The Mac & Forth Show

It’s the last Mac & Forth Show of the year, but we will return in January (even if you beg us not too). This week Ric, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) are joined by Tony Blunt (The Airwaves Podcast) to discuss the Apple related news from the last 7 days. Huge iPads, Apple Music goes Android and Beats goes bye-bye plus new Apple Watches rumoured.

It’s here and it’s huge.

Apple on Android.

Not a good week for Music Streamers.

Every Little Helps, Apple Pay.

Watching Watch rumours…again.

 

Reverse the decision to introduce the new surveillance bill link.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Mix-Your-Watch
Mark: Ferrite Recording Studio
Ric: Geckoboard

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_079.mp3
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The new iPad Pro’s are here and so are the entire team…for once. Find out if Matt, Barry, Ric, Karl or Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) have ordered one (I know you’re dying to know right)? Also we circle back to the Governments Investigatory Powers Bill and cry ‘Liar, liar, pants on fire’ before rounding up the show by asking if it all now downhill for Apple…as we’re made to believe at least.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Reverse the decision to introduce the new surveillance bill link.

Worth a Tweet:
Barry: Goodbye Betamax
Matt: TarDisk
Mark: StockPlop
Rich: Adobe Shape CC – Capture and create vector shapes (Canada Only)
Karl: Apple TV

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This week Matt, Barry, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) discuss the new Apple TV….We may need to get the FanBoy Alert on standby. Also, the government has proposed it’s new form of spyin…errr…I mean snoopin….errr…I mean safekeeping the UK general public. What could possibly go wrong?

A New Apple TV.

App discovery…or lack of it.

Pumped about PLEX.

Staying in Control.

UK Snooping.

Open DNS sold.

China Upgrades.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Reverse the decision to introduce the new surveillance bill link.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Plex for Apple TV 4 
Karl2: SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller
Matt: Exif Untrasher (SD Card Restorer) - Free
Matt2: The Dash (Truly Wireless Headphones) - €299.00 (Pre-Order)
Barry: 27” 5K iMac
Mark: #Woodback Snap Case
Simon (Chat-Room): Slashtop

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This week Andrew Stephens (Dr. Happy Mac) joins Ric, Barry, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) to discuss the weeks Apple related news as well as the new Star Wars trailer and Back to the Future day….Yeah, it was ‘that’ kind of week.

The New Apple TV is nearly here.

The Harsh truth of the 21.5inch iMac.

Ban the Pad.

My Macbook is a peeling.

Apple switches off the Electric Motorcycle.

iKettle in Hot Water.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Waze
Andrew: iCups
Ric: Sonos Voice
Barry: Star Wars Trailer

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm UTC

Apple has released some new iMacs so Matt, Karl and Barry joined by Alex G Fox discuss the new desktops and Magic devices. Will the new Retina Displays make the guys go all a flutter or will some of the limitations of the cheaper versions dampen their enthusiasm? Also, the soldered ram issues raises its ugly head once again. Well it couldn’t all be ‘FanBoy’ alerts through the entire show could it.

The new Retina’s on the block.

A Magical Tale.

New Phone same Camera?

No China News News.

Tesla’s Graveyard.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Overcast
Alex: Photoshop Elements 14
Matt: Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2

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This week Dean Murphy, the creator of Crystal, the content blocking app for iOS9, joins Ric, Matt, Karl, Barry and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) to discuss the recent turmoil that erupted last week regarding his app and what it is like when the tech media zero in on you. Also we discuss the new iPhones and look forward to installing the freshly released El Capitan on our Macs. 

As clear as Crystal.

A Cat and Mouse game.

The media spotlight.

Pink iPhones, or rather Bros Gold.

Faking the News App.

El Capitan is here!!!

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Just Press Record Now
Matt: Microsoft Office For Mac 2016
Ric: BitBar
Dean: Television Time - Keep track of your favourite shows
Mark: Crystal - Block Ads, Browse Faster
Barry: Star Wars: Commander - Worlds in Conflict

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm UTC

After a week of playing with the new iOS Ric, Matt, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) return to share their thoughts and opinions. Maybe Karl changed his views on the London Transit directions or has he got more proof it’s hopeless? Also Watch OS 2 was released and probably installed. New iPhones should be here soon and the guys share their thoughts about Content Blocking in iOS 9.

The new iOS9 a week later.

Watch OS 2 is finally here.

Blocking that Content.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Tunnelbear VPN Service
John Mainwaring (Listener): Jumpshare

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm UTC

After last weeks Apple announcements the boys have had some time to mull over what was presented. Are they still as excited as they were last week or have the effects of Apple Reality Distortion Field evaporated a little? This week digital artist and teacher Paul Kercal (Screen Painter) joins Ric, Matt, Karl, Barry and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) to share their thoughts and answer a few questions from our listeners.

The mail, the mail is here!

The Prediction Quiz Results….Flash-Gate.

iPhone Orders….It’s pink dammit.

ApplePlexTV 

I want my iPad Pro?

iOS 9 Lost in Transit

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Apple Watch Band, JETech® 42mm Stainless Steel Strap Wrist Band
Paul: Ibiopen Active SENSE Capacitive Touch Screen Stylus
Matt: Lacie 9000601 4 TB USB 3.0 Rugged RAID Thunderbolt

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_072.mp3
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There is actually some REAL Apple news this week as Tim Cook took to the stage and showed off what Apple has been working on recently and oh what a selection we have. Karl is joined by Barry, Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) and Guy Serle (The MyMac Podcast) as well as our intrepid on-the-spot reporter Alex G Fox, who checks in from the London Mac User Group and is joined by Tim and Paul (LMUG) to see what the Apple faithful thought of the announcements. Have Apple impressed us with their new shiny things and what will we soon be shelling out our cash for?

All the new Shiny Things

Watch the Colours

That’s a BIG iPad.

Apple TV…AT LAST!!!!!

Rocking the 6S

To Sponsor Mark’s Friend for Charity Run Click Here.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Guy: NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_071.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am UTC

This week, as Apple has announced what we suspect to be the new iPhone 6S launch, we once again put on our Quiz hats, turn and laugh at each other for being in ridiculous looking quiz hats and settling down for our usual Predictions Quiz. Matt once again becomes QuizMaster as Ric, Karl, Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast), Adam Christianson (MacCast & The iOS Show) and GazMaz (The MyMac Podcast & GazMaz.com) try and see if they can predict, with no certainty whatsoever, what Apple will be showing us come next Wednesday. Fortunately, like always, you, our glorious listeners, can enter the fray and show us all up…like usual.

To take part simply follow this link and fill in the fairly short form to show, once again, who knows more about Apple.

Also we have our repossess to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: PAC-MAN 256 - Endless Arcade Maze
Matt: SUNNY - Solar powered iPhone 6 case - KickStarter Link
Adam: HeadsUp Webcam Viewer
GazMaz: Ghostery

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_070.mp3
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