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#547: Of a Certain Age, with Jim Metzendorf

August 2nd, 2020 · 91 minutes

This week, the editor of Mac Power Users, Jim Metzendorf, talks to Stephen and David about his background in audio and photography, and how the gear and workflows have changed in those fields over the years.

#546: The Best Listeners

July 26th, 2020 · 99 minutes

On this feedback show, David and Stephen go through some listener email, revisit notes apps and discuss remote troubleshooting iOS devices.

#545: State of the Apple Watch

July 19th, 2020 · 102 minutes

The Apple Watch has undergone massive changes since its introduction in 2014. This week, Stephen and David review some of that history, then launch into a conversation of the platform's strengths and weaknesses and how they use their Watches.

#544: The Notes Roundup

July 12th, 2020 · 90 minutes

The market for note taking applications is huge. There are options that just deal in plain-text, apps that serve as "everything buckets," and still others focused on automation. This week, David and Stephen cover some of the better options out there and share how they keep up with various bits of digital information in their lives.

#543: A Developer's Summer, with Underscore David Smith

July 5th, 2020 · 88 minutes

This week, Underscore David Smith joins the show to talk about what life as a developer is like between WWDC and the fall when new versions of Apple's operating system ship.

#542: Beta Tales

June 28th, 2020 · 76 minutes

It's beta season, and David and Stephen have reported for duty with reports of new features and general thoughts on macOS Big Sur, iOS and iPadOS 14 as well as watchOS 7. Plus, a brief announcement about something coming in July.

#541: WWDC 2020

June 23rd, 2020 · 96 minutes

Recorded just a few hours after the WWDC keynote, Stephen and David share their reactions to iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, and the Mac's transition to Apple-designed processors.

#540: Subroutine in the Brain

June 14th, 2020 · 97 minutes

On this feedback episode, David and Stephen talk more about email and working from home, but also get into what it takes to make a MacSparky Field Guide and some weird problems they've recently encountered with their tech.

#539: Back to Email

June 7th, 2020 · 113 minutes

David has finally roped Stephen into talking about email. Topics include email services, apps and strategies. Later in the show, they are joined by Rosemary Orchard and Myke Hurley to hear about two specific apps they use every day.

#538: I Predate the Home Computer, with James Thomson

May 31st, 2020 · 114 minutes

PCalc developer James Thomson joins David and Stephen to talk about his background with the Mac, and what it take to build and maintain the same application over multiple decades.