May 19, 2013

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Tim Verpoorten

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Tim Verpoorten passed away today. He was one of the first Mac podcasters and one of the founding fathers of the Mac Roundtable. More importantly he was our friend, and he loved the community he built with all of you. We wanted to give you a little bit of Tim through a short slideshow of photos of him at Macworld in 2010 and 2011. Please feel free to share your experiences with Tim in the comments.

May 15, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2013.05.15 Episode #215

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Panel:

Dave Hamilton - Mac Geek Gab PodcastTwitter, , App.net

Chuck JoinerMacVoices, Twitter App.net

Don McAllister - ScreenCastsOnlineTwitter App.net

Steve Stangerstevestanger.com, Twitter

 
Topics: 

Why is so much tech advertising stupid? 

Apple is quiet, very quiet. Do they need to come out with something that’ll “blow our socks off”?

Is this a temporary lull or will Apple have these long gaps between product launches moving forward. What are we expecting to be announced at WWDC.

What is the best leadership style, and who’s got it, for Apple?

 

Picks:

Chuck – Apple Pro Video Series – Final Cut Pro X – Second Edition from Ripple Training

Steve – AirParrot 

Don – Up wristband and App – The new version

Dave – Synology Diskstation DS 412+ 

Play

April 12, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2013.034.12 Episode #214

Filed under: Podcast — themacattack @ 2:51 pm

Panel:

Chuck JoinerMacVoices, Twitter, App.net

Allison SheridanNosillaCast Mac Podcast, @podfeet

Steve Stangerstevestanger.com, @tmasteve

Topics include:

What Is Adobe afraid of? At NAB Adobe was giving away free copies of Premiere Pro. (Just one observation (of many) – article)

Are you all buying the Facebook phone?

Will there ever be an end to the Apple is dying stories?

Ambrosia Software layoffs

Apple streaming music service closer to reality – Do we really need or want another music streaming service?

Picks:

Allison: Viscosity and OpenVPN Connect from the iTunes App Store for iOS. Allison’s setup tutorial:
Chuck: The Padcaster. Interview with the Padcaster folks – MacVoices #13103: NAB – Josh Apter Turns Your iPad Into A Serious Video Tool with The Padcaster.
Steve: Forecast a great interactive weather iOS web app.

 

Play

March 19, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2013.03.18 Episode #213

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Panel:

Katie Floyd - Mac Power Userskatiefloyd.me Twitter

Jeff Gamet - The Mac ObserverTwitter

Chuck JoinerMacVoices, Twitter, App.net

Steve StangerMy About.me page, Twitter

Topics include:

 - Google’s killing of Reader

 - Dropbox buying Mailbox

 - Does Apple need a bigger iPhone
 

Picks:

Katie – Dataman Pro

Jeff - IFTTT 

Chuck - CloudPull Free

          - CloudPull Premium

Steve – Clear for iOS and OSX 

 

Play

January 27, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2013.01.27 Episode #212

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This special Pre-Macworld/iWorld 2013 edition has discussion of the event, the history of some of the MRT panel with the show, and what some of the panelists will be doing at the show. You will hear from:

Chuck Joiner - The MacVoices GroupTwitterApp.net

Katie FloydMac Power Users, twitter

With special virtual appearances by:

John F Braunmacgeekgab.com @johnfbraun @macgeekgab

Jonathan Cost -Thinkmac.net, Twitter – MacTipsDaily

Dave Hamiltonmacobserver.com/ macgeekgab.com/ @davehamilton

Don McAllister - ScreenCastsOnline @donmcallister

Allison Sheridan - NosillaCast at http://podfeet.com @podfeet

David SparksMacSparky, Mac Power Users, twitter

 

Play

January 3, 2013

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Mac Roundtable 2012.10.23 Episode #120

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Mac Roundtable #120

The Panel:

Chuck JoinerThe MacVoices Group, Twitter, App.net

Steve StangerSteveStanger.com, Twitter

Jonathan Cost -Thinkmac.net, Twitter – MacTipsDaily

Some of the topics discussed: Death of Netbooks – Anyone Surprised? Anyone care? BlueStacks – Android Mobile Apps on the Mac, Hackulous shuts down – Piracy on iOS defeated?…and much more.

Picks:

Steve – Alien Breed – iOS game

Jonathan – iOS Remote controls for TVs, Media controls, etc.
Viera Remote
TiVo Remote
Roku Remote
Apple TV Remote

Chuck – Google app

Play

November 14, 2012

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Mac Roundtable 2012.11.14 Episode #119

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This edition features:

Bart BusschotsThe International Mac Podcast, www.bartb.ie (Twitter, Flickr, YouTube etc. linked from there)

Adam ChristiansonMaccast, Twitter, App.net

Chuck JoinerThe MacVoices Group, Twitter, App.net

Topics covered by the panel include:

 - Windows’ Boss Steven Sinofsky leaving Microsoft

 - Experiences with Android, Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface

 - Pixel Density Wars

 - Linux on older Macs

 - Macs recognizing 3 TB hard drives

 - Apple’s changing culture – contribution matching, pet project time and more

 - Black Friday shopping – tech and otherwise

 - The challenges of multiple social media sites

Picks

 - Bart: Check The Weather (iOS Universal app) – cleanest and most elegant weather app I’ve yet seen –  (€1.79) ($1.99)

 - Adam: Byword

 - Chuck: dealmacdeal newsdealnews’ Black Friday newsletterBlack Friday App – dealnews.com, Inc.

Play

October 23, 2012

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Mac Roundtable 2012.10.23 Episode #118

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Your hosts:
Steve – Steve Stanger, twitter

Katie – Mac Power Users, twitter

David – MacSparky, Mac Power Users, twitter

Jeff – The Mac Observer, twitter

Adam – Maccast, twitter

Topic discussed:
Apple’s October 23 Special Event.

Play

October 5, 2012

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Mac Roundtable 2012.10.5 Episode #117

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Your hosts:
Steve Stanger Steve Stanger, twitter

Chuck Joiner – Twitter, App.net

Tim Verpoorten – Surfbits, Twitter

Topic discussed:
iPhone 5 “purple haze” issue.
Apple maps hubbub.
iOS 6 features on iPad 3rd gen and iPhone.
How to report a problem with Apple Maps
The state of tech news reporting in general; Mac in particular.
Remembering Steve Jobs.

Picks:
Steve – 60 Mountain Lion Tips (eBook) by David sparks and Brett Terpstra

Tim – Spanning Backup.com

Chuck – Monoprice

Play

September 12, 2012

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Mac Roundtable 2012.09.12 Episode #116

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 11:06 pm

Katie Floyd: Mac Power Users http://wwwmacpowerusers.com @katiefloyd
Chuck Joiner: The MacVoices Group at http://www.macvoicesgroup.com @chuckjoiner
Allison Sheridan: NosillaCast at http://podfeet.com @podfeet

Hardware Engineering

  • Glass and Aluminum < --oddly excited about the anodized aluminum back
  • Thinner and Lighter
  • 4′ Display
  • 16×9
  • one more row of Apps
  • Tech Specs

  • 802.11n (5 GHz) Dual Channel!
  • A6
  • 2x CPU
  • 2x Graphics
  • 22% Smaller
  • Camera- Even better

  • Panorama – goodbye apps
  • 28MB photo
  • Audio

  • 3 Micorphones for Better Audio Quality
  • Noise cancelling ear piece
  • Wide Band Audio – natural sounding voice (requires carrier support – no US carriers mentioned in Keynote)
  • Lightning Connector

  • All Digital, Adaptive, More Durable (Reversable)
  • Adapters Available
  • Does not support Audio Pass Through
  • But Phil specifically mentioned Speakers and use in the Car and listening to Music?
  • JP Morgan says the iPhone 5 colid measurably move the needle on the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • iOS 6

  • Not much new here
  • Really looking forward to Siri
  • iTunes

  • Cleaner interface
  • new stores for iOS devices
  • iCloud Sync for location – what info are they taking about my movies?
  • Available October
  • iPod Nano

  • No Clip
  • Bluetooth but no Wi-Fi
  • Video is Back
  • No Apps (yet)
  • The Podcast Problem
  • iPod Touch

  • Larger Screen
  • A5 Chip
  • No 3G/LTE
  • Better Camera with LED Flash
  • iPod touch Loop – WTF?’
  • AirPlay
  • Siri
  • Colors< -- Is it just me or does this scream "Teeny Bopper"?
  • Older iPod Touch Still Available
  • “Engineered for Maximum Funness” – Are you trying to piss off the English Teachers?
  • HeadPhones:

  • Earpods – Seriously, what’s with these names
  • General Thoughts:

  • What’s up with Doubling Down on Secrecy
  • Were there any surprises?
  • Thought Price Points for iPod Touch was High
  • What does Price Point of iPod touch mean for iPad Mini?
  • iPod Classic Still around – still ignored
  • Play
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