The talk of the Apple community

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:


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


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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, on Mastodon at, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, 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., on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at

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

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 and via 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

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