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#534: The Business of Emoji, with Jeremy Burge

May 3rd, 2020 · 86 minutes

Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge joins David and Stephen to talk about emoji, how they're made and why they've found such huge success. Then, he explains how tech needs change when one lives on a ⛵.

#533: Feeling Frisky with my Money

April 26th, 2020 · 83 minutes

On this feedback episode, David shares some about an upcoming studio move, and Stephen talks about recent experimentation with a teleprompter. Also on the docket: connected home cameras, more on working from home and the iPhone SE.

#532: BetterTouchTool

April 19th, 2020 · 79 minutes

BetterTouchTool takes a Mac's input devices and turns them into automation triggers. It can transform the Touch Bar into a customized set of tools and make a Trackpad or Mouse much more powerful. This week Stephen and David dive into this utility and what it can do.

#531: Teaching with GoodNotes, with David MacDonald

April 12th, 2020 · 102 minutes

Dr. David MacDonald is a musician and professor with a unique way of using the iPad, Apple TV and GoodNotes together to engage and equip his students.

#530: Working From Home

April 5th, 2020 · 77 minutes

All of a sudden, many people are working from their homes for the first time. This week, Stephen and David tap into their combined decade of experience to share some of what has worked well for them at home.

#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.