Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

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Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009. For new episodes, visit macpowerusers.com. Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.
253: Life on Mars
Apr 27, 2015 • 86 min
David and Katie chat with Dr. Ross Lockwood about the workflows he used while spending four months as part of a NASA-funded simulation studying what it would be like for humans to live on Mars. We’re also announcing the end of our run on 5by5 and the…
252: Five Essential Web Services
Apr 17, 2015 • 97 min
David and Katie run down their top five web services for Mac Power Users to boost productivity. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
251: DEVONthink
Apr 12, 2015 • 93 min
David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead (aka MacDrifter) to take a deep dive in to DEVONthink, a powerful document and knowledge management app for the Mac. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
250: MPU Live: We’re Just Getting Started…
Apr 9, 2015 • 107 min
Katie and David are celebrating 250 episodes. This week we’re joined by Brett Bruney to discuss scanning on the go, we follow-up on LaTex, RSS and cord-cutting. We also address listener questions about splitting iTunes accounts, merging contacts,…
249: Tech and the Family
Apr 5, 2015 • 94 min
Katie and David are joined by Dan Moren, co-author of The Connected Apple Family to discuss making all your technology work in the family. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
248: Revisting Cutting the Cord
Mar 29, 2015 • 100 min
It’s been more than three years since Katie ditched her pay TV service. This week Katie and David are joined by Bradley Chambers to discuss life as a “cord cutter”, advantages and disadvantages, entertainment devices and services and the future. Thanks to…
247: The Onslaught Revisited
Mar 22, 2015 • 89 min
David and Katie revisit the current state of RSS and Read it Later services Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
246: Workflows with Eddie Smith
Mar 15, 2015 • 115 min
Eddie Smith drops by to talk about life as an Actuary and the tools he uses to help students prepare for Actuary exams. Including culling through thousands of pages of reference material using DevonThink, creating equation-rich study guides with LaTeX and…
245: MPU Live: My Neighbors Think I’m Completely Insane
Mar 11, 2015 • 100 min
David and Katie discuss Smart Folders with guest Joel Anderson. We also follow-up on texting workflows, managing large scans and OCR quality, journaling, compare Launch Center Pro and Workflow, talk about monitoring your home network usage, debate smart…
244: When Bad Things Happen
Mar 8, 2015 • 96 min
David and Katie discuss what to do when the worst things happen to your tech. We’ll discuss malware, compromised passwords, stolen devices and more and what what you can do to prepare now to be ready when disaster strikes.
243: Workflow.app
Mar 1, 2015 • 61 min
David and Katie dive deep into the new Workflow.app and discuss how it’s a game changer for iOS Automation and provide sample workflows.
242: MPU 242 - Troubleshooting with Joe Caiati
Feb 22, 2015 • 90 min
David and Katie talk with former Apple Genius Joe Ciati about troubleshooting your Mac. We discuss removing adware, explain Activity Monitor and Console, how to diagnose hardware and software problems and when you can attempt to fix something yourself and…
241: iCloud in 2015
Feb 15, 2015 • 99 min
David and Katie discuss the state of iCloud in 2015, where you should trust it, where you should take a pass, how it integrates with other services and peek at the new Photos.app.
240: MPU Live: Auto-Magically, with Kenny G
Feb 10, 2015 • 98 min
David and Katie talk with Bonni Stachowiak, a professor at Vanguard University about providing better feedback, they also follow-up with listener comments about financial management apps, clarify FileVault, share their thoughts on antivirus, discuss…
239: Workflows with Adam Christianson
Feb 8, 2015 • 94 min
Katie and David sit down with Adam Christianson of the Maccast podcast, one of the first Mac podcasts, to talk about his history with Apple, life as a programer, experiences through the years podcasting and Mac User Groups. Thanks to MPU listener Hay…
238: The Magic 20: 10 Apps and 10 Utilities For Your Mac
Feb 1, 2015 • 86 min
David and Katie run down their ten must have Mac Apps and 10 utilities for any Mac Power User
237: Catching Up with John Siracusa
Jan 25, 2015 • 114 min
John Siracusa returns to Mac Power Users to update us on how his workflows have changed and life as an iPhone owner. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
236: Managing Digital Finances
Jan 18, 2015 • 95 min
David and Katie talk best practices and discuss the various tools available to manage your finances online. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
235: Workflows with Stephen Hackett
Jan 11, 2015 • 99 min
Katie and David sit down with Stephen Hackett of 512pixels.net to discuss his previous life as an Apple Genius, how he juggles a day job, Relay.fm and being Editor-in-Chief of the Sweet setup with his family life, his love of old Macs and more. Thanks to…
234: MPU Live: Control-Space is Wrong
Jan 7, 2015 • 95 min
In our monthly feedback show David and Katie talk about auditing your accounts with guest Bradley Chambers, quitting Family Sharing, follow-up on PDFs, discuss applications for money management, and share tips for managing RSS feeds on the go, sharing an…
233: Family Tech Support
Jan 4, 2015 • 77 min
Katie and David discuss tools and techniques to help you provide tech support to your friends and family and encourage tech independence. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
232: 2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Dec 28, 2014 • 91 min
Katie and David look back on the tech related events in the year that was and what they’re most looking forward to in the year to come. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
231: Sticking It to the Man with Jason Snell
Dec 21, 2014 • 109 min
David and Katie sit down with Jason Snell, now an independent technology writer and podcaster, to talk about how his workflows have changed. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
230: The Power of PDFs
Dec 14, 2014 • 102 min
David and Katie discuss the power of PDFs with Ernie Svenson (aka “Ernie the attorney). Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
229: MPU Live: I don’t do the Costanza thing
Dec 10, 2014 • 106 min
David and Katie touch base with Todd Olthoff to talk about OS X Server under Yosemite, we follow-up on iOS Apps, Email and answer listener questions about NAS, home media center, preserving family memories and more
228: Rocket Science with Skip Owens
Dec 7, 2014 • 93 min
David and Katie chat with NASA Scientist Skip Owens about how he uses his Mac to put rovers on Mars. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
227: Our iPhone Home Screens
Nov 30, 2014 • 87 min
David and Katie share the apps they currently have on their iPhone home screens and why.
226: Workflows with Manton Reece
Nov 23, 2014 • 98 min
David and Katie list down with developer Manton Reece to talk about creating Mac and iOS apps, Twitter and App.net, collaborating with others and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
225: 2014 Geek Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 16, 2014 • 93 min
David and Katie share the items on their wish lists as well as thoughts for gifts for the geek in your life in their Annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide.
224: The Email Problem
Nov 9, 2014 • 101 min
David and Katie once again tackle the ongoing problem of email including tips for how to manage an overflowing email inbox. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
223: MPU Live: It’s So Choice…
Nov 6, 2014 • 95 min
David and Katie chat with Mike Rhode about his new book, the Sketchnote Workbook. David talks about his latest purchase. We also follow-up on a number of topics including academic workflows, goal setting security and share listener tips and answer…
222: Workflows with Myke Hurley
Nov 2, 2014 • 92 min
David and Katie sit down with Myke Hurley of Relay.fm to talk about creating his new podcast network, the tools he uses for creating his podcast, juggling multiple jobs and why he finally decided to go full time with Relay.fm Thanks to MPU listener Jigar…
221: Academic Workflows with Aleh Cherp
Oct 27, 2014 • 97 min
David and Katie talk academic workflows with Professor Aleh Cherp about the tools he uses for scholarly research, writing and teaching. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
220: OS X: Yosemite
Oct 19, 2014 • 97 min
David and Katie talk about the new features of OS X Yosemite and getting ready for the update.
219: Getting Things Done with David Allen
Oct 12, 2014 • 86 min
David and Katie are joined by special guest David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, to talk talk about the GTD method and how GTD works in the digital age. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
218: MPU Live: A Festival of Skeuomorphism
Oct 8, 2014 • 95 min
We’re joined by Luke Soules of iFixit to talk about iPhone 6 repairability and follow-up on our own experiences with the iPhone and iOS 8. We also discuss security concerns and FileVault, review listener feedback and workflows in education and review tips…
217: iOS Automation with Federico Viticci
Oct 5, 2014 • 103 min
Federico Viticci of MacStories joins us to talk about the state of automation with the new enhancements of iOS8. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
216: iOS 8 Developer Roundtable
Sep 28, 2014 • 76 min
David and Katie are joined by some premiere developers to developers including Dave Teare of 1Password, Ken Case of OmniGroup and Greg Scown of Smile. We discuss the processes of developing for iOS 8, new iPhones and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn…
215: iOS 8
Sep 21, 2014 • 102 min
David and Katie talk about the changes and enhancements to iOS 8. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
214: Tech in Education
Sep 14, 2014 • 92 min
David and Katie discuss the use of technology in education including apps and workflows for both the student and teacher. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
213: MPU Live: Taking Obsequiousness to New Unplumbed Depths
Sep 11, 2014 • 94 min
Mike Rogers, a K-8 Principal, joins us to discuss his technology workflows and their school’s new iPad program, we cover lots of Task Management follow-up, listeners share their favorite tips for presentations, and Katie and David answer listener…
212: Networking
Sep 7, 2014 • 109 min
Katie and David are joined by Bradley Chambers to discuss creating and maintaining a network, how to design, setup and configure a network and tips for optimizing and troubleshooting. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this…
211: Workflows with Guy English
Aug 31, 2014 • 94 min
David and Katie are joined by Guy English to talk about a career in Mac and IOS development, creating a beloved conference and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
210: Task Management
Aug 24, 2014 • 100 min
David and Katie run down task management systems and discuss their tips and tricks for staying on top of their tasks. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
209: Workflows with Casey Liss
Aug 17, 2014 • 103 min
Katie and David sit down with Casey Liss to talk about becoming a geek dad, programing, media management, Alfred workflows, ATP and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
208: Repurpose your Apple Hardware
Aug 10, 2014 • 78 min
David and Katie talk about options for repurposing your Mac and iOS devices including alternate uses for older machines, how to hand devices down to friends, family, donating devices and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the…
207: MPU Live: Functionally Inspirational
Aug 6, 2014 • 95 min
Equipping remote workers, Daylight for Mac office management, tech for going back to school, listener workflows and more vacation gadgets.
206: Brett Terpstra *drink*
Aug 3, 2014 • 90 min
David and Katie sit down with Brett Terpstra drink to talk about his current projects, Marked 2, text, automation and being obsessive about making great things. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
205: Vacations for Geeks
Jul 27, 2014 • 90 min
David and Katie talk about how they use their tech for vacation planning, organization and travel. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
204: Presentations: A MacSparky Field Guide
Jul 20, 2014 • 93 min
David and Katie talk about the subject of David’s latest books, Presentations and how you can create powerful and compelling presentations yourself. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
203: TextExpander
Jul 14, 2014 • 92 min
David and Katie dive deep on one of their favorite productivity tools, TextExpander. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
202: MPU Live: Getting Started, Extending Wi-Fi, Travel Tips, Evernote & More
Jul 9, 2014 • 100 min
David and Katie talk about getting started with becoming more productive with your Mac, answer questions related to traveling with your tech, extending Wi-Fi networks, lots of Evernote feedback and tips and much more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for…
201: Mac at Home, PC at Work
Jul 7, 2014 • 95 min
David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead discuss the struggles with using a Mac as your primary platform at home while being forced to use a PC at work and suggestions for how to stay productive when sliding between platforms. Thanks to MPU listener…
200: The Story So Far…
Jun 29, 2014 • 90 min
For episode 200, David and Katie take a look back to how they became “Mac Power Users” the origin of the show, discuss how the show is created, answer listener questions and what’s next for MPU. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the…
199: Video Workflows with Wally Cherwinski
Jun 22, 2014 • 102 min
Wally Cherwinski joins us to talk about creating videos, setting up multi-camera shots and how anyone can become a videographer. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
198: Evernote Power Tips
Jun 15, 2014 • 101 min
David and Katie discuss their use of Evernote, how their use has evolved over time and power tips. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
197: MPU Live: Wargames
Jun 11, 2014 • 98 min
David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. In this episode we discuss thoughts on WWDC, OmniFocus tips, migrating to an SSD, managing storage space, IFTTT, Evernote, Milage tracking, and much more! Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for…
196: Holistic Productivity Workflows with Tim Stringer
Jun 8, 2014 • 101 min
David and Katie talk with Tim Stringer of Technically Simple about his approach to Holistic Productivity. We also discuss Tim’s extensive use of apps like OmniFocus, Evernote, Daylight and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the…
195: Syncing and Cloud Services
Jun 1, 2014 • 91 min
David and Katie revisit cloud and local services and syncing and storing data. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
194: Workflows with Tom Merritt
May 26, 2014 • 91 min
David and Katie chat with Tom Merritt about going independent, working from home, podcasting and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
193: Workflows with Geek Dad James Floyd Kelly
May 19, 2014 • 106 min
David and Katie sit down with James Floyd Kelly of GeekDad.com to talk about being a geeky dad, iPad productivity, gaming and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
192: iOS Picks (Spring 2014 Edition)
May 12, 2014 • 98 min
It’s been a while since we did an iOS picks show, David and Katie each run down a dozen or so Apps they’ve been using. The only requirement was that we couldn’t have picked the App on one of our previous “picks” shows. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati…
191: MPU Live: The Sparks-Floyd Methodology
May 8, 2014 • 91 min
It’s a grab bag of goodies in this MPU Live. We discuss tips for automating the tagging and organizing of files, how to make your commute more productive, paperless workflows, keeping network drives mounted, quickly processing notes and lots of listener…
190: Workflows with John August
May 4, 2014 • 87 min
Katie and David sit down with screenwriter, director and developer, John August. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
189: OS X Server with Todd Olthoff
Apr 27, 2014 • 100 min
David and Katie are joined by Todd Olthoff to talk about OS X Server, why you may want to run the $20 server application, features and use cases for homes and small businesses. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this…
188: Video and Magazine Production with Don McAllister
Apr 20, 2014 • 94 min
Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline returns to chat with Katie and David about his video production setup, creating a monthly magazine on Apple’s Newsstand platform and why he bought a new Mac Pro. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with…
187: Word Processors
Apr 13, 2014 • 84 min
David and Katie talk about various word processors for the Mac and iOS. Pages, Microsoft Word, Nisus Writer, OpenOffice, GoogleDrive and more… Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
186: MPU Live: Mail Attachments, AppleScript, OmniFocus, Hazel and More!
Apr 9, 2014 • 100 min
Katie and David respond to listener feedback, tips and questions. In this episode we discuss a variety of topics including handling mail attachments, converting word files to PDF, using Evernote to manage receipts, managing single tasks with OmniFocus,…
185: Workflows with the Mac Observer’s Dave Hamilton
Apr 6, 2014 • 103 min
Dave Hamilton, co-founder of The Mac Observer and co-host of the Mac Geek Gab Podcast stops by to chat with David and Katie about running an online publication, his tricked out podcasting setup, being a musician, Mac maintenance and more. Thanks to MPU…
184: Power User Workflows and Macworld/iWorld 2014
Mar 30, 2014 • 60 min
Broadcasting from Macworld/iWorld David and Katie share with you some of their favorite power user tips accumulated over the years as well as their finds from the Macworld/iWorld show floor.
183: Episode V: Merlin Strikes Back
Mar 23, 2014 • 124 min
Merlin Mann returns to Mac Power Users for his annual visit. This year we dive deep into Merlin’s new obsession with home automation and talk about what makes some apps stick while others never do. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with…
182: Geeking Out With Travel
Mar 17, 2014 • 103 min
David and Katie share their tips for geeking out your travel gear. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
181: Automation Workflows with TJ Luoma
Mar 9, 2014 • 113 min
David and Katie sit down with automation guru, minister and geek TJ Luoma. We talk about his love for Keyboard Maestro and how he uses automation to make life easier. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
180: MPU Live: Automation, Email, iPad at School, Tips & More
Mar 6, 2014 • 93 min
In their inaugural episode of MPU Live David and Katie answer listener questions and share tips. Topics include tweaking automation workflows, organizing PDF files, going back to school with an iPad and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for…
179: Calendar Management
Mar 2, 2014 • 95 min
This week David and Katie tackle the calendar and best practices for managing, sharing and storing information to keep you on track. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
178: The Contacts Show
Feb 23, 2014 • 99 min
David and Katie discuss the best practices for managing, syncing and organizing contacts. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
177: Workflows with Gabe Weatherhead
Feb 17, 2014 • 107 min
David and Katie talk with Gabe Weatherhead (a.k.a. MacDrifter) about being a Mac geek in a PC office, DEVONThink, and his automation workflows. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
176: Everyday Automation
Feb 9, 2014 • 97 min
Katie and David talk about the tips and tricks they use for automating their life. We discuss productivity through automation, the automated home and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
175: Workflows with Federico Viticci
Feb 3, 2014 • 92 min
Katie and David sit down with Federico Viticci of MacStories.net to talk about his amazing iPad workflows, the future of iOS, photo management and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
174: GarageBand for Everyone and Macworld 2014
Jan 26, 2014 • 96 min
Chris Breen joins David and Katie to talk about all the things musicians and non-musicians can love about GarageBand. We also sit down with Paul Kent to talk about what’s happening at Macworld/iWorld in March. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for…
173: 1Password Revisited
Jan 19, 2014 • 99 min
Katie and David revisit the password manager 1Password, why it’s important, what it does, how they use it and alternatives. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
172: Workflows with Paperless Guru Brooks Duncan
Jan 13, 2014 • 96 min
David and Katie talk with Brooks Duncan of DocumentSnap.com about his online business, the state of paperless and creating custom workflows for businesses and individuals. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
171: Photo Management
Jan 5, 2014 • 92 min
Joined by guest Bradley Chambers, David and Katie tackle photo management. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
170: 2014 Tech Resolutions
Dec 24, 2013 • 78 min
David and Katie discuss some of their tech resolutions for 2014 including better utilizing network attached storage, less “fiddley” writing and more. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
169: Workflows with Dr. Jeffery Taekman
Dec 22, 2013 • 87 min
David and Katie talk to Dr. Jeffery Taekman, a physician, researcher and educator at Duke. Jeff takes us through his various workflows for getting work done in his profession including using his iPad in his medical practice. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar…
168: Listener Feedback
Dec 15, 2013 • 101 min
David and Katie sort through recent listener feedback and discuss a variety of topics including iPad stylus, cable cutting, offsite backup, home sound systems, tea brewing and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes…
167: Workflows with Brett Terpstra
Dec 8, 2013 • 94 min
Long overdue, David and Katie sit down with the mad scientist himself, Brett Terpstra to talk about his setup, tagging and music. Drink Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
166: Using Siri and Dictation
Dec 2, 2013 • 96 min
David and Katie talk about how to maximize productivity using Siri on iOS and dictation on iOS and Mac. Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
165: 2013 Geek Gift Guide
Nov 24, 2013 • 99 min
David and Katie run down their 2013 Geek Gift Guide. This show is full of items the hosts either have on their personal wish lists or plan to buy as gifts for others this holiday season. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the…
164: Tackling Email
Nov 17, 2013 • 92 min
David and Katie sit down to discuss the topic of tackling email, how they manage and organize their email, the power tools they use and David’s latest book. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
163: Fraser Speirs Returns
Nov 10, 2013 • 92 min
Fraser Speirs returns to MPU to discuss the state of iPads and technology including an update on his school’s one-to-one program, how he uses his iPad and thoughts on the newly released iPad Air and retina iPad mini. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati…
162: Using Mavericks
Nov 3, 2013 • 109 min
After spending some time with Apple’s latest operating system, Katie and David discuss their favorite features of Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
161: Running a Mac Small Business with Ben Carter
Oct 27, 2013 • 102 min
David and Katie talk with solo law practitioner Ben Carter about starting a small business based around his Mac and the hardware and software he uses. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
160: Getting Ready for Mavericks
Oct 20, 2013 • 80 min
David and Katie talk about getting your Mac ready for OS X Mavericks. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
159: Workflows with David Chartier
Oct 13, 2013 • 80 min
David and Katie talk with David Chartier about the Finer Things in Tech, his work as a freelance writer and Herald. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
158: iOS 7 Apps and Gems
Oct 6, 2013 • 80 min
David and Katie discuss their favorite new apps and features for iOS 7. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
157: Security Problems and Solutions
Sep 29, 2013 • 87 min
In this episode, David and Katie cover frequent security problems and offer their solutions. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
156: Editorial with Federico Viticci
Sep 22, 2013 • 99 min
David and Katie are joined by Federico Viticci of Macstories.net to talk about writing on the iPad and the newest text editor with built in automation functions, Editorial. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
155: Jason Snell Returns
Sep 15, 2013 • 90 min
Katie and David sit down again with Jason Snell of Macworld/PC World and TechHive to discuss how his workflows have evolved since our last episode. We talk about managing email and tasks, his preference for smaller devices, writing novels, podcasting and…
154: Apple TV
Sep 8, 2013 • 87 min
David and Katie dive deep on the Apple TV and discuss how they use the Apple TV for work and play. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
153: Hardware Development with Geoff Barrall
Sep 1, 2013 • 93 min
Katie and David talk hardware development, conceptualization, design and production with the CEO of Drobo, Geoff Barrall. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
152: Back to School
Aug 25, 2013 • 81 min
Katie and David talk back to school gear and apps for iOS and Mac. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
151: iOS Photography with Jeff Carlson
Aug 18, 2013 • 103 min
David and Katie sit down with Jeff Carlson to share his tips and tricks for taking better photos with your iOS devices as well as managing and enhancing photos using iOS. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
150: Listener Workflows
Aug 11, 2013 • 100 min
In celebration of episode 150, Katie and David invite Mac Power Users listeners on the show to share their MPU inspired workflows. Topics include iOS information capture and automation, workflows from educators, home security automation, Devonthink,…
149: Reading It Later
Aug 4, 2013 • 86 min
David and Katie review the popular “Read it Later” services and discuss power user workflows for processing your reading. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week.
148: Security Audit
Jul 28, 2013 • 79 min
David and Katie review best security practices and discuss email encryption, VPN, password practices, data encryption, two factor authentication and more. Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week.
147: David Wain Returns
Jul 21, 2013 • 102 min
David Wain returns to tell us how his workflow has changed since show 50. We talk about how David has become a one-man post production machine, jailbreaking, David’s writing and collaboration workflows and more.
146: Our Gear
Jul 14, 2013 • 95 min
A frequent listener request, Katie and David recap the gear they use day-to-day.
145: Keyboard Maestro Turns 6
Jul 7, 2013 • 84 min
David and Katie take a look at the new version of Keyboard Maestro and discuss what it does, how you can use it to automate tasks on your Mac, when you should use Keyboard Maestro over other automation tools and choosing the right tool for the right job.
144: Workflows with Chris Breen
Jun 30, 2013 • 87 min
David and Katie chat with Macworld Senior Editor Chris Breen to talk Music, Podcasting, Writing Workflows and his favorite Mac Gems.
143: RSS and Replacing Google Reader
Jun 23, 2013 • 94 min
David and Katie talk about the impending shutdown of Google Reader and their solutions for RSS
142: Special: WWDC 2013
Jun 12, 2013 • 118 min
David and Katie take a break from their regularly scheduled programing to talk iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, new Apple Hardware and their thought on Apple’s roadmap. We also have an update from Jean MacDonald about AppCamp4Girls.
141: Traveling with Alex Lindsay
Jun 9, 2013 • 116 min
David and Katie talk with Alex Lindsay about his travel adventures and tech.
140: Listener Question and Answer
Jun 2, 2013 • 97 min
David and Katie catch up on listener feedback and talk about Dropbox hacks, syncing, audio and video tricks, archiving files, writing workflows and more.
139: Workflows with Ethan Schoonover
May 26, 2013 • 109 min
Ethan Schoonover joins David and Katie to talk about his Solarized project, and his graphic design, photography and home automation workflows.
138: Syncing and Sharing
May 19, 2013 • 110 min
David and Katie revisit the topic of syncing and discuss how to sync information between your various devices and share with others.
137: Workflows with Aisha Tyler
May 12, 2013 • 96 min
Aisha Tyler talks to Katie and David about being an “Art Shark.” We discuss Aisha’s work, creating podcasts, videos and books and how she manages her business.
136: iOS Automation
May 5, 2013 • 92 min
David and Katie talk about their favorite apps and tools for automating tasks on iOS
135: Workflows with Serenity Caldwell
Apr 28, 2013 • 92 min
David and Katie sit down with Serenity Caldwell to talk about working from home, her favorite Apps, standing desks, authoring ebooks, and a whole lot more.
134: Mac Utilities
Apr 21, 2013 • 94 min
David and Katie review their favorite utilities for the Mac.
133: Alfred 2
Apr 14, 2013 • 91 min
David and Katie take a deep dive into Alfred 2.0, an application launcher and productivity application for Mac.
132: Merlin Returns
Apr 7, 2013 • 133 min
Returning for his annual appearance, Merlin Mann joins Katie and David to talk Evernote, GTD, iPad, Podcasting and his favorite Apps.
131: Markdown Revisited
Mar 31, 2013 • 83 min
David and Katie are joined by Eddie Smith of Practically Efficient to discuss the new MacSparky Field Guide: Markdown co-authored by David and Eddie.
130: Computing with Kids
Mar 24, 2013 • 93 min
David and Katie are joined by Natali Morris to talk about kids and technology. Topics include why it’s important to introduce kids to tech, keeping children safe online, monitoring and limiting access and Natali’s favorite apps and accessories.
129: Workflows with Lex Friedman
Mar 16, 2013 • 89 min
David and Katie chat with Macworld Senior Writer Lex Friedman about telecommuting cross-country, writing for Macworld, treadmill desks and his favorite Apps.
128: Typography with Ina Saltz
Mar 10, 2013 • 95 min
Typography expert Ina Saltz explains why type matters and gives some great tips for using typography wisely.
127: Workflows with Clayton Morris
Mar 3, 2013 • 112 min
David and Katie sit down with Clayton Morris from Fox News to learn about his workflows.
126: The Mac Home Server
Feb 20, 2013 • 93 min
Special guest Shawn Blanc joins Katie and David to talk about setting up a Mac to use as a home server. We talk configuration, use cases, media applications, automation tools and more.
125: Essential iPad
Feb 17, 2013 • 95 min
David and Katie discuss their iPad setup, and essential apps and accessories.
124: Live at Macworld/iWorld
Feb 10, 2013 • 82 min
Katie and David do a show in front of a live audience at Macworld/iWorld 2013 where they share their best finds from the show floor, catch up with listener feedback, and take questions from the show floor.
123: Workflows with Craig Hockenberry
Feb 3, 2013 • 107 min
Craig Hockenberry joins Katie and David to talk about working in Internet-distributed company, how he creates apps, and getting started with app programming.
122: Another look at iTunes
Jan 27, 2013 • 102 min
With the recent release of iTunes 11, Katie and David go back to iTunes and discuss the applications significant changes and their favorite iTunes workflows.
121: The Website Show
Jan 20, 2013 • 79 min
Katie and David talk to John Chandler about the getting started with web publishing including Mac based software solutions, WordPress, Squarespace, Tumblr, and more.
120: Taking Notes with Mike Rohde
Jan 13, 2013 • 102 min
David and Katie are joined by Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook, to talk about analog and digital forms of note taking.
119: Geek Fitness
Jan 6, 2013 • 93 min
David and Katie talk about the geeky tools they’re using to help get in shape.
118: Resolutions
Dec 30, 2012 • 75 min
David and Katie talk about some great geek resolutions including a tech security audit, using an electronic diary, geek estate planning, locking down social networks, offsite backup, and creating something amazing with an iLife app. David also gets to use…
117: The Feedback Show
Dec 23, 2012 • 84 min
Katie and David go in depth on some of the most common feedback topics including iOS writing workflows, Evernote, syncing, file storage and sharing techniques, and Katie’s home server.
116: Workflows with Glenn Fleishman
Dec 16, 2012 • 90 min
David and Katie sit down with Glenn Fleishman to discuss his work as a freelance writer and editor, working from home, BBEdit, and what it takes to become a two-time Jeopardy Champion.
115: Geek Gift Guide
Dec 9, 2012 • 90 min
From bluetooth meat thermometers to build your own robot kits and everything in between, David and Katie discuss their gift ideas for the geek in your life.
114: Workflows with Dan Benjamin, Round Two
Dec 2, 2012 • 86 min
5by5 Grand Pooba, Dan Benjamin, joins Katie and David to explain how he gets work done.
113: Photography Workflows with Derrick Story
Nov 25, 2012 • 65 min
Photographer and Aperture guru Derrick Story joins Katie and David to talk about photography.
112: Self Publishing and iBooks Author
Nov 18, 2012 • 102 min
David walks through his workflows for publishing books in iBooks Author and the iBookstore.
111: Presentation Workflows with Les Posen
Nov 12, 2012 • 89 min
Les Posen joins Katie and David to talk about the best tools and workflows for making better presentations.
110: Sharing A Mac
Nov 5, 2012 • 77 min
Katie and David discuss how to effectively share a Mac within a family and how to manage users and groups.
109: Speeding Up Your Mac
Oct 29, 2012 • 93 min
From hardware upgrades to maintenance, Katie and David discuss ways to speed up your Mac.
108: Mac Tips and Tricks
Oct 21, 2012 • 70 min
Katie, David and guest Brett Terpstra discuss their favorite Mac Tips and David and Brett’s new book, 60 Mountain Lion Tips
107: Marketing and Learning to Develop Apps with Jean MacDonald
Oct 14, 2012 • 104 min
Katie and David are joined by Jean MacDonald, who explains how she goes about marketing and running a small software company with Apple technology, Jean’s budding education as an App developer, and her new project, App Camp for Girls.
106: Finder Alternatives
Oct 7, 2012 • 79 min
David and Katie talk about David’s obsession with upgrading OS X’s Finder.
105: Workflows With Music Video Director Greg Jardin
Sep 30, 2012 • 68 min
Greg Jardin joins Katie and David to explain how he uses his Mac to direct and produce music videos.
104: Using iOS 6
Sep 23, 2012 • 82 min
Katie and David cover getting the most out of the new iOS 6 operating system.
103: Five Bucks or Less on iOS
Sep 16, 2012 • 99 min
Katie and David talk about their favorite iOS apps at $5 or less.
102: Workflows with Jim Dalrymple
Sep 10, 2012 • 95 min
The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple joins Katie and David to talk about writing, the web, and music.
101: Working with the New Cat
Sep 2, 2012 • 100 min
Katie and David discuss putting Mountain Lion’s features to work.
100: Awesome MPU Listeners
Aug 26, 2012 • 146 min
For show 100, Katie and David are joined by several amazing listeners (including academics, authors, pilots, and more) as they talk through their own Mac and iOS workflows.
99: Workflows with Marco Arment
Aug 19, 2012 • 112 min
David and Katie sit down with Marco Arment to discuss developing Instapaper, his Mac setup, development workflows and more.
98: Mac from Scratch
Aug 12, 2012 • 91 min
Katie and David talk through setting up a new Mac or rebuilding an old one from scratch.
97: Repair and Recycle with iFixit’s Kyle Wiens
Aug 6, 2012 • 59 min
iFixit’s Kyle Wiens joins Katie and David to talk about technology repair, iFixit’s teardowns, and responsible electronic recycling.
96: Web Automation Tools
Jul 30, 2012 • 71 min
Katie and David dive into web automation tools Yahoo Pipes and If This, Then That (IFTTT).
95: Engineering Workflows with Dr. Drang
Jul 23, 2012 • 108 min
Dr. Drang joins Katie and David to talk about how he uses technology for engineering, programming, and his website.
94: iPad Productivity Kit
Jul 16, 2012 • 89 min
Katie and David cover their favorite apps and tools for getting work done (and creating content) on the iPad.
93: Education Workflows with Fraser Speirs
Jul 9, 2012 • 114 min
Fraser Speirs joins Katie and David to talk about his experiences setting up a one-to-one iPad program at hi school, Apple technology in education and his own personal workflows.
92: Five Bucks
Jul 2, 2012 • 74 min
David and Katie cover their favorite Mac apps that are five dollars or less.
91: Workflows with Merlin Mann III
Jun 25, 2012 • 115 min
Merlin Mann joins Katie and David for the 2012 version of Merlin’s workflow interviews. This year, Merlin explains some of his favorite iOS apps, Mac apps, and web services.
90: Meetings (and Technology)
Jun 18, 2012 • 82 min
David and Katie discuss why meetings suck and how to make them suck less with a lot of effort and a little technology.
89: Music Workflows with Composer Johnny Knittle
Jun 11, 2012 • 102 min
Professional musician and composer Johnny Knittle joins Katie and David to explain how he produces music for television and film. This episode also features new MPU theme music written by Johnny.
88: MobileMe Transition
Jun 4, 2012 • 77 min
Katie and David cover the potholes associated with the pending MobileMe demise.
87: Workflows with John Siracusa
May 28, 2012 • 112 min
John Siracusa joins David and Katie to talk about productivity, writing, Mac utilities, and gaming.
86: Workflows with Wendy Cherwinski
May 21, 2012 • 78 min
Speechwritier and presentation coach Wendy Cherwinkski join Katie and David to explain how she goes about her trade.
85: Paperless
May 14, 2012 • 76 min
David and Katie talk about David’s Paperless book and the best tools and software to go Paperless with your Mac and iOS devices.
84: The Setup Show
May 7, 2012 • 94 min
Katie and David talk about their individual Mac and iOS setups.
83: Workflows with Yuvi Zalkow
Apr 30, 2012 • 79 min
Yuvi Zalkow joins Katie and David to explain how he uses Apple technologies to write his novel and produce some delightful videos.
82: Cooking Ideas
Apr 23, 2012 • 75 min
David and Katie cover mind mapping, outlining, and their use.
81: Workflows with Brett Terpstra
Apr 16, 2012 • 79 min
Brett Terpstra joins David and Katie to discuss how he uses his Apple technology to program, write, and make music.
80: Spring Cleaning Your Mac
Apr 9, 2012 • 81 min
Katie and David cover spring cleaning your Mac.
79: Hazel 3.0
Apr 2, 2012 • 85 min
Katie and David cover the latest release of one of their favorite Mac utilities, Hazel 3.0, with the basics and some of their favorite Hazel workflows.
78: Workflows with Kourosh Dini
Mar 26, 2012 • 66 min
Kourosh Dini, physician and author of “Creating Flow with OmniFocus”, joins David.
77: Dumping Google
Mar 19, 2012 • 91 min
Katie and David discuss what is going on with Google and alternative services if you are ready to jump ship.
76: Workflows with Daniel Jalkut
Mar 11, 2012 • 112 min
David and Katie chat with developer Daniel Jalkut to discuss how he uses his Mac to run a software company and the tools he uses to develop applications for the Mac and iOS.
75: Remote Access
Mar 5, 2012 • 94 min
David and Katie cover solutions for controlling Macs and PCs remotely with Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
74: Workflows with Don McAllister
Feb 20, 2012 • 90 min
In this episode Katie and David talk with Screencasting guru Don McAllister to discuss how he produces weekly tutorials for Mac and iOS and how he runs a home based business on his Mac.
73: Podcasting: The How and the Why
Feb 13, 2012 • 95 min
Katie and David go soup to nuts on how they produce the Mac Power Users Podcast
72: Workflows with Colleen Wainwright
Feb 6, 2012 • 66 min
Colleen Wainwright from Communicatrix.com joins Katie and David to talk about how she gets ahead with Apple technologies.
71: Harry McCracken’s iPad
Jan 30, 2012 • 79 min
Technologizer’s Harry McCracken joins David and Katie to explain how he primarily relies on his iPad for getting work done.
70: Using Automator with Ben Waldie
Jan 23, 2012 • 84 min
Apple automation guru, Ben Waldie, joins David and Katie to discuss incorporating Automator and AppleScript into your Mac workflows.
69: Browser Wars
Jan 17, 2012 • 97 min
Katie and David dive deep on the various web browsers available for Mac and iOS, the pros and cons of each and various add-ons and extensions to make your browser of choice more useful.
68: Workflows with Rod Roddenberry
Jan 9, 2012 • 85 min
Rod Roddenberry joins Katie and David to talk about his new documentary Trek Nation, and how he runs his life and business with Apple technologies.
67: MPU 067 Web Security and your Apple Devices
Dec 19, 2011 • 91 min
Katie and David are joined by security professional George Starcher for a comprehensive talk about web security and your Apple devices.
66: iTunes Match
Dec 12, 2011 • 96 min
Katie and David dive deep into iTunes Match and iCloud Music Sharing with this soup to nuts discussion of how to set up and use this new service.
65: Workflows with Horace Dediu
Dec 5, 2011 • 82 min
Katie and David are joined by Asymco publisher Horace Dediu, who talks about how he researches and publishes his analysis of the mobile marketspace and his thoughts on the future of presentation tools.
64: Keyboard Maestro
Nov 28, 2011 • 77 min
In this episode Katie and David get geeky with the automation and macro creation program Keyboard Maestro. For this episode, we’re joined special guest and Keyboard Maestro guru, Gabe Weatherhead aka MacDrifter.
63: Workflows with Alex Lindsay
Nov 21, 2011 • 96 min
Alex Lindsay of the Pixel Corps joins Katie and David to talk about his video and travel workflows.
62: Cutting The Cable
Nov 14, 2011 • 56 min
Katie and David discuss strategies and methods for disconnecting a cable or satellite television service and using alternate sources for media content. Topics include setting up an antenna, streaming media services, Internet television and alternative…
61: Workflows with Michael Lopp
Oct 31, 2011 • 65 min
David and Katie sit down with Michael Lopp, author of Rands in Repose, Being Geek and Managing Humans. We discuss how Michael uses Apple technology to manage humans in his day job and in his writing workflow.
60: Evernote
Oct 24, 2011 • 72 min
Katie and David are joined by Brett Kelly to discuss using Evernote, along with usage cases and limitations.
59: iPad at Work
Oct 10, 2011 • 71 min
David talks through the process of writing his latest book, iPad at Work including writing workflows, dealing with editors, and other strange anomalies of the publishing business.
58: The Google Lifestyle
Sep 26, 2011 • 95 min
In this episode, Katie and David cover the varied Google services now available.
57: Power Text Editing
Sep 12, 2011 • 86 min
In this episode, David and Katie explore the use of more powerful text editors, like TextMate and BBEdit, in a writing workflow with guest, Brett Terpstra.
56: Mail
Aug 29, 2011 • 111 min
Katie and David go soup to nuts on e-mail protocols, services, applications, and best practices.
55: Workflows with Adam Lisagor
Aug 14, 2011 • 106 min
Workflows with Adam Lisagor Katie and David chat with LonelySandwich about how he gets work done with his Apple technology. Links of note Adam Lisagor Adam’s Twitter Adam’s Videos Adam’s Blog David Wain Mac Power Users Interview FileMaker Pro Shake – now…
54: Your Questions & An Announcement
Jul 24, 2011 • 68 min
In this episode, David and Katie take listener questions on a variety of topics including how to manage a major Mac upgrade 7 years in the making, how we battle RSI through Ergonomics, an update on giving Keynote presentations with the iPad and iPhone,…
53: Workflows with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus
Jul 10, 2011 • 73 min
This workflow episode features Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. Bob is a computer columnist for the Houston Chronicle, a complete and total Mac geek, and the author of 50 books, most of which are aimed at Mac OS X and iOS. Links of Note Microsoft Office for Mac…
52: Getting Ready for Lion
Jun 26, 2011 • 67 min
David and Katie talk about the changes in the upcoming operating system and what you need to do to get your Mac ready to ensure a smooth install. You’ll want to listen to this episode before you install OS 10.7 Lion. Apple Lion Site New Lion Features How…
51: MenuBars, Docks and Dashboards
Jun 11, 2011 • 84 min
Katie and David look at their menubars, docks, and dashboards. Links of Note MenuBar iFreeMem SoundSource Caffeine Better Snap Tool CNET Tech Tracker Mouseposé Evernote LogMeIn FlashFrozen Click to Flash Dropbox XMarks Transmit Crashplan MenuMeters iStat…
50: Workflows with David Wain
May 23, 2011 • 99 min
David and Katie sit down with comedian, writer, actor and director David Wain. David is an avid Mac user and walks us through his workflow and how he implemented technology in the production of his upcoming feature film, Wanderlust. Written and directed…
49: Mac Maintenance
May 7, 2011 • 69 min
Katie and David dive deep on Mac maintenance issues, practices, and and tools. Links of Note Mac OS X Console Mac OS X Software Update Mac App Store CNet Tech Tracker Macworld on Repairing Permissions Apple on Zapping PRAM Apple on Snow Leopard Caches…
48: GoodReader
Apr 24, 2011 • 59 min
GoodReader is the iOS App that adds a file management system, open virtually any type of file and read and annotate PDF documents. David and Katie share how they use this app in their workflows and how it adds functionality to iOS devices. Links of…
47: Dropbox Awesomeness
Apr 10, 2011 • 88 min
David and Katie are joined by Eddie Smith of Practically Efficient to discuss all that is awesome about Dropbox. The trio discuss how to use Dropbox to share files across multiple computers and iDevices as well as dive into geekier uses for the service.…
46: Workflows with Merlin Mann II
Mar 27, 2011 • 146 min
David and Katie sit down again with Merlin Mann. Merlin updates us on his workflows and his latest projects. Links of Interest: Merlin Mann Back to Work 5By5 Studios You Look Nice Today MPU 023: Workflows with Merlin Mann I Dragon Dictate for Mac…
45: Finding Files and Tagging
Mar 13, 2011 • 80 min
Katie and David, joined by Mac mad scientist Brett Terpstra, cover the many ways to organize and find files on your Mac. This show includes tips on tagging, spotlight, naming conventions and more. Links of Note Brett’s Site Brett’s Text Expander Posts…
44: Taking Notes on Mac OS X and iOS
Feb 27, 2011 • 85 min
Katie and David tackle how to take notes in a variety of contexts using your Mac and iOS devices. Links of Note David’s Electrons vs. Meetings Post David’s OPML Post OmniOutliner Evernote Yojimbo iThoughtsHD MindNode Notational Velocity David’s Notational…
43: Back to Backup (Live from Macworld 2011)
Feb 13, 2011 • 46 min
This episode was recorded live on the Macworld Expo show floor. In it, David and Katie go back to backup and talk about their favorite strategies and tactics for backing up your Mac. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the live stream video so we…
42: Contacts and Calendars
Jan 22, 2011 • 78 min
In this episode, Katie and David tackle managing contacts and calendars on your Mac and iOS Devices. Apple Address Book iCal ABContacts Dialvetica Calvetica BusyCal BusySync BusyToDo 37signals Highrise iCalShare iCal Calendars Downloads Setup Google Sync…
41: Writing “Mac at Work”
Jan 9, 2011 • 60 min
In this episode David and Katie talk about David’s book, Mac at Work. David explains how he bumbled his way through the publishing process and the tools he used to write the book. The Tools: OmniOutliner iThoughtsHD Scrivener SimpleNote Microsoft Word…
40: Choosing The Right Mac
Dec 26, 2010 • 84 min
In this episode Katie and David discuss the differences among the Apple computers to help listeners choose the right Mac for themselves or when assisting others. We discuss buying a laptop vs desktop, power vs price and upgrade and expansion options. The…
39: Workflows with Paul Kent and Macworld 2011
Dec 12, 2010 • 69 min
In this episode, Katie and David interview IDG executive Paul Kent about how he uses Apple technology to organize and run the Macworld Conference and Expo. Paul also previews some of developments surrounding Macworld 2011. Links of Interest Skype iChat…
38: iTunes Intensive
Nov 28, 2010 • 87 min
In this episode, Katie and David dig deep on iTunes including Library management, playlists, sharing, and network attached storage. Links of Interest iTunes Song Genie AudioBook Builder Doug’s AppleScripts Dupin – Remove Duplicate Tracks Floppy Poster…
37: Markdown and MultiMarkdown
Nov 13, 2010 • 67 min
Katie and David tackle the use of Markdown and MultiMarkdown to write for the Web and more. This episode also includes an interview with Fletcher Penney, author of MultiMarkdown. Links of Interest Markdown John Gruber, Markdown Author Aaron Swartz,…
36: Traveling with the iPad
Oct 24, 2010 • 79 min
In this episode Katie and David talk about their recent travels with the iPad and discuss when the iPad can serve as a notebook replacement and when it can’t. We’ll share some of our favorite apps for getting things done one the road and our workflows for…
35: Money Managers, Task Management on the iPad, Car Stereos and the Book
Oct 3, 2010 • 67 min
In this episode, Katie and David catch up with listener questions and cover a few common questions including money management and iPad task management. David also spills the beans on his new book. This is a new show format for us so we appreciate your…
34: Keynote
Sep 20, 2010 • 82 min
In this episode, David and Katie talk about Keynote and share their presentation mojo. Links of Interest Keynote Keynote Tutorials ScreenCastsOnline – Keynote Tutorials KeynoteUser Keynote Themepark Timeline 3d OmniGraffle Mac Box Set Forever Save…
33: Workflows with Andy Ihnatko
Aug 28, 2010 • 78 min
This workflows episode is with technology writer and all around swell guy, Andy Ihnatko Links of Interest Writing Scrivener OmniOutliner Plain Text SimpleNote Notational Velocity Logitech New Wave Keyboard Syncing Dropbox RSS Google Reader Delicious Net…
32: Pictures and Your Mac
Aug 8, 2010 • 76 min
Just in time for summer vacation Katie and David talk about storing, organizing and managing photos on your Mac. Photography Podcasts Typical Shutterbug This Week in Photography Derek Story’s Digital Story Applications: iPhoto Aperture Lightroom…
31: Speaking to Your Mac
Jul 25, 2010 • 62 min
David and Katie talk about speech recognition software for the Mac, focusing on the powerful dictation applications MacSpeech Dictate and MacSpeech Scribe. MacSpeech MacSpeech Dictate MacSpeech Scribe Dragon Naturally Speaking (For PC) Dragon Mobile Apps…
30: Mac Gadgetier
Jul 11, 2010 • 92 min
In this episode, Katie and David cover some of their favorite Mac related gadgets. AppleTV Mac Mini Boxee Elgato EyeTV Netflix TiVo iTiVo PyTivo MonoPrice Display Port ot HDMI Mac OS X Server Airport Express Apple Remote App AirFoil Scoche iPhone…
29: Workflows with Jason Snell
Jun 27, 2010 • 89 min
Continuing in our Workflows series, we chat with Macworld Editor Jason Snell. Jason shares how he uses his Mac to juggle his job and shares with us his favorite applications. Links of Interest: BBEdit Scrivener Markdown Pages Google Docs Dropbox…
28: Using a Mac in a Windows World
Jun 13, 2010 • 83 min
In this episode David and Katie discuss strategies and solutions for dealing with that *other* operating system. Links of Interest Mac Software BusyCal NTFS for Mac Parallels VMware Fusion CrossOver Mac Remote Desktop Connection Evernote Dropbox Windows…
27: iPad Power Session
May 31, 2010 • 97 min
After spending a few months with the iPad, Katie and David reflect on how they get work done on them. Links of Interest Accessories Apple iPad Case Apple iPad Keyboard Stand Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Apple Camera Connection Kit Incase iPad Convertible Book…
26: Workflows with Dan Benjamin
May 16, 2010 • 86 min
This is our second show in the “Workflows” series. Our guest is programmer, writer, and podcaster Dan Benjamin. Links of Interest: Dan’s Sites Hivelogic 5by5.tv Dan’s Twitter Applications NetNewsWire Google Reader Readability Instapaper Apple Logic…
25: Geeking Out With Hazel
Apr 24, 2010 • 75 min
In this episode, David and Katie talk about how to keep your Mac clean and organized using Noodlesoft’s Hazel. Hazel watches folders and runs actions based on specific criteria to take action on the folder items. Hazel also keeps your Mac tidy by throwing…
24: Home Networking
Apr 3, 2010 • 87 min
Katie and David talk through home networking including wired and wireless solutions along with common pitfalls and speed bumps Links of Interest Networking cable ad nauseam Wikipedia on Wireless Security Breaking WEP in Under a Minute MacBreak Tech ABGN…
23: Workflows with Merlin Mann
Mar 13, 2010 • 101 min
In our first “Workflows” episode we talk with Merlin Mann, or as David calls him, the “Hero of Nerds.” Merlin discussed how he uses his Mac for his work and the applications he uses to be more productive. This extra long episode is packed with geeky…
22: Traveling With Your Mac
Mar 5, 2010 • 73 min
Fresh back from our trip to Macworld, Katie and David talk all about traveling with your Mac. The duo talk about bags, power, accessories, backing up while on the road, security and more. Katie and David talk about all the gadgets that are in their travel…
21: Interviews from the Macworld 2010 Show Floor
Feb 20, 2010 • 55 min
This is the last of our Macworld 2010 special episodes. In this episode we speak with various vendors about what’s new and what products we can look forward to in the coming year. Links of Interest: Microsoft Mac Business Unit Office Squared FastMac…
20: Live from Macworld 2010
Feb 15, 2010 • 61 min
This is a different type of show for the Mac Power Users. Katie and David had the honor of podcasting live from the Main Stage of Macworld 2010. This podcast was recorded as a live show on Saturday, February 13, 2010. The two discuss what’s new from their…
19: 1Password
Feb 7, 2010 • 55 min
In this episode Katie and David talk about one of their favorite programs, 1Password. This application does more than just auto-fill passwords. The hosts talk about all of the features of version 3 and how they use the application to stay safe and…
18: Managing The Onslaught
Jan 30, 2010 • 58 min
The daily barage of links, feeds, and e-mail sites can become overwhelming. In this episode, David and Katie talk about managing the the daily flood of data using RSS, Instapaper, and other solutions. Links of Interest NetNewsWire NewsFire Fever Google…
17: DNS and Macworld 2010
Jan 16, 2010 • 78 min
It’s a jam packed show this week. We discuss alternative DNS services including OpenDNS and Google’s DNS service with special guest George Starcher. We talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using an alternative DNS service and compare the new…
16: Information Managers
Dec 31, 2009 • 67 min
This has been one of our most requested episodes. We talk all about information managers. These are applications that handle all those random bits of information that don’t seem to fit in any other type of organizational system. We’ll give you a general…
15: Scrivener
Dec 11, 2009 • 69 min
We got a lot of feedback about episode 5 Word Processing and Writing, apparently people just keep looking for better word processors. So, we decided to do another show on a single application, Scrivener. Scrivener is a word processor and project…
14: Buying and Selling Macs
Nov 20, 2009 • 90 min
In this episode we talk about tips and tricks when buying and selling Macs. Whether you’re a switcher buying your very first Mac, or a seasoned Mac user looking to sell an old machine, we’ve got your covered. We’ll help you figure out what accessories you…
13: Task Management Smackdown
Nov 2, 2009 • 83 min
We’ve gotten a lot of requests for this episode, so here it is, our Task Management Smackdown. In one corner, David and The Omni Group’s Omni Focus. In another, Katie and Cultured Code’s Things. The duo discuss their system for managing tasks and how…
12: Troubleshooting Your Mac
Oct 14, 2009 • 90 min
Macs are typically very reliable machines, but from time to time they can cause you trouble. In this episode, we discuss recommendations for identifying and fixing problems. We also discuss tips for keeping your Mac running smoothly and discuss more…
11: Services and Macworld 2010
Sep 28, 2009 • 70 min
This episode provides an introduction to automation. Subjects include Applescript, Automator, and Snow Leopard Services. We also had Macworld Expo Director Paul Kent on to talk about Macworld Expo and Conference 2010. Links of Interest: Automator…
10: Mac Security
Sep 13, 2009 • 85 min
This episode includes a survey of security issues for Mac owners. Subjects include virus and trojans, phishing and web security, and physical security and insurance. Links of Interest: Norton Anti-Virus for Mac McAfee VirusScan for Mac Virus Barrier ClamX…
9: Getting Ready for Snow Leopard
Aug 16, 2009 • 67 min
We know, we were supposed to do a show about security this week. But with all the news coming out about Snow Leopard we just couldn’t help ourselves. In this episode we talk about how to get your Mac ready for Snow Leopard and our tips for a smooth…
8: Backup!
Aug 9, 2009 • 75 min
In this episode, David and Katie discuss backup tools, strategies and plans. Next show: Security Links of Interest SuperDuper Carbon Copy Cloner Time Machine Time Capsule Drobo MobileMe Mozy Backblaze Carbonite Amazon S3 Backjack Crashplan iDrive…
7: LaunchBar Blackbelt
Jul 26, 2009 • 69 min
In this episode we cover popular application launcher, LaunchBar. This episode goes beyond the basics and includes are several power user tips. We recommend you listen to this one in front of a Mac equipped with LaunchBar. Enjoy. LaunchBar Discount Code –…
6: Setting Up A New Mac
Jul 10, 2009 • 71 min
In this episode we talk all about setting up a new Mac. Do you want to migrate your data or start from scratch? What are the options for getting your old data on your new Mac? Katie and David explore the options and share their tips and tricks. Links of…
5: Word Processing and Writing
Jun 27, 2009 • 77 min
Episode five takes on word processing and writing on your Mac. It is no longer all about Microsoft Word. Apple’s own Pages is becoming a contender and there are several other tools that will help you write better. Links of Interest: Microsoft Office…
4: Staying in Sync
Jun 3, 2009 • 64 min
In our fourth episode we talk about a subject that plagues many Mac users, keeping thing in sync. Whether you’re trying to sync documents or data to another computer, a mobile device, or the cloud we talk about various products and services to allow you…
3: Going Paperless
May 22, 2009 • 93 min
In this episode, we discuss all the steps necessary to take your piles of paper and get it into your Mac and organized. Links of Interest Fujitsu ScanSnap 300MFujitsu ScanSnap 1500M Prizmo – Scan with your Camera Griffin Clarifi iPhone Case Hazel…
2: All About E-Mail (Part 2)
May 12, 2009 • 45 min
In part 2 of our E-mail series we go in-depth on our various systems for managing email, the pros and cons of each system, developing a good email work flow, learning how avoid becoming a slave to your inbox, email etiquette and other useful tools. If you…
1: All About E-Mail
May 5, 2009 • 77 min
We actually talked about e-mail for 2 hours. But we didn’t want to scare too many people away with our very first podcast so we decided to release this episode in two parts. In part one we talk about the differences between IMAP and POP and why we prefer…