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#499: Backups and Updates

September 8th, 2019 · 96 minutes

Backing up our Macs, iPhones and iPads is easier than ever, but many people don't bother making sure their data is safe and sound. This week, David and Stephen talk through some basic backup strategies before offering some advice when considering upgrading to new versions of macOS and iOS.

#498: Back to School with Jake Wilson

September 1st, 2019 · 100 minutes

Stephen and David chat with Jake Wilson, an elementary school principal — and a student himself — about using technology in and beyond the classroom, ranging from smart boards and shortcuts to Google Docs and waffles.

#497: Spotlight, Alfred & LaunchBar

August 25th, 2019 · 85 minutes

macOS' Spotlight feature has made serious strides in recent years, but many power users still turn to Alfred and LaunchBar for app launching, file searching and executing workflows. This week, David and Stephen compare these tools and talk about their favorite features of each.

#496: Keyboard Hacking with Brett Terpstra

August 18th, 2019 · 91 minutes

Brett Terpstra joins in the Mac Power Users this week to talk about his keyboard hacks, planning workflows, some of Brett's favorite apps, and the looming arrival of Brett's new app, nvUltra.

#495: Manning the Battle Bridge with Artist Thom Zahler

August 11th, 2019 · 94 minutes

Comic book artist Thom Zahler uses his Macs and iPads to create some incredible artwork and manage his indie business. This week Thom shares his apps and workflows.

#494: Our Home Offices

August 4th, 2019 · 101 minutes

This week, David and Stephen talk about their home offices: how they are setup, what equipment and furnishings are used and — of course — what nerdy toys are around. Then, a discussion about the pros and cons of working from home.

#493: My Life is an Edge Case, with TJ Luoma

July 28th, 2019 · 96 minutes

Pastor and Apple nerd TJ Luoma returns to the show to catch David and Stephen up on his journey with Apple's notebooks and the iPad, before sharing some of the apps that he uses every day to make his work more efficient, and his explorations in Internet filtering and content blocking.

#492: All of the Ks

July 21st, 2019 · 91 minutes

In this feedback episode, David and Stephen talk about a borrowed MacBook Pro that Catalina tried melting into his desk, Voice Control and Dictation in iOS 13 and answer a few listener questions about iOS file storage and justifying a Mac to a boss who doesn't get it.

#491: Working Hard in the Gaming Industry, with Simone de Rochefort

July 14th, 2019 · 97 minutes

Simone de Rochefort is a video producer and podcaster at Polygon, and co-hosts Rocket on Relay FM. She walks Stephen and David through the process of creating videos at Polygon, from the writing process, to capturing game footage, editing and more.

#490: Surfin' with Safari

July 7th, 2019 · 82 minutes

Safari isn't the most popular browser on the planet, but its focus on speed, security and privacy set it apart from the competition. This week, David and Stephen get into the pros and cons of the application, and some of its unique features.