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Latest Episodes

#503: Fax the Updates, with Dave Hamilton

October 6th, 2019 · 84 minutes

David and Stephen are joined by Dave Hamilton to talk about his work at The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, his approach to podcasting, how covering Apple has changed over the years and some software tools every Mac user should know about.

#502: I Saw Your Face on the Internet

September 29th, 2019 · 106 minutes

In this feedback episode, David and Stephen revisit Alfred and backups and talk about iOS 13's bumpy release and the new iPhone and Apple Watch. Stephen also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the recent Relay FM Podcastathon and closes the episode by reading a list of the iPhones he has broken over the years.

#501: iOS 13 and the Shortcuts Field Guide

September 22nd, 2019 · 106 minutes

iOS 13 is here, and is full of new features. This week, David and Stephen talk about some of their favorites, after talking through the changes Apple has made to Shortcuts.

#500: David in the Hot Seat

September 15th, 2019 · 69 minutes

Stephen marks the 500th episode of Mac Power Users by interviewing David about his career, technology and choice of light saber color.

#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.