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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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

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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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Maccast 2015.01.11

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 512. Remember iBeacons? Possible Apple Watch release date. Possible first look at iPad Pro. In 2015 Apple goes to 12. Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Spotlight may tell emailers too much. Apple Customer Sat. iCloud Photo App returned. Excited about HomeKit. OS X Yosemite maximize button change. Finding missing disk space. iTunes Power Search.

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Maccast Members 184 – Truth & Consequences

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 184. This week Marco Arment wrote a post on his blog titled “Apple has lost the functional high ground” expressed a frustration and concern that many of us in the Apple community have expressed. “Is Apple’s quality slipping?”. Later Marco posted a follow up expressing regrets for the post, but I’m not sure he should have. What he had to say was something many of us have been thinking. Putting it out there opens community discourse and in this episode I talk about my reaction and the reactions of other influencers in our community to this post.

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Maccast 2015.01.02

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 511. Beats wants exclusives in 2015. More on Apple Pay expansion. Apple wins holiday activations. Thunderbolt hardware hack. Battle for A9 production. Photos beta removed from iCloud.com. iOS Alarm app. Resorting to hardware hack to fix a Mac. Sending delayed email. Go home iOS 8 you’re drunk. Things of the moment: Audio Engine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver and Crossy Road by Hipster Whale

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