mac power users
Today Katie and I are celebrating a milestone with the Mac Power Users when we record episode 300 at 2pm PST. You can tune in for the live feed right here. For the first time, we are turning the show over to someone else. Myke and Stephen will be questioning us with listener questions. (Just tweet them out with #mpu300 attached.) It should be fun and we'd love to have you in the live audience.
This week I've got two episodes of MPU to share:
1. MPU 293 - It Kinda is Rocket Science
PhD Physics Student Chelsea Cook (yes .. that one) joins us to talk about the state of accessibility on iOS. We also discuss Family Sharing and how it may not be right for all families and answer listener questions on a variety of topics.
2. MPU 294 - Workflows with Mike Vardy
Mike Vardy of the Productivityist drops by to chat about getting work done on his iPad Mini workflows, presentations, making over meetings, virtual assistants, and productivity through simplicity.
Both of these episodes are gems. Enjoy.
There have been several developments in the iPad world as of late so Katie and I spent some time talking about where the iPad fits, which one you should use, and some of our own personal workflows. I also spend some time discussing my new giganto-pad.
Since we hit our goal, the t-shirt sale automatically renewed for a few days. That won't happen again. If you missed out, here's your chance. People who purchased are already getting shipping notices and studies show that wearing a Mac Power Users t-shirt make you 98% more attractive to your significant other. That's science man … science.
A few episodes of MPU have gone live over the last few says while I’ve been galavanting around the State of Florida.
Katie and I both bought the new Apple TV and then used them a week before recording the show. We talk about what works and what doesn’t along with some of our favorite Apple TV Apps.
This live shows includes follow-up on keyboard launchers, note applications, listener tips, our new gear, and a live interview from a virtual assistant.
This week on Mac Power Users, Katie and I tackle the state of current keyboard launchers for the Mac including LaunchBar, Alfred, Spotlight, and Quicksilver. The show covers relative merits of the applications and some nice usage tips.
Austin Mann is an acclaimed photographer with his work appearing all over the place, including National Geographic. He's also one of best authorities on how to take great pictures with an iPhone. This week he joins us to talk about gear, shooting techniques, and taking better pictures with your iPhone.
We just published this week's MPU live. Mark Metzger joined us to chat about File Maker. We also talked about cleaning up iOS, follow-up on Office 365 accounts and Google Docs, discuss Mac/PC hybrid setups, hear from a virtual assistant, share listener tips and tricks and Katie shares her experiences with the iPad Air 2.
Dictation and Siri have evolved a lot over the last few years. Katie and I spent some time on the latest Mac Power Users looking at available tools for dicatation. We also unloaded with all our latest Siri tips.
A lot of people still use word processors and print out documents in 2015. In this episode, Katie and I tackle the strengths and weaknesses of Word, Pages, Google Docs and several third party alternatives.
This week’s Mac Power Users episode focuses on the new features in IOS 9, which will be downloading to your device in just a couple days. Katie and I assembled a nice list of interesting new features and improvements that you’ll want to hear about.
At the end of the episode we talked at some length about last week’s Apple announcements and the new hardware coming our way. This is a really fun episode.