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#623: Collaboration and Project Planning

January 16th, 2022 · 95 minutes

Very few people work alone at the top of a mountain. For the rest of us, things like team collaboration and project planning are a very real part of our work. David and Stephen talk about these topics and discuss some of their apps and services that can make working with others easier and more productive.

#622: Exploring HomeKit with Shane Whatley

January 9th, 2022 · 108 minutes

Stephen and David are joined by HomeKit expert Shane Whatley to talk about the apps, products and automations that can be used together to make any home smarter. With HomeKit, anyone can scale from a single smart bulb to a house full of technology.

#621: Sparky Freedom

January 3rd, 2022 · 81 minutes

After 15 years of living a double life, David has closed down his law practice and is now working on MacSparky projects full-time.

#620: The State of Apple in 2021

December 26th, 2021 · 139 minutes

As the year draws to a close, David and Stephen survey the landscape and talk through the products, services and policies that have shaped Apple and its users over the last year.

#619: Home Studio Updates

December 19th, 2021 · 112 minutes

David had to move his home office, while Stephen built a cabin. This week, the guys compare notes on how their studios have evolved over the last couple of years.

#618: Making Movies at Pixar, with John Soliman

December 12th, 2021 · 105 minutes

Stephen and David chat with John Soliman, a 2nd Assistant Editor at Pixar about his workflows and how collaboration works at the studio.

#617: Back in Whack

December 5th, 2021 · 120 minutes

David and Stephen are joined by Apple's Jeremy Butcher to discuss the company's new Business Essentials program.

Then, the guys revisit iCloud storage management, clipboard apps and email providers. USB-C hubs and migrating to an Apple silicon Mac are also discussed.

#616: The Quality Will be Ensured, with Daniel Jalkut

November 28th, 2021 · 119 minutes

Stephen and David are joined by Daniel Jalkut. After his absence is blamed on an innocent co-host, Daniel chats with the guys about his indie development career, the new MacBook Pro and the many options developers face when picking a method for writing a macOS application.

#615: The Clipboard Manager Roundup

November 21st, 2021 · 89 minutes

There is a range of applications to supercharge your copy and paste game. This week, David and Stephen explore some of the best options for macOS and even the iPad and iPhone.

#614: The 2021 MPU Gift Guide

November 14th, 2021 · 94 minutes

Believe it or not, it is time for the annual MPU Holiday Gift Guide once again.