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  • Daylite: The Mac CRM for Small Businesses (Sponsor)

    3h By David Sparks
    For those of you who don’t know about Daylite, it has been around for over 15 years. Daylite is a Mac CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) that helps you get new business and deliver on your promises. Whether you are contacting new leads or reviewing your…
  • Talking Disneyland Star Wars on Rebel Force Radio

    Sat 1:02pm By David Sparks
    This week I guested on the Rebel Force Radio podcast sharing my thoughts and experiences at D23 in relation to the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
  • OmniGraffle 3 for iOS

    Fri 1:00pm By David Sparks
    The Omni Group recently released version 3 of their popular diagramming and graphics tool for iPad, OmniGraffle. The new version add several new features including multi-column interface, a floating tool palette that gets out of your way, expanded keyboard…
  • Clips Update for Disney and Pixar Media

    Thu 8:46pm By David Sparks
    Apple’s Clips app came out several months ago. It’s a great app that I’ve seen almost nobody using. I like the app but it has a bit of a learning curve. There’s a lot more power in there than you’d think. The trick is to pick your asset (video,…
  • How WiFi Works

    Wed 11:47pm By David Sparks
    I thought this interactive animation explaining how WiFi works was pretty instructive.
  • The New Transmit

    Wed 4:35pm By David Sparks
    Transmit is the undisputed king of file transfer applications on the Mac. It's been around for 20 years, and if you need to send files to servers, there's nothing better. I was frankly surprised yesterday when they released Transmit 5. It seems like just…
  • Entering the US with Technology

    Tue 5:43pm By David Sparks
    Jeff Richardson did a nice job summarizing the latest from US Customs and Border Protection concerning what it can and can’t do with your digital devices upon entering the country. Even if you are a US citizen, If you refuse to unlock your device you’ll be…
  • Timing — the Automatic Mac Time Tracking App

    Tue 2:24pm By David Sparks
    Time is your most precious resource. You need to know how you are spending it. But time tracking is hard. Having to throw a switch somewhere every time you change tasks or projects never works and is super-distracting. As a result, you end up with bad…
  • MPU 386 – Favorite Mac Utilities

    Jul 17, 2017, 4:15 pm By David Sparks
    There has been a lot of talk lately in the Mac Power Users Facebook group about favorite utilities so Katie and I decided to do a show on it. We ended up with with over 30 of our favorite Mac utilities. There's some great stuff in there.
  • The Disneyland Star Wars Experience

    Jul 15, 2017, 2:48 am By David Sparks
    I spent part of today at the Disney D23 convention where they've got an entire section devoted to the Star Wars Experience at Disneyland. I spoke with lots of Imagineers and learned a lot of information. The Saturday sessions will disclose a lot more about…
  • The Next iPhone Hardware

    Jul 14, 2017, 10:00 am By David Sparks
    I don't write much about Apple rumors because generally, I don't see the point. We're going to get to see the new iPhone in September, and there is no reason to get all bent out of shape about rumors about the new phone when we'll get to see the actual phone…
  • Free Agents #25: Breadcrumbs of My Life, with Stephen Hacket

    Jul 14, 2017, 9:00 am By David Sparks
    This week we posted a great episode of Free Agents where we interviewed Stephen hacker about his origin story and his winding path to independence.
  • Dr. Drang's Toothbrush

    Jul 14, 2017, 3:06 am By David Sparks
    Occasionally, Apple geek and scientist Dr. Drang has some bit of household paraphernalia fail on him. While most folks might just throw the broken pieces in the trash, Dr. Drang photographs, documents, and explains the finer points of what exactly went…
  • Nilay Patel on Net Neutrality

    Jul 13, 2017, 3:29 pm By David Sparks
    Nilay Patel at the Verge brings us up to date on the Net Neutrality issue. I've tried to understand how removing Net Neutrality helps consumers and I honestly just can't see it. Net Neutrality has served us well and allowed many great ideas grow into great…
  • Fantastical 2.4 for Mac Gets Travel Time and More

    Jul 12, 2017, 6:15 pm By David Sparks
    Today Fantastical for Mac released a significant update with several new features:You can now view, create, and edit attachments on iCloud and ExchangeTravel Time! Receive notifications when you need to leave to reach an event on timeFantastical will now…
  • Get Your Thoughts Organized with OmniOutliner (Sponsor)

    Jul 10, 2017, 10:36 pm By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by OmniOutliner. OmniOutliner is the best outlining application for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone and it just keeps getting better. One of the things I love about purchasing software from the Omni Group is that they continue to…
  • Mac Power Users 385 - Kelly Guimont

    Jul 10, 2017, 10:16 pm By David Sparks
    The latest episode of Mac Power Users is live. Our guest, Kelly Guimont is a writer, social media consultant, and all-around geek. She’s got some great tips on apps, workflows, and home automation.
  • Game Recommendation: Monument Valley 2

    Jul 7, 2017, 2:22 pm By David Sparks
    I had a little down time this week and wanted to play a game on my iPad. I settled on the recently released Monument Valley 2 from ustwo Games. I enjoyed this sequal even more than the orginal. Monument Valley 2 puts you in charge of guiding a mother and her…
  • The New Dash iPad Sleeve

    Jul 6, 2017, 2:10 pm By David Sparks
    I’ve been sporting this new 10.5” iPad for awhile (that I love) but I’ve not shared any details about my case. For several years now I’ve been using Waterfield bags and cases. It’s a San Francisco-based company that locally manufactures excellent…
  • Productivity Apps and Subscription Pricing

    Jul 5, 2017, 3:35 pm By David Sparks
    Day One, the best diary app for iOS and Mac is transitioning to a subscription model and they are taking a beating for it. Gabe Weatherhead wrote a post about this and I agree with every word.I spoke with a developer friend that makes legal-related apps. He…