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#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.

#537: The Photos Field Guide and Apple Photos

May 24th, 2020 · 93 minutes

From the early days of iPhoto to now, with Photos.app and iCloud, Apple has offered increasingly-robust photo management tools for its users. This episode, David and Stephen walk through the features and tools you should know about.

#536: Our Bags

May 17th, 2020 · 70 minutes

A nerd's bag can say a lot about them. This week, David and Stephen empty theirs to talk through their choices and how they've changed over the years.

#535: State of the Platform: Apple Services

May 10th, 2020 · 93 minutes

From iCloud to Apple TV+, Apple's range of services is broader then ever, but how do they all stack up? Is this shift to services changed how users should view the company?