The Mac & Forth Show

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

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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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News Roundup read by: Missy

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_071.mp3
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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
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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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Direct download: mac_and_forth_069.mp3
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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PS: After the end credit music I added a little ditty I created in Garageband, just for a bit of fun.

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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Direct download: mac_and_forth_068.mp3
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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Direct download: Mac_and_forth_067.mp3
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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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News Roundup read by: Guy Serle

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Direct download: mac_and_forth_066.mp3
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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Direct download: mac_and_forth_65.mp3
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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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Direct download: mac_and_forth_064.mp3
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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Direct download: mac_and_forth_063.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am UTC

The Mac & Forth Show 062 - Music Time

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

Beats1 Goes Live.

Curation Playlists surprises.

Apple in too many places?

Should the others be worried?

Better battery cover.

Barclays have an alternative.

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

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