Mac Power Users

Learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009.

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#322: Cleaning Up with Hazel

May 23rd, 2016 · 95 minutes

David and Katie dive deep on Mac automation assistant Hazel, discuss how to get started and ideas for file and document based automation and give ideas of how they're using the program. David also announces a new MacSparky Video Field Guide.

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#321: Geeking Out with TJ Luoma

May 15th, 2016 · 103 minutes

Geek, preacher, and all-around-nice-guy TJ Luoma joins us to talk about using an off-site Mac mini, rolling your own backup, workflows for preachers, and TJ's new secret project that will update your Mac software for you.


#320: Always Good Advice

May 12th, 2016 · 94 minutes

David and Katie share listener tips and feedback on a variety of topics including backup workflows, securing your technology and menu bar applications. We also answer listener questions and follow-up on the 9.7" iPad Pro.


#319: Teaching Workflows with Teddy Svoronos

May 9th, 2016 · 102 minutes

Harvard PhD candidate, lecturer, and geek of the first order Teddy Svoronos joins us to talk about the innovative ways he's using Keynote and video to teach statistics to Harvard graduate students and his workflows for tracking research and big writing projects on the Mac and iPad. Teddy also makes the case for iCloud storage over Dropbox.


#318: Backing Up

May 2nd, 2016 · 100 minutes

David and Katie revisit the important topic of backup. We dive deep on the various options for Mac and iOS, discuss the different types of backups and explain how to build a comprehensive backup strategy.


#317: Myke Hurley: Collector of iPads

April 24th, 2016 · 100 minutes

Myke Hurley returns to the podcast to talk about how he's increasingly using his iPad Pro(s) to get work done and his workflows for running the business end of the Relay FM podcast network.


#316: Locking Down Your Technology

April 17th, 2016 · 89 minutes

David and Katie run down options for securing your tech and staying safe online. We cover securing your iOS devices and Macs as well as discuss best practices for passwords, email, web browsing and locking down your online profiles.

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#315: Best of the Menu Bar

April 11th, 2016 · 93 minutes

In this week's episode, David and Katie cover some of their favorite Mac menubar apps and Mac today view widgets.


#314: Trials and Tribulations of Katie's iPad

April 7th, 2016 · 94 minutes

David and Katie chat with Joe Buhlig about the importance of task review. We also discuss the growing concern with Mac malware and scams, follow-up with listener feedback on our notes and contacts show and share listener tips and tricks. We also discuss the 9.7" iPad Pro and Fantastical 2.2


#313: Update on iPad and Education

April 4th, 2016 · 103 minutes

David and Katie are joined by Fraser Speirs to discuss the current state of iPad and education, and evaluate the 9.7" iPad Pro vs the iPad Air 2.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for help with the shownotes this week!