Maccast Members 198 – Unknown Apples

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 198. Apple is known for many innovative and revolutionary products. Say Apple and many will say iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Macintosh. These are iconic things, but not every product Apple has ever made is as well known. Today I look at some Apple products that you might know of, but maybe a few others that you’ve never heard of.

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Maccast Members 197 – Burr, Ciphers, and Apple

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 197. How does a failed run for the presidential election in 1800, the killing of Alexander Hamilton, a plot to start a war with Mexico, a secret letter, and a trial for treason lead it’s way to Apple? We look at how history has an odd way of winding it’s way into our future in this episode.

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Maccast Members 196 – Security Glossary

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 196. Whenever a tech story comes up that involves security there are often a lot of industry specific terms thrown around. When that happens sites don’t often take the time to explain phrases like “backdoor” or “encryption”. I thought it might be helpful to have just a basic background in terms you might hear when stories like this come up. Our friend George Starcher joins me to go over this basic security glossary.

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Maccast Members 195 – Adaptation

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 195. I’ve been thinking lately about adaptation. Not the 2002 movie starring Nicholas Cage, but the need or ability to change in response to the imposed conditions. There are many reasons I’ve been pondering this and I thought it could make a good starting point for us to have a conversation, so that’s what I’m going to do in this episode.

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Maccast Members 194 – MAS is a Mess

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 194. Why are more “A” tier indie devs leaving Apple’s Mac App Store (MAS)? This past week another developer, Bohemian Coding, announced they are leaving. This is just another in what seems like a growing list of top level Mac Developers who have tried the MAS and ultimately decided it’s not working. I said long ago that I wasn’t very keen on an App Store coming to that Mac, but when it arrived it did bring some nice conveniences. Still now almost five years later it seems like many of the same issues and concerns are still with us. What’s going on? What’s causing this exodus and what, if anything, should we or Apple be doing about it.

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Maccast Members 193 – iPad Pro

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 193. Apple has released it’s latest incarnation of the iPad, the iPad Pro. In this episode I share my ordering experience and first impressions of Apple’s new device.

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Maccast Members 191 – Apple Studios

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 191. All this talk of Apple getting into the TV production business had made me worried, but why? I feel like Apple is already spread too thin and this could just be another distraction taking focus away from their hardware and software. But is that a legitimate concern? I thought a deeper into this idea was in order.

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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 Members 189 – Keepin’ the App Store Classy

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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 Members 188 – iCloud Photo Library Alternative

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 188. Having recently turned on Apple’s iCloud Photo Library for Photos I’ve been thinking a bit about cloud storage and syncing for photos. Apple’s offering might be the best integrated if you’re a Mac and iOS user, but what about alternatives. In this episode I’ll share my experience with trying Flickr’s new service. It offers more storage for free and my reaction might surprise you.

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