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  • 616: The Quality Will be Ensured, with Daniel Jalkut

    Nov 28, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Stephen and David are joined by Daniel Jalkut. After his absence is blamed on an innocent co-host, Daniel chats with the guys about his indie development career, the new MacBook Pro and the many options developers face when picking a method for writing a macOS…
  • 615: The Clipboard Manager Roundup

    Nov 21, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    There is a range of applications to supercharge your copy and paste game. This week, David and Stephen explore some of the best options for macOS and even the iPad and iPhone.
  • 614: The 2021 MPU Gift Guide

    Nov 14, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Believe it or not, it is time for the annual MPU Holiday Gift Guide once again.
  • 613: The Future of Work, with Sean McCabe

    Nov 7, 2021, 2:45 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David and Stephen talk with Sean McCabe about how he runs his businesses from what can only be described as a Mac battle station while stitching together macOS apps and several cloud services to be more productive.
  • 612: macOS Monterey & MacBook Pro Impressions

    Oct 31, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David and Stephen review macOS Monterey and cover the features and changes it brings to the Mac. Then, the guys give their impressions of the new M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros.
  • 611: Unleashed, Indeed

    Oct 20, 2021, 4:15 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    This week, Stephen and David talk through Apple's new batch of MacBook Pros, powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max systems on a chip.
  • 610: iPad Workflows

    Oct 14, 2021, 11:15 am By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Fresh off the release of iPadOS 15, David and Stephen cover the update's revised multitasking system and talk about some of their favorite workflows for the iPad.
  • 609: "Sir, Get out of the E-waste"

    Oct 10, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    In this feedback episode, Stephen and David discuss recent updates to iWork, more on various editions of DEVONthink and go through some listener feedback.
  • 608: DEVONthink & New Apple Hardware

    Oct 3, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David's newest Field Guide covers DEVONthink, and this week he and Stephen discuss the application, some example uses and the basics anyone looking at it should know. After that, they review the new iPhone and iPad mini.
  • 607: iOS & iPadOS 15

    Sep 26, 2021, 3:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    iOS and iPadOS 15 have arrived, bringing new features to Apple's mobile devices, including Focus modes, Live Text, new Home screen widgets, Safari extensions and a lot more. David and Stephen discuss their experiences with the beta and outline what's best in…
  • 606: California Streaming

    Sep 19, 2021, 2:30 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Apple has unveiled new versions of the iPhone, Apple Watch and a couple different iPads. This week, David and Stephen talk through the news and their thoughts on the new products.
  • 605: File Management in the Cloud Era

    Sep 12, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Files and folders have been with the Mac user since the very beginning, but today, file management has gotten a lot more complicated. This week, Stephen and David tackle the topics of tags, search, backups, cloud services and more, all in the hope of…
  • 604: Workflows with Jay Miller

    5:45pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Jay Miller, from Relay's new Conduit podcast, joins to share some knowledge about the best workflows for video meetings, getting more out of the emerging Craft app and even more uses for a Mac mini.
  • 603: Workin' with iWork

    Aug 29, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Starting with a pet project for Steve Jobs, all the way to a modern, web-infused set of applications across multiple platforms, iWork has expanded into a suite of tools more than capable of meeting almost anyone's needs. This week, Stephen and David talk…
  • 602: Was that a Rabbit Hole?

    Aug 22, 2021, 6:15 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    In this feedback episode, Stephen and David discuss website redesigns, quote applications, encryption, virtualizing Windows and a whole lot more.
  • 601: Soup Blasphemy with Kathy Campbell

    Aug 15, 2021, 7:30 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Kathy Campbell is all over the Internet, as both a content creator and a business owner. She's a podcaster, artist, task-doer and so much more. Stephen and David talk with her about how she uses a mix of an iPad Pro, iMac Pro and a bunch of apps and services…
  • 600: Mac Migration & Settings

    Aug 8, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    The Apple silicon transition continues to march on, so David and Stephen sit down to talk about how to migrate to a new Mac, and what settings and preferences they recommend changing from the defaults.
  • 599: A Man of the People, with Dr. Drang

    Aug 1, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Dr. Drang returns to the show to discuss his recent Mac renaissance, the way he manages notes and some of his favorite utilities.
  • 598: Home Networking

    Jul 25, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Our homes and businesses have become more technology-dependent, and having a solid network is more important than ever. This week, the guys talk about what goes into designing and maintaining reliable wired and wireless networks, and give some advice if you're…
  • 597: A Ray of Sunshine, with Brett Burney

    Jul 18, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    This week Apple enthusiast and lecturer, Brett Burney, joins Stephen and David to discuss differences between iWork and Microsoft Office, give presentations with your iPad and how to rock a TRS-80.
  • 596: 30 iPhone Apps Under $10

    Jul 11, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    The App Store is a big place, and the iPhone can become anything you want it to be. Today, Stephen and David talk about 30 apps worth checking out — all on a budget.
  • 595: The Poetic Mike Vardy

    Sun 6:00pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Mike Vardy returns to the show to update David and Stephen on where he's found balance between the iPad and the Mac. Mike also discusses how he blends analog and digital tools, and how he shares tasks and ideas with his remote team.
  • 594: A Third Alternative

    Jun 27, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    It is feedback time, so David and Stephen are here with listener questions, their experiences with Apple's current crop of betas and the future of Day One.
  • 593: It’s All Based on Stickies, with Paul Kafasis

    Jun 20, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Stephen and David are joined by Paul Kafasis to talk about Mac software development in the modern era, some of Rogue Amoeba's history and the tools Paul uses to get his work done.
  • 592: WWDC 2021 and the Future of Mac Automation

    Jun 10, 2021, 9:30 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    WWDC 2021 has brought new versions of all of Apple's software platforms, with a large number of features coming to them all at once. This week, Stephen and David talk through the changes, and speak to Apple's Vivek Bhardwaj about the new Shortcuts for Mac and…
  • 591: HyperCard All the Way Down, with Adam Engst

    Jun 6, 2021, 8:45 am By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    With over 30 years of history, TidBITs is the longest-running tech publication covering Apple in the world. This week, one of its founders, Adam Engst, drops by the show to talk about his writing workflow, unusual input devices and how WWDC has changed over…
  • 590: Our Video Workflows

    May 30, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David and Stephen are both working on more video than ever, so they compare notes on their processes, gear and editing tools.
  • 589: Zoom Jiu Jitsu with Teddy Svoronos

    May 23, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David and Stephen are joined by Teddy Svoronos to discuss the tech that he has implemented for distance teaching and learning in his role at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
  • 588: macOS Services, with Sal Soghoian

    May 16, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Stephen and David talk with Sal Soghoian on the history of Automator and Services on the Mac, both of which are cornerstones of automation on macOS today. The trio discusses how these tools came to be, and how Apple has evolved them over the years, in addition…
  • 587: Catching Up with Casey Liss

    May 9, 2021, 6:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Casey Liss drops by to chat with Stephen and David about waiting on the next Apple silicon announcement, his iPhone development work, home automation and how not to deal with digital photos.