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

Written by: Adam Christianson

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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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Maccast 2015.05.31

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 527. New iMac config and 15-inch Macbook Pro update. Apple Watch Updates and SDK. Apple’s Live TV service plans. iOS 9 with more HomeKit. Transit coming to Apple Maps. Jony Ive now “Chief Design Officer”. mDNSresponder to save us from discoveryd. Color shift in Photos migrated from iPhoto. Unicode bug and crash iOS. Add Digital time to analog Apple Watch face. Throttle a stuck Apple Watch install. When Accessibility Attacks.

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Maccast Members 188 – iCloud Photo Library Alternative

Written by: Adam Christianson

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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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Maccast 2015.05.21 – Dos Amigos

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 526. This week a special Dos Amigos episode. I’m joined by Victor Cajiao (Artechulate) as we discuss the latest happenings in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover our experiences after a few weeks of using the Apple Watch. Apple’s HomeKit and if it’s still exciting without a release almost a year after it’s announcement. Plus our thoughts on Apple’s rumored media initiatives, Apple Music (the streaming music service) and a streaming Apple TV service.

Things of the Week
Periscope
Letterpad
Firewatch

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Maccast 2015.05.16

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 525. Apple expands forest protection to China. iPad Pro rumors carry on. Apple Watch deliveries still slow. Music app redesigned in iOS 8.4. Rumors of iPhone 6s begin. HomeKit products arrive soon? Apple Pay at Trader Joe’s. Correction on Time Machine and externals. Troubleshooting my Mac issues. Review: Apple Watch Stand S330. A different take on the Apple Watch. Turning on iCloud Photo Library. Photos Moments are Events. Thing of the moment: iTunes Artwork Finder.

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Maccast 2015.05.08

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 524. Apple Watch S1 Teardown. Taptic Engine blamed for slow Watch shipments. More Apple Watch Stuff. Apple Pay expands, contracts, then expands again. Will iPad Pro juice sales? Apple Media Services updates coming. How autonomous is the Apple Watch? Understanding Apple Watch movement. Apple Watch tips. Backing up an external iTunes Library. ‘discoveryd’ issues? Yeah, me too.

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Maccast 2015.04.28 – Apple Watch

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 523. I’m joined by a few friends to give our first impressions of the Apple Watch after a few days on our wrists.

In this episode:
Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken)
Allison Sheridan (Nosillacast)
David Sparks (Mac Power Users, Mac Sparky)
Veronica Belmont (Sword & Laser, Vaginal Fantasy)
Erfon Elijah (Cultcast, Cult of Mac)

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Unboxing the Apple Watch Sport

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Cool Stuff, News

Unboxing Apple new 38MM Apple Watch Sport Edition smartwatch for the Maccast