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The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaGuy SerleJeff Gamet, and Marty Jencius try to make sense of the furor over Apple’s “Crush” ad…and fail. Apple reportedly stopped $7 billion worh of fraudulent transactions over a four year period, not to mention deleting a staggering number of bad actor accounts. The panel discusses the sheer volume of reviews this required and how to relates to complaints about questionable standards. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

Links:

A crushing backlash to Apple’s new iPad ad
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/a-crushing-backlash-to-apples-new-ipad-ad/

TV advert 30sec - LG KC910 Renoir 
https://youtu.be/NcUAQ2i5Tfo?si=P-dYc06Nl6qRE3a3

As the EU prepares for third-party iOS app stores, Apple reveals just how many scams its App Store security measures protect people from
https://www.imore.com/apple/as-eu-prepares-for-third-party-ios-app-stores-apple-reveals-just-how-many-scams-its-app-store-security-measures-protect-people-from

App Store stopped over $7 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions in four years
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2024/05/app-store-stopped-over-7-billion-usd-in-potentially-fraudulent-transactions/

Guests:

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

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

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

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. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. 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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Direct download: MV24138.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, we caught up with Software Engineer Taylor Pearce for Skyglass, who discussed virtual production app for iOS that offers 100 virtual environments through Unreal Engine, allowing users to easily create a range of videos. While using a green or blue screen is recommended, Skyglass includes an effective background remover, and the AI relighting feature dynamically adjusts lighting in videos to match virtual sets, ensuring actors blend seamlessly into scenes for a professional finish.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

01:02 Exploring Virtual Production.
02:03 Output and Background Options.
02:52 Subscription Plans and Pricing.
03:59 Enhancing Videos with AI Relighting.

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Direct download: MV24137.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Joe Nassar, USA Brand Marketing Manager for Saramonic, showcases their latest products including the upgraded BlinkMe U2 series for mobile content creation and the versatile Blink 500 Pro X B2R with lavaliers and onboard recording. Saramonic's products cater to creators of all levels with user-friendly features and innovative technology. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:39 Introducing BlinkMe U2
03:30 Introducing Blink 500 Pro X B2R
04:44 Unique Features of Blink 500 Pro X B2R
06:03 Introducing Blink 500 B2 Plus

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Direct download: MV24136.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:26am EDT