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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) 

Show Notes:

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

Guests:

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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Direct download: MV24128.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

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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Chapters

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

Guests:

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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Direct download: MV24127.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

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

Links:

Macstock Conference and Expo

Guests:

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

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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Chapters:

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

Links:

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

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

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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Direct download: MV24125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

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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Show Notes:

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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Chapters:

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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Chapters:

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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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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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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) 

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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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Direct download: MV24109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm 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)

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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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Direct download: MV24104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

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) 

MacVoices After Dark

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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) 

Backblaze

Today’s MacVoices is supported by Backblaze. MacVoices listeners get a fully featured no risk free trial at Backblaze.com/macvoices. Go there, play with it, start protecting yourself from potential bad times! Start Today!

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
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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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Show Notes:

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

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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

Direct download: MV24095.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

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
Direct download: MV24094.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

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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Direct download: MV24093.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

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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00:00:00 Introduction to MacVoices 
00:02:02 Upcoming Schedule Changes
00:02:45 Evolution of Live Show Distribution
00:04:55 Logical Breaks in Episodes
00:05:23 MacVoices Magazine Highlight
00:06:45 Appreciation for Supporters
00:07:35 Support Report Acknowledgment
00:09:36 Conclusion and Thank You

Direct download: MV24092.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

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. 

MacVoices Slack

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Show Notes:

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
Direct download: MV24091.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34pm 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 
https://amzn.to/3vocPge

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Direct download: MV24088.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

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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Show Notes:

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
Direct download: MV24086.mp3
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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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Show Notes:

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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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
Direct download: MV24084.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm 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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Show Notes:

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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Show Notes:

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

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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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am 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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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

Direct download: MV24075.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

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.

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 00:05:54 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

Direct download: MV24066.mp3
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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

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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Direct download: MV24064.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

 

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

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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Direct download: MV24056.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

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

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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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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

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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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


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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Direct download: MV24025.mp3
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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Direct download: MV24024.mp3
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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Direct download: MV24022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

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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Direct download: MV24021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

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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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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

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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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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

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

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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.

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Alexi Perrino, CEO of Jared, explains how their service helps educate and inform you on finances in general and yours in particular. Alexi covers what information they are asking for, the knds of advice they deliver, and how they secure it all. 

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

 The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim ReaEric BoldenJeff GametMark Fuccio Web Bixby and special switcher guest James Baraniak have some doubts about one of Masimo’s latest claims in the Apple Watch dispute. A discussion about alternatives and pricing to Apple Watch-based pulse oximeters, patent disputes, and patent realities ensues.

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0:02:20 Apple's Legal Battle and the Merits of the Case
0:06:52 Apple's Controversial $100 Million Decision
0:09:17 Discrepancy in determining Apple's infringement without court decision
0:13:11 Similarities between Engineering and Science Patents
0:15:32 Curiosity about Apple's Claims and Patent Strategy
0:17:07 The Watches Removed from Sale without Trial
0:20:12 The Impact of ITC Ruling on Apple and Masimo
0:28:07 The Evolution of the Apple Watch band controversy

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Masimo has spent $100 Million In Its Legal Battle With Apple 
https://appleworld.today/masimo-has-spent-100-million-in-its-legal-battle-with-apple/

The Entrepreneur Who Bet His Company on a Fight With Apple 
https://www.wsj.com/tech/joe-kiani-entrepreneur-apple-warning-52eb09a9?st=9mwwi6y1k48bwtb&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

Apple Watch ban will boost Biden mega-donor whom president calls ‘one of my closest friends’ 
https://nypost.com/2023/12/28/news/apple-watch-ban-will-boost-joe-biden-mega-donor-joe-kiani/

 

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00:00:00 Apple Watch Ban and Reversal 00:02:19 Apple's Legal Battle and the Merits of the Case 00:06:52 Apple's Controversial $100 Million Decision 00:09:17 Discrepancy in determining Apple's infringement without court decision 00:13:10 Similarities between Engineering and Science Patents 00:15:31 Curiosity about Apple's Claims and Patent Strategy 00:17:07 The Watches Removed from Sale without Trial 00:20:11 The Impact of ITC Ruling on Apple and Masimo 00:28:06 The Evolution of the Apple Watch band controversy
Direct download: MV24009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Armin Meyer, COO and Founder for heat it, delivers an update on the newest version of their heat-oriented bug-bite treatment device that is iPhone 15-compatible. Approved by the FDA, heat it really works, as Chuck explains. 

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heat it - Smartphone-Powered Insect Bite Healer - Chemical-Free Relief from Itching & Pain just with Concentrated Heat - for Apple iPhones (6s to 14) (Amazon)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Michael Okoye, CEO of The ADAM App, explains how their app helps you manage what happens to, and who has access to, your digital assets after your death through a unique time-delayed double-key system that you control.

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0:00:08 The Importance of Protecting Digital Assets After Death
0:00:43 Introducing Adam: All Life Digital Asset Manager
0:01:39 How Adam Solves the Issue of Passing on Digital Assets
0:03:05 Curating Content in Atom for Personal Sharing
0:04:03 Uploading and Storing Personal Photos in Atom

Direct download: MV24007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Why does an Android user decide to make the leap to iPhone? The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim ReaEric BoldenJeff GametMark Fuccio and Web Bixby engage in a good-natured interrogation of James Baraniak, a recent convert. The discussion covers what persuaded James to made the switch, the easy spots and rough spots of the transition, and whether he sees any significant challenges in sticking with his decision. (Spoiler: he doesn’t.) 

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0:00:00 An Android User's Journey to iPhone Begins
0:07:15 Introducing James Braniak, former Android user, now an iPhone user
0:10:08 Researching and comparing iPhone and Pixel cameras
0:12:25 Mark's questions for James: Name preference and switchover catalyst
0:14:07 Challenges and Learning Curves in Transitioning to iPhone
0:16:07 Managing Everything in One Place with Coda
0:19:47 Privacy and Customization Considerations in Choosing iPhone
0:23:10 Transitioning from PC to iPhone: Porting Photos and Learning Curve
0:24:44 Exploring Android Options and Google Pixel
0:26:21 iPhone Camera Tech and Gaming Considerations
0:28:21 Exploring App Arcade and Games on iPhone
0:30:00 Impressions of Gaming Performance on iPhone and Endorsement for "What the Golf" Game

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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The MacVoices Live! panel considers the most important tech story of the year. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenWeb Bixby, Jeff GametBen Roethig, and Jim Rea look at the past and future of AI and Large Language Models. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 The Top Tech Developments of 2023
0:01:10 Graphics Generators: The Future of AI in Design
0:01:33 Apple's Preview of AI's Importance
0:03:16 Rapidly Changing Perspectives on AI and Unanswered Questions
0:04:12 Security and Ethics Surrounding Language Models
0:05:12 CES: The Showcasing of AI Products
0:06:07 The Line Between True AI and AI References
0:06:29 AI: Not a Scarlet Letter, Just Like Any Other Product
0:08:24 AI: Existing Examples and Concerns with Personalized AI Systems
0:09:47 The Issue of Transparency and its Origins
0:09:55 Anticipating Actions: Transparency and Definitions Needed
0:11:32 Internal Language Models: Control and Effectiveness
0:13:21 Transitioning into the Unknown: Exciting and Terrifying Times

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.

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00:00:00 The Top Tech Developments of 2023 00:00:09 MacVoices Dispatch: Stay Informed with Our Weekly Newsletter 00:01:10 Graphics Generators: The Future of AI in Design 00:01:32 Apple's Preview of AI's Importance 00:03:15 Rapidly Changing Perspectives on AI and Unanswered Questions 00:04:12 Security and Ethics Surrounding Language Models 00:05:11 CES: The Showcasing of AI Products 00:06:06 The Line Between True AI and AI References 00:06:29 AI: Not a Scarlet Letter, Just Like Any Other Product 00:08:24 AI: Existing Examples and Concerns with Personalized AI Systems 00:09:47 The Issue of Transparency and its Origins 00:09:54 Anticipating Actions: Transparency and Definitions Needed 00:11:32 Internal Language Models: Control and Effectiveness 00:13:20 Transitioning into the Unknown: Exciting and Terrifying Times
Direct download: MV24005.mp3
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A major car manufacturer is moving away from digital touch screens and back to analog for various functions. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgEric BoldenWeb BixbyBrittany Smith, Jeff GametBen Roethig, and Jim Rea discuss how this relates to Apple’s CarPlay ambitions and how other car manufacturers are addressing the integration of entertainment and vehicle controls. Panel members share their experiences and preferences. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:58 Analog vs Digital Controls in a Fully Virtual Environment
0:02:23 Challenges with CarPlay and Apple Music Menus
0:03:12 Tesla's screen-only control sparks debate in car industry
0:05:41 Balancing necessary functionality and core functionality in car controls
0:08:34 Tesla's emphasis on voice control and menu navigation
0:09:53 Comparing Apple CarPlay's user-friendly buttons to other interfaces
0:10:34 Frustrations with the Lexus and Tesla Infotainment Systems
0:11:56 Comparing Steps to Listen to Radio Programming
0:13:09 Choosing the Source: Streaming, Apple Music, Satellite, or FM
0:14:17 Cumbersome Menu Navigation in BMW Cars
0:17:59 Challenges and Successes of Voice Control in Infotainment Systems
0:18:41 Potential Issues with Touchscreen-only Infotainment Systems
0:19:36 Teslas with Screens: A Common Sight on the Road
0:20:26 Tesla's Control Alt Delete: Easy Reboot on the Steering Wheel

Links:

Volkswagen is returning to physical buttons instead of touch controls 
https://www.engadget.com/volkswagen-drivers-want-more-physical-buttons-instead-of-touch-controls-044931087.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.

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.

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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00:00:58 Analog vs Digital Controls in a Fully Virtual Environment 00:02:22 Challenges with CarPlay and Apple Music Menus 00:03:12 Tesla's screen-only control sparks debate in car industry 00:05:41 Balancing necessary functionality and core functionality in car controls 00:08:34 Tesla's emphasis on voice control and menu navigation 00:09:53 Comparing Apple CarPlay's user-friendly buttons to other interfaces 00:10:34 Frustrations with the Lexus and Tesla Infotainment Systems 00:11:56 Comparing Steps to Listen to Radio Programming 00:13:08 Choosing the Source: Streaming, Apple Music, Satellite, or FM 00:14:16 Cumbersome Menu Navigation in BMW Cars 00:17:58 Challenges and Successes of Voice Control in Infotainment Systems 00:18:40 Potential Issues with Touchscreen-only Infotainment Systems 00:19:35 Teslas with Screens: A Common Sight on the Road 00:20:26 The Speedometer Story: Driving without Knowing the Speed
Direct download: MV24004.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

Microsoft announces the sunsetting of their HoloLens Mixed Reality Headset just as Apple readies the Vision Pro. Strange timing? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Web Bixby, Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, and Jim Rea dive in with their thoughts on why and why not, and what the Vision Pro needs to succeed. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Microsoft's Decision to Sunset Mixed Reality Headset
0:00:29 Windows Mixed Reality Deprecation and Surprise
0:01:17 The Impact on the Mixed Reality Market
0:01:36 Microsoft's Shift to AI and Abandoning VR
0:03:11 Microsoft's History of Misreading the Market
0:05:42 Microsoft's hesitation in fully committing to a product.
0:07:20 Speculations on Microsoft's strategy and internal dynamics.
0:10:05 A Curious Idea Arises
0:10:11 Ben's Intriguing Perspective on Market Share and Foundations
0:10:40 Windows vs. Other Operating Systems
0:11:51 Transition to VR Headset Discussion
0:11:58 Virtual Reality Headsets: A Solution in Search of a Problem?
0:14:32 Microsoft 365: More Business-oriented than Consumer-focused
0:15:43 Apple's Slow Production and Supply Constraints
0:17:14 Consumer Perception: Gaming vs. Other Applications
0:19:13 Interest from Professionals Needing Large Virtual Desktops
0:21:55 Considering the practicality of using headsets
0:23:02 Exploring the potential applications but uncertain about logistics
0:24:38 Medical and technological obstacles to overcome
0:25:12 The Cost of the New Device

Links:

Microsoft is killing its Windows VR platform — announces deprecation of 'Windows Mixed Reality’ 
https://www.windowscentral.com/software-apps/windows-11/microsoft-is-killing-its-windows-vr-platform-announces-deprecation-of-windows-mixed-reality

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.

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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00:00:00 Microsoft's Decision to Sunset Mixed Reality Headset 00:00:28 Windows Mixed Reality Deprecation and Surprise 00:01:16 The Impact on the Mixed Reality Market 00:01:35 Microsoft's Shift to AI and Abandoning VR 00:03:10 Microsoft's History of Misreading the Market 00:05:42 Microsoft's hesitation in fully committing to a product. 00:07:19 Speculations on Microsoft's strategy and internal dynamics. 00:10:05 A Curious Idea Arises 00:10:11 Ben's Intriguing Perspective on Market Share and Foundations 00:10:40 Windows vs. Other Operating Systems 00:11:51 Transition to VR Headset Discussion 00:11:58 Virtual Reality Headsets: A Solution in Search of a Problem? 00:14:32 Microsoft 365: More Business-oriented than Consumer-focused 00:15:42 Apple's Slow Production and Supply Constraints 00:17:13 Consumer Perception: Gaming vs. Other Applications 00:19:13 Interest from Professionals Needing Large Virtual Desktops 00:21:54 Considering the practicality of using headsets 00:23:01 Exploring the potential applications but uncertain about logistics 00:24:38 Medical and technological obstacles to overcome 00:25:12 The Cost of the New Device
Direct download: MV24003.mp3
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To wrap up the MacVoices Live! holiday party, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigJim Rea, and Brittany Smith critique a company claiming to eavesdrop on phone conversations, condemning the invasion of privacy and the gathering conversation keywords for targeted marketing. Flipboard and Threads moving to the Fediverse, Threads' growth with over 10 million users in six months and where they stand in relation to their competition are reviewed and preferences commented on. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:13 Commentary on the use of audio in a podcast
0:01:56 Android vs. iPhone: The Debate Begins
0:02:31 Unethical Business Practices and the Stupidity of Bragging
0:04:02 Ethics vs. Useful Data: Targeted Marketing Dilemma
0:06:13 The Stupidity Factor: Apps Listening to Conversations?
0:09:42 Flipboard and Threads Joining the Fediverse
0:11:23 Debate on the Cultural Impact of Threads vs X
0:14:36 Distinguishing X as a Microblogging Platform from Twitter
0:23:01 Webb's abuse in the chat room and holiday season farewell
0:26:47 Mastodon ProView Challenge: Show Love to Jim on Mastodon

Links:

One advertiser may be able to listen in on you — if you have an older Android device 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/15/one-advertiser-may-be-able-to-listen-in-on-you----if-you-have-an-android-phone

Marketing company claims it can eavesdrop on your conversations thru your devices 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/15/eavesdrop-on-your-conversations/

Flipboard is moving to the fediverse 
https://www.engadget.com/flipboard-is-moving-to-the-fediverse-170426320.html

Visualizing How Big Tech Companies Make Their Billions 
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/big-tech-companies-billions/

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

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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00:01:12 Commentary on the use of audio in a podcast 00:01:55 Android vs. iPhone: The Debate Begins 00:02:30 Unethical Business Practices and the Stupidity of Bragging 00:04:02 Ethics vs. Useful Data: Targeted Marketing Dilemma 00:06:13 The Stupidity Factor: Apps Listening to Conversations? 00:09:41 Flipboard and Threads Joining the Fediverse 00:11:22 Debate on the Cultural Impact of Threads vs X 00:14:36 Distinguishing X as a Microblogging Platform from Twitter 00:23:01 Web's abuse in the chat room and holiday season farewell 00:26:47 Mastodon ProView Challenge: Show Love to Jim on Mastodon
Direct download: MV23321.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! holiday party rolls on as the panel discusses Apple's recent test flight data loss and whether it is a significant event given that the data was 10 years old. Shifting focus, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigJim Rea, and Brittany Smith discuss the termination of Adobe’s deal with Figma and their fine for difficult-to-cancel subscription policies. That leads to comparisons and frustration with other companies that engage in the same practices. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:02 Archiving old software and the accessibility of vintage apps
0:06:22 Concerns about online privacy and data vulnerability
0:08:23 The sensitivity of data and the potential consequences
0:09:22 Beeper Controversy: Privacy Concerns and Speculation
0:10:46 Speculation about software preservation and developer choices
0:13:04 Perspectives on software preservation and personal experiences
0:14:31 Apple's stock market success and Adobe's failed Figma deal
0:17:32 Tech Krampus Strikes Again
0:19:07 Uncertain Future for Figma after Failed Acquisition
0:21:51 The Breakup Fee: Immediate Payment Upon Deal Disclosure
0:22:14 Adobe's $6 Billion Cash and Stock Options Impact
0:23:22 Size Comparison: Canva vs Figma
0:23:55 Canva's Expansion Raises Questions about Figma's Future
0:25:23 Adobe's Difficult Subscription Model
0:26:35 Congress should address companies abusing customer power
0:29:23 Xfinity data breach exposes customer information

Links:

Apple TestFlight servers from 2012 to 2015 leak, containing terabytes of data 
https://www.eurogamer.net/apple-testflight-servers-from-2012-to-2015-leak-containing-terabytes-of-data

Apple Hits Record High While Big Tech Stocks Rally 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-12-13/apple-climbs-to-hit-fresh-all-time-high-as-tech-rally-extends

Adobe's Figma buy isn't going to happen, and will cost Adobe $1 billion 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/18/adobes-figma-deal-isnt-going-to-happen-and-will-cost-adobe-1-billion?utm_medium=rss

Adobe faces big fines from FTC over difficult subscription cancellation 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/14/adobe-faces-big-fines-from-ftc-over-difficult-subscription-cancellation

Xfinity data breach revealed: Names, contact info, security Q&As, and more at risk 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/19/xfinity-data-breach-hack/

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

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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00:00:00 Apple's loss of test flight data and Adobe's bad week 00:02:02 Archiving old software and the accessibility of vintage apps 00:06:22 Concerns about online privacy and data vulnerability 00:08:23 The sensitivity of data and the potential consequences 00:09:22 Beeper Controversy: Privacy Concerns and Speculation 00:10:45 Speculation about software preservation and developer choices 00:13:04 Perspectives on software preservation and personal experiences 00:14:31 Apple's stock market success and Adobe's failed Figma deal 00:17:32 Tech Krampus Strikes Again 00:19:06 Uncertain Future for Figma after Failed Acquisition 00:21:50 The Breakup Fee: Immediate Payment Upon Deal Disclosure 00:22:14 Adobe's $6 Billion Cash and Stock Options Impact 00:23:21 Size Comparison: Canva vs Figma 00:23:54 Canva's Expansion Raises Questions about Figma's Future 00:25:23 Adobe's Difficult Subscription Model 00:26:34 Congress should address companies abusing customer power 00:29:23 Xfinity data breach exposes customer information
Direct download: MV23320.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

As part of the MacVoices Live! holiday party, Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursJeff GametBen RoethigJim Rea, and Brittany Smith discuss the Apple Watch situation. Apple's rare acknowledgment sparks speculation on sales strategy and complicates those looking to purchase the device for the holidays. The panel also reviews the developments in the messaging encryption controversy, condemning misinformation from politicians and media. Doubting significant regulatory changes, the conversation highlights the importance of factual media coverage. 

 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:35 MacVoices Live Holiday Party Begins
0:03:19 Holiday Decorations and Red Shirts
0:07:22 Speculation on Software Alterations and Apple Watch Sales
0:09:10 Implications of the Court Case on Apple Watch Sales Worldwide
0:09:52 Apple's Late Announcement and Implications of Biden Administration
0:13:05 Request for Recall and Hardware Changes for Apple Watches
0:13:20 The Apple Watch Debate: Can Apple Brick Purchased Watches?
0:15:57 Biden's Potential Veto and Massimo CEO's Power Struggle
0:16:16 Stalled Negotiations with Massimo
0:18:00 Apple's Unwillingness to Reach a Fair Deal
0:19:26 Apple Watch Controversy and Urgency to Purchase
0:21:47 Keeping an Eye on the Topic
0:22:01 Frustration with the Overplayed Beeper Topic
0:23:32 Mainstream Media's Lack of Knowledge and Nonsense Reporting
0:26:19 Potential Support for Enacting DMA-like Laws in the US
0:29:01 Concerns about Apple's Monopoly and Antitrust Subcommittee's involvement
0:30:58 Apple Haters and Publicity Stunts in Congress
0:33:17 The Mainstream Media's Role in Ignoring Facts and Glossing Over Details

Links:

Apple to halt Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 sales in the US this week 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/18/apple-halting-apple-watch-series-9-and-apple-watch-ultra-2-sales/

Apple could avoid US Apple Watch ban with software update
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/19/apple-could-avoid-us-apple-watch-ban-with-software-update

Masimo CEO on Looming Apple Watch Ban: 'These Guys Have Been Caught With Their Hands in the Cookie Jar’ 
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/19/masimo-ceo-on-apple-watch-ban/

The slow death of Beeper continues, and more senators want to get involved 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/18/the-slow-death-of-beeper-continues-and-more-senators-want-to-get-involved

"Beeper Mini" app lets Android users send texts to iPhones with blue iMessage bubbles 
https://youtu.be/BeJs0XOvFrw?si=HwVFnPoA0TaIJ3Xh

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

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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00:00:34 MacVoices Live Holiday Party Begins 00:03:18 Holiday Decorations and Red Shirts 00:07:22 Speculation on Software Alterations and Apple Watch Sales 00:09:10 Implications of the Court Case on Apple Watch Sales Worldwide 00:09:52 Apple's Late Announcement and Implications of Biden Administration 00:13:04 Request for Recall and Hardware Changes for Apple Watches 00:13:20 The Apple Watch Debate: Can Apple Brick Purchased Watches? 00:15:56 Biden's Potential Veto and Massimo CEO's Power Struggle 00:16:15 Stalled Negotiations with Massimo 00:17:59 Apple's Unwillingness to Reach a Fair Deal 00:19:25 Apple Watch Controversy and Urgency to Purchase 00:21:46 Keeping an Eye on the Topic 00:22:00 Frustration with the Overplayed Beeper Topic 00:23:32 Mainstream Media's Lack of Knowledge and Nonsense Reporting 00:26:19 Potential Support for Enacting DMA-like Laws in the US 00:29:00 Concerns about Apple's Monopoly and Antitrust Subcommittee's involvement 00:30:57 Apple Haters and Publicity Stunts in Congress 00:33:16 The Mainstream Media's Role in Ignoring Facts and Glossing Over Details

Direct download: MV23319.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! discussion spotlights Apple’s latest stolen device protection measures and why you should adopt them. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, and Guy Serle underscore the importance of smartphone security in public spaces and Face ID. The panel also touches on how FineWoven is holding up after a rough start, as well as 23andMe's controversial terms of service changes, and AI tools' potential to impersonate live personalities. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:24 Positive reception to Apple's stolen device protection feature
0:02:55 Enhanced Phone Security with Biometric Scanning
0:07:04 iPhone as a Tracker: Enhanced Theft Deterrent
0:09:21 Fine Woven Bands vs Leather: User Satisfaction Debate
0:11:13 The Irony of Apple's Leather Band Decision
0:13:17 Quality issues with new Apple Watch bands
0:15:53 Pondering Magnetic Link Bands on Amazon
0:17:13 Magnetic Watch Bands and Knockoff Melanies
0:19:03 23andMe's Controversial Terms of Service Change
0:20:27 Curious Speculations and Password Changes
0:21:41 Celebrities Tricked into Recording Propaganda Videos
0:23:02 War situation and misuse of celebrity contracts
0:25:30 Technology's impact on video editing and celebrity earnings
0:28:24 Impersonating people with AI tools
0:30:11 The danger of fictional content being mistaken as real
0:32:01 Samuel L. Jackson as the Voice of Vader?

Links:

Apple Makes Security Changes to Protect Users From iPhone Thefts 
https://www.wsj.com/tech/personal-tech/apple-iphone-ios-update-stolen-device-protection-698d760e?st=vg2nkphglwtsx9w&reflink=article_copyURL_share

Apple Makes Security Changes to Protect Users From iPhone Thefts 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/06/google-drive-offers-possible-fix-for-missing-files-but-isnt-guaranteedf

Apple Makes Security Changes to Protect Users From iPhone Thefts
https://www.mactrast.com/2023/12/apple-named-as-petas-2023-company-of-the-year/

Are FineWoven Apple Watch bands really better than leather ones? 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/07/finewoven-apple-watch-bands-leather/

OCTT Pacific Blue FineWoven Magnetic Link Band Compatible with Apple Watch Band 38mm 40mm 41mm, Woven Loop Strap 
https://amzn.to/41FClcs

23andMe frantically changed its terms of service to prevent hacked customers from suing 
https://www.engadget.com/23andme-frantically-changed-its-terms-of-service-to-prevent-hacked-customers-from-suing-152434306.html

U.S. celebrities were tricked into recording videos later doctored into anti-Zelenskyy propaganda 
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/misinformation/celebrities-tricked-cameo-videos-russia-ukraine-propoganda-elijah-wood-rcna128331

Jimmy Kimmel Says George Santos Is Demanding $20,000 for Showing Cameos on Late Night Show 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/jimmy-kimmel-george-santos-demanding-money-airing-cameos-1235746697/

Cameo 
https://www.cameo.com/

New bedtime story voiced by Jimmy Stewart just in time for Christmas, 26 years after his death 
https://www.mynbc5.com/article/bedtime-story-voiced-by-jimmy-stewart-christmas/46072345

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

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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00:02:24 Positive reception to Apple's stolen device protection feature 00:02:54 Enhanced Phone Security with Biometric Scanning 00:07:04 iPhone as a Tracker: Enhanced Theft Deterrent 00:09:21 Fine Woven Bands vs Leather: User Satisfaction Debate 00:11:12 The Irony of Apple's Leather Band Decision 00:13:17 Quality issues with new Apple Watch bands 00:15:53 Pondering Magnetic Link Bands on Amazon 00:17:12 Magnetic Watch Bands and Knockoff Melanies 00:19:03 23andMe's Controversial Terms of Service Change 00:20:27 Curious Speculations and Password Changes 00:21:41 Celebrities Tricked into Recording Propaganda Videos 00:23:02 War situation and misuse of celebrity contracts 00:25:29 Technology's impact on video editing and celebrity earnings 00:28:24 Impersonating people with AI tools 00:30:11 The danger of fictional content being mistaken as real 00:32:01 Samuel L. Jackson as the Voice of Vader?
Direct download: MV23316.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel discusses the controversy surrounding Beeper, questioning whether it's a case of innovation or something less above-board. The back-and-forth between Beeper and Apple results in concerns about the security implications of giving out Apple IDs. The discussion shifts to the broader topic of politicians, particularly Elizabeth Warren, making statements about technology without a deep understanding of the issues at hand, with Beeper front and center. Overall, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Jim Rea, Mark Fuccio, and Guy Serle explore the complexities of interoperability, user experience, and Apple's decision-making in the context of iMessage and Beeper. 

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guides

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:05:18 Beeper: Apple's Block and Unblocking Methods
0:06:17 Forging certificates and Apple's response
0:07:42 Beeper's sudden shift to being a free service
0:10:19 Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Tech Grandstanding
0:12:47 Politicians and Technology: Broad Strokes vs. Single Issues
0:14:39 Elizabeth Warren's Twitter Post Criticized
0:16:12 Apple's Reputation and Tech Company Misconceptions
0:19:53 Android vs. Apple: User Interface Differentiation
0:21:57 Apple's Motive for iMessage: Breaking Carrier Monopoly or Selling Phones?
0:23:47 Beeper App: Motivated by Acquisition Potential
0:25:20 Web's Positive Experience with CarPlay in Tesla

Links:

Apple Confirms It Shut Down iMessage for Android App Beeper Mini 
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/10/apple-confirms-it-shut-down-beeper-mini/

iMessage for Android App 'Beeper Mini' is Back, Apple ID Sign In Now Required and Phone Numbers Don't Work 
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/11/beeper-mini-android-imessage-app-back/

Beeper’s iMessage app for Android is back — but it’s a downgrade 
https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/11/23997097/beeper-mini-android-imessage-app-working-again

Senator Warren wades into Apple's Beeper fight with irrelevant antitrust rhetoric 
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/12/11/senator-warren-wades-into-apples-beeper-fight-with-irrelevant-antitrust-rhetoric

Beeper Mini restores its iMessage app for Android and makes it free, but will it last? 
https://9to5google.com/2023/12/11/beeper-mini-restored-apple/

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

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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00:05:17 Beeper: Apple's Block and Unblocking Methods 00:06:16 Forging certificates and Apple's response 00:07:41 Beeper's sudden shift to being a free service 00:10:18 Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Tech Grandstanding 00:12:47 Politicians and Technology: Broad Strokes vs. Single Issues 00:14:38 Elizabeth Warren's Twitter Post Criticized 00:16:12 Apple's Reputation and Tech Company Misconceptions 00:19:52 Android vs. Apple: User Interface Differentiation 00:21:56 Apple's Motive for iMessage: Breaking Carrier Monopoly or Selling Phones? 00:23:46 Beeper App: Motivated by Acquisition Potential 00:25:19 Web's Positive Experience with CarPlay in Tesla
Direct download: MV23315.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenJeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, Mark Fuccio, and Web Bixby highlights privacy concerns with Plex, QR codes, and the 23andMe hack. Plex's mistake in sharing viewing summaries without consent is discussed. The conversation touches on QR code risks, cautioning against blind scanning, and the 23andMe hack, emphasizing skepticism and informed decision-making. 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:29 Privacy in Viewing Choices
0:02:06 Opt-out vs Opt-in: A Poor Decision by Plex
0:04:05 Consensus: Opt-in Should Have Been the Choice
0:04:52 Different Devices for Running Plex Servers
0:07:07 Different use cases for Plex interface
0:08:25 Hybrid approach: owning discs and streaming convenience
0:11:54 Organizing Media with Drobo and Mac Mini
0:13:47 Be cautious with QR codes to avoid hacking
0:15:38 QR Code Preview: A Helpful Tool for Link Previews
0:15:57 Beware of Suspicious Sites and URLs
0:17:12 23andMe Hack: Bigger Than Initially Indicated
0:18:26 Sharing Feature Leads to Massive Data Breach
0:22:27 Morally Suspect Practices of Genetic Database Companies
0:24:59 Henrietta Lacks and the Lack of Consent in Medical Research

Links:

Plex Users Fear New Feature Will Leak Porn Habits to Their Friends and Family
https://www.404media.co/plex-users-fear-discover-together-week-in-review-feature-will-leak-porn-habits-to-their-friends-and-family/

How to Not Get Hacked by a QR Code 
https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-qr-code-hacks-avoid/

23andMe confirms hackers stole ancestry data on 6.9 million users
https://techcrunch.com/2023/12/04/23andme-confirms-hackers-stole-ancestry-data-on-6-9-million-users

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

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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00:01:29 Privacy in Viewing Choices 00:02:05 Opt-out vs Opt-in: A Poor Decision by Plex 00:04:04 Consensus: Opt-in Should Have Been the Choice 00:04:52 Different Devices for Running Plex Servers 00:07:07 Different use cases for Plex interface 00:08:25 Hybrid approach: owning discs and streaming convenience 00:11:54 Organizing Media with Drobo and Mac Mini 00:13:46 Be cautious with QR codes to avoid hacking 00:15:38 QR Code Preview: A Helpful Tool for Link Previews 00:15:56 Beware of Suspicious Sites and URLs 00:17:11 23andMe Hack: Bigger Than Initially Indicated 00:18:26 Sharing Feature Leads to Massive Data Breach 00:22:26 Morally Suspect Practices of Genetic Database Companies 00:24:58 Henrietta Lacks and the Lack of Consent in Medical Research

Direct download: MV23313.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgJim ReaEric BoldenJeff Gamet, Ben Roethig, Mark Fuccio, and Web Bixby look at the latest objective evidence that running Macs can save money over other options, and consider the question of whether you own your digital media, or whether you just think you do. 

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Chapters:

0:05:36 Introducing the topic: Cost of Apple hardware at university
0:06:55 The success of Mac installations in educational institutions
0:08:33 Macs in corporations: high support, employee satisfaction
0:14:12 Prevalence of Mac Stigma in Corporate IT
0:16:16 Lower IT Support Costs and Resistance to Change
0:23:03 The Dilemma of Physical Media and VHS Players
0:26:32 The Economics of Storing Digital Videos
0:30:18 PlayStation and Microsoft drop video marketplaces
0:32:29 The Importance of Physical Media for Sci-Fi Fans
0:33:24 Old Cartoons: Edited for Political Correctness
0:33:39 Concerns of revisionist history and potential piracy
0:35:09 Exploring alternatives to preserve favorite movies or TV shows

Links:

Apple @ Work: How The University of Kentucky reduced labor cost by 60% with Apple 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/12/02/thoughts-on-the-university-of-kentuckys-apple-deployment/

You Don't Own the Digital Shows and Movies That You 'Bought' 
https://lifehacker.com/entertainment/you-dont-own-digital-media

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

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: MV23312.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Kirk McElhearn and host Chuck Joiner wrap up MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6 with gifts that include video gear, a lifestyle product, a productivity product, and something just plain fun. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:53 Dyson Air Filter Fan for Clean Air and Comfort
0:02:56 Maintenance and Longevity of Dyson Air Filter
0:04:49 Insta360 Flow Gimbal: Compact and Feature-Packed
0:06:30 Insta360: Making Great and Performative Tech Products
0:06:40 Kirk's Preference for Still Photography
0:09:36 Introducing the Forever Spin Toy
0:10:28 Mesmerizing Glass Spinning Stand
0:12:00 The mesmerizing experience of fidget spinners
0:13:34 Finding focus and creativity with ambient music
0:14:59 Music as a Mood Booster for Productivity
0:16:41 Productivity and Freedom with Dictation
0:18:00 Tips for Effective Speaking and Microphone Usage
0:27:20 The Awkwardness of Multiple Monitors
0:28:58 Personal Preference: Single Monitor vs Multiple Monitors
0:30:09 Simplifying My Writing Process
0:30:30 Simplifying Writing: Text Editors vs. Word Processors

Links:

Kirk McElhearn’s Picks:

Logitech MX Master 3S - Wireless Performance Mouse 
https://amzn.to/3RrBwzj

Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ HP07 Air Purifier, Heater, and Fan 
https://amzn.to/3TqRWe0

ForeverSpin Titanium Top and Spinning Base Pack 
https://amzn.to/3RKRsxY

15-Minute Hourglass Sand Timer 
https://amzn.to/3tdacgp

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Insta360 Flow Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone, AI-Powered Gimbal, 3-Axis Stabilization, Built-in Tripod, Portable & Foldable, Auto Tracking Phone Stabilizer 
https://amzn.to/3GKuBfV

MOUNT PRO Vertical Dual Monitor Stand for 2 Computer Screen up to 32 Inch/33lbs Each, Stacked Monitor Mount, Free-Standing Monitor Desk stand with Swivel, Tilt, Height Adjustable, VESA Stand 100 x 100 
https://amzn.to/3RuxFSk

MacVoices #23139: NAB – Insta360 Introduces A Versatile New AI-Powered Stabilizer

Guests:

Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more. He is a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is an avid podcaster who’s shows include The Next Track, The Committed, The Intego Mac Podcast, PhotoActive and The Zen of Everything. You can follow him on Twitter, and visit his personal web site, Kirkville.

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00:00:52 Dyson Air Filter Fan for Clean Air and Comfort 00:02:55 Maintenance and Longevity of Dyson Air Filter 00:04:48 Insta360 Flow Gimbal: Compact and Feature-Packed 00:06:29 Insta360: Making Great and Performative Tech Products 00:06:39 Kirk's Preference for Still Photography 00:09:36 Introducing the Forever Spin Toy 00:10:27 Mesmerizing Glass Spinning Stand 00:11:59 The mesmerizing experience of fidget spinners 00:13:33 Finding focus and creativity with ambient music 00:14:59 Music as a Mood Booster for Productivity 00:16:40 Productivity and Freedom with Dictation 00:17:59 Tips for Effective Speaking and Microphone Usage 00:27:19 The Awkwardness of Multiple Monitors 00:28:57 Personal Preference: Single Monitor vs Multiple Monitors 00:30:09 Simplifying My Writing Process 00:30:29 Simplifying Writing: Text Editors vs. Word Processors
Direct download: MV23311.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Kirk McElhearn and host Chuck Joiner deliver the first part of MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6 as the holiday starts to close in on us. From productivity to protection devices, find something that suits the tech person on your list. (Part 1) 

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MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard 
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:01:31 How the Gift Guide Show Works
0:02:27 The convenience of the PodMic USB microphone
0:03:31 Reducing visual static with the Rode DS2 desktop mic stand
0:04:55 Rode mic and stand versatility
0:06:20 Recommendation: Catalyst waterproof case for AirPods Pro
0:07:20 Durability and features of the Catalyst case
0:08:27 Importance of investing in quality cases
0:09:28 Discussion on various types of AirPods and headphones
0:11:59 Discovering the Logitech MX Master 3S for Mac
0:13:31 The preference for mice over trackpads
0:16:13 Keyboard Preferences: Snobs vs. Nonchalant Users
0:19:53 STM MagArm: An Extra Screen for Mobile Users
0:20:57 Personalization and the Search for the Perfect Setup

Links:

Kirk McElhearn’s Picks:

Rode DS2 Mic Stand
https://amzn.to/41FKo9z

https://rode.com/en/accessories/stands-bars/ds2

Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone 
https://amzn.to/3va4jkr

Logitech MX Master 3S - Wireless Performance Mouse 
https://amzn.to/3RrBwzj

Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool™ HP07 Air Purifier, Heater, and Fan 
https://amzn.to/3TqRWe0

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone 
https://amzn.to/4ap1rAA

Catalyst Waterproof Special Edition Case for AirPods Pro (1st and 2nd Gen) Wireless and USB-C Charging Compatible
https://amzn.to/3NRNIbZ

STM MagArm – MagSafe Accessory - Mount iPhone on Laptop or Monitor
https://amzn.to/481FrKo


Guests:

Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more. He is a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is an avid podcaster who’s shows include The Next Track, The Committed, The Intego Mac Podcast, PhotoActive and The Zen of Everything. You can follow him on Twitter, and visit his personal web site, Kirkville.

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00:01:30 How the Gift Guide Show Works 00:02:26 The convenience of the PodMic USB microphone 00:03:31 Reducing visual static with the Rode DS2 desktop mic stand 00:04:55 Rode mic and stand versatility 00:06:20 Recommendation: Catalyst waterproof case for AirPods Pro 00:07:20 Durability and features of the Catalyst case 00:08:26 Importance of investing in quality cases 00:09:27 Discussion on various types of AirPods and headphones 00:11:42 Exclusive Offer: Try Incogni Risk-Free with Money-Back Guarantee 00:11:59 Discovering the Logitech MX Master 3S for Mac 00:13:31 The preference for mice over trackpads 00:16:13 Keyboard Preferences: Snobs vs. Nonchalant Users 00:19:52 STM MagArm: An Extra Screen for Mobile Users 00:20:57 Personalization and the Search for the Perfect Setup

Direct download: MV23310.mp3
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In this MacVoices Briefing, Chuck outlines his experience with the Shokz OpenComm2 Open-Ear Bone Conduction Headphones. An over of features and controls, fit, sound quality both for the user and those engaging with them, and use cases are included. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction and Overview of Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones
0:01:08 Features and Design of the Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones
0:02:38 Listening Experience and Additional Features of the OpenComm2 Headphones
0:03:57 Comfort and Battery Life of the OpenComm2 Headphones
0:05:11 Pricing and Where to Purchase the OpenComm2 Headphones

Links:

Shokz OpenComm2 Open-Ear bone Conduction Headphones (Shokz.com)
https://shokz.com/products/opencomm2

Shokz OpenComm2 Open-Ear bone Conduction Headphones (Amazon)
https://amzn.to/3Nrvf5u

Shokz Loop 110 USB-C Wireless Adapter for OpenComm2 (Shokz.com) 
https://shokz.com/products/loop-110-wireless-adapter

Shokz Loop 110 USB-C Wireless Adapter for OpenComm2 (Amazon)
https://amzn.to/41sTYMS

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00:00:00 Introduction and Overview of Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones 00:01:07 Features and Design of the Shokz OpenComm2 Headphones 00:02:37 Listening Experience and Additional Features of the OpenComm2 Headphones 00:03:56 Comfort and Battery Life of the OpenComm2 Headphones 00:05:10 Pricing and Where to Purchase the OpenComm2 Headphones

Direct download: MV23309.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Chuck provides a briefing on the function and benefits of the OWC Drive Dock from Other World Computing. Connection, operation, and some suggested use cases are included, as well as recommendations on drive naming and bare drive storage when not in use in the Drive Dock. 

 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction to the OWC Drive Dock and its capabilities
0:00:27 Overview of the controls and indicators on the OWC Drive Dock
0:01:37 Connectivity and usage instructions for the OWC Drive Dock
0:02:34 Performance and recommended usage scenarios for the OWC Drive Dock
0:03:14 Personal testimonial and additional use cases for the OWC Drive Dock
0:04:07 Tips for naming and storing bare drives
0:05:25 Pricing and where to purchase the OWC Drive Dock and protective cases
0:06:06 Conclusion and recommendation for the OWC Drive Dock

Links:

OWC Drive Dock
https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TCDRVDCK/

OWC Drive Dock (Amazon)
https://amzn.to/48fJ5QD

Inateck 3.5 Inch Hard Drive Case HDD Protective Box with Shockproof Dustproof and Anti-static Function, Storage Case for 3.5 inch HDDs https://amzn.to/470ZGGX

ORICO 5-Pack Hard Drive Case Protective Box for 3.5/2.5 Inch SSD HDD Portable with Anti-Static,Shockproof and Dust Proof Travel Storage https://amzn.to/3TkI4T6

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00:00:00 Introduction to the OWC Drive Dock and its capabilities 00:00:26 Overview of the controls and indicators on the OWC Drive Dock 00:01:37 Connectivity and usage instructions for the OWC Drive Dock 00:02:33 Performance and recommended usage scenarios for the OWC Drive Dock 00:03:14 Personal testimonial and additional use cases for the OWC Drive Dock 00:04:07 Tips for naming and storing bare drives 00:05:24 Pricing and where to purchase the OWC Drive Dock and protective cases 00:06:06 Conclusion and recommendation for the OWC Drive Dock

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The MacVoices Live! panel discusses the results of one panel member’s real-world showdown between Apple Maps and Google Waze, discussing their strengths and use cases. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea explore the role of AI in mapping and navigation, highlighting its accuracy and efficiency. Our conversation wraps with an ingenious (and laughable) new practice by thieves to fool AI. (Part 3)

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple Maps vs. Google Waze: A Showdown Begins
0:02:16 Apple Maps excels in city driving, while Waze shines on highways
0:07:29 Apple Maps: A Journey of Improvement
0:08:41 Apple Maps: Offline Maps, the Final Piece of the Puzzle
0:08:57 Web?
0:11:31 Incogni: Taking Back Control of Your Data Privacy
0:12:27 Setting Up Incogni: Easy Steps to Protect Your Personal Data
0:13:18 Criminals using extra fingers to challenge video evidence
0:14:17 Creepy but Ingenious: Criminals' Effort to Escape Jail
0:14:59 Questioning the Reasoning Behind an Unconventional Idea

Links:

A new kind of AI risk I haven’t thought about yet
https://mastodon.social/@nixCraft/111469947823873017

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.

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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00:00:00 Apple Maps vs. Google Waze: A Showdown Begins 00:02:16 Apple Maps excels in city driving, while Waze shines on highways 00:07:29 Apple Maps: A Journey of Improvement 00:08:40 Apple Maps: Offline Maps, the Final Piece of the Puzzle 00:08:56 Web? 00:11:31 Incogni: Taking Back Control of Your Data Privacy 00:12:26 Setting Up Incogni: Easy Steps to Protect Your Personal Data 00:13:17 Criminals using extra fingers to challenge video evidence 00:14:17 Creepy but Ingenious: Criminals' Effort to Escape Jail 00:14:58 Questioning the Reasoning Behind an Unconventional Idea
Direct download: MV23307.mp3
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The panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea finish comments over the Apple-Goldman Sachs drama, look at the NameDrop misinformation campaign, Google Drive files loss, and a favorable change in Safari. (Part 2)

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Chapters:

0:02:36 Unique ID and Apple's Partnership with MasterCard
0:04:17 Surprising Revelation: Retailers Don't Get Bank Card Numbers
0:04:23 Apple Pay Collaboration with Member Banks
0:05:46 Convenient Apple Cash for Transactions
0:06:44 Apple Card vs. Apple Pay: Is it worth it?
0:08:53 Apple's potential fallout with Goldman Sachs
0:11:50 Speculation on the source of the Apple-Goldman Sachs story
0:18:22 Misinformation about a non-security issue
0:20:11 David's mention on MECOS for debunking disinformation
0:20:28 Concerns about legislative bodies not understanding technology
0:22:07 Varying responses from police departments on the issue
0:24:08 Safeguards and confirmation for sharing features
0:25:41 Different Solutions for the Problem
0:26:40 Protecting Your Personal Data with Incogni
0:28:39 Google Drive Users Reporting Disappearing Files
0:32:40 Apple Addresses Annoying Zoom Link Prompt
0:35:33 Apple Card: Tim Cook's Initial Thoughts and User Experience Forward
0:38:36 Wrapping up: Apple Maps vs. Waze

Links:

Apple ending relationship with Goldman Sachs, fate of Apple Card unclear 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/28/apple-ending-relationship-with-goldman-sachs-fate-of-apple-card-unclear/

Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/11/27/ios-17-namedrop-misinformation/

Google Drive users complain of missing files, months of data disappearing
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/11/27/google-drive-users-complain-of-missing-files-months-of-data-disappearing

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.

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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00:02:36 Unique ID and Apple's Partnership with MasterCard 00:04:17 Surprising Revelation: Retailers Don't Get Bank Card Numbers 00:04:22 Apple Pay Collaboration with Member Banks 00:05:46 Convenient Apple Cash for Transactions 00:06:43 Apple Card vs. Apple Pay: Is it worth it? 00:08:53 Apple's potential fallout with Goldman Sachs 00:11:50 Speculation on the source of the Apple-Goldman Sachs story 00:18:21 Misinformation about a non-security issue 00:20:10 David's mention on MECOS for debunking disinformation 00:20:28 Concerns about legislative bodies not understanding technology 00:22:07 Varying responses from police departments on the issue 00:24:07 Safeguards and confirmation for sharing features 00:25:41 Different Solutions for the Problem 00:26:39 Protecting Your Personal Data with Incogni 00:28:39 Google Drive Users Reporting Disappearing Files 00:32:39 Apple Addresses Annoying Zoom Link Prompt 00:35:32 Apple Card: Tim Cook's Initial Thoughts and User Experience Forward 00:38:36 Wrapping up: Apple Maps vs. Waze

Direct download: MV23306.mp3
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The MacVoices Live! panel took on breaking news on why Apple decided to pull the plug on the Apple Card relationship with Goldman Sachs, who would be a likely successor, and what the implications are for consumers. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea weigh in. (Part 1)

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Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple and Goldman Sachs part ways
0:06:00 Remembering Charlie Munger
0:06:58 Reflecting on a Remarkable Life
0:09:07 Windows vs. Mac Bug Exorcism
0:11:26 Goldman's dissatisfaction and Apple's initiative in finding new partner
0:12:43 Goldman Sachs losing money due to loan losses
0:14:20 Uncertainty about the fate of Apple savings account
0:22:01 Credit Rating and Charges on Apple Card
0:23:24 Apple's Shift towards Lower-priced iPhone and iPad Market
0:23:42 Apple User Base Shifts with iPhone's Popularity
0:25:34 Apple Demographics and Car Companies' Preferences
0:29:33 Apple Pay and Card Infrastructure
0:31:20 Implications of Apple's demands and potential future of Apple Card

Links:

Apple ending relationship with Goldman Sachs, fate of Apple Card unclear 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/28/apple-ending-relationship-with-goldman-sachs-fate-of-apple-card-unclear/

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.

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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00:00:00 Apple and Goldman Sachs part ways 00:06:00 Remembering Charlie Munger 00:06:58 Reflecting on a Remarkable Life 00:07:48 Introductions and Last Guest Arrives 00:09:06 Windows vs. Mac Bug Exorcism 00:11:26 Goldman's dissatisfaction and Apple's initiative in finding new partner 00:12:42 Goldman Sachs losing money due to loan losses 00:14:19 Uncertainty about the fate of Apple savings account 00:22:00 Credit Rating and Charges on Apple Card 00:23:24 Apple's Shift towards Lower-priced iPhone and iPad Market 00:23:41 Apple User Base Shifts with iPhone's Popularity 00:25:34 Apple Demographics and Car Companies' Preferences 00:29:33 Apple Pay and Card Infrastructure 00:31:20 Implications of Apple's demands and potential future of Apple Card

Direct download: MV23305.mp3
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To wrap up TV+ Talk for 2023, Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner compare notes on the conclusion of The Morning Show, discuss Buccaneers and Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and look forward to some of the upcoming shows and holiday specials on Apple TV+. 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Wrapping up an eventful third season of The Morning Show
0:02:01 Apple TV Plus: New England Patriots Documentary and Foundation Season 3
0:05:57 Monarch, Legacy of Monsters: Surprising Quality in Giant Monster Story
0:07:48 Taking Monster Movies Seriously
0:13:21 Overwhelming number of storylines
0:16:01 Unbelievable merger plot point raises questions
0:18:27 Waiting for the big payoff at the end
0:19:48 Lack of subtlety in Jennifer Aniston's performance
0:22:38 The Importance of Character and Denial
0:24:23 Character Development: Underexplored Potential
0:26:25 Criticism of a controversial scene in the show
0:29:38 Celebrities and the Dark Side of Social Media
0:31:39 Lack of subtlety in portraying Elon Musk character
0:35:19 Discussion on Apple TV Plus and Paramount Plus bundling
0:40:41 Apple services bundles and price point concerns

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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00:00:00 Wrapping up an eventful third season of The Morning Show 00:02:00 Apple TV Plus: New England Patriots Documentary and Foundation Season 3 00:05:57 Monarch, Legacy of Monsters: Surprising Quality in Giant Monster Story 00:07:48 Taking Monster Movies Seriously 00:13:21 Overwhelming number of storylines 00:16:00 Unbelievable merger plot point raises questions 00:18:27 Waiting for the big payoff at the end 00:19:48 Lack of subtlety in Jennifer Aniston's performance 00:22:37 The Importance of Character and Denial 00:24:22 Character Development: Underexplored Potential 00:26:25 Criticism of a controversial scene in the show 00:29:38 Celebrities and the Dark Side of Social Media 00:31:39 Lack of subtlety in portraying Elon Musk character 00:35:19 Discussion on Apple TV Plus and Paramount Plus bundling 00:40:40 Apple services bundles and price point concerns
Direct download: MV23304.mp3
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The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #5 features ”Pilot Pete” HarmonCharles EdgeKelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner picking books, bags, apparel and even something for the kitchen. (Part 1)

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Chapters:

0:05:06 Custom Slate Coasters: Personalized and Unique Gift Idea
0:08:01 Laser-Etched Gifts: Adding a Personal Touch to Presents
0:14:52 Impressed by the First 3D Printer Pick of the Year
0:15:11 Zippy Pouches for Organizing Travel Accessories
0:17:54 A Bag Problem: Organizational Bags for Electronics
0:19:59 Expand Your Monitor Setup with OWC Thunderbolt Adapter
0:21:40 Price Point and Variability of Holiday Gifts
0:25:51 Discovering the Versatility of a Watch in the Kitchen
0:26:01 The Complexity of Cooking Time for Thanksgiving Dinner
0:27:49 Balancing Safety and Taste in Cooking
0:28:14 Introduction and discussing the need for travel accessories
0:30:25 Discussing the practicality and convenience of the Air Caddy
0:36:35 Innovative External Hard Drive Travel Pouch
0:38:40 Easy to Use and Convenient for Video Producers
0:39:49 Cute Little Bag in Various Colors

Links:

Pete Harmon’s Picks:

RobinsBirdbrain Designs
https://robinsbirdbraindesigns.com/

The Angel of Christmas Paperback by Roger Blair Johnson 
https://amzn.to/3sYimJn

Charles Edge’s Picks:

WEEDO Tina2 3D Printers, Fully Assembled and Auto Leveling Mini 3D Printers for Kids and Beginners, Removable Plateform, Small Enclosed FDM 3D Printers 
https://amzn.to/4803r05

MEATER Plus: Long Range Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer with Bluetooth Booster | for BBQ, Oven, Grill, Kitchen, Smoker, Rotisserie | iOS & Android App
https://amzn.to/4189uxj

Kelly Guimont’s Picks:

Ultralite Sacks
https://ultralitesacks.com/

humangear GoTubb 
https://amzn.to/3t2v0Hi

Waterfield Air Caddy 
https://www.sfbags.com/products/air-caddy


Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

OWC Thunderbolt Dual Displayport Adapter, Dual displays up to 4K @ 60Hz, Single display up to 8K @ 30Hz, 2 DisplayPort 1.4 ports, Compatible with Mac and PC Thunderbolt (USB-C) devices, cable included  
https://amzn.to/47Dv7Id

Afterplug 2-Pocket Pouch for Laptop with Reusable Adhesive, for Portable External SSD 
https://amzn.to/3R0Xedo

USB C Extension Cable 1FT, Type C Extender Cord USB 3.1(10Gbps) Male to Female Right Angle Fast Charging Cable Compatible 
https://amzn.to/46H7LQP

Guests:

Charles Edge has written 9 books and over 3,000 blog posts on technology, with a focus on large-scale systems and server management, including Take Control of OS X Server. He is currently a product manager for JAMF Software. When not playing with computers at work, he can be found at home tinkering with computers for fun. His personal blog is krypted.com, his podcasts are JAMF After Dark and The Mac Admins Podcast, and you can follow him on Twitter.

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

“Pilot Pete” Harmon is a professional avaitor, co-host of MacGeek Gab and co-host of So There I Was. He can be reached on X as @PilotPete.

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00:05:05 Custom Slate Coasters: Personalized and Unique Gift Idea 00:08:01 Laser-Etched Gifts: Adding a Personal Touch to Presents 00:14:51 Impressed by the First 3D Printer Pick of the Year 00:15:11 Zippy Pouches for Organizing Travel Accessories 00:17:54 A Bag Problem: Organizational Bags for Electronics 00:19:59 Expand Your Monitor Setup with OWC Thunderbolt Adapter 00:21:39 Price Point and Variability of Holiday Gifts 00:25:51 Discovering the Versatility of a Watch in the Kitchen 00:26:00 The Complexity of Cooking Time for Thanksgiving Dinner 00:27:48 Balancing Safety and Taste in Cooking 00:28:14 Introduction and discussing the need for travel accessories 00:30:25 Discussing the practicality and convenience of the Air Caddy 00:36:35 Innovative External Hard Drive Travel Pouch 00:38:40 Easy to Use and Convenient for Video Producers 00:39:48 Cute Little Bag in Various Colors

Direct download: MV23302.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

This MacVoices Live! panel wraps up by discussing a new Windows Access app for Mac and iPad that simplifies remote desktop usage. The bright side is that there are benefits for Mac users in a Windows environment and the increasing popularity of Microsoft products for Mac users and Mac usage in large corporations like IBM. We conclude with a Microsoft-oriented warnings about Bing and what you may be asked to give up. (Part 3) 

MacVoices Live!

Today’s edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Live!, our weekly live panel discussion of what is going in the Apple space as well as the larger tech world, and how it is impacting you. Join us live at YouTube.com/MacVoicesTV at 8 PM Eastern 5 PM Pacific, or whatever time that is wherever you are and participate in the chat, or catch the edited and segmented versions of the show on the regular MacVoices channels and feeds.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:02:02 Introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app
0:03:03 Improved Remote Desktop Tools for Accessing Virtual Desktops
0:04:52 Microsoft's Mac App for Logging into Windows PC
0:07:20 Mac vs PC: A Better Experience for IT Departments
0:07:53 IBM's Mac Investment for Cost Savings
0:09:04 Azure Virtual Desktops as a Sandbox for Developers
0:09:18 Suspicious Request from Microsoft's Image Generator
0:10:28 Microsoft's Request for Birth Date Raises Concerns
0:12:52 Exercise Caution with Microsoft's Image Generator
0:13:43 Age Restrictions and Image Generation in Selling Services
0:14:43 Concerns about Apple's request for birthdates
0:14:58 A Test of Technical Difficulties

Links:

What is Windows App?
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-app/overview

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

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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00:02:02 Introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app 00:03:02 Improved Remote Desktop Tools for Accessing Virtual Desktops 00:04:51 Microsoft's Mac App for Logging into Windows PC 00:07:19 Mac vs PC: A Better Experience for IT Departments 00:07:53 IBM's Mac Investment for Cost Savings 00:09:03 Azure Virtual Desktops as a Sandbox for Developers 00:09:17 Suspicious Request from Microsoft's Image Generator 00:10:28 Microsoft's Request for Birth Date Raises Concerns 00:12:51 Exercise Caution with Microsoft's Image Generator 00:13:42 Age Restrictions and Image Generation in Selling Services
Direct download: MV23301.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

David GinsburgBrittany Smith, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, Jim ReaBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, and Ben Roethig discuss the issue of music fraud on Apple Music and Spotify's approach to royalties. Also covered are Apple's Satellite SOS feature and its connection to Qualcomm. Do Apple's business dealings in China and the cancellation of Jon Stewart's show warrant a Congressional inquiry. Finally, the panel examines the role of satirists in shaping public opinion and if journalistic standards do or should apply. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple Music fraud and satellite services challenges
0:02:17 Easy setup for gaming the system with music fraud
0:04:35 Apple's Fight Against Music Piracy
0:05:44 Scammers and Fraud in Music Streaming Services
0:07:24 Qualcomm's Satellite SOS and Apple's Free Service Extension
0:11:11 Apple's Potential Payment for Emergency Calls
0:12:45 Apple's Approach vs Android Manufacturers
0:13:27 Apple's Significant Investment
0:15:25 Congress Wants to Talk to Apple and Jon Stewart
0:16:19 Freedom of Speech Concerns and Government Involvement
0:17:34 Suspicions of External Influence Arise
0:18:46 Apple's Dilemma: Balancing Business and Chinese System
0:20:24 First Amendment Rights and Apple's Broadcasting Obligations
0:21:55 Congressional Scrutiny on Apple's China Ties
0:25:16 Comedians blurring the lines between activism and entertainment
0:27:18 Concerns over Jon Stewart's influence without journalistic standards
0:29:09 Apple's response deadline in congressional inquiry
0:30:57 Questioning journalistic standards and media agendas
0:32:44 The GE Handshake Controversy
0:35:15 Congresspeople and Clickbait

Links:

Apple Music fraud falls by 30% after beefing up protections https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/17/apple-music-fraud/

Qualcomm kills its copy of Apple’s satellite SOS after ten months 
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/11/qualcomm-kills-its-copy-of-apples-satellite-sos-after-ten-months/

Congress demands answers after Apple cancels Jon Stewart 
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/15/the-problem-with-jon-stewart-congress-apple-tv/

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

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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00:02:17 Easy setup for gaming the system with music fraud 00:04:35 Apple's Fight Against Music Piracy 00:05:44 Scammers and Fraud in Music Streaming Services 00:07:24 Qualcomm's Satellite SOS and Apple's Free Service Extension 00:11:10 Apple's Potential Payment for Emergency Calls 00:12:44 Apple's Approach vs Android Manufacturers 00:13:27 Apple's Significant Investment 00:15:25 Congress Wants to Talk to Apple and Jon Stewart 00:16:18 Freedom of Speech Concerns and Government Involvement 00:17:33 Suspicions of External Influence Arise 00:18:45 Apple's Dilemma: Balancing Business and Chinese System 00:20:24 First Amendment Rights and Apple's Broadcasting Obligations 00:21:55 Congressional Scrutiny on Apple's China Ties 00:25:15 Comedians blurring the lines between activism and entertainment 00:27:17 Concerns over Jon Stewart's influence without journalistic standards 00:29:09 Apple's response deadline in congressional inquiry 00:30:56 Questioning journalistic standards and media agendas 00:32:43 The GE Handshake Controversy 00:35:15 Congresspeople and Clickbait
Direct download: MV23300.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

In this MacVoices Live! session, David GinsburgBrittany Smith, Eric BoldenJeff Gamet, Jim ReaBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, and Ben Roethig touch briefly on the developing OpenAI drama, then shift to the emergence of Bluesy as a social media platform. The panel also discusses the uses and evolution (or devolution) of various other options. (Part 1) 

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Take Control Books: The Answers You Need Now, From Leading Experts.

Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Introduction and software testing
0:01:44 Mac Voices Live session begins
0:07:37 Priorities and the Evolving Open AI Situation
0:09:03 The Questionable Governance of a Leading Technological Company
0:10:25 Board Member Apologizes for Ouster, Wants to Rejoin
0:14:20 Microsoft gains control over talent and technology
0:16:21 Comparing Real Life to TV Drama "Succession"
0:18:12 User Exodus from X (formerly known as Twitter)
0:20:14 Facebook and Meta's Business Savvy
0:22:35 Threads' Growing Traction and Adoption
0:27:37 Instagram's decoupling from threads raises concerns
0:29:13 Brian also doesn't use Facebook or Instagram
0:30:56 Social media used as a news content repository by some
0:33:08 Spoutable exploring new ideas, unlike stagnant Twitter

Links:

Apple Music fraud falls by 30% after beefing up protections
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/17/apple-music-fraud/

Bluesky hits 2M users; public web interface and federation coming
https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/17/bluesky-hits-2m-users/

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

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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00:07:37 Priorities and the Evolving Open AI Situation 00:09:03 The Questionable Governance of a Leading Technological Company 00:10:24 Board Member Apologizes for Ouster, Wants to Rejoin 00:14:19 Microsoft gains control over talent and technology 00:16:20 Comparing Real Life to TV Drama "Succession" 00:18:12 User Exodus from X (formerly known as Twitter) 00:20:14 Facebook and Meta's Business Savvy 00:22:35 Threads' Growing Traction and Adoption 00:27:37 Instagram's decoupling from threads raises concerns 00:29:12 Brian also doesn't use Facebook or Instagram 00:30:55 Social media used as a news content repository by some 00:33:07 Spoutable exploring new ideas, unlike stagnant Twitter
Direct download: MV23299.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

The MacVoices Update for 2023-11 is a quick update about what we delivered in November, including MacVoices Live! sessions, Holiday Gift Guide sessions, and even some weekend releases. The month’s Support Report wraps things up. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 wraps up as Wally CherwinskiBart Busschots, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, and host Chuck Joiner compete for the most endorsements from other panel members. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:01:51 Micro SD Cards: A Versatile and Affordable Flash Drive Alternative
0:03:57 The Long-lasting and Reliable Cross Century Classic Pen
0:05:54 Bart's Watch Bands and Cross Pens
0:08:57 Audioengine A5 Pluses: Phenomenal Sound Quality
0:13:25 The Search for the Perfect Travel Bag Begins
0:14:06 The Quest for the Perfect Daypack
0:18:32 Cold Brew Coffee: The Perfect DIY Refreshment
0:21:29 Coffee: A Vice Worth Having
0:22:38 The Value of Having a Guide by Your Side
0:24:13 The Dedication of Take Control Book Authors
0:25:26 The search for the perfect monitor mount
0:27:07 The importance of screen real estate and productivity
0:28:35 Disappointment with other monitor arms

Links:

Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Cross Tech2 Refillable Ballpoint Pen 
https://amzn.to/3uoE8q0

Cross Classic Century Lustrous Chrome Ballpoint Pen, Model Number: 3502
https://amzn.to/3Ta3wKD

Willow & Everett Cold Brew Coffee Maker - 2 L Iced Tea & Coffee Cold Brew Maker - Glass Pitcher w/Stainless Steel Spout and Removable Filter  https://amzn.to/46hdGMg

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

C356 Type-C MicroSD Card Reader with USB 3.0 Super Speed Technology, Supports MicroSDXC, MicroSDHC, and MicroSD 
https://amzn.to/3MQLzwB

G4Free Sling Bag RFID Blocking Sling Backpack Crossbody Chest Bag Daypack
https://amzn.to/3MTUddB

 

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs’ Picks:

Portable Charger for Apple Watch, 1000mAh Magnetic Keychain Wireless Power Bank Watch Charger for iWatch with 4 LED Indicators

Take Control Books

Take Control of Sonoma by Joe Kissell

Take Control if iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 by Josh Centers

 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Audioengine A5+ Plus Powered Speakers

MOUNT PRO Single Monitor Mount Stand, Gas Spring Arm Height Adjustable Monitor Desk Mount, VESA Bracket for 17 to 32 Inch Computer Screen- Holds up to 17.6lbs with Clamp, Grommet Mounting Base

Guests:

By day, Bart Busschots is a Linux sysadmin and Perl programmer, and a keen amateur photographer when ever he gets the time. Bart hosts and produces the Let's Talk podcast series - a monthly Apple show that takes a big-picture look at the last month in Apple news, and a monthly photography show focusing on the art and craft of photography. Every second week Bart is the guest for the Chit Chat Across the Pond segment on Allison Sheridan's NosillaCast. You can get links to everything Bart gets up including a link to his photography and his personal blog.

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. Find some of his work on his YouTube channel.

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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Direct download: MV23297.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Series rolls on to #4 with picks from Wally CherwinskiBart Busschots, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, and host Chuck Joiner. This time, everyone cost everyone else money as picks were cross-endorsed. (Part 1) 

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MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:28 Gift Guide #4: The Challenge of Finding Unique Gifts
0:02:08 Introducing Brian Flanagan-Arthur to the Gift Guide
0:07:24 Apple Watch Bands and the Cost
0:09:39 Origins of the Watch Strap Collection
0:09:50 The Evolution of a Watch Band Obsession
0:11:05 12South's Time Porters: Effortless Apple Watch Strap Holders
0:14:39 Unexpected Use Cases for Air Tags
0:15:55 Practical Gift Guide Picks for Added Value
0:17:57 Importance of Backups and B2 Storage Option
0:20:59 The Benefits of a Wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone
0:23:26 Using the Microphone for Outdoor Activities like Cycling
0:26:01 Impressive Features and Battery Life of Wahoo Tracker
0:27:50 Apple Health and Sharing Data with Doctors
0:29:25 MacStock: A Resource for Apple Product Users
0:32:39 Setapp: A Subscription for Access to Over 100 Mac Apps

Links:

Bart Busschots’ Picks:

Twelve South TimePorter Wall Mount Display for Apple Watch Bands | Watch Band Holder Works with All Apple Watch Bands, Connect Several for Larger Collection Displays 
https://amzn.to/46hmrGd

Wahoo TICKR FIT Heart Rate Armband 
https://amzn.to/3ulybKz

Wally Cherwinski’s Picks:

Travel Power Strip - TROND 4 Outlets 4 USB Charger(2 USB C) with 3.3FT Wrapped Short Extension Cord Flat Plug, USB Portable Desktop Charging Station, Compact for Hotel Travel Cruise Essentials 
https://amzn.to/3R62aiw

Dual Wireless Microphone for iPhone iPad, Professional Wireless Lavalier Microphone for Video Recording, Clip On Lapel Mic 
https://amzn.to/3sEeddq

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs’ Picks:

Apple AirTag 4 Pack 
https://amzn.to/46mIjQj

Macstock Digital Pass
https://macstockconferenceandexpo.com/product/macstock-vii-digital-pass/

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Backblaze Online Backups

SetApp - Dozens of apps. One subscription.

Guests:

By day, Bart Busschots is a Linux sysadmin and Perl programmer, and a keen amateur photographer when ever he gets the time. Bart hosts and produces the Let's Talk podcast series - a monthly Apple show that takes a big-picture look at the last month in Apple news, and a monthly photography show focusing on the art and craft of photography. Every second week Bart is the guest for the Chit Chat Across the Pond segment on Allison Sheridan's NosillaCast. You can get links to everything Bart gets up including a link to his photography and his personal blog.

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. Find some of his work on his YouTube channel.

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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00:00:28 Gift Guide #4: The Challenge of Finding Unique Gifts 00:02:08 Introducing Brian Flanagan-Arthur to the Gift Guide 00:07:24 Apple Watch Bands and the Cost 00:09:39 Origins of the Watch Strap Collection 00:09:49 The Evolution of a Watch Band Obsession 00:11:04 12South's Time Porters: Effortless Apple Watch Strap Holders 00:14:39 Unexpected Use Cases for Air Tags 00:15:54 Practical Gift Guide Picks for Added Value 00:17:57 Importance of Backups and B2 Storage Option 00:20:59 The Benefits of a Wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone 00:23:26 Using the Microphone for Outdoor Activities like Cycling 00:26:01 Impressive Features and Battery Life of Wahoo Tracker 00:27:49 Apple Health and Sharing Data with Doctors 00:29:25 Macstock: A Resource for Apple Product Users 00:32:39 Setapp: A Subscription for Access to Over 100 Mac Apps
Direct download: MV23296.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

In the final part of this MacVoices Live! session, Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea cover: 

  • Google Looking For Help Against Apple
  • Chamberlain Closes The Garage Door On HomeKit Users

(Part 3)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:46 Google's Unlikely Success with RCS
0:02:33 Easy Communication with Android vs. iMessage Limitations
0:03:10 Government Assistance vs Merit-based Competition
0:04:24 Apple's Concerns with RCS and Carrier Dependency
0:06:03 Privacy Concerns and the Role of Google in RCS
0:07:19 Benefits of a Seamless Messaging System across Devices
0:08:36 Chamberlain's Arrogance: Shutting Down Third-Party Interaction
0:10:02 Chamberlain Dominates the Garage Door Opener Market
0:11:56 Clarifying the Unauthorized Access to APIs
0:12:30 MyQ System: Past Support for Multiple Smart Device Systems
0:13:40 Third-party Controllers as Garage Opener Workaround
0:14:59 Convenient Garage Monitoring with Cameras
0:16:25 Chamberlain's desire for ads and revenue generation
0:19:03 Chamberlain's focus on subscription services over advertising revenue
0:22:21 Extracting rent and extorting customers with diminishing value
0:23:43 Potential solutions and alternatives to Chamberlain's offerings
0:25:19 Final thoughts and reflections on the discussion

Links:

Google turns to regulators to make Apple open up iMessage 
https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/8/23951935/google-european-telcos-apple-imessage-digital-markets-act-core-platform-service-gatekeeper-lobbying

What is RCS messaging? Everything you need to know about the SMS successor 
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-is-rcs-messaging/

This smart garage door controller is no longer very smart 
https://www.theverge.com/23949612/chamberlain-myq-smart-garage-door-controller-homebridge-integrations

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.

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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00:01:45 Google's Unlikely Success with RCS 00:02:32 Easy Communication with Android vs. iMessage Limitations 00:03:09 Government Assistance vs Merit-based Competition 00:04:23 Apple's Concerns with RCS and Carrier Dependency 00:06:03 Privacy Concerns and the Role of Google in RCS 00:07:19 Benefits of a Seamless Messaging System across Devices 00:08:35 Chamberlain's Arrogance: Shutting Down Third-Party Interaction 00:10:01 Chamberlain Dominates the Garage Door Opener Market 00:11:56 Clarifying the Unauthorized Access to APIs 00:12:29 MyQ System: Past Support for Multiple Smart Device Systems 00:13:39 Third-party Controllers as Garage Opener Workaround 00:14:58 Convenient Garage Monitoring with Cameras 00:16:25 Chamberlain's desire for ads and revenue generation 00:19:02 Chamberlain's focus on subscription services over advertising revenue 00:22:21 Extracting rent and extorting customers with diminishing value 00:23:43 Potential solutions and alternatives to Chamberlain's offerings 00:25:19 Final thoughts and reflections on the discussion
Direct download: MV23295.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

The second part of this MacVoices Live! conversation finds Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea discussing: 

  • More on Microsoft’s OneDrive Misstep
  • More Right to Repair discussion: hardware pairing and locks
  • The Humane Pin - Who Will Buy It?

(Part 2)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:37 Microsoft OneDrive Discussion and Right to Repair Debate
0:01:36 OneDrive Problem Sparks Discussion in EV Forums
0:02:24 Microsoft vs Apple: Stability vs Ecosystem
0:04:38 Benefits of Using OneDrive and iCloud
0:13:37 Inconsistency between Apple and John Deere's repairability
0:16:09 The shift in car repairability and dependence on technology
0:18:15 Apple's lack of repairability and the ongoing debate
0:19:50 The diminishing repairability of old cars and Tesla's complexity
0:22:14 The potential benefits of right to repair for third-party shops
0:22:31 Apple's Limiting Repairs: Vindictive or Side Effect?
0:24:18 Limited Adoption Expected for the Humane Pin
0:24:55 Companion Device or Replacement for Phones?
0:25:46 Foldable Phones: Not for Everyone
0:34:41 Apple Watch: More than what they're claiming?
0:35:34 Accessibility and usefulness of the device

Links:

The right-to-repair movement is just getting started
https://www.theverge.com/23951200/right-to-repair-law-apple-ifixit-iphone

iOS 15.2 Fixes iPhone 13’s Face ID Repair Trap (and Improves Its Repair Score) 
https://www.ifixit.com/News/56386/ios-15-2-fixes-iphone-13s-face-id-repair-trap-and-improves-its-repair-score

Humane officially launches the AI Pin, its OpenAI-powered wearable 
https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/9/23953901/humane-ai-pin-launch-date-price-openai

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00:00:36 Microsoft OneDrive Discussion and Right to Repair Debate 00:01:36 OneDrive Problem Sparks Discussion in EV Forums 00:02:23 Microsoft vs Apple: Stability vs Ecosystem 00:04:38 Benefits of Using OneDrive and iCloud 00:13:37 Inconsistency between Apple and John Deere's repairability 00:16:08 The shift in car repairability and dependence on technology 00:18:15 Apple's lack of repairability and the ongoing debate 00:19:49 The diminishing repairability of old cars and Tesla's complexity 00:22:14 The potential benefits of right to repair for third-party shops 00:22:31 Apple's Limiting Repairs: Vindictive or Side Effect? 00:24:18 Limited Adoption Expected for the Humane Pin 00:24:55 Companion Device or Replacement for Phones? 00:25:45 Foldable Phones: Not for Everyone 00:34:41 Apple Watch: More than what they're claiming? 00:35:34 Accessibility and usefulness of the device
Direct download: MV23294.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

The MacVoices Panel of Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyBen RoethigEric Bolden, and Jim Rea look at: 

  • Apple’s cut of Google’s Search Engine Revenue
  • How SAG-AFTRA is handling the issue of actors and AI
  • Why it is so hard to quit Microsoft’s OneDrive (and an update)

(Part 1)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:00 Apple vs. Google: The Battle for Search Supremacy
0:00:34 Mac Voices Live - Join the Apple community discussion
0:03:49 Apple's Revenue from Google Search Revealed - Is this a big deal?
0:10:19 Apple's Search Engine Dilemma
0:13:14 Apple's Tight-Lipped Approach and Hypocrisy
0:15:27 Lack of User Interaction and Notification on Privacy Concerns
0:18:03 Dual Default Search Engines for Regular and Private Browsing
0:20:20 Frustration with Paid Placement Results on Google Search
0:21:13 Frustration with Google's focus on AdSense over search results
0:21:39 Bing's Unique Features and Rewards Program
0:23:43 Controversy over AI-generated images and deceased actors' likenesses
0:28:26 Microsoft's Forced OneDrive Integration
0:28:45 Arrogant Microsoft's Changes to Office

Links:

Google witness accidentally blurts out that Apple gets 36% cut of Safari deal
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/11/google-witness-accidentally-blurts-out-that-apple-gets-36-cut-of-safari-deal/

SAG-AFTRA Reveals How Studios Will Handle AI Replicas of Living and Dead Actors 
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/sag-aftra-studio-deal-artificial-intelligence-actors-1234873708/

Microsoft won't let you close OneDrive in Windows without you explaining it first 
https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-wont-let-you-close-onedrive-in-windows-without-you-explaining-it-first/

Microsoft pulls OneDrive update that would quiz you before letting you quit 
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/11/microsoft-pulls-onedrive-update-that-would-quiz-you-before-letting-you-quit/

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.

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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00:00:00 Apple vs. Google: The Battle for Search Supremacy 00:00:33 MacVoices Live - Join the Apple community discussion 00:03:48 Apple's Revenue from Google Search Revealed - Is this a big deal? 00:10:18 Apple's Search Engine Dilemma 00:13:14 Apple's Tight-Lipped Approach and Hypocrisy 00:15:26 Lack of User Interaction and Notification on Privacy Concerns 00:18:02 Dual Default Search Engines for Regular and Private Browsing 00:20:19 Frustration with Paid Placement Results on Google Search 00:21:12 Frustration with Google's focus on AdSense over search results 00:21:38 Bing's Unique Features and Rewards Program 00:23:42 Controversy over AI-generated images and deceased actors' likenesses 00:28:26 Microsoft's Forced OneDrive Integration 00:28:45 Arrogant Microsoft's Changes to Office
Direct download: MV23293.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

Brett Terpstra, Mark Fuccio, and Patrice Brend’amour and host Chuck Joiner finish off MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #3  with suggestions that are tech-oriented, health-oriented, and protection-oriented. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:03:02 Price update: OWC enclosure now $249 on Amazon
0:05:01 USB-C Hub: A Solution for Port Challenged Devices
0:07:10 Compact and Portable: Perfect for Traveling and Remote Work
0:07:45 Introducing Ubiquiti - Professional Network Equipment for Prosumers
0:12:35 Scalable and Flexible Networking Solution for Various Needs
0:14:30 Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Infrastructure for a Speed Boost
0:17:05 A Recommendation from DocRock: Consider Switching to Ubiquiti
0:17:23 The Dread of Yard Work
0:19:18 The Emotional Satisfaction of Burning Weeds
0:20:15 Propane tank discussion and its balance while in use.
0:29:27 Patrice's Last Pick: Fiction Book Recommendation
0:34:19 Affordable Screen Protectors for iPhone and iPad
0:35:47 Importance of Screen Protectors for iPhones and iPads
0:39:05 Quick and Easy Application of Screen Protectors
0:41:01 Game for Cats and Potential Damage to iPad Screens

Links:

Brett Terpstra’s Picks:

Better Touch Tool
https://folivora.ai

OWC Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure w/ Thunderbolt3 Ports
https://amzn.to/3QZd49E

Elgato Stream Deck Pedal – Hands-Free Studio Controller, 3 macro footswitches, trigger actions in apps and software 
https://amzn.to/40DCL2J

Mark Fuccio’s Picks:

Belkin Connect USB-C™ to 4-Port USB-C Hub, Multiport Adapter Dongle with 4 USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Ports & 100W PD with Max 10Gbps High Speed Data Transfer 
https://amzn.to/49BLK8G

Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine by Robert H. Lustig 
https://amzn.to/47yBjAN

Patrice Brend’amour’s Picks:

Ubiquity Dream Router 
https://ui.com/us/cloud-gateways/dream-router

Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force) by Craig Alanson 
https://amzn.to/3R57gvu

 

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Flame King YSNPQ810CGA Propane Torch Weed Burner with Integrated Lighter 
https://amzn.to/40WD1dv

amFilm Easiest Installation OneTouch for iPhone 15 Pro Max [6.7 Inch] Screen Protector Tempered Glass + Camera Lens Protector, Auto-Alignment Tech, Bubble Free, Case Friendly, Anti-Scratch 
https://amzn.to/3MMLk5L

amFilm (2 Pack for iPad Pro 12.9 (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018) Glass Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9 inch, Tempered Glass, Ultra Sensitive, Face ID and Apple Pencil Compatible 
https://amzn.to/3ug7U0a

 

 

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00:03:01 Price update: OWC enclosure now $249 on Amazon 00:05:00 USB-C Hub: A Solution for Port Challenged Devices 00:07:10 Compact and Portable: Perfect for Traveling and Remote Work 00:07:44 Introducing Ubiquiti - Professional Network Equipment for Prosumers 00:12:35 Scalable and Flexible Networking Solution for Various Needs 00:14:29 Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Infrastructure for a Speed Boost 00:17:05 A Recommendation from DocRock: Consider Switching to Ubiquiti 00:17:23 The Dread of Yard Work 00:19:18 The Emotional Satisfaction of Burning Weeds 00:20:15 Propane tank discussion and its balance while in use. 00:29:26 Patrice's Last Pick: Fiction Book Recommendation 00:34:19 Affordable Screen Protectors for iPhone and iPad 00:35:46 Importance of Screen Protectors for iPhones and iPads 00:39:05 Quick and Easy Application of Screen Protectors 00:41:00 Game for Cats and Potential Damage to iPad Screens

Direct download: MV23292.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45am EDT

The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Panel #3 of Brett Terpstra, Mark Fuccio, and Patrice Brend’amour offer up some unusual picks that range from geeky to practical. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:41 Introduction to MacVoices Gift Guide
0:07:28 Flume Smart Home Water Meter: Monitor and conserve water usage
0:10:53 A House for Sale: $249, No Plumbing or Wires
0:12:53 Choosing the right hard drives for your RAID setup
0:15:20 Considerations when selecting the appropriate drive size and model
0:20:33 Importance of Backing Up Data
0:21:37 The Versatility of the Stream Deck
0:23:57 Stream Deck: A Gateway to Automation
0:28:08 Kasa Smart Mini Plug - A Convenient Home Automation Solution
0:30:19 Samsung USB-C Flash Drive: Fast and Portable Storage
0:32:35 Potential Displacement and Portability Issues
0:33:40 Smart Home Picks: Nanoleaf Essential Light Strips
0:43:43 Compatibility and Software Challenges with Home Automation

Links:

Brett Terpstra’s Picks:

ShiftCam SnapGrip - Mobile Battery Grip with Wireless Shutter Button - Magnetic Mount Snaps on to Any Phone - Built in Powerbank with Qi Wireless Charging - Tabletop Dock 
https://amzn.to/46pFKgE

CapGrip II Smartphone Camera Grip Holder w Remote Control Shutter 1/4" Tripod Mount Phone Clip 
https://amzn.to/3T1oyuT

Kasa Smart Plug Mini 15A, Apple HomeKit Supported, Smart Outlet Works with Siri, Alexa & Google Home, UL Certified, App Control, Scheduling, Timer, 2.4G WiFi Only, 4-Pack 
https://amzn.to/3MGQQGH

Elgato Stream Deck Pedal – Hands-Free Studio Controller, 3 macro footswitches, trigger actions in apps and software 
https://amzn.to/40DCL2J

Elgato USB-C Stream Deck +, Audio Mixer, Production Console and Studio Controller for Content Creators, Streaming, Gaming, with Customizable Touch Strip dials and LCD Keys 
https://amzn.to/3ug3Nkx


Mark Fuccio’s Picks:

Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor & Water Leak Detector: Detect Water Leaks Before They Cause Damage. Monitor Your Water Use to Reduce Waste & Save Money. Installs in Minutes, No Plumbing Required 
https://amzn.to/47elUWQ

SAMSUNG Type-C™ USB Flash Drive, 256GB, Transfers 4GB Files in 11 Secs w/Up to 400MB/s 3.13 Read Speeds, Compatible w/USB 3.0/2.0, Waterproof 
https://amzn.to/3G8JV5r


Patrice Brend’amour’s Picks:

Western Digital 16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive 
https://amzn.to/47euULD

Nanoleaf Essentials Matter Bluetooth & Thread Smart LED Lightstrip 200" Smarter Kit (5m) - RGB & Whites, Controller, App & Voice Control (Works with Apple Home, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings) 
https://amzn.to/3sAOrqj


Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Elgato Stream Deck XL – Advanced Studio Controller, 32 macro keys, trigger actions in apps and software 
https://amzn.to/3SCHtfc

Smart Light Bulb, meross Smart WiFi LED Bulbs Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and SmartThings, Dimmable E26 Multicolor 2700K-6500K RGBWW, 900 Lumens 60W Equivalent, 4 Pack 
https://amzn.to/3syrWCz

Flame King YSNPQ810CGA Propane Torch Weed Burner with Integrated Lighter 
https://amzn.to/40WD1dv

amFilm Easiest Installation OneTouch for iPhone 15 Pro Max [6.7 Inch] Screen Protector Tempered Glass + Camera Lens Protector, Auto-Alignment Tech, Bubble Free, Case Friendly, Anti-Scratch 
https://amzn.to/3MMLk5L

amFilm (2 Pack for iPad Pro 12.9 (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018) Glass Screen Protector for iPad Pro 12.9 inch, Tempered Glass, Ultra Sensitive, Face ID and Apple Pencil Compatible 
https://amzn.to/3ug7U0a


Guests:

Patrice Brend’amour is the creator, advocate and Product Manager of a global healthcare software initiative, which is not only pushing the industry to provide user-centered solutions using the latest advances in UX and technology, but also advancing the sharing of medical information between healthcare providers across the world. She is also an avid podcaster, mainly in the technology space, as well as a maintainer and contributor to a number of open source projects. Everything she does can be linked to from The Patrice, You can follow her on Twitter, and engage with her on the podcast, Foodie Flashback.

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.

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 for Mac and recently co-authored “60 Mountain Lion Tips” with David Sparks for the iBookstore. He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcasts, Systematic and Overtired.You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on Twitter, and at his website, brettterpstra.com.


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Direct download: MV23291.mp3
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Rosemary OrchardMike Schmitz, and Joe Kissell finish off their picks as MacVoices Holiday Gift guide #2 closes out with iPhone-oriented picks, a photography pick, and something to tote your gear in. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:02:08 Compact and travel-friendly charger for all your devices
0:04:46 K-20 Tools: Keychain hex key for on-the-go repairs
0:08:14 The Convenience of Carrying Essential Tools Everywhere
0:10:06 Shooting High-Quality Video with an iPhone and the ProGrip
0:18:57 Convenient and Durable Wallet with Card Slot
0:19:56 Technical Difficulties with Joe's Zoom
0:22:03 Finding the Right Charger for Efficient Charging
0:24:04 NXPGKEA Charger: Compact, Versatile, and Affordable
0:26:00 Versatile Charger for Apple Tech and More
0:29:02 OWC Product Recommendation: A Surprise Pick
0:29:18 Affordable RAID Drive for Secure Data Storage
0:31:02 On-Site Backup Option for Important Files
0:32:39 Scalable Storage Solution to Meet Your Needs
0:33:00 Importance of Data Backup and Backblaze

Links:

Rosemary Orchard’s Picks:

ESR 3 in 1 Charger for Magsafe, Travel Charger Stand for Magsafe, Made for Apple Watch Certified, Foldable Charging Station Compatible with Magsafe and iPhone 15/14/13/12, AirPods Pro
 https://amzn.to/46fKu8u

ESR Magnetic Wallet (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Wallet, for iPhone Wallet with Adjustable Stand 
https://amzn.to/3QZR2Dx

ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost, Phone-Cooling Fast Charging, Arctic White + ESR HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Charger, MagSafe-Compatible Charger 
https://amzn.to/47a3gPL

ESR Magnetic Wireless Car Charging Set with CryoBoost (HaloLock), Compatible with MagSafe Car Charger 
https://amzn.to/3sO5vcq

MINIX 140W USB C Charger Mac Book Pro Charger Foldable, PD 3.1 PPS 3 x USB Type C Ports (Max 140W) Fast GaN II Loptop Wall Power Adapter
https://amzn.to/3sts8mC

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

ShiftCam ProGrip Starter Kit - DSLR Style Mobile Battery Grip - Wireless Shutter Button - Built in Powerbank - Qi Wireless Charging - Freestanding Dock - Tripod Mount
https://amzn.to/3QJjYye

OWC Thunderbolt Hub, 5 Port, 60W Charging, (3) Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, Compatible with M1 Macs, Thunderbolt 3 Macs, and Thunderbolt 4 PCs, USB4 Machines
https://amzn.to/40N9Au7

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

K20 Tools - Photography Keychain Multi-Tool with 5/32 (4mm) Allen Wrench Hex Key and Flat Head Screwdriver
 https://amzn.to/49G4800

140W USB C Charger PD 3.1 3-Port GaN Travel Charger Wall Charger 140W USB-C Power Adapter
https://amzn.to/3SIOVp3

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

STM Dux 30L Premium Tech Backpack - Carry On Travel Laptop Backpack (Fits 17" Laptops) - Customizable Storage Shelves, Water Resistant & Luggage Passthrough 
https://amzn.to/49AWJiJ

OWC 0GB Mercury Elite Pro Dual RAID USB 3.1 / eSATA Enclosure Kit https://amzn.to/47f9P


Guests:

Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site, MikeSchmitz.com, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at IntentionalFamily.fm. Follow him on Twitter as _MikeSchmitz.

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.

Rosemary Orchard is a nerd, automator, and chocaholic. When she’s not making Shortcuts or podcasting about them, you’ll frequently find her discussing her love of iPads and other Apple technology on RosemaryOrchard.comAutomatorsNested FoldersThe Sweet Setup, and ScreenCastsOnline. She is runs WhenWorks to help you schedule appointments more efficiently. Originally from the UK she now calls Vienna, Austria, home…until she returns to the U.K. Follow her on Twitter

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00:02:07 Compact and travel-friendly charger for all your devices 00:04:45 K-20 Tools: Keychain hex key for on-the-go repairs 00:08:13 The Convenience of Carrying Essential Tools Everywhere 00:10:06 Shooting High-Quality Video with an iPhone and the ProGrip 00:18:57 Convenient and Durable Wallet with Card Slot 00:19:56 Technical Difficulties with Joe's Zoom 00:22:03 Finding the Right Charger for Efficient Charging 00:24:04 NXPGKEA Charger: Compact, Versatile, and Affordable 00:25:59 Versatile Charger for Apple Tech and More 00:29:02 OWC Product Recommendation: A Surprise Pick 00:29:17 Affordable RAID Drive for Secure Data Storage 00:31:02 On-Site Backup Option for Important Files 00:32:39 Scalable Storage Solution to Meet Your Needs 00:32:59 Importance of Data Backup and Backblaze

Direct download: MV23290.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Our second MacVoices 2023 Holiday Gift Guide panel features Rosemary OrchardMike Schmitz, and Brett Terpstra picking products both practical and tech-oriented…or at least most of them are. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 2023 on Flipboard
https://flipboard.com/@chuckjoiner/2023-macvoices-holiday-gift-guide-hrivlnr7z

Chapters:

0:00:00 MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Number 2, Part 1 Begins
0:00:32 Introduction to MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide
0:03:05 Rose's First Gift Pick: Mous Phone Case with Wristlet
0:05:04 Stylish and Functional Phone Cases for Women
0:06:30 Loop Earplugs: A Solution for Noise Reduction
0:09:23 Opal Camera: DSLR-Quality Video in a Compact Webcam
0:15:08 Insta360 PTZ Webcam: Point, Tilt, Zoom for Enhanced Video Quality
0:17:01 Advanced features and auto-follow option make this webcam stand out
0:20:24 A Pocket-Sized Tripod for Steady Shots
0:21:22 Introduction to Magic Spoon Cereal
0:25:01 Subscription and Variety Options for Magic Spoon Cereal
0:26:36 Surprising Twist: Cereal on a MacVoices Gift Guide
0:27:38 Introducing Getaway House Experience
0:30:39 Purpose-Built Retreat Cabins for a Unique Camping Experience
0:32:40 Cabins for Different Group Sizes

Links:

Rosemary Orchard’s Picks:

Mous Case for iPhone 15 Pro Max MagSafe Compatible - Limitless 5.0 - Speckled Black Fabric - Protective iPhone 15 Pro Max Case - Shockproof Phone Cover
https://amzn.to/3QAcNIO

Mous – Phone Lanyard Crossbody with Detachable Wrist Strap – Purple 
https://amzn.to/3QIzUkm

MOFT MagSafe Wallet Stand for iPhone 15/14/13/12 Series MagSafe Compatible Phone Stand with 3 Viewing Angles 
https://amzn.to/47fWFTR

Mike Schmitz’ Picks:

Opal Tadpole - 4K Webcam with a Clip, Built for Laptops. 4K Sensor, VisiMic Directional Microphones, Works on Mac, PC and Tablets 
https://amzn.to/47xky9l

Getaway Packs 
https://getaway.house/packs/

Joe Kissell’s Picks:

Loop Quiet Ear Plugs for Noise Reduction – Super Soft, Reusable Hearing Protection in Flexible Silicone for Sleep, Noise Sensitivity 
https://amzn.to/49EhdXH

Loop Switch Ear Plugs 
https://us.loopearplugs.com/products/switch?variant=45556674429161

Magic Spoon Cereal
https://magicspoon.com

Chuck Joiner’s Picks:

Insta360 Link - PTZ 4K Webcam with 1/2" Sensor, AI Tracking, Gesture Control, HDR, Noise-Canceling Microphones, Specialized Modes, Webcam for Laptop, Video Camera for Video Calls, Live Streaming
https://amzn.to/47ganGv

Desk Clamp Power Strip Individual Switches, JUNNUJ 6 Outlet 800J Surge Protector Clamp Desktop Removable Table Desk Mount Socket 
https://amzn.to/47hCFjO

Guests:

Mike Schmitz is an Apple fanboy, coffee snob, and productivity junkie who is intent on teaching people how to be more productive. His newest effort is He is the Executive Editor for The Sweet Setup, a site dedicated to reviewing and recommending the very best Mac and iOS apps, and is the creator of FaithBasedProductivity, where he teaches his personal approach to getting more done. Mike lives in Wisconsin with his wife and 4 crazy boys and is the author of Thou Shalt Hustle. He is also the co-host of the Bookworm podcast and (probably) spends too much time on Twitter. You can find all his projects on his personal web site, MikeSchmitz.com, including his new podcast with his wife Rachel at IntentionalFamily.fm. Follow him on Twitter as _MikeSchmitz.

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.

Rosemary Orchard is a nerd, automator, and chocaholic. When she’s not making Shortcuts or podcasting about them, you’ll frequently find her discussing her love of iPads and other Apple technology on RosemaryOrchard.comAutomatorsNested FoldersThe Sweet Setup, and ScreenCastsOnline. She is runs WhenWorks to help you schedule appointments more efficiently. Originally from the UK she now calls Vienna, Austria, home…until she returns to the U.K. Follow her on Twitter

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00:00:00 MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide Number 2, Part 1 Begins 00:00:31 Introduction to MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide 00:03:05 Rose's First Gift Pick: Mouse Phone Case with Wristlet 00:05:03 Stylish and Functional Phone Cases for Women 00:06:29 Loop Earplugs: A Solution for Noise Reduction 00:09:23 Opal Camera: DSLR-Quality Video in a Compact Webcam 00:15:08 Insta360 PTZ Webcam: Point, Tilt, Zoom for Enhanced Video Quality 00:17:01 Advanced features and auto-follow option make this webcam stand out 00:20:24 A Pocket-Sized Tripod for Steady Shots 00:21:21 Introduction to Magic Spoon Cereal 00:23:03 Different Flavors and Shapes of Magic Spoon Cereal 00:25:00 Subscription and Variety Options for Magic Spoon Cereal 00:26:35 Surprising Twist: Cereal on a MacVoices Gift Card 00:27:38 Introducing Getaway House Experience 00:30:39 Purpose-Built Retreat Cabins for a Unique Camping Experience 00:32:40 Cabins for Different Group Sizes

Direct download: MV23289.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

Chuck JoinerDave GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursWeb BixbyJeff Gamet, Eric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea wrap up this MacVoices Live! discussion with a look at the risks of sharing information with ChatGPT and the importance of data security. We debate the difference between ChatGPT queries, search engine inquiries in relation to public domain information. We also talk about the potential consequences of using cloud-based AI systems and the hope for localized search features. (3)

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:01:45 Comparing ChatGPT and Google's Privacy Risks
0:11:16 Trustworthiness of Grammarly for Grammar Checking
0:14:35 Apple's Focus on On-Device Processing
0:16:44 Mark's Time Constraint and Contact Information
0:18:10 Discussion on Government Involvement, Not Partisanship
0:19:22 Clarifying the meaning of "tools" in context
0:19:54 GPT Training and Web Scraping
0:22:33 Training AI Models without Bias and Skewed Data
0:24:02 Utilizing AI for Data Processing and Employee Optimization
0:26:43 Introducing Mastodon as a platform for connection
0:27:52 No Good Will Come from Digging Yourself in a Hole

Links:

App Store for AI: OpenAI’s GPT Store lets you build (and monetize) your own GPT
https://techcrunch.com/2023/11/06/app-store-for-ai-build-your-own-gpt-and-sell-it-on-openais-gpt-store/

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