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#529: State of the Mac

March 29th, 2020 · 98 minutes

For many of us, the Mac is the center of our computing lives, and it's no secret the Mac has had its up and downs over the last decade. This week, David and Stephen discuss the current hardware and software that makes up our beloved computing platform. As a bonus segment at the end, they talk about the 2020 iPad Pros.

#528: The Merlin Awakens

March 22nd, 2020 · 115 minutes

MPU Hall of Famer Merlin Mann returns to discuss using plain text, home automation, the Apple TV and more.

#527: Dictation and Text Capture

March 15th, 2020 · 93 minutes

Much of computing revolves around writing and text input, but most of us don't think about how to make that process more productive. This week, David and Stephen explore tools and techniques that make text easier to work with.

#526: I Don’t Aspire to Anything Else

March 8th, 2020 · 89 minutes

It's feedback time! David celebrates his 5th year of being independent, while Stephen has settled on an application to manage his tech history research. Then, more on Do Not Disturb and a whole bunch of listener questions.

#525: Workflows with David Wain

March 1st, 2020 · 75 minutes

Writer and director David Wain returns to the show to share how his creative process has changed over the years, and walks Stephen and David through the steps of making a show like Medical Police.

#524: Photographing the Stars, with Andrew Burwell

February 23rd, 2020 · 83 minutes

The stars and planets are within sight, given the right hardware and software. Andrew Burwell has been honing his astrophotography skills, using Apple products to produce some amazing images of our universe.

#523: State of the iPad

February 16th, 2020 · 102 minutes

In the last decade, the iPad has gone from a brand-new device into a wide-reaching line of products that meet the needs of a range of users. This week, Stephen and David talk about the current state of the platform, and how it fits in with the iPhone and Mac.

#522: iCloud Family Sharing

February 9th, 2020 · 81 minutes

Family Sharing means that up to six people can share purchases, media and other Apple services. This week, David and Stephen walk through the features, how to set it up and the possible pitfalls of this Apple service.

#521: Taming Notifications

February 2nd, 2020 · 86 minutes

From messages and emails to sports scores and social media, our devices generate all sorts of notifications. This week, we discuss how to weed the garden and tame the madness.

#520: Weather Apps & Gear

January 26th, 2020 · 82 minutes

Gone are the days of waiting for the evening news to find out the weather for the next day. Now, weather data is accessible anywhere. This week, David and Stephen compare a bunch of different weather apps and services before picking their favorite.