiveness
0:06:31 The Challenges of Building an E-commerce Website
0:08:13 Lessons from a Previous Experience with Print-on-Demand Services
0:09:03 The Challenge of Marketing on the Internet
0:10:34 The Difficulty of Navigating Etsy's Search Functionality
0:12:28 Limitations of Using Etsy for Business
0:14:18 The Importance of Printing Photos
0:15:33 Printing, Packaging, and Shipping Orders through Pirate Ship
0:16:29 The appeal of hands-on printing and packaging
0:18:01 The value of artist-created prints and the tactile experience
0:21:48 Plans for future collections and continuation of the project
0:23:21 Addressing concerns of contacting the artist and his credibility
0:24:57 Customization options and potential conversations for larger prints
0:26:11 Inspiring others to embark on their own creative projects

Links:

Jeff Carlson’s Autumn Collection 

Guests:

Jeff Carlson is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the Smarter Image newsletter, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts PhotoActive and Photocombobulate, writes for Take Control, has spoken at several conferences and events.

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00:01:59 Self-publishing a book and setting up a Squarespace site 00:04:53 Choosing Shopify for its ease of use and cost-effectiveness 00:06:31 The Challenges of Building an E-commerce Website 00:08:12 Lessons from a Previous Experience with Print-on-Demand Services 00:09:03 The Challenge of Marketing on the Internet 00:10:34 The Difficulty of Navigating Etsy's Search Functionality 00:12:28 Limitations of Using Etsy for Business 00:14:17 The Importance of Printing Photos 00:15:32 Printing, Packaging, and Shipping Orders through Pirate Ship 00:16:29 The appeal of hands-on printing and packaging 00:18:01 The value of artist-created prints and the tactile experience 00:19:22 Introduction to Factor, a ready-to-eat meal kit sponsor 00:21:48 Plans for future collections and continuation of the project 00:23:21 Addressing concerns of contacting the artist and his credibility 00:24:56 Customization options and potential conversations for larger prints 00:26:10 Inspiring others to embark on their own creative projects
Direct download: MV23244.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

Jeff Carlson is back to discuss his newest photography project: making fine art prints of his autumn photography available to you in his Autumn Collection. Jeff shares his passion for fall foliage and his decision to sell prints of his seasonal images. Jeff's aim is to make photography accessible and inspire others to explore their own creativity while having the opportunity to enjoy his. We emphasize the craftsmanship that goes into each print, from paper choices to size options to the actual printing. (Part 1) 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Introducing Jeff Carlson's Fine Art Prints
0:06:41 The Challenges of Selling Prints Online
0:08:50 Creating a Unique and Affordable Product
0:11:24 Making Artwork Inspirational and Accessible
0:14:02 Unique Texture and Quality of the Paper
0:16:36 The Ink and Paper Combination for Fine Art Printing
0:18:49 The Importance of Paper Choice in Photo Printing
0:21:43 Photos with Personal Meaning
0:23:05 Elevating Photography to Fine Art
0:27:39 Appreciating the Beauty of Fall
0:28:57 Coming Next: Jeff's Fine Art Prints Project: The Business Angle

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Jeff Carlson’s Autumn Collection 

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Jeff Carlson is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the Smarter Image newsletter, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts PhotoActive and Photocombobulate, writes for Take Control, has spoken at several conferences and events.

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00:00:00 Introducing Jeff Carlson's Fine Art Prints 00:06:40 The Challenges of Selling Prints Online 00:08:49 Creating a Unique and Affordable Product 00:11:24 Making Artwork Inspirational and Accessible 00:14:02 Unique Texture and Quality of the Paper 00:16:35 The Ink and Paper Combination for Fine Art Printing 00:18:48 The Importance of Paper Choice in Photo Printing 00:21:42 Photos with Personal Meaning 00:23:05 Elevating Photography to Fine Art 00:27:39 Appreciating the Beauty of Fall 00:28:57 Jeff's Fine Art Prints Project: The Business Angle

Direct download: MV23243.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

This month’s MacVoices Update covers a malware scare with the MacVoices Dispatch, the challenges of sponsors, and the new MacVoices Featured Gear and how it will help support the show. The existence of the newsletter, ways you can support the show and the monthly Support Report finish off this month’s Update.

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Direct download: MV23242.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

The discussion of usefulness and drawbacks of various social media platforms continues as we wrap up this MacVoices Live! session.Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgJim ReaWeb Bixby, Eric Bolden, and Ben Roethig are joined by Brittany Smith as they explore the issue of privacy concerns and the need for centralized information sources, and how different platforms align with their needs and interests. (Part 4) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:50 Interactions and community engagement on a different social network.
0:02:39 Instant Updates on Mastodon vs. Other Social Media Platforms
0:04:05 Different communities on social media for faster feedback.
0:05:18 Twitter for quick access to local weather reports.
0:07:15 New platforms emerging, messy transition in social media landscape.
0:09:50 Difficulty in recreating the appeal of Twitter on new platforms.
0:10:14 Matthew discusses chat room moderation practices
0:10:39 Disappointment with Political Commentary on Mastodon
0:12:04 Corporate entities prioritize openness for user acquisition
0:12:38 Federation Support: Bug or Feature?
0:16:13 Filtering and Customizing Feeds in Mastodon
0:19:10 The Local Feed vs. Following People
0:21:09 Exploring Different Social Media Platforms

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:01:49 Interactions and community engagement on a different social network. 00:02:39 Instant Updates on Mastodon vs. Other Social Media Platforms 00:04:05 Different communities on social media for faster feedback. 00:05:18 Twitter for quick access to local weather reports. 00:07:15 New platforms emerging, messy transition in social media landscape. 00:09:49 Difficulty in recreating the appeal of Twitter on new platforms. 00:10:13 Matthew discusses chat room moderation practices 00:10:38 Disappointment with Political Commentary on Mastodon 00:12:04 Corporate entities prioritize openness for user acquisition 00:12:37 Federation Support: Bug or Feature? 00:16:13 Filtering and Customizing Feeds in Mastodon 00:19:09 The Local Feed vs. Following People 00:21:09 Exploring Different Social Media Platforms
Direct download: MV23241.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel looks at Meta's launch of Threads, whether it was premature. and explore essential features for a successful social network. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgJim ReaWeb Bixby, Eric Bolden, and Ben Roethig compare engagement levels with other platforms and highlight the need for content creation and aggregation. We also touch on the challenges faced by X/Twitter and its struggles with monetization, and what each member needs in a social media platform. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:11 Revenue streams beyond phone upgrades
0:02:25 Battery replacement and other revenue-generating services
0:02:45 Threads: Is it a Minimum Viable Product?
0:04:23 Threads: Still in the Shakeout Phase
0:04:46 The Challenge of Retaining Users in a Fast-paced Culture
0:05:22 Twitter Troubles and Exploring Alternatives
0:06:30 Engagement Levels on Threads vs. Mastodon
0:15:34 Cross-Posting for Maximum User Reach
0:16:54 The importance of editing posts and alt tags
0:17:45 Controversy over Mastodon Federation
0:19:41 Twitter's Reach and Popularity Declining
0:20:41 Uncertain Future for Twitter's Financial Success
0:21:36 The Stickiness of Social Media Accounts
0:23:05 Management's shortcomings and lack of monetization strategy
0:24:09 Scaling challenges and the conclusion of the discussion

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:00:00 Meta's Premature Thread Launch Raises Questions 00:01:11 Revenue streams beyond phone upgrades 00:02:25 Battery replacement and other revenue-generating services 00:02:44 Threads: Is it a Minimum Viable Product? 00:04:22 Threads: Still in the Shakeout Phase 00:04:46 The Challenge of Retaining Users in a Fast-paced Culture 00:05:22 Twitter Troubles and Exploring Alternatives 00:06:29 Engagement Levels on Threads vs. Mastodon 00:15:33 Cross-Posting for Maximum User Reach 00:16:53 The importance of editing posts and alt tags 00:17:45 Controversy over Mastodon Federation 00:19:40 Twitter's Reach and Popularity Declining 00:20:41 Uncertain Future for Twitter's Financial Success 00:21:36 The Stickiness of Social Media Accounts 00:23:05 Management's shortcomings and lack of monetization strategy 00:24:09 Scaling challenges and the conclusion of the discussion

Direct download: MV23240.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgJim ReaWeb Bixby, Eric Bolden, and Ben Roethig shift to a new topic on MacVoices Live!, examining  Spotify's decision to put song lyrics behind a paywall weighing the pros and cons. We also delve into Apple's challenges, including subscription services and the transition to USB-C cables. Lastly, we touch on Amazon's changes to their streaming music service and the risks associated with uncertified cables for the new iPhone. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

0:01:01 Spotify's Decision: Lyrics Only for Paid Accounts
0:02:21 Copyrighted Lyrics and Fake Lyrics Websites
0:03:27 Spotify's move to devalue the free version
0:06:04 The impact of a generous free version on premium subscriptions
0:06:24 Spotify vs Apple Music: Disparity in Artist Royalties
0:09:23 Amazon's Limited Music Catalog and Competition with Other Platforms
0:15:19 Apple Stock: Not Always Up, But Still Promising
0:17:18 Apple's Brilliant Move: Continual Revenue through Subscription Model
0:19:09 Uncertainty Surrounding iPhone Upgrade Cycle
0:20:10 Transition from Lightning cable to USB-C discussed
0:21:28 Commonality across Apple product line with USB-C interface
0:22:17 Licensing revenue and ecosystem concerns arise
0:23:19 The Importance of Certified Cables and Data Transfer
0:25:29 Discussion on Capital Allocation and Share Repurchases
0:29:21 Uncertainty Surrounding Apple's Economic Conditions

Links:

These are the 5 top risks to Apple stock ahead of its September iPhone 15 event, according to Goldman Sachs
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/apple-stock-price-outlook-5-risks-september-iphone-15-event-2023-8

Apple Argues iMessage Isn't Popular Enough in the EU to Be Regulated
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/09/05/imessage-isnt-popular-enough-for-regulation/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:01:01 Spotify's Decision: Lyrics Only for Paid Accounts 00:02:20 Copyrighted Lyrics and Fake Lyrics Websites 00:03:27 Spotify's move to devalue the free version 00:06:04 The impact of a generous free version on premium subscriptions 00:06:24 Spotify vs Apple Music: Disparity in Artist Royalties 00:09:23 Amazon's Limited Music Catalog and Competition with Other Platforms 00:15:18 Apple Stock: Not Always Up, But Still Promising 00:17:17 Apple's Brilliant Move: Continual Revenue through Subscription Model 00:19:09 Uncertainty Surrounding iPhone Upgrade Cycle 00:20:10 Transition from Lightning cable to USB-C discussed 00:21:28 Commonality across Apple product line with USB-C interface 00:22:17 Licensing revenue and ecosystem concerns arise 00:23:19 The Importance of Certified Cables and Data Transfer 00:25:28 Discussion on Capital Allocation and Share Repurchases 00:29:21 Uncertainty Surrounding Apple's Economic Conditions
Direct download: MV23239.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

A catch-up/pre-Apple Event MacVoices Live! session with Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgJim ReaWeb Bixby, Eric Bolden, and Ben Roethig looks at Apple moving away from leather for their products, the decision to abandon CSCAM efforts, and the inevitable criticism that follows. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple Drops Leather and CSAM Scanning
0:05:45 Apple Rumored to Move Away from Leather Watch Bands
0:10:44 Discussion on the Variety of Colors for Solo Loop Bands
0:12:01 Leather Alternatives: A Game Changer for Apple?
0:14:16 Apple's Controversial CSAM Scanning Decision
0:16:25 Balancing Privacy and Safety Concerns for Apple
0:19:06 Should Apple Have Stayed Silent About CSAM Scanning?
0:20:10 Apple's initial discussion and decision not to implement scanning
0:22:01 Speculation and concerns about CSAM on Apple's servers
0:24:59 Apple's Discontinuation of Scanning Raises Privacy Concerns
0:26:20 Apple's Standoff with the FBI in the San Bernardino Case
0:26:49 Privacy Concerns and Technological Impossibilities
0:27:17 Technology: Scanning for Offensive Images and Pre-Blurring
0:28:44 Filtering Images: Giving Users More Control and Power

Links:

Apple again defends its reasons for abandoning iCloud CSAM scanning
https://www.macworld.com/article/2052134/icloud-csam-scanning-privacy-safety.html

Spotify testing requiring a Premium subscription to view song lyrics
https://www.idownloadblog.com/2023/09/05/spotify-premium-lyrics-requirement/


Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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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00:05:45 Apple Drops Leather Leather and CSAM Scanning 00:10:44 Discussion on the Variety of Colors for Solo Loop Bands 00:12:00 Leather Alternatives: A Game Changer for Apple? 00:13:07 Searching for the Name of the Apple Watch Band 00:14:16 Apple's Controversial CSAM Scanning Decision 00:16:25 Balancing Privacy and Safety Concerns for Apple 00:19:06 Should Apple Have Stayed Silent About CSAM Scanning? 00:20:09 Apple's initial discussion and decision not to implement scanning 00:22:00 Speculation and concerns about CSAM on Apple's servers 00:24:58 Apple's Discontinuation of Scanning Raises Privacy Concerns 00:26:19 Apple's Standoff with the FBI in the San Bernardino Case 00:26:49 Privacy Concerns and Technological Impossibilities 00:27:16 Technology: Scanning for Offensive Images and Pre-Blurring 00:28:43 Filtering Images: Giving Users More Control and Power
Direct download: MV23238.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

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) 

This edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Magazine, our free magazine on Flipboard. Updated daily with the best articles on the web to help you do more with your Apple gear and adjacent tech, access MacVoices Magazine content on Flipboard, on the web, or in your favorite RSS reader.

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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

Guests:

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
Direct download: MV23237.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Joe Kissel, the author of Take Control of Sonoma, talks about preparing for and getting the most out of upcoming release of macOS Sonoma. Joe shares his experiences updating his book based on the beta versions, sharing hidden features, upgrading strategies, and the how to make the decision to upgrade to Sonoma. We also touch on Apple Mail, plugin support, and the importance of having a backup plan. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:09 Disappointment with Apple Event and macOS Sonoma Release
0:05:28 Discovery of Undisclosed Features in Sonoma
0:07:33 Challenges of Updating Book with New Sonoma Features
0:08:28 Smooth Update Process if Following Apple's Guidelines
0:09:43 Reliability of Apple's Installers in Recent Years
0:10:08 Considering the stability of software upgrades
0:13:44 The importance of staying up to date with software upgrades
0:14:56 The benefits of public betas for third-party software compatibility
0:16:25 Working around bugs and compatibility issues
0:17:07 Apple Mail Woes and Email App Discussions
0:18:24 Annoying macOS Permission Dialogues
0:19:50 Transition: Moving to Ventura and Sonoma
0:22:06 Transition: Discussing Apple Mail History
0:22:40 Mail no longer supports third-party plugins
0:24:36 Some features cannot be replicated in extensions
0:26:07 Apple's restrictions lead to development of new email client
0:26:34 Apple Mail's Decline: The Need for Alternatives
0:28:15 Be Prepared: Finding Alternatives for Sonoma's Potential Incompatibilities

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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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00:02:08 Disappointment with Apple Event and macOS Sonoma Release 00:05:27 Discovery of Undisclosed Features in Sonoma 00:07:32 Challenges of Updating Book with New Sonoma Features 00:08:28 Smooth Update Process if Following Apple's Guidelines 00:09:43 Reliability of Apple's Installers in Recent Years 00:10:08 Considering the stability of software upgrades 00:13:44 The importance of staying up to date with software upgrades 00:14:56 The benefits of public betas for third-party software compatibility 00:16:25 Working around bugs and compatibility issues 00:17:06 Apple Mail Woes and Email App Discussions 00:18:23 Annoying macOS Permission Dialogues 00:19:50 Transition: Moving to Ventura and Sonoma 00:22:06 Transition: Discussing Apple Mail History 00:22:39 Mail no longer supports third-party plugins 00:24:35 Some features cannot be replicated in extensions 00:26:07 Apple's restrictions lead to development of new email client 00:26:34 Apple Mail's Decline: The Need for Alternatives 00:28:15 Importance of Having a Plan B for Mission Critical Systems 00:29:38 Mac voices and the team behind it
Direct download: MV23236.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgPatrice Brend’Amour,Jim ReaBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyEric BoldenJeff GametMark FuccioKelly GuimontBen Roethig, and Guy Serle finish up their discussion of Apple’s Wanderlust event with some (for now) final conclusions. They highlight the iPhone 15 Pro's hardware ray tracing and USB-C port, which offer great benefits for 3D work and accessory options, and debate the size options, questioning whether purchasing the Pro models is not necessary unless you need faster USB-C speed and 5x zoom. The line between the 15 and 15 Pro is blurring, and the panel can’t fully agree on who which model is for. (Part 3) 

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Chapters:

0:02:52 Apple's Silence on MFI Compatibility
0:03:24 Size Dilemma: Choosing between the 12 and 15 Pro
0:06:05 Awkward Position: Justifying the 15 Pro over the 15
0:08:09 The difference between iPhone 15 and Pro Max 15.
0:10:29 Tech pundits' opinions don't always align with market demand.
0:12:48 Size and camera features as differentiating factors for Pro models.
0:14:52 Differentiating Features in iPhone Models
0:17:06 Low-End Models Reeling in with Value, Top-End Models Hooking
0:18:43 The Thinner and Lighter iPhone 15 Pro
0:31:11 Expanding Social Media Presence
0:35:24 Chat Room Discussions and Appreciation

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:02:52 Apple's Silence on MFI Compatibility 00:03:23 Size Dilemma: Choosing between the 12 and 15 Pro 00:06:05 Awkward Position: Justifying the 15 Pro over the 15 00:08:08 The difference between iPhone 15 and Pro Max 15. 00:10:28 Tech pundits' opinions don't always align with market demand. 00:12:48 Size and camera features as differentiating factors for Pro models. 00:14:51 Differentiating Features in iPhone Models 00:17:05 Low-End Models Reeling in with Value, Top-End Models Hooking 00:18:42 The Thinner and Lighter iPhone 15 Pro 00:31:10 Expanding Social Media Presence 00:35:24 Chat Room Discussions and Appreciation
Direct download: MV23235.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

The conversation of Apple’s Wonderlust event continues with an examination of Apple's environmental initiatives and their targeting of a younger generation.Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgPatrice Brend’Amour,Jim ReaBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyEric BoldenJeff GametMark FuccioKelly GuimontBen Roethig, and Guy Serle discuss Apple's transparency and ongoing efforts to improve their green story and tackle questions about Apple's sustainability efforts. The topic then shifts to the new iPhone models and upgrading considerations. Some members share our plans for pre-ordering and highlight the impressive camera upgrades. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction to Apple's Wanderlust event analysis
0:01:45 Hidden messages targeting a demographic interested in Android devices
0:04:28 Apple's opportunity to showcase their progress and efforts.
0:06:55 Discussion on Apple's annual events and special permissions obtained.
0:07:58 Apple TV screensavers and one-off arrangements
0:12:03 Apple's stand on leather and their efforts on shipping methods
0:16:53 Apple's Engineering Expertise and iPhone Spec Comparison
0:19:31 Considerations for Upgrading iPhone and MVNOs as Service Providers
0:23:42 Camera and Titanium Appeal for iPhone 15 Pro Max
0:26:03 Excitement for Stereo Recording and Headset Possibilities
0:27:11 Loss of Silent Switch and Addition of Action Button
0:30:44 Apple's Identity Crisis: Computers, Phones, or Cameras?
0:33:57 The Appeal of Spatial Photographs and Light
0:35:01 Curiosity about Utilizing Spatial Photos
0:37:19 The Value of Capturing Moments with Vision Pro

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:04:28 Apple's opportunity to showcase their progress and efforts. 00:06:55 Discussion on Apple's annual events and special permissions obtained. 00:07:58 Apple TV screensavers and one-off arrangements 00:12:02 Apple's stand on leather and their efforts on shipping methods 00:16:52 Apple's Engineering Expertise and iPhone Spec Comparison 00:19:31 Considerations for Upgrading iPhone and MVNOs as Service Providers 00:23:41 Camera and Titanium Appeal for iPhone 15 Pro Max 00:26:03 Excitement for Stereo Recording and Headset Possibilities 00:27:10 Loss of Silent Switch and Addition of Action Button 00:30:43 Apple's Identity Crisis: Computers, Phones, or Cameras? 00:33:56 The Appeal of Spatial Photographs and Light 00:35:00 Curiosity about Utilizing Spatial Photos 00:37:19 The Value of Capturing Moments with Vision Pro 00:38:05 Conclusion and Analysis of Apple's Wanderlust Event
Direct download: MV23234.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Only hours after Apple’s Wonderlust Event wrapped up, a MacVoices Live! super panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgPatrice Brend’Amour,Jim ReaBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyEric BoldenJeff GametMark FuccioKelly GuimontBen Roethig, and Guy Serle started a lively conversation that kicked off with the Apple Watch. Thoughts on upgrading to the Series 9 and the newly introduced Apple Watch Ultra, the appeal of new features like the Double Tap gesture and precision finding and Siri improvements are offered. Opinions on cellular vs. GPS-only watch options and the secret upgrades to AirPods Pro were also shared before the discussion of Apple's green initiatives began. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:09:27 Interest and Research on Apple Watch Series 9
0:11:47 Patrice's Considerations on Upgrading and Apple Product Lifestyle
0:14:17 Accessibility Gesture and Features on Apple Watch Series 9
0:16:14 Considering switch to Ultra 2 for its new features
0:16:55 Considering Upgrading to a Larger Screen and Ultra
0:20:21 Upgrading to the Ultra 2 for Bigger Screen and Battery Life
0:23:00 Siri's capabilities falling behind competitors, but hardware improvements suggest a leap ahead
0:25:00 Super Siri karaoke and transitioning to another watch discussion topic
0:25:34 Cellular vs GPS: Personal Preferences Explored
0:27:05 Performance of Watch on AT&T Line
0:28:25 Mint Mobile's Limitation on Cellular for Non-Phone Devices
0:29:15 Free Money for Apple and Carriers
0:31:13 The Secret AirPods Pro Upgrade
0:34:55 Apple's eco-friendly efforts and the impact on the market
0:36:39 Mixed reactions to the environmental focus of the presentation
0:38:44 Praise for Apple's efforts and Tim Cook's acting

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:09:27 Interest and Research on Apple Watch Series 9 00:11:47 Patrice's Considerations on Upgrading and Apple Product Lifestyle 00:14:17 Accessibility Gesture and Features on Apple Watch Series 9 00:16:14 Considering switch to Ultra 2 for its new features 00:16:54 Considering Upgrading to a Larger Screen and Ultra 00:20:20 Upgrading to the Ultra 2 for Bigger Screen and Battery Life 00:23:00 Siri's capabilities falling behind competitors, but hardware improvements suggest a leap ahead 00:24:59 Super Siri karaoke and transitioning to another watch discussion topic 00:25:33 Cellular vs GPS: Personal Preferences Explored 00:27:04 Performance of Watch on AT&T Line 00:28:24 Mint Mobile's Limitation on Cellular for Non-Phone Devices 00:29:15 Free Money for Apple and Carriers 00:31:12 The Secret AirPods Pro Upgrade 00:34:54 Apple's eco-friendly efforts and the impact on the market 00:36:38 Mixed reactions to the environmental focus of the presentation 00:38:44 Praise for Apple's efforts and Tim Cook's acting

Direct download: MV23233.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

This MacVoices Briefing focuses on the  STM Goods Dux Backpack, a versatile option for remote workers and frequent travelers. With its side-loading design and ample 31-liter capacity, it offers easy access and redundancy. The “Foam Fortress" compartment provides 360-degree protection, while padded straps and back channels ensure a comfortable carrying experience.

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STM Goods Dux Backpack (Amazon)

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Direct download: MV23232.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

<p>In the second part of our conversation with <strong>Jeff Carlson</strong>, author of <strong><a href="https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/digital-photos/">Take Control of Your Digital Photos</a></strong>, 3rd Edition, we talk more about tools to organize your digital photos. While there is no universal solution, and each individual's situation is unique, Jeff shares valuable tips and hints for handling photos, Then we shift to workflows and a new chapter that integrates iPhone photos into the process. The significance of workflows in organizing various aspects of life, including calendars, projects, and photos, is explored, as well as Apple-native tools that help you get more out of your photos. (Part 2)</p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Chapters:</strong></p>
<p>0:00:49 The Complexity of Finding the Single Best Solution<br />0:02:04 New Chapter on Workflows in the Book<br />0:04:16 The Importance of Workflow in Organizing Information<br />0:06:01 Fixing Time Zone Issues in Photo Library<br />0:07:09 Evaluating Apple's native photo tools for the average user<br />0:09:56 iCloud Photos ecosystem: convenience vs. limited options<br />0:13:57 Frustrations with keywording and rating in Apple Photos<br />0:15:25 Exploring Workarounds and Keyword Strategies<br />0:16:33 The appeal of Apple's wide range of options<br />0:17:07 Introduction to PhotoMator and its features<br />0:19:13 The benefits of using PhotoMator with existing photo library<br />0:20:27 Exploring the Simplicity and Complexity of Digital Photos<br />0:21:21 New Edition of the Book with Extra Content<br />0:22:38 Balancing busy schedules and organizing photos efficiently.<br />0:24:17 Jeff Carlson's new book and other projects.<br />0:26:10 Jeff Carlson's upcoming book on Apple Watch.</p>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://cyme.io/avalanche-photo-conversion/"><strong>Avalanche by Cyne</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.on1.com/products/photo-keyword-ai"><strong>ON1 Photo Keyword AI</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://excire.com/en/"><strong>Excire Foto</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://cyme.io/peakto-photo-organizer-software/"><strong>Peakto by Cyne</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.houdah.com/photosWorkbench/"><strong>Houda Photos Workbench</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.pixelmator.com/photomator/"><b>Photometer</b></a></p>
<p><a href="https://lightroom.adobe.com"><strong>Adobe Lightroom</strong></a></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://amzn.to/3XHWJb7">Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features</a> </strong></p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Jeff Carlson</strong> is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the <strong><a href="https://thesmarterimage.com/">Smarter Image newsletter</a></strong>, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts <strong><a href="https://www.photoactive.co/">PhotoActive</a></strong> and<strong> <a href="http://photocombobulate.com">Photocombobulate</a>, </strong>writes for <strong><a href="http://takecontrolbooks.com">Take Control</a>,</strong> has spoken at several conferences and events.</p>
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Direct download: MV23231.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

<p><strong>Jeff Carlson</strong>, author of <strong><a href="https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/digital-photos/">Take Control of Your Digital Photos</a></strong>, 3rd Edition discusses the growing challenge of managing the increasing volume of digital photos, primarily stemming from smartphones and other devices. The conversation explores the lack of time for photo organization and the need for efficient strategies to process and edit photos. Jeff also introduces various tools and apps, including an AI-based photo analysis tool and Peakto, offering powerful search capabilities for photographers dealing with images across multiple platforms. (Part 1) </p>
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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Chapters:</strong></p>
<p>0:01:59 The Increasing Problem of Managing Digital Photos<br />0:02:28 The Challenge of Managing an Overflow of Photos<br />0:03:51 The Frustration of Time-Consuming Photo Organization<br />0:05:38 The Core Problem of Dealing with Digital Photos<br />0:07:13 Exploring Services and Eliminating Irrelevant Solutions<br />0:09:34 Organizing Photos with Keywords for Easy Retrieval<br />0:11:45 The Catch of Automated Tagging: Lack of Control<br />0:13:15 The Challenge of AI Bias in Image Recognition<br />0:14:47 Enhancing Keyword Tagging with AI<br />0:17:03 Saving Time and Energy with AI-Generated Keywords<br />0:17:31 Advanced Search Feature in Peak Two App<br />0:19:19 Text-to-Image Generators in Reverse<br />0:20:10 AI vs Machine Learning: Clearing Up the Confusion<br />0:21:43 Tools for Accessing and Organizing Photo Libraries<br />0:22:46 Choosing the Right Image Management System<br />0:24:04 Challenges of Managing Multiple Libraries<br />0:26:04 Peakto: The Solution for Managing Scattered Libraries<br />0:28:51 iCloud Photos Limitations and Syncing with Multiple Libraries<br />0:30:19 Power Photos App for Managing Multiple Libraries<br />0:31:21 Jeff Carlson Shares Tips for Organizing Photos</p>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://cyme.io/avalanche-photo-conversion/"><strong>Avalanche by Cyne</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.on1.com/products/photo-keyword-ai"><strong>ON1 Photo Keyword AI</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://excire.com/en/"><strong>Excire Foto</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://cyme.io/peakto-photo-organizer-software/"><strong>Peakto by Cyne</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.houdah.com/photosWorkbench/"><strong>Houda Photos Workbench</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.pixelmator.com/photomator/"><b>Photometer</b></a></p>
<p><a href="https://lightroom.adobe.com"><strong>Adobe Lightroom</strong></a></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://amzn.to/3XHWJb7">Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features</a> <br /><br /></strong></p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Jeff Carlson</strong> is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the <strong><a href="https://thesmarterimage.com/">Smarter Image newsletter</a></strong>, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts <strong><a href="https://www.photoactive.co/">PhotoActive</a></strong> and<strong> <a href="http://photocombobulate.com">Photocombobulate</a>, </strong>writes for <strong><a href="http://takecontrolbooks.com">Take Control</a>,</strong> has spoken at several conferences and events.</p>
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Direct download: MV23230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursBrittany SmithJim ReaBen RoethigEric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio delve into reports of AirPods Max encountering condensation issues, with some panel members questioning the credibility of these claims, particularly in the context of exercise. They discuss the practicality of using AirPods Max compared to other over-the-ear headphones then transition to the topic of Apple's diversification and revenue streams through services, highlighting the significance of extending device lifespans and AppleCare coverage. The session concludes with a challenge to one analysts thoughts on Apple base don his track record. (Part 3)

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Chapters:

0:00:00 AirPods Max: Too Hot or Just Right?
0:02:26 Personal Experience with Headphone Heat and Condensation
0:04:01 AirPods Max: Not Ideal for Exercise
0:05:16 AirPods Max: Unconventional Use Cases
0:06:23 AirPods Max Comfort and Malfunction Concerns
0:08:26 Situational Awareness and Transparency Mode
0:11:45 Apple's Strategy for Long-Term Success
0:13:08 Apple's Extension of AppleCare and Revenue Boost
0:14:26 Behavioral Conditions and Habits in Apple Subscriptions
0:16:50 Apple's Long-Term Strategy and Shareholder Care
0:18:22 Analysts' opinions on Apple's performance and future prospects
0:20:16 Eric Woodring's low ranking and poor performance as an analyst
0:22:05 Apple's institutional ownership compared to other companies
0:23:52 Questioning Mr. Wooding's Investment Track Record

Links:

Is condensation Killing your AirPods Max? Apple doesn’t think so
https://www.imore.com/airpods/is-condensation-killing-your-airpods-max-apple-doesnt-think-so

Apple is growing in ‘the right places’ – Morgan Stanley
https://www.applemust.com/apple-is-growing-in-the-right-places-morgan-stanley/

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

 

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00:00:00 AirPods Max: Too Hot or Just Right? 00:02:26 Personal Experience with Headphone Heat and Condensation 00:04:00 AirPods Max: Not Ideal for Exercise 00:05:16 AirPods Max: Unconventional Use Cases 00:06:23 AirPods Max Comfort and Malfunction Concerns 00:08:25 Situational Awareness and Transparency Mode 00:11:45 Apple's Strategy for Long-Term Success 00:13:08 Apple's Extension of AppleCare and Revenue Boost 00:14:25 Behavioral Conditions and Habits in Apple Subscriptions 00:16:49 Apple's Long-Term Strategy and Shareholder Care 00:18:21 Analysts' opinions on Apple's performance and future prospects 00:20:16 Eric Woodring's low ranking and poor performance as an analyst 00:22:05 Apple's institutional ownership compared to other companies 00:23:51 Questioning Mr. Wooding's Investment Track Record

Direct download: MV23229.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

In this MacVoices Live! conversation, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursBrittany SmithJim ReaBen RoethigEric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio finish off the discussion of UK tech legislation then explore the intricate realm of music rights and licensing in television shows, emphasizing the significance of restoring the original music and how it contributes to a more immersive viewing experience. Additionally, we delve into the possibility of utilizing AI technology to create new songs with a specific era or show's style, providing a potential solution. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 UK's tech policies and Netflix's move away from DVDs
0:01:51 Alarming government actions, even in familiar settings.
0:02:08 Negotiating Exploit Lifespan for Government Surveillance
0:04:19 UK and US Security Services' Attitudes towards Encryption
0:06:11 Ben Franklin's Quote and the Trade-Off Between Security and Liberty
0:06:39 Android updates and security concerns
0:08:05 Companies using locked-down devices for remote work in China
0:09:50 Specific VPNs for China and abiding by government rules
0:11:15 Speculation about VPNs and privacy concerns
0:18:10 Netflix sends surprise discs to current DVD subscribers
0:22:05 The Disconnect Between Art and Commercial Viability
0:23:36 Star Trek Prodigy: Another Victim of Show Scrapping
0:24:04 Disney Plus: A Prequel to Jules Fern's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
0:24:34 Questioning the intention behind tax write-offs
0:26:07 Challenges in accessing certain movies due to licensing issues
0:28:22 Cultural significance overshadowed by copyright restrictions
0:29:57 Disney's role in extending copyright and its consequences
0:31:42 DVD vs Streaming: Music and Cultural Connection


Links:

It’s not just iMessage: UK government could ban Apple security updates
https://9to5mac.com/2023/08/24/apple-security-updates-ban/

Benjamin Franklin on sacrificing freedom for security
https://quotesfromthepast.com/benjamin-franklin-on-sacrificing-freedom-for-security/

Netflix Says You Can Keep Their DVDs (and Request More, Too)

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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00:00:00 UK's tech policies and Netflix's move away from DVDs 00:01:51 Alarming government actions, even in familiar settings. 00:02:07 Negotiating Exploit Lifespan for Government Surveillance 00:04:18 UK and US Security Services' Attitudes towards Encryption 00:06:11 Ben Franklin's Quote and the Trade-Off Between Security and Liberty 00:06:39 Android updates and security concerns 00:08:05 Companies using locked-down devices for remote work in China 00:09:50 Specific VPNs for China and abiding by government rules 00:11:14 Speculation about VPNs and privacy concerns 00:18:10 Netflix sends surprise discs to current DVD subscribers 00:22:04 The Disconnect Between Art and Commercial Viability 00:23:36 Star Trek Prodigy: Another Victim of Show Scrapping 00:24:03 Disney Plus: A Prequel to Jules Fern's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 00:24:33 The Great Cancellation: Nautilus Show Gets Shelved 00:26:06 Challenges in accessing certain movies due to licensing issues 00:28:21 Cultural significance overshadowed by copyright restrictions 00:29:57 Disney's role in extending copyright and its consequences 00:31:42 DVD vs Streaming: Music and Cultural Connection

Direct download: MV23228.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

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 JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursBrittany SmithJim ReaBen RoethigEric BoldenJeff 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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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 UK's Hostility Towards Tech
0:08:30 Apple Maps could use offline mode like Google Maps
0:11:46 Downloading specific cities for map accessibility
0:16:27 The importance of paper maps in areas with no cell signal
0:20:20 The challenge of getting ubiquitous cell coverage west of the Mississippi
0:25:40 Nostalgia for Paper Maps
0:26:40 Traveling and Connectivity: Offline vs. Online
0:31:16 Government Agencies and the Push for Surveillance
0:32:29 Politics and Technology Collide

Links:

iOS 17 has a brilliant offline Apple Maps feature that Google Maps should copy
https://bgr.com/tech/ios-17-has-a-brilliant-offline-apple-maps-feature-that-google-maps-should-copy/

Rand McNally
https://wwp.randmcnally.com/publishing

It’s not just iMessage: UK government could ban Apple security updates
https://9to5mac.com/2023/08/24/apple-security-updates-ban/

Benjamin Franklin on sacrificing freedom for security
https://quotesfromthepast.com/benjamin-franklin-on-sacrificing-freedom-for-security/

Guests:

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, 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

Direct download: MV23227.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner team up for another edition of TV+ Talk. From the return of "Invasion" to the eerie description of "The Changeling," they discuss how Apple TV+ navigates the delicate balance between mature content and the platform's family-friendly image. Anticipation runs high for Season 3 of “The Morning Show", with insights into intriguing trailers and potential storylines. The discussion also delves into industry strikes, Apple's evolving services, and the excitement surrounding the iPhone 15 release.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:21 Apple TV Plus: Exciting September Releases and Hollywood Strike
0:02:14 The Changeling: A Dark Fairy Tale Horror Series on Apple TV Plus
0:08:39 The Morning Show Season 3: Returning to Its Roots
0:12:54 Discussing Timeliness and Relevance of the Show's Topics
0:19:25 Comparing Successful Shows: Ted Lasso vs Mythic Quest
0:21:05 Strikes' Impact on Promotion: Killers of the Flower Moon
0:22:34 Strike Negotiations and the Impact on Promotions
0:24:05 New Challenges with Streaming and Rights for Actors

Guests:

Charlotte Henry is a media junkie, covering how Apple is not just a revolutionary tech firm, but a revolutionary media firm. She is based in London, writes and broadcasts for various outlets, and is the author of Not Buying It, an examination of fake news. You can find her on her The Addition blog, her podcast, in her The Addition newsletter on substack, and on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and TikTok.

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00:00:20 Apple TV Plus: Exciting September Releases and Hollywood Strike 00:02:13 The Changeling: A Dark Fairy Tale Horror Series on Apple TV Plus 00:08:38 The Morning Show Season 3: Returning to Its Roots 00:12:54 Discussing Timeliness and Relevance of the Show's Topics 00:19:24 Comparing Successful Shows: Ted Lasso vs Mythic Quest 00:21:05 Strikes' Impact on Promotion: Killers of the Flower Moon 00:22:33 Strike Negotiations and the Impact on Promotions 00:24:05 New Challenges with Streaming and Rights for Actors

Direct download: MV23226.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! of panel Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenJim ReaJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs finishes off this session with two topics: the preservation of family photos and the security of Ford vehicles. The importance of safeguarding legacy photos in a time of multiple natural disasters is stressed, along with some recommendations for scanning and archiving in the cloud. Using Ford’s recent statement about a software vulnerability, the panel discuss concerns over the integration of entertainment systems with critical vehicle functions, reflecting on past hacking incidents in the automotive industry. The episode concludes with an exploration of modern library services, underlining their evolving role in communities beyond traditional offerings. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:22 Security Concerns with Car Manufacturers and Infotainment Systems
0:09:31 GM's Solution: Develop an App for CarPlay Environment
0:11:20 Frustration with Multiple User Interfaces in Different Cars
0:12:15 CarPlay Limitations on Honda's Infotainment System
0:15:09 The joy and nostalgia of digitizing photos
0:16:28 Epson's convenient scanner for digitizing piles of photos
0:16:56 Efficient Solution: Metadata vs Sending to Service
0:17:50 Time-consuming process of scanning and organizing photos
0:19:03 Using Legacy Box for digitizing old slides
0:20:41 Libraries as a resource for photo digitization and telescopes
0:22:10 Libraries Evolving: The Future of Libraries
0:23:30 Discovering the Hidden Gems of Local Libraries
0:24:54 Connect with Webb Bixby on Twitter at @WebBixby.
0:25:54 Jim Ray, the developer with great software for goat milk.
0:27:15 Eric Bolden is blamed, where to connect with him.
0:27:35 Behind the Scenes at the Farm Show
0:29:02 Join the Mac voices community for exclusive content

Links:

Epson Workforce ES-400 II Color Duplex Desktop Document Scanner for PC and Mac, with Auto Document Feeder (ADF) and Image Adjustment Tools
https://amzn.to/45vKqSk

Legacy Box
https://legacybox.com/

Libby App
https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.

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00:01:22 Security Concerns with Car Manufacturers and Infotainment Systems 00:09:30 GM's Solution: Develop an App for CarPlay Environment 00:11:19 Frustration with Multiple User Interfaces in Different Cars 00:12:15 CarPlay Limitations on Honda's Infotainment System 00:15:09 The joy and nostalgia of digitizing photos 00:16:28 Epson's convenient scanner for digitizing piles of photos 00:16:56 Efficient Solution: Metadata vs Sending to Service 00:17:49 Time-consuming process of scanning and organizing photos 00:19:02 Using Legacy Box for digitizing old slides 00:20:41 Libraries as a resource for photo digitization and telescopes 00:22:10 Libraries Evolving: The Future of Libraries 00:23:30 Discovering the Hidden Gems of Local Libraries 00:27:34 Behind the Scenes at the Farm Show

Direct download: MV23225.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! session continues the discussion of the new UK rules regarding Apple's App Store and their impact on app purchases and security. The group endorses Setapp for installing apps on Macs but question comfort in installing apps outside the App Store. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenJim ReaJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs compare the difference between third-party apps on Mac and iOS, emphasizing the importance of sandboxing for security, and cover challenges for developers listing apps outside the App Store and speculate on upcoming changes in the EU. The conversation concludes with concerns over Apple's authority in deciding which apps can exist and the potential advantages for Apple's own App Store. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:27 The Potential Impact of New UK Rules on App Reliability
0:02:45 Stepping Outside Apple's Walled Garden: Concerns and Risks
0:04:25 The Importance of App Notarization on macOS
0:05:29 Vetting in App Store Process: Limited Protection on iOS
0:06:59 Mac OS lacks compatibility, causing frustration among users.
0:07:51 Perception vs. Reality: Safety of Apps from App Store
0:09:00 Introduction and SetApp’s' iOS apps
0:10:34 Potential Challenges for Developers Listing Apps Only in App Store
0:12:04 Notarization and the App Approval Process
0:15:02 Apple's control over app existence
0:18:19 Apple's plan to ensure revenue from app sales
0:18:57 Apple's Fight Against EU Regulations
0:21:05 Apple's Compliance Strategy and Potential Legal Battles
0:27:42 The Future of App Stores on the Moon

Links:

Epic loses bid to make Apple change its App Store payment rules right now
https://www.engadget.com/epic-loses-bid-to-make-apple-change-its-app-store-payment-rules-right-now-174924222.html

SetApp

Setapp Planning to Launch Alternative App Store for iOS in Europe
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/15/setapp-to-launch-alternative-app-store/

Apple is ‘working with EU’ on third-party app stores for iPhone, iPad, etc.
https://macdailynews.com/2023/06/14/apple-is-working-with-eu-on-third-party-app-stores-for-iphone-ipad-etc/

 

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.

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00:00:27 The Potential Impact of New UK Rules on App Reliability 00:02:44 Stepping Outside Apple's Walled Garden: Concerns and Risks 00:04:25 The Importance of App Notarization on macOS 00:05:28 Vetting in App Store Process: Limited Protection on iOS 00:06:59 Mac OS lacks compatibility, causing frustration among users. 00:07:51 App setup or direct downloads won't alter app siloing. 00:08:59 Introduction and SetApp's iOS apps 00:10:33 Potential Challenges for Developers Listing Apps Only in App Store 00:12:03 Notarization and the App Approval Process 00:15:01 Apple's control over app existence 00:18:18 Apple's plan to ensure revenue from app sales 00:18:57 Apple's Fight Against EU Regulations 00:21:04 Apple's Compliance Strategy and Potential Legal Battles 00:27:41 The Future of App Stores on the Moon

Direct download: MV23224.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! session starts out with an usual discussion of Panorama’s database program. Then, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenJim ReaJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio consider SanDisk's lack of response to reported issues with their SSDs, and advise backups and alternatives. They highlight Western Digital's history of silence in face of customer problems. Then, the dispute between Epic Games, Apple, and Google regarding in-game purchases and App Store guidelines is takes center stage. As if that wasn’t enough, a passionate discussion about the UK's proposed changes to App Store payments and Setapp's plans for an alternative app store in Europe kicks off. (Part 1) 

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Chapters:

0:01:32 Guests Introductions and Expectations
0:02:35 Goat Scoring System: Milk, Butterfat, and Protein Content
0:07:17 Webb's New Hardware and Stunning Background
0:09:12 Mark's Black and White Sonoma Theme
0:12:28 Western Digital's silence and potential firmware update for Sandisk SSDs
0:16:51 Firmware Upgrade Issue with Western Digital SSDs
0:18:29 Epic Loses Bid to Change Apple's App Store Payment Rules
0:24:08 Apple's challenge with multiple stores and rules
0:25:01 Difficulty in App Store Rules
0:26:30 Seizing the Business Opportunity: Apple's Unique Advantage
0:27:47 Contemplating the impact of app purchases and SetApp
0:29:15 SetApp subscribers and the potential for an alternate app store in Europe

Links:

Insta360 Link - PTZ 4K Webcam with 1/2" Sensor, AI Tracking, Gesture Control, HDR, Noise-Canceling Microphones
https://amzn.to/45HG9L6

SanDisk’s silence deafens as high-profile users say Extreme SSDs still broken
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/08/sandisk-extreme-ssds-are-still-wiping-data-after-firmware-fix-users-say/

Epic loses bid to make Apple change its App Store payment rules right now
https://www.engadget.com/epic-loses-bid-to-make-apple-change-its-app-store-payment-rules-right-now-174924222.html

SetApp

Setapp Planning to Launch Alternative App Store for iOS in Europe
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/08/15/setapp-to-launch-alternative-app-store/

Apple is ‘working with EU’ on third-party app stores for iPhone, iPad, etc.
https://macdailynews.com/2023/06/14/apple-is-working-with-eu-on-third-party-app-stores-for-iphone-ipad-etc/


Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.

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00:00:00 Setapp's Potential Expansion and Epic's Losses 00:01:31 Guests Introductions and Expectations 00:07:16 Webb's New Hardware and Stunning Background 00:09:12 Mark's Black and White Sonoma Theme 00:12:28 Western Digital's silence and potential firmware update for Sandisk SSDs 00:16:50 Firmware Upgrade Issue with Western Digital SSDs 00:18:28 Epic Loses Bid to Change Apple's App Store Payment Rules 00:24:07 Apple's challenge with multiple stores and rules 00:25:00 Difficulty in App Store Rules 00:26:29 Seizing the Business Opportunity: Apple's Unique Advantage 00:27:46 Contemplating the impact of app purchases and SetApp 00:29:14 SetApp subscribers and the potential for an alternate app store in Europe

Direct download: MV23223.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

The August 2023 MacVoices Update features some of the updates to the show that are being enabled by large language model resources, and how they are adding value. Chuck Joiner reviews the MacVoices Social Media Survey - 2023 and what the results indicate about who’s using what. The session wraps up with the monthly Support Report and the need to support your favorite podcast(s).

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Direct download: MV23222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

In the second part of our conversation with Joe Kissell about Take Control of Your Paperless Office, 4th edition, Joe talks about how Apple's Live Text feature allows dynamic text interaction within images, and sheds some light on the intricacies of software recommendations for going paperless. He guides us through the shifting landscape of digital document management, security concerns tied to adopting cloud-based OCR and document management services, and paves the way for a more secure transition to the paperless world. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:36 Apple's Live Text feature revolutionizing document search capabilities
0:03:08 Shifting Landscape of Operating Systems and Built-in Apps
0:05:43 The Shift in Focus and Business Models of Apps and Services
0:07:14 Security and Privacy Features in Cloud Services
0:08:03 Consider privacy when using cloud for document management
0:09:37 Beware of making life easier for the bad guys
0:12:32 Shift towards digital tickets and boarding passes
0:14:17 Streamline workflow for scanning and organizing documents
0:15:26 DEVONthink: Auto-classify feature for efficient organization
0:16:19 Transitioning from physical paper to digital organization
0:18:08 Becoming aware of reliance on paper and breaking habits
0:18:46 Shifting to Electronic: A New Way of Working
0:19:37 Main Areas Covered in Paperless Workflow Discussion
0:22:53 Ink on Paper: A Thing of the Past
0:24:40 Going Paperless: Faxing and Online Notary Publics

Links:

Take Control of DevonThink 3 (free book!)

DEVONthink

Guests:

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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00:01:35 Apple's Live Text feature revolutionizing document search capabilities 00:03:07 Shifting Landscape of Operating Systems and Built-in Apps 00:05:43 The Shift in Focus and Business Models of Apps and Services 00:07:13 Security and Privacy Features in Cloud Services 00:08:02 Consider privacy when using cloud for document management 00:09:37 Beware of making life easier for the bad guys 00:12:32 Shift towards digital tickets and boarding passes 00:14:16 Streamline workflow for scanning and organizing documents 00:15:25 DEVONthink: Auto-classify feature for efficient organization 00:16:19 Transitioning from physical paper to digital organization 00:18:07 Becoming aware of reliance on paper and breaking habits 00:18:45 Shifting to Electronic: A New Way of Working 00:19:37 Main Areas Covered in Paperless Workflow Discussion 00:22:53 Ink on Paper: A Thing of the Past 00:24:40 Going Paperless: Faxing and Online Notary Publics

Direct download: MV23221.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

Our conversation with Joe Kissell about his new Take Control of Your Paperless Office, 4th edition starts off with how much have changed since the last edition, the accessibility of OCR technology, and how it has become easier to use. Scanner manufacturers now offer built-in OCR software, eliminating the need for extra apps. We also highlight the improved affordability and accessibility of OCR software. Joe emphasizes the importance of exploring new hardware and software options to simplify workflows in the paperless office, and some of the newest features that you may want to consider. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:21 Introducing the interview on paperless office with Joe Kissel
0:02:39 The need for an updated edition and changes in the field
0:03:09 Introduction and Importance of Evaluating Your Paperless Office Setup
0:08:39 Exploring the Range of New Scanners and Their Features
0:13:29 OCR and the Importance of Text Recognition
0:15:33 iPhone as a Replacement for a Document Scanner
0:16:55 The limitations of using an iPhone for scanning documents
0:18:37 The importance of workflow and efficiency in paperless scanning

Links:

Take Control of DevonThink 3 (free book!)

DEVONthink

Guests:

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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00:00:21 Introducing the interview on paperless office with Joe Kissel 00:02:39 The need for an updated edition and changes in the field 00:03:08 Introduction and Importance of Evaluating Your Paperless Office Setup 00:08:39 Exploring the Range of New Scanners and Their Features 00:13:28 OCR and the Importance of Text Recognition 00:15:33 iPhone as a Replacement for a Document Scanner 00:16:55 The limitations of using an iPhone for scanning documents 00:18:37 The importance of workflow and efficiency in paperless scanning

Direct download: MV23220.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel takes another look at the desirability and function of foldable phones after some close encounters. Chuck JoinerGuy SerleDavid GinsburgBen RoethigEric BoldenKelly GuimontWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio. They share their experiences and initial impressions, highlighting the challenges of weight and app compatibility. They also touch on Samsung's struggle to differentiate itself from other Android makers. The conversation wraps up with brief mentions rumors about upcoming Apple events. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:01 Introduction and discussion of foldable phones
0:01:30 Shift in conversation to another topic: foldable phones
0:04:25 A Friend with a Samsung Galaxy Foldable
0:04:39 Desiring a phone that transitions into an iPad
0:06:18 Comparing foldable phones to the Palm Pilot
0:12:06 Speculating on the Future of Technology
0:13:23 The iPad vs. TikTok debate
0:15:13 Apple's control over their platform and app development
0:17:39 The frustration of Samsung's attempts to be different
0:19:12 Apple's interest in a foldable iPad
0:20:43 The limitations and wasted space of foldable screens
0:24:00 The benefits and drawbacks of foldable phones
0:24:40 Unexpected Departures and Quick Mention of Apple Card and Cortana
0:26:25 Apple Rumors: Event Date Speculation\

Links:

Apple Card savings account tops $10 billion in deposits
https://9to5mac.com/2023/08/02/apple-card-savings-account-tops-10-billion-in-deposits/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

 

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00:00:00 Introduction and discussion of foldable phones 00:01:30 Shift in conversation to another topic: foldable phones 00:04:25 A Friend with a Samsung Galaxy Foldable 00:04:39 Desiring a phone that transitions into an iPad 00:06:18 Comparing foldable phones to the Palm Pilot 00:12:05 Speculating on the Future of Technology 00:13:22 The iPad vs. TikTok debate 00:15:12 Apple's control over their platform and app development 00:17:39 The frustration of Samsung's attempts to be different 00:19:11 Apple's interest in a foldable iPad 00:20:42 The limitations and wasted space of foldable screens 00:23:59 The benefits and drawbacks of foldable phones 00:24:39 Unexpected Departures and Quick Mention of Apple Card and Cortana 00:26:24 Apple Rumors: Event Date Speculation

Direct download: MV23219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

Chuck JoinerGuy SerleDavid GinsburgBen RoethigEric BoldenKelly GuimontWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio finish off a conversation about computer generated images and graphics in this MacVoices Live! session. Concerns about the quality and repetitiveness of generated content are raised, as well as the importance of unique perspectives and ideas. The role of historians, librarians, and copyright issues in preserving accurate data is explored. The panel then delves into the recent changes to Zoom's terms of service and their intentions to use conversations for AI training. Confusion and concern surround the changing policy statements and the need for clearer explanations from Zoom is demanded. The episode concludes with a mention of location tracking as another example of the importance of transparency and communication in evolving technologies. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:52 Unique ideas and the importance of human creativity in art
0:04:12 Zoom's Controversial Terms of Service Change
0:06:12 Balancing Privacy and Personalized Services
0:07:14 Suspicion of Profit Motive in Data Training Process
0:07:58 Communications Nightmare Unveiled
0:08:12 Zoom's lack of communication skill and contradictory statements
0:10:56 Opt-out feature and lack of prompt for data sharing
0:14:10 Concerns about Terms of Service and AI Models
0:15:44 The Overreaching License in Perpetuity
0:18:01 The Loophole of Service-Generated Data
0:21:32 Privacy Concerns and Re-evaluating Usage of Zoom
0:24:18 Implications of Data Usage in Different Industries
0:27:50 Technology's Impact on Information Exchange and Privacy Concerns
0:29:32 The Rise of GPUs and the Potential of Matrix Algebra in Technology
0:30:28 Unforeseen Consequences of DNA Testing and Forensic DNA Chain

Links:

Zoom revises service terms so it could train AI on user data
https://cybernews.com/privacy/zoom-revises-ai-service-terms/

Is Zoom Really Using Your Video Calls to Train AI?
https://lifehacker.com/is-zoom-really-using-your-video-calls-to-train-ai-1850713532

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

 

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00:01:51 Unique ideas and the importance of human creativity in art 00:04:12 Zoom's Controversial Terms of Service Change 00:06:12 Balancing Privacy and Personalized Services 00:07:14 Suspicion of Profit Motive in Data Training Process 00:07:57 Communications Nightmare Unveiled 00:08:11 Zoom's lack of communication skill and contradictory statements 00:10:56 Opt-out feature and lack of prompt for data sharing 00:14:10 Concerns about Terms of Service and AI Models 00:15:44 The Overreaching License in Perpetuity 00:18:00 The Loophole of Service-Generated Data 00:21:32 Privacy Concerns and Re-evaluating Usage of Zoom 00:24:18 Implications of Data Usage in Different Industries 00:27:49 Technology's Impact on Information Exchange and Privacy Concerns 00:29:31 The Rise of GPUs and the Potential of Matrix Algebra in Technology 00:30:28 Unforeseen Consequences of DNA Testing and Forensic DNA Chain

Direct download: MV23218.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! episode considered the implications of AI-generated art and graphics with one recent real-world example. Chuck Joiner, Guy Serle, David Ginsburg, Ben Roethig, Eric Bolden, Kelly Guimont, Web Bixby, and Mark Fuccio discuss the implications of AI in entertainment, especially in light of the writers strike, privacy concerns, and the need for ethical and practical considerations for all involved parties (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:16 Shoutouts and Absences: Britt, Jeff, Jim, Brian, and Ken
0:02:41 Star Trek Convention and the Actors' Strike
0:03:56 The 57 Year Mission at Creative Entertainment
0:04:31 Comic Book Predicts Actor Strike and Computer Generated Images
0:05:31 The Foretelling of the Actor Strike in a Comic Book
0:07:04 State Fair Excitement and Deep-Fried Delights
0:09:29 Kansas City Skyline and Background Competition
0:10:57 AI-Generated Art and Digital Manipulation
0:15:32 Unintended Consequences of Developing Tools with Nefarious Intent
0:18:06 Concerns about Deepfake and Manipulation of Politicians' Voices
0:24:57 Privacy Concerns and the Impact on Personal Safety
0:28:26 Mark Webb and Eric share their perspectives on the discussion
0:30:39 Uncertainty about the issues in the writer's strike
0:31:17 Hollywood Studios Exploiting Writers and Actors
0:32:52 Early struggles with QuickTime streaming and dial-up connection
0:33:51 Concerns about the Future of Business and AI
0:34:46 Concerns about the Implications of Computer-Generated Art

Links:

Creation Entertainment 57-Year Mission (look for art at bottom of page)
https://www.creationent.com/cal/cemission_lv.html

Zoom revises service terms so it could train AI on user data
https://cybernews.com/privacy/zoom-revises-ai-service-terms/

Is Zoom Really Using Your Video Calls to Train AI?
https://lifehacker.com/is-zoom-really-using-your-video-calls-to-train-ai-1850713532

Reuben Flagg
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/reuben-flagg/4005-51241/

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

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.

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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and 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.

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 @Macparrot@mastodon.social, and find everything at VertShark.com.

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00:01:15 Shoutouts and Absences: Britt, Jeff, Jim, Brian, and Ken 00:02:41 Star Trek Convention and the Actors' Strike 00:03:55 The 57 Year Mission at Creative Entertainment 00:04:31 Comic Book Predicts Actor Strike and Computer Generated Images 00:05:31 Introductions and Sleep Deprivation 00:07:03 State Fair Excitement and Deep-Fried Delights 00:09:28 Kansas City Skyline and Background Competition 00:10:57 AI-Generated Art and Digital Manipulation 00:15:32 Unintended Consequences of Developing Tools with Nefarious Intent 00:18:05 Concerns about Deepfake and Manipulation of Politicians' Voices 00:24:56 Privacy Concerns and the Impact on Personal Safety 00:28:25 Mark Web and Eric share their perspectives on the discussion 00:30:38 Uncertainty about the issues in the writer's strike 00:31:17 Hollywood Studios Exploiting Writers and Actors 00:32:52 Early struggles with QuickTime streaming and dial-up connection 00:33:50 Concerns about the Future of Business and AI 00:34:45 Concerns about the Implications of Computer-Generated Art

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The MacVoices Live! panel concludes an abbreviated session with more recommendations of TV and movies to help you fill both the summer lull and the duration of the writer’s strike. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaEric BoldenJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Brittany Smith go from sports and documentaries to Star Wars and beyond, and the chat room chimes in as well. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:01 Recommendations for entertainment away from the computer screen
0:02:48 The preference for binge-watching and avoiding weekly cliffhangers
0:05:12 Aaron Sorkin's Underrated TV Show
0:09:24 Tennis Documentaries and Other Recommendations
0:14:40 Recommendation: Peacemaker from Suicide Squad
0:16:31 Recommendation: TV Series "Travelers" and "12 Monkeys"
0:17:28 Divisive Opinions on the Vampire Slayer Movie
0:19:36 Night Sky and Night Manager: TV Recommendations
0:22:36 Spoiled Ending: Robot Imitation and TV Series Discussion
0:23:59 The Actress is Phil Collins' Daughter
0:24:12 Uncertainty Surrounding Severance Renewal and Internal Politics
0:25:40 Equal Time for Star Wars in the Spirit of Political Correctness
0:26:30 Initial reactions to Star Wars films and characters
0:28:29 Speculation on the creative decisions behind certain episodes
0:30:31 Recommendations from a listener and upcoming TV show release
0:35:33 Web Bixby's New Office and Social Media Handles

Links:

Foundation

Quarterback

ER

The West Wing

The Wire

Sports Night

Firefly

The Expanse

Blackberry

Tetris

Boom Boom Boris Becker

McEnroe

Eureka

Continuum

Travelers

Peacemaker

The Suicide Squad

Cunk on Earth 

12 monkeys

Colossus: The Forbin Project

Night Sky

The Night Manager

Only Murders in the Building

Emily in Paris

Severance

Loki 

Andor

The Mandalorian

The Book of Boba Fett

Ahsoka 

Silverado

Free Rein

Guests:

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 Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, 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 @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

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., @jgamet@mastodon.social 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 @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

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 @provuejim@techhub.social on 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 @addliberator@pdx.social, and on YouTube with tech tips.

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<h3>Show Notes:</h3>
<p><strong>Chapters:</strong></p>
<p>0:01:15 Summer Break: TV Shows and Podcasts to Enjoy<br />0:08:30 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Other Must-Watch Shows<br />0:10:08 Introducing the basic premise of Good Omens<br />0:12:05 Star Trek: A Musical Episode and Rewatching Plans<br />0:14:04 Controversy and Excitement for Strange New Worlds Musical Episode<br />0:18:59 A Watch List Waiting to Be Explored<br />0:19:21 Acorn and RIP Box: Tons of Good Content<br />0:20:39 Discussing "Shmigadoon" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"<br />0:25:02 Discussion about a character's journey in a TV show<br />0:26:38 Difference in progress through the seasons of a TV show<br />0:27:12 A Conversation about a TV Show with an Inspiring Line<br />0:28:09 Stranger Worlds and Watching Episodes with Jeff<br />0:30:52 Contrasting Opinions on Foundation TV Show<br />0:35:45 Recommendations for Watching During the Writer's Strike</p>
<p><strong>Links:</strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/star-trek-strange-new-worlds/">Star Trek: Strange New Worlds</a></strong><br /><br /><strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Good-Omens-Season-1/dp/B089XW1Z6Y">Good Omens and Good Omens 2</a> </strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/american-gods/31151">American Gods</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://mastodon.social/@allstartrek@a.gup.pe">AllStarTrek group on Mastodon</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Picard">Star Trek: Picard</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://uk.acorn.tv/about">AcornTV</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://watch.britbox.co.uk">Britbox</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridley_(TV_series)">Ridley</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDgQw7AJahcKEwjI1M2azOKAAxUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftv.apple.com%2Fus%2Fshow%2Fschmigadoon%2Fumc.cmc.1tqmf2znhr4oui4vo69ircyui&psig=AOvVaw0qJprjvPP0V_pT5DVNtd6g&ust=1692323892276978&opi=89978449">Schmigadoon</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marvelous_Mrs._Maisel">The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/series/buffy-the-vampire-slayer/DmJepBrlNiUe">Buffy The Vampire Slayer</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.max.com/shows/100-years-of-warner-bros/a42f0ac9-7799-4691-897d-27bca7c97c28">100 Years of Warner Brothers</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.hbo.com/movies/being-mary-tyler-moore">Being Mary Tyler Moore</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.hbo.com/movies/rock-hudson-all-that-heaven-allowed">Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/foundation/">Foundation</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Guests:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Web Bixby</strong> 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 <a href="https://www.facebook.com/webbixby"><strong>Facebook</strong></a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/webbixby"><strong>Twitter</strong></a>, and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/webbixby/"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Eric Bolden </strong>is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/eabolden">Twitter</a>, </strong>by email at embolden@mac.com, on <a href="https://techhub.social/@eabolden"><strong>Mastodon</strong></a> at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, <a href="http://trendingatwork.com"><strong>Trending At Work</strong></a>.</p>
<p><strong>Brian Flanigan-Arthurs</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/brian8944">@brian8944</a></strong>. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at <strong><a href="https://mastodon.cloud/@brian8944">@brian8944@mastodon.cloud</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong>Jeff Gamet</strong> 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 <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/jgamet">Twitter</a></strong> and <a href="https://ww