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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Maccast Members 176 – Managing Failure

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 176. Disaster in one form or another is inevitable especially when it comes to our computers. Technical and non-technical failures are a reality we eventually might have to face. Theft, natural disaster, damage, hard drive or component failure, no matter what failure will come, but it can be less stressful if you plan ahead. In this episode I discuss the potential for different failures with our Macs and how to prepare, manage, and get through them with less frustration.

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Maccast Members 175 – Distorting Reality

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 175. Reality distortion, if I were able to have a superpower this might be one I want. Most often we hear it associated with Apple and specifically Steve Jobs, but I believe the world has had many reality distorters. I also think that reality distortion might be the wrong word or at least the word is being applied incorrectly. I explore reality distortion. How does it work, what is it, and why do so few have it?

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Maccast Members 174 – I am Fanboi hear my lore

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 174. – The news of Greg Christie’s pending retirement from Apple sparked off a debate this past week. 9to5 Mac broke the story and very quickly other stories surfaced to refute some of the “facts” from 9to5′s sources. So, that got me thinking about how Apple’s history gets shaped, formed, and molded. How much is fact and how much is pure storytelling? Does it matter? Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken & Mission Log) joins me to talk about the history, fact, fiction, lore, and legends we create about Apple.

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Maccast Members 173 – Once a Mac User…

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 173. David Morgenstern over at ZDNet wrote this piece pointing to this post on ReadWriteWeb from a former Apple executive who has moved to Windows. Needless to say Mac-fans have responded in droves with varied reactions, including fanboi outrage. This isn’t a new thing and I wish I could say the reaction wasn’t common. The question I have is, aren’t we past this yet?

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Maccast Members 172 – iTunes Tips & Tricks

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 172. Like it or not, if you’re Apple user and you want to deal with media on your devices and Mac at some point you may likely need to deal with iTunes. It began life as a simple MP3 audio player, but is now the hub of the digital media eco-system on the Mac. It’s a beast of a program and one that Apple arguably needs to tame better at some point. Until then I figured I’d look into and share some tips, tricks, and techniques to make using iTunes a bit more bearable.

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