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#514: Apple is Listening — The 2019 Mac Pro, with Thomas Grove Carter

December 10th, 2019 · 97 minutes

David and Stephen interview Thomas Grove Carter, a video editor who has been using Final Cut Pro X on the 2019 Mac Pro with the Pro Display XDR. They talk about the power of the new machine, it's flexibility and how it unlocks new types of workflows for video editors.

#513: Catalyst Apps on the Mac, with John Voorhees

December 8th, 2019 · 100 minutes

Stephen and David are joined by John Voorhees to talk about Mac Catalyst, which allows for iPad apps to be developed for macOS. They review some early examples and talk about the technology and what it could mean for the Mac and iPad in the future.

#512: Ask the Genius

December 1st, 2019 · 101 minutes

Stephen steps behind the Genius Bar — or into the Genius Grove, as it were — to provide tips for troubleshooting Macs, iOS device and iCloud. Then, he and David talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and how someone should prioritize features when buying a new computer.

#511: 2019 Developer Roundtable

November 24th, 2019 · 85 minutes

Ken Case of the Omni Group, Greg Scown of Smile and Dave Teare of AgileBits join David and Stephen to talk through Apple's year and the changes it brought for developers. Then, a conversation about app subscriptions, VC funding and more.

#510: The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

November 17th, 2019 · 91 minutes

It's that time again; the annual MPU Holiday Gift Guide has returned.

#509: Brent Simmons, Man of Many Hats

November 10th, 2019 · 86 minutes

Stephen and David are joined by Brent Simmons, who works in marketing at The Omni Group. They talk about the tools of the trade, including social media and content creation before shifting gears to discuss Brent's RSS reader, NetNewsWire and where the Mac could be heading.

#508: One for Me and One for You, with Sara Dietschy

November 3rd, 2019 · 83 minutes

YouTuber and podcaster Sara Dietschy joins Stephen and David to share about her video work, from cameras to editing and beyond. They also discuss managing large amounts of data across multiple locations, the role of the iPad and turning creative work into a business.

#507: Ian Elsner & His Stick of Gum PC

October 27th, 2019 · 89 minutes

David and Stephen talk with Ian Elsner, a museum exhibit creator who is using the iPhone SE, iPad Pro and an Intel Compute Stick together in some very interesting and unusual ways to help develop educational exhibits for kids and adults.

#506: iOS Accessories

October 20th, 2019 · 97 minutes

Our iOS devices go with us just about everywhere, and pairing them with some select accessories can make them more useful in more situations. This week, Stephen and David talk about some of the products that they rely on when using their iPhones and iPads, from cases and batteries to tripods and keyboard.

#505: Chris Bailey and the Noah's Ark of Dongles

October 13th, 2019 · 88 minutes

Stephen and David are joined by Chris Bailey, an author and presenter with an undying love for TextEdit and getting focused work done with the Mac and iPad.