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The talk of the Apple Community

    MacVoices #24166: MVL - Disputing An Interview, Ticketmaster Hacked, and Is Email A Social Network?

    MacVoices #24166: MVL - Disputing An Interview, Ticketmaster Hacked, and Is Email A Social Network?

    Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Marty Jencius, Jeff Gamet, Web Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthur take a MacVoices Live! look at a fabricated interview that had Sony apologizing and Ticketmaster’s data breach that they seem to be silent on. We wrap up with a discussion of email as social media, audience database management, and the ease of using email for personal interactions in a collaboration software world. 
    This edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Magazine, our free magazine on Flipboard. Updated daily with the best articles on the web to help you do more with your Apple gear and adjacent tech, access MacVoices Magazine content on Flipboard, on the web, or in your favorite RSS reader.
    Show Notes: Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction and Tech News
    09:25 Ethics of AI in Journalism
    15:01 Zoom Hearing Mishap
    21:49 Email as a Social Network Debate
    27:16 The Value of Email Communication
    31:08 Acknowledging a New Live Viewer
    32:41 Host and Guest Sign-Offs
    Links:
    The Morning After: Sony apologizes for fabricated ‘interview’ with Last of Us studio head 
    https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-sony-apologizes-for-fabricated-interview-with-last-of-us-studio-head-111549333.html

    How to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music 
    https://www.soundguys.com/how-to-transfer-spotify-playlists-to-apple-music-65726/

    TicketMaster hack sees personal data of 560M for sale 
    https://9to5mac.com/2024/06/03/ticketmaster-hack-560-million-users/

    Michigan man in viral driving Zoom hearing had license suspension lifted in 2022: Officials 
    https://abc7chicago.com/post/corey-harris-driving-video-michigan-court-hearing-zoom-video/14911479/

    Email Is Now the Best Social Network 
    https://lifehacker.com/tech/email-is-the-best-social-network-now
    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.
    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 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

    • 35 min
    MacVoices #24165: Road to Macstock - Allison Sheridan of The Nosillacast

    MacVoices #24165: Road to Macstock - Allison Sheridan of The Nosillacast

    Next up on The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo is our first with both a Macstock speaker and workshop presenter. Allison Sheridan of The Nosillacast  discusses her workshop that will focus on "tiny Mac tips" and her interpretation of the Macstock’s “Level Up” theme for the event that will inform her conference session. Allison also shares insights into her other projects like the Programming by Stealth podcast. 
    Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Allison's discount code, PODFEET, or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee.

    MacVoices is supported by the new MacVoices Discord, our latest benefit for MacVoices Patrons. Sign up, get access, and jin the conversations at Patreon.com/macvoices.
    Show Notes: Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction
    00:31 Macstock Workshop Introduction
    01:39 Friday Workshops Preview
    02:28 Workshop Topic: Tiny Mac Tips
    09:04 Using the Mac's Finder Window Effectively
    18:59 Level Up Presentation Introduction
    25:44 Social Interactions at Macstock
    27:30 Discount Code for Macstock Registration
    28:51 Interview Banter
    29:56 Programming by Stealth Podcast
    33:28 Content Timing Strategy
    34:23 Final Macstock Registration Details
    Guests:
    Allison Sheridan started podcasting in May of 2005, just 7 months after podcasting was invented, and her primary show, the NosillaCast has come out every week without missing an episode since late 2005. She now produces Chit Chat Across the Pond as a separate podcast that is also released weekly. NosillaCast and Chit Chat Across the Pond audio content and associated blog posts are created and edited by Allison.
    Allison has a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA with an emphasis in Kinematics. Her love of technology really took off when she and her husband Steve bought a 512K Mac in 1984.
    During industry events such as NAB, CES, Macworld, CSUN’s Assistive Technology Conference, and Mac Mania Cruises, Allison conducts interviews and presentations while NosillaCast videographer Steve Sheridan records, edits and produces them. Associated blog posts and social media presence are also managed by Steve.
    Her partner in crime on many of the shows is Bart Busschots who co-hosts Chit Chat Across the Pond every other week. He brings the propeller-beanie style episodes with his series Taming the Terminal and Programming By Stealth. Bart is a well informed, engaging instructor and he keeps detailed tutorial show notes over at bartbusschots.ie.
    In addition to hosting her own shows, Allison has been a guest on MacBreak Weekly, Daily Tech News Show, Clockwise, Cordkillers, SMR Podcast, Tech’s Message, Ritual Misery and The Productive Woman Podcast.
    She also creates video tutorials for ScreenCasts Online and is a freelance writer for SCO Magazine. She’s been a speaker on the Mac Geek Cruise, Macworld, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, Macstock, and at many Southern California Mac User Groups.
    Allison dedicates a considerable amount her time learning and talking about assistive technologies, especially for the blind. In her spare time she exercises like a demon.
    Without the support of Steve, none of this would be possible.
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    • 36 min
    MacVoices #24164: MVL - Sam Altman's Reputation, Spotify Changes Course, and Recall Alarm Bells

    MacVoices #24164: MVL - Sam Altman's Reputation, Spotify Changes Course, and Recall Alarm Bells

    The MacVoices Live! panel looks at Sam Altman and OpenAI's recent activities, including their deal with Apple and interest from Microsoft. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Marty Jencius, Jeff Gamet, Web Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs explore Altman's role in AI development and analyze Microsoft's investment in OpenAI. The conversation also covers Spotify's pricing strategies and security issues with Microsoft's Recall feature. Just for fun, we touch on past software products, consumer trends in digital media consumption, and physical media and music streaming transitions. 

    This edition of MacVoices is brought to you by the MacVoices Dispatch, our weekly newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on any and all MacVoices-related information. Subscribe today and don't miss a thing.
    Show Notes: Chapters:
    00:03 Introduction and OpenAI's Deal with Apple
    02:33 Comparing Sam Altman to Tech Giants
    03:28 Microsoft's Adoption of OpenAI's Tools
    08:27 Evaluating Sam Altman's Leadership and OpenAI's Ownership
    12:16 Security Vulnerability in Windows Recall Feature
    18:05 Spotify's Car Thing Refunds and Price Increases
    20:59 Increasing Prices of Spotify and Apple Music Comparison
    24:01 Nostalgia for Physical Media: CDs and Ripping
    Links:
    Sam Altman tightens grip over OpenAI as he strikes deal with Apple 
    https://nypost.com/2024/05/30/business/openais-sam-altman-tightens-grip-as-he-strikes-apple-deal/
    Microsoft says it does not own any portion of OpenAI 
    https://www.reuters.com/technology/microsoft-says-it-does-not-own-any-portion-openai-2023-12-08/
    This tool unlocks Windows' AI-powered Recall feature for unsupported PCs 
    https://www.engadget.com/this-tool-unlocks-windows-ai-powered-recall-feature-for-unsupported-pcs-110046086.html
    Spotify says it will refund Car Thing purchases 
    https://www.engadget.com/spotify-now-says-it-will-refund-car-thing-purchases-193001487.html
    Spotify is increasing prices again — here's how much more you need to pay 
    https://www.tomsguide.com/entertainment/music-streaming/spotify-is-increasing-prices-again-heres-how-much-more-you-need-to-pay
    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.
    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 devel

    • 26 min
    MacVoices #24163: Road to Macstock - Brett Terpstra of BrettTerpstra.com

    MacVoices #24163: Road to Macstock - Brett Terpstra of BrettTerpstra.com

    On The Road to Macstock Conference and Expo, Brett Terpstra shares some insights about his session on email management strategies. Brett emphasizes the enduring significance of email and will provide tips for efficient organization without complex scripting. While he will focus on what can be done within a given email client, there will also be mentions of third-party tools to assist.. Brett also discusses his projects, such as Bunch and nvUltra, along with his hobby of crafting demotivational inspirations. 
    Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Brett'’s discount code TTSCOFF or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee.
    [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/maclevelten/MV24163.mp3[/embed]

    This edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices After Dark. What happens before and after the shows is uncensored, on-topic, off-topic, and always off the wall. Sign up as a MacVoices Patron and get access!
    http://patreon.com/macvoices
    Show Notes: Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction to the Road to MacStock
    04:00 The Importance of Intellectual Property in Employment Contracts
    07:10 Email Client Flexibility and Recommendations
    10:12 Using Multiple Email Clients on Different Platforms
    12:42 Archiving Emails for Easy Retrieval
    14:15 Benefits of Manual Email Approaches Over AI
    16:55 Speaker Discounts for MacStock
    17:07 Updates on Brett Terpstra's Life and Projects
    19:54 Demotivational Inspirations and Personal Projects
    22:40 The Anticipated Experience at MacStock
    Links:
    MailMate
    Spark
    DEVONthink
    EagleFiler
    Dimspire.me
    Guests:
    Brett Terpstra is a coder, writer and web developer. He works behind the scenes at blogs including Engadget, Joystiq and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. He also writes for The Unofficial Apple Weblog, and contributes to Macworld. Brett develops Marked and other productivity tools.He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcasts, Systematic and Overtired.You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on X, and at his website, brettterpstra.com.
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    • 24 min
    MacVoices #24162: An AirTag Success Story, Google Privacy, and a Pushy Copilot

    MacVoices #24162: An AirTag Success Story, Google Privacy, and a Pushy Copilot

     Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Marty Jencius, Jeff Gamet, Web Bixby, and Brian Flanigan-Arthurs take on a range of topics, from AirTag's successful tool recovery to Google's privacy issues and Microsoft's AI integration. We explore the pros and cons of AI advancements, while considering privacy, job security, and the broader impact of AI in daily life. We look at the automation trend in industries like fast-food chains and supermarkets and the importance of striking a balance between AI utilization for productivity gains and preserving human judgment and values in decision-making processes. 
     

    MacVoices is supported by the new MacVoices Discord, our latest benefit for MacVoices Patrons. Sign up, get access, and jin the conversations at Patreon.com/macvoices.
    Show Notes: Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction to MacVoices
    03:16 Marty's new 8K camera adventures
    07:27 Discussion on privacy concerns with AirTags
    11:35 Google privacy issues and concerns
    15:12 Upcoming interview with Joe Kissel on online privacy
    15:49 EU requiring Apple to allow Wallet alternatives
    19:12 Exploring the implications of AI technology
    22:45 Balancing the use of AI technology
    25:31 Public perception and marketing of AI features
    31:26 Concerns about AI replacing human judgment
    35:17 The value of human judgment in AI utilization
    36:35 Transition from human service to automated service in restaurants
    Links:
    AirTag crucial to recovery of $5 million of stolen tools in Metro DC
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/06/01/airtag-crucial-to-recovery-of-5-million-of-stolen-tools-in-metro-dc
    Google Is an Even Bigger Privacy Nightmare Than You Think 
    https://lifehacker.com/tech/google-is-a-bigger-privacy-nightmare-than-you-think
    First alternative to Apple Wallet is ready to launch in EU 
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/05/30/first-alternative-to-apple-wallet-is-ready-to-launch-in-eu
    Copilot in Microsoft Word for Mac Will Greet You With AI Summary When You Open a Document 
    https://www.macobserver.com/news/copilot-in-microsoft-word-for-mac-will-greet-you-with-ai-summary-when-you-open-a-document/
     
    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.
    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

    • 39 min
    MacVoices #24161: Road to Macstock - David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS

    MacVoices #24161: Road to Macstock - David Ginsburg of In Touch with iOS

    David Ginsburg of InTouch with iOS discusses his presentation at the upcoming Macstock Conference and Expo, emphasizing networking and community among Apple and tech enthusiasts. David previews his presentation on Apple services, covering Apple One, iCloud, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple News, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple Care, to name more than a few. He outlines Apple services from various perspectives and tease surprises for the event to engage the audience. The importance of services for Apple from the business perspective and the evolution of their offerings are also part of the discussion.
    Visit Macstock Conference and Expo and use Dave’s discount code INTOUCHWITHIOS or the MacVoices discount code MACVOICES to save $30 on your registration fee.
    Show Notes: Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction to Macstock Series
    03:54 David Ginsberg's Presentation Topic: Apple Services
    04:46 Exploring Various Apple Services
    08:05 Teasing Interactive Elements of the Presentation
    09:20 Reflecting on the Evolution of Apple Music
    10:12 Discount Code for Macstock Admission
    13:24 Final Call to Register for Macstock
    13:39 Closing Remarks and Preview of Future Episodes
    Guests:
    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
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
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32 Ratings

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To many “You know!"

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