The Mac & Forth Show

It’s been a week since WWDC and we’ve all had some time to mull over what we thought, discover some new things and even purchase some new kit. This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (Crystal AdBlock) and returning Ric McCorriston (Fresh-Tech) join Karl Madden to mull over Apple’s recent event, software and hardware.

  • Apple to updates its Podcast app and assist Podcasters.
  • Safari will finally gain WebRTC.
  • TVOS did get some love after all.
  • AirPods gain user controls.
  • App Passwords.
  • Health Data in the iCloud.
  • Maybe $5,000 isn’t too expensive?
  • How to make $80,000.
  • and more…

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm UTC

Apple has revealed their plans for iOS, MacOS, TVOS and WatchOS at WWDC. They also announced a number of new products and updates. This week Alan Vickers and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) join me to discuss their thoughts on what Apple has laid out for the year ahead. Apologies for the slightly longer show than usual but we had a lot to get through. 

  • TVOS
  • WatchOS
  • MacOS
  • iOS
  • New Macs
  • HomePod
  • Planet of the Apps

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm UTC

On this weeks show Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal AdBlock) discuss the week’s Apple related news before we all turn our attention to what we want to see from Apple during the upcoming WWDC Keynote. Will Alan finally get his 10.5inch iPad, will Karl get new iMacs and will Dean managed to sneak into WWDC itself? 

  • Build on your HomeKit with IKEA and WeMo.
  • Become a Podcaster Pro with the Podcaster Pro.
  • Our WWDC Wishlist’s.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm UTC

Alan Vickers joins me this week to pour over the weeks Apple and tech related news. Google had their I/O event but what did UK Apple users get from it? Also, ‘Today at Apple’ launches globally and we once again look excitedly towards WWDC.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm UTC

Slightly different show this week as we focus on more general technology news after an interesting week. Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (Crystal AbBlock) and Dr Richard Harkness discuss the recent Ransom-wear attack, proposed political technology policies and a roundup of the latest WWDC rumours.

  • Wannacry Ransom-wear.
  • Alexa Calling has a privacy problem?
  • Political policies.
  • Apple and Dark Data.
  • MP3 is dead…wait, what?
  • Death of the iPad Mini?
  • and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm UTC

On this week's show Alan Vickers and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) drop by to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Amazon brings out a new Echo and we look to a possible future where autonomous vehicles roam the streets.

  • Amazon shows off the new Echo Show.
  • Phil Schiller gives his thoughts on Intelligent Speakers.
  • We were all wrong about the Apple Affiliate changes.
  • FitBit is losing pace to Apple Watch.
  • Apple unveils a new Activity Challenge for the US.
  • Smart Keyboard covers get an extra year cover.
  • A world of Autonomous vehicles is both exciting and terrifying.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal Adblock) join me to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Apple is still making lots of money and the rumours return of a SIRI Home device.

  • Apple’s 2nd Quarter Results (hint, they are doing OK).
  • Microsofts new MacBook Challenger.
  • Lunching with Cook.
  • Bye bye, plastic MacBook.
  • Watch Repairs Extended.
  • Apps have gone from the Watch.
  • Nearly everyone (of those surveyed) loves their AirPods.
  • Rumours of a SIRI Home emerge again.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Apple is hiring, Carpool Karaoke is delayed, Facebook fights fake news and The Apple Watch turns two.

  • Carpool Karaoke runs into roadworks?
  • Apple is hiring some folks, but what will they be doing?
  • Apple cuts some affiliate payments.
  • Uber has been naughty…again.
  • Facebook look to fight fake news.
  • Overcast update brings Podcasts to the Apple Watch.
  • The Apple Watch turns two.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Barry Gentleman drop by to discuss the weeks Apple and technology related news. We also discuss the analysts that have been regaling the world with who they think Apple should buy next.

  • Apple should buy these.
  • Apple Car signs…again.
  • Would have gotten away with it if I hadn’t been for that pesky app.
  • Apple Music on Facebook.
  • iPad replacement…woohoo!
  • Free Productivity for everyone.
  • Earth Day Badge and how to get it.
  • The Unicorn iPhone.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm UTC

After our week off we are back at it once again and this week Alan Vickers  joins me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. In our absence there appears to have been some proper Apple news…again.

  • Mac Pro’s not forgotten.
  • New iMacs on the way (yippee).
  • Clips is here.
  • The end is nigh for 32bit apps.
  • Jay Z is at it again.
  • A tail of woe for two suppliers.
  • Watch Beats1 live?

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. It's update time across the board but did we run into any issues? Some pesky bugs have been fixed. Is Apple Support calling you? Plus Google Home is coming to the UK. All this and slightly more on this week's episode.

  • Updates, updates, updates.
  • Patching a pesky bug.
  • Don’t be ‘that’ person in the movies.
  • This is Apple calling.
  • Developers can finally respond…awaiting the fun.
  • Google in the UK.
  • The expected calls to end encryption.
  • A quick thinking 4-year old.
  • and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal Adblock) join me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. Apple releases new things but not what the rumour sites were necessarily predicting.

  • iPhone, now in RED.
  • The Big SE option.
  • New iPad, but no new Pro or Mini.
  • New Cases and Bands.
  • Clips Sharing.
  • Ransom iCloud?
  • Protecting your Passwords.
  • Vault 7 Strikes again?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. Will the CIA be listening in and what will Alexa be recording during the show?

  • Is Karl getting his tin foil hat ready?
  • Vault 7, Wikileaks and the CIA.
  • Alexa wanted for questioning.
  • Alexa and Google Home are beating SIRI, except they are not really.
  • Charitable Apple Pay.
  • Walking out with Apple Pay.
  • Rumours point to an iPad Mini Pro….Yay!!!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm UTC

This week we take a break from the usable format of the show as Dr. Richard Harkness (Human V2 Show) and I attend the ‘Wearable Technology Show 2017’ at London’s Excel centre to see some of the new wearable technologies that will be making their way into the world in the coming months and years.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and GazMaz from the MyMac Podcast as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

  • Apple Unveils Apple Park.
  • AirPods are a ‘Cultural Phenomenon’ says Tim.
  • All the Colours for AirPods.
  • Something Special for the Pro’s…Maybe.
  • Third Party Screens are OK.
  • Streaming at the Oscars.
  • 1 Billion Hours.
  • iPad Compass Boat Fail.
  • Even More Rumours…Sigh.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and Ric McCorriston as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

I finally make my Twitter feed usable again. M&F is now available in Apple News. Apples announces a date and new venue for WWDC. The iPad gets some adverts again, finally. Lawmakers decide if we can ‘Fix it’. Imagine if Apple bought Imagine and there are so many rumours floating about. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers, Alex G. Fox and Dean Murphy (creator of Crystal Adblock) as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

Apple is nearly ready to get into video streaming with ‘Carpool Karaoke’ and ‘Planet of the Apps’. What will the viewing public make of Apple’s initial offerings? Prince comes to a wider range of streaming services. Has Apple allowed iBooks to become Abandonware? Tim Cook says Fake News is ‘killings people’s minds’? We also momentarily return to last week’s Social Media conversation. All this and slightly less on this week’s show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm UTC

This week on our 100th episode I am joined by Barry Gentleman, Matt Barton and Richard Harkness as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

We look back at our first episode from three years ago before turning our attention to the modern day social media issues. Apple hires to develop the Apple TV and warn users of iOS 32bit apps that the end is nigh. Finally some iPhone 8 rumours surface along with an expensive price tag...apparently. 

Production Note: Apologies once again for any audio issues this week. My audio failed big time and I had to go back and record my own stream  after the fact, still, we all learn from our mistakes.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (creator of the Crystal Adblock App) and Mr. BritishMac himself, Will Green as we go over the weeks Apple related news. 

Apple is still in the money and the iPhone is selling well, confounding the analysts once again. Is the Apple Watch in a market all of its own? AirPods get a silent but, for Karl anyway, effective update, however can you get hold of them anywhere and Wi-fi calling comes to Three (thankfully). 

Will’s Pick: Hampstead

Production Note: Apologies for some of the audio sounding a little hot at times. We were plagued by connection issues that resulted in the need to manually recover and process the recording.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and we go over the weeks Apple related news. Apple releases updates across the board and we look ahead to what iOS 10.3 has in store for us, including a new file system. Developers will finally be able to reply to reviews in the App Store. Possible modular add-ons are coming to the Apple Watch. AudioBooks deal comes to and end and Star Trek fans can finally enjoy Amazon’s Echo….OK Computer.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and Don McAllister as we pour over the weeks Apple related news. The UK App store gets some price increases as well as another lawsuit. Plus is Apple about to get into original scripted content and what will the recent lifting of restrictions for Apple TV apps mean?

Don’s Links:
Screencasts Online
SCO Showcase: Tutorials for iPhone, iPad & Mac
The New Vegan Outlook Podcast

Link to hear Karl Singing on MyMac click if you dare.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm UTC

This week we have a full house as Barry Gentleman, Matt Barton, Ric McCorriston and Dean Murphy (Creator of Crystal AdBlock) all drop by. Among other things we discuss the iPhone turning 10 years old, plus the iPhone OS we might have got and how the phone changed mobile communications, as well as it’s continuing influence today.

Production Note: Apologies if the audio is a bit under par this episode. We had some technical issues with Ric and Matt both loosing connectivity mid show. Due to how I record the show I wasn't even sure I could salvage the audio. You may notice me start to panic a little half way through. Thanks for your understanding. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am UTC

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers and Alex G. Fox as we look ahead to what Apple might have in store for us during 2017. Shhhhhh….Actually, we have no clue really so we just pontificate about what we would 'like' to see Apple do within the next twelve months. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm UTC

This week on our second festive show for this festive period I am joined by our former News RoundUp Reported and my old podcasting buddy, Missy! We pretty much ignore any news this week and instead discuss general technology, Christmas, social media and fake news…as well as a few spoilers for Rogue One, you have been warned.

Missy’s App Shoutout: Li.st 

Other Missy Links: MissyMwac, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am UTC

This week it looks as if I'm all alone for Christmas until the door bell chimes and three guests from the past come and join me for this festive show. 

We take the opportunity and look back over the last twelve months of Apple products and share our thoughts and ratings on each item. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm UTC

This week I’m joined by Alex G. Fox (Instagram) as we take a diversion from the usual discussion of the weeks Apple and tech related news and instead focus on one of our favourite applications, PLEX

We discuss what it is and what it can do to transform your media from a collection of boring files to a rich media library accessible to you from anywhere on the globe. 

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Alex G. Fox, Teresa Hummel, Steven Leach & Matt Barton. 
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Direct download: mac_and_forth_092.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21pm UTC

This week I’m joined once again by  Alan Vickers, writer of The Deep Dive Guide to Microsoft Word for iPad as we discuss the weeks Apple related and tech news of the week.

  • Apple Round Watch?
  • Confirmation Apple is building a Car….Nah.
  • The Real Amazon Store.
  • More Apple Doomsaying.
  • Crafty Coppers.
  • Google 4K.
  • BBC 4K.
  • Apple Early Releases…not 4K.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm UTC

This week I’m once again joined by Dean Murphy, creator of the Crystal Ad Block application and Alan Vickers, writer of The Deep Dive Guide to Microsoft Word for iPad as we discuss the weeks Apple related and tech news of the week.

  • MBP Update…again
  • Deal, Deals, Deals
  • A Christmassy Treat
  • Fake News Quiz
  • Fake Products
  • Fake Apps
  • Doooooomed!

Dean’s Podcast: Codename Chicken - An uncensored talk about tech, games and life and stuff.

YouTube Link for Dean’s MBP Fault.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm UTC

This week I’m joined by Dean Murphy, creator of the Crystal Ad Block application as we discuss the weeks Apple related and tech news of the week.

Dean’s New Podcast: Codename Chicken - An uncensored talk about tech, games and life and stuff.

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_089.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm UTC

After yet another extended hiatus the Mac & Forth show returns once again. This week Karl is joined by Barry Gentleman and Mark Chappell to discuss the weeks Apple related news. 

- New MacBook Pros arrives. 
- New Apple Book arrives. 
- Super Priced Mario?
- Amazon Stream.
- How do you like those AR Apples?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am UTC

On this weeks show I am joined by Alex G. Fox to discuss his thoughts on Apple's new iPhone 7+, specifically the new camera system. How does he rate the latest update from Apple and has he really finally joined Instagram?

Alex's links for Twitter and Instagram

Karl's link for Instagram.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm UTC

This week I am joined once again by Dr. Richard Harkness as he takes delivery of his new Apple Watch. We also discuss the recent iOS10 update along with Watch OS3. The Apple Watch Alert is in full effect. 

Links for Richard's Human V2 BlogTwitter and YouTube Channel.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm UTC

The second show is two days. Yep, we are like a bad rash, we keep coming back. On this show I am joined once again by Dr. Richard Harkness as we delve in to the new iPhone 7 and 7Plus that Apple announced last week. Is it a big disappointment like many of the Tech Press were expecting or did Apple do it again?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm UTC

Last week Apple revealed what they have been working on and in this episode I am joined by Richard Harkness to discuss two of those devices, The new Apple Watch and the Air Pods (the iPhone 7 and 7+ will be covered in the next episode). We share our thoughts and opinions regarding these two new wearables from Apple.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 083 - They Said What Now?

On the week my poor old Apple Watch was ripped from my wrist due to it needing a repair I take a look at a few stories from the world of Apple and technology.

This week I discuss…

  • TestDrive with a Tesla.
  • The Olympic straps that are not Olympic straps.
  • Loud Store Opening.
  • Lyric Curator Wanted. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 082 - Knock Knock

Only my second solo show and I’m already behind my release schedule. Sorry it’s a bit late but I had a very busy weekend test driving a Tesla, but more about that next week.

THIS WEEK I DISCUSS… 

  • Kanye West, Tidal and Apple.
  • iPlayer and the Detector Vans.
  • Black Hat Apple.
  • Simple Tech Crimes.

Plus we have some feedback from last week as Gordon asks why is he so bored with technology these days?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show is back...kinda. Yes, after a little break I have decided to re-instate the Mac & Forth Show..again. However, this time it is in a slightly different format. From now on it shall be a one man show.

While the rest of the crew and I will continue to appear on the Essential Apple Show I shall have free reign here to do my own little thing and delve into the stories and aspects of Apple and technology that I find interesting.

Being a one man show I would greatly appreciate any feedback and input my listeners would wish to submit, be it emails, social media posting or audio files. However, as I say on the podcast, I reserve the right to ignore any negativity as there is currently far to much of that in the world at large.

I Hope to develop the shows format over the coming months and have a number of sections I wish to include.

So please feel free to share your thoughts with me and offer your opinions on any of the items in each show.

As a last quick note if you would be so kind to write a new or updated review on iTunes it would be great appreciated and you will get a shout out on the show.

Thanks for reading and now lets get back to some Mac & Forth...

Links for things mentioned:
Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod
Manfrotto MSCLAMP TwistGrip Universal Smartphone Clamp
Feiyu G4 Plus
Splice - Video Editor & Movie Maker
Quik - Video Editor by GoPro
iMovie

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am UTC

As the guys and I are no longer really able to produce the Mac & Forth Show we have all moved over to the Essential Apple Podcast hosted by Mark Chappell.

The format is very familiar if you have been a M&F listener so please head on over to iTunes and subscribe to our new podcast.

This is a copy of our 4th episode, just so you can get a taste and hopefully decide to follow us over.

Thank you for all the support you have given Mac & Forth over the last few years and I hope you join us at our new home.

Thanks.

-Karl Madden

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am UTC

It’s the last Mac & Forth Show of the year, but we will return in January (even if you beg us not too). This week Ric, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) are joined by Tony Blunt (The Airwaves Podcast) to discuss the Apple related news from the last 7 days. Huge iPads, Apple Music goes Android and Beats goes bye-bye plus new Apple Watches rumoured.

It’s here and it’s huge.

Apple on Android.

Not a good week for Music Streamers.

Every Little Helps, Apple Pay.

Watching Watch rumours…again.

 

Reverse the decision to introduce the new surveillance bill link.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Mix-Your-Watch
Mark: Ferrite Recording Studio
Ric: Geckoboard

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm UTC

The new iPad Pro’s are here and so are the entire team…for once. Find out if Matt, Barry, Ric, Karl or Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) have ordered one (I know you’re dying to know right)? Also we circle back to the Governments Investigatory Powers Bill and cry ‘Liar, liar, pants on fire’ before rounding up the show by asking if it all now downhill for Apple…as we’re made to believe at least.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Reverse the decision to introduce the new surveillance bill link.

Worth a Tweet:
Barry: Goodbye Betamax
Matt: TarDisk
Mark: StockPlop
Rich: Adobe Shape CC – Capture and create vector shapes (Canada Only)
Karl: Apple TV

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_078.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm UTC

This week Matt, Barry, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) discuss the new Apple TV….We may need to get the FanBoy Alert on standby. Also, the government has proposed it’s new form of spyin…errr…I mean snoopin….errr…I mean safekeeping the UK general public. What could possibly go wrong?

A New Apple TV.

App discovery…or lack of it.

Pumped about PLEX.

Staying in Control.

UK Snooping.

Open DNS sold.

China Upgrades.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Reverse the decision to introduce the new surveillance bill link.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Plex for Apple TV 4 
Karl2: SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller
Matt: Exif Untrasher (SD Card Restorer) - Free
Matt2: The Dash (Truly Wireless Headphones) - €299.00 (Pre-Order)
Barry: 27” 5K iMac
Mark: #Woodback Snap Case
Simon (Chat-Room): Slashtop

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_077.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm UTC

This week Andrew Stephens (Dr. Happy Mac) joins Ric, Barry, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac and Rampant Mumberlings) to discuss the weeks Apple related news as well as the new Star Wars trailer and Back to the Future day….Yeah, it was ‘that’ kind of week.

The New Apple TV is nearly here.

The Harsh truth of the 21.5inch iMac.

Ban the Pad.

My Macbook is a peeling.

Apple switches off the Electric Motorcycle.

iKettle in Hot Water.

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Waze
Andrew: iCups
Ric: Sonos Voice
Barry: Star Wars Trailer

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_076.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm UTC

Apple has released some new iMacs so Matt, Karl and Barry joined by Alex G Fox discuss the new desktops and Magic devices. Will the new Retina Displays make the guys go all a flutter or will some of the limitations of the cheaper versions dampen their enthusiasm? Also, the soldered ram issues raises its ugly head once again. Well it couldn’t all be ‘FanBoy’ alerts through the entire show could it.

The new Retina’s on the block.

A Magical Tale.

New Phone same Camera?

No China News News.

Tesla’s Graveyard.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Overcast
Alex: Photoshop Elements 14
Matt: Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_075.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm UTC

This week Dean Murphy, the creator of Crystal, the content blocking app for iOS9, joins Ric, Matt, Karl, Barry and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) to discuss the recent turmoil that erupted last week regarding his app and what it is like when the tech media zero in on you. Also we discuss the new iPhones and look forward to installing the freshly released El Capitan on our Macs. 

As clear as Crystal.

A Cat and Mouse game.

The media spotlight.

Pink iPhones, or rather Bros Gold.

Faking the News App.

El Capitan is here!!!

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Just Press Record Now
Matt: Microsoft Office For Mac 2016
Ric: BitBar
Dean: Television Time - Keep track of your favourite shows
Mark: Crystal - Block Ads, Browse Faster
Barry: Star Wars: Commander - Worlds in Conflict

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_074.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm UTC

After a week of playing with the new iOS Ric, Matt, Karl and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) return to share their thoughts and opinions. Maybe Karl changed his views on the London Transit directions or has he got more proof it’s hopeless? Also Watch OS 2 was released and probably installed. New iPhones should be here soon and the guys share their thoughts about Content Blocking in iOS 9.

The new iOS9 a week later.

Watch OS 2 is finally here.

Blocking that Content.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Tunnelbear VPN Service
John Mainwaring (Listener): Jumpshare

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_073.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm UTC

After last weeks Apple announcements the boys have had some time to mull over what was presented. Are they still as excited as they were last week or have the effects of Apple Reality Distortion Field evaporated a little? This week digital artist and teacher Paul Kercal (Screen Painter) joins Ric, Matt, Karl, Barry and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) to share their thoughts and answer a few questions from our listeners.

The mail, the mail is here!

The Prediction Quiz Results….Flash-Gate.

iPhone Orders….It’s pink dammit.

ApplePlexTV 

I want my iPad Pro?

iOS 9 Lost in Transit

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Apple Watch Band, JETech® 42mm Stainless Steel Strap Wrist Band
Paul: Ibiopen Active SENSE Capacitive Touch Screen Stylus
Matt: Lacie 9000601 4 TB USB 3.0 Rugged RAID Thunderbolt

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_072.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm UTC

There is actually some REAL Apple news this week as Tim Cook took to the stage and showed off what Apple has been working on recently and oh what a selection we have. Karl is joined by Barry, Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) and Guy Serle (The MyMac Podcast) as well as our intrepid on-the-spot reporter Alex G Fox, who checks in from the London Mac User Group and is joined by Tim and Paul (LMUG) to see what the Apple faithful thought of the announcements. Have Apple impressed us with their new shiny things and what will we soon be shelling out our cash for?

All the new Shiny Things

Watch the Colours

That’s a BIG iPad.

Apple TV…AT LAST!!!!!

Rocking the 6S

To Sponsor Mark’s Friend for Charity Run Click Here.

Also we have our responses to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Guy: NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus 

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_071.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am UTC

This week, as Apple has announced what we suspect to be the new iPhone 6S launch, we once again put on our Quiz hats, turn and laugh at each other for being in ridiculous looking quiz hats and settling down for our usual Predictions Quiz. Matt once again becomes QuizMaster as Ric, Karl, Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast), Adam Christianson (MacCast & The iOS Show) and GazMaz (The MyMac Podcast & GazMaz.com) try and see if they can predict, with no certainty whatsoever, what Apple will be showing us come next Wednesday. Fortunately, like always, you, our glorious listeners, can enter the fray and show us all up…like usual.

To take part simply follow this link and fill in the fairly short form to show, once again, who knows more about Apple.

Also we have our repossess to our last Latched Question and you can join our future Latched conversations by visiting here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: PAC-MAN 256 - Endless Arcade Maze
Matt: SUNNY - Solar powered iPhone 6 case - KickStarter Link
Adam: HeadsUp Webcam Viewer
GazMaz: Ghostery

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_070.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 069 - Bling Bling For Your Ring Ring

After another week of pouring over the Apple related news, views and opinion  Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) and Vincent Sung, developer of the Social Podcasting app, Latched, to share their thoughts…Well, the guests will probably be ok but we’ll be amazed if the regulars manage one cohesive thought amongst them…still, hope strings eternal. 

Tell us about Latched.

Proof that Apple is building a car…maybe.

Smart Windshield, dumb stories.

Teenage Terror.

Musical Ads.

Bling Bling on your Ring Ring.

To join our Latched conversation please visit here.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Marvel Puzzel Quest
Matt: BioLite CampStove
Vincent: Latched
Ric: USB Wall Socket
Mark: Presence 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 068 - Smarter Signals

Another week and another show that gathers together the weeks Apple related news and pokes a very pointy stick at it. We have a full house this week as Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Alex G. Fox (The AirWaves Podcast) and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) as they discuss and pontificate upon the news, rumours and debates of the last seven days.

A Brief Recap.

Nothing To See Here.

Forcing the Force Touch.

Smarter Signals.

6S Is Already Dooooooomed.

Naughty MacKeeper.

10 Years? Really?
Ars Technica Piece: Intellectual Property Office Consultation Document Link

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Score! Hero 
Ric: Emby
Barry: iNetTools – Network Diagnose Tools
Alex: Google Nik Collection
Matt: Anker Nylon Braided USB Cable with Lightning Connector

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:25am UTC

Anyone remember Karl?  Well he’s busy once again so it’s another Guest Host Episode with Alex Fox trying to make sense of tech and Apple related news stories. This week he is joined by Ric, Mark (EssentialMac & Rampant Mumblings Podcast) and Peter Bird  (The Deeper Look Podcast).

No news round up as Missy’s still away doing things like having fun and not recording podcast round ups so we dive straight into..

IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks for employees

Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism with strong iOS encryption, experts theorize

Edward Snowden Explains Why Apple Should Continue To Fight the Government on Encryption

Security experts create worm that infects Mac firmware and is nearly impossible to get rid of

Crystal for iOS.  Ad..sorry content blocking for iOS

Worth a Tweet:
Alex : Yoink - Matthais Gansrinler. Mac App Store £3.99 
Mark : Cinder World’s only Glass Screen Protector with Real Curved Edges

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 066 - OS / MS 10

Once again Karl is taking a break and leaving the lunatics to run the asylum. Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumblings Podcast) tries to keep the regular offenders under control.  Matt, Ric and Mr Alex Fox are all up for parole and only their views and opinions could possibly set them free…So, no chance of that then. 

This week Guy Serle steps in to do Guy’s News Roundup

Windows 10 is Released..
Are we just interested because it’s free for now or will this Microsoft everywhere approach make Apple get its hustle on?

UK banks HSBC, First Direct go live with promised Apple Pay support
Finally some might say!

Amazon Prime Music hits the UK as Spotify and Apple Music rival
1 million songs for Prime customers but does it really matter or add anything to amazon?

iPad's dominance continues to fade in shrinking tablet market, latest IDC data shows
While the Apple iPad held on to its position as the leading tablet brand worldwide during the June quarter, the gap with other tablet makers shrank .

Opinion: Do we hold on to our tech too long?
Talking point is that are people resenting Apple for sunsetting hardware because their stuff lasts so long.  iPhone 4s getting a new lease of life, Apple TV 2 getting more life?

Breakthrough could finally bring wireless charging to iPhone
Would you prefer a phone that lasts longer or one you can charge easier

Worth a Tweet:
Mark: Latched - Social podcasting.
Alex : iCloud: Add an attachment to an email
Matt: Lifeproof Cases

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 065 - The Mark & Forth Show

This week Karl is taking a break leaving hosting duties to Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumberlings Podcast) who is joined by the capable(ish) regulars that are Matt, Ric, Barry and joining us from the MyMac.com podcast is GazMaz. We pour over the latest Apple news, rumours, get sidetracked and Rick shares an interesting moment whilst “cycling”

Neil Young Pulls Catalogue from “streaming” not just iTunes

Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and App Store Experiencing Issues During VMA Nominee Announcements

Spotify to provide a fresh personalised mix of music each week

Apple Disables App Store Reviews From Devices Running iOS 9

Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $2B mark for first time

And in Apple Watch news

Apple Watch Customer Satisfaction Hits 97%, Higher Than Both Original iPhone And iPad
“It was almost as if the farther away people were from tech or the tech industry, the more they liked the Apple Watch.”

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Automatic
Barry: Biologic Bike Mount Plus iPhone case
GazMaz: OlloClip Studio
GazMaz 2: Thunderbirds Supersize Thunderbird 2 with Thunderbird 4 Action Figure

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 064 - That Will Do Nicely...Oh, Wait.

This week Matt, Ric and Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac & The Rampant Mumberlings Podcast) and Adam Christianson (The MacCast) to pour over the weeks Apple related news and share their experiences of using an iPhone to buy stuff….namely pasties and McD’s. We’re so healthy aren’t we?

New iPods, but for who?

Do you take Apple Pay?

Loads of Macs.

FTC are watch you Apple.

Office 2016 is here, in 2015.

Apple TV…Finally?

Worth a Tweet:
Matt: Kleen Kanteen Reflect Stainless Steel Bottle
Ric: Tesla Powerwall
Adam: Adobe Comp CC
Karl: Mpow Streambot

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:01am UTC

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 053 - Bashed By Bieber

This week Matt, Barry and Karl and joined by Callum Petras and Richard Harkness (Human V2) to debate the weeks Apple related news. A few of the panel have now tried on the Apple Watch for real and they share their thoughts and opinions of their try on experience. Fortunately as it’s an audio show you don’t have to view their hairy wrists as they relive the experience.

It’s WWDC Party time.

Strapping it on our Wrists.

Watch Envy?

No Bands for us?

Going Gold in London.

Photo Woes.

Matching Beats.

Playlists for All.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Photos App
Matt: Watch Covers
Barry: PLEX for iOS
Callum: Orogo
Richard: Make MKV & iFlicks 2

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 052 - Look At The Price Of That Thing.

It’s nearly time for pre-orders of the Apple Watch. What will the guys be opting for or what will be making them hold off? This week Matt, Barry and Karl and joined by Callum Petras and Adam Christianson (The MacCast) to delve into the weeks news and share their views and opinions. 

Star Wars at Last.

Time for an Update?

The Reviews are out….Oh.

No HBO for you UK….Again.

How To buy an Apple Product…Updated.

You All Get 50% off…Unless you want Gold.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Opinion Podcasts – Record, Edit & Share
Barry: Dark Echo
Callum: Logitech Harmony Ultimate
Matt: CleanMyMac 3
Adam: Echoes
Chatroom: Office Lens

The Feed Link for the new Mac & Forth Show Moment - Click Here

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 051 - Velvet Rope

The gang is back to go through the weeks Apple related news (Watch) once again. Matt & Karl are joined by Mark Chappell (EssentialMac) and Callum Petras (who struggles with his virginal internet service through the show) and poke and prod everything Apple related they find.

AppleCare for Mums

Who was an April Fool?

Mini Apple Shops.

You are not worthy of 30 mins.

Cheap Watches in the USA…if in the UK.

Keeping Pace with the Watch

Trade in Time.

SSD go BIG.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: PS4 Dual Shock Controller
Matt: Brik Case
Matt 2: Jot Script 2 Evernote Edition Stylus
Callum: Logitech Harmony Ultimate
Mark: Glympse

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 050 - MP-Pads

This week we are fully manned even though Ric is away on Paternity leave (congratulations Sir). Callum Petras and Mark Chappell (EssentialMac) join Matt, Barry and Karl to go over the weeks Apple related news and bring their usual slightly sideways look of the weeks headlines and events. 

MP’s Get iPads.

New Channels on ATV…Even For Us Brits.

Apple Opens It’s Wallet.

Anti-Anti-Virus.

Apple Watch Health Concerns.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: THE BUMPER BY ACTIONPROOF: Protect The Apple Watch
Matt: All-In-One iPhone & Apple Watch Dock
Matt 2: Click - Apple Watch Aluminium Adapter
Barry: Mr Jump By 1Button
Callum: Crop on the fly
Mark: Blogo: A Desktop Blogging App For Mac with Evernote Support

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 049 - WineBook

After another week we have escaped once more to do yet another show. This week Ric, Matt and Karl or joined by both Alex G. Fox  and Guy Serle (The MyMac Podcast) to discuss the weeks news and share their opinions after a week of musing Apple recent announcements.

Also, as a special bonus the guys perform a live read of an episode of the upcoming podcast drama The Maltese Cube written by Guy Serle.

Purchase a Pixel

Watch Thoughts

Keeping Strapped.

A MacBook Decision.

Cook Makes An Offer.

Apple TV Coming Soon?….Please!!!!!

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Bludio Bluetooth Headphones (reviewed on MicroTechMartin.com)
Matt: Bluesmart Luggage
Guy: Audio Convertor Pro
Alex: Miele

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 048 - It's Time

With Matt away on secret manoeuvres Alex G. Fox  joins Ric, Barry and Karl to look at this weeks Apple Announcement. What did they make of the new MacBook and who is going to be getting an Apple Watch? 

A Cheaper TV

ResearchKit For All.

A Sexy MacBook

Divided On a Watch

Worth a Tweet:

Karl: Moovit
Alex: JPEGmini
Ric:: Graham Fink Exhibition
Barry: The Woman In Black

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_048.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 047 - The Apple Watch Quiz

With only a few days to Apple next launch event it’s time to yet again play The Mac & Forth Quiz Of What Will Be Announced…catchy title huh?
Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by Dr. Richard Harkness (Human V2) to try and predict what will be revealed next Monday. Also, you have the opportunity of challenging our assembled….what’s a nice word?…errr…..pundits, with your own predictions. Just follow the link listed below.

Apple Photos

Cooking Secrecy

It’s All In The Invite

The Apple Watch Quiz

Please take part in our Apple Watch Quiz by Clicking Here

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Sonos Play:1 - £167
Matt: Nifty MiniDrive - from €34.99
Ric: Firefox Hello
Richard: Mix Your Watch
Barry: Thunder - Wonder Days

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 046 - Fifty Shades Of Matt

With both Missy and Bazza away we have a BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) guest situation as both Andy Leigh and Callum Petras join Ric, Matt and Karl to discuss the weeks Apple and Apple related news and place it under their microscope...well, they have to use them for something.

Free Repairs For Some...At Last.

There's Gold In That There Watch.

Let's Pay The Trolls.

Power Off, Tracker On.

Tokenization In The EU.

Meet The Concierge.

Let The Public Use 8.3...Wait, What?

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Mountie Clip
Karl: Type2Phone
Matt: Lightning & Magsafe Saver
Callum: Pingit
Andy: Sonos
Ric: Health Mate by Withings
Chatroom: Role: A Role Playing Party Game

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 045 - But I Can't Grow A Hasselhoff

 

Another week and another round of Apple related news hits the air. (Un)Fortunately Barry, Ric and Karl are here to share their views and opinions but they are thankfully joined by the competent Russ Clewett (The AirWaves Podcast) to discuss, dissect and dismiss the weeks news.

The Apple Car...Yeah, right.

No Guns for You But Maybe Some Weed.

For The Record.

When 2GB Just isn't Enough.

A Study of Ive.

Madden's Getting Old(er).

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: PewPew £Free
Karl2: iTunes Movie & TV Show of the Week
Russ: Fuji Camera Remote App.
Baz: Norse-Corp Attack Monitor

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_045.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 044 - Poor Labels

After a few unexpected weeks away Alex G. Fox competently takes over the hosting duties as Karl falls ill moments before the show. This week he is joined by Matt, Barry and Dr Richard Harkness (Human V2) to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

Apple’s Photos is Coming.

Trained in Watch Usage.

Personal Health Monitoring.

Apple’s Music Strategy.

Now we Know Where All the Money Goes.

Microsoft new direction and what it means for Apple.

Worth a Tweet:
Barry:
 This War is Mine £12.99
Matt: Luna: The Smart Bed Mattress $199
Richard: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn on Kindle £1.29
Alex: Maltese Cube by Guy Serle on Kindle £1.99
Karl: Outlook for iOS

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_044.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 043 - Uberduper

This week Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl are in search of any significant Apple related news but having come up a bit empty they turn their attention to Glass, Nest and the Uber service....That was a sentence that would have made no sense a few years ago.

Apple Taken To Court....Again.

The Floyd Blames Apple.

Glass Will Return.

Madden's Nest.

Uber and London.

Glitter Bomb Explodes.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Bowling Centre £2.29
Ric: Windows 8.1 (?????)
Matt: Workflow £2.49
Matt: RoaringApps Site

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_043.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 042 - iLlegal

It's a brand new year and a brand new episode of The Mac & Forth Show. This week Ric, Matt, Barry and Karl are joined by the wonderful Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline). We  get to discuss the week's Apple related news and poke a little fun at things with a long pokey stick.

Silly Studies.

Cameron Crazy?

EU VAT is just FUN.

HomeKit & SIRI.

Apple Fake Watch.

Flickr Finals.

Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Inferno 2 £1.99
Ric: Ship Your Enemies Glitter
Barry: 8 Ball Pool £Free
Don: 4KDownload
ElectricBanana (Chat-Room): Framed £3.99

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_042.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm UTC

It was a week and a bit before Christmas and all through the house, the Mac & Forth hosters, were skulking about. 

This week Ric and Karl are joined by Russ Clewett (The Airwaves Podcast), Dr Richard Harkness (Human V2) and podcaster newbie Callum Petras as they cast their festive eye over the weeks Apple news and share their likes and dislikes on their favourite tech company. 

Grumpy Guardian 

Restricted Watch Apps

Evil Madden

Likes & Dislikes

Helping out. 

The MacMedics

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: Ski Safari £0.69
Ric: Circle Pong £Free
Richard: Hour of Code
Russ: Elite Dangerous & Project SAM
Callum: Withings Healthmate

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm UTC

The team returns for another week to try and find a few Apple stories. Ric, Barry and Karl are joined by Richard Harkness (Human V2) to examine the Apple related stories of the week. Will they find anything? They also ask what might Apple do in 2015?

Black Friday comes to the UK…Why?

iPod Antitrust suit kicks off…in 2014.

Apple TV is being beaten to the stream.

iOS8 adoption is up…OK.

The Apple Watch is still coming.

Cracking it.

And what will Apple do next year we ask?

The MacMedics
Moving to an SSD

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Worth a Tweet:
Richard: Sky Force 2014 £Free
Barry: AC/DC Rock or Bust £8.99
Alex via Chatroom: ProCam2 £1.49
Simon Via Chatroom: Wire

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_040.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm UTC

As our American cousins get ready to carve up their turkeys the guys return to carve up the weeks Apple related news and views. Karl is joined by RicMatt and Barry as they try to get to the bottom of it all. Will they succeed? Doubtful. 

Apple goes (RED)

71.5 Million iPhones this Christmas.

iCloud sucks?

CNN Camera Man and an iPhone.

Corning Cornering the Glass Market.

No Virtual Watch-face for you.

Controlling you ATV with a wave.

The MacMedics
Multiple Emails Accounts viewable by all.

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Worth a Tweet:
Karl: WALTR $15 (While on offer)
Barry: World of Warriors £Free but with IAP) 
Ric: LightwaveRF £Free
Matt: Telegram
Peter via Chatroom: Flashlight

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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_039.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm UTC

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm UTC

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm UTC

The guys return after their hiatus where they worked on a number of solo endeavours resulting in none of them becoming millionaires, and so they have decided to put the old band back together.

 

This week Matt, Ric, Barry, Alex and Karl start by looking back at what occurred while they were off the air. Apple bought Beats and something called WWDC happened.

 

Storage storage everywhere

 

Apple no longer developing Aperture

 

Budget iMac

 

New iPods.

 

iPhone 6 & iWatch

 

MacMedics:

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Worth a Tweet:

Karl: The Itty Bitty Security Podcast by Teresa Hummel

Karl: Food Rating by Karl Proctor

Matt: Spotify Premium

Barry: Scratch 2 Offline Editor

Ric: Photoshop Mix

 

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