The Mac & Forth Show (general)

On this week’s edition, GazMaz from the MyMac Podcast joins Alan, Steve and Karl as they look over some of the HomeKit compatible devices recently announced at CES, as well as turning their attention to some of the wider aspects of Home Automation.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_188.mp3
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This week Karl is on his lonesome, not because we have all split up, but because Karl can’t organise properly. As a result he looks at a few stories from the past week or so, then looks forward to what 2019 might bring from Apple and what we might have to look forward too. 

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  • This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Martin Meadows-Evans, Richard Harkness, Frank Jacobsen, Chris Hitarori, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Stephen Elliot and Andrew Cannon. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm UTC

On our last episode of the year, Karl is joined by his old podcasting partner in crime, Missy. As the world seems to be a very different place from when they last recorded their “Here ’N’ There Show” Missy and Madden decide to take a look at how Social Media has seemingly become corrupted and almost intolerable over the past year or so.

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  • This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Martin Meadows-Evans, Richard Harkness, Frank Jacobsen, Chris Hitarori, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Stephen Elliot and Andrew Cannon. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am UTC

This week our episode plans didn’t quite pan out as intended but fortunately, Guy Serle from the MyMac podcast joins Alan, Steve and Karl as we revisit some of the Apple and tech-related stories from the past year. Wishing all our listeners a very Merry Christmas. 

Guy’s Website

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  • Theme Music: Russ Clewett
  • MyMac Logo used with permission.
Direct download: mac_and_forth_185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am UTC

On this week’s episode David Dean of the ‘I Confess I’m a Geek’ Podcast joins Alan, Steve and Karl as we take a look at a selection of stocking fillers, reasonably priced and money is no object gifts and why you might want to consider them for friends and family.

David:

Shower Bluetooth Speaker

Nvidia Shield TV

Amazon 4K fire TV Stick

Hyundai Kona  EV

Alan:

“Telescopic Back Scratcher” 

“Emergency Survival Whistle” 

CME XKey Air 25  

Apple iMac Pro with all the extras! 

Steve:

Nekteck [USB-IF Certified] USB C Charger,

Waterproof Tactical Flashlight

Sonos One – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built In

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera

Karl:

iTunes Gift Cards 

Anker Wireless Charger, Qi-Certified PowerPort 

Apple TV 4K 

Google Home Mini

LG OLED65B8SLC 65 inch 4K HDR OLED TV 

 

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  • This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Martin Meadows-Evans, Richard Harkness, Frank Jacobsen, Chris Hitarori, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Stephen Elliot and Andrew Cannon. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. 

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm UTC

This week Alan, Steve, Dean and Karl share what some of them purchased over the Black Friday period. We get a bit distracted by audio setups, Karl attends Adobe Max London, Tim Cook appears to be having a bit of a glum time of late, Parents say iPads suck at teaching and Elon Musk says that he might go to Mars. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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  • This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Martin Meadows-Evans, Richard Harkness, Frank Jacobsen, Chris Hitarori, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Stephen Elliot and Andrew Cannon. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. 

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm UTC

On this episode Alan, Steve and Karl weave their way through several stories including bending iPad Pro’s (Hint: Don’t bend them), pedestrians making Apple Maps better, Black Friday Apple deals, Swiss watch makers feeling the pinch, Apple News trying to be middle of the political aisle and the last Airports leaving the stores. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

LINKS:

Alan’s Anti-Ode to the Camden Bench

Dean’s interview on the Something Inventive Podcast with Ben Kinnaird

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  • This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Martin Meadows-Evans, Richard Harkness, Frank Jacobsen, Chris Hitarori, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Stephen Elliot and Andrew Cannon. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm UTC

On this week’s show Alan, Steve and Karl are joined by GazMaz of the MyMac Podcast. We finally get to hear Steve’s thoughts on his new iPhone XR, along with Gaz who has also taken the plunge. Karl resisted buying the new iPad Pro for about 24 hours and discovered he knew more about the device that the Apple staff member who sold it to him. Reports emerge that Apple’s T2 chip may prove problematic to future repairs and Amazon and Apple appear to be making up. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode. 

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  • This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Martin Meadows-Evans, Richard Harkness, Frank Jacobsen, Chris Hitarori, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Stephen Elliot and Andrew Cannon. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm UTC

This week Dean shares his thoughts on his new iPad Pro. Meanwhile Alan and Karl enjoy not maxing out their credit cards and are not in the least bit bothered they haven’t got new Apple items to play with…no honest…not one bit (sob). In additional news Apple is still making lots of money but not enough for Wall Street, plus there is a new rumour that one of Apple’s most popular pieces of hardware is about to get an update, but hopefully not with an extra 20% price tag.

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  • This Month's Wonderful 'The One with the Shout Out' Funders: Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach, Matt Barton, Ron Poyotte, Gordon Jackson, Paul Beattie, Jane, Alan, Martin Meadows-Evans, Richard Harkness, Frank Jacobsen, Chris Hitarori, Keith Yarbrough, David Dean, Stephen Elliot and Andrew Cannon. Also, thank you to all our contributors for other donations. Your support is always greatly appreciated. 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm UTC

On this Patreon episode I am joined by photographer Alex Fox to discuss some of the recent announcements from Adobe MAX and the possibilities of the new iPad Pro.

As Alex kindly joined me I thought I'd share this episode on our mainly weekly feed so everyone can have a listen. 

Direct download: Mac_and_forth_patreon_075.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm UTC