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Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009. Hosted by David Sparks and Stephen Hackett.

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Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009. Hosted by David Sparks and Stephen Hackett.

    Mac Power Users 524: Photographing the Stars, with Andrew Burwell

    Mac Power Users 524: Photographing the Stars, with Andrew Burwell

    The stars and planets are within sight, given the right hardware and software. Andrew Burwell has been honing his astrophotography skills, using Apple products to produce some amazing images of our universe.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Mac Power Users 523: State of the iPad

    Mac Power Users 523: State of the iPad

    In the last decade, the iPad has gone from a brand-new device into a wide-reaching line of products that meet the needs of a range of users. This week, Stephen and David talk about the current state of the platform.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Mac Power Users 522: iCloud Family Sharing

    Mac Power Users 522: iCloud Family Sharing

    Family Sharing means that up to six people can share purchases, media and other Apple services. This week, David and Stephen walk through the features, how to set it up and the possible pitfalls of this Apple service.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Mac Power Users 521: Taming Notifications

    Mac Power Users 521: Taming Notifications

    From messages and emails to sports scores and social media, our devices generate all sorts of notifications. This week, we discuss how to weed the garden and tame the madness.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Mac Power Users 520: Weather Apps & Gear

    Mac Power Users 520: Weather Apps & Gear

    Gone are the days of waiting for the evening news to find out the weather for the next day. Now, weather data is accessible anywhere. This week, David and Stephen compare a bunch of different weather apps and services before picking their favorite.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Mac Power Users 519: Workflows with Greg Pierce

    Mac Power Users 519: Workflows with Greg Pierce

    Drafts developer Greg Pierce joins Stephen and David to talk about his move to an iMac, his development career and when it is time *not* to upgrade to a new device.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

Fritz Klug ,

A classic show that keeps getting better!

Each week I learn something new and exciting

Mynameisted ,

Once great show... flaws make it hard to keep listening

I owe much of my love of the Mac and productivity apps to this show. I enjoy the new cohost and most of my issues with the show have nothing to do with this recent change.

MPU episodes take a long time to get off the ground. You can skip the first 10-25 percent of most episodes which is uninteresting followup and meta discussion rather than meat.

Once you have listened to this show for about a year, the episode topics, app recommendations, and guests start to become very repetitive. Occasional guests bring something great to the table but it is difficult to sift through. All of the great tips on this show are thrilling at first but after a while, how many times do I need to hear about Bartender, SaneBox, and Hazel?

It is also clear that app sponsors get more attention in discussion while other software is more often ignored. One of many examples is PDF Pen which is a buggy, overpriced, slow mess of an app on Mac and especially iOS, but gets discussed all the time. On the flip side, PDF Expert has never received the same treatment, even though it is adored by Apple fans.

Anyway. Just my two cents. This show is great but I think it has lost its repeat listening worth over the years.

wheatshock ,

Good for not so powerful users too

I skip the workflow stories as the Macs are not primary tools for me but I do find the Apple hard and soft ware discussions incredibly helpful.

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