Mac Power Users podcast

Mac Power Users

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

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

 

#740

740: “From The Beatles to The Libertines,” with Lee Garrett

Lee Garret is the new owner of ScreenCastsOnline. He joins Stephen and David to discuss his background in technology, his Apple gear, and how clear communication and processes are key to any successful endeavor. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Indeed] (http://indeed.com/mpu) : Join more than 3.5 million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great talent fast. Guest Starring: <a href='http://www.relay.fm/people/leegarrett'>Lee Garrett</a> Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) Lee's Desk: ![Lee's Desk] (https://512pixels.net/downloads/files/Lee-Garret-Desk.jpeg) Lee's Rack: ![Lee's Rack] (https://512pixels.net/downloads/files/Lee-Garret-Rack.jpeg) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [New MPU Merch] (https://cottonbureau.com/people/mac-power-users) This is the final call for the new MPU shirts, sweaters, and hats! The sale ends on April 15. [ScreenCastsOnline] (https://www.screencastsonline.com/) [Mac Power Users #177: Workflows with Gabe Weatherhead] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/177) [Ember Mug 2] (https://ember.com/products/ember-mug-2?variant=30843977826389) [Obsidian - Sharpen your thinking.] (https://obsidian.md/) [Task Management Software Built For Pros - OmniFocus] (https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus/) [DEVONtechnologies | DEVONthink] (https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/devonthink?pk_campaign=google&pk_kwd=devonthink1&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwztOwBhD7ARIsAPDKnkANXYZPHLcJ-l6mjDCfaF5df8IBEMEidEeicBk4Nkle_qNmCpC64CYaAj3sEALw_wcB) [Anybox – Bookmarking App for Mac & iPhone] (https://anybox.app/) [Hookmark – Links beat searching] (https://hookproductivity.com/) [Project Management Software For Professionals - OmniPlan] (https://www.omnigroup.com/omniplan/) [Alfred - Productivity App for macOS] (https://www.alfredapp.com/) [Arc from The Browser Company] (https://arc.net/) [ScreenFlow] (https://www.telestream.net/screenflow/) [Keystroke Pro - Mac App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/keystroke-pro/id1572206224?mt=12) [Bezel - Show your iPhone on your Mac] (https://getbezel.app/) [ScreenFloat 2 - Mac App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/screenfloat-screenshot-tools/id414528154?mt=12) [macOS Screenshot Library – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/projects/aqua-screenshot-library/) [Marvis Pro - App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marvis-pro/id1447768809) [Simple Scan | Agile Tortoise] (https://agiletortoise.com/simple-scan/) [Lasso - Window Manager for macOS] (https://thelasso.app/) [Mac Power Users #705: macOS Window Management - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/705) [Lee Garrett (@leegarrett@screencastsonline.social) - Mastodon] (https://screencastsonline.social/@leegarrett) [Hand Mirror, for Mac] (https://handmirror.app/) ... Read more

3 hrs Ago

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:36

3 hrs Ago


#739

739: Checking in on Freeform

David and Stephen revisit Freeform and discuss how it's improved since its launch and what Apple could do next with the application. They also share how they use the app and how it shines in visionOS. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) [![2024 MPU Merch] (https://512pixels.net/downloads/files/cb-mpu-24.png)] (https://cottonbureau.com/people/mac-power-users) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [New MPU Merch!] (https://cottonbureau.com/people/mac-power-users) [Mac Power Users #673: Apple's New Freeform App - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/673) [Apple launches Freeform: a powerful new app designed for creative collaboration - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2022/12/apple-launches-freeform-a-powerful-new-app-designed-for-creative-collaboration/) Press release from December 2022 [The Apple Jonathan: A Very 1980s Concept Computer That Never Shipped – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/03/apple-jonathan-modular-concept/) [New Apple Pencil With Vision Pro Support in Testing Ahead of visionOS 2 - MacRumors] (https://www.macrumors.com/2024/03/25/apple-pencil-visionon-support-in-testing/) [MindNode] (https://www.mindnode.com/) [Goodnotes] (https://www.goodnotes.com/) ... Read more

07 Apr 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:44

07 Apr 2024


#738

738: Apple Collecting 101

Stephen walks David through the ins and outs of collecting old Apple gear, and the pair take the wraps off an MPU redesign. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Sanebox] (https://www.sanebox.com/mpu) : Stop drowning in email! --- [AdBlock Pro] (https://adblockpro.com) : Block ads in Safari on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Vision Pro. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) ![MPU Evolution] (https://512pixels.net/downloads/files/MPU-Evolution.jpg) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Evolution of MPU] (https://512pixels.net/downloads/files/MPU-Evolution.jpg) [New MPU Hat] (https://cottonbureau.com/p/MG3UJS/hat/mpu-hat-spring-2024) [New MPU Shirt] (https://cottonbureau.com/p/7947E6/shirt/mpu-classy-tee-sweatshirt-spring-2024) [Stephen's Inventory (Google Sheets)] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kcoiHOw65XDGBEppeec7IhRZcy7qQ79kQUMrSTJyvME/edit#gid=0) [Altair 8800 - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altair_8800) [How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook] (https://gizmodo.com/how-to-hackintosh-a-dell-mini-9-into-the-ultimate-os-x-5156903) [macOS Screenshot Library – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/projects/aqua-screenshot-library/) [Rogue Amoeba’s Historic Screenshot Archive] (https://rogueamoeba.com/support/knowledgebase/?showArticle=Rogue-Amoeba-Screenshot-Archive) [BlueSCSI] (https://bluescsi.com/) [The Macintosh Garden] (https://macintoshgarden.org/) [Introduction to Emulation - Macintosh Garden] (https://macintoshgarden.org/guides) [Infinite Mac] (https://infinitemac.org/) [The Lisa - MacStories] (https://www.macstories.net/mac/the-lisa/) [Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa by David Greelish] (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dgreelish/before-macintosh-the-apple-lisa/description) [Lisa: Steve Jobs’ sabotage and Apple’s secret burial - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/23724804/lisa-computer-apple-steve-jobs-burial-utah-sun-remarketing-documentary) [The Harry Potter Collector’s iPod – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2016/01/the-harry-potter-collectors-ipod/) [On the 20th Anniversary Mac – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2012/12/tam/) [The 20th Anniversary Mac – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2016/02/the-20th-anniversary-mac/) [Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro | TechCrunch] (https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/04/apple-pushes-the-reset-button-on-the-mac-pro/) ... Read more

31 Mar 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:54

31 Mar 2024


#737

737: Scoring a Movie, with David Metzger

David Metzger is a composer, arranger, and orchestrator with a celebrated career that has earned him Academy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. He joins the guys to talk about how the music for some of the most beloved films and shows of our time is made. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance. --- [Zocdoc] (http://zocdoc.com/MPU) : Find the right doctor, right now with Zocdoc. Sign up for free. --- [Indeed] (http://indeed.com/mpu) : Join more than 3.5 million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great talent fast. Guest Starring: <a href='http://www.relay.fm/people/davidmetzger'>David Metzger</a> Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Dave Metzger Music] (http://www.davemetzgermusic.com/) [Dave Metzger - IMDb] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1214866/) [Wish (2023) - IMDb] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11304740/?ref_=nm_flmg_t_1_msdp) [Disney THE LION KING | On Broadway Since 1997] (https://lionking.com/) [Tarzan (1999) - IMDb] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120855/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) [Once Upon a Studio (Short 2023) - IMDb] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28035641/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_8_nm_0_q_Once%2520upon%2520a%2520studio) [Cubase: Music Production Software] (https://www.steinberg.net/cubase/) [Atari ST - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_ST) [Macintosh SE - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_SE) [A History of Roland Samplers] (https://articles.roland.com/a-history-of-roland-samplers/) [Mac Studio - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Studio) [Metagrid for iOS] (https://www.metasystem.io/metagrid/) [Music Notation Software – Sibelius] (https://before-www.avid.com/sibelius) [Vestaboard] (https://www.vestaboard.com/) [Stream Deck XL | Elgato] (https://www.elgato.com/us/en/p/stream-deck-xl) [Loupedeck Live] (https://loupedeck.com/us/products/loupedeck-live/) [Monogram Creative Console] (https://monogramcc.com/) ... Read more

24 Mar 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:22

24 Mar 2024


#736

736: Maintaining & Caring For Your Apple Hardware

Stephen and David offer advice on how to best care for Macs, iPhones, iPads, and more, from cleaning to battery management and beyond. Then, the guys reflect on recent news, including the new MacBook Air and the death of the company's car project. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Ecamm] (https://ecamm.com/macpowerusers/) : Powerful live streaming platform for Mac. Try it for free today. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Check the Weather for Your Workout with Pedometer++ 5.4] (https://pedometer.app/blog/check-the-weather-for-your-workout) [Keyboard Maestro Field Guide] (https://learn.macsparky.com/p/km) Use code MPUKM for 20% off for the next week. [Keyboard Maestro 11] (https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/) Use code KMFG for 10% off the Keyboard Maestro app. [Callsheet on visionOS — Liss is More] (https://www.caseyliss.com/2024/3/12/callsheet-on-visionos) [How to clean your Apple products - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204172) [Amazon.com: iKlear Spray Bottle] (https://www.amazon.com/iKlear-8-oz-Spray-Bottle/dp/B0018CPCT8/) [How to clean Apple Vision Pro and accessories - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213964) [ZEISS Optical Inserts Support] (https://www.zeiss.com/meditec-documents/instructions-for-use/zeiss-optical-inserts.html) [How to clean the nano-texture glass on your Apple display - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/104948) [Daring Fireball: Poll Results on Apple’s FineWoven iPhone Cases] (https://daringfireball.net/2024/02/poll_results_on_apples_finewoven_iphone_cases) [Cleaning AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and EarPods - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/102672) [Belkin AirPods Cleaning Kit] (https://www.belkin.com/airpods-cleaning-kit/AUZ005btBK.html) [Apple invents an AirPods Cleaning Pen and Cleaning Kit - Patently Apple] (https://www.patentlyapple.com/2024/03/apple-invents-an-airpods-cleaning-pen-and-cleaning-kit.html) [KeyboardCleanTool] (https://folivora.ai/keyboardcleantool) [Batteries - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/batteries/) [Use High Power Mode on your 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212852) [Batteries - Service and Recycling - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/batteries/service-and-recycling/) [About LCD display pixel anomalies for Apple products released in 2010 and later - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/102187) [Apple's dead pixel policy for iPhone, iPad | iMore] (https://www.imore.com/apples-dead-pixel-policy-black-white) [About liquid damage to Mac computers and accessories not covered by warranty - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/102249) [If you see a liquid-detection alert on your iPhone - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/102643) [M3 MacBook Air Review: More of a good thing – Six Colors] (https://sixcolors.com/post/2024/03/m3-macbook-air-review-more-of-a-good-thing/) [Base Model M3 MacBook Air Has Faster SSD Speeds After Controversy With Previous Model - MacRumors] (https://www.macrumors.com/2024/03/09/base-model-m3-macbook-air-faster-ssd/) [Apple’s Car Project Was Far More Bonkers than We Ever Knew – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/03/apples-car-project-was-far-more-bonkers-than-we-ever-knew/) [A More Charitable Take on Apple’s Self-Driving Car Ambitions – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/03/a-more-charitable-take-on-apples-car-ambitions/) [The End of Project Titan - MacSparky] (https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2024/03/the-end-of-project-titan/) [Connected #490: Ivy League Ferret - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/connected/490) ... Read more

17 Mar 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:21

17 Mar 2024


#735

735: Catching up with Ryan JA Murphy

Ryan Murphy returns to the Mac Power Users to discuss systems design principles when choosing software and workflows, intelligent use of AI tools, Obsidian, and using technology as a parent. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance. --- [Indeed] (http://indeed.com/mpu) : Join more than 3.5 million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great talent fast. Guest Starring: <a href='http://www.relay.fm/people/ryanmurphy'>Ryan JA Murphy</a> Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Ryan's Website] (https://fulcra.design/) [Mac Power Users #636: Workflows with Ryan JA Murphy] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/636) [Mac Power Users #731: “Tears Rolled Down My Light Seal” - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/731) [Outliner Software: CRIMP defined] (https://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/17/0/crimp-defined) ["Research Perspectives: The Anatomy of a Design Principle" by Shirley Gregor, Leona Chandra Kruse et al.] (https://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol21/iss6/2/) [Can Design Be Non-paternalistic? Conceptualizing Paternalism in the Design Profession - ScienceDirect] (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405872621001088) [ChatGPT] (https://chat.openai.com/) [MindMac — Elegant and Fullfil ChatGPT Client for macOS] (https://mindmac.app/) [730: “Treat it as an Intern,” with Jeff Richardson - Episodes - MPU Talk] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com/t/730-treat-it-as-an-intern-with-jeff-richardson/36220) [Rubber duck debugging - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging) [Obsidian - Sharpen your thinking] (https://obsidian.md/) [Drafts | Where Text Starts] (https://getdrafts.com/) [Whisper Memos] (https://whispermemos.com/) [Music to Focus Better - Brain.fm] (https://www.brain.fm/) [Endel - Personalized soundscapes to help you focus, relax, and sleep. Backed by neuroscience.] (https://endel.io/) [Rules Shortcuts based on Event] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rules-shortcuts-based-on-event/id6461118886?mt=12) [Obsidian, Roam, and the rise of Integrated Thinking Environments] (https://fulcra.design/Posts/Obsidian-Roam-and-the-rise-of-Integrated-Thinking-Environments/) [The Complete Guide to Time Blocking] (https://todoist.com/productivity-methods/time-blocking) [Stop Distractions on Your Mac — Focus App] (https://heyfocus.com/) [MacStories Starter Pack: Introducing Obsidian Shortcut Launcher, A Free Plugin to Trigger Shortcuts from Obsidian - MacStories] (https://www.macstories.net/stories/obsidian-shortcut-launcher/) [Keyboard Maestro 11.0.2: Work Faster with Macros for macOS] (https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/) [Yoto - The Screen-Free Audio Player for Children] (https://ca.yotoplay.com/) ... Read more

10 Mar 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:08

10 Mar 2024


#734

734: I Got to Be the Hero

On this feedback episode, Stephen and David check in with the Vision Pro, discuss plumbing super powers, the mysteries of AppleCare, and more. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Parallels Desktop] (https://parallels.com/mpu) : Run Windows on Mac with a virtual machine. Get 15% off with code POWER15. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Mac Power Users #728: All About AppleCare - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/728) [Apple now lets you extend a Mac’s AppleCare Plus coverage beyond three years - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/21/22396111/apple-applecare-plus-mac-macbook-imac-extend-coverage) [Obsidian Importer now converts Apple Notes to portable, durable files - Obsidian] (https://obsidian.md/blog/apple-notes-export/) [Import from Apple Notes - Obsidian Help] (https://help.obsidian.md/import/apple-notes) [Amazon.com: Logitech MX Master 3S] (https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-MX-Master-3S-Graphite/dp/B09HM94VDS?th=1) [Gridfinity: Unofficial Wiki] (https://gridfinity.xyz/) [Mid-Century Welby Mantle Clock 3D Print Model] (https://www.printables.com/model/667815-mid-century-welby-mantle-clock) [Blackbox for visionOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blackbox-for-vision/id6458588937) [Juno for YouTube] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/juno-for-youtube/id6476961640) [Aiko Al Speech-to-Text] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aiko/id1672085276) [Super-Resolution iPhone Panoramas for Vision Pro - David Smith, Independent iOS Developer] (https://www.david-smith.org/blog/2024/02/26/super-resolution-panoramas/) [Vision Pro owners are reporting a mysterious crack in the front glass - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/23/24080886/apple-vision-pro-cracks-damage-glass) [Amazon.com: KIWI Design Lens Protector Cover] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WDRM83B?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details) [Vitesse Brief 2023 | USA Made | WaterField Designs] (https://www.sfbags.com/products/vitesse-brief) [Everyday Carry: 9-to-5 Edition — Basic Apple Guy] (https://basicappleguy.com/basicappleblog/every-day-carry-9-5) [The Marqui Cross Body Pouch and Hip Sling Bags from Waterfield - MacSparky] (https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2024/02/the-waterfield-marqui-and-hip-sling-bags/) [Simple Scan – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/02/simple-scan/) ... Read more

03 Mar 2024

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:08

03 Mar 2024


#733

733: Our Favorite iPhone Apps

David and Stephen battle it out in naming their favorite iOS apps. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [Zocdoc] (http://zocdoc.com/MPU) : Find the right doctor, right now with Zocdoc. Sign up for free. --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance. --- [Indeed] (http://indeed.com/mpu) : Join more than 3.5 million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great talent fast. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Drafts] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/drafts/id1236254471) [Mac Power Users #639: Software Club: Greg Pierce and Drafts - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/639) [Callsheet] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/callsheet-find-cast-crew/id1672356376) [FoodNoms] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/foodnoms-nutrition-tracker/id1479461686) [Facades] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/facades/id6443868157) [Mactracker] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mactracker/id430255202?mt=12) [Parcel] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/parcel-delivery-tracking/id375589283) [ia Writer] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ia-writer/id775737172) [iA Presenter] (https://ia.net/presenter) [Timery] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/timery-for-toggl/id1425368544?platform=iphone) [ChatGPT] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chatgpt/id6448311069) [Episode 490 of Connected] (https://www.relay.fm/connected/490) [Microsoft Copilot] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-copilot/id6472538445) [Carrot Weather] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/carrot-weather-alerts-radar/id961390574?platform=iphone) [Apple Weather] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/weather/id1069513131) [GarageBand for iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/garageband/id408709785) [TE Tuner] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tonalenergy-tuner-metronome/id497716362) [Drumgenius] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/drumgenius/id492279351) [Noir for Safari] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/noir-dark-mode-for-safari/id1581140954) [Fontcase] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fontcase-manage-your-type/id1205074470) [Annotable] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/annotable-annotation-markup/id1099850421) [Elsewhen] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/elsewhen/id1588708173?platform=iphone) [Dark Noise] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dark-noise-ambient-sounds/id1465439395?platform=iphone) [Flighty] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flighty-live-flight-tracker/id1358823008?platform=iphone) [Fi GPS Dog Tracker] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fi-gps-dog-tracker/id1438036784) Get a free month with Sparky's code: 36Q66M [Overcast] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857) [PodHighlighter] (https://www.podhighlighter.io/) [Testing PodHighlighter - MacSparky on YouTube] (https://youtu.be/eLvs-tSQKHY) [PictureThis] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/picturethis-plant-identifier/id1252497129) [Shortform] (http://shortform.com/macsparky) [Apple Arcade] (https://www.apple.com/apple-arcade/?itscg=10000&itsct=arc-0-apl_hp-lrn_tle-apl-ref-210820) [Apple One] (https://www.apple.com/apple-one/) [Mimestream for iOS and iPadOS - Roadmap] (https://portal.productboard.com/mimestream/1-mimestream-roadmap/c/131-mimestream-for-ios-and-ipados) [Pocket Tanks] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pocket-tanks/id311544087) [Ollie's Arcade] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ollies-arcade/id6446127619) ... Read more

25 Feb 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:15

25 Feb 2024


#732

732: Catching up with Mike Vardy

Mike Vardy drops by the show to talk about the journey behind his upcoming book, his love of the Freewrite family of products, and how he runs his growing online business. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Ecamm] (https://ecamm.com/macpowerusers/) : Powerful live streaming platform for Mac. Try it for free today. Guest Starring: <a href='http://www.relay.fm/people/mikevardy'>Mike Vardy</a> Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Mac Power Users - YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/@relaympu) [Productivityist] (https://productivityist.com/) [Mike Vardy (@mikevardy) / X] (https://twitter.com/mikevardy) [ConvertKit: The creator marketing platform] (https://convertkit.com/) [Podcast Movement] (https://podcastmovement.com/) [Ernest Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition] (https://getfreewrite.com/products/hemingwrite) [Postbox - Freewrite Store] (https://getfreewrite.com/pages/postbox) [The AlphaSmart Word Processor - 512 Pixels on YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_DeRSf8tWw) [Fyre Festival - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyre_Festival) [WP-2 - Tandy Tech] (http://tandy.wiki/WP-2) [Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin explains why he writes on a DOS machine - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/2014/5/14/5716232/george-r-r-martin-uses-dos-wordstar-to-write) [ClickUp] (https://clickup.com/) [Todoist] (https://todoist.com/) [Front - Customer Operations Platform] (https://front.com/) [Spark Mail] (https://sparkmailapp.com/) [BusyCal for macOS] (https://www.busymac.com/busycal/) [timing.is – mindful productivity] (https://timing.is/) [Flexibits | Fantastical] (https://flexibits.com/fantastical) [SavvyCal] (https://savvycal.com/) [Setapp | Powerful apps for Mac & iOS] (https://setapp.com/) [LumaFusion for iOS] (https://luma-touch.com/luma-fusion-for-ios/) [The Productivity Diet by Mike Vardy by Mike Vardy — Kickstarter] (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikevardy/the-productivity-diet-by-mike-vardy) [The Productivity Diet: Balancing Quality and Quantity for Lasting Productivity - Productivityist] (https://productivityist.com/the-productivity-diet/) [Drafts | Where Text Starts] (https://getdrafts.com/) [Amazon.com: The Front Nine] (https://amzn.to/48fmH9B) [Amazon.com: The Productivityist Playbook] (https://amzn.to/48fmH9B) [Apple News+] (https://www.apple.com/apple-news/) [You Need a Budget] (https://www.ynab.com/) [Ecamm Live] (https://www.ecamm.com/) ... Read more

18 Feb 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:04

18 Feb 2024


#731

731: “Tears Rolled Down My Light Seal”

Subtitle: Our Apple Vision Pro Impressions Apple Vision Pro is here. David and Stephen share their initial thoughts on Apple's first new platform in ten years, talk about how it performs in entertainment and productivity and then answer some listener questions about the device. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance. --- [Indeed] (http://indeed.com/mpu) : Join more than 3.5 million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great talent fast. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Southern California Braces for Potential Mudslides as Rain Continues - The New York Times] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/06/us/california-storm-los-angeles.html) [Apple Vision Pro] (https://www.apple.com/apple-vision-pro/) [Apple Vision Pro Review: It’s a Carousel – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/02/apple-vision-pro-review/) [Daring Fireball: Simple Tricks and Nonsense] (https://daringfireball.net/2024/02/simple_tricks_and_nonsense) [The big demo - by Michael Steeber - Tabletops] (https://michaelsteeber.substack.com/p/the-big-demo) [Apple Vision Pro: A Teleportation Device – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/02/apple-vision-pro-a-teleportation-device/) [Book a Vision Pro Demo - Apple Retail] (https://www.apple.com/retail/instore-shopping-session/session-selection/?topic=visionpro) [Let another person use your Apple Vision Pro with Guest User - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/117742) [Apple Vision Pro Accessories - All Accessories - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/shop/accessories/all/apple-vision-pro) [Apple Vision Pro | WaterField Designs] (https://www.sfbags.com/pages/design-case-for-apple-vision-pro) [Set up your Persona (beta) on Apple Vision Pro - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT214002) [Capture, view, and share spatial photos and videos on Apple Vision Pro - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/guide/apple-vision-pro/capture-dev7068c3c93/visionos) [The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain - Amazon] (https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Outside-Brain-Annie-Murphy/dp/0544947665) [MagicBridge Apple Keyboard and Mouse Control Surface] (https://www.twelvesouth.com/products/magicbridge) [The thing no one will say about Apple Vision Pro - Casey Neistat] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvkgmyfMPks) [Next - MindNode] (https://www.mindnode.com/next) [Introducing Fantastical for Apple Vision Pro | Flexibits] (https://flexibits.com/blog/2024/02/introducing-fantastical-for-apple-vision-pro/) [Things for Apple Vision Pro - Things Blog - Cultured Code] (https://culturedcode.com/things/blog/2024/02/things-for-apple-vision-pro/) [About Optic ID advanced technology - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT214051) [Vision Pro Teardown - iFixit News] (https://www.ifixit.com/News/90137/vision-pro-teardown-why-those-fake-eyes-look-so-weird) ... Read more

11 Feb 2024

2 HR 06 MINS

2:06:11

11 Feb 2024


#730

730: “Treat it as an Intern,” with Jeff Richardson

Jeff Richardson returns to the show to talk about how AI has changed how he works with documents and how technologies like spatial computing and Standby can impact day-to-day workflows. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Ecamm] (https://ecamm.com/macpowerusers/) : Powerful live streaming platform for Mac. Try it for free today. --- [We Got Your Mac] (https://link.chtbl.com/WGYM_Relay?sid=MPU) : Your guide to Mac adoption at scale. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts. Guest Starring: <a href='http://www.relay.fm/people/jeffrichardson'>Jeff Richardson</a> Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/) [The JLPGA PowerBook 170 - 512 Pixels on YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKTEGQUNKf8) [The Future of the 27-inch iMac – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2022/03/the-future-of-the-27-inch-imac/) [The Great iMac Realignment – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2023/11/the-great-imac-realignment/) [Review: iPad Pro 12.9” - iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2021/05/review-ipad-pro-fifth-generation.html) [Review: iPhone 15 Pro Max - iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2023/09/review-iphone-15-pro-max.html) [Review: Apple Watch Series 7 - iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2021/11/review-apple-watch-7.html) [iPad Keyboards - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/ipad-keyboards/) [The New Book of Knowledge - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Book_of_Knowledge) [Westlaw – Legal Research Platforms] (https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/westlaw) [PDF Expert - AI Chat ] (https://pdfexpert.com/blog/introducing-ai-chat) [Goodnotes 6] (https://www.goodnotes.com/blog/introducing-goodnotes-6) [Using AI to get information from documents in PDF Expert and GoodNotes - iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2024/01/ai-pdf-expert-goodnotes.html) [reMarkable] (https://remarkable.com/) [StandBy mode: tips on using it, and what stands work best with it - iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2023/10/standby.html) [Only widgets on the iPad - iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2021/10/widgets-ipad.html) [Jeff Richardson's Home Screen - MacSparky] (https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2022/05/jeff-richardsons-home-screen/) [Widgetsmith on the App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/widgetsmith/id1523682319) [Things - To-Do List for Mac & iOS] (https://culturedcode.com/things/) [CARROT Weather for iOS and Android] (https://www.meetcarrot.com/weather/) [Flexibits | Fantastical] (https://flexibits.com/fantastical) [Anker 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HQ3E2LL/A/anker-3-in-1-cube-with-magsafe) [Apple Vision Pro Review Roundup - MacRumors] (https://www.macrumors.com/review/apple-vision-pro/) [The initial reviews are in, and the Apple Vision Pro is the start of something amazing - iPhone J.D.] (https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2024/01/first-review-vision-pro.html) [LogMeIn Remote Access] (https://www.logmein.com/) [A Vision — Liss is More] (https://www.caseyliss.com/2024/1/25/a-vision) [Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/24054862/apple-vision-pro-review-vr-ar-headset-features-price) [Mac Power Users #728: All About AppleCare - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/728) [Vision Pro replacement/repair costs up to $2,399 without AppleCare - 9to5Mac] (https://9to5mac.com/2024/01/19/vision-pro-replacement-repair-cost/) [Parcel - Delivery Tracking for iPhone, iPad and Mac] (https://parcelapp.net/) [Ivory for iOS] (https://tapbots.com/ivory/) [The NY Times Crossword Apps] (https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/apps) [Announcing Callsheet — Liss is More] (https://www.caseyliss.com/2023/8/7/callsheet) [Callsheet: Find Cast & Crew on the App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/callsheet-find-cast-crew/id1672356376) [The Movie Database (TMDB)] (https://www.themoviedb.org/) [In the News Podcast] (https://www.inthenewspodcast.com/) ... Read more

04 Feb 2024

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:19

04 Feb 2024


#729

729: Don't Hear What We Aren't Saying

On this feedback episode: more about AppleCare and the Vision Pro, then some listener feedback and more proof Stephen and David spend too much time together. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [Zocdoc] (http://zocdoc.com/MPU) : Find the right doctor, right now with Zocdoc. Sign up for free. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Ecamm] (https://ecamm.live/) : Powerful live streaming platform for Mac. Try it for free today. --- [We Got Your Mac] (https://link.chtbl.com/WGYM_Relay?sid=MPU) : Your guide to Mac adoption at scale. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Some Personal News – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/01/some-personal-news/) [AppleCare Guide: Is it Worth Paying For? - MacRumors] (https://www.macrumors.com/guide/applecare/) [Self Service Repair - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/self-service-repair) [Apple - Support - Repair Manuals] (https://support.apple.com/en_US/manuals/Repair) [Self Service Repair Store] (https://selfservicerepair.com/en-US/home) [Apple Launches Self Service Repair Store – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2022/04/apple-launches-self-service-repair-store/) [Using Apple’s Tools to Fix My iPhone - YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhdcbyIoFDU) [Apple expands Self Service Repair and introduces new Diagnostics process - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/12/apple-expands-self-service-repair-and-introduces-new-diagnostics-process/) [Apple Vision Pro Repair & Service - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/apple-vision-pro/repair) [Introducing OmniFocus 4] (https://www.omnigroup.com/blog/introducing-omnifocus-4) [Omni Automation] (https://omni-automation.com/) [Backblaze] (https://www.backblaze.com/) [How to Set up Time Machine Server in macOS Ventura or Later – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2023/09/how-to-set-up-time-machine-server-ventura-or-later/) [Macintosh Garden - Celebrating Macintosh Abandonware!] (http://macintoshgarden.org/) [BlueSCSI] (https://bluescsi.com/) [Blue and White Power Mac G3 | Low End Mac] (https://lowendmac.com/1999/blue-and-white-power-mac-g3/) [Apple Vision Pro - Technical Specifications - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/apple-vision-pro/specs/) [Apple Vision Pro - Guided Tour - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/apple-vision-pro/guided-tour/) [These Third-Party Apps Are Optimized For Apple Vision Pro So Far - MacRumors] (https://www.macrumors.com/2024/01/21/apple-vision-pro-third-party-apps/) [Netflix confirms it won’t have a dedicated app for the Apple Vision Pro | TechCrunch] (https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/18/netflix-confirms-it-wont-have-a-dedicated-app-for-the-apple-vision-pro/) [U.S. Developers Can Now Offer Payments Options Outside of App Store – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2024/01/us-app-store-third-party-payments/) [Facecam Pro | Elgato] (https://www.elgato.com/us/en/p/facecam-pro) [Logitech BRIO Webcam] (https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/webcams/brio-4k-hdr-webcam.960-001105.html) [Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera (Black) | DCZV1/B] (https://electronics.sony.com/imaging/compact-cameras/all-vlog-compact-cameras/p/dczv1-b) [Spark Mail] (https://sparkmailapp.com/) [Introducing Shared Journals for Day One] (https://dayoneapp.com/blog/introducing-shared-journals/) ... Read more

28 Jan 2024

1 HR 43 MINS

1:43:27

28 Jan 2024


#728

728: All About AppleCare

Apple has several variations of its warranty offerings. This week, Stephen and David detail the differences between various AppleCare products and discuss their value to customers. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [The Productivity Field Guide - MacSparky] (https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2024/01/announcing-the-productivity-field-guide/) Limited Time 10% Launch Discount Code: PFGMPU [AppleCare Products] (https://www.apple.com/support/products/) [Apple Complimentary Support] (https://support.apple.com/complimentary) [Apple Hardware Warranties] (https://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/) [Certified Refurbished Products - Apple Store] (https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished) [Why Refurbished - Apple Store] (https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/about) [Apple Service Programs] (https://support.apple.com/service-programs) [Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks) [Support for Vintage & Obsolete Products - Apple] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624) [Buy an AppleCare Plan - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/104941) [iPhone Theft & Loss Coverage] (https://support.apple.com/iphone/theft-loss-claims) [How AppleCare has changed with AppleCare+ – The Eclectic Light Company] (https://eclecticlight.co/2023/12/08/how-applecare-has-changed-with-applecare/) [Check your Device's Coverage - Apple Support] (https://checkcoverage.apple.com/) [Apple Support App for iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-support/id1130498044) [Get Support - Apple] (https://getsupport.apple.com/) [Genius Bar Reservation and Apple Support Options] (https://www.apple.com/retail/geniusbar/) [Browse Repair & Service Locations - Apple Support] (https://getsupport.apple.com/repair-locations?locale=en_US) [iPhone Express Replacement Service - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/express-replacement) Express Replacement is also available for iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods issues. [AppleCare Professional Support Solutions] (https://www.apple.com/support/professional/) [AppleCare Professional - Help Desk Support] (https://www.apple.com/support/professional/help-desks/) [AppleCare Professional - IT Support for OS Integration & Migration] (https://www.apple.com/support/professional/it-departments/) [AppleCare Professional - Enterprise Support] (https://www.apple.com/support/professional/enterprise/) ... Read more

21 Jan 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:49

21 Jan 2024


#727

727: The Productivity Field Guide

After years of thought and work, David has launched The Productivity Field Guide. In this episode, he speaks with Stephen about some of the elements of the guide, what went into it and what comes next. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Indeed] (http://indeed.com/mpu) : Join more than 3.5 million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great talent fast. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Announcing The Productivity Field Guide - MacSparky] (https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2024/01/announcing-the-productivity-field-guide/) Limited Time 10% Launch Discount Code: PFGMPU [Productivity Field Guide (Standard Edition) | MacSparky Field Guides] (https://learn.macsparky.com/p/productivity-standard-24) [Productivity Field Guide (Plus Edition) | MacSparky Field Guides] (https://learn.macsparky.com/p/productivity-plus-24) [Focused - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/focused) [Vestaboard] (https://www.vestaboard.com/) [iFootage Silders] (https://www.ifootagegear.com/collections/sliders) [Amazon.com: The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington] (https://www.amazon.com/12-Week-Year-Others-Months/dp/1118509234/) ... Read more

14 Jan 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:50

14 Jan 2024


#726

726: Journaling Update: Apple’s New App, Day One Updates & More

Stephen and David explore Apple's new Journal app and discuss the technology that powers it, which is being leveraged by other journaling apps, including Day One. The guys also retell the history of Sherlocking. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [MacSparky Field Guides] (https://learn.macsparky.com/) Use code PFGMPU for 10% off on the Productivity Field Guide. A lot more on this journey next week. [Mac Power Users #478: Journaling with Day One - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/478) [The Internet Classics Archive | The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius] (https://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditations.html) [The Holdovers (2023) — The Movie Database (TMDB)] (https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/840430-the-holdovers?language=en-US) [Apple launches Journal app, a new app for reflecting on everyday moments - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/12/apple-launches-journal-app-a-new-app-for-reflecting-on-everyday-moments/) [Apple’s new journaling app turns your iPhone into a digital diary - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/5/23738869/apple-journal-app-ios-iphone-wwdc-2023) [Journaling Suggestions | Apple Developer Documentation] (https://developer.apple.com/documentation/journalingsuggestions) [Discover the Journaling Suggestions API | Apple Tech Talks Video] (https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/tech-talks/111384) [PSA: Apple’s new Journal app won’t be available on iPad and Mac at launch - 9to5Mac] (https://9to5mac.com/2023/10/26/psa-apples-new-journal-app-wont-be-available-on-ipad-and-mac-at-launch/) [iOS 17.2’s Journal app offers introspection, surface-deep – Six Colors] (https://sixcolors.com/post/2023/12/ios-17-2s-journal-app-offers-introspection-surface-deep/) [Apple's Journal App: Journaling for All? - MacStories] (https://www.macstories.net/reviews/apples-journal-app-journaling-for-all/) [Exploring Apple's Journal App - MacSparky Labs on YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV0Wuihv9A4) [The Meaning of the Term “Sherlocking” – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2013/12/the-brushed-metal-diaries-sherlock/) [Apple Names 2002 Design Award Winners - TidBITS] (https://tidbits.com/2002/05/13/apple-names-2002-design-award-winners/) [Watson Product FAQ] (http://www.karelia.com/watson/watsonFAQ.html) [Introducing Journaling Suggestions for Day One] (https://dayoneapp.com/blog/introducing-journaling-suggestions/) [Day One at Automattic | Matt Mullenweg] (https://ma.tt/2021/06/day-one-at-automattic/) [Everlog Journal] (https://everlog.app/) [Journaling Suggestions Come to Everlog | Devon Dundee] (https://devondundee.com/blog/journaling-suggestions-come-to-everlog) [MacJournal 7] (https://danschimpf.com/) [Moleskine Journey] (https://moleskinejourney.com/welcome/index.html) [Agenda - Notes meets Calendar] (https://agenda.com/) [Daily Notes - Obsidian] (https://help.obsidian.md/Plugins/Daily+notes) [Craft - Daily Notes] (https://www.craft.do/lp/daily-notes) [The Bullet Journal Method] (https://bulletjournal.com/) ... Read more

07 Jan 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:59

07 Jan 2024


#725

725: Tech that Worked in 2023

To wind down 2023, David and Stephen reflect on the tech that has served them well over the last 12 months. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [TextExpander] (https://textexpander.com/podcast/mpu?utm_source=Mpu+&utm_medium=Podcasts&utm_campaign=TextExpander+December+2023) : Get 20% off with this link and type more with less effort! Expand short abbreviations into longer bits of text, even fill-ins, with TextExpander. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [MacBook Pro - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/) [Studio Display - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/studio-display/) [Mac Studio - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/mac-studio/) [Stream Deck XL | Elgato] (https://www.elgato.com/us/en/p/stream-deck-xl) [Prompter | Elgato] (https://www.elgato.com/us/en/p/prompter) [AirPods - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/airpods/) [Mac Power Users #717: The Apple Notes Deep Dive - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/717) [Obsidian Field Guide | MacSparky] (https://learn.macsparky.com/p/obsidianfg) [Timery for Toggl] (https://timeryapp.com/) [Toggl Track: Time Tracking Software for Any Workflow] (https://toggl.com/track/) [OmniFocus 4 - The Omni Group] (https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus/) [OmniFocus Plug-In Collection] (https://omni-automation.com/omnifocus/actions.html) [Apple launches Freeform: a powerful new app designed for creative collaboration - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2022/12/apple-launches-freeform-a-powerful-new-app-designed-for-creative-collaboration/) [OpenAI] (https://openai.com/) [Generative AI Fill in Photoshop Feels Like Magic – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2023/10/hot-dog-magic/) [Tabletops | Michael Steeber] (https://michaelsteeber.substack.com/) [Apple Wants to Partner With Major Publishers to Train AI - MacRumors] (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/12/22/apple-ai-major-publisher-deals/) [The Subtle Notebook graphic journal by Cortex] (https://cottonbureau.com/p/N5EF8E/journal/the-subtle-notebook#/8752895/navy-paper-5x8) [TRAVELER'S notebook – TRAVELER'S COMPANY USA] (https://shop.travelerscompanyusa.com/pages/travelers-notebook) [Ugmonk] (https://ugmonk.com/) [Focused #121: Analog Focus, with Jeff Sheldon - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/focused/121) ... Read more

31 Dec 2023

56 MINS

56:38

31 Dec 2023


#724

724: Catching up with Mikah Sargent

Mikah Sargent returns to the show to update the guys on his Apple hardware, talk about how he prepares for his various audio and video podcasts and help explain what's going on with the Matter smart home standard. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Things] (http://thingsapp.com) : Now updated for Apple’s new operating systems. Try it today. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. Guest Starring: <a href='http://www.relay.fm/people/msargent'>Mikah Sargent</a> Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [All About Apple Notes - 512 Pixels on YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObRL9y_0LpM) [Mikah on Mastodon] (https://mastodon.social/@mikahsargent) [Mikah on Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@mikahsargent) [chihuahua.coffee] (https://bento.me/mikahsargent) [Apple Thunderbolt Display - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Thunderbolt_Display) [Work in multiple spaces on Mac - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/work-in-multiple-spaces-mh14112/mac) [Mikah Sargent - TWiT] (https://twit.tv/people/mikah-sargent) [Mikah Sargent - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/people/msargent) [Mikah Sargent - The Incomparable] (https://www.theincomparable.com/person/mikah-sargent/) [Camo - Great video made easy] (https://reincubate.com/camo/) [Continuity Camera: Use iPhone as a webcam for Mac - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/102546) [Mary Jo Foley - Wikipedia] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jo_Foley) [Due] (https://www.dueapp.com/) [Fantastical ] (https://flexibits.com/fantastical) [Flexibits | Fantastical for Mac | Invitations] (https://flexibits.com/fantastical/help/invitations) [Flexibits | Fantastical for Mac | Openings] (https://flexibits.com/fantastical/help/openings) [TextEdit User Guide for Mac - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/guide/textedit/welcome/mac) [iA Writer] (https://ia.net/writer) [Paprika Recipe Manager] (https://www.paprikaapp.com/) [HomeKit Accessories - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/home-app/accessories/) [2023 in the smart home: Matter’s broken promises - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/23997548/matter-smart-home-2023-platforms) [Annotable: Annotation & Markup on the App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/annotable-annotation-markup/id1099850421) [MakePass: Barcode to Wallet on the App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/makepass-barcode-to-wallet/id1450989464) [LANDrop - Drop any files to any devices on your LAN] (https://landrop.app/) ... Read more

24 Dec 2023

1 HR 39 MINS

1:39:17

24 Dec 2023


#723

723: State of the Platforms (December 2023)

2023 proved to be very busy for Apple, with updated hardware and software shipping. This week, David and Stephen take a survey of the company's year. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [TextExpander] (https://textexpander.com/podcast/mpu?utm_source=Mpu+&utm_medium=Podcasts&utm_campaign=TextExpander+December+2023) : Get 20% off with this link and type more with less effort! Expand short abbreviations into longer bits of text, even fill-ins, with TextExpander. --- [Electric] (http://electric.ai/mpu) : Unbury yourself from IT tasks. Get a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones when you schedule a meeting. --- [NetSuite] (http://netsuite.com/MPU) : The leading integrated cloud business software suite. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Mac computers with Apple silicon - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211814) [MacBook Air with M1 chip - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/macbook-air-m1/) [M3 iMac Review: Keep playing the hits – Six Colors] (https://sixcolors.com/post/2023/11/m3-imac-review-keep-playing-the-hits/) [The Great iMac Realignment – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2023/11/the-great-imac-realignment/) [Use your iMac as a display with target display mode - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592) [I Have Some Questions About the New New Mac Pro – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2023/06/i-have-some-questions-about-the-new-new-mac-pro/) [Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/07/apple-to-acquire-the-majority-of-intels-smartphone-modem-business/) [Apple Unveils All-New MacBook - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2015/03/09Apple-Unveils-All-New-MacBook/) [macOS Sonoma brings new capabilities for elevating productivity and creativity - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/06/macos-sonoma-brings-new-capabilities-for-elevating-productivity-and-creativity/) ["Considering" - Mimestream Roadmap] (https://portal.productboard.com/mimestream/1-mimestream-roadmap/tabs/2-considering) [Review: The iPhone 15 Pro Max’s Greatness is Thicker than Titanium – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/2023/12/iphone-15-pro-max-review/) [iOS and iPadOS 17: The MacStories Review - MacStories] (https://www.macstories.net/stories/ios-and-ipados-17-the-macstories-review/) [Apple introduces new Apple Pencil, bringing more value and choice to the lineup - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/10/apple-introduces-new-apple-pencil-bringing-more-value-and-choice-to-the-lineup/) [Introducing watchOS 10, a milestone update for Apple Watch - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/06/introducing-watchos-10-a-milestone-update-for-apple-watch/) [Apple introduces the new HomePod with breakthrough sound and intelligence - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2023/01/apple-introduces-the-new-homepod-with-breakthrough-sound-and-intelligence/) [Panic Blog » The Future of Status Board] (https://blog.panic.com/the-future-of-status-board/) [Use StandBy to view information at a distance while iPhone is charging - Apple Support] (https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/use-standby-iph878d77632/ios) [iCloud+ - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/icloud/) [David's Yule Playlist - Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/yule/pl.u-1Db7gtREJPk) ... Read more

17 Dec 2023

1 HR 43 MINS

1:43:00

17 Dec 2023


#722

722: Bringing Devices Together

On this feedback episode, the guys revisit Apple Notes, talk about Name Drop and David shares the good news about a new battery pack. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [MasterClass] (https://masterclass.com/macpower) : Give one annual Membership and get one free. --- [Squarespace] (http://squarespace.com/mpu) : Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code MPU. --- [Tailscale] (https://tailscale.com/mpu) : Secure remote access to shared resources. Sign up today. Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Give the Gift of Relay FM] (https://www.giverelay.com/) Get 20% off any annual Relay FM membership! [Mac Power Users #1: All About E-Mail - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/1) [Evernote pushes users to upgrade with test of a free plan limited to only 50 notes | TechCrunch] (https://techcrunch.com/2023/11/27/evernote-pushes-users-to-upgrade-with-test-of-a-free-plan-limited-to-only-50-notes/) [Mac Power Users #548: Jumping Into Markdown - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/548) [Daring Fireball: Markdown] (https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) [Markdown Field Guide - MacSparky] (https://www.macsparky.com/markdown/) [ProNotes] (https://www.pronotes.app/) [PopClip for Mac] (https://www.popclip.app/) [Daily notes - Obsidian Help] (https://help.obsidian.md/Plugins/Daily+notes) [Day One Journal App] (https://dayoneapp.com/) [Introducing Goodnotes 6: the Goodnotes Blog] (https://www.goodnotes.com/blog/introducing-goodnotes-6) [Mac Power Users #719: The 2023 MPU Gift Guide - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/mpu/719) [Stainless Mug SM-SHE48/60 – Zojirushi Online Store] (https://shop.zojirushi.com/products/smshe) [Amazon.com: Think Tank Photo Red Whips V2.0] (https://amzn.to/3G2cPV8) [RovyVon Aurora A8 Keychain Flashlight] (https://www.rovyvon.com/products/aurora-a8-keychain-flashlight-with-sidelights-4th-generation) [Cool Tech You'll Actually Want! - Snazzy Labs on YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQpANfiaU-s) [Police Departments and News Sites Spreading Misinformation About How iOS 17 NameDrop Feature Works - MacRumors] (https://www.macrumors.com/2023/11/27/ios-17-namedrop-misinformation/) [Keyboard Maestro 11] (https://wiki.keyboardmaestro.com/manual/Whats_New) [Automators #141: Keyboard Maestro Goes to 11 - Relay FM] (https://www.relay.fm/automators/141) [Retrobatch 2] (https://shapeof.com/archives/2023/11/retrobatch_2.html) [Bartender 5] (https://www.macbartender.com/) [Exploring Bartender 5 - MacSparky on YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUTndfKIZ-k) [Play: Save Videos Watch Later on the App Store] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/play-save-videos-watch-later/id1596506190) [Play 2.0 Adds YouTube Channel Support, Folders, and a New Premium Subscription - MacStories] (https://www.macstories.net/reviews/play-2-0-adds-youtube-channel-support-folders-and-a-new-premium-subscription/) [Prompter | Elgato] (https://www.elgato.com/us/en/p/prompter) [Amazon.com: Anker Prime Power Bank with 100W Charging Base] (https://amzn.to/3GjAa4v) [My Gear & Studio – 512 Pixels] (https://512pixels.net/gear/) ... Read more

10 Dec 2023

1 HR 46 MINS

1:46:27

10 Dec 2023


#721

721: “Technological Empathy,” with Kourosh Dini

Dr. Kourosh Dini is an author, musician and psychiatrist who uses Apple gear to improve the lives of those he works with. This week, David and Stephen speak with him about his tools, including DEVONthink, OmniFocus and more. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: --- [1Password] (https://1Password.com/MPU) : Never forget a password again. --- [Zocdoc] (http://zocdoc.com/MPU) : Find the right doctor, right now with Zocdoc. Sign up for free. --- [Indeed] (http://indeed.com/mpu) : Join more than 3.5 million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great talent fast. --- [Factor] (https://factormeals.com/mpu50) : Healthy, fully-prepared food delivered to your door. Guest Starring: <a href='http://www.relay.fm/people/kouroshdini'>Kourosh Dini</a> Links and Show Notes: Sign up for [the MPU email newsletter] (https://macsparky.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2ee159bb3db96577507598b6&id=1468acdc59) and join [the MPU forums.] (https://talk.macpowerusers.com) <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/join'>More Power Users: Ad-free episodes with regular bonus segments</a> <a href='https://relay.fm/mpu/feedback'>Submit Feedback</a> [Give the Gift of Relay FM] (https://www.giverelay.com/) Get 20% off any annual Relay FM membership! [Kourosh Dini | Mind, Music, and Productivity] (https://www.kouroshdini.com/) [Ecamm Live] (https://www.ecamm.com/) [Cubase] (https://www.steinberg.net/cubase/) [CalDigit] (https://www.caldigit.com/) [MainStage] (https://www.apple.com/mainstage/) [DEVONtechnologies] (https://www.devontechnologies.com/) [Taking Smart Notes with DEVONthink] (https://kourosh.gumroad.com/l/Taking_Smart_Notes_With_DEVONthink) [DEVONlink - Integrate Obsidian with DEVONthink] (https://fulcra.design/Posts/DEVONlink-Integrate-Obsidian-with-DEVONthink/) [BusyCal] (https://www.busymac.com/busycal/) [OmniFocus - The Omni Group] (https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus) [OmniFocus & Omni Automation] (https://www.omni-automation.com/omnifocus/index.html) [Spark Mail] (https://sparkmailapp.com/) [Waves of Focus | Kourosh Dini] (https://www.kouroshdini.com/waves-of-focus/) [Circle] (https://circle.so/) [Scrivener] (https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview) [Keynote - Apple] (https://www.apple.com/keynote/) [Relax with the Weekly Wind Down] (https://www.kouroshdini.com/newsletter/) [Ensemble du Verre - Rooms] (https://music.apple.com/us/album/rooms/1609022237) [Xploding Plastix - This is Accurate] (https://music.apple.com/us/album/this-is-accurate/1683343927) [Dark side of the Moon Redux - Roger Waters] (https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-redux/1697479161) [Aeon's End] (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/191189/aeons-end) [Dale of Merchants] (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/176165/dale-merchants) [Grove: A 9 card solitaire game] (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/329873/grove-9-card-solitaire-game) [SET] (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1198/set) [Spyfall] (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/166384/spyfall) [Kourosh Dini (@kouroshdini) / X] (https://twitter.com/kouroshdini) [Kourosh Dini - YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/kouroshdini) [Kourosh Dini, MD (@kouroshdinimd) • Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/kouroshdinimd/) ... Read more

03 Dec 2023

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:59

03 Dec 2023