Maccast 2015.07.28 – Amigos on Apple Music

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 535. This week, a special Three Amigos episode by listener request. I’m joined by David Sparks (MacSparky), Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken) and Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) and we chat about our thoughts on and experiences with Apple Music.

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Maccast 2015.07.23

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 534. Apple Q3 2015 is good. iPhone 6 series A9 Chips enter production. What else is next? New iPod Touch details. New rounds of OS Betas. Why we’re still Homekitless? Apple Music connection issues. iCloud App Specific Passwords. Manage Apple Music Subscription and renewal. Thing of the Moment: HeadsUp – Webcam Viewer (App Store).

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Maccast Members 190 – What is Success?

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 190. This week I wanted to talk about the discussions that have cropped up surrounding measuring the success of the Apple Watch, and by proxy Apple. Some recent data from Slice seemed to indicate slowing Apple Watch sales and that one story lead to a lot of analysis and inevitably to a bunch of “Apple is doomed” stories. I wanted to step back and take a bigger look at how we might measure success as it relates to Apple in a bit better way.

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Maccast 2015.07.15

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 533. Apple updates iPod line. Some find the Apple Watch irritating. Apple Music Television. Apple gets most of the Smartphone profits. iPad Pros may arrive in November. Apple Pay finally in the UK. Apple Music and iTunes Match. Migrating from Android to iOS. Adjusting MailDrop Threshold. Making Apple Music Yours. Thing of the Moment: Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB.

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Maccast 2015.07.09

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 532. iPhone 6s leaks continue. Apple Pay UK invasion. A Homogenized Apple Store. Home Sharing coming back. Apple Watch sales perspectives. Apple public betas hit the streets. Clarify the Apple Music DRM scare. Apple Music in Russia. Fixing car podcast playback. Theories on two iPhone lenses. How does “brute force” hacking work? Rise of Scareware. Thing of the Moment: Monoprice Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Microphone.

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Maccast 2015.07.01

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 531. What we think we know about what’s next. Recent Apple software updates. Apple Watch coming to more countries. Apple Music Drops. Apple Music rate correction. Even more on passwords. Using external boot SSDs. Podcast car integration trouble. Asking Siri to do the impossible.

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Maccast 2015.06.24

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 530. Apple Music will pay artists during free trial period. Apple Vans confirmed to be for Maps. Apple Watch APIs good. Devs want more. XARA, do we need to worry? Apple Watch sales and margins. 27-inch iMac hard drive replacement program Better passwords with XKPasswd.net. What I’m excited about from WWDC. How will Apple Music work? Using External SSD as boot volume. Enable scroll gestures in the Dock. Routing FaceTime Audio Calls. Thing of the Moment: Audio-Technica ATH-M40x.

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Maccast Members 189 – Keepin’ the App Store Classy

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 189. This week I ran across a great piece over on Cult of Mac by developer Graham Bower. In it he talked about the struggle many developers have to make a buck in the store and how that struggle can lead to developing apps in ways that don’t always put the user or app experience first. To help Graham presents a “manifesto”, “10 rules for classy apps“. In this episode I go over those rules and explain why I think if developers followed the manifesto our Apps and the App Store would be a much better place.

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Maccast 2015.06.14 – Photos with David Sparks

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 529. I’m just getting back from vacation and trying to wade through everything that happened at WWDC while I was away. As I work on that I thought it would be a good time to deep dive into Apple’s Photos app with my friend David Sparks (MacSparky). David literally wrote the guide to OS X Photos, so he was the prefect person to ask about transitioning to Photos, understanding the changes, learning about the new editing tools, using iCloud Photo Library, and more.

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Maccast 2015.06.07

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 528. Apple’s Music & TV streaming services. UEFI Attack surfaces. Thunderbolt 3 is USB-C friendly. Home Kit part of Apple TV. Apple Watch finally hits retail. Recent Apple numbers. Why retailers say their snubbing Apple Pay. Covered app for media artwork. Better password storage and security. Apple Watch feedback. Thing of the Moment: Spark by Readdle

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