The first MPU Live episode published this week. In it, we include some listener audio questions and cover tweaking automation workflows, organizing PDF files, going back to school with an iPad, and more. We are going to continue doing these the first Saturday of every month and I expect them to get only better with some short listener interviews and a live audience. Enjoy.
mac power users
This week's episode of the Mac Power Users is a deep dive on calendar applications and how we use them. Towards the end I explained some of the specific tricks I use to keep my calendar in check that (I think at least) are pretty helpful. Check it out.
In this week's episode, Gabe Weatherhead joins us to talk about being a Mac geek in a PC office, DEVONThink, and automation. It's a great episode. As an aside, there was a limited problem with the feed where some people didn't get this show. (This was particularly a problem for DownCast users.) Please make certain 177 is in your feed.
This week's episode of the Mac Power users is out. In it Katie and I share some of our favorite automation tips.
We've also decided to add an extra show to the schedule every month where we'll be dealing with listener feedback, doing some listener questions and mini workflow interviews and field a chat room while we record. We're calling it MPU Live and we are going to do it at 10AM PST on the first Saturday of each month starting with March 1, 2014. If you've got something to share with us, send it in.
I've always felt that everyone that gets a new Mac or iPad should kick the tires in GarageBands regardless of their musical talent or experience. In this week's episode, Chris Breen joins us to talk about using Garage Band for making ringtones, playing with loops, learning an instrument, recording a song, and more.
At the end, Paul Kent joins us to talk about Macworld 2014, where you can meet Chris Breen, Katie, myself, and thousands of other Apple geeks.
This week Bradley Chambers joins Katie and me as we talk through some of the best solutions for photo management. This is a problem I've been dealing with at home for awhile now and I'm pretty happy with my current solution (though I'd much prefer Apple to solve this for me).
Jeff Taekman joins us the week to talk about innovations in medical education and how he uses his Apple technologies as a practicing anesthesiologist. Jeff also explains how he's come to rely upon the iPad.
This week I showed up in not one, but two podcasts:
We often collect topics that aren't worth getting their own show but at the same time bigger than a few minutes of feedback. We did this in episode 168 with a variety of topics including iPad styli, cable cutting, offsite backup, and home sound systems. I also spent ten minutes explaining how I brew tea. Katie's disdain for this topic was both palpable and delightful all at once.
Dave Stachowiak was kind enough to let me guest on his show where I talked about email and productivity in general. It was a lot of fun and Dave produces a great show.
On this week's Mac Power Users episode, Brett Terpstra joins us to talk about how he gets so much done. We also strayed into tagging in light of the new support in Mavericks. Brett is a smart guy and this is a great episode.
In episode 166, Katie and I cover how to effectively use Siri on iOS and dictation tools on the Mac. I also summarize my accuracy tests in the Mavericks Dictate vs. Dragon Dictate shootout and how I find both tools of use.
Looking for something geeky for your friends or even perhaps yourself? Katie and I had a lot of fun recording this show sharing some of our favorite geek gifts. Well … most of it was fun. I think Katie fell asleep when I started waxing poetic about my authentic Indiana Jones satchel.
This week Fraser Speirs joined us to update us on the progress of the 1 to 1 iPad program he has been administering for several years. Fraser has unique insight on the iPad and education and this one is a great listen for that alone. We also talked at some length concerning his impressions and thoughts on the new iPad Air.
Katie and I have been collecting a list of security related problems listeners send in. This week, we explain how we solve some of the most common security problems related to our Macs, iPads, and iPhones.