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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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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.
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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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