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The talk of the Apple community

    MacVoices #20086: Briefing - The Upgradability of Apple's Dongles

    MacVoices #20086: Briefing - The Upgradability of Apple's Dongles

    In this Briefing, Chuck talks about discovering that an Apple dongle can be upgraded to provide additional backward compatibility, and considers that fact in relation to an earlier MacVoices discussion about the obsolescence of our smart home devices.

    • 9 min
    MacVoices #20085: Mike Schmitz Teaches You Mind Mapping

    MacVoices #20085: Mike Schmitz Teaches You Mind Mapping

    Mike Schmitz' new course for The Sweet Setup helps organize and develop your ideas and projects. Mastering Mind Maps teaches you how to capture your ideas in a mind map, and then turn them into actionable projects. Mike explains how the course is structured, why it is appropriate for Mac, iPad, and iPhone users, and how it uses one mind mapping app as an example, but can be applied to one of your choice.

    • 34 min
    MacVoices #20084: David Ginsburg on His CES Freshman Year and Mac/iOS App Combination Purchasing

    MacVoices #20084: David Ginsburg on His CES Freshman Year and Mac/iOS App Combination Purchasing

    David Ginsburg of In Touch With iOS made his first trip to CES this year, and joins us to talk about his experiences, how his expectations lined up with reality, and whether he will be headed back next year. He also comments on the impact iOS 13 and iPhones 11 are making, and the pros and cons of combining Mac and iOS license purchases for both developers and end users.

    • 34 min
    MacVoices #20083: Adam Engst on Smart Assistants, The Effect of Advertising, and Issue #1,500 of TidBITS

    MacVoices #20083: Adam Engst on Smart Assistants, The Effect of Advertising, and Issue #1,500 of TidBITS

    Adam Engst discusses the state of iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and Catalina, why our smart assistants aren’t smart enough (yet), and why he is so steamed up about your data being sold. From Netflix to subscriptions, paragliding to printing address labels, and after 1,500 issues of TidBITS, Adam has a lot to say.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    MacVoices #20082: Kirk McElhearn On Sonos, Gear Updates, and Obsolescence

    MacVoices #20082: Kirk McElhearn On Sonos, Gear Updates, and Obsolescence

    Kirk McElhearn and host Chuck Joiner dig into the Sonos smart speaker issue, looking at the past, present, and what we know about the future. They debate the issue of obsolescence in smart home devices and beyond, how manufacturers get paid to keep their tech current, and what you need consider when investing in gear that you plan to use for the indefinite future.

    • 57 min
    MacVoices #20081: Mark Fuccio on Apple's Financials, The Coronavirus Effect, The Trillion Dollar Club, and 5G

    MacVoices #20081: Mark Fuccio on Apple's Financials, The Coronavirus Effect, The Trillion Dollar Club, and 5G

    Apple’s announcement of their quarterly results means we talk to Mark Fuccio about yet another new record-setting quarter, the coverage Apple gets from the financial press, how the coronavirus is and may affect them in the future. We also dig into the Trillion Dollar Club and where its members do and don’t compete, and what 5G will and won’t do.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

Chewelah3 ,

To many “You know!"

I like the podcast and the information, but one of your guest has a bad habit of saying “You Know” to often in the podcast! It like having stack in the back ground!

phranky ,

No brainer!

Chuck is always engaging and asks his guests questions that you would if given the opportunity and then some that you hadn't thought of. The only thing even slightly negative that I could say is that his output is so prolific that trying to keep up with all of his podcasts is sometimes exhausting, :)

Corvi ,

Mac Development Community Speaks!

Great intro to the best Mac software, via interviews with the developers. Comes from the same people who do the excellent MacNotables podcast.

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