The Mac & Forth Show

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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Theme Music by: Russ Clewett

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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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News Roundup read by: Missy

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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

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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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm UTC

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.

The MacMedics:
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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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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_027.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm UTC

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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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_026.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm UTC

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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News Roundup read by: Guy Serle / Missy

Additional Material Written by: Guy Serle

 

 

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_025.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm UTC

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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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_024.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm UTC

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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News Roundup read by: Guy Serle

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_023.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm UTC