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Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthur take a MacVoices Live! look at a fabricated interview that had Sony apologizing and Ticketmaster’s data breach that they seem to be silent on. We wrap up with a discussion of email as social media, audience database management, and the ease of using email for personal interactions in a collaboration software world. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction and Tech News
09:25 Ethics of AI in Journalism
15:01 Zoom Hearing Mishap
21:49 Email as a Social Network Debate
27:16 The Value of Email Communication
31:08 Acknowledging a New Live Viewer
32:41 Host and Guest Sign-Offs

Links:

The Morning After: Sony apologizes for fabricated ‘interview’ with Last of Us studio head 
https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-sony-apologizes-for-fabricated-interview-with-last-of-us-studio-head-111549333.html

How to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music 
https://www.soundguys.com/how-to-transfer-spotify-playlists-to-apple-music-65726/

TicketMaster hack sees personal data of 560M for sale 
https://9to5mac.com/2024/06/03/ticketmaster-hack-560-million-users/

Michigan man in viral driving Zoom hearing had license suspension lifted in 2022: Officials 
https://abc7chicago.com/post/corey-harris-driving-video-michigan-court-hearing-zoom-video/14911479/

Email Is Now the Best Social Network 
https://lifehacker.com/tech/email-is-the-best-social-network-now

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.

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).

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

Next up on The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo is our first with both a Macstock speaker and workshop presenter. Allison Sheridan of The Nosillacast  discusses her workshop that will focus on "tiny Mac tips" and her interpretation of the Macstock’s “Level Up” theme for the event that will inform her conference session. Allison also shares insights into her other projects like the Programming by Stealth podcast. 

Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Allison's discount code, PODFEET, or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee.

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
00:31 Macstock Workshop Introduction
01:39 Friday Workshops Preview
02:28 Workshop Topic: Tiny Mac Tips
09:04 Using the Mac's Finder Window Effectively
18:59 Level Up Presentation Introduction
25:44 Social Interactions at Macstock
27:30 Discount Code for Macstock Registration
28:51 Interview Banter
29:56 Programming by Stealth Podcast
33:28 Content Timing Strategy
34:23 Final Macstock Registration Details

Guests:

Allison Sheridan started podcasting in May of 2005, just 7 months after podcasting was invented, and her primary show, the NosillaCast has come out every week without missing an episode since late 2005. She now produces Chit Chat Across the Pond as a separate podcast that is also released weekly. NosillaCast and Chit Chat Across the Pond audio content and associated blog posts are created and edited by Allison.

Allison has a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA with an emphasis in Kinematics. Her love of technology really took off when she and her husband Steve bought a 512K Mac in 1984.

During industry events such as NAB, CES, Macworld, CSUN’s Assistive Technology Conference, and Mac Mania Cruises, Allison conducts interviews and presentations while NosillaCast videographer Steve Sheridan records, edits and produces them. Associated blog posts and social media presence are also managed by Steve.

Her partner in crime on many of the shows is Bart Busschots who co-hosts Chit Chat Across the Pond every other week. He brings the propeller-beanie style episodes with his series Taming the Terminal and Programming By Stealth. Bart is a well informed, engaging instructor and he keeps detailed tutorial show notes over at bartbusschots.ie.

In addition to hosting her own shows, Allison has been a guest on MacBreak Weekly, Daily Tech News Show, Clockwise, Cordkillers, SMR Podcast, Tech’s Message, Ritual Misery and The Productive Woman Podcast.

She also creates video tutorials for ScreenCasts Online and is a freelance writer for SCO Magazine. She’s been a speaker on the Mac Geek Cruise, Macworld, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, Macstock, and at many Southern California Mac User Groups.

Allison dedicates a considerable amount her time learning and talking about assistive technologies, especially for the blind. In her spare time she exercises like a demon.

Without the support of Steve, none of this would be possible.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel looks at Sam Altman and OpenAI's recent activities, including their deal with Apple and interest from Microsoft. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs explore Altman's role in AI development and analyze Microsoft's investment in OpenAI. The conversation also covers Spotify's pricing strategies and security issues with Microsoft's Recall feature. Just for fun, we touch on past software products, consumer trends in digital media consumption, and physical media and music streaming transitions. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:03 Introduction and OpenAI's Deal with Apple
02:33 Comparing Sam Altman to Tech Giants
03:28 Microsoft's Adoption of OpenAI's Tools
08:27 Evaluating Sam Altman's Leadership and OpenAI's Ownership
12:16 Security Vulnerability in Windows Recall Feature
18:05 Spotify's Car Thing Refunds and Price Increases
20:59 Increasing Prices of Spotify and Apple Music Comparison
24:01 Nostalgia for Physical Media: CDs and Ripping

Links:

Sam Altman tightens grip over OpenAI as he strikes deal with Apple 
https://nypost.com/2024/05/30/business/openais-sam-altman-tightens-grip-as-he-strikes-apple-deal/

Microsoft says it does not own any portion of OpenAI 
https://www.reuters.com/technology/microsoft-says-it-does-not-own-any-portion-openai-2023-12-08/

This tool unlocks Windows' AI-powered Recall feature for unsupported PCs 
https://www.engadget.com/this-tool-unlocks-windows-ai-powered-recall-feature-for-unsupported-pcs-110046086.html

Spotify says it will refund Car Thing purchases 
https://www.engadget.com/spotify-now-says-it-will-refund-car-thing-purchases-193001487.html

Spotify is increasing prices again — here's how much more you need to pay 
https://www.tomsguide.com/entertainment/music-streaming/spotify-is-increasing-prices-again-heres-how-much-more-you-need-to-pay

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.

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).

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

On The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo, Brett Terpstra shares some insights about his session on email management strategies. Brett emphasizes the enduring significance of email and will provide tips for efficient organization without complex scripting. While he will focus on what can be done within a given email client, there will also be mentions of third-party tools to assist.. Brett also discusses his projects, such as Bunch and nvUltra, along with his hobby of crafting demotivational inspirations. 

Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Brett'’s discount code TTSCOFF or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee.

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to the Road to MacStock
04:00 The Importance of Intellectual Property in Employment Contracts
07:10 Email Client Flexibility and Recommendations
10:12 Using Multiple Email Clients on Different Platforms
12:42 Archiving Emails for Easy Retrieval
14:15 Benefits of Manual Email Approaches Over AI
16:55 Speaker Discounts for MacStock
17:07 Updates on Brett Terpstra's Life and Projects
19:54 Demotivational Inspirations and Personal Projects
22:40 The Anticipated Experience at MacStock

Links:

MailMate

Spark

DEVONthink

EagleFiler

Dimspire.me

Guests:

Brett Terpstra is a coder, writer and web developer. He works behind the scenes at blogs including Engadget, Joystiq and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. He also writes for The Unofficial Apple Weblog, and contributes to Macworld. Brett develops Marked and other productivity tools.He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcasts, Systematic and Overtired.You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on X, and at his website, brettterpstra.com.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

 Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs take on a range of topics, from AirTag's successful tool recovery to Google's privacy issues and Microsoft's AI integration. We explore the pros and cons of AI advancements, while considering privacy, job security, and the broader impact of AI in daily life. We look at the automation trend in industries like fast-food chains and supermarkets and the importance of striking a balance between AI utilization for productivity gains and preserving human judgment and values in decision-making processes. 

 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to MacVoices
03:16 Marty's new 8K camera adventures
07:27 Discussion on privacy concerns with AirTags
11:35 Google privacy issues and concerns
15:12 Upcoming interview with Joe Kissel on online privacy
15:49 EU requiring Apple to allow Wallet alternatives
19:12 Exploring the implications of AI technology
22:45 Balancing the use of AI technology
25:31 Public perception and marketing of AI features
31:26 Concerns about AI replacing human judgment
35:17 The value of human judgment in AI utilization
36:35 Transition from human service to automated service in restaurants

Links:

AirTag crucial to recovery of $5 million of stolen tools in Metro DC
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/06/01/airtag-crucial-to-recovery-of-5-million-of-stolen-tools-in-metro-dc

Google Is an Even Bigger Privacy Nightmare Than You Think 
https://lifehacker.com/tech/google-is-a-bigger-privacy-nightmare-than-you-think

First alternative to Apple Wallet is ready to launch in EU 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/05/30/first-alternative-to-apple-wallet-is-ready-to-launch-in-eu

Copilot in Microsoft Word for Mac Will Greet You With AI Summary When You Open a Document 
https://www.macobserver.com/news/copilot-in-microsoft-word-for-mac-will-greet-you-with-ai-summary-when-you-open-a-document/

 

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.

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).

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

David Ginsburg of InTouch with iOS discusses his presentation at the upcoming Macstock Conference and Expo, emphasizing networking and community among Apple and tech enthusiasts. David previews his presentation on Apple services, covering Apple One, iCloud, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple Care, to name more than a few. He outlines Apple services from various perspectives and tease surprises for the event to engage the audience. The importance of services for Apple from the business perspective and the evolution of their offerings are also part of the discussion.

Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Dave’s discount code INTOUCHWITHIOS or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to Macstock Series
03:54 David Ginsberg's Presentation Topic: Apple Services
04:46 Exploring Various Apple Services
08:05 Teasing Interactive Elements of the Presentation
09:20 Reflecting on the Evolution of Apple Music
10:12 Discount Code for Macstock Admission
13:24 Final Call to Register for Macstock
13:39 Closing Remarks and Preview of Future Episodes

Guests:

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

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

To wrap up our NAB 2024 coverage, we talked to Glen Mulcahy about his many activities - collaborations with Tilta and LumaTouch, as well as his training work at the CNN Academy preparing journalists for election coverage using mobile technology.He emphasized the need for responsible journalism in the digital era, particularly in combating disinformation and AI manipulation during significant election years. The conversation explores AI-driven disinformation campaigns and ethical dilemmas in leveraging social media algorithms, stressing the importance of proactive measures to safeguard against manipulation. Glenn also showed off a new modular rig from Tilta for mobile filmmaking that he provided input on. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:02 Introduction at NAB 2024
01:50 Teaching Journalism in Dublin
04:32 Innovative Mobile Rig Design
06:40 Complete Mobile Filmmaking Solution
07:45 Teaching Responsible Coverage
12:07 Closing Remarks and Goodbyes

Links:

Khronos Ecosystem for iPhone by Tilta

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Our next stop on The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo is a conversation with Dave Hamilton of Mac Geek Gab. Dave will be giving attendees a look behind the curtain at his podcast workflow emphasizing efficiency and leveraging technology for productivity. Dave and Chuck both underscore the welcoming atmosphere, networking opportunities, and learning experiences at Macstock. 

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Chapters:

00:00 On the road to Macstock
00:39 Welcome to MacVoices
13:20 Reflecting on Evolution
23:56 The Value of Macstock
35:53 Inviting You to Macstock
37:51 Special Event at Macstock
40:37 Exploring Gig Gab
41:27 Warming Your Soul at Macstock

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Dave Hamilton  is co-host of The Mac Geek Gab and co-Founder of BackBeat Media. You can also find him and co-hosting both Business Brain and Gig Gab, and on social media as @davehamilton.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Michael Shabun, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing at Insta360 North America talks to us shortly after the announcement of the new Insta360 X4. This feature-packed action camera boasts 8K resolution and an AI 5NM chip for in-camera image processing. It bridges the gap between 360-degree cameras and traditional single-lens cameras, providing commercial-grade quality. Edit the results with their mobile app for seamless footage reframing, empowering users with creative editing control using the phone's gyroscope. The camera boasts improved battery life of up to 135 minutes and a host of other features. 

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Insta360 X4

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner review the Apple TV+ announcements at Apple Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, focusing on the service’s quality-driven strategy and user interface compared to other streaming services. Shows present and future, including Loot, Shrinking, Franklin, and Manhunt were discussed, and a shift towards situational comedies explored. All this content leads to the need for an effective time management plan to watch. 

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Chapters:

00:18 TV Plus Talk with Chuck Joiner and Charlotte Henry
06:48 Recognition for Charlotte's Dedication
12:08 Streaming App Interfaces Discussion
21:40 Reviewing Apple TV Plus Show "Argyle"
24:36 Excitement for "Presumed Innocent" Series
28:32 Budgeting Time for TV Viewing
33:15 Encouraging Audience Interaction

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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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenGuy SerleMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff GametKelly Guimont, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs examine the efforts by Humane Pin to sell the company for substantial amounts of money, and how that reflects on the company’s founding, investor motivations, and wearable technology interests. To wrap up, the panel looks at Microsoft's Recall and concerns surrounding privacy and data security, comparing it to other monitoring apps and highlighting potential risks. Recall's collection of personal information without user consent, our doubts about data security and user control and contrasting Microsoft's Recall rollout with Apple's practices conclude the discussion. 

 

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Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
01:03 Humane Pin's Failed Sale
02:17 Interest in Wearables
04:17 Evaluating the AI Pin
06:10 High Price of the AI Pin
08:06 Microsoft's Recall Feature
12:30 Privacy Concerns with Recall
19:27 Concerns about Recall's Data Storage
21:50 Mixed Reactions to Microsoft's Recall

Links:

Wearable AI Pin maker Humane is reportedly seeking a buyer https://www.engadget.com/wearable-ai-pin-maker-humane-is-reportedly-seeking-a-buyer-035322167.html?guccounter=1

UK watchdog looking into Microsoft AI taking screenshots https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cpwwqp6nx14o

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12am EDT

Our trip down the Road to Macstock Conference and Expo takes us to first-time presenter Brian Flanigan-Arthurs. His unique presentation will discuss navigating sports content in the Apple ecosystem as a cord-cutter. The challenges and advantages of accessing sports content without traditional cable subscriptions, the changing landscape of sports streaming, and the complexities of in-market and out-of-market teams. The delivery of live sports coverage is evolving; Brian’s session will help guide you through your strategy to watch what you want to watch. 

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00:00 Introduction to MacVoices on the Road to MacStock
01:00 Introducing Brian Flanagan-Arthurs, a MacVoices Live panelist
05:02 Brian's role as an educator and trainer
06:45 Exploring Brian's interest in sports and cord-cutting
13:26 The challenges and benefits of navigating sports streaming options
13:26 The impact of technology and betting on sports viewing
13:26 The evolving landscape of sports streaming and broadcasting
16:11 Creating a guide for accessing sports content without cable
19:24 Connecting with Brian via Mastodon for further discussions
21:14 Conclusion and invitation to MacStock Conference and Expo

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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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Melanie Kubasik, Sales Director for iStorage, discussed their options for securely storing your data whether it is on the desktop or on one of their portable devices. Their solutions encrypt the data on their device, accessible by entering in a numeric code. For the enterprise, the device can have both a user and an administrator password. If the password is entered incorrectly too often, the device securely deletes the data. Melanie talks about the form factors and colors available, how the security engages for the portable models, and demonstrates how the access process works. 

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00:02 Introduction at NAB 2024
04:50 Range and Prices
07:17 Additional Features and Colors

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

The MacVoices Panel provided their thoughts, opinions, and favorite features on Apple’s WWDC keynote announcements in a full-length session that saw panel members coming and going due to schedule commitments. From why we loved the opening skit to the positive reaction as indicated by the Apple stock price, operating system updates to the much anticipated AI (Apple Intelligence) announcements, the panel gave high marks to what some analysts felt would be the most important WWDC keynote in years (or ever). Panelists included Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgJim ReaMarty JenciusBen RoethigJeff GametWeb BixbyMark Fuccio, Brittany SmithEric Bolden

 

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01:14 Diving into the WWDC keynote
01:37 Jim Ray's experiences at WWDC
02:50 Social interactions at WWDC
05:29 Dinner conversations and socializing at WWDC
06:03 Panel members' experiences post-WWDC
0 8:17 Jeff Gamet's early departure plans
10:28 Discussing favorite WWDC announcements
12:49 Customizing iPhone and Mac features
14:41 Enhancing photos with spatial photography
15:59 Controlling iPhone from Mac
18:02 Exciting features for Apple Watch
19:24 Exciting customization options in iOS 18
21:14 Recognition of pro hardware makers by Vision Pro
22:51 Britt's commitment to leave
23:36 Evaluating Apple Mail announcements
26:00 Search for the ultimate mail client
26:15 Pinning mail for quick access
30:30 Apple TV Plus show lineup
38:14 Protecting online privacy with ExpressVPN
41:47 Introduction to the Apple intelligence system
45:39 Accessibility and usability of Apple's AI features
47:43 Catching Up
47:47 Speculations on Upgrades
48:00 iOS User Interface Changes
49:10 Apple Intelligence Expectations
50:11 Layers of Apple Intelligence Onion
51:08 ChatGPT Integration
51:44 Apple Intelligence Layers Discussion
51:53 Adding Functionality to System
52:21 Processing Capabilities
52:36 Large Language Models
53:31 Domain-Specific Knowledge
53:51 Tapbacks and Message Enhancements
54:27 Genmojis Thoughts
54:46 Compelling Genmojis
55:03 Handwriting Enhancements Excitement
58:35 Keyboard Visibility Improvements
59:58 Vision OS Discussion
1:00:53 Vision Pro Excitement
1:01:30 Confidence in Apple's Intelligence
1:02:06 Sharing Vision Pro
1:06:51 Spatial Photos Impressions
1:08:44 Improving Handwriting
1:13:35 Scheduling Messages Feature
1:14:21 Nod and Shake Controls
1:20:34 Voice Isolation Feature
1:22:34 Shopping List and Apple Credit Card Tip
1:25:50 Concerns about AI
1:32:26 Background Shenanigans
1:33:22 MacVoices Schedule and Chat Room Appreciation

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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. 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.

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenGuy SerleMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff GametKelly Guimont, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs examine Spotify's discontinuation of their car device, sparking controversy over sustainability and efforts by users to keep the device functioning, The conversation shifts to Samsung's repair shop policies and the controversy it has sparked. Legal concerns, consumer rights, and Samsung's marketing strategies are explored, with skepticism about their practices, and whether this should affect your interest in Samsung devices. 

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Chapters:

00:19 Spotify's Car Thing Discontinued
06:54 Resurrecting Spotify's Car Thing
09:18 Remembering Microsoft Kin and Other Failed Devices
14:35 Samsung's Onerous Repair Demands
16:27 Legal and Ethical Concerns with Samsung's Repair Requirements
18:25 Investigative Journalism on Samsung's Repair Contract
20:33 Challenges Faced by Independent Repair Shops
24:34 Sharing Concerns with Android Owners
26:55 Wrapping Up Discussions on Tech Companies

Links:

Spotify will kill Car Thing units later this year, tells owners to throw them away 
https://9to5google.com/2024/05/23/spotify-car-thing-dead/

Car Thing discontinued 
https://support.spotify.com/us/article/car-thing-discontinued/

Microsoft Kin 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Kin

Samsung Requires Independent Repair Shops to Share Customer Data, Snitch on People Who Use Aftermarket Parts, Leaked Contract Shows 
https://www.404media.co/samsung-requires-independent-repair-shops-to-share-customer-data-snitch-on-people-who-use-aftermarket-parts-leaked-contract-shows/

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21am EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenGuy SerleMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff GametKelly Guimont, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs discuss the rise of the Apple News’ importance to a variety of audiences. From being a great way to obtain curated news and access to magazines to growing part of Appel’s Services revenue stream to a possible savior for some online publications in the fight to obtain readers and generate revenue of their own, Apple News is no longer being overlooked. 

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Chapters:

08:40 Discussion on the use of Apple News Plus
10:48 Welcoming Kelly Gammott and her experience with Apple News Plus
18:00 Kelly Gumont's Apple News Plus usage
22:07 Speculation on positive press for Apple News Plus
24:37 Analysis of Apple News Plus article and slow news week
25:52 Discussion on magazines on Apple News Plus and potential revenue
28:32 The decline of print journalism and the need for investigative reporting
31:57 Brian's thoughts on the evolution of news media

Links:

Apple News+ could be a lifeline for news & magazine sites 
https://9to5mac.com/2024/05/22/apple-news-lifeline/

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

The biggest event inside  Macstock Conference and Expo is the annual Macstock Film Festival, organized and hosted by Wally Cherwinski. An accomplished videographer in his own right, Wally shares his thoughts on why you (yes, you!) should be creating a submission and joining in the fun. No prizes, no judging and no pressure mean that anyone can be part of the Festival. Wally provides some tips on how to approach a subject, creating something from content you already have, and the emotional impact of preserving memories through video.

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Chapters:

02:22 The Macstock Short Film Festival
04:31 Learning from the Macstock Film Submissions
06:53 Submission Guidelines for Macstock Film Festival
11:36 Creating Professional Videos with iMovie Trailers
13:53 Tips and Tricks for Video Editing
22:18 The Fun and Engrossing Process of Video Editing
25:55 Encouragement to Create and Submit Videos for Macstock

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Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada's National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program.

Starting with 16mm film, he has written and directed numerous documentaries and television features, including projects with Canada's National Film Board. More recently, he has combined his passion for video with his love of travel.

Wally has been a Mac user since the original 128K in 1984 and his Apple "museum" includes 28 Macs (not to mention Newtons, iPods, iPhones & iPads). He has delivered video workshops at Macworld, at Macintosh User Groups in Canada and on three MacMania cruises. He also writes a regular video column in the ScreenCastsOnline monthly magazine. You can connect with him on X, or view his Cirque du Mac videos (and others) on his YouTube channel.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

From NAB in Las Vegas, a chance meeting with Norigin Media CEO Ajey Anand led to a great discussion about how they develop user experience TV apps for various platforms. Norigin collaborate with broadcasters to deliver content on smart TVs, highlighting challenges in aligning with different tech giants' UI/UX visions. Ajey emphasizes adaptability in the evolving TV streaming landscape, their partnerships, and the importance of broadcasters adjusting to changing consumer behaviors and technological advancements 

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02:06 Challenges with UI/UX in Roku and Fire TV
03:56 Partnership with broadcasters and manufacturers
05:29 Evolution of content providers in the industry
06:07 Learn more about Norigen's Media's work

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Brennan Murphy, Marketing & Video Manager for SnapStream, explains how their service shift from on-premises to cloud-based, providing real-time clipping and TV access. SnapStream, originally used by The Daily Show, acts as a DVR for users to record and clip cable content conveniently. The platform's AI features enable quick searches through closed captions and transcripts, benefitting industries like news and live events and shows like Politico. 

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Chapters:

00:02 Introduction at NAB 2024
01:43 Transition to Cloud Systems
0 2:12 Focus on AI Features
02:48 Enhanced Search Capabilities
03:25 Rights and Licensing Discussion
03:59 Subscription Model Explanation

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

Our conversation with Joe Kissell about the 5th edition of his Take Control of Your Online Privacy continues with a focus on smart devices and the data they are collecting. Joe advises against oversharing on social media and implementing steps like using alternative search engines, email, and VPNs to bolster privacy, as well as adjustments to device settings and opting for privacy-focused services. He also emphasizes the importance of ongoing vigilance in safeguarding against online security threats. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

04:23 Awareness of Smart Objects
08:59 Balancing Privacy and Convenience
12:40 Alternatives for Privacy Protection
16:21 Unpatchable Security Flaws
19:57 Power of AI Transcription
24:03 Educating on Privacy Issues

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Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50am EDT

Joe Kissell shares insights on online privacy in his book, Take Control of Your Online Privacy, 5th Edition, stressing the importance of staying informed on privacy issues amidst evolving technology threats. He focuses on practical high and medium priority privacy concerns for everyday individuals, advising prioritization based on individual risk profiles. Emphasizing the impact of advertisers collecting extensive personal data, Joe provides tips on data sharing. He cautions against oversharing personal information online and offers steps to enhance online privacy highlighting the need to be proactive in understanding and addressing online privacy risks. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
01:04 Keeping the Book Updated
01:30 Staying Up to Date
03:26 Updating the Manuscript
04:13 Ordinary Privacy Needs
06:21 Calibrating Privacy Concerns
07:36 Evolving Threats
08:35 Advertisers as Threats
10:14 Faustian Bargain of Data
12:18 Top Privacy Considerations
12:51 Five Key Privacy Tips
19:47 Impact of Facebook Usage
25:55 Relevance of Personal Data
30:59 Consequences of Revealing Information

Guests:

Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

From NAB in Las Vegas, Laura Davidson, Senior Market Development Manager for Shure demonstrated the MoveMic, a direct-to-phone wireless lavalier microphone with noise reduction and high pass filters, available in different kits. Laura also shows us the capabilities of the Shure MV7+ microphone, featuring USB-C and XLR outputs, auto level mode, denoiser, popper stopper, high pass filter, a customizable LED display, and the accompanying MOTIV Mix app.

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Chapters:

00:02 Introduction at NAB 2024
00:52 Introducing MoveMic
02:19 MoveMic Features and Functionality
04:48 MV7 Plus Overview and Features
06:26 MV7 Plus LED Customization
08:02 Website and Conclusion

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

In the Atomos booth at NAB in Las Vegas, Shaki Prasanna, Creative Collaboration Director, explained how their Ninja Phone product transforms an iPhone into a high-quality monitor and recorder with the features of the traditional Ninja devices. The device enhances functionality by providing input/output connections for ProRes or H.265 recording directly onto the iPhone. While not intended to replace professional recording devices, Ninja Phone offers convenience for shooting, editing, and publishing content to social media. Shaki highlighted its versatility with accessories, various recording formats, and advanced features while maintaining user-friendliness. 

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00:02 Introduction at NAB 2024.
00:54 Ninja Phone Features and Functionality
02:27 Connectivity and Power Options.
03:53 Recording Options and Post-Production Benefits.
04:24 Ease of Use for iPhone Users.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaGuy SerleJeff Gamet, Marty Jencius, and Web Bixby take on a variety of topics, including   OpenAI releasing a ChatGPT app for Mac, potential successors to Tim Cook at Apple and  Apple securing the supply of TSMC's two nanometer chips. On a broader topic basis, the panel looks at  the U.S. House passing the Ticket Act, and the new SEC requirement for institutions to disclose security incidents within 30 days. Finally those lucky few panelists discussed their experiences with the new iPads, focusing on features like the OLED screen, Apple Pencil functionality, and performance. 

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Chapters:

00:59 OpenAI ChatGPT App for Mac
02:43 Accessing ChatGPT App
07:14 Apple Secures Two Nanometer Chips
12:01 Speculations on Apple's Chip Production
12:28 Privacy Concerns in Apple's Chip Deal
21:09 U.S. House Passes Ticket Act
24:53 SEC Requirement on Security Incidents
33:23 Initial Reactions to New iPads

Links:

ChatGPT is getting a Mac app 
https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155573/chatgpt-app-desktop-mac

Apple Sent COO Jeff Williams to Taiwan to Secure a Supply of TSMC’s 2nm Chips 
https://www.mactrast.com/2024/05/apple-sent-coo-jeff-williams-to-taiwan-to-secure-a-supply-of-tsmcs-2nm-chips/

If China invades Taiwan, TSMC can wreck Apple's chip production line remotely
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/05/21/if-china-invades-taiwan-tsmc-can-wreck-apples-chip-production-line-remotely

US House passes TICKET Act to force eventpricing transparency
https://www.engadget.com/us-house-passes-ticket-act-to-force-event-pricing-transparency-202852148.html

Financial institutions have 30 days to disclose breaches under new rules 
https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/05/new-sec-requirements-give-institutions-30-days-to-disclose-security-incidents/

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.

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: MV24143.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

The big announcement in the MacVoices Update for May, 2024 is the opening of the new MacVoices Discord. Chuck covers the what’s, why’s, and how’s of the Discord and how to access it. He also asks for your help in spreading the MacVoices word, talks about the ongoing release of NAB interviews, and invites you to use the code “macvoices” for a $30 discount on attending this year’s Macstock Conference and Expo. The session wraps up with the monthly Support Report and appreciation for our Patrons.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

An Apple Pencil shadow? We look at why it makes sense. Then, Scarlett Johansson's legal battle with OpenAI over the use of her voice in an AI assistant is explored by the MacVoices Live! panel. The discussion examines OpenAI's alleged voice imitation attempts after Johansson refused to license her voice. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJim ReaGuy SerleJeff Gamet, Marty Jencius, and Web Bixby debate the ethical and legal implications of using someone's voice without consent, discussing privacy concerns and potential misuse of voice replication technology. The conversation also touches on the broader impact of advanced voice manipulation tech on society and intellectual property rights. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

06:33 Exploring User Interface Metaphors
14:42 Fun and Pranks with Voice Replication
21:29 Legal and Ethical Implications of Voice Replication
27:37 Complexities of Voice Imitation and Protection
29:40 The Role of the Legal System

Links:

Apple Pencil Pro casts a fake shadow based on which tool you're using
https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/05/20/apple-pencil-pro-casts-a-fake-shadow-based-on-which-tool-youre-using

Scarlett Johansson says OpenAI used her likeness without permission for its 'Sky' voice assistant
https://www.engadget.com/scarlett-johansson-says-openai-used-her-likeness-without-permission-for-its-sky-voice-assistant-233451958.html

Scarlett Johansson calls out Open AI's Sam Altman. But the fight is bigger than her. 

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/scarlett-johansson-voice-sam-altman-rcna153291

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.

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: MV24141.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20am EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, we connected with Doc Rock, Community Manager for Ecamm Network and Eden Liu, Customer Service Manager and EP of Camo Livestreams, for Reincubate/Camo, in a conversation focused on the  importance of diverse representation in the tech industry. They shared insights on breaking stereotypes and encouraging more women, especially minorities, to pursue careers in tech and content creation, and highlighted the significance of authenticity in presenting on camera and the value of personal voice. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

01:25 Learning and Networking at NAB.
02:30 Promoting Diversity in the Industry.
06:20 Embracing Unique Perspectives.
06:26 Contact Information Sharing.

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Direct download: MV24140.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Liza Kraff, Head of Customer Success for Scenery, walks us through their all-in-one solution for collaborative video editing. Scenery addresses industry pain points by providing intuitive features for seamless asset management, editing, and review processes. Liza showcases AI-driven quick cuts and platform-specific customization during the demo, highlighting real-time editing and collaboration capabilities without the need for rendering. The tool's AI focuses on specific topics and excludes irrelevant content, allowing users to edit the generated content for flexibility. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

02:52 Demo of Scenery Editor
05:48 Fine-tuning the Cuts
07:23 Pricing and Subscription Model

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Direct download: MV24139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EDT

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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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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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

From NAB in Las Vegas, we get an update on the latest tools focused on a video production workflow from Other World Computing Founder and CEO Larry O’Connor. Larry highlights the Electron's 4 TB capacity, the speed of Thunderblade X8, and the versatility of the CFexpress A memory cards, emphasizing customer feedback in product development. The Envoy series' durability and compact design and the Thunderblade's high performance for editing and data backup tasks is emphasized, benefiting professionals with reliability and speed. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:44 New Product Showcase
01:50 Envoy Series Launch
2:47 Affordable Storage Solutions
04:11 Thunderblade Performance
05:06 Time-Saving Efficiency
06:26 Fastest Type A Cards
07:17 Supporting Creativity
07:44 Learn More at OWC.com

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Jason Jiang, the Founder of TopDirector, showed off his hardware and software-based NDI video workflow for iOS. With 2 iPhones, a Mac, and an iPad, TopDirector can connect it all together using NDI, switch between them, and give you a fully-featured live production set-up. 

 

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00:02 Introduction to Top Director at NAB 2024
02:11 Top Director Products Overview
04:15 Introducing Bluetooth Control Panel
04:36 Pricing and Licensing Information
05:40 System Customization and App Selection
05:54 Advanced Picture-in-Picture Functionality
07:02 Logo and Title Customization

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

From NAB in Las Vegas, Rob Walch, Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn, talks about the state and evolution of podcasting, including the significance of word-of-mouth marketing. We cover the advertising options open to podcasters, and ad placement within podcasts from both the effectiveness and listener engagement perspectives. Rob introduces Libsyn Ads for programmatic ad integration for their customers and highlights the importance of clear podcast titles for discoverability. 

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00:02 Introduction at NAB with Libsyn.
03:18 Effective Ad Placement Strategies.
08:42 Optimizing Podcast Titles for Discoverability.
10:11 Pricing and Flexibility with Libsyn Hosting.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Driscoll Bowlby, Technical Sales for Techflex, profiles a few of their products that make cable organization a breeze. F6, a split-wrappable solution, easily applied, removed or added to. FlexoWrap offers a Velcro closure as an alternative. Available in multiple colors and made of durable yet lightweight PET material braided for strength, Techflex are affordable in any configuration. If you want to organize that tangle of cables that has been haunting you, Techflex is the answer. 

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00:57 TechFlex product range
01:45 Variety of colors offered
02:12 Material durability and composition
02:46 Sizes available for purchase
03:08 FlexoWrap with Velcro option
03:44 Pricing information
04:14 Conclusion and website reference

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

On the show floor at NAB in Las Vegas, Mathias Näslund, a professional filmmaker and Co-Founder and CEO of CRDBAG, discusses their unique system designed for professional gear, which includes pouches in various sizes with velcro strips and hooks for easy organization. Included in their system are predefined title patches and color coding for easy grouping and identification of equipment, a digital app for gear inventory identification, and NFC tags for tracking. Emphasizing quality and design, the company aims to create durable and efficient gear solutions for enthusiasts and professionals, prioritizing longevity and effectiveness. 

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01:12 Unveiling CRDBAG Organizing System.
02:01 Features of CRDBAG Pouches.
03:30 Introducing the Fused and Grid Lid.
06:12 Innovative CRDBAG Accessories.
08:06 CRDBAG App Overview.
10:38 NFC Tags and Pack List Mode.
13:07 Origins of CRDBAG Creation.
14:37 Discussion on CRDBAG Pricing.
16:08 Future Innovations by CRDBAG.

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At NAB in Las Vegas, Nilay Patel, Co-Founder and Vice President, Sales for Backblaze discusses their cloud storage services and backup solutions that have expanded to cater to the evolving needs of its customers. Backblaze differentiates itself by focusing on integrating with customer workflows to improve ease of use and productivity. Nilay provides some examples from the media industry segment. 

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01:55 Cloud-Based Workflows
02:54 Providing Fast Cloud Storage
04:59 Branding and Marketing Strategies

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At NAB Show in Las Vegas, we received an update on Mapcreator from Managing partner Magdalena (Maggie) Muhr-Manilal. Maggie covers the new Locator Map version for easy map creation with GPS coordinates or zip codes. The tool allows exporting stills in PNG or SVG and features the Mapcreator Suite for interactive maps. They offer customization options, hosts maps without ads, and emphasizes data privacy as well as free basic embeds, with various pricing tiers for advanced features. The focus is on visually appealing, functional maps tailored to different user needs, with transparent pricing models. 

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02:54 Creating Interactive Maps.
03:35 Data Privacy Concerns.
04:27 Pricing Models and Options.
05:34 Conclusion and Contact Information.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

The second part of our Briefing on the Wacom One 13” Touch Tablet begins with a discussion of styluses and how they affect tablet performance. Jeff Gamet shares his experiences with sensitivity, feel, battery charging, and build quality. We look at how the Wacom One compares with other products in the tablet line from Wacom in all of those categories, as well as affordability in comparison with other options. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

00:28 Comparing Wacom Stylus to Other Brands
10:02 Price Comparison with iPads and Other Tablets
12:08 Considering Wacom One vs. iPad Air
13:50 Exploring Stylus Angle Sensitivity
15:00 Importance of Detailed Information for Decision Making
17:37 Evaluating Pressure Sensitivity Levels
20:03 Reviewing Build Quality and Accessories
23:17 Analysis of Wacom One Stand Design
25:28 Personal Tablet Experience and Transition
29:13 Final Recommendation and User Experience
30:07 Connecting with Jeff Gamet for Further Inquiries

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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.

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To properly evaluate the Wacom One 13” Touch Tablet, Jeff Gamet joins this Briefing as someone who holds an expert status in creating art with tablets of all descriptions. What started as a normal Briefing turned into a deep discussion of tablets vs. iPads and matching the users needs to the device. The Wacom One perfect for drawing, photo editing, and more. Stylus sensitivity, resolution accuracy, connectivity and more are included in the first part of the conversation. (Part 1)

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00:00 Introduction to Wacom One 13-inch Touch Tablet
03:06 Determining the Right Device for Your Needs
06:56 Using a Graphic Tablet as an Alternative Input Tool
14:31 Importance of App Compatibility with Wacom One
18:10 Bluetooth Connectivity and Wireless Experience
21:32 Wired vs. Bluetooth Connection for Performance
23:52 Mobility and Flexibility in Creating with Wacom One

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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.

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Our annual 'Road to Macstock' series kicks off as organizer Mike Potter talks about the changes to this year’s must-attend Apple event. Some of those changes include a new venue where everything is one place (conference, lodging and food) as well as a third day of workshops, new speakers, and more. Mike also talks about the sessions scheduled so far, the third Macstock Film Festival, and more. 

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00:00 Kicking Off the Road to MacStock
02:21 A Venue Change and Leveling Up
3:59 New Workshops and Presenters Announced
6:58 Workshop Topics Unveiled
12:07 Returning and New Presenters Lineup
15:14 The Excitement for MacStock Grows
29:16 The Power of Personal Connections
32:12 Registering and Accommodations Details
35:42 Meals and Informal Gatherings
39:58 Expecting More Surprises at MacStock

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Macstock Conference and Expo

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Michael Potter  is the Executive Producer of For Mac Eyes Only, and the organizer of the annual Macstock Conference and Expo. Mike's love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High's Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers. His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies, but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab.

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This MacVoices session covers a lot of ground. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff GametEric Bolden and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs touch on the challenges of Passkeys adoption, expressing skepticism about their feasibility due to compatibility issues and system fragmentation. Next, more on the John Stewart/Apple break-up and  Spotify's rumored decision to charge for lossless music vs  Apple's approach. The session wraps up with streaming platforms like Peacock raising rates (again), and the continuation of Apple TV+ hit, "Godzilla: Legacy of Monsters.” 

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01:00 The Fragile State of Passkeys
02:56 Disappointment with Passkey System
05:44 Passkey System Standardization
07:51 Apple TV and Jon Stewart Controversy
08:49 Spotify's Lossless Music Option
13:55 Future of High-Quality Streaming Services
15:06 Curated Playlists Comparison
16:00 Frustration with Apple's Curated Playlists
21:22 Pandora and Curated Playlists
26:59 Renewal of "Godzilla: Legacy of Monsters"
30:42 Peacock's Price Increase

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Jon Stewart claims Apple discouraged him from interviewing FTC Chair Lina Khan
https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/jon-stewart-claims-apple-discouraged-interviewing-ftc-chair-lina-khan-rcna145999

Elusive Spotify Lossless Option May Arrive as Paid 'Music Pro' Add-on
https://www.macrumors.com/2024/04/16/spotify-lossless-option-music-pro-add-on/

soma fm 
https://somafm.com/

Peacock announces price increase for both new and existing subscribers
https://9to5mac.com/2024/04/29/peacock-price-increase-subscribers/

Godzilla's Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is officially getting a second season — and that’s not all Apple has just announced in the Monsterverse 
https://www.imore.com/music-movies-tv/godzillas-monarch-legacy-of-monsters-is-officially-getting-a-second-season-and-thats-not-all-apple-has-just-announced-in-the-monsterverse

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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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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.

 

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We dig deep into the evolution of the iPad as part of the introduction of the M4 iPad. Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Ben RoethigWeb BixbyJim ReaJeff GametMark Fuccio, and Eric Bolden explore the necessity for iPadOS to differentiate from iOS, emphasizing improved file management and cross-application capabilities. The conversation extends to geek expectations, market demands, and Apple's innovation track record. The panel contemplates AI's role in Apple's high-end devices, and the challenges in adopting cutting-edge processes. (Part 3) 

Show Notes:

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Chapters:

02:57 The Business Perspective
04:43 Innovative Device Solutions
07:28 Differing Perspectives on Innovation
10:09 Potential AI Enhancements
13:24 Apple Vision Pro Discussion
13:35 The Wisdom of Eric
19:49 New Screen Technology
20:57 iPad Air Update
25:21 Apple's AI Advancements
28:56 Final Thoughts and Farewells

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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.

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Ben RoethigWeb BixbyJim ReaJeff GametMark Fuccio, and Eric Bolden fell into a debate over whether macOS should run on the new iPads, discussing the compatibility of the Apple Pencil Pro and engineering challenges in adapting features. They explore merging macOS with iPadOS, considering the advantages of a unified device but noting the limitations as well. The conversation extends to running Mac apps on an iPad while maintaining the touch interface, addressing security and user experience concerns. (Part 2) 

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Chapters:

00:52 Apple Pencil Compatibility
03:04 Mac OS on iPad Debate
04:09 Considering Upgrading Devices
07:41 Screen Size and Weight
08:26 Thinner vs. More Battery Life
10:13 Potential of iPad for Video Editing
15:24 Engineering Masterpiece vs. Practicality
17:11 Features and Functionality Discussion
19:52 Implementing Mac OS on iPad
23:34 Convergence of Mac OS and iOS Apps
25:02 iPad's Differentiation and Evolution
27:58 Implementing Touch Capabilities on Mac

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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.

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel convened just hours after Apple’s ‘Let Loose’ event to discuss the new crop of iPads, including an M4 version, as well as a new Apple Pencil. Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Ben RoethigWeb BixbyJim ReaJeff GametMark Fuccio, and Eric Bolden talk about who is buying what, the M4’s iPad premier, nano-texture glass, and more. (Part 1)

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Links:

PDF Expert by Readdle

Rock Paper Pencil by Astropad

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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.

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

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff Gamet, and Eric Bolden consider the issue with iPhone alarms not riniging for some users and Apple’s response. The panel then looks at the cybersecurity challenges faced by governments using Microsoft products because of the history of security breaches targeting Microsoft systems, and the necessity for enhanced security measures in our technology-driven world. We also discuss the complexities of system updates, the significance of strong password security, and the implications of a new cybersecurity law in the UK.

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00:00 Apple Alarm Issues and Cybersecurity Laws
03:32 Sleeping in, Alarms, and Oversleeping Dilemma
04:42 U.S. Government and Microsoft Security Challenges
09:10 Concerns and Responsibility in Cybersecurity
14:00 Challenges with Old Operating Systems
17:08 Challenges with Running Old Operating Systems
24:49 New Cybersecurity Law from the UK
33:16 Societal Impact of Poor Security Practices

Links:

Is Your iPhone's Alarm Not Playing a Sound? Apple Working on Fix
https://www.macrumors.com/2024/04/30/apple-working-on-fix-for-iphone-alarm-issue/

The US Government Has a Microsoft Problem
https://www.wired.com/story/the-us-government-has-a-microsoft-problem/

New Cybersecurity Law in UK Forces Apple to Enhance Protections or Face Massive Penalties
https://www.mactrast.com/2024/04/new-cybersecurity-law-in-uk-forces-apple-to-enhance-protections-or-face-massive-penalties/

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40am EDT

This MacVoices Live! session starts out as we remember Charles Edge’s contributions to the Mac community. Two members of the MacVoices Live! panel have started a new Apple Vision Pro podcast; they talk about why, and what they have planned. Then, the full panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgMarty JenciusJim ReaJeff Gamet, and Eric Bolden speculate on what we may see at Apple’s upcoming event, and then discuss the inconveniences of Apple ID resets and reconfigurations. Despite frustrations, we share insights on managing password-related disruptions within the Apple ecosystem. 

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Chapters:

05:42 Remembering Charles Edge
06:52 New Apple Vision Pro Podcast
13:16 Apple Event Speculation: M4 Processors and Siri's Sister
20:42 Apple Password Resets Discussion

Links:

Charles Edge Obituary
https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000487029/

Take Control Author Charles Edge Dies by Adam Engst on TidBITS 
https://tidbits.com/2024/04/22/take-control-author-charles-edge-dies/

Mysterious Apple ID password resets: What we know, and how to protect your account
https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/apple-id-password-reset-what-we-know/

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, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

At NAB in Las Vegas, Shubh Jagani, Head of Enterprise Product for OpusClip, outlines how their platform automatically generates short clips from long-form video content for social media. OpusClip uses AI to select impactful moments, offers web-based editing tools for customization, and supports various video formats. The platform includes graphic design elements, a scheduler for social media posting.

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Chapters:

00:02 Introduction to Opus Clip
02:01 Creating High-Quality Content in Minutes
03:29 Advanced Features for Interviews
05:09 Versatile Video Format Support
05:35 Automatic Social Media Posting
06:19 Fair and Transparent Pricing Model

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBen RoethigJeff GametWeb BixbyEric Bolden, Jim Rea, and Mark Fuccio  delves into the challenges of installing third-party app stores and game emulators on iPhones. We discuss the complexities and friction involved, touching on jailbreaking and the accessibility of apps through these stores. The recent allowance of game emulators on the App Store globally is explored, considering implications such as pirated software and fair use. We debate Apple's motivations behind these changes and the impact on users, including notarization for apps. Perspectives vary on Apple's control over installations, user choice, security, and compliance with regulations. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 The Hassles of Third-Party App Stores
03:42 Apple's Strategy and Friction
07:45 Regulation Compliance and Friction
12:59 Apple's Control Over Transactions
19:55 Support for Third-Party Issues
22:10 Embracing Game Emulators
26:19 Apple's Change in Emulator Policy

Links:

Installing a third-party app store takes a dozen ‘irritating and scary’ screens
https://9to5mac.com/2024/04/03/installing-a-third-party-app-store/

Apple officially allows retro game emulators on the App Store
https://www.engadget.com/apple-officially-allows-retro-game-emulators-on-the-app-store-130044937.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.

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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Direct download: MV24118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner analyze the impact of Apple TV+ in the streaming market, discussing viewer fatigue, effective marketing strategies, and the significance of exclusive content. They explore changing audience preferences, show cancellations on streaming services, and the potential shift of the movie industry towards streaming platforms. The conversation concludes by recognizing the progress of Apple TV+ in the competitive landscape and emphasizing the importance of diverse content offerings for audience engagement. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to TV Plus Talk
02:53 The Negative Opinion of Apple TV Plus
04:59 Strategies to Improve Apple TV Plus Perception
07:30 Impact of Show Cancellations on Subscriptions
09:14 The Future of Streaming Services
11:09 Apple TV Plus Content Strategy
13:26 Underrated Apple TV Plus Shows
14:18 Perception vs. Reality of Apple TV Plus Content
15:47 Balance Between Catalog and New Content
17:27 Consumer Perception of Streaming Services
21:34 Effects of Easy Subscription Cancellation
24:15 Home Entertainment vs. Movie Theater Experience
27:12 Apple TV Plus Deep Catalog Discussion
30:51 The Future of Theaters and Streaming Services
32:15 Embracing Fun in Entertainment
33:30 Apple TV Plus' Shift Towards Fun 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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Direct download: MV24117.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Marty Jencius and Eric Bolden have started a new podcast, Vision ProFiles, to focus on Apple’s latest product. Eric and Marty discuss their experiences with the Vision Pro headset and their plans for the podcast, aiming to cover news, issues, apps, and have guests share their insights. They highlight the personalized and immersive experiences Vision Pro offers, showcasing favorite apps like InSpace for social interactions and the Mac virtual display feature. 

MacVoices Slack

This edition of MacVoices is supported by The MacVoices Slack. Available all Patrons of MacVoices. Sign up at Patreon.com/macvoices.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
01:15 Starting a New Podcast Journey
02:38 Planning the Podcast Format
03:26 Organizing Show Content
12:49 Exciting Possibilities at WWDC
17:49 Exploring Useful Applications
23:15 Podcast Details and Contact Information

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.

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).

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Direct download: MV24116.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

In the April 2024 Update, Chuck talks about a busy April schedule that resulted in some programming changes, how and when the rest of the NAB interviews will be available, and hints at some changes coming to MacVoices. The Update wraps up with the Support Report and a reminder about Macstock Conference and Expo.

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00:00:00 Introduction to Mac Voices Update 00:05:48 Changes and Updates in Mac Voices 00:09:12 MacStock Conference and Expo Announcement

Direct download: MV24115.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBen RoethigJeff GametWeb BixbyEric Bolden, Jim Rea, and Mark Fuccio explore the implications of Roku's increased TV advertising and their new add display method, The MacVoices Live! panel looks at the acquisition of Beeper by Automattic and why it makes sense, and discuss regulatory scrutiny on tech giants like WhatsApp.

 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction and Updates
00:59 Roku's New Ad Injection Strategy
16:35 The Rise of Computer Displays
20:37 The Search for Non-Smart TVs
23:47 The Intriguing Sunbird Returns
30:09 Spectrum's DVR Dispute with CBS
33:21 Sunbird's Comeback Attempt
36:30 Sunbird's Strategic Move
37:27 Market Share Comparison of Messaging Apps

Links:

Roku’s idea of showing ads on your HDMI inputs seems like an inevitable hell
https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/5/24121958/roku-ads-tv-hdmi-inputs-patent-amazon-google

Hdmi customized ad insertion
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20230388589A1/en

 

This free TV comes with two screens
https://www.theverge.com/2023/5/15/23721674/telly-free-tv-streaming-ilya-pozin-ads

Telly Terms of Service 
https://www.telly.com/terms-of-service

Sunbird, the security nightmare that tried to bring iMessage to Android, is returning https://9to5google.com/2024/04/05/sunbird-imessage-android-return/

Beeper Took On Apple’s iMessage Dominance. Now It’s Been Acquired
https://www.wired.com/story/beeper-acquired-by-automattic/

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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Direct download: MV24114.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

At NAB Show in Las Vegas, we caught up with the Krotos crew who produced the most interesting software we saw last year. This year, they have expanded and improved on your ability to make your own custom sounds for your projects. Orfeas Boteas, Founder and CEO talks about how the company started, and Matthew Collings, Head of Products, gives us a demo. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:47 Revolutionizing Sound Creation
02:08 Demo: Kroto Studio Showcase

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Direct download: MV24113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

At NAB Show in Las Vegas, Jim Tierney, Chief Executive Anarchist at Digital Anarchy, demonstrated the latest addition to their Beauty Box software. This time, Beauty Box adds the ability to whiten teeth in your video. Jim also introduces the concept of “digital makeup”, provides some thoughts on the state of AI in video production, and why it might not be quite as far along as you might think. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

01:01 Introduction to Beauty Box 6.0.
01:47 Challenges of AI in Beauty Box.
02:51 Effects of Beauty Box on footage.
04:30 Purpose of Digital Makeup.
05:13 Authenticity vs. Digital Makeup.
05:45 Taboo around Digital Makeup.
06:57 Default Settings in Beauty Box.
08:12 Release Date for Beauty Box 6.0.
09:14 Impact of AI in the Industry.
10:26 Misconceptions about AI.
11:40 Limitations of AI in Content Generation.
12:56 AI's Future Evolution.
13:31 Responsible Use of Practical AI

Guests:

Jim Tierney is a pioneer in the development of plugins for motion graphics, animation and video editing. During the 1990's, Jim worked for software companies like MetaTools, Atomic Power and Cycore. He helped create graphics products like Bryce, Evolution and Final Effects. After working on After Effects plugins for six years, Jim thought it was finally time to get out there and do some of his own. So he did, and Digital Anarchy was born in 2001. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter, and follow Jim himself on Twitter.

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Direct download: MV24112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBen RoethigJeff GametWeb BixbyEric BoldenJim Rea, and Mark Fuccio discuss the potential collaboration between Sam Altman and Jony Ive for an AI-powered personal device, possibly backed by Lauren Powell Jobs, assessing the impact of Ive's design expertise. The conversation then turns to the Voice Dream Reader subscription model controversy, sparking a debate on ethical business practices and user loyalty, especially within vulnerable communities like the visually impaired. 

MacVoices Slack

This edition of MacVoices is supported by The MacVoices Slack. Available all Patrons of MacVoices. Sign up at Patreon.com/macvoices.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

01:53 Meet the MacVoices Crew
05:28 Speculations on Sam Altman and Johnny Ive's Collaboration
06:45 Past Ventures of Johnny Ive and Speculations on the AI Device
09:35 Comparing AI Features in Devices
11:05 Hummingbird Stories and Mark Fuccio's Arrival
14:08 Controversy Surrounding VoiceDream Reader Subscription
17:50 Impact on the Vision-Impaired Community
21:38 Support MacVoices and Closing Statements

Links:

Jony Ive, Open AI CEO Sam Altman form company to design an AI-powered personal device
https://appleworld.today/jony-ive-open-ai-ceo-sam-altman-form-company-to-design-an-ai-powered-personal-device/

Another app subscription model switcheroo has users up in arms, and this time they probably have a reason to be annoyed 
https://www.imore.com/apps/another-app-subscription-model-switcheroo-has-users-up-in-arms-and-this-time-they-probably-have-a-reason-to-be-annoyed

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.

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.

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

Our conversation with documentary filmmaker David Greelish about his new documentary on one of Apple’s “failures”, Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa. The discussion into the evolution of personal computing and Lisa’s part in it, why the Apple Vision Pro and the Lisa may share a place in Apple’s legacy going forward, and the impact of AI and automation on where we’ve been and where we are going. (Part 2) 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maclevelten/MV24110.mp3

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

05:23 Sharing the Story
09:23 Fear and Excitement of AI
13:35 Prioritizing Values
21:38 The Evolution of AI
25:04 Viewing Options
27:03 Diverse Discussions

Links:

ClassicComputing.com

Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa - Vimeo Link

Guests:

David Greelish is a Computer Historian, Writer & Media Producer. He has studied computer history, collected old computers and written about them for over 25 years now. In 1993, he founded the Historical Computer Society and published a fanzine called Historically Brewed. In 2010, he founded the Atlanta Historical Computing Society and was the Director of the first Vintage Computer Festival Southeast in 2013. His book, Classic Computing: The Complete Historically Brewed contains all of his computer history zines, plus his personal story. He has written extensively about computer history, created and participated in numerous podcasts, plus conducted both audio and written interviews with notable people in the industry, like: Ed Roberts, John Sculley, Alan Kay and more. He has also presented at numerous vintage computing conventions. Find out more at Dave’s web site, Classic Computing, follow him on Twitter, and check out his Love Notes to Newton documentary.

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Direct download: MV24110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

Documentary filmmaker Dave Greelish shares the story of how his latest effort, Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa, was rooted in his passion for Apple tech that dates back to his college days. He discusses the evolution of consumer preferences from functionality to design in selecting computers. The  conversation explores the significance of Apple's failures like the Lisa and the Newton, highlighting their role in shaping the company's successful products. (Part 1) 

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Chapters:

03:31 The Evolution of Macintosh
05:23 From Lisa to Macintosh
08:54 Unveiling the Lisa Documentary
10:44 Starting the Documentary Process
14:06 The Journey of Making a Documentary
19:30 Speculations on Apple's Future
19:47 Surprises from the Interviews

Links:

ClassicComputing.com

Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa - Vimeo Link

Guests:

David Greelish is a Computer Historian, Writer & Media Producer. He has studied computer history, collected old computers and written about them for over 25 years now. In 1993, he founded the Historical Computer Society and published a fanzine called Historically Brewed. In 2010, he founded the Atlanta Historical Computing Society and was the Director of the first Vintage Computer Festival Southeast in 2013. His book, Classic Computing: The Complete Historically Brewed contains all of his computer history zines, plus his personal story. He has written extensively about computer history, created and participated in numerous podcasts, plus conducted both audio and written interviews with notable people in the industry, like: Ed Roberts, John Sculley, Alan Kay and more. He has also presented at numerous vintage computing conventions. Find out more at Dave’s web site, Classic Computing, follow him on Twitter, and check out his Love Notes to Newton documentary.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

At NAB Show in Las Vegas, The Prismatic Company’s Co-Founder and CEO Abe Feinberg and Chief Technology Officer Matthew Feinberg explain how their new LightWeve platform generates videos from text input, and their three apps will focus on three different use cases. 

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Chapters:

01:49 Exploring the Lightweave Platform
04:50 Video Creation Process and Features
10:39 Introducing LightWeave Apps
14:50 Effective Content Management
19:37 Accessibility and Pricing Strategy

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Direct download: MV24108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

At NAB Show in Las Vegas, we caught up with Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris of Luma Touch to discuss the latest new features of LumaFusion, some new ones coming shortly, as well as their thoughts on AI in a video production workflow. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:46 Exciting 5.0 Release Features
02:06 Upcoming Features: Adjustment Layers and More Tracks
03:05 Importance of AI Ethics and User Privacy
03:55 Impact of Apple's M Series Chips on LumaFusion
07:42 LumaTouch Training Initiatives
09:57 Unique Pricing Model Discussion
11:59 Where to Find LumaTouch at NAB

Guests:

Terri Morgan is Co-Founder and Principle Designer at Luma Touch. She brings over 30 years of experience from the video industry to her passion for user experience and design. In 1988 Terri helped usher in the era of non-linear editing as a video editor at Alpha Cine Labs in Seattle. In 1995 she joined Lightworks in London, and became a Product Specialist, creating a powerful, multi-track editing system. In 2000, she founded a video editing and consulting business providing design and testing for Fast Multimedia and Pinnacle Systems. In 2007, Terri joined Avid as a Principal Product Designer where she led the product management and design of Pinnacle Studio for iPad and was honored with the Avid Achievement Award. Terri has received multiple awards for her editing work, including 3 Telly awards. She earned her BA in Visual Communications at The Evergreen State College, and her Professional Certificate in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.

Chris Demiris is Co-Founder and Principal Engineer at Luma TouchHe is an expert at building new technologies into complete products, leading engineering teams to create quality results and integrating technologies to create complete, award-winning apps. Focused on video editing and video effects apps for iOS. Chris’ specialties include iOS native media and UI development, OpenGL, DirectX, 3D graphics for video processing, video effects, digital rights management, and  3D editing tool creation.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

In the second part of  our bonus  MacVoices After Dark session, the conversation with Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio delves into online debates, the impact of social media echo chambers, and specific comments in discussions. The panel discuss Apple's practices regarding parts pairing and right to repair issues, counterfeit products, authenticating devices, and third-party repairs. Opinions are shared on Apple's communication strategies, ecosystem benefits, and consumer engagement. The discussion also explores societal attitudes towards repairs, consumer education, and tech industry practices, emphasizing critical thinking when consuming information. (Part 2) 

[embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/maclevelten/MV24106.mp3[/embed]

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
01:36 Internet Discussions
03:10 Article Discussion
05:50 Controversial Statements
06:21 SEO Influence
07:13 Varied Perspectives
10:15 Influence of Social Media
10:34 Cybersecurity Expert's Opinion
15:55 Adapting to Change
18:03 Counterfeit Products
18:39 Right to Repair Debate
22:08 Product Authentication
22:37 Biased Reporting
23:27 Conclusion

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).

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: MV24106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

This special  MacVoices After Dark show is not only a taste of what our Patreon supporters but also supplements some of the topics covered in recent MacVoices episodes. Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Guy Serle cover topics from birdwatching to repair laws impacting tech giants. They tackle challenges faced by tech companies, the implications of right-to-repair laws, and the need for laws to adapt. The panel delves into political and societal debates on law complexity, lobbyist influence, and the importance of considering law beneficiaries. They suggest implementing sunset provisions for law reassessment and emphasize the necessity of updating laws to address evolving circumstances. The episode wraps up with diverse views from the panelists on legislative governance challenges and the value of ongoing dialogue to address societal issues. (Part 1)

[embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/maclevelten/MV24105.mp3[/embed]

Show Notes:

Chapters:

01:17 Birdwatching and Geography Banter
03:21 Importance of Accuracy in Communication
03:48 Concerns about Unauthorized Repairs
05:04 Cost and Reputation Impact of Repair Policies
06:06 Ideas for Improved Monitoring and Repair Processes
09:02 Educating Consumers on Repair Programs
13:07 Discussion on Parts Pairing and Repair Access
14:10 Legislation Impact on Repair Tools and Parts
16:00 Nuances of Repair and User Experience
17:07 Implications of Repair Legislation
18:27 Touch ID and Apple Wallet Functionality
19:24 Enforcing Repair Laws and Impact
20:31 The Complexity of Legislative Decisions
22:10 State Influence on Technology Regulations
23:36 Call for Sunset Provisions in Laws

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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Direct download: MV24105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Guy Serle discuss the Sam Bankman-Fried saga and his recent sentencing, along with how he has been portrayed by the media and journalists. This MacVoices Live! session concludes with comments on Microsoft’s motivations for unbundling of Teams and Office. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction
07:37 Exploring SBF's Background and MIT Connections
13:31Microsoft Unbundles Teams and Office 365

Links:

Sam Bankman-Fried just got sentenced to 25 years in prison
https://www.engadget.com/sam-bankman-fried-just-got-sentenced-to-25-years-in-prison-155021840.html

Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis

Microsoft splits up the Teams and Office apps worldwide, following EU split 
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2024/04/bowing-to-pressure-microsoft-unbundles-teams-from-microsoft-365-worldwide/

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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Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursMarty Jencius, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Guy Serle examine and critique a new app store model that will debut as a result of the EU’s requirements, and take a look at whether Oregon’s new Right To Repair law will have a significant impact on Apple…or anything, for that matter. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

00:00 Introducing Mac Voices
07:50 App Store Alternatives and Subscription Models
11:29 Security Concerns with Alternative App Stores
14:57 Oregon's Right to Repair Bill
19:22 Enforcement and Implications of Right to Repair
23:51 Impact of Right to Repair on Device Security
26:19 Recycling Challenges with Varied Device Parts

Links:

AltStore for iPhone in EU Will Have Apps Backed By Patreon 
https://www.macrumors.com/2024/04/01/altstore-eu-iphone-patreon/

Oregon governor signs nation’s first right-to-repair bill that bans parts pairing
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/03/oregon-governor-signs-nations-first-right-to-repair-bill-that-bans-part-pairing/

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 Introducing Mac Voices 00:07:50 App Store Alternatives and Subscription Models 00:11:29 Security Concerns with Alternative App Stores 00:14:57 Oregon's Right to Repair Bill 00:19:22 Enforcement and Implications of Right to Repair 00:23:51 Impact of Right to Repair on Device Security 00:26:19 Recycling Challenges with Varied Device Parts
Direct download: MV24103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

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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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.

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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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00:00:00 Introduction 00:00:47 China's Chip Ban 00:01:30 Theories on Processor Designs 00:02:23 Potential Operating System Choices 00:04:09 Debating China's Intentions 00:05:42 Microsoft's Inflection Acquisition 00:08:26 Sherman Antitrust Act Discussion

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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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00:02:02 Upcoming Schedule Changes
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Direct download: MV24092.mp3
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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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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
Direct download: MV24090.mp3
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

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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Links:

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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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
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

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

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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
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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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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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Chapters:

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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Direct download: MV24080.mp3
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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Chapters:

Links:

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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Chapters:

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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Chapters:

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

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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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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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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.

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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

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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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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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

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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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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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 Matrix Light Curtain

Twinkly Candies App-Controlled Pearl-Shaped LED Light String

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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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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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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Chapters:

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.

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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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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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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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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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

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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ShiftCam SnapGrip

ShiftCam ProGrip

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

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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Chapters:

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

Direct download: MV24032.mp3
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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Direct download: MV24031.mp3
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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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