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  • Mac Power Users 460: Casey Liss Returns

    Mon 11:00am By David Sparks
    Casey Liss returns on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users to update us on his life as a free agent, his new love affair with the iPad, becoming a YouTuber, and more.…
  • "Looking Forward" OmniFocus Perspective

    Sun 6:26pm By David Sparks
    There is a growing thread in the Mac Power Users forums about custom OmniFocus perspectives. Since it’s Sunday, I though I’d share one of my favorite Sunday perspectives. While I don’t use a defer-date management system for my tasks these days, I do use…
  • New Book: Build Your OmniFocus Workflow

    Sat 2:11pm By David Sparks
    My pal Rosemary Orchard and Ryan Dotson released a new book, Build Your OmniFocus Workflow. I know Rose has put a lot of work into this book and it shows. I particularly like the coverage of advanced uses. It comes in PDF and ePub formats and the book,…
  • Automators 12: Holiday Automation

    Fri 10:17am By David Sparks
    The holidays are upon us, and the Automators are ready to automate with episode 12, Holiday Automation. We start with simple things like wallpaper and voice-in-a-can technologies.…
  • Get Control of Your Meetings with Agenda Minder (Sponsor)

    Thu 4:59pm By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by Agenda Minder. Agenda Minder is a productivity tool that helps you prepare for meetings and developers meaningful agendas. Meetings are rarely fun but with Agenda Minder at least they can be efficient (and faster!).…
  • How to Enable Shared Family Storage

    Thu 12:00pm By David Sparks
    You may not have noticed, but last year Apple enabled a new feature that lets family members share a single pool of iCloud storage. I have the 2TB (terabyte) plan. For me and my family, that’s enough for iCloud storage and over a terabyte of available…
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap 64-bit Software Update

    Thu 12:53am By David Sparks
    I have been using the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners for a long time now. Today Fujitsu announced that they have a brand new 64-bit version of their scanner software. This comes as a relief to users that have been getting the 32-bit software warning. I've been…
  • Mac Power Users 459: My Life Is a Subscription

    Dec 3, 2018, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Subscriptions! It seems the wave of the future, but should we be happy about that? In this week’s episode of Mac Power Users, Katie and I talk about this trend towards subscriptions and the software and services we believe are worth the effort.…
  • The Yule Apple Music Playlist

    Nov 30, 2018, 5:19 pm By David Sparks
    The holidays are here and I’ve been doing more work on my “Yule” playlist. I’ve made lots of new additions this year including this gem from Joey Alexander. If you’ve got an Apple Music subscription, go ahead and subscribe and enjoy. The playlist is…
  • The Pesky Problem of Playing Music to a HomePod with Siri Shortcuts

    Nov 30, 2018, 12:59 pm By David Sparks
    As we are now on the back end of Thanksgiving with the holidays upon us, a lot of us are thinking about new automation routines using Siri Shortcuts. One shortcoming with the new system is the inability to address a specific HomePod via Siri Shortcut. You can…
  • Wrestling with the Infograph Watch Face

    Nov 28, 2018, 6:29 pm By David Sparks
    I have spent a lot of time in the last few months trying to figure out how to configure my Apple watch infograph watch face. This watch face certainly brings to mind the old warning about being careful what you wish for. For so long I've been looking for a…
  • Free Agents 61: The Morning Routine

    Nov 28, 2018, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Join Mike and me on a fresh episode of Free Agents. We dig in on our morning routines. Mike finds himself entering the Free Agent arena like never before, and I want to start year-end planning.…
  • Guesting on the Mac Quadcast

    Nov 28, 2018, 10:00 am By David Sparks
    I recently guested on the Mac Quadcast, where Darren and I talked technology, podcasts, and other bits of media. It was a lot of fun and a good listen.
  • The Gift Wrap Field Guide

    Nov 27, 2018, 2:10 pm By David Sparks
    For several years now there's been a running bit on the Mac Power Users about me wrapping gifts. The thing is … it's all true. I really enjoy wrapping holiday gifts. I'm obsessive about it. Since I now have my very own platform to distribute video, I thought…
  • Mac Power Users 458: MPU+: There's Something You Didn't Tell Me

    Nov 26, 2018, 11:00 am By David Sparks
    Katie has a big announcement. I have a new Field Guide. We both have new iPads. Also, we discuss the new MacBook Airs, Apple’s pricing, our daily routines, and answer listener questions on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users.…
  • Get SaneBox at Your Back (Sponsor)

    Nov 26, 2018, 10:23 am By David Sparks
    This week MacSparky is sponsored by SaneBox, the email service that can help you get control of your inbox. I’ve had some significant challenges lately on my time. Before SaneBox came into my life, times of unexpected down time always preceeded an email…
  • Automators 11 - The Siri Shortcut Home Screen

    Nov 25, 2018, 10:56 pm By David Sparks
    On the latest episode of Automators, we talk about turning Siri Shortcuts into home screen app-launcher-thingies. This is actually a great way to further customize your iPhone and iPad and we produced several screencasts explaining how to do it. You can see…
  • The New Galaxy's Edge Soundtrack

    Nov 25, 2018, 9:40 pm By David Sparks
    This one pushes all of my buttons.…
  • Some Geek-Friendly Black Friday Deals

    Nov 23, 2018, 2:28 pm By David Sparks
    There are several good Black Friday Deals available today.…
  • The Apple Holiday Ad and Other Slayers

    Nov 22, 2018, 12:06 pm By David Sparks
    The new Apple Holiday ad is out and it’s a doozy.…