The Mac & Forth Show (general)

This week the brave Alex G. Fox steps in behind the mic for hosting duties and is joined by Ric and Matt. Will they manage to raise the usual level of discourse? Probably best not raise your expectations, well, maybe just a little. They discuss the weeks Apple related news and just why Ric's most popular photo on Flickr is so...popular.

Apple releases an update to fix the bugs for the last update.

What the heck is a Yellow Jacket anyway?

Tech Giants v NSA.

WatchKit is released on time.

Health Apps and the FTC.

Flickr Wall Art.

Ric's Popular Pic.

Fixing the Beats.

Sony goes 4K.

The MacMedics
A never ending Update.

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Worth a Tweet:
Ric: The Print Space
Matt: CleanMyMac 2

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_038.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm UTC

We're a little bit later than usual this week but we felt the show needed to go on...despite your protests to the contrary. As a result the usual gang are not here but Karl is joined by a pair of wonderful folks in the guise of Alex G. Fox and Russ Clewett. They pour over the weeks Apple and tech related news while putting the world to rights and breaking out Karl’s tin foil hat.

Apple sets your SMS's freeeeeeeee.

A slapped wrist for Apple.

New Malware, New Scare Headlines.

Net Neutrality and Madden's Madness.

iPhone 6+ three years late?

Apple comes to Cambridge.

3-1, I Like Those Odds.

The New Beats

 

The MacMedics

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Replay Video Editor
Alex: Desktop Charger Doc Station
Russ: Google InBox
Russ 2: Adonit Touch Pixelpoint
Serenak (Listeners WAT): Minibox & Copy

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_037.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm UTC

This week Barry, Matt, Ric and Karl return to discuss the week’s Apple related news and rumours and are joined by Alan Vickers (The Deep Dive Guide to Microsoft Word for iPad). Probably more rumours than news this week and more inane banter than news…In fact you could basically say the guys return and talk nonsense for a bit then go away again…Yeah, that about sums it up, so it’s business as usual really.  

Trent Reznor: Five Inch iPhones

Unbendable iPhone 6+….nope.

Why is it always 9:41?

Apple Watch’s Silent Alarm.

Apple seeks an Evangelist.

Matt Does Jony.

Secure Messaging Scorecard

The MacMedics

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Suffolk Mac Users Group
Matt: BookArc for Mac Pro
Alan: ScreenFlow 5
Serenak (via Chatroom): Teleport

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_036.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm UTC

A little later than usual Karl is joined by Richard Harkness (Human V2), Alex G. Fox (the Air Waves Podcast) and Russ Clewett (The Airwaves Podcast) to discuss the weeks Apple news. Well, we say discuss, what we really mean is they point and call each other names under the thinly veiled disguise of an Apple related podcast, but what do you expect really?

Lock up your Trolls.

iTunes on Decline.

Silencing the Beats.

Office for Yosemite.

More NFC.

No parts for iPod.

Challenge an Apple Exec.

The MacMedics

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Worth A Tweet

Karl: Amazon Fire TV £79
Richard: Plague Inc £0.99
Russ: SmugMug App for iPad £Free
Alex: Eagle USB/Sync Cradle Destop Charger £9.99

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_035.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm UTC

Another week slips by with an Apple annoucement and Barry, Matt and Karl are joined by Richard Harkness (Human V2) to discuss all things announced and lament the things that were no more or were just missing.

The iPad 2 Air floats into view.

The iPad Mini leaves us wanting.

The Mac Mini makes us sad.

The iMac 5K Retina makes us drool.

Apple's doing ok for cash.

IBM Apps arriving soon.

Is it time for Tim to tuck in?

A James Bond Car & Phone.

The Mac Medics
Myterious Mac Duplicates.

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Worth A Tweet
Karl: Citymapper - the Ultimate Transport App - London + other global cities - £Free
Barry: Battle Legacy £2.99
Matt: OSX Yosemite £Free
Richard: Authy £free - Time to Enable Two-Step Authentication
Clive Hammet via G+: iStat Mini £1.49
Peter via the Chatroom: Tweetlogic for Twitter £1.99
Serenak via Chatroom: Intro Duction to Cyber Security

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_034.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm UTC

The crew is back from last weeks break raring to get at this weeks Apple news. Matt, Ric, Barry and Karl are joined by the wonderful Kelly Guimont (The Mac Observer & The Aftershow Podcast) to discuss all things Apple related. Will the guys behave or will Kelly have to put them in their place…or vice versa.

The MacMedics
A search for a Calendar App.
Suggestions: Resource Guru, BusyCal, Kerio ConnectGoogle Calendar

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl:
 Speed Of Time £0.69
Matt: BusyCal 2 £34.99
Ric: BrowserGames
Kelly: Storybundle

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_033.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm UTC

Although the guys are not around this week that doesn't mean the show can't go on. Yes, despite all the sighs of relief when you heard we were not going to be here this week, well, we are here again this week...kind of.

This week Karl has a little chat with Alex Fox, Don McAllister, GazMaz, Guy Serle, Russ Clewett, Peter Bird and Paul Kercal to find out the apps that they couldn't live without.

LINKS:

ALEX FOX:
Photoshop CC £8.78 a month
Perfect Photo Suite 9 $129.95
Professional Plugin Suite $299.95
Google Nik Collection $149 (alas not free)
CyberDuck £16.99
VLC £Free

DON McALLISTER:
1Password: OSX £34.99 & iOS £Free
iMovie £2.99

GAZMAZ:
iPhoto £10.49

GUY SERLE:
Video Editor Pro $29.99
Soundboard OSX $49 & iOS $19.99 

RUSS CLEWETT:
Noteshelf £3.99
Cubase £488

PETER BIRD:
SkyView £1.49
Pages £13.99

PAUL KERCAL:
AutoStitch Panorama £1.49
Artrage £2.99

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_032.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm UTC

Although Ric is away this week doing Ric related things Matt, Barry and Karl remain to discuss the week’s Apple news. This week they are joined by Robert Falck who will surely bring some sensibilities to the whole proceedings….then again…Also Karl gets to show off his lack of knowledge…again.

Healthkit app jog into view.

Don’t ‘Reset All Settings’ That would be bad.

The Bend Street Kids

Apple and Shellshock

Ello you say?

Apple calls off the Launcher.

The MacMedics

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Worth a Tweet:

Karl: FIFA 15 Ultimate Team by EA Sports
Karl 2: Mac Bundle $49.99 — Ends Sunday
Karl: Get Backup Pro £2.99 75% off until Oct 4th.
Matt: Icipio Case
C
hat-Room (Serenak): Affinity Designer
Barry: Oolite: An Open-World Space Opera

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_031.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm UTC

This week Matt, Ric, Barry and Karl are joined my Alex G. Fox to discuss the week’s Apple news and thankfully there is still some out there. We’ve now had some time to play with iOS8 as well as handling Karl’s 6+…..Ok, that does sound a little bit rude.

Update on the Update is don’t Update.

A broken MacBook Pro…<sob>

Will an iPhone win a ladies heart?

Chinese queues.

Measuring my iPhone 6+

Camera thoughts.

iOS8 is great…mainly.

Bending is a feature.

Surviving Survival test videos

Don’t Wave your iPhone.

The MacMedics
iCloud Drive issues driving us crazy.

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Worth a Tweet:
Matt: FruitJuice 2.2 - £6.99
Matt 2: CopyClip - Free
Matt 3: NoPhone 
Alex: Disk Drill Media Recovery
Alex 2: The Airwaves Podcast
Ric: Buyers Guide
Baz: Royal Blood
Karl: Evernote

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_030.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm UTC

A week has passed since Apple’s announcements and the panel have had time to reflect on their initial thoughts. Have they changed at all? Have the pros become cons? Has the reality distortion field faded? Can you really not get quicker than a Kwik Fit Fitter? All or none of these questions will be answered on this week’s show as Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by the Master of Screencasts himself, Don McAllister from ScreenCastsOnline.

iOS8 Arrives.

1Password goes Free…oh wait.

Record Pre-Orders.

More iWatch, I mean Apple Watch thoughts.

Visa Europe ready for Apple Pay.

U2 can remove U2.

The iPod Classic remembered.

 

The MacMedics
The strange case of the disappearing iTunes control buttons.

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Spider-Man Unlimited 
Ric: Google Maps Engine
Storm (Chatroom): Omnifocus 2 for iPad
Alex (Chatroom): Who is on my Wifi

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_029.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm UTC