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#554: Read-it-later Services

September 20th, 2020 · 99 minutes

Read-it-later services can be a great way to save and enjoy an article later, away from the noise of social media or an overflowing RSS client. This week, David and Stephen talk about some of the popular choices, and how to keep them from becoming just another thing to check. Then, a recap of Apple’s recent media event.

#553: Sparky's Wrong ... Again

September 13th, 2020 · 85 minutes

On this feedback episode, Stephen and David talk more about HomeKit, Dropbox, photo management and much, much more.

#552: HomeKit in 2020, with Mikah Sargent

September 6th, 2020 · 114 minutes

Since its introduction, HomeKit has steadily grown into a wide-reaching ecosystem for smart home devices. This week, Stephen and David talk with Mikah Sargent about HomeKit hardware and software, as well as ways to extend what Apple allows it to do in its default app.

#551: Writing Music for the Picture Business, with David Metzger

August 30th, 2020 · 98 minutes

David and Stephen are joined by orchestrator and composer David Metzger, whose resume includes Frozen, Muppets Most Wanted, The Avengers, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and more. He shares his setup, which includes multiple Macs networked together, numerous music applications and (eventually) a full-blown orchestra.

#550: The World of RSS

August 23rd, 2020 · 82 minutes

RSS can bring news, blog posts and even podcasts to you, without needing to visit a bunch of different website. This week, Stephen and David talk about the rise of numerous RSS services and apps they've seen over the last few years, and share how this web technology makes their lives better.

#549: Brett Terpstra's New Robe

August 16th, 2020 · 77 minutes

Brett Terpstra returns to the show to talk about the Touch Bar, regular expressions, Markdown and what Apple Silicon Macs will mean for macOS applications and utilities.

#548: Jumping Into Markdown

August 9th, 2020 · 73 minutes

From jotting quick notes to writing for the web, Markdown has become a very popular choice for formatting plain text. It's syntax is human-readable and easy to learn. This week, David and Stephen teach Markdown 101 covering the more complex things the language can do.

#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.