The talk of the Apple community

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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Show Notes:


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


Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman for allegedly ditching non-profit mission

Elon Musk bought a new PC laptop and ran into some tech issues, so he complained to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella 

Create a local user or administrator account in Windows

Tumblr and WordPress Are Selling Your Data to AI Companies


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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00:00:28 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
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