The Mac & Forth Show (general)

The usual crowd of Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Alex G. Fox and Richard Harkness to discuss the Apple event that introduced us to global streaming issues, the iPhone 6 and 6+, Apple Pay and of course the Apple Watch.

 

We also have the results of the iPhone 6 Prediction Quiz. Who is the winner? I doubt you’ll be surprised honestly.

 

The MacMedics

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Worth a Tweet:

Richard: How big is the iPhone 6 Plus? Find out with our handy paper template

 

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Richard Harkness: Human V2

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With less than a week to go until the iPhone 6 event Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl welcome Gazmaz from the MyMac podcast and Alex G. Fox to gaze into their crystal balls (no sniggering) and try to predict what Apple has in store for us.

‘But, we can predict better’ I hear you say? Well, here’s your chance to challenge the guests and hosts. Head on over to our ‘Predictive Quiz’ and answer the 15 questions to see if you, the audience, can beat us at our predictive views.

Celebrities Exposed.

What’s in an image?

Click Here to Play the ‘Predictive Quiz’ against the Guests and Hosts.

More rumours….Of course.

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Hyperlapse by Instagram
Matt: Undercover HQ
Ric: Chicken for VNC
Alex: @theia In-ear headphone/headset specialised for Apple with Volume control and Microphone
Gaz: Apple 0% Finance & What Happened to Motorola?

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Matt somehow manages to escape again this week but the lovely Teresa Hummel from the Itty Bitty Security Podcast joins Ric, Barry and Karl to discuss the weeks Apple and tech news. I hope the guys are on their best behaviour…whatever that may be. Plus Ric dives into the world of networks leaving Karl more than a little confused…mind you, that’s not too difficult.

Swing Copters…OH GOD WHY???!!!!!

Replacing those batteries.

ATV MIA.

USB reversibles are here…unofficially.

Secrets no more.

More rumours….Oh well.

The MacMedics
VPN for ATV

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl : Air Video £1.99
Ric: Battery Doctor - Master of Battery Maintenance
Teresa: Picturelife

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Hopefully we are only a few weeks from a real Apple announcement but until then the rumours continue unabated. This week Ric, Matt, Bazza and Karl are joined by Alan Vickers, author of Word for iPad, The Deep Dive Guide. Will Alan emerge unscathed from his experience or will he suffer the emotional and mental scars like so many before him?

 

Tom Hanks: Developer

 

Erasing the night before the night after.

 

Always tell the Truth…What could go wrong?

 

Maps, Maps, Maps.

 

GyroSpying.

 

Own Goals?

 

Nintendo coming to iPad?

 

Swinging Copters replace Flappy Birds.

 

RoboTruck

 

More rumours….Oh well.

 

The MacMedics

Getting back into that old Mac.

 

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Worth a Tweet:

Karl : Verbatim 98243 MediaShare Wireless £32

Alan: Frame Magic Premium (iOS)

Ric: Audacity

Matt: SlateGo Mobile AirDesk: Travel Size Lap Desk from $68

Michael Cassell via G+: Pick your bundle of 10 Mac apps for $39

 

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All the lads are back this week. It’s like a big band reunion except these guys are still talking to each other without the need for lawyers…yet. Ric, Matt, Barry & Karl discuss the week’s Apple related news in their usual cavalier fashion casting professionalism and articulation aside as if they were just words that were really hard to make up on a Scrabble board.  

SIRI and the body.

Air to Surface?

Apple U.

USB OMG!

Kitty Hack.

Affordable Sky Sports?

More rumours….Oh well.

The MacMedics
A tricky little wifi issue.

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl 1: 1Password
Karl 2: Ziner RSS Reader
Karl 3: Word for iPad - A Deep Dive by Alan Vickers

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This week the guys welcome two special guests as they drop by, in other words, they couldn’t think of excuses fast enough for not appearing. Don McAllister from ScreencastsOnline and Peter Bird from The Deeper Look Podcast join Ric, Barry and Karl as they peel back the week’s Apple related news and prod at it like a piece of unwanted kale.

Is Intel Inside soon to be Outside?

The Beats Settle Down.

Apple Health on NHS?

1Password Envy.

Stickers Galore.

CDN for the WIN.

From Russia with Mistrust.

Wearable Stalking.

More rumours….Oh well.

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Worth a Tweet:

Karl: Anker® 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Wall Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology
Baz: Virtual View App - Augmented reality property viewer for estate agents
Peter: iBooks Authorl and Lynda.com
Ric: Treehouse
Don: Navdy

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This week it’s Barry that has somehow escaped the show, but fear not, Matt and Ric have returned to guide Karl though the maze of Apple news. Also joining the fun is Alex G. Fox, surely he can bring some sense of normality and erudite discussion to the proceedings? Anyway…..

 

MacBook pro Bumping.

 

Shopaholic Apple.

 

Bose sues Apple’s Beats.

 

Yosemite Public Beta in the wild.

 

Is Apple doing better?

 

More rumours….Oh well.

 

MacMedics:

Finding an alternative to Finder 

 

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Worth a Tweet:

Karl: Overcast

Matt: iNet Pro (iOS & Mac)

Ric: Arq

Alex: Waze

Public Pick (Tenex): Paperama

 

 

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Somehow Ric and Matt have managed to escape the Mac & Forth padded cell leaving Barry and Karl to host the show. Fortunately they have managed to snag some sensible help in the form of Russ Clewett and David Dean. Will the intrepid guests bring some professionalism to the proceedings or will Bazza and Karl drag them kicking and screaming down to their level? To find out stay tuned for this week’s edition of the Mac & Forth Show…Dun, Dun, Daaaahhhhh!!!! 

Barry and Karl discuss the week’s Apple related news with Russ Clewett from The Airwaves Podcast and David Dean from the I Confess I’m a Geek Podcast

Operating on iMacs

Samsung, stop mocking me.

Backdoor issues?

The same old iTunes?

Apple on the naughty step with the EU…again.

Get ready for tickets.

iTunes Pass is here, pass it on.

More rumours….Oh well.

MacMedics:

iPad syncing issues with iTunes…Well, that’s new.

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Worth a Tweet:

David: Microsoft OneDrive, GoodSyncFlubit

Russ: Git Tower 2, Cubasis for iPad 

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The Mac & Forthers return for another week of Apple related news and discussion. Will this be the week they finally become a well tuned team of tech-pundits with devastating insights and opinions?…..Nah, we doubt it too. 

Matt, Ric, Barry and Karl finally remember to press the ‘record’ button on the second attempt at the show but alas the first version, which was just outstandingly amazing, has been lost forever…No, honest.

Apple links up with Big Blue.

Happy Birthday dear App Store.

Google wants us to pick a side.

A little extra in iTunes.

Photos App…But you have to work here.

And obviously the rumours of rumours for iWatch and iPhone 6…Sorry.

MacMedics:
Barry has a poxy DMProxy issue.
Karl wants to operate on his iMac…but is scared.

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Steampunk Tower - £0.69
Matt: Saddleback Leather Bags & Accessories

 

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The team is in a much depleted state this week and I’m sure it has nothing to do with the World Cup Semi Final on the telly. As a result the show is a little shorter this week, so there’s a silver lining to every podcast.

This week Ric and Karl look over the week’s Apple and tech related news, picking their way through the stories and sneakily picking their noses when they think no one is looking.

New Betas are out for iOS and OSX

App Extensions

Hug a wall-hugger.

Beware the Foxbots.

No Charge, No Fly

Wifi Spotting.

MacMedics:
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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: DropZone 3 £2.99 (on limited offer) - Try for free
Ric: AirDisplay

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