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  • Focused 161: Stolen Focus, with Jean MacDonald

    Wed 12:00pm By David Sparks
    Jean MacDonald joins Mike and me on this episode of Focused to talk about social media, the M.E.O.W. system, and reading books. This episode of Focused is sponsored by: Indeed: Join more than three million businesses worldwide using Indeed to hire great…
  • Endor Studios Update (MacSparky Labs)

    Wed 1:19am By David Sparks
    Hooray! The city inspector came by today and gave Endor Studios the final approval. There is still some clean-up work and a bit more prep work on the inside, but I am very close to moving in. Here’s a short video showing the current status of the…
  • Celebrating 20 years of Great Software from Rogue Amoeba (Sponsor)

    Tue 1:41pm By David Sparks
    Since 2002, Rogue Amoeba has been making amazing audio apps for the Mac. Whether you’re a podcaster, musician, or just someone who listens to audio on their Mac, Rogue Amoeba can make your life better. Whatever your audio needs, it’s a good bet they have a…
  • The Old “Pad of Paper Under the Laptop” Trick

    Mon 3:03pm By David Sparks
    I’m setting up my desk and trying it without a shelf. Why am I ditching the shelf? Partly so for the always-on iPhone, but also just to leave things a little cleaner looking. One of my favorite features of having a shelf on my desk was the way it kept my…
  • Mac Power Users 659: Workflows with Alex Cox

    Mon 12:00pm By David Sparks
    Alex Cox drops by the Mac Power Users to update us on their new indie life, including Apple silicon hardware, collaboration tools, and the new iPhone 14 Pro. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: 1Password: Have you ever forgotten a password? You…
  • Automators 111: Automating Endor Studios

    Sep 23, 2022, 9:30 pm By David Sparks
    On this week’s Automators, Rose and I dive into my new studio and plan out how to automate everything. This episode of Automators is sponsored by: Electric: Unbury yourself from IT tasks. Get a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones when you schedule…
  • DEVONthink: The Unparalleled Data Tool (Sponsor)

    Sep 23, 2022, 1:20 pm By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by DEVONthink, the app that organizes and tracks your files and data for you. I use DEVONthink for all of my research and record-keeping workflows. There simply is nothing else that has DEVONthink’s combination of file…
  • Apple Watch Ultra Reviews and Trade-Offs

    Sep 21, 2022, 1:32 pm By David Sparks
    The initial Apple Watch Ultra reviews are in. I spent the morning reading them. Some of the best coverage came from The Verge and Marques Brownlee. The trade-offs of this watch are not in dispute. The Good Parts Doubled battery life (two days, perhaps three)…
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max Unboxing and Initial Impressions (MacSparky Labs)

    Sep 21, 2022, 1:10 pm By David Sparks
    Here’s a short video sharing my iPhone 14 Pro unboxing and some initial impressions. I’m testing the camera system now and will have a separate video up for that soon… This is a post for MacSparky Labs Members only. Care to join? Or perhaps do you need…
  • Mac Power Users 658: Every Letter Is Precious

    Sep 19, 2022, 12:00 pm By David Sparks
    In this feedback episode of Mac Power Users, Stephen and I revisit iOS 16 and the M2 MacBook Air, then dive into some listener questions and talk about the state of voice dictation. This episode of Mac Power Users is sponsored by: 1Password: Have you ever…