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#20221: Adam Engst at the Virginia Macintosh Users’ Group (2)
Sep 25 • 44 min
MacVoices’ visit with Adam Engst and the Virginia Macintosh Users’ Group wraps up with discussions of Apple and Tesla, CarPlay, set-top boxes and Apple TV, Adam’s upcoming iMac upgrade project, the benefits of SSDs, the future of iCloud, AirPods vs.…
#20220: Adam Engst at the Virginia Macintosh Users’ Group (1)
Sep 24 • 42 min
Adam Engst and host Chuck Joiner had the privilege of visiting a recent online meeting of the Virginia Macintosh Users’ Group. Topics ranged from Apple services bundles to guided listening and the Nvidia-ARM purchase. Why that purchase won’t affect…
#20219: MacVoices Update - 2020-09
Sep 23 • 5 min
In the September 2020 Update, Chuck touches on MacVoices Live!, MacVoices Briefings, and delivers this month’s Support Report.
#20218: Glenn Fleishman Takes Full Control of Zoom and Zoom Essentials (2)
Sep 22 • 37 min
Part 2 of our conversation with Glenn Fleishman, author of Take Control of Zoom Essentials and Take Control of Zoom, focuses on some applications and services that can improve how you look on Zoom, as well as provide you more flexibility in how you…
#20217: Glenn Fleishman Takes Full Control of Zoom and Zoom Essentials (1)
Sep 21 • 30 min
Glenn Fleishman has two new Take Control books to help you get more out of a popular video conferencing service. Take Control of Zoom Essentials is a free book and designed to get you up and running with the basics. If you want to take full advantage of…
#20216: Khoi Vinh on How Bumpr Lets You Choose Where You Open Links
Sep 18 • 19 min
If you use multiple email clients or need to open certain links in a specific web browser, then Bumpr is for you. Khoi Vinh explains how Bumpr was born out of a need that he and his co-creator Scott Ostler had. You might have that same need as you work…
#20215: MacVoices Live! on Apple’s “Time Flies” Event (2)
Sep 17 • 41 min
The second part of our MacVoices Live! session on Apple’s “Time Flies” event with the panel of Dr. Robert Carter, Mark Fuccio, Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, and Brittany Smith focused on the 8th Generation iPad and the iPad Air and the…
#20214: MacVoices Live! on Apple’s “Time Flies” Event (1)
Sep 16 • 52 min
MacVoices Live! took on the Apple “Time Flies” event just hours after it concluded with an all-star panel that included Dr. Robert Carter, Mark Fuccio, Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, and Brittany Smith. The first part of the show discussed the…
#20213: MacVoices Live! with Mark Fuccio (2)
Sep 15 • 42 min
The second part of our MacVoices Live! discussion with featured guest Mark Fuccio and panel members Mark Fuccio, Mike LaPlante, Kelly Guimont, Brittany Smith, and host Chuck Joiner dug into the topic of how some podcasts are tracking you, and an upcoming…
#20212: MacVoices Live! with Mark Fuccio (1)
Sep 14 • 37 min
Apple’s September event, “Time Flies” is the source of endless speculation, and we indulge in it too with featured guest Mark Fuccio, Mike LaPlante, Kelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner. Some of the topics include Apple Watch, iPhone, whether 5G will…
#20211: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Big Sur (2)
Sep 11 • 27 min
The second part of our conversation with Joe Kissell about Take Control of Big Sur focuses on how to get the most out of the new version of macOS, from the more iOS-influenced look to the features that you won’t be able to access until you buy an Apple…
#20210: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Big Sur (1)
Sep 10 • 29 min
Joe Kissell helps you get up and running with Apple’s latest version of macOS in Take Control of Big Sur. In the first part of our conversation, Joe explains how this book combines what could have been two books, and covers getting ready for the upgrade,…
#20209: MacVoices Live! with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus (2)
Sep 9 • 35 min
Our MacVoices Live! conversation with featured guest Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and panel members Dave Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Frank Petrie, and Warren Sklar continues with more about Bob’s new book, GarageBand For Dummies, Second Edition. That part of the…
#20208: MacVoices Live! with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus (1)
Sep 8 • 39 min
In spite of a technical difficulty, MacVoices Live! went on with featured guest Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and panel members Dave Ginsburg, Brittany Smith, Frank Petrie, and Warren Sklar. In Part 1, Bob talked about his newest effort, GarageBand For Dummies,…
#20207: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 (2)
Sep 3 • 29 min
We start the second part of our conversation with Josh Centers, the author of Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, with a review of some of the privacy and security features Apple has built in to iOS 14. Some of those include video and camera use…
#20206: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 (1)
Sep 2 • 26 min
Josh Centers has completely re-written his guide to Apple’s mobile operating systems in Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Josh explains how the App Library in iOS 14 works, why it might look like your apps are in two places at once (but aren’t), and…
#20205: MacVoices Live! - Michael E. Cohen of TidBITS and Take Control (2)
Sep 1 • 37 min
The second part of our MacVoices Live! conversation with featured guest Michael E. Cohen and the panel of Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, and host Chuck Joiner wrapped up our discussion of the on-going App Store saga with some interesting…
#20204: MacVoices Live! - Michael E. Cohen of TidBITS and Take Control (1)
Aug 31 • 36 min
Michael E. Cohen was the latest featured guest on MacVoices Live!, heading up the panel of Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, and host Chuck Joiner. We started off having Michael explain why his Take Control of Pages book has so many revisions and…
#20203: Aidan Fitzpatrick of Reincubate Discusses Camo, the iPhone Web Cam App (2)
Aug 28 • 21 min
Our conversation with Aidan Fitzpatrick, CEO of Reincubate, the developers of Camo, continues with more information on how their app makes your iPhone a high-quality camera. Camo provides a free mode with a watermark and a limited feature set, but the Pro…
#20202: Aidan Fitzpatrick of Reincubate Discusses Camo, the iPhone Web Cam App
Aug 27 • 26 min
Aidan Fitzpatrick, CEO of Reincubate, introduces us to Camo, their app that turns your iPhone or iPad into a high quality web cam. In the first part of our discussion, Aidan explains how Camo was developed to solve some of their internal problems, how it…
#20201: MacVoices Live! with Josh Centers (2)
Aug 26 • 35 min
Our MacVoices Live! conversation with featured guest Josh Centers and the panel of David Ginsburg, Michael E. Cohen, and host Chuck Joiner continued with more on the the Apple App Store. Jailbreaking, the use of enterprise certificates, and what Apple is…
#20200: MacVoices Live! with Josh Centers (1)
Aug 25 • 34 min
This MacVoices Live! focused on the Apple/Epic Games battle royale, with some great perspectives by featured guest Josh Centers, as well as David Ginsburg, Michael E. Cohen, and host Chuck Joiner. In the first part of the conversation, some of the issues…
#20199: Kirk McElhearn on Apple Music, Backing Up To A NAS, And More (2)
Aug 24 • 32 min
Our conversation with Kirk McElhearn continues with why backing up to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a bit different that some other options, which drives to buy for your NAS, and cat photos. We also return to the Apple Music question with an…
#20198: Kirk McElhearn on Apple Music, Backing Up To A NAS, And More (1)
Aug 21 • 34 min
Kirk McElhearn returns in a wide-ranging conversation that has something for everyone. Our first part starts with using Siri for calculations, cooking, cider, accounting software, and the Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanner software update. Then, we turn to an…
#20197: MacVoices Live! Mike Potter Wraps Up Virtual Macstock 2020 (2)
Aug 20 • 32 min
Our kudos to Mike Potter for Virtual Macstock 2020 continue with reviews of how the chats and Green Room worked as hosted by David Ginsburg, as well as getting an attendee perspective from Frank Petrie. Mike explains why he mixed pre-recorded talks with…
#20196: MacVoices Live! Mike Potter Wraps Up Virtual Macstock 2020 (1)
Aug 19 • 37 min
We wrapped up Virtual Macstock 2020 with host Mike Potter on a recent edition of MacVoices Live! Mike, along with Macstock chat host David Ginsburg and attendee Frank Petrie, discussed the building blocks of the virtual conference’s success, including the…
#20195: MacVoices Update - 2020-08
Aug 18 • 6 min
In the August update, Chuck answers questions about Facebook and YouTube video quality, talks about the MacVoices Blog, updates information on MacVoices Live!, and delivers the monthly Support Report.
#20194: MacVoices Live! with Shelly Brisbin (2)
Aug 17 • 30 min
The second part of our conversation with guest Shelly Brisbin, David Ginsburg, and Frank Petrie continues with comments on the new iMacs, Phil Schiller’s new designation at Apple, and the changing faces of keynotes and product introductions. The panel…
#20193: MacVoices Live! with Shelly Brisbin (1)
Aug 14 • 34 min
Shelly Brisbin was the featured guest on a recent edition of MacVoices Live!, where she joined David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, and host Chuck Joiner. Shelly was installing the iOS 14 beta live to prepare to research the next edition of her book, iOS Access…
#20192: Joe Kissell Takes Control of iCloud for the Seventh Time (2)
Aug 13 • 22 min
In the second part of our discussion with Joe Kissell about the seventh edition of his Take Control of iCloud, Joe explains why iCloud is the best, most reliable version of Apple’s file sharing and online storage service yet, how their simplification…
#20191: Joe Kissell Takes Control of iCloud for the Seventh Time (1)
Aug 12 • 31 min
Joe Kissell has updated his Take Control of iCloud to the seventh edition, the first in Take Control history. Can iCloud finally replace Dropbox? Joe tells us why the answer is a definite “maybe”, depending on your needs. He goes through some of the…
#20190: MacVoices Live! with Andrew Orr (2)
Aug 11 • 37 min
Our MacVoices Live! discussion with Andrew Orr of The Mac Observer and David Ginsburg shifts to the release of the new driver for ScanSnap scanners, hardware lifespan expectations, and how developers might get paid to continue supporting older, legacy…
#20189: MacVoices Live! with Andrew Orr (1)
Aug 10 • 30 min
Andrew Orr of The Mac Observer was the featured guest on a recent MacVoices Live!, and joined David Ginsburg and host Chuck Joiner to discuss his recommendation fo the Jumbo Privacy + Security app, and why looking beyond the app’s capabilities to the…
#20188: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Storage Again (Part 2)
Aug 7 • 28 min
Our conversation with Jeff Carlson, the author Take Control of Your Digital Storage, continues with a focus on whether or not you should consider a fusion drive, the benefits and drawbacks of those big, cheap hard drive, the rainbow color designations of…
#20187: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Storage Again (Part 1)
Aug 6 • 26 min
Storage might not be the first thing on your mind but it is where you store your data, so it is important to understand it. That’s why Jeff Carlson has updated his Take Control of Your Digital Storage to further address APFS (Apple File System) features,…
#20186: Mark Fuccio on The Meanings of Apple’s Quarterly Earnings (2)
Aug 5 • 23 min
Our conversation with Mark Fuccio on Apple’s quarterly financial results continues with discussions of what the results mean, Tim Cook’s appearance before Congress, and the ongoing debate over Apple’s 30% take on the App Store, and a different way to look…
#20185: Mark Fuccio on The Meanings of Apple’s Quarterly Earnings (1)
Aug 4 • 30 min
Mark Fuccio and host Chuck Joiner use the Apple quarterly earnings announcements as a springboard to discuss where Apple products stand in the time of COVID-19, and in the marketplace in general. From reliability to desirability, support expenses to the…
#20184: Andrew Gould of Squirrels on AirParrot, Reflector, and Ditto (2)
Aug 3 • 26 min
The second part of our conversation with Andrew Gould, the Co-Creator and CEO of Squirrels, continues with more discussions of how their products fit into the eduction market and how they apply to remote learning situations. Andrew also covers the…
#20183: Andrew Gould of Squirrels on AirParrot, Reflector, and Ditto (1)
Jul 31 • 29 min
Andrew Gould, the Co-Creator and CEO of Squirrels explains how their apps, AirParrot, Reflector, and Ditto, allow you to share your screen and content from your Mac, iPad, or Windows PC to other devices like Apple TV, Chromecast, Google Chromecast, or…
#20182: MacVoices Update - 2020-07
Jul 30 • 7 min
In the July update, Chuck talks about MacVoices Live!, MacVoices Magazine, and the MacVoices Blog, along with the Support Report.
#20181: MacVoices Live - Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris of Luma Touch (2)
Jul 29 • 31 min
We wrap up our MacVoices Live! discussion with Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris of Luma Touch with Chris demonstrating why real app builds work when betas don’t. A discussion of editing on the iPad vs. on your Mac, why the newest capabilities of Luma Fusion…
#20180: MacVoices Live - Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris of Luma Touch (1)
Jul 28 • 41 min
The first part of our MacVoices Live! discussion with Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris of Luma Touch starts with the newest features of LumaFusion, then veers off into questions of Apple Silicon Macs, touchscreen interfaces and what the ability to run apps…
#20179: SVMUG - Adam Engst on App Clips, Touch Screen Macs, Virtualization, Virtual WWDC
Jul 27 • 30 min
Our live virtual discussion with the Silicon Valley Mac User Group, Adam Engst and host Chuck Joiner wraps up with Adam’s comments on App Clips and iOS 14, and questions from the audience on touch screen Macs, virtualization on Apple Silicon, and the…
#20178: SVMUG - Adam Engst on Apple Silicon
Jul 24 • 35 min
In a live virtual discussion with the Silicon Valley Mac User Group, Adam Engst and host Chuck Joiner review some of the announcements from Apple’s WWDC. The first part focuses on the importance of the “Apple Silicon” announcement…what it means for the…
#20177: MacVoices Live - Brittany Smith Looks At Interfaces From a Cognitive Perspective (2)
Jul 23 • 27 min
The second half of our discussion with cognitive scientist Brittany Smith gets a bit more specific on the issue of interfaces with an example of an iPhone home screen that is distracting at best, how Apple tries to help you not create that distraction,…
#20176: MacVoices Live - Brittany Smith Looks At Interfaces From a Cognitive Perspective (1)
Jul 22 • 28 min
In our most recent MacVoices Live, Brittany Smith gives us a look at the macOS, iOS, and iPadOS interfaces from the perspective of a cognitive neuroscientist. The first part of our conversation delves into what our choices about preferred interface…
#20175: Rachel and Mike Schmitz Discuss Their Intentional Family Podcast (2)
Jul 21 • 28 min
In the second part of our discussion with Rachel and Mike Schmitz of The Intentional Family podcast, our guests dig deeper into the idea of “creators not consumers” as a central theme of their efforts, address the issues of living in today’s world, with…
#20174: Rachel and Mike Schmitz Discuss Their Intentional Family Podcast (1)
Jul 20 • 28 min
The first part of our conversation with Rachel and Mike Schmitz of The Intentional Family podcast starts with why this new show, what gives them the credibility to talk about it, and their desire to share what has worked for their family. From…
#20173: Mike Potter Provides A Final Summary on the Upcoming Virtual Macstock
Jul 17 • 29 min
As we count down the last few days to this year’s Macstock, which will be a virtual event, organizer Mike Potter discusses the details of the presentations and live online sessions. From a list of presenters to the “Macstock Lounge” where attendees can…
#20172: MacVoices Live - The App Store at 12; Favorite Apps (2)
Jul 16 • 43 min
Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, Warren Sklar, and host Chuck Joiner continue their discussion (debate?) over the Apple App Store, and run through some of their favorite apps and why. Both current and legacy apps are mentioned, and be sure to…
#20171: MacVoices Live - The App Store at 12; Favorite Apps (1)
Jul 15 • 30 min
The Apple App Store just had its 12th anniversary week. How time flies! The panel of Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, Warren Sklar, and host Chuck Joiner talk about the development of The App Store, its importance to the Apple ecosystem, and…
#20170: Members of the Macworld All-Star Band Discuss The Creation of Their New Video (2)
Jul 10 • 39 min
The second part of our special MacVoices Live session with Macworld All-Star Band members Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton, Bob LeVitus, and Duane Straub, and production team members Wally Cherwinski and Skylar Hamilton, digs a bit deeper info the audio and…
#20169: Members of the Macworld All-Star Band Discuss The Creation of Their New Video (1)
Jul 9 • 35 min
In a special MacVoices Live session, Macworld All-Star Band members Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton, Bob LeVitus, and Duane Straub, along with production team members Wally Cherwinski and Skylar Hamilton, talk about their newest project, a lockdown video…
#20168: Kyle Foster of Synology On Their Newest Products And NAS Features (2)
Jul 8 • 25 min
Our conversation with Kyle Foster, Marketing Specialist for Synology, wraps up with a discussion of what you can do with their devices besides just using them for storage. One of the strengths of Synology are the built in applications, both first- and…
#20167: Kyle Foster of Synology On Their Newest Products And NAS Features
Jul 7 • 24 min
Kyle Foster, Marketing Specialist for Synology, introduces their new, upgraded NAS models that are for both home and business, and helps us understand how Synology names their products so that you know exactly what each can do. Expandable by RAM upgrades,…
#20166: MacVoices Live – More Big Sur Beta, Publishing Benchmarks, and Rumor Handling (2)
Jul 6 • 32 min
Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, Frank Petrie, and host Chuck Joiner continue their MacVoices Live discussion of how to safely run the Big Sur developer (or public) beta by making an external SSD recommendation, and dig in to the violation of Apple’s NDA by…
#20165: MacVoices Live - iPhone at 13, Big Sur Beta, Peanut Butter (1)
Jul 2 • 34 min
Jeff Gamet, David Ginsburg, and Frank Petrie showed up for the most recent edition of MacVoices Live. Jeff started us out by sharing his “free agent” status and teases a new podcast that is in the works. Next, the panel looks back on the original iPhone…
#20164: Mike Potter Gets In-Depth on WordPress (3)
Jul 1 • 36 min
Mike Potter of ESC! Technologies wraps up our discussion of WordPress with a discussion of Plugins and how they bring functionality to your web site, and offers more thoughts on whether you need a developer or whether you want do run your website…
#20163: Mike Potter Gets In-Depth on WordPress (2)
Jun 30 • 38 min
Mike Potter of ESC! Technologies starts to dig into the details in the second part of our conversation about using WordPress for publishing your web site. The conversation starts with why the their community is both an important asset and an important…
#20162: Mike Potter Gets In-Depth on WordPress (1)
Jun 29 • 35 min
In the first in a series of discussions on WordPress with Mike Potter of ESC! Technologies (and Macstock Conference & Expo), we start with why your website is so important no matter what business or organization you represent. Security matters, the…
#20161: MacVoices Live - WWDC Review with a Super-Panel of Experts (3)
Jun 26 • 31 min
Our MacVoices Live discussion of the Apple WWDC announcements with the panel of Jeff Gamet, Marina Epelman, Mark Fuccio, Frank Petrie, Jim Rea, Michael T. Rose, Brittany Smith, Brett Terpstra, and Frederick Van Johnson wraps up by covering adaptive…
#20160: MacVoices Live - WWDC Review with a Super-Panel of Experts (2)
Jun 25 • 36 min
The second part of our MacVoices Live panel discussion of Apple’s WWDC keynote featuring Jeff Gamet, Marina Epelman, Mark Fuccio, Frank Petrie, Jim Rea, Michael T. Rose, Brittany Smith, Brett Terpstra, and Frederick Van Johnson covered more of the…
#20159: MacVoices Live - WWDC Review with a Super-Panel of Experts (1)
Jun 24 • 37 min
MacVoices Live took on the task of reviewing the Apple announcements from WWDC with an amazing all-star super-panel of Jeff Gamet, Marina Epelman, Mark Fuccio, Frank Petrie, Jim Rea, Michael T. Rose, Brittany Smith, Brett Terpstra, and Frederick Van…
#20158: MacVoices Live - Virtual Conferences, In-Person Conferences, and WWDC (2)
Jun 18 • 34 min
This edition of MacVoices Live, recorded as we get ready for the online version of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), features a discussion of how virtual conferences compare to the in-person variety. Kelly Guimont and Brittany Smith join…
#20157: MacVoices Live - Virtual Conferences, In-Person Conferences, and WWDC (1)
Jun 17 • 36 min
This edition of MacVoices Live, recorded as we get ready for the online version of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), features a discussion of how virtual conferences compare to the in-person variety. Kelly Guimont and Brittany Smith join…
#20156: Randy Fredlund of Vivid-Pix On Photo Correction At Home and Underwater
Jun 16 • 28 min
Randy Fredlund, Cofounder of Vivid-Pix, overcame all sorts of hurdles to tell us about their software products that help you improve your photos, no matter where they were taken. With Land & Sea Scuba, your underwater pictures take on a new dimension.…
#20155: MacVoices Update - 2020-06
Jun 15 • 10 min
This MacVoices Update for June talks about the response to MacVoices transcripts, how MacVoices Live is evolving and why there will be a change of where to find it, and the Support Report.
#20154: Aleksey Novicov of Yodel Code Introduces ScreenBadge
Jun 12 • 44 min
Aleksey Novicov of Yodel Code introduces ScreenBadge, the latest in his evolving efforts to help facilitate the exchange of business contact information. With COVID-19, not only are we interacting in person less, but are reluctant to exchange business…
#20153: MacVoices Live on ARM-Based Macs, Work & Education in Lockdown, iMac Re-Design (2)
Jun 11 • 29 min
The second part of our MacVoices Live conversation with David Ginsburg and Frank Petrie dug a bit more into the effects of ARM-based Macs, how lockdown has affected both work and education, and whether a new iMac design is a good idea at this time.
#20152: MacVoices Live on ARM-Based Macs, Video Production Tricks, and iPad Pro (1)
Jun 10 • 35 min
MacVoices went live on Facebook on 2020-06-09 with David Ginsburg and Frank Petrie. The topics ranged from video lighting and production tricks to Apple’s stock price spike, ARM-based Macs and using iPad Pro as the main machine. Oh, and we found out how…
#20151: David Sparks Release New Field Guides For Keyboard Maestro and Apple Photos
Jun 8 • 37 min
We caught up with David Sparks to talk about his two latest Field Guides, Keyboard Maestro Field Guide, covering the automation utility and Photos Field Guide (2nd Edition), covering Apple’s Photos app. For Photos. In the former, Keyboard Maestro has made…
#20150: How Lockdown Will Affect Tech In Business Going Forward (2)
Jun 5 • 41 min
The second part of our conversation about how Lockdown has and will affect business going forward features more opinions and experiences from Mark Fuccio, Barry Fulk, Mike T. Rose, and host Chuck Joiner. Topics include changes in logistics, robotics,…
#20149: How Lockdown Will Affect Tech In Business Going Forward (1)
Jun 4 • 34 min
Lockdown has brought lots of changes to the way businesses conduct their operations. Some of those changes will be long-standing if not permanent. In a wide-ranging discussion, Mark Fuccio, Barry Fulk, Mike T. Rose, and host Chuck Joiner cover their…
#20148: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Apple Mail For The Fifth Time (2)
Jun 3 • 29 min
The second part of our discussion with Joe Kissell, the author of Take Control of Apple Mail,5th edition focuses on how Joe extends the capabilities of the program by using third party utilities, some of the necessary but annoying security interruptions…
#20147: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Apple Mail For The Fifth Time (1)
Jun 2 • 29 min
Joe Kissell has updated Take Control of Apple Mail to the 5th edition. In the first part of our discussion, Joe outlines some of the nastier bugs in Apple Mail, including one that can lose data, explains why you may want to avoid column view, and why…
#20146: Derrick Story Guides You Through Digitizing Your Family Memories
Jun 1 • 41 min
Like most of us years, and maybe even decades, of your family photos are in the proverbial shoe box under a bed somewhere. Derrick Story has a new course, Digitizing Family Memories, that will help you through the process of converting them to digital…
#20145: Jeff Carlson Explains macOS Snapshots and How To Use Them (2)
May 29 • 34 min
Jeff Carlson continues his discussion of the snapshot feature in macOS, explaining why disk Utility takes longer because of snapshots and why it is worth it, how to delete snapshots and why you shouldn’t, and more information to help you understand and…
#20144: Jeff Carlson Explains macOS Snapshots and How To Use Them (1)
May 28 • 25 min
Jeff Carlson draws on information from his Take Contol of Your Digital Storage to help us understand macOS snapshots. A function of recent version of macOS, snapshots facilitate backups and data recovery in a way that is similar to, but different from,…
#20143: Bryan Chaffin Discusses His Satisfaction Level With Apple’s Release Schedules (2)
May 27 • 34 min
Part 2 of our discussion with Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer starts with reading in bed with the iPad and ends with Apple TV+. In between we cover laptop use, Apple TV (the device), voice control expectations, Apple Pay, Apple Card, and why you should…
#20142: Bryan Chaffin Discusses His Satisfaction Level With Apple’s Release Schedules (1)
May 26 • 33 min
Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer has had some issues with Apple’s product release schedules in the past. He weighs in on how things have been going in recent months, both before and during the COVID-19 lockdown. Bryan also begins an evaluation of Apple’s…
#20141: Rosemary Orchard Takes Over WhenWorks And Talks OmniFocus
May 22 • 36 min
Rosemary Orchard returns to talk about her most recent project: taking over WhenWorks, the service that helps you schedule your appointments with others at times of mutual convenience without revealing your entire calendar. Rosemary explains how she came…
#20140: Winston Chen Discusses Voice Dream, The eBook Reader That Does It All (Part 2)
May 21 • 34 min
In Part 2 of our discussion with Winston Chen, the Founder and iOS Developer for Voice Dream ,we get into some of the details of the app, including formats supported, ebook DRM, sources of ebooks, and an exception in copyright law for visually challenged…
#20139: Winston Chen Discusses Voice Dream, The eBook Reader That Does It All (Part 1)
May 20 • 35 min
Winston Chen, the Founder and iOS Developer for Voice Dream talks about their flagship app that provides a variety of ebook-reading features, including text-to-speech in a number of different voices and languages and more. In Part 1, Winston talks about…
#20138: Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Zoom (Part 2)
May 19 • 36 min
The second part of our conversation with Glenn Fleishman the author of the new Take Control of Zoom from Take Control Books, gets into a discussion of Zoom security, how they have dealt with some of the missteps, and how comfortable you can be using it.…
#20137: Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Zoom (Part 1)
May 18 • 33 min
The first part of our interview with Glenn Fleishman, the author of the new Take Control of Zoom from Take Control Books, has Glenn providing some of his favorite tips for the video conferencing service from both the attendee and the host perspectives.…
#20136: MacVoices Briefing - Five Things To Do To Get Ready To Come Out of Lockdown
May 15 • 13 min
Some of us are on the verge of coming out of lockdown, some are not. Get your Mac (and you) ready as you get back to work, or get to work with tips on how to make it better save some disk space, save some money, and gain some new skills.
#20135: MacVoices Update - 2020-05
May 13 • 9 min
The May update asks for your feedback on a possible new Patreon reward, and how to sample it before it goes into effect, an update on the MacVoices web site, and a plug for Chuck’s appearance on a new show. Also, the Support Report and a call for…
#20134: Developer John Brayton Updates Golden Hill Software’s Unread 2
May 12 • 28 min
John Brayton of Golden Hill Software gives us an update on Unread 2, his RSS reader that not only looks good, but packs a ton of functionality. John talks about the addition of an option to override summaries and go straight to the web site text and…
#20133: OverDrive’s Libby Lets You Listen To Audiobooks on Sonos
May 11 • 26 min
A new partnership between OverDrive and their app Libby and the Sonos smart speakers will let you listen to audiobooks from your local library. Adam Sockel, Integrated Marketing Specialist for Overdrive, tells us how it works, how you can take advantage…
#20132: TidBITS 30th Anniversary with Adam Engst (Part 2)
May 8 • 36 min
TidBITS publisher Adam Engst continues his conversation on the 30th anniversary of their email newsletter, explaining why TidBITS avoided adopting publishing trends, why introducing graphics helps the reader, and in spite of all the changes, email remains…
#20131: TidBITS 30th Anniversary with Adam Engst (Part 1)
May 7 • 32 min
TidBITS, the longest running email newsletter on the Internet just had its 30th anniversary, and publisher Adam Engst celebrates by talking about how web development has become a discipline of its own, and how that affected TidBITs over the years. He…
#20130: ‘How Long Should Tech Last’ with Charles Edge, Ken Ray, and Brett Terpstra (Part 2)
May 6 • 29 min
The second part of the discussion on “How Long Should Tech Last” with the panel of Charles Edge, Ken Ray, Brett Terpstra, and host Chuck Joiner get into topics that include the costs of maintaining older hardware and software from both the end user as…
#20129: ‘How Long Should Tech Last” with Charles Edge, Ken Ray, and Brett Terpstra (Part 1)
May 5 • 31 min
A discussion on “How Long Should Tech Last” starts with the realization that the hardware and software you buy today is, sooner or later, going to be obsolete. That may seem obvious when it comes to computers, less so when talking about smart speakers,…
#20128: Apple Earnings Report Discussion with Mark Fuccio
May 4 • 38 min
Mark Fuccio provides some thoughts on Apple’s April 2020 financial call. Once again, Apple beat the Street’s expectations. Mark comments on that, his opinion on the no financial guidance for the upcoming quarter, and then digs in to some of the other…
#20127: Gary Rebholz of Vegas Creative Software and Josh Davies of FXhome Profile Vegas Post
May 1 • 25 min
In spite of the fact that there was no NAB this year, there are still lots of stories in the video production world that need to be told. This time, Gary Rebholz of VEGAS Creative Software and Josh Davies of FXhome talk about their collaboration on VEGAS…
#20126: Michael Cohen Takes Control of the Newest Version of PDFpen from Smile
Apr 29 • 32 min
Our discussion on the second edition of Take Control of PDFpen with author Michael E. Cohen starts with a little history of the file format, explains why this book is free, then turns to the newest features of the PDF-editing utility. Michael explains why…
#20125: Bart Busschots On Privacy, End User License Agreements, and Zoom
Apr 28 • 33 min
The second part of our discussion with Bart Busschots covers the privacy and security issues surrounding Zoom, and the strengths and weaknesses of the platform. The question of whether the End User License Agreement provided adequate notice on these, and…
#20124: Bart Busschots Talks Programming By Stealth and Taming The Terminal
Apr 27 • 39 min
Bart Busschots talks about his two free online courses to help you get a little more geeky. In Taming the Terminal, Bart and Allison Sheridan help you get comfortable with working with the Unix underpinnings of macOS, and in Programming by Stealth they…
#20123: Jon Bach of Puget Systems On Custom PCs, the Mac Pro, and Their New Consulting Services
Apr 24 • 32 min
Jon Bach, the CEO of Puget Systems, is back to talk about how and why you might want to consider one of their custom-built PC boxes if you have video production needs. Jon explains why their service goes beyond just building the boxes to include some…
#20122: MacVoices Update - 2020-04
Apr 23 • 17 min
The April Update contains updates on the MacVoices web site, MacVoices Thinking, why no COVID-19 shows, and the Support Report. Then, Chuck digs deep on the how’s and why’s of recording MacVoices and why it has recently changed.
#20121: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Apple Watch (Part 2)
Apr 22 • 29 min
We continue our discussion with Jeff Carlson, the author of Take Control of Apple Watch from Take Control Books, digging into the question of Apple Watch apps and the Watch App Store, as well as health-related apps and features. Enormous progress has been…
#20120: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Apple Watch (Part 1)
Apr 21 • 31 min
Jeff Carlson just finished his latest effort, Take Control of Apple Watch for Take Control Books, a detailed examination of the capabilities of the current version of the hardware and software, with a nod to the future. In the first part of our…
#20119: Michael E. Cohen Explores Apple Interface Mysteries (Part 2)
Apr 20 • 27 min
The second half of our conversation with Charlotte Henry of The Mac Observer starts off discussing the tenth anniversary of the iPad and ends with workflow discussions. Along the way Charlotte and host Chuck Joiner debate the reasons for a 32 GB iPad,…
#20118: Michael E. Cohen Explores Apple Interface Mysteries (Part 1)
Apr 17 • 34 min
The latest offering from Take Control Books is a bit unusual for them. Michael E. Cohen explains why he has wanted to write Apple Interface Mysteries for a long time, and why now was the right time. Rather than digging into perform different functions in…
#20117: Mike Potter Discusses Macstock - The 2020 Cancellation and 2021 Plans
Apr 16 • 35 min
Macstock organizer Mike Potter has announced that this year’s event has joined the list of cancellations due to COVID-19, and walks us through the behind-the-scenes factors that went into that decision. A disappointment? Absolutely, but Mike has bigger…
#20116: FiLMic and Luma Touch Join Forces to Present the Mobile Creator Summit
Apr 15 • 38 min
Terri Morgan, Co-Founder and Principle Designer for Luma Touch, and FiLMic Founder and CEO Neill Barham have put together the Mobile Creators Summit to fill part of the gap left by the cancellation of NAB this year. They join us to talk about the whats,…
#20115: Mike Schmitz on Goal Setting and Re-Setting During Lockdown
Apr 14 • 33 min
We continue our discussion with Mike Schmitz about being productive during lockdown. In this episode, Mike talks more about the new time blocking course, shares one of his experiences with goal setting and why it convinced him goals can be…
#20114: Mike Schmitz On Time Blocking and Productivity During Lockdown
Apr 13 • 32 min
Mike Schmitz helps us understand productivity during the lockdown, and why it is OK not to be engaged in productive activities all the time. One of those ways is to use time blocking, and Mike explains how the new course at The Sweet Setup can be used to…
#20113: Charlotte Henry on Apple’s Response to COVID-19, and Ten Years of the iPad (Part 2)
Apr 10 • 32 min
The second half of our conversation with Charlotte Henry of The Mac Observer starts off discussing the tenth anniversary of the iPad and ends with workflow discussions. Along the way Charlotte and host Chuck Joiner debate the reasons for a 32 GB iPad,…
#20112: Charlotte Henry on Apple’s Response to COVID-19, and Ten Years of the iPad (Part 1)
Apr 9 • 35 min
Charlotte Henry of The Mac Observer examines Apple’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, not just from the monetary donations side, but also from the resources angle, and why Amazon, the streaming services and others are in the spotlight. Charlotte turns…
#20111: Jeff Carlson On Luminar 4 From a Photographer’s Perspective (Part 2)
Apr 8 • 34 min
Jeff Carlson covers more photo editing tips from his latest effort, The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4. In the second part of our discussion, we talk about RAW files, whether they come from a DSLR or from your iPhone, and the difference it can make to…
#20110: Jeff Carlson On Luminar 4 From a Photographer’s Perspective (Part 1)
Apr 7 • 35 min
Jeff Carlson is back to discuss photo editing from a different perspective. In his The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4, we get a look at a new way to enhance our photos. While Luminar has all the usual capabilities, Jeff explains how it uses slider…
#20109: Shelly Brisbin Discusses The Latest in Accessibility and Her Book, iOS Access for All (2)
Apr 6 • 33 min
In second part of our discussion with iOS Access for All author Shelly Brisbin, she talks about how iOS and macOS compares to other platforms, who’s making progress in the accessibility area, and how they are doing it. Shelly also explains what she would…
#20108: Shelly Brisbin Discusses The Latest in Accessibility Her Book, iOS Access for All (1)
Apr 3 • 32 min
Shelly Brisbin has put the finishing touches on the latest revision to her book iOS Access for All, and joins us to discuss some of the improvements to accessibility in iOS 13 and iPad OS 13, whether the gap between iPad and Mac is closing from a…
#20107: MacVoices Briefing - Five More Ways To Improve Your Videoconferencing
Apr 2 • 11 min
By popular demand, Chuck provides five more ways to improve your videoconferencing skills. Find out what to do and what not to do. (And no, these five tips won’t cost you any money either.)
#20106: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus On His Training, Music, Productivity Hardware (Part 2)
Apr 1 • 33 min
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus continues his discussion of being productive while working from home with an update on the training he provides at Working Smarter For Mac Users, some of the things that he is doing for himself, and two surprising pieces of gear that…
#20105: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus’s Productivity Tips For Working At Home
Mar 31 • 36 min
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has spent most of his career working from home, so what is new to many us is his normal. Bob tells us some of the challenges he faced early on, how he overcame them, and how he can help you overcome yours. He also covers some…
#20104: MacVoices Update - 2020-03
Mar 29 • 10 min
In the update for March 2020, Chuck talks about some changes to the MacVoices format, the new “MacVoices Thinking” benefit for Patreon supporters as well as an upcoming new benefit that is under construction. A review of all the MacVoices assets available…
#20103: Peter Cohen on the new Mac mini, iPad Pro, and MacBook Air (Part 2)
Mar 27 • 25 min
In the second part of our discussion of new Apple hardware with Peter Cohen, we turn to the inevitable question of whether the iPad can replace a Mac laptop, and if it can, should it? Peter has some thoughts, and then looks at the new MacBook Air, what…
#20102: Peter Cohen on the new Mac mini, iPad Pro, and MacBook Air (Part 1)
Mar 26 • 34 min
Apple’s latest hardware releases go under the microscope in our discussion with Peter Cohen. In Part 1, the discussion starts with Apple’s timing in releasing these devices, then digs deep into the Mac mini, who it is for, and why it is a better value in…
#20101: Briefing - Five Ways To Improve Your Videoconferencing
Mar 25 • 12 min
Chuck offers five (plus a bonus) tips on how to look and sound better when conducting video conference calls. (And no, they won’t cost you any money.)
#20100: Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Working From Home Temporarily (Part 2)
Mar 20 • 30 min
In the second part of our conversation with Glenn Fleishman, the author of Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily, provides some times for being an effective participant in video and audio conferencing, the services involved, and some hardware that…
#20099: Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Working From Home Temporarily (Part 1)
Mar 19 • 34 min
Glenn Fleishman has a brand new, very timely, and absolutely free title from Take Control Books, Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily. He taps his experience as a work-from-home freelancer, as well as tips from others in the same situation, to…
#20098: Oliver Breidenbach On Developments with mimoLive, FotoMagico for iPad and More (Part 2)
Mar 17 • 19 min
In Part 2 of our conversation with Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software talks about the new FotoMagico for iPad, and the features that make it one of the best photo experiences on that device. Oliver covers their pricing model and their thinking…
#20097: Oliver Breidenbach On Developments with mimoLive, FotoMagico for iPad and More (Part 1)
Mar 13 • 26 min
Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software, delivers a preview of an in-development portable hardware streaming product that is based on their video production software, mimoLive. The benefits of that set-up, how the NDI output makes both this solution as…
#20096: Ken Ray Talks About His New Show, ‘In A Few Minutes’
Mar 12 • 53 min
Ken Ray of MacOSKen fame talks to us about the genesis of his newest show, ’In A Few Minutes’. He explains why it was tested behind a pay wall before making it public and discusses both the production model and the business model of the show. What In A…
#20095: Briefing - Five Essential Pieces of Gear For Your New MacBook
Mar 10 • 17 min
Chuck outlines five pieces of hardware that he considers essential for the owners of any Mac laptop, from the brand new 16” MacBook Pro down to the MacBook Air, then includes two bonus picks as well. Find out what you should be buying.
#20094: Jim Tierney of Digital Anarchy On The New Version of Transcriptive
Mar 6 • 26 min
Jim Tierney, Chief Executive Anarchist at Digital Anarchy, is back to update us on the latest version of Transcriptive, the Adobe Premier plugin that delivers time-coded transcriptions. But that’s just the start. Jim explains the use cases of the new…
#20093: Josh Centers Revises Take Control of Apple TV
Mar 4 • 37 min
In the new edition of Take Control of Apple TV, Josh Centers addresses the surprising topic of whether you need Apple’s set-top box to enjoy the benefits of what it offers. Josh talks about the proliferation and quality of the Apple TV app on smart TVs…
#20092: Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Home Security Cameras
Mar 2 • 68 min
Glenn Fleishman has a brand new book, Take Control of Home Security Cameras, which goes way behind just buying one and connecting it. Glenn joins us to discuss the origin of the book, some of the factors you need to consider when selecting a camera, and…
#20091: Update - 2020-02
Feb 29 • 8 min
In this month’s Update, Chuck reviews the status of listener support, asks for feedback on a new idea for Patrons, discusses where to watch the best quality video version of MacVoices, plugs Instagram, and delivers the Support Report.
#20090: Joe Kissell Takes Control of The Mac Command Line With Terminal
Feb 28 • 47 min
Joe Kissell is back with a new edition of Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, the third edition of this book that will help you get comfortable with one of the most mis-understood parts of macOS. Joe explains how Catalina made this new…
#20089: Getting Into The MacBook Pro 16” with Mark Fuccio
Feb 26 • 70 min
Mark Fuccio and host Chuck Joiner both recently pulled the trigger on new 16” MacBook Pros. The discuss how they made their purchases, what configurations they selected, and why. There were also the challenges of migration from their previous laptops, the…
#20088: Briefing - The myCharge Hub Turbo
Feb 21 • 6 min
In this Briefing, Chuck reviews the myCharge Hub Turbo, a charger/battery/power bank that hits all the sweet spots that include power, connectivity, price, and convenience.
#20087: Paul Kafasis On Combining (Or Not) Mac and iOS App Licensing
Feb 19 • 33 min
Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba helps us examine the subject of combining licenses for iOS and Mac apps. The development of Mac apps through Catalyst isn’t quite as easy as Apple made out, especially if a developer wants to optimize for the Mac platform.…
#20086: Briefing - The Upgradability of Apple’s Dongles
Feb 14 • 9 min
In this Briefing, Chuck talks about discovering that an Apple dongle can be upgraded to provide additional backward compatibility, and considers that fact in relation to an earlier MacVoices discussion about the obsolescence of our smart home devices.
#20085: Mike Schmitz Teaches You Mind Mapping
Feb 11 • 34 min
Mike Schmitz’ new course for The Sweet Setup helps organize and develop your ideas and projects. Mastering Mind Maps teaches you how to capture your ideas in a mind map, and then turn them into actionable projects. Mike explains how the course is…
#20084: David Ginsburg on His CES Freshman Year and Mac/iOS App Combination Purchasing
Feb 10 • 34 min
David Ginsburg of In Touch With iOS made his first trip to CES this year, and joins us to talk about his experiences, how his expectations lined up with reality, and whether he will be headed back next year. He also comments on the impact iOS 13 and…
#20083: Adam Engst on Smart Assistants, The Effect of Advertising, and Issue #1,500 of TidBITS
Feb 7 • 71 min
Adam Engst discusses the state of iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and Catalina, why our smart assistants aren’t smart enough (yet), and why he is so steamed up about your data being sold. From Netflix to subscriptions, paragliding to printing address labels, and after…
#20082: Kirk McElhearn On Sonos, Gear Updates, and Obsolescence
Feb 5 • 57 min
Kirk McElhearn and host Chuck Joiner dig into the Sonos smart speaker issue, looking at the past, present, and what we know about the future. They debate the issue of obsolescence in smart home devices and beyond, how manufacturers get paid to keep their…
#20081: Mark Fuccio on Apple’s Financials, The Coronavirus Effect, The Trillion Dollar Club, and 5G
Feb 4 • 62 min
Apple’s announcement of their quarterly results means we talk to Mark Fuccio about yet another new record-setting quarter, the coverage Apple gets from the financial press, how the coronavirus is and may affect them in the future. We also dig into the…
#20080: MacVoices Update - 2020-01
Feb 3 • 4 min
After completing 77 interviews from CES, this month’s update is short. Chuck asks for your feedback, requests your thoughts on a possible new project, and reviews the Support Report.
#20079: Jeff Gamet On Apple TV+, Streaming Video, and Evaluating Apple
Jan 31 • 42 min
Jeff Gamet gets us back on a regular schedule with a discussion that starts with how Apple is being evaluated and his experience with Apple TV+. Other topics covered include what is missing in the streaming video space, Jeff’s new MacBook Pro 16”, and the…
#20078: 77-Show Wrap-Up And CES Exhibitor Suggestions With Norbert Frassa
Jan 30 • 41 min
We wrap up or CES coverage after seventy-seven individual interviews. Chuck and Cameraman/Sherpa/Show Floor Samurai Norbert Frassa review some of the highlights of the show, a few of their favorite interviews, and offer some suggestions for CES exhibitors…
#20077: CES - Amaryllo Introduces Voice-Controlled Security Cameras
Jan 29 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Cindy Kuo, Global Marketing Director for Amaryllo, told us about their two CES Innovation Awards, their voice-controlled security camera, another security camera that integrates with your home lighting, and the fact that their cameras…
#20076: CES - AfterShokz Introduces Aeropex
Jan 29 • 4 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Aryal Smith, Marketing Director for AfterShokz, told us about their latest bone conduction headphone model, Aeropex. The new model is their lightest yet, with enhanced audio and an IP67 waterproof rating. Find out why this may be the…
#20075: CES - Satechi Announces New Charging Pad, Keyboards, Charger and More
Jan 29 • 8 min
At CES in Las Vegas, our annual visit with Satechi gave us look at their extensive collection of accessories. Austin Reitsch, Domestic Account Executive, walked us through a new of their latest products, including a charging pad, new keyboards, a Mac mini…
20074: CES - Twinkly Takes Holiday Lights to the Next Level
Jan 28 • 7 min
At CES in Las Vegas, one of our favorite new products was demonstrated by Andrea Tellatin, CEO of Twinkly. Their smart holiday lights can be wrapped around any object, 2D or 3D, and then programmed using their app with either pre-made designs or your own…
#20073: CES - Brydge Has Keyboards, And Now TrackPads, For Your iPad
Jan 28 • 6 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Brydge was showing off their keyboards for your iPads, but with something new. With iOS 13, iPads can now support trackpads, and Brydge has you covered. April de Haan, Head of Marketing, shows off the new products and discusses their…
#20072: CES - John Deere Shows Off Some Impressive Farm Tech
Jan 28 • 9 min
At CES in Las Vegas, farm tech was on display in a big way in the John Deere booth. Joel Hergenreter, Manager Program Management at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, talked about the sophistication of their equipment, what it can do, and how it…
#20071: CES - AirSelfie Is An Affordable Flying Camera That You Control with Hand Gestures
Jan 27 • 7 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Greg Appelhof, President of AirSelfie, showed off their line of flying cameras that not only can be controlled by their app, but also by hand gestures. Mark Ahern, Business Development Specialist, demos those gestures, Greg talks…
#20070: CES - Favored Tech Can Make Your Devices Waterproof With No Case
Jan 27 • 6 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we learned about a process that can make your phone or tablet waterproof. Tom Fisher Solutions Engineering Director for Favored Tech, explained how their coating can be applied by original equipment manufacturers, how it can be varied…
#20069: CES - Scosche Introduces Modular Charging Dock and iPhone Car Mounts
Jan 27 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Scosche was showing off a wide variety of new products. Augie Rodriguez, National Trainer for Scosche, talked about their new BaseLynx modular charging doc that can accommodate all of your Apple devices. Augiie also covered their new…
#20068: CES - PowerVision Introduces a Combination Drone / AI Video Camera
Jan 27 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, PowerVision was flying a drone through a shower of water. Chris Leigh, Regional Sales Director, who was flying the drone, explained how it not only can fly during a heavy rain, but can take off and land from the water, and also has…
MacVoice #20067: CES - Audio-Technica Has New Earphones, Microphones, and Headphones
Jan 27 • 8 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Audio-Technica was showing off a long list of new products. Bob Peet, Marketing Manager - Home Audio, took us through just a few, including two sets of True Wireless earphones, new microphones that are perfect for the content creator,…
#20066: CES - Flic Puts A Button In Your Smart Home System
Jan 26 • 4 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Flic was demonstrating their smart button that can not only do what the smart speakers do, but can do more. Maria Campo, Marketing & Sales Admin, explains why you need to add their buttons to your smart home. Supporting Zappier and…
#20065: CES - Loop Earplugs Help Protect Your Hearing With Style
Jan 26 • 4 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we saw lots of earphones, but nothing exactly like Loop Earplugs. Co-Founder Maarten Bodewes talks about how his personal experience led him to co-found the company, why you won’t be embarrassed to wear their earplugs, and how they…
#20064: CES - POW Audio Introduces Collapsable Speakers
Jan 26 • 3 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we saw another option for controling not only your garage door, but also you’re gates. Ben Kurucso, Co-Founder of Remootio, explained how their device works, where it stands with HomeKit, and how you can get one.
#20063: CES - bellus3D Introduces Full-Head Scanner That Works In 3 Seconds
Jan 26 • 8 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Eric Chen, CEO for bellus3D, explains show their new seven-camera rig can scan your head in three seconds, delivering improved resolution over their previous products, and the kinds of products that can be custom-fitted to you.…
#20062: CES - STM Introduces New iPad Handling and Charging Stand
Jan 25 • 6 min
At CES in Las Vegas, STM introduced two new products that caught our eye. Head of Marketing & Branding Tracy Smith demonstrated the variation on their Dux case that introduces a “grip” for your iPad to improve the ergonomics of holding your it for…
#20061: CES - Insta360’s Newest Modular Camera Is Multi-Use and Features a Leica Lens
Jan 25 • 11 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Eli MacKinnon, the Director of Communications for Insta360, profiled their newest product that is modular, giving you amazing flexibility to turn it from a 4K action camera to a 360-degree camera, to a very capable standard camera.…
#20060: CES - Nextbase Has A Dash Cam For Everyone
Jan 24 • 18 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we caught up with Bryn Brooker, Head of Marketing for Nextbase, who gave us a rundown of just a few of their dash cam models that run from the basic up to their latest, a 4K dash cam that can capture up to 120 FPS and features…
#20059: ArtDesignPainting Creates Interactive Art And Measures Responses
Jan 24 • 7 min
At CES in Las Vegas, CEO and Artist Founder Cyril Nardon of ArtDesignPainting demonstrated their system of making a piece of art interactive from an information perspective, and how they capture and evaluate reactions to that art.
#20058: CES - TrueDrive Helps Make You A Better Driver
Jan 23 • 4 min
At CES in Las Vegas, TrueDrive offers a low-cost driving monitoring and safety solution. Patrick Bailey explains how it works, the kinds of information it delivers, and how it can restrict use of your phone automatically to help keep you safe.
#20057: CES - Remootio Offers Remote Control Garage Doors and Gates
Jan 23 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we saw another option for controling not only your garage door, but also you’re gates. Ben Kurucso, Co-Founder of Remootio, explained how their device works, where it stands with HomeKit, and how you can get one.
#20056: CES - ShiftCam’s iPhone Case Offers Multiple Additional Lenses
Jan 23 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, ShiftCam was showing off their iPhone lens case and system that no only offers you additional lenses on their case so that you never forget them, but also acts as a carrier for higher quality lenses to improve your iPhone photography…
#20055: ShowStoppers - Hoop Announces A Camera That Knows Who You Are
Jan 22 • 7 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, Hoop introduced a new security camera that not only does that other security cameras do, but also recognizes the faces, so that it can identify and notify you who is in your house. Paul Zakrzewski,Head of Global…
#20054: ShowStoppers - Castaway Puts Two Screens, Two Integrated Devices In Your Hand
Jan 22 • 9 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, Castaway Development CEO Ken Mages explains how he was inspired to create their Castaway Case that marries two devices, and iPhone and a Chromebook, into an integrated device that allows you to not only share…
#20053: ShowStoppers - Confirmed Improves Your Meeting Scheduling
Jan 22 • 8 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, David Radin of Confirmed outlines some of the problems with current scheduling applications and how their app solves those problems by allowing flexibility in times, dates, and locations. David talks about those…
#20052: ShowStoppers - Waverly Labs Provides Real-Time Audio Translations
Jan 22 • 6 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, Sergio Del Rio Diaz, VP of Product for Waverly Labs, outlines why their Ambassador product may come as close to Star Trek’s Universal Translator as we will ever get. Based on machine learning, you can use Ambassador to…
#20051: ShowStoppers - Diamond Dog Puts A Sapphire Screen On Your IPhone
Jan 22 • 4 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, Wendell Blonigan, President, CEO, Director at Intevac, explained how their Diamond Dog screen protector provides sapphire-strength protection for your iPhone screen, thanks to their special manufacturing process.
#20050: CES - myCharge Has a Fast Charging Battery With All The Cables
Jan 21 • 4 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, myCharge was showing their external battery pack that not only has both Lightning and USB-C cables built in, but also foldable outlet prongs for charging. Laura Baumgartner profiles the unit and highlights the fast…
#20049: ShowStoppers - Celestron Introduces An Affordable Smartphone-Powered Telescope
Jan 21 • 6 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the value delivered by Celestron in their new telescope model that utilizes your smart phone to locate deep sky objects easily. Ben Hauck, Senior Vice President of North American Sales, explains…
#20048: ShowStoppers - YubiKey Offers Better Two-Factor Authentication
Jan 21 • 7 min
At ShowStoppers at CES in Las Vegas, Yubico Director of Global Communications Ashton Miller explains why their product, YubiKey, offers a superior form of two-factor authentication. With multiple models, including to address Mac, iPhone, and iPad…
#20047: CES - IOGEAR Delivers Docks, Video Switchers, Keyboards, and More
Jan 20 • 19 min
At CES in Las Vegas, the IOGEAR new products were so numerous that it took two representatives to cover even a few of them. Marco Ordaz, Associate Product Manager, and Derek Hamilton, Product Manger, took us through an array of gear that included docs,…
#20046: CES - Clario Introduces New Security Service Options
Jan 20 • 6 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Guy Williams, Business Development Director for Clario, discusses their security software and service that not only protects you from threats, but also gives you consultants to call if something should happen or if you clicked on the…
#20045: CES - GoDonut Delivers a Versatile iPhone and iPad Stand
Jan 20 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we got a look at the GoDonut, an iPhone and iPad stand that is small, offers multiple angles for each device, and can be used with cases on. Marketing Manager Faith Escobedo talks about its construction, finishes and colors.
#20044: CES - CamTouch Offers An Affordable, Easy-To-Use Alternatives to Smart White Boards
Jan 20 • 7 min
At CES in Las Vegas, CamTouch CMO Anastasiia Liubiashcheva explains how their product provides a simple to set-up, simple to use alternative to smart boards and white boards, for both the education and business markets. Anastasiia talks about the…
#20043: CES - MOFT Offers A Variety of Unusual, Useful Mac, iPad and iPhone Stands
Jan 20 • 10 min
At CES in Las Vegas, the multiple Mac, iPad, and iPhone stands offered by MOFT (Mobile Office For Traveler) caught our eye as being unique among the many other products in the same category. Content Director Samuel Pan demonstrated several of their…
#20042: CES - R3M3MB3R Transcribes Your Phone Calls In Stereo For Better Accuracy
Jan 20 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, R3M3MB3R CEO Mark Russell explains how their service captures your phone calls and delivers a superior transcript by recording in stereo to cut down on noise and distracting sounds. Mark reviews the pricing, use cases, and logistics…
#20041: CES - StayTouch Lets You Trade Contact Info By Touching Your Phones
Jan 19 • 5 min
In Eureka Part at CES in Las Vegas, StayTouch was demonstrating how you can share your contact information with others by just touching phones. Brand Director Yulia Sedova discussed the process, security, and automatic updating of information.
#20040: CES - subVo Improves Audio Performance Using Sensors On The Speaker
Jan 19 • 5 min
From CES in Las Vegas, we learned about the technology from subVo that can be included by manufacturers to improve audio and reduce distortion. CEO Joe Harris showed some samples of how the sensors is mounted, and explained how they track the movement of…
#20039: CES - Fluidensity Protects Your Art Using The Blockchain
Jan 19 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Peter Langela, CEO of Fluidensity, talks about how their product can protect your investment in art by tracking and authenticating ownership on the blockchain. How it works, how shares of ownership are handled, and what it could mean…
#20038: CES - Wonder Painter Brings Your Drawings And Photos To Life, Then Animates Them
Jan 19 • 6 min
At CES in Las Vegas, one of our favorite demos came from Xiang Cao, PhD, the CEO of Wonder Painter. Turning simple drawings into 3D animated characters was easy, but taking a photo of someone (in this case, Chuck), and making him dance showed just how…
#20037: CES - Owl Labs’ Meeting Owl Delivers High Quality, Smart Video Conferencing
Jan 19 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Owl Labs was showing the latest version of their Meeting Owl, a combination of 360-degree camera, speaker, microphone, and software that not only makes video conferencing better, but “produces” the video of the meeting by creating…
#20036: CES - LINEDOCK Announces New Models for New MacBook Pros
Jan 18 • 7 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Nancy de Fays and Quentin Malgaud of LINEDOCK showed off the latest models of their MacBook and MacBook Pro dock that features extra battery life, nine ports, and on-board FLASH storage. Nancy and Quentin talk about their upcoming…
#20035: Pepcom - ResQProtect Images Your Hard Drive To Protect From Ransomware
Jan 18 • 9 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, ResQProtect was showing off their device that protects you from ransomware by imaging your hard drive. Director Alex Grossman explained how it works, how the virus and threat definitions get updated, and…
#20034: Pepcom - StreamGear Puts A Streaming Video Rig In Your Hand
Jan 18 • 9 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Gerald Virga, Co-Founder of StreamGear, showed us their new device that can turn your iPhone, DSLR, camcorder or Android phone into a fully-featured streaming rig, ready to send video to your favorite…
#20033: Pepcom - Anker Introduces An iPhone Flash, A Video Doorbell, and A Conference Mic
Jan 17 • 7 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Anker Public Relations Manager Edo Campos shows off a number of their new products, including an iPhone flash/sustained light for photography and videography, a video doorbell, and a portable conference…
#20032: Pepcom - JBL Introduced New Headphones, Wireless Earphones, Speakers
Jan 17 • 5 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Jessica Butler of JBL talked to us about just a few of the new products from JBL. Some of this year’s highlights came in the form of a new boom box that not only rocks the block, but also charges your…
#20031: Pepcom - Kanex Has Charging Options For All Your Apple Devices
Jan 17 • 4 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Kanex’ Marketing Program Manager Tracy Thomas walked us through their latest offerings that help you charge your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, at your desk or on the go.
#20030: Pepcom - Pictar Shows Off A Quality Selfie Stick That Isn’t Just For Casual Use
Jan 17 • 5 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, we found out that, finally, someone makes a quality selfie stick. Doron Kasmi, Head of Business Development for Pictar, demonstrated the capabilities of their product which offers control over zoom and…
#20029: Pepcom - Belkin Showed a Ton of New Products, From WiFi 6 to Batteries
Jan 17 • 6 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, the Belkin table was full of new products under their own brand, the Wemo brand, and the Linksys brand. Public Relations Coordinator Cassie Pineda gave us a tour of products that include WiFi 6 devices, a…
#20028: Pepcom - Synology Debuts New Entry Level NAS
Jan 16 • 6 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Synology introduced a new entry level NAS model, the DS420J, which boasts an improved chip set. Klye Foster, Marketing Specialist, discusses the use cases for this model that range from document storage to…
#20027: Pepcom - Fujitsu’s New Document Scanner is Cloud Ready, Catalina Ready
Jan 16 • 7 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Fujitsu was showing the capabilities of their Catalina-ready flagship scanner, the ScanSnap IX1500. Bernie Schweiss, Vice President of Sales and Business Development demonstrated how you can scan straight…
#20026: Pepcom - Moshi Announces A 10-Year Warranty and New Gear
Jan 16 • 6 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Moshi announced that their products will now have a 10-year warranty. Even better, Spencer Pangborn, Director, Product Marketing, explained how that warranty is retroactive for the Moshi products you…
#20025: Pepcom - 1More Introduces New CES Award-Winning Headphones
Jan 16 • 4 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Stacy Lee, PR & Events Manager for 1More, talks about their latest CES Award-winning true wireless headphones, one for fitness and one that features noise cancellation and dual hybrid drivers. 1More also…
#20024: Pepcom - Aukey Introduces New High Power Chargers
Jan 16 • 3 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Aukey introduced their new Omni line of compact, high power chargers for your devices. CEO Ruston McLean talks about the GaN technology that makes the chargers so small and so powerful.
#20023: Pepcom - Logitech Addresses The Accessibility Needs of Gamers With their Adaptive Gaming Kit
Jan 16 • 5 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Ciara Loughnane, Global Communications Coordinator for Logitech, discussed their commitment to accessibility gaming with the Logitech G and introduced the Adaptive Gaming Kit that provides a wide variety…
#20022: Pepcom - Palo Alto Innovation Has Smart Alarm Clocks With All The Bells and Whistles
Jan 15 • 8 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Palo Alto Innovation had a table full of alarm clock tech. CEO Alex Tramiel walked us through the line-up of Sandman clocks, showing models that boasted up to six high power USB ports for device charging,…
#20021: Pepcom - Nixplay Shows Off A Fully-Featured Set of Digital Photo Frames
Jan 15 • 6 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Nixplay was showing off their set of digital photo frames, with models for every budget and need. Ryan Ducie, Head of Marketing, discussed the feature sets, their attention to appearance, and how they…
#20020: Pepcom - Helm Audio Introduces New MQA Streaming Cable and True Wireless Headphones
Jan 15 • 6 min
At The Digital Experience by Pepcom in Las Vegas, Chris Heille, Brand and Product Manager for Helm Audio, talks about their multiple CES Innovation Awards before diving into their new adapter cable that lets you stream high-quality MQA audio, and three…
#20019: China Tech - Hohem Stabilizes Your iPhone with the iSteady Gimbal
Jan 15 • 5 min
From China Tech at CES in Las Vegas, Blake Hu, Sales Manager for Hohem, demonstrates their iSteadyX smart phone gimbal and companion app, how it can give you one-touch control of pan, zoom, rotate, and more.
#20018: China Tech - Sabinetek’s Bluetooth Microphone Syncs with Video
Jan 14 • 4 min
At China Tech in Las Vegas, Sabinetek was demonstrating a wireless Bluetooth mic that is suitable for video recordings. Partner/CMO Kenny Hsieh related the genesis of the microphone and explained how it works with their app to provide seamless syncing of…
#20017: CES Unveiled - Ohsnap iPhone Grip Checks All The Boxes
Jan 14 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Dale Backus took us through all the features of the Ohsnap iPhone grip that make it an option that solves all the issues with other cases. One-handed capability, Qi charging, a magnetic option for car mounts, and more make…
#20016: CES Unveiled - Neutrogena Improves Your Skin Care with Your iPhone
Jan 14 • 8 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, you might have been surprised to find Neutrogena as an exhibitor, but Dr. Michael Southall , Global R&D Lead, quickly made the tech connection obvious by demonstrating their app that uses your phone’s camera to assess the…
#20015: CES Unveiled - Labpano Shows A 360-degree, 8K Camera With Streaming
Jan 14 • 4 min
From CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, we get a look at “the world’s smallest 360-degree, 8K camera on the market” from Jeff Martin, Consultant with Labpano. Jeff shows off the camera, which includes a built-in touch screen to control and monitor your results.…
#20014: CES Unveiled - Nanoleaf Unveils New Shapes and Integrated Smart Devices
Jan 14 • 6 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Nanoleaf continued their run of introducing innovative products. Co-Founder and CEO Gimmy Chu walks us through their new, hexagon shaped light and their improvements over previous models, and introduces their Learning Series…
#20013: CES Unveiled - SureCall Helps Make Sure The Cell Call Gets Through
Jan 13 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Eric Mercil, Director of Sales for SureCall, talks about how their cell phone signal boosters improve reception in your car, at your home, or at your business by rebroadcasting even weak signals, delivering up to a 10X…
#20012: CES Unveiled - FindOut Searches Your Documents on your Computer and Across Your Organization
Jan 13 • 6 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Nawfal Sikal, the CTO of FindOut, explains how their service not only can search and identify information on your computer, but also across all the computers in your organization. Using OCR, information can be found in PDF…
#20011: CES Unveiled - Pix Puts Customizable Images On Your Backpack
Jan 13 • 4 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Pix delivers something unique: app-controlled customization of an LED panel on their backpack. CEO Margaret Rimek talks about how it offers options for both self-expression as well as safety.
#20010: CES Unveiled - OWC Introduces Six New Hardware Solutions
Jan 13 • 23 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, we spent some time with Larry O’Connor of Other World Computing reviewing their six newest hardware offerings. From docks to arrays, Larry explains the capabilities of each in turn, and also discusses the software that powers…
#20009: CES Unveiled - Caregiver Smart Solutions Helps Keep Seniors At Home
Jan 12 • 7 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Ryan Herd, the CEO of Caregiver Smart Solutions, outlines how their system of sensors and devices can be placed around the home to monitor seniors or others with care needs, without having to wear or carry them. Fall…
#20008: CES Unveiled - AURA Devices’ Watch Band Delivers More Health Information
Jan 12 • 4 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, AURA Devices was showing their Apple Watch strap that can deliver even more health information than the watch itself. CEO Stas Gorbunov showed us how easy it is to obtain that information, and how their product compares to…
#20007: CES Unveiled - Targus Connects Four 4K Monitors to One USB-C Port
Jan 12 • 8 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Vice President of Global Marketing for Targus, Andrew Corkill, introduces a new docking station that can drive four 4K monitors for both Macs and PCs, and a smart docking station that will monitor and collect usage data from…
#20006: CES Unveiled - TandemLED Makes Your Lighting Tunable
Jan 11 • 6 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Greg Price of TandemLED introduces their two-wire system that controls lighting in the Kelvin range. That makes their HomeKit-compatible easier to tune lighting to a color that you like, no hub required. Best of all, theirs…
#20005: CES Unveiled - Klaxoon Unveils Teamplayer
Jan 11 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled, Anne-Lyse Garcon, Communication and PR Officer for Klaxoon, explains how their new Teamplayer smart, portable console, allows workers to connect and participate anywhere, any time, while focusing on just the projects they should focus on.
#20004: CES Unveiled - Sengled Announces New Smart Light Option
Jan 11 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Ruochuan Tang, Smart Home IoT Business Development and Sr. Product Manager for Sengled, talks about the hub and new smart lighting options they released at the show.
#20003: CES - Fasetto Delivers Your Presentation To Every Device In The Room
Jan 10 • 8 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, we make up for a past mistake by talking to Fasetto Marketing Channel Manager Steve Walters about their unique presentation product that puts your presentation on every computer, tablet, or phone in the room, allowing for…
#20002: CES - Luminook Lights Up Your Closet Automatically
Jan 10 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Luminook CEO Christopher Stubbs, MD, discusses the origin of their product that gives you adjustable lighting for your closet, or anywhere else you need it.
#20001: CES - Sketchboard Pro Improves The iPad for Graphic Professionals
Jan 10 • 8 min
At CES in Las Vegas, JJ Harrison, Founder and Studio Director for Sketchboard Pro explains how their new iPad Pro device not only makes graphic creation more comfortable, but also better.
#19260: Briefing - The Dazzne Bi-Color LED Video Light Stand Lighting Kit
Dec 31, 2019 • 6 min
Chuck provides a Briefing and demo of the Dazzne Bi-Color LED Video Light Stand Lighting Kit, the LED light panels that he uses for MacVoices video recordings.
#19259: Update 2019-12
Dec 30, 2019 • 7 min
In the last Update for 2019, and for the decade, Chuck talks about using the holiday gift guides, the RSS feed transitions, and provides the Support Report for the month.
#19258: Rosemary Orchard Takes Control of Shortcuts
Dec 26, 2019 • 28 min
Rosemary Orchard has released her very first Take Control book, Take Control of Shortcuts, just in time to introduce all the new iPhone and iPad owners to Apple’s powerful automation utility. Covering the app for both iOS 13 and iPad OS 13, Rosemary uses…
#19257: Charles Edge On His ‘History of Computing’ Podcast
Dec 23, 2019 • 39 min
Charles Edge has a new project that will resonate with anyone who has ever touched a computer. The History of Computing podcast looks back at all aspects of computing…from punch cards to computer games to TOR, Charles puts his unique spin on all aspects…
#19256: MacVoices Gift Guide #8
Dec 20, 2019 • 74 min
In our final holiday gift guide show for 2019, we catch up with the folks who couldn’t make other recording times, so we adapted the format for them. Audio, security, productivity, and some off-the-wall selections were made by the panel of Andrew Orr,…
#19255: Dennis Sellers Shares His MacBook Pro 16-Inch Experiences
Dec 11, 2019 • 46 min
Dennis Sellers has been working with the new MacBook Pro 16-inch laptop, and joins us to share his experiences and impressions of the latest Mac’s power, keyboard, and screen. Find out how Dennis uses this in his work with Apple World Today among other…
#19254: Kirstie Tostevin of FXhome On New Upgrades to HitFilm and Imerge
Dec 11, 2019 • 27 min
Kirstie Tostevin of FXhome is back to provide some updates on two of their products. HitFilm now supports industry-standard plugins from Red Giant and Video Copilot, adding to their already impressive collection of add-ons to their video editing and VFX…
#19253: MacVoices Gift Guide #7
Dec 9, 2019 • 54 min
Our latest holiday Gift Guide show features a broad variety of picks from the panel of Bart Busschots, Charles Edge, and host Chuck Joiner. Gift ideas from security to photography, hardware to software will help you make progress on your holiday gift list.
#19252: Ted Landau on Home Theater Building and The State of the Mac
Dec 6, 2019 • 63 min
Ted Landau has been busy researching, shopping for, installing, and using the home theater system of his dreams. Now that the dust has settled, Ted talks us through the process, from big box store experiences to the AV Forums to the actual use of his…
#19251: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6
Dec 4, 2019 • 47 min
Even if Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, most of us still have people on our gift lists that need to be addressed. Peter Cohen, Barry Fulk, and host Chuck Joiner are on the job, providing more diverse and unusual gifts for you to give or get this…
#19250: Neill Barham and Chris Cohen of FiLMiC Introduce Photo App Firstlight
Dec 3, 2019 • 55 min
FiLMiC has just released a new iPhone camera app, Firstlight, that approaches mobile photography from a new angle. Founder and CEO Neill Barham and CTO Chris Cohen talk about the analog roots of the app, why it was four years in development, and what sent…
#19249: MacVoices Gift Guide #5
Nov 27, 2019 • 65 min
The last MacVoices Gift Guide before the big holiday shopping weekend features some unusual picks from the panel of Elle Newman, Mike Schmitz, Brittany Smith, and host Chuck Joiner. Be sure to check this out before you shop!
#19248: MacVoices Gift Guide #4
Nov 25, 2019 • 71 min
The MacVoices Gift Guide series for 2019 rolls on, this time with the panel of Kirk McElhearn, Brett Terpstra, Wally Cherwinski, and host Chuck Joiner. This series of picks strays from tech in spots, but always comes home to focus on things that plug and…
#19247: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Automating Your Mac
Nov 22, 2019 • 42 min
Take Control boss Joe Kissell has just updated Take Control of Automating Your Mac to edition 3, to reflect the constantly changing macOS landscape. Joe discusses some of those changes before covering how he makes you comfortable with automation concepts.…
#19245: MacVoices Gift Guide #3
Nov 22, 2019 • 75 min
Our third MacVoices holiday Gift Guide show might be the most diverse yet, with selections from hardware to software, from services to training, with entertaining comments and banter to boot from the panel of Norbert Frassa, Frederick Van Johnson, Mike T.…
#19246: MacVoices Update - 2019-11
Nov 21, 2019 • 6 min
In the November 2019 update, Chuck provides an update on the past and future RSS feed changes, discusses two different Flipboard magazines from MacVoices, talks about holiday schedule plans, and delivers the monthly Support Report.
#19244: MacVoices Gift Guide #2
Nov 18, 2019 • 76 min
Our second Gift Guide show went about as expected - out of control, with lots of laughs and lots of off-beat picks from the small to the extravagant by the panel of Jeff Gamet, Joe Kissell, Jean MacDonald, and host Chuck Joiner.
#19243: Briefing - Using Pastebot with Final Cut Pro X
Nov 16, 2019 • 11 min
Do you have elements of your video projects that you use over and over? Chuck shows you how to use Pastebot from Tapbots to create, store, organize, and use those elements to save you time and improve both the speed and quality of your Final Cut work…
#19242: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #1
Nov 14, 2019 • 76 min
The first of the MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide shows got of to a great start, with what has to be a record number of “steals” by the panel of host Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Mark Fuccio, and Kelly Guimont. And this was just the first show! Gift ideas…
Special message for MacVoices audio subscribers
Nov 13, 2019 • 1 min
A short message from Chuck about an upcoming change to the MacVoices audio RSS feeds.
#19241: Five Questions with Mike Potter (and the Macstock Cyber Monday Sale!)
Nov 12, 2019 • 65 min
We are always talking to Mike Potter about his role as the organizer of Macstock Conference and Expo, and we wanted to change that. Mike provides the details of the Macstock Cyber Monday Sale before submitting to five questions about the tools he uses to…
#19240: Briefing - Using the Flow Transition in Final Cut Pro X
Nov 8, 2019 • 8 min
Final Cut Pro X has lots of almost-magic built into it, if you know where to look. In this Briefing, Chuck shows how the Flow dissolve transition is used, and why you might never know it, by showing off some examples using one of the most recent MacVoices…
#19239: Briefing - Starting A New Podcast
Nov 7, 2019 • 20 min
Thinking of starting a podcast? Chuck talks about some of the choices and decisions you need to make before step-in up to the mic. Using his new show, TrekFavorites, as an example, discussions of items such as titles, logos and artwork, podcasting hosts,…
#19238: Five Questions with Andrew Orr of The Mac Observer
Nov 4, 2019 • 40 min
Andrew Orr of The Mac Observer answers Five Questions that help us get to know him better. Andrew’s questions (and answers) cover the way he covers the news stories for TMO, his thoughts on streaming media services, and Apple’s Arcade gaming services. He…
#19237: Briefing - The Rode VideoMic Me-L
Oct 30, 2019 • 5 min
Looking for a way to record better audio with your iOS device? Chuck provides a short and sweet review of the Rode VideoMic Me-L, a Lightning mic that delivers superior sound in a small package.
#19236: Gregorio Zanon on iMazing, iTunes Replacements, and Backing Up Your iPhone
Oct 30, 2019 • 39 min
Gregorio Zanon of DigiDNA discusses some of the changes to iPhone and iPad data management that have occurred in macOS and iOS 13, and how their product, iMazing, can help fill in the gaps. Greg explains how Apple’s binary approach to syncing is improved…
#19235: Jason Snell Takes Control of Apple’s Photos App for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
Oct 28, 2019 • 45 min
Jason Snell helps you get the most out of Apple’s stock photo apps in the new edition of Take Control of Photos. In this discussion, Jason dives into the power of machine learning, what you can and can’t achieve with Photos on which devices, and names a…
#19234 - Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Photos Again
Oct 25, 2019 • 61 min
Jeff Carlson has updated Take Control of Your Digital Photos, a topic that continues to evolve as the devices are updated and the players change. Jeff covers sharing vs. backups, what his pick is for the best photo editing app, and the issue of machine…
#19233: Self-Taught Developer Luke Bissell On His First App and Learning The Ropes
Oct 23, 2019 • 26 min
Luke Bissell is a new developer with his first app in the App Store. He joins us to talk about his experience learning iOS development, how he got the idea for and implemented it for Breakdown: Rugby Stats, and why he opted for a subscription model.
#19232: Update - October 2019
Oct 22, 2019 • 8 min
In the October Update, Chuck clarifies the way Patreon works, covers some upcoming changes to the feeds and the Dispatch, and goes through the monthly Support Report.
#19231: Jeff Gamet on Catalina, Private Servers, Subscription Software, More
Oct 21, 2019 • 54 min
Jeff Gamet of Smile is back in a wide-ranging conversation that runs from Smile’s Catalina preparations to why security settings will get better over time. Along the way are discussions of why private cloud servers are often better for developers, the…
#19230: Kirk McElhearn Takes Control of macOS Media Apps
Oct 18, 2019 • 53 min
The advent of macOS Catalina brought major changes to the apps that manage and play various types of media. Kirk McElhearn helps us navigate those changes in his new Take Control of macOS Media Apps. iTunes is gone, and in its place are separate apps…
#19229: David Ginsburg on Using eSIMs in iPhones
Oct 16, 2019 • 32 min
If you have a later model iPhone, you have the ability to use an eSIM with it, leaving the physical SIM slot open. David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS is doing this, and answers all the questions about setup, installation, and operation. Find out how easy…
#19228: Yev Pusin Tells Us about The New Features of Backblaze 7.0
Oct 14, 2019 • 46 min
Backups are still one of the most important measures you can take to protect your data. Yev Pusin, Director of Marketing for Backblaze, takes us through the features of the new version 7.0 of their online backup service. Find out how you can expand your…
#19227: Joe Kissell Takes Control of DEVONthink 3
Oct 11, 2019 • 50 min
Joe Kissell has written the new Take Control of DEVONthink, a guide to the massive update of this powerful data management program. Joe discusses some of the new features, how he uses it, and how he approached a program that has so many features and…
#19226: Neil Ticktin Profiles The 10th Year of The MacTech Conference
Oct 9, 2019 • 25 min
Neil Ticktin, the organizer of the annual MacTech Conference, has been so busy that we were only able to catch up with him a week before the event, and under some unusual circumstances. Neil talks about the keynote that will set the tone for the 10th…
#19225: David Sparks On His New Shortcuts Field Guide for iOS 13
Oct 8, 2019 • 34 min
David Sparks tells us why his Shortcuts Field Guide, iOS13 Edition had to be completely re-written because of some of the new and powerful options Apple provided when iOS 13 hit the streets. David talks about some of the new capabilities including, new…
#19224: Briefing - Two Apps To Help Prepare For macOS Catalina
Oct 1, 2019 • 13 min
Is the thought of upgrading to macOS Catalina uncomfortable? Two utilities out there can help ease the preparation process. MacUpdater from CoreCode will help you determine if your installed apps are up to date, and if not, can assist in getting them…
#19223: Briefing - Fixing Disk Problems Using DaisyDisk
Sep 27, 2019 • 10 min
In this Briefing, host Chuck Joiner discusses an issue with runaway purgeable space on his MacBook Pro, the conflicting information being obtained through disk utilities, and the happy ending provided by an unlikely hero, DaisyDisk.
#19222: Michael Roy of VMware On The Benefits of Virtual Machines, Especially For 32-Bit Apps
Sep 26, 2019 • 65 min
There are many reasons to run virtual machines on your Mac, but one is about to become much more important. Michael Roy, Product Marketing and Management - Desktop Hypervisors for VMware, gives us in-depth information about the latest capabilities of…
#19221: The First Weekend with The iPhones 11 and iOS 13
Sep 24, 2019 • 46 min
After spending the weekend working with both their new iPhones 11 and iOS 13.0, David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS and host Chuck Joiner discuss their model choices, how they upgraded, and what their first impressions are. The speed and the battery life…
#19220: Kelly Guimont Introduces us to RemObjects’ Fire and Water Programing Environments
Sep 20, 2019 • 30 min
Kelly Guimont helps us dive back into the Developer world with a discussion of RemObjects Software and their Elements development environment. Elements allows developers to create for one platform, then translate the code for others…iOS,Mac, Android, and…
#19219: Bryan Chaffin on Apple PR, Apple Scrutiny, Apple Rights and Wrongs
Sep 19, 2019 • 61 min
Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer talks about the departure of Apple PR head Steve Dowling, the level of scrutiny Apple is subject to, and whether it is appropriate to invoke the name of Steve Jobs. What Apple is doing right and wrong at the moment,…
#19218: Update - 2019-09
Sep 17, 2019 • 10 min
In the August Update, Chuck mentions the response to his Macstock presentation, reviews the MacVoices position on Patron and Paypal support vs. a paywall, and explains why there are so many Take Control authors on the show. Where to get the…
#19217: Doug Adams Discusses The Bright, Post-iTunes Future for Doug’s Scripts
Sep 16, 2019 • 40 min
Dougs’ Scripts has been an amazing resource for iTunes AppleScripts for many years, but what does the impending Catalina transition to the Music and TV apps mean for the site? Doug Adams discusses what it takes to update his scripts for the new apps, the…
#19216: New Apple Product Discussion with David Ginsburg
Sep 13, 2019 • 61 min
With a few days to review the Apple announcements, consider the resulting flood of opinions (good and bad) on those announcements, David Ginsburg and host Chuck Joiner deliver their thoughts on everything from Arcade to iPhone 11 Pro. The content of each…
#19215: Mike Schmitz On Learning GoodNotes, The Sweet Setup, and Intentionality
Sep 12, 2019 • 47 min
Mike Schmitz gives us some insight into the kinds of things he is and will be covering as the Executive Editor at The Sweet Setup. He discusses what you will learn in his new GoodNotes, the benefits of analog notes on a digital device, and what a bullet…
#19214: Ted Landau On Apple’s Announcements, Computing Recommendations, Home Theater Tease
Sep 11, 2019 • 58 min
Ted Landau is back to provide his perspective on Apple’s announcements, from AppleTV+ to iPhone 11 to iPad, provide some thoughts on how to select the computing device that fits your needs, and tease his recent adventures in upgrading his home theater…
#19213: Josh Centers Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13
Sep 6, 2019 • 39 min
Josh Centers talks about the newest versions of Apple’s mobile operating systems and his new book, Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The forking of iOS brings new capabilities specific to iPhones and iPads, and Josh outlines some of those changes,…
#19212: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of macOS Catalina
Sep 4, 2019 • 39 min
In Take Control of Catalina, Scholle McFarland starts us on the path to getting the most out of Apple’s latest macOS. She tells us what to expect when you first boot up the new 64-bit operating system, how to use Sidecar to get the best performance and…
#19211 - Joe Kissell Takes Control of Upgrading to macOS Catalina
Aug 29, 2019 • 50 min
Joe Kissell has been digging into the best way to upgrade to the next generation of macOS, and shares some of his findings from his new book, Take Control of Upgrading to Catalina. What makes this upgrade different is the transition to only 64-bit apps.…
#19209: St. Clair Software’s Jon Gotow on Getting Apps Ready for macOS Catalina
Aug 23, 2019 • 40 min
Jon Gotow of St. Clair Software takes a break from coding to discuss the coming transition to the 64-bit macOS Catalina, and what it means for you. What it takes to transition apps from 32-bit to 64-bit, why some apps and developers won’t or can’t make…