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Chuck Joiner talks with the most interesting and influential people in the Mac industry, as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Mac community.

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Chuck Joiner talks with the most interesting and influential people in the Mac industry, as well as the individuals who are out there making it happen on the front lines of the global Mac community.

    • video
    MacVoices #24193: Rabbit Security and Motorola's Bluetooth Tracker

    MacVoices #24193: Rabbit Security and Motorola's Bluetooth Tracker

    Lessons in security and privacy that can be learned from the recent security determinations surrounding the much-maligned Rabbit are highlighted by Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, and Guy Serle. So many were so anxious to try what was the latest device that they didn’t look before they left. The MacVoices Live! panel dig into how it happened and why it shouldn’t be a surprise. To wrap up, we try to figure out what is behind Motorola’s entry into the Bluetooth tracker market.

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    Show Notes:

    Chapters:

    00:00 Concerns over Rabbit’s Security
    01:09 The Rabbit Review and Security Concerns
    05:15 The Fate of Rabbit and Potential Buyers
    07:31 Motorola’s Foray into Bluetooth Trackers
    08:14 Motorola’s Brand Strategy with Bluetooth Trackers
    09:47 The Potential Impact of Motorola’s Tracker Entry
    11:36 Reflecting on Motorola’s Move into Trackers
    14:46 Final Thoughts on Motorola’s Bluetooth Tracker

    Links:

    Rabbit R1 security issue allegedly leaves sensitive user data accessible to anybody
    https://www.engadget.com/rabbit-r1-security-issue-allegedly-leaves-sensitive-user-data-accessible-to-anybody-120024215.html

    Motorola is the latest to offer a Bluetooth tracker with the Moto Tag
    https://www.engadget.com/motorola-is-the-latest-to-offer-a-bluetooth-tracker-with-the-moto-tag-220022175.html

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    • 22 min
    • video
    MacVoices #24192: Live! - The EU Targets Meta, Ticketmaster Breach Notices, Crypto Tax Rules

    MacVoices #24192: Live! - The EU Targets Meta, Ticketmaster Breach Notices, Crypto Tax Rules

    The MacVoices Live! panel looks at the EU’s scrutiny of Meta’s pay or consent model, pondering potential fines and implications for the tech industry. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio also analyze Ticketmaster’s data breach notifications, reflecting on electronic ticketing security. Shifting focus to the U.S. Treasury’s crypto tax rules, we explore the impact on market legitimacy and illicit activities. The conversation extends to the EU tech landscape, highlighting companies like Siemens and Accenture, and the EU’s stance on American tech giants. Various tangents include digital transactions, converting crypto gains, and financial analogies in modern markets.

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    Show Notes:

    Chapters:

    00:00 Meta vs. EU: Pay or Consent Breach
    02:06 Thoughts on Meta’s Legal Troubles
    05:28 Global Fines and Tech Industry Response
    07:30 Lack of Huge Tech Companies in EU
    12:52 European Tech Companies: Philips and Logitech
    14:02 Ticketmaster Data Breach Notification
    19:00 U.S. Treasury’s Tax Rules for Crypto

    Links:

    Meta’s ‘pay or consent’ model in breach of EU tech rules, says Brussels
    https://thenextweb.com/news/metas-pay-or-consent-model-breach-eu-tech-rules

    Ticketmaster are notifying customers that their personal data may have been exposed after widely-reported hack
    https://www.loudersound.com/news/ticketmaster-hack-update

    The Morning After: The US Treasury finalizes tax rules for crypto
    https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-the-us-treasury-finalizes-tax-rules-for-crypto-111534062.html?guccounter=1

    Guests:
    Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

    Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

    Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

    Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

    David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mas

    • 23 min
    • video
    MacVoices #24191: Live! - Wrapping Up Macstock Conference and Expo

    MacVoices #24191: Live! - Wrapping Up Macstock Conference and Expo

    The 2024 version of Macstock Conference and Expo is in the books, and a majority of the MacVoices Live! panel were in attendance. Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, David Ginsburg, Mike Potter, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, and Web Bixby look back at the weekend’s events and some of their favorite aspects and presentations. If you didn’t make it, find out how you can still benefit from the year’s best Apple user event.

    MacVoices is sponsored by BetterHelp. Stop comparing and start focusing, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com//macvoices to get 10% off your first month.

    Show Notes:

    Chapters:

    00:00 Introduction to MacVoices
    00:52 Panel Discussion on Macstock Event
    01:32 Introducing Panel Members
    03:16 Marty’s Experience at MacStock
    05:09 Healing Powers of Macstock
    06:14 Humorous Exchange about Hugs at Macstock
    06:50 Favorite Moments at Macstock
    09:37 Fond Memories of Macstock
    12:07 Mike Potter’s Reflection on Macstock
    18:34 Planning for Future MacStock Events
    29:22 Appreciation for MacStock Volunteers

    Links:

    Macstock Conference and Expo

    Guests:

    Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

    David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud.

    Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Technology in Counseling, teaching and conferencing in virtual worlds as the founder of Counselor Education in Second Life, and podcast founder/producer of CounselorAudioSource.net and ThePodTalk.net. Currently, he produces a podcast about counseling and life questions, the Circular Firing Squad, and digital video interviews with legacies capturing the history of the counseling field. This is also co-host of The Vision ProFiles podcast. Generally, Marty is chasing the newest tech trends, which explains his interest in A.I. for teaching, research, and productivity. Marty is an active presenter and past president of the NorthEast Ohio Apple Corp (NEOAC).

    Michael Potter is the Executive Producer of For Mac Eyes Only, and the organizer of the annual Macstock Conference and Expo. Mike’s love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High’s Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers. His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies, but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab.

    Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, a

    • 40 min
    • video
    MacVoices #24190: Live! - HomePod Lifespan and Mastodon's Journalist Appeal

    MacVoices #24190: Live! - HomePod Lifespan and Mastodon's Journalist Appeal

    How long should a HomePod last? Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio discuss the lifespan of Apple’s smart speaker along with other hardware, and how it could be maximized. The conversation also includes how Mastodon is trying to become the journalists social media platform of choice, why X is still arguably the best platform for news, and how that could change.

    MacVoices is sponsored by BetterHelp. Stop comparing and start focusing, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com//macvoices to get 10% off your first month.

    Show Notes:

    Chapters:

    00:00 Introduction to HomePods Vintage List and Mastodon’s Appeal
    01:34 HomePods Connectivity Lifespan and Vintage Classification
    05:11 Reassurance and User Experiences with Original HomePods
    08:13 Debating the Future Utility of Original HomePods
    12:36 Mastodon’s Support for Journalists and Media Organizations
    13:50 Mastodon’s Efforts to Validate as a Platform for Journalists
    21:13 Journalist Presence on Twitter and Social Media Platforms Debate

    Links:



    Apple adds HomePod, AirPods to the ‘vintage products’ list
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/07/01/apple-adds-homepod-airpods-to-the-vintage-products-list

    Highlighting journalism on Mastodon
    https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2024/07/highlighting-journalism-on-mastodon/

    Guests:

    Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

    Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

    Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

    Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

    David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

    Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State University since 2000. He has over 120 publications in books, chapters, journal articles, and others, along with 200 podcasts related to counseling, counselor education, and faculty life. His technology interest led him to develop the counseling profession ‘firsts,’ including listservs, a web-based peer-reviewed jou

    • 29 min
    • video
    MacVoices #24189: Live! - Vision Pro Demos, iPad Dominates, Beats Pill

    MacVoices #24189: Live! - Vision Pro Demos, iPad Dominates, Beats Pill

    Catching up on some MacVoices discussions, Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Web Bixby, Marty Jencius, Eric Bolden, Jeff Gamet, Guy Serle, and Mark Fuccio cover Apple’s stock reaching a record high, Phil Schiller’s involvement with OpenAI, and the strong presence of iPads in the tech market. The conversation also delves into a new Beats Pill speaker, enhanced with better sound quality and competitive pricing. The panel also discusses Apple Vision Pro demos and how they may affect the perception of the spatial computing device.

    MacVoices is sponsored by BetterHelp. Stop comparing and start focusing, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com//macvoices to get 10% off your first month.

    Show Notes:

    Chapters:

    00:00 Apple Vision Pro and Beats Pill Updates
    02:15 Phil Schiller to Join OpenAI Board
    04:02 Responsibilities of Board Members
    05:56 No Money Exchange between Apple and OpenAI
    07:19 Introductions and Apologies
    07:43 Panel Member Introductions
    08:50 3D Spatial Conversion Feature
    11:58 Apple Dominance in iPads and Mac Sales
    15:05 Personalizing the Apple Vision Pro Demo
    20:00 Insights on Extended Apple Vision Pro Demo
    23:23 New Beats Speaker Release
    27:23 The Beats Pill Portable Speaker Market
    29:42 Connect with MacVoices and Support the Show

    Links:

    In-store Vision Pro demos will see two big changes this month https://9to5mac.com/2024/07/01/in-store-vision-pro-demos-will-see-two-big-changes-this-month/

    Apple dominates the US tablet market, and Mac sales are surging
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/06/26/apple-dominates-the-us-tablet-market-and-mac-sales-are-surging

    Beats Pill Bluetooth Speaker Makes a Comeback With Improved Sound, Water Resistance, and a Lower Price Tag
    https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/25/beats-pill-bluetooth-speaker-announced/

    Guests:

    Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

    Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

    Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

    Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

    David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @da

    • 30 min
    • video
    MacVoices #24186: Live! - Dell Employees Choose "Or Else," and A Colder, Faster iPad

    MacVoices #24186: Live! - Dell Employees Choose "Or Else," and A Colder, Faster iPad

    Dell employees surprised their management by deciding, in large numbers, to live with the disincentives put in place to encourage their return to the office. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Marty Jencius, Jim Rea, Web Bixby, Jeff Gamet, Eric Bolden, and Mark Fuccio discuss the implications for the company, as well as the larger world of work. Next, they answer the question of whether a panel member was responsible for an unusual method of breaking a speed record with an M4 iPad. 

     




    Show Notes:
    Chapters:

    00:00 Introduction
    07:59 Dell's Return-to-Office Dilemma
    08:54 Long-Term Business Impact of Remote Work
    09:51 Productivity Boosts and Mentorship Programs
    11:03 Flexibility in Remote Work Arrangements
    13:25 Evolution of the Return-to-Office Discussion
    16:20 Protecting Online Privacy with ExpressVPN
    16:32 Frozen M4 iPad Pro Breaks Benchmark Record
    18:05 User Experience with the M4 iPad Pro
    23:36 Artisanal Software Festival and Mastodon Profile
    24:33 Balancing Remote Work and Mentorship

    Links:

    Spotify’s Basic plan returns to $11 a month by cutting audiobooks
    https://www.engadget.com/spotifys-basic-plan-returns-to-11-a-month-by-cutting-audiobooks-163804267.html

    Dell said return to the office or else—nearly half of workers chose “or else”
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/06/nearly-half-of-dells-workforce-refused-to-return-to-the-office/

    M4 iPad Pro maverick breaks Geekbench 6 iOS world record by putting it in the freezer for 10 minutes
    https://www.imore.com/ipad/ipad-pro/m4-ipad-pro-maverick-breaks-geekbench-6-ios-world-record-by-putting-it-in-the-freezer-for-10-minutes

    Guests:

    Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitter, by email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, on his blog, Trending At Work, and as co-host on The Vision ProFiles podcast.

    Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

    Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

    Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

    David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud.

    Dr. Marty Jencius has been an Associate Professor of Counseling at Kent State

    • 45 min

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