mac power users
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.
This week, former Apple Genius Joe Caiati joined us to talk about about troubleshooting your Mac and iOS devices. We discuss removing adware, explain Activity Monitor and Console, how to diagnose hardware and software problems and when you can attempt to fix something yourself and when its time to call a pro.
This week we released two episodes of the Mac Power Users.
MPU 239 includes a workflow interview with Adam Christianson from the Maccast podcast about his history with Apple, life as a programer, and experiences through the years podcasting and Mac User Groups.
MPU 240 is the February live feedback show. Topics include financial management apps, more on FileVault, antivirus, upgrading your Mac, and we are joined by professor Bonni Stachowiak, who uses screen casting software for student feedback. Katie and I also reveal easy ways to push our buttons.
Katie and I frequently get asked to share our favorite apps for setting up a new Mac. This week's Mac Power Users episode answers this question as we explain our 10 favorite apps and 10 favorite utilities. We also take time to stop and explain a tip or two with each pick. Enjoy.