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#744: Apple’s “Let Loose” iPad Event

May 8th, 2024 · 98 minutes

This week, Apple unveiled new iPad Pro and iPad Air models. Stephen and David talk through the news and discuss why hardware isn't at the heart of the iPad's struggles.

#743: The Current AI Moment

May 5th, 2024 · 88 minutes

AI is suddenly everywhere, from online services and software to bespoke hardware products. This week, David takes Stephen on a journey to talk about the tools he has found useful, as well as what's not ready for prime time yet.

#742: All About Mimestream, with Neil Jhaveri

April 28th, 2024 · 105 minutes

Neil Jhaveri founded Mimestream, a macOS email app for Gmail users.

Stephen and David talk to Neil about his time at Apple, Mimestream's roadmap (including an iOS version and supporting non-Google services), and email's place in today's world.

#741: In the Apple Trust Zone

April 21st, 2024 · 74 minutes

On this feedback episode, the guys catch up on listener feedback, share some unique uses for Freeform, discuss some good Apple Watch apps, and talk about the Mac's startup sound.

#740: “From The Beatles to The Libertines,” with Lee Garrett

April 14th, 2024 · 95 minutes

Lee Garret is the new owner of ScreenCastsOnline. He joins Stephen and David to discuss his background in technology, his Apple gear, and how clear communication and processes are key to any successful endeavor.

#739: Checking in on Freeform

April 7th, 2024 · 68 minutes

David and Stephen revisit Freeform and discuss how it's improved since its launch and what Apple could do next with the application. They also share how they use the app and how it shines in visionOS.

#738: Apple Collecting 101

March 31st, 2024 · 70 minutes

Stephen walks David through the ins and outs of collecting old Apple gear, and the pair take the wraps off an MPU redesign.

#737: Scoring a Movie, with David Metzger

March 24th, 2024 · 90 minutes

David Metzger is a composer, arranger, and orchestrator with a celebrated career that has earned him Academy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. He joins the guys to talk about how the music for some of the most beloved films and shows of our time is made.

#736: Maintaining & Caring For Your Apple Hardware

March 17th, 2024 · 79 minutes

Stephen and David offer advice on how to best care for Macs, iPhones, iPads, and more, from cleaning to battery management and beyond. Then, the guys reflect on recent news, including the new MacBook Air and the death of the company's car project.

#735: Catching up with Ryan JA Murphy

March 10th, 2024 · 80 minutes

Ryan Murphy returns to the Mac Power Users to discuss systems design principles when choosing software and workflows, intelligent use of AI tools, Obsidian, and using technology as a parent.