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The Mac & Forth Show 063 - A Nice Little Package

This week Matt, Ric, Barry and Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumberlings Podcast) to sift through the weeks Apple related news. What will they discover as they overturn stories and rummage through rumours? Well. you’ll just have to listen and find out….or undergo exploratory root canal treatment…the results are pretty much the same.

New Boxes for a New Store?

No iPhone Chucking.

That Trailer.

Apple Music Redux.

Watch Worries?

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: MacBook Mate & Aluminium Dust Plugs
Bazza: Duet
Karl: Daddy Long Legs
Ric: Ring.com
Mark: FilePane

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_063.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 062 - Music Time

This week the Mac & Forthers, Matt, Ric, Barry and Karl are joined by the wonderful Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) to discuss the weeks Apple related news. That mainly being Apple Music this week. Can a bunch older fuddy duddies  appreciate Beats1 or do we just think they are playing their darn music too loud again?…..And get off our lawn too! Bloody kids!!!!

Beats1 Goes Live.

Curation Playlists surprises.

Apple in too many places?

Should the others be worried?

Better battery cover.

Barclays have an alternative.

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Apple Music
Bazza: Xenowerk by Pixelbite
Ric: Navionics Sailing App.
Karl: FilePane
Don: Alternote

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_062.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 061 - A Swift Kick to the Service

This week Barry and Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & Rampant Mumberlings) and James Turner (WoodPad & Mac4Mac) to swiftly discuss the weeks Apple related news. We delve into the cushions and search the recesses to try and find the occasional nugget of information then generally ignore it…as usual.

A Swift Kick to Apple.

Is it a conspiracy?

Mastered by iTunes might become a bit of a ’Thing’.

Almost time for Apple Pay in the UK.

iOS 9 updates just got easier.

Do we trust a 3TB drive?

Worth a Tweet:
James: Livescribe 3
Mark: Montar Car Mount
Karl: Audio Hijack

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_061.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am UTC

This week Ric returns and joins Barry and Karl to discuss the weeks Apple related news. Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumberlings Podcast) and Dr. Richard Harkness (Human V2) also drop by to join in the discussion. Well, I use the word discussion lightly and you probably know if you’ve ever listened before. Anyway, they sink their teeth into the weeks stories including what might be the most ridiculous piece ever.

LastPass Woes.

Killer Exploit.

Kill Off The Mac?

I Don’t Like Those Terms.

Hand Picked Editors.

How Much For The Music?

Worth a Tweet:
Ric: Platypus
Karl: iCloud Family Sharing
Barry: Star Chart
Barry 2: Lynda.com 21 Days Free Access
Richard: Lifeline
Mark: Bluedio Melody Sports M2 Bluetooth HeadPhones

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_060.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51am UTC

The excitement of Apple’s WWCD 2015 Keynote is behind us and so we settle down to poke through the announcements and see what they might mean. Are they as impressive as they appear and are we looking forward to trying out the new apps and services? Karl is still a little disappointed there was no new Apple TV but you can’t have everything. Barry, Matt and Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & Rampant Mumberlings Podcast) and Russ Clewett (The AirWaves Podcast) to share their thoughts and opinions of Apples road map for the coming year.

El Captino

iOS9

News

iPad Features

Apple Pay

Watch OS

Apple Music

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Slack - Team/Group communications (Mac & iDevice)
Karl: Spark - Fast and Smart Email
Mark: Lupo
Russ: Pluralsight Online Training
Chartroom Pick - Simon: Mixlr for iOS

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_059.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09am UTC

With less than a week to go until this years WWDC we once again flex our predictive muscles and try to gaze into our crystal balls to see what Apple might have in store for this coming Monday. Matt takes the role of QuizMaster, so he doesn’t squirm so much when we ask him questions, and grills Barry and Karl who are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & Rampant Mumblings) and Adam Christianson (The MacCast) to see who knows most. Also, you, our dear listeners, can collectively challenge us by heading to our online quiz page. The results will be posted shortly after the events keynote.

Please take the time to participate in our WWDC 2015 Predictive Quiz at - http://bit.ly/WWDC2015quiz

And if you are in London on 8th June the why not head to LMUG for their WWDC 2015 Live Event. Click here for details.

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: ElevationDock3 - Aluminium iPhone 6+ Dock 
Barry: Canon Pixma MG7550 Printer
Karl: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Adam: Flickr 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_058.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 057 - Hey, Cortana

This week Matt, Ric and Karl are joined by Peter Bird (The Deeper Look Podcast) and GazMaz (The MyMac Podcast) to cast there gaze over the weeks Apple related news. Discussing such topics as Jony’s future, iMessage Bugs, Tiny Hotspots, Maps and Cortana before looking ahead to WWDC…Which Matt still can’t go to.

A Promoted Jony

A Message To Crash Them All.

Tiny HotSpots.

More Maps.

Hey Cortana!

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: OmniFocus 2 - Task management for Mac, iOS & Watch
Rich: Cake - Pay at restaurants and bars the easy way
Karl: NAVITIME Transit - London UK journey planner for tube, bus and flight
Peter: TripCase
GazMaz 1: All Aboard! The Canal Trip
GazMaz 2: LaCie d2 Thunderbolt™ 2

Additional links for The Macstock Conference & Expo and The Midwest MacBBQ

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_057.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am UTC

This week Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & Rampant Mumberlings Podcast) and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) to discuss and dissect the weeks Apple related news as well at point sharp pointy things at it. Also Karl finally has his Apple Watch but initially suffers a few woes straight out the box. 

Look! A new dock.

Shiny Macs. 

Bringing Home HomeKit.

Sorry Gene, no TV for you.

Location, location, close enough. 

Watch Woes.

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Pennies – Personal Money, Budget & Finance Manager £2.29
Mark: iRig Mic Cast €39.99
Don: Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts £2.99
Chatroom (Simon): Growly Photo £Free

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_056.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 055 - Not Worth A Tweet

This week Ric returns to the fold to join Barry, Matt, Karl as well as Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast)  to mull over the weeks Apple and tech related stories. Plus one of the panel finally has their Apple Watch. 

MacBooks in Apple Stores, finally. 

Greenpeace likes green apple.

Apple beats Spotify?

A tracking too far.

Annoying Tweets. 

At last one of us has an Apple Watch. 

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Twitterrific 5 for iOS
Matt 1: LUNATIK Epik for Watch - A rugged aluminium case and strap
Matt 2: Hub+ - a mini hub and iDevice battery for you new MacBook
Barry: Does Not Commute - Mediocre AB - Free
Ric: Fēnix 3
Mark: Edifier LUNA Eclipse E25 Bluetooth speakers

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_055.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 054 - She's Wearing It Wrong

On this week’s show Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Peter Bird (The Deeper Look Podcast) and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) to discuss the weeks Apple related news. They do try to stay away from Apple Watch news for as long as possible…Honestly, they did try.

iFixit don’t rate the Macbook.

That Cheating App.

Is Matt going to WWDC?

Don’t trust that iMac.

Beyonce is wearing it Wrong.

Was it Bodged or not?

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Halo: Spartan Bundle 
Matt 1: WatchAware
Matt 2: MacStock 2015
Barry: Star Wars Trailer
Peter: Pixelmator
Mark: The Microsoft Keyboard Universal Mobile Keyboard

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_054.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm UTC