Maccast 2015.02.01

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif MC20150201.mp3 [32.4MB 01:07:00 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 514. Apple’s Quarterly Windfall. Latest Apple Watch rumors. Apple TV HomeKit Hub. Will Samsung drive A9 production? Apple 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 updates. Does Apple Pay have a security problem? iOS’s “Other” problem. Does Siri know too much? Siri, won’t “listen” to me. Update needed on login screen. Thing of the moment: Satechi 10 Port USB Hub

Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Lynda.com Gazelle
lynda.com – Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial.
Gazelle – The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC

Maccast Members 185 – Why HomeKit?

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast

Maccast Members

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.

Maccast Members
The audio for this episode is available to Maccast Members. Sign-up or log in by visiting the Maccast Member site.

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 2015.01.18 – iOS Board Games

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif MC20150118.mp3 [41.6MB 01:26:21 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 513. A special episode of the Maccast featuring iOS board games. I’ve invited Dave Caolo from the Board Games Weekly podcast and Dan Patriss from the Geek All-Stars podcast to talk about our favorite tabletop titles that are also available in iOS versions.

Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member.

Special thanks to our sponsor:
Smile on My Mac
Smile – smilesoftware.com

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC

Maccast 2015.01.11

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif MC20150111.mp3 [39.5MB 01:21:54 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 512. Remember iBeacons? Possible Apple Watch release date. Possible first look at iPad Pro. In 2015 Apple goes to 12. Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Spotlight may tell emailers too much. Apple Customer Sat. iCloud Photo App returned. Excited about HomeKit. OS X Yosemite maximize button change. Finding missing disk space. iTunes Power Search.

Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member.

Special thanks to our sponsor:
Lynda.com Gazelle
lynda.com – Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial.
Gazelle – The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC

Maccast Members 184 – Truth & Consequences

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast

Maccast Members

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.

Maccast Members
The audio for this episode is available to Maccast Members. Sign-up or log in by visiting the Maccast Member site.

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Maccast 2015.01.02

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif MC20150102.mp3 [32.1MB 01:06:34 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 511. Beats wants exclusives in 2015. More on Apple Pay expansion. Apple wins holiday activations. Thunderbolt hardware hack. Battle for A9 production. Photos beta removed from iCloud.com. iOS Alarm app. Resorting to hardware hack to fix a Mac. Sending delayed email. Go home iOS 8 you’re drunk. Things of the moment: Audio Engine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver and Crossy Road by Hipster Whale

Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member.

Special thanks to our sponsor:
Lynda.com
lynda.com – Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial.

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC

Maccast 2014.12.26

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif MC20141226.mp3 [42.9MB 01:17:32 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 510. BBC shines harsh light on Apple supplier. iPhone sales boom over holidays. Apple TV Watch ABC. Apple Pay continues winning consumers. Apple patches NTP security issue. Dealing with adware. Setting a silent alarm in iOS. Duplicate iTunes “gifts”.

Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Drobo Smile on My Mac
Drobo – Save $90 off the purchase of a Drobo gen3, 5D, or 5N at drobostore.com using code ‘HOLIDAYADAM’
Smile – smilesoftware.com

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC

Maccast 2014.12.18

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif MC20141218.mp3 [33.9MB 01:10:16 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 509. Next gen A9 chip production. Apple about faces on App rejections. New ‘Made for i’ guidelines. 2015 the year of HomeKit? Apple wins iPod anti-trust case. Apple Pay gears for Expansion. TouchID and 5th Amendment. Mac network service order. Does turning off iCloud have to be frightening? Changing Mail swipe gestures. Fixing a Safari pop-up DOS.

Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Lynda.com Drobo
lynda.com – Learn at your own pace from expert-taught video tutorials. Visit lynda.com/maccast to start your free trial.
Drobo – Save $90 off the purchase of a Drobo gen3, 5D, or 5N at drobostore.com using code ‘HOLIDAYADAM’

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC

Maccast 2014.12.11

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! podcast-mini2.gif MC20141211.mp3 [58.0MB 01:52:01 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 508. The ghost of Fairplay’s past. Is Apple’s security too strong? Development with our Apple Overlords. Apple TV adds even more “channels”. Latest in Apple numbers. iOS 8.1.2 released. Apple Watch production starts soon? Delete ‘All’ Music in iOS. Victor’s Apple Watch thoughts. Know your iCloud 2-factor recovery key. OS X Dictation Commands.

Want more Maccast? Become a Maccast Member.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Gazelle
Gazelle – The fast and easy place to get cash for your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple gadgets

Check out Victor Cajiao and George Starcher’s new tech podcast Artechulate

Shownotes in: HTML or OPML

Subscribe to the Podcast Feed or Get the MP3 or Enhanced AAC

Maccast Members 183 – Catching up with Victor

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast

Maccast Members

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.

Maccast Members
The audio for this episode is available to Maccast Members. Sign-up or log in by visiting the Maccast Member site.

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