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Our conversation with Jeff Carlson about his new Take Control of iPhone Photography from Take Control Books continues with topics that range from digital zoom to Macro Mode to low light capabilities, and what else you will learn in his book. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to iPhone Photography Tips
02:17 Capturing Moments with Digital Zoom
06:39 Balancing Quality and Convenience in iPhone Photography
08:33 Exploring Camera Choices and Macro Mode
11:43 Pitfalls of Using External Lens Systems
13:58 Understanding Camera Behavior in Low Light
15:46 Enhancing iPhone Photography with External Lenses
22:37 Enhancing iPhone Photography with Accessories
23:49 Availability and Pricing of iPhone Photography Book
24:55 Continuous Learning in iPhone Photography
25:18 Keeping Up with Jeff Carlson's Projects

Links:

Take Control of iPhone Photography by Jeff Carlson

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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00:00:00 Introduction to iPhone Photography Tips 00:02:17 Capturing Moments with Digital Zoom 00:06:39 Balancing Quality and Convenience in iPhone Photography 00:08:33 Exploring Camera Choices and Macro Mode 00:11:43 Pitfalls of Using External Lens Systems 00:13:58 Understanding Camera Behavior in Low Light 00:15:46 Enhancing iPhone Photography with External Lenses 00:22:37 Enhancing iPhone Photography with Accessories 00:23:49 Availability and Pricing of iPhone Photography Book 00:24:55 Continuous Learning in iPhone Photography 00:25:18 Keeping Up with Jeff Carlson's Projects
Direct download: MV24102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Jeff Carlson and Take Control have published the brand new for those who want to get even more out of the amazing cameras built into their iPhones. Jeff explains how just a little effort and a little knowledge of some of the lesser-known settings can enhance your photographic results dramatically. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to iPhone Photography with Jeff Carlson
02:24 The Evolution of Smartphone Photography
06:54 The Importance of Deliberate Photography with iPhones
10:32 Starting Point for Improving iPhone Photography
22:29 Exploring Night Mode and Low Light Photography
28:01 Inspiring Experimentation and Learning with iPhone Photography
32:36 Mastering Exposure and Focus Controls
35:08 Connect with MacVoices for More Apple Tech Goodness

Links:

Take Control of iPhone Photography by Jeff Carlson

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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00:00:00 Introduction to iPhone Photography with Jeff Carlson 00:02:24 The Evolution of Smartphone Photography 00:06:54 The Importance of Deliberate Photography with iPhones 00:10:32 Starting Point for Improving iPhone Photography 00:22:29 Exploring Night Mode and Low Light Photography 00:28:01 Inspiring Experimentation and Learning with iPhone Photography 00:32:36 Mastering Exposure and Focus Controls 00:35:08 Connect with MacVoices for More Apple Tech Goodness
Direct download: MV24101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

MacVoices Live! takes a financial turn as Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Guy Serle look at the meaning of an adjustment to the Apple Savings Account interest rate, and how the DOJ’s claim that Apple’s share repurchases supports their antitrust allegations falls apart. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
04:56 Apple's New Parent Prospect
06:53 Special CD Offer
08:23 DOJ vs. Apple Buybacks
13:20 Concerns About Government Regulations
15:37 Supporting Backblaze
24:39 Google's Projects vs. Apple's Products
29:10 Connect with MacVoices

Links:

Apple Card Savings Account to Receive First-Ever Interest Rate Decrease
https://www.macrumors.com/2024/04/01/apple-card-savings-rate-to-decrease/

DOJ compares AAPL share buybacks with R&D spend as ‘evidence’ of lack of competition 
https://9to5mac.com/2024/03/27/aapl-share-buybacks-verses-rd-spend/

GDP by Country 
https://www.worldometers.info/gdp/gdp-by-country/

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

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

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

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00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:56 Apple's New Parent Prospect 00:06:53 Special CD Offer 00:08:23 DOJ vs. Apple Buybacks 00:13:20 Concerns About Government Regulations 00:15:37 Supporting Backblaze 00:24:39 Google's Projects vs. Apple's Products 00:29:10 Connect with MacVoices
Direct download: MV24100.mp3
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Another week, another hack. The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Guy Serle discuss AT&T’s loss of customer data that has a bit of history to it, as well as a request from India to unlock an iPhone of a political figure. (Spoiler: they said no.)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
03:39 AT&T Data Breach
06:45 Credit Monitoring Tips
13:04 Email Scams Awareness
14:11 Phone Scam Alert
16:31 Backblaze Sponsor
18:09 India vs. Apple

Links:

What You Should Do After the Massive AT&T Data Leak
https://lifehacker.com/tech/what-to-do-after-the-att-leak

How To Freeze and Unfreeze Your Credit With Experian, Equifax and TransUnion
https://clark.com/credit/credit-freeze-and-thaw-guide/

Apple won't unlock India Prime Minister's election opponent's iPhone
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/04/01/apple-wont-unlock-india-prime-ministers-election-opponents-iphone

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

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

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

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00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:39 AT&T Data Breach 00:06:45 Credit Monitoring Tips 00:13:04 Email Scams Awareness 00:14:11 Phone Scam Alert 00:16:31 Backblaze Sponsor 00:18:09 India vs. Apple

Direct download: MV24099.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBen RoethigJim ReaMarty JenciusBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, and Jeff Gamet conclude a MacVoices Live! conversation about how Apple’s App Store fee critics are charging pretty much the same thing for similar services. That led to a debate over how free apps on the App Store fit into the equation, the costs of hosting, and more…and there were disagreements aplenty. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to Apple's controversies.
00:25 Apple's external payment commissions scrutinized by tech giants.
01:48 Smoke and fires: Apple's distractions from scrutiny.
03:47 Comparison of companies' actions towards Apple's fees.
14:26 Apple's selective charging based on business models.
16:26 Support of free apps as a strategy by Apple.
19:31 Calculating developers' costs to subsidize free apps.
22:03 Disagreement on Apple's cost calculations and strategies.

Links:

Epic and allies are complaining about Apple's US App Store fees, while they charge about the same 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/03/20/epic-and-allies-are-complaining-about-apples-us-app-store-fees-while-they-charge-about-the-same

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.

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

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

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 Introduction to Apple's controversies. 00:00:25 Apple's external payment commissions scrutinized by tech giants. 00:01:48 Smoke and fires: Apple's distractions from scrutiny. 00:03:47 Comparison of companies' actions towards Apple's fees. 00:14:26 Apple's selective charging based on business models. 00:16:26 Support of free apps as a strategy by Apple. 00:19:31 Calculating developers' costs to subsidize free apps. 00:22:03 Disagreement on Apple's cost calculations and strategies.

Direct download: MV24098.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

The MacVoices Live! crew of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBen RoethigJim ReaMarty JenciusBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, and Jeff Gamet have a few thoughts on China’s banning of Intel and AMD chips in government computers, and the way Microsoft “acquired” the Inflection team. A simple hiring, or a dodge around the regulators? 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
00:47 China's Chip Ban
01:30 Theories on Processor Designs
2:23 Potential Operating System Choices
04:09 Debating China's Intentions
05:42 Microsoft's Inflection Acquisition
08:26 Sherman Antitrust Act Discussion

Links:

China bans Intel and AMD processors in government computers https://www.engadget.com/china-bans-intel-and-amd-processors-in-government-computers-065859238.html Microsoft hires Inflection founders to run new consumer AI division https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/19/microsoft-hires-inflection-founders-to-run-new-consumer-ai-division/ 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.

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

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

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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The MacVoices Live! discussion of the DOJ’s action against Apple continues as Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBen RoethigJim ReaMarty JenciusBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, and Jeff Gamet examine some of the more unusual aspects of the pleadings, what Apple’s response will be, and how the media is addressing the developments. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to DOJ's action against Apple
03:40 The potential impact on Apple's competitors
08:59 Questioning the motives behind the lawsuit
14:29 Comparisons to past antitrust cases
18:26 Defining a monopoly in the tech industry
22:47 Usage of Google Sheets and its security concerns
28:01 Security considerations in cloud-based environments

Links:

Justice Department Risks Picking the Wrong Fight With Apple
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2024-03-24/how-strong-is-the-justice-department-case-against-apple-it-could-be-stronger-lu5ii64n?embedded-checkout=true

Next-Gen Apple CarPlay Forcing Driver Instrument Cluster Takeover Triggers Lawsuit
 https://gmauthority.com/blog/2024/03/next-gen-apple-carplay-forcing-driver-instrument-cluster-takeover-triggers-lawsuit/

The ‘landmark’ Apple lawsuit ignores two realities
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/03/26/apple-iphone-antitrust-feds-steve-jobs/

Why the Biden Administration Is Suing Apple and Investigating Big Grocers
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/why-the-biden-administration-is-suing-apple-and-investigating-big-grocers

DOJ Pleadings https://static01.nyt.com/newsgraphics/documenttools/9765671b79f64ad9/6cfe3c6c-full.pdf 

Understanding the DOJ’s Antitrust Complaint Against Apple
https://www.macstories.net/stories/understanding-the-dojs-antitrust-complaint-against-apple/ 

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.

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

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

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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MacVoices Live! digs into the DOJ action against Apple to try to understand what is behind it. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBen RoethigJim ReaMarty JenciusBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, and Jeff Gamet consider the made-up categories of the iPhone market, the questionable quality of the complaint as a competent legal document, and more. The panel considers a unique theory, the pleadings that are obviously wrong, and more. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:11:34 Questionable Allegations and Pricing Debate
15:40 A Flawed Lawsuit Strategy
20:09 Speculation on Political Intent
24:49 Political Grandstanding or Legal Misstep?
27:05 Lingering Effects of Legal Battle

Links:

Justice Department Risks Picking the Wrong Fight With Apple
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2024-03-24/how-strong-is-the-justice-department-case-against-apple-it-could-be-stronger-lu5ii64n?embedded-checkout=true

Next-Gen Apple CarPlay Forcing Driver Instrument Cluster Takeover Triggers Lawsuit
 https://gmauthority.com/blog/2024/03/next-gen-apple-carplay-forcing-driver-instrument-cluster-takeover-triggers-lawsuit/

mThe ‘landmark’ Apple lawsuit ignores two realities
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/03/26/apple-iphone-antitrust-feds-steve-jobs/

Why the Biden Administration Is Suing Apple and Investigating Big Grocers
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/why-the-biden-administration-is-suing-apple-and-investigating-big-grocers

DOJ Pleadings https://static01.nyt.com/newsgraphics/documenttools/9765671b79f64ad9/6cfe3c6c-full.pdf 

Understanding the DOJ’s Antitrust Complaint Against Apple
https://www.macstories.net/stories/understanding-the-dojs-antitrust-complaint-against-apple/ 

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.

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

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

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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00:11:34 Questionable Allegations and Pricing Debate 00:15:40 A Flawed Lawsuit Strategy 00:20:09 Speculation on Political Intent 00:24:49 Political Grandstanding or Legal Misstep? 00:27:05 Lingering Effects of Legal Battle

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Chuck JoinerBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff Gamet, and David Ginsburg wrap up a MacVoices Live! discussion by talking about the latest report on switching to the Mac, as well as what might be behind LinkedIn’s announcement that they are adding gaming to their platform. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

03:22 The Impact of Lower-End MacBook Air Pricing
05:57 Walmart's Exclusive Apple Product: The Wallbook
08:03 LinkedIn's Consideration of Adding a Game
15:14 Importance of Personal Privacy and Security

Links:

Half of recent Mac buyers are switchers from rival platforms by Andrew Orr 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/03/13/half-of-recent-mac-buyers-are-switchers-from-rival-platforms

LinkedIn is developing in-app games to further distract you from your job hunt 
https://www.engadget.com/linkedin-is-developing-in-app-games-to-further-distract-you-from-your-job-hunt-205953683.html

Birds of Mastodon 
https://mas.to/tags/BirdsOfMastodon

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

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

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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00:03:22 The Impact of Lower-End MacBook Air Pricing 00:05:57 Walmart's Exclusive Apple Product: The Wallbook 00:08:03 LinkedIn's Consideration of Adding a Game 00:15:14 Importance of Personal Privacy and Security
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Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner celebrate a year of the TV+ Talk collaboration by looking at how Apple TV+ has evolved since its beginnings, their original content moving to other services, a recent article citing the quality of the service, and more. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 TV Plus Talk Anniversary Reflections
01:46 Apple TV+ Quality Recognition
01:58 Apple TV+ Adaptations and Additions
16:47 Debate on Third-Party Licensing Shift
18:17 Fragmentation Concerns in Streaming Market
23:13 Praise for Mythic Quest Pandemic Episode
25:14 Apple TV+ Successes and High-Quality Talent
26:40 Discussion on Apple TV+ Controversial Hire

Links:

A new report says Apple TV+ has the highest-rated content of any streaming service 
https://appleworld.today/a-new-report-says-apple-tv-has-the-highest-rated-content-of-any-streaming-service/

Fifth Season selling more than $1 billion worth of Apple TV+ content 
https://appleworld.today/fifth-season-selling-more-than-1-billion-worth-of-apple-tv-content/

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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The 2024-03 MacVoices Update includes an explanation of why there are monthly updates, an evolution of MacVoices Live! for our non-live listeners and viewers, why MacVoices Magazine is picking up steam again, and the monthly Support Report. 

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00:00:00 Introduction to MacVoices 
00:02:02 Upcoming Schedule Changes
00:02:45 Evolution of Live Show Distribution
00:04:55 Logical Breaks in Episodes
00:05:23 MacVoices Magazine Highlight
00:06:45 Appreciation for Supporters
00:07:35 Support Report Acknowledgment
00:09:36 Conclusion and Thank You

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The privacy theme rolls on as Chuck JoinerBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff Gamet, and David Ginsburg look at the almost unbelievable Terms of Service in the most recent Roku update and how it applies to which Roku device/channel/app. Then, the MacVoices panel delivers some initial thoughts on what appears to be a relationship between Apple and Google over AI capabilities, and yet another lawsuit targeting AirTags. No other Bluetooth or GPS tracker, just AirTags. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

01:12 Roku's Onerous Terms
04:15 Audience Experiences with Roku Software
08:34 AI Collaboration Between Apple and Google
13:40 Speculations on Apple and Google AI Partnership
16:46 Targeted AI Models and Speech Recognition
20:28 AirTags Anti-Stalking Lawsuit
24:20 Discussion on AirTag Lawsuit and Tracking Devices

Links:

Your Roku will stop working unless you agree to its new terms — what to know and how to get around it
https://www.tomsguide.com/tvs/your-roku-will-stop-working-unless-you-agree-to-its-new-terms-what-to-know-and-how-to-get-around-it

Roku Dispute Resolution Terms
https://docs.roku.com/published/disputeresolution/en/ca?cjdata=MXxOfDB8WXww&Ref=CJ&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=cj_affiliate_sale_6361382&utm_content=3486349_Future+Publishing+Limited&utm_term=13571892&cjevent=0a7baf1ee65511ee819000020a82b820&AID=13571892&PID=6361382&SID=trd-us-9097961795919355163

Apple might use Google Gemini to power some AI features on the iPhone
https://9to5google.com/2024/03/17/gemini-apple-iphone-talks/

AirTag anti-stalking class-action lawsuit given the green light
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/03/17/airtag-anti-stalking-class-action-lawsuit-given-the-green-light

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

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

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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00:01:12 Roku's Onerous Terms 00:04:15 Audience Experiences with Roku Software 00:08:34 AI Collaboration Between Apple and Google 00:13:40 Speculations on Apple and Google AI Partnership 00:16:46 Targeted AI Models and Speech Recognition 00:20:28 AirTags Anti-Stalking Lawsuit 00:24:20 Discussion on AirTag Lawsuit and Tracking Devices
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Our privacy theme continues as the MacVoices Live! panel looks at HP’s new option to rent a printer. Is that a good idea given the seemingly onerous contract terms, let alone the possible privacy concerns over an always-connected-to-the-Internet printer? Chuck JoinerBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff Gamet, and David Ginsburg look at everything from cancellation requirements to minimum page requirements to where the printer companies are making their money…at your expense. 

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Chapters:

0:00 Introduction to HP Printer Rental Debate
0:55 Concerns about HP Printer Monitoring and Privacy
2:20 Puzzling Reactions to HP's Printer Rental Offer
3:24 Stricter Conditions for HP Printer Connectivity
4:27 Licensing and Usage Terms for Software
4:52 Managing Software Licensing and Usage
5:56 Flexible Licensing Models for Software Use
8:33 Implementing Customer-Centric Software Licensing
9:33 Speculation on HP Printer Data Collection
10:18 Privacy Concerns in Modern Technology
10:56 Financial Analysis of HP Printer Rental Plan
11:47 Financial Breakdown of HP Printer Subscription
13:12 Evolution of Printer Business Models
13:51 HP's Transition to Information-Driven Revenue
14:15 Nostalgia for Old Printer Durability
14:38 Disappointment with HP's New Business Model
15:05 Speculation on HP's Motivations for New Model
15:39 HP's Transparent Approach to Data Monetization
16:18 HP's Openness about Data Monetization
17:46 Subscription Model Suitability for Consumers
18:34 Experience with Subscription Models in Printing
19:48 Consumer Reactions to HP's Business Model
20:19 Public Response to HP's Printer Subscription
20:49 Evolution of Printer Leasing and Service Contracts
21:34 Concerns over Terms and Penalties in HP Printer Subscription
22:24 Uncertainty about Data Sold by HP
23:33 Public Perception and Consumer Behavior
24:13 Concerns over Continuous Internet Connection Requirement
25:08 Usage Patterns and Monitoring in Business Printing
26:38 Insights on Data Collection from Printer Usage
28:00 Public Reactions and Community Discussions
30:28 Business vs. Consumer Considerations in Printer Subscriptions
31:59 Speculation on HP's Business Strategy
33:06 Enterprise Experience with Printer Management
34:54 Evolution of Printing Trends in Business

Links:

HP wants you to pay up to $36/month to rent a printer that it monitors
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/02/hp-wants-you-to-pay-up-to-36-month-to-rent-a-printer-that-it-monitors/

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

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

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 Introduction to HP Printer Rental Debate 00:00:55 Concerns about HP Printer Monitoring and Privacy 00:02:20 Puzzling Reactions to HP's Printer Rental Offer 00:03:24 Stricter Conditions for HP Printer Connectivity 00:04:27 Licensing and Usage Terms for Software 00:04:52 Managing Software Licensing and Usage 00:05:56 Flexible Licensing Models for Software Use 00:08:33 Implementing Customer-Centric Software Licensing 00:09:33 Speculation on HP Printer Data Collection 00:10:18 Privacy Concerns in Modern Technology 00:10:56 Financial Analysis of HP Printer Rental Plan 00:11:47 Financial Breakdown of HP Printer Subscription 00:13:12 Evolution of Printer Business Models 00:13:51 HP's Transition to Information-Driven Revenue 00:14:15 Nostalgia for Old Printer Durability 00:14:38 Disappointment with HP's New Business Model 00:15:05 Speculation on HP's Motivations for New Model 00:15:39 HP's Transparent Approach to Data Monetization 00:16:18 HP's Openness about Data Monetization 00:17:46 Subscription Model Suitability for Consumers 00:18:34 Experience with Subscription Models in Printing 00:19:48 Consumer Reactions to HP's Business Model 00:20:19 Public Response to HP's Printer Subscription 00:20:49 Evolution of Printer Leasing and Service Contracts 00:21:34 Concerns over Terms and Penalties in HP Printer Subscription 00:22:24 Uncertainty about Data Sold by HP 00:23:33 Public Perception and Consumer Behavior 00:24:13 Concerns over Continuous Internet Connection Requirement 00:25:08 Usage Patterns and Monitoring in Business Printing 00:26:38 Insights on Data Collection from Printer Usage 00:28:00 Public Reactions and Community Discussions 00:30:28 Business vs. Consumer Considerations in Printer Subscriptions 00:31:59 Speculation on HP's Business Strategy 00:33:06 Enterprise Experience with Printer Management 00:34:54 Evolution of Printing Trends in Business
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Chuck JoinerBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty Jencius, and Jim Rea discuss the hacking of a panel member’s Instagram account, along with what appeared to be an attack on his Facebook account. They discuss scams, other personal experiences with compromises, and a couple information pieces that caught their attention. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

04:42 Privacy and Security Concerns
08:58 Phishing Attempt Stories
9:48 Marty's Minimalist Social Media Approach
11:29 Importance of Unique Passwords
16:28 Recommendation: Darknet Diaries Episode 143

Links:

Darknet Diaries EP 143: Jim Hates Scams
https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/143/

2 men accused of scamming Lebanon County couple out of $24,000 - WGAL News 8 
https://www.wgal.com/article/lebanon-county-two-men-accused-of-scamming-north-lebanon-township-couple/46526414

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.

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

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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00:04:42 Privacy and Security Concerns 00:08:58 Phishing Attempt Stories 00:09:48 Marty's Minimalist Social Media Approach 00:11:29 Importance of Unique Passwords 00:16:28 Recommendation: Darknet Diaries Episode 143
Direct download: MV24089.mp3
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This MacVoices Briefing focuses on the Memory Card Case by JJC, a secure, durable, safe place to organize and store your SD and MicroSD memory cards that are used in cameras, video cameras, home security gear, and the like. 

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36 Slots Memory Card Case Water-Resistant Anti-Shock Memory Card Wallet for 24 Micro SD SDXC SDHC TF Cards and 12 SD SDXC SDHC Cards 
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Car companies are capturing your driving data and selling it to insurance companies…and who knows who else. David GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMark FuccioChuck JoinerMarty JenciusBen RoethigJim ReaJeff GametEric Bolden, Web Bixby, and Brittany Smith discuss yet another invisible way that data about you is being monetized and sold, potentially at your expense. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00 Introduction: Car Companies and Data Tracking
02:09 Premium Increase Trigger
04:24 Concerns and Ramifications
05:20 Tesla's Explicit Data Usage
05:58 Collection of Sensitive Information
07:27 Impact on Insurance and Risk Management
10:43 Tracking for Lower Insurance Rates
14:41 Determining Driver Groups
16:50 Informed Consent and Data Usage
22:43 Awareness of Data Tracking

Links:

GM, Major Carmakers Are Telling Insurers How You Drive https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-major-carmakers-telling-insurers-153518036.html

Cars are covertly tattling to insurance companies about your bad driving https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/2024/03/12/cars-are-covertly-tattling-to-insurance-companies-about-your-bad-driving

Vehicle Privacy Report
https://vehicleprivacyreport.com/

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

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

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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While MacVoices Live! doesn’t engage in political discussions, how tech is being used as a political communications tool has become a controversial topic. The MacVoices Live! panel of David GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMark FuccioChuck JoinerMarty JenciusBen RoethigJim ReaJeff GametEric Bolden, and Web Bixby take a look at a real-world test case of AI chatbot use in an American primary contest. While small in scale, this is an interesting example that you can expect to see more of, and the panel disagrees on its importance. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:18 The Use of AI in Political Campaigns
0:02:12 Benefits and Concerns of AI in Campaigns
0:03:24 Cost Comparison and Accessibility in Campaigning
0:04:45 The Impact of AI on Political Campaign Logistics
0:06:05 Potential Risks of AI in Political Campaigns
0:07:36 Future Prospects of AI in Campaigning
0:12:49 Cost Efficiency and Voter Interaction
0:13:58 Utilizing Speech Models and Public Content
0:15:18 Exploring the Role of AI in Politics
0:17:38 The Potential Influence of AI on Elections

Links:

Underdog Who Beat Biden in American Samoa Used AI in Election Campaign
https://www.wsj.com/articles/underdog-who-beat-biden-in-american-samoa-used-ai-in-election-campaign-b0ce62d6?st=ihmyn8egtg9hl0r&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

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

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

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 The Use of AI in Political Campaigns 00:02:11 Benefits and Concerns of AI in Campaigns 00:03:24 Cost Comparison and Accessibility in Campaigning 00:04:44 The Impact of AI on Political Campaign Logistics 00:06:05 Potential Risks of AI in Political Campaigns 00:07:36 Future Prospects of AI in Campaigning 00:12:49 Cost Efficiency and Voter Interaction 00:13:57 Utilizing Speech Models and Public Content 00:15:17 Exploring the Role of AI in Politics 00:17:37 The Potential Influence of AI on Elections 00:19:03 Closing Thoughts and Final Remarks
Direct download: MV24086.mp3
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David GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMark FuccioChuck JoinerMarty JenciusBen RoethigJim ReaJeff GametEric Bolden, and Web Bixby discuss the social media controversy over Princess of Wales Kate Middleton’s edited photo. The MacVoices Live! panel looks at the issue of disclosure of editing, whether that should be a presumption with all photos in the media, and how the media (tech and non-tech) has handled the matter: sensationalism or something worth reporting? 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:01:42 Importance of Image Integrity
0:02:52 Analyzing Photo Metadata
0:04:06 Exposing Digital Fraud
0:04:22 Moving Beyond Photo Controversy
0:13:44 Media's Intrusion on Family Photos
0:14:35 Public Scrutiny of Public Figures
0:15:27 Rise of Doctored Photos on Social Media

Links:

The Metadata on Kate Middleton’s Family Photo Confirms What We Already Know
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a60177778/kate-middleton-family-photo-edit-metadata/

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

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

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 Should or shouldn't a princess be editing photos? Does it matter? This is Mac Voices. 00:01:20 Photoshop Skills of a Princess 00:02:27 Royal PR and Public Image 00:04:31 Importance of Proper Image Labeling 00:07:46 Transparency in Photo Editing 00:09:12 Secure Your Data with Backblaze 00:09:33 Protecting Your Important Data 00:11:02 Backblaze: Your Data Backup Solution 00:13:43 Media Scrutiny on Royal Family 00:14:34 Public Curiosity and Media Attention 00:15:27 The Rise of Doctored Photos

Direct download: MV24085.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

The struggle between the EU and Apple continues as the EU keeps changing their mind as to what will satisfy them. This time, Apple has announced the availability of a direct download from developers’ web sites. The MacVoices Live! panel of David GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMark FuccioChuck JoinerMarty JenciusBen RoethigJim ReaJeff GametEric Bolden, and Web Bixby discusses and debates this new development, how it relates to the previous skirmishes, and the rules surrounding the option. 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:08:14 Developers' Options and EU Changes
0:33:34 Interpretation and Reactions
0:35:47 Epic Games Account Reinstatement Theory

Links:

Apple will allow users to download apps directly from a developer’s website, in latest EU App Store rule change
https://9to5mac.com/2024/03/12/iphone-app-store-changes-web-distribution-more/

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

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

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 Introduction 00:08:14 Developers' Options and EU Changes 00:33:34 Interpretation and Reactions 00:35:47 Epic Games Account Reinstatement Theory
Direct download: MV24084.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Because they just can’t ignore it, the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff Gamet, and Web Bixby consider the fines the fines the EU is imposing on Apple, and why the amount seems a little out of bounds. Elon Musk is suing OpenAI over an unusual issue, and is also trying to get Satya Nadella’s attention, and Tumblr and Wordpress will be marketing your blog posts. Never a dull moment. 

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Chapters:

0:00:29 EU Fines and Monetization
0:02:59 Elon Musk vs OpenAI Lawsuit
0:05:14 Conflation of Non-Profit and For-Profit Entities
0:09:59 Non-Profit and For-Profit Relationships
0:13:14 Balancing Data Control with Service Benefits
0:15:56 Tumblr and WordPress Data Selling
0:21:26 Value of Human-Generated Content

Links:

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman for allegedly ditching non-profit mission
https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-sues-openai-and-sam-altman-for-allegedly-ditching-non-profit-mission-160722736.html

Elon Musk bought a new PC laptop and ran into some tech issues, so he complained to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-calls-out-microsoft-ceo-laptop-issues-2024-2 

Create a local user or administrator account in Windows
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-a-local-user-or-administrator-account-in-windows-20de74e0-ac7f-3502-a866-32915af2a34d

Tumblr and WordPress Are Selling Your Data to AI Companies
https://lifehacker.com/tech/tumblr-and-wordpress-are-selling-your-data-to-ai-companies

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

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

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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00:00:28 EU Fines and Monetization 00:02:59 Elon Musk vs OpenAI Lawsuit 00:05:14 Conflation of Non-Profit and For-Profit Entities 00:09:58 Non-Profit and For-Profit Relationships 00:13:13 Balancing Data Control with Service Benefits 00:15:56 Tumblr and WordPress Data Selling 00:21:26 Value of Human-Generated Content
Direct download: MV24083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

A new M3 MacBook Air has debuted, so the MacVoices Live! panel of  Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio discuss its capabilities, who might want to upgrade, and some confusion surrounding  how many monitors can be driven by which laptops. The panel also looks at a new lawsuit against Apple about the amount of free iCloud storage space available to users, challenging the motivations behind it, and comparing iCloud to other services' free tiers.

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:27 Considering the New M3 MacBook Air
0:02:04 Portability and Device Size
0:03:03 The Apple Studio Display Deal
0:03:17 Downsizing Devices and Multiple Displays
0:04:46 Confusion Over Display Connectivity
0:05:12 Device Size and Power
0:05:47 Clarifying Multiple Display Support
0:08:02 Expanding External Display Options
0:08:55 Understanding Processor Capabilities
0:12:49 Creative Solutions for Display Limitations
0:14:14 Complexity of Product Naming
0:14:38 Discussion on iCloud Lawsuit
0:15:28 Antitrust Allegations against Apple
0:17:07 Critique of iCloud Lawsuit
0:20:27 Misrepresentation in the Lawsuit
0:22:22 Perspectives on Apple's Storage Policy
0:24:49 Security Concerns and Service Choices
0:28:37 Balancing Apple's Policies
0:30:25 Compatibility Challenges with iCloud and OneDrive
0:32:49 Legal Trends in Personal Injury Lawyers

Links:

Macs can’t use as many displays as they have USB-C ports
https://www.macworld.com/article/2232640/macs-cant-use-as-many-displays-as-they-have-usb-c-ports.html

https://www.macworld.com/article/347919/how-many-monitors-can-i-plug-into-my-mac-anyway.html

Apple hit with class action lawsuit over iCloud’s 5GB limit and iPhone backup restrictions
https://9to5mac.com/2024/03/02/icloud-5gb-limit-class-action-lawsuit/

Freakonomics - Personal Injury Lawyers
https://freakonomics.com/podcast/personal-injury-lawyers/

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

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

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 Introduction 00:00:26 Considering the New M3 MacBook Air 00:02:04 Portability and Device Size 00:03:03 The Apple Studio Display Deal 00:03:16 Downsizing Devices and Multiple Displays 00:04:45 Confusion Over Display Connectivity 00:05:11 Device Size and Power 00:05:46 Clarifying Multiple Display Support 00:08:01 Expanding External Display Options 00:08:55 Understanding Processor Capabilities 00:12:48 Creative Solutions for Display Limitations 00:14:13 Complexity of Product Naming 00:14:38 Discussion on iCloud Lawsuit 00:15:28 Antitrust Allegations against Apple 00:17:07 Critique of iCloud Lawsuit 00:20:26 Misrepresentation in the Lawsuit 00:22:21 Perspectives on Apple's Storage Policy 00:24:48 Security Concerns and Service Choices 00:28:37 Balancing Apple's Policies 00:30:24 Compatibility Challenges with iCloud and OneDrive 00:32:48 Legal Trends in Personal Injury Lawyers

Direct download: MV24082.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

If  you haven’t done so yet, the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursEric BoldenMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio discuss why you should. One panel members just did the demo, several others already have, and two panel members have already bought one. Issues and questions addressed include comfort and fit, weight, the audio experience not using AirPods, use cases and more. 

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0:06:11 Initial Impressions of the Apple Vision Pro Demo
0:22:59 Diverse Experiences with the Vision Pro Demo
0:26:40 Comparing the Apple Vision Pro and MetaQuest Devices

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

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

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 Introduction to MacVoices 00:06:10 Initial Impressions of the Apple Vision Pro Demo 00:22:58 Diverse Experiences with the Vision Pro Demo 00:26:39 Comparing the Apple Vision Pro and MetaQuest Devices 00:30:17 Connecting with MacVoices and Support Options

Direct download: MV24081.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

In the Aukey booth at CES in Las Vegas, Marketing Executive Tommy Guo gave us a detailed tour of the many devices introduced or upgraded for 2024. Tommy showed off their extensive line of charging solutions that will keep all your Apple devices going. Aukey’s MagSafe chargers come at every power deliver level for anywhere you might need to charge your phone, and they pay special attention to the temperature of the charger and phone. Tommy explains why. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty JenciusEric BoldenBen RoethigWeb Bixby, Jeff GametGuy Serle, and Jim Rea finish off a session discussing reports of cracks in the Apple Vision Pro, the click-bait articles about the costs of parts for the device. They also touch on the iPhone taking 7 of 10 top spots in global iPhone sales, and the updated internet judgements on the FineWoven cases.

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Handful of Apple Vision Pro Units Develop Identical Crack in Cover Glass
https://www.macrumors.com/2024/02/23/apple-vision-pro-front-glass-cracked-reports/

Vision Pro costs Apple less than half to make the headset than what it charges customers to buy it 
https://www.imore.com/vision-pro/vision-pro-costs-apple-less-than-half-to-make-the-headset-than-what-it-charges-customers-to-buy-it

Apple’s iPhone captured the top seven positions in the global list of best-selling smartphones in 2023
https://appleworld.today/apples-iphone-captured-the-top-seven-positions-in-the-global-list-of-best-selling-smartphones-in-2023/

FineWoven cases are junk, say majority, as they share photos
https://9to5mac.com/2024/02/26/finewoven-cases-are-junk/

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

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

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 Vision Pro Controversies 00:03:44 Understanding Heat Generation 00:15:40 Cost of Apple Vision Pro Parts 00:21:27 Fine-Woven Cases Discussion 00:24:54 Apple's Environmental Design Choices 00:29:45 Media Headlines and Business Realities 00:32:37 iPhone Sales and Consumer Perceptions

Direct download: MV24079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegas, we talked to Dr. Lorenzo Maria Bonelli of Rolling Square as they showed off their latest products that are available and some that are coming later this year. They include a laptop charger that you sit your laptop on rather than plugging it in and tracker cards for your wallet that feature long life or replaceable batteries, depending on your preference. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty JenciusEric BoldenBen RoethigWeb Bixby, Jeff GametGuy Serle, and Jim Rea discuss and debate Apple’s new Sports app. Is it just the beginning, or too little too late? Will Apple TV+ and other streaming services, along with betting, make it a go-to for sports information and programming identification?

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0:02:43 Marty's Passion for Apple's Sports App
0:06:49 Brian's Thoughts on Apple's Sports App
0:17:09 Guy's Perspective on Sports Fragmentation
0:20:12 Eric's Concerns about Speed and Updates in Sports Apps
0:28:48 Dave's Insights on Streaming Services and Sports Viewing Experience
0:31:27 Apple's Diverse Involvement in Various Topics

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00:02:43 Marty's Passion for Apple's Sports App 00:06:48 Brian's Thoughts on Apple's Sports App 00:17:09 Guy's Perspective on Sports Fragmentation 00:20:12 Eric's Concerns about Speed and Updates in Sports Apps 00:28:47 Dave's Insights on Streaming Services and Sports Viewing Experience 00:31:27 Apple's Diverse Involvement in Various Topics

Direct download: MV24077.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

From CES in Las Vegas, Michael Shabun, Vice President of Marketing for North America for Insta360, walked us through some of the impressive features of the Insta360 Ace Pro, their 8K action camera. Notable on that list are a flip-up touch screen that makes control from front or back easy, hand gesture controls for no-hands operation, industry-leading low-light performance, and of course, that amazing resolution. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel discussion with the monster panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty JenciusEric BoldenBen RoethigWeb Bixby, Jeff GametGuy SerleJim Rea, and Mark Fuccio starts out with the cancellation of Project Titan, aka “Apple Car” in spite of the fact that it was never officially announced. The conversation takes a surprising turn into the state of electric vehicles, and whether that had anything to do with it. 

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0:08:11 The Unveiling of Project Titan
0:09:34 Speculating the Future of Project Titan
0:11:56 Evaluating the Cancellation of Project Titan
0:23:47 The Interconnection of AI and Project Titan
0:25:37 Impact of China on the EV Market
0:35:39 Delving into EVs Live

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

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

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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00:08:11 The Unveiling of Project Titan 00:09:34 Speculating the Future of Project Titan 00:11:56 Evaluating the Cancellation of Project Titan 00:23:47 The Interconnection of AI and Project Titan 00:25:37 Impact of China on the EV Market 00:35:39 Delving into EVs Live

Direct download: MV24075.mp3
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Weldon Dodd, Senior Vice President of Kandji, joins us to discuss why mobile device management (MDM) has become so important in the enterprise, and their new partnership with ServiceNow. Weldon covers why Kandji is an Apple-focused MDM provide and this partnership that will help streamline how their team interacts with IT departments as well as front-line Apple device users.

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0:00:00 Introduction to Kanji and New Partnership 0:03:55 Factors Impacting Mobile Device Management 0:07:57 Focus on Apple Devices and User Experience 0:13:47 Integration with ServiceNow and Asset Management 0:23:30 Impact of Automation on IT Departments 0:27:13 Balancing User and Admin Needs in Updates 0:27:46 Where to Learn More about Kanji and Partnership

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Weldon Dodd is Senior Vice President at Kandji.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

In Eureka Park at CES in Las Vegas, Leafi was demonstrating a simple-to-install device to give your blinds remote control. Michelle Blaho-Melo, Marketing Specialist, helps us understand how they work, some of the capabilities provided by their compatibility with Alexa and Google Home, and more. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

The MacVoices Live! session wraps up as Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, and Mark Fuccio touch on Joe Rogan’s new deal with Spotify that is surprisingly non-exclusive, Bluesky’s latest move to improve the use of their social network, and the New York Times lawsuit against OpenAI over large language model training and copyright.

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Chapters:

0:03:14 Spotify's Non-Exclusive Deal with Joe Rogan
0:06:50 Blue Sky's Public Launch and Decentralization
0:13:24 Handling Interruptions and Wrapping Up

Links:

Spotify re-signs Joe Rogan in deal that includes return to Apple Podcasts 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/02/02/spotify-re-signs-joe-rogan-in-deal-that-includes-return-to-apple-podcasts

Bluesky has added almost a million users one day after opening to the public 
https://www.engadget.com/bluesky-has-added-almost-a-million-users-one-day-after-opening-to-the-public-004854186.html

Why The New York Times might win its copyright lawsuit against OpenAI  
 https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/why-the-new-york-times-might-win-its-copyright-lawsuit-against-openai/

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

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

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 Introduction 00:03:14 Spotify's Non-Exclusive Deal with Joe Rogan 00:06:49 Bluesky's Public Launch and Decentralization 00:13:24 Handling Interruptions and Wrapping Up 00:20:36 Supporting MacVoices

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

The February 2024 MacVoices Update features more information about how we cover CES and why which interviews get published when, and the the ebb and flow of articles in MacVoices Magazine. We also touch on the continuing podcast sponsorship drought and deliver this month’s Support Report.

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MacVoices Magazine

MacVoices on Patreon

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

In the Chipolo booth at CES in Las Vegas, Chief Marketing Officer Nika Kramzar talks about both their latest tracking devices that are targeted at Android users, as well as the story behind their “Perfectly Imperfect” trackers, how they cut down on scrapping rejected cases while benefiting some favorite charities. (The most clever and innovative marketing campaign that we saw at this year’s show.)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28am EDT

From Eureka Park at CES in Las Vegas, we learned about an iPhone-based tool that will let you get started with the creation of your own avatar. Titus Leistner, Chief Technology Officer for copresence, talks about the ease of use and capabilities of their iPhone app, what the next step is, and who they are hoping to work with so that your avatar can be of even more use. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, and Mark Fuccio engage in a MacVoices Live! discussion about the radically conflicting reports of Apple Vision Pro returns, the media properties that seemed to be looking for a story that wasn’t, and what the realities were. 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:03:27 Exploring MLB Integration
0:06:25 Discussion on Window Positions
0:12:02 Apple's Responsive Customer Service
0:21:09 Genuine Reactions to Vision Pro
0:29:41 Ease of Scheduling Demos

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

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

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 Introduction 00:03:26 Exploring MLB Integration 00:06:25 Discussion on Window Positions 00:12:02 Apple's Responsive Customer Service 00:21:09 Genuine Reactions to Vision Pro 00:29:41 Ease of Scheduling Demos
Direct download: MV24067.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

After a week off, the members of the MacVoices Live! panel who purchased an Apple Vision Pro share their updated experiences, and others who have completed the demo chimed in with their impressions. The discussion by Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, and Mark Fuccio includes using the Apple Vision Pro on an plane, how one owner is solving the problem of justifying the expense, and one panel member who “cheated” to qualify for the demo. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:05:55 Catching up with Apple Vision Pro Users
0:10:52 The Marshmallow Dilemma
0:16:05 Shared Vision Pro Ownership Challenges
0:25:06 Precision in Vision Pro Calibration
0:27:34 Future Value of Apple Vision Pro
0:29:08 Progressive Lenses and Vision Pro

Links:

Spigen Klasden Pouch Designed for Apple Vision Pro Case

Carrying Case Compatible with Oculus Meta Quest 2, Quest 3, Apple Vision Pro VR Headsets

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.

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

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

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 Introduction 00:05:54 Catching up with Apple Vision Pro Users 00:10:51 The Marshmallow Dilemma 00:16:05 Shared Vision Pro Ownership Challenges 00:25:05 Precision in Vision Pro Calibration 00:27:34 Future Value of Apple Vision Pro 00:29:08 Progressive Lenses and Vision Pro

Direct download: MV24066.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

In Eureka Park at CES in Las Vegas, we caught up with the makers of the GoDonut, who introduced the new GatorGrip, a simple but very useful and effective iPad or iPhone stand. David Kelly talks about how it is made, how it orients for portrait or landscape modes, and why the material it is made of holds up so well. We also revisit the GoDonut and why it is another type of iPad or iPhone stand that can be used in a different way from the GatorGrip. 

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GatorGrip (iPad)

GatorGrip (iPhone)

GoDonut - iPhone or iPad

 

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From CES in Las Vegas, our conversation with Head of Marketing for FlicPer-Gustaf Hedberg focused how their latest, the Flic Twist gives you a wireless dial-type control for your smart home devices. Don’t just turn the lights or music on or off…control the brightness or volume as well. The Flic Hub Mini connects it all together if you or your phone aren’t at home. Per-Gustaf also talks about their upcoming Matter support and what that will mean to your smart home.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

From CES in Las Vegas, during our our annual visit to Ohsnap, Industrial Designer James Stone showed off the newest iteration of their iPhone grip, the Snap 4 Luxe. James shows off both the grip stand features, as well as the fact that the MagSafe feature doesn’t interfere with charging, but opens up the use of other MagSafe accessories. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegas, we got to see a different kind of smart home device controller when Gerry Koser, Marketing Manager for Linxura, gave us a briefing on their hardware  device that lets you control up to 52 of your devices in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-use hockey puck-size and shape that fits in the palm of your hand. 

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At CES in Las Vegaswe learned about the latest keyboard and mouse options from Matias from Co-Founder and CEO Steve McGowan. As everything moves to USB connectivity, Matias has improved on the USB-C dongle by making it even smaller and less obtrusive, and then built it into their newest keyboards and mice, including a new ergonomic model that fills a gap left in the market by Microsoft. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

 

In the Sway Premium Audio suite at CES in Las Vegas, Chris Pusateri walked us through a few models in the broad range of their speaker products including a portable karaoke speaker, magnetic iPhone speaker, and different models of waterproof speakers. We also discussed the advantages of using a competitively priced speaker for various use situations. 

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SWAY Minioke LED Go Mini-Karaoke 5 Watt Portable Multi Ambient LED Music Speaker with Wireless Microphone

SWAY MagBoom Magnetic Portable Bluetooth Music Speaker

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

Outside at CES in Las Vegas we had a chilly conversation with Lisa Mathis, Head of Marketing, North America for SOUNDBOKS. Representing themselves as the best "speaker brand you haven’t heard of yet”, Lisa explained their origins at a music festival and how they are now coming to the U.S. Unlike some larger concert speakers ( 126 dB maximum output), these are Bluetooth and can be connected together wirelessly, and run off swappable batteries, so placement and movement is simplified. The grills can also be customized for you, your company, or your brand. Crank it up! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

In the Spigen suite at CES in Las Vegas, Samuel Han, Specialist, Retail Enterprise Development, showed us some of their latest products that include a new gaming keyboard, GaN power products, and new iPhone cases that range from stylish to practical, and more. 

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ArcPlay Real Dual 8K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Spigen GaN III 652 65W 2 Ports Compact Foldable Dual USB C Wall Charger

Spigen Magnetic Style Armor MagFit Designed for iPhone 15 Pro Case

Spigen Magnetic Ultra Hybrid MagFit Designed for iPhone 15 Case

Spigen Valentinus Magnetic Wallet Card Holder for iPhone

Caseology Universal Waterproof Phone Pouch [Vacuum Seal Technology/Built-in Pump]

Spigen Magnetic Enzo Aramid Designed for iPhone 15 Pro Max Case

Spigen Thin Fit Pro Designed for iPad Pro 12.9 inch Case

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegas, we talked to Andrea Tellatin, Co-Founder and CEO of Twinkly, about the latest additions to their many options for addressable lights. Best known for their holiday options, they are introducing a broader range of options at accessible price points for a wider range of uses. Andrea shows off the new Candies string lights and the Matrix Light Curtain as examples of their broader product range, both of which are customizable via the built-in addressable function. 

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Twinkly Candies App-Controlled Candle-Shaped LED Light String

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At Showstoppers at CES in Las Vegas, Wacom introduced the new Wacom Bridge, a solution for artists who work remotely or away from their desks. With Wacom Bridge, they don’t need to lug heavy laptops or travel with the files. Arvind Arumbakkam, Technology & Industry Partnerships, talks about how their system eliminates the lag typical from the more mainstream remote work apps. Then, artist Sarajean Chung gives us a demo in the most challenging of environments: a CES exhibit hall. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

In Las Vegas at Showstoppers at CES, we saw and heard a demo of the technology behind the Miari speaker from SoundFun that was more than surprising. Kai Kitayama talked us through the demo that provided a wider and longer field of sound than you would expect, and how it can enhance the dialog from your TV. (Host’s Note: Audio demos are always difficult in a conference environment, which made this one that much more impressive. Please understand that the in-person experience was truly impressive and worth exploring.) 

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SoundFun Mirai Speaker TV Dialogue Enhancing Speaker (Amazon)

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At Showstoppers at CES, we talked to Jeff Gadway, Senior Vice President of Clicks Technology about not only their keyboard case for the iPhone, but also about the strong emotional product the release of their product elicited from some users. Jeff covers the thinking behind why Steve Jobs was right about the iPhone, but why also why the time is right for a hardware iPhone keyboard case based on what we are doing with our phones now. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

At Showstoppers at CES in Las Vegas, we learned about the latest edition of the Unistellar telescope that makes astronomy even easier and more automatic. CEO Laurent Marfisi took us through the new features, the eyepiece option, and more. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

At Showstoppers at CES in Las Vegas, ViXion gave us a look at their autofocus eyewear. Takuya Nonaka, Senior Manager, Corporate Planning explained the tech behind their innovation, the roadmap for development, and why they are looking for partners in the U.S. Chuck tried them on and was blown away by how well they function. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

At Showstoppers at CESAndrew Federici, the Founder of Mousetrap, explained their new take on an ergonomic pointing device that has a distinctive look and feel. Andrew gives us the backstory on the team that designed it, why some of the design choices were, made, and the good news is that it can accommodate left-handers. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

In this edition of TV+ TalkCharlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner look at the strategies streaming services, Apple TV+ in particular, are using in choosing their programming. Sports, original content, major video franchises, and back catalogs are all in the mix as our viewing options and habits evolve. With only so much time to watch and so many dollars to pay, how are (and should) viewers choose? Charlotte and Chuck discuss their decisions.

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0:00:18 New Year Greetings and Catching Up
0:02:11 Importance of catalog vs. new content on streaming platforms
0:04:08 Comfort TV and the popularity of catalog shows
0:11:22 Shifting Viewing Habits: YouTube on Smart TVs
0:13:18 Apple TV+ vs. Other Platforms: Pros and Cons
0:16:33 Apple's Documentary on Lionel Messi and MLS Coverage
0:19:49 Leveraging Resources: Investing in Expansion
0:20:36 Apple's strategic position and the future of streaming services
0:23:13 Challenges of discoverability and awareness in streaming platforms
0:25:40 Apple's unexpected success with the Lionel Messi documentary
0:26:29 The need for effective advertising and promotion of Apple TV Plus content
0:28:28 Noel Fielding and British Humor on Apple TV Plus
0:34:09 Apple's Success in Awards Season
0:37:17 Killers of the Flower Moon's Impressive Academy Award Nominations
0:42:53 Apple's Potential Content for Vision Pro
0:44:37 Where to Find Chuck and Charlotte Online

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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.

Links:

FlixPatrol - TOP 10 on Streaming in the United States on February 6, 2024
https://flixpatrol.com/top10/streaming/united-states/

Most Popular Lists - Most Popular TV (English) - February 4, 2024 
https://www.netflix.com/tudum/top10/most-popular/tv

Netflix: Users spent 812 million hours watching The Night Agent 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67688722

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00:00:00 Introduction to Apple TV Plus strategy on Mac Voices. 00:00:18 New Year Greetings and Catching Up 00:02:10 Importance of catalog vs. new content on streaming platforms 00:04:07 Comfort TV and the popularity of catalog shows 00:11:21 Shifting Viewing Habits: YouTube on Smart TVs 00:13:17 Apple TV+ vs. Other Platforms: Pros and Cons 00:16:33 Apple's Documentary on Lionel Messi and MLS Coverage 00:19:49 Leveraging Resources: Investing in Expansion 00:20:36 Apple's strategic position and the future of streaming services 00:23:12 Challenges of discoverability and awareness in streaming platforms 00:25:40 Apple's unexpected success with the Lionel Messi documentary 00:26:29 The need for effective advertising and promotion of Apple TV Plus content 00:28:28 Noel Fielding and British Humor on Apple TV Plus 00:34:08 Apple's Success in Awards Season 00:37:16 Killers of the Flower Moon's Impressive Academy Award Nominations 00:42:53 Apple's Potential Content for Vision Pro 00:44:36 Where to Find Chuck and Charlotte Online 00:46:02 Introduction to Advertising handled by BackBeat Media
Direct download: MV24050.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

Topics included in the third and final part of our MacVoices Live! discussion about first impressions of the Apple Vision Pro include third party productivity apps, use cases, the demo experience, and comparisons to other Apple product launches. Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgBrian Flanagan-ArthursMarty JenciusMark FuccioJim ReaGuy Serle, and Eric Bolden conclude with optimism about the future of the device, and the fact that it will only get better.

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Panel's initial impressions of the Apple Vision Pro
0:00:29 Exploring Third-Party Apps for Productivity
0:01:55 Third-Party Apps for Mastodon and Navigation
0:03:40 Issues with Photos App and Syncing
0:07:13 Fantastical: A Great Calendar App for the Device
0:08:16 Enthusiasm and Positive Feedback on Mastodon
0:09:53 Comparisons to Early iPhone Launch Challenges
0:10:55 Mixed Reactions from Tech Press and Social Media
0:14:50 Enhanced Movie Experience with VR
0:16:44 Quietly Watch Videos with AirPods and VR Headset
0:18:42 Personal Experience with Splitting the Device
0:20:16 Waiting for Software Updates and Patched Versions
0:23:18 A Calm Experience at the Apple Store
0:25:31 Demo Units and Cleaning Process
0:27:22 Panelists wrap up and express excitement for future advancements

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.

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

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.

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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00:00:28 Exploring Third-Party Apps for Productivity 00:01:55 Third-Party Apps for Mastodon and Navigation 00:03:40 Issues with Photos App and Syncing 00:07:13 Fantastical: A Great Calendar App for the Device 00:08:16 Enthusiasm and Positive Feedback on Mastodon 00:09:52 Comparisons to Early iPhone Launch Challenges 00:10:54 Mixed Reactions from Tech Press and Social Media 00:14:49 Enhanced Movie Experience with VR 00:16:43 Quietly Watch Videos with AirPods and VR Headset 00:18:41 Personal Experience with Splitting the Device 00:20:15 Waiting for Software Updates and Patched Versions 00:23:17 A Calm Experience at the Apple Store 00:25:30 Demo Units and Cleaning Process 00:27:22 Panelists wrap up and express excitement for future advancements
Direct download: MV24049.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegas, we made our annual stop to see what STM Goods has added to their already outstanding line of tech gear. Tracy Smith, ChiefBrand Officer/Chief Marketing Officer, introduces us to the new BagPack that gives you a collapsable-yet-protective backpack when you need it, the Focus Collection of iPhone cases that do more than just protect your phone, and the ChargeTree Mag that charges three devices and collapses for travel. 

 

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STM Relax Sand MagSafe Case for iPhone 15

STM Reawaken Ripple MagSafe Case for iPhone 15

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

From CES in Las Vegas, we checked out the new Open Swim Pro bone conduction headphones from Shokz that are designed for swimming. Product Manager Fay Fu explains why this model has a built-in music player to keep you rocking even under water. 

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Open Swim headphones 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

The second part of our MacVoices Live! discussion about the Apple Vision Pro fins the panel of Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgBrian Flanagan-ArthursMarty JenciusMark FuccioJim ReaGuy Serle, and Eric Bolden talking about keyboard experience, using the device with the Mac, and audio options and performance. Accessibility, single loop vs. over-the-head straps, weight considerations, productivity, and even comparisons to Meta’s headsets are included. (Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:02 Syncing Bluetooth Keyboard with Apple Vision Pro
0:04:39 Connecting Issues and Rebooting iMac
0:06:04 Using Vision Pro for Multitasking and Native Apps
0:08:02 Adjusting Window Sizes and Font Visibility
0:10:17 Placing Screens Anywhere and Customizing Window Placement
0:13:41 Using External Battery Packs to Power Vision Pro
0:15:23 Testing settings and guest mode compatibility
0:16:54 Panoramic pictures and personalized features
0:18:26 Experience with Juno app and potential issues
0:19:18 Camera Blurs When Covering Mouth or Nose
0:21:06 Traveling with AirPods on a plane
0:22:39 Alternatives to AirPods for noise cancellation and comfort
0:23:26 Dual Loop Band Comes with the Set
0:24:12 AirPods 2 and AirPods 2 with USB Charging Case Comparison
0:26:03 Controversy around Working with an iPad
0:28:44 Challenges with Facial Recognition and Unlocking Devices
0:29:42 Discussion on the Weight of the Apple Watch Bands
0:31:13 Adjusting the Solo Loop Band for Comfort
0:31:51 Comparison between Apple Vision Pro and Competitors
0:33:33 Different functionalities of Meta and Vision Pro


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.

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

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.

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 Vision Pro: Immersive Mac Experience 00:02:01 Syncing Bluetooth Keyboard with Apple Vision Pro 00:04:38 Connecting Issues and Rebooting iMac 00:06:03 Using Vision Pro for Multitasking and Native Apps 00:08:01 Adjusting Window Sizes and Font Visibility 00:10:17 Placing Screens Anywhere and Customizing Window Placement 00:13:40 Using External Battery Packs to Power Vision Pro 00:15:22 Testing settings and guest mode compatibility 00:16:54 Panoramic pictures and personalized features 00:18:26 Experience with Juno app and potential issues 00:19:18 Camera Blurs When Covering Mouth or Nose 00:21:06 Traveling with AirPods on a plane 00:22:39 Alternatives to AirPods for noise cancellation and comfort 00:23:25 Dual Loop Band Comes with the Set 00:24:12 AirPods 2 and AirPods 2 with USB Charging Case Comparison 00:26:02 Controversy around Working with an iPad 00:28:44 Challenges with Facial Recognition and Unlocking Devices 00:29:41 Discussion on the Weight of the Apple Watch Bands 00:31:13 Adjusting the Solo Loop Band for Comfort 00:31:51 Comparison between Apple Vision Pro and Competitors 00:33:33 Different functionalities of Meta and Vision Pro 00:33:50 Wrapping up the conversation about Apple Vision Pro 00:34:44 Advertising partnership with BackBeat Media at BackBeatMedia.com.
Direct download: MV24047.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

With only a few days of Apple Vision Pro under their belts, the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgBrian Flanagan-ArthursMarty JenciusMark FuccioJim ReaGuy Serle, and Eric Bolden discuss the first experiences with two panel members who made the leap. Topics covered in this part of the discussion include interacting in Zoom and Teams, setting up your persona, the demo process, and the panoramic picture experience. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:05:04 Introduction to the Vision Pro and installation troubles
0:06:13 The Experience of Seeing Eric's Appearance on Video Calls
0:06:57 Audio Issues and Eric's Persona Projection
0:08:16 Comfort and Boundaries in Video Conferencing
0:10:40 Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues and Audio Dropout in Zoom
0:12:29 Tips for Creating a Virtual Image with Lighting Adjustments
0:13:58 Persona Options and Challenges with Virtual Glasses
0:14:19 Comfort and clarity with magnetic inserts
0:15:39 Frustrations with ordering and understanding prescriptions
0:18:08 Clarifying the use of readers with virtual glasses
0:21:33 Unclear store process for demo reservations
0:22:59 Software error leads to sold-out item mishap
0:25:57 Enjoying the Entertainment Value of the 3D Movies
0:29:15 Immersive Panoramic Pictures with the Apple Vision Pro

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.

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

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.

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

From CES in Las Vegas, we discussed the latest and greatest from Nextbase, the iQ 4G, 4K Dash Cam. Features like Roadwatch AI and Witness Mode and all the recording capabilities are outlined by Sam Lewis, Lead Software Engineer, along with the upcoming Guardian. Sam also discusses how Nextbase not only offers this high-end model, but quality dash cams for every budget, and how one incident can more than pay for the device. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegas, we received an update on what3words from Frankie Cowan, Senior PR Manager. Frankie covers what what3words is and how it works, then discusses how awareness has been increasing as different companies and emergency services recognize the benefits of utilizing their precise location method. She shares some success stories with car companies, some use cases, and encourages everyone to help spread the word. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegaswe came across Mudra by Wearable Devices Ltd, an Apple Watch band that translates neural signs into digital actionsBarry Kaplan, Executive Vice President of Wearable Devices LTD, the makers of Mudra, explains how that gives you gesture control of your Apple devices in Minority Report fashion, how he thinks that type of interface will develop, and how you can get their product right now. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegaswe found out that MyRadar, already a MacVoices favorite on my iPhone, is coming to CarPlayMichael Linden, Director of Video & Social Media Content/Meteorologist, talks about that, how MyRadar is leveraging their weather data both past, present, and future, and more. 

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At CES in Las Vegas, ShiftCam showed off a series of new products that turn your iPhone into a fully-featured video production tool. Founder and CEO Benson KL Chiu talks about how their ProGrip and SnapGrip are enhanced by the new SnapLight and series of lenses that range from wide angle to anamorphic. To carry it all, ShiftCam introduced the  new Workflow series of camera bags that are designed with iPhone photography and ShiftCam products in mind. 

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In the Catalyst suite at CES in Las Vegas, Founder and CEO June Lai discusses the latest addition to their line of cases and accessories. They include a new dog collar with an AirTag case that your dog can’t destroy, colorful lanyards that fit right in with their iPhone cases, a lanyard that floats with an iPhone attached if it goes overboard, and AirPod cases. June talks about not just the form but also the protection afforded by all the products. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

At CES in Las Vegas, we had an impressive introduction to the Oclean line of sonic toothbrushes and oral care accessories. Mark Honeycutt takes us through the available product line that features an on-device screen, as well as the upcoming X Ultra, the industry’s first WiFi toothbrush that stores your brushing information in the cloud, bone conduction messages during brushing and more. Best of all. Oclean’s products integrate with the Apple Health app to give you even more information about your health. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

From Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, we got a look at a new cooking “tool” from MeaterKeye Chen, who handles Content Creation, Logistics, Office Management, Product Testing and Sales talks about how the latest iteration of their meat thermometer works, the surprisingly long battery life, the unusual charging mechanism, and how their app interacts with it to give you a perfect meat result every time. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

From Pepcom in Las Vegas, we got the latest on the state-of-the-art over-the-air tuner and digital recorder from TabloGrant Hall, CEO and Founder of Nuvyyo Inc. (the maker of Tablo) explains the features and enhancements that go beyond just OTA programming, and the benefits of not having to have the device directly connected to your router.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Other World Computing, discuses the latest from OWC, the Thunderblade X8, an 8-SSD array with capacity of up to 32 TB and features the option for RAID 5. We also talk about the prosumer-level Envoy series and what all of the devices add to your productivity. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, Tuomas Lonka, Global Brand & Marketing Director for Urbanista, introduces us to their “light-powered audio” products. They include solar-cell powered headphones that work with both indoor and outdoor light, as well as a set of true wireless earbuds that feature a solar-charging case. The latest addition is the Malibu, a solar-powered, IP67 rated, outdoor activity portable speaker. With the solar charging feature, you can achieve virtually unlimited play time. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, we heard about the latest products in the Kensington line from Lisa Schuiteboer-Shuler Global Marketing - Manager, Product Marketing. Lisa covered their new backpacks and messenger bags, laptop privacy screen, lock, keyboard, and docks, including a Thunderbolt 5 dock. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgNorbert FrassaEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, Guy Serle, and Web Bixby continue their MacVoices Live! discussion of what would a successful launch of the Apple Vision Pro look like. The conversation turns to developer challenges and the possibilities for app development. How the Vision Pro might compare to the success stories that are the Apple Watch and iPad, whether the device really needs a “killer app” and more are examined. (Part 2) 

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0:00:00 Apple Vision Pro Launch: Part Two Begins
0:01:10 Potential Barrier to Purchasing: 30-Minute Demo Waitlist
0:01:47 New Platform Excitement and Validation
0:02:50 Limited Production Capacity of Sony Lenses
0:04:13 Defining the Problem with the Vision Pro
0:05:42 The Purpose of the iPad and Vision Pro
0:06:57 Personalizing iPads for Individual Needs
0:07:27 Different visions for the future of the device
0:17:28 Wrapping Up and Looking Forward

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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.

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 Vision Pro Launch: Part Two Begins 00:01:10 Potential Barrier to Purchasing: 30-Minute Demo Waitlist 00:01:46 Purpose of 30-Minute Demo: Limiting Returns 00:02:50 Limited Production Capacity of Sony Lenses 00:04:13 Defining the Problem with the Vision Pro 00:05:41 The Purpose of the iPad and Vision Pro 00:06:56 Personalizing iPads for Individual Needs 00:07:26 Different visions for the future of the device

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, we learned about the latest backup option from Synology. Logan Taylor, Marketing Specialist showed us the new BeeStation, a single-drive device that can be set up in just a few clicks and a scanned QR code. and is perfect for the non-tech user. Boasting web access and a capacity of 1 TB, BeeStation is perfect for those needing easy and secure backup. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, Marijn van der Wal, CEO of DEN Smarthome demos their very different on the smart lock. The DEN SmartStrike leaves your external hardware intact, and instead puts the automation in the strike. Marijn explains how it works, the degree of control it provides, and the installation requirements.

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Direct download: MV24030.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, Chris McCloud of Scosche walked us through their newest hard releases that include a magnetic USB cable that coils neatly, power delivery products of various wattages for a variety of devices, a dash mount that has flexible mounting and cable management options, a new version of their modular charging station and even jumper cables with safety features. 

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Direct download: MV24029.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

As the delivery of the first Apple Vision Pros approach, the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgNorbert FrassaEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, Guy Serle, and Web Bixby discuss what would define a successful launch for Apple’s new spatial computing device. (1) 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Setting the Stage for the Apple Vision Pro Launch
0:01:17 Building Mindshare for the Vision Pro
0:02:30 Apple's Vision: Success or Failure?
0:04:27 Considering Alternatives: Price as a Deciding Factor
0:04:43 The Need for a Multi-functional Product
0:06:03 Keys to a Successful Product Launch
0:08:03 Apps on Apple Watch: Hype vs Reality
0:11:02 Is the Quest a Success? Measuring Success for Vision Pro
0:11:41 Glasses and Readers: Extra Costs for the Experience
0:13:21 Defining Success and the HomePod Comparison
0:17:59 The Evolution of iPhone Apps and the Need for Patience
0:21:14 Uncomfortable Glasses for Quest: Third-Party Solutions Available
0:22:22 Active Chat Room and Disturbing Comments by Kelly Gamon
0:23:47 Concerns about the Value Proposition and Future Market Impact
0:24:44 iPad Potential: Expensive but Limited Sales
0:26:41 A Grateful Acknowledgment to Our Viewers

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.

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 Setting the Stage for the Apple Vision Pro Launch 00:01:16 Building Mindshare for the Vision Pro 00:02:29 Apple's Vision: Success or Failure? 00:04:26 Considering Alternatives: Price as a Deciding Factor 00:04:43 The Need for a Multi-functional Product 00:06:02 Keys to a Successful Product Launch 00:08:02 Apps on Apple Watch: Hype vs Reality 00:11:01 Is the Quest a Success? Measuring Success for Vision Pro 00:11:40 Glasses and Readers: Extra Costs for the Experience 00:13:21 Defining Success and the HomePod Comparison 00:17:58 The Evolution of iPhone Apps and the Need for Patience 00:21:13 Uncomfortable Glasses for Quest: Third-Party Solutions Available 00:22:21 Active Chat Room and Disturbing Comments by Kelly Gamon 00:23:47 Concerns about the Value Proposition and Future Market Impact 00:24:43 iPad Potential: Expensive but Limited Sales 00:26:40 A Grateful Acknowledgment to Our Viewers
Direct download: MV24028.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

The January 2024 MacVoices Update features commentary on the release schedule of videos from CES, episode-specific artwork, the challenges with sponsors, and the month’s Support Report. 

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Direct download: MV240027.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, Hagan Kappler, Co-Founder and CEO of Daisy explained how their company helps consumers with technology in their homes. From purchasing and installation to maintenance, repairs and training, Daisy can help if your tech is just a bit beyond you. Whether you buy through them or already have products you need help with, Daisy will help you make the most of it. 

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Direct download: MV24026.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, MOFT showed off very colorful MagSafe tripod stand for your iPhone for video conferencing as well as casual viewing, a combination MagSafe stand and wallet, as well as minimalist origami-inspired iPad and laptop stands and sleeves. Vicky Yang, Brand Marketing Directorgives us the tour.

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Direct download: MV24025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, Jabra picked up an innovation award for their Elite 8 Active earbuds, “the world’s toughest earbuds”. Michelle Ritz, Product Marketing Manager, North America gave us the details on just how waterproof and dustproof they are, and how they stay in your ear no matter how active you are. Not just the earbuds though - their case is also designed to protect your earbuds in challenging environments. Michelle also teases why they will get even better later this year. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

The second part of our MacVoices Live! CES wrap up show has Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgNorbert FrassaEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, Guy Serle, and Web Bixby continuing the discussion of what was announced, the focus of the show, and why you should attend if you get the chance. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:32 Smart Bidets and AI in the Bathroom
0:04:03 Consumer Investment in Health Technology
0:05:33 Incentives for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and insurance coverage
0:06:32 Medical Devices and Prescription Costs
0:09:26 Importance of Developing Devices for Various Afflictions
0:12:21 Introduction and Opening Remarks
0:12:38 Real-time Health Monitoring with Apple Health Kit
0:13:52 Surprisingly Effective Self-Adjusting Glasses
0:15:24 Impressive Shift Cam Products for Better Photography
0:16:43 A Speaker that Enhances Conversations for Hearing Challenges
0:19:29 Recap and Q&A on CES 2024
0:21:15 Imperfect yet Brilliant: The Chipolo Story
0:23:10 Introduction to CES 2024 videos and feedback request
0:23:51 Impressive Shift Cam Products for 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.

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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00:02:31 Smart Bidets and AI in the Bathroom 00:04:02 Consumer Investment in Health Technology 00:05:32 Incentives for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and insurance coverage 00:06:31 Medical Devices and Prescription Costs 00:09:25 Importance of Developing Devices for Various Afflictions 00:12:20 Introduction and Opening Remarks 00:12:38 Real-time Health Monitoring with Apple Health Kit 00:13:52 Surprisingly Effective Self-Adjusting Glasses 00:15:24 Impressive Shift Cam Products for Better Photography 00:16:43 A Speaker that Enhances Conversations for Hearing Challenges 00:19:28 Recap and Q&A on CES 2024 00:21:14 Imperfect yet Brilliant: The Chipolo Story 00:23:09 Introduction to CES 2024 videos and feedback request 00:23:50 Impressive Shift Cam Products for iPhone
Direct download: MV24023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

From Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, Joshua Gunn, Vice President of Sales for DREOintroduced ChefMaker, their solution to turn anyone into a chef. Josh explained how the on-screen instructions tell you exactly what to do no matter what you are cooking, how it achieves the exact degree of doneness you want, and why the interface looks like  your iPhone. 

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Direct download: MV24022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

At Pepcom at CES in Las Vegas, we got a look at the brand new line of Qi2 products from Satechi from Chris Martinez, VP, Global Sales & MarketingFrom travel and desktop docks and charging options to additions to their magnetic phone wallets and keyboard lines, Satechi offers something for every use case. 

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Direct download: MV24021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Targus had a table full of innovative new products. Andrew Corkill, Vice President, Global Marketing & eCommerce, showed us out with new eco-friendly backpacks and cases, an innovative mouse that changes to accommodate both right- and left-handed users, an Innovation Award-winning dock for the enterprise, a dock that doubles as a KVM switch, and a brand new Thunderbolt 5 dock that will be out later this year. Then, Brandon McCool, Product Manager, Power and Accessories demoed some of the features of the Hyper branded products that included external iPhone storage, a travel charger, batteries, a 4-in-1 charging stand, and more. 

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Direct download: MV24020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am EDT

From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, SEERGRILLS showed off their Perfecta grill that uses AI to cook your steak in 90 seconds, with a perfect sear as a bonus. Director Pawan Sudera demonstrated how it works, talked about just how hot it gets, and why even the edges of your protein are done to perfection. 

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Direct download: MV24019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgNorbert FrassaEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, Guy Serle, and Web Bixby talk about what Chuck and Norbert saw and who they talked to at CES, and what the rest of the panel observed from a distance. (Part 1) 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction and explanation of CES coverage plan
0:08:50 Attendance and Exhibitor Numbers at the Event
0:10:57 Pre-show events: Well-oiled machine for media coverage
0:12:28 Companies accommodating but prioritizing buyers over media
0:13:04 Government Entities' Reluctance to Speak on Camera at CES
0:13:51 Exhibitors Lack Engagement from Visitors
0:14:36 Frustration with Media Events and Press Kits
0:15:40 Going paperless with USB sticks and connectivity issues
0:18:32 Why some products are not covered at CES
0:23:32 Different CES trends observed, including drones and robot lawnmowers.

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.

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 Introduction and explanation of CES coverage plan 00:08:50 Attendance and Exhibitor Numbers at the Event 00:10:57 Pre-show events: Well-oiled machine for media coverage 00:12:28 Companies accommodating but prioritizing buyers over media 00:13:04 Government Entities' Reluctance to Speak on Camera at CES 00:13:51 Exhibitors Lack Engagement from Visitors 00:14:35 Frustration with Media Events and Press Kits 00:15:40 Going paperless with USB sticks and connectivity issues 00:18:32 Why some products are not covered at CES 00:23:32 Different CES trends observed, including drones and robot lawnmowers.

Direct download: MV24018.mp3
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From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, the focus shifted to an 8K panoramic camera that is being introduced by Kandao Technology. Jasmine Lin, Global Marketing Manager, discussed the feature set, including streaming capabilities, that users can expect when it ships later this year. Show Notes: 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

Direct download: MV24017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Skyted announced their Kickstarter at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, and Gaunthier Daridon walked us through the engineering and feature set of their device that lets you talk privately whether you are in a crowd, on a plane, or anywhere that noise or privacy is a problem. 

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Direct download: MV24016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Techlok President and Co-Founder Ryan Angott demonstrates Laplok, a security device that features biometrics to make sure the laptop you put on a table or desk stays there. Ryan discusses the features, use cases, and flexibility of the product. 

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Direct download: MV24015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, we learned about double-Innovation Award winner Nation A, who provide motion files for use in Roblox. Joahyung Kim (Noah) helps us understand how it works and how to implement their extensive library of motions and movements for Roblox avatars. 

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Direct download: MV24014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, BlueAnt introduced Soundblade, an under-monitor sound bar that is designed to improve your desktop video experience. Head of Sales Michael Wallace talks about its modern look, the design aspects that deliver an appealing footprint, and of course, the sound.

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Direct download: MV24013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim ReaEric Bolden, Jeff GametMark Fuccio, Web Bixby, and special guest James Baraniak consider the lawsuit filed by The New York Times over using their articles to train ChatGPT. This isn’t the first such lawsuit and isn’t going to be the last. What constitutes “fair use” in a world filled with Large Language  Models and developing AI? The panel digs in. 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 The New York Times sues over training chat GPT
0:02:50 Speculation on the future of compensation for AI training sources
0:04:52 Licensing for Playing Music in Stores
0:06:43 The Definition of Learning: Feeding Data into Computers
0:07:35 Concerns about scraped content and plagiarism in OpenAI
0:08:46 Plagiarism and the Issue of Derivative Works
0:10:25 The Impact of Large Language Models and Questions of Veracity
0:14:48 A Prompt Error in Article Generation
0:16:18 Lawsuit Threat to Improve Model Caution
0:16:34 Introduction: Coda, your all-in-one collaborative workspace
0:18:21 The Evolution of Chat GPT Models
0:19:49 Lawsuit and Compensation Dispute
0:20:45 The Impact of Non-Paywalled Articles on Advertisements
0:22:16 Legal Issues Surrounding Rebroadcasting and LLM Models
0:23:33 Archiving Websites and the Ethics of Preservation
0:25:26 Evaluating the Value and Protection of Online Content

Links:

Disagreements in the age of AI: The New York Times sues OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement
https://www.imore.com/apple/disagreements-in-the-age-of-ai-the-new-york-times-sues-openai-and-microsoft-for-copyright-infringement

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.

James Baraniak is a biochemist with a passion for bridging science with law. He is majorly invested in all sorts of tech, particularly fond of video games, and have work previously in advising others in terms of electronics. You may reach him on X (formerly Twitter) @JustSimplyJames and watch him on RedButtonJamfest on Twitch.

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 The New York Times sues over training chat GPT 00:02:49 Speculation on the future of compensation for AI training sources 00:04:51 Licensing for Playing Music in Stores 00:06:43 The Definition of Learning: Feeding Data into Computers 00:07:34 Concerns about scraped content and plagiarism in OpenAI 00:08:45 Plagiarism and the Issue of Derivative Works 00:10:25 The Impact of Large Language Models and Questions of Veracity 00:14:47 A Prompt Error in Article Generation 00:16:17 Lawsuit Threat to Improve Model Caution 00:18:21 The Evolution of Chat GPT Models 00:19:49 Lawsuit and Compensation Dispute 00:20:45 The Impact of Non-Paywalled Articles on Advertisements 00:22:15 Legal Issues Surrounding Rebroadcasting and LLM Models 00:23:32 Archiving Websites and the Ethics of Preservation 00:25:25 Evaluating the Value and Protection of Online Content

Direct download: MV24012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

From CES Unveiled  in Las Vegas, Ugreen was showing off a diverse and impressive line of NAS devices. Hernan Lopez, NAS Channel Business Development Manager, ran through the various models and their capabilities, including the fact that they do not require matching drive sizes. 

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Direct download: MV24011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Alexi Perrino, CEO of Jared, explains how their service helps educate and inform you on finances in general and yours in particular. Alexi covers what information they are asking for, the knds of advice they deliver, and how they secure it all. 

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Direct download: MV24010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

 The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim ReaEric BoldenJeff GametMark Fuccio Web Bixby and special switcher guest James Baraniak have some doubts about one of Masimo’s latest claims in the Apple Watch dispute. A discussion about alternatives and pricing to Apple Watch-based pulse oximeters, patent disputes, and patent realities ensues.

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0:02:20 Apple's Legal Battle and the Merits of the Case
0:06:52 Apple's Controversial $100 Million Decision
0:09:17 Discrepancy in determining Apple's infringement without court decision
0:13:11 Similarities between Engineering and Science Patents
0:15:32 Curiosity about Apple's Claims and Patent Strategy
0:17:07 The Watches Removed from Sale without Trial
0:20:12 The Impact of ITC Ruling on Apple and Masimo
0:28:07 The Evolution of the Apple Watch band controversy

Links:

Masimo has spent $100 Million In Its Legal Battle With Apple 
https://appleworld.today/masimo-has-spent-100-million-in-its-legal-battle-with-apple/

The Entrepreneur Who Bet His Company on a Fight With Apple 
https://www.wsj.com/tech/joe-kiani-entrepreneur-apple-warning-52eb09a9?st=9mwwi6y1k48bwtb&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

Apple Watch ban will boost Biden mega-donor whom president calls ‘one of my closest friends’ 
https://nypost.com/2023/12/28/news/apple-watch-ban-will-boost-joe-biden-mega-donor-joe-kiani/

 

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00:00:00 Apple Watch Ban and Reversal 00:02:19 Apple's Legal Battle and the Merits of the Case 00:06:52 Apple's Controversial $100 Million Decision 00:09:17 Discrepancy in determining Apple's infringement without court decision 00:13:10 Similarities between Engineering and Science Patents 00:15:31 Curiosity about Apple's Claims and Patent Strategy 00:17:07 The Watches Removed from Sale without Trial 00:20:11 The Impact of ITC Ruling on Apple and Masimo 00:28:06 The Evolution of the Apple Watch band controversy
Direct download: MV24009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Armin Meyer, COO and Founder for heat it, delivers an update on the newest version of their heat-oriented bug-bite treatment device that is iPhone 15-compatible. Approved by the FDA, heat it really works, as Chuck explains. 

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heat it - Smartphone-Powered Insect Bite Healer - Chemical-Free Relief from Itching & Pain just with Concentrated Heat - for Apple iPhones (6s to 14) (Amazon)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Michael Okoye, CEO of The ADAM App, explains how their app helps you manage what happens to, and who has access to, your digital assets after your death through a unique time-delayed double-key system that you control.

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0:00:08 The Importance of Protecting Digital Assets After Death
0:00:43 Introducing Adam: All Life Digital Asset Manager
0:01:39 How Adam Solves the Issue of Passing on Digital Assets
0:03:05 Curating Content in Atom for Personal Sharing
0:04:03 Uploading and Storing Personal Photos in Atom

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Why does an Android user decide to make the leap to iPhone? The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim ReaEric BoldenJeff GametMark Fuccio and Web Bixby engage in a good-natured interrogation of James Baraniak, a recent convert. The discussion covers what persuaded James to made the switch, the easy spots and rough spots of the transition, and whether he sees any significant challenges in sticking with his decision. (Spoiler: he doesn’t.) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 An Android User's Journey to iPhone Begins
0:07:15 Introducing James Braniak, former Android user, now an iPhone user
0:10:08 Researching and comparing iPhone and Pixel cameras
0:12:25 Mark's questions for James: Name preference and switchover catalyst
0:14:07 Challenges and Learning Curves in Transitioning to iPhone
0:16:07 Managing Everything in One Place with Coda
0:19:47 Privacy and Customization Considerations in Choosing iPhone
0:23:10 Transitioning from PC to iPhone: Porting Photos and Learning Curve
0:24:44 Exploring Android Options and Google Pixel
0:26:21 iPhone Camera Tech and Gaming Considerations
0:28:21 Exploring App Arcade and Games on iPhone
0:30:00 Impressions of Gaming Performance on iPhone and Endorsement for "What the Golf" Game

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.

James Baraniak is a biochemist with a passion for bridging science with law. He is majorly invested in all sorts of tech, particularly fond of video games, and have work previously in advising others in terms of electronics. You may reach him on X (formerly Twitter) @JustSimplyJames and watch him on RedButtonJamfest on Twitch.

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenWeb BixbyJeff GametBen Roethig, and Jim Rea look at the implications for Apple Watch repairs and the import ban, and why this will be the last time we talk about Beeper (we hope). 

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple Watch availability and repair concerns
0:02:28 Introductions and holiday greetings from the panel
0:05:09 Limited availability and repair issues with Apple Watch
0:08:06 Apple's Potential Inability to Repair Watches
0:09:41 Uncertainty Surrounding Replacement Watches and Border Seizures
0:11:02 Import Ban on Watch or Watch Parts?
0:12:23 Creative Solution: Repair Apple Watch in Canada
0:15:14 Apple's Distribution Routes: Direct or via United States?
0:16:16 Purchasing Apple Equipment Abroad and Warranty Concerns
0:17:15 Warranty Issues and Software Restrictions
0:18:41 Complexities of Buying Apple Watches in Canada
0:19:45 Apple Watch Repair Issues and Potential Smuggling
0:26:10 Insecure Connection: The Issue with OnePlus and Mac mini server
0:28:36 Apple's Prerogative: The Decision on iMessage for Android

Links:

Apple Won't Be Able to Repair Out-of-Warranty Apple Watches Due to Import Ban
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/21/apple-watch-import-ban-repair-issue/

Apple Watch ban news hub: Everything we know right now
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/26/apple-watch-ban-news/

Beeper hits out at 'interference by Apple' and threatens to throw in the towel if its iMessage-on-Android app is blocked again 
https://www.imore.com/apps/messaging-apps/beeper-hits-out-at-interference-by-apple-and-threatens-to-throw-in-the-towel-if-its-imessage-on-android-app-is-blocked-again

Beeper has more ridiculous work-arounds for its iMessage bridge hack
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/21/beeper-has-more-ridiculous-work-arounds-for-its-imessage-bridge-hack

Beeper's CEO wants to sue Apple for blocking its iMessage bridge hack
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/20/ceo-claims-beeper-makes-imessage-more-secure-may-sue-apple-for-blocking-it

Beeper Mini Resorts to Jailbreaking iPhones to Rescue Blue Bubbles
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/21/beeper-mini-jailbroken-iphones-rescue-imessage/

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.

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 Watch availability and repair concerns 00:02:28 Introductions and holiday greetings from the panel 00:05:08 Limited availability and repair issues with Apple Watch 00:08:05 Apple's Potential Inability to Repair Watches 00:09:40 Uncertainty Surrounding Replacement Watches and Border Seizures 00:11:02 Import Ban on Watch or Watch Parts? 00:12:23 Creative Solution: Repair Apple Watch in Canada 00:15:13 Apple's Distribution Routes: Direct or via United States? 00:16:16 Purchasing Apple Equipment Abroad and Warranty Concerns 00:17:15 Warranty Issues and Software Restrictions 00:18:41 Complexities of Buying Apple Watches in Canada 00:19:45 Apple Watch Repair Issues and Potential Smuggling 00:26:10 Insecure Connection: The Issue with OnePlus and Mac mini server 00:28:36 Apple's Prerogative: The Decision on iMessage for Android

Direct download: MV24002.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel considers the most important tech story of the year. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenWeb Bixby, Jeff GametBen Roethig, and Jim Rea look at the past and future of AI and Large Language Models. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 The Top Tech Developments of 2023
0:01:10 Graphics Generators: The Future of AI in Design
0:01:33 Apple's Preview of AI's Importance
0:03:16 Rapidly Changing Perspectives on AI and Unanswered Questions
0:04:12 Security and Ethics Surrounding Language Models
0:05:12 CES: The Showcasing of AI Products
0:06:07 The Line Between True AI and AI References
0:06:29 AI: Not a Scarlet Letter, Just Like Any Other Product
0:08:24 AI: Existing Examples and Concerns with Personalized AI Systems
0:09:47 The Issue of Transparency and its Origins
0:09:55 Anticipating Actions: Transparency and Definitions Needed
0:11:32 Internal Language Models: Control and Effectiveness
0:13:21 Transitioning into the Unknown: Exciting and Terrifying Times

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.

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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00:00:00 The Top Tech Developments of 2023 00:00:09 MacVoices Dispatch: Stay Informed with Our Weekly Newsletter 00:01:10 Graphics Generators: The Future of AI in Design 00:01:32 Apple's Preview of AI's Importance 00:03:15 Rapidly Changing Perspectives on AI and Unanswered Questions 00:04:12 Security and Ethics Surrounding Language Models 00:05:11 CES: The Showcasing of AI Products 00:06:06 The Line Between True AI and AI References 00:06:29 AI: Not a Scarlet Letter, Just Like Any Other Product 00:08:24 AI: Existing Examples and Concerns with Personalized AI Systems 00:09:47 The Issue of Transparency and its Origins 00:09:54 Anticipating Actions: Transparency and Definitions Needed 00:11:32 Internal Language Models: Control and Effectiveness 00:13:20 Transitioning into the Unknown: Exciting and Terrifying Times
Direct download: MV24005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

A major car manufacturer is moving away from digital touch screens and back to analog for various functions. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenWeb BixbyBrittany Smith, Jeff GametBen Roethig, and Jim Rea discuss how this relates to Apple’s CarPlay ambitions and how other car manufacturers are addressing the integration of entertainment and vehicle controls. Panel members share their experiences and preferences. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:58 Analog vs Digital Controls in a Fully Virtual Environment
0:02:23 Challenges with CarPlay and Apple Music Menus
0:03:12 Tesla's screen-only control sparks debate in car industry
0:05:41 Balancing necessary functionality and core functionality in car controls
0:08:34 Tesla's emphasis on voice control and menu navigation
0:09:53 Comparing Apple CarPlay's user-friendly buttons to other interfaces
0:10:34 Frustrations with the Lexus and Tesla Infotainment Systems
0:11:56 Comparing Steps to Listen to Radio Programming
0:13:09 Choosing the Source: Streaming, Apple Music, Satellite, or FM
0:14:17 Cumbersome Menu Navigation in BMW Cars
0:17:59 Challenges and Successes of Voice Control in Infotainment Systems
0:18:41 Potential Issues with Touchscreen-only Infotainment Systems
0:19:36 Teslas with Screens: A Common Sight on the Road
0:20:26 Tesla's Control Alt Delete: Easy Reboot on the Steering Wheel

Links:

Volkswagen is returning to physical buttons instead of touch controls 
https://www.engadget.com/volkswagen-drivers-want-more-physical-buttons-instead-of-touch-controls-044931087.html

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.

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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00:00:58 Analog vs Digital Controls in a Fully Virtual Environment 00:02:22 Challenges with CarPlay and Apple Music Menus 00:03:12 Tesla's screen-only control sparks debate in car industry 00:05:41 Balancing necessary functionality and core functionality in car controls 00:08:34 Tesla's emphasis on voice control and menu navigation 00:09:53 Comparing Apple CarPlay's user-friendly buttons to other interfaces 00:10:34 Frustrations with the Lexus and Tesla Infotainment Systems 00:11:56 Comparing Steps to Listen to Radio Programming 00:13:08 Choosing the Source: Streaming, Apple Music, Satellite, or FM 00:14:16 Cumbersome Menu Navigation in BMW Cars 00:17:58 Challenges and Successes of Voice Control in Infotainment Systems 00:18:40 Potential Issues with Touchscreen-only Infotainment Systems 00:19:35 Teslas with Screens: A Common Sight on the Road 00:20:26 The Speedometer Story: Driving without Knowing the Speed
Direct download: MV24004.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

Microsoft announces the sunsetting of their HoloLens Mixed Reality Headset just as Apple readies the Vision Pro. Strange timing? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, and Jim Rea dive in with their thoughts on why and why not, and what the Vision Pro needs to succeed. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Microsoft's Decision to Sunset Mixed Reality Headset
0:00:29 Windows Mixed Reality Deprecation and Surprise
0:01:17 The Impact on the Mixed Reality Market
0:01:36 Microsoft's Shift to AI and Abandoning VR
0:03:11 Microsoft's History of Misreading the Market
0:05:42 Microsoft's hesitation in fully committing to a product.
0:07:20 Speculations on Microsoft's strategy and internal dynamics.
0:10:05 A Curious Idea Arises
0:10:11 Ben's Intriguing Perspective on Market Share and Foundations
0:10:40 Windows vs. Other Operating Systems
0:11:51 Transition to VR Headset Discussion
0:11:58 Virtual Reality Headsets: A Solution in Search of a Problem?
0:14:32 Microsoft 365: More Business-oriented than Consumer-focused
0:15:43 Apple's Slow Production and Supply Constraints
0:17:14 Consumer Perception: Gaming vs. Other Applications
0:19:13 Interest from Professionals Needing Large Virtual Desktops
0:21:55 Considering the practicality of using headsets
0:23:02 Exploring the potential applications but uncertain about logistics
0:24:38 Medical and technological obstacles to overcome
0:25:12 The Cost of the New Device

Links:

Microsoft is killing its Windows VR platform — announces deprecation of 'Windows Mixed Reality’ 
https://www.windowscentral.com/software-apps/windows-11/microsoft-is-killing-its-windows-vr-platform-announces-deprecation-of-windows-mixed-reality

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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.

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 Microsoft's Decision to Sunset Mixed Reality Headset 00:00:28 Windows Mixed Reality Deprecation and Surprise 00:01:16 The Impact on the Mixed Reality Market 00:01:35 Microsoft's Shift to AI and Abandoning VR 00:03:10 Microsoft's History of Misreading the Market 00:05:42 Microsoft's hesitation in fully committing to a product. 00:07:19 Speculations on Microsoft's strategy and internal dynamics. 00:10:05 A Curious Idea Arises 00:10:11 Ben's Intriguing Perspective on Market Share and Foundations 00:10:40 Windows vs. Other Operating Systems 00:11:51 Transition to VR Headset Discussion 00:11:58 Virtual Reality Headsets: A Solution in Search of a Problem? 00:14:32 Microsoft 365: More Business-oriented than Consumer-focused 00:15:42 Apple's Slow Production and Supply Constraints 00:17:13 Consumer Perception: Gaming vs. Other Applications 00:19:13 Interest from Professionals Needing Large Virtual Desktops 00:21:54 Considering the practicality of using headsets 00:23:01 Exploring the potential applications but uncertain about logistics 00:24:38 Medical and technological obstacles to overcome 00:25:12 The Cost of the New Device
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The GatorGrip stand for tablets and iPhones make a great addition to your iPhone or iPad. Find out how these minimalist stands function in both portrait and landscape modes, take up no room, and represent a simple solution that makes your device more usable. 

Show Notes:

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GatorGrip web site

GatorGrip Phone Stand on Amazon

GatorGrip Tablet Stand on Amazon

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00:00:09 Introducing the Gator Grip line of stands for devices 00:01:12 Simple and effective design of the Gator Grip stand 00:03:29 Benefits and pricing of the Gator Grip stands for devices

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