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#592: WWDC 2021 and the Future of Mac Automation

June 11th, 2021 · 130 minutes

WWDC 2021 has brought new versions of all of Apple's software platforms, with a large number of features coming to them all at once. This week, Stephen and David talk through the changes, and speak to Apple's Vivek Bhardwaj about the new Shortcuts for Mac and what it means for traditional (and future) Mac automation.

#591: HyperCard All the Way Down, with Adam Engst

June 6th, 2021 · 106 minutes

With over 30 years of history, TidBITs is the longest-running tech publication covering Apple in the world. This week, one of its founders, Adam Engst, drops by the show to talk about his writing workflow, unusual input devices and how WWDC has changed over the years.

#590: Our Video Workflows

May 30th, 2021 · 84 minutes

David and Stephen are both working on more video than ever, so they compare notes on their processes, gear and editing tools.

#589: Zoom Jiu Jitsu with Teddy Svoronos

May 23rd, 2021 · 82 minutes

David and Stephen are joined by Teddy Svoronos to discuss the tech that he has implemented for distance teaching and learning in his role at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

#588: macOS Services, with Sal Soghoian

May 16th, 2021 · 92 minutes

Stephen and David talk with Sal Soghoian on the history of Automator and Services on the Mac, both of which are cornerstones of automation on macOS today. The trio discusses how these tools came to be, and how Apple has evolved them over the years, in addition to what can be done with them.

#587: Catching Up with Casey Liss

May 9th, 2021 · 106 minutes

Casey Liss drops by to chat with Stephen and David about waiting on the next Apple silicon announcement, his iPhone development work, home automation and how not to deal with digital photos.

#586: iPhone Productivity

May 2nd, 2021 · 104 minutes

As the computer that's almost always in our pockets, the iPhone can become a surprisingly useful tool for getting things done.

#585: Spring Loaded

April 25th, 2021 · 89 minutes

In the wake of Apple's spring event, Stephen and David cover the new iMac and iPad Pro, and also discuss changes to the Apple TV and some of Apple's services. In short, everything should be more colorful and some things more powerful.

#584: Everything Fades to Black

April 18th, 2021 · 96 minutes

It's feedback time, so David and Stephen answer listener email, talk about iOS apps running on Apple silicon Macs and preparing your tech for the afterlife. There's also new MPU merch for sale!

#583: The Obsidian Deep Dive

April 11th, 2021 · 101 minutes

With the recent explosion in personal knowledge management tools, it is hard to know which one fits your needs the best. This week, David and Stephen talk through Obsidian, which builds on top of plain, old-fashioned Markdown documents.