September 20, 2016


Mac Roundtable #234 watchOS 3, Watch Series 2, iOS 10 and iPhones 7

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Bart Busschots @ltpod @bbusschots
Allison Sheridan @podfeet
John F Braun @johnfbraun @macgeekgab

Credit to: Rob Holloway, Jeff Papis & Christian Miller for kicking us and telling us to do the Mac Roundtable!

We talk through some of the announcements and then focus on our early impressions of watchOS and the new Apple Watch Series 2, the we chat about how well we like iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Picks – 

Allison – AppleCare+ on the iPhone – cracked screen is now $29 for all sizes (was $79/$99)

John – OtterBox uniVERSE iPhone case
   and Seek Thermal – thermal camera:


June 13, 2016


Mac Roundtable #233 WWDC 2016

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 11:07 pm

This week’s show is hosted by:

Bart Busschots – Let’s Talk Apple at @bbusschots
Allison Sheridan – NosillaCast and Chit Chat Across the Pond at @podfeet
Jeff Gamet – The Mac Observer and TMO Daily @jgamet

New watchOS, new tvOS, new macOS, and new iOS! We’ll tell you what we think about all the terrific announcements out of WWDC.



March 21, 2016


Mac Roundtable 2016-03-21 #232 Apple Event – March, 2016

Filed under: Podcast — ChuckJoiner @ 9:25 pm

John F Braun – Mac Geek Gab at @johnfbraun
Bart Busschots –  Let’s Talk Podcasts  @bbusschots
Katie Floyd – Mac Power Users  @katiefloyd
Steve Stanger – @tmasteve
Chuck Joiner –  MacVoices @chuckjoiner

The Mac Roundtable found it’s way back together to discuss Apple’s March 2016 event that included the new 9.7″ iPad Pro, the iPhone SE and a price drop to the Apple Watch, among other items.


November 13, 2015


Mac Roundtable 2015-11-13 #231 iPad Pro

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In this episode we talk about what we like about the iPad Pro (a lot!) and what maybe isn’t ready for prime time.

Links to things we mentioned in the show:

Belikin 90 degree Lightning Cables on Amazon

OWC Lightning cable

Victor’s app list:

Victor’s audio recording by the iPad


October 21, 2015


Mac Roundtable 2015-10-21 #230 Big or Small?

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Allison Sheridan – NosillaCast Mac Podcast @podfeet
Chuck Joiner – MacVoices @chuckjoiner
Bart Busschots – Let’s Talk Podcasts @bbusschots 
Don McAllister – ScreenCasts Online

Big or Small? How do we make the decisions?


Chuck: Party Snapper – Boinx Software
Bart: Atom programmers text editor:
Don: Final Cut Library Manager –
Allison – Taming the Terminal


September 9, 2015


Mac Roundtable 2015-09-09 #229

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 6:35 pm

Hosts this week are:

Allison Sheridan NosillaCast Mac Podcast @podfeet
Katie Floyd Mac Power Users @katiefloyd
John F Braun Mac Geek Gab at @johnfbraun
Dave Hamilton Mac Geek Gab @davehamilton
Bart Busschots Let’s Talk Podcasts at @bbusschots

In this episode we cover Apple Announcement from today about new Apple Watches & Bands, the iPad Pro, the barely-mentioned iPad Mini 4 upgrade, the new AppleTV and of course the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.


July 22, 2015


Mac Roundtable 2015-07-22 #228

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 10:29 pm

Hosts this week:

Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast at
Chuck Joiner of MacVoices
Victor Cajaio of Artechulate
Don McAllister of ScreenCasts Online at

Earnings Call: As Horace Dediu says, “Apple is like an object in orbit: the maths suggests it is constantly falling, yet it never hits the earth” (source:

New iPods – who are they for?

Office 2016 – Exciting product or too little too late?

Apple Music



June 8, 2015


Mac Roundtable 2015-06-08 #227 WWDC

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Bart Busschots: Let’s Talk Apple @bbusschots
Allison Sheridan: NosillaCast Mac Podcast @podfeet
Victor Cajaio: Artechulate @victorcajiao
John F. Braun: Mac Geek Gab @johnfbraun

In this episode we discuss our impressions of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) including:

  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • iOS 9
  • Apple Pay
  • HomeKit
  • Swift programming language
  • watchOS 2
  • Apple Music

May 14, 2015


Mac Roundtable 2015-05-14 #226

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 6:58 pm


Chuck Joiner – MacVoices, ChuckJoiner
Victor Cajiao – on Twitter @victorcajiao
John F. Braun @macgeekgab @johnfbraun
Allison Sheridan –  NosillaCast at @podfeet
Steve Stanger – @tmasteve


Apple Watch – who has one, who hasn’t and why
– expectations
– what it is
– what it will be

Everyone is invited to two cool events on June 20th in Chicago:

Midwest Mac BBQ
Macstock Conference and Expo

OS X 10.3 and Photos

Features, does it work for you? Varied opinions included:
– Personally, for my workflow, I’m OK with it. I really used Aperture more for organization than heavy-duty editing, do most of my editing beforehand (barting) so what pics I do have leftover I feel don’t often need much if any editing
– Maintains integration with services I like to share with, primarily Flickr (I noticed that I had to add Flickr to my Internet Accounts, which isn’t a bad thing, but I think this data was stored in Aperture before) and the sharing now looks to be OS-level rather than part of App, which is nice.
– The whole migration this is both clever (using hard links so not to take up space) but can be a train wreck if you don’t have your existing library in the default Pictures folder. Also, per Allison and others, most backup apps will see this as new data and do full backup.
– Really digging having all my photos everywhere
– Got me to buy a 12″ Macbook
– I’m a Light Room user and love it. I see what Apple has done with Photos and overall think it’s a good move. It’s going to more than satisfy 99% of people who use Macs. For those who want laternatives the Photoshop\Lighroom subscription at Adobe for $10 a month is hard to beat. (yep)
– What about those who don’t want to store all their photos in iCloud? Other options? Me, I really like Flickr(yep)



September 9, 2014


Mac Roundtable 2014-09-09 #225 iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Announcement

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 8:42 pm

A mega panel for this mega announcement:

Bart Busschots – @bbusschots
Katie Floyd – @katiefloyd
Steve Stanger – @tmasteve
John F. Braun – @johnfbraun @macgeekgab
Don McAllister – @donmcallister
Allison Sheridan – @podfeet
Chuck Joiner – @chuckjoiner

Couple of links we referenced:

Compare the different iPhone models:

iPhone 6 Display:

Want scale drawings of iPhone models:

Apple Watch Features:

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