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#19209: St. Clair Software’s Jon Gotow on Getting Apps Ready for macOS Catalina
Aug 23 • 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…
#19208: Update - 2019-08
Aug 22 • 5 min
In the August update, Chuck reflects on Macstock, issues a notification of some possible RSS feed changes, and delivers the monthly Support Report. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on…
#19207: Macstock 2019 Wrap-Up with Mike Potter
Aug 21 • 32 min
Macstock organizer Mike Potter wraps up this year’s event by looking back at the growth of the conference, the involvement of so many people, and updating us on the Digital Pass for those who couldn’t be there. Mike then looks ahead to next year’s…
#19206: Mark Fuccio On The Potential Impact of the Apple Card
Aug 19 • 47 min
Mark Fuccio did a little “back of the napkin” math on the potential effects of the new Apple Card, and shares his assumptions and results. What are the factors that set Apple Card apart, and are they important enough to change the credit card game? Has…
#19205: Macstock - Lydia Huzij Discusses Her Macstock Film Festival Entry
Aug 18 • 7 min
Macstock - Lydia Huzij Discusses Her Macstock Film Festival Entry
#19204: Macstock - Iain Dunn Wins The Prize For The Longest Trip to Macstock
Aug 17 • 4 min
There were plenty of international attendees at this year’s Macstock, but none came farther than Iain Dunn, who made the trip from Australia. Ian tells us about his Apple gear, how long he travelled and how long he was staying, and what needs to happen to…
#19203: Macstock - Brett Terpstra On Writers’ Block And Getting Around It
Aug 16 • 8 min
From Macstock 2019, we caught Brett Terpstra right after he delivered his session, and got him to explain how he works around writers’ block challenges, how he turned development of tools to help solve his problems into a career, and why you might be able…
#19202: Macstock - First Time Attendee Peter Tatikian On What He Got From Macstock
Aug 15 • 6 min
From Macstock 2019, first-time attendee Peter Tatikian explains why the theme of “Create” convinced him to give Macstock at try, what he got from the presentations, and why he is coming back next year. This edition of MacVoices is supported by ATTO. The…
#19201: Macstock - David Ginsburg On Giving and Getting from Macstock
Aug 14 • 5 min
From Macstock 2019, David Ginsburg shares some of what he gave and what he got at this year’s Macstock, and how it provides both information and inspiration that carries on beyond the conference. This edition of MacVoices is supported by ATTO. The Power…
#19200: Macstock - Mike T. Rose on the “Charm” of Macstock
Aug 14 • 8 min
At Macstock 2019, we had the opportunity to catch up with Mike T. Rose, who returned to Macstock after missing it for a few years. With that perspective, Mike explains the “charm” of Macstock, which remains even after five years. This edition of MacVoices…
#19199: Macstock - Volunteer Bob Potter
Aug 12 • 6 min
From Macstock 2019, Bob Potter, father of Macstock organizer Mike Potter, shares his perspectives on his five years as a Macstock volunteer. This edition of MacVoices is supported by ATTO. The Power Behind the Storage. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the…
#19198: Macstock - Joe Buhlig On Analog Workflows
Aug 9 • 6 min
At Macstock 2019, Joe Buhlig explains his preference for analog workflows…when they make sense. This edition of MacVoices is supported by Linode, high performance cloud hosting and virtual servers for everyone. To take $20 off your first order, visit…
#19197: Macstock - MacVoices Facebook Live From Macstock
Aug 8 • 99 min
To kick off our on-the-ground Macstock 2019 coverage, here is a look at the two days of the event as people register and greet each other on the first day, and roll in for the events of the second day. Some people were camera shy, some walked right up and…
#19196: FXhome Adds Foundry’s Camera Tracker to HitFilm
Aug 6 • 18 min
Kirstie Tostevin, Marketing Manager for FXhome, makes the addition of Foundry’s Camera Tracker to HitFilm official! Kirstie explains the capabilities that have been added to their video editor with this update, and what the power a 3D camera tracker adds…
#19195: Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris On The New Version of LumaFusion
Aug 1 • 34 min
Terri Morgan, Co-Founder and Principle Designer, and Chris Demiris, Co-Founder and Principal Engineer, both of Luma Touch, have been busy since we talked to them at NAB. They give is an impressive sample of the new capabilities of LumaFusion 2.0, and how…
#19194: Accusonus Provides ‘One Dial’ Improvements To Your Audio
Jul 30 • 32 min
Alex Tsifildis, Co-Founder and CEO of Accusonus, introduces us to their package of audio plugins that can make all the different in your audio and video projects. Alex tells us why they opted for a “one knob” solution so that their products are not only…
#19193: Jeff Gamet On Conference Life and Travel Tech
Jul 30 • 54 min
Jeff Gamet of Smile joins us to talk about what life is like on the road, traveling from conference to conference…and not all of them the conferences you would expect. Jeff discusses why conferences still have a place and are arguably more important (and…
#19192: MacVoices Update - July 2019 #2
Jul 25 • 7 min
In the second update for July 2019, Chuck explains why there is a second update, covers a change to the Update schedule and sponsorships, announces a new show, and talks about the upcoming publication schedules. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer…
#19191: Joe Kissell Takes Control of the New Take Control Web Site
Jul 24 • 48 min
Joe Kissell is back to tell us about what it took to upgrade and update the Take Control Books web site. What’d been a longer-term project suddenly had to be completed in short order. Joe explains what happened, the challenges of building a modern site…
#19190: Road to Macstock - Mike Potter’s Pre-Event Update
Jul 22 • 23 min
The Road to Macstock 2019 comes to an end as the big event weekend approaches. Mike Potter takes a break from the preparations to give us some (but not too many) details, comments on some of the themes that developed in this year’s interviews with…
#19189: Josh Long of Intego On Malware, Security, Privacy, and Safety Online
Jul 20 • 54 min
Josh Long, Chief Security Analyst for Intego, outlines some security practices that we should all be aware of…and not just using multiple passwords. Josh covers issues such as why you can have malware problems even if you don’t visit questionable web…
#19188: Road to Macstock - Speaker Wrangler Brian Henson
Jul 18 • 26 min
The Road to Macstock is almost over, but we wanted to get one last volunteer interview in with someone who is behind the scenes, but is absolutely essential to Macstock’s success. Brian Henson is the guy who helps each and every Macstock speaker on stage…
#19187: Road to Macstock: Registration Volunteers Janet Potter and Cindy Rotz
Jul 17 • 23 min
The Road to Macstock isn’t just about the speakers…the volunteers who make it all happen are equally important, maybe more so. This time, the two people who will great you at the registration table tell us about their different perspective on the…
#19186: Sam W. Klambour On The Push To Bring Zentyal Server to macOS
Jul 15 • 48 min
When Apple discontinued macOS Server, there was a gap in the software market for Mac Admins. Sam W.Klambour, Product Evangelist for Zentyal macServer, talks about the need for a native macOS server, and the Indiegogo campaign he is coordinating to do just…
#19185: Bryan Chaffin on A Post-Ive, Post-Ahrendts Apple, and Facebook’s Cryptocurrency
Jul 12 • 71 min
Bryan Chaffin is back to provide his thoughts on the evolution of Apple that is represented by the departures of Jony Ive and Angela Ahrendts. Will design now take a back seat in the production process? How will the retail and service experiences change…
#19184: Road to Macstock - Macstock’s Camera Tech, Norbert Frassa
Jul 11 • 15 min
The Road to Macstock is getting shorter and shorter, but we’re not done yet. Norbert Frassa talks about how his positive “freshman” experience at Macstock made him want to be part the event, and how he was recruited to be the camera tech for this year’s…
#19183: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus On Web Site Tools, Jony Ive, and New Book Projects
Jul 9 • 61 min
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus is a brave man…brave enough to do a podcast during a thunderstorm! While the storm rages, Bob talks about his new book projects, his thoughts on the new beta OS’s from Apple, how Johnny Ive’s departure will affect product design…
#19182: Charlotte Henry On Fake News and “Not Buying It”
Jul 3 • 42 min
Charlotte Henry has authored a new book on one of the hottest topics in today’s world, tech or otherwise. Not Buying It is Charlotte’s examination of “fake news” and the effect it is having on almost everything. Charlotte helps us define and identify fake…
#19181: Road to Macstock - Kirschen Seah Introduces Sketchnotes
Jul 1 • 28 min
The Road to Macstock continues in a conversation with Kirschen Seah, who talks about how she will introduce attendees to a creative method of taking better notes. Sketchnoting involves creating notes graphically rather than in text, to improve retention…
#19180: MacVoices Update - 2019-07
Jul 1 • 6 min
The MacVoices Update for July, 2019 looks back at the WWDC coverage, forward to Macstock (with an announcement of a small incentive to attend Chuck’s session), and the monthly Support Report. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices.…
#19179: Road to Macstock and More: David Sparks On Getting Artists Organized, Keyboard Maestro Field Guide
Jun 28 • 29 min
On The Road to Macstock, David Sparks delivers a triple-duty interview as he explains how his session will help artists (and others) get organized and get distractions out of the way so they can get on with the business of creating art, and reveals that…
#19178: Jean MacDonald and Manton Reece Explain The Workings of Micro.blog
Jun 26 • 29 min
Micro.blog is a social network that is both familiar and different than you may be used to. That’s why Founder Manton Reece and Community Manager/Evangelist Jean MacDonald explain some of the choices that have been made to create a place you want to be.…
#19177: Road to Macstock - Rosemary Orchard On Getting More Out of Siri
Jun 24 • 22 min
We get back on The Road to Macstock in a conversation with Rosemary Orchard about her session that will focus on getting more out of Siri. Siri is much more than just a voice assistant in your HomePod; Rose tells us what some of those things are, why it…
#19176: Michael E. Cohen Talks Take Control of Pages and Take Control of Numbers
Jun 21 • 46 min
Michael E. Cohen updates us on not one but two new versions of Take Control books about Apple apps that you use…or should use. Michael is the author Take Control of Pages , and discusses what is new in the latest release, including a new navigational…
#19175: AltConf - Rob Elkin and Mike Lee On The Objectives of AltConf
Jun 18 • 24 min
We wrap up ourAltConf coverage from San Jose in a discussion of the foundations and objectives of AltConf…what it has accomplished, and where it goes from here. AltConf Founder Rob Elkin and Appsterdam Founder Mike Lee talk about where the event has been,…
#19174: WWDC/AltConf - Inside the AltConf Escape Room
Jun 17 • 28 min
At AltConf in San Jose, MacVoices got to go inside The Escape Room, where teams tried to save Tim Cook’s keynote from being delayed. First, Chadwick Severn, the creator of Escape The Keynote, talks about how and why he created the room. Then, watch as the…
#19173: WWDC/AltConf - Developer Kyle Sherman On His Apps, Released and In Development
Jun 16 • 5 min
From AltConf in San Jose, Developer Kyle Sherman returns to the show to talk about what he has been doing, his latest app, and a project that has, and continues, to be in the works, all related to music. This edition of MacVoices is supported by ATTO. The…
#19172: WWDC/AltConf - Michael Roguly of Bitrise Explains Their Integration and Delivery Services
Jun 16 • 6 min
From AltConf in San Jose, Michael Roguly, Enterprise Consultant for Bitrise, explains how their continuous integration and continuous delivery service for mobile apps works, the ease of testing and why they opted to be an AltConf sponsor. This edition of…
#19171: WWDC/AltConf - MacPaw CEO Oleksandr Kosovan On The Latest Setapp News, Setapp for Teams
Jun 16 • 13 min
At AltConf in San Jose, MacPaw CEO Oleksandr Kosovan gave us a status report on Setapp, the “Netflix of Mac software”, now boasting 150 unique apps. Oleksandr talks about the, how apps are selected, the business model aspects for both customer and…
#19170: WWDC/AltConf - Alexandre Larouche Talks Making Your Text Grammatically Better In Different Languages
Jun 16 • 9 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Alexandre Larouche, Software Integration Director for Druide Informatique, explains how their software suite, Antidote, combines a grammar corrector with their dictionaries and language guides to help you compose in your language…
#19169: WWDC/AltConf - Organizer Anna Crook On Networking and Volunteering at AltConf
Jun 14 • 10 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Organizer Anna Crook talks about some of the new activities that were added to AltConf this year, including the Escape Room. Connections and networking are a huge part of WWDC week; Anna talks about some of the ways that they help…
#19168: WWDC/AltConf - Apple Distinguished Educator Michael Slade’s Take On iPadOS
Jun 14 • 10 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Apple Distinguished Educator Michael Slade of The California State University provided an educator’s perspective on the iPadOS announcements. How the new capabilities of Safari and why it changes the competition with Google Docs,…
#19167: WWDC/AltConf - Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba On The Mac Pro and iPadOS
Jun 14 • 18 min
From AltConf in San Jose, Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba, updates us on SoundSource, the WWDC announcements, discusses why the Mac Pro is worth it if you need the power, and why he is reserving judgement in iPadOS. This edition of MacVoices is supported by…
#19166: WWDC/AltConf - Cognitive Neuroscientist Brittany Smith on Tech and ADHD Coaching
Jun 14 • 8 min
At AltConf in San Jose, we had a fascinating conversation with Brittany Smith, who is a “cognitive neuroscientist by training, Productivity Coach by profession”. Brittany explained what she does, her focus on ADHD coaching, and what she was doing at…
#19165: WWDC/AltConf - RevenueCat Helps Developers Implement Subscriptions
Jun 14 • 9 min
At AltConf in San Jose, we look at the developer tools for implementing subscriptions in their apps from RevenueCat. CEO Jacob Eiting talks about how their SDK helps ease the inclusion of a subscription option, as well as the data analysis infrastructure…
#19164: WWDC/AltConf - Chad Rodriguez of Rightpoint On Their Developer Services
Jun 13 • 10 min
At AltConf in San Jose, developers had an opportunity to find out what a full service agency could do for them by talking to Rightpoint. Managing Director Chad Rodriguez explains how they can help with everything from design decisions to business…
#19163: WWDC/AltConf - Rob Elkin Discusses The Evolution and Global Expansion of AltConf
Jun 12 • 11 min
This year’s expansion of AltConf was covered by Founder Rob Elkin. Not only were there the events that the attendees enjoyed in San Jose, but there were also events and activities in London, Paris, Berlin, and Madrid. Rob talks about the AltConf…
#19162: WWDC/AltConf - Kendall Gelner of Nami On Paywalls and App Monetization
Jun 12 • 10 min
WWDC/AltConf - Kendall Gelner of Nami On Paywalls and App Monetization
#19161: WWDC/AltConf - Chris Chapman of MacStadium Explains Their Forthcoming Orka Capabilities
Jun 12 • 12 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Chris Chapman, Sr. Vice President of Software Development for MacStadium, talks about their expansion from just a hosted server service to a full-service cloud service. Developers were able to learn about their upcoming Orka…
#19160: WWDC/AltConf - Aleksey Novicov Updates The Developments of Contact App Slip
Jun 12 • 11 min
At AltConf in San Jose, we caught up with Aleksey Novicov of Yodel Code Shows to find out how his contact and contact management app Slip has been progressing. Slip now supports multiple personas to share different information in different situations, why…
#19159: WWDC/AltConf - Richard Moot and Shannon Skipper of Square on Their Developer Support
Jun 11 • 9 min
From AltConf in San Jose, Square was helping developers process payments in their apps. Richard Moot, Developer Evanelist and Shannon Skipper Engineer & Evangelist, discuss the features of their SDK, how and how quickly payments are processed, and the…
#19158: WWDC/AltConf - Philip Goward and Maia Olson of Smile on PDFpen 11
Jun 11 • 13 min
From AltConf in San Jose, we got to talk with Philip Goward and Maia Olson of Smile about the latest version of PDFpen, and what it offers now that it has hit version 11. The also talk about how their other flagship product, TextExpander, covers all the…
#19157: WWDC/AltConf - Kristaps Grinbergs of Qminder Helps You Maintain Your Place In Line
Jun 11 • 10 min
At AltConf in San Jose, we learn about an iOS-based queuing solution from Qminder co-founder Kristaps Grinsbergs. Qminder allows your customers to check in via iPad or iPhone, see their name on an Apple TV-based screen when it is their turn, and provide…
#19156: WWDC/AltConf - Michael Prichard of Skafos on The Implementation of Machine Learning
Jun 10 • 13 min
From AltConf in San Jose, Skafos’ CEO Michael J. Prichard introduces us to their service that lets developers update their in-app ML and AI models without the need for software updates. Michael provides some real-customer examples of why this is…
#19155: WWDC/AltConf - Kelly Guimont on Developer Diversity, Accessibility, and WWDC Picks
Jun 10 • 33 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Kelly Guimont of The Daily Observations Podcast discusses diversity and accessibility using some unusual examples, and picks her two favorite WWDC announcements. This edition of MacVoices is supported by ATTO. The Power Behind the…
#19154: WWDC/AltConf - Daria Leshchenko Updates The Services of SupportYourApp
Jun 10 • 10 min
From AltConf in San Jose, we talk about one of the ways developers can offer world-class support for their apps with Daria Leshchenko, CEO of SupportYourApp. Daria discusses the latest services provided by her company, the many languages that support is…
#19153: WWDC/AltConf - Jamf ‘s Michael Devins On Apple’s Announcements & MDM
Jun 9 • 13 min
At AltConf in San Jose, the Apple announcements and their effects on Mobile Device Management (MDM) are addressed by Michael Devins, Product Manager for Jamf. Michael talks about the challenges from both the Mac and iOS perspectives. This edition of…
#19152: WWDC/AltConf - Andrew Hall of Textile.io Explains IPFS
Jun 9 • 13 min
From AltConf in San Jose, Andrew Hill of Textile.io gives us a taste of his successful talk at the conference that covers the state of IPFS, what it is, and why you should care. This edition of MacVoices is supported by ATTO. The Power Behind the Storage.…
#19151: WWDC/AltConf - Dave Hamilton On The Mac Pro, HomeKit Routers, and macOS Catalina
Jun 7 • 20 min
At AltConf in San Jose, The Mac Observer’s Dave Hamilton delivers some first impressions about the new Mac Pro and who it is for, macOS Catalina from a geek’s perspective, Apple’s choices for the delivery of HomeKit-equipped routers, and more. This…
#19150: Road to Macstock: Elle Newman’s Body Hacks and Yoga for Nerds
Jun 7 • 30 min
The Road to Macstock takes an unexpected turn as we talk to Elle Newman, who will be coordinating two different activities at the conference. While most of the presenters will be focused on the more intellectual aspects of computer use, Elle will be…
#19149: Road to Macstock - Josh Rensch On The Tech and Productivity Connection
Jun 5 • 34 min
The Road to Macstock takes a trip to the kitchen in our discussion with Josh Rensch. His unique presentation will focus on developing workflows to make you more productive by comparing the process to cooking. Making your workflow work for you as well as…
#19148: Road to Macstock - David Ginsburg Gets Creative With Notes Applications
Jun 3 • 28 min
This time, The Road to Macstock takes us to David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS, who will be talking about note programs at this year’s event. Note applications are a wide and varied bunch, and David will help make sense out of some of his favorites, and…
#19147: Update - 2019-06
Jun 1 • 5 min
MacVoices #19147: Update - 2019-06
#19146: Filegear’s Doug Walter Talks About Their Expandable Private Cloud Device
May 30 • 35 min
Filegear is an expandable private cloud storage device that can handle your photos, documents, and music. But that’s just the start. Doug Walter, the Founder of Filegear, talks about his background and personal needs that led to the creation of Filegear,…
#19145: Road to Macstock - Mike Schmitz On Writing That Book You’ve Wanted To Write
May 28 • 35 min
Mike Schmitz is our next conversation on The Road to Macstock. This year, Mike will be helping you get that book that is inside you out in a discussion of Ulysses, and and why it is better than so many of the options that you first might think about…
#19144: Victor Agreda Compares Pixelmator Pro and Photoshop CC
May 24 • 44 min
With Adobe appearing in the tech headlines for a variety of reasons recently, we wanted to talk to Victor Agreda about an article he penned for TidBITS. Victor related his experiences with Pixelmator Pro, and how it compared to Photoshop CC, with a focus…
#19143: Road to Macstock - Guy Serle on This Year’s MyMac Game Show
May 22 • 31 min
The Road to Macstock continues with a visit with Guy Serle, who talks about the MyMac Game Show that has become a regular part of Macstock. Guy talks about how it works, who wins (spoiler: everyone), and why it is always so much fun. He also puts his spin…
#19142: 5 Questions with The Mac Observer’s Charlotte Henry
May 20 • 37 min
You might know Charlotte Henry from her articles on The Mac Observer, or from her appearances on The Daily Observations Podcast, but we wanted to know more. Charlotte takes on our “5 Questions” format, addressing how she gathers information, some of the…
#19141: Michael E. Cohen Takes Control of the Many Versions of PDFpen
May 17 • 31 min
Michael E. Cohen has been busy creating the new Take Control of PDFpen, which covers not only the new PDFpen 11, but also all versions of PDFpen for both macOS and iOS. Michael introduces us to the new features of Smile’s PDF utility that are highlighted…
#19140: Road to Macstock - Rick Cartwright’s iOS-Based Video Journey
May 15 • 24 min
Our next stop on The Road to Macstock is a discussion with Rick Cartwright, who will be addressing the opportunities provide by iOS videography. Rick describes the kinds of videos he enjoys producing and the gear he uses, and how he got started because of…
#19139: Road to Macstock - Stephen Hackett On Blogging vs. Podcasting and Live Audience Reactions
May 13 • 29 min
Our next stop on The Road to Macstock is a conversation with Stephen Hackett of Mac Power Users. Stephen and David Sparks will be delivering Episode #500 of the show live in front of the Macstock audience, something new for the conference. How he shifted…
#19138: Robyn Weisman Helps You Take Control of Your Browser
May 10 • 50 min
Robyn Weisman has released her first Take Control book, Take Control of Your Browser, to help us get the most out of one of the most-used applications on your devices, no matter which one you prefer. In her first time on MacVoices, Robyn explains why she…
#19137: Road to Macstock - Brett Terpstra On Developing A Writing Workflow
May 7 • 26 min
Our next stop on The Road to Macstock is a conversation with Brett Terpstra, to talk about how to be a more productive writer. Brett not only creates tools for various types of writing, but also delivers a ton of content himself. His session will cover…
#19136: Road to Macstock - Allison Sheridan On The Evolution and Creation Of Her Podcast
May 6 • 43 min
The Road to Macstock takes us to Allison Sheridan of the Nosillacast, who will be discussing how creating her podcast(s) affected and changed her life. In a thoughtful discussion about how the podcast has taken her places and made friends she would never…
#19135: Update - 2019-05
May 3 • 10 min
In the May, 2019 Update, Chuck apologizes for an oversight last month, notes the conclusion of the NAB coverage, and looks forward to WWDC. Reminders of what gets published to the MacVoices Facebook Group and MacVoices Magazine, and the status of the…
#19034: NAB - Saramonic Offers A Variety of iOS-Oriented High End Audio Solutions
May 1 • 11 min
Our NAB coverage from Las Vegas wraps up with a discussion with Jesse Dean, Vice President Audio Division at MAC Group and Saramonic, about their audio gear that was making waves at the show. With a focus on their iOS-compatible equipment, Jesse gives us…
#19133: NAB - Lensrentals Gets You The Gear You Need Without Having To Buy
May 1 • 5 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, we learned about an option to get the gear needed for a project without having to invest in its purchase. Julian Harper, Video Content Creator for Lensrentals, explains how their system works, both for rentals, and for…
#19132: NAB - MyCaseBuilder Can Make A Custom Case For Any and All of Your Gear
Apr 29 • 8 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, MyCaseBuilder President Steven Holand shows us how easy it is to create a custom case, complete with form-fitting foam cutouts, for virtually any piece of gear you have. Not just limited to audio and video equipment, MyCaseBuilder…
#19131: NAB - iZotope Acquires Exponential Audio, Improves RX 7 with Machine Learning
Apr 29 • 8 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, we get the latest news about iZotope from Communications Director Simon Kerr discusses their acquisition of Exponential Audio, and how it will expand their presence in the surround sound area of film and TV production. Then, Dom…
#19130: Faster Together - Puget Systems Designs Custom Computers For Your Needs
Apr 26 • 8 min
From Faster Together at NAB in Las Vegas, we learned about custom computers built to your specifications from Jon Bach, President of Puget Systems. Jon covers when it makes sense for you to have something custom built and how they go about the process.…
#19129: Faster Together - Archiware Delivers Archiving, Backup, and Segmenting Solutions for Video Pros
Apr 26 • 7 min
At Faster Together at NAB in Las Vegas, Dr. Marc Batschkus, Business Development Manager for Archiware discusses their products that address the issues of archive, backup, and cloning for video professionals. Available for Mac, Windows and Linux,…
#19128: Faster Together - Apogee Teams With Sennheiser to Capture Binaural Audio With Your iPhone
Apr 26 • 5 min
At Faster Together at the Rio in Las Vegas, Roger Robindore, Director of Product Evangelism for Apogee talked about how their new Apogee Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset that is not just an outstanding set of earphones for music and voice conversations, but…
#19127: Faster Together - Apogee’s Audio Focus on iOS-Based Pro Video Workflows
Apr 25 • 6 min
At the Faster Together event in Las Vegas, we looked at every piece of gear on an intriguing vertical display at the Apogee table. Roger Robindore, Director of Product Evangelism, provided a rundown on both products they have developed, along with some…
#19126: NAB - Drobo Shows Off The Drobo 8D For Creatives
Apr 25 • 6 min
From NAB in Las Vegas, Drobo Sales Director Brett Best talks us through the highlights of their latest and greatest, the Drobo 8D, an 8-bay device that delivers up to 128TB with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a full size 2.5 SSD accelerator. Brett talks…
#19125: NAB - A Demo of the New Features of Cinamaker
Apr 25 • 15 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, the Cinamaker booth was so busy that we never did get to do a proper interview, but that didn’t stop us from getting a look at the new features of this iOS production tool. We caught Gary Baker, President & COO, giving a demo of what…
#19124: NAB - Frame.io Facilitates Interaction in Online Video Editing
Apr 25 • 13 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, in the first-ever Frame.io booth, Group Product Manager Sam Seely outlines what Frame.io is and how they help filmmakers get feedback from customers, clients, and anyone else who is collaborating with them. Security, in transit, in…
#19123: NAB - Imagine Products Offers New Capabilities And Rental Software
Apr 24 • 8 min
From NAB in Las Vegas, Michelle Maddox of Imagine Products explains how ShotPut 2019.1, lets you monitor your offloading via an iPhone app, their flexibility when it comes to working with their cloud or yours, a partnership with Frame.io, and why they are…
#19122: NAB - Soundstripe Offers Video Producers Affordable Music For Their Projects
Apr 24 • 15 min
From NAB in Las Vegas, we found out about a service that provides a source of affordable, licensed music for video projects. Soundstripe VP of Marketing Chris Small explains how they have simplified the complex world of music licensing, how they add…
#19121: NAB - Other World Computing’s Larry O’Connor Shares Product Announcements and Tips
Apr 23 • 14 min
From the Other World Computing booth at NAB in Las Vegas, CEO Larry O’Connor delivers the latest on their product line that includes the ThunderBlade 2 external solid state drive, SoftRAID for Windows, The ThunderBay 6, and the benefits of buying it fully…
#19120: NAB - Oliver Breidenbach Updates Us On mimoLive, Mousepose, and iStopMotion
Apr 23 • 15 min
From NAB in Las Vegas, Oliver Breidenbach of Boinx Software gives us updates on some of their software that helps make your projects come to life, whether in the class room, the Board room, or the studio. Oliver discusses how schools are using…
#19119: NAB - JW Player Improves The Online Video Experience for Creators and Viewers
Apr 23
At NAB in Las Vegas, we looked at a superior option for online video delivery and consumption with Dave Otten, CEO of JW Player. With over 600,000 sites using JW Player, you probably have already seen it in action. Dave explains how to deploy JW Player…
#19118: NAB - Backblaze Furthers Their Expansion Into Enterprise Online Cloud Storage
Apr 22 • 7 min
On the show floor at NAB in Las Vegas, Yev Pusin, Director of Marketing for Backblaze details their expansion into the commercial data storage market with new integration partners, and a focus on the enterprise. That takes nothing away from the online…
#19117: NAB - Wasabi Offers Fast Cloud Storage At An Affordable Price
Apr 22 • 7 min
From NAB in Las Vegas, Dan Keldsen, Director of Customer Innovation at Wasabi, outlines their “hot cloud storage” service that offers cheaper prices and faster access than the leading cloud provider. Dan educates us on some of the things you need to look…
#19116: NAB - The Latest Improvements to Transcriptive from Digital Anarchy
Apr 22 • 12 min
From NAB in Las Vegas, Carla Prates, Media & Marketing Maven for Digital Anarchy, brings us up to date on the newest enhancements to their transcription service, Transcriptive. Now you can upload you videos for transcription, purchase tiered plans, and…
#19115: NAB - TimeLapseCameras.com Takes Time Lapse Video To Another Level
Apr 19 • 7 min
In Las Vegas at NAB, Darryl Dahl of TimeLapseCameras.com outlines the feature set of their small video camera that deliver big results in time lapse video. WiFi accessibility, impressive life on a set of batteries, and app control are just some of the…
#19114: NAB - Luma Touch’s Newest Improvements to Luma Fusion and iOS-Based Video Editing
Apr 19 • 10 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, the improvements to Luma Fusion by Luma Touch were almost too many to list during our conversation with Terri Morgan, Co-Founder and Principle Designer, and Chris Demiris, Co-Founder and Engineer. Terri told us about a few of the…
#19113: NAB - FiLMic Pro Gains Freefly Cinema Robot Support and A New Audio App
Apr 18 • 11 min
NAB - FiLMic Pro Gains Freefly Cinema Robot Support and A New Audio App
#19112: NAB - FXhome Makes Three Big HitFilm Announcements
Apr 18 • 15 min
In Las Vegas at NAB, we heard a lot about the announcements by FXhome from Kirstie Tostevin, Marketing Manager, and Javert Valbarr, VFX Artist. Those announcements include the inclusion of The Foundry’s camera tracker in HitFilm Pro, After Effects support…
#19111: NAB - Zoom Expands and Improves Their Audio Recorder Line
Apr 17 • 10 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, we received an update on the Zoom line of mobile recorders from John Molfetas. New models and options include field devices that allow entry of metadata right on the recorder, a 360-degree audio mic, mixers targeted at podcasting, and…
#19110: NAB - Libsyn Makes Your Podcast Available Everywhere
Apr 17 • 9 min
From NAB in Las Vegas, Libsyn Vice President of Podcaster Relations Rob Walsh profiles their podcasting service that can host audio, video, and PDFs, provide everything you need to get out to all the podcast outlets, and even deliver a custom app for your…
#19109: NAB - Insta360 Introduces the Evo, a Combo 3D, 360-Degree Camera
Apr 17 • 9 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, Eli MacKinnon, Communication Director for Insta360, shows us their new Evo camera that does double duty as both a 360-degree camera and a 3D camera, and the new commercial-grade Titan 360-degree camera that delivers cinematic VR…
#19108: NAB - Switcher Studio’s Teams, LinkedIn Partnership, and Microsoft Stream Integration
Apr 16 • 10 min
From the show floor at NAB in Las Vegas, Nick Mattingly, CEO and Co-Founder of Switcher Studio, updates us on a powerful set of announcements that include new capabilities for teams who want to standardize their video creation, a new partnership with…
#19107: NAB - CEntrance Introduces A Portable Mixer/Recorder
Apr 16 • 8 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, CEntrance Founder and CEO Michael Goodman showed off their Mixerface 4-input mixer/audio interface with Lightning connectivity that provides amazing flexibility for the audio side of mobile production. Available with a recording…
#19106: Update on App Camp For Girls, and Registration is Open!
Apr 15 • 40 min
Aleen Simms and Kelly Guimont of App Camp For Girls return to give us the latest updates on this year’s events. Registration is now open for all of the summer’s camps, and Aileen and Kelly give us the details of the broad range of what attendees do and…
#19105: Joe Kissell Updates Take Control Books on Online Privacy and Passwords
Apr 12 • 45 min
Two of Joe Kissell’s most important books are Take Control of Your Online Privacy and Take Control of Your Passwords, and both have just been updated. Joe joins us to talk about why you should be suspicious about just about anything online. By not being…
#19104: Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba Introduces The New SoundSource and Covers Loopback
Apr 8 • 45 min
Rogue Amoeba CEO and Co-Founder Paul Kafasis tells us about the new, updated version of SoundSource, and the key features that make it almost a whole new product. Now you can not only adjust the volume and control the output of various sources, but you…
#19103: Eliska Divoka On The Evolution and Capabilities of Senior Care App Oscar Senior
Apr 5 • 22 min
Eliska Divoka, Chief Marketing Officer for Oscar Senior, is back to tell us about the evolution of their software service for senior care and interaction. Now with both B2B and B2C options, Oscar Senior offers a simplified interface for iOS and Android…
#19102: Update 2019-04
Apr 3 • 8 min
In the April update, Chuck comments on the upcoming publication schedule, outlines appearances at user groups and on other shows, and discusses the use of confidential information by MacVoices. Reports on both the Patreon and PayPal sponsorship campaigns…
#19101: Road to Macstock - Barry Fulk Outlines The Midwest Mac Mingle Events
Apr 1 • 30 min
The Road to Macstock takes a social turn in a conversation with Barry Fulk, the organizer of the Midwest Mac Mingle. This year, Barry will not only be putting together the Friday and Saturday night actives for the event, but also some pre-and post…
#19100: Briefing - The Moshi iGlaze Hardshell Case for 13-inch MacBook Air
Mar 29 • 5 min
Have a new MacBook Air? Find out of a hardshell case is for you, and how the Moshi iGlaze Hardshell Case for 13-inch MacBook Air stacks up in terms of features and fit. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of PDFpen and PDFpenPro,…
#19099: Apple Event Discussion with Mark Fuccio, John Martellaro, and Ken Ray
Mar 26 • 77 min
Apple announced a variety of services, including Apple TV+, Apple Card, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade, and the panel of Mark Fuccio, John Martellaro, Ken Ray, and host Chuck Joiner put their heads together to review, analyze, and discuss the implications…
#19098: Jeff Gamet Demonstrates The New Features of TextExpander
Mar 25 • 47 min
Jeff Gamet brings us up to date on the latest enhancements to the powerful productivity tool, TextExpander from Smile. Version 6.5 replaces the previous text-based snipped creation with new visual blocks among other features and bug fixes. Jeff not only…
#19097: Josh Centers Updates Take Control of Apple Home Automation
Mar 22 • 43 min
Josh Centers and Take Control Books have updated Take Control of Apple Home Automation to version 1.1 to cover some of the changes that have occurred in the world of HomeKit, Apple’s home automation platform. From vendors focusing just on HomeKit to the…
#19096: Michael Horton Introduces The Faster Together Event at NAB
Mar 20 • 29 min
Michael Horton will be hosting something new this year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Faster Together event will be held at the Rio on Tuesday, April 9th, and will feature an all-star lineup of speakers who will talk about what they do and how they do…
#19095: Gregorio Zanon Updates On The New Capabilities of iMazing
Mar 18 • 26 min
Gregorio Zanon, the Owner and Manager of DigiDNA, gives us an update on the latest feature additions to iMazing, the essential iPhone backup and archiving utility. Version 2.9 adds WhatsApp chats to the mix, and supports better PDF exports. Gregorio talks…
#19094: A Discussion of Apple, Business, and Capitalism
Mar 15 • 77 min
Tim Cook made headlines with his, “We’re capitalists” statement at the Apple Shareholders Meeting. That might seem like an obvious thing, but the term has been politicized, and can lead to wrong conclusion. The panel of Peter Cohen, Mark Fuccio, Kelly…
#19093: Briefing - 5 Tips For Attending Online Meetings
Mar 13 • 7 min
Online meetings have become much more common, both for business and for personal pursuits, but not everyone thinks about what it takes to be an effective and respected attendee. Chuck provides five tips based on his observations of behaviors on both audio…
#19092: Jeff Gamet Takes Us On A Tour of Apple’s Health App
Mar 11 • 66 min
Apple’s Health app has been available for some time, but too many of us haven’t explored, or even used it. Jeff Gamet has, and walks us through it. Surprisingly deep, the Health app has a surprising amount of information already tracked and stored for…
#19091: Adam Engst and Josh Centers Take Control of Apple’s Preview
Mar 8 • 48 min
Adam Engst and Josh Centers have updated Take Control of Preview to version 1.1 to cover some of the changes, both positive and negative, to Apple’s super useful utility. While recent updates have introduced a couple bugs, it remains a tool that every Mac…
#19090: Update - 2019-03
Mar 7 • 11 min
In the March, 2019 Update, Chuck discusses some feedback from Patreon supporters, adds a new way to donate to keep the show going, and reviews the CES shows. Other items include the start of new series on MacVoices this month, the Briefings return, and…
#19089: Road to Macstock - Wally Cherwinski On The Macstock Film Fest
Mar 5 • 35 min
This Road to Macstock conversation introduces the Film Fest that will be part of this year’s event. Wally Cherwinski reviews the very few guidelines for the submissions, and then provides both information and inspiration on how you can create something…
#19088: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of Siri
Mar 1 • 47 min
Think you know everything Siri can do? Think again. Scholle McFarland shares some little-known capabilities as we discuss her new book, Take Control of Siri. Privacy has been a key point in understanding what Siri can and can’t accomplish, and why.…
#19087: The Challenges and Benefits of a Foldable Phone
Feb 28 • 67 min
The tech world is going crazy over the first announcements of foldable phones…but should it? The panel of Mark Fuccio, Andrew Orr, Brett Terpstra, and host Chuck Joiner discuss and debate the potential designs of a foldable phone, the challenges it would…
#19086: Briefing - The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock
Feb 25 • 6 min
Other World Computing has released a new version of their Thunderbolt 3 Dock that offers even more connectivity that previous models. Find out what 14 ports, can mean for you, whether you are driving displays, connecting mass storage devices, or working…
#19085: 5 Questions with John Martellaro
Feb 22 • 60 min
Our latest “5 Questions” episode features a discussion with John Martellaro of The Mac Observer. Find out what John uses, both hardware and software, to create some of the most thought-provoking articles on the tech web, and the surprising way he uses the…
#19084: Briefing - The Brydge Keyboard for the iPad mini 4
Feb 20 • 6 min
The Brydge Keyboard for the iPad mini 4 turns an already useful device into a small productivity powerhouse. Find out about its features, special keys, and why its design is so important to its usefulness. MacVoices is supported by ExpressVPN. High speed,…
#19083: Briefing - The OWC USB-C Travel Dock
Feb 18 • 7 min
This MacVoices Briefing discusses the Other World Computing USB-C Travel Dock, its connectivity options, and why design is such an important factor when evaluating this device. MacVoices is supported by ExpressVPN. High speed, ultra secure, and easy to…
#19082: Mike Potter Puts Us On The Road To Macstock 2019
Feb 15 • 26 min
We kick off this year’s Road to Macstock with organizer Mike Potter’s discussion off this year’s theme of “Create!”, a review of the events and activities associated with Macstock, and all the reasons you should plan to join us in Woodstock IL for one of…
#19081: Bryn Brooker of Nextbase Profiles Their Innovative Dash Cams
Feb 13 • 32 min
Bryn Brooker, the Head of Marketing for Nextbase, discuses the new models of their dash cams that will soon be available in the U.S. and the U.K. Reprising an interview that was lost at CES, Bryn walks us through their models, and some of the innovations…
#19080: Markus Müller-Simhofer Introduces Mindmapping Application MindNode
Feb 11 • 28 min
Not sure what mind mapping is and what it is good for? Markus Müller-Simhofer, the developer of MindNode, explains how his application can help you take your chaotic thought processes, capture them, then organize them graphically. Markus shows us what is…
#19079: Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Slack, Your Apple ID, and WI-FI Networking and Security
Feb 8 • 65 min
We caught up with Glenn Fleishman to chat about three of his Take Control Books. The most recent, Take Control of Slack is not only for the new Slack user, but also the experienced individual who wants to access features that aren’t always obvious, but…
#19078: Joe Kissell Updates Six Different Take Control Books For Mojave
Feb 4 • 59 min
Joe Kissell makes up for lost time in his first MacVoices appearance for 2019 by highlighting updates to six, count ‘em, six Take Control titles, including: * Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac * Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac * Take Control of…
#19077: Update - February 2019
Feb 3 • 7 min
This month, Chuck provides a summary of the 2019 CES coverage, asks for feedback for future MacVoices shows, and outlines this month’s Patreon results. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing…
#19076: CES Wrap-Up and Impressions with Norbert Frassa
Feb 1 • 30 min
We wrap up our CES 2019 coverage with something a little different. Norbert Frassa volunteered to be the MacVoices camera person for the show, and to get a look at CES for the first time. Chuck and Norbert review the week’s activities, their impressions…
#19075: CES - Nanoveu’s EyeFly3D Delivers 3D On The iPhone Without Glasses
Feb 1 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, David Symons, the CEO of Nanoveu demonstrated and explained how their special screen protector coupled with their apps, can deliver a 3D viewing experience on your iPhone without special glasses. EyeFly3D can work both with prepared…
#19074: CES - Bellus3D Can Scan Your Face With An iPhone For Various Uses
Feb 1 • 7 min
Bellus3D was scanning faces at CES in Las Vegas using their app and standard iPhones to create files that can be used for serious things like dental reconstruction and eyesore, and fun things like personal statuette creation. Senior Vice President Eric…
#19073: CES - STM and Element Case Show Off New Gear
Feb 1 • 9 min
Both STM and Element Case were showing off new gear in their combined booth at CES in Las Vegas. Tracy Smith, Head of Marketing & Branding, showed us an example of their new Myth bag line with new, modern features, an update to their Dux case for the new…
#19072: CES - Arozzi Introduces Super-Comfortable Star Trek-Themed Gaming Chairs
Feb 1 • 5 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we took a sit-down break in the Arozzi booth, and talked to Marketing Manager Ulyana Poteshkina about their new Star Trek-themed gaming chairs and table. With a number of features that make them useful beyond the confines of gaming,…
#19071: CES - Satechi Releases A Diverse Set of New Products
Jan 31 • 5 min
Our annual visit with Satechi and Technical Support Supervisor John Petersen revealed a number of new products for CES in Las Vegas, including a Thunderbolt 3 stand, a new iPad USB-C hub, a new Qi charging pad, new travel chargers, new keyboards, and…
#19070: CES - PAPAGO and Gecko Gear Have A Dash Cam For Every Type of User
Jan 30 • 6 min
Dash cams are no longer a novelty item for car or tech geeks, but a real-world tool used to protect you in many different situations…and PAPAGO and Gecko Gear have one for just about any need you might have. In their combined booth at CES in Las Vegas,…
#19069: CES - ProClip Provides Car Mounts For Both B2B and B2C Customers
Jan 30 • 8 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we focus a visit to ProClip on their B2B solutions, to help protect and make mobile devices of all flavors more useful. Solutions Architect Johan van Mierlo covers their mounts that can give scanning guns, signature tablets, and more…
#19068: CES - Brydge Has Keyboards For All iPad Models, Including USB-C
Jan 28 • 5 min
iPads are even more of a productivity tool, if you have the right keyboard. Toby Mander-Jones, Co-CEO and Founder of Brydge, showed us the features of their latest offering for the newest iPad Pro, including protection, and both USB-C and Bluetooth…
#19067: CES - Matias Has A Keyboard - Modern, Traditional, Wired, or Wireless - For Everyone
Jan 28 • 9 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Matias CEO Steve McGowan walks us through their keyboard options, both old and new. With options for wired and wireless, backlit with selectable colors, their traditional “noisy” keyboard, or more modern quiet, short-travel models…
#19066: CES - 1MORE Continues Their Tradition of Award-Winning Triple Driver Headphones
Jan 28 • 5 min
1MORE continues their streak of winning CES awards, picking up three for the second year running for their innovative headphones. Tyler Runyon, Senior Product & Brand Manager, give us the details on both the new models that picked up those awards, as well…
#19065: CES - John Deere Is Taking Farming Into The Future
Jan 27 • 5 min
CES - John Deere Is Taking Farming Into The Future
#19064: CES - UVify Offers A “Drones As A Service” Option For Corporations
Jan 26 • 4 min
CEO Robert Cheek outlines how UVify offers a “drones as a service” options for lightshow choreography. Using specially designed LED-equipped drones to deliver dazzling aerial displays, UVify takes the challenges out of drone ownership and maintenance, and…
#19063: CES - Insta360 Introduces A Throwable 360-Degree Camera
Jan 26 • 4 min
Just when you thought there were no new camera ideas, Insta360 comes up with a “throwable” 360-degree camera to get shots you couldn’t get any other way. Maximilian Richter, Global Marketing Director, introduces the capabilities of their new Insta360 ONE…
#19062: ShowStoppers - Olloclip Delivers new iPhone Lens Options
Jan 26 • 4 min
At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Jim Weisz, the CEO of Olloclip, gives us an update on their latest add-on lenses and options for the latest iPhones. This time, however, there is a new multi-device clip that can accommodate not only iPhones, but other phones…
#19061: ShowStoppers - Mycroft Offers An Open Source Voice Assistant Option
Jan 25 • 7 min
Our annual visit with Satechi and Technical Support Supervisor John Petersen revealed a number of new products for CES in Las Vegas, including a Thunderbolt 3 stand, a new iPad USB-C hub, a new Qi charging pad, new travel chargers, new keyboards, and…
#19060: ShowStoppers - Otter Is A Transcription Service For Long-Form Content
Jan 25 • 6 min
Transcription can be expensive, but Otter is changing that. Seamus McAteer, GM, Revenue & Partnerships for AISense, demonstrates the function of their transcription app and service, outlines some common and unusual use cases, and explains how they can…
#19059: ShowStoppers - Nanoleaf Expands Their Line of Responsive, Programmable Light Panels
Jan 25 • 6 min
Nanoleaf, already known for their creative use of light panels for games and entertainment, has expanded their line of products with new square panels. Co-founder and CEO Jimmy Chu describes the new design features that allow for new configurations, even…
#19058: ShowStoppers - LaMetric Introduces Panels That Combine Light and Information
Jan 24 • 4 min
At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, LaMetric is expanding on an existing product with their new light panels that can be used for decoration or information display. PR & E-Commerce Specialist Anastasia Iskovych talks about how these panels are based on customer…
#19057: ShowStoppers - Robolink Introduces Zumi To Teach Kids Programming
Jan 24 • 4 min
At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, we catch up with CEO Hansol Hong of Robolink, who demonstrates Zumi, their CES Innovation Award-winning product that helps kids learn about things like programming, artificial intelligence, and self driving cars. This edition…
#19056: ShowStoppers - Kidde Smoke Detectors Last Ten Years And Automatically Network
Jan 24 • 9 min
When was the last time you installed new smoke detectors? Get up-to-date with Kidde smoke and CO2 detectors. At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Sharon Cooksey, Marketing & Communication Manager, reviews the features of today’s modern detectors that include…
#19055: ShowStoppers - Smarte Gives You Freedom From Alexa’s Constant Listening
Jan 23 • 4 min
At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Smarte helps keep Alexa from listening to you when you don’t want her to. Sr. Director, Brand Management and Marketing Jennifer Dewart demonstrates how it works and how to set limited time periods of privacy. This edition of…
#19054: ShowStoppers - Iconcase Delivers Visual Notifications of Calls and Messages
Jan 23 • 5 min
An iPhone case no longer just protects your phone, but can add many functions. At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Iconcase is a shining example of that…literally. Pavel Kozlov, Sales Director, explains how their case delivers a light signal for incoming calls,…
#19053: ShowStoppers - SELFLY’s Selfie Drone Fits On Your iPhone
Jan 23 • 4 min
Drones don’t have to be big to be useful or fun. At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Dr. Hagay Klein of SELFLY demonstrated the ease of use of their of selfie drone that can fit in a case on the back of your iPhone. Featuring face tracking and are than adequate…
#19052: ShowStoppers - Sonarworks Makes Sure Your Music Sounds The Same Across Devices
Jan 22 • 7 min
At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Janis Spogis, Partner and VP of Products for Sonarworks explains how their technology adjusts your music in all your devices to sound the same. You get to adjust the sound to your liking from the same starting point, thanks…
#19051: CES - linedock Adds Ports, Power, and Flexibility To Your MacBook Pro
Jan 22 • 5 min
In Eureka Park at CES in Las Vegas, we saw another option for MacBook Pro expansion in linedock. Nancy de Fays, Co-Founder and COO, reviews the features that include an all-day battery power, 9 expansion ports, and more. This edition of MacVoices is…
#19050: CES - AirSelfie Isn’t a Drone, It’s A Flying Camera
Jan 22 • 8 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Eileen Murphy, Head of Sales for AirSelfie, demonstrates the ease of use of their small device that they categorize as more “flying camera” and less “drone”. With 12 MP stills and video, AirSelfie goes anywhere you go. Eileen talks…
#19049: CES - PEEQ Shows Off Throwable Microphone, Qball
Jan 21 • 5 min
Microphones are delicate instruments, right? Wrong. Shane Cox, CEO of PEEQ, covers Qball, their “throwable” microphone that introduces durability to devices that are traditionally very delicate. Shane explains the use cases that include education,…
#19048: CES - iCreation Releases A Doorbell and Lock with Face Recognition
Jan 21 • 5 min
There were a number of companies showing video doorbells, but iCreation distinguished itself with their new face-recognition option that won a CES Innovation award. Caren Liu, Director of Sales Marketing, showed us how it works, how it notifies the user,…
#19047: CES - Ring Introduces New Security Light and Peep Hole Camera
Jan 21 • 5 min
CES - Ring Introduces New Security Light and Peep Hole Camera
#19046: CES - ProxyPics Delivers Custom Photos of Any Property or Location On Demand
Jan 20 • 7 min
At CES in Las Vegas, Luke Tomaszewski, Founder and CEO of ProxyPics, uses the services of freelance contractors to deliver photos of properties or locations on demand in a remarkably short amount of time. From insurance to the line at your favorite…
#19045: CES – CINEMOOD’s Video Projector For Kids Includes Content and Streaming Option
Jan 19 • 7 min
Kids need video projectors too. Lauren Godfrey, Sales Channel Manager for Cinemood, talks about why their product is designed with the younger set in mind. Cinemood includes their kids-oriented content plus options to play both local and streaming media.…
#19044: CES - Zon Simplifies The Smart Home Experience
Jan 19 • 4 min
Smart home set-up can be complex, and Zon (pronounced “zone”) is trying to simplify it. Founder and CEO Endrit Hajno explains how their solution, based on Amazon Alexa, combines smart switches and lights with speakers and an easier set-up process.…
#19043: CES - WeatherCheck Alerts You To Property Damage Based on Weather Events
Jan 19 • 4 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we learned about WeatherCheck, a service that is both B2B and B2C that alerts you to property damage, even if you aren’t present. Business Development Manager Andrew Allen explains how their service combines weather data and satellite…
#19042: CES - DeScamer Protects You From Credit Card Skimming Devices
Jan 18 • 11 min
At CES in Las Vegas, DeScamer CEO Vic Loh discusses their credit card skimmer detection device, how it was created because he was a victim, the technology behind it, and how it can keep you safe from the pump to the hotel room. MacVoices is supported by…
#19041: CES - Ampere Demos Their Three-Device Charging Pad, Unravel
Jan 18 • 4 min
From Eureka Park at CES in Las Vegas, Chase Larson, Founder and CEO of Ampere, explains the design features of Unravel, their three-device wireless charger that can handle two iPhones and an Apple Watch at the same time, and that folds up into a compact…
#19040: CES - One Bag Tag Tracks and Secures Your Luggage
Jan 18 • 5 min
Everyone has lost luggage at one time or another. One Bag Tag seeks to solve that problem by creating a device that is yours, and replaces your checked luggage paper tags. Founder and CEO Eli Ostreicher explains how it works, how it is powered, and what…
#19039: CES - FenSens Helps You Park Your Car Safely
Jan 17 • 3 min
At CES in Las Vegas, FenSens’ CEO Andy Karuza discussed their wireless license plate backup sensor that uses your smart phone to help you squeeze into those tight parking spaces. Andy answers questions about battery life, automatic triggers on your phone,…
#19038: CES - My Keeper Signals Emergencies When You Can’t Use Your Phone
Jan 17 • 5 min
In the French Pavilion at CES in Las Vegas, Nicolas Demarchez, Co-Founder and Director General of My Keeper, profiles their device that is used to summon your emergency contacts at the times you can’t use your phone. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored…
#19037: CES - udoq Unifies and Adapts To All Your Devices’ Charging Needs
Jan 17 • 4 min
At CES, udoq showed off two impressive charging docks that can accommodate virtually any tablet or phone, and features a design that can adapt to both changes in sizes and changes in charging connections. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile,…
#19036: CES - Ovel Launches A Different Kind of Laptop Stand
Jan 17 • 4 min
At CES in Las Vegas, we catch up with Conrad Blevins, who was showing off Ovel, a different kind of laptop stand that can be used from the Board room to the bedroom, and travels easily. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of PDFpen…
#19035: Pepcom - Grayhill’s Touch Encoder Offers Control for Makers
Jan 17 • 4 min
For the Makers out there, Jim O’Donnell, the Director of Marketing for Grayhill, introduced us to the Touch Encoder, a device with a Raspberry Pi inside that can be programmed as a control device. Sporting a combination of touch display, keypad, and…
#19034: Pepcom - Anker Adds To Their Extensive Product Line
Jan 16 • 5 min
Anker added to their already extensive line of hardware at Pepcom in Las Vegas, and there is more coming. Stella Qin, Senior Consumer Communication Manager, showed just a few of the new of the new products, including a bluetooth wireless charging speaker,…
#19033: Pepcom - Tablo Offers New Options For Their OTA DVR
Jan 16 • 4 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, Tablo introduces the next generation of quad tuner DVR, with an internal SATA option, and upgraded ethernet and WiFi. Renata Scorsone, VP of Marketing, explains their service and the new product that gives back features to cord…
#19032: Pepcom - Speck Makes Your iOS Devices More Useful and Safer
Jan 16 • 6 min
Speck was busy at Pepcom in Las Vegas, showing off two new products for your iOS Devices. Rachel Gillmar, Sr. Director of Marketing and eCommerce, demonstrated GrabTab, a small iPhone add-on that helps you hold your phone securely for selfies, calls, and…
#19031: Pepcom - IOGEAR Releases New Products for Video, Connectivity, and Gaming
Jan 16 • 7 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, IOGEAR had so much new hardware that it took Joseph Zhang, Director of Product Management, and Mike Volpe, Marketing Manager, to show it all off. From wireless 4K video distribution to USB-C switches to a new keyboard and mouse for…
#19030: Pepcom - iOttie’s New Wireless Charging Batteries and Alexa Car Mounts
Jan 16 • 8 min
iOttie upped their game yet again at Pepcom in Las Vegas with the introduction of several new products. Jeremy Frank, Senior Industrial Designer, showed off a car mount with Amazon Alexa built in, so that your car, old or new, gets a little smarter, new…
#19029: Pepcom - Voicea Uses An Intelligent Assistant To Take Notes At Your Next Meeting
Jan 16 • 6 min
Cory Treffiletti, Chief Marketing Officer for Voicea, introduces us to EVA at Pepcom in Las Vegas. EVA is their intelligent assistant that listens to your meetings, in person or virtual, and parses the conversation into meaningful notes. Cory explains how…
#19028: Pepcom - Twelve South’s Picture Frame - Phone Charger Just Makes Sense
Jan 16 • 6 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, Twelve South introduced a Qi charger built into a picture frame so that it looks at home on your desk at the office, on your nightstand, or just about anywhere you might need to top off your phone’s battery. Co-Founder and Chief…
#19027: Pepcom - Synology Announces A New NAS and a WPA3 Mesh Router
Jan 16 • 5 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, Steph Clayton, Marketing Coordinator for Synology, announces their newest model, a 5-bay NAS that is expandable to 10 bays, and comes with the standard extensive array of Synology utilities and servers. They also showed off the…
#19026: Pepcom - Black Eye Delivers Clip-On Lens Solutions For Any Phone
Jan 15 • 5 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, Eye Caramba was showing their clip-on lens solutions that add versatility to your phone. Commercial Director Masa Karjaniahti demonstrated the ease of use and the results with their Black Eye fisheye lens in both portrait and…
#19025: Pepcom - EyeQue Performs At-Home Vision Testing Using Your iPhone
Jan 15 • 5 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, EyeQue was another one of the companies showing home health care options using tech. Jamiee Neal explained how their device delivers a home vision test using an iPhone, and how you can use it to order custom corrective lenses. This…
#19024: Pepcom - Sound of Sleep Helps You Get The Rest You Need
Jan 15 • 6 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, Sam Nicolino, the Founder of Sound of Sleep, discusses their line of sound- and white-noise machines that help block out disturbances and let you get a good night’s sleep. Sam talks about how the company came to be, their latest…
#19023: Pepcom - uBeam Delivers Wireless Power Using Ultrasound
Jan 15 • 7 min
In Las Vegas at Pepcom, Daniel Cheng, Director of Product Marketing & Management for uBeam, gave us a taste of wireless power across distance. In a very busy booth, Daniel explained the process, the problems they are trying to solve, and answered…
#19022: Pepcom - Klaxoon Introduces Two New Ways To Make Meetings Productive
Jan 15 • 6 min
In Las Vegas at Pepcom, Go To Market Director Matthieu Poupard of Klaxoon explains how their suite of apps, including two brand new components, help you make more of your business meetings, whether in person or virtual, regardless of what device you have.…
#19021: Pepcom - Blue Introduces A New Streaming and Recording Microphone, Ember
Jan 15 • 4 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, Hillary Money, Director of Public Relations for Blue Microphones, introduces their newest offering, Ember. An XLR mic designed for both recording and streaming, Ember is sleek, affordable, and designed to hear you, not the noise…
#19020: Pepcom - Plex Lets You Play Streaming Media And Local Files
Jan 15 • 5 min
Scott Hancock, Vice President of Marketing for Plex, gave us a walk-through of some of the devices and features of their home theater software at Pepcom. Whether you are using an Apple TV or a dedicated box, local storage, streaming media, or both, Plex…
#19019: Pepcom - Owl Cam Delivers Security For Your Car, Driving or Parked
Jan 14 • 9 min
At Pepcom in Las Vegas, we took a break from the busy exhibit floor to talk to JP Labrosse, Chief Product for Owl Cameras, inside their Land Rover. JP takes us through the features of their OwlCam and related services that keep both you and your car safe,…
#19018: CES Unveiled - LumeCube Launches A Video Conference Lighting Solution
Jan 14 • 8 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, LumeCube introduces a new lighting solution to make your video conferences look better. Riley Stricklin, VP of Sales, discusses the features and many uses of this little device that will make you look better online. MacVoices…
#19017: CES Unveiled - Sphero’s Specdrums Let You Play Music Using Color
Jan 14 • 5 min
Sphero introduced another interesting toy that has some educational applications at CES Unveiled. Specdrums lets you tap on any color anywhere and play music. Jack FitzGerrel, Category Marketing Specialist, demonstrates using their color pad as well as…
#19016: CES Unveiled - Other World Computing Shows Off Docks, Connectors and More
Jan 14 • 15 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Other World Computing CEO Larry O’Conner gives us a tour of their products, including their Travel Dock, their new 10-port USB-C and 14-port Thunderbolt 3 docks, and the Mercury Helios FX, their eGPU chassis. MacVoices is…
#19015: CES Unveiled - Targus Puts Your Computer On Four Monitors At Once
Jan 14 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled, we talked to Andrew Corkill, Vice President, Marketing & Channel Management from Targus, about their surprisingly affordable USB-C Universal QUAD HD Docking Station that connects your USB-C device to up to four monitors, as well as their…
#19014: CES Unveiled - Eve Goes All In On Siri, With New Smart Home Devices
Jan 14 • 7 min
In Las Vegas at CES Unveiled, Eve showed off some of their latest smart home devices that are Apple HomeKit exclusive. Lars Felber, Director PR, explains why and how they re-branded, and why they decided to rely solely on Siri. A surge-protected smart…
#19013: CES Unveiled - Smartbeat Visually Monitors Your Baby’s Sleep
Jan 13 • 7 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Erin Wagner, Chief Operating Officer for Smartbeat, a video baby monitor that “sees” your baby sleeping, and alerts you to any abnormalities. Erin shares the origin story of Smartbeat, explains its precision, and how it…
#19012: CES Unveiled - Cable Gear Introduces An All-In-One Travel Adapter
Jan 13 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled, Faros Hasan, the Proprietor of Cable Gear, shows us their all-in-one travel adapter that was born out of frustration with multiple dongles. It not only handles different connections, but power adaptation as well. This edition of MacVoices…
#19011: CES Unveiled - Cedar Electronics’ Escort and Cobra Brands Upgrade Their Car Options
Jan 13 • 7 min
At CES Unveiled, your options for mobile protection were upgraded as Cedar Electronics’ Mark D. Karnes, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development. and Brian Hosler, Senior Products Manager, cover the upgrades to their radar detectors,…
#19010: CES Unveiled - ThirdEye Makes Mixed Reality Glasses Smaller and Better
Jan 13 • 3 min
Third Eye makes mixed reality a little better with their new, smaller X2 glasses. At CES Unveiled, President Nick Cherukuri explains both the entertainment value as well as the practical, industrial applications of their product. This edition of MacVoices…
#19009: CES Unveiled – NEOFECT’s NeoMano Provides A Robotic Grip for Paralysis Victims
Jan 13 • 7 min
At CES Unveiled, NEOFECT CEO Scott Kim demonstrates NeoMano, their robotic gripping device that offers new functionality to stroke or accident victims that suffer from hand paralysis. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of PDFpen…
#19008: CES Unveiled - Legrand Puts The Voice Assistant In The Wall Switch
Jan 13 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Emmanuel Ballandras, Directeur Partenariats et Relations Extérieures of Legrand, talks about how their wall switch with Amazon Alexa embedded doubles the function of the device, and their distribution plans for Europe. \ This…
#19007: CES Unveiled - Pivo Follows Faces and Objects On Both Front and Back iPhone Cameras
Jan 12 • 4 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Pivo showed off their unique photography device that can track both faces and objects using either the front or back cameras on your iPhone. Kyle Kim demonstrates those functions, and explains some of the more advanced…
#19006: CES Unveiled - Catalyst Introduces Waterproof Cases for AirPods, Apple Watch and iPhone
Jan 11 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Joshua Wright, the founder and CCO of Catalyst, shows off their new waterproof case for AirPods, as well as waterproof protection for your Apple Watch and iPhone. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of…
#19005: CES Unveiled - 3dRudder VR Control Device Adds PlayStation Compatibility
Jan 11 • 5 min
At CES Unveiled, Stanislas Chesnais, the Founder and CEO of 3dRudder, updates us on the news about their unique foot controls for virtual reality. This year, they have added PlayStation compatibility to further their reach into the VR game market. [audio…
#19004: CES Unveiled - nomadplug’s Power Adapter Works Anywhere In The World
Jan 11 • 3 min
At CES Unveiled, nomadplug CEO Ryan Silberman explains the features and versatility of their universal power adapter, perfect for global travelers. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of PDFpen and PDFpenPro, PDFpen for iPad,…
#19003: MacVoices Live - Holiday Gifts Received
Jan 4 • 66 min
The first edition of MacVoices Live for 2019 featured a discussion of what gifts some of our panelists and viewers actually received over the holidays. Some are obvious and some are surprising. Providing the information and the entertainment were Dan…
#19002: Update - January 2019
Jan 3 • 11 min
In the January, 2019 Update, Chuck talks about the upcoming CES coverage and what it means for the RSS feed subscribers, comments on his camera, the MacVoices Live shows, the publication schedule for the next couple weeks, and a mixed-results month for…
#19001: Briefing - Five Things To Do With Your Photos
Jan 2 • 11 min
You just finished taking all those great holiday photos…not to mention all the terrific photos you took all last year. Chuck Joiner gives you five ideas about getting those photos out of your phone or computer and out where you and others can enjoy them.…
#18244: App Camp For Girls Gains New Co-Executive Directors
Dec 31, 2018 • 44 min
App Camp For Girls recently announced the appointment of new Co-Executive Directors Aleen Simms and Michelle Panulla as the organization continues to grow. Co-Founder Grey Osten joins Aleen and Michelle to discuss the current status and future of App…
#18243: Do We Expect Too Much From Our Technology?
Dec 28, 2018 • 60 min
The panel of Josh Centers, Mark Fuccio, and host Chuck Joiner discuss whether we all expect too much from our technology. The conversation starts with the results of a comparison of Google Home, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon Alexa, then branches out to an…
#18242: MacVoices Briefing - Five Ways to Improve Your User Group’s Web Site
Dec 27, 2018 • 14 min
Chuck shares his thoughts on ways your user group can improve their web presence, based on his weekly visits to many Apple User Group sites around the world. You might even get some meeting ideas out of the tips! This edition of MacVoices is supported by…
#18241: Mike Schmitz Introduces His New Project, Faith-Based Productivity, and His Courses
Dec 26, 2018 • 47 min
Mike Schmitz has a new project! In FaithBasedProductivity, Mike shares his personal techniques to “help you connect to your calling, discover your destiny, and live the life you were created for”. He explains what that means, what his courses offer, and…
#18240: MacVoices Live Holiday Party & Gift Guide
Dec 21, 2018 • 68 min
Our holiday gift guide shows wrap up with a MacVoices Live that was part-holiday party and part-gift picks, with some off-the-track discussions and lots of laughs thrown in. Providing the holiday cheer were Paul Burry, Michael E. Cohen, David Ginsburg,…
#18239: Josh Centers Takes Control of Notes
Dec 19, 2018 • 24 min
Josh Centers has a new book, Take Control of Notes, that covers all versions of Apple’s note utility - Mac, iOS, and web. Josh explains why he decided to drop all the other note programs, some of the surprising things you can include in your notes, and…
#18238: Kelly Guimont and David Ginsburg Discuss Podcasting
Dec 17, 2018 • 69 min
Kelly Guimont and David Ginsburg have both recently experienced changes in their podcasting activities, and join us to talk about those changes, and the effect it has had on their shows. The conversation then turns to why you might want to consider…
#18237: MacVoices Briefing - Five Presentation Tips
Dec 14, 2018 • 11 min
Chuck Joiner starts another MacVoices Briefing series, this one focusing on helping you deliver better presentations by learning from the mistakes of others. Chuck introduces you to the game that led to this series, and runs through five tips that come…
#18236: MacVoices Gift Guide #7
Dec 12, 2018 • 54 min
Our seventh Holiday Gift Guide show brings together the panel of Dr. Robert Carter, Jeff Gamet, and host Chuck Joiner to deliver what might be the most diverse set of picks yet! Accessibility to sports, graphic novel to audio gear, this panel has…
#18235: Joshua Davies of FXhome Discusses The Amazing Capabilities of the Video Editor HitFilm
Dec 10, 2018 • 35 min
Want to take your video editing to the next level? Take a look at HitFilm by FXhome. Founder and CEO Joshua Davies talks about why HitFilm is much more than a non-linear editor. With compositing, video effects and animation built in, HitFilm can be used…
#18234: Holiday Gift Guide #6
Dec 7, 2018 • 71 min
The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6 features picks for kids, for grown up kids, and picks for pets. Automation, audio, photography, and videography are also in the mix by a panel that comes off the rails several times. Hear what Jackie Dove, Charles Edge,…
#18233: Michael E. Cohen Updates Take Control of Pages
Dec 5, 2018 • 49 min
Apple keeps making Pages better, and Michael E. Cohen continues to revise Take Control of Pages to keep up. After delving a bit into the history of Pages, Michael takes us through a whirlwind list of the changes and updates to the program’s page layout…
#18232: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #5
Dec 3, 2018 • 64 min
Our latest gift guide covers picks that cover the traveler, the tinkerer, the geek, and the intellectual. Books to hardware, games to photo gear, some great new picks with themes are presented by Josh Centers, Mike Potter, and host Chuck Joiner. This…
#18231: Update - December 2018
Dec 2, 2018 • 10 min
In the December update, Chuck gives you a look behind the scenes at the change of recording methods from Skype to Zoom, provides an update on the Patreon campaign, and wishes you and yours the best of holidays. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and…
#18230: Jason Snell Takes Control of Apple’s Photos on Mac and iOS
Nov 30, 2018 • 43 min
Jason Snell helps you get the most out of Apple’s photo utilities in his new book, Take Control of Photos. An evolution from a previous title, Jason’s latest effort expands on that to cover both Photos in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. He talks about why the…
#18229: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4
Nov 28, 2018 • 98 min
The fourth Holiday Gift Guide panel featured photo and video utilities, portable power options, stocking stuffers, and a special recommendation that could save you $500 on a piece of photography gear if you act quickly. These and many more recommendations…
#18228: BeLight Software’s Live Home 3D Designs Your Home On iOS
Nov 26, 2018 • 23 min
Looking to to design your next home? BeLight Software has released Live Home 3D for iOS to help you do just that on your iPhone or iPad. PR Manager Tanya Vert demonstrates how you can set up your rooms, adding wall and floor textures, including and…
#18227: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #3
Nov 21, 2018 • 58 min
Yet another terrific holiday gift guide show with Andrew Orr, Mike Schmitz, and host Chuck Joiner. Some practical, some fun, but all worth considering for someone else…or for yourself. This edition of MacVoices is supported by Mack Weldon. Modern men’s…
#18226: Joe Kissell Takes Tech Control of Your Apple ID
Nov 20, 2018 • 35 min
Joe Kissell is back, but in a couple different roles this time. Joe was the tech editor for the new Take Control of Your Apple ID by Glenn Fleishman, as well as the publisher. What does a tech editor do? Joe explains before digging in to why your Apple ID…
#18225: Michael Devins of Jamf Follows Up The Jamf Nation User Conference
Nov 19, 2018 • 42 min
Product Manager for Jamf, Michael Devins, talks about some of the announcements at the Jamf User Nation Conference (JNUC), and how the concept of mobile device management is changing and expanding in the enterprise market. Not just for managing the…
#18224: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #2
Nov 16, 2018 • 71 min
The second Holiday Gift Guide features suggestions from Wally Cherwinski, Joe Kissell, Brett Terpstra and host Chuck Joiner, with products that range from tech to domestic, travel to coffee. You never know what to expect with these guides, and the panel…
#18223: Mihir Shah of Drobo Introduces The New Drobo 8D
Nov 14, 2018 • 29 min
Drobo CEO Mihir Shah is back on the launch day of the newest member of the Drobo family and successor to the Drobo Pro, the Drobo 8D. Boasting eight drive bays that can accommodate both SSD and rotational drives, the 8D can support volume sizes up to…
#18222: Dennis Sellers’ First Weekend with the New iPad Pro
Nov 13, 2018 • 45 min
Dennis Sellers takes a look back at the evolution of Mac news publishing, then discusses his impressions of the newest iPad Pro after a few days of working with it. Looking at it as both a productivity device as well as a consumption device, Dennis…
#18221: The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #1
Nov 12, 2018 • 98 min
The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide shows kick off with the stellar panel of Peter Cohen, Mark Fuccio, Kelly Guimont, and host Chuck Joiner. The picks range from the expected to the bizarre, expensive to free, and all with lots of laughs. A great way to get…
#18220: An In-Depth Conversation with Jeff Gamet
Nov 9, 2018 • 48 min
In a wide-ranging conversation, Jeff Gamet talks about his transition from tech journalist to TextExpander Evangelist, why podcasting is so important to him, and how the change is impacting (or not) his choice of productivity tools. MacBook Pro or iPad…
#18219: Briefing - Five Essential Pieces of Travel Equipment
Nov 8, 2018 • 11 min
In the latest Briefing, host Chuck Joiner shares a list of five essential pieces of travel equipment that he never leaves home without. This edition of MacVoices is supported Opsgenie by Atlassian.Your next incident doesn’t stand a chance. Sign up for a…
#18218: Joe Kissell Updates Take Control of 1Password, And For Good Reason
Nov 4, 2018 • 37 min
Joe Kissell is back with an important update to Take Control of 1Password. This is the fourth edition, and a relatively quick update from the previous version. This was necessary because of the rapid changes in the security landscape, and 1Password’s…
#18218: David Ginsburg Wraps Up The Jamf Nation Users Conference
Nov 1, 2018 • 33 min
David Ginsburg spent last week at the Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC), and came back with some interesting insights into how mobile device management (MDM) is helping with health care, the hospitality industry, and more. David shares what he learned,…
#18216: The MacJury’s Reaction to Apple’s Mac/iPad Event
Oct 31, 2018 • 72 min
The MacJury of Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Andrew Orr, and host Chuck Joiner held court to discuss their reactions to the October 30, 2018 Apple Event in Brooklyn. The new MacBook Air, a (finally) refreshed Mac mini, new iPads and Apple Pencil, and more…
#18215: The First Weekend with the iPhone XR, with Dave Hamilton
Oct 30, 2018 • 26 min
The iPhone XR launch went smoothly, and racked up good sales numbers, but many had already committed to the iPhone XS or XS Max. Not so Dave Hamilton of The Mac Obserever! Dave spent the weekend with the newest iPhone, and provides his thoughts on…
#18214: Update - November 2018
Oct 29, 2018 • 9 min
In the November Update, Chuck explains why the monthly Update schedule is changing, talks about new and old social media, and discusses the Patreon situation. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s…
#18213: Wally Cherwinski’s Guide to Video Creation, Video To Go
Oct 26, 2018 • 35 min
Wally Cherwinski has authored a new book targeted at making video creation more approachable…and he has hit the mark! Video To Go is for anyone who wants to create engaging video, but doesn’t want to get mired down in technical details. While Wally…
#18212: Yev Pusin on Backblaze, macOS Mojave, and Security
Oct 24, 2018 • 12 min
Yev Pusin, the Director of Marketing for Backblaze, addresses some of the changes in Mojave that have required user intervention with their online backup service. Apple upped their game on security in the newest version of macOS, and that means that users…
#18211: Briefing - Five Holiday Shopping Tips
Oct 22, 2018 • 11 min
In this Briefing, Chuck Joiner provides five things you can do to help you stay focused and get the best value for your dollar as the holiday shopping season approaches. Yes, there is some homework involved, but it pays off in the end. This edition of…
#18210: Bradley Olsen Discusses The Final Cut X Documentary, Off The Tracks
Oct 19, 2018 • 43 min
Off The Tracks is the documentary about the creation, release, and early days of Final Cut X. Bradley Olsen, the Director and Producer of the film discusses what motivated him to take on the project, how it evolved, and some of the people he interviewed…
#18209: Adam and Tonya Engst and Chuck Joiner Talk Apple Watch at the Long Island Mac User Group
Oct 17, 2018 • 89 min
Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, and Chuck Joiner made a virtual visit to the Long Island Mac User Group to discuss the Apple Watch. The new health features are among the most important improvements to the Series 4. The panel discusses their uses, how they use…
#18208: Bryan Chaffin Discusses Privacy, Security, Siri, and Who To Trust
Oct 15, 2018 • 47 min
Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer provides some thoughts on the state of privacy and security, who is gathering what information on you, and what they are doing with it. Explaining “differential privacy”, Bryan talks about the uses to which Apple, Google,…
#18207: Neil Ticktin Profiles This Year’s MacTech Conference
Oct 12, 2018 • 28 min
This year’s MacTech Conference is coming up fast. Neil Ticktin provides some insight into why it is such a popular conference, and how they make it a complete learning experience, from morning to night. Who will speaking, what they will be talking about,…
#18206: BeLight’s Letters Makes Creating Text Effects Fun and Easy
Oct 10, 2018 • 28 min
BeLight Software has a new way to create stunning text effects. Letters is the fun, easy, yet powerful way to add style to any project you have, from social media to the company’s annual report. Marketing Specialist Julia Shtelmukhova demonstrates how it…
#18205: Briefing - Five Security and Privacy Tips
Oct 8, 2018 • 16 min
In a new MacVoices series, Chuck Joiner provides five easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement tips that will make you just a little more secure and private than you were. The idea is that implementing five at a time makes it easier for you to actually do…
#18204: David Sparks Releases Field Guides On Siri Shortcuts and OmniFocus
Oct 5, 2018 • 35 min
David Sparks has released not one but two brand new Field Guides to help make you a “digital ninja”. In the Siri Shortcuts Field Guide, David doesn’t just show you how to use the latest Apple productivity tool, but lets you download his example shortcuts…
#18203: Gordon Daily of BoxCast Discusses New Partnership with Telestream
Oct 4, 2018 • 19 min
Gordon Daily, the Founder and CEO of BoxCast, covers their new partnership with Telestream that integrates Wirecast to provide direct access to their live streaming platform. That means that the video production capabilities of Wirecast are integrated…
#18202: Update - October 2018
Oct 3, 2018 • 8 min
In the October 2018 Update, Chuck talks about the MacVoices Town Hall experiment, accepting and turning down sponsors, and appearances on other shows. Of course, the monthly Patreon update is also on the agenda as well. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the…
#18201: Mark Fuccio on The SiriusXM Acquisition of Pandora
Sep 30, 2018 • 53 min
How much does the recently announced acquisition of Pandora by Sirius XM change the streaming music landscape? What does it mean for each company, and why is it important? Mark Fuccio and host Chuck Joiner share their experiences with both services and…
#18200: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of Mojave
Sep 28, 2018 • 39 min
Scholle McFarland and Take Control Books have released the updated and complete version of Take Control of Mojave. The latest version of macOS offers plenty of improvements, but having a guide to it helps you take full advantage. Scholle talks about what…
#18199: The First Weekend With The Apple Watch Series 4, and iPhone XS and XS Max
Sep 26, 2018 • 76 min
After spending the first weekend with new Apple hardware in hand, Patrice Brend’amour, Dr. Robert Carter, and host Chuck Joiner convened a MacJury to share their experiences. Who purchased what and why, the process of upgrading to the new hardware, and…
#18198: Briefing - Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Sep 24, 2018 • 12 min
Host Chuck Joiner delivers a Briefing-style review of the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. Find out what key features are included and how they address real-world use case issues when traveling. MacVoices Magazine, our…
#18197: Jim Dalrymple On Using Betas, Stage Time, Apple Watch, and The Loop
Sep 21, 2018 • 49 min
Jim Dalrymple is back to talk about his love of music and guitarists, why and how to run beta software, and what makes The Loop unique on the tech web. Jim reveals his choice of the new iPhone models and what makes it important to him, and discusses how…
#18196: Briefing - Five Essential Travel Apps
Sep 19, 2018 • 12 min
Chuck Joiner talks about the advantages of his five top travel apps, and why they make the list. Helping solve travel problems before, during, and after they occur, as well as being smart about travel information are the the main criteria for the choices.…
#18195: Ruben Bakker Discusses The New Features of the MailPlane Gmail Client
Sep 17, 2018 • 45 min
MailPlane has just been upgraded to version Four, with new features and integrations. Founder and developer Ruben Bakker talks about how the new versions supports new Gmail capabilities, while adding features of their own like search and navigation…
#18194: A MacVoices Town Hall On The Apple Gather Round Event
Sep 14, 2018 • 74 min
Hours after Apple wrapped up its Gather Round event, friends, listeners and viewers of MacVoices got together to talk about their reactions to the announcements and discuss what their upgrade plans are. From Tim Cook’s “errant tweet” to the new iPhone…
#18193: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 12
Sep 12, 2018 • 47 min
Josh Centers has continued his run of iOS guides with Take Control of iOS 12. Josh discusses what many have seen in the betas, and why you can look forward to a stable transition to the latest version of the iPhone and iPad operating system. New features…
#18192: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Upgrading to Mojave
Sep 10, 2018 • 49 min
Joe Kissell is back with a new book that is more than timely. In Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave, Joe talks us through some of the things we will need to be aware of as we transition to the latest version of the Mac OS. More than just the standard…
#18191: Terri Morgan of LumaTouch On The New Video Editing Capabilities of LumaFusion
Sep 6, 2018 • 38 min
Terri Morgan, the co-founder and Principle Designer at LumaTouch. gives us a preview of the new version of LumaFusion, their IOS-video editing app that brings the power of a non-linear editor to the iPad and iPhone. Integration with StoryBlocks footage…
#18190: MacVoices Update - 2018-09
Sep 4, 2018 • 8 min
In the September Update, Chuck talks about a new social media presence, asks for you to answer a two-question social media survey, and reviews some new recording methods for MacVoices. Why MacVoices Magazine is published on Flipboard, and how you can…
#18189: The MacJury Discusses Their Desires for the Next iPhone
Aug 31, 2018 • 62 min
As we approach an anticipated September Apple announcement of new iPhones, the MacJury panel of Shelly Brisbin, Peter Cohen, and Rob Walsh join host Chuck Joiner to contemplate their slate of desired features. Forget the rumors, the group discuss…
#18188: Ted Landau’s Home Automation Update and Lightning Round Answers
Aug 29, 2018 • 40 min
Ted Landau gives us an update on his home automation adventures, including experiences with some new hardware, why he chose what he did, and a review of what is and isn’t working. Then, Ted delivers some intriguing answers to our first ever Lightning…
#18187: Ray Robertson Discusses AppleScript and the CMD-D Down Home Scripting Bootcamp
Aug 27, 2018 • 40 min
Ray Robertson is back to talk about the benefits and characteristics of AppleScript, and how he will introduce attendees of the CMD-D Down-Home Scripting Boot Camp. Ray discusses what he and scripting guru Sal Soghoian will be teaching, why you don’t need…
#18186: Drobo’s Mihir Shah and Nexsan’s Gary Watson Introduce StorCentric
Aug 24, 2018 • 18 min
Drobo CEO Mihir Shah and Nexsan CTO Gary Watson take time out from a busy schedule to tell us about the acquisition of both companies by StorCentric. What this means for customers of both entities is a sharing of expertise and technology that will benefit…
#18185: Computer Historian David Greelish Discusses Classic Computing, The Newton, And His Next Project
Aug 22, 2018 • 44 min
Author and Computer Historian David Greelish talks about the short video he produced for Love Notes to Newton, how he got involved with the film, and how he became interested in computers as nostalgia. His book, Classic Computing, is a compendium of some…
#18184: Jim Tierney of Digital Anarchy Previews Transcriptive.com
Aug 20, 2018 • 26 min
Jim Tierney, Chief Executive Anarchist at Digital Anarchy, is back to give us a look at the soon-to-be launched Transcriptive.com. Transcriptive has been providing transcriptions to Adobe Premier users from within the application, but now, the web site…
#18183: Mike Potter Announces The Availability of the Macstock Digital Pass
Aug 17, 2018 • 42 min
Just when you thought you had heard the last of Macstock 2018, Mike Potter is back to let us know that the videos of the presentations from the event are coming online quickly. They are available to both attendees as part of their admission, and also as a…
#18182: Chuck La Tournous On Apple Watch, iPhone, and His Health
Aug 15, 2018 • 31 min
Chuck La Tournous has had some health challenges, and explains how Apple technology helped him make changes to his life that addressed them. From determination of the issues to making changes in diet and exercise, Chuck’s story is not only inspirational,…
#18181: Briefing - Five Non-Tech Travel Tips
Aug 13, 2018 • 15 min
Travel, whether for business or pleasure, used to be fun. Now, it can be anything but. Host Chuck Joiner starts a new series of travel tips based on his own experiences and preferences to help make it a little easier. This first edition is, surprisingly,…
#18180: Update - August 2018
Aug 10, 2018 • 7 min
In the August 2018 update, Chuck explains why the update is late, and how the problems have been fixed, welcomes two new patrons, and outlines why you should be sure that you are connected to MacVoices on social media. Show Notes: Chuck Joiner is the…
#18179: Steve Sande Introduces The Tangible Tech Website and Podcast
Aug 8, 2018 • 51 min
Steve Sande has launched a new podcast and web site! Tangible Tech covers science and technology through Steve’s eyes and interests. Yes, there will be Apple tech, but Tangible Tech goes beyond that to anything that is interesting, useful, or both. Steve…
#18178: Macstock - Scenes from the Live Feed
Aug 5, 2018 • 8 min
We wrap up our coverage of Macstock 2018 with a few choice clips from the live stream that was running as everyone arrived on Saturday and Sunday. You will see speakers and attendees, some who knew they were on camera, and some who didn’t. We won’t tell…
#18177: Macstock - David Ginsburg On The Apple Watch’s Productivity Functionality
Aug 2, 2018 • 8 min
At Macstock, David Ginsburg talks about how the audience reacted to his session that focused on productivity and the Apple Watch. From alerts to Mail, your Apple Watch can do more than you think. Surprised at some of the items that got the most attention,…
#18176: Macstock - Kelly Guimont On The Importance of the Macstock Audience
Aug 1, 2018 • 18 min
From Macstock, Kelly Guimont talks about her presentation on TextExpander…how she approached it, how it was received, and some of the tips that came from the audience. Human interaction is an important theme of Macstock; Kelly explains how this year’s…
#18175: Macstock - Daniel Prinssen’s Latest Projects
Jul 30, 2018 • 10 min
At Macstock, we get to follow up with Daniel Prinssen, last year’s youngest attendee. Daniel tells us what he did with some substantial hardware that he took home from Macstock, the status of his YouTube channel, and why he has revised what he wants from…
#18174: Macstock - Julie Kuehl On CoSchedule, Macstock, and Star Trek Las Vegas
Jul 27, 2018 • 16 min
At Macstock, Julie Kuehl tells us about her new position with CoSchedule, what it is why it fits in with her WordPress expertise, her return to Macstock, and her upcoming first visit to Star Trek Las Vegas. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile,…
#18173: Macstock - Mike LaPlante On His Next Project
Jul 26, 2018 • 8 min
At Macstock, we had the opportunity to learn about Mike LaPlante’s next project. After concluding Eye Chart Radio, Mike took some time off, and is now planning on something new: a YouTube channel that focuses on wine. What he hopes to accomplish with it…
#18172: Macstock - Guy Serle On His Mobile MyMac Podcast Recording Setup
Jul 25, 2018 • 14 min
Guy Serle brought a whole lot of gear to Macstock to record episodes of the MyMac Podcast, but did he really need all of it? Guy discusses his set-up, what he did and didn’t need, and records an edition of his show while he is on MacVoices at the same…
#18171: Macstock - Mike and Rachel Schmitz On The Benefits of the Conference
Jul 24, 2018 • 10 min
At Macstock, Mike and Rachel Schmitz talk about defining productivity, Rachel’s first and now on-going Macstock experiences, and how it has motivated her to learn more about her Mac. (Look for a photobomb by Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus!) This edition of…
#18170: Ken Ray and John Champion on Mission Log, Virtual Reality, and Star Trek Las Vegas
Jul 19, 2018 • 63 min
Ken Ray and John Champion are the hosts of Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast, as well as Mission Log Live, and join us to talk about the history of their shows and their planned activities at Star Trek Las Vegas. The real reason for their visit…
#18169: Macstock – Mike Potter Delivers The Final Announcements for Macstock 2018
Jul 18, 2018 • 36 min
The Road to Macstock comes to an end in a conversation with Macstock organizer Mike Potter, who has some new announcements heading into the event. Mike explains the Digital Pass option that will let those who aren’t able to make the trip to still enjoy…
#18168: Road to Macstock - Allison Sheridan’s Changing State of Presentation
Jul 16, 2018 • 33 min
The Road to Macstock finally takes on Allison Sheridan, who tells us what she may or may not present at the conference. Will it be text tricks or mind mapping? Allison talks about some of the surprising things that you can’t do with text and how to get…
#18167: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Storage For Mac
Jul 13, 2018 • 45 min
Our storage needs are growing every day. Photos, videos, documents…we are all getting and keeping more, and that’s why Jeff Carlson wrote Take Control of Your Digital Storage. From hard drives to SSDs, NAS to RAID, iCloud to Dropbox, Jeff helps us…
#18166: Road to Macstock - Wally Cherwinski on Multicam Production
Jul 11, 2018 • 27 min
The Road to Macstock may be getting shorter, but is also picking up speed with a discussion with video guru Wally Cherwinski about his session and Deeper Dive into multicam production. He explains what multicam is, and why you want to do it. But multicam…
#18165: Road to Macstock - Guy Serle On The MyMac Game Show
Jul 9, 2018 • 22 min
Our next stop on the Road to Macstock is a conversation with Guy Serle, who gives us some insight into one of the fun activities at this year’s event, the MyMac Game Show. This year’s show will be a little different; Guy explains how, tests Chuck’s…
#18164: Update - July 2018
Jul 6, 2018 • 6 min
In the July update, Chuck hides from the camera, looks back and what came out of WWDC and AltConf, and ahead to one of the big reasons you should attend Macstock. The update wraps up with a call for Star Trek Las Vegas attendees, and a re-arrangement of…
#18163: Road to Macstock - Mike Schmitz’ Apple User’s Guide to Personal Productivity
Jul 5, 2018 • 22 min
This time, the Road to Macstock leads to productivity expert Mike Schmitz, who’s presentation will be on personal productivity with an Apple focus. Mike will discuss the essential components of that system, and even share one of them in this discussion,…
#18162: Road to Macstock - Barry Fulk Outlines A Wide Variety of Evening Events at Macstock
Jun 29, 2018 • 27 min
The Road to Macstock takes us to Barry Fulk, the organizer of the evening activities at the Macstock. Barry is well-known for his social event planning, and this year will take the after-hours options to a new level. Barry talks about what those options…
#18161: Road to Macstock - David Ginsburg On An iOS-Oriented Workflow
Jun 27, 2018 • 24 min
Next up on the Road to Macstock is a discussion with presenter David Ginsburg, who will be teaching attendees to better use iOS from a productivity standpoint. There are some things that everyone uses - Mail, Messages, Calendar, Notes and the like.…
#18160: Jeff Porten Takes Control of Your Productivity
Jun 25, 2018 • 46 min
Jeff Porten is the author of the latest release from Take Control Books. Take Control of Your Productivity is a bit different than previous Take Control titles, covering a broad range of productivity topics. Jeff talks about how he approaches questions of…
#18159: Road to Macstock - Noah Leon On His ‘Love Notes To Newton’ Documentary
Jun 22, 2018 • 25 min
The Road to Macstock takes a different turn in our conversation with Noah Leon, the filmmaker who has created Love Letters To Newton, a documentary about Apple’s first personal digital assistant. Noah discusses the origin of the film, who he talked to,…
#18158: MacVoices Live - A FAQ/AMA Session
Jun 21, 2018 • 27 min
MacVoices Live - A FAQ/AMA Session
#18157: Road to Macstock - Adam Christianson On The Power of Text
Jun 20, 2018 • 16 min
The Road to Macstock is back on track with a discussion with Adam Christianson of The MacCast to cover why his session will focus on Markdown, how he uses it, and how it can make you productive. In this interview, Adam explains what it is, and why it is…
##18156 - WWDC/AltConf - Rob Elkin and Josh Michaels Reveal the Origins of AltConf
Jun 19, 2018 • 16 min
In San Jose at this year’s AltConf, co-founders Rob Elkin and Josh Michaels share stories about how the event came to be, how it evolved, and why it was such an unexpected success. Lots of laughs and some insight into what it takes to create a meaningful…
#18155: WWDC/AltConf - Rob Elkin On This The Development of AltConf
Jun 19, 2018 • 6 min
At AltConf in San Jose, event Co-Founder Rob Elkin talks about the changes and success of this year’s AltConf, how it has grown to events beyond the Bay area, and teases some ideas for the future. This edition of MacVoices is brought to you by…
#18154: - WWDC/AltConf - Anna Crook On Attendee Reaction To This Year’s AltConf
Jun 19, 2018 • 8 min
In San Jose, Anna Crook, one of the organizers of this year’s AltConf, talked about the audience reception to the conference track, the number of female attendees, and more. This edition of MacVoices is brought to you by SupportYourApp. Focus on growth.…
#18153: WWDC/AltConf - Rogue Amoeba’s Paul Kafasis on WWDC’s Mac Announcements
Jun 18, 2018 • 15 min
In San Jose at AltConf, the CES for Rogue Amoeba, Paul Kafasis, provides us with his thoughts on Dark Mode, the amount of time given to the Mac at Apple’s keynote, and the announcements from the consumer vs. developer viewpoints. WWDC has evolved into…
#18152: WWDC/AltConf – Dean Murphy of Adblock Plus On Security In Safari
Jun 18, 2018 • 7 min
In San Jose at AltConf, Adblock Plus’ Dean Murphy provides some reactions to Apple’s announcements and how it will affect their product, Adblock Plus, which helps you avoid ads while web surfing. Dean also covers some of the upcoming changes in Safari’s…
#18151: WWDC/AltConf - Aleksey Novicov of Yodel Code Shows Off Contact-Sharing App Slip
Jun 18, 2018 • 16 min
At AltConf in San Jose, what we hope will become a contact-sharing standard was demonstrated by Aleksey Novicov of Yodel Code. Slip allows two consenting users to share their contacts simply by launching the app and holding their phones close together.…
#18150: WWDC/AltConf - IBM’s Watson Has A Place In iOS Development
Jun 16, 2018 • 8 min
At AltConf in San Jose, IBM’s Watson had a place among the sponsors and exhibitors. Anamita Guha, Product Manager, Watson Developer Labs and AR/VR Labs, explains how their platforms can deliver AI and machine-learning components to help with chat bots and…
#18149: WWDC/AltConf - Sky Tripping Looks Great And Is Good For You
Jun 15, 2018 • 11 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Dan Hixon of Sky Tripping explains how their app provides visual entertainment that not only looks good, but is good for you. Citing research that indicates being in nature, or at least seeing visuals of nature, can improve your…
#18148: WWDC/AltConf - MacStadium Goes Pro with new iMac Pro Rack Mounts and Developer Hosting Solutions
Jun 15, 2018 • 7 min
In San Jose, AltConf sponsor MacStadium was showing off their new iMac Pro rack mounts for the first time. Shawn Lankton, Chief Revenue Officer for the company, talks about the engineering necessary to adapt the iMac Pro for effective data center use, and…
#18147: WWDC/AltConf - Syed Salman Qadri On The Benefits of the Firebase Suite of Developer Services
Jun 15, 2018 • 7 min
At WWDC and AltConf, Syed Salman Qadri of FireBase covers their suite of services to help mobile developer apps that include machine learning, monetization, crash reporting, analytics, and more. Firebase’s handling of security and privacy, its…
#18146: WWDC/AltConf - Josh Michaels of Jetson Creative On Software Marketing Failures
Jun 15, 2018 • 15 min
At AltConf in San Jose, one of the more unusual sessions came from Josh Michaels of Jetson Creative, who really put himself on the firing line by examining some of his own marketing failures as object lessons for other developers in attendance. Josh…
#18145: WWDC/AltConf - Yaroslav Stepanenko of MacPaw on Software Marketing Successes
Jun 14, 2018 • 10 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Yaroslav Stepanenko, Product Marketing Manager for MacPaw, talks about the AltConf experience, from the keynote to the sessions and labs, and why it is actually better in some ways. Yaroslav also discusses a session he delivered on…
#18144: WWDC/AltConf - SwiftEngine Facilitates Swift Coding For Developers
Jun 14, 2018 • 7 min
At WWDC and AltConf in San Jose, Spartak Buniatyan of SwiftEngine explains how their platform enables developers to create their apps in a serverless, scalable, efficient environment, and why they support and value what AltConf delivers for the community.…
#18143: WWDC/AltConf - Timirah James On The Genesis and Purpose of TechniGal LA
Jun 14, 2018 • 8 min
At AltConf in San Jose, another organization focused on women in tech is in focus when we talk with Timirah James, the Founder of TechniGal LA. Timirah explains how the group took off out of community enthusiasm rather than an organized plan or promotion,…
#18142: WWDC/AltConf - Jim Rea of ProVUE On Databases and Panorama X
Jun 14, 2018 • 16 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Jim Rea of ProVUE Development discusses the role databases play in today’s computing, and the evolution of Panorama X. Jim explains what makes Panorama X special, how it has evolved, and why it is still an excellent option for…
#18141: WWDC/AltConf - Gregorio Zanon On The iMazing iOS Management Utility
Jun 13, 2018 • 11 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Gregorio Zanon, the Owner and Manager of DigiDNA, talks about the state of their iOS device manager, iMazing, how the WWDC Apple announcements might affect it, and his thoughts on the new security/digital management options Apple…
#18140: WWDC/AltConf - Virgil Security Provides End-To-End Encryption SDK’s For Developers
Jun 13, 2018 • 7 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Rebecca Yarbrough, Director of Growth and Business Operations at Virgil Security, explains how their SDK’s allow developers implement end-to-end encryption for their apps. That means encryption for chat, customer support, or any…
#18139: WWDC/AltConf - Maia Olson On Smile’s 15th Birthday And Their Place In The Community
Jun 13, 2018 • 10 min
At AltConf at WWDC, Maia Olson of Smile talks about their 15th anniversary, how and why they support passion projects„ and why there are still around after all that time. Smile is unusual in many ways, and Maia reveals some of their internal party plans,…
#18138: WWDC/AltConf - Joe Workman Discusses His Rapidweaver Add-Ons, and Weavers Space
Jun 13, 2018 • 11 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Joe Workman talks about his extensive (and we do mean extensive) collection of RapidWeaver add-ons, why he prefers working with that web publishing platform, and the new Weavers Space community he has created to support it all.…
#18137: WWDC/AltConf - Topology Eyeware Delivers iOS-Fitted Custom Glasses
Jun 13, 2018 • 12 min
In San Jose, AltConf sponsor Topology Eyewear Chief Technology Officer Alexis Gallagher explains how they deliver custom-fit eyewear by performing a 3D scan of your face in their iOS app. From there, they create the frames to fit not only your ears, nose,…
#18136: WWDC/AltConf - Daria Leshchenko On How SupportYourApp Delivers Support Services For Software Developers
Jun 12, 2018 • 8 min
At AltConf in San Jose, SupportYourApp’s Daria Leshchenko discusses how her company delivers a sophisticated and far-reaching customer support option for developers. Daria covers the cost, the training her team goes through in order to deliver that cost,…
#18135: WWDC/AltCof - Softorino’s Josh Brown On Software Marketing and A New App Project
Jun 12, 2018 • 13 min
At AltConf at WWDC, Josh Brown of Softorino talks about software product marketing, their current apps WALTR 2, Softorino YouTube Converter 2, and iRing, and teases their next release. This edition of MacVoices is brought to you by SupportYourApp. Focus…
#18134: WWDC/AltConf - John Brayton of Golden Hill Software On WWDC, RSS, and Unread
Jun 12, 2018 • 11 min
At AltConf in San Jose, John Brayton of Golden Hill Software gives his reactions to Apple’s WWDC keynote and what he hopes will happen with the App Store, explains why RSS isn’t dead, and how he is expanding on Unread, an app he recently acquired. This…
#18133: WWDC/AltConf - Alex Fishman Reports On A Good Year for Bugsee
Jun 12, 2018 • 8 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Alex Fishman, Founder and CEO of Bugsee, talks about the additions to their service that put them #1 in various categories of bug and crash reporting. In spite of the technical nature of their service, Alex explains how it works in…
#18132: WWDC/AltConf - Denys Zhadanov of Readdle Discusses The Latest Capabilities of Their Spark Email Client
Jun 11, 2018 • 13 min
At AltConf, we got to catch up with Denys Zhadanov, VP of Marketing for Readdle, to talk about how their email app, Spark, provides a new email client that is perfect for both the busy individual as well as teams. This edition of MacVoices is brought to…
#18131: WWDC/AltConf - Michael Devins of Jamf On Mobile Device Management And The Security Announcements of WWDC
Jun 11, 2018 • 11 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Michael Devins, Product Manager for Jamf, talks about Apple’s security announcements, how it will or won’t impact their mobile device management services, and just what you can control and do with iPhones and iPads when Jamf is…
#18130: WWDC/AltConf - FutureTap’s Otwin Gentz On Their Apps and The Many Ways They Can Be Used
Jun 10, 2018 • 9 min
At AltConf in San Jose, Otwin Gentz of FutureTap talks about what he thought were the first most important announcements at Apple’s WWDC keynote, and provides updates and use cases for his apps, Streets and Where To? This edition of MacVoices is brought…
#18129: WWDC/AltConf – Developer Ish Abazz’s Keynote Reaction, App Restrictions, and New App
Jun 8, 2018 • 11 min
At AltConf, indie developer Ish Abazz talks about the ongoing reaction to his part in App: The Human Story, his reactions to Apple’s keynote announcements, and the focus on digital health. Ish also shares some details about his new app, Capsicum. This…
#18128: WWDC/AltConf - Developer and WWDC Scholar Victoria Heric
Jun 8, 2018 • 8 min
At AltConf, we caught up with Victoria Heric, who attended her first AltConf last year, and is back this year as an Apple WWDC Scholar. Victoria talks about her apps, her new vlog, and how her career has developed rapidly. This edition of MacVoices is…
#18127: WWDC/AltConf - MacPaw CEO Oleksandr Kosovan on 10 Years, Setapp, and Gemini Photos
Jun 6, 2018 • 13 min
At AltConf in San Jose, MacPaw CEO Oleksandr Kosovan talks about his company’s ten-year anniversary, their subscription software service Setapp, and their latest product, Gemini Photos. This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of PDFpen…
#18126: WWDC/AltConf - Keynote Reaction With Don McAllister and Mark Fuccio
Jun 4, 2018 • 18 min
Shortly after Apple’s WWDC keynote in San Jose, Don McAllister and Mark Fuccio joined host Chuck Joiner for brief discussion of the announcements. Find out what struck each of them as interesting and important, including iOS 12 features, CarPlay…
#18125: MacVoices Update - 2018-06
Jun 2, 2018 • 9 min
In the June 2018 MacVoices Update, Chuck starts off with a comment on Apple’s stock price, then moves on to a reminder about WWDC/Altconf coverage, plans for two upcoming MacVoices Live events, a summary page of appearances on other shows, requests for…
#18124: Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn Launch PhotoActive
Jun 1, 2018 • 41 min
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn, both familiar names in the Apple sphere, have launched a new podcast to cover photography with a focus on the Apple ecosystem. PhotoActive is available now in your favorite podcatcher and on the iTunes Store, and Jeff and…
#18123: Road to Macstock - Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus On His Keynote Address and Session
May 31, 2018 • 25 min
Next up on Road to Macstock series is the keynote speaker himself, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. Bob explains how he got to be the keynote speaker, describes what he will deliver in both that address as well as his own session, and why speaking on productivity…
#18122: David Sparks On His iPhone Field Guide
May 29, 2018 • 25 min
David Sparks has released the latest in his series of ebooks, The iPhone Field Guide. He explains how he broke down such a diverse and detailed topic to help you get the most out of your iPhone, whether you are a new user or have had one since the…
#18121: Anna Crook Profiles AltConf 2018, The Community-Based Alternative to WWDC
May 25, 2018 • 25 min
Didn’t get a ticket to WWDC? No problem. Anna Crook the lead organizer for this year’s AltConf, talks about what this conference offers. Held in San Jose in parallel to WWDC and open to anyone, AltConf delivers both technical and community-oriented…
#18120: Road to Macstock - Jean MacDonald On Microblogging
May 23, 2018 • 25 min
Our Road to Macstock series continues with one of the most unique topics to be presented there. Jean MacDonald explains what microblogging is, and how it can be used from a productivity perspective. No topic is too broad or too narrow; Jean has some…
#18119: Neill Barham of FiLMiC Pro Discusses Their Professional Video Camera App
May 21, 2018 • 43 min
Neill Barham, the Founder and CEO of FiLMiC Inc. talks about the origins of their professional filmmaking app, FiLMiC Pro and how it evolved from an original concept to a powerhouse video app for iOS. FiLMiC Pro has become a favorite among filmmakers who…
#18118: Road to Macstock: Brett Terpstra Talks Tagging
May 18, 2018 • 23 min
Our next stop on the Road to Macstock is a visit with Brett Terpstra, who will be delivering a presentation on tagging at the conference. Apple has upped its support for tagging in both High Sierra and iOS. Brett talks about what it is, why it is…
#18117: Briefing - The Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speakers
May 16, 2018 • 9 min
AudioEngine has a new model of one of their audiophile desktop speakers, the A5+ Wireless. In this Briefing, Chuck discusses his experiences and impressions of the speaker, including the Bluetooth and direct connect options, why it may be an upgrade for a…
#18116: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Apple Mail Yet Again
May 14, 2018 • 40 min
Joe Kissell has updated Take Control of Apple Mail to the fourth edition to cover the ongoing evolution of Apple’s built-in email program, and it has been a long time coming. Joe explains why, and vents a bit of frustration with some of the alternations…
#18115: Road to Macstock - Kelly Guimont Talks TextExpander and Quality Software
May 11, 2018 • 35 min
We are on the Road to Macstock 2018, talking to the speakers about their topics, why they chose them, and what you can expect to learn when you attend. This time, Kelly Guimont explains why is eminently qualified to to present her session on TextExpander,…
#18114: Philip Goward of Smile Covers The New Features of PDFpen 10
May 9, 2018 • 28 min
Philip Goward of Smile is back to bring us up to date on the latest features to their essential PDF editing tools, PDFpen 10 and PDFpen Pro 10. New features lie watermarks, headers and footers, and precision editing make PDFpen 10 the most powerful…
#18113: Michael E. Cohen’s Latest Update to Take Control of Pages
May 8, 2018 • 43 min
Michael E. Cohen was back to do a Facebook Live to explain why there is an extensive update to his just-updated Take Control of Pages. Michael covers why this update was bigger than the last, why you may want to invest in an Apple Pencil, and how you can…
#18112: Adam Engst Discusses The What’s and Why’s of the TidBITS Re-Design
May 4, 2018 • 71 min
Adam Engst has been working hard to finalize and launch a re-design of the TidBITS web site, and gives us an in-depth look at why the project was necessary to remain relevant. The new site is brand new and built from the ground up, but Adam and crew have…
#18111: MacVoices Update - 2018-05
May 1, 2018 • 9 min
In the MacVoices Update for May, Chuck mentions the Apple Quarterly Earnings results, looks back at NAB and the SuperMeet, and looks ahead to a special MacVoices Live on Facebook and a special discount for Macstock Conference & Expo. Show Notes: Chuck…
#18110: NAB - Digital Anarchy’s Transcriptive Gets New Features
Apr 30, 2018 • 17 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, we caught up with Jim Tierney in the Digital Anarchy suite to talk about the evolution of Transcriptive from “just” an AI-based transcription option into a metadata generator that aids the editor as well as the end user. In response…
#18109: NAB - BirdDog Adds Communication To Your NDI Workflow
Apr 30, 2018 • 6 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, BirdDog CEO Dan Miall discusses how their products can simplify live production by connecting any video source using NDI. Going beyond that, BirdDog announced Comms at the show, which is the first intercom system that integrates with…
#18108: NAB: Cinamaker Adds To Their Capabilities For Video Streaming and Production
Apr 26, 2018 • 9 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, we caught up with Benjamin Nowak, the founder of Cinamaker, to learn about the latest improvements to their iOS-based streaming software. Some new additions include their Live Editor, capture of video streams for later use in…
#18107: NAB - Monoprice Solves Problems With New Cables
Apr 26, 2018 • 9 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, we were reminded that Monoprice should be one of your first stops when looking for tech and AV solutions. Product Manager Manny Hernandez shows off some of those solutions that include new SlimRun AV HDR High Speed Cable HDMI cables,…
#18106: NAB - Drobo Adds Capabilities With New and Updated DroboApps
Apr 26, 2018 • 13 min
At NAB in Las Vegas, Drobo was talking about some of the new capabilities that have been added to their hardware with the latest DroboApps. Nick Manocha, Director of Products, walks us through the capabilities of Drobo in general and the Drobo 5D3 in…
#18105: SuperMeet - Pond 5’s New Integration with Final Cut X Makes Stock Video Easier To Use
Apr 25, 2018 • 7 min
At the SuperMeet at NAB in Las Vegas, we caught up with David Abramov, Senior Account Executive at Pond 5, to talk about their new integration with Final Cut that lets editors download and insert and work with a comp version of their stock video clips,…
#18104: SuperMeet - Landr Brings Professional Audio Mastering To Your Video Projects
Apr 25, 2018 • 5 min
At the SuperMeet at NAB in Las Vegas, video is the focus, but you can’t have good video without good audio. Marc-Andre Ferguson, Senior Product Manager for Landr, tells us what their service, which has been available to musicians for a long time, is now…