Maccast Members 152 – Pages in iOS

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 152. – I’ve had Pages on my iPad (and iPhone) since Apple released it and I use it on occasion for limited things. As we transition more and more into Tim Cook’s “post-PC” era I see myself doing more and more things on my iPad, but so far I think I’ve not taken full advantage of iWork on the iPad. A big reason why is that I haven’t taken the time to fully understand the tools within the new touch interface paradigm. With this episode I hope to remedy that a bit.

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Maccast 2013.04.22

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 441. Continued iPhone 5-next speculation. More speculation on next gen iPad. Are iOS device sales dropping rapidly? Apple sells less, but makes more. Apple keeps Siri data for 2 years. Interview with Mark Salata of Werkz Publishing.

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Maccast 2013.04.16

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 440. New Macs will have Gigabit Wi-Fi. PC (and Mac) sales continue to slide. Maybe? More word Apple’s dropping Samsung. Apple may add more Yahoo! Apple to slim down next iPad. Apple trade-ins boost India iPhone sales. Apple’s “iRadio” edges closer to being. Fingerprint scanner delays iPhone 5S. T-Mobile says initial iPhone 5 sales are “gangbusters”. Apple replacing some Apple TV 3s. A bunch of software updates. First hand replacing a “trusted device”. Archiving iMovie Projects. Quickly type Emoji. Clone Boot Camp partition. Migrate to SSD. Set default column widths in Finder

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AAPL Panel for Panic’s Status Board

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In case you missed it, Panic Software released a cool iPad app this week called Status Board. It’s an app that let’s you have various “panels” that can aggregate information for display on your iPad or out to a TV via HDMI ($9.99 in app purchase) or Airplay. The app comes with various panels like a clock, weather, calendar, email, Twitter, and RSS. These have settings and views you can select and you can resize and place them to customize your Status Board. The app also has three panels, Graph, Table, and Do-It-Yourself that can be customized with your own data. You can add data via CSV files or JSON and build view with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. All very cool and very extensible.

I played around with making my own Status Board panel and in just a little bit of time was able to build a panel to show Apple’s current stock price. Panic even provides a nice little sample in the form of a How Many People are in Space Right Now panel, which is what I based mine on (just view source ;) ). When you’re done there is even a URL you can build up to share your panel with other Status Board users. If you’d like my $AAPL Stock Panel just click this link from an iPad with the Status Board app installed:

panicboard://?url=http://statusboard.maccast.com/appl_stock.php&panel=diy&sourceDisplayName=Maccast

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Maccast 2013.04.09

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 439. Apple almost denied US iPad mini trademark. Cook apologizes to China for warranty policy. iOS 7 running late? Apple pulls in OS X devs. iPhone 5S and low-cost iPhone still on the way. New iPads should be here soon, or not. Apple’s Q2 results may be mixed. Apple “iTV” may get here this year. Mac Pro still coming? T-Mobile, I get it now. Clarifying what is a “trusted” device. Caution hacking Snow Leopard for iCloud. Copy just email address in Mail. Using Data Detectors. Output to audio multiple destinations.

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Maccast Members 151 – VPN

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 151. As we go mobile with our Macs and iDevices we’ve come to rely more heavily on public Wi-Fi. Open wifi is convenient, but I’ve had a number of you ask, is it safe? In this episode George Starcher (@georgestarcher) and I cover some of your thoughts, concerns and question surrounding using open Wi-Fi. What are some tips, tricks, and best practices that can keep you safer? We also look at setting up and using Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and offer some alternatives that can help make your use of public wi-fi a bit more secure.

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Maccast 2013.04.01

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 438. Ive’s influence shows. Two-Factor login added for Apple IDs. Low cost iPhone, may keep good margin. Apple says data centers now on 100 percent renewable energy. Apple looking to bring “Truth” to Maps. iPhone arrives on T-Mobile US soon. Battery issues after iOS 6.1.3 update. Apple drops Samsung for iPad mini displays. Apple Television now 4K, plus other rumors. iTunes more than pays it’s bills. Why we are stuck with in-app purchase. iMessage DoS attack. Sunday was world backup day. More sharing between User accounts. Workaround for Mac Mini HDMI issues. Enable 2-factor on your Apple ID. Retina Macbook Pro issues. Keep iMessage off your lock screen. Cleaning ‘Open With’ duplicates.

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