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Latest Episodes

#584: Everything Fades to Black

April 18th, 2021 · 96 minutes

It's feedback time, so David and Stephen answer listener email, talk about iOS apps running on Apple silicon Macs and preparing your tech for the afterlife. There's also new MPU merch for sale!

#583: The Obsidian Deep Dive

April 11th, 2021 · 101 minutes

With the recent explosion in personal knowledge management tools, it is hard to know which one fits your needs the best. This week, David and Stephen talk through Obsidian, which builds on top of plain, old-fashioned Markdown documents.

#582: Radio and Podcasts and Books, Oh My... with Shelly Brisbin

April 4th, 2021 · 105 minutes

Shelly Brisbin returns to the show to explain how she applies power user workflows to working across multiple mediums throughout a normal work week.

#581: “Work” Flows with Stephen and David

March 28th, 2021 · 102 minutes

On this episode, David and Stephen discuss their work beyond MPU and what workflows and tools they use to keep things running smoothly in their small businesses.

#580: Twenty Years of OS X

March 21st, 2021 · 96 minutes

After several years of development, Apple launched Mac OS X to the world in March 2001. The new operating system was vastly different from what it replaced, and ushered in a new era for Apple. This week, Stephen and David reflect on two decades of their beloved platform.

#579: 30 Mac Apps for Under $30

March 14th, 2021 · 102 minutes

The ecosystem of Mac apps is small compared to what's available for iOS and iPadOS, but that doesn't mean there aren't some real gems out there to make working on macOS more productive.

#578: Getting to Know Notion, with August Bradley

March 7th, 2021 · 94 minutes

David and Stephen are joined by August Bradley, an expert in Notion. They discuss the features of the app, as well as its pros and cons. August then explains Systems Thinking and runs through some favorite apps and services.

#577: Workflows with Shahid Kamal Ahmad

February 28th, 2021 · 111 minutes

Shahid Kamal Ahmad drops by the show to tell David and Stephen about his ever-growing displays, game development on the Mac and creating music with a computer.

#576: No Judgement Here

February 21st, 2021 · 101 minutes

In this feedback episode, the guys revisit dictation, UUIDs, FileVault and the longevity of recent Mac hardware. Then, David talks about a new computer in his life and Stephen reworks his home screen.

#575: Talking Parity with John Siracusa

February 14th, 2021 · 119 minutes

John Siracusa joins Stephen and David to talk about the 2019 Mac Pro and what Apple silicon may mean for pro users. Then, John talks about his pair of Mac apps and what he wants out of the future of macOS.