One of the most frequent questions we get in the Mac Power Users mail bag is about upgrades. This week's episode covers every kind of upgrade you may contemplate between your Macs, iOS devices, and software. Enjoy.
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This week's Mac Power Users features Song-A-Day's Jonathan Mann. Jonathan is a talented musician that can write a song in about the same time it takes me to get my keyboard turned on and find my sheet music. Jonathan does all of this with Apple technology and he explains the whole workflow. Jonathan also made jingles for our sponsors that we included in the show. My favorite was the TextExpander one.
This week's Mac Power Users features me talking about the steps I took to set up a small business when I left "the firm" to open my sole practitioner law practice. The last several months have been some of the most exhilarating of my life and I've picked up quite a few nerd tricks along the way.
This week we've got twice the fun over at the Mac Power Users.
We've wanted Christina for a long time and it was really nice finally talking with her about her work as an Apple journalist and Apple Music. We use the backdrop of the Apple Earnings Call to discuss her workflows.
We talk with Kent Newsome about working in a "locked down" office, we also discuss Amazon's Echo, listener travel tips, two factor authentication apps, OmniFocus workflows, sharing tasks, referenced photo libraries and answer listener questions on a variety of topics.
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This week's Mac Power Users episode goes off the reservation a bit. I get tons of email from listeners asking for help with task management. Their problems quite often are not about what app to use or what OmniFocus perspective they need. The problems often run deeper. As a result I asked nerd and psychiatrist Kourosh Dini to come on the show and talk about why Task Management is so hard. I think the show came out great.
There were several MPU episodes recently released worth checking out:
This episode summarizes the changes coming to the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch along with our thoughts and comments. I included several observations from my time at WWDC in this episode.
In this live episode, Jeff Richardson joins us to talk about Apple Watch. We also follow up on Dropbox, Photos.app and photo workflows, meal planning, DevonThink, storing items locally without sacrificing drive space, and travel tips.
Jean MacDonald, founder of App Camp For Girls joined us to talk about her experiences creating a nonprofit. Jean discusses the genesis of App Camp, generating community support, and the logistics of running, funding, and marketing.
This week Merlin Mann returns for his annual visit to Mac Power Users. This is one of my favorite episodes every year. This year we discuss hardware and software updates and if it's necessary to keep up with the latest and greatest, Merlin's growing use of iOS over Mac OS, and kids and technology use.
Did you also know we just received a new episode of You Look Nice Today? YLNT involves Merlin, Scott Simpson, and Adam Lisagor recording their often bizarre and always funny conversations, adding a little bit of ukulele-ladden post production, and releasing it to the world.
I really enjoy our monthly live shows. This past Saturday Katie and I recorded this show with a full chat room. We covered the benefits of digital meal planning, follow-up on DEVONThink workflows, our favorite RSS feeds, managing small SSDs, resources for a new iPhone user, better fonts for iOS, and my new MacBook.
In this week's show, Katie and I dive deep on the new Photos app and photo management. I'm really impressed with the new Photos app and have been using it a lot. I explain my Photos workflows in this show.
It was fitting that our 250th episode took place with a live audience. You'd think that after this long Katie and I are running out of things to say. We're not and there is lots of great content planned for the coming months.
In this episode we're joined by Brett Bruney to discuss scanning on the go, we follow-up on LaTex, RSS and cord-cutting. We also address listener questions about splitting iTunes accounts, merging contacts, scheduling time to complete tasks and share listener tips about automating a home webcam, using Keyboard maestro, and automated RSS feeds.
This week, Katie and I are joined by Bradley Chambers as he and Katie explain their differing strategies for canceling cable TV. There are some good tips in this show about consuming entertainment in general for 2015.
Episode 247 goes back to the current state of read it later and RSS services. I think mastering this stuff is more important now than ever with all those shiny things being thrown at us and a lot has changed since the last time we covered these subjects.
In episode 245 of Mac Power Users, Katie and I discuss Smart Folders with guest Joel Anderson. We also follow up on texting workflows, managing large scans and OCR quality, journaling, compare Launch Center Pro and Workflow, talk about monitoring your home network usage, help a listener assemble media for a family legacy project, and discuss the Apple Watch. Also, Katie judges me on my colored Hue lights.