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.
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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.
Did you know there are about a million ways to use the AppleTV for fun and profit? This week's MPU episode looks at the AppleTV in detail. We talk about using it for entertainment at home and presenting on the road. Listen to this episode to find out why I think the AppleTV might be the best $100 you can spend in an Apple Store.
We've had lots of software guys join us on the Mac Power Users but I've always been interested in talking with a hardware guy. Geoff Barrall describes himself as a serial entrepreneur. He's founded several companies that got successful hardware products to market including the Drobo and Transporter. Geoff is also a big Mac nerd like the rest of us. This week Geoff joined us to talk about how he uses his Apple gear and what's involved in developing and releasing hardware devices.
MPU 151 is up. Jeff Carlson joins us to talk about the best workflows for iOS photography. This episode is loaded with tips. I'm writing this post while on vacation and am already using some of Jeff's ideas. Don't believe me? Here you go.
On Saturday, Katie and I recorded episode 150 of the Mac Power Users. It was so much fun having a live audience and talking to listeners about their kick-ass workflows. Make sure to catch this week's episode. Also, we had some downtime during the recording so I explained my fail-proof method for cooking Bratwurst and we answered chatroom questions, all of which ended up in an After Dark episode.
Can you believe the Mac Power Users are about to record show 150? Katie and I will be broadcasting live this Saturday at 10am PST in a very special Mac Power Users where I confront my growing Sonos addition and some of our smartest listeners join in with some workflows that will knock you out of your socks.
Mark you calendars for Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific. We’ll streaming live on 5by5 so you can join us in the 5by5 chatroom or listen on the 5by5 apps for iOS and Mac. I’ll see you there.
In episode 149 of the Mac Power Users, Katie and I tackle the growing list of read it later services covering what we like (and dislike) about each of them along with a discussion of unconventional alternatives for all of you rebels out there.
Yesterday afternoon Apple announced 1 billion podcast subscriptions through iTunes. Billion. With a "B". I take pride in the fact Katie Floyd and I added a little dent to that number with the Mac Power Users. Ten years ago I never thought I could talk into a microphone about things that *nobody around me* cares about and hear back from appreciative listeners all over the globe.