July 22, 2015

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Mac Roundtable 2015-07-22 #228

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 10:29 pm

Hosts this week:

Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast at http://podfeet.com http://twitter.com/podfeet
Chuck Joiner of MacVoices http://www.macvoices.com http://twitter.com/chuckjoiner
Victor Cajaio of Artechulate http://www.artechulate.info/ http://twitter.com/victorcajiao
Don McAllister of ScreenCasts Online at http://screencastsonline.com http://twitter.com/donmcallister

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: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/22/apple-leaves-wall-street-hungry-for-more-can-it-deliver)

New iPods – who are they for?

Office 2016 – Exciting product or too little too late?

Apple Music
http://www.imore.com/siri-commands-apple-music
http://www.imore.com/no-apple-not-adding-drm-songs-your-mac-you-already-own

Picks:

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June 8, 2015

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Mac Roundtable 2015-06-08 #227 WWDC

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 9:26 pm

Hosts:

Bart Busschots: Let’s Talk Apple lets-talk.ie @bbusschots
Allison Sheridan: NosillaCast Mac Podcast podfeet.com @podfeet
Victor Cajaio: Artechulate artechulate.info/ @victorcajiao
John F. Braun: Mac Geek Gab macgeekgab.com @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
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May 14, 2015

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Mac Roundtable 2015-05-14 #226

Filed under: Podcast — podfeet @ 6:58 pm

Panel:

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

Topics:

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 http://midwestmacbbq.com
Macstock Conference and Expo http://macstockconferenceandexpo.com

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)

 

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September 9, 2014

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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 – http://www.lets-talk.ie @bbusschots
Katie Floyd – http://www.katiefloyd.me @katiefloyd
Steve Stanger – http://stevestanger.com @tmasteve
John F. Braun – http://www.macgeekgab.com @johnfbraun @macgeekgab
Don McAllister – http://screencastsonline.com @donmcallister
Allison Sheridan – http://podfeet.com @podfeet
Chuck Joiner – http://macvoices.com @chuckjoiner

Couple of links we referenced:

Compare the different iPhone models:
http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

iPhone 6 Display:
http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/display/

Want scale drawings of iPhone models:
http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone-scale.pdf

Apple Watch Features:
http://www.apple.com/watch/features/

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June 2, 2014

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Mac Roundtable 2014-06-01 Episode #224 WWDC

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 9:20 pm

The panel for this edition includes:

Allison Sheridan – NosillaCast Mac Podcast (http://podfeet.com) @podfeet
Katie Floyd – Mac Power Users Podcast (http://macpowerusers.com) @katiefloyd
John F. Braun – Mac Geek Gab Podcast (http://macgeekgab.com) @johnfbraun
Bart Busschots – Let’s Talk Apple (http://lets-talk.ie) @bbusschots

In this episode we talk about all of the amazing announcements out of WWDC. It was hard to narrow it down because there was so much to talk about but we covered both OSX Yosemite enhancements and iOS 8 improvements, and even made time to talk about changes to the developer’s SDK and the new programming language Swift.

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April 14, 2014

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Mac Roundtable 2014-04-14 #223

Filed under: Podcast — ChuckJoiner @ 8:23 am

At Macworld/iWorld 2014, members of The Mac Roundtable took the Second Stage to talk about the iPad apps they really use, the implications of the release of Microsoft Office for iPad, and more.

Participants included:

John F. Braun of Mac Geek Tab (@johnfbraun)

Adam Christianson of The MacCast (@maccast)

Katie Floyd of Mac Power Users (@KatieFloyd)

Jeff Gamet of The Apple Context Machine (@jgamet)

Dave Hamilton of Mac Geek Tab (@DaveHamilton)

Chuck Joiner of MacVoices (@chuckjoiner)

Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline (@donmcallister)

David Sparks of Mac Power Users (@macsparky)

Ken Ray of Mac OS Ken (@macosken)

Allison Sheridan of The Nosillacast (@podfeet)

Show Notes:

Mr. Reader – Oliver Fürniß

Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later – Read It Later, Inc

Grandpa’s Workshop – Fairlady Media

OmniFocus for iPad – The Omni Group

Paper by FiftyThree – FiftyThree, Inc.

Netflix – Netflix, Inc. Instapaper – Instapaper Holdings, Inc. Downcast – Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC Tweetbot for Twitter (iPad edition) – Tapbots

Instagram – Instagram, Inc.

Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic – Waze Inc.

forScore – forScore, LLC

Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine – Flipboard Inc.

iThoughtsHD (mindmapping) – CMS

iA Writer – Information Architects Inc.

Snapseed – Nik Software, Inc.

Adobe Photoshop Express – Adobe

Flickr – Yahoo

Expression Engine

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

EYE Chart Magazine – Putting Apple and Tech News in Focus – Kenneth Ray

DeskConnect – DeskConnect

Hand Held Hollywood

Microsoft Word for iPad – Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Excel for iPad – Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad – Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft OneNote for iPad – Microsoft Corporation

LibreOffice

Microsoft OneNote – Microsoft Corporation

Byword – Metaclassy, Lda.

Pages – Apple

BackBlaze

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February 10, 2014

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Mac Roundtable 2014-02-10 Episode #222

Filed under: Podcast — ChuckJoiner @ 9:17 am

The panel for this edition includes:

John F. Braun – Mac Geek GabTwitter

Bart BusschotsLet’s Talk Podcasts, Twitter

Chuck JoinerMacVoices, Twitter, App.net

Topics:

Thoughts on Mavericks

 – MemoryKeeper

 – Mail.app

 – Latest information on how to work around Mail problems

 – Airmail 

 – MailPlane

 – Eudora

 – Ditch Mavericks Mail: Other Email Apps You Can Try

About Wake on Demand and Boujour Sleep Proxy– Any other things you like or don’t like?

 Microsoft’s New CEO

 – Bill Gates as “Technology Advisor”

iOS 7

– Reported system crash/reboot issue

Picks

John – Flame (came up during aforementioned Boujour Sleep Proxy oddness) 

Bart – MeteoEarth – see live weather data and forcasted weather for up to 5 days animlated on a rotateable and zoomable globe. When you see the moving animated wind patters you get an understanding of what’s going on in the atmosphere that no regular weather map can give you – €4.99 for basic version, €5.49 for a year’s pro membership – needed to see the 5 day forecast and to be able to stack animatinos – i.e. see wind, cloud, and rainfall all at once

Chuck – MOS – Magnetic cable organization system

 

 

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October 27, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2013.10.27 Episode #221

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 9:49 pm

This week’s show was hosted by:
Chuck Joiner – MacVoices and @ChuckJoiner on Twitter
Katie Floyd – KatieFloyd.me and @KatieFloyd on Twitter
Bart Busschots – bartb.ie and Let’s Talk Apple at lets-talk.ie and @bbusschots on Twitter
Allison Sheridan – NosillaCast Mac Podcast at podfeet.com and @podfeet on Twitter

In this week’s show we talked about the new iPads (who’s buying?) and what advice we’d give to people on size and storage and even cellular data plans. We discussed whether the iPad lineup is getting too fragmented with all these different options and why the iPad 2 even exists any more.

We shifted gears to talk about the new MacBook Pros and whether processor speed even matters any more. We talked about the new versions of iWork and iLife and Mavericks and whether we’d recommend rapid upgrades for muggles.

Picks:
Allison – WaveJamr from radtech.us/products/wavejamr-bluetooth-music-receiver – turn your 30 pin speaker dock into a bluetooth device for $40
Katie – MILOFest milofest.com and MILO Google Group
Bart – Air Video HD – inmethod.com/airvideohd
Chuck – Burst mode on iPhone 5 and what you can do with it

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October 17, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2013.10.17 Episode #220

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 9:39 pm

Hosts this week:

Chuck Joiner: MacVoices Chuck Joiner on Twitter
Steve Stanger: stevestanger.com, Steve on Twitter
John F. Braun – Mac Geek Gab John on Twitter
Allison M. Sheridan – NosillaCast Mac Podcast Allison on Twitter

Topics include:

  • What will we buy on October 22nd?
  • Our thoughts (not all good) on iOS 7 after a few weeks of usage
  • How some applications (like Evernote and iTunes) get “improvements” and the work we do to put them functional again

Picks:
Chuck – ReadQuick from http://readquickapp.com/
Allison – Saidoka iPhone dock from RadTech http://www.radtech.us
Steve – Reeder (rss) for iOS from http://reederapp.com/ios/
John – FruitJuice http://fruitjuiceapp.com/

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September 10, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2013.09.10 Episode #219

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 7:07 pm

Hosts this week include:
Allison Sheridan – NosillaCast Mac Podcast http://podfeet.com @podfeet
Chuck Joiner – MacVoices http://macvoices.com @chuckjoiner
Bart Busschots – http://bartb.ie @bbusschots
Don McAllister – ScreenCasts Online http://screencastsonline.com @donmcallister
Steve Stanger – http://stevestanger.com @tmasteve

In this episode we talk about today’s announcement of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
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