Maccast 2015.03.21

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 518. Speculating on Apple Watch numbers. May the Force Touch be with you. Analyzing the MacBook. ResearchKit starts strong. Hiding a ‘Titan’ in plain sight. Apple may launch streaming TV service. More iTunes management on laptops. iCloud free account limit. Shooting video on an iPhone. Thing of the Moment: CARROT Weather

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Maccast 2015.03.10 – Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Event

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 518. My thoughts on Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event. Apple TV HBO Now update. The Apple Watch. Apple’s new 2015 MacBook. Apple releases iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch App. Fixing iCloud Contacts syncing. Managing large Mac OS X Photo Libraries

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Maccast Apple 03.09.2015 Event Live Chat

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Live Event

If you’d like to hang out and chat with other members of the Maccast community during today’s live streaming of Apple’s 10.16.2014 ‘It’s been way too long’ live event, we’ve set up a live chat here.

The official stream starts March 9th at 10 a.m. PDT, but we’ll be hanging out before hand (and likely after), so feel free to come join us.

The system is an IRC based chat and uses a Flash based embedded client (which may take some time to load), so it requires Flash to be installed. If you prefer, you can also connect using an IRC client of your choice to irc.geekshed.net port 6667. I use Colloquy on my Mac and they have an iOS version available. The channel(room) to use is #maccast.

Maccast Members 186 – Home Abomination

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 186. A home improvement project combined with our recent conversation on Home Automation with Kelly Guimont inspires me to take the leap into home automation. I talk about why and how I made that decision and if I think it was the right thing to do.

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Links:
A Consolidated List of HomeKit Products
Caseta Wireless (Lutron)
Z-wave
Insteon
ZigBee
Wink
Nest

Maccast 2015.03.02

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 517. Apple Watch event coming. Apple likely developing a car. Touch ID coming to Mac? Apple will offer iOS Public Betas. Apple Pay in Europe mid-April? Apple acknowledges Macbook Pro Display issues. Consolidate iTunes Library on external. Cleaning up “On My iPhone” Contacts. Tracking sold iPhones in the Post. Thing of the Moment: Audio Technica AT2005USB. iPhone World Gallery

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Maccast 2015.02.18 – The Amigos Show

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 516. This week a special Three Amigos episode. I’m joined by David Sparks (MacSparky) and Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover our excitement over the upcoming Apple Watch release, discuss what Apple may (or may not) be doing with cars, and chat about Tim Cook’s greening of Apple. That and a whole bunch more.

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Maccast 2015.02.11

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 515. Apple’s New Green Initiatives. Apple preps retail for Apple Watch. iOS 8 and OS X updates continue to roll. The Apple Van Mystery. More on Apple’s return to Samsung. Apple’s plans for Beats Music. Hints at Apple Event Updates Soon. Lost iPhone mode and activation locks. Blank Apple support screens. Unrecoverable iTunes purchases. Downloading SD movies on iPad. Exporting Slow Motion iOS video. A sane Mac antivirus discussion.

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Maccast 2015.02.01

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 514. Apple’s Quarterly Windfall. Latest Apple Watch rumors. Apple TV HomeKit Hub. Will Samsung drive A9 production? Apple 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 updates. Does Apple Pay have a security problem? iOS’s “Other” problem. Does Siri know too much? Siri, won’t “listen” to me. Update needed on login screen. Thing of the moment: Satechi 10 Port USB Hub

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Maccast Members 185 – Why HomeKit?

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 185. When Apple announced HomeKit at CES I got pretty excited, but that quickly died down as the buzz around HomeKit turned to barely a hum. Then CES hit and a number of companies announced HomeKit products and my excitement peaked again. The idea of home automation is a geeks dream, but so far making that a reality has been more of a nightmare. Apple’s HomeKit promises to change that, but can it? I grabbed my friend Kelly Guimont (from The Mac Observer), who’s been doing some home automation of her own, and we talked about it.

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Links:
A Consolidated List of HomeKit Products
Z-wave
Insteon
ZigBee
Vera by Casa Verde
Wink
IFTT (If this, then that)
WeMo
Rachio
Nest
OORT

Maccast 2015.01.18 – iOS Board Games

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 513. A special episode of the Maccast featuring iOS board games. I’ve invited Dave Caolo from the Board Games Weekly podcast and Dan Patriss from the Geek All-Stars podcast to talk about our favorite tabletop titles that are also available in iOS versions.

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