Maccast Members 186 – Home Abomination

Written by: Adam Christianson

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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 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 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 Members 183 – Catching up with Victor

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 183. A special episode of the Maccast where we catch up with our old friend Victor Cajiao. Victor has been on hiatus, but has re-emerged and I grabbed him to get his opinions on the latest gear from Apple. Victor and I talk about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, his digital Photography, then 27-inch Retina iMac, and the Apple Watch. Plus, we get the exclusive announcement of his new show with George Starcher called Artechulate.

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Links:
Victor Cajiao (Twitter)
Artchulate
Transmit for iOS
Camera+
Fujifilm X100T
George Starcher

Maccast Members 182 – OS X Yosemite Tips & Tricks

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 182. With OS X Yosemite hitting the streets last month you may or may not have made the leap. If you you’re like me you haven’t yet and might want some advice on when to jump and how to prepare. If you have upgraded you may still be finding your way around and want to learn about the new features along with tips and tricks. In this episode we are going to dive into Yosemite and hopefully cover both these areas.

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Maccast Members 181 – iOS 8 Tips & Tricks

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 181. iOS 8 has been out for a couple weeks now and while on the surface there aren’t a ton of changes, the update has some significant updates worth noting. In this episode I dig into Apple’s latest mobile OS and try and uncover some of the best new features and enhancements you may have missed.

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Maccast Members 180 – iBeacons vs NFC

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 180. With a bunch of the latest hype on Apple’s iPhone pointing at NFC and payments I’m wondering about a few things. Is Apple going to use NFC for their mobile payments like many think? Why wouldn’t Apple use a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solution and leverage iBeacons? I think one way to begin to answer that question may be to look at NFC vs. iBeacons in a retail capacity and that’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this episode.

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Maccast Members 179 – OS X Yosemite Public Beta

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 179. Apple has now released the OS X Yosemite beta to the public and you may either be running it or thinking about running it. In this show I’ll talk about the OS X Yosemite public beta. We’ll discuss options for running it while keeping your older OS install safe and go over some of the new features you may want to check out.

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Maccast Members 178 – Next Big Thing

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 178. I’ve been thinking a lot about what the rumored iWatch means for the future of Apple. They really are due for the next disruptive product, but is a “smartwatch” really it? If so, why is Apple better poised than any other company to make it work?

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Maccast Members 177 – Apple’s HomeKit

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 177. At WWDC this week Apple gave us a glimpse of how they will enable developers of apps and devices for home automation tap into and leverage iOS 8 with HomeKit. In this episode I chat with Ara Derderian of the HDTV Podcast about Apple’s foray into the home automation space.

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