The Mac & Forth Show

Another week and RicBaz and Karl are joined by Alex and go over the week’s Apple related news with a large magnifying glass and pick at it with small pairs of tweezers.

New MacBook Airs.
Oh ComiXology, what have you become?
ET didn’t go home, they buried him.
Ahrendts reports for duty.
Bigger than iTunes.
Touching my iPad.

The Mac Medics plug a 15 minute gap.

Worth A Tweet
Barry: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Alex: Countdown - Official TV Show App
Ric: CoppaFeel!

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This week the usual rabble of Ric, Matt, Baz and Karl are joined by the Grand Jedi Master of Sceencasts, the much revered Don McAllister. He is on hand to bring some order to our usual chaotic proceedings….or, do we corrupt him and turn him to the dark side? Bwahahahah!!!!

Nessie? Is that you?
Exclusives for phone?
Mac Mini, Gaming Machine.
Nike runs out of fuel.
A Green Apple.
You can Yahoo that.
Update Time.

The Mac Medics climb the tower of Babel for a Language issue.

Worth A Tweet
Karl: Unpossible
Matt: Elevation Stand’s Aluminium iMac or Display
Don: Downie
ChatRoom: Project Naptha & Silencer Plug

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Alex and Karl head off into the heart of London to use the iPhone to capture some shots around Westminster and show what a few simple taps on the phone’s native photo app can produce.

Fox’s Foto Forum Post about the subject.

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This week Ric, Matt, Baz and Karl are going solo, (well, if you can count four people as going solo, which you can’t really, but never mind) as they track down the weeks Apple related news and wax lyrical about semi-related topics.

Apple gets into the real power business.
Laptop Thief busted, eventually.
Carplay for everyone…maybe.
Where are the Mac Pros?
Office gets Personal.

The MacMedics get their stream on.

Worth a Tweet
Karl: Mixlr
Barry: Creative Inspire T10 2.0 Speaker System
Ric: Handpresso

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This week Karl is joined by Russ Clewett to discuss the new Adobe Lightroom Mobile App. How has Russ found using the companion app on his iPad and are subscription models the way to go moving forward?

Apps Discussed:
Adobe Lightroom Mobile
Pixelmator for Mac
Acorn for Mac

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We put last weeks audio issues in a neat little box and shove them under the stairs to hopefully be forgotten…for a while anyway. This week we have a Doctor in the house, fortunately Karl has been inspected and managed to pass the psych-test, just. 

Dr. Richard Harkness joins Ric, Matt, Baz and Karl too once again talk all things Apple and such.

Apple announces the WWDC Lottery.
What can we expect from this years show?
OpenSSL exploit is out in the Open.
Job’s Holy Google War.
SIRI swallows Novauris….Karl can’t pronounce it though.
Scales for you food.
Don’t wave at the Nest Protect wrong.
Charging your Phone in 30 secs.

The MacMedics tackle troubling ticked tracks for Tim.

Worth a Tweet:
Barry: Office 365
Matt: Henge Docks Horizontal Dock
Richard: Cambridge USB Dacmagic XS

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Welcome to our sister show of the Mac & Forth Show. The Mac & Forth Show Mini. Here we will be focusing on either some big news of the week or a Apple related subject. We also hope to interview some developers along the way so if you are a developer or know of one please get in touch if they would like to be part of a future show.

Anyway, this week Karl deals with one of his favourite subjects, streaming media. He explains why the Chromecast has become his device of choice and covers how to set up and use Plex.

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Well our thirteenth episode didn’t go exactly as planned with our Google Hangout refusing to play nicely. However, we muddle through  and solider on.

This week Ric, Matt, Baz & Karl are joined by Robert Falck to natter about Apple and other things that slip into their consciousness stream.

Robert Falck’s book can be purchased here.
Rob’s Podcast: The Streak Speaks

Did we all manage to side step the week’s April Fools jokes?
Office for iPad is finally here.
Updates for iWork and Safari…Woop.
iFixit’s Boss is not happy.
No Typo for you.
Ink Saving Fonts, a teenager and the US Goverment.
You can now Nest in the UK.
Transporter Apps.
Mounting the Mac Pro.
A wafer thin iPhone…maybe.

The Medics tackle Mounting.

Worth A Tweet:

The Mini Mount
A Simple Guide To A Healthy Digital Life

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This week Ric, Matt, Baz and Karl are joined but Russ Clewett, from The Airwaves Podcast, to discuss the weeks Apple news. Also Alex Fox pops in for Fox’s Foto Forum and Missy is our new News Roundup Anchor Girl. 

(Apologies for some of the audio this week. We had some issues with the Google Hangout.)

Still No iPlayer for the ATV.
Former Batman to become Jobs?
EyeGo for you iPhone.
Twitter Music, We’d miss you if we knew you.
Tax Loops and Price Hikes…or Drops.
Trump will be responsible for a Larger iPhone.
iTunes for Android?
Fanless MacBook’s?

The Mac Medics tackle a mail issue.

Alex Fox shares some tips for Free Photo Software.

Worth A Tweet
Karl: Chromecast
Russ: Mamp/Mamp Pro 
Matt: PLEX

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There is Apple news out there, roaming free, so Matt, Baz, Ric and Karl go on safari to track it down.

Apple releases an 8Gb 5c, but for who?
The iPad 4 makes a comeback.
OneNote is free for all, take note.
A kernel of a vulnerability
PopCorn Time has gone…wait, now it’s back again.
No TV for you.
Jony Ive does an interview but says nothing.

The MacMedics and the jailbroken Apple TV
Lee Hord’s solution.

Worth A Tweet
Karl: Kit Bluetooth Gloves
Ric: Threes
Matt: Fit Headless HDMI Adaptor
Barry: Transporter

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We've finally reached a double digit episode, soon our little Podcast will be old enough to drink. It’s another week that Matt, Ric, Barry and Karl hunt down and discuss the weeks Apple related news and boy is it a busy one.

 

Apple finally releases iOS 7.1
iTunes gets another Festival
iRadio is catching on
Star Trek boldly comes to the Mac
Sony and Panasonic want to archive your information
A Torrent Player surly not long for this world
Apple still needs Samsung chips
Fancy Pizza ordering
Pono putting iPod to shame?
Office 2014 coming soon?

 

The MacMedics look into the iCloud

 

Worth a Tweet
Karl: Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard

 

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This week Matt, Baz, Ric and Karl have to behave themselves as they are joined by a lovely lady. Kelly Guimont throws caution to the wind and jumps in with the usual nonsense that passes for a show around here.

Apple reveals Carplay.
Peter Oppenheimer is leaving Apple to spend more time with his money.
The 13inch MacBook Pro Non-Retina is not long for this world it seems.
Apple wants more Beyonces.
The BlackPhone only appears to impress Karl.

The MacMedics tackle a problem from their own with a little care.

Worth a Tweet.
Sonos Play:1
Nest Protect

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Matt, Baz, Ric and Karl return for more Mac merriment and somehow talk Paul Kercal into joining their shenanigans. Will he be the lone voice of reason and logic? Not if the guys have anything to do with it.

An email from a listener (see, we do have one).
Apple plugs a nasty exploit.
Telegram welcome AppChat jumpers.
The US Airforce ditch their Blackberries for Apples.
How to beat a parking ticket.
Steve jobs gets a stamp.
Where’s the flipping iPlayer?
The iKettle arrives…but most of us don’t know why.

We have the fastest solved MacMedics Moment ever.

Worth A Tweet:
Telegram

Paul's site and iBooks Link

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It’s episode 007 of Forth, Mac & Forth, licensed to chat without supervision. This week Madden, Karl Madden is joined by Barton, Matt Barton, McCorriston, Ric McCorriston and Gentleman, Barry Gentleman to discuss the weeks’ Apple related news, shaken, not stirred.

 

Jony Ive disappeared for a few scary moments.

Is Office coming to the iPad and is it too late?

Do iPhone users have ‘Blind Loyalty’?

Samsung and Apple fail to kiss and make up.

Apple’s SIRI ads are ‘mere puffery’.

Apparently links are NOT copyright breaches.

 

The RumourMill is in full tilt with news of heart attack monitors, possible Tesla purchase and MDM Overhaul(?).

 

The MacMedics have some sad news for one of our listeners.

 

Worth A Tweet Picks

Transporter Sync

Jot Script Evernote Edition

Logtempo

 

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The guys are back for another week of Apple news and discussion. This week another Special Guest has sneaked in through the door. Mr BritishMac himself Will Green joins in the fun and misbehaves a little bit, enough to send Karl into an editing frenzy. :)


Woz says Appe should make and Android phone…or did he?

Flappy Bird has flapped it’s last flap.

Some folks bitter about Bitcoin app removal.

The Beatles are on your Apple TV.

Confirmation a new ATV is on the way?

The Aussies get iRadio.

The Mac Pro queue isn’t getting any shorter.

Better Selfies soon thanks to Sony?

CATCHR allows you to snoop like the NSA.


The MacMedics try to solve another issue with some troublesome DNS settings.


Three apps make our Worth A Tweet section.

Picatext

Knock

Space Gremlin


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This week Karl, Matt, Ric and Barry are joined by GazMaz from The MyMac Podcast.

 

They huddle down and hammer out the week’s Apple news with their usual skill and insight…Ok, you, got us there. 

 

The OFT outlines new rules for Free-To-Play app developers.

 

Google sells Motorola and Microsoft gets a new CEO, but what does it all mean for Apple, if anything?

 

Facebook gets a new app but is it just Paper thin?

 

PayPal desperately wants to be pally with Apple.

 

The iPhones on fire, but not in a good way.

 

AppleTV pins down WWE in it’s content selection.

 

Healthbook is rumoured to be coming to iOS8. It might help Karl get fit, although, then again…

 

The MacMedics try to solve another issue.

 

A few tips in our Worth a Tweet section including how to make you 5S Fingers scanner better.

 

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The Mac & Forth Show returns for it's forth outing to discuss the week's Apple news.

Karl Madden is once again joined by Matt Barton (for most the show anyway), Barry Gentleman and Ric McCorriston.

Apple makes record profits but the financial analysts are not impressed.

Tim Cook confirms there will be a new product category this year.

The iPhone 5C...ahhhhhhhh.

A fix is on the way for iOS7.

iTunes Radio in the UK makes a quick appearance, then vanishes again.

Your smartphone is your smart key.

RedBull comes to an ATV near you.

The Rumour Mill is in full operation.

And the MacMedics tackle an erant router.

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Another week. Another Episode. Another Opportunity to Un-Subscribe….but please don’t.

This week the gang of Karl Madden, Matt Barton, Barry Gentleman and Ric McCorriston return to kick around the week’s Apple news, and they actually find some…no, honestly.

The Mackintosh turns the ripe old age of 30.

Ric ‘really’ liked that old Apple advert.

iPhone enters The Dragon.

iBeacons coming to yet another store.

Apple is making it’s way to the classroom…lucky kids?

The Airplay Recorder is here…but why?

Fix me with a FixMeStick.

I love to be controlled Chromotely.

Phil Schiller hits the ‘Unfollow’ button.

Mac Mini Haswells might do well.

The MacMedics are stumped.

The New Section of Worth A Tweet picks ‘Name You Own Price 4 Bundle’ and 1Password

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Karl Madden is joined once again by Matt Barton, Ric McCorriston, Barry Gentleman and special Guest Alex G. Fox to discuss the week's Apple news in a thoughtful and insighful manner...No, honest...Really...Oh, Ok, you've got us.

The iPhone turns 7 years old.

Is the little phone a gateway device?

B.Y.O.D. is the order of the day.

The $999.99 app.

The perfect patent for drunken photography?

Will the drums of defeat sound for Beats?

The MacMedics tackle another moment.

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The Mac & Forth Show is here. We battle a few audio issues (that I'm sure we'll correct by our next show...honest) but still muddle through and discuss the week's Apple related news. 

Karl Madden is joined by Matt Barton, Ric McCorriston and Barry Gentleman to have a back and forth about:-

The New Mach Pro has arrived but Matt hasn't got his yet.

12 days of Gifts but not every is happy.

Tim Cooks tells his staff to look forward to 2014 and we ask what's coming.

Jacob Applebalm has scared the heck out of everyone, or so I thought.

iDevice controllers are here but why do they all cost the same?

The Kickstarter that want to turn your iPad into a ZX Spectrum.

iPhapblet rumours run riot.

What's caught our eye at CES.

Ric uses 'Find My iPhone' in anger.

The MacMedics solve an issue.

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