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  • 659: Workflows with Alex Cox

    Sep 25, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Alex Cox drops by the show to update Stephen and David on their new indie life, including Apple silicon hardware, collaboration tools and the new iPhone 14 Pro.
  • 658: Every Letter is Precious

    Sep 18, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    In this feedback episode, David and Stephen revisit iOS 16 and the M2 MacBook Air, then dive into some listener questions and talk about the state of voice dictation.
  • 657: New Hardware & iOS 16

    Sep 8, 2022, 7:15 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Apple has announced its slate of iPhones and Apple Watches for the year and has major software releases right around the corner. This week, David and Stephen discuss the company's announcements and review iOS 16.
  • 656: The Fundamentals are Timeless, with Stephen Millard

    Sep 4, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Automation wizard Stephen Millard joins David and Stephen to discuss Shortcuts, Alfred workflows and a whole host of other automation tools across Apple's platforms.
  • 655: Streaming Check-in with Julia Alexander

    Aug 28, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Julia Alexander drops by to discuss the world of streaming services, and how Apple stands apart from its competitors in the space. Also discussed: the sad lack of modern orange notebooks, the importance of the Apple Watch and some of Julia's go-to apps.
  • 654: Data Storage in 2022

    Aug 21, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    File storage is both more accessible and more complicated than ever. This week, David and Stephen address storage mediums, syncing services, backup strategies and a lot more.
  • 653: Workflows with Chris Christensen

    Aug 14, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Chris Christensen is a web developer, writer and traveler with roots in 90s Apple. This week, he joins David and Stephen to discuss his work, navigating the world and a lot more.
  • 652: Where Does the iPad Fit?

    Aug 7, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Apple refers to the iPad as a magical pane of glass that becomes whatever you need of it. This week, David and Stephen discuss some apps and accessories that help the iPad reach that potential.
  • 651: 3,041 Press Releases

    Jul 31, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    In this feedback episode, Stephen talks David through his workflows of the Apple History Calendar, and then the guys talk about the current state of Apple's beta software. They also tackle some listener feedback and check in on the new version of Alfred.
  • 650: Craft Deep Drive

    Jul 24, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David shares his impressions of the M2 MacBook Air, then he and Stephen talk through Craft. While it can be used for simple note taking, it also packs a lot of powerful personal knowledge management tools for users who need them.
  • 649: Workflows with William Gallagher

    Jul 17, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    William Gallagher has written using a Mac for decades. This week, he joins Stephen and David to discuss his work and how he gets words on the page.
  • 648: Software Club: Apollo for Reddit

    Jul 10, 2022, 5:15 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    This week, Stephen and David talk about Reddit and a third-party client named Apollo, which brings a world-class Reddit experience to iPhone users. Then, they are joined by its developer Christian Selig to discuss the app's origins, working with the Reddit API…
  • 647: Workflows with Zac Hall

    Jul 3, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    9to5 Mac editor Zac Hall guests on the Mac Power Users this week with thoughts on life without the iPad, writing workflows, the current Apple Betas and future Macs.
  • 646: Vibing with Tony Miceli

    Jun 26, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Tony Miceli is a world-renowned jazz vibraphonist. This week, he joins David and Stephen to talk about how music and technology have become more intertwined over his career, and how he built an online community of vibraphonists.
  • 645: Live Q&A with Stephen and David

    Jun 19, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    This week, David and Stephen hosted a live webinar, talking about the current crop of Apple's betas and answering listener questions.
  • 644: Some Cool Mac Utilities

    Jun 12, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David and Stephen catch up on some recent updates to some stalwarts of the macOS utility landscape, and talk about some other apps that make their Mac setups complete.
  • 643: WWDC 2022

    Jun 6, 2022, 8:45 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Recorded live and in-person at Apple Park, Stephen and David reflect on the announcements made at WWDC22.
  • 642: Shortcuts for Mac

    May 29, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Shortcuts arrived on the Mac a year ago, and in the time since, Apple and third-party developers have worked to make it a real contender in terms of automation on macOS. This week, David and Stephen talk about the app and David's new Field Guide on the topic.
  • 641: Catching up with Federico Viticci

    May 22, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    MacStories boss Federico Viticci returns to the show to talk about the iPad's apparent stagnation and how the Mac has grown over the last few years. The guys also talk about Raycast, Shortcuts, Apple silicon and more.
  • 640: The iPhone App Roundup

    May 15, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    The App Store didn't launch until a year after the first iPhone, but it has defined the smartphone era. This week, Stephen and David talk about some of their favorite iPhone apps.
  • 639: Software Club: Greg Pierce and Drafts

    May 8, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    In the inaugural meeting of the Software Club, David and Stephen talk about Drafts and their use of the application. Then they are joined by Drafts developer Greg Pierce to talk about the app's community of users, its 10th anniversary and how Greg uses Drafts…
  • 638: A Mac Setup Consulting Company

    Sun 5:00pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Stephen and David sort through listener feedback, revisiting topics such as Preview.app, time tracking and their own Apple silicon experiences. Oh, and the person who took a Mac Pro to the coffee shop to get some work done on the go.
  • 637: Digging Deep on Tracking Time

    Apr 24, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    David and Stephen both track how they spend their time. In this episode, they discuss the approaches and tools they use to see how they spend their days.
  • 636: Workflows with Ryan JA Murphy

    Apr 17, 2022, 4:45 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Ryan JA Murphy is a writer and Ph.D. student who is using the Mac and iPad to work with information systems and design science. This week, Stephen and David talk with him about his workflows for research, data organization and more.
  • 635: Workflows with Allison Sheridan

    Apr 10, 2022, 4:45 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Allison Sheridan has been a Mac user since the very beginning and has been talking about Apple and its products since late 2005. She joins Stephen and David to talk about her experience with the platform, her use of diagramming in blog posts and much, much…
  • 634: Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone Camera

    Apr 3, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    The iPhone has all but killed the point-and-shoot camera market. This week, Stephen and David talk about the hardware and software that makes the iPhone such a good camera for photography.
  • 633: Workflows with Nick Milo

    Mar 27, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Nick Milo is a creator who is teaching people about Obsidian. This week, he talks with David and Stephen about how he manages his business, creates polished content and, of course, Obsidian and personal knowledge management.
  • 632: Be the Most Mac Pro

    Mar 20, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    On this feedback episode, David and Stephen celebrate the Mac Studio and Studio Display before revisiting the Stream Deck, Preview, Day One and more.
  • 631: Back to the Mac, with Myke Hurley

    Mar 13, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Between Relay FM, Cortex Brand and his keyboard streaming, Myke Hurley is a man of many hats. This week, he talks with David and Stephen about he balances these different jobs and how everyone can benefit from having a theme.
  • 630: Preview Deep Dive

    Mar 6, 2022, 5:00 pm By David Sparks and Stephen Hackett
    Preview has been in every Mac's Application folder since 2001 when OS X launched. Today, Stephen and David dive into the program, exploring is wide range of features for editing both images and PDFs.